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It appears the long wait is over. It is hard to believe my last real posting was two months ago…..it has been a time of much shifting, change, challenge, greatness love and loss. And I am not alone. Virtually everyone I know or come in contact with is going through this “void” yet in the long run (as blurred as all may appear) it is and will be a good thing.

Last week a dear friend loaned me a book and strongly suggested I take heed of the first chapter. This book was originally printed in 1961 and the copy I had was the seventh printing – 2002 “The Law and the Promise” by Neville. I have read the first chapter twice and completed the whole book once. I obviously needed a good reminder in creating new life paths!

If you experienced childhood and growing up like most of us, using and believing in our imagination was totally frowned upon, discouraged or downright outlawed. A child’s “make-believe” world was just that and could not possibly become anything productive, secure – financially or socially, acceptable or logical. The creative, make-believe world was one for the non-educated, losers, trouble-makers and eccentrics. And thus most of the education systems in the world “taught it (imagination) out of the child’s mind.”  

The entire message within Neville’s book is about how to use, cultivate and hone our Imagination to create the world we want or desire around us. One challenge I had in reading it was the language Neville used, the language “appropriate” for the 1960s. His constant use of the word “Man” when referring to both men, women (seldom even mentioned) and humanity. Even though I completely understood what he meant a wave of discomfort came over me and the little inner voice started saying, sometimes angrily “what about women!” “what about the world! “do only men count!” This showed me how deep some social conditioning can still reach.

Yet, of course back in the 60’s, which was not so long ago, this was the reality in most parts of the world, even the civilized world. Women have been “allowed to vote” in many parts of the world since the late 1800s yet the image of “a woman’s place is in the home, only to serve husband and raising of children” was strongly portrayed in many television programs of the 50s, 60s and even into the 70s.

With the cultural and social movements throughout the 80s and 90s and into this new millennium the imaging of women in the world of business, creative arts, science, medicine, law and child-rearing has changed yet not everywhere…..thus there is more “imagining to do here!”

Neville states the key and secret to changing your reality is Self-abandonment! “You must abandon yourself mentally to your WISH FULFILLED in your love of that state, and in doing so, LIVE IN THE NEW STATE and no more in the old state. You can’t commit yourself to what you do not love, so the secret of self-commission is FAITH – plus LOVE.” In FEELING the wish fulfilled it must become a reality because imaging creates reality.

Another key that Neville mentioned of importance was to “re-imagine the past or past outcomes to recurring situations with an outcome that is of a higher, better or the best desired, to also feel and live with that scenario until it is totally real within as this will be the foundation for the new future outcome of the recurring situation. In other words “re-imagining the past can/will change the future.”

A possible example of this could be having a bad or challenging parent relationship which appears to have some genetic or heritage patterns. You re-imagine the best or most desired, even fairytale relationship, feel and live what it was/could have been, feel love for yourself and others. This may take some time, patience, forgiveness and work. Now when the similar relationship is in your life (say father/son or mother/daughter) be observant of subtle or not so subtle changes in interactions or emotions. Perhaps the old buttons are not being pushed quite so much or at all or you are not attracting people who create the similar stresses. It is at least worth a try!

This has taken me back into review of my life and most specifically all I have created and done in the past 13 years (since 2000) and how I would like to reinvent, enhance and recreate myself in the wonderful new paradigm we are in now. In reviewing I found that indeed ” my creative imagination, feeling and living in it” before any manifestation happened was and still is the flow. Most especially when I followed my heart and intuition. This also played/plays out when imagining from fear, loss and lack that were separate from my great learning journey of how the unseen world of dimensions manifest.

There are many examples of people with amazing imaginations revealed through all forms of The Arts as well as every other fields of business, health, science, technology and so forth. Our world is being taken to new galactic heights. There are and have always been the pioneers who open doors of possibilities yet to make real the Imagined it takes many, many, many more to use their gifts of imagining to participate in the creatitive manifestation for the new Reality.

Now it is time for a new imagining to be in synchronicity with the new paradigm of unity, collaboration and cooperation in melding and honoring the male and female, feminine and masculine and the balancing of opposites within and around each one of us.

The creative visions of imagination are for everyone to access, to live from and be in love with. Imagining the highest Reality desired for it to be Created.

It is Nice to be Recognized  – Do you know how you touch other people’s lives? Most of the time we have no idea. Yet when we are gifted with a view into how most often we are surprised.

It is always nice to be recognized for who we are, what we do and how we touch others. I would like to share some of my friends with you. For more information on me, my consultations, creations and products and past work visit www.earthspiritjourneys.com

On Friday night I danced Flamenco (my style) accompanied by Michael Olsen, a wonderful flamenco guitarist.  I was fulfilling a vision to publicly dance again and now am looking forward to do it again if the opportunity arises.

