Reconnecting with the Goddess

This week, I headed to Glastonbury with my mum, for a few days of much-needed chill out time. We stayed in a gorgeous cottage, the Glastonbury Rose (which I would highly recommend) which fit our needs perfectly. On the first afternoon, we enjoyed the sunshine and visited some of the many funky shops, taking in the beautiful clothes and crystals, then we got some tasty gluten-free and veggie ready meals (it’s funny how ready meals are now such a novelty and a treat!) and we relaxed and watched a movie.

On the Tuesday, with me dressed in my best faerie gear, we headed for the indoor market where I planned to have a reading with a psychic called Mitch Garlington. A friend of a friend had also had a reading with Mitch back in January, and I had appeared in that reading. So I figured I should get one for myself.

The amount of information that Mitch packed into our 20 minutes was quite incredible, and everything I have been told recently was confirmed, as well as my current path. My nan came through with something that I haven’t ever told anyone before. It was an incredible reading, and one of the points he made was that I had a Goddess Spirit Guide who was waiting to work with me, but I had not been letting her through.

Doing our best not to get blown over!

So on our final day, when it was blowing a gale, my mum and I headed for the Tor. My intention was to allow the wind to literally blow away everything I needed to release and let go of, in order to connect with my Spirit Guide, and reconnect with the Goddess within myself. We set off up the hill, and the combination of the steep steps and the wind made it a very slow process. As we expressed out loud all we wanted to release, however, I found my steps getting lighter and lighter, until I found it easy to scale the hill, almost dancing along! Then we turned the corner and the winds hit us full force, and we had to hold onto each other in order to remain upright.

The Gateway to the Goddess

We made it finally to the Tor, where we sheltered from the relentless winds, and in walking through the doorway of the Tor, I intended that I was walking through the gateway to connect with the Goddess.

Once we had caught our breath and become calm again, we set off back down the hill, again holding each other for extra stability, then once we were low enough, the winds died down around us, and we made the rest of the journey with ease.

 

 

We made it!

 

We then visited the Chalice Wells and I found a pendant that perfectly captured the essence of what had just transpired.

The Amethyst Goddess

Afterwards, we felt windswept, yet exhilarated. Getting to the top was such a struggle at times that the view was so much sweeter, and the way home so much easier. The whole journey reminded me of what we go through when we are following our path to accomplish our missions.

At first, the path seems steep, arduous and slow. Then as we let go of everything that holds us back. our step becomes lighter, and we find things flow much more easily. Once we have reached a certain place, we find then that things are thrown at us relentlessly, but in order to reach our desires, we must push ahead, and gather those who believe in us to help and support us. Finally, we reach the top, our desired destination, and we relax and rest, and enjoy the view. Our journey home then, is easy and straightforward, though we do still need the love and support of our friends and family. When we reach the end, which is the same place as the beginning, we realise that we are capable of doing anything that we set our minds to. And that no matter how difficult we perceive things to be, and no matter whether the conditions are right or not, if we wish to do it, then we must persevere.

The next journey after that would hopefully be easier, in that we have the faith in ourselves that we can see things through, that we can get to where we wish to go.

So wherever you are in your journey, I hope that you take away from this post the fact that you can do anything you set your mind to, all you need to do is go for it.

 

Is everything written in the stars (and planets)?

I recently met an astrologer, Keith Bound, through a friend of mine (Liz Chukwu, author of Kismet), who did a reading for me. I have had many readings from mediums and psychics, and also tarot and palm readings. Most of which have been quite good, and quite accurate, but this was the first astrology reading I’ve had, and quite honestly, it blew me away.

Keith had my basic information – birth date, time and place. He also knew that I helped authors to publish their work. But that was it. He then looked at my chart and recorded a 58 minute reading and sent it to me as an MP3. The first time I listened to it, I alternated between giggling and gasping, wondering how on earth he could get so much information from just my basic details.

I won’t go into detail about what Keith told me in the reading, although I will say that the overall theme is that the next 12 months of my life are going to be very exciting, with lots of big opportunities coming up. The reading came at the perfect time, as I was in need of confirmation that I was on the right track, and Keith gave me that confirmation, and the confidence to continue on my path.

Having the reading made me wonder, yet again, about fate and destiny. Do we really have the free will to choose what we want to do in our lives, or is it all mapped out ready for us from the moment we are born? Or is it even decided before we are born?

I explored this idea a little in The Elphite, where Ellie lives the same life over and over again. She tries to change things each time, but no matter what she does, there are certain things that happen regardless of her actions. But as you will know if you have read the book, she does manage to change her life when she changes her thinking.

People have asked me why I would want to have a reading that foretold the future, why I would want to know what is going to happen ahead of time, and my response to that is that I like to have confirmation that I am on the right path. I have had readings where I’ve been told that certain things aren’t going to work out, or that situations or relationships are going to be difficult. And instead of this information worrying or upsetting me, I find that it gives me the gift of being able to choose how I handle the situation when it arrives. Because as much as I hate plotting my novels and I love to surprise my readers with mad twists, in real life, I like to know what’s going to happen next.

Stay tuned, because 2014 is going to be a wild ride, and this is where you will be able to read all about it.

PS. Get in touch with Keith for a reading, it will be the best thing you’ve ever done, I promise.