Spring is a time for us to nurture the new growth that is being dreamed into being by the earth, the sun, the air, and the water. It is a good time for us to see how we are nurturing our own garden of life.
I continue to receive feedback from students that a regular practice of transfiguration is responsible for a positive change in health and sense of well being.
To inspire you to continue your transfiguration practice I will review the principles of the practice.
The definition of transfiguration in Webster’s Dictionary is “shapeshifting”. When we talk about the practice of transfiguration we are experiencing who we are beyond our skin. We are experiencing who we are beyond our ego and our thoughts. The spiritual essence of who we are is divinity, oneness, source, and spiritual light. We are experiencing our divine perfection and radiance which is our true nature.
All world religions and spiritual practices teach about the experience of divinity in the use of healing.
-In Christianity Jesus taught that the kingdom of God lies within. One of his teachings was that we all must shine our light in the world.
-The Kabbalah teaches the principle of oneness and divinity.
-In the Hindu tradition mystics and healers transfigured into a deity in their miraculous healing acts. They did not merge with a divine force; they dropped their experience of separation and became divine.
-In Taoism it is talked about being in harmony or in one with the Tao.
-Buddhists observe who they are beyond ego and thought and experience the Buddha nature.
-The old Alchemists taught that the self -possessed man must die for the “Great Work” to be done. This means that the ego must be put aside to experience divinity and oneness.
-The great shamans have been women and men who traveled to the other realms through a near death experience or a life threatening illness. Once on the other side they remembered that they were more than a body and ego. They remembered the source from which they came. And through the experience of spiritual light and experiencing unity with all they got their clairvoyant and healing abilities. True shamans have always taught about the unity of the web of life.
In my books I shared the message I received from a being I call “The Voice” in a dream I had in the 1980’s. The voice said that man has been looking for God outside of himself for the last 2000 years. Man will be looking for God inside of himself for the next 2000 years. This is the task of humankind at this time. We must reverse directions in our spiritual practice and go as deep inside of ourselves as we have been traveling outside of ourselves.
When we talk about the practice of transfiguration this is what we are talking about. We are moving into a place of union. We experience our own divinity, God, the goddess, the Buddha, Krishna, the wealth of gods and goddesses we experience outside of ourselves, or whatever terms fit your religious and philosophical beliefs.
The creator or creative forces of the universe are within us as well as outside of us. We are working with the esoteric principle of as above so below, as within so without.
In Medicine for the Earth I describe this process in both the chapters on dismemberment and transfiguration. I give a guided visualization in the exercise section of the dismemberment chapter to work with to dissolve the body and ego which keeps us separate from our divine nature.
On my CD “Miracles for the Earth” I lead people through the process of transfiguration in one of the exercises on CD2. Some toning is also included as part of the experience. As I have written before I have found toning to be a good way to hold the transfigured state. It is a way to keep the ego from coming in and creating an experience of separation again.
I still listen on occasion to the guided visualization on “Miracles for the Earth”, as I find it helps me deepen my transfiguration experience over time.
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At first you might find it helpful to go through the formal steps of letting go of the body, the ego, and thoughts to get to a place of source, unity with all, divinity, and spiritual light. After practice you might be able to just use a decree of I am divine, I am source, I am that, I am spiritual light, I am radiance, or I am love. Any one of these decrees can be used to get into a transfigured state of consciousness. Another decree a student shared at a workshop is “Thank you for taking from me that which keeps me separate from my divinity and spiritual light.”
Putting on some music that supports an expanded state of consciousness will help you experience and remain in this state for a longer period of time. Doing some toning will continue to create a vibration and frequency that not only allows you to experience a transfigured state but also on its own changes the resonance of your body. Toning alone creates emotional and physical healing.
You are not merging with an outside spiritual power to do this practice. You become that spiritual power. You do not go outside of your body; you go within. As I have written many times, it is who we become that changes the world and not what we do. As we become source, divinity, and spiritual light we create healing within. For when we experience a state of separation communication breaks down between our cells and our DNA. This lack of communication creates illness. When we experience a state of oneness and spiritual light this creates a state of coherence. Coherence is that perfect state of communication between the cells and our DNA, which allows cellular repair to occur.
When we experience a state of oneness and spiritual light we move into harmony and in sync with the river of life. In this state we can manifest good health and a feeling of well being. In this state what we need naturally comes to us as we are in harmony with life.
I had received a powerful metaphor for all of this from a descendant I had met during a shamanic journey. She said imagine a finger dropping off a hand. That finger decides it is independent from the body and can have a life of its own. She said that this is a preposterous thought. But this state is what our planet is experiencing today causing a tremendous amount of illness. Illness comes from the perception that we are separate from source and the web of life.
She said we must reach down and reattach all the fingers that have dropped off the hand and disconnected from the body. This has been a powerful metaphor for me to work with.
So yes, I do transfigure as much as I can. Some weeks I do the practice daily. And some weeks I can only do it once or twice a week. As I continue the practice my goal is to keep shining my inner spiritual light as much as I can throughout the day. The real work is can I shine that light while I am standing on line at the grocery store or at the bank? Can I continue to shine that light when I am stuck in traffic? If I can I not only heal myself by setting up a state of coherence in my body, but I effect the world around me as I lift all who are in my presence. That is our true work or “The Great Work” that the alchemists speak of.
Again key words that describe the experience of being transfigured is experiencing your divine perfection and radiance.
Again the definition of alchemy is working with and through the dense darkness inside. So part of our practice is also to learn how to transmute and transform the energy around our problematic thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and attitudes. This heals ourselves and all of life on the planet. The more we do this work the more we move into states of love and appreciation for what the earth, water, air, and the sun have to offer us. We move into a state of love and appreciation for all of life healing states of separation which lead to fear, depression, anger, and violence. We heal those states inside and in the outer world by incorporating the practice of transforming energy into our minute to minute lives.
As we can truly absorb and receive the light from our food, water, the air we breathe, and the sunlight we keep transmuting what we are taking in creating healing in our bodies and psyches. This is such an important practice at this time on the planet where we are surrounded by so much toxicity.
Both of my parents are 90 years old. They live in an independent living facility. Although their bodies are wearing down, their minds are still good. As they are both independent thinkers living in an institution brings up a lot of issues and challenges for them.
As I observe their challenges I have realized that the institution they are living in is a microcosm to the greater macrocosm in the world today. As we are all living in an institution where we need to behave in certain ways to be accepted by the cultures we live in.
On one level we are all one and there is no separation. And we are also a reflection of the creator or the creative forces of the universe. Like a diamond there are many facets to the creative forces and we all reflect back a unique facet to the creator. So we are one and also at the same unique facets. And we live in cultures that want us to repress our brilliance and uniqueness and fit in. It is all part of the paradox we are living in. And the question remains how to we honor the brilliance of all of us while remembering that in truth we are all one being? How do we shine our brilliance and experience oneness at the same time? I feel that this is one of the challenges of our time. This remains a work in progress.
As I observe weather patterns around the world it is interesting to note how different the weather is behaving than what many of us are used to. In areas where there is typically a lot of moisture there is now drought. In areas that don’t always get moisture there has been a lot of rain and snow. In areas of the world there is greater precipitation and ranges in temperatures than has been seen before.
Mother nature is attempting to get our attention. And it is time to listen. I suggest that each of you journey to the spirit of the city in which you live. If you do not work with shamanic journeying use your practice of meditation to set an intention to meet with the spirit where you live.
There is only one earth and one sky. But there are cities around the world that also are facets of the creator. There are cities that also contain collective beliefs.
Find out from the spirit where you live what is trying to be communicated to your community through the change in weather. Ask how you can be in service to the spirit of where you live. Ask what messages and teachings you can share with other members of your community.
Let’s listen to the wake up calls so they don’t have to get any louder.
If you want to read the Transmutation News in another language please go to the home page to find the link to other translations.
The full moon is April 24. Let’s continue to weave a radiant web of light within and around the earth. Let’s continue to invite and teach others in your community to create a human web of light.
In Medicine for the Earth I shared a quote from Manly P. Hall, author of The Secret Teachings of the Ages:
“The purpose of alchemy was not to make something out of nothing but rather to fertilize and nurture the seed which was already present. Its processes did not actually create gold but rather made the ever-present seed of gold grow and flourish. Everything which exists has a spirit- the seed of divinity within itself- and regeneration is not the process of attempting to place something where it previously existed. Regeneration actually means the unfoldment of the omnipresent Divinity in man, that this Divinity may shine forth as a sun and illumine all whom it comes in contact.
Here are words of wisdom from Ghandi to inspire you:
“Keep your thoughts positive because they become your words. Keep your words positive because they become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because they become your habits. Keep your habits positive because they become your values. Keep your values positive because they become your destiny.”
Soul Retrieval, Medicine for the Earth, and Shamanism