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Ministry of Surprises

Ministry of Surprises

By Sara Jane

What do you consider to be a surprise?

Something that someone does for you, something in nature, a chance happenstance or all of these?

When was the last time you were surprised?

Well for me it was last week and nature was the bringer, or was she?

I became aware of an unusual plant in our front garden, I hadn’t planted it and neither had my partner, neither of us knew what it was.

Then earlier this week the full extent of the surprise was made clear to me. As I was posting to the Dragon Wisdom Twitter page, I saw a picture of the plant, a Dragon Flower, also known as Dragon Arum, Dragon Lily or Snake Lily: Dracunculus Vulgaris, this was the plant in our front garden.

Bearing in mind my connection with the Dragons, I love this gift from the Ministry of Surprises.

The more we are open to them, the more of them we become aware of.

When we moved into this house nearly 15 years ago, we did have a hedgehog in the garden, but haven’t seen any for years, then last Autumn, we saw another that hibernated in some straw we put out and in the Spring, we became aware of a pair. Such a lovely surprise.

Our garden is deliberately set up to be wildlife friendly, with bird feeders, plants, bundles of sticks (the Bees seem to love these to sleep in at night), 2 small ponds that the frogs and newts love plus the rest of the wildlife that drinks from them.

I wouldn’t have said much could surprise us in the garden any more but the ministry obviously has other ideas and we love it.

Do you sometimes surprise yourself?

I know I do, especially in my work, sometimes I find myself sharing something and wondering where it came from.

The biggest surprise for me over recent years was realising I speak what I call our Soul Language, what others call Light Language.

A couple of weeks ago my Mum, sisters and myself had a family video call and I mentioned it. My youngest sister already knew but Mum and middle sister were a little confused, so I was asked to share a little.

Mum’s reaction was lovely, she hadn’t known what to expect but she was surprised, it sounded like a language and I was so fluent in it, also her gentleman friend who was listening, commented that a member of his family also speaks it.

My middle sister has since asked me to share some more with her, feeling the energy without knowing what was said.

For me the Ministry of Surprises is aligned to our Soul and brings us surprises or gifts to help us feel supported, to guide us, to bring us joy, to move us forward, to let us know we are doing OK.

Copyright © Sara Jane 2020

You can listen to Sara read this article in the video below which also includes a short Soul Language Message

Find the Lilt in Your Life

Find the Lilt in Your Life

By Sara Jane

Lilt, what do you understand as being its meaning?

I’ve heard the term the “Irish Lilt” to do with the way they speak but I wasn’t sure of its actual meaning, so I looked it up In The Reader’s Digest Great Illustrated Dictionary:

A light happy tune or song – A cheerful or lively manner of speaking marked by a pleasantly varied cadence – A light springing manner of moving or walking – To say, sing or play in a cheerful rhythmic manner – To speak, sing or play with liveliness or rhythm (from the Middle English “lultent” to sound, sing)

On starting to write this, there are 2 things that jump out at me, first I am part Irish, my Grandfather was born here in England of Irish parents and secondly, I work with Sound Energy in the form of Toning, which for some can sound like singing at times, especially when I tone someone’s name.

The more I work with Sound Energy, the more I see the difference it makes to people’s lives.

I watch them relax, their shoulders drop and there is a glow about their face and a spring in their step that wasn’t there before.

Think about your favourite music, possibly different depending on your mood or how you wish to feel.

Energetic to do the housework to, something you can sing along with, relaxing to help you unwind, fun if you feel like dancing round the house or garden.

Have you found the song that is in you, that is your Lilt?

I have a suggestion for you that may help.

I talk above about Toning someone’s name, have you ever experienced it?

Have you tried it for yourself, I mean saying or toning/singing your own name, it is very powerful and empowering.

If you are feeling uncertain, I suggest starting by saying your name, repeating it over and over. Say it with Love, Caring, Fun, Laughter, Joy, Happiness, allow the tone of your voice to change, smile and let go of self-consciousness.

Become comfortable with saying your name and slowly allow a lilt in, a little like a spring in your step, letting it build until you are toning/singing your name.

Use your first name and I suggest if you have changed your name you also bring in that name as well.

Very briefly the reason I suggest this is because although I was Christened Sara Jane, I was always Jane as a young child and I changed it to Sara.

When I do this for myself and I do, I always do a mix of Sara, Jane, Sara Jane, Jane Sara, honouring the whole of me, me of every age.

For me my song, my lilt is my name, it has taken time but I feel my life has been, is being, enriched by it.

I hope you will try this, give it time and find your Lilt, the song that will light up your life.

Copyright © Sara Jane 2020

You can listen to Sara read this article in the video below

The Grass is Always Greener

The Grass is Always Greener ~ Only when it is Watered

By Sara Jane

There is always so much going on in our lives, the everyday, the unexpected, the planned etc

Think about your life, which aspects are you giving your attention to?

