Isle of Skye, Highlands, Scotland – the land of consciousness expansion

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My process of diving deep, my journey through dreams and conscious expansion and alchemical transformation took place here this year, on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

The land lies still in the deep knowing of its majesty. It is rough, wise, ragged, stunningly beautiful, wild, unapologetically powerful, mystical and one with the Universe, one that is a direct reflection of the source consciousness. It is the Universe itself – glorious land, sea, mountains with sky everywhere hanging very low across the island. It knows deeply, it presents openly, it behaves in ways we get inspired by, freely, flowing, expressing all that one needs to know and expressing in the moment.

The land has this eternal quality to it. Apart from the fact that it is very old and it has seen so much in its existence, it gives an impression of being always and forever present in its vibrancy and such peace. If one is to settle on this land, one is to submit, to merge with it, to flow with its scenery and landscape and vow to become as one. It is a true commitment to its own expansion and liberty.

This was like nothing I experienced before. For a few days I felt very uncontained, confused and a bit lost. My dreams threw me into a spiral of emotional and mental turmoil on the very first night here. It was fierce as if I was thrown into my own potential and was shown things I didn’t yet know about myself and it was huge. I was unprepared. The land does not wait for anyone, one has to be brave, open-hearted and present. That was the first lesson I understood within a day or two. Once I understood the purpose of the powerful upgrades that started coming in and realised there was more to come my heart literally exploded into a huge opening. I was entering another level of consciousness expansion.

Isle of Skye land’s energy is cosmic and endless. I contrasted it with the energy, which is more familiar to me, that of forests and trees. This here was something very new. A lot bigger, a lot wilder, a lot more unfamiliar and my resistance was obvious and striking. The lesson here is to embrace the unfamiliar and whatever emotional state land energy throws you into listen carefully, flow with whatever is, as the land has a plan for us to upgrade, the universe works through the land to let us know who we are and what we are capable of. I became too safe, too contained in my practice and on my path, taking the same road again and again. Now is the time to expand my view and take a different road.

Elemental energies on the island were very representative of qualities I needed to pay attention to. Water and Air. Several times while being there I refused to go on a boat. I stated I felt safer on the Earth. Well, of course, I would and there is nothing wrong with the familiar and comfortable, yet it was obvious later on the clear invitation to ‘expand’, to dare try something that could stretch my soul’s arms even further.

Climbing hills and mountains was harder than usual and in my experience I found how self-critical and defeating I have recently become and it didn’t serve me. I almost saw the opposite in my dreams and I knew deep down the being within was crying for being released. Enough with meek and limited view of myself. I did not realise that this was happening in the last couple of months and what a wake-up call. Air element was very telling and representative of how ‘holding my breath’ I have become lately, that’s where my fear lived as well, not in an expansive state of open heart and chest, but in a state of constriction and limitation yet again. Ever since I got back I encountered a few people with the element ‘Water’ messages coming through inviting and encouraging me to explore the deep secrets of being on water and under water and its hidden treasures. I have heard about deep-sea diving, fishing, swimming afar, amongst other invitations of the Universe and have I considered them? Yes, I have, as they are clearly signs of further possibilities for expanding my inner divine.

Notes from the dream diary: ‘I feel I am in some sort of crisis, like I want to open up and feel fully, but I can’t. I want to breathe, but I end up holding my breath. I feel very clearly I am not fully open, I am conscious of my own restrictions. I am tense and holding back’. The purpose of my dreams and me being in that place was to expand my consciousness in order for me to embrace the potential within me unexplored or suppressed. Because of the intense energy of these upgrades my resistance grew and fear came in, doubt crept in. ‘I feel a bit disinterested, detached, wanting something else, not knowing what… wanting to be somewhere else, not feeling much.’

The most intense, emotionally shaking, trauma activating dreams here for me, every night. I found myself on a journey again while in Scotland only this time there was no warning, no preparation, the dreams’ material came with a booming presence and did not leave till it was done. I was receiving upgrades through diving deep into the dark night of the soul. Synchronicity of that experience included me reading this book, which I just picked up from the list on my kindle and that helped me navigate my experience well. I recommend it ‘The dark nights of the soul’.

