The Soul of September 2012

This September is going to be a very “Virgoean” Month, In a nutshell September is about authority, striving for perfection and  the criticism that comes from authority and stripping yourself back to your virginal self.  You may remember I alluded to this in The Soul of August. The energies of this have already been stirring around in the later part of August, especially with the superhit of the Blue moon right on the last day of August.  Blue moons are not literally blue it is a saying to describe an event that only happens occasionally.  However, two moons in one month means that everyone’s emotional body has had two hits of tension build up.  Often this means that people start behaving badly when they man not have ordinarily as they can no longer use their will power to keep the emotional charge under control.  A moon cycle is similar to a physical menstrual cycle in that you can feel the build up and then the release.  Only the moon cycle effects both men and women alike.

So let look at September in more depth.  The numbers are 9 plus 2012 which adds to 14 which breaks down to 5 the number of emotional, physical and spiritual trauma, and learning to use your energies wisely.

September is the 9th month of the year and hence bottle 9 blue over green.  In the Aura-Soma system this bottle among other things links us back to pre-current age civilizations of which Atlantis is one.  Many including myself believe that we are still carrying within our energy systems old structures that belong to older civilizations.  What I mean by this is that your energy system has old circuitry that is from a much older time.  It is now time to start becoming aware, (should you so choose) of these structures and getting an upgrade.  However to enable an upgrade we have to be able to first recognise and let go of the energy we personally we have been adding to and running through these old systems.  I am calling this old system very Virgoean and very pertinent to bottle number 9 and September is very much about rebellion against perceived authority which asserts the perfect way.  Whether this perfect way be in the form of appearance, feelings, actions, knowledge, it doesn’t really matter.

With the belief in perfection comes generic authority that is meant to embody perfection and it stands in judgement of our own individualized perfection and authority.  The concept of perfection and resultant criticism and judgement robs us of our individuality.  We can see the social outworking of this as laws and procedures are put in place by authority to identify perfect behaviours, standardized ways of doing things.  We are all being treated as a number or a machine rather than an individual organism that has its own ways. Most feel that they cannot take on the “system” or Big Brother (which has returned to our TVs once again) and so they find individual’s who they can rail against. The problem for all of us until this energy system is removed it is self validating and self perpetuating because it leaves you two choices as an individual either to stand in a place of self-righteousness and assert that this way or your way is the absolute truth not only for you but also for others.  The other alternative is enormous guilt.  Most people waver between the two positions.

I could write a whole lot more about the energies at the moment and the need to change from the old structures you will be able to read more when my new book is released mid October.  However, the main thing I want everyone to understand at the moment the criticism and the resultant, judgement, resentment, hatred and persecution does not come from the fact that your mother or father criticised you when you were growing up.

The other major influence for September is bottle 5, yellow over orange.  The bottle embodies our trauma of being overly dominated and or abused by another individual or institution.  A traumatized individual in the end is anyone who has not been allowed to be their true self or their true self has not been accepted as perfect.  All of us know that when we are acting out of our pain we become very unfriendly people to put it mildly.  Every  time someone criticises us or we feel judged we fall into the deep pain that we have all carried, a pain that literally breaks our hear t and crushes our spirit.  The kicker is however, we are usually far my critical and judgemental of ourselves than anyone else.  Think about that next time someone is viciously judging you, what must they be doing to themselves and what are you doing to yourself to allow it?

The good thing about Bottle 5 is that is offer hope and bliss of recovering from “critical abuse” you can find your own bliss once again, find out who you truly would or could be is you dropped the generic or family way to be.  The choice in the end is yours, if you don’t know how then get help from someone who does.  The freedom from perfection means that you no longer need to know everything or do everything yourself.  You all know were to find me Lol

I will leave you with a poem I wrote in 2009 for you to ponder.

I Wonder!

My body silently weeps

Perhaps it would be better if it went back to sleep

But now it’s pain dredges up from the deep………..

I wonder what I would have been

If you had only seen

That I was more than you dreamed

What would I have been if I was held in great esteem?

Perhaps I would have fulfilled all my dreams

I wonder what I would have become if I was held in great esteem?

What would I have been if torture was not your game?

Perhaps I would not have felt so much blame

I wonder what I would have become if torture was not your game?

What would I have been if my body was hallowed and sacred?

Perhaps I would not have been desecrated

I wonder what I would have become if my body was hallowed and sacred?

What would I have been if you had seen the magic in my eyes?

Perhaps you would not have told me so many lies

I wonder what I would have become if you had seen the magic in my eyes?

What would I have been if I was treasured and considered rare?

Perhaps my face would have been considered most fair

I wonder what would have become if I was treasured and considered rare?

What would I have been if I was nurtured with respect?

Perhaps I would not feel such a reject

I wonder what I would have become if I was nurtured with respect?

What would I have been if you had not felt the need to control?

Perhaps I would not feel such a need to withhold

I wonder what I would have become if you had not felt the need to control?

What would I have been if not considered innately evil?

Perhaps I would have spread my wings a flown like an eagle

I wonder what I would have become if not considered innately evil?

What would I have been if I was more than a lowly Hoare?

Perhaps I could have been the one you most adored

I wonder what I would have become if I was more than a lowly hoare?

What would I have been if your eyes held love not lust?

Perhaps I would have learnt to trust

I wonder what I would have become if your eyes held love, not lust?

What would I have been if I was swaddled in love right from the start?

Perhaps I would have grown strong of heart

I wonder what I would have become if I was swaddled in love right from the start?

What would I have been if you had seen my light and beauty?

Perhaps I could have loved more than from duty

I wonder what I would have become if you had seen my light and beauty?

What would I have been if I was dearly cherish?

Perhaps my life would not have been so nightmarish

I wonder what I would have become if I was dearly cherish?

What would I have been if I was honoured and revered?

Perhaps I would not have become so severe

I wonder what I would have become if I was honoured and revered?

What would I have been if I were deemed worthy?

Perhaps my life would not have felt so lonely

I wonder what I would have become if I were deemed worthy?

