Sunday, 2 June 2019

A Lost Healing Art

Image Credit Hanna Barczyk for NPR

The lady who sat before me was  beaming enthusiastic gratitude. Her large green eyes danced with light and even her blonde hair seemed to look brighter than when she first arrived.

Her previous sunken posture was now sitting upright and looked ready to take on the world.

As she thanked me profusely, I smiled inside. It had been difficult for me to get a word in during our coaching session. This lovely lady had talked non stop.  I heard a quiet voice within say, she just needed someone to listen.

I have learned over the years that a crucial part of healing is listening. Not just acknowledging, 'oh yeah? really mmm,' but really listening to one another from our heart, from a place of compassion.

Sadly, it seems that listening is a bit of a lost art.  We all need to be heard and we all need validation.  Many of us didn't receive that sort of respect as a child, so we grew up thinking we weren't worthy of it.  Yet, if we want that respect, surely it makes sense that we also give it.

If you are having conflict with someone, chances are one of you or both of you are feeling unheard. Sure, if may be way more complex that that, given the unique circumstances, but by placing ourselves in the others shoes, even for a moment, we invite breakthrough.

People tend to soften when they know someone cares and takes a genuine interest in them. Defense mechanisms are let down, and there is space for insight and epiphanies.  Such a little investment for a big return.

In a world of endless scrutiny, listening without judgement is truly an underestimated healing tool.

The good news is, its pretty simple  With the risk of sounding condescending, below are few basic tips, that serve as a reminder, myself included.
  • Body language and eye contact will create an atmosphere where someone will feel either safe or unsafe to express. It helps if we are aware how we show up.  Arms crossed and giving demon looks to your partner is not the most loving atmosphere for them to express their true feelings.
  • Listen without judgement and repeat what you have heard, allowing the person to know you are listening.  If you heard wrong, they can then correct you.
  • Validate. Extract something you heard that is somehow a compliment or encouraging. Even if you don't like what you are hearing, you could say, I commend you on your honesty. This will encourage them to continue to open up.
  • Stay centered and calm as possible. By holding a calm and peaceful space for the person, you can allow their own self healing energy to emerge.
  • Avoid trying to fix anything This can be challenging if you are like me and love to find answers to problems. Once the layers of expression become activated, solutions often naturally arise for the person who is expressing them self.  Throwing in your opinions and well meaning advice can make the person you are listening to feel like you are not hearing them. Only talk to reflect what you have heard, to validate or encourage.
  • Take turns to listen  If you are working on a close relationship, make a pact that you will give blocks of space to listen to each other.
Even using one of these tips next time you feel like throttling someone or perhaps when a needy friend turns up, may have a positive impact.  You can save yourself a lot of stress and conflict. Once someone feels heard, neediness leaves, anger melts and peace can be found.

If you would like to check out my website, go to  www.lizwintermedium.com and lately I have begun posting a few short You Tube videos called Spiritual Reminders. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEp6FdjfBPGxHBOazvYkb9w?view_as=subscriber 

Have a great June!

Below are some of your questions answered. If you would like to ask a question, email me at info@lizwintermedium.com I publish my Blog on the first Monday of each month.


Question
Dear Spirit, could you please give me clear guidance on my relationship with my partner as and some of my kids have issues? Kris

Answer

I sense so many around you in Spirit enveloping you in love. I particularly feel female, motherly, nurturing energy. The fact that you are asking for clear guidance and putting out that intention, gives me the sense that they will be downloading clarity to you any moment now, if not already.

I am reminded of the quote 'One cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it' (Einstein)
I feel what they mean by that is that your learning around this situation is to stay centered in high energy and from that place, solutions will appear. This is easier said than done I know, but if nothing else, pray, pray and keep praying. Spirit cannot interfere with your free will and cannot tell you what course of action to take.  What they can tell you is they are holding you in their arms 100 per cent and totally trust that you will come from your heart when making choices.

 I do sense time out could be helpful, that is getting some space from your partner even for a short time, like a day or two. I feel its confusing for you when you are around them at the moment and clarity comes easier in your down time. I also saw you surrounded by beautiful Daisies. 

Question

 I am really looking after my physical body but often have periods of feeling exhausted, is this exhaustion related to something on the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual ? What can I do to transform it. Miss S

Answer 
I have a lovely kind gentleman in Spirit around you, looks a little like a Tibetan man, I assume a spirit guide.   He is humourous, warm and kind. He points out the middle area of your back and is projecting healing there.  The chakra centre associated with that area of the body, as you know, is the heart centre.  I feel like some energy is a little blocked there and by focusing on heart healing, you will gain more energy. I also get that Reiki, Acupuncture or simply placing your hands on your heart often help to unblock the energy.


