Honey bees have called me for a long time. They seem to be alchemists of a great order. Their hum and song inspired much of my sound work – taking me to connect with the hum that is the greater deeper sound – that in some of the ancient traditions is named as the OM or AUM, the sound of creation – the silent roar –creating and maintaining Universes and Galaxies.
I became a beginner bee carer when I was stewarding a beautiful mill house property for many years and read : ‘The Serpent Flight of the Honeybee’, which reveals an ancient shamanic medicine path including the bees and their teachings and ways as teachers and allies.
When I had my first bees on the land – looking back at it now – I made so many mistakes – following the advice of the conventional beekeepers, which felt completely wrong but I didn’t know better.
So I fumbled and stumbled the best I could – trying to be in relationship with them – and wow they taught and gifted me much!!! – until I needed to leave them behind when the property was sold and I started travelling again.
So when earlier this year the bee ladies came to one of our workshops in Portugal and we learnt of how they worked with the bees in a completely different co-creative way, there was a spark of wonder of what more could be possible if we allied again. These last years bees had shown up in our work – guiding us to work with the vibration of gold – sounding the inner and outer energylines of the planet to vitalize and enliven….
Here an excerpt from my blog ‘The Golden Floes’ from Feb 2019:
‘Heather was taken to fissures in the Earth cracking splitting, cold …. And then became aware of a large gathering of people in Bulgaria celebrating the festival of honouring the bees with ceremonies and lighting fires. ( we had seen a facebook post about this festival happening earlier in the day.) Heather saw on the inner planes how the fires and energy of the many people honouring the bees allowed the energy of the bees and the golden nectars to flow into the Earth and warm the fissures and cracks – softening what had hardened – enlivening , energizing, warming and allowing beings and energies that had frozen, hardened and gone into stasis, to waken….; It even assisted the Earth energies themselves to awaken; bringing currents, pathways, dragon lines, dragon energies waking from a period of dreaming.
This is showing us that we are invited to reactivate, in-spire, breathe fire, warmth, sapphric sounds together with the bees – facilitating the flows…
‘The encrusted layers are being broken up… Something is emerging now that has a larger rhythm. An eonic rhythm… Something that was hardened is becoming fluid again… Breathe gently with force. Awaken the inner fire.
Come together , look to the bees, the flower, pollination, communion – gifting and receiving – sexual fluids….. nectars flowing… gifting, enlivening.’
When we returned from Portugal in May this year, a strong impulse asked me to return to Portugal to learn what I could about this different way of being with, learning from and creating with the honeybees. The opportunity opened up with ease and so I find myself here in Portugal on land that is stewarded by dear friends in ways that are being restorative and regenerative for land and people.
On this journey of the Bee-Ship guided by Sandira Belia co-founder of ‘Bee wisdom network’ https://beewisdom.earth/ my perspectives have widened and changed, horizons and ways of thinking being expanded into an even bigger viewpoint beyond the humanized versions of how we often think about bees or animal species.
I have been stretched to expand my thinking even wider into the wholeness of all the interconnectedness and the hands on experiences have changed how I live and ‘consume’.
Sitting in front of a beehive to witness the hum and activity of pollen laden maidens coming back to the hive, having a bee land on my hand and be in communion, listening to the hum and joining it is taking me into a world of greater interconnectedness and wonder.
The bees have re-connected me to the ‘hum of creation’ in a deeper way from where I can create, sound, weave in ever greater wholeness.
Learning from the bees as maintainers of life and creators of alchemy in their natural form opens so many new ways of seeing and looking, hearing and perceiving.
Through inner journeying we learn from them, that their joy is in the vitalizing and maintaining of the vital energyfields of plants and landscapes. Each visit to a flower creates a spiral vortex of vital energy above that flower, each flightpath weaves the vital field of the land.
When bees are not pushed to make honey for us and their homes are not expanded so that they have to create more brood, bring nectar and pollen to fill and maintain the space, their attention goes to other areas.
One is that they can swarm, which revitalizes and regenerates both the queen and the colony,
Second, they begin to pay more attention to what is called ‘hygene behaviour’ – grooming, cleaning, developing new ways of dealing with illnesses, parasites and invaders like the varroa mite, lice – and now the challenge of the Asian hornet invasion. It’s as if at that point they can move from ‘survival mode to evolution and thrival mode, where they can give attention to whats beyond just food gathering and maintaining of brood.
Its only the bee colonies that are allowed to be wild and be part of evolution that evolve new strategies of adapting to the growing environmental challenges, that they can make available to the greater field and the greater field of consciousness.
Listening to the communications from the bees received by Jaqueline Freeman ’The Song of Increase’, I am so moved by the unique gift that the honeybees are wishing to gift to the evolution of the Earth. Their alchemy occurs on so many levels.
So far we have received small quantities of different honeys left behind by colonies that died or left at the end of this very hot dry summer (3 months of draught in Portugal). Receiving / tasting journeying with the honeys we perceived that one kind , which was very light honey had an enlivening, uplifting, envigorating effect, while the other kind, which was darker was perceived by us as warming, embracing and soothing like medicine when one feels in need….
The pollenbread left behind is an incredible gift of medicine and vitalizing food.
And we all know the amazing medicinal properties of propolis, which we find plenty of….
Seeing in detail the delicate architecture of the waxcombes –especially when they are allowed to build as the masterbuilders they are – creating the right flow of air, moisture and warmth in their home. And the way they can conceive the shape of the comb before it is built – masters at building and construction.
A comb of wax can hold manifold kilos of honey and is built in such a way that the angle of each cell faces slightly upwards, so honey doesn’t drop out while the cell is being filled. How many millions of flights of nectar does it take to fill one cell of honeycomb?
We learn to appreciate that honey really is medicine, not food in the way we consume it.
Perceiving these bigger ways of our interconnectedness and how each of our choices matter, I stopped being able to buy many consumer items in supermarkets, including almond milk which I loved, – realizing that how almonds and other food-items are grown in monocultures – replacing sustainable ecosystems using water resources that cause desertification and thousands of bee-colonies that are shipped and used for ‘production’ are really causing a lot of harm to ecosystems. I can hardly bear the energy and atmospheres of our large supermarkets, where we have become so separated from the source of the food we buy and at what cost it was created, as I am now being spoiled by local growers initiatives here in the Alentejo, where so much good organic locally sustainably grown food is available.
It is making me look again at where and how I wish to live and create with my environment. I would like to be part of creating sustainable systems that create win win and more for all involved!
Questions such as: How many colonies can any land sustain, so that all wild species of insect can thrive and be in the chain of gifting and receiving?
What kinds of plants, flowers, species of trees, water availability are required to not only give food for bees all year round, but also improve soilfertility, and create wholeness in the co-evolving ecosystem for all species.
If one commercial bee keeper keeps 90 or hundreds of hives for honey production, these bees are enslaved pets that are no longer part of or contributing to a healthy balanced ecosystem, but become competition to other wild bees and pollinating insects.
Like with all domesticated species, the balance of the ecosystem is no longer maintained and has to be artificially fed.
This means taking water from other areas that then might not have enough.
How does building a well or taking / syphoning water from one area into another effect the ecosystem balance of where the water came from – especially in dryer areas?
Worldwide we see so many landscapes that are desertifying / salinating / dying because too much water is being taken to create lush areas elsewhere. What does it take for us to live more in harmony?
Here in this area in Southern Portugal , out of about 35 hives that were tended by the Bee-wisdom team in the wider area of various communities and lands only one third survived the heat and drought of this summer. The bee wisdom team has a very different view to how we normally would respond to this. They have seen the fluctuations, comings and goings of swarms and colonies and see a much more long term picture of those who come for one season, bringing their gift here now, and those who stay strong and develop ways of being with heat and drought and challenges will evolve new ways and experiences that they gift into the future evolution of the bees of this land.
We are also continually asking how we can support them and create environments for them to thrive in harmony with the land.
We learnt to create tree hives this autumn. Bees naturally love to live in tree hollows. A natural tree cavity that has not too large of an entrance is the best place for a hive. Its like the bees will develop a symbiotic relationship with the tree and be completely protected by it – tree walls being much thicker and better insulating from the extremes of the elements than the thin walls of beekeeping hives that take a lot of effort for the bees to keep at right temperature which is a very precise temperature that is created and kept at all times.
Natural hollows are found mainly in ancient woodlands where trees are left standing even when they die.
So what we found here are big cork oak trees – some with big hollows where branches are missing. We cleaned the hollows and filled the entrance gaps which were too large for a beehome with a ‘cob wall’ construction from local clay and dry plant material, leaving a smaller entrance. These tree hollows will now offer new homes to bees in the spring if they wish to choose it. Swarms love to go into trees and prefer to live in tree to being close to the ground.
So when swarms start to emerge in the spring, we will watch!
We perceived bees living high in the trees can really support them energetically with their weaving of space and vitalizing fields…
Others have put bee boxes into trees and are making log-hives – hollowing out big treetrunks to simulate treehives. New developments in many bee rewilding projects, which is such a joy to hear about!
The golden Source-pools and the invitation from the islands and the west coast floes….
This is the tale of our journeys in 2018 – beginning with our attunements in late 2017 that occured in preparation for 2018.
It gives a little insight into the way we work with attunement and co-creation with the energies and spirit of time and place as well as the evolutionary impulses coming towards us; I shall write more about co-creation and what it means in another blog: see co-creation 1
For now enjoy the ride:
Phase 1 Preparation and Attunements
When in October 2017 we first asked about what might wish to be created through us and with us in 2018, a very vast vista opened up to show us a place in world events:
Our first Attunement was on the 13th Oct 2017: Amongst the energies showing themselves are mountains a volcanic range. The Reach…
Heather received: ‘It is to the islands that we must go: The island and also Ireland.
Something is occurring that the islands know about. They know us. It is the season of the Big Seas.
Iceland also reveals itself as keenly awake to the ripples of awakefulness.
