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The Touch of Grace

healing-touch-of-jesusBy Isaac George

October 26th, 2013

Autumn is arriving in the Northern Hemisphere. Wet leaves are falling here in Ireland, and the smell of decaying vegetation and the wan light that filters through the clouds all confirm it. Halloween is just around the corner, also known as Hallowmas, and if you live in certain Latin countries, it is time for the three day celebration of the ‘Day of the Dead’.  Time to dig the woolly jumpers and Wellington boots out of the trunks or closets, and make sure our heating systems and chimney flues are ready. After all, to quote a now popular meme, “…winter is coming.”

Another response to the cool and damper conditions is the sense of needing to feel cosy and warm, so if we are in a relationship, the desire for closeness is accentuated.  Besides the obvious thermal advantages, it is the feeling of connection and protection that we crave. When we’re drawn closer to others of our own kind, whether it is one person or an extended family, everything can feel brighter and better. Even the growing number of people who prefer the single life and do not have a live-in companion will also feel this, and I am sure that they will seek to engage in more social activities, and take advantage of any opportunity to snuggle up with someone. Cuddle parties are becoming more popular. Not surprising…and no matter which hemisphere on Mother Earth you reside in, there’s more than just a change of the seasons behind it.

Human beings are highly social creatures, and even though the sense of being an individual has been part of the development of the human experience for thousands of years, in our pre-conscious state that existed long before the invention of agriculture, economies, city states, countries and nations, we were pretty much living symbiotically with the natural surroundings and within the context of a clan or tribal community.  Our sense of ‘self’ was inexorably connected to the sense of ‘us’, and we shared a mutual concern for food, shelter, health, companionship and safety in uncertain conditions. Since the advent of our brief sojourn into an industrial-technological society, the rise of individualism has given way to an artificial tribal identity via the global communications network. Corporate identities carry more weight in our consciousness than thinking that we are related to flesh and blood counterparts. This artificial sense of ‘us’ is replicated continually in social media, sports and entertainment archetypes (reality television shows, major sports teams, serialized dramas, etc.), and is constantly spun by politicians to reinforce and intellectual and emotional dominance nationally, regionally and even globally (i.e. ‘…a coalition of civilized nations’)

However we view our virtual interconnectedness, we still are denied one thing through our electronic mediums. The innate human need to give and receive touch remains an elusive factor in cyberspace, and in fact, it will never be simulated there successfully.  Even if it is technologically feasible to create the simulation of kinetic contact, there is no circuit or programming that can replicate the consciousness that is behind the touch. This power of tactile communication is something our species is now yearning for, and indeed, if we are to survive as a species, we must satisfy in some way. We’ve been starving for it, while wondering through the digital desert landscape.

The growing popularity of tantric workshops, massage and somatic therapies, and the relative newcomer on the scene – the cuddle party, is evidence of how many are seeking to re-establish the neural connections that respond to touch. I first experienced non-demanding touch while attending a weekend workshop called ‘Naka Ima, which translated from Japanese means “inside the now.”  All of the support staff cuddled with the attendees almost all weekend.  It was incredibly supportive when we were going through our rough bits.

There are many kinds of touch, and many kinds of physical manipulation, that can offer us a sense of connection or even provide healing from mental, emotional or physical traumas. Some may feel that touch cannot do what it’s being advertised to do, that is, replace traditional therapies or reinforce the standard societal bonding systems. Touch is discouraged in the clinical environment to avoid the possibility of transference of affections from a client to the therapist. Incidental touch, touch that is not part of a typical routine in the course of a therapeutic massage is routinely discouraged, for much the same reasons, though I feel it is more a part of the social taboos we’ve erected to respect boundaries. After I moved to Scotland, I discovered the ‘towel dance’ in which the massage practitioner was constantly readjusting and repositioning the towels covering parts of the body not being massaged.  Not wanting to see too much flesh, and be tempted by it, was probably the rationale. This kind of massage was, as you can imagine, not as enjoyable as what I was used to in the more laid-back environs of Eugene, Oregon.

Out of our five physical senses, the sense of touch possesses some unique characteristics. The many reported and purported cases of spontaneous healing conferred from human being to another usually happened through the medium of touch. Religious and spiritual ceremonies and initiations almost always involve touch at some point in the process. This includes Reiki initiations, baptisms, the gifting of Shaktipat, and other forms of activating an aspirant’s inner spiritual awakening.  Touch combined with an understanding of energy and sensitivity, and administered with love, can literally erase many traumas, especially those traumas that remain from sexual abuse.

In the realm of sacred (conscious) sexuality, of which Tantra is but a part, the power of touch to open and heal a human being from the main conditioned responses that have been learned through shame, guilt and judgment. Some of the forms that have come forward for dealing with these deeply held patterns are designed to heal people of ‘genital armoring’, which prevents someone from freely expressing and enjoying their natural sexuality. Most of these forms focus on finding the resistance or pain, and working with that to help the individual release the blockages. However, my own personal experience has shown me that nurturing touch, touch that goes slowly, gently and lovingly, not only removes the physical and emotional blockages, but also dissolves the charge on the original wound. The power of touch is discovered in how much heart and presence you can express through it. The ability to heal is inherently in the individual seeking healing…the touch of grace signals the person seeking wholeness to allow themselves to let go…to trust in Life once again.

It will be risky, and it will take some measure of courage, but to reacquaint ourselves with the depth of our being – and everyone else’s beingness, we must become more attuned to touch as a vehicle of awakening and transformation.  Body-centered therapies and practices usually encourage the individual to focus on what one does and experiences within our own body and space, or as something you only ‘get’ from another. To feel interactive touch, it is necessary to fully receive with the need to give, and to fully give without the need to receive. We are probably more habitually comfortable with giving than receiving, so I will recommend focusing on the receiving first, until you don’t feel resistance or the compulsion to ‘give something in return.’ It’s not easy!

If you are wondering how going for touch in a more proactive and intimate way will begin to have positive effects on your life, and possibly everyone else’s life, then all I can say to that is “what do we have to lose?” If you’re afraid you might lose your sense of individuality, well, that can’t really happen. Besides, how most Westerners have been conducting themselves for a few millennia hasn’t really contributed much to engendering more trust towards each other, so it may be time to add loving and graceful touch so that we may actually recreate the experience of egalitarian interdependence that our primordial ancestors enjoyed.

We aren’t really individuals, for we haven’t fully individuated yet. That is to say, we are not yet fully knowing who we are and expressing it without censorship or judgment. To be fully individual is to be one with all of Life…naturally. This is true enlightenment, for it doesn’t make value judgments about the body or the consciousness that creates and maintains it. It sees that they are completely the same thing. This is what we learn through the magic of touch, for it ends our false perception of separation and isolation, of being an ‘I’ in the midst of ‘they’.

The grace of touch can create bonding without bondage, unity without destroying the experience of the Self, and cooperation instead of competition.  Sharing becomes innately more natural and sensible when we lose the idea that we might lose something of our integrity through when we feel drawn to wanting to touch someone who is in pain, or someone who longs to know that they are loved and not cast adrift and alone in the world.  Touch heals. Touch helps us regain our humanity, which in turn opens us to the touch of something invisible in our hearts.

Sexuality is an inherent part of our spiritual homecoming, and I don’t mean nicey-nicey, hearts and flowers romance.  Connecting with our earthiness, with the Earth herself, will transform our biology and bring it back in harmony with Nature and the Cosmos.  In the last issue, in my essay “The Longest War on Earth”, I encouraged readers to get the book “Sex at Dawn” by Christopher Ryan Ph.D. and Cacilda Jethá, MD.  The title is a play on words, but the content, and our understanding and embracing of it, may just be essential to our survival as a species. Sharing, egalitarianism, and non-possessive intimate relationships existed in the primordial utopia that came before the Earth cataclysms of 12,000 years ago, which propelled us out of foraging societies, and into the invention or agriculture, hoarding, scarcity, competition, patriarchy, war, disease and death.  Such is progress.

The roots of this are much, much older, but suffice it to say that there was one thing that these cultures understood:  the chances for surviving and thriving were enhanced because of mutual sharing and cooperation. This also included touch and sexuality.  After finishing the book, I now recognize why I had such a difficult time acclimating back into human society in 2003 after spending  three weeks of deep communion with the dolphins (and the wild environment ) of the Big Island of Hawaii. The abrasiveness of that contact after living ‘in the raw’ during that time was illuminating…and extremely difficult.

Humanity will not solve all of its problems and challenges just by going to a cuddle party. But for those brief moments that you and the person you are cuddling with experience, you will cease feeling alone, separate, isolated.  As you focus on the pleasure of being embraced and embracing, just imagine yourself as this Earth. The Earth holds us all in her embrace in each moment we are drawing breath, and shares everything it offers without hesitation. If we are the children of a loving Earth and a Benevolent Source Consciousness, then we cannot lose anything by opening to touch, except our fear and loneliness.

As we travel through this era of an ever-changing and uncertain world, the encouragement to ‘love one another’ will take on a deeper significance. Perhaps the sheer desire for connection, companionship, and touch will transcend the realm of a need born out of fear, to a fulfilment born out of compassion and the sure knowing that we are all that we have.  Then, the touch of grace may just inspire us to see the truth of our predicament, and open to channel something through that propels back into the Garden…back to innocence. It won’t happen without work, but sure as heck won’t happen without play and trust.

