Sick Of The Eclipse Already? How To Break Through The Bullshit & Learn A Few (Totally) Magic Tricks

“Revisit your intentions: the vibrational match of forgiveness, gratitude, service, unity & unconditional Love are key  to leveling up everyone.  Reflect the highest intent in your lifestream & align with the vibration of solution, creativity, Divine Love & embodiment of your Highest Self”

~ Sandra Walter

I am not going to lie, it has taken me three painful days  to commit to writing this post to you.

What has gotten in the way?

Perhaps you can relate . . . a malaise has settled in my heart without an invitation . . . something that is both familiar & virtually untraceable. A seemingly empathic, psychic flu making it both impossible to be around people & also bone-crushingly sad to imagine (no not just imagine ~ feel, grieve, weep) all the other souls on the planet whose discomfort levels exponentially exceed my own.

I am not being melodramatic. Again, I am assuming that many of you can relate. Astrology has become the new extreme weather pattern.

I remember in the past how storms would  come by surprise, without days of prediction & lines out the door in the supermarket. When we could wake up in wonder of the deluge or buffer of snow, unprepared for the suspension of activity.

When a blizzard allowed us to just be. Stillness. The absence of form. The absence of movement.

Now it is all preparation.

Same is true with Astrology: Huge Super Moon Coming. Lunar Nodes are Shifting Signs. Biggest Eclipse in god knows . . . 2000 years . . . .

We all know too much.

It’s real, this Eclipse & its gonna be big. We would be better off if we experienced this life out of time flooding into our cells with wonder & dreaming by surrendering to being exhausted & resting without guilt.

It’s really ok to just say “Uncle” (never knew what that meant exactly but . . . ) It’s really ok to not fix the world. It’s really ok to not fight the good fight. Because what is being asked of us
RIGHT NOW is the big letting go, the biggest surrender of the need to know that most of us have experienced in our lifetimes.

I just screwed all of you . . . cause all you need to hear is
“don’t think about the eclipse, don’t micromanage the letting go” & that is ABSOLUTELY ALL YOU CAN THINK ABOUT.

I am thinking it too:  I got this one. I can do it.

It is so human. But not necessary. To know.

There is no miracle. The mind is infinite when it concentrates the magnetic energy of the psyche. There are only two things: energy and matter. Any composition, permutation of any energy into matter and matter into energy, can be caused by a disciplined mental concentration.
That mental concentration is in you, it is not outside.

~ Yogi Bhajan

For centuries it has been recorded that under certain circumstances human consciousness can leave the body & travel both to other locations of existence outside the human body. This process has been known by many names but in recent years all variations of these “journeys” have been grouped under the generic term:  “Out of Body Experiences.”

Within the modern paradigm of science, such a concept is totally impossible. Consciousness is an phenomenon of the brain & as such, cannot exist in any location outside of the brain. Even if consciousness could travel to locations outside of the confines of the skull a further question has to be asked; without sensory organs such as the eyes & the ears (in the body) how can we (in our out of the body experiences) receive information from the external world?

I am not a scientist of course, but I have spent thousands of hours in meditative states via a variety of practices & have spent much time with this question.

I think the question to ask here is  not about hallucinations or visions
of time/space travel but more of creating a situation for yourself in which these parameters of time & space are not so important.

To create a situation where you do not need to locate yourself & therefore do not need to understand anything. This situation is perhaps not simple to locate in the current mash of urgency & chaos that we accept from outside sources as reality, but is actually within each of our cells, a totally organic reality ~ & that reality is stillness.

In most meditative practices there is an elevated state of consciousness where the ego (inner voices/perception) is brought to complete stillness.

This is not just relaxing. A power exists there. 

In this place of stillness, we do not hassle or try to act. With total humility & patience we accept our inability to fix or define anything
& Infinity (Divinity, God, Source, Nature) acts for us.

What we need will come to us. The opportunity will reveal itself. No need to know. No need to fix or wrangle.

The Multi-verse, the very stuff of life, is loving & kind. Your place is guaranteed.

In these next weeks heading through The Partial Lunar Eclipse on the Full Moon of August 7, The Lion’s Gate on August 8 (when the Earth lines up with the Galactic Center) & then the Full Solar Eclipse on August 21, (passing over the United States in the daylight hours) the absolute best thing you can do for yourself
is to enter into stillness.

Whether we work together or you forage on your own, my advice to you is to work without substances (even plant spirit medicines) in this preparation & take the time to clear some actual space in your life to learn how to navigate the magic of Zero Point Consciousness
for yourself.

I also recommend NOT traveling on the eclipse or on days in close proximity. Not because of danger, but because of the need for stillness. If you must travel, please take precautions to not be exposed to (much) external chaos, or sensory input.

This time is designed for you to slip between the cracks of the matrix to empower yourself. It may feel a bit threatening at first but all the discomfort of these times will prove worth it, if we can learn how to fly. Best to get there on your own steam. You will reap much momentum for your effortless life of purpose by doing so.

