Surrendering What You Know.

It’s been a minute since I posted and today I want to take a moment to speak with you about joy. As we feel the push of moving forward, countries and businesses opening up for trade and travel, it seems there is an unspoken panic at play. A low volume vibe that puts us all a little closer to feeling less than in control, wondering what the implications and unknowns will be and if it’s all going to be okay.

Delving into the notion of joy whether having it while others don’t or when there are so many wrongs happening; how can we enjoy joy, when others may not even have safe. Cultivating our bearing with a mindset of surrendering what we know to gain new understanding, it feels important to do the simple things that help us have balance. This can look like a walk around the block, yoga, drawing or eating a meal in silence. Even breathing more consciously, more deeply and slowing our inner sphere. Simple actions allowing centring and slowing of our monkey mind.

As we slow our mind, even our heart beat and deepen our breathing, I ask you to consider  surrendering your old definition of joy, suffering and discomfort. In the space in between fully releasing these and before the next definition starts, I would ask you to consider; in the current moment, what would feel joyful?

Take a moment let the noise and dust of life settle. What would help you feel joy right now? Truly? Having done this myself recently, I realised my answer had changed. My definition of safety, had changed. So yes as I wanted safety for everyone, it no longer stopped here. I thought about how would safety make me feel joy? I felt I wanted safety to include moving freely with no risk of life injury to myself or others was in my minds eye. As was kindness for each of us to feel healed. To be able to forgive and trust. For many people to have their own agency. For the trampling of Indigenous people and places to cease. This is my new bearing for joy.

What do you feel would make life better for you and those you share the space with? Home, work, world. Perhaps its the space to express a lack of perfection. Maybe its the scope for someone else to expand beyond what you and they think is possible. Where in your immediate can you add joy to our world? How do we find joy without normal?

Flow. Finding flow in the dance of life is a measure of joy that assists all of us and does not require getting things, superiority or cruel and unkind. Flow is accessible in literally any space. Flow is the transport of joy that transforms us out of a harming or harsh environment. Within us or outside of us.

Again I ask you to take a moment. In order to move from any discomfort, think about a feeling of joy. Pure and calm, visit this thought. Time and again. Each time you will in your environment find a moment of flow. Connect with it, engage with it, be joyful in it. Even a single moment. Then revisit the thought and find it again. Step by step keep going. Every breath, each moment of joy. Even when it is just a thought.

It is not that challenges stop, its that you through surrendering what you know, can resonate with understanding in something new. A new joy. A new part of you, of us. Step by step.

I wish you safe passage, as always. Step by step.







The Sigil Of It.

Sigils have been used for millennium. In Latin, ‘sigillum’ equals seal. A sigil, seal, is utilised for multiple layers of energy to set a tone of vibration. A declaration to the universe of intention, release and a new tone of fulfilment. Sigils have been part of 888’s remedies for more than 3 decades. Used successfully in placements, outcomes and time delay release settings. Utilising a high level of skill in Clairvoyance combined with Feng Shui and Geobiology means, body mind spirit and space can be addressed, cleansed, balanced and set for fresh intentions and purposes.

Austin Osman Spare an artist and occultist, who worked as a draughtsman and painter in the U.K. Lived from 1886 – 1956. His definition that the use of sigils through suggestion helped to control and engage the forces in the unconscious psyche of the individual. While Brian Gysin also an artist, was using the golden rule and geometry in his work. Who then expanded his practice to include altering names and ideas to glyphs and combining them to form extended magic squares that held within sigils.

The most common form of a sigil is writing an intention and condensing this to form a monogram or short hand version of this statement into for example a hieroglyph, a logo or a sigil. Working much like a vision board the sigil, is used to activate a meditative [calm and neutral] state to engage a different recognition point. Essentially bypassing the conscious mind, creating an entry point to creation for the correlating desire so resonance can flow in the unconscious. In a place, this means, that an already active energy pattern can be released, cleansed and replaced with a healthier option aligned with new goals and purposes. Creating unencumbered vibrational tones that flourish.  Another way to imagine the working of a sigil, is to think of an astrological sigil. Constellation maps for star signs, used as far back as the 16th century.

Used for meditation, healing, protection, activation, good fortune, triumph, each sigil is designed for the specific purpose. Placement or use and incorporation into ritual is dependant on several factors. There is no specific way to create them, hand drawn, a photo or painting. There is creative freedom bringing added intention and energy to the cause. It can be as quick as a two minute sketch, or like the Vestibule Sigil pack now available in 888 Atelier, designed over a meditative process of 2 years. Starting in January 2020 and culminating in August 2021. Great timing for auspicious activation from Spring 2021, Southern Hemisphere.

Sigil #1. Hand drawn.

