Welcome to the September 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.
Today we move into the month of September and autumn is now on its way so let us celebrate this wonderful month of the bountiful harvest and the abundant fruits which nature provides for us.
May that bounty be reflected within you as you harvest the wisdom you have acquired during this last year.
We wish you all a very blessed autumn equinox when the balance of day and night are equal bringing us balance within.
Margaret and Graham
Magdalene Priestess Training
This is an 8 part series of downloadable audio workshops to be completed during each turning of the wheel of the year. I have set up a closed facebook group, Magdalene Priestesses, where you are to share your experiences of the teachings with me and with the others who participate. You will be given guidance and feedback there; you will also have the support of other trainee priestesses. At the completion of the year long course following the writing of a short essay you will be able to call yourself a Magdalene Priestess and set up your own circle if you wish. This course will enable you to awaken to the lives you have lived as a priestess. Mary Magdalene was a Nazarene Priestess and she along with other cosmic teachers will provide the knowledge for this training. You can begin at any time of the year.
The cost is £50 for each of the 8 parts.
As we have had enquiries from people who would like to do this course alone for their own personal healing and education without participating in the Facebook group we are now offering it as a self-study course also. There will be no initiation or certificate at the end of it; the cost for each of these workshops is £20.
For those of you who are fully trained Magdalene Priestesses you can now register to begin the High Priestess Training.
Please get in touch if you are interested.
Messages Of Light
For two days running a squirrel brought hazelnuts into our garden and left them on the lawn and he ate some of them. The second time when he came he carried a bunch of them, six in all attached to a piece of branch and how he managed to carry them all I do not know. I reflected upon this because everything has a meaning and everything brings us a message and teachings for what we need at the time.
There are hazel trees growing outside our back gate along the River were I walk and although they are young I had noticed that this year there were quite a few hazelnuts growing on them; it is not surprising that I had also noticed that they had all disappeared as well and now I know the culprits.
I love these hazel trees and I often stop and speak to them and I admire their great beauty, they have always felt very special to me. As I pondered upon the hazelnuts which had been brought into my garden I was reminded of the fairy tale of Cinderella. The fairy tales we know are very watered-down versions of the original stories which contain such deep wisdom. Fairy tales are like parables and they were a way of handing down the mystical wisdom.
The story originally told of how Mary the mother of Christ went into the woods to search for wild strawberries to give to her infant and while she was there she was met by a snake. She ran and hid behind a tree for protection and the snake went away. That tree was a hazel tree and since then hazels have always been seen as a sign of protection. We do not need to protect ourselves however there are times where we feel we need more security from the challenges of life.
The story then goes on to say of how Cinderella’s father came home from his travels and he brought her a branch of a Hazel tree and she planted this by her mother’s grave and so the hazel came to represent for Cinderella the protection which a mother can give. This is a beautiful story and if you research fairy tales you will find even more hidden wisdom and knowledge within them.
As I sat with the vibration of the hazel tree I was aware so much of trees in general and of how many gifts they give to us. They give us medicine from the bark like the Willow tree and the slippery Elm, they give sweetness from the liquid which can pour from them like maple syrup and they can give us medicine from their berries as in Hawthorn medicine for the heart. They provide berries for winter food for the birds who would not survive without them. They give us shade and they bring us great joy when birds come and sing from their branches.
The tree is a metaphor for us and throughout our lives we progress upon the tree of life. The tree of life is an ancient mystical symbol and we can follow our journey as we ascend up the branches to the very top. We are like the trees where we go through our own inner seasons from having bare branches to buds to flowers to leaves to berries and nuts and then back to bare branches again when we enter deep within into the quietness to reflect and meditate and heal.
There is a wonderful healing you can do at any time when you feel your energies are stagnant and they need to be renewed. You stand or you can visualise yourself doing this as a tree and you feel every old leaf upon you as an old thought or an old pain which you are ready to let go of. You observe them all as leaves; as the dead leaves fall to the ground you feel yourself letting go of many things which you have held onto. As with all healing you must never release anything without transforming it otherwise someone will come along and pick up that old energy for themselves.
When the leaves have all fallen to the ground you visualise them then being transformed into fertile compost to renew your roots or you can see yourself sweeping them up into a bonfire and you draw the fire back into yourself. You can stand as the tree with your bare branches and watch as the buds begin to appear upon you and these represent your new beginnings, you can then go on to see these buds creating new leaves as you turn over a new leaf, a new chapter in your own book of life. You can visualise yourself flowering and fruiting as you come into the harvest of yourself.
The trees have so much to teach us; the Celtic word for oak actually means doorway for trees were always known as doorways into the hidden worlds. So you can see that we are blessed by such ancient wisdom and healing medicines surrounding us at all times and at the same time we can receive the greatest healing just by hugging a tree or sitting quietly beneath it for they provide us with so much love.
The trees are the lungs of our planet and we could not survive without them and only recently we have seen the devastation which has been caused by people and the burning of the land and the trees in the Amazon. It has been amazing to see so many people sending healing and also thoughts of rain to help to put the fires out. The trees speak to us now collectively and ask us to take more notice of them and to send our healing thoughts to the rainforests which are being destroyed all for the sake of money but they also ask us to connect to the trees around us where we live for they have much to say to us at this time as well as much healing to give us.
Here is a message for you from the collective tree spirit who governs every tree in the world:
“You often plant a tree in memory of a person who has died; it is something people have done for a very long time and that tree becomes so sacred to those who planted it in the first place for somewhere deep within you you know how important we all are and without us you could not survive. The continuous deforestation of earth and the continuous poisonous substances in the atmosphere are having a great impact upon our presence here upon this planet. We cry out in pain when our brothers and sisters are destroyed for we are like a family always linked together and we communicate with one another. We have feelings and we feel pain and we feel joy and we feel the love which is given to us by many of you.
