Transmutation News July 2012Download printable version There continue to be very disturbing events in the world. None of us want to see children killed, mass starvation, violence, climate and environmental disasters occurring. As humans we have the innate tendency towards feeling deep compassion when there is suffering. This is normal and of course we must process our feelings.
At the same time we must be diligent in making sure we are not feeding the energy of anger, hate, and fear. Otherwise we keep insuring that this force has power over the collective energy of love.
We must keep feeding the goodness of life and what we love so this energy builds and can override the forces we now see governing our planet.
Do your work inspite of what is happening in the world. We must stay focused in the midst of the challenges. We have to feed the energies we want to see grow in the world. We must continue to be gardeners and tend our earth garden.
In order to stay centered to keep up our spiritual practices during such intense times we must keep returning to Self. Self is our true nature that does not change and has a sense of inner stability and permanence. You can review chapter 5 in Medicine for the Earth for some tools to work with.
I keep exploring the process of creation. This has been a passion of mine throughout my life and I have written quite a bit on this over the years.
For those of you new to reading the Transmutation News you can read an article I wrote on the Huffington Post to get caught up with the work we have been doing. Just visit the homepage of this site. Click on “Huffington Post Articles” and read the article “How to Create a New Vision for the Planet”.
The ability to manifest healing and abundance for the planet and ourselves really is unlimited. But when I examine how most people practice manifestation I see that many of us are manifesting from fear and an energy of scarcity.
We cannot be successful in our creation work while we are in a state of fear. Often we try to create outer circumstances where we will be safe from harm and change. We do our creation work feeling that there are not enough resources for all.
When we think we are doing our spiritual work, but we are in a state of fear and scarcity then we are practicing our work from ego. And as I have written in the last couple of months you cannot create form when you are in a state of separation.
Form is created out of invisible energies and from vibration. All form starts in the invisible spiritual realms.
When you find yourself practicing your creation work out of a state of need and fear this is a sign that you will not be successful. For you are not in the required state of consciousness to be able to manifest abundance.
The key is to be able to sink deep enough that you find yourself floating energetically in a sea of abundance. And out of the energy and vibration of abundance then you can manifest form.
To enter into such a deep state of consciousness takes preparation. You really have to take the time to move from a state of separation into a state of oneness and experience the divine.
In shamanic cultures shamans really take their time in preparing for the healing work and ceremonies they are about to perform. In the West we often dive into the work without any preparation.
As shamans work in the invisible realms with formless energies they allow themselves the time to move into the appropriate state to do their work.
I believe that we do not allow ourselves to go deep enough into the state where we can experience unlimited resources, wisdom, health, peace, light, and love.
For one we try too hard and end up attempting to force the work because we might feel some state of desperation.
We feel stressed out by all our responsibilities and we don’t take the time to just simply relax, be, and sink into the depth of the divine.
And then we feel disappointed when we do not feel successful.
The metaphor that comes up for me is that we are trying to squeeze water out of a dry sponge. Or in English we have a saying, “You cannot squeeze blood out of a turnip”. The point I am making is that you cannot create abundance when you are feeling empty, desperate, fearful, and experiencing scarcity.
We want to do our work from a place of inner richness. We want to tap into the wealth of beauty that grows from a true fertile garden.
In May I encouraged you to experience the expanse of the void. For we often limit the creative power of the universe as we limit the space we work within.
This month I would like to encourage you to take time to move out of fear and scarcity. This will require that you do some kind of preparation work to move into a state of peace.
You might take a walk in nature, meditate, sing, or dance. We all have our own entry points into a state of calm and inner peace.
From that state be still and allow yourself to sink deep within and imagine traveling into the sea of abundance. This is the true state of the divine feminine.
Then from this vibration start to form your creation. You must sink into the energy of abundance to create form from it.
Notice the difference of how it feels to practice your creation work from this place versus from an egoic state of fear and the belief, “I have to get what I can for there is not enough.”
Once you attain this state keep anchoring the feeling so that you live out of a place of abundance versus living out of a state of fear.
Any spiritual work practiced out of fear only feeds the dense collective trance we are actively choosing to transform and free ourselves from.
You might notice that there has been an on going theme that I have been writing about over the years. And this theme has to do with moving spiritual concepts from our heads and allowing our cells to absorb and then radiate spiritual energies.
I wrote many times about the importance of feeling our divine spiritual light through every cell of our being. For it is not enough to understand that who we are beyond our skin is light. We must feel it.
I wrote about absorbing the love of the creator or creative forces of the universe into every cell of your being. We must really experience universal love in our cells to be a vessel for that love.
I also shared with you that it is important to experience the force of the spiritual global community in our bodies versus understanding that there are millions of people around the world praying in their own way for the earth.
It is crucial to feel the power of the collective in our bodies to be a true channel of change and healing.
And now I am writing about sinking into abundance or any vibrational energy in which you are trying to create form from.
We tend to rationalize spirituality in our culture. We must experience it fully in our bodies in order to live the practices and also to be positive changemakers.
As we can experience the power of spirit more on a cellular level then we can surrender to the true power of spirit.
In the Western world we are always trying to figure things out. We try and think our way out of problems. We attempt to come up with a plan.
Many of us are learning the hard way that we cannot think our way out of every challenge. Our spirit knows how to create the healing and transformation we are seeking. And it is now time to surrender to Spirit.
When a problem or situation that needs healing presents itself call in the power of Spirit to guide you.
When you take time to reflect on your life you will notice that often an invisible force, the divine, God, brought you out of a dark place into a place of healing or to a place where good things started to manifest. The place you ended up might have been beyond what your thinking mind could have manifested.
It is time for us to stop working so hard to figure out how to transform what is happening on the planet. The more we can call in Spirit and let that force move in ways that are beyond our rational comprehension the more we open the doorway for true healing to happen.
As we experience on a deeper cellular the power of the spiritual work it opens up a stronger door to the realms of spirit. But we must surrender.
Write down 3 –5 very challenging times in your life when you felt some invisible force created change that you were not planning or expecting. This will give you an opportunity to reflect on how Spirit has been your true guide in life.
We have all had times where the divine took the reigns of our life and guided us to a good place. The time to wonder if we can trust Spirit is over. For Spirit is truly the force we must trust right now and surrender to.
The problems we have created in the world are beyond a rational plan of action.
The full moon is July 3. Let us together sink into our divine light, experience in our cells the power and true force of our global collective, and experience fully in our bodies the unlimited energies that we can bring through for healing and transformation. And then together as we align our heartbeats with each other and the heartbeat of the earth let us continue to weave a brilliant web of light and love within and throughout our great planet.
If you are new to reading The Transmutation News please visit “Creating A Human Web of Light” on the homepage for instructions for our full moon ceremonies.
Valerie Farr, a brilliant shamanic teacher and practitioner in Los Angeles, sent me this wonderful quote from Albert Einstein. I think it fits in perfectly with our work:
“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way.
This is not philosophy. This is physics.”
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, a wonderful Sufi teacher, did a wonderful video titled “Prayer for the Earth”. It is only 3 minutes and it is quite beautiful.
I wanted to remind everyone that I am teaching a Five Day Soul Retrieval Training in Santa Fe on August 12-17. For a description of the workshop you can go to the Training section of this website. For more information please contact Ruth Aber at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am delighted to announce that I am returning to teach in Europe in 2013. I am still working out some of the details but wanted to let you know about my workshops. As I have not been to Europe in quite some time I know they will fill up.
Here are the dates and the information of how to contact my sponsors:
In Germany I will be teaching a Five Day Soul Retrieval Training. The workshop will be translated from English to German. The date of the workshop will be May 28 - June 2, 2013.
In Scotland I will be teaching a training on Medicine for the Earth and Healing with Spiritual Light. The workshop will be held in the Trossachs at Lendrick Lodge. The date of this workshop is June 4 - 9, 2013.
Both workshops are being taught in beautiful locations. And in the past many students from different parts of the world have traveled to study with me in these powerful places.
I am excited to announce that the Society for Shamanic Practitioners is self-publishing a new book. We are hoping to have it available to the public by the end of the year. The reason we are self-publishing is to speed up the process of publication. If we work with a publisher we will have to wait approximately 18 months before the book comes out. We will begin with self-publishing and then might work with a publisher later on to widen our distribution possibilities.
The book is titled Spirited Medicine: Shamanism in Contemporary Healthcare, edited by Cecile Carson, MD, with Tom Cowan, Jose Stevens, and Bonnie Horrigan.
Contributors include many Society for Shamanic Practitioners members, and the book is an exciting contribution to the integration of shamanism into modern western society, tracing by example how shamanism is shaping western healthcare and being shaped by it in turn.
The book offers both a broad perspective on re-introducing soul into the healing process of western medicine, as well as clinical examples and practical strategies for healthcare and shamanic practitioners alike. It covers a broad range of healthcare settings: surgery, psychotherapy, rehabilitation medicine, family medicine, naturopathy, osteopathy, hospice care, and a general medical clinic to name a few.
The Society will be self-publishing the book in both print and e-book formats, and is looking for donors to help with the costs involved. $15,000 is needed, and any donation small or large is most welcome.
Your tax-deductible donation can be sent to SSP, PO Box 100007, Denver, CO 80250, and the check written to “The Society for Shamanic Practitioners”, stipulating this contribution to be used for Spirited Medicine book in the memo line.
Here is a new book that has been published that you might be interested in reading:
Damocles’ Wife: The Inside Story of Cancer Caregiving & Long-Term Survival in the Midst of Motherhood, Marriage & Making Life Matter. This book is written by Shelly Francis and is about a family’s story of facing brain cancer and learning to really survive – in your soul. The foreword for this book is written by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
Soul Retrieval, Medicine for the Earth, and Shamanism