During this incredible time of everyone being in a different space than ‘normal’ all over the world, where the ‘normal’ we knew may not return in the same way, what is it we are asked to be and create to allow all of us collectively to emerge into a world that is functioning more from love, kindness, joy and interconnectedness of All Life and Earth rather than a world of fear, separation, isolation, control and so called ‘safety’?
What is each of us invited to create and ignite that can shift the collective towards a Future that we all would love to be a part of?
My own experience of this lockdown is one of beauty and joy – mixed in with pangs of anxiety about current political developments that are grist to the cauldron of transformation.
I am sensing myself in the right place for this time – in some way outside of time – I had a strong knowing that I needed to be in Portugal at this time, not in England and I arrived here just before the lockdown. I feel totally supported by nature and the community around able to give my contribution and do my work. In some way it has been such a gift to know that I don’t have to think of the next journey, I am just here, we plant a garden, seeds, plants and trees for the Future, grow vegetables to nourish and be present with the land and the bees.
From there I have the space to forge alchemical instruments that are huge assistants in this transformational journey – quite a few have been commissioned as alchemical tools for this time –
and create sound in co-creation with nature connect for the world.
-. Our small band who work with the bees decided early on to perceive ourselves as one household / family so we could continue the work with the bees at this vital time of the bee cycle. So we have been getting many bee homes ready for new swarms – many of which have been filled with new bee colonies in the last few weeks.
After last autumn’s massive bee dying in this area the bees have surprised us with a huge come back in many vital swarms from those colonies that survived. Many swarms found the homes we prepared for them and some even chose treehomes of their own choosing…
They have been showing us the amazing possibility of a vital comeback after a drastic demise – teaching us about death and rebirth as a natural cycle… I wonder what we can learn from the bees?
If you are interested you can find my bee blogs here
In my learning from the bees I receive so much about the hum of Being – where we as a group learn to move like a hive…..
There are the ones who fly out into the land to collect pollen, nectar, resin and water…. And with the flightpaths and flower meetings enliven, pollinate and gather nourishment, while those in the hive create the alchemy in the dark of the womblike cauldron, the transmutation of nectar into honey, pollen into pollenbread, resin into propolis and wax and more… The hum – sound of creation!
What alchemists of transmutation are we globally being asked to be at a time where society is going through a cryssalis stage of dissolution and change?
What imaginal cells do we need to empower and uphold in the face of destruction and breakdown?
What Future do we wish to co-create?
Being in the very local but international environment I have done much research independent of mainstream media and am very aware of so much of what is going on in the world, in various countries and worldwide. With global awareness I have been moved to work energetically and alchemically through sound, the forge, meditation, inner work, trauma release work, Ho-opono pono and the work with the bees, assisting to create wellbeing and wellness.
What’s going on politically behind the scenes?
In my research concerning the pandemic I have been following the energy of where I am guided to look, which has been mainly independent research and media, where I also learnt quickly, that all major public media outlets are now owned by the same few companies that all promote a similar narrative that justifies a prolonged lockdown/ state of emergency , which means also a suspension of civil rights, which has resulted in a lot of independent research and voices being censored and made unavailable, a powerful move towards world control by whoever might have that motivation. Stopping the freedom of speech, the freedom to gather and quite a few other constitutional, civil and human rights – some researchers who have seen what’s going on behind the szenes of the lockdown, where 5G is still being rolled out (without possible protests) discovered that surveillance / tracking of movement is being installed through cellphone technology and next on the agenda, biochip tracking technology within vaccines…that might become mandatory – of course all ‘for the Good and Safety of The Public’
Hmm – a very worrying scenario of an Orwellian society of total control – an agenda that seems to be rolled out with surprising speed and precision beyond individual governments.
A possible ‘reset’
On the other hand we have an interrupt of a society that was consuming and destroying the planet, Now a re-orientation is becoming possible to values we hold dear rather than simply ‘return to ‘normal’. Many people spend more time connecting with Earth in their garden or allotment, meditate and educate in new and deeper ways. I hear of innovative initiatives, caring people in times of crisis. This time seems to give us the opportunity to reconnect to what is truly important and of true value, like human connection, stillness, connection to Nature and Earth and contributing to a much bigger picture… And it seems to really require us to become clear about what we hold dear, what are our deeper values and how can we live by them.
Might we also be invited into a greater alignment with the greater cycles of time that our whole Earth and Solar system are moving through? Might these changes we are seeing part of these greater cycles? And what can we do and be to align and contribute?
There are also those who are suffering in isolation or those who are suffering within the confinement of domestic abuse, which has risen dramatically in certain sectors of society and countries – making those issues of ‘isolated’ units more acute.
In homeopathy there is a principle for healing, where sometimes when an organism has been in a chronic state of sickness, which means the illness had become ‘normalized’ and no progression towards healing was possible, one has to induce the acute state and symptoms of the disease, where symptoms momentarily get worse and amplified, so that from there a movement towards healing and change becomes possible with the right input to support the organism to self regulate, heal and evolve to the next level of wholeness.
Could it be that now Collectively we might be at such a point in time, where many symptoms of what is out of balance in our Societies are flagged up and we have the opportunity for change?
So within all this we seem to be presented with an amazing opportunity of a ‘reset’, from where we as an organism could choose a different trajectory and Future!
Some even speak of an advanced and more ‘ascended’ way of being with the planet and each other.
What could that be like?
To stimulate this re-evaluation of our lives on individual and collective levels
Charles Eisenstein has written a beautiful essay with all the topics and questions that are asking us to look at the choices we have been living from and that we are seeing the effects of and that will need to be redefined https://charleseisenstein.org/essays/the-coronation/
So what would be the ‘input’ required that would allow our superorganism of our world society together with the Earth and all of Earth’s inhabitants to move towards healing / wholeness and thriving?
And what can we be and do to create a Future we desire and the journey to co-create it in grace and beauty with the intelligence of All of life and the Earth herself?
Vibrational alignment and co-creation
We have been working with co-creation – inviting the intelligence of our invisible guides and helpers as well as the intelligence of nature, plants, trees, insects, bees……. and Earth for many years.
What can we contribute and co-create together at a time like this where we are in the big changes – with wars being waged in many areas and dimensions….?
We have put together some resources from our own work and that of others we have followed and admire.
Some Resources to to navigate the waves of these times and all that is arising while creating well-being and aligning with a much bigger galactic wave.
We have created a library of sounds and Sound vibrational meditations and co-creations with nature – enlivening soundfiles and videos, sound meditations and co-creations to assist and contribute to this time…..
Sound to align, heal, lift and transform, our soundcloud channel has lots of sound wands and uplifting sound contributions: https://soundcloud.com/
So now more than ever being in a vibration of gratitude and joy and creating from what we have is a most powerful starting point.
When we see things in the world that trigger us, more than ever we might wish to practice Ho-opon pono or shadow work, where we take responsibility for our part of whatever triggers us, – asking ourselves: ‘ where might I have co-created or am co- creating this situation in the past or present in whatever large or small way?’ -Whether its cognitive or non cognitive we can allow and embrace that part inwardly and invite it to come back into wholeness…I’ve created a Ho-oponopono bowl and a small Ho-oponopono video here: https://youtu.be/Y9COtghxqw0:
Trauma and Nervous System Release: And when we come across tension and fear, also know that some is ours and a lot is not, but we have the opportunity to transform and release it for the whole and for those who are in much worse conditions…. Doing practices that bring us back into easeful flow with life.
These can be practices of total presencing with ‘what is’ from a place of stillness and ‘being with. Allow yourself to be present with a symptom or tension or fear in Nature.
There are trauma release practices to allow our individual and collective trauma to melt and release. This means literally unwinding the nervous-system response that through trauma gets locked into fight, flight or freeze responses, which need to be rewired so that we can live from the easeful flow of an acoustic wave.
I have created a Soundmeditation to start the healing of trauma here
Transforming Tension: If we are vibrating in a space of tension and fear, lets stop and breathe, move from ‘doing’ into ‘being’ with the intention to release and transform the tension inside that reflects the tension outside and bring ourselves into the state of easefull flow – knowing ourselves as Oneness – becoming the wave of generosity, peace and connectedness, allowing the nervous system to be in relaxation rather than stress. Allowing the ‘ease of being’ and relaxation, peace, stillness and connectedness to allow the collective trauma patterns of freeze, fight and flight to release and transform
Can we expand and open in the face of contraction and, can we be in gratitude when faced with adversity, can we be the energy of wholeness and healing to wherever it might be required when tension arises?
https://www.greenmedinfo.com/ Great resource for any wholistic health issues. They have also extensively engaged with Corona and now with the agenda of enforced vaccinations to end lockdown with some great newsletter articles and resources:
While lockdown in some countries and areas has meant great hardship and even starvation and the advancement of 5G towers with enforced vaccinations including microchip tracking, mindcontrol and censorship with 5G and biochips – a very real possibility that I feel we need to be absolutely aware of and awake to and yet not become! e.t.c..
at the same time there is less pollution and in many it has opened the possibility of being still, reconnecting with nature and self and at least for a while I noticed a greater availability of stillness and peace, connectedness to Earth, plants, gardens and Nature and each other in a different way. So many people seem to use the time to re-evaluate their values and life and how they would like to live.
May we ride the wave of this time with grace through the storms of controversy and control and arrive at the other side in a thriving Future. Lets bring our attention and imaginative energy to that Future
The Alentejo Bee journals Spring 2020 1st installment mid March to mid April
Dear Bee and Earth lovers
I would like to write to you from a Southwestern rural area of Portugal in the Alentejo, where I arrived to be with bees before the worldwide lockdown occurred and decided to stay while it lasted.
I feel very good with my choice to be here as it allows me to be with land, with trees and bees, with the forge and the alchemy – nature, the Earth and all the truly supports life being completely available.
What called me back to the bees this spring?
There are major differences to being and working with the bees that I am learning and evolving here to any other ways of being with bees I have encountered before.
Years ago I became a bee keeper after attending an alternative bee keeping course, but then in order to have local back up I needed to join the local bee keeper’s society where I learnt practices that now I see were really invasive and detrimental to the wellbeing of the bees. In order to fulfill those what were called ‘necessary’ invasions of the hive body, I had to wear protective clothing / bee-suits – exposing no part of my body, so that the invasion could be executed without me feeling the feedback of the bees who very clearly warn an invader when opening a hive is an untimely trespass and harmful to the wellbeing of the hive.
So what we are practicing and learning here is so different and deeply honouring of the life of the bees, intending to support their well being and work, learn from them, co-create with them and be in communion with them, rather than perceive and use them as farm animals whose products are our economic support.
Approaching the bee hive:
We approach the hives barefoot, so we are in contact with the Earth and tune in with the hive before we approach to be in communion and if at any point we sense a requirement to open a hive (very rarely truly necessary) we would ask and tune in. We usually don’t wear protective clothing and we are welcomed by the bees – surrounded by the humm. Sometimes when we come too close we hear and respond to the more intense warning humm of a guard bee asking us to step back.
This Spring many bees including the honey bees have been coming in with new swarms and vitality earlier than usual:
As many of you know, last autumn this part of the Alentejo saw the demise of many many bee colonies – way more than any of the previous years, where there always were losses in the dry summers and the cold winters, but not like the losses experienced during the last season, which was way more extreme. What did the bees show us?
We were looking at how we can support all wild bees and in particular the honeybees as the alchemists and way showers of community thriving in these times?
We started to look at how bees living in symbiotic partnership with trees could really be supported both in their thriving and wellbeing – trees providing a much more profound shelter for bees that includes the microclimate of the tree, its internal apothecary, thick living walls to regulate extreme outside temperatures and moisture, shelter from Electromagnetic frequencies and more. So we started looking for log hives – hollowed out tree trunks with very big wall and created tree hives – using natural tree cavities and shaping them a little with cob to make them habitable for bee colonies. – see my first Bee blog Journeys with bees from last autumn
Throughout the winter and early spring several of my bee friends made interesting discoveries. Several of them found bee colonies who had settled in trees themselves, as if to confirm this re-wilding impulse of bees living more healthily in trees.
And then this spring, swarms of bees started to arrive early – full of vigor and vitality from the few surviving vital colonies.
I am so moved by these beings of light who are showing us a path. What did they know about dying and renewal that is now happening…? And what are they showing us regards living more closely in symbiotic partnership with trees, land, vegetation, Earth? A friend of mine speaks about the need to rewild ourselves…
In the early part of this spring we still found losses after the winter as well as some very vital survivors.
Part of the work in the early spring was to get hives ready for new swarms.
Various bee hives we work with:
We placed 5 log-hives on various lands – inviting bees into a hollow trunk home that was once a tree high off the ground.
We built a couple of tree hives in living trees, where we reduced the
vast open cavities with cob to create better sized and protected cavities.
We also placed a few what they call ‘swarm attractor’ boxes, where swarming bees can find temporary homes. They look more like the conventional square bee hive boxes,
And we also prepared some hives called top-bar hives that are installed to foster deeper human – bee relationships world – giving humans access to the bee world through a glass window at the back, whose cover can be opened to see the bees at work in their home without disturbing them and two tiny holes for stethoscopes, where humans can listen and meditate with the humm of the bees – a very profound experience. These hives need some improvements regards thicker walls and insulation for the bees – to make them long term sustainable but our first swarm chose one of these as their new home only a couple of days after we had prepared it and energetically invited a bee colony who would be happy to be a relationship building colony – being in communion and teaching us humans.
Swarming is an activity of renewal in the cycle of a bee colony, where half of the colony moves out to find a new home while the other half expands and allows a new young queen to take her place.
Have you ever had an experience where suddenly the air is filled with humm and there are bees everywhere? It is an unforgettable experience to be completely envelopped in a humm until the cloud of bees settles as a cluster – usually in a tree hanging from a branch. If you are lucky and the cluster is on a low branch you can even touch them and possibly collect them in a box if you have a beautiful home ready and waiting for a bee colony. Or you can leave them to find their own home.
Here a video of one of our early swarms this spring
Here in Portugal swarming season is in April, while in northern Europe swarms my not emerge until may/june.
This year here in the Alentejo swarms started to arrive in late march – earlier than usual.
Swarms have been arriving into our lives every few days over the last couple of weeks. It is such a joy and privilege to be party to this vitalizing activity.
Here a beautiful video of one of last years swarm :
Did you know that in conventional bee keeping swarming is attempted to be inhibited by expanding the bee hive, so that the bees are kept busy trying to fill up the bigger space with brood, honey and pollen and by removing queen cells that would produce new queens.
The bees are informing us that the yearly swarming of a colony is an act of rejuvenation for the queen and the colony. The queen takes half of the colony with her to find a new home and during that time is her only time during the year that she is outside in the light – renewing herself ( since her first nuptial flight when she became a queen). As soon as the colony has found a new home, she will be in the dark laying eggs and holding the colony in her auric field ( also through the scent and reach of her pheromones) for the rest of the season into the next spring, when the colony builds up enough stores and strength to once again dived into two and renew. The bees left behind in the old hive have enough stores and brood to keep going until one of the new princesses emerges from a queen-cell, takes herself out on her nuptial flight and returns as a new queen. Thus both halves of the colony have renewed themselves and expanded the diversity of the gene-pool and passed on evolutionary knowledge.
Guest article by Nita Gage: Close Encounters of the Unexplainable Kind
A “spiritual cathedral” was the description of the first crop circle I was privileged to experience in the summer of 2012 in Avebury, Wiltshire, England.
“Profound, mind blowing, my view of he world is turned upside down.” Lee exclaimed as she sat mesmerized in the center of a crop circle.
My friend Lee was visiting me while I lived in England. She is an Americancollege lecturer and generally intellectual and pragmatic, not usually impacted by new age spiritual experiences. I thought she might enjoy going to a crop circle in Wiltshire, just for a lark. I had longed to visit a crop circle for several years, sensing I would have a profound spiritual experience. Lee’s experience was the one I expected to have myself, thinking she might, at best, find it mildly interesting.. Yet it were her eyes that were glowing, her demeanor transformed, energized and yet visibly soft.
I, in contrast, walked away from the crop circle experience, feeling flat, somewhat confused and deeply disappointed that I had not been catapulted into spiritual awakening. I was somewhat embarrassed by my response and chose to keep it hidden from Lee and my other friends that day. Instead I focused on the beauty of the landscape and listened intently to the incredible experience Lee and the others were having
I was deeply perplexed and curious over the conflicting negativity of my experience with that of the others who found it uplifting and positive Over time, I came to understand my response leading me to revisit Wiltshire and a new crop circle that appeared two weeks later.
My friend Lee returned to America, and I was left to sort through the depression and despair I was experiencing after the crop circle. I dove into research about crop circles and the experiences people have when during their visits. Some people visiting the circles experience physiological effects including heightened awareness, feeling subtle energies, headaches, and a profound sense of peace. Research conducted with scientist Masahiro Kahata into brain wave patterns indicates that brain waves are affected by proximity to crop circles (CPR Database Ref. # 93-029,073, 079, 080). Spontaneous healings also have allegedly occurred inside crop circles.
“Aha,” I said out loud “headaches! So not all experiences are positive,” I found that somewhat comforting.