Original Music by Jerame Gray.….words from the heart and the experiences of life -a proud mother! And the stage is waiting for Mathew Gray!

My friend and psychic Pam Jenkins, Heaven Calling Earth. Pam and I have shared readings and support with each other for many years now. Although our psychic and clairvoyant gifts are similar, we are given different information as each client requires.

Karmanjot Sharu is a young man with a gift for Vedic Astrology. A recent relocation reading has opened ideas to allow “my Sun/Mars/Venus in the 10th House” to shine and be the brightest they can be. In other words…it is my time to present myself to the larger world, as desired be my heart and soul. (Confirmation is always a key to the next push!)

Dorothea Joyce…..Writer of magical children’s stories for adults, Singer, Composer, Performer

Ken Abbott – Kirtan and Rumi

Nickki Lee Hill – Graphic Artist and Creative Photographer

Amani Skalacki – Creator of beautiful and unique jewellery and accessories

Women’s Mystic Journeys to Becoming.

Here is video Part 3 in a new series of stories being produced by Andree Morgana of The Hawahwatha Institute.

The full interview can been seen in Parts at Earth Spirit Journeys You Tube Channel.    Part 1

The Journey of Becoming is not just about women and cannot happen with only women interacting. Men are doing the journey and are integral to the balance of showing the progress of evolving consciousness. We need each other to help along the way and most especially to show us how far we have come or not in our own journey. We are the measuring sticks for each other, such an important role to play.

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This week and the past few weeks have been profound not only by the amount of information and creative inspirations coming forth from so many people but also for the ways in which those last vestiges of stuff are being freed for the new understandings of time, space and life dimensions to emerge.

Three posts in one week seems excessive when I a first shown the message, yet now it some muddy sense to me. This last part was really the beginning point of all the writing yet had to wait its correct turn. I hope many of you enjoyed the Introduction to Vedic Medical Astrology in yesterday’s posting. Because this is such good information I have created a separate page under Exercises and Tools (right side bar) titled “Vedic Astrology with Laura Barat”. You can easily access the page without having to remember date of the posting. In the future I plan to have other practitioners of varying disciplines share their information.

Unlock the Heart of the Past

Revelations Beyond Measure!

I was on retreat in Mt Shasta this past week and all I can say is I am Blessed! Looking out of the window at the ancient mountain range called The Eddies (and the Crags) which I was told are in the age range of 2 million years old…Fall is truly with us.

This time of year is always one of review for me, what have I done, accomplished, missed out on, lost, loved and planted seeds for the future. It is only while transferring all the important personal and business phone and contact information into the new day timer for the upcoming year do I actually “see” where I have been, what has been done and with whom. Sitting in the quiet it appears I have achieved very little, yet I am amazed at how many miles of I have traveled and to where….nearly 20,000 miles since October last year.

The nights are close to cold, too cold for me to feel like camping again. The days are marked by blue skies, warmed with sun filled golden rays, hundreds of acres of green mountain pines are changing form with pockets of red, orange and gold as the oaks bear witness to the season’s change.

Watching the sun penetrate golden leaves I wonder at the mysterious alchemy taking place to gift us with such beauty. Someone misunderstanding this comment may begin to explain the scientific, chemical and physical metamorphosis through photosynthesis and question my lack of academic knowledge…..but this is not what I am taking about.

I am talking about the pure wonder and mystery surrounding us every moment, no matter where we live or in what conditions. For a minute, just wonder “Why am I here now!”  “How did I get here!”  Where am I going!”

The most read blog entry I have done thus far is about the Lessons from the Lakota Sundance. Every month without fail people find this entry, read it and yet I have never received a direct comment as to why the attraction, what was learned, if anything, and was it appreciated or not!

Is it because of the renewing interest and respect for Native American teachings and wisdom! Or could it be the mystery and fears surrounding a most sacred and powerful expression of personal sacrifice in the Spirit of Thanksgiving! Thus far I do not know, so I continue to wonder!

It has not been until this retreat within the vortex of Shasta’s mountain have I realized how profoundly the creative juices locked within have opened to create and move.

I have done both on a very small monthly $$ amount, supplemented by client consultations from time to time, occasional work producing videos/blogs for clients, work/trades and varieties of gifting in the form of giving and receiving To and By many others. (These I believe are examples of the “New Economic Paradigm)

From the Day Timer of 2010-2011: (follow journeys in the archives)

The last week of October, 2010 I was pushed to leave living in Mt Shasta for good (at least I thought so!) It was a time of hurt and emotional pain on many levels. I landed in Sebastopol, CA (near Santa Rosa) and during the second week  there I ended up “flat on my back and so sick for 5 days”…even death felt like an option! Major detox and emotional/vibrational recalibrations are not nice medicine!

