Grounded

The last few years have been a roller coaster and I have felt the pendulum swinging from aligned to misaligned and various places in between.

The most amazing feeling though was being a part of a wwoofing team. The playground was a one acre market garden with all the variety you would want. Variety the spice of life.

The most satisfying feeling was harvesting and selling the goods whether it was at the farmers markets or in the restaurant. There is no better way then farm to plate.

The permaculture principles teach a lot in and out of the garden. It is like a recipe to save to the world and once it’s set-up it is simple.

Earth Care, People Care, and fair share.

Observe and Interact for example can be applied to natural growing systems as well as work place dynamics, by observing what works we can adapt systems to be more attuned with natural cycles.

Catch and Store energy; by using natural and renewable energy solar, water and wind power to our advantage can help us greatly in daily life. Simply flick off a light switch, not using charging devices at night too. The most incredible example for me was seeing home bio fuel in action. A device which turns food waste and even road kill into gas to cook with and also uses the waste fluid as a powerful fertilizer.

Obtain a yield; if you apply this to business or just lifestyle we need to yield something whether it is food we are growing or money for our business to flourish, we ultimately need to end up with something in the end. for example compost turns into soil, good soil will help us to grow better crops.

Apply self-regulation and accept feedback, this one in particular stands out for me in individuals behavior within a group, So if there is someone who is overly dominate, so much so it makes other group members feel like they cannot contribute, this person can adapt or change their behaviour via self-regulation or feedback from others body language.

use and value renewable resources and services, resources can be things such as manure, but this can also branch out to op shop clothing or furniture. Renewables can also include man power or animal power over petrol.

Produce no waste – In a garden setting we can use every part of the plants we grow, if not to eat ourselves, we can feed them to the animals or put them into a worm farm or compost to produce nutrient rich soils. Everything in the system can have another purpose. In an urban setting we see Minimalism and zero waste lifestyles gaining popularity. take away containers being compostable, and many other life hacks coming in so we produce no Waste.

Design from patterns to details, In permaculture there are many different designs of garden beds, in energy terms and feng shui it’s more desirable to have a circular design. Spiral gardens for herbs, swales for water, rows for abundant crops, then we and add in the details such as which plants grow well together, or if we need some beneficial bugs to balance. In life terms we can know our destination or our final goal then we can work out the small details.

Integrate rather than segregate is one of my favorites because I truly believe that by integrating nature into our lives more and more, so every living person has a garden, or tree they can hug, indoor plants or a local park we would all be a lot more sane and cope so much easier especially in a fast paced city setting riddled with EMFs.

Use small and slow solutions, In a wider sense of the saying I relate this principle to illness and disease in our bodies. I am a big believer in metaphysics and that our body traps and stores unhealed or unexpressed emotions, and by buying ourselves band aid solutions like pain killers, we are numbing and as Louise Hay would say telling it (our body) to “Shut up” instead of listening to what it has to say and implementing change over time that will lead to a cure, even though the solution is slower it is a lot smarter. Small changes in the garden or small changes in our daily life will be more beneficial in the long run.

Use and Value diversity, we are all unique and have different talents and skills to offer it’s more creative and flowing if we can work to everyone’s strengths for example ‘feelers’ may prefer to tend to plants more than someone who knows how to calculate yields and percentages. I personally like to be surrounded with a diversity of people, I’m not a typical leader but I like to support or work in a group, but it makes life easier if someone else is good at coordinating needs.

Use edges and value the marginal – “Don’t automatically think you are on the right track because it’s a well beaten path” if you have an edge over others doing the same thing, use it to your advantage. This proverb reminds us that the most popular choices are not always the best in any given situation.

Creatively use and respond to change – What we all need to do on a collective scale if we want to live happily on this earth. Tapping into creativity is like tapping into our soul’s song – our intuitive senses that ‘know’ the solutions to our problems.

Hope you have found the wisdom in these words.

Goal Setting

I got a nice surprise this afternoon, logging in to my blog and seeing this in the draft section. I wrote this article in January and it’s now August, so I’m going to share what my goals were and if I have achieved them.

