Meraki Moments

-david45323 (1)Practicing the Constancy of Choice, Developing Heart Harmony and Aligning with your Essential Self.

My friends, now more than ever we are being called upon to maintain and deepen our practice of spiritual activism. It’s time…each of us needs to make a strong commitment to performing the practices that develop the Essences of wisdom, truth and honest authentic compassion within our hearts and minds. In Meraki, we understand that developing, maintaining and deepening our alignment with these sacred Essences is a matter of continuously choosing to do so, a process we call: “The Constancy of Choice.”

The Constancy of Choice teaches us that unless we choose to perform these practices continuously and with true, honest joy, we will naturally return to our old ways of thinking, reacting and behaving. In order to create lasting transformation and liberation we need to practice these techniques moment to moment with a clarified intention, constantly choosing to do so.

Here it is:

In truth, embracing the joy of constantly choosing creates the conditions that allows your Essential Self to come forward. When we face the constancy of choice with a sense of happiness and fulfillment, we discover something profound:

It is the joy of accepting the responsibility to choose that brings us the fulfillment we have been seeking all along.

In the beginning:

The first step in the Constancy of Choice is the illustrious practice of observing the reality as it is. This practice teaches us to “see” ourselves and the world around us simply for what they are rather than through the lens of our definitions and desires. By seeing reality for simply what it is, we are recognizing and validating said reality for itself and nothing else. This happens because we are no longer imposing our definitions, our visions, our desires on anyone or anything.

This act of clearly observing allows us to RECEIVE.

Here is a nice equation that describes the movements within this practice.

OBSERVE

RECOGNIZE

VALIDATE

RECEIVE

Spend a few moments observing and contemplating this function. See how observing leads to recognizing, which leads to validation, which creates the possibility of receiving what you are observing.

Going deeper:

Living within each and every one of us are the seeds of true unconditional self love and self awareness. Hidden under the layers of our desires, attachments and expectations this Essence–our true nature–is waiting to emerge.

Clearing the passageways so that the Essential Self can come forward, opening the heart, releasing and receiving the Essence of unconditional self love are universal purposes we all share. Learning to be present with our feelings and transcending our possessive, demanding natures seems to be a never ending story… a story that is written over and over again, in person after person, in culture after culture. This can CHANGE. This change is initiated and maintained through the Constancy of Choice.

Start with your Heart:

By centering yourself and focusing your awareness on the heart itself, you can begin to feel this part of your body giving and receiving, giving and receiving.

Unconditional… constant…. true… YOU.

Through this experience you can come into a profound reverence for the beauty of heart for simply what it is. Energized by the sense of reverence, you can begin to observe the emotional, energetic and indeed physical impediments that surrounds and blocks the opening of the heart energy.

What happens is this:

During your meditations and through the practice of the Constancy of Choice, you begin to clear passage ways for the Essential Self to flow through, allowing the Essential Self and all its attributes to move easily into your awareness. The Essential Self will rise to forefront of your being, filling your body, mind and spirit with the Essence of YOU.

At a certain point, this understanding will come through:

The Essential Self is ever present. The Essential Self is constant…just like the movements of the heart. Constantly creating, giving life, constantly being life itself. Understanding this level of constancy is one of the most important processes that brings you to the full reception and the embodiment of the Essential Self.

The simple act of observing the heart perform its life giving functions is an extremely powerful meditation. When practiced together with the techniques of observing the reality as it is and the constancy of choice, the possibility for a truly transformative experience unfolds.

So… Let’s meditate:

Make the choice to enter this experience with your mind full of happiness. Celebrate this opportunity to be in the presence of unconditional love, for yourself and for the world at large. Understand that through the power of observation and receiving you create the opportunity for the continued alignment and unity between the body and mind. This experience will increase the flow of vital force and continue to create the clear channel for the emergence of the Essential Self.

Breathe… relax… let go and center yourself. When you feel ready, focus on the movements of your heart, both physical and emotional. Feel its rhythm and the constant motion of giving and receiving, giving and receiving. Experience the unconditional love within your heart and discover the presence of your Essential Self.
Hint: Your Essential Self is riding on waves of unconditional self love….

Gradually begin to feel the energy of the unification between the body and the mind expanding, flooding your awareness with this powerful life Essence. Let go and receive the presence of something larger than your one-dimensional self. This presence is YOU in the first stages of Unification. This is the next stage of your relationship with the Essential self.

You are allowing the unity between the Body and the Mind to clear the channel to your life force and your multidimensional Essential Self.

This understanding brings the practice of the Constancy of Choice into it’s full flowering, aligning that practice with the practice of the realization of the Essential Self.

Remember: Just observe. Don’t try to make anything happen. Just observe and amazingly, the experience of unconditional love will come to you.

Come back slowly to the world around you. Unwind and hold on to the realizations that came to you. Most importantly bring the practice and your experience into your daily routine.

Final Thoughts:

It is through the experience of the harmony between giving and receiving the mystery of the unconditional loving heart is realized. By choosing unification over separation you have created the experience of the simultaneity within your heart and then your mind.

This is Heart Harmony.

At last, the paradox within your consciousness can begin to be resolved and you can truly observe and receive the presence of your Essential Self. This is the secret:

You are giving your acceptance of yourself TO yourself and receiving the yourself at the SAME MOMENT. This is deep unification and the gateway to true Liberation.

Thank you for taking the time to digest and to choose to practice Heart Harmony and the Constancy of Choice. Since I’ve been immersed in this practice my life has changed in so many positive ways. It gets easier and easier every day.

And you know what?

If I can do it…you can too.

Deep Peace and Meraki to you all.

David Ison

Stellar Perspectives from Hungary

by Dr. Beatrix Czeizel & Anikó Greskóbeatrixczeizel_anikogresko__2_

In our mapping of the Stellar Nations, as we were taken through the Akashic Records held on the star Antares, the chronicles also revealed that our Planet Earth has actually gone through a much longer spiritual and physical evolutionary process than we would ever imagine.

There was the period when the Nation of the Unicorn perceived that a planet wished to be created at this corner of the galactic sky. The galactic connections for this took place at the beautiful stellar lake of the star Fomalhaut. From here the mystical process of creation began, by which the morphogenetic field was created that started to draw the layers of the planet together – so that the body of the Earth could be formed according to the Idea.

And then we could see that there had been ages when the Pegasus galloped around the planet in order to connect the Earth with the consciousness of the Milky Way. There were ages when the waters of the ancient oceans were attuned by the stellar codes of the whales and dolphins. There were times when this world had holy keepers and holy warriors such as the Dragons and dinosaurs. All the 13 Stellar Nations had a time of descending to the planet to leave their traces in her memory.

These stellar Celestial creatures did not know humans yet in these periods as humans were still just observing these manifestations and learning from them, watching from the 4th-5th dimensional levels of the developing Planet Earth.

And then finally the time came when the Stellar Nation of the Cosmic Human descended to Earth and started to adopt the codes of the different stellar nations. This was in accord with the destiny charge given to humans. The celestial name of this nation reflects this: An Rama Holana Om which means the “Eternal Universal Chalice of Life”. So, in the purest dream of Creation, Cosmic Humans have the fate of letting everything – meaning the spiritual codes of all the stellar nations – into themselves during the unfolding of their lives on the galactic stage.

Thus, during the ensuing ages, Cosmic Humans incorporated the codes of the different stellar nations. They let themselves immerse in the different experiencing cycles and took up the “Stellar Blood” of the dragons, the serpents, the great feline warriors, etc. and lived through the light and the dark qualities of these nations. Through the mirrors of encounter playing out in human lives, conflicting aspects of the different stellar nations found reconciliation with each other. This allowed the motion of redemption to work through humans to heal wounds of galactic history. The stars effect earthly humans, but the planets of the humans also influence the stars! The purpose from the beginning to the end, even in our present age, is to find harmony and balance; to fulfill the Oneness amid oppositions.

However, there came a time in our history when humans decided they no longer wanted to identify with any other being. They only wanted to experience themselves and started to reject these beings and codes. Great natural disasters ensued. When nearly everything was destroyed, life froze, and the ice age began. This pattern of exclusion has been repeated through the ages.

