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Reflection Prompt

What is your relationship to EARTH, BODY, RESOURCES? Consider a yoga (union) with each individual word–Envision it. Imagine the letters. Hold the communication open for symbols to flow into your mind and sensations to arise in the body. How does that word feel? Reflect upon this. This is self study (svadhyaya) in action.

Pisces

March holds a junction in the Earth’s cycle (the Vernal Equinox) and the final house of the astrological cycle (Pisces). The Vernal Equinox on March 20 is an event during which the amounts of day and night time on Earth is equal; our bodies can harmonize to nature and within this window, experience enhanced energetic release. We can feel in harmony with the cosmos.

The astrological vibe comes through Pisces, the archetype of the sorcerer n’ sorceress’ n’ in-between magic makers. This is the construct that gives our spirit life. We are star ghosts in human machines.

This month also holds the arrival of Uranus in Taurus (March 6). The planets of jolts, shocks, and revolutionary change enters the house that holds the quality of your experience to Earth, body, resources.

But what does that even mean altogether? Our beings know.

Electric body

Consider the story of Frankenstein. Mary Shelley’s story about the mad scientist Doctor Frankenstein, who created a daemon out of a human physical form and jolted it with electricity so it could be alive. Frankenstein did this, and in many ways, he was playing God but he was also getting played his ego and the need to be perceived as a god. The daemon was given life, but it experienced life as a being that was majorly conflicted in its mind. It never knew where it fit in (if it fit in) among other humans and it never felt the love of its creator. Its body never manifested a state of peace in the physical world. So why was it given life anyway? This is the ultra-Piscean question.

Let’s not be our own Frankensteins, OK?

Consider the potential of fitting in with your body and ego (mind). When one or the other is out of balance, it acts out of the other. When you are at one with your body and mind, your ability to be a pure channel of energy amplifies. That’s when you know the love of your creator, the divine, through direct experience. And then you know why you’re here on this Earthly plane.

We are star ghosts having human experiences.

When the material vehicle (the body, the filter to perceive, the mind) is too far out of alignment with the Earth (the cosmic body that holds us humans), we forget who we are. It happens, but this is the energetic window to do the work to bring ourself back online. We can come back to a state of harmony with the resource (the body) that gives us the privilege of being human.

The daemon in the storm

And why on Earth would God/god/Godess create us, give us life, as humans if not to enjoy all the sensations that material incarnation brings?

Taurus has a reputation for Earthy sensuality. The material form is a resource. It gives you sensation about what it’s like being on this plane of existence. Enjoy the feeling of silk on your skin? Sun on your face? Sand under your feet? That’s the body, the material resource that gives you those pleasures, and many, many, more. The ingress of Uranus to this area of your life means that lightning will strike, give life, animate the relationships that you have to the Earth, body, and resources.

Star ghosts, it’s time to move fully into body and act on your divine mission.

REFLECTION PROMPT: What are your relationships to the Earth, body, and resources?

 

Welcome to my Tron-world

When I wanted to explore my relationship to energy work, I knew that what I learned would change my world. But I didn’t know just how much the lines of space and time would blur.

Can you read between the lines?

I decided to stay during fall in the southern California desert because I was attracted by the emptiness and isolation—it felt like the place to process and integrate a year full of abstract spiritual learnings. It was also the perfect controlled environment for a self experiment. I intended to explore my relationship to energy work (an offshoot of my spiritual learnings), and I knew that meant going to the fundamental bits—the quantum-level—of myself. I needed to go to where I was just information.

As part of my experiment, I arranged for energy healing and spiritual guidance from Atasiea, a reiki master and spiritual guidance counselor whom I had met in Guatemala during an ecstatic dance retreat in January. He had facilitated an energy-infused dance session there that helped me go deep into my own body and high into my mind to let go of toxic thought patterns that were controlling me. It was the dissolution of those toxic patterns that allowed me to become ready for a new phase of spiritual growth.

Atasiea, whose chosen spiritual  name means “one-ness”

Hold that thought.

I was in the library one afternoon in November, months after Guatemala. I was reading over an essay that I have been working on for almost (literally) 3 years.  I was practicing going in and out of the words in the essay–shifting my awareness of them, moving from words to shapes to symbols of language and back. I wanted to connect with the words in the essay. I set the intention—the fundamental of establishing an energetic connection. I did a subtle plug-in (feet on the ground, focus on my breathing), and I felt my visual perception shift into Tron-mode—my field of vision starts to look like the 1980s Tron movie. The boring bookshelves turned into cases full of neon beams of light, and the books on them became crystals. I felt a bit like I was in The Library of Babel (a place created by Borges, the Argentinian writer’s concept of a hexagonal, bee-hive shaped infinity library). The idea of the interconnectedness of all of the ideas, writers, and me to them was so immediately apparent and (good kind of) overwhelming. It was a connection that had been previously blocked. And I felt like I was a part of this vast network that, through the act of writing, pull ether into material and with that, create our world because information is our world. I felt a deep sense of satisfaction, too, because this was part of the energy work that I offer. I help people expand their sense of selves and worldviews using language, story telling, and information. Turn worlds inside out for all to see. Words are sacred, as is the space they come from.

Hold that thought.

I had asked Atasiea before the trip to Guatemala ended if he was interested in taking me on as a student, conveying to me the way he was able to facilitate sacred space for energy work, the way he had done during the retreat. He agreed that he would be when the time was right.

And in the desert, that alignment happened.

