Itchen Woods. Hampshire.

This month of May has seen a shift in our work in Earth Healing.  Prior to this, the focus has been on accessing the Feminine Wisdom of ancient sites, but recently we have been able to access the Masculine Energy and information. This is exciting, as it heralds a whole new level of our understanding into the Male-centred fertility mysteries, as known by our ancestors in these lands.

Cowslips on the South Downs Way.

We have been given snippets before now, but over the past few weeks, since a walk along the South Downs Way, this fresh information has started to come through.  While doing that walk, to get out of the house, we started at Chilcomb village/hamlet and followed our impulses. As we ambled along, taking photos, we walked through a very icy-feeling area and in front of us appeared a huge, Celtic-looking man. He was tall and broad and wearing only leggings tied around with leather thongs. His very muscular arms and chest were naked, but he had a leather band tied around his left upper arm. His skin was red with the cold, but he seemed not to notice.

We stopped walking to communicate with him, and he handed me a faceted Ruby egg. Next, he gave Chris a golden sickle, like the ones portrayed in druid images with mistletoe. We continued walking after receiving our gifts, unsure why we randomly received them along an ancient trackway until we came to the tumulus on the top of the rise.  That explained the man! I was instructed to activate the burial-mound and then take a blue energy from it to two more barrows that I remembered working on fifteen years ago near Cheesefoot Head. The barrows were also on the ancient trackway and sit on a blue energy-line. The track seems to follow some of that line.

Crabapple tree inside Danebury Ring.

Since that day, all the energy-work we have done has been mainly done by Chris. His receiving the Golden Sickle was an initiation into the Male Sacred Mysteries. He has been learning the Feminine Mysteries for the past sixteen years and now it would seem he has reached a point where he can balance that learning with the Masculine Mysteries.

Last week we went to Danebury Hillfort and this week, we went to Itchen woods, where Chris received interesting information about the place. We are being instructed to revisit places we have worked on before. The following video is part of the information we received about the Itchen Woods Banjo enclosure.

The second part of audio:

When Chris mentions ‘Merlin’ he is referring to the collective energy of the Merlins, the male priests of the Old traditions, not to the fictional character who is an embodiment of the priesthood and masculine fertility energy.

The Sword and Gates/Vortices.

ExcalaburCaledfwlchTranslucentWhen you receive your first Gaia Method attunement you usually, but not always, receive the energy of a Sword. Like all of the symbols/energies of this system the sword has differing levels of use, from the basic level of more-male focussed thinking to its use as an etheric acupuncture needle while working in the landscape.

As an attunement energy it is called The Sword of Arthur. It is a directed, male energy which allows you cut to the truth of matters. This is the energetic sword of Western Europe, wherever the King Arthur stories are heard. In Egypt it is a different frequency and is called the Sword of Osiris. Each country or region which has its own mythology has also a different frequency and therefore the energies required are different.

As an earth-working tool it is an acupuncture needle, opening or closing vortices in the landscape. My first experience of working with the sword as an ‘opener’ came when I was visiting Beaulieu Abbey with Chris Bishop in 2005. Usually we just walk until we feel the energy-place we need to work with, so we wandered around until I felt the energy of a vortex. It was about 40 feet in diameter and seemed to come from a small outbuilding of the original monastery, rather than from the main church as I expected. This building was L-shaped and had been used as a wine-press and then a place to store sheep’s wool. plan_beaulieu_100(L-shaped building top right of ground plan pic).

I walked to where the centre of this vortex lay and stood on it. Beneath my feet I was suddenly aware of a sword, which was embedded up to the hilt, in the centre of the vortex. My guides explained to me that this was the original meaning of the Sword in the stone which Arthur had pulled out of the stone in the Arthurian Mysteries. The mysteries were really a story about the Planetary healing which was being carried out at the time in Britain, when the country and its people were experiencing huge changes. The stories were a way to keep the knowledge alive. When Arthur, who was wedded to Sovereignty (The Earth) he had to be as pure as he could be. His energy was felt in the land, and with his ‘sword’ he was able to open and close the energetic gateways of the landscape, thereby bringing fertility, and the abundance of the Mother, back to England’s shore once more. Only those initiates who had attained a certain amount of self-knowledge could ‘wield’ the sword for they had to have control over their mind and emotions and had  devoted their lives to bringing healing and balance back to the land. They were ‘servers’ of the Goddess…the landscape…the Mother.

