February 28, 2020

A New Take on "Intention"

For a good many years now, so much has been made of the process of having an intent or creating an intention, especially in the metaphysical or spiritual realms.  I have made much use of this process, too, and have spoken of it at length to my students and clients.  Basically, it involves having an idea and a vision of what it is that you intend, and then giving it a big shot of emotional energy as rocket fuel before you release it into the cosmos.  So it is much more than thinking or visualizing what it is that you would like to manifest. 

Now, I am starting to rethink my whole philosophy around “intending”.  As I have mentioned in other posts, I am speaking to those of you who are reading this as humans who are on a spiritual evolutionary path, and thus open to moving outside of the box that most of humanity uses as their framework for life. 

Let’s start with a few basic premises.  Our path in life has been mapped out by our higher aspects before we are born.  At least the basic framework and big life events are predetermined.  Life is a process.  There are no goals!  What is the process?  It involves, even for those who are spiritually minded, putting one foot in front of the other, day by day, making your mistakes and learning from them.  By doing this, you create the tools you will need for your next steps. 

The ultimate goal is to get on the path that has been laid out for you.  You will know that this is happening when your body starts to feel more and more comfortable as you go along.  Your body is a barometer and BS meter.  It will let you know when you are off!  Eventually, your life purpose will be revealed to you.  So, look at the difference between making your path and finding your path.  What I am talking about here is finding your path. 

Now, let’s get back to intention.  If you remember that infamous movie, “The Secret”, where you were told that all you needed to do was to set a strong intent, and you could have anything that you wanted.  I would like to propose that all of that intending was generated by a fundamental sense of lack, limitation, and poverty consciousness.  It was not meant to help an individual find and get on their predetermined path through life.  This also reminds me of the issue of prayer.  Most of that is done from the same standpoint.  Wanting something that you feel you are missing.  Begging out of neediness. 

What to do about all of this?  I find that going through your day with an attitude of gratitude and appreciation, no matter what is going on or what you are experiencing helps smooth the way and keep you on the right track.  This attitude does not leave any room for lack and limitation at all, so there is nothing to intend for!   

I also like to say “teach me, show me, guide me”.  This sends the message to your Higher Aspects that you are willing to receive assistance in the form of intuition, helpful people, synchronicities, or possibly dreams.  Of course, this means that you also have to go through your day in an undistracted state and paying attention to what comes your way.  This can be hard for many, and that is another discussion altogether. 

So, the next time you pray for something, intent for something, or even repeat affirmations over and over, really examine what is generating that sense of lack, limitation, or feeling that something is missing from your life.  Do your best to process that issue.  I would also recommend my book “Traversing the Infinite Now”, which is full of helpful and easy ways to work your way through any difficulty. 

Above and below are photos from yesterday’s hike.  Enjoy! 

February 10, 2020

Melting Through the Mesh

I have been going to a meditation group here most Sundays as my schedule allows.  It is a nice group of people, with some non practicing Mormons among them.  It has also been a good way to learn about what goes on in Cedar City, in addition to meeting a great computer repair man.  On the down side, I am under the radar so far with my beliefs, the work with George Kavassilas, and having no chakras.  This is pretty much a New Age group who are unenlightened as to how our world really works on the multidimensional levels. 

Nevertheless, it is great to get together with somewhat like minded individuals every week.  The group leader leads a meditation, and the group energy always comes together nicely.  Since these people all still have their chakras, occasionally, the meditation deals with clearing and healing the chakras.  What do I do in those cases?

Taking advantage of the expanded group energy field, I go on my own journey!  During the meditation this past Sunday, as I expanded outwards, I encountered a blue mesh barrier.  The image above is an approximation.  I have encountered many similar barriers in the past.  This is just an example of how the matrix has barricaded planet earth so that it would be harder for us to expand and transcend this patterning.  And escape!!!

