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IMG_4896 2Rev. Ophelia– March 16, 2020

A Conversation for Our Times!

“Have spiritual consumers crossed the line to become abuses of Mother Earth, facilitating the continuing destruction of her inner matrices, layer upon layer in the quest for spiritual awakening, enlightenment, healing, and mystical encounters! To hold and meditate upon the very fabric that makes Her give us life, and is also the driving force for ripping the Her apart!

In the quest for greater spiritual awareness and consciousness, millions and millions of people worldwide, myself included, have crystals of all colors, shapes, sizes, and qualities, and for the majority that is in small to medium amounts.

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At the beginning of March I visited the huge International Tucson Gem Show on two separate occasions. On the first visit, I was overwhelmed by the size, the number of vendors, the number of stones, crystals, sizes, shapes and locations of where they had been mined across Planet Earth. I only visited three locations, huge as they were, only three of probably fifty-plus locations around the city.

Walking by displays of massive stones, geodes, clusters, some still with soil dust on them,
my heart wanted to cry. Even the ones that were beautifully displayed and clean, similar feelings and tears just wanted to flow. Thousands upon thousands of small, polished stones, ones I knew and others I had never heard of, were on display for purchase. People in the booths, different cultures, and nationalities, from every continent, created a melting pot of colors and languages.IMG_4897

That day I also met several wonderful vendors who expressed great knowledge of products, varying types of business and personal integrity. I felt this through the stones, crystals, jewelry and products they offered. Of course, there were many vendors I did not meet exampling the same qualities. However, then there were some vendors in it just for the money, the blunt business of spiritual commercialism.

IMG_4898On the second visit, I met several more vendors whose work with crystals and jewelry I found amazing. I also wanted to take another view of the show with a more objective eye than on the first visit. With this new lens, even those in it for the money, I could appreciate them as people there to support themselves, families and communities.

The pictures you see represent a mere tiny % of all on display at the Gem Show. The Tucson Gem Show was first held in 1955, and as it grew in size more display buildings were added in 1973 and 1990. Today, vendors and buyers come from approximately forty-nine states and thirty-three countries.

IMG_4884According to one vendor, ONLY the purest and most pristine quartz crystals are used in COMPUTERS, CELL PHONES and in the LED screens and lights we use daily. Less perfect crystals find their way to other markets and the public around the world. I was told the pristine quartz crystals are found in mountains ranges above 20,00ft in Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet and possibly the Andes. Due to the extreme altitudes, no heavy equipment can be used, therefore, all mining is done by hand and carried out. Incredibly grueling work!

To get other objective views concerning this topic, I contacted two dear friends Leela Hutchison, GIA, G.G.   http://www.thecrystalgiants.com  and Nan Olson, https://www.altarspace.netwho have and are in the world of crystals, geology, environmental ethics, and both with strong spiritual awareness. After sharing my views, observations and concerns on the topic I asked if they would share their thoughts.

From Nan Olson :      (Lab-grown crystals)

“At the beginning of the Tech Computer boom many Extremely High Light Frequency Quartz from Arkansas were used to conduct information in computers. Later Lab-grown Quartz from SEEDS of these Special High Resonance Crystals was used, therefore spreading the use and Light of this Exceptional Quality. 

Many governments all over the world had and probably still do, stockpiles of these Lab-grown crystals.

They are still mining Great Quality Quartz in Arkansas but it has gotten more Expensive over these last 30 years, making Arkansas Quartz not as available, and making the Few Big Boys Rich. Yes, Quartz is available all over The World but quality varies and that does matter!

Using the example of the Tucson Gem Show operating since 1955, plus all the other large and small gem and mineral shows nationally and internationally these days, can you imagine the massive tons and tons of stones, crystals, and minerals already taken from Mother Earth!

Now to the dilemma at hand. Quartz crystals and the huge variety of precious and semi-precious crystals and stones are known as “transmitters and receivers” of vibrations, energies, healing properties and information from beyond the 3-D world, in the infinite world of consciousness, mysteries, and spiritual awakening, the place where Source, Creator, God, and Goddess presence resides.

