2 years on

As some of you will have seen, yesterday was my anniversary. It was 2 years since my heart attack. It is still the biggest game changer that has ever happened to me. This time last year i wasn’t in a good place. Although the physical side of recovery was going well, I’d stopped smoking, lost the weight, started on my regular daily walks, my mental health was in total disarray

This past year I have been trying to sort that out, by getting help and trying to see the positive side in everything. Anxiety is my biggest issue, but only when I’m in the house in my own for more than a couple of days. It’s the thought of something happening and being on my own and not knowing If id know what to do, be able to do it. When I first came out of hospital I couldn’t go more then a day with out having some one around just in case but over time this is gotten to 3 or 4 days before the anxiety kicks in.

I’ve also have PTSD diagnosed as well. I was having flash backs, not to the event it’s self but bring back in hospital where you are on show for the whole world to see, attached to machines and drips and you aren’t allowed to move around freely. It was scary being in hospital and not really knowing what had happened or what they had done to me. Don’t get me wrong I’m very grateful that they put the two stent I needed in to my heart and I know that the care I had was the best the NHS can offer but I’m not a hospital person and it has lead to flash backs and panic attacks.

But now I’ve found ways to control them and they have near enough stopped. Although I have recently refused some dental work, that needed to be done in hospital rather than at my dentists. Because the thought of being back in a hospital bed and being dented the freedom to move around was to much for me

Although at least this time I didn’t wig out in the waiting room when I went to see the consultant, which has happened when I’ve had to go back to cardiology in the past

So how did it work for me? Well I must admit that it’s down to walking and using mindfulness techniques. These have helped save my sanity this past year. By being in the moment and seeking the joy in that moment it doesn’t leave room for any of the negative thoughts to over run your mind. Also I’ve found that crochet is a really good way of being in the moment, it works a lot better for me than listening to music or reading does.

Mindfulness and meditation to help ease out the negative thoughts and to allow in the positive. Although it can be something that you really have to work at some times but it is truly worth the benefits of it. Give it a try and see what happens

So as I head in to year 3 there is still more to do but I’m grateful now for each day I have to enjoy and to find that special moment in.

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ramblings 15 feb 2019

podcast link

It’s been a while and as most of you will know ive been spending the last couple of months working on and getting the Podcast’s up and running.

I’ve now put a link up on the main web site, www.spiritways.co.uk  rather than rely on facebook doing it’s thing without trying me to charge me for doing Ads.

I’ve been looking at ways to use new tech to get things out to people and I’m happy to say that the podcast’s seem to be going well.  which I am very pleased about.

But the life of a jobbing Psychic is never dull and I’m still doing the monthly Coffee afternoon at Winchester church, now under the Gaurdianship of Megnta Catz.   Rachael and I have also moved the groups we used to host at Winnall Community centre out to The Warren Centre at Micheldever.   It’s a much nicer room and parking is better.  People still come up from winchester so if you would like to come, give a shout out on the facebook page and I’m sure you’ll be able to to get a lift out to them.

We have added a development group to the chit-chat and healing share.

Month Group Notice

 

I’m also going to be doing a talk at the Andover Alternatives group on the 12th of March.  So if your in the area than please pop along.

I also now have space avaiable for Readings at home and if you would like to book one than please do get in touch.

Hope your all well and enjoying the early spring sun shine.

Love and light

David

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29th January 2019

Link to this weeks Podcast. https://www.buzzsprout.com/admin/episodes

It really helps if I get the feed back so that I can put in the things that people want to know about.

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15th January 2019

What an amazing night last night! A massive thank you to those who came along to Rachael’s and mine first Spiritual Development evening. I am so pleased with how you all worked and got in to the evening. Thank you so much. I’ll be email things out at the weekend so keep an eye on your in box’s

Thank you

David

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January Chitchat

Our first chit chat of 2019 and our first gathering in our new home at The warren centre. It was brilliant to have some new faces with us this month as well

It was also very nice to welcome Rachael back after maternity leave.

