Archive for May, 2011

40 Days Focusing on the New 5D Earth

Today features another guest blog post, this time from a Facebook friend of mine named Bill Ballard. I friended him last year because he had a Tree of Life behind him in his profile picture, and because I liked his balance between sharing dire information yet keeping a high love vibe. He lives near the BP Oil Spill and was one of the first “personal” contacts I had with someone who had actually experienced the soapy rain/oil on his windshield and felt the burning rain on his skin. Over the past year, I’ve admired the way Bill has managed to stay positive but also very real and supportive of people who may only just now be peeking behind the curtain.

The event he announces below calls for a collective envisioning of 40 Days Focusing on the New 5D Earth. The post is long, but worth a read. Bill offers specific suggestions for collective manifestation, as well as ideas for how to make this New Earth as beautiful and wonder-full as possible. If you’d like to join the event, click here to sign up for the FB community. The Ocean’s 11:11 June 15 Eclipse event happens to fall right in the middle of this longer conscious uplifting of the Earth and humanity.

From Bill Ballard:

A Calling for All Lightworkers & those persons on the Ascension Path,

It is time to manifest the collective vision of “Our New 5D Earth!” This can and will only be achieved by each of us Focusing collectively on our intent. To make our New Earth manifest, we must truly know the ONENESS we share even as individuals, as well as of the Great Spiritual Beings that we truly are. This focus of our collective vision must be integrated …into the planetary grid for our New 5D Earth to manifest. This is like a chicken forming inside an egg. This collective vision for manifesting the New Earth IS the Calling for the 3rd Planetary 40 Days Event, and that for 2011. The Dates of focus for this 40 day event shall be June 21, 2011 through August 1, 2011. There are 3 powerful eclipses in the month of June this year.

Of course, each of us can and should work on focusing our vision and intent now! Manifestation of the New Earth can only be done collectively. As with shifting humanities consciousness, this manifestation requires a minimum number of cooperating individual souls, highly vibrating & joining in cooperation. We will be focusing on that we intend on creating, a beautiful and pristine New Earth! This New Earth is one that we create together, we envision and send our energy to, just as we created our world, and our lives in the 3D realms! We must focus our intent on creating the New Earth, add our Light, or the raw energy we are collecting or channeling in our field as we go through this ascension process. We then add a dash of Magic of your special dreams you wish to see manifest! Make it be So!

This IS how our New Earth shall manifest and take physical shape! Many of us now remember that WE agreed to jointly manifest the 3D and participate in that reality. We remember we are not victims, but rather the creators of our lives and existence in order to experience. We master the realm of creation we brought forth and agreed to live in. When that realm is mastered, we ascend to the next higher level of vibration. Now is that time. So we shall do this again now to manifest the 5D Earth. As with anything else in our lives, creation lies in our own imagination. We send it out from our hearts into the universe where the energy is attracted and formed together manifesting into our reality! You know how this works! This is a calling for all the Earth volunteers, and teachers, as well as anyone choosing to ascend, to now step to the next level of creation. Yes, we still will continue to spread the word of what is going on, continuing the awakening of humanity, and at the same time we collectively focus on creating the New Earth.

Another event is being organized by Liv Jonsson, leading into this 40 Days of New Earth Manifestation. Liv is asking that the month of June to be a month of No Negativity from Wednesday 6/1/2011 to 6/30/2011. This is similar to events held in previous years. This time can be seen as a preparation for this 40 Day focus on New Earth Manifestation. Liv’s event can be viewed on Facebook here. This scheduling of the No Negativity event this year will occur in a month with 3 eclipses and a Summer Solstice… How much more powerful could that be?

There are many of us now who have accepted our rolls as leaders in this time of ascension. We are who have been the changers of the planet, raising the vibrations, awakening humanity, and who watch the world as observers during this time of the shift and ascension. We are already living in a 5th dimensional state of conscious living, while walking in a 3rd dimensional world. We already see what ALL is going on, We see behind the veil, and do so without fear or negativity, as everything on 3D Earth unravels and goes into chaos. WE KNOW everything is in a state of Divine Perfection. On the other hand, there are many other persons they have a need to completely turn away from watching as these events unfold. They may see the 3D world in a complete state of destruction, which it must before a new world can be created. Others of us can watch as observers and handle it without being effected emotionally or energetically. This is a choice each of us must make for ourselves in participating during this 40 Days event, in order to bring the best we can offer to our part of the vision. Participate in this event in as pure of a state of consciousness as you can muster. Liv’s No Negativity for the month of June, helps to prepare those who cannot yet detach from their emotions and connection to the 3D world.

