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Sunday, February 28, 2010

True Colors: Reading the Energy Flows of the Auric Field

When I look at you I see colors. It does not matter if I look at you across the table, or at a photo of your past self. I see what is your true self, now, in living color.  Why? I am looking at your auric field.

Your aura is an energetic field that surrounds and penetrates your physical body and helps to supply your physical body with Universal Life Force Energy. And it helps me to see what work you need to do to be a happy, healthy human!

It is normal, and common, for clairvoyants and healers to "see and read" colors in the energy field around a person. The human aura consists of layers of energy which are vibrating at different rates,  manifesting as different color frequencies. I can sense these with my hands as well, and read the colors thru temperature and density impressions. I am able to both see and feel the flow of Life Force in these layers.

The Etheric level is the most dense vibration. It  holds together your physical incarnation. It is the slowest vibration of seven layers I will describe.  This layer is the blue print of your physical body. You will still experience feeling here if you lose a finger or a limb, known as phantom limb syndrome, because on the etheric level your body is still whole.  This level is also connected to our physical senses including touch, tasting, smell, listening, seeing, and feeling. If energy is weak or damaged on this level, they may experience a physical weakness or early symptoms of disease. You may not function well, have low energy, and dislike physical activity. You may love to eat, but hate to be touched. If this level of your aura is strong and balanced, then you will enjoy physical sensory experiences in balanced and healthy ways. 

The second level of the aura is associated with your feelings and emotions about yourself, and is known as the lower emotional body.  The energy movement here correlates to the feeling you are having about yourself.  If you allow your feelings to flow whether positive or negative, the aura will keep itself balanced, the negative energy being released and transformed.

If you stop yourself experiencing your emotions, or block them with judgement or conditional approval,  then you will stop that flow of energy on the second level connected to the emotions.

The third level of the aura is associated with our logical, conditioned mind and is known as the lower mental body.  When this level is balanced the rational and intuitive mind work together in harmony as one. We then experience clarity, balance, and a sense of knowing.  We feel self accepting, safe and have a sense of personal power. If this level is strong and charged you will have a strong clear mind that serves you well. You will be interested in learning, growing, and embrace change and challenge.

If this level is weak and undercharged, you will lack mental agility and clarity.  You will probably not be interested in intellectual pursuits and be happy to sit with judgements born of outdated beliefs and ideas.  When your thoughts are negative in this level, the energy will travel slower and become darker and distorted. Negative thought forms correspond to our habitual negative thought processes.  They are difficult to change, because they appear to be logical. You will react from a place of fear when challenged.

These negative thought forms can also be affected by stagnated emotions from the second and fourth levels of the aura. The natural state of energy is to be in constant motion, and when this motion is restricted in some way on different levels, any level in between will eventually be affected. When we stop the energy flow on the second and fourth levels the third level energy becomes distorted also. This is a common human condition in today's world, as we struggle to move to a more heart-centered way of relating.

The first three levels of the aura represent the physical, emotional and mental experiences of our world in the physical body. The fourth level of relationships represents the bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds. The higher three levels represent our physical, emotional and mental experiences of our spiritual world.  These are templates for the lower chakras, each higher level serves as a pattern for the corresponding lower levels.

The fourth level of the aura carries our whole world of relationships and is known as the astral body.  From this level we interact with other people, animals, plants, and inanimate objects, Mother Earth, the sun, stars and entire universe.

This is where we hold our feelings about each other.  If I find this level low in energy, it will appear very dark, and will have almost a sticky like feeling to the energy.  This acts like a mucus which will accumulate in the energy field of someone who has a lot of negativity in their aura.  This in turn will have a strong affect on the physical body, causing pain and discomfort, a feeling of heaviness, exhaustion and eventually dis-ease. It can stores toxin much like fat does in a stagnant physical body.

The Fifth level is the level of divine will.  This level contains not only the form of your body, but the form of all other life, the unfolding evolutionary pattern of life that manifests into pattern and form.  The personal experience at this level is not easy to explain, because we lack the vocabulary to describe it.  This Divine Will exists within us all, and is all around us.  You have free will to either align yourself to this divine will or not.

