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Dreaming the World

by Isaac George

November 26th, 2013

I travelled to London earlier this month to attend the Gateways of the Mind conference* on consciousness, lucid dreaming, shamanism and out-of-body experiences.  The line-up of presenters was impressive, and the venue was quite impressive as well. Up until mid-October I had actually not committed to going, and only some arm-twisting by the organizers at the 11th hour convinced me to actually attend. And boy, I am ever glad I did.

The whole adventure was transformed into a pilgrimage based on intuitive trust and timing. Once I had committed to going, everything I sought to employ for my needs fell into place almost without effort.  From being offered place to stay in a private home near the venue, and acquiring very inexpensive airline and ground transportation, I watched as everything else unfolded in a ‘just as needed’ fashion, I was treated to one of the most extraordinary shamanic – style sojourns of my life.  My very first experience of London was in 1973, and although I’ve visited there since that time, none of the ones previous to this one equalled the first time…and this one was quite magical.

Lest I turn this into some kind of shamanic travelogue, I’ll get to the main point. I found something even more profoundly touching than the mere symbols in the environment that I was in alignment with my soul’s deepest desire.  I experienced a rebirth, a reconnection to that part of my being that is the most lucid, and the most loving.  This experience reconnected me with the amazing and miraculous stuff from my kundalini awakening nineteen years ago. I experienced the extraordinary “wow” of becoming a channel, even as I was going through an intense healing process. I rediscovered what is was like to dance with it all which led me to a few moments of total lucidity that I can only be describe as ‘unity’ awareness…union with God while still remaining completely human.

I also reclaimed the childlike part of me that lived very close to Nature while growing up on a farm in my youth, and those times when as an adult in which I sought the solace I needed by hugging a tree, or watching the ocean’s waves, until the heart pains were washed away in the absolute wonder of it all. I began to understand the purpose of the wilderness that I’d been wandering in for the past 10 years, exploring and questioning many of the experiences I’d been through, acquiring and weighing new information, and trying to understand what direction my work and life needed to go in.  In other words…I’d been waiting for a sign of some kind…a moment of perception and clarity that would be completely compelling and unmistakable. I wanted another ‘calling’ to my soul, beckoning me into the next adventure.  And, even though I might fear letting go of the known, it is definitely the desire for freedom and authenticity that is giving me the courage to step into who I have always been.  I was totally Isaac and also ‘the everything.’  As Ariel kept saying over and over again through me for years, “…it’s a ‘both/and’ scenario, not and ‘either/or’ one!”  You don’t get it until you GET IT!  I get it now.

Since returning home last week, I am experiencing some essential deprogramming.  Many control programs, self-judgments, spiritual rules (and human ones!), acquired or force-fed beliefs and conditioned patterns are falling away.  Yes, this is painful at times, but when one of these layers is spotted, and the tears begin to flow, the ecstasy comes in to validate and heal on an ‘as needed and just in time’ basis, just like my London journey.  Other physical symptoms like dizziness and shaking happen, and then are replaced by a new sense of solidity. The most pronounced sensation is that of an open and curious heart…eager to love and to also just plain ‘be’.  Ariel called it “effortless efforting.” I like that…and it is a good reminder to approach the most challenging tasks with an attitude of playfulness, or at least complete attentiveness. The trick is to be deeply aware as much as possible without becoming transpersonal or detached from the moment.

So many of those I encounter, whether they be clients, fellow seekers, or just regular folks in my daily life, are looking for something unique, something that can lift the tension, anxiety, fear or sense of loneliness that seems to be their constant companion.  Sometimes it is lovely to read the accounts of some people who are seemingly so plugged into the flow of magic, and  that their lives are working so well. Unfortunately, we compare our experience with theirs, and think we’ve somehow not studied enough, cleared enough karma, gotten rid of enough ego, prayed enough, meditated enough, done enough yoga, altered our diet enough, or not attended the right workshops or read the right books, or found the right spiritual teacher, shaman or guru…yet. Endless, this self-improvement gig, isn’t it?  When does the striving stop? When we become finders instead of seekers?

Actually, this entire perspective of comparing our consciousness with others is just another adopted system that is controlling our minds, and preventing authentic experience from entering in naturally. It’s just that it seems so damn hard to not compare ourselves to someone else, or to a particular philosophy, spiritual or metaphysical system.  We want the Big Juice, the feel-good formula that all these things promise, but they only seem to deliver in short bursts or not at all.  I used to believe in “ascension or bust”, but not any longer. I can’t afford the cost, the toll it takes on my humanity and my soul.

Our thoughts are not a problem. We have been told our thoughts or the process of thinking is a spiritual problem which keeps us separate from God. Without our minds we would be unable to function in this world, and many of the skills we take for granted would be unavailable to us. Our minds are part of us.

Our bodies are not a problem. We’ve accepted how religions have demonized our bodies, creating shame, guilt and self-hatred and an impediment to spiritual growth. A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Our passions and feelings are not the problem.  Repression, sublimation or detaching from our deep feelings, desires and passion is a bigger problem that leads to distorted perceptions and behaviours.

Our ego is not our enemy. It is the vehicle through which Life discovers and expresses unique individuation as you, me, and everything else too.

