Sacred Timing

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When our Moon empties out at the end of a cycle, there is no light in the night sky. Correspondingly, during dark Moon times, our own light turns inward, in sync with a gravitational pull to slow down and be still.  This inward pull to stillness, to being with our deep selves, occurs twice each month. Once with the Collective Lunar Cycle, and once with the Personal Lunar cycle.

Both cycles, the personal and the collective, have the same rhythmic pattern; it is the start days that vary. The Collective Lunar Cycle starts with the New Moon, and the Personal Lunar Cycle starts with the phase of the Moon in which you are born. The Dark Moon, this inward pull to quiet receptivity, occurs three days before the New Moon in both the personal and collective cycles.

A Dark Moon in the collective cycle is occurring as I post this blog article.  The New Moon occurs Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 1:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time. This means that the Collective Dark Moon starts Thursday, October 27, 2016, in the afternoon in US Eastern time zone.  The inward pull toward quiet refection begins on Thursday and continues through the weekend, until the New Moon.  Within a day after the New Moon, we start to feel the upward energy surge again.

Not everyone feels this timing. It can start with a nudge, a pull toward stillness, reflection, rest, quiet. If you sense any of this, please open the invitation. The more we align with natural, cyclic timing, the more the experience becomes familiar to us. Like all new skill sets, when we pay attention, we open receptor pathways of the original blueprints that our bodies are timers.

The Personal Lunar Cycle is the other cycle with this rhythmic pattern of slowing down, release and renewal. I just had my Personal Dark Moon; It started late Friday, October 21, 2016, continued through Saturday, all day Sunday and ended with my Personal New Moon, Monday morning, October 24, 2016 in the 8 o’clock hour.

I anticipate the personal dark Moon phase as a sacred holiday. This is a time when I honour the whole of my life in synchronized flow with our living Universe. For us, on Earth, flow means the Moon is involved.

I have been aligning with this sacred timing since 1993.  For 95% of this time, I have planned and scheduled around this pivotal timing. I have minimized commitments, laid low, and observed sensate release and regeneration typical of cyclic endings and beginnings.

Seven years ago, I took a nursing job on a per diem basis, even though I worked fulltime. I choose to forego benefits like paid time off so that  I could control my schedule and not have to work on low energy Personal Dark Moon days.  There is predictive value in knowing this rhythm, and I used it for self-care and well-being, and to optimize the potent receptivity (intuition, inner knowing, coming to center) inherent during Dark Moon times.

This past Personal Lunar Cycle, though, I was under deadline for a high-pressured, freelance writing assignment and I had to work through the low energy time. Eliminating distractions, cancelling social plans and staying focused on the writing task, I did muster the stamina to complete the task. It took all that I had, energetically and emotionally.

The carrot at the end of the stick was that I knew the Moon was void of course all day on Monday, enhancing my ability to rest post project. My schedule was clear and I gave myself a do-nothing day. It was calm, sweet, comfortable, quiet, relaxing and restorative.

On Tuesday, I was aware of still needing a little slower down time and I eased into the day with that awareness, of being kind with myself.

I have been through enough of these Personal Lunar Cycle turnings to know that if I do not stop and be still during this precious, sacred time, a depression, an irritability, an out of sorts experience shows up.  It is the beast in nature; if we do not feed the beast what it needs, in this case rest and quiet, it roars in ugliness.

I did not get the stillness that I needed during my Personal Dark Moon, however, I knew enough to not continue forward before taking deep rest. I was a little off schedule, however, I still gave myself the self-care and stillness that I needed.

Our bodies need these rest and reset times daily, twice within the Lunar Cycle, one Personal, one Collective, and yearly, right before our birthday, with our Solar Return.

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I want to shout from the rooftop, I want to play the trumpet and bang the cymbals, I want to sing an operatic High C to let people know about these natural cycle turnings, these pivot times of stop and restart. Coming to zero point with nature’s timing is an exquisite, sacred experience.

