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Pen to paper as they say…..

Firstly I will be doing an interview with Bob Sharpe on BiteMeRadio on Friday 24th at 5.00pm (PST) – Here is the link to listen  live! Topic is “Language, Leadership and Labyrinths”.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/biteradiome/2012/02/25/language-leadership-labyrinths-opheliamystical-cruise

It has been a long while since writing and much has happened in my life and many miles have been traveled to create new movement and activations. Nearly 2000 miles this time. Of course not everyone has to take such dramatic journeys as I do to get the movement going but please know we all do have to move out of stagnation to begin a new creation flow.

I go between being a Hermit on the mountain top, who after time, goes into the safety of aloneness and distance and then wonders why nothing is happening.

The void or aloneness is good for a while, to gather energy, thoughts, ideas and presence. For formulation and creation of ideas into material form or possibilities….yet if one rests there too long without the wisdom of movement, the revelations gained can dissolve as dust only to be carried away by the winds.

Travel is what pushes such movement for me when I have not quite paid attention or perhaps more correctly, wish to avoid “the doing.” Travel, the road unfolding ahead with a direction in mind yet no other knowing present. “Where to stay, which route, who to meet, what to see” are all filled with ?? until immediate arrival and then surprises…..which can be taken any way one wants!

My first “destination” was to be Santa Barbara, CA on the West Coast touching the Pacific Ocean. Since first arriving in California I had been told I should visit here, it might be a place to live.

Well as lovely as it is, the Spanish influenced architecture, the beaches, beautiful homes and rolling hills….it is not for me. I didn’t resonate with the energy/feeling that comes from the land and environment.

The Old Santa Barbara Mission was founded in 1786 and now offers a glimpse of the past in the Cathedral, buildings, museum, gardens and shop. Most of the street names in the city are of Spanish origin. There is very little left of the native Chumash Tribes who resided here long before the Spanish arrival.

I drove north on the famous Highway 1/101 passing small and somewhat touristy beach towns, nice yet quiet because of the winter temps and rain that day. Further on the landscape widened to pastures, hills, vineyards and orchards….this was good.

About an hour north of SB is San Luis Obisbo, smaller and a more inviting area for me. Just north SLO and branching off Hwy 101 is Morro Bay…and this was lovely.

I actually arrived way after dark on my first night out, semi lost to be honest. I found the Morro Bay State Park and decided to camp. All was quiet, dark and it was quite cold. Found a spot and started to unload and put up my tent. Out of the darkness came a young woman with a small child offering to help. How lovely it was getting to know them in the dark and mess of the tent. When all was done they went back to their tent with laughter filling the darkness.

Next morning such a surprise awaited…..this was a lovely location in so many ways. Trails, beach, restaurant, marina, town, inlet, museum and the Huge Rock! Leah, Chad and Marley came to visit and shared their knowledge and tips. This young family were a delight!

I spent the day exploring, both by car and on foot. I decided to stay here for another night instead of another great move. Late in the afternoon the rain came and continued through the night….thankfully all stayed relatively dry and once the clouds cleared around noon it was very pleasant.

In the early evening, over a glass of wine beside the fire I learned more of these lovely people. Leah, Master’s Degree in Education, Teacher, both public schools and private home schooling. Chad had been in many different areas of employment yet now he was “stay at home Dad”, doing and being with 3 year old Marley.

Since the beginning of the school year (September) Leah had been teaching privately. In the past month they, like so many others, experienced financial and housing difficulties and while they were getting new housing in order, this Park and their tent were home. Leah shared that on the earlier Monday the child’s Mother some how heard that her family was living in a tent and terminated the teaching relationship. Her explanation was “she couldn’t have someone living in a tent teaching her child!”

I was so impressed by how Leah and Chat looked at the situation and that this was more of a door closing for another to open. (In fact the day I left new housing possibilities were presented to them.)  They had belongings in storage, with just the basics with them. Her realization at just how much “stuff” is not needed, that she was now planning to sell or give away filled us with laughter.

She looked at my car and heard my short version story and then said “the reason you ended up here was to help us realize and show all is well and we are looked after.” Such a precious gift to be given!

