Monthly Archives: March 2012

Holistic Words Quick Quote

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity.

We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake…”

~ Sir Francis Bacon

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Totally Random But Oh So Cute!

I know this is totally irrelevant, random, off the mark………..

but I just had to share this outrageously cute mouse with you all



Holistic Words Nominated the ‘Versatile Blogger’ Award


Thank you so so so much,, for the blog award nomination!

I began my blog journey only a few months ago, adding a few articles a month, but now it is more like a full-time job! I love the fact I can share my thoughts, feelings, philosophy, with the outside world like never before and the feedback and support is just amazing.

I have personally grown this month, through effort and dedication to my writing, and I have been rewarded greatly. My readership has exploded this month, and for that I am truly grateful.

There are some awesome bloggers out there and I would like to thank you ALL for sharing your knowledge and personal insights. Receiving awards from your fellow bloggers gives you a real boost, to know that someone feels you worthy of recognition and sharing the love. :)

So, now I have accepted this award, I have to follow the rules!

1. Nominate 15 other Bloggers.

2. Include the Award (image) in the post. 

3. Thank the person who nominated you and link them into the Post.

4. Share 7 random things about yourself.

5. Include the rules in the post.

6. Inform every Blogger that you’ve nominated by posting on their blog.

So, My Random 7……………….

* I am 5ft 3inches, on a good day. When I was younger I wanted to have my legs surgically lengthened!

* At home I drink, on average, 20 cups of tea (well the English do have a tendency to overdo the “taking of tea” thing). But I only drink coffee at work, as for some reason tea just tastes wrong at work.

* I used to go on ghost hunts but now I find them rather dull, disrespectful, pointless………………

* I only passed my driving test in November 2011, at the tender age of 37. I had lessons on and off (well more off than on) a few sporadic times in my life and finally, after regular 5 lessons I did it! Although I stalled the car 3 times during reverse parking lol.

* In a male dominated house (my husband and 3 boys!) I am very protective of my shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. And you can bet your bottom dollar the minute I want to get dressed our eldest will waltz in to use my hair straighteners! (Note to self: Buy him a pair of straighteners)

* I love to write, but I feel uncomfortable with verbal conversations with people I don’t know very well. If you interviewed me it would be like scrapping your nails down a blackboard – simply wince inducing! LOL

* I have bungee jumped, which was both exciting and scary as hell!

My Top Blog Nominations go to:

Astral Poetry  – For the beautiful words

Barefoot Basics  - Motivation marvel

Direct Your Own Life – Empowerment for the people

Celestine Rhythm - Relaxing, soothing, ahhhhhhhh

The Conscious Evolution – Monique Williams; inspirational writer, life coach and all round lovely person

Good Luck Charms that Work - Says it all and more. Great little get up and go articles too

I’m Not Lost Just Weird for the chocolate covered pickled herring

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy - Beautifully simple pointers on spirituality

Psychic Jeff – My other-half :)

Intuitive One - For her thoughts on her psychic abilities, her family and the world

Dumb Workers - Gotta love the “no holds barred” Aussie humour

How to Man Up - Modern advice for the male species

Ghost Cities - Great ghost stories and info from around the world

Transient Sky - Get in touch with the planets and what is going on out there

No Ruff Days - Gorgeous doggie pics and quotes

Humbly yours

Andrea x

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The Most Popular Olympic Sport in the World

London 2012 OlympicsIf complaining was an Olympic sport, the London 2012 Olympics would be overrun with world-class contenders. Ninja whingeing will be the most popular discipline in sporting history!

I like a good old moan, putting the world to rights, as much as the next person. But where does it get you?

If passion and emotion are the drivers behind the moan it can quickly escalate into a full-blown aggravating, stress induced, blood pressure raising, irritable bowel syndrome triggering, life shortening headache!

For example, the petrol (gas) tanker drivers hinted they may go on strike. The government  suggested fuelling up our cars “as a precautionary measure”, and perhaps filling jerry cans to store petrol “just in case” the tanker drivers went on strike. This led to shortages at the pump and angry queuing drivers in many parts of the UK. The whole country could have ended up in a mass scrum, just to get every last drop of petrol out of the hose.

Petrol CrisisPetrol prices, road rage, queue rage, punch-ups at the filling station, taxation on petrol and pretty much anything and everything to do with the petrol industry came to the fore, and people up and down the country complained about it.

The opposition party, of course, were in utter elation. Finally they had something to really moan about! Even the cynic in me couldn’t help thinking it was a government scam; to induce panic buying and boost tax revenue, as they have been over optimistic in the 2012 budget.

It is easy to see how something that could happen explodes into an all out media circus, which they dubbed a “Fuel Crisis”, with the majority of the national news dedicated to the issue.

