"Anyone who fails to go forward begins to go back, and love can never be content to stay for long where it is." St Teresa of Avila
Love honors the truth of the soul in you and others, the soul created by God.
• Love chooses and is totally willing and desiring to feel any and all emotions.
• Love speaks truth always, to everyone.
• Love moves forward to grow more.
• Love welcomes its Law of Attraction and seeks its causal emotions.
• Love seeks out where it is absent.
• Love gives with truth, and gives freely in this.
• Loving yourself means you know yourself, wounds and strengths.
• Love follows Truth, no matter what Truth looks like.
• Love’s behavior is not dependent on what anyone else says, thinks, does or reacts to.
• Love stands by Itself and only needs Itself to be Itself.
• Love freely chooses and desires love for its own sake.
The History and Mythology of the Sacred Breast
Many of the feminine figurines from 4,000 to 30,000 years ago show that there was no need for breast augmentation in those days, as there was an emphasis on an abundant flow of fertility and nourishment. Indeed, several of the archetypal images of the Great Goddess show her supporting her ample breasts with her hands, as if sending out an invitation to come and enjoy her exquisite milk. This is certainly true of figurines found in the Mesopotamian region, which portray such goddesses as Inanna, Ishtar, and Astarte in this way. When depicted in their breast-offering pose, these goddesses were called Mother of the Fruitful Breast, Creator of People, Mother of Deities, and River of Life—names that highlight their role as the provider of endless fertility. Could this be the hidden interpretation behind the seductively “forward” pose of female models who adorn the pages of modern magazines?
Prayer is not what you think it is. The truth is that we have all been given a tremendous amount of information, most of it misinformation - indirectly and directly - from individuals who, without any real interior experience of their own, having either assumed positions of authority or had it granted to them, instruct others about the Way to God. This brings to mind an old Sufi saying, "May God kill he whom himself does not know the Way to Heaven, and yet presumes to show others."
Having such insufficient inner instruction for too many years has predisposed our thinking toward having a very limited, often childish knowledge of what prayer is; of what it's about; of what it's intended to do. Even worse is the thought that this "knowledge of prayer" - along with its potential power and implied relationship - is somehow our possession alone and that the weight of it somehow makes us the center of the universe around which all others should orbit. Such spiritual immaturity is the secret seed of religious fanaticism, a form of sickness that thrives within any unconscious aggressive conviction that others must see life as you do and that pushes you into the life of someone else who has not invited you in. To demand that anyone blindly conform to anything is harmful to all involved and for all involved.
“The first thing that happens is bliss, at least it was like that in my case.”
I grabbed a pen and began writing my brother’s words as he spoke. Nothing would have been odd about this had he been sitting next to me or on the phone. But he was dead. He died three weeks earlier after being hit by a car. I’d been a mess ever since, so depressed over Billy’s death I could barely lift my head from the pillow. But on this day, I was awakened at dawn by his unmistakable voice calling my name. “Annie, Annie it’s me. It’s Billy. Get up and get the red notebook.”
In the Law of Attraction niche, the masters talk about letting go of trying too hard and struggling because we don’t have to. It’s a waste of energy. The Universe will help us make our desires a reality. We just need to take inspired action.
This is actually true in my own life. Back then when I was struggling, I tried too hard on making things better. I took action but it felt like a struggle, it really felt awful in my chest and gut. So I guess something was amiss here.
Deep spiritual work reveals the truth that hellish things on earth manifest as they do because their dark cause dwells hidden somewhere in us. We are about to look into this interior abyss and shine into its unseen corners a beautiful light of understanding. We will illuminate the center of the earth where dark forces are always celebrating some victory over unconscious human beings.
Imagine the chief devil calling together every possible evil entity that is in range of his magnetic voice and saying, “How can we interfere up there? What can we do to further deceive human beings? We must keep them in the dark so they can’t see the Light that wants to rescue them. I want something so evil, so sinister, that no one will know what happened. Who’s got it?”
And the flames of all the little imps dim a little bit because they’re afraid; but two days later, they all come back with a few ideas, although nothing spectacular. Then one tiny imp hops on the shoulder of the devil and whispers something in his ear. Great flames shoot out of the devil and sear the little imp who cries out “Thank you!” Then the devil exclaims, “Ah! I have the plan in hand!”
Lost Souls, Earthbound spirits, and those who don't know they are dead.
Although we would like to think that after death everything is beautiful and that we go to a place of love and light, this is not always the case for everyone. In my lifetime and in my too-many-years-to-count of experience with the "dearly" departed, there are a lot of souls who don't find the light and many who don't even know they are dead.
Too often these souls are afraid and confused, not knowing what to do or where to go to find their peace, so they hang around the "living" trying to be heard, crying out for help.
The good news is that helping them is a simple thing to do. Gathering together in a group for the purposes of hearing their stories and helping them find the light literally saves souls.
Soul rescue is a work that really makes my heart sing. Although I had facilitated rescue circles for many years, it was never more personal than when my stepfather died. He had been ill for some time but always pulled through a crises. This time, when mother said he was in the hospital for colon problems, I had no inkling that he would never go home.
