Saturday, 31 October 2015

Halloween - Divine Rug Pulling part 2

Halloween at The Tree Tree Old High Street, Hemel Hempstead.

If ever there was a holiday that deserves commercialization
its Halloween!
We haven't taken it away from the kids,
We've just expanded it so that the kids 
in adults can enjoy it, too!

Cassandra Peterson

More empty spaces

Halloween is a festival we have come to associate with things scary; ghosts, ghouls, witches, trick or treat, but I believe there is another deeper meaning, very often overlooked. It is an opportunity to reawaken to who we are,  not by any deep and meaningful, but quite simply allowing ourselves just a bit of fun. And then, when we remember our true essence, we can carve out a magical life for ourselves in the light of this understanding. In other words, as Cassandra Peterson says (above): Halloween is a festival for us big kids as much as it is the little 'uns.  It's time for a bit of fun, because fun and laughter can be the biggest tonic ever and it's HEALING!

We are all 'Children of the Universe' , and 'Everything is okay just the way it is!'  (see previous blog; 'Rug Pulling:part of the Divine Plan!') The Light shining so brightly in each one of us is 'unconditional love - the substance of the Universe!' And as 'children of the universe', it's also okay to join in the fun alongside our own children. We adults tend to take life very seriously indeed but play, creativity and spontaneity are vital to our well being, so get the face paint out, make a mess and enjoy it 

Sometimes it can feel like we have the weight of the world on our shoulders.  Halloween is, however, our opportunity to let go, celebrate the Universe really is on our side, climb onto the magic carpet, and fly.  Our kids don't have to think twice they just climb on board and have lots of fun...And sometimes amid all the mess and chaos of letting your hair down, you might just receive some of the answers you've been looking for from the realms of Spirit.

Whoops here comes another space!

It's perhaps no accident that as Halloween approaches, I've been presented with yet another empty space in my diary.(see previous blog), against all expectations But this weekend I have found a champion 'Ermintrude!!', and together we are going to make full use of the space and have some FUN!

Ermintrude takes off and Gillian along with her!

Prepare for Lift off - Ermintrude's at the helm

Ermintrude created by Bev at Cakes Oh My!
I'd like to introduce you to Ermintrude.  She's become my champion this weekend; my prize in the cake naming competition at my favourite Tea Shop in the Old High Street in Hemel Hempstead.  Yes that's right,  Ermintrude is a cake and what's more she's become my muse.  

Now climb aboard her Magic Carpet and see where she takes us.  She's an exceedingly good witch and wants nothing more than to take good care of us all; little kids, big kids one and all! She's expert at helping change the way you see the world and all the rug pulling that goes on all over the place.

 Her magic wand is something else.  As we fly over hill and dale on the journey called life, Ermintrude stands proudly at the helm, magic wand (special ingredient - divine love) in hand.  With one flick she waves her wand over all the dark shadows and storms shouting, 'Tallyho!' transforming them into light and then into your dreams, 'Nothing is impossible when you believe,' she yells as she parts storm clouds with her wand, 'Absolutely nothing is  impossible!'

Her mission is to bring out the good in all people and to remember we are all born to ride on that Magic Carpet.  The rug is only pulled from under our feet when we get obstinate because there's far more out there for us to see and do.We are meant to live the life of our dreams, not our fears.

Spirit is our Champion

We are all championed by Spirit!  And there are no exceptions. Halloween is a golden opportunity to connect to the Spiritual realms, because the veil between this world and the next is very thin.

We all have our own Ermintrude's too, real or imagined. And they are here to remind us of who we really are: unconditional love.  It is our opportunity to let go of all the old ghosts and ghouls that have haunted us from the past, telling us we are just not up to the mark and denying us access to the true.

It is a time to 'Return to Love' as Marianne Williamson says. Our ghosts may well be people but they are much more likely to be thoughts, feelings and judgements that have stopped us dancing to the rhythm of our own heart beat and left us drowning in someone else's out of tune song.. 

We never walk alone: Angels are always there, along with Ermintrude!

Angels and the world of Spirit (Source/Divine Energy) help us clear a space when we are ready to move on. They hold the energy for us as the necessary shifts are being made to help us move to the next stage of the journey. There's a lot going on under the surface and we just have to hold our nerve until we get another nudge from Spirit to get moving again and remember Ermintrude's magic wand!

