The new moon, and balm to the soul

October 9, 2010,
Claire Montanaro

The new moon on Thursday has initiated a cycle of calm, and there is a sense of relief in the energies around me that this has come at last, following an extended period of jumbled tension, pressure and confusion.

It has been a testing time for many people, for some the hardest of their lives. It has seen loss, closure, the crumbling of dreams, the experience of hard karmic lessons and yet in all of this the opportunity to shine despite the bruises.  And shine, intensely, you have.

I awoke early this morning in my special and sacred place in Wales. The dawn was breaking and bats were returning home to their roosts  under the shingle tiles of the the house. A heron was standing one-legged still as a statue by the pond looking for  frogs while a buzzard glided over the river bank oblivious to my presence. Apart from the sound of cascading water it was quiet, but life was everywhere. There was a sense of joy also, almost of gratitude that a peaceful period has returned and will be with us for some little time to come.

This is a turning point, and while some of you will be dealing with the fall-out from the last cycle for a little while longer, I hope you will soon see its resolution. If you are among them, it may help to remember the healing power of nature, which truly brings balm to the soul and which is a wonderful harbinger of the gifts from Spirit yet to come.

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I am a spiritual teacher, channel and writer with a special interest in esoteric philosophy and the world in transition, who loves nature and wildlife.  My aim is to help your human and soul journey through spiritual wisdom, spiritual connection and the raising of consciousness.


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