I just want to share my goals for 2019 –

  1. I want to create, I don’t want to wait for things to happen to me. I want to be on the front line not in a defensive position. For example less astrological monthly updates and more personal drive and change. – This one has been pretty good, I have been setting intentions and manifesting jobs in different locations, I still do watch different things on youtube but less and less as I am moving around, working at sea, and generally being out of reception. When I have been watching youtube I have been watching things that are more to do with personal development than astrology, even though it does draw me in every now and again, if I am being honest.
  2. Be independent away from my family, as in not affected by their views and opinions about my life. Yes! I am not living with or being financially supported or taken out to dinners or cafe and my parents pay. Those days are gone, but sometimes their views are hurtful but I am learning to take it in my stride. 
  3. Go deeper into my interests of permaculture/gardening/ energy healing. I did recently attend a metaphysical weekend workshop hosted by Inna Segal, she is a metaphysical teacher and energy healer. Permaculture and gardening not so much, I did get a pot plant and planted some delicious edible in it, but the climate wasn’t ideal for it. I did just apply to stay at a permaculture farm that does farm to table too, so I guess that definately counts for something.
  4. Have a strong solar plexus – be confident in all areas of my life – financially, socially, purposefully. Something that really helped my confidence was buying a van, I am proud of myself I finally have a van to drive and sleep in, it’s been on my bucket list for almost ten years and now I feel like I’m in a fantastic place financially, I have reconnected with friends and I am feeling more confident. I am currently working on my physical fitness, I believe that will bring my even greater confidence.
  5. Be able to ground and connect to my higher self and guides daily. This one I have postponed it is not achieved. I have been working with different grounding techniques, studying chakras, and listening to many different energetic and spiritual books on audible. I occassionally ask in mediatation to connect to my higher self and guides but I more so want to work on physical manifestation and my physical body because I have tended to get a bit out of this world and it isn’t very helpful for creating the life I want to live. 
  6. Connect to people, make good friends, get out of the house, feel motivated and inspired, while being able to protect myself psychically. I am happy to say I have made some really lovely connections this year, I have lived in a few different places and met some inspiring travellers, I have also made an effort to connect with people who are different to me and trying not to be judgmental. I have gotten out of the house. I feel motivated sometimes but I have to admit I like classes and groups for this reason. I am inspired by different ways of living. I now know different ways to build up my auric field but I may need to work on my mental and emotional bodies. This will help to protect me psychically by eliminating energetic wounds or weak spots. 
  7. Do cardio/physical exercise. I haven’t really given myself the best conditions with working on a boat to do physical exercise so I will definitely keep working on making cardio a weekly thing, if not daily, it’s good to shift energy and body fat so it’s a good incentive. I did make a goal a couple of months ago to run 5ks and I did it! I was thinking about finding a local “Park Run” group. 
  8. Travel somewhere and do some sort of personal development.  I have definately been travelling and I’m going to say attending a metaphysical workshop is good for my personal development. I may go to a vipassana meditation by the end of the year too. 
  9. Eat a healthy balanced diet. I have a weakness for cafes. I am aware of it and I will try to make more of my own meals and eat less cookies and cakes etc. I do love my vegetables, omlettes, fruits but I am probably leaning towards daily sugar and caffine and it’s something I am looking to change. 
  10. less screen time/talking more face to face and physical. This is a good one! I still want to work on it though, I love being wholesome and having good conversations. I do get sucked into some apps, for example pintrest and Youtube, but I am good at spending time with people in person, traveling is good like that, yoga classes are good for that and so are cafes. In fact today I made a lovely connection in a grass cafe. I have been getting physical books too, instead of using my phone to listen to them, it’s a faster way to fall asleep too. Having less wifi and not upgrading my photo data to a bigger package are good actions to reduce screen time as well. 
  11. Get a piece of land somewhere to grow things on with a good body of water close by. This goal is to help my dream bigger,  I have’t brought I piece of land but I have stayed in a community while house sitting that had a beautiful river and some dams, Then I did some work exchange on a couple of different properties each by the Sea, one even matched a drawing I did to help manifest it. Next I lived and worked in a winery that was growing grapes and was a short walk to the beach, more recently though I lived on a boat on the reef, so I definitely had the good body of water bit but not much growing. I am building up my funds though with this goal in mind. 
  12. Do a bike touring trip. I haven’t got anything on this one…yet!

So I hope you enjoyed this insight into my year, let me know if you are doing similar things, I am currently in Australia.

Book Recommendation: Wheels of Life, The Classic Guide To The Chakra System by Anodea Judith

anodea judith wheels of lifI’ve just about finished this beautifully written book of wisdom and I read it pretty fast too. It’s detailed description of the seven chakra system is as useful as it is enlightening. Anodea Judith PH.D. is an absolute expert on the subject and goes into depth about each energy centre and making suggestions that are easy to use such as breathing techniques, yoga asanas and meditations. Wheels of life was first released in 1999, and now 20 years later is more relevant than ever.

To be honest the reason I bought this particular book was because it goes next level and gives some truth to telepathy and clairvoyance in a matter of fact way speaking from experience both from her many clients and personal experience.

These extra sensory perceptions are not limited to super natural films but are being widely discovered by humans everywhere. I just love that if someone doesn’t believe that every human has the potential to be psychic I can now direct them to a credible source and specific energy centre, not just say look at ‘WikiHow’.

