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Introducing- GAIA*GUARDIANS: Eco-Magicians & Earth Healers (new Meetup group)

Gaia Guardians- New Meetup group at www.meetup.com/GaiaGuardians
Gaia Guardians- New Meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/GaiaGuardians

Gaia is the Earth Goddess. The woodlands and green spaces, rivers, streams and oceans, Forests & Caves are her temples. We meet in natural woods and parks in and around London – to enjoy these wonders with a light spiritual touch, to socialise with like-minded people, and to do eco-magical work – for the protection and well-being of Mother Earth.. and all living creatures.

If you enjoy or like to enjoy woodland walks & explorations, do a bit of meditative work, the stillness, take nature photos, create eco-art (using twigs, barks, fallen branches to create non-intrusive ground sculptures..as magical talismans!).. this is the place.

We have been organising nature-related events, eco-ceremonies and candle-lit walks under the `Gaian Times Magazine’ name in London for 3 years. But we are setting this activity-based social group now to reach out to more like-minded spiritual people in London..

We are not limited to just woodlands or parks. There is also the river Thames.. with all the Thames-paths.. other streams, water-sides..!

Parks on our list to explore & enjoy

  • Richmond Park (South-West London)
  • Greenwich Park (South-East London)
  • Oxleas Woods (East London)
  • Trent Park (North London)
  • Queen’s Woods & High Gate Woods (north london)
  • Epping Forest (North London)
  • Hyde Park (central London)
  • Wimbledon Common (south London)

Activities

  • Walking & exploring woodlands
  • Meditation
  • Nature-spirituality
  • Creating eco-art
  • Socialising & Picnics
  • Nature photography

Gaia-goddess
Come join us..and add your own suggestions and activities..

Bright Earthy Blessings & Warmest regards

-Mani Navasothy

Link

Gaia Guardians – New Meetup group for Eco Magicians & Earth Healers of London

Day for Silence..in a noisy World!

“Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision’s softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains..
Within the sound of silence..”

Have you heard that song?  Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel..

Well, we live in a 24 hr society now…more and more…as some sleep others are awake in the same town.. having fun or working hard to make a living..   And even if people are not out there, they are awake in their heads…seated glued to a TV screen or a computer screen..  and their minds are elsewhere… in the fantasy realms of the television..  or right up and close to someone else on the internet! (Isn’t that where our minds go..when we are reading someone else’s words and their thoughts?

If I just type the `storms of Africa’ …are you sitting in your room..or did your mind just travel to some crazy storms in Africa..   even if you’ve never been to Africa?  What if I typed Solar Winds..   where did you mind go..? to the black space between Earth and the Sun..  to imagine some Solar winds..   Do you even know what it is..or might feel like… is it turbulent..  dust and massive asteroids hurling, spinning outwards?   Huge flames spreading out…?   No that;s not Solar Winds at all..   but your mind went there…because you read my words!)

The point I was about to make..is that we are bombarded by noise..  within and without our heads..   and we need Silence … to recover, recuperate, balance..and process!

Just like we need sleep so that our minds can mull over the day’s events..and thread it all together in some topsy-turvy dreams and process all the intricate pieces..  and flush out what it doesn’t need..   we need Silence..   we need to stop talking…and perhaps…even stop listening to any kind of external noise..   Then comes the harder work ..the unavoidable deafening sounds of our own minds..and thoughts..   After all, as long as you are hearing all the noise outside, you are running away from the sounds within..

Here’s the thing..  I like silence…lots of it.   When am in trains, or buses…or in parks..   or even in my own garden..  I like silence..   not that I get much of it.. Aeroplanes, road works, noise from nearby person’s stereo-headphones or blasting songs from a mobile phone, loud talking, munching, screaming, shouting…arguments…people broadcasting they are having fun by shouting every word.. all of it..  on top of the babies that are crying, winds that are gently blowing through trees, bees that are buzzing..  lorries that are breaking and screeching..  doors that are banging..  pings of microwaves, droning sounds of refrigerators..  and so on!   (exhausting..just thinking about it!)

So many of us crave to return to nature…but what we really are craving for …is silence..  Once there is silence…like now, when I am typing this at midnight… you can hear the bees, the wind in the Willow, the tiny rain drops, the light barks of distant fox cubs, even some night bird..!

So, after a day of silence…when I neither took any calls, nor spoke a single word..  I suddenly miss it even more!

And I’ve decided..   never mind the retreats and yogas..and meditations..   Just one day a month..of Silence…where I don’t talk..  and I don;t want anyone talking to me..  will be the Gold that I am looking for..   Try it…and it will give you..  time.. with yourself.

At first, every stress and nightmare you face or have been avoiding will come dancing like demons..  but do something…tidy up..  do gardening..  go for a walk..  draw..paint..   (but don’t text..   don’t go on the internet…no e-mails.   no writing status updates..   cos that’s cheating…that’s still noise !)

Give it time…and peace descends…or ascends..  from deep within …it surfaces.. and then..like me, you’ll be waiting for the next time..

Best wishes

-Mani Navasothy

ps.  Here’s the rest of that song.. 🙂

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“..In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

“Fools”, said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls”
And whispered in the sounds of silence..”

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Magic & Meditation to stop the killing of Dolphins in Taiji Cove, japan

Dear all,

With permission I am reproducing the following (long) text -from an `Event listing’ in facebook set up by Oephebia  (https://www.facebook.com/events/435542036496842/  )

A number of people (1455+) are doing regular magical visualisation every day (if possible) to help the Dolphins frm afar, as well as all the other means.

-Mani

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As the killing season has started in the Cove of Taiji (Japan) we need to warn the dolphins, pilot whales and other cetaceans of the grave danger lurking in Taiji.

Some of us have been visualising every night around 8.00 pm (GMT) since 7th September when this event was initially created.
Since the clock went back, we are doing the visualisation at 7.00 pm (GMT).

People from all walks of life, from professional animal communicators, healers, magical people, to people with love in their hearts have sent positive vibes to the dolphins, telling them to swim away from the Japanese coasts, telling them to swim for their lives soon as they heard the fishing boats.

We will continue to do so for the duration of the hunting season.

Also we are sending positive vibes to the fishermen for them to find compassion in their hearts and for them to think about eco-tourism as opposed as killing and slaughter.

This is the written general guide to the visualisation.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/oephebia-animal-healer/a-general-guide-to-the-dolphin-visualisation/10151141515278614

I would suggest that you print it out.
There are photos too to help visualise some of the points raised.

Some of us will do a special visualisation (which uses graphic pictures). Obviously one need to be very strong and able to put their own emotions aside in order to do so. It is not for beginners at all.
If you would like to try the special visualisation, please send me (Oephebia) a private message.

As we have people from all over the world, it is not always easy to connect at 8.00 pm UK Time.

Wherever you are, if you could follow the points in the visualisation that we try to convey to the dolphins, it would be superb!

Sending positive thoughts, prayers or burning candles are also welcome, anything positive going to the dolphins in Taiji will add to the pool of energies we are building up in Taiji.

The power of intention is a great force, and if we are all united it may help to save many cetaceans.

Worth trying no?

Oephebia
Animals Can Talk 2 Me

PS: Please feel free to share with your friends, the more people are involved the more powerful the vibes will be.

We need people who can actively try to visualise to help the dolphins. All are welcome from total beginners to “old” hands:-)

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This is a link to find out your local time to do the collective visualisation at 7.00 pm GMT (UK time).
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

This page is to help the cetaceans the best we can. Racist talk against the Japanese people will not be tolerated and will result to a block and report.

Remember we will do a visualisation every night during the hunting season which will end in February/March. Unless we heard news from the Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians page https://www.facebook.com/SeaShepherdCoveGuardiansOfficialPage that the murdering has stopped.

This is a link to SeaShepher on twitter for the latest info
https://twitter.com/seashepherd

Melissa Sehgal on twitter https://twitter.com/Melissa_Sehgal

Save the dolphins official monitor page : https://www.facebook.com/SaveJapanDolphinsTaijiCoveMonitorsPage

Tweets from Save Japan Dolphins: https://twitter.com/SJDolphins

Save Misty the dolphin’s page : https://www.facebook.com/Savemistythedolphin?ref=ts&fref=ts

This page is full of interesting info about Taiji and what is been done to implement change: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peacebuilding-at-Taijis-dolphin/205426449570105?ref=ts

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