We all know what is going on with the Apocalypse or “Unveiling” of all these events happening globally in the 3D world as it collapses. We see and can identify the various “Wizards” behind the curtain of Oz. We clearly see who is pulling the cords and creating the theatrics of the world we have been living in. Many of the newly awakened persons don’t yet realize that WE ARE LIVING IN THE APOCALYPSE RIGHT NOW… Those newly awakened persons think Apocalypse is the “destruction” of the Earth, but that is so only in one sense of a meaning. The definition of Apocalypse IS “the unveiling”! Many of us have been unveiling what is behind the scenes for some time now.

Origin: 1125–75; Middle English < Late Latin apocalypsis < Greek apokálypsis revelation, equivalent to apokalýp ( tein ) to uncover, reveal ( apo- apo- + kalýptein to cover, conceal) + -sis -sis

There are so very many of us telling the story of the Apocalypse for the world to see what is REALLY happening. We have been Unveiling of the truth of the government, the secret government behind it, the global Rothchild banking system, the British Monarchy, the various aspects of HAARP, the tectonic warfare and earthquakes, electronic warfare, weather warfare, cyber warfare, the true story of the radiation from Fukushima, the poisoning of our seas and of our food supplies, 9/11 & the fake war on terrorism, the war on drugs and that both took away the rights and liberty of the population, the Court rulings on all those issues, the enslavement of the people through taxation by the IRS, which is funding the Rothchilds and Queen of England who own half the planet, and who fund both sides of all wars, the FDA drugs and vaccines, and GMO foods that keep the population of the planet mentally and spiritually dulled down and sickened, the manipulation of all the worlds religions by the Vatican and British Monarchy, Monsanto and its GMO patents and their connection to the Rothchild empire, The Illuminati, Chemtrails, the Police State recently manifesting around the globe, and the killing of untold millions by these same rulers of the world, Rothchilds, Queen of England, NATO United Nations…. and much much more…. The Unveiling of All this for humanity to see IS the Apocalypse!

This apocalypse has been necessary for all persons to see what actually is going on behind the scenes of the 3D world so many think of as their reality. That world of their reality is collapsing as the spiritual awakening grows. As the light increases on Earth, because of the polarity of a 3D world of Earth School now finishing up, the dark makes an equal balance to the light on the planet. Every action in this plane of existence of polarity, has an equal and opposite reaction, at least until we collectively agree on a New 5D or higher Paradigm. That IS what 40 Days focus on a New Earth Manifestation will be about.

2011 is the final chapter in Awakening of Humanity on the old 3D Earth. As 2011 will complete the 25 year process of the Awakening of Humanity and of planetary frequency increases that began with the Harmonic Convergence of 1987 and then raising the planetary frequencies with the Opening of the 11:11 Doorway in 1992. The process of the ascension began with those persons joining together for unified focused thought, which created the ascension in the first place. That does not mean that these frequency increase ends there at the end of 2011, but rather the old 3D Earth will have been completed. What is happening on Earth currently may not pretty from one standpoint, but has always been in a state of Divine Perfection from another perspective. It is time we really begin to shift our focus from the Apocalyptic nature and waking the remaining persons and begin focusing on the New 5D and higher Earth. As we do this many changes will automatically occur.

Another part of this Apocalypse, and what is being unveiled now, is knowing about WHO YOU TRULY ARE! I don't mean the little ego self you have been these years since you were born, and being that who your momma named you. We are all truly Great Spirits of Light, even far greater in our true size, than this our Mother Earth. You MUST remember! Each of us have only a small fragment of who we truly are, sparking the life within your physical being, or your body. Embodying as much of that great spirit of light that we truly are, and into this small physical being IS what we are to do as these End Times complete. It is time to wake up to the complete picture of why we are here.

As we awaken and raise our physical frequencies, We create and activate a light body over the our physical 3D body. We begin activating the torrid of our heart chakra, which is also known as our Merkaba. We learn the technique of filling our light body and Merkaba up with as much light as we can hold. This becomes our energy field we have to work with, to manifest with or to heal, and will indeed manifest our New Earth with. It is time for all of humanity to awaken and remember these truths of who we truly are.

