Hi everyone…. Hot hot hot in Ibiza right now…. needing to take care of myself and keep calm and carry on.
So my IN- tuition told me to go have a manicure a couple of days ago! Oh I thought, that would be lovely. I haven´t had one for YEARS! But can I spoil myself? Should I treat myself? This simple life means I have to take care of my pennies these days as I re-learn the value of money and time and what I really need in life!
Anyway, the feeling was strong so off I went to the particular nail salon my intuition like in the south of Ibiza. It was lovely. Cati my nail therapist was lovely… it was all LOVELY. I felt totally deserving… yes, I felt this is the right decision.
THEN! Chatting with the girls in the shop about what I did, the excitement started didn't it?! My job as Oracle is rather cool so it seems smile emoticon
A lovely American lady over heard and I was summonsed into her massage room for a Tete a Tete. She asked me about my work and took my e-mail address to follow up later and is now in the process of booking a reading and also a Jewels in the Box event in her home for a group of her girlfriends (yes I come to your home too).
Thanks intuition!!!!!! Thanks Zeynep´s Nail Salon, Jesus. It all makes sense now and my nails look great! Even though I super glued my fingers together this afternoon and had to use white spirit to separate them. Nails are still perfect smile emoticon
MORAL to STORY = listen to your lovely intuition, especially when it tells you to treat yourself. You just never know what might happen when you do!
Let´s face it……
Welcome to my new blog called LET´S FACE IT!"!
A few friends have asked me to create this so here it is!!! A space for me to share my journey of facing the light, facing myself, facing huge change and how all of it is up to me to face & no-one else!!
Oh and facing going to L.A. after not leaving Ibiza for nearly 7 years!!!
As I share my own journey, I trust that some of it will also resonate with you and support you in your process, wherever you are along your own road of change and facing yourself.
A new life, a new doorway and a new, rejuvenated self awaits us when we are prepared to face it!
So let´s face it!!!!
For many years I "thought" I was ready for this change which is happening now but, in fact I was not ready, nowhere near ready in fact!!! What I really needed was to heal, to take time out to rest and to renew and to clear my head and body AND mind of my past but in this modern day life, time is a luxury and so I kept going, trying to change, trying to create the new and ultimately I just kept feeling exhausted. I kept going though until I couldn't go on anymore.
Burn out! It happens to the strongest usually. The ones who don´t want to give up and don´t know how to receive. I didnt want to give up because I felt my vision was too important!!! It was so needed, it was sooooo beautiful. My vision to create "a sacred space away from everyday life" for other people was all I could think about, all I could talk about and it kept me going through my darkest times!!!!!!! Funny though wasn´t it, that it took I would say about 5 years for me to get that it was me who needed a sacred space too :-) ???
Slowly, slowly I was able to understand that which I most wanted to give was that which I most needed myself. Strange to believe that this was and IS the hardest part! Facing myself. Facing my own pain and not purely that of others. Learning to receive support, to be loved, to love myself and to give myself what I need.
Everyday now I allow myself space, I allow myself time. It is still not easy but I do it because I know it is the key to change. I know it is the key to opening up miracles into my life, support in my life, love in my life and creativity too. And that my friends is what I was most scared of!!!
Most of my work with others (translate this to me too!) is in helping people (me) seeing that what we want and dont seem to be able to get, is that which we are most scared of and therefore that which they are blocking themselves from RECEIVING.
It´s a tough one to face. It´s a hard one to get your head around!!! but let´s face it, it´s true! How many friends do you hear complaining about the same thing over and over again, perhaps a partner or job situation and yet, they won't do anything to change it, they simply blame it for making them feel so bad but dont know how to let it go!
BIG FAT KEY!!! They already feel like this inside, regardless of the situation and are KEEPING their life that way so that they can continue to feel how they know to feel!
My blog will help to unlock this wisdom, this teaching. As you watch me face myself and my own fears & pain, I trust that it may, just maybe, help you see where you block yourself too! And how you hold into your own pain.
