Do you listen to the birds? It is springtime and the birds are chirruping merrily all day long at the moment. Mostly, of course, in the early morning when they welcome the new day and if you are one of those early awake beings then remember to listen out for them. They share such joy with us and the different tones and sounds, made by the different species, are tuning in with the vibrational energies they feel all around and conveying powerful messages which we will understand if we will but still ourselves and listen with our hearts.
This last year of transition has given us the opportunity to go deep within and listen to ourselves on a whole new level. I enjoy playing with words and finding meanings within meanings and one example of this is my chosen view of what we could glean from the word ‘lockdown’. What we could do with this period and how we could grow during it if we were to look at it from a different perspective. So, I turned it into its opposite and found that it was really a period to ‘open up’. This sat much more comfortably with my approach to things and I found it an extremely useful tool to help clients and friends navigate the way forward and find joy and inspiration during a period in which they could otherwise have felt disempowered and afraid.
Many people who, previously, were too busy in the 3D world of busyness and perceived scarcity found themselves discovering great depths of richness within. Depths of wisdom, of emotional awareness and a recognised need to express love and appreciate the gift of life. The time to actually listen and hear each other and the (sometimes reluctant) acceptance of their spiritual essence.
Of course, many people already walking their spiritual path were able to step forward and embrace the opportunity to express themselves more confidently knowing that they had something crucial to share with those around them struggling with fear and the loss of their everyday securities.
Most of us grew up with the understanding that we all have a ‘guardian angel’. Different religions teach this concept and it certainly offers a comforting sense of security. Naturally, as children grow and begin to question life and beliefs, many reject the idea of having such a being watching over them. Youth’s energy, so often powered by ego, tends to think it knows best and that any such belief is for children or the weak minded. Most of us eventually come back, in some form, to an acceptance of ourselves as spiritual energies and choose to study, research and learn to pay attention to the many signs and messages that come to us which cannot be explained away by any scientific method.
Back to the birds (I can hear them outside my window as I type). I believe that we are all creations of the Divine Source. Just as are the flowers and the trees, the birds and the bees. I find it interesting how we love and exclaim over the perfection of nature and yet we decry ourselves on a daily basis. Think of when you see the first spring flowers appearing. Don’t you feel something resonate within you? Sometimes we feel emotion literally welling up at the beauty of this little thing shooting up yet again, embracing the sun and the new life it is emerging into. We note the perfection of the petals and the miracle we are witnessing and we would never, ever, notice a misshapen petal or a slight imperfection in the colour. Never. And yet we do it with ourselves on a daily basis. Many, many times over.
Then there is Self talk. Do you speak nicely to yourself? Do you exclaim about the wonder of you in the same way as you exclaim about the wonder of the primrose or the crocus? Think on this:
“You will never speak to anyone as much as you speak to yourself in your head. So be kind to yourself”.
By ‘opening up’ instead of ‘locking down’ we have been given the opportunity to leave old habits behind and grab the opportunity to create new and healthy ones. Thus, you can usher in new and better practices which can improve your life and take you forward in a new direction.
Discover the deep connection you share with wisdom, good judgement and knowledge. Sharpen your inner vision and your observation. And remember that you also possess insight and intuition and that you can learn to see beyond the masks that people wear. You can crack through the façade and determine which people have the most noble intentions from those who have not yet recognised their inner light.
This is a period of change and transition that we are living through and, I believe, there are angels all around us helping us to pick our way through and to remain connected to the one body of consciousness. We are all pinheads of light on that one body of consciousness and we must learn to recognise our perfection, our light and the perfection and light in others. Even when they don’t recognise it in themselves.
We are all familiar with references to angels. Referring to certain people as angels or glibly saying. “Oh, my guardian angel must have been looking out for me then!”
So, next time you find this feeling slipping out of your mouth, stop, close your mouth and hold the feeling. Take a gentle breath in and out through your nose and softly ask your guardian angel for a sign. It will come.
Kate Mchardy MA(Hons) PGCE MSPH Spiritual coach, teacher and healer. firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: +44 7712889534. Facebook: The University of Light Group / Readings at The University of Light (@tarotangelspiritreadings).