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Nelson Mandela Day - How you can add your spiritual contribution

Mandela Day is an annual global celebration that takes place on 18 July to honour the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. This day is a call to action for individuals, communities, and organisations to take time to reflect on Mandela's values and principles and to make a positive impact in their own communities. ( Mandela preached peace and forgiveness when he could so easily have chosen the path of anger, resentment and revenge. A true leader, if there is only one thing we learn from his life, may we all learn this lesson from him.

For those of you who have not found a way that you can contribute today, you can always contribute to raising the vibrations of the planet, or send healing energy to those who need it. Remember that it is rude to interfere with someone's energy without their permission, so if you do not have their permission you can send them blessings - but do not have an intention set on what or how you want them to heal. Another thing that is important to remember is that you should always send Source energy for healing and not send the energy straight from your own energy supply. We want to help others, but not by draining ourselves.

So the first thing that we need to do (and my clients will know this process well) is connect to Source and Mother Earth. Imagine a light coming down from Source, filling up your whole body with light until the light comes out the soles of your feet. Imagine this light from the soles of your feet reaching all the way down into the centre of the earth (if you often find it difficult to ground yourself, imagine roots growing down with this light too). Then picture this light bouncing back up into your body (while leaving the roots firmly planted in the centre of the earth). Let this light flow all the way back up your body until it reaches your heart. Now expand this light out past your body, past your home, past your suburb, city, and country. Keep expanding this light out past all the continents and the planet, knowing you are connected to everyone and everything and that you are completely safe.

Now that you are completely expanded and supported by both Mother Earth and Source, knowing that nothing can affect your energy in this safe space, picture the person or place you would like to bless. See this person or place in your mind's eye or just keep them in your thoughts. Now pull in more energy from Source and send it to the person or place you would like to bless. You can do this by visualising this energy surrounding the person or place, or by knowing that you have sent this energy to this person or place - remember intention is everything. You can do this for as many people and places as you like. When you send the energy to them, send it to them with the intention that the light heal the person or place for their highest good without any preconception of what that good must be. We should never push our own intentions on someone else's free will - we cannot be the judge of what they really need.

Once you are happy that you have sent this loving energy to whom- or wherever you wanted, send light to yourself. Remember you are just as important as everyone else and deserve all the love too. Thank your guides, your higher self, Source and Mother Earth and ask to be disconnected from anyone or anything's energy that you were blessing and ask to let them go with love and light. You do not need to disconnect from Source or Mother Earth as it is always good to be connected to both. But please do make sure that you are completely grounded (remember those roots) before you start to return to your day. Eat something if you still feel a little light-headed. And remember to drink lots of water.

Nelson Mandela Day is one day a year but remember that there is no time in the spirit world, so if you didn't get around to doing this on 18th July, do it when you feel you have the time and the energy to give - split it up and spend 5 minutes a day doing this every week. Each little bit helps.

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