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Summer & Winter Solstices’

Summer & Winter Solstices’

Stonehenge

Facts about the SUMMER SOLISTICE:

• The earth’s axis of rotation is tilted approximately 23.5 degrees. That means that different parts of earth receive different amount of sunlight through the year, resulting in seasons and solstices.
• While the summer solstice is the longest day of the year, it’s not the hottest. Like an oven, it takes time for it to heat up – just like the Northern Hemisphere summer! While the earth may absorb a lot of light that day, it takes weeks to release that heat — meaning the hottest day of the year occurs later in the summer, in July or August.
• Stonehenge was likely used to mark solstices. While much about the Stonehenge, the famed stone monument located in the United Kingdom, remains a mystery, some scientists believe it was used to mark solstices when it was built about 5,000 years ago.
• The Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere is December 21st or December 22nd.

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Facts about the WINTER SOLSTICE:

• The Winter Solstice is noted for countries living in South of the Equator, or in the Southern Hemisphere.
• The winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight in the whole year.
• There is a theory that Stonehenge was built in the Winter Solstice (which in the Northern Hemisphere, North of the Equator) but there is still much mystery about Stonehenge.
• The word solstice comes from Latin sol “sun” and sistere which means to “to stand still.”
• The Winter Solstice for the Northern Hemisphere is December 21st.

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Native American Wisdom: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

Native American Wisdom: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

 

“Often the stillness of the night, when all nature is asleep about me, there comes a gentle rapping at the door of my heart. I open it; and a voice inquires: “Pokagon, what of your people? What will their future be?” My answer is: “Mortal man has not the power to draw aside the veil of the unborn time to tell the future of his race. That gift belongs to the Divine alone. But it is given to him to closely judge the future by the present, and the past.”

Simon Pokagon, (1830-1899)
Potawatomie

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Crystal for the Week: AZURITE – EXPANDED AWARENESS

Crystal for the Week: AZURITE – EXPANDED AWARENESS

(Courtesy of The Healing Oracle Crystal Cards by Rachelle Charman 

For the week commencing: Monday, June 18, 2018

Crystal Colour: Vibrant Ranges of Blues
Related Chakras associated with this Crystal: Third Eye or Brow Chakra

What is Expanded Awareness or even Consciousness awareness? This means to be awareness of something far greater than ourselves. We need to release the illusion of all knowing to perhaps there is more curiosity of what we don’t know. Even as lightworkers, realists, scientists, teachers, spiritualists, psychics, healers, mediums and every single human being – we aren’t meant to know everything. This is obvious fact of life.

However, what we can know about life, is seeing things from a higher perspective of light and love. Azurite the crystal of both healing, wisdom and opening our third eye, brings our balance into seeing what needs to be seen, from our personal point of view, as well as the perspective of other people or other external factors involved. There isn’t no right or wrong answers either. It is just known and accepting what information you are been shown, by your intuition. It is important to trust it.

Recently, I have personally expanded my awareness about one big taboo topic: death. Many people are fearful about death and dying, and I just had a though: If you had the choice – would you prefer to a life filled with best quality of life, or the best quantity of life? Of course, this question is very difficult to answer, as no one can determine the extent of one’s life….as this is greatly determined by the Divine – and by the individual’s soul.

I don’t mean to upset anyone by this question, but merely to get you thinking: we need to let go of misconceptions around taboo topics. We need to realize that we can, and we should, question the world in which we live in. How can we make things fair in our communities – local, state, national and global? We don’t need to listen to streams of authority either. We all each have a responsibility to expand our awareness of truth and honesty with all of humanity.

There is more than meets the eye when you see a picture or hear a sound. Granted, everyone may interpret this differently, but it is time for a cause of action, and a cause of change.

For each person, their own expanded awareness will be different and unique, but we all need to be open and accepting with these experiences. When you are open to change, you can create change. Transformation is possible with nonjudgement and acceptance of self and of others.

Expanded Awareness allows all of us, to openly talk about change. Humanity deserves to be curious and mindful of everything and there’s nothing wrong in questioning it.

Trust and have hope.