We can heal this whole process by experiencing our multidimensional consciousness again. To do this we have to understand the mission and the destiny of the human being inside of us. We can do this by working with the Stellar Nations and the galactic history chronicles. These stories allow us to recognize the true scope of ourselves and to recognize the vast qualities and processes available to us in our galaxy.

www.StellarNations.com

INTERESTED IN THE STELLAR NATIONS?
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 e-mail: leslie.shankman@comcast.net

Tarot Reading for March 2017

laura.abernathy“2 of Wands”
(Dominion)

by Laura Abernathy, CPC, ELI-MP

After last month’s guidance to put our “inner and outer worlds in order and strength to prepare for the storm on the horizon”, HOLD ON – because we now become immersed in that storm! In March’s card, the 2 of Wands – Dominion, Source is telling our Wise Awakening community to allow the inner Sacred Egg we created last month to become fertilized into Life.

2-of-wands-thothThe 2 of Wands is the pure force of fire, which manifests in the realm of our Divine Will.
While last month’s card brought dominant, yet
unaggressive, feminine energy, this new card carries male warrior energy. There is a driving force to fertilize the ideas and visions we uncovered within ourselves last month. We must surrender to this fiery force because it understands the Soul Plan of our vision.

The imagery of this force is shown by the Tibetan dorje wands, having heads and points. The head knows the Soul Plan and the point penetrates the Sacred Egg and injects Life. The dorje is a spiritual weapon used to both banish the false and invoke Truth. Our work this month is to stay aware of our unique Soul Plan and the ideas and inspirations that sprang from it last month, and to trust the fiery storm that is bringing it all to Life.

It is important to also remember that as we pass through this fertilization process, our breath will be taken away. The intense, passionate energy required in this process will suck up all of the air, and we may feel a sense of suffocation coming on. Stay calm, nimble and focused on being a healthy receptacle for the latest version of your authentic Self!

[I will be teaching Introduction to the Thoth Tarot Deck at Tree of Life Sanctuary on Saturday, August 12, 2017, 11 am to 1 pm. The fee is $25. If you would like to learn more about this class, email me at Info@TreeofLifeSanctuary.org.]

© 2016-2017 Laura M. Abernathy
Visit the tarot page of my website at www.MissionAccomplishedAcademy.com/tarot

News, Features, Highlights, Fun

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From Diana’s Altar . . .

I am writing this from sunny Palm Desert! Bob and I boarded our flight out of Bellingham as the snow was falling and landed in perfect weather! It only took one night to discover how much our moods are affected by weather! I am reminded again and again to “take your vitamin D” and we B-hamsters really need it. I am also reminded, as I bask in this beautiful warmth under gorgeous blue skies, that Spring will surely come soon!!! It only takes one challenging winter to help us appreciate our usually moderate PNW weather. But, oh how I wish I could send you some sunshine with this writing!

As Spring Equinox approaches, Wise Awakening is celebrating our 12 year anniversary!!! It is so exciting to think we have been here serving our community for over a decade! We thank you for all your support and we are grateful for your continued support always!

This is also the time of year when we procure fabulous new crystals and gemstones so please visit the store to see all the goodies! As we move into longer brighter days and evenings our teachers, practitioners and presenters are offering new classes and events, so take a look at our website or Facebook page to view what we have in store for you.

Always and in all ways from the bottom of my heart, I want to wish you the love, happiness, abundance, sunshine and new beginnings springtime promises!

Always with Love . . .Diana

 

SPRING FLOWERS

Stellar Perspectives from Hungary

by Dr. Beatrix Czeizel & Anikó Greskóbeatrixczeizel_anikogresko__2_

The Message of the Heavenly Swan ~ 12 February 2017

The next days will be bringing a wonderful and liberating stellar influence to us as between the 11th and 16th February, our Sun will be in conjunction with Sadr, the star that shines in the center of the constellation Cygnus, burning in the heart of the Celestial Swan.