Your scientific experiments are now showing that we do indeed connect as a community and that we do indeed react to emotions and we do feel. The heart of our community is being ripped apart as those who have no awareness do this all in the name of greed. This has to stop and even though there are inroads being made within this situation it is not sufficient to halt the deforestation of the Earth. More help is needed.
We ask you now to make your voice heard out in the world as you speak out about the atrocities taking place not only to the people but also to the trees. We ask you to speak for us for only those with an ear to hear can hear our words at this time so please go and speak for us, use your voice and let it become our voice.
There has been much healing aimed towards us in recent days because of what you have seen and what has been happening in the Amazon but please continue with your thoughts and your kindness and your healing but send it out to every tree in the world.
Go to one of my brothers and sisters in your garden and speak to it and it will relate its messages to every tree in the world for we are all as one. Put your Arms around a tree and give your love to it and you will sense the light which it sends out along its communication pathways to other trees. Pray for us, visualise our strength and visualise the changes which can come for the better. Please remember us and when you are drawn to spend time with a tree give thanks for all you have received with the knowledge that it is your turn to give back by sending out the light of change.
Even though things might seem hopeless at this moment in time as you look around the world and see the destructiveness to nature I want you to know that there is hope for even though you go through these dark times upon the planet this is only because there is change happening and the light will always return. In time to come there will be a greater return to the land and a return to natural ways which will be carried out in new ways. All the scientific advances will be channelled into cleaner and more natural ways of living.
The trees will rise again out of the Ashes of the past and they will continue to be the lungs upon your planet helping you to breathe freely.
Do your work and do your healing and please help us at this time and remember you do not need to go to any special place just go out of your own home and find a tree and give it your love. Please also be a voice for us and let your voice be heard in the world about the things which are taking place creating destruction. We ask you to be our voice and if you come a little closer you will hear our voice just for you so as soon as you can go and put your ear to a tree give it love and give it light and watch as that radiates outwards and listen and you will hear within your heart the tree saying thank you”.
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 and this month I give to you a mountain ash flower. When we work with flowers we can also work with the flowers of trees and even though trees usually flower in springtime I have noticed these past few days the mountain ash, the Rowan tree, sending out new white flowers letting us know that its healing blossoms are available to us now to use for ourselves.
When you use the flowers of a tree you are adding the element of wood to the flower and the element of wood brings great strength as well as new beginnings and a renewal of energies. The mountain ash tree brings the vibration of the mountain and whenever we work with the mountain we work with the higher self and we are lifted up into the higher regions of self knowing and intuition. The mountain also always brings us an elevated view of situations in our lives.
Take these beautiful pretty white flowers from the Rowan tree and whenever you need added strength and a higher vision then visualise yourself as the Rowan tree with your roots going deep into the ground and your branches filled with its white blossoms and you will feel renewed and strengthened with new hope.
I wrote about fairy tales in the introduction to the Cosmic News and I would like to continue the theme here for your journey and it is the fairy godmother who waits for you.
In times gone by fairies were often known as the mothers and the fairy godmother was the one who always came just at the right time to protect and to save you from whatever was happening.
If we look beyond the essence of the fairy godmother we can actually see another meaning to her for she is in truth your own inner fairy godmother, your own inner high priestess, that part of you which carries deep intuition and all knowing. She is always with you, she is part of you and you can also connect to her outside of yourself and see her as your real fairy godmother.
Feel the lilac coloured mist of the fairy realms surround you and then that mist will part revealing the most beautiful scene. As the mist parts you will see before you the most beautiful scene as you stand at a gate before a beautiful cottage garden and a little thatched cottage beyond this. The gate creaks as you open it and you then walk through the garden to the door which is surrounded by the most beautiful pink roses. The door opens and you step inside into the most enchanted place for everywhere you look there is great beauty. There are flowers of every type in vases everywhere, there are beautiful pictures and a cosy rug and a roaring fire in the grate with two cosy armchairs next to it.
As you approach the chairs you see that there is someone sitting in one of them, an old lady dressed in black with the bluest eyes you have ever seen. This lady turns to you and she tells you that she is your very own fairy godmother and she has been waiting for you for such a long time. She stands up and holds you close and all you can feel is the love pouring from her and she then tells you her name.
Your fairy godmother pours you a cup of tea and you sit together like old friends enjoying the warmth from the fire. She then stands up and places an old crochet blanket around your shoulders and you sit there feeling so looked after and so comfy and cosy. She then tells you that you can ask her anything at all and so you share with her those things which are on your mind. As you sit wrapped up in the blanket warming your toes by the fire and sipping your tea she explains to you all the things you have asked about and she answers your questions.
You then sit together and you put the world to rights and never have you enjoyed such a beautiful cosy loving time as you have with your fairy godmother. When it is time to leave she leads you out into the garden and you see how beautiful it is for it is packed with so many flowers and herbs which grow alongside them. She turns to you and she tells you that you can come and visit her any time you wish and to remember that the best time to call is just before you go to sleep for it is then that she will make sure that you do indeed have sweet dreams x
As well as offering Soul To Soul Healing appointments by telephone I am now providing Personal Transmission sessions by telephone also. These are sessions where you receive channelled messages for your healing and spiritual evolution. The details are on the website:
We now have a YouTube channel to share healing messages so if you would like to listen to the messages here is the link:
Tales From Rose Cottage available on Kindle
A mystical fairy story containing the teachings of Mary Magdalene.
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