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I’ve visited Chichen Itza three times now, walking the ball court where the Mayans played these sacrificial games, John Beckett shares about, of so-called “honor”.
I wondered what ran through the players’ minds and that of the crowds watching as well. As connected as I am to the Mayans, I have always felt such a dissonance with the sacrificial parts of what evolved in these ancient times, wanting to remember and remind others of the natural harmony that was present as well, and that these are reminders of things we don’t HAVE to be engaged in.
There IS always a choice.
In my own life there have been times I felt like I was watching myself on the sidelines, as I “played” out things that felt necessary to something bigger needing to take place. And yet I can look back now, and although it is all perfect in its own way and I wouldn’t change it since I am who I am because of it, I also realize I DID/DO always have a choice that may carry risks, but are nothing compared to the risks of simply accepting what I think I HAVE to do.
Some things have felt written in my soul plan, but I believe we can even rewrite and recreate that because we are powerful, ever-creative, and sovereign beings.
Thank you Laura for sharing this thoughtful post by John Beckett to explore the “uncomfortable”.
Originally posted on Laura Bruno's Blog:
I can’t reblog this article, so I’ll just post a link.
I always enjoy John Beckett’s contemplative musings, and this piece combines personal experience, ancient Mayan ruins, modern Mayan civilization, a ghost story of sorts, and important questions to ask ourselves as individuals and as a society. John’s a self described “Pagan, Druid and Unitarian Universalist,” but for some reason this piece particularly reminds me of the prayer of confession in the Episcopal Church, which seeks forgiveness “for things done and for things left undone.” As the days shorten into winter nights and the world around us continues to offer chaos, I find myself going deeper inside, too. This is an uncomfortable read, but one that asks us to consider what is ours to do.
In a world of imperfect options, at what point do we fight for our lives or for sacred things threatened with destruction? “[W]hat necessary acts…
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I have had Iceland on the mind and in the heart for quite some time (first appearing several years back in 2007 or so) and a couple of months ago had a dream where a friend said to me “let’s go to Iceland,” and I replied, “okay!” without a second of hesitation. Since then I’ve had one nudge and synchronicity after another all tugging at my heart about Iceland.
I mentioned this to the friend and we immediately had started planning a trip, but in the end she was unable to go, due to things that came up with family.
I realized that the dream wasn’t tied to whether or not I went with her, but since she represents an aspect of me and a core soul tie, it was like a message from my Higher Self, as I often get (especially around sacred journeys I’m needing to go on). My eager willingness to embrace the journey spoke to this trip being significant and meaningful in terms of my Essence.
And since, the divine messages have continued pouring in, in incredibly high gear and without skipping a beat.
This incredible journey of photographer, Elizabeth Gadd, came to me via an odd way on the day she posted it, right after I had received three other nudges in similar vein, just the day before AND on the same day I re-blogged this post with stunning images: Iceland!! Thanks to R.
Elizabeth’s photos are so beautifully inspiring and the story of her experience is equally wondrous, if you take the time to read the log of her photography adventure in Iceland. It was so fun to read her journal of the trip, finding many of the places I had been mapping of interest for a journey to Iceland, included in her adventure.
Needless to say, I am still piecing together my own journey and listening on the timing of when it will come to be – sensing very soon, in light of the amped up nudges and this deep soul urge that is burning from within and starting to scream at me. :)
In the meantime, I am enjoying shares like Elizabeth’s and I hope you do too. Her story of the experience is rather long, mirroring how I often share of my own journeys with photo stories and insights, but really a great read. If nothing else, I know you will enjoy her beautiful photos and be lost once again in the magick of Iceland.
