The Art of Wu Wei

cherylby Cheryl McNulty, LMP, Mind Body Spirit Fusion Union

You’ve heard the expression, “go with the flow”, but few can really understand or internalize the concept. Wu–wei is a state of mind or realization that when we are on the right track in our lives, things are easy and effortless. The idea of wu-wei is not to literally do nothing, but to know when something in your life is a struggle and when to let go. We are so often in our lives doing what we think we “should” do without taking into consideration if it’s congruent with what makes us healthy and happy. Our lives are filled with work, goals and accomplishments that are designed to get us more “things”.

Yet, how many of us are truly happy doing the work, reaching the goals or accomplishments in order to obtain things that we really don’t need?

Wu-Wei is about allowing yourself to let go of things that don’t serve a purpose in your life. Many of us tend to replay the past and worry about the future. There’s nothing you can do to change the past and how the future plays out is beyond our control. What we really need to do is focus on the present, to engage in the moment, and enjoy focusing on the tasks at hand and connecting with those around you.

The ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu related the concept of wu-wei when he explained, “Nature does not hurry, yet all things are accomplished.” When what you do is in direct alignment with your individual contribution to this life, then what you do becomes exhilarating and joyful even though the work may be physically or mentally demanding.

Unfortunately, when situations arise that put one in a position of doing whatever it takes to pay the bills and put food on the table, the last thing to consider is personal happiness. It’s not necessary in most cases to quit your job and move to a tropical island. Small changes in your life can have a huge impact. Get rid of excess items in your environment that are unnecessary, rethink relationships that aren’t working, take up a hobby that makes you feel better about yourself. In time you may be able to take a leap of faith, listen to your inner voice, let go of something major in your life and know that it will be replaced with something better. Life really isn’t supposed to be as difficult as we make it out to be.

Cherish the moments that you have to be good to yourself and others, and life may become much easier for you. When we are so caught up the struggle of daily living, we miss out on opportunities to create joy and happiness. Why push the river when you can go with the flow?


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Prayers for Balance


MANDY OFFICER[3619]by Mandy Officer

Blessings to you as we enter a new chapter of seasonal change in celebrating the arrival of the autumnal equinox! Today marks the beginning of Navratri, the 9 day Hindu celebration of good over evil, as well as the International Day of Peace promoting respect & dignity for all peoples. What a powerful time to be alive on this planet. Great change is in the air. Collectively we are experiencing an upheaval of the elemental forces which have left millions across the globe without food, water, electricity or shelter. How do we process or feel this much turmoil within our being while somehow still maintaining our center? Even more, how can we quickly act to help our fellow citizens, our relatives, and what is the best use of our energy? It is hard to know which crisis to respond to. In our own region so many have recently lost their homes to wildfires, some carelessly started at the hands of others. In the south floods have ravaged the lands & winds have stripped the landscape bare. Even further south the Earth quakes with intensity while we helplessly watch vides of buildings crumbling & people scrambling for help. Across the globe people & animals are suffering at the imbalance of the elemental forces. What can we do?

In these times of feeling somewhat helpless to the myriad of catastrophes taking place, I am reminded to draw my energy back to myself and breathe, then pray. Whether you believe the forces of nature are intensifying due to climate change, geo-engineering or perhaps God’s way of punishing us for our misdeeds, I think the one thing most of us can agree upon is that a balance needs to be restored. I believe the only way to do this is by healing our relationship with the land. This involves cultivating an appreciation for the gifts of life that surround us. Each day we awake & are able to breathe in fresh air, that is a gift. That first sip of water you take each morning, remember that your life depends on that water. And it is time for all of us who recognize these gifts to stand up & be a voice for the Great Earth Mother, to thank the elemental forces so that they feel honored & appreciated. Indigenous cultures around the world have maintained practices for millennia that have ritually fed & honored these unseen beings. As colonization has stamped out many of these spiritual practices, many people have forgotten that we once held a much more sacred relationship with the Earth. And this is where the balance was maintained.

Recently I returned from an event in South Dakota called the Black Hills Unity Concert. This is a benefit concert to raise awareness around how the treaty rights for the Great Sioux Nation have not been upheld or honored. I have been blessed to support & watch this event grow over the last 4 years. This year, we had representatives of many nations come, an aboriginal elder from Australia, the Kogi tribe from Colombia, a traditional Tibetan musician & healer as well as chiefs of many tribes from across Turtle Island who came together to form an alliance, to stand up & protect this great mother of ours. It was amazingly powerful to witness the signing of a proclamation that recognizes our interdependence for not only our physical survival, but the survival of cultures that have a deep reverence for the gift that is life.

And so we can also make our offerings of gratitude as a way to restore balance, if only to heal our own connection with this primordial force. In this way, each day we can celebrate our own triumph of good over evil as we acknowledge all of the love that this Earth Mother holds for us.

With love,
Mandy Officer

Stellar Perspectives from Hungary


by Dr. Beatrix Czeizel & Anikó Greskóbeatrixczeizel_anikogresko__2_

We commonly think of stars as glowing aggregations of gas and fire, and thus we assume they could not possibly support life. Do you want to know something exciting, very personally useful and imperative for humanity? There are 230 stars mapped in Volume I and II of the Stellar Nations-Soul Families, The Cosmic History Chronicles of the Milky Way Galaxy that can be reached by our higher consciousness. We can learn to travel through dimensional gates into these completely different worlds. They are full of life, with varied forms of existence, destinies and stories.

Amazingly… we can come to know these stars as sentient beings. Even more amazingly, we can learn that these stars are composed of our soul particles; the stars hold a higher level of ourselves! While we live here on this Earth in our physical bodies, other dimensional aspects of ourselves inhabit various stars, congregating with other souls by mutual affinity; based on where we are on our Soul’s galactic journey and what we want to experience and learn. It is as if the various stars that we inhabit form the framework or “skeleton” for our larger Celestial Body. If you can take this concept in, you will realize that it is possible to know yourself on much vaster levels than our ordinary 3rd dimensional existence.

How does one learn all this? The Stellar Nations Volumes are living holographic maps. As one reads, lives and breathes with this information, exploring and absorbing each Stellar Nation, one comes to understand the mission and character of each Soul Family and the Light and Shadow qualities they carry. This is so helpful because these are OUR light and shadow qualities that we need to understand and work with to evolve as humans. As humans, we are meant to embody the different Stellar Nations and, over time, as one assimilates the understanding of the Soul Families, one gains the “language” necessary to really know and live more consciously with the higher dimensions. It is not a language of words; it is a language of dynamics, inner references and pictures that your higher Celestial Self can use to communicate your own secrets to you. This allows you to blossom into a grounded multi-dimensional understanding that comes from within and provides you with your truth.

Further, your Antares Code delineates your personal star imprints, your unique “Stellar Mantle”. Working with your Antares Code, understanding which stellar worlds and soul families you are reflected by, provides understanding of your soul’s unique galactic history and brings deep healing insights.

When we start to know the actual emanating powers and codes of the stars, the harmonizing and re-coding forces sent by the Celestials get a meaning. Comprehending the stellar codes opens memories and revelations in our consciousness. Then the spiritual power that comes from deeper understanding expands from that time on. But the full potency of the stellar rays that bathe us cannot be realized when we don’t know the stellar codes. Existence on Earth is defined by the frequency level of the collective consciousness of her inhabitants. To raise our collective dream into a Higher Reality, we need to perceive the true scope of our galactic beings.

To learn more, you can check the Blog section of the Stellar Nations website as that reflects on different aspects of the Stellar Nations cosmology.

It is also very potent to follow the Messages of the Stars which are posted routinely. (Follow on Facebook or the SN website ). These Messages tell of the stellar ray/s that are bathing us during a given period.

You are welcome to join our monthly Wise Awakening Stellar Nations meetings but we ask that you arrange an orientation session first. To do so please email:

Tarot Reading for Fall 2017


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by Laura Abernathy, CPC, ELI-MP

Fall this year runs from September 22nd, 1:02 pm PDT, through December 21st, 8:28 am PST.

With the 10 of Cups, Satiety, as our Autumn card, our Wise Awakening community continues forward in the energy of water. As the watery Hanged Man trump card of Summer closes out, ask yourself if you felt that sense of receptivity flowing through the season? Was it easier to surrender to your Divine Higher Self? I would wager than any remaining blocks were wetly swept away in these final weeks like category 5 hurricanes!

The Hanged Man was a perfect entry into our emotional evolution. And having the 10 of Cups as our next road sign tells us that we have done very well in that emotional transformation. In Summer with the Hanged Man, we stood on the high dive board above the dark, menacing ocean of transformation, trembling with fear and courage, and dove in. The 10 of Cups says that we have surfaced amidst a now calm sea, exhausted yet reborn.


