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Letting Go

I have just been on a three day workshop learning bout Himalayan Shamanism. It was a wonderful workshop and I learnt a lot of things. One of the things we did was group healing, which I wanted to share a bit about with you.

We drummed and used our rattles, we connected to each of the elements, Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit. Letting go of what no longer serves us, asking for help and healing with this. We connected to our Mother the Earth, connected to our Crealettt goootor, to our Ancestors.

My intention was to let go of what no longer serves me between people I have connected with in my past, where they were a part of my life but there was pain and hurt there with them. I wanted to let go of what no longer serves me and only keep the love and the
lessons. I am pleased to say I did exactly this, I feel at peace and can focus on the positive things now. When the ceremony was finished, I wanted to write up my experience. While I was writing, I had a flood of words come out from me on to the paper. I was not thinking, it just flowed. I want to share this with you….

It does not matter what they think, it is their problem. It is a lesson.

You may not know why people do certain things but you must let go of it, to move on, to re-balance, to be at peace and harmony. You also do not have to explain yourself to anyone. They may also not understand, but once again that is their problem.

It does not matter, you need to let go and be at peace and balance. Let go of anger/frustration. People come and go. Even though you may think they are part of your life forever (family), this may not be so. You do not need to keep them in your life just because they think you are ”family” and you have to move on from it but stay with them. It is a choice to keep them in your life or to let go. Do what feels right to you. Even though you may think keeping them in your life is better, just because they have been a significant part of it, doesn’t mean you need to. Do not ”think” what is the right thing to do . Feel and let go. Let go of what no longer serves you. You can forgive and let go and let them go from your life. You do not have to forgive and keep them in your life. They may not understand it but it does not matter. That is their issue to deal with not yours. Let them think what they like, spread whatever they want to others. It does not matter. Stay centered, stay balanced and move on. You do the work for you and no one else. You cant do the work for anyone else. They have to do it for themselves. People will have different opinions.

Follow your heart and you will not go wrong. Some may disagree with you but it is your life, not theirs. As long as it harms none, do what you will. This does not mean people may not hurt because of what you may do. But it is their understanding of what you do, their feelings. Their feelings are real and are not wrong as it is their understanding of a situation etc. But this is not your fault. Only they can work through their issues. Nothing is wrong or right. Only how you perceive it. It is your job to work through your own issues and no-one elses. Honour your feelings and respect others. But do not take on the burden or take on other peoples feelings. You are not to blame and they are not to blame. It is all how everyone deals with what happens in their own lives. You have the choice how to deal with a situation in your life. As does everyone else. People can not help the way they feel, but they do have a choice of how they deal with their feelings and moving on with situations. They may be hard and you should feel, experience the feeling. They are real, but there comes a time when you must deal and release. Otherwise you will continue to hurt, continue to go on the way you have always done.

To move on is a great thing. To heal and learn. To become who you are, to know who you are and to live happily. To live at peace and harmony.

You have the power. Only you. Love yourself enough to let go, move on and have a better life.

This may resonate with you in some way. We all have issues in our lives, some big, some
small. They are all significant though. They all can cause hurt and problems in our lives. What we must do is recognise them, realise that we can heal them and move on to live a happier life.

If you have any comments or questions, please do contact me.letttttttt

Love & Light
Charleen xx

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Birthing my drum

On 31st October 2014 I birthed my very own drum. It was an amazing experience and I did not expect how emotional I would feel either.

We cleansed our items to make the drum, the hide, wood frame and material for beaters. We were taken through step by step how to make the drum. It was very relaxing concentrating on making something. It wadrums also good to keep your mind from wandering and thinking about every day things or things you need to do, or any worries. Once you came to the ending of tying through the last piece of lace and cutting the long bit off, we all said ”Happy Birthday” as our drums were birthed! We went on to make our beaters afterwards, which was also very relaxing as you are concentrating on it.

After we had all made our drums, we were taken on a journey to meet the spirit of them. We laid back with our drum on our hearts and our beaters in our hands. Our teachers played their drums, drumming us on a journey. I met the spirit of my drum, a beautiful stag who said he was hear to help me through my journey and he will always be here with me now. He said he loved me and I truly did feel that love and I felt love for him. I truly love my drum. I did not expect these feelings or how emotional I got meeting the spirit of my drum, but it was amazing.

I would not be without my drum now and I would highly recommend making your own drum. You have a deep connection with it, making it yourself and connecting to the spirit of the animal you have made live on in a drum. The spirit of the animal will live on, making music, helping to heal and bring joy.

