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A New Chapter

Posted on April 16, 2016 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (2)

I have been very quiet on the Blog front for a very long time, as I have been so amazingly busy with my homelife and work.


Sadly, my marriage broke down at the end of 2015 and I had to work through enormous changes in my life, but I am finally at a point where I feel

more Whole and Alive and at my best Emotionally and Physically, than I have been for more years than I can remember.


I really believe Spirit guide us towards, and then through,such changes, as part of lessons we may have asked to learn (before we came into this

Incarnation). How well we listen or follow guidance may be due to many factors: such as how well we are emotionally and physically, but also how

far we feel able to let go of fear, Ego, control and pain.



We often grow so much at times of intense challenge or change, that often, after we begin to feel a little more comfortable with our new lives, we

can see how far we have come: we often feel grateful for the difficult lessons,  for the wisdom, strength and Spiritual growth we have gained from

them.



This is how I feel right now. I feel so very blessed to have such wonderful support and Guidance from my Spirit friends and family and I want to

reassure all of you, that you too, all have your own team guiding you from the Spirit Realms. If you take time to stop and Be, or to Ask and Listen,

you will be guided...you just need to Trust and give over your worries and fears to the Universe, or your Spirit Team, to allow them to come closer,

so you can sense their loving presence and support and be guided by their knowledge of you and your path. They want to help you learn and grow

and to enable you to live a life more full of Love and to be Living More fully in the Flow, instead of struggle, pain or grief.


Blessings to you all.







 

Finally Visited Anne-Marie's Shrine!

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Wow, it's been so long since I last wrote, but it's simply being so busy and I've been having such a wonderful time working with Spirit and Reiki time has just flown by. 

2014 has been a wonderful year so far, but the highlight of the year for me had to be finally returning to Rome and visiting my wonderful guide, The Blessed Anne-Marie Taighi's Shrine.

I very nearly didn't get there, as I was feeling very tired and hot on the penultimate day of a 4 day visit and I had to go alone, in the heat of the afternoon, whilst I left my teenage daughter resting in the hotel.  I was unsure if I should even attempt to go at that time, but worried if I didn't I might never get the chance again.  I had a nervous feeling as I debated with myself how and when I should go and I very much felt as if Anne-Marie was trying to tell me that I wouldn't get to see her if I didn't hurry and I couldn't work out why.  

As it turned out, she was right! I was told to get a certain bus by the hotel staff for the 2 km journey, but when I checked with another passenger at the stop, she said it didn't go there and I should cross the huge, busy road (we were right near the Colesseum) and take a tram.  I did so and was relieved when two tram drivers coming off duty wear getting on the same tram and said they would show me which tram to take next. After a couple of very hot and sweaty tram rides, I arrived outside the San Cristogono Church in the Trastevere District.  

I was so relieved that the tram stopped almost immediately outside the church and I hurried in. Unfortunately I was greeted with a full congregation, about to start a Saturday evening service! I knew I had only a few minutes to find Anne-Marie's Shrine and take some photos, before the doors would be closed and I would be stuck inside for the service. 

I quickly found Anne-Marie's body lying in a huge glass casket, in a beautifully ornate shrine, complete with a domed ceiling, gilded and adorned with exquisite paintings.  I tried to take some pictures, whilst also chatting to a few visitors who were sitting in the pews or also taking photos. One eldery Italian lady stood beside me at the Casket and commented on how lovely Anne-Marie had been and she pointed to her hair and said it was amazing she still had hair and eyelashes. I agreed, but secretly suspected these weren't her real ones any more! 

Gazing on Anne-Marie's waxen features was a strange experience: knowing she is now someone I chat to in Spirit form, yet here was her body preserved for nearly 150 years and in between those years she spent 63 of them in the corporeal form of my mother!

I think the whole amazing story of Anne-Marie and my mum proves just how strange, yet miraculous life can be when you open to Spirit.

