Keeping balanced and centered in your own personal frequency will help you to navigate through any outside influences that temporarily throw you off. It will provide you a strong foundation to help return to your natural state of being, as well as be an empowered mirror for others to be able to choose the same. It’s ok to move in and out of energy expressions, as they are simply experiences no better or worse – different dances if you may. You might shift the beat and rhythm of your dance, but the harmony will always be present when you are in tune with you.
Here is a beautiful 12-page article featured in this month’s issue of Lucuma Magazine that shares all about the ARC, Atlantis, and Dolphins shared by The ARC’s founder, Jenny Yemaya Cook, in an interview with Steven Nicolaides:
It will provide some insight and a glimpse into the energy and experience that awaits you on July’s upcoming “Accelerate Your Vibration” Bimini Retreat 7/20 -7/25.
This experiential retreat will mirror what once was in Atlantis, as we activate greater wholeness in the now.
Please direct your inquiries and registration requests to me at email@example.com. I’m happy to assist with any questions you may have.
There are currently also investment opportunities with The ARC.
For more information, you may contact Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not only are these amazing opportunities to share in the co-creative essence there and enjoy the energy it has to offer, but will also help to keep the dream alive for continued experiences at this beautiful retreat center so that July’s retreat isn’t our last together.
You can read more and see how you might want to support The ARC here:
Another insightful post by Jon Rappoport on the power of creative energy, artistic vision in motion, and the imagination – demonstrating the connection between spirit and creative action.
Some notable quotes:
“When people strip away all the hogwash that has been passed off as spiritual enlightenment for centuries, what they are left with—if they can feel it—is creative fire. That fire IS the spiritual force. IS the real thing. Finally.”
“Art is about what the individual invents when he is on fire and doesn’t care about concealing it. It’s about what the individual does when he has thrown off the false front that is slowly strangling him.
Art is about the end of mindless postponement. It’s about what happens when you burn up the pretty and petty little obsessions. It’s about emerging from the empty suit and empty machine of society that goes around and around and sucks away the vital bloodstream.
It’s about shrugging off the fake harmony of the living dead.
When this kind of creation overtakes the world, only then does the world become what it should be.”
“Were you to embark on a uniquely passionate course of creation, enlarging the scope at every turn, you would launch out of the realm of the push-pull humdrum Earthside disintegrating disaster…..and into the realm of what you INVENT….
As more and more of us moved forward in this way, THAT would become the transformation we have been unconsciously hoping for.”
Some ideas to ponder as you explore Jon’s full article at the link shared.
Originally posted on Jon Rappoport's Blog:
by Jon Rappoport
April 16, 2014
“After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of the world hangs.” — Wallace Stevens
What would happen if the world were enveloped by art? And if we were the artists? And if we owed nothing to any hierarchy or external authority?
Is it possible that an outpouring of art, creation, invention, coming from millions and millions of people, would bring about a sea change in the conducting of human affairs? Would such a tide affect the obsession to wage war?
Magic is not about arcane crests and codes and symbols. All those symbols and seals are just a way of invoking mystery and a front of supposed privilege.
People still accept landscapes painted by a priesthood and they call those landscapes Spiritual, and hope these puerile inventions will somehow take…
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April’s special is about creative abundance and that not only includes a huge 75% off on a few selected original paintings embodying this energy (2 now remain), but also $75 off one of two ways to enhance your life with abilities to create more of what you want and creative self expression – Reiki and Sacred Tattoos. (Please mention the special when booking one of these)
The painting titles remaining include: “Cosmic Tree ~ Heart of Sky: Mayan Cosmology of Creation” and “Awakening”. (You can view these at the link)
The special is good through April 30th. All details found also at the link above.
Current scheduled dates to keep in mind:
Friday, May 9th – Reiki 3 Master Teacher Workshop in Costa Mesa, CA
Chicago Accelerated Reiki Workshop Weekend – New dates to be announced (originally October 11 and 12th, but are being rescheduled likely to earlier in the year)
And a full month in September of offerings including a British Columbia Retreat at Epona Rise Retreat Centre (in the first week) and a Sacred Journey in Peru (starting September 13th)
The full dates, details, and itinerary on the last two will be coming shortly, along with other workshop series, collaborations, and 2015 glimpses.
