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A Higher Perspective: Butterflies

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?”
– Robert Browning

We are all in the midst of a global transformation. We are bridging heaven to earth and earth to heaven. This time period has been called “the great awakening.”

God works in mysterious ways. Who knew that part of this bridge to heaven on earth would be a mass “cocooning” of humanity?

Butterflies are such great teachers of this process. I have loved them since I was very young. My sister and I would make little homes for the caterpillars and would think that we were communicating with them. I still feel that is true. Going from walking on the ground to becoming a creature of flight takes courage. Spinning a cocoon completely around yourself and being alone, confined to a small space, in the dark, while your body is completely changing is no small feat. Your reward when you manage to break out of this casing is freedom– a beautiful creature of flight and lightness of being.

Monarch butterflies have always been my favorites. Pacific Grove, California, “Butterfly Town, USA,” has a Monarch butterfly sanctuary. My grandsons attended a school for parents and babies up to the age of three, Parents Place, which was just across the street from this sanctuary. One day while Cooper’s younger brother, Logan, was attending his class, Cooper, not quite three years old, and I walked through the sanctuary. We were right in the middle of it when we sat on a bench and observed one of the miracles of these creatures. We looked up in the trees and couldn’t really see them as they were hanging down, attached to the leaves, with their wings closed. As we sat quietly we were treated to a breathtaking spectacle. All of the sudden, hundreds of monarchs took flight right in front of us. So very beautiful. Cooper was wide-eyed along with me.

Monarchs are one of the strongest of butterflies as they migrate thousands of miles, even crossing oceans, landing on twigs or little pieces of seaweed to rest. Their life cycle is amazing, as is ours. Humanity is transforming as we speak. We have the opportunity, now, to transmute old beliefs into the new qualities of the Golden Age we have just entered.

While we are cocooning, sheltering in place, maybe meditating for the first time, being more than doing and resting, new thoughts and beliefs can emerge. These activities make new ways of a better, freer, life more possible. Love, cooperation, unity, oneness, freedom, creativity and loving Mother Nature are some of the qualities we can take advantage of in our new world. These spiritual qualities are present for us now.

There is one very important aspect, though, that we need to remember. Just as the butterflies can only fly if they break through the cocoon (chrysalis) on their own, we are like that. Sananda told me many years ago, “The changes on earth will be grassroots; individuals, families and communities.” We can enter this new world gracefully by aligning with these qualities ourselves within our own unique beingness. We are all needed– especially LOVE of ourselves, family, friends and our Grandmother Earth, Mother Nature.

Each animal, insect, plant and tree carry unique spiritual qualities that are here to help us. Butterflies carry the qualities of transmutation, transformation, courage, beauty and freedom, to name a few. Their service is as pollinators. So, this spring, why not plant flowers and herbs that will attract and help our fellow beings of the light. For Monarchs: milkweed, chives and Siberian wallflower.

A Higher Perspective: Horses

Roeya, age 17, County Cork, Ireland

A friend once told me, “Life is just better with a Horse in it.”

I have had a lifelong love affair with horses, and it keeps getting better all of the time. My very first memory was when I was about four years old. I saw a little book at the grocery store that had a horse on the cover. I remember it because of the feeling I had. It was a feeling of pure joy. I didn’t want to leave that photo. It took me until I was into my 30s until I got my first horse.

These photos are of my daughters, Roeya, age 17 in County Cork, Ireland, and Hana, age 10, in Carmel Valley, California. Roeya and I had a super fun trip to Ireland. We attended the Dublin Horse show with my intent that I would break the spell of not having a horse. It worked; as soon as I returned I managed to get my first horse, H.R. I didn’t learn until I had owned him for two years that H.R. stood for “High Regard.”

Blog Hana Wilkins with Nugget

High Regard taught me so much about Will, Power and Beauty. These are some of the main qualities that horses posses, as well as High Regard. I needed to learn about all of these qualities. For me, the main quality was a loving relationship. He taught me that I was telepathic.

