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Did a Shift Occur Last Week?

People keep asking me if some kind of shift happened sometime last week, so I thought I’d respond here. Yes, in my experience, another shift occurred in the late afternoon (East Coast US time) on March 17, 2014. Though subtle, I felt it as a distinct “click,” after which long stuck things suddenly started to move in surprising ways. Others I’ve heard from began to notice the effects as last week progressed: greater fluidity of “time,” exceptionally high levels of synchronicity, a new-found sense of purpose on a much clearer life path. I realize not everyone noticed this shift, but enough people have asked me about it that a shift does seem to have occurred.

In my own life, this shift has played out in a few interesting ways. The moment of the “click,” I was sitting near a wood stove at a Starhawk’s Fifth Sacred Thing book discussion group. We went around the circle each sharing a practical inspiration from the chapters we’d read for that meeting. I mentioned finding alternative ways to reuse human “waste” so that we’re not flushing them down the toilet with pure drinking water:

“I buy manure, and yet I know David and I eat more cleanly than most of the animals whose poop we purchase to fertilize our garden. Meanwhile, Obama is selling our Great Lakes to foreign countries and corporations, and they’re trying to sell Mt. Shasta water to a corporation instead of farmers at a time of severe California drought. There may come a time in the not so distant future that we don’t want to flush drinking water down the toilet! Water is sacred.

“I think of this every single day, and I don’t even know how to bring it up in a public policy discussion. No one wants to talk about poop. In terms of preparedness, it makes good sense, too, because raw sewage is what causes cholera outbreaks after disasters. Our cities ought to have action plans even if they don’t plan to implement them until necessary, but again, how do you go to a city meeting and start talking about humanure?”

People giggled, but then the strangest thing happened. A new book group attendee revealed that she works as an engineer for the nearby City of Elkhart. She deals daily with people in charge of water and sewage. She asked for book references so that she and others could read about healthier, more Earth-friendly ways of dealing with human “waste” — preserving water, removing the need for caustic chemicals, and finding safe ways to recycle nutrients. She committed to learning about current codes and how people might go about addressing them. Although everyone had snickered a bit when I mentioned my concerns, we now all looked at each other with a Twilight Zone-esque awareness. Well, then! One of the Five Sacred Things just earned extra respect and consideration.

Other long held concerns found attention in the past week, too. We have our final Comprehensive Plan public meeting tonight, and as many as six aware people have told me they plan to attend the usually tightly managed meetings. Prior to this, I’ve been beating a lone drum that we would be wise to make certain that “sustainable development” means what we say it means rather than accepting a non-disclosed default definition from the big corporations who sponsor sustainable development, Monsanto included. (Monsanto has even gone so far as to win a “2014 sustainability award.”) Finally, some people have begun to pay a little more attention to “our” “local” “plan.”

Since last Monday, I’ve felt a sort of puffy cloud of protection around me, which has coincided with the inability of chemtrails to stick in the skies above us. I see the trails go out, but within minutes, the Sylphs fight them into wisps and tendrils.

clouds

Our evenings reveal unusually bright stars, and our air smells so much fresher than it did last March, when every day smelled (to me) like soot and chemicals.

In addition to the protected sky, I’ve felt and experienced physical protection around me. The most dramatic example happened on Saturday. I had frozen some soup in a Ball jar, which cracked in the freezer. I took it out and let it defrost in a bowl to catch the leaks. On Saturday, the liquid had all left, with just some chopped carrots, onion and celery inside the jar. For some reason, I decided to compost it and unscrewed the lid. The jar promptly exploded in my hand, as the lid seemed to be the only thing holding the pieces together. These were sharp glass shards and one hit the soft flesh between my left thumb and forefinger.

By all probabilities, I should have received a huge, possibly tendon slicing gash near the base of my thumb. Instead, I have a thin red line of unbroken skin, as if to say, “There but by the grace of God, Goddess, angels, faeries, orgonite and El Mundo Bueno, go I.” No skin broke, and on Sunday, even when I made the mistake of reaching (without looking) into the bin where I had put the broken glass, my hand survived contact with the sharp pieces. No broken skin. After the second encounter, I carefully disposed on the pieces, but both times, I felt this bubble of physical protection.

For whatever it’s worth, I’ve sensed that same protection around the world since early last week. Yes, we’ve got mudslides in Washington State, earthquakes and wars in other places, but compared to the energies that could be thrashing us right now, everything feels muted, dulled, and fizzled. I don’t know how universal this shift was, but enough people have asked me … and my own experiences have been dramatic enough … that I felt called to share.