This means that, after a brief rest, we are ready for the next phase. First it is best tofocus on some basics like doing laundry, cleaning out the fridge and putting away the patio furniture. While we feel great peace from our recent deep inner work, we will begin to recognize a simmering desire for a change. As Fall moves into Winter, we will see this simmering come to a full boil and demand all of our attention. Approaching this new game we are being called to play, we will need maturity and balance. For the sake of our loved ones, we need to do our best to avoid criticism of others because our “inner lava” can do great harm right now.

This is a time to clarify what platform is best for us to engage with people emotionally, and it is time to take action to initiate it. For example, have you been working with people primarily one to one? Maybe it is time to work with groups. Have you been working from home over the phone or virtually? Maybe it is time to set up an office in town to see people in person. Have you been mostly working behind the scenes? Maybe it is time to be front and center. Have you been working in direct sales? Maybe it is time to write a book on effective selling. You have just completed a major life cycle (possibly decades long) doing it the current way, and it is time to be YOU in a better way!

In the imagery of the card, the ten cups are arranged as the Tree of Life. Behind the Tree is a sky reflecting a reddish glow of irritation. This illustrates the intense need for a complete and massive change of scenery, background or environment for the Soul to move into its next best form. Avoiding the need for this change will result in our misery and recycling back into old patterns that will not serve anyone. You already dove off the high dive board internally. Now it’s time to dive off the high dive board externally!

[Note: There are 22 trump cards, also called the Major Arcana, in a tarot deck. Each one describes a chapter in the hero/shero’s journey. This journey can be described as the Soul embarking on a quest to “Know Thyself”, returning home as a fully conscious Being, ready to fulfill one’s unique life purpose. Another way I like to describe this journey is the experience of traveling up the Tree of Life to “see the face of God”, and returning to the physical realm, alive and sane. For you left brain readers….the 22 trump cards start with zero – the Fool – and end with twenty one – the Universe (World).]

© 2016-2017 Laura M. Abernathy
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Autumn Equinox ~ News, Features, Highlights, Fun


eyeFrom Diana’s Altar . . .

I wish I had the words to convey how I am feeling about the world right now. At this moment in time we are in the midst of a new moon, Autumn Equinox, the Islamic New Year and Rosh Hashanah; all converging with solar flares, hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, ethnic cleansing, threats of nuclear war and more! Really?! All this, and some of us are literally having our own personal life challenges. Those of us who are sensitive and concerned are experiencing internal tremors as we attempt to reconcile all these external forces.

I imagine planting my feet in a mud flat – Feeling myself anchored and grounded in the mother – Feeling the suction of the mud pulling out and releasing all that no longer serves my highest good – Helping me to remember my connection to our beautiful Earth – Breathing GRATITUDE! Gratitude for my life, family, friends and reasonably good health.

I challenge and plead with our world leaders to channel all their bluster, anger, rigidity, opinionated attitudes and rhetoric in creating peace, assisting all who suffer, feeding all who hunger, healing our planet, housing the homeless and embrace loving kindness. IMAGINE if that were the goal; to actually HELP humanity?! Together with all the resources available in the world…IMAGINE!

And…I know YOU have already done a lot of spiritual work….But, I challenge all of us to – Pray harder, meditate longer, seek the ‘gold’ in situations beyond our control, use our tools, retake a class, be vigilant about our daily spiritual practice, ground and clear our energy body, be kind to our physical body and shine even BRIGHTER!

The planet needs YOU. Humanity needs YOU. Even if it feels like your light can’t possibly make a shred difference to a world in turmoil; together we make a difference for the better…..SHINE ON!

I share this invocation that so touches my heart. A prayer for our beloved Mother Earth; a prayer for Humanity because our survival depends on Her!

Always with Love . . . Diana

Gaia, gaia 2
you who cradle uranium and the rose
in your arms–
in this vast mysterious universe,
my very bones belong to you.
You witness my love affair
with the tall grass, wind, fox:
my senses–your holy communion.

I stand on your soil
in sunlight, starlight, moonlight,
rain, eclipse and earthquake,
offering a timeless prayer.

I walk in the spirit of you.
Earth. Mother, Gaia.
I speak in your tongues.
I plant your seeds.
Attend my dreams.

Clarify my thoughts.
Inform my acts.
And every day at dawn,
seize my heart anew….Claudia L’Amoreaux Fox

6 Ways to Manifest Prosperity

cherylBy Cheryl McNulty, LMP, Mind Body Spirit Fusion Union

Some may complain that it’s harder to make ends meet these days due to stagnant wages, inflation or other factors that are beyond our control.

