Love and light

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This festive period has been a sombre one for me and my family.  Just a week before the Chinese New Year, my beautiful mother passed on unexpectedly … leaving a huge hole in my father’s heart and in the lives of my sisters and me.

We were blessed with unstinting love and support from relatives and friends as we struggled with the shock of our sudden loss, even as we waded into the unknown territory of making funeral arrangements.

Now, just 10 days after her passing, much of what we went through remains somewhat fuzzy. But the clearest thing that stood out, for me, was the shining, indestructible love that rose above everything we went, and are still going, through:

My father’s unashamedly, undeniably, soul-deep love for his beloved “girl”, and hers for him.

The love of friends and relatives who came to the wake – quite a few despite their age and own ill health; and many, more than once – just to stand by her casket and quietly weep, because our loss was their loss too.

And it opened my eyes further to how one person can, and does, make a difference in the lives of many.

My Cantonese mother went through a lot when she married my father at  the age of 20 – uprooting herself from her family and all that she knew in the small town of Kampar in Malaysia, to come to Singapore. She learned to adjust to the unfamiliar ways of an extended Peranakan family and, in the following years, brought up 3 daughters while taking care of her in-laws and the extended family home.

When I remember how naive and clueless I still was at that age, I marvel at her courage and fortitude. And I am in awe of the force of the love that she and my father shared. Because only now do I understand that it was true love that powered them through thick and thin, and kept them devoted to one another for all 58 years of their marriage.

Through it all, their love never wavered. And the most wonderful thing about that love was that there was more than enough to go around.

At her wake and funeral, besides my son and my sister’s daughter, several other young adults came to pay their respects and to mourn the loss of Por Por or “Grandma”, as they called her. Among them were two Korean young men who had lived next door to them for several years when they were boys, Malay neighbours, children and grandchildren of friends and distant relatives. Every one of them had their own personal, cherished memories of her.

I have always respected my mother for her feisty spirit, kind heart and strength of character. But it was only then that I realised what a truly glorious beacon  she was.

There are many lessons that my mother taught me, and I would like to share some of the best ones with you:

If you want love, first open your own heart wide and love others – because love  always comes back to you.

If you wish for abundance, then be generous – for if you begrudge others, why should you expect the universe not to stint on you?

If you want joy, learn to laugh – first AT yourself, and then WITH others. True laughter is untainted by malice.

Don’t be afraid to fight – but only in defence of yourself and what you believe is right. Never initiate one just to prove yourself, because you only show yourself up.

Finally, and this is from me: If you want to be remembered with love, if you want to bring light into darkness, BE love. BE light. You can’t fake it. Even if you did, you wouldn’t be able to keep it up for long; let alone a lifetime.

So how does one become love and light? Refer to the lessons my mother taught me.

I love you, Mum.

What’s up in March

MARCH 3: THE LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE (LEVEL 3)
It is important to know and understand that the universe and our angels and guides operate according to universal laws. Knowing what these laws are can help us to overcome obstacles and live our lives to the fullest. Laws 3 focuses on the Laws of Higher Frequency.
Note: You must have attended Laws 1 and 2 before this.
Where: 54 East Coast Terrace #01-06 Finland Gardens, S458949
When: 2 to 5.30 or 6pm
Energy exchange: $280

MARCH 4: ST GERMAIN – ALCHEMY OF THE DIVINE SOUL
(LEVEL 2)
Those called to St Germain’s teachings have invariably been connected to, or were associated with, the ascended master.  Facilitated by Eugene Yip, this workshop will continue to round out the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus as well as attune attendees to St Germain’s energy. There will also be another Hastening to further the soul alchemy that was begun in Level 1.  It is compulsory to have attended Laws of the Universe 2 before attending this.
This workshop is information- and knowledge-heavy, so please bring a recording device or a notebook and pen.

Where: 
54 East Coast Terrace, #01-06 Finland Gardens, S458949
When: 
2.30 to 4.30pm
Energy exchange: 
$250

MARCH 7: HEALING CIRCLE
Join me in uplifting meditation, and in receiving healing and/or messages from the angels and divinities as they help us come back into balance and wellbeing. I can promise it will be full of light and very, very beautiful.
Where: 
54 East Coast Terrace, #01-06 Finland Gardens, S458949
When: 
1 to 2pm
Energy exchange: 
$100

MARCH 10: MEET MICHAEL (postponed)
Who is this mighty angel, and how can he help us in our lives? With light constantly being directed at Earth and at us, what used to comfortably hide under cover of darkness is increasingly being shown up, and more and more people have experienced, or are experiencing, encounters with negative energies. This intensive session connects and attunes you to Archangel Michael, the warrior angel of light, truth and protection. Here, he initiates you as a Warrior of Light, and teaches you to work with him in your own healing and protection, through simple yet effective space clearings. He also shows how you can work with him to help lost souls and entities into the light. For those already doing light warfare, be prepared for things to be taken up another notch.
Please bring a blue, white and/or gold crystal to be dedicated to Michael.
Where: 
54 East Coast Terrace, #01-06 Finland Gardens, S458949
When: 
1 to 6 or 7pm
Energy exchange: 
$360

MARCH 11: KALI
If you haven’t met her yet, now’s a good time to connect with the Hindu goddess Kali, protector of light and destroyer of evil. If you’ve already connected, she could be calling to help cleanse and strengthen you further in your roles as beacons of light and agents of good. Please wear something grounding.
Where: 54 East Coast Terrace, #01-06 Finland Gardens, S458949
When: 3 to 3.30 or 4pm
Energy exchange: $150

MARCH 17: SPACE CLEARING (postponed)
How do you clear negative energies from your home or work place, and make the environment more conducive to peace ad harmony? Learn some simple yet effective techniques for doing this.
Where: 54 East Coast Terrace, #01-06 Finland Gardens, S458949
When: 2 to 4 or 5pm
Energy exchange: $300

MARCH 18: CERIDWEN’S CAULDRON 1 (postponed)
This workshop, overseen by the Celtic mother goddess Ceridwen, was first taught in February last year. It touches on the Avalonian Cycle of Healing, which includes delving deep into your self to discover what you are ready to change or transform, as well as some methods of scrying. This is the first of a two- or three-level workshop, and can be intense for those called by the Goddess. Please only attend if you are ready to be honest with yourself and are willing to do the inner work necessary to bring about self-transformation and growth.
Bring either a black obsidian mirror or a clear quartz sphere, or a consecrated silver or crystal bowl that can be filled with water, for scrying.
Where: 54 East Coast Terrace, #01-06 Finland Gardens, S458949
When: 2 to 5 or 6pm
Energy exchange: $280

MARCH 21: HEALING CIRCLE (cancelled)
Every healing circle is different, as the angels and divinities come in according to the needs of those they call to this healing meditation session.  But every circle is always full of light and very, very beautiful.
Where: 
54 East Coast Terrace, #01-06 Finland Gardens, S458949
When: 
1 to 2pm
Energy exchange: 
$100