But, hang on a tick, does it really help? Could we, the everyday person on the street, actually do anything about it? Is there any point in worrying? Is there any point moaning about something that is completely out of our control?

The short answer is no, and the long answer is to question why it should be a “no”.

Well (and this applies to a vast array of things going on in our lives) is an escalating argument really something you would want to be involved in? I refer back to my initial thought on emotion and passion, and the channeling of such emotions. Think back to an argument you many have had, at some point in your life. At the height of the mud-slinging frenzy you, and/or your sparring partner, may have said something derogatory, been less than complimentary, and maybe even down right rude.

But it didn’t stop there did it? You and your opponent went your separate ways, maybe slamming a few doors, making ultimatums, saying “I quit!”, getting the last word in etc. Did it end there? Oh no! You probably went away and stewed for hours, days or even months. You replayed the whole scenario in your head over and over again thinking “I should have said that!”, “Why did they say that?”, “I was right!”, “They were way out of line!” and so on.

Now I feel exhausted!

Any how, the point I am making is that a negative thought about someone or a situation can grow at an exponential rate, getting bigger and bigger, angrier and angrier, uglier and uglier. Research shows that for every complaint, be it thought or outwardly spoken, you need to back it up with ten positive compliments to tip the scale, thus lessening the emotional effect on yourself. I find it fascinating that science has come up with an actual formula, a definite figure, to counter the impact of a negative thought.

But there is a catch!

Let’s say I complain about the weather; I have to come up with ten things that I can positively say about the weather, just to cancel out my negative attack. Kind of puts complaining into a new perspective doesn’t it?

So the next time you are at the verge of complaining your coffee is cold, think again! It may become an Olympic task just to think up ten happy thoughts about coffee!………..As they say “Misery Loves Company” :)

Kick Start Your Day with Abraham-Hicks

Here is a great two-part video on Ester Hicks, channelling Abraham, talking to a guy who wants to win the lottery jackpot. Although it does relate to winning the lottery, the message rings true for anything you wish to attract into your life – using the Law of Attraction.

I have never seen a channelled message flow as freely. It is energetic, fun, motivational, inspiring, uplifting and really gets you in the zone.


Abraham-Hicks Winning the Lottery, Part 1

Abraham-Hicks Winning the Lottery, Part 2

Written in the Stars, a Million Miles Away

Solar System

For the first time, in over a decade, we have been able to see five planets in the solar system, in the northern hemisphere this month.

The view from my back garden has been amazing. Looking up into the night sky at the planets, which seemed soo close you could almost touch them. Wondering what is out there, wondering what is happening on Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn, and Mars. With a child like innocence you could almost lose yourself, gazing up into the night sky. Truly magical.

It made me ponder about astrology, and whether the planets really effect our lives.

Many moons ago, I shared the philosophies of Bishop Albert Magnus, in Saintly Souls, who believed the stars influenced our lives and even predicted our future. So, in the interest of science [OK, my challenging, temperamental, argumentative spirit] I put forward reasoning, rationality and a hint of sparkling enchantment to see what transpires.

As it is only the first quarter of 2012 I should really stick to that time frame, in order for this uncontrolled analysis. Both my husband and I are Sagittarius, therefore the forecasts have a 1/2 ratio of getting it right. So with a reasonably small, 26 page, 2012 forecast in front of me and a plethora of web pages at my finger tips I shall begin…………

Russell Grant’s 2012 Starcast, forms the main basis of my deliberation. It is written by one of the UK’s most famous, and highly effervescent, Astrologers. I have picked up his points on January, February, and March and confirmed or invalidated the predictions below.

Prediction:  5th & 28th January are lucky days. 9th January – check complicated transactions, legal documents.

Response: Nope, no luck or complications.

Prediction:  February; there is a problem with your home that will be put right.

Response: We moved home at the end of February due to damp proofing issues – problem solved!

Prediction:  New household agreements in March will lift weight off shoulders

Response: A letting go of control and a new way of thinking has evolved this month

Prediction: 13th March – You could become quite important within your community and un-missable opportunities will boost your standing.

Response: Husband’s book schedule agreed. Managed to speak to my Brother, who is in Afghanistan, to let him know our Aunty had passed away. We won £150 on the lottery.

Although the occurrences have an air of similarity to the predictions, there are no “exact hits” here. It could just be a matter of coincidence, coupled with my belief that we instinctively find sequences, which may not actually exist. Again, in our household there is a 1 in 2 chance of getting it right, as my actions and thoughts are not an exact replica of my husband’s actions or thoughts.

