Posts Tagged ‘Energy Medicine’

Energy Psych (Tapping) Going Mainstream

November 22, 2012

Thanks largely to David Feinstein, who tirelessly wrote up research on EFT till the rutted peer-reviewed minds of the APA could no longer deny the Magic, “Energy Psychology” (Tapping) is starting to go mainstream.

That’s good news.  It’ll help a lot of people.  It’s past time.  Let’s not forget Thanksgiving to Gary Craig, Dawson Church, and Nick and Jessica Ortner.  While we’re on the subject of Energy Medicine, here’s an interesting finding on Reiki and one on Lyme Disease.


November 4, 2012

Juanita sums things up very well…

and includes (scroll down) a video on November from Lee Harris that you don’t want to miss.

I would add,

Listen to your Body!

And I mean really Listen.  Where in your body do you feel the Fear?  Jaw?  Belly?  Bowels?  Heart?  Compassion consists of being Present with, and that means to give full Attention without judgment.  When I ask you to pay Attention to your Left Thumb, notice where “you” are – are “you” in your Eyes looking at your Left thumb, in your Heart sensing your Thumb, in your Index Finger touching your Thumb?  Or are “you” in your Thumb?  Is it a different experience when I ask you to BE your Left Thumb?

Scan your Body for any pain, discomfort, or tension.  You might find several Places.  Pick one.  Now put as much of your Attention as you can muster into that Place.  If your Attention isn’t Loving Attention, make it so.  Notice where “you” are.  If you aren’t already, then BE that Place in your Body.  Move right into the absolute center of that Place, and just sit there.  If there’s anything hard or cold, just imagine it softening and warming.  If you’re dealing with pain, it may be surrounded by a ball of Fear, and you may not be able to get to the Place.  That’s okay; just BE the ball of Fear.  Soften it and warm it.  For serious pain, it may take you several days of doing this before you can penetrate the Fear and actually be Present with the Place itself.  Guess what happens when you do get there?  No more pain!

This is a simple practice, but you can do Miraculous things with it.  Like Juanita and Lee and the Grand Trine all point out, the New Paradigm Energies are descending very intensely, and whatever it is in your own Life/Body that’s going on, that’s what it means for you to adapt to them.  As within, so without, it’s All One.  Change your Life circumstances by changing the quality of your Attention to the Place in your Body that lights up when those circumstances arise.  Could be not even in your Body, but out in your Aura somewhere.  And don’t underestimate how far your Energy Body can stretch.

It takes practice, but you have total control over your Attention.  If your thoughts distract you, locate them in your Body and give them your full Loving Attention.  Not the content, but the Body Part that’s doing the thinking.  If your emotions demand your Attention, find them in your Body and BE that place in your Body.  Thoughts and emotions are Energy Fields, like the Aurora Borealis or Australis, and they’ll drag you all over the Planet and waaay beyond.  But there’s a thinker and an emoter in your Body or Aura.  Find them, and give them your full, soft, warm, Loving Attention.  You are not your thoughts or your emotions.  In fact, there’s an excellent chance that they aren’t even yours.  You do think and feel.  Where in your Body does that happen?  It might not be the same place every time.

Once you’ve fully merged with a pain or discomfort or tension in your Body, it will move.  Another Place will ask for your Attention.  Follow it, move to the next Place.  When your pain or discomfort moves, you know you’ve succeeded in giving it the Loving Attention it was asking for.  Your Body has lots and lots to tell you.  There is a fluid that bathes all of your Cells, and that fluid is directly connected to the Zero Point Field, and directly connected to all of the information in the Universe.  Your mind could never sort all that out to decipher what’s important, but your Body does just that, all the time, every moment, whether “you” are awake or asleep.

It’s not like you’re wanting to harvest any specific information from this process, though you may well.  Your intention is Curiosity.  What will happen if I give Loving Attention to that Place in my Body that’s asking for my Attention?  Loving Attention Heals.  Your intention is to be Present with the Miracle that is your material form, one Place at a time, following wherever it calls.

