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Solar Eclipse and Powerful New Moon

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The New Moon appears on Thursday, June 10 at 6:52 am ET.  The New Moon is preceded by an Annular Solar Eclipse at 5:24 a.m. — an eclipse that partially obscures the sun and appears as a ring of fire. All eclipses act as a reset, altering consciousness through an on/off motion, but Solar Eclipses alter our perception of self. They often reveal our habits and karma while indicating the best path for development of the inner self. (We can create positive change by meditating and/or moving into a state of stillness and openness.)

The planets are heavily placed in air (mind) and water (emotion). Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Saturn are in air; Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune are placed in water signs.  The challenge lies in aligning thoughts and emotions to create clarity in recreating our lives as we recover from 2020. The spiritual path opens when our thoughts and emotions harmonize with the inner self, and the light appears so that we can follow the best path for inner development.

Sun (life, light), Moon (emotions, feelings) and Mercury (thought, communications) are conjunct (close) in Gemini, an air sign which rules the mind. Three planets in Gemini tend to increase our ability to communicate, heighten mental processes, and bring versatility. They also allow flexibility in life opening our consciousness to various, new ways of operating through life. (The energy is a bit indirect as Mercury is retrograde through June 22. When Mercury is retrograde, it’s easy to become confused and distracted.)

Before moving into aspects with Sun, Moon, and Mercury, it’s important to know aspects in a specific chart can sound contradictory, but they actually imply the power of choice and free will. We can apply the excellent focus of Sun/Moon/Mercury with Saturn, which brings success through perseverance and disciple or flow into the vivid dream life, created with Neptunian aspects. It’s also possible to combine the two by using an artistic endeavor to express unusual hopes and dreams.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (mind) square Neptune (illusion, mysticism). Sun square Neptune can exacerbate worries and anxiety, but creative pursuits channel the energy. (Turn to art, gardening, or a form of artistic expression to channel the energy.) It can bring a dreamy state that makes it difficult to focus.  Moon square Neptune alters perception, heightening the tendency to confuse dreams and reality. Mercury square Neptune confuses the mind and can make it difficult to follow our chosen path.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions) and Mercury (mind) trine Saturn (limitation, structure, karma.) Sun trines (harmonious) Saturn, bringing recognition and success for past efforts. It adds energy and focus with career and achievement of long-term goals. Moon trine Saturn stabilizes emotion, bestows patience, and openness to opportunity. Mercury (mind) trine Saturn promotes persistence and logic; it can also bring success to any endeavor.

Three squares with Neptune can bring lack of clarity, poor communication, and the tendency to confuse thoughts and emotions with dreams and/or inclinations as opposed to the clear light of reality. However, there is a part of the self that always knows the way out of the trees and onto the path that leads home. By utilizing our inner awareness and the forces of nature – such as grounding through earth energy – we can find our way back to the true path.

Venus (love, relationships) is placed in Cancer, a feminine water sign that is represented by the “Mother”. Venus trines Jupiter (good fortune, expansion). It’s a wonderful aspect that brings beauty, optimism and expansion of abundance. It increases beauty and aids with finding love in life as well as seeking love with the right person. (Jupiter is in Pisces where is exalted, heightening positive aspects such as this.)

Mars (male, overall energy) is placed in Cancer, but it moves into Leo on Friday, which will bring additional energy to our physicality and passion for life. Mars trine Neptune (illusion, mysticism) heightens creativity, drive, and passion. Mars opposition (challenging) Pluto (underworld, transformation) intensifies our energy dramatically, and it can bring up old patterns of victimhood. The best course of action is transforming beliefs and acting with courage to alter our experience of “reality”.

Saturn (karma, limitation) in Aquarius squares Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) in Taurus, an earth sign. Earth and air can bring thoughts into form, and Saturn rules structure including the skeletal system, the form of our lives, and laws and rules. Astrologer Elizabeth Jones said, “The key is to allow Saturn to build a life that resonates with the cosmic agenda of Uranus rather than those of the past age, which is waning.”

Uranus asks for awakening, expansion beyond established rules, and attunement with universal laws along with new methods of thinking and living. In short, old structures are falling apart, and Uranus asks what do we want in their place?

The answer to the question is up to us. We’re on a path of ascension to a higher level, and everyone is different. We have different thoughts and gifts, but our commonality on issues determines physical outcomes. (Our thoughts, preferences, emotions, and spiritual attunement are very important at this time.)

 

Summary and Tips

  • A focus on versatility, thought, and communication comes with the placement of Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought) in Gemini. It’s a wonderful time for self-expression.
  • Mercury (thought) retrograde and Sun, Moon, and Mercury square Neptune can cloud our thoughts. This can lead to dreaminess—or a desire to rest and do nothing at all. However, Sun, Moon, and Mercury trine Saturn, giving powers of concentration and the ability to succeed with long term goals. It’s wise to take a few hours each day to focus on the tasks, which are associated with success and positive outcome.
  • A wonderful, optimistic, and loving energy comes from Venus (love) trine Jupiter (expansion, good luck). Jupiter is placed in Pisces, and it brings harmony and happiness into our lives.
  • Mars in Leo will bring high energy and passion into our lives.
  • Overall, it’s wise to make a plan to rest and dream—and take guided action.