At that time, the thought of the day was that the rider told the horse what to do and it was non-negotiable. I had a different way. For the first half of the ride I would tell H.R. where to go, and the second half he could choose our trail. I was rewarded one day as I wanted to go left but he wanted to go right. We went right, as it was his turn, and we came upon a doe with her fawn. H.R. walked right up to the mama deer, and they touched noses. That was such a blessing for me.

Over the next few years our relationship grew, and I began trusting our telepathic communication more. By now I allowed him to have his home in a 50 acre pasture, rather than a stall. It was quite a hike to go and catch him. I thought one day, “I will tell H.R. I’m coming for a ride, telepathically.” It worked. I drove out to the ranch, and there he was standing at the gate. Some days I would forget to send the telepathic message and he would be far up the hill standing under the oak tree with his two palomino girlfriends.

The photo of Hana, age 10, is with her first horse, Nugget. She got up at 5:00 am that morning with so much excitement to be with her very own first horse. Nugget couldn’t be ridden, though he gave her so much love as she groomed and cared for him until the next year when she got her second horse, Cheyenne.

There are many ways to enjoy the gifts of horses without owning one. Many SPCAs have horses, and you can volunteer to care for them. There are also many non-profit organizations that care for abandoned and neglected horses. Elisa Wallace has some amazing YouTube videos of her training and rehabilitation work with wild mustangs.

My favorite virtual way of being with horses is YouTube videos, like Warwick
Schiller’s shown below, and movies. My favorite movies are The Black Stallion, Seabiscuit and Secretariat. All of these movies demonstrate the close friendship and love you can have with a horse.

There are many groups now that do Horse Therapy for any number of ailments. For me, being with any horse has always been therapeutic. The smell of the hay, hearing my horse eat and even the smells of the barn: leather, manure and the horses themselves.

Recently Hana volunteered at HAPI Trails, a nonprofit. At her orientation they told her, “Come anytime, even if you just need to smell the horses.”

Rein Dance is an international organization for therapeutic and recreational riding, and PATH Intl. certifies instructors… to name a couple I’m aware of.

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Your Guardian Angel and the Archangel Michael

Photo by Nina Wilkins

Today is a good day to consciously meet your own guardian angel, if you haven’t already, and receive a special blessing from the Archangel Michael.

Many years ago I began consciously working, playing and creating with the Angels. A friend told me she was working with angels and one of the things she loved about them was, “you just need to ask them for help with anything large or small.” At the time, I was receiving pages of esoteric lessons in the mail from an organization, A.S.S.K., the Association of Sananda and Sanat Kumara. These studies took everything I had to understand and practice them, so hearing of a spiritual path where you just needed to ask was welcome. Then I realized Sister Thedra’s acronym was “Ask.” I then began a life long journey with Sananda, the Archangel Michael, and am still getting to know many other angels. The Earth angels are called Devas, and they have charge over the vast infinite number of nature spirits that tend to plants, animals and the elementals.

You have a personal, just for you, guardian angel that knows you– your unique being, your mission on Earth and your purpose. This is an ideal time to get to know your G.A. better, as some people call them, and enjoy that friendship. Your own G.A. has so much to share with you about any subject you are interested in and will introduce you to other angels that love and protect you.

My own G.A. is named Ruth. I see her in my dreams. She is very beautiful and loves beauty, particularly natural beauty. I chose the photo today as it contains the elementals (earth, air, fire and water) and many of my own personal symbols of beauty. Sananda has taught me that beauty contains the principles of love and wisdom– or truth. Your love and truth are unique to you. You also have the higher or Universal Truths of your G.A. That is how we keep reaching higher and creating more beauty, personal and Universal. 

We have entered the Aquarian Age where Master Saint Germaine’s Violet Flame angels are available to all. These angels, when asked, invoked or called have the Divine specialty of transmuting and transforming lower thoughts or energies into light. Anger, upset, un- forgiveness, fear or any lower vibration can be transformed into light. They also protect us.  So just ask.