It is time also to comprehend that we as a collective create the reality we choose to live in. That was what we did in 3D Earth which is now passing away, in the way we have known it to be. The old 3D Earth is now poisoned, irradiated, fracted, warred upon and killed by what was termed as progress and civilization, and the modern unspiritual and material 3D life. WE became as separate from God as a spirit can be. That was what we were to experience. But that old 3D Earth is dying now, especially after Fukushima which continues to emit the radiation of millions of nuclear bombs, and with no end in site, poisoning the world we knew. For that reason more than any other, we cannot continue living 3D.

We are now put into a position and forced, or have forced our collective selves make a choice to ascend or die. Remember on a higher level, we chose this experience. Everyone on Earth now has a choice to ascend to a higher level of 5th dimensional consciousness or to physically die, and find someplace else to incarnate in order to continue experiencing the lessons and lower density of 3D. That will have to be in a different universe, literally. In reality, our whole universe is ascending at this time… Signs are everywhere to see for anyone who looks. For those who have chosen ascension, and who are consciously raising our vibrations into the higher 5th dimensional realms of Christ Consciousness, we are collectively creating our new reality of how to live in Love and peace. Now it is time that WE MUST CREATE 5D Earth!

The month of June 2011, it is being called for us to begin the shift from our focus on Apocalypse and of the negative actions of the Dark Factions of Earth. As we waken others, this process of unveiling indeed exposes them, but also gives them power, as that is where our focus is. Yes, there are many persons still not yet awake. Yes, this process must continue. For those persons who have been awake for a long period of time, and who have raised their personal frequencies into the higher realms, from June 1 to August 1, PASS THE TORCH TO OTHERS! It is time for them to step up. It is time for us to Take a Step UP! Yes, things will continue happening, and many of us can actually work in both worlds, multi~dimensionally. We have already become multi~dimensional beings.

The Dark Side on Earth in reality is Our Brothers Who have Anchored The Opposite Polarity for the now collapsing 3D Experience. We could not have had the 3D Experience without someone anchoring the two opposite polarities. That is the truth of the story of Lucifer vs Archangel Michael. What our brothers on the Dark Side have been doing feeds some deep fears in those persons who are newly awakening to the apocalypse and what all is actually going on behind the curtains. They did not realize the intent by the dark brothers has been to depopulate Mother Earth… that could be scary… If you think about it, that is quite fitting for the end of the story… Die or Ascend! ha ha. To ascend, we need to collectively focus on 5D Earth manifestation.

As we focus on our New 5D Earth Manifestation, be unlimited! This New Earth DOES NOT have to be limited to a 5th dimensional perspective either! Do NOT limit yourself with what you have known and have experienced as your past 3D Reality. WE have already been there and done that one! Focus on the deep dreams you have in your heart, that which you would think of presently as unreal! BE UNLIMITED in your vision! Make this New Earth vision as beautiful, as pristine, and Divinely Inspired! See it as Mountains, and Oceans, as exotic and dreamlike, and as full of life and all kinds of plants and creatures. Make it as beautiful as you possibly can imagine in your higher visions. Allow for higher life forms to be able to visit this New Earth. See this new earth as the Heaven you have always envisioned in the highest possible way. Think of this like designing your new home and decorating it… but on a planetary scale.

Then, think of it as it has already happened. Many of us felt the shift, or rather the separation of the old 3D and energies of the New 5D Earth on January 11, 2011. So many of us consciously felt that and openly discussed it. So then, we can speak of the New Earth to others as it has already happened! Know in your heart, you have already manifested it as that has occurred. Now, we are just adding details. See this New Earth as YOUR HEAVEN to be lived in and enjoyed with all that you love. The more you spend time focusing on this, the more you will be adding your vibrations to manifesting that form into existence… The more we collectively focus on this, the faster it manifests. This is just like anything else we learned about manifesting on the 3D and now 4D worlds of polarity, except it will manifest far easier and quicker in these new higher vibrations. It all depends on how many persons participate, as the greater the number, the more energy is put into the manifestation process. Remember, 5th Dimensional Earth is one of the Heart and of ONENESS, and will not have the polarity experienced in the lower dimensions.

Envisioning this manifestation and sending it to the universe from your heart, IS indeed praying. Spending 40 Days doing this, is spending 40 Days in prayer! You ARE creating from your vision into form. Send your personal visions out from the love and the power of ONENESS in your heart. During the coming dimensional shift, this New Earth WILL manifest as our New Collective Reality, or rather we will shift to that world we collectively created!