Hawaii is hot and engaging with us energetically . (Are we being shown these islands for specific reasons?)
I (Heather) am shown great movements in many levels of the waters and the mountains – lands literally moving and travelling as the seas carry them away…
The islands are the wee tuning forks and building blocks for the new creations. Delicately placed and poised to be at the direct effect of massive earth changes and also to develop emerging technologies.
There is a Massive silver sea serpent / dragon being with green gold large eyes.
I perceive Incredible potency – stimulating much in the ancient rainbow nations.
… the Earth is about to enter a period of 5 t0 8 years of immense rearranging. The volatile spaces are the densely populated ones.
Watch the west coast flows. These will indicate a directional shift of massive proportions and the fallout will be huge.’
…..The great white whale enters my full awareness I am thrust face to face with a truth that must not be ignored nor run away from. It is ancient and it is new . This whale is inviting us to sing and swim with its great tidal seas and frequencies – asking us, no showing us – the way to create a more direct bridge of knowing the creatures of the vast lagoon known as sea.
The great white cloud and the great white whale they beckon and stir… Welcome them each into your team as they step and ease their way forward to offer their energies and vibrate more fully through material….
The mountains and the sea……’
This attunement brought in an energy that made us aware of planetary changes and we became keenly present with the questions of our own steps and actions that could be a contribution within these larger movements.
In our follow up Attunement on 27th Oct 2017 I had the following perceptions:
Gabriella: ‘I can see that certain places are calling us. There is a timing for each place. Each one creating a new tone as it receives a new tuning through the sound and co-creation – creating a kind of melody line – a song. This song has a certain sequence that will be recognized. The tune / melody determines what can occur next as the planet retunes itself.
What can occur next? What can we create?
I see the other planets in the solar system responding to the Earth’s tune changing….’
In November 2017 it became clear that the metal and energy of Gold was asking for our focus in 2018.
We had worked with silver and its consciousness and energy for most of 2017, creating silver instruments and tools of amazing alchemical energy.
Now it was time for gold: We perceived this as a very deep invitation,
There was a sense that without the gold, the water of the rivers can’t really flow with vitality, as if the traces of gold carry vibrational codes of Earth’s song running through the blood of the Earth.
Tuning in with Gold I experienced a space where everything can co-exist without exclusion – beyond density, beyond the illusion of separateness – there was interconnectedness, the experience of Oneness while there is Allness.
Wow – everything can relax and expand; with breath, flow and space…Heart-space.
Connectivity facilitating embodiment!’
We sensed very quickly that gold was asking us into a deep journey with its own wish to evolve at this time, to be freed from the overlays of power and ownership, the separation, the diminishment. It was asking to be seen and received in its true nature and freed to be that and evolve with all of consciousness.
The land of Or stepped forward: The island of Or-kney.
Thus began the preparation to gather a group of people to work with gold and the consciousness of gold on Orkney.
In early February 2018 when tuning in with an invitation to Ireland we were rumbled and viscerally shaken by an energy that we came to know as Danu the goddess of the Tuathe De Dannan of the Emerald isle stepping forward to greet us.
She asked us to stop thinking, stop any notions and just Be who we truly are.:
At some point she even spoke to and through Heather in a soft irish accent with an energy that made us sit up and pay attention:
‘Stop thinking so you can hear me!
Drop your fancy notions so we can hear you!
Drop the Doing!
You are always welcome here!’
She takes the drum to clear….
‘…. This is truly the land of the ear……
…allow yourselves to hum with us all here and from the hum you’ll find yourselves at the energy and pitch of a truly deep penetrating thrum.
When you find the thrum you’ll be able to speak and we’ll be able to hear you!
You Know you can vibrate high from the deep deep thrum.
In these lands that’s what it takes for you to come.
…..Dress down, dress down, dress down –‘
…In Heather’s vision many doorways appeared – many were ready to greet us and meet us from all realms…
‘you have many friends here….! even the skeletons are coming out of the closet to greet ye!’
And Then A giant being opened and invited..
‘Right at the very core of the giant mountain library… not guarded…. Is a pool – a pool of golden energies.
…. Some of your fairy tales talk about the golden egg. There isn’t one. It’s a central pool of golden energies. We don’t hoard it we don’t guard it.
So many tales against us, so many tales untrue.
This land is not for fighting for, that’s a misconstrue.
The golden pool has always been here. The only thing that closed to it, is you.
It is the heart of the land.’
The giant was now conveying and emanating the pool-like golden energy.
‘Many tiny wee folk for whom this is the nectar and the honey pot. They know it is the Source of who they be and what lives at the centre of everything. Its not regional or local, it’s an energy. Here it resides and is cared for. Here it is given the space to be and to flourish. It’s a source of the golden nectars.’
This may have no physical substance in this dimension but is energetically so present as if it did. Here it resides in the mountain and in ourselves.
‘you have to come and find it, for ye to truly be.!’
So, We are being invited to enter into communion with this mountain and this energetic source-pool and bring all the people who will come and journey with us. We are invited to be present with Bee, bee the hum, and the thrum to activate the nectars and golden energies in ourselves and the land….
A few days later in February 10th we were tuning in with another place – Clophill – for another workshop event in the summer – where we sensed a community gathering at midsummer, but what was coming through at the time was soooo surprising and different: Heather was taken to fissures in the Earth cracking splitting, cold …. And then became aware of a large gathering of people in Bulgaria celebrating the festival of honouring the bees with ceremonies and lighting fires. ( we had seen a facebook post about this festival happening earlier in the day.) Heather saw on the inner planes how the fires and energy of the many people honouring the bees allowed the energy of the bees and the golden nectars to flow into the Earth and warm the fissures and cracks – softening what had hardened – enlivening , energizing, warming and allowing beings and energies that had frozen, hardened and gone into stasis, to waken….; It even assisted the Earth energies themselves to awaken; bringing currents, pathways, dragon lines, dragon energies waking from a period of dreaming.
This is showing us that we are invited to reactivate, in-spire, breathe fire, warmth, sapphric sounds together with the bees – facilitating the flows…
‘The encrusted layers are being broken up… Something is emerging now that has a larger rhythm. An eonic rhythm… Something that was hardened is becoming fluid again… Breathe gently with force. Awaken the inner fire.
Come together , look to the bees, the flower, pollination, communion – gifting and receiving – sexual fluids….. nectars flowing… gifting, enlivening.’
Wow – a different expression or aspect of the golden flows… – the theme for this year!
Phase 2 The Journeys Actualizing what was received
The winter dragged on…. cold, hard, wet, dark, extended…. Spring was very slow to emerge in 2018……
South West England
When we finally start travelling after this very long somehow depleting winter, there is joy and opening, movement and momentum as we start our first work in Devon with the emerging of spring – rekindling the alchemical fire that assist to birth new vibrations into physical form.
Our second port of call, Cornwall asks us and all who are with us to activate the inner and outer fires in the face of recurring cold, wet and wind as over the mayday weekend we forge chalices and swords – vessels that can be, invite and remind us of the golden Source-pool energies inside and out…..
Some of these travel with us to St Nectan’s Glen, an amazing waterfall within a magical glen; We get there just as the gates close (we didn’t know there would be gates) but the lady who is about to close the gates recognizes something in our energy and lets us through to be on our own with the falls in the glen for about 20 minutes – as long as it takes for us to enter into communion with these waters, filling and sharing the chalices, sounding our joyful communion.
Then on to the Glastonbury springs to create alchemy with the waters of the red and white springs with gold, silver and copper, zinc and tin…. – enlivening the nectars of life. At the lions head we can literally taste the alchemy that changes the water and its taste as the water flows through and is received in different metals, bowls, chalices…. A visiting stranger joins our explorations and is blown away by the magic and joy showing up. It made his day….
The sunrise on Glastonbury Tor marks the end of this first southern part of the journey… the first rays of thesun received by the chalices and shared by the gold, silver, titanium and copper instruments – ringing out through the land…. Nectars.
Ireland – Northwest Donegal
It is May. Ireland is now calling. With a beautiful group of sound weavers, we become the drum, the hum and the thrum in deep connectedness and communion with the land and the golden Source-pools. The land had clad itself into gold – gorse flowering abundantly everywhere.
We recognized the mountain from our attunements immediately. We hadn’t met it in body before. As we approached it towards the evening of our arrival day- having driven across the whole of Ireland – it greeted us by showing us the golden pool through a long moment of the sunset light reflecting in a lake at its foot as a completely golden shimmering pool. Wow!
And a few days later as we as a group are becoming an instrument of communion with the golden energies we hear that on the other side of the earth Hawaii’s volcanoes are erupting and changing the face of the islands. Wow, did the Hawaian islands not speak through our attunement back in October? Here we are following the west coast flows….!!!
Form our deep communion we feel moved to attune with the forces that move the tectonic plates, Earth shaping forces of magma, fire and liquid rock…. They seem to become aware of us as we sound from the deep thrum vibrating high – standing on another fault-line – inviting co-creation….
I was nearly shocked and deeply moved when I became aware of the consciousness of these Earth creating forces becoming aware of us, turning their attention in surprise of a different possibility. In return as our thrum deepens I sense the response of a welcome invitation for us to bring our consciousness into communion with theirs to allow the possibility of humans becoming a part of co-creating even the surface of Earth. Wow
What energy what space what consciousness and invitation can we be for the earth shaping forces of Earth to co-create WITH us as we align with the Source pool energy of the golden nectars that vitalize the planet and all of life?
Many stories could be told from these days – and will but that is for a different occasion.
Our journey next brought us from north – western Donegal south to southwestern Donegal – staying on the coast while crafting alchemical instruments – first with a group largely comprised of nuns transforming doctrine and old structures into what sings true within them… and then an international group from Europe and Australia for whom the dolphins showed up in the bay!!!, the walls of the ‘oratory’ our meeting space expanded and transformed its molecular make up – creating a much larger lighter space….
