Solstice, Celebration and Meaning

December 22, 2011

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice Celebration

In our home we celebrate the Solstice, not Christmas, which is for many people becoming increasingly a time of despair and anxiety.  Solstice is one of the Sabbats that has been celebrated throughout time, and for us, it holds far more meaning than the often stress-filled day society tells us we must celebrate.  When we lived in Sydney, we used to hold a Boxing Day gathering for all our circle of friends who were traumatised by their family get togethers.  There were a lot of them!  So Boxing Day became a healing day with spiritual family.

Walking through a Canberra Mall last week to get new dog tags engraved for the dogs, I was overwhelmed by the massive despair that this time of celebration and giving is still creating.  Being an empath, I was feeling teary from the collective sorrow and stress.

Truly, it is time for a massive overhaul of how we consider celebrating Christmas. Talking to people in that mall, I found many were embracing a different approach to gift giving, many were tired of the ritual abuse of animals, and many were wondering where compassion had gone from the human species.   Christmas appeared to many to have become an empty shell, devoid of true meaning.

There must be something in my aura at the moment, because I had strangers asking me about veganism, wanting the world to be a better place for animals. One was a shop keeper who had only heard about it six months ago, and it was like a light had gone on, because she truly cared about animals.  Another was a young girl who served me a vegan meal at a café. I was insistent on no cheese or eggs or dairy, including butter, and she really wanted to get it clear for future customers. We had a great talk, and she told me how concerned she was at the horrors for animals, and wanted to see more social change. It was so lovely to have these conversations and connections with people who recognised the need for a better, kinder world. They wanted to talk to someone already on that path, who would validate their feelings, and give them the strength and direction to follow their heart wisdom.

And then I met one sad, young girl who said she had no plans for Christmas, and was clearly feeling upset about that.  I quickly confided that we didn’t either, and that it was a time to spend with the animals and nature, and give thanks for everything she has. As she has a couple of horses, it made her feel better, and she brightened.  She had been given permission to do her own thing, in her own way.

I’ve since heard that quite a few people are opting out of doing the Christmas thing this year, so it must be an idea that is catching on.  I have heard so many people say they are tired , and limping to the end of the year, and how much pressure Christmas giving puts on them.

We look forward to a Christmas Day of doing nothing, not even exchanging gifts. We will do ceremony on Solstice and be so grateful on Christmas Day for a complete day of rest.   We have library books ready! My extended famiy and I came into an agreement long ago not to do gifts at all. It has all become too much.

I say, let’s forget Christmas as it has been (a consumer junk feast), because, truly, the world needs less plastic tinsel  and unwanted gifts, and a lot more meaning.

Time for a makeover.

I love gifts as much as anyone.  Our family gives to the animals in need, and prefers spontaneous gifts that mean something.  As one of my friends said, “I spend on my children all year, and right at a time when I have big bills to pay, I’m expected to give big presents.”  That’s the stress of having to give at Christmas.

If you want to give, give to those in need – the animals and less fortunate people.  Foster an animal, or sponsor one.  Stretch a little to offer a homeless animal a home.  (In the past. most of our dogs have come to us around Christmas and January).  Plant a tree, do some voluntary work, give  things that people actually need or will nurture them in some way.  Give hand crafted gifts that support artists, or those in developing countries.  Give books or dvds that will inspire and uplift, ( and also support artists).  If you can’t afford to give now, pledge to give something later. Among the best presents I ever received was a song written by my husband, and my daughter’s first real observational writing. Dump the plastic because, truly, our Mother Earth cannot sustain greed and consumerism as it currently stands. And we need to teach our children different values, fast.

My work is about honouring the sacred. And here we have a special time – Solstice, New Moon, Christmas, all lined up in a row.  The astrology is demanding truth, the demise of the old patriachy, the tearing down of old structures, and liberation and freedom from the old ways and ideas that no longer work.

So how about we are honest with ourselves and follow our own truth at this time of year?  Isn’t it supposed to be about kindness, peace, contemplation, and compassion?  Instead of feasting on poor pigs and turkeys, perhaps it should be a day of peace for all species, and gratitude for all that we already have.  Gift giving is fine, when it is in perspective.  But somehow, in our society, the gift from the heart has been lost among the wrapping paper of commercialism and the idea sold to us that the bigger and the more expensive, the better.  I’d like to see gifts of love and compassion to the animals – farm animals spared and the homeless, homed.

As the Christians overlaid many of the pagan special days with their own, it is important to understand Christmas as more than the supposed birth of Christ (because that is truly up for discussion). Perhaps it is, symbolically, about Light.

This is how I like to think of our family celebration at solstice. This is a time of honouring the Light, as the summer solstice is the longest day of light in the year, and light is the middle part of the word en-light-enment.

Perhaps it is no surprise that it is the solstice on 21/12/2012 that is getting all the airplay as “the end of the Mayan Calendar” and the return of the Christ Consciousness on the planet. Please consider the numerology of the day – an 11.

Perhaps that is why 11:11 is showing up all the time.  Because it is about the Light giving us a shift in consciousness.  A massive shift of global consciousness.  If this year is anything to go by, despite all the density and horror that still remains, I have hope that this time next year will be dazzling, because people are waking up.

According to one writer about the number 11, Dee Finney, “Eleven brings the gift of spiritual inheritance, is gifted as the ‘Light-Bearer’. It is the number of the Light within all. Strengthened by the love of Peace, gentleness, sensitivity and insight.”

Sounds like a pretty good gift for Mother Earth next Christmas!

Celebrating Summer Solstice

This is a time of many names – Litha, Mid Summer’s Night Eve, Alban Hefin (the “light of summer” or The Light of the Shore in the Druid tradition). It is a time for celebration of crops and the longest day; a sun festival.

There are many traditional ways to celebrate this special time of the year.  Perhaps celebrate nature with a picnic under the setting sun, and if we weren’t in Australia, an outside fire would be perfect.

Have some friends over for ceremony, song, connecting with the fae, and anything to celebrate the light of the sun.

Give thanks to the sun for blessing us with his presence, and consider the Lion, a solar deity. (Interestingy the beautiful documentary Christian the Lion, based on the book A Lion Called Christian (Amazon affiliate) was aired on TV on Saturday night – and this is the beautiful and inspiring story of two Aussie men and their love of a lion who they raised and then released to the wild.)