Zinc Arsenate, called Adamite.  Focus, Attention, finding what’s most important and responding to it directly.  Remember it’s Saturn, Ceres, and Chiron-Neptune in the Grand Trine: Sustaining (Ceres) Focus (Saturn) on the Changes (Chiron-Neptune).  That’s where the Grace lies.  Focus on your Body’s reactions to the Changes, moment to moment.  Your Body has Wisdom far beyond your ability to imagine.

Tapping on What Ails Ya

October 29, 2012

Award-winning nurses María Eugenia Solórzano, Doris Arguedas, Graciela Chavarría and Patricia Solano, pictured here with psychiatrist Patricia Montero, MD (center)
The “Magician” Nurses of Costa Rica Use EEM
I’m repeating this from Donna Eden‘s Energy E-News newsletter…
Four nurses in a government hospital in Costa Rica started to use meridian tapping behind closed doors.  They called it a new kind of relaxation therapy, but after several months they were called by the physicians in the psychiatric unit, who asked them what they were doing.  The doctors had become aware that the nurses patients no longer needed anxiety or sleep medication, and several of their patients were ready to be weaned off anti-depressants.  So the nurses confessed that their new therapy combined EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) with Donna’s 5-Minute Daily Energy Routine.
Even though it was considered quite strange, they were encouraged to go on with what they were doing.  Now, four years later, they have been nicknamed The Magicians.  They get referrals from throughout the hospital and are also frequently asked to help reduce the stress levels of their colleagues.  More than half of psychiatrist referrals now explicitly indicate “please apply EFT.”  The four nurses recently received the “Spreading the Word” award from the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.

Jupiter and Saturn

July 29, 2012

I can tell when my Consciousness has grown – which is the same thing as an Identity shift or a change in frequency – when I get lost in my own neighborhood, or have to work to recall familiar things.  This morning I had to review each item in the fridge; it took me a while to remember what was what, to differentiate the Beet Soup from the Raspberry Vinaigrette and the Guacamole from the Peanut Sauce.  You might blame a minor ischemic event or an excess of Cider or a Walk-In (any one of which might have similar characteristics), but I can tell from Anne’s Weekly Weather, the sequence we documented yesterday, and last night’s Dreams, that this is a change of Trance.  Always cause for celebration!

You don’t change Trance dynamically (by doing), it’s magnetic (by being), it has to be approached indirectly.  The Great Earth Changes give us the certainty that the Male and Female are rebalancing, because without a big dose of the magnetic Feminine, we simply won’t make the transition.  We’ll be pixellated, like in Star Trek, but we’ll re-form in some other dimension, as somebody’s Walk-In.  Then we’ll really hafta go through the fridge.  If there’s any sense in which we do re-form at all.  The YouCan’tChange hypnosis is part and parcel of the Patriarchy Trance.

Hairy Dent’s review of the demographic cycles reminds us about the Jupiter-Saturn Cycle.  We haven’t seen any major Jupiter-Saturn Angles for a little while, so we forget to check its progress.  Jupiter-Saturn makes 20-year Cycles.  The Initiations fall into the same Element for a century of two, then shift into the next Element.  The Industrial Revolution was characterized by Jupiter-Saturn Initiations in the Earth Element.  When the Supercycle shifts, the Cycles stutter – after the chain of Earth-Element Initiations, there is one Air-Element Initiation and then one last Earth-Element Cycle, before the long chain of Air-Element Cycles begins.

The first Air-Element Jupiter-Saturn Cycle was in 1980, just as the “microcomputer,” as we used to call them, was introduced.  Then the final Earth-Element Initiation occurred in May 2000, the same month that the “tech boom” imploded.  So we’re just past halfway through the final Earth-Element Cycle.  The Earth Element is about materiality, while the Air Element is about intellectuality.  So here in the Swan Song of Earth as we knew it, we’re basically deciding what it is about materialism that we want to take with us into a century or two where mentality trumps materiality and your lawn no longer determines your status in the ‘hood.  Won’t that be a change of Trance.  Kinda lends a new tint to the new Chiron-Neptune paradigm.