During my journey, I just traveled and allowed something to happen.  As I approached this blue mesh, a spot in front of me started to melt and distort, eventually opening up in a circular fashion.  What does this mean?  My interpretation is that if we have enough escape velocity and “heat” in the form of an elevated vibration, we can transcend and pass through any barrier. 

Bottom line, if it feels right, you can participate in group meditations that may not completely align with your spiritual philosophy.   You can use the elevated group energy to propel yourself forward.  Do your own thing! 

February 9, 2020

How to Work with a Crystal Skull

I collect crystal skulls.  It all started when I sat with “Max the Crystal Skull” in Missoula in 2002.  At that time, I purchased a very tiny skull from Joanne Parks, the guardian of Max.  That skull got packed away, as I moved to Colorado the following year.  In 2008, I attended the Durango Whole Expo, and there was a man there who had a booth featuring crystal skulls.  I was hooked, and have purchased quite a few since then. I immediately unearthed "Mini Max" and started my collection.  Over the years since then, I have kept most of my skulls, but there are many that I have given away. 

This week I received my very first gifted skull from a high school friend of mine.  All of the other skulls I own have been handpicked by me.  To do this, I just let the skull “speak” to me, either when I look at it, or feeling into the vibration when I pick it up.  The vast majority of skulls out there are composed of some type of quartz crystal, which can store and transmit energetic patterns.  Also, they can communicate with each other and share energetic information. 
So when you are shopping for a skull, and encounter a selection of them in a rock shop or perhaps a tourist venue, relax and are open to your impressions.  The skull that is meant for you may shout out to get your attention!  That is what happened when I sat with “Einstein the Skull of Consciousness” last year in Sedona.  His guardian had brought a selection of other skulls that were for sale, and the energy from one of them was so distracting that it was hard to concentrate on Einstein.  I didn’t even bother to look at the others. 

Your next step would be to pick up the skull and hold it.  How does your body feel?  How do your hands feel when you hold it?  Are you getting any energy flows?  At the same time, give it a good look over.  Do you like the style of the carving?  Is there any damage to it?  Remember that the size of the skull does not necessarily matter.  I have some very small ones that really pack a punch energetically.  When purchasing a skull, go with your guts and intuition. 

Once you have brought the skull home, I recommend cleaning it thoroughly.  I like to hold mine under cold running water, and then wipe it off completely to remove any imprints for people who have come in contact with it.  No special cleansers are necessary. 

In the case of my newly gifted skull, it was chosen by my friend with the help of the rock shop owner, since my friend didn’t know much about which skull to choose.  I have to say that the rock shop guy must have been really tuned in, because the skull is perfect for me.  It is a chevron amethyst.  In the photo here, you can see the chevron pattern on the top of the head.   
This is an especially potent spiritual stone.  Amethyst is also my birth stone, which my friend didn’t know.  You can also research the properties of any stone in books or the internet.

My next step, which would also be yours once you have cleansed your skull, is to sit quietly in a meditative state with the skull in your hands.  Once you have relaxed and tuned in, the first thing that you do is to ask your skull what its name is.  It is important to take the first name you get, no matter how strange it may sound.  Most of mine have given me their names, but I do have a few unnamed ones.  The 2 skulls that I bought from Einstein’s guardian were named by her, but when I asked them, I got different names.  Some of my skull’s names are Sun Dancer, Mama Love, Destiny, Claude, Ivan, Maya, Hunab Ku, The Traveler, Lover Boy, and George to name a few. 

Next, you might want to ask about what that skull’s energetic specialty is.  It could be healing, journeying, gathering some sort of information, comforting, or facilitating deep meditation.  You may also choose to not research the mineral that your stone is made of until you have received the above information. 

This is what I got for my newly gifted skull.  She is female, and would like to be called Dolly.  Her specialty is inner exploration.  I must note that the vast majority of skulls are male, perhaps because they are all as far as I know, carved by male carvers.  After I got this information from Dolly, I then looked up chevron amethyst, and found out that it is indeed a very powerful stone for journeying into your inner consciousness.

