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Inner Sanctuary – 18th January 2018

finding a peaceful space away from life's busyness
Photo credit: Cosmic Time Traveler, Unsplash

Here is a quiet space where there is rest from your teeming thoughts, beauty and truth to replenish your soul and time to reawaken and reclaim your mind .

Can you picture yourself sitting on a step of this bridge, maybe leaning back against the bridge post? Can you imagine how quiet this beautiful remote place is? There’s the quiet murmur of the little stream flowing under the bridge. There’s the occasional twitter of birds in the trees. The soft breeze perfumed by blossom scent gently rustles the nearby leaves. You are comfortable and relaxed, not too warm and not too cool. 

Stay as long as you like and do come back again when you need to take time out. 

Raising your consciousness is an on going, hopefully daily, exercise. Some days are better than others. It certainly helps to find a quiet place to refocus and recenter. If this is not physically possible then by using your power of imagination, you can take your sanctuary with you – your own inner sanctuary, where you can never be disturbed.

Here are some words of wisdom to ponder:

True power is that which is capable of changing one within the self – of taking you from where you are, shifting the many feelings within your cluster, re-arranging the totality of the Self, and making you a wholly and totally different person. No matter what your path in life, essentially the only thing that can take you from one point to the point of perfection is in three phases.

  1. Firstly, there is the man who knows about God –
  2. Then there is the phase where he becomes a friend of God, whatever God may be
  3. And thirdly the man becomes God.

From: Dance of the Crystal Goddess by Ferdie Rossi

I’ll find and post more words of wisdom from Ferdie and photographs of beautiful sanctuaries here. I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me.

God speed



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A Calling?

Ring! Ring!
The website, Raising Consciousness, has undergone a major face lift as well as a change of custodianship since late 2016.

As is the want of these things a seemingly casual, out of the blue thought one night led me to searching for Ferdie Rossi on the internet.

To put things in context, I had initiated the set up and successful running of a Facebook study group TEP, short for The Esoteric Practices which is the name of a book, The Esoteric Practices, written by Dr. Atteshlis, or Daskalos as his pupils called him. There are 33 lessons and over 400 of us worked through each lesson, one a week, until events around the 16th lesson (the Tarot card “The Tower” of course) unexpectedly led me to handing over the reins to Daskalos’ long time student and expert of his teachings, Daniel Joseph.

Here I was still geared up for presenting lessons and attending to questions from the students with nowhere to go. However, the ground being well broken I was able to be  receptive to the faintest of calls and when my search for Ferdie delivered an actual website called Raising Consciousness, I was thrilled!

The short version is the old website was needing an update and Felicity and Joan, the original and long time custodians were needing some help. Not being able to leave well alone I jumped in and volunteered and now I find myself the custodian of this utterly precious light as Joan and Felicity have decided to retire from “active duty”.

My promise: I will help keep the bright flame of Ferdie’s teachings burning for as long as I’m able, as best as I can.

Yours in Light

Diane Holmes


St.Vincent & the Grenadines

West Indies