What’s the essence of the  current Cycle, as measured by the Sabian Symbol of the year-2000 Initiation?

“A jewelry shop filled with valuable gems.”

Doesn’t that make sense.  We’re shopping for the jewels that Matter.

Well, the halfway point of a Cycle is an Opposition, which fell into March of 2011.  We’re kinda weird, in the sense that we don’t like most folks do consider the Opposition to be the Culmination of a Cycle, but rather the PhitilePhi, or 222 anda half degrees, is the Golden Angle of Sacred Geometry.  The Sign-anda-half between the Opposition and the Phitile is partytime, when we enjoy the fruits of the Cycle.  But once we’re past the Phitile, the main program is about clearing away any attachments we have to the old Cycle (let alone the Supercycle – namely, the Industrial Revolution, aka materialism), so we have a clean slate when we get to the next one.

Somebody once asked me why Vedic astrology is deterministic, as if we’re fated to live it out.  My answer was, yes, if you’re unconscious, you’re definitely going to succumb to that Karmic (inertial) fate.  We only gain free will, to the extent that we do, by becoming Conscious of the patterns that have previously been part of the wallpaper for us.  You can count the Muggles that are trying to force us back to the Old Testament on the Human Rights front, where you have an elite Chosen Race that has earned its totalitarian Patriarchy by its virtuous resistance to homosexuality and birth control.  These poor folks are still stuck back in the previous Uranus-Pluto Cycle, the one that began in early 1901 –

“Seagulls fly around a ship in expectation of food.”

Scavengers, expecting to live high on the backs of the rest of us, while condemning us for wanting food stamps.

When we look up the Phitile for the current Jupiter-Saturn Cycle, what do we get?  July 2012.  Isn’t that interesting.  So our review of the advantages of materialism with all of its mod cons has finished, and we’re heading into the Void.  Maybe I was reviewing the contents of the fridge cuz the fridge won’t be with us for long.  The 2020 Cycle that Initiates our looong chain of Air Cycles – where does that Initiation take place?  In the first degree of Aquarius,

“An old adobe Mission in California.”

What does this tell us?  It’s reminiscent of the nascent Chiron-Neptune anthem,

“Fresh violets in an ancient pottery bowl.”

When the Conquistadors came to California, it was the “Serengeti of North America,” a cornucopia of wildlife, and guess who was at the top – Mr. Griz.  So in the next decade, the Bears win out.  Where does that leave us now?

Just because we know the outcome, doesn’t mean we can cheat the Void.  We still have to drop into expectationlessness, the only way to squeeze a positive result out of the unfettered Potentiality that defines the Void.  Jupiter-Saturn has taken on the trappings of an economic Cycle because of Money.  Before the Industrial Revolution, when we had Community instead of Money, the Tenth House of Career was not about what you did to earn Money, it was about how you served your Community and how it served you.

Jupiter and Saturn really define the parameters of the social organization that prevails.  The economics are supposed to be only a small part of that.  The economics came to dominate because Money replaced Community.  Looking back, we can see both the social and the economic elements…

1981 – Having passed thru narrow rapids, a canoe reaches calm water
1961 – A Nature Spirit dancing in the iridescent mist of a Waterfall
1941 – A Red Cross Nurse
1921 – A group of aristocratic ladies meeting ceremonially
1901 – In a hospital a children’s ward is filled with toys

Those feel a little too True, don’t they.  Most of the time in this blahg, we’re wallowing around in the Unconscious, where everything is pretty misty and vague, and where Opposites are Equals.  But Jupiter and Saturn hang out in plain sight, and live and breathe duality.  1981, by the way, was when Volcker saved the US economy from the twenty years of “stagflation” – inflation without economic growth – that LBJ supposedly created by trying to run the Vietnam War and the Great Society at the same time.  Interesting relative to Hairy’s theses.

We learn in elementary economics courses that you can’t have “Guns and Butter” – war and social welfare – at the same time, because it produces inflation.  Clearly LBJ lived that thesis, and Obomba would like to.  But looking at the record, it’s not at all clear that LBJ really spent us into stagflation; we may need to pay more attention to Hairy than to elementary economics.  How many politicians do you know who are talking about “Butter” – that is, social welfare?  The choices we’re being given are either “Guns” or “Guns and Butter,” but nobody’s talking about cutting back on the Guns.  Maybe the media ownership and this trend are involved…

Eisenhower’s famous “military-industrial-congressional complex” has indeed taken over, and they have no interest in the welfare of the people.

This is from Charles Klotsche‘s book Color Medicine

“[Color medicine] is not governed by laws of the physical plane alone – at least as third-dimensional man relates to them.  It is not definable in lineal, rational terminology, nor does it contain the restrictions or finite boundaries set up by the preconceived, often distorted assortment of human beliefs.  When one assumes a multidimensional attitude toward [healing] that is open for events beyond the laws of the physical plane, then much of the sophisticated technology developed by those who are attached mainly to the physical world and its inherent trappings becomes obsolete.”

Take out [Color medicine] and put in [This New Paradigm], and take out [healing] and put in [the future], and I think it’s fairly clear – we may have no need for a fridge.

Phlogopite is one of my favorite Micas, and I love Micas!  Micas are Phyllosilicates, made up of sheets of Silicate units like Phyllo dough.  Phlogopite is Potassium Magnesium Aluminum Phyllosilicate Hydroxide Fluoride.  All common ingredients, but making an uncommon cake.

Highly Recommended

June 15, 2012

Gary Craig is an engineer who founded the process that is currently called “EFT” – tapping to the cognoscenti – and for many many years basically “gave it away” – sold very extensive VHS and DVD and digital copies of his work for cost, or for free.  Then he retired.  When he did, “EFT” went off in as many different directions as there were practitioners, most of whom are right on, just different, and recommended.  As you well know, I often reference the branch that Nick and Jessica Ortner have nurtured, cuz it’s simple, I use it constantly, and it works for me.  But I personally don’t know of any EFT branch that I’d discount for any reason.

The old standby “EFTUniverse” website has been adopted by others (chiefly Dawson Church and David Feinstein), and they’re doing fine work, for example documenting EFT success in ways that mainstream shrinkology can’t reject cuz it’s written in their language.  But today’s glorious news is that

Gary is back!!

He’s returned from retirement with a new website, and quite a fabulous story to introduce it…

Highly, highly recommended!

Stress Reduction

March 23, 2012

Nick Ortner, of The Tapping Solution and World Tapping Summit fame, has put a nice introductory article on the scienterrific aspects of EFT onto Huffandpuffpost,

For instance,

Research suggests that EFT may be so effective because of its perceived ability to balance out the nervous system, leveling off the activity of the parasympathetic and sympathetic regions.  Responsible for promoting cell regeneration and relaxation, the parasympathetic region helps to slow your heartbeat, support digestion, and more.  The sympathetic system, on the other hand, prepares you for vigorous physical activity by speeding up your heart, constricting your pupils, and so on.   As noted in [Feinstein and] Church’s study, imbalance between these two regions is associated with a long list of health issues, from high blood pressure and heart problems (most often seen in those with an overactive sympathetic region), to depression, fatigue, and weakened immune response (in those with excessive parasympathetic activity).

The Huff&puff article includes a link to a pdf of an article on gene expression by David Feinstein and Dawson Church (David being Donna Eden’s husband, in case you didn’t know).  The article also includes a link to a free copy of Nick’s ebook on tapping.

And of course it’s Nick’s sister (and collaborator in much of his work) Jessica that does our favorite quick tapping instruction video…

Tap on!


March 18, 2012

Lest we forget how infinitesimally little we are able to perceive with our “first” five scienterrifically-accepted senses (and speaking of Edges), here’s a coupla “news flashes” from NASA…

Now contrast that with Jim Oschman‘s equally scienterrific view that each of our Mitochondria has immediate and direct access to all of the information/ energy in the Universe via the Zero Point Field.  Of course that can be blocked by Toxins and Held Emotion – which explains why kids lose their goddess-connection and ability to discern and speak truth (ie, “the darnedest things”) as they get socialized.