What would I have been if I was the one you loved and adored?

Perhaps I would not felt so ignored

I wonder what I would have become if I was the one you loved and adored?

What would I have been if you thought my value beyond compare?

Perhaps I would not have felt such despair

I wonder what I would have become if you thought my value beyond compare?

What would I have been if you had protected me when I was weak?

Maybe I would have learnt words of power to speak

I wonder what I would have become if had protected me when I was weak?

What would I have been if you had touched me with tenderness and care?

Perhaps I would not find life so hard to bare

I wonder what I would have become if you had touched me with tenderness and care?

What would I have been if you gave more than you took?

Perhaps I would have had a very difference outlook

I wonder what I would have become if you gave more than you took?

What would I have been if you used words of love, not hate?

Perhaps my heart would not have to break

I wonder what I would have become if you had used words of love, not hate?

But Oh well it was all for the best

Isn’t that right? It’s just a test?

Well I guess you and I did our very best

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

But for how much longer

Must I wander in order to grow stronger?

But now I am afraid it’s hard to remember

How to fan love’s glowing ember

But you said it’s all for the best remember?

I am finding it hard to get out from under

From memories of the past let me be torn asunder

Oh to live a life of love and wonder!

Use September for your own metamorphis, transform from the caterpillar and become the beautiful butterfly that you were always meant to be.

Shamarie

Transformation

I woke up one morning and the world seemed different, or was it me?  I wasn’t sure, so I went out and asked lots of people about the world.  What were the people in the world like? What was the world really like?  Did they love me, did they know who I was.  I went and asked the trees who am I?  Why am I here?  I walked in the big cities with billions of people pressing around me.  Sadly they could not tell me who I was, nor could they really tell me much about the world and the people in it that made any sense.  I went to the halls of learning, I went to the mountains and they could not tell me what I longed to know.  I went to the sea, the sea and all the fishes could not tell me.  So a sat on my own and called out to the universe who am I?  I sat on my own for a very long time!

You are who you choose to be was the reply!  So I went out again and asked the people in the big cities, most didn’t  seem to think it possible that I or they could choose.  Once again I asked the animals, the mountains, and the sea what shall I be?  “Whatever, pleases you” was their reply.  “We are as we are because it pleases us to expresses are innate nature, to be all that we can be.”

So once again I returned to my solitude, this time in darkness I sat.  Who do I choose to be, what is my innate nature, what would it please me to express?  Sitting in the darkness a mirror appeared before me showing me a multitude of possibilities: a mother, a wife, daughter, politician, healer, teacher, prostitute, all manner of things.  The mirror shifted and became dark and smoky and the shadowy possibilities of chaos, war, suffering and destruction appeared before me.

My eyes flowed rivers of tears enough to fill a whole lake, but the lake did not remain sad.  Fish started to swim in the lake, birds began to arrive to nest and feed upon the fish.  Grass and trees and beautiful flowers appeared around the lake, the lake became a place of life, vitality and growth.  I was starting to think maybe I should be a lake.  At that moment the image of the lake dissolved away leaving a single drop and the single drop merged with my heart and so the lake was within.

Once again I looked upon the mirror and I saw many beautiful things, life, love, people all doing wonderful, joyful things.  Yet there was a shadow over this world of wonder and as this shadow came so did darkness and the people entered into a world of war, judgement and destruction.  The light came again, but dimmer.  The darkness was creeping over the world and the people in it like a cloak, until they were no longer able to enter into the place of love and joy.  They no longer knew how to take off the cloak!

Once again my tears flowed but this time they did not form a lake, they floated up and took wings becoming a beautiful flock of doves swarming around my head.  The doves completely surrounded me forming a coat of lightness and from the space around me a voice asked me “who to choose to be?”  The sound of the voice shattered my sense of self.  “I will be what you want me to be” and so it was for awhile, I was a puppet, it wasn’t bad being a puppet, a beautiful happy puppet, but there was someone else who pulled the strings.  In my core there was a yearning – “who do I choose to be”

Again I returned to the cave of solitude.  In the cave was the darkness of nothingness and the every present mirror on the ceiling.  I looked into the mirror and saw the world as I knew it to be.  All its flaws, its pains and joys and my sense of powerlessness.  One soul, a drop in the ocean of endless souls.  I felt a nuzzling at me knee and looked down to see the dragon, cute and yet fierce, magical beyond this world of mine and yet part of it also.  The dragon looked deeply into my eyes and said “it is time” and he let out a roar with a stream of fire.  The enormous fire in front of me lighting up the whole cave and extinguishing the mirror.  The dragon leapt into the flames of the fire unafraid and disappeared.  The flames of the fire changed to a beautiful blue and in the centre the shape of a bird began to appear.  The bird had magical piercing eyes that could see into darkness and into light.  It danced in the flames, drawing strength from the heat of the fire.  It rose up and flew into the mirror and the mirror was shattered.  I was nothing a voice in the darkness!  I was all things and yet no things.  Who am I?  who do I choose to be?  Whoever, it pleases me to be in any moment in time and space.  For now, I choose to be a way shower of those who desire to be free!

What do you choose?

Tools to keep your space sparkly clean

After giving a talk on space clearing at McLaren Vale on Tuesday, I have had requests to recap the information contained within my talk.

White Sage Smudge Sticks

ImageWhite Sage smudge sticks are made from Salvia apiana which is different than the Sage that is used in cooking which is Salvia Officinalis.  The use of scent and scented smoke in rites of purification is very common in many traditional cultures around the world.  The use of white sage in particular comes from the Native American peoples.  It has been my experience that White Sage is a heavy duty cleanser of spaces. It is also the best and cheapest option for large spaces such as homes and offices.  To give your house a good clean make sure you smudge every room, particularly into the corners and then open all the windows and let it flow out.

