5 D Living



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The time between these two eclipses, the New Moon, or Solar Eclipse, of May 20 2012 and the Full Moon, or Lunar Eclipse, of June 4 2012 increases the capacity for self-care.  I have taken the Cosmos up on this generous offer and had a stretch of six consecutive days I devoted to creative fulfillment.  At the beginning of this creative stretch, I had to decompress and ease into this open space of time.  I read a mystery as a way to start relaxing, and I slept a lot.  Once restored, I stressed about how to start.  Sitting on the porch with my ipad, I had the inspiration to start with catching up on the bookmarks I made over the past two months.  This was a wise choice, as it took me on a serendipitous journey of self-healing and creative fulfillment.

The first stop in my bookmarks was about the memory of water. As an intuitive, I get that the function of water is connection.   Water is an extremely powerful link in our humanity,  from self-to-self, self-to-other and self-to-planet. Water is both soft, in that it flows through any obstruction, and it is hard, in that it can wear down rock.  I reviewed the memory of water videos on youtube and that pulled me back to work I had known,  the work of Masaru Emoto and his Messages from Water. This work represents profound energy medicine, in that water crystals reflect what we see, feel, hear and say.  Then I remembered what my friend Marifran Korb shared with me some time ago.  Marifran writes the quality she wants for that day on a piece of paper and attaches that paper to her water glass for the day. Since her work is about relationship, she often writes words like “peace” and “harmony,” to imprint the water she drinks.

From this imprinting perspective of water,  we might as well put into it what we want, in order to maximize help from the universe. I am inputting words like clarity, creative fulfillment, connection, money, because those are the qualities I want these days. Water does take the shape of what is around it, so if I put in what I want, it seems I have more of a chance for a match.  I am also experimenting with imprinting vocalizations of the words rather than taping them to the glass, as that way seems easier and more portable.  If you experiment with this technique, let me know how it goes!

Next on my journey through the bookmarks, I found decluttering information.  That word, “declutter”, does not work for me.  I prefer clearing space, so that is the term I use here. The bookmark lead to the work of Sue Rasmussen, a resource my friend Marifran suggested to me, and Sue’s work seems to be a real find.  I love the aesthetic of  her website and the page I had bookmarked had a quote from Suze Orman that struck right to the heart of what I was trying to do during this six day creative lark, clear my living space and energy field for creative fulfillment that financially satisfies.  The quote says, “If you have debt I’m willing to bet that general clutter is a problem for you too.” 

Holding on to things I do not use and do not need has been a challenge throughout my life.  According to astrological and indigenous peoples’ theory, I am a fixed or holding type, out of the three possible types.  These types are called the modalities in astrology and modus operandi within indigenous cultures.  The three types are cardinal or initiating, fixed or holding and mutable or integrating.  We need all three capacities for living, however, we are often strongest in one particular type and therein lie our challenges.  With a fixed nature, I am able to see things through to completion, I have tenacity, however, letting go and not holding on represent challenges.  Going into this six day stretch I consciously knew that the work before me was to clear my office space so that I could make room for writing that I long to do, and other creative work.  In my conceptual mind, and my physical body, this work felt like crossing the mountain and I had no clue of how I was going to get there.  I did get there, I rejoice to say, however, there was a step in between.

Whether it was thinking about water and what we put into our bodies or whether it was thinking about the clogging clutter of extra body weight, I found myself thinking about food choices. I went to a book that I love and use often Paul Pitchford’s Healing with Whole Foods.  Throughout the years, I have known that I have a “damp” constitution from the perspective of Chinese Medicine.  Pitchford’s book is full of information about right foods to eat for our particular constitutions and I spent time revisiting that information. Clarity was one of the words that I infused into my drinking water, so maybe that is how the awareness arose.  Anyway, I got it that I need to eat more vegetables.  Cooking is not a favored task of mine and I like to eat easy. Cooking vegetables is simple enough so I  said yes to change, went vegetable shopping and cleared space in my life to change how and what I eat.  I want more chi in my life, I want energy and that green, animated source of living.

What I experienced in this six day stretch is that we no longer live solely in the third and fourth dimensions.  With 2012 and the accumulated awakening since the Harmonic Convergence of August 1987, an event I participated in by ritual and have been participating every step of the way to now, we have access to life lived with 5D awareness. This 5th Dimension awareness accepts conscious flow as a way of life, a partnership of body, mind, spirit and soul with Universe Consciousness.  It is LIFE!, here on earth, now. This way of living involves letting go of “shoulds”, of mind directions and forcings and instead,  flowing with subtleties within and around us, those cues and clues from an integrated partnership with Universe.  This kind of living takes trust.  With 2012, we have passed a threshold, though, and we can say yes to the new ways or we can stay stuck. Uck!

