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Working with Angels

IMG_0542Angel Meditation 

 

Allowing yourself to achieve a deeply relaxed state of mind.

Affirmations

Using an affirmation can help to create encouraging and optimistic thoughts about your goals.

Rituals

following an action (such as lighting a candle) while saying your affirmation will certainly help to make it memorable.

Altars and displays

Arranging your personal effects in such a way that they are a constant reminder of your links with your angels.

Candles

Lighting a candle is a ritualistic way of ‘opening to the light’. Therefore candles are useful for meditations and your angel ceremonies.

Oils and incense

Pure aromatherapy oils are also suitable for your angel work.

Crystals

These beautiful, natural objects are a joy to behold, and are sources of untold power.

Feathers

These are probably one of the most important of the ‘tools’; they are the chosen sign from the angels themselves.

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A Life in Balance


The word ‘Chakra’ comes from Sanskrit, it means ‘wheel’ or ‘disc’. These moderators of subtle energies are traditionally depicted as lotus flowers, each one resonating at a different frequency, that corresponds to one of the colours of a rainbow.

Seven Major Chakras

Traditionally the Hindu system names seven major Chakras, even though the human energy system is said to have many Chakras, and new ones are being discovered all the time.

The Chakrasare represented by lotus flowers, each one has the stem of each lotus flower metaphysically ’embedded’ into the spinal column, (or sushumna), from the coccyx to the crown of the head.

The Right Balance

The Chakra system offers a valuable explanation of the holistic nature of humankind. It outlines how,  in order to maintain a healthy, balanced life, we must attend not just to certain physical dysfunctions that may occur but to our emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs as well.

Each of the seven Chakras deals with different parts of this bigger picture and directs us to those areas where we might be functioning out of balance.

Human Energy Fields

Our ancestors were open-minded to things they could not see, let alone explain, they had no need for technology, or scientists to explain the human aura.

As we journey together through the Chakras we need to remain open-minded. The fact that we cannot physically detect our Chakras or aura can be explained thus; they operate as energy fields vibrating at a rate normally undetectable by the human eye and brain. 

As we take this journey together, and appreciate the very real benefits that come from balancing our human energy system, we will learn to discard the need for material evidence of their existence, since personal experience and enhanced well-being will provide this for us.

The Holistic view

The earliest mention of the term ‘chakra’ is said to come from the vedas, the four holy books of the Hindus believed to date back before 2,500BC, in which the God Vishnu is described as descending to Earth carrying in his four arms, a Chakra, a lotus flower, a club and a conch shell. However, since the time of pre-Vedic societies, in which mystics and yogis passed their knowledge through the spoken, rather than written word, the notion of seven ‘maps of consciousness’ for optimum well-being goes back much further.

In common with so many ancient practices, the Chakra system takes a complete view of human experience. It integrates the natural tendency for equilibrium into the many levels that make up the self – the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Chakra healing is based on the belief that in order for total well-being to take place we must act as an integrated whole.

Universal Life Force into the Body

When there is a dysfunction or blockage in one part of the system it has an impact on all other parts. Such malfunctioning can occur when the energy flowing through the Chakras is either excessive or deficient.

We will learn how recognise such blockages, or dysfunctions, relate to any problems you can be experiencing and how, you can transform all aspects of your life for the better.


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Create an Angel Garden Sanctuary 

  • First you need a chair, a bench or perhaps an old log. A natural back chair is perfect. Back it into the corner or against the wall. 
  • If you are feeling inspirational you could upcycle a chair from a charity shop, design and make your own floral cushions to bring outside with you when the weathers dry!
  • If you have a hidey hole in your garden, this may be the perfect place for your ‘meditation’ area.
  • If you have no shaded spots in your garden, maybe you could shield off an area with scented plants in pots, or use screening from the garden centre, or better still, how about a rose arch, with an old gate and paint a sign then this truly is your area! Be creative, make it your own, somewhere to chill out and relax.
  • You may wish to hang lanterns or candles in pretty holders, as there are many to choose from on the market.
  • You could also string outdoor lights in different colours, to enhance your mood, and invite you in to meditate.
  • Sound is important in your sacred area, adding a water feature is soothing and relaxing, however, make sure you visits the toilet first! The sound of trickling water may make you have the urge to spend a penny!
  • If space is tight, you could use an old dish, place pebbles and crystals inside of it, and place this near your front door or on a windowsill. Keep it topped up with fresh water so it glistens in the sun – ensure you rinse it out regularly so it remains fresh and not stagniot, slimy water.
  • Add some garden angel statues or fairy figurines. Let your imagination go wild!
  • Your space will be magical because you have created a unique area just for you!
  • Gift shops and many garden centres sell natural bamboo wind chimes why not add a chime or two!
  • Also keep a look out for pebbles with natural holes in them – traditionally these are doorways to other realms.

