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Alternative Views and Considerations about CERN

This post has been rolling around in my head for several weeks now, and I by no means make definitive claims to know exactly what’s going on in the wider world. In my own world and that of friends and clients, I see strong evidence of fresh openings, growth, and a reaching beyond previous limitations. I see more local people planting fruit trees, beginning or expanding their gardens, and starting or renovating art studios, theaters and creative and/or healing communities. I hear from clients — past and present — letting me know of huge shifts and major healing in their lives, and I find that despite the threats of whatever could be coming down the pipeline, somehow people keep winding up on their feet, like cats with their proverbial nine lives. All day, every day, I feel those energetic signatures, with the strongest frequency being Earth Herself — Gaia, Sophia, Terra, Mother, whatever you call Her, She is rising!

Within this context, I have a different, potentially more optimistic interpretation of CERN than many in the spiritual or “truther” communities do. Normally, I would be among the first to freak out about the large hadron collider (LHC), but for some reason, I’m just not. If you want to read freak outs, you can find them all over the place, but I’ll summarize the claims here, along with my own comments on those claims:

1) The scientists at CERN are playing God, and not just any god. CERN has a statue of Shiva in the Nataraja form, enacting “the dance of destruction.” CERN scientists are trying to blow up the Earth by recreating the Big Bang. 

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While I do feel concerned about the motivations and responsibility of some of the LHC scientists, the level of fear, hysteria and misinformation about the role of the Hindu diety Shiva is off the charts. Any time a fundamentalist religious sect claims to describe another religion’s faith as “demonic,” we would do well to pause and investigate for ourselves. I happen to know some people who practice Hinduism, tantra, and/or bhakti yoga, and they are lovely, loving, generous people — among the kindest, most conscious, creative and sincere people I know. I forwarded them some of the most hysterical videos and articles about the Shiva-CERN connection and respectfully asked for their take on things.

One guru’s guru used to be a nuclear physicist before leaving the field when India wanted him to focus on building bombs, so I particularly enjoyed email discussions with and references provided by this friend. What I discovered through these discussions confirmed my own experiences with kirtan (i.e. sacred chants sung along with Krishna Das, Deva Premal, Jai Uttal and many others), and that was that Shiva is predominantly associated with healing, not destruction. Even when the destroyer aspect arrives, it comes to dance away the worn out reality in preparation for the birth of a healed, new universe. People deeply involved in this tradition are so accustomed to viewing Shiva as the great healing aspect of Brahma that they often forget that “Westerners only recognize Shiva the Destroyer.”

From one friend: “What I find most interesting here is that the stated purpose of the LHC is to recreate the conditions of 1 second after the Big Bang. Chanting the Rudram, which is the greatest stotram to Siva creates the heat and energy of 1/4 second after the Big Bang. I have also read that if you substitute the deity names in the Rudram for modern scientific names for these energies that the Rudram reads easily like a modern physics text book. There is definitely some correlation between this project, the Rudram and Siva. In it’s highest interpretation the Rudram is saying that we are all god and the god is in everything, in nature, in matter and that god is also in the thief – all sides of the coin.”

If interested, you can watch this video, which sings the mantra (plus an introductory one) at length with English translations of the associations and invocations. You can see the emphasis on healing, prosperity, good condition, and protection:

Another youtube chanted version explains the mantra thus:

“The Life Giving Mantra
“Om Trayambakam Yajaamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhnam Urvvarukamiva Bandhanaan Mrityormuksheeya Maamrataat Om”
II Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra II महा मृत्युंजय मंत्र

http://omshivam.wordpress.com/the-mah…

II Introduction to Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra II

The great mantra dedicated to Shiva as Mrityunjaya is found in the Rig Veda, as well as in the Yajur Veda. It is called the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra, the Great Death-Conquering mantra. It is a mantra that has many names and forms. It is called the Rudra mantra, referring to the furious aspect of Shiva; the Tryambakam mantra, alluding to Shiva’s three eyes; and its is also known as the Mrita-Sanjivini mantra because it is a component of the “life-restoring” practice given to the primordial sage Shukra after he had completed an exhausting period of austerity. The Maha Mrityunjaya mantra is hailed by the sages as the heart of the Veda. Along with the Gayatri mantra it holds the highest place among the many mantras used for contemplation and meditation.

“TO GET RID OF ALL HEALTH PROBLEMS AND FEAR OF DEATH”

http://omshivam.wordpress.com/the-mah…

One of the most balanced articles I’ve located about the LHC and Shiva (also spelled Siva) expresses concern, but it looks much more at the complexities of the Shiva Nataraj, so it’s not just a knee-jerk “Shiva’s evil” position. It recognizes potential irony, real concerns about the unpredictability of the experiments, but also a hope that the protection inherent in the mantra associated with this statue has mitigating effects on the experiments. You can find that article here. As the author notes at the end of the piece, “What was not said in this article is that there are many of us who firmly believe that this device has other purposes far different than those stated by CERN and the scientific establishment. We will take up some of these notions in future discussions, as revelations are made by those in the know.

PETITION: Shut Down The Large Hadron Collider
You might want to sign one or both of the petitions below:
http://www.petitiononline.com/stopLHC/petition.htm

http://www.lhcdefense.org/lhc_takeaction.php

Personally, I find a reasoned, informed, investigative approach much more valuable than over the top doom, gloom, projection and absolutely “in the know” conjectures floating around the blogosphere. You can find all sorts of reports on CERN, Jade Helm, super volcanoes, Planet X, forest fires near Chernobyl, Fukushima death plumes and more, all of which lead me to ask: “Aren’t we, in fact, experiencing the worn out reality? Aren’t we already living in the Dance of Destruction? Would a healing rebirth necessarily be any worse?”

2) The scientists at CERN are opening wormholes, new realities and portals to bring in demons.

Again, define “demon.” Some people view the Judeo-Christian-Muslim God as a demented demon/alien responsible for all the religious bloodshed of the past 2000+ years. Does their belief make that true anymore than the fundamentalist Christian assertion that anyone “not saved by Jesus Christ” will go to everlasting hell?

