The world has changed since my last blog post. The shift of power from election night shockwaves to the daily machinations of the madmen, ransackers, warmongers, and haters currently in power are creating havoc as part of an agenda that threatens all life. The old playbook and its players are back, in our country this time, gleefully destroying what we hold dear and need to live in balance, peace, safety and freedom, as if channeling Voldemort himself.
Less than two months in, many of us are feeling the fatigue of being pinged into constant anger and fear at the bombast of lies and foul deeds. This agenda activates our deepest fears, as it is designed to do. The agendas of the last ditch efforts of, let's call it the Dark Side, to keep control over the people and resources of the planet uses the energies of fear, confusion, chaos, destruction, lies, perversion, and just plain bad hombre intent to ransack the globe. You can do your part to foil their nefarious plans, help the earth heal, and feel way better as you do by releasing old fears and fear activators at this time. To encourage this noble enterprise, I offer a Releasing Fear Series package.
Our fields, cells, DNA and subtle bodies hold many types of fear. There's DNA-held fears from previous regimes in history—from previous lifetimes or family cellular memory of WWII on back; personal fears of enslavement, survival, and safety; societal fears of otherness, exclusion, apocalypse, dystopian futures, you name it. They're all surfacing in us with such palpable force many cannot sleep at night and can't disengage from the latest barrage of bad news to center and balance.
Being in anger and fear all the time is not healthy, and exactly what the agenda wants. As any Buddhist or Taoist, Dune or Star Wars fan knows, fear and anger lead to the Dark Side. Basically anger is a highly activated form of fear. The opportunity to transform, ease, and release those core fears is the silver lining in these crazy awful times. It's also a major superpower in the turning of the energy back to love+light. It's your magic wand. It's using the Force. It's la piece de la résistance.
So let's get to it. Being terrified and pissed off is exhausting. So, what works? Shamanic work to the rescue! Of course it is not the only way, but it's what I do.
In our sessions, focusing on your personal concerns, we allow your fears to be articulated, and in the journey I follow threads of energy back to their origin. Not just fears of the world, whatever is coming up for you in your life. There's love and caring in DNA-held ancestor messages, meant to help you have a better life than they did, through their story of struggle. But they present as ominous warnings of disaster with a big fear load and a strong emotional effect. The transformation often comes with an emotional charge that brings tears, like on Finding Your Roots, as you understand your ancestors, and yourself, in a new light. We don't have to repeat those harsh scenarios, but it feels like we do until we unpack the encoded information.
Some fears are there, in you, like a recorded loop, waiting for you to be ready to retrieve your energy and power from your past trauma and experiences, whether in this life or another. Shamans have done this retrieval work for many thousands of years. It's not like therapy or life coaching, it's more energetic and experiential in nature. Clients often find recurring fear-based patterns that play out in relationship, money, or health problems originate in their own past life experiences. They feel sort of doomed to repeat scenarios they know aren't supposed to be happening again. Following those threads back down the line to their origin helps transform that pattern, retrieves the lost power and energy, and brings deep insight into your soul path.
Flower and/or gemstone essences are very helpful in this work. One of my medicine gifts is being told, clairaudiently, which vibrational essences are needed during a journey for a client. It's different than matching symptoms to an indexed reference, and the helpers are quite astonishing in their acumen. I am finding these to be extremely valuable in the releasing fears work, and a perfect bridge between session energetic components and physical medicine. I provide the link to the essences in the journey notes you receive, and you order them yourself. They are inexpensive, harmless used with any other medication, and transformative in a magical, soothing way.
Working on transforming core fears now is key personal life-directing, planet-saving action. To encourage this important work, I offer a Releasing Fear Series package--remote or in-person it matters not. Because doing this work requires more than a single session. Order a series of 4 sessions (2 hours each) and pay just $140/session (instead of $160). We'll schedule them as you need/want throughout 2017, to change fear to fearlessness, retrieve energy and power, and free you from obstacles that block your happiness and soul path. Love+Light!
Tonight (exact time 2:44am Pacific Time Wednesday morning) is the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year following the shortest daylight: the darkest day. And yet the sun is shining brightly outside my door, a rarity in December here on Vashon Island.
The times feel dark indeed, and yet through the darkening the light shines in us, whoever carries light in their hearts and minds. At this time of year, at this time in our personal lives, at this time in our history, it is a powerful thing to tend that inner light, so you can stay strong and calm, loving and kind as you create the world as you dream it. For traditional shamans long have said the world is as you dream it. Dreaming up the world is a full time job.
Another thing shamans do is stop the world. Don Juan (as named in Carlos Castaneda's books) said the most important things warriors (another name for us) must learn to do, and do, are to a) lose self-importance and b) stop the world. These tasks take lifetimes to do well. Zen monks do the same thing, as do others multiculturally. The winter Solstice is energetically a time for silence, stillness, reflection, reverence for all life, courage, and trust in the turning of the world; holding inner light through the darkest hours, awaiting the life-giving return of the sun. The arc of the sun in northern places skims the horizon, barely rising, traveling slowly, and seemingly stands still before setting early for a long winter's night.
In far northern locations, like Newgrange in Ireland, people enter international lotteries for the chance to wait in the inner chamber for the first Solstice daylight rays to enter the light box and travel the passage of the ancient mound to illuminate the inner chamber. Times were dark, perhaps darker than we can imagine, when this mythic structure was built, and yet, somehow, here we are still, welcoming the return of the light. Feeling small and fragile, wondering what the new year will bring.
