Entering the Sacred Heart in Glastonbury
“The love within you has requested to be seen
The love within you wishes to shine
The desire within you to burst forth is awakening!
Who you are is divine, powered by an abundant flow of love”
Clare Russell on the UK sacred heart Tour June 2012
We began our 2012 year of tours with the Uk Sacred Heart Tour, connecting with the sacred landscape of Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury and the crop circles lead by the inner journey into the sacred Heart. What an opening of the heart! Such alchemical healing took place leading to wonderful expansion into joy and the realization of the gift of life.
Our group of consciousness explorers started the tour at about 3am on the morning of June 11th as we got on the bus to Stonehenge for our private morning meditation. It felt perfect to begin our journey at Stonehenge, connecting to the stones and the wisdom they hold. Energetically the stones are formed around a meeting point of leylines in the earth. The stones are insulators of energy forming a concentration of the earth’s energy within the henge. At the same time, aligned to the sun and the stars and with 1000s of years of human intention focused in that spot, the creative force of the universe, namely consciousness, is greatly heightened both inside the henge and in the stones themselves.
Through singing, toning and prayerful intention we connected with the vortex, requested to receive what was divinely intended for our journey and offered blessings to this sacred place. We left feeling centered in our connection to the earth and awakened into our galactic heart consciousness.
With one more stop before breakfast at Avebury circle, (as we followed this ancient root into Glastonbury), we honored the circle, with personal time to connect with the stones, experience the stargate that is there and continue to move deeper into the Avalon landscape. After our early start it was wonderful to arrive at the beautiful Daisy centre for a delicious breakfast and some relax time to integrate our experiences. Thank you Daisy for your beautiful space!
Throughout the tour, each day was filled with magical and profound experience. The group experienced a different quality to time, unsure how so much richness of experience fitted into one day and at the same time wondering how 24rs had passed with such flow that you never considered looking at a clock! To give you a feel of some of our experiences:
We had a private visit to the octahedron sound chamber of the Abbots Kitchen in the Glastonbury abbey. We entered into a mystical space, singing harmonies to ourselves and the many layers of reality present. We were bathed in the language of light, the beautiful crystal bowls and Tibetan bowls – a treat for the cells of our bodies and a blissful entrance into the spiritual dimensions of Glastonbury.
On our third day we visited the ancient oaks of Gog and Magog – the great trees or guardians of Glastonbury Tor. Feeling the loving kindness of the trees was deeply moving for the group, with the releasing of any stuck emotions and feeling the presence of our ancient ancestors supporting always.
One place I find very special in Glastonbury is the Mary Magdalene or St Margaret’s Chapel, lovingly restored by the guardians over the last year. It’s a sacred place of prayer and worship with a beautiful energy of the divine feminine. The alms houses by it are also the workplace of ‘Icon John’ one of the few traditional Icon painters in the UK. He travels all over the country painting icons for churches, cathedrals with his main base in Glastonbury, at the site of the chapel. His open hearted warmth, sharing the stories of how he was taught to paint icons by monks all over the world with little to no cost, on the understanding that he would share his gift and teach others how to paint. This free sharing of wisdom continues an apprenticeship and lineage that is alive today.
After very special connections with the landscape of Glastonbury, on our last 3 days of the tour we entered into a space of even deeper reflection and connection to ourselves and the universe, including 2 days of workshops run by Yantara at the wonderful Daisy Centre.
Lead by Yantara, through waves of sound and light language, we journeyed into the stars. I saw the group experiencing how simply and directly they can become aware of their connection with certain star lineages. The day completed with a beautiful concert in the evening with the Sound Alchemists – Paul on the Hung and Louie on the crystal didgeridoo. By the end of the day I was looking around at the group everyone was in this blissful joyfulness, childlike in their playfulness and ancient in their wisdom.
On the second to last day we went out into the crop circles for more connection to the land, sound baths with the sweet harmonies of Yantara and playful co-creation of spirals and dance.
On the final day – with the alignment of Venus, we stepped into divine love. As Yantara was sharing with us the connections with the Venusians and the channeling of Hermes, I was transported to a deeper, stiller part of my soul. I felt the softness and immense beauty of love with the deep stillness of great knowing that in one way had been imparted to me, and in another had come from within. What a perfect completion for journeying into the sacred heart.
Such sweetness in this journey, a beautiful ebb and flow of our connection to the land, the heart healing of the group and the profound experience of being part of a wider universe that is constantly sending love and wisdom for us to absorb. Thank you beautiful travels of light, wishing you much joy for all your next adventures!