By Leona Thomas
When I was a kid I heard somebody say that 4 leaf clovers were lucky. But although I loved to sit outside on the grass and look at the tiny flowers growing there, I never bothered to look for a 4 leaf clover growing in the clover patch because I just knew that such a thing was not possible for me.
Perhaps you can relate to this?
Fast forward to 2013.
I was staying at a campsite just outside Glastonbury, England and I was doing a lot of self-healing for the childhood abuse I had lived through. It was intense. One day I finished my healing session and was immediately overcome with fatigue. I slept for about 30 minutes. Then I woke up with a strange vision inside my head.
Eventually I asked, "Why am I looking at a patch of clover?" I didn't hear an answer but somehow I just knew this was a patch of 4 leaf clovers. And I was not impressed.
I got off my campbed, muttered under my breath, "Yeah; RIGHT!" and stomped out of my tent. I forgot the vision and went on with my life.
That afternoon; as I wandered through the fields, I was once again drawn to the pink clover flowers. I had been enjoying looking at them for about a week and every day I had called to the Spirit of the Clover to join with me. I made my way through the fields - there was clover growing everywhere.
Then I stopped walking.
I realised I was standing in the midst of a huge patch of clover. I crouched down and looked closer at the leaves. I was just about to get up and go when I noticed one leaf was growing taller than all the others. It was a 4 leaf clover!
I picked it and returned to my tent.
Wow! 'A 4 leaf clover for someone like me?' I thought.
I showed it to the lady who was staying nearby in her camper-van. She also had never seen a 4 leaf clover in real life. We were both astonished and delighted.
The next morning I was walking towards the campsite kitchen when a spirit voice said to walk the other way round. So I set off in the opposite direction and soon I was at my favourite field. Again I called to the Spirit of the Clover to join me because those pink flowers were so pretty. I wandered through the field enjoying all the plants and flowers and trees.
And then I stopped walking.
I discovered that I was again standing in the midst of a huge patch of clover. The field was full of them. I crouched down again. I found and picked FOUR 4 leaf clovers.
I was stunned.
The girl who had known she would never see a single real 4 leaf clover because she was so unlucky had just picked four of them! I rushed back to my tent to store my treasure and then went on to the kitchen.
That afternoon I was coming back from the kitchen when a spirit voice spoke again. It told me to walk the other way back to my tent so I set off down the lane. Then I climbed over a gate and was back at my favourite field. There were so many long grasses and wild flowers growing there that it was like a meadow. And there were a lot of clover patches everywhere.
As I began to walk I felt a strong male presence with me. He was on my left side and was only as tall as my knees. And he was very happy. I didn't hear anything but I was suddenly roaring with laughter. There was something funny going on but I had no idea what it was!
As I walked round that meadow field with my happy little male friend, I had a strange thought. 'I wonder if there is such a thing as a 5 leaf clover?'
And then I stopped walking.
Again I was standing in the midst of a huge patch of clover. I had a plastic carrier bag with me because I had been on my way back from doing my dishes in the kitchen. Now the bag was very helpful.
As I crouched down and inspected the leaves growing there I discovered there really were 5 leaf clovers! I picked them and put them in my plastic bag.. In my right hand I held the 4 leaf clovers...
I counted the 4 leaf clovers as I picked them. They were growing tall so it made it easy to hold the stems.
The short male spirit was still by my side. He asked me, "Have you got enough yet?" and I replied, "NO!" and kept picking. He asked me that same question four times. And four times I gave him the same reply. I kept on picking and counting my 4 leaf clovers.
Eventually I stopped picking them because I couldn't hold any more in my right hand. I returned to my tent and discovered the lady was in her camper-van. I walked up to her with my posy of 4 leaf clovers.
"Look!" I said. "I have just picked THIRTY SIX 4 leaf clovers!"
She turned pale. I thought she would faint from the shock of it. "Would you like one?" She said yes. One fell on to the floor of her van so I gave her that one too!
And then I returned to my tent with my new treasure. I ate some of them because I thought that might put the good luck inside me. They just tasted like grass! And then I pressed all the 4 and 5 leaf clovers between the pages of a heavy book...
A few weeks later I picked some more fresh 4 leaf clovers and took them into Glastonbury. I had them laminated! They have travelled with me everywhere around the world since then. Over time they have browned and even begun to disintegrate as the plastic gets bent.
I don't know if you have ever picked a 4 leaf clover for yourself?
Now you know somebody who picked FORTY 4 leaf clovers in one day.
Maybe you think I am making up this whole story?
So I have some proof for you.
Just in case you want some good luck in your life today, I am attaching a photo of that laminate as it looks today. They say 'Seeing is believing.'
May this photograph bring good luck to you today and every day of your life.
Sometimes the universe is determined to get its message to you.