Enough with the sad stories…let’s create a new script. Go gracefully…and touch with love.

Peace,
Isaac

The In Between

197017_150103318473773_1770639187_n Archangel Ariel – channeled by Isaac George

Summer Solstice
June 20th-21st, 2013

“Many paths look to negate the ego, or even to negate the possibility of a personal relationship with the Divine in you.  It’s all heady stuff about non-dualism and dropping illusions and so forth. The other paths may recommend renunciation, or celibacy, or ‘creating your own reality’, but there is no greater path than the Path of Love.” – Archangel Ariel

Security is an inside job.

In uncertain times all beliefs are challenged, all positions and opinions are buffeted and twisted.  The need for security, or surety, is an innate human propensity, one that you have inherited from your ancestors. It’s in your genetic code, and in your psyche. Perhaps these unconscious fears were from your cave-dwelling ancestors. When the genus ‘homo sapiens’ first appeared in Earth’s history, the planet was indeed a hostile environment.  Predators, geological upheavals and the daily struggle for survival dominated the mind and emotions. There was no ‘leisure time’ to speak of.  It is worth mentioning that ‘homo sapiens’ is but one manifestation of what you term ‘human being’. There were other civilizations that predated this relatively new ‘parent’ of modern humanity, but all records of them have long since become submerged in the ravages of time. The seed for what you’ve known as the frontal cortex in your brain was implanted as a foil to the older, more primal, reptilian brain that was inherited. Human anthropologists and geneticists labelled the primal brain the ‘reptilian brain’, even while maintaining that humankind’s earliest ancestors descended from the ape-like primates of those times. This inconsistency is quite obvious, but has never been questioned. The entire history of the human race is in your physical DNA, but mostly resides in the so-called ‘dormant’ genomes that were once called ‘junk’. This is the true meaning of ‘living library’ first discussed by the Pleiadians in the 1990’s.

Remember this – there are 60 billion base pairs in the entire human genetic code, but most people are hard-wired to utilize only 2-3% of that staggering amount. Even so, there are more neural connections in that 2-3% than in all of the objects in the known Universe!  One should speculate as to why the other 97% or so is dormant, and currently off-line. It must also be revealed that in order to regain full use of all of your DNA, you would have to have much more than 12 strands reactivated. That mathematical inconsistency is also worth questioning.

However, as interesting as it is to discuss genetics, or distant times in the cosmology of the Earth and the human family, what is of primary importance to you is your feeling at this moment of your journey.  “How do you feel” is another way of saying “How are you?”  Usually, the response is “fine”, a word charged with duplicity. So, how are you really feeling?  Can you take a deep breath, right now, and ask yourself “How am I?”, and then be honest with yourself? Try it right now, or take a time out to try it later on in your day. Write down your feelings in an uncensored way, and then read them and see how you feel about what you’ve written. Avoid judging your feelings…honour them as real instead. Self-acceptance is an acquired art, and takes practice to cultivate it. Begin now, and it will become second nature quickly.

If you discover that you are feeling peaceful and undivided, then you have discovered some of the extraordinary and essential secrets of living authentically. The process of realizing this experience is easier than you might think. The first part is the secret of self-acceptance. You are who you are at this moment – perceived flaws and faults included. Rather than berate what you haven’t dealt with, relax into it as part of the totality of you. As others have endorsed, “love the wholeness of your being.”

Next up is self-care. Can you look after yourself? Can you cook for yourself, and clean up after. Have you lived on your own, and ordered your life the way you like it? Do you make time for your creative interests, or to just be with yourself in solitude? Can you actually tolerate aloneness and silence, or do you fill things up with noise and action?

Cultivate the primary relationship, which is to know thyself. Complete acceptance of who and what you are is the starting point. Once that is committed to, the Universe will harmonize all of your other relationships in balance to that commitment.  So many people these days are over-complicating their lives, or allowing their lives to become complicated by others. Is this a sane way to live? Perhaps not. Everyone has responsibilities to others, agreements and so forth. However, if they supersede your commitment to your dreams, and your ability to care for yourself, then you are courting self-betrayal. Relegating yourself to the bottom of your ‘to do’ list perpetuates a pattern of co-dependency and unhappiness that permeates into the collective consciousness. When everyone consensually and collectively agrees that life is struggle and suffering, is it any surprise that what manifests is exactly that?

Here’s an experiment. Try to look at yourself in the mirror, and ask your reflection to show you God.

What happened?  Are you grinning, smiling, or are you choking back tears? Or, are you bored?

Who made you? What is this thing called ‘me’ and what is the ego? Where did you come from, why are you here, and where are you going? Go ahead, try asking your reflection all of these timeless questions.  You will become aware of some new perspectives, this we can guarantee you.

You see, there is either all of you, or nothing.  Who is staring back out of the mirror? Spirit. Who? You. Who? My ego. Who? My divinity. Who? My mother, my father and all who came before me.

Really? That’s interesting. Already you are part of all of the stories that have ever been, or ever will be. But the stories do not tell all the truth of who you are. Life is not contained by anything, yet is everything. It is not visible, and everywhere visible. It is not alive and is Life itself. Spirit, God, Source, Father-Mother, Cosmic Intelligence, The One, Presence are just labels to describe the indescribable.

What you are looking for, in everything inside and outside, is a feeling…a feeling that holds deep meaning. A meaning that answers all of the questions you asked in front of the mirror. That feeling is the thing that the addict looks for as much as the mystic does. That feeling says ‘love and acceptance’ like nothing else can. You can look in so many places for that feeling, and sometimes it reveals itself as an experience. In the mystery of love at first sight it may be revealed. In the mystery of emptiness after a long grieving for the loss of someone or something it may be revealed. In a moment of dire crisis it may be revealed. I tell you, when you can look at those dishes you’re washing, and a tiny soap bubble captures your imagination, just because of the way the light plays off of it and turns into a spectrum of colour, even in that bubble it may be revealed. That is the feeling that is in the Mystery. No amount of spiritual practice or teaching can prepare you better for that feeling than the act of letting go.

It is the ultimate letting go of everything you are, so you can gain all of who you are. It happens like flashes of lightning. One moment is transcendent and ethereal…the next moment you’re washing the dishes. The two are connected, but your inherited programs jump in and make a story about it. Separation and unity is a dance, not a problem.

The ego has been made into a problem, by classical religions, by mystical schools, by Eastern philosophies, and by New Age gurus. The ego has been a necessary creation of Consciousness in order to create and experience dimensions, universes, and worlds at the objective level. The ego cannot exist or evolve independently of Consciousness, and yet, even now, in contemporary psychology and spirituality, it is the enemy of Consciousness – it is the Fallen Angel.

All truth exists in the ‘in-between’ of between Oneness and duality. In Gnostic systems it is referred to as the ‘nous’, the place of the pure imaginal realm where the gem is, the pearl of great value. This is the dwelling place of Anthropos – the full and complete human being. You are each in possession of this quality which endows you with the natural ability to ‘be with’ whatever you love. You literally become what you love!

We tell you truthfully, there is no Oneness without Duality, there is no Law of Attraction without a Law of Repulsion, and there is no non-duality without duality. Set aside trying to be so intellectually spiritual, declaring that you will only settle for Oneness, and that is that, and you may actually experience something visceral and real, and while you’re still in that body as well!  Escape and progress are not the best of friends, and if your spiritual quest is to end separation by force of spiritual rules, practices and dogma, you’ll end up feeling miserable.  There may be temporary highs, like after a workshop or retreat. Then, off to work on Monday morning, and the car in front of you cuts you off. Now is when the lessons of the mirror work would serve you best. “There goes Spirit, cutting me off again”, you might say, laughing at yourself and the other person’s inconsiderate and unconscious driving skills.

It appears that non-dualism has a bone to pick with Satan, ahem, the ego. If the non-dualists were really into Oneness, discussions of ego and separateness wouldn’t even be on the menu.  No, not the case…it’s ego this, ego that, and pretty soon the ancient enemy is drawn and quartered before everyone’s eyes. This creates more suspicion of one’s own thoughts and feelings, creating more and more dysfunction and worry. If you are looking for security in Oneness, then you are still a house divided against itself. Security is only found when letting go of needing security, or even needing Oneness…or needing love. Merely paying close attention to your feelings and things around you has the curious effect of connecting you with Spirit and with whatever is happening in the moment, and experiencing that they are one and different – at the same time!  Your shoulders drop, your breathing slows, even time seems to stand still. You are in the in-between…feeling the unrelenting love and acceptance of you from and with Spirit, and as Spirit too. There is object and subject, and neither. There are no words, only pure feeling that contains the meaning of everything. There is no nothingness, there is only the ‘everything’ in perfect balance…inside of you!

