Posts Tagged ‘Doorways to Other Dimensions’

Sync Winks and Faery Portals

I’ve been having one of those days already, and it’s just 7:22 a.m.! Due to a combination of yesterday’s late afternoon chocolate, a hot upstairs, new fan and the sudden absence of our heavy comforter, I had trouble falling asleep last night. My intuition was screaming at me to use that excuse to read the Kindle version of Sharon Blackie’s “If Women Rose Rooted,” since I had downloaded it in Pennsylvania but not had a chance yet to begin reading it. My Kindle sat on the floor next to the bed taunting me all night, but for some reason, I refused to give up on sleep and read.

At one point, after about my fifth bathroom break, fan fiddle, and prowl around the upstairs, I decided to go downstairs, still sans Kindle, and turn the full house fan on with just a few minutes of AC. We have super steep steps here — Dutch steps, as David and his dad call them. They have new hardwood directly over the original steps of this gut rehab, because to change the steps at all would have meant needing to bring them up to code, much less steep and a complete change to the house’s original layout.This stairwell has long given me visions of radical falls, and so I always hold the railing on the way down.

When Tania Marie visited last year, she tumbled down the last third of the steps while I was outside in the garden, but thanks to some kind of faery intervention, Reiki and both topical and oral arnica, my sweet friend who has a history of foot fractures didn’t even bruise. I experienced a similar situation last night on my way downstairs. Despite holding onto the railing and being catlike in my abilities to move through the dark, somehow, last night, I misjudged where the floor should be, skipping the final two steps.

I had just been wondering, “Where will we move when we’re finally done our time in Goshen?” I know I’ve got a contract with this land, and David and I had earlier been discussing how I might as well just continue to dive into the gardens here until I’ve completed the transformation. I had forgotten a message from 2014 that I am opening a faery portal here with all the land healing, flowers, trees and sacred work I do on these two yards. Around the same time, I received a vision of David and me as very, very old people, sitting happily by a fire in what feels like Ireland but might be the actual faery realm. This has remained a steady vision of mine for years now, popping up when least expected, but I wasn’t thinking about it at all last night.

Here’s where things get really strange:

There I was, hot, insomniac, listening to trains from across town blow their horns far away even though ours were silent … feeling far too vata with all that wind blowing from an air purifier and our new fan, wondering wherever will we move when I’m finally finished here. Before bed, I had just ordered a small frog birdbath/fountain and David Phlox, along with other white flowers for a watery moon garden in the Haus Am See’s backyard. Frustrated with my inability to sleep but for some reason not reading “If Women Rose Rooted,” I made my way downstairs, miscalculated the bottom and literally flew into Door Number 17 — “Elen of the Ways,” which is itself a faery portal, complete with faery star on top.

A few odd things about my launch: that’s not the door directly in front of the stairwell! I not only missed the bottom two steps and flew through the air unharmed, but I somehow pivoted midair in order to body slam the faery portal I had painted for Goshen’s “sustainable sovereignty” and in honor of Elen of the Ways, who finds the right paths. The door I ran into was the white one with the faery star, fly agaric mushrooms, and a faery passage “silver branch,” an apple in simultaneous leaf, blossom and fruit:

Faery Portal

The maroon door directly in front of the steps is Door Number 4 –“Four of Wands/Karuna.”

Anyway, I eventually went back to bed, tossing and turning for awhile and then finally sleeping just long enough to awaken at 4:44 a.m., about 21 minutes before David’s alarm was due to go off. (Note the address on Door Number 17: 444. You can read the synchronous story of that door’s creation by clicking here, but I didn’t notice the 444 sync wink until several more synchronicities prompted me to take a photo of it to share in today’s post.)

David got up, and I decided to try to go back to sleep, but that “If Women Rose Rooted” book kept calling to me, so I finally picked up my Kindle and began reading all about Boudica and strong women of the Celtic Tradition — about the power of the land and the importance of women reconnecting with the land. It’s a delightful, enchanting book so far, but reading about Boudica reminded me of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s “Ravens of Avalon,” which tells the story of Boudica, when then reminded me of “Priestess of Avalon,” which draws upon legends of Elen of the Ways.

