|Posted on 11 July, 2017 at 10:45||comments (0)|
Freya is special to me... She is "the lady" associated with nature, wild places and animals and unseen realms. She is the Goddess of female sexuality and the wild and untamed forces of nature. Freya was absorbed by romantic love songs and bunches of flowers. She is linked to magic, divination, fertility, runes, shape-shifting and the full moon. More recently, she has also become associated with the fairy realms and spirit realms as she is able to travel to all of the nine worlds in Nordic cosmology.
When she wore her necklace known as the Brisingamen, this Norse Godess of beauty, was so enchanting no man could ever resist. Four dwarves made her necklace and apparently demanded that as repayment she spent a night with each of them!
It was said Freya loved her husband deeply and when he went missing she cried tears of gold. She set out to find him by transforming herself into a bird with her magical cloak. Yet the irony is - she had many affairs...
Freya is the ruling Goddess of the female ancestral beings known as the Disir that can be called upon for guidance and to see into the future.
Image is of a tree sculpture by Tommy Craggs
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|Posted on 1 June, 2017 at 8:35||comments (0)|
As I often say during readings, energy begets- energy. In other words, once something is in our lives it can draw similar. This is also true of both spiritual experiences and friendships.
When I was 17 I spent a brief time involved in white witchcraft. (Not spells or anything but taking an interest in pagan healing etc). At that point in time, I found my “soul sister”. When my life went seriously off-track, we naturally went our separate ways. Then once I got back on the right path, she re-appeared unexpectedly.
Only yesterday afternoon I was talking to a technical guy involved in the support of my booking software. Suddenly he reveals to me, he also used to read tarot at fairs and other places, yet again I was connecting with a like-minded soul.
As we continue to make progress on our spiritual journey, it will amaze you who will come your way, what is interesting sometimes is why.
However just remember if you find old habits hard to break, if you hang around with people who don’t share your quest to develop and you don’t protect yourself against energy vampires – you can get sucked back into the dark. That doesn’t mean only surround yourself with angels, far from it – just be aware…
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|Posted on 14 March, 2017 at 7:15||comments (0)|
They say that love is eternal. Well I guess some loves are. This weekend I lost a friend I've been unable to see for a while. She was a young woman battling cancer. Her passing was early Sunday morning and as is the modern way, I heard the sad news on Facebook after following her journey for a while. The outpouring of messages that followed was beautiful. Her timeline became flooded with love, support and friendship - not to mention a multitude of images. Pictures of her having a good time, acting the goat (as my mother would say when someone is being crazy), and lots showing her smiling with friends. The announcement was made using tender words and painful heartbreak, from her lovely wife and long term partner.
When we lose a beloved partner we lose a piece of ourselves and along with that we can lose our best friend and soul mate. When this happens we have two choices - to live life to the full, or to give in to the painful dark place. Of course the partner who leaves for the spirit world would almost certainly want their other half to make the most of the time to come. Some in that most intimate moment of loss - the first few hours, sometimes longer, even consider joining their partner. Deep, black thoughts and clouds can loom on the horizon and it feels as if that might be the only relief. I imagine this as the sun setting. It is a difficult time, there is the feeling things will never be the same again and that the sun will never rise again. Yet it does, day by day. Slowly and surely whilst we don't forget we do move on, for some more slowly than others.
I recall a very dear friend of mine who I met at a writers circle. One day she had missed class and I had missed her bright jumpers and wit. The tutor explained she had lost her husband of many years. I went out and bought a card and asked everyone in the group to sign it. Many wrote things like "time heals all wounds" and other cliches that as writers we are actually supposed to avoid. These are also not really words of comfort in such times. I simply wrote, don't know what to say, don't know what to do but here is my telephone number if you fancy a coffee" and a friendship spanning two decades began.
Sometimes there are no clever words. Sometimes time heals and sometimes there is always a sore wound. Everyone's experience is different. Yet the belief in the eternal life is the surest comfort of all. During the second world war, Dame Vera Lynne lifted many a heart by singing
We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again
Some sunny day
Keep smiling through
Just like you always do
'Till the blue skies chase
Those dark clouds far away
If you know someone is missing their partner share this with them today and let them know they are in your yhoughts. They may not need a shoulder but a cuppa and a hug is usually most welcome.