Paraphrased from a conversation with Leela Hutchison, GIA G.G.

visit http://www.thecrystalgiants.com/story.php 

 “From time to time Mother Earth lifts her veils to reveal the magnificence she holds within. Just as she did with the Crystal Caves of Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. She lifts these veils for us to know her, not to continually abuse her!” 

Visit her website to learn of the incredible journey, on the first team ever to go deep into the earth in Naica, Mexico to see the Cave of Giant Selenite Wands.

In no way am I discounting the beauty, the amazing qualities of healing and help crystals, stones, and minerals of every variety, purpose, and beauty. Perhaps one of the most beautiful that evolved from the leftover crystals used in the computer industry, are the amazing Singing Crystal Bowls. Through advanced technology in optics, crystal bowlscommunication, and medicine, crystals and their healing properties are used and included in many new ways. We would like to think all these new applications are done for the betterment and improvement of humanity as a whole but sadly, that is not always the case.

So perhaps it is from this perspective the conversation has taken shape!

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These crystals, precious and semi-precious stones, and minerals are part of the fabric of the web of Earth and her communication system, along with oil, gas, gold, silver, copper, and so many other minerals. The abuses of big corporations worldwide are well known, of who takes and who cannot. I learned this fact while being shown around one of Ted Turner’s New Mexico ranches many years ago. The story goes, when he purchased the property he had not been aware of the hidden caveat until natural gas was found on the property. This is when he learned, he owned what was above the ground. No-one, but the designated (BLM and similar mining giants), can own the mineral and fossil rights below the surface. You may think you own the land your home is on, yet if oil, gold or any other “valuable asset” is found, they do not belong to you, they belong to whoever has been designated by the “power elite!”

Screen Shot 2020-03-16 at 5.47.20 PMIn all the years of mining surely there are enough gems, minerals, fossils, and fuels out of the ground now to satisfy our needs? From individual collections, business selling crystals, these elements used medicine and health industries, and artistic creation collections, and well as “stockpiles” for the future! Countries stockpile fuels, grains, and other commodities for the “proverbial rainy day” when in reality it is to play the game of supply and demand, to boost or lower prices.

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Gold Mining in Siberia

Perhaps now it is long past time for the spiritual, metaphysical, and alternative healing seekers to rethink and reset their relationship to what Mother Earth provides!

Can the collective WE change enough to recycle, share, exchange, donate and repurpose all that is now out of the ground, enhance our intuition, and ask these living beings where and who they wish to be with next and for what reason?

Can there be a sincere demand for the stoppage of mining and ripping more out from the Mother Earth/Gaia, and at the same time, find alternative solutions to land destruction and create viable ways for towns, villages, regions, and countries to support the populations and land!

Indigenous Women mark International Women’s Day 2020 with protest dance against Mining

Watch some of the videos linked below, to see and hear of how massive corporate mining is! Mining in Africa, South America, Russia, India, Eastern Europe, China, Australia, and the United States are stripping the land, and then in too many cases, companies walk away leaving massive holes and destruction of the land and environment. Probably far too many of the huge pieces I saw at the Gem Show came from mines such as these.

I realize few people will venture this far into the article, yet for those who do and are curious, watch some of the videos for a larger perspective at the same time, paying attention to how your body feels!

Gold Mines have become Tombs in Cameroon

Mining and Environmental impact

Ten Biggest Foreign Mines in Brazil

Slavery – Big Business in Brazil

From the Mines

Imperial Topaz Mines in Brazil

Opal Mining in Australia

Crystal and Gold Mining in Russia

The conversations with Leela and Nan virtually mirrored each other in views. The incredible gifts that Mother Earth has revealed to us through these living beauties were first. Then the healing properties, the positive uses in medicine, technology, and understanding the greater universe, above and below the land surface. Both mentioned there must be balance and conscious awareness of what is being taken out of the earth as well. Now, it has gone over the tipping point and restraint is needed from now on, to help repair and educate on restoring the Earth’s balance.

