Moving beyond Despair – A new Focused Formula

Emerald Heart

Brand New 4-week Focused Formula
PLUS the gift of an Essence Vibration

Moving beyond Despair

A Remote Transmission
with The Emerald Heart Light

Do you experience levels of Despair in your life?

Would you like to break free of this burden?

Then this Emerald Heart Formula may help you!

With our Focused Formulas (4-week Light Transmission of the Emerald Heart Light with a special focus) we offer you the opportunity to synchronise yourself with the current waves of the ever-changing Universe. This helps you live your life with ease and grace.

From the 1st of May we will offer you the next step in this unfolding process. Our new Focused Formula will help you to break free from the burden of despair.

Benefits of this 4 Week Focused Formula:

  • Helps move you beyond deep sorrow
  • Dissolves heavy emotions
  • Helps you re-engage with the Light of your Spirit
  • Stimulates Deep Hope for the future
  • Opens you to new freedoms

Dandelion clock in morning sun

How does it work?
This 4 Week Focused Formula of Light flows through all levels of the aura and chakras to help see new ways of adapting to our changing world. The Light flows directly to where it is needed based on your own Higher Self directing the Light that we provide for you.

The Emerald Heart Light flows to you directly from the Source via the Universal Laws that were given with the Light.

You don’t need to do anything
The Emerald Heart Light is an aspect of the Source and is pure consciousness. Its Universal Intelligence will feel your intention to receive our 4-week Focused Formula, which you set by your exchange.

Once you have registered, the Emerald Heart Light will flow into your heart from the 1st to the 28th May 2021 for 28 days.

OUR GIFT TO YOU (Value £20)
We would like to offer you, at no charge, a ‘transmission’ of The Emerald Heart Light Essence. To obtain this essence vibration you will receive instructions once you have registered. Check your order confirmation email, which has a link to a pdf with details.

Offer Closes on Friday 30th April 2021

You can book with your preferred Emerald Heart Teacher using the links below.

Tim Dyson

Book with Tim Dyson
 London, UK

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Book with Harriët Kroon
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Book with Alexandra Meyn
Munich, Germany

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Book with David Ashworth
North West, UK

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Activate the Spark of Joy in your Heart – A new Focused Formula

Emerald Heart

Brand New 4-week Focused Formula
PLUS the gift of an Essence Vibration

Activation of the Spark of Joy

A Distant Transmission
with The Emerald Heart Light

Do you struggle with a lack of Joy in your life?

Do you recognize feelings of numbness, dullness, the absence of drive, or perhaps even down-heartedness or no enthusiasm for life?

Then this Emerald Heart Formula may help you!

With our Focused Formulas (4-week Light Transmission of the Emerald Heart Light with a special focus) we offer you the opportunity to synchronise yourself with the current waves of the ever-changing Universe. This helps you live your life with ease and grace. 

From the 1st of March we will offer you the next step in this unfolding process. Our new Focused Formula activates the Spark of Joy in your heart.

Benefits of this 4 Week Focused Formula:

  • More playfulness
  • Enhancing your experience of Wonder and Beauty in life
  • Expanded enthusiasm for exploration
  • More Joy in Life
  • Zest for life

How does it work?
This 4 Week Formula of Light flows through all levels of the aura and chakras to help see new ways of adapting to our changing world. The Light flows directly to where it is needed based on your own Higher Self directing the Light that we provide for you.

The Emerald Heart Light flows to you directly from the Source via the Universal Laws that were given with the Light.

You don’t need to do anything
The Emerald Heart Light is an aspect of the Source and is pure consciousness. Its Universal Intelligence will feel your intention to receive our 4-week Focused Formula, which you set by your exchange.

Once you have registered, the Emerald Heart Light will flow into your heart from the 1st to the 28th  March 2021 for 28 days.

