Thursday, December 31, 2009

New and old ways of saying the same thing

'If you want to learn, nothing could be easier because every single thing you can perceive is waiting to help; is longing to wake you up.' Up until now we couldn't really look at what is going on, we didn't really have the stomach for it. Each of us finds a focus to fuel our avoidance. For example, I haven't got time or I have unsupportive friends and family, I am not well enough, I need to make more money before I think about anything else. There is in fact profound information and support coming from all sides in all shapes and forms. We just have to get out of our tunnel vision. What our clearing work together does is disperse the emotional and electrical charge around our most dominant and recurring feelings. It opens up the spectrum of experience to include health where there was sickness, love where there was fear and leadership where there were only victims of circumstance.

'Palms-so narrow and closed in-have been poured over people's limbs. But countless worthless things keep crashing in, blunting their cares. During their lifetimes they see such a little part of life and then they are off: short-lived, flying up and away like smoke, totally persuaded by what each of them happened to bump into while being driven one way, another way, all over the place. And they claim in vain that they have found the whole. Like this, there is no way people can see or hear or consciously grasp the things I have to teach. But as for you: because you have come aside here, you will learn. Mortal resourcefulness can mange no more.' Empedocles

We need to be ready to make the necessary effort to become conscious agents in our lives and I hope to provide many occasions throughout the year to work on it.

My recommended book from 2009 is Reality by Peter Kingsley.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Energy Clearing Process

This work isn’t an optional extra, one of various health options, an academic exercise or some spiritual work that we can do at the weekend. I really want people to understand that this is the most important bit of information that they can ever hear - we create reality. We can either continue doing it unconsciously, haplessly, hopelessly and reactively or we can learn how to do it consciously. It is the only truly important realization and work there is to do. Literally, all other tasks from nursing to teaching to governing to art are all just power struggles or placebos if they are not done with awareness - the awareness that each scenario and person we meet we have created ourselves. An opportunity to meet ourselves, know ourselves, come to terms with our fears and find a way to reconnect with our power and ability to respond. We do this by clearing the fields where all our conditioning resides and then ...

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Religion as understood through the story of Black Beauty!

I'm sitting by the river in the last light of the day. Its St Stephen's Day. Everyone has been ringing or turning up reflecting on the year and telling me how much they've been able to let go. Its like the whole conscious community has softened. Our focus has shifted from self healing, relationships, political and money worries and we've all felt at last that a change has really taken place. We've also glimpsed and been delighted with our core stillness. Well handled everyone.

I heard that hindus believe we start behind a veil of delusion, the buddhists believe we start from a place of suffering and christians believe we start inevitably in original sin. (This original sin though is a mis-translation from the original Greek language which actually meant 'missing the mark' ie. generally missing the point of our existence). All these starting points seem to resonate a little. There seems to be some truth in the idea that we can breathe in suffering and transmute it by breathing out compassion - like Black Beauty does, in ...Black Beauty!

I wish everyone a great, peaceful and transformational New Year.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Sacred Geometry of Harmony Hall

This is the beautiful golden spiral at the centre of Harmony Hall. Symbolically, a spiral represents the resolution of conflict. Every shape in the house, and its layout, mirrors nature. This is what is meant by the terms sacred geometry and bio-architecture. The spiral is the most common form found in the natural world; from DNA to seashells to whole galaxies. A spiral is therefore the fundamental form to hold the frequency of structural integrity. In healing terms, this means that coming to the house literally returns people to their own structural integrity, through a relationship of sympathetic resonance. The ventricles of a human heart also operate in a simple spiral movement. We can see how the heart to heart clearing work amplifies this resonance and magnifies the power of the call back to health and structural integrity - because it is at once in spiral form but also conscious, active, intentional and compassionate. The body can't resist, the heart can't resist. Stress starts to resolve, structural change occurs and it marks a true return to form. 'Human' form hopefully but of course anything can happen!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Conscious Community Christmas

Thanks for coming to the clearing party last Sunday, really loved it.
The next shamanic journeying, via drum will be on the
23rd December at 7pm, €20.00 Here at Harmony Hall.
Everyone welcome as always!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Be who you were born to be

I have recently heard of Self Esteem as comprising four components - Personal Power, Significance, Values and Self Confidence.
How are we doing in each of these?

It dawned on me that this was an important place to come back to with our conscious creation work. We have acknowledged that we are hugely creative beings attracting experiences, health or illness, success, love, people and things into our lives. I, for one, have developed a vision board which has world peace, someone to love every person and animal, wish lists for specific friends and clients right through to a wonderfully massive, orderly log pile and other personifications of love and warmth!
But we should have the same clarity about who exactly is doing the attracting.

Through energy clearing, we have acknowledged and released our old concepts of self, limited by memory and saddened by a mistaken sense of separation. There is a new sense of hope and possibility. Many feelings of need have gone and a lot of attachment to particular roles and identities. This is good, it means we have almost a clean slate; good health, a fantastic ability to respond and even easy access to our soul and other remembered guidance.

Paradoxically, this is the exact time for us to consciously create a new self; Powerful in its connection to nature's infinite organizing power, Significant as a representation of love and acceptance, Values totally apparent through its great clarity of intention and Confident in its complete realization and fulfillment. So its back to the drawing board to state clearly who we were born to be...and then, no doubt, be it!

Monday, December 7, 2009

How Distance Healing Works

We often live like isolated dot-to-dot puzzles, striving to piece something together, looking for a coherent form or familiar image, be it in work, in relationships or at home. We are in fact one fluid energetic mass. As Einstein said 'our task must be to expand our circles of compassion to all living things and all of nature in its beauty.' So in compassion we remember our connection and also have a chance to consciously reconnect. I call it energy clearing and learning to love every frequency there is.

