THE GUIDES GET TOGETHER

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Two days ago I (Delcia) ran a Channelling Development day workshop in North Cumbria.  This is an opportunity for those who have already learned to channel to meet together, practise, talk about channelling generally, develop skills, and get some answers to personal questions, and the meaning of life etc. etc. I must say we had a wonderful day with lots of fun as well as being moved to tears at times.  Continue reading

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Are you a traveller or a tourist?

Del & Russell at Taj Mahal for emailI’m thinking of my recent trip to India and my experience of travelling in non-tourist areas.  All the while on some level I was also yearning to find the kinds of facilities and services that are generally supplied just for tourists!  Interesting!  So I decided to transfer this onto my thoughts about life.  Am I – or you – a traveller or a tourist of life?

I feel I am a traveller who has faced both the highs and lows of being in strange, unknown places and needing to find my way through eg. the lows – divorce, bereavements, depressions, night terrors, eating disorder, physical accidents, illness and a lot of physical pain; and the highs – getting to connect with spirit, finding ways to heal myself, developing my own healing abilities, finding loving relationships, enjoying sensuality, expanding my mind, experiencing other cultures, being highly creative, having a loving husband …  and so on.  BUT – and it’s a big BUT – I’ve also wanted to be a tourist – to go through my life with the protection and support of others who have been there before and know the ropes.  I’ve wanted comfort and no pain – just pleasure.  I’ve wanted someone else to look after me, fund me, take responsibility.  Is this a fair assessment of the tourist?  Here’s what OT came up with (the you is a general you):

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“You are both a traveller and a tourist.  You can never know what’s around the corner but you can look to others who are more experienced than you to give you signs and help you out when, as a traveller, you feel you’ve lost your way. 

A traveller does need a map and needs to have some kind of plan.  A tourist needed to do some research before they decided which tour to go on.  In many ways there’s no difference. 

It’s a question of perspective, seeing the situation from a particular angle.  There’s nothing noble about ‘suffering’ as a traveller.  Some like the excitement of finding their way alone.  Some like the security of having it all planned out by someone else.  You choose the style that suits.

 In life itself the journey contains both – the tourist within the traveller finds the resources he/she needs to satisfy their curiosity and their physical needs.  The traveller in the tourist takes time to step outside the objective viewing of the culture they are in and allows themselves to feel their way into identifying with that they see, smell, touch, hear, and so on.  In this way they learn as the traveller does, but perhaps less viscerally and with less cultural impact.

All experience is of great value and is never wasted.  All experience takes you forward in your learning and understanding.”

Some thoughts from India…

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A hot Del!

I (Delcia) am in my third week of visiting India.  Unfortunately I have been ill quite a lot since being here. However this has given me time to rest and reflect. Here are just a few thoughts I would like to share. The ‘channelled’ piece in italics is both me and OT (Ortundra).

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The Taj Mahal

To be ‘out of your comfort zone’ is to experience just how varied divinity is. The divine connection in this land is more obvious, yet full of paradoxes, and this demands you to step way outside the social and political norms that dictate your own life.  There is no safety net here. People survive – or they don’t. You have here in this land the greatest of contrasts – the divinity and the corruption, the colour and the darkness, the chaos and the co-operation. Through the basics of survival – water, food, and some kind of shelter – you come to know how little you need for your physical life. Through these basics you have seen humanity. You have seen cruelty and neglect. You have seen tenderness and close kinship. You see it all here in its starkness, not hidden away.

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And here are some inspiring quotes from Mahatma Gandhi, which I saw when visiting his museum and ashram in the city of Amedabad in the state of Gujurat , NW India:

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”.

“Be the change you want to see in the world”

These digital paintings were done on my iPad

Do the Guides have sex?

I (Delcia) wanted to follow on from Kris’s last post on this topic, so decided to ask Ortundra (O.T.) what ‘his’ thoughts on sex and spirituality may be:

“Firstly I want to share with you the limitations you all put on the ‘sex act’.  You refer to sexual intercourse as being the only full way of being sexual with another.  Of course this is totally heterosexual (though penetration takes place within same sex activities), and is a limited definition.  Continue reading

What’s in a name?