One last tool:

Even without the historical dimensions of this Summer’s Astral Activity, it is helpful at this time of year to tune into your personal cycles of growth by the organic momentum of the calendar.

Take some time in the coming weeks (sooner rather than later) to investigate what you have been growing since last Winter’s Solstice. These things are always more clear in hindsight.

Winter Solstice (December 21, 2016)
Your Unconscious Plants a Seed in the Darkness

Imbolc (February 2, 2017)
The Seed Stirs with Life in the Earth

Spring Equinox (March 20, 2017)
The Life in the Seed Begins to Specialize & Form Itself in a Specific Form

Beltane (May 1, 2017)
The Blossom is Infused with Light (Masculine/Feminine Meet)

Solstice (June 21, 2017)
The Blossom becomes Fruit/Food/Substance

Lamas (August 1, 2017)
The Fruit is Heavy with Potential & Prepares to Fall to the Ground
& Become Nourishment

This is where we are as we focus on Stillness, Surrender & Divine Service to ourselves & the World.

Settle into a new way to Celebrate.

I am here & I love you.

A Guide to this week’s Epic Solstice/New Moon Orifice: Generous Living, 4th & 5th Dimensional Reality & Beyond {Your Beauty}

“Our suggestion is to cleave away from your life the thought forms of self-sacrifice & martyrdom. Find more ways to discover joy even in the smallest things. It does not matter how small they are.

Find the courage to speak your truth to those closest to you. This type of truth speaking & self-revealing is, in our opinion, critical for your successful transition through the current & on-going period of global destabilization”
The Hathors

It’s been a big week of external manifestation. I am sure you are all feeling it ~  epic historical splashes flavored with grace & also with your own elegant twists & turns as you each speak your truth into the voids . . .

Early this morning or late last night we sailed over the high point of summer solstice ~ it felt a bit secret to me, what is usually a day in the sun with many friends, was spent in deep contemplation (compared to what hahahahaha) & staring into my own personal waters.

It’s an interesting twist when one of the  most externally manifesting astral holidays coincides with the urge to return to the cave that comes with the new moon.

What does that mean? It means that showing yourself, declaring yourself, joining with your tribe in the light, is given the ultimatum  that it must be a true statement of self utterly & completely true.

This is the gift of this present moment & all of this week. That any falsehood will feel so suffocating that you will not be able to hold onto a moment longer.

This is the stream, the momentum that will carry you, that is carrying you. It is here. Buy the ticket, take the ride. You are Queen. You are King. I love you.

I hope you all have some good solstice prayers & that you got good & clear, specific. If not, take the time to sit in the next days before the New Moon Friday.

You don’t know who is listening, or how many expectant helpers, guardians are waiting for your prayer.

You may have felt confused, in the last month for there was much chaos here on earth & in the cosmos, due to what the scientists call CMEs or Coronal Mass Ejections & what appear as a solar storm when they hit the earth.

CMEs are massive bursts of gas & magnetic fields arising from the solar corona & released into the solar wind. They are what cause all the beautiful skies that have been gracing Instagram & FB this summer & over the last years, mirrors of the Aurora Borealis,
almost out of control in celestial gorgeousness.

They are powerful, even in their random clouds, this energy, these particles. If they were to hit a specific hotspot here on earth, they could cause system collapses of international power grids.

They are always abundant at this time of year but they have been intensifying in general over the past few years.

What does this mean for our own ‘power grids’?

How does this influx of light affect  our personal electricity & energy?

The other night I dreamt I was in a thunderstorm in the forest & as lightning hit (I love love love thunder & lightning) a fireball crossed the sky, actually not just across the sky, it actually skimmed the tops of the trees.

It was terrifying & it was true. It reminded me of a moment in a particularly turbulent ceremony a few years back  ~ one of those ceremonies where all you could do is do your absolute best to not
duck your head & resist but rather breathe into your heart, straighten up your spine & pray. In the dark I saw the leader of the ceremony, a young Brazilian woman, stand up & spread her arms in the seeming hurricane that had entered the room & say “This is God.”

Hello Sun.

The growing light of the sun & stars, from the seasonal shift to the CMEs is full of invitation & activation, speaking directly to a cellular key within.

Just as the sun feeds the plants & creates chlorophyll, basically love in the form of a plant, the light acceleration is activating a memory system within that has been dormant for a very long time.

It is our job to receive this light transmission with as much elegance & gratitude as possible, even if it is confusing.

Many of you are feeling ‘in between worlds’ right now, not on this earthly plane but not in some place ‘safe’ either. Part of this light invitation is an invitation to another zone, kind of like a club house, another place to hang out in when the going gets tough, a place to recharge & learn a few things.

You may have heard relatively unintelligible rumblings out in the interwebs about transcending time & space, about the 4th dimension, the 5th dimension ad infinitum.

All of the disorienting, well, many of the disorienting feelings are connected to this invitation of the light acceleration & the key to entering the 5th dimension.

What is 4D? What is 5D?

Your embodied bio reality ~ eating, sleeping, walking, hugging, chopping wood, carrying water, making love is in the 3rd Dimension.