Much of what I read these days is that answers to our challenges are found through self-love. Listening to, and heeding, the needs of our precious human bodies, is to me, ultimate expression of self-love. In Sacred Heart living, listening for what the body needs is high priority.

For those new to this sacred timing, I am in the process of developing online training for recognizing and honouring these sacred cycle alignments. I anticipate these products to be ready on or before Spring, 2017.

Those who have taken my personal lunar cycle classes know this timing and I welcome your sharing on the value of this timing in your life. Please add your comments in the comments section below!

Sunrise, Sunset

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Through a moving FB post, a friend opened me to a new experience of Natural Time – the simple noticing of Sunrise and Sunset and their daily fluctuations.

This is a brilliant practice for moving through the hold that cultural conditioning about time tries to have over us. When we honour nature’s fluidity, we open to our own fluidity. For those in affinity with the Divine Feminine, Goddess Energy and Eastern philosophies, dawn and twilight have long been identified as Dakini time, when there is high receptivity to receiving intuition. Sunrise and sunset are Soulful living times.

Personal energy flows, and with it, power, stamina and focus, in relation to the ebbs and flows of the natural world. We are cyclic beings within a cyclic world. We can use information about natural cycles to our advantage. We can use the rhythms of life to plan, schedule, choose and create experiences that optimize our quality of life.

Do you want more time with your kids? Do you want an easier flow through challenging work projects? Do you want rest that satiates and restores you?

If yes, with this blog, you have found a place that offers information, resources, training and support to help you open to the flow of Time as an active participant rather than as passive subject.

For example:

Knowing when the Moon is Void of Course, we can choose to indulge in rest, relaxation, quiet cuddle time or mundane organizational tasks rather than force forward when our satellite, the Moon, has lost connection. With the Moon out of receiving range, our bodies feel this void on the physical energy level; focus is dimmed because the gravitational pull is toward reflection in contrast to action, and work projects meet with delays and difficulties. Work arounds involve knowing when the Moon is void and planning and scheduling accordingly. You can receive direct support about this here.

Knowing about Dark of the Moon days, and planning and scheduling accordingly, enhances dissolution of what has ended with the close of the Lunar cycle. This awareness allows for clear and uncluttered space to receive in the new cycle, with the restart button of each New Moon.

Observing the simple shifts of Sunrises and Sunsets imprints within our psyches the living awareness that we are in sync with the flow of Life.

Additional products to help identify and align with natural cycles, as well as services in support of shifting to an organic experience of Time, are in the works.  The Void of Course Moon Club is already up and running.

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Love and Peace, and let’s flow!

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Living Yes

Relaxing into co-creation is part of the transformative shift that we are in now, as we transition from life in 3D to life in 5D. One of the most significant changes with this shift is that we respond to personal triggers with measured choice rather than reactive impulsivity.

This change is possible because we can now, consciously, come from a place of trust within ourselves, our Souls, and in living connection with a loving Universe. Please feel these words at the heart level; feel exactly what it means to trust in yourself and your Soul and your living connection with a loving Universe. Feel what it means to be part of, to belong, rather than feeling alienated and alone.

Life in 3D was based on comparing and competition; we could not ever be good enough. In 5D we are more than enough, we ARE part of and we belong.

Here is an example of how this shift showed up for me: Sunday’s extended Void of Course Moon impacted me to the extent that I had to go home and rest, rather than stay out and shop for groceries, even though I was close to the shops I frequent.

On Monday, rested and ready, I went back out into the world, for grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and our wonderful Kroger’s. There was also a trip to Michaels on the day’s itinerary. I had an extended block of time to enjoy these errands and did not feel rushed.

For optimal efficiency, my first stop was Michaels and then a nearby Kroger’s.  On my way, I passed by my favorite coffee shop, Coffee Emporium in Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio.  I am not a café person; unless meeting a friend, I do not take time to stop, sit and enjoy a cup of tea.  This day, however, stopping for a relaxing cup of tea was the number one option before me, almost an imperative. The self-talk was that if I want a more relaxed life, I have to take more relaxing opportunities.

Parking was difficult; I did not have change for meters and the non-paying spots were taken.  It took two trips around the area and then I found a space and pulled in. I was determined to take this action step toward a more relaxed life and the start button said “Now.” The obstacle of difficult parking could not deflect me.

On the short walk to the café, I encountered this:

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My heart leaps with nature’s surprise gifts, like this this beautiful, furry creature crossing my path. I got tea and found a cozy place to sit outdoors. Once settled, I reflected on the meaning of the appearance of this beautiful, wooly brown caterpillar. I understood the message to be about abundance and beauty, its colour was magnificent and it radiated life with its determined crawl. I also knew that this sighting spoke to change and transformation.

In this cozy outdoor setting, sipping hot tea and with the ambiance of relaxation all around me, I thanked this creature for its visit, and started researching on my phone the metaphysical meaning of brown wooly caterpillar. I let the meanings sink in, accepting the ones that had relevance. Soaking in the significance of this caterpillar’s visit, I relaxed more deeply, breathing in the chill fall air, savouring the nature that surrounded me and absorbing the quiet slowness of this outdoor café.

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I learned through the research that brown wooly caterpillars can take up to 14 years to transform. Reflecting on this rather long timeline, a shaft of light broke through my consciousness, an opening awareness that I am on track with my own transformation, too. Slow, steady, consistent, always saying yes when the invitation comes to transform more wholly into my new life: relaxed, co-creative, expressively creative, grounded in trust, belonging, embodied empowerment, money materializing, and soulfully connected with others, with Nature, with Life.

Relaxation is key to our new lives as conscious co-creators. Our nervous systems have to be in neutral, not stuck in fight/flight or freeze responses, not in reactionary mode. We have to be with the expanded, interactive vibrancy that is all around us. When this relaxed synchronization happens, we can sense, see, feel, listen, receive and say Yes to incoming communication from the Living, Loving Field. We can open to the wholeness of our new Lives in this New Time by doing things differently, by changing habits, by opening to more fulfilling ways to fuse with Life.

How about you? What special guests are showing up in surprise visits for you? What is your call to action to make wanted changes in your life?

If you would like a companion guide to help you open to the experience of living life rooted in trust rather than reaction, contact me. I have years of experience with deep listening, intuitive sensing and gentle reflection and I am a big fan of the many opportunities available now for easing into this quantum shift.

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Photos by Aureal Williams

 

It’s Time for Layering

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The potency of this Time is palpable. I am curious to hear how you are feeling it; for me, the potency feels like a bubbling brew stirring in the cauldron as we wait, and then wait some more.

There is a busyness in this season, especially during the first month of Fall.  While that busyness plays out on one dimension of consciousness, it seems there is a pull toward another layer of consciousness, transposed over the busy layer. This overlay is of stillness.

With the shift to the 5th Dimension, it seems that we are calmer, slower, more deliberate and conscious in our lives and choices than ever before. While the Fall season stirs with activity, it feels that this overlay of stillness brings calm, patience and serenity. This new layer of observing, in contrast to reacting, vibrates with a frequency that All is Well, and that, accepting responsibility, we are the authority within our own lives.

During Fall in the Western Hemisphere, we start layering sweaters and jackets over our clothes. In this Evolutionary Time, it is much the same. We are overlaying normal consciousness with higher frequencies. This overlay allows for calm observance of daily life and a panoramic view of previously unseen possibilities.

If things are not as you want, a vital key is to be crystal clear, and consistent, with what you do want. One way to do this is to open your Second Chakra, between your naval and perineum, in the lower abdomen. Open this area with breath, colour, Light, Movement and Love. The Second Chakra is about what we want and when the tissue, muscle and fascia there is tight, contracted and constricted, it is hard to materialize what we do want. Relax the lower belly; rub it like a genie!

Perhaps this functional overlay is part of the fusion of Light and Life on Earth; perhaps it is the multidimensional spectrum of integration, or interplay, between the 3rd and 5th Dimensions.  There is more light, more translucence within the physical experience now; while we remain grounded on Earth, we are becoming less dense, more Light. This lightening allows for greater awareness of other possibilities and more freedom of choice.

It goes without saying that one cannot enjoy the overlay and still listen to, read or get caught up in mainstream news. Some of us have answered the call to not be pulled into the drama playing out within the world, Instead, we tune into the rising frequencies. Cutting off from the news, you will still hear and learn what is happening. You just have, by choice, more lift in the sky for an enhanced view.

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How are you experiencing the Potency of Now and the overlay of Stillness? Please share in the comments section, below!

 

 

 

The Spaciousness of No Judgement

Pattern recognition comes in little slips of awareness when light shines upon shadow, revealing habituated responses that no longer serve us. With so much Light filtering into Life now, pattern recognition presents as an ongoing opportunity.

For me, pattern recognition awareness has been about judgement. In the Western world, we are indoctrinated, through commercials and advertising, especially, to look for and choose perfection.  Life is not like that; we are unique, beautiful individuals in our own right, however, often far from the ideal of beauty and perfection.

I have been aware of how opinions pop into my consciousness as I encounter other people, strangers, especially. This is not my, or anyone else’s, True Nature. We have been conditioned and programmed to be competitive and comparing, judging others over things that are none of our business and do not matter. For me, and maybe for you, this habituated response of judgment no longer works.

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What is it like to encounter strangers without having an opinion or a judgement pop into consciousness?  What is it like to simply encounter others and have a wide open, not preconceived, not conditioned response? This is the current, life- changing assignment that I have chosen to accept.

In the few times I have been free from conditioned response, the experience is spacious and liberating.  My direct experience is not blocked by a limiting opinion; the unconditioned response does not take precious seconds from my life by having a judgement about what someone is wearing or how their hips look. Instead, my consciousness is free of distraction and clutter, open to downloading my own possibilities.

From focused work on accessing this shift to 5D, it is clear to me that living in the present moment is key. When my automatic response to seeing another human being is an opinion or judgement, I am not in the moment. I am bringing baggage from some programmed pre-conditioning that is neither true to me nor to Life.

Having such conditioned responses is a monumental waste of time and resources. I want the freedom that is reflected in a Montana sky or the view of a Wyoming ranch or a gaze across the Great Lake Superior.  I want open, unrestricted, unfettered, unbounded consciousness.

To have this unconditioned consciousness when encountering others means that I keep my mind free, open and clear.  It means when an opinion pops into consciousness, I give it no air time. I breathe and bring my consciousness back to empty where I can catch messages of inspiration, information and guidance for my own life.

Changing this conditioned patterning is going to take deep and consistent practice. It is going to take constant reminders; it is going to take wiping the slate clean of gossip, of magazine and online ads that suggest perfection, of commercials that lie.

I say yes to this change because having opinions and conditioned responses strangle me and I cannot take it anymore.  There is another way. The 5th, and higher, Dimensions invite this kind of freedom shift. This Now provides the Light to see outdated patterns and our Souls reach for the Light. We always have free will regarding personal choices. Once we hear the clarion bell, “Look at this!” how do we choose, yes, or no?

My choice is yes.  With gratitude for seeing the pervasive pattern of judging, I say yes to a free, truer way to live. How about you? What pattern recognition comes to light for you now, to re-pattern for a happier, healthier, freer you? If a pattern does not automatically come to mind, keep asking! Now is prime time for shifting outdated patterns.

Please share in the comments section!

Courage!

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Seasonal Shifts

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On subtle energy levels, the shift from summer to fall is from hot and dry to dry and cold. This information has been passed down to us from long ago ancestors who lived this knowing. Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Ayurveda, and the foundation of modern western medicine, the study and practice of herbs, are based on awareness of subtle energy shifts within seasonal changes.

Each season has three parts, a beginning, middle and end. These three distinct parts relate to the Sun’s movement through the three signs of the zodiac within a season. For Fall, this is Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius.

Each of these parts relate to the three basic modus operandi of universal energy principles recognized by indigenous peoples and sacred teachings throughout most world systems. The beginning of a season is just that, an initiating time. The middle part of the season is a holding time, giving what was newly initiated the time and structure to gel and then be dissolved again, the ebb and flow of life, within the third part of a season.

This Fall

On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 10:22 AM, Eastern Standard Time, we “officially” move into the Fall Season in the Northern Hemisphere. This time marking is based on when our Sun moves into the zodiac sign of Libra, according to some systems of the zodiac.

For the past several weeks, in the Northern Hemisphere, we have been feeling this dismantling of the summer season as, in the last part of summer, we moved from dry toward cold.  We see this shift in the form of a little chill in the air, a look toward bringing out warmer clothing and a tendency toward food and drink that is more sustaining than summer fare.

To bring conscious awareness to what happens on these subtle energy levels helps us support our bodies, a most important asset as we move through the greater shift to the 5th Dimension.  Our bodies are our knowing tools now. How we feel, what we sense through felt experience and intuitive awakenings, helps us navigate the territory of not knowing, which seems to be everywhere now.

If working consciously with this seasonal shift resonates with you, here are suggestions for supporting this shift on the triumvirate of body, mind and Spirit:

Body

Consciously recognize the shift in food choices that your body wants. There are classic books in support of this shift, Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford and Staying Healthy with the Seasons by Elson M. Haas

Notice, and acknowledge, how your body wants to move in this new seasonal shift. Are you nudged toward a different kind of exercise or exercising at a different time of day; are your sleep patterns shifting?

Mind

We moved through late Summer discerning, separating wheat from chaff. We are left with what we want to keep. Part of this new season relates to Harmony and Beauty.  How are we bringing both of these essential energies into our lives now? Are we bringing our minds home to what is essential to us, or are we still allowing ourselves to be distracted by nonessentials?

Spirit

The cycles keep turning and with each turn we can spiral to a higher vibrational frequency. On a core level, the shift from summer to fall involves transition from active phase to contemplative phase. What have we learned through this Solar Year so far, since last Winter Solstice? How are we preparing ourselves for the end of the Solar Year? We have one season left, this fall season, before the next Solar Year starts with the Winter Solstice on December 21, 2016.

Goal setting can be tricky, however, it does help to acknowledge what we want and how we are contributing to or inhibiting that reach. In its essence, the Fall season is about Harmony, Power and Freedom. If these words feel too broad, notice how you instinctively shift with each of the three parts of this Fall Season.  Feel the shifts! Dates are September 21, October 22 and November 21.

Body, mind and Soul benefit when we consciously acknowledge subtle invitations to honour and align with the energy shifts of the natural world.

May Fall be blessed, rich and colourful for you!         autumn-leaves-1486064_1280

 

 

All That Jazz

The rubber met the road this week.

I am taking Dana Mrkich’s course, Create a Life you Love, and in this first week, I see that if I want sustainable change, I have to shift my vibrational frequency throughout the whole of my life.

This truth came through as a direct experience the other day while I was riding along, listening to news on NPR.  The segment was about US politics and I could not listen anymore. It was a life or death choice, really – did I want to accept the challenge and up my frequency or did I want to keep wallowing in what depressed me?

I did make a clean break and turned the radio off. I suspect the potent intensity of the 3 eclipses has something to do with this choice now, along with Dana’s excellent teaching.

In making the choice to stop listening to news, an unfolding sequence was set into play. Some years ago, I asked myself, “What would my life be like if I listened to jazz?” I imagined that my life, if I choose to listen to jazz, would be freer, happier and wilder in a creative and improvisational way. Riskier! I imagined, with jazz, there would be more fluid motion in my life.

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A couple of years ago, I bought a new car with a required feature, that it allows for Pandora radio. While I basically listened to Pandora on road trips, of which there were many, I listened to NPR for local city driving.

Now, since listening to the news is intolerable, and when I want sounds over silence, I turn on Pandora to a jazz channel. The long-held wish of giving myself more jazz is now reality.

My anecdotal story here seems to reflect how long change timelines can be.  More than a few years ago, I made the request that I wanted a life with more jazz in it. A couple of years after that, I got the tool I needed for that to happen, a car with modern technology. Then, a “choose life or continue suffering” choice presented itself. I could keep listening to toxic news that depressed me with each word, or I could choose Life, first with silence in turning the radio off, and then with the realization that I could easily have the jazz I longed for grooving on the car radio.

What we want is here, when we stop the habitual choosing of lower vibrational choices over higher, more resonant vibes. These conscious choices take presence; presence of how we are feeling and what we truly want. And then we make the choice, breathing out resistance, stuck energy and fear and reach out for the high bar.

How about you? What “Choose Life” shift is happening for you in this swirling, whirlwind Eclipse time? What personal choice change calls to you, and how are you saying Yes or what would help in order for you to stop saying No? Please share in the comments below.

Love,

Aureal

A 5th Dimension Take on the News

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In the topsy-turvy time of Now, Yuval Noah Harari is an historian who looks to the future.  Two recent news articles about his upcoming book, ‘Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow’ have caught my eye, from the perspective of the shift to life in 5D.

The first news article is from theguardian.com and this quote from that article resonates with our shift to the 5th Dimension:

“The agricultural and industrial revolutions were about changing the world outside us. This century will be about changing the world inside us – making new entities with new kinds of brains. We are quickly acquiring powers that were always thought to be divine.”

All of the readings and work I have done understanding and living this shift to 5D brings me to the understanding that we are approaching, if not already there, an end to hierarchy. In the Now, we open to the direct experience of the divinity within us, with no one above or below us.

This Divinity aspect of the quantum shift shows up in two ways. One, in the experience of equality amongst all of us. We witness this equality through global sharing of news about people and animals in need, and with grassroots movements like Black Lives Matter and gender issues of equal pay.

The other way this aspect of living our Divinity shows up is that we are each becoming more Light. Many of us are claiming our own sovereignty and autonomy within relationships and with work and life choices. We are recognizing and choosing what is authentic to us. In doing so, we open more fully to the Light within and this Light shines through us, lessening and decreasing density of thought and experience. We are more fluid, like liquid Light.

All of this change does shift our brains; rather than victims, we are active and responsible participants in the circumstances and outcomes of our own lives.

The Effect of Data on Group Mind

The other article about Yuval Noah Harari’s work is from FT(Financial Times) and covers the dominance of artificial intelligence in modern life. For me, this article could be a scary read without a 5D shift perspective.

First, is the recognition of a group field, or group mind. In 5D, we not only claim our divinity, we also claim our connectivity. We are not alone, we are in this together, with choice of which “together” you wish to claim. This article, for me, stresses the importance of holding the highest vibration possible: the positive outlook, the gratitude path, the goodness perspective. As divine beings we are responsible for our choices and each and every moment of our lives we have the choice to take the high road or the low road.

Part of the 5D experience that I have not written about much yet is the experience of the Living Field.  This is a Field of energy within and around us and how we plug into that Field matters and is contributory to the outcomes we experience in our lives.

Consider how you feel when you are around someone who excites and engages you in contrast to someone who depresses and repels you. These responses happen on the individual, group and collective level.

Now that we live a wired life, we are more plugged into the collective energy Field than ever before.  This level of connectivity gives purpose to refined discernment and conscious choice. Contaminants are real, whether they are infectious germs or infectious energy content.

I know a couple who decline to shop at Walmart, despite money savings, because the group energy field there is dense and discordant for their vibrational frequency. I am not suggesting that you stop shopping at certain places, only to note how you feel in group or collective settings and how that feeling might be affecting your greater energy field.

Morphic Fields is another perspective on collective energy fields.  I once took a class on Abundance and the teacher stressed the importance of connecting to the morphic field of those who succeeded in the area where we want to succeed. The technique is to connect to the morphic field of great artists, or writers, or successful people in individual fields of endeavor.

Morphic fields are energy vortexes of people living and dead. We reach up to the inexhaustible wisdom field with its mindset of success and accomplishment. When not conscious and choosing, we can connect at lower vibrational frequencies that are not supportive or helpful.

When I read the Financial Times article about the power of data and artificial intelligence I am reminded, emphatically, of the need to use the power of choice, my own divine sovereignty, always and everywhere. It seems that 5D living requires this, otherwise we are pulled into the swamps of what we do not want or endorse. The closing paragraph of that article says as much:

“As long as you have greater insight and self-knowledge than the algorithms, your choices will still be superior and you will keep at least some authority in your hands.”

One point of clarification: Yes, we are neither better nor worse than anyone else.  When choosing the high road over the low road, the difference in the 5th Dimension shift is not that we are judging the low road or those we perceive to be on it: rather, we are making personal choice that the low road, however it shows up, is not our path.

This is a subtle point; we choose and move on, free of the entanglements of judging, gossiping or condemning. Staying present with each unfolding moment, and each personal choice of our own lives, requires full attention, free of judgement and comparisons. Simply make a choice, determined by questions like, does this have resonance for me or not?

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In summary, and if a how-to primer is helpful, consider this:

  1. Realize your Divinity – Invite, ask, listen and heed your intuitive, Soul knowing. Activate your sovereignty through making your own choices. Start small if you are not already living intuitively.

 

  1. Notice the contagion effect with what you watch, read, listen to and engage with. Does the encounter add to your energy or deplete it? Notice, and then make choice.

 

  1. Take care of yourself with nourishing nutrition, good sleep, loving relationships, helpful personal and professional support and work and play that add to fulfillment: personal choices within your own life!

Please add your experiences about opening to your Sovereignty and conscious choice-making within your life in the comments section below!

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The Deep Octave of No Thought

This past week I drove 16 hours, alone and in one day, with monster clouds at the dark end of the drive. The next day, I had my Dark Moon in the Personal Lunar Cycle. The Dark Moon in both Personal and Collective Lunar Cycles is like no gas in the tank. We empty out; this is the ebb before the flow at the start of the next cycle.

On these days last week, I was tired to the point of speechlessness; an eviscerating stripping of all that was nonessential. In the midst of that tiredness was the absence of thought. I was too tired to think!

In these writings I often mention that with the shift to 5D we operate from sensate experience rather than through the thought plane of 3D. While I have practiced this new way quite a lot, I have not ever experienced the complete and surrounding absence of thought as I did last week.

This experience brought me to a deeper octave of “no thought.” Trying to articulate the experience is challenging, because the experience is beyond words. There was a calmness, a penetrating stillness and safety with it that I noticed, loved and appreciated.

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Despite being in the midst of a transcontinental move, and the packing and saying goodbyes and hellos associated with this move, and baseline life with work and laundry, cooking and cleaning, there was nothing to think about; energy was applied to being; to breathing and feeling physicality in a simplified, atmospherically reverberating way. (Animate in a Living, Loving, Responsive Field.)

I want more of this deep octave of no thought. It was warm and comforting with a pervasive sense of presence in All is Well.

In this New Field of the 5th Dimension and beyond, we are informed in each moment. Thinking short-circuits present moment awareness. Thought takes away possibilities, received through sensate knowing and intuition. Yes, this is a whole new way of being.

This past week I had a deep and direct experience of freedom from thought. One metaphoric description might be “Heaven on Earth.” In my direct experience, it is a whole new dimension of presence and it is awesome.

Have you considered practicing absence of thought? It is one  way of opening to living in the present moment. A great, international teacher on this topic is Eckhart Tolle. He has books, a website and many YouTube videos with which to start your practice, if you are interested.

I welcome questions and comments about your experience releasing thought as a main access to life. I am available as a teacher and companion guide if you would like assist on this courageous journey.

Moving away from the Eye of the Storm

Seven weeks ago I entered into a negotiation to move to a new place in a new town. This move is packed with emotion and mystery and feelings not yet fully processed. Feelings like vulnerability, confusion and willingness.

During the initial meeting, the other party and I agreed on a timeline. Throughout these past seven weeks I checked in regularly regarding the timeline, with no response.

Then, finally, a reply confirming a mandated deadline; As I prepared to leave, I received word that needed documentation was not complete and could I help? For the past seven weeks I had offered to help and this offer was always declined; in the last minute, such help was needed.
My frustration level was red hot over something I had no control over. There was not one thing I could do to get an earlier, easier response, despite a month of trying.

The physical effects of my frustration were alarming: Red face, blood boiling, foot-stomping, fist-raising anger with loud, fast talking. I was able to calm myself and my frustration level abated, enough for me to ask, “Why am I in such a situation?” I stuck one toe into that pondering pool as day went into night.

And what a dark and stormy night it was. Winds of 75 miles an hour blew screens out of the windows. Lighting was so consistent that the sky was bright white for extended periods during the middle of the night. Thunder echoed deep rumbling within me.

That morning, travel bans were in place, as down trees blocked roads, live wires presented danger and a power outage affected tens of thousands of people over a wide region. The power outage for my area lasted 18 hours. The power for internet connection was out 36 hours.

It is quite an experience to live without power for lengths of time. We have to resort to ourselves, deep within, without conveniences, virtual communications or distractions. My gratitude goes out to all of the men and women who work to return access to power we have accepted as norm. My prayers also go out for universal solar power, for the benefit of all and for freedom from power outages!

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Photo by Aureal Williams

There are many lessons for me in this stormy experience. A main lesson is to get out of the eye of the storm.

As human beings we have to work with and depend on others. We are also working in a living Field of Energy that is quantum leaps above conscious understanding or willful natures.
Cooperators and collaborators, at least on the first go-round, and unless our intuition informs otherwise, deserve consideration that they, too, are doing the best that they can. If, after multiple encounters with a particular person or group, there is consistent failure to come through, that is another case.

There are many delays in life plans these days. It can be frustrating to the point of adverse effect on our physical bodies. This week I saw that it is my choice whether I stay in the path of the storm when things do not seem to be going my way — I can let my body get agitated to the intensity of a 75 mile an hour wind, or, I can trust the Universe. I can trust that my stated intentions, wishes, wants have been heard and that their fulfillment is in the works. The Living Field works with me and on my behalf, way past the level of my mental comprehension. I can retreat from the path of the storm, as the great martial arts masters teach, and choose to do something else with my time and attention, instead of staying focused on the issue like a dog with a bone.

With the multidimensional frequencies of the New Now, force does not apply. Effortlessness and ease are hallmarks of the 5th Dimension. That does not mean that results are imminent; it does mean that a Living Field is at work, along with other people and me, on any particular endeavor. Mental understanding or willfulness cannot scope the whole picture. To rest within this collaborative Field, I buy into these underlying premises:

My intentions, wishes, wants have been heard and the Living Field works on my behalf.

Stubborn willfulness hurts and prolongs the agony of separation and helplessness.

I do not know the whole story; I can honour my own requests to the Universe by waiting and moving out of the eye of the storm.

The other party is, often, doing the best they can even if I do not understand their choices.

Evidence repeatedly shows that I can buy into these premises. It requires release of willfulness and attempts to force. Willfulness and forcing are learned and deeply conditioned responses from earlier times. They no longer function so well now. Willfulness is stubborn, yet it does melt with soft approach.

Has your approach to frustrations changed as we transition to life in 5D? Do share in the comments section!

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