June 23, 2019

What a Weekend!

As I write this, we are still within the 5 day window of the Summer Solstice.  What a marvelous weekend this has been!  First of all, my student/client and friend, Lindsay, came over from Denver to participate in all of the planned activities.  She has a high pressure job and was looking forward to having some down time.  I know that she was not disappointed! 

On Friday night, I hosted my annual Summer Solstice shamanic fire ceremony here at my house.  Even though about half of the participants were new to this kind of activity, the group merged seamlessly and rattled and chanted as one.  That doesn’t always happen!  The weather forecast called for windy and rainy conditions, so I did my shaman’s best and worked with the weather before the ceremony started.  The wind died down, and except for very few sprinkles at the start, we were dry and comfortable.  Once we really got going, a pillar of higher dimensional energy was sent straight up from the fire into the sky.  To my surprise, a return flow came from above and down upon all of us.  I directed everyone to soak it up like a sponge!  Right now, I can still feel that energy.  It was very powerful. 

Yesterday, Saturday, I planned a hike for Lindsay.  Since she lives in Denver, she does not get that kind of activity very often.  My friend Kathleen came along, too.  We were originally going to go northeast into the mountains, but the weather forecast called for blustery winds and big rain, so we went to plan B, which was to go west over to Bluff, Utah, and hike to the Procession Panel instead.  Normally, the temps would be in the mid to high 90’s in Bluff this time of year, but because of the cold front moving through, we only hit the high 70’s.  Very unusual!  So we experienced a day with a slight breeze, no bugs, and no other hikers.  There were plenty of wildflowers to enjoy, too.  At the top of this post is a panoramic photo of the rock art panel.  I have also written about it several times in this blog if you would like to look back on previous posts. 

Briefly, the main feature of this panel is a circle with 4 streams of “people” going into it. 

All of the animals and other figures on either side of this circle and below it are facing it, and thus will end up in there as well.  My interpretation of this probably does not match up with the archeological explanation, as I prefer the spiritual/ shamanic view.  I also like to put my hand on any rock art, stone structure, or megalith to tune into the energy that is imprinted into the rock, thus gathering information.  Since the circle is up fairly high, I was barely able to get my hand into the lower part of the circle.  Lindsay is taller than I am, and she had better luck.  Here she is below.

When I tuned in, I was propelled down a corkscrew tunnel or worm hole, to a vast energy field of pale golden light.  I was absorbed into this field, becoming totally one with it.  No identity, no imprints, just unity with that energy.  Then, all kinds of energy started being flung out from this golden field.  My interpretation, we all end up there eventually to be absorbed and recycled into primal matter to start the creative process all over again.   When Lindsay tuned in, she got the word “graduation”.  Cool!  Was this what the creator of this fabulous rock art panel depicting?  We may never know, but it should be acknowledged that these ancient people and shamans may have known more than we do about traveling in the realms beyond the physical.  I think that this rock art was depicting a star gate.

Our day in Bluff was topped off by a very interesting visit to the Bluff Visitor’s Center and a mid afternoon lunch at the Twin Rocks CafĂ©.  A delightful day all around.

To finish up the weekend, we had a launch here at my house on Sunday morning, with Lindsay also participating. Even though everyone chooses their own intent for their launch, and they are always different from each other, most of us today got information related to dropping any baggage or heavy energy that we are carrying so that we can complete our journey back to Source when the time is right.

My intent was to further investigate the energy of the previously day’s rock art star gate.  Once I was launched, I rapidly passed through a zone of energy where there were a lot of 4th dimensional patterns and energy flows.  Not a place where one wants to linger.  Upon approaching and entering that familiar golden field of energy, I ran smack into a golden wall.  Wow!!  On the surface of this wall was a pinpoint opening where a brilliant white light was shining through. This opening was too small for me to go through, so I applied gratitude and appreciation to get it to melt and widen.  That worked! 

As soon as I penetrated the wall though the once tiny opening, I became red hot lava that was flowing everywhere.  Talk about primal energy!  The last impression before being called back was of floating above a planet that was covered with green grass and trees.  My launching experience dovetails with the experience the day before.  When our time in this reality is complete, we merge with the “All That Is” clean and clear only to be recycled and returned to another place and time to start the process all over from scratch.  We are certainly infinite beings having a myriad of infinite experiences. 

Now off to bed after a very busy, full and elevating weekend.  Hope most of you had a great solstice weekend, too. 

June 16, 2019

A Highly Sensitive Person

Yes, that’s me.  I never realized that my difficulties with crowds and family holiday gatherings were because I fell into the “highly sensitive category”.  I always thought that I was being unreasonable and difficult if I wanted to leave an event early.  Then I discovered a book entitled “The Highly Sensitive Person” by Elaine Aron.  About 15-20% of the population is in the highly sensitive category, and the majority of my clients are also highly sensitive.  With my students, the percentage is higher than in the general population, but not as high as with my clients. 