If you have any questions about any of these, find that a painting or offering is calling to you, would like to register, or simply learn more, you can contact me at email@example.com.
There was definitely a lot stirring in the airwaves and energetic frequencies experienced last night. That’s not to mention that I haven’t been feeling the energies of all these astrological alignments mirroring the collective consciousness leading up to last night, but there was a very literal energy surge, flow, and igniting taking place yesterday.
Last night I was in a creative cooking frenzy making two different vegan cheeses, coconut kale chips, raw chocolate pudding infused with vanilla and fresh lavender from the yard, and a Thai curry dish – of course not all to eat at once, but for what ever reason, it all was to be done last night. LOL
Earlier in the day, when I was stating some poignant things on the phone to my brother about the energies of this Lunar Eclipse and the Cardinal Cross in relation to the shifts in my own life, things I’m observing in the collective, and where my path is leading me without question, the power went out in the house briefly.
I also am in the midst of using two computers right now, as I am about to have to transfer to a new one again.
Before bed I checked on the Moon, which was completely full and illuminated in her glory. I stated an intention, but didn’t think I’d be up for the Eclipse, as sleep is always important to me and I knew I’d be receiving the experience through dream time journeys.
But, upon going to bed I felt really warm and then started heating up on the inside. I’m usually always cold unless it’s 80 degrees, but I was definitely not needing any covers in bed last night, which is rare unless it’s the middle of the summer with hot nights.
And then I couldn’t go to sleep. I was in bed at quarter to 10, but I was completely wide awake, which isn’t like me, unless something energetic is going on. And the time went by quickly, at which point when I realized it was edging close to the Total Lunar Eclipse happening in the sky, I figured I might as well stick around in conscious, awake time, to bask in this rare experience. There must be reason for my being awake.
So, I did get outside and sat watching the Moon for about a half an hour from 11:45 pm to 12:15 am, observing it completely eclipsing and witnessing the amazing crimson glow emerge. The way the house is situated, the Moon was directly in front of the front door at this time, making for the perfect viewing, sitting on the side curb to the driveway.
I did take some photos, although without a professional camera they won’t be amazing like some out there I know people were able to capture. But, they do provide a good glimpse of this spectacular night display of energetic significance.
I was outside when there was about 1/3 of the Moon still lit, but didn’t think about taking photos until the point you see captured in the images.
So, being that I was out close to the full eclipsing, I didn’t get the full transition, but, for those of you who did not have a chance to get a glimpse of the sky last night, you can see it in its final transition into complete coppery-red Eclipse through the images I did manage to get – shared throughout this post. (Click on images to enlarge)
It was a cloudless sky with very crystal clear stars and Moon crisply outlined. And right before I headed back inside to bed, upon my last view through my camera lens, the Moon did some weird things, as it moved all over the lens in zig-zags and up and down, as well as getting tinier and than enlarging without me moving or touching a thing, but was stationary in the sky. Very strange.
I did feel there was energetic significance keeping me awake to observe my beloved Moon and I do remember feeling the presence of my cosmic family and loved ones, as well as something more that can’t be put into words.
To what this will lead to, will be fun to see, but it likely was an activation of sorts that required my full consciousness this time, as I did feel strongly pulled to be outside, when I realized there was no way I was going to sleep until I did so.
In relation to the balancing energies I spoke of in my post on the Eclipse, I am feeling the fine-tuning of that balancing scale taking place increasingly, and also experiencing the huge pops and releases when “bam!” an instant insight shifts the whole playing field and directions I had been headed. Each of the shifts bringing me more directly, efficiently, and quickly to where I eventually felt I was going, but am seeing it is now and not later. Some things I thought I was going to do were revealed as delaying what needed to be immediate (even if they were just a few months off – that cannot be).
In my opinion, what it boils down to is continuing to reveal myself more and more, which is simply an allowance of my wholeness I already am, to fully release and express itself – moment to moment. There isn’t some huge transformation or modification into something or someone completely new…it’s really only about opening to being the source of me most naturally.
And I feel this for each of us.
What I’m seeing is that entails blazing some paths that may seem to run counter to a lot of the newly embraced practices out there, as I understand my role in facilitating the undoing and unlearning of all that’s been and currently wide-spread, into a freeing, more natural, and integrative experience.
I did have a dream last night (as I slept with my Larimar stone under my pillow) about a past friend that I naturally parted ways with. In the dream I saw her and she was dressed in this spiritual garb, distinctive of what many people feel to be the way to dress when one reaches some particular “spiritual enlightenment”, but it felt so energetically awkward to see her like this, as all I could feel was the disassociation with her true nature and instead putting on the appearance of what she thought she should be with this new life and practice. Kind of like a little girl playing dress-up.
I went to hug and greet her, but she stopped me and pushed me back, with a very uppity righteous stance, as if to say, “no, that’s now how we greet one another” and then she proceeded to say “blessings” in a clinical way, rather than the warmth I knew to be within her.
I then also noticed, as she sat down, that she had a missing ankle, which was replaced with a rod that connected her foot to her calf. Something she was obviously wanting others not to notice, and that she, herself was trying to hide or deny was an actuality of her experience.
Without her saying, I heard the words bone marrow cancer and that something had happened, but she was going through the motions of the appearance, the life, the practice, the affirmational words – what she felt she should be doing – rather than addressing the real and core stuff or openly talking about it.
Bones represent the balance, or thereof, in your life and the structure of the Universe – hence the structures within our own framework of life experience (of which are needing to be rebuilt from the ground up and not built with new shininess upon, and within, an old framework). Bone marrow represents our deepest beliefs about self and points to the lack or abundance of care invested in supporting your true self.
Whether this was a prophetic dream of actual or symbolic meaning to this person, or just how the collective symbolism of this message wanted to portray itself through my dream time to me, the bottom line (I feel) was that some big awakenings and realizations will be revealing themselves and it all stems to going within to the true source of the nature of you, outside of everything you’ve been taught (and I don’t mean the really old teachings, but even the newer ones).
I’m continuing to reflect and integrate the energies and messages received yesterday and over the last few days, as I support the shifts I sense to implement.
How have you been experiencing the recent energies and last night’s Eclipse? Are there any ways you feel out of balance with your true nature that is becoming more illuminated now?
Significant shifts are unfolding in our lives that need not be feared simply because they don’t stand on the seeming security of your learned ways. The joy and relief comes in the release of any form or structure that rigidly defines you and keeps you in a forced sense of discipline, rather than doing what moves in flow with who you are and creating your experience moment to moment with trust that every step you feel called to express will be supported.
You do not need to know how. The joy is in knowing there simply will just be “some” way always. Letting go of the “way” that has to look will be of benefit. The more definitions you have, the more you limit your creative power and self-expression.
We are feeling the influences and heightened climax of the total lunar eclipse that will be in fullness on the edge of the eve of April 14th, as the 15th chimes in, turning the Moon crimson – or blood red.
Along with so many energetic influences right now, this just increases the potential intensities, along with the major catapulting potentials.
There’s also a lot of twists and turns happening and surprising new flips to change the course of the direction you may have thought you were going, into a completely different, yet welcome and liberating one.
I know that’s been the case for me, as well as for others I’ve been hearing from, and while I had felt a bit of an energetic build up and anxiety, on and off the last few days, it suddenly released today with freshness and a mirroring gift to reflect the new.
I now feel my heart infused with more inspiration, unbridled potential, and playful exuberance – today’s gifts received. It was perfect timing for what was the most spectacular reflection I’ve experienced yet on the beach anywhere.
While making our way back the stretch of beach we had walked one way, we were gifted such an incredibly magickal display from our cetacean friends.