Divine will is the template or pattern for the great evolutionary plan of humanity and the universe.  This template is alive, pulsating and constantly unfolding.  It has a powerful almost inexorable feeling of will and purpose.  To experience it is to experience perfect order.  This is also the level of symbols, and keys to unlocking our potential as co-creators. If you are aligned with the divine will your fifth level will be strong and full of energy.  The patterns within your energy will fit the universal pattern of divine will, you will feel a connectedness with all that is around you, because you will be in your place with your purpose, and synchronized with all places and purposes.You will magnetize all that you desire for your highest good to you as a wise steward of those resources.

If you are not aligned with divine will, the energy on this level will be distorted, it will not fit with the greater Universal pattern.  You may feel totally disconnected to all things that are around you. You will not know your place in the Universal scheme of things or your life purpose. Life will seem a struggle. If you have doubts about your self worth you may experience the fifth level as impersonal and unloving, because on this level your purpose, not your feelings are more important.

If you have negative feelings about yourself as your bring your conscious awareness to this level, you may experience yourself as insignificant, invisible and unimportant.  If this level is weak, there may be a lot of disorder in your life. If this level is weak with low energy, you will not have many spiritual or inspirational experiences. You may be totally unaware of what people are talking about when they discuss it. It is as if sleeping while awake. When this level is under charged it is very difficult for the person to experience anything regarding spiritual nourishment. 

This will cause the sixth level to be undercharged, as the individual does not know that he or she needs spiritual nourishment. In fact it may cause the aura to have a gap between this level and the others, creating a disharmony in the aura. You can begin to charge this level of the aura by simply sitting quietly in meditation for a few minutes a few times a day.

The Sixth level is the level of feelings within the world of spirit; it is the level of our divine love.  Sitting in this level of conscious awareness brings a great calming effect to the body for healing and creation.  It contains the ecstasy within our spirituality.  It is experienced as spiritual love, as joy, elation and bliss! We reach this level of experience by silencing the mind and listening for spirit's whispers. 

Contemplation of this level and meditation on the great evolutionary plan can help greatly to align your life with its purpose and ease the stresses of your personal development.  It means surrendering to who you truly are, and not to what seems right according to others.

You reach into this level through meditation, through the contemplation of art, fine music, by chanting, traditional ritual, or compassionate acts.  Expansion  allows us to commune in brotherhood with all the beings of the spiritual worlds of various dimensions as well as all of humanity, plants and the animals on Earth as light beams emanating from the central light.

The Seventh level is the highest vibration within our immediate energy field. It is made up of an extremely strong golden energy, which forms into an egg shape that surrounds and protects everything within it.  It regulates the proper flow of energy out from the entire aura into space and beyond.  It prevents energy leakage from the aura, as well as penetration by unhealthy energies from outside.  The seventh level holds the entire field together and has amazing strength. This is the barometer that is opened in the Soul Star Earth Star Activation.

This is the level of the divine mind. When it is healthy and we bring our conscious awareness to this level, we experience divine mind within us and enter into the world of the universal Divine Mind Field.  Here we begin to understand and know that we are a great part of the great pattern of life.

It is at this level that at we will start to communicate mind to mind, and heart to heart as perfectly normal.  If this level is strong, charged and healthy, your abilities will include creative ideas  and the understanding of broad overall concepts about existence, the world and its nature.  You will create new ideas and you will know where they fit into the creative field.

If you continually search for higher truth in your life and meditate, all levels of your energy body will bring you creative ideas that may blossom into manifestation on the physical plane.  This includes your health and a full life.  But it is necessary to clear, charge and balance all of the bodies and therefore all the areas of the human experience.  Energy healing focuses on all seven levels of the aura, to start to create that perfect balance within you, and within us all. Heaven on Earth is within us all.

May you be blessed!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Choosing Reflection over Reaction: Tools for Transformation

We are living in challenging times. Yes, times they are a changin'! Human beings are tranforming, whether we want to, like it, or not. Our global economy, climate change, their politics, our politics... the call for compassion, sustainability, human rights...

We Lightworkers have actively been working toward this moment for several decades, and now en masse, humanity's (panicky) collective consciousness is seeking ways to become pro-active rather than reactive to the changes in our lives lest we become totally freaked out!

Recently a client asked me how to best remain calm, focused, and relaxed in the midst of her financial life, relationship life, and spiritual life all in obvious transistions. As we talked, it became obvious that there's really one good answer. Reflect before you act. Expect and respect the unexpected. And, say  "thank you", no matter what.