As you envision, allow your unlimited vision to also include all the magic you can even believe is possible. Telepathy, levitation, de-material and materialization, teleportation, instantaneous creation, and all those avatar powers you dream of should be included. Everything you would think could be done in Heaven, include it all! Feel and see yourself as you can already experience this. Feel the LOVE, the PEACE, the Fulfillment and Joy. See everyone and everything having complete abundance, health, prosperity, and wants for nothing. See yourself as living in a youthful you being ageless and timeless, creating your physical being anyway you so desire. Paint or draw the New Earth as you envision it, if this helps you. Know the higher truth as you do this, which IS that you in fact already live forever! Realize your spirit has always been here and will always be here, until we are all called back to the Creator. That trumpet call has now been sounded! Remember and Know who you truly ARE…

If you so desire, se yourself as a Galactic Traveller with a Home Base on New Earth. Be an explorer of other worlds and the universe. You may see yourself as one who is in service to others. In reality of the higher truths, that service to others is our true path, when we finally wake up and leave this lower world of ego and separation. Create this vision with the highest of vibration you can spiritually focus upon it. NO LIMITATIONS! ALL those who step into this new reality should have no needs. Everyone should have all needs fulfilled, leaving them time to love, to experience in whatever way they so choose.

Until ET Disclosure happens, and those of the Light in high places of Government can make their moves, there is little we individually can do to change the current 3D Earth situation. An intense Focusing on manifesting the New 5D Earth IS one of the most powerful things we can do now. Yes, there will be many events occur this summer, as this 40 Day event unfolds… Yes, we must still walk with our feet on both 3D and 5D Earth. That is par for the course, as we transmute negativity of Mother Earth and prepare her for the Ascension, or the New 5D Earth she is too become. Our collective vision of New Earth is a powerful way to focus our intent during this time of waiting. Many persons are beginning to call for this focus on the vision of 5D Earth.

A few others speak about fixing the Old 3D Earth. With Fukushima and all the radiation that is contaminating the globe, as well as all the destruction that has and is being done to Earth as civilization progressed, humanity would have a difficult time on Earth remaining in this current dimension. Many persons choosing not to awaken and who remain 3D will soon be sickened from the radiations that are perpetually emitting from Fukushima and collecting in humanities foods. This radiation coming from Fukushima is accumulative in foods and persons bodies. Much of this radiation will remain for BILLIONS of years, as it was MOX Fuel with plutonium. 3D Earth is now poisoned pretty good.

Actually, remaining on 3D Earth has never has been what we are to do, although we got used to it. We were always supposed to learn our Earth School lessons and then ascend. We were not supposed to remain in the dense vibrations and separation from God and our true selves as we experience 3D Earth. That time was always supposed to be limited, and we volunteered for our soul growth, as well as to Feed The Mind Of God via our experiences there. Many persons don't yet comprehend that. It can be difficult to imagine a New Earth for many. That is why those of us who can, must accept this challenge for the collective! We ALL came from the higher dimensions. Originally we came from Source, from the highest of all dimensions. We dropped and lowered ourselves to experience the lowest of the low. That is what has been known as "The Fall" We volunteered and chose to be separated from Source and who we really are for that experience. Now it is time to remember and to return. As we remember and release the old, it is time to envision and manifest our new collective reality. It is time to ascend and begin our journey back to source!

I challenge each one of you to spend the 40 Days between June 21, 2011 and August 1, 2011 to completely detach from as much of the 3D events currently going on as you can, and use that time to focus on manifesting the New Earth.

For those who want to participate, but have not "activated their heart chakras" Please spend the Month of June focusing your consciousness centering it into your heart. This can be done by intent, and can only be done by LOVE, the highest of all vibrations. Your heart chakra when activated truly activates all your other spiritual powers and begins returning you to that which you truly are, and from where you originally came. Chakra activation begins the process of Ascension for all humans.

I also ask that each of you share this 40 Day 5D New Earth Manifestation Event with as many persons as possible. The more persons joining in, the quicker the manifestation occurs. You may copy this writing, or rewrite your own. You may add to this, or take away whatever you desire. That does NOT matter to me. What matters is that we come together collectively to get the job done. Remember too, that the more persons who join together to focus their intent on this particular New Earth Manifestation, the more readily it manifests… The square root of 1% of the current population of Earth is what is needed to make this shift… Roughly 8000 persons joining in can do this. If we have tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands or even millions, the more readily this manifestation will occur.