I went through the process of death and rebirth in an intense representation of my abilities and powers. It was showing me what I could truly do if I was to embrace it and truly take all of my power back. From performing magic knowingly and loving it, to understand what love is, to consciously expanding my awareness of the universe within me – it was

Symbols, which stood out for me were the Burning sacred star, which connected me to the universe with such love; stairs; blood; colours, doors, gates, windows, keys were present in each dream, packing suitcases, number 4 featured heavily

The burning star symbol was the highlight of my whole experience. It was pure magic and emotions that ran through me were powerfully shaking and I felt it in every inch and cell of my physical body. It literally threw me out of my bed with screams and tears.

The Star symbol, Pentagram, Pentacle – there is rich history and representation to this symbol. Some representations are – universal consciousness; wholeness; a symbol of divine perfection; the four elements with the overarching presence of the spirit as the fifth point; our divine purpose in the universe and many more.

Messages: ‘putting all eggs in one basket’ – limiting myself, which does not serve me and suppresses my powers.

Being ashamed of my appearance, which does not fit with the usual ‘tidy’ image of ‘conditioned’ existence. Embracing the many clothes I was wearing rather than looking clean, tidy and presentable. Dreams containing fears and running late represented my choices, my ways of choosing to be and ultimately confirming that no one controls my choices, I am fully conscious to make them and live them out.

At the end of my dream journey on Skye I was flying in a helicopter over the land, taking it all in unafraid (I have a fear of heights), the colour green everywhere, my heart truly open. I was taking in the land and saw everything in an overview. Relieved and overjoyed.

I left the land reborn and truly facing the being that I am. My heart is full open with gratitude, pride and courage that whatever is ahead I will embrace it with no limitation or fears. I can do whatever I set my mind to. Magic runs through my veins and the power of wisdom and knowing is a natural flow of my soul. Compassionate heart and truly understanding universal love will keep me safe and encourage me not to be afraid to be me, to be of service, to fly free over the Land of consciousness.

Thank you Skye for the experience. I can’t wait to visit again and take you into my embrace of love and understanding.

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Earth and Water as perfect companions

Rebalancing code Water/Earth pictures taken this morning with my Blue Lace Agate crystal (more below)

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I have been noticing how I don’t naturally flow in the hot weather in terms of creativity or high energy. I crave shade and a cool breeze and today is just the perfect morning. Fresh, crisp, cool, but still warm and no sun or wind. Bliss! Perfect summer morning.

I was thinking how Fire and Air elements are often distorted in a way they become unbearable when balance is missing or their presentation becomes extreme, e.g. extreme heat or extreme wind when other elements like cool Water or lush green Earth are absent. Today is the perfect combination of Water and Earth coming up within me and observed around me. Just as I don’t align well with distortions of Fire and Air within myself, I don’t always welcome them in nature and what I am left with this morning is Water and Earth, perfect companions.

The way I instinctively picked up a Blue lace Agate this morning off the shelf just before drawing a Tarot card of the Knight of Water, indicated that something wasn’t in balance emotionally and my body and soul needed soothing and comforting. It also showed that something needed to be expressed, hence the blue throat chakra stone in my pocket and the card of Knight of Cups. Emotions!

I found myself slightly out of balance with emotions this morning, which manifested in an outburst of some unexpressed needs over the last week. It was just a moment, but it pulled me back into myself and I asked myself ‘how do I feel and what do I need right now?’ These questions are great for bringing attention not just to the present moment, but becoming aware and conscious of how one feels. Unconscious projection of emotions can produce unwelcome results, as we are all familiar with.

What I needed was solitude, a need to recharge and rebalance and the best companion for Water is Earth. To me that means Nature, walking alone and hiding in the woods, sitting against trees and holding on to their trunks and branches for comfort and reassurance, being in touch with the forest floor. This morning Water spilled out in the need for Earth.

