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‘You are your ancestors wildest dreams’ & 5 reasons to be grateful

I read a slogan on a T-shirt yesterday. It said:

“I am my ancestors wildest dreams!”

It was a slogan that seemed to get itself pinned, literally ramming itself in to a crack in the crazy-paving of my mind. I couldn’t shake it; it stayed with me.

Why? and what would it mean if I allowed myself to truly imbibe the meaning of this phrase?

As I navigate my way through this journey we have each embarked upon called ‘Life on Earth’ I am increasingly aware of the presence of spirit. More recently people and events that have manifest in my life, confirmed that though I thought I was in charge… many of the things I took charge of didn’t quite turn out the way I thought and I ended up learning lessons or getting a spiritual slap to wake me to whatever dysfunctional nonsense was playing itself out at the time.

So who really was in charge?

The end of the year is always a time for reflection and as I do the same, I thought I’d share with you my learning, my truths. You see they may help someone else gain perspective and that’s all good.

This year I learnt a few things to be sure:

  1. People can be malicious and mean, but I’m not
  2. I can’t just be ‘a good person and cry’ when they are I gotta’ ask for help or support.
  3. I won’t die of I DO ask for help or support.
  4. I am loveable and worthy of love in all its forms…

No I know you may all say ‘what? She didn’t know that?’ but what I mean is I finally realised in the core of my being, (through some hurt and being treated as though I am unlovable) that I, and yes YOU, my beautiful sisters and brothers are worthy of love.

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Of self-love, of the love of your ancestors and the love of that guiding force that supports our lives whether you believe in it or not and of the love of our children and ancestors alike. Ancestral love is where I’m going to place my focus for now.

Many of us forget that our mothers & fathers are our ancestors.

They came before us and despite whatever relationship you had or have with them they are the blueprint you either followed or discarded. Either way they are deserving of gratitude because they helped shape your life.

Now, if your life isn’t where or what you want it to be then from today, you have another 365 days to step into your magnificence and just ‘go for what you want!’ if our life IS what you want at this moment… then ‘whoop di doo’ you either learned great lessons from your ancestors and added to them creating a wonderful life for yourself or you eschewed their examples and now have a blank template from on which you can re-design to your hearts content.

5. I realised too that I have SO much to be grateful for:

  • I am fit (ish) for my age and pretty healthy too.
  • I have (still) maintained a roof over my head and when I look at the increasing number of people sleeping on the streets in our cities I have to say, I am incredibly thankful.
  • I eat, well most, if not all of the time. Yeah the cupboards get a bit bare from time to time, but I still eat.
  • I have talents and skills that are transferable and that I can trade for an income.
  • I have met some wonderful new people this year that I can call ‘friend’ and I also have wonderful old ones whom I cherish beyond measure

It was in this realisation that the slogan on the tee shirt; ‘I am my ancestors wildest dreams’ started to make sense. I realised that many, of them and those who came before THEM had no choice about where they lived, were oftentimes without food, were kept dumbed down, ignorant and illiterate on the pain of death, let alone able to develop skills, transferable or not!

Even as late as the 40s and 50s many were working for little money and their hours and the nature of their work, for some of us what we experience pales into insignificance and I realise we gotta ‘shut up the wailing’ about how hard life is for us.

Many of our ancestors died untimely deaths because of the hardship endured and many, many I am certain slept outdoors on many an inclement night.

Mulling this over it occurred to me that if my ancestors stood before me now, that in comparison to what they had to endure and sacrifice, that my life, my opportunities and the experiences I have had so far would be waaaay BEYOND the wildest dreams of their imagining, when we examine the limits of their experience.

When they look down at who we are and what we are achieving so many of us are surpassing any vision they could possibly have conceived of and for this we need to be grateful, for this we really should take a moment to nod in their direction and acknowledge the huge debt they paid in order for us to be here as we are; struggle and complaints and joys and frustrations and all.

Whether you believe or whether you don’t believe. My life is showing me that spirit is always with us. They just need us to call on them. Your ancestors, whether you acknowledge them or not, are waiting in the ‘wings’– so to speak (and pardon the pun).

