Archive for June, 2012

Last Day to Sign Up for June Specials

June sure flew by! I’ve had a lot of fun offering these goodies this month. One more day for the June Specials:

Avalon Oracle Card Readings

These half hour ($55.55) or hour ($111) readings use Colette Baron-Reid’s “The Wisdom of Avalon Oracle Cards” as springboards for deeper discussion. Regular readers of this blog know I have a strong resonance with Avalon and the faery realm, but I’ve not offered regular sessions with this deck before. Divided into “Messengers of Avalon,” “Animal Guides of Avalon,” “Guides of the Faery,” and “Sacred Journey Markers,” this gorgeous deck honors the Mystery and parts the veil. This month’s readings combine the synchronous selection of cards with whatever the guides choose to share through me. They offer a different yet powerful glimpse beyond tarot, designed to awaken your own sense of mystery, mysticism and delight in life.

45-Minute Raph (Archangel Raphael) Channeled Sessions

Most local Madison and Milwaukee area clients know I offer private “Raph” (pronounced “Rawf”) Sessions, but people from further away have been asking if I can do these over the phone as well. Yes, yes, yes! I have worked closely with Archangel Raphael since researching my honors thesis in 1994. Although AA Raphael always advises me in Medical Intuitive and other sessions, I had never thought to try channeling until it happened spontaneously in January 2011. I had asked David to hypnotize me so I could get out of my own way to do an intense Medical Intuitive session on myself. Lo and behold, an angel appeared. Well, sort of! Raph calls himself “an aspect of what humans call the Archangel Raphael energy collective,” explaining that this entire energy could not fit within the confines of a 3D body.

Raph has an accent, a gentle and wry sense of humor, and strongly healing, loving and supportive presence. Since January 2011, I’ve offered many private channeled sessions as well as public events. As a healer, Raph’s primary intent is to connect with individuals who wish to embrace their own healing and freedom on all levels. As individuals seek, find, love, and move beyond their own blocks and blinders, they free others to do so, too. Raph welcomes questions about your personal life or global issues.

$133 for 45-Minutes, in-person in Madison or by phone. (Yahoo Instant Messenger sessions are not available for channeled sessions.)

These specials are valid if prepaid through today, June 30, 2012. They can be scheduled later. Please email me for availability and additional details.

Reiki and the Revolution

I love sharing little snippets of change that indicate even larger shifts. We hear so much negative stuff these days, along with unverifiable “positive,” “pie in the sky,” “oh, I hope so but I’m not holding my breath” stuff. The following message came in an excited email from one of the Reiki Master Teachers I trained back in 2010, Gina LaVerde. I happen to know that she’s not alone in spreading Reiki to some unexpected students in the Chicago area. I’ve trained two other Chicago Reiki Master Teachers this year, and one of them is currently working in the criminal justice area as well.

This is how change happens, people! And this is one of the reasons I’ve felt called to train so many Reiki Master Teachers, especially in the past year. As Albert Einstein so wisely said, “You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.” Higher vibrations create ripple effects. This is a time to examine and re-evaluate all of our skills, all of our gifts. What can we share, and how can we share those things in multi-layered ways? This is a time of digging deep, using all resources, double and triple using them if necessary, as a way of realizing how much we all already have. Many thanks to Gina for sharing her story here, and many thanks to everyone making a difference in our beautiful world!

Laura,

I just had to share! I asked the universe how I can help heal this establishment… Government etc. I don’t hate on the police, president etc. I just know things have to change and are changing and I tend to look at it in a peaceful light.

Well, part of my answer was revealed to me today…

Some Chicago police officers have signed up for my weekend of Reiki in Chicago to become practitioners and masters.

Also some lawyers, and Chicago public school teachers,

It’s always fun to share with people already on this path… But to have police out of the blue just come to me… I’m very excited and hopeful.