This day also happened to be the time of Full Moon. Before leaving on the third morning I brought out the portable labyrinth and invited them to walk it. All accepted. After explaining the hows and whys, with the drum in hand Chad walked the paths in and then out. Part of the magic is revealed when I “dowse” the walker’s energy field going in before and upon completion.

To see the amazement in their eyes when I keep walking further and further away, holding the dowsing rod and their energy field. Ten, twenty, thirty, fifty, hundred feet and more, much more in some cases, only stopping when the points of the rods open or disconnect from the field.

“This is your potential, your field of energetic influence when you are grounded and in full personal power. The feeling you have now is to be remembered when doubt and fear present themselves to you!” Chad looked completely different!

Leah followed with her own experience and of course little Marley loved to run round and round on the bright colored paths.

How blessed I was to be able to share with such special people. This is why “Spirit” wants me off the mountain, cave or abyss….to share when the time is right!

Leah mentioned a visit to the Northern Elephant Seals  Rookery is a must and pointed me in the right direction. Further north on Hwy 1, north of Hwy 46 from Paso Robles, 3 miles north of San Simeon, the location of .WR Hearst’s Castle.

What an amazing place! One small inlet beach on this Pacific Coast was the home for hundreds of huge seals from December to March every year for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Plenty of other little beaches but no seals! They come here to give birth to the new generation and mate for the next one. The site was not without sadness…..I noticed 10 or so of the young pups had died and the sea gulls were feasting. Some of the mothers moved in to protect the bodies at least for a while.

Well signed, plenty of parking and a well laid out boardwalk just 15-20 feet above the beach. The air was filled with bird’s sounds and seal moans, grunts, conversations amongst themselves that ranged from gentle loving to angry orders by males “wanting their way!” The females sound responses bordered on “leave me alone, I have a headache, you are squashing me!”  Species are not so different after all!

The pictures do not do justice of course. Visit this website for more information.

I’ll close off for now……enjoy the ride!

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I had not planned on writing this particular posting today, in fact I have been working on the topic of Language, Leadership and Labyrinths in preparation for a series of seminars I will be presenting. Although upon reflection it actually has everything to do with Language and Leadership!

While surfing the following headline caught my eye and so a click followed suit.

Michele Bachmann Anti-Abortion Rally: Former GOP Presidential Candidate Speaks At Event

“Here on our watch we will stand, we will stand for life, we will never forget, we will never give up, and next year we will gather in a day of celebration when we have finally ended abortion in this all important election,” she said. “Join me this year. Choose life.” This is the quote from the Huffington Post piece.

Well, it brought back some similar feelings when George W. Bush made reference to “Every Life has Value” at a speech at Kansas State in 2006 or so.

In 2006-7 season, I decided to put the issue out to my television audience at the time, here is the transcript on The Meaning of ProLife. In light of our current world situation, deep thought is once again appropriate.

The Meaning of Prolife

“There is a very fine line that is crossed in this debate

Let me ask you these questions:

If you believe in Prolife is it applicable in all areas of life!

Is it still an eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth

In taking a stance for Prolife,  do you also believe in:

The Death Penalty,

The NRA,

Military Action,

Do you support placing guns in the hands of the children you saved through pro life that are now adults!

Do you rejoice when the enemy is killed and want retaliation when your own are killed!

Is it win at any cost!

Is a Prolife stance only a display for Political and Social acceptance!

Does a Prolife stance only affect select portions of the population!

Does death justify death and revenge override forgiveness!

And then if one holds a strong religious belief and faith in the Original and True teachings of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, The Tao and Native American teachings, wisdoms   and any other discipline that is Truly Guided by the Essence of God, Divine Love, Compassion and Heart Centered Action

Can any of the above mentioned be supported with conviction?

What does your heart and soul say!

It is for YOU to make the decision

For You cannot support Both and not be a hypocrite!

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And I will included the transcript for another piece presented to my audience titled Return to Arlington.

In preparation:

The view through the lens of the eye is of row after row, street after street, hill after hill of crosses, well ordered and manicured to cover the tragedy beneath. At the top of the hill, a glance through a space in the trees reveals the coldness of THE PENTAGON. A sign nearby reads “SILENCE AND RESPECT. 

Return to Arlington

Who has determined that this ultimate life sacrifice is to the benefit of all – Where is the proof?

Where is the benevolence on the path leading to this resting place?

