Ground, ground and ground some more

One of the keys to living a spiritual life, is to ground, ground and ground some more.

Have you ever seen a helium balloon been accidently let go of and get caught by the wind? It goes up and up, blown about by which ever way the wind is blowing.

BalloonOn our spiritual journey of healing and spiritual growth, you will find your vibration is being raised as you become enlightened.  Sometimes it will be raised so high that you might begin to feel like a helium balloon.  When this happens you might feel like your helium balloon has escaped and is floating up and up. This can feel quite disconcerting as you may feel like you have gotten a little out of control.

This is the time when grounding becomes even more vital, because you don’t want your helium balloon to get away.

So how do you ground?PA120008

  • Take your shoes off and walk barefoot on the grass.
  • Touch a tree and feel your roots go down into mother earth.
  • Lie on the ground and feel mother earth’s energies come up and embrace you.
  • Have a shower or a swim.
  • Dig in the garden.
  • Eat some fruit.
  • Eat some root vegetables.
  • Eat some meat.
  • Drink a black coffee.

At times when you feel like a helium balloon, ground, ground and ground some more.

Digging my toes into mother earth.  Tracy xx

Do you follow the breadcrumbs?

Like Hansel and Gretel leaving a trail of breadcrumbs to follow, spirit leaves us a trail or breadcrumbs or messages along our path to follow.

Do you follow the breadcrumbs?

Do you follow the breadcrumbs?

Sometimes something else eats the breadcrumbs and so they appear not to be there. Sometimes we just don’t see the breadcrumbs right under our feet. Sometimes we don’t know that spirit has left us breadcrumbs to follow.

 

How do you follow the breadcrumbs?

Follow your instinctsTrust that spirit is guiding you on your path.

Trust that spirit is leaving you breadcrumbs or messages along the way.

Trust that what you notice is spirit tapping you on the shoulder to say, here is a breadcrumb (message).  It could be a bird, it could be cloud, it could be a song on the radio, it could be the wind.  Notice what you notice…..

 

So what now with the breadcrumbs?

Look for the breadcrumbs, look for the signposts.

thiswayTrust it is a message for you.

Write them down.

Think about what it means to you.

Trust that you will know what it means to you.

They will always be there even if you don’t notice.

 

Enjoy seeing the breadcrumbs along your path.  Tracy xx

What animals appear right under your nose?

Animals join us in our lives, even appearing right under our noses, for a number of reasons.  To give us a message or to bring us strength.

TedBelieve it or not, we all have had animals with us from birth.  Here is my Teddy Bear that was given to me so when I was a baby, a long time ago.  He is in good nick and will one day be an antique!

Juvenile white bellied sea eagleThe other day I was driving to the supermarket and I saw a juvenile white bellied sea eagle.  You cant miss a big bird like that.

They will either catch your eye in real life, or appear in a paper or magazine your reading and even on TV programs you might be watching.

The point is they are right under your nose and you have noticed them.  So what does that mean?  It means they have a message to tell you. Let me tell you how do you work that out.

You can buy books that tell you about animal meanings, or you can read my ‘animal message of the week’ on my Sparkle Connection facebook page.  My best tip and the easiest one is:

  • Think about what the animal means to you.
  • Consider what were you thinking about as you noticed the animal, the animal can be confirming your thoughts.
  • Lastly what was the animal doing, what does that mean to you.

Animal right under your noseAnimals journey with us everyday, you don’t have to look far to notice them, they will appear right under your nose.

Tracy xx

How flexible are you?

Gymnasts are extremely flexible.  They can contort their bodies into unusual shapes, places and even fly through the air.  Why is it they can do it and you can’t?

Being flexible

Being flexible

They have trained their bodies to be really flexible.  Could you train yourself to be flexible?  Do you have to be a gymnast to be flexible?

Life curveballWhen life throws you a curve ball, how flexible are you?  Could you catch the curve ball of life or duck and miss it?

We need to be flexible with our minds, thoughts, emotions and actions.

FencesIf you are inflexible it is because you have put up fences or rules around yourself to operate within.  You have confined your life, choices, actions and emotions.  So instead of a being fenced in a paddock, maybe your could move the fences outward and put them around the country you live in, or better yet, move your fences to the edge of the universe.

Drop in the ocean

Drop in the ocean

Or maybe even think of yourself as a drop of water in the ocean, rather than the confines of pond.

Being flexible means that life will still throw curve balls at you, but you will have the flexibility to catch the ball, or duck it, or even move off the playing field altogether.

Being flexible means the world will move slower and you will have more choice in what you do, say, feel and think.

Being a drop in the ocean.

Tracy xx

Did you see the passerby?

Do you take notice of all the things that pass you by in life?

Do you notice the passerby?

Do you notice the passerby?

It could be people, places, things, but it also could be your experiences, sensations and emotions.

These things that pass you by, occur because you are meant to experience them.  If you don’t notice them, then you have missed an opportunity.  An opportunity to learn, grow, experience, love, live and connect.  How many opportunities have you missed?

Sometimes we are so caught up going somewhere, or being something, rather than experiencing the journey of our lives.

Experience life

Experience life

Seeing a passerby, means focusing on the moment, being present, noticing all things around you and lastly its means living life at a slower pace.

Maybe it is time to let go of the outcome, the goal or what is next, and focus on the here and now.  Consider these options:

  • What if you walked slower?
  • What if you stopped to ponder?
  • What if you saw the colours of life?
  • What if you felt everything?
  • What if you saw meaning in all things?
Slow down and experience life

Slow down and experience life

Try today, being slower, noticing more, seeing life in full colour, experiencing every minute of your life, feeling all your emotions and savouring the tastes of life.  You might be surprised at how much wisdom you gain.