Serapis Bey Quintessence and Air Conditioner

ImageSeraps Bey is an Aura-Soma product that is produced from a combinations of 45 different natural herbs and crystals.  I consider this to be equally strong in terms of removing negative energy however, the cost makes it a little prohibitive for large areas.  However, it does have the advantage of being pleasant to smell and does not leave a residual smell.  Serapis Bey is very useful for spaces where you don’t want to have a strong smell linger for a 24 hour period.  Excellent choice for shop products, furniture crystals and personal use.  It is also very quick and easy – no smoke and you can take it with you any were and it can be used very discretely.  There are some secrets I can let you in on to make it last longer and get your monies worth.  There are other products on the market but as I have not used them I cannot vouch for their effectiveness at this time.

Dragon’s Blood Incense

ImageDragon’s blood incense is made from the resin of Dracaena draco and Dracaena cinnabari.  Dragon’s blood has a very long history of being used to protect from negative energies.  It has also been used to add potency to ritual intentions, in particular to attract wealth and love.  I would usually use Dragon’s Blood Incense for everyday cleansing and protection rather than an heavy duty clean.

Tibetan Singing Bowls

ImageYou can obtain the singing bowls from both India and Tibet.  The use of sound to break up negative energy is not a new concept.  The old practice of drumming, shouting, toning, ringing bells are some examples.  The slightly more modern practice of “kettling” a new home and tying tin cans to the newly Wed’s car are also examples of using sound to cleanse spaces.  I primarily use a bowl from Tibet as it is made from at least 5 different metals.  As I demonstrated on the day the bowl can be struck or your can make it sing by applying the stick to the outer edge in a clockwise manner.  If you don’t like smoke or smell this is absolutely the number one best option.  The downside is their cost as they are sold by weight.  The upside is that you never have to buy them again.  Perhaps of all the methods of cleaning it needs a little bit of training, but certainly not difficult.

Laurus the Leopard – Celebrating World Story Telling Day March 2012

ImageOnce upon a time there was a leopard called Laurus.  He was a brave leopard, he was good at hunting, he had taken a mate or two over his years.  So in leopard society he was considered a good leopard.  But Laurus had a yearning within him, is this all there is in life?

One fateful day Laurus had a blinding flash of awareness as he sprung upon the monkey who was to be his next meal.  This monkey was a good monkey living his life according to his nature, so why did Laurus have to kill him, take him from his monkey family in order that Laurus might live?  The consumption of life in order to live!  He knew he had to kill to live, otherwise he would die.  Laurus was overcome with guilt and conflict raged within him.

So Laurus moved away from leopard society, he needed to contemplate the meaning of his existence.  Why were things the way they were?  Other leopards laughed at him “Silly Laurus” they said “ he is at the top of the world, master of earth and sky, why could he not just be content?”  “This is the natural order of things” they said.  Laurus didn’t care he just knew there had to be more, there had to be another way.

One day he came to sit on a rock beside a bog, he contemplated the bog, rotting matter, death in the making.  Yet at the same time teaming with new life.  He saw juicy caterpillars consuming the plants with the need of hunger for survival, “same as me” he thought.  Then he heard a small fluttery voice “Laurus, Laurus” he looked around and there was a beautiful orange butterfly dancing before his eyes “who are you?” said Laurus “and how do you know my name?”  “I am Clovis” said the butterfly “and I know many things”   Hmmmm, thought Laurus, let’s see what he knows.  “I am on a mission, I want to know if there is away to exist without consuming another, taking the life of another.  What do you eat?  Clovis giggled, I only drink very small sips of honey and tiny drops of pollen from those flowers that you see before you in the bog.  Laurus sighed, then you steel life from the flowers.  “Not so” said the butterfly, “I help the flowers in return for what I take”.  My tiny feet and tongue drop pollen into the centre of the plant so that is can re-generate itself.  “Oh” said Laurus, “then it must be good to be a butterfly you do not harm!”  The butterfly giggled and fluttered away.  Calling back as he left.. “Look at the juicy green caterpillars, they are my children”.  Laurus, was crest fallen, he felt he had been tricked!

Sighing he got up from his warm perch on the rock and sauntered away.  He was staring to get hungry.  Night was falling, so he climbed up a tree to find a comfortable place to spend the night.  He also knew, much to his dismay, that this was also a good vantage point to spring upon some dinner!  A beautiful big yellow moon rose up as darkness fell.  Laurus contemplated the moon in the sky, wondering whether it needed to consume another to exist!

Out of the corner of his eye he saw something silently fly by, hmm and owl he thought.  He had always envied the owl at least his kills were quick, his pray didn’t know until it was too late.  But a kill was a kill, another life form taken from their habitat in order for another to live.  The owl settled onto a branch in the tree not too distant from Laurus.  The two predators contemplated each other silently for awhile.  Eventually Laurus said “owl how do you feel about having to kill, to consume in order to live?”  the owl blinked at Laurus and hooted “ such personal questions, when I don’t even know your name”  “Sorry my name is Laurus of the leopard tribe”  “Ah” said the owl “I have heard of you, the mad seeker, they call you”  laurus gave a growl of disgust. “and you are?” he asked  “I am Merlowl” hooted the owl.  “Well then, so how do you feel about eating others to live?” pressed Laurus.   The owl ruffled it’s feathers and vanished in a sparkle of gold leaving only an egg behind, then the egg became a mouse, then a flower, then a ball of sparkling gold energy and once again an owl sitting on the branch. The owl was amused as he watched Laurus regain his composure after nearly falling of his branch.  “How did you do that, what does that all mean?”  The owl once again blinked and stared with his penetrating eyes at laurus and then silently took flight into the night.  From a distance laurus heard the cry of Merlowl “that is for you to discover Laurus the seeker!”

The Soul of March 2012

Many people felt a real weight upon them on March 1st, and an unexplained weariness, feeling they just couldn’t get up and face the day.  The cosmic and universal energies were trying to get us to take notice – we simply cannot continue to do what we have always done and expect a different outcome.

I am not going to bore you by repeating the energies of 2012 except to say as March is the 3rd month it’s energy is contained within the 12 which adds to a three.