I approach each day with the attitude that there’s going to be at least one aha moment that will challenge my beliefs or behavior, an important lesson, and probably plenty of teachable moments coming. So I look for them and welcome them as interesting oppportunities for discovery rather than fear or dread them as negative, embarrasing, or stressful.

I also feed my capacity for creativity and innovation by participating in inspiring moments and things I find JOY in doing. I find time to indulge in things that provide sustenance to my  creative soul and curious mind. And, I don't feel guilty about it.  I value play’s ability to keep my mind sharp, agile and open to unpredictable moments. The beauty of play is that the lessons I learned in childhood bubble up and remain valuable in every aspect of my life – communication, problem-solving, ingenuity, innovation, resourcefulness, and creativity – all useful skills to enhance my human potential to be calm, compassionate, and courageous in any given moment.

I believe that good, personal health habits are a must. I eat right, drink plenty of water, get the rest I need when I need it, and I find time to both meditate and walk at least an hour a day. It is a priority. Obstacles can become opportunities when approached with imagination, innovation, and a healthy body, mind and spirit.  A healthy lifestyle ensures that you possess the energy as well as the ability to overcome all things. Yes, we are what we eat. And, we are who we think we are.

You also need a daily commitment, passion, intention, discipline, honest and real effort, patience and belief that your soul's work will be rewarded in time. You gotta trust the process and be committed to your dream even when unexpected change happens. Pray, meditate, then get over it, turn the page. Release it to the Universe. Stop obsessing.

If that sounds unsympathetic, well I guess it may be. But no one serves themselves or anyone else a heaping helping of love and light by playing the victim. Remember: You have the capacity to be tremendously resilient. You possess an ability to be resourceful, creative, healthy, and joyful.
Just say, "thank you."
No matter what...

May you be blessed!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Finding Oshun in a Touchstone Strand of Tachyon Journey Beads

Tachyon Touchstone Strands are a flexible way to enjoy your Journey Beads. They can be held in prayer and meditation, used as a bookmark, or kept in your pocket to touch while you are waiting in line, talking on the telephone, or out walking. But unlike traditional Rosary or Mala Beads, Journey Beads Touchstone Strands are about 8" long. They are designed to discreetly fit in your pocket and palm so you can use them anywhere and in any situation. Touchstone strands are very soothing to the touch, and their energy is lovely, by design!

What follows is not intended to dictate how to pray, but rather is a suggested structure into which you can place your Journey Beads to assist you in creating your own, very personalized prayer, mediation or healing practice. It draws upon the prayer practices of a number of religious and spiritual traditions and seeks to put together a pattern of prayer that you can tailor to your own needs. This practice uses the image of a journey, one form of prayer moving into the next.

Preparation: The first, largest bead provides a way into this prayer journey. While touching it, I gently breathe in and out a few times, recite a passage that centers me and creates a space within for the prayer that is to follow.

In this set, I have chosen a copper washed Murano Glass Tachyon Bead (approx 1.5 x 2 inches) to begin this Touchstone Strand. It is not flat, but slightly curved to please the touch! The Spiral is an ancient and powerful symbol, reflecting this energy known as the oneness, unconditional divine love, and Zero Point energy. The living spiral does not begin or end, it is an ongoing process of the discovery of the essence that connects all things. I relate the spiral to Goddess Energy, the Amber, Carnelian and Copper flow symbolizes Oshun and serves as a beautiful offering.

Entering In: With the four small spiral spacer beads at the beginning of the prayer strand, I enter into this "journey” of prayer. Spacer Beads remind me to breathe, relax, enjoy the moment, and have faith that my journey is unfolding as it should. The spiral is a symbol of the spiritual journey of learning and growing. It seems that life doesn't proceed in a straight line. The path of life more closely resemble a spiral. We seem to pass the same point over and over again but from a different perspective each time. The spiral stands for coming into being.

It can symbolize:

    * Evolution and holistic growth

    * Letting go, surrender, release

    * An awareness of the one within the context of the whole

    * Connectivity and union with universal energies

    * Revolutions of time, stars, planets and the way of natural progress

With each bead I recite (you can assign passages here from any tradition or create your own):

Open my eyes, that I might see your face in everyone I encounter this day, myself included.

Open my ears, that I might hear your voice in whatever forms it takes.

Open my hands, that I might freely give whatever is mine to share.

Open my heart, that I might live and love more fully in you.

