June 28, 2018

Recent Photos


The trails and campgrounds of our local forest, the San Juan National Forest, were closed for about 10 days because of the high danger of forest fires caused by very dry conditions and high winds.  As soon as that ban was lifted, I was able to hike to the high elevations again.  In spite of the dry conditions, there were enough wildflowers blooming to create some very nice views.  Here are a few photos that I took in the past few days. This first set is from the Cross mountain Trail.
Lizard Head Mountain
Old Man on the Mountain in bloom
Colorado Columbine, our state flower
Cross Mountain
A few days ago, I hiked the Hope Lake Trail, stopping to photograph Trout Lake on the way up to the trailhead. 
Trout Lake
A lovely waterfall on the trail.
Indian Paintbrush
Hope Lake is in the background of the photo below.  Because of the very dry weather, the lake is almost totally dried up.


Delphinium
Yesterday, back to a local nature preserve to see the lovely pincushion cactus in full bloom. 




June 22, 2018

Solstice Recap



Today we are starting to exit the 5 day window for the Summer Solstice here in the northern hemisphere, and the Winter Solstice for those of you in the southern hemisphere.  What a wonderful high energy time of year to set your intent for your future path.  I was lucky enough this year to celebrate the Summer Solstice for 2 nights in a row! 

On Wednesday night, I had a group of people here for a shamanic fire ceremony.  The ceremony took its usual form with one addition.  Since we have been in a fairly severe drought here, with 2 pretty large forest fires still burning after several weeks, we added an exercise involving calling in the annual monsoon rains.  It is still a bit early for their arrival, so our hope was that we could speed that up a bit.  It was a lovely clear and balmy evening that was enjoyed by all.

The next day, on Thursday, I was able to participate in a field trip of sorts down to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park to observe 2 different Summer Solstice sunset solar alignments in action.  The ancestral Puebloans of this area made use of natural features of rock combined with their rock art to mark the solstice and equinox sunrises and sunsets as a way of keeping track of those dates.  We are talking about dates from more or less 1000 BC to about 1200 AD.  By going to these sites during these times of the year, we can in part participate in the energy of the ceremonies that were performed those many years ago. 

The vast majority of sites in the Tribal Park are for the Winter Solstice, which is considered to be the most sacred of dates, and the start of the New Year.  I have been to Summer Solstice sites in other locations for the sunset and sunrise, and my impression was that the ceremony that was done there was for  calling in the monsoon rains, as all of the crops that the ancient Puebloans planted were dry land crops and relied on the mid summer rain  to come to fruition. 

Below are photos of the first site that we visited last night.  It featured a beam of light that was created by the sunset light entering a space between 2 boulders, and then elongating across the ground and creeping up the front of a giant boulder to rest in a pecked depression as the sun went down.  Since we were also heading to another site, our group did not wait to see the completion of that phenomenon.  Below are some photos.
Our main destination consisted of 2 very large boulders with at least 7 pecked spirals on them.  These were apparently there to mark the location of the good stuff further up the slope. 

Next, we visited a hollowed out boulder that had a doorway built into it.  As the sun was setting, its light went directly through the doorway and lit up the back wall of this shrine.  Undoubtedly, there were sacred items in there, and it was probably sealed up during the rest of the year.
Just up slope from the shrine was another solstice site.  It consisted of a large boulder that we call the clam shell because it cracked in half leaving a flat surface where a spiral had been carved.  We had visited this site many times before to see if a solar alignment was happening in relation to that spiral, but it seems to be yet another marker indicating that something else was going on here. 

It turns out that when the sun sets on the Summer Solstice, a beam of light passes under this boulder and comes out the back side into a circular enclosure.  Another shrine! 

Our group relaxed in the glow of the setting sun, some sitting in contemplation, some meditating, others chatting.
The sun appeared to slide down the side of a far away cliff face and into a notch before disappearing altogether.  One has to wonder what went on here those many hundreds of years ago.  Undoubtedly, it was something significant and sacred.  It was our honor to be able to participate in some small way.
 
 

June 17, 2018

Seeding Life

This post is somewhat a continuation of the one that I wrote entitled “The Pleiades”.  This morning I had a chance to sit down, get into a relaxed state, and do some contemplation on how the Pleiadians seeded life on this planet.  When I do this sort of journeying, I just get really relaxed, using the breath, pose my question, and let go and see what comes up.