I (Delcia) woke at 5.30am on July 7th with the urge to channel on the relevance of the name Ortundra.    I have been toying with the idea of altering how I name my source of guidance.  This comes with a feeling of wanting to be less identified with the New Age approach to the channelling phenomenon (hence my playing with the term ICC – Intuitive Connective Communication).  For me New Age thinking is exciting and rewarding.  However, I have always found a need to be very discerning and wary of healing systems or spiritual ideas and beliefs that present themselves as ‘the way’ or the ‘ultimate truth’.  Channelling as a phenomenon is ‘way out there’, and it seems more important than ever to earth it and make it ordinary (in it’s extra-ordinariness!).  Hence my present interest in the work of The Monroe Institute (abbreviated to TMI in the channelled piece below), and, like Kris, my reading the work of Frank de Marco.  This is what Ortundra had to say this morning: Continue reading

It’s time…

I woke early this morning and after having done some meditation, I was prompted to channel.  I experience this as a gentle but strong urging, a pressure in my chest (heart chakra area), often accompanied with a sensation of light touch through my hair at the top of my head. I am also increasingly experiencing Ortundra as a ‘we’.  The following is what ‘came through’.  Unfortunately the last section got lost – I was typing with my eyes closed and something went wrong.  When I opened my eyes the page had closed down.  I went back and tried to remember what had been said. It felt out of reach although something started coming through again, but my computer wouldn’t let me write it – the keys sort of stuck – very strange.  I was struggling to stay connected so decided whatever it was, this wasn’t the right time to record it. Delcia

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What are the changes in our weather telling us?

The garden, La RondaMy trip to Mid-West France a couple of weeks ago to teach my Open to Channelling (Intuitive Connected Communication) weekend course was a great success, and my thanks and appreciation go out to my hosts and all those who were in the group.  All were English ‘ex-pats’ and, I think, because of this were rather precious and special to each other.  There was laughter, tears, and amazing insights.  By the end of the weekend they were all able to channel for themselves and for each other, and I have just heard that they are going to meet as a group to practise channelling together – the best way to develop the skill.

One of the many questions that came up in the group was to do with the changes in the weather and what is Mother Nature trying to tell us?  Continue reading

Your Cosmic Parents

Ortundra lets us know that there’s a solution if you missed out on receiving adequate parenting (and this is not about blaming parents who invariably do their best):

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Cosmic Parents by Delcia McNeil

“Allow yourself to know that where earthly parents have failed, for their own reasons, cosmic parents are present.  A cosmic mother and a cosmic father are there for you, there to help you continue to experience yourself as a fully embodied human being.

There is a struggle to receive love if that was missing in your own mothering.  Continue to open your heart and soften and receive the love that is available for you.  Allow yourself to believe and tune into the support of your cosmic parents.  Allow yourself to play and enjoy life. Continue reading

One river flows through you …

Following on from the last Ortundra post, here he develops the question of the different parts of the self.One river

“You speak of different parts of the self, and indeed this is the experience of the human condition, one through which you and we learn so much.  In experiencing the inner conflicts, the questions, and the doubts, you gradually come further and further into light, into knowing.   However, we must truly emphasise that here, in ‘the overview’, there is no separation.  When you have internal struggle you cannot solve that struggle or find release by staying on the same level of the struggle, by moving between “is it this, is it that?”, “am I this, am I that?”, “should I do this, should do that?”  Continue reading

Rational and Intuitive – two sides of the same coin.

These few sentences from Ortundra are short and sweet, and wise in their simplicity.Rational & intuitive

“It is important that you take your intuition seriously, and that you honour and cherish it.  Give time to allowing yourself to be the intuitive being that you are.  The rational and the intuitive are two sides of the same coin.  When you experience your intuitive self you use your reason to interpret, and when you experience your rational self you use your intuition to bring it into your heart.”