Most modern religions of any sect or denomination not only suppress but completely demonize anything at all related to the Goddess or Divine Feminine. One could argue that the (patriarchal) “spiritual” disregard, disrespect and even hatred for the material realm, Nature, natural healing, women and the body has resulted in humanity driving Earth to the very brink of destruction — to a condition that no longer supports life. Depending on its type, a “wormhole” or “new reality” could provide an antidote to the anti-life parasites that have run this planet for millennia.

Would a return to reverence for all of Nature — a return to recognizing our planet as a Divine Goddess with Her own full consciousness — “bring in demons”? John Calvin certainly thought so. That’s why he executed women and anyone associate with Nature, healing herbs, mysticism and the body. That’s how he managed to create the most oppressive police state the Western world has (yet) known. Please see my earlier post “Subtle and Overt Attacks on the Goddess, Nature and the Sacred Feminine” for more details on this dynamic.

A “demon” is anything so firmly rejected that it grows in the Shadows, preparing to (forcibly) reclaim its rightful place. As they say, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” What happens if that “woman” is Mother Nature or the Divine Feminine? Kali, the Hindu goddess most often associated by Westerners with destruction, is, like Shiva, only one facet of a largely healing, motherly Presence. Might we align with this “destruction” in the same ways that we can embrace inevitable changes in our own and societal lives as a healing cleanse instead of creating excess pain and suffering through clinging to the old and resistance to necessary change?

I paint portals coded with Runes and sacred symbols, using my own intention and creativity to initiate preferred realities and events that would not normally occur through the current trajectory. While I fully recognize the potential for scientists to experiment willy nilly with forces far beyond their control or understanding, I also hold within me the possibility that some of these scientists may have similar desires to shift established negative trajectories. Perhaps they know more about say, a rogue planet in our solar system, astrological and ancient historical records hidden away at the Vatican, and/or NASA’s real space footage, rather than the redacted images the public receives. Maybe, just maybe, there’s far more going on than the public knows or even senses. Yes, this could mean pacts with demented aliens trying to take over the Earth (or have they already?!), but it could also involve attempts to shift Earth’s magnetic field in order to mitigate effects from a massive periodic object responsible for earlier  and coming cataclysms spoken of by indigenous people everywhere, including the Hopi.

Maybe, just maybe, there is a benevolent purpose behind the secrecy and desperate experimentation. I don’t know. I don’t claim to know, but in a world of all possibilities, I recognize more than the knee jerk conclusion of pure evil, arrogance and idiocy at CERN.

3) Scientists at CERN are playing with consciousness in order to create “hive mind” and the New World Order.

Fundamentalist Christians reject what I call “the New Age Borg” just as much as I do. I can’t argue with them that the prospect of erasing all individuality in favor of mass brainwashing seems sinister. We’ve heard for decades about Project Blue Beam and the Fake Alien Invasion, along with plans to beam thoughts and visions to people so that they “experience” a carefully scripted “mystical” encounter shared by everyone around them. Such mass group hypnosis would then be used for spiritual tyranny to complete the New World Order with its transhumanist, totally enslaving agenda.

We’ve already seen the effects of this process in so many co-opted channelers placating otherwise good people into a SOMA like state of passivity and cognitive dissonance in the face of “higher light being Obama” droning children, pushing through the oppressive TPP, and appointing Monsanto lackeys in all places of power whilst touting his wife’s “organic garden.” Oh, but he’s from a higher dimension, right? And ET’s will save us from ourselves as we “ascend” in to Nirvana in spaceships while the dirty physical realm burns and suffocates around us.  Luv’n’lite.

In this case, I agree with the fundies: yuck!

I also sense something else happening, though, as mentioned at the beginning of this article. Gaia-Sophia-Terra-Mama Earth is rising. Her own frequency continues to increase, and She knows how to self correct. I wonder what would happen if CERN triggered “hive mind” but Earth co-opted any negative agenda, thereby reconnecting humanity’s telluric chakra — the one that connects humans deeply and intimately to our planetary consciousness? What if “hive mind” meant a primary connection to all of life, including each other, through our shared connection to the Divine Consciousness within our planet? Can you imagine how differently people would behave if every decision ran through an Earth filter? If every decision supported Nature? If all the wifi, EMF pollution and TV brainwashing got preempted by Earth Herself?

I also wonder what would happen if the scientists really did manage to tear a hole in the fabric of the Universe, thereby opening — even for brief milliseconds — portals to other realities. Would such a moment trigger what John Lamb Lash calls “The Sophianic Correction,” in which Earth throws off anything not in alignment with a healed humanity and harmonious co-existence with all of Nature?  She needs some sort of trigger. Could a CERN function (or malfunction) initiate that trigger? Some alternative writers have spoken of “Divine Intervention” as coming from “off world,” but I’ve not heard anyone writing about CERN discuss the possibility of an “in world” “Divine Assertion” — of the Earth auto-correcting Herself.

Predictably, I have read and heard all sorts of shrieks about “dark matter,” but without any of the awareness of how both “dark” and “matter” exist traditionally in the realm of the Goddess. “Matter” comes from the same root as “mater,” meaning “Mother.” I’ve written on these topics many, many times, but I will remind readers here that nearly every modern religion and every modern social institution and “moral” convention subtly or overtly co-opts, rejects and/or demonizes anything to do with the Divine Feminine. When exploring “scary” topics, we would do well to reclaim our own and the collective Shadow.

The psychopaths who would remain in control of this reality have suppressed and/or perverted Ancient Wisdom and Goddess lore in order to ensure that the many never discover their true origins, power and potential. For millennia, wars, propaganda and vast fortunes have destroyed historical monuments, documents and traditions in order to hide and exclude such things from the masses. Why? Do you really believe those in power hid all of these things for your own protection and liberation? If so, then why do psychopaths remain in charge? Why have they raped, beaten and destroyed our planet, women, animals, “primitive” societies and attacked the metaphorical and real “seeds” of Life itself?

