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podcast logoPodcast:         The Unconventional Job Interview

The search to find a temporary job takes an unusual turn, with even more unusual ourcomes. A short story of how a professional business woman stepped out of her normal role of filling employment positions to effect others.

 

Video:       A Water Meditation

A gift of relaxation from Ophelia The Mystic Muse

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A Labyrinth in Egypt!

walking the labyrinth

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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Beautiful women of Alexandria

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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star bursts smallMay 14th is the Wesak Full Moon and the of celebration of the birth and enlightenment of Buddha.

I would like to share my latest meditation video with you.  It is just 30 minutes long and takes you on a journey to the stars and back (fortunately).  It is not a usual journey and you might be surprised who you meet along the way!

Even good for those “non mediators who don’t believe in all that crap!” 

If possible listen with headphones…….Please NOT IN YOUR MOVING CAR.…….parked and with car turned off is okay.

In this day and age of tiny convenient devises people forget they even have headphones on or are listening while in compromising situations….that is driving, working with machinery, fire, delicate objects. The senses and observation skills are numb or turned off and this can be scary for everyone around them.

Take the time to DE-STRESS – it could save you LIFE!

Production and Music by Matt Peters and Jerame Gray

 

 

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Dear Readers,

As you know from my last posting another bout of traveling was coming up. Well now I have been away nearly 2 1/ weeks visiting my sons and their families in Kansas City and St Petersburg, Florida. I’ll keep it short mainly because I am sure you really don’t want to hear too much bragging about how amazing my grand children and their parents are. Although reluctant at first of the grandparent role I now join the ranks with pride.

Huge waves of remembering pass though each day as I have spend precious time with these new little people. Remembering each father/my sons at the same ages, their personalities, tempers, challenges to authority, speed of movement and each having a mind of their own…..and nothing particularly has changed….they are their own persons, as are their wives.

Several times I have caught myself laughing at either hearing someone say (or remembering myself saying it) “I’ll never let my child do that!” and similar phases that include the word NEVER…..they say wisdom comes at a price and yes it is true when the NEVER word used in pretty much any context. From my experience as soon as one says THAT word it opens the “practical joke door” of the Universe with a response of “Are you sure about that!” Invariably that very thing/s we are determined to stay clear of are the VERY THINGS that are done or brought to us to either keep the peace and quiet, pacify,  distract or avoid. I can only see all of this so clearly now because several decades have passed to allow for 20/20 vision…..yet unfortunately the same cannot be said of my physical eyes! Oh well!

Through the magic of spontaneous photo shots and magic energy I/We have been gifted with these special photos that one day in the distant future Brayden and Flora will perhaps share with their own children, remember and tell stories of a world they arrive in. I wonder what it will be like! This photo of me and Brayden was taken today during a very rare moment of him actually looking at the camera…look at the beautiful transparent energy rainbow circle and the misty beings above us….truly magical!

Next week I am facilitating a workshop on the Four Principles to Empowerment in Boca Raton.  I will also by available for private consultations on October 23 to 25th. Space is still available if interested. Contact me through my website http://www.earthspiritjourneys.com for details.

Today, October 19 marks the beginning of a new moon in the Mayan 13 Moon Calendar. It will cover 28 days , as each month does. This is “Tones 4 – Self-Existing Owl Moon of Form – What is the Form my Service will take? is the question being addressed and revealed in the daily unfolding process. The first day is marked by the Seal of the Yellow Magnetic Seed – Kin 144 …..so do not be surprised if things, ideas and manifestations that were “seeded” in the past, even distant past begin to germinate and sprout out of the darkness (just as the wise owl sees in the dark and traverses the night skies).  My return to Boca Raton marks nine years (complete cycle in numerology) from when I arrived there after driving from Denver, CO. At that time I only knew one person there, had no job, no place to live, no idea why I was “guided” to be there yet knew it was significant, and indeed it was!

I return to honor and complete the gathering and claiming of knowledge and tools of ancient times. And I ask the questions……with this chapter complete how will the next chapter begin? what will it be about, who will share the journey to the greatness that lies ahead?  how will I know when the answers are right in front of me?  The same way you always know – TRUST!

I’ll keep this posting short and writing more shortly.

Blessings to all…until…..

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Well Dear Readers it has been an eternity since The Muse put in a good days work….not really, it just seems that way!