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Do you want to have an Angel notebook or journal?

When we write things down we reinforce the message in our minds. Committing something to paper helps us to bring that ‘something’ or something into our lives. It becomes more permanent or fixed as part of our intention. Your angel notes are special and need to be cherished in a special place.

Look out for a hard-cover notebook and cover it with sticky-backed plastic decorated in an suitable pattern. Another thing you might try is to stick your notes (taken from your angel exercises or experiences) in a scrapbook. Cover the scrapbook in pretty angelic paper; or alternatively, you may prefer to use a loose-leaf binder.

Be inspired when creating this most basic of angel tools, your angelic notebook – have fun with it.

Here are some suggestions for your notebook content:

No doubt you will come up with lots of ideas of your own. Take care of your notebook and keep it safe.

Watch this space I have a creative mind so will add some downloads here for you to download for free.

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Healing with Frankincense ~ chest infection, period pain, postnatal depression, spiritual healing, magical properties and so much more ……..

Frankincense was once treasured as highly as gold, and it remains one of the more expensive oils. It has many healing properties.


Frankincense has been prized since the time of the pharaohs, who considered it an oil of enlightenment and wisdom, an exotic treasure that was more valuable than gold. It’s powerful, sweet and woody fragrance is still used today as incense in temples and churches.

Medication and meditation

The magical properties of frankincense are best activated by using it in an essential oil burner. The powerful aroma is conductive to meditation and yoga as it slows down and deepens breathing, imparting a sense of elevated calm.

It also has a wide-ranging therapeutic properties; its expectorant action is used to treat colds and respiratory illnessses; it is a balancing gastric tonic; and it is also good for complexion.

Active ingredients of frankincense

Frankincense acts on the central nervous system. It promotes slow, deep breathing that helps to calm the mind and body, and lift the emotions.

Trahydrocannabinole

Some studies suggest burning frankincense as incense or in an essential oil burner releases the mind-altering chemical trahydrocannabinole, which may be responsible for the oil’s links with religious visions and spiritual experiences.

Terpenes

These comprise 50 per cent of frankincense and include pinene, limonene and camphene among many others. 

Terpenes are toning, warming and stimulating. They give the oil expectorant and antiseptic qualities.

Pinene, although present in small concentrations, adds a hint of pine to the frankincense’s aroma and is a potent antiseptic.

Alcohols

Olibanol and farnesol are both present in low concentrations. Some studies suggest farnesol in particular has outstanding anti inflammatory and antiseptic actions.


Healing with this magical oil ……. To treat mature or damaged skin……

Using frankincense oil ~ Frankincense oil has many beneficial applications, including being an aid to healing and as a toner to improve the complexion. It is also used in magic.

  • To treat mature or damaged skin
  1. Reduce stretch marks– To reduce scarring or stretch marks, mix: 2 drops each of frankincense, lavender, and neroli into lotion and apply daily.
  2. Face mask for mature skin– Make a nourishing face mask for mature skin with 30ml clay, 10 ml honey and 2 drops each frankincense, carrot seed oil and lavender oils.

A few drops of frankincense on a compress helps to heal damaged skin and ease scarring after burns or surgery.

Spiritual healing…..

Use frankincense joss sticks, incense or oil in an oil burner to create an atmosphere of contemplation and comfort during periods of meditation and prayer, and while you practice yoga.

  1. Dispel apathy with a pulse-point massage oil blend of 8 drops of grapefruit, 6 drops of frankincense, 5 drops of sandalwood and 3 drops of neroli in 50ml of sweet almond oil, rubbed into your temples.
  2. Banish frustration by inhaling 4-5 drops each of frankincense, neroli and bergamot from a handkerchief.

For insight and inner strength, use a mind-expanding blend of 5 drops each of frankincense, juniper and beragamot in an oil burner.


Chest infections…..

Frankincense has decongestant and expectorant properties that can help to ease stuffy heads and bronchial problems.

  1. Use a night time rub to fight chest infections. Add 3-4 drops each of frankincense and cedar wood to 15ml of sweet almond oil.
  2. Ease asthma symptoms with a massage blend of 3-4 drops each of lavender, clary sage and frankincense in 25ml sweet almond oil.

A woman’s Comfort Oil

Frankincense’s balancing properties make it a valuable oil for women.

  1. Relieve period pain – Ease painful periods with an abdominal massage blend of 6 drops frankincense, 3 drops rose, and 25ml sweet almond carrier oil.
  2. Postnatal depression – To ease depression, dilute 10 drops geranium, 8 drops frankincense and 4 each lavender and neroli in 50 ml carrier oil.
  3. Dispel grief – Soothe feelings of loss with 10 drops frankincense and 5 drops each geranium and grapefruit oil added to a warm bath.

A gentle head massage can also help to ease feelings of depression or grief.


Magical oil….

Frankincense has been regarded as a holy and purifying aroma since Ancient Babylon.

  • Ancient Egyptians burned frankincense in their temples at midday to symbolise the Sun God. Ra’s passage through the skies. Their name for frankincense translates as ‘becoming godly’.
  • Egyptians myths told of the Phoenix bringing frankincense to Egypt in its claws.
  • Frankincense was one of the three gifts brought by the wise men to the Baby Jesus in Christian lore.

In the ancient world, frankincense was only found in the lands of the Queen of Sheba, where it was traded at a greater value than gold.













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How do people see angels? Do you want to know an angel secret?


Many people see angels as human-type figures with wings, and others see twinkling lights or bands of rainbow-coloured lights.

Some people have been known to have seen angels the size of ‘fairies’, others believe them to be the size of ‘giants’. People see these magnificent beings with their hands through the roof of the house and their feet through the floor. Traditional reports of angels include beings in fire and grotesque figures with hundreds of eyes.

Angels don’t mind how we ‘imagine’ them. They are comfortable and happy with our images and understand them to be representations of themselves. Angels have no egos and have no wish to be worshipped as gods. As humans I think it is important for us to have some images in our mind – our own personal representation of the angels and how they look to us. If you think about it right now, what is an angel to you?

Angel secret

It is the angels’ greatest wish that they comfort you and bring you joy. If you feel the angels close to you, remember to say thank you and acknowledge that you are aware of them. If you’re happy with the way that they appear to you (by bringing you a feather or touching your cheek or shoulder), let the angels know you are happy with this approach and they will use this method on other occasions.

Likewise, if you feel fear at the way they approach you, let them know so they can adjust their behaviour accordingly.

Talk to your angels!

See your angel meditation

Read through the meditation a few times to familiarise yourself with it, then go ahead. Don’t worry if you don’t get it exactly.

  • Sit in a quiet room and close your eyes. Take three deep, cleansing breaths by breathing in through your nose and blowing the breath out through your mouth. Then breathe nice and normally. Feel yourself becoming more relaxed.
  • Imagine you are in a beautiful garden. This garden is a safe and happy place, full of deep peace and love. You are comfortable here.
  • Spend a few moments creating the perfect garden around you. What can you see? Are there flowers? Can you see trees in your vision? Water? Birds?
  • Find a place to sit in your garden and wait for the angel to approach you. Up ahead of you an angel is beginning to form. Look carefully at it. Is the angel emerging from light or a doorway of some sort? Do they appear in colour? Do they appear with nothing? Can you see their feet? Look around and see if there are colours or shapes around the angel. Are they carrying anything? Is any other symbolism attached to the figure that you see before you?
  • Then the angel sends love towards you. Feel this unconditional love. Spend a few moments enjoying this wonderful energy. When you are ready, the angel will begin to pull back again. Then in your own time, open your eyes and bring yourself gently back into the room. Recall where you are in the here and now and ‘be’ sitting back in your chair.
  • Make as many notes as you can remember. What did the angel look like? What did the angel feel like? Remember, the purpose of the exercise is to ‘see’ the angel.
  • Next take a pencil and make some sketches of what you can remember. Don’t worry about your drawing skills, just draw. If you have coloured pencils, use these to make any impressions you might have. When you are finished, date your work and save it.









 






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The crucial difference between ordinary exercise and movement meditation is mindfulness.

Meditation practice involves mentally scanning your body bit by bit as you move and becoming aware of each part in sequence.

Mantra 

  • The tensions in my body dissolve with mindful movement.
  • As I move, I feel the energy flow into all my body extremities.
  • Slow, mindful hand movements help me to pay attention to the moment.
  • Rhythmic movements such as dance steps boost mental harmony.

Movement meditation can be practised at any time of the day when you would normally exercise – or even when you are walking to work or going to the shops.

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There are many ways you can use incense to enhance your environment, and you can even make your own. Try using incense for meditation and relaxation.


Making your own incense

First consider the mood you would like to create, then choose the appropriate herbs and begin.

You will need

  • A pestle and mortar
  • A glass jar with lid
  • 7 parts resin – such as, frankincense, myrrh, copal or benzoin.
  • 3 parts dried herbs, flowers or bark. For example, dried lavender, rose petals or basil are ideal.
  • A few drops essential oil to enhance fragrance.

Method

  1. Place the resin ingredients in the mortar.
  2. Add the other ingredients.
  3. Mix the ingredients together and grind with the pestle to create a consistent texture.
  4. Finally, add a few drops or any aromatherapy essential oil of your choice.
  5. Store the incense for at least two weeks to allow the different scents to mingle.

Charcoal burners

To burn loose incense, you will need charcoal blocks and a fireproof dish.

  • Fill the container with some Earth to prevent it from overheating.
  • Light the charcoal by holding it with tweezers-to prevent you burning your fingers!-over an open flame.
  • Sprinkle loose incense over the hot charcoal and allow it to smoulder.

Sprinkle loose incense over charcoal to release the incense’s fragrance.

Choosing scents for incense and joss

Many dried plants can be used when making your own incense. 

  • Frankincense – lends its own name to ‘incense’ and is one of the most popular ingredients. It enhances positive emotions and creates a meditative atmosphere.
  • Jasmine – Oriental jasmine is a traditional perfume ingredient. It’s relaxing  scent can help loosen tension and inhibitions.
  • Lemongrass – This grass’s strong, sweetvsmell helps repel insects and is often used outside.
  • Myrrh – This resin with a warm, slightly bitter smell is used for its healing and sensually stimulating properties.
  • Patchouli – Patchouli can be used as both an antiseptic and a perfume. It is helpful for easing anxiety and stress.
  • Pine – The fresh, antiseptic smell of pine needles or copal (pine resin) banishes cigarette odours and can disinfect a sickroom.
  • Rose – Rose can be used to set the scene for seduction.

Choose your incense to create a romantic mood, cleanse a room or ease stress.

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Meditation involves many ritual gestures and ceremonies.

As long as they are performed mindfully, they will help to strengthen your intentions and contribute to enlightenment. This simple mantra, performed ritually, can help to combat grief or unhappiness.

  • I am calm and still
  • I will release the pain that holds me down
  • As one door closes, another will open
  • I am ready to move forward.

Setting the stage is important for ritual. Find a place that is special to you and create a focused environment, sprinkling water, burning incense or lighting a candle.

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How a Psychic and Medium Work ~ Ethical Boundaries


The difference in how a Psychic and Medium work:

  • A Medium tunes into the energy of spirits or overworldly beings in other energy dimensions to bring through messages from loved ones.
  • A Psychic tunes into energy of a living human being in this physical reality to give advice,guidance and insights into their past, present and future.
  • A Medium raises their vibration to meet in the middle between themselves and spirit. The Spirit will need to lower theirs to be perceived by and speak to the Medium.
  • A Psychic often gives advice and guidance. Their messages often contain their own guidance according to what they read in the clients energy.
  • A Medium only brings through pure and clear messages without giving their own interpretation.
  • A Psychics energy is not usually affected by tuning into an earthly vibration, as long as they work ethically and remember to open up and close down before and after a session.
  • A Medium’s energy can be affected by connecting to the Spirit world, and because of this should maintain good ethical boundaries, remember to open up and close down only when working and ask Spirit to take away anything that is uncomfortable for them to feel.
  • A Psychic can usually stay tuned in for longer than a Medium. This is because an earthly vibration does not affect the physical body as much as the higher vibration of spirit.
  • A Medium should be mindful of the energies they connect to, as spirits can sometimes ‘imprint’ on the Mediums energy to give validation of who they are. This can sometimes feel uncomfortable or emotional. Any spirit that does not take away the feeling or step back when asked to, should be disconnected from.