The Beauty of Lakshmi and Ganesha

Through the month of February we will be chanting one of the mantras to the Hindu Goddess of beauty and abundance, Goddess Lakshmi, and Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles.  The decision to commence the Monday Night Meditation circles with these two deities as that they work perfectly together, after all, they are commonly worshipped … Continue reading The Beauty of Lakshmi and Ganesha

February’s Partial Solar Eclipse

Following on from the Full Moon lunar eclipse that was witnessed at the end of January, this coming week, we will experience a partial solar eclipse.  A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, obscuring view of the sun from our vantage point here on earth.  With this event … Continue reading February’s Partial Solar Eclipse

Attracting Abundance and Happiness for 2018

After a much deserved break over the summer, when Monday Night Meditations resume on 5 February 2018, the focus will be on Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity who will be honoured. Born from the churning of the primordial ocean, Lakshmi is said to have chosen Vishnu, one of the three principal … Continue reading Attracting Abundance and Happiness for 2018

Incarnation by Choice, or by Energy Filtering (Dr Paul Leon Masters)

Nothing in this universe is by chance.  All that is taking place throughout the vastness of Universal Presence is interconnected in the most precise way to every soul on the physical earth plane.  The life that everyone is leading is intertwined with this vast Universal Process within the Consciousness of God/the Divine. The incarnating of … Continue reading Incarnation by Choice, or by Energy Filtering (Dr Paul Leon Masters)

Meditation in the Modern Age

Having taken a much deserved break over the summer, I am getting rather excited that Monday Night Meditations will be resuming again on Monday, 5 February 2018.  This is rather perfect timing as for most of us, the glow of the summer holidays is ending and as the children head back to school, "normality" kicks … Continue reading Meditation in the Modern Age

Encountering the Dark Goddess

Do you wish to explore the inner reaches of your psyche, those hidden aspects of your Self that tends to be ignored, neglected or that which you simply do not want to acknowledge?  Psychoanalyst Carl Jung referred to such aspects of our inner selves “the Shadow”, and venturing into these uncomfortable areas is highly recommended if we are to … Continue reading Encountering the Dark Goddess

Blue Moons & Black Moons – 2018 (Simone Matthews)

We often use the term ‘once in a blue moon’ to describe a situation or event that is rare. But where did this saying come from? We metaphorically use this expression of BLUE MOON as it relates to one of the following lunar events: 1. A month in which there are two Full Moons.   … Continue reading Blue Moons & Black Moons – 2018 (Simone Matthews)

Yemaya Blessing of the Waters event

For over ten years, around the first full moon of the year, I have lead a special beach side rite that honours the Yorùbá Orisha or Goddess of the living ocean Yemaya (also spelt Yemoja and Iemoja). Originally from West Africa where her name means "Mother whose children are like fish”, Yemaya is the owner of … Continue reading Yemaya Blessing of the Waters event

The Meaning of Mandalas

Found across many cultures throughout time, this mystical geometric symbol represents the all-encompassing universe and is known in ancient Sanskrit as ‘sacred circle’.  Mandalas have been used in spiritual practice for thousands of years across different religions, cultures and artistic contexts to evoke meditative and healing energies. As circles appear in nature (eg sun, moon, flowers), … Continue reading The Meaning of Mandalas