A few weeks ago I discovered Lorna Byrne, a beautiful Spiritual teacher who is Irish. She has written seven books about angels. Her first was Angels in my Hair. I love her. I wanted to share her YouTube video with you, as her light and energy is so calming, real and comforting. It is long, an hour and 20 minutes. I love every moment of it. If you want to skip ahead to the end, she gives a blessing from the Archangel Michael. If you are unable to watch the video, I have transcribed the blessing here:

Prayer the Arch Angel Michael gave to Lorna Byrne

Blessing All
She asks God to bless us All.
This prayer carried by the ArchAngel Michael upon the light beam from God,
Let the healing begin from thy angels.
Bless us.
Thank you.

And from Lorna and her angels, “Sharing is caring and with the angels we will get through this.”

God Plus One (You or Me) is a Majority.

Photo by Nina Wilkins: Dolphins teach us cooperation, fun, being in the present, Mother love, jumps for joy.

Many years ago I read that and it resonated with me. It just came to my current awareness in this time of need.

An Astrologer I love, Bracha Goldsmith, has written about the astrology of today as opportunity in crisis.

In Around the Year with Emmet Fox, he reminds us: “When you are faced with some negative condition, withdraw your attention from it by building the opposite into your subconscious. Then the undesirable thing falls away like overripe fruit.

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8)”

We can hold a focus for good for ourselves and others, as when you focus on love you are only allowing that frequency into your reality.

We have great power when we acknowledge oneness, especially since that is one of the qualities of the Aquarian Age that we are officially in. Unity, oneness, creativity, the Power of Now, cooperation and the Love connection with your source. The power of LOVE.

I have asked my Creator and my spiritual guides over the years, especially when I have faced challenges in my life, “What is my purpose?” I have received the same answer over the years:
Remain calm; step into the light.
Be still, and know that I am God
Be the Love that you are.
Have fun.
Let go and let God.
Go outside and play.
Love nature. Be in nature. Help nature. Let nature heal, inspire and teach you about LOVE.
Teach about what I Love.

One thing I have learned is that when I accept my self acceptance, love myself and be the love that I am it not only brings me joy, lightness and comfort, I know it makes it easier for you to have those things also. We are all growing together in Love.

As Joe Dispenza, a neurologist, teaches: be in the present and fall in love with your future. Let the past go.

I love my Celtic and Irish heritage. I’m sharing an Irish Blessing with you knowing it will go around the world and even faster if you share it also:

May there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the Sun always shine on your window pane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The Precious Present

Our resident moose, by H.L. Wilkins

One reason I love photographs is the precious present is captured.

I sat down on the couch to take a little break in the sun, which we haven’t seen much of for some time. The bright light came streaming in. I relaxed and stretched out and soon the kitty, Gobbles, who is quite large and long, stretched out on my shoulder and back, purring loudly. Then Hana’s dog, Lola, stretched out on my legs. Within moments we were all sunbathing, and I received a full blown reiki treatment from our pets. In those moments I felt pure peace and comfort. Pure relaxation in the sun.

One of my favorite lyrics to a popular song is “a moment in the Soul will last forever.” Since I was in my beingness, or soul, in that moment, I can draw on that experience over and over because I was in the precious present. Pure delight in the moment can be revisited by memory.

Time is funny that way; it is a paradox. Linear time is a mental construct. Real time is multidimensional, and when it intersects with your inner being becomes presence.

“The precious present allows Presence to bubble up.” —Kudos, 7 spirit Dolphins 🐬

In a book by that name that came out in the ’80s, “The Precious Present,” the students of a master spiritual teacher were at his bedside as he was near passing. He had requested some chocolate cake. They asked him: “Master, you have attained great wisdom in your life. What would you like to tell us?” He replied, “This cake is delicious.”

Eckhart Tolle, one of my favorite spiritual teachers, is on a world tour currently teaching these principles. He has many YouTube videos, which I watch, and each time I love the often long pause he takes before answering questions from the audience. He allows presence to well up and answer the question. I always am uplifted from his work. I hope you will take advantage of this bridge of love light readily available to all.

“Ask yourself: Is there joy, ease, and lightness in what I am doing? If there isn’t, then time is covering up the present moment, and life is perceived as a burden or a struggle.” —Eckhart Tolle

I highly recommend his books, especially “The Power of Now” and “Stillness Speaks.” We are now in the Aquarian Age, and one of the ways we work is by the power of now.

I included these photos of our resident neighborhood baby moose, as I never would have seen her if I hadn’t been present following my intuition. That is one of my favorite parts of synchronicity. I feel I have been given a gift by the Universe of Good.

Our mindfulness and practicing presence is not just for us. It joins us with All in Unity and Oneness—LOVE.

Just hanging out. Photo by H. L. Wilkins

The Wonder, Love and Joy of Tea, Part 2

There is an old expression that I believe comes from the Celtic tradition, which is, “If you can make a proper cup of tea, you can do anything.” I subscribe to that belief.

Many years ago I had the pleasure of going to a hot tub in Santa Cruz that had a beautiful Zen Garden, and in the waiting room was The Book of Tea, by Okakura Kakuzo and Bruce Richardson (introduction) from 1906. Richardson says: “You will discover the fascinating character of Okakura Kakuzo and the story of how he came to write one of the 20th Century’s most influential books on art, beauty and simplicity all steeped in the world’s communal cup of tea.” This book was a wonderful discovery for me and the perfect preamble to our hot tub experience. Our attendant gave us an introduction to the space and took our tea order. The tea was graciously served and was a type of white tea I had never tasted. The pleasures of tea are infinite.

Cover art for the book of Tea

I love tea ceremonies. They combine mindful movement and contemplation with the simple enjoyment of tea. The grace and beauty expressed bring those qualities into our awareness and allow us the break from our logical mind. We can feel the expression of the Divine as each small part of the ceremony is a gift of higher consciousness.

I wanted to share a tea ceremony with you today and was surprised at how many videos there are on YouTube of Chinese, Korean and Japanese ceremonies. I wanted to share also, a tea shop in Monterey, CA, that gives special tea ceremonies.

Over the years I have loved creating my own tea ceremonies and enjoyed the variety of teas.

My friend took me to her Russian grandmother’s home. She served us black tea that had been simmering atop a silver samovar. The cups were artistic and golden. The tea was rich and strong and served with sweet cherry candies on the saucer. You popped one in your mouth before taking a sip of the black, smoked tea. That experience was 40 years ago, and I still remember the taste and fragrance of that wonderful tea.

I love the various colors of perfectly steeped teas. Amber, orange, dark brown, many shades of green and a hint of gold in white teas. The Japanese use a pale green in their tea cups to enhance the beautiful color.

That brings me to choosing the water for your tea. You might want to experiment with distilled, spring, filtered, oxygenated and tap water. The waters will produce a different color using the same tea. Chlorinated tap water is not recommended. I like to use my gem water and gratitude water.

As you contemplate joy in your communal cup of tea that quality just may waft through your neighbor’s window and put a smile on their face.

The Wonder, Love and Joy of Tea

Photo by Nina Wilkins

My tea journey started as a child with Lipton Orange Pekoe tea. My mom would give us tea with lemon and sugar when we were sick, and it was a comfort and help to ease us into wellness. It wasn’t until I was 14 that I discovered another tea, Constant Comment, a black tea with cloves and spices. That tea was a revelation. When I was 18, I discovered a new tea at a restaurant in Chinatown that I loved, though didn’t know what it was. I carried the teabag paper in my wallet for years looking for that tea. The paper was in Chinese and I didn’t discover that it was Jasmine tea until I was in my 20’s.

Jasmine tea was the best beverage I had ever tasted at that point, though later I would discover Darjeeling (the champagne of teas), Irish Breakfast and Earl Grey, a revelation of black tea with bergamot flavoring. Next was Mango Iced tea that was served at a restaurant. My mom and I searched and searched for it and found it at a small shop in San Clemente, California.

The universe loves to give us what we love.

My next unlikely experience with tea came when I was in my 30’s and attending San Francisco State University. I took a course in Asian Humanities focused on China in the Sung Dynasty. Tea’s birthplace is in ancient China. In 2732 BC, Emperor Shennong discovered tea when leaves rom a wild bush blew into his boiling pot of water. In this course we studied the poetry of Su Tung-po, and we read The Gay Genius: The Life and Times of Su Tungpo, by Lin Yutang. Su Tung-po lived from 1037-1101 and his wonderful poetry has survived. It contained hints of metaphysics and the love of nature. What I remember of him was his detailed writing about tea.

Tea ceremonies were almost a religion to Su Tung-po. He said that for a proper tea you needed 23 special utensils, and if you only had 22 not to invite a guest. He and his friends would travel to a river and choose to draw water from the right curve of the banks, where the water would be freshest. Then they would choose a fragrant wood for the fire. When the water boiled there would be deliberate movements for pouring the tea and contemplation. To this day I remember his joy in tea.

Enjoying your tea contemplation is a wonderful start to your Day and a worthy Bridge of Love Light.

To be continued next week…

Photo by Nina Wilkins

The Magic, Miracles and Mystery of Water, Part 4

Photo by H.L. Wilkins

Another Miracle of Water is its sound. The sounds of ocean waves, rushing Waterfalls, and the lapping of Water in a quiet bay all have the ability to calm or invigorate us. Fountains have a unique soothing sound. Hearing the sound of a stone plopping down in a river can transport us to our childhood fun of skipping rocks. Sitting next to a calm lake can take us into a serene meditation. The Sound of silence and deep quiet that comes from walking in new-fallen snow easily allows reflection and inner stillness.

We can reciprocate these miracles of sound that Water gives us by singing to it. As we sing to Water many wonderful things happen. As we sing to Water we open to, and allow for, the possibility of the oneness we share not only with Water but all of the elements, Mother Nature and our family, friends and the Universe of Love. Singing to Water is a way to bring more Joy to all concerned.

I had a friend who (back in the day when we all had answering machines) had in his outgoing message, “Please sing Your message.” I would always laugh and then I would sing my message even though I am not a good singer. That simple little act of singing uplifted me.

As the Law of Attraction would have it, just yesterday, I came across the video below. Singing to Water. Wonderful. For just moments a day we can all send the love and thanks to Water that it gives to us. A very real way to tell ourselves that we are part of the whole Universe of good. Understanding this higher and Cosmic consciousness can help us be more aware in our own consciousness of new ways to enhance our own wellness. Sound is a very potent way for us to feel good; music, drumming, singing, listening to our favorite songs, can uplift. Some of my favorites are whale songs and dolphin clicks and whistles. The didgeridoo makes me feel part of Mother Nature. Water is like that; it is cleared and uplifted by our love songs.

I invite you today to sing to Water as instructed in the video below. Thank you.
I have transcribed the song for you:

Sing the Water Song

Sing to the Water four times, once in each direction. East, South, West, North.
Phonetic Lyrics:
Nee bee wah bow
En die en
Aah Key mis kquee
Nee bee wah bow
Hey ya hey ya hey ya hey
Hey ya hey ya hey ya hey
Hey ya hey ya hey ya ho.

Thank you very much for participating.

The Magic, Miracles and Mystery of Water, Part 3

Mesa Falls, Idaho. Photo by H. L. Wilkins

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

I choose that every thing in Life is a miracle, especially Water.

I grew up near the ocean and loved being in it, surfing, swimming and floating. I had the opportunity to be in the Water often, and even as a child it was fun to notice the infinite variety of the surf, waves, tides and ever changing colors of the Water. The surf would change dramatically every 15-30 minutes. For me, it was never ending joy and fun.