But just to give you a recap on bottle 3, blue over green, this bottle is called the Atlantean/Heart Bottle.  This bottle embodies the crux of the emotional healing required for humanity to move forward. Emotional maturity is obtained by going through the tough stuff of life, developing emotional muscle just as you would develop physical muscle.  Many souls have done their best to dodge this lesson.   As a result they carry enormous emotional wounding. Coupled with, an emotional body that is severely underdeveloped.  So I feel that during March you will find yourself facing issues that you have tried to avoid.  You will get a second, third or forth opportunity to deal with what is important for you to sort out for you own emotional growth. 

If you don’t know how to do this, then find someone who can help you in a loving and supportive way. Your reward will be greater feelings of happiness and contentment within your life.  Even if you don’t feel that you have any major issues, it is time to reassess, what you are doing in your life that is stopping your from growing mentally, emotionally and spiritually. 

A client commented to me recently that she “didn’t realize how unhappy she was at the time when she first came to see me”  It was only looking back from now to then, could she see that!

When you add 3/2012 together you get 8.  In the Aura-Soma system bottle 8 is yellow over blue and it is called Anubis.  Anubis is one of the oldest know Egyptian gods, he was among other things, responsible for weighing the truth of the heart of departed souls. He therefore, also decided the soul’s fate.  So if you apply this information to the energy of March it adds further weight to our need to get to the heart of who we are and find our truth.  Our personal truth sits underneath all of the emotional junk from our earthly existence. 

Bottle 8 also has a strong connection for those who have had previous incarnations in Egypt and the Middle East.  These lives were most likely to have been marked by fear and domination.  Much like what is still going on not only in the Middle East but also in many areas of the world. Time to overcome the fear of oppression and speak up for what is true for you.

Bottle 8 adds the energy of discernment to the mix, providing the energy to sift through our stuff and discern what is actually true and what is not, what needs to be discarded and what kept.

The positive side of Annuis is a joyful life, a person who has a strong connection with their inner self and is able to discern and convey wisdom to others.  Wouldn’t it be fabulous if we could all reach this state?

So have a great month everyone, sifting through the junk and finding your inner truth and wisdom! There is nothing quite so liberating as having a good clean out in your wardrobe, the inner realm is even more gratifying.

The Soul of December 2011

December is the 12th month of the year and as we are moving into 2012 next year December gives us a little taste of what next year has in store for us.  On the surface bottle 12 sounds wonderful, but the challenges of December come from bottle 3.  A bit like the Christmas season, all pretty and sparkly on the outside and yet under the surface things are not so rosy.

So let’s look at pretty and sparkly park first.   Bottle 12 is clear over blue and in the Aura-Soma system bottle 12 is called Peace in the New Aeon.  The energy of December has the potential for us all to find inner peace despite the fact that the “silly season” is upon us!  As we come to the end of 2011 and move into 2012 with all the end of the world hype, inner peace will be an essential quality.  Blue of course is the colour of the throat chakra, therefore the potential for peace will most likely come through our ability to communicate peacefully, truthfully and in ways that are nurturing to all concerned.  The downside of blue is of course feeling blue.  Depression comes from feeling of futility and the inability to effect change in our world.  Finding peace will come from a degree of letting go, applying the old principle of having the wisdom to know what you can change and what you cannot.

Peace in the New Aeon sounds all very wonderful but if you add 1 and 2  together  you get Bottle 3 blue over green and this bottle is called the Atlantean/Heart Bottle.  Bottle 3 reveals more of the challenges of December.  Whenever I get a client with a 12 or 3 in their birth numbers I always have the difficult task of advising them that their soul is emotionally immature.  Many adults are affronted by this concept so let me explain.  Emotional maturity is obtained by going through the tough stuff of life, developing emotional muscle just as you would develop physical muscle.  Many souls have done their best to dodge this lesson.   As a result they carry enormous emotional wounding coupled with an emotional body that is severely underdeveloped.  With no inner reserves this person is always looking for things and people outside of themselves to make them happy.  The Christmas season has become all about the shiny bright things on the outside.  Emotional maturity and inner peace go hand in hand.  Emotional maturity brings inner contentment, self-reliance and self-love that no thing or person on the outside can disturb.  Emotional maturity brings with it the capacity to genuinely nurture not only yourself but others from a different perspective.  The shadow side of green is jealousy and envy and unfortunately Christmas has a great potential to bring this out in ourselves when we are feeling needy and require outer things to make us feel good.

It is also important to note that Bottle 3 is the Atlantean bottle. Atlantis marked the end of our last incarnational cycle, when there was a change from matriarchal to patriarchal dominance.  What this means is that the vast majority of humanity is still carrying wounds from this cycle.  Everyone got a free pass at the change of ages, it is unlikely that this will occur again.  Each and every one of us needs to take individual responsibility for our soul’s progression. We have become caught up in the mental world and tried our best to suppress our emotions, not the best recipe for creating maturity!  Our challenge for December which will continue into 2012 is to create a new heart space, where there is no separation between head and heart – they are one.  This can only happen when both the masculine and feminine, shadow and light, mental and emotional are of equal power and development.

So take it easy this December, try not to get caught up in the world of bright shiny things and overindulgence in food and alcohol.  Sit with yourself and your loved ones, find joy and happiness in the little things that money cannot buy.  If you have ever considered personal development and spiritual growth then now and next year is certainly the time to begin.  Find your inner strength and peace –  Be the change you want to see in the world!

The Soul of February 2012

February the 2nd month of 2012 is embodied in Bottle 2. I discussed the issues of Bottle 2 in my previous article 2012 The Year of Beginnings, Endings and Change, in a nutshell, struggles with authority and finding peace on every level. So this time I thought I would take you a little deeper into the reality that we collectively participate in. A reality that robs us of inner authority and peace on every level.