It is ruled by the 4th Dimension which is time. Or at least we feel ruled by it.

Our relationship with the 4th Dimension of Time, which often feels limiting & abrasive is mostly determined by our conditioning. Our mind creates these laws & they are ridiculously archaic.

Almost everything that doesn’t work on this planet, including war, economics, inequality on every level are created by our outdated
relationship with time.

In the 5th dimension, we are no longer “marooned by time & space”
(Tom Kenyon) ~ our personal history becomes a dream ~ & we are able to see, feel & exist in all time simultaneously, in all places simultaneously. There is no ownership, no domination, no limiting ratios to create limitation.

In the 5th dimension we are all free. {& onward, 6th, 7th, 8th . . . . . }

Another bonus to activating & entering the 5th dimension is that it takes a whole lot of wear & tear off the earth, if we start hanging out there & healing ourselves.

She can then breathe & take care of herself.

I know this sounds unrealistic. It’s a huge learning curve. Just saying this information is available as we move through these major astrological configurations & magnetic disturbances. Just like going to a library, you can check out this info at your leisure, learn some tools, they are available for you now, like the newest system download.

In the last few weeks, I have been using the analogy  of how the computer completely changed our lives with clients. It seems so de rigueur now, but those of us who were full grown when they arrived, it was such a huge learning curve & we could barely move our fingers.

Think of anything that you learned that initially seemed beyond you,
handling the huge vehicle of a car, touching a musical instrument that you longed to master.

This is where we are right now with these new tools of community, of manipulating time & space.

I am doing my best to learn about these things so I can teach & help.

There are many beautiful teachers. I am grateful to be one of yours.

Be careful what you wish for. Yikes & LOVE.

It’s just like dreaming with a few more knobs & dials & points of entry.

Do not be afraid of this. It is happening already, anyway, we can all feel the challenges upon us, best to see them as I have described ~ as an invitation. Something exciting. No resistance. One day, one step at a time. Opening. Believing. Grace.

Jupiter Direct: How to Set & Keep a New Bliss Vibration

Exhaustion is a blessing; it allows for the rest, contemplation & meditation this phase requires.
~ Sandra Walter

If you train your mind to understand that you are unlimited, then all bounty for you is unlimited; & when you train yourself that you are limited, everything is limited for you.
~ Yogi Bhajan

Thinking about the upcoming Sagittarius Strawberry Full Moon
(June 9) 
coming up next week ~ mostly because it coincides with Jupiter turning direct in the middle of Libra where it has been traveling retrograde since February 6.

I am giving you heads up because I want to get you prepared ahead of time so you can both rest up & get clear ~ you are about to receive some juicy presents & maybe someone sweet is gonna deliver them.

Yep, you. You are gonna receive.

One catch, you gotta show up, you gotta keep your bliss point open, you gotta be willing to  understand your own goodness in order to receive.

Bliss Point? Whaaaaa? And how do I keep it open?

I’m going to show you how.

I’ll give you a few pointers right here (below) & then, next week, just in time for the main event, I am offering two Zoom webinars:

How to Set & Keep Your Bliss Vibration

Thursday night, June 8
8-10 pm ET
Saturday morning, June 10
10 am-Noon  ET

Some of you might be thinking, well, the word Bliss is a little too woo, a bit much, too excessive, & then some of you might be saying, oh yeah, bring me some Bliss, cause I just need to tune out for a bit.

You can start opening your Bliss Point by thinking again.

What I mean by Bliss is alignment: alignment with flow, alignment with your intuition, alignment with what feels good.

Some of you have been telling me that you don’t know what feels good.

I can (oddly) understand that but I actually think you do (know what feels good) & I can help you to remember that.

I think that some of you just don’t believe it can be that easy. You can’t allow the effortlessness of alignment (bliss). That it’s just not worth unless it is hard. It’s just not worth it unless I have finished ALL the weeping.

Bliss is intimacy with Source energy. And, yes, you can have this.

You are this.

In La’kesh.  Love says ‘I am everything.’

Incredible & possible even for us earthlings.

If any of us are really earthlings anyway.

What is the relationship between Jupiter & Bliss?

Jupiter, like every planet, moves in & out of direct & retrograde motion. While certain other planets (Mercury, Venus or Mars) tend to disrupt everything while moving backwards Jupiter has a more subtle effect but it is just as potent.

It is a big orb, the biggest planet in the solar system & by far the most generous & expansive.

Jupiter Direct says Yes. Yes. Yes.
Jupiter Direct says YESSSSSSSSS.
Jupiter Direct says Wake Up to who you are, who you have always been.

Jupiter retrograde (since February 6) has strengthened our convictions. It has clarified our intentions so that we are absolutely
& completely sure of what we want. It made us wait & now we are ready.

If we couldn’t wait, then we really didn’t want it. Jupiter retrograde is just that way. The proving ground.

What do you want right now? What are you ready for?

It doesn’t hurt that in addition  to the Sagittarius Full Moon & Jupiter direct  Venus is moving into Taurus on Tuesday June 6, one of her absolute fave spots to be & Mercury moves into Gemini on the same day, home base for super electric, synchronous & fine-tuned communication.