When expressing our conCERNs about CERN, let’s remember to explore our own “dark matter.” Let’s retrain ourselves to love the material realm so that it can express the spiritual. As my friend said, “What I find most interesting here is that the stated purpose of the LHC is to recreate the conditions of 1 second after the Big Bang. Chanting the Rudram, which is the greatest stotram to Siva creates the heat and energy of 1/4 second after the Big Bang. I have also read that if you substitute the deity names in the Rudram for modern scientific names for these energies that the Rudram reads easily like a modern physics text book. There is definitely some correlation between this project, the Rudram and Siva. In it’s highest interpretation the Rudram is saying that we are all god and the god is in everything, in nature, in matter and that god is also in the thief – all sides of the coin.” This same friend also shared, “My Guru … says we are a speck of a speck in the milkway just as a sperm is a speck in the flow of semen. That the void of space is Devi’s yoni and that the Big Bang was the release of Siva’s viryam (can be translated as strength) into Devi’s Yoni.”

Those interested in learning more about the Rudyam can listen to a series of lectures here. They begin with chanting, but then explore philosophy, humility, healing and creation. Whether you choose to listen to the talks or not, I will simply underscore the beauty and life force of this tradition and take at least some encouragement from the presence of the Nataraj statue outside of CERN. Someone has studied these sacred texts and mantras, so that imprint at least exists as a potential in the LHC experiments.

Before running in terror from destruction, let’s honestly assess what things in our own lives need to go in order to make room for the new. As Joseph Campbell said, “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Even in the worst case scenario of CERN — for conscious beings and a conscious planet — that moment of chaos could open massive potential for rebirth into a different, preferred reality. Yes, we want to protect our planet, but in order to do so, let’s reclaim our Shadows, reclaim our own Dance of Destruction, and realign with the Divine Consciousness of our planet, so that if and when chaos comes, we remember to dance our own ecstatic, healing steps into the New.

Black New Moon and the Black Madonna

A beautiful post by Jamie! I especially love this part:
“In this case, Wisdom is what got repressed, shunned, negated, and (it was hoped) erased (but she’s persistent, this one, and had her Keepers of the Flame all along the way).

“But by virtue of the symbolism, the Black Madonna:

“’… has no qualms with standing for humanity, for Wisdom or the Heart, for authentic being, or standing up to power that has been abused and become tyrannical, oppressive, and socio- and psychopathic. That means outside of us, as well as where we’ve internalized the ‘voice of tyranny’.’”
Much more when you click through….

Sophia's Children

Dark new, crescent moon. Public domain photo from NASA. Dark new, crescent moon. Public domain photo from NASA.

The second of two new moons in Aquarius is called a ‘black moon’ because it’s the third of four new moons in the season (there are usually just three).

When I saw the ‘black moon’ reference at Earthsky.org, theBlack Madonna arose in my awareness.

She’s been surfacing for me again anyway in recent months, not that she’s ever that far away.

But there’s always something very timely when the Black Madonna comes calling.

The Black Madonna, like Durga, arises when she’s most needed. Like now.

How might the Black Moon Aquarius and the Black Madonna be related?

We can only open to inspiration and Divine guidance on that, since both are linked to Mystery and the ‘field of pure potentiality’ from which all manifest life is born.

Let’s look at a few clues and see what they might…

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Book Review: “Return of the Dark/Light Mother or New Age Armageddon?” by Monica Sjöö

I’ve wanted to review this book for awhile, but reading it kept triggering me to pick up other reference books, so that this one book turned into reading about seven books! I finally finished it today. Monica Sjöö’s “Return of the Dark/Light Mother or New Age Armageddon?” is called “New Age and Armageddon: The Goddess or the Gurus” in its UK edition. Both versions carry the subtitle, “Towards a Feminist Vision of the Future.” With those titles, one might conclude that Sjöö enters the book with a full-on agenda; however, the book itself raises more questions than it answers. At relatively equal parts memoir, grief work (processing the deaths of her two sons), feminist polemic, Goddess celebration, Earth manifesto, sacred site pilgrimage, and apocalyptic warning, Return of the Dark/Light Mother is actually very difficult to pin down.

Sjöö presents a well-researched, sometimes shocking look at the cultural appropriation, racism, patriarchal and imperialistic attitude and actions of many New Age messages and gurus. I found her analyses articulated the discomfort and occasional outrage I’ve felt when reading channeled material or hearing New Age platitudes, as well as through observing in private sessions with clients just how much damage New Age thought has caused some lovely, sincere and good-hearted people. I have never felt comfortable with the “instant shaman just add water” nature of so many New Age books and trainings, and I, too, have noticed how much of the channeled material supports passivity and denial in the face of a looming military industrial complex and international globalist New World Order.

I often wonder if we would be at our current level of police state in the US if so many New Agers hadn’t believed all the luv-n-lite messages claiming Obama was a “higher dimensional ET” here to “save the world,” or if so many Americans could turn a blind eye to the devastation we wreak in the Middle East, Africa and Central America if certain interpretations of the Law of Attraction didn’t convince otherwise compassionate (and maybe otherwise active?) people that the victims of US bombings and invasions had “attracted” such things by “negative thought forms.” Sjöö provides much documentation to support these and other critiques.

Return of the Dark/Light Mother was first published in 1991 and then updated in 1999. Even so, reading it in 2015 reveals it as a highly (and scarily) prophetic book. Sjöö raises alarms about GMOs, transhumanism, the encroaching police state, CIA infiltration of the New Age movement, and — a major focus of her book — New Agers’ continued (sometimes subtle, often overt) patriarchal war on women and matter, including a disregard for our home planet as damaged, 3D or low vibration, or otherwise lesser than the “Sons of Light,” atomic bombs (yes, this was a shocking and well documented New Age guru celebration throughout the book), some kind of ET/Sun/Light Savior(s), and/or a group of “Masters” controlling Earth and humanity from behind the scenes, off world or inside the Earth. Indeed, a major reason I looked for a book like Return of the Dark/Light Mother stemmed from my own alarm at the disregard for our planet in favor of “Ascension,” as though none of the poisoning or attacks on our planet matter, because we’ll all be whisked away … in 2000, in 2001, in 2012, in March 2013, in …. um, hey, what if that doesn’t happen? Shouldn’t we be cleaning up the poisons? Shouldn’t we be doing whatever we can wherever we are to stop GMO’s? Shouldn’t we be resisting free trade Trojan Horses like TPP and TTIP?  Shouldn’t we say no (loudly and with force) to more nuclear plants, patented body parts, and forced vaccinations?

