Author Archive

In Case You Wondered …

No, it’s not just you.

A lot of people really are going bonkers right now, and even if they manage to keep it together upstairs, people’s bodies are making up for that apparent sanity by manifesting all sorts of crazy symptoms and outbursts. If you work in a healing capacity and you’ve received emergency phone calls, emails, texts and various other requests or demands for help, no, it’s not just you. If your calendar has so many things crossed out, added in and rearranged that you can only write in the margins, no, it’s not just you. If you’ve lost a cat, objects, friends and/or your mind, no it’s not just you.

Mercury’s Retrograde; we’ve got unknown planetary and other things pulling on Earth’s magnetic field; and in general, life’s a bit wild right now. Learn to surf those waves, because we’ve entered a period of chaos. I am personally doing fine after a nice autumn walk, fresh green juice, restorative music, and time on the BioMat with a Still Point Inducer, followed by copious grounding snacks. Then again, I’m a Gemini, so I kind of thrive on chaos. ;)

If you feel less excited about these turbulent times, then maybe it will help to know you’re not alone. Reach out for human support if you need it, and remember that if you’re doing spiritual work in the world, then you also have a perfectly legitimate right to request and accept spiritual support. Ask and you shall receive — unless this happens to be one of those times specially designed to prove to you your own strength. :) Even if that’s the case, though, you can  expect your hidden strength to reveal itself in surprising and satisfying ways.

Regarding the Peanut Gallery — the doubters, the pokers, the prodders, the trick-or-treaters? Yep, they’re out early this year, ringing your emotional bells, demanding attention, threatening to trick you if you don’t provide exactly the treats they want. No, it’s not just you. I’m hearing from others and have experienced this myself. Be kind. People are struggling right now, and they feel increasingly off-kilter and ungrounded. It seems to be most intensely affecting some of the most usually “together” folks. If even the rock solid ones are struggling, then just imagine how people who don’t normally have it together are feeling.

A few other related tidbits that came through in sessions today:

Regarding ley line work and the fact that Masonic Temples, wifi towers and other not-so-positive things have been built on ley lines and their intersecting power points:

No, you don’t need to travel all over the world to find an old ley line and reactivate it. Work wherever you are. Connect with and love the land beneath your own two feet. Haven’t you heard? The North Pole is on the move. What Colette of Bealtaine Cottage calls “The Great Creatrix” is, indeed, radically reorganizing herself. That ongoing pole shift affects the ley lines, too. New intersections and sacred paths and points will arise where individuals have loved and nurtured the land back to health or where people (and there are many of you) have felt called to act as guardians of already beautiful power spots. All land is sacred.

ALL of it.

The Sacred Feminine will aid this process of activation and reactivation. Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Spirit: Five Sacred Things. Terra has greater wisdom and resources than most people imagine. We just need to show up and do our part, however small or large that seems. And we are not alone. Not on our planet, not in this galaxy, and not even in our own challenges. Instead of isolating, let’s band together. “Many hands make light work.”

Speaking of the Sacred Feminine, if you’re working to release this vital, creative energy into the falling patriarchal empire, then guess what? You don’t need to go about it via the old, patriarchal means. Seriously, why would you do that? Why would you try to fit this wonderfully emerging, wild, voluptuously abundant, unstoppable Sacred Feminine Force of Nature into tighty-whitey’s, neckties, button down shirts and three-piece suits? If you just realized you’re trying to do that, then please feel free to join the belly laughing Earth Mama and her attendant faeries playing tickle monster with you, you silly goose. It’s time to flow, baby, flow. (Drilling is so 2008.)

One client today said, “But it’s scary to live a magical life in a culture that doesn’t honor or support that.”

The sudden force of my reply surprised us both:

“About that ‘scary’ magical life … you mark my words:  The days are coming when it will be far scarier not to live a magical life than to live one. The patriarchy is dying. Why would you put your faith in something that’s already at death’s door? Something that has already proven itself to be a completely unsustainable wreck? Especially when your own natural path really is the magical, synchronous, sacred path! I don’t know exactly when, but mark my words, the days are coming when living anything but a magical life will be terrifying, so you might as well get used to it. Start now and enjoy the benefits. As you continue, you’ll create new pathways for others to travel when all the old roads crumble.”