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Both mentioned having great concerns at the massive destruction that has grown over

the past 10 – 15 years especially. That they source their products very carefully, mainly through long-established relationships with suppliers worldwide. They support ethical, safe and fair mining that provide mining villages and workers fair wages and conditions, that do not use child labor and that have a connection to the stones and where they should go.

From Nan Olson:

“I have seriously wondered the same! Instead of these vibrating in Mother Earth, they are in homes all over the Planet. There has always been the issue of how consciously these minerals have been removed! 

I deal with families I have known for over 25 years, that seem to love what they do from a more respectful place. I handpick EVERY PIECE from a clean vibratory resonance that I have developed of learning 40 years, that cannot be said for many in business now. I try to pick crystals mined by hand. 

There is a lot of misinformation out there and prices are all over the place. I physically would feel ill when I went into the Big Halls in Tucson with outrageous prices, so much taken and on display. 

So it is a balancing act for me to figure out what I can sell and feel good about. Now, much of what I am selling is my Energy stones collected over 40 years. I have fed them so much love and they returned to me that love as well. The rest is Mystery! I have thought if Mount Shasta goes off and our tome is buried – in the distant future they will think they found Lemuria!”

This was a written comment from Nan Olson. 

Both these women also acknowledged knowing companies and people whose ethical business practices were not of the standard they would deal with. I learned there are appropriate international monitoring bodies to report questionable practices to, if necessary. In almost all cases, mining in these regions is the only industry to sustain the local population, thus opening the way for people to be taken advantage of in many ways.

The Question Arising Now!

Can WE open minds and hearts to create economic and sustainable ideas and solutions for towns and communities that rely on this destruction, to change it to revive and rebirth themselves to save instead of destroying them?

Now for the correlation concerning the title “Responsible Spiritual Consciousness and Commercialism”.

Please, bear with me for a moment as I begin this conversation with a diversion. I go back to 1978 when President Reagan authorized the Deregulation of the Airline Industry, and the subsequent impact this had worldwide.

For ten years, deregulation promised and delivered in more choices, lower prices, more routes, and better service. Then, in 1992 the computer industry started taking hold of changing access to the world at large for novice travelers. Airlines established their computerized reservation systems, the world was becoming smaller in access for travelers, and the competition for those travelers increased.

Over time, airlines merged and taken over in quick succession, and some intentionally destroyed, until what was left in the United States was Delta, United, American, Southwest, and their smaller off-shoots. We lost Pan Am, TWA, Continental, Eastern, Northwest, Braniff, and some other smaller airlines. Subsequently, and over time quality of service went down, fares would go up and down, comfort squeezed, fuel, taxes, and fees increased, and pretend perks to entice a sort of loyalty.

From 1989 to 1995 I owned and managed Maya-Eco Tours, a small wholesale travel company and loved it. We designed tours for individuals and groups, specializing in Mayan Archeology and Spirituality, Ecology, Natural History, Diving and Deep-Sea Fishing to Mexico and Central America (Costa Rica, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala), guiding clients to have magical experiences through our unique offerings.

As an example of a changing perspective!  

Around 1990, after hearing a powerful presentation by Jean Michel Cousteau (his father was famous Oceanographer, Jacque Cousteau) on how the travel industry as a whole, (hotels, airlines, cruise and shipping lines, rental companies, foreign tour companies, all who profit from Ecotourism destinations) have a responsibility to contribute economically to protect and sustain the destinations they sell and profit from so substantially. I was incredibly moved by this idea, prompting my small travel company to begin a project (The World Preservation Order) of donating a % of the profit from every client’s trip, where they visited and stayed in various regions in a country. Donations were made back to local communities and NGOs, that were teaching the people why saving their environment will bring more visitors and prosperity. Saving versus killing the loggerhead turtles, saving instead of cutting down forests, building a wildlife sanctuary versus chasing the animals away. For a time, other companies large and small began similar donation programs yet they disappeared after a year or so when environmental prudence began to wear off!

With the continuing growth and influence of computers, online business and all other developments within society, changes, and adaptations were necessary, for my business and the travel industry at large. All too often these changes resulted in greed and abuse for the Big Bucks with no care for truth, integrity, community or the future.

In 1995 I closed my company, as it was the end of the personalized travel agency industry that had brought opportunity, awakening, personal relationships, and magic to millions and millions of people everywhere. It was time to change directions and perspectives on what was usual to the new unknown.

An additional piece of information shared by Nan:

“Something to remember is that many rare and valuable Gemstones are also grown in a Lab from a Seed of the “Earth Grown Mother” and exactly replicates the vibration and purity without inclusions. It will test as the Seed of the “Mother” Gemstone. It is ethical and much less expensive than an Earth Grown Stone.

Diamonds now are being grown in this way and have become more popular and much more ethical than DeBeers’ control of Diamond Mining and exploitation of workers, the land and manipulated pricing as one example. (DeBeers mining takes place in BotswanaNamibiaSouth AfricaCanada, and Australia.

The movie “Blood Diamond” is about their mining practices.)

There is always a lot to learn especially in this “New Find” World of Crystals and Minerals. I have found in my Journey, the Divine Overview of what Our Earth Mother brought to the Surface to Reveal the Energies of a Particular Stone or Crystal formation Always was in Harmony with our Evolution or Lesson. 

As one example, 5 years ago the most amazing Amphibole inclusions in Quartz were found in Brazil, one pocket of very Shamanic Visionary Crystals. They also worked with Angelic, Master Realms and Immunity. This I SEE is Timely.” 💜🔮💜

Thus, what we can understand from what both Leela and Nan are saying, is that there are now beautiful alternatives with more to come, for creating and obtaining beautiful, powerful crystals, created from the “Mother Seed Crystal” to serve many applications and needs of industry, health and spiritual populations worldwide. Offering the opportunity to reduce the ongoing destruction of Mother Earth’s fabric of life. This is a step in the right direction!

The Role of Intent:

During a conversation earlier this week with another dear friend who is also very knowledgeable of crystals and their healing properties, mentioned the Role of Intent and how it applies to choose and work with these living beings.

The Role of Intent is as important in working with crystals as it is in all areas of our lives. The Intent referred to, is the intangible focus put on or into dreams, visions, actions, and beliefs that promote outcomes. The Intent focus can be of love, friendship, truth, healing and so on or misdirection, deceit, corruption, and danger to others.

When working with or searching for crystals, precious and semi-precious gems, creating a pure desired Intent will guide you to the right stone at the right time, for it will synchronize with your resonant frequency, raising its vibrational hand to say “I am here!” This will be true of earth-mined stones and lab-grown stones from the Seed of the Mother Gem.

Where are we heading?

Maybe I hold Spiritual Communities and those in the pursuit of awakening and enlightenment to higher standards than are realistic. I believe, all the prayers, mantras, initiations, alignments, and holy actions will be for naught on the day the last crystal is ripped from its deep, dark place, somewhere on the Earth, while more lives are lost, and it just happens to be the event that activates the “Kill Switch” and She, Mother Earth dies!

Looking through today’s eyes, we are not aware enough of Mother Earth, her role in Life and the Wisdom of Divine Creation. Perhaps we have to earn the right to have this knowledge revealed, to prove WE, collectively, will start walking the path of protecting Her! WE, as Humanity haven’t paid attention and cared enough to see the clues given!

Perhaps, Greta Thunberg’s message and so many other young ones have been the messengers of those clues today!