It’s immensely comforting to realise, that there Is a guiding force beyond yourself that is ready, waiting and wanting to guide and support you as you grow into your life, it’s ebbing and flow, its joys and trials. If you want their support it’s easy:

  1. Connect to spirit (in whatever way feels right for you)
  2. Ask
  3. Listen to the answer (usually whispers, nuances, intuitions) and
  4. Act
  5. Be grateful

And if this has just been a whole load of woowoo tosh to you at the very least we can at least start the year in the energy of gratitude…Imagine the fantastic year ahead you will create!

Simples…

Make them proud and remember:

YOU are your ancestor’s wildest dreams!

Happy New Year to you all!

Fireworks! my favourite aspect of bringing in a New Year. Image courtesy of Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/

And may the magic of 2020 a new decade, bring peace, all the joy your arms and heart can hold, laughter and prosperity. Love and best wishes from me…

Pauline Tomlin

(Insightful Angel)

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Gratitude & Bingo!

Pissouri – Cyprus

8th October 2015

22.32pm (local time)

Thursday

Happy Sunday All

Fear & Intuition

face-636095_1280Today I had the biggest and most profound lesson of my whole time in Cyprus thus far. I’ve had the strongest intuitive feeling, since coming away that something would happen. It manifest as the fear I mentioned in my previous post. I seemed to spend much of my time feeling as thought I needed to look over my shoulder.

Since then I convinced myself I’d be more positive and to see this time as a gift. A sort of pilgrimage; a present I would receive from the universe or some form of lesson or learning I would experience whilst here. Little did I know that it would involve BINGO!

Open to the new

Today started far too early…2am to be precise!

But the day finished better than it started.

By the end of the day I had learned a lesson… a powerful and profound one.

mountains-691501_1280After my trip to the village yesterday and sweaty walk down the hillside… a lovely, albeit steep (and with the speed and nature of the driving here) oftentimes treacherous stroll in beautiful 23’ sunshine. I must have become rather over tired.

Once back at the apartment I contemplated my game of Bingo tomorrow as I washed clothes and laughed quietly to myself as I thought about how I would Never have considered such a thing at home, yet when we in different circumstances whether or not by choice, we often allow ourselves to become freer, and open to ‘the new.’

I dozed for what felt like a couple of hours in the late afternoon, which was still very hot… NINE HOURS LATER! I woke up at 2am wide awake. Far too darn early for this girl, but I’m felt very restless.

I potter for what seems like an age and then make myself go back to bed.

8am…the day rolls out

sunset-67900_1920This is more like it! A far more civilised time of the day to rise.

Meditation…shower & dressing…more pottering and some food shopping and by 11.04am I’m sitting outside the raw food shop.

Breakfast.

Hmmm… decisions. Will it be a smoothie today or a raw cake? I opt for cake.

chocolate-811794_1920Chocolate & orange…delicious and every morsel is good for every cell in your body. The only truly ‘guilt free indulgence.’ This will have to be a non-existent treat from now on as finances are getting more than a little tight to say the least!

money-1005477_1920In no way had I been extravagant, but I knew I was under resourced when I got on the plane and I suspect that was a another reason I was reluctant to come in the first place. At this point I have €50 to my name.

Who wants to scrimp when you’re on holiday?

So, with half my cake eaten and many conversations later I venture back home to rest up and be back outside the shop for another lift to the village with Kate and Pissouri Village BINGO!

Flow…

water-256195_1504pm and we ‘tootle’ up the steep chalky cliffs to Kate and Ryan’s lovely home (names changed to protect the innocent!)

Now remember I only had €50. I had to take a €20 note with me as Kate had told me bingo would cost €6 and there’d be a meal. Not bad I thought. I’d of course then have enough to give her some money for fuel as well.

I offer to pay her as we get to the clubhouse, ‘we’ll settle up at the end,’ she says. ‘Go with the flow,’ I say to myself, a mantra I had been silently repeating all day…

’Trust the angels.’