As I reach the end of my six day creative stretch, I have a humongous recycle bin filled to the brim with office papers I had clung to, clogging my creative and spatial arteries. As I plan and eat meals of life-giving vegetables, energy and consciousness shifts.  What I am aware of is that I cannot find the fulfillment I seek by doing things the old way.  There is a serendipity of following the current, that which calls our attention.  Each spark of interest legitimately leads to more data and another spot in the water course.  This past six days I get it, how to trust and live in 5D awareness. I am a great listener and in this sacred time between the eclipses, I heard, and lived, the flow of 5D living.

Flowing with the water current is great, and I invite you to join me.   If you are looking for your own similar adventure, of  how to follow the cues and clues of your own unfolding awareness, consider  sessions with me where we work in partnership to unfold your soul’s journey.

Paeonia 'Mrs. F.D.R.' up close

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Our Elemental Constitutions

The Elements

The energies of fire, air, water, and earth represent inner, as well as external energies. Chinese medicine, Tibetan medicine, Native American Tradition, astrology, and even the practice of Western medicine in its beginning days, are all rooted in elemental theory.  In the correspondence of external elements to inner qualities, fire relates to creativity, air to communication, water to feelings and earth to manifestation. The unique combination of fire, air, water, earth energies expressed within each of us give us our spectacular individuality.

The challenge to find elemental balance often represents a central theme in our lives. If we are low on earth energy, we will find it hard to exercise our body or manage our money. If we are low on water energy, we will find it hard to recognize and honour our feelings, or pay attention to our dream states. If we are low on air energy, we will find it hard to be curious, and to communicate our thoughts and what we know to others. If we are low on fire energy, we are challenged to believe, have faith, or maybe even be creative.

To be “low on” an element means that we do not have easy access to the qualities or essences signified by that particular energy. The elemental energy is, of course, readily available to us from the context of the natural world. However, it takes work to realize the qualities of that element as an inner resource.

A lack of elemental energy represents a place of longing to belong. The old antidote to healing this wound was to look outside of ourselves to people or situations that we felt could complete us. We partnered with, worked for, or befriended someone we, consciously or unconsciously, expected could fulfill this seemingly missing quality within us.

Another familiar choice in working with a lack of elemental energy is to develop a strong aversion to the qualities and functions of that element. For instance, someone with a low amount of earth energy will be averse to exercising or being responsible for finances. It may be hard for someone with the least amount of energy in earth to pay attention to physical needs, such as making time for breakfast or lunch. A low amount of earth energy manifests as someone who ignores the body’s need for fuel and refreshment; she just keeps going without regard to stop/rest messages her body tries to send her. Managing money represents another challenge for a person with the least amount of earth energy. Earth energy likes concrete thinking and balancing the plus and minus ledgers. In money matters, just as with the body, it is best when input and output are in balance and the practical, patient, staid energy of Earth glories in this equilibrium.

 Where Time Stands Still (Morning Glory)
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Fortunately, both of these old solutions are slowing dying out with other old paradigms that no longer serve us in these changing times. The new operational paradigm encourages us to become full, complete, and responsible for within our own being.

The truth is, we never really lack something. It is a matter of hide and seek. When we consciously work with the elements as external energies, we build strength and access of that element as an energy within us. For instance, someone who has the least amount of elemental energy in water does well to reflect on water views regularly. Even a photo helps.  Taking baths rather than showers once in a while also helps build up an inner experience of fluidity and connection, which are qualities of water.

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Water energy represents connection on the cellular level, as water does within the human body and on planet Earth. For  someone with the least amount of water energy, finding balance means gaining comfort in feeling and in sharing those feelings. Feelings support intuition, such as a “gut feeling”, that something is right. Water, therefore, represents that fluid expression of intuition where one connection leads to another and rationality, or thought, (air) is not involved. In that sense, water also represents trust. We see an example of this trust as water flows everywhere without changing its shape; rather, it bends to the shape of what is underneath or around it, as flowing water does with rocks in a creek.


Around and Around We Go
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For someone with the least amount of air energy, finding balance with the elements means stretching one’s capacity to explore and share ideas. Air swirls thought and connection and it is curious. The element of air is also a mediator, blending above with below and one with the other. The internet, where on page leads to explore another page, on and on and on, is a good example of air energy.  If spending time like that, exploring where the trail leads, is challenging to you, or disruptive, take a breath and set a time limit, like five or ten minutes and maybe add a thought that you are open to discovery and see what happens when you support your exploration in these ways.