😉

Gina LaVerde
Being You Just Got Blissed
Blissedlife.com
773-598-8807

The Communication Cure

I think this is my favorite TED talk ever! “The CEO and founder of Intuitive Intelligence, Dr. Neha Sangwan is an Internal Medicine physician and corporate communication strategist empowering healthcare practitioners, organizational leaders and corporate employees in their own self-care. Dr. Sangwan is an international speaker and media spokeswoman on the topics of conflict resolution, leadership and team transition, power and hierarchy, stress management, and employee wellness.” She covers everything from the mind-body-spirit connection (Medical Intuitive awareness from an allopathic doctor!) to Saudi-Indian-American relations to media misrepresentations of conflict when there’s truly a connection among cultures. All in all, this is a fabulous, heartwarming talk. Enjoy!

Active Hope

Last evening, David and I attended a lecture by author, translator and activist Joanna Macy regarding her most recent book called “Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy.” Co-authored with Chris Johnstone, this book takes an unflinching look at what Joanna describes as three streams: 1) the increasing fascism and control/destruction of individual rights and our environment; 2) “The Great Unraveling,” as these structures begin to suffocate under their own weight and insider exposures; and 3) “The Great Turning,” also called the Awakening, the new environmentalism, the Golden Age, and many other things.

Joanna’s talk discussed three aspects of activism, corresponding to these streams: 1) political/structural attempts to ” “slow down” the devastation, using the system to improve the system; 2) development of creative new ways to solve problems, such as the many eco-friendly and community-based start-up endeavors; and 3) a return to Old Wisdom and complete reconnection with Mother Earth — a recognition of our own hands as full of stardust and full of Earth.

Here’s the description we received from the Madison Area Permaculture Guild:

“Joanna Macy, world renowned deep ecologist and eco-spirituality elder, will be in Madison and present a public talk at First Unitarian Society. For decades, the octogenarian Macy has been spreading the word of the needed Great Turning from an Industrial Growth Society to a Life Sustaining Society. She teaches practices to help bring this about, starting with spiritual awakening.This is her first time speaking in Madison and an amazing opportunity.

http://www.activehope.info/index.html

“Active Hope is about finding, and offering, our best response to the crisis of sustainability unfolding in our world. It offers tools that help us face the mess we’re in, as well as find and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.

“’Books about social and ecological change 
too often leave out a vital component: 
how do we change ourselves 
so that we are strong enough 
to fully contribute to this great shift? 
Active Hope fills this gap beautifully, 
guiding readers on a journey of gratitude, grief, 
interconnection and, ultimately, transformation.’ 
~Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine.


“At the heart of this book is the idea that Active Hope is something we do rather than have. It involves being clear what we hope for and then playing our role in the process of bringing that about. The journey of finding, and offering, our unique contribution to the Great Turning helps us to discover new strengths, open to a wider network of allies and experience a deepening of our aliveness. When our responses are guided by the intention to act for healing of our world, the mess we’re in not only becomes easier to face, our lives also become more meaningful and satisfying.”

Amazon’s description of Active Hope follows:

“The challenges we face can be difficult even to think about. Climate change, the depletion of oil, economic upheaval, and mass extinction together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions. Active Hope shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face this crisis so that we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power. Drawing on decades of teaching an empowerment approach known as the Work That Reconnects, the authors guide us through a transformational process informed by mythic journeys, modern psychology, spirituality, and holistic science. This process equips us with tools to face the mess we’re in and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.”

We found ourselves recognizing a kindred spirit in Joanna, as she expressed so many of the ideas that David and I regularly discuss. In particular, she assessed that political and community activism and new projects cannot by themselves overcome the challenges presented to humanity right now. They can slow things down and sprout new ideas, but those new ideas will wither without good soil and an internal shift that changes the way we view our world. As within, so without. As a Buddhist, Joanna discussed how her faith has helped her to engage challenges, and she giggled at the irony of a Buddhist writing a book about “hope.” The concept of Active Hope as something one does, rather than just a passive wishing or attachment to results, brought a sense of groundedness, mindfulness and empowerment to her activism. She shared the idea that Active Hope occurs moment by moment as we choose which kind of world we wish to engage and nurture into being.

She also reminded us that we can never know our own ripple effect in the Universe. We can never truly know how those moment by moment decisions affect another person, animal, being or the entire, integrated collective. But we can know what feels better moment by moment, and we can continue to choose the world we envision and love. Joanna gave a call to Visionaries to hold the vision and to transform ourselves from within so that we’re ready to manifest that vision. We loved her talk, as did the packed sanctuary at the First Unitarian Society, also known as Frank Lloyd Wright’s home congregation.

We also loved the fact that she’s in her 80’s and continuing to travel around the world and inspire local projects. She acknowledged how Madison has sparked imaginations and hearts around the world, modeling peaceful, high vibe activism. She reminded us not to give up. Just because people experience a setback or a discouraging moment, doesn’t mean to throw in the towel. She exhorted those in attendance to keep going, keep shining, and keep bringing in the world we wish to create: “the world is watching Madison.”

Another highlight of the evening was Joanna’s reciting of some Rainer Maria Rilke poetry she had translated from the original German:

I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I give myself to it.

I circle around God, around the primordial tower.
I’ve been circling for thousands of years
and I still don’t know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?

~ Ranier Maria Rilke ~

(Rilke’s Book of Hours:Love Poems to God, translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy)

She finds poetry speaks to our times much more than prose and also recited a poem by Milwaukee resident Susa Silvermarie:

A Thousand Years of Healing

From whence my hope, I cannot say,
except it grows in the cells of my skin,
in my envelope of mysteries it hums.
In this sheath so akin to the surface of the earth
it whispers. Beneath
the wail and dissonance in the world,
hope’s song grows. Until I know
that with this turning
we put a broken age to rest.
We who are alive at such a cusp
now usher in
one thousand years of healing!

Winged ones and four-leggeds,
grasses and mountains and each tree,
all the swimming creatures,
even we, wary two-leggeds
hum, and call, and create
the Changing Song. We remake
all our relations. We convert
our minds to the earth. In this turning time
we finally learn to chime and blend,
attune our voices; sing the vision
of the Great Magic we move within.
We begin
the new habit, getting up glad
for a thousand years of healing.

– Susa Silvermarie

I will leave you with a video: Active Hope Show 1 – The Shambhala Warrior Prophecy

Joanna Macy tells the Shambhala Warrior Prophecy, twelve centuries old and from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Introduced by Chris Johnstone, this is the first episode of The Active Hope Show, which explores insights and practices that help bring out our best responses to the planetary emergency we face.

Aho!

TNA @ Rio+20: Lord Monckton Breaks Down the Rio Conference

I’m sharing below a fascinating interview with an insider admitting what’s really going on with Agenda 21 and the Rio +20. Good news: the globalists aren’t winning. There’s a strong movement in the opposite direction. We don’t need no stinkin’ Agenda 21 to save our Earth. We just need to love her, nourish her, garden and wild forage, and release all the technologies that remove human parasitic action. Lord Monckton explains a lot of other details about there being enough of everything to go around. Here’s an insider revealing that poverty is now the number one global issue, but his message comes through with great optimism. He explains how prosperity will help humans to live in co-existence with our fellow creatures and our planet. We can address real environmental issues instead of pseudo ones designed for a global government. Instead of lip service, we can offer real change. I love this message!

Flash Silvermoon Astroflash for the Uranus/Pluto Square

Yes, I’ve been posting a lot regarding the Uranus-Pluto Square! That’s because it’s an unusual event, with obvious repercussions in personal, global and international outlets. My sessions this week have all revealed an almost overwhelming level of intensity — so has the news (or things carefully censored out of the news). I find that people can handle just about anything once they learn enough about it to feel less overwhelmed. You don’t need to be an astrologer. I’m certainly not! But understanding the current and coming energy influences can help you gain clarity about what’s “yours” and what you’re just picking up on. It can also help you to focus on the most effective next steps. Reader Flash Silvermoon just submitted the following insights as a comment to yesterday’s post about the Cardinal T-Square, but I found her comment separate-post-worthy. Many thanks, and here’s Flash:

Feel free to share or comment Blessings Flash Silvermoon Astroflash THE UPCOMING URANUS /PLUTO SQUARE JUNE 24 ASTROFLICKER PART OF ASTROFLASH JUNE for the rest see http://www.flashsilvermoon.com/

We have been getting wake up calls by the thousands since Jan. 2008 when Pluto entered Capricorn and the walls of the Matrix started to rumble. Pluto has a way of exposing the Emperor in his “New Clothes” especially in the sign of Capricorn and it has been extraordinary how many Patriarchs and bastions of the Mainstream Culture have been found with their proverbial and literal pants down as well as their hands in the cookie jar. Does my rebellious heart good I must say.