Spend time drinking in the early morning rays of the sun, giving thanks for vitamin D and solar information.

Druid’s would often keep vigil from the night before, marking the dawn with ceremony and ritual.

Summer Solstice is a spirit time, like Samhain and Beltane, when the veil is thin and the fae and other magical beings are about. It’s a good time for meditation and listening, writing down any messages you might receive.

In Celtic tradition it was a time to gather the sacred herbs which also bestowed green blessings on the home.

Because this solstice is the prelude to the supposed big one of 2012, I intend to spend much of it Listening. I’ll be contacting the fae, trees and the animals for possible messages or insights and doing ceremony for cleansing and  peace.  Our family will take the day off to be together and enjoy special treats.  We will welcome the Light that is flooding  this Earth right now.  We might even sing.  We will definitely make jokes.  And we will probably dance with the fae!

Solstice/Christmas is a time of good cheer, of expanded hearts, and love.  With the New Moon in the middle of the two, we see a time of new beginnings.  So it’s a good time  to consider your new year’s resolutions — including how to make next Christmas a time of peace and joy for everyone- including our Mother Earth, and  the animals.

Enjoy the holidays!!

In Deep Peace and Soaring Joy,

Billie

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Billie Dean is an internationally recognised interspecies telepath, animal and peace advocate and award-winning creative artist.  She  is the author of Secret Animal Business, and  an independent filmmaker of inspiring and heart-warming films about animals and peace.  Billie runs a transformational on-line school Rainbow Fianna, teaching animal communication with an eclectic blend of native  and visionary wisdom to help people evolve into the human angels animals need them to be. With her husband and daughter, Billie runs A Place of Peace Animal Sanctuaryand is the founder of The Billie Dean International Deep Peace Organisation, a not-for-profit organsiation to promote peace and freedom for all animals through the arts, education and compassionate action. billiedean.com 

Copyright ©  Billie Dean, 2011.  You are welcome to share  this article but only in its complete form with author, author blurb, and website attached.  Thank you!

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Festive Sweets

December 21, 2012

Chocolate MeltingThe following is one of the recipes from our new ebook Loving Kindness Chocolate Indulgence: A Vegan Recipe Book for Animal-Loving Chocoholics, which we released yesterday, and which people are loving.

The Festive Sweets recipe is perfect for this time of year, and fun to do with the kids. This recipe was generously donated by Vegan Family, and our ebook is a fundraiser for the animals of A Place of Peace.

Festive Sweets

Making your own sweets is actually quite fun – children have a great time with this too.  They are also nice gifts if placed in a pretty box or packet.

Ingredients

  • Vegan chocolate – I recommend Maya Gold for these – it’s orange spiciness is perfect for this time of year.
  • Nuts of your choice (hazel, walnut, pecan, almond, brazil)
  • Vegan marzipan (many supermarkets stock this)
  • Dates
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Cocoa
  • Icing sugar
  • Crystallised angelica
  • Glace cherries
  • Flaked almonds

Directions

It’s very simple!

  1. Melt the chocolate and then dip things in it – nuts, marzipan balls, dates – and then place them on a sheet of grease-proof paper to set.
  2. Decorate with angelica, glace cherries (can be made to look like holly) and flaked almonds before the chocolate sets and then you can sprinkle with cocoa, coconut or icing sugar.
  3. Dates can be de-stoned and stuffed with marzipan for a non-chocolate treat.
  4. Place in petit four cases and enjoy!

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Image by cogocogo.

Surviving the Current Energies

Sad dog in a Christmas hat

Are your companions feeling the current energies like this poor dog??

December 8, 2012

It has to be a cosmic joke. Christmas is usually an emotionally frayed enough time without Mercury in retrograde, but we’ve had three weeks of it! Mercury goes forward on December 13. Hooray!

When Mercury goes, retrograde it is a good time to go within.  And with the energies of the moment being particularly touchy, if you can go within I would highly advise it. Eat lunch alone! Out in nature. It’s a good time to duck and hide. Hibernate even. Because this Mercury Retrograde is heightened by the December 10th Lunar Eclipse, the 12/12/11 Gateway, and solar flares, it might makes people very stressed if they don’t understand what is going on.

Here at home, we put our heads down and work and tend animals, and it is like we are in our own world. But the number of cries for help are coming in good and fast, so I know people are struggling with this, this time.

Don’t worry. We’ll have a new gateway soon. But the essence of it is that we have to do our personal work, and anything that you find up for healing and release right now, tend to it! If you are triggered by something – it’s an active issue!

For me, I think the word “delegation” is coming up as I, like so many others, are seeing the insanity of our lives – doing, doing, doing – when all our souls want to do is just be.

What can I shed? What can I let go of? Where does my heart lie? What is old past life stuff and what is really my heart’s desire this time around?

The process of simplifying, of de-cluttering and letting go the old in favour of something more “you” is really intense right now. So go with the flow. What changes can you really make? What is your heart and soul really yearning for? And have you found those things that bring you peace, contentment, excitement and happiness?

Imagine a world full of contented people, all doing the things that make them happy? Bliss. This is our future, if we can start today, using the extra fuel power of some pretty intense astrology.

Who is out there complaining? Don’t! Move, shift and float upwards. Complaining holds you anchored in the third dimension, which you created with your complaints!!

The 12 12 11 Gateway is another download of light (have you been feeling those lately?) and some people might find it puts you in a state of giggly silliness, euphoria, relaxation, contentment – and others might find it challenging. The former people might want to make sure they ground. The world might not be looking at this gateway as intensely as 11/11/11 – but remember how that was for you, and take the time to say “thank you”. Watch for signs from nature and Spirit and actively focus on inner peace and quiet (or lively) joy.

My 11/11/11 gateway was sweet. I realised I was manifesting “be-ing”. I felt more relaxed than I have all year – despite work pressure. I took the day off to do ceremony and the Divine Love Healing Circle. I felt giddy with elation, despite grounding techniques, and I heard many lightworking friends also found dreams manifesting with ease: love, new homes, movement. I had a whole weekend off to be me.

I enjoyed simple things like house work singing to Carol King, vegan cooking for teens and listening to live folk music at Music at the Creek, the Majors Creek folk festival. I impulsively bought a secondhand banjo and now I’m having banjo lessons!

Later I had a huge “a-ha” in a bright technicolour life review while standing in the middle of the kitchen, seeing how being too busy was actually extremely unkind to my s-elf. Balance!

The clarity with which realisations came to me was stunning and I made sure I wrote them down. They weren’t just words anymore. I could See  how wrong the old 3-D groove was.

The process of peeling away the dead, asleep suits has accelerated, as the new alive, intuitive, heart-centered people emerge from the dross like phoenixes. Nurturing oneself and others during this time is very very important. Even the animals are sooky. My guidance was, and is, to rest, rest, rest. That’s kind of challenging at this time of year – but do what you can. I was also told that things would move forward again after 12/12/11.

Make sure you use the full opportunity of this time.  Do ceremony, drink in the sun’s rays, open yourself to change, allow yourself to become more sensitive, compassionate, gentle and refined.  And that’s energetic refinement, not, you know, tea in pretty cups.  (Although why not?)

The more awake people are, the more they see the truth of the illusion and traps we’ve fallen into. When you energetically rise higher and higher,  and lighter and lighter, it’s more of a challenge to consider causing anyone harm, least of all innocent animals.  And animal sensitives just become physically unable to tolerate harm of any kind to their animal brothers and sisters.

You see the world differently – what it could be, not what it is. This is why I keep calling for change, and urge my students not to get too caught up in what they see, but to work on themselves so they can see differently. The more people who see the world from the perspective of eagle, for example, the more we will see real change –a world where finally the urgency of compassionate action is a thing of the past because all beings are cared for with love and kindness.

So I am enjoying this process of peeling the old dead suit away with the last (I hope) of any stuff I’m carrying around, and going with my heart intuition about how to live in a new way. A new fun, light-hearted way, even as I continue my heavier work as an animal advocate.

Spirit also told me that my work had only just begun, and then proceeded to send miserable, over crowded, cattle, sheep and logging trucks to cross my path. Just to remind me of the horrors which still exist for the animals and nature. *Sigh.*

It makes me feel so full of gratitude to everyone embracing a Loving Diet (I no longer want to use the term “cruelty free”. That puts the focus on the wrong thing.) Thank you! What we are doing to animals has to stop and this is one big big area of change for 2012. I think it will happen! So instead of focusing on the horrors, I focus on social change.  A Loving Diet that becomes the norm!  And just by embracing this kind of eating, chemically effects people to become more peaceful, joyous, healthy and connected to animals and nature.   High frequency is contagious. (Remember, high frequency people can’t consider harming others.)

There is something in the eating of flesh that keeps people stuck in an old groove of density.  And they realise it as soon as they stop!  It’s okay to be sensitive!

Andrew and I were talking about this just the other day, and as he mentioned, it wasn’t so long ago that it was considered reasonable that black people could be shot by white people, and their children taken away (like we do to the animals.)

Now that we see the awful error of that social more, we are turning our attention to how badly we treat animals. This is a process of awakening, of evolution, of energetic refinement. And so it goes. I have long said that we will look back at this time as brutish and barbaric – and really, the more refined your energies become, the more clear it really is. So today is the enlightenment revolution!

A lot of people are angry at people who are causing suffering to animals through their diet choices, for example. But what we have to realise is that it is a process of evolution. The people stuck in the old ways need to be inspired to flower and grow.  There is no need to be angry.  Please be patient with friends and relatives .  Allow them their process.   Invite them to scrummy vegan dinners.   Invite them to try a Meat free Monday recipe.  For some this is strange eating.  It isn’t meat and three veg.  Over thirty years ago, my friends would rock up to dinner at our place, having stuffed themselves on KFC because they thought I would be serving lettuce leaves.  Hmn.  It is a process of education that Loving meals are yummy, healthy and they make you feel good.

What we have to realise is that peeling away is happening for everyone and everything. Just because we have always used animals certainly doesn’t make it right. And those who react, because they are still clinging to the idea that they don’t want to give up “meat”, have to ask themselves why? Is this a trigger which needs healing and release?  Be adventurous and ask yourself “why not?”

The trend to a Loving Diet is skyrocketing as people become more and more compassionate. We can no longer turn away from the truth of our food industries and the crazy things people do for greed. Meat consumption has become not only unhealthy, but also unholy.

There are so many wonderful benefits of a Loving Diet, including becoming more loving! And more healthy. And at a soul level, more at peace. Let’s face it, few people want to cause suffering. Our society is just conditioned to think it is okay, and it is really painful to realise it isn’t.

And it isn’t.

We have to create new paths and trails, to create a new world of peace for all species. This is my work now – to inspire others to see the possibilities of a different world.

While some people are feeling as though the light at the tunnel is glowing brightly, others are still squinting to see it.

There are reports of animals behaving oddly or getting sick quickly, people under stress and reacting badly , and life feeling as if one just lost the reins of a galloping horse. Ascension symptoms are still things like clearing flus, fatigue, inability to sleep, interrupted sleep patterns, and brain fog. If this is you, lay low – go ground in nature, hug a tree, meditate with your back against one (and don’t forget to leave a gift of rolled oats for energetic exchange).

As 5-D is a karma-free zone, it makes sense that anything left unhealed is up for healing and release. So handle it and be aware of what is triggering you. Don’t just go on the attack. Understand that you are triggered and therefore need to look at something which has come up for healing.

This is a time of change and we have to have change. So shine a light on your own shadow and duck when others reveal theirs! Don’t bother engaging in a battle of tempers.

Keep breathing through the crunchy times and feelings. We’ve had a taste of freedom, and there is more coming.

The trees did tell me it had been harder than anyone thought for humans to shed their density. Ouch!

And don’t forget, we are in a new new time. Never before have we ascended on mass with our bodies. So think about the enormity of this kind of change. We are all pioneers.

Also, be mindful of your thoughts and do what you can to stay positive and buoyant. (Self-nurture is the key here – very important.) Thoughts are manifesting more quickly – even the bad ones. This can get lots of people into trouble. However it is also the sign of the age of grace – so look at your world with an eye to knowing you created it.

And you can change it!