My sessions happened with Atasiea happened over the phone. They usually entailed me lying down on my bed, surrounded by my crystals and journal, speaker phone on. I was physically in the desert; he in LA, his base. But through our conscious co-establishing of a connection on a quantum level, the time and space between us became irrelevant. We started each session with a grounding, connecting our being to the skies and the Earth, invocations and prayers, and then, a full hour and a half in what I call “sacred space.” We created it, and within it, worked through reiki (prana—life force exchange) and channeling (receipt and transmission of knowledge from a higher dimension). It was like being connected to a library of myself, one that contained memories, data, emotions, and all possibilities.

Information flowing in bits

Using imagination-intuition-the liminal sacred space is really trippy. I said, “Whoa, WTF?” a lot, often to a chuckle by Atasiea. “I know, right?” he usually replied with his soft California accent. “This fifth dimension stuff is legit.”

Sometimes it felt like I was deep inside my body, and other times it felt like I was out of my head and somewhere, another time and space completely different, somewhere else. Information exchanged. I relived scenes from years ago by remembering things that I had forgotten or stuffed inside. I re-collected energy that was stuck in that time and space.  I talked out declarations of power and sovereignty over thick karmic patterns that kept me from making conscious, co-creating choices. For all the times that I shoulda-woulda-coulda, I did–at least, through words, in sacred space.

Sacred space feels like it’s in a dimension apart from this heavy, 3D one. The truth is that sacred space can be everywhere, even in the non-space of data transmission happening over phone lines.

The after effects, how I felt post-healing sessions: tired. Bone tired. I spent hours afterward resting in the camper, full 360-degrees of vast open desert space, mountains, isolation. I wrote a lot about it, too, in my notebooks since documenting and sharing has become part of my core body of work, part of what I am doing here on this blog. The details of the sessions are important only to me. But their evidence is the change in the way that I am; a change in my patterning—a break in toxic patterns that felt embedded at my core. The was I felt after the entire experiment: changed, and lighter somehow.

I believe my ability to turn on Tron-mode (which is what my field of vision looks like when I am in sacred space) is the result of energy work that I did with Atasiea.

Scene from “Tron” (1982)

Now let’s combine some thoughts.

What do fundamental bits mean anyway? Where do words come from? What does quantum level mean? Western science says it’s where particles that create our physical reality are. The particles can connect instantly, as in, they operate outside the flow of time as we understand it at other levels. Quantum level is atomic. And there’s a theory that DNA molecules—the building blocks of our physical reality—are held together by entanglement at the quantum level. These ideas hold up to Eastern philosophy, providing belief systems that expound the interconnectedness of all things; that our separations between objects are illusions created by our limited physical methods of perception. Frontier research in fields like parapsychology shows that we are moving toward an entanglement of Western science with Eastern philosophy as we continue to generate data that support a worldview that includes the conscious interaction of mind, body, and spirit.

Before Guatemala, my worldview on energy work was that it was powerful but weird. It was woo woo. I felt like it was something that I should be doing but just couldn’t. It was as if I had lacked some kind of permission by myself to practice energy work freely (and it’s possible that a lot of this was inherited ancestral memory—stuff I inherited but didn’t actually create). I had bad information inside. Toxic patterns that held me back. But by engaging healing at the quantum level, I was able to go into the core and metaphorically switch the disk.

It’s just that my vision of sacred space looks like an 80s movie. Welcome to my Tron-world.

Reflection Prompt

What is your intention this month? What’s your challenge around that intention? How is your story evolving around integrating challenges and achieving the intention? Reflect upon this. This is self study (svadhyaya) in action.

Sagittarius

December is an ending and a beginning: the secular calendar year runs out and the sun starts to run in. The Winter Solstice is the main celestial event; this provides a journey to access the month’s energies, a window that invites us to be led out of ignorance (darkness, long nights) and brought toward awareness (the light, long days). We are moving toward the sun.

The astrological vibe comes  through Sagittarius, the archetype of the explorer, which sees things beyond the immediate. The Sag in you feels the space and time worth exploring. It is the archetype through which we can tap into quantum nature of existence. Through the Sagittarian lens, we see that reality is ours for the shaping.

But what is reality anyway? Just a bunch of information.

Data bits

The moon cycle is this: New Moon in Sagittarius on December 7/8. This is the time to reflect; plant thought seeds; see how the mind garden grows; tend to the ecosystem. Dec 22 is the Full Moon in Cancer, a time to reflect on what is appearing around you, and the Winter Solstice. A portal to transcend a previous version of yourself and activate with the light of the sun.

Remember the power of information. Consider where you where, how you were feeling, what you were thinking about around the time of the New Moon. Do the same for the Full Moon. Ask yourself if there are any themes that connect.

Let’s not forget the effect that Cancer has on our mind filters: this archetype is ruled by the moon, more comfortable in the Full Moon, exalted in emotion and nurturing exchanges. The vibe to home is strong.

Cancer

Are your exploring with your emotions as your compass? Do they lead you to your idea of home? What information is there?

Consider that home is a piece of information. It’s relative to the eye of the (be)holder. Many people have different homes, and those can house ceremonies that center around the home as a landing place. It’s the place we return to once we’ve done our exploring.

Consider, too, our home as a species: Earth, third rock from the sun. The Sun has the power to activate our life. Plants respond to the sun and grow. They make the world a habitable place for our biology, comprised of strings of DNA that are activated by light–the moment of conception. We are because the sun does. It shines. Bodies respond. They go toward their destinies, navigating with gut feelings and a moral compass. And after we see the world, we go home, full of new information from traveling beyond our known universe.

There are worlds out there. Go.

REFLECTION PROMPT: What do you want from your journey of exploration into new worlds?

 

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