Here is a poem I have written about my drum:

Hail to my drum, the heart beat of the earth
It helps me to heal and it helps me to connect
Connect me to all things, but importantly to myself
Deep within I go to discover who I am

Hail to my drum, the shamans horse
It helps me to journey, travelling deep within myself
I let go of things that no longer serve me
Helping me to heal and to be free and to be happy

Hail to my drum, thank you for connecting

Hail to my drum, and I love you deeply

Thank you for reading and I hope you all will find the wonderful connection and healing a drum can give you.

Brightest Blessings
Charleen x

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A new start

So we have now started a new year and what better way to start it than to first let go of the past and what no longer serves us. I started by playing my drum, listening to its beautiful sounds and peacefully drifting away. I began to thank the Goddess/God/Universe for bringing the lessons into my life in 2014. I have become stronger this year with some challenges and I have also learnt to start loving myself more. It has truly been a year of rebirth for me, being a reborn phoenix out of its ashes!

I also thanked them for the roof over my head, the family I have and having a job to pay for things such as simple things as food. I am grateful for what I have in my life and I am lucky.

Once I thanked them, I asked them and my guides to help me in the new year to manifest things I want, to bring love and happiness into my life and to help with loving myself more. Still playing my drum and listening to its beautiful song and also thanking it for being in my life. I ended with thank you and namaste.

So why not try this yourself? You do not need a drum, just put on some relaxing music and make yourself comfortable.

Listen to the music and start to relax. Ask your guides to be with you and thank them for being in your life. Thank you Goddess/God/Universe or whoever/whatever makes you comfortable. Ask for help with letting go of things that no longer serve you. State also ‘ I release and let go of anything that no longer serves me. Help me to release these things so I may go into the new year a fresh and to bring into my life love, happiness and abundance.’

Once you have given thanks you can then ask for help in the new year with things you would like help with. You can also ask your guides if they have anything they need to tell you at this moment in time and see what messages you get. Once you have done this thank them and say goodbye.

Remember to write down anything you have experienced, any messages you have received. Remember you can always happy new yeartalk to your guides as well anytime. Just sit and relax and ask them to be with you. Ask them to speak to you and help you.

I wish you a wonderful, healthy, happy and abundant new year and wish that all your dreams come true.

Blessed be

Charleen xx

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Power Animals are spirit guides. They are here to help you on your path and when you are in need. Some people have one and others have a few. Some animals will be with you for your life and some will come and go depending on what you need at that panthermoment.

I first did a meditation a couple of years ago now to meet my Power Animal. I did not know what to expect but went with it. I met a beautiful Pantha named Shira and she will be with me all of my life. When I do other meditations she will normally pop up, just to accompany me or to give me a message. She is very comforting.

I have done other meditations as well and other animals have come to me. I have had Owls, a Stag (which keeps appearing) and most recently a Wolf. I believe that they are not going to be with me always but are here for now when I need them. They give me messages which resonate with me at the time and I have also looked them up in Power Animal books to see what they mean. One book I do love is Animal Speak by Ted Andrews.

Here is a meditation to meet your Power Animal.

Put on a drumming CD or if not some relaxing music you can meditate to. Close your eyes and relax. Imagine roots are growing down from your feet and going deep into the earth, grounding you. Draw up the energy from the earth up into your roots through your body, up out of your head and let the energy tumble down around you protecting you.

power animalsImagine you are in a forest clearing and there is a big Oak tree in front of you. There is an opening in the tree and you walk towards it. You decide you would like to enter and follow a dark earthy path, spiraling down deep into the earth. You then see light, which gets brighter and brighter. You step through the light into a beautiful meadow. What do you see? Have a look round and do a bit of exploring.

You then see a circle of stones. You decide that you would like to enter it and so you do. You go to the middle and sit down. Closing your eyes, you feel the energy of the stones and the circle. You then ask ‘Power Animal please show yourself to me so I know who you are and can connect with you’. You wait. You then sense something coming into the circle. Some one speaks ‘Open your eyes dear one’. You open your eyes and in front of you is your Power Animal. You say hello, ask them questions such as what is your name, do you have a message etc. Be with your Power Animal for as long as you like.

Once you have finished, thank them and say goodbye. Make your way back the way you came, back up into the Oak tree, into the forest clearing. Breathe deeply and open your eyes when you are ready. Write down your experience.

I hope you have enjoyed this mediation. I would love to know how you have got on and what Animals came to you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at earths-wisdom@hotmail.co.uk and  I will be happy to help. If you would like more information on Power Animals then I would recommend the Animal Speak book by Ted Andrews which you can purchase HERE.