I do hope that many people will take the time and considerable effort to read “Return of the Dark/Light Mother or New Age Armageddon?” It is the only book I know of and thus, the best book I can recommend, which addresses to this degree the insidious, controlling, dangerous, racist and highly patriarchal oppression masquerading as “Love,” “Light” and “Earth healing.” I especially resonated with Sjöö’s various discussions of ley lines and how the New Age fad of “healing” them or of “bringing the Light into sacred sites” needs further behind the scenes exploration to see whom or what is really instructing people to do such things. Exactly who is funding these New Age organizations, and how might their stated agenda really look if enacted? Sjöö asks many questions, many of which she admits to not knowing the answer. Taken as a group, though, along with the extensive quotes from early New Age leaders through the 1990’s, these questions, quotes and results do showcase some rather alarming trends — especially from the further vantage point of 2015.

Although I wish that anyone and everyone who even flirts with New Age ideas, channeling, natural healing and spiritual travel would read and study this book, I also need to admit that the book meanders. A lot. Monica’s personal journey of grieving and processing the deaths of her sons runs throughout the book, in nearly every chapter. On the one hand, this showcases the emotions and living into the grit and the darkness of life, not just putting a smile on things and spiritually bypassing our humanity. On the other hand, a lot of readers may not have the patience to wade through yet another version of her “process.” Unfortunately, or fortunately (it just is, like Life), this process informs some of the most astute and incisive points of the text. To skim through paragraphs in which she mentions “my son,” would mean missing enormous layers of value and insight. In many ways, Return of the Dark/Light Mother exemplifies the return of Monica Sjöö’s sons’ Dark/Light Mother, as she grieves, processes and nourishes herself back to life, often through mystical experiences at sacred sites.

A prolific visionary artist, Sjöö scatters black and white images of her artwork throughout the book, along with lengthy annotations describing the paintings, locations, experiences at the locations, public reactions to the paintings, and anything that inspired the images. Her work is phenomenal! It combines dolmens and sacred mounds with goddesses from diverse traditions as far apart as Africa, Ireland, and South America. The paintings offer visceral glimpses into the mystical realms and experiences that Sjöö can only approximate with words.

Clearly, she has a complex, deep, loving, and sometimes troubled relationship with the Goddess in all her many forms, but Sjöö remains a fierce advocate for all things Goddess throughout the book. This fierceness and clear slant may alienate male as well as female readers, because she clearly wants everyone to get spiritually back in touch with Mother Earth, and she clearly has her own ideas of how we should (or should not) go about such an endeavor. I largely agree with Sjöö, but even I sometimes found myself mumbling, “OK, OK, yeah, yeah…” only to find some new nugget or aha to remind me not to give into the temptation to skim. For all its overt patriarchy bashing, Return of the Dark/Light Mother is actually a quite subtle book. I will let Monica Sjöö speak to the subtleties she tries to parse:

“I believe in the power of thought and of thought-forms. I know the importance of meditation and visualisation. I believe in the reality of communication with the spirits, of the spiritworld and of reincarnation. I have experienced many times the oracular power of wells and of the sacred places of the Goddess. I do believe that we are indivisible and holistically whole. I believe that we must open our second sight and ‘see’ again. I believe that if we work with Earth’s places of power and Her evolutionary lights, we ourselves will be deeply affected and great changes will come about. I believe in synchronicity — as above, so below — and in multiple universes.

“Superficially, one might think that I have much in common with New Age thinking. But, as I have tried to show throughout this book, there are great differences indeed between being open to psychic changes on many levels and adopting the fundamentally reactionary, anti-Earth and anti-Goddess, patriarchal religious views of so many New Agers. I do not believe that they truly love Earth, our sorrowing Mother.

“I sense that we are having a mass near-death experience at this time…  Now is the time for all visionaries — women and men — to come to the aid of our ancient Earth Mother. We must struggle to make far-reaching changes politically and economically if we are to survive, and we must indeed also mediate worldwide and dream Her alive. …”

I would remind readers that Monica Sjöö wrote and revised this book pre-9/11, pre-2003 Iraq War, pre-Afghanistan, pre-unauthorized Libya invasion, pre-Monsanto becoming a household name, pre-BP Oil “spill,” pre-Fukushima, pre-NDAA, pre-TPP, and pre-Ukraine-Russia-NATO potential for WW3. While, like Monica, I seem superficially in favor of many New Age platitudes and ideas, like her, I recognize we need to heal our planet with direct action of cleaning up nuclear waste and pollution, not just “bringing Light down to Mt. Shasta” or reasserting control over the ley lines. We need to RESPECT Earth and all of her creatures and people, not insert some new patriarchal, top down CONTROL agenda “of the Light.” Important things like gestation, sleep and dreams occur in the dark. As I’ve said before, all light, all the time is just as destructive (maybe even more so) as too much darkness. Reading how New Age leader after leader actively celebrated the atomic bomb and the idea of nuclear war as a great liberator from matter was an incredible wake-up call. I know that radiation mutates with a possibility of transmutation, but a religion/philosophy whose early founders repeatedly celebrated bombs as liberation from matter and heralded the blinding flash of an atomic explosion as the great Light should hopefully give us all pause. At least before we hit the self-destruct button.

If you read Return of the Dark/Light Mother, prepare to be challenged, intrigued and expanded. Then prepare to go back inside yourself and into Nature, to listen and observe, to hear and feel as humans once knew how to do. Remember and reconnect — not just with your mind, but with your precious body, made of Earth and Stars, influenced by the Moon, in harmony with earth, sea and sky. Thank you, Monica Sjöö for your beautiful heart and art and for your fierce devotion to our planet and the loving consciousness within Her.

Blessed Be.

Mayan Mystic Columns: A Map to Higher Vibrations

This evening’s post comes from my friend (and one of the very first Reiki Master Teachers I ever trained!), Michele Geyer. She beautifully articulates converging cycles of Mayan, Jewish and Celtic traditions, showing how each reveals an “as within, so without” reality. Feeling the intensity these days? I hope this article offers some perspective and relief. We’re getting there! (If you’d like to see the original article with all of Michele’s illustrations and photos, please click here.)

Mayan Mystic Columns: A Map to Higher Vibrations
Michele Geyer

There are many maps available to guide us, many templates for evolution and stimulation of awareness and consciousness. Why is it so difficult for humanity to find its way?

Mainstream Arenas

We all know that times are tough right now. In every mainstream domain–economic, political/legal, societal and religious, there is upheaval. Many of us see the humor, even the light in all this chaotic darkness; yet many are trapped in the negative 3-dimensional thought patterns that accompany the destruction of our systems.

Maybe life would be a bit easier if those who are stuck on the 3-D hamster wheel could keep in mind that these systems are destroying themselves and that they/we don’t have to die along with them; we are simply along for the ride as witnesses! If only they’d get off their own unconscious ride to gain a new perspective or at least a new interpretation of the old perspective and to experience the incredible potential of these times.

Unfortunately even those who are a bit more liberal, a bit more philosophically and spiritually progressive can be stuck too. I had an argument with a friend of mine a couple months ago. He said something like this, “I’m on the team that is trying to rebuild the government and all of our systems in a new way, step by step, bit by bit. By keeping what exists we can make more appropriate changes.”

Jumping up and down, arms waving in the apparent breeze they created, I said, “Oh my God! What are you thinking? Are you insane?” Of course that put him on my page right away—NOT! “I’d put every law and system ever written, after the constitution was published, through a giant paper shredder!”

Sitting there in shock, he quietly said to me, “Wow, that’s sounds pretty destructive to me.”

Now seated, I was still jumping, this time out of my skin. I couldn’t figure out what was triggering me so deeply, and yet neither could I figure out why he wanted to fix an already severely broken system that no longer had any foundation in reality much less aligned itself with our founding Fathers ideals.

I wanted to apologize for my mania, yet thought better of it. Then I got in my car and drove home for the next 1.25 hours, thinking, feeling and reflecting on this wild hair that was poking my mid-brain.

By the time I reached my parking space, I got it. The light bulb went on.

“You absolutely cannot fix a world-wide, entrenched 3-D problem in the 3-D realm. You must go to a higher dimension to see it clearly, to tear it down to just the right degree and either replace or rebuild from there. Honestly, our founding Fathers were in such a place. They had perspective, and solid interpretive skills.”

That’s what I wrote to him on Facebook that night.

Watch out! Even the heart-felt, liberal minded people you know best are not exactly queued up to embrace how things really evolve. Remember, it took a whole different form of man to appear before humanity stepped up from its Cro-Magnon roots. A different brain, a different face, a different, much more evolved body! Neanderthal man couldn’t even hold his place during this evolution. He was the last in his lineage once the higher mind came into the picture.

Conscious Growth Templates

Some of us love to align ourselves with astrological events. Some of us are more interested in what the cards say about our future times or want desperately to believe in some benevolent group or force, or what the seasonal energies bring to us–like the change between night and day, or Fall and Winter. Many of us got caught up in the predictions for an Armageddon-like planetary shift in 2012. Others of us listen to everything that is said or written and then life becomes a sort of bipolar-ish reaction to way too much input from outside sources. In this instance it’s not about the “system,” it’s about how we are addicted to it at the expense of our inner voices.

The body is a sacred hologram imbued with the wisdom to heal itself on all levels, if only we’d find our way to the source of our problems. If we found that we’d also find the fix. By the way, just in case you’ve forgotten, your problems=world problems and vice versa.

And now I’m going to ice the cake for you. We only think we can heal our physical issues with physical processes. It’s why our medical realm is so successful financially and such an incredible failure on many other levels. Aren’t we supposed to know this already?!

Speaking of entrenchment, the medical industry is only one example of the deeply scarred, self-contained cycles (a more sophistcated version of the early hamster wheel) of destruction we’ve created here. What if everyone knew that we need to heal our etheric bodies and blueprints too, or first, or only? To me this is really the only growth point and using divining tools or astrological systems simply supports it and brings it all to the table for better understanding. What if we actually found that power inside of us, accessed and booted it up? That would be operating way outside the hamster cage.

In that event, I’d say the line to use my big-ole paper shredder would be very long!

The Mayan Calendar: Construct for an Inner Journey

The inner journey is not very popular, even amongst those who might define themselves as existentialists, spiritually motivated, on the path to enlightenment, or simply open-hearted. Why? Because, it’s really dark in there! Besides, it’s really easy to fake being on a spiritual path.

One of the less popularized growth templates indicates that we are in a time of deep internal reflection right now. Can you feel it?

Although the Mayan calendar–at least part of our recent interpretation of it–could be responsible for the mass increase in hyper-awareness and dramatic interpretations about “the Shift,” it also gives us a map to go within for our answers and our healing. Set up as a 260-day spiraling day keeper, the calendar outlines a constant state of spiraling into center and back out again through various portals into other dimensions.

And this year, it may not be co-incidental that the core of the annual Mayan calendar spiral falls in close alignment with both the Uranus-Pluto transit square in Aries on September 19-20; the seasonal appearance of the Dark Goddess in Celtic lore, and the Jewish High Holidays. The core of the Mayan calendar experience is September 11-October 30.

Rosh Hashanah is the anniversary of creation–think back to the Biblical reference to the 7 days it took God to create Heaven and Earth, Adam and Eve–and falls on on September 16-18 this year; Yom Kippur is the day of atonement, falling on September 25-26. The astrological transit has been coined by my favorite local astrologer as “shocking transformation.” The Dark Goddess refers to the times of going within, at New Moon, during the wee hours of the night, and in the Fall as our days become progressively shorter.

Mystic Column Days

On September 12th, we entered into the annual Mayan cycle of approximately 40-days during which we moved through 10 portals into a place called “time out of time.” Each portal is a day-long in our time. Once we’ve passed through the 10 portals, we sit for a few days at the entrance to the gateway that leads into the Mystic Columns which sit in the center of our Galactic Core.

