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I am working on the next posting after a short week of personal retreat.

And in this time of great transition for many I am offering short Readings for those who need a little more clarity in their inner/outer journey.

This is a gift to you readers and for you to know the power of my work and gifts.

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Today is the celebration of Mother’s Day. The day our advertising world tells and demands that the role of Mother is to be honored and remembered, most especially by purchasing “the unforgettable items or services for the one who gave you life!”  Sentiments to absolutely touch the heart and wallet or bigger, the bank account.

Yet beyond all this, the celebration of Mother’s Day is filled with bitter sweet and sweet bitter memories for infinite numbers all across the world.

Today there are those rejoicing in the wonders of new motherhood, like my daughter-in-law, Shannon. Along with my son Mathew, they are learning the nuances of the vital new personality named Brayden. In the role of “grandmother” I reminisce on those same days many years earlier, at the births of both Jerame and Mathew. Then following the threads forward until today, I remember as only I can.

And this takes me to remember my mother who is now 86 years old, living in Australia. We will talk today yet as usual the conversation will be short and more of a repeat of our last conversations…..she does not get out because she is not able to walk very well and her hearing appears to be selective at times….”I can’t hear you” is often repeated, yet if I were to mention or worse yet ask for money…..her attention would be snapped into focus and clarity be razor sharp! This makes me smile now though in the past it had been a bone of contention to say the least.  Today I remember so much and send her love through the ether’s of our hearts that have always been connected……from birth and beyond!

 

This day is not so sweet for others. For mothers so loved who are not here any longer; those who have rifts and caverns or great canyons of despair, anger or worse yet hate so unresolved, there is little sweetness.

Loss of a mother, loss of a father, loss of a child, loss of a friend, loss of an enemy…….all this and then the loss of oneself!

One day back in 2005 while living outside Washington DC I was drawn to visit Arlington Cemetery. It was a visit I had resisted several times. On that day with camera in hand I filmed the scene. Walking along the paths, each side lined with row upon row of white crosses, I filmed not knowing why it was important.

Return to Arlington video

If you have not visited this place it is very hard to imagine! It is the size of a small town. It is laid out as such, street after street offering different views and landscapes. No houses…just white crosses…..etheric residences.

The result of this day was a short quite powerful video piece called “Return to Arlington”. (Although my camera quality at the time was not fabulous, the message within it is powerful and thought-provoking…and revealed itself again today as I prepared to write this entry.)

Here are a few lines which are particularly poignant for today and the days around us.

“Breathe in life, breathe in death….It is one and the same….a mirror of our times…………….

A mother cries in a distant land, the child she bore is here no more.

There is no home on this land here….this land here is the same on a distant shore.

A wail, a cry, an anguished heart

Who says what’s right!  Who says what’s not! …………………………….

It is time for silence no more!

How many more mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters must return to THIS resting place

Before the INNER SOUL OF THIS NATION YELLS ENOUGH!”

On this day of honoring Mother, The Mother, Our Mothers, the feminine birth with each woman and each man…..

Can we hear and feel our Soul’s cry ENOUGH!

Can we hear and feel our Heart’s cry ENOUGH!

Can we hear and feel and BELIEVE the world has LOST enough!

BECAUSE I HAVE!

HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH?

If so……Say so!…….Write and Feel and Believe

“my Inner Soul has had enough…..I claim back myself and I claim back my Nation and I claim back the Mother!”

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Sides of Freedom

The veils thin as gossamer wings flutter in the breeze. Every now and then catching a glimpse of what I knew yet was not known. Oh how I stood in wait of full revelation and then it came when lest expected, with pretense suspended as butterflies meet in breathe of space, meeting past and future as one, love unnamed and heart filled, all will be as will be. Peace has found its place as was lost so long before.

Video: Igniting Ecstasy

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http://www.youtube.com/user/EarthSpiritJourney?feature=mhum#p/u/10/KUKQHtcOG1M

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Retreat Details

Here is current information on the Weekend Retreat – March 18-20, 2011

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And the People Speak Once Again!

