The plague of plastic pollution
I know you might not expect a spiritual healer to talk about plastic pollution but this week that's what I feel very moved to talk about.
Thank goodness we seem to at last be waking up to the urgent need to address the terrible damage we are doing to our beautiful Mother Earth through the thoughtless use of plastic. As an energy healer, I'm very aware that all sentient beings experience pain and suffering and, on our planet today, many creatures great and small are suffering as a result of plastic.
Did you know that UK supermarkets currently generate one million tons of plastic every year? We are choking in plastic and poisoning ourselves with the chemicals they leech into soil and waters. It's bad enough that we're doing it to ourselves but in my opinion it's far worse that we are subjecting all the other creatures who live on this planet to the same fate. I spend enough time in Dubai to know that camels roaming the deserts are dying due to stomachs distended with plastic waste from humans. The same thing is happening to the whales in our oceans. The question is, what can we do about it? There's no use feeling that the problem is too large and that nothing can be done. I believe we can stage a revolution and transform the way we think about the 'convenience' of plastic. Is it really so convenient to have mountains of plastic waste clogging up our countryside, rivers and lakes? That's why I signed a Greenpeace petition this week aimed at plastic-free UK supermarkets (if you feel so moved, here is the link https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/plastic-free-supermarket-ef)
We must clean up our act and even the smallest of gestures counts... like saying no to a disposable coffee cup, refusing plastic bags when you shop... I shall be thinking of more ways that I can reduce my use of plastic and I would love to hear your suggestions as well. If you want to share your thoughts, please leave your ideas in the comments section.
Meanwhile, just a reminder that I am now offering healing and intuitive guidance sessions online as well as face to face - this can be for you or for your pet. You can see my calendar and just book yourself in at a time that suits... the links are below.
Lots of love, Zoë xx
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Nature and angels
With my first angel workshop of the year happening in a few days, I am feeling a little angel-focused today so I'm just going to go with that. As I prepare for the workshop, I've been reminded about the questions that usually pop up as people begin to play with the idea of angelic realms, angelic beings, and guardian angels. I'm going to address some of these here. First, people ask me, 'if angels exist, why can't I hear mine?' There are several possible reasons. One is that your belief about how you will receive guidance is too limited. The messages might not be coming in the way you expect.
Just like a British tourist who travels to some exotic far-flung country and gets frustrated when he can't communicate with the locals. What does he do? Uses the same language but louder. Still he's not understood so he starts shouting. He gets angry and assumes these people are ignoring him or making fun of him. He does not consider that there are many modes of communication - not everyone speaks his dialect of English language. If he calmed down he would realise there are many other communication channels available to him if would just broaden his idea of how messages can be given and received, for example, he could draw a picture or use sign language.
Our angels communicate with us in a myriad of ways -- many of which are as subtle as a summer breeze so you need to pay attention. Our angels may send us guidance in the form of a nudge towards a book or a movie; they may send a symbol in the form of an animal or bird; they may send healing via a bird song you hear; it may just be a thought that keeps popping into your head; it may be via a conversation you overhear on the bus or in a cafe. It could be a repeated symbol such as heart shapes being offered to you in all sorts of ways. It may be the words written on the side of the truck that just cut you off, or the sensation of rain on your cheek.
Yes, it would be nice if your guardian angel appeared in front of you in full angelic splendour and sat down with you for a chat to answer all your questions. I'm not saying something like that never happens, it does, but in only the rarest circumstances because God did not task his angel messengers to work with us in this way. They are our guides, protectors and friends in Spirit. Not unlike, perhaps, the friends who volunteer to be on the sidelines when you run a marathon -- they will make sure you stay on the right path, offer you a cup of water as you pass by desperate for a drink, they will pass you a banana or glucose sachet to keep your energy up, and they will cheer you on, clapping and assuring you that you can do it when you hit 'the wall' and are ready to give up. They won't though, carry you on their backs, run the race for you, or go into in-depth discussion about training schedules whilst you're mid-run. They'll be there at the end of the race though, ready to give you a big hug and a congratulations.
Finally, one of my biggest tips for re-setting your brain to be more receptive to Spirit messages and guidance is get out in nature. Every day. Breathe that ionised air and, ideally, let your bare feet stand on the earth. I will finish with a poem by Carrie Latet:
Ever felt an angel's breath in the gentle breeze?
A teardrop in the falling rain?
Hear a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves?
Or been kissed by a lone snowflake?
Nature is an angel's favourite hiding place.
Lots of love, Zoë xx
Intuitive healer, horse whisperer and animal communicator who works with the angels to offer healing and guidance to all beings.