I was lucky enough to get to go to Glastonbury Festival this year. I thought it was impossible because I don’t have the money to go at the moment and taking time off work would mean a drop in income too – eek! But the opportunity arose to help out on a stall for a free ticket and I felt an inner nudge to say “yes” and take the risk.
And it totally paid off. I had been getting more and more overwhelmed by everyday stresses around me and was losing my connection to spirit and to myself. I wasn’t meditating enough or looking after my energy enough and it made my emotions go up and down all over the place.
I knew intuitively that Coldplay’s performance would be extra special for me and would contain some kind of synchronistic message. Sure enough, their sacred geometry symbolism and heart-centred songs lifted me out of the stuckness and injected me with enough high energy to connect back with my true self. And during the performance, “The Guest House” by Rumi was read out, which I posted about here a short while ago. I knew it was telling me to focus my work on emotions now. Helping people to heal old, stuck emotions dragging them down and to create better, healthier relationships with emotions so that everyone could experience the bliss and joy that I was experiencing during the concert. My new style of session that I’m practising now is more focused on releasing these old emotions to help clients bring more energy to the present. So the performance was the much needed “me-time” that my body and soul had been crying out for and a beautiful affirmation of what’s waiting on the other side of all those stuck emotions.
The Peace Dome up by the Stone Circle was the 2nd most healing place for me. Unable to sleep at night with all the all-night partying going on around, I took myself off to meditate here. The flame inside the peace dome is one originally lit from the fires after the Hiroshima bombing. Japan is close to my heart because I lived there for over 9 years and built up and amazing life with amazing friends and coworkers. I lived in Yokohama but I visited Hiroshima with my best friend and we fell in love with it. To me, it is the wisest place on Earth in terms of peace. Humanity’s worst creative expression was unleashed and the atmosphere of the place is one of reverence for life. It’s a living appeal to end the use of atomic weapons because the consequences have been so painfully experienced and deeply felt. Unimaginable suffering is caused to all who survive. And whatever we do to anyone else, we do to ourselves.
And yet, underneath all of our “rational” international policies are centuries of unresolved hurt and failures to forgive and leave the past in the past. Each of us creates the world we live in with the vibrations we create through our thoughts and emotions, it’s not just politicians and it’s not really fair to blame them alone. Peace can only be a practical possibility when each of us takes responsibility for the thoughts and feelings that make up our particular vibration and choose to live the conscious journey of transmuting them to live more and more connected lives. We are more well equipped than ever before with insights, healing modalities, scientific studies and ways to connect en masse. Once we reach a critical mass of people committed to releasing the past and daring to create better futures, the positive changes will ripple out and inspire the rest to find out where all the health, abundance and happiness is coming from and how they can access it too.
The Peace Dome is a sacred space that invites connection and reflection and to light candles in the dark. It helped me process and release all the pent-up emotions and brought me back to my authentic self on the other side. The part of me that truly knows we’re all connected and we’re all sparks of one divine source.
But I believe we mustn’t jump to that place without honouring the past – fully receiving its lessons and allowing the appropriate emotions to flow. Without this conscious process, we’re by-passing the learning and just ignoring a vital, life-affirming part of ourselves. And life is so much richer when we embrace the whole of this being human.
🎶 saying it’s true, it’s not what it seems
leave your broken windows open
and in the light just streams
and you get a head, a head full of dreams
you can see the change you wanted
be what you want to be 🎶
- Coldplay, “A Head Full of Dreams”