We are supported by people on the other side of life, and we most definitely are supported by the Universe, we just have to stay open to the possibility and start looking for the signs.

You are okay, there is nothing to worry about. Spirit and the Angels are on your side, and you have never been alone, they always walk by your side, trying their hardest to usher you back onto the magic carpet when you let slip.

 Everything is okay just the way it is.  This is a time to be and to embrace the love that you are.  ~For this is the place where yours dreams are created.

 It is a time of deep-healing - a remembrance of who you are -SPIRIT and that your Universe, your own Divine Purpose is unfolding step by step, stage by stage.  It's time to let go of all the recrimination, and believe in your essential goodness; the love that you are.

Archangel Azrael says

We are here not to scare or frighten you with ghosts and ghouls from your past,
 we are here to encourage you to climb on board your own magic carpet
to release all those unnecessary thoughts and judgements which want you to believe,
, you are separate from Source.
  We are here to encourage you to let go into the space,
to jump on board the magic carpet,
to stand at the helm (with Ermintrude)
and embrace the light of the love that you are,
 and then in the light of the love step forward.

copyright Gillian Holland 2015

Angelic Reiki 1 & 2 Attunements  Saturday 28th. November and Sunday 29th. November 2015 in Hemel Hempstead

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Rug pulling - part of the Divine Plan?

Rug Pulling - part of the Divine Plan?

Everything really is okay just the way it is,
even when you feel the rugs been pulled from underneath your feet.
Strange though it may sound, 
that disappearing rug could be just the nudge we need to recognise
 change is long over due.

Medium Gillian Holland's thoughts 
on Divine Rug Pulling as a gift from the Universe
to get you in gear for the next stage of your life.

Rug Pulling is a Divine Art:

Everything really is okay just the way it is, even though you may feel the rug's been pulled from right under your feet.  In fact, rug pulling, as I was to discover may even be part of the Divine Plan.  It is a way to get things moving again when life's got a bit stale but you've chosen to ignore it like I did.

Last week was pretty strange.  I found myself feeling very let down by life.  One minute, I was looking forward to a week full of long standing appointments, and the next mostly empty pages, mis-communications and let downs!  And it went on from there! Sometimes I just think I am a very slow learner because it took a while before I got the message; I'd been on the receiving end of some well aimed Divine Rug Pulling.

I'm not saying  I didn't flap around  (see my blog Think happy thoughts and you will FLY'), because I did. Then after calming down a bit, I let my intuition guide me to another favourite spot of mine by the Canal to think things through and hopefully discover what was what.

There was not a cloud in the clear blue sky as I made my way to a bench by the side of the water. A beautiful willow tree leaned towards the water,its graceful trendrils swaying in a playful breeze. I watched fascinated as these leaves danced in and out of  the shadows caste by bright sunlight: a multitude of velvet greens. Across the other side of the tow path four narrow boats basked in the autumn light, too, People, geese, swans, gulls and all manner of small birds just doing what they do; nothing unusual to report.

Happy though I was to be sitting by the canal, it just wasn't doing it for me.  After all, time was getting on, and I had been sitting there for what seemed like ages, waiting for answer.  It was all very frustrating.  I wanted Help with a capital H! And what's more, I wanted it now!

I stood up, ready to go home, and completely disenchanted when completely out of the blue, these words rang out loud and clear in my ears, 'Everything is okay just the way it is!'

 Really?  I sat back down on the bench with a jolt, allowing myself finally to savour the moment.  It wasn't so much the words, although of course they were really significant,  more a sense of the OKAY  they ushered in..  Words and Feelings came as a complete package, a wave labelled peace, calm and serenity urging me to remember that yes, absolutely everything is okay just the way it is. I took a deep breath in and then finally all the way out, so that was it time to move on and see things in a different light.

A place of Being

This wave is a space of complete BEING, a surrender to the moment.  It was a giving in rather than a giving up.  The fact is my diary had been emptied, which had completely rocked my self confidence, no point  denying it!

I sighed, sinking back still further into the welcoming space beneath all the self-doubts, fears and confusions that had grabbed my attention since everything kicked off. The truth is, in this space everything is okay the way it is; no argument. And that is the starting point for the next step forward; peace perfect peace, not scarcity mentality and self-doubt.  The Universe really does work for us, but we have to learn to work with it.

