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Wildflower Revolution and a second blog

Wildflower Galore.  

   I want to live in a world where the very physical existence of the wildflowers can be seen again – near, far and wide, a world where wildflowers are able to grow where their hearts desire and for them to thrive in the dullest bare patch in the cities corner. I want to help bring back these countryside beauties so that they can help the bees and all other living creatures that depend and thrive on their bounty. I want to create a Wildflower revolution!
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 – Taken in my back garden last summer.
   How does one start a wildflower revolution? Simple! On March the 1st 2014 I want as many people as possible to plant as many wildflower seeds as they possibly can onto Gaia’s green carpet! You have the option of scattering them wherever you like. In the darkest corner, the neglected garden patch, in parks and forests and even in pots (I planted seeds in an old shoe last year)! I want you to scatter them where you feel they would be needed the most. Go with your gut! You can even go wild and create abundant wildflower patches in your garden. We’ve had wildflower patches for many years in our front and back gardens, but this year I’m taking a step further by cultivating it to its full potential and I’ll even be making some solitary bee hotels and will add little extras for the birds and bugs.
Where did this idea come from?
   I’ve always been keen to help the bees, especially in the past few years. They are VITAL to pollinating all types of fruits, vegetables and flowery treats. They are fundamental to keeping Earth in its natural cycle and providing us with plentiful produce. I first noticed a huge decline in bees (and butterflies) 4 years ago and have been doing my bit ever since. The idea to do something collective came to me when I posted an illustration on my facebook page showing a few flowers that you can plant to help save the bees. A friend then commented saying ‘Wildflower mission’. Bing! There sprung forth the idea (thanks Holly Badger-Boom!).
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Illustration by Hannah Rosengren – http://www.etsy.com/shop/HannahRosengren
Why March the 1st 2014?
   Well…March the 1st falls on one of the two new moons in the month of March, followed by the Pagan celebration of Ostara (Spring Equinox). This phase of the new moon represents new beginnings and the planting of ones own personal seeds so that come the full moon and Litha (Summer Solstice) it would have manifested in all its glory! The new moon is a good time to give birth to new ideas and to bring new things in to your life. It goes with the flow of giving and gives us hope in the new season ahead. It’s defiantly a time to plant your seeds! So knowing this, it made perfect sense to pick this date..But don’t worry too much if you can’t plant your seeds on this day, as there is another new moon during the month of March. You can also plant them on Ostara too. Either way, you’ll be doing your bit 😀
Where can I buy wildflower seeds from?
   Any garden centre you visit should be well stocked with wildflower seeds that you can simple scatter onto the ground. You can also buy them online!
   If you’re super short on cash or wouldn’t like to spend more than £1 on seeds, then hit the pound stores! I brought a pack of wildflower seeds from there 2 years ago and they’ve come through in such masses each year, attracting many bees, butterflies and insects (I’ve even seen foxes and cats hiding amongst them too).
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 – Taken in my front garden last summer.
So what’s happening to the bees?
   Bees are declining, disappearing. They are not hibernating and they are not hiding …They are dying. That much is apparent and true, and there’s hard evidence to show this. The main killers are: Use of chemicals and pesticides (do you really want your fruits and vegetables to drink poison anyway?), loss of natural habitat and viruses. Last year I was so saddened to find so many dead bumblebees on pavements. It’s obvious to see that we’re doing something terrible to them. Here are some useful links if you want to find out more:
www.bbka.org.uk – The British Beekeepers Association
www.bumblebeeconservation.org/ – Bumblebee Conservation Trust
www.buzzaboutbees.net – Buzz About Bees
http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/Sustainable-gardening/Plants-for-pollinators – Royal Horticulture Society. They even have print outs!
 
How can I help?
By planting lots of bee friendly plants and flowers packed full of nectar and pollen! Yipeeee! I would suggest planting native plants and lots of it. Here’s a list of plants, flowers and herbs that are wonderful and nourishing to our beautiful wildlife (most are medicinal too):
Echinacea
Sunflower
Lavender
Catnip
Chives
Hyssop
Sage
Poppies
Rosemary
Strawberry
Clovers
Foxgloves
Red Clover
Heliotrope
The list goes on!
   If you’re really stuck on what to buy and find all of this a little overwhelming, I suggest looking out for the bumblebee symbol on labels. These are specifically for attracting not only bees but all other insects too.
   You’ll also find lists of what to plant via all the links I have posted.
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– Taken in my front garden last summer.
   I hope that you will join me and are just as excited about our British wildlife and cultivating a haven for all living creatures to enjoy! Feel free to message me with any ideas and comments. I’d LOVE to see some photos of you all getting involved too, as I’d love to post them here.
   Lets plunge ourselves into nature, walk with animals and dance with the sun, moon and stars. Here begins our revolution and connection with Gaia!
   Love Light Joy and Brightest Blessings xxx
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Samhain

 

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Samhain

A dancing veil that swirls, thinning as it reaches the Witching Hour, allowing life and death to flow through with ease and for the communication between the realms to reach it peak.

 

Fear not the darkness and instead walk through it with open arms and embrace the season of the dark ones. For they are here to remind us that winter must overthrow the summer in order for balance to prevail. Go with the changes that will befall you. Walk with Gaia’s alter of fallen leafs and twirl in the winds.

 

Gaia will slumber and asks that you look within. Accept change and you will soon find that life – the Universe will bring forth more of what you want and more of what will help you grow.

