Friday, 14 March 2014


I can't believe I haven't posted since October 2012 and i have decided to keep this up to date from now on. I hold my hands up and admit i had forgotten which email and password i had used for this blog and have only today decided to transfer it to another account where i have two other blogs on healthy living and Eco Cleaning so i can access them all easily. In the time i have been away from here the one thing i have found which has impacted my life greatly is this so thought my first returning post would be sharing it with you all.

Ho'oponopono means to make right. 

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Finding balance in your life

Its been a while since i updated this blog, in fact it was April this year. Time has flown by and we have been busy getting used to a new lifestyle after finding out that Garys' PSA level was on the increase a year after having his prostate removed and having great readings up until the fourth 3 monthly check which should have heralded checks going to 6 monthly but he is now still on 3 monthly checks and they are monitoring the levels, if they reach their "magic" number they will recommend radiotherapy.

More research on our part led us to try the alkaline and raw diet which ensures all the food you give your body is as nutrient rich as possible. It hasn't been easy but it has really opened our eyes to how far off the track the Human Race has gone from living in harmony with their bodies and Mother Nature and perhaps a bit too far for our own good.

In some ways i feel that my Spiritual Journey has slowed right down, probably because i have had to shift more focus on the lifestyle change and family life. In some ways though it is all that i have learnt along the way  on my Spiritual Journey that is helping us deal with life on a day to day basis and helping us embrace uncertainty in a more positive way than i believe we would have several years ago.

I know i personally need to find the right balance in my life which is something i seem to find for a short time and then lose it again. Sometimes it feels like i am on a treadmill and getting nowhere and i know i need to find that time to refocus my thoughts and find that inner peaceful place that i crave when life seems to be going at rocket speed and dragging me along with it. I guess being aware that things are out of balance is the first step and i do get the odd glimmer that i'm on track and getting there, in fact i think i'm getting there day by day, some days it feels like i have taken a step back again but that just pushes me on to keep trying and keep pushing forward and i know i will find that balance again. Finding time or perhaps i should say making time to update this is a positive and its important to me so i  know i'm getting there.

Once there again I will need to work hard on maintaining it going by my previous experience. What can i do to make sure i keep that balance?

I think i need to treat "my" time to meditate, read, refocus, listen to music all of which lift my Soul as important as i treat the family commitments because if i am balanced i have seen it in the family, they are more balanced too and i am in a better place to be the positive role model they need when their lives aren't quite in balance. See i know what i need to do but why do i find it so hard to do?

Answers on a postcard please :) or better still any advice, comments gratefully received below.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Books that have helped me.

In no particular order as i believe everyone has a different journey and have to find their own path these Books have helped me on my Spiritual journey.

Self Healing with Reiki by Penelope Quest
A Better Way To Live by Og Mandino
Empowering your Soul through Meditation by Rajinder Singh
The Clestine Prophecy by James Redfield
Calm before the Storm by Neale Donald Walsch
Abundance through Reiki by Paula Moran
Invisible Acts of Power by Caroline Myss
The Art of Happiness by HH Dalai Lama and Howard C Cutler
The Light in the Darkness by James Christie
The Tenth Insight by James Redfield
Cosmic Ordering Service by Barbel Mohr
The Gift by Mia Dolan
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
Ask and it is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks

There are more which i will get around to listing at some point.
Sometimes it has taken a few reads of a book if the timing hasn't been quite right BUT generally it seems i finish a book and as i'm wondering what i should read next i will get a recommendation or get drawn to a certain book and my journey has felt that the right book has appeared at the right time and that when teh stdent is ready the teacher will appear.
I do feel that i am on a mapped out journey and that everything is on course and as it should be - a strange sense of calm when i know this.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Our journey continues

After a rather unexpected first half of 2011 the second half was getting back into as normal a routine as possible between Garys' three monthly blood tests. It is our new "normal".

Over this time we have continued our reading and my next blog post will be a list of books and authors we have found very helpful and informative on our Spiritual Journey. My aim is to update my blog a lot more this year.

