Hello, and happy December! As a thank you for all your support this year, I have one exclusive, limited edition, signed 2020 calendar to give away in a competition. The signed calendars are something I have traditionally done on my author page every year since 2013, and until 2020, they have always been about my books in the past.
This year, I did not want to break tradition! But because I have no books due out immediately, the calendar instead sneaks a peek at my upcoming angel oracle deck, with a card turned over specifically for 2020, and an additional message for all to accompany the card. The card and message represents the energy going into the new year and what we all need to remember to hold in our consciousness to help us vibe high as the year progresses. The message is for everyone and you can see it below as you enter.
In addition, the winner of the calendar will receive a personalised channelled message for 2020, handwritten on the back of the calendar. (This will be a short message to fit on the back.)
Thank you! The calendar is pictured below - there is only one - and the entry rules and terms can be found at the bottom of this page.
Your message for 2020 from the angels is "Faith Over Fear".
In short, 2020 is all about destructuring our lives (whatever you consider structure to be). This could happen by choice through your decision to change something, or it could be enforced externally. The destructuring process will leave some feeling disoriented and anxious. In 2020, we are being called to focus on our internal, personal relationship with faith (whatever faith means to you) in order to navigate external surroundings and dissipate fear. This will also hold personal meaning for people in relation to areas of their private lives (relationships, jobs, societal integration, etc.) The two messages given on the calendar will help you stay focused and remind you of what is important during this process. It's ALL about the structures we rely on coming down. The purpose? To make room for something better, of course.
The card printed on the calendar, from my upcoming Messages from the Angelic Realm oracle deck, reads: "Take heart, it is not as bad as it seems. Your mind is in shadow, fearful of the terrible mountains it has put in your path, but the mountains are mere bumps in a road you secretly long to take - this journey matters so much to you - that's why you're scared. We ask you to have faith; trust in the process; in you; in the universe. Ask your angels to guide you, and we will."
Please also take note of the additional channelled message written next to the Faith Over Fear card on the calendar.
To enter to win the one calendar I have, along with an additional message bespoke to you from the Angelic Realm, please see the guidelines below.
TWO STEPS TO ENTER
That's it. All the email addresses will be collated at the close of the competition and one will be drawn to win the calendar. You'll then be contacted individually, and the winner will be announced by first name and country, at the bottom of this post and on the Of Angels & Stars FB page.
Good luck, and thank you!
Terms: Entrants must be over 18 years of age, and give a working email address so they can be contacted (they are advised to check their spam box or our Facebook page the day after the close of the contest). One entry per person. One calendar is available as the prize and it cannot be swapped for any other prize. This contest is open internationally. It closes on Sunday 15th December at 10 p.m. (GMT). The winner will be announced on Monday 16th December, and the calendar posted out on Tuesday 17th December, pending response from the winner. This giveaway is run by Dianna Hardy who is responsible for the distribution of all prizes, and is not affiliated with any other organisation.
This video originally aired on 25th July, 2019 as a Facebook Live.
Written by author, Dianna Hardy
Of Angels & Stars Blog Creator, and Site Founder
My very first memory is of being just under one year old, and led through a crystal cave full of stalagmites and stalactites by my mum (I had only just learnt to walk). This was in Portugal. Having spoken to my uncle, the cave might have been Grutas de Mira de Aire. On the right, on the cave wall, there was a rope that ran the length of it. I asked her what it was there for. She said it was in case the lights went out and people needed something to hold on to help them walk in the dark. I then asked her what the red, rectangular box was, also on the wall of the cave above the rope. She replied it was an alarm in case of a fire.
We continued on to the centre of the cave, and there lay Snow White carved out of ice, lying in her glass coffin. It was beautiful. I knew the story of Snow White - I knew she was dead, but waiting for love to bring her back to life.
I have always known that I was shown this by Spirit, and remembered this memory, for an important reason.
Snow White also happened to be the first film I ever saw at the cinema when I was three. (Perhaps my mum really loved Snow White!) It was another memory that stuck with me - particularly the scene where the witch creates her poisoned apples and they shone and sparkled red.