December 25, 2011

“I feel as if I’ve drunk a gallon of high octane coffee these days…revving up towards a ‘flying off into space’ feeling.  

“I hear you say…’pour love into the sensation’….If I only could find the opening…I would….love and peace…”

Sounds like it’s not fully comfortable, eh?  The Canaries hereabouts are feeling some of that too.  Tapping might reduce some of the discomfort.  One of the Bach Flower Essences could be helpful – I been using Elm to help channel some of the excess Energy into productive activities.  I highly recommend these Calm Drops from Historical Remedies, though they’re quite subtle.  (Their Pick-Up Drops are indispensable for a reliable fast alertness hit when yer drowsy and need to be awake.)  And of course there’s Natural Vitality’s Natural Calm to balance Calcium and Magnesium, which Bryan deFlores first recommended to me as a way to help tune the body to a higher vibration.

But yes, finding the opening, always a challenge.  My First Teacher would have advised, “Well, what if you did know?”, which is to say, you really do know the answer intuitively, but your intellectual mind is rejecting the answer.  So you just ask yourself or your Guides, What if I did know… and then accept the first answer that pops into your mind.  If you catch a fleeting thought of No, that can’t be it, then you know you’re on the money.

Or, you could try the Lost Car Keys Trick, where you Ask for what you need, then put your full Attention on something utterly different, so yer “left brain” gets diverted to open a space for yer “right brain” to remind you.  Of course that’ll work with any of the PIAVAs (Pray, Intend, Ask, Visualize, Affirm), but the most important part is Changing the Subject so you can get outa yer own way – you wouldn’t be Asking if it wasn’t yer birthright, and you wouldn’t have to Ask if you already enjoy it and take it for granted.  So you know automatically that it’s a part of yerself that’s standing in yer way.  Changing the Subject, putting yer Attention fully off of What You Want and have Asked For, anesthetizes yer self-saboteur.

Not that self-sabotage is inappropriate.  Yer self-saboteur is there for a very good reason, to protect you from harm.  You can sneak one past them once in a while, but if you want to make a life change, then you’ll have to sit yer self-saboteur down in the opposite chair and start some serious win-win negotiations – you need to fully understand their positive intention, so you can trade yer own willingness to consciously assist them in their mission for their assistance in creating what you want.  They’re obviously very powerful – look what they’ve held back from you all yer life!  But that’s all just for general-purpose PIAVAing, not likely something you’ll be needing just to discover the opening!

Now revving up is what Chakras do, and when they don’t rev at the same rate, that gets discomfortable.  You mention coffee (3rd-5th), flying off into space (7th), love (4th), sensation (2nd), and wanting to find (6th) the opening (1st) – that covers the gamut pretty well.  Gives us lots to play with, as you can try pouring love into one Chakra after the other, just to see if any makes a difference.

The “lost” or unfound Chakra is the opening (Root) – start there, by extending a cable to the center of Mother Earth, allowing Her to pour her love into you!  There’s also a sense of feeling more Power than you know what to do with, so it would be a good guess to pour love into your 8th Chakra or Power Rings (think Halo), and try as well extending a firehose to the Center of the Galaxy, to allow Him to pour his love into you!  Or, if you discover that this is exactly the issue, you can try shrinking the firehose to a garden hose.  Or better yet expanding the cable to Mom, to one of those that holds up the Golden Gate Bridge.  These days it may not behoove to limit the Galactic Energy stream, it may be better to increase our Grounding – and/or vice versa!

The gender-associations are ephemeral, don’t let them get stuck.

You could also approach it via the Meridians, and try sedating Triple Warmer, but that’s a whole nother chapter.

I mean, if the Galactic Center-Pluto-Winter Solstice folks are right (and it’s always Both/And, right?), then Mom and Dad are locked in the throes of conceiving Earth 2, so it’s not at all surprising that us relatively nanoscale entities on Mom’s skin are thrown all outa Balance!  It’s getting hotter and sweaty, with lotsa bouncing around, and we could get crushed – or, if She’s on top, we could easily get thrown off entirely!  Important to stay Grounded to Her, eh?  Remember when our Ancestors stayed in the Caves for generations?