Stopping the world links to the energy of winter solstice in the power we have, individually, to hold space, to focus our minds, stop our thoughts, awaken our hearts, become fearless, and still. In stillness, something deeper, stronger and more enduring speaks. As we allow that frequency to enter us and resonate our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies as one, we align with Universal energies, with all of nature, the turning planet, the revolving solar system, the galaxy, the universe. Paradoxically, by attuning to the larger forces, always spinning beyond our comprehension, we are able to stop the world.
So, that's what I'm doing. And in my stillness intention and practices, I am renewing spirit, aligning soul, synchronizing heart and mind, holding space for the light, raising frequency, and sending out big aloha and gratitude for every person I had the honor to work with this year.
2016 work included every type of shamanic service I do: from location work with trees on January 1st, deathwalking souls and clearing spaces both locally and by remote, as far away as France, healing remote journeys for people facing grave illness, divinations and Flash Oracles, energy wrangling and disentengling lots of old ties, patterns, perceptions, and emotions, working with sudden physical needs in a shamanic context, lucid dreamwork evidenced by recipients in many localities, journeys for life changes and personal development, half-day island visits, soul retrievals, teaching people to journey here on Vashon, remote location scouting for a client, following many energetic life threads back through time, and forward as well, and on and on.
As of this last weekend, I added a new service: officiating weddings. This one witnessed a magical crow blessing! Last January's Hestia Stillness Retreat was wonderful, and now I'm creating the upcoming January 2017 Sweet Soul Care retreat. There are a few places left, if you'd like to stop the world with a little help, and the company of others, in a really beautiful place.
Today is the stillpoint in the year. From the deepest heart of my heart to your heart, thank you. Blessings, love and light surround you. May you enjoy the power of presence, give and receive the gift of your presence, and beam out the light within you to warm everything and everyone around you, and create the beautiful world you love as you dream it.
Do you want to learn to journey? You may have heard of shamanic journeying, had a shamanic practitioner journey for you, or simply be curious about what that's about. Do you journey already, as a personal spiritual practice, and want to deepen your practice? If you live on or near Vashon Island, I invite you to the Journey Circle, Sundays from 6-7:30pm at Vashon Intuitive Arts (VIA) .
My training allows me to guide others in this ancient multicultural way of shifting consciousness and traveling into other worlds, to receive guidance and healing experientially from helpers and teachers. More about me here.
Learning how to shift into the shamanic state of consciousness—through rattling and drumming to initiate the theta brainwave state, creating a clear intent for your individual journey, finding pathways into the other worlds, and developing relationships with helpers there is a fascinating process, different for each person and each journey. Like learning any skill or ability, it takes practice to establish, and time to develop relationships with helping spirits. Having a teacher is the traditional pathway to journeying, and allows support on multiple levels, facilitating your unique experience in a safe environment. It is powerful and magical and profound and surprising.
One book, of many available, that you may wish to check out is Shamanism as a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life, by Tom Cowan, Amazon link here. It provides a thorough and easy to understand introduction to what we'll be doing in the weekly journey circle. Or just come and see!
Whether you already know how to journey, or have never heard of it until now and are intrigued, sign up for one or more sessions now, and see if this is for you. I'm offering two options: buy 1-4 sessions here, or signal your intention to commit to your journey practice and save $5 per session by ordering a series of 5 here. If paying by cash or check, just come and bring the $$ with you.
If you have a drum or rattle, bring it/them along, but don't worry if you don't. Eye covering, like a bandana to wrap around your eyes or sleep eyeshades, is helpful. Or, you can simply place your arm over your eyes, as a traditional method. Bring a shawl or blanket for comfort, if desired, as you will journey lying down. These things help you keep your body safe and warm as your consciousness and spirit move to other worlds and endeavors.
Let me know your questions, through email here. I look forward to seeing you and having you in the circle.
Have you ever had a Soul Retrieval? If so, you know what they are. If not, you may be curious. I just did one, and this one I can talk about, because it was for myself. I do many Soul Retrievals, but the work is confidential, and their power—as the power of any journey—can be dissipated by describing them in any detail to others. But it feels today, for some reason, like this is news you could use. So here goes.
There are several books in my Resources list that focus on this important shamanic service. What I tell clients in a simple description is that, as human beings, when we experience a shock or trauma or major unexpected moment in our lives, we often experience a fragmenting of our soul. A soul part will either fly off or stay stuck at the scene, unable to handle the energy. We are fragile souls, indeed. The accounts you hear about girls watching themselves being raped from somewhere on the ceiling is an extreme example, while sadly also not uncommon.
But soul parts can flee or stay stuck for less violent shocks and traumas, particularly when the experience pings something in their life path, or longer soul path through many lifetimes. At the time of the experience, reality seems to shift. It can become hard to speak, emotions rising, face flushing, lips trembling, pulse racing, without really understanding why these body responses are happening. Signals of trauma can make time slow down, as our brains stop working and everything goes into a slo-mo sequence of bewilderment, fear, disbelief, or the shock of being totally misunderstood, negated, abused, or maligned.
Sometimes the scene is difficult emotionally, such as having to euthanize a beloved pet, watching one die, discovering an accident or traumatic scene, and these kinds of experiences with other loved ones. Moving house suddenly without willing preparation, losing something important, finding out something life-altering, witnessing something traumatic, all of these can cause soul loss.
Power loss and soul loss can be stolen deliberately, requiring a trickster-type retrieval on the practitioner's part. I have some wild stories about doing those, but I cannot divulge them here. Retrievals of any kind require a high degree of skill and the ability to shapeshift, fly, and think fast without thinking. Part of the skill is in doing a thorough job, not causing harm, and returning with soul part(s), power, and information intact.
Shamans have worked with restoring wholeness and power from soul loss and power loss, multiculturally, for millennia, as a key part of their service to their community. Core shamanic practices—meaning practices shared by many different cultures—employ the journey for soul retrieval work. When a client comes to me with a concern, they don't necessarily know they have soul loss, nor do I. Shamanic practice is about being the channel through which the helping spirits and guides do the work, so I don't presume to know what someone needs. I journey and ask, and am able to do the work required. Even if there is soul loss, that may not be the work for the journey at that time. Requesting a soul retrieval means, in my practice, that I would journey to ask if there is a soul part or parts that need to be retrieved at this time, and if so, then who will help me, and we go from there. If not ready at that time, other necessary work for the concern would be shown and we'd do that.
When a soul retrieval is part of the journey, often a specific power animal comes to me, and I know we are going for a soul part, or more than one. This happened in today's personal journey, and I followed the animal down a steep ravine into the dreamtime. This animal had actually been gazing at me while I was dreaming, yesterday morning, through my bedroom window in ordinary reality, so that gave me a head's up that a personal journey was in order. Each journey is unique and unpredictable; I ask and follow the helpers that come to my aid.
In this soul retrieval journey, I was led first to an office where I had stayed stuck after an experience that affected me deeply. It had fragmented my sense of self and purpose, and I had left the encounter quite shaken, feeling dispirited, disoriented, and missing, without knowing why it was affecting me so strongly. In the journey, I was both helper and client, and was two people in the room. The stuck me was dressed exactly as I had been, briefcase in hand, shocked into incredulous paralysis and unable to respond in my power. Journeying me, and my power animal, entered the frozen scene, touched her on the shoulders, helped her to stand, and explained that the other person did not understand her life path or gifts, and had no idea she was affecting her so strongly, but was pinging something very old in the client (me), like a tuning fork hitting a resonance that makes a glass vase fall off a shelf and smash on the floor.
In this instance there was power loss more than soul loss, but the soul part had to be retrieved along with the power to restore wholeness. I gathered all up and returned the energy to myself, journeying on the floor to the drumbeat, through the crystal I had on my heart chakra.
My body felt waves of energy, as my emotional body felt it all deeply and tears moistened my eye covering. My mental body relaxed, as information it had needed to process and regroup became available, and my spiritual body expanded to surround all of us in Oneness and feel supported and verified in our soul path. I let all the swirling energy and palpable feelings move as my heart rate, breathing, blood flow altered, and my brain waves, cellular memory, and even DNA-held memory transformed. After a few minutes the movement on all levels settled and I felt more whole, with more power and energy, and definitely a resolution to a memory that had perplexed me into a feeling of powerlessness for 7 years.
One soul retrieval is plenty for one journey, and when working with clients, the helpers are very sure to only do the work necessary at that time. Too much and you'd feel you were hit by a truck. In this case, however, there was another soul loss that was ready for retrieval, and linked to the first, and so the scene changed and there I was, back four years previous to the last scene. This scene was traumatic in another way, and a lot of emotional energy was released as it was accessed, and power and soul loss gathered up for retrieval. I allowed my emotional body to fully feel it all as I, as helper, made sure I gathered up all the energy to bring back. It was in puddles around where I'd been sitting looking down my old driveway. It was leaking down the driveway. This took a while, and was part of the work, to let the energy come through and release simultaneously, as needed. It is often surprising how much emotional energy is held in our bodies, unable to be felt, processed, and released until the right time and way is made available.
Today was the day for these two incidents of soul loss and power loss to be transformed and resolved. The energy of each of them linked to a longer story, enabling me as practitioner to access information about my soul path through lifetimes that empowered it anew, while shedding much needed light on the impact these experiences had had on me, and how they fit into the bigger picture.
After returning that energy to my body, again through the crystal, I continued to journey while my bodies integrated it all. The power animal gently led me away from that scene and we had an interim soothing time passing through the realms, timeless and primordial, both known and unknown to me. I was given audio information about my soul path and power, blocks to power and willingly giving away my power as soul experiences of growth and learning. The information and guidance I received was itself empowering as well as clarifying, and supported the return of my lost power intelligently and lovingly.
I finished the journey feeling totally different than when I began, although I felt fine then. You don't know what wholeness feels like until you've got it, or get more of it, and then you recognize how fragmented you were. Restoring wholeness is a prime objective of shamanic work, and soul retrieval is one of the prime ways that occurs.
I've had many soul retrievals since I began to do shamanic work. Most of them were done by my teacher, Amanda Foulger. Doing soul retrievals, particularly on yourself, is advanced practitioner work only. I was not given permission to do this work until I'd successfully completed my seven year apprenticeship with Amanda, including all the knowledge taught through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies programs, up to and including the advanced three year work.
After the journey, I worked a little more with two of the crystal helpers that had lain on my heart and throat. And as I gazed at them, a little Azurite nodule beamed out to be included. As I held it in my hand and on my third eye, I saw why. It instantly expedited the integration of energies! As if bringing all of the past energetic components forward into NOW in a flash with calm, benevolent skill. No dizziness or fogginess, just now now now, power restored. At peace and energized.