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

 

Benefits of Manifestation

 

Manifestation means consciously creating our life with an intention, visualization, and an accompanying feeling. The intention is the desire, which comes from the inner self. A visualization is composed of a crystal clear image, accompanied by a feeling representing the sensation of connection.

The sensation of connection is described as peace, love, fulfillment, or grace. Everyone has different words for it, but it is also the feeling of the heart—the opening of space to experience the universe, the One and All.

  1. It’s important because manifestation teaches how we hear, see, and feel our soul. It teaches differentiation between everyday life and the spiritual world. It gives hope, grace, and an amazing energy, which can be shared with others and the world.
  2. Love is the fabric of manifestation. If we create with the inner self, we must move into love by guiding it into form. (We exchange the old, erratic energy of negative creations for love when creating positive manifestations.)
  3. We become more conscious when we actively create. We are already creating subconsciously, but our tendency is repetition—and not always in a happy way. Positive visualizations and the development of a happier feeling actually raises our frequency. Life flows more smoothly from with a positive frequency.
  4. Awareness of our current process of creating soars when we hold positive images. Awareness is part of higher consciousness. When we are aware of how it feels to move out of higher consciousness, we can alter it. We begin to understand it’s not just life or other people. (Sometimes, it is other people and mass consciousness. But we can do something about it!)
  5. Successful manifestation comes from an universal connection. Positive manifestation comes from the inner self and source. It brings feelings of love, grace, and generosity. It moves us into a place of peace.
  6. We learn to trust and believe when we see our dreams and desires in material form. It’s easy to trust and believe when we see a manifestation in physical form. Also, there is that amazing rush of love!
  7. The beauty of the experience is a catalyst for creating good in the world. When we overcome fear, step into our heart felt desires, and see and feel the result of manifestation, we want it for everyone.
  8. Our awareness of universal laws is heightened. When we act on hunches, intuitions, and signs, we become more open to universal motion. We seek more experience and understanding.
  9. The universe opens us to new people, experiences, and heightened awareness. We feel, see, and sense more. We also sense more of the invisible world. The universe leads us into new situations and understanding.
  10. We understand that answers come from the inner self and the universe. This calm connection leads to self-realization and enlightenment. It also shifts the outcome in the material world.

More Details

Manifestation begins with the desire to create a better life—and believing the universe wants to create it with us.

Stay with the thought of happy fulfillment along with a feeling of peace and love. It can take time to work through patterns and realistically envision the desired life. It’s a process, requiring patience and devotion.

It’s important to know the universe is powerful. As the connection grows stronger, the manifestation takes form—and life changes by moving into a higher frequency. We gain in light and love.

  • Begin with a 5-10 minute daily practice.
  • See the desired visualization several times each for a minute or two.
  • Focus on the feeling of relief, peace, and fulfillment after the manifestation is achieved.
  • Know periods of oscillation (up and down) occur. It’s natural.
  • Reflect on the universe and the power of connection.

 

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Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

Getting in the Gap with Wayne Dyer

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Julia: Getting in the Gap is about experiencing the space between our thoughts through the use of meditation and Japa or sound. How does this happen? What happens as we move into that space?

Wayne: Everyone experiences approximately 60,000 thoughts each day and tends to have the same patterns of thoughts over and over each day. These repetitive thoughts are projected or created by the ego.

The ego creates patterns of concepts in the material world that simulate the idea of safety and love, but we are really trapped by the ego. Usually we stay with one thought until the next thought takes over. This process limits us and keeps from experiencing the Source that is in the Gap between these strands or patterns of thought.

To create, we need a pause or gap between the thoughts. The gap or this space is the place that allows us to build, create, and manifest. We can all experience the gap through meditation.

In Getting in the Gap, I use the Lord’s Prayer and the sound ‘ah’ or one of the names of God. The sound of ‘ah’ is not only within the name of God; it is also in the sound of Allah, Krishna, Jehovah, and Ra.

When repeated in a mantra while in the Gap, it keeps us in a prolonged state of consciousness with our Source. Staying in the Gap helps us to experience the benefits of less stress, more peace, less fatigue, more energy. We also look younger and happier.

We move into a creative place in which we can use Japa to attract what we want into our lives. Most significantly, we make conscious contact with God, the source of all energy.

Julia: In Yoga, one lies in sivasana (or corpse pose), a receptive pose at the end of practice to balance activity. Is the place that you describe as the Gap similar to this and other states experienced in esotericism?

Wayne: Yes, it is the same type of practice, the point of which is to merge with the Source, the highest consciousness level where we realign our inner intention to the creative force of which we are all a part.

Julia: Japa is similar to intentional languages, such as Sanskrit, in which the vibrations of the sounds can actually manifest as shapes in sand or salt (yantras). How do the intentional sounds used in the Gap affect the meditation?

Wayne: Sound accesses the dimension between the spiritual and the physical. The Source of Energy can be accessed through the use of sound. Everything vibrates at a certain frequency – this is a law of physics. These frequencies are not good or bad, right or wrong, but the vibratory rate of the frequency can be said to be high or low.

