Enough is Enough

It breaks me. It makes me sink to my knees perplexed at how we have managed to end up here. In this place where it is a rarity to collectively feel relaxed, happy and content. Where we don’t say the words, ‘It’s just the way it is. What do you do?’ Do? DO?

I’m not buying it any longer. Stay on your lounge eating potato chips while the world around you slowly dies. Stay glued to the TV while you numb yourself from thoughts about the stresses of the days work. Stay looking at the next holiday so you can escape this madness for a while- maybe you can pay it off? Maybe you’ll get a nasty credit card bill that only adds to your stress when you return. Return. RETURN!

Return, that’s it. If you stay glued to this cycle then you won’t know what else life can offer…. and there IS SO MUCH MORE. But it takes guts. It takes change. It takes not fucking throwing your life away on sedentary, numbing, melancholic things or practices. It takes challenging yourself to learn new things. It takes doing things just for yourself to enjoy. It takes stopping those thoughts of ‘I can’t, I have no time.’ What have you done? To have no time to live? What has happened to you? When did you stop fucking loving yourself??? Leading by example of how interesting and limitless life can be? Did you ever watch your parents or an adult having no time as a kid? Did it look like fun? Did it look like a good use of energy? Time to break free of this outdated pattern structure within us. Don’t worry, your family will still exist and love you. It’s time to consciously look at why we do the things we do, and take our sovereign power back.

I’m not writing this to get you to feel shame. I’m writing this to shake you up, shake you a little to let some of the truth seep in. You are in charge of your life. Not your kids, not your husband, not your job…. YOU. Take responsibility for this and make the change. You know WHAT needs to happen inside. YOU know what YOU uniquely love. Come back to YOU. Even if it’s rising 30 minutes before the house hold to do something just for you- yoga, a work out, meditation, drawing, writing… whatever it is. Give yourself the time. Like a long lost friend coming to town to see you- you’d create time for them, right? Well, do it for YOU! Daily! What do YOU NEED? You’re bloody well worth it. And your relationships will thrive the more you thrive.

It’s time to give back to Self. It’s time to create space. It’s time to stop looking outwards and start to make the changes to come back into our own power. For when we shift our internal world, the world around us shifts too. And you become a beacon of light, living by example of the fact it can be done. Change can happen and it’s worth it, even if it’s an internal shift. Pass on the torch. Be the change. I’m with you.

With love
Elise

Art by Babs Art Creations

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Application

Thoth and the Seven Hermetic Principles….


The masculine energy is thought, is holding or creating gorgeous guidelines, and protection, and provides a framework of principles that are open to interpretation and application of the universal laws of truth, love and evolution…. The feminine is the energy or shakti, is opening to connection, is the passionate energy which fuels the focused consciousness of the masculine direct application. The feminine practices of embodying the energy and connecting through the soul heart, becoming one with Self, other, and creation itself (there is no difference).

Re- creating, or reconstructing Self after each inevitable spiritual death on the path of growth, shedding our previous outdated perceptions of the world around us, shedding each layer of conditioning which has blocked our heart space and other central energetic systems within our body from being open…. This aides in the ultimate; of becoming whole within Self!! Being able to connect and be in union with Self whilst expanding and illuminating our body, soul, and mind with the mysteries of the universal energy/ God/ divinity. Not in a way to escape our lives, but in a way to truly embody the deeply hidden mysteries that have long since been hidden and are now being re-birthed, and remembered in the world.

The Emerald tablet is a transmission of shakti- Emerald stone is the renowned stone of the ancient priestess. The shakti is the feminine. In other words, the feminine is the energy. The Seven Hermetic Principles are the masculine, providing framework to the transmissions and conscious holding for the ultimate embodiment of the energetic truths. This then allows for the two to work in sacred union- masculine and feminine, as the 7th Hermetic principle goes into for evolved consciousness.

So, the seven Hermetic Principles are said to exist on another plane of existence, same as the Emerald Tablet. The transcribed and translated principles are here:

Source: The modern Alchemist

They are not something to read and just go, yep, got it. They are something to apply to your life, something to keep as a working document, something that cries out to be incorporated as a tool to keep the ego/ brain in service to the energy of the soul and it’s evolution on this earth.

It is time to learn the principles- there are seven. Know how they interact within the body with the chakras. Practice consciousness daily to see how examples are experienced in life and apply them immediately for that deep wisdom to be within the mind. But this is only part of the path of wisdom. There is the other half which is the energy that requires to be embodied within the person applying the principles. The juice and deep connection to above and below- instead of seeing a building and seeing how above and below are connected with that building from the first floor to the eleventh floor, which is great to do, but lacks energy! Instead, the invitation is there to feel the energy of the solar system and how that feels in the body and we feel the energy of the Earth and how that feels in the body. As above, so below- we are the conduits walking both in sacred union, balanced and sacred. The healthy ego in service to the divine energy that flows through us, connected to source, and very present to our lives however we choose to live them…..

As Rumi said, “Stop acting so small…. you are the Universe in ecstatic motion…..”

Art by Thomas Dodd
Written by Elise Heyward

I Give Myself Over


I give myself over….


If I am to feel in love in a moment, 
A day, a month,
A lifetime…
With a heart so open and vulnerable


Then let it be so

If I am to have my heart break and reform continuously

Then let it be so

If I am to let go of attachments-  turning them over

Then let it be so

If I am to forgo conditioning of a lifetime
And the pain that brings

Then let it be so….

I give myself over ~

I give myself over ~

I give myself over ~

In love deeply with the mysteries
Which infuse my being so deeply-
So delicately, so tenderly…
Cradling and loving my fears…

With all the courage I can muster,
In this human fragility
In all of my imperfections…

Humbly, softly, and perhaps a little messily

I kneel….

I surrender

To this path, to myself, to the divine
And to All it shall bring.…

Yes…. Just yes…

I just surrender…

Art credit: Freydon Rassouli ~ ‘Surrender’