We covered more today — much more — but I need to go back to my regularly scheduled rejuvenation. I’ll leave you with some Hildegard, who was kind enough to join me earlier on the BioMat:

Fare thee well upon the journey. This, too, shall pass.

The Great Creatrix

Originally posted on Bealtaine Cottage:

bealtainecottage.com permaculture 050

The photographer from Irish Country Magazine has just left…the magazine photo-shoot is over!
You can read all about Bealtaine Cottage in the Dec/Jan edition, which will be on the shelves at the end of November!

bealtainecottage.com permaculture 043

As we walked around the gardens, the conversation turned to the story of how Bealtaine emerged from rushy fields and it became apparent that this story becomes harder to tell…for it all seems so improbable.

bealtainecottage.com permaculture 070

The story has taken on myth-like qualities as visitors look around, finding it hard to believe that Nature could work such magic…but She has…the Great Creatrix!

permaculture @ bealtainecottage.com 001

The gardens are now a riot of autumnal colour, due in part to what many call ‘mistakes,’ but have turned out to be inspired tree planting, with nothing other than a gut feeling of where to plant and plant without discrimination.

permaculture @ bealtainecottage.com 002

When one considers it, Mother Nature does not discriminate.

She merely gets on…

View original 461 more words

Ann Kreilkamp ~ Do What Is Yours To Do

This post shares an excerpt of Ann Kreilkamp’s extended commentary on various writers’ recent articles, but I love Ann’s riff even more than the articles that inspired it:

 

The energies are rising. We can feel it all around us. More importantly, we can feel it in ourselves.

Keep going. What is yours to do? Do that, whether it be inside you, in your household, your yard, your block, your neighborhood, your community. It’s YOURS. No one else can do what you came here to do.

But, you whine, “How do I know what I’m supposed to do?”

Here’s how. Do that first thing, the one that nags at you; the one you’ve been putting off as unrealistic and impossible, or just “Too hard; it would upset too many people, too many habits, too many systems. My security, and that of my family, would be at risk. Just can’t.”

Well, then,  so why does it still keep following you around? Just do it. The impossible has a way of morphing into miracle. I know. I’ve been there. At this point, when the momentum for doing that first thing — and it may be infinitesimally small and intensely potent, both! — has ignited your aliveness, then the next thing you’re to do will show itself! Do that, and then the next, on and on. Pay attention to synchronicities, dreams, chance remarks. Yes, pay attention to the miraculous unfolding of your unique life!

Don’t worry about results. Or others’ views of you. Instead, demonstrate, by your own unflinching integrity, your willingness to show up and be counted; demonstrate how, when you do empower yourself, no bogey man will grab you and slit your throat. Or, maybe he will! After all, it’s Halloween time, and zombies are all around us. But YOU ARE NOT A ZOMBIE. Right? Prove it. Prove it to yourself.

If you do not find your voice, and if your voice does not call out it’s intention and act upon it, then there’s a hole in the universe where you’re supposed to be.

Timothy Glenn on A Fireside Chat with Zany Mystic

Sorry for posting this so much after the fact. I usually prefer to listen to something all the way through before posting, so that I can comment on it or give some kind of preview. Between sessions, garden chores, social events, and important correspondences, I’ve just not had time to listen beyond the beginning. I can say that this talk between Timothy Glenn and Lance White (Zany Mystic) will be of interest to anyone curious about Tim’s first novel. Beyond that, I can say that Tim and Lance have great on air chemistry and always seem to cover interesting and broad ranging topics! The recording has some occasional sound issues, but I do hope to listen to the whole Fireside Chat when life slows down a bit. You can listen now by clicking here.

