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I have been in physical pain for the last 4 weeks with a blocked ear. I didn’t think a blocked ear could cause so much pain. Sometimes I have just broken down and cried. Every day, though, I have got up with the intent of continuing my amazing life.
My life is amazing because I talk to God every day and he gives me interesting things to do and say and think. Even through the pain, that is something that can’t be taken from me. I am always waiting for the the next idea, the next direction, the next piece of inspiration.
Last night I learnt that the oil I am putting into my ear must be a certain temperature and the room needs to be a certain temperature too. I learnt that the hard way, and suffered for sleeping in a room not quite warm enough. Today I feel “Why? Why do have to feel so low today, so tired, so broken?”
Of course these are the questions I asked God and then He spoke to me of courage. He said that I should focus on my courage, rather than on the things I can’t do or feel I am getting wrong. God says that this is a lesson in believing in my courage.
And when my ear finally gets unblocked, I guess I will be that little bit stronger and a bit more courageous than I was before.
Q Would you say that you have a philosophy for life?
A Not really. I would say that I have an experience.
Q Can you tell me more?
A Well, I hear a voice in my head and I have had this experience for 30 years. It’s led me on a very exciting, amazing and sometimes scary journey.
Q And do you think the voice has an identity outside of yourself or is it your higher self?
A Well, God tells me that is Him so I tend to believe that.
Q And why do you think that God speaks to you?
A Why not I guess?
Q And what does God say to you?
A Well, a whole load of things about life, wisdom, relationship and healing.
Q And what does God say to you about these things?
A It has been like trying to work out a giant conundrum. I grew up feeling very disconnected to myself and everything around me but I did have this faith that God was looking after me. Then one day I knew that trusting God wasn’t enough – I had to trust people and myself. I went on this great long journey then to find out who I am.
Q And do you know who you are now?
A Yes, I’m a spiritual leader in the making.
Q That’s a pretty big claim.
A Yes, I know, but if you ask God things, then you get to know don’t you?
Q Does knowing scare you?
A Totally and completely – I’m petrified.
Q Do you think God would want you to be petrified?
A I think God wants me to realise my greatness and if I have to go through fear and pain to get there I will.
Q Why do you think have to go through so much angst?
A Because to be an effective leader you have to be broken. I call it being broken open.
Q How does that feel?
A It feels like you make a commitment to be an open book in the world so people can read what is written on your pages and nothing is hidden.
Q Ouch! That sounds hard. Is it?
A Strangely not, when that is what you feel born to do. All I crave is authenticity and connection. And I willingly let go of anything that is a barrier to this rich experience of life.
Q Have you needed lots of therapy?
A Loads. It has been as if certain people have held keys to a certain part of my healing. I have been as honest as I can be with everyone I have worked with. Some seemed to have not liked such honesty, some may have felt threatened by it and a few meet me in that place. When people meet me that feels really good.
Q What do you hope to achieve as a spiritual leader?
A I don’t fully know even though I ask God all the time! It obviously has something to do with authenticity, openness and healing.
Q What steps are you making to achieve your goal?
A I get up every day and say “OK God, what shall I do today”, then I follow my energy which is a bit like following a thread.
Q Does that mean you don’t feel you have a choice?
A Pretty much yes. I feel a sort of pressure to follow the thread. I’m feeling a sort of pressure to pour out this interview right now.
Q What do you think would happen if you said “No, I’m not doing it”.
A Well, I would sort of be stepping outside of my purpose. You see I know I need to write these words and I’m pretty sure I’ll feel better when I’ve finished because in doing this writing I am facing my fear of getting my voice heard.
Q So do you feel that the thread you follow is sort of entangled with other factors in your life?
A Yes, absolutely, the thread of my purpose is entangled with the thread of my healing. I can only fulfil my purpose as far as I am willing to heal.
Q Do you think anyone can live like this?
A I think we can all tune into our intuition like this but possibly our threads are different thicknesses and make different shapes throughout life. Some people may be barely aware of their threads and then others feel that “Oh there it is again, calling me to follow it.” Mine feels like a great thick mass of colours all weaving together to make a beautiful tapestry. If I fail to follow just one thread I might spoil the pattern and never see the whole picture.
Q So is this experience you talk about really about hearing a voice and following a thread?
A Sort of, but it does feel a lot deeper than that.
Q Well I suppose I see myself as a mystic.
Q Tell me more!
A I’m feeling for all the nuances of connection within me and around me all of the time. So although I may ask God what I should do in a day I may not hear an answer – I may just feel something deep within myself. For instance I sing and I keep wondering at the moment whether I should practice my songs or write a new song but I feel very distanced from that idea as if the possibility of doing it is not within my grasp. I then remember that is Autumn, a time when I feel mellow, not outward but inward, not like performing but more like cosying down and doing something in the comfort of my home. I realise at this point that I am intrinsically connected with the seasons and the rhythms and I cannot control these things any more than I can say “No” to the voice in my head.
Q Have you always felt this sort of depth to life?
A No, I didn’t used to notice the seasons change except for a feeling of disturbance and un-ease as summer turned to autumn and autumn to winter etc. I hated that time of change but I didn’t realise it could hold such power for me. It is possible that women pick these things up more acutely than men as we are such cyclical beings and every month during our menstruating years we are living this cycle moving from inward to outward, a part of ourselves dying and then re-birthing. I didn’t used to know any of this either until I found a wise woman for a mentor. Women need to know these things. I understand that not everyone hears a voice in their head but everyone can understand their rhythms and patterns and those of nature and experience greater connection with themselves and the world.