I am finding using my Reiki and learning how to meditate has brought a new sense of calmness to my life and one which seems to be spreading across the family too. Our friendship circle is widening with very like minded people and it makes a huge difference mixing with likeminded and upbeat, positive people. Unfortunately through this change process of the last few years a few people have withdrawn from our circle including a couple of family members but we accept that and send them our love and blessings and hope that they find their own happiness in their own way.

Recently i had a strong sense that i should get a set of Angel Cards. We came across a lovely set not long afterwards quite unexpectedly and i find drawing an Angel Card every day is helpful and helps me keep focused throughout the day. I now listen to my heart/inner voice/soul and 2012 seems to be a year when a lot of people across the World are slowly awakening and listening to their inner voice and want to work together to help create a more peaceful, healthier life more in harmony with each other, the creatures and plants which we share on this Planet we call Home.

Our Spiritual Journey will continue of that i am sure and i am looking forward to the Summer months when i can spend more time in the garden and in quiet comtemplation learning more about myself which in turns helps me in other areas of my life as well.

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Friday, 18 November 2011

I am a Soaring Spirit on a Spitirual Journey

I am a Soaring Spirit on a Spitirual Journey, striving to be a better person everyday
More and more people are awakening at this high energy time. It is life changing in a very positive way once your mind starts to awaken and you start "remembering and questioning" things that you would normally not question and just accept. 
We need to promote peace, gratitude and forgiveness, dissolving conflict, fear and judgment within the heart of every individual.

Here is a wonderful video for those awakening minds.

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened."
"Happiness never decreases by being shared."---The Buddha 
You are not a human on a spiritual journey
You are a spirit on a human journey.

The dream is so convincing that it's not until after you wake up that you realize just how asleep you were. –Michael Jeffreys
The biggest secret on the planet: YOU are CONSCIOUSNESS having a human experience.

Feeling is the language of the soul. If you want to know what's true for you about something, look to how you're feeling about it. Neale Donald Walsch

It is you who are choosing, in any moment, to be happy or chooseing to be sad, or choosing to be angry, or forgiving, or enlightened, or whatever. You are choosing. Neale Donal Walsch

Your body = your space suit. That's why being racist makes no sense, as you are believing the color of someone's space suit is somehow inferior to the color of yours!? -Michael Jeffreys

There is only one caste...
the caste of humanity.
There is only one religion...
the religion of love.
There is only one language...
the language of the heart.

Sathya Sai Baba
Sathya Sai Baba b.1926

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
Who looks outside...dreams. Who looks inside...awakens.

Carl Jung 1875-1961

This is my simple religion...
There is no need for temples.
There is no need for complicated philosophy.
Our own brain, our own heart is the temple.
The philosophy is loving kindness and compassion.

Dalai Lama b.1935

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Its been over 12 weeks since my last posting, this is mainly because we have been busy working our Wikaniko Eco-friendly work from home Business and Gary has been recovering from the major Surgery he had back in April, there have been lots of exciting changes over that time within the Business. From our Spiritual Journey point of view it feels like it has been very quiet over that time, that things were ticking away quietly but there was no real landmark events.

That all changed a few weeks ago, it started with me getting increasingly grumpy with everyone and realising that i had neglected "me" time over the last few months, our meditation/quiet shed had been changed into an office which on one hand is great as it gives me a seperation between work and family time but i am missing it as a meditation place. I realised it had been weeks since i had listened to the soul touching music of my two favourite groups Il Divo and Blake. We took a day out of the usual routine and went for a lunchtime meal at a place i used to work many years ago and where Gary and I used to go when we were first going out , of course it had changed but it still held memories and we realised we hadn't done anything like that since Ryan was born 20 years ago!!!!!
That was also the day Garys Gran died, it was painful as although she lived locally she had chosen to cut us out of her life 26 years ago mainly we believe because she had lost a son to a motorcycle accident when he was just 24 and didn't want want to get hurt again by getting close to anyone but as fate seems to do in the month or so before she died Gary happened to visit his mum at the same time she was there and a peace seemed to be found, she said she had been selfish and on the last visit to the hospital Gary made it clear it was 26 wasted years but that it was ok and that he loved her and she should remember that. She died about an hour later.