Einstein is quoted as saying “the mind that created the problem cannot solve the problem” What does that actually mean? It means that a BMW can only be a BMW, a BMW’s attributes, how it handles, what it is capable of doing is bound up in it’s design and this design prevents or limits other possibilities that say a Holden may have. Even though they are both cars. Now lets assume that both cars are self aware enough to observe that they both have different capabilities than each other, perhaps the BMW wants to be a Holden and it was possible for the BMW to reinvent itself to look and behave life a Holden, and so it did! The question for you to answer is – even though the BMW is now a Holden has the reality for the car really changed? Or has the world of cars just shuffled around a bit and the fundamental reality of car world actually hasn’t changed. Then suppose rather than the BMW engage in self-transformation, it goes to an expert on car making to be part of the change over process. So again the BMW becomes a Holden but even with an expert has the world of cars really changed?

Our world has become increasingly complex, the software that runs our reality is constantly breaking down, world peace is tenuous, there are more “have nots” than “haves” in the world. We keep adding patches, reliant upon the “authorities” and experts to fix it for us, but they are part of the problem as are we.

So how do we find inner peace? How do we find our way to a new reality that is based on equality and freedom for all? How can we do this when as Einstein states “the mind that created the problem, cannot fix it!” We have to go within, if we do not go within and find a solution from our higher-mind, from our visionaries and mystics who can see beyond this reality we will find ourselves facing change in the ways that humanity has always faced it in the past…..War and environmental upheaval.

Have a great month everyone and start thinking outside the square or circle that you live in!

2012 The Year of Beginnings, Endings and Change

This is the year that the ancient Mayan’s predicted as being the end of an age, that is of course providing we have interpreted their calendar accurately.   Hence, 2012 holds the hope and dreams for many who seek a better world.  For the Chinese it is just another year in their wheel of time; 2012 is a Water Dragon year – drama, vitality and change.  Drama is usually motivated with some kind of emotional charge. For the western mind water symbolizes flow and especially emotion.  The numerology, astrology or whatever of a year is the backdrop of the energies of the year, how we respond and interact with that energies is up to us. Whatever, you feel about the world and your place in it, 2012 will be what we collectively decide it will be.  Our collective decisions will be made on the basis of our individual inner realities.

As I previously said indicated in December 2011 (Soul of December), 2012 is going to be a year of facing our emotional selves.  Our bodies are emotional creatures by nature and yet we have had centuries of civilization were in we have systematically tried to suppress and eradicate emotion.  In pursuit of rationalism we have tried to divest ourselves from any sentiment or emotion, which essentially means we loose any feeling for context and bigger picture perspective.

2012 is a complicated creature, so grab yourselves a cupper and get yourselves comfy…

So lets look at the energy of 2012, by beginning with the Aura-Soma bottle 20 Blue over Pink, this bottle is called the Star Child/Child Rescue. Its primary impetus is the communication of unconditional love, which of course can only be extended out to others when we have first reached that state within ourselves.  Bottle 20 helps us find the child within, and heal that child. Our children are largely emotional beings with not much rational thought; however, suppression of emotion does not generate sound rational thought.   It is such a shame to be 30, 40 or 90 and still living your life through the emotional immaturity of a two-year-old child and usually a wounded child at that.   The hallmark of emotional maturity involves moving beyond childish temper tantrums, schoolyard or boardroom he said/she said feuds.  Emotional maturity is not about suppression of your emotions but mastery of them and in so doing becoming independent of the opinions and approvals of others. This however, does not mean that you no longer take into consideration the wellbeing of others.  With emotional maturity comes with awareness and responsibility.

20 can be broken down to 2, which is Bottle 2 blue over blue – peace on every level. The only way I know to create peace on planet earth is for each and every one of us to find peace within ourselves.  We all need to find the love an acceptance that comes from within.  Unfortunately we are taught from the time we leave the womb that we must seek love outside of ourselves. When we cannot find a satisfactory source many turn to drugs, prescribed or “recreational”, alcohol or the endless pursuit of things and people to make us happy.

Bottle 2 also embodies the energy of our struggle with authority.  Our first authorities were our parents.  If you have problems with authority, your unconscious mind will reproduce this experience in many different areas of your life.  We cannot have peace whilst we are still struggling with corrupt authority or uncaring institutions. The secret is to understand that we cannot change them from the outside; we must change them from within each and every one of us.  Peace on every level means within all the layers of our mind, body and soul.  Bottle 2 challenges us to become our own inner authority, which does not mean that we never listen to others or that we believe that we know everything.  But our own inner balanced authority that is based in unconditional love can be heard guiding us. Our inner authority is primarily for us and us alone, it should not be used to enslave others to our ways, a balanced inner authority naturally acknowledges and respects the inner authority of others.  An inner authority that suggests or demands dominion over others is corrupt. It is an honour and a privilege to have others listen to your inner wisdom and guidance not a right bestowed by virtue of social role, gender or age.

The final influence of hidden within Bottle 20 is Bottle 16 violet over violet.  Violet is obtained when you shake Bottle 20 and the pink and blue mix together producing violet.  Violet has always been associated with positions of power and authority traditionally because the colour was expensive to produce.  Bottle 16 is called the violet robe because it can hide a multitude of “sins”. Alluding to the fact that those in power and authority are not necessarily those who act from a balanced position.  A position of authority can become a vehicle of self service rather than service to the greater community as well as oneself.  In order for each individual to awaken to their own authority they must find their true self, which is beyond the emotional wounding that they carry.  The energy information to completely review who you are and what is right for you is all contained in violet over violet.   Violet is also the balance between heaven and earth and all should be very mindful of giving up worldly authority to only take on another authority in the form of spiritual guides etc.  In the end you must be your own authority, everything and everyone else is just information upon which to base your own choices.  With personal choice comes responsibility and accountability.

The frequency of bottle 20, 2 and 16 are the backbone of the 21st century.  We are currently 12 years in, you can judge for yourselves how well we are doing so far! Also as I have said in a previous post, bottle 20’s frequency links back to the ancient civilization of Lemuria, which preceded Atlantis.  We in Australia have a strong connection to Lemuria and particularly those of us here in SA.  Lemuria was a much more balanced society than Atlantis which eventually blew itself up.  Most, westerners still carry the scars of lessons not learnt from Atlantis.  If you look carefully at the world at the moment we are in danger of repeating the same mistakes.