A Dark Twist in my Summer Vacation

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Phew! What a hectic few months since I last blogged.  I took a bit of a rest from the website, as I had a busy and very enjoyable summer with my family – with some gorgeous sunshine for once.


But under the warmth of the sun, there lurked something Dark– in me!  Try as I might to deny it over the years, I had finally found a book which made me confront the truth that I have been denying for a very long time…that we all have a Dark Side...no matter how lovely our thoughts or words, or outward packaging, posing and posturing…it’s in their somewhere and it wants to get out!


The focus of this Dark topic was mainly my reading of ‘The Dark Side of the Light Chasers’, by Debbie Ford. I had borrowed the book about a year ago and not really felt it was relevant to me at the time – or so my Ego seemed to think!


 I initially whizzed through the chapters which told me how I was hiding my Shadow Self and Dark Side. I couldn’t initially identify with these dark parts of me that apparently lurked in everyone:  the author claimed the Shadow is ‘the person you would rather not be’ and it is ‘parts of our personality that have been rejected out of fear, ignorance, shame or lack of love’, but I felt I knew exactly who I now was and had no negative feelings towards any part of me.


I can look back and laugh now at my ignorance, but at the time I really felt I had already healed any darkness lurking deep inside:  I had done all the Cord Cutting,  Forgiving, had Reiki and Past Life Regressions (not to mention Counselling years ago). So this Dark Side stuff seemed irrelevant to me personally at that time:  althoughI knew it was probably something I hadn’t heard the last of …I had that weird feeling in the pit of my stomach..you know the one when you lie to yourself??!


Then months later, my friend who had lent me the book urged me to read it again and I did and then, for some reason, it made sense:  I fianlly could acknowledge that I had been lying to myself and everyone elseall along – I did have a Dark Side!


I suddenly understood how and why I had been deceiving myself into believing I didn’t have a Dark Side: to protect my own idealisation of myself and my personality; trying to keep myself feeling good and worthy and full of the Love and Light I wanted others to see. I didn’t want to be flawed and I didn’t want others to know that I was.


I can now see how my Ego had kept me from wanting todiscover the Truth and the Real Me.  But once I got over the shock that I did have a Shadow Self and Dark Side, I really wanted to embrace them and get them on my good side! The exercises in the book were quite fun, as well as hugely enlightening and I really enjoyed meeting the Dark, sometimes sad and often weird, characters inside of me who have been trying to get my attention all these years! 


Realising that I am made up of numerous personality types, all trying to support the Ego in presenting me and preserving me as the Ego would like me to be seen, has been enlightening and empowering.  I now even believe the author when she says these traits are able to be employed to positive uses - my Inner Bitch, for example, can be very usefully employed when I have been pestered by cold callers and telephone scammers for the tenth time in one day!


The book promised that when I did acknowledge that I had a Dark Side that I would become Whole and Complete and learn so much about myself from it and so I did and I hope I have inspired you and given you the courage to get the book and discover your own Dark Side – even if it takes you more than one attempt to own up to it too!

 

Clearing, Healing and Protecting

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Clearing, Healing and Protecting

Becoming Awakened to Spirit is an amazing journey and one which so many people are now embarking on.  As I said in the previous blogs, this is a time of a New Age of Spirituality, when people are able to sense and connect with Spirit more easily than ever before and most of us are drawn to make changes in the way we live our lives and interact with others.

