Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring Equinox

Welcome!

I love this time of year, here in the UK Spring has sprung! The weather has taken a turn for the better and we are all enjoying the warm sunshine which hopefully will last until at least Mother's Day. It is so wonderful to be able to leave the back door to the garden open and get some fresh air into the house, and the cats really enjoy being able to come and go as they please and roll about on the warm paving slabs soaking up the vitamin D from the sunshine.

Driving to the coast at the weekend we noticed so many flowers in the hedgerows, it was really colourful. There are abundant displays of daffodils (which are my favourite flowers) and gorse which really warm up the landscape. The lambs were bouncing around the fields under the watchful eyes of their mothers, and everywhere you looked you could see new life emerging.

I was born in the Spring which is why it is my favourite season, it holds the promise of new beginnings, of ideas being created and new energies entering our lives. Talking of new energies and new beginnings, I have recently found out that I am expecting a baby - due mid November which is another reason to celebrate at this time of year :) so although the tiredness is trying to hit me, I still feel invigorated with the joys of Spring and the opportunities it brings into my life.


This week we have the Spring Equinox(21st March) and Mother's Day (Mothering Sunday). The Spring Equinox celebrates the official first day of Spring - a time for fertility and sowing seeds, but that doesn't mean you have to literally grow plants, it relates to starting new projects in your life or new relationships. Celebrate the equinox by 'Sowing the seeds' for a new business idea, or even to declutter your environment by 'Spring cleaning' your life, and the energies will flow more easily and abundantly therefore by removing the stagnant energy in your life you will open the doors to prosperity. This is also a great time of year to have fresh flowers in your house, the fragrance will uplift your spirits and keep you motivated to get started on your projects. My personal project this year (apart from keeping healthy for my baby) is to create a sensory garden, with fragrant and medicinal herbs and flowers and wind chimes hanging from my willow tree, a place of beauty and relaxation that changes with the seasons, somewhere to sit and reflect on life and to manifest my dreams.


Mothering Sunday here in the UK is always on the middle Sunday between Lent and Easter, hence why the date changes each year. This year in the UK it is on 22nd March, the day after the Spring Equinox and it is a time to celebrate all mothers wherever they are in the world. The day originated from the sixteenth century when people would return home to honour and celebrate all that their mothers did for them throughout their lives, children as young as ten years old would travel to the next town or village to work, and Mothering Sunday was the only day apart from Christmas Day when they would be allowed a day off to visit their families. This time was known as 'gone-a-mothering' which became known as 'Mothering Sunday'. The children would often bake a cake known as a simnel cake which was a fruit cake with a layer of marzipan on the top and decorated with eleven marzipan balls to represent the 12 apostles minus Judas, who betrayed Christ, and on their way home would pick bunches of flowers from the meadows they walked through as a gift for their mothers. Over time Christianity took over the day as a time to bring people back to their 'Mother Church' or cathedral, as usually they would visit their local or 'daughter's church' on Sundays. This was to bring people together to pray and give thanks for the seasons ahead.


Nowadays, Mothering Sunday is still celebrated by giving flowers and gifts to mothers everywhere to show how appreciated we are of the work our mothers do each day for us and to let them know how much they are loved. Mother's Day is also celebrated in the USA but is always on a set day in May - and we will talk more about that nearer the time.



The special offer I mentioned in my newsletter last week is still valid until the 22nd March for a special Mothering Sunday gift for only £14.50 including postage and packing. It consists of a decorated box containing pampering treats from bath salts and perfume to moisturising cream and a beautiful card that matches the box, unfortunately my camera decided to give up this week, hence why I have been unable to post a picture here, but if you are interested in buying a box for your mother then please email me and I will let you know more about the options available. Once the camera is working again the pictures will be up on my website and they make wonderful presents all year around and not just for Mother's Day.


Here is your angel reading for the week and your crystal of the week:


The angels want to help you with a situation in your life, but cannot until you ask them for help. They would like your permission first in order to intervene in your choices of free will, and once they have that permission they will make sure that everything works out for the best and for your highest good. Archangel Michael is here helping you to clear any old attachments to fear that stem from past relationships, that will free you from destructive patterns in your life right now, he asks that you let go of anything that is not for your highest purpose and to hand over any doubts or fears you have about this releasement. He is also letting you know that using the energy of crystals will also help you with your present situation. You are being guided to eat more healthily and to eat more organic fruit and vegetables, this will help give you a boost of high life-force energy which elevates your frequency and also helps you to open your third eye chakra, so that you feel safe seeing the energy of love as angels, auras and visions. You may be feeling very emotionally sensitive right now, but the angels are letting you know that this is a great gift so honour and respect it and everything will work out as it is meant to.


Your crystal of the week is Pyrite - also known as 'Fool's Gold', the following extract is from the
'Crystal Oracle deck' by Toni Carmine Salerno:


'Keywords: emotional balance, psychological strength, relationships and protection.


You may be feeling emotionally unbalanced at present because you have allowed yourself to, at least partially, believe another's critical judgements of you. This malicious criticism was directed at you by someone who falsely believes that they will gain something by belittling you. To regain your mental strength and emotional balance you must realise that this whole episode is simply emotional blackmail. You are dearly loved and held in high esteem by many, so see this episode for what it really is and do not allow yourself to be so affected by what one person says - others know the truth. Pyrite can help strengthen you both psychologically and emotionally.


As an extra special offer for the Spring Equinox and Mothering Sunday, I am offering every subscriber of the newsletter a £5 discount against any therapy from the website. Please quote
'Spring is in the air - offer' and email me first to benefit from the offer as it is not available direct from the website. Offer is valid until 31st March. When I receive your email, I will send you a PayPal invoice prior to booking the time slot for your chosen therapy. Theta Healing can be done over the phone, as can angel readings - however I am unable to record the readings at present, so if you would prefer the details to be recorded it is recommended you book an email angel reading instead. You are of course welcome to record the conversation on your end of the line instead if you prefer.


With that I wish you a very happy Mothering Sunday and Spring Equinox and I hope the sun shines for you wherever you are in the world!


Angel Blessings,

Kate xxx

Monday, March 09, 2009

Full Moon, Releasing the Old and Comic Relief!

Hello and welcome to this week's newsletter :)

This Tuesday/Wednesday will be the next full moon - a time for releasing anything in your life that may be worrying you or holding you back, in order to bring in the new energy to help you to move forwards in your life.

I say Tuesday/Wednesday because it will depend on which time zone you are in, some examples of the actual times of the full moon are 7.38pm PDT/10.38pm EDT/3.38am GMT. This is when the energy of the full moon will be at its strongest so this is the ideal time to make crystal elixirs and to perform releasement ceremonies. Now don't be worried by the idea of a releasement ceremony, you don't have to chant naked in your garden (though you can if you want!), the point is to gather together everything you want to release in your life before the full moon occurs. To do this you can write down on a piece of paper anything that is bothering you or anything that you feel is lacking in your life. For example, you may find that you are worried about not having enough money in your life, or are worried about paying a bill that has landed on your doormat, or you would like to be able to exercise more but don't have the physical energy or the motivation to get started. These are great things to write about, but instead of writing in a negative manner, write things like 'I can easily and effortlessly pay this bill' or 'I am full of energy and exercise is fun!'.

Think about everything you want to banish and release from your life and find the positive opposite to it, then put this paper when you have noted everything you wish to change at this moment into a box - a God Box, like I mentioned in the newsletter last week. You don't have to call it a God Box, it can be called anything that resonates with you personally. Some people call it their manifestation box or their Law of Attraction box :) It can be a box of any size, bought or handmade - the important factor here is that it is personal to you and what you want to use it for. If you are making your own (shoe boxes work really well) then decorate it with positive images so that it will be a joy to look at and to use.