888 Sigils have previously been used in remote healing consultations. Placed as part of the crystal grid and designed for specific client needs. As well as calling in more business for an organisation; emotional stability in a home; raising a drive for success in an entrepreneurs office; auspicious energy and stability in a nursery; blessings for a newly purchased home and boundaries. Alignment and working with cyclical energies has been applied with sigils for studies, recovery rooms for surgical patients and clarity of vision for those addressing addiction in any form. When a person is cultivating a new path, no matter its application, visual queues support and work with how our brains register and store information. Visually. This aids the quick reference of the sigil. Our vibration recognises the new vibration pattern in the sigil and the intention you have connected and begins to action them together.

Sigil #2. Business logo.

In previous applications the following improvements and new conditions have been mentioned by clients.
– Fresh perspectives.
– Improved vitality.
– Improved communications.
– Dispute resolution.
– Improved sleep.
– Increased awareness and calm.
– Healthy release of old patterns of behaviour.
– Negative energies dissipating.
– Improved engagement in exercise and healthy choices.
– Active willingness to try new things.
– Improved self care.
– Improved dietary choices.
– Increased profits.
– Improved blood pressure.
– Decreased anger.
– A more pro-active mindset.
– Increased right time, right place synchronicity.

Sigil #3. Photographic.

Sigils are a great way to focus energy to work with universal law.

Art Precinct Walking.

The August sun is beautiful in the afternoon. Walking through Southbank in Brisbane I got my art fix and while walking around took candid photos. The light play, shapes and contrast of old Brisbane with the new strikes me and finds a new appreciation for watching the art scene as well as the changing landscape of urban spaces. I adore street art and how it surprises you. Lost in thought it pierces through to enliven the harder edges and leaves an indelible impression. My current fascination extends to the golden hour. Light play in the golden hour alters depth perception and highlights beauty in movement with inanimate objects like buildings, large glass panels and bridges. Stay tuned for more of my golden hour photos in future Intel posts.

In the meantime here’s a peak at my birds eye view of August, it’s light and current exhibitions in our arts precinct.

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August Transitions 2021.

Transition is such a part of our lives.
Right now it feels like everything is moving and yet standing still at the same time. Old boundaries and parameters no longer seem to apply or be the right fit.
In this light, 888 is changing as well.

I do hope you enjoy our updated portal.
Bookings, viewings and bespoke items are still available, drop us a line.  Share a few details about what your looking for whether it’s a consultation, remote healing, an art commission or an article. Advise of dates and let us know your best contacts. Keep in mind if your interstate or overseas, time differences may effect response times. As always we prioritise your enquiry and look forward to working, healing and creating positive projects for body, mind, spirit and space.

Safe Passage, Ruby.

Winter Warm Breakfast Recipes.

Amounts for breakfast in bed, baby kipflers is based on how hungry you are and how many people are eating. A good basic measure is a handful to two per person. After washing your kipfler potatoes, pop them in a baking tray, remember now is a good time to pre heat your oven or air fryer. Keep in mind that this recipe uses grape seed oil. For the oven a good drizzle of oil and for the air fryer 1 table spoon of oil. If you’re using an air fryer, toss the ingredients per the recipe in a large bowl then into the basket of your fryer.

After placing potatoes in the tray or bowl, add grasped oil. Then add sweet Thai chilli sauce or chopped fresh chilli to desired flavour strength, along with fresh mint leaves and your favourite Portuguese herb blend. Toss till mixed well. If you don’t have fresh mint, you can add mint jelly just before you eat. Salt and pepper to your preference.

Now that your oven is preheated to 200 degrees with a fan, for an air fryer pre heat at base heat for 5 minutes. It is then time, to place in the oven or fryer till cooked. For the oven check after 15 minutes, and adjust heat if needed. Leaving them till golden brown or approximately 30-40 minutes. With your air fryer, turn the heat to 180 degrees and toss the basket at 10 minute intervals, for 20-30 minutes or till golden brown. Remember to cut one potato in half to check they are soft in the middle. Be sure to find a comfy seat or eat in bed and enjoy.

Boiled eggs and munch is a quick easy sleepy cook. A favourite of mine on a Sunday morning. Start with farm free range eggs if you have them, choose enough to match your hunger. Fill a pot with water enough to cover the eggs, add a pinch or two of salt to the water and place on the stove, bringing them to the boil. While the eggs boil, make some toast. I love ciabatta bread, buttered and with some herbs, sprinkled after toasting or if making in an air fryer mix the two together on the bread, adding butter last, then place in the fryer for 10 minutes at a temperature of 160 for golden toasting. Remember to pre heat your fryer.

For the munch, you will need some avocado, cherry tomatoes, shaved or fine chopped raw cabbage, pine nuts and sesame seeds. If you have fresh lime or lemon along with salt and pepper. Chop ingredients into a bowl to toss, cutting bite size pieces. Sprinkle sesame seeds and herb blends like morrocan or dukkah. Once its all tossed together, just before eating, squeeze a wedge of lime or lemon over the mix. Serve with your eggs and enjoy alongside green tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

Enjoy 888’s Winter Warm Breakfast Recipes and keep an eye on our website for Ruby’s cookbook soon.

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