To recap, the previous information that I received showed how the templates were created for many forms of physical life, and how the divas, or consciousnesses from the constellation of Lyra were called in to embody these templates with life giving energy. 

Now, we are talking about several billions of years ago here.  A plan was made by the consciousness of our Milky Way Galaxy and what I would call a galactic council that was made up of members from advanced star systems in our galaxy.  A new planet was chosen that would serve as a combination of living library, repository of records, museum, and vacation spot for others in the galaxy.  As our earth was newly forming and had no life on it yet, it was the perfect place for this project. 

This is how the earth was seeded with life.  It all started with the basic templates created by the Pleiadians.  The first patterns would be for all of the simple organisms that were made up of a single or just a few cells, like amoebas, algae, etc.  These would terra form earth, creating an atmosphere and conditions that other more complex life forms could exist in.  Of course, this first stage would take many millions of years to complete. 

How did these life forms get here from the Pleiadian creation laboratories?  This is what I was shown.  A stargate opened up close to the planet, and vessel that looked like a giant version of a spinning top emerged.  This vessel was silver metallic and it directed its skinny pointed end towards the planet. 
It had been loaded up with all of the energetic patterns for the start of life that the Pleiadians had created.  The vessel then proceeded to eject all of these patterns into the space around the planet.  The patterns settled in layers with the simplest closest to the planet, and the most complex occupying the zones farthest away.  It was like a giant time release capsule!  The divas would embody the forms as soon as they drifted down to the earth’s surface, thus giving them life.  The earth was gradually terra formed, creating an atmosphere and a hospitable environment for more complex life forms. 

Now, I did not detect a moon around our planet.  There is a whole story about the moon being an artificial satellite created by the Pleiadians to carry life to our planet, but I am thinking that it contained more advanced life forms such as plants and some animals, birds and fish.  This is whole different story that may reveal itself to me later.  I am certain, however, that the moon arrived here via a stargate, and was not towed all the way from the Pleiades, as some have suggested.  As time went on, other advanced life forms were implanted here intact from their home star systems, too. 

In spite of all if the information that has recently come to me, I still do not feel that I have a direct connection to the Pleiadian ET race.  I do, however, feel that I was in some sort of observational or supervisory role for this huge project.  Keep in mind again that we are talking about several billions of years here, too.  We started out very simply, and things just kept getting more complicated from there. I am not even talking about the emergence of Homo sapiens, which was the result of a lot of trial and error and genetic tinkering by multiple ET races.  We are a fairly recent addition to all of this, and I would venture to say that we are more ET than native on the planet! 

June 10, 2018

Fire and Smoke

A few days ago, I did one of my favorite high elevation hikes.  Since it has been excessively dry here this year, I was curious to see how the wildflowers were doing up in the mountains.  I was pleasantly surprised to see an abundance of glacier lilies in the forest, and quite a few sky pilots up on the tundra at the top of the trail. 
Glacier lily
Sky Pilot
The other reason for choosing this particular trail was to get a view of a fire that had just broken out on another of my favorite trails in the same area.  My hope was to get above the smoke that was pretty much permeating the air of our whole area, but no luck.  The photo at the top of the post was my view of the “Burro” fire. 

What a difference a year makes!  The first photo below was taken on July 1st of last year, when we had lots of moisture in the mountains.  Quite a few of trails were muddy all summer, and snow drifts were encountered even into July.  The photo below that one was taken in the same spot a few days ago on June 9th.  Here we have a totally opposite situation with a dry and dusty trail, and very little moisture because of the drought. 

The lesson here?  Life on planet earth certainly has been challenging for a while now, and one never knows what is coming our way next.  That does not mean that we have to sit back and let our difficulties overwhelm us.  Keep in mind that you and you alone have the power over your life.  Be flexible and always have a backup plan.  Take our native wildflowers for example.  Because of the drought, some plants have not made an appearance at all this year, while others are thriving and even doing quite well.  Just like the plants, are you thriving even if you are encountering some difficulties, are you taking some time out to regroup, or have you buried your head in the sand and are trying to ignore it all?  None of these choices are wrong, as each of you, as the master of your destiny, will find the mode that is appropriate for you. 

While I was sitting at the high point of the trail observing the smoke from the Burro fire, I contemplated the energy of fire.  On the plus side, it is a really useful tool when one wants to create a combustion or transformation of something that has outlived its usefulness.  The light is released from the darkness or matter via the fire.  This is what takes place at the equinox and solstice fire ceremonies that I conduct at my house.  The fire is started, and we then wait until it is “friendly” before starting to work with it. 

The fire that is burning in our forests is not so friendly.  In fact, I detected a pretty angry and out of control energy with it.  It is destroying everything in its path.  BTW, are you this way when you get angry?  The occasional controlled burn is used in the forests throughout the west to clear out piles of debris that might pose a future fire hazard, and this is more of the friendly kind of fire.  When you want to process something that is making you angry, do you use this slow and steady method? 

There is a very large fire burning north of Durango, and it has not been contained because of the difficult terrain and high winds.  This fire started around June 1st, and I have been able to see the smoke from my street, even though it is about 65 miles away.  When I got back from my hike, I was shocked to see how the smoke plume had grown in a short amount of time.  Turns out that because of the wind, the fire had doubled quite suddenly.  Below is the photo taken from my street.  Not a friendly fire indeed! 


June 8, 2018

Hemp

This past week I got the opportunity to go with the Mesa Verde Gardeners group on a tour of a brand new local hemp growing facility.  Colorado has had legalized recreational and medicinal marijuana for a number of years now, and the hope is that a hemp growing industry will start to take hold in our state, too.

There are 2 ways to grow the hemp.  The first is called agricultural which is for the fiber, where the plants are planted close together so that they grow very tall with long fibers in the stems.  The second is called industrial hemp, which is used for medicinal hemp oil.  These plants are planted widely spaced so that the maximum numbers of flower buds can be harvested from each plant.  These dried buds then go through an extraction process to distill out the oil.  Acres of these plants have to be harvested to get a relatively small amount of oil, and that is why it is so expensive.  The healing compound in industrial hemp is CBD, or cannabidial.  It is not hallucinogenic. 

So getting back to the hemp operation, this facility clones plants to ship out to hemp farmers, who then plant these very small plants in their fields.  The facility has tens of thousands of cuttings in tiny pots on racks under plastic domes to keep the moisture in.  These clones are carefully tended with the right amount of organic fertilizer, light and ideal temperature until they are ready to ship out. 

It took me a while to get exactly what the cloning process was.  I was imaging some sort of weird genetic science taking place in a laboratory in a secret back room of the facility!  Not so.  It simply means that cuttings are taken from the ends of the branches of the mother plants, and then inserted into the dirt in the tiny pots.   

There were 2 other rooms where the mother plants were grown, with about 50 of them in each climate controlled room.  They were all at least 6 feet tall, and when I asked how old they were, I was astounded to learn that they had just been planted the previous November, so about 7 months old.  Hemp does fall into the “weed” category, and it grows very fast and aggressively, especially when all of its nutritional and climate requirements are met. 

Our group first entered the room where most of the clones were being grown.  Energetically, it felt like I was in a huge stadium of kindergartners with all of them talking and yelling out at once.  Wow!  It was a very energetically loud space.  The rooms with the mother plants were calmer, but with a more solid and somewhat aggressive energy.

It is interesting that all of these hemp plants came from a single genetic strain, so they are all genetically identical.  I would naturally assume that I would be dealing with a big group plant consciousness with a single voice, not the many thousands that were in that building.  Additionally, all of these plants were female!  This is because the female flowers are what is used to extract the CBD. 

Now, here is a weird science twist.  The owners of this facility want to start producing seed, since at this point, it is illegal to import hemp seeds into the state.  Hemp seeds and marijuana seeds are indistinguishable, hence the ban on the imports.  To produce seeds, the female flower must be fertilized with pollen from a male hemp plant.  But there are no males!  One of the owners told me that they can create male plants from female ones by applying colloidal silver to the growth nodes on the mother plants.  I wonder what the spirit of the hemp plant thinks about that?   

As I tune into the spirit of hemp now several days later, I am still astounded by the energy, strength and vitality of this plant.  No wonder its healing powers via the CBD are so strong as well.  If any of you are taking hemp oil for health reasons, I encourage you to tune into and communicate with the spirit of this plant.  It is my sense that if a dialog can take place, a communion and mutual respect will be the result, and your healing will be much more powerful.