Often this involves many, if not all, of the following:


  • feeling the need to make time for reflection on past events
  • realising that we need to cut our ties with, and make peace with. the past
  • feeling the need to distance yourself from everyday drama and negativity
  • feeling more sensitive, empathetic and emotional about world issues and feeling the need to do something to help
  • wanting to spend more time in Nature
  • getting the urge to de-clutter our physical environment, as well as decluttering on an emotional level
  • feeling less inclined to be materialistic and more generous with our time and money to charity or others in need
  • more driven to live as Eco-friendly and chemically-free as possible
  • more curious about Spiritual matters
  • feeling the need to distance yourself from everyday drama and negativity
  • feeling the need to spend time in relaxation, quiet and stillness and most likely, beginning to meditate


For me, the most important of these changes are the first three.  I think of these as 'Clearing' out your past clutter and emotional baggage, 'Healing' from any past heartaches and traumas and 'Protecting' yourself from future heartache and trauma and particularly, from other peoples' negativity,  There are methods and exercises which you can do, to help you through each of these stages and I will be giving some links, on my Links page, to artlicles or suggestions of books, which I found particularly helpful to me. 


I also have a few suggestions below, (which are expanded upon in some of the above books or articles), to get you started on Clearing, Healing and Protecting:


1.  For Clearing -  'Cord Cutting'.


Spend time regularly sitting quietly and bringing to mind all the people who have affected you negatively in the past.  Feel the pain and hurt they caused you, then imagine them facing you and a silver cord running from their belly button into yours.   If the hurt was quite severe, you might imagine a really thick cord, or even a heavy chain between you. Then tell the person you forgive them for what they have done (and mean it!) and tell yourself that you forgive yourself for your part in the episode (even if you think you were the innocent party).  Finally, cut the cord in the middle, with a pair of scissors and see one half of the cord ping back into your belly button and the other half into the other person's belly button and seal the hole with white light. For heavy cords (or chains!) you could imagine you're using a chainsaw or secateurs!


After doing this, you should feel a shift in the way you feel about that particular person and event.  If it still feels painful, you need to do the exercise again, until you can review the trauma without feeling the emotion and pain. Also, this should release that person from feeling connected to you and should enable them to move on too.


2.   Healing.


Cord Cutting is especially good at promoting your emotional Healing, as well as being a Clearing method. There are many other ways to approach Healing, but I would definitely recommend starting with Cord Cutting and when you feel the recollections of past trauma are sufficiently diminshed as emotional triggers, you could start introducing other holistic healing methods, where a practitioner might be able to locate areas of dis-ease in the body and treat them, whilst you relax, for example:


  • Reiki - which works on emotional, as well as physical pain or imbalance
  • Hands-on healing
  • Angelic Healing
  • Sound Therapy
  • Crystal Healing
  • Past Life Regression
  • Shamanic Healing


Although a relaxing and healing therapy is a great start, you don't have to pay for special treatments and there are many great ways to promote healing on your own. You will probably need to spend quite some time quietly contemplating who you were and who you are wanting to become and learning what may be blocking you from doing so.  A good way to do this is through Meditation, which I will be discussing next time. Other methods are explored by many Spiritual authors - one I particularly like is The Celestine Prophecy, which I'll explain more about on the Links page.


3. Protection


Once you start opening up your Awareness to Spirit, you will need to protect yourself - both from negative people and negative Spirit entities.


You are probably already aware that you can sense if people or places feel 'good' or 'negative'.  Now you can learn to protect your own energy, from people who are negative and who like to drain your energy.  These Psychic Vampires may not even realise what they're doing, but if you start out feeling great but feel drained after meeting with a friend, who started out down, then got bubblier as time went on, then chances are they're stealing your energy.


To prevent this and to keep all your energy close by for your own use, just put yourself in a huge imaginary bubble. It needs to contain your entire body and go a couple of feet around your feet and head. Itcan be any colour, but we'll discuss colour and it's properties in more detail in a later Blog.


I'll be explaining protection from negative Spiritual energy more in later Blogs.







Blog No. 2 Awakening and Ascension

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I touched on Awakening and Ascension in my First Blog and said I'd be explaining a bit more. It's a huge subject, but I will give you the essentials as I see them and hope they help.


First off, what are Awakening and Ascension?


