Nature Requires No Embellishment

Embellish

By Sara Jane

Embellish from the Latin bellus meaning “dress up (a narration) with fictitious matter” and To make more beautiful, as by ornamentation, adorn

26th October 2015

Today I was out for a walk and I was thinking about our Mythical Friends, especially those that have been depicted as evil and dangerous; specifically the Dragon who in western culture is feared plus the Vampire and Werewolf.

It is almost as if christianity has taken them and distorted their myth, folklore and legend to create fear. Why do I say christianity because it was Saint George that slayed the Dragon and it is a crucifix that can hold the Vampire at bay.

However it does go back much further than that or were the Myths and Legends of all the ancient gods only written 2000 years ago!!!!

These beings are our friends and protectors and by embellishing their myths with darkness, fear has been created within us, of some of our protectors, making us more vulnerable and easier to control.

Fear ~ False Evidence Appearing Real, is what is used by man to have control over his fellow man, yet we have many guides and guardians that are here to support us, to help us to live from our heart, to Live our lives; after all life is for living.

The intimation of so many teachings is that it is not okay to love yourself, when loving yourself is essential to truly being able to love others unconditionally.

We are taught that you have to think of others before our self but the truth is when you follow your heart you are doing the best for everyone else. By constantly doing for others you stop both you and them from growing and from living, truly living.

The more we think and do for ourselves the less control others can have over us, our true independence scares those in “power”.

By all means help others but help them to help them self, help them to learn to stand on their own 2 feet and to think for them self, to follow their own heart. That is the greatest service that you can be to another, that is the greatest love that you can bring to another.

27th October 2015

This morning I woke with overriding thoughts and feelings about love.

Whatever the demons are that have showed up in your life, stay connected to your heart, stay connected to love, concentrate on the good that lives within you, the beauty that is you and surrounds you.

Love can conquer everything; it can help you to see through and past everything that is false.

When you live from your heart, embellishment isn’t required; all anyone truly requires is the facts, the truth, the simplicity, the beauty that is love.

Love will never let you down. Yes relationships may end but keep and hold love in your heart for you and it will show you more love than you could ever have imagined.

Love doesn’t require fear to “keep you on the straight and narrow”, love just requires more love, plain and simple.

When you remove all the embellishment from life and just get back to basics you find the truth in everything. You can see everything for what it truly is.

Some things have been wrapped in glitter and sparkles to attract your attention; others have been wrapped in darkness, engendering fear.

It is time to see with your heart and not with your eyes.

(First Published in The Magic Happens On-line Digital Magazine)

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Curiosity

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Curiosity is the Foundation of Life as we know it

Why is curiosity considered a bad thing?

The old saying “curiosity killed the cat”, very much suggests that it is not safe to be curious about anything.

If you aren’t curious you can’t grow and learn.

Is the saying just another way that man has learnt to create fear in others, to limit them and stop them from thinking for them self?

Feed your curiosity, investigate, explore, expand your horizons.

Learn to question and be open to the answers.

Open your eyes, your ears and your heart to the world and people that surround you.

When you feel the first stirrings of curiosity, feed and water them as you would a seed.

As a seed turns into a plant, its roots grow and expand; let your research, your exploration expand your knowledge and awareness; just like those roots, feed and water your curiosity.

Curiosity is a good thing, it means you are alive and aware; don’t let the nay sayers deter you.

Where would we be without curiosity?

  • Curiosity helped man discover how to create a flame.
  • Curiosity discovered the foods we can eat.
  • “Let’s try” is your curiosity at work.

You are a Special and Unique Being here to learn and share in your own unique way.

Just as others bring gifts for you that your curiosity opens, so you bring gifts for others that their curiosity opens.

When you are true to yourself and follow the guidance of your heart “you pay it forward” by sharing with others.

Curiosity is an essential part of being human, without it you exist rather than live.

(If you are interested in, or curious about Complementary Therapies, Techniques and Practices there is a free resource in Gift of Healing TV which shares Meditations, Exercises, Interviews and Panel discussions: http://www.giftofhealingtv/com)

First published as an article in The Magic Happens on-line digital magazine

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Honesty & Truth

“Honesty & Truth”

By Sara Jane

We are all taught that “Honesty is the best policy”, in other words you should always be honest and tell the truth.

