Lilac

My Favorite Scent.

lilac01Lilacs.  Can you smell them?

My favorite scent is Lilac.  I’ve loved them all my life.  Not the man-made colors that have no smell.  The classic, original lilacs whose odor is intoxicating.

Some years ago, when I first moved into my current home, I transplanted some old lilacs from a friend’s house.  They never bloomed.  No matter what I did or didn’t do, the lilac’s refused to produce flowers.  So I gave up trying to grow them.

Each spring, as I’d walk through the neighborhood, I’d look eagerly for lilacs.  One house on the next street has two lilac bushes right along the road.  As I’d pass by and smell the aroma, I’d ask permission of the bushes to inhale some of the fragrance directly from the flowers.  Generously, they always agreed.

In the late 1990’s, I met a gal at a psychic fair who sold essential oils.  She claimed to have a Lilac oil at home that she could send me.  This surprised me, as I have never found natural lilac scent anywhere.  All lilac perfumes are artificial and smell terrible to me.  Was this going to be the real Lilac essence?

I ordered a bottle and waited eagerly for it arrive.  I tore the package open and enthusiastically unwrapped the bottle.  Then very cautiously,  I opened the bottle and inhaled.

lilac02The aroma of life force?

Aaaaaah.

It was like breathing in life force – oxygen.  I couldn’t get enough of it.  Every day for several weeks, I’d just open the bottle and inhale the scent like a tonic.  The energy of it would spread through my body.

The gal who sent me the Lilac essence has disappeared, and the bottle of Lilac essential oil is gone as well.  She told me that Lilac heals the spine, and my back definitely felt better when using it.  I have no idea where to get more, so each spring I ask the lilac bushes to share their healing power, and they do.

Meanwhile, I’ve learned how to make flower essences, and I’ve made Lilac for myself.  Of course, it has no scent and works energetically.  But I miss the aroma.

This year, I’ve been given a gift of Lilac.  You see, two of the houses next door to me have lilacs blooming in their yards.  Something about the odd weather has brought forth abundant lilac blooms.  The unusually cool spring has kept them fresh far longer than usual.  And when I open my windows, a gentle flow of air is bringing the magnificent, healing scent of lilacs right into my house.

Aaaah.  Lilacs.

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Do you have an affinity for a particular flower?  What does it call forth in you?  How do you feel when you see it or smell it’s scent?  Flowers have spirit and are often willing to share their healing powers.  Connect with the flower that calls to you most strongly and invite it to communicate with you.  You may learn something new, unexpected, and powerful about plant spirit and healing.

Third Chakra Tarot Cards

March 22, 2015 by  
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What does it mean when

Solar Plexus - Third Chakra“Solar Plexus – Third Chakra”

the Third Chakra calls to you?

In the Ascension Acceleration 2015 Program, we’ve been exploring how the male and female chi (life force) is balanced differently in each of our chakras.  The Third Chakra, or Solar Plexus, is a male chi dominant chakra.  This is in contrast to the 2nd chakra, which is more female dominant than male.

For the last 10-14 days, as I continue to ask for daily messages from my the Healing Earth Tarot, most of the cards that show up are coming from my Solar Plexus.  The Solar Plexus chakra has to do with personal power, expressing and manifesting through action, beliefs and belief systems, and the mental body (we have 7 bodies).

Some of the cards I didn’t fully (or at all) understanding on a personal level, like the 8 of Crystals, where a woman is standing in a bird-cage, facing away from the door, which is behind her and open and leads to a crystal staircase that she can descend.  I can see that she’s trapped in the illusions of her mind and needs to turn around to discover the truth, which is that the door is open, but I still have figured out the specific way to apply this to myself.

On the other hand, the 9 of Crystals, which is about facing our inner demons – the ways in which we attack ourselves with negative self-talk and the need to heal our inner children – that card made perfect sense to me immediately in terms of what I’ve been doing for many years now.  How do you get rid of a feelings of unworthyness?  You connect with the inner child who came to that conclusion about herself and help her see the truth of who she really is.

Fully Empowered Third Chakra.Fully Empowered Third Chakra.

The third chakra is all about our beliefs.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  Where did I come from?  Where do I believe I’m going?  What do I believe I’m worth?  What do I believe I deserve?  What is my relationship with Source?

We all have accepted limitation as a way of living in the 3rd Dimension, but truly, is that all there is?  The awakened part of me firmly answers,

NO!  There is so much more!

There is SO much more.

We can change what we believe.  Beliefs are PROGRAMMED ideas that we have accepted, not ultimate truths, although we have the illusion that they are truths.  We might see them that way … at first … until we consider other possibilities might actually exist and have greater truth for us.

So what does it mean when you keep getting tapped on the shoulder, so to speak, by pulling lots of 3rd chakra tarot cards?

  • It means that it’s time to explore your Third chakra.

  • It means that it’s time to take a closer look at some of those beliefs that are holding you in limitation.

  • It means that the energies might be just perfect right now for exploring and shifting some of those beliefs.

In case you haven’t noticed, our Solar (sun) System is also pointing us to look into the Solar Plexus right now!