The sounds used in Japa bring about high energy that vibrates at a rapid speed. When our energy vibrates rapidly, we feel good, peaceful, receptive, and creative. Japa is a way of magnetizing the vibration of love and manifesting with this wave. Japa can act as a shield for the lower emotions of others. It deflects the negativity of those around you. We can go into meditation and be free of any response to negative emotion.

Negativity is eliminated from our energy field, and we not only feel good, but we become capable of transmuting the negative energy fields of others. Scientific studies based on the measurement of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that indicates the level of peace and harmony, have shown that exposure to the energy field of those who meditate raises the serotonin levels of the people around them. High energy actually changes hatred, anger, and sadness by elevating it into love.

 Julia: The ego creates projections on its need to feel safe and loved. We experience these projections in 3D or physical reality. I have noticed that many people feel their lives are falling apart when they begin to meditate and manifest. What advice would you give to them?

Wayne: There is no question that many people experience what I call a ‘somersault’ into an inconceivable reality and face the possibility that what you thought wasn’t possible, now is possible. The ego has difficulty letting go of its concept that you can focus on all things that are good, or that you can truly become a magician with real magic.

The ego starts to say that none of this can really happen – you aren’t intended to be this way. Some of the thoughts of the ego are, “It will never happen. It’s too hard. I can’t do it.” If you can continue to go to a higher vibration, then you can move through this resistance by becoming in harmony or one with the Source. In this state, you experience the least amount of resistance to all things.

Another issue for many people is worthiness. Learning to feel worthy and deserving of abundance is one of the steps of manifestation. You also need to realize that good and God are synonymous. The five most important words that you can repeat or say to yourself are, “I want to feel good.” People ask, “How can you focus on good–and feeling good–with the war in Iraq or all of the other things that are happening in the world today?”

My answer is that it is still essential to focus on the Source, the feeling that the world within and without is good. When your focus is on that thought, you project it to everyone, and the energy of peace, goodness, and wholeness is transmitted to the world through the antenna of your mind.

Julia: In the book, there is a list of guidelines for those who have not practiced meditation previously. I think that they are important to have a sense of success when utilizing Japa. Would you tell us about them?

Wayne: There is no such thing as a bad meditation. Even if your inner voice is persistent or loud, the time spent in silence is important. Just observe the inner voice and use it as a reminder to go back into the gap. With time, the inner dialogue ceases. Meditation is like all disciplines in that it requires practice.

Mastery occurs through time, and the practice of meditation eventually becomes joyful. There is no right or wrong time. It is important to create your own schedule that fits best for you, as well as using the time at a traffic light or a pause in a meeting. There is no correct meditation length. Approximately 20 minutes on a twice-daily basis works best for me, but I do meditate a lot. As I said before, even a two-minute meditation is useful. There is no correct posture or place for meditation. Find what is best for you and trust your inner knowledge. Sitting, lying down, or kneeling are all correct postures. Any place is fine. I’m not particular about location, but some people prefer the same posture, chair, and location each day.

Julia: You also list spiritual principles that are used as a focus of awareness during meditation. What are the principles?

Wayne: 1) Become aware of your highest self. This awareness helps you know that you are more than merely a physical creation. 2) Trust yourself so that you trust the wisdom that created you. This principle establishes you as one and the same with the God-force. 3) Realize that you are more than an organism in an environment. You are an environorganism. This principle establishes your power to attract that which you are already connected to. 4) Know that you can attract to yourself what you desire. This principle establishes your power to attract that which you are already connected to. 5) Honor your worthiness to receive. This principle affirms that you are worthy of all that is attracted to your life. 6) Connect to the divine Source with unconditional love. This principle creates an awareness of the significance of accepting your manifestations with absolute love. 7) Meditate to the sound of creation. This principle gives you the tools for vibrating to the sounds that are in the world of creation. 8) Patiently detach from the outcome. This principle emphasizes the need to remove demands and become infinitely patient. 9) Receive your manifestations with gratitude and generosity. This principle teaches you the value of taming the ego while being thankful and serving others with your manifestations.

Julia: To practice achieving the gap, your instructions focus on feeling centered in God, then placing one’s inner attention on what is desired, detaching, having faith and saying the name of God. There are many different ways of focusing the inner attention. Do you mean to do this by visualizing what one wants in detail or simply on the feeling of the desire?

Wayne: You shouldn’t hold a visual image. Focus instead on the feeling of wellbeing that you will have when you achieve what you are intending. In other words, how would you feel if what you wanted manifested? Take that feeling and combine it with the intention. The key to Japa and manifesting is repeating the sound of ‘ah’ or name of the sound of God while holding the intention. The energy should be felt so strongly that you negotiate the presence of your desire by being at one with the same force that you perceive is missing from your life. The first secret of success is to have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing. In other words, you may think you want to live in Georgia, but the best place for you to live may be in Texas. Your happiness or success can’t be dependent on an attachment to a person, place, or thing. Intention is not something that you do, but it is an energy of which you are a part. It is a force in the Universe that allows the act of creation to take place. In The Power of Intention, I write about intention as a force in the universe that allows the act of creation to take place. Intention is actually a field that can be accessed for co-creation.

Julia: There are some remarkable testimonials from your readers related in Getting in the Gap about their manifestations. I assume the changes in their lives occurred from the change from a place of ego to the place of the Source?

Wayne: The ego creates all of the impairments and blocks to the divine plan of the Source. Problems exist as beliefs of the ego, which cannot conceptualize the spiritual mind. Our belief in separation from God creates the attitudes that we label a problem. When we can let go of attachments and blocks, the Source creates whatever is needed in our lives. It is also important to create a state of self-worthiness, to know that you are deserving of whatever you ask.

Julia: Why is it important not to tell others what we hope to attract?

Wayne: We disconnect from the Source energy when we begin to tell others about what we desire. The energy frequency diminishes during discussion because the ego becomes involved. The attraction and manifestation should come through spirit, and it is easy to lose the connection through discussion.

Julia: In conclusion, I wanted to ask about a quote in your book, “We can choose the ego when needed and can choose the power of our Source.” What exactly do you mean by this?

Wayne: We can be in the ego state, and that state is finite. The ego state is one of limitation, of hatred, bitterness, sadness. When we die, all of the elements in our body return to the earth. The water in our body returns to the oceans, the minerals return to the earth. What is created in a night perishes within a night. What is finite is limited, and our ego reflects the physical state. The Source is infinite.

We can make a choice to be connected to the Source, and, in that space or Gap, we can encounter all Creation. The Source created not one but millions of Universes. It does not stop with one creation or one manifestation, and its energy is infinite.

When we tap into the Source through the void or the gap, we can become an antenna or a focus point for the infinite. We immediately become receptive, open, loving, and free. There is peace and patience in that space. We immediately know that there is no conflict; everything is in divine order. It seems that these are the only two choices that we can truly make. We can choose the ego with its hatred, bitterness, and fear, or the Source of all creation that lies in the gap between the thoughts and assertions of the ego.

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

 

 

Toltec Art of Dreaming with Don Jose Luis

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Image and article – courtesy of Spirit of Maat

 

Don Miguel Ruiz, best-selling author of The Four Agreements, is a nagual of the Eagle Knight lineage who has passed his knowledge on to his son, Don José Luis. Here, Don José Luis speaks about the three basic skills — awareness, stalking, and intent — that a warrior develops in order to transcend the realm of the ordinary, and their esoteric application to dreaming.

Julia: What is the difference between Toltec dreaming and some of the Western teachings regarding lucid dreaming?

Don José: Dreaming is a big Being, and we are married to Dreaming. All of life is a dream. We are a walking mirror.

God is a mirror — everything we think, feel, or believe is reflected back to us through this great mirror that is life. The world is a mirror that reflects back to us all that we believe. The world does not create what we are experiencing. We do that.

We create our beliefs, and the mirror of God reflects them back to us. God can send us only love and beauty. We create the distortions in this mirror of our life that is so short — and so beautiful.

There is an exercise I like to use with mirror work:

Put a candle in front of a mirror and look at yourself in the mirror. Look at the image as though it is a person you have never seen, and think about this person. It is the only person who is completely loyal to you and who totally loves you. When you think about your image in this way, it will help you to pull out of the lies and move into love.

Julia: A shaman uses stalking in dreaming to find the weaknesses in his consciousness. How is the art of stalking used in Toltec dreaming?

Don José: Stalking is used in dreaming to find the mental and emotional images that prevent us from being free. When we dream, we must learn to discover in our dreams the forms or energies that limit us. They may repeatedly take the same form, or they may take different forms. They may appear in many different dreams, or just one dream that reoccurs.

We must dream with the purpose of stalking, to try to stalk who is within ourselves and see what our beliefs are. We primarily stalk two things in dreaming: thinking (what is in the head) and heartbreak.

By heartbreak, I mean the incredible pain we feel from the terrible things that have happened to us. When we feel the pain of heartbreak, we close off parts of ourselves. In some way, we stop living. If the same situation comes up again, we say, “Oh, no, I won’t let myself be hurt again!”
But this is no way to live.

Life is so short and so incredibly beautiful. It is such a gift. You must forgive yourself for experiencing heartbreak. You must love the heartbreak in your life, because it is part of living. Most importantly, you must create a better dream.

We also stalk to find the thoughts that keep us chained in “reality.” These thoughts that we think so many times limit us. If we can identify these limiting thoughts, we can pull the energy back from their mental patterns and create anew.

It is so important to take back these lost energies and share with the world the gifts given to us from the angels and God. Heartbreak and limiting thoughts are like a cage. They keep us caged, imprisoned, in the three-dimensional world. The cage is created from the fear of being the Self, of being authentic.

Lies and fears about our Self are the forces that keep us in the cage—and they are not real. We must reclaim the key to our cage by pulling the energy back from our thoughts and our heartbreak. In this way, we become free.

Stalking in dreaming can be compared to opening gates. If a state of mind or heartbreak has been identified in dreaming, then we find the opening point of the wound, or the judgment, and we go in our memory to the point just before it occurred. When we remember the time before the memory occurred, we find a closing point for the wound — and then we go a little further back in time, so we can avoid returning to the wound.

Now we can see an entirely different world, or movie. We have created a better dream. It is possible to use this technique to open a gate and see a different view.

Julia: Can you explain a little more about using stalking to create a better dream?

Don José: Again, until we are free, heartbreak and thinking will always appear in our dreams. This is because life is nothing but a reflection of ourselves and our memories.

One way of using stalking with heartbreak is to relive all the heartbreak in your life. Take one incident at a time and imagine that you are pulling all of the energy out of that terrible experience. Imagine it over and over until you can feel nothing when you watch images in your mind.

Then take the experience and “dream” a whole different reality. See your life moving in a different direction, a wonderful dream, with a happy experience in place of the heartbreak.

See the way that you want to live, as opposed to how you have been living. It is possible to do this with all of your life.

For example, let’s say there is a teenage girl who has a beautiful voice. She goes about singing with this exquisite voice, and the birds answer her. Everyone pauses to hear her. Then one day her mother tells her, “Stop singing. You have an ugly voice.” The girl stops singing, and the world is deprived of the beauty of her gift.

She could imagine, in place of her heartbreak, that the experience with her mother never occurred — or that she told her mother that she was wrong. Then she must see herself singing during those lost years, and in the present and the future.

It is so ironic. We listen the most to the ones we think love us the most, and so often they do not know us at all. These people that we think love us don’t even know themselves, so they cannot possibly know us. And yet we lose our gifts and powers to these people.

An exercise I use with group dreaming is called “Mirror Mitote.” You imagine that the voices in your mind are like the sounds in a supermarket, where we can hear other people talking very loudly and we have trouble focusing.

The mind reflects this kind of environment. We hear the voices and opinions of others when we don’t believe in ourselves. The voices become very loud. We have to learn to look at our beauty, and see the opinions as lies.

Julia: I remember reading about recapitulation in Castaneda’s books. How does that relate to dreaming?

Don José: Recapitulation is more like daydreaming. We use recapitulation during our waking hours to review our limitations, our fears and heartbreak. We review experiences that keep us in limitation until those experiences become like a ghost town, until visiting them is like going to a village that used to be alive and is now gray and old with no one in it.

Before recapitulation, the memory may have been vivid — you could hear all the characters speak, and you reacted to them. But now the memory, or the town, is empty. There is no emotional or mental response. You have recaptured all energy from that moment, from that time in your life. It doesn’t have the same flavor or taste. It is flat.

Detachment is a principle point to achieve. Whenever we are living in our opinions, we are in judgment of our Self or other people. We are seeing only our own expectations or limitations. Doubt is also a lie that inhibits intent.

Even our names are a lie. Have you ever thought of that? All of our lies, opinions, and judgments keep us caged inside the body. All limitations come from fear. We must detach from our fears.

When we achieve detachment, we pull the energy out of the lies in our lives, and it goes back into the assemblage point.

Julia: What is the assemblage point? How does it affect dreaming?

Don José: The assemblage point is our point of focus. It is one of the keys to dreaming. It is exactly like a television with many channels. You can choose any channel, and anything might be on that channel — wrestling, a sad love story, the news… Our assemblage point is like a vortex of perception, an altar that opens us to experience. We can expand or reduce that perception.

Everyone thinks of something as they fall asleep. I do not care what people say — everyone thinks of some incident, person, or place. And as they fix their minds, they are focusing their assemblage point. People do this in real life when they go into a theater to watch a sad movie. What happens when they come out? They are sad or crying. Why? The emotional state changes because they have shifted their assemblage point to experience sadness.

When we can pull all of the energies of our life back into the assemblage point, we begin to become free.

We can focus the assemblage point on any channel. But we are accustomed to focusing on the channels we have learned through our life’s memories and the channels that are familiar to the mass consciousness.

We have to learn to change our perceptions from our reason, which is composed of our objective thoughts, to our Will. When we will the dream, our personal power changes from the mental construct to spiritual perception. When we are free from the cage of the mind, our energy increases dramatically, and we can discover our true identity.

It takes faith, strength, and tenacity to learn to change the focus of the assemblage point through intent. It also takes patience. Intent is faith — it is believing in our magic more than we believe what we think we see in the mirror called life.

The Buddha turned arrows into flowers. He understood the dream. Intent is a silent knowing that we are the creator of the dream.

A true master knows that anything is possible. He no longer doubts. And everyone can be a master. Everyone can create an incredible life through the magical part of the Self, and dreaming is a vehicle to do so.

Julia: When we begin to dream with intent, how does this change our lives?

Don José: We become free of expectation and limitation. We are no longer bothered by the opinions of the mass consciousness. Our desire or intent for freedom becomes so strong that we dream it and live it.

When heartbreak occurs, we begin to see that it is illusion. We are able to say, “That was a good one, that illusion almost tricked me. But I won’t fall for it.”

We realize that all of the “bad” things that have happened in our lives are just that — stories that we tell to ourselves and to whomever will listen. We stop letting our stories hurt us. We learn to take the energy back from the story and end it in a different way.

You see, we are always doing one of two things: We are either creating, or we are living lies. When we are creating, we start to have faith, love, and gratitude. We say “thank you” to the Earth and God for everything.

We learn to speak in the true language of feelings or emotions, rather than opinions and words. We begin to create our dream through the good feelings and happy thoughts that we have. This leads us to God. Through the clear channel of the Self that is created, many miracles happen, like the flowers that the Buddha created. This makes us fall in love with living.