Which bits are you putting most of your energy in to?

Are you concentrating on the things that fulfil you or that drain you?

Do you look at others and wish your life was more like theirs?

Do you look behind the screens and know how things really are for them?

Over 20 years ago, I knew my life wasn’t what I wanted, I felt like a slave in my own home, I felt ignored, undervalued, invisible.

The only person who could change that for me, was me – so I did, I bought my marriage to an end and moved out.

I know that makes it sound very simple and in some respects it was but it didn’t just happen, I had to make it happen, I had to take control of my own life and stop handing that control to others.

Granted there were no children involved, just 4 cats.

When I took control and got active in my own life, my life improved, this is what is meant by watering the grass.

It is up to us to be proactive in our own lives.

Do you have a garden with a lawn? If you don’t cut it, it gets out of hand.

The same with your life, if you don’t take control, things tend to get out of hand.

Is it a matter of finding the strength to do what is necessary, or just being so fed up with the situation, you’ve had enough and can’t take any more?

What is going through my mind at this point is, if we find the strength to do something and then do some thinking through, we then have a plan.

Yes, we could just go at things like a “Bull in a china shop” but a little thought, with a plan can make things a little easier.

Also, it is about remembering that there are usually others affected when we choose to make changes and we have no idea how they will react, the calmer we can stay the better.

I am not saying walk out of your marriage or leave you job, catch things before they go too far and you can find the grass in your own garden becomes so much greener, without moving to the other side.

“Remember No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“You aren’t supposed to be happy all the time. Listen to your sadness and anger, they are trying to tell you something”

Just because someone threw you into Lake Inferior doesn't mean you have to keep swimming in it. You're better than that! ~ Bruce Van Horn

You can listen to Sara read this article in the video below.

Copyright © Sara Jane 2020

Animals ~ All Natures Creatures

Animals ~ All Natures Creatures

By Sara Jane

A ~ All

N ~ Nature

I ~ Insects

M ~ Mammals

A ~ Aquatic Life

L ~ Loved

S ~ Special

Animals, Nature, all Creatures, this is a topic very close to my heart.

I have always loved animals and for many years as a child and adult had pets.

I was also blessed for a short while to be a Trainee Handler at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust here in the UK – such amazing creatures.

Have you heard of Trophic Cascades? Have you seen either of these short videos?

“How Wolves Change Rivers” https://youtu.be/ysa5OBhXz-Q

“How Whales Change Climate” https://youtu.be/M18HxXve3CM

My love of animals goes back to my early childhood, my early life experiences left me very insecure around people but not with the family dog and cat, they where my friends, I felt safe and loved with them.

Don’t get me wrong I was loved by my family and well cared for but circumstances as a very young child had really affected me, all part of my healing journey but that is another story.

The more I learn about animals, the more I interact with them and spend time in Nature, the more I realise just how important all creatures are to a balanced echo system and the sustainability of our own lives.

In February 2000, I was lucky enough to be a part of a group that went out to Romania to track Wolves and Lynx in the Carpathian Mountain, through the Scientific Exploration Society in conjunction with the Carpathian Large Carnivore Project run by Christoph Promberger.

Because the only person for years that had been allowed to hunt the Wolves and Lynx was the President of the country, they had been relatively protected and the forests had been kept healthy because the Wolves kept the Deer in check.

If you watch the video above which is the Wolves in Yellowstone Park, you will hear that their re-introduction has meant the trees on the river banks are growing again because the Deer are no longer destroying them.

From the smallest creature to the largest, they all have a place, each needs to eat and many are food. Others support plant life and the loss of one creature anywhere in the system can cause havoc for all of them.

Some no longer have a predator to keep their numbers in check and others can be decimated because of that lack of food chain control.

This Planet, all her creatures are on loan to us from our children, we are meant to be the caretakers – How good a job do you think we are doing?

Animals in the pictures below, all taken by me – Deer at Arne, Dorset – Ocelot at a Leopard project in the UK - Dartmoor Ponies - Butterfly in my garden - Dolphins off the coast of Egypt in an area called Dolphin House - Wolves taken at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust – Puma at the same place as the Ocelot – Robin in my garden – Squirrel at Arne – Barn Owl at an Owl Sanctuary near to where I live – Bumble Bee in my Garden.

Copyright © Sara Jane 2020

Copyright © of All Pictures Sara Jane

Listen to Sara read this article in the video below

Bravery & Compassion Share the Same Energy

Bravery & Compassion Share the Same Energy

By Sara Jane

What was your first thought on reading the title of this article?

What is that Energy?

For me it is simple, it is the Energy of Love. The Universal Healing Energy, the powerhouse that underpins nearly everything we do and is who we are.

