Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Question of Balance

Mayan time cycles maven Li Walter, PhD, says we're entering into a balancing act as we prepare to close out 2008, and it's an opportunity for integration on all levels:

"Coming in the Moon of Balance, this is a journey to find a new balance in our lives and in our society.

With so many planets in Capricorn at the moment, including the New Moon in Capricorn (and Sun in Capricorn) on 1 Skywalker (Saturday, Dec. 27th), this is clearly a journey in fundamentally re-balancing and re-structuring how we live. Mars and Pluto in early Capricorn provide some push, while Jupiter and Mercury in late Capricorn help to pull us toward the possibilities of Aquarius.

On Dec. 31st, Saturn in Virgo goes retrograde until mid-May, so here too we are given the indication that a practical re-working of how we work is in order. Also that night, just after sunset you can see the crescent Moon with Venus in the southwest and Mercury with Jupiter very low in the west.

January 1st falls on a 6 Mirror portal day, so here again is a call to reflect upon balance, and allow more balanced perceptions to lead us into the year to come.

This Skywalking journey toward greater balance manifests on the 10 Wind day on Jan. 3rd as Jupiter moves into Aquarius for the next year. It's time to take a big breath. Jupiter is much more comfortable here, able to go big, take risks, expand into the exploration of innovative possibilities.

And just on the very last day of this Moon, the World-bridger wave connects this new balancing into the attunement of Moon 7 to come. Moving from balance as we bridge different worlds is vital, whether between our personal world and another's, between work and home life, or between this dimension and others."

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Are You A USB?

No, not a computer interface ~ an Ultra Sensitive Being. For me, becoming a Sensitive in the early '90s (or rather, becoming aware that I am) meant stepping fully into my life purpose and planetary service, so the "downside" — noticing and often reacting to olfactory and other stimuli that for most people fly under the radar — is a small exchange. And yet, given that our language evolves more slowly than we do, I dislike being labeled (or self-labeling) as a "chemically sensitive" person. Ultra Sensitive Being resonates more fully with the truth that sensitivity, like all conditions, contains an inherent wholeness.

It's therefore with great gratitude that I read Stefanie Miller's article, Being Ultra Sensitive this morning.

Later, I also found this wonderful article on eHow, of all places: How to Be A Healthy Empath, which lists 17 clear, helpful tips for recognizing energy that isn't yours, clearing your space, strengthening your energetic field. and nurturing yourself in an accelerated world. Great guidance for almost anyone, whether or not you identify as an empath!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Arc of A New World

A full rainbow with a fainter secondary rainbow appeared in today's multifaceted sky, signifying (to me) the return of the Light, and blessings for humanity's abundance. They materialized in the East, place of new beginnings ~ here, one day after Winter Solstice. And within the hour, I witnessed a woman at the grocery store openheartedly offer a woman who had just lost a $20 bill one from her own purse, explaining when the latter demurred, "I've been there."

As have we all, in one form or another. The sharing across borders and boundaries and beliefs will only grow stronger with time. It's a full spectrum awakening, as all the colors of our immanent beauty shine forth, refracting clarity.

Blessed Be!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Caroline Casey's Winter Solstice Guide

From Coyote Network Newswire, the reverently irreverent, always topical, brilliantly quirky Caroline Casey, this take on Solstice as our ultimate turning point:

"Let's keep our appointment with this Mother of All Winter Solstices December 21st, when, for the first time in 248 years (last time, we didn't know about it, so we couldn't collaborate with the deftness available to us now) the Sun conjoins Pluto, (Mr./Ms. Death and Re-birth) at the Trickster Leader Redeemer degree, quickening customized dedication in each one of us.

This is the midnight hour of the year, and of 8,000 years of Empire in which humans had ceded authority (Saturn) to socio-pathic dingbats. Until now!

This Solstice poses the question: 'What must we die to, within and without, lest we die from.'

The I Ching chimes in: 24. The Turning Point - Winter Solstice

'After a time of decay comes the turning point. The powerful light that has been banished returns. There is movement but it is not brought about by force. Societies of people with a unifying vision are formed. But since these groups come together in full public knowledge and are in harmony with the time, all selfish tendencies are excluded, and no mistake is made. Everything comes of itself at the appointed time.'

From deep stillness comes replenishment and the gathering of strategy and wits. Not striving, but calm and merriment.

'The Winter Solstice has always been celebrated as the resting time of the year. In Winter the life energy is still underground. Movement is just at its beginning; therefore it must be strengthened by rest, so that it will not be dissipated by being used prematurely...

The return of health after illness, the return of understanding after an estrangement; everything must be treated tenderly and with care at the beginning, so that the return may lead to flowering.'

Now more than ever.

All of Creation is holding its breath, at this deep time, anticipating the birth, within each human heart, of wonder and willingness to cooperate with everything. May we kindle the warm glow of Trickster kindness, within us all, transform our emotional default setting to one of 'Woof Woof, wanna play!?!' Each moment awaits our imaginative dedication.

So let's toss all that is neither beautiful nor useful into the roiling cauldron of re-birth, that Time is so kindly providing us. (Let's compost all past-patterns of self-sabotage, personal and collective, for starters.)

Let's bow at the threshold of this New Year, to release and redeem all that we do not wish to take with us through the door. Remorse is said to be the highest of the negative states, the closest to clarity - because we see and feel all those times when we didn't respond to life's 'woof woof wanna play?!' When we fell for the compelling illusion of separateness, and forgot that we are all in one large, pulsing, shape-shifting according to collaborative intent, dream.

The Sufi, and we with her, gently pats her heart and whispers 'estafirahlah': forgiveness of self and others. And may 'forgive' mean 'to give energy for change.'

The protoplasm of reality is particularly susceptible to imprint now, by the power of word, language, story and metaphor. Allowing ourselves one true hyperbole: never before has the power of human storytelling been so essential in determining what dies and what lives.

Let us dedicate to animating the desirable story (to do otherwise would be complicitous with the evolutionary dead-end of empire. We suck the chi of our complicity from that which is dying, and exhale into the blooming of dynamic collaborative kinship We are here to re-dedicate to the responsibility of dreaming the desirable world into being.

Saturnalia: Deeper Dedication is the anti-dote to fear, as feeling useful is the anti-dote to depression. There - that's handled.

So, let's visualize and dedicate, wherever we are on Solstice, and journeying on into this powerful winter, that we are offering our unique and necessary Medicine, into the collective cauldron brew, and ladling ourselves a cup of All-Heal.

Trickster Medicine is really the sine qua non that brings all the other medicines into bubbling accord to produce the elixir of Dynamic Reverent Ingenuity."

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Why Winter Solstice 2008 is Significant

Patti Cota Robles has written a vital Solstice message. It's not posted to her website, so I am reprinting it below in its entirety. While most of us realize we are in the midst of an intense purge/purification period, Patti illuminates this particular moment with great clarity and faith.

"The Winter Solstice is considered one of the most powerful times of the year by many cultures around the world. In the Northern Hemisphere this celestial event usually occurs on December 21st. The timing of the solstice this year will be Sunday, December 21, at 7:04 a.m. EST, 4:04 a.m. PST, or 12:04 p.m. Universal Time.

The Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year, and it heralds the initial impulse of the annual return of the Sun, the Light, to the Earth. This year the spiritual effects of the Solstice will be more powerful than ever before. This is due to the incredible influx of Light that is pouring into the planet through the heartfelt pleas of people everywhere.

Humanity is experiencing the most intensified purging of the economic system, and the various other social structures that do not operate with a consciousness of the highest good for all concerned, that we have ever endured. This is a necessary cleansing that is paving the way for the physical manifestation of the patterns of perfection for the New Earth. The difficult part of this process is that the masses of Humanity do not see the bigger picture. Millions of people see only the painful situations that are happening in their lives. As a result of this limited perception, they feel overwhelmed and hopeless. This is very hard to observe, but it is not all bad.

After our fall from Grace aeons ago, we became so numb to the discord in our lives that we just muddled through our Earthly experiences accepting mediocrity as a natural state of being. We fell into the terrible habit of using pain as our motivator. Unless we were writhing in agony, we did not feel that it would help to take action or to ask for assistance from our Father-Mother God. For millions of people on Earth, prayer and an invocation for Light from our God Parents occurs only when they are brought to their knees by their life situations. This is exactly what is happening at this time for millions of people all over the world.

The Company of Heaven is revealing to us now that more people than ever before are reaching a critical moment in their life experiences. Consequently, millions of people are asking God for Divine Intervention. Many of them are praying for the very first time. This powerful event, in unison with the millions of Lightworkers who daily invoke the Light of God, has created the greatest influx of Light the Earth has ever experienced during a Winter Solstice. This Heavenly assistance will greatly empower the patterns of perfection for the New Earth, and it will accelerate our individual hopes and dreams by leaps and bounds.

Beginning now, and continuing for the next 72 hours, focus intently on the vision of what you want to manifest in your life and the lives of your loved ones. Focus on your visions for the New Earth and the harmony and balance you wish for all Humanity. This is a rare opportunity, and we are being called to action by our God Selves — our I AM Presence — and the Company of Heaven. Be sure your visions and your intentions always reflect our Oneness and the Reverence of ALL Life.

This event will pave the way for a God Victorious New Year. 2009 is going to be a year of miraculous changes. These changes have been in the works for quite some time, and now we are going to experience them tangibly in the world of form. These changes will not happen by chance. They will occur through the unified efforts of Lightworkers all over the world and the Company of Heaven.

I know there are a lot of dire predictions regarding the global economy and the challenges Humanity is going through, but we are not the victims of circumstance. We are the cocreators of our Earthly experiences. If we do not like the way things are going in our lives, we have the ability to change our circumstances. This is what we have been preparing for aeons to accomplish — and now is the time.

As the Hopi prophecy states: 'We are the ones we have been waiting for.'

2009 numerically is an 11 year. Eleven is the master number that reflects the transformation of the physical into the Divine. The archetypes for the patterns of perfection for the New Earth were securely anchored into the physical plane in August 2008. In 2009, through our creative faculties of thought and feeling, we will expand these patterns into our daily experiences.

The purging and cleansing of the obsolete behavior patterns that have caused the maladies existing in Humanity’s lives will continue. But the wonderful news is, as these old archetypes crumble away, the expansion of the patterns of perfection for the New Earth will begin to manifest in ways that will bring joy, fulfillment and great expectations into the hearts and minds of people everywhere.

There is a new sense of hope flooding through the hearts of people around the world. Humanity’s hope is magnetizing Legions of Light from the Realms of Perfection into the atmosphere of Earth in ways we have never experienced. The Divine Intent of these Messengers of God is to assist Humanity to move quickly through the cleansing process so that the bliss of the New Earth will manifest in the twinkling of an eye.

2009 is going to be whatever we cocreate together. Do not let this opportunity pass you by."

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Metamorphic Art

Simply surreal art by Octavio Ocampo: stretch your mind and move into the multidimensional YOU!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The New Currency

There's a lot being written about the shifting nature of money in these end times, when absolutely everything about our lives is morphing from the known to the (k)new, as we remember our ancient future.

All the transmissions I'm receiving these days speak of Oracles, prophesying this as the moment between, as we release who we've been and prepare to become something completely different.

A new being presupposes a new way of being: exchanging our energy in a higher octave than simply pieces of paper or metal for goods or services. The new currency is love, communion, community, and honor for all life and the Earth herself. So "going green" applies to money as well as behavior.

In this season when "stores" often replace "stories" as the gift source of choice, I invite you to open yourself to the promise of 2009: a wisdom window into an entirely new way of Being, as the beings we are becoming.

<> Blessings and much love to all <>

Monday, December 08, 2008

Portals and Choices and Crossroads ... Oh My!

In her inimitable style, astrologer Kelly M. Beard offers another perspective on our imminent 12:12 portal that showcases how our celestial guides are helping we terrestrials to liberate, co-create, and celebrate ourselves into the next dimension of our collective journey:

12:12: Portals and Choices and Crossroads ... OH MY!

Kelly is a wise woman brimming with information to share and exuberance to spare; I highly recommend her Power Circle telecalls or any of her other offerings.

Prepare for a cleansing, healing close to 2008 and a vital beginning to 2009!

Blessings ...

Saturday, December 06, 2008

12:12 Gateway: Expanding the Love

In the current issue of What Shines, I mention the 11:11 portal of potential. Another gateway is the 12:12, which arrives with the Gemini Full Moon next Friday. Archangel Michael, channeled through Celia Fenn in South Africa, has some enLightening information about how we can expand our love during this time. This is an excerpt:

"As the old reality fades together with its old patterns of fear and violence and lack, the New Earth Reality arises based on the patterns of the Sacred Heart, the Rose of the Twin Flame energies. You are discovering how to align with a Focus or Center of Energy in your Heart that unfolds like a Rose and that holds Heaven and Earth together with the Electrical and Magnetic 'polarities' of the God Force energies. You are discovering how to move with the powerful flows of this God Force or Divine Intelligence as it moves within You. And you are learning to experience the powerful creative Magic of this Deep Love that flows through the Heart.

"You are learning how to Expand the Love until you see that All in your Field, your Perception, your Experience, is an aspect of God-in-You, and that it is vibrating and pulsating with the Passion and Love and Desire of the Divine Source Energy. The Desire to Be, to Become and to Experience All that You can Be through the creations and manifestations of your physical being is an expression of the Divine Love of the God Force within. You are learning how to perceive life with Love and Gratitude as your perceptions move into focus and you know that you are One in the Love of God, that you are Love Incarnate, the walking and breathing representation of the Love of God. A Human Angel, unified with All Things in the Consciousness of God.

"At this time, You are Becoming part of the Song of Harmony...the Song of 'One'. And you are ready for the Expanded adventures of Joy, manifesting through the Sacred Rose or the Twin Flame Template of Divine Consciousness for the New Earth reality. In this process of Higher Consciousness, you are able to see All that Exists as an expression or manifestation of 'the Beloved', the Love of God that is the energy that draws you back into the Heart of God. You become part of the deep passion of Divine Love that flows through all things. And you may, if you choose, experience that Joy and Ecstasy within a partnership in the material world.

"Beloved Ones, on the 12th of December, the 12:12 gateway or portal in Time/Space, the Earth will pass through a Full Moon alignment where the Full Moon will be in Gemini and the Sun in Sagittarius. Gemini is the astrological house of the 'Twins', which in the New Reality represents the energy of the Twin Flame or Sacred Union. With the Sun in the Fire sign of Spiritual Passion represented by Sagittarius, and the Moon in the House of Sacred Union represented by Gemini, the fiery passion of Sacred Union will ignite in the Hearts of those who are awakened to this Love and will assist them to Expand the Love within their Field of Experience and Perception. And these ones will become the Leaders for the next cycle of Conscious Evolution into deeper aspects of Divine Love and its expression on the Planet.

"The energy will continue to build up to the 21st of December, the time of the Planetary Solstice, when the Southern Pole of the Planet, representing the Feminine Polarity of the Earth, will align directly with the Galactic Center at 26 degrees of Sagittarius. The Galactic center is the Heart of the Galaxy, that Sacred Space where the energies of the Galaxy are held in Sacred Union. It is the place from where Oneness and Harmony flows. The Earth will align with these powerful flows of Oneness and Harmony and Love will open the Hearts of those on the Earth who are ready to receive the Song of Oneness into their Core Being. The powerful wave of Twin Flame Love that you will experience between the 12th and the 21st of December, will indeed "lift" you to a new level in your Experience and Perception of yourself as a Human Angelic Being and Consciousness. The Twin Flame Love of Source will ignite the Twin Flame Love within, and will create Miracles of Compassionate Love that will be deeply felt by those who are ready to accept this new manifestation of the Love of God."

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Are You A Genius?

This is one of those intriguing brainteasers, sent to me by fellow Aquarian Jaris Dreaming:

Which way is she turning?

It seems like an updated version of the vase/two faces, but I had no difficulty seeing the figure revolve in both directions, which is gratifying to the brain's ego :-)

Have fun with it ... but don't take yourself too seriously (very left-brain), or the image is likely to revolve counter-clockwise forever!

Monday, December 01, 2008

12 Steps to Health, Wealth and Wisdom

It's a little bit like Eat, Pray, Love, the book about one woman's journey that's become a bestseller by virtue of its echoes in Everywoman's soul.

These potent, playful suggestions for living came to me via What Shines subscriber Iona Laing in Durban, South Africa. Iona received them from the grandmother of 25-year-old Atlanta, Georgia resident Sean Mitchell. (Sean's grandmother subscribes to Iona's newsletter.) Enjoy!

1. Walk for 10-30 minutes each day. While walking, smile. It's the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. When you wake up, complete the following statement, "My purpose is to _______ today."
3. Eat more foods that grow on plants and less food manufactured in plants.

4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

5. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

6. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

7. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

8. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
9. Forgive everyone for everything.

10. Your job won't take care of you when you're sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!
11. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for __________.

 Today I accomplished _________.

12. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Putting Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

I've been saying for quite awhile that both the economic downturn and elements such as the price of gasoline are totally manufactured; global warming and peak oil are real enough, but both fear and the cost of goods is controlled by a cadre of elite for their own purposes.

Hence, economic stress or sustenance has everything to do with the mindset of the people involved. One small Illinois business with its heart in the right place decided to celebrate its sale to a Swedish company ~ by giving its employees a windfall to thank them for their years of loyal service:

Big Bonuses Stun Employees

That's putting your money where your mouth is!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Shopping for a New Reality

Here's a refreshing take on Life, the Universe, and Everything (fans of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy will recognize the preceding phrase as the title of one of the latter book in this inimitable series by Douglas Adams). Instead of shopping till you drop, contemplate celebrating Black Friday as a Black Hole, and shine your light there:

The Illusion of Reality by Bret Burquest.

Many thanks to fellow lightbearer Violette Ruffley for the link!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Global Gratitude Day

We have so much to be thankful for, individually and as a species, this year. We are moving ever closer to unity consciousness, releasing the dross in droves and accessing our core Light, allowing it to shine more freely and fully than ever before. Regardless of the 3-D challenges (and believe me, I have lived right on the thin edge financially for close to a decade, now), it behooves us to recognize that these old systems and structures must collapse in order for the new to e/merge; this is the nature of a planetary rebirth process.

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was 'thank you,' that would suffice." ~Meister Eckhart

Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Cycles, Sustainability, and Aiming High

Astrologer Dorene A. Carrel offers a wealth of cosmic wisdom for the latter part of November, which includes the major American holiday known as Thanksgiving:

"On November 26, Pluto enters Capricorn, beginning a new 16-year cycle of collective and personal transformation and rebirth, resulting in far-reaching changes in government, business, finances and communications. Capricorn rules our own authority, as well as all of the structures of government and society. The new term 'sustainability' is reflective of this cycle, as we collectively deal with growing climate change issues and limited natural resources.

"The New Moon occurs on November 27 at 6 degrees of Sagittarius, which is also the traditional American Thanksgiving holiday. Sagittarian themes include education, teaching, religion, philosophy, travel and expansion. This lunation aligns with both Mercury and Mars, bringing a fiery energy to our daily activities and communications. There will likely be livelier discussions (or perhaps disputes) at family gatherings. The symbol for Sagittarius is the archer, reminding us to aim higher in our lives, as well as to find and follow our own higher truths."

Adds Mary Jo Wevers, "In the coming years the energy of Pluto in Capricorn will penetrate old rigid and inflexible institutions, exposing arrogant and authoritarian leaders who are severe, aloof and insensitive to the needs of people. We can expect corruption to continue to be uncovered as we see institutions which are obsessed with holding onto power in order to consolidate wealth come under scrutiny.

"The public mood may seem pessimistic, overly cautious, even paranoid as it witnesses the decay and death of old structures that formerly provided some semblance of security. Yet, just as the power of Pluto is degenerative, it is also regenerative. As we eliminate the old structures that are no longer serving humankind, we are opening up new ground and opportunities for new, wiser, more responsible foundations to be laid for the future."

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Spiritual Dimensions of Obama's Leadership

One of the most lucid explications of who President-elect Obama is and how his ascendancy catalyzes human evolution:

The Spiritual Dimensions of Obama's Leadership

His presidency opens a collective door for the United States and for the global community; our job now is to walk through it with grace and joy, continuing to hold high the vision that illumines a new world.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cow Economics: Udderly Moo-ving

This bovine economic analogy has been making the rounds in cyberspace, in various permutations. Very funny!

Political Science for Dummies

You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.
You feel guilty for being successful.
Barbara Streisand sings for you.

You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.

You have two cows.
The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.
You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow.

You have two cows.
The government seizes both and provides you with milk.
You wait in line for hours to get it.
It is expensive and sour.

You have two cows.
You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows.

You have two cows.
Under the new farm program the government pays you to shoot one, milk the other, and
then pours the milk down the drain.

You have two cows.
You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one.
You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when one cow drops dead. You spin an announcement to the analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses.
Your stock goes up.

You have two cows.
You go on strike because you want three cows.
You go to lunch and drink wine.
Life is good.

You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty
times the milk.
They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains.
Most are at the top of their class at cow school.

You have two cows.
You engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk, and run a hundred miles an hour.
Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year.

You have two cows but you don't know where they are.
While ambling around, you see a beautiful woman.
You break for lunch.
Life is good.

You have two cows.
You have some vodka.
You count them and learn you have five cows.
You have some more vodka.
You count them again and learn you have 42 cows.
The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have.

You have all the cows in Afghanistan, which are two.
You don't milk them because you cannot touch any creature's private parts.
You get a $40 million grant from the US government to find alternatives to milk production
but use the money to buy weapons.

You have two cows.
They go into hiding.
They send radio tapes of their mooing.

You have two bulls.
Employees are regularly maimed and killed attempting to milk them.

You have one cow.
The cow is schizophrenic.
Sometimes the cow thinks he's French, other times he's Flemish.
The Flemish cow won't share with the French cow.
The French cow wants control of the Flemish cow's milk.
The cow asks permission to be cut in half.
The cow dies happy.

You have a black cow and a brown cow.
Everyone votes for the best looking one.
Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one.
Some people vote for both.
Some people vote for neither.
Some people can't figure out how to vote at all.
Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best-looking cow.

You have millions of cows.
They make real California cheese.
Only five speak English.
Most are illegals.
Arnold likes the ones with the big udders.

Monday, November 10, 2008

November 13th: A Quantum Leap in Conscious Evolution

According to the Mayan Calendar, which serves as a template for the state of humanity's evolution, we are at a major shift point: on Thursday, November 13, 2008, we collectively enter what Mayan scholar Carl Calleman has termed the 6th Day (or time period) of the 8th Cycle of Creation. Calleman speaks of this time as a shifting point, from chaos and upheaval to a more enlightened global consciousness. It lasts until November 7, 2009, when time accelerates even faster, and we enter Day 7.

The entrance to Day 6 signals a year of enormous breakthroughs in the evolution of consciousness. "Days" in Calleman's penetrating model of the Mayan calendar are times of fruition of seeds planted during the preceding phase or "Night."

In an article published in DNA Monthly entitled "The Real Meaning of the Mayan Calendar," Anthony Goodman writes, "Unlike other calendars, [the Mayan calendar as decoded by Calleman] does not time astronomical bodies. It is purely a calendar, a timeline, of the Evolution of Consciousness. The calendar comprises nine discreet cycles of creation, nested within each other, all ending on a particular date. That date, believed by Calleman to be October 28, 2011, as opposed to the more well-known date of December 21, 2012, is when this phase of conscious evolution ends and a transformation in consciousness takes place."

Interestingly, both Ken Carey in The Starseed Trilogy and Ra in The Law of One cite 2011, as opposed to 2012, as the most probable date for the "discontinuous mega-event" (to quote David Wilcock) that both often refer to as the Harvest. In addition, Barbara Hand Clow, author of The Mayan Code: Time Acceleration and Awakening the World Mind (one of the most electrifying books I've read about human evolution!), is one of numerous scholars and indigenous wisdom keepers who support of Calleman's interpretation of the Mayan calendar, including its less well-known end date.

On November 13th, I'm participating in Global Potentiation Day, a free opportunity to clear our energy fields and elevate our growth exponentially. I urge you to join me. As the creators of this event write, "We can think of no better way to facilitate the success of the 6th Day, individually and collectively, than to bring people together in order to bless this new beginning through the act of Potentiation."

Friday, November 07, 2008

Alice Walker Advises Obama

Pulitzer-prize winning author Alice Walker ("The Color Purple") has written an open letter to US President-elect Barack Obama that captures the essence of what new leadership must look like. She counsels:

• Cultivate your own happiness
• Make time for your loved ones
• Have no enemies. Her remarks echo those of visionary activist astrologer Caroline Casey, who has frequently said, of Bushco: "We are enemies of their projects but friends of their soul."

Here's Ms. Walker's letter in full. May you take it to heart!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

"It's About Time"

This John Denver classic might be the anthem for America, now ~ and for the world.

This version cuts off the beginning, but is worth viewing for the awesome boys' choir that accompanies John:

Obama Helped Stranded Stranger 20 Years Ago

Walkin' it: this heartwarming story demonstrates just why the man we've elected as the 44th US president is the Lightworker who will lead the charge to change:

Obama Helps Reunite Norwegian Newlyweds

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Oneness Through Music

Music is the universal language, transcending polarities and differences by speaking to the unity in our souls.

Listen to One Love sung by musicians around the world:

Monday, November 03, 2008

Changing of the Guard

Astrologers everywhere are talking about it: on Tuesday, November 4th, Saturn (planet of form and structure, symbolic of "the way things are") and Uranus (the irrepressible bolt-from-the-blue, which might best be symbolized by extreme sports!) are in exact opposition, a perfect representation of just what this historic U.S. election is bringing to the fore worldwide.

We also complete the latest round of the 260-day Mayan sacred calendar tomorrow. Mayan timekeeper Li Walter explains succinctly:

"With Saturn in Virgo exactly opposing Uranus in Pisces, it's the old guard and the new-approach in opposition, so there's both change and resistance happening. This is the story of the concrete meeting the energetic to work out their relationship. Saturn in Virgo conjoins two earth-oriented, time-conscious, practical doers. While Uranus, which brings forth stormy, electrical energies, and is associated with timing and the sudden or unexpected, will be in the vast, mystical, non-local realms of Pisces. Storm and Earth engaged. Coming in the Moon of Form, within us there is a struggle between old forms and structures and innovative new approaches, and this dynamic is showing up in the political arena as well. There will be five passes of this Saturn/Uranus opposition between now and July 2010, so this change will be worked through again and again, deepening each time."

And Jeff Jawer observes, "The long-term struggle between preserving the past and creating a new future will continue, on and off, until July 10 of next year. Each of us is likely to be pulled between these apparently contradictory forces, wondering whether to hold tight to the limits of current reality or to venture forth to invent a new one. Political and personal polarization can be expected, but the good news is that this process can also provide a chance to meet responsibilities (Saturn) in new and different ways (Uranus) and to provide a solid foundation (Saturn) to support fresh concepts (Uranus). It's easy to fall into the trap of feeling that you must choose between sides when, in fact, the real work is to build bridges between these seemingly opposing forces."

So let's grow with the flow, dear ones! For more on this theme, read my November newsletter about the role of the color purple in our lives at this exceptional time: State of Our Union.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Walking Between the Worlds

We're approaching one of the most magical times of the year, when the veils between worlds are, as Allison Rae says, "whisper thin." Secularly known as Hallowe'en, in Earth-based traditions this turning of the wheel is called Samhain (pronounced 'sow-in' or 'sow-een'), a powerful time to manifest intent.

Allison writes, "This year the Halloween season begins with the New Moon in Scorpio on October 28 and extends through Halloween on October 31 to 'true' Samhain on November 7. All Saint's Day is November 1 and Dia de las Muertas (All Soul's Day) is November 2. The alignments create a bubbling cauldron of possibilities fueled by Scorpio's promise of transcendence.

"Death signals an ending and a new beginning, an opportunity to create from the Void. Tap into the creative force of the Universe . . . Divinity . . . Essence. Light a candle and invite those who are at peace across the veil to energize your prayers and intentions for creating a new reality during this sacred gateway alignment."

Crows, one of my animal totems, have been cawing to me daily this week, imparting the liminal message to release all fear and allow the currents of change to sweep me joyfully into the next adventure.

Wherever you are poised in your own unfolding ... dare to approach the threshold ... and step beyond it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Power of One: Humanity Decides!

This inspirational message is featured in its entirety in Jean Hudon's Rising Phoenix series installment. Michael White is clearly a visionary whose words uplift and heal. Enjoy!

The Power of One: Humanity Decides!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Oh, Grow Up ~ Not!

Is aging as easy as pie? This video shows how a half-century celebration can be the ultimate answer to today's challenging times: don't worry, be happy. It's the best fuel there is!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

What If They Gave An Economic Crisis and Nobody Came?

The Vietnam War was raging when the rhetorical question began circulating, "What if they gave a war and nobody came?" There was even a 1970 film by the title, "Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?"

What if ... we apply this same wisdom to the economic and political "crisis"?

I've never understood where the money goes when the media announces we're in a recession or depression. Are people suddenly hoarding it? If the money's still in circulation, then it's only fear and foreboding that drives prices sky-high and creates a scarcity mentality.

Everything that happens in 3D begins first in the mind, so we must drop from a higher vibrational resonance of faith and well-being into fear, loss and lack in order for the outer reality to follow.

Suppose we "just say no" to this scenario? Ignore the mass media hysteria, and follow our soul's dictum, which is always about abundance, grace, love and truth. It's only pie-in-the-sky if you doubt; when millions of us choose to walk on faith and follow our hearts, the outer reality must mirror this inner truth.

What if they gave an economic and political crisis and nobody cared? What if we evolved beyond the Dementors of Doom, held high our wands of wisdom, and envisioned the future we know we deserve and are capable of creating? This is how Y2K didn't happen, after all: enough people ignored the fear in favor of a positive, easy outcome, and the new millennium began not with shortages and widespread blackouts, but in celebration.

Isn't it time to vote for what we want, rather than fighting shadows?

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Happy Birthday, Jackson Browne!

The bard and balladeer whose music suffused my soul throughout my teens and 20s turns 60 today, and while in my mind he looks eternally as he did in 1977, when I saw him in concert for the first time, today he sports a mustache and beard (much to my shock!)

The man still sings like an angel, and writes from timeless awareness. Thanks for your contribution to us all, Jackson.
Happy birthday! Rock on!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Learning to Fly

Aluna Joy shares a fascinating story of meeting a Butterfly Man on her recent tour to Palenque, and learning about the Butterfly Heart: "... an activated butterfly heart [enables star beings to] live in this world and the starry world at the same time. With the butterfly heart, they could have the courage to come to the Earth, explore its beauty, and study its nature without concern about being forever Earthbound ...

"Tzutujil Mayans in Guatemala speak of simultaneous Twin Realities: the world of dreams and the world of work. These worlds are likened to the opposing wings of a Butterfly: the dream world is one wing, and the awake world is the other. They believe the wings must connect at the Heart for the Butterfly to fly and live. Real life occurs because of the interaction of the wings. The Life is the Butterfly's Heart. Life, like the Butterfly's Heart, is kept alive by the two opposing, mirroring, twinlike wings."

What fascinated Aluna and me as well is what Deepak Chopra says about how the human Butterfly Heart is our source of flight: in The Book of Secrets, he writes: ... "Two chemicals called actin and myosin evolved eons ago to allow the muscles in insect and butterfly wings to contract and relax. Thus butterflies and insects learned to fly. When one of these paired molecules is absent, wings will grow but they cannot flap and are therefore useless. Today, the same two proteins are responsible for the beating of the human heart, and when one is absent, the person's heartbeat is inefficient and weak, ultimately leading to heart failure ...

"In our hearts, we feel the impulse to fly, to break free of boundaries. Isn't that the same impulse nature expressed when insects began to take flight?"

Intriguingly, a book that found me when I was entering my dark night of the soul ~ in essence, seeking my spiritual wings ~ was Flight Lessons, by Michael Hall. A lively journey to conscious evolution as a couple: learning to fly.

Friday, October 03, 2008

The Great Turning

Echoing my October newsletter, which discusses how love is our greatest economic asset, author David Korten says forget growing the economy; focus instead on growing healthy families and communities, and the economic "crisis" (remember, the Chinese character for this word also means opportunity) will resolve on its own:

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tonight: Night of Immense Power and Potential!

Caroline Casey reports that tonight, September 26, 2008, is a night of incredible power and promise, not just on a political level:

"It is a time when vows to fulfill one's assignment are animated, and also a time when Fate both embraces those who dedicate themselves to their dharmic role and dismisses those who are not an energetic math for the Story of the time...

"Ally Deborah Felmeth, from Syria, further informs us of this late-breaking ancient Mythic News:

    'The Night of Majesty, also called the Night of Grandeur and the Night of Power is Friday September 26th this year. It falls always on the night of the 27th day of Ramadan, which is the ninth month of the Islamic Year. As the Islamic calendar is a Lunar calendar it falls approximately 11 days earlier within our Solar calendar each year. Prayer on this night is considered to be better than prayer for 1,000 months. The veils between the worlds most thin at this time...'

"'But Fate had no further use for him,' is one phrase, by which those not dedicated to the greater good are dismissed and shunted back-stage.

"It is not Gabriel, but Al-Burak, the widely revered magic flying horse with the face of a beautiful woman, body of horse, giant white swan's wings, a tail of peacock colors, who takes Mohammed all over the world and to heaven and back on this night.

"So beginning the Night of September 26th, debate or whatever night, we fly with Al-Burak for the next 40 Days to the election Night. There's lots to work with here.

Our default setting is that everything is perfect, in some quirky way ..."

Monday, September 22, 2008

Equinox: Coming Into Balance

At the Equinoxes, Solstices and Cross-quarter days, I often like to reference Kathleen Jenks' excellent Myth*ing Links site, which is replete with lore, art and sacred traditions from around the world.

What will you harvest in this ripe moment, as the Wheel of the Year takes another cosmic turn, releasing summer's fire and entering Libra, the astrological sign of balance and justice?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Giving and Receiving Are One in Truth

We've been hearing about the Law of Attraction and the importance of gratitude for quite awhile now. Here's a slightly different take on the joy of giving, and how it can turn your own life around. Thanks to What Shines subscriber Anne Naylor for sending:

"Feeling desperate and hopeless after spending eight days in the hospital related to multiple sclerosis, 35-year-old Cami Walker decided to take an odd 'prescription' from an African medicine woman. The remedy? Give away one thing each day for 29 days. 'I thought the suggestion was crazy at first, but decided it wasn't going to hurt me to try it.

'Things couldn't get much worse,' said Walker. 'I was shocked by how quickly things turned around for me. By day 14, I was able to walk without my cane and many of my MS symptoms subsided. I was able to start working part-time again by day 29.' Now, several months and many daily gifts later, Walker says she is still improving.

Walker was so inspired by the changes in her health and other areas of her life that she decided to turn the 29-Day Giving Challenge into a worldwide giving movement:

Your 29 gifts can be anything ... money, food, old sweaters, smiles, your time, kind words or thoughts.

You can start your own personal 29-Day Giving Challenge at any time — there’s no official beginning or end date.

To complete the Challenge, share a story about the impact it made on your life to focus on giving for 29 days. Your story can be told with written word, short film, recorded spoken word, song or visual art.

The Challenge is intended to be a sacred ritual — it is your opportunity to cultivate a mindful practice of stepping outside your own story for a few moments each day by serving others.

Don’t quit. If you have a day that you feel unmotivated to give, it’s OK. Just go for the simple give. Call a friend and share some kind words. Write someone a nice note. Or exchange smiles with a stranger. Every gift doesn't need to be monumental. You might even notice that the 'simple gives' feel more powerful than the grand gestures.

If you forget your give one day, be gentle with yourself. This ritual is about progress, not perfection. Sit down and quietly reflect on your day. Review the entire day mindfully and find the times you unconsciously gave so you can bring it into your consciousness.

Don’t forget that there is never a day that you don't give. There are only days that you don't acknowledge and remember you did.

Enjoy your 29 days. And remember to stay open to receiving. Giving can't happen without the receptors of our gifts. Good giving to you today."

Thursday, September 11, 2008

9-1-1, 8 Years On

An infinity (8 on its side, ∞) has passed since the watershed American event known simply by the date it occurred: 9/11. Since the beginning, I've referred to this wake-up call as 9-1-1, which in the U.S. is the number to call in an emergency.

Emergency means "emerge and see" as well as "emergent sea": we're all swimming in this nascent consciousness, some further upstream than others, encouraging those still at water's edge to jump into the bracing blue waters of awakening.

The shift affects every aspect of existence, including politics. The current American election is one of the most critical of our age, because who we vote for now determines, in a very real sense, our future direction as a planet. Thought leader Deepak Chopra has crafted a stunningly clear piece on the choice before us: to evolve further into Light, or stagnate in shadow.

Read Obama and the Palin Effect

While the distinction seems apparent, we as a people are still riddled with ancient fear, one of the densest energies. I learned this anew when camping recently on Mt. Shasta, a sacred vortex at the tip of California, visited by people from all over the world. One evening I was parked on a residential street, doing some work on my laptop before returning to camp. Suddenly headlights from a hunkering SUV blinded me, pulling up almost nose-to-nose with my car.

The driver got out and demanded to know why I was parked in front of his house, threatening to call the police if I didn't leave immediately. If fear can evoke this kind of reaction to someone sitting in their own vehicle on a public street, it's obviously still deeply ingrained in our national and global psyche. And that's what keeps us in the Dark Ages, literally as well as figuratively.

Thankfully, since synchronicity is the order of the day, Jean Hudon has just compiled an entire meditation focus devoted to mastering fear.

This is an amazing moment for us all. Cells in the body of humanity, we are slowing coming to realize what our bodies themselves have always known: we're all in this together, and together, we are strong.

∞ Blessings! ∞

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Earth Sounds

Here's another audiophile file, this time of some of the incredible sounds Gaia makes, courtesy of physics professor Don Gurnett:

The Sounds of Space

To read my September newsletter, Sound Effects, please subscribe to What Shines.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Sound Wisdom

Glass artist Paul White, a longtime subscriber to my inspirational ezine, What Shines, often responds with intriguing information of his own. The September issue focuses on sound, and the myriad ways we can use it to heal and shift ourselves and our beloved Gaia.

Paul writes, "How interesting you are discussing sound. On the way home from a poetry event in Mountainaire, NM I started to hum. I had my earplugs in because I've found using earplugs lessens driving and flying fatigue. So as I was humming I began to hum nasally, raising the pitch and lowering it. All of a sudden I found a vibration that actually created another tone. It was like there was a bee inside my head. I've only experienced that one other time, when I was in a Peruvian whistle circle. Have you ever heard of Peruvian whistles?

Thank you for your What Shines emails, they always have such interesting information!"

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bedroom Health

I've been speaking and teaching about how to make healthier product and lifestyle choices for more than a decade, and it's rewarding to see the shift towards greater enviro-consciousness finally becoming mainstream. In this article, Begin With the Bedroom, the author covers the basics to make your sleep sanctuary a true health haven.

I offer a free class handout, From Harmful to Harmony: 13 Simple Steps You Can Take Today To Improve Your Health for anyone who makes a donation to

Sweet dreams!

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Mosquitoes of Life

Been feeling a little on edge (or off the edge) lately? I certainly have. The night before the lunar eclipse of 8/16, I discovered that the ideal camper van I've sought for months (and driven hundreds of miles questing) had been available right under my nose, and sold for a fraction of its worth, that day. I cried tears of frustration, since it's only the latest manifestation of a pattern I'm well ready to release.

What a relief to learn this episode wasn't "just" about being unable to handle "life": In her latest alert, Karen Bishop reminds us, "If you are one who is unusually sensitive and connects easily, you may have experienced the lunar eclipse on August 16th with confusing feelings of low self worth, perhaps self-loathing, and even guilt for no apparent reason. You may have felt just plain icky and you did not know why. Suddenly feeling bad about ourselves for no apparent reason is simply a manifestation of the lunar eclipse supporting us in going deep within and seeing the denser aspects of who we are."

And Daniel Jacob plays off a similar theme in his current post, Perfect!, in which he discusses the perfectly normal response of rage when we've reached the end of our rope due to the "mosquitoes of life", the little annoyances that can finally push us over the edge to where we just have to vent the frustration. He also talks about allowing rage to morph into sage. Worth the read ... check it out.

And may you enjoy the return of equanimity as we surge towards balance and the new in September!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Becoming Invisible

I've always been fascinated by the idea of being invisible. From the cloaking device employed by the Star Trek Enterprise to the Invisibility Cloak given to Harry Potter by Dumbledore, I'm enchanted by the idea of being able to slip into places unseen, for edification, transformation, or just plain fun.

Reconnections channel Daniel Jacob says this isn't such a farfetched concept for those of us willing to begin exploring alternative modes of reality and transport. His article, Invisibility is both instructive and inspirational.

Now that our pair of August eclipses has shown us what needed to be seen and helped us eclipse the shadow side that no longer serves our highest good, it's easier to enLighten up and travel in other dimensions, seen and unseen.

I look forward to not seeing you somewhere soon! ;-)

Friday, August 15, 2008

13 Codes of Ascension: The Pathless Road Home

Here's a fascinating account of humanity's progress through the Ages, from Aluna Joy:

The 13 Codes of Ascension
… The original vision of the creator, and how we fell from Paradise

There are two ways that we enter a material form to create a spirit in a human body. We have to create a physical body up from the 9 underworlds of Earth. This dense, clunky, material body (an Earthly space suit, so to speak) is subject to gravity, time and dimension, and it takes a lot of energy to maintain least for now.

Simultaneously, we also have to bring down our Spirit through the 13 Heavens, or 13 CODES, into the body, so we can live physically and have creative consciousness at the same time. The blessing is that the Spirit has no limitations at all.

The fact is simply this...we were not born here...we fell into this life. Bit by bit we fell. Our awareness of unity, oneness, and how to use the creative power of the universe was lost bit by bit as we fell into our denser, Earthly body. Some of us remember screaming all the way as we fell. This is not a fun process. We fell through the 13 codes. We made it through all of the first 12 codes. We almost embodied the 13th code, but the fall of Atlantis forced us to reschedule this event to a later time. That time is now.

The 13 Codes of Ascension - This is how you fell here.

In code 1, we were ONE with all life and all life was all ONE.

This is what we might perceive as heaven, nirvana, or paradise. Many of us still remember this glorious space, but this memory can also make us quite homesick.

In code 2, the creation of a dimension took place. It created a base location, of sorts, for life. All of creation was still united in this dimension.