That's the little nodule in the photo, with the Dogtooth Calcite and Labradorite. They all, as physical stone helpers, did me a great service, along with the power animal and invisible speaking helpers. Without deep relationships with helpers, developed and maintained through practice and dreaming, a shaman is nothing and can do nothing. I am grateful to them all, for my well-being, my work, and my life.
Now, on this hottest day of summer so far, out to water plants and play in the sprinkler! Weeeeee!
Hello hello! You may not know that August 8 — 8/8 that is — is called the Lion's Gate. It's a cool opportunity I didn't actually know about either, until recently, but I sure have been feeling something going on. The Leo New Moon was on the 2nd, during the ancient, multiculturally observed fire festival of Lammas (or Lughnasadh, or many other names) on the 1st. Opportunity for what, you may inquire? For opening to, developing, and connecting with your multi-dimensional self, of course! And we on the Earth plane get massive uploads of light-filled, encoded assistance, if we want it and we're ready. Want it? Ready? Don't know WTF I'm talking about? Let me explain. Before I do, see the Green Tourmaline 'Lion' in the photo, ready to take a bite of the Green Kyanite wand? Roar! These two just helped me in this morning's journey work, as did the Labradorite behind them. All bring Light in and drive fear out.
Have you felt a little buzzy this week? Majorly cranked up? Maybe careening a bit from fear and dread, doom and gloom, pissed off and fed up-ness, to spiraling out with big feelings, hope and equality, glimpses of real knowing, big ass joy, and off the chart dreams? Maybe the upsetting uncertainty of what's real or what's going to become real, or the vacillating incongruities of what folks perceive as real is feeling a bit overwhelming — or maybe a lot. Well, there's a lot going on.
The daily news feed is full to bursting with fearful, hateful, divisive emotion, and all that goes with. It's triggering, and it's intended to be. Fear and power and the use of fear by power is the age old distractor, controller, time-tested for crowd control and for keeping humans from realizing their own light-filled powers and abilities for good. Especially during power times of upliftment like the Lion's Gate. If you are in fear more than usual these days, or pinging in and out of fear, you are under the influence. It's hard not to be. But it will keep you from being ready for Lion's Gate. Not to mention make you feel like crap, maybe make you become testy with comments, and keep you from putting out the kind of vibe you really want in your life, your home, your community, and your planet.
Not that there aren't real issues and actions to pay attention to and be informed about. It's just that RIGHT NOW, actually July 26th-August 12th, the Earth has a Galactic birthday, a New Year cycle, a new increase in light energies access. This is a time of great good positive light-filled news, for us to receive and beam back out as the power of good. And as good galactic beings on the Earth plane, we have major energy wrangling to do, We get a birthday party with so much candle power it can blow our doors of perception open wide, if we're ready. Ready? Ready to be fearless in love & light?
I've been talking about multidimensional awareness and development for a while now, and the Lion's Gate star energies portal is all about that. It may sound way out there to some of you, but you know, it is way out there — in the galaxy and beyond. We're part of a big neighborhood. I'm talking major party thrower, Sirius, and the Sirian multi-dimensional stuff. I'm talking Seventh Dimension opening. That's Mastery, and we can be ready for it if we practice and intend and open. You may want to read this. Navigating Lion's Gate multi-dimensional energies of this period will help you deal. Period.
To release old fear, transform current fears, and align to my multi-dimensional self, I use shamanic journeying along with a lot of study, contemplation, and nature time. My personal medicine gifts include clairaudience with stones and crystals, and they are major helpers in this. Click on the Instagram icon to check out my page and follow. I play with crystals daily and work in nature, and take snaps.
So, I've been doing personal journeys through this period, to open up, to connect with Upper World teachers, to align and expand my field, and to release all old programs of fear, servitude, and all that lower frequency junk that gets so triggered during contentious battles with bloviators. If we are coming from a frequency of fear, we won't be open to the influx of encoded goodies that are streaming in. Our DNA will be pinging instead with the old fear-based junk, and that's not good for us or the larger picture.
So, let's do some work together. As the hashtag says #shamanicworkisfuntoo. And powerful, soothing, connecting, and enlightening. Let's do it. Today, tomorrow, on 8/8 and beyond, right through the 12th. And then keep going. Light up your life and the world with your multi-dimensional badass self, beaming along with others, here and beyond, in love and peace.
In the 3rd dimension, the universe responds to what you think. In the 4th dimension, the universe responds to how you feel. In the 5th dimension, the universe responds to what you say and act out. To work on trying to change your thoughts and feelings keeps you spiraling in the 3rd and 4th dimension. Yet, when you bring greater consciousness to your words and actions, no matter how you think or feel -- your thoughts and feelings spontaneously change on their own. This is the heart of conscious action.
Coming across Matt Kahn's clarifying quote inspired this blog post. I've been remarking, lately, on multi-dimensional work and how it's the thing we're doing these days, more and more. It's time for us to open to these levels of being for powerful personal transformations, happier lives and a better world. But keeping track of the dimensions and how we interact in them is new for most of us. If someone asked you, "hey what's the difference between the 4th and 5th dimension?" what would you say, off the top of your head? Matt's quote helps clarify, and elucidate why, these days, I'm practicing fifth-dimensional beingness more and more. I think it might be news you too can use.