Love of life is contagious. When we are not affected by illusions, we can create, and we can help other people find love in living.

A good analogy is to look at both dreams and life as a vacation or a movie. It is best to plan our vacation, to drive the correct vehicle, to make reservations, to choose the right geography. Or we can make a great movie if we plan or create it. If we don’t create or plan, then obstacles occur. The obstacles could be compared to the illusions of the mind. But if we have created carefully, we make the most beautiful movie imaginable.

This is how it is to live on Earth. We can travel blindly through the obstacles of our thoughts and emotions, or we can gather back the energy and create the dream. It is a catwalk between illusion and creating, but we must do our best to enjoy the gift of living. When we are capable of creating the dream, all of living becomes a Paradise on Earth.

It is all about spirituality and love. The angels are taking over the planet, little by little. We are all angels, and we have forgotten. We must let the flow of life within us live. We must remember that all of life is a dream, a movie — we can choose to watch a beautiful movie.

It is all beautiful if we can only remember.

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants, and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and creating alignment with their inner path.

Awakening and The True Self

 

Awakening is associated with learning about the true presence. It is a process, a method of attuning to the direction of the true presence. There are several steps of the process. The first involves believing and knowing the true self is there.  Rest assured that the true self hears and feels our desire  By recognizing and expanding moments of connection—such as happiness, peace, or joy—we connect more deeply.

A feeling of stillness and peace comes with the true presence. Meditation develops the feeling of presence. In meditation, the true presence mediates between our earthly presence and the universe at large. It connects us to a larger paradigm of reality with universal truths, which are much larger than the laws of “real life.” For example, we can send light or love to a person, without knowing where they are, and the person can receive it instantaneously. (This is transmittal—a method of sharing one’s spiritual truth or abilities.)

One of the indications of success with meditation and energetic practices is the desire for higher vibrations. The feeling of universal connection—the true self—delivers light, expanded possibility, and a deep feeling of love. By culturing and developing this relationship, inner guidance is provided over time.

Awakening is much more than meditating. In my experience, meditation helped in developing an inner calm and a quiet, peaceful feeling. My intuitive abilities also increased. But true awakening came when I saw the inner light in every particle of life. I could see how light lies beneath the structure of every object on the earth–and how the fibers were guided perfectly by the light above. The One Light appeared in many forms. (It’s fascinating to note that the inner light of nature responds to our individual light.) Soon after, I found a teacher in wolves—and I learned to see life in a different way.

After awakening, life is the same. But we perceive it in a different light. We become aware of the true self, which alters our way of understanding life.

In my practice as a teacher, I’ve watched students experience the process of awakening although their work may have begun with a physical problem such as abundance, relationships, or physical pain. Over time, awakening has come to many of them—and manifested as a deep understanding and ability with universal forces. (It does not come to everyone. Some people simply want to feel better or to have a better life. Others devote themselves to sensing the spiritual energy beneath the practices. But awakening does come to those who seek it with heart, body, and soul.)

  • Everyone has a true presence. We’ve all felt it.
  • The True Presence holds the qualities of the soul. It connects us with the universe, the One in All.
  • The level of energy—both physical and spiritual—affects our ability to tap into our true presence. Higher vibrations help in identifying this presence.
  • Meditation brings about connection with soul qualities. It can increase our light level.
  • All spiritual work is part of finding the True Self.
  • Connection with the spiritual self is often the component that makes manifestation work.
  • There is a mysterious, unknown quality in spiritual work. We pursue stepping into the unknown.

Recognizing Your True Self

  • Everyone has had moments of joy, a smooth current of positive happenings in life, strong (correct) intuitions, a sudden knowing of an answer, or unexpected help. A deep connection with nature can also indicate the presence of the true self as well as a spiritual insight or experience. In a sense, we release the immediacy of the demands of ordinary life and move into a non-ordinary life.
  • The heart speaks to us about the true self through our deep desires. What attracts us with a sensation of love and heightened spirituality? What gives an energized state and a deeper feeling of connection with the inner presence?
  • Observation is very helpful in finding the true self. In morning, spend a few minutes observing the actions of the routine. Observe the self while driving a car. Observe conversations. Who is observing? (Your True Presence observes.)  According to quantum physics, when an observer is added to an experiment, the photons change their route. Light responds to an observer. Imagine looking in the mirror. Notice your good qualities. Become aware of your body as you look into the mirror. Imagine you are the person in the mirror, and you are looking at your face and body. Who’s observing?  Your True Self or true presence is always observing. It is always there in the totality of your being. There is always a part of you with a loving presence, which is connected to the universe at large. This part of you is always awake.
  • We can think about the most illuminated periods of our lives. By focusing on them, we can recall the experience of connection. (This is known as the right use of memories.)
  • A feeling of the “unknown” is often associated with the true presence as are love and light. To some degree, the inner presence is experienced as the “unknown.” Mystery surrounds our journey into light and love. On this journey, we discover the light within the self–and how to integrate it.

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

A Message from the Wolves

 

When the moon is full, I hear and feel the messages of the wolves. They speak of changes in the earth’s energy field, opening our hearts to the vibration of change, and manifesting in an unusual time. They share their secrets, which are profound and mysterious. Move into their presence and listen with your heart.

