Friday, April 20, 2012

Being Truly Recognized

Regularly, as I am doing readings or offering ceremonies, someone will share how they finally feel at home. You see, it is important for us to find places where we feel safe enough to share who we really are~to be recognized.

Sometimes we feel completely alone in the world because we don’t know other people that experience the world the way that we do. Perhaps you feel like that at times.

Perhaps you see spirits, know what people are thinking; have prophetic dreams; see what other people’s true paths before they see them; hear the plants, trees or stone people talking to you; sense the needs and thoughts of animals; really feel other people’s joy or pain right along with them; know how to change the weather with your thoughts…

At SpiritQuest you are with family because people at quest accept these abilities in each other. So we feel at home~seen and heard for who we truly are. We accept and appreciate the subtle, spiritual gifts that live within you. Here’s what happens when you are finally seen an accepted: http://youtu.be/QMh3IphPgMc

In fact, we nurture those gifts in each other. And we come alive in an environment where it is safe to become even more self-aware. Additionally, we see and hear how Mother Earth responds to our awareness. That is where the magic happens!

I remember the first time my elder invited me to participate in her medicine circle. I nearly wept, as I realized that I finally fit in somewhere.

 My spiritual awakening accelerated because we were taught to open to our unique medicine gifts within the sacred elements of earth, water, wind and fire. The Divine within me recognized itself as I recognized the Divine within the sacred elements.

I didn’t even know that could happen. But it did, because Mother Earth knew, and she became the space in which that awareness could unfold.

That is my job now at SpiritQuest's ceremonial retreat. I get to look at who has been called to participate, and who they really are. I get to facilitate the ceremonies that allow you to discover and use your medicine gifts; and to be witnessed by the sacred elements so that you can better know the Divinity of yourself.  http://youtu.be/QMh3IphPgMc

Many of us come to quest because here we are truly seen and recognized by others in the camp, by the spirits that joins us for ceremony and by the sacred elements themselves. It is a rare and precious experience.

You can hear that in the voice and see it in the eyes of the beautiful people that participated in SpiritQuest last year. Hear and see for yourself what happens when this doorways expands even further for youhttp://youtu.be/QMh3IphPgMc



The door is open for you and we are looking forward to experiencing the true and profound you!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Sacred Union and the Rebirth of the Self

I owe you an apology. It seems I had a misunderstanding regarding the planets aligning with the black hole or Black Rift of the Milky Way on December 21, 2012, that I have mentioned in previous articles.
I recently read this report from NASA, which explains that the last planetary alignment was on May 5, 2000, and a usual alignment (though not including all the planets) takes place on winter solstice 2012, described by Francis Reddy, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012-guest.html

Each December the Earth and sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence…Throughout the course of the year, our distance from the Milky Way's black hole changes by about one part in 900 million – not nearly enough to cause a real change in gravity's pull. Moreover, we're actually nearest to the galactic center in the summer, not at the winter solstice.

According to some astrologers, 2012 does mark a “Galactic” Alignment. Here is a description from John Major Jenkins, http://alignment2012.com/whatisga.htm:

The Galactic Alignment is the alignment of the December solstice sun with the Galactic equator. This alignment occurs as a result of the precession of the equinoxes…This Galactic Alignment occurs only once every 26,000 years, and was what the ancient Maya were pointing to with the 2012 end-date of their Long Count calendar.

And here is another description I found helpful, http://2012rising.com/article/the-galactic-alignment-in-2012-part-1:

The winter solstice of 2012 will occur at 11:11 GMT on of course 21-12-2012 the same day the Long Count flips over. On that morning the sun will appear to rise into the patch of sky we refer to as the galactic centre or nuclear bulge. It is the location of the super-massive black hole at the centre of rotation for the Milky Way galaxy… The only interesting new aspect of this year will be the sun appearing to just touch one part of the Dark Rift (Great Rift) that snakes its way along the Galactic Equator. This is an area of the night sky considered important to Maya cosmology most notably with respect to spiritual rebirth mythologies.

Further the author explains:

Although commonly known as the ‘Galactic Alignment’ the correct term for the event should really be the ‘Galactic Conjunction’. Astronomical alignments refer to three celestial objects in shared orientation. Astronomical Conjunction is an alignment of two cosmic objects or bodies as seen from the Earth’s perspective.

All right, you probably have figured out that I’m neither an astronomer nor astrologer. I am however more accurately a mystic, and like many of us, sensitive to the movement of the spheres. Like me, you may be sensing we are living in a time when there is an opening (or opportunity) for us to enter through spiritually.
So what is the opening? Isn’t that what many of us are wondering about? I was deeply touched by this explanation of the energy of this current equinox in 2012 described by astrologer, Tom Lescher:

With every new breath I start a new life, within the Dark I discover the Light. Welcome the Equinox! Equal night and day, dark and light! As we emerge from the male (light) dominated patriarchy to honor the suppressed feminine (dark) principle within and without we must face the wounds that need healing. As the feminine feeling nature within each of us has been denied, the masculine too has suffered. As we evolve toward union may we come together through mutual understanding and compassion.

Though my understanding of the actual astronomy was incorrect, it seems my understanding of the energy may have meaning for us at this equinox time and as we prepare for the solstice energies of 2012.
Perhaps as the sun “appears” to touch the Dark Rift of the Milky Way, we can consider its mystical implications for us—the masculine light touching the feminine darkness. Perhaps we will feel the Galactic Conjunction within the cells of our bodies, opening to the next 26,000 year cycle of our evolution.
Perhaps we will allow ourselves to open to the spiritual union of the Sacred Masculine and Sacred Feminine within ourselves and in so doing, welcome into our hearts 26,000 coming years of loving balance between these two fundamental creative energies. And then, perhaps we will allow ourselves to be reborn in expanded consciousness through that Sacred Union. (We hold a Sacred Union ceremony at SpiritQuset in 2012: http://www.newdreamfoundation.com/quest-ceremonies.htm).
Whatever is happening in the heavens, perhaps during this equinox and Easter season of rebirth some of us will choose to open to the fertile energies of Sacred Union longing to be acknowledged, and emerge reborn in the love of our own awakening.