OUR GIFT TO YOU (Value £20)
We would like to offer you, at no charge, a ‘transmission’ of The Emerald Heart Light Essence. To obtain this essence vibration you will receive instructions once you have registered. Check your order confirmation email, which has a link to a pdf with details.

Offer Closes on Monday 1st March 2021

You can book with your preferred Emerald Heart Teacher using the links below.

 

Tim Dyson

Book with Tim Dyson
 London, UK

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Book with Harriët Kroon
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Book with Alexandra Meyn
Munich, Germany

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Book with David Ashworth
North West, UK

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Illuminate the energies of Hope and Trust from within your heart – New Focused Formula

Emerald Heart

Brand New 4-week Focused Formula
PLUS the gift of an Essence Vibration

Hope & Trust

A Distant Transmission
with The Emerald Heart Light

A new year is at our doorstep and many of us wonder what 2021 will bring. Perhaps you are dealing with a lot of uncertainties. The great changes of 2020 have stressed and impacted us on every level of our being. To overcome any uncertainty and remain optimistic, we need to connect deeply with our inner sense of Hope and Trust.

From the 1st of January we offer a brand-new Emerald Heart Focused Formula to support you in your process of renewal. This remote 4-week Light Transmission, aligns you with the energies of Hope and Trust within. Also, it synchronizes you with the current waves of the ever-changing Universe, which helps you live life with ease and grace.

Benefits of the 4 Week Focused Formula:

  • Releasing anxieties and self-doubt
  • Gaining confidence
  • Expanding your abilities to cope
  • Raising optimism and positive thinking
  • Strengthening your trust in life

How does it work?
This 4 Week Formula of Light flows through all levels of the aura and chakras to help see new ways of adapting to our changing world. The Light flows directly to where it is needed based on your own Higher Self directing the Light that we provide for you.

The Emerald Heart Light flows to you directly from the Source via the Universal Laws that were given with the Light.

You don’t need to do anything
The Emerald Heart Light is an aspect of the Source and is pure consciousness. Its Universal Intelligence will feel your intention to receive our 4-week Focused Formula, which you set by your exchange.

Once you have registered, the Emerald Heart Light will flow into your heart from the 1st to the 28th January 2021 for 28 days.

OUR GIFT TO YOU (Value £20)
We would like to offer you, at no charge, a ‘Transmission’ of The Emerald Heart Light Essence. To obtain this essence vibration you will receive instructions once you have registered. Check your order confirmation email, which has a link to a pdf with details.

Offer Closes on Saturday 1st January 2021

You can book with your preferred Emerald Heart Teacher using the links below.

 

Tim Dyson

Book with Tim Dyson
 London, UK

Click here to register

 

Book with Harriët Kroon
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Click here to register

 

Book with Alexandra Meyn
Munich, Germany

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Book with David Ashworth
North West, UK

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A Christmas Message

I’ve no doubt that Christmas means many things to many people. For me it represents or points to an innocence and a simplicity. The imagery of Christmas is full of representations of nature, of the robin, of holly and ivy, of snow, of children excited and playing. It is a time for human connection with our family and loved ones. For Christians it is a thanksgiving for the birth of the teacher Jesus Christ. Much of the imagery and the hymns that we hear at this time point to the subtle sense of Christmas as being about a certain sacredness and a purity.

Of course, we don’t need to be a Christian to connect with and to recognise these qualities of innocence, simplicity, purity and sacredness. The quality of innocence only seems alien to many of us because we have moved so far from our childlike innocent wonder at the world. We have become dominated by our clever minds, cynical, sarcastic, and obsessed with the need to know. We may well feel a million miles from that innocent child we once were. We are quite literally slaves to our minds endless movement, jumping at its every dictate and prompt. Bound up endlessly in our own small dramas or obsessing over the big picture dramas of brexit, covid, Donald Trump etc.

