Welcome to the March Goddess Times, a place of sharing in these transformational times, honouring the earth and the sacred feminine during our journey towards unity. The old ways of separation do not work in the new world and as we move towards inner wholeness we are now coming together both within and without.
This month is the time when the springtime energies fully manifest so enjoy the beauty of renewal both within and without.
Messages Of Light
One of the most precious aspects of this time of the year is the singing of the birds as they make themselves known through their beautiful chorus. Of all the birds the Blackbird is our most treasured feathered friend as we hear the first stirrings of his calling. I heard the first proper song of the Blackbird in February and always this first occasion resonates so deeply in my heart and I find it to be a most sacred moment indeed. After that first occasion when I was able to, each evening around 6 PM I would go and listen to the heavenly voices of this wonderful bird.
The dawn chorus is so beautiful but not all of us are awake at that time and so in the evening we are called to evensong, called to listen to this cosmic choir brought to us as the most delightful gift. If you look upon this time as going to evensong, the word used to describe a gathering at church then you will see how sacred these moments are for when you lose yourself in the song of the Blackbird the world stands still as you become completely immersed in the harmony of creation.
So go and stand outside at dusk and fill your whole being, mind, body and soul with the sweet song of our feathered friends and you will be renewed by entering this sacred space of the song.
Our lovely Jenny Naylor who for a long time has blessed us with her wonderful healing voice at our retreat days spoke recently of the singing field. This expression comes from a poem by the wonderful mystical poet Rumi and it describes that state of consciousness which you can step into.
“Out beyond ideas of right and wrong doing, there is a field, a singing field, I’ll meet you there”.
Jenny who runs Naked Voice workshops from her business, Land Of Milk And Honey, in Oswestry also goes out and performs what she calls wild singing, singing to the trees and recently singing beneath the Chirk Aqueduct; what an amazing thing to do and how inspiring this is.
There is a level of awareness you can access when you enter into the world of sound no matter whether you use singing, chanting or any form of sacred sound, your consciousness is lifted immediately. Many ancient spiritual systems have their own ways of using sound but in India there is a tradition of devotional singing and when the word devotional is used it applies to an open heart which connects to the love of the divine. It is a way of singing which completely opens the heart and puts you in the same frequency of that great love.
Rumi spoke about the beloved and his poems would often appear as love poems but the love that that he was speaking about was the light of the divine which has created everything, that is the beloved and that love can be likened to but it is far greater than a physical love.
In devotional singing you can use a song or a chant repeated over and over again and the more it is repeated the higher the vibrations become. After such a session you enter into a different space to the one you occupied before you sang for you have been lifted up high and you have become “high” purely on the light.
Words have power and letters have meaning and their vibrations add to the power of the voice but you can still get high through singing any simple song even a nursery rhyme because you still enter the singing field.
I have told the story many times over about the lady who participated in a workshop where sound was used to lift a person out of ordinary consciousness and she repeated a nursery rhyme for hours on end until she reached the level of consciousness where disease could not exist and she was healed of numerous serious ailments. So you can see that we are working with something very magical when we enter the realm of sound.
Upon this spiritual path the most important aspect of it is the healing of the self, this comes before the healing of others for we come into this life with our karma, with the lessons which we must finally learn through understanding them. No matter how long you have been doing this journey there is always more inner work to do, the clearing of the heart, so that you go so deep there is not one thing left which you are holding onto and you become as clear as crystal.
Many of you will get to a point where you think you have achieved this but then you are disappointed when you find that similar situations and emotional patterns have to be relived again; this is because you have not completely emptied out.
There are some spiritual paths where you are told to rise above the emotions and attachments and many people do this without doing their inner housework and they end up appearing spiritual without any great understanding of what it really means to be spiritual which is to be completely present upon the Earth and to fully integrate everything within us.
So there is no shortcut to healing and enlightenment it is a long and hard and often difficult journey and sometimes we find it challenging to keep going. However even though you have to continue with your inner work always you can lift up at the same time above the dross, above the lower vibrations of the old emotions and you can experience getting high and feeling the bliss. You can do this through sound.
Find some devotional music or chant and listen to it and watch how it makes you feel then continuously repeat the words and I promise you by the end of that your body and your mind and your spirit will have entered into a deeper Communion with everything around you.
You can use any music but my preferred choice is always my great love which is Indian chanting so find what works for you and find what touches your heart and you will understand that even in the midst of everything which is going on in your life you can still find your bliss.
Go out at dusk, go to evensong and make a deep connection to the blackbird as he sings his heart out from the trees or the rooftops and put yourself in the flow of that sound and it will be as balm to your soul. Go wild singing as Jenny does. Repeat your chants at any time of the day, singing your devotional songs or even repeat a nursery rhyme and you will see that you too can sing your own song and in your life you will find that not only have you found your bliss but you will have found your voice as well x
Flower Of The Month
Flowers belong to another realm; they are the healers of the soul. Their cosmic blueprints are within the worlds of spirit. Each month I bring to you a flower which is symbolic of the energies of the time and this month I give you a Primrose, the very essence of springtime. This name of this flower means first rose and it brings the vibration of the rose, the flower of love and light but more than anything it is the colour of the Primrose which will bring you all that you need so connect to it is pale yellow Ray and fill yourself with this. This is a deeply spiritual colour and it will feed your soul and if you ever feel there are times where you are disconnected from yourself or your soul or from spirit then bring this colour in and it will feed you, it will feed your soul.
Take that colour in each day for several days and as you absorb it you will find a feeling of calmness will come around you and you will feel balanced and connected to the deepest part of yourself.
Put on your cloak of green, the shade of green which is the colour of new buds upon the trees and take yourself out upon a journey into nature so that you may experience the arrival of spring.
You walk down the lanes watching as the early spring flowers blossom upon the embankments. See the abundance of the primroses so that you are indeed walking along the primrose path.
Cross over a style and you will find another path which leads on to a wood and as you enter it you will find the ground carpeted with newly emerging woodland flowers and what a sight this is to behold. You touch each tree as you pass by examining the buds at the ends of the branches and see the catkins and the pussy willow and all the signs of the trees coming back to life. You touch the pussy willow and feel its softness and it soothes you deeply.
As you walk through the woods the spring sunshine casts its dappled light amongst the trees making everything look so magical. The further you go into the wood the more you become aware of the sound of birdsong and you follow it and it pulls you like a magnet. You then arrive at a clearing and the sound of the birds reaches a crescendo here and you go and stand in the centre of this mystical place.
You look around in amazement and you see that there are birds in all the trees surrounding you and they sing together in unison like a beautiful orchestra of sound. You know what you must do for you are to lie down upon the soft grass with the warm Sun radiating down upon you and you are to prepare yourself for a healing.
As you lie there you listen carefully to the birdsong and you actually can see sound waves coming from them and entering into your body and those sound waves move up and down from your feet up to your Crown bringing harmony within. You feel your physical body being harmonized; you feel your mind coming into balance and you feel your spirit lit up with so much love and light.
You receive this healing from the birds and when it is completed they gather around you in a circle and as you look upon them each bird transforms into the most beautiful being of light. These great beings of light speak to you and they tell you that they have come to nurture you and heal you and they bring you a blessing for your future.
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