As so many of you are finding these days your lives just turn and move from “normal” to “oh no, not again changes”, “I didn’t ask for these happenings”, and then the totally unexpected and then back to seeming “normal”. You question your sanity and that of others around you. And then when horoscopes and planetary astrology is checked, it all reveals that exactly what has been going on in your life and others…..”is normal” for the times we are living in………SUCH COMFORTING THOUGHTS!

The Muse has still not fully returned and that is OK I have decided. The only certainty is the uncertainty! You have all no doubt heard, read and unexperienced many of the dynamics of this pivotal 2012 year. There are hundreds on writers and channels delivering messages of varying importance and truth mixed with fiction and superstition. This all leads to a great need for discernment on the part of each person seeking as everyone is at a completely different stage of understanding and evolution on the path.

The last time humanity (if it existed then)  came close to these experiences was back 26,000 years when the last Cycle of Light (feminine) ended and it moved into the 26,000 year Cycle of Darkness (masculine) that is now ending. The only evidence of what it was like are the results we live with now and reflect on as “our human history.” Such are our sobering reflections!  Please know that references here and all other places you read it are not directed to MEN (our current general understanding of masculine) but to the Masculine aspects of humanity in both men and women……this is where a huge part of our responsibility lies. Understanding ourselves.

In these times the unexpected and new is premium for us as part of collective humanity to open up the portals and doorways of New Paradigm Times. So best advice…don’t fight the unusual, unknown and really uncomfortable because there can be great potential lying in wait!

Since “The Muse Left the Building” posting I have traveled many miles for the movement to open doors not known to be present. Visits with special friends and work with many new people in presentations and teaching experiences have gifted me greatly. Again getting back to the very early morning (4AM) sadhana meditations. From Sonora to Mill Valley to Sonora to Geyserville to Mendocino to  Sebastopol to Stockton to Sonora to Mendocino. Soon to return to Geyserville and then to Mt Shasta for the Full Solar Eclipse and then ?????? Let the unknown unfold!

Out of all these places special little happenings would open…to even being asked to Read/Try Out for the Lead in an amazing Theater Play. And then be asked to continue to the next Reading……this is the total unexpected yet oddly enough connected to my knowings that lie deep below surface of the present. Whether I get the part of not… I’m loving the experience and challenge.

By saying Yes to such….the Universe can respond by gifting more openings……….Try It…..You May Like It!!!!!!!!!!!

The Muse has now written far more than expected. Enjoy the photos of varied landscapes from the past weeks.

Blessings and wonderful journeys to All!

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And as the Angels whispered I turned to hear their voices rejoice with love, joy and truth that all the world seeks!”

My grandson Brayden taken by his mother Shannon Gray

So many wonderful and precious memories flood back as reminders of the early days of parenthood with my son’s Jerame and Mathew.

Yet what else surfaced the moment I saw this beautiful photograph was myself in times throughout my life history, innocent and praying in a purity of Light. How precious a vibration to hold for conscious change within and without!

July is hot and filled with travel!

Growing up in the southern hemisphere, July was pushing the mid point of winter and staying warm was mostly on one’s mind. In those days of youth I was not into meditation as that was done when I lost myself in classical ballet. Looking back though, July was a marker of changes being irritated from within because September  (6 months after my birthday) mostly marked big change and travel, especially from 18 years old until now.

This is part of the energetic vibrational pattern of my life established by and through my Soul’s history and evolution. Can you recognize your own personal life patterns and Soul history for clues of your patterns?  Markers are often found during: birthday month; 4th month following; mid point month and 9th/10th month before next birthday. Markers may have to do with major moves or change, illnesses, family dynamics, emotional lows and highs, so many different possibilities. See what you can intuit from these awareness’s!

Since living in the northern hemisphere, July (especially the first week) now has the opposite message but similar theme but physically: staying cool, it is one of moving, traveling and changes of all types. Major family moves and life changes initiating new beginnings have happened at this time.

Tomorrow, along with my friend Stephanie, we are heading to Palm Springs and Joshua Tree in the desert of California. Sounds crazy seeing the temperatures will be 108 +! Something is calling, the need to travel, get out and have a little adventure. The call of Joshua Tree in particular is big yet we have no idea of what to expect. Let us be surprised!

Pull It Back to Bring It Forward!