In many ways this makes sense. The world is a complex place and in order to function as adults within it, we need to know certain things. Because the world can feel a very insecure place full of uncertainties and threat, perhaps especially at this time, we try to feel safe and in control by knowing as much as we can. The trouble is that knowing more and more, or believing we do, doesn’t actually rid of us of the terrible sense of existential angst we often feel. However much we know we can’t seem to shake the feeling that something is really quite wrong.

I’m not for a moment suggesting that we try to make ourselves stupid or that knowing about things that are happening in the world is a bad thing. Similarly, our own small dramas feel big to us and drama to some degree is an inevitable aspect of being alive. But what drives our need to know is often times the need to feel safe and in control, in other words our fears. Often our dramas are fed by our habitual reactions and living in a state of high drama becomes a habit in its own right that we just endlessly go around the hamster wheel with.

Taking time out of needing to know anything through meditation and going quietly inside of ourselves is vital to our spiritual growth and well being if not our actual sanity. Christmas with its imagery of innocence and simplicity can help lead us towards our own innocence and simplicity. Innocence is an aspect of our real nature and for me at least Christmas invites us to remember this and to allow this innocent essence of ourselves to come to the fore. The imagery, the music, the sense of giving, can all remind of us of what we are if we allow it to. If we find ourselves getting stressed with family members we can just think of robin red breast, of the snowman, of a baby in a manger and it might well lead us away from conflict and into the depths of what we are.

With innocence as our bedrock, a sense of purity and sacredness more readily become apparent to us. We can allow the spirit of Christmas to lead us into our own nature, to reveal the purity and sacredness at the deepest of levels of who and what we are and always have been.

If we can learn to resist the endless impulse to follow our minds we can begin to uncover the gift of simply being. We can begin to sense that there is a divinity within us that seeks to guide our actions. We start to sense that this Divine Impulse has always been there and wishes only to express itself through our hearts and into the world. Christmas can be, if we allow it, a stopping moment, a moment to realise something of the true nature of life and ourselves.

I wish all of you, the Emerald Heart family, a Peaceful, Innocent and Sacred Christmas time and a truly joyous New Year.

All my love,

Tim Dyson

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Ease your life with Inner Silence – New Focused Formula

Emerald Heart Light

15% Discount on our Brand New
4-week Focused Formula
PLUS a free Essence Transmission

Inner Silence

A Distant Transmission
with The Emerald Heart Light

As the Universe is bringing you through the final energies of Rebirth and New Beginnings, we are now entering a preparation wave for 2021 where you can create the opportunity to step fully into your reinforced and empowered self.

With our Focused Formulas (4-week Light Transmissions of the Emerald Heart Light with a special focus) we offer you the opportunity to synchronize yourself with the current waves of the ever-changing Universe. This helps you live your life with ease and grace.

From the 1st of November we will offer you the next step in this unfolding process. Our new Focused Formula brings forth support and a gateway to attaining your own deep Inner Silence.

Benefits of the 4 Week Focused Formula:

  • Go beyond the chatter and noise of the outside world
  • Gaining and experiencing inner peace
  • Helps you stand clearly in your Inner Silence
  • Hearing the Guidance from your own Higher Self
  • Guiding you towards developing and embracing your inner strength

Inner Silence Focused Formula

How does it work?
This 4 Week Formula of Light flows through all levels of the aura and chakras to help see new ways of adapting to our changing world. The Light flows directly to where it is needed based on your own Higher Self directing the Light that we provide for you.

The Emerald Heart Light flows to you directly from the Source via the Universal Laws that were given with the Light.

You don’t need to do anything
The Emerald Heart Light is an aspect of the Source and is pure consciousness. Its Universal Intelligence will feel your intention to receive our 4-week Focused Formula, which you set by your exchange.

Once you have registered, the Emerald Heart Light will flow into your heart from the 1st to the 28th November for 28 days.

Special Offer (Value £20)
We would like to offer you, at no charge, a Transmission of The Emerald Heart Light Essence. This essence contains pure Liquid Light and will enhance the overall effect of your 4-week Focused Formula.

