Tarot Reading for Summer 2017


laura.abernathy“Hanged Man”

by Laura Abernathy, CPC, ELI-MP

After an intense, heated and wild ride through Winter and Spring, our Wise Awakening community will have some respite from the fire. The element of water is fully upon us with the Hanged Man, and we have a full season to experience it!

The Hanged Man brings us back into the realm of feminine energy which vibrates with the essence of receiving and transforming. This trump card IS water. The Hebrew letter Mem (“water”) and the downward triangle (the science water symbol) both sit at the foot of the card. Imagine how in human life the Egg (earth) receives the Sperm (fire), and the fertilized egg evolves and transforms in the sea of the womb (water). The Hanged Man represents the Soul surrendering to the Divine in order to be reborn as a transformed being. This is a conscious return to the spiritual womb in order to release limiting beliefs, thoughts, emotions and behaviors. This requires immense love for, and trust in, the Divine Force of Life to lead the way. Also required is love for, and trust in, ourselves to manage the birth canal to our New Self. Once reborn, having taken that first sacred breath (air) as our New Self, we are like a supernova…a star exploding with exponentialized love and light, emanating into our community and beyond to the Cosmos.

hanged_man_2We can prepare for this summer of transformation by relaxing our fixed attachment to how things are. This is how a baby moves through the birth canal – by letting go of the womb and relaxing amidst the discomfort. In life, when discomfort arises around what is not working for you, be brave, breathe deep, relax and look it straight in the face. Get support in examining why you feel the way you feel. Examine what might be holding you back:

• what have I been told is true but might not be?
• what am I assuming will repeat just because it has happened that way before?
• what opinions do I hold that might be limiting me?

• how can I consider other possible interpretations?

During this upcoming summer, be like a fetus evolving in the womb, gracefully surrendered to your Divine Higher Self. Connect with the original memory of your inherent and boundless wealth. Recognize that this is a period of baptism or initiation and be grateful for the tests of honor and readiness.

[DATE CHANGE for the class Introduction to the Thoth Tarot Deck at Tree of Life Sanctuary. It has been changed to Saturday, August 19, 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.]

[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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News, Features, Highlights, Fun


eyeFrom Diana’s Altar . . .

For most of my youth, I was a competitive roller skater. Competing in every classification possible, I loved my skating. Investing hours every week in training and sessions, I was gratefully mentored by some of the finest coaches in the business. It broke my heart when I was forced to give it up in my late teens, but the skills and knowledge I gleaned from my extensive training gifted me a strong agile athletic body, mind and spirit. Showered with compliments time and again for being so ‘graceful’, my entire being thrived on wheels! I can still feel the hardwood beneath my wonderful skates, which had grown to be a part of me. Every day I couldn’t wait to get out on the floor! I was so passionate and disciplined. I felt free and alive.

It seemed like my body would and could do anything I asked of it! When I started dancing as an adult, my partner said, “You float across the floor like you are on water”. What a beautiful complement! It is one thing to be ‘graceful’, but I have been wondering about being IN Grace? Of course, we all want to be in the state of grace. I wanted to explore it more deeply to understand how to Be in it and more importantly find a way to Stay in it. I closed my eyes and remembered my skating – how blissful to be moving at such high speeds across a skating rink practicing my routine content of jumps and spins….so fast. I could land with practically no sound as I completed my jumps. It was so easy and effortless. My will, devotion, discipline, persistence and determination partnering with my intention…love, flow, ease…..Grace. Still I pondered.

In the Rumi Oracle by Alana Fairchild, there is a card, ‘Resplendent with Grace’ and I would like share a part of the card’s description:

“Is it difficult to see your magnificence? Without a mirror the size of a galaxy, how could you possibly witness all that you are? You must just catch glimpses of your truth now and then. Oh, if you could see yourself as I see you in all your glorious fullness of being! You are swathed in robes of grace, so light and freeing that they do not weigh you down, and yet so luscious and full that you cannot help but stir the movement of all of creation as you step this way and that.”

I believe Grace is the experience of wonder, gratitude and unconditional love; when you are in harmony with yourself, with others and with all of Creation. It is when your body, mind and spirit are in harmony with the way of nature and universal law. Grace is the spiritual freedom that appears when you realize that your incarnation is the greatest gift.