Blessings, Chat 2 Charlie
Image "Kiss Of Death" copyright the author, Charlie Lee Daniels, 2017. May not be used without permission.
|Posted on 8 February, 2017 at 10:00||comments (0)|
What do Martial Arts and spirituality have in common? Surely, they are opposites, right? I mean seriously – can we honestly learn anything about things like peace or have any concepts that could be applied to the human psyche?
Well actually, yes - we can. Apart from the discipline it teaches a student, the actions of deflecting, blocking, striking, breaking and even throwing are all united in this form of combat. During this experience, we can uncover our own reactions, emotions, strengths and weaknesses. All of which are forced to appear whilst we are placed under intense pressure and stress. The conversion from physical action to mental discovery, can inspire spiritual and personal growth development.
Another element to consider about this art form is energy. When attending a Tai Chi class years ago, I could see, feel and sense the energy that I was moving around. My hand felt hot, tingly and I could see a bright ball of light. I’m obviously aware that these feelings are present during healing, but I had no idea that they would appear in this setting. I guess I assumed everyone had the same experience, but as my tutor taught me, for some it takes a while longer to make the connection. As a “sensitive” I realised how incredible this was and just how the link works between the physical and the metaphysical. Everything is made of energy, it manifests within everyone as spirit, spirit manifests in each individual as mind. Energy or “Chi” as it is known in China, or “Ki” in Japan, is both the martial artist’s strongest link with his enemy as well as his greatest weapon.
For everyone who is spiritual, death is an interesting subject. As well as confronting our mortality, what comes from learning Martial Arts, making those spiritual connections also addresses things like strength but also anxiety.
What started me off on writing this blog, is a book I’m inspired by. The Art Of Peace, was written by Morihei Ueshiba, a martial artist. Ueshiba invented his own style of Martial Arts, with the intention of cultivating peace and harmony in the world.
Just like the bible, the book has short passages and quotations that I occasionally pick a golden nugget from randomly. In those moments, the spirit world always guides me to a passage that seems apt for something I’m exploring at that time. Today the book lead me to these words:
“The path is exceedingly vast. From ancient times to the present day, even the greatest of sages were unable to perceive and comprehend the entire truth; the explanation and teachings of masters and saints express only part of the whole. It is not possible for anyone to speak of such things in their entirety. Just head for the light and heat, learn from the gods, and through the virtue of devoted practice of the Art Of Peace, become one with the divine”
When I look at the title “The Art Of Peace” I’m also reminded of another great eastern book written by a military strategist, called Sun Tzu. “The Art Of War” is dated to the 5th century and I’m left wondering what spiritual insights might also exist there…
Charlie Daniels is an award-winning, best-selling author; transformational speaker and international psychic. Based in Buckinghamshire. Charlie is also available anywhere in the world via Skype.
|Posted on 15 January, 2017 at 17:40|
Is your life toxic, static or erratic?
Do you know where to head for?
Are you looking for the light at the end of the tunnel?
Well I’ve been there - big time. And as Trisha Goddard once said (I appeared on her show as an expert guest) “she’s been there, done that and came out with flying colours”. Three decades ago (incidentally when I last lived in Sheffield), my life was seriously off track. Yet the thing is, even from being a small child I had always had a spiritual awareness. I had tried religion and that hadn’t “saved me” in fact I had to learn the hard way you can only save yourself. My own journey into transformation, became the Sunday Times Best Selling book, Priceless, yet the irony is there’s a whole other story since then.