For 20 days we continue to spiral even further into the deepest places of our super consciousness–our true core and human reflection of the Galactic Core vibration. After journeying in the land of Mystic Columns, we rest again for a few days on the other side of the gateway, and then spiral back out through the same 10 portals we entered on September 12th.

By the time we are finished this year, it will be October 30th, just in time to breathe for one day before All Hallows Eve and Samhain!

Samhain is the Celtic New Year, the time of our final harvest and a time during which we prepare for Winter. It is the beginning of our long journey inward, into the darkness of regeneration, seed germination and renewal. These tribal cultures–Jewish, Mayan and Celtic–all understood what it meant to truly be in the flow, to honor the natural cycles of the Earth.

Their rhythms were a reflection of the planetary rhythms and there were inherent times for complete surrender. At least once a year, and more likely every month, or every day in the most traditional sense of their beliefs, they went inside to speak with the Gods and Goddesses of their hearts, the Divinity as it was reflected inside of them.

So on Monday, October 15, 2012, you too will be spiraling out of the Galactic Core–where you’ve been fully supported in your self-inquiry–out to rest and integrate what you’ve found, what you’ve learned. On Sunday, October 21, 2012, you will begin making your way back through the 10 portals, bringing the new higher vibration into your life in our currently changing 3-D/4-D world.

It is your internal shifts, along with everyone else that was conscious on this journey, that will take the rest of the world into the 5th dimension and beyond. So even though it’s almost over, pay attention to these last several days inside the Mystic Columns. Become conscious of what you are finding, learning & creating. Bring it forth with intention and be one of those who sustains your evolution for the betterment of humanity.

By the way, I really do love astrology, numerology, divining and scrying. I just don’t want to make it a national past-time or count on it more than we count on our intuition and connection with the divine inside. And I really don’t want to buy an even more massive paper shredder to get rid of yet a different attachment to something unstable. Let’s just go willingly into the next phase of life, peacefully letting go of all that isn’t in service to our true essences.

In Great Gratitude for All Who Believe Without Seeing, Those Who See Without Agenda and Trust Where We Are Right Now!

(You can find more from Michele on her blog and website.)

Astrology of the Olympic Opening Rituals: How to Mitigate These Energies

For those people who thought maybe I had gone a bit off the deep end suggesting everyone avoid watching the opening ceremony (i.e. Satanic ritual) of the Olympics, I’ve just found an article that goes into the specific astrology of both the opening ceremony at 9:00 p.m. UK time, and the ringing of the bell at 8:12 p.m. (20:12) to begin the festivities. There are a lot of pictures and lots of formatting, so instead of sharing here, I’m just going to refer you there.

As a creepy bonus, you’ll find not only the Olympic chart, but also the chart of the Aurora False Flag shooting. (Yes, they’re related. Intimately.) The article offers a good description of left brain/right brain interpretations, symbolism, ruling planetary and star influences, as well as lots of 5’s and 9’s. Psychopaths or not, the people running our world know their astrology. They know how to ride and amplify waves of influence, to call down energies and redirect them at will. I’m not sharing this article to scare people, but rather to inform individuals and the peace-loving, Golden-Age-intending Collective how they can best respond to and hopefully mitigate these energies.

As mentioned in my earlier article about the Olympics, I recommend staying far, far away from visually engaging the Olympics, their propaganda, and their mind-controlling symbols and media frenzy. I have suggested that rather than sending a whole bunch of energy (even “positive” energy) to the Games, people disengage from the Olympics and pull their energy back into themselves and the planet. Ground yourselves. Hug a tree. Talk with your family, friends and neighbors. Walk barefoot on the Earth. Share your unconditional, universal Love with people who are actually, physically, tangibly in your life. You can offer the most positive influence on worldwide events right now by anchoring yourself to the planet –wherever you are– and then filling your heart with gratitude, love and light. Stay connected to the Earth with love in your heart.

In addition to your own, private love fest, I do find the astrology of these Games quite potent. People who really shouldn’t have as much power as they do know exactly how to ride these energies. By learning what those energies are, you can make conscious decisions about what you do with them, instead of becoming a default victim of someone else’s psychopathic agenda.

The astrology of both the Olympics opening ceremonies and the Aurora shooting is essentially a call for Medusa or the supremely pissed off Goddess to go into a destructive rage that causes great harm to commoners. My best suggestion for mitigating such destructive energy? Don’t piss off the goddess. I have been writing for months about the Dark Goddess energies — those aspects of the Divine Feminine that have been relegated to the dark, shoved into the shadows of shame. I’ve been writing about Earth as a Goddess, too, a living, breathing, Divinely Feminine being who has been raped, beaten, tormented and abused to the point of breaking. Earth — Gaia, Sophia, Mother, however you choose to address her with respect — is Ascending, with or without the human race. The Goddess energies are returning to Earth. These are facts, at least from my vantage point.

How these things happen, though, is variable. The more humanity shows its love for the Earth and the Divine Feminine, the more difficult it will be for the psychopaths to trigger a Divine Feminine psychotic rage. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned? Then don’t scorn the woman! If you must reject her, do so kindly, with compassion. If you find yourself feeling rejected, make some sincere gestures to reconnect. If your feminine intuition whispers in your ear, don’t shout her down and ridicule her with your masculine left brain.

If you’re female and you find yourself judging your curves, cellulite, wrinkles or double chin, please stop. You. Are. A. Goddess. Don’t trigger a Dark Goddess, Shadow Side rage against your inner (and projected outward) patriarchal control freak. Just do your best to love and be love. Men, please honor the women in your life during these Olympics. Take some time to appreciate Mother Earth, your own mother, your daughters and sisters, wife or girlfriend. The rejected feminine is extremely touchy right now. Let’s soothe her, OK? No one needs to blow a gasket.

If you feel that you simply MUST participate in some kind of group ritual or meditation throughout the Olympics, then I would suggest practicing H’oponopono with everyone and everything, but most especially with the Divine Feminine and the Dark Goddess (those most rejected parts of the Divine Feminine):

“I love you.
“I’m sorry.
“Please forgive me.
“Thank you.”