When your box is ready, keep it somewhere close to hand throughout the month and top it up with further requests whenever you feel you want to, regardless of what time of the month moon wise it is. The reason I say that this works best on a full moon is because this is the best time to utilise the energy of the moon to help you to release more easily. Just before the full moon, take the contents of the box and ask the angels (or God/Spirit Guides etc.) to bless the contents and take away any burdens surrounding the issues you wish to release at that time. Then it is up to you what to do

with these contents, you can either bury them in the garden, or in a pot of soil, or burn them, or even put them away in an envelope and forget about them - or what I tend to do (so I am not tempted to read them later in the month)is shred them into little pieces and put them in the recycling bag for the next collection - this way it is released from your life then transformed into something new and useful for someone else :)

Don't just use your box for removing negativity from your life, also use it to create wishes. If there is something you would really like to manifest in your life then write about this too and then put it in the box with everything else, and then release it in the same way. By releasing all thoughts about either the positive or negative situations, you are leaving a space in your life open for the universe to get in and create that for you - the sooner you release and forget about it, the faster they will manifest in your life.

For extra help with this releasing process the best archangels to call upon are:

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Archangel Michael - for cutting the energetic cords that are preventing the issues from being released.
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Archangel Sandalphon - answers your prayers and helps you to receive your wishes.
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Archangel Jeremiel - for releasing patterns in your life and reviewing your life choices.
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Archangel Jophiel - helps you to declutter your environment and your body of negative energies and emotions.


Choose which archangel(s) you would like to work with and then centre yourself by taking three deep breaths from your stomach (imagine your tummy filling with air as you breathe in) and then ask either out loud or silently for the archangel to visit you now. Imagine them in front of you and then ask them whatever question you have, or tell them what it is you would like help with. Then hand over the contents of your box to them and know that all is taken care of, in the perfect way for you.

The energies of the full moon can sometimes make you re-evaluate your life in other ways, it is a great time to declutter your environment, get rid of everything that doesn't make you happy or bring you joy. Do you really need three pairs of gloves in the winter? Pick your most favourite then donate the rest to charity or give them away to friends/family etc. The kinds of items that accumulate the most negative energy in a home are old bills and bank statements - if they have been dealt with and are older than six years (most tax returns require you to keep your statements for at least six years) then shred them and recycle them, burn them if you want - but get rid of them somehow. Then over the next few weeks notice the shift in the energy of your home, it will most likely feel more peaceful and calm and may even bring more prosperity towards you and your home :)

The full moon is also a time to take care of your body. That means to take a break and relax. Use this time to pamper yourself, turn off the TV and the phone and curl up with a good book, a big cup of your favourite hot drink, or your favourite tipple (and a big bar of chocolate usually helps too! :D), just take some time out to replenish your energy levels and take care of yourself. You may find that you have been working yourself into the ground without realising, and if you're not careful you may end up having to take time out if you end up with a cold - your body's way of telling you to slow down. The energies of the full moon are at their strongest the day before, during and the day after the full moon, so if you can - plan ahead in advance and take the time off work, your workmates will thank you for it if you do, for you will be much more relaxed and happy on your return as a result of doing this for your wellbeing. For more information on how the different moon energies can affect you in your life click on the Moon Circles link at the bottom of this page - you can also buy for a few pounds/dollars a lunar report that will help you to pinpoint each month how the moon's energy affects you day to day and how you can learn from this.


This Friday 13th (which is actually a lucky day for many people!) is Comic Relief Day in the UK and as a result - if you book and pay in advance for any angel readings or Theta Healing sessions (or any other therapy from the website) from now until 15th March, I will donate 10% of the proceeds to Comic Relief. It is a very worthwhile cause, helping millions of children - so if you would like to help yourself to move forwards in your life and also support a worthy charity then please email me or book through the website. To find out more about Comic Relief, please click on the link at the bottom of the page.


Here is your angel reading for the week:

The angels are asking you to stand up for what you believe in right now and be courageous, don't worry about what others say, if it feels right for you then go ahead with your plans. You may be feeling extra-sensitive to emotions and energies right now so take care of yourself and only be with people who make you feel special and in environments that are gentle where you feel supported. The angels are saying that they are helping you with any conflicts in your life right now and they are opening the hearts of everyone involved so that the arguments can be resolved from a place of love, this will soon lift the energy around you to make it more calm and peaceful for everyone.

Archangel Michael is asking you to be very clear about what you desire and focus upon it with unwavering faith. The angels are helping you to manifest your prayers and bring you gifts from God/Creator, so please allow yourself to receive these gifts with grace and ease. Archangel Sandalphon says that your prayers have been heard and answered so have faith that everything will work out in divine timing for you. Archangel Uriel is also asking you to keep a look out for any ideas that are coming to you right now as these too are answered prayers. If you feel you need to clear your body from negativity then call upon Archangel Metatron as he is here for you right now to open and clear your chakras, to return you to perfect health. Be gentle on yourself around this full moon time and call upon the angels to help you with anything that is causing you concern or upset and they will be with you in an instant.


The angels of abundance are with you right now ensuring that a steady flow of abundance is about to manifest in your life soon, they also say that you reap what you sow and that your dreams are coming into fruition and that if you believe in something enough then you will be able to create it, as these are your beliefs no one can harm you or take them away from you unless you let them - the angels and goddesses are protecting you psychically right now to help bring these dreams into your reality. So trust in yourself, think positively from a place of love and create all you desire right now!


Your crystal of the week is Larimar which is useful for taking the heat out of situations like anger and infections in the body or emotions. The following extract has been taken from 'The Crystal Ally Cards' by Naisha Ahsian:


'Larimar, also known as blue pectolite or dolphin stone, ranges in colour between a vibrant turquoise blue and a pale green. Larimar is found in the Dominican Republic, and it reflects the colours and energies of the Caribbean sea. This Ally often exhibits chatoyancy, giving the impression of waves moving within the stone.

Larimar is volcanic in origin, yet it exudes a nurturing cool vibration that lends itself wonderfully to tempering excess fire in one's energy. This Ally helps one to feel cradled in the arms of protection and love, while it encourages the cleansing and movement of energy throughout the body and aura.

Larimar embodies the perseverance of the Water element. While fire may burn hot, it burns fast, and water can always put it out. Where there is infection or any other 'hot' condition, Larimar's healing and soothing energies can be called upon to calm and cool the energies.

Larimar carries the vibration of nurturing. This energy creates the sensation that one is being comforted and cared for by the Great Earth Mother. Its water energy provides the comfort of the ocean of the womb. When one is feeling the need for deep cleansing and protection, a water healing can greatly aid in recovering one's sense of connection to the Great Mother. Water healing can mean relaxing in a hot tub to soothe frazzled nerves, taking a swim in the ocean, or even crying, one of the most cleansing and clearing things we can do to release 'hot' energy.

As adults we do not always get the nurturing and support that we need. The energy of Larimar is a wonderful Ally to call upon when the need for retreat to the womb is upon you.


Larimar's message:

When Larimar appears as your Ally, it is calling you to reconnect to the energies of the nurturing, female aspect of yourself and the Universe. Now is not the time for strong movement, but for retreat into the gentle flow of nature. Perhaps you have been pushing yourself too hard or too long. Maybe you just need a break from the heat of everyday life. Larimar is calling you to cool and soothe your energy. Drink some water, take a bath, or have a good cry. Then curl up and dream of the blue ocean and azure sky. Listen to the frequency of Larimar in your heart, as it sings you to sleep with the voice of the Great Mother Earth.