My guides instructed me to pull out the sword, and as I did so the vortex energies suddenly began to rotate faster and over a much wider area. I was ‘told’ that when a vortex/gate needs to be ‘quietened down’ for any reason, such as when the site is about to be taken over by forces which would use the energy for a negative purpose, then the sword is used to do that. Energy gates/vortices keep the energies of the landscape flowing and usually caretakers live nearby in order to maintain the sites energetic status. Abundance flows through these sites, which is why, in the past, sites such as these were able to generate such great wealth from the landscape. They worked within nature’s laws and so reaped the harvest. When a site is in danger of being used by men who would seek that harvest for their own greedy gains, then a decision is made to either close a gate completely or to slow it down so that the energies cannot be used for personal power and gain. The men who take the wealth of these sites do not think of it in terms of energy. All they see is the wealth generated by these sites and they want that wealth for themselves. But for those who work within the Mother’s energy field it can be a heart-breaking decision to close a gate. They know what will happen when the gates are closed and how that will effect everyone who was otherwise nurtured by its energies.

You only have to look at a building to know its energetic status. If it is in ruins then its energy is not flowing. If it is still standing, and still used, then the energies are still flowing. Once a gate way is closed then slowly the land begins to suffer and so do the people. The ‘light’, effectively, goes out and the building falls into ruin.

There are gates on the ground level, beneath the earth, in caves etc. and in upper levels, on mountains and hills. There are also vortices in lakes and pools of water. There are gates in the energy layers above the earth and the sword is used for all of these.

normal_IMG_4245One piece of information which Chris picked up in Beaulieu was that there was a connection between Corfe castle and Beaulieu. Corfe castle has gateways on two different levels, which were also closed when it was taken by Cromwell’s forces. The same thing happened to Beaulieu. All of these sites worked together and those who were their caretakers kept the lines flowing between one site and another. They worked together for the benefit of the Mother, her people, and the Source.

This vortex work has been done for thousands of years, even since before our ‘humanity ‘has been incarnating on earth. I have worked with vortices which were millions of years old but the energy is still the same. Our ancient myths and archetypes tell us everything we need to know about the earth.

The more you work with gates/vortices the more they will appear as Lotus’s or roses, depending on the energy. You might see them differently. But each ‘flower’ has its own significance. Lotus sites are like minor ‘chakra’ points and magenta roses are connected to the Mother layer, above sea level, and are usually much larger points. bronze age dress

When you are working on a site you will be guided to use the sword. It is as though you are just a witness to what it happening, as though there is another ‘you’ carrying out this work while you watch and wait. You will ‘see’ the sword being either placed in a vortex or taken from one. Sometimes you will see it turning, like a key in a lock or you will hold it high as it opens a gate in another layer above you. There are also times when you will see an energetic cord being attached to the hilt which you will then take someplace else. Trust what you see…you are not making it up. Just because it seems like it is ‘just’ your imagination, it is not. It is energetically really happening!  Trust is the key here! The challenge is to learn to ‘watch’ rather than to ‘make’ it happen with your mind. You will know when it is being done properly because it will just happen, without you doing anything to force the images. Often what happens can be a surprise. That is a good thing because then you know you couldn’t possibly have made it up! The more you do it the more you learn to trust it.

The more proficient you become with using the sword energies, your own guides and soul will give you larger swords, for larger work on bigger sites. Normally. while you are training you are given small sites to do and as you gradually become used to the energies and your energy field is able to hold larger amounts of energy then larger sites are worked with. It isn’t something that you think about it is something that just happens.  You are the channel.

Sometimes, depending on how ‘visual’ you are, you will see spirit people giving you swords. This can often be because they are giving you an energy ahead of a site working, which you might not know you are about to do. In this way you are energetically ‘prepared’ and your ‘other self’ the one that actually does the work, knows what it has to do.

These spirit people will come in such a way that will give you clues as to what time period and/or energies you are working in. Their mode of dress and actions will tell you. We really are living in a multi-dimensional world and these people inhabit a mythic dimension which helps us humans to rediscover our ancient abilities. All we have to do is to trust.

Some Elements of Earth Energy-Work. The ‘Umbilical’ Cord.

7e3e824639cab11e3cb8d219c9533608-d4wy9nnThere are some elements of this work that can feel very strange, such as energy-tubes emerging form our ‘centre’ and moving into vortices or rivers. To my ‘mind’s eye the tube looks like a fireman’s hose and its purpose is to either ‘fill up’ your centre with energy or to deposit that energy someplace else. Often it has happened around rivers or other sources of water. I get a strange pulling sensation in my belly and I ‘see’ and feel the hose emerge and move into the water. It then starts to ‘suck’ water up, like an elephant’s trunk, until my centre is ‘full’. I then have to carry this energy until it is ready to be deposited someplace else. This is also happened while driving, although I am usually the passenger! As we pass the body of water my fire-hose emerges and moves quickly into the water we are passing. More often than not we are usually in a traffic jam, which I imagine is for that very purpose! I never know where the water is for however, I just have to trust it. Sometimes, along with the water, come small diamond energies which also stay in my centre until they are required elsewhere.