Elizabeth Gadd begins her story by setting the tone of this adventure with her inspiration behind it and the personal growth she embraced through it:
“The Icelandic Red Dress Series” (perhaps somewhat lacking in title creativity, but hopefully not so much in the photos themselves) was the main project and self-portrait series I worked on over the course of two weeks spent travelling all over the insanely beautiful country of Iceland. Why the red dress, you might ask? Two reasons: A. I had very little room in my travelling suitcase for outfits besides the red dress, especially considering I had to save suit-case space for transporting chocolate (yes, that was my most vital necessity for the trip), and B. When I was thinking ahead about creating an Icelandic self-portrait series, I wanted something that would depict “standing out”. Not just a bright colour to stand out against the Icelandic backdrops, but also something of a reflection of my thoughts as of late. These photos have been some of my most personal I’ve ever taken, for the thoughts behind them. As a rather notorious introvert who has always preferred being on the sidelines, who has been afraid of what might be thought of my looks, awkwardness and quirks, who has been known to ignore get-together messages from people for months at a time (sorry guys), and who is often nervous and worried about the future and anything out of my comfort zone (which is basically everything), I’ve come to realize these last couple of years have been quite a breakthrough for me in letting go of fear. Perhaps it’s just been part of growing up, or perhaps it’s the snowballing effect from stepping out of my comfort zone and letting one adventure lead to another, gaining more confidence with each one… Or perhaps it’s the incredible like-minded friends I’ve made through photography who have become the most encouraging, uplifting and inspiring influences in my life. All these things have helped me learn to take courage in standing up, following my passions and not being afraid to be different. (…chances are nobody’s even lookin’ at me anyway, so yet another reason not to worry!). I am still a quiet introvert by nature, but whether I’m keeping to the sidelines to blend in or whether I want to take courage in standing out (more specifically finding a balance between the two), I’ve been learning to accept myself as someone who simply doesn’t need to worry about what people think of me regardless of anything. So this is what these photos are to me – Existing silently as a simple but meaningful extension of nature, or standing out amongst it, I can find peace in doing either of these things by letting go of fear and doubt. This photo series symbolizes my wish to live wholeheartedly, to not be afraid, to embrace my weirdness and quirks and to focus on a life lived in wonder, love and gratefulness.”
To read Elizabeth’s full journey share, view her photos, and experience a video of the adventure, please visit: Elizabeth Gadd Photography: An Icelandic Adventure
Frequency and sound resonance…some of my favorite things. This article and the video in it by Nigel Stanford – which is very cool! – connect with my post today on Lisa Parks and her exploration with water and thought/feeling frequencies as art: Artist Manipulates 48 Pools of Water with Her Mind
Originally posted on Deus Nexus:
Your entire existence…all matter, all life, all experiences–everything owes its existence in the physical world to frequency. Absolutely everything is frequency. You cannot have an experience on this planet without attracting it through frequency. Every emotion, including love and hate tunes into a specific frequency. Health has a frequency. Disease has frequency. Your organs are each tuned to a specific frequency as is your entire body which resonates at its own frequency. You are a symphony of frequencies while you project yourself through this universe and create your physical reality.
You are a master of your energy, and thus you are able to control everything you are, everything you do, everything you experience. From the day you are born until the day you die, nothing will ever change the fact that you are both a frequency emitter and…
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This is a fantastic exploration from artist, Lisa Park, of how our feelings and thoughts create our experience embodied. It reflects Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work with water, consciousness, and intent. Thank you Kelly Vivace for sharing this.
You can read the article, including photos and more article links about Lisa’s work here: Artist Manipulates 48 Pools of Water with Her Mind by Beckett Mufson
“Brain power” takes on a literal meaning when it comes to EEG painting, mind-responsive furniture, and the work of Lisa Park. Park combines EEG scanning with speakers and pools of water to visualize her thoughts and emotions. Last year, she exposed her brain patterns to the world with Eunoia, in which she placed five water-filled metal plates atop speakers designed to respond to her real-time brain data. In that project, Park sorted the data into five emotions—sadness, anger, desire, happiness, and hatred, one per plate. But the latest iteration of the project takes the experiment to the next level:
Eunoia II is outfitted with 48 vibration pools, inspired by the 48 emotions philosopher Baruch Spinoza outlined in his book, Ethica, like frustration, excitement, engagement, and meditation. Each speaker vibrates according to Park’s brain wave-interpreting algorithm, which tranforms intense signals from Park’s Emotiv EEG headset into intense vibrations in the pools of water. Here, Park is literally putting her inner struggles on display, and the whole show depends on how she deals with her feelings.
“I started working with biosensors especially EEG headset, because I questioned, ‘how can I take this invisible energy and emotions and make it visible?'” Park told The Creators Project. “When I am feeling certain emotions (anger, sadness, happiness), I believe that what’s inside me, more than 60% of water in human body, will create vibrations/energy within myself. So, I wanted to create an artwork that represents the inner part of myself.”
Eunoia II metaphorically gives Park’s inner self faculty and visibility, continuing the exploration she began in her firstEunoia performance, tenfold.