“Peaking through the veils of our New Earth and her incredible promise now of Light and Joy I see such moments to remember as the innocence of first love which is more importantly friendship; of magic in youth in places still resonating magic; of so many angels sharing and protecting and gifting the lessons to greater wisdom of heart and soul. Resonating in magic and Unity of Oneness, memory of threads the Angelic’s weave to see and remember who we lost to gain and claim ourselves again.”

In the past two weeks I have been taken both in dreamtime and in waking light to reminisce of special relationships and their importance in who I am becoming in the next wave on this amazing life journey.

Speaking to several friends this past week has revealed that they to are experiencing a remembering of times and events in their teens, 20s and early 30s. Remembering who we were, what was special about each of us during those incredible years of development through the stages of family and fitting into the constrains of child rearing and income/identity masks. What was lost to become someone else for someone else!

Claim back your magic to be able to resonate and live in harmony with the You of the past, blending with the wisdom of the Now to ignite possibilities with the New Earth Light Harmonics!

This is living in fifth dimension mysticism!

In my last posting I mentioned Part 2 of the video on Time Collapsing would be coming. Well, after having many false starts, glitches and plain, not good production, I put it on hold for now…perhaps I am not to reinvent the wheel so to speak.

Check out this YouTube site…it is long but they have done a fabulous job of giving the viewer  concise and  important information on 2012, time, history and so much more.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc-55p1Al9k&feature=channel_video_title

One of the wonderful features WordPress are the stats that are available about one’s blog.  To my surprise probably the most visited blog entry has been on my experience at the Lakota Sundance several years ago. It appears there is an incredible interest and fascination about this Native American ceremony. It was a significant time for me and powerful way to respect beautiful people of this land.

There are so many stories to share!

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 Just in     Somewhat sheepishly, Exxon makes $11 billion

As the population of Planet Earth is just about 7 billion people – what can be said about this single first quarter profit of ONE oil company!    Questions?   Investigations?   How much more will THEY take?

Contrasts Re-Awaken Similarities and  Possibilities

The days or weeks leading up to another blog entry always make me antsy to write yet I don’t have a clear focus or topic to write about. It was a similar feeling and process I experienced when preparing for the taping of my television program from 2004 to 2007. I would get lots of  clues and messages but it took time to see their relevance before the final piece was laid in place.

 This past week fits into this same category and now I enjoy the game of revelations that goes along with the emerging clues. Today is the day to put “pen to paper” so to speak. And as part of the writing I want to share the unfolding of clues that has taken place. Notice the diversity and commonalities that emerge, do you see the theme!

Clue 1:  Last Tuesday and Wednesday I began remembering the trip my former husband and I took to Haiti and the Dominican Republic in 1996. Several very powerful memories kept surfacing until one stood out more than the other. (I will share that story later in this posting.)

Clue 2: On Wednesday I also receive a new message from the Hathors by Tom Kenyon.  Here is a very short excerpt that now has a more profound meaning for so many.

We now wish to address the question of a new creation for those of you who may find yourself in the aftermath of a natural or manmade disaster, such as an earthquake, a volcanic eruption, or destructive weather patterns.

If the destructive force is strong enough, the perceptual markers of your former reality may no longer exist. Your home or place of business may no longer be there. You may find yourself dealing with shortages of food and water, and there are any number of variables that can come together to create a state of shock and overwhelm.

We wish to be very clear in what we are about to say. Shock and overwhelm in the face of disasters are a natural mammalian response, and if you are to transcend and transform the moment you must reach upward to higher dimensions of your own existence, your own being, to those realms of consciousness that are beyond time and space….... (from Transition States of Consciousness)

Clue 3: Today, April 29, 2011 (4+11+4 = 19 = 1   new beginning) was the Big Day . The marriage of William and Kate takes the British Monarchy into brand new image territory – the king-to-be  marrying a commoner along with a significant softening of age old rigid traditions. Some commentators called it “the day the UK came out of mourning for Princess Diana, breathing life back into a nation!”  I was awake at 4:20am and prompted to get up. I didn’t! I waited until the push was stronger, finally getting up at 5:10am to turn on television where I am staying. I had missed the service so had to be happy with the ramblings, cut-ins of the service and location interviews. Then around 6:00am  CNN and others started cutting back across the Atlantic to reporters in the South showing the incredible tornado damage done in six southern states. At one point I even saw split screen images of “the wedding and the devastation” – such contrasts!

Clue 4: Last night I took my Medicine Bundle out of hiding. It was time for the bundle to share a night on the Mother Earth. So I placed all the sacred stones and items on the land and did prayers and blessings. This morning with music of the native flute in the background, I did a short meditation and pulled some medicine cards for additional clues. Skunk-Reputation; Blue Heron-Self-Reflection; Weasel-Stealth revealed themselves. (Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson). Reading the descriptions I took the messages/relevance shown for today.

Clue 5: Then later in the warming sun I checked the new seedlings in the garden, got my hands dirty in the soil and became aware of “dialogue in my head” moving the clues of information around to create varying story lines and revelations…..Contracts is situations, intimate connecting with strangers because of disaster, life and death, physical and material loss and spiritual rebirth.

So what is the message within all these clues! 

From Apathy to Empathy

First and foremost the human experience is bound to contrasts as a way of finding the middle ground. The goal if one could look at it this way, is to find the middle path,  the harmonious balance between the contrasts, at least for a little while. It is also in our human nature to get complacent or lost if we stay in that middle and balanced place for too long without some conscious awareness. People and situations are taken for granted, apathy can set in or creating too much action and/or anger to make change for the wrong reasons or in the wrong way.

Although there are many situations to mention I am just taking a few. At the beginning of the Iraq War, probably 97% of people had no idea it would still be going 10 years later, with no true end in sight! Unless one is in the thick of it, apathy and non-caring takes over. It is on someone else’s land. The earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding and massive destruction and loss of life in Indonesia (12/26/2004); Gulf Coast, USA (8/28/2005);  Haiti (1/12/2010); New Zealand (2/22/2011); Japan (3/11/2011)  now takes on new meaning, empathy and consciousness in this country.  Katrina hit hard and is now close to forgotten, unless you were very personally effected and still trying to get back together. The recent mid-west flooding continues as the spring snows melt. And then yesterday (4/28/2011) a massive number of tornadoes ripped through the South completely wiping out entire areas and the loss of life rises.  “It looks like a war zone!” It looks like a 3rd world country!” “Everything has completely changed!”

Now all of these people and departed souls are connected by and through the consciousness thread of Unity in Tragedy through the Uprising of Spiritual Awakening for the New World of Light Integrity Living.  Read it again if you didn’t get it the first time!  Mother Nature holds no favorites.  Even the poorest regions of the US are wealthier than many 3rd or 4th world countries.  In a split second contrasts are wiped out, taking each one to find the core of what is important, what is real, what is lasting or what is not! The physical rebuilding in all of these cases is huge. The spiritual rebuilding is even more crucial, even larger and will be the transforming force of all that comes behind. These are the lessons and these are the gifts shared.

Footing the Bill!

One of the first things that will come to the front after the initial shock has passed will be about “where is the money going to come from…..we have an economic crisis!”  Now let’s see if this country has and is ready for a new or renewed brand of politician who takes initiative for social and financial greed and change. Who will really use the insane amounts of $$$ they raise in the “name of campaigning”  for real, tangible projects instead of recycling it through select corporate boardrooms and the like.  It is time to Walk the Talk in a completely new way and no-one can immune  themselves from this movement ahead.   This type of action will get the votes they seek, guaranteed!

 Haiti – A Lesson from Mission Dollars

This trip to Haiti and the Dominican Republic in 1996 was amazing for me and I was not new to travel. I had lived in Europe for five years in my twenties, traveled the world as a Stewardess with British Airways and had my own wholesale travel company before the advent of the Internet. This trip awakened and tested my spiritual resolve, beliefs and depths. My husband and I were part of a group of eighteen clergy and lay people at the invitation of the International Department of the Mission Department of the Presbyterian Church. We were there to see how effective change was happening, if at all and how effective or not where mission monies being spent and on what types of projects. So many stories to tell….but this one was profound…..as it is about contrasts!

Black and White

Our bus pulled up in front of a new, white building with lovely landscaping. The white exterior was sparking in the sun and my first thought was “this is so out of place here!”  Our Host greeted us warmly and chatted as we toured the new clinic, wonderfully funded by several congregations in Pennsylvania. “Leave your mark in concrete” he suggested. My husband was thrilled at the opportunity. After a short stop we were scheduled to visit the pastor of a small church in another part of the town, in the bario, there would be a short service of welcome.

The church was an old, rundown, grey block square building with no doors or windows, just openings. Apart from enough seats for those present, a podium and a table, there wasn’t anything else. The pastor was pleasant and quiet. The music, besides voices, was provided by a man sitting straddling an old box speaker without the actual speaker. Just a hole with four pieces of metal nailed to it. He twanged the metal and there was music! A large Creole Haitian woman caught my eye. She was dressed in a bright dress with matching head wrap, she seemed to be someone they all respected.

The service ended, we all milled around and then started to leave. The woman came up to me as I stood alone to the side. “Viens, viens avec moi!” she asked several times. “Come with me” she was asking. Years ago I spoke really good French, although it was very out of practice, I understood her French/Creole words. I started to follow her. Tim asked where I was going and I response “I have no idea!” He joined me.

We started towards their village although this is a very questionable description to use by our standards!  Another group member, Doreen asked to join us and so we disappeared though the rabbit warren of  shacks of tin, wood, cardboard or whatever, seeing penned pigs, a chicken or two, dogs here and there. We kept going, winding further into this amazing place. Although the paths and floors of their homes were dirt, all was very orderly and clean, as though they respected what they had.

We finally came to the only block building, we entered at her request. There were two rooms. The first one had a table and two chairs, that’s all I noticed. The walls were adorned with pages from magazines, as though for decoration. We entered the second room, it was smaller, two small windows and a double bed. Don’t remember anything else. Lying on the bed was the blackest man I had ever seen! The woman’s skin was much lighter in comparison. He was delirious, he was mumbling continually. “Il est mon mari. Il est malade! ” she said He is my husband, he is sick!

That was an understatement! Just one look told you that! I was drawn to the bed and reached down to touch the man’s arm. He was on fire! His skin was swollen, spongy and boiling hot to the touch. I couldn’t image what it felt like!  “Mon Dieu, mon Dieu, je suis pret!  My God, my God, I am ready! He kept saying over and over.  His wife started talking to us and I caught on to most of what she was saying but my mind was with her husband.  I remembered the clinic and saw Red! Back to the man! I sat on the bed because it felt right. Held his hand and spoke to him because it felt right. I also felt he was so close to leaving, to dying, his body energy was shutting down.

Tim was standing next to me and Doreen next to him. The wife stood at the end of the bed. Tim was so uncomfortable yet wanting to do something. I turned as he looked at the woman and said “I know you will not understand the words I say but I would like to say a prayer for your husband!” She smiled and nodded, she did understand! In the time we held hands and Tim saying his prayer a bubble of light and power came over us. There were no other sounds, there was nothing else except the five of us. As was usual, Tim’s prayer was long winded but it was perfect, it came from the depths of his heart. He stopped talking and we just stayed there, in this bubble of light.

Suddenly noise broke the silence and voices were getting loud. Lionel, our tour leader entered and spoke to the woman. Haitian by birth, Lionel had been saved by Amnesty International many years earlier, when imprisoned in the dungeons of the Palace, the very palace we had had tea in days earlier. Fortunately, he was a living victim of Papa and Baby Doc Duvalier’s reign of terror. This trip was his first to Haiti since those days.

The woman told him her husband had been lying there for three days, he had been very sick and she was afraid he would die. Lionel asked why she had not taken him to the new clinic. She shook her head and explained. It was not for Haitians. They have no money. It is not welcoming to people like us!  I was furious as I had already figured that out. I insisted that Lionel arrange for the men to take him to the clinic. A young man working at the clinic kept saying “they know it is there, it is their fault if they don’t go!” Wrong!

Eventually the man was taken to the clinic and we went off the follow the scheduled events. I was still upset by what had happened and what I saw! No one else seemed to care!

At the end of the day we returned to the clinic to clean up before the long trip back to the hotel. On the way to the bathroom I caught sight of a man in a wheelchair with a nurse and another woman standing beside him. Slowing and straining to listen I heard “I don’t know why they brought him here, there is nothing wrong!” I looked again, it was the same man but he looked completely different. I tried not to show surprise.

Minutes later after looking for Tim I made my way back to the bus, through the garden. In front of me was the nurse pushing the wheelchair. They stopped in front of Doreen and the young man from earlier. As I walked by, I stopped, touched the man’s arm and asked “Vous etre bien maintenant!” Big eyes looked up at me and a smile shone through. He gave a slight node and I kept walking.

