A New Story for Humanity

 

What if we had the power to change the story, and with this awareness, change the world?

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The Element of Air

This week I have been sitting with the element of air.

Totem: Eagle + Condor.

Air correlates to the Eastern part of creation. It represents the vital breath from the winds that brought the Universe into being, with the breath of life (Om).

 Air is also connected to the mind, wisdom, spirits and the soul.

When we create a prayer ceremony, using fire, breath work or spoken word, our prayers are carried up to creator on the winds.

Air or breath is the life giver to all life on our planet, it breathes in life and exhales it in death.

When we breathe in we are inhaling oxygen that may have travelled around the world and through thousands of other beings.  And when we exhale we pass that breath along. We share this same breath with the trees as we do with the critters, It connects us all together.

If you connect to the breeze you may hear their stories, or feel them as you breathe.

There are many breath work techniques that can help with various things from anxiety to asthma to restful sleep, all help to move stagnant air out and refuel you with a fresh supply of oxygen.

Eagle and Condor, both welcome in the new day soaring on the wind, they bring in new opportunities, growth and inspiration. 

When we open up to them we begin to float on the breeze, becoming one with the air that surrounds us and within us. Then we begin to comprehend this element at a deeper level.

May the winds of our Ancestors blow softly in your ear today.

Mitakuye Oyasin

Namaste

Blessings

MWT ❤

Thunder Moon Pilgrimage.

Apologies for the long post and the delay in getting it up, life takes over at times.

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On Monday the 18th July, the weather reports were predicting that on Tuesday the day of the Full Moon, that temperatures would soar in to the 30’s, just for one day. The following day thunderstorms were predicted.

So I packed up the car and Tuesday morning, we headed to my favourite camping spot in Derbyshire, only 20mins away from my sacred place, Lawrencefield. 🙂

As with every visit to Lawrencefield, it was a journey of self awareness, healing and love.

My plan was to get up at Dawn so that I could enjoy a full un-rushed day, in the very welcome sunshine at my spiritual paradise.  However, I was late waking up after a restless night and we set off at 10.50am, as it is only a 90min drive, I was glad that I would still get most of the day there and with the lighter nights it made up for missing the morning. 🙂

About 30 mins away from Castelton, the road was blocked and a diversion set in place, I thought ‘great, here we go again’ lol…The road took us in the opposite direction of where we needed to be and eventually brought us out in some suburb of Sheffield, we were lost.

I found a grassed area with a newsagents and pulled over to let Loui out for a stretch and get us some water to cool down. Then set up the sat nav on my phone, we were only 40mins away, so we had not strayed too far off the path and had seen parts of Derbyshire we would have missed otherwise. 🙂

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No matter how many times I have driven through Winnats Pass, it still gives me butterflies in my tummy when I see it, its pretty impressive.

The entrance to the camp site at Rowter Farm.

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I always get a tingle when pulling into the drive up to the farm,  I have been going for so many years now it feels like a home from home and especially nice as the owner recognises me and always speaks.  I have also watched her kids grow up into beautiful young ladies too.

I was pleasantly surprised to find it relatively empty seen as we are in the school holiday season, so I had plenty of choice as to where to pitch up. 🙂

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After getting pitched and making a cuppa, I had an hour soaking up the sun while reading my book, the temperature was up in 30’s, bliss. 🙂

Rather than risk not getting to Lawrencefield the next day due to the fore casted thunder storm, I packed my rucksack and we headed to my sacred place to enjoy the rest of the day.

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Loui paying his respects to the tree 🙂

 

After paying our respects and setting intentions at the gateway (Tree) we headed onto the pond so Loui could get a drink.  On the way we came across a sheep with her lamb, who was very curious and came within millimetres of me being able to stroke her, I could feel her breath on my hands but loui posed too much of a threat even though I had him behind me on a very short lead.  She followed us for quite a while then mum called her back.

We got to the main rock face and was pleasantly surprised to see it quiet, with only a couple of people climbing.  Two elderly gentlemen who loved Loui and chatted for quite a while, while Loui was cooling down in the water.

Then we headed off through the silver birch to connect with nature and find a place to meditate.  We visited another of my portal places and after being disturbed by walkers, we headed off to find another spot. On the way I thought I saw a huge Hare, but on closer inspection it was a tree stump. lol

We walked right to the end of the pathway before it heads down deeper into the valley.

Then I came across a beautiful twin silver birch that called me to connect with it. The left side the tree had grown in two and looked like a twin flame, on the right side it had grown off on its own into a beautiful curved branch.  I embraced this like reconnecting with an old friend and spent 15 mins with my head on it and arms wrapped around it.