Life is a miracle and it is not what we think! LIfe wants us to have everything which is good for us!
Our role? In opening up and healing the wounds which made up close in the first place, so that as an adult we can transform and receive and be re-born!
We are not a limited being. We are a huge potential ball of divine energy and all we need do is drop our story, say thank you for the lessons we needed to learn from it! We learn to not resist, judge, fight, blame, protect and defend and then….. as if by magic……. our life opens in a new, MIRACULOUS and beautiful way.
As we let go, we start to flow!
For most of my life I hated me. I felt that this life was not for me and I started to say that when I was only about 8 years old :-( I felt that whatever I wanted would ultimately be taken from me so what was the point?
Taking off this dirty skin has been horrifically painful. This skin of guilt and shame and self hate was who I thought I was and, subconsciously I have fought tooth and nail to keep that me alive!!!! Even though it hurt so much.
Stepping beyond "that" Julie is what this blog is all about and how incredibly difficult it is to believe that we hide from our light!!!!
So, I am facing it and I look forwards to sharing my journey from caterpillar, into Cocoon into Butterfly with you!
I look forwards to flying with you, releasing with you and facing the light with you.
We are loved and cherished and guided and any other story must now be placed in the recycle bin as we await a newer version!
Thank you for being here. Your participation fuels my courage and will to continue. My inner guidance is now super strong and with it I feel invincible. I am blessed to be here now on Planet Earth at this incredible time.
With all my love and appreciation
Jules Alice Gibbons
Founder of Goddessa Ibiza
"Enjoy a sacred space away from everyday life."
Are you a fighter? Do you strive, dig, hunt and goal set your way to what you want? Indeed is there any other way in this day and age???
When we think of a Warrior, we naturally think of a man, clothed and armed for battle. Facing death & destruction to save & honour those placed in his protection. His energy enables us to sit back & to feel safe & as though everything will be ok.
So when I ask you what you see when I ask you to visualise a female Warrior, what is it you see? The ancient archetypes for so long buried by a patriarchal society, may take a while to come into your mind but relax & see what comes as you meditate or contemplate this question. Maybe you see a wild cave woman or muddied Earth Woman, perhaps Lara Croft springs to mind or even Cat Woman but interestingly we usually summon either an ancient vision or a super-futuristic heroin. Did you?
Thing is, most of us have become warriors to gain freedom and respect in this world but does this fighting and striving and focussing serve us anymore? Is this program outdated? Is there another way???
A NEW WAY, A FEMININE WAY
So I ask you to now visualize a Warrior Queen rather than a warrior woman. Does that change what your mind brings forth? A queen is quite different isn’t she? A Warrior Queen is not so much rushing forwards into battle, no, instead she sits back & understands the forces which work for & with her. She is calmer, slower to react, she has true power & charisma.
HEALING THE FEMININE
My work in healing my own & others´ female energy, which resides inside men AND women, has lead me down many amazing & sacred pathways, revealing such ancient information & knowledge that it has, at times, blown my mind.
There is so much to learn and re-gain & it is life-changing stuff! If you have watched or read the Di Vinci Code you will have begun this journey of understanding & will now question how the Bible was perhaps twisted to veer us towards fearing god, praising purely male figures & restraining women into purely nurturing roles or, if they dared outside of this boundary, to be cast as overtly sexual/ prostitutes & therefore evil.
THE RETURN OF THE DIVINE FEMININE
So journey with me for a moment & entertain this notion of a modern Warrior Queen; I woman who knows her rightful place on her metaphorical throne, who respects both her own intellect, her nurturing qualities and her own inner and outer strength. A woman who can lead or follow, love & conquer. A balance, which few of us may have cultivated yet but for sure a role model & goal for us all.