We’re in a time of beginnings, so this is a good time to begin new projects and dream in the kind of life and behaviours that fit a new era society. One of gentleness, respect, compassion and kindness to all species.

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Billie Dean is an internationally recognised interspecies telepath, animal and peace advocate and award-winning creative artist.  She  is the author of Secret Animal Business, and  an independent filmmaker of inspiring and heart-warming films about animals and peace.  Billie runs a transformational on-line school Rainbow Fianna, teaching animal communication with an eclectic blend of native  and visionary wisdom to help people evolve into the human angels animals need them to be. With her husband and daughter, Billie runs A Place of Peace Animal Sanctuary and is the founder of The Billie Dean International Deep Peace Organisation, a not-for-profit organsiation to promote peace and freedom for all animals through the arts, education and compassionate action. billiedean.com 

Copyright ©  Billie Dean, 2011.  You are welcome to share  this article but only in its complete form with author, author blurb, and website attached.  Thank you!

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Divine Love Healing Circle – December 11, 2011

Samantha at A Place of Peace

Hi everyone,

My next Divine Love Healing Circle will be held at the Full Moon, December 11, 2011.

Here is how it works.

If you would like one or more animals included in this particular Divine Love Healing Circle, leave a comment on this blog post giving the animal’s name and breed.  On the the above date, I will conduct  a Divine Love Healing Circle, where I send Divine Love and Deep Forgiveness to the animals listed here, along with the ones who are in my care.

To be clear, I don’t send healing. I send Divine Love and Deep Forgiveness, which is like a blessing for the Highest Good.  That is because I believe it is not up to us to send healing, especially when there is no permission from the person to whom that healing is directed.  Every being has their own soul journey.  By sending Divine Love and Deep Forgiveness, all human ego is out of the way and only pure Divine energy is invoked.

Again, if you want to register your animal for this healing circle, leave a comment below on this bog post (or click the Leave a Comment link above).  Note that comments are moderated on my blog, so your comment will not appear instantly.

Note that I am doing this for free as a service to you and your animals.  Having said that, donations toward helping us take care of our A Place of Peace animals are always appreciated.

Oh, if you experience a change that you can attribute to the healing circle, please feel free to leave that as a comment as well. Also, it is worth checking back on this page once the Circle is done, as I sometimes leave comments and suggestions.  So have a look.

Warm blessings,

Billie

 

Photo credit: Billie Dean, © 2011. All rights reserved.

11/11/11 Gateway – Guidance from Nature

November 10, 2011

This is the second part of a two-part series on the 11/11/11 Gateway. You might like to check out part one, as well as this video about the 11/11/11 opportunity.

Clouds and Light

I was walking the dogs in the green back hills of my home, and as usual the wind and the trees were talking to me. I was told to “be aware but not afraid”. I was also told to embody peace and know that the fifth dimension was already here. So the tree/wind guidance was to make decisions and actions from that beautiful place of the fifth dimension, and this was everything I had been sensing.

The 11/11/11 gateway is almost upon us and you might be feeling  its impending with a drum roll. I am!

The weather here in our own little Avalon is unsettled and restless, yet I sense a downpouring of light and hope. In my own self I am incredibly excited for the changes this gateway will bring. And I have learnt to trust the feelings within my body.

Look at the photo above that I snapped just recently showing the dark is all around, but look at those rays of light pouring onto the planet! How can anyone not be moved to grace and peace and gratitude for this amazing second chance that we have? And that’s what it feels like – a second chance to create a planet of beauty and harmony and peace.

I have heard on the spiritual grapevine that we need more people who are lightworkers to become lighter! Please understand that in order for this amazing evolutionary shift called the 2012 Phenomenon to take place, that personal work is needed urgently!!

And perhaps “work” is the wrong word here, because that feels hard. And dropping your stuff, forgiving all those who you perceived as wronging you, trusting in your I AM, and living in integrity so that you don’t create any more karma – is actually pretty easy if you choose it to be. And the lighter you become as you drop all that old baggage, the more joyful your life becomes.

Simply look at your judgements – if you are still judging others, then that is something within to look at. Because that is something inside you, that is reflected in the outer world.

There is no karma in the new world. So drop yours now!!

I have been teaching that people need to focus on whatever makes them feel happy, but I’ve decided that happy is too elusive and fleeting for most people and to really help the planet now, we have to find peace.

Peace can be sitting on a park bench in the sun, dancing in the rain, meditating for 10 minutes, creating a beautiful meal, watching a great movie with friends and family, listening to music, reading a book, being out in the garden. Surfing. Peace and contentment comes from honouring the heart decisions and doing what nourishes and nurtures you.

But further this concept of peace has to include the animals in our lives. And the perpetuation of the old groove in the record of dining on the dead flesh of our brothers and sisters, is not peace for us or them. It also creates karma for those who participate in the murder of innocents for the sake of money. Because that is all the mass food industry is about really. Souls, sentience and true health and happiness just doesn’t come into it.

So it really is time to go vegan. Suffering does not belong in the new world of the higher dimensions, and that includes the animals.

I love raw food vegan, and at home Andrew and I are back to smoothies twice a day. It suits the temple of the ultra-sensitive to ingest lighter and lighter foods in preparation for a time when we will need no food or be able to manifest our own.

The world has shifted again since the end of the ninth wave of the Mayan Calendar according to Carl Calleman’s work. The old world has already gone, even as there are billions of people stuck in the old record groove of the past. It is past. It is dense and draconian.  A person of more refined energy looks at the world without judgement but cannot be a part of it — cannot condone what is going on any longer, and so we get social revolution as we all stand up and say “no” to the old and begin to walk a more compassionate, peaceful path. Or, others might just enjoy every moment of the new today, right now. Right now!

My guidance from my trees is to embody this peace with every breath and action. And my trees are very old and very wise! And they also said we had to act as if we are in the fifth dimension already. So wise! They want us to send our roots down deep into the earth as we receive the downloads of light coming. This means we, like the trees, become part of the earth’s transformation, as we too are transformed.