The Spring Equinox arrived with an explosion of energy from “father” Sun (solar flare) sending the Earth’s magnetic field into a glamorous expression of colored lights (Aurora Borealis).  At the exact same time, the moon was in its “now” phase, we makes it impossible for us to see.  Simultaneously, the sun and moon danced into a full solar eclipse so that the Sun’s corona blazed brightly into view.

Aurora Borealis_.international_space_station_march_17th_02Aurora Borealis from International Space Station, March 17, 2015

My goodness, if you haven’t considered that we are intertwined with all that exists around us, please take a moment right now to open to this possibility.

We are electromagnetic beings, and we’ve all been experiencing IN OUR BODIES these energetic messages.  Our neurological system is electromagnetic and electrochemical, so if you’ve been feeling exhausted, angry, depressed, overwhelmed, physically depleted and even sick, then consider that these symptoms might just be how you’re reacting to the alignments listed here.

And your SOLAR PLEXUS chakra is your INNER SUN!!!

Do you think that your personal inner SUN is not connected to the our SOLAR SYSTEM’S SUN?

SO … this spring … let your inner sun, your Solar Plexus, shine more brightly.

Go within and clean house.

Transform your limiting ideas and concepts into expansive ones.

Take down the barriers, open the inner gates, and

expand into Spring with an empowered Third Chakra.

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A Tarot Shamanic Journey

March 8, 2015 by  
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Grandfather of Feathers

Third Eye Chakra for psychic vision..

Messenger from my Third Eye.

I asked for help from the Tarot deck to understand why I have so much difficulty keeping my lungs clear and dry.  Then I pulled a card.

In the Healing Earth Tarot, the suit called Feathers speaks from the 3rd eye chakra in the middle of our foreheads.  This chakra is associated with psychic abilities, especially clairvoyance or “clear seeing.”

Grandfather of Feathers is a Native American elder and a shamanic healer.  His animal guide is an owl, and that really called to me when I drew this card because many years ago I discovered that I have owl as one of my animal guides.  Owls can “see in the dark” and people with owl energy often see things that other people don’t notice.  That description resonates for me because I’ve always been aware of things that others denied.

Horned Owl

Horned Owl

Grandfather of Feathers is a shamanic healer, and since my spiritual path is to heal myself on all levels as part of my spiritual ascension, I was drawn to connect strongly with the energy of this image.

So after reading the description of the card, I closed my eyes to do my regular meditation practice, which comes from Siddha Yoga.  But before I could even begin, I saw Grandfather of Feathers standing before me.  He told me his name is “Two Feathers” and he’d come to take me on a journey.

I’ve never done a shamanic journey on my own and have never studied shamanism.  So I was astounded when Grandfather’s owl invited us both to sit on his back for the journey.  The owl was huge and Grandfather and I were tiny by comparison.  To my continued surprise, it was felt quite comfortable and safe to ride the owl.  It also felt very, very real!

THE JOURNEY

We traveled through a long corridor like a worm hole similar to the ones on Dr. Who, only it was brown with just barely any light.  The owl soon emerged with us into a sun-lit open outdoors area and  landed in a tree.  All 3 of us sat together on a branch to watch the scene below.

A little Native American girl about age 10 was sitting in the grass admiring some wild flowers.  She was totally connected with them and had no sense of separation.  Then a boy who was older came up to her and, seeing her love of the flowers, picked one to give to her.  With his hand outstretched, holding the flower towards her, he was insulted by her reaction.  “Why did you kill the flower,” the girl cried, and ran away.

The scene shifted to a teepee in which the girl father tells her that the chief’s son, the boy in the earlier scene, wants to marry her.  The girl shakes her head, “No.  I want to be a healer.  I want to study with the Shaman and healer of women.”  Her father is furious.  He’s more interested in political connections and how her marriage will honor the family than he is in his daughter’s happiness or in honoring her life path.

The girl runs away from home, finds a healer to be her teacher, and becomes an apprentice, leaving her father angry and frustrated.

Two Feather and I ride the owl again, back through the time tunnel.   We arrive in my current lifetime during my late teens.  I have a clear memory of the incident I was shown, but I’ve never been able to remember words my father spoke to me.  I just know that after that incident I completely rejected the idea of marriage for me in this lifetime.  My father had placed an energy block in my body that precluded me being distracted by romantic affairs, sexual adventures, and marriage as a lifestyle.

So in this life, my father honored my request and helped me to become a facilitator of healing.  In this life time, I had chosen to be on my own, and my father assisted me to fulfill my choice.

THE HEALING

Rock of Gibraltar
Rock of Gibraltar

Two Feathers then said to me, “You have a block in your second chakra keeping your Kundalini (Life Force) energy from rising to your lung area to keep the lungs dry enough.”

Two Feathers guided me to my second chakra where I could see a block that looked like a gigantic stone.  It was as if I was standing at the foot of the Rock of Gibraltar.  I wondered to myself how I could possibly remove this block that towered over me.

Two Feathers handed me a large, old-fashioned key that one might use to open a big, heavy door.  I could see a large keyhole far above me,  but I didn’t think I could reach it.

“You will reach it if you decide to open the block,” the Shaman told me.

I made my decision and reached up towards the keyhole with the key .  The keyhole moved downwards towards my hand.  I put in the key, turned it, and the rock moved, opening like a doorway.

We stepped through the opening into my second charka area.  The second chakra is connected to the emotional body.  It is related to the water element because emotions need to flow like water.

There before me was a gigantic lake.

Two Feathers continued, “The lake of water is too large.  Your Kundlini will now be able to reduce the size of the lake using the Fire of your first ckahra.”

Immediately, an enormous dragon flew into around the lake while teams of healers rapidly create enormous piles of wood and debris that needs to be purified by the fire.  The dragon sets these all aflame and they burn brightly.

Two Feathers gives me these instructions:  “Meditate every day using your mantra.  Your mantra will feed the dragon/snake (Kundlini) energy so it can continue it’s journey up your central channel, and so that it will behave plenty of fire energy to keep the flames going in your second chakra.”

And then I was back in my house.

THE RESULTS

I’ve been checking in on my second chakra from time to time over the last few days, and the fires are still going.   There’s also a huge amount of steam coming off the lake, and much dark smoke because the steam is wetting the wood and debris that needs to burn.

As I meditate each day using my mantra, Om Namah Shivah (which means, “I offer respect to my Higher Self”), I sense the dragon/cobra called Kundalini Shakti feeding on it.  Today, for the first time ever, I experienced the Kundalini reach my throat and mouth area.  These are all signs of a successful healing with Two Feathers.

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Tarot Card: The Pipes Are Calling

March 2, 2015 by  
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Grandfather of Pipes

Elves and Faeries love music.
Those of the woodland realm love music.

In the Healing Earth Tarot, one of the suits is called Pipes.   All the images in this suit are from the realm of elementals.  Generally speaking, elementals include faeries, gnomes, leprechauns, and many others around the earth.

The Pipes suit speak from the Heart Chakra and represent the earth, the woods, herbs, and healing with the colors of forest green and earth brown predominating.  Green is one of the colors associated with the Heart Chakra, and the color green in the Heart Center represents healing as well.

Grandfather of Pipes is an elder from the Faerie realm.  His message is to renew our connection with the Earth, with plants and insects, rivers and streams, as a way of restoring our inner harmony and balance.  He also asks us to pay attention to the wild, magical spots on the Earth – to recognize, honor, and protect them.

If you have a garden, dedicating a portion of it to the faeries will be greatly appreciated by them.  Faeries take care of flowering plants and their energy will bring a lightness and beauty to your garden space.

For me, the Grandfather of Pipes message is a call to remember that spring is nearly here and that it’s time to call in the energies of spring both within myself and for the benefit of Nature.

It’s a reminder that we each participate in everything that happens on this planet – energetically, and with our thoughts and feelings, too.  Did your know that your emotions affect the weather?  Do you pay attention to how you walk upon the earth and the message that your physical step sends into the ground?  If you only walk on concrete and asphalt, how will you feel your connection to the Earth?

Within ourselves, there is an “uncharted wilderness” of feelings and emotions we have shunted aside, pushed down, and long forgotten.  Grandfather of Pipes invites us to go within ourselves – to connect with these places – and to heal all that has been abandoned or rejected and hidden away.  Perhaps it’s time for a personal “spring cleaning” to begin.

Grandfather of Pipes calls us all with his music to listen … to pay attention – not only to his music, but to the song of your own soul.

 

Tarot “Death” Card.

February 26, 2015 by  
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Letting Go of the Old to Become Something New.

Image of Death

Metaphoric Image of Death

In a tarot reading the Death card from the Major Arcana (Crown Chakra) is a very powerful card.  It can have many levels of meaning, although physical death is not usually one of them.

I drew this card today, and appreciated the reminder that all of life is about change and letting go of the old to create space for the new.

Since I tend to hold on … and on, and on … to things far longer than I should, it made me wonder if there’s something specific I’m holding onto right now that I need to consciously release.  This will require some additional contemplation.

One thing is certain … as we let go of the old, we usually experience grief, just as if someone had died.  I’ve certainly been working through massive amounts of accumulated grief from over the years.  Perhaps the card is reminding me that I have more grieving to work through.

Grieving is a difficult process because it has so many stages and you experience a variety of emotions:  denial, sadness, loneliness, anger, guilt, and more.  Each of these require attention to clear them.  So any “death” – big or small – can throw our emotional body into the grieving process.

The good news is that, once you do let go and you do your grieving, you arrive at a place that is very different from where you started.  When you fully grieve, you achieve a new level of personal power and integration.

The main thing to know is that, whatever or whomever you have lost isn’t ever really lost.  Everyone you know and care about is still connected with you and you’re with them on the Soul Plane whether or not they are with you in a physical body.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that you don’t miss them and don’t need to grieve when they leave the physical world.  But when I came to fully understand and appreciate the truth of this, it made it easier for me to complete the grieving process and move on.

So the Death card is about transition, and the whole of our Earth and humanity and everyone else on the planet are in a major period of transition.  The transitional period is and feels chaotic, but if you can let go, allow yourself to grieve, and then focus on creating the new, you will come through this period transformed.

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