Do you feel—like me—yourself "spiraling in the 3rd and 4th dimension[s?]" Working with your thoughts and feelings, re-patterning, changing personal narratives, inner critic voices, old fears, lingering unresolved feelings, releasing cellular memory, DNA-held trauma, past life vows and stuff?Practicing when you catch yourself doing the old conditioning instead of the new stuff? It can feel like work, and like homework, like studying for a test. Going over thought patterns and memories and storylines feels like it happens in your head, and it can feel like work. People suggest making lists: gratitude lists, old stuff you're going to jettison lists, stuff you're asking the Universe to co-create with you, goals and affirmations, on and on. While naming can be a powerful component in transformational work, to be sure, it doesn't feel, well, fifth dimensional.
Experiential knowledge is fifth dimensional transformation in a nutshell. Something happens, you feel it, you and everything around you shifts, and wow, felt that! It's often inexplicable but usually undeniable. These experiences are what Matt Kahn refers to as "bringing greater consciousness to your words and actions" and that phrase needs a little unpacking. What do you think of when you see the word consciousness? We can intellectualize it as thinking, think of it as an intellectual process. Yeah, I did that on purpose. But actually, not so much. Consciousness is what we are, and when we are in a state of conscious awareness, we feel that as knowing and being. But not as a feeling, like, oh, say, the feeling of being pissed off. When we feel our conscious awareness we are in knowing and we feel our knowing. We feel, experientially, the truth of being. And that state of consciousness changes everything within and around us.
It also feels really good, as you probably know from having experienced a conscious moment or two sometime in your personal history. I'm tuning into rocking the fifth-dimensional me more and more as the experiential path to conscious action. As the way to be. The more you open to multi-dimensionality and practice recognizing the way you interact in 3D, 4D, and 5D, and how you feel (your frequency if you will), you increase awareness of what shifts and how things happen around your state of consciousness. It gets easier and easier to switch channels, to use proprioceptive language. And it's fun. The fifth dimension is fun. And it's a great place to get shit done.
Shamanic experiences are very fifth-dimensional. The experiential knowledge accessed and gained from shamanic work is definitely conscious action, healing, transformative and connective. It's not just the practitioner who transforms and shapeshifts across time and space. The energy wrangling of a shamanic session is all about going multi-dimensional in an experiential connectivity that bridges and shifts things intentionally for the soul's well-being. These days, as we open to our powers and abilities, it's not all about fixing, being fixed, getting over, making it happen. This multi-dimensional conscious action is new, or being remembered from long ago in a galaxy far far away. It's using the force, and yep, awakening the force. It's about learning, doing some Yoda time, and becoming aware of our multi-dimensional selves. Practicing and getting good at shifting. It doesn't have to feel like work, or study, or dredging through past harm and bewilderment. It can be fun and feel fantastic, sentient and magical, mindblowing, and clarifying, all at once. Ready?
Hi guys. Figured a new blog post is due, under the Gandalf law of posting: A shaman's blog post is never late. Nor is it early. It arrives precisely when she means it to. Which is in the middle path between too many and too few. So, now.
Today I got some cool stuff I won from the Academy Awards people, including a white, limited edition Moleskine Oscars notebook with inspirational quotes from Oscar winners past and present. I love the endpapers maxim, pictured here.
THE FUTURE IS ANYTHING WE IMAGINE. Do you concur?
We want to believe that to be true. We scare ourselves with dystopian projections, a might too much perhaps. way too much for my HSPness. We have some good moments where things work out great and we believe. But something like common sense, or don't-be-an-idiot, or a-sucker's-born-every-minute, or I-tried-that-for-a-while-but-it-didn't-work comes between us and our trust. Hands up if that has happened to you. And then we were tossed back into the sea of Dunno, as in I dunno.
It's a cold, lonely sea, where you tend to imagine you are the only one sinking from not swimming fast enough, or brilliantly enough, or healthily enough, or successful enough, adored enough... and so, ergo, the future IS as you imagine it. From that perspective, more Perfect Storm than smooth sailing. Funny how that works. Our despair over not creating lovely stuff makes us not create lovely stuff. Bugger. Who's to say this ain't lovely stuff right here? We ourselves. We have our druthers.
As we get cozier with our Fourth Dimensional knowing and presence, we get to stretch and expand and align differently than we have before into the space we occupy. And since the fourth dimension turns our 3D notions of time on its head, what/when/where exactly IS the future? We're working on manifesting stuff NOW and get bummed if it doesn't show up NOW, but the future IS as we imagine it. This points back to our mindset every time, and that's where the alterations and transformations occur. It's enough to make people go off on each other about not understanding how things really are, in quite animated terms. These changes are literally turning us inside out. We see different perceptions of reality all around us and it makes us really want other people to think like we need them to think, so our lives can be safe and the future can be as we imagine it. Can't you see you're messing with my future?!? Hmmmmm....
When I analyze my own dealings with all this, I'm simultaneously (a key word here) stimulated and stymied by the mechanics of how we actually bridge 3D and 4D realities in a pragmatic way, while clearing our junk for better future-imagining, for lack of a better term. The if everyone just did X, the world would be straightened out is an oldie but a goodie, but, alas, not a pragmatic-y. Maybe we watched too many Disney movies as a kid and think it's all bibbity-bobbity-boo. Or a confluence of hold the rosary and say the thing 100 times/chant the mantra 100 times/write your affirmation 100 times/look in the mirror and say I love you a lot; whisper in your sleep a desperate plea for help involving some combination of them all. Not that any of these practices are without power and merit.