As the world watches the people of Egypt hold true in peaceful demonstration (thus far), demanding consideration of the higher democratic principles of the heart of the people, all people represented by those who have reached the end of the proverbial rope of world governmental abuse elitism, the epitome of the complex “good old boy networks”. The Cradle of Civilization, such a region (not just Egypt) so very long ago before written time can remember, was lush, fertile, productive, creative and brilliant, capable of accomplishments in light, movement and sound still only dreamed of, even by the military. The soils of so many thousands of miles have soaked in lost blood, enough to fill oceans;  and the heart and soul of  billions have left us with marvels and miracles from skies to stone and stories incomprehensibly to the modern mind. Always before Provocation there is Peace. Will it be these people of ancient memory, surrounded by others at war with hate and intolerance, (referring to Israel, Palestine, Iran, Iraq and stretching to India and Pakistan) the raping of people and lands for the greed of resources, the deliberate destruction of his/her stories (history) from the beginning of our time of memory (5000, 10000, 20000 + years old)  in order to stop the people (the manifestation of collective soul creation) from knowing all universal truth of life. I believe it is safe to say, so very many of us from all over the world are and have deep remembering of time before time, heaven before earth, wisdom before science. Remembering creating with light and sound that is still unknown, yet also watching, fearing, challenging and finally being destroyed in chamber experiments using the abusive side of those same light and sound forces. Our modern technology is walking that same fine line and thankfully those same abuses are being glimpsed more and more as the veils flutter open. The people of Egypt are standing  physically for all to see. The surging manifestation of waters of Australia (the ancient Aboriginal Downunder) pulling into a vortex of cyclonic force the lost and chaotic emotions of the world held in the atmosphere, to be dumped, washed and finally filtered in Mother Earth for nurturing and  rebirth. You can take this metaphorically or literally, it is up to you. Several years ago when standing on a large dried up arroyo or river bed in New Mexico, I received this message and vision with it “When consciousness shifts the waters will flow”. I see this as a multilayer answer with literalism constantly changing. If we choose the rest of us can now stand in higher consciousness and awareness, in peaceful expression of the highest democratic principles of the heart of all people, regardless of religion, creed, belief, color, age, sex, ethnicity, social and economic standing….to hold the recreation and revolution of the ever present and moving NOW with the highest principles of life and heart desired by the individual and collective person/soul.

Video segments on Evolving Consciousness.

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The Miraculous Healing Burn

This is one of a series of stories on varying ways Spirit reveals its presence, purpose and potential, whether that be in physical healing or emotional awareness. Somethings cannot be denied.