If we see the Warrior Queen as a potential now in 2015 then of course we don’t see her dressed in royal robes & a crown either & she has for sure battled through the days of fighting for her metaphorical throne, so neither does she need to veil her femininity in a suit of grey, building more of a male quality in order to be seen & heard & feel powerful & safe. Our modern Warrior Queen therefore feels elegant, at ease, whole, wise and beautiful. She is probably wearing whatever she wants to wear and feeling very good in that style, which is her own. She will not be blindly following fashion designed to help her fit into yet another exterior based status.
So as a Warrior Queen, does she actually truly FEEL that she is facing real battle anymore?
Do her daily dilemmas really require her to fight for freedom like a front line war situation?
Or is her daily process more about creating balance & calm in her relationships, business or society as a whole.
And I talk predominantly here of course about women of Western Society.
Whether you are working internally or externally on your life right now, seeing this woman as a Queen, shifts us from the whole concept of feminism & forging forwards, which required us to be coated in the masculinity I mention. Lead marching there for 50 years or more to be like men in order to gain the status and right to have an opinion as they were automatically given. We saw this as our goal but once achieved we might actually have felt exhausted or empty. Alternatively we might have used our femininity to sway or manipulate men but therefore still seeing men as the gatekeeper to our freedom.
WHERE ARE YOU ON THIS ROAD TO INNER AND OUTER FEMININE FREEDOM?
Taking off our armour we can feel so tired, so how do we retain the freedom we have created but also bring in some pleasure & enjoyment to this unbalanced linear thinking path we have been on for so long AND, not lose the foothold we have gained?
Seeing yourself as a Warrior Queen or, if you are a man, then knowing that inside you is this divinely powerful Queen energy, shifts everything.
The time has come. For many women now the fight is over. We can afford to relax a little but more each day. There are enough of us through the gateway to retain our place now and the more we relax into our throne & know that this is our natural and divine right, then the more we can stop the fighting & start to bring forth a genuine balance in our female & male energies. First of all in our inner worlds and then into the outer one.
Now is the time to allow through our Divine Feminine & to re-learn her incredible power, bringing forwards that which was branded and tainted as dark and bad for many, many thousands of years.
So welcome back you divinely feminine creatures. A new adventure is starting. You are here in a brand new world & it is up to each and every one of us to listen within & create from our more femininely guided queen-like responses, a new future for ourselves and all humans to come.
The planet needs YOU!
My work with my clients is practical and so I give you here 5 top tips on how to balance and merge your inner energies....
5 top tips for cultivating your warrior queen nature
1. Self care. Place yourself in the centre of your world is the most honest & nourishing thing you can do for yourself. Consider the oxygen mask on an airplane and how we are guided by the stewardess to put on out own mask before that of a baby or child.
No-one is safe if we are not breathing & alive!
2. Slow down. Making time to plan ahead & create sacred space for yourself is priceless. More haste less speed as the old saying goes.
3. Ask for help! Yes, being open to receive is the new gold so be open about your insecurities & needs & you will be amazed at who sees that as brave & offers you a hand!
4. Believe in magic. The universe is somewhat of a miracle really isn’t it & it is not up to us to hold it all together! No, not even YOU can do that & so believing in a higher power will open you up to relaxation & miracles.
5. What is happening outside of you is a direct mirror of how you feel about yourself. As within, so without. You cannot clean a spot off a mirror if the spot is on your own face. So let go of self-negative thoughts and see your life change.
To work with me 1-1, in a group or retreat please e-mail email@example.com and we will talk about what is on offer to you in Ibiza or online.
Much time has passed since I wrote Part 1 about the extremes of Ibiza living. It never felt the right time somehow because I do take quite a lot of time to digest and understand my experiences but this passed Winter has been most interesting & I feel ready to dive in and retrieve its wisdom.
My personal "work" has been to guide people, at least this is how I came to be known on the island over the last few years; for my moon guidance and then also with my Goddess Soul Readings. So when I started to make a turn into group events, it felt to me, to be a necessary & natural expansion of the wisdom that comes through my 1 to 1 readings. I have received so so so many insights and deep teachings when I act as a vessel, or Oracle as I could be labelled, & so I felt guided & indeed ready to impart or to extract the essence of this wisdom as a feeling or message and to bring it to more people at once into events and to do so over the Winter to bring a balance to my life and the lives of others.