Too many syncs before breakfast! This woman was rising rooted and reading her Celtic Devotional for the day. What did I find? A passage about soul kinship, which had me again pondering our next location and David and me talking about Irish people in both South Bend and Pennsylvania. I decided to pull a Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle Card, and pulled “Secret Doorway,” which pictures a half-woman, half-fae being approaching … a faery portal!

Wild Wisdom Secret Doorway

Stunned, I ran to Door Number 17, marveling at my unharmed crash into that faery portal last night. When David’s alarm went off this morning, I said, “Well, I’m still here. I fell down the steps and crashed into the faery portal, but I guess it wasn’t time yet.” As I looked at the door, I noticed the 444 and remembered my waking moment this morning.

I showed David the Secret Doorway card, and he said, “Hey, that looks just like the photo I took of you in Pennsylvania.”

Faery Door at Monocacy Park

Of all the things I wanted to do in Penn’s Woods on our visit there, taking David to my old haunts in Monocacy Park was on top of my list. We finally got a few hours to ourselves the afternoon before my father passed away. As we wandered by Monocacy Creek, I felt the presence of the Fae, so imagine our delight to find this faery door just off the path! David snapped a photo as I approached the door, and yes, it does remind me of the Secret Doorway card.

I had mostly finished this blog post before an early session with someone who had just returned from Ireland, and the sync winks continued in our discussion. Some key divinatory meanings of the Secret Doorway include: “Being able to see change ahead, but not knowing how to deal with it. Understanding that in order to learn something new, one must forget what one thinks one knows. Getting ‘down’ to the level of others who you do not know. Receiving messages from nature. Understanding that wonderment is the natural process of change.”

Indeed, I wonder as I wander … and, as Tolkien and Door Number 16 state, “Not all who wander are lost.”

Blessed Be

… and be the blessing!

Door Number 18: Peace of the Blue Irises

My latest portal door is a commissioned piece, which I almost turned down due to all the other projects on docket for completion this winter. But dreams, visions and a Wisdom of Avalon Oracle card indicated in no uncertain terms that this 8 x 10″ small, yet mighty portal did intend to come through in the not-too-distant future. As much as my rational mind said, “Laura, you’ve already got an overfull plate. The last thing you need is another project this winter,” a greater sense of gentle timing and rightness whispered, “Yes, do this, and do it well.” The portal commissioner and I made arrangements back in December 2015; however, I let her know I’d need to wait until at least mid-January to begin painting, since we had so many holiday travels and guests, and I wanted to finish my Permaculture Design Course first.

We agreed that the “door” would determine its own timing, and I continued to plug and plug away at my 72-hour certification course, plus an unusually high volume of phone sessions. Typical me, I had somehow convinced myself that I could finish a 72-hour course in 12 hours, and so I found the lessons and homework taking much, much longer than anticipated. Fancy that! I’ve learned so much and really intended to finish the final project before beginning this portal, but about 1/3 of the way through my final project, after numerous delays, I suddenly felt the time had come to paint this portal.

In retrospect, everything occurred in perfect timing, as several major astrological events and the cross quarter day of Imbolc played key roles in discerning the overall design.In fact, not one, but two distinct portals came through so strongly that I needed to check with my client to see which one felt like her portal. I know from past experience that sometimes a future door hijacks the one I’m working on, as happened when Door Number 6: Freya and Frigga inserted itself ahead of The Lovers door I thought I was about to paint. It turned out that the first idea I received really was the right portal for her, and the second idea will grace the 2/3 door sitting in our garage since last April.

That fact came as a relief, because Door Number 19 seems like a much more complicated endeavor than Door Number 18! I wondered how I would fit that entire download onto an 8 x 10″ canvas. Somewhere in that flurry of downloads I realized that this “door” better suited a wooden panel than a canvas. It just seemed more solid, and I like the ability to knock on a magical door. Lo, and behold, when I took out my paints, I discovered an old 8 x 10″ wooden panel  I bought in 2014. Perfect! I felt the grain of the wood wanted to inform the shape of the portal and noticed how it suggested a tree with a stream below its roots:

wood panel

Each Divine Doorway I paint features some kind of writing (usually a quote) related to a door, journey, altered state, or magical sequence that anchors the overall theme/intention of the portal. Also, each portal works on multiple levels — the original seed intent, plus a larger opportunity for collective shift. I never know how the “door” will open until I know the proper phrase. In this case, I sent over a number of quotes for the intender’s consideration, yet somehow knowing she’d choose the first:

