Sunday, November 25, 2007

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Are your ears feeling a little swollen, irritated, or otherwise stressed lately? I felt like I had tinnitus a few nights ago; that high-pitched sound we occasionally experience hit with much stronger force than ever before, and would not stop no matter what I did. Panicked, I couldn't fall back to sleep, thinking I'd somehow acquired tinnitus.

Well, like the first Superman episode (can you remember the television show that describes how he first came to Earth? And the woman who would become his Mom heard a ringing in her ears that turned out to be the rocketship carrying her infant son approaching?), the annoying buzz turns out to be a positive sign. I should've known: almost every time I experience a strange "symptom" these days, it's just another sign of ascension.

In her November Earthlog, Archangel Michael channel Celia Fenn explains that the latest crop of physical changes is how our 3D bodies are expanding to hold the enormous Love now streaming onto the planet. About the ear symptoms, she writes:

" part of the changes, the human angel template is being re-wired to accommodate for a wider range of visual and auditory ability. Think of it in this way, when we started to use digital cameras, we started to photograph 'orbs', and some people can even see them. I know I can. Now, your body is the same, as you 'upgrade' to your new Human Angel design you will begin to see and hear things that were previously beyond the normal range for humans. And I was given to understand that this is literal and physical, and not just intuitive.

"So, we can expect that as we enter the New Earth and the New Cycle, we will have extended vision and hearing. But, as always, your Higher Self will only allow you to experience these things when you are able to integrate them into yourself and are capable of dealing with an altered range of perception. Most people take time, and they have difficulty in 'letting go' of old ways of perception because these make them feel safe.

"As Michael explained it, the new abilities of vision and hearing are linked to the Heart. We will learn to literally see and hear from the Heart. Our perceptual 'wiring' for these senses will go via the heart. Can you imagine what a difference it will make when we are truly able to see and hear with the heart? Oh yes, and to speak from the heart as well. I did notice last night that I was coughing a lot, and I have noticed at workshops that I do on my 'Sacred Heart' meditation, that people start to cough, so the Throat Chakra is also being re-wired to connect up with the Heart flow.

"I have noticed too with people that I have been connecting with over a long time, suddenly, like me, they are becoming more poetic and more able to express what they are feeling in their hearts. It is being able to express what is in your heart that makes you feel a deep Inner Peace, but it is also being able to receive the expressions of others into your heart that gives rise to Gratitude. And when you put together Inner Peace and Gratitude, then you undoubtedly get Joy and Love.

"So, you might say we are all being re-wired to express and receive Unconditonal Love through Creativity, from the Heart! Indeed, what an exciting experience...and what wonders await us in the future as we learn to work with this new range of perceptions and feelings that are gifted to us so that we might BE LOVE at the highest level of which we are capable."

Friday, November 16, 2007


Though Comet Holmes has been around for over a century, it's now erupted into a celestial phenomenon: bigger than the Sun, and continuing to expand.

Comets were once thought to be supernatural omens. As we enter a time when more Light is flooding onto the planet than ever before, it seems Holmes, the good detective, is helping to illumine our way. The currently comatose are being called to awaken at Light speed, because it's time...

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Tomorrow (today in some parts of the world) heralds what has always been a major stargate for us all: the 11:11. South Africa-based Lightworker Celia Fenn offers some insightful words on our present passage and the new global currency: Love.

I'd like to share an excerpt from my e-newsletter, What Shines for November 2005, which focused on the 11:11 doorway and is still relevant to now:

"November 11th signals a transformational gateway. Eleven is the master number reflecting the transmutation of physical to divine. You may have begun noticing 11:11 on digital clocks. This is an encoding that activates our cellular memory of the ascension process that's well underway.

It's often been difficult to tell whether we're moving towards the Light or deeper into shadow, when so much is being brought to the surface to be healed. The Tao Te Ching says, 'The way out into the light often looks dark/The way that goes ahead often looks as if it went back.'

I've just finished reading The Magic Circle by Katherine Neville, another evolutionary guidebook masquerading as fiction. Neville's narrative traces a cache of cryptic manuscripts across aeons, as one family struggles to protect these documents that, when decoded, will determine the fate of the world.

The time the text points to is now: the dawning Aquarian Age. And there is much discussion of geomantic lines of power: key points on Earth that can divine our destiny. What reverberated in my mind was "Axis mundi": the mythic center of the world that connects Heaven and Earth.

The Axis mundi correlates cross-culturally with the concept of the World Tree, as well as with the caduceus, an ancient symbol of alchemy that today denotes the medical profession. The caduceus has long been my personal power symbol. For me, the two snakes entwining face-to-face represent the ultimate union: an alchemical wedding that forges something more magnificent than either could alone.

This is the Axis mundi to which we're heir: Love, and reverence for all life. We even embody it: the Heart chakra is the center of the body, connecting the three spiritual chakras above it with the three physical chakras below. As we engender greater love and compassion, we merge Earth with the Heavens.

And at last we are ready. Enough of us have cooked in our cultural cauldron to create an uncritical mass, a confluence ('flowing together') of allies.

You're invited to the Axis Mundi Dance—the most exuberant synchronized Dance of all time. Eleven a-lovin'. It's purely elemental."

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Sign of the Times

It was a tight call as to which quote I'd use to lead off the November issues of my e-newsletter, What Shines. I ultimately chose to go with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh because the overall tone was uplifting. However, I want to pay homage to the visceral poetry of Colleen Redman, because this piece certainly carries a powerful message:

Sign of the Times

Put a “Do Not Disturb” sign
over the forest
Hang an “Out of Order” sign
on the White House door
Proceed with caution
Yield to your conscience
Handle the whole world
with care.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Transcending Material Martyrdom the Natural Way

Many of us find that as we advance spiritually, our material resources dry up. Yet since all money metaphors contain water imagery (cash flow, liquid assets, currency...) this seems like imagining the Sahara when we're actually standing at an oasis.

Tom "Montalk" has an intriguing on article on reimagining wealth consciousness that discusses the concept of flow, tied in with both the breakthrough film The Matrix, and the power of Nature, the latter of which I discuss in in-depth in the current issue of What Shines. He writes, in part,

"Because money is a type of flow, we can make a comparison to water flow in order to illustrate the difference between making money the Matrix way or the Divine way. To empty water from a bottle, common sense says to tip it upside down. Sure enough, the water goes 'glug' several times and eventually empties. But if instead one first shakes the bottle in a circular motion, the flow forms into a vortex that more rapidly and efficiently drains from the bottle. Nature loves efficiency, and the vortex is nature’s most efficient form of flow. If one initiates an impulse in line with the laws of nature (shaking the bottle / leaping toward a wisely chosen goal on solid faith that the material means will synchronistically fall into place), the resulting flow will be many times more efficient than were these laws ignored. The Matrix method of progress is based on ignorance of higher laws and is inefficient. But if one initiates an impulse in line with those higher laws, progress speeds up as reality aligns via numerous synchronicities, just as flow speeds up as water aligns into the shape of a vortex.

"To increase the flow of money, you must exercise your ability to spend it. This is no different from increasing physical energy by exercising your body. Pinching your dollar to save money is like staying physically inactive to conserve energy...It is the pinching and holding on to your last dollar, fearing that no more will come, that actually prevents your receiving more. For giving, more than anything else, helps to open the channel so that supply, both spiritual and material, can freely flow.

"Opening flow requires that money come purely as a byproduct of following your heart; money is not an incentive when the heart alone compels you into action. In other words, the 'incentive' for doing higher productive work lies beyond material compensation, arising instead from an inner sense of service, compassion, wisdom, courage, and necessity. By acting on these living principles as they are felt and acknowledged, the material details automatically work themselves out.

"To summarize, material martyrdom is not necessary for spiritual progress. When in balance, material prosperity naturally arises when priority is given to spiritual prosperity. Where the Divine Will flows, material limitations melt away."