Q So this is not just for the life of a mystic?
A Well the mystic is just a person who loves mystery and anyone can open themselves to the mystery which is life itself.
Q Are you religious?
A I’m a Christian
Q What do you mean by that?
A Well, I love the wonders of relationship with God, forgiveness and grace. What more can I say?!
Q How do your beliefs impact your life?
A I don’t think about my beliefs. They are sort of written in my heart and feel comfortable there. I live my life as if God sees me as perfect and so the slate is always clean. I like that. It feels good and it means that it doesn’t matter how hard I try in life or how much I heal I can never be better in God’s eye than I am right now. That’s good news, especially for a perfectionist like me!
Q So you have a Christian faith, hear a voice, live according to the nuances of energy and connection in and around you and see yourself as a spiritual leader in the making. That’s quite a lot to admit in one interview!
A I know. It’s good to get it out there though!
When I get past the feelings of the enormity of the crisis we all find ourselves in, I have some very charged feelings about a conflict between fear and faith, (both in myself and in the world). It seems difficult to find the line between them. Usually we know we are taking risk, like every time we get in our car. But now it has all gone very hazy. If I don’t wash my shopping, I live by faith. If I do, I live in fear. Then do I use soap? Do I leave it in the sun? See how fear breeds fear. (Incidentally I don’t wash my shopping.)
This is something I feel strongly about – fear breeding fear – and I see it as something that we are all going to find it very difficult move on from. I see faith as the antidote. I guess that is faith in God for me, but could be faith in goodness, faith in connection with others, faith in a higher source, faith in love, faith in the mystery. Whatever . . we’re going to need faith! This is all I know. Am I on my own here?
“Faith is the assurance of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do not see.”
I have believed this for a long time and I always will.
God isn’t really trending – at least I don’t think he is! I don’t know why though because it is the only thing that makes sense to me sometimes – the fact that we are in relationship with God.
I just can’t imagine not finding this truth for myself. My most treasured possession aged 4 was my picture service booklet I took to church. Yes – I was raised to go to church – but more importantly I had an idea that was was a very significant thing that I learn about God. It seemed so big and exciting from where I was standing with my family in our 3 bedroomed house. Yes, we went school and had Birthdays and Christmas and new shoes . . . but this was God – a whole different kettle of fish! I wanted to know who God was and what he might have to do with my life and me.
As I grew older I became more and more convinced that life wasn’t enough just as I saw it and felt it. There was clearly something very big missing. It sounds so cliche but there was a gaping big hole and I had no idea what was supposed to fill it – O Levels, A Levels, a degree, husband, children maybe? But I knew right then and there that those things would not fill it.
I liked the idea of God, the mystery, the journey, the expecting of the unexpected, the puzzling things out with someone so much bigger and wiser than me! I loved that idea and so I chose to pursue it down all the twisty turny roads that have bought me to this point. And I will pursue it for ever!
Let’s tell our children about God. Don’t sell them short and give them the idea that life is just about having things, knowing things, a career, partner, children and holidays. IT ISN’T.
Seeing the colours in the light gives to me clues as to why I may feel a certain way in my body or emotions, or why I am thinking certain thoughts. I don’t mean that I am just dependent on my connection with the environment. Far from it – I am always asking God what things mean and how to interpret the messages I get through my relationship with the light.
Today, for instance, I notice a lack of yellow, and this always causes me to feel less emotionally connected than usual. When I first realised this, I was quite devastated, thinking “How am I going to live if I don’t feel really emotionally connected all the time. Isn’t this what everyone is striving for?” But I have had to let go of that way of thinking. God has shown me that connection runs deeper than heart energy or hearts or being grounded or breath or stillness or emotion.
Connection is through the soul. It just is!
Hi, I was lying in bed last night struggling to sleep. This is not a mild sort of struggle. It is a real ‘I can’t sleep!’ It has been going on for a long time and I would say that it is because I don’t feel grounded. So sometimes I talk to God.
Last night I said ” God, Why do I have this problem?” and God replied “Because you are not fully in your power” I asked “What stops me?” and God said “You.” I said “How?” God said “Well, you have this experience of me. Why don’t you write about it?”
So here I am willing to write. I find it hard to write about my relationship with God. It is like someone asking me to write about my husband. I mean there is so much I could say . . . where would I start?!
So here is an attempt to explain how I go about things in my day to day life. When I wake up in the morning, I don’t quite say “Hello, God” but I immediately wonder what my day is going to be about. I check into my feelings, my thoughts and how my body feels. This always gives me some clues. Well, this is all I used to do . . but these days it is a little more complicated. 3 years ago I realised I had an unusual experience of being very sensitive to the light. As the light changes, so do my feelings, thoughts and how I feel in my body.
For instance today, on January 9th, I am seeing a little less red in the light that I think most others would see and a little more violet that most others would see. The lack of red causes me to feel ungrounded and the violet light causes to me to feel full of ideas and inspiration. Understanding more of why I feel the way I do enriches my experience of God. I think “Wow . . God is speaking to me through my relationship with the light. This is amazing!”
I would say that living by the light is like having an extra anchor for my soul. It takes me deeper and helps me feel more connected to myself, my environment and of course ultimately . . . God.