Because there will be millions of people around the planet meditating on this day of peace (11/11/11), the light will be awesome. So it makes sense to make sure you are grounded into the earth like a tree, so you don’t float away like a balloon! Further, you act in service to Mother Earth when you do this, becoming a human transmitter. If everyone around the globe does this with intention, Mother Earth will receive waves of divine love and peace and light, and hopefully the rest of her ascension into the higher dimension will be easier. We have to remember we are One with her, and our anger and negativity and stress affects her. So please do what you can to embody the higher frequencies of love and peace.

And like I said, this path must include animals as well, and this is what I am teaching in my school Rainbow Fianna.

It is like the old dense world of hurting the Mother and animals and each other is being peeled away from the people who have been waking up to the truth of who we really are.  I see it like a ghost, an etheric imprint of the past still echoing, but will fade in time as people wake up and become lighter and more refined.  This old dense world must not be focused on now. Focus on the light and beauty that we all are. In this way we free the animals. And in freeing them, we free ourselves. Remember what you focus on, expands.

Downloads of Light

I have been asked to lead a meditation for 11/11/11 and I sat with that request for a while, but my guidance was still that I needed to completely focus on the day and the energies it is bringing. I needed to hold and ground the energies for our home and the Place of Peace animals.  Instead I recorded a small video for people to listen to if they want. See above in the intro to this blog for the video link.   It ended up not having a meditation as such – but it might give you insight into some new thinking.

I have received a mountain of information about this special day which is also the Full Moon in Taurus. So it is a time for endings, for completion. A good day for ceremony, for song, for inner work, for meditating on peace, and consciously leaving behind what no longer serves you.

It is an open door for light and it depends where you are on the evolutionary ladder how you will experience it. Do yourself and the planet a favour and experience it with peace and joy, focussing on the world we all want – one of harmonious relations with all of life as we step into Oneness.

Faith, not fear , love not fear – for everyone — especially as the old world may collapse like a house of cards.  This is a time of extreme social revolution and it is a clearing away of the old, to prepare for the canvas of the new.w

I have been experiencing extreme fatigue, which at first I put down to the outpouring of energy I did at the recent Conscious Living Expo. But in my dream states, I am travelling and teaching and checking out new landscapes, and familiar ones in the other worlds. And from others  I have heard reports that many are feeling this fatigue so I am putting it down to yet another ascension symptom.

I feel different – empty inside, like a vacuum has come and sucked out all the old, and filled it with starlight.

I’m ready for miracles! The energy feels so alive and so wonderful.

My understanding of the fifth dimension is that we will be no longer operating from the lower chakras of survival and fear. And I have been talking about this with my students as we all prepare for the new dimension. When I shamanically journeyed to 2017 a few years ago, the energy of the world I inhabited was soft and gentle and we lived from the heart chakra upwards. That feels so different from the fear based civilisation we now inhabit. So please know that things are going to change dramatically –if we let it!!

So there is much advice about the 11/11/11 shift – from considering the animals, grounding yourself in nature, harmonising with the symphony of the universe, focussing on beauty and gratitude and embodying peace. Know that the old world is on its way out, and the new can be embraced with joy. Watch your thoughts, keeping them positive, because as you know, your thoughts create your world. So focus on the world you want, not the world as it was. What we focus on expands, so think and embody peace, love and happiness, and watch it grow around you!!

In Deep Peace and great Love,

Billie

 Billie Dean is an internationally recognised interspecies telepath, animal and peace advocate and award-winning creative artist.  She  is the author of Secret Animal Business, and  an independent filmmaker of inspiring and heart-warming films about animals and peace.  Billie runs a transformational on-line school Rainbow Fianna  teaching animal communication with an eclectic blend of native  and visionary wisdom to help people evolve into the human angels animals need them to be.     With her husband and daughter, Billie runs A Place of Peace Animal Sanctuary and  she founded  The Billie Dean International Deep Peace Organisation, a not-for-profit organsiation to promote peace and freedom for all animals through the arts, education and compassionate action.  www.billiedean.com 

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The Opportunity of 11/11/11

10 November 2011

I invite you to join me in meditating for peace for eleven minutes on 11/11/11 starting at 11:00 and finishing at 11:11.  As I have written about here and here, together we can help bring in the new world that we all want.

Here’s a short video where I cover the most important aspects.

So, again, please join me and thousands of people from around the world, as we create a morphic field together, blanketing the world with peace, and as I always say, deep peace for all species.

11/11/11: Creating Deep Peace for All Species

11/11/11

October 24, 2011

This is the first part of a two-part series on the 11/11/11 Gateway. You might like to check out part two, as well as this video about the 11/11/11 opportunity.

I’m so excited to be launching The Billie Dean International Deep Peace Organisation and it’s Deep Peace Movement on 11/11/11 — a very special day for peace on the planet.

“Deep Peace for All Species” is the catch cry for this not-for-profit  set up to expand our work of education through the arts and also compassionate action for animals.   It promotes freedom and peace for animals, so they no longer have to live in fear.  I chose 11/11/11 for the international launch because thousands of people will be focussed on peace on that day.

11/11/11 is the portal and opportunity we have been waiting for.  My personal spiritual guidance has been to pencil in nothing for this day, except meditation and ceremony, time with the family, and stillness.

I know many other people were picking that up as well — they just want to be home with their animals, sitting in quietness, focused on peace and not distracted by the lower energies of the outside world busyness.

We’ve all been guided to this day seeing 11:11 on our clocks, watches and phones for a long, long time.

In a recent communion with our trees , they told me that ceremony was very important, and that the times of the full and the new moons were extra special these days.  Can’t you feel that!  There’s no sleeping for this bush elf during a full moon anymore!  The light is so intense.

The next full moon is on 11/11/11.  So I will be doing a candle ceremony for 11 minutes at 11 am to launch our Deep Peace Movement, and join in a huge global grid of people working towards peace on the planet through a wide variety of meditations.

11/11/11 is a great day to think about that, because our thoughts of peace and change will be intensified by the field of resonance.  Most people will be thinking about peace for people.  Join me in extending that to the animal world.

11/11/11 is a great day to go within.  It’s a day of completions (the full moon)  and beginnings.  A great day to infuse yourself with Divine Love, and Light and settle into the stillness of Deep Peace.  By doing this you will tap into the grid like a transmitter.  You dont  have to do anything else or direct it anywhere except for the Highest Good.  Each one of us radiating the light of peace is like an acupuncture point of peace for our Mother Earth wherever we are.  This is why this event is global.  So that those of us who are lightworkers all over the world, can focus on peace and herald in the next step of our quantum leap in evolution and the prophecy of peace.