Chakra: Throat

Affirmation: I am supported and nurtured by the Energy of the Universe.'


Don't forget to book a therapy this week and help to support Comic Relief! Next week I will be bringing news of my 'Boxes Full Of Love' which contain samples of my Angelic Aroma products which will make perfect presents for Mother's Day! As a special thank you for subscribing to my newsletter you can buy them at the special price of £14.50 including p+p! The boxes include samples of moisturiser, bath oil, herbal bath salts and an Angelic Aroma blend to use as a perfume - plus a card, all in one box! The box is decorated to match the card too, so you won't need to look anywhere else to pamper your Mother this year :-) There will also be a discount voucher in the box valid against purchases of the full size products, and even a pair of earrings made from Precious Metal Clay which when fired becomes 99% pure silver and in my own designs not found anywhere else :-) So make sure you check your newsletter next week for photos of the finished product as I will be busily making them this week!

That concludes the newsletter for this week, thank you for reading and I hope I have helped you in some small way this week. If you have any questions or queries regarding anything in this newsletter then please feel free to email me and I will help in any way I can.

Sending you many angel blessings, speak soon!

Love Kate x

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Monday, March 02, 2009

Manifesting your dreams into reality

Hello and welcome to this week's newsletter from Angel Chakra :)
Moon Phase: First Quarter, perfect for manifestation of your heart's desires - 4th March 2009
 
Last week we were making our own vision boards, or creating our perfect world by thinking about what we really want to manifest into our lives, I hope you all had fun creating that :)
 
This week we are going to concentrate on ways to bring those manifestations into reality, even if it is just step by step. My own goal at the moment is to lose the baby fat I acquired during pregnancy, I am sure every mother goes through this after the birth of her baby, but I have only felt recently that now is the time to shift those extra pounds.
 
So, what I want you to do is to take one thing from your vision board or from the world you created and concentrate on making that come true for you. It can be as big or as small as you like, and please don't give yourself a time limit on it - the more you want something to happen, the more you are telling the universe that it is not there yet, and this will slow down the manifestation process. So instead, take that one thing and imagine it being in your life, how does it make you feel? Using my own example, I know that when I weigh less, I feel more energetic and creative and more able to love those around me as I am happier about myself. Now, to make this more real for me and to really imagine myself being thinner and weighing less, I decided last week when I was away to go into clothes shops that I normally don't shop in because of my size. I decided that instead of visiting my usual clothes shops I would imagine myself being able to shop in any clothes shop I wanted because my size would not be an issue and I could fit into any outfit I wanted. As a result I found the most beautiful dress I had ever seen and I could really see myself wearing it. I imagined what the material would feel like against my skin and the compliments I would receive as I was wearing it (for anyone curious about what the dress looks like - follow the link at the end of the newsletter :D) I concentrated on how wearing this dress would make me feel; special, happier and beautiful :-) those are the feelings I want you to imagine as you focus on your manifestation this week. If you get stuck, ask the angels for help, Archangel Michael can help you with this and his message for you is 'Be clear about what you desire, and focus upon it with unwavering faith' (taken from the Archangel Oracle cards by Doreen Virtue).
 
Another way you can manifest things into your life (if you have trouble visualising the item etc.) is to write it down on a piece of paper and then release it to the angels. This can be done in a ritual, by lighting a white candle (or any colour candle you are drawn to) and saying to the angels something like 'Angels, please hear my prayers, I would like to draw/create xxxx into my life with love, ease and grace. It is done, it is done, it is done. And so it is!' (replace the xxxx with your desire) you can make the request as short or as detailed as you would like, and sometimes making it as detailed as possible actually helps the angels to manifest it more easily as then they know exactly what it is you want to create. Then trust that the angels are taking care of it for you and wait patiently for it to manifest. Don't concentrate on it not being there yet because as I said before, this will actually slow the process down. What I like to do is to put my desire into a box (visualise the box) and then hand the box to the angels to take care of, and then in return they give me a beautifully decorated box as a token of their love and to let me know that they have heard my prayer and are working on it :-) Then keep this beautiful box in your heart and know that your manifestation will be created in perfect timing. What you do with the piece of paper you wrote on is entirely up to you, some people burn it to release it, or bury it in the earth, or even create their own special box (also known as a God Box) to hold their desires in. We will talk about God Boxes next week in preparation for the full moon and how they can help you to release anything in your life that may be holding you back etc.
 
If you have any questions about manifesting your desires or even if you have many desires and you're not sure which to focus on first - why don't you book an angel reading with me and we can ask the angels which is the best way forwards for you at this time in your life? You can book an emailed angel reading through the webstore on the website and as a special gift to you for subscribing to my newsletter I will send you a copy of the book 'Angels 101' by Doreen Virtue free of charge! (worth £8.99)
 
Here is your angel reading for the week ahead using the 'Angel Therapy Oracle deck' and 'Saints and Angels Oracle deck' from Doreen Virtue;
 
'Past Life Issue - This situation has a basis in one of your previous lifetimes. Ask your angels to help you remember, release, learn, and heal from your past experiences. Experiences and emotions from one of your previous lifetimes are influencing the situation you are enquiring about. You have well-earned wisdom from that past life; allow it to guide you in your present situation by trusting your gut feelings and hunches. Those intuitive impulses result from the knowledge you've gained in an earlier life - trust it! People from your past life are making themselves known to you in this lifetime. They include a soul mate and family members, all with whom you share karmic ties. In the past, these relationships may have been painful, but now is your opportunity to balance that karma and break the reincarnation cycle if you choose.'
 
Action steps: Archangel Raziel (which means 'secrets of God') is the angel who helps you understand, assimilate, and heal your past life memories. Go to a quiet place and say (aloud or silently):
'Archangel Raziel, I call upon you know. Please help me understand (describe your current question or situation) by guiding and healing me through my past experiences and relationships. I ask that you help me balance all karma with everyone involved in this situation, in all directions of time. Raziel, please help me uncover, heal, and release any old buried pain ... now and forever. Thank you.' Your body may shudder as you say this, indicating that you're successfully releasing old, pent-up pain. If you have memory snippets of past lifetimes, please write them down for future exploration with a past life regression therapist or by listening to a guided meditation CD. Alternatively you may also book a Theta Healing session to release these old emotions and to replace them with new and positive thoughts that will help you to manifest new and perfect relationships into your life. Theta Healing can also clear any karmic beliefs that have been carried into your present life through the past lives you have lived. Use the link below to book a session or for more information.
 
'Solar Plexus Chakra - It is safe for you to be powerful and take charge of your life in positive ways. The angels wish to help you with issues concerning power and control. They first want to reassure you that you are powerful. You, who were made in the image and likeness of your Creator, hold those same qualities, including power. It doesn't matter if you feel it or if you're afraid of your inner might - the fact is: you are powerful. Second, it's safe for you to use your power in loving ways. The angels won't allow you to abuse it, and the people who truly love you will respect and applaud your spirited words and actions. Remember that power doesn't equate to aggression; it simply means being completely authentic with yourself and others. The angels want to remind you that no one else is controlling you, or can control you, without your permission. You always have options and choices, and the angels can help you make those decisions if you ask. They will also assist you in feeling more in control of your life and your spiritual gifts.
 
Action steps: Recline on your back in a quiet location and focus on your solar plexus, which is the energy centre behind your belly button. Say either silently or aloud:
'Archangel Michael, I call upon you now. Please cut any cords of fear from my solar plexus to anyone whom I've given my power away to.' Then inhale and exhale deeply as Michael disentangles you from those whom you feared were controlling you. Then say: 'Archangel Michael, please give me the courage to take complete responsibility for every aspect of my life.'
 
