Welcome to the October Magdalene Newsletter, a place of sharing in these transformational times, honouring the earth and the sacred feminine during our journey towards unity. The old ways of separation do not work in the new world and as we move towards inner wholeness we are now coming together both within and without.
This month we gather in Glastonbury for the initiation of Magdalene High Priestesses at the Chalice Well Gardens; this will be a very special occasion indeed and a celebration of all the achievements of these remarkable women who are spreading so much light and healing in the world.
May you walk the path of light this month within and without.
Margaret and Graham
Messages Of Light
I often write about my own personal experiences because life teaches us so much. I share these experiences also to help you to interpret through symbolism all the messages which are being brought to you every day. Symbolism is the language of spirit, it is the language of light and once we learn how to completely interpret the symbolism of everything we become our own teachers and guides.
Even though you will have many guides who help you eventually it will be your own soul who will show you the way and it is your own soul who often sends messages through everyday occurrences to help you to understand what you need to do. Life is a mirror and every single thing within your life is reflecting back to you what you need to do or it is showing you where you are at. Each day so much wisdom surrounds you and all you need to do is to take notice of everything you are drawn to and everything that happens to you and then interpret what you see. Many people say to me that they do not know how to interpret these symbols but it is so easy because all you need to do is to feel the first feeling within your heart and that will be the correct one and that will be your answer.
This is a mystical path and mystical means hidden and the ancient teachings have been hidden in symbolism for so very long and we need to go behind what we see and what we hear to find the real truth. Whenever you give a spiritual message to someone else always go beyond the actual words and retrieve the symbolic meaning of everything which you are feeling, never take anything literally.
I tell stories about my life so that you may understand your own stories from them and receive direction and this direction very often will come directly from your soul for it is your soul who directs you every minute of every day.
My garden is a source not only of great joy to me but it is also my Temple and it shows me so much and teaches me many things. Several things within it recently have reflected back to me what is going on within me and what I need to do and what I need to change. The first thing was a black metal arch underneath which I had planted a rose and honeysuckle and my fairy lights were draped all over it; the arch was a Gateway. I realised that the arch was beginning to bend over and when I looked it had begun to rust and it was not secure within the ground so I needed to look and see what this message was for me.
The arch was a doorway into other realms and it had become rusty and it was about to fall apart. I knew that I needed a new door into the world of spirit and into the heart for all gateways are truly doorways into the heart. On this spiritual path we continually go through cycles of death and rebirth and when we come to the end of a stage we die to who we were and then we are reborn again brand-new. We die to who we were and we die to the way we live our life and so when we are reborn we have to have a new set of values and rules to live by and an even greater openness in the heart. I was being shown I needed that new door.
When I originally bought the arch I had wanted a green one and not a black one but I could not find one that was suitable so this time I made up my mind it had to be green, the colour of nature and the colour of the heart. The metal of the original one corresponds to autumn time a time of death and letting go and so this time I wanted a wooden one, the time of spring and rebirth. The arch has been ordered and I look forward to a new doorway into an even deeper connection to my heart and to spirit.
I had the most adorable wicker hare which sat next to my seat in my little woodland but it had disintegrated leaving only a metal framework which had become rusty and so I was dealing with the same thing as my hare. The Hare is not only a symbol of the goddess it is a symbol of me for that is my sign in Chinese astrology so once again I looked and I saw that so much had fallen away from me and what was left was rusty. The rust represents old emotions and so it had to go.
In its place I decided I wanted a gnome, I looked online but couldn’t find what I wanted for I wanted one with great character. Graham once again was inspired and he said he would take me to a certain garden centre but I wasn’t to tell anyone that we were going out shopping for gnomes. The very gnome I wanted was waiting for us and he travelled home with us in the boot of the car and I named him Hob. Names are very important and this one was chosen in memory of my mother’s Great Uncle Hob, I love the name, it felt so old-fashioned and Great Uncle Hob must have lived a long time ago because my mother was born in 1908. Hob now sits next to my seat where the hare once was so this was a symbol of the renewal of myself once again and the renewal of my connection to nature.
Things often come in threes as I’m sure you have already experienced and so there was a third item in my garden which needed renewing too. 20 years ago when I visited my mother in the north-east I took her a beautiful resin statue of a little girl and the feeling was that it was to remind her of me so that she would feel me close because she had roses in her hair, flowers on her dress and a watering can in her hand, like myself never far from nature and flowers. She was meant to be in the garden but my mother placed her in the hearth where she sat until the day she died eight years ago and I brought her home with me and placed her next to where I sit in the garden and I loved her so much for she was me.
She had been battered by the elements a bit like how we are all battered by our emotions on this journey and several days ago I found her face down with cracks and holes after the strong winds and I knew it was time for her to go. She was symbolic of the inner child in me for it is the inner child in all of us which needs healing, it is the child who was damaged and it is the child who needs to be made whole again. It was with great sadness that I put her in the bin, another death, another letting go.
I have found another little girl statue to replace her but this one has wings as well as flowers in her hair and on her dress so on the right day I will ceremoniously bring her into the garden, another symbol of renewal.
These three symbols are all about death and rebirth and letting go and this is the healing for all of us. During the heavy winds recently the garden has been absolutely littered with branches which have fallen down from the large poplar trees which grow in the garden next door and overhang our garden. I looked upon this as all the dead wood going and so there was much to interpret with all the symbolism.
When we are ready to die and be reborn again we drop all our dead wood and the dead wood is symbolic of the old emotions we have carried for so long for this journey is about being stripped bare, stripped bare of who we thought we were so that we may grow new wood and be made new.
In your own lives from the moment you get up to the moment you go to sleep take notice of everything and be aware that very often your own soul will direct you to look at things for they will have a meaning. Stop for a moment and interpret what you are drawn to and feel with your heart the first thing that comes to your mind and very soon you will have learned a new language, the language of light and it will bring you everything you need and then you will fully understand that life is just one great big mirror.
Flower of the Month
Flowers belong to another realm; they are the healers of the soul. Their cosmic blueprints are within the worlds of spirit. Each month I bring to you a flower which represents the energy of the time and so I give you a simple garden Daisy for it is one of the most powerful flowers of all and it is one which I often share. This flower in all its simplicity will heal your inner child for it has the ability to connect to the child within, to heal its wounds and to comfort it with the greatest love.
Visualise yourself making a daisy chain like you did as a child and make a Crown and place it upon your head and allow the vibrations of the daisies to flow through you bringing their white and their gold, the ultimate colours of divinity into your being then go into your heart and there you will find your inner child. Hold your child so close and tell it how much you love it and a great peace will fill your being. This simple act of love will have a very deep and profound effect upon your life for you will find that from that moment you will love yourself like never before and by loving yourself you will take command to speak your truth only saying yes to those things which you wish to say yes to.
Feel the colours of gold and orange surround you for these are the colours of autumn, the time of letting go.
As the colours swirl around you an opening will appear before you and you will find yourself deep in the Forest. You will follow the Forest path delighting in the beauty of all the colours of the fallen leaves around you. You will be amazed at the amount of acorns and nuts scattering the forest floor and being enjoyed by the little creatures who live here. The deeper you go into the Forest the more you feel as if you are being watched but in a nice way.
Eventually you come to a clearing and the person who was following you now comes and stands in front of you and it is one of the elementals, a gnome. He stands before you in all his magnificence looking as though he is part of the forest itself and he smiles the biggest smile you have ever seen. He tells you he is part of the Earth and he is a caretaker of the Earth for he knows all the secrets of nature.
He places around you a cloak of the autumn leaves and he asks you to sit with him beneath the tree and you sit upon the huge roots of a very ancient tree. The gnome asks you to share any worries with him and he speaks to you like an old grandfather making you feel so comforted. You empty your heart of every last drop of worry and stress and as you do this your cloak turns into a cloak of the purest gold and copper and you feel a great weight has been lifted from you.
The gnome who has all the knowledge of the metals which lie beneath the ground tells you that you have been given a cloak of wisdom and healing for gold brings wisdom and copper brings healing and so you sit together absorbing the energies of these metals feeling a great healing taking place. You sit together in companionship with this beautiful elemental who tells you he is going to take care of you just as a grandfather would and you can call upon him at any time that you need uplifting for he will always bring much joy to you.
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