And stones on the beach opened and spoke, allowing them / us to come into an experience of true communion and alchemy, where the molecules of matter change through conscious engagement.
Danu was right. Ireland and all the beings welcomed all of us into a deeper communion than what we had known before.
Before the west coast flows guided us up towards the The Orkney isles in Northern Scotland, we had a gathering in southern England – Bedfordshire – weaving some of the strands from Ireland into a new tapestry.
Clophill England: An eclipse fullmoon gathering with sound around a large fire bowl recalled another attunement from the winter in February, when we were shown the event of the bees be honoured and celebrated by humans able to create the energy flow that warms the Earth and allows softening and flow where cracks and fissures had hardened. The fire was very powerful and created a similar invitation. When suddenly the fire jumped out of the big firebowl into the dry grass below and burnt on the Earth below the bowl we perceived the energy being received by the rootsytems and myceliums and taken far and wide through the Earth, Inspite of dryness the fire in the grass stayed close to the firebowl physically but energetically we perceived it travelling throughout the planet – opening, softening and impulsing….
here Viola Clark’s image of the fire, the firmament and the golden flows moving through the Earth below
Now it was time to travel north.
The island welcomed us with warmth sunshine and roses. A large group of gold alchemists was about to arrive. All women …
All who had responded to the call were women – carrying the energies of the bees, the nectars, the flows….
The week before our arrival our venue went through big stress as several of the helpers lined up to assist with this week had decided to leave, leaving a critical gap, but in the last minute this gap was filled by the most magical people imaginable – a house angel trio completely in resonance and alignment with the gold frequencies and totally contributing to the alchemy – making a total number of 21.
Several new golden vessels were forged, and other golden alchemical tools were crafted through smelting and melting and re-forming of both river nuggets and old golden objects being released of their form and invited into a new purpose and relationship.
As the one handling fire and crucible I was deeply moved by each moment when the current form of a piece of gold melted and underneath a crust of impurities a glowing pearl of liquid light gold emerged.
When at its most liquid light state, the gold would always become a round sphere of liquid light. – Looking into its eye was like looking into a bright golden sunset… alive – gifting , hugely generous and deeply moving right into my core.
And at that point having given up everything it had been before , spending an eternal moment in its liquid essence form it was willing to take on a new shape, energy and task as it re-crystallized again either through cooling slowly, finding a moulded form or allowing water to co-create a new shape for and with it.
A freeing of the spirit of gold – inner and outer alchemizing.
The work was deep and far reaching – written words are not enough to carry the energy of what became possible – but all of us left being imbued with golden flows – a liquid gold coursing through our veins and consciousness and our awareness of how we can assist it to move through the veins of the Earth and her consciousness to become available for other beings and people as the nectars and flows of vitalisation.
We were especially moved to gift gold energetically and physically to water and experienced the changes of softness and cleaning becoming available in water…
What would it be like for water to begin to re-member it’s true state of being so hidden below vast amounts of pollution energy and memory information it is carrying physically / molecularly and energetically …..
What energy, space, consciousness and vibration of the golden flows can we be and contribute to water and it’s ability to cleanse and transmute toxic substances and information and recall its pure state of clear vibrational life essence that can nourish and vitalise all of life!?
In our early attunements Iceland came forward as one of the islands asking us to be with and while attuning with Orkney and in preparation Iceland become stronger: An invitation to follow the work with Gold on Iceland with being present with fire and Ice on Iceland in the wake of the golden ripples….
We experienced Iceland as the land where the Earth shaping forces are completely present and alive:
Geo thermal activity of alive magma, volcanic activity, hot boiling mudpools, Ice, glaciers, floods created by galciers melted through magma rising from below…
The Earth is alive and always changing! Tectonic plates constantly moving.
A constant possibility of volcanic eruptions and activity – changing the land, the landscape and lives….
So you meet lava landscapes that are young – more like moonscapes – bare and barren – then stretches of land where the first mosses have arrived on the rock, creating an ecosystem that allows other species to arrive: The Icelandic birch trees, ferns, shrubs and birds… and what new species might be invited and able to arrive here in this place of the new? … evolutionary possibilities…
– a landscape where the New is received and invited – as through a portal at the crown of the Earth.
New molecules can form / appear, new substances and possibilities be conceived at this ‘roof of the world’ location.
We were shown that the consciousness that can assist new vibrational possibilities and realities to be received, perceived, birthed into form and distributed is catalysed by gold… This is what all of us were creating together on Orkney.
One of our High Elven guides asks us all to: ‘Be the fineness of perception that allows you to notice when something new is being created and when something old wants to be transformed. Be the broadcasters with the least amount of mental constructs. Less mental constructs allows easier access to the flows. Consciousness joining the flows becomes a catalytic force of transformation’
She shared that the flows have changed. Some of them who have been dreaming a new reality into being are no longer dreaming and waiting. The flows of their creations are now moving and their roles are changing.
They are always available to any of us if we wish to call on them.
While on Iceland we tuned in with the land of Iceland, dragons, whales and our teams… and were shown that the time and place was optimum (as usual – not consciously planned by us).
The 8.8.18 timing -called the lions gate seemed to be an event and gateway of cosmic proportions that was ideal for us to utilize to invite a new possible reality through this portal of Iceland – a land that literally facilitates the arrival of new life forms and vibrational possibilities onto the planet.
We as 8 (with so many others all over the planet and beyond) were asked to be the invitation and allow them to flow around the whole Earth with the golden flows.
So many others very present with us.
We were prompted to call all humans on the planet into their expanded Beings / Higher Selves to start making choices for and with the Earth, awaken from the slumber and start to co-create Earth’s future with her.
The copper, gold and silver instruments and vibrations all had their parts to play.
The volcanic and Earth shaping forces of fire, magma, ice, lightening and elemental energies e.t.c.. became part of the co-creation.
For those of you who were with us in Ireland and then on Orkney you will remember the power of the invitation from these forces for us to co-create WITH them (rather than be at the effect of or defending from them).
Please continue to include them in your work with the golden flows……
There is a sense that through this whole period of our time and work both on Orkney and Iceland something has really shifted on the planet.
Thank you all who have been a part of this and lets continue.
We saw and experienced together on Orkney that gold can assist the being of water to regenerate – especially as the golden flow activation – helping water to neutralize and even transmute toxic substances. We also perceived that the golden flows can assist the Whales in the deep seas.
We can call on dragons to assist taking the flows around the earth to break up the drug induced density of unconsciousness and anti consciousness.
What energy of creation with the gold can we all now be to truly invite this world to become a life supporting thriving reality of co-creation with the Earth?
Can we be the emanators of the gold frequency in our daily lives?
Can we engage with the elementals to literally create new ways of being?
From the Iceland journey we entered into a big gong making experience – crafting instruments that embody and vibrate some of the energies that have become available through the very northern isles, where the atmosphere is clearer for new energies to enter into the planet.
The new copper gong is allowing the element of copper to be free from projection and together with the golden and silver flows assists us to access ourselves and everything else from beyond projections. It has been created with the energies of the golden flows, the call to the higher selves of all Earth inhabitants and the song of a potential future so beautiful we would not wish to miss it. So lets co-create it!!!
The golden flows are now travelling around the planet and we have been told that they are contributing to a lot more being exposed for a while – both globally and personally -, so we might be faced with energies and parts in ourselves that we have been hiding from ourselves – tucked into obscure corners of our beings and bodies. And similar on the public front.
What energy, what space, what vibration and what consciousness can we Be and co-create in 2019 as we move into a new season of Co-creation?
For us co-creating means including a multitude of seen and unseen team members, forces and intelligences into any creation to get the greatest result for all involved – this can include people, land, place, time, elves and Nature spirits and other factors.
How do we do that?
We create an attunement space where we invite a ‘team’ into a meeting so we can track and receive information and energy for a particular project. This project might be personal, such as something for our bodies or it might be something that more directly includes others in the creating, such as a group project.
The background for this way of working finds itself in the remarkable lives of those who came before us – people such as those who created a garden known as Eden for the Aquarian Age – The Findhorn Community in northern Scotland.
In the early nineties we were each introduced to the work of a woman who shaped our lives powerfully through her curiosity and exploration, research and application. Machaelle Small Wright, founder of Perelandra Centre for Nature Research and for more than forty years she has developed a way of working with nature that she named co-creative science. In her book of the same name she writes ‘Co-creative science is a revolutionary way to address the many serious problems that are mushrooming all around us. Co-Creative Science is a book about nature and the amazing partnership we can forge with nature for working together to successfully address the many problems that face us in our everyday and http://www.perelandra-ltd.com/-W34.aspxprofessional lives. But co-creative science isn’t just for addressing problems. It also points the way for us to establish our new partnership with nature so that we can live an environmentally friendly life that will be part of our planet’s solutions and balance, and not part of our planet’s problems and destruction.’
So to illustrate this on a very basic level,
to create a garden in co-creation we tune in with the over-lighting intelligence or Deva of the land/space and the nature intelligences/spirits of that land and then ask which plants might be in resonance or could be introduced when, where and in which combination and placement to create the greatest health, harmony, balance and wellbeing for all levels of the garden and land.
Gabriella writes: ‘In my own experience of creating a garden in co-creation with Nature, in 1998 I moved out into the Highlands of Scotland for an adventure of great proportions. The small retreat house for which I was inspired to create a small vegetable and flower garden was in the middle of wide-open space where herds of 200 deer moved by, coming down from the hills at night to drink from the river. In the summer herds of cows and sheep moved freely through the valley and not to forget the abundance of rabbits…. Upon consideration I thought it wise to create a boundary fence for our garden, within which growing could happen. When we did our first attunement with the garden and brought the question of the fence into the space, it became clear that we were being asked by Nature – the deva of the garden – to work with and look at our inner fences for a week before attempting to build one on the land.
What a beautiful and enriching experience this was! We spent a whole week tracking our inner fences and barriers – observed fences in the land and their effects on us and the energy of the space…. And in the end of the week when we sensed into building a fence, our relationship to the fence had changed so much, that we realized the fence that would be built now was very different to the one that would have been built a week before. Had I built a fence to start with it would have been a gesture of ‘keep out’, but after this week of being with the effect of fences, what I was moved to build was an artistic fence with the gesture of creating a space of creation within the larger space of creation.
We have come to see time and time again that any shift we make on the inside or with ourselves has a direct impact upon the wellbeing and the direction of the garden or project that is being co-created.
It is here that we have the opportunity to perceive the effects of our own engagement as playing a part in the health of the whole. The gardener must be healthy and balanced as much as the seeds and soil in the garden!
When we acknowledge and recognise ourselves as co-creators and partners in any project and that directly translates as every being contributing to the greater whole. When taken to the widest levels this becomes a way of approaching anything. We are often stunned to find that the process of crafting a singing bowl can be so immensely transformative for the individual maker. Through meeting aspects of themselves in the process of forging they are often ‘asked’ to look at something within their own personal process that, when adjusted or given space to readjust to change, will allow the bowl making to come to its greater coherent frequency as well. In this as with the garden or any project we enter into co-creatively, we acknowledge that All of Life contributes. The Universe is filled with energies that may be able to assist and to create the change being asked for.
The question is what question and what invitation would you like to bring towards those energies that would be available and willing to contribute?
Many strands make up and move our lives in seen and unseen ways.
One of the more hidden strands that has impulsed my journey of life on a very deep level is the myth and tale of the grail.
The grail has been described as a chalice that holds an energy of light that replenishes, revitalizes, heals, restores and creates indefinite living…..
In some myths it is described as the blood of Christ received by Joseph of Arimathea on the cross…
In others it is a gift from the angels to assist humanity and countless stories have been created around it.
In my life it was a myth and energy that had a very deep resonance in my being – describing an energy of a source of replenishment and vitalisation that seemed so far yet also so here. An energy that was externalized as a chalice, looked after by a group of men and women of pure heart in its service, the knights of which would go out into the world to assist people and situations that called for upliftment.
When I was a child and young teenager I found myself living in more than one reality. As a child my world was filled with nature spirits and invisible friends, which were not welcomed in the ‘ordinary’ reality, so at some point I closed the door to that. But the ordinary reality was much too onedimensional and scary to fulfil my being, so I opened another door into a parallel reality where I co-created and lived a parallel life. ( I guess one could call it a virtual life, as it happened in my imagination, but it occurred without technology).
So while In the outer world I was growing up with fear and uncertainty trying to learn the rules of this reality to fit in and to minimise the hurt and violence coming towards me, in my inner world, where I spent half of my time I was a character who was totally unafraid and could do anything, change the world, complete feats of what we would call impossible and create change and miracles. In fact I had a gang of youngsters who were part of my team and at certain telepathic signals we could all be mobilised at great speed and translocate to where we were required to assist a person or situation who was in need.
Thus when I started to read and hear about the stories of the knights of the grail, they were seamlessly incorporated into my inner world as a very familiar energy.
When I was old enough in my inner world I became a knight of the grail.
This parallel inner world was a wonderful place to inhabit as everything was possible. No limitations to the imagination and all situations that felt difficult and incomprehensible in the ordinary reality were able to be re-worked and transformed in this inner reality – events were re-written and stories changed – always to create a better outcome.
I lived consciously and actively in both realities until I was 19 years old when I made a decision to put my energy fully into this reality to be fully present here.
But since then so many elements of what had occurred in the inner story have inadvertently found their way into my outer life;
In the inner world I had taken on various ‘professions’ and skills – including farming, being a performing singer, being a negotiator and mediator, counsellor in courts and high places…. and a blacksmith – able to create with metal…..
Another 19 years later I reflected on my inner world and what it had given me and realised that many of these skills had actualised in my life in different ways to how they were dreamt up in the inner world but nevertheless here they were: I had trained as a farmer after leaving school, then expanded into music and voice, trained in various therapeutic modalities – negotiating with various inner courts and becoming a travelling troubadour, singing around the world, weaving vibrational fields of possibility and change – mediating and co-creating with energies of many lands and dimensions
….. so when I found myself sitting by a beautiful campfire in Scotland on a friends’ land with cows joining us as I played music and we shared stories and Ton who was sitting next to me started telling me about his journey of discovery of crafting singing bowls as a coppersmith/ blacksmith I had the very clear knowing that this was one of the vital pieces that was still missing. The smith! It was completely clear knowing that I needed to become a metal smith crafting instruments for the future! YES. The smith!
What a gift!
This skill added a whole other dimension to my life – allowing me to not only create vibrational realities and possibilities through sound weaving but also to anchor and birth them into matter / Mater / material form through an alchemical process with all the elements of fire, water, earth, air wood and metal! Another quantum leap, which has given rise to our movement called ‘Resounding Earth’ aiming to resound the Earth with tones, sounds music and vibration that enhance and facilitate the thrival of All of life in harmony with the planet itself. www.resoundingearth.org
Only a few weeks ago the energy of the grail was brought back into my field by a tune that turned up in my inner hearing. What was being brought to my attention and awareness?
We spent several weeks attuning with the energies of the workshops and journeys that wanted to be created this year following several invitations.
So when a few days later in an attunement we both perceived that energetic of the grail, we enquired more deeply into its nature:
I perceived the energy of a new grail like nature created by the World Peace Sanctuary at Allanton /Scotland, where we have been called to return this year. I was shown how their energetic, spiritual and political work for peace has created an energy vortex of receiving and gifting that can enhance, rejuvenate, vivify and vitalize – many of the qualities attributed to the grail.
Only some days later we were attuning with our journey to Portugal, in which Heather was greeted by Earth beings we had met many years before that call themselves The Peace Keepers as they carry a powerful essence of a Peace that is not yet manifest on the Earth but can be invited: Heather sais:
I am shown a trail…one that I am taken on by a ‘Peace Keeper’. There is some hurry as I am being shown and lead, by the hand, through the veins of the country known as Portugral, Grail of the Heart. Like light trickles pouring through the cracks and tributaries (like fissures) creating new tributaries through which this gift, this energy can be poured.
The Peace Keeper shows me that there are many hardened edges where, like a dried up sponge, the water simply falls off. The essential energy that he carries as a being of peace is not close to being received… The hardened dried up surfaces of heart and land have very little trace of recognising or openness that would allow a greater pulse or line of life to the essence that he brings of peace…
……..The Peace -Keeper speaks:’ ….it is that we are of the few that still have access to this essential life gift. We know that there are some in bodies who will, like you, be able and willing to open and receive the gift of this light. We know that the moment may arise in which there is no possibility nor cognizance that this light/essence was available. Should this be so we know that a state of long and dark hardening will have taken its form, like a canker it beckons and shows itself as an indomitable force.
All we ask of you through this meeting is that you each receive a drop from your own vessels, your bodies, that have the action and effect of infusing and stimulating a different possibility to the hardened annihilation of not only our species, but the gift we carry.”
We were also shown how the sound vibrations of our voices and instruments can open communication between seperated dimensions and aspects of Earth and our own being.
Thus we are invited by those that call themselves the ‘Peace-keepers’ to open our hearts and beings to a calling from the Earth ;
an invitation to the grail-pathways of the heart:
“….This path is indeed a new path of the grail heart. The grail and the heart have always been the same but as often occurs in human story and engagement, the distance from the body becomes great and the gift is in danger of being lost… So you see now that we are showing you a path to the sacred vessel of the heart of peace. The thread veins you were aware of earlier, as cracks and fissures in rivers, streams and land, were the very edges where unconsciousness has cut off the connections and connectivity of the elements to humans………..
Ignite and alight the grail pathways of the heart- you’ll find not only gold, but love, as an essential gift of peace lives there also.
[This is no heroes path. This is a delight filled journey for engaging the consciousness of the elementals and firing up the sparks of peace!]”
(from a recent attunement with ancient ones called ‘the peace-keepers’ received by Heather for our journeys in 2019)
So here we are now extending that invitation to all who feel called by this:
Will you join us on this journey of co-creation?
Would you like to follow the invitation to craft vessels that emanate and resound this quality as an essence and sound that overflows as a gift and nourishing replenishing elixier into the world?
And would you like become the soft open energy of the heart in communion with the Earth and your body that allows the replenishing flow?
“…Will ye craft instruments for stillness? For peace of being? For sanctity of heartspace, present and available in any single moment?
The drop of sound that each hammer strike brings forth is neither an antidote nor cure for the ailments of this world. It is a gesture, pure and simple, that has intrinsic beauty and harmonic peace ever present within its nature….”
A few examples of weekly and monthly Sound wand contributions:
Weekly soundwand boost from the middle of January 2019
Bodies seem to be speaking at the beginning of this year!
We have had some very powerful experiences with our bodies being such incredible allies and holders of wisdom and immense capacities…. I can only imagine what life could be like if we could really allow our bodies to be the capacities they truly have and listen to them more.
I have had a few health challenges during the last weeks, which has made me wish to be with my body and ask: what are you communicating?
One of the symptoms was: My feet have broken out in such an angry itchy rash that was driving me insane, so asking them what they knew and wished to communicate that I wasn’t aware of or had been willing to hear was very powerful.
Yesterday My body showed me an image of walking barefoot on the land, where I could feel and sense the Earth and be in communion with her…. so I will make time and space to be in places where I can do that and also right now go for regular walks where I am the energy of sensing the Earth through my feet – like the elephants can and do.
I invite you to ask your bodies what they would love to communicate or gift to you, that you haven’t been willing to be aware of, that could contribute so much more to your life and who you can be on the planet. (whether you have a symptom or not doesn’t matter)
The soundwand was created to assist that communication and communion with your body. Allow yourself to enter into the listening space with that question to your body and see what emerges – through seeing , hearing , sensing or simply knowing or being…… without pressure to receive an answer…. sometimes its enough to ask the question and let is be there …. responses might come in mysterious ways at later times…..