Remember back to the sixties and seventies, when we were their ages, now the Baby Boomers. We were trying to send and shared pretty much the same messages – stop wars, poverty, greed, and corruption, instead bring peace, love, openness, truth and fair prosperity for all, not just here but worldwide!IMG_4887

Yes, this is one of the finite problems in our world today, just like the multitude of problems, issues, and divisions that need to be illuminated from the darkness to see, just as Spiritual Consciousness needs to be awakened for the Light to shine the way ahead!

From Royalty and High Ranking Officials to the Lowly Beautiful Souls across this great Planet Earth, no-one can or will be protected from an Atlantis experience revisited. 

 When I started writing this article it was just at the beginning of our world being turned upside down. As the days passed with more research done, and conversations Leela, Nan and others very familiar with the topic I am presenting, unexpected “downloads of information” would come through as I hiked in nature.

In so many ways it is the representation of what is happening now, and the virus could be looked at as a metaphor, an insidious destructive infection that is and has been destroying Planet Earth, Gaia and the people for far, far too long!

This is the TIME for a RESET!

NOW, only actions and choices through pure love of life for all will show the collective US the way forward to revive Mother Earth’s healing frequency!

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Day 2 – January 19, 2018 (1+10/1+11/2 = 4  –  foundations, both structured and malleable, grounding, getting things done, one step at a time.)

Ganesha was present today – breaker of barriers and obstacles.  The day started with a backhoe digging a trench for the foundation of a new wall. The altercation was out of balance energies and emotions, the work in the temple was to repair one of the buildings!

In the 13 Moon Mayan calendar today is Kin 241 – Red Resonant Dragon  –

I channel in order to nurture; inspiring being; I seal the input of birth with the resonant tone of attainment; I am guided by the power of space; I am a galactic activation portal enter me.

 

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The Matrix MandalaPeople and the environment cannot help but be affected by all layers of electronic webs that now invade the world-wide air we breathe. The matrix has multiplied with webs of EMF frequencies: electrical power grids, radio waves, microwaves, cable and telephones waves, dozens of phone companies with cell tower waves, computer WI-FI, television waves, satellite waves, military and NASA on-planet and off-planet frequency devices and the list continues on and on.

Fine line of good and bad science!

Each one separate, layered, yet also inter-related to the whole. If the mind could calculate the collective watts and frequency output in any given minute, I believe it would be enough to ‘blow out our human circuits’, yet, we keep on going just like the battery bunny…following the habits, routes and routines day after day not noticing.

Take a look back at the unfolding of technology in the past 60 + years, the change from analog to digital frequencies and now they are quantum frequencies. There are now frequency waves being sent out from towers and locations that are virtual – they don’t exist to the human eye! How does all of this affected overall life, health, IQ, psyche, violence, compassion, patience, governance, ethics, acceptance, in fact, every facet of day to day life?

What is there to notice?

magnificence 2We live day in and day out in predictable patterns for no other reason but comfort, habit and familiarity. Timetables, schedules, routes and interests of family, school, work, traffic, sports,classes and weather, can overtime make us feel like robots so we don’t pay attention to changes and objects being placed right in front of us. Changes not always good for us and objects designed to trip us up!

Most people will avoid changes. Traveling outside comfort zones demand paying more attention for all the obvious reasons, yet, there is also an opportunity to see and feel intrusions overlooked in the daily flow, particularly intrusions disguised as necessary, comfortable and informational.

Feeling the intrusions

I live in a small mountain town of about 4000 people in Northern California. We are surrounded by mountains, trees, pure water, lakes, open sky and deep ravines. Our town has everything required for living in the high-tech, fast paced, diverse, international world of today, just in smaller amounts. People in general are aware of healthy eating, living, problems of chem trails, EMFs, internet intrusions, etc. Living here makes it very easy to forget about the craziness in big populated cities.

On a recent return visit to Florida my senses got a wake up call that the invisible tech webs have been ramped up big time and now are worst than ever. This is a reminder to pay attention to the subtle changes, feelings and issues within your body, psyche and environment.

