December 2013

PODCAST ~ Wildflower Chakra Meditation The Heart, The Rose


Welcome my Wildflower Friend.... 
Play the video, then read on 

 


To Prepare:


set out the following
*A Rose or it's Image
*rose scented incense or oils 
*candle preferably pink or white
* a piece of rose quartz
*a note book/journal and pen

light your candle or incense in a safe place
dim the light
turn off your phone and any distractions
and relax
play the meditation track below

After you may like to spend some time writing, drawing or recording 
you experience. 


THE MEDITATION TRACK

I have provided the audio track in various ways for maximum ease of use. 
All the links contain the exact same audio podcast meditation track. 


To LISTEN STRAIGHT AWAY I have provided two possible links for you:

PODCAST LISTEN  
click either of these links... they start in about 15seconds 
Listen to this episode  

                       OR    

The Rose The Heart with Cheralyn


 
To LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD via a file share service
Soundcloud File Sharing Link
from here you can listen directly AND you can download to Itunes and Google Play
click this link:

https://soundcloud.com/wildfloweroracle/roseheart


To DOWNLOAD THE FILE  straight to your computer for later use 
Audio File

Right click on EITHER of these links and "save as" 

Download The Rose The Heart with Cheralyn 

OR

  Download this episode (right click and save)


GUIDED MEDIATIONS
If you asked me when I began meditation, I could not tell you exactly. 
Really I do not think many of us could. 
The state that meditation is, mind restful state can occur through chance as much as through practice. 
As a child, being read a bedtime story as you nod off to sleep, relaxed, weaving yourself into
the plot is a form of meditation. Many times you would of awoken, happier, empowered with new possibilities from the suggestions in the story that where induced by the calming voice that relaxed you and guided you. 

I am often asked, what is meditation and listened to laments that people 'can't' do it. 

Meditation is simply the quieting of  the mind to focus on something else. 
You can meditate on nothing. This is the form that various religious orders employ and it is very beneficial as a healing and spiritual method though extremely hard for most people. 
Try it right now. Close you eyes and think of...... nothing. 

Yes it can be done and usually takes years of dedicated practice. 

The most familiar form is GUIDED MEDITATION. 
Someone leads the meditation by the telling a calming and healing 'story'. 
The narration will begin with the meditation leader guiding the listeners to relax and 
then they will paint a scene which will include suggestions to induce a change that is beneficial. 

WHAT HAPPENS IN MEDITATION? 
What should you experience? 
Everyone hs a different experience, there is no right or wrong way. 
I have been to meditations circles and listened to others talk of how much the 'saw' with great detail afterwards and just as many whisper in frustration that they didn't SEE anything. Actually 'seeing' things with your eyes closed is a different experience for each person. I can tell you that I see but its not as if a flat screen tv rolls down behind my eyelids and projects a HD movie. 

I think for most people its pretty intangible. It is like daydreaming. Have you ever drifted off thinking about something else in the trance of daydreaming? 
You are IMAGINING something else, not looking at the scene in front of you? 
When you 'snap out of it' you can easily talk of what you where IMAGINING. You where SOMEWHERE else and you can describe it pretty easily. 
"Oh I was at the beach, not here in the office!"
"lol, yeah I was back with my date on the weekend!" 
You may not of SEEN the daydream in Technicolour awesomeness but you definitely 
RECREATED the scene in your MINDS EYE. 
It is far easier to do this with things we have done before. 
The key to daydreaming is that for some reason you got relaxed first. The boring lecture, the tiredness of a big day, the rhythmic tapping of keyboards. These things lulled your physically into a relaxed state and then your mind.... ESCAPED! 

It is far easier for the mid to escape to what makes it happy and it knows well or even what it worries or fears than to meditate on something new and different. Your minds eye just needs practice. 
But never force it. The secret to meditation is that the entire process is beneficial. There is no more gain to be had with the degree of definition of your internal tv screen in  guided meditation. 

All you need to do is relax and listen. 

Do not strive to see more...... give in, let go and relax. 
What ever happens, however you see is really not important. 
What is vital is that you relax because the suggestions in the meditation work best in a relaxed mind. 

Also remember, each person, each mind, each meditation experience is completely different for each person. Do not compare and do not measure. 

WILDFLOWER MEDITATION 
I have used meditation in my Art, Craft, Tarot and Metaphysical classes as a tool to relax and focus students on the path and the skills they are seeking in my courses. Many times it's been the favourite part of the lesson for the week with great revelations, much needed time out and shared focus. 