Question 
  I would love to know what you see. Have I truly turned the corner? Am I safe and can face my new future without fear?  Josie

Answer 
There is a wonderful, strong woman in Spirit who has a loud laugh and brings through much optimism and joy. I feel she is either mother or mothers side of the family.  She is so proud of your achievements and says it is time to celebrate.  Yes, you have turned a corner and yes, you can move forward fearlessly! Well done, be ready to receive.



Question
I have been going through so much stress I think I’m doing well then bam, another huge hurdle it’s been years.  I’m now jobless n homeless but have places to stay. I have a huge dog, we just want to be settled. When do you see us being in a place that we can call home ?  Amy n Lido 

Answer 
As I tune in I see huge rainbows around you and feel it is a lovely sign from Spirit. Whatever it is you have had to learn from being jobless and homeless is almost learned.  There is gold at the end of the rainbow! I saw a home in the countryside, it may be a small place on someones farm/property but it's perfect for you and Lido. I feel you will hear of this through word of mouth. There may be an exchange of energy for rent on this farm, or it may be an option. This could happen out of the blue and quite quickly, be ready for change soon. 



Question
 How long until I find love? I deeply desire a life playmate. All other areas of my life is awesome.  Anonymous

Answer 
As I tuned in I couldn't seem to get anything around love for you so I turned to my Archangel Michael cards as I know Archangel Michael is always truthful! The card that came up is called 'Let Go of Fear,' it says: 'You are going in the right direction, you deserve  all that is good, allow yourself to receive love,support and abundance, you are lovable! '
I am sure you have already scanned your self for past patterns and fear of love but perhaps double check if there is any thing more you can do to invite love in. I also get a sense that your next partner will not be anything like you have had in the past, so the key is really to be open to a brand new beginning, and brand new 'types'  when it comes to love. I know you asked 'when' but am not being told when, I guess we are not meant to know everything. Be happy, the universe is always on time!



Sunday, 5 May 2019

Moving On From A Crazy Bitch Called Fear

It starts somewhere in my stomach, an uncomfortable murmur, a hidden slump, like something
Moving on and flying higher
sinking that is slippery that I can't control.....and then the thoughts begin that are like hacksaws biting into my peace, my stillness...the thoughts build up into a mighty crescendo and I have reached top level panic....and then the thoughts try hard to reverse ....to soothe, to comfort, but its too late, the panic has hold and I now need a bottle of Emergency Flower Essence to accompany me on the rocky road home to trust, peace and tranquility.

I am talking about fear, I am talking about anxiety that I feel most of us have experienced at least once, or maybe daily.  I think I am at a point in my life that I am over going to war with fear, trying to control it, trying to soothe it, trying to eliminate it. I have tried it all and they all temporary fixes.

My new strategy is acknowledging it, and then ignoring it.  Like a toddler throwing a tantrum, they will calm down if you don't give them much energy. When you fuss over them, their tantrum accelerates, finally they are getting the attention they seek.  Its like waiting for a storm to pass, it will pass.

When I can stay objective, observe the fear and see it for what it is, it is in that crucial interim that I have a choice. I know it may not be easy at first to stay objective, but with enough panic attacks under your belt, practice and recognition of the early signs of fear, it can be done.

 I then have this choice to enter into alternative levels of panic or I can just breathe and trust.  I like to put my hand on my heart and go quiet and focus on my breath, I feel my deeper being, the light within, the true me.  The fear covers this up, but only transparently, the true 'us' is always there, breathing us alive. I might say a prayer like,  Dear Spirit, Please help me to release my fear based thoughts around this thing I am panicking about.



I deserve Peace
There is something magical that can happen when we consciously connect with the power of the Spirit, the Spirit within and the Spirit that is everywhere. Its a wave length of consciousness that is so loving, familiar and welcoming. Fear can simply not exist in its conscious awareness.  In fact, feeling fear can actually be an opportunity to bring us back home to who we truly are.

I don't always get it right, but I am moving forward and ready to move on from a crazy bitch called fear.

May you all have a merry merry month of May!



Below are some of your questions answered. If you would like to ask a question, email me at info@lizwintermedium.com I publish my Blog on the first Monday of each month.

 

Question

 Am I just dreaming that he loves me? Can I get healed totally after a break-up, if I decided to finish the relationship with my boyfriend?  Miss H

Answer

I sense a great deal of support around you from Spirit and they know it has been difficult for you for awhile now.  I do sense that your boyfriend cares for you but that he has his own issues, as we all do,  and can only love you as much as he can in his own way.