I can’t share my joy enough at knowing how my beautiful Crystal friends have been finding such amazing and loving homes with their new guardians. Thank you to all of you that have opened your hearts to them and offering loving homes.
I know that many of you have been drawn to the energy of some of these, although they had already moved on, but I have found that just seeing and experiencing their energy through photos sometimes can be exactly what is needed, and that the awareness of the particular Crystals you are drawn to can share something about the energy you are working with, provide insights, messages, and nudges, and is supportive nonetheless.
I also find that if you haven’t known of some of these Crystals before and find yourself deeply heart-called, that once you’ve made that connection and intention, another like-Crystal will find its way to you soon.
Over the last two days, most of the first group of Crystals that were actively putting out feelers for new keepers (and when I say actively, I mean it, as the energy has been on fire) moved on, including the large Crystals.
The 150 lb one is actually ending up going to the East Coast, which was like divine alignment tenfold, as I had no intention of figuring out shipping and crating, but the beautiful new guardian it is perfect for, as she met it in person once, has her own shippers that can pick up and handle it with the care it needs, at no charge to her!
When something is meant to be, it will be and when Crystals are ready, they ARE READY.
These include: (Click on photos to enlarge for detail)
- Three of the Original Seven Reiki Stone Sets (these have the Power, Mental/Emotional, Distant, and Usui Master Symbols on them): Lapis Lazuli, Red Jasper, and Obsidian -$28 each
- Lapis Lazuli: sacred stone of transformation, vision, truth, mother of Earth magick, father of luck, carries the energy of the dragon because of transmutational magick qualities and ethereal connection to other realms, grounds while opens to otherworlds, teaches ancient arts of past while grounding in present, good for meditation, purifies, success, ancient wisdom, inner truth, inner power, seeing beyond illusion, intuition, love, self confidence, awakens to self, manifestation, higher mind, knowledge, memory, honesty of spirit, all forms of deep communication and clarity, expression of inner feelings, serenity, harmony, speaking your truth from the heart, relieves stress, induces sound sleep and dream journeying….
- Red Jasper: gently stimulating and also an extremely protective stone, neutralizes radiation and other forms of environmental and electromagnetic pollution, rectifies unjust situations and grounds energy, brings problems to light and provides insights into difficult situations, calms the emotions, aids in dream recall, cleans and stabilizes the aura, stone of health, it strengthens and detoxifies the circulatory system, blood and liver. Red Jasper is a stone of empowerment, bringing strength to resist emotional domination by others, and the courage to overcome things, sustains those in the process of healing and recovering, especially from violent sexual experiences. Red Jasper is a perfect stone of courage and strength, great confidence builder, re-activates a passion for living, sparks sexual or creative energies. It assists in identifying one’s personal ideas and beliefs about sexual expression or orientation, and helps release shame or guilt around these issues. Red Jasper also helps maintain balance and emotional stability during difficult times, like periods of remission during a serious illness or in long treatments where the outcome is uncertain….
- Obsidian: increases awareness and dispels illusions in order to become more grounded in day to day reality, very powerful and creative stone that grounds the soul and spiritual forces into the physical plane by helping to bring them under the direction of the conscious will and making it possible to manifest spiritual energies on Earth, forces facing your true self by revealing shadow qualities for release, including from the ancestral and family line, as well as past lives, reverses misuse of power and helps address power issues by teaching that to be empowered is not to hold personal power to yourself only, but to channel power for the good of all, very protective, as it repels negativity and unloving thoughts, supports transitional shifts and change, helps remove physical disorders, as well as release old loves.)
- One Andara from the Sacred Land: Lemurian Etherium Gold Andara – shifts from pale pink champagne to a bright orange gold in color depending on the lighting, with an intense gold hue of light energy dancing within. Activates enlightenment and your true light essence. I have found this Andara to be full of grace and supportive in my own life AND in healing sessions to really take people to another level with their processes of integration to more wholeness. Has a creative vibrancy to it, and assists inner strength, clarity, enhanced energy, and helps align with your soul’s desires and sense of oneness. – $60 – SOLD
Andaras are not for the frail of heart, as they are extremely powerful and work on you. Here is information on Andaras:
Andaras are created by the natural heating of their elements – they are primarily composed of Prima Matra (first matter), monatomic metallic elements found in Etherium powders – to extremely high temperatures that transmute to produce a glass-like material. Monatomic elements have been confirmed with such properties as being able to pass their vibrational energy to other objects, being first-matter elements, and being used over the years for healing and raising of consciousness, to name a few.
