What do You Expect of Spiritual People?

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Recently I’ve read lots of posts from deeply spiritual people who feel disappointed by either the culture of spiritual gurus, or by specific people. This got to me thinking. So this week, I’ve been talking to people about what they expect from spiritual people in general, or from gurus in particular, and I’ve also been wondering about whether the concept of the guru is becoming a little outdated. In my conversations I saw a few common threads. First were the people who were disappointed by the integrity of spiritual people who were making predictions or looking for people to follow them under false pretenses of being inhumanly perfect.

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Energy reading for October-November

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Last week we had a Super Moon in Aries. Full moons are all about letting go, about clearing away the patterns we no longer need and leaving space for the new. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and the sign most associated with forwards movement. So this has been a powerful experience for many of us. Strong energy is not unusual right now, we have been experiencing it month after month, in fact, it often feels that it becomes more and more intense each time. But it is always different as it clears away deeper and deeper layers of the negative conditioning patterns that we have built up over millennia of lifetimes. Now, as the energy changes, the clearing is speeding up, to an almost breathless pitch. It can feel tough and it can feel exhilaratingly blissful depending on the needs of our own path at any given time.
I asked The Light Circle what were the key feature of this current energy and what we need to learn and focus on right now.

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Energy Reading October-November 2016 Following the Tide of Emotion

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Last week we had a Super Moon in Aries. Full moons are all about letting go, about clearing away the patterns we no longer need and leaving space for the new. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and the sign most associated with forwards movement. So this has been a powerful experience for many of us. Strong energy is not unusual right now, we have been experiencing it month after month, in fact, it often feels that it becomes more and more intense each time. But it is always different as it clears away deeper and deeper layers of the negative conditioning patterns that we have built up over millennia of lifetimes. Now, as the energy changes, the clearing is speeding up, to an almost breathless pitch. It can feel tough and it can feel exhilaration blissful depending on the needs of our own path at any given time. I asked The Light Circle what were the key feature of this current energy and what we need to learn and focus on right now.

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Reclaiming Lost Innocence

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I was born with a belief in what I could achieve, and the knowledge that I didn’t need to follow the crowd. These are gifts I value hugely, and yet, over and over again, I have allowed life to erode them. On one occasion during a particularly difficult period, I said ‘I’ve lost my innocence.’ Now it’s time for me to take it back. Of course I will never go back to the way I was before. That wouldn’t be progress. That would involve unlearning lessons I’ve absorbed the hard way. And nobody wants to go through those again. So how do we do it? How do we reclaim the beautiful, pure gifts that we were born with, whilst maintaining the valuable learning that can unfortunately knock our confidence and our ideals?

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Guest Blog: MODERN VERSUS MEDIEVAL MAGIC in the Tudor Witch Trilogy

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Historical novelist Victoria Lamb also writes bestselling contemporary thrillers as Jane Holland, historical romance as Elizabeth Moss, and romcoms as Beth Good. New for 2016 is her pen-name Hannah Coates, with a feel-good Christmas novel BERTIE’S GIFT out October 20th. Her novel WITCHSTRUCK won YA Romantic Novel of the Year 2013. She lives with her family near the Devon/Cornwall border, and loves photography and growing her own vegetables!

WITCHSTRUCK, the first book in my award-winning Tudor trilogy about Meg, a teen witch in the service of the disgraced princess Elizabeth Tudor, came out in 2012. Four years later, I’m turning my trilogy into a TV drama series, and looking at Meg’s story again has reminded me of my early love of magic.

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