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Rumi Life and Love

Rumi Life and Love

It was exactly 1:08 in the afternoon. I was sat with a couple of friends at a cafe when the question of, “what next?” arose. This inevitably led to a glance at the time-piece replacement that we all carry now. Our mobile devices. Which of course have several other distracting features.

In order to respond to my friends question I had glanced at my phone and seen an overdue message. In essence it was saying that I had “Maybe’d” to an invitation to a talk in a nearby town and that the talk was starting soon.

Some very quick mental calculations along with an internal – emotional – search of the Desire to Attend cupboard produced a “let it go” result and I told my friends, “nothing much, just some food and home.”

We parted company and I headed towards a food outlet. Minutes later I was in my car, sans food and heading to my rooms. Even as I drove, there was a nagging thought at the back of my mind…

“Go to the event…”

I looked again at the time, 1:25. There was no way I could make the event. It started at 2pm and the traffic going into the town would be atrocious. I arrived home and filled the fridge with food whilst considering other, more available options for the afternoon.

“Go to the event…”

The event in question was a talk about the poetry of the famous heart centered poet Rumi. Paying particular attention to the aspects that related to Sufism. Both are topics that I am interested in, hence the “maybe” response I had given to the event invite.

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New beginnings and New things at Dinas Bran

Looking up at Bran

Looking up at Bran

I would go into the synchronicities that occurred to get me to the station on time to meet up with Chris. But those go without saying these days. Suffice to say that even a seasoned veteran like me was taken by surprise.

Up until today the weather had been unsettled. A mix of sun, rain, sleet, wind and snow was not uncommon. However on this day, the sun was beaming with the promise of a beautiful and lasting change.

With blessings in our hearts we set off for an afternoon of pleasure at the Table of Bran. The drive was swift and uncomplicated and soon we arrived at the footsteps of the hill. Stopping at a place further down than our normal want meant a steeper and longer climb. Fortunately, due to the intercession of one Goddess in my life, I had had some measure of preparation (see the resonance of Caileach here).

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New Moon, Wizards and Goddesses

The One Ring

The One Ring

Lunacy is a word that I agree with in that a full moon drives it crazy. So a new moon has quite the opposite effect on me. Yesterday was one such evening and I was in a mind to travel to the Wizards wood, namely Alderley Edge.

I arrived whilst it was still light and headed into the forest. Minutes later I was at the huge Beech tree. Sitting within its eaves I opened myself up to commune. Or rather I wondered about the ability to commune with a goddess I’m in good stead with. A thought entered my mind. Could I summon one Caileach? I know, a terrible thought and a very dangerous one.

Asking the dowsing rods got me a very surprising Yes. What? I could summon Caileach? Shock! Could, yes, but should? Probably not. Fortunately that decision was taking out of my hands because apparently I didn’t have the tools to cast the charm.

I leaned back against the trunk of the tree and boom there she was. It’s been an age and an age since we communed, or at least so it seemed to me. However she made it known that such passage of time was irrelevant to her. With that amazing smile.

“You are doing well.” She whispered into my ear.

As readers of this blog will know, I am not a one for the patient waiting. These winter nights are so trying to my sense of movement. She read my thoughts of course.

“Stop pushing the wall”

 These are words that keep haunting me from many arenas. As readers are very aware. I am not a one for slowing down, taking it easy or just general patience. In my universe at least, the purpose of a wall is to be pushed and yet here, again, I am being told – not asked to slow down.

A clear admonishing and with a note of comfort besides.

“It doesn’t matter to the Universe whether you push or not. Your path has been clearly set. You cannot deviate from it, all your pushing does is harm you.”

Now, that is probably one of the longest statements that this Goddess has proclaimed. I sighed. Of all of the tasks I have faced in an energetic, spiritual or worldly sense. This non-pushing is the most difficult.

otherworldly presence emptied from that place and I was left considering. I needed a trick! Something that would interrupt my own pattern of pushing. Some magic of my own. I got up and began the trek back to my car.

An hour later I was back in my rooms and considering the outing. Whilst putting away my sacred accoutrements (crystals, incense, singing bowl etc) I noticed an object that I had picked up some time ago. It was a silver ring with a celtic design. I recall acquiring whilst we were on a sacred pilgrimage in Ireland.