If I ever got a cut or a bruise or just didn’t feel good, my mom would say, “Just go jump in the ocean, and you will be fine.” She was right. The ocean was much cleaner in the 1950s and 1960s, and my healing was speedy.

As I have spoken of in earlier blogs there are still hundreds of ancient sacred wells and natural springs where people enjoy healing Waters. One is in Bath, England. This one has a magical history dating to the 9th Century, B.C. Richard Beaumont writes about “the Dreaming Pool of Bath,” in an article in “The Healing Power of Water,” by Masaru Emoto. He has personal mystical experiences at the site and reports of its magic and mystery. One of his conclusions is regarding the mystery of Water.

Richard Beaumont states: “In our current study of Water, especially with Dr. Emoto’s discovery of the effect of thought and prayer upon Water crystals, there are two paradigms at work, and they don’t necessarily mix. On the one hand, there’s science, with its reliance on neutral objective evidence and logical conclusions. But there’s also the mystical experience of those in touch with natural forces, which defies logic definitions, as it’s interpretations are both universally applicable and yet subjectively personal…

“If it can indeed become altered by the consciousness directed at it, isn’t it also possible that it could contain and project a more evolved consciousness?”

I believe Water can and does project higher consciousness to us: Love.

If you like, try sitting near a creek, river, lake, pond or the ocean and listen to what it has to tell you. You may be surprised at the inspiration you receive– also the Love. Water is teaching us all of the time about change and movement, transformation.

I saw a very tender movie this Holiday Season, 2019, “The Knight Before Christmas”—Medieval Magic sends a 14th Century Knight to modern-day Ohio. A statement that was repeated a couple of times in the movie, “just because you can’t explain something logically doesn’t mean it can’t happen,” made me think of The Magic, Miracles and Mystery of Water.

Water can be a facilitator of love, inspiration, healing and clarity.

I’m very grateful that so many worldwide are praying for clean Water for All. It’s easy if you would like to join– hold a vision of Global respect for our Waters with Gratitude and Love.

Thank you.

The Magic, Miracles and Mystery of Water, Part 2

Teton Creek, Grand Tetons – Photo by H. Wilkins

Water is the expression of Love in the elemental realms. As we begin our New Year, 2020, Water can help us with clarity and Higher-Self Vision.

When we think of the elements, Earth, Air, Water and Fire, it is easy to realize that Air is one and connected to all. Earth is contiguous and connected and one being. We see Fire everywhere from sunlight, and see Fire as one when one candle lights another and is not diminished in doing so.

Water is also one whole being— Love.

We can put Water in a jug, and it seems separate from the whole, though the Hado, or spirit of Water, is present in the jug and still part of the whole.

We humans are like that. We seem to be separate from the whole of humanity and our Creator being in our bodies, but we are not. We are an integral part of the whole Spirit of Humanity.

We can receive clarity just by gazing upon a body of Water.

Our new decade, 2020, by its nature of 2020 vision, gives us many chances of seeing with a Higher Perspective. For this New Year, I’m not making “resolutions,” but instead I’m claiming more of my Divinity and the ability to make a difference for our Waters of the world by my thoughts, prayers, feelings, Gratitude and, of course, action.

I will be transmitting telepathically daily the picture of clean, clear Waters around the world; clean oceans, rivers and streams. If you would like to join me, wonderful. Just picture and feel what it would be like to have global clean Water.

Water corresponds to our emotional body. Our feelings. We have learned from Abraham, through the Hicks’ teachings, that it only takes 17 seconds to start the process of feeling better by thinking a thought that makes us feel a little better. Abraham also teaches us how important it is for us to feel good as our feelings attract our experiences. Water– clean, clear, pure, fresh Water– can help us feel good.

Richard Moss, M.D., the author of The I That Is We: Awakening to Higher Energies Through Unconditional Love, mentions in his book that hot showers and music are two of the simplest and most wonderful gifts of the modern world.

Each time we drink a glass of Water with Gratitude we are contributing to the Hado of Water, the Spirit of the Waters of our World.

Thank you.