Two nights later, our last night and we all gathered for a debriefing and celebration. Going around the table everyone had a chance to share something of their journey. It was Doreen’s turn. She shared and then just as she finished she turned to me, smiled and told the group there was something further she needed to say.  Giving a brief outline to remind all of the time she was referencing.

Looking directly at me she began “I have something to tell you that you need to know. When we were standing on the path you spoke to the man and then walked off…..he turned to us and with a smile said “Elle a ete mon ange” She was my angel! “(excuse not having the correct accents)

I was moved to tears, humbled and knew it had all played out for many reasons. The good intentions of mission monies and how they are spent often miss the mark completely and are for the givers to feel good rather than to completely benefit the receivers. The clinic, so pristine and perfect was an “unwelcoming white elephant” in the small community. The staff couldn’t understand why people they knew were sick would not go there. After this instance I did hear “through the grapevine” there had been changes and staff were now working to make the clinic an open and welcoming place for everyone, not just those who fit the right profile.

The contrast came in the meeting of the black man and a white woman innocently becoming the light of awakening where color, possessions, culture and financial status  had absolutely no power or place.

As you reflect on our world, there is much for us to do!


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You may have all noticed how fast things are happening and showing up around you in the past week or so. This last week has been exceptional!

There is not really even time to think and process the information set forth, it is to trust the inner guidance and act accordingly, even and especially when it doesn’t make sense or is challenging the strength of ALL your safety nets.

Information downloads having been coming to me fast and furiously, with a strong general title of 5th Dimension Mysticism. In my own private writings over the past months I have been learning more of what this means. Recent travels reinforced the fact that we, as humanity, have been slowly in preparation process for this exact change over the past 10 – 15 years. We were taking tiny quiet steps to get use to the feel and now it and we are there/here.

For those who have kept journals during these past years, you may find it interesting to reread very early entries, moving forward in time to see if you can spot an unfolding theme. In this blog and in the days to come I will be sharing more of my stories preparing and awakening myself and those involved (if they chose) to the new dimensional wonders becoming the norm!

In your wanderings around various and multiple websites such as Spirit Library <updates@spiritlibrary.com> ,  and Steve Rother http://www.lightworker.com The New Body Electrics: The Physical Electrical Evolution

(of course there are plenty, plenty of others) there are postings and writings giving so many personal perspectives and messages from sources here and above and below on unfolding earth experiences. In all your discovering, take the information right for you in the moment, use it, grow with it and be open to what’s next.

The New Body Electrics piece is a confirmation of several experiences I have had in being “recalibrated to the new frequencies.” I have written about them in past blog entries so for those who have missed them and are intereste d to read more, click on the blog sidebar Pages: Health and Wellness/Recalibration

Over the n ext days and weeks of blog postings I will share many quite different stories, some from nearly ten years ago. At the time the experiences were profound and taught me a great deal. Now, in hindsight when reviewing and remembering, I am seeing patterns, steps and the early threads woven as foundations of seeing through the veils, now thin as gossamer wings. I will post these new stories under PAGES on the main page. In this posting there will be three pieces on Baby, Memories and Family. They are quite different from each other yet very associated. Remembering these was much of why I needed to clear some of my family issues before my grandson is born.

Breaking News

Announcing d ates for three retreat weekends to be held in Sonora, CA. All are coinciding with yearly solstices and the summer equinox and full moons.

The weekends will be co-fac ilitated by Stephanie Escobar and myself plus other special guests.

1st Retreat      March 18-21, 2011

2nd Retreat     June 17-19, 2011

3rd Retreat      September 23 -25, 2011

The Retreat title is Spirit Journeys “Awakening and Igniting Ecstasy In-Formation…Living 5th Dimension Mysticism”. The format will be very interactive filled with exercises, dialogue, sharing, tools to use and ceremony for personal awareness, growth, empowerment and joy.

We will also be offering optional Mystic side trips to Yosemite and/or Mt Shasta after the retreat weekends.

To wet your whistle a little: the location is a beautiful 7 acre mountaintop, amazing views, quiet walks, star filled night skies, drumming, art, clay, yoga, meditati on, c hanting, music, meals, beverages, snacks, pool, hot tub, bonfires, camping(out or indoor), under the stars (weather dependent) or local hotels.

More details suc h as fees, schedules, limits, reservations, etc will be posted in a few days.

The photos today are from last year’s retreat on the mountaintop.


What is 5th Dimension Mysticism?