The major issue with a highly sensitive person is that they tend to get over stimulated easily.  This might happen in social gatherings or at work, interactions with verbally or energetically aggressive people, loud sounds or lights, or even some medications.  I always said that I could get high on an aspirin!  They then develop unhealthy and non productive behaviors to cope with that overstimulation.  This might involve numbing out with drugs or alcohol, having anger issues, or even withdrawing from society altogether.   If you suspect that you might be in this category, you can take a test on the internet here.  Then if you are a highly sensitive, I recommend that you get the book if you don’t have it already. 

The reason I am bringing this up now is that I have hit a major snafu with my Controlled Remote Viewing training.  I started my training with Lori Williams last December.  She teaches Lyn Buchanan’s CRV protocol.  With the holidays and all, I didn’t start working targets until early January.  It was then that I realized that the training was not really good.  It is all on line. Even if you take the courses in person, which I did twice, there is no one-on-one personal work with Lori.  It is hard to even get questions answered. 

When I realized that the training wasn’t the way it should be, I tried to switch to another of Lyn’s instructors, also on line only, but she was booked up and couldn’t take me.  So I went through the 3 courses and did a lot of research to try and fill in the blanks.  At that point, the other instructor was able to take me for tutoring to help fill in the blanks.

Here is where the trouble started.  Even thought I gave her a specific list of the basics that I needed help with, after a few very productive sessions, she began to give me some pretty advanced techniques to learn.  The problem was that with a still shaky foundation in the work, I wasn’t getting it.  This is where the over stimulation came into play.  I was not able to adequately integrate the new techniques, and they began to pile up on me.  My stress levels started to rise, and I totally screwed up that week’s homework target.  Crash!!!  I think that I cried off and on for about a week before telling that instructor that her methods weren’t working for me, and I had to discontinue working with her.  I had really been thrown off of my game, and it took that whole week to recover. 

It had been so so very long since I got myself into an overstimulation situation.  Years in fact!  Being highly sensitive is not something that ever goes away, or can be healed out of you.  It is a matter of creating a lifestyle that is harmonious with that trait, which I have done.  Even with all of the years of teaching workshops, and traveling through crowded airports and foreign countries, I never got overstimulated, so this took me by surprise. 

What have I done with my CRV training?  I am still very passionate about learning this, and even in spite of the difficulties, I have done much better at it than the majority of Lori’s students.  I will be starting over with my third instructor in mid-August.  It is a different method, and will be in person with only one other student.  I will not name names now, but will divulge that information after I have been to the first class.  Hoping that the third time will be the charm!  If any of you are considering CRV training, please get in touch and we can talk about all of the options available. 

BTW—the photo above was taken from my yard this morning.  As I crossed to the back of the yard to catch this shot, my outdoor cat Mr. Snowflake followed me and started yelling!  Really loud.  I think he was hungry. 

June 14, 2019

What a Difference a Year Makes

As regular readers of this blog will recall, my area of the southwest United States was in an extreme drought last year.  Everything was dry, and a lot of the spring wildflowers didn’t even come up or bloom.  Now we have the totally opposite situation, where there has been a big excess of moisture in the form of snow falling in the local mountains over the winter.  In fact, there is still so much of it to be seen, that problems are starting to arise.

We are having our typical warm June weather, so the snow is melting very fast.  Our local river, the Dolores, has hit flood stage and may start breaching its banks.  Normally, I would be hiking up in the mountains at the 10,000 foot elevation level by now, but I thought I’d try a lower elevation hike yesterday just to see what the conditions were like. 

After the hike, I stopped at the Rico Forest Service Office to inquire about conditions at higher elevations, and was told that most of the smaller roads and trails are still snow covered and impassible, with many trees that have fallen onto the roads and trails.  It will take a lot of man power to clear those trees, and the snow will just have to melt on its own.  In addition to that, a lot of the hiking trails have turned into creek beds with running water from the melting snow.  Not my preferred way to hike!

So, my hike took me up the Horse Creek Trail, which is just north of Rico, Colorado.  It involves about an hour’s hike up a road, and then continuing on a foot path from there.  Below are some photos from yesterday’s hike.

This photo is looking back down the trail.  You can see a bit of the road on the left.  What looks like a big snow bank is  actually the remains of the winter snow piled up over the Horse Creek creek bed. 

Here is a photo looking at the spot where the creek emerges from underneath the snow bank.
Looking up the trail with the hiking road.
The next 2 photos show the debris from an avalanche that came down a side creek, blocking the road.  If you look carefully, you can see a waterfall in the distance.

Snow on the road.
Snow on the foot path blocking further passage.
A side creek coming out of a snow cave.

June 13, 2019

Prickly Pear Cactus

Yesterday, I needed to go into town to do some errands, and took the opportunity to visit a local nature preserve to see what might be blooming.  What a delightful surprise to find prickly pear cactus in full bloom!  The colors ranged from pale lemon to a golden yellow, all shades of pink from pale to fuchsia, and even some light orange or apricot color.  I was wearing sandals, so I had to pick my way very carefully between the cactus plants, and and at the same time, keeping an eye out for a possible snake encounter.  Below are some of the best blooms.  My next post will feature what I encountered hiking part way up into the mountains today.