For the ultimate in personal security, we recommend letting go. Meditation is one form to use. Entheogenic plants (ayahuasca, etc.) is another. Breathwork, yoga, sexual activity, drumming and dance, art and music immersion…each form is a potential stargate into the In-Between. Some call this the Void or Abyss, but this Void is not the empty or sterile place, not a place of no-thing. It is rich with awareness and feeling. Some call it Presence…we know it is infinite Love. Having a personal relationship with Life comes by feeling it. Relating transpersonally to these experiences is all well and good, but do not elevate one type of experience or perspective over another and call it a superior truth. Consider that both perspectives and experiences are valid in their own right. Real ‘letting go’ means letting all of it go…the personal and transpersonal, and then riding in the in-between.

Now would be a good time to begin to make friends with every facet of your Being…including good old ego.  Ego, when no longer terrified of judgment and eradication, can be quite helpful. It governs your time-keeping essentials, like catching a plane on time.  Yes, some equate the Mind and Ego, but the ego is more like an App that the Mind uses.

Best to not make your Mind an enemy either. It is Divine Intelligence manifesting in important ways…like regulating your heart rate, building cells, and flushing waste products from your body.

Ascension isn’t about getting out of here, it’s about becoming entirely present here! In the past we’ve described the phenomena of ascension experiences and traits as a roadmap of Consciousness unfolding. As a model of Consciousness, it’s served pretty well.  Letting go of models frees things up for novelty and moving into uncharted territory. Spirit loves uncharted regions…it invented them.

Imagine yourself sitting on a lawn on a summer’s afternoon. Take a moment to examine the activity going on between the blades of grass. Allow yourself to become enchanted by the tiniest of insects or an earthworm, as it busies itself with whatever Spirit is doing as the bug or the worm. Remember how fascinated you were when you were a child? Adopt that same way of ‘seeing’, and let go of everything else. Let go of needing to know, needing to evolve, needing to stay safe and secure. Observe the daisies and dandelions, how they do not struggle or stress out…about anything. There is an innate and loving Intention within even the most insignificant pebble, or even a decaying plant. This is the unassailable Truth of Life. It cannot be destroyed, it cannot be created. It just Is, and it always Was, and it Will Always Be. Just like you. Just like us. Here, in the in-between.

Blessings on your Journey,
-Ariel

Commentary by Isaac –

This transmission meant a great deal to me, as it brought back the feeling of those profound moments of ultimate clarity, or unity consciousness that I have experienced at times throughout my life, especially during and after my kundalini awakening in the mid-1990’s.  One of them simply happened while having a shower…in an unguarded moment wherein I let go, without realizing I was doing so. I was swept into the Immanence of Life, and surrounded in an astonishing aura of love. Lasting only 15 seconds or so, the ‘Voice’ inside the moment described how it occupied all forms and phenomenal objects…the water droplets in the shower, the shoes I wore, the car I drove, the food I ate.  I felt safe, I felt ‘seen’, and through it I felt deeply humbled even as I felt myself to be spread across the Cosmos and everywhere at once. I still marvel at how unconcerned I was…nothing mattered except what was occurring. I feel that is what Ariel is trying to impart here…how it is in letting go into the simplest and seemingly most mundane objects or tasks, that we may touch the face of the Eternal.

Found this in the Gnostic Gospel of Mary Magdalene.  Seems a perfect quote to end with…

The Gospel According to Mary Magdalene – as translated by Jean-Yves Leloup

(pages 1-6 are missing)

Page 7

“. . . Will matter then be destroyed or not?

22) The Savior said, All nature, all formations, all creatures exist in and with one another, and they will be resolved again into their own roots.

23) For the nature of matter is resolved into the roots of its own nature alone.

24) He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

The Third Initiation: Uranus ~ Pluto Square of May 20th, 2013

Golden-Radiance-Mandala1Cosmic Weather Report 
“The Third Initiation”
The Uranus-Pluto Square of May 20th, 2013

by Isaac George

May 15th, 2013

From a recent post by astrologer extraordinaire Rob Brezsny on Facebook:

QUESTION. How can an intelligent, educated person possibly believe astrology has any merit?

ROB BREZSNY. Many of the debunkers who’re responsible for trying to discredit astrology have done no research on the subject. They haven’t read smart astrological philosophers like Dane Rudhyar, don’t know that seminal astronomer Johannes Kepler was a skilled astrologer, and aren’t aware that eminent psychologist C.G. Jung cast horoscopes and believed that “astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity.”

The closest approach the fraudulent “sceptics” usually make to the ancient art is to glance at a tabloid horoscope column. To match their carelessness, I might make a drive-by of a strip mall and declare that the profession of architecture is shallow and debased.

That’s one reason why these ill-informed “sceptics” spread so many ignorant lies. For instance, they say that astrologers think the stars and planets emit invisible beams that affect people’s lives. The truth is, many Western astrologers don’t believe any such thing. Astrologer Richard Tarnas says it well: Just as clocks tell time but don’t create it, the heavenly bodies show us the big picture but don’t cause it.”

Hello Reader!

I decided to share this as a form of introduction to astrology for you, just in case you had any misperceptions about what astrological influences are and how they work. I know you’re not a hard-nosed ‘sceptic’, or you wouldn’t be reading this. However, there are many kinds of deniers floating around these days, even within spiritual and metaphysical groups.  When was the last time you heard the quip “that’s not in my Reality”? Well my dear Reader, there is a bit of a disconnect in those kinds of statements.

After I read Rob’s post on Facebook, I responded with the following:

“The stars and planets DO emit invisible beams…radio waves and electromagnetic wave fronts. To say that the human body and psyche cannot be imprinted by these energies at birth and throughout a lifetime is as unhelpful as saying that the Sun has nothing to do with informing and influencing the biosphere of Earth, whereas without the Sun, the Earth would be a dead rock. Very grateful to Rob for this statement, but we astrologers need not apologize to the critics for anything. Any study of quantum physics should include astrology as a road map of Consciousness within our Solar System.” – Isaac George

From the time I began studying astrology 18 years ago, I have always viewed the influences that are produced by the planets, stars and other cosmological bodies to be just another part of the known electro-magnetic spectrum of light and sound waves. These celestial points in the deep reaches of our galaxy and this local Universe all have their own  radio wave ‘signature’.  Within our own Solar System, each planet sings its own song, and the Sun itself produces a massive electromagnetic symphony all the time, and every part of our biosphere and the Earth itself responds to all of it. Remember, the Earth also has its own song, a vibrational signature we have named the Schumann Frequency.  All of life here is bathed in this heady mix of visible and invisible spectrums of light, sound, and electromagnetic radiation and chemical compounds pretty much all of the time.  Even those claiming to have achieved enlightenment are as affected as any other human being, plant or animal. We are all influenced by the Universe, because we are the Universe.  Consciousness is acting upon Itself.  Don’t kid yourself.  If you are here on the planet, or anywhere inside the orbit of Pluto, you are experiencing this particular unfolding of Consciousness as expressed in the celestial language of Love. No one and nothing is exempt or sitting on the side-lines.

When our bodies are first exposed to the terrestrial atmosphere at birth, an imprinting of our fields and physical body occurs that is expressed as our birth or Natal chart. It doesn’t matter if the astrological system is Vedic (Hindu) or Tropical (Western). Other forms of divination serve to express this imprinting, from the I Ching, to throwing the bones or reading tea leaves.  The pattern of Consciousness is expressed in the wiring of our DNA.  In the metaphor of the Matrix movies, we are simultaneously in charge of our choices, and also subject to our destiny.  When we become completely aligned with our authentic Nature and Divine Blueprint, these seemingly external forces do not exert the same complete hold on us that they normally do. However, the trick is to flow with the Tao, and not to resist our destiny as well – the celestial ‘Plan’ that will lead us to wisdom and harmony.  That ‘Plan’ is now showing itself with a significant activation of Awareness in the collective unconscious of humanity, triggering a mass awakening of unprecedented scale. The Dec.21st, 2012 portal alignment was a big trigger to initiate and accelerate a process of the Ascension to a new evolutionary state of Being. The process I am writing about here preceeded that event and continues to gather momentum.

Welcome to the new normal.

The last square of Uranus and Pluto occurred last September 20th, almost exactly eight months ago. Since then we are becoming more and more collectively aware of the continuing breakdown of the old paradigm systems and the exposure of corruption at the highest levels of the planetary ‘game’.  Many of us are feeling the pull between fear and a vision of realizing a new world. Many are struggling to just survive and cope with economic dislocation, political upheavals and uncertainty, climate change, and being just plain depressed or hopeless of anything possibly getting any better. When Saturn entered the sign of Scorpio on October 5th, 2012, another major activation began, in which issues of child sexual abuse and abuse of power and position in general started to accelerate. Of course, all of this was occurring against the background of expectation surrounding the date of December 21st, 2012. Fingers were crossed…bets were being placed. What would happen, and what would reality begin to look like on or after this momentous shift of the ages?