Since then it has been an emotional rollercoaster with situations seeming to conspire to make us face any unresolved situations and issues and hangups that we have that are holding us back. Three months of  development seems to have been thrown at us in one go - perhaps theres a lesson in there somewhere. We are gradually facing and resolving these things one at a time and with each one it feels like we have blown up another boulder that has been stopping us moving forward on our path. Its surprising how facing and challenging situations can open up the next part of the journey. We are after all here to learn and it amazes me how many people choose the easiest path of least resistance in their lives and then wonder why they don't progress or they continue getting the same old problems come up. We were like that for many years and now having experienced the other side of the coin we welcome challenges as we know we will be stronger and progress if we face them head on.
Facing them can be very emotional and uncomfortable and in some cases very painful but that is shortlived compared to ignoring them because they will come around again at some point and will seem bigger and in some cases become monsters which we have to face. Believe me, we have been there, done that and i know now what i prefer.

We are feeling drained because of the intensity of the emotions and it has been incredibly painful at times but we will gather our strength again over the coming days and deal with some issues which need to be addressed in the near future and i know that will make us even stronger and propel us and our Business to the next level and we welcome that.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

The Journey

We have been drawn since starting our Spiritual Journey to look at and change various things in our lives which we would never have probably even thought about before. We felt drawn to natural healing books, eating foods that heal and not harm (so much so i actually bought a Readers Digest Book even though i knew i would never be able to stop all the junk mail from them from previous experience), i was drawn to buying Gary crystals and learning about their properties, add that to just "knowing" i had to learn Reiki it definately feels like it is a Plan that is laid out.

After a particularly bad winter several years with snow and ice i developed an ongoing sinus/ear problem and am convinced  it was the air freshners i was using in the home which pumped chemicals out every 30 minutes, add that to doors and windows being closed because of the bad weather and not getting out in the fresh air for days at a time. I was taking antihistimines, sterimar, flixonase nasal spray, antibiotics drops and tablet antibiotics as prescribed by GP and still it lasted for weeks. I spent some time researching on the Internet and there are lots of other people across the World who all say it is linked to chemicals whether its spray deodorants, hairsprays etc etc and to have an air freshner that pumps them out every 30 minutes, well!!!!!
I now seem to have very sensitive sinuses and ears. We are now a chemical free Zone in the house as much as possible and try and eat healthily and i try and avoid any products which may aggrevate my sinuses, cutting out diary seems to have helped and drinking lots of fluid to keep the mucous thin, avoiding yeasts and fungi, all seems to help.

In February our lives changed, Gary, my husband was disgnosed with Prostate Cancer at the age of 47, possibly a genetic link but it has really enforced that all the changes we had made in the months before the diagnosis were for a reason. Its been a tough time but i personally have a very strong feeling that it is a part of our Journey which was meant to be, that may sound very strange to many but i just "know" it is, its an incredibly tough time on all of us but i also believe we are never given anything we can't deal with and that things happen for a reason and that there are positives in every situation. Through our journey up to this point we have been drawn to many people in different ways all of which have added their own unique input into this difficult situation we are facing and without them all i don't think we would have coped as well as we have. We have learnt so much in a short space of time about a lot of things, most importantly about ourselves, Gary in particular.

It has provided a link to several areas of our lives which we couldn't quite see the connection before. Its not just about having a good mindset to deal with problems which is very important, its about looking after your bodies with the right foods and not giving them a hard time with chemicals as well as causing the Planet a problem as well. Its looking after your mind, body, spirit and your Soul, they all need to be looked after and fed whether its good food, positive thoughts, mixing with like minded people etc etc. Its a whole approach not just one aspect but all of it, "holistic". The jigsaw pieces are starting to fit together.

It has been foretold in many different religions and faith that a change would happen at this time, some said it was the end of the World, well my take is changes have to be made, more and more people are "awakening" to these changes that have to be made, some partially, some like us making the connection that its not just one aspect we have to look at but the "WHOLE" thing. More and more people are starting to see this and being drawn together and as in Wikaniko where i am trying to spread the message about the importance of reducing the chemicals in our homes and Environment. Lets remember that we also have to look after our Minds and feed our Souls with good things such as Love and not wars and hate and also make sure we feed our immune systems with things that can help fight disease and keep us healthy.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead