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The raindrop that cannot dream the ocean

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Life has been full these past 12 months – of beginnings and endings, as life often is. I’ve worked on a book proposal, started a new job, lost a beloved family member and, throughout it all, found strength and inspiration from my continual development as a medium, writer and teacher with spirit.  I’ve just launched a website and am offering sittings as a professional spirit medium, written messages from spirit, meditation classes and workshops. If you’d like to find out more, check out http://www.louise-wylie.com.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of dropping into a spirit writing class with my erstwhile teacher. It was lovely to reconnect – with her and with spirit in that manner – for the first time in many months. I was given the topic of Duality and the spirit communicator who joined me was in philosophical mode. Here’s what he wrote.

Duality – with a spirit communicator, 20 February 2016

Firstly, let me place this hourglass between us, here on the floor. The sand within runs smoothly. You and I know it is sand but does the sand perceive itself so? Or does it still bear the senses of the myriad creatures, stones and rocks it once was? And when it is pressed still harder, when the rock beneath us is pressed into a diamond, does the diamond perceive itself only as its new shining form, or as its previous, darker and more humble self?

The duality of nature is all around us. The seed becomes the sapling, the sapling the mighty tree, the tree the fallen log, the log charcoal for the fire. So it is with the waters of the earth themselves. Falling from the sky as rain, giving crops life and quenching our thirst, allowing us to grow – then flowing to the seas and being drawn inexorably upward once again by the might of the sun. As it falls, does the raindrop consider itself as separate, or does it hold the memory of the river, or the mighty ocean, or the cloud it once was and will be again?

When men or women consider themselves, too frequently they see only one aspect. They see nothing beyond the human form and often do not consider what went before and must come after. For all life is cyclical and human life is no different. If we cannot remember what came before or will come after, that does not mean it is not there and will not be.

Like the raindrop, we live in the moment of human existence, falling, falling into the river of life, flowing towards the ocean of our eternity. Being in the moment allows us to experience the richness of life, to consider its beauty and terror, to learn and to grow. And if a part of that growth is to consider and celebrate the duality of all things, then allow, oh little ones, for the duality of your own natures.

Whoever you are now, you are so much more, so many more, than you can know, or see, or feel. Allow for the miracle to be as present in you as it is in the acorn that cannot dream the forest, the raindrop that cannot dream the ocean. You are the man or woman who cannot dream the host of all the souls you have been or ever will be.

Duality is the spirit of existence; the mind of the Divine in physical form, Its imagination made manifest.

 

Of Royalty and Sainthood

King Charles I of England being crowned by Divine Right. Artist unknown. Image copyright National Portrait Gallery, London - no infringement intended

King Charles I of England being crowned by Divine Right. Artist unknown. Image copyright National Portrait Gallery, London – no infringement intended

So, I said a few posts back that I don’t feel comfortable being asked to write with ‘famous’ people in spirit.  On this occasion I wasn’t asked to, but it happened anyway! The task was to write about two words – Royalty and Saint – with whichever communicator felt moved to do so. It was clear, when he came through, that this was a soul in reflection: someone who has not yet fully transitioned into their higher self and so retains many of their human characteristics and views. He certainly felt very strongly about the issue at hand! It also felt very much, to me, as if I had connected with John Donne, the 16/17th Century poet.

 

Royalty/Saint – with John Donne, a soul in reflection – February 2015

In my day, those of Royal blood thought themselves holy. Being elected by the Pope, or being the Head of the Church themselves, meant only one step between the human throne and the heavenly one. Or so it seemed to them.

Indeed, all Royalty in those days considered themselves elected by Divine Right. Their deeds were God given, God sent. They were above the laws of man and, although they were still subject to God’s law, many fell into the trap of confusing their all too human mistakes with the will of God.

How many kings and queens, then, felt in life that they were only a hair’s breadth from being divine themselves? How many dreamed that, in death, they might be revered as saints as well as remembered as wise rulers?

Such is the divinity of kings and such is the delusion. For no man, king or commoner, is a saint. Sainthood is a state bestowed by man, not God. If a man performs a miracle, it is not he but God performing the miracle. To do saintly deeds is merely to be an instrument of God. The most humble of men, helping his fellow man, is more a saint than all those whose bones were jealously guarded, whose relics were revered.

Look for the true saints among the common graves, among the unsung men. Each of you is capable of sainthood in your lifetime. To be kind today pleases God far more than to be worshipped tomorrow. Be not a king, be not a saint, be a kind man to please God. Amen.

Boundaries

Image copyright Meraylah Allwood, from her 'Wisdom of Trees' Oracle Deck

Image copyright Meraylah Allwood, from her ‘Wisdom of Trees’ Oracle Deck

I don’t know why I continue to be amazed by the serendipities that frequently occur in my work with spirit, but I do! Perhaps that’s not a bad thing, because I’d never want to take the connection, or the gifts it gives me, for granted. An example of spirit’s great sense of timing came in one of the monthly spirit writing classes I still enjoy taking.  A few days before, I’d been speaking with a good friend about (again) feeling overwhelmed by certain people and she’d said (again) that I needed to set boundaries and stick to them. So I turned up at class a little tired and sorry for myself and the first task out of the spiritual hat was to pick a card at random from Meraylah Allwood’s The Wisdom of Trees oracle deck and write about it with a communicator.  I picked Hazel (see the illustration above) and its key word is, you guessed it, ‘boundaries’!

What follows is the gentle lecture that spirit gave me – but as it’s something I believe many of us can benefit from thinking about, I’m sharing it. 🙂

 

Boundaries – 18 January 2015

Consider your viewpoint. Your perception is all.

A boundary is just that – a point of passage from one place to another, a threshold, a doorway, a mark of delineation. You think of boundaries as a means to block yourself in, or others out, but they are not, in their true sense.

A boundary is a mark of respect and an opportunity. Energetically, the boundaries you set conserve your efforts and energy for those tasks which are of the most importance. Respecting your carefully considered boundaries, and expecting others to do so too, enables you to give more of yourself, not less, and in the ways which most matter.

Your boundaries do not limit you. When they are set and respected with grace and wisdom and compassion, they free you. Do not fear the setting of boundaries as failure or as limitation. Instead consider it as a path to grace and fulfilment.

Self-discipline is at the heart of this important exercise. And remember your boundary is always flexible. You can choose, in exceptional circumstances, to step over it, or to invite another to do so. But the fact that it is there gives both you and the other pause, time to consider whether this is the correct choice of action.

Hazel bends with the wind and with the hand. Hazel is flexible, resourceful and useful. So, too, are boundaries. Observe the image. The hazel forms an archway, a natural place of shelter and a low fence that is easy to see over and beyond. Thus, too, can boundaries play many roles in your life.

Observe, in quiet reflection, where and why boundaries are needed. Build them lovingly, with due notice to those whose lives and relationships with you they may affect. Construct them carefully, for the best and most fruitful of intentions. And then, like Hazel, your boundaries will bear fruit to sustain you in all your future endeavours.

We angels are full of surprises

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Angels certainly are full of surprises. Not least of which is how direct and precise Archangels are in their language (never mind how BIG they are – their energy fills a room!) You think you know all the nuances of a word? Ask an Archangel to tell you how it applies to your life! Both pieces that follow were written with Archangels, both on a (different) single word, picked apparently randomly…though clearly there is nothing random about this process. 🙂

Synchronicity – with Archangel Uriel – 16 August 2014

Child, sometimes I doubt that you would know synchronicity if it attached itself to the end of your nose. Do not feel unduly chastened, for it is the same for all humans.

We angels are full of surprises. We arrange synchronous opportunities. We lay them in your path and you humans step around them or over them as if they were not there. Sometimes you see them but you do not trust your own eyes. You think this synchronicity is too good to be true. How can just the right thing have happened at just the right time? Is it a trick? Is it a test?

Oh, my little brothers and sisters! Listen to your hearts. Listen to your souls. We angels know about harmony – and what is synchronicity if not harmonious opportunity, if not harmonious good fortune? You know the difference between a trick and synchronicity. You know it if you bother to listen to your inner voice – for that voice will sing in harmony with ours.

Do not imagine, however, that all such occurrences are easy, joy-filled and carefree. Sometimes the greatest strides are taken by accepting the greatest challenges. We are strong and resolute. We fly into danger to protect you and to protect right. We smite when it is right to do so. We are driven by the purity of love and the sure knowledge of right. We would not offer synchronous challenge, no matter how daunting, if it were not right for you to proceed.