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This is a time where ancestors are honoured in all their glory and where we learn from their ancient teachings. We must look within ourselves to help us understand the changing seasons and to honour our natural talents and magical gifts. Reach for the wrinkles in time and move between the worlds. Call on your guides for protection, ask for guidance, grow with the trees – roots strong as oaks, gaze into the crystal sphere and shuffle the cards of divination. Call on your fallen loved ones, play with cats paws, trust that all is well and you are perfect the way you already are.

The dark is not to be feared but to be embraced. For if we did not welcome the darker aspects of life, how are we to truly enjoy the light?

 Merry Ye Meet, Merry Ye Part and Merry Ye Meet again.

Blessed Be on your magical path.

 Love Light Joy and Brightest Blessings

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Ayahuasca Journey II

   I didn’t expect my second Aya experience to be the exact opposite of my first…I was actually expecting it to be near enough the same. Mama Aya blessed me and showed me endless beauty and light to my hidden darkness. Here is my experience.

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Ayahuasca Journey II
Temple of the Way of Light. Iquitos, Peru.

‘I am strong. I am one. I am light. I acknowledge you… I see you… I release you.’ This was my stand again the darkness that I felt wanted to creep in. Not this time. This time I was prepared. Love would prevail that night. I was certain.

    I’m stunned…Last nights journey was pure bliss. The affects took hold quickly. I felt my entire body sink deep into itself, dissolving all physical barriers between my human form and my spirit. I asked Ayahuasca to work on my heart and she did. She started to dissolve barriers around me and took me on a subtly journey of peace and gratitude.

   To one side of me stood Urak and Aldron (my Sirian spirit guides), behind me stood my Native American Shaman who I call Grandfather and in front was my majestic spirit animal – Shadow-Wolf and Archangel Michael. Armed with pure light, Archangel Michael stood tall with his sword, ready to deflect all harmful energies that may have wanted to play. My heart felt their love for me and their wanting to help. They outstretched their arms and poured golden white light into me, forming a protective grid. I felt at ease and ready for my journey. 

   My heart raced when I saw Shadow-Wolf sitting firmly by Archangel Michael. He was alert and prepared. He watched the void with keen eyes, aware of all that dwelled there. He’s been with me from the start of my self discovering journey into the ‘spiritual’ ways of life and continues to help me in all that I do. He came to me many years ago in a dream and plays a huge part in my life. He’s the connection I have between Shaman and self. My dear companion and protector.

   Bursts of geometric patterns flowed towards me once again, igniting rainbow fusions, cascading into the unknown. It wasn’t as intense as the previous night, but it was enough to send my eyes wondering through the air in complete awe.

 

   My body felt heavy, as though I had been pulled down by gravity. I couldn’t sit up anymore. I lay down on my stomach and closed my eyes. Almost instantly visions of green biochemical tentacles merged from below the Earth, moving up, engulfing my body and the trees that surrounded me. The noise it made was bazaar, almost unexplainable. It sounded like little pebbles frantically rolling on the floor, smashing lightly into each other as it sped upwards. Like the scene from Transformers wherein the metal pebbles enter a room and forms itself into a sharp, extremely thin alien robot. It wasn’t frightening, it was actually quite soothing.

   To my amazement an E.T appeared and headed straight towards me. He stopped sharply only an inch away from my face. He observed me as though he was contemplating what to do with me. It reached its hands out to me, settling them on my head. I felt his soft touch and knew instantly that he was preparing for something. I stood in silence, afraid that if I did say something I would be pulled back to the reality of illusions.

   Bright lacers were projected towards me, nestling straight onto my head and through to the very fabrics that bind my brain cells. I looked around only to see an empty white room, glowing with a soft mist that I thought were obstructing the walls that surrounded me. The more I searched for those walls, the more I realised there weren’t any. This ‘reality’ existed in the void and was created by the E.T himself. I had the feeling that he could manifest anything he wanted.

   My eyes wandered upwards to the geometric symbols that were now being transmitted through hundreds of tiny transparent cords that were now connected to my brain cells. I finally plucked up the courage to ask what he was doing. ‘I’m reprogramming.’ He said sharply. I dared not say another word.

   After he finished ‘reprogramming’ I felt myself begin to stir. Soft glows of green embers filled the empty space like fireflies in the night.

   I could see crowds of faces, barely in form, filling the starlit universe. I walked through the sea of sprits, attempting to decipher who the faces were, to see each individual characteristics trait, but none existed. They were one and the same, whole and complete with one another way up in the universe. I continued walking for a while, unsure if they were aware of my presence and unsure of where I was going.

   In the distance formed a large tree that adorned a beautiful deep pink heart with jagged thorns branching outwards, as though they were protecting the heart from something. I didn’t look behind me but sensed that I trod into a different realm – Gaia’s Earthly realm. Beautiful green energy flowed up from below the Earth and into the heart that nuzzled itself comfortably by the thorns. The green energy serenely made its way to the centre of it then slowly flowed out into my hands, settling at my anahata. Warmth filled me. Complete and utter love surrounded me. I sank deeper into myself and thanked Ayahuasca for allowing me to receive this subtle yet powerful healing energy.

   My attention fell back in to the room. Soft glowing orbs circled around the Shamans as they continued chanting. White orbs floating in the ether, swirling, dancing, jumping…Swaying with the natural rhythms of the songs, joining the plant spirits abundant virtue and splendour. It was a chiming spectacle of plant spirits and the divine grace.

   Something soon whispered that it was time to fall asleep and that once I did, the healing work on my heart would take place. I felt like my inner child was being healed and taken cared for, that I could sleep peacefully…

…And like a child lost in complete innocence and comfort I slowly drifted asleep, ever present in the grand scale of love. The strongest emotion there is.

Next time I would try to stay up.

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