'You're a Leader - St Joan of Arc: You're called upon to use your leadership skills to help an important cause. You probably know or suspect the nature of this endeavour already. You have natural qualities that will inspire others to help. Even if you don't think of yourself in this way, trust that this card comes to you as a clear message of your selection for this position. Through prayer, God, Joan of Arc, and other saints and angels will give you clear guidance as to how to be the best leader. Your Divinely guided actions and words will motivate others into positive work. A leader best serves by being a living example and role model, so live in such a way that others admire your integrity and strength of character.' St Joan of Arc is an inspiration to anyone who feels called to help, yet worries about whether one individual can make a difference. At age 15 the French farm girl had a vision in which she saw lights and heard voices (which she later identified as Saints Michael, Catherine and Margaret amongst others) telling her to save France from the English invasion. Joan followed her Divine guidance, successfully led the French army to victory, and installed Charles VII as king of France. After her success, she was sold to the English, where she was tried, convicted and burned alive for heresy. Twenty-three years after her death, the charges against Joan of Arc were dropped. She's a patron saint of those who are persecuted for their spiritual beliefs and for women in the service corps.
 
Your crystal of the week is Aquamarine - this can range in colour from pale green to blue. It is one of my most favourite crystals because it reminds me of the sea; strong and cleansing. There is a beach in the South of Cornwall called Sennen Cove where the sea is always the colour of aquamarine no matter what time of year it is and when the tide is out it is a great place to pick up pieces of natural sea glass which are often the same colour. Sennen Cove is also a place where I imagine mermaids to dwell :-) dancing in and out of the aquamarine waves, collecting the pieces of sea glass and shells on the shore for their personal treasure boxes.
 
The message of Aquamarine this week comes from the Crystal Ally cards by Naisha Ahsian:
'Aquamarine - Release.
Aquamarine is a lovely blue crystal in the beryl family. This stone resonates at a frequency that opens and clears the throat chakra, facilitating communication and enhancing one's ability to perceive the energy behind the words of others. It is a Water element stone, and so it reflects Water's energy by promoting clarity, movement, and especially release. The act of release is a vitally important act in the process of growth. The act of release allows room to be made in your life and heart for those things that you wish to create. There is a well known saying which illustrates the truth of the release process: "If you love something, set it free. If it is yours, it will come back to you. If it does not, then it never was." While it is important for you to develop ideas about what you would like to create, it is not necessary for you to obsess about them in order for them to manifest. Sometimes, focusing too much upon the form that a manifestation will take can actually inhibit the Universe's ability to aid you in your creation. Aquamarine reminds us to 'give away' our attachment to our own creations, releasing their hold over our present reality. When we release the essence of what we wish to create, the Universe will provide the perfect form for its manifestation. Another old proverb that reflects the power that is in the process of release is the one that states you can't squeeze a fist full of water. The harder you squeeze, the faster it will run out of your hand. It is only when you release your grip, and allow the water to flow that you can experience its true beauty and energy. The same is true of life. If we attempt to control everything too tightly, we lose our ability to experience the essence of our experiences. It is only through the act of release that we are able to find our true path and receive the gifts that the Universe has for us.
Additional message for Aquamarine: Aquamarine has appeared today as a reminder that it is only by releasing the old that we can make way for the new. Perhaps you are holding on too tightly to an idea or situation that needs to be released in order to take on the form that is most beneficial for you at this time. The Universe will always create that which is for your highest good - if you allow it too. Aquamarine is asking you to take inventory of your life and possessions, and to release that which no longer fits who you are. Create a give-away ceremony in which you release those aspects from your life; giving away the energy of control, and allowing yourself to have faith that the Universe will use that energy to create what is in your highest good. Clean out your closets, both inner and outer, and create space for the new to take form. Allow the light of Spirit to enter and fill your body and mind.
Affirmation: I release that which no longer serves, and accept Universal abundance.'
 
Have a wonderful week manifesting your desires and please let me know how you get on and if you need any help or advice just email me :-)
 
Love and angel blessings,
 
Kate xxx

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Creating the life of your dreams and finding blessings in your life

Hello and welcome to my newsletter this week :)
 
On the 24th February it will be the New Moon, a time for starting projects and thinking about what you want to bring into your life to make you happy. The New Moon helps you to recognise the blessings in your life and be grateful for all the little things that bring you happiness.
 
Even though it may seem at times that things don't work out the way you hoped they would, somewhere deep amongst the sadness you may feel about a situation, there is a hidden blessing, something that you would have missed if you didn't stand back for a moment and look at it from all angles. It is these little hidden blessings that can sometimes be so difficult to notice, that can give us the greatest joy. Take this moment to think about something that happened in your life, that you felt at the time was difficult to deal with, but that now looking back, you realise that by seeing the bigger picture you can also see the blessings that situation brought you and that you are a stronger person for those blessings.
 
My friend told me of a technique to help you to bring more blessings into your life and to create the life you really want, I'm sure he won't mind me sharing it with you. It's about creating your own world, a world where you are exactly who you want to be and you can do whatever you want to do. You make up the rules, you decide what path to choose, and then you experience everything that you want in your life in the world you have created. To do this, take some time out for yourself - I usually visit my world whilst in the bath, as that is the only time I can really get to myself with a young baby in tow :) But you can do it at any time that is best for you, during meditation or even for an hour before you get up in the morning (you start the day feeling much happier that way). Close your eyes and imagine yourself in your world, picture something that will make you happy and think about all the details, the little things like how it makes you feel, any sounds or smells associated with it. Really experience it using all of your senses. Stay in that moment as long as you want to then little by little, bring parts of that experience into your normal everyday life, and before you know it new blessings will appear for you and you actually start living the life you want and achieve what you experienced in your world. You can go back to your world at any time when you need to escape, when you need to find a new meaning in your life, when you need to feel happy. Sometimes the things you are experiencing in your world may not manifest in your real world, maybe the timing will never be right, but that doesn't mean you can't benefit from the excitement that that experience brings you, and maybe one day it will become a reality - when the timing is right, even if it only lasts for a single day. One single day can give you a lifetime of memories.
 
So, on this New Moon, create your special world and start to experience everything you want to achieve and become in your life, and don't hold back. It's all to do with the Law Of Attraction, first you have to experience it and feel it, then the universe feels it in your life and sends it to you. You are only limited by your dreams and your imagination.
 
Another way to do this is to create a vision board. If you can remember making a scrapbook when you were young, then this works in the same way. Go through old magazines and cut out things that interest you, like your dream home or the perfect furniture. Think about those things you wanted to create in your life and draw them on your vision board. Your vision board can be as big as you want it to be, some people like to put them up on the wall or tape them to their fridge, whatever feels right for you. That is your homework for this week :-) Next week we will talk about manifesting what is on your vision board or in your world into reality.
 
Here is your angel reading for this week, taken from the Archangels Oracle Cards and Angel Therapy Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue:
 
'All Is Well -  Archangel Jeremiel: Everything is happening exactly as it is supposed to, with hidden blessings you will soon understand. Sometimes, what appears to be a problem is actually an answered prayer in disguise. When we ask for help, Heaven may dismantle the old to make room for the new. During this time of change, practice relaxation methods such as yoga, deep breathing, exercise and meditation. Ask me to make your transition smooth and harmonious for everyone involved. And know that this change is for the better!'
 
'Singing and Dancing -  Express yourself and awaken your psychic senses through the magical power of music and movement. The angels send you this card because they see the need for creative expression and balance of work and play. Singing and dancing are powerful ways to open your creative channels and feel the freedom of fully expressing yourself. You'll realise hidden talents and boost your self-confidence with these activities. Because musical expression is your soul's means of connecting with the physical realm, you'll also gain a greater sense of the Divinity within yourself. Many women discover their inner goddess through artistic forms of dancing such as belly or hula dance.'
 