I take the time here to be fully intentional about my practice.

Naming: The first Affirmation Bead is for naming the sacred and the holy of your understanding. In traditional prayer terminology, this is praise and thanksgiving. I think of it as naming the places in my life where miracles abound, a chance to "count my blessings,” and a way of beginning my prayer centered in the awareness of the ways in which the holy is happening in my life.

I have chosen black Murano glass beads with copper and white spirals around the bead. These represent the ability to be fully present and grounded, while maintaining the energy of the higher planes.

"I am safe and secure at all times.

I am divinely protected and guided and my way is made smooth and easy.

I am willing to release all my old patterns of fear and insecurity to live with joy and well-being now.

I trust in the process of my life to unfold for my highest good and greatest joy.

I am creating a healthy foundation on which creativity can flourish."

The Three Spiral Spacer Beads: The three small beads between the Affirmation Beads are for "breath prayer.” Many of the world’s religious traditions encourage a short, repetitive prayer tied to the breath. You say one line on the in-breath and a second on the out-breath. Part of the power of a breath prayer is its repetition. Live with it long enough for it to become a part of you.

I repeat, "I am, Oshun"

Knowing: The second Affirmation Bead is for giving voice to the broken, wounded, worried places in your soul. (Traditionally, this is called a prayer of confession.) It is the chance to take a "fearless moral inventory” and to give voice to what lurks in the shadow. Prayer calls on us to be authentic, whole people, and knowing where we are weak and wounded is essential. Here is where deep healing takes root.

Listening: The third Affirmation Bead is for listening to "the voice of quiet stillness” within. This is a chance to sit in the Mystery, gently breathing. (Depending on the tradition, this is called meditation or contemplation.) Far too often, people think of prayer as "talking to the sacred,” forgetting that in any good conversation we must make room to listen as well as speak.

Loving: The fourth and last Affirmation Bead provides a place to bring the concerns of others—family, friends, communities, the world—into your prayer. These prayers of intercession, as they are traditionally called, are a chance to encourage your prayer to move outward. Call to mind people and situations you know who are in need, or sit quietly and see who (or what) comes to mind.

Closing: Whatever I said to enter into my prayer time, I repeat with the four beads at the end of the strand.

Putting It All Together: I carry my beads with me everywhere, and I find that simply touching them brings me into a prayerful, powerful place where I can love and be love in any situation.

I'd love to help you create a set especially for you! We can work with colors and affirmations to assist you or someone you love on the journey to health, happiness, and fulfillment. Design consultation is free of charge. Please visit Journey Beads at Bonanzle.com http://www.Bonanzle.com/JourneyBeads or email me at suberry@myfairpoint.net.

May you be blessed!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Once Upon a Time... Oshun

In 1996, as part of my Reiki Master candidacy, I set up
Reiki programs with several nursing homes in the area.
This was unheard of at the time. Through a community
outreach grant and the activities directors at a few of
the more prestigious places, I was able to send Reiki
practioners into the facilities to give Reiki to residents
free of charge. I had all kinds of documented studies on relaxation and pain relief which I presented to boards of directors, nurses, and MD’s.

I was also able, through Hospice, to attend transitions and provide services ‘til the end if requested. It was all very groundbreaking and heady stuff, and I felt that I was doing important work
bringing alternative and natural care to venues where mainstream medicine and ho-hum care was the norm.

There were newspaper articles about my work, workshops to give, CEUs for nursing staff, and my mastership was assured. I was really something! I could see my future. I had business
cards printed, ordered really nice state-of-the-art body work tables and was ready to set up a practice and hire the office help! So I thought...

One of my first clients was an elderly woman from the Dominican Rebublic ( I think). She did not know how old she was, although I would guess that she was in her late 90’s. She had come to the US as a teen and worked for several generations for a wealthy family from New
York City who summered here in Wolfeboro, the oldest summer resort in America. She loved it here on the lake. And so it was here that she was resting.

Nanny, as she was known, had cared for this family and their children, and now those children, in gratitude and love had made sure she would spend the rest of her life with the best care money could buy. She was a resident in the best nursing home here, with water views, and fine china, and good art in the dining room. Her bed linens were not issued by the laundry service, they were very fine, a European duvet was covered in embroidered eyelet lace. The exquisite antique furnishings in her room were obviously brought in from the lake house. And every week, I noticed a magnificent arrangement of fresh flowers by the window. Hotel lobby size, no carnations.