So first & foremost, what was the message or essence that I felt so compelled to share?
I would say that the overall and most singular statement I could give as an answer to this question is that I have experienced that "There is a key to finding a deep connection to ourselves & to a divine guidance within us, which not only knows what is best for us but that will actually bring that situation into reality. The key to this possibility though is so easily missed in our busy go go go lives. The key is to be found in a state of being and points towards us learning to let go & to receive and to allow this reconnection to take place."
Yes! We just allow it come come through us and we are miraculously reconnected to the divine. So the state of being was the feeling/message I wanted to share! I wanted to help more people LET GO and receive so that they could return to their natural divine selves!!!
It sounds easy and obviously is, in theory but to allow life to flow through us like this can be quite some journey as we are not trained to be this apparently vulnerable or passive in Western culture. We are invited though now to return to who we are and to do so, we have to let go of our in built childhood and ancestral fears and defenses and return to receptivity, albeit now a mature receptivity, born from experience and wisdom and not a childish, naive passivity.
As babies & children we of course have this connection still in place, we are still seamlessly connected to our natural selves, in our natural state but for the vast majority of us, that connection will be interrupted in one way or another as we grow and interact with other humans with their own "disconnections" causing us to be dislodged from ours. Fear is passed on, fear & control and then the experience of self doubt occurs and we switch into a reactive, isolated being which is, to varying degrees, disconnected from that divine home & the inner answers to all questions.
We let go of magic as if it were just in our imagination and we start to become adults in a "normal world."
This in itself is a vast topic and not one I can enter deeply here. Suffice to say though, that healing this split from our natural, magical selves and therefore our natural, divine state is the pathway and I feel born to work in this field & to bring simple solutions to this often complex and illusive arena, the arena of healing, of spirituality and of learning to be at one once more. Letting go of our protection and learning to relax into ourselves.
The information within
My work is particularly and generally ethereal and non-physical. When I give a reading, I have to be receptive because I am receiving information inside of me. I liken it to having a kind of magical water well inside me and as I, or someone else, asks this well questions, it forms answers in feelings, words and images. I also use the metaphor of Google. When asked, Google, at almost unbelievable speed, gathers the answers most matching our request. In the UK we had something called "Oracle" on our televisions and this also gave us a source for much instant information so I, as an Oracle or Google, am a portal for information for myself & others. I have become receptive enough and trusting enough for this to happen within me.
I can´t say that I can be sure that everyone has this calling to guide others but I do know that the information IS inside each of us because it is from there that we came and it is who we are. We are the natural divine essence of the Universe. We truly are that miraculous and beautiful. And all this lies within us when we listen, let go and relax.
Bringing this magic, this essence and this feeling into the physical world truly feels like my calling and I will do anything to make it possible and I feel I always will :-)
BRINGING THE NON-PHYSICAL INTO THE PHYSICAL
The Events...... held in The Moroccan Hammam - simply stunning and sacred
Bringing the essence of this wisdom into an event and into a building came extremely naturally to me. This is when we know something is our nature, by how easy it feels and how easy it flows. Around 4 years previously I had met the owner of a country hotel in Ibiza and he had invited me to an opening party of his Hammam, A traditional Moroccan steam bath and, as soon as I entered it I was in love and I said out loud that I would love to give women´s events there so, years later and when I was finally ready, it was this Hammam, which became the vessel through which I would channel my message.
The Hammam became my physical manifestation and example of what I was saying in my readings, that we need to let go and create a space for ourselves in which that can happen! I call it "A sacred space away from everyday life" And this is of course ultimately, our space within but can be opened and felt, by creating that sacred space outside of our bodies. A space which is safe, held, gentle, nurturing and there for our greater good - a true reflection of how the Universe wants to hold us once more.