The animals have been talking a lot about the grid lately. This is a grid of light which runs around the earth in much the same way as ley lines or meridians in the body.

Animals are also working with this grid, holding it and infusing it with their light.

The grid has come up in many animals conversations recently.  Benji, our beloved alpaca who passed recently showed me walls of dancing  light prisms — a crystalline grid of light.  He said: “Animals are love.  We hold the energetic structure in place — the light.  We counter humanity’s density.  If we werent balancing the scale, humanity would sink.”

I’ve been hearing this kind of thing from the animals a lot lately – hence my desire to push ahead with our educational work through our organisation. (see billiedean.com for more info on this)

I was also told that it was important to have fun and joy — even more so than normal — and this doesn’t mean deadening ourselves with drugs and alcohol.  This is the pure joy of being truly alive and radiating that joy of self expression and love.

I had one of those dreams you know is spirit talking to you recently, in which a man said  that the meaning of life was to give birth and there was an image of men carrying babies saying that was right because they learnt they couldn’t hurt babies.

To me this was rich with the symbolism of the end of the era of violence.  Violence lurks within the human species no matter what gender, but I have found women, for example, to be on the whole, far more gentle when it comes to understanding animals.  (Lots of exceptions I know — I’m speaking broadly!)  Our dog Kai was frightened of men and hated them looking at him. This was a challenge in dog-speak.   Men would get their ego in the way and reckon they could pat him because they were “good with dogs”, (Kai didnt like strangers patting him) or they would get into a rage because he growled at them.  I was always shocked at their violence.  Women on the other hand would instinctively win his trust and scratch him under the chin without looking at him.

However my dream appeared to be more than I surmised and my dog Willow told me: “It is not the meaning of life to give birth to others, but to give birth to yourself.  If you do not grow spiritually, you have missed the point of being on this planet.

She said humans who are awake” understand there is more to life than TV, explore the inner and outer worlds and strives to be the best they can be, wary of their darker nature, taming it like a wild horse, and letting the true wild horses run free.

“The awakened are gentle souls who see other species for who they really are — other souls.”

She had a lot more to say, but told me to put that in the book I’m currently writing.  She said she liked the idea of  being in a book!

My sense is 11-11-11 is going to be a day out of time that will be unique.  So make sure you spend it doing something you love, and taking time out for meditation and reflection in nature, and with your beloveds – people and  animals.

At 11 pm that evening I will also be holding a Divine Love Healing Circle for animals, working for and with the animals.

I’ve also been told to expect a possible mass disappearance of animals.  My sense is that they are going to the fifth dimension, so don’t worry.  I’ve been told to really understand surrender/letting go, and to be in the moment.  When we stay in the moment we don’t go into any fear because fear belongs to tomorrow, which hasn’t happened yet and may not happen the way you fear it will, so why bother!

Focus on what makes you happy.  Focus on being grateful for choosing to be here at this exciting time!

Really, each person will experience this day differently because everyone is at different levels of the evolution process.  But the world is definitely changing and changing rapidly.  And that is something that nobody can deny.  Those of us who understand the big picture of the 2012 phenomenon can put the changes into perspective and be excited by them.  Others are not so lucky,

Right now we are at the end of the Ninth Wave of the Mayan Calendar, according to the work of Carl Calleman.   It ends on October 28, after starting a huge year  of change from March 9, with the Japanese tsunami shortly afterwards.

As the light poured into us from intense solar flare activity, the dark came up for healing and release.  There seems to be a sharper contrast between the new, refined energies and the old, coarse, dense energies of the third dimension.  We see this with the medical and veterinary professions, and old school “authority” mindset who, for example, killed innocent ponies and a family dog, and are trying to kill more family dogs with ridiculous breed rulings. Plus there was the horrible murder of millions of animals overseas, and I’m not even going to go into all the painful things we have been forced to witness this year.  It is unacceptable and we can no longer let it happen to our fellow species .  We are all brothers and sisters, children of our great Mother Earth.  Enough is enough.

Hearts have been challenged and tested, and we are now in a time of the survival of the emotionally fittest.  Emotionally fit folks can surf a big wave to the shore.   They don’t get sick, and ill-health is certainly taking out a lot of humans.

So shed, shed, shed your old stories and resentments and grudges and petty jealousies and see everything and everyone as a soul on a journey needing love or giving love.  As Willow says, it’s time to be gentle.

In my school, I offer students tools to help them through this period, and also a sense of community so no one feels alone. I hope this blog will help people as well.   It’s a big thing this birthing of a new humanity, and humankind has been so dense and so crass and so cruel for so long, that it is taking a lot of work to change us.  We need to forgive and let go, as Dolores Cannon says in our film This Sacred Earth.

My heart is brimming over with gratitude for the souls who chose to come into animal forms to help us open our hearts and lead us Home to our more fully realised selves.

Under an intense Uranus/Pluto influence, as it was in the 1960s, we are seeing rapid social change giving us The New Earth!!  If you are holding onto the old ways of living and being in the world, you will have a rough ride to shore.

The trick is not to fear. Instead get creative! We all need to change with the times, and the shift for this age is to be transparent, happy, peaceful and authentic in your business.  It’s time for vegan/raw food, visionary green eco-living, for the end of cruelty to animals and treating Mother Earth with disrespect and disregard.  So move your life in the direction of sensitive, kind, and compassionate!  And also fun. Take dance lessons!

If you can raise your vibration through gratitude and joy and understanding what gives you that gratitude and joy, then life will expand into magical moments to treasure forever.  It’s the moments that make it!

The end of the Ninth Wave  comes at a time of the thinning of the veils – Beltane in the southern hemisphere and Samhain in the northern hemisphere.

Some people feel that the veil might not just be very thin, it might disappear altogether.  So be prepared for anything to happen.  To see the unseen!  And will it be the traditional three days that these portals open, or will it be forever, launching us into a new time? Who knows?

Participate in the change with open-hearted curiosity and excitement.  What’s next Universe??

Samhain is when the spirits walk, and Beltane is a time for love!  Both are wonderful opportunities for a huge shift.