I will send you instructions on how to receive this essence once you have registered.

Benefit from our 15 Year Celebration
with 15% Discount.

Offer Closes on Saturday 31st October, 2020

You can book with your preferred Emerald Heart Teacher using the links below.

 

Tim Dyson

Book with Tim Dyson
 London, UK

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Book with Harriët Kroon
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Click here to register

 

Book with Alexandra Meyn
Munich, Germany

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Book with David Ashworth
North West, UK

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Alexandra Meyn is the new Heart of The Divine Plan Healing System

Can you feel the Universal energies of New Beginnings bringing change to your life? For us, it brought an exciting shift: Alexandra Meyn took over Harriët Kroon’s role as the Heart of The Divine Plan Healing System. Harriët described what happened and why.

Celebrating the new development in three countries.
Top: Alexandra Meyn (left, Germany), Harriët Kroon (the Netherlands).
Bottom: Lynne Shaw (Colombia).

The year 2020 started with fiery, promising energies and then a few months later the whole world suddenly was set on hold. Personally, I had to cancel a retreat in Israel, an Emerald Heart meeting in Munich and a visit to my sister in Australia. The global Covid-19 situation forced us all to stand still, look inwards and re-evaluate our lives. Some lost their jobs and needed to reinvent themselves.

The influence of the Universal energies of New Beginnings
Did you notice that in September we entered the Universal energies of New Beginnings? Perhaps you took the opportunity to participate in our special Focused Formula with the same name. For myself, this Emerald Heart Focused Formula brought a big and exciting shift in my life, which peaked on the 29th of September. That day the Light prompted me to hand over The Divine Plan Healing System to my dear colleague and Divine Plan Teacher Alexandra Meyn. She gracefully accepted the gift and now she may call herself the Heart of The Divine Plan Healing System. I am so thrilled that this exquisite healing tool is in perfect hands! I can now fully focus on my new life mission, developing self-help programs with The Mary Magdalene Light.

How does handing over a healing system work?

You might think, how can you hand over a Healing System? Well, I didn’t know that it was possible, until six years ago, when I went through the same experience as Alexandra is now. Let me explain. In August 2013, my other dear colleague and Emerald Heart Practitioner Lynne Shaw received The Divine Plan Healing System, a completely new paradigm in healing. It serves the healers and their clients with a mixture of The Emerald Heart Light and the loving energies of Mary Magdalene. Divine Plan Healing has proven to be the ultimate tool for self-support and personal evolution. It is also magical in finding clarity on one’s life mission – which explains the name ‘Divine Plan’.

Lynne and David Ashworth, the original channel of The Emerald Heart Light, laid a solid foundation for this unique healing modality by creating a manual and teaching it all over Europe. After this phase, Lynne was shown her next step in life, part of her personal Divine Plan. This would require her full attention, and therefore she entrusted her healing system into my hands. The forwarding encompassed an energetic process of a few years from Lynne and the Universe in which all Divine Wisdom and Information about this new healing modality was gradually seeded into my heart. This is the sacred process Alexandra is now experiencing too.

Lynne and her partner Hernando moved from New York to Colombia. They are now the guardians of sacred land and are creating a retreat centre based on sacred geometry.

Lynne Shaw and her husband Hernando on their finca (farm) in Colombia.

How does serving a healing system work?
During the past six years, I have served the Divine Plan Healing System with all my heart and life. At first, it took me months to overcome the shock of having become the Heart of a healing system which has the potential to become as widespread and known as Reiki. I soon found my balance and enjoyed the ride with every cell of my body. I gave countless trainings, events and healings to people on nearly all continents – a lot of it remotely. When I look back, I can only now see what my pioneering task was: I had to bring this healing system to a level that initiates can make it their profession.