The whole length of about two miles, both whales and dolphins swam parallel us, in easy sight and close proximity. There must have been a pod of 100 or more dolphins playing and jumping out of the water and the gray whales making their way back north were breaching like crazy. Huge whales constantly emerging from the water in all their glory and splashing, bringing half their bodies out, over and over, with huge splashes as they came back down to rest in their watery home.
I was completely baffled as to why only we and one boat were noticing this given all the people and boats on the beach and water today. Every one on the beach had no idea, the miracle of nature that they had before them.
Later, I was reminded by a dear friend on how life amplifies and widens in perspective, as we start to embody more of the 5D vision.
The more I broaden my perspectives, let go, and am open and present in heart, the more I experience life as the miracle it is and am in harmony and flow with the natural rhythms all around. I am also able to see wider than the duality present, and can understand and experience more of the synergy and integration merging.
There was so much joy and liberating energy abound today at the ocean, as both dolphins and whales merged for a long stretch with each other and with us. Not only were they individually engaged in the joy of their individual “beingness”, but fully engaged with their brothers and sisters of the ocean, with us mirroring their path ahead, and with all of life in totality.
And this also reminds me of another theme for this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, which is that of relationships and the dynamics within them. This being not only relationships with others, but the relationship you have with yourself, and with All That Is.
The more time I spend in tune with nature and in reflective observation with others, the more I recognize the profound way these mirror my inner relationship, but also how the work I’ve done within, reflects in what I see and experience without.
This relationship theme is amplified with the Libra Moon and Aries Sun energy, requiring a sense of balance between self and others, more than ever. We are being faced with how to use the reflections from others, and our relationship to the nature of things, so that we can address, shift, and enhance the relationship we have with self.
We are also recognizing the need to understand how to bring our uniqueness into service and harmony with others, the Earth, and all of life, but also to exercise self-expression and boundaries so as not to be self-less, but to be so in love with life and fully “here” – a delicate balance indeed.
Perhaps the wave of spiritual teachings to free yourself from ego, with the need to egoically prove it, could be missing the point.
I don’t feel it’s about saying goodbye to your personality and divorcing yourself from self to awaken to some liberating enlightenment so that you become vacant and “nobody’s home”. But rather, to realize you are a “somebody” who has fully committed to the human experience and all that life has to offer and fully engage and celebrate the uniqueness of you in the state of consciousness and awareness that you are, right here and now. And then engaging from this wholeness of you, with everyone and everything you experience in the smallest and largest of ways.
As Astrologer, Cathy Pagano shares:
“Our sense of self-identity (Aries) can only be fully known when we relate to someone else (Libra). With the Moon in Libra, we need to remember to have our own Aries standpoint when we relate to others. We’ve been trained, especially women, to bend over backwards for others. But that’s not how to create harmony and balance (Libra). True balance comes when each person stands on their own side of the scale. Our Libra sensibility is how we create good relationships. Both partners’ needs can be met if we learn how to compromise. And compromise means knowing where you stand.
That’s the awareness we can get from this eclipsed Full Moon. Lunar eclipses give us the awareness to bring a situation to an end. While the Sun’s light is blocked by the Earth’s shadow, our unconscious motivations and desires are more easily felt. Without the constraints of our ‘shoulds and oughts’, perhaps we can find clarity and healing of our relationship wounds now. (We’ve been dealing with the emotional aspects of those wounds with Saturn in Scorpio.) We need to work together, and we need men and women to act together if we want to create real change.”
There also continues to be a deep purging, a call for honest rawness, powerful endings, propensity for huge breakthroughs, and greater clarity and liberation.