Action steps: In a room where you won't be interrupted, turn down the lights and turn on your favourite music. Sway to the music, allowing yourself to move in any way that you'd like. Let your body lead the dance, without planning or thinking about your movements. Sing along with the song while you enjoy dancing in free-form expression.
 
Your crystal of the week is Turquoise and the message comes from the Crystal Oracle cards by Toni Carmine Salerno:
 
'Turquoise keywords: speaking one's truth, clear communication, purification.
Don't be afraid to speak your truth. A situation that is causing you concern can easily be resolved by simply expressing how you truly feel. You will not hurt or upset anyone by speaking your truth. In fact, speaking your truth has the opposite effect to what you think. By communicating your feelings and preferences clearly and honestly all concerned will be relieved. At present, others are rather confused because they sense that all is not the way you are purporting it to be. This magical Turquoise crystal will help you ease any fear you have regarding clear and true communication with either yourself or others.'
 
Have fun creating this week and take some time out to sing and dance too :)
 
I am away visiting family this week so won't be able to answer any emails until I return on 28th February so have a wonderful week and I will speak to you soon!
 
Love and angel blessings,

Kate x

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Monday, February 09, 2009

Does the Full Moon make you crazy?

Hello and welcome to my newsletter this week :)
 
On the 24th February it will be the New Moon, a time for starting projects and thinking about what you want to bring into your life to make you happy. The New Moon helps you to recognise the blessings in your life and be grateful for all the little things that bring you happiness.
 
Even though it may seem at times that things don't work out the way you hoped they would, somewhere deep amongst the sadness you may feel about a situation, there is a hidden blessing, something that you would have missed if you didn't stand back for a moment and look at it from all angles. It is these little hidden blessings that can sometimes be so difficult to notice, that can give us the greatest joy. Take this moment to think about something that happened in your life, that you felt at the time was difficult to deal with, but that now looking back, you realise that by seeing the bigger picture you can also see the blessings that situation brought you and that you are a stronger person for those blessings.
 
My friend told me of a technique to help you to bring more blessings into your life and to create the life you really want, I'm sure he won't mind me sharing it with you. It's about creating your own world, a world where you are exactly who you want to be and you can do whatever you want to do. You make up the rules, you decide what path to choose, and then you experience everything that you want in your life in the world you have created. To do this, take some time out for yourself - I usually visit my world whilst in the bath, as that is the only time I can really get to myself with a young baby in tow :) But you can do it at any time that is best for you, during meditation or even for an hour before you get up in the morning (you start the day feeling much happier that way). Close your eyes and imagine yourself in your world, picture something that will make you happy and think about all the details, the little things like how it makes you feel, any sounds or smells associated with it. Really experience it using all of your senses. Stay in that moment as long as you want to then little by little, bring parts of that experience into your normal everyday life, and before you know it new blessings will appear for you and you actually start living the life you want and achieve what you experienced in your world. You can go back to your world at any time when you need to escape, when you need to find a new meaning in your life, when you need to feel happy. Sometimes the things you are experiencing in your world may not manifest in your real world, maybe the timing will never be right, but that doesn't mean you can't benefit from the excitement that that experience brings you, and maybe one day it will become a reality - when the timing is right, even if it only lasts for a single day. One single day can give you a lifetime of memories.
 
So, on this New Moon, create your special world and start to experience everything you want to achieve and become in your life, and don't hold back. It's all to do with the Law Of Attraction, first you have to experience it and feel it, then the universe feels it in your life and sends it to you. You are only limited by your dreams and your imagination.
 
Another way to do this is to create a vision board. If you can remember making a scrapbook when you were young, then this works in the same way. Go through old magazines and cut out things that interest you, like your dream home or the perfect furniture. Think about those things you wanted to create in your life and draw them on your vision board. Your vision board can be as big as you want it to be, some people like to put them up on the wall or tape them to their fridge, whatever feels right for you. That is your homework for this week :-) Next week we will talk about manifesting what is on your vision board or in your world into reality.
 
Here is your angel reading for this week, taken from the Archangels Oracle Cards and Angel Therapy Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue:
 
'All Is Well -  Archangel Jeremiel: Everything is happening exactly as it is supposed to, with hidden blessings you will soon understand. Sometimes, what appears to be a problem is actually an answered prayer in disguise. When we ask for help, Heaven may dismantle the old to make room for the new. During this time of change, practice relaxation methods such as yoga, deep breathing, exercise and meditation. Ask me to make your transition smooth and harmonious for everyone involved. And know that this change is for the better!'
 
'Singing and Dancing -  Express yourself and awaken your psychic senses through the magical power of music and movement. The angels send you this card because they see the need for creative expression and balance of work and play. Singing and dancing are powerful ways to open your creative channels and feel the freedom of fully expressing yourself. You'll realise hidden talents and boost your self-confidence with these activities. Because musical expression is your soul's means of connecting with the physical realm, you'll also gain a greater sense of the Divinity within yourself. Many women discover their inner goddess through artistic forms of dancing such as belly or hula dance.'
 
Action steps: In a room where you won't be interrupted, turn down the lights and turn on your favourite music. Sway to the music, allowing yourself to move in any way that you'd like. Let your body lead the dance, without planning or thinking about your movements. Sing along with the song while you enjoy dancing in free-form expression.
 
Your crystal of the week is Turquoise and the message comes from the Crystal Oracle cards by Toni Carmine Salerno:
 
'Turquoise keywords: speaking one's truth, clear communication, purification.
Don't be afraid to speak your truth. A situation that is causing you concern can easily be resolved by simply expressing how you truly feel. You will not hurt or upset anyone by speaking your truth. In fact, speaking your truth has the opposite effect to what you think. By communicating your feelings and preferences clearly and honestly all concerned will be relieved. At present, others are rather confused because they sense that all is not the way you are purporting it to be. This magical Turquoise crystal will help you ease any fear you have regarding clear and true communication with either yourself or others.'
 
Have fun creating this week and take some time out to sing and dance too :)
 
I am away visiting family this week so won't be able to answer any emails until I return on 28th February so have a wonderful week and I will speak to you soon!
 
Love and angel blessings,

Kate x

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Monday, February 02, 2009

Celebrating Imbolc and the Chinese New Year of the Ox for 2009

Imbolc (2nd February 2009) - also known as Candlemas, marks the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring. It is when the days are getting longer and the promise of new growth is in the air.

For me, Imbolc is the time of year where I have just about recovered from Christmas, usually gone through a cold or two and have decided to release all that is not for my highest good - or not healthy in my life. This can include old relationships, friendships, patterns that are holding me back etc. This for a lot of people also signifies the start of a 'spring clean' of their environment and personal life, and with Imbolc being on a waxing moon this year, it is easier to have the motivation to get this started and to invite new energy into your life as a result.

There are many websites available for more information about Imbolc and Candlemas so I won't go into too much detail here (see links at bottom of page), but if you are feeling a bit restless at the moment then maybe you are feeling the pull of this fresh energy to spring clean your life too.

You don't have to make big plans or vow to release everything at once, start with your environment; your living space; your working space. Declutter your spare room - which somehow we always manage to leave until last ;) - once that is clear then you will find more momentum in decluttering the rest of the house (because now you have somewhere to store your new junk!). Don't go on a diet, think about eating more healthily - if you deprive yourself of your favourite foods then you will crave them more and then you will be making life difficult for yourself as you yo-yo diet. Instead, try and eat more fruit and veg, preferably organic, but not essential and if you can't afford fresh, buy frozen - it's still good for you. Take regular walks outside and get some fresh air - it is amazing what a few minutes of fresh air can do for clearing your mind of stress.