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Brightest Blessings

Charleen xx

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A Goddess Workshop

I have just finished a wonderful Goddess Workshop CD and wanted to share it with you. The CD I bought was Goddess Workshop by Suzanne Corbie. It consists of information, meditations and exercises you can do  to get to know certain Goddesses. It takes you through the Triple Goddess, Moon Goddess and the Goddess of Love. It is very good for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the basics of the Goddess and who to connect with for what.

One of the meditations which I did was to meet the Goddess Artemis. The Goddess of the Hunt, maiden aspect. She is the Goddess to go to for independence, strength and freedom. Some affirmations you can say are, I am free to choose my path in my life, I am a independent Spirit, I believe in myself.

In the meditation I met Artemis, a beautiful young woman running through the forest with her animal friends. I ran with them all, sensing the freedom, happiness and power of her presence. Making me feel that I am a strong independent woman who needs no one to make her happy. It was a wonderful experience and has made me feel more powerful in myself. I will definitely be doing this meditation again along with the others on the CD.

goddess workshop

The one hour CD consists of the following:

Welcome and Introduction
The Divine Feminine
The Triple Goddess – Virgin Maiden Goddess
Meditation to connect with the Maiden Goddess
The Mother Goddess
Meditation to connect with the Mother Goddess
Affirmations and exercises for the Full moon
The Dark Goddess
Meditation on the Crone
Affirmations and exercises for the Dark Moon
The Goddess of Love
Meditation to Connect with the Goddess of love
Affirmations and exercises for the Goddess of Love
Connecting with The Goddess
The Gnostic prayer “Thunder, Perfect Mind”

Once again I would definitely recommend this CD if you want to know a bit more about the Goddess and if you are starting out or just want more information and experiences of the Goddess. You can purchase a copy at Amazon which is where I get most of my CDs!

Brightest Blessings!

Charleen 🙂 xx

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I have just had the most amazing meditation! Why was it amazing? Because I have just met a spirit guide!!

Spirit guides are here to help us on our paths, to help us through good and bad times and to help us with specific areas in our lives. We all have a spirit guides and probably more than one. They will show up when you least expect it, just like this one I have just had!

I decided to do a meditation and thought I’d just listen to some drumming music. I first cleansed myself with some sage and sat down and started listening to the drumming. I was at a clearing in a forest with a great big Oak Tree. I went through a hole in the Oak Tree and NATIVE AMERICAN CARD 2travelled deep down into the ground. I came to a doorway which I went through and I found myself in a beautiful crystal cave. In the centre of the cave was a kind of bird bath with water in it. I approached it and heard someone say look into it. I turned around and saw a old Native American Indian. I asked who he was and he said take a look in the pool first. So I took a look and I saw myself as a Native American. He said that is you, you in a past life, your name Song Bird Hawk Woman. He then told me his name was White Cloud and he was here to guide me on my Shamanic path. He said I have done some healing this year and I am on the right path. He is here to help me on this path and I should call on him when ever I need him.

There was a bit more to the meditation but you get the gist! I was not expecting to meet any guides when doing my meditation and maybe that is why one appeared, I do not know.

Would you like to meet a Spirit Guide? Try following the meditation below:

Cleanse yourself with some sage if you can, sit down or lie down and relax, put on some calming music. Set your intention to meet a Spirit Guide.

Imagine roots growing from the soles of your feet, growing deep into the ground and finding a big rock to wrap themselves around. Breathe in the golden light of the core of the earth, up into your roots, up in to your feet, up through your entire body and exploding out the top of your head tumbling down you. Then imagine a white light from above you coming down into your head, right though your body, out of the soles of your feet, into the roots, into the ground.

Take a few deep breaths and imagine you are in a forest clearing. Look around you what do you see? There is a big Oak Tree in the distance, you decide to walk towards it. When you get nearer you see a big hole in the trunk, like a doorway. You enter it and travel deep down into the ground. Going deeper and deeper until you see a light. You go towards the light and enter it. Once you have gone through the light you find your self in a beautiful crystal cave. Look around what do you see? Have a good look around. Once you have had a look round you sense someone is there. You turn round and there is someone standing there. It is a Spirit Guide. You ask them who they are and have a long conversation with them. Ask them their name, what are they there to help you with, do they have any messages for you? Once you have finished talking to them, they give you a gift. You say thank you and good bye and make your way back through the doorway you entered, up the path to take you back to the forest clearing. Up and up you go and come back through the Oak Tree in to the clearing. Take a few deep breaths and come back to the room.

spirit guidesWrite down your experiences. What gift did you get? What does it mean to you?