Dolomite is Calcium-Magnesium-Carbonate.  The orange tint could come from Iron or Manganese “impurities,” as straight Dolomite is usually white.   Calcium and Magnesium are intricately involved with the Sodium-Potassium cycles in the body, and are critical not just for the Bones and Nerves, but for the operation of Muscles as well, particularly the Heart Muscle.  Carbonate balances the body’s pH, which balance is essential for health.  So is yer body asking for more Magnesium?  Could well be.  Chard and Spinach are the best sources, but then, it’s Winter in the Northern Half, so Pumpkin Seeds are the next-best choice.  Collards work, as do Flax, Mustard, Sunflower, and Sesame Seeds, plus Ginger, Quinoa, Buckwheat, Black and Pinto Beans, and Beets if yer root cellar is in order.  Or, any fresh or leafy Green Veggies you can import.  Too much Magnesium produces diarrhea.

Who among us gets enough Calcium?  It is possible to get too much, and George says 2500 mg (10 cups of Spinach or 13 oz of Cheese) every day is probably too much for most of us.  Spinach and Collards are best, with Yogurt, Cheese, Milk, Cabbage, Garlic, Sesame and Mustard Seeds, and Crimini Mushrooms good Winter substitutes.  Susun Weed, as is her wont, has a different take on Calcium that’s well worth Attention.  Got any Oatstraw around?  Or dried Nettles?  They make a great Tea, especially with a bit of dried Horsetail (some folks believe that the body is capable of coverting Silicon to Calcium).

Splitting Off

December 23, 2011

I’m seeing signs of a qualitative shift in the Energies over the last week or so, and if as some claim the “real” astrological correlate of “2012” is the alignment of Pluto with the Galactic Center on the 2012 Winter Solstice, then certainly the 2011 Winter Solstice would be only a Hare’s Breath away from the same configuration.  My own ephemerides (an ephemiris, plural ephemerides, is a table of where the planets are when) don’t tell that tale, but evidently others’ do.  And if the Two-Earths hypothesis holds, then a qualitative shift toward Delicious should be accompanied by a qualitative shift toward Bummer, right?  If we have our eyes open, that is.  As you should know by now, I still like to differentiate Clarity from Denial, even though it’s dancing on the head of a pin.  I just think it’s important for walking the spiritual path with practical feet.  And Both/And.

So what do my ephemerides tell me?  That Vesta is crossing Chiron-Neptune.  Chiron-Neptune, remember, is that once-in-65-years event that happened in February 2010, following a several-year high-drama buildup, that we variously referred to as a rather large Change of Paradigm, and the Edge between Despair and Miracle.  Chiron represents a Healer that can only heal through a complete Change of Paradigm.  Kinda like the Multiple who has cancer in one personality and doesn’t in another – what Academia labels as pathology is what we label as Heuristic.  Just shows you the Limitation that Judgment produces, whether you label your Judgments as Scienterrific, “Moral,” Necessary, or Defensive.

And Neptune symbolizes our relationship with anything and everything that’s larger than ourself, which I usually shorten to our relationship to God, whomever She is.  Unknowable at the very least.  Hence a rather large Change of Paradigm,  a Healing that heals by changing our relationship to God.  Vesta, meanwhile, symbolizes that which we hold sacred.  Not scared, sacred.  I usually think of Vesta as that which we, individually, hold sacred.  Different for each of us, and obviously varying with time.  I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Hufolk have a drone orbiting Vesta as we speak.  Or that, when it’s done looking up Vesta’s skirt, it’ll zip off next year to gather carnal knowledge of Ceres, the Goddess of Sustainability.  It/We get to sustainability by 2015, which, again coincidentally, is the span – 2012-2015 – that Uranus and Pluto take to execute their dosado.

