Posts Tagged ‘Shadow’

Sophia Love ~ Love Quest: Day 2 – The Cabin

Thanks to Sophia Love for this beautiful description of recent energies. I’ve heard from a lot of people of late who’ve needed to make a choice between the old, inadequate, outgrown misery vs. the new, unformed yet palpable “I want to live” and “I have so much more to offer!”

Sophia Love ~ Love Quest: Day 2 – The Cabin

Sophia's cabin

You’ve reached a critical moment for yourself. There are parts of you eating away at your core. You’ve been unaware of them until now. Why now? Because you’ve upgraded and improved. In order for the new stuff to stand strong and to last, anything that doesn’t support it – works to dismantle it.

Our family owns property in the mountains and on it has always stood what we affectionately called “the cabin”. It was little more than a tar paper shack with an outhouse. Five years ago we tore it down. In its place now stands a double-wide trailer complete with steps and a deck we built ourselves. There is even a bathroom that uses water from the stream running down the mountain. It’s beautiful.

Four years ago something began eating the steps and the deck, an unwelcome surprise. My nephew pulled in late one night and discovered the culprits – porcupines. We’d unknowingly built them a banquet of treated wood. They were ecstatic and aggressive and voracious.

Now, we could shoot them but there were lots of them, they were multiplying, and for sure they’d show up to continue the feast. We tried everything. We ended up in a compromise – an electric barrier surrounding all wooden structures attached to the cabin. It doesn’t hurt them but keeps them away from our steps.

It’s not that these critters had just arrived; they’d been there for years. We only noticed them when they threatened to destroy something we had just built, something new and better.

The stuff coming up now in your life, whether emotions or situations, is not new. You are stretching, growing wings, becoming a newer, lovelier version. These things, whatever they are, don’t support this new you. They were fine before, when Agape was not on the radar. Oh, you felt them – little jabs at your self esteem, dings at your self worth and reductions of your self value – but they were par for the course and passed quickly, soon forgotten. You barely noticed them.

Today, they seem to be center stage with a neon sign announcing their arrival. You can’t miss them. You will have to do something about them, to prevent them from destroying this new you.

For a long time they’ve comfortably travelled the same path you did – much like the porcupines. Today you are on the path to Agape. They remain doggedly on their route to self-doubt. In order to prevent a disruption in your journey you’ll have to dig deep – create such a well worn emotional path that it’s the first place your feelings drop into.

The other path exists and is eagerly travelled by “not good enough”, “have to”, “too slow”, “not ______(fill in the blank with your favorite)”. You can still see it, but it’s not your chosen route. This new, shiny, upgraded path has been reinforced and is deeply lined with truth. It’s a stronger road and becomes more-so with use. Plaques line its walls, saying things like: “You are perfect where you stand.” “I love you without exception.” “Under any condition and in every instance you are loved.”

At first it feels weird to walk there, and a little uncomfortable. Persevere, it’s a faster trip and the accommodations are better.

It took a long time for the porcupines to find our steps and destroy them. We were caught off guard and unprepared. You don’t have to be.

Create a well worn path of self acceptance. When you somehow fall onto that old familiar self defeating road, make a quick exit. Remember where you are going. The old road won’t take you there.

You are every inch the being of perfection you may have expected to instantly morph into about a year ago. Self hatred blinds you to this truth. Love yourself and watch you show up. She’ll be everything you dream of. He’ll be all you imagine. You’ll see.

You are the one you are waiting for.

See you tomorrow.
~Sophia

Link to original article

Click for video: Meet Yourself in the Mirror

[Laura again: First of all, do click through to the video. What an amazing poem! Also, I felt called to offer some information about porcupine wisdom, because it just seems so perfect, as always! From http://animalspirits.com :

Porcupine's Wisdom Includes:

Innocence

Trust in Spirit

Renewed sense of wonder

Creating your own path

Protection of boundaries

Defense when threatened

Allowing others their path

Non-interference ]

Chautauqua ~ The Illusion of Good Vs Evil

This is a very astute article by Chautauaqua, more in the vein of false dichotomies and how to transcend these. IMHO, well worth the initial read and click-thru. “Each of us are the sum of our collective aspects; meaning that every human has aspects of both genders, as well as both good and evil impulses, thoughts and desires. We are then, what we choose to express as, through as many, or as few aspects as desired in the given moment.”

Thanks, G!

Chautauqua ~ The Illusion Of Good Vs Evil
Augureye Express

The secret is gradually getting out that we humans are something more than what we’ve always been led, and programmed to believe ourselves to be.

In fact, we are hardwired from birth to exist in a fabricated reality of duality and dichotomy; believing most profoundly of all, in our own powerless insignificance. To begin with we’re born into the greatest duality of them all, the one in which all others operate, the Birth-Death construct; where we’re taught to believe in self over soul and that the authority of the state is absolute.

From birth, the dualities begin to pile up fast as we are taught, and expected to “play” within their parameters even though that isn’t always possible; and that is also an intentional aspect of the programming.

Long before we can either speak or walk, we’re bombarded with the dualities which comprise our “playpen,” beginning with Yes-No, Light-Dark, Good-Bad, Right-Wrong & Truth-Deception. These core dualities are designed to instill the feeling of powerlessness into the newly arrived soul as it gets used to its new form and environment. Did you know that lab rats born in captivity never have a sense there exists any other reality for them?

Other dualities present themselves to us while still in the newly arrived category; concepts like Male-Female, Love-Hate, Joy-Grief, and Dreams-Nightmares.

There of course is the most obvious duality, the one we must deal with every day, that of the body being either Awake or Asleep. We make our way thru each day, doing what is expected of us, doing our best to navigate the increasing madness of the world while keeping our sanity intact: then fall fast asleep at days end to restore vitality in a fantasy world within our minds. What if I told you that is exactly backwards; that in fact, all your “waking” hours are but a dream state and what you experience each night is the real world.

How would you feel about that? Welcome to the world of consensus reality!

You may well be asking how any of all this makes sense; well, it makes the same kind of sense as us choosing to incarnate into a world of hate in order to remember how to love! Before we can realize our full destiny as beings of light, we must first walk in the darkness.

Before we can accept what truly unlimited beings we are, we must first experience the illusion of limitation, in this place. We don’t need self-appointed rulers or their media empire to tell us how to feel, that’s what we have a heart for. This then is where we encounter the truly thorny dualities of Wealth-Poverty, Liberty-Tyranny and Good-Evil which have such a stranglehold on this planet today.

Continue reading @ AugurEye

Laura Walker (Oracle Report) ~ The Brighter Side of Eris

This video presents Laura Walker (author of http://oraclereport.com ) giving an introduction/additional insights into her article that I posted yesterday. She talks about the powerful seeding and intention potential of the Eris archetypal energy — an energy that also offers positive and benevolent outcomes. This talk goes right along with my intro to the Oracle Report article, “Mars, Eris and Katy Perry, or How the Illuminati are Poised to Strike and Why They Will Fail (Part 1).” I keep reminding people: “Where there is fear, there is power.” Instead of freaking out and just accepting the negative co-opting of such energies, we can learn how to maximize them for the Highest Good of All.

As I responded to a comment on that article regarding a possible connection between the name Hecate and Katy:

Names and goddess traditions always interest me, because, of course, history comes to us primarily from the victors/controllers. I don’t work with Hecate, but some research indicates that originally she was considered a very powerful and ***benevolent triple goddess. In Celtic mythology, the Morrigan would be the closest, though not identical personage — goddess of sovereignty and the land. One can certainly imagine why conquerors would want to demonize a homeland’s goddess of sovereignty and the land!

Given the extreme patriarchal nature of Christianity, as well as the conquests of the “Holy” Roman Empire, I take descriptions of “the most evil” goddesses with a grain of salt. Fears of retribution or of eternal damnation acted (and still act) as effective guardians to the Mysteries. I don’t in any way condone practicing black magic — imposing control over another’s free will for personal gain, murder, etc. — however, the big, bad, scariest goddesses always interest me in that those writing history were those who clearly derived advantages from separating people from long held faiths and relationships with powerful images/motifs/goddesses. “Where there is fear, there is power” usually does hold true. What one chooses to do with such power makes a big difference.

IMHO, the reason so many of these “Dark” goddesses continue to be associated with black magic is because certain controllers have run smear campaigns in order to monopolize those energies. Thus, they HAVE BECOME associated with black magic, but that wasn’t their original role or intent. As with the spirit of money, the co-opted suffer as well as those deprived of the purer intents. Loving reclamation of our Shadows both heals and purifies.

Laura Walker explains how and why trying to control this Eris energy will backfire on the would-be controllers. “The innate goodness in humanity rises above this and sees through it.”

James Gilliland ~ A New Age Denial and Death Sentence

Thanks to Mary for sending this my way. It goes right along with the series of posts here, here and here, along with many others. Wake up, get grounded, take action. Lather, rinse, repeat. As James says, “[D]rop the denial, the mind control, the spiritual ego and get busy we have a planet to turn around. It is time for right thinking, right action, right living, impeccable integrity and to stand in your own divinity leading yourself from your own heart and soul.”

A New Age Denial And Death Sentence
by James Gilliland

I wish I did not have to resort to writing such an article yet so many are becoming willing participants in their own, their families and friends demise. Yes this includes the demise of nature as well the very platform for life. Much of this stems from new age teachings which were generated from Stanford Research Institute and other groups working with mind control and steering the masses. The be lie f that everything is an illusion and does not really matter is like saying all of Creation is worthless, a mistake and of no value. The other program is if you see evil it is within you therefore do not address, look upon or give any energy whatsoever to evil it is just a judgment anyway. The problem with these two ideologies is one you have a physical body and are subject to what happens in your physical environment. Good point is if the environment collapses and can no longer support life there goes your 3d expression. Friends, family, lovers, all of it. If the environment is polluted and you breath the air, drink the water and ingest the food you are not exempt. This 3d expression is just a[s] Holy as all the other dimensions and should be treated as such. What you do in this dimension will weigh light or heavy in the soul on other dimensions as well. There will be a major reality check in your light review upon leaving this dimension.

The problem with denying the presence of evil is it goes unchecked with no resistance consuming everyone and everything until it consumes itself. That is its nature. These two ideologies are a fast track to extinction concerning this 3d physical reality again which just another expression of the divine, which seems to have been hijacked from its original design. If you believe all is well I have to point out the condition of your society, those who govern it and your environment. Lets look at the Gulf Oil Spill, Fukushima, Chemtrails spraying aluminum, barium and strontium at levels sometimes 60 times over the hazardous levels established by the EPA. Lets look at the GMO crops that are neutering and in many cases eventually killing those who consume them. Lets look at the lack of jobs, the loss of homes, the gross uneven dispersal of wealth. Lets look at just who this 1% who are running the world have created. Lets look at the wars, the depleted uranium spread far and wide, not just in the Middle East but in our troops. Is 25 suicides a day acceptable in the military? Is leveling an entire city bombing them into the stone age to free them, killing, men, women, children in the millions acceptable? Which God is in favor of this? As a country how can a country with any humanity left condone this. Do I need to address torture condoned at the very top, drones killing indiscriminately men women and children who made the mistake of having a relative on the hit list, double tapping the strikes to take out the relief workers and first responders giving life saving help? Do you really think decent human beings are responsible for these inhuman acts.

If they are not acting humanely who are these inhuman leaders? Why on earth can anyone turn a blind eye, ignore and support this and still call themselves a decent human being. How can leaders in the religious and spiritual communities profess to be in service, a master teacher by professing they are above all this telling their followers to not engage and ignore what is obviously pure evil. The new age philosophy, it is all illusion and we cannot perceive and address evil, is one of the many ways this evil has progressed to a level where it is going to take a cataclysmic event to dethrone it.

Personally I have spent over 35 years dedicated to the awakening and healing of humanity and the earth. I have studied with Yogis, Lamas, Leading edge Scientists, healers from all over the world and not one denies the physical and what is happening to humanity and the earth. So how is it enlightened and intelligent to ignore the pain and suffering of others along with the collapse of the environment, the very platform for life? It is smug arrogance and ignorance, mind controlled spiritual ego to continue in these perpetuated doctrines.

When the slanderous attacks come for addressing these problems be clear you are only establishing your own ignorance and character. You are waving the I am totally mind controlled and don’t give a shit about anyone else banner. Yet this will have consequences because we do live in an action/reaction world, you do have a physical body and will be subject to the destiny of this physical world. It will also be very clear in your awakening or in your light review when you leave this physical body when you could have helped and did not. Despite you[r] ideologies. So drop the denial, the mind control, the spiritual ego and get busy we have a planet to turn around. It is time for right thinking, right action, right living, impeccable integrity and to stand in your own divinity leading yourself from your own heart and soul. The neutered, zombie, mind controlled robot worker is not an option and do not fool yourself into thinking the 1% have any other goal than the obvious. It is said a man/womans character is established by their actions. Forget about what is said, focus on what is done. Be well,

James Gilliland

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Love, Power, Healing and the Shadow

More comments that really need their own post … in response to Paradox, Illusions and Unconditional Love:

Posted by Mary on November 30, 2013 at 6:55 pm edit

Good read, thank you. Not sure about having to do our inner work before taking action though. I think the two could go hand-in-hand. Combining action in the ‘real’ world with our personal inner clean up might just create some kind of synergistic boost inceasing effectiveness of both endeavors simultaneously. Indeed, as within, so without.

