The Force Beneath Our Feet and Behind Our Voices

There is no denying it is a strange time that we live in, but honestly, throughout civilization’s history it has been far worse and could easily go that way again.  When I listen to the ‘doings’ of the world now, I’m always alert to anomalies—the unusual incidents that seem to imply a shift is occurring in our world culture and society’s calcified attitudes and behaviors.

Right now during our extreme social turbulence, I’m feeling the volcanoblowinh.jpgdeep rumblings of a long-dormant, cultural volcano building pressure below the populace surface—nearly ready to explode at weak points in our social structure, spewing plumes of toxic incendiary rhetoric into the social airwaves—spreading boiling rivers of all-consuming rage over everything in its path.  And I wonder how that inevitable eruption will help us or hurts us.

There is little doubt that there will be a historic eruption in our world society—one that appears already underway (Hong Kong and Venezuela).

And just as the people of Puerto Rico are now amassing, uniting, and reclaiming their democracy and their island, the unheard masses of the US mainland are building their forces of dissent and further airing vocal disgust over contemptuous money-politics and divisive self-interested governance that uses ‘fear of otherness’ as a rallying cry.

There will be world change.  Of that I’m sure.  But what that change entails, I’m not certain.

Just know in your own heart that in this overall situation there is NO savior hereno ONE person makeadoff342.jpgexists to take away all the bad and make everything good again, because that job belongs to all of us. We can’t sit back and play dumb in this situation or let apathy subvert our higher ambition for creating a loving, caring society that values everyone and welcomes the diversity that they might offer the rest of us.

The people of Puerto Rico whose very lives have been torn apart by hurricanes, government  mismanagement and corruption—those very people who have been rendered nearly non-existent and inconsequential for our mainland government’s  concern or compassion, even though they ARE American citizens; they, the people of Puerto Rico, have nothing left to lose so they now say “ENOUGH!”

And they are actively choosing another way of living by standing strongly together and by valuing themselves and the strength of their combined voices. They have united in the streets as a mass of humanity that can no longer be ignored by their own government. Change is unitedwestandpic23.pngcoming to their lives, whether those presently in power like it or not.

That is often what it takes to force major change—a united effort to demand change for untenable situations.

It simply takes caring, courageous people who are willing to stand up and speak out against corruption and wrong-doing—and even more willing to speak up for themselves!

I hope all of us have the courage to stand up and speak out whenever it is necessary to do so. You likely won’t get a medal or even recognition for being that active power for positive change, but you will likely build a better world because of doing it, and that should be reward enough for any of us.

 

The Collective

Listening to Paul Selig on John Burgos BTO Show this morning, (https://www.beyondtheordinaryshow.com/replays/  ) I caught an explanation of few important terms or points that I may dance Paulseligportrait56.jpgaround or simply assume that others understand a common term used, like “The Collective.” Perhaps that reference is broadly understood or perhaps it isn’t.

When I refer to “the Collective” I’m talking about the collective consciousness we all share as human residents of the earth-plane during this particular time period. When I state specifically “this particular time period” I mean that the collective consciousness evolves (raises in frequency) through consecutive time periods and that it varies per the advancement of that collective.

For example, the collective consciousness of the late 1600’s is not as “evolved” in frequency and understanding as the collective consciousness of the NOW—BUT, also saying, the CC of the NOW isn’t as advanced in frequency as the CC of a time period far into the future, should that future actually exist.rosemarycollect-consciousness

Wherever we are in that timeline of advancing human consciousness for the collective body, is where we as individuals are stationed to hopefully raise our own personal consciousness levels but also to raise the collective consciousness levels if only by a minute fraction.  If enough fractions come together to boost the collective frequencies, then the entire collective human body advances higher in general understanding.

Complicated stuff, I know.  So this morning when I heard Paul Selig talking about the collective as “the collective shared octave,” I realized he was using a musical reference to help us comprehend how the collective (as a progression of eight consecutive notes in the diatonic scale) can shift higher and still vibrate at the same recognized tone, just a higher version of it.