On Monday morning my phone rang. The young woman on the other end was definitely upset and in pain. “What’s wrong Kristine? Through the tears she told me of her accident the previous evening. “I was smoking a turkey and I guess I wasn’t paying attention when opening the door of the smoker. It just exploded on my hand. I now have second and third degree burns on my left hand, up to above the wrist. It is so painful, can you help me?” “Of course I will, though I’m not sure how I can help. I’ll meet you at the office in half an hour!” Kristine’s hand was covered with what the hospital had provided the evening before. She had been given Demerol for the pain. The plastic surgeon who had looked at her hand told her “ the pain will continue, take the antibiotics to stop any infection, you will have to wait four to six weeks for the swelling to go down before doing any skin grafts and there will probably be scaring!” I took into an office in the wellness center we were both affiliated with. She sat on a upright chair and I began evaluating the energy of the hand and back. I started doing “my magic” as I lightly call it.  Another one of my students and co-worker, Sarah arrived to observe our work. As I became involved more in Kristine’s energy, impressions and messages began to reveal themselves. From the left side of her back I picked up the energy of a male spirit attached to her. There were also a lot of father issues present that had not been resolved. About ten minutes into the work the pain within the burn began to increase. Kristine was really crying and didn’t know how much she could take. At that point I directed Sarah to get on the floor, hold her feet and breathe in order to act as a ground rod for our friend. Within a few minutes the three of us were working in unison, breathing and shifting pain energy fraction by fraction. Then as I started to pickup more old, stuck stuff in her spin, the pain hit a crescendo and in one massive breath exhalation the pain exited down Kristine’s arm, though her fingers and out. It was amazing to watch. Simultaneously, as the pain exited, toxic fluids within the burn bubbled to the surface of the skin. What I haven’t shared so far is that there was little to no skin left on her fingers, in parts the bones were exposed – it was gross to say the least! Kristine requested a tissue. She began dabbing the toxic fluids coming out of the burn. “No don’t do that, it will hurt!”  She replied “There is no more pain, it has completely gone, and this is amazing!” I kept working on her hand, and Sarah was still acting as her grounding rod. Toxic fluids continued to rise to the surface and Kristine continued to clean them up.  When I knew she was in a better place emotionally I mentioned the male energy I had picked up on earlier. She just looked at me, stunned. (Up until that moment I had no idea of her past.) “This energy has been with you a long time and is asking to be released. You both have to move on to be able to evolve and grow further. Does this message make any sense to you?” She was silent with tears running down her cheeks. “Yes, that was probably my husband, he was killed in a motorcycle accident ten years ago and I have never really wanted to loose him. I was angry he left me!”  Over the years, Kristine had been a dare devil, always pushing the envelope of actions to prove something, to show he father she was worthy. She mentioned she believed her father really wanted her to be a boy; therefore she grew up being a tomboy. In the moments Kristine was sharing all these revelations, her energy fields kept shifting to the point of about thirty minutes after starting to work with her, all three of us observed new translucent layers of skin growing back. This was truly amazing! In total I worked with Kristine for about thirty minutes that day. For the next four days I did energy work with her for about fifteen minutes at a time. On Friday her father took her to see the plastic surgeon. To say the least he was surprised at the amount of healing already taking place. “What have you been doing? The healing process is two to three weeks ahead of schedule.” he asked. “My friend has been doing energy work with me each day. I have more no pain at all!” For the next four weeks we continued doing the work each day. At each doctor’s visit, there was more and more surprise.  After four weeks the progress was remarkable. When I finally stopped working with Kristine, her pain had never returned, there was no infection at all and there was no evidence of scared skin. I mentioned I would like to share this experience with her doctor and father, but neither was interested in speaking or learning from me. Her father only chastised “you should have taken pictures!” An amusing side note to this whole experience was the fact that Kristine’s father was a retired orthopedic surgeon. One would have thought his curiosity could possibly have been peeked! Upon reflection: If at the beginning I had had any idea of how this whole situation would play out, I definitely would have taken pictures. But each day was so special in the results that none of us ever really thought about it until the very end. This is often how Spirit wants things to work. What I learned from this experience: 1. Injury and illness can be traced back to old emotional and often spirit related causes, albeit difficult to find. 2. Through simple energy and breath work, huge amounts of pain, memory and stuff can be transmuted. 3. The energetic threads holding the spirit realm to the earthly plane are real, powerful in both positive and negative possibilities and it is our choice in how to play it through. 4. When physical healing happens through these types of processes, the effects reach out far beyond the individual in question, facilitating healing energy to resonate through the webs connecting all persons and dimensions holding a piece of memory within the particular life scenario.

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Article first published as Performing “Awakening & Igniting Ecstasy In-Formation.” on Blogcritics.

Granted it has been what seems like a few weeks since writing for you yet here I am again with musings about the second performance of “Awakening and Igniting Ecstasy In-Formation…A New Twist of Money, Power, Sex and Death”,

I returned to Mt Shasta on September 8th to connect with a friend I had last seen in NC two years earlier. James and I created and produced a CD for meditation and balancing of male and female energies playing 12 + singing singing bowls.  We came together in a small private recording studio in Cashiers, NC knowing something special was going to happen….there was very little planning for it, at least on my part at the behest of the “higher ups”. By the time the last track was recorded, the energy presence from so many higher beings was palpable….George, the owner and technician was completely taken out into another state while doing his work and reemerged to present time just as the last notes were being played. He was in awe of his experience!