Posted by laurabruno on November 30, 2013 at 7:08 pm edit

Thanks to everyone who commented, and Mary, I agree. There’s no time to waste!

Posted by Dawn Vierra on November 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm edit

Thanks Mary and Laura you are right about the time being no, if I gave the impression that one must do all personal work prior to participating, I didn’t mean to. My intention was that it needed to be done hand in hand. I don’t see how one can not be accomplished without the other. Hope that’s clearer.

Posted by Dawn Vierra on November 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm edit

correction…time being NOW.

Posted by laurabruno on November 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm edit

:) Thanks for clarifying, Dawn! One of the greatest challenges I see all the time during intuitive sessions with individuals and also playing out on the larger world stage is this idea that we need to be perfectly healed ourselves before we can “presume” to offer any kind of healing to the world. Individuals who have various ailments but have wisdom to share shut themselves down, waiting until those symptoms disappear before they are willing to start living their truth or extending a helping hand to others. What many people don’t understand is that if your life path includes being a healer (and for many, many, many of us that’s true), then you will not ever experience full healing UNTIL you START offering whatever kind of healing you can right now, from where you are.

Law of Attraction and resonance can help to ensure that only those people you can help will cross your path or that you will know the resources to send someone else to in the event that you feel you have nothing to offer them. Many of us through networking can act as clearing houses for healing … but to wait … to assume that none of this would exist w/o our own un-healed parts and then paralyze actions that in and of themselves help to initiate our own and the worlds’ healing? Well, that’s why we’re in such a pickle on this planet! It’s a Catch 22, and it doesn’t need to be.

Sometimes we may fall short of an imaginary ideal or some kind of platitude of everything being nice and neat and clean, but sometimes a little grit and dirt are what get the job done. Sometimes it’s our flaws that allow the opening for conversation and the opportunities for healing. While I very much agree with many of the ideas of Unity and Oneness, I also recognize a sneaky way that those concepts can foster a “spiritual bypass” and allow otherwise caring, capable, loving individuals to bury their heads and become so P.C. that they won’t shout out “Hey, that person’s committing mass murder” or intervene if they see someone about to kill a child. In those instances, the appropriate response is not JUST meditation and a silent OM. Those things can help, but the appropriate response when you recognize repeated attempts at mass murder, kidnapping, genocide, etc. also includes, in my opinion, doing some major soul searching and gift searching so that you can responsibly find what you can do about it.

As conscious beings, we are not meant to play three monkeys in the face of evil, just because another 3 dimensions up, these people are all playing a cosmic game. On THIS level of the playing field, we need to find that balance of compassion, as well as dealing enough with our own Shadow so that we are not too terrified to use whatever tools and power we have at our disposal to help shift the energies. Jon Rappoport wrote a good article recently on the dance between Love and Power: http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/exiting-the-matrix-is-exploring-love-and-power/

Ahhh, and here we have another comment that really ought to be its own blog post. Oh, well. :)

Thanks for commenting. This is one of those topics that really concerns me as I see otherwise kind, generous, loving people completely uninspired to do anything other than meditate or post a link on Facebook. These are both valid things … but a multidimensional world requires more than one or two approaches. At least … in my opinion. But then again, I communicate with the unseens and the animals, too. It’s not ALL about the humans, although humanity’s actions (or complete non-actions) and consequences spill over into other realms.

Paradox, Illusions and Unconditional Love

This began as a series of comments on “Healing of the Waters,” but it’s turning into a full post, followed by a Julian Rose article. [I have added paragraphs to the first comment for ease of reading. No content was changed.]

Dear Laura,

I hope you are doing well. We all are one consciousness. We all are responsible for our reality. We all are the ‘psychopaths’ you write about. In order to ‘heal them’, we therefor need to work within us. The part of us, who created this illusion of psychopaths. ho’oponopono is what you are talking about. It joins quantum physics. It means that we create our universe, our physical world. In order to change this universe, this physical world, we simply need to change ourselves, our thoughts.