I think it was morning, although my memory might be wrong in this. I walked from my bedroom to the living room and there he was, my stepfather, Jean (French for John), sitting in the blue recliner rocker that used to be his until mother bought him a new one. He looked confused and dazed. "What am I doing here? How did I get here?" he asked as his eyes darted around.
I was startled to see him there but recognized immediately that he had died and didn't know it. "You have passed away from your body." I said as calmly as I could. "Do you remember being in the hospital?"
He thought a moment, then said, "Yes."
I looked over his shoulder and a cloud of mist was beginning to form. His mother's face appeared and she called to him. He didn't seem to hear her.
"You have died." I said. "Your mother is calling you to guide you to your new home."
By Shift Doctors
Tracy Latz, M.D. and Marion Ross, Ph.D--
Inner Christmas, a practice of inner renewal and development, begins on December 25 and unfolds nightly through January 6, the day of Epiphany. These are the 12 Holy Nights, a yearly time when our souls experience a unique connection with spiritual forces, the veils between heaven and earth lift and powerful inner insight and growth are possible.” ~ Lynn Jericho Inner Christmas
This is the perfect time of year (in the Yuletide prior to Epiphany on January 6th) to create sacred space to connect with that ‘inner still small voice’.
What is ‘Sacred Space'?
Sacred space can be as small as a deep cleansing breath you take in to clear your self or to prepare for meditation; or it can be a small physical space such as a window sill, an altar, or a larger space in a room in a home; or it may be larger still such as a garden or a cathedral or an ancient megalithic site. The primary importance is the intention of setting the space for sacred use or sacred connection to Nature, the ‘Divine’ or “All that is” in order to experience “I Am that I Am”.
Steve Nelson, with the Shift Doctors
Steve Nelson, “Mythic Astrologer” and good friend of “The Shift Doctors” (Tracy Latz, M.D. & Marion Ross, Ph.D.), returns to share his wisdom. Steve is an astrologer who follows a Jungian mythological tradition. He was raised by a part Cherokee shaman Aunt Maude who learned much of her lore from Molly Runningwolf, the mother of Amanita Sequoyah, the last Cherokee medicine man officially recognized by the Eastern Tribe. Steve’s Indian name is Steven Red Wolf, his lineage is of the wolf clan, one of the 7 tribal groups of the Cherokee. Steve follows many of the Cherokee traditions especially as these relate to celebrations, the use of ritual fire and star lore. For more information about Steve Nelson see www.GaiaAstrology.com
Morning Star Venus rises now blessing this New World. Rising before the Sun helps us awaken to the new magic of this time. A planet long shrouded in mystery, Venus will reveal many of her secrets to us this year. Blessings can be received directly by focusing on the light of Venus and breathing deeply fully in and fully out. Venus rising before the Sun invokes the transforming power of love. Love rules this new world.
16th Archangel Patron Angel of Light Workers
I had the most amazing Advanced ACP workshop over the weekend with the Internationally renowned Tina Marie Daly and Charles Virtue, son of Doreen Virtue.
Advanced Card Spreads, Past Life Reading Techniques, Aura Readings, Atlantean Healing Meditation, and developing your professional career as a healer were topics that were discussed. Doreen herself, called in to give us Light Workers a congratulatory message on how we can continue our path, and help mother earth. Most importantly though was the introduction to the 16th Archangel, Archangel Nathaniel.
Archangel Nathaniel means “Gift of God”. He is called the 2012 Archangel. His energy is working closely with us to help us to prepare for the spiritual shift and changes that are to take place in 2013. Archangel Nathaniel nudges us, whispers in our ear, and pushes us to follow the path of what makes our heart sing. Passion, joy, happiness, love, and light are vocabulary that he uses to bring us nearer to our life purpose. He encourages us to participate also in a collective purpose. In other words, he is stating to us to help, heal, and protect the earth planet and everyone who lives on it. Where I attend, at Agape International Spiritual Center, Archangel Nathaniel, oversees and watches over the Universal Love that is spread all over the world and how the ministries are involved in this collective consciousness. He asks us to stretch more than your comfort zone at this holiday time, to ones that are in need.
Your Inner Authority Podcast from AJ McClary and Lisa Wechtenhiser is definitely worth listening to.
What do you get when you mix one part woo-woo with two parts common sense? You get "Your Inner Authority."
What do you get when you mix one part woo-woo with two parts common sense? You get “Your Inner Authority” – a new podcast featuring AJ McClary of OpenPsychic.com and Lisa Wechtenhiser of PracticallyIntuitive.com.
Learning to tune in and listen to your soul is even more important now in these days of heightened energies. Unless you know how to put that wisdom into action, though, nothing changes. It’s just information.
Listen along with AJ and Lisa, spiritual teachers and psychics both, as they share ways you can receive guidance AND learn to trust it.
You’ll get bits of wisdom and useful information as well as a big dose of humor in these bi-weekly podcasts.'
Also see AJs OpenPsychic.com for great video tutorials.