You can play “Mary Had A Little Lamb” on a lower octave on the piano, and then shift your octavesonpiano.jpghands up an octave to hit the same keys in that chord and play the same song just a little higher in tonal frequency. Shift your hands higher again to the next higher octave of keys and the song is still in the same chord but the sound and frequency is played another octave higher.

Why does this matter?

I personally believe, as he mentioned in his talk, that we are shifting our consciousness to the next octave of comprehension; and when this actually happens as a collective, we will perceive an entirely different interactive environment.  When we can tune in to those higher frequencies of possibility, the world as we know it shifts higher with us.

This higher octave of existence will be a manner of comprehending ourselves and each other that has previously been shielded from our ability to recognize each other in this different way. globalconsciousness67

I’ll give you another crazy example from my own experiences with my sporadic cable-television reception:  In our little town we live at the end of the cable line, and because of that, our signal strength isn’t as great as those who live near the reception source.  When our television reception-signal wavers, the TV goes momentarily blank and we may suddenly lose a bunch of the High Definition channels to the point that my television simply no longer sees them as viable possibilities, so it cancels their existence from my channel selector.  To retrieve those now hidden channels, I have to reload them using the “Auto-programming” feature where the television goes through the entire broadcasting frequency spectrum to collect the channels I can actually receive IF the signal is strong enough that day.

So one minute I can receive the broadcasting frequency of that TV station and then the next, it is gone.  But if I reload all frequency possibilities, the disappeared stations reappear—just like magic.  This means that those missing channels were always there—it’s just that my TV receiver couldn’t retrieve them until it was adjusted to allow for them to be received.

collectivemindbrain3.jpgSimilar to that TV reception recalibration, when we can tune in to the frequency an octave higher than our own present one, we receive completely different options for viewing and interacting with our world.  That higher octave of reception was always there. It’s just that we didn’t have the previous capability to receive the higher frequency transmissions.

But that is now changing. We are being re-programmed to receive the higher octave transmission. (At least I think that’s what is happening.)

I actually took a number of hand-written notes from Selig’s talk, none of which I will list in this posting because the entire point of my writing today was about explaining our collective possibilities.

I think the increased possibilities of our collectively attuning to higher frequencies of existence are extremely important for everyone to at least consider, because you have to know that they do exist to even try to access them.

 

 

The Return of Primordial Light

Holiday messages are nice, and many received reflect the overall appeal and optimism of the season, no matter the faith.rbuckminsterfuller67-2x.jpg

I am not religious. I do not follow or prescribe any particular recognized religion.  But I write about the many aspects of spirituality that personally appeal, because to me spirituality means our personal connection to the energies around us and from which we have emerged. And that is how I relate to all of those different religious philosophies.

buckyuniverse68.jpgYou can call those philosophical energies “Universe” as Buckminster Fuller did, or you can call them The Tao as ancient Chinese philosophers did, or you can call them God or Yahweh as Judeo-Christian traditions proclaim, or you can simply call them the Transcendent Still Point of All Being.

Whatever you wish to call them, many believers feel especially close to key tenets of those religious philosophies this time of year—sending peace, love and good wishes to all.

I would say that the philosophy of the Shamanic tradition is a very nature-based, direct connection to life and the cosmos we inhabit, and as I watched that beautiful full moon setting outside my window on this winter solstice, I gave thanks for the view and for my part in the whole of this present earth-based drama. A few days ago Alberto Villoldo of Four Winds Society, sent out his winter-solstice, holiday email to all who subscribe. I found it pretty appropriate to our current situation, so I’ll share it here.

“From the bottom of our hearts all of us at the Four Winds Society want to wish you a holy and joyous Solstice on December 21, 2018.

We invite you to light a candle or a small fire in your backyard and join medicine men and women around the world who are gathering on the evening of the Solstice to pray for the “return of the Light.”villoldoenergyquote

This is not the ordinary daylight we all wish we had more of in the Northern hemisphere (and a bit less of in the South), but the Primordial Light.

Primordial Light is the creative power of the Universe which is available to us to create beauty in the world, and to heal ourselves and others. But to work with Primordial Light we must remember the way of the luminous warrior. We must live and act fearlessly, know the answer to “Who am I?” and the ways beyond death into infinity.