The Hammam became that space as I created Monthly relaxation gatherings for women and they quickly became a favorite for many women seeking winter relaxation on the island, after the craziness of the summer! It gave me both a channel for my work, a winter income and a space for myself and a growing team to relax also!!!
There were facials, massages, holistic treatments, we all brought breakfast to share,
we talked, we shared, we let go.
It was a win, win, win situation..... I learnt so much, grew so much, enjoyed so much and ended the events at the end of June with a loose plan to re-start again in September. I am now in the void of that time/space and into my summer work of giving readings again. More learning, more growing, more wisdom coming through.
How will The Hammam re-emerge this Autumn/Winter? Will it re-emerge this Autumn/Winter? Watch this space. Nothing stays the same if we remain open and vulnerable and I am now waiting to receive my next step. Letting go to my inner guidance which tells me to be in the now and be patient.
So...........Watch this space! More to come
And remember... all we need do is create ourselves a sacred space away from everyday life. We can do this in 5 minutes, for 5 minutes!!! We can close our eyes at our desk, switch off for 60 seconds, we can take a walk for 10 minutes, book ourselves a day off. It can be as simple as this. Time and space to feel, to let go and to reconnect with our inner divine nature which holds all of our answers.
Part 3 is coming soon...............................
Something has been changing in Goddessa world this summer time but it´s not an easy transition through which to come!
What´s been happening is both very challenging but also most fascinating....
Here´s what it´s all been about...
SOCIALISING????? WHO ME???!!!
I expected this week to be more SOCIAL than normal & I was not proven wrong at all!
For those of you who know me then you know that this would perhaps have, until this summer, filled me with dread for I truly have retreated from the world for several years now and, whilst I could appear to be sociable, in reality I was completely closed off inside and in something of a cocoon.
The idea then of socializing has been an unpleasant one for 4 or 5 years now and my lack of mobile phone has helped me to tell the world that I REALLY was not available for much at all!!!!
To explain a little, it was my sudden & traumatic spiritual OPENING in California in 2005 that caused an equally sudden and total CLOSING DOWN for me so it´s not that I don't like people or that I want to be a hermit all my life but my opening up experience was so frightening, that I had to deal almost solely with me for several years
as I healed and still heal my central nervous system from the deep and total shock!!!
Moving to Ibiza was a new beginning to me and a chance to really heal.
To soothe my distraught central nervous system from the shock I had to gently work on calming my mind and body & attempt to accept & digest this new amazing way of living spiritually and in divinity and it has taken a long, long, long, long time! In fact time is one of the most precious medicines I have found throughout these years. TIME is indeed a great healer!
Being with others during the "retreating years" was simply too profoundly painful as I felt like a turtle without its shell, after the shock opening of 2005 and I was left feeling vulnerable and unsafe like I did as a little girl. I write something about this on my "Founder" page and more information about it will appear in coming months so I won´t go more into this now but suffice to say that I am happy and relieved to be able to enjoy people again &, more importantly, to have found my tribe along the way!
The photo above is taken with two of those tribal women who I had lunch with this week and with whom I feel a deep soul connection. Their way of life mirrors my own as they learn and discover "how to live" with ease and with their own unique divine connections to life. So "THANK YOU Goddesses for appearing in my world. I honour your path and hope that I add comfort to you as you do to me, just by your presence!"
Here are a few more of the wonderful goddeses I know here in Ibiza (and a God too of course). All of whom I adore!!! In case they didn't know!
A birthday lunch gathering in Paloma Cafe, San Lorenzo, Ibiza. Heaven!!!!!!!!!!! Orange trees surrounded us and we spent a boiling hot typical Ibiza afternoon sipping red wine, eating amazing, healthy food and sharing stories of each others´current lives. Everyone is on an amazing personal journey and all inspire me and encourage me that I am in the absolutely perfect place here on the incredible island.
AND THEN BACK HOME FOR SOME DOMESTIC GODDESS WORK...
Apart from lunching, which I appear to do rather well lately, I have been finally gathering the grapes on the country lane where I live and making amazingly, sweet grape juice! I really enjoyed doing this and can see myself being so impatient for next season´s grapes harvest!
I have really had to wait for them to be at their sweetest though but NOW they are perfect. WOW. I can´t put into words how tasty they are and without the skins and pips etc, which I have sieved out, the flavor truly is divine! So many just go to waste here and I am glad that I took myself off with my huge bowl and collected as many as I could and spent an hour or so devoting my attention to extracting the juice.
How I could have lived to long without the belief that there is a higher power God/Goddess I really do not know but I was raised to by an atheist mum and so I just took on her ways even though I have to admit that I always had an underlying curiosity for something else!
The taste of my grape juice is quite enough to make me KNOW that there is something else at play here people! I mean why do they taste THAT good??? Why is there such fertility in the land here in Ibiza and in so many places on the Earth? How come we are given water and food from the very earth on which we walk and drive our cars? It is worth reflecting on now and again and coming back into awe and appreciation at what lies beneath our feet!!!
TALKING OF THE EARTH....
It is when the Full Moon rises that I generally remember that I am walking and living on a GLOBE in the sky, suspended in space with no possibility of knowing completely how or why!!!!
When I see the big, gorgeous plump moon sat high in the black velvet sky then I say "oh yeh, here I am, on this globe again!!!! Floating in space. Wow!" I sound like one of the Beatles or hippies of the 60´s I know but "hey man!" take a look up there and have a think or even a good old PONDER about it! Isn´t it incredible??????
SO.....fortunately you will be glad to hear that I have been working during the last three Full Moons so I haven´t completely spaced out and gone all psychedelic crazy ;-)
Maybe you have seen some of my posts about the sumptuous Full Moon Celebrations which have been taking place at Atzaro on the Beach, on Cala Nova Beach. The events are organized by ToBe Events who just happen to be my next door neighbors Toby and Belinda Clarke. My life is a bit like this now....all very synchronistic and on my doorstep and these guys quite literally are! Anyway, they know my work and so I have been booked to give the dinner guests a reading. Here is my setting this week...
So yes, life is rather gorgeous right now and seems to just be falling into place just as I mysteriously saw it would during my shocking but beautiful spiritual awakening in L.A.!
I was shown who I would be & how I would live and now it is coming to fruition! With ease may I add. Not that I am not working or playing my part but I feel now that I am swimming with the beautiful tides and not working against some opposing force which is how it felt to be alive before!
One of my favorite sayings is "What´s true to you come to you" and to me that means that whatever you think about yourself or life is what will happen to you or how you will experience it anyway. The key therefore is in wondering "am I happy with what is happening to me?" If not, then it is time to release some of the negative thoughts and find out what lies beneath.
My work involves the knowing that all is divine and all is our own creation, whether consciously or sub consciously so it is key to be aware of the part we are playing in our own masterpiece called US!
For what it´s worth, my own view of myself until my awakening was pretty much doomed and I was living out a life which had been always running into a vey hard and evil brick wall. It was not pleasant, I was not happy and I had no idea that it was me that was unknowingly driving the car! THANKFULLY I woke up though, albeit shockingly and now I live to come into this new understanding each and EVERY day and to share what I know with you.
DRESSING UP.... yep, this is my life now!
Dressing up for the full moon events (and generally day to day to be honest) has become one of the highlights of my life! This month I knew the night would be a bit chillier so I chose a long sleeved black dress which a friend had given to me earlier in the year and with it I chose a red-feathered head-dress (not sure of the proper name for these lovely accessories!) The girls in the shop were SO helpful and seemed to be just as excited by me at my purchase & forthcoming night! Thanks to you all at Angels, Santa Gertrudis.
OO - LA - LA!