Living life moment by moment, Tracy xx

Nourishing your soul

Do you nourish your soul each day?

Or are you too busy in your life to even consider this?

Prayer & ritual

Prayer & ritual

What is nourishing your soul?  Is it as simple as eating some special food, or doing a meditation, or is it achieved through prayer and ritual?

Many people live their lives through words such as, have to, must do and need to.

They choose to do things because they are duty bound.  They may feel fulfilled in these duties.  They may feel the need to control how they live their lives, through food, exercise and through the types of material things they own.  But are they nourished, are their souls nourished?

Nourishing your soul is much deeper than eating special food, mediation or undertaking prayer or ritual.

Nourishing your soulNourishing your soul could mean getting lost in something that makes you truly happy.

Nourishing your soul could mean, spending time with a loved one.

Nourishing your soul, could mean doing something to help someone else, just because you could.

Peaceful heartNourishing your soul is about truly living your life, it is about being in the moment, surrendering, trusting and allowing.  Nourishing your soul means not getting bogged down in troubles, rising above it all and seeing it for what it is.  Nourishing your soul, is having a peaceful heart in all that you do.

With a nourished soul – Tracy xx

Do your feet really touch the ground?

Have you ever been on a holiday or worked overseas? Whilst flying your feet really don’t touch the ground until you arrive at your destination.

Do you feet really touch the ground

Do you feet really touch the ground

When we walk around in our daily lives here at home, we are connecting with the energies of our land and our ancestors.  Our parents, grandparents and maybe even great grandparents have toiled the land here in Australia in whatever form of work they did.   Their blood and sweat have been left in the earth here in Australia.  So we are feeling that energy in our land and of our ancestors.

feet

When you go to another country, you are connecting with another person’s land, and another person’s ancestors.  However you may also be connecting with your land and your ancestors of a past life as well.

Another landThe energy is different, it will feel different if you are sensitive enough to notice.   Maybe you have never really even thought about it before.

When I returned to Australia the last time I was away, I felt a bubbling within my feet as I touched Australian earth, it felt like I was recalibrating with my life, the land and ancestors here.

Next time you go somewhere allow your feet to really touch the ground and feel the land, you might be surprised.

Connecting to the land Tracy x

Are you scared of scarcity?

Scarcity means we don’t have enough, money, food, water or love.

Are you scared of scarcity?

Are you scared of scarcity?

Are you scared of scarcity?

What I have found travelling through outback Australia is that the indigenous cultures, dealt with scarcity in ways that meant they were never in scarcity.

So how did they do that?

Abundance

Abundance

They honoured the resources that were in abundance or in scarce supply.  They only ever used as much as they needed, no more.  They knew that in abundant times, not to take all that was there, so as to provide opportunities for regrowth for the next season or the next year, or for those that came after.

We in the city have become complacent with our resources.  We have an abundance of water, food, for some money and others love.  When we don’t honour those resources we have and when they become scarce we can become scared.  What will we do?

Honouring and respecting all your resources

Honouring and respecting all your resources

My answer is this, live with honour for all that you have, all the resources in your life, such as water, food, money and love.  Honour them, use them for what you need, prepare for times of scarcity when abundance abounds.

When we honour and respect our resources we can live comfortably in times of scarcity and in times of abundance.  A lesson well worth learning.

With honour and respect Tracy xx

Who is the ruler of the desert?

We are currently travelling through Central Australia. It is hot and dry and the sun bakes the land.  I have asked myself the question, who is the ruler of the desert?

Desert ruler?

Desert ruler?

What I have found is that the element of water, the feminine influence is in control. She is the giver of life.  She has been here thousands of years ago and she is still here now.  We must remember to honour her and give her the respect she deserves because she is the creator of life in the desert.

In desert where the sun shines and the masculine influence is predominant, it is still controlled by the feminine. Tribal cultures have always known this, we in the city are oblivious to this.  Our water is on tap, if it is hot, we go inside and turn our air conditioners on.  If we are hungry we go to the supermarket to buy our food.  Everything is convenient, we do not have to think about the balance in nature.

The real desert ruler

The real desert ruler

So how does that relate to us?  To live a balanced life we can be predominantly masculine in the way we live ours lives, driven and focused but we must temper that respectfully and honourably with our feminine side, our giver of life.

Learning a new respect and balanced way of life.

Tracy x

Do you see what is and what else it is?

You might have heard people say, ‘what you see is what you get’.  What I have learnt is there is so much more to see than just what is on the surface.

Tribal cultures talk about there being ‘spirit’ in all living things.  In the clouds, animals, trees, water and stones etc.  I subscribe to this belief too.

So what does that have to do with seeing what is and what else it is?

When I see a bird, I see the bird, but then I might see other things.

Take a look at some of these photos I have taken and I will share what I see and what else it is.

Firstly I see a magpie, then I see a whale (on it’s wing)

I see a stone, then I see a man who is like a coyote with a buffalo headdress

I see a palm frond, then I see a native American headdress, a porcupine and a swordfish

I see a cloud, then I see a Pheonix rising from the ashes.

The act of firstly seeing one thing and then seeing something else as well, is called scrying.  As spirit is in every living thing, that is why this occurs and that is how a spiritual message is given to you.  Spiritual messages will appear in all things, you just have to see what is and then really see what else it is, so you can get the message.

It is a great way to get you to think laterally and outside the square.  Sometimes taking pictures of things help you to really see it later.

Why not try it today, go out and look at things, really look at all things.  See what messages are about for you.

Enjoy Tracy x