Number 8 is the symbol of regeneration -repost

Escaping the lockdown perhaps? Definitely not a resident in this garden!

‘there’s none so blind as those who do not want to see’

It’s not by accident or by coincidence (if there be such a thing) restrictions are beginning to be lifted. The number 8 is the symbol of regeneration. If you’ve been reading the news this past week of Covid-19 cases detected as early as December last year, you are perhaps wondering how the world managed to get itself in such a mess. That old saying, ‘there’s none so blind as those who do not want to see’ comes to mind. Some of my own family were in the Maldives in January and were struck down by a mystery illness with much the same symptoms as Covid-19. After three days they recovered, and you will perhaps know the Maldives did have an ‘outbreak’ in March. And given the nervousness of the UK government about easing lockdown restrictions you can take it as read neither they or the scientific community advising them can rely on statistics alone. It would appear the world, unusually united, is pinning its hopes on a vaccine projected to be available anywhere between six and 12 months’ time. Fingers crossed! They said the same about the SARS virus and today -18 months later they still don’t have an effective vaccine.

            So, it’s perfectly understandable why so many people remain fearful. The doctor that works with me, Heinrich Schroeder has advised and given pointers, much of which I’ve passed on. As to why some have passed away whilst others recovered, he says, the immunity response is not strong enough to resist the spread of the virus for those who are ‘slow burners’ of energy. It is well known many forms of medication given to stabilise underlying health conditions and otherwise treat infections have a suppressive effect on the immune system, but what is not so well publicised is the relationship between types of food, how much we eat and the form of exercise and the time we do it. You have to ask yourself how it is that some 90 plus aged people have recovered from the virus and some very young people (without underlying health conditions) have died. Slow and fast burning metabolisms are influenced, not just by lifestyle, but also by genetic makeup. The genes are understood by science only from their physically developing attributes. I am advised by Spirit our genetic structures are ethereal as well as physical forms, and movements of ethnic populations, not to mention intermarriage, in the last hundred years has radically changed the ethnicity patterns of the world’s population.

            Whatever might be your own genetic structure it’s not something you can consciously change but it isn’t the cause alone to make some more susceptible to the virus than others -there are things we can do to protect ourselves according to Heinrich. These are the pointers he gives; aerobic exercise (e.g. walking) taken in the morning is ten times more beneficial than exercise taken later in the day. Reason? With the sun rising the body metabolises energy more naturally, i.e. it functions more systematically, whereas later in the day it naturally slows and doesn’t react well to being ‘pushed’ by exercise. Example; shift workers who work at variance with the natural cycle can often suffer health issues from prolonging that kind of lifestyle. Some foods/drinks we consume are slower to metabolise than others and processed foods/drinks may speed or slow but can be less nourishing than their natural alternatives. The problem here is that most people eat too much at the wrong time. In times past when hunger could be the cause of overeating -the need was at its highest first thing in the morning, so fats created would have a time burning cycle that began in the morning of following days. In today’s world most people eat most after 6 p.m. and given the body’s natural metabolic cycle means it is more than required. Unlike our ancestors we don’t need to ‘fuel up’ in the morning for a physical day’s work ahead, our lifestyle is much different -so the way to deal with this issue of burning is to eat smaller meals more often, this will encourage more physical movements generally, which in turn will stimulate the production of lactic acid that will help to quell appetite.

            It is well known when we are anxious, emotionally upset or stressed, we tend to eat more, whereas what we need is a change of atmosphere. Now we are given permission to be out and about more that should help on that score. If when out you wear a mask be aware they have a limited value as they will cause a more humid air to be drawn in when breathing -as mentioned before your nasal passages are the most susceptible to ingesting the virus. A few drops of essential oil, like tea tree, lavender or rosemary will create a barrier, as will any oil on exposed skin.

            I am getting some very positive responses from my correspondents, which is good to know -I’ve no idea how many people are reading my weekly missives, but I continue to write if only for the few. The poem I have written for this week has echoes of the messages in this mail. And if you wondered where the peacock picture was in my last mail -it didn’t get sent, so here it is!

            Stay healthy and you will stay safe.

            As always I include a link for the self-healing recording, feel free to pass it around to whomever you wish. https://www.holistichealthuk.co.uk/guided_self_healing_cd.php

The Darling Buds of May


Oh, for the darling buds of May, how they tease the senses
have us think hazy lazy days, the summer to come.
Yet always the winds blow cold soon after
rain clouds darken blue promise skies
and we will look back fearful of winter.