At this point, you can place your skull anywhere in your environment, and also work with it according to its area of expertise.  More information can be gathered, too.  It is important to mention that, since you are the creator and center of your reality, the skulls are actually mirroring back to you some aspect of yourself.  Because of this, working with crystal skulls is a great way to get to know who you are as a multidimensional being.  They all have a story to tell.  And most importantly, have fun!  Maybe you will catch skull fever, too!

February 8, 2020

In the Snow

At long last, today I was able to drive up into the mountains to go snow shoeing.  As you can tell from the photo above, it was a sunny day with a clear blue sky.  Temps were in the mid 30's. Perfect!  Here are some photos of the Deer Hollow Winter Recreation Area.
 Overlooking Navajo Lake.

On the way back down to Cedar City, I stopped to photograph some frozen waterfalls.

 And a roadside creek.

February 4, 2020

Reminders of Iceland

Today, after several inches of snow fell yesterday, we are in the deep freeze, with the AM temperature bottoming out at 6 degrees!  Fortunately, the past weekend was warm and balmy ahead of the cold front.  On Sunday, I hiked with a Meet Up group of ladies in La Verkin, which is in between Cedar City and St. George.   The hike started by going down a slope to walk along La Verkin Creek.  Most of SW Utah  has been volcanically active in the past, and old lava fields and cinder cones are common on the landscape.  This area was no exception.  I was immediately reminded of the volcanic landscape that I saw on my trip to Iceland last July.  It was very similar, and brought me right back to that unique and wonderful country.  Also, for me, the energy of lava is so primitive.  It takes me right to the heart of Mother Earth.   Below are some photos.

February 1, 2020

No Regrets

Last month, a new acquaintance asked me if I had any regrets about making my move here to Utah.   That question took me aback, since regret is not something that I have partaken of in many years.  I had to pause for a moment before I answered “no”. 

Such a simple question provided much food for thought, hence the topic for this blog post.  As usual, I am writing to you as if all of you are on an evolutionary spiritual path, and not one of the uninformed masses that constitute the bulk of humanity.  Because of that, I make certain assumptions as far as your spiritual path goes.  I also assume that many of you, if not all of you, are intending to have this lifetime be your last one stuck in the earthly 4D matrix. 

A spiritual path entails putting one foot in front of the other with each situation that arises, doing the best you can with the tools that you have, and not generating any new “karma” as you go through life.  On the other hand, we each were born with a loosely defined mission and plan that was decided by us before our birth.  If we trust that each and every situation comes our way because we have planned it that way, and that we are responding according to that plan to the best of our ability, and that no matter how things turn out, we can have no regrets.  Even the most horrific incident is no accident.  We must trust that in each and every moment, we are exactly where we are supposed to be! 

At this point, I love to paraphrase George Kavassilas.  He always recommends that you ask yourself “Why have I chosen this experience, and what do I expect to learn from it.”  Notice that this phrase indicates that you take full responsibility for each and every experience that you have.  That is the purpose of living a spiritual life! 

So it is not about following this or that teacher, or jumping onto any one else’s bandwagon, be it political, spiritual, environmental, etc.  Be the ultimate observer of your world, and at the same time, continue to monitor all of your inner responses.  If you know yourself completely, it is easy to make decisions and corrections as need be.  Ultimately, you may end up in the same place no matter what you do! 

As you can tell, I have no regrets about making this drastic move, as I knew that I was following my plan.  So far, everything has turned out marvelously. 

On a lighter note, yesterday I hiked with a ladies only Meet Up group on the Snow Canyon overlook trail.  If you look at the photo below, Snow Canyon is actually at the foot of the red rock cliffs in the background.  There is also a road down there where you can drive much closer to the red rocks. 

We were looking for “Jones Bones”.  He is lying beside the trail at the top. 

Throughout the years, hikers have created him, and apparently, his skeleton was originally made up of animal bones.  We suspected that the animals referred to in the warning sign carried off those bones, hence the need for plastic ones.  Just kidding! 

More photos of the hike.