Less than a year later, the world 'apple' would lead me to a humiliating, silencing punishment at the Chinese school I went to (still three years old). The painfully shy girl to my right was being picked on by the teacher to answer a question. She was so shy, she did not want to speak, even though I knew she knew the answer. (The answer, by the way, was 'apple'.) I prayed for her to say it, "Apple, apple, apple," I whispered to her across our desks. But she went red and said nothing, and I knew she would get punished for it. I was also getting told off for my whispers, and I suddenly had the bright idea that only a three-year-old could have. "If I keep whispering and get told off instead, they'll leave her alone." Which seemed fair enough to me because she didn't deserve to be punished for an answer she knew just because she was too shy to speak. I knew the punishment would be a rap on the knuckles and me taken to the front of the class where I would be made an example of by having my mouth taped up. Fine. I was prepared. What transpired though, I didn't foresee. They took both of us to the front of the class, and the girl I'd tried so hard to protect had her mouth taped up, too. The guilt I felt was astronomical. I was branded with a lesson I have tried to undo my whole life: when I live my truth, others get hurt. (Apple, apple, apple....)
Moving on ... there were so many dreams. I spend most of my childhood journeying in dreams and talking to my spirit guide. The Otherworld was where everything made sense, and where I found home away from my awake-world home. I remember purposely leaving my body just before falling "asleep" (I knew how to do this) and off I would go.
About every four years, I would have the same dream: I'm standing on the white sands of a tropical beach, and over the sea on the horizon, a storm begins to brew. The sky goes dark. Sometimes, the storm takes the form of a cyclone, and sometimes a hurricane. In any case, a tsunami is created and the hugest wave from which there is no escape comes hurtling to shore. I am with someone, but I don't know who - a friend. And although I know it's the end, I also know there is no end. All I feel is a swell of love and joy that rises up through me, and that's how the dream ends.
I believe, we, as a human race, have entered a pivotal time in the history of our collective consciousness. This is what the earth shift is. It is an awakening through understanding, through a breaking of belief, and a reclaiming of true power. It has been driven by digital, global communication, allowing us to see world events and smaller, personal events from many perspectives at once, leading to an energetic fracturing as we re-align ourselves with our integrity based on these new perspectives. The material manifestation of this fracturing is, among other things, a changing climate that will do what it needs to do to see our new consciousness realised. And this is not to say that other, linear time factors are not also at play to bring our new reality to us; rather that there are many levels of reality from the physical to the celestial, and they all work together to bring about change. As above, so below.
Further down, I have gone into more detail about what the earth shift means to different people in the hope that you might find your place among the information - there is quite a bit of variation about it online and from those I speak to.
For me, it is an event I knew was coming as a small child. I felt it every time I looked at the horizon across the sea on the island I grew up in. It is my first memory, my bitten apple; it is choking the apple back up with love and finally living truth. It is my transformation, and my ocean, and my role in it all becomes more clear to me by the day, in this life and in what comes next, beyond. Just like at the end of my dream, I will go into it on a swell of love and joy, and a leap into the fifth dimension, free.
PERSPECTIVES ON THE EARTH SHIFT (AND SEEING THROUGH FEAR)
Type "earth shift", "5D ascension", "earth ascension", or "fifth dimension" into your Google search and you'll find yourself a lot of information about this ascension process - what it is and what it means. More confusing, some of the information will be a little different across sites and takes a lot of reading and sifting through to get to grips with what's going on. The very simple reason for the unreliable narration is that pretty much everything about this is channelled information - how can it not be? We are trying to translate and predict energy - this is, first and foremost, an energetic shift. On top of that, most people don't even align with the notion of alternate dimensions, let alone anything else you might want to throw into the mix.
But almost everyone I talk to knows something's up, even if they can't name it; even if it's little more than an abstract feeling floating around their consciousness. And even on an earth-plane level, it seems clearer and clearer we are reaching the ends of our limits with the changing climate, the economic stretches on our societies, the political disturbances, and so on.
So ... let's start with the reliable narrator (as reliable as these things can be, anyway): for thousands of years, this "shift" has been alluded to across ancient civilisations, tribes and cultures, the most famous being the end of the Mayan Calendar on 21st December, 2012 - an important cessation because the Mayans were so meticulous with their mathematics and astronomy, it's asinine to think they would have ended the calendar on that date for no reason. While some imagined the "end of the world", that was always unlikely to be the case since the world has been here for approximately 16 billion years and has undergone shifts like this before.
Many spiritual thinkers believe that at the point the Mayan calendar ended, earth entered the photon belt that orbits the Pleiades star system - an orbit that takes approximately 26,000 years to complete. Funnily enough, the precession of earth’s rotational axis (the Earth's "wobble"), also takes approximately 26,000 years to make one complete revolution.
The Hopi are well known for prophesying that our negligent plundering of the earth will lead to massive destruction for our species. They predicted the end of the Fourth World (our current world) and the beginning of the Fifth. All but one of the portents in this prediction have come to pass and the time very much does feel like 'now' for the last one to manifest. I will add, though, that I don't put too much faith in prophesies myself - I've always believed they are there to guide us into making better choices, and they "come to pass" only if we continue on our (often negative) trajectory (which we sort of have, to be fair - whoops).
I would hazard a guess that many native american and indigenous tribes around the world might hold similar prophecies - these were rarely written, but passed down by word of mouth. This only makes sense to me, though. If I were a tribe elder (and I have been in past lives), and I witnessed a cruel invasion of my land by dispassionate strangers who cared not how the earth that fed and housed them worked, I would also foretell destruction. It would be crystal clear and completely logical to me.
Then, of course, there are ancient Sumerian, biblical, and pre-Christian prophecies to take into account which have a bit less to do with the consequences of earth-plundering and more to do with angry gods who are potentially extraterrestrials. Have fun with those - they're certainly intriguing!
Prophecies aside, there are some interesting factors that make 2019 onwards unique: the fact we're about to enter/have just entered a Solar Minimum which will increase cosmic ray activity across the earth's weakening magnetic field (thus increasing radiation levels); that the Shumann Resonance of the earth has been increasing gradually since 2017 (and spiking lots) for an indiscernible reason; and that the magnetic poles of the earth have been gradually shifting their course for a while - some predict a full pole reversal because the last one was over 750,000 years ago and we are well overdue one. If nothing else, this all opens our eyes to how microscopic we truly are amid the entire universe, the expanse of which holds more stars than there are grains of sand on our planet.
In short, quite an awful lot of elements seem to be converging into this "now" moment that makes the "earth shift" an actual thing we all should be taking note of.
So ... what is it? I'm going to get a bit more esoteric here (after all, this is a site where I talk about angels, okay?)...
First of all, and perhaps most importantly, the earth shift is a shift in consciousness. That of the earth and that of mankind. Let's start with mankind - us: our perception creates our reality. The earth and her inhabitants, including all our man-made structures and systems would not exist in this way if we had not made it so, and we did make it so - all of us. So, in order to change the world for the better, we have to change our consciousness for the better. This is a very basic level of the shift, but a necessary one from which not much else in this third dimension can spring. Now, you cannot change the collective consciousness without changing your personal consciousness - indeed, the collective consciousness is simply the sum of over 7 billion single models of consciousness combined. Changing your personal level of consciousness is all about getting in touch with who you are, who you want to be, tapping into your higher mind, your intuition, your feelings, your heart, clearing your fears, and finally - finally - learning how to live the life you were actually born to live by realising you are the creator (god) of your life trajectory. And in this dimension all of this should be done in balance with the earth, for she provides you with the strongest foundation for achieving your dreams - actual, real security. (*Yes, I have highlighted this in pink for a reason.)
Now let's look at the earth. Gaia has a consciousness herself - something that, while modern science might not recognise, quantum physics is beginning to, and our indigenous elders always knew. Gaia is a living, breathing body with cycles and needs of her own, and she wants to ascend into a higher dimension in alignment with other forces in the solar system and galaxy which also have their own cycles and needs. For her to deny this need would be for her to sink out of alignment with The Whole. So, Gaia is rising - into the fifth dimension.
The key to understanding our place in her rising is this: we are also Gaia. We are all connected and all one. As souls outside of these human bodies we would instantly feel our connection to all the life that flows along the matrices of the cosmos. In these bodies, however, having forgotten our true heritage as star beings, we view ourselves as separate from all.
Once we realise that in order to stay on this earth with Gaia we have to rise with her, the ascension process itself becomes clearer: mum wants to change location. As her children we will be given a choice: go with her to her new home, or go elsewhere. (Indeed, we are fully grown adults and should probably have "left home" a long time ago! But we forgot where we came from and aren't taught where to go, or even how to get there any more.)
If you choose to go with Gaia into the fifth dimension, you will go through the ascension process (and many of us already are). This process is specifically about moving from duality into unity. It is about creating heaven on earth. The fifth dimension does not allow unresolved fears and shadow beliefs to enter it - these things can't enter because they are of a much lower energetic vibration and you will, for want of a better phrase, energetically short-circuit if you try and carry all that into the fifth - it's all got to be cleared first. It sounds like a tall order, but it really is possible - I'm doing it right now and I know when I'm in the fifth and in the third - I'm beginning to be able to tell the difference, although currently, mostly in terms of my consciousness.
It is said that the physical body will follow the consciousness, and when the time is right, each person partaking in this process will experience a full-bodied evolution into the fifth. This has been referred to as the reactivation of our full 12-strand DNA - we currently only use 2 strands. It's also referenced as the creation of the silicon-crystalline body - the luminous body - from our current carbon-based structure and is a reason for the so-called 'ascension symptoms'. (I've had a few strange ones - the key to knowing if they're ascension symptoms is partly intuition, and partly the out-of-placeness of them; the oddity. Do check with your doctor if you're not sure, though - I'd better say that!) This is literally the physical part of the ascension process, and yes, it sounds far out - it's taken me longer to get my head around this concept - but I do believe such a physical transformation is possible for reasons which I won't go into publicly as they're both personal and private. At this point (full-bodied evolution), you'll be in superhero territory, but for real rather than just reading about it or watching the impossible on film. This is the point where you fully encompass your star being heritage and remember that all those stories of Greek gods and giants and demi-gods and beings with otherworldly power, are true. This completes your ascension process. It's a little like "death" except instead of leaving your body, you'll be transforming it and taking it with you, thus becoming "homo luminous" and potentially ending the need for reincarnation. You are now a fifth dimensional being of the New Earth.
If you choose not to rise with the earth, and to continue on elsewhere in the third dimension, you won't be aware of the ascension process at all (because you have chosen not to focus your consciousness there), but you will still be aware of (likely drastic) changes around you in both third-dimensional earth (or earth replica) and in society, and you will apply your own third-dimensional logic as to how that happened and what's triggering it: climate change, war, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes and flooding - I have no idea, these are examples off the top of my head. You will not be aware that others have evolved into the fifth dimension; just that they disappeared (if you are aware of them at all). This dissonance is possible because the rate of frequencies are so different on each plane that someone in the third dimension simply isn't aware of someone in the fifth, just like how right now, most people are not aware of the entities and spirits that live around them in other dimensions (fairies, angels and other star beings, those passed on, etc). In fact, you may even think you're the lucky ones on earth that are still hanging on and most others just haven't survived.
Having said that, some very brave few will choose to remain in the third dimension knowing about the ascension and having full ability to ascend, specifically in order to help those who cannot or will not ascend. Be nice to them - these will be your warrior heroes of light.
Inhabitants of the new third-dimensional earth will now go through another (26,000 year?) cycle where lessons will have to be learned again through the physical reincarnation process.
What happens from then on, on either dimension, I have no idea. We will all create as we go.
And there you have it - that's what the Earth Shift is. It's happening right now, already, person-by-person. At some point, there may be some kind of en-masse ascension - or pockets of time where many go at once - but I think for the most part, it will be like this: paced. I realise it sounds rather apocalyptic, but I really don't think it needs to be a frightening thing and certainly not the "end" (there is no end). Remember that the higher frequencies of fifth dimensional vibration are those of love, light, joy, truth, unity and peace. You cannot get there without already vibrating to that resonance, and if that's your resonance, you will not attract a painful transformation, but a peaceful, joyous one, whatever happens.
In conclusion: the ascension process is something every being on earth will be given a chance to go through - you will get a choice. If you are reading this, you are being made aware of the choice - this is it. To summarise, this choice allows you to ascend to a higher dimension (higher state of consciousness) so you don't have to reincarnate in the third dimension again. If you already know your choice is yes, you can start your ascension process right now, consciously. How? Go back to the part above I highlighted in pink, and start there. Implement the points I made anyway you like - start anywhere you feel comfortable - and most importantly, don't stress about it. The best gift you can give yourself and your soul is to have NO FEAR. Live in love and courage, follow joy with trust, practice peace and non-judgment, and you'll already have a toe dipped into the fifth. You'll be just fine. (I've added some more points that may help below.)
Written by author, Dianna Hardy
Of Angels & Stars Blog Creator, and Site Founder
Anyone can read cards, and you can start right here. Take a look at the spread above, and then at the meaning of each position below. This is a four-card spread I created for use with ANY tarot or oracle card deck, and it is a specific spread for unexpected events on your path - moments when you go, "Oh, wow - I didn't see that coming. What now?"
To this end, I recommend you don't use this spread daily, but for times when sudden change enters your life (big or small).
If you are new to reading cards, you should have received a small instruction booklet with the deck of cards you have. As you're learning to develop the meaning of each card, it is perfectly acceptable to conduct this spread with the meanings given in the booklet - they might be brief, but they can still be relevant. Just go for it.
Example (brief) reading using the cards pictured above:
I offer The Wolf in My Path card reading (using various decks) in my store HERE with approximately 1000 words of information scribed for you, or spoken via video on Zoom.us
Written by author, Dianna Hardy
Of Angels & Stars Blog Creator, and Site Founder
Witch is a loaded word - the oppressive (and patriarchal) history of different cultures all have their part to play in that. Witch means different things in different countries, and in some, it still means torture and death for the one who holds that namesake (or the scapegoat who's labelled with it against their will). Therefore, "witch" still means to put yourself in the path of persecution by those who would benefit from your downfall.
It is not legal to be a witch in all countries. In the UK it is legal, but only since the repeal of The Witchcraft Act in 1951, before which time you could still be fined and imprisoned for displaying any type of connection with Spirit, whether healing, or divination.
So, first of all, this is what "witch" means to me:
Let's not forget how far we've come and how many (mainly women) have suffered at the hands of patriarchy, and let's not forget that in our forward-thinking, 21st Century world, the tide can turn in an instant. Anyone who thinks that's not possible only needs to look at what's going on in western society right now. Laws can be changed in the blink of eye on the tide of (often instigated) public opinion, leaving far too many people thinking it's all right for children - babies and toddlers - to be taken from their families (as just one example).
In 2019. Not 1951.
So, I use the word witch when I refer to myself, in part because we need to be mindful of the changes in society that seep in when we're not looking, trying to oppress us in the guise of "protection". It's a reminder to myself. And it's a reminder to anyone who finds my use of the word jarring. Good. Work on that. The witch has been in that place of oppression before. Let's do everything we can to make sure we don't go there again.
In terms of origins, there doesn't seem to be a set one for the word "witch". Look at the Online Etymology Dictionary for a reference; check out Power in the Name: The Origin and Meaning of the Word "Witch", by Michael Dilts for another.
To me, a witch is a:
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This is a love-focused, positive space that does not shy away from the darkness within life, but seeks to transform all shadows. Images and article topics include angels, starseeds, universal laws, Toltec and other shamanic wisdom, the earth shift, and all the ways we can live impeccably and vibrate to the highest possible frequencies.