Meditation at present for me is vital in my work developing my oracle decks and the associated work with Flowers. I have also found that I am changing while I am connecting deeper with Wildflowers and the connections that each are making is a gift for everyone.
Now I'm sharing the things I am learning with everyone. 


Thank you so much for joining me. 

I would love to hear about your experiences, see artworks, scribbles, doodles, words, poetry dreams and affirmations and I am happy to listen to you and answer as best I can any questions you may have.
You can leave your comments below on this post and links to your images are very much welcme. 

Happiest Blessings, 
Cheralyn xx 
www.thewildfloweroracle.com

bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

Wildflower Meditation PODCASTS

If you asked me when I began meditation, I could not tell you exactly. 
Really I do not think many of us could. 
The state that meditation is, mind restful state can occur through chance as much as through practice. 
As a child, being read a bedtime story as you nod off to sleep, relaxed, weaving yourself into
the plot is a form of meditation. Many times you would of awoken, happier, empowered with new possibilities from the suggestions in the story that where induced by the calming voice that relaxed you and guided you. 

I am often asked, what is meditation and listened to laments that people 'can't' do it. 

Meditation is simply the quieting of  the mind to focus on something else. 
You can meditate on nothing. This is the form that various religious orders employ and it is very beneficial as a healing and spiritual method though extremely hard for most people. 
Try it right now. Close you eyes and think of...... nothing. 

Yes it can be done and usually takes years of dedicated practice. 

The most familiar form is GUIDED MEDITATION. 
Someone leads the meditation by the telling a calming and healing 'story'. 
The narration will begin with the meditation leader guiding the listeners to relax and 
then they will paint a scene which will include suggestions to induce a change that is beneficial. 

WHAT HAPPENS IN MEDITATION? 
What should you experience? 
Everyone hs a different experience, there is no right or wrong way. 
I have been to meditations circles and listened to others talk of how much the 'saw' with great detail afterwards and just as many whisper in frustration that they didn't SEE anything. Actually 'seeing' things with your eyes closed is a different experience for each person. I can tell you that I see but its not as if a flat screen tv rolls down behind my eyelids and projects a HD movie. 

I think for most people its pretty intangible. It is like daydreaming. Have you ever drifted off thinking about something else in the trance of daydreaming?
You are IMAGINING something else, not looking at the scene in front of you? 
When you 'snap out of it' you can easily talk of what you where IMAGINING. You where SOMEWHERE else and you can describe it pretty easily. 
"Oh I was at the beach, not here in the office!"
"lol, yeah I was back with my date on the weekend!" 
You may not of SEEN the daydream in Technicolour awesomeness but you definitely 
RECREATED the scene in your MINDS EYE. 
It is far easier to do this with things we have done before. 
The key to daydreaming is that for some reason you got relaxed first. The boring lecture, the tiredness of a big day, the rhythmic tapping of keyboards. These things lulled your physically into a relaxed state and then your mind.... ESCAPED! 

It is far easier for the mid to escape to what makes it happy and it knows well or even what it worries or fears than to meditate on something new and different. Your minds eye just needs practice. 
But never force it. The secret to meditation is that the entire process is beneficial. There is no more gain to be had with the degree of definition of your internal tv screen in  guided meditation. 

All you need to do is relax and listen. 

Do not strive to see more...... give in, let go and relax. 
What ever happens, however you see is really not important. 
What is vital is that you relax because the suggestions in the meditation work best in a relaxed mind. 

Also remember, each person, each mind, each meditation experience is completely different for each person. Do not compare and do not measure. 

WILDFLOWER MEDITATION PODCASTS
I have used meditation in my Art, Craft, Tarot and Metaphysical classes as a tool to relax and focus students on the path and the skills they are seeking in my courses. Many times it's been the favourite part of the lesson for the week with great revelations, much needed time out and shared focus. 

Meditation at present for me is vital in my work developing my oracle decks and the associated work with Flowers. I have also found that I am changing while I am connecting deeper with Wildflowers and the connections that each are making is a gift for everyone.

So I have been recording Guided Meditations sessions that anyone can benefit from. Each week I will present a PODCAST of a different WILDFLOWER MEDIATION that anyone can enjoy. These will be live and it would wonderful if you could join in at the time, but, you ca always listen at any time and connect with me later to chat about your experiences and ask any questions. 

The Wildflower Oracle Podcast

Rose
a Facebook Event 

Wildflower Chakra Meditation (The Rose, The Heart)
~ TUESDAY 10th DECEMBER 

You are invited to an online evening of Wildflower Magick & Healing.
Cheralyn, will be presenting a Free 30 min
Wildflower Chakra Meditation (The Rose, The Heart)
for you to experience and then download and keep

This Meditation balances and heals the heart chakra
and opens our connections with Love & Relationships on all levels. 

Come along for an evening of meditation, connecting you
with the wildflowers, meditation, chat and sharing. 

Please have the following with you, if possible,
when you connect online on Tuesday.
*A Rose or it's Image
*rose scented incense or oils 
*candle preferably pink or white
* a piece of rose quartz
*a note book/journal and pen

WHEN: 
Tuesday 10th December Sydney time 8pm ~ 9pm 

WHERE
At the Facebook Event Page: HERE

HOW IT WORKS:
You will be provided with a link to an audio file
that you simply press to start when you are ready.
If you can join in at the same time as everyone else,
then that would be wonderful BUT it will remain
available to you to download for later use

FOR MORE INFORMATION
CLICK THIS FACEBOOK LINK


Happiest Blessings! 
Cheralyn xx 


bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

Wildflower Magick ~ Creating Bark Rubbing Magickal Papers

I'm off again for a day of filming Wildflower & Plant Magick, ready for writing, art and other beautiful things to share with you in the future! 
A big part of today will be spending time in a place I meditate in a lot and I connect with Flora, with the Lady of Flowers and with my inner voice. I go here to connect and to enter a world that is very much a place of 'home'. We all have a place we feel is truly home and I am blessed that this place is where I live, well very close to it. Though I've travel and do travel a lot, here I find everything I need for my work and for my soul.

A Wildflower Magickal Find 
While here, in my heart's home, one day, I found this tree and from it I produced something incredibly magickal and wonderful that I want to share with you today. 
Bark Rubbings.
I was not thinking I would do this at the time for any reason, it just came to me and yes, it's nothing new, in fact I am sure we have all done this in our childhood.
BUT, on returning home, something very beautiful and wondrous happened. I began using the bark rubbings in my journals as a foundation for the work I was doing, writing the guidebooks and other works associated with my Wildflower research and the work flowed. I began feeling, connecting deeper and feeling so much more attuned with what I was doing. 
The magick of the trees I felt empowered the writings of my wildflower work. 
I have used these rubbings for all sorts of writings, not just wildflowers and each time, the voice and the wisdom of the earth strengthens and guides my hand. 

This is a short clip with my favourite tree and after I filmed this, I began doing rubbings of his bark.  

 

Come share with me and try it too! ........
Rubbings

BARK RUBBINGS
you will need
paper... experiment with different thicknesses, textures and yes even patterned. I use recycled papers and bamboos as well as cast offs from friends. 
graphite (lead) pencils... again experiment! ... you could use crayon and charcoal but they are a bit difficult to write over later. 

to create
Say HELLO to the tree!
I ask the tree if it's ok to produce a rubbing and when I feel it's right, I then place the paper on it's bark. 
Gently rub your medium (crayon, charcoal etc) over the paper with a light even pressure to produce you rubbing. 
Thank your tree! 

You will produce various effects using different materials and pressures, play, have fun. There really is no right or wrong way in this. 
I would only suggest that pencil is best and a light pressure  if you are going to then write over it later. 

You can use these Rubbings as Journal Pages, to write Spells and Blessings on, to use in Vision Boards, as Talisman bases and for anything else I am sure you can dream up....

I would LOVE to see your Magick too and your Magical Plant Rubbings... 
join me at my Facebook page at this link and post any time: 

www.facebook.com/thewildfloweroracle 

Blessings on finding YOUR Wildflower Magick! xx 

PS... It is totally ok to share this link, as a link. Simply cut and paste the address. 
It is covered by copyright so do not cut and paste the content. 

 

bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

Wildflower Red Poinsettia Magick & Healing

They are popping up everywhere! 
It's Poinsettia Time. 

I had always thought that it was rather strange that this plant seemed so aligned with
the Northern Hemisphere images of Christmas of Snow, Reindeer and of the Jolly Red Suited Man. To me it just didn't ring true, feel right or connect with the higher vibrations I felt of Poinsettia. 

The flowers of the Poinsettia are actually the tiny centers, the coloured 'petals' are the bracts. So that the bracts may produce a colourful display, they must spend up to 12 hours in complete darkness for 5 days in a row. Colours range from red, white, cream, orange and pale green. 

A Wildflower of Mexico & Central America
Blessed to live in San Diego a decade ago, I saw the flash of red Poinsettia everywhere and in this hot canyon land, my earlier confused notions about this flower evaporated with the West Coast sun. The plant grows throughout Mexico and central America and was introduced to the USA by the then Minister to Mexico, Joel Ronerts Poinsett in 1825. So learning this, I came closer to my initial feelings of sacredness and of a deeper story. 

"Cuetlaxochitl" is the name the Aztecs gave to Poinsettia, which means RESIDUAL FLOWER. This pertains to it's ability to grow in most soils and residues. They used the plant to create red dye and also as a medicine for reducing fever.

"Flor de Pascua" or "Pascua" are names associated with the plant throughout much of Central America meaning "Easter Flower" and in Peru and Chile it is known as "The Crown of the Andes"  Today in Mexico, it is known as  "Noche Buena" meaning Christmas Eve. 

The Christmas Wildflower 
So how did this medicinal Aztec Flower become so closely associated with Christmas?
Legend has it that in the 16th Century a poor Mexican girl could not afford a gift for the birth of Jesus. An Angel came and spoke to her who told her to gather weeds from the roadsides and place them on the Altar of the Church. She did so and on Christmas Eve,  Red Poinsettia "Flowers" blossomed from her weeds. To this day the flower is included in religious displays throughout Mexico. The shape of the Poinsettia is said to represent the Star of Bethlehem and the red colour the blood of the Crucifixion. 

Poinsettia Energetic Qualities
The ability to bring your heart and throat chakras into alignment.
Makes the ability to express what is in your heart through speech and action freely.
Assists in expressng and sharing feelings with others in relationships.
Guide to finding your Life Purpose.
Finding your purpose within a community. 
Unearthing skills, talents and passions you may not be aware of. 
Support during times of feeling 'lost' or without purpose. 
Assists in connecting with your Guides. 
Deepens mediation and spiritual practice when seeking answers or guidance. 
During times of burden it lifts the spirit with joy. 
Deeper connection with Universal Community and the concept of The All. 

WILDFLOWER SPELL POSTCARD

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If you click on this image, you will be taken to a full sized high resolution image.
Right Click on that image to download.
You may share this postcard online and in person but you may not alter it in any way.
The Artwork of the Poinsettia is mine and it too is covered by copyright laws under my name, you may not remove it from the postcard. 

SPELLCASTING, INTENTION, PROTECTION & GROUNDING:

Intention and action are so important in Spellcasting & Blessings. 
If you are not 100% focused on your Intentions and the work you are doing to create your blessing or spell, then it will not be successful. Think clearly and FOCUS. Be preparedto do the WORK! 

Protection can be in the form you find works for you or simply by surrounding yourself with pure white light from above. 

Grounding can also be as you see fit or by visualizing yourself connected to earth and then spreading roots deep within the earth to the warm glowing core.
Bring the energy back to you and feel it beat with your intentions. REALLY focus on what you want to happen and be positive with your energy! 

After your spellcasting, send the light back, release your attachment to the core of earth, shake, clap, yell, stamp your feet!
Come back to now and here.

NOTE: 
* a mojo bag is simply a tiny bag that you wear, usually around your neck filled with a spell, herbs, an amulet or an item that has magickal connections for you. 


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bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

Orchidelirium!!

WHAT A GREAT BOOK! 
I am an Audio Book lover as I have a lot of things that I do and I find listening to books while exercising or doing mundane tasks ensures that I don't miss out on great books, LIKE the Orchid Thief. 
Orchid-thief-med

I haven't finished yet, right in the middle of it and I am loving every minute of it. 


A True story about a man so possessed by his passion for Orchids that he spends his life and money entirely on them! The book extends to others with Orchidelirium and Susan Orlean's account is wonderful. " John Laroche, is her main focus, an offbeat character with a huge orchid collection who joins a group of Seminole Indians to steal orchids from the Fakahatchee Strand, a 63,000-acre preserve in southwest Florida, a crime he was arrested and tried for. 

The book is filled with obscure Orchid information and stories and I love Susan Orlean's weaving of place, people and OHHHHHHH those flower descriptions!!!!! Just MAGICAL! 


bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

...and be kind to each other!

Do not expect a Christian to say "nice pentagram/goddess crystal"
while you are sneering at their nativity scene. 
EVERYONE has "a lot to answer for"...
make today the day you start a conversation,
maybe even a friendship, on a positive note with someone "different".

Unlikely-animal-friends-fox-cockerel

bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