Llangernyw – Monday, 23rd November 2009
I’ve just noticed that this was the 200th post on this blog. That should keep you busy, reading through all that lot!
When I consulted my wallchart that shows the energetic profile of the year (amongst many other wonderful and useful features) it indicated that this evening had very little potential to be a good night for energy work. The moon was only at the early stages of its waxing cycle and would take over another week to get to full, Venus is currently the Morning Star, and not the Evening Star, and to top it all off it had been raining solidly all day, and still was as we set off for Llangernyw.
For some unknown reason, and they’re usually the best reasons, Kal felt he had unfinished business with the Llangernyw Yew tree. Perhaps my recent, and much delayed post had prompted him. Perhaps it was just the right time to go again. So we went, deep into the evening, fifty miles into the North Wales countryside, to go and see a tree and a graveyard. We’re not all there, I have to agree, and that would be putting it politely.
When we arrived the rain had mysteriously stopped the second we got out of the car, and the clouds had parted to reveal a carpet of stars across the clear welsh night sky. As we approached the churchyard it was clear that someone was still doing something inside the church. The lights were on and flooding the churchyard and the yew tree with high-wattage energy-saving bulb light. Still, it gave me an opportunity to appreciate the fine stained glass window designs all around the church.
Not wanting to cause awkward questions we retired to the lower graveyard to wait to see if the lights went out. After only ten minutes they did, which made us feel easier. No-one else would be knocking around in a dark country graveyard except some complete nutters, like us.
Again, Kal will probably eventually reveal his own story, but this is about my discoveries this night. It started when I ventured around the side of the church. Avoiding the slippiest recumbent gravestones I got my dowsing rods out and asked to be taken to the best place for me to stand to get energised. I was taken back on myself to the exact same spot I was at last time I was there – a little mound no bigger than my feet, a couple of inches high, whose grass seemed slightly different from the surrounding grass. I remembered the position once I looked around – yep, this was the same spot. I felt good, and stayed on it until I had had enough of the bubbling energy feeling through my feet.
I then went to the “gateway between the worlds” – two standing stones that look like the entrance to some-one’s driveway, if their driveway led to the side church wall and window! I confirmed its purpose – as a threshold of consciousness. I asked to be taken to the perfect spot to activate the gateway and was taken around the left-most stone three times until the dowsing response got so tight that it was brushing the stone. This stone, I presume! I stood there, but, just like last time, it didn’t feel like the right time to use it; as though there wasn’t enough energy available. I looked up – the moon was obscured by clouds. I moved on.
Take a seat – we’ll be taking off soon
On to the two megalithic stones that hemmed in a symbol-ridden raised grave. I confirmed that the stones were definitely older than the church building, and that they were in their original position. Then I asked for the gender of the stones. The one with the rounded top had female energies, and the one with the angular edges was definitely male. As I approached the male stone, dowsing, I realised that I hadn’t noticed the last visit that the stone formed a natural chair! This was clearly one of those Dream Seats that I had been finding at stone circles up and down the country (cf. Castlerigg).
Almost as soon as I sat down on the ‘seat’ and settled into a comfortable position I could feel the energy from the stone. I closed my eyes and was immediately whisked away into the sky. I could see myself flying at great speed through the night sky, looking at the darkened land with its occasional clusters of street lights far below. I had a sense that I was travelling inland from the sea. I could feel moisture around me too – I was pulling the clouds with me, and I wasn’t alone either. There were more ‘beings’ like me, air elementals I might hazard to guess, drawing the rain clouds inland from the sea with the force of our flight.
As I got used to the sensation I began to direct my attention towards my home, far in the distance. Now I was flying much faster than the wind, and landed with grace inside my house, tying the energy I had brought with me from the Dream Seat onto my home power centre. I then sprang back into the air and re-traced my flight back to where I was sitting, jolting myself into full consciousness again as I returned to my body.
It was an amazing experience, similar to what happened at Castlerigg. I was beginning to understand now that these dream seat stones were capable of some form of out of body experience, and that the experience seemed linked to my own understanding of the forces that I could imagine performing such a flight.
Ask and yew will receive
When I had recovered from that exhilarating flight I gathered myself and picked up the dowsing rods again. I dowsed for any link from the nearby female stone and was taken to the male stone (the dream seat). From the male stone the connection went around the church (hugging the walls) to the centre of the huge yew tree. Kal came over to see what I was doing and confirmed that the place I had found under the yew tree was the same spot he was been directed to minutes before to do his meditations. Again, confirmatory information or coincidence? The differentiation is meaningless to us now.
One last interesting point was that the mighty yew’s nemeton field stretched way further than last time we were there – it was almost down to the lower graveyard, which must be some 60-70 feet in radius from the centre of the tree! In everything we had dowsed that night the yew tree was the source and central focus of all the subtle energy power for the whole Llangernyw site. Well worth a visit – at least you know you can have an interesting sit down when you get there!