So, let me ask you something: Who do you talk to, when you say ‘We have more power than the psychopaths’ ? It is all part of our creation as one consciousness. Don’t we actually talk to ourselves? We are all responsible for what IS. There is no difference between ‘them’ and ‘us’, as there is no separation. Again, if we would like to see and experience change, this happens within ourselves and not by trying to judge, to examine the ‘why’, the question of ‘Is it false flag or not’, the ‘oh, it is all their fault’.

It actually is much more easy than that. It is me, you, us. All One. ho’oponopono is about healing ourselves, therefore the reality which results is a healed one. As long as there are doubts, fears within me, they will reflect in the physical world. As a result I do need to heal the water, but the part within me, that created the poisoned water… It is not the psychopath who did it, it is my fear reflecting the psychopath…

Anyway, I hope all this is clearly expressed and comprehensive… :-)
Sending you much love from Paris.
Thank you for this very inspiring post.

Elke

Posted by laurabruno on November 30, 2013 at 1:08 pm edit

Thank you, Elke. Yes, that is the importance of Shadow Work, so yes, talking to the psychopathic parts of Self. The larger push is for healing and unity — not uniformity, but yes unity. Blessings and Love! Laura

And then this, which I began to add and then realized it was becoming a full post:

Also, thank you for bringing up an excellent point, which is one being tossed around a fair amount these days — namely, at what point do people who recognize Unity consciousness but who also recognize that we are all interconnected beyond this 3D world, and not human centric have a responsibility to get out of the meditation room and out into the world?

At what point, do we recognize that simply OM-ing in Oneness is not why we (most of us anyway) opted to incarnate into a world of forms and boundaries? Yes, from the multidimensional worlds, life on Earth is a crazy illusion of duality. And yes, the physical world is all an illusion. Yes, Law of Attraction and Shadow Work help to create preferable illusions and to have those peak moments of complete un-differentiation.

But so does recognizing what we do not want. That can provide a powerful creation point for healing, for new leadership, for new options with which to re-create our world. I am personally not on this planet right now for the sole purpose of spending all my “time” here in a cosmic soup of Oneness. That’s where I/we came from. If that’s ALL we wanted, then there was not a reason to differentiate at all. Yes, Oneness is an underlying fact of the Universe, but in this realm, so is contrast and choice.

So yes, I very much agree with you on the one hand and that’s the reason that I offer things like Shadow Work and Ho’oponopono. On the other hand, we are not just spirits right now. We have voices. We have bodies. We have agency. And yes, we do have Love. The question is, what does that Love motivate us to do? The answer will be different for each of us, depending on our own unique offerings.

Julian Rose has written an excellent article about the importance of compassion and recognizing a spark of the Divine within the “cabal,” the “Illuminati” or the “psychopaths,” whatever words we use to describe those reflections of our own unresolved Shadow. That article is called “Reverse Engineering the Illuminati Mind Set.” What I love about Julian Rose, though, is his capacity for holding paradox, so that he can recognize with the same level of seriousness, compassion and insight a call to action and responsibility, which philosophizing or even our preferred awareness of Oneness won’t — on its own — resolve. I present that article below, and you can click on the earlier article above to read its equally excellent contents. Thank you, Elke, for your bright spirit and enormous capacity for love! May we each find our own, most effective, empowering ways to heal ourselves and heal our world.


At The Point of No Return

By Julian Rose

The wrong people are in charge… that’s pretty obvious. But what is not so obvious is how they got there? And once having found an open gate, why have we left them to graze the best pastures while we grovel around in the barren fallow?

A very strange phenomenon..

This World is run by those of whom the great majority have absolutely no qualifications to be at the helm of anything – not even a small rowing boat. Yet, somehow or other, there they are perched in their palaces, surveying their empires – while simultaneously engaging in the systematic degradation of planet Earth.

Doesn’t matter whether they are generals, headmasters, corporate executives, CEO’s of banks, media moguls, ministers or prime ministers or just about any big bosses – they have the distinction of all acting in unison. While by contrast, the great majority of intelligent and able bodied citizens of this planet, only manage to act – or react – in sporadic and discordant bursts; if at all.

The current controlling masters – and it hasn’t changed much over many centuries – have a commonality of intent: to extract the last ounces of profit and prestige from any and all assets and opportunities that fall into their grasp.

Yet even that isn’t enough for some of them. Profits get a bit boring when they come in the tens of millions year after year and one has occupied the prime suite at Claridges for the past six months. No, there always needs to be just one more thing that can be ‘owned’ and brought under control, so as to satisfy the false agrandissement that is part and parcel of an endless and ultimately fruitless attempt to become omnipotent and untouchable by ordinary mortals.

Such is the aphrodisiac called ‘power’.

Time and again, those who suffer most from a sense of being inwardly dispossessed are the very ones to seek, as compensation, the maximum level of outer possessiveness. And this is the mechanism whereby the wrong people get to be in charge.

Ironically, many who do not suffer such delusional power urges, are quite happy to just tick along fulfilling their aspirations and daily needs as best they can. Yet in doing so, they unwittingly allow the megalomaniacs a direct route to the seats of power.

Those who are secure enough in themselves to take a responsible attitude towards the life around them, seldom come forward to take-on positions of authority and civil responsibility. Their preference is to leave it to others – and in too many cases these ‘others’ often harbour barely disguised ulterior motives.

Yet we look on, aghast, as our world is torn apart by duelling crooks and madmen, each more desperate than the other for the top job in the race for planetary ecocide. Each more desperate than the other to fill any power vacuum that might emerge. Each more desperate than the other to hold a cosh over the disinterested daily workers who struggle on, trying not to notice how bad it’s got..

Where do you belong in this mad scrum?

The wrong people are in charge and the right people don’t want to bother themselves unduly to do anything about it. That just about sums-up the dire state of our post industrial ‘civilisation’. Something has to give..

The question is what?

Will a critical mass of the 99% finally finally act to bring back some genuine self autonomy through wresting control from the 1%?

Or will the 1% finally complete their annihilation job, trashing our planetary assets and crushing our human propensities once and of all? That is the question..

But none of us are free to sit back and play at second guessing the outcome. We are all in there. We are part of the pack. Our every move, whether we see it or not, is either promoting or resisting the despot’s master plan. There is no such thing as being ‘in between’ in this game. The fence you once sat on is broken. The wires are hanging limp. There is no no-man’s-land left to hide in.

At some point soon, those who are fit to lead must take over from those who unfit. It may be a bloodless coup – or it may be a bloody insurrection. One way or another, the shift has to happen.

Forget about Divine intervention. There will be no Divine intervention unless and until there is a very visible human determination already out of the starting blocks and heading for the finishing line. Only then is it possible that higher energies will join the race to bring justice back to this battered World.

We are approaching the point of no return. If we don’t respond to the myriad calls for help that are echoing around this World at an ever increased velocity each day, then we will be condemning ourselves – and those who call upon us – to being forever stranded upon a desolate and barren shore.

That help starts with helping each other to break free from our learned and self induced state of fear and pacifism. A combination that pretty much guarantees an unwillingness to act. An unwillingness to act even when presented with the choice of participating in a mass genocide or opposing it.

I use the word ‘pacifism’ here to convey a ‘state of withdrawal’ in face of the need to act. I do not refer to the choice, which everybody has, to refrain from violence. These are two very different conditions. In this context, taking the decision not to act with violence – is an action. Taking no decision, but simply retreating into a shell – is not.

This unwillingness to act is giving voice to the notion that ‘no action’ is the spiritual choice of the knowing. That to retire into a cul-de-sac of meditation and inward looking self examination can ‘change the world’ by dint of a shifted value focus. Can serve to hermetically seal the self away from the trials and tribulations of the outer world and thereby help avoid any confrontation with that which demands a full and spontaneous response.

Confrontation, in this view, is a negative, reactionary manifestation that undermines ‘peace’ and the supposed tranquility of a chimeric world which takes over from rational observations and becomes the new reality. A ‘virtual reality’.

This is a deeply flawed and dangerous ethos. For it splits in half that which is whole and sets the two halves in opposition to each other.

We are ‘of nature’ not above or outside it. We go forth and we return. That is the Tao. Universal forces all dance to this tune. Breath, ocean waves, cycles of birth and death, growth and decay, all is in motion and at rest, all the time. There is no contradiction.

Outward action and inward contemplation are two halves of one whole. They are synonymous. One should move between the two constantly and joyously.

“When injustice become law, resistance becomes duty”

Well, injustice has become law – yet resistance remains doggedly muted and the search for an escape route remains the preferred option.

Cultivate spirit, wisdom and deep awareness – yes. Yet not as an alternative to toppling our oppressors from their corporate thrones, but as part of it.

Don’t be fooled. There is a war on. We are all called to the front. Just as the white corpuscles of our bodies are fighting off attempts by the pathogens to take hold – all the time. We should be doing the same – all the time.

Everyday we should be conjuring-up and putting into affect actions to end the draconian government/corporate dictatorship that continues to herd great swathes of humanity ever faster towards a sheer and genocidal cliff.

We can have no ‘peace’ until the criminals at the master control consulate are ejected from their padded leather chairs and are forced to confront the true price of their obscene power games.

Peace – and enlightenment, at the individual level, is only possible if we are engaged in this battle.
The battle to rid both ourselves and this planet of that which seeks to dominate and destroy the true well-spring of life.

The road to victory also requires the wise and aware to form a council of responsible oversight to step-in to the void once the despots are dethroned. That is an essential ingredient of any uprising determined to manifest genuine justice.

The lessons of history teach that fickle rebellion simply replaces one bunch of power predators with another. That is no longer an option; we are now at the point of no return. This time we have to get it right.

Footnote: some may see this as being at odds with my essay “Reverse Engineering the Illuminati Mind Set”(see http://www.julianrose.info) I don’t believe it is. The action I speak of here does not eclipse the need to draw deeply upon compassion. However, to exercise compassion one needs to be in a position of strength, not slavery.

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Julian is a committed international activist, writer, farmer and actor. He is an early pioneer of UK organic farming methods and is currently involved in the front line of efforts to keep Poland free from genetically modified organisms. His latest book “In Defence of Life – a Radical Reworking of Green Wisdom” is available at Amazon or can be requested on http://www.julianrose.info

Denise Sheehan: Inanna ~ Embracing the Shadow

Today’s guest blog post comes from Denise Sheehan of Sage Spirit Blog, which she describes as “a gathering space for conscious, creative, intuitive, fun, loving earthlings and their ideas. If you’re here, you belong.” I have had the privilege and delight of knowing Denise since 2006, when she attended the very first Reiki class I taught in Reno. That group holds a special spot in my memory, because although I had been teaching Reiki Certification Classes since 2002, this was the very first one I ever taught on my own. Over the years, I’ve watched Denise step into her amazing intuitive, healing and coaching gifts. Today, she shares insights into the increasingly important Shadow aspect of ourselves: how do we heal and integrate those aspects in order to empower ourselves and heal our world?

Inanna ~ Embracing the Shadow
By Denise Sheehan

Inanna Goddess Oracle Card, Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto (illustrator)

Inanna Goddess Oracle Card, Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto (illustrator)

To enhance my already-rich tradition of tapping into guidance and support through Tarot, I recently purchased the “The Goddess Oracle” cards, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto (illustrator). Today I drew a beautiful card, pictured above, with a message I feel is important to share in times like these. I think I posted recently that we can experience more than one dark night of the soul, and so it seems that many have contacted me to share their experience of that. Perhaps The Goddess Oracle can share some light and hope for your journeys.

Inanna is known as the Sumerian Queen of Heaven. She “tricked her father, Enki, God of Wisdom, into giving her the hundred objects of culture, which she then gave to humankind.” She journeyed to see her sister in the Underworld, where she was, “stripped and killed, and left to hang on a hook for three days and three nights.” She had to name a replacement in order to be allowed to leave the Underworld, and she chose her son-lover who betrayed her during her absence.

Marashinsky tells us:

Inanna is her to tell you that a journey to the Underworld is the way to wholeness for you now. It is time to dance with your shadow, reclaim what you’ve denied, embrace your own Dark Sister/Dark Self. You need all those aspects of yourself that your parents, caregivers, teachers, society have deemed unacceptable in order to achieve wholeness in your life. Whether it be your talent, your beauty, your inner vampire, your anger, your madness, you are required to surrender to the journey and embrace your dark side. If you are already in the Underworld, the appearance of Inanna may signal that the time for your return is at hand. Journeys to the Underworld to embrace your dark side are a law unto themselves. They take as much time as they need to take – you can’t just fit them into your schedule. When it is time for you to journey, you will and you will not be done until you return. Take comfort in the fact that all journeys to the Underworld do end and that you will indeed return – much different from who you thought you were when you went. (pp. 85-6)

I’ve been teaching workshops on accessing intuition in Reno over the past few months, first partnering with Katie Packham of Copper Cat Studio and then with Alicia Greene of Pure Yoga Boutique Studio. Each one has been different, as I’ve been guided to create more or less structure and content for each one. During the last workshop, I added a component of exploring the shadow, inspired by my shamanic work around this and also by Debbie Ford’s book, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers: Reclaiming your Power, Creativity, Brilliance and Dreams. I felt thrilled at the way the workshop participants so courageously and beautifully embraced our activities on this topic!

