What’s up in February

FEB 1: GANESHA & FRIEND
Lord Ganesha is one of my favourite guides. Not only does he help remove obstacles to smooth our path, but he is also a powerful protector of sacred space, and a wonderful teacher that shows us the importance of getting out of the limited box that we so often trap ourselves in. He continually shows me his wonderful sense of humour and creative,  unlimited perception of things. No surprise, then, that he has chosen to come through this lunar Year of the Rat, for guess who his loyal companion is?
Where: 54 East Coast Terrace, #01-06 Finland Gardens, S458949
When: 3 to 4pm
Energy exchange: $200

FEB 2: GET TO KNOW GABRIEL
Archangel Gabriel helps purify us on all levels, cleansing and clearing us of old traumas and hurts so that we can move on and grow spiritually. He also helps with communication, and this is important for all who are learning to speak up for themselves and what they believe is right, as well as for those who are going more seriously into their soul work — especially in the areas of counselling, healing and oracle card readings.
Besides transmitting new energies of light to all who attend, Gabriel is also preparing those he will call to his workshop to take another step forward through channelling.
Please bring a blue, white or blue-and-white crystal to be dedicated to this wonderful archangel of God.
Where: 
54 East Coast Terrace, #01-06 Finland Gardens, S458949
When: 
2 to 4pm
Energy exchange: 
$280

FEB 8: SILENT MEDITATION
A half-hour of silent meditation to help you develop the discipline to centre, detach from external factors and influences, and to focus within. This session is open to all, and aims to help us strengthen our own spiritual core as we seek to continually expand our light and love in service. A much harder practice than you may realise!
Where: 
54 East Coast Terrace, #01-06 Finland Gardens, S458949
When: 
3 to 3.30pm
Energy exchange: 
$50

FEB 9: SPEAK UP, PLEASE
Learn to overcome your fear and self-doubt, and trust that the messages filling your heart and head come from a place of love and light. Open yourself to voice channelling angels, divinities and other beings of high vibration and light. Those whose soul work involves energy healing, counselling and teaching will find that this workshop hones your ability to communicate the truths and/or information that your guides bring forth through you.
Where: 
54 East Coast Terrace, #01-06 Finland Gardens, S458949
When: 
2 to 5 or 6pm, depending on the size of the class.
Energy exchange: 
$350

FEB 15: WHO IN HEAVEN ARE THE ANGELS AND GUIDES?
So you believe in angels and guides. But do you really know who and what you are connecting and working with? And how do you know if they are truly of the light? Learn more about our celestial helpers, from their hierarchy to their roles and portfolios.
This is helpful for those who are seeking to find out more about their angels and guides – especially those who have been receiving messages and signs, and would like confirmation and clarity on their authenticity.
Where: 
54 East Coast Terrace, #01-06 Finland Gardens, S458949
When: 
2 to 3.30 or 4pm
Energy exchange: 
$280

FEB 16: ANGEL KISSES 1
For those who would like to learn to do simple angel card readings for themselves and their loved ones. You connect with your own guardian angel as well as Archangel Michael at this workshop. Please bring a deck of Doreen Virtue’s Daily Guidance From Your Angels or Angel Therapy cards.
This session is also a wonderful opportunity for experienced readers to go more in-depth in their readings. Experienced readers may bring one deck of oracle cards of their choice.
Where: 
54 East Coast Terrace, #01-06 Finland Gardens, S458949
When: 
2 to 5 or 6pm, depending on the size of the class
Energy exchange: 
$280

FEB 22: THE POWER IS IN YOUR VOICE
As more people now use the vibration of sound to heal themselves and others, this session focuses on toning, channelled chanting and singing. Whether you are a newbie or an experienced healer, Archangel Chamuel and the angels of sound come in to help clear your throat and heart chakras of feelings of shyness and self-consciousness in order to allow the pure vibrations of sound healing to come out of you with faith and joy.
Please wear a grounding crystal.
Where: 
54 East Coast Terrace, #01-06 Finland Gardens, S458949
When: 
2 to 4 or 5pm, depending on the size of the class
Energy exchange: 
$280

FEB 23: YOU PLANNED THIS (LEVEL 1)
This in-depth workshop is about your soul plan. It provides insights and clarity on how and why your Higher Self or soul chooses the circumstances you were born into, the “disadvantages” you were either born with or developed later, even the illnesses that you are going through, as part of its chosen itinerary for growth.
Where: 
54 East Coast Terrace, #01-06 Finland Gardens, S458949
When: 
2 to 4 or 5pm
Energy exchange: 
$280

FEB 29: WORKING WITH ARCHANGELS
A new workshop that introduces various archangels  to help you understand who they are, what they do, and how you can work with them.
Where: 
54 East Coast Terrace, #01-06 Finland Gardens, S458949
When: 
2 to 4pm
Energy exchange: 
$280

 

 

The scaredy cat who became a warrior

Tonight, I am seeing out the year with my beloved cat, Dude. This will be our last time doing this together, for I know that he will be leaving me soon after the new year.