Next lets look at the energy of Bottle 12, clear over blue the energy of December and the twelfth year.  This bottle is called Peace in the New Aeon.   As I indicated above 2012 is the year that many new agers have been heralding as the end of the old era and the beginning of the new, all based on the Mayan calendar.  Whether we change and create a new era or we just continue on with the same old same old will be up to each and every one of us.  Bottle 12 again brings to our door our issues of authority.  One of the major difference between authority issues of bottle 2 and bottle 12 is that the clear on top provides clarity, allows the light to be shown on some of the issues so that you can work through them.  So perhaps more than ever 2012 will bring the energies we require to work out what we need to sort out and how we are going to do it.  Bottle 12 encourages us to deal with the inner authority issues, particularly our own inner masculine rather than focus on the outer masculine. In the end it is one thing to hear our inner authority, it is another to willingly listen.  The clear in bottle 12 allows the light of awareness to dawn upon our consciousness and so we may finally “get it” – we are all part of the problem and therefore part of the solution.  This is a particularly important concept to understand – whatever is happening on the outside is also happening on the inside.  It is also important to understand that the mental reality that created the problem is not capable of changing its reality.  Change requires acceptance of a seemingly outer agency for change…but in the end it is just another aspect of us.

When you add 1 and 2 together you get Bottle 3 blue over green, this bottle is called the Atlantean/Heart Bottle.  This bottle embodies the crux of the emotional healing required for humanity to move forward.  Whenever I get a client with a 12 or 3 in their birth numbers I always have the difficult task of advising them that their soul is emotionally immature.  Many adults are affronted by this concept so let me explain.  Emotional maturity is obtained by going through the tough stuff of life, developing emotional muscle just as you would develop physical muscle.  Many souls have done their best to dodge this lesson.   As a result they carry enormous emotional wounding coupled with an emotional body that is severely underdeveloped.  With no inner reserves this person is always looking for things and people outside of themselves to make them happy or fix things for them. Emotional maturity and inner peace go hand in hand.  Emotional maturity brings inner contentment, self-reliance and self-love that no thing or person on the outside can disturb.  Emotional maturity brings with it the capacity to genuinely nurture not only yourself but also others from a different perspective. It is also important to note that Bottle 3 is the Atlantean bottle. Atlantis marked the end of our last incarnational cycle, when there was a change from matriarchal to patriarchal dominance.  As I mentioned before the vast majority of humanity is still carrying wounds from this cycle.  Everyone got a free pass at the change of ages; it is unlikely that this will occur again.  Each and every one of us needs to take individual responsibility for our soul’s progression. We have become caught up in the mental world and tried our best to suppress our emotions, not the best recipe for creating maturity!  We got our first taste of this in December now continues for 2012. Humanity needs to create a new heart space, where there is no separation between head and heart – they are one.  This can only happen when both the masculine and feminine, shadow and light, mental and emotional are of equal power and development.

Finally when you add together 2 + 0 + 1 + 2 you get bottle 5 yellow over red, the sunset bottle.  An interesting name for the bottle considering the possibility of 2012 being the end of an era.  This is why I like the Aura-Soma system so much, they are just so relevant to what is happening despite the fact they were created many years ago.  The challenge of bottle 5 is to use the energies that we have available to us wisely and ultimately follow our bliss.  When clients come to me and they have a 5 in their birthday they are usually very sensitive and are quite fractured due to severe trauma either in this life or previous lives.  You can easily translate that human condition to our current society, there has been enormous incidents of oppression, abuse to one another, to our environment and the other creatures we share it with.  This abuse and wounding is so endemic to our way of life it is hard to imagine how life would be without it.  But imagine we must, but before we can imagine we need to squarely face the emotional traumas that are imbedded in our social structures and therefore within ourselves.  Bottle 5 is not an easy lesson; it is something that we will need to work together on collectively.

When you shake bottle 5 the yellow and red mix together to produce orange – bottle 26 the Humpty Dumpty Bottle, which very nicely describes the inner work, required to heal the wounds of bottle 5.  Finding all the pieces no matter how small and putting them all back together again.  Every little piece is of equal importance, and so it is, in our world. Orange brings soothing energies that can help heal the emotional shocks that we contain within our bodies.  Orange is the colour of a belly chakra, our creative chakra, whether we use our creative energies to create further destruction or move towards peace and harmony, depends on our emotional state.  Orange has within it the capacity to facilitate deep emotional wounds and moving towards a state of bliss.  Orange is a good colour to wear to protect the emotional self.

Because bottle 5 is such an intense and complicated bottle it is worthwhile looking at the other bottles within the Aura-Soma system that are also yellow over red but paler in shade.

Bottle 22 yellow over pink, the rebirther’s bottle.  To go through a re-birth of consciousness requires finding a completely new perspective, awakening to the possibility that life could be different.  For me the new perspective of this bottle is to understand that we all have the capacity for good and evil and that we should own that capacity and yet still love ourselves unconditionally.  Once we understand the darker aspects of ourselves we can let go of our deepest fears and allow joy and love to flow through us, hence in this bottle the red has turned to the pink of love.

Bottle 59 pale yellow over pale pink the most intense form of bottle 5.  This bottle is called Lady Portia, the capacity for self-love.  This bottle offers the energies of the completion potential that bottle 5 started.  Being able to accept who you are without fear of judgment.  Finding that harmonious place deep within us that allows caring and warmth for the benefit of everyone.  Finally we can achieve interdependence.

