When I got home from my early morning swim there was a baby gecko on the front door. In the Peace Space work Gecko aligns with Clearing and Protection Mandala # 119 Embracing the Bannister. “This is a reminder to be like a Gecko in keeping a ‘good positive focus’ and ‘taking a firm grip or stance’ on your pathway of Ascension so that you may remain stable, safe and sound in this, your life’s journey” (The Animal Companions).
This mandala sits at level 2 which relates to the left eye and is about reactive sight and will help you to observe your reactive responses with discernment. It’s shape is the square, a symbol of spiritual strength, which provides a secure boundary for your intuition.
I’ve been wondering what to focus on next in my work and pondering how to structure some new workshops. I’m grateful for gecko’s company as I take ‘hold of the Stair rail of Spiritual Striving’ once again.
I’m excited to have these Unicorn Stones – some big ones for the garden and a bowl of small ones for my work room. Each stone is hand painted with a message and is blessed by the Unicorns.
When grief is overwhelming or unrelenting there are some remedies that can assist. The Bach Flower remedies cover a range of emotional states such as depression, despair and hopelessness. The homeopathic remedy Ignatia can also be taken for anxiety, insomnia and depression due to an inability to assimilate grief and loss. And my own essence The Elixir of Life can help with freedom from attachment, letting go and a new beginning.
Often it is the new beginning that we have trouble with – trying to imagine a life without the being who has passed. But grief is not something we should try to escape from, it helps us to live more deeply and fully and strips away barriers. This is incredibly painful and we may be left feeling raw and exposed at times, but ultimately it can make us more human and connected. That sense of deep loss can make us pay more attention to the precious people and animals in our lives. Our sense of mortality – our acknowledgement of death and our fleeting time on earth – can help us to be more present, to live more fully and can possibly allow us to live with greater joy.
I had an overwhelming sense of grief over the weekend, which I thought was due to the recent death of my dog. Then a friend reminded me of the date and I realised it was the anniversary of the passing of my very good friend, teacher, healer and mentor. I’m not very good at remembering dates, but somehow our bodies or emotional body remembers the passing and we slip into grief. Again. And it feels as strong as it was in the beginning. Recognition of what grief I was feeling did create a shift and now the candles are lit in remembrance and gratitude having known this wonderful person.
And some candles for my beautiful boy as well.
I was excited to find out recently that Barbara Ann Brennan has a new book out “Core Light Healing”. This book follows on from her earlier two books “Hands of Light” and “Light Emerging”. These books have been hugely influential in my life and the lives of many energetic workers.
The new book looks at the creative process and how we can heal wounds to become co-creators of our lives. You can follow this link for further information on this great book https://www.barbarabrennan.com/core-light-healing/
I’m still reading it slowly as there is plenty of information to digest.
My good friend, teacher, mentor and healer passed on Thursday the 07.05.2015 at 1.45am. Best friend to so many with an integrity and generosity of spirit rarely seen, she will be sorely missed.
Jen completed an immense body of work, always working in community and inviting the contributions of others. While the Peacespace Community will carry her work forward, I’m sure Jen will light the way as torch bearer into the new world.
Peaceful travels sister.
Please view this mode to healing at peacespace.com.au and become involved in the study if the work speaks to you.