When the Chiron-Neptune event was exact, Vesta stood opposite them.  So now Vesta comes round to embrace them, and it’s not at all unreasonable to see Vesta as a trigger for Chiron-Neptune-related events, aside from the obvious connection between Larger Than Us, Healing, and the Sacred.  Just as, when Uranus and Pluto conjoined in the 60s, Chiron witnessed from the other side of the Sky.

To review, the last time Chiron and Neptune joined was the day that Emperor Hirohito surrendered on the deck of the USS Missouri – which initiated the most serious recession between the 1930s and the current one, as everyone shifted from making bombs to making diapers.  And the time before that, in the late 19th century, US banks collapsed over funding of the Western railroads, initiating what was until the 1930s called the Great Depression.  After 1930, the earlier episode was renamed the Long Depression, since it lasted 20-30 years.  Certainly redefinitions of the Dominant Paradigm.  You wouldn’t know it here at Mammonmas, but the painful Trance Formation we’re in now is the shift from Consumerism to Sustainability for Earth 2, and from (relative) Democracy to Fascism for Earth 1.

In The Earth Path, as is her wont, Starhawk summarizes nicely…

“One morning I was sitting on my back deck, meditating on the question of how to make change in the world.  The Forest was all around me and I was asking the question ‘Can you change a system from within?  Or from without?’

” ‘Systems don’t change from within,’ I heard the Forest say.  ‘Systems try to maintain themselves.’

“I figured that the Forest, being a complex system itself, ought to know.  But to say, ‘The Forest told me,’ is already to create a simplified frame.  It’s a frame I find useful: it’s a way of perceiving that’s comfortable for my human awareness and allows me to hear something I might otherwise miss.  But it is also a simplification of a larger framework, one that might perceive me and my mind and my question and the Forest around me and the moment that includes my long-term relationship with that particular spot as a Whole in which my mind and the Forest’s mind are not separate beings talking to each other but one process that together produced that insight.

“Magic is itself a framework.  Indeed, human beings cannot walk around, function, and continue to tie our shoes without putting some kind of simplified frame around the overwhelming Whole of the World.  Perhaps only enlightened buddhas can truly remove all frames from the World and exist in ultimate reality.

“What follows is my own framework, an understanding of the values and principles that derive from a Goddess-centered view of the World.  But, of course, part of the essence of that view is respect for diversity, and for the spiritual authority inherent in each person.  Other Witches and Goddess thealogians (thea as in ‘Goddess’ instead of theos as in ‘God’) may frame values and issues very differently.

“Magic teaches us to be aware that we are viewing the World through a frame, warns us not to confuse it with the ultimate reality or mistake the map for the territory.  Moreover, part of our magical discipline is to make conscious choices about which frame we adopt.

“As soon as we start making choices, we have entered the realm of values.  The criteria we use for choosing one frame over another come from what we ultimately value most, what we consider sacred.  To consider something sacred is to say that it is profoundly important, that it has a value in and of itself that goes beyond our immediate comfort or convenience, that we don’t want to see it diminished or denigrated in any way.  The word ‘sacred’ comes from the same root as ‘sacrifice’ – because to choose any one value is to relinquish another.  If something is sacred to us, we are willing to sacrifice something to protect it, willing to take a stand or risk ourselves in its service.  We don’t idealize sacrifice, however.  Aligning ourselves with what is truly sacred means serving those things that also feed and renew us, that give us the greatest joy and pleasure, that evoke our deepest love.

“As Witches we have a huge responsibility, because we are polytheists.  We see many great powers and constellations of energies in the Universe that we call Goddesses and Gods, and we choose which we will worship or ally ourselves with.  We do also see the underlying unity and oneness of the Universe, but being a polytheist is a way of acknowledging that no one name or description or spiritual path can do justice to the immense Whole.  Gods and Goddesses and sacred texts and religions are all frames, descriptions, maps.  No one of them is the whole Landscape itself.

“But if we have no sacred text, no Ten Commandments, no Ultimate Authority, how do we know what to value?  If we don’t see the World as a simple battle of good and evil but a an interplay of forces and counterforces seeking a dynamic equilibrium, on what do we base our ethics?