Just invite them and ask yourself to be made aware…..
Monthly Soundwand boost from September 2018
A few days ago we tuned in with the Earth and were shown that there are huge changes happening with the electromagnetic fields of the Earth, which is bringing up a lot of discomfort for a lot of people individually and collectively.
… More and more energies that are not congruent with the new reality that is trying to emerge are being exposed on all levels so that more congruence can be created consciously…
So part of our discomfort might be where we are no longer congruent with what is trying to emerge for the future.
This has brought relief and space for re-orientation…
We were shown that inviting the flows – including the golden flows and many other kinds of rejuvinating flows can really assist our bodies and the Earth.
You can call on a beautiful being called lady Amrita, who is an amazing high elven cosmic presence, to assist bringing and directing the right kind of energy flows for whatever is required for your bodies, environment or specific places on the Earth.
I have found it so helpful in recent days when my body has required me to stop.
This soundwand was created to invite the flows in total co-creation with the elemental forces of the planet and the cosmos.
As you listen you might be moved to sense the flows and direct them either to your own bodies or to places or people that come into your awareness in co-creation with their highest source/being….
You might also wish to ask yourself if there are places in your life that are uncomfortable and if they are beginning to be incongruent with who you are becoming and what is trying to emerge on the planet.
And what could you invite the flows to contribute for the incongruent places to receive the attention and steps to bring them into congruence with who you are becoming.
many blessings for a grace filled month of flows that create more congruence
May Peace Prevail on Earth Sound from World Peace Day – from early October 2018
This is an excerpt of a soundweaving we created during the world peace day weekend while we were in a 3day process crafting peace -bowls and working with the question of ‘what would it take to bring the possibility and vibration of peace to the planet?
A vibration that hasn’t really been known on this planet yet – (at least not in the timeframes we know about….)
It has been such a powerful and deeply moving weekend, so many people willing to dive deep to allow peace to enter into places that have not been able to conceive if it before…..
I wonder where each of us have places that haven’t known peace – in ourselves, in our environments and lands – that we could invite to open to create a larger space beyond struggle, pain, defenses, separation, judgements, definitions and more…… to allow the possibility of peace?
Re-energize and re-discover your extra -ordinary Capacities
I invite you to a magical exploration:
What are the magical abilities and capacities we all knew as little children that we have buried and forgotten, that if we were to retrieve and remember them could make a huge difference to what we could change and create as this reality?
Can we be alchemists with molecules?
Can we be magicians affecting and creating reality?
Can we co-create with the intelligence of the elements way beyond what we thought possible?
What could we create together?
With everything that is happening all around the world I would like to energise what we can be as vibrational alchemists who can create in collaboration with Nature, the Earth, the Elements and the quantum entanglements of the Universe for the greatest good of the planet and the whole.
I have been co-creating vibrational morphic fields of possibility through sound and vibration with individuals and groups over many years and through last years study we really noticed how much we can change and create through being the question, following the energy and creating the vibrational field of possibility.
With the help of 2 friends I recently remembered myself as a child knowing that we had capacities way beyond what we commonly are using at this time – in my inner playground we were able to change matter, levitate and fly, co-create with the consciousness of nature – changing the very nature of matter and molecules to create more with the Earth and with what is here.
Does this sound familiar to you?
In my inner playground of creation and exploration it was about creating more with the amazing plentitude of what is here on this wonderful planet – out-creating rather than fighting any destructive forces.
We created more beauty, more joy, more collaboration, more possibility and consciousness using creativity for greater collaboration, more amazing fine-tuning of what is here.
We brought life into desertified land, we levitated rocks and materials to build and shape space, building shelters with the consciousness of the materials and the space itself. We were in communion with wind, rain, earth, sky and sea -using our extra-ordinary capacities for the good of the whole including ourselves and the earth and intelligences from beyond the Earth.
And so much more….. !!!
I wonder what it is you might be able to remember and access of your own knowing and magical capacities?
Who are we really? Beyond the mask of the small self?
I realised that my greatest gift for now is to be the space of that inner playground of knowing and exploration and invite you all to join me in rediscovering our capacities.
Can we be the alchemists with the molecules in co-creation with all the forces of nature through vibrational alignment following the language of energy?
And can we be the questions that open the doors for new possibilities.
Who would like to join me?
What: A large group of us started with 7 days of exploration in October 2017 –
each day for 7 days had questions to guide the exploration and a sound vibrational field to work with, experiment with new ways of being and explore how we can be alchemists of consciousness and matter.
Making use of my magical capacities to create sound vibrational fields from my playground capacities allowed everyone to access their own inner playground and discover the gifts and capacities that are ready to be rediscovered to contribute to the world and to their lives at this time.
In January/February 2018 we will continued this journey of uncovering our capacities fas a 7 week program
due to the fabulous results many participants experienced
I have made this available as a 7 step program
If you wish to find out about it or take part in it go to:
I look forward to exploring and creating with you!!
Thank you for being you here and now on this beautiful planet, at this crucial time when we are all asked to step up into more potency to create in communion with the Earth and all of Life! x
Some of the Feedback and Experiences from the 7 day exploration
‘..I have been transported to a place of 100% wonder, and I think I want to live here for the rest of my existence….’Helen
‘It was fantastic. Really exciting journey with the sounds. I connected with and entered realms of vibration where being „magical“ is simply as it is, normal, where form is not as solid as it is in this physical reality. so familiar, and yet, I found my physical structure was not always able to fully open into and become these vibrations, I met the „inertia“ of matter in my awareness, of very slow vibrations that feel stuck or fixed, my nervous system was challenged …. I want to go through the 7 days again, to deepen and give the listening and being with the vibrations more time and space. Its a sense of slowing down in order to accelerate, if this makes sense.
The sounds themselves were magical, carrying the power of pure intention, merging with patterns and harmonies of creation, opening and transforming as many layers as they could touch within my (human) field of consciousness … And it´s also brought me „back“ in time or „forward“ or to a higher possibility or potential whatever you like – a memory of sounding with or through the elemental, spiritual, angelic, devic dimensions, birthing new ways, playing with creation, while being in a much less physical body, much more etheric, fluid, vibrant … pretty much what you are doing here . Beautiful magical being. thank you for your GIFTS!!!’Ilona
‘..we are children of the forest, learning to return there..’ Marie
‘I listened to it twice and I found myself each time on a different playground of magic, loved it ? The first time it moved me to my tears as the sounds touched the deepness of my soul while for the second time the resources emerged and it was sooooo empowering! One dimension was working on my cells and the other on my relationships with people around me. AND I HAD A FANTASTIC BUSINESS MEETING AFTERWARDS! ? Such inspiration, I am so grateful!’ Sabina
When the reactor at Fukushima started this ongoing catastrophe of radiation pollution on the planet, we had a very strong question about what it was we could do to assist the Earth and the consciousness on the planet for this dis-aster to become a contribution to the evolution.
We saw that our greatest contribution at that time was to craft instruments in conscious co-creation with the Earth and the consciousness of the universe – creating vibrational morphic fields of possibility that would
invite new organisms, able to deal with and transform radiation and pollution,
enable shifts in consciousness that would allow humans to live in partnership with the Earth and other species.
invite new ideas, inventions, possibilities, solutions … from a different level of consciousness.
Seven of us came together for a week of crafting at the beautiful Allanton World Peace Centre – home of the peace-poles and first peace pole henge… in September 2014 to craft instruments in conscious co-creation. We were held by the community and land of the centre in a wonderful supportive field.
One of the singing bowls I crafted during this time was a medium large bronze bowl that took me on an amazing journey during its creation process.
It took me right into the creative force present inside the nucleus of a cell and an atom – and at the same time out into space where stars are being birthed and to the field of creation – by some called ‘the white field’. The consciousness of the white lions joined me there and they contributed to the crafting of this bowl, which occurred in the auric field of a glorious cedar tree.
The sound and vibration of this bowl is making the creative field available
This bowl has travelled around the globe with me on our songlines journey – blessing us and the Earth with its presence and vibration.
Yet when it returned to its place of birth in 2016 for singing bowl making retreat at the Allanton World Peace Centre, its energy seemed to open up to another level of vibrational presence – s if more of its potency had woken up.
Several people were deeply moved by its tone and the vibrational reality it created.
I realised that bowls can not only change but also grow in their potency and emanation.
Inspired by this bowl 2 more bowls were called forth.
One was a commission from an elder from the Findhorn greater community who asked for a bowl for the Earth. During the process of its making it received the name : The Blue Earth Bowl.
Friday of last week 16/10/16 found Gabriella Songbird, Heather Cowen and myself preparing to open a weekend of wonders in Avebury. On the eve of World Dragon Day we invoked the creative forces to ignite fresh pathways of light for New Earth, through strands of sound and words that express the Cosmic vibrations.
On Sunday Gabriella & Heather were the last to share their gifts at the Silver Threads of Starlight Sound, Elven Wisdom, and Dragon Tales event, with a story about an ancient dragon egg hatching in our time to birth a new era.
More of their amazing sounds were woven, to pull together all the strands of expanded consciousness that had been expressed throughout the day, reminding us of the possibilities for further evolution. Aspects of the Full Moon alignment in the solar system amplified the transformative properties within us all. As new waves and ways of being were welcomed, the old was highlighted, calling for its release.
I, for one, feel truly blessed to have been a part of this co-creation. As I looked into the eyes and heart of those who were drawn to join us at this gathering, I know I was not the only one. We were all touched by the beauty and vibrational content of our time together.