This month we looked at past lives, trying to gain an understanding on how they can effect your currant experience on the earth plane. We also explored the links between reincarnation and your soul progress. How the lessons learned in each live add to the experience and work towards your Souls journey towards enlightenment.

All of us in the group had story’s to tell of past lives that we already know about. My great love of either military or monastic living, with spells of hermit and witch thrown in for good measure.

To close off the evening we had a quick look at soul groups and why you would want to travel around with the same group of souls

A very interesting and lovely evening

Next week is the first of our Spiritual Development evenings. This is an open group and any one of any ability is welcome to come along. £8 for the evening. And don’t forget that all groups are now at The Warren Centre

Love and light

David

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1st January 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today I got to do something that I only get to do once a year, and it is one of the few things I really look forward to. I opened this years diary.

365 days of endless possibility’s that can be filled with as much wonder and amazement as you can pack in. You see, it’s your life and you can do just about what ever you want to do with it. A wise man once said to me that you can’t control what life throws at you, but you can chose to control how your react to it. And those have been my watch words ever since. It’s not always easy, but then not a lot in life is these days. But it’s wise words to try and live by.

The joy of new diary may only be apparent to stationary geeks like me but just think about it. If you had 365 days to fill with only the things you want to do with them what would you fill yours with?

I fill mine with Birthdays and Anniversary’s of those who I love so that I can send them good wishes’ and positive energy on there special days.

I note down my daily tarot reading so that I’ve got a record of what guidance I’ve had through for the day

I also add in the full moon dates and the dates of the major feast’s and festivals for the year. Mine are a mix of the Wiccan tradition and Saints of the Christian year that I want to keep.

I add in my daily meditation notes, as well as any thoughts and feelings that I had come in through the day. So that my link with Spirit is recorded, so I can go back and check what I’ve been getting through.

So my diary is filled with Love and link’s with Spirit and I think that sounds like a good way to fill 365 days.

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December chit chat 2018

On the last chit chat of this year it was wonderful to sit and share stories of our Christmas traditions. No matter our back grounds or where we are right now in our lives the best Christmas’s we remembered where when the whole extended families used to come together and share that special festive time. In this day when famlies are spread over many miles, even country’s its the magic of the season that can still draw us together.

It’s important to, we discovered to pass on family traditions to our young ones. Do you dec the halls in November, half way through December or on Christmas Eve? Do you trudge off to midnight mass on a cold frosty Christmas Eve night, or is listening to the Nine lessons and carols from kings collage part of your family’s traditions. Does your mum still use the paper star you made in reception class at school, are your great grannys Christmas tree bubbles still given a loving home nestled in the depths of your tree so the dog can’t knock them off with his tail?

Perhaps you observe some of the older pagan traditions, although even the modern Victorian Christmas is still based around most of them if you think about it.

Do you buy in to the whole commercial Christmas and pray the credit card will take the strain?

No matter how you keep your traditions over the festive session we all agreed that it’s family, be that blood relations or the family you have made for yourself that counts most at this time of year. We gave thanks to the community projects that try and bring lonely and single person households together for the day and sent them love and light.

This is the last report from chit chat for this year and from winnall community centre. From January we will be in our new home at the warren centre in micheldever

Love light and Christmas’s blessings to you and your loved ones this festive season

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November Chit Chat

It was so good to have 10 people for this months Chit Chat group, last night in Winnall. This month our main theme was Spirit Guides. What you can expect from them, what they will help you out with. Looking at Guides from the Psychic / Mediumship point of view we found out that your guide is your best friend in Spirit and you can rely on them to point your in the right direction.

 

The best way to get to know your Guide is by just being in the moment, and asking them to come through to you. Guide energys are bigger and stronger then that of a Spirit person, but not as big as Anglic energys. Once you’ve got used to the energy of your guide you can talk to them and ask them all sort’s of questions. My guide, Sam, loves to talk and will chatter on for hours for I let him.