Speak from the heart and listen to the heart. Keep your eyes and ears and hearts open. This is the way, the only way, to know when what is presented to you is a gift from us – a heaven-sent opportunity – or is something darker and less fulfilling. Listen to your inner voice and when it hits the right note sing out, take action, and dance to the melody of opportunity. Fly free with us upon the winds of possibility. Believe that sometimes the right thing does come along at precisely the right time.

This is the nature of synchronicity. This is how we lay our gifts at your feet. Pause, observe, see them, then grasp them gently but firmly and be thankful. We smile upon you. You are up to the challenge. You deserve the reward.

Fascination – with Archangel Michael – 18 October 2014

Beware the fascination that becomes obsession.

Much learning comes from the ability to concentrate upon a task, from directing concerted effort into learning a skill, from the hours upon hours during which this skill is honed to perfection. Much joy comes from the blending of effort with enjoyment – when the skill being learned is one from which you derive pleasure and feel satisfaction. Thus fascination can be an excellent starting point from which to learn or develop a skill at which you truly excel and through which you give joy to yourself and to others.

But life carries on around you and when you concentrate upon one task, one skill, to the exclusion of all others, life withers on the vine. Or one vine bears beautiful fruits in a garden gone to wasteland. The true richness of life is to taste from many vines, to be fascinated by life’s diversity, to appreciate its richness – not to obsess about a single aspect.

Fascination is the key but be aware that it fits many locks. Go through all the doors to discover the divine.

About this blog

Hi there and welcome.

‘Writing Spirit’ documents my journey with spirit by sharing some of the observations my guides and other communicators have made through their writing with me. Each post can be read as stand alone but those interested in the journey and the process might prefer to start with ‘About’ and read the posts in chronological order.

Whichever way you choose to read it, I thank you for your visit to my blog. The words here were given to me with love and I offer them to you with that same sentiment. Your comments are always welcome.

May all our journeys be fruitful.

Louise

 

Noisy neighbours

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In my experience Spirit have a great sense of humour and of irony.  The selection of the topic for this next piece illustrates both. I picked a story ‘at random’ out of a newspaper. I was expecting war, crime, politics…I got a story about noisy neighbours. At the time of writing, I *had* noisy neighbours – ones who stomped about above me and builders who’d been working next door for over a year. At times I felt they’d drive me crazy, and yes I’d often cite them as the reason I ‘couldn’t’ meditate, or write with spirit, or work on my book as I’d planned to do…

Clearly, spirit thought I needed a little pep talk about this more than I needed to produce a piece on social injustice. And as it turned out, so did the rest of the class (need the pep talk, I mean ;)). So I thought I’d share it with you, too. Given my state of agitation when it came to said noise, I wanted someone calming to write with. So there I was, asking Buddha to talk to me about noisy neighbours. I felt a bit bad bothering him with such a trifle but he didn’t seem to mind.

 

Noisy neighbours – Buddha, 19 July 2014

Tolerance is a strange thing. It is something that may be learned consciously but it is something that may also be learned unconsciously.

Think of your noisy neighbours, my child. They may be making the same degree of noise but, depending on how you are engaged at the time, your response is different.

If you are sleeping and their noise wakes you, you feel irritated. You assign to them feelings or beliefs that have no basis in fact. You feel they are inconsiderate. They may well consider themselves to be dutiful and fruitful – carrying out their work at the prescribed time.

Now, when you are happily occupied – absorbed in conversation or activity, or the company of friends or family – you may not even notice that same noise. Consider also the times when you have lived beside a busy road. At first you could not imagine sleeping through – how did you describe it – such a racket. And yet, before too many weeks had passed you slept undisturbed.

The mind, body and soul are interlinked, of course. Each has mechanisms for coping with disturbance. After a time your conscious mind can choose to ignore the disturbance, just as your soul will always choose to note the noise, accept it, learn what there is to be learned from it and move on. It is your mind, your ego, which chooses to label the noise ‘a disturbance’ – to assign emotion to the fact, to react to it emotionally.