Generally speaking, I am not a one for jewelry however, this was going to serve a purpose beyond aesthetics. It would be a reminder not to push. Let’s see if it works.

 

Runcorn Hill – Just-in-Time

Kal at Runcorn Hill

Kal at Runcorn Hill

What makes a great day? One that has a good mundane and esoteric component.This morning Chris and I attended a networking meeting called Pow-Wow! It was brilliant. A good bunch of folks and a nice couple of hours in which, I felt that we all got something useful.

Then upon the return journey we cast about for something to fill our sacred souls. Now, Alderley Edge and the Wizards wood had been whispering its call but we also felt a tug from Runcorn Hill. The Hill is a place we visited in our youth of Nature-Working (i.e. about 6 years ago) and did some amazing collaborative healing there. Even at that time we knew that it wouldn’t last for long so it was well overdue a visit.

We arrived in the quiet cold afternoon and wasn’t surprised to see/feel that all vestiges of our previous work had been eroded away. Such are the energies atop that hill. Not helped in any way by the electricity pylons – shudder.

Without collaboration we both went our own way in helping to shield the site from the heinous EMF. I found a place to prepare which also served as a place to create a barrier around me. The barrier of protection formed itself like a spiraling whirlwind which was odd because I’ve never envisioned such a protection before. After this I followed the dowsing rods to a place where I could bring forth my protective enchantment.

Standing facing away from th pylons I visualised bringing energy up from the Earth. As the flow increased I let Nature take a hand in its shaping and positioning. What it began to form was a vertical cocoon around the pylon. At first it was just one-sided and then it went into the ground and enveloped the pylon completely. Something rather strange happened then because the oval around the pylon began to stretch along the power lines so that more and more pylons were enclosed.

It looked amazing I have to say. But the glamour wasn’t complete. After stretching some miles in either direction (a feat that I could not have envisaged) the spiral of protection that surrounded me, unwrapped itself and wrapped around the protective barrier. It seemed that the spiral was powering the protection. I knew though that this would not last so a thought occurred to me. I looked up at the bright-white winter sun and connected its everlasting energy to the sparkling spiral. Like an alternator I thought. I felt that my job was done and broke of all connections.

As I did I glanced over at Chris and saw that he too was done. We took some pictures of the site and then shared our experiences. Talk about synchronistic! As before, it seems that unconsciously we had melded our solutions beautifully.

 

Winter Solstice 2014 3 of 3 Maidens Bower and Quests

Maidens Bower

Maidens Bower

Our final stop for this Winter Solstice was the Maidens Bower. The sun was dipping on the horizon and we clambered through the mud towards the hill we presumed was the bower of said maiden. It wasn’t or rather we felt it wasn’t. So we continued further along and came across a few other hills and they also felt wrong. It was then that I recalled that this place had something to do with a maze…hmmm.

Finally, we came to a hill that not only felt right but looked right too. It actually reminded me of the Stpe pyramid in Cairo which I had recently visited. I asked whether there was anything that needed to be done for this place, No. So I found an aligned place and sat down to enjoy the sunset. As my mind wandered over the days events a curious thought occurred to me.

  • How come beings at certain places know about my quest?

It was a curious question and one that I should have asked many years ago. Here is the thing. I have these quests and I go to certain places and they help me to move forward on them. But how do they know what I am about and where I need to go? Surely the spirits or beings out there are not holding a “Kal’s Guide”?

I pondered this, whilst enjoying the peace of the Maidens Bower. No, it couldn’t be that they knew the intimates of my quests. What then? There was of course the Akashic Records idea. Was it that these beings had access to those records and were able to pull the information out?

As I thought about that a third option occurred to me. The only other constant in all these encounters was me. Maybe I carried the knowledge locked within me and they were able to unlock it, or some of it? Now that is interesting.

As I pondered this more, option 3 became my favourite. What didn’t occur to me was to ask the Rods which one was right. Maybe next time.

Our outing and day were done and had left me with an interesting question to ponder.

See you in 2015.

All the very best of fortunes to you and all whom you love,

Kal

Winter Solstice 2014 2 of 3 St Michaels Church

St Michaels Church near Thornborough

St Michaels Church near Thornborough

In the previous post I mentioned that we had passed this church twice and it had been given some significance in our attention. So we arrived here a few minutes after finishing at Thornborough henge to see what the fuss was about. As we began to dowse we separated and I moved off towards the front of the church. I asked whether there was anything to be done here and the answer was a Yes. Which of course added another spoonful of weight to the notion that places draw us, rather than the other way around.