Earlier that afternoon, I had taken out my angel cards and done a reading just before getting ready to meet Kate: ‘Blessings,’ ‘Spiritual Growth,’ and for the third or fourth time this week I had drawn ‘Guardian Angel.’

angel-819644_1920So, I told myself to stay in trust, that the universe would support me and to give thanks After all, money or no, I was still in paradise.

I felt easier…

6 games of bingo were going to be played in total and I quickly got the hand of it…

Game one played…

Game two & game three played and the €20 for a line goes, then the €50 for a full house. There are only two games left.

I accept I’m not going to win.

I relax…

Game four: Fifteen numbers will be called. I’m off to a slow start. Nothing on my board Is coming up. It doesn’t matter, it’s about the taking part and with the other players all calling the numbers and the little ditty that goes with each of them…

legs-766046_1920”No. 11 –  legs eleven;

Two fat ladies – 88” etc… this is fun, plus I’m getting an education.

Then a roll of numbers come my way and my board is looking very healthy, but so too are those of a few others and at least three of us need only three more numbers to win.

The next number…I mark it off, then the next…awww, not one of mine, then the next, is one on my board. Just one more, one number, just one and then…

bingo-491228_1920“YEEEES!”

The winner takes it all

€50 won!

Oh my gosh!

It couldn’t have been a timelier nor a more welcome win.

fitness-332278_150I was so grateful and knew, just KNEW my angels had supported me in response to my belief in them and the gratitude I had shown for what I did have.

Once I’d relaxed and I allowed the flow, my gratitude had been the catapult that launched my desires into becoming manifest. Once I let go and was present, allowing the ‘flow,’ the energy kicked in and what I needed showed up, in perfect and divine timing.

Gratitude, gratefulness & Thank you

Once back in the apartment “Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you,” over and over was all I could think as I cried in gratitude and drifted to sleep that night.

That choice is yours too…

marseille-142394_1920All I know is that we are supported. Not just me, or those who we consider ‘special’ who we feel have a gift or stand out in some way, but each one of us.

All we need do is:

  • Ask
  • Believe &
  • Be grateful

Blissings & Much Love

Insightful Angel

 

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Pissouri Pilgrimage 2 – Connections

Happy Sunday all,

If you’re reading this on Sunday then my scheduling has worked and though I’m in the Cumbrian Lakes I can still communicate with you. If not, then you’re reading it Tuesday when I return (hopefully).

This is day two of my Pissouri Pilgrimage as the day turned out it was all about connections.

Morning & Angels

miami-967985_1920The day started with lots of texts and messages from friends and family, which felt pretty great and reminded me that though I am here alone I am not HERE alone.

I re-assured those I love that I was safe and fine and basked in the lovely and genuine desire they had for me to relax and have a good time. It felt as though they, in some unspoken way felt I needed and deserved this time, even though I was fearful.

One very surprising and delightful thing happened this morning.

I’ve brought my Doreen Virtue Angel cards with me. They’ve become quite important to me recently, but I usually leave them at home after I’ve asked my question for the day, hoping to keep them as pristine as possible, so it’s unlike me to bring them out, let alone travel with them.

Well, I left them on the table on the terrace and went for a shower. There was a lilting soft breeze blowing as the sun began blinking itself awake. On my return from my shower one card had been flipped over…just one.

‘GUARDIAN ANGEL.’

You can imagine how emotional I became.

It took it as a reminder… a message to me and to all of us, that we are all connected. It doesn’t matter if you believe me. The connection we have to all things we can and can’t see just is.

If we open to the energies around us we are never truly alone and this is what we need to understand.

I closed my eyes and cried a little and said an almighty

‘Thank-You.’

The other cards I drew (they leapt out all five together and landed on the terrace) from the deck that morning were:cupid-846939_1920

  • Archangel Michael – to lessen my fear and protect me;
  • Support – to let me know that my guides were with me and to communicate with them about all and everything.
  • Music – to remind me to sing and that my singing is a source of beauty and comfort not just to me but to others.
  • Celebration – Telling me that by being grateful I have planted seeds that are coming to fruition. It was a gentle reminder that we are league of gardeners planting seeds along with our guides and the compost that feeds the dreams and wishes we plant is gratitude.
  • Freedom – Ooh this one is powerful, but one I often find a challenge to accept. This card served as a reminder to me and to all of us, that we always have the freedom to CHOOSE.