“Sometimes you don’t know when you’re taking the first step through a door, until you’re already inside.” ~ Ann Voskamp

Once I had the quote, I figured this portal would practically paint itself, and I so looked forward to completing it during the week of Imbolc. The subtle shift of mid-winter as it tips towards spring, the inspiration of Brigid, and the long-awaited completion of my creative space next door all seemed to align into their own opening to the next phase. As happened before, though, various other alignments presented themselves for deeper discernment and even more perfect timing. An unexpected guest we could not easily refuse decided to assert use of the blue house (my newly finished and long anticipated creative space), and her presence and the non-communication of when I would or would not have the house to myself encouraged me to put off the painting for one more week.

When painting portals, you want to feel in the right mind and heart set, lest you accidentally open the door to energies or outcomes other than the sacred intention. I felt rather frustrated at yet another delay, but the timing of that Imbolc week — which stretched from our Imbolc Wheel of the Year gathering on Saturday, January 30th all the way through the (quite late) actual cross quarter day of February 4th — turned out to offer exceptionally magical openings, blessings and shifts. I added a Reiki Healing Attunement to the portal door process and awaited the following week.

As if on cue, the day before I finished the portal painting that presented itself as a fairy door, an actual fairy door arrived in the mail from my friend, Ella! I promptly brought it over to my writing office where it seemed to bring in all sorts of faeries to bless the final touches of portal painting:

faery door

Once begun, the portal opened over the course of three days’ painting sessions, all to Mike Rowland’s lovely CD, “The Fairy Ring,” a favorite of mine for creative writing and for this particular portal. This YouTube video does not do justice to the magical CD, but it gives you a taste of Door Number 18’s soundtrack:

My client gave me very few guidelines for this portal. She briefly shared what kind of space she hoped the door would help her to enter and requested only one must-include detail: blue irises. She wanted to hang the portal in her office, so any Runic coding I did (and I did a lot of coding!) needed to look subtle enough for the general public. For confidentiality, I can’t say her particular goals; however, this door holds a collective intention of moving so easily and perfectly into the new that one day you wake up realizing you’re already there — just like the quote, spoken through a babbling brook: “Sometimes you don’t know when you’re taking the first step through a door, until you’re already inside.” ~ Ann Voskamp

I described the 8 x 10″ piece to her as “inconspicuously powerful,” and so it is:

portal

The portal really plays with light. Depending on the background and/or the lighting, different parts appear to glow, at times the door, and at other times, the irises:

portal 2

I added ivy to the tree to symbolize intertwined friendships, sychronicities and spirals throughout life, and how, even as things change, a part of them remains eternal. May the “Peace of the Blue Irises” gently usher in those soul longings for greater harmony and connection. May the babbling brook and stone path lead to your own magical doorway, and may this door open to quiet worlds of wonder.

The Fairy Faith (Parts 1 and 2)

Fascinating documentary!

Portals, Evolution, and Instant Manifestation

Today we have another lengthy, but definitely worthwhile, guest blog post by Bill Ballard. He discusses something he calls “the dimensional slide,” which manifests as “doorways” to alternate realities and parallel universes. Those who’ve followed my portal paintings of actual doors know that this has been an interest of mine for quite some time (pun intended). I have shared the idea of choice points and portal openings with clients when appropriate, but I’ve not yet written too much about it. I will say that the way I access past life information has much to do with this web of interconnected realities and options. Bill explicitly discusses sacred lovemaking as a means of opening such portals, but I have found that any strong intention infused with love can manifest such options and gateways.

Perhaps Rumi said it best:

There Is a Way

The intellect says: “The six directions are limits: there is no way out.”
Love says: “There is a way. I have traveled it thousands of times.”
The intellect saw a market and started to haggle;
Love saw thousands of markets beyond that market.