Awakening is something that seems to have been happening, particularly over the last few decades, to all sorts of people, all over the world.  It is often characterised by many varied Emotional and Physical Symptoms, which I touched on last week.  I mentioned that you may have been experiencing  physical aches and pains, or there may be areas of your life that you are beginning to feel out-of-touch with, or less connected to, whilst you feel more drawn to change the way you eat, drink and behave. You may have been seeing or hearing people in Spirit form or just feeling that there are unseen presences around you. You may have suddenly become aware of latent psychic abilities, such as knowing who is on the phone before you answer it and you may well be having vivid dreams or even visions and premonitions.


Deja-vu and synchronicities may also jolt you into wondering if there is something trying to make contact with you, or lead you question what is going on - and that is exactly what they seem to be designed for - as pre-coded Wake-Up Calls. You probably programmed themselves yourself before you incarnated this time on earth, to begin to wake you up and help you remember who you really are and why you are really here.


But what are we Awakening to? ~ Well, in a nutshell - a New Era.  We are apparently leaving behind the Old World, as we have known it  and are beginning  to create a new, more Spiritual and more Enlightened way of living, in a New Age. The end of the Mayan Calendar on 21-12-12 signalled the end of The Age of Pisces, which was a male-dominated, Patriarchical Era. The New Age is the Age of Aquarius, which is characterised by Female, Matriarchial Energy.


As we begin to awaken, we start to realise that the Old World Establishments of the Church and State, the Media and the Bureaucratic and Business Moguls, have been interested, not so much in our welfare, as our Control and Suppression. We begin to see that they have been egotistic and narcissistic and concerned primarily with Domination, Control and Economic Gain, which they achieve by perpetuating our Fear and Compliance. Not only are we sensing that we have been fed some whopping great Lies, but we can see those Lies imploding all around us - almost daily in the news, we hear of scandals and cover-ups coming to light.


In  the summer of 1987 there began The Harmonic Convergence, which apparently initiated a thinning of the veil between the Dimensions (more on those later) and  an influx of new Energies and which seems to be responsible for kick-starting the Awakening of many people including my 20 year old self, as I was then!  My Awakening was a very dramatic and sudden affair - with several dreams and premonition type visions coming to life before my eyes, as I went through just one morning. It so shook me that I rang both my mother and Godmother in a panic after I reached my college accommodation in Cambridge. After hearing of my very unusual events of that morning, my mum could only agree how weird it was:  my dear Godmother on the other hand said 'oh that's just Spirit trying to tell you to contact me, you probably didn't know I was a Medium (no I didn't!!) and you should come to a Spiritual Development Workshop I'm having next week!' That was me woken up!


Even before we are awakened fully, many people have spent a large proportion of their life knowing that they were different and feeling that they had a Mission to fulfill.  From a young age, we often felt repulsed by the Old World Order and somehow knew that the world we inhabit is not the only one, nor indeed is it as it seems. Many of us have felt impatient and desperate to get on with our Missions, even before we had any real idea of what they were. Even once we begin on our own personal paths of Awakening and Spiritual Development, we can continue to encounter many weird and wonderful experiences, which continue to show us how we are being supported and guided by our Spirit Guides, Angels or loved ones in Spirit.  I will be discussing Guides more in the coming week, explaining how to contact yours and introducing you to ours (including the wonderful Moon Jaguar, who is hubby's amazing Mayan King, who he hears and sees as if he was still alive!) 


Us Awakening souls are known by many different names - Indigos is often the term for the earlier, Warrior types, who came to earth around the 1950's and 60's  to mash up the Old Systems. Later came the more gentle Crystal and Rainbow children.  But we can also be called by the names Earth Angels, Lightworkers and indeed many of us are Starseeds.  More about all those later, but until then  I'd highly recommend Doreen Virtue's book  'Realms of The Earth Angels', which explains the differences between all these wonderful beings and I would be very surprised if you didn't find at least one of the descriptions matches you exactly! 