The present

fitness-332278_150This very moment, the one we are experiencing now, is the result of choices that we made in our thinking and our actions in the minutes, hours, days and weeks beforehand. This card will not let me or any of us escape from the responsibility that is ours when it comes to our circumstances. It reminds us too, that we have the FREEDOM to change our thoughts and our actions and produce another, a preferable outcome to the one we are currently experiencing if we are unhappy with it.

One thing we who live in the Northern hemisphere don’t do often enough is connect ourselves to the world. This it transpired would be the theme of my Monday.

‘Connection…’

Today my intuition (I resist using ‘voice,’ for fear that you’ll call me mad!) told me to take my angel cards with me to the beach?

Huh?!

Remember my glee at having found a vegan, raw food eatery? Well today was the day to check it out…

I was not disappointed

2013-07-23 20.15.30I met Mark and Karine, who started to place three seasons ago. They’re Belgian and couldn’t find what they wanted to eat, so as they liked Pissouri so much they, on a decisive whim decided to set up shop selling smoothies and vegan raw desserts…’Smoothies & Sweets.’

Another gentleman was propping up their bar eating a fruit sundae, who told me he’d lived here for 10 years now after coming over on a contract to do some technical work on one of the English bases and never returned. Clearly he loves it.

A green smoothie purchased for my breakfast & I walk to the beach; potato & beetroot crisps to nibble for later on; three connections made…

What had I been afraid of? Archangel Michael was doing his thing and giving me the courage to ask questions and make connections.

Beach time

Mid morning/early afternoon and I managed to get to the beach.

beach-388520_1280It’s a pebble beach with soft sand at the water’s edge. The first thing I just had to do was walk barefoot for some time on both pebbles and sand and feel the earth beneath me.

As I stood with my chin raised, my face towards the sun and my feet with my chunky toes digging into the hot sand, I felt so…just so…me and happy to be me…

Xanios, (I think he’s the island’s lothario – The ‘Costas’ to Pauline Collins’ ‘Shirley’) of course spotted me and bounced over for a quick chat. I was polite, but wanted to walk along the shore and really absorb the salty, tart smell of the sea and seaweed and the feel my cells plump themselves up and come alive, you know in that way that a sea breeze has of making you feel full from the inside out.

Several hours on one of Xanios’s loungers later (of course), several hours of people watching, of stillness and peace and a shade and a half darker and it was time to trek home…

Xanios very kindly let me off the €4 fee for the lounger and umbrella, for which I was of course very grateful. He insisted, “As it was my first time.” Bless him. Angels at work again methinks!

More connections:

Paul who made a point of telling me he does nothing and spends his time living off his millions (well, bully for you) but I actually didn’t ask and it would have been nice to know YOU and not the fact that you’re ‘minted’ before we’ve even said ‘hello’, but there you go!

we-566327_1280The little terrier, who’s name I can’t remember as they kept telling me his name was Paul and I got very confused and the young woman who works with Xanios on the beach & has a wicked sense of humour seemed to me to be joshing Paul, though he seemed oblivious to it.

On the way home I stopped for raw Apricot Cake.

What a delectable, mouth-watering, party-in-my-mouth that was!

Karine and I chatted, a connection getting deeper as we realised we had many lifestyle traits in common.

Angels 2

She openly revealed some concerns she was having in her life and I knew intuitively this was the moment to use my cards. I asked her to shuffle them, she didn’t think me weird or ‘off my rocker’ and she did as I asked.

angel-153935_150She at first drew two cards, yet my intuition said she needed three. I asked her if two felt the right number and she said “no, I think I need another one.”

Three cards drawn, three messages communicated, when I asked if they resonated or made sense, she said they did completely and that she understood the messages. She was so happy, she held both my hands in hers, looked me in the eyes and was rather tearful as she said ‘THANK YOU.’

Though I had been nervous about wandering into the day alone, I learnt that I am never really alone. I am as connected as I choose to be. I can accept or reject others attempts to connect with me; let my fear stop me from connecting with others, or I can reach out and simply say ‘hello,’ that choice is always mine to make.