In code 3, the dimension split creating multiple, uncountable dimensions. It also created duality; the light and the dark, the right and wrong, etc. ... Space was created and space grew between dimensions. All of us living on this planet now are in this one dimension and are only slightly aware of the other realties.

In code 4, the creation of the Four Directions took place. This created movement within the light and the dark. Time began because of movement, which also created the past, present, future — and don't forget gravity! What fun! :)

In code 5, sound, vibration, and frequency were created, adding definition to the movement. Many sound healers use this code for healing.

In code 6, memory was created and history began. Memory is a huge part of our problem now, as it anchors us to the past, and keeps us from living in the present moment. We each have a small seed of memory of the united one within us all, and this is our path back home to this oneness.

In code 7, creative power was formed. It is what we now know as Spirit. This is our energy source in which we can manifest as creators.

In code 8, the elements of fire, water, air and earth were created. Planets were formed in our dimension.

In code 9, the mind and consciousness was created. Along with it was the ability to put to use the creative power.

In code 10, finally the physical body was created. This was to be a tool in which we could create with consciousness and physical reality. The issue is that we tend to identify with the limiting, physical body as who we are. It is not so. Also, code 10 created beginning and endings, cycles of life, and birth and death.

In code 11, the creation of the family, community and collective consciousness took place.

In code 12, we began to work with collective creating. Here humanity learned how to cope with the issues of creating together through trial and error. Yep, you guessed it... this is where we are right now.

In code 13, we finally arrive fully into life and back to ONENESS all at the same time. But here is the catch ... You see, we have not been fully born into life yet. This is why you always feel something is missing, or think there should be more to life than this. The loss of this missing code has also driven you to search for it. Could this be where the Christians' idea that we need to be "born again" came from? Code 13 is the collective ascension back into ONENESS. It is a rebirth into a higher plane of existence while in a physical form. This is what we feel is missing and continue to search for. This is a time that the Ancient Maya foresaw and recorded with the grand calendar cycles. This is why you and I are here ... to reclaim that code!

This was a grand plan of the great creator (by the way, this is US, collectively) was to let go of everything that we knew as the ONE to enter a new physical reality. In the letting go, we will gain a higher plane than we had before and new higher cycle. We embarked on this grand journey with great courage and with little or no memory of the ONE, of where we came from, or of what we lost. The grand plan was to experience a vast and extensive journey of re-discovery of universal truth and oneness. We wanted to challenge ourselves to recover the Light and the Truth with only the faith of a mustard seed. There was a tiny seed of light which was still inside of us when we completed all 12 codes. This is an inner light that we all have within, and which we have nurtured and developed. The question was ... could we get back to Oneness while in a physical body?

As we enter the 13th code, there will be no path to follow. It will be confusing, and we will have to trust ourselves ... our HEARTS. Our ancestors did not go here, so they will be no help for us. Gurus, teachers and prophets will not be any help either. But they have taken us this far. Thank you. We are all in the same boat now. We all are seeds of light ... the light keepers that will bring in and anchor the last and final 13th code. This may very well be a reason why you were called here at this time. They say this is why you are reading this now.

As we enter the 13th code, systems, programs and ways of life will become obsolete and will fall away. Once we are fully awake with all 13 codes, there will be no need for laws, dogmas, traditions, governments, programs, social standards, and even organized religion. Once we are awake, we will not need these types of protective programs around us, because we will be impeccably conscious and take right action in every situation.

At the time of the fall of Atlantis, and the mass migration to Egypt, a vital key to manifesting the 13th code of creation on the Earth was temporally lost. This cataclysm in the past is still affecting us now. Our world is drowning in this catastrophobia. It is our job not to feed this illusion in anyway. The betrayal, abuses and attacks we suffered in history can return to fear and thus confuse the truth. These fears are just old memories returning to be cleared out. This is our cross to bear as we come back to the one and embody the ascension of the 13th code. Remember our heart is the truth absolute, and the ONLY TRUTH.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Is America coming home to wholeness at last?

We've fallen in love with hybrid cars, and now, there appears to be a wellspring of support for a potential hybrid president. Because while the media is calling Barack Obama "Black," in truth he could just as easily be labelled "White": as he himself has stated, he is the child of a white American from Kansas and a black African from Kenya. A hybrid, who understands perhaps better than most what it means to hold the "both/and".

I just saw this bumper sticker today and thought it was amazing:

Barack to the Future!

May it be so.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

08.08.08: Change Is Infinite!

Friday, 08.08.08, heralds not only the Beijing Olympics, but a worldwide moment for peace: the number 8 on its side signifies infinity, and 8 has always been the number of change numerologically.

Link up with your global siblings on Worldwide Moment and share your ideas for creating a more equitable, loving, harmonious place to live.

Blessed Be!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Another Hay Ride: Listening to Louise

Every month, master coach and bestselling author Cheryl Richardson hosts a telegathering featuring someone whose work is helping to advance human evolution. Last week, her inimitable guest was a woman who catalyzed my own initiatory journey, along with that of millions of others: Louise Hay, one of the pioneers of the personal growth field.

I first met Louise in 1988, not long after my friend Susan had gifted me with a copy of Louise's classic, You Can Heal Your Life for my birthday. Louise's gatherings were known as Hay Rides, and indeed, it's a life-altering excursion.

Here's the recorded call for your elevating pleasure.

I scribbled Louise's core affirmations that she shared on air, and have been singing them this past week. (I find affirmations just naturally lend themselves to music without any effort, and make them easier to remember). What a marvelous refresher!

All is well.

Everything is working out for my highest good.

Out of this situation, only good will come.


In addition, Louise recommends gratitude at all times. It's fine to be grateful in advance of receiving what you seek. Then, Life says, "Yes, I love you, too!"

Saturday, August 02, 2008

One Sound, One Heart, One Soul

Last night, to honor one of the most powerful evolutionary opportunities we'll experience this year (full solar eclipse occurring on the Lammas cross-quarter gateway), I was blessed to be part of a shamanic sound healing ceremony facilitated by Akasa, a sound ceremonialist and visionary who was initiated into her life purpose by the Oracle of Delphi on Summer Solstice, 1997.

Akasa carries the purest Love/Wisdom energy of anyone I've encountered. When I "happened" to meet her nearly a year ago at Whole Foods, she was dressed as the Goddess incarnate and I had to express my joy at how she chose to manifest in the world. She immediately responded from a deep level of recognition, and we spoke as the sisters we no doubt are, across eons.

Yet I suspect most people she meets feel similarly embraced by her ecstatic essence. In addition to those of us who are less well known, luminaries from Stanley Krippner, PhD, to Brian Swimme, PhD ("The Universe Story" with Thomas Berry); from Fred Alan Wolf, PhD (featured in What the Bleep Do We Know!? and The Secret) to Barbara Marx Hubbard, laud her work.

Akasa has begun making VISION Statement Movies of people's life purpose that, as Swimme notes, "contain the multiple modes of mind, heart, soul, sound, body and spirit all at once." During yesterday's One Sound Visioning event, we collectively helped birth a New Humanity and a New Earth.

Celebrating with Akasa elevates you to a higher level of personal harmony. Highly recommended!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Eclipse! The August/Lammas Gateway

As astrologer Allison Rae so aptly describes the imminent pair of eclipses, "The Big Show of 2008 is the August 1 Total Solar Eclipse on the Lammas cross-quarter gateway.

"Rarely does an eclipse align so perfectly with a cross-quarter, the powerful mid-points between Solstices and Equinoxes. This spectacle will be visible in nothern Canada, Greenland, Siberia, Mongolia and China, where the Olympic games will begin on August 8. A partial lunar eclipse follows, on August 16.

"Both eclipses straddle the Leo-Aquarius polarity, encouraging each of us to embody and express the Divine more fully, in service to humanity and the needs of the collective."

Patricia Cota-Robles elaborates on the significance of these eclipses vis-a-vis the Olympics:

"The effects of the Solar Eclipse will build in momentum for eight days until the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympic Games, which will take place in China, August 8, 2008: 08-08-08. Eight is the number that models the Divine Fiat, 'As above, so below.”'

"The Olympic Games are always a very powerful time for the planet. They symbolically represent the Family of Humanity setting aside our differences as we come together, in Peace, to strive toward our highest level of excellence. For 17 days, it is estimated that approximately five billion people will, in one way or another, turn their attention to this global event. This will create a colossal Cup of Humanity’s consciousness through which the Light of God will flow to assist all Life evolving on Earth. 

"During this unprecedented Cosmic Moment, the Olympic Games will be more significant than ever before. It is not by chance that these Olympic Games are being held in China. At the moment, China is outpicturing the full spectrum of what is right and what is wrong with Humanity. It is serving as the microcosm of the macrocosm for this planet, and, as China is healed and lifted up, all Life with be lifted up with her.

"Pulsating in the Etheric Realms above China are the Etheric Temples of Beloved Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Divine Family Life. This selfless Ascended Being of Light is an exponent of our Mother God. She represents all of the Divine Qualities of the Feminine Aspects of Deity. 

"Blazing on the altar of Kuan Yin’s Etheric Temple is the Violet Flame of Mercy and Compassion. This is the Sacred Fire that will bathe the Earth and all of her Life during the Olympic Games. Kuan Yin has said this unparalleled purging by the Violet Flame of Mercy and Compassion will be the final step of preparation necessary for the anchoring of the very first archetypes for the New Earth. 

"The influx of Divine Light that will be initiated at the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games will build in power and might for eight days. This will bring us to the apex of the Olympic Games on August 16th. On August 16, 2008, the Earth will be bathed in the Light of the most powerful Lunar Eclipse we have ever known. This will occur because, after all of the steps of preparation we have been through this year, Humanity will be vibrating at a frequency of energy, vibration and consciousness beyond anything we have experienced since our fall from Grace aeons ago. We will now be able to access celestial energies that have previously been far above our reach."

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Health, Wealth and Wisdom Keys

Thanks to Jean Hudon, coordinator of the Earth Rainbow Network, for these soothing reminders from one ERN's founding members, "Evolutionary Agent" Jor-El:


2. Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
3. Experience and express an attitude of gratitude at all times under all circumstances.
4. Forgive yourself and ALL others.
5. Ask for HELP.
6. T R U S T
7. Maintain Divine Patience.
8. S l o w D o w n. Do Less ..................................... BE More
9. NAMASTE PRINCIPLE: In dealing with "others" know that behind our apparent differences, we truly all are one.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Relocating to ... Mars?

Could the Red Planet be our next home? If climate change continues at its present pace on both planets, perhaps.

A pair of geology professors has just discovered that Alaska and Mars share some strikingly similar geological formations, caused in both cases by an astonishing number of snow and ice avalanches — caused, in turn, by temperature changes. Global warming is apparently occurring on both worlds, but since the median temperature on Mars is -81 degrees F., we've got a ways to go before our prospective new habitat will be too hot for humans to handle.

So start packing.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The NOW Ten Commandments

The future's not what it used to be, and thus, a group of metaphysicians has labored for two years to craft a modern version of the Ten Commandments for our times. I find these intriguing: more embracing of the Divinity within all than of a judgmental God "out there". What do you think?

You are the source of your own creation, free to express that as you choose.

You are the Truth, the Light, the Way. Be the Inspiration and unique expression of your evolving Divinity.

Respect and Love yourself. Your name is a vibrational expression of the soul.

There is only the present moment; it is the eternal space between "what was" and "what will be". In fully experiencing "the now" you joyfully celebrate what you truly are - a divine being having a glorious human experience.

Appreciate the richness of where you have come from. The masculine energy initiates and the feminine energy makes possible. Respect and harmonize these energies.

The ever-evolving flow of life is eternal. Respect and honour the magic and mystery in all there is.

Experience your sexuality freely. It is an expression of self-respect, self-esteem, self-worth, self-love. It is a path to the realization of oneness.

Your attitude towards abundance will determine how abundant you are. Abundance is an integral part of Spirituality. Respect another's belongings through choice. You are responsible and accountable for what you claim.

Your innate intelligence knows what is right. Have the courage to live your truth.

Being joyful for another's success sets them and you free. Singing your song and living the life of your dreams makes things possible for yourself and others.


With wonder, joy and anticipation we embrace opportunities for expressing inspired creativity. From this moment in time we commit to:

Nourish and care for our physical body out of love and respect.
Nurture and care for our earth and all that inhabits it and to allow it to regenerate itself elegantly.
Respect, love and learn from the magic, purity and innocence of children and our child within.
Embrace life with magic from the innocence of the heart and create beauty in all there is.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lightning Rod for Love

Sunday, July 13, 2008, is Worldwide Prophecy of Love Day. I mentioned this intention in my July newsletter and it's worth repeating here, because Love has such an amazing multiplier effect. This is from Jonathon Goldyn Shalomar:

On Christmas eve I was taking a shower when I suddenly felt a rush of tremendous golden-white Light pour into me. Then, several voices in unison spoke to me saying, "The day of the fulfillment of the prophecy given long ago draws nigh. We would ask you to be the messenger for this day which shall be called the Prophecy of Love day, in your time and calendar July 13th 2008.

"We would ask that for 24 hours on this your day of July 13th, 2008, that people all over your planet would commune at all of the Sacred places upon beloved Gaia and allow the energies of unconditional love to flood every cell, every fiber, and every molecule of their Beings. We will be focusing our collective energies upon each of you as you do this. The frequency of Love that you will feel in your bodies will be more than you have ever felt before because of this collective focus. If you would do this you will literally become Lightning Rods of Love.

"We ask you to hold this energy and not to project it outward. After 24 hours of receiving and Being unconditional love it will become apparent to you that, indeed without projecting, your outer world will have already changed.

"If one million or more of you will answer this call then all of the other prophecies of destruction and doom will be shifted. For it is Love that will bring balance and harmony to your world.

"Focus not upon what you think is wrong in your world, rather focus on the Kingdom of Heaven manifested now within the hearts of all creatures and upon Terra and it will be so.

"If you cannot be at one of the Sacred power points then find the quiet in nature. If this is not possible then be a Loving rod right where you are for your bodily temple is the temple of a Living God.

"On this day a tidal wave of Love will sweep across your planet and all life upon her and the veil of separation shall be lifted and you will know that truly you and the Creator are One.

"Not only are you rendering this great service for your planet, but for all of creation and in this we bow before you in deep gratitude."