Here are some insightful shares, to close with, on the energy we are swimming in with this Lunar Eclipse from Divine Harmony:
“this eclipse is in libra with the sun in aries opposite- so the aries/libra axis is highlighted. on october 18th 2013 we had a lunar eclipse in aries- almost exactly opposite the degree of this one in april- so we are actually in a 6 month window of eclipses that can be seen as bookends so to speak. something began brewing in october of last year that is likely to culminate this month (and complete itself in the next 6 months- as eclipse govern 6 month periods of time). aries is the sign of the self and libra is the sign of the other. we have a lot of astrology focusing on this polarity and duality right now- forcing us to address where we are imbalanced in our lives. if we overdo our aries we are fiery, feisty, aggressive, conflictual and selfish. if we overdo our libra we are pacifist, have boundary issues, are codependent and cannot stand up for or take care of ourselves. this full moon eclipse in libra will definitely highlight any imbalances in relationships. if you find yourself playing a role in your relationships- where one person is the feminine and the other the masculine, or one the Mother or Father figure and the other the child- this eclipse can force you to look where this is limiting your growth. ultimately evolution and wholeness is achieved when we integrate our opposites and take back projections we have put onto others so that we can live them for ourselves. for example, if i am a man who works hard and makes good money but i am not able to deal with my emotions, nurture myself or others- then i will be drawn to a mothering, sensitive, emotional woman who wants a strong man who can support her. this can be sweet in the beginning if both people are happy playing their respective roles- but if either or both of them wake up one day and want to integrate their opposite (i.e. the woman wants to have a career or the man does want to be an ATM) then something’s going to have to shift and the relationship will have to dramatically change.
this lunar eclipse in libra is all about dramatic changes in relationship. first and foremost we want to dramatically change our relationship with ourselves- as anything we want or need or desire OUT THERE can only be fulfilled and truly experienced when we have found it IN HERE. any relationships that are on solid footing are fine- you may experience things that rock your boat, but if your ship does not have holes in it and you are both willing to do the work to row to a safe harbor you will be fine. for others who have issues up and perhaps have large holes in their boat- it may be an eclipse to think about whether those issues/holes can be fixed or if it’s better to jump ship before you go down with it.
to add to the potency of this configuration we have ceres- the Great Mother asteroid, and vesta- the priestess asteroid, conjunct the full moon in libra- again bringing Light to the archetypal energy of the Divine Feminine in collective consciousness. before the asteroid Goddesses were discovered we only had the moon and venus to represent feminine energy- which restricted women’s archetypes to that of mother/child (moon) and lover/wife (venus). when ceres, juno, vesta and pallas were discovered the feminine archetypal energy expanded- and so did the consciousness allotted to women and the feminine within us (men have inner feminines just as women have inner masculines). i feel this lunation to be a call to the Divine Feminine within all of us- a wake up call to service and our role as priestesses and priests of the Great Mother. in case you have not noticed, we are doing horrible things to our planet (our Mother Earth!) and in some insane fashion we have decided money and power is more important than health and harmony. we need a rebalancing of the scales- and we needed it yesterday! this eclipse can make that very clear in no uncertain terms- it’s time to make a change for the better!
this lunation is also conjunct the evolutionary north node- pulling us towards our growth and evolution. eclipses are already about our evolution and growth, but when we have the nodes involved that focus is amplified. with the moon on the north node and the sun on the south node- we have an opportunity to look at our karmic past and patterns we keep playing out, as well as our evolution and growth and the edge we need to push past. this lunation gives us the perfect opportunity to let go of the past and move into the future- but it will not be without some hard work on our part! to add to that, the lunar eclipse is also conjunct a powerful fixed star called arcturus. this fixed star is seen as giving us a ‘different approach’- which honestly i think we need as the one we are working with is clearly not working! but it’s also a fixed star that is part of a group of fixed stars (sirius, vega, pleiades, etc…) that many ancient cultures regards as the home of highly evolved beings (aka aliens) that are working with our planet to help us grow and evolve. with arcturus on this lunation- we may have some major aha moments or appearances (in physical or etheric form?) of this higher consciousness with the hopes that we tune into what is possible and navigate a new direction that does not lead us to world wide demise (i am not being over the top here- scientists have gone on record saying if we don’t do something different we will make life unsustainable on planet earth in the not too distant future).