Clearly my Angels and Guides really wanted me to know that I WAS someone who deserved good luck and good things - and they made sure to show me in an unforgettable way!!!
By Leona Thomas
There are many ways to soothe your feelings when the modern world is overwhelming you. One of my bad habits is to reach for something sugary when my emotions are high, when I feel tearful and triggered by something. I learned to do this as a child. It is difficult to find a photo of my younger self that doesn't show me eating sweets or biscuits!
But now that Ramadan is here, I cannot eat or drink anything from sunrise (approximately 3.45am) until sunset (approximately 7.45pm) and the process of fasting and praying is really stirring up some very deep old feelings. The emotional pain is intense and I have no choice but to sit with it.
So what do you do when you cannot eat to make the feelings go away?
You have to listen to them. They each have a story to tell. The trick is not to get sucked in to that story because it will be distorted by your pain. When we are upset we do not see the world from a balanced perspective. Truth goes out of the window but our upset mind tells us that it knows the truth. It is not so.
So how do you navigate the world once you have been triggered?
Have you ever noticed that you can deeply hurt or offend somebody when you are upset? Misunderstandings get out of control and you can even lose the friendship or relationship because of your behaviour or something terrible that you said.
The trick is to realise that you may not be seeing things as clearly as your mind would have you believe. Walk away and calm down. There are many ways to calm down and we all enjoy different things.
You might watch a favourite movie or listen to some great music.
Or you might like to meditate.
Meditation doesn't have to be complicated. You do not have to twist yourself into a pretzel and sit in Lotus position. That is for yogis. That is the natural seated position in Asia. If you are not Asian let yourself relax. It helps to keep your back straight if you are going to meditate sitting down. But meditation can also include swimming lengths in a pool or painting something artistic for fun, or taking photographs of nature in the park.
In fact meditation is just a way to let your mind take a rest and to allow your heart energy to take centre-stage. When we let go of our mental focus and go within, our body lets go of its stress response and relaxation occurs.
This photograph was taken at Lake Temagami in Northern Ontario, Canada. On this website it is used to help people to choose which Soul Session is right for them. But it is a power photo in its own right. Try just sitting looking at this photo for 5 minutes and notice what happens. How did your feel before you looked at the picture and how did you feel afterwards?
If you look at the various pictures on this website you will notice that they have a way of inducing calm. See which photo you are drawn to. They have a magic of their own and the Angels work with you when you are just relaxing and gazing at them. The photos bring you back to your innate Divine connection.
Now that you are back in your balanced state of connection with your inner wise self, you can look at what your emotions and feelings are trying to tell you. And take action if it is necessary. Sometimes the only person who has to do something different is you. When you are balanced and being honest with yourself, you can see the easy natural way forward. When you see that somebody is treating you badly you also see that you allow them to do that to you. And you are given the delightful gift of seeing this, understanding it, and choosing a different kind of interaction next time.
My Ramadan 2018 is bringing up some very deep issues from my childhood. Old pains and old patterns, seeing and understanding it all without any feeling at all. But the feelings are then triggered in the current day due to a similar event suddenly taking place. The trigger happens; the pain is intense and then my over-emotional mind goes into 'let's tell a dramatic story about this' mode. None of these stories are true. They are over-reactions to everyday events - caused by intense pain in the past.
I cannot eat to silence the voices so I listen.
I breathe. I sing to myself. I listen to recordings of my own music and songs. I pray. I make new recordings of me praying and singing and listen to them too!
And through it all, I continue my daily practice of ritual cleansing and prayers 5 times each day.
The Ramadan practice is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it is creating a deep purging that is excrutiatingly intense. Yet on the other hand, it is softly nurturing me and there is a definite comfort from connecting with Allah, with surrendering on the prayer mat, asking for forgiveness and being alone with Allah. Yes, this whole Holy month is about renewing your personal connection with Allah. You may pray for yourself and others once you have completed your special Ramadan prayers.
As one who is always in service to others through The Divine, it is a deeply personal means of connecting with God - 5 times a day, stopping everything and cleansing and coming home on the prayer mat so that I may connect with Allah just for the sake of me. It is an act of full surrender to the Divine, knowing that everything in my heart is known, for good or bad, right or wrong.
Finally I am putting my needs ahead of everybody else. And through it all, through all the personal prayer time with Allah, Divine Love is always there to receive me. The greatest Love of All is always there for me and never turns me away. I am coming Home.
By Leona Thomas
This year I have been inspired to take part in the Muslim traditional fast known as Ramadan. I will be fasting and praying, following the tradition as accurately as I can.
I am not a Muslim. In fact, despite working with The Divine, I am not religious at all. I was baptised a Christian when I was 5 years old and my family didn't practise the religion. This has been helpful for my work - I didn't have to unlearn any dogma.
Although I don't follow any religion, I do have an intimate connection with the Angels and all that is Holy. And I have been guided to explore various religious practices along my journey.