Seeing and embracing our shadow allows us to live and breathe more deeply into our unique gifts, expressing them more fully in the world. Not only that, but once we embrace them, we no longer have to cast our shadows all over everyone else (called projection), limiting our capacity to intuit our world in empowered, masterful ways that allow for ease, grace, flow and so much love!

If you find yourself in the dark night, breathe into Marashinsky’s words once more, “Take comfort in the fact that all journeys to the Underworld do end and that you will indeed return.” I am happy to support you in your journey of discovery, coming back into light and joy, if that feels right for you.

What am I seeing in the shadows of my existence, within and in others?

How can I more deeply dance into what is in my experience, to reveal and embrace the gifts?

Who am I becoming?

Reading Roulette: Make of It What You Love and Will

“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.” ~Carl Jung

“True love comes from the joining of two polar energies to create a third force or consciousness. It is an interchange of energy and passion, not the surrender or domination of either but a voluntary exchange of willpower and respect. We must learn to embrace and befriend all the states of our personality, male and female, light and the dark, to be truly whole. This process allows the natural flow of the cycle of seasons within our own persona. If we fail to welcome all the archetypes into our own house, they become disowned and troublesome, like mental poltergeists gently tapping on the window, seeking to be acknowledged. …

“To truly love, we must be truly whole. We must accept every aspect of our individual personality as well as accepting this same wholeness in another person. The polarity may vary from day to day, moment to moment, but the truly whole person has seen all the fractured elements of their own personality and can deal with them in another. The joy of union is seamless and easy. Love is its own reward.” ~ Mark Ryan and John Matthews (from “The Forest Lovers” card in The Wildwood Tarot.)

“White magic is poetry and black magic is anything that works.” ~Victor Anderson

“He who cannot blast cannot bless.” ~Gwydion Pendderwen

“There will be times when we become alerted to an issue and experience an inner call to respond. Choosing to respond to that call empowers us. Once we take that first step, we start on a journey presenting us with situations that increase our capacity to respond. Strengths such as courage, determination, and creativity are drawn forth from us most when we rise to the challenges that evoke them. When we share our cause with others, allies appear; synergy occurs. And when we act for causes larger than ourselves, the larger community for whom we do this will be acting through us.

“We can experience our call to action in many different ways. Sometimes the uncomfortable discrepancy of realizing that our behavior is out of step with our values motivates us. Our conscience calls, and when we step into integrity, more of who we are heads in the same direction. At other times our call is more of a powerful summoning. We just know, even if we’re not sure how, that we need to be somewhere, do something, or contact a particular person.” ~ Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, “Active Hope,” p. 116

“As we become friendlier toward bedrock reality, that reality itself appears more and more as a true guide, ever presenting opportunities for initiation. Unadorned reality gives us our best instruction on the path.” ~ David Richio, “The Power of Coincidence,” p. 136

“The Ancestor greets you as you walk up the path that leads to the forest. She is a creature of myth, half-animal, half-human, but carries the wand of wisdom and the drum that summons all who can hear to gather and watch the sun rise. The Ancestor is blessed by the land, and by the divine knowledge that flows from the stars. Her coat is of white winter fur and evergreen leaves.

“The gateway formed by the silver birch trees either side of the path marks the beginning of a new commitment and a point from which you cannot turn back. The trees act as a reminder to follow the path and know you are on a journey with a beginning and an end. …

“The Ancestor is linked to the part of our soul that is most ancient and most closely related to the archetypes that represent nature. She is a guardian of the sacred heart of the land and summons you by beating the drum to the heartbeat of the Earth. It is the part of you that unconsciously heard the drum and stirred the first desire to walk the path that is at work here. It is the overpowering strength and patience of nature, it is the awesome and relentless turning of the cycle that brings spring and warmth, an end to hibernation and the reawakening of abundant life.” ~ Mark Ryan and John Matthews, from “The Ancestor” card of The Wildwood Tarot.

“Fairy-tale motifs are not neurotic symptoms, something one is better off understanding rationally so that one can rid oneself of them. Such motifs are experienced as wondrous because the child feels understood and appreciated deep down in his feelings, hopes, and anxieties, without these all having to be dragged up and investigated in the harsh light of a rationality that is still beyond him.” ~ Bruno Bettelheim, The Uses of Enchantment

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~Carl Jung

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