There are all sort’s of Guides that you can get to know. You may have an animal guide that you can get to know, Dragon Guide and you will have a Gaurdian Angel as well.

Don’t worry if you Guide hasn’t come forwad for you yet. Trust that they are there. You can ask them to give you a sign that they are around. Some of us said that they tickle the end of your nose, or you can feel that they have put there hands on your shoulders. Never worry that they aren’t they and arent working for you.

As always we drifted off on subjects and followed thoughts from the group to explore other area’s of energy work. This is always a good and posative thing because we cover topics that need to be covered for someone in the group that night. We touched on Higher-self work and how to keep yourself grounded.

Next month we will be looking at the traditions of the Yule session. Every body is welcome. It will be the last Chit Chat group at Winnal before we move to our new home at The Warren Centre in Michldever in January.

 

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14th October 2018

I love this time of year, the slowing down after, what always seems to me the fast paced summer months. Slowing down and getting ready to snuggle up ring the winter cold.

The leaf’s have started to turn as we get planning for 3 major feats in the coming months. But before we head over to them, I just want to stop for a moment and remember a feast that has already passed us this year. Round about the Harvest Moon (equinox time) farmers and gardeners throughout the land gathered to give thanks for a successful harvest. It’s well known that the UK can not support its self on the food that we grow, we have to import much of our food. A small little fact that was used against us during the War’s. But how many of us these days stop and thank mother earth for providing for us? It’s worth a thought and one that we really ought to encourage in the modern world. Nower days because so many of us no longer work the land, we’ve moved away from this important festival. Once it would have made sense when your life depended on a successful harvest. Now, as long as Sainsburys doesn’t run out of fresh veg and 6 packs of Alcohol, it doesn’t really matter to much. But I would encourage you to stop and have a thought for those that still work the land for us and provide food for our families. And to the Goddess for blessing the crops.

Anyway back to it, I always feel my most powerful during October / November time. As the thinning of the vale between the worlds of Spirit and out own plane starts to take place. If we take a moment out of our day we can start to feel the energys starting to leak through to us. The early morning mist’s that give the world a simmering other worldly feel, a glorious air of mystery and magic, where you can expect to meet all kinds of creatures and things of wonder, if you just open to the magic of the session. The evening sunset’s of wonderful red and orange that hug the evening sky in warm and a magical glow that you’ll find hard to find on the middle of a busy summer.

The harvest is safely gathered in and stored. Bunches of Herbs are drying in the roof timbers of shed’s and out houses up and down the land, an evening fire in the great welcomes everybody home as they come in from work. This is the time of year, of the great English mystic masters working there magic, brining us closer to the world of spirit. Who doesn’t feel the presence of Merlin if you walk around Salisbury plan in the sunset on a October day? You expect to see dragons sleeping on the hill tops and you can hear the great Oaks sigh and relax in the evening warmth before the long winter sleep.

 

Halloween falls on the 31st of this month. Pagans up and down the land will be celebrating with chalice and wine as they welcome the ancestors in for the feat of Samhain. Inviting them in and taking the place already laid for them at the feast table. Candles guide the Spirit’s home. Small fact – it’s where the Irish tradition of Jack O Lanterns comes from. Although they used Turnips not pumpkins. And it’s to stop the candle being blown out, rather than to ward of the evil spirits. That’s all down to our American friends.

The feast of All saints is on the 1st November. Why am I telling you this? Because it’s all linked. Halloween (the name not the feast) is taken from “All Hallows Eve” the night before All Saints. Traditional Christens will gather to give thanks for the example of the Saints. We should spare them a thought to, after all when the Book of Ascend Master’s was put together a lot of the Saints where included and we can take inspiration from there example. St Francis and his love and care of Animals. Benedict and his devotion to a holy life, Mother Thresa and her work with the poor. The examples are countless and should be taken note off. So on the 1st November we should honour all of the Ascended Masters and learn by there example to be better people of Spirit.