I had seen James’s name on an email and was shocked to see he was in the Shasta area. At the time I was heading that direction to house sit for a couple of weeks so timing was amazing as usual. Therese, my fellow Medicine Woman Sister and Friend, whom I had also met in NC came through town and what a great reunion we had!

In preparation for the latest performance I refined and tweaked the format and “so called script” a little, enhanced the power point backdrops and engaged musicians, dancer and artist for the evening.  

Doug was my first musician and just when I thought no others would turn up, my friend Jessica mentions her friend Brandy…and all was well again. I found out later they all already knew each other!

Doug Wendt, a classical guitarist who plays the classical composers, such and Bach and Mozart along with lighter classical, jazz and Spanish style pieces.

Brandy “Soulma” Saint Phalle and Rick Kincade came as a duo sharing vocals, guitar and Rick on harmonica, playing what they call Revolutionary music to open hearts and minds with love and respect.

Jennifer Jerabak, a Dancing Freedom facilitator shared a spot of improv dance with me before engaging the audience to dance…nearly everyone present got up! Unfortunately the lighting didn’t allow for a picture of Jennifer’s beautiful face and presence…New photo of Jennifer taken by Nickki Lee Hill.

Ray Dawn (Liz) once again helped me set up, monitored the video and was the improve artist again. Here are examples of her art interpretation of the story “A Trip for Chocolate”….notice the difference between the first and second performance energy.

Therese came back especially to support me for this performance and I so very much appreciate her and the wisdom she shared. She offered to take photos and so she click and clicked away the evening. And there are some very interesting shots! As the evening went on and the vibration within the place increased my little camera, that normally has no problems, captured images and actions in such odd ways. At first I thought it was the focus yet now believe it was far more than that!

Once again the audience seemed to really enjoy the evening, the stories and performers. In many ways it has become a conscious expanding experience of bridging the worlds.

At the end of the evening some audience members gave me names and ideas of other locations to present this style of message, “you need to get this out to more people, it was wonderful!” I am open to anywhere and everywhere to do this, from California and beyond!

I had also offered the evening as a fund raising event for the local Meals on Wheels program and am pleased to be able to take a donation of $60 along with a donated box of vegetables directly to the Mt Shasta office.

In the next week or so I hope to be able to edit and publish video segments to tantalize just a little…of course they cannot capture the true energy present in the moment….you have to do that in person!

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for the Conclusion of  A Trip for Chocolate!

 

Mars is Direct Again, thankfully!

Many of you may have noticed this week, on March the 10th to be exact, something shifted and things happened very unexpectedly. Mars went direct after three months of “perceivably going backwards”. Astrology is one of the Oh So Ancient Sciences that can give us great clues into what is happening yet by no means is the absolute! Nothing is absolute, especially now!

Mars is the planet associated with fire, action, courage, war, defiance, impulse, the warrior. So very simple put – so much that has been held back, put on the backburner, covered up to avoid exposure, no matter whether in the physical life and world, avoidance of emotional and mental issues, avoiding personal strength and courage, etc., is now able to move ahead but probably not at a snail’s pace as most would like. It will be in your face with no disguises.

There is a gently side to Mars and actions taken, they can be gentle yet firm, direct yet compassionate, courageous and grounded. The key is to take a deep breath and let it out, ground to the earth, be patience and most of all TRUST your own intuition of what to do, say, be…..I have a strong Mars influence in my chart and am speaking from successful and painful experience.

This turn around has put 2010 into full speed ahead……..make yours great through your own choices! For more detailed astrology information contact an astrologer, read books and search the Net. 

 

New Moon Sadhana begins 5am on March 14th to 24th at The Flying Lotus

 Sadhana is the Morning Call to become present in the awakening day.

So what is Sadhana and why on earth should I get up at that hour to sing!