With Unconditional Love For ALL THAT IS

Bill Ballard
"Manna Ra"

[From Laura again: To join in this event officially, click here. As with Ocean’s 11:11, if you’re not on Facebook, or you’re not a “group” person, no matter. You can still participate on your own. We change the world one inside and one thought at a time. As within, so without; as above, so below. Much love to all of you! ]

Wild Foraging and Weeds: Why Wild Things Make My Heart Sing

Anyone who follows me on Facebook, walks in the woods (or anywhere!) with me, peruses titles on my growing stack of library books, or visits our backyard may possibly have noticed a teeny tiny obsession with all things wild. This is not something new, but it has most definitely intensified since October 2010, when I took an Urban Foraging Class on my first visit to Madison. In years past, I delighted in dandelions, lambs quarters, nettles and purslane, with the occasional sorrel mixed in for good measure. My friend Cecilia showed me a wild strawberry bush and fig tree in Petaluma, and we spent some blissful times gorging ourselves on Nature’s bounty. Perhaps it’s the faery in me, but I’ve always loved weeds, especially clover that attracts honey bees and Leprechauns … as well as forget-me-nots and all things foresty.

In addition to the woods, medicinal herbs have also held a space close to my heart, especially since I first began my Medical Intuitive practice while doing an apprentice trade with a Seattle herbalist of 50+ years (no longer practicing). In exchange for me “reading” his clients, he taught me what he knew about Chinese, Ayurvedic and Native American Herbal Remedies. We both learned lots and his clients benefited from our joint efforts. In my pre-“I not only believe in past lives, but I offer past life readings” days, he would assure me that I must have spent many lifetimes working as a healer because I seemed to just “know” all the remedies. I’ve gradually learned more on a conscious level, and I’ve obviously gotten over my reluctance to attribute any past life infiltration of knowledge! Still, one thing I missed in working with him was the experience of actual plants. All the herbs he used arrived as powders. The most I interacted with them was by taking them internally or counting capsules for his clients. I appreciated the ways he helped me heal from my brain injury, along with the training, but part of me longed to connect with the plants themselves.

Fast forward ten years: living in a house in eco-friendly Madison has provided me with a yard, unsprayed bike trails, and a community of people interested in permaculture, organic gardening and wild food foraging. I’ve since attended another urban foraging class, as well as a Wild Edibles Dinner, hosted by Kathleen Wildwood of Wildwood Institute. The gourmet, multi-course meal was foraged and prepared by the owners of Moonwise Herbs, and it truly inspired me with more community, delicious, deeply nourishing food, and a greater appreciation of the abundance all around us.

As a Lazy Raw Foodist and newbie gardener, I love so many things about wild foods! For one thing, they grow without effort. Instead of weeding the garden, watering the soil, and carefully fertilizing seedlings, you can just let the weeds have at it. I find this comforting, as I watch how slowly my cultivated seedlings have sprouted and begun to grow, in vast contrast to the abundance and fast spurts of dandelions, lambs quarters and wild violets. Our backyard came with lots of bulb plants like hostas and lillies, but I’ve also found wood nettles, bee balm, garlic mustard (great for pesto!), what appears to be plantain, clover, creeping Jenny, wild lettuces, a transplanted stinging nettle, ferns (for fiddleheads), various now potted mints, and some possibly edible leeks. We also inherited three raspberry bushes, two elderberry trees, and some burdock from a permaculture enthusiast who needed to trim back her bounty. These all look happy and vibrant among my kale, chard, chives, strawberries, herbs, nasturtiums and marigolds.

Much happier than my poor tomato plants! Dear me, if I based my gardening experience on the joy of some of the trickier specimens, I’d feel so discouraged that I just might quit. Instead, the weeds provide wonderful greens for smoothies and salads, as well as “proof” that our tiny, unplanned yard can provide abudant produce. If I expand my “garden” outward to include nearby bike paths, I find Juneberry trees, more elderberry, giant dandelions, large burdock and cattails, which I have yet to try. I hear that cattails offer all parts as edibles during various points of the year, but still want some help identifying which parts to harvest when. Our landlord, who lives behind us, also offered his crabapple trees and cherry tree during harvest time. These produce much more than birds and the nearby humans can handle without canning, freezing or dehydrating. Supposedly the crabapples make an excellent cider, and I’m happy to experiment when the time comes.

The Wild Edibles Dinner featured a dessert made from Japanese Knotweed berries, which some of you may recognize as a primary ingredient in Resveratrol supplements. Indeed, David Wolfe has mentioned Japanese Knotweed as a major immune system support for people suffering from Lyme Disease, and I used these to help my ex-husband recover from his Advanced Stage Lyme. There’s a saying among herbalists that Nature provides whatever you need nearby, so I find it interesting that Japanese Knotweed has become a massively invasive species in Wisconsin, where Lyme Disease also runs rampant. I’ve heard the same thing about teasel root growing fast in Oregon and other areas with a LD issue. I don’t have LD, but I must say, that Japanese Knotweed crisp rocked! So much so that I’m going to call the folks trying to eradicate it from a nearby park to see if I can harvest the unsprayed berries.