I’ve heard several people say there could be a mass exodus of spirit guides as we step into owning our own Divine Nature.  Time to lose the training wheels!  Personally, I’m not keen to lose all my friends in the Otherworld, but I understand the importance of stepping fully into our I AM consciousness.  So perhaps we can make choices and ask Otherworld friends to be friends while stepping up our I AM and unbuckling the training wheels.   This means knowing that we are god/goddess incarnate and we are responsible for everything happening in our life.  We get to drive the car.  We get to be responsible for our multidimensionality.  We get to really awaken to understanding our true nature as a soul, a spark of infinite consciousness.

By doing this, we get to awaken to our Oneness, understanding we are all part of this consciousness – from ants and trees to bears and lions and dogs and cats and horses and birds and fish.  So when you eat the flesh of another, when you hurt another, you are hurting yourself. People can’t make excuses anymore. This is what it means to evolve.

I hope this next shift is an easier passage – but I guess it all depends where people are on the evolutionary ladder.  The times are demanding we wake up.  But my work with animals shows me so many animals having  hard time in the homes of stressed out humans.   So I urge  people to choose to be compassionate towards their beloved animal companions instead of taking their stress out on them.

Do what you can to breath, ground yourself in nature, love hugely, and acknowledge your animals every day.

And please spread the word that it is not okay to kill animals through euthanasia, just “because”.  It is challenging for me to hear all the stories of people and vets making these decisions just to kill, kill, kill because of so many small reasons.  We have no right to take the life of others this way, as if their life didn’t matter.   Humanity has to become more responsible for their emotions and actions and commitment to other species.  Arrgh!

For me, it is like living through a kind of war.  Nobody knows when the next “bomb” will come from.  So it makes living more intense.  It makes loving more intense.  And awakened humans live this way, with vital aliveness!!  We have been suppressed and conditioned to accept such small lives.  It’s time to say no to that, and break free .

It’s time to be at peace — deep peace.

Things are rapidly on the move now, like a snowball gathering momentum down the mountain, like a surfer reaching for the  crest of the wave —    So enjoy the  end of the ninth wave, raise your vibration with open-hearted goodness, joy, song, dance and compassion for all species.  Understand there is an open portal from October 28 to November 11, and that light is flooding the planet.  So support the animals and the other lightworkers, and radiate your personal light as well.  We are all transmitters – so transmit a high vibration!!  Gaia loves humans who are  peace and love, and you can choose to be  love  and peace at every moment by focussing on all the things you love and are grateful for, and reaching for that still pond deep inside.

Until next time-

Deep peace to you.

Billie Dean

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Divine Love Healing Circle – November 11, 2011

Brumby loveHi everyone,

My next Divine Love Healing Circle will be held at the Full Moon, November 11, 2011.

Here is how it works.

If you would like one or more animals included in this particular Divine Love Healing Circle, leave a comment on this blog post giving the animal’s name and breed.  On the the above date, I will conduct  a Divine Love Healing Circle, where I send Divine Love and Deep Forgiveness to the animals listed here, along with the ones who are in my care.

To be clear, I don’t send healing. I send Divine Love and Deep Forgiveness, which is like a blessing for the Highest Good.  That is because I believe it is not up to us to send healing, especially when there is no permission from the person to whom that healing is directed.  Every being has their own soul journey.  By sending Divine Love and Deep Forgiveness, all human ego is out of the way and only pure Divine energy is invoked.

Again, if you want to register your animal for this healing circle, leave a comment below on this bog post (or click the Leave a Comment link above).  Note that comments are moderated on my blog, so your comment will not appear instantly.

Note that I am doing this for free as a service to you and your animals.  Having said that, donations toward helping us take care of our Ballyoncree animals are always appreciated.

Oh, if you experience a change that you can attribute to the healing circle, please feel free to leave that as a comment as well. Also, it is worth checking back on this page once the Circle is done, as I sometimes leave comments and suggestions.  So have a look.

Warm blessings,

Billie

 

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Equinox Energies and Animal Transmissions

September 23, 2011

The Equinox is a special day for doing fire ceremony and setting your intention for what you want, after shedding whatever it is you don’t want.  It is a day of balance and harmony.  It is made even more powerful by coinciding with the Sixth Night of the Mayan Calendar and truly a time to let go any old stories of the past forever.  A good time to ask the fire to help you dissolve the chains of karma.

The world needs us to be happy and alive because of the morphogenic field factor.  This means that we affect the world around us with our mood and emotions.  If we raise our vibration, we can shift the experience of the world around us.  So this is why I keep talking about finding out what it is that brings you joy, and setting your intention to do more of it.

What are your priorities? And think of this not so much in an old third dimensional way, because that way no longer exists for so many of us.  Think of it as new.  Really think.  What is it you want?  What are five simple things that bring you happiness?

The month ahead is one of solar flares and thinning veils.  Many of us who walk the path of the heart are sensing the winds of change.   It is time to be truly authentic and ethical.  My sense is of things going down the plughole, swept away by the winds, and wiping the slate clean for those with inspiration and the courage to manifest that inspiration with action for the New Earth.

On the physical plane, it could get crunchy. So make sure you spend time in nature – to calm and to nurture yourself.

It is a time of transition – which is why so many souls are taking advantage of the time to leave.  And others will be born.

This is the time of Libra – of justice and balance, partnership, relationship, beauty, love and compassion.  Embrace the goddess with love and surrender, or feel the knife edge of change being forced upon you.  We are really crowning now in this time of the birth of the new human – but we cannot go into the new, still wearing the dirty clothes of the old, and the lower vibrations.

So help the planet by singing, dancing, loving fiercely and deeply, passionately and with aliveness, by heart and soul connections with animals and nature and by the sheer joy of being human (or otherwise) in this amazing time of change – on this planet today.

Animal Transmissions

Today in my meditation, Lion, a solar deity and “king of the animals” came forward to request peace.  He said that in order for humans to experience “heaven on earth” we had to “be heaven on earth”.  He asked that humans stop abusing each other.  He said that people did this because “they couldn’t see the truth in front of them– the veil of sleepiness was in the way.”  He said “rub your eyes children and allow your Ego to stretch and grow wings.”   He wanted people to “grow as tall as trees and see Love and Light all around them and in everything.”  “You are loved,” he said.  “No matter what you think or shame you carry.  You are loved.”