(A review from: Silver Threads of Starlight Sound, Elven Wisdom & Dragon Tales. Avebury. 16.10.16 by Sue Coulson)
The magical journey of the birth of a new frequency / bell
A few months ago, I set out for a retreat at my favorite healing center, “Bridge Between the Worlds” in Keswick, Virginia. While this space has held vast transformational healing experiences for me, among the most memorable were the time I first met Gabriella while on retreat with my mom and sister (oh the stories she shared) and the time Mom and I had the privilege of hearing (and feeling) Gabriella and Heather weave sounds together.
Mom passed a month after that concert, the sacred vibration of the evening I believe was an invitation for her to surrender, to carry the music into the ultimate grace of Oneness.
My mom was my mirror and my microphone. I saw and heard myself through her affirmations of light and love. Now that she has crossed over, I wonder, who am I without my mom’s vision of me and what is the sound of my voice without her to hear it?
On my most recent visit to the Bridge, I sat down with Maggie, my most gifted healer, and unloaded the weight of my grief, my fear, and my hope for the next chapter of my life. On her table, Maggie’s hands peeled away the dense layers of my suffering until she reached my core. And there, unburdened by the density of living in form, I was free.
In this raw and vulnerable place, I opened to my guides’ message. Through Maggie, they explained that the human race is like a band of musicians and while I’ve often sought out to be the drummer in this life, my frequency is really that of the smallest bell. It is quiet and gentle… and oh so powerful. Maggie was guided to play this instrument, made by Gabriella, over my body and I was immediately brought Home.
Yes, that is my sound. That is my power. That is my voice.
Maggie let me borrow her bell for the length of my retreat. I played it often to remind myself of my gospel, the truth of it washing over me like a prayer and becoming deeper with each strike. While the bell may be overpowered by louder instruments, it has an ethereal magic that can break through the noise of the world and be heard by those who want to hear it. Maybe that’s what writing is for me, the mighty little bell.
Upon my return home, I reached out to Gabriella to share my experience, my revelation, and my gratitude for her part in it. And I asked if she could craft a bell just for me… what she did was more than I could have ever dreamed.
After a lengthy phone chat that included a beginner’s education on crafting sound pitch and tone, Gabriella sent me a variety of sound bites to determine which most supported my being. Together, we fell easily into the metaphor of sounds that felt most like Home and those that felt like places I might like to visit. A masterful reader of energy and vibration, Gabriella loved me through this process with deep intention and patience.
Once we identified my “home sound,” Gabriella approached its manifestation with sacred tenderness and grace. She co-created with the elements throughout the bell’s journey and sent me images of the physical process and explanations of the accompanying energetic alchemy. Instead of attempting to describe the power of her poetic interpretations, I offer a few excerpts…
….Then my awareness moves to the vibrational reality of your home star / planet place of origin….I sense your lineage and tribe, those of your vibration come close to assist and contribute. A strong yet light presence – as all the rainbow colours move over the metal – more etherial than I am used to. Pink and gold is prevalent and at some point silver – mixed in with the hues of green, purple, orange……
…On the second round of hammering I sense more deeply into that frequency of your home: It feels way beyond what we here create as our reality of form and structure, in fact it feels outside of form and structure, outside linearity, concentricity and definition.
Energetically I perceive no limitation to creativity – the imagination is flying, birds and insects are flying and clouds are moving fast through the sky. The environment is a perfect match for the frequency as the soft breeze keeps everything in constant movement. Wow, what else is possible?
…Then yesterday I continued with the hammering and deepening of the bell. I felt that what was being asked for was that the frequencies and vibrations that had been accessed and poured into the bell from your home planet wanted to be made available and integrated in tangible way into your life and body, so that what you can bring forward with those frequencies can create something totally new on this planet for this Earth and all beings of Earth and this universe – as you embody the frequencies
…I experienced during the hammering that there was quite a bit of recalibration required. For a long time the sound was pulled in different directions while the different frequency ranges were trying to adjust to each other to create something that would be a match but not diminish and reduce anything. I asked the atoms and molecules to adjust and shift and allow a new way of vibrating….
And then a most unexpected gift… the invitation made by Heather to include Mom in the alchemy. As Mom added a “drop of elixir” to my bell, Heather and Gabriella were moved to sound, capturing their weaving for me to hear later. Oh, Mom was so alive in their vibration! Can you imagine a greater offering of Love? And the sound of the bell after that final transmission is like liquid love, a baptism of rebirth and possibility.
Now, with great anticipation, I wait for the bell to arrive at my doorstep– just in time for my mom’s birthday. My sister and I have decided to bring our sounds to the labyrinth to honor Mom on her day. I will bring my bell and Holly will bring her drum. And we will meet each other in the space between the sounds we make. That’s where our Mom is. Reminding us of the beauty and boldness of both of our voices.
Thank you, Gabriella and Heather, for assisting me on my healing journey to wholeness.
The UK has voted to step out of the European Union. What does this symbolise and mean to the larger picture and to many of us personally? one thing is sure; it will have huge ripple effects worldwide. Unions are dissolving into smaller units….
What are borders? and how did we make them real? The land , the Earth , the sky has no borders but transitions into different states of being where Earth meets sky or sea, river or mountain….
So many who are displaced and seeking new places to be.
The vast migrations are continuing and amplifying.
I heard two voices in the last couple of days that stood out to me:
One spoke of our response to any situation creating and shaping our reality. So if we focus on the despair and sadness and what might be wrong we could create just that. Yet if we respond with openness and questions as to what can we create from here? What new possibilities might present themselves that have not been here before? What could and can we create and shape?
Another voice spoke of the splitting of the worlds of those who choose to live in harmony with the Earth and consciousness being asked to be completely fluid and unattached to any forms and boundaries, while those trying to hold on to form and preserve structures might create more tightness.
How do we navigate this ?
Gold Consciousness: the pure vibration of gold and the consciousness it represents
We have been shown through our attunenements that the original purpose of gold in the place of a crown or in the hands of rulers, kings and queens was to assist them to attain and maintain a vibrational state of consciousness that would act and think for the greater good, for the good of the whole – the earth, the nation, the cosmos and all of life. We were also shown that throughout the ages the vibration dropped and has not been able to be maintained – in fact has been distorted and turned on its head making gold the symbol for personal gain and power over.
So at this time of countries and nations going tribal and wishing to become separate and sovereign, we invite the true meaning of sovereign as being fully responsible (response able) and acting and thinking for the good of the whole – including the Earth, All Beings, Nature and Future generations.
On the day of the UK referendum regards the UK’s relationship to the European Union I was moved to craft a singing bowl of pure gold with the intention to invite the consciousness of Gold.
You can access the sound of the golden bowl here:
Comments: Utterly stunning, in the presence of the sound of the golden bowl i feel the irrepressible joy of embodied, sentient life on such a precious, gorgeous planet. I feel the pull of YES WE CAN!!! and the clarity of opportunities for more love, compassion, empathy and wisdom in the post-making-of-the-golden-bowl future. You truly chose an auspicious day to make this bowl. H.TB
Wow! That’s stunning, It makes me feel vast. I hear a calling in its sound, a quality that demands attention – wake up!!. My skull has gone all tingly, and I realize I was holding my breath with my mouth open. I love the birdsong accompaniment.
Thank you for co-creating it. I wonder what it can contribute to the future of our planet? J.G
A bold idea shared with my world wide community. –
What can be created through sound and vibration beyond what we know so far that would contribute to a world in change and crisis? ? –
A Study and Enquiry Project.
Would you like to explore the exponentialization of the work and effects possible through the creation of sound vibrational fields?
What can we contribute to a world that is fastly moving into more chaos and huge change? .
As many of you know I have been working/playing with sound and vibration – weaving strands of consciousness and frequency into sound vibrational morphic fields of new possibilities for the last 14 years and have seen some amazing things happen.
Sound Vibrational Weaving as it has evolved over these years is really a co-creative process involving a state of conscious attunement with time and space – co-creating with the intelligence(s) of nature, the Earth and the spirits of place and time.
This also includes the alchemical work with the crafting of singingbowls, which anchors new vibrational possibilities into an instrument of sound.
Many of you have felt and experienced the effects of sound vibrational weaving and have told me/us about the way sound weaving can really shift things physically as well as energetically – you have spoken about alignment and coherence, pain disappearing, blocks shifting, perspective changing , and the whole field changing energetically and more.
Similarly you have reported how powerfully transformational and alchemically creative the work of the singing bowls can be.
This is also an invitation to be in active co.creation as the recipient – partnering.
I wonder what else sound vibrational fields might be able to create?
If we combine our focus and energy what is possible beyond what we might have been able to imagine so far?
In dreams and visions I have seen myself with a team and groups of people in areas of desert and devastation weaving vibrational fields that assist regeneration, growth and life force – returning deserts and wastelands to green healthy vital places, where life could once more exist and flourish.
I have also seen sound vibrations awaken sleeping aspects in people – activating deep remembering of soul, spririt and being – often beyond this physical existence.
I wonder what sleeping parts could be awakened in humanity to activate us as conscious galactic and earth citizens with empathic intelligence and limitless creativity contributing to the whole – creating more for all?
Before taking the application of this work out into the world more widely, I would like to substantiate the research of the effects over a period of time.
I would like to study the effects more systematically, both as they apply to places and to individuals as well as work with groups.This would be carried out over a period of time.
If this impulse inspires and resonates with you I would like to invite you to join me and become a creative part of this study.
Would you like to be involved in this study and or contribute to it?
Areas of this study include:
Studies of the effects of sound vibrational weaving on spaces
Studies of the effects of sound vibrational weaving on individuals and groups
Studies of the effects of vibrational fields of groups working together over a period of time
Anything else you might come up with?
1) For studies of the effects of sound vibrational weaving on spaces:
If there is an issue in your location you would like assistance with or bring attention to this would be a great way to bring energy towards it:
This could be your house, your land, your town, neighbourhood and anything you are aware of in your vicinity that you wish to bring attention to.
Option A) Working with a place on location: You would host me for a sound vibrational weaving. (We could check in whether you would like me to come on my own or whether it would be beneficial to have 2 sound weavers, in which case Heather could join me) Together we would tune in with the space and co-create with the spirit(s) of the space an intentional vibrational field through the sound vibrational weaving.