Like the shamans of old, we are luminous warriors. We dare to speak the truth, uphold universal values that honor all life, and perform daily acts of courage.

This is so important in this age of cowardice where half-truths are readily embraced as real.

We wish you the strength and steadfastness to continue creating the sacred every day and dreaming a new and healthy world into being.

In Beauty,    Alberto, Marcela, and the Four Winds Society team.”

And to that I would simply add that during this holiday season and throughout the year ahead, be at peace no matter the circumstance, be love no matter the degree of hatred all around you, be as courageous as you were always meant to be, standing tall in the midst of such cowardice in our governing bodies—stand tall and speak your truth.

This is what we do—this is who we are. We, as Luminous Warriors of Divine Primordial Light, welcome the return of the Light—the return to TRUTH as a Universal Standard for governance.

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Blessings to you and yours, and may the year ahead be full of love and laughter for all of us.

Let’s make it a good year for everyone!

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On Being Positive

If folks think that maintaining a positive attitude in today’s world comes easily, I can posemotibunch.jpgassure them that it isn’t.

When we are enveloped in such blatant cruelty to other human beings—strafed daily with offensive, verbal assaults on our person and our differing ideas—staying positive through all of THAT is quite a trick.

Every morning we have to armor up and set our defense shields to “DEFLECT” just tosupersademotri.png make it through the day. That’s a little sad, don’t you think? (Insert SAD- face emoji here for emphasis.)

Yesterday I watched a lovely, gentle person I know try to defend her immigration/child separation Facebook posts against cruel, heartless comments that countered her message.  I offered my simple “HEART-LIKE” (insert HEART emoji here) to her just to let her know that I stand hearteoti9with her, if only from a distance; but at the same time I know that when we engage on social media with people who strongly disagree with us and disagree with who we are as loving individuals, then they are NOT really our friends, even though they might be on our FRIENDS list.

And if we can’t handle their unkind comments, then we must either remove them as our FRIENDS or stay off the PUBLIC airwaves—it’s that simple.  But then it isn’t really simple, is it?  In fact, it’s a large, complex issue that isn’t going away anytime soon.

Unfortunately the level of venom in today’s public discussion has reached such fever ick emoti8.pngpitch that it’s like watching a foot-long hotdog being torn apart by two ravenous dogs. Something’s gonna give there—and within seconds that once-whole hotdog will never be seen again—at least in the same form that it previously was. (Insert “ICK!” emoji here.)

How can we be positive about the present state of our declining human condition?

A couple days ago I heard someone on a news show discussing what was happening to our sense of civility in general; and this person said something that I agree with: We are in an unmasking period in human interaction where the “shadow-side” of human nature is dislikeemoti84.jpgrising to the surface for all to view and assess.  No more pretending to “tolerate” others. (Never did like that word “tolerate”)

I agree.  Clearly we don’t tolerate dissension now. We don’t tolerate views that differ from our own. We don’t tolerate people who do not look like us or act like us, or talk like us. We don’t rise above our prejudices or biases—we embrace them, right? We remove the mask and say “Hey those of YOU who do not look or think, or act like me, … I hate you! And I’m proud of hating you!  So there!  Deal with it!”

As we now look closely at that unmasking of our deepest and darkest human natures, we say, “Yes, bigotry and prejudice, and racism, and homophobia, and xenophobia, etc….YES, …these all exist in our present world society and in each of us to some degree; and we are not as culturally and consciously advanced as the civilized people that we once believed our nation and the people who compose it, were thought to be.  We are barbarians still—pure and simple—we are still immersed in our primal fears of scarcity and fears of personal annihilation, and we are incapable of rising above those fears!”

We fear “otherness” in general, and in today’s permissive environment we act out those fears in the most putrefying and nauseating ways imaginable.horrifying emoti5

And that’s not just emoji “SAD-face” folks—that is emoji horrifying!    (Insert that nasty thing here.)

 

But yet, ….the POSITIVE from this great unmasking is that people can no longer hide behind who they once pretended to be—because they have been unmasked–unmasked by themselves in all their acrimonious glory–they have all exposed themselves for their true feelings on just about every imaginable subject—whether you wanted to know them or not.