Start a new project, something that you have always planned to do but life got in the way - yes, I know, life will still get in the way - so make time to do it, just five minutes here and there when you can. It will help to lift your spirits because this is something that is for you, that you feel passionate about and I'm sure you have heard the saying 'a change is as good as a rest', this doesn't just apply to new places, it can apply to everything in your life. Taking time out for yourself is really good for your body and soul, even if it's a case of letting your partner watch the children while you take a long soak in the tub - everybody needs a bit of time to themselves every once in a while (or at the very least once a day!).

Alongside Imbolc we are also celebrating the Chinese New Year which is the year of the Ox for 2009. This sign symbolizes prosperity through fortitude and hard work, which means that to receive results you need to focus and complete the project in hand and not be distracted from it. So to utilise the energies best this year, work on decluttering your life, make an effort to get a project off the ground and stick with it until completion - then reap the rewards!

Here is your angel message for this week, take what speaks to you and leave the rest :-)

Card and action (in italic) taken from the Angel Therapy deck by Doreen Virtue Ph.D.

'Past Life Issue - This situation has a basis in one of your previous lifetimes. Ask your angels to help you remember, release, learn and heal from your past experiences.'
The angels are verifying the advice given above about releasing everything from your life that is not healthy for you right now. You may be feeling that history is repeating itself, that something you thought you had dealt with and done and dusted has now returned again and is still bothering you. Trust your gut instincts about what you feel is happening right now and this will also give you the answer on how to release this once and for all. Call upon Archangel Raziel for help with releasing this from your life, he is especially good at releasing old karma from a past life that is not relevant to your present life and therefore is preventing you from moving forwards. Trust that you can do this and it will happen for you with ease and grace.

Archangel Raziel's affirmation:

'Archangel Raziel, I call upon you now. Please help me understand (describe your current question or situation) by guiding and healing me through my past experiences and relationships. I ask that you help me balance all karma with everyone involved in this situation, in all directions of time. Raziel, please help me uncover, heal, and release any buried pain ... now and forever. Thank you.'
You may feel a release by your body physically shuddering or just a feeling of peace, but know that this is your body's way of releasing this for your highest good.
To purchase a copy of the Angel Therapy deck used here for yourself or for someone you care about please go to the Angel Chakra products and services link at the bottom of the page.

Crystal message for the week (from the Crystal Oracle deck by Toni Carmine Salerno)

Rutilated Quartz (also known as Angel or Venus Hair)
Keywords: vibrational healing, higher mind, reconciliation.
'You are subconsciously receiving loving vibrations and loving thoughts from someone connected to your past. An episode or conflict that hurt you emotionally is now being healed and reconciled by the power of forgiveness and unconditional love. Over the coming days you may find yourself emotionally and mentally reciprocating this love as you reflect on a person or past event. Through this mutual exchange of love, past wounds are now being energetically healed, and all negative attachments resolved and released.'

How to work with this crystal

Rutilated Quartz is a fairly common crystal to find in spiritual and new age shops. It is transparent and golden in colour and has lines of Rutile embedded in it which give the impression of hair. When you purchase a piece, firstly you need to cleanse it in order for it to be tuned in (attuned) to your own personal energy, there are several ways of doing this but the simplest way is to wash it in running water and imagine that it is being cleansed from old energies it received on it's journey to you (not all crystals can tolerate water as they may dissolve so check with the shop first). When you feel that this step is complete, then dry it using paper towel or leave it to dry naturally. Then holding the crystal in your non-dominant hand (i.e. the hand you don't write with) ask the angels to bless this crystal to heal you on all levels and for your highest good. You may feel a tingly feeling in the hand holding the crystal or it may feel warm, or just have a feeling that it is done, you will know that this is now in line with your own energy to enable healing for yourself.

You can then carry this crystal in your pocket throughout the day, or place in front of you on your desk as you work. Whenever you feel you need a pick-me-up then hold your crystal in your hand (either one) and imagine the healing energy being absorbed into your body.

Next week we will be talking about how the Eclipse and the Full Moon can affect your energy levels and how you can benefit from this in your life!

Until then, have a wonderful week and speak soon :-)
Angel blessings,
Kate x

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

FREE Teleconference call

It IS Divine!


Whatever it is you are experiencing right now is Divine.

We all have those experiences that seem to turn our lives upside down. They come. They go. We go on.

In each of these experiences there is a gift.

Sometimes it’s better learning who we are. We desire something better. It ignites our passion and our purpose.

No matter what, we receive a gift.

Isn’t that funny? Many of us would benefit from more practice in receiving. Is it possible that these experiences come so we can learn to receive?

I believe this is true. It has been that way for me.

Take a deep breath right now.

Notice how you automatically receive the breath without thought or judgment.

Notice how you automatically exhale (give) the breath without thought or judgment.

Picture your heart.

Notice how it automatically receives the blood without thought or judgment.

Notice how it automatically gives your body life-giving blood without thought or judgment.

What would your life be like if you gave and received without over-thinking or judgment?

We do give without over-thinking more effortlessly, though we often give with judgment. For example, when we give without receiving, we judge the fact that we are always giving.

We are left gasping when we do not receive. Receiving is blocked by over-thinking and judgment.

Picture your lungs stopping immediately after the exhale. “Oh! I can’t do that. Someone else may need this air more than I do. I’ll do without.”

That would not make sense, would it?

This same thought (judgment) stops us in our tracks before our hand extends to receive.

I want to ask you this question again, but with a twist.

What will your life be like when you give and receive from a place of love and flow?

Imagine looking back on your experiences from that place of love and flow. You see the gifts. You see how they were important in your growth. You see how beautiful you’ve become as a result of these experiences.

You’re an amazing person, and It IS Divine!

Are you ready to receive the gifts of your experiences?

*~*~*


STOP!

Stop the Roller Coaster NOW!

Your life is NOT meant to be a never-ending circle of overwhelming highs and crushing lows.

Imagine flowing through life, having fun, and squealing in excitement as things unfold effortlessly before you.

You are living your purpose. You follow your passion. You help others. It feels sooooooo good!

You have had glimpses of it. You know you are here to make a difference.

You know there’s a reason for what you’ve experienced, and your purpose is important. It may even scare you, yet it feels right.

It IS Divine.

Join me on November 14, 2006 for It IS Divine.

Who is this class for?

* Have you had life altering experiences that may have crushed others, but you pulled through?

* Do you feel that you’ve gone through this for a reason?

* Do you feel it’s time to step into your purpose no matter how scary it may seem?

If you answered yes to any of the above, please accept this gift. (This is your chance to begin practicing receiving!)

It IS Divine is a 1 hour teleclass on November 14, 2006 at 9:00 PM Eastern / 6:00 PM Pacific.

What will you get from this class? You will:

* See the courage it took for you to move through your experiences.

* Notice how Beautiful and Divine you are!

* Peel back the pain and find the beauty that lies beneath (picture peeling the bitter orange peel to find the sweet fruit).

* Understand that what you experienced was something of value and not a burden.

* Feel the Freedom that comes from owning your experiences and your Divinity.

* Renew your courage to step into your Divine Purpose.

Visit to register for the teleclass today! www.welcomechanges.com/itisdivine.htm

Dream BIG!

Velma Gallant
Abundance Coach
www.welcomechanges.com

PS If you’ve had life transformational experiences and you’re ready to receive the gifts, this teleclass is for you.

PPS Please feel free to share this article and the gift of this teleclass with anyone you feel would benefit. Gift them with the opportunity to practice receiving too.