I had traveled all day from Seattle to Tampa. It was late and I was tired yet excited to see my son and his family. Once settled and nourished at their home, bed called. I tossed and turned for hours. Later my head started buzzing and an odd sort a buzz quietly ran through me. It was from a long travel day, the chaos of busy airports and time changes, I thought!

The next morning, I realized the main modem and a cell phone booster were in the room. WOW – all too close! For the rest of my visit, both of these devices were unplugged at night so no signal would run through the house. Granted, all the houses around were probably still plugged in to the hilt, yet here, there was a quieting which I really started noticing later on the second day. Not just in me but subtly with the rest of the family and the dog. From my room, listening and feeling at a distance, the family got ready for work and school in their daily routine. I noticed the ‘high nervous edge’ was gone and subtle calm changes in voice and emotions seemed to be there.  By the last day there was a noticeable calming and my daughter-in-law even mentioned it.

The unseen waves provide us with comfort, entertainment, choices and communication within our lifestyle and they also provide news, fear, destruction, intrusion, invasion and more to keep us/the masses in check. I encourage you to research Electro Magnetic Force Fields (EMF) to make your own determinations on their positive and negative aspects. Learn how to protect yourself and home. How does your body, mind and health feel and respond when being immersed daily in EMFs verses when you take time to get away and be with the natural elements supporting you?

In cities this can be really difficult, for even parks, woodlands and beaches are surrounded by towers, wires and waves. Leave the phones behind for an hour or two, spend time with bare feet on grass, dirt, sand, water – moving, feeling, breathing amongst the plants and foliage, perhaps even consciously asking Mother Earth to help support, ground and neutralize any internal disturbances. This may sound strange to some, yet, there is more to gain than to lose by just playing along!

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Education and knowledge are keys to making better choices for living in these times. Life now is very different from 10, 20, 30, 70, 100 years ago. For instance: the under 20s don’t know what it is like to not have cell phones; for under 40s don’t know what it was like to not have television growing up;  for over 70s, some didn’t have a regular phone or even electricity when very young.

There are those in all age groups around the world that have NEVER lived WITHOUT war!

The measuring stick is not where we are going, it is where we have been!  What has been done well for the greater good and what has been done disastrously for all?

 

Why do I end this piece here?

 

Saturday is Armistice Day –  the Eleventh Hour on the Eleventh Day of the Eleven Month 11:11:11:  was the official end of World War I in 1918, 99 year ago – it was supposed to be the very last war because it was SO HORRIBLE!  

Sadly, war seems permanent and is only about power, money and domination, never freedom. And wave and frequency technology can also be seen in many cases similarly, as a detriment to the people.

Eleven (11) is the first master number of numerology – it is about (1) individuals; (1+1=2) relationship and cooperation, balance, heaven and earth, doorways, in tune with the divine, perfect timing.

We are powerful no matter our health, status, education, beliefs, language or country. If  you are still alive and breathing (as in reading this) there is the ability to make choices, consciously and unconsciously. The brain and mind are still ticking –

Think ‘I am going to live’ and you will.

Think ‘I am going to die’ – you may not, because your soul still has stuff to do!

 11:11:11 – the trinity of anchor points of earth and heaven for the New Web Matrix of a Living Healthy Earth for All People!             

Be it,  See it, Learn it,  Do It!

 

 

 

 

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Are you struggling with self identity and being your whole self within relationships, family, work and life?

Do you believe someone else will make you whole? Are you the mirror of society’s expectations?

How do we touch other people’s lives? The importance of integrating the male and female sides of ourselves.

This interview is part 2 on The Ultimate Purpose of Honing the Muscle of Feminine Self Worth. Although it is focused on major transitions in life it is not just about women. It also includes men being able to claim and hone their muscle of feminine self worth within. Men and women have both masculine and feminine aspects within their being and makeup and learning to live with them each in harmony is essential.