2012 is going to be a big year!  So what can each and everyone of use do to navigate 2012 with ease and grace and be a part of the putting things back together again and moving into and new era?   In a nutshell, become conscious!  Develop the observer within and do try to creator an observer that is kind and loving rather than harsh and judgmental.  Then observe yourself, ask yourself – what motivates me to do this and that and what results am I getting from my actions, thoughts and feelings.  Actively choose to engage in healing and self-development, you don’t have to be really broken to benefit. Personal development and healing is not for the weak of mind, in actual fact it is for the courageous and strong.  Consider that you are probably only living to 1/10th of your potential.  For the world to change each and every one of us needs to be responsible for our little part in it.  You must be the change you want to see in the world.  If you don’t believe it is possible to heal and change, then we are already lost.  The main reason that society has not changed is that we have not changed internally at a very deep level.  We have changed our surface intellectual thoughts but not our deep emotional unconscious thoughts about others and ourselves.  And just to get you started January is bottle 1 blue over deep magenta – physical rescue.  Find away to listen to the communication of peace that can come from deep within you.  Nourish your physicality, acknowledge your shadow, bring it into balance and move on.  If you don’t know how which is the case for most people ask me I will show you how!

I thought I would end with some wisdom from Carl Jung: “one doesn’t solve problems; one outgrows them!”

The absolute keynote for 2012 – When problems arise, use them as an impetuous for change on the inside.

The Soul of November 2011

A little background on the Aura-Soma system of healing and Divination.  Aura-Soma is a colour healing system developed by Vicky Wall in 1984.  Aura-Soma is a system based on the language of colour.  Shamarie Flavel of Shamarie’s Body and Mind Therapies primarily uses the Aura-Soma system to give clients and insight into their soul strengths and challenges.  Shamarie can also produce for you an Aura-Soma birthdate reading, a bit like an astrology natal chart.

The Soul Colour of 2011

In the Aura-Soma system 2011 is made up of four bottles: Bottle 20, Bottle 11, Bottle 2 and Bottle 4.

Bottle 20 is blue over pink and is called the Child Rescue/Star Child bottle which is all about intuitional love and the communication of unconditional love.  So what does this mean? This particular colour combination is the backbone of our current century.  Bottle 20 is about finding the child within, and healing that child.  It is such a shame to be 30, 40 or 90 and still be living your life through the emotional immaturity of a two year old child.

Bottle 20 is about finding that child, healing that child and finding unconditional love and acceptance for the child that is not dependent upon outside opinions or approvals.  It is not until we have found love and compassion for ourselves within ourselves that we can offer this to others.  Bottle 20’s frequency links back to the ancient civilization of Lemuria which preceded Atlantis.  We in Australia have a strong connection to Lemuria and particularly those of us here in SA.

Bottle 11 is clear over pink. Bottle 11 offers Pink for the depths of love and a brand new clear space in the conscious mind to express it.  This is the bottle we use in the Aura-soma system when nothing else you seem to do in a therapeutic setting seems to work. This bottle ties in with what I was saying above, that when none of the prescriptive therapies and meanings have meaning.   Use the frequency of this bottle to find another way that may be completely new.  This bottle is about clarity of mind, to see one’s soul clearly and to allow love to be the abiding principle in all that one does.  Probably the biggest challenge of this bottle is to overcome self-doubt and allow yourself to truly feel again.  Allowing yourself to receive love as well as give love.  You can see that Bottle 20 and Bottle 11 strengthen each other.  We really do have to find new ways of being and existing on this planet before we have no planet left to receive from!  The old ways of doing and being, whether they are religious or scientific, need to make way for a more complete understanding that is based in love.

Bottle 20 and Bottle 11 can be broken down to Bottle 2, which is blue over blue and represents peace on every level. The only way I know to create peace on planet earth is for each and every one of us to find peace within.  We all need to find the love an acceptance that comes from within.  We cannot find this through drugs, prescribed or “recreational”, nor can we find it with alcohol or the endless pursuit of things and people to make us happy.  Christmas was not a happy event for many of the big retailers because there has been a massive shift and disenchantment with the pursuit of things.  We cannot have peace whilst we are still struggling with corrupt authority or uncaring institutions, but we cannot change them from the outside, we must change them from within each and every one of us.  Every woman alive knows that even though conscious thought is saying that women are equal, legislation has been put in place to facilitate equality, but in reality it is only lip service.  Why is this so? Because the outside world may have changed but the individual inner realities have not.  Each and every one of us must be responsible for a little piece of the whole, we must be responsible for changing our inner truths. Legislation will never do this.

2011 adds up to Bottle 4, Yellow over Gold, the sunlight bottle.  Bottle 4 encourages us to find inner knowledge and wisdom.  Start to think for ourselves in an organic and wholistic way.  To let go of all forms of worship of something or someone outside of us.  Whether it’s money, gold, things, people, movie stars, heroes or heroines, even our concept of god and goddess.  Worship always encourages us to be less than we are and make another more important or more powerful.  Worship of the one creates a hierarchy within the world rather than equality and consensus.  Do you need to worship your partner in order to love and respect them?  I don’t believe so. Nor do I believe that the divine within each and every one of us requires us to worship them, we are one and the same.

November 2011

Because November is the 11th month is means that the year’s energies of Bottle 11 and 2 are magnified!  So more that ever during November it is time to find your inner peace and be the change that you wish to see in the world.  The outer authories’ currently in power will only change if we demand change, otherwise they will continue to feather their own nests.  Interestingly enough, November is also the first calendar month of the beginning of the shift into 2012 according to the Mayan end of times predictions.

Bottle 11 calls us to find new ways to give and receive love.  Unfortunately, our current understanding of love needs to be re-evaluated.  Whether you receive love should not be based on who you are, what you have or your position in society.  Love more often than not is based in need or lust, both are confused with love and when the need is replaced by something or someone else or the lust evaporates then this kind of “love” dies with it.

A word of caution to any who feel that change will just happen around them and they will not have to do anything……..this is a full hardy approach, it’s like saying “I know the river is flooding at my doorstep but other will be responsible for putting the sandbanks in place”.

So ride the energies of November 2011, re-evaluate what is important in your life, stand up for your values and be an agent for change in a way that is loving and just.

August 2011 Newsletter – The Gathering Retreat

The Gathering Retreat

Escape the cycle of perpetual overwhelm!

October 28th, 29th and 30th

I have been told many times by clients and those in spirit that when individuals come to me for help they never really know what they are going to get but it is always exactly what they need!  So the following is an outline of the theme and program for the weekend, but as always with me there will be organic flow as required.