The Prima Matra is the result of combining an inter-dimensional implosion taking place billions of year ago with natural factors such as heat and pressure later. This resulted in the crystal glass with enhanced properties of its Etherium Powders that resonates at the same proven frequency as the original Prima Matra.
Andara Crystals are known as one of the master crystals with healing vibrations that are from another world. They are thought by some to be the highest vibrational crystals because they contain Prima Matra (which combines 70 minerals). In general, they support us to move multi-dimensionally through space and time, to increase our awareness and raise our vibrations to access universal knowledge and connect with beings from higher realms, to detoxify negativity and balance and cleanse the chakras, assist our ability for energy channeling, powerfully heal, and accelerate spiritual development, awareness and manifesting abilities. In addition, each unique Andara embodies specific properties that focus their energy and our work with them. They are translucent, luminescent glass-like crystals of beautiful transparent colors and share an energy simply not experienced from any other material. Their energy is an anchoring of bleed through connected to Mu/Lemuria and “other” multidimensional realms.
They are offered for sale at cost, as it’s vitally important to me that they get to the right guardians more than anything else.
That said, since I am offering them for what I purchased them for, minus sales tax that I paid, I will need to add in credit card processing fees, if you choose to pay via this method on Paypal, and shipping costs. (Paypal processing fees: 2.9% plus $0.30 USD of the price.)
It seems there may be some more Crystal friends in the coming weeks, as yesterday I sensed some are finalizing work with some current shifts that are coming to closure, so I will keep you posted on that.
Feeling so much gratitude and magickal energy through these exchanges and connections being made…and of course Crystalline love!!
We are powerful beyond measure and have no limitations except the ones we agree to.
This is an incredibly story about professional artist, Sargy Mann, who developed cataracts at age 34/35, which then continued into complete retinal detachment and on to a perforated ulcer that then created total blindness. He didn’t know if he could continue painting, but wondered and began to experiment, experiencing extraordinary sensations and discovered there IS painting after blindness. He reinvented painting, just like he reinvented his life without sight.
Now, serious art collectors own his creations and his paintings sell for upward of $80,000.
Thank you Dawn for sharing this with me. Dawn remembered things I’ve written about my own eyesight, being legally blind for most of my life, and how I feel about my inner vision being of most value to me.
Being an artist myself, this story hits home, but in general I feel it shares how we can turn any perceived limitation into a powerful gift, and how life is about continual reinvention and creative renewal, as we embrace transformational shifts that impact our lives.
As you welcome in an inspirational New Moon in Sagittarius today, embracing more courage to align with your deepest truth that supports you to create experiences from your center, you may find much of what is shared in this update to ring in true to what that journey has been feeling like. As always, I find this to be another resonating share from Lee, aligned with my own current experiences and what I feel collectively.
The full article can also be found here: November 21st, 2014 Energy Update
This past 2 weeks, the energy has seen a lot of us deep-diving.
Diving down into the depths of ourselves – our feelings, our thoughts, our beliefs, our patterns, our life journey.
It’s as if an electric current is pulsing through your body, wiring and firing you to awaken, awaken, awaken.
More and more and more.
To shed and cleanse, to release and intend.
Peace comes, clarity comes, followed by challenge, distraction, emotion, disorientation, restlessness.
A feeling that things must be going wrong, or need to be changed and quickly.
Yet you do not have the energy to make the changes in the timescale you feel you need to.
This is electricity, moving through your energy field and the field of the collective.
This is the electrified living of these times, bringing us all to clearing.
It can be relentless – it can make you mad, bring you to sadness, and then, it can elevate you into a moment of blinding clarity.
And yet the waves of inner-change keep coming, sometimes fuelled by outer impulses.
Difficult or fear-based dreams are happening to clear us also.
And as you dive deeper into them, you feel it all more than ever before.
You see what the thoughts in you are as they rise more than you could ever see your thoughts before.
You allow the chaos of all this experience to rise in you, for you have no choice.
You learn this quickly.
For if you try to control or fight it, things just feel harder and more ‘against’ you.
So you surrender. It is the only choice.
And it leaves you at the bottom of your ocean.
And then you realize that the bottom of the ocean, where you now find yourself, is not in-fact, to be feared.