Even certain negative emotions can bring us into awareness and action. Anger, frustration, lust, or even hatred, when experienced while remaining aware and grounded, may actually create solutions. For example, when your boundaries have been violated, anger can be the means to defend yourself. This doesn’t have to supersede your ability to love, or the perception of Love. By establishing healthy boundaries, you may actually call that an act of love…towards self and towards the one pushing your buttons.  None of these emotions can make you a hateful person, unless you become totally lost in it. Exploring our shadow side and loving it can integrate and empower you towards wholeness and appropriate action.

Even pleasure is not a problem. It is our yearning for touch that connects us to the manifested spiritual energy all around us…especially the miracle of our own bodies. There is infinite healing and tenderness when we caress the face of a lover, or stroke a beloved pet, or receive a foot rub, enjoy a favourite food, or indulge in sex without shame or reserve. Nature doesn’t blush. But our species has learned to do that through eons of hurt and shame… usually from religious or spiritual ‘authorities’. It is through touch that our hearts realize the reality of love, comfort and belonging in the manifest world.

Even as my heart and soul revel in this experience of opening and expansion, I am still aware that all is not harmonious or healthy on our planet, our Mother.  All that I’ve been exploring during the past ten years has not been made redundant in the light of my deeper knowing. If anything, now it is balanced and complementary. As Isaac, I am both/and a human and part of the great ocean of Spirit/Consciousness/God.  I am part of this Mother Earth, the Sun, the core of our Galaxy, while at the same time I am the Great Mystery. We are all that…and probably more. To not lose our sense of awe about the nature of existence while staying completely human is what Life is. We can either stay unconscious in our human experience, or we can awaken to our deeper nature without trying to isolate ourselves from our humanity.  Remember: Both/And. Not Either/Or.

There are people and forces in this world who are actively striving to prevent the mass awakening of Consciousness, this reconnection to the original human being, or as the Gnostics identified it – Anthropos. No matter how you might try to rationalize it, since the beginnings of the New Age movement and what I will term dis-identification with the world of human feelings and realities, the situation has grown progressively precarious and dangerous.  Anyone who looks around at what is happening today, right now, and calls it okay is in serious denial, or worse.  We cannot escape our responsibility to actually stand up for justice, fairness, and the rights of all living beings here, and to stand against the predatory and psychopathic behaviours that have manifested in our political, corporate, religious and social institutions. If we are to accept the challenge of these times, then we are all going to have to redefine our spiritual perceptions. Our survival, the survival of many species, and even the survival of Gaia(Earth) is hanging in the balance. That is exactly why we are here and in this Now.  Gaia has awakened, and we as Her children are awakening with her. This awakening is happening from the Galactic Core outward into the spiral arms, where we are.

One thing’s for sure, there isn’t going to be any rescue from space or from other dimensions. Recently the astrologer Tom Lescher made a quip worth sharing; “We’re descended masters!”  Turns the whole paradigm on its head, but I wouldn’t get too carried away with the idea. As one of my favourite authors, Tom Robbins, once wrote, “be your own UFO, rescue yourself.”  We demonstrate our true mastery by loving our wholeness.

What will the best that is in us do? What will become of us? What’s going to happen next? Frankly, even though I study astrology and prophecy, I just don’t know. That’s the best part…I don’t have a clue. If we really knew, would there even be an effort to get out of bed tomorrow morning?  That is also part of the awe I feel at this moment…it’s like approaching the first hill on a roller coaster. “Yikes” and “Yippee” all rolled into One!

What do you or I want next? Will this or that happen…or not happen? I…don’t…have…any…idea.  Maybe that’s okay. I can certainly desire and intend and will for my desires to become reality. This does work, but there’s also a better way that allows for the magic and miracles to flow into us and through us. It’s called trust. Desire to your heart’s content, then let go and see what happens with it. Another way to use will and intention without trying to bend material reality to your bidding is to play with lucid dreaming . I’m no expert on this, but there’s a wealth of knowledge already available to discover more about how this technique can strongly influence your daily experience in a positive way.

The bottom line is that the best in us is our humanity and what it connects us to. We’re warm and loving, a bit crazy and neurotic. We’re scared and we’re capable of amazing and courageous things. We are a pile of paradoxes…which is just as it should be, because that’s the way it is. We’d do well to stop resisting ourselves!

When we embrace all of ourselves, we begin to touch the most profound secrets of our deep Nature…the intangible thing that connects us all. We realize it when we love another for no other reason other than because we do…and there’s no explanation for it. We realize it when we spontaneously love our pets or children, Nature, or even our food and creature comforts. We enter into love whenever we cross the line and demand our freedom, or defend the right of another soul to be free. We are Love when we embrace and express the best in us.

That best is everything that you are, here and now.  For me, perhaps that’s just perfect.

With gratitude,
Isaac

For more information about Gateways of the Mind, click here.

Isaac offers spiritual coaching and astrological consultations via internationally.  He is also an authorized representative for Phi Harmonics EnergyDOTs, effective and proven protection from EMF radiation and geopathic stress.