Life is becoming busier and busier, time is speeding up and some say that we have entered the “Quickening”, the period leading up to December 2012. Whatever is going to happen in the future is in some ways irrelevant. We all need to find peace, joy and fulfillment in the now. Unfortunately, many individuals feel as though they are living with constant overload of information; people, advertising, emails, TV etc.  The Gathering Retreat will a gathering of like minded souls who want to spend time gathering the many fractured aspects of themselves and re-integrating them into a synergistic whole.  Finding your sacred centre of Self, the place of calm in the surrounding storm.  The Gathering Retreat will give you the breathing space to gather your senses and unwind.  Having your mobile phone on is not an option during the day.

The weekend will involve the dissemination of information and processes to help you move forward no matter the outward storm of society.  There will be exercises to connect with the many aspects of yourself as well as exercises for healing.  We will go through the different stages of mind/soul development using variety of mediums; discussion, self-contemplation, storytelling, meditation and art materials.  (Don’t be afraid of the words “art materials” you will find your creativity even if you feel you do not have a creative bone in your body!)

You will leave the retreat feeling stronger; mentally, emotionally and spiritually, more in tune with yourself and more connected into the flow of your own life.  Renewed and relaxed. You will also be well equipped to keep your energy and the spaces that you live in clear.

The Gathering Retreat Fees (excluding accommodation)

  • $450 per person if paid in full before October 8th
  • $495 per person if paid after October 8th

Morning and afternoon tea on Saturday and Sunday, Saturday and Sunday lunch and Saturday night dinner are included.

Make your booking early as places at The Gathering Retreat are limited

The Gathering Retreat Program

Friday Night

  • Gathering, meet and greet and a guided meditation

Saturday & Sunday

  • Psychic Protection, Keeping your energy and space clear
  • quick and easy healing processes to deal with day to day discomfort
  • Deepening your meditation with self-hypnosis processes
  • Why we are all stuck
  • Discussion on the different levels and attributes of mind including aspects of yourself – male and female, dark and light.
  • Do you need to worry about 2012 and what can you personally do?
  • bringing it all together for transformation and evolution of your soul
  • re-creation of the Self
  • Animal Totem for healing and guidance

Saturday Evening Program

  • 7.00 pm evening meal for all The Gathering participants
  • 8.30 to 9.30 Healing Circle will be available for those who feel material has arisen for them during the day that needs to be addressed.

Sunday

  • Retreat program runs from 9.00 am to 3 pm
  • 12 noon checkout of accommodation rooms

The Gathering Retreat Venue – Shara Sanctuary & Retreat

The Gathering Event will be the inaugural workshop to be held at the newly created Shara Sanctuary & Retreat which opens in mid Sept 2011.

Shara Sanctuary & Retreat offers a place of peace and tranquillity, away from the demands of everyday life, allowing you time to relax, re-energise and reconnect with yourself in a safe and nurturing environment.  Located on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, the property sits on 4.3 acres overlooking the McLaren Flat vineyards.

Shara Sanctuary & Retreat offers luxury accommodation, gift shop, new-age library, infra-red sauna, and solar heated swimming pool with waterfall.

Accommodation

We are booking the entire Shara Sanctuary & Retreat for The Gathering Retreat.  If booking a room you will be delighted with the retreats facilities whilst enjoying the luxurious accommodation.  You will need to provide your own evening meal on Friday night or it can be pre- organized at the retreat for an additional charge.  There are numerous eating venues in the area or you could choose to cook your own in the chefs gourmet kitchen at the Shara Sanctuary & Retreat.

The Gathering Retreat participants may choose to book accommodation at the Shara Sanctuary & Retreat itself, or there are a number of other accommodation venues in the region.  I will be staying at the Shara Sanctuary & Retreat, so it will be great to share this beautiful venue with you. Please be aware that there are only 9 shared accommodation spaces available at the retreat so be quick to avoid disappointment. The following is a list of luxury rooms reserved for participants. (all prices are inclusive of GST).  Accommodation cost also includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday Morning.

Golden Orb Suite (3 share)

  • 1 King + 1 single, private ensuite
  • $245 oer night single occupancy
  • $120 per person per night double occupancy
  • $85 per person per night triple occupancy

Hummingbird Suite (2 share)

  • 1 double bed with private ensuite
  • $225 per person per night single occupancy
  • $110 per person per night double occupancy

Bougainvillea Suite (2 share)

  • 1 queen bed, shared ensuite with Freesia Suite
  • private verandah overlooking the vineyard and swimming pool
  • $210 per person per night single occupancy
  • $110 per person per night double occupancy

Freesia Suite (2 share)

  • 1 queen bed, shared ensuite with Freesia Suite
  • private verandah overlooking the vineyard and swimming pool
  • $210 per person per night single occupancy
  • $110 per person per night double occupancy

Check in time is from 2pm on Friday and checkout 12 noon on Sunday. So if you can, come early and enjoy the beautiful venue and retreat facilities before The Gathering Retreat program begins.

All guests have full use of the Retreats facilities as discussed above.

Morning and afternoon tea on Saturday and Sunday, Saturday and Sunday lunch and Saturday night dinner are included in your retreat fees.

It is highly recommended that you choose to stay in the area during The Gathering Retreat, (Fri and Sat nights) either at the Shara Sanctuary & Retreat if you get in first or other accommodation venues in the region.  If this is not possible, you can choose to attend The Gathering Retreat during the day 9.00 am – 9.30 pm Saturday and 9.00 am – 3.00 pm Sunday.

Accommodation bookings are to be made directly through Shamarie’s Body and Mind Therapies. To make a booking a 50% deposit is required, and the balance is payable by Friday 28th October.

Please note: as we are booking the entire Retreat facilities for this intimate workshop, refunds are not available on any accommodation bookings (unless we are able to re-book your room to another participant, in which case a full refund would be given less a small administration charge).  After payment of your deposit to reserve your room, the balance is then due and payable by Friday 28th October 2011 at the very latest. Many thanks for honouring our terms & conditions.