–Rumi

Although these ideas may at first sound far fetched, I encourage people to read scientific works by people like Lynne McTaggart, who explores the interconnectedness of all things, as well as the ways our thoughts and feelings influence our external reality. She reports on actual controlled scientific studies in her books, “The Intention Experiment” and “The Field.” David Wilcock has also published a book documenting the science of reality co-creation called “The Source Field Investigations.” Some mystics, hypnotherapists, intuitives, meditators, and shamans have long known about such portals and choice points, but science is finally starting to catch up. You might also enjoy the book, “The Medium, The Mystic, and the Physicist: Towards a General Theory of the Paranormal.”

For now, though, I’ll leave you with Bill:

The Dimensional Slide
By Bill Ballard

The Dimensional Slide. It sounds like some New Age dance step and in a way it is. As frequencies rise and spiral into the center many are experiencing contact with parallel dimensions and other realities. As frequencies elevate the veils become thinner and we find ourselves shifting into alternate realities – all happening in the now.

We know thought creates reality and vibrations allow access to various dimensions. However, as we near the center of the 2012 spiral (coming ever closer to the point of oneness) there is something else also happening. Various possible realities are conjoining. Multiple possibilities of All That Is are manifesting before our eyes.

There is a choice that each must make. It is, “What do I wish to manifest from this illusion for my own future self to experience?”

For many years we’ve been told this time would come – the time of merging timelines. This reality has now arrived. Many are now perceiving these parallel experiences and stepping into them. Many are becoming aware as they witness and/or feel moments of alternate possibilities. From my perspective these are the possible choices we can shift into for various experiences.

This is what mastery is about – that we create exactly what we intend and not step off into another cycle of lessons because we could not master our thoughts and emotions.

This subject gets deep as I ponder it. How best to express this in words?

I had experiences of this as a child. They seemed to occur as various encodings were unlocked for my spiritual growth. When I look back to those magical experiences from this time-frame it seems dimensional slides were what had actually occurred.

It is all about the possibilities of alternate realities. As we experience a slide we shift from the current reality we experience into, for a moment or more, other existing realities where our souls are also incarnated. As you know consciousness and our true selves are far greater than what the ego experiences in this life – in this body.

Yes. You have the ability to raise your frequencies and shift consciousness up and down your Antakarana to experience different dimensions and levels of consciousness anchored at various chakra levels. But you are not just what is on the Antakarana connected from Mother Earth’s Sacred Heart through you and back to Source. There are many additional fragments of yourself in alternate realities – parallel universes – experiencing all the alternate choices that were possible for you to experience in this current incarnation.

This is a deep subject, a bottomless pit in itself. What I’m saying is when you experience a meshing – a conscious touching of alternate realities while your current life plays out – it is a decision point, an opportunity to go in another direction. It is a chance to walk through a doorway that has opened when two probable realities merge for a short time.

Is this what Jesus meant when he spoke of the End Times, saying two would be in the field and one would be taken? It sometimes seems to me a doorway opens that I could step through, a portal manifesting in this reality I am used to. Do I have choice? I think so. This is no doubt why each must master experience by controlling thought and emotion.

Messages concerning mastery of thought and emotion keep arriving. That what we decide to picture in our minds is what creates and manifests our reality. As Mother Earth shifts into the higher 5th dimensional vibrations thoughts and emotions manifest more instantly. This is especially the case as we individually raise our personal vibrations.

Mother Earth’s shift into these higher vibrations is a big problem for those who have not learned to control/master personal thought, emotion and mental pictures. It is now a time of great responsibility for our personal behavior. This is what the End Times and the separation of Wheat and Chaff is all about.

You can go into any reality you create for yourself. It is all about how high you raise your frequency, what thought and emotion you wish to envision as you create the illusion you experience. The awakening is the realization that you are indeed creating reality. It is knowing you are here to experience All That Is. This includes many different levels of experience in alternate and parallel universes overlaid and side by side with the one you are attuned to in this reality. These alternate pathways are in addition to the higher dimensional levels you attune to in your day to day life.