The Cosmos is in your favor.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make room for the Bliss Vibration:

1. Be Grateful. Keep it simple.
You don’t have to make a long list. Just.Be.Grateful. Right now. Say Thank You. In a half an hour, say it again. Set your phone to go off every (waking) half hour for the next day & say Thank You. For Absolutely Every Little (& Big) Thing.

2. The next best way to take full advantage of this time of great acceleration ~ to actually have less stuff.

The Good Stuff can’t come in  if the Bad Stuff is still there.

By stuff I mean all of it: physical stuff, emotional stuff, even spiritual stuff.

3. For the physical . . . well,  you could take the time to read
“The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”
by Marie Kondo

(if you haven’t already) but unless you are a speed reader you probably don’t have time.

So I suggest you take an hour or two today or in the next days
(the less time almost the better) & go through your house & fill up a garbage bag of things that no longer speak to you.

Be firm. Just do it. You don’t have to do it all. Just look at your stuff & think: if I could have more light & space & love right . . . there! .  where those cookbooks/jeans/comic books/mason jars are . . .  you get the idea. Why not.

*(Be ethical/smart/grateful/conscious about where/how you disperse these previously loved items)*

4. In order to make space emotionally ~ make 3 phone calls in the next week that have been on your mind.

Not text, not email ~ Call them. Don’t set it up ahead of time. Call them.

Even if they don’t pick up, they will know you cared enough to call. Please follow through but make the call(s) today.

5. To clear the way spiritually, learn how to set the Bliss Vibration.

Some of you are probably familiar with the concept taught in the Abraham-Hicks school of manifestation that just 16 seconds of deliberate & pure thought create a shift of consciousness that will magnetize your vibration to a higher level.
To reiterate:

Abraham says that a thought reaches a combustion point at 17 seconds of pure undiluted focus.

Now, that may sound very simple, but wow, it is not.

In the world of cell phones  & other forms of viral communications
it is seriously not easy to maintain 17 seconds  of pure thought without digressing or distraction & build on that.

But we can do it. You can do it.

Gemini New Moon: Imagine Being More Afraid Of Freedom Than Slavery Redux

“imagine being more afraid of freedom than slavery” is a line from the collection of poems by the same name authored by the powerful & gorgeous Pamela Sneed)

Here we are, just before the full transparency of the Summer Solstice coming up in less than a month, & getting our prayers in order for the Gemini New Moon (Thursday, May 25 at 3:44 PM).

If you think I’m gonna tell you to slide & take it easy . . ummmmmmmm that would be a no.

Sorry my angels.

Take a moment, RIGHT NOW, a 30 sec open-eyed savasana, find a drishti on the horizon or the sky above & appreciate the spaciousness, find whatever elegance you can find inside, rest while collecting yourself, cause you are gonna be using what you learned/earned in this last bit of time pretty much immediately.

Yes, that Love you have loosened  from its karmic moorings in the last Taurus/Scorpio Lunar Cycle is now free, free, free in yourselves & the world  . . . The stakes for self expression are the highest in Summer, our most awake time of year.

It is time to arise to the Love you have wakened, take the high road & really show up for what you have been asking of the Divine all year, since last Summer Solstice.

Take a deep breath & remember what you asked for over the last year.

What were your deepest, most consistent, repetitive prayers?

The Mystery has arrived to show herself.

She is present.

She heard you, all your sleepless nights  & open-hearted prayers. She got the message.

Believe in the strength of your prayers & in your ability to follow through on what it takes to believe in the truth of this answer.

That is your job. To believe that your prayers are answered & follow through.

We are all working together on this & although the work is never done, really & the rests in-between perhaps brief, it doesn’t matter because we are all in it together.

Caring for each other, chopping wood & carrying water . . beginning to embrace the quality of Love in the 5th dimension:

A Love not as an ends but an eternal means, as truth infinite,
truly exponential & completely & utterly multi-dimensional & with each act of intentional caring, the weight of the world is truly lessened.

This is Freedom.

Commit & Believe.

Together we can stop believing in the stop/start.

We can stop believing that we work hard in order to get a treat, stop believing that we face a fear in order to be safe, stop believing that we love completely merely in order to find the one, so we that we don’t need to search anymore.

The truth: we are altogether, all the time.

You are loved.
You are love.
Believe it, it is true.

Wake up. Spoon with the intense frequency of life & open your eyes.

Love is in the Air.

Walk Your Talk: The Chrysalis Of Shifting Lunar Nodes

There has been a lot of talk this week about the shift of the Lunar Nodes from Virgo/Pisces to Leo/Aquarius & the huge opportunity it offers for bringing creative projects & latent love affairs out of conceptualization, fantasy & obsession  into hardcore reality.

Well, yay.

But what does that mean?

The lunar nodes are not physical celestial bodies but important points in the sky in both our natal chart & also the sky as it develops in transit throughout our lives.

They are one of the many paths in Astrology, where we grow from one point to an opposing point, defining ourselves by contradiction.