I want to remind everyone that we can all heal. In compassionate mode we are everywhere all at once, healing turbulence in the energetic whole whether its being experienced by one man or a whole planet. All that just by being peacefully present. What else would we want to be doing?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Under The Great Shady Tree

The stillness and connectivity that clearing brings leaves us in the open field of all potential. The same place was spoken of by the mystics 'Beyond right and wrong there is a field, I'll meet you there.' In the middle of this field grew The Great Shady Tree. This is an album about letting go of individual drama and returning to oneness through energy clearing. Brilliantly, one song is called Is this it? The next is called 'This is it'...some acceptance had obviously taken place in between. One song is called Peace Manifesto and consists of a wish list inspired by the realization that we are creating our reality so it is well worth getting clarity about what we really want. There is also a song Frank that he wrote for me following an energy work mission. I was at the launch last night and two comments I heard were 'that is so beautiful' and 'really entertaining'. I myself was too blown away by the accolade to form an opinion on the concert in any objective way. At one stage there were 30 musicians and singers on stage and there was really funky music, peter gabriel-esque production and haunting melodies. Highly recommend the CD, as a soundtrack and useful tool that brings the vocabularies of ordinary life and clearing work together. This feels like a very creative time for everyone and a chance at very authentic expression.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Clearing Occasions

Secret Party 13th December €10 at Harmony Hall 8pm
Drumming Meditation, Energy Clearing and Lunch 23rd December at Harmony Hall €20 7pm

Friday, November 27, 2009

Making Decisions

I saw an ISPCA (Incredible Source of Protection and Care for Animals...or something like that!)poster for a Borneo Challenge to raise money. Borneo is a place I've only heard mentioned in Ian Dury and the Block Heads' song 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick'. I had the feeling it was a long way away and would therefore be a place where both animals and environment may need attention. Sure enough, I found out that their rain forest is cut down at the rate of the area of three football pitches, a day. Brilliant Bill Bailey wrote to support my plans to raise money and confirmed that his favourite animal, the golden backed orangutan, was based there and they were at risk of extinction within ten years.

The first week I started booking a hotel and asking for donations for an auction and insurance to do this, I kept meeting resistance. I thought every night of giving up but I'd awake every morning convinced I could do one or two more attempts. It was an exhausting indecision, polarizing from enthusiasm to despondency. Then I remembered how to make decisions: ask, 'is this action in alignment with the journey of my soul?' If it is, commit yourself. It was so straightforward then. It didn't matter if I raised 40 cent this year, €400 next year and €40,000 the next. Doing something for the animal welfare was an important expression of my feelings. It was a project and charity in keeping with oneness... and also my secret certainty that animals are on a higher frequency than humans and hold many of our emotions for us! I am a last resort healer for many a loved animal and the SPCAs are a last resort rescue for many a neglected one! An epic €1000 euro was raised at the table quiz. It was a fantastic night, people enjoyed it so much they were still sitting around at two in the morning. For every thing auctioned, a bag of feed or a voucher also went to the KSPCA for their rehoming programme. I had to MC which was a learning curve. But I am really thankful to the Conscious Community, Discovery Park and Vegetarian Society friends for spreading the word and coming and also to Ivan Kelly for hosting and scoring and Alan Keiskin for coming up with the classic questions and tunes.

I learnt that all that is needed is commitment with no attachment to the outcome. We can create a wave of wealth, love and time for anything and anyone we set outselves to. I will do another collection on Friday 4th in Kilkenny, riding my horse and with Susi and her trusty hound. Don't forget to come to energy clearing out at Harmony Hall one day. Someone said yesterday, 'my life just pans out as I even turn up the road to this place. Its a sort of peace, no more questions for a time' Just maybe its the geometry!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Awareness of Harmony

I have a good feeling that this winter is going to be all about music, epic pieces worked on alone, duets for piano and voice and free-for-alls where any instrument or words that come to hand will be enough to bring a get together to rhythmic life. My rhythm until today has been syncopated; yes yes oh, go go whoops. Today I aligned that skipped beat, I realized it was doubt and replaced it with unwavering faith. This is the amazing thing about knowing that the world and all its goings on is one energetic fluid mass. Its the grand piano of experience; all the instruments of the orchestra in one. This means that all we have to do is listen to the frequency and tone we are making. Given attention, we can hear very well the notes come into harmony. Awareness is a gift everyone can give themselves.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Effortless ease is the way

I am in a quiet romantic mood today. Its monday morning and I'm basking in the warm water of the Ormonde Gym. The water muffles any sound and there is room to lie competely still. This is where I come to restore my equilibrium after clearing bookings. Any emotional information I have met falls away. The people are friendly. They have the motto 'Go for it' which resonates whole heartedly with me but sometimes they try and push me. Although I talk about it all the time, people don't realize that effortless ease is the real measure of success...the true sign of health, flexibility and fitness. Like a leaf on a river, we levitated down from the branches, we didn't fight to hold on. We float downstream, carried relatively carefully by mother nature and with all our companions colourfully twinkling around us in an autumnal way. Yes it means we don't have much control but we do have infinite, back to back, moments of opportunity for joy and conscious creation if we choose to. I choose to!

Secret Awareness Party - Sunday 13th December,Harmony Hall,Co.Kilkenny 8-10pm €10
With as much clarity and trust as we can gather, lets emit new mental pictures of harmony and prosperity out into the universe. As this already has a christmas ring to it, I have decided to have a secret awareness party at Harmony Hall. The film, The Secret, gave me the idea if any of you have seen it. It will be a chance to focus on what we want from the micro and personal to the macro and environmental. We can resolve any felt limitations and fears while we're at it, bring great momentum to our hopes and dreams, and of course eat well and prepare to live long and prosper.
Love from Franc Micklem 00353 87 137 0859,,