As we could learn from the teachings of the Stellar Nations, there is a very special mystery, an incredibly powerful and important Gate of Redemption living on this star. “We understood that the former messengers of Christ seem to take retreat in the shelter of this Swan, those who had somehow denied their fate and their pathway and departed from that for any reason – betrayed their belief and thus the pathway of the Stellar Nation of the Bears. They had stepped out of the bonds of the Temple of Christ and looked for new ways, but they could never find such peace and love that had surrounded them in their original Heavenly home. Therefore after their long and very painful roaming they retreat into the shelter of the Swan and they search for the way back, ceaselessly. On the other hand, having recognized their former mistake, sin and betrayal, they took up the sacrifice of very long cycles of penitence, with the self-tormenting, self-punishing attitude that they “nailed themselves to the cross” so that by taking the sufferings of Christ onto themselves, they would relieve the burden of their sin and betrayal, hoping to get absolution this way.

It is also very interesting that while the Southern Cross is the celestial location of the Temple of Christ, there is such an energy of Redemption emerging in the heart of the Swan that forms the Northern Cross – which is actually the center of an exact cross within the body of this Swan – and there is such a Gate of Redemption living there, through which the Christ soul can absolve and lift up that priest, preacher and messenger of Christ to Himself, who had left their pathway, and wish to return Home now.
So there is a wonderful and an almost staggeringly gentle presence of Christ living on this star and it was an inexpressibly great joy and privilege to meet with Him, we think of this touching moment with a grateful heart, always.” (Stellar Nations – Soul Families)

This message has special significance for those who read latest book “Calling You” thus understand even more the importance and Divine beauty of this star. We advice you also to listen to our meditation called “In the heart of the Celestial Swan” which has been released in English as well lately.
You can read the brief introduction of this meditation CD here:
“This beautiful and exquisitely powerful journey of our soul reveals us the mystery of such a stellar world that resides in the heart of the Swan constellation – in the celestial realm of Sadr. There is a very powerful gate of Mercy revealed in this stellar sphere, which can give us tremendous help by the mysterious and miraculous sacred moment of lifting us off the “cross of suffering” and so by this special and mystical moment we can let go of our recurring physical and spiritual cycles of pain and all those ancient karmic patterns which we are ready to leave for good. Then through the inner guidance of this meditation, we can also become the channels of this unique and very powerful mystery to provide similar help to our loved ones and those we are entrusted with.”

The meditation can be purchased in digital MP3 version through our webshop:
http://stellarnations.com/?ctt=27&dws=537#.WJy9vlXhBD8

We wish you blessed and liberating days!

Namaste,
Dr. Beatrix Czeizel and Anikó Greskó

www.StellarNations.com

INTERESTED IN THE STELLAR NATIONS?
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 e-mail: leslie.shankman@comcast.net

 

Tarot Reading for February 2017

laura.abernathy“The 4 of Discs – Power”

by Laura Abernathy, CPC, ELI-MP

After last month’s guidance to “power downward toward the ground” in the march of following our Inner Calling, we now receive acknowledgement that our effort has been grounded.  In the February card, the 4 of Discs – Power,  Source is telling our Wise Awakening community that while we have succeeded in birthing our Inner Calling into matter, it is not yet a full manifestation.   We are experiencing the calm before the storm.

The essence of this card is dominant, yet unaggressive, feminine energy that has been applied through negotiation and consensus.  This is a rebirth of the Light.  Defense only occurs when threats are imminent.

Th4-discs-powere imagery in the card shows an enclosed fortress, the result of the maintenance of law
and order through perpetual vigilance.  It is surrounded by the assets of a moat and earth fields, critical to survival, all protected by the fortress.  As I write this article, marches and protests are happening against the violation of U.S. constitutional rights all across the nation.  This vigilance will continue to show up in our outer community, as well as within ourselves.

In February we need to remain organized and prepared inside of our heart and mind.  What thoughts and emotions am I harboring and do they truly serve me?  What changes do I need to make in myself that will support the fulfillment of my Inner Calling, along with my community’s goals?    We must ensure that our sacred space sanctuary (aka fortress) at home is clean, energized and ready for our own refuge and recharging.

Typically in this suit the disks are round, but in this card they are square.  The squareness represents stationary strength as opposed to the turning nimbleness of circles.  The key this month is to continue to hold our inner and outer worlds in order and strength, while preparing for the storm on the horizon.   While stationary strength serves our Inner Calling right now, we must also use this time to gather and brush off our nimbleness skills.   They will be needed very soon!