The smiling faces of generations of tanned, blue-eyed blond children filled the room in silver frames. Some on horses, some with tennis rackets, in caps and gowns, and some, in wedding gowns, all with Nanny.

She had her hair done every week, and she wore matching Laura Ashley gowns and robes and wore an expensive gold watch, little diamonds in her ears. This was no one’s servant, this was someone’s beloved mother. This was a queen. Now I realize her room and her body, a temple to the Goddess, but how could I have known then? Even they who built it, and maintained it, did not know.

Several strokes had left Nanny with garbled speech and little mobility. She did not mix with the other residents nor did she take part in activities. And although her mind was still pretty sharp, her frail body was withering, and she waited for the spirits of ancestors of her Dominican Republic family to come for her and finally bring her home. I never met her New York family, although I suppose in the end they came for her too.

Nanny did not want the clergy to visit nor did she want the dog lady to bring in the great golden retriever who lavished affection on the residents. She did, however, want an appointment to see the healer.

And that was me.

In those days I was very professional. I would play whale songs and flutes on my little portable CD player and focus on hand positions, carefully listening with my hands. I never brought crystals with me. Never spoke of spirit guides. I was careful not to come across too witchy or new-age. I was after federal grant money, after all.

Nanny was just bones in her bed to the untrained eye, but my hands sensed amazing life force contained in that little body. It was very different energy from any other of the nursing home residents which usually felt very flat, depressed or depleted. I was awestruck at her vibrancy! At
the end of our first session she smiled and said, “thank you Oshun.”
“Susan,” I said.

Of course, I assumed (because of her disability or English as her second language) could not
say Susan and what did I care? She was peaceful, not in any pain and she enjoyed our time together. She wanted me to come back. My ego was gratified. I kept notes, documenting it all for an eventual grant.

Each time, I tried to tell her that my name was Susan (soon to be famous Susan, friend of Deepak Chopra and Bill Moyer, right!) And each time I came to give her Reiki treatments she thanked Oshun. Susan. Oshun. Susan. Oshun.

I came to see that her vibrancy was very heart centerd. It was her love force. It was the children she cared for, the beauty of the lake that she loved. Her gratitude for being loved, for having loved. Her life force was her love force. I wrote that down. I was profound!

Toward the end of her life she seemed to gain a little strength, and one day she reached out and took my hand. “Oshun,” she said and I felt a wave of energy shoot through me. Try as I might I could not flow anything to her. Some Reiki Master.

She wanted me to return though and I did but I was beginning to doubt my abilities.

From that day forth I was on the receiving end with Nanny, and luckily I was just wise enough, and just open enough to finally accept it without guilt or judgement. I changed. I remembered.

Why my conditioning and discipline as a Reiki Master Candidate didn’t get in the way remains a mystery. But I allowed the mystery to unfold and Nanny continued to thank Oshun. Then one day, while browsing thru a book about Tarot card decks at Barnes and Noble I discovered that Oshun was a Goddess!

I was able to tell Nanny that I had discovered Oshun and that I understood what she was trying
to tell me. I studied. It was all very different, yet so familiar. I told her about Venus, Istar, Kali. Yemayacame to me in dreams. Oya, Oshun. I began to understand.

Oshun’s holy day is September 11. I told Nanny that was my birthday. She nodded, she knew. She told me pieces of the stories of her remembering. I told her there were similar stories in the Hopi tradition, Zen wisdom tales, and Bilblical parables. She knew. I knew.

She would take my hand and give me her gift. The transmissions were always the same, very distinct energy, although they lasted only a few seconds. An hour long Reiki session seemed ridiculous, infantile, when this energy could be passed in an instant. I began to question everything I knew about spiritual and mind/body healing modalities, including Reiki. It was apparent that I would become a Master of Nothing but Questions.

One day I asked her how she did that. Her answer was simple. “Love you.”

Nanny passed with her hand in mine. I felt her go in a flash of love. She simply became love. In one instant, like light, she was only love. I will never fear death because Nanny showed me how to do it. She was simply restored.

But she gave me lots to fear and and lots to get over in life. She set me upon a path where I confronted my ideas of what a Master is and is not. What a healer is. What spirituality can be. What life is for. What threads connect us all.