  • In 2016 The Divine Plan Healing School was founded
  • The school developed a website, Facebook page and Instagram page
  • Three levels of teaching were developed (beginners, advanced healing techniques and teachers) with each a comprehensive manual, available in English, Dutch and German
  • We organized Divine Plan events and retreats in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands
  • In April 2019, the school was registered by the Dutch Central Registry for Short Professional Education (CRKBO)

Alexandra assisted the Divine Plan Retreat in the south of France in many ways (June 2018)

How my Divine Plan unfolded when I was the Heart
Of course, the school will continue to exist and serve its purpose, but with another principal. Personally, I will keep on teaching and offering healings – as long as the Universe wishes me to, for change is the only constant in life. When I was the Heart of our healing system, it opened me up for a new life mission, just like how it did with Lynne.

The Divine Plan Healing System sure brings forth miracles. The healings are empowering and transformative, but being trained aligns you even more with your own, personal Divine Plan.

In hindsight, carrying The Divine Plan Healing System must have been an apprenticeship, preparing me for something that this girl from a village in the middle of nowhere could have never imagined. In the summer of 2018, my heart burst open and started to bring forth a new spiritual Light. It came with a name: The Mary Magdalene Light. This pure and feminine Light helps men and women alike, to embrace our feminine qualities so we can become balanced beings, whole, and safe within ourselves. It helps us stepping into our sovereignty, which in turn gives others permission to find that place of balance and security within themselves.

This Golden Flower image represents The Mary Magdalene Light

If you are interested in receiving training or healing, check our webpage listing all active Divine Plan Healers and Teachers. Wherever you are in the world, we serve you remotely through online video (Zoom or Skype). If you want to know more about Alexandra Meyn or contact her, visit her website.

I wish my passionate successor a magical journey as the Heart of the Divine Plan Healing System.

With my heartfelt love,

Harriët Kroon


Brief history of the main figures in the Divine Plan Healing System

In January 2005, David Ashworth channeled The Emerald Heart Light into the earth’s realms.

  • Original Channel of The Emerald Heart Light
  • Founder of The Emerald Heart School of Enlightenment
  • Wrote seven spiritual books
  • Offers Darshan (Divine Blessing)
  • Founder of The Circle of Light (worldwide earth healing community)
  • Earth Doctor

https://davidashworth.guru/
https://davidashworth.com/
https://www.circle-of-light.uk/
https://earthdoctor.co.uk/
https://www.emerald-heart.com/

Contact David

In 2009 Lynne Shaw became an Emerald Heart Essence Practitioner and in 2011 an Emerald Heart Program Practitioner.

  • Birth mother of The Divine Plan Healing System (2013)
  • Custodian of La Finca Magdalene in San Agustin, Hulia, Colombia (2018)
  • Facilitator of Healing Journeys on sacred lands. (2019)

Contact Lynne

In 2012 Harriët Kroon trained as an Emerald Heart Essence Practitioner and Emerald Heart Program Practitioner. From 2014-2020 she was the Heart of The Divine Plan Healing System.

  • Founder of The Divine Plan Healing School
  • Teacher of Emerald Heart Practitioners
  • Principal Light Carrier of The Emerald Heart Light
  • Original Channel of The Mary Magdalene Light

www.divineplanhealingschool.org
www.harrietkroon.nl
http://bit.ly/The22RaysofTheMMLight

Contact Harriët

In January 2013 Alexandra Meyn trained as an Emerald Heart Essence Practitioner and in July 2014 as an Emerald Heart Program Practitioner.

  • Theta Healing Teacher
  • Divine Plan Healing Teacher
  • Teacher of Emerald Heart Practitioners
  • Heart of The Divine Plan Healing System

https://alexandra-meyn.de/

Contact Alexandra


Divine Plan Healing School

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Seeing New Possibilties in our Changing World – New Focused Formula

Emerald Heart Light

15% Discount on our Brand New
4-week Focused Formula
PLUS a free Essence Transmission

New Beginnings

A Distant Transmission
with The Emerald Heart Light

As we move through the birth of the new Galactic Year (from 29th July) the Universe is now offering us guidance on New Beginnings.

