43 days to go: The Last Straw

At what point does one give up on a dream?

When should one stop doing the work that is ones calling in life?

a) The easy answer comes from the gut. It comes from the spirit: NEVER!  Our soul has the ability to recognize and fight for that which gives it life and power.

But our world is not one of easy answers, nor does it often support (or even value) the call of Spirit.  Unless, of course, that call happens to make lots of money. Then there is a perceived value.

But there are other answers that must also be considered. As long as we live in this world, we must live with its reality.

b) When things get so difficult that it is no longer enjoyable. Nothing worthwhile ever comes without some struggle and suffering. Learning any skill, such as music, sports or art requires practice. There are times in every practice that are not necessarily fun or enjoyable. The question for this answer then is: How bad do you want it?

c) When that work does not generate the income to pay the bills. In this world, the bills must be paid, one way or another. The wisdom of the ages recognize the workings of spirit: “That the moment that one definitely commits ones self, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred” GOETHE

d) When the pursuit of the dream causes suffering to others. This is, perhaps, the most compelling reason to let go of the things that are held so dear in the heart. We don’t want to be selfish. We don’t want to cause others pain or suffering. Yet it happens. Often the pursuit of a dream will disrupt the status quo. Not only in the life of the pursuer, but the lives of those close to him or her. This can be a difficult and painful process to go through – for all parties – especially if those suffering do not understand the dream, or its significance.

The justification for this one is that everyones life will be improved with the fulfillment of the dream. Not just in the tangible results it may bring (such as money or freedom) but even in the act of pursuing something greater. Not settling for something that does not inspire invigorates the spirit of all. It helps to raise us all up a notch, and gives  hope that we can achieve more than just a life of struggle, survival and complacency.

That is the justification. But the question remains.

How long does one pursue something that causes pain & suffering to others?

 To be continued…

 

 

46 Days To Go: Nesting…

November 2012 already. Processes quicken. These are accelerated times.

Since Saturday, Peter and I have taken to the road, heading home, looking for some family warmth in preparation for what comes next. As you have seen, we are writing now every other day. And as you all may have been experiencing, life is happening, natural cycles, long void-of-course periods. To make it through these intense and challenging times, we are calling on the love and support  of family and friends.

Peters’ workload has kept him from posting recently, but he will certainly return soon.

In the meantime, we will stay connected with you through meditation, practice (sadhana), and, chanting. We ask for your support, since from now on we will write, but not daily. These days call for moments of deep connection (with Earth, elements, self, each other, Creator), contemplation and silence. We invite you to do the same. This last week went by with a premium on emotional issues and November premise will have an emphasis on security and survival concerns.

Stay put dears by honoring the cozy feeling of our own nests.

We have the power all along.

~~ Inspired by Japa Kaur, Kundalini Yoga, Spirit Voyage’s Horoscope.

49 Days To Go: Every Other Day

“Ships are safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are made for.”
~ William Shedd

Half way there… A journey. 51 days have gone by. Life has happened, en furia y en calma. Sometimes filled with magic and purpose, some other times, stagnancy, fear and frustration.

Along the way we often ask ourselves, is it any better to keep going, or to stop whenever the spirit magic ceases to paint the inner and outer realms? Because that is exactly what happens when you decide to journey into something or towards something.  Difficulties, challenges and tests are guaranteed. How do you stay on the path for the length of the road?

We all have been walking and we can speak about a general apathy that comes at some point. Feelings of isolation and loneliness can arise. The projection of the self, sometimes can be an implacable one. But then, this other question rose: What’s the alternative? What else can we do, if not continue walking on the path?

“What’s the alternative? To quit whenever something gets challenging? To futz around your whole life…?”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“What you still need to know is this: before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. That’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.’Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victory’s being severely tested.”
~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

As human beings we are given the gift of free will, so we can choose to get off of any path at any time. Seeking comfort and safety, avoiding opposition, pain & fear.