I so, so, so enjoyed dressing up and pinning my hair up like this. It felt like a dream and something I have felt inside myself for a VERY long time. When I was training in the Goddess Oracle for 18 months, near Glastonbury, we had to paint certain Goddesses on whom we were meditating and digesting into our lives and ALL of my drawings and paintings included women with their hair pinned up here and there and much of the focus was on the way the hair was dressed. It felt extremely important to me and played a large part in how they expressed themselves.
Now I see this actually starting to manifest through me and it feels so natural AND magical all at the same time! I truly know that the seed of life is INSIDE of us. "As within, so without."
Yes indeed this is a grey sky in Ibiza!!!
THURSDAY is my regular day at Paloma Cafe and this week, DESPITE the rain, I was found there as usual at my table and chairs but this week I was found under a big brollie rather than the sacred Palm tree I love.
I will keep you posted on whether I can continue reading there throughout the winter because of the small inside space but I do fully intend to continue if at all possible and will discover another venue if it proves impossible at Paloma (fingers crossed not). For now, I wait and see.
-from 12.30 - 4.00pm.
Donations of 10 Euros
So this is me, signing off for now as I quietly enjoy the
SO I BID YOU ALL A WONDERFUL WEEK with many blessings and insights which serve you and bring ease into your being-ness.
I share with you some pretty flowers which adorn my altar this morning and some berries (above) which I picked for the full moon event.
"Listen to your heart this week...it speaks to you...listen to your soul this week...it knows and guides you to your highest good. Be still, listen.
Then simply receive that which wants to enter your life."
- Julie Gibbons
A gorgeous & spontaneous meditation, a beach wedding, a market, an Equinox ceremony & a charity event... phew!
Monday, 3rd September 2012 and its all about the weather
Wow, have we had rain these last few days??! Rain, wind and a tornedo and a fabulous full moon of course! Life has been a lot wetter than normal and a whole lot colder. I am nursing a sudden head cold just to prove the point and have had to dig out my socks, which had not been needed for months now.
My collection of figs from my morning dog walks is now sufficient enough to start my next project this afternoon,
“homemade fig jam” and I am considering making grape juice with my pile of grapes, which are delicious and all picked from within 10 minutes of my house. Locals will now be making their wines but, for now, I shall just make some lovely juice and freeze and save for winter moments in front of the fire.
My mood has changed with the weather and my thoughts are directed towards the winter now and more time at home when I am looking forwards to making lovely soups and re-learning how to bake-breads and cakes, yum.
For so many years I have intended to bake but somehow modern life envelopes my brain and I end up thinking of it as a waste of time somehow. Normal living has us striving forwards so much doesn´t it and even here, in the depths of the quiet north of Ibiza, my business brain is still ticking away & looking forwards instead of being present and enjoying the moment.
Old habits die hard of course and it can take a long, long, long, long time to change & to relearn the art of living in the moment. I am learning also to be patient with myself on this.
This week I seem to have been busier than I have been in many years now. I have given Oracle Readings in my usual café and restaurant venues and also been booked for several private sessions, including a soul visioning session whereby the person cuts out images and make a collage for themself. This was lots of fun and I will be writing more on the subject on the website soon. Vision boards can be so nourishing and supportive in helping you to stay in tune with your dreams.
Anyway, this busy-ness left me feeling like I so need some time for myself to just be and to just watch the dogs play or the sea wash over pebbles or some other simple & mindless pleasure, so this week I am intending to do this. Funny, the Goddess of the Week is SULIS and she encourages us to be near water to recharge our batteries. You can read about her by clicking the link at the bottom of my blog. I hope she brings you lovely guidance on how to switch off too.
It´s so important for us to respect our bodies at this time of the year as temperatures drops here in Europe and we spend less time outdoors and can become much more indoors all of a sudden. We do need daylight and so it´s vital for us to be disciplined enough to have those brisk walks in nature, to look at the trees and their changes in colour and to connect to the bigger picture of the turn of the Earth. It really nourishes me to look at nature´s intelligence and how one process leads quite effortlessly to the next.