Each and every single day is an opportunity to start afresh, a blank canvas, but of course, we are all settled into our everyday patterns and so it can be difficult to change our ways. Therefore, this new Focused Formula of New Beginnings is offered here to help you break old patterns and set your ship on a new course for a New Age.

Change is always a good thing, it opens your heart to new potentials, so you should not fear any changes necessary, but embrace the opportunities that may formulate in your heart.

Benefits of the 4 Week Focused Formula:

  • Support for this Rebirth Process in our changing world
  • Letting go of old non-supportive patterns
  • Opening your eyes to new possibilities and new ways of living
  • Gaining a greater sense of your inner being
  • Brings courage to take any necessary steps

How does it work?

This 4 Week Formula of Light flows through all levels of the aura and chakras . The Light flows directly to where it is needed based on your own Higher Self directing the Light that we provide for you.

The Emerald Heart Light flows to you directly from the Source via the Universal Laws that were given with the Light.

You don’t need to do anything

The Emerald Heart Light is an aspect of the Source and is pure consciousness. Its Universal Intelligence will feel your intention to receive our 4-week Focused Formula, which you set by your exchange.

Once you have registered, the Emerald Heart Light will flow into your heart from the 1st to the 28th of September for 28 days.

Special Offer (Value £20)

We would like to offer you, at no charge, a Transmission of The Emerald Heart Light Essence. This essence contains pure Liquid Light and will the overall effect of your 4-week Focused Formla.

You will receive instructions on how to receive this essence once you have registered.

Benefit from our 15 Year Celebration
with 15% Discount.

Offer Closes on Tuesday 1st September, 2020

You can book with your preferred Emerald Heart Teacher using the links below.

 

Tim Dyson

Book with Tim Dyson
 London, UK

Click here to register

 

Book with Harriët Kroon
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Book with Alexandra Meyn
Munich, Germany

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Book with David Ashworth
North West, UK

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Here is our next Focused Formula – Clarity on the Next Steps in Your Life

Emerald Heart Light

We are offering you a Brand New Formula with 15% Discount

Clarity on the Next Steps in Your Life

A 4-week focused formula
with The Emerald Heart Light.
Distant Transmission

As we move through the middle point of the year, the solstice, and begin to flow down the other side, much in the world has changed. What are our next steps in life as we consider the consequences of a changed and changing world? The answer is to be found in our intuition and clarity.

This Focused Formula is guided to help deepen your intuition so that you can more easily make the right decisions for YOUR own life with clarity, rather than be governed by the powerful energies of the Collective Consciousness of whatever emotive issues are happening in the world outside.

Then this Emerald Heart Formula may help you!

Benefits of the 4 Week Focused Formula:

  • Greater trust in your own intuition and clarity
  • Gaining a greater feeling for your own truth
  • Seeing the truth of others with respect and compassion
  • Setting you free from the limitations of the Collective Consciousness
  • Becoming confidently free within

Clarity on Your Next Steps in Life

How does it work?

This 4 Week Formula of Light flows through all levels of the aura and chakras to stimulate and expand your intuition and gain clarity about the next steps in your life. The Light flows directly to where it is needed based on your own Higher Self directing the Light that we provide for you.

The Emerald Heart Light flows to you directly from the Source via the Universal Laws that were given with the Light.

You don’t need to do anything

The Emerald Heart Light is an aspect of the Source and is pure consciousness. Its Universal Intelligence will feel your intention to receive our 4-week Focused Formula, which you set by your exchange.

Once you have registered, the Emerald Heart Light will flow into your heart for 28 days.

Special Offer (Value £20)

We would like to offer you, at no charge, a Transmission of The Emerald Heart Light Essence. To receive this essence, you will receive instructions once you have registered.