What you see is what you get, I don't feel he will change in the way he loves, at least not now, so your choice is can you live with that or in your gut, is it time to move on? Each relationship, no matter how tough leaves us with insights and deepens our wisdom, so yes I believe you can heal if you choose to move on.  This is an opportunity to trust your gut feelings and do what you feel serves you. You do deserve love!  Keep praying and asking for guidance, I feel that in the next few months, you are feeling more sure of what you want. Sending you love and prayers 

Question 

 What do you see for me and my partner in the near future. Maddie

Answer 

I am shown a country residence, beautiful greenery and ancient trees and energy. Perhaps you guys are thinking of moving this year ? I feel there is a loving elderly man in Spirit around you that is encouraging you to try new things, new interests.  I also have another flash of you and your partner on a boat and laughing.  I feel the message is have fun, follow your heart and enjoy each other, the path ahead will unfold but at the same time, make choices that make you happy.

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Shape Shifting in a Modern World

Traffic can sound like an ocean hum! Photo taken at Waikiki Honolulu
I was distracted by random thoughts as I walked along the tree lined path at 5pm on a Wednesday afternoon.  Somewhere in the background there was a humming sound that was getting louder with each step forward.  Finally I acknowledged the sound. It was because I was walking closer to the M5 freeway in peak hour traffic.

 For a few moments, the tree lined path looked duller as my thoughts focused on the pollution I may now be breathing....but then the thought popped into my mind, the sound of the traffic actually sounds like the ocean. Well, yes it actually did!  The moment I owned this thought, my body responded, I felt an extra skip in my step and a sense of relief.  Yes, I like that, I decided, from now on when I hear the hum of peak hour traffic, I will pretend it is the ebb and flow of the ocean.

Image by Michael Durst
They say (whoever they are) that what and how we perceive people, places, emotions and things becomes our reality, our experience.  We do have a choice, is the glass half full or half empty? When we choose alternative realities, are we we just in denial, putting our fingers in our ears and going nananananananananana?

Well the way I see it, I am here in my body for a limited time. Through the power of choice, I have a certain amount of control over the quality of my experience here.  It seems the strongest muscle we possess is our mind. It is a powerful force we have only scratched the surface of.  We can let the mind control us or we can become its keeper, giving it direction that will benefit us and ultimately those around us.

Thoughts have energy.  When we don't get the result we were hoping for, we can see it as failure or entertain the thought that perhaps we are being redirected.  Maybe there is an even better way forward, or an improved outcome. Which thought makes us feel better? When we are tired we can say, omg I feel like crap or we can say, my body is recharging at the moment. Its obvious the latter feels more energising.

So if I am in denial when I hear the peak hour traffic, so be it, I would rather create an ocean reality. If I look in the mirror and I focus on a spark in my eyes rather than the wrinkles, so be it.   To me, its not so much a matter of denial as it is of re focusing on what gives me energy and joy.

So I leave you to ponder, what is it in your life or in your mind, that you could reinvent the way you are perceiving that would benefit you?

Once we can identify and shift a stubborn, self deflating mindset, we radiate a positive energy that can attract amazing and wonderful things.

Have a fantastic April !

Below are some of your questions answered. If you would like to ask a question, email me at info@lizwintermedium.com I publish my Blog on the first Monday of each month.

Question

I was recently forced to leave my job and am in the process of finding a new one. This search has been ongoing for more than 7 weeks now and I am loosing confidence in my abilities and faith that a job will eventually come along. Can you put my mind at ease, will I find employment soon? Katrina


Answer

First of all I sensed a feeling of congratulations coming from Spirit, which I know may seem strange, but I sense it was such the right thing to do to move on. A redirection for the next phase of life.  The reason you have not yet found a job is simply because the right opportunity that matches your energy has not been present, but rest assure, it will not be long. I sensed you needed a bit of time to re group and get some things done in your life.  I know its easy for Spirit to philosophize while we here on earth need cash! However, they reassure that all your needs will be met and I feel that in May and June you are very active and I see dollar signs around you. There also seems to be thoughts of self employment, and I want to say to hold those thoughts, even if now isn't the right time.

Please forgive the red text, cannot seem to figure out how to change it!

Question

Due to my health concerns, I am struggling to keep up the maintenance on the land I am living on. I am wondering if I should rent out a space in return for help and reduced rent? Is there something I should be doing that I am not doing at the moment?  Anonymous

Answer 

I sense a father figure around you strongly who is very good with business and a get things done person. He knows you are trying your best and are concerned about the future. He says to tell you that B sends her love and is close to animals in the Spirit World and around your pets a lot. Don't stress they both say. Help is on the way. I see you advertising somewhere local and getting the right person. Maybe a local fb page. The father figure in Spirit suggests that you become clear  about what sort of person you want to attract and what the ground rules will be. Once you get clear and put it out there, I feel you attract the perfect person and it will be a situation that suits you both.  Also I am hearing them say not to over do things,even though certain tasks may be annoying you and need doing.  I also get in the interim that there is someone lending you a hand from their heart, perhaps a friend or relative. Also, I am shown happy news for a young family member.