Cultivating Beauty: Fall Garden Photos

Today, my friend Jerry of the Large Truck helped me gather concrete blocks to line our landlord’s garage (a barrier between mulch and siding), straw bales for winterizing beds, rebar for protecting trees with chicken wire, and potting soil for winter sowing herbs. The guy at the concrete pickup commented, “Well, surely, your garden must be just about done, isn’t it? All packed up?” Um, not exactly. I told him I grow all fall and winter, and things were still quite lush, thank you very much. :)

As integrated beings who are part of Nature, we can hold, embody and honor all the contrasts, both the flowering abundance and the rotting into compost, which brings forth fertility and life. As one season fades into another, we need not mourn or fear what comes. Death is part of life, and if you keep sowing seeds, then life keeps popping up throughout the year. Today’s misty Northern California weather surrounds the flowers like a soft blanket of autumn beauty. From my heart to yours, enjoy!

Greetings from the front yard

Greetings from the front yard

The central front bed with reblooming snapdragons, mums, zinnias, sea kale and other bee and butterfly havens

The central front bed with reblooming snapdragons, mums, zinnias, sea kale and other bee and butterfly havens

asters, hyssop, lavender, iris, black eyed Susans and more up front

asters, hyssop, lavender, iris, black eyed Susans and more up front

perennial hollyhocks that will bloom each year, along side the newly placed concrete to protect the landlord's garage

perennial hollyhocks that will bloom each year, along side the newly placed concrete to protect the landlord’s garage

alley side grapes, raspberries, with poke poking out in the background

alley side grapes, raspberries, with poke poking out in the background

new alley-side garden bed with concrete liners

new alley-side garden bed with concrete liners

back yard beds

back yard beds

glorious sedum, marigolds, nasturtium and black eyed Susan's with a peek of rose

glorious sedum, marigolds, nasturtium and black eyed Susan’s with a peek of rose

apple tree and friends -- aronia berry, jostaberry, marigolds, strawberries and more

apple tree and friends — aronia berry, jostaberry, marigolds, strawberries and more

cherry tree and friends -- in the spring we'll see flowering chives and daffodils

cherry tree and friends — in the spring we’ll see flowering chives and daffodils

first ripe lemon

first ripe lemon

first ripe fairy tale pumpkin

first ripe fairy tale pumpkin

cosmos and compost --with brassicas

cosmos and compost –with brassicas

nearly finished tomato beds with lavender, daikon radish, marigolds, tomatillos and parsley filling in the blanks

nearly finished tomato beds with lavender, daikon radish, marigolds, tomatillos and parsley filling in the blanks

straw bales ready for putting this bed to bed

straw bales ready for putting this bed to bed

back yard beauty

back yard beauty

Trance Busters

FYI: If you hear or read the phrase “abundance of caution,” you are being programmed. If you want to maintain your discernment and integrity, turn off the boob tube, radio “program” or website, close your eyes and take a deep breath. Affirm — aloud or with conviction inside yourself:

I am a Sovereign Being. I reclaim my natural alignment with Earth, Sea and Sky. I reject manipulation and exploitation of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual realms. I have a right to exist. Intruders, be gone! I am sovereign in my own domain. I am filled with the power of burning Love, and I will release this Love into the World.

 

Please feel free to memorize or print this reclamation on a little card to keep with you for future reference any time you suspect someone or something’s trying to pull a fast one — or any time you start to feel controlled. You can thank my Dream Guys for this tip, as I requested one before falling asleep. Marie Antoinette may have said, “Let them eat cake,” but I’d much prefer you sing it:

Blessed Be.

 

 

The News of Masaru Emoto’s Death

laurabruno:

Revel in Paradise, Dr. Emoto! Arigato. Thank you for a life well lived.

Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:

Source: Hado.com [You might want to leave a word of condolance at this site :) ~J]
Thanks to T. 

masaru emoto

Dear friends of Masaru,

Early this morning, Masaru has passed away. His wife was with him.

Since he became ill in Shanghai, he has received so much love and gratitude from his dear friends of all over the world. He was very encouraged and happy to receive your kind messages with love.

His last word was “Arigato”. (“Thank you” in Japanese) We believe his last word was to you, everybody. He was so grateful for you and thanked you all so very much.

He used to say, “Life is LOVE which is a gift from God and parents, and DEATH is gratitude for going to a new dimension”. So now he is in another dimension and continues to look over us warmly with love and gratitude.

We are going to…

View original 42 more words

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,050 other followers