It may sound like a new catch phrase and concept yet in research over the past months I have come across writings from Rudolph Steiner in the 20s, Edgar Cayce, numerous Ascended Masters and an interview with Ruth Dahlen: Mysticism and/or Reality….”In March 1968 Sweden’s Radio-TV introduced Mrs. Ruth Dahlen to the Scandinavian public as the “mystic of Vallingby.”  ….continued. (This was a really good piece!)

My brief simple description goes something like this:

The past thousands of years have been in the earth bound 3rd dimension…what you see is what you get; cavemen, lords and surfs, patriarchal control and power, winner through conflict solves all problems and has authority. Through these times, (refer to the steps of a nine layer of a Mayan temple) eras have been shrinking from millions of years to the last level, a 20 day cycle. Interspersed throughout time there have been glimmers of artistic, literary and cultural renaissance, invention and industrialization, fragile peace only to be broken by massive oppression. Humanity lived in the physical body and in physical world! This translates to the 1st (root), 2nd (sacrel) and 3rd (solar plexus) chakras driving life forward.

Then in the 60s, 70s and 80s we searched for something higher, clearer, and purer. The advent of Gurus for the everyday person was real. The more Love and Flower Power pushed, the more Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia became places and examples of hate, abuse, intolerance and death. During these times many were trying to find and walk in the 4th dimension, the place higher than physical earth. Translating to the 5th (throat), 6th (third eye) and 7th (crown) chakras. (I’ll get to the heart in a minute)

Then in 1987, the Harmonic Convergence and a shift happened (research Mayan Calendar, Jose Aguelles). A planetary, energetic, vibration, consciousness shift started the ball not to be stopped!  You and I have been plodding along through this for all these years and most of the time with no clarity or understanding, just a deep driving faith. Many a time it felt like the threat of personal insanity, seeking so disparately for what no one could see or believed was possible. Church, governments, institutions, science and business slammed doors and opened mental wards and prisons for troublemakers who challenged the safe boxed life.  How many times did you say or hear others saying “oh I don’t want to live in the world, I want to be spiritual, enlightened, pure, a pillar of light, a lightworker, etc.” This real world is a hard place to live in!

The 90s, into Year 2000 to now, the surge ahead kept growing. Science and quantum physics found that not seeing something does not mean it’s not there! Medicine found and admitted healing can come through hands, mind and heart; sound can heal and destroy. All over the world, governments, military, science and business were and are finding their hidden agendas, deceptions, lies and greed are being revealed through and by the transparency of searching  higher consciousness by the ever increasing number of individuals seeking exactly that within themselves, proving one person can make a difference.

During the past ten years massive amounts of diverse information from Ascended Masters, gurus, teachers, ancient cultures and spirit realms have been presented for us to process and discern what is truth, truths that seem to keep changing. In the past five years I have seen a coalescing, melding, molding, simplicity and authenticity different from the past which appears to be anchoring us to a new place – the 5th Dimension.

And this anchoring happens at the heart, the human heart and the sacred chamber behind the heart. Here is an image of what I see happening: The earth energy rod of the three lower physical chakras has grown a grounding plug at the top of the solar plexus. The higher three spiritual chakras have done the same from the heavens down, passing through the throat and the thymus to the top of the heart.

Living in the 5th Dimension is about plugging the lower and upper chakras together at the Sacred Heart, thus Igniting and Awakening the Ecstasy our True Heart and Soul have been seeking for eons of time. This is still all new, we are learning and feeling our way through the unfamiliar. It is a real merging of the past, reaching out to the future unknown and acting to create the flowing now and on and on.

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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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Well, I’m back to getting up at 3:30am and heading down the mountain to participate in the 11 day, 4:00am morning Sadhana in Mt Shasta City Park. Along with Nickki, Jessica and Bill we are all wrapped up in blankets against the dark and chilly morning air. It is a great setting!  Beginning with a short set of kundalini yoga before what is called Sadhana of the Aquarian Age – 62 minutes of varying chants and prayers.

Encountering a Medicine Path!

The morning of Saturday, July 24th started like most mornings since I had been camping up at Castle Lake.  Sharing morning coffee made over an open fire with friends. On this particular day it was shared with John, Michael and Satya. An innocent question of “what are you doing today” opened into an amazing journey over the weekend.