“If we see the World as a dynamic Whole, then the first question we might ask when we face a choice is ‘How does this action or decision impact the Whole?’  That’s not a simple question to answer, because the Whole is beyond our complete knowledge, and acts have unexpected consequences.”

Scheelite is Calcium Tunstate, or Calcium Tungsten Oxide.  The “-ate” ending on a mineral means it’s an Oxide, the “-ide” ending means it’s just itself, like a Sulfate (SO4) versus a Sulfide (S).  Scheelite is about discernment, helping to see through deception and obfuscation to what’s important.  It advises us to focus on what’s being Born.  Not to deny our naturally-arising Grief about the Paradigm that’s dying – embrace and tap on that Grief in our Body, rather than dwelling on the Content of what we’re Grieving.  After that step, give the Content heartfelt thanks for carrying us this far, wish it well, and let it go.  Then bring your Attention to the New Paradigm, the one that’s Birthing.  You don’t want to know the Content of what this Is, because you don’t want to Limit it.  You can envision a Sunrise if you want, or a Childbirth.  You can focus on What You Want to see in the New Paradigm, just don’t get attached to any Specific Outcomes.  It’s a whole lot bigger than yer Ego, so yes, your Attention will definitely have an impact, but it won’t determine the Outcome, it will influence it.

What little we do know from astrology about the New Pair O’Dimes we can read from the Sabian Symbols of the conjunctions.  The Chiron-Neptune itself, in mid-February 2010, occurred at 27 Aquarius, “An ancient pottery bowl filled with fresh Violets.”  Returning to ancient values while embracing the cyclically ephemeral.  Violets, or Heart’s Ease, are edible, full of antioxidants, and antimicrobial.  Violet oil heals wounds.

Vesta-Neptune, December 16, 2011, was at 29 Aquarius, “A Butterfly emerging from a Chrysalis.”  Certainly appropriate.  Vesta-Uranus, February 12-13, 2012, at 1 of Pisces, “In a crowded marketplace, Farmers and middlemen display a great variety of produce.”  So we can expect a diversity of Choices ahead of us.  Avoid the temptation to rue Choice as difficult; celebrate it as liberating instead.  Just give any Choice that feels difficult over to the Goddess.  And if yer looking for any economic recovery, wait till after mid-February.

Oy Vey

December 3, 2011

Total Eclipse of the Heart, er, Moon…



And an honest assessment of the state of the Empire…

And we won’t even talk about the environment/climate/population bomb.  But here’s an interesting exercise, from Hank Wesselman’s Visionseeker (p.270), for helping to midwife Earth 2…

“The primary problem is not the illness, but rather the distortions caused by the loss of personal power or soul part that allowed the illness to invade the body and manifest itself.  Morrnah Simeona told me that when the energy body receives an infusion of healing power from the aumakua or from the helping spirits working with the kahuna shaman, the ku must then be clearly told to use this power to erase the distortions and replace them with light.  This will allow the pattern of the energy body to flow normally once again.  And since the ku uses the energy body as a psychic-energetic blueprint to make the necessary repairs, the restoration of the energy pattern will allow for the renovation of the physical body to its former undistorted state.”

The aumakua is more or less the soul self, and the ku is more or less the Unconscious.  Since Intention can trump “Fact” (“facts” are always relative to the Worldview through which they’re seen; remember it’s always both/and – in “fact,” both/and is an excellent exercise for expanding our Worldview or Birdcage!), it doesn’t really matter to what degree we are each able to contact our aumakua, any helping spirits, or even our ku.  Every little bit helps.  So whenever we Intend a Soul Retrieval to restore our health to its native perfection, we can just add “And the same for the Planet!”  Simple as pie, eh?  No?  Well, what if you did know how to do it, intuitively?!?!

Wavellite is an Aluminum Phosphate.  The crystal grows a zillion tiny fingers in all direction as it grows, so when unbroken a Wavellite crystal looks like a lumpy ball, and when broken, it looks like these lovely radiating sprays.  It promotes just what we been talking about – restoration of the body to its original perfect template.  It also helps us discern Truth from Propaganda.