A few months ago I received a letter from an elderly woman who had found one of my earlier books in the library. She said that her life was full of troubles and her family was suffering from the economic downturn. She was reaching out to me out of desperation and was asking for some advice from me.
I really did not know what to tell her so I sent her as a gift a copy of my book How to Thrive in Changing Times. I was hoping the book would provide some inspiration to keep her moving forward.
I recently received a letter from her that she has redirected her negative thoughts to positive thoughts of love and light. And she says that she has seen results and all is turning around. This work is new to her and she never thought about things in the way that I shared in the book.
The woman who wrote me also said she has shifted her thinking from “I” can to “we” can change what is happening on the earth.
It is always wonderful to hear how simply people can learn the work we are doing together without any prior training and that results come very quickly when one can stay focused.
I do have an appreciation for science and technology. Some of the advances that science and technology have brought to the world have increased the quality of life.
And at the same time some of the methods used in advances in science and technology have made our environment unsustainable. The widespread use of chemicals have polluted the earth, water, and air and is affecting the health of all of life. We have mined the earth for resources in a way that is creating vast devastation around the planet. We have interfered with nature and we are now experiencing the consequences of this.
The good news is that we do have the ability to turn this all around. As part of finding solutions we need to go within to discover the wealth of inner resources where we can tap into our intuition, our programming to survive, and the deep mysteries that reside within.
With the focus only on a rational way of looking at the world, the psychic world and our intuitive abilities have been invalidated. Only what we can see, hear, feel, smell, and taste in the tangible world have been acknowledged as “real”. It is time to bridge science and spiritual work.
But we were all born with amazing spiritual abilities. And now more than ever I think we must tap into our resources to find the solutions to how we can transform what is happening on the planet and create a sustainable environment again so that all life might thrive.
Part of this journey has to do with trusting our inner guidance and the wealth of information that lies within. For most of us need to “see it” before we “believe it”. But now we need to “believe” before we will “see” the impact of our work.
We must explore the inner worlds to find true wealth, joy, and health. And once we experience those states within us then we can project them onto the outer world. For the outer world will mirror back to us what lives within. This is more than trying to visualize or to try to force change with our thoughts. This is about sinking into a true experience that will be mirrored back.
We must embrace the teachings of shamans and mystics who always taught that all the riches we are looking for in the outer world actually lie within each of us.
We must explore the invisible realms of spirit which are beyond the rational and tangible and wake up dormant abilities that lie within us. And as we wake up to our abilities and learn to set healthy intentions we can create the power needed to transform what is happening on the planet by working as a collective instead of by working alone. We magnify our power by working together as a collective.
There has been a great deal of research of what happens when a group holds an intention versus an individual working alone. And all of us who have worked with healing in group ceremonies know this first hand. This has always been a teaching in shamanism.
First we must learn to master and explore the inner worlds before we can truly understand the power of projection and how “the within” creates “the without”. And then we can join together as a collective to create powerful change.
People are already waking up the need to go within. I am constantly hearing from people who I meet from all walks of life, the wish for a quieter and simpler life.
I think the times will continue to draw us within for this is the next step of our evolutionary process. For as we discover our true nature of divine light and spirit we will experience our reflection in the outer world as was intended by our creator.
One of the most important keys is for us to experience deep changes within us on a cellular level which is beyond the rational mind. It is important for us to be the change versus thinking about the change. We often try to see things in our minds instead of embracing the feeling of the changes.
When we can experience the changes going on our vibration changes. And changing our vibration is what attracts different energies and events into our lives. For the universe always mirrors back to us our inner state of being.
Last month I wrote that finding stillness is key. And to that I would like to add that learning how to live life fully is also key.
Our trust in ourselves must lead the way. We must move from a place of believing that others have the answers and more power than us to unshakeable faith in ourselves and our ability to create positive change.
Many of us bought into a collective belief that we are not good enough and we can’t trust ourselves. We must shake this belief from ourselves like a branch of a tree will shake off any leaves or fruit that need to be let go of for the health of the tree.
In this powerful time of fall make a choice to shake off any beliefs that you have that prevent you from having complete trust and faith in yourself.
Shake off any beliefs that prevent you from fully stepping into your full power and joining with our incredible global community to create positive change for the planet.
Work on transforming your attitude. Appreciate what you do have instead of focusing on what you are lacking. This appreciation for all you have created will start a new vibration in your body that magnifies abundance instead of lack.
Let’s join together on September 22 during the fall equinox. Perform a personal ceremony or work in a group where you can literally do something physical to shake off and let go of any belief you have that you cannot trust yourself completely. You were born with all the information you need to create health, joy, and well being for yourself and the planet.
It is now the time to tap into your strength and wisdom and let it come forth to light the path so we can all move forward together as a collective.
It is in working as a collective that our exponential strength lies to be in service in the way we know is needed right now.
Once we have faith in ourselves then we also develop a deeper faith in our global community. We create a different vibration where our light can radiate forth from a deeper place.
I know you can feel the truth of these words. All is possible if we believe in ourselves and in our community that has been weaving a web of light for many years now.
Allow the vibration of this light to shine with a higher frequency as we join our hearts and spirit together on September 23 which is the full moon. After we shake off the beliefs that we cannot trust ourselves we can step into our global community with conviction and faith of what is possible. From this place of faith let us continue to weave a web of light within and throughout this great earth.
And from this place of trust and faith in ourselves and our circle let us project the best qualities of success, health, love, light, joy, and peace into our circle and out into the planet touching all of life.
For those in the Northern Hemisphere I wish you a joyous fall! And for those in the Southern Hemisphere may you enjoy the spring and the birth of new life!
Here is a quote from J. Krishnamurti to inspire us to live our lives to the fullest:
“Do you think a bird lives in fear of dying? Do you think a leaf that falls to the ground is afraid of death?
Do you think a bird lives in fear of dying? It meets death when death comes; but it is not concerned about death, it is much too occupied with living, with catching insects, building a nest, singing a song, flying for the very joy of flying.
Have you ever watched birds soaring high up in the air without a beat of their wings, being carried along by the wind? How endlessly they seem to enjoy themselves!
They are not concerned about death. If death comes, it is all right, they are finished. There is no concern about what is going to happen; they are living from moment to moment, are they not? It is we human beings who are always concerned about death - because we are not living. That is the trouble: we are dying, we are not living.”
I am excited to announce that the Transmutation News is now being translated into Russian. Let us all join our hearts together to thank Dina Vessi who is volunteering her time to bring the Transmutation News to the Russian people.
The Transmutation News was translated into Portuguese for many years. Claudia Felix has had to give up the translation work. If there is a volunteer to take over the translation into Portuguese it would be a great service to many.
If this is something you feel you would like to help with please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sylvia Edwards, the webmaster of this site, will forward it to me and I will contact you.
I have agreed to present at what looks like will be an incredible conference in Sedona, Arizona March 18-21 2011. The conference will be led in English and translated into German and Polish.
The three- day conference will be in Sedona, Arizona. The emphasis will be on how to work with the Earth to co-create the shift in 2012. There will be activities around the Spring Equinox when we will travel in buses to several of the vortex sites for meditation and where possible ceremony.
The speakers invited include Drunvalo Melchizedek, myself, an Andean shaman, one of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, Jonette Crowley, Cecilia Sifontes plus other well-known speakers and authors.
These are my workshops that are still open for enrollment for 2010. I am now scheduling my workshops for 2011 and will have that calendar ready in the next few months.
DANCING WITH GRACE THROUGH CHANGING TIMES
We all were born with the destiny to be present during the great changes that will lead us to a true shift in the evolution of consciousness.
And although this can be very exciting we are all being deeply challenged to wake up and make significant changes in our own lives and help others to do the same.
Betsy and Sandra will guide us using their combined toolbox of how we can face the challenges ahead and move with grace so that we can follow our true destiny to help birth the next evolution of consciousness.
Journeywork, ceremony, time on the land, and some work with the voices of the ancients will be included.
In this workshop we will address:
How to face change and deal with our fearful patterns that come up during transitions.
Often when a challenging situation comes up we cannot use the tools we have as our subconscious takes us back to a traumatic time in our present life or past life. How do we identify what these old issues might be and how do we work to release them so that we can stay in present time?
We will also work on how to process the emotions that come up during life transitions and work together to focus on our spiritual work.
We will tap into our oracular abilities and the healing energies that can come through to help us personally and as a community as well as attune ourselves to higher beings who can help us in our process of evolution.
This will be a time for us to do some personal healing work and at the same time look at tapping into the strength of working together in a supportive and loving community.
The prerequisite for this workshop is knowing how to journey to helping spirits. If you need to find a local shamanic teacher who can teach you journey skills please visit www.shamanicteachers.com.
The workshop will be at Bishops Lodge in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 3-7 2010. For more information and to register please email Ruth Aber at: email@example.com.
EXPERIENCING THE SHAMANIC JOURNEY: FOR INSIGHT, GUIDANCE, AND HEALING
Please note: 12 CEUs are available for counselors and therapists.
For many of us the word “shaman” calls to mind a spiritual healer steeped in secret knowledge and mysterious powers. But in this workshop, based on Sandra Ingerman’s book Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide, drumming will be used to help participants directly experience the shamanic journey.
Using the shamanic journey to meet up with our own helping spirits we will explore altered states of awareness that can unlock answers to difficult personal questions and mobilize energy for reaching goals in everyday life.
Participants will learn how to use the shamanic journey for insight, vision, and healing. Sandra will also teach a couple methods for healing others as well as shamanic methods for reconnecting with nature to bring balance and harmony into our lives and to the planet.
November 6-7 in Santa Fe, NM (non-residential workshop) Contact: Ruth Aber, phone: 505-474-0386 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Soul Retrieval, Medicine for the Earth, and Shamanism