This journey was one I had never been on, never really considered as “I don’t do that stuff!” It was a journey using a sacred herb from the Amazon called Ayahuasca. It is made from specific vines and leaves that are carefully and prayerfully brewed for many days, turning it into a dark, rich and potent tea. I had heard of Ayahuasca over the years but was never drawn in that direction, even though I have had training of a Medicine Woman.

Of course I am in a different place right now…..I have been camping between Mt Shasta and Castle Lake for the past six weeks, living, learning and feeling the closeness of Mother Earth, an amazing experience in itself!

Now I was going to be tested internally, consciously and mindfully, I just didn’t know how profoundly! Ayahuasca has been used by shaman and medicine people in the Amazon and other part of the world for hundreds, if not thousands of years. It is NOT a street drug; it is a sacred medicinal herb, respected for its potency and mystery. It is known to help access other worlds, portals and knowledge beyond everyday life. I have since learned that herbs such as this have given a “bad wrap” when used disrespectfully and as a recreational drug, not understood its true power.

My experience was sacred, clean, pure and done with knowledge and awareness. After two hours of instructions and conversation we took the tea around 8:30pm on Saturday night. The whole experience concluded around 2:00pm on Sunday.

(Please note: this is not a journey one takes on a whim or just because someone else has done it….you have to be prepared and know the possible reactions. The most common reaction is to detox via vomiting….definitely not so nice but very effective.)

What I learned is that because I had done so much internal, emotional and mental clearing work on myself, my experience was all directed in and by the higher and psychic realms. I was stretched to hold my personal power and strength as my fears and psychic voices from other fields and dimensions tried to take hold and stop me. For a long time I felt completely paralyzed, able to hear everything happening to others all around me, being extremely conscious of a sense of having my soul and mind pulled away. My mind kicked into gear and a great power came through as I pushed ahead and finally held my position and personal power (in a deep and motionless meditation state) and said “No! I am stronger than all of this….I am my own person and cannot be controlled by these forces! Suddenly I was able to move, sit up and strongly ground my energy field. This was so empowering! A little while later I tried to stand up and that was so difficult…felt like a baby taking her first steps…I was definitely not present in the body for numerous hours!

This whole experience has shown me how far I have come on the journey, how strong I am now and how I am able to stand up to the “dark voices and influences that try to push one off the path and the light away.”

This is but a thumbnail sketch of an amazing experience that is beyond words and mental description…but it gives you the idea!

Life Theatre Premiered in Mt Shasta

My time living very simply in nature for the past six weeks has opened the creative flow and drive to create stories and theatre pieces to awaken consciousness. Last Saturday marked the World Premier of such a piece and it went so well.

Titled “Awakening and Igniting Ecstasy In-Formation…A New Twist on Money, Power, Sex and Death.” In essence it is a 2 hour One Woman Show plus Others (local musicians, Isis and Peter and my son, Jerame, and dancing with Jennifer) offering stories, poetry, dancing, pictures and examples of the topics that indicate new and positive perspectives of looking at life and to make people think!

For example: using acronyms, the new meaning of Money becomes Material Obligations Neutralize Evolving Yourself – which is exactly what happens when the need, drive, possession or fear of money over takes ones life.

Sex becomes Senses Engaging Xstasy (Ecstasy or Love)

To learn what Power and Death mean….come and see a show or bring the show to your town!

Jerame and Kate Visiting

To have my son Jerame and his girlfriend Kate visit was so wonderful. The only way it could have been better would have been if Mathew and Shannon were with us…hopefully next time they will be!

We did so much…from camping on the mountain; meals, stories and laughter around the camp fire with friends, a challenging hike to South Gate Meadow, swimming in Castle Lake, singing in a sacred glade of rocks, Jerame playing “Ophelia” (the song he wrote for me) during the performance, sharing good food, wine, music, laughter and birthdays with friends….great memories, photos and love all around! I’m so looking forward to see all the pictures they took and share some with you!

Their visit was far too short…but more will come!

Playing in the snow – Jerame and Kate with Nickki, Atarah and Keinan on the way to South Gate Meadow.

Mountain Time Coming to an End!

Next week I will begin travelling again, at least for a short while. I am heading south to Yosemite region to lead a weekend retreat workshop and do private sessions with some wonderful new friends. Sharing my knowledge and work is always wonderful and having the chance to see new vistas at the same time is exciting….

First stops will be at Glass Mountain, Medicine Lake and Lassen National Forest and Park before heading to Yosemite region.

More will follow as the journey and fun unfolds………

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