England 2007 vol. 1!
England…day one. Well, I didn’t have internet connection until day four or so…Aug. 2, so I’ll try to catch up with what we have been doing and experiencing so far.
So the usual plane ride and arrival – fairly painless 6 hour and 40 minute flight (it took me longer to get to Portland in January – 10 hours with connections, etc!). We headed the dire warning of the flooding, heavy rains and rather bleak weather, and brought along rain boots, rain ponchos, umbrellas, etc. But we did our work before arriving. All those meditations for sun and dry weather worked. It’s been sunny and just gorgeous since we arrived and more is expected all week long. Yeah!
There are nine of us altogether including Bill our tour guide from Brussels and Jim, a filmmaker who introduced me to Bill last year. To balance out the yang we’ve got 7 women (yin), but truth be told, I think us gals got the yang cornered. This was illustrated today when the chocolate section in the local grocery store mesmerized the boys while we girls tapped our feet and waited on them to move on!
Yin and Yang aside (for the moment) aside, our first full day was amazing. Bill’s friend Philippe Ullens is a renowned photographer and owner of the world’s second best bookstore – The Henge – in Avebury. Bill shared some of Philippe’s photos of new crop circles in the area and took us to an airfield where we would have the chance to fly over the circles.
At first I thought there is no way I’m going to fly in a micro light plane over fields in England. I though just looking at the photos was enough for me. But something came over me while we stood there and looked at a table full of photos of fresh crop circles. I said sign me up. So 65 pounds later I was being strapped into the plane for a 30-minute flight with Andy the pilot.
The micro light (photos to come) is like a fancy flying tricycle. Take-off was thrilling. I watched the rolling hills of southern England reveal themselves. Once we reached about 1000 feet Andy took me on a tour of crop circles.
A word about crop circles…when you are up there looking down at these huge beautiful creations in remote wheat fields, you just don’t care who created them, how they created then, or even why. I felt happy and joyful at being able to look at something so intricate and beautiful. I felt it was a gift and whoever gave it to us is really sweet and artistic.
I think I saw 7 or 8 total. Andy noticed I was feeling a bit queasy and wanted to head back. I asked for just one more and it was delivered. I didn’t know that later that afternoon I would be walking around that very crop circle. I’m not sure if it was the plane or the vibrations from the circles that made me queasy. But after the flight I wrote a bit in my journal then sat very still feeling very quiet and calm. So peaceful and so full of gratitude for being shown the beauty of the circles.
Jessie was the first to hop on the plane, followed by Ellen, Mary Kay, Jim and Bill. It was well worth it, we all agreed. Kim, Sarah and Penny agreed the area was magical but they were happy to keep their feet on the ground.
While at the Crop Circle place we had lunch and Bill spoke to us about the Planetary Chakra sites and how this area of England became designated the Heart Chakra. It was derived from the work of Robert Coon (rainbowserpent.com) whom Bill spent time with in the 90′s in Glastonbury and Brussels. Ley Lines and planetary energies and sacred sites emitted the right vibration to be considered at Chakra site.
Then it was time to take our first look as a group at the Stones of Avebury. More to come soon…