If each held in their heart that theirs was an honorable fight to end all fights, What can now be said!

Life to Death, the Illusion of Ultimate Deception!

Such honors were bestowed,

Only is it because of responsibility lost that they lie here now!

Those who come in droves to see, they wander as though numb to the message within the ethers of the land?

They walk as zombies following the paths, yet seeing not the lives before them.

So few have died in this land. So few have souls free of pain.

Perhaps they stayed in lands distant from this place, hearts wrenching with the knowing of deeds passed on and platitudes resounding through the air.

It is not of them, it never was nor ever will be,

Love and hate so closely tied, the bond of infinity seldom lies.

It is not of the land alone – it is of peoples and hearts undone.

Breathe in Life, breathe in death, one in the same, a mirror of the time.

It is not of you

You are not me

Yet as it flows to stream and sea

Hearts and Soul connect

So Mote It Be!

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 is the same on a distant shore

A wail, a cry, an anguished heart –

Who says what is right

Who says what is not

The anger in the hearts of men, admonished power, relentless in the need for greed.

No right or wrong in the Angel’s Soul, for light shines forth in this illusion of the death

A life to claim and a life to live,

For those who rest a while, then move beyond the confines of this mortal place.

“Silence and Respect”.    It is time for silence no more –

How many more mother and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters have to return here before the “ the Inner Soul of this Nation” yells ENOUGH!

(In May 2007 I took DVD copies of these two video pieces to Capital Hill and delivered them to the office’s of numerous Senators. Did they ever look at them – I doubt it!)

 

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Recently I watched a presentation by Teacher, John Hunter from TED2011 conference. Mr. Hunter is a courageous, gentle, engaging man. His desires come from deep personal experience of wanting a better world of Peace in the purest truth of the word. He was talking about the World Peace Game he created for his students.

I completely agree with the form of education of interaction, engagement, hands-on real world learning of all subjects in real world applications. Similarly visioned education was proposed by Rudolph Steiner back in the early 1900s with the subsequent models of Waldorf, Montessori and many Charter Schools emerging.

What caught my attention and discomfort was the language and framework used in the World Peace Game. So ingrained in human culture and purposefully done so, is the militaristic approach to solving problems. From Mr. Hunter’s presentation, in the

World Peace Game all problems and solutions are outlined and approached as if participants were an army battalion under with the orders and structural plan of hierarchical domination.

Even in innocent dialogue words of fight, war on, battle against and so on  can play into this mindset. The students take this all seriously, even the fun within searching for answers and solutions. At their young ages with sponge-like minds they do not yet understand the power of the language and military scenarios will imprint into their innocent, compassion and love filled psyche.

All too obvious are these versions of solutions, just look at the news media. Pain and suffering perpetuated by both winners and losers  are horrifying. The money amassed, spent and amassed again by the Military Industrial Complex is beyond my capacity to adequately express its profound impact on humanity.

And such is the seed of mindset buried in the population’s psyche that many with the most pure intentions and desires for change and to improve the dynamics within systems such as education and health are thwarted at each turn.

The grand vision and outcome of the World Peace Game is to teach, example living and leadership and to allow young minds to interact, solve problems, decide on consequences and learn the difference between power and victim, privilege and poverty, negations and charity.

All through the windows of the military structure. Young minds and hearts with a huge desire to change the world continue to be imprinted with the out dated, corrupted and ineffective patriarchal programming of Us, Them, Friend, Foe, Have, Have nots, who owns the power is the power!

The New Paradigm

Using the interactive game model of education and leadership in the highest degree can develop understanding, leadership, mutual problem solving, deriving mutual benefits based on relative needs, dignity and empowerment of individuals and groups (in whatever form). This can be achieved without the use of toy tanks, soldiers, territory battle fields, military language with one side always being perceived as aggressor, trouble maker, charity case, less than because of skin color, clothes, beliefs and culture.

World Peace is and will not be achieved by war, real or illusionary.

Are there people and solutions working and living towards this end now? YES! Amazing people, Mr Hunter included. Men and women, young and old – yet many more are needed. Not the political figures whose $$$$ signs are supposed to dictate authority and integrity!

It is those like you and I – quietly or not so quietly LIVING for the Vision of Peace to be achieved. And that Vision of Peace can only be achieved by Living and Striving and Finding that Peace within ourselves FIRST. Games, tools, books, beginning education – all education on this one foundation stone sets the foundation for the rest of the building, no matter the direction, no matter the shape.

