Well what an intense year this has been for many and we still have the last quarter to go yet! Over the past few months it has been very intense indeed. Many of us have been pushed to the edge, facing our worst fears, looking at our darkest sides of our personalities, letting go of our heavy past baggage & amongst all this trying to connect with ourselves and others from a heart centred place. Listening to people at the moment, many are saying…if this is what the age of aquarius (new cycle of being from 22/12/2012) is going to be like then i’ve had enough and feel like giving up. I have heard this many times recently and try to encourage everyone to keep going and ride the storm. The way i look at it is this…the deeper the hurt, the bigger the hurdle then the greater the reward and the quicker on an individual level we evolve and move nearer to our own personal ascension. At the moment i feel every individual is in their own private tornado and we can choose to stay in the swirling chaos of the tornado or choose to remain centred and grounded in the centre column of the tournado. People, situations, emotions, past hurts can all place us in the swirling edges of the tournado, but it is our responsibility to be aware of when this occurs and continue to re-centre. An easy way of doing this is to visualise a swirling tournado in front of you and then visualise placing yourself in the centre column where it is quiet, calm and still. From this place each individual can listen and sense so much more with clarity and focus. Also i have found red coral and rhodonite crystals work really well at keeping us in this centred place. The vibration of red coral helps to constantly re-pot us when emotions start to rip us out of our secure pot, strengthening us from our base chakra & connecting us to the earth. The rhodonite works at reassuring us and gently holding us through the shifts that occur during our points of evolving. Wear or carry these crystals with you during the next month to remain strong, centred and grounded. I feel things will start to ease after the middle of November and things will feel a little lighter and brighter as we head into December. I feel there are no definates at the moment, we just need to be in the moment each day, not look too far ahead and stay centred/grounded as much as possible. Positive thoughts, positive meditations, affirmations and looking at the wholeness of all this from a higher perspective. If at any point heavyness or negativity creeps in then also try meditating with selenite crystal, this being really good at connecting each individual to their higher self. Check out my facebook page for pics of my selenite meditation mats, throws and fire shawls.