Then the massacre at Newton, MA., USA happened…right before the magical date prophesied in the Mayan Long Count Calendar and the traditional celebrations of Christmas. The aftermath of the Newton shootings is one of confusion and obfuscation.  Was it a black op, designed to derail the upwelling of consciousness in anticipation of the major event of Dec.21st?  Or perhaps it was just another contorted example of America’s love affair with guns and violence.  Saturn in Scorpio can also be a metaphor involving  the death of the innocents (innocence) through violent means. Saturn’s mythological persona was well-known for his infanticide – the killing of one’s own progeny to maintain power and control.  Scorpio is co-ruled by Pluto, the ancient Lord of Death and Rebirth. If there is a Newtonian conspiracy, it is veiled by many layers of misinformation and disinformation…more Scorpionic secrecy, deception and manipulation.

While Uranus in Aries is the awakener, Pluto in Capricorn embodies conformity to and maintenance of the status quo…the ruling elite if you will.  The current power structure is very Saturnine and Capricornian (Saturn’s rules Cap).  Structure, hierarchy, tradition and a parental-type control are it’s attributes. Pluto also has that Scorpio signature, and we can see this played out in any form of sexual predation, casual violence, blood sacrifice and the like. I know this may sound and feel very disturbing and uncomfortable to read, but in order to transmute and heal the shadow within and without, we must first stop denying it and confront it. Treating this material as transpersonally as possible is usually the best approach as well.  However, some of us do like the titillation of going to horror movies and reading horror novels just to get our heart pumping.  The recent success of the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones” shows us a fantasy mirror of the old world in which power politics, patriarchal hierarchies, and unthinkable horrors of both human design and other-worldly nature collide. When governments say this is a time to impose ‘austerity’, it is an externalisation of Pluto in Capricorn, or more accurately, Pluto with Saturn. Saturn’s old Greek name is ‘Chronos’.  The whole point is to try to perpetuate the dynasty already in place.

Pluto went retrograde (click here for a treatise on retrograde planets) on April 12th, just three days before the Boston Marathon bombing. Ironically this date was also the 101st anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic, and is also Tax Filing Day in the United States.

Pluto retrograde is usually going to be even more intense than the direct motion. Pluto retrograde will be exerting more influence internally and psychologically. Things will bubble up from the unconscious, both individual and collective, that have been hidden for some time. With Pluto in Capricorn, this pressure may be experienced as a fear of change, or imagined fear of any kind, but certainly a fear of ‘not-being’ and especially of ‘not having’ and ‘there isn’t enough’.  With Pluto retrograde in the Sign of Capricorn, any unseen or unacknowledged fear of lack and not being supported will be amplified, while at the same time the temptation to look to our human structures of finance and government as a solution for our economic and physical security may become more pronounced, at least temporarily.  Conversely, some of us will interpret this energy as a call to question, investigate, uncover and expose malfeasance and corruption. I found it quite amusing to read that recently the tax collector in Britain, HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) was revealed through some leaked documents that significant tax breaks were given to major corporations based inside and outside the U.K.  After these revelations, which seem to be part of an on-going and systemic form of cronyism, an astonished press and an angry populace erupted across the headlines.  The amusing part is this sort of thing has been happening since time immemorial, and yet it is presented as being a recent phenomenon. Oh, I forgot to mention that the Scorpio-Pluto vibration also rules taxation.

To understand the deeper alchemy of Uranus in Aries, it may serve to have a little history of the mythology. Uranus and Saturn aren’t the best of chums. Saturn, as previously mentioned, was a jealous god, and ate all his offspring to prevent a rival from taking his throne.  Uranus was castrated by Saturn, and his genitals were tossed in the ocean (Neptune – Pisces). When Uranus’ semen connected with the oceans, Venus was born and rose from the sea.  But Venus was not the only goddess born from this violence. Other gods and goddesses were also created, and they eventually ganged up on Saturn and overthrew him. Neptune (and Chiron) are in the sign of Pisces as the drama between Uranus and Saturn (Capricorn) heats up.  The square on May 20th is round three, or the Third Initiation. (Chart below – downloadable version provided underneath image in .PDF format)

3rd Uranus-Pluto Square May 20th-21st 2013

Download PDF: 3rd Uranus-Pluto Square May 20th-21st 2013

Uranus is called ‘the father of archetypes’, and is naturally associated in modern astrology with the Sign of Aquarius.  Uranus is electrical, revolutionary and unpredictable…and can be the source of divine inspiration and genius. Considering the mythological history of Uranus (the ‘Sky God’), he is also the fomenter of revolution and change, and will sweep away the old to make way for the new. In this way Uranus’ function is similar to the role of Vishnu the Destroyer from the ancient Vedic scriptures.

Uranus entered the cardinal Fire sign of Aries on March 11th, 2011, just two hours after the massive undersea quake and tsunami that levelled coastal areas in Sendai Prefecture on the island of Honshu, Japan. Uranus was still in the sign of Pisces at the time of the earthquake. Pisces, ruled by Neptune, is the province of the oceans and undersea quakes. After Uranus ingressed into Aries, the reactors at the Tepco facility at Fukushima began to experience problems with their cooling systems. In very short order, a nuclear catastrophe that would rival Three Mile Island in the USA and Chernobyl in the former Soviet Union began to unfold. Although there was a square to Pluto at the time, it was not as exact as the two recent ones in 2012. Nonetheless, the archetypes of Pluto – plutonium, and Uranus – uranium were now fully manifested in the world’s awareness. Aries was now a nuclear fire, not a mythological one.

As I have previously recounted, I view the era of Uranus in Aries as one of awakening to our spiritual sovereignty and the beginnings of an evolutionary liberation from almost 10,000 years of virtual enslavement of the human species. It was after the great cataclysms of our distant past, which still reside in our collective genetic memory, that our species ingested a terror of separation, fear and death. Additionally, more evidence is surfacing that our genetic code is not coherent with its original design, which may point to genetic manipulation of the human genome sometime in our distant and forgotten past. These two events could be the main reason for our arriving at this planetary crises now.  The old gods will wane and fade away, but apparently not without a struggle.

Uranus seeks to bring in the new paradigm, even as Pluto reveals the true nature and scope of the Matrix of Saturnian control. Pluto is all about power…and politics is power, nothing more. Uranus exalts the individuation of the Soul, whereas Saturn seeks to level the playing field into a homogenous mass of conformity and obedience.  Saturn, or Time, will be defeated by the timelessness of Uranian consciousness.  It won’t be easy, or neat and clean, and we must be honest and practical in our preparations for the remaining Initiations. The regenerative work of Pluto will follow on, as will the continuing ingress of Neptune in Pisces, but that’s a story for another issue.

Uranus and Pluto will square each other three more times before the end of 2015. How this affects each of us personally depends on numerous factors. The remaining dates are:

November 1, 2013—Uranus at 9.25 Aries and Pluto at 9.25 Capricorn.
April 21, 2014—Uranus at 13.34 Aries and Pluto at 13.34 Capricorn.
March 17, 2015—Uranus at 15.18 Aries and Pluto at 15.18 Capricorn.

Anyone with any planets or angles (Ascendant, Descendent, Midheaven or I.C.) of  their natal chart between 8 and 16 degrees of the cardinal signs of Capricorn, Aries, Libra or Cancer are in the firing line. These folks will be the evolutionary vanguard that will espouse a renaissance of human nature out of the paradigm of fear, separation and neediness and into the awakening of our Source Consciousness aligned with the Earth Consciousness. Cooperation replaces competition. Communion with Nature replaces domination of the natural resources. Relationships based on the old models will be replaced by conscious partnering and novel and experimental forms of mutuality. The decentralizing of society will become an enlightened choice for those seeking to exit the consumer treadmill and popular culture and the ever-growing burdens of living ‘the modern life’.  Never has there been a time in human history in which the human mind and spirit has been so weighed down in laws, rules, regulations, statutes and systems of control.

The signs of the times are everywhere. The gloves are off, as the old power structures try to stave off the inevitable. The mountains of debt (Saturn) will never be repaid. Sometime this year or next there will be a shift in a new direction that will heal the damaged economy…or a new round of crises’ may precipitate the change quite dramatically and painfully. With Uranus, no one can predict anything with certainty, and with Uranus in Aries, the trials will be by sudden and by fire. The collective awakening of the Kundalini, the Divine Wisdom, is well underway.  Perhaps the Biblical interpretation of Uranus in Aries could be that ‘the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night.’ (Thessalonians 5:2)

Fukushima continues to smoulder away, and according to the sketchy reports I see from time to time, vast amounts of radioactive water are still being released into the Pacific, threatening marine life, raising background radiation levels, and altering the very crops we depend on for sustenance. The news blackout from Japan may be broken at the end of the Uranus-Pluto cycle, but probably only after there is enough public  revulsion at being kept in the dark about the rising statistical data on birth defects, mutating fish and crops, and other environmental anomalies.

Climate change continues to get weirder, with new warnings about ice loss at the poles, and increasing releases of methane from the Arctic oceans. The population is supposed to grow by 2 billion souls between now and 2050, while at the same time shifting weather patterns are reducing harvests and affecting drinking water supplies. We are truly living in interesting times. Two of the most interesting aspects of this cycle are the increasing possibility of a major Solar eruption reducing the artificial electrical grid to pile a junk, and the increasing awareness that this same artificial electromagnetic grid may be hazardous to human health.