It is not surprising that a large proportion of the horoscopes I viewed all say the same thing, which would make sense as the astrologers have all been taught the effects of Mars, new moon etc. on each star sign. The horoscopes may also be written for specific demographics, but the brass tax does not really change. They tend to make generalised, sweeping statements, which I suppose gives them a sense of credibility, in order to fit all manner of personalities and situations.

However, the tabloid horoscopes are the most bizarre! They propose warnings on an apocalyptic level, some of which quite blatantly tell you not to bother getting out of bed!

There is no doubt that astrology is an art, possibly a science [on a metaphysical level], but definitely something you need to study before attempting a forecast, prediction, chart etc. But in fairness, the best way to find out if it does make sense and rings true is to look backwards, as opposed to your year ahead.


Well, what happens if you are told in October 2012 you are going to have a really bad month? There are going to be problems in your relationship, work, family life for example. Then take the theory that the world acts as a mirror, and what you give out you get back, whether it be positive or negative thoughts and feelings.  Are you not going to look for what has been suggested in your stars, are you going to anticipate it, manifest it yourself even if it is not what you want?

The cautionary moral of the story is:

Yes it is fantastic, spooky, amazing when the predictions are right, but as for actively seeking your stars first thing in the morning? You might as well decide to stub your toe as soon as you get out of bed, burn your toast, forget your phone, miss your train, spill coffee on the report that needs to be handed in by 10am, end up with the dregs in the work canteen as you missed first dibs by re-doing the report [which was hours late, much to the displeasure of your boss]. Finally at the end of your day you go home, in dire need of a glass of wine, end up drinking the bottle and wake up the following morning with a raging hangover – just to start all over again.*

OK, I have slightly over cooked the issue, but you can probably see where I am coming from……………

Save the daily paper for tomorrow and you might be pleasantly surprised by its accuracy.

*Just to clarify: I am human; therefore I do stub my toe, I don’t burn toast as I’m not a fan, I do go into meltdown if I forget my phone, I walk to work, I have a tendency to spill coffee on myself rather than inanimate (open to opinion) objects, I live on protein bars and I don’t drink wine as it renders me horizontal almost instantaneously.

Happy star-gazing.

Holistic Words Quick Quote

“This could possibly be the best day ever
And the forecast says that tomorrow will likely be a million and six times better.

So make every minute count, jump up, jump in and seize the day, And let’s make sure that in every single possible way,
Today is gonna be a great day!”

~ Bowling For Soup

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A Hidden Dark Dimension

Dark Hidden DimensionScientists believe that within our universe a strange mass and force, called dark matter and dark energy, exists.

(Stick with me, the ending is awesome!)

But why have they labelled this matter and energy “dark”? Is it because they cannot see it and thus it is hidden, in a far away place, away from the light? Or have they seen this dark matter and dark energy but the calculation of a precise mathematical equation, to explain it, currently deems it as a “still under debate” theory?

According to Dr Brian Cox (OBE) we can only scientifically describe 4% of everything within our bodies, our surroundings, our world and our universe. Therefore 96% of the universe is made up of “something else” force and energy – a photograph of which has now (reportedly) been captured.

Lisa Randall, a theoretical particle physicist (breath), has put forward the idea, that on a physical/human level, gravitational forces do not allow us to see what she believes could be in another dimension, or parallel universe. The theory is this dimension is in fact microscopically close to our dimension, so close it is nearly touching our skin! It certainly makes sense that Professor Randall is looking at dark matter/energy AND the theory that particles (matter), that do not fit together, are separated in a fourth dimension.

I have come up with my own abstract thought that dark matter and dark energy really is within this fourth dimension, and, based on an actual occurrence, you can catch a glimpse of it.

I shared a rather bizarre experience I had, some six months ago, with a fellow blogger this week. This is what I wrote: “I had a session with a quantum/angelic guidance therapist some six months ago. Something very surreal happened. The room we were in disappeared! I could just about see the couch he was sitting on but there was no floor beneath him, the walls vanished and the man in front of me had changed + there was “someone” else in the non-room with us. Sounds really odd/wacky when you relay it back but I know it happened.”

I feel I need to further clarify the experience: The cream painted walls, the grey carpet, the green lamp, everything became a dark nothingness. It was just me, the therapist and “an other” in this, for want of a better word, void. So, could we have slipped into the other dimension? Was I being shown something that I needed to see, in order for me to piece it together in my own mind at this specific moment? Or was I just going completely nuts? But then again, think about all the NDE’s (near death experiences), the similarities in the descriptions etc………dark space, dark tunnel, light at the end etc., etc………………………………….

On my mission to find more info, I fell upon quite a few websites focusing on the great spiritual shift. I admit, I blatantly dismissed the shift last year as being utter nonsense. And what I have come across, in the last few days, ties in well with my current banter. I note; the shift is about becoming more open and aware of our perception, and looking beyond our physical world.