Anyway, now you should understand a little of what may be happening to you if you feel you could be Awakening - but what of Ascension? Aha, this is the tricky bit and the bit that I believe no one can ever claim to know or understand totally, but here's what I believe:


Ascension is basically what is apparently happening to our wonderful planet and everything on it and it should continue to Ascend to Higher Dimensions, if enough of us continue to Awaken and raise our Vibrations.  Once we have raised our own Vibrations and those of others and the planet, we should then be able to begin living in a new way and create a more loving and harmonious way of life.  We have been, apparently, a totally 3rd Dimensional Planet, but we are hopefully now entering the 4th Dimension and by 2015, maybe the 5th Dimension. From what our Guides have told us, we have been progressing very nicely towards this goal, but it hasn't all gone according to plan and we still have a lot of work to do yet.


And that probably made very little sense! But to save me tying myself into knots trying to explain it and to save time and space here, I've got a link to some explanations, by Jim Self, which I feel may be useful.  As with any reading you do on the subject of Spirit or The New Age, only take what resonnates with you - if you can't understand it, or believe it, then it probably isn't right or it isn't right for you, right now:

http://lightworker.com/Spectrum//articles/551/1/2012---What-Do-You-Mean-the-3rd-Dimension-Is-Going-Away/Page1.html.)


So, that's just the beginning!  Hopefully you will now have some understanding of how Awakening and Ascending is transforming how we think, feel and live. Next time I hope to cover what we can do and need to do, to clear out our old beliefs, behaviours, pains and traumas, the dis-ease and distress that we have accumulated in this and previous lives, which need to be acknowledged and healed, before we can really begin our journey of Awakening and Ascending. I do hoe you have found this useful and hope you will join me next week.


Love and light


Derinda

 

 

 

 



My First Ever Blog!

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Wow! So excited to be writing my first ever blog - but with not a little trepidation!

First off, I just want to let everyone know the sort of things I hope to cover and to invite you to comment and ask questions as we go along.


My aim with this Blog is to provide a simple and wide-ranging coverage of All Things Spiritual - It is such a huge, fascinating topic and I know there are so many writers out there doing the same - but I just feel I have a slightly different and unique angle on things, due to my weird origins!  (I'll explain more about that later!)


I know from my experience practising Reiki and offering Psychic and Clairvoyant Readings, that many people are searching for meaning to their lives - in so many ways. So many people are reporting weird happenings, feelings and changes in their lives - they just sense Something is going on! And IT is!


Here are some of the things that I and many others have been noticing changing in our lives:


Many have had weird Synchronicities, Deja-vu type events, or greater awareness of their own, previously latent Psychic abilities,


Others begin to experience Premonitions, or Precognitive or Lucid Dreams and may even feel that relatives or friends in Spirit have given       them important imformation via dreams,


Some have had Clairvoyant Visions and appearances of loved one from Spirit, whilst others might hear voices from Spirit or smell aromas, like perfume or cigarette smoke, which are immediately reminiscent of someone they know who have passed,


Many are experiencing challenging or unusual Physical Changes - from bodily aches and pains, swollen and hot hands and feet, bloating, weight gain, headaches, dizziness, extreme lethargy and unusual tingling sensations, to pain and strange noises in the ears. 


Emotionally, people are beginning to feel less connected to the people they used to feel comfortable with - they are tiring of dealing  with friends' and relatives' Everyday Dramas and gossip:  they sense that they should not be allowing themselves to be sucked into the issues and arguments of other's, nor to engage in battles or petty squabbles themselves.


So, there are some starting points for this Blog and over the coming weeks, I am hoping to help you understand what might be happening to you, or kickstarting the process in you, by opening up your awareness to Spirit and the Metaphysical World.


There will be loads more topics to cover - from The Chakras and Meditation, to Healing and E.T.'s,


My life has been totally transformed since I discovered how closely our lives are linked with Spirit and I hope yours will be too:)
















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