Amazing, I cant even put it into words but I could hear/feel it breathing, I was shown symbols, colours and went dizzy like I had taken a psychedelic. Then I was carried on a gust of wind along with the trees breath, to a place of no place, just colours and energy. The tree and I were breathing as one, magical.  It was beautiful, I felt so at peace and then all of a sudden I was back with the tree and Loui was patiently waiting for me to continue our adventure.

We headed back towards the pond, still in a semi trance state when we found a pretty spot that looked like a good place to sit and meditate in the sun.

We sat here a while just absorbing the serenity and listening to the whispers on the wind. It was so peaceful I took a little video to share it with you: Thunder Moon Pilgrimage.

It was getting quite late so we headed back to the car, via the pond for Loui to cool off again.  Then as we headed to the pathway out, the Lamb appeared again and seemed quite distressed.  She had lost her mum and was bleating for her, so I told her we would help find mum and she followed us along the path. Then her mum called back, she was foraging deep in the ferns.  Mum and Baby reunited, we headed to the Gateway (tree) to give thanks for the days gifts. 

 It was around 6.30 when we got back to camp, so I got straight on with making tea.  While that was cooking I packed up my sage, notebook, pen and rattles ready to do ceremony under the moon later.

The Sun was making its decent and soon the moon arose above the farmhouse. 

 

It was around 9.30pm when we set off along the public footpath behind the farm, that leads deep into the wilderness of Derbyshire.

As I was walking I was in awe of the moon, worried about it getting so dark so quickly and the walk back in the pitch black and also wondering where the best place to go would be. (monkey mind) Then I saw this. A reminder to stay centred. wp-1470759546979.jpg

Shortly after I heard, ‘go to the crossroads’.  Which was a relief as it was not too far away from the camp site, maybe a mile.  It was fairly cloudy so I didn’t manage to get a good shot of the moon other than it when it rose over the farmhouse earlier. None worth sharing anyhow. I got to the end of the lane, the crossroads, I lit a candle and sage honouring the directions and began to write out my affirmation whilst singing and whistling my creation song.  I burnt the piece of paper asking for my prayers to be carried to creator on the smoke, then closed ceremony and gathered my things.

When I looked up, all the cows in the field had come close up to the wall to see what this crazy lady was doing out here at dusk.  So I waved some sage over in their direction to bless them too and gave thanks for their presence in our ceremony. 

We made our way back walking into the setting sun, it was a beautiful way to end the day.

I didn’t sleep well, the ground was uncomfortable (I forgot my blow up bed) and it was quite cold in the night. I took this picture of the moon as it was shining through my tent at 3am. wp-1470759973886.jpg

By 4.45am I figured I was not going to sleep, so I got up just in time to snap the sunrise before my phone died.  wp-1470762142062.jpg

After grabbing a quick cup of tea we headed off for a walk. Something made me go Right out of the camp grounds, which leads onto the road.  Normally I go left, down where I went the night before. But this time, I felt I should explore new ground.  Unfortunately, I had no camera, so will have to go back and do it again to capture how amazingly beautiful it was.

When we got to the road I could see off in the distance a copse of woods, so we headed towards that after saying hello to the cows and calf’s there.

When we got to the woods it was fenced off and there was a sign for Mam Tor.  Well, id never heard of it so off we ventured to climb a mountain.  It was hard going especially with my back and Loui pulling my arm out trying to get the sheep!  I nearly gave up a couple of times but from somewhere I decided I was going to make it, bad back or not!

The view from the top was breath taking!! I so wish I had a camera with me.  We sat on the edge watching the sunlight illuminate all the colours on the hillside as it emerged from behind the clouds, the different shades of greens, like waves on the ocean.

As I sat there, I pondered on the weekend and realised that though it felt like I was in the moment and enjoying what this place had to offer, I really was not fully in the moment or appreciative for what I had experienced.

At Lawrencefield, I had that amazing experience with the tree, yet I was still looking for somewhere to meditate, but it didn’t happen, I couldn’t settle. Then, when I saw the copse of trees today my first thought was to see if I could finally meditate, but that didn’t happen either as the trees were blocked off!

So as I sat there on the top of Mam Tor, I  began to see a pattern in my life, of how sometimes things never seem/feel enough or good enough, of my perfectionism and general dissatisfaction with what I am presented with if it does not match my expectations.

Wow, I felt like I had taken 100 step backwards on my spiritual path. Here is something I wrote about expectations, years ago: https://mariawindtalker.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/expectations-2/

I gave thanks for this realisation that I had somehow slipped back into this place of no place where nothing can move beyond until the block has been recognised and released.  Then reconnected to the tree at Lawrencefield to fully appreciate the the vision/experience I had there and to give thanks from a soul level not just a mind one!