Here is their message.

The earth is changing, and she sends new messages and energy. You can accommodate the energy by opening to it and trusting that ups and downs of spirit are part of understanding how the rhythms of life are changing. (The patterns of energy, including ley lines and power points, are being altered by new waves of energy.)

What can you share about the earth changes?

The lines of energy are changing their patterns. They will become more accessible to those who are awakening and aligning with the inner self.

It has been centuries or more since the lines have changed. Many monuments and cities are built on these lines, but the lines are moving to support nature and to create a comeback of the life force on this planet. (We will not share their locations or how they are moving.)

People may experience them as waves of strange energy, a day of deep connection, or a feeling of lassitude because they are oscillating – just as your thoughts and feeling do on a regular basis.

Are there other ways that they affect us?

Yes. They will eventually support manifestation for those who know to work from the heart and search for those desires that are aligned with true growth.

NOW is a good time to begin the work. See the best and most beautiful earth that you can imagine. Add what you long for in this earthly existence. Is it clean water or clear skies—or a feeling of ease and connection for everyone? See it each time that you go out into world and add the creatures of the earth, flowers, and plants.

Is there more to share?

The changes sometimes take place rapidly. At other times, the process slows for a month or more, which is when you feel life is returning to “normal”. It will not return to normal. There are many, many other changes ahead, which may be difficult or exciting, depending on the placement of your consciousness.

Can you speak more about manifestation?

It is a way of accessing a larger light and creating the heart’s desire. It is not about accumulating things although it can be a part of a larger desire. It is more aligned with receiving light, feeling nature, and listening to the heart.

From this place, many good things come into being. The intuition and appreciation for life are amplified, and the world seems more beautiful. The view of life becomes more expansive. The mind becomes quiet and aligns with the heart. The body feels the earth, and emotions flow in a natural way.

By manifesting new and exciting ideas, you move out into the flow of universal energy. Your thoughts expand, and your emotions flow in new directions. You feel the currents and tuning of the earth.

You came to create thoughts and ideas that would make matter respond and flow into more beautiful forms. Flowers grow more beautifully when you admire their loveliness. Babies and animals respond to love. Trees move gently when you are aware of them—or when your thoughts are strong and harmonious. The earth feels your feet.

When you meditate, nature feels you. It responds to the unity of your focus. From this place, life flows in a different way. It has a sense of harmony; it brings more peace.

It also separates you from what doesn’t work well. Yet, it leads to other places and people, which reflect the unity within you. It is a passage in time—a ride on a river, which flows into wonderful scenes and adventures.

There are also those manifestations that take a long time to come into being? Why is this?

You may wonder why you don’t manifest your dreams, but the indigenous people spent hours or days as they worked on changing the weather, healing sickness, or finding special plants. It was a way of loving life, and they never questioned that their desires came from their hearts.

It takes time, it takes love, and it takes a special type of connection.

The earth is changing to help you in creating this connection and finding your direction. You are closer than you think, particularly if you are patient. Look inside to find another type of flow, an energy that is still, connected, and yet flowing.

It is the old flow, the old way from the first beginning. This energy teaches you to find out who you truly are and to discover the part of you, who once mastered holding thoughts and feelings that came into form.

There are many ways of manifesting and many ways of manifesting a desire, but the important part is to try, to make an effort, and to believe that it is possible—perhaps in a way that you’ve not known in this lifetime.

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

Beautiful New Moon

Photo by Griffin Lambert

 

The New Moon appears on Saturday, March 13 at 5:23 a.m. Fortunately, this moon cycle brings additional positive energy. Astrologer Pam Younghans identifies a very special aspect called a cazimi, an Arab word, which means “Heart of the Sun” and brings the greatest accidental strength imaginable. It is said to increase intuition and beneficial outcomes, particularly around the exact time of the New Moon.

The New Moon bestows a beautiful, feminine chart with four planets, including Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Venus (love, beauty), and Neptune (illusion/mysticism) in Pisces, a water sign. All water signs evoke emotion, and it’s particularly true with this chart. But Venus (love) is exalted, and Neptune can bring confusion or a crystalline, clear connection with our higher spiritual nature. (It’s a very positive forecast, which supports inner growth, provides encouraging energy, and brings the sensation of optimism.)

Following a month of many planets in Aquarius, our task is to find balance between stillness (female) and activity (masculine) despite our personal inclination. The Aquarian Age asks for alignment on the edge of love and mysticism—as well as the necessity of identifying a new type of personal and universal love that means giving enough but not too much. It also underlines the necessity for lightworkers to balance giving and receiving as we create a life aligned with the spiritual path.

Pisces is often about moving into a state of exalted, generous love, but it’s also about learning to find boundaries that benefit both giver and receiver while restraining from resentment. Otherwise, there is a negative feeling that our love or generosity is not reciprocated. (We have to learn to restrain the desire to give to people who are not receptive, which consequently results in a loss of energy.)

Sun (life) and Moon (emotion) are conjunct (placed closely together) Venus (love), heightening the Piscean energy. Sun, Moon, and Venus conjunct (close) Neptune (mysticism/illusion), which can expand our ability to receive mystical insights.