In truth, what we are feeling is the fear attached to the charge of the junk we hold around the thought or experience we can't quite process to finally let go and clear. All the stuff attached to a situation, feeling, person, incident, condition circumstance, projected reality, or fear of same is more charged than our past, present, or future combined, and is affecting it all majorly. When this happens, we have a lot of options to work with, so the future we imagine is the future we actually want to BE, not the future shaped by the stuff that's glommed onto our pain body around other moments in time, including those in our DNA, cellular memory, neural pathways, or from other lifetimes,
Just let it all go and be free sounds great, and is in essence the go-to message, but also is an irritating thing to be told. Because we actually may need some help with that. Shamanic journeys, and the other work I do, may be an effective avenue for your personal work in this area, assisting you in person or remotely, to transform energy you are carrying and assist you in creating the future you are really imagining, or wanting to imagine. Not that we just wave some feathers and smoke and call it good. Like any practice, it takes some doing. The personal journeys and shamanic work I do for my own stuff have been invaluable and continue to increase in power and energy wrangling capabilities, opening the 3D>4D pathways with lucid dreaming, crystal transmissions, major clearing and helper-guided info and experiential insights. Opening each of us up like a cosmic colander that allows the light to pour in and the gunk to flow through. The more we each lighten up, the lighter the body and the life and the world we can imagine into being.
Hey there fellow Earthlings, greetings from a tiny speck in the known universe. And there's a lot more unknown than known. Want to see what our intrepid astrophysicists have mapped so far? Click here and be amazed. Then come back and read on, space traveler.
It's important for us to get a bigger picture, and often, to put our potentially consuming issues in perspective. When we view the known universe and attempt to grok (Heinlein's definition of grok is Grok means to understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed—to merge, blend, intermarry, lose identity in group experience.) it blows our minds for good reason. We're in it together, forever, and that's a beautiful thing to grok properly. If you grok, your perception of the universe seriously and irrevocably changes. Working on the grok is a valuable skill to develop, and also fun.
We live in a flat, spiraling galaxy in an expanding universe full of light. The time notations in the map are boggling, and then there's the relativity thing. Time and space slide around, they don't really exist as solid planes, like, um, all of form itself. Somehow neutrinos, tiny bits of energy––consciousness I daresay––can travel through time, space, and matter as if none of those planes exist. Wait, I hear a clue phone ringing.
The bit of grok we can manage when contemplating the known universe and the fact that we live in it––and can map out to 13.7 billion light years, so far, people––helps us think outside the box we keep our day-to-day hand-wringing, stressing-us-out problems in. That box we also are stuck in, if we let those concerns crack the whip over us and rule our consciousness. Plus, if you're like me––and I know I am––it can make us sick, fat, irritable, hopeless and sad.
That's no fun, and according to the laws of frequency resonance, just makes us create more of the same. Now this. Now that. Now what. The old adage, 'it's just one thing after another' joins the other old adage, 'be careful what you wish for' as DNA-ingrained ways to use our incredible powers of mind and imagination for a defeatist, all stressed up with nowhere to go agenda. They're both true statements, but skewed to the negative, like a lot of our thoughts about ourselves, who and what we are, who and what controls us, and the state the world––or the whole bloody universe––we live in. Cue the burgeoning number of alien, cyborg, viral plague attacks, totalitarian oligarchy dominator slave system society, apocalyptic earthquake tidal wave near future zombie disaster films and edgy TV shows. Or even Trump as President. Not the future (or present) I'm creating, folks. Bleak House. Been there. I see dead people anyhow. Part of my job. And tyrants are so last millennial.
When we zoom out, so to speak, like the map of the known universe does, and consider the fact that we are part of all, we are physically composed of elements of those stars from millions of light years away in distant galaxies, there are formless masses (paradoxical but true) of neutrinos flowing through our bodies and the planet's dense layers all the time, and revisit those old adages, we have some leverage and some light. We can live, think, speak, and act like we actually vibrate in this lit-up universe as cool beings with creative superpowers for good, because we do. Fun fact: our brains are the most complex thing in the universe (grok science data here), so ergo, we must be able to grok it, and rock it.
So how does one go about doing that on a regular basis? All sorts of ways, as unique and also traditional as dreams. In journeying we can travel a lot like neutrinos. In energetic work we can transmit and transmute states of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual bodies to re-align with wholeness and wellness. In contemplation and imagination we can observe, explore, create, and play with anything, anything at all. In sentient awareness/interconnectedness with other beings, like crystals, trees, mountains, we can merge in consciousness and get enhanced views of being alive to add to our expanding perspective and feel good plot. Feeling energy pour out of your hands is awesome!
If you want to learn how to do this, you can. I can help, as can many other avenues of experiential knowledge and practice. Personally, the combo of dreaming and journeying and sentience of energetic components in ordinary reality, mixed with the study of science, philosophy (including spiritual texts), literature (including fairy tales and mythologies), and language arts lets me follow the breadcrumbs throughout the known universe and grok much.
There's a big clue in the title of this blog and the AMNH video (American Museum of Natural History.) It's the word unknown. Yes, that one. Our relationship with the unknown is the very center of our relationship with everything else, including all the no-thing else we fret about. The more we learn, as the universe map suggests, the more we have to learn, and the more we grok that what we thought we already knew is, um, incomplete. Like totally incomplete. But it's okay because what we're able to grok from that assemblage point in time and space makes all that moot. It's one no-thing after another.