 [I will be teaching Introduction to the Thoth Tarot Deck at Tree of Life Sanctuary on Saturday, August 12, 2017, 11 am to 1 pm.  The fee is $25.  If you would like to learn more about this class, email me at Info@TreeofLifeSanctuary.org.]

© 2016-2017 Laura M. Abernathy

Visit the tarot page of my website at www.MissionAccomplishedAcademy.com/tarot

 

 

Making Our New Year’s Resolutions Work!

freedom_girl__2_By Jan White, LFIBA, RMT,D.D.

One year over and the next one just beginning …
This is the time that we usually sit down and decide what resolutions and goals we want to set in motion. But, unfortunately, in a couple of months they don’t appear important, or for that matter, possible to manifest. And so you give up and go on with your life the way you have been for the past several years.

But what if this year is different? What would your life be like if you can change your reality? Well, you can!
Let’s make 2017 your banner year. The year that your life shifted into what you really want it to be.

Universal Law dictates that whatever you focus on returns to you. This is especially true of the feelings you feel when you experience situations. Feeling fear creates more fearful experiences. Feeling anger creates more situations coming into your life making you feel angry. These negative feelings that you have been holding inside of you creates the patterns that keep occurring in your life. This is the basis of what you see as your what is happening in your life right now, your reality. You want to change your reality? Then change the patterns … change the bottlenecks holding you back from what you wish your life to be.

Well, how do you do that?

Step One: Take some time by yourself and think about the situations that appeared to have repeatedly occurred this past year — that made you feel negative feelings: anger, frustration, depression, sadness, fear, loss, etc.

Step Two: Now, on a piece of paper draw 2 columns. In the first column write down what negative feelings you felt in each of these situations. In the second column list the lessons you gained (the realizations and insights gained from those experiences that have made you a better person) from each of the situations that seem to reoccur. It is the recognition of these insights that release the need for continuing to experience the patterns since your awareness now includes what lessons were required.

Step Three: Performing “ceremony”, one that resonates with your personality and comfort level, makes your intentions more significant, more powerful, and sends clarity to the Universe/God/Source of the partnership in this experience. Sit with your feet on the ground, or sit on the ground, have a ceramic bowl nearby and the list you just created. Invite your guides, Source/God, etc to be participants in the ceremony and say the following (or what feels right to you):

“I ask that the energies of my Ancestors and any and all representatives of my Divine Support group be present at this ceremony, drawing forth the requests expressed today and manifesting these expressions into what is in the Highest Good and Best Interest for all. This is a commitment ceremony between me, my Higher Self, and Life.

I ask that these negative emotions (mentally identify what these are or use your list) be placed in a pink bubble and sent into the Universe away from doing any harm.
I also ask that these feelings be released from each of my bodies and that healing takes its place. I recognize that these represented/listed lessons were to be learned and I acknowledge that it is now complete and done.
I hereby forgive any transgressions, and equally, forgive myself for any and all. I ask that blessings and peace be given to (Name of Persons or Situations Being Released, as well as myself) and that all wrongs, unbalances, and karmic obligations be complete by this action.
SO BE IT AND SO IT IS. IT IS DONE.”

Burn the list in the bowl and then:
Visualize golden light coming from above your body, drawn down into your body, into every pore and atom of your 4 bodies (mental, emotional, physical, and core essence), down into the earth, and then see it brought up through the earth into your body, into and out of the top of your head and then shooting up above you.

When you feel it has permeated your entire Self, then enlarge and expand it around you and under and over you. Allow some time to actually feel this.

“This concludes our ceremony. I thank each and every Divine Support energy for their attendance here and in their participation of the power of its fulfillment and consecration. I am in gratitude and appreciation. I now release Each from this ceremony and ask blessings for my continual support and assistance. So be it and so it is. It is done. It is done. It is done.”

I congratulate you on making this monumental step in shifting your life. May you only experience: joy, peace, love, Knowingness, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

Jan White, LFIBA,RMT,D.D., Holistic Counselor, REIKI Master Teacher, Wellness Columnist and founder of ARTISTRY OF CHANGE, specializes in issues of empowerment, anxiety, depression, relationships, communication, Spiritual Emergence, unresolved core issues, mastering Life’s Changes, transitions, and healing chronic/traumatic illness. She can be reached at (509) 230-1964