Not at all.
It IS a different world than the one you knew, yes, but it is one you can be safe in and find new space in.
Once you adjust and realize that the seeming chaos and speed is part of the deal.
It comes from the impulse of electricity driving us all right now.
It presents a choice to feel everything and allow the chaos, yet find your direction within that in each and every fast changing moment.
As a world we are in a force of change that asks you to flow with it.
As an individual you are in a force of change that asks you to find rebirth within it and the loss of old identity.
This takes courage, and faith that you will be safe without your old ways.
Can you be ready to stop seeing yourself as ‘blocked’, ‘resistant’, not yet ‘there’.
To let go of these old ideas, aims and ways of pushing yourself to grow?
And instead accept that wherever you find yourself today, it needs NO judgment for judgment will only make you feel worse. MUCH worse, and perhaps that is the spiral you are used to.
A downward one.
Can you accept that where you find yourself today only requires great compassion, from you, towards you.
Today needs you to be as kind to yourself as you would be to a friend who was struggling.
So take your foot off the accelerator. Stop buying into the stress, the speed or the depression of others as anything you need to swallow whole and thus also become in yourself.
We absorb each other’s energy all the time, so pay attention to who you are around and whether their energy would be nutritious or toxic to you today.
Be mindful of the company you keep, but do not judge them for where they are.
You can bear compassionate witness for where they are. Yes.
And Empaths, you don’t need to feel or fear the size of their electrical releases.
You have your own to deal with, so observe and leave anything that feels too big for you to handle.
Breathe and say ‘I am safe in my centre’. ‘I release that which is not mine’.
And know we are ALL in this together, navigating a time we have never seen like this on Earth.
An intensity we have not yet been through.
And right now, these pulses are electrifying all of us to keep on rising, keep on clearing and integrating in our bodies and our souls, all we have been learning over the past years.
Sometimes it’s a messy act, this thing of being human.
Spirit knows this, and loves you anyway.
Can you love yourself that much, despite how you are feeling?
Can you let the layers of human judgment and suppression we have all absorbed and identified with, fall away. Even if it looks and feels messy?
Because THERE lies the key.
Loving yourself through these rapid releases. Even the ones that are disorientating you the most.
There lies the peace that we can all learn to find at the bottom of the ocean.
For once we accept how different it seems, we start to realize how safe and connected it all is.
You are very loved.
Never forget that and you will never forget to love.
And then, love will be the fuel that keeps you warm in the world.
Just as you will keep its flame alive wherever you go.
Much love everyone
Beautiful….the Sacred Feminine. Thank you Amanda for this powerful share. Love it!
Originally posted on Dreamrly.:
“A healthy woman is much like a wolf: robust, chock-full, strong life force, life-giving, territorially aware, inventive, loyal, roving.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Happy Fairy Tale Friday! This week’s story is an old Native American tale, but true to Dreamrly style, I am giving it a good punch-up with a modern “feminine power” twist. Wolves and women have always felt deeply connected to me, and any strong handmade feminist knows that what some consider “our bible”….Women Who Run with the Wolves,” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, in founded on the idea that women and wolves are inextricably linked.
Let’s get right to it….
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said: ‘My son, the battle is between ‘two wolves’ inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy…
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These are so uniquely beautiful! I’m personally really vibing with the Purple Snail – love snails and this one is so enchanting makes this faery want to ride its beautiful spiral shell, the Nicobar Pigeon – loving the rainbow essence that seems so like a painting and reminding me of my own paintings and my painting style, the Black Rooster Ayam Cemani – so mysterious and iridescently potent, the Blue and Green Parakeet – I have a soft spot for this one, as I used to have blue parakeet and my brother a green one, and here this one merges both, and the Regal Ring-Neck Snake – loving the vibrant colors and that amazing, magickal teal, wow!
Between these and Iceland’s amazing photos today, I’m feeling extra enlivened with inspiration, which is perfect for a brief painting spree of custom pieces I’m about to jump into here shortly. MMMM!!
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This isn’t a Photoshopped post – those are these animals’ natural colors! Most animals land somewhere along the black, brown or yellow color spectra, but not these strangely-colored animals! Their unexpected colors illustrate that nature has a far more colorful and diverse color palette than you might have realized.
If there are any strangely colored animals that you think we missed, add them to our list! The only rule is that their color has to be natural. And don’t forget to vote for your favorites!
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