Blessed Be!

Doreen Virtue ~ Weekly Oracle Report September 23-29, 2013

I’m definitely resonating with Doreen’s message so far for Monday and Tuesday. Waves and waves of relief about nothing in particular. I just feel fabulous and like a weight I didn’t know I was carrying has suddenly, inexplicably been lifted off my chest. In my case, it’s not so much about career as just about everything clicking together. I love how she uses a kitchen analogy for the early part of the week, because despite being extremely busy with sessions today, I also spent a lot of time in the garden and kitchen and had some unexpected blessings that I wouldn’t have realized without being open to things not going according to plan.

After processing huge amounts of basil and using up many key ingredients, I goofed and added way too much Parma to my original recipe (I corrected the amount for the ingredients listed below). The result was that my pesto was way too salty and almost cakey. It needed some other flavor, and I was tired of adding more and more basil. It was initially so bad that I considered throwing it out, but I had already invested lots of effort stripping the leaves off my bush basil, as well as all the ingredients.

Then I remembered that last week, my friend Paul gave me an idea for a surprise ingredient in pesto: mint! He makes his entirely of mint, but today, I just added a little bit to bring the flavors over the top, along with some cherry tomatoes I needed to use up.

Ummmm … wow!!!

As I have been harvesting and harvesting and blending and freezing pesto to clear away my basil plants for planting daikon radishes and spinach, my pesto pickiness level has really amped up. Each batch gets tastier, and this one (almost an entire quart, split into smaller containers) ended up so complex that I had to restrain myself from gobbling it down instead of freezing it. I still have masses of basil to remove before Fall planting, so tomorrow I may try to replicate this non-recipe, which I’ll share below. (Doreen’s video follows. It was just so synchronous that I actually giggled watching the video.)

Vegan Tomato Basil Pesto with Dandelion Vinegar, Hemp Seeds and Mint

Masses of basil leaves (I used the equivalent of 1.5 Vitamix blenders full, blending down to fit in one batch)

5 sprigs of peppermint approximately 6 inches long each, just pulling off the individual leaves

3 large cloves garlic

2-3 TBSP dandelion vinegar (apple cider vinegar that I had previously infused with dandelion blossoms; if you don’t have this — most people don’t! — you can use lemon juice or plain ACV)

Olive oil (1/4 cup??)

Miso (I used white, probably 1.5 TBSP)

Splash of wheat-free tamari

Handful of cherry tomatoes

Dash of birch sweetener

2 TBSP Chipotle Cayenne Parma (raw, vegan nutritional yeast “cheese” — I actually used more than this, hence my search for extra flavors, but this amount would have been plenty.)

1/4 cup or more hemp seeds

Blend together in batches. You might need to use the tamper to press down all those greens. If you want little crunchy bits, add the hemp seeds last and either don’t blend or only minimally process. This makes a lot of pesto! If you want less, scale the ingredients back. 🙂

OK … now that we’ve completed that detour, here’s Doreen!

Published on Sept 22, 2013

“This week is all about career opportunities. Previous blocks are lifted, and your prayers are answered in highly unexpected ways . . . provided you are open to seeing these answers! If you insist that your prayers are answered in one specific way, you may miss the gifts that are presented to you this week. Stay open and notice new doors of opportunity, and then walk through them! You will also likely feel extra sensitive and intuitive this week, after you cleared away a lot of old energy last week.”

August 2013 Special

So many people have recently asked me if I “ever do intuitive coaching” that I’m feeling called to offer another coaching special this month. The answer is yes, I do offer intuitive coaching. I am just a stickler about the differences between coaching and therapy, and I am extremely careful not to do something for you that you can appropriately do for yourself.

Coaching, as I offer it, is for people who recognize that they are the primary factor in making changes in their own life. Just as an athletic coach can assess an athlete’s talents and skills, recognize weak or sloppy habits, design targeted exercises to foster strong spots and strengthen weak spots, as well as help to motivate and inspire, I do much the same thing as an intuitive coach. I can and will do all these things, but I cannot and will not play the game for you.

Depending on your goal, I may bust you on some hidden but highly sabotaging beliefs, help you understand and thereby release and/or transcend externally imposed patterns, and encourage you to get very, very specific about how you’d love to feel in your new, healed life. I will not use coaching time to encourage you to wallow (or wallow with you) in old drama except for the expressed purpose of quickly using that negativity to determine what you’d rather be feeling and experiencing. My intuitive coaching is mostly present, future, and often parallel oriented, rather than past. The past I do tend to bring through is often relevant generational or past life insights — again, with an eye towards discovering and supporting you to embrace your preferred Now ‘n’ Later.

“Support” in intuitive coaching does not mean listening to a weekly recap of all the ways life isn’t perfect. That only underscores and amplifies those things. “Support” in intuitive coaching means helping you to recognize how you tell your own story to yourself and others and how to become a better storyteller of deeper, more satisfying and more pleasant stories. I’m trained as an English major, and I will urge you to explore the symbols, plot, characters, patterns and foreshadowing in your own life. I’ll encourage you to express your tale and your life in active rather than passive voice. I will “read,” brainstorm and help you create, edit and re-vision your story, so long as you remember your own role as author and protagonist. (If you really, really want to remain a victim or minor character in your own life, then I’m not the right coach for you.)

Sometimes this change process takes longer than others. I can help you understand pacing, cosmic/energetic plot and character influences, as well as suggest ways to streamline your story for faster action, but you maintain the primary power and responsibility for expressing your own life. You have far more control over your timing than I do. “How long will this take?” depends on a lot of inner subtleties that I can help you understand and shift; however, I would not presume to remove or steal those from you. Those subtleties, nuances and unique experiences are yours to make of and do with what you will.

If intuitive coaching as I offer it sounds like something you’d find helpful, then this month’s special offers a chance to engage at a lower rate. Normally, coaching sessions are $175/hour or $600/4 hours. This month (at a pre-edited 444 word count!) we’re calling in the angels to support the coaching process at a Special Rate of $444/4 hours. Offer valid if purchased through August 31, 2013, but sessions can be redeemed as needed before or after that date. Please contact me if you’d like to sign up.

Too funny! I had asked the angels to give me a sign that this was the right package to offer. That 444 word count appeared at just the right time. According to Doreen Virtue, “444 – The angels are surrounding you now, reassuring you of their love and help. Don’t worry because the angels’ help is nearby.” So there you have it: angelic endorsement of this month’s special. 😉

Cheers!

Is It Possible – Or Even Desirable – To Be Mentally Prepared for Apocalypse?

Yes, yes, yes! Thank you to Ann for bringing this one to my attention. Couldn’t have said it better myself, and yes, I do spend quite a bit of time saying just such things in my own way. We’re building a whole, healed world, with our hearts open, spirits engaged, feet on the ground and hands in the dirt. Nothing less than total immersion will produce the world we seek. In other words, New Age fluff bunnies and TEOTWAWKI fanatics are welcome to apply, but be prepared to get down and dirty. Excellent article!

Is It Possible – Or Even Desirable – To Be Mentally Prepared for Apocalypse

by Julian Rose
http://zengardner.com

Chinese Proverb

It should be very clear by now, to most thoughtful people, that we are well down the road of engineered collapse. Some might argue that we are already in the manifestation of ‘the end of days’.
It’s not important. What is important is to recognize that a combination of political corruption, corporate greed and military warmongering have pushed this planet’s ecological, social and cultural heart beat to the very edge of thrombosis. And that what stands behind this state of affairs is no longer a precipitous act of nature – as may have been the case 10,000 years ago – but a tightly knit enclave of power brokers.

These power broker’s agenda is, and has been, to foster the establishment of a destructive web, designed in such a way that the populous as a whole is subjected to a daily dose of toxic medicine, designed to instil an unbroken stream of anxiety and fear.

They count on the fact that by this time, and in the face of a continued sustained bombardment, the great majority of the human race will have submitted to their ‘protection’ – having believed (until too late) that each new phase of the crisis is caused by something other than a planned take-over of the control levers of society.

However, even the best of the dark side’s plans are vulnerable. In the course of locking down society and sterilising nature – unexpected reactions occur. Tornadoes do not follow their exact HAARP designed corridors of destruction. Wars in foreign Countries cannot always be executed according to plan. Not every country in this World has been willing to submit to US hegemony. Not every bank chooses to fleece its customers and fill its directors pockets full of gold. Not every global administration is willing to cave in to a Monsanto half-nelson. Not all people buy into the matrix. In short, there is resistance. Both by man and by nature. And it’s increasing. Then there is also the unseen resistance orchestrated by etheric forces which are constantly on vigil to counteract the most extreme of the sinister plans hatched by the enclave.

So here comes the dilemma. If this ongoing crisis should manifest itself ‘steadily’ – it might be possible to find some sort of manageable way to mitigate each of its phases. But if things should fall apart fast – a great swath of mankind will be swept downstream along with the debris and the detritus.