Big love to all of you! (I finished that up on a 777 word count: “777 — The angels applaud you… “congratulations, you’re on a roll! Keep up the good work and know your wish is coming true.” This is an extremely positive sign and you should also expect more miracles to occur.” ~Doreen Virtue)

Here’s the astrology article link again if you’d like to read it.

What Can You Do?

This post is a long time coming, although in many ways, I’ve been piecemealing out the information as I feel led. Clients, blog readers, friends and family who have begun to wake up keep asking me, “What can we do?” They either feel overwhelmed by the challenges ahead of them, or overwhelmed by day-to-day living and obligations. They would love to contribute to a positive collective timeline, but a) they don’t understand what the heck a timeline is and/or b) they don’t see how the “little” things in their sphere of influence could possibly have much impact on the bigger picture.

Regarding the timelines, parallel universes and reality creation: these are not things you will likely understand with a 3D brain from a 3D perspective — unless — you actively engage the ideas with a temporary suspension of disbelief. With practice and careful attention to your feelings and senses, nudges followed by inspired action, and by watching the eventual manifestations, you will begin to intuit how things work for you. There are general guidelines, but what matters most to you? An abstract ability to explain things in scientific or “normal” terms, or the consistent ability to get where you’d most love to go? I try to work in a few posts here and there that include scientific support for such theories, as well as Abraham-Hicks videos and messages, Dolores Cannon‘s research from 1000’s of deep trance hypnotherapy clients, forgotten wisdom from Avalon and the Druids, as well as Mayan prophecies … but that’s just to give your left brain something to chew on while the rest of you gets back to experiencing. 😉

Experience and experiment share the same root, and people most truly feel they know something by experiencing it for themselves. With repeat experiments, you begin to know what works for you. By sharing your results with others engaged in similar experiments, you begin to know an even bigger picture of how things work. Will your left brain be able to explain it to everyone else? Not necessarily. But you will start to have a lot of very interesting stories, synchronicities, “Divine interventions,” and positive manifestations. You will also start to notice that your attitude and attention exert influence over what “happens” in your external reality. You don’t need to explain yourself; you can simply live your results and let the results speak for themselves.

Remember that Joseph Campbell quote? “Follow your bliss, and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” You can think of those doors as portals to other timelines, parallel universes or even new universes created by the big bang of your wanting, followed by positive feelings and attention to what you want. You don’t need to know which you’ve done, i.e. if you’ve hopped a timeline, created a new universe or jumped into a parallel reality. With practice, you might develop such awareness, but in practical terms, the reliable ability to create and embrace what you’d most love to experience is more important (and more interesting to non-believers) than all the explanations in the world.

Eventually, even the logical mind admits that the results speak for themselves. The “show me” and “prove it” parts can no longer deny consistent results. As Gandhi said, “You must become the change you wish to see in the world.” Instead of preaching with your words, actually follow through on what you know. Latch onto your bliss and let it take you to destinations beyond your left brain’s wildest expectations. Become a whole-brained individual who is logical enough to allow whatever works best to become the dominant method.

OK, fine, but what can we do about our collective reality? I see all these government regulations and radiation, pollution and the threat of Earth Changes. I’m not a gazillionaire with tons of influence. What can I do in daily life to help the situation?

Never underestimate the power of tiny shifts of attitude and attention when you have flowing through you the power to create universes. And we all do have that power flowing through us! Use those negatives you know you absolutely do not want to help you figure out the positives that you do want. If you don’t want to live in a police state, then focus on freedom — especially freeing yourself from your own personal, inner police state. If you want to live in freedom from your government, then you can start by giving yourself permission to be yourself. Allow yourself to honor your preferences. Allow yourself to express your inner truth.

The irony of censorship is that most people gag themselves so tightly that they don’t need any kind of external crackdown. They’re afraid even to voice certain thoughts and desires inside their own mind. You don’t need Thought Police when you are your own 24-7 Thought Police, denying or postponing everything that makes you feel alive and joyful. Censorship of the press and controlled media are doing this world a favor by encouraging people to value freedom of expression. That freedom doesn’t come from your government. It comes from yourself. Let your creative juices flow and make a painting, form a pot, or arrange some flowers. Share your gifts with yourself and with the world. Allow yourself to journal about things you truly desire. Stop censoring yourself, and you will find that the media and government cooperate. As within, so without. When you don’t want something manifesting outside you, address and then shift anything inside you that resonates with it. When nothing in you resonates with that “reality,” then and only then, will those scenarios leave your experience.

Yeah, but what about those Dark Goddess energies you keep mentioning? Is Mother Earth really that pissed off at us?

Mother Earth loves you, but she can only handle so much abuse. She knows she needs to heal, and she will do it whether you cooperate or not. Make no mistake: she loves you. If she can cleanse, heal and ascend while still having you on board, she will do so. She is, however, committed to her own survival. If you, and the rest of humanity, continue to abuse her, you leave her no choice but to leave you behind.

It’s no different than the battered woman who attends therapy and keeps showing up in the emergency room due to a husband who ridicules, devalues, and beats her. Maybe she stays for the children. Maybe she stays because she doesn’t feel strong enough to leave. At some point, she realizes that if things don’t change, that husband will kill her. If she wants to live, then she will leave because she’s tried everything else in her power. At that point, the Dark Goddess energies kick in to help her. She becomes not the meek, abused little puppy, but the growling Mama Bear who will protect herself and the innocent cubs no matter what stands in her way. Emphasis on innocent. If you are participating in the abuse, then you are not innocent. Most of humanity participates in the abuse on a daily if not hourly basis. Witnessing abuse when you have the power to stop it makes you culpable. Renouncing your power so that you “can’t” (read “won’t”) take the actions you know you can and must take puts you in a position of one who gets left behind, no matter how much that abused Mother loves you. She can’t afford to have people devalue her and passively or actively endorse her abusers.

Mama Earth is approaching Mama Bear time. She doesn’t particularly want to throw off the humans, but she needs to know that things are changing. For real this time. No more hollow words without a radical shift in perspective. No more disrespect. She’s trying to heal and give birth at the same time. She’s like a pregnant, abused mother who has cancer and is trying to give birth — all at once. She’s strong, but she can and will no longer tolerate being kicked, humiliated, raped and poisoned while she’s working to save her own life and birth a new reality. Can you blame her?