Basically, something that had always been a constant in my life (psychic ability) slowly became a tool for positive change. I had been taught, during my many years at Leeds Greater World (a spiritualist organisation) that I was not there to give advice. Despite accepting this, I couldn’t work out why me, the least angelic person I knew, had been chosen to have this skill. I also couldn’t figure why I had been through so many life changing experiences if they were of no value to my clients. After all, there were many, many psychics who had been much nicer people than I had been, ones that didn’t have my somewhat notorious and colourful history. For a while I went on to speak in prisons, social work settings and the media. I kept my speaking and reading lives separate. Then over time, I realised I had started to visualise coping strategies to inspire others into turning their own lives around. My clients also commented in many reviews how uplifting they had found my down to earth approach and entertaining delivery. I stopped being ashamed of my past and embraced it as part of what makes my own “work” valuable - ironic for someone always struggling to reach the meaning of Priceless.
I won’t tell you I am accurate or that I really can make a difference - I will let you read the dozens of reviews (I’ve embedded many within my website) – ones linked to the actual clients, that tell you how it is. You can also check out my chat 2 Charlie page on Facebook where I have dozens more.
One thing I should mention, I have a mild learning disability (Aspergers). I don’t like talking on telephones and can come over as abrupt, so if you could please check out my psychic page for fees and other info before booking I would really appreciate it, you will also see a video explaining more.
You can schedule a reading with Charlie from anywhere in the world using a webcam – my website even has a page to link you to Skype to set up an account very easily. Skype is free and easy to use. Or you can visit me in Buckinghamshire.
Many Blessings Charlie
|Posted on 24 November, 2016 at 9:20||comments (0)|
Every now and then I have a card that "trends" it comes up in most, (sometimes all) readings for a period in time. It then becomes obvious that the nature of the card is what I would refer to as "a universal condition". Right now that card is dealing with CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION.
The bear is changing into a man (an upgrade?) yet the pay off is that the man is changing into a bear. It indicates where there will be changes that probably cannot be avoided. Not all of the changes will be for the better, there may be sacrifices or compromises involved.
Whilst the changes or energy shift may be in your own life, the fact that the card is trending, suggests there will also be a bigger picture. Partly this is enhanced by today's technology portal (the internet and media) where we are exposed to planetary instability. However, when I say bigger picture; I mean BIGGER picture.
Many of us who are "sensitive" can sense that our physical and spiritual worlds are trying to find a balancing act right now. It may manifest in witnessing or experiencing something life changing, something that could cast a shadow over our future - either at home or elsewhere in the world. Right now I believe the source is not just a global vibration - its universal...
|Posted on 22 September, 2016 at 8:05||comments (1)|
At some point between today and tomorrow (21st or 22nd September) we will enter into the autumn equinox, traditionally seen as a period of changes leading to the dark hours of winter. Whilst decoding messages left from ancient, advanced civilisations such as the Egyptians or Mayans; beliefs, ceremonies and even monuments, used combinations such as the alignment of the planets, complex mathematics and other methods to interact with the universe during this change. We are probably all familiar with this regarding the sun and summer in the UK – think Stonehenge, however many cultures have traditions based loosely on the concepts of other civilisations.
There are various chunks of mythology that contain repeating stories of the changing of seasons being about triumph over adversity, a theme that has inspired my own journey. These often involve gods and goddesses (whose names change according to which civilisation you are reading about) suggesting one party (for example one of my favourites Ishtar) seeks destruction for a time which can only be superseded by the love of an opposite counterpart who then brings along the light and change (representing summer).
Unfortunately some esoteric traditions were sometimes kidnapped by those with dark, witchcraft motives and of course the theory of darkness conquering light is a prime example. Aside from any of my evaluations based on the past, I also want to share some personal insights. As I posted in one of my “fortune cookies” (a bite sized piece of inspiration) just yesterday -
As summer turns to autumn and we see all the russets, burnt oranges and other beautiful colours of the season, take time to thank the universe for all that you have received this year. Sometimes as things come to an end we become depressed, instead embrace the change as if it were part of life's rich tapestry. The sweetest jam comes from the ripest berry –just before it's about to fall...