Once when this happened I had to deposit the water energy of the River Itchen in Hampshire into Luxor. My friend and fellow Gaia Method healer Chris, were staying for three weeks in a flat we had bought a 20yr lease on (whole other horrible story) and the swimming pool had not yet been built. Our flat was on the third floor looking out onto what would soon be the pool area. This is the journal entry for that time:

“I was sitting on the balcony having our usual million cups of tea when I stood up and looked over the balcony. I felt the familiar pulling sensation of my stomach wanting to connect with the ground. This had happened the first day we arrived here. The swimming pool has still not been built and Jamal is growing vegetables in the space. I felt the pulling sensation in my navel and my umbilical unwound like a hose and moved down to connect with the ground. Then all the water I had accumulated from the rivers and wells in Ireland and England flowed through it and filled the space with a pool of water. Then it wound itself back up into my navel. Process complete. I wondered what was going to happen with all that water I had absorbed!”

As it turned out that was the exact spot where they eventually built the pool! But I still don’t know what its purpose is. snake-kundalini

On another occasion I was with my friend Eartha, another Gaia method healer who I have done a lot of work with. She spends a lot of time living around Corfe in Dorset, one of my most favourite places in England. We were spending the weekend in her teepee and she took me to a place which she ‘works’ regularly, a beautiful ancient trackway beneath Nine Barrows Down. This is journal entry for that occasion:

“…we wandered back but we continued down Eartha’s priestess path until we came to a sand pit. I was explaining to Eartha how we can access ancient energy here because it is exposed, and we went to stand by the bank. While I was talking I suddenly felt the odd sensation of my umbilical cord moving out like a hose and moving deep into the earth to some ancient water source. My ‘hose’ is now about 6inches in diameter and is golden. It pulled up lots of liquid from deep in the earth and I had to stand there until it was complete. This entire area is ‘priestessy’ for Eartha and it feels very ancient, more Atlantean really! She was having to pull energy into her field which looked like green and then gold like wings. When we were finished the gold hose came up and at the opening of it there was now a facetted ruby egg. When my umbilical coiled itself back the ruby stayed at the end and inserted itself into my centre. It feels like it needs to go somewhere else, to be planted like I planted the water in the Flat! “

(When I speak of Atlantis I am speaking of the time when the continents were joined in one landmass, Pangaea, millions of years ago. I am not speaking of the mythical Atlantis of Plato.)

This ‘umbilical cord’ also connects to other people when they need healing or replenishment and seems to activate from that other part of us who knows what it is doing. Often I feel like a ‘witness’ to what happens when I do energywork but it is the accumulation of all of my soul training which is being used and me, as Ann, doesn’t often understand what the energy part of me is doing until much later; I just have to trust it. Other energy-work healers say the same thing!

On a visit to Cornwall with Chris in 2006 we found that many ancient settlement sites were also set up to fulfil the same function:

Our next visit was Carn Euny Iron Age settlement site. It was a terrific place and the fougou was amazing. My first impression, before entering, was a layer of fear which had been added later. It could have been to keep people out, a little like a powerful magus using it for his own purpose rather than as its original intention.

As I walked into the fougou itself I instantly saw a group of council elders/druids and it felt like a kiva. A place of power originally intended as a place of law and ritual, the hub or centre of the community.

2014webOriginally there was nothing ‘precious’ about the fougou it was just seen for what is was, the navel of the community, and given its due respect. But it was an accepted part of the community. People lived around it, got on with their lives around it. It was part of their everyday lives. The fougou entrance symbolised the umbilical cord, the source of nourishment for the community. They were well-fed and taken care of and had a good community spirit, like the Hopi Indians. From this place you can see the sea and it feels like a beautiful place, a perfect place to live.

I sat on stone slab and closed my eyes. An Arabic woman dressed in black appeared and in her arms she held a naked boy-child, sickly and thin. She placed the boy on the ground in front of me and stood back, silently asking me to heal her sick child. Initially I wasn’t sure what to do and then I saw my umbilical cord move down into the earth beneath me, feeding the settlement with the energy I’ve been carrying from Men an Tol since yesterday! I didn’t even know I’d been carrying it but they had said something about a download but I didn’t realise what they meant, until now! No wonder I felt so bloated.

Anyway, when this process of ‘feeding’ had finished my cord was retracted and I saw a tribal runner sending communication to other settlements, letting them know that the Mother’s energy has returned at last, the lines are flowing once again. There was great excitement and it felt really good.”

Working with the ‘umbilical’ cord seems to be a natural part of Planetary Healing. Once, while at a workshop in Wales with Jhadten Jewell I was speaking to another healer and I was trying to explain to her what happens with the umbilical energies. She said that that was part of Vortex Healing. I  have never had, or learned Vortex healing, but it would be interesting to see if it is the same thing.

(The image above is the channelled creation of Jhadten Jewell, of the energies of 2014. Clicking on the image will take you to his site. A wonderful and very fun channel!)