As I write this, we here on Gaia are being irradiated with a huge wave of charged particles after three consecutive X-Class flares which erupted on the Sun in the evening of May 13th, and the early morning hours of May 14th. The third flare, an X3 burst, knocked out satellites temporarily and took down GPS networks.  Some folks notice the effects instantly. Like me, they are electro-sensitive enough to feel the impact psychically and physiologically. Recently, a new movie was announced that is taking a look at the possibility that our Sun is actually changing our consciousness and mutating our DNA. The two go hand-in-hand, and the Sun is a multi-dimensional transducer of light-encoded information that activates and sustains all sentient life. We are solar beings, and the Earth is the Mother of Form in response to the Solar Father of Consciousness.  Within the organic electromagnetic endowments there is a call to return to the resonant field of Love, to reawaken the immortal Blueprint that has laid dormant for aeons.  Only the coherent field of awakened hearts may avert the Apocalypse. The Sun/Son of God is calling to Her Children to awaken from the dream of duality. (Here is the link to this new film about the Sun: http://www.solar-revolution-movie.com/)

If you are one of those sensitive ones, and you are having difficulties with the Solar storms or the artificial EMF/EMR spectrum that we are constantly bombarded with through cell phone and WI-FI technology, computers, microwave communications, house electrical wiring and so forth, please take the time to investigate the causes and consequences of over-exposure.  A growing body of research is pointing to our technology as being partly responsible for a number of human health issues, and it may be involved with the demise of honeybee colonies.  If you would like more information about the findings and a list of precautions and solutions, please contact me directly…my details are at the end of this article.

In spite of the headlines, I remain positive. Not because I trust to science and technology, but because I trust in the process that arises from the Heart of Creation. Consciousness and Light dispels the darkness, and in the end Pluto, instead of being a harbinger of death, may actually be more the agent of regeneration that is so necessary for birthing a new Heaven on Earth.

In the first book of Lord of the Rings by J.R.R.Tolkien, the character of Gandalf is counselling Frodo regarding the Ring of Power, and Frodo’s task of destroying it. Frodo wishes that this had never fallen to him, and that the times of crisis and fear weren’t happening.

Frodo: “I wish none of this had happened.”

Gandalf: “So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

And so I encourage you, the Reader, to seek counsel within yourself, and share counsel with others…to listen to the Earth and commune with Her…to ask for what you want and need from the Benevolent Heart of Source, and then do what you have come to be and do. What we do with this time that we have been given is what really matters.

Blessings on your journey, and my the stars light your way.

Peace,
Isaac

I am available for counselling and healing sessions that utilize your human blueprint, or Birth Chart, so that you may become aware of and embody your Divine Blueprint. I also provide information and solutions in dealing with electro-stress.

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Graceful Surrender

Evie's Surrender - V for Vendetta

Evie’s Surrender – V for Vendetta

By Isaac George
Apr 28th, 2013

As I started my meditation the other morning I was having difficulty in focusing on my breath and moving past the inner noise of thoughts and the general haze of having just woken up.  As I slowly deepened my breathing I became aware of the tensions in my body, especially in my shoulders and neck. Noticing my burdens, and suddenly feeling a sense of responsibility for so much that I needed to do, wanted to do or hadn’t done, I realized that I had lately become quite strongly identified with not only my own personal processes, but also with the undercurrent of feelings of millions of other people on this planet at this time.  Suddenly I was in overwhelm… trapped and fearful.  Breathe again…more deeply this time.  I started to pray.

In my prayers I only asked to experience more wisdom, more guidance, deeper peace. I wanted more clarity about why I was here, and what I could do to serve. Still, the feeling of overwhelm persisted. Breathing again deeply, I just stopped verbalizing and waited.  Finally, I found I could follow my breaths and relax a bit more. Sensing some kind of pressure growing inside, I remained with my breath. Then, I had a remembrance of an affirmation that I’d read a long time ago in a book by Florence Scovel Shinn.  Softly I mouthed the words…”I now release all of my burdens to the Christ within me, and I walk away unencumbered and free.”  Instantly I felt the presence of Love from within and without, filling me with a profound reassurance and acceptance.  I then sensed more than heard a quiet voice say “It’s okay to ask for what you need Isaac.”  A few tears escaped as I realized how much I am cared for by this profound and loving Presence.  I had to give up my defensive position and demands for guidance and wisdom before I could receive a larger blessing.   A few moments later the quiet voice reminded me to forgive myself for all of my perceptions of failures, mistakes or missed opportunties in my past.  This was a bit more difficult, but I eventually surrendered the judgments and regrets I’d been holding on to or felt shame about.  The rest of that morning was transformed by Grace into more energy, more enthusiasm, and a willingness to share more from my heart.  For a time, my worries, concerns and preoccupations were quieted.

Only a few days have elapsed since this gentle reminder, and already I am noticing how I am returning to some of most basic wisdoms and practices that I embraced in the years following my spiritual wake-up call in 1994. I’ve complicated my life in too many ways, especially in the spiritual sense. Just a few days before this epiphany happened, I had been with my chiropractor. I went seeking relief from a locked-up muscle underneath the right shoulder. What I ended up going through were some core issues around fear, anxiety, insecurities and grief that was the ulterior cause for the pain and constriction. My chiropractor is a multi-faceted guy, very intuitive and also an energy healer. The session revealed to me how much I am impacted by the world’s dramas, as well as the various electromagnetic and geopathic stresses the planet is undergoing.  This wasn’t news to me.

Ever since the years 1999-2000, I’ve been extremely sensitive to Solar storms, major astrological transits and geomagnetic activity, and I’ve also become very aware of tuning in to the emotional content of events before they happen.  I feel like a tuning fork, resonating to sounds I don’t hear physically.  Once, while I was staying at an eco-lodge on the slopes of Mt. Shasta in northern California I woke up in the middle of the night to discover I’d been crying in my sleep…and didn’t understand why. This happened at 3am both times. Two days later September 11th, 2001 happened.  Similar emotional-energetic episodes have preceded every major event since then, especially the ones caused by humans.  Prior to the bombings in Boston this past April 15th I also felt anxiety and deep cathartic grief and tension in my body from an unknown cause.  All of this only serves as a reminder to me that as we move more and more into universal awareness; it all becomes more personal as well.  My chiropractor kindly reminded me that there is an epidemic of fear, grief and anxiety rippling through the collective consciousness of humanity, and that no one is immune to this. He reminded me to balance my sensitivity with a solid set of practices and intentions that are simple and effective.  Taking walks and having sea salt baths, engaging in simple meditation and grounding or ‘earthing’. Good food, rest and staying open to my experience.  Cuddles…lots of cuddles and snuggles with humans and pets. Simple…so simple.

Others that I have interacted with, or from stories that filter through to me, are mirroring many of the same types of experiences.  Many people are responding to the stresses in different ways. Some can’t stand to be on a computer very long, or suddenly detest their cell phone.  It’s as if the chaotic emotions from all over the world are collected and amplified through the Internet and artificial electronic grid.  Ours mind don’t come equipped with firewalls, and we immersed into the morphogenetic field of consensus reality like never before in human history.  The internet is the ‘innernet’ of our minds and our physical neurological network externalized.  This is the basis of telepathy and human empathic awareness.  Some easy reminders for disengaging from our beloved gadgets is to take breaks from them, little and often, and do some stretches, spray yourself with an aromatherapy spray, get your feet out on to the lawn or in some sand.  Obtain some kind of EMF protection for your cell or mobile phone, laptop, WIFI router, etc. , and reduce or eliminate watching television network news and mainstream entertainment programming.  We are all responsible for our own energy and attitudes, but we are irresponsible when we think we have to attempt to do this all alone.

Have we become so suspicious of authentic surrender in the spiritual sense, that we have equated it as a giving away of power to an outside authority?  Only if we still are still hypnotized by our habituated belief of a Divinity that only resides ‘out there’ somewhere.   It is essential to remember that fear or mistrust cuts us off from others. There is a growing awareness of our inherent ‘oneness’. Therefore, we must act in that manner, and reach out to others – to give and receive mutual support, intimacy, closeness, sharing and encouragement.  When we are vulnerable and emotionally open with others, we feel ‘seen’ and we really see others with new eyes.  Instead of reinforcing our wounds and recycling our stories, our mutuality creates a ground of safety where we can touch each other in a space of sacred intimacy.

Therefore, allow for Life (God, Source, Spirit, Love) to provide for you.  Asking for what we need or desire is not a sign of weakness or disempowering.  It is the gateway to allowing the Universal Mind assist us in the highest way possible.

When we are able to surrender our strategies, our agendas, our fears and hopes to the Teacher within, then we enter into Grace. To become impatient is to be grasping. To open your hand in gratitude, and receive that which is freely given empowers us to give freely to others.  Life orders our journey again…doors can open, hearts can heal.  Trust is not easy in a world preoccupied with a desire for gain, and the fear of loss.  To trust in the highest within us is the beginning of joy and peace.  No matter what is going on in the world right now, you have a choice – control or surrender.  Choose wisely. Choose Life. Choose to let go into trust.