Search, abandon. God, Goddess. Create, dissolve. Intellectualize, forget. Finally, all that was left
was the power of love. And the Spirit of Oshun.

Much of this story remains untold because there is no language suitable for miracles. I hold much experience sacred in silence where it belongs. Nanny is one of my greatest teachers, and I have been blessed with some profound ones. Nanny was Priestess, Healer, Teacher, Friend.

I share this story primarily because I want you to keep your heart open, especially when you think you are on the path, doing the do, walking the talk. When you think you are it.
That’s when you need to get ready to re-evaluate in a big way.

Whenever you interact with anyone, remember, by design, each one of us has a profound gift to give another just at the right, life-altering moment. I might have become just another Reiki Master with a massage therapist and accupuncturist sharing space in a strip mall if I had not met Nanny. That's what I wanted to be! That was my highest calling, a dream come true! I never would have become an ebay psychic or swam naked with dolphins and study with Taino elders, or create Oshun Spirit Fragrance Oil, or...

And, I might have even feared an ancient tradition or two, locked in judgement and a false sense of superiority, if I had not embraced the appearance of Oshun in my life.

Like I said, I was just barely wise enough to not let ego and emotion get in the way of a life altering experience. Nanny joyfully possesed Oshun’s dancing spirit, I saw her fully present in the last breath of a tiny, crippled woman. I saw the Goddess in her, I know.

So, instead of becoming a Master I became a student.
Oh, I had the certificate, but it was more of a birth certificate than anything else. The Goddess had taken my hand, literally. She had awakened me to the power of love.

In the hours I sat with Nanny, gazing out her big picture window at the lake, looking at her framed photographs, smelling her roses and lillies, smoothing her beautifully coiffed hair, I also sat with Oshun. With beauty. With harmony. With the love emotion of the initiated. With the knowledge that love is the only question, the only answer, the only prayer.

May you be blessed!

Image credit: www.gods-heros-myth.com/gallery/jessica/oshun.jpg

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Gratitude to the Ancient Spirits, the Ancestors, and to Grandmothers with Valentines cookies

My grandmother came to wish me a happy Valentines day. I know this because I smelled the lovely spritz cookies she used to make for me in the shapes of hearts, x's and o's (kisses and hugs). And as I sat in a moment of gratitude, a flock of yellow finches descended into my garden and filled the feeders. Before she passed I told her I would always think of her and feed the finches, it was a joy we shared even in her last days.

Our ancestors are all around us, and though they live outside our dimension of time they are able to come into our world when they choose to. I believe that the spirits of those deceased continue to live in the natural world and have some ability to influence the fate of the living through protection of the family.

"Ancestor Worship" is the one of human history's oldest and most basic religious beliefs although it has no formal doctrines and is ordinarily an aspect of some larger religious system. Ancestor Worship was born of the value placed and the karmic ties that exist between the past, the present and the future.

I invite my ancestors, those known and unknown to me, to be present in my garden, at my medicine wheel, at my altar. Honoring the ancestors is our connection to the past and may be our most direct path to a better future. It is said that the dead live on and are able to influence the lives of later generations who are open to the original family blueprint and purpose. Invocation and offerings are important rituals that can open communication through dreams, meditation, channeling, and even by possession. Many traditions teach that our ancestors reincarnate through their descendants.

In some Asian cultures, the continuity of the family and reverence for the wisdom of the elders seeks to honor the work, memories, and sacrifice of the deceased. Ancestor worship is also practiced in West Africa, Malaysia and Polynesia, and has been traced to the ancient Egyptians and Romans. One of the basis of Ancestor Worship is the belief that those who have gone before have a continual and beneficent interest in the affairs of the living. Also, uneasiness and fear of the dead have inspired practices to placate them. In either case, elaborate altars dedicated to the worship and honor of the ancestors can be found around the globe. Some families assign members to tend to them everyday as a full-time job.

Our attitudes toward the spirits of those passed might range from love, respect, and trust, feelings of reverence and gratitude, to outright fear. But I believe our ancestors compel us, the living, to uphold the ethical standards and original intent of past generations tracing back to the ancient ones. If nothing else, a bit of gratitude to those who paved our ways encourages respect for elders, family harmony and stability.

My grandmother stopped by today to say, "I love you." She brought me cookies. I know that she has maintained contact with me in order to warn me of danger and to give advice and help in my times of greatest need. She is my guardian angel beyond any doubt. But today she only wished to watch me enjoying the finches we both love. My altar, of plastic tubing and Nyger seeds, good enough, holy enough.