Late November took me to friends on Meditation Mountain in Sonora, where we were trapped by the Thanksgiving week snow storm and then renewed by a trip to Big Sur that foretold the future.

First week of December, a return to Mt Shasta to stomp felts for a week. December 10th  was the beginning of the five thousand miles road trip alone to see my sons in Kansas City, MO and St Petersburg, FL. A trip about clearing the past, revealing and acknowledging pains, fear, joys and loves…..so much…too much….all so worth it!  The journey documented in January blog entries.

Returned to Sonora January 14th in the wee hours to rest, regroup and figure out “what’s next!”  Time was spent with more writing and making teaching videos on “Time Collapsing.” When an opportunity to explore a creative project came from a couple of friends in Ashland. I said Yes to the mystery of it and headed to Mt Shasta for a couple of days and the mineral waters before arriving in Ashland, OR mid February. The next six weeks were filled with new people and too many interesting dynamics to mention. While in Ashland I worked on other people’s creative visions and did a third performance of my own hour and a half theater piece “Awakening and Igniting Ecstasy In-Formation…New Twists on Money, Power, Sex and Death. (It wasn’t as good as the first two performances and knocked the wind out of me.)

March marked the world changing event of the Japan Earthquake, as well as my grandson’s birth. New recognition as a Facilitator of Personal Life Alchemy renewed my faith and finances for a short while, and a week trip to Florida to see new little Braydon was possible.

April and May were spent going back and forth between Sonora and Sebastopol once again….even day timer entries are blurred through these months, as though they didn’t really exist.  The end of May took me to Santa Cruz for the week long 1000 Hummingbird Gathering of Indigenous Women.

From there, north to Ashland again to visit and do some work. First week of June was back to Mt Shasta to stomp felts again for four days and then returning to Sonora to prepare for the Summer Solstice Retreat I was facilitating.

The first week of July, Stephanie and I drove to Palm Springs and Joshue Tree to visit her friends….daily heat index 108 degrees! We all moved very slowly!

Back to Sonora for a week. July 17th drove to Selma, OR to participate in the week long Mystic Garden Music Gathering.  The Walking for World Peace Labyrinth was presented for the first time (video diaries are within the blog entries.) July 26th arrived back in Mt Shasta and camped behind Lake Siskiyou to rest before presenting the Labyrinth at the  Best of Mt Shasta Conference.

Rested for a week before returning to Sebastopol to help a friend with his garden, while he attended his mother’s recovery from surgery. What I thought would be a two week stay evolved into two and a half months, staying in my tent sanctuary under a 500 year old oak tree. As normal, this time was blessed by new friends, some work, theater and dance evenings, drumming and kirtan, more amazing experiences in the sharing of the Peace Labyrinth, created a five part audio/video series on Physical and Spiritual Baggage, experienced challenging interactions from time to time and blessed with great learning and growth for all and finally I was chosen by a feral kitten to be surrogate mother for a few weeks, before finding the perfect home for him.

Early September I spent a week near Lassen National Park and Forest helping a friend dig for sacred medicinal roots and herbs in the role of Medicine Woman. Turning talents to create a blog for him along with filming a video, editing and uploading it as his own teaching video.

And then late last week once again the Shasta Mountain and Waters called me to rest, rejuvenate, reunite, review and now revel in the wonder and mystery of What and Where IS Next!

On Thursday night while singing and chanting in the sacred space of my friend’s Kirtan evening, a message rang loud and clear within me…. “you will teach in Europe and UK next year.” I heard it once and then again and then I said YES I will!   The how and with whom, I leave to the great mystery to reveal, soon and clearly I hope!

Following the next day when talking to a young woman about helping me transcribe the latest audio/video series into working guidebook, she made an amazing creative suggestion about the labyrinth, so now yet another project to manifest.…hopefully not alone for I long to experience strong, balanced, creative and successful partnerships from here on out!

Turn up and wait! Right!

As a footnote I will say I am tired of all the moves, uncertainty and to find a safe, welcoming, loving and creative home space would be wonderful. Yet I cannot make a place so if it is not or I am not ready or in alignment with a particular energy.