The prospect of a ‘fast fall’ presents us with a very particular conundrum – because it is hard for us to imagine an outcome that has no precedents – at least in the last 10,000 years or so. I am talking about an essentially ‘global’ collapse that happens on all fronts in relatively close time proximity to each other.

To prepare for something one cannot quite imagine demands a special type of concentration. It requires acute observation and analysis of the patterns of the disintegration process already under-way, not from one angle but from at least three or four. An observation process which then requires matching with intuitive insights. Our response to a perceived threat should always combine the intuitive and the rational.

Then, finally, one should make up one’s mind what action to take before things go critical. So any mental preparation for such an action needs to be preceded by prior consideration of an important fact: that the forces of good might increase in number and power at a faster rate than the forces of destruction are able to complete their demolition job. And that, if we lent our support more fully to the benign cause – we ourselves could be involved in playing a part in turning around the ultimate outcome. In guiding and shaping the future of our planet. Whereas, by failing to lend our support and concentrating instead upon a personal survival plan, a worst case scenario seems all the more likely to play out in full.

So you see, the actual end result is not decided by the villains or by fate or by God. It is decided by us. We who have been provided with the physical, mental and spiritual wherewithal to fulfill this extraordinary mission.

It is for this reason that I pose the question: is it even desirable to try to prepare for apocalypse? Should we not better direct our best concentration on addressing and confronting the cause?

The danger is that by devoting one’s self to the mental (and physical) preparation deemed necessary for surviving a worst case scenario, one precludes moving forward into the field of action to help shift the balance of power away from impending doom. One holds back from supporting the great gathering of shared human creativity that would bring about a victory for the bearers of light. The two approaches are essentially at loggerheads with each other.

I hear both. But most commonly today I hear calls to give up the impulse to take outward action – in favour of the ‘prepare for your survival’ inward reaction. Here it gets quite subtle: those who say ‘beat the retreat’ often do so quoting a spiritual or religious doctrine. For example: drawing upon the ancient wisdom of the Chinese masters – the Tao and the school of Lao Tzu. Here all is one in the great pool of absolute stillness. We find that place in us where ‘time’ is no longer. There is no rush; nowhere to go; nothing to do. The state of the world “is as it is”. The manifest energy of the universe (dark and light) is harmonized in perfect balance .. and we mirror that eternal state. In this state we cease contributing to the worldly confusion. It’s a deeply nourishing place to reside .. for an hour a day.

As I see it – this is the arrival point of the inner seeker. Of inner seeking. However – and this is crucial – it is not an end. It is simply a terminus. A transition point. It is the place where all roads converge and yet from which all roads expand out again. Like the spokes from the hub of a bicycle wheel. It is just one half of the breath – the inhalation – and its natural next movement is the other half of the breath – the exhalation. It is only when inhalation and exhalation work in rhythmic counterpoint with each other that we find equilibrium, movement, change, creativity. To stop in the inner world any longer than it takes to refuel one’s creative batteries – is spiritual escapism – and leads to deception and unwarranted self indulgence. It’s another fold in the Veil of Maya – and many appear to be trapped there.

Should one elect to stay in that place of perfect stillness, one will eventually atrophy the outgoing breath and loose any inclination to sow the fruits nourished during the times of special inner peace.

Spirit that has been well nourished wishes to go forth. It’s natural instinct is outward. It wants to sow its seeds in the wider world. This is the outward breath of the creative, brought to birth by the inward repose of the subjective. Consider those trees whose seeds burst open in the crevices of great sea corroded cliffs! That’s an expression of the sheer tenacity of the outgoing spirit. Yet if it is not ‘challenged’ but instead is locked into a cocoon, then even the spirit eventually becomes diluted and looses its unique social urge: the desire to go out amongst others to share, spread and fight for the propitious sowing of the divine energy.

It is put about in some circles that a key part of mental preparation for an apocalyptic event is to see the forces driving the impending collapse as ‘illusory’. Whereas ‘reality’ can only be experienced in the great stillness. The eternal now.

The subversive power of this message lies in the fact that it appears to offer a convenient solution to the problem. Rather than go out into the storm and join with others in pushing forward the seeds of the new agenda – one can seemingly stage a guiltless retreat into ‘another world’. One where there appears to be no sign of any looming crisis. Where one is absolved of the feeling that there is any useful purpose to be served by taking collective action to help stop the rot in the ailing world outside.