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The Storm before the Calm

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October 27th, 2013

“The Storm before the Calm”
By Isaac George

Boo! Happy Halloween, Trick or Treat, and here we go again…

The Days of the Dead are approaching, otherwise known as All Hallows Eve or the ancient pagan holy-day of Samhain. Dressing up in costume has been a universal part of celebrating or observing the waning middle days of the autumn, halfway between the September Equinox and the Winter Solstice. In Mexico and most of Latin America, the costumes are homages to the dead and dearly departed. Skeletal and ghostly visages, tattered clothing is accompanied by feasting and celebrating the freedom of the dead. In North America and parts of Europe, there is a nod to the ancient ways when children and some adults dress up as spooks, vampires, werewolves, and other dreaded icons of superstition and the netherworlds.

However, for some time the masks have come represent popular (or unpopular) political figures, celebrities, cartoon characters or movie heroes. The mask that has become almost universal during the past few years is the visage of the movie and comic book character “V”, a persona which has been adopted by freedom movements globally as a symbol of resistance and revolution. The anniversary for the original anarchist that inspired the book and film “V for Vendetta” is based on also fast approaches…the 5th of November:  Guy Fawkes Day, which is celebrated only in the U.K.

We may be going to parties, playing dress up or applying makeup as a way to disguise our real face, but no matter whether we are young or old, the fun is found in becoming temporarily anonymous…secret, clandestine. Then, we may attempt to be or do what we dare not in ‘real’ life. We escape the familiar and drift into the macabre. The irony here is that in that we are most aware of how little anonymity we still retain in our super-technological surveillance and social networking culture. Perhaps Halloween is becoming one of the last opportunities we have to become anonymous on a temporary basis.

The astrological weather for the next month is mixed and volatile. “Expect the unexpected” is the motto for November, making prediction and prognosticating a risky proposition. So, on to the forecast and analysis.

Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio – October 21st

We’ve been under this influence for about a week now, and what makes this one Mercury Retro unusual is that it is in Scorpio, where Saturn is at the moment.  There have been a number of excellent posts and analysis about this transit already, so I’m not going to wax further on it, except to mention that it is occurring at the same time as a major tension point in early November, followed by a Solar Eclipse. This combination might cause some folks to feel quite frustrated in trying to get new projects moving forward, as the big outer planets Saturn, Uranus and Pluto command center stage. Mercury will retrograde towards Saturn, where they’ll meet at the 13th Degree of Scorpio on October 29th, just before the eve of the Days of the Dead (October 30th-November 1st).  Try not to get too impatient as these two have a conversation that hones in on Scorpionic themes: jealousy, having or keeping secrets – or the sudden revealing of secrets (“Hello Angela Merkel…you’ve been spied on for a decade!”) unrequited hopes, dreams, desires and passions, and revenge (ouch…that hurt!).  Part of Saturn in Scorpio is the restructuring and revealing of dirty little secrets, regardless if they are sexual, like the Jimmy Saville or Catholic paedophilia scandals. Or be they political, like the NSA and U.K. GCHQ spying scandals (along with the damage control around them). With Mercury retrograde, this is also an excellent time to dig deeply into one’s beliefs and acquired conditioning, especially as regards human intimate communications and relating, and also around one’s deeply held fears or feelings of inadequacy.  What is really yours, versus what you took on board from all the people or concepts you’ve been exposed to since birth?

The Main Event: 4th Uranus Square Pluto – November 1st

“Watch yourself. This place can be pretty rough.” – Obi Wan Kenobi, Star Wars Episode 4

As I’ve been observing what is showing up on many different newsfeeds over the past two weeks, I am getting that this date may loom larger in our memories than anticipated. It is another step up in intensity, preparing us for the next one in April 2014, which is ostensibly the peak of the what began in June of 2012. This time Uranus is retrograde in Aries, whereas Pluto is gaining forward momentum in Capricorn. Pluto is now wielding the advantage, and although there have been more significant blows to the old guard power structures that are held within the individual and collective psyche, this time period may manifest as a counterpunch to that, invoking an ‘Empire Strikes Back’ theme.

The first thing I watch is what’s happening in Nature, both terrestrial and celestial. Then, in no particular order, what’s happening in my energy fields, awareness, and especially my body.  Next up is what is playing out in the political, financial, and religious arenas, followed by whatever is trending on alternative websites (re: spiritual concepts, conspiracy, etc.) and social media. I always pay attention to what other astrologers are writing about too.

We all have our filters operating, and this is why Uranus is so fascinating to me energetically and archetypally. It always seems to trash our expectations and our perceptions. And even though Pluto’s persona as Death allows it to roam mostly undetected through human activity, it is the Trump card in all endeavors.  Uranus says “all things must change” and Pluto adds, “All things must pass.”  Interesting that Miley Cyrus is riding high on the popularity of a hit song entitled ‘Wrecking Ball’, as this perfectly expresses the tension between Uranus and Pluto at this time.

Because Uranus is the energy of surprise, I reiterate that whatever I may prognosticate here is subject to change without notice. Reader beware!  So, to illustrate the pattern, here are some items of interest to illustrate the upcoming showdown…number 4 in this gunslinger episode of a celestial ‘High Noon’

·         The U.S. budget – governmental shutdown over Obamacare (A.C.A. – Affordable Care Act)

·         Fox Host: ‘All Hell Could Break Loose’ On November 1st – DHS preparing for the worst case scenario. Food stamp rioting?

