The teaching that words can either bless us or curse us is very ancient. I know many writers take this teaching from the bible. But in truth this teaching dates back further than the writing of the bible.
In our culture we tend to use a lot of words and we are entrained with different idiomatic phrases that we grew up with or heard through songs, the news, TV shows, etc.
When you begin to embrace the teaching that words can be used as a blessing or a curse it is important to stop and take time to reflect on sayings, phrases, and words that you use throughout the day.
As I continue to work with this teaching I find my listening skills becoming more acute and feeling a need to slow down and carefully consider the words I am using.
I was watching a special on TV one night where an actor was being acknowledged. I loved a phrase that he used and found his words going deep within myself. As he was growing up and watching other actors he began to see that “the great ones were lit from within”. As you have been reading the Transmutation News I keep writing about the importance of being a light in the world. And this actor’s words really hit a chord in me about the power of people who are “lit from within”.
I encourage you during this month to listen to phrases and words that seem to strike a chord in you. Try and bring more awareness and listen to the words that come out of your mouth. Notice if the words and phrases you use come from a true place of blessing within. Or do you speak phrases and words that come from habit and don’t truly reflect what you would you like to communicate and create for yourself and others.
I know so many people who are afraid to tell friends or loved ones about a new idea they have or a new project they are thinking about undertaking. For often when we share something that is considered “edgy” by others their immediate response is, “You are crazy” or “That will never work”. When we respond in this way we usually really don’t consider the excitement of the other person in following their passion. And we end up taking power from their dream instead of feeding the energy with adding our support and enthusiasm.
It is a very interesting exercise as we begin to let go of the old ways of operating in the world as I began to write about in January. Part of finding new solutions and ways of operating in the world has to do with truly looking at how we communicate. And the truth of the matter is that people in the modern world use too many words and also speak faster than they think. The result of this is creating energies that we didn’t intentionally want to manifest for ourselves, friends, loved ones, and in the world.
This month slow down and listen to your words and the words of others. Reflect on words and phrases you want to begin to delete from your thinking and your vocabulary. Reflect on phrases that will lead to your desired outcome.
We use the term “train of thought” on a regular basis. Take a minute to reflect on what this term even means. We must watch the track our thoughts and words are running on and learn to change the track by creating new tracks. With all building projects it takes a lot of energy to break new ground. But the rewards are great in learning how to focus your thoughts toward your desired outcomes. And this goes back to the words you use in your own thinking process as well as the words you state out loud.
I think one reason I like Celtic prayers and decrees as I wrote about in “How to Heal the Earth” is that the statements made empower us and fill us with hope and the feeling that we are unlimited in what we can create.
Some examples of this might look like:
May the power of the sun remind you of the creative light within.
May the beauty of the night sky fill you with wonder.
May the deep still waters fill you with peace.
May the breezes of the wind bring you messages of joy.
Blessings to you as you begin new projects.
Blessings to all of us in our global circle as we work together in support and love in behalf of the planet and all of life.
As we look at creating a new world that embraces a higher consciousness we are looking at a new building project. We do have to put energy into breaking new ground. And this begins with creating visions that are supported by a strong foundation of thoughts and words that are solid.
Unhappiness, dissatisfaction, a lack of freedom comes when we compare ourselves and our lives to others. And many of you wrote me after reading the Transmutation News in January that comparing yourself to others is a great challenge in your life. We all must acknowledge our own light and when we are lit from within our life unfolds with grace and beauty helping us to fulfill our personal dreams and destiny.
We live in a fog when we compare ourselves to others and take on the collective definition of fame, success, and happiness. When you lift out of this fog you will probably discover that it is really the simple things in life that actually create those deep inner smiles. It is something that happens in the moment that creates a feeling of joy versus trying to review your past or thinking about the future.
When the fog of the collective beliefs lift you can really get that momentary pleasures create joy such as waking to the birds singing, or feeling the warmth of the sun after the weather has been cold, watching the beauty of snow flakes falling, hearing the sounds of children laughing, or seeing a beautiful tree or flowering plant on one of your walks in nature.
As you discover this and keep your awareness on the present you will stop comparing yourself or your life to others and settle into living in the present. And this is how healing and spiritual visions come – from that peaceful, still, and quiet place.
We really need to include children into all the work we are doing together. If you have children, grandchildren, or spend time with children start to compose stories with them of what the world would be like if we all lived from a place of light, light, peace, and harmony. Teach children how to engage all their senses (as I wrote about in Medicine for the Earth) in imagining the world they would like to live in. Let’s help our children keep the light of hope burning strong.
The full moon is February 9. Let’s create some blessings to include all of those who continue to weave and create a web of light. And let’s continue to deepen our work with experiencing the web of light going deeper and growing stronger during these changing times. For the web of light supports our growth into a life filled with love, light, joy, peace, harmony, abundance, and equality for all.
And for those of you who are experiencing pain and suffering during these transitions see yourself in a global circle of light as is described on the link on the homepage Creating A Human of Light which also includes the instructions for our monthly healing ceremony.
Ruth Aber did receive an overwhelming response to those of you interested in the new workshop I wrote about in the January Transmutation News. My intention was to find out if I should go ahead and make plans for the training. And I did get a strong “Yes!”.
As I am in the middle of editing two books and writing the script for a Shamanic Meditation audio CD all planning takes me a bit of time. On top of these projects I am passionately engaged in my 94 year old parents who I adore are having some challenges. So I am planning the course and I hope to have an actual date and more information that I can share with on the March Transmutation News. Right now my helping spirits have been encouraging me to start in November 2009 where the winter months will support the deep inner work required.
We all give thanks and appreciation to Katharina Workmany who has been translating the Transmutation News into Portuguese for many years now. As her life is moving in new directions she can no longer keep up the translating work. And we wish her many blessings in her new life adventures.
If you are willing to volunteer your time to take over the translation into Portuguese please email Ruth Aber at: firstname.lastname@example.org. She will forward me your email and I will contact you.
There are two books I have just read that I would like to share with you.
Julie Lange is a brilliant shamanic practitioner and shamanic teacher who is listed on www.shamanicteachers.com. She lives in New Jersey.
She had the unfortunate tragedy of losing one of her son’s. She wrote a beautiful book titled Life Between Falls: A Travelogue Through Grief and the Unexpected. This book will be a help to those of you grieving the death of a loved one and will bring you hope, inspiration, and healing. You can order this book through your local bookstore. It is also available on Amazon.
Mike Young wrote a book John’s Remarkable Journey. This book is the fictional story of one man’s out-of-the-ordinary adventures discovering the ultimate meaning of his life, before his time is up. Mike has his character utilizing shamanic journeying and the powerful process of dismemberment to meet up with his ancestral connections to the Old Ones to help him achieve his final objective. This book can be ordered at your local bookstore or through Amazon. Through the bi-monthly (publishing every two months) Workstation, Bryan Flournoy presents interviews from a pre-selected group of visionaries with a similar planetary focus, while emphasizing the importance of 'collective effort' through their articles and a virtual panel discussion. The Workstation launches February 15, 2009. Look for Bryan's interview with Sandra Ingerman along with others in the March-Spring issue bearing this theme, Transform the Outer World Through the Feminine's Inner Divine. Learn More... Visit: www.the-metatelepathic-clinic.com. Okay that is it for now. Have a great month and allow yourself to experience the love of our circle that embraces you throughout each day.
Soul Retrieval, Medicine for the Earth, and Shamanism