What Is Happening In 2012

Humanity is arriving at the center point of the spiral – the zero point where all time, space and realities converge. Individuals who are just awakening may have difficulty comprehending this. I feel deeply for them. It is such a vast subject and level of awareness. That said, I also know all individuals will be given the understanding they need for their souls’ growth in these times. The Law of Attraction will see to that. The vibration each chooses to experience will create the level of teaching that resonates with personal choices for experience.

This is why you need not focus on the spiritual development of another. Each has free will and interrupting such may create a karmic tie. You really don’t want any of that to have to play out and complete! Indeed, no more Karmic bonding for me!

Back to what’s happening in 2012. As we approach Zero Point and veils continue to drop dimensional slides will increase and get stronger. They will remain unveiled longer. We will now doubt experience gateways to other realities – portals or doorways we can step through for that alternate experience. What we think and feel, and the level of vibration we emit at the time the dimensional doorway is visible brings forth resonance with the alternate reality.

I have heard of others going through portals such as this and learned it is easier to go through than it is to return to the previous reality. An example is the story of the Men In Black – those alternate universal beings that slid into our universe and brought the negativity needed for ascension. They created a portal not knowing what reality was on the other end of the wormhole. They stepped through into our universe in the area of Sirius and could not return to their point of origin. They came from a lower 2nd dimensional vibrating universe into our 3rd and 4th dimensional levels. This turned out to be a good event, one that has played an important part in Earth School’s duality experience.

It is my belief these doorways are wormholes into various alternate realities that are attracted by the vibrations we emit. It is a fork-in-the-road provided for choice. We could go either way. It is our choice whether or not we experience these alternative possibilities.

This is the dimensional slide I attune to when I experience these alternatives flowing in. My experience urges me to remind you to guard your every thought and emotion. Master them! Mastery is Key to this ascension experience! That is exceedingly obvious at this time.

And don’t get hung up about your ego. Let it go! Ego is only you in this lifetime. It is not you in these alternate realities and certainly not in the higher dimensions where ego doesn’t exist!

My Early Childhood Experience With The Dimensional Slide

My first experience was as a child. I was still in touch with my other worldly powers, having not yet been told these were just imaginary powers. I would experience times when I felt I had options concerning where to go and what to do. Looking back from my current level of comprehension I now know what my child-self believed was true. I could have been anything and done anything I wanted. These doorways were decision points capable of affecting future manifestations within this illusory reality. What I experienced were multiple forks in the road of what would/could happen as a result of the choices I made.

Later in life I found these experiences occurring in those higher levels of awareness as my spiritual encodings were unlocked. As Jim Carrey stated the awareness was experienced – felt as whole – but then slipped away as we attempted to grab it and hang on. In any event the decision we made sent us through the doorway into the life we ultimately chose to experience. What Jim Carrey was attempting to hold on to is this ultimate knowingness that lies between two worlds – the connection to the wizard behind the curtain.

The In-Between Reality Phase

The in-between phase is the doorway we step through. It is the middle ground – the point from which we see both sides. It is an unveiled point of connection to Source from which we perceive with full awareness. As I matured these dimensional slides within my field of awareness occurred from the high vibratory state of love.

It was the act of making love that opened the doorway on many occasions. At first I didn’t understand what was going on. All I knew was that it felt exciting, familiar and was triggered at the peak of oneness that results from a heart-to-heart chakra connection. I thought it was because of the partner I had at the time and our being in love. I have since discovered it has nothing to do with a certain other, even though they can take you to that state of Oneness by the love you feel for them. What I subsequently discovered was my experience represented the level of love I had opened myself to – a level that can be experienced with or without another partner.

I have since found I can experience this dimensional slide while making love but not limited to a certain individual. It is my connection to the Source Field – to that Zero Point where the veils drop and possibilities can become endless. It happens because love is Creation! But partnering can be a problem within itself as karmic bonding can occur. That we don’t want to have happen at this time! Making love is best undertaken with a prior agreement that no “cording” or emotional bonding occurs that creates karma. Sex must be sacred and only heart to heart.

How To Avoid Karmic Entrapment

Energies are transferred when you make love or allow someone to bond within your energy field. This can be a problem if your choice of partners is not a good one. People bring the energies of others into your field. These energies may consist of others they have been with, energies of other family members, their environment, or even past experience and life issues. You must be exceedingly careful regarding who you allow into your field at this time as the baggage they carry can indeed trash your energy field. Each needs to take care of personal garbage rather than leaving it in another’s field to clean and clear up. Be careful and choosy concerning who you allow to be close to you. It is your as much your personal experience as mine is my own!