Essentially the equinox marks the reflections of a universal process leading to spiritual change. How you harness and adapt to the changes is crucial. We have all heard of “seasonal affective disorder” or SADS, so we know how a lack of light can affect both mood and hormones, yet there are things we can do to rise above this. Take this as a metaphor and apply it to any dark times you are currently facing. If you resist adapting to change you will simply stagnate and along with anything else being swept away, you could feel caught up in decay. In fact the ascendency from the material to the spiritual, the struggle against inner darkness, and the victory of spiritual light can only be achieved, as with all the greatest lessons, from the experience of first feeling in the dark before starting moving towards the light…
Charlie is a psychic clairvoyant medium based in Holmer Green, Buckinghamshire (in between High Wycombe and Amersham and just an hour from London, half an hour from Berks, Herts, Beds and Oxfordshire). Charlie is and also available anywhere in the world via Skype. For more info on your tarot card reading see the psychic readings page.
|Posted on 18 August, 2016 at 5:20||comments (0)|
At the risk of appearing like some weird David Icke type, I've always known that time and the way in which we connect to universe are different from what we have been taught. From being a little girl I have "plugged in" to a portal that others have accessed and as some of you know, have become known as a psychic.
I also have had several experiences of travelling forwards for just a few seconds, including witnessing the Tsunami the day before whilst having a seizure in front of my daughter. To be frank at one point I even thought maybe it had something to do with that brain tumour I had a few years back or temporal lobe damage, yet now I understand the truth. It may be MY truth but if I don't at least try and share this with you I feel as if I would be withholding something sacred.
Our consciousness is not singularly local, which is why sometimes there is a wave energy where everyone can get caught up - and I wasn't the only one who saw the Tsunami coming, there were many of us. It is why all "religion" rolls into one. We can remotely view things on the other side of the world sometimes, especially when the world has been shaken with chaos energy - such as witnessed in natural disasters. We can be in other time dimensions at the same time as being present. There have been highly evolved civilisations that are still undiscovered, our way of measuring the past is faulty and the timelines we use not fit for purpose anyway. There are natural substances (funnily enough I don't need them due to my epilepsy and aspergers) which can take us into other portals, this is one of the reasons the cave art the world over shows some similarities despite massive geographic distances (a longer story). I could go on but you may attempt to have me sectioned.
Luckily I am not the only one who thinks in this way. It was a massive relief to discover an alternative historian, Graham Hancock - who has similar views. His first few books were focused more on using archaeology and science to examine the civilisation part of this, but in his later books he has now started to explore more of the spiritual connection side. I want to share his work with you, as he has far more knowledge and academic knowledge than I will ever have.
Some of you will have read this far and will go no further. Many will have even switched off at the start. I'm no Steven Hawking, this is not an attempt at limelight (let's face it I've had plenty of that anyway), but for those of you curious enough to either continue on this journey or to even begin upon it, you will find a much bigger universe than you ever imagined possible.
Feel free to share this if someone you know is searching, curious, spiritual or forwards thinking, it would be good to find others who can link in. Anyone who wants to discuss this further can find me here: https://www.facebook.com/chat2charlie/
This is Graham's work that I mentioned.
|Posted on 9 June, 2016 at 10:20||comments (0)|
The sun is at the central focus for this month
- as it brings both the longest day and the shortest nightfall, culminating in the Summer Solstice, June 21st – a day of many celebrations for druids among others. June 21st might also ring a bell as the date Stonehenge is most famous for. It is thought that during the Oak moon that the Oak King and Holly King do battle, and the God of the Waxing Year must give way to the King of the Waning Year. This is a catalyst for change and a time to give thanks for where the fruitful earth is delivering its most sumptuous feast.
Magic surrounding growth and fertility took place at this time of year as well as tributes to the sun in its most powerful state. The oak tree was thought to possess healing and offer soothing to those who needed it, including the idea that the water collected on its branches was thought to heal, cleanse and reduce negative energy. It was also considered to offer a special power regarding tackling fear and anxiety, endurance, strength and to assist with finding courage in times of adversity.
The sheer size of many oaks gave rise to the idea it was also a symbol of affirming and consolidating community. If you have good neighbours cherish them. If you have a garden - celebrate it; inviting others to spend time with you there or perhaps organise a picnic in the woods instead.
