Thursday 31 March 2011

Grounding grounding grounding.....

It is the end of March already. Spring is in the air, the buds are coming out and tulips are opening in my garden. Life is not easy, but having the longer days and the flowers shining their heads towards the sun has helped put a “spring” in my step. But it does not mean that our problems are less, in fact, they actually are becoming magnified for some of us, and depending on our attitude towards them, they have the power to end our lives. Two people that I know are in hospital suffering from psychotic attacks, but worse still, 4 people have ended their lives in tragic circumstances.

I am thinking about all that is going on, you can see my post – what the heck is going on with all the energy – but that is not the end of this process, we are mid-shift. Lately, the clients that have been coming to me are displaying all sorts of terrible symptoms, but ultimately all they need is grounding. The work we end up doing is grounding, grounding, grounding. That is worth writing about here, in case it helps someone who is reading this.

 Why is grounding the answer? Because there has been such an influx of light to the planet since last December, those of us who are not grounded find it extremely difficult to contain it. And it doesn’t stop at the personal, but the cultural is affected as well. The tsunami in Japan, the new war in Libya, the rebellions in the Arab countries, are all connected to this influx of light. Extreme circumstances, but we battle with this every day in this present time.

To boil it down to simple terms, we are being asked to choose between love, or fear. Choosing love means that we draw our attention away from things that scare us, things that upset us or make us smaller than we are. We choose love and open our hearts, expand to the possibilities of life and release all materialistic needs. Those of us who are here, reading this, finding circles of people who resonate with our thoughts, are vibrating love, and holding space for the others who are still covered in blankets of darkness. We are finding new friendships in the most peculiar places, taking to strangers about abstract concepts and spiritual terms and we are surprisingly getting validation.

The world is going through a shift, through a rebirth. We are the lucky ones, we are still here, we are standing our ground. Holding space for others to shift and grow into the new expanded beings of light that we are becoming. If you find that life is getting top of you – get back on top of it. Remember this – in order to contain the light, we need to be rooted to the ground. Strongly rooted like the tallest of the tall trees, their roots delve deep into the bedrock of the Mother as they stretch their tall limbs up to the heavens. Become that tree.

Thursday 17 March 2011

Letter from Sandra Ingerman regarding Japan

March 16, 2011

Our hearts expand as we embrace the enormity of all the pain being suffered by the people and all living beings in Japan who have been impacted by the earthquake and the tsunami.

When we feel that our hearts are breaking as we watch levels of suffering in actuality our hearts are expanding allowing us to be stronger and deeper channels of love and light.

As a shamanic community we ask our helping spirits and the helping spirits of Japan to send healing and peace to those in need.

Let us journey deep within ourselves transcending our egos and experience the vastness of our spiritual light and love and transmitting radiance to Japan.

Move out of a place of pity for the suffering you see and focus on the strong spirit of the people, all of life, and the land itself. In this way you project strength which leads to a foundation of support for all in need.

Let us sing songs of love and healing to the earth, the waters of the world, the air, and to the element of fire. Go outside and sing!

The day the earthquake and tsunami occurred in Japan was when astrologically the planet Uranus moved into Aries marking the beginning of a cycle that will effect us for the next 84 years. The planet Uranus in astrology is seen as the planet of earthquakes and unexpected and sudden change.

We have already been seeing extreme environmental, political, and economic changes. And it does seem like a way of life on this planet continues to dissolve.

We have not been living in a harmonious fashion on this earth. And the elements of earth, water, air, and fire are mirroring back to us our extreme way of life.

As a collective we have been feeding the energy of change with how much discussion has been going on about big changes that will occur as we continue to move towards a new evolution of consciousness.

Think about how many millions of people have been reading books, listening to lectures, and having discussions about earth changes coming. Reflect on the energies you have been feeding. As a collective we have been feeding the energies of dissolution, discreation, and dismemberment.

It is time for us focus on what we have learned from our shamanic work:

Shamanism is a practice of direct revelation. We should all be strengthening our personal connections with our helping spirits so that we can ask for guidance of how we can help to alleviate pain and suffering as we experience such life changing events in our own lives and the world around us.

We need to strengthen our spiritual connections so that we can always be open to receive spiritual information when we need it.

Spend a lot of time in nature connecting with the elements and the heartbeat of the earth. Reflect on how you can live a shamanic way of life that embraces beauty, harmony, honor and respect for all of life. When we as a collective start to live a harmonious way of life we will see the elements around us reflect back a state of harmony.

Learn to read the omens that nature will continue to show to help guide you.

We must learn to honor the rite of passage and initiation that humankind is going through. We are experiencing levels of death on many levels. Shamanism teaches us that death is not an end but rather is a transition.

In the bible it says that without a vision the people will perish. Shamanism teaches us that we are the dreamers of our world. Part of living shamanism as a way of life is to be able to surrender to our deep spiritual wisdom and be the dreamers to help birth a new vision of a healthy way of life. We need to be able to hold a vision that the collective can move towards as the old is dismembered. Reflect on the vision you want to be projecting into the world right now and make changes to your vision to lead to a desired outcome.

Build up your spiritual muscles! You cannot be a shamanic practitioner without living a shamanic way of life.

Let us together hold the planet in love.

Remember that the media moves on after covering environmental, political, and economic events. People and all of life are still suffering the effects of the earthquake in Haiti and in New Zealand, the oil spill in the Gulf, the floods in Australia, the extreme weather in the U.S. - these are just to name a few.  People in the Middle East are still fighting for freedom.

All of life needs us to be a channel of light, love, and spiritual healing. We are one collective. We are not separate cultures, separate countries. We are going through an initiation together. Let us do our work and live our lives in a good way. That is how we can be in service to the whole.

Sandra Ingerman, Board Member, Society for Shamanic Practitioners
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