Why?

Simple, because truth always leads to the best outcomes.

The truth may not always be the easiest thing to tell or to hear but it is the truth and it is you or another being honest.

Yes what is one person’s truth may not be another’s but if they are honest about their truth everyone knows where they stand.

If someone asks you for something and your choice is NO, be honest and say it sooner rather than later.

Everyone likes to know where they stand, who they can rely on, or if they need to seek other support for something, so that they have time to do it.

How easy do you find it to say No, to be honest that something is not of interest to you, or even if you are interested you can’t afford it?

Be honest, say Yes when you mean Yes and No when you mean No

Now be honest with yourself, how does it feel when people prevaricate and don’t answer or say Yes when they mean No?

When you are not honest, that is how you make others feel.

Yes when you mean No is unkind, it builds false hope – say what you mean, not what you think others want to hear.

The most important person to be honest with is yourself – Yes You.

When someone asks for your help or if you want to join them for something and you are not sure, ask them to give you a couple of hours and you will get back to them.

Spend some quiet time, see how it “feels” to do it and see how it “feels” to do something else you may want to do. Which “feels” best or right to you?

Then just be honest, go back with a Yes or NO. Trust your feelings.

Honesty and truth, your truth, can save so much time, discomfort and hurt.

Don’t ever let anyone make you feel guilty for being honest, it’s their disappointment, their stuff not yours.

When you learn to be truthful and honest with yourself and everyone around you, that includes the salesman who knocks on your door, you step into your own power.

Learn to say No when you mean No and Yes when you mean Yes; others will come to respect your honesty and trust you because they know you will always be honest with them.

Trust and Believe in Yourself

Orbs at St Nectans Waterfall

Copyright © Sara Jane ~ Picture Copyright © Sara Jane’s Mother Maureen King

Charity

Charity from the Latin “caritas” 

meaning Love, Regard

The definition of “charity” as per the “Readers Digest Great Illustrated Dictionary” is

“1. The provision of help or relief to the poor 2. An institution, organisation or fund established to help the needy or carry out other useful work 3. Something that is given up to help the needy; alms 4. An act or feeling of benevolence, goodwill or affection 5. Indulgence or forbearance in judging others; leniency”.

What does charity mean to you? Or more importantly what should it mean to you?

So many people’s reaction is “I don’t want charity”. What they are really looking for is to be able to help them self, to be able to stand on their own 2 feet and provide for them self and their family.

At the end of the day isn’t that what we all wish for?

The saying goes “give a man a fish and he eats for a day, give him a fishing rod and he eats for the rest of his life”.

The word “charity” I feel has a different meaning today than from the past.

By helping and supporting people to help and support them self, we treat them with Love & Respect; we help them to get back on their feet and to be able to support themselves.

We give them back control for their life, releasing them from reliance on anyone else.

Charity should always “begin at home”, with yourself. The charity of loving yourself enough to be true to you; of not judging yourself or allowing others judgements of you to affect you.

Let go of judgement of self and others, feel free to give of self to self.

Always give with Love, Respect and an Honouring of who the individual is.

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Your Life is Like a Mosaic

Your Life is Like a Mosaic

By Sara Jane

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What is a Mosaic?

Can you picture one?

Lots of different coloured pieces of glass or tile; little pieces that are all stuck together to create a picture.

As a single piece they appear to be nothing but a broken piece of tile or glass but when they are put together, they create something beautiful.

Our lives can be a lot like a mosaic; it is only when you start connecting all the pieces together that you start to get a complete picture. YOU

You are not any single piece of the mosaic; you are the sum of all the pieces of your life.

Everything that has happened, everything you have felt, everything you have done, has created the mosaic that is your life to date.

Without every single piece your mosaic would be incomplete and you wouldn’t be the perfect and unique Being that you are.

Love every aspect of your life, every little piece fits perfectly in place to create the beauty that is you.

The true beauty and perfection of a mosaic can only been seen from a distance.

View your life as a whole, where you are now, rather than looking at each piece separately.