sirius is also involved in this lunation as stationary retrograde pluto is opposite sirius- and the Grand Cross later in april (20th-23rd) will also activate sirius. sirius is all about making the mundane sacred- realizing that yes we are spiritual beings having a human experience but the human experience is just as sacred as the 5th or 6th or 13th dimensional one. i am really hoping for some major realizations and unfoldments that help us raise our planetary frequency higher. i am also hoping that we have evolved enough as a race to call this in with grace and ease, rather than with chaos and destruction (humanity seems to learn and wake up faster when things get really dire).
wherever this lunation falls in your chart, you have significant opportunities to die to some old aspect of yourself and your life and rebirth something new in it’s place. but this is also the area of your chart where you may be avoiding doing the work- so the total lunar eclipse may have to drag it up into your awareness so that you can deal with it. similar to pluto transits- lunar eclipse energies are best worked with consciously. if you are proactive about your transformation and take initiative in facilitating and making the changes in your life you need to make- then the Universe tends to reward you and support you. that is how you take a breakdown and turn it into a breakthrough- the key word is to “break” from the past patterns and ways of doing/being that no longer serve.
in any event, this lunation will be one to see! it will be visible in australia, the pacific ocean (and islands) and the americas. some say the countries that are able to see the eclipse are the ones that will experience the effects of it most. the eclipse will last 3 1/2 hours, of which 1 hour and 18 minutes will be the total lunar eclipse. for more information on how this can manifest in your personal chart check the weekly horoscopes- and be sure to read for your sun sign and rising sign/ascendant.”
You can read her entire post here:
A huge wave of love-filled chills came over me when I saw this image and then read the caption shared by my beautiful friend Kelly. This is such a sacred and potent moment that speaks volumes. I feel huge reverence in overflow from this display.
A 370lb Golden Bengal Tiger bows its head and placed a paw up to the hand of a small girl. Photographer Dyrk Daniels says: “I noticed this little girl was leaning against the glass with both hands out stretched staring at the ‘big kitties’. I could not believe my eyes when Taj approached the girl, bowed his head and then placed his huge right paw exactly in front of where the little girl’s left hand was. It was incredible to watch. Taj let down his right paw, rubbed his cheek against the glass where the little girl’s face was and moved off.” Far from being scared, the little girl was so excited that she started clapping as she walked back towards her mother.
More photos and story here:
May I add, that I do not support zoos and caging animals. I feel there is absolutely no need for these and the sanctuaries that exist to house wild animals that have suffered from sad and horrible experiences, are there because of human interference with nature, and now as result are what we have in order to rehabilitate and provide some small sense of deserved sanctity to these sacred beings. So this post isn’t about addressing the fact that the tiger is captive, but about the sacred connection and relationship that we have with all of life, and how we can learn much from our animal friends.
Not only may this be a moment of reverence between two souls recognizing one another – not animal and human, but two divine souls – but it may also be a message of hope these souls in animal bodies are trying to get across to the children of the New Earth, as well as to any awakened soul that will listen to their pleas to return to natural harmony with Mother Nature.
Enchanting images of fireflies!! OH SO LOVE these! Takes me to my inner magickal sanctum. Thanks Dawn for sharing!
Originally posted on Reiki Dawn:
Enjoy these magical creatures, I just love fireflies!
I thought I had reblogged this beautiful post, but apparently it was meant to be today. Laura had shared it several days back, which brought it to my attention, but today as I was reflecting on the increased need over the years to be with myself and the relationship I have to the Earth and Cosmos, it came to mind again. And so I’m sharing it with you.
The message is simple, the photos inviting and renewing, and the poem…truly hits home in the heart.
As I head out here shortly for some time in nature – not sure where it will lead…to ocean or hills…I am in constant reminder of the partnership with Mother Earth that guides my heart and fuels my actions.
YES, I feel the joy of being in Nature.
Originally posted on Bealtaine Cottage:
Many of you are seeing the world for the first time…with eyes wide open, almost startled by the immense beauty of it all.
You witness my love affair
with the tall grass, wind, fox:
my senses–your holy communion.
I stand on your soil
in sunlight, starlight, moonlight,
rain, eclipse and earthquake,
offering a timeless prayer.
I walk in the spirit of you.
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