If you ask any spiritual teacher or shaman for his or her assessment of what is going on today you will get the answer that human beings are so out of balance that everything around us is happening in extremes.
Getting back into balance is key to healing the planet and ourselves.
For years I have written that humans have become disconnected from nature causing emotional and physical illness as well as planetary problems.
We have become so dependent on science and technology that we have moved our energy into a mental/rational arena. We live in our thinking minds instead of in our bodies.
I have written about reconnecting once again with nature and the elements – earth, air, water, and fire all of which give us life. And together we have been working with connecting with the heart, wisdom, and light of the earth.
We are also the earth and all the elements. And it is time to stop trying to understand life. It is time to live life. We need to move away from being focused on concepts, theories, and the rational. For many of us have created too much separation between the mind and the body.
And many of us have separated our spiritual practices from our physical lives so that there is an imbalance in this area also. We meditate, do yoga, chi gung, journey into the invisible realms, etc. and then go about our day without connecting the spiritual power into our minute to minute lives.
It is time for us to fully embody earth wisdom. It is time to stop thinking about spiritual practices but live them. And to do this we must be embodied. We need to stop “going” to spiritual realities. Instead we need to experience our spirit in every cell of our being.
The term I want to focus on this month is embodiment. Allow yourself to feel spiritual energies in your body. Drink water, eat food, breathe air, absorb the sun – absorb nurturance and life into every cell of your body.
Feel your intuition and your light pulsing through your body and flowing through you.
If you work with helping guardian spirits feel their spiritual power within you.
A Hopi friend of mine shared with me once that when the Hopi journey they take their bodies with them. Shamanism is not an out of body practice. For shamanic practices have always taught how to live a harmonious life connected with nature. You must be embodied to do this.
Don’t just let your mind travel when you do spiritual work rather make it a full body experience.
The planet is reflecting back our extreme imbalance and states of separation in all areas of our lives.
You are body, mind, and spirit and it time to reconnect with yourself again. You cannot connect with the deep earth wisdom or with nature until you reconnect with your own body.
Reflect on how you have been separating what you learn conceptually with bringing the knowledge into your body awareness. Reflect on whether you connect or if you separate your spiritual life from your body and physical life.
Take time and reflect and ask yourself how can I embody all I have learned? How can I embody spirit so each of my cells pulses with the light and the vitality of my inner spirit? How do I connect my heartbeat with the heartbeat of the earth? How do I embody my spirit?
The next step is to embody the answers and live them. You already know how to do this.
In this way we breathe spirit and light through our presence with each step we take in the world.
We become sacred ourselves and all life reflects our sacredness. We bless ourselves and all of life. And all that we bless blesses us in return.
Of utmost importance this is not a time to let your light go out or dissipate. We must all ride the waves of change and transition right now. And it is important to ride the waves with grace by keeping your inner light burning bright and shining through you. We must become a stronger presence in the world.
This is a time to really focus on your transfiguration practice as I wrote about in Medicine for the Earth and How to Thrive in Changing Times. And make sure you are embodying your light!
As we continue to experience so much change to the earth due to climate changes it is important for us to shift our perspective about what is happening. We also continue to see much deterioration happening on political and economic levels.
Over the years I have been writing about the change in consciousness and evolution that humans are going through. And at the same time as we use the principle of oneness this means that all of life- all species and the earth herself are going through a change and a death. It is important to remember that death is not an end but rather a transition and a rite of passage into something new.
All of life is part of a collective dream. As spiritual practitioners we must acknowledge how the current dream is dissolving and something new will be reborn that is beyond what we can consciously imagine.
I have been teaching and writing that when a person is diagnosed with an illness it is important to perceive the person in his/her divine light. For we want to feed the energy of divine perfection that creates healing rather than feeding the power of the illness. For what we give energy to we give life to.
We also must focus on the light of the earth. We need to surrender to the changes that are happening for we don’t know what will be born.
Yet at the same time it is important to create a path that beauty can flow from by continuing to vision a dream for the earth and all of life that embraces love, light, balance, harmony, beauty, peace, equality, and abundance.
There is nowhere that we can escape to for safety and comfort except by resting in our spirit and the spiritual practices we engage in.
The landscape of the earth is evolving and changing just like it has done throughout time. Land masses have changed over time and will continue to do so.
The destruction that we experience is hard on the people and animals who suffer loss of home and lives.
And at the same time we must recognize that the earth is evolving and changing into new landscapes just like human consciousness is evolving into a new landscape.
The key is to continue to perceive the earth in her spiritual aspect and divine spiritual light.
The key is for all of us to continue to build a beautiful and strong spiritual field of light with all the spiritual work we do together.
The full moon is July 15. Let us continue weaving a human web of light by embodying this light and shining our light pulsing together as we connect with our global spiritual community. Let us do this throughout the day and start to move this from a monthly practice to a daily practice.
In have given many practices to work with in the last few months. Make sure you are continuing the practices that call to you, that you feel passionate about. Make sure you are weaving the threads between the practices you continue to work with. We must strengthen our weaving through connecting all by living and embodying a spiritual life. In this way we embody a state of wholeness, power, balance, and light.
Last month I was a guest on some very interesting radio shows.
In June I was a guest on Wendy Strgar’s show on LA Talk Radio. Her show is called Lunch with the Loveologist.
Wendy has been journeying with my CD “Shamanic Meditations” and so we had a wonderful discussion on shamanism and some of the work I have been sharing with you on the Transmutation News. I really enjoyed our conversation and she is brilliant, clear, and practical interviewer. You can also learn more about Wendy and her show by visiting http://www.latalkradio.com/Wendy.php.
You can listen to our conversation together by clicking on the following link:
Also in June I had the wonderful opportunity to be a guest on Robert Moss’s show “The Way of the Dreamer”. I have always been a great admirer of Robert Moss and his work with dreaming.
We had a lively discussion about dreams and I shared some of the dreams that led me to different directions with my work. Robert also is a great interviewer. He kept the interview moving and very relevant to listeners.
The show will actually air live on July 12. The link to the archive is:
Robert Moss is the creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of modern dreamwork and shamanism. Born in Australia, he survived three near-death experiences in childhood. He leads popular seminars all over the world, including a three-year training for teachers of Active Dreaming and a lively online dream school. A former lecturer in ancient history at the Australian National University, he is a best-selling novelist, journalist and independent scholar. His eight books on dreaming, shamanism and imagination include Conscious Dreaming, Dreamways of the Iroquois, The Three "Only" Things, The Secret History of Dreaming, Dreamgates, and Active Dreaming. His website is www.mossdreams.com.
Kay Gillard also interviewed me in June. Her radio show had just been closed down and she was inspired to keep going with her work and I was the first guest on her new show.
Kay is a brilliant teacher of shamanism in the UK and I really enjoyed our interview. She brings a wonderful fresh perspective to the work and I appreciate her clarity and passion.
Here is the information about her new show:
The Shamanic Voice
The Shamanic Voice was founded by Kay Gillard - www.kaygillard.com – a shamanic practitioner, teacher, writer and broadcaster. When the radio show that hosted her show on shamanism was closed down, she was guided by Spider to 'build a new web'. The Shamanic Voice is a free online service providing a home to leading and emerging voices in shamanism today. Their aim to is to demystify shamanism, explaining modern day shamanic practice and its relevance to our lives today in a grounded and accessible way.
Kay is joined by 3 other presenters - Magin Rose, Ellie Douglas and Ali Arcehelizaga – all experienced shamanic teachers working in very different ways. They are looking forward to delivering a monthly schedule of podcasts, starting with Kay's interview with me on 1 July 2011.
For those of you who are local readers in the Santa Fe area I wanted to share with you that I will be presenting at a very interesting conference that will take place July 25-26.
The event is titled “Women Planting Seeds: Home, Horticulture, and Healing”. This event is being presented in conjunction with the New Mexico History Museum Exhibit on “Home Lands: How Women Made the West: Homemakers, Cowgirls, Artists, Doctors, and Politicians”.
I am excited about a new teaching opportunity to share my work with those of you in Calgary, Canada. On July 23 10 AM - 1 PM I will be teaching through a live teleconference "Healing Yourself, Healing the Planet: Simple Tools for Transformation" at the Self Connection Bookstore in Calgary.
I will lecture and answer questions. And Jan Gale a wonderful teacher in Calgary will lead some journeys we have planned for the group.
During this three hour video event via Skype I will talk about some of the work I wrote about in Medicine for the Earth, How to Heal Toxic Thoughts, and How to Thrive in Changing Times.
The theme of our time together will be exploring and learning simple and effective tools to transform wellness within you and the planet.