Monday, 4 July 2016
*wanders in and sits down... thinking*
Challenges and difficulties are a part of life and words of encouragement can often help you and others get out of life's ruts. It’s easy to tell someone to hang in there and to keep a positive outlook when they are going through tough times but when it happens to you, keeping your chin up isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Even so, it’s not impossible my friends.
There are a lot of things we all can do to help us stand back up and move forward. Whether you’ve been dealt with a setback while working towards your goal, lost a loved one, or just feel down, inspirational words of encouragement can help.
There are a couple of things that spring to mind when I face these moments :-
1) Sometimes, it helps to take a step back and look at the grand scheme of things. Perhaps then you’ll realize just how silly it would be to spend another minute worrying and stressing about things you won’t even care about or remember a year from now.
2) Life can be tough and even unfair at times. I don’t really have an answer as to why certain things happen but I do know that these are usually the moments in life where the potential for spiritual growth is at its greatest. Diamonds are created under intense pressure. Muscles are built by overcoming tremendous resistance. You could either let these moments in life break you or use them to become a mentally stronger person.
So there you have my thoughts on this amazing sunny and warm English morning my lovelies, remember you are all never alone, there is always someone, somewhere thinking and smiling just because you are a part of their world.
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Hello my loves, wanted to share my thoughts on why your inner voice is so important to listen to....
You know, I used to care so deeply about what other people thought of me, so much so that I'd try so hard to be there for everyone. I would want so badly to be in everyone's corner fighting their demons because then hopefully I'd be seen as a 'nice, good, kindly person'.
But the one thing I have realised deeply, over time, is that whilst I was rushing around, trying to be a million different things for a million different people that all I was really doing was not loving myself enough to know that I didn't need to prove anything to anyone.
So I'll share what I found out when I started listening to that little soft voice way down deep inside of myself today...
Did you know I talk, (giggles) too many, many things worldly and otherworldly.. I do things that many people deem as weird or unusual. It's a given that some people aren't going to like me just because of that.
And you know what, my loves? I LOVE being ME so much now that I finally don't care if someone doesn't like what I do. Does it hurt if someone is mean or unkind?
Sure, it can do, because I am only human, and I have feelings just like everyone else. But if someone wants to waste their precious energies on being mean it says far more about their own state of mind and character than anything else, doesn't it, my loves?
So on the flip side, even the people who DO support me are so very much appreciated and loved by me, but they are not the source of my self-worth.
It is great to be loved and accepted but if we rely on someone else's opinion to define ourselves then it's going to be pretty rough ride on the merry go round of life, isn't it?
The bottom line is I cannot do a single thing about what people think about me.
But I can do is take responsibility for my own choices and actions and how I want to be in this world.
Then trust that by being authentically, lovingly and unapologetically me, other people who resonate with me with me will always be by my side.
So... what would YOU do if you didn't care so much about what other people thought?
How would you express your heart? What decisions would you make?
So take some time out today or tomorrow and try and listen to your inner voice...
Peace Love and Light Always,
Monday, 27 June 2016
Did you know that you are the only one that can train your thoughts.
You are the only one that gets caught in a thought, you are the only one that can change what you’re thinking.
Most people, most of the time float through life letting thoughts come to them, lazily letting negative thoughts rule their lives.
It’s not until we see that our thoughts truly create our realities, and that we have 100% control over what we think, that we can begin to take responsibility and see the incredible, blissful freedom of this Truth.
Peace, Love and Light Always,
Friday, 24 June 2016
I have noticed a lot of posts here today stating, that they are uncertain and in a state of grieving along with many others in the U.K.
People are still reeling from shock and surprise at the Referendums outcome….. I wasn’t I could feel the waves of energy that started way back, and I was never unsure that the people of this Great Country would turn out to vote. 72% in actual figures, that is the highest turnout I can recall in my merger few decades of knowledge.
Mmmmm, So that gave me food for thought…and as always I would like to share my non-judgemental and peaceful thoughts with you all.
Many say people voted through fear and followed like sheep, ‘Better safe than sorry’; but really each and every voter out there voted for what THEY thought based on the information THEY were able to gather together to make the best informed decision for THEM.
So, as a democracy we should respect all the voters on both sides and start to work together with renewed interest towards all our futures.
We need to show more willingness to allow the existence of opinions that one may not necessarily agree with. We must all show more interest, enthusiasm and concern for our government and their future plans.
As I say this is only my personal view, I think we all could do with stepping back today, take a deep breath and let it out slowly. Let the dust settle in Westminster and watch the stormy clouds dissipate as we focus our energy of what’s to come.
Change has arrived but it is on a slow a steady steed, let’s see what the coming months hold and put your fears, for today at least to rest…….
Peace Love and Light Always,
Monday, 20 June 2016
Happy Solstice and Full Moon to you!
Apparently the Solstice and the Full Moon so closely together for many years and won't again for a long time.
I wish to share the following words and thoughts, that were shared with me on this first new morning of the summer Solstice. From a beautiful Angel on Earth.
I am not an astrologer so I'm going to pretend I know exactly what it all means but I do know this powerful point (the longest or shortest day depending on where you are in the world) very often shakes us up in a big way!
The following quote made me stop and pause for quite a while, I even meditated on this..... And the following questions emerged from my sub conscious.
Who are you before someone told you who you were?
What walls did you build to keep you safe that you are now ready to knock down?
What are you protecting yourself from?
Of course, there is no one answer to all of this. You like all of us, are forever evolving but don't ever be afraid to ask yourself questions now - to question what you want and who you are - and to peel the layers of 'stuff' that has suffocated you.
It isn't comfortable but it is way more uncomfortable to stay stuck.
And remember, it's not a case of whether you are amazing, powerful and deeply loveable.
It's that you have simply forgotten that you are.
Peace, light and love always,
Thursday, 16 June 2016
*looks to the skies and feels the warmth of the sun dissipating the final few clouds blurring my view*
Hello my lovelies.... How are you all doing this day?
Well my thoughts on this day have been a pondering; We all have people in our lives who are really hard to be around. They challenge us, rub us the wrong way, put us on the defensive and can if you let them make you feel downright crappy.
But you know what my loves, this old Arc does not like feeling crappy. I don't like thinking negative thoughts about anyone or thing in my life(especially when it's against my will.. like I just can't help it). I detest feeling annoyed or frustrated, so I always look for the lesson to be learned and finding a reason for it to change.
In other words my friends, I DO look for how I can change and where I can grow from it. Even if it's excruciating for my inner Arc.
We all have people in our lives who, if we let them, just make our flesh itch. They make us want to scream with annoyance at their actions and words, sometimes.
BUT.... They were put in my path to help me refine that part of me, to help my spirit grow and see where I am listening to my ego rather than listening to my spirit....
What I choose to do is see that person as this separate entity, who doesn’t like me, who makes a point to tell me with words, glances and insinuations each time we’re around each other- that’s ego. I’m seeing them as separate.
When I see that person as part of the Spirit that is in all, who is also battling their own ego, who perhaps doesn’t like Themselves, who probably speaks to their own self with negativity and loathing-
I feel sadness and compassion. I see us all as One, battling the same battles, feeling frustrated and scared.
The thing is, it’s not about them. It’s about YOU.
Even if they feel the same way about you (which is really none of your business) all you’re working with and have control over is your feelings about them.
You can’t control them or their actions, you can’t change anything but yourself and your own reaction.
So finally my loves, After you’ve changed the way you feel about them and planned (and actually visualised) future encounters going well, get out of Their business and get back in your own.
If you find yourself thinking, “They should do this or that” or “If only they would change…” you’re in their business, and you’re ignoring your own.
