Brexit: time for prayer, compassion and self-awareness 

I CANNOT be alone in feeling that the levels of anger, hatred and blame being flung around post referendum are just horrible. I honestly don’t believe they help anyone.

And it’s not just on social media. We’re already seeing horrifying examples of hatred spilling out onto the streets since the vote -kids in schools telling their ‘foreign’ classmates to go ‘home’; reports of people chanting ‘Make Britain white again’; notes being posted through people’s letterboxes. The arguments being flung around on Facebook are just the tip of iceberg.

This, perhaps, is where my personal levels of energy/vibration awareness kick in. For me, there’s a real difference between grieving over a decision some of us didn’t want and getting off on all the drama, or secretly finding a satisfying level of secondary gain from the aggro unfolding, or people using the vote outcome to put their extreme views into action, from casual racism upwards. 

Am I blaming extremes on the streets on people arguing online? No, but I do believe anger that isn’t dealt with or channelled into something more positive – from either side – carries a vibration that can add to the bigger picture.

I do see a line between people being genuinely shaken and recovering in their own time and those who are (in the words I used on my personal page yesterday) whinging, moaning, sulking, gloating and arguing. 

This is where I notice a difference in energies. There’s a very different vibration to that drama energy… that kind of energy is low-level and addictive; it spreads like wildfire and can infect all it touches…. and it doesn’t just stay on Facebook. Every bit of anger being displayed fuels the bigger picture. This is what I’m talking about. This is what we need to be aware of. 

For me, we all need to take responsibility for our actions and reactions, and that includes being aware enough to not keep flinging our fury around on social media. We’ve already divided our nation with the vote… we don’t need to divide ourselves even further with words thrown out in the heat of the moment. 

I spent yesterday in a beautiful space, doing energy work with a group of people who were divided over the voting. We held a safe space, talked through our reasons and hopes for the future with love and compassion and came out with far more respect, understanding and unity than might be expected. 

And that brings me right back to my original point. Whatever happens with the EU, regardless of whether there’s another referendum, or whether Boris takes the hot seat, or whether parliament votes against leaving Europe, we’re still all here sharing this space together. So yes, of course, come to terms with things in your own time, but please, please stop mud slinging. Negativity carries fast on social media. So does positivity. So does love and hope and solidarity. 

I’m not telling anyone how to feel; I AM asking you to be aware of the energies you’re perpetuating, to find some common ground and to at least to do your bit to bring some love, peace and compassion to balance some of the hate and anger.

Those of you who follow a spiritual path, pray, light candles, journey, meditate, come together and ask for healing… whatever it takes and whatever feels right. 

I suspect, at some point soon, there’ll be some big movement, some kind of mobilisation of the masses. Until then, we must hold an awareness of the energies we’re putting out there and do all we can for healing, peace and compassion.  

Walk in truth and beauty,

Taz

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Book Review Monday: Whispers from the Earth

Humbled to be compared to Kipling in this early book review – huge thanks to Siobhan Waters🙂.

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This is a book for Rudyard Kipling fans for sure.

I’ve spent about twelve hours since I’ve read it trying to think of who Taz Thorton’s style reminds me of, and it finally hit me at around midnight, waking me up.

This is another book that could easily have been read to me when the Vicar visited my school – even though these are pagan flavoured, they are traditional British teaching stories that have wisdom and benefits that transcends religion.

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When did you last really commit to something?

CommitmentMY teachers used to talk about commitment. About how, in the old ways, people would walk across country for days to get to the teachings that were so important to them.

What are we ever truly committed to these days? There’s so much on offer in the western world… so many sparkly opportunities to choose from, to pick up or put down at our leisure. When do we really, 100% make a commitment so do something and absolutely know we would go to the ends of the earth to make it happen? Continue reading

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Taking a leap of faith 

SCROLLING through old pics this morning, I realised that six years ago I was walking with a stick. 

Not only that, but I was in almost constant pain and popping painkillers by the clock.

Things weren’t looking rosy back then. The specialists discovered the problem was due to the internal structure of my knee and predicted that the other one would soon suffer the same fate. Continue reading

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Global thought transmitter: should we take more care with our social media updates?

WARNING: This blog might ruffle your cyberfeathers. It’s not aimed at any one person (living or dead), or at any one situation. It’s a very general call to action for us all to take responsibility for the energy we put out into the universe – with particular emphasis on social media. If it moves you to the point of wanting to say something, please do use the comment mechanism at the bottom of the blog… and let’s keep it constructive and clean, folks; I’d rather not have to use the delete button!😀 Thank you. 

 HOW many fall outs happen because people post or read stuff on Facebook and feel hurt, vilified, angry or frustrated? And how many people use social media as an outlet for their feelings without considering the energy they’re effectively firing out into the universe?

To take that a step further, how much damage are we causing to our world by pouring all our anger, hurt and frustrations into a man-made machine designed to pick up our thoughts and spread them across the globe?

The trouble with social media is that it provides a platform for people to throw out all sorts of stuff without really thinking. It doesn’t feel real when it’s on Facebook because everything’s at a distance when we’re communicating through a screen. Continue reading

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Walking Away From 50 Shades of Grey

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I HAVEN’T read 50 Shades of Grey. I made a conscious choice not to. I haven’t seen the movie either. I’m making another conscious choice not to. You might argue, in that case, that I have no business blogging about it.

So, I won’t. This blog has absolutely nothing to do with the book and movie franchise that, reputedly, began life as a piece of Twilight-based fanfiction, precisely because I’ve chosen to give them all a very wide berth.

What I WILL talk about is some of the themes the franchise is throwing up for discussion. Because I CAN speak about some of these first hand, and I DO have opinions I’m choosing to share. You can choose to disagree with me, of course – that’s what makes social media such a brilliant platform for debate and discussion. My truth might not be your truth and our value sets might be very different, but that doesn’t mean my opinion is any less worthy than yours, however much it might piss you off. Continue reading

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Why do we worship spiritual superstars? (Or… paradigm shifts begin at home)

WHY are we so keen to hoist people up onto grand pedestals?

Well we do, don’t we? Our culture has a horrible habit of turning people into gurus to worship from afar, bathing in their high, high enlightenment from our place among the masses. Continue reading

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Lessons in perception, lessons on life

LAST night we went for dinner on a ‘date night’ and ended up having to wait for a table. A young fella, still in his dirt-smeared, bright orange work gear, was there on his own and invited us to sit with him, rather than wait.

Starving, we gratefully accepted, and thus began an evening of beautiful teachings and messages. Continue reading

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Let it go, let it go…

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SO, here we are. Another new year begins. What will YOU do with it?

Regardless of whether you choose to view the first day of 2015 as a special occasion or just another day, whether you went out last night and partied the last dregs of 2014 away, counted down with family, or simply went to bed at the usual time, it’s hard to ignore the fact that this day acts as a marker for new beginnings on our modern-day calendars.

New beginnings AND, of course, the letting go of things that no longer serve us. Continue reading

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Coming out as non-vegetarian

I EAT meat.

There. I said it. I’m waiting for the lightening bolt. Or the lentil bolt. Or whatever it is all those who take issue with my choice might throw at me.

I’ve always eaten meat. When I don’t, I actually crave it. I am one huge carnivore (because omnivore doesn’t sound quite so dramatic).

Does that mean I don’t care about animals? No. Does it make me less spiritual? I don’t believe so.

Why am I coming out now (and it does feel a bit like that)?

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