At the moment (Nov 2013), I’m putting the finishing touches on my book Wildflower Spirit Journey though Central Australia. This was an incredible pilgrimage into my childhood and my country, a beautiful way to honour and reconnect with the recently passed spirit of my Grandma Anne. Anne was an incredible mentor and role model for me. She planted the seeds for my current wildflower photography obsession, and was the inspiration behind my decision to become a naturopath, Writing about this journey through the land of my birth was as healing as actually taking the journey itself.
Over the past few months, I let everyone know I was letting go of my dispensing practice and I sold half my stock at cost price to local practitioners. Since then, I have come full circle, but I’m not the person I was when I first began this journey.
Call on Convolulus for healing when:
You are grieving lost opportunities to give birth to new life and new creations.
You need inspiration and support from beings of light, such as angels and ascended masters.
You are ready to shed your old skin in preparation for rebirth.
You want to release low frequency energy so you can evolve.
I’m in bliss again. Slip out of it occasionally, but these days, I manage to get back there very often, and to stay there for longer. I’m even getting to the point where I can very consciously feel when I’m slipping out of it and what the triggers were and how to redirect myself.
What is bliss? Bliss, for me, is being present in the moment, being connected with my inner child and my heart, and really loving life, to the point where I get a bit excited, or bouncey, because the wonderful feeling inside almost makes me want to burst. I love being like this. I’ve tested out lots of states of being in my wee 40 years so far, and this is the one that works best for me.
What works for you? What is your bliss?
How do you know when you’re in bliss?
For me, I can tell I’m in bliss when I feel kind of confident and sassy, yet childlike and playful at the same time. I laugh a lot. I dance. I sing. I paint. I write…. oh boy, do I write up a storm when I’m in bliss! I love writing so much. Oh yeah, and I use the words “I love…” so much it probably gets annoying for people.
When I’m in my bliss, I’m pragmatic, straightforward and direct. I say it how it is, with heart. I’m a bit cheeky, but seem to get away with it. I tell stories and delight in other people’s stories. I inspire and am inspired.
When I’m in my bliss, I stretch and relax like a sensuous, purring cat soaking up sunlight, in a sweet spot in the garden. There’s always plenty of time for having fun and I’m so inspired by life that energy bubbles from me. So does warmth and humour.
How do you know when you aren’t in your bliss?
I know I’m not in my bliss when I get too serious. Life starts looking a bit scary and things seem overwhelming. My thinking gets a little messy and raggedy. I worry and I over-complicate things. I let people’s behaviour, attitudes or words get to me and affect me in unhelpful ways. I take too much responsibility for how others are, and how they feel and I try to meet all their expectations and somehow lose myself and who I really am in the process. And then I panic and withdraw and shut people out.
What happens to you?
Another thing that happens when I’m not in my bliss is that I’m either wallowing in something shameful or painful from my past, or I’m chaffing at the bit for the future to arrive right now and then getting angry because time is moving too slow and people aren’t co-operating and things are going wrong. Sometimes I manage to wallow and be impatient at the same time! I’m pretty tricky huh?
BUT! When I’m in my bliss, I’m loving my past because it was totally brilliant and perfect for me and I appreciate it so much. Even the scungey bits are wicked when I feel blissful. And I’m cool with the future arriving whenever it wants to because I’m having so much fun right now.
Being in my bliss takes work, and lots of practise. It’s a space that requires cultivation and protection, mostly from my own bad habits- the ones I am unlearning. To enter my bliss, I have to make time for the activities that bring me bliss. Instead of letting my ego tell me crappy things like (picture my blissful self rolling her eyes and saying ‘yeah right! in a sarcastic way after each one):
*You have to work really hard because all these terrible financial things might happen if you don’t.
*You have to book this troubled person in because it’s all up to you to save them.
*You have to work really hard- if you aren’t exhausted by the end of the day you didn’t work hard enough.
*Everyone is thinking badly of you. Terrible things are going to happen. (definitely time to redirect my wonderful imagination along more positive pathways)
*You have to make lots of money and be successful because these are societies rules about ‘doing well’. This is what will gain you approval from that big world out there. Put money and success first before everything else! (This one is total puke material)
*You’re weird. Pull your head in and hide under a rock. (I think this voice would get a compassionate hug from my blissful self and a kick up the arse afterwards. “Wear you’re weirdness with pride sista!”)
What about you? Do you have a crappy voice in your head saying shitty things that really don’t help?
Pooh! Flush it!
When I first began channelling healing energy as a Reiki healer, I could see the healing energy as streams of flowing, multi-coloured light. My spirit guides taught me how to read the aura and how to direct healing energy with my psychic mind so I could conduct healing from a distance for family and loved ones who lived elsewhere. Afterwards, I would draw the healing for my loved one, so they could see the colours I had channelled into their aura.
After a year of this work, my Reiki healing teacher asked me if I would like to have a stall at the local Health and Healing Expo. “Yes!” I said, “But I want to do aura sketches rather than healing. I’ve noticed that the healing sketches I’m doing for my family look like aura sketches.”
Amelie scrambled her way down the path before her, eyes drinking in the yellow and white daisies scattered about the path. A gleam of golden light caught her, glinting brightly in the merry grass. She had found it! Father’s amulet. And now, never would he have it, nor have her. And all the power in North Reach, would not reach her, nor touch her. Made humble, they would be in her might.
Description- Flowers grow directly from branches of small straggly tree after all leaves have dropped. Red, bell-shaped in clusters on very short stalks in old leaf axils. Flowers Jun-Oct.
Possible symptoms due to energy imbalance:
Exasperation. Frustration. Impatience. Easy pushed off centre. Reactive. Taking things on, taking it personally, getting too involved. Being offended, getting angry or upset about other people, situations. Feeling harassed and set upon. Conflict. Impasse. Tendency to give up and blame the ‘other’ or take over responsibility for the situation completely. Loosing sight of the bigger picture. Competing with team members. Wanting to run away.
A few years ago I had the experience of being temporarily immersed in a world of scientists and psychologists while at a happiness conference. I love science and psychology but I also love spirituality and my psychic or shamanic world. Unfortunately, most people who are into science and psychology aren’t so open-minded. While immersed in this dry world of intellect and ideas, I found myself losing touch with my psychic self because I felt I had to hide it or be deemed a crack pot, or someone of lesser intelligence.
Over the years, I have sketched at many local expos including about four years with the psychic expo and have worked internationally over the internet. I even did a short stint as a phone psychic but when I discovered that 95 percent of the clients were obsessed with predictions about their love lives, usually along the lines of ‘will he come back to me?’ I made a quick exit. It was like watching a very predictable romance movie over and over again! Continue reading “My love for Aura Sketching”