We tend overlook ways in which we can attract abundance that are in our control. Thoughts, intentions, behaviors and language all have an energetic force that manifests into opportunities, understanding, awareness, changes in attitude and perception, and even money.

Here are 6 ways in which you can manifest prosperity for yourself:

INTENTION: Asking for or dreaming about money, a new car, jewelry or the latest technological gadget isn’t a bad thing, but what is your intention when asking for these things? Do you want money so that you can just splurge it on items that you don’t really need or do you want money in order to help your family live a better life? Do you want a new car to show off to the neighbors or do you want a new car so that you would feel more secure about travelling between your work and home?

Be candid with yourself about why you are asking for the things that you want.

LIVING HONORABLY: Having integrity in your personal and professional lives takes commitment and an earnest desire to uphold your honorable character. Living honorably means showing respect for others, being honest with yourself and others, saying what you mean and meaning what you say.

TRUSTING YOUR INTUITION: Listen to that voice inside you instead of blocking it out because it may not seem rational or normal. Your intuition protects you as well as guides you to better opportunities and experiences.

BE SPIRITUAL: Being spiritual doesn’t mean being religious. It means to be mindful of the energy created by yourself, others, the Earth and the Universe. Being spiritual is having reverence for the fact that we are all connected so to treat others as you would like to be treated.

BE GRATEFUL: Take time each day to reflect on all that you have in your life; family, friends, health, shelter, food, and so on. The universe doesn’t extend gifts to those that don’t appreciate them.

FORGIVENESS: Learn to let go of the past and forgive yourself and others for the pain or embarrassment of certain events. No one can change what happened, so forgive and move on.

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Honoring the Sacred


by Mandy Officer

​Today I give thanks for Sunshine! As a new resident of Washington, my appreciation for sunlight is at an all time high. We are coming upon the Summer Solstice when the Sun will reach its highest point in the sky as seen from our hemisphere and this brings with it more opportunity to get outside to express gratitude for the elements which sustain our lives. Unless we cultivate a routine in which we honor and acknowledge the elemental forces of nature, the fact that we are inextricably connected to and dependent upon the elements of air, fire, water and earth becomes easy to overlook and take for granted. Although many people in our culture might not have the opportunity to sit in front of fire often, it is an element that we rely upon to power all life on Earth as we know it. Each day as we experience the sun rising above us, we are given a new chance to say ‘thank you’ for our lives.

The elementals are waiting to be acknowledged and thanked. In fact, I have received many messages about how these beings are not feeling honored and that they are no longer interested in sticking around on the plane of existence unless we are willing to take action in being a voice to speak up to protect and thank them for their life giving gifts. We know that without air, our lives will be extinguished in the matter of minutes, and yet how often do most of us take a moment to thank the element of air for the breath we breathe each moment? Or more, how often do we consider thanking the plants and trees for the clean, pure oxygen they provide us. Without them we would not exist.

Water is another element that needs our love and support right now. All over the world conflict is erupting in attempts to control water rights. Many people on our planet do not have access to clean water or have to go to great lengths to procure drinking water. As Masaru Emoto showed in his research on water molecules, water holds memory. This means we have the ability to affect the molecular structure of water, the lifeblood of our bodies. We can program water to hold an intention of healing, just like we can with crystals. This concept is not necessarily new to many people, and yet it takes self-discipline to incorporate a practice of honoring the most sacred aspects of life. This is a power we have been given that our Essential Self wants us to participate in. This is the very nature of ceremony and at the heart of ritual offerings. This act of communicating gratitude to the natural forces of the Universe is what enhances life force and elevates consciousness, as it is the key to Creation energy. Similarly, when we are not feeding our Spirit through this type of acknowledging of the Mystery behind the physical world, our life force can start to fade and we can feel weakened by the mundane challenges of daily life. Each morning when I get up, the very first thing I do is to go out and make an offering and greet the elements and the seven directions. I let my heart do the communicating and I allow myself to feel connected to the trees surrounding my home and the creek that runs through my yard. I ask them to be my allies in protecting me and my home, and in return I offer them immense gratitude and offerings of beautiful objects such as tobacco, crystals, flower petals and more although, I know the purity of my heart love is the most valuable thing I can offer.

How do you choose to honor the sacred?

With love,
Mandy Officer