I do know that love making with the right partner, and having spiritual sex can take the couple into the higher dimensional awareness as that heart to heart connection is created and the fields of the two merge into one. Remember we are all one anyway and you are only sharing love with another aspect of your self. Making love is a reconnection with another you. The sensation of being in love is simply the true loving of you! You are loving yourself and allowing the experience to enter from an external source. You think you are in love with that other you, but truly that other you is helping you break down barriers of living from the mind and assisting you to shift into heart.

The heart is where you must learn to stay. Being with others can help you make the connection from head to heart but you must stay in the heart to anchor that way of being. Doing this allows you to really love your Self and find that connection to who we truly are inside rather than looking to the external illusion for happiness. That internal connection is the connection to Source and the only true reality that is eternal. All exterior is finite and will dissolve.

On occasion – once true love is present – the perception of an opening to a different world occurs. From my perspective this is very real. It is a doorway in consciousness to experience a different reality. It is just a portal through that sacred space in your heart from which you can perceive the entire universe no larger than a beach ball in your hands as you step through.

What’s on the other side of these dimensional slides – these portals of reality that open? I don’t know. What I do know is that each time I have had supernatural experiences in this Bill Ballard lifetime the energy that has stopped me is fear. I would have a single thought emerge that limited my experience, and that single thought set the reality I would later experience. I believe my reality would have been changed. The only thing that held me back was me – my thought, emotion, and perception.

The 2012 Center Point And Dimensional Shift

We are approaching a definitive time cycle center point as we spiral ever tighter towards the galactic center. Time will continue to accelerate and issues will repeat with greater intensity as we move closer to that point. This is why now is the perfect time for mastery and completion of all lessons we came to Earth School to learn. It is time to clear karma and decide what we each wish to manifest and experience next. That is what 2012 and the coming dimensional shift is all about.

Many individuals will remain on this 3D level of experience while others will choose to step off that ride and opt for one of myriad other possibilities. If it can be thought of it exists. If not in this universe then definitely in a parallel one. We have the choice to experience anything our hearts’ desire and we are by our thoughts and emotions attracting that new experience. The excitement of 2012 unfolds with increasing rapidity. Those who have so deeply immersed themselves in the lower dimensions may find themselves having a difficult time. But that is what they need.

It is my understanding that messages as this one will always find the person seeking. That is the Law of Attraction. What we choose to allow ourselves to perceive and to experience will be aided by Spirit bringing us the tools, awareness and comprehension into our lives, for us to gain the experiences on the path we choose. There is, in reality, no good and no bad – just choice. Choice is what must be made. We have a myriad of choices allowed – choices limited only by our capacity for thought.

Not making a conscious decision to ascend is one of your choices at this time. If you decide not to ascend you will remain in the lower dimensional vibrations for another cycle of duality. That is an additional 26,000 years of time as we perceive it, and a Self-selected number of reincarnations until the next astrological cycle of ease and grace occurs.

These increasing numbers of dimensional slides are the doorways into alternate realities. You can choose to step through if you want. Simply observing the myriad options offered for alternate experience can also be done. For me personally seeing those possibilities and remaining in this ego/higher-self manifestation is my choice. I choose to create and stay in this reality. It is quite interesting to have these experiences and encounter Source in those portals between worlds.

Many are attempting to explain – with limited words – the experience we are having. This is occurring with greater frequency as many reach higher levels of vibration. I bring up this subject because I have heard no discussion of it as yet in the hopes of provoking others to share their ideas and understanding. This in turn helps me view my experience from a more enlightened perspective when I am able to contemplate other’s perceptions of similar experience.

With Unconditional LOVE for All That IS,
Bill Ballard – 1/23/12

I would like to thank Donna and Jerry Creamer for their support which is allowing me to get my work done and these messages out. (That’s Bill Ballard thanking them, but I — Laura — thank them, too, for allowing Bill the time and space for writing and sacred ceremony.)