2nd November is the fest of All Soul’s I’m just mentioning this as it’s when the Christens honour those who have gone before. But it was typical of the early church to take a Pagan festival, hold it round about the same time, and rename it for there own purpose. So ok it was an idea nicked from Samhain, but it’s still there. And anyway in the Hedgewitch tradition you get 3 nights for each Festival so we can celebrate all 3!

So enjoy this magical and mysterious time of year. Spend time with family and friends who have already crossed over the great divide and give thanks for there inspiration and the joy they brought in to your life. Acknowledge the Masters and there contribution to your own path. Seek out the natural beauty and peace of this time of year and be still for a moment and let the energies take you to a better state of mind and know peace in your heart.

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6th October 2018


Reflections on Chit Chat Group

 

If you’ve never been to our Chit Chat group (1st Monday of the month) I thought I’d give a little reflection on this months gathering

As usual there was a wide range of abilities and people at group this month. From one person just starting out on their Spiritual path, two new Reiki Practitioners and a Psychic-in-development. And me. Most of the evening chatter was centred around healing and how the Reiki 2 atunements can open up your aura so that you can start to build up your Psychic awareness and learn how to develop it.

This was true for me, as it was the Reiki 2 that cracked open my higher chakras and allowed me to start using my Psychic energies to the full. Although I’ve never heard about that happening with other forms of Healing I would like to think that it’s not just the Reiki that does that.

One thing that Id not thought about before (because it didn’t happen to me like this) is how scary it can be hearing the voices of Spirit people/guides/angels can be for the first time. I freely admit that I never had a problem with it. I suppose I just accepted it for what it was. That I was hearing voices didn’t freak me out at all. But I understand that for some people it can be very scary. When we say that we hear voices, very few of us actually do hear “voices” , it’s very rare that a new Psychic will hear the actual voice (style, accent) of the Spirit person. What we hear is usually spoken in the same voice as your own internal monologue. The voice of your mind, if you like. It’s like having a thought, but it’s not your thought. And this is something that needs to be mindful off. In early readings it’s some time difficult to determine what comes from Spirit and what is generated by your own mind. Sometimes, in the middle of a reading the voice will stop and your own mind gives you something to fill in the gab. You do as you’ve been taught and give it out, you get a no from your sitter, which doesn’t help when your in early stages of development. What you need to do is let the energy flow and just ride though the gap. It’ll pick up again, just trust Spirit.

I think that I didn’t have a problem with hearing voices is because of the way that I work. Because I have to be able to “feel” the connection first. If I don’t “feel” it, then what I’m “hearing” can’t be from Spirit. I have to be able to “feel” the connection before I can go ahead with the reading.

One of the other subjects that we looked at was the subject of moving forward in faith. 4 of us in the group have come from formal religious back grounds. 3 Catholic and 1 Church of England. We decided that it was important to acknowledge where you came from. You don’t need to dump the Faith, but you do need to look again at the “religion” of it. Faith, is after all, your personal connection to the Divine and it’s that which you are developing. What your dumping is the teaching that you’ve had. But it’s still important to acknowledge it. It times of spiritual stress it can help. I still say the Office of Compline every now and again. To acknowledge where you came from can help to ground you when you get Spiritual over load. It’s useful to look where you started from and to see how far you have come. So if it feels right, then go to Mass, read your bible and give thanks for the start you had.

We talked about how to channel Reiki energy as well. It came about because an experienced healer will just allow the energy to flow, you can almost do it on Autopilot. This allows us to read the energy of the client, and give a mini reading at the end. This come from experience and practice. If your allowing the healing energy to flow and your intent is correct then it’ll do what it’s needs to do without a lot of input from you.

It was a very enjoyable evening, full of love and being with like minded people talking about connections to Spirit and Energy work. I’d recommend anyone who works with Spirit in anyway to come along some time and enjoy being in the energy. We’re always happy to help you work out any problems you might be having with your work, talk in confidence about any problems you might be having with clients and just sharing that special energy you get by being with people of Spirit.

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