When we got back to the camp site I headed to the wash rooms to clean up and there was a lady in there doing the same. Seeing my rucksack, she asked if I was heading out for the day, I told her that we had just got back from Mam Tor and she replied,

‘We did that on our first day and I am still recovering four days later’. 

This made me smile inside, like I had really accomplished something by getting up there, and I did, in more ways than one. 🙂


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Mitakuye Oyasin

MWT ❤

 

Cave of the Ancestors

Hi everyone, still trying to perfect the sound quality of videos here but this is a bit better.  I did it on my laptops web cam.  Its all good, on this one I learnt that I need to speak up if I am going to lead a meditation before the journey 🙂

Enjoy ❤

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Thank you.

Mitakuye Oyasin

MWT ❤

 

Laughter and the Web

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“It is good to laugh,” Chea said.

“The heart needs laughter. Laughter on the web is like wind on the trees. It strengthens and cleans them.  There is s resonance that happens even into other worlds. The fibres brighten.

We have an affect, each one of us. So in everything we do we must at least have laughter. In living it helps you to keep persistent but never obsessive”

From the Book – The Reluctant Shaman

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reluctant-Shaman-Womans-Encounters-Spirits/dp/0062509438?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

A New Story

As we change our story, we change our world

We humans find our way by story. Our stories shape us, hold us and give meaning to our lives. Every so often it becomes clear that a prevailing story is no longer serving. Now is such a time. Humanity needs a new, inspiring picture of the future to live into.

This website is designed to support the emergence of a coherent new story for humanity and the production of practical, collaborative ways to live this new story.

We invite you to help us accelerate our collective understanding of what the ‘world in waiting’ holds for us, what is already emerging and what needs to change, both in us and in the human story.

As a first step in this journey already begun by others, the Findhorn Foundation gifted to the world the New Story Summit: Inspiring Pathways for our Planetary Future, which was held from 27 September to 3 October 2014, a gift economy gathering of the human family to experience planetary community, draw on our collective intelligence and co-create a story to inspire us all.

The Summit was more than full so we know there is huge support and longing for a new way to live together – a way which honours ancient wisdom and the interconnected whole living system of which we, the Earth and the cosmos are all part. It’s all connected and we are all accountable. To find out more, visit our Summit page.

This online hub will continue to be just that – a hub for people from all over the world to meet, engage, collaborate, share information, dream, synergise and inspire each other to live a new story.

If you would like to join this wave of collaborative action to shift consciousness and build on the threads of a new story already being lived and experimented with, you are very welcome. We invite your engagement, transparency, trust, compassion, innovation, entrepreneurship and generosity of spirit.

Watch the film here: http://newstoryhub.com/film/watch/

 

Ramsons Ruminations

The sun is shining today after the rain yesterday, so we went on a hike for wild Garlic and Dandelions.

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On the way we met a young boy around 8-9yrs old on a small kids sized Quad bike, with his dad running along behind him.  They said hello as they passed, laughing away with each other.  It made my heart swell, we don’t often see family’s playing together in the woods anymore. Its a lost art of communication, laughter.

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Sharing deep belly laughs opens up our souls to be seen with invisible eyes, in those moments we are vulnerable and free.  Being able to open up this way with another is the most bonding experience two or more can share other than sex.

Laughter can leave us open to ridicule and judgement by some, even those laughing with us, But, it also lifts our vibration so much, that those who ridicule will soon be removed from your circle one way or another. To make space for other open souls to come join in this joyous rapture. 🙂

The sun brought hikers, dog walkers, cyclists and horse riders out today. All had a smile on their face, which you can’t help but smile back at. 😁

We found some wild garlic, not quite ready so I only took a few leaves to make pesto with for tea tonight and gathered a bag full of dandelions to share with my Rabbit.

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On the way back we passed the boy on the Quad and his dad again. The dad looked exhausted but blissed out.

Which made me recall my experiences with my dad. Learning to ride a bike became a bullying lesson, destroyed my self confidence and riddled me with a fear of falling. Funny how I never connected those two dots till now. I’l tap that out shortly!

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I started rock climbing all those years ago, to face a fear of heights, only to discover it was of falling, still have the fear of falling, or do I after this recent revelation? 🙂

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Saw my first butterfly of the year and numerous Bees, a good sign of warmer weather to come. 😎

Children are our future, maintain their emotional health well and the rest will fall into place naturally.

On that note, my inner child and I are going to go plant the Beetroot out in the garden, then make pesto.

Happy Holidays everyone.
Enjoy your family. 😍

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Blessings
MWT. ❤