Many writings suggest there is a lifting of the veil. which, in religious terms, relates to the apocalypse. But in spiritual terms it is an opening of an invisible “curtain” between us, our created perception of the world around us and the spirit world, so is that what I experienced? Is dark matter, dark energy, the fourth dimension a step closer to proving our continuous existence? And is the shift a realisation, a “turning the world on its head” and everything the human world has perceived as reality is quashed, and a new perception born?

Lets say the physicists find the key that unlocks the fourth dimension. That key allows them entry, at any time, and they can unequivocably provide proof that we are practically in it, anyone can have access to it, and that within this dimension there is a parallel universe with another you in it!

Mmmmmmmmmm, I quite fancy a spot of quantum jumping:

“Would you like to pop to the fourth dimension before dinner?”

“Oh yes, why not indeed!”

I will confess, what I know about physics (and I have only managed to spell physicists correctly once!) I could write on an A5 piece of paper, as you could say science was not my buddy at school.

But that would have to be a OMG! moment right? That the next dimension is really “here”, we could step into it, we could touch it, feel it, experience it.


Is Our Reality Really Real?

Multi Dimensional UniverseToday’s topic of conversation, between my husband (Jeff) and I, was a rather mind-boggling one. We were discussing whether we are actually real.

It went downhill and totally screwy from there I’m afraid……………………….

Jeff had just finished listening to Deepak Chopra, on YouTube, who offers a theory that when we look at a human being we are not actually seeing a human being, as we are not real. Now, I have not viewed the podcast, and given my state of mental musing overload, from our odd theoretical debate, I may leave that one for another day.

So, given my husbands synopsis of Deepak’s talk, I interjected a few “out there” spanners in to the tool box.

Lets say he is right and we are not “real”, then what on earth are we?

Could one singular Source/Higher Being/The Divine/God etc. be every single one of us, using us to experience every known experience? Could the reality we perceive - every tree, every animal, every human, every atom, every microscopic proton particle - be a complete fabrication and the world, we have been “told” to see, is just some kind of dimensional matrix created by this one source? If it where fact would it make you feel empowered, free, cheated or pointless?

OK then, how about this one:

We are, at this specific moment in time, living our lives in several parallel universe’s. We could be running alongside our “other lives”, experiencing different things, all at the same time. If we do have multiple, simultaneous lives could the multi-parallel universe be our back-up plan, and therefore if we go off course we could, in theory, quantum leap from one moment to another.

Quantum mechanics, I am led to believe, is the science that explains why things are the way they are, how they work and how they react (OK, that was ubber clumsily basic!). The scientist have proven – which I use in the lightest term possible - that a change to one atom, which has become “related” or “entangled” with another atom, directly affects the behaviour of said atom – regardless of the distance between the two. With that in mind, and the fact that quantum scientists believe that everything in the universe is all made up of the same stuff, AND if every affected atom across the universe directly affects another atom, then are we not all connected to everything within the universe?

So, if we are all connected to everything in the universe, and throwing probability into the mix, and the knowledge that quantum leap actually happens, can we not connect on a more telepathic level, and thus could our brain waves actually connect to other brain waves? My husband said that he has had increasing occurrences where he has thought about someone and, for a very split nano second, he has felt that he is that person. Mmmmm………interesting.

Are you still there?

Anyhow………I am toying with a few other possibilities at the mo, but for now I think my cerebral cortex needs a time out.

I must add these snippets are more “what if’s….” and are not my actual beliefs. But I do hope it has given you a bit of food for thought, and I would absolutely love to hear your thoughts and ideas.

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Huge Thank You to Angie at: for nominating me for this award – she is inspiring, warm and knowledgeable.


It’s means so much when someone tells you they like your work and even nicer when they show how much. I love to write and there is nothing better than finishing a post and hitting that publish button. Awesome! I have visited soo many great, inspiring, thought provoking writers on Wordpress, in such a short period of time – it’s just amazing!

Here are the rules for this award:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link back to their blog

2. Share 7 things about yourself

3. Pass the award to 7 nominees

7 Things about Myself

  • I am a mum of 3 boys and a grumpy cat
  • I have been married for nearly 18 years
  • I live somewhere in the wilds of Berkshire, UK
  • My “day job” is a totally un-spiritual one, as I am a credit controller
  • I am a qualified Reiki Practitioner & facial skincare therapist
  • I love shopping, so I am in the process of becoming a millionaire
  • I have been dying my rogue grey hair since I was 18!

I would now like to pass down the nominations to these brilliant blogs:

Man, that was a difficult one!

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it so keep doing what you’re doing.

Blog on!



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