It is your choice whether or not to be disturbed. Are they noisy neighbours – or are you simply hearing noises that your neighbours are making?

This concept has much broader applications. Much of human life is busy, loud, challenging. There are myriad opportunities in every day of your lives to be disturbed, distracted, irritated; to feel put upon. And yet, none of them *must* disturb you.

No matter how crowded your day, mind or environment, there is always peace and space within. Choose the peace, the space, which does not depend on others, which is not affected by others – and you will not be disturbed unless you wish or choose to be.

Sometimes distraction is a good and valuable thing. Sometimes it breaks you away from unproductive activity or from negative or destructive thoughts. There is much wisdom in the adage ‘you need to get out of yourself’. You are human; you require interactions, social contact, to fully experience your life and to know its joys.

But when the outside world begins to feel noisy or distracting, step away from the labels, from the judgment of others’ activity, and seek the peace within. It is good practice, healthy practice, for you to be able to move from one state to the other – from interaction to stillness – with ease.

To be human is to be flawed in such perfect ways. To be human is to seek learning from the peace of spirit, just as to be spirit is to seek learning from the noise of what it is to be human.

There is no such thing as a noisy neighbour. There are only people being heard by you. How you respond is indicative of how you view the world and to what extent you are in contact with the stillness that forever resides within.

Peace to you all.

The heart

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It’s often illuminating to get spirit’s perspective on something we so take for granted that we don’t think about it any more. Towards the end of 2013, I wrote with a spirit communicator about what the symbol of the heart meant to them. 

The heart – 30 November 2013

I was a doctor in what you would call the Victorian age. Our knowledge of human physiology was limited but growing. We knew where the heart was and what its function was within the body. We could not mend or remove or replace it as doctors can now – albeit still with limited success. But we thought we knew what it did. One one level we were right, on another level our knowledge was limited. And the knowledge your doctors have now is also limited.

You must be wondering why I am writing of the physical heart when the question relates to the heart as a symbol. In answer I ask you to consider this. For hundreds – some would say thousands – of years, man has known what the heart was for, its physical function within the body. Why then does man still persist in ascribing to the heart quite different functions? Why is the heart seen as the seat of the emotions – especially of love and yet also of fear, of dread? Of course this is linked to the fact that when such strong emotions are felt, the pattern of the heart’s beating alters. Your hearts beat faster when you are falling in love, when you experience passion, or fear, or dread. And yet again doctors have known for a long time the physical reason for such manifestations.

So why does this obsession with the heart continue? Why do Valentines cards bear hearts aplenty? Why do you “heart” New York? Why is this person your heart’s desire? Why are you sick at heart? Because you know what the heart looks like. You know its shape and size. It is a physical thing that is affected by your deepest feelings. It is the easy option. What is the alternative? What is the true source of such feelings – such love, hope, fear – if not the heart? Can you draw the soul? Or the ego? Or the shape of a thought?

The heart is a symbol for all those deeper places that have no shape, no substance in the way you understand substance. If you could draw the ego, give it a shape, surely that is where you would place most of your fears? If you could draw the soul, if its shape were as familiar to you, as universally recognised as that heart shape, surely that would be on the front of your Valentines card. For do you not love that person “heart and soul”? You acknowledge the truth in passing but in your human world where to see, to touch, to feel, to hear, to smell is at the ‘heart’ of every experience, the heart will maintain its place as the centre of emotion. For you can hear it beating, can feel it.

To spirit, where of course there are no physical hearts, the symbol means nothing beyond what we understand your perceptions of it to be. Our love has no shape as we have no shape, as you perceive shape to be. But our love for you is limitless, vast. Too vast for a heart to contain. The soul is shapeless and formless and defies the physics of your world. For your soul exists both within your physical body and without. It is as small as a pea and as vast as the universe. It has an unlimited capacity for love, for life, for joy and nurturing and sustaining. To attempt to draw the soul is as mind boggling as trying to draw God or the whole universe on the shell of a nut.

We understand the heart symbol and humanity’s need for it but we encourage you to think beyond it; to think beyond the need for a physical representation of your own capacity for love and joy and inner peace. You are not your heart, you are your soul – and your soul is as limitless as creation; as timeless as creation; as whole and perfect as you were, are and ever will be.

We soul you.