·         Meanwhile, earthquake rumours in California: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/oarfish-mystery-earthquake-rumours-over-beached-giant-snakelike-fish-in-california-8897016.html

·         Fukushima leaking more radiation into Pacific Ocean, and now has dodged three bullets – two typhoons and a magnitude 7.3 earthquake.

·         U.K. braces for worst storm since 1987.

·         The Sun is back in the news…Oct 25th, 2013

·         “Remember, remember the 5th of November”- Anonymous on the move: http://millionmaskmarch.org/

 “Let them wear jumpers” – Ed Daveys, U.K. Energy minister. Extraordinary rise in the cost of heating fuels in the U.K., while profits rise and rise at the ‘Big 6″ energy firms: http://www.theguardian.com/money/2013/oct/18/no-10-jumpers-fuel-bills

and http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/10/uk-sse-prices-idUKBRE99904O20131010

These are just a few examples of the many hot items in circulation in the last four weeks.

Essentially, since this transit began it has been mostly about awakening the majority of humanity that has been conditioned and repressed, but it is also unhinging some of the doors of belief in those of us that consider ourselves already with the program. For most human beings, there hasn’t seemed to be any other alternative than to get along in the system as best as one could, or resort to armed and violent resistance. Even those options are now dwindling, for resistance to change is not an option, and armed insurrection against heavily armed ruling elite won’t work either.

Since this transit occurs under the Mercury Retrograde, I feel that each one of us is being called to examine those beliefs that we have accepted about our being powerless to change anything, or that we even have a right to change anything or perhaps everything.  With Uranus also in retrograde motion, rash or sudden moves without examination of the consequences is probably to be discouraged. Uranus goes stationary direct on Dec.18th. Things may be very interesting this coming Christmas season, as from this point forward we will be more inclined to act rather than continue inner work or outer discussions.

Solar Eclipse – November 3rd

Nov 3 Solar Eclipse. This is one interesting chart. Uranus and Pluto are still in tight square. Saturn, Sun and Moon all conjunct around 11 degrees of Scorpio, with Mercury and the North Node not far behind at 7 degrees of Scorpio. There’s a Grand Trine between Mars in Virgo, Pluto in Capricorn, and the South Node in Taurus…and earthly focus.  Meanwhile Chiron is in an awkward relationship to the Mercury/North Node conjunction, trying to apply a healing and soothing balm to the situation, but not quite sure where to place the ointment.  Chiron also is in trine (easy flow) to the Sun-Moon Eclipse, and adds a patina of grace to the stresses invoked by eclipses. The ancients viewed solar eclipses as mostly bad news…and for good reason. Natural disasters are almost always a feature of eclipses, especially solar ones. The indigenous peoples thought that the Moon was stealing the life-giving powers of the Sun, and from a metaphysical perspective, this it pretty accurate. There is a potential here for violent reactions to calls for more change, liberty, freedom or justice. The powers in charge (Pluto in Capricorn) clamping down on the opposition (the 99%), or marginalizing action through intimidation, more taxes, hidden costs, or punitive fines and fees. Keep everyone in survivalist mode, and they’re easier to govern.

Rather than spin your wheels over the local, regional or world situation, cultivate a deeper awareness of your personal desires and see how they might actually contribute to altering the course of consciousness on a larger scale. Meditate locally, manifest locally and globally. Opting out of the system, in whatever way and in small chunks at a time, while at the same time cultivating the idea of shared or cooperative living arrangements, may be the next intuitive strategy. Smaller is better, mobility over static security. Yoga stretches for the mind, heart and soul, not just the body.

In summary, we are here living in these times to midwife this planet and our human brothers and sisters out of a no-win predicament. There is no such thing as infinite growth, at least economically or financially. Religions need to fall apart, even the New Age religion, if we are to free our dogmas up enough to receive the clarity we will require to move out of our self-destructive tendencies. As Gaia goes, so do we, so we are being asked to cultivate our symbiotic relationship with Nature and the planet more and more consciously. Starting with a sense of gratitude is an excellent practice to employ.

What a time to be alive!

Until the next update, journey well.

Peace,
Isaac

Isaac operates his counselling, intuitive mentoring and astrology sessions via phone, Skype and in-person in the south of Ireland.  He is also an authorized representative for Phi Harmonics EnergyDOTs, for protection from EMF radiation and geopathic stress.

Email: archariel@hotmail.com
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The Longest War on Earth

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Fall and Expulsion from The Garden – Michelangelo

September 21st, 2013

Excerpt from recent session with a male client…

“Funny how you never hear the word ‘misandry’ anymore. It’s the opposite of misogyny. I consider myself pretty educated, but I’d never heard of it before. To me, that just shows how lopsided the psychology [of men and women’s issues] has become. You see it [misogyny] in movies, social media, everywhere, and I’m not saying it doesn’t exist, but there’s a whole other side of the coin, and that couldn’t be going on unless there was somebody else hitting the ball back…you know, like a tennis match, right? That’s kind of crazy. I look at Facebook, social media and things like that and I have yet to see in all this New Age hyperbole flying around everywhere, any man taking a picture and posting it online and being referred to as a ‘god’.  Not every woman who rolls out of bed with bedhead and does a selfie in the mirror is a goddess, but there’s no guy out there who can stand up there on that platform with her.”

Over the past five months I’ve been going through a huge metamorphosis about women and relationships. It feels like every wound, every insecurity and every mistake or wrong thought, word or deed that related to the opposite gender was coming up in a grinding and relentless way. Grit and grace, as they say, but you don’t get the grace till the grit is through. When I published the blog “The Shame Virus” in mid – April, that should have been a tipoff.  However, that wouldn’t have prepared my personality for what has transpired later on, from just before my birthday in late June until a few days ago. In the past four or five weeks, I have had a considerable number of clients, friends reflect that they too were under these same pressures. And ever since September 11th-12th, an upwelling of anger, rage and frustration seems to have erupted through many women.

The main themes of these times are about power, autonomy, the feminine, the masculine, the physical, the spiritual, trust and withholding, fear and love.  For my own journey,  many of my former relationships began showing up like the ghosts of Christmas past…only the were represented in the present by other real people in the environment.  The memories were there too…raw and uncomfortable. Being strongly attracted to women, and putting them on pedestals for their beauty and perfection. Not being ‘good enough’ for this or that woman. Being rejected and betrayed by women, or in some cases, attacked (by women, and sometimes men) for what was perceived as part of me being ‘inappropriate’ (guess which part?).  Not always sure whether I could entrust my partner with my secrets, which I thought were probably too weird or shameful to disclose…like being attracted to other women whilst in the relationship, and not accepting that I just love women in general, and that I am naturally and instinctively more attuned to the feminine.  I wasn’t even sure if I could trust women…sensing that at any moment I would become old news.

In my late teens and beyond, girls and women came to me with their problems, confiding in me, telling me truths that they were afraid to share with their partners. I felt honoured to be there to support and comfort, and whatever I offered in the way of friendly advice was always appreciated.  However, some of  the stories I heard didn’t do much to soften my opinions about how my own gender (for the most part) treated the feminine pretty badly.

As a child, I just didn’t like competitive sports or the bullying and bravado that my male classmates were into. I loved to be in nature and spent most of my free time in solitude within its bosom, and so my love for the feminine grew very strong  from my earliest memory.  When I was older, I was a perfect gentleman, and opened the doors and paid for the dates. I respected and desired the feminine. I trusted in it implicitly. The only male energy I could really be around were the oddballs and outcasts – mostly comrades who were into music, drugs, Tibetan Buddhism, spiritualism and science fiction books. They were also questioning reality and looking for answers of either a spiritual or existential variety. The women I was attracted to were also artists or a bit outside ‘normal’ society.  To live on the borderlands was preferable to normal society. After all, Nixon was in office, and the Vietnam War raged on.

Over the next two and half decades, I searched for myself, my career path, and the ideal partner for the ideal marriage, or if not that, at least a superb live-in partner. Part of my idealism around women was that I felt strongly that once I found ‘the One’, then we would change the world together. Now here, on the other side of so many more changes and the dropping away of outworn patterns of belief, I see that who I was looking for was there inside of me.  Ever since the kundalini awakening in 1994, we’re still getting acquainted!   That profound and momentous spiritual emergence was partially precipitated by a powerful female, and when I looked backwards at my life path, I saw how pivotal the presence of women and the Divine Feminine was in my journey!  After that turning point, I re-membered my Tantric and Goddess connections from other lifetimes and embraced some of the New Age philosophies rampant at the time about the men should now serving to bring the Divine Feminine back into the world. The message was that it was this movement that would change the course of humanity and the Planet after the turn of the Millennium in 2000.

So, here we are, fully thirteen years later, and what a bumpy ride it’s been since the beginning of this century. I don’t need to provide a list of all that has transpired since then, but I do encourage you to look at yourself, and look around at this world, and ask yourself some very important questions…

Are happy with yourself?

Are you happy about men/women?

Are you happy about your own gender?

Are you happy in your relationship(s) / partnership(s)?

Are you fulfilled creatively?

Are you fulfilled sexually?

Do you see that the world has become fundamentally a better place since the advent of New Age/Neo-Tantric and New Thought philosophies?

Are you friendly with all of your emotions, or do you label some emotions as ‘bad’ or ‘dangerous’?

Is your spiritual path working for you?

Are you worried about the future?

Do you feel helpless or powerless to change any of the above?

This is just a short list, and you could probably add to it. The point of this is to develop a profound and honest practice of self-disclosure.  We are all susceptible to the self-delusory tendency to see ourselves and the world as we want them to be, not as it really is. I guarantee that in the beginning , you will not like what you find.

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From HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

So today, after a five month long ‘dark night of the Soul’ we are emerging into a new space. For me personally, it is a space filled with a new awareness about the genders and the gender wars. As the title of this essay suggests, the longest war on Earth has been between male and female. The fires of purification around the issues of power in the realm of human relationships, whether they be male-female, female-female, or male to male, are now burning brightly. This brightness is lighting the way for the emergence of the true sacred masculine.

Men everywhere are under pressure, and yet our focus seems to be continuously drawn to the sanctity and safety of women. The recent conviction and sentencing to death of four men in India for the brutal rape and killing of a young woman there is held up as ‘doing something’ about men’s disregard for respecting women and guaranteeing their safety.  There is only retribution, and no time spent trying to understand how and where these tragedies are birthed from.