Much peace,

Isaac

The Shame Virus

free of shame

By Isaac George
April 14th, 2013

Since Easter weekend I have had an unexpected interest in investigating the sources and manifestations of one of the most debilitating of all human experiences – shame.  All such queries usually start for me when I spot some news article online, or catch some behavior in another human being. However, this time the trigger was a book I was impelled to pick up and reread.  The book in question is not important at the moment, but I will list the title and author’s name at the end of this blog. It was the power of how it agitated me to look deeply inside of myself which was quite amazing and cathartic.

There are many themes or ‘a-ha’s!’ cropping up within and around me these days, like the facts around heart-based awareness, and how a reawakened focus within the heart can reconnect us deeply into the Earth Consciousness and our Soul awareness, and through that portal we can access any point in ourselves and Creation.  As the author Niamh Clune stated in her book The Coming of the Feminine Christ’, “Only the awakened heart can avert the apocalypse.”

My personal revelations on this issue is the quality of personal courage (heart), and how it seems that most modern Western men are seemingly far removed from their warrior aspect.  This results in an epidemic increase in the opposite quality – unquestioning compliance with external authorities or structures.  When I mean ‘warrior’, I am not referring to soldiers or mercenaries.  I am instead referring to an aspect of the Divine Masculine, which possesses the attributes of one who courageously confronts injustice.  Part of this quality is includes the roles of protector and sustainer, as well as standing deeply within one’s own integrity in order to be fully responsible and responsive.  With all the emphasis on the return of the Divine Feminine, it is becoming increasingly important to recognize that a balance must be struck between the two genders as our species and the planet transition out of the old order, an order that survives through the use of shame, guilt and worse to maintain power.

For there to be an authentic return to innocence, men will have to reclaim their true maleness, and embrace courage with compassion, strength with sensitivity,  and protectiveness that doesn’t smother the feminine…but exalts it.  Action combined with vision and heart can avert the apocalypse.  Speaking truth to power that has been corrupted will not come from a monkish or emasculated consciousness.  As Osho wrote in “Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously” we may be the last generations of humanity that is able to rebel.  The symbols of covert oppression are everywhere.  Take the simple necktie for instance, that symbol of the business world that has become the almost universally identified with the corporate uniform.  This simple piece of cloth is a symbol of slavery, or subjugation that has its origins in ancient times when conquering armies led captives back to their homelands. The iron or wood collar was the unmistakable brand of the slave, and was usually found at the end of a length of rope or chain. The shame of slavery, especially if the captive was a warrior, was a powerful and oppressive tool to keep the larger populations in line. The necktie simply says “we own you…don’t step out of line.”

The temptation of compliance is to relinquish self-autonomy, while being hypnotized into believing that you still have free choice.  When you comply, you allow others to decide for you, to be responsible for your choices and experience.  This is a conditioned pattern within the human psyche, and has lead to all manner of cruelty, violence, coercion, lack of empathy and compassion, and pure indifference to the suffering of others.  Courage never looks for the easy way out of something.  Compliance always ends up in the slippery slope to oblivion. “I was only following orders” has become the historical excuse for untold numbers of murders, massacres and injustice.

However, compliance is only one of the possible behaviors that arise from the deeper disease, which is shame.  When we feel shame, it is one of the lowest emotional and vibratory states we can know while in human embodiment.  Shame can be self-generated and self-directed, or arrive from outside of ourselves via parents, teachers, friends, political or military authorities.  At the top of the pyramid is the strongest source of shame, which originates from religions. However, religion only relates the possible causes for shame, and then violently reinforces it. “You were born into sin!” they crow, and with each repetition the nails are driven deeper into the hands and feet of the faithful.

Upon closer examination, each religion or ordered faith has its own version of the source of this condition, the reason we all need to blush and then grovel in the dirt. This sets up a process that is only to simple to spot in the known history of our species.  If you do not conform, you will be cast out, exiled, or made to feel as if you have no value and don’t even deserve to exist. The pain of this and its power to break the human heart is incalculable, and it was designed to be so.

I don’t feel that shame is a part of our natural persona.  Guilt is it’s sister, despair and despondence it’s cousins.  Shame runs through so much of the human personality disorder that it is difficult to detect most of the time.  The Book of Genesis in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible (which is also in the Jewish Talmud) may offer some clues. I haven’t read the opening verses of The Koran to see if it has parallels to these books, but as Islam is also a descendent of the Abrahamic monotheism, I’d be surprised if it didn’t.  I won’t reproduce the full text from Genesis, Chapter 3, but you can view it here.

Genesis, Chapter 3, verse 8:

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”

10. He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

11. And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

12. The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”

13. Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”

The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

14. So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all livestock  and all wild animals!  You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.”

In their book “Worldbridger”, Juliet and Jiva Carter describe the ‘Lord’ in this dialog as a genetic manipulator of alien origin, not the Source of Infinite Love and Grace that created us or the Earth.  They postulate that since almost 97% of our genetic code is dormant it must have been altered or spliced at some distant point in our past that we’ve forgotten…or was it deliberately hidden?  This take on the causes of shame goes a long way to explain the neurotic and schizophrenic tendencies in the human psyche.  Our genetic software may be comprised by an alien code that is rooted in fear, survival, domination and enslavement of others.  The best strategy in this case appears to be “give the slave race a complex surrounding its origins, and make the estrangement from it’s Divine Parentage seem to be real.” The curse at the end of Verse 14 is especially designed to evoke shame and guilt. After thousands of years of repetition and reinforcement, we have come to accept this insanity of a dual state of being as normal!  The genius of it is, we have also swallowed the lie, cleverly implied in religious interpretation, that our identity as sexual beings is what caused the Lord’s wrath.  This behavior is not representative of a loving Creator, but the ranting of a jealous and imperious overlord.  It is now a well-recognised scientific fact that there is at least 6% of the human population that is missing a part of their genetic code that makes it possible to feel empathy. Could this be a clue to our genetic and behavioral distortion?

Other studies seem to indicate that of this 6%, most tend to gravitate towards attaining positions of power and authority in ruthless and subversive ways, while projecting an outward persona of normal, rational human behavior. This may be the face of the pyschopath that is ensconced in the 1% who are in running the planet. By relating this information I am not implying that everyone in positions of power in politics, business or religion are psychopaths. However, all one has to do is to observe the fruits of their actions when compared to their words and projected image to understand who is who. Since this branch of neuroscience is in its infancy, I would not necessarily preach it as gospel just yet.

[Sources: http://www.sott.net/article/246086-Is-the-Root-of-Evil-the-Psychopathic-Mind and http://human-nature.com/nibbs/01/psychopathy.html]

Shame, and the conformity and false humility that it engenders, may be one of the most important issues that we will have to deal with.  Some might argue that shame is a necessary check that informs us when we have committed an offense against another.  When we realize that we have done something that has harmed someone else, and we have even an ounce of empathy, we know that our words or actions have caused hurt or misunderstanding.  In the movie “K-PAX” starring Kevin Spacey, the main character Prot said, “everyone in the Universe knows the difference between right and wrong.”

What is implied here is that we all know when we’ve crossed the line, and our internal nature informs us that we need to correct ourselves and utilize forgiveness as a tool to dissolve wounds between us and others.  Regret for one’s unkind actions can open the heart and begin the healing process.  When there is no healing process, or misunderstandings healed, then shame can turn into melancholy, rapidly followed by self-loathing and, in extreme cases, self-destruction.  Sometimes people who have had terrible injustices happen to them, like rape or imprisonment and torture for their ethnicity, religion, gender, or political beliefs, can feel that somehow there must be something basically wrong with them to have had such experiences.  Too often suicide seems to be the only way out of the pain of shame.

Recently, some societies have resorted to publicly naming and shaming individuals, like child molesters, hoping that this will correct unacceptable behaviors. Statistically, it does nothing to discourage other predators, and all that is accomplished is that a perpetrator is now turned into another victim, usually for the second time in their life. This is shame used as a weapon, with ‘good’ people standing in as the ultimate judge, jury and executioner. The person who was violated and also the person who committed the violation can only be healed through love, not be driving the traumas of both deeper into their psyches.

When a computer is infected with a virus, we employ a specialist or install a specially-designed program that hunts down and quarantines the troublesome bug, and then delete it later. When a human body contracts a virus, we ride it out while attempting to make our biology an inhospitable environment for the virus to exist in.  We can eat chicken soup, or take vitamin C and other folk or traditional remedies to combat the invader that makes us feel so rotten.  What do you do to remove a psychic and subconscious virus?  Sometimes, the diagnosis is tricky, but the solutions can sometimes be quite simple.  In the case of shame, however, it takes a bit more than what is typically offered through psychological methods, or with energy healing.

The realm of quantum mechanics can go quite deeply into how things work with consciousness and matter, but so far has been unable to explain the why  of how it all works.  Since there is a unified field, and since DNA is the common denominator within our biological makeup, then there very well may be a ‘virtual’ DNA as well, that exists in our subtle bodies and transcends any genetic damage done either through mutations from natural causes, or from deliberate manipulation. Accessing and reactivating our multidimensional codes may simply be down to the right combination of light, geometry and sound.  The increasing interest in sound healing, especially non-specific forms like improvisational music created through toning and the use of crystal or metal singing bowls, can invoke specific resonances that help us remember our true natures beyond language. Music is a bridge between the Cosmos and the Earth, and the shamans have known it for millennia.  Likewise there is a growing interest in sacred geometry, both as an art form and also as a map of creation and consciousness.  Grounding into the Earth is also a route to re-orienting our biological electro-magnetic resonance.

