April 16, 2013
The April Libran Full Moon was extremely powerful and swept away many loved ones around the planet, including two of our own ponies. Neither had been sick. Magick, glossy and loving as ever, chose the weekend I was away to go. She leaves behind her mother, Cocoa. The two were always together, and Cocoa, instead of grieving, was also at peace. This, at least, was something to ease my heart.
Shetland Samantha, although 35, looked glowing. But she just decided that the Full Moon would take her. Both had quick and easy, peaceful transitions. I hate that, but I love that. You know what I mean. You couldn’t ask for a better way to go. Both assured me they were happy and had other work to do now. But the sudden unexpected leavings left us all reeling, and that spiralled into a kind of numb depression because the pace here at our sanctuary was relentless at that time, and there was no space to grieve. We were exhausted.
I read later that many sensitives sunk into an array of depressions for whatever reason. Lots of ascension symptoms from the flu to digestive troubles , and the impossibility of making decisions also were reported. There was definitely an air of “I don’t know what to do” around at a time when Aries was demanding action. The energies seemed peaceful out in nature, but the human world was so, so challenging. This hit a crisis point for us in seeing (again) first hand the shocking reality of the animal product industry. The carcinogenic toxic cocktails used on and in the animals, the rough handling and rough conversations between people who really don’t see these beings as anything but commodities. Life as a sensitive human had just got worse as 3-D smacked into us head on. The nightmare that is a farm animal’s reality (READ: sensitive, intelligent, sweet, innocent, sentient, family-loving beings) is a crime that we humans pay for daily with a world stuck in a paradigm of fear and violence. While they suffer, we suffer.
It has to change now.
On top of that, I received an email alert from a channeller I enjoy following who suggested grounding with “animal protein” as a way to deal with the intensity of these energies. This was the most unenlightened advice I had ever heard. There are so many other ways to ground and deal with energies that will raise your vibration (and hence ascension) at the same time. Hug a tree, lie on Mother Earth, dance, dance barefoot, eat root vegetables, eat cocoa…anything but animal protein.
From dairy ice cream to mince, if you eat animal products, you ingest loss, grief, anxiety, terror, fear, adrenalin, toxins and carcinogens. It’s an unhealthy cocktail for humans, the planet, and definitely for the animals. Animal protein is also energetically dense (I talk about the energy of meat in this YouTube clip from A New Era for Animals). If you want to reach the high frequency of a magical life of grace, don’t touch it. And definitely don’t give your power away to so-called gurus or channelled people from the stars who would suggest and therefore condone such barbaric behaviour towards the other species who share this planet with us. Be discerning. Now is the time people are showing their true colours. Who speaks true?
It was under this New Moon Energy that I simply gave up (or let go!). I don’t like being down for long, (not healthy) and I know the animals are always at me to work at detachment. We care for each other, we love each other. They make an impact on our life in the most indelible way, and they always ask to celebrate their life when they are gone. Not grieve. (Not always easy!)
They need our love. They need us to grow up as a species. And it is with passion that I dedicate my life to this request.
Still a bit numb from the losses (Samantha had been with us for Tam’s entire life) , and feeling a bit stressed out by the lack of rain, and trying not to focus on that, we went to work with our script consultant to feed our creative souls. That night, cuddled up in bed with kelpie Daisy licking my face, Andrew beside me keeping me warm and new rescue Ben snuggled at our feet, I realised I was content. In the wee hours of the morning, the Fae arrived to tell me I had shifted upwards into another level. With my spirit eyes I saw Light beaming out of my heart chakra. Checking in, I felt even lighter. Transparent! How that will manifest is anyone’s guess. But I have been told to “use your magic” .
The magic is important. It is not the magic of spells I am talking about. It is the magic of the Divine. It is the alchemy of change within to understand who we really are, and to come from that space of knowledge.
It was in the acceptance of what is, the letting go, that got me through the next door of the journey. No matter what life is throwing at you, if you can just accept it, instead of feeling distress or frustration; if you can let go, instead of hanging on, then the river of Divine guidance can flow through you, and take you where you need to be, offering grace and synchronicity. It’s being mindful and aware of the Light dancing in the Shadows.
After the washing away of the old , the new energies are still like wading through water. The new world is a little confusing. There is still this old world mentality and need for money for survival. And this is collapsing, making a lot of people even more scared and edgy. There is that feeling of impending eruption, thanks to all the solar flares, played out in Boston and in Korea, and earthquakes everywhere, and closer to home with bad tempers and, for example, doggy aggression.
The new way of being calls for new training of the S-elf. It’s lifting the blindfold to see the Light. You have to intend that whatever you need will be there. You have to play the high vibration game through gratitude and acceptance of what is, while creating the new tomorrows with the imaginative spark of a conscious creator. The trick to any magical life is doing what you really love. Those self-nurturing things that do bring you contentment in the moments and prove to the Universe that you love your S-elf. Love is the key that opens the door.
So what I am saying is that as we go deeper and deeper into this new and unformed landscape, as we hit intense solar flares, feel giddy and light-headed and irritable because we are so connected to Mother Earth and Grandfather Sun, as we move through an eclipse on April 25, and whatever cosmic roller coaster that creates, we have to come back to the only real rudder in our Earthly boat — the heart.
Love truly, is all.
Rushing past the Full Moon Eclipse, we fall headlong into Beltane in the Northern Hemisphere and Samhain in the Southern Hemisphere. These are special times of the year when the veil is thin. (Read even thinner than it is now) In the south, the dead will walk. In the north, the lovers will love. At home we always celebrate by setting an extra place at the table and seeing who shows up. Most often it is my Dad, who never visited us in this particular home. He never saw it. So now he makes an annual visit from the Spirit World. It is also a time for Divination and Oracles and it’ll be interesting to see what they will come up with in this new climate. I always make a tradition of pumpkin soup, homemade bread and cake, apple cider and spiced hot cocoa (recipe in our Loving Kindness Chocolate Indulgence ebook). it is also a time to share some of that cake with the Fae, and give back to Mother Earth for all she gives us.
While the energetic door is open for three days, I tend to think of my main feast and divination day as the day of April 30, so I can start the Winter fresh on May 1. But truly, it is a feeling, more than a date. Sense it.
So the energies are quite funny as we go from 3-D to 5-D and back again. People are filled with hope and promise and scared it won’t happen; challenged to be at peace in a dissolving landscape, and need to come up with creative ways of being new in the world and on the world. We have to shift our perspective and see ourselves as the magical Light we really are; and free ourselves of the imaginary chains of limitation that bind us. We just have to keep imagining in a better world with our positive thoughts and dreams of peace and plenty for all. Despite the action of Aries, we need to find time to be still, to catch our breath, to breathe. We also have to realise that the current cosmic push will give us added oomph to realising our dreams. So focus on what you really want. And finally, perhaps just let go, and allow the building that is the 5-D, to simply open its doors.
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Billie Dean can be found at billiedean.com or wildpureheart.com. Copyright © Billie Dean, 2013. You are welcome to share this article but only in its complete form with author and website attached. Thank you!
Photo: Full Moon by versageek