Ophelia did this interview with Andree Morgana of The Hayehwatha Institute in Mount Shasta, CA.  www.hayehinstitute.org

Interview with Ophelia  www.earthspiritjourneys.com

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As the Phoenix rises from the ashes of fire the New Conscious Human rises through Alchemy to Transform Life

Shedding the False Self to find truth within the illusion of today’s world can be tough.  Personal life, business, career, relationships, finances, environment, creativity, spiritual seeking, religion, compassion, dominance, empathy and hate are all influenced by the lack of transparency and illusion we and others create for protection.

Yet there is one search for truth that may be the bedrock of our sanity, individually and as a humanity. It is the aeons old ‘Search for the True Self’. For I believe it is only through the finding and understanding of our own true self that the decisions made in life (both important and small) will be far more beneficial to the greater good on all.

Who Am I? Part 1 Now this may seem presumptuous to some, yet sit back for a moment and check in with your life thus far. Ponder the moments when life seemed to be true and real and then ponder those times when all was falling apart…….where was truth of self and actions and where was deception playing out!

Knowing the False Self! Part 2

We all know people who believe they are defined by their $$$ and how many material possessions are owned. Often there is envy felt at why they have so much and we or others don’t. There are also those who believe bullying, violence and taking from others makes them powerful. And then there is the vast majority of people living each day hoping, struggling, pushing and working to ‘just get by’.

Astrology and Teachers Part 3In all where is contentment, joy, happiness, peace of mind and love of self and others? If all outer world trappings disappeared Who would you be? This is the question and search as old as people have lived.

My life has always been the search. My work has always been part of the search, even when I wasn’t consciously searching.

If you are searching for some answers and directions, here are three short audio pieces on questions, ideas, tools and perspectives to start with.

This is the beginning of a series to assist along the way. My background, education and experiences over so many years have honed me to live and hopefully assist others during these interesting and challenging times…….To learn more about Ophelia, her work and art visit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Defining Cooperative Leadership

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In a world filled with upheaval and less than effective leadership, no matter the country, government, corporation, etc., it is necessary to look for and participate in new or at least progressive, inclusive and grounded processes that lead to win-win outcomes for all involved, no matter how small or large the endevour.

It is so necessary for current leadership, (government, business, community, group, private and public) to re-evaluate how they think, act, determine outcomes, fund projects and formulate the ultimate manifested outcomes of the visions or goals desired.

No one person is an ultimate authority on the perfect how to accomplish such a monumental task. Yet, there are many out in the great world, myself included, who have proven ways, workable ideas and a huge willingness to open new doors to be part of the collective solution.

Some of the keys;

Responsibility and the ability to respond. No blame and no victims. Choices in actions determine outcomes every time!

Today I offer a series of presentations recently done on the process called “Defining Cooperative Leadership”.  This process was revealed, discovered and proven in real time, real life and work circumstances over a period of four years and then years of refining through life experiences. All of this was discovered within the  federally-funded, not-for-profit, social services world – not a place I expected to find these answers!

Much of the information found within these presentations is already used, just not in a conscious and empowering way. Some of the ideas and perspectives shared would not be generally associated with leadership presentations or even skills, yet I have found them to be valid and important in defining the unfolding process.

For those who take time to watch and listen to each one, I hope you gain understanding and share with me your ideas and thoughts.

Series 1 of 3  – The Unfolding Process    (in three video segments)

# 1       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqZaoFgSxVM

# 2       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0of4vyrJQ8c .

# 3     This last portion of this presentation is in editing stage – will post shortly.

 

Series 2 of 3 – Moving Beyond the Not-For-Profit Lack Mentality

 

Unfortunately the lighting at the Chai Shop is not as good as it will be (they are working on it!)  It is content is what is important!  Thanks for watching.

Series 3 of 3  Merging Cooperative Living with Cooperative Leadership is coming shortly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Labyrinth in Egypt!

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Being present in the walk.

From the moment hearing about the Women Gathering for Global Change Conference in Alexandria, Egypt, intuitively, I knew I needed to be there. The whys were not clear at first. They gradually unfolded and completed the understanding after returning home to Mount Shasta.