I asked that same question back in December when the first one was announced. Prema Siri Kaur, our Kundalini teacher announced she would like to introduce us and the greater Mt Shasta community to a tradition of meditation and chanting brought to America by Yogi Bhajan. (do your own research)

Prema cautiously announced “this will be a 21 day powerful meditation/chanting combination to begin at 4am each morning. We will begin with japji (prayer) followed by 30 minutes or so of light warm up yoga and then chant the long Ek Ong Kaar prayer for 2 ½ hours.” Prem was observing our reactions with a slight smile……4am!!!!!  My light-hearted immediate response was “you probably won’t see me there at 4am; I am definitely not a morning person!”

The next two nights I did not sleep very well, in fact, I was awake at around 3:30-4:00am. I had the thoughts of what the meditation would be like, its purpose, what could be gained, etc. and a small voice in the background that kept reminding me “you will be there, it is important!” I had no idea why the importance.

Wednesday morning at 3:15am the alarm went off. Taking a deep breathe I got out of the warm bed and start getting ready. At 3:30am I was driving the ten miles into the Mt Shasta studio. Some mornings there was not a soul on the road, not a sound, a breath of wind. Just stillness and peace! I grew to really appreciate this peace.

That first morning our small group gathered. Grael, Tony, Lori and myself, with Prema guiding our way. Her peace, beauty and presence shining forth! After japji and yoga we prepared for this first experience.                     

Ek Ong Kaar, Sat Naam, Siree Waaha Guru

For 2 ½ hours these words resonated out from each of us. And then all rested in stillness for a time; most falling asleep in the still wee dark hours of these winter mornings.

Each morning the core group turned up, plus one to four others. These extra people came and went as was right for them, each morning forming a very different circle of energy resonating out to the community and beyond. By morning 7 or so the core group had grown, sometimes 12-13 people arrived, and the balance of male/female equaled out. There were even mornings when there were more men present and this was acknowledged as a gift to all. Mornings 10, 12, 14 and on were passed and completion on morning 21.

Prema had shared with us that her teachers and peers had encouraged her not to start with the most difficult and challenging morning call, but rather with lengths of  chants 11/22/31 minutes in less days. She assured them “this is Mt Shasta, they can handle it!”

There were definitely challenges to get through each morning, just starting with getting up and out the door. Sitting wrapped in a warm blanket, staying focused and present with the song, struggling to stay awake and then succumbing to a brief rest, changing position to move muscles, stilling the chattering mind saying “why am I here!”  Each person’s experience was very personal and kept within them.

After this 21 days sadhana was complete it was decided to begin another sadhana at the next moon and continue this cycle.  These would be 11 day cycles and each would have a different focus. So far there have been 11 day – Sadhana for the Aquarian Age and 11 day – Hara, Hara, Hara. Tomorrow, Sunday, March 14 at 5am we begin another 11 day cycle.

Our last two sadhana’s were much small groups, mostly woman yet always anchored by at least one man when called for. So often Tony was our anchor, quietly holding his strong creative spirit as the balanced, pivotal point. I have learned over the years, too much female energy can be just as damaging and unfulfilling as too much male energy. The respectful balancing and merging of both is crucial in all areas of life now.

What I have learned from these experiences is difficult to define in words. My morning guidance is stronger and more direct. It has been a test of commitment and community, as well as that always true knowing that heart-centered purpose moves far beyond physicality. My physical balance and groundedness’ has strengthened and I am in gratitude of all that is coming into my life now so I may move to the next level in this mission.

If you are curious to know more, join the group when it is right for you, even if it just one morning. If you are not in this area, contact a Kundalini Yoga teacher/studio in your area and ask about Sadhana. Each teacher, facilitator brings their own unique energy and dedication to the circle, and we can all be student and teacher in the same moment.

If this does not resonate with you yet you are still seeking something, ask for what is right to be shown to you, either through a person, a place, an action, whatever is clear and true. Follow that and see the illumination ahead!

 

                      

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