War and Peace are both within the Human Life Experience.

To translate the English words War and Peace from a numerological perspective: Ancient Pythagorean  Numerology (there are always 2 sides – negative/positive solutions. The choice is which one each applies!)

War = 5 + 1 + 9 – (negative outcome)  

Restricting freedom and change (5) of the individuals (1) allows for control of the whole (9)

Peace = 7 + 5 + 1 + 3 +5 (positive outcome)

Trust (7) releases restrictions (5) of Self/Individuals (1) to Communicate/Express (3) Freedom and Change (5)

Games, tools, education and leadership that encourages each individual more knowledge of themselves (on their terms), addresses the wants and needs of each/all sides and then can work together to cooperatively create and fulfill the greater vision of the group/country and also have the wants and needs of each individual gifted without the militaristic structure will be the foundation of the New Paradigm of Peace for all people.

This is no piper dream…..it works now!

Change the Perspective, Change the outcome!

Until next time……….

 also visit http://earthspiritjourneys.blogspot.com/ for other topics

 

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My Dear Readers,

Thank you so much for your continued support in visiting and reading my ramblings, stories and hopefully wisdom learned! 2011 has been a good year in preparing us for this arrival….good, bad and indifferent!

This time of year is not joyful for so many as it is also a time to remember those loved who either passed from this life during the year or in year’s earlier. How shallow the saying “those you loved are still with you” when all seen everyday is empty space near you. During these times of really transiting into what can be called “higher dimensions” we, each of us, are learning that what seemed impossible is indeed possible.

During times of reflection, perhaps really start talking and calling on those in Spirit, and perhaps most especially those you had real problems with. Ask them or write to them about why their anger, pain, abuse, whatever the situation you “experienced” ……..use a photo if it is easier to focus…….allow your true feelings and expressions to surface……the ones that are usually ignored or not discussed in therapy!

But you ask....isn’t that why one goes to therapy! Supposedly, yet from my experience with clients who have been in therapy for extended periods of time, a spoken or unspoken agreement has been struck between client and therapist to not discuss or push beyond certain points of topics, thus never going to the core for healing and most especially recognition and acknowledgment.

To move fully into the wonder of this Year 2012 it is necessary to not accept the past actions of status quo. In numerology 2012 = 5 =  change, flow, freedom, flexibility or rigidity, hitting the brick wall!

Nothing can change or be free and flowing if it is still bound, trapped, locked, buried, denied or rejected. This is true of those in Spirit World as well as the happenings in your physical world.

No New Year’s Resolution will have any power or depth if the way forward is still blocked.

Therefore, invite and ask those residing in the higher realms to freely and gently and truthfully Look through your Eyes, Feel through your Heart, Enlighten through your Soul and Forgive through the Physical to truly be able to embrace the potential of Year 2012 also The Chinese Year of the Dragon beginning January 22 and the long awaited promise of a New Earth manifesting.

In Eastern Astrology to Dragon is powerful, creative, passionate, engaging –  not the corrupted view set forth by Western religion of evil incarnate!

Reviewing the Past

Recently I have been reviewing all of the past postings with the intent to create a book/eBook. I have been amazed as so much I have forgotten.

The very first posting in March 2010 was about TRUTH – I believe it is quite appropriate to share once again.

What is Truth?

Truth as defined by

Earthly Laws and Understandings is

Describable,     Definable    Explainable,    Deniable

And found outside of one’s Self and subject to the abuse of “authority”

The people of Earth are and have been “governed and guided” (very loosely used) by this form of Truth for thousands of years.

The results speak for themselves!

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Truth as defined by

Universal and Divine Laws is

Indescribable       Indefinable     Unexplainable      Undeniable

And found within one’s Self and is subject to no lesser “authority”

Now, (3/2010) and in the times to come, (2012 and beyond) the strength and visibility of these Laws will increasingly reveal “mistruths and abuses” in order for people everywhere to claim their personal authority, consciousness and directions for new life, health, governing and corporate structures on Earth.

One Person at a time  DOES change the world!

I wish you safety, joy, friendship, harmony and peace  for today and everyday!

Ophelia

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