Stretching Wings and a Sacred Journey of Connection

Throughout April I was noticing all the beautiful monarch butterflies visiting our home and they shared a beautiful message and reminder with me.

‘Until you stretch your wings……..you’ll never know how far you can fly’.

So I set this as a kind of intention for the month and this is what I discovered.

When we dare to stretch our wings, try new things and chase our dreams, allowing ourselves to be vulnerable and out of our comfort zone we connect in such a sacred way with those people and things around us.

Divine timing and synchronicity saw both Rod and I this past week spend time once more in one of our favorite parts of the world – the beautiful Tweed Hinterland upon sacred indigenous land at Gunnebah Retreat connecting with Mother Gaia and over twenty beautiful souls as we shared a sacred journey to find our inner shamanka/shaman under the direction of Rachelle Charman from the Crystal Awakening Academy.

Excitingly we birthed our very own medicine drum, delved deeper into crystals and spent time holding space for one other as we learnt ancient rituals and healing techniques for mind, body and spirit completing Levels 1 and 2 of Crystal Shamanism.

It was a transforming six days of self awareness, a-ha moments and integration which included profound personal healing as well as learning how to help others on their healing journeys. These healings allowed me to reclaim my creative womb, my heart, and vision, and connect with both my power animal and crystal among other things.

We meditated, did yoga, embraced and danced with the four elements (fire, water, earth and air) and particularly special was a live intimate concert with Murray Kyle.  His conscious music and beautiful lyrics resonated deep in my heart and brought me to tears.

Since being guided to reclaim my vision I have had two nights of visions and dreams……..which last night upon my return home I was able to remember so vividly more than I have ever done with any dream before.  It had a powerful message in regards to my personal healing while the visions the night before I feel may have been more of a prediction of what is to come.  We’ll have to wait and see.

In myself I know I am now ready to more willingly seek my truth and speak my truth. Divine Messages such as the affirmation that I am a powerful creative visionary healer and artist came forward.    It also came with the suggestion that I paint it so I will hopefully get into the studio in the coming days to do just that.

It will no doubt take a little while for everything to sink in and integrate but right now I am just going with the flow and enjoying the feeling of my heart filled with so much love and gratitude it feels like it is about to explode.  This feeling and this part of my journey is something I will treasure always along with the new friendships made.

So I encourage you to spread your wings, because as the quote states that I paired with this image as it was the message coming to me – Until you Spread your Wings you will never know how far you can fly!

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I’d love to hear how you stretched your wings recently and what wonderful connections you made so be sure to leave me a comment below.

Love, Light and Blessings

Danie xx

 

A Crystal for Love!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  This weekend totally celebrates the idea of Love with International Self Love Day occurring on the 13th of February and Valentine’s Day on the 14th.  So I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce you to a Crystal for Love.

Whether you are wanting to love yourself more or are actually seeking love, the perfect crystal to promote heart healing and attract love is Rose Quartz.

This gentle and loving crystal is a delicate rose pink in color and has a vibration of unconditional love, joy and healing.

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Like all quartz crystals it will amplify energy, so its a great choice to have placed throughout your home to enhance all types of relationship and interactions with others.  It will encourage compassion, self love, relieve stress, ease heartache, promote forgiveness and instill inner peace.

Resonating with and opening the heart chakra it is a great stone choice for balancing the emotions as it’s soothing energy assists to release repressed hurts and negativity.

If you are single and wish to find a romantic partner try placing a piece on your bedside table.

 

Rose Quartz is quite affordable, a wonderful jewelry choice, particularly to be worn close to the heart and would be one of my first stone suggestions to anyone just starting their crystal journey.

Danie xx

February a Month for Seeing Red!

Earlier this week I touched on the Chinese New Year and the COLOR red.  Red is definitely the appropriate color to focus further on this month as it is not only a color which symbolizes Good Fortune and Happiness for the Chinese, but also the color of passion and seduction associated with cupid and St Valentine’s Day.

Red is warm and energizing.  It can signify anger, danger and the need to stop, as well as courage.  It is the color of blood, and vitality,  and is also associated with the element of fire and the devil.

OUR CONNECTION

We all have a connection to the color of red through our body.

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Red is the color which represents our Root/Base Chakra located at the base of our spine and pelvic floor.  This chakra is associated with our sense of security and survival and our connection to our physical body, environment, the earth, our ancestors, family and origins.

Keeping this chakra in balance helps keeps us grounded, mentally and emotionally stable.

Some signs that you may not be grounded include:

  • Feeling lightheaded, dizzy or spaced out.
  • Forgetfulness, losing or misplacing things
  • Feeling unwell, fatigued or lacking energy.
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Feeling nervous or overstimulated.
  • Any ailment connected to our legs and kidneys, even feeling more comfortable sitting cross legged  can also be a sign that we are not grounded.
  • A dislike of this color, therefore it is not present in your environment at work or home, or your wardrobe

I posted a few days ago that connecting with the earth, ie.  walking barefoot on the grass, or at the beach can help us to ground, however we can also use CRYSTALS to aid us in grounding our energy.

CRYSTALS

The energies of both Red and Black Crystals are good for helping us to stay grounded.

Crystals that are red in color such as Red Jasper will help to give your energy a boost if you are feeling fatigued or lacking energy, while black crystals such as Black Obsidian are good if your energy needs to be calmed down when you are overstimulated.

You will find that black crystals are also often protective stones, which assist us in shielding our energy fields from negativity, electromagnetic pollution, physic attack and the like.

Each different type of crystal and color stone has a range of different attributes which when you start to utilize and work with them can energetically assist your well-being. That is why I love them and I hope to help introduce you to them some more over time here on the blog.

Today however we were talking about the color red.

MORE RED FACTS

Here’s a few more interesting facts about this color.

  1. Red was a widely used color pigment (iron oxides) used to paint on cave walls in pre-historic times while in early civilizations fabrics such as silk were dyed with pigments extracted from plants and insects.  Some of these methods are still used today.
  2. Only 1 – 2% of the world’s population are natural red heads.
  3. Red is the most popular colors used on flags with 77% of the world’s flags having red on them.
  4. About 8% of the world’s male population and 0.5% of the female population are color blind (have a vision deficiency) and can not visibly see this color correctly.
  5. In European Culture, red is the color used to describe an area of the city (district) that sells pornography and sex.
  6. Being known as a stimulating color it has been proven to elevate blood pressure and increase heart rates in some people while a flashing red light can cause convulsions in some people suffering from epilepsy.

RED THE COLOR OF LOVE

The main association to the Color Red in February is Valentine’s Day which is celebrated this coming Sunday.

From it’s religious beginnings celebrating one or more of the Christian Saints named Valentius, there has been many adaptions to the origins of St Valentine’s Day and many a tall tale told.  However it was first officially associated with Romance upon the conception of ‘Courtly Love’ in the Middle Ages. Originally conceived for the entertainment purposes of nobility the ideals behind ‘Courtly Love’  soon attracted a wider audience and developed into an occasion where people expressed their love for one another by the giving of gifts.and hand written notes/cards which were called valentines.

Today symbols of hearts, doves and winged cupids are used to mark this occasion and mass produced greeting cards have replaced the handwritten note.

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A popular gift to give on this day are Red Roses which symbolize love and passion.  It is said that one rose symbolizes Love, a dozen signifies Gratitude while twenty five are given as Congratulations and fifty symbolize Unconditional Love.

It is a great blessing to be shown you are loved, but whether or not someone gives us roses on Valentine’s Day, it is important to remember that we all are loved and that we try wherever possible to live from a place of love – our hearts.

Love and Light to you all.

Danie xx