Compassion has its roots in Love.

Whether we are showing compassion for animals, nature, other people or ourselves – don’t forget yourself, its root is in the love that resides in all of us.

Being compassionate is connecting to the core of who we are.

Compassion also has a “tough” side, when we love and care for others sometimes we have to say No and that is an aspect of Bravery.

Sometimes we have to be brave enough to do the hard stuff, for ourselves and others.

We all have to make our own mistakes, to live our own lives.

Be brave enough to take the first step, to have the experiences and compassionate enough to allow our loved ones to do the same and be there for them when things don’t go so well.

Several years ago, a friend of mine was in an abusive relationship, we talked and she knew she needed to end it but allowed him back.

It happened again and she felt able to come back to me and said “I know you aren’t going to say I told you so”.

Gratefully she ended it, she learnt compassion for herself and had the bravery to do what was necessary, both born of love.

There are many times a day we are brave and compassionate, they may only be in little things and they may be so natural to us that we don’t even consider them but they are there.

Be proud of yourself for the brave and compassionate person that you are.

Love, Peace & Light

Copyright © Sara Jane 2019

Moon Shine Your Light on Me

Moon Shine Your Light on Me

By Sara Jane

As the Sun sets in the West

Darkness falls over the land

A silver slither of light appears in the East

The New Moon ascends over the horizon


The dark of night is broken

The moon and the stars bring light to the Heavens

The nocturnal animals below, are awoken

The Moon starts her monthly dance across the sky


With each moon rise her crescent grows

Her light becomes stronger

The first quarter lights the sky

Growing to the glory of the full moon


Mesmerising paths of light

Across seas and lakes

Moon shadows on the Earth

Moonbows in the rain


A beautiful aura surrounds her

Visible as clouds pass by

Feel her pull

Hear her whispering to you


The dance continues as she begins to wain

The tides on Earth being affected by her energy

Now for the second quarter, still shinning bright

Rising later, still visible after sun rise


Moon shine your light on me

Teach me to rise and grow

To know my full glory

To rest and rise again

You can listen to Sara read the poem in the video below

Copyright © Sara Jane 2019 & Copyright Image © Sara Jane

You may have seen poems from me in the past. I feel that I am guided to write and sometimes that comes in the form of poetry, granted not rhyming poetry.

I love to look out at the moon each night and also to see the stars, watching the monthly cycles and especially the colours at moonrise.

I hope you enjoy

The photo was taken from the clifftops overlooking Bournemouth seafront (Dorset, UK).

A Message for Your Soul

A Message for Your Soul

Via Sara Jane

I feel I have been asked to share the message in the video below.

I have found that I speak a language some call Light Language and I believe it to be our Soul Language.

Whatever you choose to call it, for me it is not transcribable or translatable, it is about listening with your Heart and your Soul and feeling the energy of the words.

Your Heart and Soul will understand and I hope you enjoy the experience.

Love, Peace & Light

Sara Jane

Copyright © Sara Jane 2018

Become the Best YOU

Become the Best YOU

By Sara Jane

“Life challenges aren’t here to break you. Life’s challenges are here to mould, refine and make you into all you were intended to become”

~ Billy Cox

Firstly, to me, we are all born perfect. Perfect for the life and experiences we have chosen.

Our experiences as a child and our reactions to them, cause us to change, to behave in a manner, that is, in many cases alien to our true nature.

The nature we repress because of comments by others, judgements of others, actions of others.

We hide our true self behind people pleasing or anger and in the process loose ourselves.

It is possible to find your true self

“Trust the wait, Embrace the uncertainty, Enjoy the Beauty of Becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible”

~ Mandy Hale

No experience is wasted, every one of them is a gift in its own unique way.

So, embrace where you are right now, embrace the experiences you have had and know that they have served you in ways you may yet come to realise.

Everything is possible and you are possible.

Reconnecting to those aspects of yourself that you rejected, is possible.

“Be the Artist of Your Life, Not the Critic”

~ Bruce Van Horne

There is no judgement to be had of your life so far. You did the best you could with the knowledge you had.

With every new experience you learn more, you grow.

There is light and shade in everybody’s life, let those aspects of you that you have put into the shadows come back into the light and fill your life with colour.

“When you have to start compromising your values & morals… it is time to make changes”

~ Jaki Bent/If Everyone Cares

You are an amazing Being.

Be true to you, to your values, to your feelings, to your choices, to your morals.

Learn to say NO to anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, that doesn’t resonate with you.

“I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself”

~ Albert Einstein

No can be a greater gift than Yes can ever be.

It supports you in ways that Yes never can.

It helps you to say Yes to yourself, Yes I can do it.