Have faith, rise like the butterfly
embrace the season of colour!

Are we victim of the virus?
Have we not become stronger -overcome
darkening days, urged our self when weary
shocked the soul, produced new energies
rebirthed beyond expectation, certain of Summers’ solstice?

Look out from the envious shadows and whisper to one another
Oh, for the darling buds of May, the heralds of Summer!

This post refers to week 8 in the UK lockdown, first published on email 120520

Comforting habits are on hold -security is threatened

We are all habitual by nature, they help strengthen our sense of security -so what happens when routines are prevented from happening?

Here we are in week 10 of the lockdown -and still some weeks to go! The number 10 is known as a symbol of the authority of God and his government on this Earth, the symbol of responsibility, law and completeness. It is also regarded as a karmic number -payback time!

By and large people are creatures of habit. Routines with highlights, activities promoting new relationships, absorbing into character whatever legal, political, and social changes as the years unfold. It comes as no surprise during this lockdown the loners have managed to retain their habits better than most. The majority is doing its best to prevent head spinning, depression, and sometimes anger. You are no doubt aware some people are breaking and bending the lockdown rules and will have views about that. We are not all related by our habits -the habit of our character is uniquely born of various sources, not only the example of parents, elders, influential friends, dislikes and likes, also work and social influences. You could call it a brew that never comes the boil, subtlety changing 24-7.

In essence it is the practise of our personality self-seeking self-awareness.

And there’s the rub, as Shakespeare might say, because our personalities are ‘man-made’ self-expressions born with the instinct to survive, propagate and stimulate conflict to make or break. The irony of our present situation is our habitual natures normally maintained to provide personal security of Self has been upended by a security imposed upon us.

And whilst you might say -for good reason, it is having traumatic effects. Mentally and emotionally many are feeling insecure and fearful of the future. There are rumblings about the emergency powers having political emphases in tomorrow’s world. Track and trace, wholesale vaccinations, the stay save messaging mantras are for some advent of mind control, the shadow of George Orwell’s Big Brother.

Of course, you might not think the present powers are so Machiavellian in character and take the view that some people will always think the worse and see the dark side, but something is happening to cause a sense of insecurity to dominate peoples thoughts. The lockdown will end -be sure about that; governments intent is sooner rather than later; their survival depends on it. I suggest the colour of the political landscape is not prime cause of your feelings of insecurity, rather it is what’s happening in your own street, with family and friends.

Job security has for some time been largely contractually based and we are learning to live with that, but now with businesses large and small going to the wall, futures for many is becoming more and more uncertain. The ‘office’ world will never be the same again. Working from home most days demands less space to lease or rent -phone and computing demands will grow exponentially; new skills will need to be learnt. Personal relationships will be under new kinds of pressures. Taxation will rise -money has to come from somewhere to pay national debts and support changing economies.

The irony I mentioned earlier is even more profound when you realise the instrumental nature of life, essential for continuing propagation and soul development by its very nature demands insecurity to function! Intuition is not a rational process! Man has never been good at recognising this, and still doesn’t acknowledge the essential benefits have come from the few who have opened their minds beyond the personality’s borders.

Can we truly learn from the number 10? Hope springs eternal….

            My thanks to replies I receive -and everyone I reply too. Email this week is only later as I’ve had other ‘jobs’ to do! The intention to recover and make a better world is a theme most often central to emails I receive. My poem for you today is about the conflict between the rational man ( the stone man) and his higher counterpart. Stay healthy and you will stay safe. As always I include a link for the self-healing recording, feel free to pass it around to whomever you wish. https://www.holistichealthuk.co.uk/guided_self_healing_cd.php

Song of the Sea

Beyond the Stone Man lives a psychic sea
wherein thespian arts are founded,
on the whisperings of immortality.

Earth genius, maker of machinery
hear before claiming, my invocation
beyond the Stone Man lives a psychic sea,

thesaurus more precious than history,
an interlocking alien kingdom:
the whisperings of immortality.

Stone Man, creator of insanity
repeat after me this incantation,
beyond the Stone Man lives a psychic sea,

where sceptres and crowns were facsimile
long before Archimedes heard in song,
the whisperings of immortality.

Knights and Bishops, guardians of the Tree,
Knowledge, and Faith, have you now forgotten
beyond the Stone Man lives a psychic sea,

of mistakes made in your liturgy
by making your God of wisdom, to wrong
the whisperings of immortality?

I wait the last act of this tragedy

powerless to prevent consummation.
Beyond the Stone Man lives a psychic sea

where his soul sits under the Bodhi tree
ever present awaiting earthly union,
to share the whisperings of immortality.

This post refers to week 10 in the UK lockdown, first published on email 280520

Awareness of a wider World

A feeling of expectation perhaps, awareness of a wider world?

Have you noticed a change in the atmosphere, not just the increasing movements of people as restrictions are being eased? A feeling of expectation perhaps, awareness of a wider world? the big picture is increasingly the main topic on news broadcasts as governments watch each other, accounting for other’s mistakes and trying to learn from successes. The competitive pharmaceutical industry is sitting in the same room working together for the first time in history. The money-men of power have licked their wounds and are once again on the march. Anger and resentment is beginning to show in the UK at perceived failures to act in a timely manner, with the care home tragedy a central focus. And I daresay, that despite good intentions, you are thinking the behaviour of peoples is once again becoming normal -but I don’t think so.

            The number 9 is the number of completion.  When you multiply any number by 9, then add the resulting digits and reduce them to a single digit, it always becomes a 9. For example, 6 x 9 = 54, reduce 54 to a single digit by adding them together: 5 + 4 = 9. Any number, no matter how large, multiplied by 9 reduces to 9. A different, but no less distinctive and revealing, attribute of the 9 is that when you add (as opposed to multiply) it to any other number, then reduce that number to a single digit, it always comes back to itself, as if nothing was added at all. For example, 5 + 9 = 14, 1 + 4 = 5. Or 7 + 9 = 16, 1 + 6 = 7. 24 (which reduces to 6). The last of the cardinal numbers, the 9 is the most worldly and sophisticated of all numbers. The 9 has some similarities with the 6. However, whereas the 6 as a symbol of motherly (or fatherly) love, giving its love and care to friends, family and the immediate community, the 9 offers it to the world at large; the 9, more than any other number, has global consciousness! As with any number, the 9 has a dark side. It can be condescending, arrogant, cold and apathetic towards the suffering of others, egotistic, cruel, immoral and completely untouchable. And unfortunately, it is easy for a 9 to fall into the dark side, like when she perceives herself to have been the victim of an injustice, then she can be vindictive, unforgiving and malicious. When the 9 appears as a cycle (and that is how, given the current pandemic, it is most tellingly interpreted), it often denotes a finality, the completion of an era. The 9 as a cycle is frequently seen as an indicator of death. This is simplistic and wrong. What one or more 9 cycles does suggest is that you are in the final stages of a period or endeavour, that you need to empty your bucket and prepare for the new and that there are opportunities to make a difference.

            This incursion into Numerology is not given to blind you with ‘clever maths’ but to remind you that beyond the Man’s cycle of 0-7 death there is always a bigger picture we don’t have control over; influences that will shape our destiny. Wise men of the past have likened our consciousness to a grain of sand, and whilst that should always be a lesson in humility, it is also telling us that we part of the moving face of universal consciousness. Size and position do not determine worth, potentiality or power -what does is harmonic understanding. And how is that achieved you might reasonably ask? When your back is up against the wall, survival is threatened, and the power to resist is swept away, the higher nature gains entry into your earthly made consciousness and the essence of universal love becomes the engine of change.

            Every ‘grain of sand’ has a part to play.

            My thanks to replies I receive -and everyone I reply too. The intention to recover and make a better world is a theme most often central to emails I receive. My poem for you today is about transformation -that’s what is now taking place. Stay healthy and you will stay safe. As always I include a link for the self-healing recording, feel free to pass it around to whomever you wish. https://www.holistichealthuk.co.uk/guided_self_healing_cd.php

Gilda’s Valley

Cold winds blow in Gilda’s valley;
Pine trees bare their branches bowing
to the valley sweep, snow drifts
in every recess, closing up
the cave mouth and the foxes hole.

And when the orbit of the wind
dies screaming at the funnels mouth,
eerie stillness clings to every pine.
The valley has the emptiness
of absent birds. Each wind struck

tendril savaged from the bough
lies black upon the drifted snow,
more alive than dead –waiting change;
dissolution in the spring thaw.
And for the thrush who fell asleep

cradled in the pine root mosses
gently held in the bedding snow,
Spring has met the summer sun.
Pine trees have spread their branches,
Birds sing heavenly, and warm
winds blow in Gilda’s valley.

This post refers to week 9 in the UK lockdown, first published on email 190520