Seat under the Holly

Seat under the Holly

I asked where I needed to be to start this work and was taken to a Holly tree. I sat beneath the tree and asked of the place, in what way can I be of service? After some moments I got the feeling that the place and the tree seemed disconnected. I asked whether they wanted to be connected to some trees outside of here? The answer was Yes.

Well, I know a couple of trees really well, would either of them do?

  • The Ancient Yew or Old Oak

With out a doubt it was Ancient Yew. So I called over the distances to my guide Ancient Yew and asked whether it would be okay to connect this Holly tree to it. The answer was Yes. So I visually the roots of the tree going deeper into the ground and finding energy pathways that led to the Yew tree in Wales. Once connected I pushed and pulled energy through the connection until it seemed self-sustaining and I thought I was done.

I rose from my seat and asked the rods whether the connection and flow had been made, Yes. However a further few questions revealed that it wouldn’t last long. How could I make it last longer? Eventually the idea of an engine came to me. To create this I walked from tree to tree around the church yard. I don’t know the exact count but it was at least 3 times. I stopped when a feather blew into my path. Picking it up I knew that the job was done.

Seems like a fairly standard piece of work until you read the experiences that Chris had at the church. Synchronicity is an understatement.

Kal

Obelisk at Karnak – Egypt 9

Two Obelisks at Karnak

Two Obelisks at Karnak

I am not a restful soul I have to say. Barely had I arrived in Luxor than I was off out on an adventure. Walking up to the desk in the hotel, I asked the attendant, which is the nearest place to visit? It was 1pm in the afternoon and I didn’t want to go too far away as I had 4 days to fill. Karnak was the nearest, but not near enough to walk, so I grabbed a taxi and was off.

Rows of Sphinx at Karnak

Rows of Sphinx at Karnak

Karnak is huge and I got my first lesson in ignoring the time frames that taxi drivers have based on other tourists. Te driver said that, since I was on my own, I would be done in 2 hours, which was when he would return. I told him that I would be done, when I am done.

As you walk towards the huge entrance there are a row of sphinxes as I dowsed along the walk way, the rods would swing in towards each statue. Curious, I thought, rather like when you walk the boundary of a stone circle. With a circle the energy has a bit of a spike where each stone is placed and I figured that was what it was here. In any case, I didn’t pay it too much attention as the gorgeous temple awaited.

As with my usual methodology, I asked whether there was anything I can do for the temple and its Genius Loci. The answer was no, then was there anything I could learn at this place? The answer was a yes. I asked to be directed to where this learning could occur and was taken to an Obelisk. Now in the picture you can see the one on the left is fully accessible. I had the rods pointing to the one on the right, behind the roped area. Terrific!

Guerilla dowsing in a foreign country is not as appealing as at home. So I passed on this offer and decided to go exploring elsewhere within the temple. I asked if I could find the Genius Loci and the answer was yes. so I followed the rods in and out of the stones until the led me to an enclosed hidden away space. As they swirled into a spiral I looked around me. To my surprise I was stood right next to the Obelisk that I had wanted to get to. By some magic of navigation the rods had brought me to the place I needed to be.

I sat down in this beautifully cool and enclosed (away from the tourists) place and meditated. I had been to an Obelisk before, in Central Park, Manhattan. Curiously enough, at the time I was investigating that one, Chris was examining the energies of an Obelisk in Paris.

It came to my mind that this Obelisk was energetically connected to the one in Manhattan. I wondered about this since there are many Obelisks floating around Egypt and indeed the world. But an intuitive thought had occurred to me. I had found the Central Park obelisk when I had been looking for the Genius Loci of Central Park. It had been at the site where the Obelisk had been located. The same was true here at Karnak. Was this why the two were connected? Was this the resonance between the two? The answer was yes. I felt that there was more to learn and as I sat there drinking some water another realisation came to me. Had I been able to get access to this obelisk because I had found the other one and the Genius Loci some 3 years ago? Yes.

It seems that I had some resonance within myself that had helped me find the place here. An interesting idea. One definitely to put into the investigate later category.

Since there was nothing for me to do here and nothing more for me to learn. I spent the remainder of my hours taking in the majesty of this place.

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