PPPS Can’t make the call? Register anyway. We’ll give you access to the recording.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Watch your thoughts today!

Due to a major energy shift in the universe today - 17th October 2006, this is the best day to manifest your hearts desires and you really need to watch your thoughts! Read the following article for more information - and I wish you all a fantastic day :o)

A cosmic trigger event is occurring on the 17TH OF OCTOBER 2006.


This is the beginning, one of many trigger events to come between now and 2013. An ultraviolet (UV) pulse beam radiating from higher dimensions in universe-2 will cross paths with the Earth on this day. Earth will remain approximately within this UV beam for 17 hours of your time.

This beam resonates with the heart chakra, it is radiant fluorescent in nature, blue/magenta in colour. Although it resonates in this frequency band, it is above the colour frequency spectrum of your universe-1 which you, Earth articulate in. However due to the nature of your soul and soul groups operating from Universe-2 frequency bands it will have an effect.

The effect is every thought and emotion will be amplified intensely one million-fold. Yes, we will repeat, all will be amplified one millions time and more. Every thought, every emotion, every intent, every will, no matter if it is good, bad, ill, positive, negative, will be amplified one million times in strength.
What does this mean? Since all matter manifest is due to your thoughts, i.e. what you focus on, this beam will accelerate these thoughts and solidify them at an
accelerated rate making them manifest a million times faster than they normally would.

For those that do not comprehend. YOUR THOUGHTS, WHAT YOU FOCUS ON CREATE YOUR REALITY. THIS UV BEAM THUS CAN BE A DANGEROUS TOOL. FOR IF YOU ARE FOCUSED ON THOUGHTS WHICH ARE NEGATIVE TO YOUR LIKING THEY WILL MANIFEST INTO YOUR REALITY ALMOST INSTANTLY./ /Then again this UV beam can be a gift if you choose it to be.

Mission-1017 requires approximately one million people to focus on positive, benign, good willed thoughts for themselves and the Earth and Humanity on this day. Your thoughts can be of any nature of your choosing, but remember whatever you focus on will be made manifest in a relatively faster than anticipated time frame. To some the occurrences may almost be bordering on the miracle.

All we ask is positive thoughts of love, prosperity, healing, wealth, kindness, gratitude be focused on.

This UV beam comes into full affect for 17 hrs on the 17th of October 2006.

No matter what time zone you are in the hours are approximately 10:17 am on the 17th of October to 1:17 am on the 18th October. The peak time will be 17:10 (5:10 pm) on the 17th October.

You do not need to be in a meditative state through out this time, though would be beneficial. The main key time no matter what time zone you are in will be the peak time of 17:10 (5:10 pm). Perhaps at this time if you can find a peaceful spot or location to focus. The optimum is out in the vicinity of grounded nature, likened to that of a large tree or next to the ocean waves. Focus on whatever it is you
desire. What is required for the benefit of all Earth and Humanity is positive
thoughts of loving nature.

We call this UV beam trigger event, "818" gateway.

Please forward this message to as many people as you know who will use this cosmic trigger event to focus positive, good willed thoughts. We require approximately 1-million people across globe to actively participate in this event. Please use whatever communication mediums you have at your disposal. Reach out to as many people as possible. We require 1-million plus people at the least to trigger a shift for humanity from separation and fragmentation to one of unification and oneness. This is your opportunity to take back what is rightfully yours i.e. Peace and Prosperity for all Earth and Mankind.

This is a gift, a life line from your universe so to speak, an answer to your prayers. What you do with it and whether or not you choose to participate is your choice.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Autumn Equinox or Mabon

My friend Allyson Tanner explains to us the meaning of the Autumn Equinox or Mabon.

"Mabon marks the Second Harvest, the end of the grain harvest (which begun at Lughnasadh), and rests on the Autumn Equinox. The Equinox mirrors dwindling of life (and eventual progression to rebirth), as well as the struggle for balance; day and night are equal for a single day. The pagans of antiquity didn't have the ability to determine astrological positions as we do today. The European peasantry, therefore, celebrated this Sabbat on September 25th; actually, the Celts marked their days from sundown to sundown, so the Mabon celebration actually started on the sundown of our September 24th. Today, with the help of our technology, we can calculate the exact day of the Equinox; the date when the sun enters the sign of Libra, the Balanced Scales, which appropriately fits the Equinox. September 25th is a medieval holiday which the Church Christianized under the label of "Michaelmas," a feast in honor of the Archangel Michael. It is thought that the Roman Catholic Church at some point considered assigning the quarter dates to the four Archangels, since they had assigned the cross quarters to the four gospel-writers. Making the Vernel Equinox a holiday called "Gabrielmas" was taken into consideration in honor of the angel Gabriel's announcement to Mary on Lady Day. This Sabbat can also be known as: the Second Harvest Festival, Feast of Avalon, Cornucopia, Wine Harvest, the Fall Equinox, Harvest Home, the Autumnal (or Autumn) Equinox, Festival of Dionysus, Alban Elfed (Caledonii, Druidic), Winter Finding (Teutonic), or Equinozio di Autunno (Strega). The full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox is called the Harvest Moon, and farmers would harvest their corps by this moonlight as part of the Second Harvest celebration.

Mabon is very much like Thanksgiving. Most of the crops have been reaped and abundance is more noticeable than ever! Mabon is the time when we reap the fruits of our labor and lessons, both crops and experiences. It is a time of joy, to celebrate that which is passing (for why should we mourn the beauty of the year or dwindling sunlight?), looking joyously at the experience the year has shared with us. And it is a time to gaze into the bright future. We are reminded once again of the cyclic universe; endings are merely new beginnings.

Since it is the time of dying sun, effort is also made to celebrate the dead with joyous remembrance. It is considered taboo to pass a burial site and not honor the dead. Natural energies are aligned towards protection, wealth, prosperity, security, and boosting self-confidence. Any spells or rituals centered around balance and harmony are appropriate.

# Foodstuffs: Grapes, Acorns, Wheat Bread, Goat, Indian Corn, Horn of Plenty, Cornbread, Corn, Root Crops (ie Onions, Carrots, Potatoes, etc.), Nuts, Dried Fruits, Apples, Beans, and Squash.

# Drinks: Wine, Ale, and Cider.

# Colors (for those who work with Candle Magick): Red, Deep Gold, Orange, Brown, Maroon, Violet, Russet, Yellow, and Indigo.

# Animals: Dogs, Wolves, Stag, Birds of Prey (especially the Blackbird, Owl, and Eagle), Salmon, and Goat.

# Mythical Creatures: Gnomes, Sphinx, Minotaurs, Cyclops, Andamans, and Gulons.

# Stones: Yellow Topaz, Carnelian, Sapphire, Yellow Agate, Lapis Lazuli, and Amethyst. Also, river or stream stones which have been submerged for the Summer may be used.

# Plants: Vines, Garlands (made of these various plants), Gourds, Pine Cones, Acorns, Wheat, Dried Leaves, Corn, Pomegranate, Ivy, Hazel, Hops, Cedar, and Tobacco.

# Herbs: Myrhh, Thistles, Tobacco, Oak Leaves, Hazel, Mums, Hops, Acorns, Marigold, Roses, Sage, Milkweed, Solomon's Seal, Asters, Ferns, Honeysuckle, Benzoin, Passionflower, Pine, and Cedar.

# Incense would include: Aloes Wood, Cinnamon, Cloves, Benzoin, Jasmine, Frankincense, Myrrh, and Sage.

# Dieties: All wine Deities (especially Dionysus and Bacchus), the Mother aspect of the Triple Goddess, Persephone, Thor, Modron, Morgan, Snake Woman, Epona, Pamona, Muses, Mabon, Thoth, Hermes, Hotei, Harvest Deities, and Aging Deities.