Remember you can always do this meditation again and always talk to your Spirit Guides.

I hope you enjoyed this meditation and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at earths-wisdom@hotmail.co.uk.

Brightess Blessings

Charleen xx

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Cleansing with Sage

From time to time we all need to cleanse ourselves of negativity. Now many people probably don’t do this, but I try to do it regularly.  Just like we all clean ourselves with a shower or bath, we should really try to cleanse negativity away too. We pick this up from the environment, people we have been around or TV and we probably don’t even know it. We feel sluggish, negative, down, in a bad smudging 2mood and this all can come from these things. People can drain you, if they are constantly moaning or negative towards you, you may feel you start to feel all these things and it can get you down. So we need to really try and cleanse our minds, bodies, spirits and auras regularly, to help keep positive. There are various ways of doing this such as visualisations when showering or bathing, meditation, but the way I do this and the way I really like is using sage.

The ritual burning of sage is most commonly known from Native Americans, but many other cultures use it as well. Sage is very healing and calming and makes you feel at peace. I use White Californian Sage but you can use other types.  Use what you prefer or mix it up a little, whatever you choose is right for you and will do the job! Many people may do this different ways, but this is how I cleanse myself and my rooms. You can use this as a guide and then adapt how you see fit or what feels right for you. There is no ”right” way.

To start with, ground yourself. You can do this by closing your eyes and breathing in deeply and as you exhale, imagine roots growing down from your feet deep into the ground. Breath deeply and visualise this a couple of times. Breath in deeply and imagine gold light or whatever colour that comes to you coming up the roots into your feet and up your entire body exploding from the top of your head and tumbling down you. Then with the next in breath imagine a white light coming down from above into your head and go through you, through your feet deep into the ground. You are now grounded.

smudgingTake  your sage and light it. Blow out the flame so it is smoking (When burning the sage, make sure it is in a heat proof dish). Ask Grandfather Sage to cleanse you of all negativity, mind, body and spirit. With your hand or large feather, wave the smoke over you. Go from your feet upwards, making sure it covers you and your aura around you. Doing the best you can. Breathing in the wonderful scent as well. You should feel a deep relief and calming feeling once done. Thank Grandfather Sage.

Once you have cleansed yourself, you can cleanse your home. Ask Grandfather Sage to cleanse your home from all negativity. Then just wave the smoke around the room, up and down, getting into corners. Once you are done, thank Grandfather Sage.

As I said you do not have to do it like this, but it gives you a starting point if you haven’t done it before or just want a little guidance. I hope you find it useful and I hope you do start to enjoy the wonderful healing and cleansing power of Sage. If you do have any questions please contact me at earths-wisdom@hotmail.co.uk or just comment below.

Happy Cleansing!

Charleen xx

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The Calling

Wow! I have just been on a wonderful healing weekend. Special teachers Ed McGaa Eagle Man, Barbara Meiklejohn-Free, Flavia Kate Peters and Olaf Nixon.

Learning the wisdom and knowledge from a native american and highland seer was wonderful. Throughout the weekend we were in ceremony, opening the ceremony with drumming and singing.

Then meditation with the faeries and connecting to them. Meeting my own faerie guardian who was a gnome called Grump! Which I will explore more into and will let you all know more!

Then a sweat lodge late in the evening, lasting for a couple of hours. This was a healing sweat lodge, releasing our fears and letting go ofthe calling weekend june 2013 past hurts. The sweat lodge represents the earth mothers womb, comforting and coming out reborn. I felt safe and peaceful in there and could have spent all night there. Once I came out I felt peaceful, relaxed and tired. Preparing me for a really good sleep, however it was then up the hill getting into my sleeping bag on a vision quest. I was extremely tired so I fell asleep in the great outdoors sharing the hill with sheep and other animals which may have been there. We stayed out on the hill till 4.30 in the morning, something I have never done before, but it was an experience!

The next day came and it was more drumming and then the gongs were brought out! Laying there listening to their wonderful sounds and I could hear singing as well either coming from them or somewhere else, but it was not a person. Things came to me, but I also felt very relaxed. Then it was the closing ceremony with more singing!

I have only described the weekend very briefly and cant really put in words about the experience. There was so much more to it and the wisdom and teachings that were given by word were wonderful too. I feel very privileged I could go there and be with the people I was with. I hope to go again next year and I recommend anyone to try something like this, whether it just be a drumming workshop or just to go for a sweat lodge or even a gong bath! Go Go Go and experience!!

