State of the Ethers Sept 10 2020

 

The rollercoaster that is this year keeps delivering. The two main competing timelines of 5D Ascension/ Awakening vs 3D Dystopia/ Armageddon continue to play out. How you feel emotionally at a given moment is a good barometer of which one you are on, regardless of circumstance. Many people vacillate between the two, giving a sense of time speeding up and odd deja vu moments.

There is progress under the surface. Metaphorically and literally. Take a peek at https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/lists.html
Look at earthquakes in various regions, especially in regards to depth and distribution. Even more interesting, some countries’ seismograph sites are blocking certain region’s results

The birthing is a long labour, we’re all a bit over it, but things are shifting. Choose to believe in it, then you can feel it, tap into it and thus ground it ASAP to physical reality for everyone. One person’s awakening sparks another’s. The recurring image I have is of the lighting of the beacon fires in the Lord of The Rings: Return of the King.

 

Source: me.me gotchu fam memes. Film still from New Line Cinema


What is put out, via intention or physical action, is now coming back quickly. Good if you are trying to create something positive, not so much if you’re being shifty. In the last few days I have witnessed the Universe deal a couple of karmic wake up calls in record time. This is not punishment, simply faster energetic account keeping. It’s training wheels for 5D, where manifestation is almost instantaneous. In 5D we must be conscious with our energy, acting with integrity.

The darker energies are desperate to pull things back down, trying to keep people in chaotic fear and anger states (aka easily manipulated and a tasty morsel to feed off). Cue yet more massive wildfires to distract y’all. This may be a good time to take a break from social media or certain individuals in your life. Nervy knots of uncertainty are being projected as fireballs of overreaction towards others. Do your best to be positive, forgive yourself for sometimes backsliding into fear.

Same advice as always, just at a higher priority – rest, revive, ground, energetically shield, eat well, get some sunlight. Be gentle with yourself and others. Once you break through the current stressors, you will find new gifts available during meditations and visualisations, and psychadelic dreams. These, like the instant karma, are glimmers of the new energy that we are moving towards, and that we can pull towards us.

 

From imgflip.com/memegenerator Because geeky film references are important.

 

So…had a spiritual awakening. Some tools for the fast lane!

The shift in consciousness can be a huge creative and lifestyle inspiration..or an existential crisis, depending on how you handle it.

People often think of awakenings as extreme – whether traumatic or ecstatic – these are the dramatic ones we often hear about. (Many yogic/energy teachers are wary of people consciously trying to raise Kundalini for this reason.) But they can be just subtle shifts in awareness and ideology that kind of sneak up. It just may be the wake-up call of an illness or break-up. Even getting older – you realise you can’t have or do it all – so it’s time to get real and choose. The other big one is realising we are abusing our planet in an utterly non-sustainable way..and no-one is going to rescue us. As a species we need to change track..fast. It is part of the process of emotionally and spiritually growing up. These are not once off events, smaller versions of these shifts happen many times over the course of a lifetime.

Either way, your perception has shifted; of yourself, the world and your role in it.

You might have a few hours or days of bliss and glee. The burst of learning, inspiration and creativity can be really energising. You want to share your joy and newfound insights. A whole new world of possibilities…

Then things get real. Things won’t feel right, until you get the bigger picture answers. People often talk about Kundalini awakenings in terms of dramatic physical symptoms – heat, sleeplessness, hypersexuality etc. What I want to address in this article is the common mental, emotional and ideological challenges people face. Because these are the keys to integrating the shift.

In a tough-love nutshell:

a) You drank of the nectar and had a glimpse. You and the universe have agreed that there are bigger and better things

b) In order to make these shifts, your egoic identifications are being challenged. The ego resists change, however positive it may be.

c) This shift in consciousness is permanent – and it is a call to self-responsibility and action. There is no going back. Resistance is futile, will hurt, and take a lot of energy.

You can fool your mind, but the soul will not be bullshitted with excuses, justifications and distractions. The amount of denial required to maintain the facade results in agitated, ungrounded energy (anxiety, frustration) or emotional shutdown (depression, hopelessness, apathy). It is easy to project this emotional edginess, and “my life isn’t right because…” onto the people or circumstances close to us, or whatever triggered the awakening.

Worst case scenarios are people internally churning until something unrelated triggers off white-hot rage, misery or anxiety attacks. The stereotypical midlife crisis is another (sadly common) manifestation. They have ignored their inner calling to grow and evolve for so long that they feel the need to reject their entire life circumstances and regress to an 18 year old responsibility free lifestyle to feel alive/themselves again. Basically hiding behind a new set of distractions.

My best advice would be listen, learn, embrace and be patient – with yourself and others. Things may feel so off that you want to run away – literally or metaphorically. The external world will shift, BUT there is a delay. Yes, it is a time for change and decisions, but not rash ones. Be gentle with yourself – don’t feel that everything that came before is a failure or meaningless, and beat yourself up. Everything that came before is the journey brought you to this realisation. The lessons tend to recycle until you get it.

Things that used to feel fulfilling may no longer fit. A sense of yearning for a more purposeful life, to feel a part of something bigger, are common themes.The changes could be subtle or dramatic – consciously spending more time with family and friends to cultivate better relationships, more time for personal pursuits, activism, a healthier lifestyle, change of living circumstances or job. It doesn’t mean that you need to reject everyone or everything, but as you change, your dynamics with people will shift. Some people may not be as important in your life – some may leave. People can be genuinely concerned, threatened or jealous about the new you, especially if you have made sudden dramatic changes. Give things time to adjust before burning your bridges.

Higher consciousness states are a purification – the ego needs to be burned off. It requires moving into a place of higher integrity, personal responsibility and sharing your gifts.  External barometers of “success” such as money, comparison, attention, high flying jobs, the right partner have less meaning. So it’s a case of finding the new after shrugging off the old.

Time to clear out little icky things about ourselves we’d prefer not to think about. Unless you are The Buddha, you have some – so it’s cool. We’re all in on this journey. So, time for the hard questions:

  1. What aspects of life aren’t working for you – what changes do you want to make? And how/why will they bring you fulfilment?

Don’t end up with a whole new set of distractions or labels. You don’t need to fit a societal version of spiritual or masculine/feminine or successful.  Find what fits you. No “shoulds”.

  1. What are MY core values? What are my short/ middle/ long term goals?

Hopefully your values and goals are mutually agreeable!! If they have been out of alignment with each other it will explain a lot. Commonly in an awakening comes the realisation that these aren’t in sync, or that they’re not what we thought they were. Perhaps we were operating on societal messages/ belief systems on what a “good” or “successful” person does and should aspire to. The labels we identify with often determine these – a successful husband, an attractive person, a good mother..etc. They may not fit you.

Goals are important to have and strive for – when you see where you are and where you would like to be, it is easier to come up with strategies and direction. Life is evolution. That’s what goals are for – not for beating yourself up with because you’re not there yet. Beware of putting expectations on outcomes “I’ll only be happy when/if..”. If I don’t achieve “x,y and z, I am a failure”. In the western world, we cause ourselves so much stress over the should haves – a partner, travelled the world, a house etc. There is a Buddhist saying about desire being the cause of all unhappiness. It takes you out of the present.

  1. What are the excuses your ego is hiding behind?

Not talented enough ~ too old ~ I’d look like an idiot ~ I have a mortgage ~ my partner wouldn’t let me ~ I’m too busy ~  if it was meant to be, it would have happened ~ my terrible upbringing ~ the dodgy back.

There is often a reason behind them – scars and baggage are a big one here. Emotional wounds create victim- or fear-based thinking, avoidance and distraction patterns. There comes a point where you cannot progress until these are resolved and released. This may be a matter of journaling and meditation, forgiveness, or professional counselling.

Remember at the time you did the best you could. Now that you have more life experience, knowledge and awareness under your belt you can wrestle your demons into submission. Cue the sleeper hold.

  1. What are the rewards of your uncomfortable comfort zone?

You get to stay SAFE. SUPERIOR. (= SCARED …..shhh!) You get to sneer at people who are living the life you secretly want to, knowing that you are safely out of the limelight where no one can criticise. The call to higher consciousness involves taking responsibility for yourself. People can spend entire lifetimes running from that, looking for the next fix to distract them.

Admitting to and naming the internal enemies is half the battle. Once you have the conscious answers to the questions, a plan of action can then emerge. It may be short or long term, and subject to change. There are still everyday practicalities and commitments to honour.

That old saying: When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. I would like to addendum that: When the student is ready, the resources and answers that were always there become visible.

The ball is in your court. All the best.

What awakening experiences did you have? How did you handle it? What changes did you make?

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Next Women’s Workshop: Sunday 14th September Marrickville

The Body Sacred: Embracing the Divine Sensual

It is every woman’s birthright to feel alive, sensual, attractive and happy in her body. The pure inner self of every human is innately beautiful, strong and loving. Reconnection with the sacred self is the key to confidence, sensuality and fulfillment – both in the relationship to self and with another.

Women of many ancient cultures have always gathered in circles of sisterhood, to teach, support and share. This introductory workshop for women will uses meditation, movement, dance and aspects of sacred sexual practices to reawaken and inspire.

This workshop is the fruition of many years of study and practice – meditation, yoga, esoteric concepts, dance, bodywork, tantra, ritual magic, Taoist practice and martial arts. It was created to share the knowledge and gifts of this path in a down-to-earth, non-judgemental and non-coercive environment.

The next Sydney workshop will be Sunday 14th September, 2- 4:30pm at Marrickville. Cost is $40/$35 including notes.  As numbers are limited and printed notes are supplied, bookings are essential.

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0401 873 881

Sacred Sexuality: The Evolution of Intimacy

Many Westerners are being drawn to a more holistic approach to life in general, and their personal lives are no exceptions. People often have a sense of something more, a higher purpose or meaning, that they yearn for, even if they can’t articulate exactly what it is. I personally believe Sacred Sexuality offers the answers many are seeking.

It is the art of bringing the profound spiritual experience and immense physical pleasure into one’s sexual life, and ultimately into all aspects of life. Sex is for most people the most common and easily accessed experience of the divine, and with practise this energy can be harnessed and used constructively.  

Like any extraordinary experience, it sets off irrevocable changes…in our outlook on life, and how we feel about ourselves. In the same sense that the true yogic path is far more than just stretching, the traditional teachings of sacred sex were an inclusive spiritual outlook on life, embracing sexuality, the body and the everyday physical experience as a pathway to spiritual evolution. Many indigenous cultures have their own forms of sacred sexuality eg. paganism, Tantra, Taoist teachings. The recurring underlying themes are the synergistic creative force of merging polarised energies and accessing higher consciousness.

It is about recognising the divine in everything, and experiencing and embodying this divinity. Sexuality becomes a dance of physical and spiritual love, of energy and higher consciousness.

Physically the nervous system has to accustom to higher levels of pleasure without overload, resistance or dissociation. Emotionally speaking, this is also true. Hitting ecstatic states involves a deep level of surrender. It is about the experiencing yourself without any labels: paradoxically at the most primal and powerful, yet most vulnerable and open. To share this with another is beautiful, transforming and *VERY* humbling. So even though it’s a positive experience, it can be confronting.  People find transcendental sexual experiences can unexpectedly throw their relationship dynamics. Interestingly, the people who often have the hardest time are those who have been quite promiscuous, who on the surface may seem sexually liberated (and have a lot of ego investment in that label), but in fact are uncomfortable with the deep intimacy. This sudden emotional and energetic openness can feel like loss of identity, control or freedom, and it is very easy to withdraw from the partner.

Like any spiritual path, facing, accepting and releasing the ego’s needs, wounds and resistances are an inherent part of the journey. Deep emotional healing will take place. You can only get so far if you don’t want to deal with this.

The rewards are immense. Feeling happier with yourself and life.  Increased healing, health, energy, vitality, radiance and joy. A whole new level of emotional connection with people (not just sexual partners) becomes possible.  Oh yes, and the amazing sex…these are the experiences that leave you energised, tingling and sensitised for days afterwards.

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Welcome to the Embracing the Divine Sensual – The Body Sacred.

This is a down-to-earth resource for people wanting to explore their spirituality and sexuality. Imagine living without the need for a social mask, with body, mind and heart fully open and expressive. This is the path of inspiration, challenge,  personal discovery, happiness, health and spiritual wellbeing.

Here we will will explore many aspects of this conscious path such as meditation, movement, chakras, relating, boundaries, sacred sexuality.

The Body Sacred women’s workshops

It is every woman’s birthright to feel alive, sensual, attractive and happy in her body. The pure inner self of every human is innately beautiful, strong and loving. Reconnection with the sacred self is the key to confidence, sensuality and fulfillment – both in the relationship to self and with another.

Women of many ancient cultures have always gathered in circles of sisterhood, to teach, support and share. This introductory workshop for women will uses meditation, movement, dance and aspects of sacred sexual practices to reawaken and inspire.

These workshops are the fruition of many years of study and practice – meditation, yoga, esoteric concepts, dance, bodywork, tantra, ritual magic, Taoist practice and martial arts. It was created to share the knowledge and gifts of this path in a down-to-earth, non-judgemental and non-coercive environment.

Dancing the Chakras

Dance is as much a spiritual journey as a physical discipline. This freeform dance modality uses the chakras, energy centres of the body that correspond to different aspects of the psyche and organs of the body. Dance, movement, pranic breathing and sounding are utilised to activate, open and purify the body physically and energetically, all to a backdrop of lush world beats.

Single day workshops and well as courses of weekly classes are available. These classes are open to men and women, and no previous dance experience is required.

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