This all sounds dire, but it doesn’t need to be. The collective can shift right this very moment. We can “get” it, see Gaia for who and what she is, express our gratitude and love. We can create organic gardens. We can thank weeds like dandelion and nettles for nourishing and purifying the soil. We can thank seaweed for purifying the oceans.

We can stop supporting all GMO foods. Period. Just stop. Yes, this will result in a very different way of grocery shopping. Yes, this will result in mind-altering awakenings and spontaneous healing. Yes, this will result in going more local and cutting back on fossil fuels, BigAg and BigPharma. Any questions? These are the kinds of shifts we need to make right now. And we can. If you can’t see yourself getting rid of all GMO foods right now, then take a tiny, conscious step in that direction. Have an organic salad for lunch twice per week, or grow a windowsill pot of your own basil for pesto. Spend a Saturday morning at your local farmer’s market. Just do something that resonates with a healing, loving, natural and honoring direction. And keep adding to that something.

Want to do more? Talk to the Elementals and converse with the Elements. Send healing energy to the waters of this planet. Dr. Emoto has shown that water responds to words and intentions. Start sending them. Start saying Ho’o Pono Pono to the water. “I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.” Say that to the Earth. And mean it! Thank the flowers and the bees. Gratitude heals. Walk barefoot on the Earth. Feel yourself connecting to that energy. Send and receive love through your feet. Take a gardening, herb, and/or wild foraging class. Get some plant and nature books out of your local library and actually read them. Stand in the rain and let it pour over you. Sit in the sunshine and appreciate how the planet responds. Feel yourself as the bridge you are between heaven and earth.

Want to do even more? Practice responsible creation. If you know that thoughts create reality and you don’t like what you see, start looking for what you’d love to see. Walk outside and appreciate the beauty of your neighborhood. Even if you live in the city, you can find natural elements to love. Central Park offers diverse, wild Nature, right in the middle of NYC. You probably have purslane, dandelions, plantain or chicory growing in your sidewalk cracks. You’ve got flowers shamelessly announcing their sexuality and joy for all the world to see. Emulate them. You are beautiful, but you will be even more beautiful if you can find and honor yourself without feeling ashamed of who and what you are.

Want to do even more than that? Sing. Invite sacred chants and mantras into your life and belt those melodies into land, sea and sky. Music is all numbers, and numbers are the universal language. Frequency. Sing your heart out. Isn’t that what the angels do? Think of yourselves as Earth Angels, actively creating harmony and balance through every thought, word and deed.

Can you do more? Of course you can! How much do you love your Mother? How much do you love yourself? How much do you love each other? Show it. Little gestures, big gestures: size doesn’t matter in this case. Just start showing and being Love. YOU are IT.

I will leave you with this sincere and fervent prayer to the Goddess for forgiveness. It’s as good a place to start as any:

Lee Harris: Loving the Feminine Road Less Traveled

You can watch Lee Harris’ June Energy Forecast below. As always, Lee expresses so much of what I’ve been sensing, feeling and honoring in client sessions and in my own life. That return of the goddess energy just keeps amplifying on our planet, surrounding and permeating our world. I do notice that some people have become so divorced from the idea of the Divine Feminine that much misunderstanding exists. As Lee mentions in this month’s forecast, June’s energy shift is about balance. In a world that has suppressed the Divine Feminine into the Shadow, that energy may rise in what initially appear as scary or painful ways:

“There is a great grace and heart energy coming into our world in June, which will allow the emotional movements to be fast and deep if you are willing to let them go. Conversely, if you resist or insist on sticking to ‘the story’ of your pain or suffering, things will feel chronic to you until you start to feel rather than ‘think’ your way through.”

Here in Madison, the day after Walker survived a virulent Recall attempt that seems to have emboldened his political attack on unions, minorities, education, the middle class and especially women, it would be easy for people to play the victim or insist on “‘the story’ of your pain or suffering.” I am personally not surprised by the election results, though, because I’ve been sensing that Dark Goddess energy for a long time, particularly in politics. The appearance of the goddess rarely means immediate or easy success. Sometimes the goddess tests for courage; often she invokes pain or humiliation in order to help us regain our strength. She employs unfair tricks, grand illusions and even mockery. She’s fickle — aiding and abetting both sides at different times.

Sound harsh? Sometimes it is! And yet, there’s a playfulness, toughness and unconditional love behind her actions. We might want to think of her more like a Mr. Miyagi from Karate Kid. A gorgeous, terrifying, Mommy Dearest, sword wielding and spell casting Mr. Miyagi — but also a birthing, rejuvenating, fecund, fertile, creative and empowering coach, who helps us grow in ways we don’t appreciate until we recognize our newfound awareness, strength and skill. When we start reclaiming these gifts of the Shadow feminine, we can finally reclaim her most precious gifts: sovereignty and protection of the land. We learn to see through the illusions of this world as we come to know this aspect of ourselves. We also begin to find that elusive balance, so that we can integrate both the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine, together, becoming fully empowered and evolved humans.

The less we sideline these increasing feminine energies, the more we can utilize them to our own advantage. In the Irish story of Cuchulain, the Morrigan (triple Dark Goddess) tries to help the hero in so many ways. Again and again, he rejects her help, disrespecting her and preferring to do everything on his own. He suffers much pain as a result, for the Morrigan appears in disguise, sometimes attempting to give him strength or guidance, sometimes seeking her vengeance. Each time, his stubborn pride rejects her until — too late — he sees it’s her. Each time, he says, “If I had known it was you, I would have acted differently.”

Sometimes he would have fought her harder; sometimes he would have softened. The specific reaction matters less than his sense of regret at not recognizing with whom he was dealing. Information helps us to respond appropriately in each moment. We need to clear our perspective in order to see clearly in the Shadow. As we invite more of the Divine Feminine into our lives, we learn to befriend that energy. We learn to trust forgotten, yet powerfully loving parts of ourselves. Only then does the terrifying Crone transform into the Divine Mother capable of birthing our beautiful Virgin world.

Here’s Lee: