by Celia Fenn
image by Jean-Luc Bozzoli at www.eyewithin.com
March 27th : The Equinox Magic and the Earth Changes.....and a Golden Gate...: What a Magical and Magnificent time we experienced over the Equinox period. There was such an opening of energies and a rush of love from the Elemental and Nature Kingdoms. Many of us were "lifted" up in spirit by the powerful and loving energies of Reconnection, so that the turmoil and anxiety of the economic problems of the old energy became something very far away. I was blessed to be part of a beautiful ceremony at the Star Gardens in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 20th, and then afterwards I went to the Golden Gate National Park with a group of friends for a three day spiritual retreat in the mountains of Africa. It was an awesome experience in which we truly felt the Love and Joy that is coming from nature at this time, and so when I arrived back in "civilization" and turned on the e-mail again, I was sad to see the gloom and doom about collapse, economic collapse and immanent natural disasters, that people fear as 2012 approaches. When will we all begin to realize that the Earth is moving into Higher Consciousness and she no longer needs to create disasters and trauma in order to change. We have all agreed, on the Collective level, that the changes will be as peaceful and gentle as possible, and so we need to begin to look to the future with optimism and joy, knowing that as the old leaves, new doors are being opened for all of us. We need to live with that confidence and create our lives with that confidence.
It is this energy of Joy and Rebirth and Reconnection that is so strong now as we move forward. So, here are some images from the Equinox in Africa that I would like to share with you. We celebrated in the Star Gardens in Johannesburg. The Gardens are created and maintained by Rene Geldenhuys according to a Sacred Geometric design by Winks Girdwood. From the air, you can see that the Gardens are designed in the form of a star, hence the name, Star Gardens.
On this particular Equinox, our task was to activate a Temple of Light for the Elemental Energies above the Star Garden, so that the Gardens could serve as a "seed point" for the return of the Elemental Energies in partnership with Humans for the New Earth in Southern Africa. It is a perfect spot, as the wisdom, love and care that has gone into the ongoing creation of the Garden can be felt as soon as you enter into the energy of the Garden. So, here are some images from our late afternoon ceremony in the Gardens. We began with a group meditation, and then we moved out to certain points in the garden to connect with the various Angelic, Devic and Keeper energies represented in the Garden itself. At each point we offered Love and Gratitude, and then created vibrations that penetrated into the earth with the energy of Drumming and Clapping. In this image you can see part of the group as we gathered around the central point or the Heart of the Garden to celebrate and give thanks for the Human Angel Energy of the New Earth.
When we connected with the Sacred Keepers of the Grids in Africa, the Keepers themselves are the White Lions. The Spirit of the White Lion is strong in the Gardens, especially because before the Gardens were the Gardens, there was a White Lion breeding program here. This picture shows the "house" that the lions were kept in, and the tree under which they would lie. We drummed and dedicated this spot to the Spirit of the White Lions and the Lion Keepers of the African Grids.
Here are some more images from inside the Garden Space.....in the late afternoon as the sun sets over a garden in Africa......
This Garden is privately maintained and cared for with great love and passion by Rene, and we at Starchild Global are looking for ways to support her work in this very important and beautiful project.
So...after the Ceremony and the evening Channel with Archangel Michael, the next day we headed south into the African grasslands, or Savannah and then up into the Maluti Mountains which border on the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Drakensberg Mountains of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. Our destination - the Highlands Retreat Cabins at the Golden Gate National Park. The name is derived from the "Golden" pillars of Sandstone Rock that act as "Gates" when you enter the area. Here is a picture of the "Gate", taken from the car as we approached.
They have a "presence" that indicates their role as Elemental guardians or Keepers of the mountains and valleys beyond.
As we approach the Highlands retreat, we have to share the road with some other , much slower, road users.....
But we didn't mind stopping to share this moment as a mother Zebra feeds her young.....
These are the Log Cabins that we stayed in for the three nights, high in the mountains. As you can see they are built in such a way to have minimum impact on the surroundings. I loved the grass on the roof! We used to go and sit on the roof and watch the sun going down over the Drakensberg Mountains in the distance.
It was also surprising to me that these buildings could be so well blended with the surroundings, and yet be so comfortable, my room was fit for a queen! And of course, sleeping in that absolute silence was wonderful....and the Milky Way was just a river of stars across the African sky at night. So magnificent!
And of course, walking in the Mountains...as a group of friends and star sisters was wonderful as well.....
And our walk shared by a solitary African buck that stood on the skyline.....
The three days passed very quickly, and were filled with the energy of Human Angelic friendship and the love of the Elemental and Natural Kingdoms. We all felt the powerful changes in our bodies as we shared with each other and held meditations, channels and ceremonies in our high mountain base. It was, perhaps, the first real manifestations of that New Earth partnership between the various Kingdoms that is now manifesting for all to enjoy and to provide Blessings and Abundance for us All!
We are indeed greatly Blessed at this time! We live in a State of Divine Grace and Abundance for which we express our Gratitude daily.