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

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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


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.





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.

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:

Tarot Reading for March 2017

laura.abernathy“2 of Wands”

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]

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

News, Features, Highlights, Fun


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



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:

We wish you blessed and liberating days!

Dr. Beatrix Czeizel and Anikó Greskó

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: