Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I was recently in a small boat out on a blue hole doing some diving with a group when one of the locals warned us about the mean-spirited creature named Lusca, the dragon octopus, who lives in the blue holes. It seems that lately Lusca likes to drown tourists like me. Fortunately, my island guide offered a blessing and some charms to keep me safe which I accepted with gratitude. I am happy to report that the charms worked perfectly and I was not dragged down into a watery grave!
On our way back in we enjoyed the telling of the legend of the keeper of the blue holes. The tidal currents are said to be the breath of Lusca. As she breathes in, water pours into the caverns, and when Lusca breathes out, cold, fresh water gushes up to the surface. The tidal flow brings food for the grouper, lobster, reef sharks and other fish that reside in the blue holes. So, Lusca has long been thought of as the guardian of the blue holes because she makes sure the fish that live there are fed. And, in turn, the people are fed.
The ancient people believed that water accidents and drowning were caused by Lusca. And today, because the tourists and sport fisherman are upsetting the natural balance in these areas, it is agreed that Lusca may be doing a little housekeeping. Many local Bahamians stay away from the blue holes, while others with a good heart and the knowledge of the elders approach with the reverence and respect Lusca demands.
The dragon octopus only asks us to be mindful, aware of the presence of danger, and to respect the delicate balance of the ecosystem of the sea. She asks us to take no more than we need, and leave her realm as we found it when our day of diving or fishing ends. She asks us that we respect the amazing perfection of God's creation and the Earth Mother. And if we don't do that, well, we've rocked the boat. So she asks us all to make the choice: sink or swim.
You go girl!
Monday, February 23, 2009
The collective consciousness of the dolphins is multidimensional, interplanetary and highly sophisticated. This vibration is different from any other consciousness on earth. I have found that this energy is the clearest and most supportive to our human consciousness. The healing energy of the dolphins is very soothing and pure. On Earth, they remain among the most powerful collective consciousnesses, as yet unaffected by human influences. Connecting with them is a profoundly transformational experience. Whether I make the connection by submerging myself in the sea, or I do it through meditation and prayer, I am, each time, changed by their presence in my life.
As we have our physical ears, eyes and body, so too do we have ears, eyes and bodies that are just as real in other dimensions. These other bodies allow us to sense, feel, navigate and unify all parts of our earthly and Divine selves, so that we may truly become a living temple for Spirit to live in. In practice, dolphins are using these bodies holographicly and modelling how to unite the mind, body and spirit in loving wisdom and power and move fluidly from one to the other without judgment or fear, creating in multiple dimensions, not just in one or two.
Dolphins are transmitters of ancient wisdom and planetary ascension energies. Their energies and consciousness can easily be received through shamanic methods, because they are eager to fulfill their own souls purpose, to make contact, and share. Being in the water with them is unnecessary to make the heart/telepathic connection, although swimming with them is awesome!
To facilitate our connection, it is only necessary to forgive ourselves and our ancestors, for within our DNA we hold many memories and we have spent way too much energy attempting to repress them. At the whurla sites the veils are very thin between dimensions, and the ancestors (spirit guides) are as close as a whisper. A simple prayer of thanksgiving and gratitude is all that is needed to merge dimensionally and access the ancient knowledge in these sacred places.
The messages are crystal clear, this special moment of time, the most spectacular awakening in consciousness that has ever occurred on this planet. There is a divine thread which links all existence with all others in the unified field of pure consciousness, we live in a communicating universe! Dolphins make their energies available to allow anyone who has the desire to go beyond normal boundaries and be lifted up into their frequency.
Each year, the dolphin meditations draw together a worldwide community of individuals and groups desiring harmony, peaceful co-existence, and unity and who wish to merge with dolphin consciousness to ignificantly increase their personal vibrations. The meditations also raise the vibration of all the water on the planet including the water inside our bodies. Yes, this miraculous moment in time is the most spectacular awakening in consciousness that has ever occurred on this planet and ther multidimensional support has never been more readily accessisible en masse.
May the dolphins bless you with their many gifts of wisdom, love, healing, and expanded vision.
May you recognize your Divine self, so that we may truly become a living temple for Spirit.
May you forgive the past, embrace oneness consciousness, and live eternally in love.
Monday, February 16, 2009
While I’m away, the Oshun Spirit online venues will remain open. Please note that my assistant will ship on Fridays only (February 20 and 27). To thank you for your patience and patronage, please use coupon code DOLPHIN at checkout at our Bonanzle storefront and on our website, Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Goods save 30% on your purchases thru March 5!
I will have internet access most days, so I’ll be checking in, and I’ll be back in my office Thursday, March 5 to resume our normal daily shipping and appointment schedule!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I am the flowing of a woman's skirts as she dances her life."
She is your mother, sister, daughter, employee, employer, mentor, teacher, or best friend... she is a fabulous woman!
To celebrate Valentine's Day, we wanted to honor, and celebrate the amazing abilities of simply fabulous women to "encourage, entertain, enlighten, empower, and educate" even in the face of adversity and in the midst of these most difficult times. So we had a contest! Over twenty five readers responded and wrote thoughtful, wonderful, entries about fabulous women who would appreciate a special Bonanzle Valentine Gift Box from Oshun Spirit.
Oshun, the Yoruban Goddess of love, delights in the creation of beauty and art. She is the Goddess of passion, and sensuality, as well as abundance, and prosperity. Oshun teaches us how to overcome our difficulties through kindness, compassion, and the restoration of harmony. The winner’s story embodies the Spirit of Oshun.
The winner is Lillie, who is 94 years of age.
In reading the entry it became apparent that Lillie is clever and talented, generous and loving, kind, compassionate, a bright light with a dancing spirit. Our panel of three unanimously agreed that Lillie best exemplified the Spirit of Oshun, and although through her life of good deeds she met every criteria by which the entries were judged, it was this passage that especially conveyed that spirit:
"She invites everyone she meets, no matter where, or who, to her house for a cup of coffee... Many have taken her up on that offer, and always return, even from great distances when passing by her town... they go out of their way to find her house..."
Lillie is approachable. Some people are. They've got good vibes, and you feel easy, and comfortable in their company. They are magnetic, we want to talk to them and be with them, we are drawn to them. They are attractive (regardless of their looks) and know how to respond to people, take care of them, show interest and warmth... and, what's more, they can do this before they even speak. Women like this teach us, through example, how to overcome our difficulties through kindness, compassion, and the restoration of harmony. They embody Oshun's Spirit.
What is "it" that someone "has" that other people feel good to be around and want to get to know? How is it that this person so easily makes friends, guides and influences people to be the best they can be? What can we do to be more like that?
Maybe we don't have to do anything. Maybe it's not so much about all the "doing" at all (although Lillie certainly does a lot), maybe its about simply "being". It is simply about being open to love. Being Love.
"She was laughing and talking quite spiritedly during our conversation, and enjoying everything about it!"
Well, thats what its all about! Its a divine circle. The love you give comes back to you, when you least expect it, in the most unusual ways... if you are open to the miracle of love. Love is always looking for you, just waiting for an opportunity to wrap you in a rose-colored blanket of warmth, comfort, and pure joy. It's true!
Lillie gives love, is love, and is magnetic to love. And we are honored to send her love in return.
Happy Valentines Day, Lillie, and thank you for being... open to love.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Whurla are areas on the sea floor that radiate a specific earth energy. This energy creates interesting parabolic frequencies within the dolphin's holographic-field brains. The dolphins routinely energize these sites by creating spiraling patterns in the sand with their own body movements. The created frequency/space maintains, adjusts and evolves the flow of Zero Point Energy through the Earth's Crystalline Grid, much like the Stellar Gateway and Soul Star Chakras do in our own auras!
Dolphins are master healers and keepers of light upon Earth. They are highly evolved omni-dimensional beings who live fully immersed in the Zero Point Consciousness. They are here to help us and love us, and to guide us in our remembrance of our true selves. Dolphins live in the Oneness, and they serve as a bridge to All That Is. The dolphins' influence transcends time, space and physicality. It is not necessary to be in their presence to be healed by them and to receive their gifts, although that is an experience everyone should enjoy!
During Dolphin Healing Sessions, you and your Divine Self co-create your experience with the energy and consciousness of the Dolphins. You set the intention for what you would like to receive from the session, and I hold the space for the transmission to occur. I serve as a channel through which the dolphin love energies may flow to you. I do not manipulate the energy in any way. If you are clear in your intention to release any and all limiting thoughts, beliefs and behaviors that no longer serve you; and if you are open and willing to receive the higher vibrational frequencies support joy, creativity, and planetary well-being, you will benefit immensely from a Dolphin Healing. As is true with all dolphin-assisted therapies, each session is different, the healing process is cleansing and revealing of what's real and true for your own soul's evolution today.
You will experience a deep release of low level energies to facilitate the highest level of awakening at your current reality. During the healings we are accessing and then anchoring Zero Point energies through your Etheric Heart and Earth Star Chakras (in the sixth and seventh auric layers) into the Gaia Crystal. The dispersement of these seed energies opens the possibility that a new paradigm of healing and co-creation may occur first within each of us, and then in our world. Please note that this body of work is NOT Reiki, and should not be confused in any way with Dolphin Trilogy Reiki or any other system of dolphin healing.
The opening of the Etheric Heart and Earth Star Soul Star Chakra Activations are suggested as a pre-requisite to this experience, so you will be better able to manage, maintain and PLAY with the miraculous, high frequency energy that travels along the Dolphin Songlines.
There will be a Sunrise Salutation and Grid Healing for the Earth with the New Vision Attunement on Friday, February 20 from Andros. You may reserve your place in the grid thru the Bonanzle New Vision Etheric Crystalline Grid Healing Attunement listing on a first come first served basis thru Thursday, February 19. This session is recommended for Lightworkers and those working professionally in the healing arts and in humanitarian programs and services.
I will facilitate a Group Grid Healing from the Andros ley lines on February 21 Sunset. You may reserve your place in the grid thru the ebay or Bonanzle listing. This is a great opportunity for those who enjoy group grid work to experience this modality in combination with Dolphin energies.
Private Healing Sessions will be held from Andros ley lines Feb 21 and 22 at Sunrise
and from Bimini Road sites at Sunrise and Sunset February 27, 28, March 1 and March 2
These are sold out.
While I'm away studying with dolphins... Oshun Spirit e-commerce venues including our website, ebay, and Bonanzle storefronts will remain open and active. Please note that my assistant will ship on Fridays only, February 20 and 27, while I am away. To thank you for your patience and patronage, please use coupon code DOLPHIN at checkout and save 30% on your Bonanzle and website purchases thru March 5! I will have internet access most days, so I'll be checking in and I'll be back in my office Thursday, March 5 to resume our normal daily shipping and appointment schedule!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
If you know a fabulous woman who would appreciate a special Bonanzle Valentine Gift Box from Oshun Spirit, please email us her story, and your experience or awesome encounter with this fabulous woman. She is your mother, sister, daughter, employee, employer, mentor, teacher, or best friend. We’ll choose the winner on Thursday, February 12 and make sure the goodies arrive by Valentine’s Day (within USA). The gift box and shipping is free, and we’ll even feature her story here on our blog as an inspiration to women everywhere!
Oshun, the Yoruban Goddess of love, delights in the creation of beauty and art. She is the Goddess of passion, and sensuality, as well as abundance, and prosperity. Oshun teaches us how to overcome our difficulties through kindness, compassion, and the restoration of harmony. The winner’s story will embody the Spirit of Oshun.
One entry per person, no purchase necessary. Send entries and any photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight 2/11. And, don't forget to include the shipping address where you would like the goodies to be delivered!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Later this month I will travel the Bimini Road and offer healings through the Divine Dolphin Energy that I have come to know as the Infinite Goddess Ansa Eeeya. As many of you know, this body of work holds a special place in my heart and I know that these sessions will be an amazing time of growth and awakening for us all! But first, today, I must shop for a new bathing suit.
Perhaps the only species that compares with humans in intelligence, dolphins also possess an innate gentleness and a mysterious power to trigger the healing process in humans while renewing our inherent belief in the beauty and the ecstasy of being alive. There is something about being in the presence of dolphins that not only brings out the best in you, it is known to have healing qualities to relieve chronic pain, restore movement, cure autism, disease and, in a few cases, even cancer.
There is evidence that dolphins trigger the healing process in humans by boosting the production of T-cells and endorphins. After patient and dolphin interactions, scientists have measured a far greater harmony between the left and right sides of the brain. Dolphins produce an intense amount of echolocation energy, which resonates in the bones, such as the skull and the sternum, and then travels up the spine.
Many therapists believe that a dolphin's sonar causes a phenomenon called cavitation inside the soft body tissue of the human body. It precipitates a ripping apart of the molecules. So, if sonar does that with cellular membranes, it could completely change the bio-molecular structure. Many hospitals already use low frequency sound waves to break up kidney stones and gall stones. The physics of that treatment protocol are not different from a dolphin's sonar.