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(Insert big “SMILEY-face” here.) ……

 

No, …that’s the “GAG-me” emoji.

The Resurrection Energies

updateeerngy.jpgOne might think this post pertains to the Christian reference on Jesus rising from the dead, but that isn’t it.

What we are collectively experiencing flooding into our bodies and into the earth itself at present are called by some the resurrection energies. These latest cosmic vibes saturating all of our earth-based experience are killing off the old, lower-vibration aspects of who you once were (or thought you were), and raising you into a new vibration that in essence is “rebirthing” not just you, but rebirthing all of us at the same time.

We are all being reborn, like it or not, into someone we have never met before—never experienced as an aspect of ME-ness—never previously associated with as the person we might be or will soon become.

And as might be expected with any death/rebirth situation, even if only symbolic, you can expect major shifts in your life and your consciousness during the process.clearcleanseenergy.jpg

In times like these, things tend to fall apart around you –people disappear from your life due to death or relocation—friends move into new associations and leave you feeling more isolated—your once stable job may suddenly be iffy and uncertain—you start to feel restless and sleeping is more difficult—you become annoyed and irritated at the smallest things because what you had once assumed was reliable and definite has suddenly become unreliable and indefinite—you wonder ‘What the heck is happening to me?’  to the point that you may even ponder your mental stability.

The good news is that you’re not going nuts—it’s just the energies of this present time flooding us with glimpses of who we are soon going to be. Your previous potential for greater lightness in your energy being is now becoming potential realized as the dross is cleared from your field.

You are fast-becoming a new and better you. Unfortunately, it doesn’t usually feel that “wonderful” way when it is happening to us.  It feels more like everything you’ve ever thought or believed to be true has been shattered into shards of unpleasant realities, and demolition dust is clouding your view for a future you can’t even imagine existing for you somewhere beyond this present mess.

All I’m saying is ‘hang on!’

It may feel like you are absolutely falling apart—like every aspect of your life is disintegrating around you—like all the people you once loved have left and you are all alone now and floundering in your own pit of confusion—but what is actually happening is a clearing away of all the old patterns and associations so you can build again with new, stronger foundations and newer building materials that better suit where you are at present to help you meet your more dynamic, prospective future.

resurrenergybeing.jpgYou are being rebirthed into a NEW you—you need a NEW you for a NEW world.

It may seem like the old world is still alive and adversely affecting us all, even as the old “us” are still awakening to who we will soon become, but one day you will open your sleep-starved eyes into a brighter day that somehow seems quite different than the day before, and you will know then that all your rebirthing pain was necessary for you to be born again into the brilliance of who you now truly are. (Again, not a Jesus reference in this context.)

I speak from experience here. The ME I am today is not the ME from ten years ago—or even from five years ago, or maybe two. I might look the same (just older and grayer), but who I am energetically (which includes mentally, emotionally, and even physically) is quite different than who I was back then. And that’s what I’m trying to say to you:

No matter how difficult this phase of your life may become, don’t give up—don’t despair—just deal with it knowing that you are growing better and better with each passing day.  You are clearing out the old you to make way for the NEW and BETTER you.

When things are feeling difficult to handle, watch for the positive changes in your life—cling to every positive you can perceive, and anticipate more of the same coming your way so that you actually attract those positive aspects to you. Set yourself up to succeed with positive expectations for your own “betterment.”  See it, …feel it, …BE it.

The more you can feel into that wonderful NEW you, the faster it will transpire for you.

So at present if things are not going too well, don’t despair, just realize that no matter how thirsty you might be, you can’t refill your old drinking glass with sparkling, pure water until you’ve dumped out the old spoiled milk it last contained, then washed the glass thoroughly in preparation for the refreshing drink you are about to partake.rianbowworldcouple.jpg

These resurrection energies are rebirthing you into the NEW you for your NEW world to come.

It just might not seem like it at present.

Creating a NEW Mythology for a New World

https://www.discover.hayhouse.com/inka-prophecies-of-end-of-time-movie/

villoldocredtialsJust saw Alberto Villoldo’s movie from Hay House on the Inca Prophecies, ….which I believe I’ve seen a version of it awhile back, so what I was hearing today was not new to me.