I love how Nature seems to “know” exactly what issue someone has and synchronously provide just the plants necessary for healing. Anyone who reads this blog knows that I consider humanity to be in a crisis state right now. From government to corporate to environmental abuses to the restriction of all herbs in the EU, we need to wake up and shift! Planet Earth does not require humanity for her survival. In addition to taste and medicinal properties, I love the resilient and unstoppable qualities of weeds. We are what we eat, and we could do much worse than weeds. In fact, weeds balance disturbed or unhealthy ecosystems. Things like dandelion, comfrey and burdock grow extremely deep roots, drawing minerals up to renourish depleted soil. Weeds spring up when the Earth needs healing. By eating more weeds, we can become, on a cellular level, Earth healers. By eating wild things, we become wild, too — more easily able to free ourselves from outmoded societal conditioning that destroys communities and our sense of connection with each other and our environment.

Harvesting local foods frees us from dependence on oil and the transportation system used to bring us the produce we take for granted. It also frees us from having to pay for food. Although I have plenty of money to buy groceries, I recognize BigBanks, BigOil, BigAg and BigPharma as major culprits in all things wrong with our world right now. I would love to live completely outside the system, and I keep researching ways to increase my own independence (and interdependence with more preferable groups). In the meantime, collecting weeds, wild foraging for edibles and seeding easy-to-grow organic plants at home, brings me step-by-step closer to greater harmony with the Earth and my own Nature-loving soul. Learning how to survive on wild items also lets me relax about potential world food shortages caused by poor weather conditions, disasters or disruption of food transportation.

I’m nowhere near my final goals, but I begin each morning marveling at the abundance and beauty all around me. I find it fun. The spunky part of me who’s familiar with Codex Alimentarius and Agenda 21 also gets excited to think of myself like a weed. In a world where governments at best fail to protect their citizens and at worst are actively creating weather, environmental and pharmaceutical conditions to destroy, starve or poison large portions of the population, eating weeds and wild things is my way of celebrating strength and life. Just TRY to eradicate dandelions! Just try to get rid of wild violets and garlic mustard. Even with the most intense chemicals and poor conditions, new ones will no doubt pop up. I have lambsquarters growing in my patio cracks! Feeling that resilience and expansion in myself makes me giggle. I also feel deeply nourished and joyful.

If you decide to forage, I strongly suggest connecting with experienced people in your area. You’ll also want to make sure the no one sprays or pollutes the plants you’d like to eat, and identification does matter. You’ll want to learn the key differences between wild edibles and poisonous lookalikes. If in doubt, don’t eat it! Personally, I find the learning curve exciting. Yes, it takes up a lot of my current time and energy, but I consider the process both recreational and restorative. In a world of change, those who cling to the old may perish, but those who adapt, thrive. I intend to flourish, regardless of circumstances, and I feel ever so grateful for the challenges that brought me more in tune with Earth and some beautiful humans and animals on this planet.

Accelerated Reiki 1 and 2 Certification Class in Madison

Accelerated Reiki Level 1 and 2 Certification Class in Madison, WI: Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Pre-registration required because space is limited, and there will be recommended reading and handouts ahead of time. Reiki is an ancient healing method rediscovered in the 19th century by the Japanese monk Dr. Mikao Usui. It offers an easy, non-draining way to provide hands on or distant healing through energy exchange and profound relaxation, allowing the recipient’s body, mind, soul and spirit to access their own deepest healing. Reiki can be practiced professionally, or as an adjunct to one’s own spiritual and holistic activities. I became a Reiki Master Teacher in March 2002 and have been certifying practitioners and Reiki Master Teachers ever since.

Students will learn and/or receive:
• History, nature, and science of Reiki.
• Reiki Level 1 & 2 Attunements.
• Experiencing Reiki energy.
• Using Reiki with other healing arts.
• Discussion of 21-day cleanse.
• Treating animals and plants.
• Essence scanning process.
• Establishing a Reiki practice.
• Practice self-treatment hand positions.
• Different qualities of Reiki energy
• Hayashi Healing Guide discussion.
• Clearing rooms & cleaning crystals
• Reiki Circles.
• What a Reiki lineage represents.
• Chakras and healing.
• Mental/Emotional Balance technique
• Giving a Reiki treatment with hand positions.
• How to send Reiki thru time & space
• Legal Responsibilities as a Reiki Practitioner.
• How to amplify Reiki energy.