Our world is changing and has been changing since it’s evolution, Judith makes correlations between historical events and astrological cycles and confirms that humanity is currently in the midst of moving upward from the solar plexus issues of  control and power to the heart chakra where we are becoming connected, more unified, accepting and compassionate. One example being the circular economy, giving less energy to capitalism’s buy and throw model to a buy, swap, sew, fix, upcycle, recycle, gift  and basically keep using what we have instead of buying new.

Anodea has written a number of books to educate people in a way that is easily adaptable to westerners, Eastern Body, Western Mind which talks about addiction and sexuality in relation to eastern philosophy, and The Chakra System, A user’s guide to self diagnosis and healing  which takes the reader on a journey through that seven chakras root to crown detailing deficiencies and over active traits of each one, with yoga asanas specific to each chakra, starting with very important grounding techniques.

If you are on the journey of self discovery Anodea Judith is a worthy source of wisdom that can enlighten you on a number of issues we deal with in life. Easy to use, simple advice for personal empowerment and development.

 

 

Embrace your feminine

Everyone – Males and Females have a feminine side, it’s receptive and nurturing qualities make receiving easy, Where as the masculine energy is go-getting. Both have great value in our lives but if we are constantly in our masculine striving to get, always in action, running on high energy we can become disconnected from our intuition.

Feminine energy is intuitive because as Eckhart Tolle says ‘stillness speaks‘, we can receive our best intuitive insights and messages when we are in this energy of receiving. Feminine energy is abundant and giving just like mother Earth who gives us all a place to live and love.

Simply put Mother Earth nurtures and heals us all, if we are open up to receiving.

 

I watched a documentary a year or so ago titled The Grounded, which details the mind blowing simple benefits of grounding or earthing ourselves.

The most memorable and emotional connection this movie gave me was a scene detailing the life of school kids in the US. The children woke up early, before they left their rooms had but their shoes on for football training, on a constructed playing surface, they would then change shoes to go to school for 8 or so hours and when they got home that afternoon go straight to their room to study. Therefore the whole 24 hours of a typical day for a school kid they didn’t make a connection to the earth. It doesn’t seem like that big of a deal but when each day ends up like this, day after day it causes a number of problems with low concentration, behavioural problems, joint pain among other things as a result of the constant disconnect they have with the earth due to wearing shoes all day everyday.

The saddest thing for me is that kids don’t get a choice, they have to do these things, they aren’t allowed to not wear shoes, they have to go to school and this has a ripple on effect into adulthood. Thank-you to the kind souls who have created nature play, so kids are encouraged to play outdoors in unstructured play environments.

As you read this can you remember the last time you put your bare feet in nature? maybe it’s a good time to re-child yourself…

It’s such a simple action – Earth yourself daily and feel good, reconnect to Gaia.

 

Solar powered Solar plexus

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Solar plexus with bio-plasmic streamers rising over the mountains, watercolour on plywood.

It is so important to have a healthy solar plexus to bring our ideas and desires to life.

I think of  the solar plexus and directly relate it to physical action, confidence, our motivation and will power.

Our solar plexus and sense of power can be influenced by many factors in this instance I would like to mention authority figures.

Think about it.

People in power have authority and if you are subject to this power you lose your own sense of personal power, your self worth and belief in yourself which in affect can directly change the desired outcome of your manifestations.

What we manifest into our life has a direct correlation to what we believe we are worthy of as well, another characteristic of this chakra.

Our level of self worth more or less determines the life we live, if we want to manifest an oasis our energy needs to be in alignment – L.O.A.

The Law of Attraction is an interesting one, I have read The Power the sequel of The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. In fact I found it in a free library next to Romeo & Juliet and it tells some amazing real life happenings of how this universal law manifests itself for her in literally miraculous ways.

Now, I am wondering; how beneficial is it to see something and manifest it into your life if it isn’t in alignment with your soul urge and life purpose.

At this point in my life I am looking at how I have manifested a dream job and lifestyle but the feeling of contentment isn’t here and I believe the reason that it feels off is these manifestations disregarded my soul urge. On top of that a lack of confidence in myself means I can not fully connect to the higher chakras and my higher self.

They were a combination of my wants mixed with the feeling I need to satisfy my parents in some way. Our relationships that are typically authoritarian seem to be between parents and children, teachers and students and people promoting societal norms despite an individuals preferences.

It is never a popular decision for a person to be non-conformist to these kind of authority figures but energy wise it is much more beneficial to follow your hearts yearning. If you conform to their ideas if can create blocks in your solar plexus.

Solar plexus blockages include thing like feeling not good enough, a small blockage can result in a lack of confidence where a more severe blockage affects self-esteem and will take longer to heal. You may notice people who feel the need to control everyone and everything around them, who lack direction, possess a sense of helplessness and unresolved guilt all stemming from a blocked solar plexus. Physical symptoms include poor digestion and poor short term memory.