I’ve had shamanic training a decade ago, and am quite familiar with all of Villoldo’s books and teachings, etc., and felt that this subject matter and the message of the film was expected and appropriate for this time period in the history of our world and culture.

But to me the most important thing to take from this “End of Time” message is that it is now TIME to create a new Mythology to birth and support a NEW WORLD. The OLD world might be ending but the NEW world is only just beginning. That is the important thing on which to focus.

There albertoand shamans.jpgare many aspects of shamanic healing and shamanic theory that I think are useful and helpful to establishing proper context of life as we think that we know it: information on the energy body—the energy imprints in our fields—the choosing your personal destiny—the personal soul retrieval aspects and the removal of things not you from your body and energy field—the past-life residues still lingering—the ancestral curses and genetic predispositions toward certain human weaknesses or situations—the connection to spirit world and to the earth herself—the list could go on and on.

In fact, there are many benefits and ways of framing the world around us within the modern day shamanic world view, so to me, modern shamanism (theory and practice) is a beneficial paradigm to help contextualize our experiences.

The aspect of shamanism that I consider less helpful is an adherence to assessing the experiences we have within the original ancestral context that a particular culture prescribes. As we gain knowledge and wisdom we need to refine our beliefs of the “known,” the “unknown but knowable,” and the “unknowable”—which is beyond our present egyptian knoweldgecapabilities to grasp even minute aspects of what is occurring. These three categories of knowingness have expanded over the years.

If you doubt that humanity’s personal knowledge and beliefs have changed in 3000-6000 years, then take a modern physics class and see how far your everyday working knowledge helps you in comprehending the workings of the most sophisticated electron microscope in operation today or in understanding the functions and purpose of the Hadron Collider.

Or maybe you should write new code functions for your computer—sure, go computprogrammer.jpgahead—do it. Some folks can do this—they have that specific knowledge, but most can’t.  These are specialized knowledge bases with theories and practices that stretch our understanding of what composes the world around us and how we can interact with/utilize that knowledge to form NEW beliefs about who we are as a species and as an advancing culture. Those newer knowledge bases pave the way for our technological future.

To me, the important shamanic connections are those that realign us to who we truly are alexgrayimagebodyat our spirit core—the interconnected Universal energy units expressing themselves in many life forms. When we recognize and celebrate that interconnectedness—that loving, unifying energy—then we truly know ourselves in all our many life forms or spirit expression forms.

When we don’t recognize our interconnectedness with all of life, is when we lose our way—is when we feel disconnected and unstable, or even unsure as to why we are here.

When we continue to tell our tribal, creation myths filled with group exclusions and blame, or where we emphasize believers feeling guilty and shameful for things they haven’t even done, then that’s when we miss the entire point of our being here together.

So I do agree with Alberto and the Inca wise people, that our only way forward is to create a new mythology for birthing a NEW WORLD.newworldtheory.jpg

We need a new narrative to follow. Let’s create new hope around NEW beliefs of unity and the desire for peace.

And NOW is the time to create it so it can unfold with our purest intention and greater hopefulness for our peaceful co-existence alongside each other.

Browning the Flip-side

Energies have been chaotic the last few weeks, and in response I see that I’m not the only one who has gone fairly quiet over the last week or two. We’re seemingly in a reset flip pancakes.jpgperiod that feels like a pancake being flipped on a grill—one side is already well-cooked, but the other has to brown up a bit before it’s totally done.

Completeness occurs when both sides are equally cooked creating a metamorphosis of sorts—when the original substance has gone from an unpalatable, liquid batter to a more consumable, cake-like texture.

Can’t say that I personally feel like cake yet, but I don’t exactly feel like batter anymore either.

This energetic metamorphosis is happening not just to me—but to all of us—a maturation in some ways—a ripening of previous rawness in others.

I’m not even sure what it means to the world around us other than it feels like prime stackofgflpjacks.jpgdelectability time is fast approaching, …so get that syrup on the table.

We’ll soon be serving a stack of delicious flapjacks hot from the grill.