Grey Kangaroo also came in.  She represents the Divine Feminine and made yet another request for people to stop killing her kind.  Her grief was palpable and I had tears in my heart and in my eyes as I wrote her message.    “It is time to stop .  Be gentle.  Honour us all.  You don’t know our souls and who we really are.  I might be you sister.  I might be your kin.  I just wear the clothes of another kind.  Please respect my kind.”

Grey Kangaroo comes in all the time to my meditations for healing and release of their earthbound spirits.  The ones who are shot and tortured.  The message from a huge male Grey Kangaroo today was” humans you hold the world so small in your mind.  Open up to the freedom of the magic of the limitless.  ”

The veil is very thin.  The animal spirits whisper in the wind.  It is time to shift your perception to the nature of ordinary reality and expand the vision of non-ordinary reality.

. . . . . .

Billie Dean

www.billiedean.com

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R.I.P. Clea, the Beautiful German Shephard, and Mari, the Goose

Clea with Billie

Clea, with Billie

September 23, 2011

Clea’s shade is in the bedroom, next to the bed, urging me out for a walk.  “Come on, my dear,” she says enthusiastically.  “Let’s go and experience the day.”

When I agree, she swishes her elegant sweeping tail and glides out of the house, a huge smile on her face – just as she did in life.

Later, her shade is in the kitchen, where I am at the computer in the wee hours trying to finish some work.

“Come to bed, my dear,” she says.  “You need your rest.”

I can’t help the tears when I look up and she isn’t there.  She always waited for me to go to bed.

Clea was a 13-year-old German Shepherd who came to us for hospice care.  She needed a home and we loved her and swore to make every day a jewel.  We believe in the healing ability of the joy factor.  And Clea’s time with us was pure joy.

“Do you want dinner, Clea?”  Her eyes would light up and she would run again, to her spot on the verandah where we put her bowl on a table for her to eat – her nasal cancer made it difficult for her to eat anything at ground level.  She never complained.  She loved miso soup.  She had liver cancer, too, so miso soup was healing and well-tolerated.

We gave her homeopathy three times a day, herbs two and three times a day, daily oils and lots of fun.  It was so rewarding to have a dog who was so grateful for car rides and walks.

She never left my side.

She was a teacher in every sense of the word.  Immediately accepted as the pack elder, she made all the other dogs seem so young.  She taught them how to behave at the beach, grinning in her gracious way as she paddled at the water’s edge.

Despite all the healings from various modalities, Clea refused to heal.  I  wondered what was in the way.  But deep down I knew she wanted to be reunited with the man who had been her main carer, an elder man who had dementia and passed when his beloved dog had finally found a home.  Clea knew he had passed, and her health took a dive from then, even as she made herself more at home with us.

She loved people and would greet everyone who came.  She adored my students and loved to sit in circle with them.   She wove her essence deep into our hearts.

In healing, we talk about healing and  cure.  Ultimately you want both a healing and a cure.  You can cure the symptoms and not heal the soul.  You can heal a soul without curing the body.  And the latter is what happened with Clea.

She made her peace.

She loved Raffi and died, briefly, an hour after he did.  But she came back from the other side.  My red heeler in spirit Cedar had told me it wasn’t Clea’s time, so we stood her up and she took a breath.  She gave us two more blissful weeks to pace our grief.

Mari, the Goose

Mari, the Goose

In that time, we also lost Mari, the precious goose who had had surgery on her beak.  It was healing so well, and then she broke it again.  She had a night in the vet hospital, beautiful surgery again – and died just as the vet was finishing.   We were all heartbroken – even though the signs were there.  I knew, even though I didn’t want to know, that she probably wouldn’t come back from the vet alive even though we had to try and give her our best.

Later, she told me she had a tumour.  Her soul was done.

Hard lessons from the animals.

Clea went for a walk on her last day on earth.  With her usual smile on her face.  Her nasal tumour had shrunk and was healing.   She had breakfast.  And then she died in our arms at sunset.  Peacefully.  We were left in shock.   She left such a giant hole, and even though we knew she wasn’t going to stay forever, you always hope they will.

Meanwhile, Willow was stressed by all the leavings and seizured on an off from the morning of Raffi’s death, to now.  I  began diffiusing Peace and Calming for her as she slept, rubbing Joy on her heart chakra and Valor on her paws, and jasmine on her head.    She appreciated that.

We were also treating an alpaca with an injury and diarrohea  And the day after we buried Clea, one of our thoroughbreds, Tessa, who happened to be in the house paddock for extra TLC with Dakota and Hedgerose, came to the kitchen side of the house and showed me she was dying.  She lay down pathetically and closed her eyes.

Hedgerose asked me if I could do anything.  “No,” I said, too numb for words.  But I did.   Her gums were pale so I gave her Rescue Remedy, and the  homeopathic Aconite for shock.  And in case she was experiencing colic, I treated her with Nux Vom, and then intensively with Carbo Veg and  Ars Alb.  I could hear gut noises and I remembered that Tessa had done this dramatic thing several years ago, standing up as if nothing had happened when the vet was at the front gate.

I  had also anointed her with the oils Valor, Joy and Aroma Life ( on the heart chakra) and despite the drama I could sense a shift.  She was no longer “dying”.

Andrew had long gone to bed and I was on night duty with Tessa.  I told her she was going to be fine and gave her a dose of Peace and Calming, with Peppermint and Di-Gize in apple juice.  The look on her face was comical.  I went off to get some hay, and when I returned she trotted towards me., hungry and alive.

And she still is.

Phew!

I think the “letting go” period is over now.

Andrew and Tamsin and I are feeling a little shell-shocked, because even though it is the nature of life in the third dimension to lose those who are frail and elderly, loss still hurts.  Even as we see shades and talk to spirits and all of that, you still miss their amazing presence.

It just makes you love even more every day.  Because you never know how much time a soul has got.

I would encourage everyone to have the honour and privilege of taking an older animal on, because, simply, they rock.  Clea said to me, “You got to experience my essence”.

I did.  And her essence, and the experiences we shared, linger.  There is nothing in life more precious than that.

. . . . .

Billie Dean

www.billiedean.com

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