This is one of the most important lessons gained in these times of Time and Space speeding up and collapsing all at the same time. One moment or day all the pieces and people may be in exact alignment and then, with even a change of decision, actions or desires by one person, it can and will change the entire scenario, which may lead to (in theatrical terms) your character, scene and/or purpose deleted from the play…..you don’t need to turn up for rehearsal… but to now wait and see where and how your character (You) can be a star, in a supporting role, the lover, villain, Samaritan, creator, whatever is part and parcel of the Life and Soul journey for the rest of 2011, 2012 and beyond.

Before  reviewing the past year, if I had been asked what had I done and achieved during that time, much would have been left out because I don’t remember how it all just evolved and happened. Would all of this have been possible several years ago….I don’t think so……We are already in the movement and flow of Time, Space and Dimensions Shifting….the illusion is real!

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Feet to the Corporate Fire

Nearly three weeks ago I decided to upgrade my Sprint phone, from the slow 2008 basic model to a 2011 basic model. I don’t need all the bells and whistles and although I was really resistant to signing a contract (last one expired in 2009) I had been with Sprint for the past 12 years + and decided to stay.

The nightmare began when this “el cheapo” was delivered to the wrong address (no logical reason why!) and an employee there decided she needed the phone more than I did and stole it, then she disappeared! Since then I have spent hours and hours, with an untold number of reps and supervisors trying to resolve it after the second phone didn’t arrive. With each day of conversation another issue comes to the surface….in all it has come down to corporate integrity in honoring what “was not recorded from conversations and vague suggestions. After 4 hours on the phone from numerous disconnects and no return calls, a series of supervisors meaning well but stuck in the red tape and my continued request for correct integrity in all business transactions….today finally ended with a new phone on its way and a total of $100 in credits to acquiesce the inconveniences. I am and will continue to hold the vision of the phone arriving and credits  being applied to my account!

Medical Vedic Astrology  with Guest Vedic Astrologer  Laura Barat

Recently I went through a couple of weeks of crazy itching and spider bites on my skin. At my wits end, I contacted my friend Laura Barat who specializes in Vedic Astrology. In a reading I had in March she asked if I had any skin issues, to which I responded No! This month they showed up!

Her response to the problem was mentioning that Mercury was afflicted in my chart this year, it is associated with skin problems and the sense of smell. As Mercury is also associate with communications I interrupted this situation to be telling me: (1) I needed to hydrate the body by drinking more water; (2) there was an imbalance in the harmonics of the location (web) I was living in; (3) it was pushing me out to leave, detox internally and externally, relax and tap into the creative juices once again.

As I thought other readers may be interested in learning more on this topic I asked Laura to give a short explanation on the Planets and the Elements in relation to Vedic Medical Astrology. Here are links to know more about Laura  and research the topics on her site.

Vedic Astrology is based on the focus of the Moon’s placement at birth as opposed to Western Astrology that focuses on the Sun’s placement at birth. What I have found so very interesting when comparing readings of both versions over the years is that even though the beginning reference points are different, there are always overlaying confirmations of issues, traits, karma, personality, etc., only the interruption is unique to the practitioner.  As far as I am concerned, the more we can discover about ourselves, from many perspectives, ancient and modern, we are that much ahead of claiming and understanding one life more clearly.

Here is Laura’s description. (Note: for those new to Vedic/Sanskrit/Indian language some of the words in the beginning paragraphs will be confusing. If so, scroll down to the main three topics The Five Organs of Sense; The Five Organs of Action; The Five Objects of the Sense. When you feel more comfortable with the Vedic concepts, read more on  the introductions.

Planets and The Elements

There are five elements or ‘Pancha Tattvas’ that are the causal form of Purusha and make up creation.  ‘Pancha’ means five and ‘Tattvas’ mean ‘true essences’.  These elements are Fire, Earth, Ether, Water and Air ruled by the planets Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, respectively, according to this sutra from Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra:

“Fire, Earth, Ether, Water and Air, in that order, o’Twice Born, from Mars and the other Grahas in their order are the Tattvas.”   -BPHS:  Nature and Form of the Grahas, 20

The Vedas contain instructions on how to placate and worship the elements.  The elements are actually the causal manifestation of Purusha that creates all that is.  The Elements came first and then the planets were born from the Elements.

Each of the Five Tattvas or Elements has a Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic quality.  The Sattvic qualities of the Elements manifests through the five senses.  Our senses are called ‘Organs of Knowledge’ in the Srimad Bhagavatam.  These organs of knowledge are necessary for our growth and evolution.  It is only through abuse by human beings that the senses have been given a bad name.  Since the senses are Sattvic, they have an elevating quality that will bring us closer to the Source if used properly.