Question

My kitty is having eye surgery soon and of course my concern is high that she will be okay? Zoya

Answer

I am shown a lovely older woman, perhaps a mum, in Spirit looking out for your pussy cat and giving you lots of reassurance that you cat is smart and resilient. I sense the upcoming surgery will go well and will give peace to you and puss. Also I am shown May you seem like a burden has lifted, all will be well.

Question

After 11 years of grief and loss following the sudden death of my beloved, I have finally met someone truly special. It’s early days and I wonder if this has the potential to be a loving relationship. Misha


Answer

I sense a lovely man around you in Spirit who is very excited and happy for you. Its sounds a bit silly but I see you either roller blading or perhaps skating with a partner and laughing a lot. If this is not literal, I assume it is symbolic.  I feel that the message is to have fun and joy together and enjoy the now without getting too caught up in the future. It will unfold beautifully and naturally, it feels very good! The other message I hear is that is safe to let your guard down. Traveling with this person is on the cards.

 

Question

We have recently sold our house and settlement takes place in a few weeks but we currently do not have a home to go to, we were red flagged and the bank would not approve our home loan on some conditions,which we are hoping we can address in a couple of weeks, my question is will we end up getting the country home we are currently moving forward with and will our loan be approved in the 15 days. I understand everything happens for a reason and we obviously we're not meant to get the first house we applied for but with animals and children and no where we can all go it's becoming very stressful.  Kelly

Answer

I totally understand how stressful this must be for you and your family and my heart goes out to you. Spirit says, do know that all your needs will be meet however it plays out.   I feel that there is a middle aged woman in Spirit who left earth a little early, possibly connected to your partner's side of the family, who has you and your family's back.  Be patient and good news will come, even if it is cutting it very fine. I do see a country home for you, not sure if it will work out the way you expect, but it will work out! Keep the faith and keep asking Spirit and the angels to help you to trust the way forward. A happy outcome is assured.

 

Question

What sort of part time work do you see me doing and when do see you see me successfully getting a part time job? I have been out of work for almost 3 years (3 years this July) and financially my family needs me to get part time work.  Miss E

Answer 

I feel that there is a gentleman around you in Spirit, perhaps a grandfather. He says that you have been looking in the wrong places for employment, not sure exactly what he means but I think he means the type of work. I see you working with animals might suit you. Have you thought of doing a dog grooming course? I think you would be happy doing something that was not mainstream, even though you could do anything you put your mind to. I do see some sort of study or training as part as the way forward. He suggests that you first get clear about what sort of work you want to do and then start taking small but definite steps to manifesting it, you got this !

 



Sunday, 3 March 2019

Trust or Bust

                                                                 

Mullumbimby NSW Australia
What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, who said that anyway?

This thought has come to me a few times of late as I recently relocated from country life to city life. This was a decision myself and my family made to give my sons more opportunities as well as create a better working situation for my husband.
 I had not experienced a major relocation for 23 years and I had forgotten that it is one of the ultimate ways to throw yourself out of your comfort zone.  Anything that feels secure is gone and one realises that at the end of the day, security is an illusion because at any moment things can change anyway.
In my previous life in Mullumbimby, shopkeepers knew my name, locals smiled at me even when they didn't know me and I would often run into a few people I knew when I walked down the main street of town.  I knew the area like the back of my hand and my car would practically drive itself around. If I had a need, I knew the best place to go, if I needed a friend there was always someone to talk to.

On my first visit to the local shops here in Brisbane, there were no smiles, no familiar faces, only glum looks as people stare at the ground.  The traffic seems crazy, moving at a much faster rate than I am accustomed to and most of the time I have no idea where I am going and have to listen to the lady voice of google maps to go from A to B.  The mountainous landscape of Brisbane has forced me to get good at hill starts in my manual car. I have no idea where the best health food shop is, if I need a doctor, where I would go or where the best restaurants are.  I know not one person in this city.

So, the way I see it, I have a big choice here. I can choose to be overwhelmed and grieve for my former life ( fear based thoughts) or I can see this as one hell of an adventure with excited anticipation of the possibilities of what can be and what reality I can choose to create here. (love based thoughts)

The other wonderful thing I can do is choose to trust!  Up until now in my 57 years of being on this planet, somehow I have been looked after.  