At the end of the training, each student will receive a certificate acknowledging completion of Reiki Levels 1 and 2, as well as recognition as a Reiki Level 2 Practitioner. Taking any Reiki training with me also qualifies each student to audit (at no cost) any additional Reiki classes taught by me, up to and including the level completed with me (space permitting).

Rates: Regular rates for the classes are: $175 for Reiki 1 if prepaid 1 week early; $200 closer to class date; and for Reiki 2, it would normally be $275 (with early prepay discount) or $300 closer to the class (so, $450 or $500). When I teach a combined class, I offer it for a total of $400 if paid two weeks prior or $450 closer to the date of the class.

For more information or to register, please contact Laura by phone: 775-750-9140 or email brunoleaf at yahoo dot com.

The 12 Laws of the Universe

Good reminders of the 12 Universal Laws (including the Law of Attraction) and how we can use these to create the world we wish to participate in and enjoy:

Pluto in Leo

Today we have a special guest blog post by Chicago-based Astrologer/Acupuncturist Dean Scarpinato. Today’s post carries a special message for those born between 1939 through 1957, when Pluto was in Leo; however, Dean includes many relevant details for all of us, as he explains the characteristics of Pluto itself.

Right now, Pluto’s in Capricorn, a placement that emphasizes rooting out any and all hidden deeds, secrets and abuses. One need only turn on the news, Facebook, glance at magazines on a grocery store rack, or live in one of the many areas with uprisings, to note that things are turning inside out and upside down. Actually, I would argue, at long last, that things are turning right side out and right side up! In any case, I loved Dean’s information-packed and thought-provoking Facebook Note so much that I asked if he would allow me to publish it on my blog. Many thanks, and I hope you find as much value in this as I do! Dean’s note begins here:

Pluto in Leo represents a generational trend. It is what we call an “outer planet” like Neptune and Uranus and it represents karmic tides washing over mankind and moving us ahead in our evolutionary path. These evolutionary changes are also played out within the individual as we grow or fail to grow along with the currents. We are different today than we were in 1945. And an individual with Pluto in Leo will experience and express this energy differently than one with Pluto in Cancer or Virgo.

Pluto is also known as the Dark Lord Hades. He is the brother of Jupiter and the ruler of the underworld. Perhaps he is best known for his dark dalliance with Persephone whom he kidnapped from a field of narcissus and whisked away on his invisible steed to his underworld dungeon.

Pluto represents the darker aspects of sex, the lust for power, and the darkest longings thereof. As sex is the doorway into this incarnation and death is the doorway out they represent two sides of the same coin, and Pluto represents each. Many times sex and death are interlinked in the darker fantasies of sadomasochism as well as those fantasies spun out of control into crimes. There is incredible power, attraction and fear in both subjects. Even the mention of sex brings a reaction of some sort when we read it.

It has the power to control, at least momentarily all of our human actions and thought forms. Many mystics and monks devote their whole life to breaking its grip, usually to find it forcing expression through some other more perverse form while madmen give in totally to its control becoming in many cases offenders or creeps. Those of a Taoist perspective recognize its power and force and seek to recirculate its jing through the Acupuncture Meridians that they may harness its strength and save their glands from constantly needing to replenish themselves.

That is the power of Pluto. It is all encompassing, obsessive and overwhelming. The dark magician, and the sexual magician crave this power like a drug while the unwitting addict is simply consumed.

Pluto is power achieved by ill-gotten means, the mafia chief, the politician, the Plutocrat. Pluto is the hypnotic spell of unreality cast over “reality” in Plato’s Cave or the Matrix. And Pluto goes to the deepest recesses of the bowels of the situation to bring all that is hidden into the light of day. Today in Capricorn it is exposing the sickness of autocratic society and the perverse evil that is the capitalist system. The system seems completely intent upon showing its hidden hand and while a large number of people resort to plugging their ears, closing their eyes, clicking their ruby slippers and repeating “This isn’t happening, this isn’t happening,” it is. And Pluto has about 15 years to shake the system to its physical and emotional limit before even considering the grand climax, the final surrender.

Pluto is the Matrix; Plato’s Cave. How much do we go along with an obvious illusion before we have the courage to stand up for what is real? And then how do we know that it is not just another more clever illusion? And if all the so-called “sane” people are truly trapped in what we now recognize to be illusion, what does that say of the “madman?” We all know that there is a fine line between genius and madness. Is it the same fine line that exists between eccentricity and insanity? Money and social position?