Mercury (communications) is placed in Aquarius, an air sign. It squares (tension) Mars (male, assertion) in Gemini, causing rushed thought, tension, and the tendency to make mistakes. (It’s important to listen, slow down, and think more than once before taking action.) Mercury conjuncts (close to) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) gives happiness, optimism, and a broad view of life. It can expand the mind and bestows positive thinking.

Mars (action) in Gemini trines (harmonious) Jupiter in Aquarius, which creates stamina, success, and courage—particularly if we align with good intentions. Mars trines (harmonious) Pluto (underworld, subconscious) awakens the desire to succeed. It heightens intensity, confidence, and strengthens our ability to perceive the occult.

Saturn (limitation, karma) squares Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). This aspect feels as erratic as Uranus itself, which often seems like a Ferris wheel, lifting us from high in the air to low on the earth. Uranus is quirky; it alters electronics and moves very quickly. (The best remedy is staying centered, mediating frequently, and trusting that we have the resources for the strange ride. Undoubtedly, the Saturn/Uranus aspect is about clearing whatever blocks our passage into the gifts of the Aquarian Age, but it’s not always easy!)

Overall, it’s a lovely chart, which provides soft, flowing sensations, which are a welcome change. Aspects with Jupiter (expansion/good luck) bring a feeling of optimism that is needed at this time. It also asks for a new look at how we love, what we receive, and the best way of giving energy as well as to “whom”.

Many planets in Pisces, particularly Venus and Neptune, can open our consciousness to mystical love and understanding of spiritual mysteries. Our mind continues to create a feeling of tense thought and nervousness with Mercury in Gemini, but there are ample energies to move into a higher state.

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

Emotions

For those who are open, the New Age brings an increase of intuitive ability as a greater connection with the “all.” We feel the people around us with greater acuity along with sensing their thoughts and place of being. With awareness, this can become a wonderful learning experience. If we don’t know what we’re feeling, it can bring confusing and vacillating emotions.
Everyone “picks up” on the people around them. We also receive information about locations, timing, and objects. We often wander through life without awareness of the information supplied by our inner being. In a time of awakening, everyone, who desires it, can gain greater consciousness and clarity. (As we move into love, we become more connected.)
It’s also necessary to align with our inner self to perceive the catalyst behind our emotions. Are we suddenly angry or distraught–or are we perceiving the mood of others around us? It’s an important discernment in awakening. Otherwise, we move through life on the energies of others without truly perceiving our feelings, reactions–or how we are altered by the presence of others.

Emotion, which represents water, has many faces. It can be still and peaceful, wild and raging, or murky and dark. It connects streams, rivers, and oceans. It comes in waves. On a universal level, the element of water is magnetic; it is cool, calm, and wet. It is the force of emotion, intuition, persistence and devotion. Water can cleanse and calm. (Think of taking a shower or bath at the end of a long day.)

When we encounter challenging emotions, we can move into love or peace. In this way, the current of spiritual energy acts as a current that carries us through the river. We can also recognize the source of undesirable emotion, which opens the door for new possibilities. We can eliminate the source, see it in a different light, or create from a new perspective. It’s also helpful to realize that we always receive emotion from others, and our lives are colored by this. By understanding how and when it happens, we open the door for many new choices.

Here are a few tips.

  • The goal is to visualize the highest and best reality for everyone while seeing their flaws and tendencies accurately. It’s helpful to recall the positive qualities of a person, to identify their best characteristics by remembering what we like about them, which raises the overall vibration. (There is one exception. If a person consistently lowers our vibration, then we need distance.)
  • It’s important to know that we connect with lower mass consciousness when experiencing lower emotions. Lower mass consciousness amplifies our negative feelings. It’s helpful to ask for the presence of the inner self and to ask the universe for light.
  • When someone says hurtful or upsetting words, it’s important to notice our reaction. If we’re honest, then we know that we always have these feelings. It’s not just the other person. It’s our perpetual response. Sending light to our feelings and asking to experience life differently is often helpful.
  • When faced with drama, do the opposite. If we engage, then try withdrawing from the situation. If we usually withdraw, then step forward and continue the discussion softly. Remain kind.
  • Omit the blame. Forgive others for how they make us feel. On some level, we’ve chosen to be part of the situation, and we can either look at it as learning experience or as a victim.
  • In truth other people can make us feel good or bad, particularly if we’re not paying attention to our inner voice. For example, if someone is angry, depressed or physically ill, we usually feel tired after speaking or visiting with them. Forgive it all by learning when and how we can best interact with others. It’s our responsibility, not theirs.
  • Share the truth in fragments. When the other person is calm, make an observation from a detached point of view. Share a small piece of insight about the pattern. Do it from a place of love. No one can take it all in at one time.
  • Understand that everyone becomes temperamental when overwhelmed or tired. Rest often and wait before speaking. Go for a walk or practice yoga or meditation. We can remind ourselves that emotions and feelings don’t last very long.
  • Loving all aspects of life and seeing the light of other people (particularly in karmic relationships such as husband, wife, parents or child) is part of the path of the soul. Beneath the surface of everyone and everything, there is light. The light brings freedom and peace.

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.