Like everyone, there have been highs and lows but Spirit has always had my back and supported me regardless of my mistakes and my triumphs. 

One thing I know for sure is that it takes less energy to relax, surrender and trust than it does to resist, hold on, control and wait for the worst to happen. Its time to walk my talk, trust and be open to the new.

The only true security lies within. Only one thing doesn't change and that is the constant flowing energy that keeps us breathing and will still be present when we stop breathing. That energy is 100 percent pure, unadulterated love.

Whatever challenges we face right now in our lives, it helps to remember our best friend lives within and in a quiet moment we can hear what our friend has to offer in terms of guidance and comfort.

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Universe, you have my attention!

Have a great March and look out for the shift of planet Uranus out of Aries into Taurus, there will be disturbance in the force but one of growth and forward movement, so hang onto your hats. (for more info on that, I suggest to google it) 

For more information about me go to www.lizwintermedium.com

Below are some of your questions answered. If you would like to ask a question, email me at info@lizwintermedium.com I publish my Blog on the first Monday of each month.

Question
I have been low in energy for a while and not sure why. I wonder is there a health issue? Spirit may have guidance for me. Thanks, so grateful for help. Zoya

Answer
As a medium, I refuse to diagnose physical conditions as basically I am not a physician of any sort. As a friend,  I totally recommend a check up as it often puts our mind at rest.  As a medium, I do sense your Dad in Spirit around you trying to make you laugh and be a bit silly. He suggests what you need is some good old fashion fun.  He shows me an outing near the ocean and you breathing the fresh air and sunshine. He sends so much love and I can hear music playing, Dance and be merry is the over whelming message.

Question
Hi Liz, will my work environment change soon for my benefit. Thing is really tough at the moment. Jolanda 

Answer 
Spirit shows me some shifts and changes that may alleviate the pressure in the next few months but I feel the foundation energy of the work place is toxic. I sense your guardian angels are whispering in your ear to think about change in the long term. Even if it seems your options are limited at present, it wont always be the case. If you can get clear where you would like to be 12 months from now, that could be the beginning of creating a new reality for yourself.  I feel you are outgrowing the current situation at work and will need new structure to grow within. Have faith in yourself, you are very talented and have a lot to offer. Spirit has your back. 



Question
 I have a question for spirit. I’d like some guidance about my house, which is on the market and future housing security. Punita

Answer 
I sense a wise, older man around you in Spirit, like a father figure. He says that you have done all you can with this situation for now and the rest is up to divine timing. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride is what I hear.  There is a future of feeling secure in a cute home, maybe near water, it feels very relaxing.


Question
I really don't know what to do about my employment situation. I left a job on Thursday of last week to start a job with a government department. This new job was supposed to start on Monday, now they tell me they want me to work longer hours than originally agreed. I cannot offer this as I have a child I need to collect from after school care.
 If I were to work the hours they're asking, I'd never get back to him on time. They have agreed to let me finish at 4pm each afternoon until I can make "other childcare arrangements" (no idea what?). I am so upset that I left a reasonable job (with hours that suited me perfectly!), that I'm going to try & see if I can get that job back (the one I just left) even though the contract is supposes to end on 31 March.   Do you think this will be possible and do you think I will find a longer term suitable position with hours that I can do?
Belinda

Answer
I do not mean to confuse you more but I really sense from your guides and angels that this situation has a silver lining in it and to not ignore the potential of the new job.  I feel you were meant to get this job and that you will be able to negotiate or find a solution to the child care situation. Going back to the old job will only be short term if at all and I feel the new job will open new and exciting doors for you. At the end of the day, all roads lead to Rome so if you do choose to go backwards, eventually you will go forwards again. This week will see you resolving this dilemma, keep the faith and keep asking Spirit for help.


Question
Can You ask spirit If I will end up back in the land of OZ?
Aprille

Answer 
I sense a beautiful Indigenous guide around you who says that patience is required and that whatever it is you are doing where you are, in terms of inner growth, is not yet complete. Enjoy the energy of the nature where you are, there are messages in the wind for you.  When the timing is right, I do sense you will end up in OZ again, but for now, stay in the moment as much as you can and know you will be guided at the right time.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