In Nepal and Thailand I have done the Vipassana meditation retreat. In Canada I did a 40 hour Vision Quest in Northern Ontario and a 3 hour Vision Quest in Pennsylvania, USA! Some of these practices had a deeply spiritual side and others were more scientific.
Personally, i prefer the invitation to meet The Divine. And I love to experience The Divine through different cultures. From Nepal and India through Europe and America and Canada, finally I find myself in Africa.
Many Moroccans are relaxed about their religion. Certainly it is not strict like in Saudi Arabia. The women here may choose if they wish to wear the djellaba and can decide for themselves if they want to cover their head. However once Ramadan arrives, most Moroccans observe the full tradition and actually look forward to the Holy month of Ramadan.
I cannot say I am super excited like the Moroccans because I observe a little uncertainty rising inside me. What will I feel like if I cannot eat or drink anything at all day after day from sunrise to sunset? I have no practice of doing this. Indeed, I intensely dislike being thirsty...
Another thing that causes some concern for me are the Rituals. I am not familiar with them as I am not Muslim. I will be observing Ramadan as authentically as I can. But there will be some differences...
Firstly Allah will have to show great patience as it will likely take me a while to perform the Ritual Cleanse each of the five times before I pray. Then there are the positions during the prayers themselves. And finally, the prayers are Arabic. My mouth does not know how to make those sounds.
The main point of praying to Allah is to get out of your head and approach the Holy One with a humble open heart and honour him. So I shall speak the prayers translated into my native English language. This way I can go deep into my heart and speak knowing what I am saying, avoiding mis-pronunciations of Arabic that likely turn out to mean something terrible. Allah is patient and loving and kind. Of that I am sure. And he will need to be as the Muslims will complete their prayers much faster than I will.
I don't have a copy of the Quran either but I was privileged to stay with a family briefly last year at the start of Ramadan. I didn't touch their Holy Book as it is special to them but I can honestly say I could feel the Holy energy coming from it! That was a first for me.
So I am intrigued to experience praying to God as instructed in the Quran. This Holy Book was brought to Muhammad by Archangel Gabriel. He is one of the Angels that works with me in Integrated Energy Therapy. But we first met in 2006 in Sedona. Maybe that story will be blogged during Ramadan.
Because of the effects of fasting during Ramadan I will be unable to offer my usual work but the Angels have recommended that I make some new things available to you all during this special Holy celebration.
I will keep all things Muslim private as they are personal to me and in honouring of Allah and the customs of Islam. However I may share some of my experiences and observations when it feels right.
The Angels are keen to work with me during this Holy month, however, because the huge prayer field that is created is fertile ground for miracles. If you know how to use it you can transform your life. The Angels know what they are doing!
Ramadan starts on Thursday 17th May 2018 and My Ramadan 2018 will begin.
My Ramadan 2018
A personal deepening of my connection with The Divine
By Leona Thomas
Here in Morocco the cuisine is a curious blend of African spices with a strong French influence. And whilst most of my Moroccan friends will tell you they love drinking sweet green tea, and eating tagine and couscous, the thing that always seems to get them most excited is BREAD. They cannot have a meal without it. They even use it to pick up the food!
I have been in Morocco long enough now that I even joke, "Je suis Moroccan!" and that causes much hilarity. I am actually learning to like bread...
But it hasn't always been that way.
In 2015 I was visiting Pamiers in Southern France. It was a delightful small town with lovely architecture and some quaint shops and cafes too. France is great if you like very very small coffee and good pastries. And bread!
On this particular day I found myself walking towards a little park near to the Tourist Information Centre. I love nature so this was a real treat for me. There were few people there so I just wandered along enjoying the trees and the river.
Then I found a little pond with a railing all around it and a white swan seemingly imprisoned there. The only way it would get out was if it could fly but there wasn't much room for takeoff. I stood there leaning on the railing, looking at this swan. After a while I began to feel hungry.
My thoughts went to a local bakery I had seen earlier. Boy, did I feel hungry! Images of bread were now strong in my mind. I was thinking I MUST buy bread. I tried to reason with myself that I would be travelling later and didn't need any but I couldn't get the images of bread out of my mind. I couldn't understand why I was feeling so very hungry and desperate for bread but eventually I gave in to those feelings.
I stood up from the railing and turned round to go...
And discoverd a huge crowd of ducks had silently crept up behind me and were all standing there looking at me, expectantly!
Oh my God! I wasn't hungry at all!
I was receiving the telepathic signal from this huge gang of ducks that they needed food! And there were a lot of them! I had to laugh because I didn't even like bread. But those ducks were desperately addicted to it.
They could have gone and got their natural food at any time.
Instead they hypnotised me into going to the bakers to satisfy their cravings!
I wonder if they were visiting from Morocco?
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