I had no idea what I was about to experience that day, but my ego was quick to tell me 'You won't receive any guidance or wisdom while you're here'.
My soul was quick to respond, 'Clear your mind and simply BE'.
THIS fear could have been my clue and a preview to what I was about to heal and experience that day.
A day of wisdom flowing through me as the voice of my soul was so loud and clear it was as though someone was sitting on my shoulder and talking to me.
It was July 2017 and my third holiday to my beloved Byron Bay. The one where I really felt the healing powers of the lands in my cells and in my vibes like never before.
I’d heard about the mystical Crystal Castle in the Byron Hinterland a hand full of years earlier, and as the years went on, my desire to visit grew.
My dear soul sister Meg came to visit my family and I, and after a beautiful picnic breakfast, playing in the sun and sharing soulful chats about the power of the mind, manifesting and other spiritual gems, we set off for our girls day out.
Since my first trip to Byron 12 years ago I’d wanted to venture out into the hinterland, and was as excited as a kid on Christmas eve to be heading into the magical hills.
As we drove out into the mountains and enjoyed the divine landscape with the sun beaming down on the hills, we shared musings about how we felt we were both hiding in our journeys at the present time. Maybe an insight into what was to be highlighted on the days adventures?
We reached the mystical Crystal Castle, and I could feel her powers as we pulled into the car park and I became aware of my crown chakra buzzing a little more. Excited and a little nervous, in anticipation for what experiences lay ahead, we made our way through the gates. Having not been there before I wasn’t aware of the many practical rituals you could take part in on the grounds.
We made our way to the left where the large Buddhist ‘time capsule’ and prayer wheel’s were. My eyes were drawn to these 4 glass boxes, one at each of the 4 corners of the prayer temple, each one encasing a statue which I was yet to see clearly.
THE BUDDHIST TIME CAPSULE AND GREEN TARA.
We walked down toward the temple like structure and read about it's significance and then made our way to the corner of the temple to start spinning the prayer wheels, walking around in a clockwise direction 3 times.
As I began to walk around I heard my intuition nudge me to take off my shoes and put my bag down on the bench seat near by. Without hesitation my mind chimes in ‘What if someone see’s you walking around bare feet? You don’t want anyone to think you’re weird!’
Next thing I notice Meg is bare foot, bags down, walking around the temple! ‘See! if she can do it, so can you! Listen to your intuition, it’s ok, it’s safe.’ So after my first round I kicked off my thongs and placed my back pack next to hers on the seat. I went back to the first wheel and slowly began my last 2 cycles walking bare foot and spinning the wheels and really taking in each moment.
After my 3rd round with the wheels I felt myself being pulled over to the first of the glass boxes with the statues inside. I cautiously walked over. I felt she was communicating with me, and after my ego telling me I'd experience nothing earlier on, I hesitated as I walked over to her.
She is Green Tara. And she held my gaze as I began to hear her communicate with me, 'Be present with me, It's time to stop and listen to what I have to say.' For a gold statue in a glass box, she sure was convincing!
For a moment I wanted to walk away and pretend I hadn't heard her. But my curiosity and my soul knew I needed to stay. Something in me anchored my feet to the ground in front of the box and I felt heavy and stuck there.
I stood there and I listened. I felt a sudden urge to place my hands in prayer position over my third eye. 'Don’t let anyone see you doing that! What will think of you!’ chimed in my ego, sitting high on the seat of fear. I was beginning to become acutely aware of all these fears and judgements and how they were holding me in this loop of hiding. Some assumed from others, some from past lives of hiding my truth, but all really just a mirror of my own judgement of myself. I allowed myself to feel this fear of judgement and it melted away in the light of acknowledgement. Then I placed my hands in prayer position over my third eye, closed my eyes and began to tune in.
As the sound of my ego faded away, the first statue began to share with me that I had been hiding, not fully showing ALL of myself to the world. She noted the nudges I’d been receiving from the universe, how I hadn't been actioning them all, and that It’s time to pay attention to them. Short and sweet. Then she asked me to move on.
I thanked her, pulled my hands to my heart and slowly walked over to the next statue.
She was intimidating! With her third eye between her eye brows and eyes on her palms, there was no hiding from her message. ‘It’s time to listen and action more than ever before. You can no longer hide from stepping even more into your purpose, and your teachings. It's time to listen. NOW.’ I felt a heaviness rise in my chest and it got thicker and thicker as I stood there, being eyed off (by 5 different eyes!) by this intimidating truth and soul illuminating statue.
Every part of my humanness wanted to run away, I was even finding it hard to stand facing straight on to this statue, my body kept turning away! But i knew better, I knew I had to feel it. So I did. I stood there with tears in my eyes, knowing that It’s time to stand up again and expand in a big way, and I had to feel this to let the resistance pass through me. I took some deep breaths and maintained eye contact with her. Finally she passed me onto the next Tara.
Green Tara number three was holding an offering in her right hand and whispered to me that It’s time once again to share my gifts and teachings with the world. It’s time to come out of my ‘winter’ months and begin 'spring' in preparation for a bright 'summer' ahead!
I completely understood her message. I’d been feeling so comfortable hiding away and working on myself that I didn’t want to really action these nudges from my higher self to step out and share my lessons with the world. I’d been enjoying my ‘hibernation’ way too much! But I knew it was time to step out again and share my lessons and teachings with the world.
Green Tara number four was a whirl of everything coming together. A total divine blending in a human experience of giving and receiving, expansion and more expansion, all flood gates open to infinite abundance in all areas of life as a result of following my intuition and shining my light. A message to be free, follow joy, and stay in alignment with my truth.
When I stood in front of this Tara, the sun was shining so it looked like half of her and half of me were merged. We were one. The message she was trying to tell me, the universe was also showing me. I took a photo to remember this moment and seconds after I'd taken it the sun was hidden by huge clouds.
I took her in for a few minutes then walked over to my bag on the bench and sat down to give myself some time to let it all sink in.
I needed to take in not only the knowings that dropped into my mind, but also the embodyment of the experience, the physical feelings and energy shifts I experienced on my journey between the Green Tara’s.
I coundn’t quite believe how real the experience was as I gave myself a few moments to ground.
I felt like I’d stepped out of a parallel universe and back into my earthly reality.
This place is truly magical!
Stay tuned for 'Between the realms part 2' coming soon...
Have you had a time where you've doubted your intuition and then have been blown away at what came through, or what you experienced?
I'd love to hear your experiences, feel free to share below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big love and hugs,