Option B) Working with a Place at Distance: We would do the prep talk and attunement for the place together by phone or skype and would then create the vibrational field from wherever we are at a given time.
Then you would keep a record of what happens over a period of time in relation to what we asked for and invited.(record sheets provided)
2) For Studies of the effects of sound vibrational weaving on individuals
If you would like to bring attention to an issue that you are dealing with physically, psychologically or any other that you would like assistance with and be a part of this study:
Option C: In Person: You would have a one to one session with me. Through our attunement we address the issue and I co-create a sound vibrational weaving for and/or with you. You would receive a recording of the session if you would like that.
Option D: At distance: We would have our prep talk and attunement by phone or skype and – either create the sound vibrational weaving while we are online together
– or I co-create the sound vibrational field at a given time with you present and attuned wherever you are and then send you the recording.
You would keep a record of what happens during the session and over a period of time in relation to what we asked for and beyond.
I am also open to working with groups. Please get in touch.
3)For Studies of theeffects of vibrational fields of groups working together with sound weaving over a period of time:
We would offer a sound vibrational weaving workshop for a group teaching the basics of the creation of vibrational morphic fields through sound weaving and a group would then form to continue working together with intention and sound on a regular basis over a period of time.
the group could apply themselves to issues close by or far afield
I would mentor the group both from a distance and in person
What you get out of it:
You would receive whatever harmonization, changes and awareness we can bring and co-create for you, the land, the issue, the earth. –
A perfect way to bring energy and continued attention to a personal or environmental/land issue.
If you have a personal issue you wish to bring attention to as part of this study you would receive whatever healing, harmonizing, aligning and change we might be able to co-create.
The observing, tracking and recording of the effects brings more energy and awareness to the issue than would be available with a normal session and could exponentialize the effects.
What possibilities might open up?
What you agree to:
You would agree to:
1) write/record the initial issue brought to the session /process and your experience of the work
2) observe, track and record the effects over a period of time (Record sheet will be provided)
3) agree to me using the data of this study publicly with or without your name/ location. This is not a scientific clinical but an experiential study
4) Financial contribution/exchange: For the context of this study I will make my sessions available at a lower rate) : Applies to Options: 1) B and 2) C&D
90 min Sound vibrational Weaving session £60 instead of £85
study project session
(includes mp3 recording. Add £5 to receive a physical CD to work with)
(this does not apply to coming to location in person – see below)
– For option 1 A) below – in person on location. For meTo come out on location we would negotiate and see what we can create. If you wanted to be a host for land we would work it out together as to how we can make it work creatively. To raise funds For this option you/we might consider getting a group together as in a sound weaving evening but for a very specific purpose. Everyone would be benefited by the field created and would contribute to amplify the field.
I would like to raise at least £100 plus travel expenses to come on location, so creating a group sound event would assist this.
For option 3) Working with a group on an ongoing basis: There would be a charge for the preparatory workshop – a training session in the fundamentals of creating sound vibrational fields to get the group started and for long term mentoring. ( If you are interested please get in touch and we can negotiate time frames and rates)
If you are interested and you would like to propose a different arrangement I would also like to hear from you. please get in touch
Other ways to contribute:
If you have any other creative ideas that could contribute to this study project and/or make it work for you and more, please let me know. Bright new ideas and even way out ideas are welcome! please get in touch, I’l love to hear from you!
If you have feedback from previous sound weaving experiences or bowl making experiences you could write or speak (record) about, that could be really helpful. If any of you have information about ways of measuring and compiling these data that could be hugely helpful ,i.e. I will investigate ways of tracking immediate effects – i.e measure bovis units of energy, Kirlian photography e.t.c.
You could make afinancial contribution to support acquiring measuring equipment, travel and contribute to scholarship places for people and/or places wishing to be a part of this research. (see donation button below:)
If you feel called and inspired by this opportunity, please get in touch and please don’t limit what may be possible.
What else can be created that we haven’t yet conceived?
email: firstname.lastname@example.org put ‘study project’ in the subject line
or call me on +44 7759 636803
I look forward to hearing from you and co-creating with you! Thank you !
If we thought that Africa had shown us everything about our origins on this planet, we were in for a surprise. Very soon it was shown to us that the culture of the aboriginal lineage – although not as old in time as human life on the African continent – held something very different and special for the consciousness of humanity. There is a stream of consciousness of star connection similar and different to the one we experienced in Africa with a purity that held the connection to our cosmic origin undisturbed for over 40thousand years.
We learnt of a beautiful equinox gathering of lightworkers that was happening syncronistically in Uluru at the same time that we landed in Australia, which we connected with on our journey.
We arrived in Sydney descending into cloud and rain. Lightning and thunder were close to follow.
Temperatures much lower than what we were used to. Autumn had arrived.
Our first leg took us to Canberra, Australia’s Capital city – seemingly placed in the middle of nowhere. But soon we learned that this area had long been used as a site of council and gathering of elders, so the energies would be perfect for parliament and continuing council. Was the site chosen consciously?
We were welcomed by a beautiful new friend – Michael – who the next day took us to a place of gathering and council of the ancients and aborigines. A site of iron rocks – a small hill in a vast bowl in the landscape, where we proceeded to do our first ceremony to honour this land, the ancestors and all beings of this land.
From there we followed a beautiful invitation to a coastal area of New South Wales – the Sapphire Coast, where another new beautiful friend Sarah had extended a warm invitation to be introduced to the land that she now works with. Along yet another dirt road at the moment the sun began to set we arrived high up on a hill on land of green hills with horse and cow pastures, eucalyptus woods and beautiful views.
We had just enough daylight left to set up tent – our first time to sleep on the land. The stars were bright and autumn winds had cooled down the temperature, but what glorious joy to sleep out with the horses around the tent, the cicadas singing and the stars bright – woken by the rising sun and Australian birdsong.
Sarah had received clear guidance in night that she had to take us up the mother mountain Gulaga – a major sacred site of the aborigines and ancients connected with the energies of creation itself – a major pilgrimage of 4 h ascent and 2 h descent, for which we had to get ready.
We left precariously late for the mammoth task –midday had passed – to set off towards the mountain of many legends and a sacred site of millennia – gathering place for sacred ceremony and teacher of many tribes and ancestors current and past.
We started our pilgrimage in silence – allowing ourselves to get into the rhythm of climbing a mountain – not having done it for several years! – While enjoying the smells, sounds and sights of the forest, we were also pushed physically….
Lunch was had perched on a huge rock with views of the distant sea when we spotted a huge red-belly-black snake at the bottom of the rock. Giving thanks for the snake medicine of transformation we continued to ascend. For the last part of the ascent both Heather and me had crisis and doubt come up when we realized how far we still had to go , how late it was and that most certainly part of our descent would be after sunset.
Sarah held firm with her knowing of the guidance so we kept going – processing our doubts.
For me I was with several pilgrimages I had undertaken back in 2001 and 2002 in Scotland – climbing the mountains: Ben Hope and Ben More on my birthdays while my Mother was sick with cancer – and both times I had not made it up to the top due to circumstances of weather (mist, fog, rain … e.t.c.) and even though I had been ok with the choices I had made , when we kept pushing on beyond the point of comfort, I realized something else was happening and something else in me was activated and at that point. I had the opportunity to feel and to let go of shame, inadequacy, regret, remorse and any sense of guilt that my turning back then might have contributed to my mum’s departure – feelings I hadn’t even known that I had. It also felt like I was releasing these for many who were carrying these feelings, emotions, thoughts and patterns…..
For Heather the process of crisis was even more dramatic, where she physically ran into a breathlessness state – gasping for breath – like in an asthma or panic attack. She took the opportunity to process some very deep patterns of family, lineage, ancestry and many more. Huge grief and rage from ages and eons…. She kept giving and surrendering it to the Mother Mountain until she was able to breathe again normally.
Shortly after we passed a major guardian stone and the rest of the ascent seemed much faster and shorter than anticipated.
But nothing prepared us for what awaited us:
Incredible rock beings – huge naturally sculpted – holding court.
Each rock had its own story in the creation of being part of the council of creators – snake stone, dolphin stone, past , present and future rocks balanced on top of each other.
In the last warmth of the late afternoon sun – just before it was preparing to set – we communed with the stones, held council, honoured the ancients and played our instruments with prayers for the Earth and all beings – honouring their rightful place within all that is…
We felt deeply honoured to be here – even though our descent was looming with the sun close to setting and a steep path ahead.
We descended the Mother mountain with gratitude in our hearts – enjoying the evening chorus, the views of the sea, the colours of the sunset and then the gloaming.
But as the light faded Heather fell badly 3 times on her knees and we invited assistance for the last part of our journey in the twilight and then dark. I made a walking stick , we slowed down rather than speed up and had our eyes and feet adapt to the dark. We made it – walking the last stretch in the dark with the stars of the southern cross getting stronger – an epic journey – welcomed but also stretched and moulded by the Mother mountain.
We slept again under the stars – deeply and well – knowing that the next day would take us on a new pilgrimage down the coast to bring Heather to the place of her ancestry and family – a long way south.
In the morning I found that in the dark the night before I had lost or left my jacket before getting into the car, so we needed to retrace our steps and head a half hour back up north. As we were there we decided to just visit the dolphin beach with view to Gulaga mountain that Sarah had highly recommended to us. We let go of the last remnants of whatever we had carried – giving thanks to the mountain when we saw the snake. Dead but incredibly beautiful at the edge of the water of a small inland lagoon between the beach and the mountain where black swans held court: A diamond back snake confirming the transformation! This gave us the blessing to continue the journey south.
Since then we have been staying close to Heather’s sister – spending holy week together – allowing hugely deep healing, opening, softening, melting of old patterns that have been carried for generations.