Being a good Uranian, I hate hypocrisy and we are seeing the hypocrites fall day by day. Like Bob Marley said,”You can fool some people sometime but you can’t fool all the people all of the time, now you see the light – Stand up for your rights!”

This is a really important time to have a good talk with yourself and work on defining yourself and your purpose. If not now, then when? We will all have more opportunities for these “defining moments” as this time period shakes us up. If you are looking for the good old days, you had best forget that delusion. Yeah the good old days before women had more rights and black folks were still on the back of the bus and gays and lesbians were willing to live in closets as tight as a straight jacket! A new day looks pretty good to me and we can have this.

I am not just pumping a good progressive line either because whether we want change or not, it is coming and it is in our best interest to help shape it in the most humane way possible.

“It’s not that our national and global problems don’t have solutions. It’s not that there are insufficient resources. The crisis involves lack of leadership and ethics. Anyone trying for a solution must outsmart what amounts to a cabal of heavily armed thieves who are holding the planet hostage.” by Eric Francis, Astrologer
Pluto in Capricorn squaring Uranus is just the combination of energies that can unseat this deadly alliance.

One of the positive offerings of the Uranus/Pluto Square that is coming closer as we speak is that new ideas, new technologies can suddenly manifest as if out of the blue to tend to these Plutonic potentially tragic situations here on Earth.Uranus is great with surprises and presenting the unexpected and this challenging square that I have been talking about for a year or so will make its first exact square to Pluto on Sun. June 24 so keep this date in mind as we are certainly going to see some big changes on all levels then.

I know that some of this sounds so huge and you want to know “How will this effect me?” So glad you asked. We all have places in our lives that are not growing, are too toxic, or simply not life enhancing; be they lifestyles, health, jobs, relationships or whatever. These are the places to look for change and to make the room for it that is needed. We can go kicking and screaming or dancing, that is the choice and you will not lose anything that you really need.

With all these planetary and electromagnetic shifts, many of us are discovering that life as we have known it is changing and at a most rapid pace. If you are daily fielding all manner of physical malaise don’t worry, much of this is our system’s reaction to these changes in vibration and our DNA constantly adapting and transmuting the energies from the Third Dimension, which most still live in, to the 5th Dimension where many of us aspire. As I have said in the last 2 posts of ASTROFLASH these are Ascension symptoms which are also known as Kundalini Rising symptoms. This doesn’t mean forget the acupuncture and vitamins etc.just use good holistic tools to help you move more gently through these symptoms. Know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. If you need a Doctor see one but don’t freak when they can’t exactly find anything wrong with you.

* The Wise Woman’s Tarot – http://flashsilvermoon.com/ *
* What The Animals Tell Me Radio Show

Cardinal T-Square June 24, 2012

Intense times, folks! There is some serious energy moving today and the rest of this week. Revolutionary energy, on both personal and global levels. You might be feeling some of this inside yourself or watching children react to it with bizarre behavior. On the international level, the globalists at the G-20 are finalizing Agenda 21, which overrides national sovereignty. Many consider this a highly treasonous action. Not good. If you don’t know what Agenda 21 and its depopulation scheme is, you might want to research it to learn why you probably want to strongly envision and empower something else. There are much freer, way more positive ways to nourish and restore our Earth! Why would we put the very people and corporate influences who ruined our environment in charge of “cleansing” it? Let’s love our Earth and mean it, but we can also love our fellow human inhabitants. We deserve better than the “elite” have planned for us. We’ve got amazing spirits, hearts and imaginations: let’s use ’em!