Happy Mabon!"


This is one of the best times in the year to manifest your heart's desires, and when they really will be manifested for you. This period will last up until the 30th September, so put your thinking caps on and see what you want most in your life right now! It is doubly special for manifestation because it also falls on a New Moon, which is the time to begin new projects such as diets, business plans, new hobbies etc.

One way to celebrate Mabon is by conducting a manifestation ceremony - the following suggestions are what I am planning to do, but you are welcome to do this any way you wish/or you feel more comfortable with.


Choose a quiet time when you will not be disturbed, light candles of your choice (or choose some of the candles mentioned in the above text). Have a journal to hand, or some loose paper and sitting comfortably, take three deep breaths to centre yourself. Then call upon your Guardian Angels, or God/Creator or other spirit guides/Goddesses and ask them to surround you in love and light during this excercise. Burn some incense (as described above) or make an offering of some fruit/seeds, by laying them in front of your candles.

Then sitting quietly, think about what you would most like to manifest into your life at this time, whether it be a new job/career, money to pay off your debts, a new house, a wonderful relationship or to start a family. Whatever you wish for must make your heart sing, and be for your benefit. You can ask to manifest for other people, but only for their highest and best good - and what you wish for them may not be what they would wish for themselves, so be aware of this.

When you have thought of what you would like to manifest - write it down in your journal or on your paper, in as much detail as possible. Really be specific in the details of this, and include everything (e.g. if you are manifesting a house, state whether it's to be rented or bought, max price, area, number of rooms, size of gardens etc, type of kitchen appliances included etc) this is the time to really make a wish list of what you would like in your life to help you. Also, give a time frame for when you wish this to be manifested to you, be specific to the month/year, but don't worry about the actual day or time - leave that to divine timing, then date and sign the page/paper you have written your manifestations onto. Fold the paper up and put it in a special place (or the journal in a special place).

When you have finished - there is no time frame - close your eyes, connect to your Angels/Guides and let them know that this is what you wish to manifest. Visualise giving it to the Angels/Guides, so that they can take care of it for you. The most important thing here is to let go of it completely - once you have passed it over to them, believe that they will take care of it for you and believe that it will come to you. Next, see the Angels/Guides give you something in return, this could be a beautiful box that is full of love and light, or another gift such as a crystal etc. Thank them for the gift and for taking care of your manifestations for you.

Take three deep breaths again, to bring you back to your body and then blow out the candles. Bury the incense (once it is cool) and the fruit/seeds you gave as an offering in earth or soil in a flowerpot, thereby giving thanks to the earth.

It is always a good idea to take a cleansing salt bath after a ritual, to revitalise your energies for the following season. If you prefer to have a shower, use a salt scrub instead, check out my website for some to purchase: www.freewebs.com/angelchakra

Above all else, do not limit your wishes and have fun!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

TV appearance Update!

Well, the lovely man from ITV rang me yesterday to talk about the interview for Meridian News. They are going to film me at my next Mind, Body & Spirit Show on 26th March 2006, at Woking Leisure Centre, Woking, Surrey from 11am and they are going to film me giving a crystal healing session, and also Keith (who is interviewing me) wants to know all about Angels and has also asked me to give him an angel reading! He is very clued up on M.E. and how it affects people and is particularly interested in the fact that three of us in my family all have M.E. and he wants to talk to me about how having the illness has affected my life spiritually as well as physically.

It is going to be aired on 3rd April (my birthday!!) from 6.30pm onwards on Meridian News - ITV1. I'm not sure how far Meridian broadcasts to, but I am going to ask for a copy of the show anyway as I'm going home to Cornwall on the 5th April to see my family, and I know they will want to see it too!

So, if you would like to see what I look like being filmed and interviewed (and giving an Angel workshop!) then come down to Woking Leisure Centre on 26th March 2006 between 10am and 4pm and prepare to be pampered by all the lovely stalls we have available!! If you are a mother then arrive at the beginning as we are giving away FREE Goody Bags to the first 50 Mothers through the door!

I look forward to seeing you there!

Angel blessings,

Friday, March 10, 2006

Angel Kate coming soon to a screen near you!

I have been chosen by the Prince's Trust to be interviewed by Meridian TV for the Prince's Trust 30th Birthday. They are going to interview me about my business and how the Prince's Trust helped me to build it and how they have supported me ever since. They are going to film me while I'm working to get an idea of the kind of work I do. I'm really excited about it! It's going to be aired from 3rd April onwards on the 6.30pm local Meridian News. I will keep you posted about the date and how it all goes! They may even be able to film me at my next Mind Body & Spirit Show on 26th March 2006, which I will post about later.

Watch this space!!

Love and angel blessings x

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I'm writing a book!

Hello,

I have been meaning to write a book for years, and recently have been getting lots of nudges from my angels to start it, so I have! It's going to be about my spiritual journey from having a debilitating illness and how I have realised that the experience of being ill has had a positive influence on my life rather than ruining my life. I feel that it is going to be another healing journey for me while I write it, as it is making me be aware of the feelings I had when I was first diagnosed with M.E. and how those feelings have shaped me into the person I am today, not the person I was eleven years ago when I first found out what was wrong with me. I have come to the point in my life where I understand why I have gone through this experience, and I want to write about it so that I can help others in a similar situation. There is a light at the end of that tunnel, just grab onto it and come out shining the other side! :-)

In love and light x

Mind, Body & Spirit Show Update :)

Just wanted to let you all know that the plans for my show this weekend are going really well, and I only have two more stalls to fill and I have a full house! I also have 3-4 extra workshops booked, which is fantastic and we have now had to extend the workshops backstage too to fit everyone in!

The extra workshops are:-

Egyptian Dance with Katie Holland - try your hand (or feet!) at Egyptian Dancing, learn how to dance away those cobwebs and uplift your spirits!

Tai Chi - Come and see a demo of this soothing and balancing art of connecting to your inner self for greater peace within.

Manifestation workshop - Learn how to manifest your heart's desires - you've heard me waffle on about it on this blog, now learn how to put it to use in your own life.

Relationship balancing - is there a relationship in your life you would like some guidance on? If so, come along to this workshop and learn how to see both sides of the relationship and how to work with each other in love and respect.

Workshops are priced at £10 per person and last for approx. one hour each, with the exception of the Egyptian Dance which is 45 mins and Tai Chi which is 30 mins long - prices still to be confirmed for these two workshops but won't be more than £10 each. I'll keep you posted!

So, drop what you're doing this weekend and come down where the fun and laughter will be!

Love and Light, Kate x

Saturday, February 04, 2006

A Helping Hand Events: Mind, Body & Spirit Fairs

As you will see from the previous post I am organising my own Mind, Body & Spirit Fairs, the next one being in Worthing (near Brighton) on 18th February 2006. The purpose of this event is to create the awareness for people to know what is available to them from a Mind, Body & Spirit aspect, to help them find peace in their life and on their spiritual journey. Now, you don't have to be religious to come to these shows, you don't even need to believe in anything. I'm just asking that you keep an open mind and see what is available to you. We have therapists offering relaxing treatments such as massage and reflexolgy to provide stress relief and ease the tensions in your neck and shoulders, we have professional readers offering insight into your lifetime goals and aims for a more peaceful look at life. We have beautiful products on sale to adorn your body and home, natural skincare products to cleanse and refresh you, and many workshops to attend to enlighten and inspire your mind.

Please come and support me in this, if you would like to be involved in this and demonstrate your own skills and products then please go to my website and click on the Events link.

Many thanks and I will see you there!