To answer the question, what’s the alternative? We can give up, as many do when severely tested. We can get off of the path and get on another.

Or we can follow the guidance of the wise ones who have tread this path so many times before us, and surrender to it. To continue walking.

“Once you realize that the road is the goal,
and that you are always on the road,
not to reach a goal but to
enjoy its beauty and its wisdom,
life ceases to be a task and
becomes natural and simple.
In itself an ecstasy.”
~ Nisargadatta Mahara

51 Days To Go: Inspired by Rebirthing Breath

An extract from a rebirthing experience…

We as human beings possess our cerebral memory, and also our cellular memory, which is distributed amongst the body’s cells, tissues, organs, etc. Since the very beginning of our existence, we have been granted with the power of choosing what’s to be lived. Could this be possible? The specific nature of certain traumas in our lives, connecting with the moment of our birth, have a deep effect on one’s psyche and shapes one’s perception and experience of life, self, and the world in ways of which one is mostly unaware. It is believed that these decisions operate subconsciously and may be enacted repeatedly throughout a person’s life until the decision is recognized and changed.

Those who have practiced rebirthing-breath-work can testify a greater insight into their human condition and the purpose of their existence, a greater sense of their personal relevance to the world.

Today we take a brief look at a specific moment, our own mirror, before being born. Although is important for us to be honest with the questions that you may be confronted with, which are related to this breath-work known as rebirthing.

Can you picture yourself before being born? A fetus curled up in your mothers womb.

Can you picture yourself before being conceived?

What image will serve you to imagine yourself as a soul without body?

There’s no time and space. You are lingering, hovering as a Light Being, knowing, in the realm of an expanded consciousness, that there are processes to be completed. Knowing your potential will be manifested in a physical plane. If trusting your inner guidance, you’ll be taken care of in divine ways.

Relax and be aware that what you are choosing from now on is because you are ready to take on the challenges of what’s to come next. You are ready. The energy has been created, time is correct. You are ready to experiment yourself with a new body, a new reality. From now on, your experiences will correspond to your life as your creation.

You are been born in a time and place of great transition. Can you feel the excitement? You will be a part of the Birth of a New Era for Humanity. A time of greater changes, of greater possibilities. Realize you have a part to play in this transition and if you open yourself to connect internally, you’ll be helping the global shift to happen organically.

You will choose the circumstances that will support you the most for the next step. This won’t be neccesary the easier road but the one that will guarantee your greater evolution in life. The one that will guarantee the completion of your journey.

Imagine yourself approaching Earth. Feel the Love that you are. Your true connection.


You have chosen the right circumstances, you are ready to take on your body and commit yourself to this new life. There was a purpose for which you decided to come, allow yourself to connect with that. Open yourself to your ancient memory to rediscover why are you here.

Why are you here?

Listen to your inner voice, the answer lies within yourself.

Relax and rest in the utter truth that everything manifested in your experience is a result of your prior decision to complete your journey. Feel the love that you ARE. It is possible to heal all of your wounds. Just reconnect again with your purpose, and discover why you have lived your circumstances.

You can be your own medicine, simply by being what you already are: LOVE.

Inspired by The Holistic Center for Humanity, INC., and the works of Leonard Orr and Sondra Ray.

53 Days To Go: Full Moon… October 2012

As we approach more closely the December Full Moon (12/28/12), vibrations increase. We can see and feel more acutely what each Moon brings.

Saturday night had the opportunity to sing with my heart to the power of mantras listening to the wonderful voices of two women which I lovingly count as friends and allies in my path. What followed, what was unleashed, was a magical manifestation of an opened heart willing to heal, integrate and transmute.

Observing oneself is like becoming a member of an audience watching an eternal film. With dramatic options, turns, and “resolutions”. Then the wonderful insights of Kelly Rosano, find their way through me. So, I’m giving voice.

