Every time I write an eshot or blogpost about ‘esoteric’ topics it is always in the knowledge that it will get its fair share of negative – and sometimes even abusive – responses from the cynics out there. [With this in mind, many thanks to the Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday for publishing a piece about this blog on Sunday 3 February without any of the mockery one can often get with journalists...]
Yet the more I discover about the metaphysical world, the more I feel I should share my own experiences, especially for others who are waking up to the realisation that there is more to life than just the material realm.
This post is about an experience which happened to me this morning, but for it to be meaningful to you I need to tell you the ‘back-story’ first.
Several years ago in January 2008 ‘Director’ magazine did a cover story on me, essentially an interview asking what the ‘failed Dragon’ had been doing in the three years since my first business Red Letter Days had crashed. During the interview I mentioned a Life Plan I wrote back in 2002, at the request of a friend who was training to be a life coach (before I understood about metaphysical principles or the Law of Attraction), where I had stated my intention: “By 2006 to have got rid of Red Letter Days so I can spend more time at home with my children, be creative and write.”
And of course the ‘Universe’ delivered that Cosmic Order to the very word, obligingly flushing my first business down the toilet on 1 August 2005 a week after the birth of my 4th son, creating in its wake a completely new business based from home – and then delivering both a publishing deal to write a book and another baby!
A Business Coach named Lucia Bardoul read the article and sent me an invitation to a weekend retreat designed for women business leaders being held at Windsor Castle that April called ‘Fire and the Feminine’ lead by contemporary shaman Judith Seelig. It sounded bonkers, but intriguing, and an eclectic group of us ‘power women’ turned up at St George’s House within the Castle grounds to no agenda, no structure and no clue what we had let ourselves in for! But the weekend was an incredibly powerful mix of yoga, chant and meditation in the presence of the amazing Judith (who many of you will have seen perform at our 12.12.12 One World event) plus two weirdly spooky experiences (more on those later) – which reduced me to tears.
After the event it was as if a channel had been opened and all sorts of magic started showing up in my life. As you start to awaken to the metaphysical world it can all seem strangely bewildering unless someone is on hand to explain what on earth is going on. That help came in the form of another coach – who I met randomly but synchronistically - Sue Bottomley . Sue suggested that I go on a ‘Journey’ meditation with her to meet my ‘Spirit Guide’. Which again seemed completely bonkers to me – as I had no idea what a Spirit Guide was, let alone the fact that I had one!
For the benefit of the cynics amongst you, both Judith’s retreat and the help from Sue were offered to me at no charge.
It was on that ‘Journey’ meditation that I met my spirit guide – St George.
Now this was all completely weird – as I had no conscious awareness of any connection to St George – but the dots very quickly joined up…
My family name on my mother’s side was Knight, and she had given me a sovereign from just before I was born depicting St George slaying the Dragon. I am a Dragon – both in the Chinese Astrology scheme of things, as well as via the TV show Dragons’ Den… A ‘Red Letter Day’ is traditionally a Saint’s day on the calendar where the date is marked in red. Our corporate colours were red on a white background. I also realised I had been ‘called’ before – to see a new client in Barcelona, whose patron saint is St George, where it was St George’s Day when we arrived. (I still had the red rose brooch pin, which was given to me as is the tradition there.)
And then looking back to the retreat at Windsor Castle, the first mystical experience happened in St George’s Chapel, home of the Knights of the Garter; the second during a yoga pose when the Scouts suddenly came marching round the corner to drums singing ‘Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord’. Because of course St George is the Scouts’ patron saint – and the retreat was on St George’s Day weekend!
And not only is the road leading in to Windsor Castle called Castle Hill, that’s also the name of the hill where I live in Bakewell !!!
Just too many coincidences to mention (and lots of others besides the above), yet I had no awareness whatsoever that my Spirit Guide had been sending subtle clues of his presence to me all my life.
Even now, when I am a low point, or questioning things, or in need of guidance, moments later I will suddenly see a St George’s flag or a red rose and know it is a message from spirit that all is well, that I am on the right path. And I have learned to pay attention to these signs when they show up as if they are saying ‘There’s something important for you to pay attention to here’.
Fast forward to 2012 which was both a year of amazing personal growth as well as challenges for me and I continued to go through the process of personal transformation. You often have to go through a breakdown to get to a breakthrough.
One Sunday morning for various reasons I was at a very low point of despair, and I asked God to send me help. Within 2 minutes the nearby church bells started ringing! I thought about going to Church (I am not particularly religious) but decided against it. However, I knew that the bells were a sign that God was listening and that something magical was about to happen…
Next day I was due to speak at a Women’s Enterprise event in Rotherham. When I arrived at the networking meeting the organiser asked me if I would mind doing my speech in the Minster (the central Church in Rotherham). I asked to be shown the venue and what should be waiting for me but a huge statue of St George slaying the Dragon. And of course it was 23 April! (St George’s Day)
The inspiration from the talk I did that day directly lead to my ‘Business Alchemy’ 28 day video programme – which I mind-mapped the next morning and then filmed over 4 days that week. Each of the 28 videos delivered without a script, simply channelling content around the theme for each day. And since it’s release in May 2012 Business Alchemy has become my most successful mentoring product ever.
Much other magic happened last year, not least the 12.12.12 One World experience – again delivered on the winds of Grace which has lead to much inspiration for new projects for 2013.
So back to today’s mystical experience…
Last week I was asked to do a telesummit interview where I had to offer a product to listeners to be broadcast in February. I decided to create an 88 day version of Business Alchemy designed to help manifest a prosperity generating project (in response to demand from people who said they would like a longer Programme). This morning I sat down to scope the mind-map of topics which had been bubbling through my head, basing the 88 Day Programme on a major new project which I had started to scope on Friday.
The first action I listed was to mark a cross on the 88 day programme end date on the calendar.
I took that action myself this morning and counted forward 88 days from Friday on the calendar.
You guessed it, the end date was none other than St George’s Day – 23 April 2013.
Coincidence, or Divine Guidance?
I continue to remain fascinated by the clues whispered to us by unseen realms and I would be fascinated to hear about your own Spirit Guide experiences!
Please use the comments box below to share your insights and stories as I know many would be intrigued to read them…