The North Node (now in Leo), can be considered a point to where
we feel pulled or magnetized; inversely, the South Node (now in Aquarius) may feel depleting, or in aversion to where you need to go. 

If you know a bit about your chart, you can look to the houses where these signs live to see how this affects you specifically (or contact me for an Astro reading).

However, there is, of course, a larger cultural significance to this shift in the nodes ~ a calling for courage, an ending to the time of alienation & inward reflection as the North Node in Leo sets a platform to create something tangible out of what we have all experienced on the edge.

To bring rebellion & despair into a formthat heals & transforms in real time.

Emphasis on Real.
Get dirty.

Make it happen in a way that feels

In nature, absolutely all transformation comes from chaos.

When we think we are in charge, when we are micro-managing our transformation, we are holding back the natural momentum & flow
of transformation at a cellular level.

No matter what you believe in: the lens of ascension,  the lens of neurobiology,  the lens of earth science, the lens of astrology, the lens of human design . . . the human being (race) is being asked to take a huge evolutionary leap.

Things are being taken down to a seed level, literally, & we are being called on to eliminate everything that is no longer necessary. Our own lives operate as both micro & macrocosms for this physical, spiritual & emotional detox, a sacred lab to rebuild civilization from the bones.

Every little bit counts.

It is a place where trust is built.

None of us are healed until all of us are healed ~ and there is only one of us here.

How To REALLY Take Advantage Of Mercury Direct & Get Shit Done

“If we don’t truly love what is happening right here, we cannot love the world”
~ Tara Brach

When asked:
“What do we do when the world is too much for us?”

“All you need is already within you only you must approach yourself with reverence & love. Self condemnation & self distrust are grievous errors. Your constant flight from pain & search for pleasure is a sign of love you bear for yourself. All I plead with you is this ~ make love of yourself perfect. Deny yourself nothing. Give yourself infinity & eternity & discover that you do not need them, you are beyond.” 

~ Nisargadatta

I see you.

You have all been so diligent, loving & committed to your paths on this extended time of inward journey & trust, during this retrograde period.

Even if you do not believe this to be true, I know you are doing the best you can. It is all that we can do right now, be here with ourselves & muster up the most divine tenderness, reminding ourselves of that love that is true, infinite & always there for us.

We need to be reminded, as humans, that we are loved. Over & over again. It is part of this time, the remembering.

Feeling lost & actively remembering. It’s our job.

I love you.

Tomorrow I begin my first Intuitive Astrology class & on Wednesday, Mercury goes direct.

I chose this time intentionally to begin this class, for many reasons.

First of all, there is such an abundance of counsel & information out there: astrological, ascension, akashic, plant spirit, prophecy . . . on top of all the activism streams & the plain ole ridiculous media, social & otherwise . . I know it’s confusing, repetitive,contradictory . . overwhelming to say the least.

Who knows what is really going on?

You do, actually.

This is the time of accountability.
This is the Sacred Pause.
Wake up.

“Between the stimulus & the response there is a space & in that space lies
our power & our freedom”

~ Victor Frankel

The times when you feel overwhelmed is as if your soul is knocking on your door & handing you an envelope.

Look inside.
Do not look outside for guidance.
Try it.

In my Intuitive Astrology class the emphasis is actually NOT
on the Astrology, although understanding the meaning of these symbols & their cycles & their placement on your personal map is extraordinarily helpful.

The emphasis in the meditations & assignments is on intuition.
Learning to trust yourself. Learning to locate that voice
that says yes. Trust. Faith.

The Divine lives within & yes, you know this.

On Wednesday, May 3, Mercury goes direct.

A few weeks ago, I delved intensely into what this intensive retrograde season means for each of us.

You can read more here.

Mercury does into the darkness, the underworld so to speak,
to retrieve what we have forgotten & to leave behind what belongs there, in the unknown.

The Sabian Symbol for Mercury on this May 3, when it turns direct is: A Widow at an Open Grave (4 degrees Taurus).

This is what this means for you in closing this Mercury Retrograde
(April 9 – May 3) (loosely, without knowing how it hits your chart):

Open wounds were visible at the beginning of this retrograde (April 9).

 Something had been left undone & needed addressing,
not in a direct way, but in deep listening, finding one’s way in the dark. Without language.

In this way of learning & holding space an intentional & loving closure was needed. Without language.

Perhaps what one thought was dead & gone was unearthed once again because the ritual of forgiving & releasing was incomplete, the letting go not faced, with a mirroring of the self at the forefront.

In this last shadow phase of recovery (until May 21) I pray that you are able to put old ghosts to rest, place your hands in the earth & bring a sense of peace.

Go forth in expansiveness with your sweet selves.

You got this.

I’m here.


The Big Squeeze: Embracing & Communicating In The Retrograde Season

Re-Heart your highest intent often, to avoid being pulled into creating lower intentions. Ask yourself: What is the highest, brightest, most complementary thing I can create in this moment to assist the Ascension? What act of love may I perform in this now moment? Try radical self-love, creative time, random acts of kindness, or acts of service.
~ Sandra Walter

Talk is okay, but start meaning it. You must use your ego . . . first of all, maximum service is when you commit yourself. Next is when you start walking in that commitment & third is when there comes a doubt or a stop or a dead-end, then you call and get clarification, & keep moving. Don’t break your speed.

I always say that when there’s a hang-up, keep up & mark time. Don’t get jammed. If you cannot proceed further, keep on marking time, somehow help will come. That’s the way to progress, that’s the way I progressed.
~ Yogi Bhajan

It’s Easter. 

I do love to pray when there are millions of other people praying everywhere, even when those prayers send a little shiver of resentment down my spine. I don’t give into it, I just focus on the upward movement. It is not worth the trouble, the toxicity it causes in my body & spirit  to do otherwise . . .

The first time I heard the story about Jesus & the cross, I was just a tiny kid, playing in the garden outside the summer house I shared
with my sisters & cousins. I remember her, Lillian, an older girl who lived next door who was a little bit mean.  She wanted my crayons & I said no,  I was using them at hat moment.  She proceeded to tell me the story of how Jesus had died for my sins as a means to make me feel that I was selfish, a sinner.

Now I can laugh about that, but at the time, the story touched my heart & I remembered all the nights that I could hear Lillian’s parents screaming at the her & her brother while I was trying to fall asleep, their screen door slamming beneath my window. I gave her the crayons &, of course, never saw them again.

Literally a million years later, I still think of Lillian when I think of Jesus. I think of selflessness & I think of self-love. I forgive myself for letting myself be bullied. And I know the crayons have come back ten-fold, time & time again.

“Creating a world of forgiveness is a living practice. You can create a world of forgiveness in  your own home today. Forgive the child that comes home late or yells at you once again. Forgive your spouse for the words they speak . . Transformation begins in in you wherever you are, whatever has happened, however you are suffering. Transformation is always possible. We do not heal in isolation.”
~ Desmond Tutu

There is a story about a village in Northern Thailand where there a large, several story high,  golden Buddha shrine lived with the villagers. When word came of an army approaching, the villagers worked together to cover the Buddha with clay & mud before fleeing for their lives.

Many generations later, a young girl was playing nearby & saw a glint of gold shining beneath the mud & worked with her friends & then her family & other villagers to break open the Buddha to the light once again. But he/she/they, The Light, had always been there.

This is where we are.

Together on this day celebrated for Ascension/Rising/Resurrection.

We are uncovering, melting, cracking, revealing ourselves to The Light, as The Light.

We must forgive ourselves, each other, for this trial with the mud, for the covering of truth, so that we can hold the intense  focus & concentration of this coming time of Light.

The mud is the tricky part. Gotta love the mud. Gotta forgive ourselves for our fear so we can learn that we only need protection
if we believe we do.

Venus went direct yesterday in the midst of a full season of retrogrades (list of planets, timelines & practice activities below).

Those of your that know me well &  follow me here, know that I love retrogrades, just as much as I love repetition in prayer, in poetry.

All retrograde means,  in planetary transits, is that you cover the same ground 3 times, twice forward & once backward.

It is the backward time, the actual retrograde periods (noted below)
where the deep magic happens, where you are not able to count on your left-brain logic & experience, where the void sometimes engulfs & Spirit is given full access to your ear & psyche.

It may feel like darkness but it is permission to unravel a bit,
to let in divine forces to present options, healing & unexpected epiphanies.

These are sacred times we are in.

Now that Venus is direct, she can assist & shed light with the more lengthy retrogrades: Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto & also the more sticky, troublesome ones: Mercury . . .

Venus retrograde (which began on March 4 & ended yesterday) focused on a re-evaluation of how we let Love in & out ~ & by Love, I include Money (energy that enables us to nourish & care for ourselves) & Self-Worth (self blessing) as well as the other, more Intimate forms of Love.

She stationed direct in very close proximity to Chiron (the planet of the wounded healer) & square to Saturn. This is a strong indicator of
(at least the opportunity) of the acceptance of a very deep wound. The opportunity for an initiation, a portal of leadership at many levels, however this may appear for you.

You are now able to move forward.
To forgive yourself &/or another.
To dissolve the nut at the center of your being . . .
should you accept this opportunity.

I pray for this courage for you & for me.

This is key: It will take a certain amount  of both strength & surrender TO MAKE THE CONSCIOUS CHOICE NOT TO REOPEN THE WOUND.

You have turned a corner.
Do not give up.

Dates for retrogrades:

Jupiter retrograde February 6 – June 9
(evaluating our visions, ideals, & belief systems preparing to build new platform)

Venus retrograde March 4 – April 15
(money & love areas are detoxed & refined ~ old relations could return to resume or to be completed)

Saturn retrograde April 5 – August 25
(time to work on palpable long term goals, responsibilities & duties, time to restructure the way we manifest our reality, & find a new attitude towards obstacles)

Mercury retrograde April 9 – May 3
(going inward ~ time to plan, research, integrate  & prepare for the next phase)

Pluto Retrograde April 20 – September 28
(reflection on strategies of change & transformation, possibility for deep release)

Sangha As Lover & Last Day For The Aries/Libra Lunar Prayer Practice: What You Can No Longer Endure

I take refuge in the sangha.
~Teachings of the Buddha

After you have practiced for a while, you realize that it is not possible to make rapid progress ~ progress is always little by little.
~ S Suzuki

The trees, water, air, birds & so on can all be members of (y)our sangha. A good walking path may be part of our sangha. A good cushion can be also.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

As we get ready for yet another Lunar Cycle (beginning tomorrow evening with the Aries New Moon conjunct Venus Retrograde) I want to give you a few reminders on some ways to give simple support at this accelerated, illuminated time ~ so that you can
make the most of energies at hand.

For this is true, there is nothing going on, in the present moment or ever, that is not food for you, nourishment, opportunity.

It is as if the spirits or Spirit, {whatever you believe, it all comes from the same place} are serving you sacred food in the form of your daily events & larger lifetime curves.

We are sitting together at the table.

This is Sangha: A community of friends who practice love, intention & awareness together in order to forward themselves & the community in love & intention.

Just by opening this newsletter you are part of this Sangha.

Here. Thank you.

This might be enough, to open this letter & decide that you have the time to pay attention. Again, thank you.

What is necessary right now, more than anything, for you & for everyone, is that you stay in your Grace. That you collect yourself daily, or perhaps several times a day, & come to stillness.

You know you have reached stillness or shuniya when you begin to touch a larger (or tinier, everyone is different) vibration that feels a bit like a key in a lock. A weighted feeling that feels secure, a coming home.

It may be extremely subtle ~ thus the need for silence & stillness a few times a day . . . but practice makes perfect & with intention you will be able to find this sweet spot in the most casual of moments.

As often as you can make this sacred space for yourself the better.

It is as if shuniya by shuniya, brick by brick, we are building the architecture of love & awareness that will carry the world.

In reality we are just confirming it’s reality of course. It is already there, just past the veil of our addiction to the past & our suffering.
Together, in this sangha & many others, we are watching each other’s back & holding each other’s hand while we remember & hold the gate open.

Thank you again. I believe in you.

One more day to jump into this auspicious sangha ~ please come & sit with me.


This Month’s Theme:

The Aries/Libra Lunar Cycle will begins tomorrow ~
Monday, March 27 at 9:57 pm ET with the Aries New Moon.

This New Moon is conjunct with Venus Retrograde. It cultivates the intense personal focus of Aries, with no apology & forces reconciliation with the Venusian desire to be held by that soul mate, that twin flame.

Where are you selling yourself short? Where are you giving when you really want to ask for more? Where are you giving when you need to commit to your higher mission? Have you cleared the space in heart, head & hand to really truly see that mission unimpeded, uninterrupted?

During this lunar cycle, you will be so hypersensitive to others you may have to draw the blinds ~ often & yes, without apology.

Practice makes perfect. Choose yourself again & again until you are saturated with Being.

This is the Aries/Libra Lunar Axis.

Let me help you figure out a plan to stay with your convictions.

Welcome to the Future.

At the center of the practice ~ two intuitive Video guides {one at the New Moon ~ one at the Full Moon] to this month’s astrology including:

Aries New Moon March 27
Moon conjunct Venus Retrograde
Mercury conjunct Uranus
Saturn square Chiron

Jupiter square Pluto March 30

Venus enters Pisces April 2
Saturn Retrograde April 6
Mercury Retrograde April 9

Libra Full Moon April 11

Venus direct April 15

Pluto Retrograde April 20

Taurus New Moon April 26

In addition to the New Moon & Full Moon videos you will receive:

*specific guidelines for altar preparation
*diet, essence & kundalini kriya/meditation prescription for the month,
*personalized mantra for prayer according to your natal moon sign & phase
(please send birth info including time, place & full date)

$25 for one Lunar Cycle

Virgo Full Moon: I Am Not In My Body, My Body Is In Me

We should realize in a vivid & revolutionary sense that we are not in our bodies but our bodies are in us.
~ Ruth St. Denis

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.
~ 1 Corinthians 6:19

What a powerful transition we sat with this past weekend, The Full Moon in Virgo yesterday morning was both the last Full Moon of the
Zodiac Year as well as the height of such an auspicious Lunar cycle built on that powerful Solar Eclipse New Moon of a few weeks ago.

Virgo is an interesting sign with a lot of bad press & contradictory implications. Known as excessively detail oriented  & even rigid at times, Virgo is the most disciplined & pure of all the signs, honest to a fault & accountable.

The Virgo Moon is the Virgin, this is clear.

There is a certain level of ecstasy intact in the Virgin. Often a young or younger woman, the Virgin has no filter between her & God. Both her prayers & her body are complete unto herself. She is a vessel for the Beloved. There is no distraction.

We can only be so lucky at this hectic time on the planet ~ to have no distraction in our search for God.

It seems like every minute there is a crisis, every minute a reason to doubt, so much pressure, so much free fall ~ but perhaps this weekend we got a glimpse of the divine opening, the detox, the god filter.