M –Moments

O – Occurring

S – Synchronistically

A – Awakening

I – Inner

C – Creativity

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Value Yourself

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Value Yourself

By Sara Jane

Do you value your time?

Do you value your gifts?

Do you value your knowledge & expertise?

Do you value the love you give to others?

Do you value the very special being that you are?

Do you even understand these questions?

You are very special, don’t doubt it because very one is special; no one is more or less special than anyone else.

You were also born perfect, with all the gifts, talents and strengths that you require for this life and for your life purpose, whatever that may be.

It does not matter what your chosen role is for this life, it is essential within the big picture of life.

Think of a mechanism and all the cogs that make up that mechanism, every cog however is essential and if the smallest cog stops working it affects the smooth running of the whole mechanism.

So value and honour yourself, the special and perfect being that you are.

Gift of Healing TV shared a panel discussion “Valuing & Honouring Yourself” if you would like to watch it you can watch it here: 

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Hope

Hope

By Sara Jane

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Every night as you go to sleep you hold HOPE in your heart that you wake up and for the possibilities of the new day.

Hope is what keeps so many going. Act on that Hope, what can you do to make your Hopes a reality?

Don’t sit back and wait for others, take control; turn your Hope into reality via your action.

You can do it when you let go of others and your own limiting beliefs. You are limitless, use your Hope to tap into your limitlessness and make your life all that you Hope it will be and more.

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Become

Become

We are all Beings not doings.

It is time to be true to you, to BEcome who you truly are.

We are all born perfect; it is outside influences that change us when we try to fit in to what is called “normal”.

What is “normal”?

Normal is what is usual for you.

  • If you have a limp, that is your normal
  • If you need to wear glasses, that is your normal
  • If you are dyslexic, that is your normal
  • If you are tall or short, are big or small boned, that is your normal
  • If you can sing or can play an instrument, that is your normal
  • The language you speak, is your normal
  • The colour of your eyes, hair and your skin is your normal

Let go of other people’s judgments of you, shed the layers you have surrounded yourself with to “fit-in” and BECOME the real you.

Let yourself BE by letting go of all those things you “do” to try and keep others happy, to feel accepted, to feel part of a group, to feel you belong.

Honouring your true self, letting yourself BE is the path to true happiness. Learn to Love Yourself for the amazing Being that you are. Let yourself remember who you are and let yourself Love who you truly are.

Yes you are worthy of all the love you give to others and so much more. There is no one more or less special than you. Yes you are Special and you are at your most special when you are BEing you.

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The Opening & Closing Doors of Life

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The Opening & Closing Doors of Life

By Sara Jane

It is said “when one door closes another door opens”.

Stop and think for a minute, what does this mean to you? What do you understand by this?

What thoughts run through your head when you perceive this happening to you?

Everyone’s reaction is slightly different; it depends on what has happened in your life and how those things or should we say your reactions to those things, has shaped and moulded you.

Sometimes doors are closed on you, e.g. the end of a relationship, friendship, the loss of a job, an opportunity missed; and sometimes you are the one that closes the door.

Take some time to think of at least one of each that has happened in your life.

Allow the memories, the feelings; on the one hand when the door closed, possibly hurt, sadness, feelings of rejection and on the other hand when you closed the door, relief, feelings of freedom.

Now look back on the time when the door was closed on you; you have moved on, life changed, you grew and new opportunities opened up, new people came into your life.

Looking back now, how does it feel? Have you let go of the disappointment and hurt? Can you see how your life has changed?

Sometimes life closes doors for you, so that new doors can open, so that new things, opportunities and people that are waiting to come into your life can fill the gap.

There are times when each one of you has to close the door, turn round and look for the door that is opening for you.

Throughout this we have been talking about doors and doors suggest that there are walls.

Walls are barriers, yes they protect but they can and often do stop you from growing, from expanding your horizons.

You have a saying “think outside the box”, a box is also a barrier with its sides, top and bottom, you are totally enclosed.

Get rid of the box, knock down the walls and the doors become obsolete.

Next time NO is said to you say “Thank You”, look up and open to all the New Opportunities and possibilities that are opening up in front of you.

Yes it may be a little scary, suddenly what you have thought of as being safe and feeling protected, those barriers you call walls have all disappeared.