Strengthening your solar plexus involves practicing will power, a good way to do this is by setting attainable goals and ticking them off. You may need to be assertive in your communications with other people. Being physical is also good advice as it is a masculine energy centre it uses yang energy, energy that you put out, so moving your body by running, dancing, doing yoga asanas and even just a workout focusing on you abdominal muscles can all help to get energy flowing through this powerful place.

 

Happy healing!

 

 

Surround me with Truth

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When we grow we change and everything around us changes too. This can be like a two steps forward one back. Two steps into the light and one step through the shadow.

Awareness is great to see how we feel, we used to be in environments and love them and now we feel differently. We have grown and this is how it feels.

We are looking for something deeper and more authentic not so surface level, maybe on the surface level we can see who is confident in their skin and who isn’t.

We can see our insecurities. in others and we can have compassion or we can just gravitate away.

If we look back a few years and realise you loved nothing more than something covered in melted cheese anything with cheese on it, I would love to eat. I don’t  feel the same these days I’m gradually liking healthier whole foods, Scenes based around alcohol don’t interest me.

It’s interesting. When we have been living in a bubble of our own – yoga, mediation, tea and coffee alternatives and kombucha and go to a new place or interact with someone who is not yet off of junk food who has never heard of kombucha and has no idea what it is becomes a nice reality check.

We are all unique individuals following our own path and some aren’t aware yet.

This happens to me a lot about plastic pollution, I feel like EVERYBODY knows that innocent animals are suffering because of single use plastic pollution and they can easily avoid it, but I still see it. Change is a process, I guess. I’m not perfect.

As above, so below. I still can improve and maybe that’s why I see these things.

Stingrays and Sensitivities

Several times within the last week on my daily beach visit I encountered the beautiful stingray.

It was swimming by me to take a closer look

It was getting stepped on by me accidentally while I was wading through the water.

The day before several large stingrays were flying through the water around me

On a different day, a wee little baby one appeared and it was hiding itself away in the sand with it’s eyes starring at me.

Walking over the sand flats too, I saw the indent of an adult and baby stingray.

This is when I thought to myself it has to be a sign!

The stingray has been quite fitting to my current situation. I’m a fairly sensitive and empathic person who like a stingray can sense energy around me quite well but I have been working on fine tuning these abilities while protecting myself from negativity,  psychic attacks, and the like. So this was when I decided to take the message of the stingray to heart and protect myself psychically by energetically grounding myself. The stingray is a great symbol of grounding particularly in emotionally turbulent times like they stay close to the sea floor while the ocean currents move around above them they remain stable and protected.

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Hope this post gives you a different perspective you can apply to your current situation.

Love

#empathempowerment

 

 

Step by Step

Lately I have been working on being more grounded, meaning I have a job I enjoy, that pays me well every week, still gives me leisure time and time to work on myself.

I believe we create our reality and our choice to believe in a more positive, enjoyable or just progressive life makes us one step closer to this reality. The second being our actions.

So when an idea is planted it is just a seed but that seed does something, it grows. It’s a natural growth but it takes a bit of effort a bit of concentrated life force. Action!

More important than anything as I mentioned before is BELIEF. I met a german lady, a pretty spiritual lady, connected to earth and plants particularly. She would garden naked, talk to her seedlings and sing to them, nurturing them so they grew to provide for us. Who shared some wisdom with me “the most important thing in life is our believings”

Next thing to focus on was transcendence. I’m not exactly sure why. Maybe it was to not take life to seriously or maybe it was in terms of manifestion. In order to manifest we transend the third dimension.

Which is how we make GROWTH! How we plant seeds and how they grow. Sometimes life just happens but if you want to consciously create a better world – take action and believe in your ideas no matter how out there they seem and GROW!

reading this back it is such good advice for myself but I’ll share it anyway, maybe someone else will benefit. We’re all in this together.

LOVE

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3 Inspirational Women in STEM

International Woman’s Day a great time to honour womankind ❤

Aloma Writes

Hello, and happy International Women’s Day!

In the spirit of International Women’s Day today, I thought I’d write a follow up post on my IWD post from last year where I talked a bit about Ada Lovelace, Katherine Johnson, and Grace Hopper.

This year I’m going to write about 3 more inspirational women who made waves in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

1. Rebecca Cole Second female African American doctorintheUS

Rebecca Cole was born in 1846 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the US, the second eldest of five children.

Cole faced gender and racial barriers to get an education in medicine and subsequently work as a physician, as well as raising 5 children, and spent the majority of her career providing care to poor women and children.

Despite practising medicine for 50 years, not a lot of information on her remains so I wasn’t able to find…

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