Life does go on!

Everything is truly okay just the way it is, and that includes my emptied diary even though it took me a while to get it.  Life really does go on, even when our world seems to have fallen completely apart.

Sometimes the rug pulling is a sign that we need to get a move on; that we have become resistant to well over due change. It is the Universe's calling card when we just haven't been paying attention to the signs.

Sometimes what seems to be a stroke of bad luck can be a blessing in disguise, a sign that there is much more to life than we are allowing ourselves to receive at that time. It is a sign we need to break out of the mould and breathe new life into the next exciting chapter of our lives. It is a sign that all systems are go, and definitely not a step backwards.  Are YOU ready to go for it?

copyright Gillian Holland 2015

Angelic Reiki 1 & 2 Attunements  Saturday 28th. November and Sunday 29th. November 2015 in Hemel Hempstead

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Saturday, 17 October 2015

Think happy thoughts and you will FLY!

It only takes one negative thought or comment
 to burst your bubble and ruin the day.
As Peter Pan said,
'Think happy thoughts and you will fly!'

Medium Gillian Holland on positive thinking and Spirit!

Life dances to a much gentler beat than we humans realise!  Beneath all the hurly burly and hubbub of day to day existence, there really is a much gentler rhythm waiting to be heard, and it's a life saver! We're not meant to run around like headless chickens - we are meant to fly! Prepare for take off!

The natural world has so much to teach us especially the bird kingdom.

Living as part of the natural world, not apart from it!

On route for a certain garden centre yesterday, I followed my intuition and took a detour into another one along the way.  

I loved sitting on the terrace, quite alone, sipping my coffee and catching the last few remnants of Autumn sunshine.  It took me a while to zone into the bird song, but when I looked up at the pylon next door, hundreds of tiny birds, sat silhouetted against the sky, chirping away celebrating the sun-shine too! 

These birds weren't in any kind of hurry either, they seemed happy enough singing way above my head. Obviously enjoying the chat and not bothered at all by all that high voltage electricity pulsing through the wires.

As I took another sip of coffee, it suddenly became silent.  When I looked up, a group of birds had taken to the skies and were winging their way round the pylon before settling down again, Once more, maneouvre complete, they broke into excited chatter. 

As I continued to watch, one tiny creature  lifted effortlessly into a welcoming sky. Then another, and another took flight, all with the same grace and  ease. Nothing rushed, nothing hurried, I watched spellbound as they eased their wings back to soar on the thermals. Three groups took off one after the other, all in separate directions and all with the same grace and ease. How amazing is that?  

It looked so easy.

Do you remember some of that old black and white footage?  Where people spent an age creating iall kinds of crazy flying machines before taking a running jump off the end of a pier,desperately trying to fly.All those hours of preparation.  Didn't they just flap around to avoid a dunking! As far as I know no-one actually succeeded at the time, but people are still out there flapping away desperate to take off and fly. 

Those birds have the secret! We are most definitely not meant to get ourselves in a flap yet these days most of us are eternally flapping around trying to keep us with the demands of the world

We are not meant to struggle, we are meant to simply soar above the sometimes really dark and deep clouds of our lives. Those birds take for granted something we struggle with; we maybe human but we are all a part of the natural world, just like the birds, flowers and plants, and its far easier to take off than we had ever imagined.

The Secret

How can we stop flapping and start soaring? By simply acknowledging who we really are! We, too, are a part of the natural world, and that world is a part of the wider Universe.  We are all of us connected by the same golden thread, whoever or whatever we are, without exception

And guess what? That thread is the stuff which makes the world go round.  It is the same thread which breathed life into us as individuals. It really is a loving energy, and therefore truly on our side.. That love beats in the heart of all humanity too, so we can stop flapping and start soaring. We are all a part of the same Universe and since that Universe is based on unconditional love and compassion isn't it about time we started thinking loving and positive thoughts about ourselves and our place in the world.  Our feathered friends have no problem with that.  They have no doubt about their place in the world.

Dancing to the different beat

We are not meant to be on the go all the time, and we are certainly not alone.  We have nothing to prove, just a need to accept our essence, and then in the light of that understanding everything to go for. So we can stop flapping around, cut ourselves some slack and, when the time is right, lift off  without unnecessary struggle.
 'We are fuelled by love after all!'