You are now open to the elements, all the wonderful elements of life that you would like to experience.

You are free to choose, to make your own choices, to say YES to your heart.

Life is a gift to be unwrapped and the box thrown away.

“Life begins outside your comfort zone”. Your comfort zone is enclosed by the walls and barriers you have created. Don’t wait for them to be knocked down by someone else. Knock them down yourself.

Stepping outside your comfort zone, knocking down the barriers, chucking the box away, doesn’t have to mean the end of friendships, relationships, your job etc, it just means you start listening to your heart, your intuition, your gut instincts.

You learn to say YES to yourself. Those that truly love you will honour your choices and it is right that you should honour theirs.

Let go of the “nay sayers”, the voice in your head that says “you can’t do that because …..”, “what about …..”, “what if …..” etc

These are the barriers that hold you back from following your heart, from living your life, from trying something new.

You are special and unique, and it is time to share these gifts that you bring with those around you and the world.

Take one step at a time, remove one brick at a time or demolish a whole wall; now is the time to start living YOUR Life and experience the richness of truly living.

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Awakening the Dragons of Dartmoor

Awakening the Dragons of Dartmoor

By Sara Jane

Just a little background for those of you who don’t know Sara Jane

Sara Jane is the Master of Voice & Vocal Reiki, working with the energy of Toning to support people on their Healing Journey.

Sara also connects with Dragons and has been given the names of some of the Dragons that Guard over the Earth’s Crystals as well as receiving messages from them.

Friday 8th August 2014, it started like any ordinary day with all the mundane of life but in the evening Sara went to see Sika at The Shelly Theatre in Bournemouth. Sika is a Master of the Didgeridoo, Native Flute, Drum, Rattles and more – the event was called “The Sound Journey”

Sara had never experienced the energies of the Didgeridoo before and felt them mostly in her Heart and Sacral Plexus Chakras, yes a lot of personal healing occurred for which she is very grateful.

Quarry Lillies

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The last piece of the evening was called “Dartmoor Portal”. Sara Grew up in Devon and loves Dartmoor having spent many happy hours at Haytor, Dartmeet, Becky Falls and Spitchwick to name but a few.

The Sound transported her to the top of Haytor rock, where she stood face to the sky and arms open wide feeling the wind and the sun.

She became aware that spirits were being released; they were rising from the earth like little sparks of light floating upwards and free.

Suddenly an enormous Dragon appeared in front of her; their eyes meet and Sara just knew that she was an Earth Dragon and that with the release of the trapped souls this beautiful creature was also free. They stayed connected until the music stopped.

Sara spoke to Sika afterwards and told him what had happened, before she got to mention the fact that she was an Earth Dragon, he asked if she was; he just somehow knew as Sara did.

The story doesn’t end there, at around 3am the following morning Sara was awake and the Dragon communicated with her, letting her know that she had 2 Sister Dragons. She was the Earth Dragon of Dartmoor and her Sisters are the Water & Air Dragons of Dartmoor. She also shared their names, her name is Eraleena, the Water Dragon is Ser-ria-aleena and the Air Dragon is Petraleena and they were still trapped.

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At around 6am that same morning Sara found herself standing on the cliff that overlooks the old granite quarry at the back of Haytor. In the quarry is a small lake and suddenly Ser-ria-aleena burst through the waters of the lake, free at last; it was amazing to behold.

That just left Petraleena and Sara knew that she would be freed when the time was right and in the manor fitting for her.

During Saturday there was much talk about the remnants of Hurricane Bertha and the fact that it would hit the UK on Sunday 10thAugust. Although Sara did not get to witness the freeing of the Air Dragon of Dartmoor, she knows that Petraleena was freed during those storms as they swept over Haytor.

The Dartmoor Dragon Sisters are again free to guard over and protect this beautiful part of Devon.

Just as an aside because this question occurred to Sara, “Why no Fire Dragon?” The answer was given almost instantly, because all Dragons represent Fire.

If ever you are on Dartmoor, especially near Haytor, sit quietly and see if the Dragons will make themselves known to you.

Love, Peace & Light Sweet Souls

Sara Jane

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Picture Copyright © Haytor picture with grateful Thanks to Jaki Bent

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