At this point I want to state that physically and strategically repositioning one’s self when confronted by the manifest expression of an anarchical police state is different. It is not turning one’s back – nor escaping. It is an essential component of taking action. One that provides a firmer basis for carrying on the resistance and planning the advance. It is part of the outward breath.

One need only remind one’s self of the horrors of Auschwitz to recognize what happens to those who fail to take critical strategic action when confronted by the close-up manifestations of a fascist take-over. So we must not confuse a conscious planned retreat and repositioning with an act of fear based flight or retreat into an inner sanctuary of illusion. They are diametrically opposed positions.

The repressive regime of an imposed hierarchical authority is currently manifest throughout the Western world – and beyond. There are just two options for us in dealing with it: come together to bring down the offending house of cards – or close one’s eyes and retreat into the land of hope, prayer and self deception. A retreat which includes convincing one’s self that when the police jack-boot kicks down one’s door – it will still somehow not affect one’s ability to reside in one’s chosen sanctuary.

Therefore the value of devoting one’s self to making substantial preparations for ‘crisis time’ is, I believe, a false agenda. It plants in the human mind a delusional thought sequence whose origins lie closer to the centre of the dark side’s mind bending agenda than to the path of human and planetary emancipation. It offers spiritual escapism when what is called for is determined self assertion. A robust conviction concerning our God given power to overcome the forces of darkness that oppress us.

We did not come here to hide ourselves away in some reserve of cosseted bliss – we are here to build a new world based on love and truth. That is the action of the outward breath – and if it involves, as a necessary condition of its success, the unmasking and unseating of that small enclave of empathy-numbed megalomaniacs who currently run the show – then so be it. That is our prerogative. More than that – our imperative. No one else is going to do it. I repeat: no one else is going to do it.

Our courage is their downfall. Our cowardice is their fuel. Turn around now. Cease offering your divine blood to vampires. Set forth to defend this brave and beautiful planet. And remember: the angels won’t act for us unless we act first. That’s the way it is.

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Julian Rose is an organic farmer, international activist and writer. His book “Changing Course for Life – Local Solutions to Global Problems” is available at http://www.changingcourseforlife.info His forthcoming work “In Defence of Life” will be published later this year.

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Doreen Virtue ~ May 13-19: Weekly Oracle Card Reading

Wow, wow, wow … a very synchronous Doreen Virtue reading for me personally, but I know it’s also right in tune for a number of clients, friends and family members. The last card shares an extra special and insistent message from the angels. Peace and blessings to you on this journey!

Doreen Virtue ~ Weekly Angel Oracle Card Reading, March 11-17

Finally, some relief from all the intense energies these past few weeks! I wanted to post this one because it mirrors what I’ve felt myself — a relaxation of some of the deeper, denser slog through old “stuff,” whether my own or helping others trudge through or transcend theirs. This week brings results from all that hard work. Enjoy!

“Health, happiness, and high energy are the themes for this great-looking week, as you take charge of your life with your newfound healthy lifestyle. You teach others about peace, health, and happiness by being a role model of applying spiritual principles. Although issues may swirl around you, you live in the eye of the hurricane this week with centered peace, which is the best way to help your loved ones. Special guest appearance by Pumpkin ‘The Mayor’ who demonstrates peace during the reading.”

Doreen Virtue ~ Weekly Oracle Card Reading: March 4-10

Good news for those of you undergoing intense healing journeys on various (or all!) levels right now. This week’s energies lighten up a bit. As Doreen says:

“It’s a gentler week ahead, with a lot of inner healing work to help you keep the faith and keep going. There may be challenges this week, but you have the strength and tools to deal with them, and grow and learn from these situations.

“NOTE: Because we added some licensed music to the end of the video, youtube put a little ad in the video (they call it 3rd party matching). To get rid of the ad, just click the X in the upper righthand corner of the ad box and it will go away. Next time, we’ll know!”

From Laura again:

Blessings and Love, and a special acknowledgement to all the feline friends out there having struggles right now. Many people have contacted me in the past two weeks about not just their own health and spiritual issues, but also with deep concerns about their kitties. Cats are particularly energy sensitive, so when big energy changes happen on the planet and we need to integrate new frequencies, cats (as well as sensitive dogs and humans) often show imbalances. Let’s all send them some extra love and surround them with healing light. Thank you to all the cats and empaths out there buffering some of the intensest waves for other, less tuned-in folks. We need to use this week to nurture and heal ourselves, and that includes any and all healers, regardless of species.