Benefit from our 15 Year Celebration
with 15% Discount.

 

You can book with your preferred Emerald Heart Teacher using the links below.

 

Tim Dyson

Book with Tim Dyson

Click here to register

 

Book with Harriët Kroon

Click here to register

 

Book with Alexandra Meyn

Click here to register

 

Book with David Ashworth

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A short talk and meditation from Tim Dyson

Tim Dyson“I made this brief recording for a MBS festival that I was originally going to do a presentation at telling folks about the Emerald Heart Light. I thought you might be interested in hearing it especially as it contains a short guided meditation.”

Enjoy the video below.

 

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EH Practitioner Phil Grant shares his experiences of these strange times we are living through.

Times They Are a Changing
The world is changing, that much is certain, and is long overdue. How far and how quickly things will change remains to be seen but we won’t be going back to how things were, although you can bet that many people and institutions will try and get back to business as usual. So much is different right now: from working at home or not working at all, being with partners much more that we are used to, not having the physical contact with friends and family that stabilises us in many ways, to simple everyday things such as shopping. One thing is certain, uncertainty and change are here and I don’t think they are going away any time soon so we need to find a way to accommodate this fact.

Anxiety and Worry
All of us are innately afraid of change and the unknown to one degree or another. It is built into being human. What is certain right now is that life on Earth is changing and we don’t know how it will pan out and how we will be affected as individuals. Many of us will understandably be anxious about family, our livelihoods, paying bills or becoming ill. Some of us will find current circumstances deeply triggering because of unhealed traumas.

I grew up feeling that the world was a dangerous place and that people couldn’t be trusted.  I have struggled with PTSD, anxiety and many related issues such as OCD all of my life so not having to go out into the world feels easier than pre-lockdown life in some ways. Actually being instructed to hide from others and everyday life has been strangely freeing although, paradoxically, I do miss social contact, the everyday chit-chat with others. However, I can still be swamped by the familiar feelings of anxiety and doom for no apparent reason and completely of the blue. All too easily this can lead to patterns of worry and rumination that can go on and on. I have learned that while I may not have a choice over when feelings of anxiety arise, I do have a choice in what I do with these feelings. I don’t have to go into worry mode.

The Spiritual Approach
Many years ago I read a description of being human that has stuck with me and been very useful. It described two birds sitting in a tree one higher up the tree than the other. The bird on the lower branch kept flying off doing bird stuff, being busy then returning to its branch briefly before flying off to do something else. The bird above just sits on its branch peacefully and watches this activity and all the stressful ups and downs that the lower bird goes through but it is unconcerned with this. This is a simple metaphor for our higher and lower selves, our peaceful divine self and the human self attached to all manner of things, the true self and the ego self we so heavily identify with.

Working on ourselves using a spiritual approach helps us identify more with the bird on the higher branch and connect more and more with this divine aspect of ourselves. When we do this we find we can be more peaceful and accepting when stuff happens in our lives instead of pushing back against it. It is this resisting that creates much of the struggle and suffering we experience. Stuff still happens, it must do, life will bring both pleasant and uncomfortable experiences. Ultimately a higher power will always bring us experiences so we can grow. This can range from a moment of bliss to something very difficult indeed. Given the current uncertainty, working towards being more sanguine about this is helpful to say the least.

Making Space for Ourselves and What is Happening
Using the bird metaphor above, we would benefit from spending less of life living from the lower bird’s perspective which is filled with thoughts such as “I must do ….”, “I’ve got to make sure that….”, “I need to control …..”, “There’s no time to …..” etc. The upper bird’s perspective is one of space, calmness and ease with whatever is happening which is what we want more of right now. One can see that from the lower bird’s perspective that the space for anything different to come in just isn’t there, so we need to STOP and make space. It is the only way for us to hear the quiet calling of the heart and its wisdom, to give us the chance to see a different way because it won’t come from the mind and its incessant loud demands. I acknowledge that this can be scary, but if we want to feel differently we need to make space for change to occur and this is the perfect time to do this because many of us have the time and space right now if we choose to take advantage of it.

