Sunday, 27 April 2014

Crystal Clear

Several years ago, as I was walking through an obscure city retail way in Sydney's central business district, I came across a tiny jewellery store, now long gone. I had a gift to buy, and some browsing time, so I stopped to have a look. And a chat. With the owner. A gemmologist. Her qualifications beautifully hanging in ornate frames above the counter. We spoke of her studies and how it surprised her when she unexpectedly learned, about the natural worth, of gemstones. That her course was the most intense when they studied the energetic properties of crystals. Much richer and more complex than the physical properties. Her passion for her vocation clearly showing, in the gemstones that were around me glowing.

It reminded me why it is lovely to adorn ourselves and our homes with crystals and their elemental beauty. How they are living, pulsing, energetic aspects of nature that carry vibes that enrich us. And complete us. In a natural system, of clear spectrum vibration connection.

As the physicist and engineer Nikola Tesla mentioned:

In a crystal we have the clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principal, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nonetheless a living being.

This is why, as with all living beings, we must take care of these lovely things.

Whether as stones separately, or in jewellery, they themselves need cleansing.

I have a few favourite pieces that are prized selections, chosen intuitively because I loved them when I saw them. The best way I select them. And I regularly cleanse them.

If you have some pieces you admire, remember to give them your attention, so that the mutual energetic connection, keeps giving you a cleansing reflection.

And, if you are just beginning and wish to learn more about their sensational features, I recommend The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian. It provides a great guide to their mineral physical and scientific properties, as well as their elemental healing and boosting energies.  It also covers some history and lore, if you like that as part of reading more.

Another simpler definitive guide is Judy Hall's popular The Crystal Bible, which may be more affordable, and easier to find.

May your energies be crystal clear. As we move into another busy time of year.

Much love

SaraSwati Shakti

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Yum Yum Yum

It does not seem insignificant to me that there are so many amazing events these weeks. A lunar and solar eclipse, a Cardinal Grand Cross alignment, and an Easter weekend. The sacred feminine, the symbolism of the cross, and the resurrection. And, upon reflection, an ever present reconnection of my love for Jesus and his teachings, of the sacred heart, and the return of the feminine feeling function, in alignment with masculine consciousness. Christ consciousness, in energetic immersion.

I cannot tell you how much Jesus, the disciples, the Mary's, shepherds, wise men, the symbolic stories of the bible, and the gnostic gospels mean to me. I was brought up in the Catholic tradition, left it for a period, and have reconnected, in a more personally satisfying and more refined understanding of its mystical condition. The traditional literal, mystical, and symbolic meanings, always ignite my interest. As does the new age reflection of Jesus as Ascended Master Lord Sananda. All understandings clearly suggesting the power of this great master's teachings of the heart, and its important part, in our own resurrection and ascension. Part of the Easter mass celebrations. The Sacred Heart, this lovely, expanding part, of life as a feeling functioning art. A centrally large part of the breadth of spiritual traditions that always peak my interest.

It was during the week that I attended and participated in Kirtan, sound yoga and a fire puja, of another, more ancient, tradition. One that I have come to more personally know and appreciate. Another connection to a deeper and wider heart based intention. We chanted in Sanskrit, the most ancient language, while focussing on the Vedic chakra system. Richly poetic, technical and ceremonial in ritual, it struck me for the first time how delightful it is that the seed sound chant for the heart chakra is Yam, pronounced repetitively as Yum Yum Yum... And surely, when we are in our healed heart and in love, it is indeed Yum. A blissful, beautiful, experience, healthily and heartfully fun. Opening more widely and intentionally as bright as the Sun. Itself the symbol of the Christed One.

May you all be blessed with heartfelt experiences this Easter, April and Lunar and Solar Eclipse season. And may it all be Yum Yum Yum.

Much love

SaraSwati Shakti

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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Lustrous Best

It has been a week of being struck by and appreciating the beauty of people in the medical and healing professions. A most needed devotion, and valuable vocation.

The world is moving more rapidly. Vibrations are accelerating exponentially. People are being placed under greater pressure to sort through and purify, so that their energies are clarified. And the work of transcending and ascending is moving smoothly.

That is why those of you in the healing professions need to invest in your own skills, care and rest. So that the benefits you can pass on, can better help others you serve to repair and move on.

I was told of a story in pictures this week. About a piece of furniture. Lovingly restored by the craftsmanship of an artisan. It required investment, of time and effort, to bring it back to new lustre, which is now brilliantly present. A metaphor of the benefit of putting work into the tired, and creating a life re-woken.

That is the work for many of the people healers greet. And the work of the healer to stand alongside. And hold the hearts and hands of those who must traverse the tasks and challenges they meet. Investing in both yourself and those you serve. And with that skilled effort you each play a part in an expansive development. One that can generate moments and achievements that you can venerate.

We never really know what our lives will bestow. And as you are tasked with the duty and passion to help fashion a gentler journey for those who need help and healing, your obligation is to maintain your own life of heart and meaning, love and clearing.

I feel so privileged to be a part of an amazing wide spreading healing and creative community, from many walks of life, and numerous modalities. All doing the best, to keep the light burning, for a world that needs mending.

I salute you all. May you shine brightly.

And may you be blessed, and willing to invest, in what you need to maintain and create your lustrous best.

Much love

SaraSwati Shakti

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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

What's in a Name?

One of the elements that is covered in the beginnings of a psychotherapy training module, when undertaking preparation to assist others in their self examination, is a thorough process of self awareness and life evaluation. An observation, and penetration, into the deeper meaning aspects of the therapist in training, so that the rigours of self knowledge clarifies patterns and unresolved expectations.

A theme that I explored in my training, was the meaning of naming. And the impact that infers, on the person, their surroundings, and their real or perceived life mission, and patterns, here on earth. This is a traditional concept familiar in spirituality and in psychotherapy. It forms a natural component of self awareness and learning.

I have had three names in this lifetime, that coincidentally, quite neatly, fit into the three phase feminine journey of maiden, mother, and wise woman.

I was named at birth Marija Vesela Dusevic. A labelling from my European cultural heritage. Taken quite literally, each in turn mean Divine Mother, Happy, and Of the Soul. My fate sealed in those three words. Feminine. Happiness. Soulful. The aspects of this life to fulfil.

My name changed when I married, to Marie Bonney, and created a second phase of my emerging, attached to another family, and building a professional identity. Still Marie, and becoming a mother, in the mix of activity.

Now single, I have adopted SaraSwati Shakti, received at a beautiful ceremony, with a Sydney Spiritual community. Defining my wise woman stage. Essentially meaning Essence of Self, Knowledge, Artistic, and Feminine Spiritual energy. The gifted acknowledging of my ongoing unfolding.

The circle turning. I am all three, as part of my identity. Appreciating all parts of my journey, and what I learned and know from each delivery. Content to continue my purpose of soulful happiness, feminine, artistic, and wisdom elements. And a passion for all things healing, and hope in humanity.

And why have I told you this? Because questions about my name persist.

Much love

SaraSwati Shakti

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