Namaste xxx

So, in brief:

• Connects to and enhances your intuition; creating trust to follow your own guidance
• Expands awareness and allows you to see things from a different perspective, allowing transformation and healing to occur
• Dissolves old belief systems, concepts and misconceptions
• Opens you to vision and insight into your life and of others

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Native Wisdom for today: DIVINE LAWS

Native Wisdom for today: DIVINE LAWS

(Courtesy of the Native Wisdom for White Minds: Daily Reflections Inspired by the Native Peoples of the World by Anne Wilson Schaef)

Wisdom for the day of: Monday, June 18, 2018

“The rise of the mana (the power of) Maori is a positive and liberating experience which is part of the International struggle by indigenous populations such as the Maoris, for self-determination, cultural survival and escape from domination.”
– Sydney Moko Mead,
Maori Writer

When we view the planet from the perspective of spiritual laws that rule the Universe, it seems unbelievable that our indigenous populations have to struggle to survive. Yet, this is the world that we have created.

What a small step to it is to see that, just as the planet needs all the many varieties of flora and fauna, we need the voices and wisdom of these Native people.

Only when we see that we need variety for survival that will we will truly begin to live by spiritual laws.

If the Creator created these differences, then they, like we, are governed by spiritual laws.

A Maori man with ta moko (facial tattoo) and woman doing hongi (traditional Maori greeting) with the Pohutu Geyser behind, Te Puia (New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute), Rotorua, New Zealand
A Maori man with ta moko (facial tattoo) and woman doing hongi (traditional Maori greeting) with the Pohutu Geyser behind, Te Puia (New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute), Rotorua, New Zealand

 

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Card of the Day: TEN OF PENTACLES (Reversed)

Card of the Day: TEN OF PENTACLES (Reversed)

(Courtesy of the Rider-Waite Tarot Cards by A.E Waite & Pamela Coleman Smith)

While this card does suggest loneliness, loss and financial failure – to me this card is a reminder to take a step back and think about yourself for a change. We all need to consider self-care and self-kindness for ourselves first and foremost. Many of us, are parents, guardians or carers of children, parents, nieces, nephews, partners/spouses, pets and other family or friends, and we are always caring for someone else’s needs. For today, even just for a short time, this card is a symbol to care for yourself.

There is an enormous amount of pressure to be adults and to have many responsibilities to function and care for others – bills to pay, financial stability, emotional and mental support, health and well-being of others, we seem to forget in our society, that we are children too, just learning the ropes of how to survive.

Living day-to-today life isn’t easy and granted that one’s life daily living is indeed very different to another’s person’s daily living. We shouldn’t judge another’s circumstances of living. Because who knows…. we could very easy, be in that person’s shoes.

So only come from love, come from peace and remain in a place of understanding of another soul.

Namaste xo

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Card for the Day: FLOWER POWER

Card for the Day: FLOWER POWER

(Courtesy of the Magical Messages for the Fairies by Doreen Virtue) 

“Spend time with flowers and flower essences to increase your personal healing power”.

Nature has the impeccable way of balancing and harmonizes our chakras and our aura. By grounding ourselves, we are more in tune with our emotions, our intuition, and even our psychic abilities.

This card is a reminder that you can greatly benefit to get out in nature, to be surrounded by flowers, depending on the weather – if weather permits or if the weather is a problem because of the changing seasons – is flower essences. You can use rose oil to open your heart to love, especially the love towards yourself!

This message also means to means to study aromatherapy and to incorporate this into your healing practice if you wish, or to send flowers to a loved one.

Either way, the power of flowers with our dear nature’s Angels the fairies – is truly magical! We are surrounded by a powerful healing resource – nature!

Blessings xoxo

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A prayer for Archangel Azrael….

A prayer for Archangel Azrael….

Archangel Azrael helps anyone who is experiencing any form of grief or loss, but especially those who have experienced a loss of a loved one. He also assists those who are professional counsellors – particularly those who are grief counsellors. Azrael also helps everyone and their Divine soul cross over safely to Heaven.

Archangel Azrael can be called upon at any time, if you need support or help with any life transition or life changes.