Getting clean.

It’s a possibility.

If only for a heartbeat, to shine the way.

I know you know this, but let me place the divine reminder  in your hand:

Nothing happens by accident.

No matter how awkward, surprising or uncomfortable.

I spent the weekend in ceremony in a room that I have spent much time in. Because of my role in the events held in this room, I usually sit in the same spot, but in a series of (Of course) perfect synchronous events, not the least of which my oft mentioned change of travel plans in the last month, I ended up sitting on the opposite side of the room.

Sitting directly above my usual seat  was a painting that I had only glanced at before. In this situation, the evening/morning of the Virgo Full Moon I had the opportunity to stare into it continuously.

It was a painting of gold, 3 feet wide with a dove or Holy Spirit at the center. To one side was a bald eagle, to the other was a raven.

In the weeks leading up to this ceremony, I had been in almost a perpetual state of alarm, nothing I couldn’t handle, but severely uncomfortable.

I thought that the only way through would be a breakdown or breakthrough that would be chaotic & disassembling, something that would take up a lot of room, disturb other people.

Instead, as I stared up into this painting I became more & more clear,
more simple, less dramatic. There were moments that I thought  nothing was happening.

I was patient & suddenly it did not matter what I was waiting for.

I had all the time in the world because I was all the time in the world.

This is Virgo. This is the Virgin state. This is the clear field before the activation of the seed that begins in Aries & on The Vernal Equinox (March 20).

This is the letting go. We can do this.

Antidotes For The Pisces New Moon Eclipse Brouhaha (Bruja Smile)

“There is no ladder to ascend” ~ The Path

“The glass is, & was, always full” ~ Sandra Walter

“You don’t need to do everything. Do what calls your heart; effective action comes from love. It is unstoppable, & it is enough” ~ Joanna Macy

Welcome to the maelstrom my beauties,

I hope it is helpful for all of you that I continue to send these messages because sometimes it takes all I’ve got to sit down & focus enough to send them. However I do love myself enough to keep my center & I know that when I am of service everything sits a little bit clearer.

So here we are.

My last email laid out a lot of the groundwork for this rowdy weekend of cosmic wrestling. If there is someone you would rather NOT have it out with, I recommend you either stay clear or bring in some super hero mediation support OR do both, pray hard, call in some angels & go for it.

This period of Destabilization (not just this weekend but these last few years & the next one coming) has been predicted for literally eons. The current US president is just a symptom of loss of equilibrium that began generations ago.

The turbulence of the next few days should be mostly internal
however many of us have experienced or may experience sudden redirection of our path, disruption in what we thought was constant & true, the veil lifting on things that we had long stored away as finished. Surprise.

This should be celebrated. I’m going to show you how.

Our entire physical universe is illusory in nature, a holographic projection of light, including our bodies. This is how we connect to the universe & to the divine streams of energy that bring life to all of nature’s gorgeousness & that mysteriously move us to take action, over & over again, in spite of all difficulties, to make art, make war, make money, make trouble, make love.

As embodied beings, as we are moved to Make over & over again. Although we may be exquisitely aware of this sexy & divine light consciousness that runs through us, we also experience with our seemingly reliable senses, the differences between things, the hard edges, the separation.

It is our raison d’être to face this (or not) everyday. This weekend’s cluster fuck of  frustration & inspiration feels like the straw that broke the camel’s back. WTF. This is ridiculous. Why bother. I.Just.Can’t.

I am here to tell you it can be so easy. It was never meant to be hard.

The main solution for the coming days is a combination of laying low (yep, resting), removing expectations in a very specific & generous way, being kind to one another,  staying open AND feeling each cell of your body as a star.

Fill with light.

It’s not a cliche and you don’t need to have some radical epiphany or enlightenment, no key card to an exclusive club to do this.

You are meant to be fully efficient with love.

You are meant to be open & receive everything you need to know,
to be completely successful on your path.

Don’t give up now. Just try again. Use a tiny bit more effort.
Release yourself. Experience who you are. Do not edit or try to abandon who you are.

The absolute, most important thing is that you keep the way clear.

Just like sweeping the floor. Do what you can. Little by little.

Subtle Activism. Pray.

Here is some good limpia medicine for you that takes practically no effort:

This piece of sound healing has helped me through the extreme dreaming & sensory disruptions of the last few weeks. It is channeled by Tom Kenyon. whose generous & visionary work
is absolutely necessary if you are interested in exploring the noosphere & the 5th Dimension. Also for healing up your nervous system if you just can’t help it & you are already there & feeling the shocks to your system.

You can play it on repeat while you sleep (amazing) or just play it while you are sitting (about 10 min long). The simplified instructions are:

Basic level: just listen
Intermediate level: listen with your body
Advanced level: listening with your body as a galaxy of light
(yes yes yes your body is so inherently joyful this actually happens more easily than you would think)

Restoration by Tom Kenyon
(follow the link through ~ you need to agree to the copyright & then you get a free download)

with Kathe Izzo