Always with Love (and hopefully a little bit of GRACE) . . . Diana


Stellar Perspectives from Hungary

by Dr. Beatrix Czeizel & Anikó Greskóbeatrixczeizel_anikogresko__2_

13 June 2017

The Stars of the Pyramids…

We would like to inform you that a wonderful and powerful stellar influence will prevail during the next few days, with a special significance this year.
Between 11 and 18 June, the stars of the Orion belt will conjunct our Sun, transmitting very important messages and teaching codes to our world. (Alnilam-Sun conjunction: 12 to 16 June; Alnitak-Sun conjunction: 14-18 June; Mintaka-Sun conjunction: 11 to 15 June)

These three powerful stars appear in the initiation path of the Winged Lions but they have peculiar importance in the teaching pathway of the Stellar Nation of the Male Serpents as well, therefore they can channel very significant initiation codes and ancient mystical secrets to the inhabitants of the Earth, thus we can recall those exquisite teachings we received last year from the Melchizedek Soul. We have described these stars in our book Stellar Nation – Soul Families as follows:
“The messengers of the Male Serpent Nation learn the principles of teaching on the stars of the Orion belt, and how and through what steps it is possible to pass on the keys of the knowledge. So that through the process of understanding, other beings may also realize the principles, which motivate and move the structure and the life of the Creation, and they may experience the enlightenment through that. So the stars of the Orion belt represent the teacher and the educator – the teacher of mathematics, physics and nuclear physics, biology and different medical sciences, the teacher engaged in the activation of the Mer-Ka-Ba field of light, and we could continue the long list of the possibilities, by which we could express the teaching qualities of the twelve Sciences.

The Melchizedek spirit also revealed that these three belt stars actually represent the three columns of the Tree of Life, as the three different pillars of Creation, with a different attribute and quality. According to this, Mintaka raises the vortexes of knowledge, which belong to the Yang qualities on the left side of the Tree of Life and it initiates the messengers who intend to teach those wisdoms. Alnilam represents the central pillar and deals with the teaching of the qualities related to this column, while Alnitak represents the education of the Yin qualities carried by the vortexes of the right side.

Then we received a picture, which revealed us that when a certain world goes through a global cleansing and experiences its cataclysm related to that, for example in the transition of an age of the Galactic Night into the age of the Light, then usually the star Arcturus projects a beam of light, carrying the rays of the Holy Tree of Life into the ethereal field of the given star or planet. The concerned celestial body probably receives all that in the form of a special seal of light, a living holographic code, which creates a passage, a special receiving tunnel, through which the teachers educated on the Sirius and the belt stars of the Orion may arrive. They are the teachers who have been initiated in the mystery schools there and who have received the necessary mission codes to start out towards the given celestial body, in order to teach there – manifesting physically or on the level of the light body – as the Ascended Masters. In a physical body, many of them will become the founders and even the Avatars of different mystery schools and they can start passing on the knowledge by which a whole world may be cleansed, ascended, made more conscious, so that it may simply continue the pathway of its own physical and spiritual evolution. …”

In the mirror of these, we would like to call your attention to the interesting and important heavenly message that during these days, there will be a spiritual preparing and a projection full of teaching codes filled with light, in the area of the Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt, which will subtly spread from there along the geomagnetic routes and Ley lines that start out from there, and it will resonate the stone-bodies of the many thousand pyramids built upon the Earth, so that the message can reach every point of the planet.

We have known for a long time that these three pyramids were positioned in accordance with the belt stars of Orion, the Sirius and Thuban, the Pole Star of the time. As you can see in the picture, certain points of the chambers of the Great Pyramid directly relate to the exact points where these stars are projected, because the ancient creators of these pyramids also knew that certain elemental codes arrive through the stars of the Orion belt and the bridge of Sirius from time to time, which change the direction of the complete evolution of the consciousness and the awakening; and such information fields can be anchored that firmly determine the given age of development.

Similar correspondences have been discovered in the area of the monumental temple complex of Teotihuacan also, where the positions of the Pyramid of the Sun, the Pyramid of the Moon and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl – the Feathered Serpent – follow the exact projection of the belt stars of Orion too. Thus the messages of the stellar codes transmitted towards both the Yang (Egypt) and Yin (Yucatan Peninsula) points of the Unity Consciousness grid come to life simultaneously now, reaching all points of the Earth. The preparing for such a great event is in the air now, so we should attend with a conscious and open spirit. We can also prepare for the arrival of these messages in a meditative state of reception.

May these days be blessed and accompanied by heavenly inspiration!