May you be blessed!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Power up your dreams with Journey Beads and positive affirmations

Are you prepared to free yourself from your limiting insecurities and judgements and replace them with belief that you have unlimited potential? If you can honestly answer yes, I challenge you to grow using the power of positive affirmations and Tachyon energy.

Without question, positive affirmations can lift your life and help you achieve your goals. Such affirmations send your message to the Universe, and the compassionate Universe listens and responds in the positive manifestation of your desires in time... but often first we must come thru karmic balancing and lessons that we experience as difficult, resisting and judging the energy fields which surround them until we turn our attention away.

There is a way to break through these barriers.

Tachyon fields have an extraordinary healing and harmonizing effect. They can harmonize all energy fields brighten the energy matrix which shapes our mental, emotional, etheric and physical bodies. This affects our physical health and well-being but also impacts the aura and our ability to magnetize the energy necessary to realize our goals, dreams and visions.

More than simple adornment, Tachyon Journey Beads have meaning, intent, and purpose! Journey Beads also fit your existing Pandora, Troll, Biagi, Chamilia and European-style jewelry so you can add supportive and protective energies to pieces you already own and love!

So, decide on a goal. Spend a few minutes in a relaxing environment focussing on your real desire. Now, believe without fear that your desire will come true. Know that you truly deserve what you are asking for, without guilt.

Remember, always create your affirmation in present tense. Place yourself in the situation as you want it (to talk about it in future tense will mean your desire is always waiting to happen.) Keep your affirmation short and specific. Focus on one key element at a time, without the clutter of many desires all at once. Now, let your affirmation go with love and trust.

I find that first thing in the morning or last thing at night when I am most relaxed are good times to use affirmations. Our minds are also open to absorbing behavior-changing patterns in walking and sitting meditations.

Dedicate your energy to a physical manifestation every time you repeat your affirmation to anchor it in the material plane. I particularly like wearing and carrying the Tachyon Journey Beads, and find that simply touching them—while walking, or waiting, or driving—brings me into that powerful place of affirmation and manifestation.

May you be blessed!

Chakra Balancing Bracelet available at Journey Beads on Bonanzle.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

SAD? Brighten your Spirit and Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder with Color!

Learning about and using color's qualities and properties can enhance your spirit, improve your health, and even expand your consciousness. Known as chromo therapy, color therapy, is used to restore balance wherever our bodies are lacking energy, be it in physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental bodies, or in the auric field that is an energy field that surrounds you. I have long used crystal healing and colored light therapy in conjunction with Reiki during my sessions with clients, and I work with color during my own personal meditations.

Add positive affirmations to light, and you've created a very powerful tool to create and maintain balance in your life!

In each layer of your aura there are different colors that may be used for clearing and re-balancing your energy field. A skilled practitioner does an aura scan or aura reading to determine the health and wellbeing of your spirit– which in turn influences your mind, emotions and physical health. (This can be done over distance as effectively as in person.) When the spirit is is harmony, there is an opening in clearing and healing all aspects of your life.

Color is simply a form of visible light, of electromagnetic energy. Light is the visible reflection off the particles in the atmosphere. Color makes up a band of these light wave frequencies from red at 1/33,000th's of an inch wavelength to violet at 1/67,000 of an inch wavelength. Below red lie infrared and radio waves. Above it: the invisible ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma rays. We all understand the impact of ultraviolet and x-rays... so of course the light we are able to see as color impacts us as well.

How we "feel" about color is more than psychological. The last decade has proven that lack of color, or more specifically, light, causes millions to suffer each winter from a mild depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Because of the complex way in which exposure to various colors acts via the brain upon the autonomic nervous system, exposure to a specific color can even alter physiological measurements such as blood pressure, electrical skin resistance and glandular functions in your body. And they most certainly can affect how we feel on a day-to-day basis.

Wearing faceted crystal beads is an easy and effective way to flood the aura with healing light and color frequencies. Please visit the Journey Beads storefront on Bonanzle
and the informational thread which includes a basic color therapy guide. Of course, I am happy to help you create a piece of jewelry or touchstone strand which will be perfectly suited to your wellness goals.

May you be blessed!


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and, our 90 second Holiday video