Eleven years ago, while watching television late one night, I heard a cat crying outside my door. The cries were so loud and piteous that I went out to investigate. There, out in the corridor outside my apartment, cowering against my neighbour’s shoe cupboard, was a terrified little white-and-grey kitten. He was shivering in fear and yowling at the top of his lungs.

It took me a while to lure him out of hiding with some food. Finally, hunger won over, and he crept out to eat the saucer of food that I had placed near me. The moment he finished eating, I caught him up into my arms and petted him, comforting him as much as I could. Then I walked outside into the carpark with him to see if his mother could be anywhere nearby looking for her lost baby.

We wandered around in the dark for quite some time, but there was no sign of his mother and it was already well past midnight. Unable to bring myself to let him loose to fend for himself, I brought him home. And Dude has been extra special to me ever since.

From a scrawny, terrified little kitten, he grew up to be a big, handsome tom. But perhaps because we bonded that first night, he always stuck close to me. If I sat on the couch, he’d hop up next to me. If I lay in bed, he’d climb onto my stomach. He was content as long as I was close.

But he never outgrew his timidity. Among all my cats, he was the shyest and the most easily frightened. My husband and I used to laugh and say that he was the original scaredy cat.

Then five years ago, a routine dental cleaning led to an infection which, in turn, led to the flaring of a condition called feline stomatitis – a very painful auto-immune disease of the mouth.

For five long years, our little scaredy cat has lived in pain, every single day. He has suffered through multiple tooth extractions (in a bid to inhibit further bacterial infections), partial blindness (as a result of being under anaesthesia for too long while having his teeth extracted), injections, oral gels, tablets, subcutaneous fluids … whatever the vets thought was worth trying in order to control the disorder and manage his pain.

Then his body began to waste away, and his condition deteriorated quickly. We thought the end was near about a month ago. But he let me know he wanted to wait for my son Jordan to come home for Christmas. So when Jordan came home two weeks ago, we made sure Dude received lots of cuddles, and that he got to enjoy all the Christmas fare he wanted.

Earlier tonight, when I held his now-tiny and oh-so-frail body against me, he purred and let me know that he would see in the new year. February will be his 12th birthday, but I know he won’t be here by then. He may not even be here when Jordan goes back to Oxford in two weeks.

But he will always be in our hearts. Especially mine.

For my little scaredy cat turned out to be a warrior.

He has shown me the meaning of true strength. Throughout five years of constant pain, he has continued to live, love and play. In spite of his illness, he has continued to walk out into the garden, to the litterbox, to the water bowl, and even downstairs to the kitchen, on his own. And although he’s now too weak to join in, he still watches with interest as our other cats play.

He has shown me the power of love. He has held on to spend one last Christmas, one last New Year, with us. When we invited friends over for a  festive potluck just before Christmas, he overcame his shyness and made his way downstairs – again, on his own – to join the revelry. When I cradled him in my arms so everyone could say hi to him, I watched as he looked alertly at each and every familiar face there, and I knew he was saying goodbye to these friends of ours in his own way.

He has shown me that even when life deals you a bad hand, how you choose to work with what you have been dealt with, is what’s important.

Even now, when he needs help going up and down the stairs, when he sometimes can’t make it to the litterbox in time, or when he is so exhausted after having a drink of water that he just rests his head on the rim of the bowl and falls asleep, when I am sometimes afraid to carry him in case I accidentally hurt him, he responds with a purr or a soft meow when I stroke or talk to him.

I know he is listening. And he knows I am, too.

When he does cross over, it will be because Dude has decided that he has loved and been loved to the max, and has lived his life in the best way he knew how, and that it is enough.

So he and I  wish you a happy new year.

May you make wise choices, give and be surrounded by total love, and gain inner strength with each step that you take in 2020.  Most of all, may you – if you are a scaredy cat – discover the warrior in you.