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

Wisdom of the Ancestors

I wrote the following newsletter a year ago. It is still timely so I thought I’d share it again. Trauma begets trauma, and personal trauma begets cultural trauma. Just look at the current political, social and environmental situations. That people can treat each other and the Earth as we do speaks to the underlying generational trauma that fuels such behaviors. It is extremely important that we heal ourselves and connect to the wisdom of our ancestors so we can individually and collectively change our stories and heal our behavior. Perhaps the story below resonates for you?

“I’ve been in the process of healing family lineage trauma for many years now, starting with my own healing of trauma and addictions. Many of my clients are experiencing a similar process. Trauma affects our brain functioning and our ability to have a strong core from which to experience life. And most importantly trauma cuts us off from the wisdom of that could have been passed down through the generations. Personally, I have to look back ten generations to find the root of much of my family’s trauma. I can’t learn directly from my wise ancestors previous to that time since none of them are alive now. Still the wisdom of our ancestors is hidden in our genetic code if we clear the trauma enough for it to come forward.

diana_JuneHere is story about my experience with the rose campion plant to illustrate how family and cultural trauma can show up even in simple things like gardening: When I tend the gardens here at Tree Frog Farm, I always talk with the fairies and give notice to the plants that are in the wrong place (weeds) before pulling them. I do this because I want to be respectful of all life. One day I noticed some rose campion plants that were smothering a miniature hot tamale rose, but didn’t have a chance to do any weeding for over a week. Then in a fit of frustration and anger, I yanked out the rose campion plants and threw them on the ground. Even as I was doing it, I felt how wrong this was, but couldn’t stop. For 3 days, I walked by the campion plants, slowly dying on the grass. Never did I apologize or move them. Finally something shifted. I sat with them, apologized for my abusive behavior and moved them to the compost pile to return them to the Mother Earth. During this process I began to realize the correlation of my behavior toward the rose campions and the alcoholism and abuse in my English/Irish ancestral lineage and immediate family. Not surprising, when the flower essence of rose campion was made a couple of weeks later – from healthy and strong plants in another part of the garden – the signature came through as healing family lineage patterns of victim, enabler, perpetrator roles so we can access the multi-generational wisdom of our ancestors.”

Rose Campion and Bloodroot Flower Essences are both key essences in this multi-generational healing process. Rose Campion is in the Brain Blend and is complementary to the DuRen blend. Bloodroot is in the DuRen Blend and is complementary to the Brain Blend. I can attest to this from personal experience. Brain was on special in the last newsletter for learning quickly and preparing for exams. This time I want to highlight healing the effects of trauma on the brain. So very important!

InJoy, Diana


Diana is available at Wise Awakening the second of Thursday of each month. Her next practitioner day at Wise Awakening is Thursday, June 8. Call 360-758-7260 to schedule.




Stellar Perspectives from Hungary

by Dr. Beatrix Czeizel & Anikó Greskóbeatrixczeizel_anikogresko__2_

16 May 2017

Call for awareness…

Unfortunately we must transmit a warning message this time, which we are not to happy to discuss during these wonderful spring days, yet it is worth to prepare for and travel through this period consciously. Between 16 and 20 May, the Sun will be in conjunction with Algol and this will have a strong influence in the next few days.
From the teachings of the Stellar Nations, we already know that Algol is a star that is permeated with one of the darkest and heaviest meanings and energies of the sky, which we could meet from the story of the Stellar Nation of the Dragons and of the Angels. This conjunction becomes exact on the 17th so that is when its influence can be felt the most intensely. Those familiar with the teachings of the Stellar Nations may know that during these days, the effects of the shadow forces will be intensified and we shall attend to these with special awareness and a great spiritual cleanness in order to be able to recognize even the hidden presence of these impacts. Moreover, it was the creatures of this stellar world who made the deepest wounds in the past of the stellar daughters of Electra from the Pleiadian star family, too, which can now be touched and brought to the surface while Algol conjuncts Venus, in order for us to prepare these heavy memories for healing.