If there are areas of your life perhaps projects or ideas that you need to cultivate now is the time to consider how you can develop them further so they grow.
Use this time to re-energise. Admire nature in all its glory and to seek strength from the power of the Oak moon. If you crave success in an area of your life now is the time to harness the positivity that the universe has to offer, don't worry about what’s ahead, stay in the moment as in It's a beautiful day and don’t focus on what might come - seize the day, Carpe Diem and all of that!
|Posted on 13 May, 2016 at 10:30||comments (0)|
HAWTHORN MOON ~ May 13 – June 9
On the first full Moon after the May tree (hawthorn) has bloomed, a strange ceremony would take place where cattle were driven between two fires to purify them before then moving to the summer pastures. This moon is also associated with witches, fertility (think Maypole celebrations) and Celtic tradition. Hawthorn is linked with the bridal link of the Goddess and uninhibited sexuality.
The history behind Hawthorn Moon
In ancient times, there use to be a belief that witches had been transformed into Hawthorn trees. Witches also believed that during its month any magic they performed beside the hawthorn tree such as love spells, would be twice as potent. Hawthorn is linked with the bridal link of the Goddess and uninhibited sexuality. This is also the reason Hawthorn wood was traditionally used in amulets and charms. The origin of the love knot charm emanates from where the wood grows into many twisted patterns. As an amulet, the flowers were thought to ward off depression. The symbol of the Chalice is also associated with the Hawthorn, being representative of divine secrets and everlasting life. Celts and Wiccans both believed it to be unlucky to bring hawthorn blossoms indoors and that the only time you should break or cut hawthorn branches was on Beltane Eve. Romans and others were known to place these amulets in cradles to protect their babies from curses.
Alongside the Oak and the Ash, the Hawthorn is part of the trilogy of sacred Irish trees in which faery spirits were meat to dwell in its hedges. Hence Hawthorn hedges were often used for the protection of buildings and as a stick for travellers. It has also been said the twigs would be used as medicine to cure depression and the seeds (in powdered form) for gallstones.
Sources of the King Arthur legend state that Merlin became infatuated with Nimue and as a result became trapped in a Hawthorn tree, which if you listen closely apparently you can still hear him singing! During the civil war a Hawthorn tree was felled at Glastonbury that was thought to have evolved from the staff of Joseph of Arimathea (biblical story) and was said only to have blossomed on Christmas day. Apparently some say Hawthorn trees are still to be found at the abbey which were taken from cuttings of this famous Hawthorn tree. Due to its sharp thorns, this tree was also seen as a symbol of psychic protection, it was seen to bring good luck to the owner and much prosperity to the land that it would grow upon.
Associated with Hawthorn:
Govanna the deity closest to the Roman God Vulcan, the Summer Flower Maiden named Olwen (also known as Olwyn). Ysbadadden (google the stories she’s an interesting one!).
Now is the time to have a really good think about what and who you want in your life and do your utmost to bring about change so that you can move forward.
As the cycle of Hawthorn moon begins, it denotes a time for distancing those people and things that are now causing blockages in our lives. Not only should we focus on what and who they might be but how to put barriers in place where required. Old problems which have kept resurfacing, negative patterns we keep repeating and irritations that resurface time and time again now all come into the spotlight and we should start to consider buckling down to real progress or strategies that will enable us to move on…
Venus, planet of love and relationship and beauty is conjunct Mercury. Together they remind us we need both heart and head: hence it is also a time to concentrate on deepening bonds with your lover, renewing the intimacy between you and to bring about a better and clearer understanding of each other.
I remember you best
as you climb the hill
to the sky, in your
angry thorn black
stockings and gloves,
foaming in white
where you keep guard
over the dark spring
where water swells
from granite lips.
You mark the place,
and your white foam
marks the season
before the madness
and ever bright power
of the Oak moon
(Poem by Sara Fuhro)
Article written by Charlie Daniels, Psychic Clairvoyant Medium - Bucks, Berks, Herts & Oxon