In the meantime, Lee called and told me that she was continuing to feel the expanded awareness and deep connection to a spirituality she had never experienced. And it is worth noting that two years later she reports to me that she has continued to be impacted by the shifts in her consciousness precipitated at the crop circle that day.
A few nights after the crop circle visit, I dreamed of being back in that same crop circle. It was a lucid dream in which I stood on the edge of the circle and as I entered it, my dream body shuttered, and I felt my very molecules and DNA dissolve. In the dream I was speechless, no words for the experience, no explanation, yet, I was at peace Floating to the center of the formation, slightly elevated from the ground in the dream I grasped the inexplicable nature of the creation of the crop circle phenomenon, and yet there was no confusion for me in the dream.
In the first moments of my awakening reverie, a message came to me explaining that my reaction of despair was the cognitive resonance of my rational mind seeing “the impossible” manifested in front of me. The egoic attachment to needing everything to be explainable, in that moment crumbled and I was left in a deep sense angst as I sensed the abyss of ‘not knowing.’ Though I have always been open-minded and could intellectually accept strange and unexplainable things in an abstract sort of way, the safety of my skepticism kept me at arms length from allowing full acceptance of mysterious phenomenon. The crop circle experience trumped my skepticism and on an unconscious level, suddenly everything I thought to be true and certain, no longer was. My false foundation of rational certainty was shattered. I was terrified that day, yet instead of experiencing terror, I collapsed into despair and depression.
The dream gave me a context to talk about my experience and to research it further. I called friends who work with the crop circles who assured me that my reaction was not uncommon and that I was being blessed with a deep spiritual awakening and breakthrough out of egoic consciousness. I was greatly relieved and knew that the transformative experience would be to return to a crop circle. Two days later I learned a new one had just formed near Avebury. I went with my friend Gabriella, a crop circle expert and accomplish sound healing practitioner, who had been with us to the first circle.
We arrived and instantaneously I felt the expanded awareness of stepping onto the formation. Electricity shot through me entire body. I sat down and meditated with Gabriella playing her singing bowls. We were miraculously the only people in the formation allowing us to meditate and sound the bowls without interference. Information seemed to come to me, almost as a download from the formation. I sensed that the formation came from messages deep within the earth. I felt my body resonate with the energy of the earth, the circle and the air creating an experience of oneness.
We sat a long while, then, in silence, we moved through the entire formation, spiraling through each compartment as though walking a labyrinth. We emerged, sounded the bowls one more time, looked at each other and knew we were complete with that experience.
Leaving a crop circle for the second time, I too, was for ever changed. Skepticism transformed to curiosity with a touch of discrimination and that shift in perception and thinking continues to impact all parts of my life. A renewed trust in the not knowing, the unfolding and emerging of existence doesn’t need a rational explanation. In fact, life is a whole lot more fun and filled with wonderment once the need to know cleared out and left space for experiencing the mystery of life on earth.
As I walked away, I asked for a message of guidance from the energy of the crop circle, what I got was this:
“You are charged with bringing others here to discover the wonderment and transformative energy of crop circles.” I knew then, at some point, I would be facilitating this trip to Avebury!
We live in a unique time in history during which the ancient indigenous knowledge and mythology of the past are fusing with the science of the present. Nowhere is this more evident than in the field of medicine. Modern medicine is open in a way it has never been before to alternative and complementary theories based on subtle energy. Some of these healing modalities, such as Reiki, create patterns and symbols with frequencies that facilitate healing. Shamanic Breathwork participants often speak of the symbols, sounds and energy experienced during their journey that they later learn are ancient healing energies.
Healing frequencies are used to shift mind and body. Sound waves create frequency patterns by vibrating particles into specific geometries. Words have vibrations and can change the composition of H2O (Emoto, 1997)
Many researchers have speculated that energy sound waves may have vibrated the earth and created crop circles. Others posited that crop circles are created by beings from other planets of dimensions. Many have observed orbs of lightmoving in patterns over the crops as the formations appear.
There are few unexplainable mysteries more accessible than crop circles. Each spring and summer these enigmatic patterns appear overnight in crop fields, particularly around the Avebury landscape temple in Wiltshire, England. Cosmic works of art, ET communications in sacred geometric format, pranksters’ hoaxes, spiritual guidance or a warning voice from Gaia, whatever your opinion crop circles are fascinating and truly remarkable. And, for many, life altering!