So the Earth isn't flat? No problem, look at what's actually happening. We're global, spinning, everything around us is spinning, we're all traveling and spinning and doing these elliptical spiraling dances around each other. How cool is that? Add formlessness to form and grok!
Maybe our personal lives are a teensy bit like that––an ever-changing cool dance with stuff that isn't stuff––when we get the info and can grok a bigger picture from further out in our inner space. In the spin and mix of our subatomic particles, our complexiest brains are able to arrange formless forms in myriad ways, if we care to grok and practice, including so-called magic and miracles. So that's what I'm up to today. Practice and grok. Grok and practice.
Cheers from the Known Universe, fellow space travelers. Namaste.
So, how 'bout that moon, eh? Whether you saw it or not, bet you felt stuff happening. Anyone around you get a little unhappy with you or what was happening to them? Was there some complaining or nit-picking going on, more so than usual? Maybe you yourself felt a tad annoyed at something someone said or did not say, did or did not do. Were you perhaps a bit quicker on the draw?
If you–––or they–––or you and they fit the profile, don't worry. The moments we are poked-provoked are potentially huge aha moments to learn and grow, to practice magical thinking and be amazed. If we simply do the usual hokey-pokey blame 'n' shame, hurt 'n' blurt, and let's face it, it often is the go-to position, we're missing the treasure we could find. Treasure we own and could treasure, if we only know where it's buried and how to dig it.
What? Treasure in that stuff? Yes, I'm talking pure gold, comic and otherwise. And we can thank the Universe in the form of our own super important moon and sun, for helping us find that treasure. And transform our world in the process.
I didn't make this stuff up. It's what's for dinner these days, big time, as we all feel and adapt to intensifying frequencies in whatever way we choose. The frequencies are beaming to us and through us from all around, including our own sun and moon, solar system, galaxy, and intergalactic neighbors. Are you ready to feel more a part of all that? Well if you are, that's treasure to the billionth power. It's as much treasure as the number of neurons in our brains and the number of stars in the the whole shebang, which are the same.
These higher frequency bandwidths we're able to receive with practice you can think of as becoming a better radio. An old school analogy I know, but I bet you remember turning a radio dial and finding just the spot that clears the static and lets the music come in crystal clear. That's you, me, us. We're awesome radios, transmitters and receivers. And what those who know tell us about this multidimensional upgrade we're able to receive free right now, is, if you can clear your static and intentionally choose to receive, hold, and transmit the high frequencies, everything in your life changes, and you help everything around you at the same time.
While going for that from the description is a no-brainer, what hangs us up is the clearing the static part. To clear our personal static requires activating it all and while it's driving us crazy, perceive it for what it is, work with it in a new perspective, release and rethink our old paradigms and reactions, feel all the crazy and all the hurt and all the I can't take this shit anymoreness, and consciously let it transform. It takes courage and skill and persistence and then some. Because treasure.
The sun-moon-earth alignment really helped us activate all those button-pushing situations with a big dose of treasure hunter light. If you thought it would be/should be easier, or faster, or someone else could do it for you, or just one pass with a good intention or affirmation or look in the mirror should have 'fixed' all that, you probably feel disappointed with how your expectations aren't being met. If you blamed something or someone for that, well, that's not the high frequency zone you're aiming for. These may be habitual reactions which activated to give you an opportunity to work with them.
In fact, the high frequencies can't flow through you with that static, and you can't hold both frequencies at the same time. Pure metaphysics. Getting to know your parameters will help you tune yourself: attune, align, recalibrate––these are frequency descriptors and are used for our electromagnetic fields as well as electronic instruments. And letting go of stuff that irks you by really transforming your perception of what is actually happening is part of the process. As Jung said, the only way out is through. Notice we say we're going through a hard time, or going through the shit. The way to keep from perpetually finding yourself going through that stuff is to transform it through doing this inner work.
The way to transform your stuff while going through it has to do with awareness, with consciousness, with knowing who you are and what you are, and letting consciousness flow through you as you. Eckhart Tolle has a simple and very cool way to assess where you're coming from at any given moment that may help you here. He says that if you find yourself NOT in one or more of these three states of mind: acceptance, enjoyment, enthusiasm, then you are not in the high frequency zone, not in flow, not in presence, and can't receive or transmit that frequency, which would probably make whatever's happening feel and work out a whole lot better.
I think this is a really cool experiment to utilize. We often really get into our reasons for being pissed off, uptight, stressed-out, disappointed, and fed up with so-and-so or such-and-such. In that state we are actually getting off on the grrrrr in our heads and the heated emotional jangle. Unhappiness, discontent, we're lovin' it. We–––and I include myself because, well, you know–––get a little stuck there, in that static zone. That's why we often have to talk about it, complaining or venting to someone, or push back against the perceived source by arguing or fighting or otherwise trying to shoehorn another's actions instead of our own. How's that working for you? When we assess wisely, not that well. It makes us feel bad, derails wisdom thinking, and generally smears the yuck from the past event all through the present until we are sick and tired. And then we feel bad about that after that. We have created suffering for ourselves and possibly others, out of being unhappy about–––you guessed it ––suffering in ourselves or others. Echo echo...
The moon energy allowed us to see and feel where we reflexively project unhappiness outward, or fear it attacking our inner equilibrium. Fear is the underlying stuff that all less-than-high-frequency yuck is made of. Following our responses down into ourselves to uncover core fears for ultimate release and reprogramming is the work we each have the honor of doing now for the good of ourselves and our world, and hey let's go further, the good of All. Which–––when we grok it from the high frequency bleachers–––is One. Yay!
