Because there are few things we can be sure of….

Animalia Paradoxa – A contradictory animal

That old bugger, Paradox, rides again.

That old bugger, Paradox, rides again.

Ha! Paradox!

You old rascal!

I see you and your wily ways. Never one for a simple answer; you are a real wiggler, and I love you for it!

There you are, pulling a chariot in both directions, but still somehow moving forward. You must have such fun with your new constructions, your situations of increasing complexity.

However, I am sorry to break the news to you that I no longer fear your devices. I have learnt to embrace your foibles and eccentricities; in fact, I am beginning to enjoy them. Without you, life would be dull and offer no challenges to an inquisitive soul such as myself.

I thank you for being you; mythical, magical being of challenge and discovery. A blessing on your leaden wings that take you to such heights. I would kiss you, but as always, you are just out of reach; illuminated by your own shadow.

Let’s play again, soon.

Your loving friend,

Youthemeus xx

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Just me…..

Maiden, Mother, Crone

Maiden, Mother, Crone

Who and what and when am I? Just me.
I am who I am; the part I choose to play.
I am creation expressing itself through me.
I am the now of the future, the extant of yesterday.

My tomorrow is known, my today not yet gone.
All things and no things, full with endless empty.
Sacred and defiled; maiden, mother, highest crone.
I am tiny and immense, anchored and free.

Behind my eyes there is all time, no time and never.
My song is that of veiled impossibilities.
At my side, I find myself in the realms of whenever.
Whoever? Whatever? It’s all just me.

“Who do I think I am?” Who I am is just me.
This is not said with false humility.
There is no need to reassure or offer sympathy.
I know all that I am.
I am just me.


~ Youthemeus

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Divine Flashes


I am Light itself, reflected in the heart of everyone.

I look into the mirror and see my own beauty;
I see the Truth of the universe revealing itself as me.
I rise in the sky as the morning Sun. Do not be surprised
Every particle of creation is my own form.

What are the holy spirits?
– My essence revealed.
And the human body?
-The vessel of my own form.
What is the ocean that encircles the world?
A drop of my abundant Grace; And the purest light that fills every soul?
A spark of my own illumination.

What is the water that grants eternal life?
A drop of my divine nectar.
And the breath that brings the dead back to life?
A puff of my breath, the breath of all life.

I am Light itself, reflected in the heart of everyone.
I am the treasure of the Divine Name, the shining Essence of all things.

From the highest heavens to the bedrock of the earth
All is but a shadow of my splendor.

If I dropped the veil covering my true essence
The world would be lost in a flash of brilliant light.


~ Fakhruddin Araqi, Sufi Master (1213-1289)

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Love is all there is

Love is all there is

Love has already found you


The answer to your question is: love.
You cannot run out of love; you can’t have too much of it, either.
Love cannot be destroyed, bought, lost or disguised as something else.
Love is all there is.

When we strip back all of the layers of life that we hide behind,
love is all that is left.
It doesn’t make a mystery of itself – it shouts its existence across the ages.
Love is all there is.

Love is what connects us to each other in the past, the present and the future.
It is an unbreakable cord that binds us all together.
It is a light that shines into the most wounded of hearts.
There is not a human soul that will not be touched by love.
Love is all there is.

Don’t waste time worrying about finding love; it has already found you.
Listen to your heart, it sings of love.
It does not matter who or what or how you love.
Love is all there is.

You are love and love is all there is.

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How to get a crystal to sing to you……

Dance me!

Dance me!

Last Friday was a wet, wintery afternoon. Sitting around, trying to keep warm and drinking tea makes me feel sluggish; it was time to blow some cobwebs away before the weekend.

I spent the afternoon at a Native American Drumming session, and  I really enjoyed the opportunity to play with the energies that are stimulated and released through the medium of rhythmic drumming.

It was a very powerful experience; both the drumming and the connection with other people who were also there “just to drum”. The noise was joyful and I was able to connect with the beat that I was keeping, as well as hearing others’ rhythms. Matthew (White Feather) had mentioned that crystals could be charged by placing them under the drum, as the energies would help to cleanse and recharge anything that was placed there.

I popped my selenite wand underneath the beautiful Mother Drum and it stayed there for at least an hour as we drummed, and chanted and whistled and sang. I certainly felt refreshed and energised when we finished and it was time to go home. It had been a great way to bring some fresh energy into a dull, damp afternoon.

I got home and put the kettle on, settling down with a cup of camomile tea and some chocolate, (yes, it was that kind of a day), I popped my wand on the coffee table and relaxed, listening to the radio playing softly in the background. As I sat, cup of tea steaming in my hand, my mind drifting off into a daydream, the radio began to play “Bridge over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel. Amongst all of the music that had been playing in the periphery of my attention, this one song jumped out at me.

A few days earlier, there had been a funeral service at the local sports ground near to our house; one of the songs that was carried on the breeze was “Bridge over Troubled Water” which had been played repeatedly. I remember thinking, “I haven’t heard that song for ages!” I used to love it when I was much younger, but had forgotten it over time as my musical vocabulary increased and changed direction.

My awareness became refocused on the moment, my daydream evaporating rapidly. My attention was drawn to my wand. It was singing to me, singing along to “Bridge over Troubled Water”! I picked it up and touched the crystal. All at once I experienced a rush of pure love; it was telling me that it loved me so very, very much. It would always love me and wanted to be with me helping and healing. I held this crystal tenderly, like a lover, pressed it to my cheek. It sang for the whole song, sang with all its might. It was one of the most profound experiences I have ever had.

What my crystal was telling me was that the charge it had received from the drumming had given it a hugely energetic experience and because it was so “alive” in this moment it was able to sing and speak very clearly to me. Normally, we communicated by thoughts and feelings; intuition, if you will. Because we had both been so “energised” by the drumming experience, we were both at a place where we could speak freely and easily to each other.

It was wonderful. Even after the song had finished, the memory of the communication lingered in my mind and is still with me three days later.

Now, I don’t know what I am going to do with this information or understanding of the power of rhythm on crystals. I do, however, feel compelled to gather all of my crystals and drum for them, so that we can talk and work together. I will be researching the practicality of acquiring a hand drum and the best techniques to use.

In the meantime, the experience has certainly given me a deeper respect and love for the things around me. I am now interested in communicating with objects, elements, energies that are not “conscious” in the conventional sense. There is a whole Universe of things to talk to, a whole world of crystals, stones, elements and energies to which it is possible to connect. How very exciting!

My path just gets more and more interesting each day that I am alive. As they say, “watch this space!”

I have put the song below for you to enjoy, I recommend listening whilst holding something meaningful in your hands. Let it sing to you, the way my beautiful Selenite sang to me.

~ Youthemeus

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