The conference was sponsored by The Human Foundation of Cairo founded by Dr. Aliaa Rafea and the International Association of Sufism also in Cairo. It was held at the beautiful Bibleoteca Alexandria (The Library of Alexandria)

The whole trip was profound and revealing in so many ways, far beyond visiting the pyramids. Not wanting to make any part less significant than another, telling the stories in a type of context is important to me.

This first step and story began 15 years ago, on September 18, 2001, a week after the world changed forever! During the following week a prophesy within the Mayan Calendar revealed that September 17 – 18, 2001 would be called “The Days of Truth.” Over those 2 days people gathered in every part of the world for prayer and

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ceremony for healing and understanding of the events a week earlier.

A collective activation of heart compassion took rise, something that had not been experienced since Princess Diana tragically died in August, 1997. Heart compassion knows no boundaries, race, religion or agenda. We, the collective, united as one heartbeat of compassion and empathy can change everything!

The Unfolding Story    Location: Rocky Mountains, Colorado

After parking my car I headed up the mountains to about 11,000 feet to find the right spot. A glade opened up with a natural circle of stone and trees – the perfect place. Drum in hand I began to beat the sounds, songs and prayers. Simultaneously, outside of Kansas City, my friend Toby Evans, Keeper of the Prairie Labyrinth, was also holding ceremony within the beautiful labyrinth on her land.

Walking, pacing, sitting, standing – the sounds of the drum continued. Sometimes the sounds were off key, other times like a cry – the drum was speaking.  The circle called! Standing in the middle of the circle, slowly turning, the beat continued.

Around and around, turning slowly, images came and went.  Bubbles of spirit energy would rise up and in a fraction of a time burst. The drum beat rejoiced at what was happening. More images of lands in pain, of loss and death. Native lands, Ireland, Bosnia, Germany, Japan, Middle East, Vietnam, South Africa and more all came into view as I turned and turned with the drum beat.

The images changed. Labyrinths began appearing as transparencies above these lands and places. With each turn the labyrinths expanded to eventually be over continents. A labyrinth transparency above each continent – Europe, Asia/Middle East, Africa, North America, South America, Australia and Antarctica.

The turning was getting faster. The drum beats and sounds changed over each land mass as I turned. Dissonance, pain, flat, dead. I kept playing, singing and crying – turning all the time getting faster and faster. Every now and then a change, a shift happened. The sounds evening out. Faster turns, sounds clearing, songs rising.

Suddenly the visions and sounds were clearer, the beat becoming one! Within the labyrinth above each continent a dark energy stream pulling up and out from the lands towards the center OM symbol, moving through the holographic paths to the white bubble above. Light increased until the turns, the beat, the sounds and vision were all ONE – it was the most amazing feeling and sight to witness from within. Then in a moment in time the white bubbles filled with darkness burst and released to the heavens.

The turns automatically slowed, the drum beat softened, my tears flowed so freely and a lightness surrounded the glade.

What I believe I witnessed within the vision and the sound was the honoring and releasing of old earthbound spirit energies, locked in lands and people though time, possibly eons of time. The labyrinth created a portal of safety for release and healing on levels beyond our knowing.

Taking the The Walking for World Peace Labyrinth and the drum to Egypt was the manifestation of a personal vision and desire I have held for many years. To physically take a labyrinth to a place or region experiencing conflict and adversity. To lay it out and allow local people to quietly walk the meditative paths. To have their own experience whether subtle or profound yet most all have fun with the unusual colorful spiral of geometries. I was gifted profoundly with meeting beautiful people and learning much more of that ancient land and culture and the strength of the Egyptian people.

The labyrinth and the drum I used in the original ceremony in 2001 were left with The Human Foundation in Cairo to be used for others to enjoy and discover!

It is from the experience and visions on the September day in 2001 that my diverse knowledge, work, art and sharing of the simple, colorful, innocent labyrinths have evolved and continue to be expressed today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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