The Serpent Rises


Snakes of Durban- a photographic guide – KwaZulu-Natal Amphibian & Reptile Conservation
As I sat down to write this months blog, I asked Spirit what would be most valuable to people to read in the here and now. 
The answer was to talk about change. Spirit is often devoid of detail when downloading messages.
For example, the other day I was about to mow the lawn. I heard a clear message in my head, 'Be careful' What could possibly happened I argued. Within a few minutes, I accidentally bumped a wasps nest with the mower and yes, I got a swift sting on the leg. 
As I rubbed in some Aloe Vera gel, which worked wonders, I thought to Spirit, okay, you told me so, but telling me to watch out for wasps nests would been more helpful than telling me to be careful. However, it was a valuable reminder to listen to my intuition. So often messages come in downloads of feelings and knowings. 
So when they asked me to talk about change, I thought I would consult the book I wrote in 2017, 'Gifts of Guidance, Fifty Messages'
The message that appeared was quite apt, which I have copied for you below. The messenger being the Serpent, which represents total transformation and the name of the message, Spiritual Shifts, are definitely happening in tandem with the external shifts many of us are now experiencing, for some of us, massively. 
It is a time to stay close to our heart, our intuition and natural guidance and to avoid make decisions based on what we think we should do or what others think we should do. A time to give ourselves credit that we are whole, complete intuitive beings, we are so much more than what we have been led to believe. Unwrap the gift that is you!
Below the message, you will see some of your questions answered.  
 


Message 32
Spiritual Shifts
Messenger
Serpent
Trust in your Inner Power and miracles will happen.’   Deshwal Sachin

Vision
A large thick Serpent with lime and black stripes crawls along the seabed.

Message
The Serpent brings the message that deep healing spiritual shifts are now occurring in a way that may be new to your conscious self. The hard work you have been doing on inner levels is now showing much like seeds sprouting through rocky soil. You have built strong and sturdy foundations and there is a new source of spiritual power that you can now tap into.
Externally in your life, some unexpected events may arise now, some of which are out of your control. Draw on your inner wisdom to handle these events rather than following impulsive or old ways of dealing with things. This is a new era in your life where you will approach life from a deeper stance with increased mindfulness and awareness.
The Serpent advises to remain observant at this time and keep a detached perspective. Allow the marriage of clarity and feeling to embrace you, making the way forward clear.
Celebrate your growth, you have arrived at an auspicious yet rewarding time in your life.

Lesson
Tapping into spiritual power.

Power Choice
·     Take time for reflection
·     Spend time near water or indulge in water-based therapies
·     Call on the energy of the Serpent for strength and clarity
·     Go deep in your meditations
·     Manifestation techniques activate with ease at this time.

Momentary Meditation
Breathing deeply, relaxing … visualise yourself on a seabed, the Serpent approaches and you peacefully unite with its energy.
The Serpent has a message for you, what is it? Accept whatever is the first thing that comes to mind, and give thanks to the Serpent.

Affirmation
It is safe to be in my spiritual power.

Liz’s Comments
Spiritual awakenings are often triggered by major life events but not always. It may be a chance encounter with an individual that has a profound effect on us or simply something we heard in conversation that ignites a realisation.
We are all powerful. We all possess a soul which is made from indestructible matter but often it is covered in debris from experiences we could not fully process. This message is to alert you to the fact that your soul is throwing aside the debris and is ready to reveal some of its infinite power.
You may have had many incarnations to arrive at this point and it is a time to be celebrated not feared. Accept that you can be a channel for divine energy and that it will affect your life positively, but inevitably will affect others as well. How they respond to your soul growth is their business, not yours. You are encouraged to remain true to yourself.
I have had several major spiritual awakenings in my life and hope to experience more. I can relate to this message and sense that it is bringing wonderful news of forward movement in a way that will ultimately delight and uplift you. Your task is to be alert, receptive and to acknowledge the truth in your epiphanies.

To purchase Gifts of Guidance, Fifty Messages, you can contact me direct www.lizwintermedium.com or get it in either kindle or paperback on any online bookstore.

 https://www.amazon.com/Gifts-Guidance-Messages-Liz-Winter-ebook/dp/B0794R3M2L/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1549230811&sr=1-1&keywords=gifts+of+guidance+fifty+messages

 Below are some of your questions answered. If you would like to ask a question, email me at info@lizwintermedium.com I publish my Blog on the first Monday of each month.



Question
Will I experience as profound and soulful a connection with my future partner as I did with my ex? It is almost difficult for me to imagine that, but I feel like I've been working so hard on my personal growth and this will inevitably attract the right person into my life. 
Josie

Answer
I sense an older man around you in Spirit that is looking out for you, like a father figure.  He says you are correct about having worked through a lot and are more ready now than ever for a new person to enter. He advises not to compare to the last one as although there will be an undeniable connection that is special, it will be quite different in many ways, so be open to what Spirit presents. There is nothing you need to do, just be ready to receive. 


Question
 Does Spirit have any messages about my spiritual work and direction?    