Be yourself because an original is always worth more than a copy” ~ Suzy Kassem

It is time to let go of what does not serve you, of what stops you from being truly You.

It is time to reconnect with all of you, to Become again the perfect, unique Being you were born to be.

Copyright © Sara Jane 2018

Intuition – Guidance from Your Soul

Intuition – Guidance from Your Soul

By Sara Jane

Have you ever thought what intuition is?

Where does it come from?

How does it make you feel when that thought appears from “nowhere”?

To me our Soul guides us through our Heart in the form of intuition and feelings.

Recently something has happened which has awaked something from the past and my thoughts have been racing.

Confusing thoughts as they appeared to be coming from, for want of a better way of putting it “different directions”.

At the end of last week (w/e 13th May’18) I started trying to make sense of it when I felt what I believe to be Intuition kicking in.

It felt as if I was being told that our mind has 2 different on switches

  • When it is connected to the Heart
  • When it is disconnected from the Heart

Which to me is why I felt the thoughts were coming from different directions.

One set of thoughts felt sensible, logical, loving and caring, the others felt dispassionate, thoughtless, uncaring – not really who I am.

There are still aspects of confusion for me in this because I would always share be kind to yourself, what feels right for you, listen to your Heart and what is right for you is right for others around you.

Let me however clarify, when I say “what is right for you is right for others around you”, I’m talking about when you say “No” to others, when you do what feels right for you, when you accept “No” from others and follow what is right for you and let them do the same.

Trying to drag people into what you feel is right for you, is not allowing them to act on their own intuition and feelings.

So, when your thoughts start “dictating” other people’s actions and what will happen to them, these are when your mind is disconnected from your Heart.

When your thoughts allow all free will, the freedom to choose for themselves, when they stay out of trying to control a situation, that is when your mind is connected to your Heart.

Staying detached from an outcome allows everyone involved to be and do what is right for them.

I hope I have explained what I mean by this in a way you can understand because this intuition has, I feel, helped me to think about my thoughts.

Think about the ones that are constructive and from the Heart and destructive and from ego.

Intuition to me is Enlightenment an awaken of knowing, of understanding, of feeling fully present in a moment.

Thought/thinking are very powerful tools and how we use them and how much attention we pay to them can make a great difference in our lives.

To me our Soul speaks to our Heart and in turn our Heart speaks to us as Intuition which is put into words by our mind.

When we “hear/feel” those intuitive words it is up to us to keep the Heart/Mind connection to evaluate them so that we can act on them and bring them fully into our lives.

Intuition is a Gift we have all be blessed with, the more we listen to it and connect with it, the more we will experience and grow, the more our minds will stay connected with our Heart.

Namaste

Copyright © Sara Jane 2018

Should You?

Should You?

By Sara Jane

When you hear someone say you really should do that – there is no “should” about it.

It is your choice, listen to your gut instincts, your intuition, how does it feel to you?

Is the person who has said it doing it? Or are they just telling you “you should” because they don’t have the courage to or some other reason.

By all means it is great that we all share ideas and opportunities, but it is not for any of us to tell another what they should or shouldn’t do.

Should you?

The simple answer is NO, unless it really resonates with you and you do it because you choose to, not because someone else has told you “you should”.

It is time to reset your thinking from should, must, have to, no choice etc.

Are there times when you feel you really should do something, even if you would prefer not to?

This is about making a judgement call and think about whatever it is and weighing it up.

Give it thought, think about the affects on you and others, think about the time and timing. Probably most important of all speak to anyone else that may be involved.

Your timing may not be their timing and vice versa.

Sometimes we are thinking about doing something out of kindness, like visiting someone who is sick or trying to be helpful to someone who is struggling.

If that is what you are thinking you “should” do, find out first and foremost if it is convenient and ask what works for them.

Many “shoulds, musts, have to’s” can end up leaving us wondering why we bothered because we thought we were being “nice” but it really didn’t work for the other involved.

Learning to talk to each other is a really great step forward. Someone knowing you are thinking about them may be all that is “required” and everyone is happy.

Many people have grown up being taught to think about others and not themselves.

Truth is none of us really knows what is going on in another’s life or head and we are not mind readers – so ask.

You can always say No and make an alternative suggestion.

It is time to reset your thinking about others, that it is good to offer help and support, it is also great to receive it, as, when and how it is appropriate for each individual.

There were times I found myself wanting to use the “should” word when writing this and I had to find another way of writing what I was trying to say.

To me the word “should” feels like I am being told I have to do something and we don’t have to do anything we don’t choose to do.

Sometimes it feels like we have Hobson’s Choice, that we have to make the best of what we feel is a bad situation but we still have a choice and if we actually had the courage to speak to people we could find that there are other choices or the whole thing could just go away.

Namaste

Copyright © Sara Jane 2018

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