Science apart, there is a deeper meaning to dolphin therapy. Dolphins can do this "procedure" multi-dimensionaly, and from the vantage point of pure love. I believe that dolphins are a higher life form, who are helping lead humanity towards a better future. Dolphins have no prehensile extremities, so their intelligence has never gone in the manipulation of their environment. Their thoughts have developed inward. I suspect that whales and dolphins quite naturally go in the directions we call spiritual—in that they get into meditative states quite easily where they are able to access All That Is for creative healing. Plutarch, the Greek moralist and biographer, said: "To the dolphin alone, beyond all other, nature has granted what the best philosophers seek: friendship for no advantage."
When you encounter a wild dolphin in open waters, something breaks open the conditioned seals of your heart. Dolphins make you feel accepted as you are, with unconditional love, and are able to lead us to a profound inner peace that reaches out to embrace the universe. In scientific terms, this is biophillia, the transformative power that links you to nature, and recent research suggests that dolphins could be the most powerful carriers of this emotion.
Dolphins assist us in seeing our lives as they are from within the 3rd through the 7th dimensions. As we open and allow ourselves to connect to the higher planes, we find there is less judgment and critical thought, simply acceptance. So, I will try to hold this awareness today as I gaze into the dressing room mirror... and accept that this year I probably should purchase a one-piece suit with a lycra spandex panel strategicaly designed to hold in what threatens to spill out.
Acceptance is what Goddess Ansa Eeeya embodies, radiates, and holds in our world. She is a space of loving acceptance. She teaches us that all is an illusion, and the illusions represent our potentials. Therefore, if we simply tap into a different potential and make that our reality, it is. We are urged to see ourselves as we are in the 3rd dimension and also as we are in the 7th. That is creativity! We are creativity!
The Mother Goddess Dolphins, Ansa Eeeya are here to remind us of ways in which we can live in joy, excitement, and love. The Goddess speaks of the way in which we are blending into one, the slowly sagging physical, with the divine mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of ourselves. As these are blended, there will cease to be a separation which in turn will bring each individual greater contentment, joy, balance and love within our lives.
And that begins with an acceptance, a deep acceptance that we already ARE love, joy, and swimming in oceans of abundance, even if we are swimming in a tank suit this year!
I have a few spots open for Remote Dolphin Healings in the sunrise swim sessions and sun salutations, which include a group meditation and a grid construction on the sandbar with the wild dolphins in attendance. Dates TBA. Private healings are sold out this year, but if you would like to participate in the group grid healings, you may purchase on Bonanzle via the New Vision Lightworker Etheric Grid Attunement listing or contact me for more information at email@example.com. Treat yourself to a remarkable experience that you will cherish forever!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
What We Need Is Here
by Wendell Berry
Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye, clear.
What we need is here.
I know why the caged bird sings
by Maya Angelou
A free bird leaps on the back
Of the wind and floats downstream
Till the current ends and dips his wing
In the orange suns rays
And dares to claim the sky.
But a BIRD that stalks down his narrow cage
Can seldom see through his bars of rage
His wings are clipped and his feet are tied
So he opens his throat to sing.
The caged bird sings with a fearful trill
Of things unknown but longed for still
And his tune is heard on the distant hill for
The caged bird sings of freedom.
The free bird thinks of another breeze
And the trade winds soft through
The sighing trees
And the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright
Lawn and he names the sky his own.
But a caged BIRD stands on the grave of dreams
His shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
His wings are clipped and his feet are tied
So he opens his throat to sing.
The caged bird sings with
A fearful trill of things unknown
But longed for still and his
Tune is heard on the distant hill
For the caged bird sings of freedom.
image credit: www.birdsasart.com
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Yesterday I was attacked by a troll. I was not under a bridge, nor was I performing in a stage adaptation of a children's fairy tale, or daydreaming in a parallel universe. I was at my desk and I was chatting online in an internet forum. A forum troll is a person who posts a message that is intended to upset, disrupt or insult a person or group. It took me by complete surprise, because I live in a state of awareness where violence is rarely able to find a toe-hold around me.
I happened to be engaged in a discussion about the degradation of the nutritional value in our food sources including contamination, and bio-engineered and genticaly-altered products and concerns about health risks associated with processed and fast foods. These are subjects that interest me and as many of you know, I work with several global projects which focus on education, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture.
Whamm! I won't repeat the name calling and barrage of insults that were flung at me, and at the group in general by the troll. It's simply not important. But what is important is that it got me thinking. I did some research. And, I ended up sending love, not only to the troll, but to the world. I remembered this quote:
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."- the Dali Llama
I would guess that most trolls are feeling weak, sad, perhaps living lonely lives. Disrupting a group, or a community, gives the illusion of power. Like a needy child, for a troll, any response is recognition, and they are most likely unable to distinguish between irritation and admiration; their ego grows directly in proportion to the response, regardless of the form or content of that response. Trolls, although they would never admit it, are looking for love.
As the mother of three grown boys, I learned many years ago that the only way to stop negative attention seeking behavior is to ignore it. And so, I disengaged from the conversation immediately. But I also know that this behavior often happens because someone is feeling neglected or unimportant.
So, I made a donation Heifer. Heifer builds sustainable communities. They've developed a set of global initiatives – areas of emphasis that must be addressed if we’re to meet our mission of ending world hunger and poverty and caring for the earth. They serve those often neglected or deemed unimportant in the world of commerce and capitalism.
From their website, here is a list of the projects that my donation will support:
In a world where land is overused, community members need to learn how to protect and rejuvenate their land, water and other natural resources. Heifer helps by teaching environmentally sound agricultural techniques.
Before any Heifer animal is passed along to a project partner, Heifer trains the new recipient in animal management, using Animal Welfare Guidelines.
In Heifer's view, gender equity is a social justice and human rights issue that directly leads to ending hunger and poverty.
Today, we as a world community, confront AIDS, a virus that in the past 25 years has either infected or killed over 64 million people. It is not only a health issue, as it fractures every sector of society, and for Heifer, it is a prominent concern in the arena of sustainable development. This is why Heifer is incorporating HIV/AIDS education in our community training groups.
Heifer provides both "no-interest living loans" in the form of livestock, as well as small monetary loans to help people start and expand businesses that yield big benefits for families.
Heifer is reconnecting city-dwellers with their food sources, building strong alliances and instilling an entrepreneurial spirit among adults and youth through our Urban Agriculture projects.
As I said, I imagine this troll behavior happens when one is feeling neglected or unimportant. Well, my troll, you are important! By forgetting who you truly are, you helped me to remember who I truly am. Every once in a while I guess I need a catalyst to get moving and engage in projects in which I can open to love, compassion, and forgiveness in new ways. So, I thank you for your kindness.
As the Dalai Llama teaches,"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. "
Sunday, February 1, 2009
There's team spirit at Bonanzle, a refreshing change for sellers migrating from ebay who have felt that they had become more like spectators watching their on-line marketplace storefronts being managed more and more by the venue and less and less by themselves. While Bonanzle expects business owners manage their own businesses, they simply provide the venue, albeit a venue that listens, really listens, to the wants and needs of the sellers who are setting up shop there. How?
A few weeks ago it was announced that sellers who met certain criteria could be "approved" to create and sell Bonanzle-branded merchandise. Why? Well, who wouldn't want that cool Bonanzle logo emblazened across a T-shirt or a coffee mug? It's well known that orange is a happy color, and green, is, well, green, the mantra of the moment for that other grassroots movement that is trying to help save the planet! But there's more...
Scrub everything that's extraordinary!
At Bonanzle.com, you can find everything but the ordinary, including Bonanzle Sudzle soap. No where else, just at Bonanzle. Did I mention that this is a very grassroots effort? Bonanzle members are helping to fund the very features that they vote for as "next up site improvements" by offering branded merchandise. Did I mention that management is incredibly responsive, accountable, hands-on and creative? And that sellers really believe in future of the site?
So, I'm in with Bonanzle Sudzle Bubblz! One dollar from each bar supports Bonanzle site development.
Blended with highest quality ingredients including Ylang and Sandalwood essential oils and soy, coconut, and olive oil, Bonanzle Sudzle soap has a gender-neutral fresh, green, woodsy scent that is calming and relaxing. On the skin, ylang oil has a soothing effect and corrects over-dry as well as overly-oily skin by balancing the secretion of sebum. Sudzle is very luxurious and will leave your skin soft and beautifully conditioned. You can even use it as your shaving soap.
So, Sudzle is really good for you, and really good for Bonanzle, too!
Each hand-cut bar weighs about 2.5 ounces, and measures 1.5 x 3 x .75 (+-) inches. And each bar puts a dollar in the Bonanzle big ideas fund. And this site has lots of big ideas!
So, scrub yourself silly with Bonanzle Sudzle Bubblz! It's more than a bar of soap, it's a little piece of a community of experienced, trusted, forward-thinking, cooperative spirits that you'll enjoy meeting and doing business with. Do visit Bonanzle today!