Shamanic work can assist with personal transformation for the soul's well-being. I should know: that's what it's said on my business card since the century began. Far from being me magically zapping all your yuck away with some smoke and feathers, crystals and power animals, it is one of many pathways to assist YOU in clearing your static and tuning yourself to treasure. And remembering how to treasure your treasure.
Serious word freak that I am, I'm going to wrap this up with some word fun. The word treasure has ease and sure in it, and winks at the word treat, which clearly comes from the same root. We LOVE the idea of treasure, making it both the noun and the verb. It's the good stuff on every level. You know you want it.
EASE is the watchword for these rapidly and marvelously changing times of frequency raising in the awakening human. Coming from states of acceptance, enjoyment, and enthusiasm we are receptive to the high flow, and that allows the very best stuff to happen, which then happens with seeming grace and ease. The word Erase adds an r to that ease.
So, my friends, Erase the rrrrrrrrr in any situation, which you and only you can do from within by switching to the acceptance, enjoyment, or enthusiasm channel, and you have just created ease: a true treasure you can treasure.
One thing that shamans and seers do is read signs. Always have, always will. Comes with the territory, we can't really help it, it just sort of happens. Throughout history and cultures you hear about the soothsayers reading the signs, doing cloud or bird auguries, scrying into pools and basins of water, and the gross reading the entrails of slaughtered animals method. Happily, I've never needed or wanted to do that one, but I'm a natural-born leaf, cloud and water gazer, and let's include the sounds as well, and add flames in a fireplace or fire circle to the mix. Augury is the verb; auguries are the messages you receive. I do bird auguries amongst others.
Like today, blue and green, perfect temps, with interesting breezes that arrest my attention to motion and the rustling sounds of the big maples and shimmering aspens here where I sit, entranced. It's no big deal, I'm not trying to do anything or get anything specific. That's the beauty of giving over to it without having an agenda. What comes in out of nowhere can be stunning in its simple eloquence. And by the sound of it, the breeze is getting happy with the attention, and a butterfly has just materialized to say hey, but I digress.
The thing about auguries is that they can be specifically ordered, as in a GOT type of 'go ask the oracle to do a bird augury and tell me if I will be victorious in battle' job. More often, these days, they are shamanic states of consciousness entrained by the light or wind or leaves or water themselves, commanding attention and shifting my awareness into a heightened state, what Michael Harner termed the shamanic state of consciousness.
Anyone can theoretically shift consciousness and perceive in a heightened state, and this of course happens all sorts of way. Augurers have often been said to have the gift, not learned but certainly developed through practice. It was cool to learn through both scholarly and metaphysical studies over decades that what I did naturally since I was a little kid entranced in the woods and ravines of Chicago suburban neighborhoods had a lineage back through time to those who read the portents of clouds and birds. I just knew I became different, felt different, and got info and pictures in my head that I couldn't really know on my own. Clairaudience, clairvoyance, and clairsentience is part of our human repertoire of skills and abilities, for those who wish to train up. Less persecuted than in days of olde, and in some ways less developed, tho times are changing.
Doesn't have to be earth-shattering pronouncements of gloom and doom, armies or floods, this reading signs thing. Today, for example, it's a delightful way of enjoying the moment, reveling in the weather that will soon change, watching the light and the subtle shift of the colorings. When you're quiet and listening, gazing and still, you get to do several things simultaneously. BE is a biggie, you get to to simply be. FEEL is the sentient channel, from which we human beings actually derive a lot of very useful information and connection to everything around you, without having to translate it into language and sentences and statements that can be bandied about and trifled with.
When you're in this state of consciousness you can also ask questions, and you can read signs. That's the KNOW part. Asking and receiving/reading go together as a kind of knowing/not knowing dance, or question/answer period with the universe. While doing this with the leaves and the breeze, eloquently glossed by the dragonflies on parade back and forth, back and forth, I noticed the spiders and their webs now visible–––they weren't there before. Sign of the season, and then some.
Spider medicine for Fall. Hence all the fake cobweb and spider stuff available for Halloween. Their web-building skills pre-date ours, obviously. The webs I'm appreciating are not covered in dew like the photo, and they each have a caramel-colored spider in their center. So what's the deal with spiders and webs and fall, and the relationship between the webs and the Web as in interwebs? There's a lot there to parse, not that I'm going to do all that here.
Spiders are the originators of the alphabet, according to indigenous lore, so seeing Spider in these newly created webs immediately gave me the sign to write. I'd been reading about writing, specifically Liz Gilbert's new book, Big Magic, which is technically not released yet. Lucky for me, soul sister and intrepid editor Kylie Bird at Penguin slipped me a copy in a recent care package. Liz Gilbert's topic, "creative living beyond fear" is about writers mostly, and fits right in with Spider medicine and the sign to write and the eloquence of the leaves/breeze conversation going on around me. There are layers of communication going on that ping off each other in ways mere advice or suggestion cannot. Energy I needed from the other web, as if out of nowhere, here now.
To make sure I got into the groove, Raven flew over very pointedly just before I noticed Spider, lecturing loudly from above on reading signs and receiving all that's needed 'out of nowhere.' It's where everything can be found.
Been awhile since I wrote a blog. The breeze is still now. The end.