Love and blessings

Charleen xx

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Angels and meditation

Do you believe in angels? I definitely do!

Angels are here to help and guide us. They are here to give love and comfort and just to talk if that is all we need. Just ask!

Angels are angelic beings of light coming from a higher dimension. People see them as balls of light, a human figure with wonderful white wings or orbs. There are many books on people en counting an angel which you can read up on if your interested. But why not meet your Guardian Angel? You can simply do this by meditation. Try the following meditation…..angel

Put on some relaxing music, sit or lie down and start to relax. Imagine yourself in a beautiful meadow and there is a mountain near you. You can hear the birds singing and the bees buzzing. You can smell the wonderful scents of the flowers about you. You start to walk towards the mountain, once you come to the bottom you see there is a path going up. You decide to climb the mountain and take the path. As you climb higher and higher, winding around and round up and up, you breath in the cool fresh air, taking in the view around you. You may encounter animals along the way, if you do take note of them. You finally reach the top, and there at the top is a bright glowing light, you take a closer look and see that it is an escalator going up, up into the heavens. You decide to step on it. Up and up it takes you into the clouds and beyond. Up and up, higher and higher you go. Look around you, what do you see? Do you sense anything at all? You are now approaching the top, you step off the escalator and look around. What do you see? You hear the most wonderful music and decide to following it, its sounds like voices and harp strings and pianos, but you cant make it out entirely. Following the music you come to a big crystal building, you take the steps up to the doors and enter, there inside you see your Guardian Angel. You approach them and say hello. Talk to your angel, ask them their name, what are they here for and do they have a message? Talk to them for however long you wish. Once you have finished, thank them and say good bye. Make your way back to the escalator, step on the escalator to take you down, you are now at the top of the mountain, you walk back down the mountain taking note of any animals or flowers you may see. Once at the bottom, come back to the room and open your eyes. Remember to write down your experience, what you saw and what you felt if anything.

I hope you enjoyed that meditation. Please let me know of your experiences or if you have any questions contact me. Remember you can do this meditation as many times as you like to talk to your angel. Your Guardian Angel is there for you, all you need to do is ask for their help. They surround you day and night watching over you.

I will write more about Angels and the Archangels in future blogs. But for now i will leave you here. Remember you are always surrounded by your loving angels.

Angel Blessings

Charleen xx

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Unicorns

So as I said in my last blog, I’m going to give you a bit more information about Unicorns.

The name Unicorn means in Latin Unus ‘One’ and Cornu ‘Horn’. The Unicorn is a mythical creature like a horse with a straight or spiralled horn extending from its forehead. The traditional Unicorn also has a billy-goat beard. unicorn 2

They are  very close to the angelic and faery realms and so they come bringing pure angelic healing energy. They are known as 7th dimensional beings and very highly advanced. They symbolise or represent the holy spirit and the truth that we are all pure light. The Unicorn is selfless yet solitary and fierce yet good. Beautiful, wild, proud, peaceful, humble, angelic, mysterious, pure, graceful and divine.

The Unicorns are here to guide us and help us remember who we really are. They are here to awaken our inner child, to encourage you to follow your heart, guide you to take steps towards your life purpose and so much more.

Everyone has a Unicorn guide. Just like everyone has Angel and Faery guides. To connect to your Unicorn guide try this mediation……

Put some relaxing music on or nature sounds, sit or lay down and relax. Imagine yourself in a clearing in the woods. Its a beautiful summers day and the sun is shining brightly through the trees. You decide to sit down  in the centre of the clearing and close your eyes and listen to the sounds of the woodlands. You can hear the birds tweeting, the bees buzzing and the breeze against the trees. As you sit their listening you become very relaxed and one with nature. You decide to ask to meet your Unicorn guide, so in your mind you say, Unicorn guide please come to me and reveal yourself so I know who you are and can get to know you. You wait and listen and see if they come. You then hear a rustle in the trees and feel a presence. You open your eyes and there in front of you on the edge of the clearing is your guide. You say hello and have a conversation with them. Ask them their name, what are they there to guide you with and anything else you would like to talk about. Once you have finished, thank them and say goodbye. You sit back in the centre of the clearing and close your eyes and come back to the room.

Remember once you have done this meditation to write down your experience so you don’t forget in future. Remember you can always do this meditation to visit your guide and ask for advice.

I hope you do decide to meet your Unicorn guide and start to regularly connect with them. They are the most wonderful loving being who can offer so much. I still have so much to learn myself!

Enjoy the meditation and if you have any questions please feel free to ask away!

Brightest Blessings

Charleen x

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