Today is a Full Moon Monday. Charged with events all around Planet Earth. Also sending my LOVE and Intentions to my sister Islands of Cuba, and Jamaica, and beloved friends in the US East Coast in occasion of Mother Earth’s hurricane manifestation.

full moon in Tahiti - Moorea, French Polynesia

“The Earth is ascending into higher vibration…Everything that has been held in our personal and collective unconscious, including what has been denied and/or projected will emerge for healing, integration and transmutation.”

“…This Full Moon shows us how far we have come and what we must deal with now. It reveals the limits we need to respect and the limitations we must transcend. Scorpio rules emotional truth. Scorpio forces us to confront our fears and release what we have outgrown. This includes relationships, jobs, living locations, beliefs and lifestyles. For instance, whatever is no longer serving you and keeping you down. Making you feel depressed. Remember that, letting go is not painful it is the holding on that causes suffering.”

“We are transmuting the last of our Third Dimensional karma through the end of 2012. This includes karmic relationships, karmic lessons, fear and upsetting memories. We are purifying the unconscious mind. This holds many past and present life intense memories such as heartache, suffering, loss, death and betrayals that we have encountered.”

“For instance, hidden traumatic experiences can hold us back from being fully present, enthusiastic and reaching our greatest potential/power. However, we don’t want to obsess, attach and/or over-identify with painful thoughts. Instead, allow the pain to wash over you and move through you. In this way we are riding the evolutionary growth wave.”

“Practice being the ‘neutral observer.’ Such as, see your life as a movie. You are the Star and Hero of the story. However, you are detached. You can feel what is happening. Yet, you are not being moved, consumed and/or overwhelmed by the drama. In this way, the pain can be released and transmuted into the Light. We can surrender our heartache and hurt over to our Higher Power.”

“…Serious Saturn joins the Sun in Scorpio opposing the Full Moon in Taurus. The contrast between the real and the ideal is clear. Saturn is challenging us to recognize the obstacles we face and find the discipline to deal with them or acknowledge that we’re on the wrong path. Patience and perseverance are powerful assets here although stubborn resistance to change is a potential pitfall.”

© Kelley Rosano All rights reserved. http://www.kelleyrosano.com

55 Days To Go: Sawabona (Spanish One)

Es que me gusta demasiado estar sola.

~~~~~

En el terreno de las relaciones la palabra balance es clave, de otra forma la interacción se vuelve en un monólogo del que habla y en verbo solitario del que hace. Obviamente del desbalance salió corriendo Sara, como una loba corre al agua para sanar las heridas de su domesticación. Así como la enfermedad es un desbalance en el cuerpo, su profunda tristeza representó una fiebre causada por la relación. Ya no era posible cargar con ambos, su rol de la esposa/madre la había quebrantado. Se había dado cuenta que el hombre que a su lado dormía no era  y se mostraba iluso y renuente a profundizar en su espejo, ella misma. La rebotó diciendo que aunque cumpliera con todos los requisitos que el pedía, ella no era esa mujer… ¿”cosificar” a la mujer?

Luego ya de un tiempo razonable de dolor y de luto, los horizontes para Sara se asomaban vastos, cándidos, y a la vez, temerosamente amplios. Un domingo de enero, de noche, mientras se cocinaba así misma una cena, escuchaba música y escribía ocasionalmente en su tabla, su voz interna se despertó diciendo:  “Es que me gusta demasiado estar sola”. Que lujo poder permanecer en silencio, profundizar en la alegría del conocerse asimismo, servirse lo último del coquito que su madre había preparado ese año y saber que cada vez que el señor miedo y las señoritas dudas quisieran montar caseta de campaña en su vecindario, siempre podía cerrar los ojos y meditar en el significado verdadero del amor. Que no es otra cosa que la personificación verdadera de la divinidad y la medicina incorruptible al desasosiego producido sobretodo por miedo.

Sara había comprendido que debía dejar libre a Jorge, independientemente lo amara como lo hacía. Precisamente por amor hacia sí misma, continuaba entendiendo que su creación como mujer era lo más importante. Que el proceso de despersonalización en el que el uno se abandona para amalgamarse al proyecto del otro  -que históricamente ha alcanzado más a la mujer- en su caso ya había finalizado y felizmente no había vuelta atrás. Desde sus adentros escuchó aquella magnífica voz un domingo de enero. Su vida estaba destinada a cambiar drásticamente, así como ella misma lo había decretado aquella noche que decidió la libertad del ser versus el proyecto de la pareja que no correspondía. Aquella noche que las palabras la rompieron por dentro, luego de incontables intentos.

La historia de Sara es una cercana. Aprender de ella es aprender de la valentía de los seres humanos para romper con esquemas y construir desde la destrucción, cimientos nuevos y duraderos, que provengan desde el perdón, primero hacia uno mismo y luego hacia los otros. Todavía habían noches de coraje, de dolor, pero eran las menos, y las abrazaba como una niña que agarrando un globo inmenso y cerrando sus ojos, lo asfixia con el propósito de hacerlo explotar con estruendo. Sin cerrarse a las posibilidades, pero si enfocando en sus significados de vida.

Sawabona/Shikona es un saludo que proviene del sur del África en el que los seres reconocen que existen el uno para el otro cuando existe la valoración y el respeto. ‘Motto’ personal para Sara que invita a la reflexión de una nueva era espiritual, un nuevo acercamiento a las relaciones, un nuevo acercamiento a las nuevas mujeres y hombres en sí.

“Es que me gusta demasiado estar sola, por lo tanto, un placer, soy Sara (Sawabona)”.
“El placer es mío (Shikona)”.

56 days to go: Getting Closer

Less than 2 months until 12/21/12

This magical date of 1’s and 2’s means many things to many people.

What does it mean to YOU?

I’m asking what do you believe about this date. What do you think is going to happen? What do you think might happen?

If you’re like most, you’ve heard alot about the end of the world and various cataclysmic events that are predicted. This is quite common. you’ve probably seen a You-Tube video or two. They tend to vary from interesting and feasible to flat out crazy.

But most people do not take it too seriously. Most take it with a grain of salt. Every generation, it seems, has someone or thing predicting the end. They’ll believe it when they see it.

Even those who really believe there is a likelihood of something big happening are not doing much to prepare for it. I know, because I’m one of them.

To clarify, I do NOT believe that the world is coming to an end.

Quite to the contrary, I believe that we are coming to a new beginning.

‘Tis true, I believe that we are coming to the end of an old cycle or civilization, said to have begun approximately  5000-6000 yrs ago in Mesopotamia and the Indus River Valley of India. This is also known as the age of Pisces. This is the “world as we know it”, so in a way, you could say the world is coming to an end .

We are playing a game. It’s called 100 Layers from God.

It is based on the teachings of many different spiritual teachings and religions, but primarily Tantra, Shamanism and the Baha’i Faith. The premise is that all spiritual teachings and religions come from one source, and that is the Creator of all. The names are many, but the Truth is One.

Virtually all of these teachings speak of a time in the future when the earth will find the paradise purported lost so long ago. This time however, humans will evolve to the point where they know how to get along together.

shining-earth.jpg

The ancient prophecies of all faiths speak of a time when all the peoples of the world will live in harmony with each other and the Earth. Where violence, aggression and war will come to an end. Poverty will cease to exist because all will see each other as brother & sister and take care of those in need. Even disease will stop harassing humanity, as we reach a high state of spiritual & physical wellness.

According to Tantra, this state is already accessible to all people through the awakening and development of our light body. The light body is your energy body. It consists of Qi or Prana in its’ various forms: Chakras, Nadis, Meridians, Aura & Kundalini. Once awakened, strengthened and balanced, your light body will help to strengthen your spiritual energy as well your physical.

This is part of the game: to use the quickening power of the earth (& other elements) to awaken and balance our light body, so that we are prepared – energetically & spiritually –  for whatever may or may not happen on 12/21/12.

The other part of the game is to live in such a way that we believe there will be a global shift in consciousness by the Solstice. This shift will then usher in the greatest age known to humanity and our planet. It is a “best case scenario”. Imagine the highest possible future for us all, then live as if that is exactly what will happen.

For those who are willing to play, the possibility exists for attaining true transcendence by the end of this year. For yourself and your loved ones. And the planet.

There is still time to play.

Are you in?

57 Days To Go: Sawabona (English One)

Relationships are the crux of the matter~ The Essence of Tantric Sexuality1

In 2009 I found myself writing about relationships. What was found in the archives is worth sharing today:

It is in the world we live that we come to test ourselves as the beings we really are, but we forget about. It is in the daily life with ourselves, with the persons around, with the people we love, that we apply what we profess, but sometimes these words appear as voices in the back of my thinking mind… “Are we meant to be alone on this path?” ~~~ I choose to remain silent. In silence I find the way to reconnect, to love unconditionally, to not be overthrown by the inner despairs. I go for loneliness, just for a while, to become aloneness again…

Then Osho finds me in the exact moment with the exact words: “This is the basic principal to be understood, that love without freedom never brings fulfillment. And there have been people who have tried the other extreme, freedom without love. These are those who renounce the world, afraid of love. Afraid of love because it brings bondage, they renounce all the situations where love can flow, grow, can happen, is possible. They escape into loneliness. Their loneliness never becomes aloneness, it remains loneliness. And loneliness is a negative state; it is utterly empty, it is sad. One can be a solitary, but that does not bring solitude. Solitariness is just physical aloneness, solitude is spiritual aloneness. If you are just lonely. . . and you will be if you have renounced the world.

Hence humanity stands on a crossroads: Now where to go? What to do?

Atisha has an important message to deliver to you. And that message is: love and freedom are not separate things, you cannot choose. Either you will have to have both, or you will have to have dropped both. But you cannot choose, you cannot have one. Love is the circumference, freedom is the center. One has to grow in such delicate balance where love and freedom can bloom together. And they can, because in a few rare individuals it has happened. And if it has happened to only a single individual in the whole history, it can happen to every human being. It is your potential, it is your birthright.”2

Today I meditate on the meaning of Sawabona/Shikona. The art of relationships in the New Age. Human beings have been conditioned to believe that another human being is the key to happiness. That by marrying someone, buying a house, and living a life of two is the true road to attain fulfillment in ones life. That is a Piscean way of thinking and feeling, which roots were profoundly stablished by Romanticism: “my other half…”

Sawabona/Shikona is a greeting that comes from Africa through which people recognize themselves as whole. The Aquarian way is for human beings to fulfill their paths – with their true destiny – as individuals. To become whole within themselves and from that wholeness, to share a life of meaning with other human beings. What Atisha says about love and freedom happening to one single being as a promise to all human beings, in my experience, is already happening to human kind. Aquarian times.

Sometimes I feel strange, like a strange woman in a strange land…

It is dawn. The morning breeze is sweet and fresh. The waves of the ocean look like silk from my balcony. My cat is by my side. My partner sleeps peacefully in the next room. The clouds reflect an intense pink/orange from the rising sun behind them. And I honor my solitude. And give thanks for the opportunity of a life as a whole. And from that awareness, I greet you, Sawabona…

1 Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson, The Essence of Tantric Sexuality, pp. 52.

2 Osho, Book of Wisdom, Vol. II pp. 260-263

 3 Flávio Gikobate, Psicotherapist, Sawabona Shikona Lecture 

58 days to go: Diamonds are for Healing

Did you know that all stones and crystals have healing properties?
Quartz Crystals are most well known, but other gemstones also have have a powerful effect on our body, our energy, even our thoughts and feelings. This is due to their vibrational frequency. If you can tune into the particular frequency, then you can access their power. This, in turn, could be the key you have been looking for, to help you clear whatever it is that’s blocking you from attaining a high state of health, harmony and balance in all areas of your life. This is what they can do.
I have been working with the healing powers of our mineral brothers and sisters for many years. I use them in all of my sessions. They help me to tap into the Prana of each of the elements.
I, in turn, help people to relax and release their physical and emotional stress so that they are able to slow down, open up and attune to the frequencies of these amazing gems. The results have been extraordinary.
Recently I have begun to work with a very powerful healing stone:
Diamond!
 The Diamond is a symbol of purity, perfection, prosperity, abundance, and inspiration.
It also has a powerful effect on the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara). This is where your spirit connects to and enters into your body. If you have a blockage or imbalance in this chakra, you may feel disconnected to your higher self and the rest of creation, including Source. In turn, using the power & gifts of Diamond to clear, heal, balance & activate Sahasrara can bring you back into harmony with your true nature, your Soul. This will then help every other part of your body and life become more clear, strong and balanced.
I typically work with Clear & Smoky Quartz Crystals, Amethyst, Selenite, Shiva Lingham, Limestone & Basalt, among others. I do not have any diamonds in my personal collection, so I have been working with those of my clients. Most women have at least one diamond in their jewelery box, usually more. When you bring them in, I will clear and activate them to work with your Crown Chakra during (& after) the session.
Do It Yourself
These days I am in Puerto Rico, doing sessions close to the beach. I will return to Wisconsin over Thanksgiving for healing sessions there, at that time. But if you can’t make it in for a session, there are ways that you can work with your healing crystals on your own.
There are several ways to clear, cleanse, charge and activate your stones:
  1. Bury them in the earth
  2. Soak them in salt water
  3. Lay them in the Sun
  4. Lay them under the full moon
  5. Pray over them
Then, when they are cleared and activated, they are ready for you to work with.
Again, there are many ways to work with stones & crystals, but it helps to    s l o w   d o w n .
Go into a deep state of meditation, focusing on one stone at a time. Study it with your eyes, then close your eyes and feel it. Feel the texture and the weight. Is it cool or warm? Ask the stone how it wants to be used. Then breathe deeply and slowly as you clear your mind to listen for the answer.
This is a game – part of 100 Layers – so there is no way to do it wrong. Trust your intuition. Listen carefully for the answer, then have confidence in it. Treat it as if it were true, then use the stone in the way it most wants to be used. Open yourself for the healing.
In truth, the stones and crystals are not the ones doing the healing. It is the power of Creator, infused in all of the elements. The stones are merely tools. But very powerful tools.
Good luck!
Try it today
Then let me know how it worked for you.
Namaste!

59 Days to Go: The Rebel

Zen Tarot Card
Back from a weekend in Paradise and having experienced a plethora of sensations throughout the whole weekend, today I woke up feeling a bit rebellious. My last blog was about Sahasrara and the Medicine of Attachments, and the question was: Why would I choose to live my life according to a cosmic consciousness, when most things I do, and most things I love are in the material plane?

A woman was shown a revelation. As she was seated, she didn’t feel like engaging with the spoken word in a sharing circle. So she remained silent, with eyes closed, crossed legs. What came afterwards was a most profound meditation from which spirit clearly said to her, you need to strengthen your foundation in order for you to be able to raise your consciousness. Otherwise you may end up trying to compensate with spirit what your foundation lacks.

It is different for everyone. And it certainly isn’t about choosing to live one’s life according to a cosmic consciousness over the material plane, but to create a life of self-discovery, with a strong foundation and determination over one’s path. To be the master of one’s own destiny. To tap into one’s power as moving towards their Personal Legend, that’s what her meditation was about.

Earthly attachments are not important, when a human being has reached a state of wholeness, because she or he has embraced and emerged from the formless roots of her or his unconscious past, growing wings to fly into the sky.

Spirit Animal today: Lioness.

Spirit Message today: London.


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