A megalomaniac schizophrenic with delusions of grandeur sends 18 year old children out to butcher innocent people in horrible ways to instill upon the earth his vision of reality. Is that not by definition evil? Well I guess that depends on whether you are Nixon or Manson. Now imagine that you are a god with infinitely more perspective and a little too slick to be wrapped in the American Flag by the likes of Right Wing Conservatives. You’ve seen empires come and go and you recognize the corruption inherent in each. Now tell me: Do you stand and salute the American Flag Oh Great God Zeus or do you revile these mortals? That is a question you can be expected to answer when you come to the gates of Hades.

OK what does this mean to you? When we say that Pluto is in Leo it means that the energies and characteristics of Pluto merge and transform (especially with Pluto which is by definition transformation) with the energies and characteristics of Leo. Pluto was in Leo from 1939 through 1957, the age of Plutonium where the atomic bomb lit the earth like the sun (Leo). Science could become the bringer of life for all the world, like the Sun. No more hunger, no more war. A world built on cooperation and mutual benefit. Or it could choose the path of plutocracy, concentrating the power and wealth and resources in the hands of a very few very insane white men, most if not all, Zionist Bankers.

We could do, as Pluto or Hades would like and lord the nuclear potential over all the people of earth, steal the resources, rape the women and plunge societies into starvation by cutting them off of their own land and water rights. We could use the dark power of the god of Hades (Hell) to allow people known to be members of Skull and Bones or the “Brotherhood of Death” most notably perhaps one George HW Bush whose Bonesman name is “Magog” to covertly run drugs and make trillions off of wars and rumors of war plunging the world, into hell, the kingdom of Lucifer and thus fulfilling the role of the Biblical Magog.

Or we could recognize that we are all one under the Sun and create a world in which we shared the resources and guarded each others dignity and encouraged each others creativity. We could. But nobody believes it and even if they do they’re too busy working for Mammon, shoveling coal into the furnaces of hell, praying for the time they can punch out, all the while producing huge profits for someone else while owing their soul to the company sto’. Wage slaves they’re called.

On a personal level every one of us has to decide which reality we want and live it. To the degree that we live up to our own expectations without arbitrary bullshit from outside sources we are happy. To the degree that we stifle our true desires and contort ourselves to conform to some external expectations we are miserable.

And so to a major degree this is the question your generation had to answer as you guys ushered in the ’60’s. Be-in’s and Love In’s and crash pads incense and power to the people. But all that “We should be together” hype broke down right quick into prima donna, diva star trips. And so the hippies are a farce even though the essence of what was prophesized is valid and needs to save the day here and now. But all those self indulgent rock stars bought into their own hype as Leo is wont to do, especially when Pluto is there to make the point.

So on a personal level is it all about you or can you be part of a new paradigm? Pluto in Leo will ask you this every day in every way in disguises that just leave you shaking your head wondering WTF? But it’s all about how much of your work and creativity is for your own self aggrandizement. It’s a slippery slope here because no one is saying you shouldn’t be proud or honored for your achievements. I certainly am not. Nor am I trying to tell you what to do with your money.

I am saying that the Sun can bring life and nurture and warmth and joy to all. Pluto in Leo as a generation believed in a better world where every person had their basic needs met and fear was wiped away. It is possible. If there is such a thing as heaven this is it. If one believes in Christ and utters the Lord’s Prayer “Thy Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven,” then one has a responsibility to try to create that or they have no business calling themselves Christians.

Well what is your vision of heaven? And how are you making it manifest on Earth? And how much of what you’re keeping for yourself involves rationalization and cop-out? And how are you prepared to change and move more into the direction of a true warrior of peace? This is enough to last an entire life time and it will. Pluto will see to it. And it is a test you will pass one day, one lifetime so from the logical cosmic perspective of the mystic, the time to really start (clearly you’ve been working on this for many lifetimes) but the time to start with all your conscious faculties is NOW.

“I can’t I’ve got deeds to do and promises to keep,” isn’t gonna cut it. You know it and so do I. Pluto is where you will ultimately answer to yourself. And it will never stop bugging you, even in your sleep. That’s his job. To take you through hell until you can’t take any more and you finally say “Show me another way!” That’s the day you get your wings. Learning to use them is quite a process.

(Thanks, Dean! Dean Scarpinato is an Acupuncturist/Astrologer who can best be contacted through Facebook.)