My husband is a strong Earth type and what a comfort he gives to me as a natural Water type. He is solid, reassuring, safe and constant much like a tree or the Earth itself. He is home and he is roots to me. Instead of experiencing him fighting back or projecting back against my overflow of emotional need I see a smile, a safe comforting energy of ‘come here’, a knowing that there is an Earthy kind of embrace awaits me, always, when I need it. That knowing is my anchor, my Earth, my balancer.

As I walked through the forest and each step met with the Earth in perfect partnership I felt my creativity coming alive under the shade of my beloved trees and a cool, gentle Air whispering musings into my ear. Water element is also creativity. I took a deep breath and once again became aware of loving the shade, the cool, the quiet and the creative. My need was met and I came up with five different blog posts in my head. Ideas still flowed in abundance as I arrived home with a heart full of joy, head full of beautiful musings and images, my body relaxed and energised at the same time and my emotions perfectly in balance with the safe embrace of the Earth.

Blue Lace Agate: it is a wonderful healing, soothing, cooling and calming stone. It also allows you to experience the higher energies or raise your vibration. It is one of the most nurturing and supportive stones. It will neutralize distortions.

It counteracts the suppression of feelings and allows for free expression and creativity. It brings a deep sense of peace.

The Knight of Cups: the card represents someone in touch with their sensitivities and emotions, it is a ‘feminine’ kind of energy and links with romance and love. It is also about relationships and connections to yourself through the feeling sense. The Knight is knowing and flowing and in touch with his Water, he is showing you the open channel through which emotions can flow, possibilities of being open to love. It is ok to be sensitive, it is ok to be you just the way it is. It offers possibilities for new relationships and the card has an element of hope and natural flow of events and encounters. It provokes inspiration and encourages creativity, it already knows the way and invites you to join in adventure of it all.

I took this picture by accident on my walk and what a beautiful and exact representation of Water/Earth balancing it is. It is creativity and life-force in action.

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I am a big devotee of the Elements and as a witch I work with their energy every day. Here are some prints/cards I created, which would make perfect addition to your Book of Shadow or placing on your altar. Supplied electronically or as a physical item. Check it out HERE

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It is Summer… musings on the weather, the land and Earth’s abundance

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It is summer, post Litha, Summer Solstice a surge of continuous energy is very welcomed. I feel on an equal flow with the universal intentions and designs and find throwing myself into all things home, family, finances, creating and inventing new ways of improving our lives.

The Goddess is pregnant at this time and our garden plot is filled with fresh produce. Emerald green newly born cucumbers, fragrant herbs and greens, full-bellied cabbages ready to ‘burst’ and be eaten. It is such a blessing to feel this abundance in the season and in the heart.

It has been very hot, which is often a struggle for me. I have always said that there is no such thing as a bad weather. Well, the heat is possibly the only time you will hear me complaining a bit. When many seek to escape to hot countries for their holidays I am off to the north of Scotland. Isle of Skye is promising pure magical immersion and enchanting experiences. I can hardly wait. I am definitely more of a cool, shady creature, who enjoys early mornings and late evenings, Moon light and the second part of the year. I do love the abundance of the summer months and our fresh, delicious organic produce the Earth gifts us with, but I do love the autumn and winter when one goes within for hibernation and deep work in the shadows.

Here’s a poem I wrote recently, which again expresses my love for nature and feeling that ‘belonging’, that ‘feeling at home’ experience when walking the path of the witch, old ways, nature-bound deliciousness and alignment.

I cannot wait to be as one with the Land of my soul next week and breathe easy and in tune with all things wild, magical and free.

Oh how soul craves the Earth, the bare, moist and deep

The calling drenched in sweetest voice directs oneself to thee 
You are the stars, the Moon, the Sun, the flowers on forest floor 
You are the fallen leaves that fly surrendering to her 
The Earth’s warmth and calm embrace gives power to soul 
To rest, to be, to sing and dance In circle of the coil 
One whole, one complete within…