As Peter Pan says,
 'Think happy thoughts and you will fly!' 

None of us are meant to dance to another man's tune, particularly not in today's stressful world. We are meant to dance to the loving rhythm of our own heart beat, body, mind and soul. 

Next time you feel the earth's about to swallow you up, remember who you are, pause, breathe and trust the loving process. Relax rather than flap.  Remember 'you are not alone' you are being preparing for 'lift off'   and your thoughts, your happy loving thoughts and belief in yourself is the fuel that's going to help you fly!!

copyright Gillian Holland October 2015

Angelic Reiki Courses next one 28th/29th November 2015

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

This little light of mine.....

This little light of mine.......I'm gonna let it shine!....
          At the risk of sounding just a little dotty,
         Did you know you were a beam of light?
Yes really, a Light-wave!
            Just like the Sun you have limitless energy too.
Unfortunately most of us are running around with flat batteries
because we've only got half our act right!!!

Gillian Holland on getting your act together to achieve your highest potential

Lighting up your Life with Spirit

The photo above is of the great pyramid of Kulkulkaan at Chichen Itza, and this is where in March 1995, I really understood what it meant when Spirit Lights up your Life!  

The Mayas were superb astrologers.  Each ancient city or site had its own observatory, and the Mayas always kept careful track of the heavens They understood that we too are a part of the natural world and subject to the same natural rhythms as everything else.

Unfortunately as human beings, we are more than just a tad obstinate; we are okay with the flow but when it comes to the ebb, well that's a different story altogether.

When we Light up our Lives with Spirit, it means we finally realise there's much more to us than meets the human eye.  We are Spirit!  And as Spirit we are Light; we are actually beings of light. The Light is actually trying to guide us, and we are sometimes too stubborn or short sighted to see it, ending up with flat batteries.

It's letting go of the steering wheel that's the problem

Waves crashing to shore in Tenerife on a bright yet breezy day.

Everything has two sides to it.  On the one hand, I love watching waves by the sea shore. Sit by the sea and it doesn't take a second to realise just how relaxing it is to watch and listen to the oceans own natural rhythms.

On the other hand, waves can be fearsome, especially on a stormy day, and you only have to see just how much angry foam the wind conjures up.  That's what we fear, letting go of the steering wheel, ending up dashed  and broken like driftwood all along the sea shore.

Each wave has its own natural ebb and flow. As a natural part of the Universe, we too have our own natural rhythm.  But the ebb, or letting go, can be scary. We are all frightened of letting go in case all our hopes and dreams capsize in the face of a storm. 

When we Light up our Lives with Spirit, we are willing to let go of our fears, riding the ebb just as much as the flow.  We trust some-one up there is on our side after all! And life becomes a whole lot easier and joyful

Letting go means letting Spirit into your life 

We are a natural part of the Universe. We are not aliens and certainly weren't abandoned by the mother ship here on earth when the dinosaurs died out. 

Sometimes, we act and behave as if we are completely divorced from the earth plane, but that's just not true.  Back to those light beams. We are light.  Light is a wave and so we too are subject to life's natural ebb just as much as its flow. In order to move forward we have to embrace the ebb as well as the flow, otherwise we get stuck believing there's nothing more to us than the physical body.

Letting go of the steering wheel literally 'Lights up your Life to Spirit', but it also means needing to give up control and be willing to journey into the unknown. We fear being overwhelmed and taking a tumble..

Letting go, or learning to embrace the ebb opens you up to healing and inspiration. When you allow Spirit to light up your life, you come face to face with your true essence: unconditional love. Letting go then means you surrender to the Universe of which you, too, are a natural part.  You too are meant to have a share in its natural abundance, not by trying to control your environment but by riding not just half the wave but all of it. Only a complete wave can find its way to shore. If you trust you certainly won't crash into the smithereens you think you will,  you will be buoyed up by the light lying right at the heart of your being, and in the process will finally remember just who you are.  For beneath all the layers of fears, you are love. And it is this love, your flame which is the inspirational for all of life in its rich diversity including you own.

The light you carry in your heart is unconditional love.  That light is your inner Source, your Wisdom as well as your Inspiration. Stop pushing your way forward when actually it's time to stop, look and listen. This is where we refuel and then take stock. The ebb is a natural pause in the proceedings before we begin to push forward once again. It's the bit we are most likely to forget even though its essential to not only our well being but our spirit.