 Krissy

Answer
I sense several American Indian guides around you who ask you to do rituals to find answers. You know deep within yourself where you want to place your energy and they want to help that emerge to your awareness more so.  Trust what your heart says, what makes it light up? You can combine several passions together which is something you may already be contemplating, the next 12 months will see some huge steps forward. Remember to enjoy each moment as it unfolds and not be too focused on the outcome. 


Question
Does Spirit offer any guidance for dealing with difficult times and how I can best serve?
Miss L 

Answer
As I tune in I sense a loving father figure around you in Spirit who wants to give you a big hug. He is so proud of you and the person you are and says that the question you ask, you are already living. You are serving the best you can and coming from your heart. The best thing you can do is continue on the path you are on and keep serving yourself by honouring your needs for joy and relaxation so that you can be there for those who need you. 

Sunday, 30 December 2018

2019 Here we come, ready or not


Wow, what a roller coaster ride 2018 was! Yet, here we are, perhaps wiser, thinner, fatter, crazier or more sane, but we are here. I certainly feel fatter and wiser LOL!

Now newness, freshness and hope subliminally fill the air as another new year approaches.

If only we could get to the point that each day before us was like a new year. Each day an opportunity to clear the slate, to start fresh, to release any anger, guilt and suffering.

So I will keep my new year intention simple.....To begin each day with a fresh outlook, release the past and embrace the new.

I thought it must be time to check out what sort of influences we have to work with in 2019 so below is an extract, take taken from the website yearlyhoroscope.org.com  

Further below you will find some of your questions answered.  Thank you to all who support my work and this blog, may your year ahead be spectacular!

HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!

Liz xxx

2019 Planetary Influences & Astrological Events

  1. The year 2019 will start on January 6th with a major astral event: Uranus, the rebel planet, ends its retrograde motion in Aries. Uranus will remain in Aries until March 2019 when it returns in Taurus where it will be stationary until 2026, bringing forth new challenges.
  2. In 2019, Saturn, the planet of karma and responsibility, will fully manifest for the first time in 29 years, being home in Capricorn, the sign which it governs! On your side, this will involve dedicating more time and attention in building something important for yourself, with discipline and integrity. Saturn has been in Capricorn since the end of 2017 (Saturn also governs the Capricorn sign) and will remain there until December 2020.
  3. Pluto will be retrograde in Capricorn between April 24th and October 3rd. Pluto in transit through Capricorn, between 2008 and 2024, will influence the attitude towards material values and possessions, making us gain a new and effective way of managing the financial resources.
  4. Neptune will be retrograde in Pisces, between June 21st and November 27th of 2019. The influence of Neptune in transit through Pisces, between 2012 and 2026, will influence each of us in a different way, depending on the astrological sign under which we are born.
  5. Jupiter is retrograde in Sagittarius between April 10th and August 11th. The retrograde motion will particularly influence the Taurus and Capricorns signs.
Mercury will turn retrograde 3 times throughout 2019:
  • March 5 – March 28 (in Pisces)
  • July 8 (in Leo sign) – August 1 (in Cancer)
  • October 31 – November 20 (in Scorpio)
Each stage with Mercury in a retrograde position is a period of recalibration, of revising our actions and intentions from the past few months (since the last retrogradation period) and it helps us to perceive other life perspectives from that moment.

How the Moon and Sun Eclipses Influence the Zodiac Signs in 2019

From an astrological point of view, the Moon governs the domestic life, the house activities, the psyche, the emotions, the irrational, and the subconscious.
For this reason, the lunar eclipse will show its effects, especially at individual level.
Moon Eclipses in 2019:
  • January 20–21,  — Total Lunar Eclipse
  • July 16-17,  — Partial Lunar Eclipse
A Sun eclipse in the perfect time for making major changes, for going on a new path or for giving a try to what you’ve always wanted, but you lacked the courage or the proper context for doing.

The solar eclipses represent very strong New Months. They signify beginnings and endings.
Astrologically, the solar eclipses can announce a fall of power, entering a disgrace state and restoration of that power in a spectacular manner.
Sun Eclipses in 2019:
  • January 5–6 — Partial Solar Eclipse
  • July 2 — Total Solar Eclipse
November 11 – Mercury’s transit: This Mercury’s transit lasts around five and a half hours.
The last Transit was in May 2016 and the next one will be in May 2095.
December 26 — Annular Solar Eclipse
Each person is going to feel the effects of every eclipse at personal level.
For some people, the changes will be barely noticeable, while others will encounter life-changing event and in some cases, the effects will have no results.
In general, the eclipses force people to take decisions, to act, but change can be something beneficial.