Resistance

Do you resist opportunities for connection?

IMG_0330The next time fear arises, remember Archangel Michael… ask him to lesson your fear and ‘go for it.’ You never know just where that connection may lead and if it leads no-where maybe it’s just meant to be a pleasant reminder in that moment that we’re ok.

My day came to a close a couple of hours after the sun had set and the burnt orange orb had descended sleepily behind the chalky Pissouri hills.

8.38pm: early by most standards (and by mine) yet I was sleepy and sun-drunk…

Smiling I drifted to sleep wondering what tomorrow’s theme might be.

Blissings & Much Love

Insightful Angel

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Limitless

Happy Sunday everyone!

There are those days in your life that even when you’re in the moment you KNOW in your very cells that THIS MOMENT is one that is changing your life. You’re filled with fear and trepidation because you know you will never be the same again, but you have no idea how or why or what it all means…

Yesterday was such a day for me.

cropped-life-is-beautiful-905867_1280.jpgI’m talking about the fabulous Richard McCann & his transformative and I mean TRANSFORMATIVE, speaking Bootcamp!

I spent the day shaking! Literally shaking…unsteady on my feet every time I went back to my seat and crying with emotion. The energy in the room was palpable. Thick and hot and you just knew, something was ‘HAPPENING’

What yesterday taught me is that we are limitless.

Twelve people walked into a room, complete strangers. Each one of us nursing our individual anxieties, fears, and limiting beliefs and we walked out friends, and I do not use the term lightly, connected in a way that I have rarely experienced in my life before and expanded beyond what we could ever have imagined before we entered that room.

With each round of activities, the compassion and love grew. Each one of us holding a space so the very best of each of us could emerge and boy did we emerge!

superhero-534120_1280There’s a film called ‘Limitless.’ Starring Bradley Cooper. I really like this film. Anything that shows me how limitless we are and the power of the human spirit and abilities captivates me. Yet in this film Bradley has to use a powerful drug to access the limitless side of his nature and we learn that there are dire consequences to it’s extended use.

As yesterday unfolded there was none of the Hollywood glamour of people accessing their limitless potential, but just a beautifully soft, compassionate blossoming of it.

In the space of seven hours, I saw people transformed. YES! Transformed. It was the most beautiful sight to see. Some walked taller, some straighter, spoke louder, stood stronger and as I watched it all unfold I couldn’t help but marvel on how amazing we EACH & EVERY ONE of us is – Without exception.

Grow model - New shootWhen we allow ourselves to be tested, but we are encouraged, supported and loved, there is nothing… ABSOLUTELY NOTHING we cannot achieve!

The people I met yesterday had already achieved the most incredible things, come through the most testing of times and yet were humbly denying their magnificence and supporting one another to be even better, push through barriers and become even more expanded… cheering them on to their fullest, limitless potential.

I was truly bless yesterday and the angles were with us in that room, but what I want you to get, and REALLY get this, is that its in ALL of us.

Each of us has the capacity, talent and ability to reach for anything we wish and make it happen.

If the situation you are in, or the people around you are not conducive to you stepping into your limitless power and possibility, then Change IT!

But, more importantly…

Do not be afraid to reach out and ask for help.

It is our natural state to connect and be connected, it is in our DNA to be supportive.

woman-41891_1280So, for today, (Grandma-to-be-baby-shower-duties-call) I’m going to leave you here.

  • Do it now!
  • Hold someone’s hand and unlock their prison doors,
  • Unlock you own by asking for the help you need to step into the life you want to achieve
  • Take a risk
  • Challenge yourself
  • Be your BEST self

Access YOUR limitless potential!

I am indebted to the following people for being my Eath Angels yesterday up the sincerest and most loving gratitude to Yoen van Velzen, Angela Dowd, Christine Wragg, Emma, Eula, Corrina Lawrence, Farah, The beautiful Michael Brodie, Nick, Julie, Lisa & the masterful and inspirational Richard

Love, love, love to you all

Blissings & much love

Insightful Angel

 

 

 

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