Blessings

Libby.

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Crystal for the Week: PERTRIFIED WOOD – ANCESTORS

Crystal for the Week: PERTRIFIED WOOD – ANCESTORS

(Courtesy of The Healing Oracle Crystal Cards by Rachelle Charman)

For the week commencing: Monday, June 11, 2018

Crystal Colour: Crystalized wood
Related Chakras associated with this Crystal: Base chakra

We all have ancestors, those of whom have walked before us, those of whom have learnt valuable lessons in life, and those of whom have since passed on into the afterlife; the spiritual world; to Heaven.

While they are not physically here with us, their spiritual presence is still very much alive and in existence here. For what they only knew when they were living, to what they know now – in the spiritual world, they would love to pass on their guidance, wisdom and love to their forbearer in the living.

Petrified wood is formed when a tree crystalized over thousands of years. This beautiful crystal assists humanity in connecting with ancient tree spirits. This crystal can help you connect deeply through ancient medicine to your ancestors, over many generations, and through many cultures of your ancestors.

Ancestral karma will not only help you learn from your ancestors’ mistakes, and they too, will offer you knowledge about your own pathway, including loving you if you do make mistakes.

To come from a place of understanding and love has been essential since the beginning of existence of humanity. We all have something to learn from our ancestry past, present and future.

The circle never ends….it only continues….

So in brief:

• Strong grounding stone and centering crystal
• Assists in connecting you to the tree spirits to receive deep wisdom and healing from your ancestors
• Awakens the deep knowledge that lies within the blood and bones of your ancestry
• Assists in realizing and releasing any old ancestral karma brought down from the bloodline

Peace and love to you all xoxo

Libby x

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Crystal for the Week: BLACK OBSIDAN – THE SHADOW

Crystal for the Week: BLACK OBSIDAN – THE SHADOW

(Courtesy of The Healing Oracle Crystal Cards by Rachelle Charman

For the week commencing: Monday, June 4, 2018
Crystal Colour: Black
Related Chakras associated with this Crystal: Base

 Have you ever heard the words ‘the dark night of the soul’? If you have – this means that we are all susceptible to be held back by a phobia, fear or an experience that does frighten, worry or cause worry to us. Why is this? It is most likely caused by other factors – other people, other circumstances, and emotions that we can’t control. But let me reassure you – it is not your fault!

Our shadow selves or the dark night of the soul, is by all standards something that is doesn’t not define you, of who you are. You are not defined by this experience, fear nor phobia.  The Black Obsidian crystal is a powerful gem used to get rid of any static energy within your meridian fields. This crystal was formed by the volcanic lava, and holds within it, the medicine of strength, protection and courage. While it may be burnt in the darkness, from it, new light is since reborn – with it comes wisdom from all who cross its path.

Why do we need to cleanse away negativity? It helps to release what no longer serves a purpose, in our being no more. Just like the dark night of the soul – (and for every human being, it will be a different dark night of a soul) we may not like or want what we have experienced, but it does indeed make us who we are today. We need to acceptance ourselves and love ourselves as the Divine beings that we are. Life is an experience, Healing is a process, Love is a lifetime.

So in brief:

  • Powerful cleanser of negative energy
  • Draws to the surface unresolved issues for release and healing
  • Dissolves destructive patterns
  • Lets old habits and traits surface, allowing love and acceptance for total self
  • Permits entry into the void to receive wisdom and knowledge from shadow self

With love and Crystal Blessings,

Libby xoxox

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The Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine – A Need for Harmony

The Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine – A Need for Harmony

As the end of 2017 and the beginning of this year, there was a change in embracing the Divine Feminine. More women are speaking out and while I applaud these women coming forward of the #MeToo movement that has spread worldwide, for either speaking out, even pressing charges against those who are accused of sexual assault or harassment.

But I will not be speaking about individual cases. I am not a lawyer, nor a therapist but one who is curious to learn and see on a deeper spiritual level. I am not here to argue who is guilty or who is innocent, but simply understand. I am not a feminist, and I don’t condone any form of violence against anyone – this includes both men, women and children.