So I am off to make my jam and to collect some oranges to nurse my head cold and so I wish you a wonderful week ahead.
Be gentle with yourself as the seasons change now and respect what you need to be warm and comfortable.
Much love from Ibiza
So here we are, Monday, 27th August in the auspicious year of 2012.
I had a full weekend as usual & Sunday was as busy as ever with readings at both Cala Llena market and then Elements Restaurant in the evening. I
The weather was wonderfully cooler in Ibiza yesterday and we actually had a..........wait for it...CLOUDY day!!!! Sitting under the carob tree at the market and feeling the cool breeze rush through to my stall, I was reminded of life in England & the beauty of a cloudy day like this! Easy to say when you are living on a Mediterranean island with around 300 days of sunshine I suppose but all the same, I welcomed the clouds with open arms.
The vibe in the market was lively yesterday due to the beaches being less attractive I suppose. I personally adore a cloudy day on the beach but with perhaps just 7 or 14 days to enjoy the glaring golden sun, it can be disappointing to have to find another something to do when you are here on your precious beach holiday. The good thing to watch though was that people´s smiles had returned with the coolness. August heat is very tiring and it can make everyone irritated & tired so yesterday I was more than happy to feel the relief in everyone´s faces and to return to a more typical chilled Ibiza vibe. Smiles and happy conversations were resumed and, perhaps for just one day, we were all let off the sunshine´s blazing hook, and allowed to breathe a bit more deeply!
I gave 3 readings at the market yesterday & what was clear was that this journey we are all taking can only be taken alone. I receive many questions about relating and relationships and lately, the most common guidance which comes through is that no matter whether we are single, married or in a long term or series of shorter relationships, we must constantly be responsible for ourselves and our own process. No-one is to blame for how we feel and no-one can for that matter, make us feel better.
What I see so, so, so much now is that many people are simply having to grow from co-dependency and from a general feeling of reliance on others or waiting for the "one" to arrive! We are all being squeezed, squashed and quite literally pressured to find our own inner power, peace & truth. It is not "out there" and it is certainly not on hold until we fall in love with another. Falling in love with yourself may sound a bit strange but this is indeed what we must do. Love is extremely available to us and the door opens the opposite way to the way we have been pushing & pulling. In fact there is no push and pull, we are already inside. The door is always open.
REFLECTIONS ON THE WEEK
My week has personally felt quiet amazing and I too am growing in this feeling of being at peace just with me. Funny thing is, the more I feel this, the more life offers me all I was trying for before! The less I push or worry, the more that which I desired is already given to me on a golden plate. Some lesson! I know this intellectually of course but to be able to have the courage to wait and to allow and to surrender to what is & to see life unfold for me, is quite another story.
Facing our fears and accepting life and knowing that our own perceptions need to be cleared, this is the work of the awake human being in 2012. Life is good. Life is miraculous. Can we see it? That is up to us!
So, today Goddessa launched a new teaching on the website, a weekly look at a Goddess wisdom and today was Yemanya, the goddess who awakens us to what is already perhaps in front of our eyes. My week has been very much like this and I have noticed how much I already have, how many wise men and women who are supporting me on my journey and this feels wonderful! Focussing more on what we have and on gratitude for this, is of course what brings more of it to us so I will be making sure Yemanya is in my mind this week as I move ever more deeply into my Goddessa creation here on Ibiza.
I want to thank my dear friend Cheryl Slater for her encouragement last week and her suggestions that I include a weekly update and also that I start this blog site. Cheryl creates branded business pages on Facebook (link below) and she supports people in raising their profile through social media. You can find out more from her page.
I wish you all a wonderful week wherever you are and look forwards to your feedback on how Yemanya is helping you in your daily life! Don´t miss those GOLDEN OPPORTUNTIES now will you?
Much love to you, gentleness, kindness & peace
Cheryl Slater - Branded business page
Hi I am Jules, Founder of Goddessa Ibiza