Flying Into The Sun
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Fire energy represents passion and life and creativity and play and fun.  All of the creative expressions, such as art and writing and dance and song, even great athleticism, have their roots in fire energy.  Fire energy also represents spirit and belief and trust.  People with strong fire energy do not have have to see to believe.  People with strong earth energy do have to see to believe.  The earth energy folks need concrete evidence.  Neither one is good or bad in themselves, it is the nature of the energies.  That is why an understanding of one’s own elemental energies helps understand frames of references, challenges and life choices.  Understanding the elemental energies of those close to us also helps with understanding, respecting and relating well with those around us.  There is a lot to be learned and understood when working with the elemental energies as inherent human qualities.

Bringing integration to the elements in which we have the least amount of energy is important, however, this piece alone does not represent the entire story. We also can bring balance to the elements in which we have the most amount of energy. This way of thinking corresponds to the practice in Chinese medicine of working with excess and deficiency.  Softening an over reliance on the elements we are most familiar with also helps us live a vital, destiny fulfilling life.

In my intuitive consultations with individuals, a sense of one’s elemental dance often comes into the work.  If you are curious to explore how the challenges you deal with in daily life might relate to your elemental constitution consider that there is information available to assist with greater integration and life balance.


As someone who follows natural cycles, including those of bodies in deep space, the recent discovery of the quasar that contains the largest amount of water in the Universe rivets my attention. We are connected with every living thing in the Universe and this body of water, even in deep space, reverberates with the water in and around us. Water is a conduit of intuitive knowing and connection.

The discovery of this massive amount of water represents a positive omen, a welcome guest, in our conscious awareness. The timing of when celestial bodies are brought into awareness speaks to an awakening of human consciousness. Its almost like we cannot let awareness of something in until we are ready to receive it.

From the 2004 South Asian tsunami and the 2005 destroying floods in New Orleans to the 2011 tsunami in Japan, water has come more into our consciousness as a cosmic force of power that shifts and moves things. Now we have this super amount of water power in our cosmic field through a deep space connection and things are changing.

This amount of water, 140 trillion times the amount of water in all the Earth’s oceans, according to news reports, represents a startling wake up call. Our field of intuitive knowing is expanding, as is our sense of connection.

Wanting to where this quasar is located, I contacted Philip Sedgwick, a leading galactic astrologer, and asked him where this quasar is in the zodiac. Philip replied that it is at 26 degrees, 14 minutes in the sign of Cancer. According to Sabian Symbols, a system of intuitive images for each of the 360 degrees of the zodiac, the image for 27 Cancer (you round up in Sabian Symbols) is “A violent storm in a canyon filled with expensive homes.” The Sabian Symbol for this quasar suggests that we are ready for the change that is coming, a leveling of the resources, financial and otherwise, that have been split between haves and have nots.

The current stalemate of negotiations in the United States regarding the debt ceiling speaks to this split. The disparity between rich and poor is at a breaking point in the United States and throughout the world. Change is coming and the discovery of this massive body of water is harbinger of this change.

One frame of reference that I use in my life is the nursing theory of Margaret Newman, Health as Expanding Consciousness. In this theory, a health, or another kind of crisis, perhaps financial, comes and disorganizes us. In a healthy response we are able to reorganize at a higher level of functioning. We go up the spiral to a higher level. We use the crisis to get better. It is the nature of crisis to disorganize, to have things fall apart and then reorganize, restructure. After Katrina, New Orleans really did not seem to come back. In talking with intuitive friends who have visited there recently, there seems to be no life there, on the energetic level. If I remember correctly, New Orleans was built against nature. The levees were engineered structures that went against nature.  No one can go against nature for long and still keep going.  

When the next storm comes, and  disorganization happens, one response is to stay true to the currents of our water natures, our intuition and our emotions. Questions to ask your intuition include, “What do I want and how do I go about getting it?” Questions to ask your emotional nature include, “What do I feel and how do I release what I feel in safe and effective ways?” Pay attention to intuitions, body sensations, dreams and daydreams. Pay attention to surprise connections, chance meetings, chance opportunities. Allow water, the feeling nature of our beings, to guide us through our personal and collective storms.  Open up to this big body of water that is our cosmic neighbor.

Here are some choice quotes about water for you to sip on:

Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.      Lao-Tzu


We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.  Jacques Cousteau 



To understand water is to understand the cosmos, the marvels of nature, and life itself. Masaru Emoto


Water is the one substance from which the earth can conceal nothing; it sucks out its innermost secrets and brings them to our very lips. Jean Giraudoux