Solutions:

The shame virus can be temporarily negated through the power of deliberate language. Affirmations consciously directed are quite powerful in a variety of situations.  It is important to recognize that the power of the spoken word also may awaken the subconscious conditioned pattern of ‘not good enough’.  Simply saying ‘I deserve this or that…’ may evoke a counter-response of through the ‘voice in my head’ of “No, you don’t.”  This can set up an inner conflict that has no clear winner.  Affirmations alone are usually not very effective in the long run.

Here are a few suggestions  to identify, reduce, and in some cases eliminate, the ‘shame virus’ –

Shadow Work:
This is a very broad topic with many paths and systems.  Shamanic traditions are much stronger in this regard, and perhaps explains the increasing interest in plant pharmacology and indigenous ceremonial methods to release false personas, embrace and integrate shadow aspects, and recall projections of the psyche, otherwise known as ‘soul retrieval.’  One excellent book on the subject is “Embrace of the Daimon” by Sandra Lee Dennis.

Creative Anger:
I’ve just begun to explore this as a method for getting in touch with those parts of ourselves that we consider to be unacceptable, and how and why we judge those parts so.  Try thinking back to when someone said ‘shame on you’ for touching yourself (and enjoying it), or for doing what you wanted to do with your life, rather than pleasing someone else.  If you decide to dump the shame stigma you’ve ‘eaten’ and made a part of yourself, then you might feel pretty angry.  This requires creative approaches, but punching a pillow while screaming, or using a plastic baseball bat on a dead tree stump might just be your cup of tea. Gestalt therapy and primal screaming might be something to explore. Drumming circles?

Improvisational Dance:
Dancing is one way to move and express trapped energy.  Explore experimental dance styles, like 5 Rhythms Dance by Gabriele Roth.

Breathwork:
Loads of choices here.  Deep breathing will usually bring up many repressed feelings. Choose from Holotropic, Shamanic, or yogic techniques like the Cobra or Fire Breath. Please do these with proper supervision and support.

Earthing:
Connecting your biological self to the earth, to Gaia, is a revolutionary act against the technologically-based dominator culture. Get your feet onto wet grassy or sandy soil. Walk barefoot on the beach. Get an Earthing pad or wristband, so you can remain connected to the natural magnetic and telluric earth envelope while working on computers.  Investigate and acquire some simple protection for shielding your body from cell phones, mobile and digital phones, WIFI, computers and routers and microwave stations.  Click here for more information on Earthing, and here for information on Earthing devices.  To learn more about effective protection against electrosmog and EMF radiation, please email me at archariel@hotmail.com, as I am still in the process of setting up the products on the Store page at www.isaacgeorge.com.

One thing that I strongly recommend is to drop all perceptions of the experience of shame, or any other negative emotional state, as being part of another body or psychic state, thereby placing it outside of yourself.  Even though shame is a form of false humility, and is by its very nature an illusion that is incompatible with your true and original innocence, it is not something you are carting around like a piece of luggage that you are trying to get rid of.  In order to take full responsibility for your being, and your experience, it will be more helpful to abandon the notions of separateness and cultivate wholeness in yourself.  Cultivating sovereignty is an on-going process and discipline, not a switch that the Universe flips on or off for you.  Allowing yourself to take risks with the full knowledge that you will also make mistakes removes a tremendous amount of self-induced pressure on you to be perfect so that you can avoid the experience of shame.

Which brings this sharing to the ultimate shame bubble…the programmed belief in almost all human beings that we wouldn’t be here, would not be ‘trapped’ in matter and physicality, if we had only behaved right and not upset God, Creator, or whomever.  In spite of all the spiritual books and workshops that illumine us to the possibility that Source Consciousness is benevolent and has created infinite beings out of Itself in order to experience Itself, the power of the old lie to occasionally set us back into the old fears and subconscious language of ‘just not good enough’, or ‘there isn’t enough…love, light, abundance, or Life ‘ is still there in the human condition.  We no longer have to kneel in shame any longer. We are children of the Benevolent Heart of Creation, and innocence is our natural state of consciousness. Love is who you are. There is only one Love, one Truth, and it is your Love, your Truth.

When you extend your love, your truth to others, and employ forgiveness and understanding, their shame is converted into healing, and even the blind will be able to see again, and the lame will rise up and walk.

When we stand up from the impulse of love and take action on the behalf of a better world, we truly announce who we are without shame. We return to our authenticity, and we are sane again.

“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious don’t live at all.” – Courtney Allison Moulton

Arise!

Peace,
Isaac

“Secrets of The Passion”

Christ_Consciousness__46661_zoomBy Isaac George
March 29th, 2013

This Easter weekend is a very interesting time for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the unusual planetary alignments that are taking place. It has been less than a fortnight since a tiny island nation [Cyprus] was turned into a nation of serfs, a new Pope was installed in Rome, and Obama made his first visited Israel as President of the United States.  April Fool’s Day looms very significantly just over the horizon.  Perhaps there is a message in that too.  No matter what is in the headlines, they are sure to obscure the underlying truths of our times.

The main event, astrologically speaking, remains in the realm of the unpredictable – Uranus in Aries. Joined this week by the Sun, Venus and Mars, the pot is being well-stirred.  There are many major and minor points I could pursue in this realm alone, but that is not the intent of this Easter message.

Many years ago, during my second spiritual activation in my early 20’s, I was an avid student of the Edgar Cayce materials.  Cayce did over 5,000 Life Readings over the course of three decades, and the story and teachings of Jesus was at the core of his work. While in trance, one of the oft repeated themes was “…only in Christ do all extremes meet.”  I spent two years in Virginia Beach, VA., investigating the massive catalogue of channeled material that Cayce left for posterity, while at the same time I also immersed myself in other mystical traditions, such as the Rosicrucians, the Kabbalah, Tibetan Buddhism and esoteric Christianity.

One of the most controversial set of discourses Cayce did was centered on The Book of Revelation by St. John the Beloved. This last book of the contemporary Christian Bible has always troubled theologians and novices, because of its wild and sometimes incomprehensible imagery, and the predictions of a final apocalypse between good and evil.

In a medical reading for a patient, a doctor asked for more information about how to treat the patient’s troublesome thyroid condition. Cayce recommended he study Revelations, if he were to gain a full understanding of the human energy system and the endocrine glands of the human body. The doctor was intrigued, and over a period of months the doctor got what he wanted and much more. The Book of Revelation was a diary of St. John’s transfiguration into Christ Consciousness, not a predictive warning about the End of the World.  Every symbol and verse described the process of purification and illumination of John’s physical, mental, and spiritual identities.  Since the publication of this analysis by Cayce, some within the Association of Research and Enlightenment (the foundation formed to continue studying the Cayce materials) have thought that Revelations had a personal and planetary relevance, based on the law of correspondence;  ‘as above, so below’.

The Book of Revelation is happening on global and personal scale at this time, and this process of purification and illumination is gathering speed and intensity.  It is not happening in the way that Christian Fundamentalists have interpreted the verses, in a literal manner without any acknowledgment of allegorical or symbolic meaning.  It is happening through an infusion of Consciousness via galactic and solar energies.  This heralds a direct awakening of Spirit in matter, activating the shadow for purification, and instilling the Christ Consciousness directly into the very subatomic structures of our bodies, Mother Earth and the Cosmos.  Light and sound, originating from the Heart of the Cosmos, is igniting the kundalini fire.

The third square between Pluto and Uranus will arrive on May 20th, exactly two months after the Spring Equinox.  Pluto will be retrograde and Uranus direct – the world’s powers will be weakened, while the power of the individual will be exalted.  As more and more individuals resurrect the Divine Codes of Creation within their bodies, then the individuation of The Sacred Heart of Life in the form organic Light will activate all.  This will not necessarily be a consistently blissful experience, and like the crucifixion-resurrection process described in the Gospels, it could be a Dark Night of the Soul passage before the dawn arrives.

Which brings me to the Secret of The Passion.

One of the tenets of orthodox and fundamentalist Christians is that Jesus’ crucifixion was to cleanse sin from all humanity. Part of this is supported by passages from the Old Testament, which over the centuries was expanded upon by the Catholic interpretations and dogma.  The overwhelming precedent of this doctrine had to do with the nature of the Crucifixion and Resurrection, and that through this ordeal, the Christ Spirit actually took on the sins of the world during the Good Friday Passion, and then redeemed it through the Resurrection on the morning of the third day (Sunday).  I won’t go into all the biblical references here, and encourage the reader to research it, if desired.

As interesting as the interpretation of the Book of Revelations was through the Superconscious perspective of Edgar Cayce, the metaphysical description of the reasons and process of the Crucifixion and Resurrection far surpassed it.  From many disparate readings there emerges a pattern of information that describes the symbolic, physical and metaphysical reasons for Jesus’ choosing of this way of At-one-ment. Indeed, He must have chosen it, as there were plenty of chances to leave Jerusalem and escape to some remote part of Judea.

Ever since the time of the ‘Fall’, which was a condition of unconsciousness and forgetfulness that was induced upon humanity by an extra-terrestrial influence that occurred over a lengthy time frame beginning 256,000 years ago and leading up to and including the ancient civilizations of Sumeria and Egypt, human beings have experienced an acute sense of separateness from the spiritual dimensions and the greater Cosmos.  Somewhere along the way , the human genetic code was altered and manipulated…fear and death entered into the collective and individual experience.  Modern genetics used to call the 97% of our inactive DNA ‘junk’. Now they just call it dormant…and no one knows why it is in such a state. But, I digress…

Many of the archetypes in our history relate to stories of fallen beings, such as Lucifer and Satan, along with references to snakes and reptilian humanoids. Some may stem directly from our racial memories of reptoid geneticists that influenced the earliest human beings.  Perhaps the Sumerian tablets aren’t allegorical at all. In the past two years, I’ve correlated enough information from my own intuition and other sources, such as the shamanic traditions of indigenous cultures, that these ‘outsiders’ created an alternate reality for humankind that was not part of our original divine design or intent. That we agreed to such an interference is another story altogether, but when laid side-by-side with Cayce’s information that ‘Adam’, the first self-conscious homo sapiens, knew that he would become the man who would embody the Christ Spirit and redeem the planet and humanity at some future point, then a choice to ‘fall’ in order to rise above the conditions of suffering and death so prevalent in the world may have been by design.

Cayce describes the planetary psychic energy of 2,000 odd years ago as at a critical juncture in Earth’s evolution. There was so much accumulated negativity, that unless the living and aware Presence of Love of the Creator interrupted the timeline, then the fate of Earth and all humanity would be catastrophic and swift. The readings strongly indicated that there was no enforced action upon this situation…Spirit never interferes with free will.  Instead, the Readings describe that the intuition and devotion of the early Essenes over a 400-year period prepared the way for the embodiment of the Christ to become a possibility.

The actual crucifixion was described as an alchemical cleansing and reclamation of the planetary geometries and life force.  Blood carries more than nutrients, oxygen and genetic information…it is at core the manifestation in the physical realm of the Soul Forces.  The blood of Jesus, infused with the overlighting consciousness of The Christ (Atman, First Cause, Only Begotten Son), alchemically cleansed the Earth and the lower astral planes surrounding it of all misqualified thoughts and emotions. This process would not prevent future mistakes or negativity, but the intercession supposedly did halt the entropy that was already underway.  At the same time, as the spiritually-infused blood entered into the subatomic fabric of Earth, a spiritual quickening similar to the conception of a child occurred, ensuring that the Earth would survive the times we are in now. This has been a 2,000-year long pregnancy, and it is close to being full term now.

In the Cayce material, The Resurrection was described as both etheric and physical. The real body of the man Jesus was also quickened to a rate of vibration as to become non-corporeal…no longer visible in the visual electromagnetic spectrum.   On Easter morning, this conversion of matter from one state of energy into another was still on-going, as Jesus cautioned Magdalene, “…touch me not, for I have not yet ascended unto My Father.”  The mingling of two different rates of vibration may have altered the transfiguration process, necessitating Jesus to instruct Magdalene in this way.

The Jesus that appeared then to different groups of the disciples and to other individuals seemed to be sometimes very solid and physical, like when the Apostle Thomas could actually place his fingers into the holes in Jesus’ hands left from the nails, while at other times he seemed almost a phantom…appearing and disappearing with ease.

There are many other interesting threads of information, some possibly real and others merely allegorical, that describes in detail many subtle nuances of the drama that unfolded two millennia ago in little Palestine.  Whenever I read that Jesus was just another prophet or teacher, or that he probably never existed and is merely a composite of other, earlier myths and allegorical tales, then I come back to one salient point.  Why would anyone ever risk so much, including torture and violent death, to preach about something that never happened?  And yet, those persons who were definitely historically real and deemed to be closest to the Master did exactly that.  Whether the evidence is circumstantial can be debated forever.

My direct experience in this lifetime, ever since I was very young, is that the person of Jesus is, and was, as real as myself, and that he may have been the first human being to overcome the falsehood of physical death looms large for me.  One of the major components of ‘The Template’ ceremonies that I’ve participated in is that death was introduced via the manipulation of DNA, as was the condition of fear. Would we approach life in a physical experience differently if we knew in our heart of hearts that we were immortal?  Could we imagine what would be possible on this planet once the veil of denial about ourselves and our origins were completely known?  “These works shall ye do, and greater” is the reminder.  When the original Divine Blueprint is restored, and all DNA reactivated, this is the resurrection into our Original Innocence. Then, all things do become possible.

From the Cayce Readings: “I and my Father are one. Then they took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, many good works have I shown you from my Father; for which of these do you stone me? They answered him, saying, For a good work we stone you not; but for blasphemy; and because that you, being a man, make yourself God. Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law: I said ‘you are gods?” – John 10:30-34, Jesus quoting Psalm 82:6 to defend his teaching that God dwells within all human beings.  In essence, Cayce described the Christ Soul as the impelling force and core of truth behind all religions that teach that “God is One.”  Fortunately, religion is already obsolete, and will crumble in the light of direct realization of our being the ‘sons and daughters of The One.’

Also from the Readings: “…Jesus ‘became the first of those that overcame death in the body, enabling Him to so illuminate, to so revivify that body as to take it up again, even when those fluids of the body had been drained away by the nail holes in His hands and by the spear piercing His side.” [I’ve attempted to locate the reference number of the Reading that this comes from, but without success. It is reprinted in Jeffrey First’s book “Edgar Cayce’s Story of Jesus]

As the revelations in the field of quantum physics unfolds, and begins to substantiate the holographic nature of what we loosely call ‘reality’ we will be even more confronted by what we will see…our identity as a fractal of the Christ Consciousness, living in an individuated state within a physical embodiment and in an apparently physical Universe. We will also be able to access states of awareness and experiences far beyond anything we would have allowed ourselves to envision even 10 years ago. This will possible only if we rediscover the Christ in us, that courageous heart in which all extremes meet.

If we are to represent the Second Coming, then we must abandon hope of it. That is to say, we choose the silent power of the Heart in order to dissolve the version of the world as we have been told it is, instead of ‘hoping’ for becoming something better in the future.  Christ Consciousness  is not meek, but vital…courageous and compassionate, stillness and action…peaceful and passionate…gentle, yet fierce.  Fierce love, unafraid and deliberate. We only limit ourselves, or give permission to others to limit us.

The Easter archetype is one of rising up, from what seems to be sorrow and death, but enters into Light and Joy. The Secret of The Passion, is that we are life without boundaries, without limits. To live this passionately is not the way of the world.  If we follow in the footsteps of the Christ within, the world will not praise us or support us, because it does not understand that the only law worth obeying is in the core of our Divine Heart. That is why the world has destroyed the previous messengers and perverted the messages.  It does so out of fear…fear of discovery, and fear of losing its control over the Earth.  In the day between the crucifixion and the Resurrection, Christ blazed a trail of Light through the realms of Death, beginning the process of planetary ascension/resurrection.  This is why it is inevitable that the old world must fade, in order for the new to appear.  New wine will burst old skins, and we are all shedding our skins these days.

As a final note, I want to share something that a good astrologer and friend, Dale O’Brien, recently sent out in his newsletter. Here’s the first paragraph, about a Mayan Elder, Don Alejandro, and a prediction he made in 1999 about this coming Easter Sunday.

“… prominent Mayan Elder Don Alejandro (“Wandering Wolf”) predicted that on March 31st of 2013 the Sun would be hidden for 60 to 70 hours. After this brief time of darkness, he said that we then enter the “period of the Fifth Sun.” “Wandering Wolf” relayed this message not to frighten nor to threaten, but to help us to understand perhaps the most significant part of our transition of consciousness into the New Era. Mayan elder Henbits Men repeated the same story and timeframe.  Some non-Mayans have repeated the same message. Variations of the time of darkness vary from as little as three hours to as much as three days (72 hours). I could find no recent updates or retractions on this subject. Relevant or not, March 31st of this year is also Easter Sunday. Some who have returned from a recent spiritual pilgrimage to Mayan sacred sites speak instead of March 21st 2013 as the time when “things related to the new era consciousness really start actively, actually happening.”

More about this topic can be found here:
http://2012talk.wordpress.com/tag/don-alejandro/

Read the original Dale O’Brien Newsletter:
Temporary Darkness and Visible Shift?”.

Whether anything this dramatic occurs remains to be seen. However, it is always a good idea to follow the sage advice to ‘be prepared for anything’.

In closing, I extend to you all the blessings of love, empowerment and sovereignty from my heart to yours.  May we all listen in the silence of our own hearts for the still, small voice of the Core of Creation, inspiring us to throw off all the chains and to be and do whatever it is we are gifted to share in assisting with the transfiguration and resurrection of ourselves, our fellow human beings, and the Earth. The darkness of the birthing canal is ending…and the Light is ready to welcome us into home.

Peace, be with you,
Isaac

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