Fire Zodiac Signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius)

The coming year is perfect for the fire zodiac signs, which will have enough time for their hobbies.
The social activities are on the first place and although some conflicts related to their passionate nature may occur, they will get solved quickly.
The horoscope for 2019 predicts the discovery of new hobbies, if you are born in a zodiac sign governed by fire.
While Leo and Sagittarius seem to go on an upward and full of success path, the Aries might face some difficulties.
The astrologer’s advice for this native is to slow down and to stop trying to do everything by himself.

Earth Zodiac Signs  (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn)

For the Earth zodiac signs, 2019 is going to be a successful year, especially professionally.
These zodiac signs are very good at what they are doing, but now they will encounter new opportunities and it is highly recommended to not miss them.
The favourite Earth zodiac sign of 2019 is Virgo, which seems to have some excellent flashes at work and, professionally, everything is going to go really great.

Air Zodiac Signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius)

The Earth zodiac signs are going to feel more comfortable in the circumstances of 2019.
For these zodiac signs, it means getting out of the comfort zone, and the occasions for that will be plenty.
Out of all Earth zodiac signs, the Libra seems to be the stars’ favourite, because in 2019, these natives are going to become more confident, acquiring some administrative abilities, an extremely useful thing for a zodiac sign that, in general, has difficulties when it comes to organizing.

Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces)

Finally, the sensibility of the Water zodiac signs will bring them success rather than suffering.
In 2019, the Water signs show an excellent empathy attitude. The instinct is the base of any success in 2019 for the Water signs.
March is especially lucky for Pisces, which could put the foundation of a business with this occasion.
The 2019 horoscope predicts a quieter year than 2018 for Scorpio, who is going to achieve emotional balance and stop taking impulsive decisions.
The conflicts will considerably diminish and harmony will get settled in their home if they put a bit of effort into it.

 Below are some of your questions answered. If you would like to ask a question, email me at info@lizwintermedium.com I publish my Blog on the first Monday of each month.

Question
 
Am I on the right path with my biz & being self employed, why hasn't it taken off yet, how do I dream/manifest bigger for my biz? 
Jacinta

Answer
Tuning in for you, I am greeted by several angels around you with so much encouragement to keep moving forward.  Your business is a great vehicle for personal self growth and learning and being challenged is shaping you into your more authentic self. Keep coming from the integrity you are already using and have faith that it will blossom and grow. There is also a gentleman in spirit around you, a fatherly energy who is helping to guide you. He says to be bold, stand strong and don't be afraid to speak up about what you do. I feel you will begin to market the business in new ways. Mid 2019 feels very good for your business.
 
Question
What changes do you see coming into my life in 2019?
Ruth 

Answer
I sense many people around you in Spirit and feel that they are proud of how you dealt with the challenges that 2018 presented.  You have grown as a person and are ready for new challenges. I see you traveling in 2019 and really enjoying yourself. They also give that personal relationships improve and perhaps new people that have a positive impact entering your life. Be open to the new is the message I get.
 
Question
 
My Husband and I are wondering whether it would be a good idea to have another baby or not (we have a son who is almost 7).
I’m nearly 40, so I am aware that if we do want another, we would have to have one fairly soon. Anyway, do you see us having another child or should I just forget the idea & focus on my 7 year old & my work? Any guidance you could please give me would be much appreciated.
Belinda

Answer 
I sense an elderly lady around you in Spirit who knew you when you were very young. She brings a settled feeling of peace and wisdom and suggests that you go with the flow and if it is meant to be it will be. Sometimes they don't answer our questions directly because the future is not always set in stone, we can shift things with free will.  I feel this is something only you and your husband can decide and Spirit is not allowed to interfere. However, they will support you whatever you choose.

Question
 
I've had a very difficult 20 months being separated by my husband's daughter and now divorced my husband who has been diagnosed with dementia. Unknown by me, she had obtained all his legal business.  He now lives in nursing home locked up way before needed. I would just like to know there is a light at the end of this tunnel, 2019 must be better. And one Granddaughter fighting life difficulties also.
Anonymous
 
Answer 
I sense a kind gentleman around you in Spirit who is trying hard to help and soothe.  He says some things we can control and others we can't. I feel it is exhausting for you worrying about the things you cannot change and he is encouraging you to put the past behind you and be open to the new.  I feel you have some great support around you in terms of friends or family and that you are very loved here, and from the Spirit World.  Also a mother figure presents her self, maybe Margaret or Marge, a name like that, she says you need to have some fun and urges you to look into some travel, perhaps a cruise.  Things have a way of working themselves out in the end. I also see you granddaughter getting through her dark night of the soul and going on to help others. All will be well.
 
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