I don’t like to dwell on negatives; I much prefer to pivot towards the positives I now want even more than I did before I heard the negatives. This post from Astro Eyes helps put things more into a positive, bigger picture, astrological perspective. Wake up, open your eyes, fix your focus on what you do want, and please send Reiki, hold prayers and intentions for peaceful, loving, healing, freeing connections and expansions:

Cathy Lindsey ~ Cardinal Square June 24, 2012 (Thanks to Bill and Gillian)

Today, June 24th we are experiencing for the first time in recorded history an exact Cardinal Square between Pluto and Uranus. This is a very powerful day. We first started to experience the Cardinal square back in the spring of 2010. Since then, we have gone through a lot of changes and transformations in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Most all the changes have been for the good in the long run.

So what is so different about this exact square? Since this square first formed in 2010 it has never been exact by degree and minute. Today this square for the first time in recorded history is exact by degree and minute in Cardinal energy. Pluto in Capricorn is at 8 degrees of Capricorn and 23 minutes, and Uranus in Aries is at 8 degrees and 23 minutes. One continuous flow of changeable, transformative, and urgent energy! These 2 planets have been wreaking havoc, causing disruptions, changes, and rebellions for the last couple of years, both in the world, and in our personal lives. Now the energy is stronger!!

The Cardinal Square consists of Uranus in Aries squared by Pluto. Uranus (the constant of change, thinking outside the box and into the future, with a focus on community and humanity), is in Aries (the warrior, the initiator, the winner, ego). Uranus in Aries is saying we need to change and think outside the box and into the future. We need to focus on community/humanity. We need to move from “Me” to “We.” Uranus in Aries is being squared by Pluto, the planet of transformation. Pluto only cares about the transformation of your soul and the soul of the Earth. Pluto does not care about ego, what kind of car you drive etc. It only cares about your soul. It demands integrity and respect for all. Pluto is in Capricorn (which rules Corporate America, the Government, the Banks and the Military). These planets are in Cardinal signs – cardinal energy – which means birthing of new, urgency, and change!

During this square we also have the Solstice Sun opposing Pluto and squaring Uranus! This means the Cardinal square is now a Cardinal “T” Square! The Solstice Sun in Cancer adds to this mix nurturing energy, healer energy, big mother, and also some added intuition. Everyone’s intuition has been heightened even more. Tune into it and Listen!

The Universe is speaking loudly and getting more urgent about it! With this exact flow of energy the Universe is getting serious. This will be one continuous flow of energy. This energy will be intense and it is a time to listen to your guidance and your body. These energies will let you know the areas in which you need to let go of things that are not vibrating where you are.

It is time to let go of things and situations that are holding you back so that you can move! Today is an important day and things will be activated. There could be events that happen today, especially with the Earth, like weather things, earthquakes, tidal waves, volcanoes, wild weather etc, and things that will play out over the next weeks and months. Things also will be activated in ourselves, around change and transformation with the feeling of urgency. There will be seeds planted at this time that will play out over the next several months. Not everything will happen today but they will begin! Manifest and create how you would like that to play out in your life and in your community. Things may get a little rocky and bumpy. This can represent a change of the old order, which can feel unstable and insecure, and moving it into the new order you are creating!

It is a time to go with what feels right and follow your guidance. Flow with the changes. Those that will have the most problems during this time are those who wish to remain unchanged.

We are “birthing the new” meaning that, when you give birth to a baby, you do not know what the baby is going to look like in 10 to 20 years, or what they will do or how they will act. You don’t know any of that because you are just giving birth to the baby. That is what is happening to this new world we are birthing. We don’t know what it is going to look like yet. All we can do is just follow our guidance. Go with what we feel needs to be done. Think with your Heart!

Some Symptoms – Urgent feelings, feeling overwhelmed, not sleeping at night, an abundance of energy or a lack of energy, feeling wiped out, an almost jittery feeling, not enough time, nausea, headaches, loss of focus, feeling rushed, stressed, stiffness in the neck etc.

Take time to meditate and be quiet. Listen to your guidance. Manifest. You are creating a new you, a new life, a new community, a new world. This is a time to be very careful, watch where you are driving, and watch others. Watch what you say, and how you say it, and what you do. Be cautious! Be kind! Watch the weather. With this kind of energy, accidents can easily happen. Especially little accidents. It is a good day to be quiet with yourself and listen, or gather in community.