The Five Organs of Sense

The Sattvic attributes of the Five Elements are the Organs of Sense.  They are as follows:

Ether is ruled by Jupiter and causes the Sense of Hearing. Through Hearing we acquire knowledge from Sound.  For a person to be able to hear, Ether must be present.  Conversely, for someone to have poor hearing, Jupiter must be afflicted in the horoscope.

Air is ruled by Saturn and causes the Sense of Touch:  Through Touch we acquire knowledge from Tangibility. For a person to be able to feel touch and differentiate the object of touch, Air must be present. Conversely, for a person to not be able to feel or lack acquiring knowledge through touch, Saturn must be afflicted in the horoscope.

Fire is ruled by Mars and causes the Sense of Sight.  Through Sight we acquire knowledge from Light and Colors.  For a person to be able to see, Fire must be present.  Conversely, Mars must be afflicted in a horoscope if the person has poor eyesight.

Water is ruled by Venus and causes the Sense of Taste:  Through Taste we acquire knowledge from Flavors.  For a person to be able to taste, Water must be present.  Conversely, Venus must be afflicted in the horoscope if a person has a poor sense of taste.

Earth is ruled by Mercury and causes the Sense of Smell.  Through Smell we acquire knowledge of Odors.  For a person to be able to smell, the Element of Earth must be present.  Conversely, a person has a poor sense of smell if Mercury is afflicted in the horoscope.

Because the organs of sense are Sattvic, they are elevating in nature and pure when the organs of sense are working properly.  They are Sattvic because one acquires knowledge through their organs of sense.

The Five Organs of Action

The Rajasic attributes of the Five Elements are the Organs of Action. They are as follows:

Fire is ruled by Mars and causes the Action of Motion.  Feet hold the primary power of motion, but all motion of the body is ruled by Mars.  Most motion is guided by Sight which is also ruled by Mars.  All motion must have fire, or in this case the electrical impulses carried by the nerves, which is ruled by Mars.  For a person to have afflicted motion Mars must be afflicted in a horoscope.  Notice how people with paralysis or partial paralysis cannot move, the electrical impulses are not carried along the nerves or the spinal cord.

Earth is ruled by Mercury and causes the Action of Excretion.  The anus holds the primary power of excretion but all excretory actions are ruled by Mercury and the Earth Element.  Sweating is also considered to be excretory as well as acne.

Ether is ruled by Jupiter which causes the Action of making Sound.  The power of Sound lies in the vocal chords.  If a person cannot use their vocal chords to make sound, then Jupiter must be afflicted in the horoscope.

Water is ruled by Venus which causes the action of Generation.  The power of generation lies within the sexual organs, but it also lies within all tissues that can repair themselves.  Water and food, both ruled by Venus, satiate us after exertion.  These things give us recuperation.  Venus also rules ‘Virya’ which loosely translates as semen.  Venus rules the vitality in the body.  When Venus is afflicted in a horoscope, then it takes a long time for the person to recover after exercise or illness.

Air is ruled by Saturn and causes the Action of Manual Skill, of which the power lies in the hands.  Manual dexterity is ruled by Saturn as is all manual labor.  Saturn rules the menial and when manual labor is a person’s profession, their caste is ruled by Saturn.  When a person has poor manual dexterity, then Saturn must be afflicted in the horoscope.

The Five Objects of the Sense

The objects of the senses are Tamasic, meaning they are obscuring.  The purpose of the five objects of sense is to satisfy the longings of the heartJupiter as Ether produces space.    Saturn as Air produces gasesMars as Fire, produces fire, electricity and energy.  Venus as Water produces liquidsMercury as Earth produces solids.  Space, air, fire, liquids and solids can all be experienced by the senses.  The two luminaries, the Sun and the Moon rule over the Atman or Higher Self and the Jiva or Individual respectively.  The Higher Self and the Individual are the ones experiencing the objects of sense.

Fear, which is the great cause of all neurosis and psychosis, is the number one contributing factor to abusing the objects of sense and not feeling satiated and at peace.  When the desires are not satisfied within a certain time frame, the person begins to fear that they will not be satisfied, and will crave more satiation through another source.  This gives rise to many different desires cropping up that cannot be satisfied all at once.  So the person half-heartedly pursues many different desires which cannot all be satisfied in one lifetime.  The unmet desires are still manifest within the psyche when the person dies, so the consciousness must be reborn to satisfy the numerous desires.  The best course to take, to avoid acquiring numerous desires and having numerous longings is to concentrate the mind on satisfying one desire at a time.  Turn one’s whole attention on fulfilling one desire, then the psyche can find more peace and satisfy the desires of the heart.

I hope you have enjoyed this information and can apply it in your life.

Another posting tomorrow!

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