Meditation – yes that old chestnut again!
We can view meditation as taking the time to spend a bit of quality time on or nearer the higher branch where we can sit and watch the habitual thoughts and driving nature of the lower bird within ourselves. This may be uncomfortable sometimes – meditation is not about relaxation per se. By observing what arises from within and letting it come and go without following the thoughts, we detach from them for a while. We may see sides of us that we have been blind to, or see old “friends” come and go in our thoughts but without getting involved in what they try and lead us into doing. In this way one can, for example, watch sensations of anxiety arise in the body without following it into patterns of worry. The thoughts may try and pop up, but if one just acknowledges them and brings one’s attention back to the breath then we start to train ourselves to the point where one day we realise that we do have a choice about whether to worry or not. We begin to identify less and less with this part of us and adopt a higher, more accepting position. Sounds simple and easy but isn’t of course. However, making the effort brings great rewards in time. Simply allowing feelings to be present within us without getting sucked into what they all mean opens many doors to change, as old energies that can hold us hostage are allowed to move and be released.

Knowing or KNOWING.
The problem with reading about taking a different perspective like this is that it can be very difficult to accept or imagine until one has experienced it for oneself. For instance we are told that all is well and always is. However, most of us don’t really connect with the truth of this even if we believe it to be true. When we are blessed with a glimpse of the greater truth it transforms what we “know” into KNOWING. Direct experience of our true nature transforms someone else’s teaching that we accepted into a deep conviction that becomes ours to hold forever.

Spending Time as Pure Awareness
I’ve never been a big meditation fan. Quite frankly it felt like something I was supposed to do rather than wanted to do. But over time and working with the Emerald Heart Light for quite a few years now I can see I was running from myself by not meditating. However, even if my meditations were short and shallow they helped me to slowly become more comfortable about being with myself and all the discomfort that came with that. A few weeks ago, I sat in bed one morning and out of the blue came a feeling of doom and anxiety, that horrible sick knot building in my stomach and tension in my body, same old, same old.

Years ago I would have either tried to analyse it and find out the cause, found something to worry about to the point I got some sense of resolution or got up and busied myself to the point of exhaustion (my personal favourite). In the last couple of years I have learned to just sit and let the sensations do what they do and be curious enough to wait and see what happens. In other words be willing to feel the anxiety and be present with it. With patience the sensations nearly always change and move before leaving through my heart and things settle down. Just old energy being allowed to express itself and be released. This time however I became much more still and more still again until I realised something seemingly magical was happening. It is extremely hard to describe but I became aware that my body was experiencing anxiety, it had all the usual knots, tightness and nausea in it, yet I wasn’t anxious at all. I was sitting in a moment of complete peace and free of suffering while realising that my body was tying itself in knots with anxiety. I felt fine, better than fine, in fact all WAS well, really well. I didn’t care what I was experiencing, it was OK. My teacher had taught me that while pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. Spiritual masters may die an unpleasant death but be untroubled by it and now I understood what he meant. I was given the chance to spend a little time from the perspective of my true self as pure awareness.

The gift of feeling what it is like to sit on the higher branch for a while and experience ourselves from that perspective can be glorious but all too often short-lived and can leave us trying to recapture that moment. If we do this then we will have wasted the experience and can end up feeling failure each time we don’t get that feeling when we meditate. The wisest response is to feel gratitude for that moment and let go of it, but like all experiences, use it to change how we react in future. I really know now that anxiety will come and go in me, it doesn’t mean anything and I can just let it be. I can rest more in my centre as a result. This creates a greater self-acceptance but also shorter periods of anxiety and definitely less worry, although I still have my moments!

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