Of course, we can’t tell in advance how this will affect us; it might awaken inexplicable fears, we might come to uncertainty or we could meet such strange, financial or even sexual and emotional level temptations that we must certainly not fall into at this time. It might evoke violent feelings of rage but we must really be careful about our communication, we should watch out for what others tell us and also what we say to others, because if these shadows arouse further shadows within us too and if they invisibly turn us into the channel of their expression then afterwards we may feel like we have been swallowed up by this dark downward spiral of illusion. The wisest thing to do in this energy structure is to step back a little from the events of our everyday life and especially from all the negative effects, from all the things that arouse negative emotions, and the best is not to identify with those at all and not to enter those games. Let’s remain in the wisdom of our inner center and don’t believe any of the tempting influences that stir up fears, pains or anger, because this astral effect is aiming to get in touch with our weak spots and it feeds on the fears and negative emotions that can emerge within us.
These days lead us through the pathway of a special pilgrimage in which we are given a chance to look into the mirror of our life to examine and recognize our weak points, to which the shadow can still attach, and where fear and doubt can still overrule. Then in all of these points, with the power of a spiritual command, we shall consciously choose our faith in Light, Mercy and being healed, then that lantern can be born, which can guide us through the realm of the maze of fear, in order to reach the gate of one of the most beautiful Light finally. …

So we are awaited by a great and noble task, but if we manage to experience this by being consciously aware of it; it can bring wonderful recognitions and it can provide us with a new kind of inner power.

Dr. Beatrix Czeizel & Anikó Greskó


Meraki Moments

Meraki Moments

“You can discover the source of creativity within yourself and through the power of your enlightened choice, you can align your own intentions with those of the unfolding Creative Universe.”

“Just say…Yes!”

-David Ison

My Dear Friends…

Welcome to Meraki Moments, our weekly newsletter. Each week we’ll bring you practical techniques, a bit of inspiring information and a beautiful Meraki Sound Healing direct experience. Thanks for coming together and please…come on in.

Let’s start with our Hearts:

It is said, and rightly so, that all roads lead to the heart. Filled with the essence of transformation, your heart is giving and receiving, continuously sustaining your life, every minute, every hour, every day. Your heart is always there for you, loving you unconditionally, hoping you’ll open its door and receive the bounty within.

When your heart is blocked or bound, your Essential Self and the healing, transformative powers of unconditional love are not available to you. By focusing on and opening the Heart Center, you put to rest the confusion, the self-doubt, and the questions that keep you from embracing your Essential Self.

Opening your heart allows you to accept the beauty of incarnation and to experience the happiness born of the essence of unconditional self-love. Your open heart offers you the opportunity to become full of the joy of living and to be happy choosing to do what’s right—right for yourself, right for others, and right for the world around you.

 The Meraki Direct Experience…Opening your peaceful heart

Let’s take a moment and unbind our hearts. This sound contemplation will help you do that.

Using Meraki Music:

As you listen to the music focus on your Heart Center… feel your heart giving and receiving, giving and receiving, lovingly sustaining your life, offering you the essence of pure, unconditional love.

  • Resonate with the presence of the heart’s unconditional love for you.
  • Rest and Receive the inner peace that comes from this experience.
  • When the music is finished come out slowly and carry this feeling throughout your day.
Meraki Music Video

Ahhhhhh….Heart Harmony…thanks for joining us my friends.

See you next week.

Deep Peace and Meraki to you…David

Horoscope Tip of the Week

1637-michael_cropped - june 2014 - 2Tip of the Week
by Michael O’Conner – Life Coach, Astrologer

The New Moon in Taurus on April 26 was extra special because it was ‘cazimi’, which means the Moon was positioned exactly at the center point of the Sun. Due to its closeness to the Sun, this can be understood as the opposite of a Solar Eclipse which occurs when the Sun and Moon appear to be the same size. The Cazimi Moon is considered auspicious and confers brilliance, genius even and may manifest as a rare spiritual signature in one’s Natal Chart and energetically when it occurs generally, as with this one. So, this is a special lunation.

The fact that Mercury was and remains retrograde until May 3rd adds a twist to the plot. Mercury Rx in Aries supports a strong focus and ability to be fully present in the moment, at best, but can prove very impatient and short-sighted, at worst. Mercury was also conjunct Uranus on April 28 and will be again on May 9th while again in its direct, forward motion. Mercury conjunct Uranus is also quite auspicious supporting an unusually open mind yet is more likely to activate dreaming, in Technicolor, than to take deliberate and practical action.

Venus re-enters Aries on April 28 about 90 minutes prior to the Mercury/Uranus conjunction. Venus will remain in Aries until May 16 before entering her own sign of Taurus. Saturn makes an exact square to Chiron on the 30th while still close to conjunct the Galactic Center. Generally, this refers to the need for healing at a collective level. Mass deception and limiting subconscious beliefs are some of the main issues to overcome.

Michael O’Connor

Life Coach Astrologer