Stop, look and listen

Next time you take a walk along the sea shore, listen to the natural rhythm of the waves, or if you prefer that of the breeze as it ripples through the trees or the way things natural come to a head or climax before gently receding back into the distance.  Listen with every fibre of your being. That's listen with your feelings.  Listen with all of yourself.  Allow yourself to be inspired by your surroundings.  Look around you and see maybe, truly see, hear feel for the very first time.

Lighting up your Life with Spirit, means acknowledging the light within and acknowledging there is far more to you than meets the eye. It means living your life to its fullest potential rather than running around on a flat battery.  It means becoming the individual you were meant to become for the very first time.  It means embracing life's mysteries and magic.

Working with life's natural rhythms really does and can Light up your Life!  It helps you reach your highest potential not through struggle but following your own Divine Purpose of (Light Wave) When we follow our own natural ebb and flow, the life we lead is truly inspirational and creative.  We are creating life in only the way we can, for we are all unique and very individual beings.

Things to do

Take a walk out in nature, watch the way the light falls and how the shadows change throughout the day.  You may find that your being lead to walk at a much slower pace as you absorb the world around you. You could  things truly for the very first time.

Take a camera with you, take shots. Have fun  

Listening to the breeze rippling through the trees.  Take a trip into a woods or forest. Feel life natural rhythm.  Take a note of your feelings

Visit the sea side if you are able...or sit by a river bank.  Watch the way the water moves.

copyright Gillian Holland 2015


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Friday, 2 October 2015

I'm no fixer - but I am a medium!

I'm no fixer - I'm a medium

Although I am a medium I don't have all the answers, so please don't think I am completely fixed. I am also not a fixer.  I can't sort your life out for you, but, what I do can help you come to terms with your loss and that's an excellent and very positive starting point.

Communicating with your loved ones can really help you Light up Your Life once more when faced with the tragedy of loss and bereavement. Of course, it isn't a miracle, of course it can't turn back time, but it can help.

My work is intended to empower you when a loved one's light goes out in your life. It can be truly inspirational if you are willing to give it a try.  What's more, it gives you a brand new perspective on life, one that leaves room to celebrate and live your life once again despite your loss. Of course nothing can replace your loved one, but knowing they are safe and sound on the other side of life, can give you the oomph to start getting back on track.

I also have the empathy and sensitivity that comes from losing my own Dad at four, followed by my Mum when I was just 25 years.  I use these skills alongside my counselling and mediumistic training to communicate with the loved ones who have gone 'over to the other side of life' as we call it and who are just waiting to let you know they are okay.

When we lose someone we care for, we can shut down to avoid feeling so much hurt, although it's our body's natural response to want to protect itself as much as possible.  It is just that, a natural response, but not always the best one because our Spirit friends communicate on a 'love vibration'

When I lost mum, a light went out in my life. And yet a short while later,  I had a vision of her standing on a rainbow filled bridge of light, as large as life. Since this was well before I started either my counselling or mediumistic training, this experience was well outside my comfort zone, and just a little bit unnerving. I  didn't quite know what to make of it. The sense of love I felt made me only too aware that she wasn't around any longer and so I shut down, shrinking away from the experience to avoid even more pain and sorrow.

But opening to the love and the happy memories  the two of you shared together is an integral part of the healing process.  These days my own mediumship works very much with feelings and can be part of the general healing process.  Our loved ones do communicate on a love vibration, and lots of my clients actually feel the atmosphere shift as their loved ones arrives from the other side of life. Other times they will bring a sense of complete peace and harmony into the room, sometimes a sense of joy and celebration that they are by your side once more.  It all depends on what is needed. 

 It's also not uncommon for our Spirit friends to ask their friends and relatives to focus on the good times, and maybe even suggest they look through their photos at happier times together.  Sometimes they will even say 'remember that shot you have of me on your phone?. That's how I want you to remember me.  After all I am back to my old self.'

Spirit messages are very much intended to help you through the grieving process and to give you a fresh perspective on life.  There's much more to life than meets the eye!  Death isn't a complete ending just a moving to another level of existence, one than we can't see with our own naked vision, but that we can feel and experience when we remain open to the love, light peace and harmony of the 'Higher Life' as its known.  c 2015

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