Your business (aka your life, goals, emotions, thoughts) needs you to run it to be prosperous and successful. The time you spend in someone else’s will only bring your own to ruin.
When you see your most difficult relationships as your best teachers, you are free.
Peace, love and laughter always my friends.......Arc Morpheus
Monday, 1 February 2016
*reaches for quil*
As I sit here today and listen to the wind rattling everything it touches, waiting for the lull in the storm so I can brave the outside for some provisions...
I got to pondering, what makes us Happy!
My little window of happiness today is my family and friends whom each in their own way make up the happiness in my soul, a hug from a friend at the school gate, a giggle with my daughter on the way to or from school, and seeing the energy and excitement in the children's eyes in the playground on a blustery Monday morning. That's what makes this Arc Happy....
But what about you guys?
We are all in a constant battle in our lives.
There is an emptiness, a vacuum created.
There is a constant search for happiness and contentment, a search for all those things that will make one happy.
We run collecting and buying everything that we associate with happiness, but what we all forget is that happiness isn't a destination that you can reach.
It is a state of mind that you can have all the time. Happiness isn't a place but it's what you experience.
So shed out all the past burdens and live for today.
So go out and find your Happiness my friends and if it's a struggle well seek me out here or in person and I will gladly share my happiness with you all....
Peace, Love and Light always..... Arc
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Wet, Windy and Woeful....
but always hopeful.
Today is supposed to be Black Friday, the most depressing day of the New Year, where we all feel that not everything in our worlds is quite on the right track.
It could be anything from work, home or friendships that are not going quite the way you would like them. You find you are struggling with not only the emotional and spiritual energies flailing but your physical energies fluctuating as well.
I too have on occasions found that my energies during the winter months do fluctuate, and I have been guilty of dwelling in them rather than directing them into a positive vibe.
So, firstly I acknowledge that I am feeling a bit less energised, but I know that the most I can do at this moment is stop and open my heart and mind to all the good that surrounds me, all the many blessings in my life that surround me every day. I have to stop putting my head in the sand, start raising it too the sun and take a deep breath and just breathe.
After a few moments of breathing, I feel the rush of energy start to build, I start to listen to my heart, beating strong, purposefully urging that energy to seek out the darkness and replace it with light in every pore of my body.
Today as I watch the full moon rise high above my home, I often use it’s essence to fill my space with additional light, because like the moon, there’s a side of you that most people never see. These are your hopes, your dreams, your fears, your wishes, and your desires - the things you scarcely share with others
In shamanism, this side of you is known as your shadow side.
We all have a shadow side, it’s part of what makes us balanced. Our shadow side is simply all that we choose to keep hidden and unexposed from the world - either good or bad.
As the moon travels, starting at new moon and progressing towards full moon, the part that we see becomes less and less hidden, and more and more exposed. If we choose to, we can use the moon’s energy as a sort of buddy system to help us do the same thing.
We can use the moon’s energy to help our hopes and desires, or our fears and worries, to become less and less hidden and to bring them forth from out of the shadows.
The energy of the new moon can be harnessed to bring all the things you wish would happen and desire to happen up from out of your hidden shadow side and into your reality. You can illuminate and bring forth your hopes and desires - all you have to do is disentangle them from the fears and worries hanging out on your own dark side of the moon.
Here’s how it works. Imagine when you were a child, you’re at an outdoor event with your family (in this example, the moon is your family). There are crowds of people, and you can either look to your family to give you a boost and lift you onto their shoulders, or you can choose to go it alone and try to make your way through the crowd to see the event on your own.
You can either look to someone bigger and with more energy than you to give you a boost, or you can go it alone.
The moon is an orbiting entity - it’s energetic field is immense, it moves entire oceans. The moon has more available energy than you and I, and you can tap into it in your quest to bring your hopes and desires out of your shadow side and illuminate them into your reality.
This is why the period of the new moon is best used to manifest your desires, create new plans, and start a new cycle.
Because when position yourself to start at the same place that the moon is starting with the beginning of the lunar cycle, you can essentially piggyback on the moon’s energy to make things happen.
The moon is already in a process of illuminating its own shadow side when it starts to move from complete darkness to light, it’s up to you to decide,
“Hey, I want to do that too.”
The keys to tapping into moon energy are two-fold:
1. deciding you want to get on board
Make the decision that you want to line up what you’re doing in your life with where the moon is. The new moon is for making big changes, and bringing things that were hidden about ourselves into our reality - good or bad. Generally, the idea is to use the new moon energy start a major project, to manifest into reality a goal or abundance opportunity, or to make a life transition. These are examples of the hopes and dreams that you may want to bring out of your hidden, shadow side and into your reality, or into illumination. Imagine you and the moon are side by side on a track - you start your thing at the same time the moon starts its thing and it can pull you on the same trajectory - towards illumination. You get your energy in the moon’s energy field and you tag along. One way you can do this is through an intention setting ceremony.
2. making sure that you’re in the right frame of mind when the new moon starts
Once you’ve made the decision to piggyback on the new moon’s energy, you need to pay extra careful attention to your mindset in the days approaching, and on the day of, the new moon. Whatever element of your shadow side is in the forefront, this will be the element illuminated with the moon’s energy. So, you want to make sure your focus is on dreambuilding, and not on your fears. If you’re in fear, worry, and panic state, that might be the part of you that dominates, or is illuminated, during the moon cycle.
Just by intention alone, you can position, at least in part, your energy within the energetic field of the moon. In a way, by setting on an intention, you’re tossing a little piece of your hopes and dreams into the moon’s energy field and saying,
“Hey, Moon, carry this with you into illumination.”
Your hopes and dreams = your energy.
So what do you have to lose, come throw up some hope energy into the moon, and it can carry that hope into reality.
Peace, love and Light......Always Arc
Monday, 4 January 2016
As I sit here, listening to the howling winds forcing their way up the Cornish Coastline, I find myself wondering what 2016 with 'Blow my Way'?
What will these stormy winds of the Atlantic bring to my door?
But before I delve into my thoughts and hopes for 2016, I find that at this time of year I also reflect upon what has past. I find my mind flittering over the pages of 2015, like a butterfly landing on memories and thoughts I had simply forgotten as the pace of our lives speeds towards the end of the year.
365 days, it seems such a small amount in the grand scheme of things, but so much has filled each and every page of my book of life it's hard to choose just a moment to share with you all. But, I'll try.
I find that on almost every page of my memories, I find a recurring word or feeling and that my loves is 'Gratitude'. It is something I hold very dear in the Arc's heart and in the hearts of my husband and daughter. We have so much in our lives to be thankful for, individually and as a family.
I usually, take a moment out before New Years to sit with my family and ask them what they are thankful and grateful for in their lives, and how they can use the past to help them focus on what they wish the New Year to unfold. This year, we were blessed to be sitting beside a roaring beach fire, wrapped in salty sea blankets and sipping hot chocolate, listening to the sounds of waves crashing and the voices of strangers around us laughing and talking of the Christmas they had all spent together.
So, as I sit here listening to the laughter of my family, the energy that surrounds me from all sides is so overpowering, I felt the sting of tears of gratitude fill my eyes, I blamed the smoke from the fire , of course, when asked why I was smiling but tears were streaking my face. But I sat there soaking up the love, laughter, happiness and sheer joy of just being together. I felt the true grace of gratitude and it filled me with inner peace.
I have so many blessings in my life, I sometimes feel overwhelmed with the love, talents and passions that I have been graced with in the past.
I know that whatever 2016 decides to bring my way, I will face it as I have always done, with a open heart, with gratitude and most importantly with love.
I wish you all a very Happy and Peaceful New Year.
Peace, Love and Light.....Always Arc.