Throughout humanity’s history, men seem to have a lot of power, status and control over women. Yet, as we are all striving towards equality, both men and women, we need to realise our own sense of responsibility in the world.

What I mean, by this is; that we all have Divine Masculine and Feminine energies within our soul. We are all human beings, here to experience life, and to make the best choices within our lives.

The role of men has dramatically changed over the years. More women are in the workforce, taking more ‘male’ roles in a variety of occupations such as CEOs, engineers, and scientists. But yet, you wouldn’t find many of these women in these respective occupations worldwide. Yet, you would also discover men taking more ‘traditional’ women’s workplace roles such as nurses, teachers and caregivers. Besides, a job is still a job, and if anyone has the relevant qualifications, life experience, and true motivation to undertake of these respective occupations. Why not?

We are not purely defined by our gender, but in society, we have labels put before us. We each were assigned a gender at birth, and hence for our future has been already sealed. But there’s no
reason why we can’t change our thinking towards the social responsibility of every human being.

Words are as powerful as actions:

Words have a profound impact on everything and everyone. Words themselves have a vibration to change our emotions, our thinking and on our soul. While the Divine Feminine is ready to speak to the world about her aching pains and need for equality, she needs to realise that she needs to work in counterpart with the Divine Masculine. The Divine Masculine himself, is hurting. He is feeling out of balance, out of harmony and in turn wants to be heard.

Social responsibility worldwide:

Men are more likely to commit suicide, and men’s mental health needs to be taken seriously. While our perception of what is truly ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’ is now evolving and changing, we all have a social responsibility to think for ourselves and therefore act for ourselves. We all are accountable for our actions and our words. Both men and women need to realise that to have equality, begins with conversation with your fellow counterpart, and your fellow human being.

Good men, and Good women:

There are good, hardworking and dedicated men who are good fathers, husbands, spouses and partners. Even so, in many tries worldwide the judicial systems seem to favour women. While  each individual case is different in different circumstances, men also have rights towards seeing their children. Parental alienation for both men and women is a huge issue worldwide. This means for a variety of issues, (but not unlimited to) either mental health issues, financial issues, regressed emotional issues, that one partner/spouse refuses to allow the other partner/spouse access to their children. Or in criminal cases, in countries around the world; things may take a more sinister turn that could be affecting the wellbeing of our children.  

So how can we assure that we are good men and good women? We need to teach our children, and even learn as adults the act or discernment (judgment). What is fair to you may not be fair to another person, but there are always two sides to every story.

Can we all be fair and considerate towards one another? I’m not speaking about favoring one person over another, or one gender over the opposite sexes, but now, it is the time to start questioning the fairness and justice of all legal and civil liabilities of all individuals.

Stay humble in the face of adversity:

Why is it important to stay humble? Everyone wants and seeks justice for all people. We need to have kindness and compassion with our hearts. We each all have flaws and we all make mistakes. But, the reason why it is important to have harmony and balance within the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine is to understand that our gender shouldn’t define us. We may not be of the same gender, but we certainly can still have the same compassion and love for another human being.

In conclusion, everyone has a responsibility towards make a change. It is not what separates us, but what brings us together. We still have a long way to go with equality, and equality for all human beings, even so, I would like to challenge our thinking to seeing a bigger picture. There’s serious and pressing issues towards creating change for all people (men, women and children). Yet, we all need to understand each other and begin a conversation about creating this important change. I know and you know that it won’t happen overnight, it may even take years. But if you want to have change, you need to create this change.

It’s not about fighting or trying to get what you want in life, but to understand that our world is changing. What I am trying to say, is that we all have a social responsibility towards harmony. Both men and women wish to be and heard, but now is the time to make this happen. We need listen and understand each other.

The question is: are we willing to do this? Why put labels on everything including our genders, but essentially to see each other, and ourselves as human beings.

We all deserve to love, compassion and understanding. When the world realise this, then we will all have balance and harmony. Isn’t it time that we see each other as human beings rather than being seen purely by gender, our sex, or own ‘labels’ that we put on ourselves and by our own society?

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