So here we are on Maundy Thursday preparing for the Easter transformations…
3 years ago my dad died on palm sunday the Sunday before Easter Sunday 2012 and we spent the holy week of transformation with my family in Germany. How awesome is that? Not that we usually pay much attention to this festival, but it’s a strong field in the collective consciousness that can and has been facilitateting huge shifts!
Easter Saturday – the day when the bells are silent – we went out to swim with dolphins, but they had other business to attend to, so we ended up swimming with seals, which was fabulously wonderful – watching them dance and spiral in the water, play with each other and when they swam right underneath me releasing a load of bubbles, it felt like being tickled by joyful giggles from below all along my body.
We were in the extraordinary situation of being able to see the total lunar eclipse from the front of the house we were staying in.
We held space for the duration of 3 hours while the shadow of the earth moved across the moon.
During the time when it was total we walked down to the beach out of reach of streetlights. I felt myself joining heartflames with many beings around the globe in many dimensions – holding the Earth in a golden ball of heartflames during the transit through the window of dark with the prayer that the dark womb may give rise to the creative chaos of more possibility for the Good of All.
An awesome experience! The window of darkness lasted for over half an hour while the tiny sliver of light on the edge moved from one side to the other side of the moon. We were surprised when the news said the next day that this was the shortest ecplise and only lasted for 10 minutes! Where were they? Did time expand or stand still for us while the deeply internal shifts happened?
Easter Saturday is symbolically and historically celebrated as the time between death and resurrection – the time in the ‘underworld’, so what incredible timing for this event to occur?
Easter Sunday found us celebrating with a sound weaving for transformation….in a small intimate circle of family and friends.
When we left the Mornington peninsula we took in the amazing beaches, cliffs and Eucalyptus bushland as we headed west and north. On our way we had chance encounters with people telling us the stores of the land we were moving through and we ended up as our next stop in the Geriwerd mountains sleeping at the foot of a mountain on the edge of the forest. Kangoroos greeted us in the morning just outside the front door.
In the Geriwerd mountains we learnt about the dreaming of this area – one of the creation stories, which included a giant Emu and her vast egg. The interactions of the Emu with the human braves of this land in ancient times sculpted the landscape and is still to be found in the stars. Every landscape has its own creation story, which is now still to be found in the land and the stars. It is the Dreaming of the land…. Many stories superimposed creating a living tapestry. Walking these mountains we could feel those who had populated these areas for thousands of years… They are still part of the land – even though now different races walk upon it and use the land in very different ways than has been done for many thousands of years before the last 200 when the white settlers from Europe arrived.
One of the Dreaming stories of the Adelaide landscape is about an elder who in grief carries his dead nephew across the land along the shore and everywhere he stopped and cried, a spring sprang from his tears. The sacred springs can to this day be found.
On our return to the east coast we chose an inland route through the outback – following the river Murray – one of the main arteries of this continent – as much as we could. This river highlights some of the huge issues facing Australia now. Being a main source of life to many communities, plants and animals for hundreds of miles across the south-eastern part of the continent, so many take from the river, that it is losing its lifeblood and vitality towards the end of its long journey to the extent that it is so small at its mouth that the pressure is not enough to stop the incoming sea from silting and salting up the land. We walked on the salty mud and sand – a sensation not to be forgotten, the crunch of the salt crust with every step.
Even further upstream in the middle of the low lying landscape we found vast areas of salty white planes where dead trees are the visible remnants of a once fertile landscape. The salt planes are spreading with every year as the vacuum of sweet ground water is filled by the encroaching seawater.
We saw the impact of a big dam of the river, which markedly improved the landscape upstream into a verdant fertile landscape of wine and fruit growing –creating a marked contrast to the impoverished dry and struggeling land downstream.
This formulated a very powerful question in our consciousness:
How can each person – each community use the natural resources of their environment in away that contributes to the health of the whole – not depleting the system but adding to it!
Out western approach of ‘each man for himself’ supported by the system of capitalism and competition rather than co-operation visibly depletes the natural environment allowing individuals and corporations to use resources unsustainably, leaving vast areas and the majority of the world population empoverished while the few flourish.
This contrast was made so amazingly visible and obvious by this one river and the health of the land/ population surrounding it at every point.
4 years ago We met a fantastic example of how a community can use resources sustainably –even create more for themselves and at the same time create more and add to the whole district and land around them – when we lived at Tamera Biotope peace community for a month in 2011. www.tamera.org
Alone in their water management project the community has successfully created 3 large lakes at different levels by capturing the yearly winter rainwaterfall that used to simply run off, erode the land and flow into the sea. Those 3 lakes not only provide community of 170 heads hundreds of guests and students with all their freshwater needs throughout the year –growing food and trees but has also raised the ground water table of the whole region. It literally reversed the desertification process that had started to kill the vegetation of the land , which had progressed from the highest points on the land, the hilltops, from where plantroots could no longer reach the receding watertable and hills became bare deserts rather than the forests they had been.
Within a few years of the Tamera lakes filling up, the hilltops were able to sustain trees again and an area of many miles radius around the community revived due to more water being available and a new seepage spring feeds a brook that now runs through the year – even in the dry season. http://www.tamera.org/basic-thoughts/healing-water/
It takes a shift of attitude from ‘I look after MY needs and MY livelihood first’ at the cost of others and the environment to: ‘How am I part of the Whole Organism that is Earth her multitudes of ecosystems and as such how can my livelyhood contribute to the Whole and increase the Wellbeing of All while also caring for me?’ allowing all to thrive.
What would it take for us to wake up to this truth that unless all cells are well in this Earth organism of ours no one can be completely well.
We had to complete the first half of our Australia journey by returning to Canberra – Australia’s city of government. We spent a night in a cabin by the river Murray and then went north. All day I felt that there were stories and the spirit of aboriginal people around us.
When we tuned in, we could feel shock and grief in relation to what had happened to the land and the original people of the land…. We felt and realized that it was different to how we often feel that souls that have died in Trauma need assistance to move on and release this plane of existence. We could sense that the aboriginal people – having lived with this land as part of this land for thousands of years undisturbed were literally part of this land and it wasn’t about moving on.. All we felt to do was to deeply honour, give respect and deepest gratitude and apologies as we stopped in the highpoint hill in the middle of a bowl surrounded by mountains at sunset near . The colours in the sky and earth displayed the aboriginal flag of red and black with the circle in the middle being the golden orb of the setting sun.
We reached Canberra in the dark and our friend Michael took us through the promenade which in the same way as in Washington DC is layed out from parlament through a layline directly to the highest point in the land…. We played the bells with a prayer and connection to the heartflames of All Beings holding the Earth in a golden ball of heartflames. Michael saw an aboriginal Elder in spirit form wave us to come to a sacred spot on the top of the mount, where we sang for the land and the Earth…
A beautiful completion of the first half of our Australian Songlines Journey.
The second half of the Australian Songlines Journey took us to Byronshire and Southern Queensland.
Byron Bay is the most easterly point on the Australian continent, where the Australian day begins when the first rays of the sun light up the tip of Wollumban (also known as Mt Warning). This mountain is another sacred mountain around which many stories and myths live in the land and the original people – the Bundjalung far and wide within its reach. Wollumbin has more than one dreamtime legend attached to it. Some dreamtime legends say Wollumbin means ‘cloud catcher’ or ‘weather-maker’, others say it means ‘Warrior Chief’ or ‘Turkey/ Eagle”. In the sacred traditions only initiated men in ceremony would go to the top of the mountain for ceremony with the Warrior Chief .
We experienced him as the male counterpart to the Mother mountain we were taken to in the beginning of our journey down under. His presence can be powerfully felt and seen for many miles into the country and the coast.
When we approached him, we felt to stop and tune in a good few miles away in full view. As we opened our minds , hearts and awareness, I suddenly saw a face taking shape in the top part of the mountain and the eyes open – looking at us – to begin with seemingly serious and enquiring and over time as I introduced myself and my heartfelt wish to approach in respect and honour I perceived a smile and joy in the eyes of the mountaintop face. I felt the invitation to come and be with the heart of the mountain.
We stopped in a little town at the foot of the mountain to orient ourselves. An elder Aboriginal man greeted us and we felt moved to ask how and where best we might connect to the heart of the mountain. He seemed to read and check our energy fields for a little while and then said that we should walk into and up the mountain as far as we felt and we would know when we were connecting with the heart. We had no business at the top but we would know and feel where to be.
He also shared with us that his lineage was in part from this land – the bunjalon , which is lush and rich rainforest country– and in part from the very north of the continent – from the desert and he alternates between living here and out in the desert as he is called. We felt utterly welcomed and received by the mountain and the land through him.
Being in the rainforest on the mountain was an experience of being surrounded and bathed in the most beautiful sounds of nature, the song of the birds unlike any I had known or heard in Europe, the silences inbetween and the heart of the mountain…….
The coast and beaches of Byron are extraordinary places of beauty. We witnessed 2 pods of dolphins milling and then surfing the waves – a display of total joy and exuberance.
New friendships evolved in this glorious part of the world.
Our last week took us north into Queensland. The glass house mountains – the inner core magma of a volcano of which the rest of the outer sandstone landscape has eroded over 25 million years, leaving only the harder magma core from inside the volcano as witnesses of a very ancient past of this planet. Each mountain has an aboriginal dreamtime story. Many of those stories connect us back to the stars.
Without conscious effort, we found ourselves again and again at places where gold or other precious metals had been found and mined connecting a large web of the fine strands of gold consciousness.
For the culmination of our songlines journey we were invited to co-create a sound weaving in Brisbane with another beautiful sound healer who opened the door to us and assisted us to allow the sound to bring together all the strands of this journey in celebration and culmination on the Beltane ‘wesak’fullmoon, weaving them together as a tapestry for a new vibrational platform of being and possibility. Over 20 people gathered to receive the energy of all that had been a part of this journey. The message we received about this fullmoon: possibility for re-setting.