Men are committing suicide in greater numbers than ever before every day, whether they be poor farmers in India or Africa, or U.S. and U.K. veterans from the ‘War on Terror’ being waged globally…not just in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Meanwhile, other men who run the banks and corporations, or lead from positions of political power, do nothing to stem the rise of environmental and financial terrorism against both men and women.  My partner is a Tantric therapist, and reports that many of her male clients mirror the feelings that my client expressed at the beginning of this essay. These men suffer from erectile dysfunction, low self-esteem, worry that they cannot please their wives, partners or lovers, drink too much , eat too much, smoke too much, and are chronic workaholics. And yet, when they want simple acknowledgment, pleasure and a reflection of compassion from women, they are given the impression that there still has not been enough atonement for all the crimes that their gender has perpetrated against women over the centuries. The guilt is killing men, and women’s shame around their sexual and emotional power is distorting their natural balance.

We portray our genders as either victim or victimizer. We completely mis-remember that we are both without gender when we are not ‘here’ in this human experience.  I am not saying that being gendered is unspiritual. That is of the domain of religions and power-mad gurus that tell you that sex and the human condition aren’t quite clean and perfect enough.  Our power to project our insecurities and judgments on each other should be a signal to us to examine what we are doing to harm each other, rather than to help each other…to deeply question what it is that causes this to happen over and over again…for thousands of years.  How did it ever come to this?

I cannot answer that question in a single essay. I only intend to bring awareness to how important it is to welcome the Sacred Masculine into the equation of Life. There is an agenda to disempower and suppress the power of the fully-healed and emancipated man.  Men are expected to be as rich as Donald Trump, as good looking as George Clooney or Thor, be as smart and as witty as Jon Stewart , be a lovable clown like Steve Carell, and also be the perfect Tantric lover who has unlimited stamina while remaining emotionally present and gentle.  Expectations are running a bit high, and are a bit lacking in reciprocity. Somehow, we all are looking to get something from each other, and have a damned difficult time in allowing ourselves to receive from each other. Unconditional Love is not something we ‘do’…it is the allowing of receiving to happen, as much as the giving to be welcomed. There is no opposite to Love without Conditions…or else it isn’t Love at all.

Yes, the masculine is under pressure in many other ways. Sperm counts are falling like rocks out of the sky while prostate cancer, heart disease, and sexual dysfunction are on the rise. Most men are addicted to sports events as an acceptable outlet for male aggression, while fuelling it with unhealthy foods and alcohol.  Numbed out by 200 channels of television, endless false image brainwashing through media, trainloads of testosterone – destroying chemicals in the food, food packaging and water, and the male hormone disruption about by the growing and increasingly intense EMF radiation threat, they either have willingly or unwittingly come to believe that they don’t have any right or ability to stand up for themselves, or to challenge the corrupt power structures masquerading as legitimate authority that seeks to confound and disempower both genders.  We are told repeatedly, even by our New Age ‘masters’, “accept things as they are…no use getting your knickers in a twist. Be calm, meditate, don’t give in to anger…that leads to the Dark Side!”  This is the covert suppression of the sacred masculine. We must become the ‘safe’ sex.

Unless women are willing to sincerely look deeply into their own dark feminine recesses, they will continue projecting their sense of powerlessness onto the masculine, and stay ignorant of their own inner masculine strength. Unless men fully accept their own dark unhealed masculine, they cannot share space or power with their inner feminine, or with external women.  We are here to realize our inherent equality, beyond the labels of male and female. To cooperate with each other is the only sane way forward out of the corruption that is so evident all around us.  The Divine Feminine without the Divine Masculine will not be effectual in responding to and acting on the behalf of planetary and human survival. Speaking truth is one thing. Living it is the only thing that makes a real difference.

It may be time to stop the search for Divine Union as some idealistic ‘spiritual’ state of affairs, and even drop the projective labels of ‘god-goddess’ or ‘Shiva-Shakti’. Perhaps we have all been manipulated by false dreams and many misunderstood myths, with predictable programmed results ensuring that men and women remain estranged from each other.  An example of how similar we may actually be on many levels, is recounted in a recent book that overturns many assumptions about human female sexuality. Entitled “What Do Women Want”, it in many ways upends and contradicts our cherished pets about how different the two genders are in the sexual arena.  When it was released, feminists trashed it immediately, just because the person who compiled the case studies was a man. No wonder the poison of mistrust clouds our perceptions, and dulls our ears from really hearing each other’s pain and desires.

We can begin to change that. We all want to be loved and accepted. It will require courage, tact and a willingness to communicate. It will demand that all of us discover the truth of our ancient enmity, and what caused it in the first place. It will require action, not just reflection and ritual. It will require that men and women to first seek to make peace with their inner masculine and feminine, while choosing to listen to each other with compassion. In this will the true Sacred Marriage come into being.

War is over…if you want it. (John Lennon)

Acknowledgments and resources:

Thanks to my client for granting permission to use the above quote from his session.

To read an excerpt and brief review of the book  from the Guardian UK website on “What Do Women Want?” by Daniel Bergner, just click here.

Also recommend “Sex at Dawn” (I’ve not received my copy yet, so you’re on your own as to whether it appeals to you.)

My deepest gratitude to my partner Lynn Paterson for her reflections and input for this essay, and for her patience and steadfast love.

And my sincerest gratitude to all of my teachers…the female friends, lovers and partners I’ve known in the past and the present…and those I’ve yet to meet (again).

Running from Safety

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Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) from the film “The Dark Knight”

By Isaac George
July 14th, 2013
Bastille Day – French Independence Day

“You cannot be in trust because you are safe, but because you are invincible…because you are the self that exists beyond the mortal lie.” – Juliet Carter

As I started to write this on July 4th, the anniversary of America’s Declaration of Independence from the British monarchy in 1776, it has become evident that the revelations about the worldwide spying of the NSA by whistle-blower Edward Snowden represents a very definitive moment in the unfolding of human consciousness. This is a very big deal – possibly a divine fulcrum upon which the human species may redefine its way of living on this Planet. The alternative is unthinkable – an entropic spiral downwards, directed by the dictates of fear and an ever-constricted sense of being.

The NSA scandal dispels all remaining illusions about ‘free societies’, revealing a shadowy power behind the facade of normalcy. In the wake of these revelations, what I feel has been overlooked is the impact that this is having on the human psyche at subtler levels. Basically, the PRISM programs (among others) are an electronically engineered incursion into the global consciousness. It is, in essence, a covert war against Consciousness. Hitherto, other such ‘wars’ have been identified and researched – ‘The War on Terror’, genetically modified seeds, food additives, television, electromagnetic pollution, chemtrails, HAARP and other forms of social, political or biological manipulation have all been cited as part of the war on human consciousness.

There are no longer any borders or boundaries, and although a global awakening is well underway, the forces that resist change are becoming more visible and intransigent. As we continue imagining and experimenting with creating concepts that foster saner relationships with each other, the Earth and the Cosmos, it will be also become increasingly necessary to address the power that a relatively few individuals now hold over the lives of billions. Yes, there have been magnificent breakthroughs and revelations that demonstrate the futility of continuing under the old paradigm. However, it will be what we do during the times we now find ourselves in which will determine what life on Earth will look like in the near and far future. In the meantime, the ‘end times’ are upon us, and Armageddon is happening at this moment. We are all in it, and our choice is before us now.

I will not cite this or that fact or legal position about spying, security or whistle-blowing, for that plays into the energy of trying to debate this in the political or legalistic way, which is predicated on a formula to score points and [hopefully] to win an argument. Debating is useless, when the game is already rigged. What I mean to say is that up until recent times most of the population has been blissfully unaware of the pathology of pure political power, and the psychopathic element that has thoroughly infected most of the planetary structures (and has done so for centuries).

Right now we need to become aware of the toxicity of the Security State Mindset, hereafter referred to as ‘SSM’. The SSM is based on a default stance that all persons are potential suspects and criminals, and therefore they are possible political opponents that need monitoring and control. History is rife with examples of how indiscriminate use of information gathered in a secretive manner is used to manipulate individuals for political ends. Hegemonic power over others is a heady temptation.

In America, one of the worst modern examples was the McCarthy era in the middle years of the Eisenhower presidency. Journalist Edward R. Murrow’s scathing editorials about those abuses were probably the only antidote that broke the spell McCarthy had woven about the Communist ‘menace’ in the United States. It was a witch hunt, pure and simple. Since the 1950’s the power and reach of the intelligence agencies has grown exponentially, and along with it there has been a coordinated effort to reduce the amount of knowledge available about their activities to their political masters and the civilian populations. There are strategic reasons for this, not the least of which is monetary (black ops budgets could probably feed and provide shelter for most of the world’s hungry and homeless). Their rationale for redacting information about their actions are always for ‘reasons of national security’. This dodge is always rolled out to deflect the merely curious or any over-zealous libertarian campaigners for more governmental transparency. We are treated as children, or serfs, and cannot question our ‘betters’.

The explosion of computer and wireless technologies in the 1980’s and 1990’s has been the main reason for the SSM’s ability to do what no totalitarian regime in humanity’s past could ever dream about…the ability to covertly create policy, influence and manipulate information, and exercise extra-legal powers over virtually everyone. Instead of having to obtain a court order for tapping a phone line, or following a suspect into a dark alley, the spy clubbers can merely do it digitally, without any risk of detection that would attract an objection or a court-issued restraining order. Data protection laws and constitutional guarantees are now meaningless to the digital spy. What is appalling is that the very rationale of spying and subterfuge for the ‘common good’ undermines our inherent mutual respect for feel for other human beings. There is an attempt to program into human consciousness the possibility that no one can be trusted.

When we meet someone else in a bar or cafe, on the street, on a social networking site or in social setting, we expect a certain respect for our personal space and privacy…or at least we used to. When our trust has been violated by another, whether true or only perceived, we object to that person’s crossing the line without permission. Depending on an individual’s sensitivity, one recognizes when our psychic space has been compromised. We instinctively move away, or verbally object. Conversely, when we share our authenticity and trust in another, we are assuming that this will be returned in kind. The SSM now does this with impunity, and with your implicit consent, using the argument of ‘your safety and security’ to justify its invasion into your psychic space. Legal arguments are deflected by the passing of new laws and regulations that continually dilute previous protections.

To continue to ignore this will not solve anything. You and I possess what are called ‘unalienable rights’ that are not conferred to us by any other human being. Some of these rights have been expressed in various documents like the Magna Carta and the U.S. Bill of Rights. They stand as truths that are ‘self-evident’, and require no adjudication or legal debate to validate their authentic source, which is beyond human activity and resides solely in our divine Source. No matter what religion or ethnic background you may identify with, we are all children of One Benevolent Source.

We do ourselves a great disrespect by ignoring or succumbing to the seemingly endless problems and crises parading across our awareness, and the underlying fear that is being deliberately created to promulgate the constant tension. We are diminished by the avalanche of laws and regulations that we have allowed to be heaped upon our shoulders. We are first and foremost individually responsible for our own liberation, our own quest for inner peace and reconciliation, and in doing so we demonstrate to others what being a real and whole human being looks like. However, part of this responsibility also demands us to demonstrate our consciousness for the freedom of all our fellow human beings. That requires trusting our own wisdom source, and the courage to speak the truth to those who abuse power and/or the public trust, and who also invariably become reluctant to relinquishing it.

The first step is to no longer allow ourselves to feel victimized. If the world is reflecting our thoughts 24/7, then how do we actually change the world into a reflection of our inner vision of true peace? Is this even appropriate, given that each soul’s free will is part of their divine sovereignty? Even as we are an infinite expression of Consciousness we are also simultaneously individuals, capable of what appears to be independent action – even actions that another might consider to be wrong or dangerous. Embodying harmlessness is the way of the Heart. To choose harmlessness does not remove us from the playing field of life, and it does not ask us to be silent or compliant. All abuse is self-abuse, as all betrayal is self-betrayal. This dynamic is easily understood when studying the nature of co-dependent relationships. We choose to avoid confrontation, out of fear of rejection or judgment, which stems from an erroneous self-image. Then, when we are treated badly, we project our inner judge on to the other. What we blame others for we are unconscious of in ourselves. When applied to the larger picture, we may feel as if we have limited options or range of actions. However, if we can remind ourselves of our inherent value, then as Frodo Baggins was told in the movie ‘Lord of the Rings’, any one of us may change the course of the future. If that is so, are we not obliged to call upon the greatest within us? Or, shall we seek safety – the temporary and false safety of the SSM over the human/divine spirit? When we see ourselves differently, then the mirror must reflect that image.

The SSM seeks to create an artificial unity and safety blanket through coercion and force. This will ultimately fail, as it is a distorted copy of the freedom already inherent within the Unity of all things. If we are to realize the liberation of the human spirit from the past we will need to renounce the false gift offered, for it carries a cost that is too great to bear…our own Soul Essence. Every person who selects this false gift delays their own liberation, and may create or extend the suffering of others (“Lo, troubles will come. But woe to them through whom the troubles come” – Jesus of Nazareth). This is the choice I mentioned at the end of third paragraph. There is no neutrality in this dimension, and all the great spiritual sages have been aware of this and have been at odds with the power structures of their times.

Love is not neutral. We cannot profess to love and not demonstrate that Love. We can no longer seek safety in the things of this world, no matter how attractive, for by doing so we enslave ourselves to the past. Our safety is in remembering that we are Infinite Life and Consciousness. If we trade that inalienable spiritual knowledge for temporal safety, we choose death before we have died. There is a quote from Meg Cabot’s book ‘The Princess Diaries’ worth repeating here: “The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.”

We are Love incarnate. We are the Light of the World. Each soul is here to fulfil a role, a place in these times that no one else could occupy so perfectly. We can come together and create a unity of purpose that chooses sanity and compassion over separation and mistrust. You are here to be free and live your joy. This means that it is an error to be viewed as a potential threat, when you know better. Part of our maturing spirituality is to recognize that we have the power to say no as well as yes.

Saying no to external authority is saying yes to your own power to honor the inner authority of your Consciousness. When enough of us do that, then we will have discovered how safe we’ve been all along.

Peace,
Isaac

Note:
If you could take practical action that is in alignment with your personal philosophy and spiritual understanding, what would that look like? Writing letters to your political representatives may get you a nice form letter, but not usually not much else.

I would like to invite your ideas and perspectives for creating new responses to challenge the current mindset of fear. Gandhi’s methods of non-compliance were employed with great effect by Rev. Martin Luther King. However, with the imposition of ‘free speech zones’ and the myriad maze of permit applications and bureaucratic red tape required to just organize a demonstration, we are now challenged to invent new and creative methods that will achieve similar if not better results. For an example of how protest has been marginalized in western nations, watch this interview with Naomi Wolf on Fake Activism – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urh4GA6JmPg

I thought of a ‘stare-in’, whereby a large group of individuals…maybe a huge group of individuals, comes together via texting or instant messaging and just stands in front of the home or office of any politician, NSA official, or whomever, and just stares in silence in their general direction. I call it organic surveillance. No placards, no banners, no talk. Just…silence.

If you have any clever ideas, just post them in the comments section on this blog, or email them to me at infinitewave999@gmail.com. Thanks for your participation.

http://www.isaacgeorge.com

The In Between

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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

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“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