October 19, 2021

Your Own Work

 

Spiritual evolution is due to only your own efforts.  No one else can do it for you.  Certainly information and guidance can be gotten from a teacher or group.  How many times have you listened to or read words from a spiritual teacher that really resonated with you, as if you already knew that particular information?    That is because you do know it on some level, and just needed to be reminded.

In the end, you alone are in charge of your journey.  Certainly it can be helpful to expose yourself to a variety of teachings and processes.  These teachings should emphasize giving you tools that you can embrace and use to your advantage. Healing work with a practitioner can also be helpful, as long as you do not depend on the healer too much.  That is why I assign every client of mine some homework to do in between sessions.  This ultimately puts the burden for the healing on them and not on me. 

This past week I received an inappropriate and nasty e-mail from a long time reader of this blog.  This person seems to think that George Kavassilas and I have been promising some kind of magic formula for a person’s evolution, and that we have failed in this regard.  I can honestly say that if someone takes all of the information we have put out there and makes a really good effort with the practices, that evolution will happen.  Needless to say, the person in question is disturbed and unbalanced and seriously needs some help.  This is not the first time that I have received an inappropriate message from this person, but this time was the worst. 

Getting back to the topic at hand, this also applies if you are involved in a relationship or a spiritual group.  In a recent class that I taught, a participant asked if she and her new partner could evolve together spiritually.  She was quite disappointed when I said no, because of the above reasons.  Each must do their own work independently, and if they keep pace with each other, great, but that rarely happens as far as I have observed.  This is quite common with spiritual power couples running organizations, too. 

Back in the 90’s when I was involved with several of these groups, the theory that was promoted was that the one holding the higher vibration and doing their work could gradually raise up the other of a lower vibration.  In actuality, the one of the lower vibration can start to shatter energetically when constantly exposed to a higher vibration that they cannot keep up with.  The end result is not a pretty picture. 

So when you hear that “we” are ascending, expanding, transitioning to 5 D, that just isn’t true.  Individuals may be doing that, but not the group as a whole.  Higher vibrating group members cannot lift up lower vibrating ones.  Each must do their own work.  

I have written before about the splitting of the world.   This is still going on.  Those who are evolving can sense that they are in a different reality than those who are not.  It can make interpersonal interactions problematic at times, especially when interacting with friends and loved ones.  I encourage all of you to stay the course and do not get caught up in the doings of others.  Be your own teacher and guide.  You will profit greatly in the end! 

October 16, 2021

First Snow

 

A few days ago, Cedar City got an unprecedented early snow fall of about a foot!  We still have a lot of leaves on the trees, and the fall colors are just starting to come out.  Luckily, all of that snow is now melting.

Yesterday I went up to Cedar Breaks National Monument to photograph the snow.  I was surprised to see quite a few tourists there, and families were playing in the snow with children making snow men.  Snow shoe season will be here soon.  Enjoy!


 





October 5, 2021

Tarot

 

I very rarely recommend specific products, but in this case, I thought I'd pass this information along.  A few weeks ago, my friend Sabrina had attended a stage show featuring George Noory of Coast to Coast fame, in addition to several other presenters.  One of the presenters was John Hogue, the Nostradamus scholar.  Sabrina was impressed by his use of the Osho Zen Tarot deck to answer a question from the audience.  

Over the years, I have dabbled in the Tarot, and in recent years, for a New Year's prediction, I pull cards from 4 of my favorite decks.  I was drawn to getting this deck, and wow!  I am really impressed.  I've been pulling one card at the start of each day, and occasionally a second card in the same day if I have a specific question.  The results have been right on and quite accurate.  

I do realize that one has to have a strong resonance with a deck to get accurate results.  Apparently I do with this one.  As always, follow your guidance as far as this recommendation goes. 

October 3, 2021

High Country Aspens

As of this writing, all of these trees are way past prime.  Fall is moving along quickly up in the mountains this year!







October 2, 2021

Upper Antelope Canyon

Finally, our last day of the trip had arrived.  After checking out of our hotel, we drove into Page to get on vans that would take us east to the Upper Antelope Slot Canyon for a really fascinating experience.  A slot canyon is created by water action underground that has carved out a slot in the sandstone.  It is defined as a slot canyon if you can reach out your arms and touch both sides at the same time.   Upper and lower Antelope canyons are both on the Navajo reservation.  There are many slot canyons in southern Utah and northern Arizona, all in sandstone formations.

Our van took us quite a ways along a broad and sandy creek bed to the opening of the canyon.  Each group of about 10 people had their own guide.  We had a very interesting and helpful Hopi man named Earnest. Here he is before leading us into the canyon.

So here are some of the photos of the slot.





Earnest played his flute for us.  Just imagine the soft musical notes echoing in that underground space. 

More photos.





I did not get a photo of the entrance to the canyon, but this dark opening is where we came out the other side.  Then we took a newly constructed metal staircase and ramp up and over the hill on the top of the canyon back to our vehicle. 
The drive back to St George wasn’t overly long, but it was good to be back on home turf.  After a really nice farewell dinner, I drove back home instead of staying that last night. 

I want to thank everyone who participated in this journey.  This was a very nice group of people, which is more than I can say for some trips that I have been on!  Perhaps our paths will cross again, and I would be delighted.

October 1, 2021

Colorado River

 

Our trip was winding down, and we had 2 great events coming up.  Today, we had a raft trip down a section of the Colorado River.  I had never done this before, and was really looking forward to it. 

After going through security at the river raft company in Page, we were bused down the underground tunnel that was created during the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam, which was between 1956 and 1966. This dam created Lake Powell.  We ended up coming out of the tunnel at the water’s edge.  More security personnel were on scene.  Imagine the havoc that would be created if the dam was breached. 


The raft trip started near the dam, and took 3 ½ hours and covered 15 miles to the take out at Lee’s Ferry.  We passed many people in all sorts of water craft on the river.  Some were fishing, others kayaking or paddle boarding.  Motorized boats were buzzing up and down.  What fun! This is what our raft looked like.

Here is the lovely Colorado River in the Glen Canyon.





About an hour into the trip, we pulled over to a beach area that also offered camping for other boaters.  The highlight here was the rock art, which included rare depictions of pronghorn antelope. 


Further down, we rafted around Horseshoe Bend.  This is what it looks like from the overlook in a photo that I took in 2008.

We were floating around from right to left.  Since the last time I had been there, a platform with a railing was created for the safety of the visitors who were looking down from above.  Here is a close up of the people way up at the railing. 
We were far below on the river, yelling to get their attention.  I am not sure if they heard us or not!
Going around the bend.

During this whole trip, and in several areas, we were looking for desert big horn sheep.  The place where I have always seen them is at the east side of Zion National Park.  None were ever evident until today.  Our raft guide was keeping her eyes peeled in an area where they had been seen before, and wouldn’t you know it, she saw 2 of them up on a high rocky slope, a male and a female.  Here is a photo of the male sheep. 
More Colorado River.  At this point we are exiting the Glen Canyon and the surrounding cliffs are not as steep.



Taking out at Lee’s Ferry, which is the only area along this stretch of the river where this is possible.

These are river rafts being launched for people who were floating down the Grand Canyon.

On our way back to Page, we stopped at the Navajo bridge.  Prior to its construction in 1929 when more and more auto traffic was coming through the area, the only way that cars could cross the river was at Lee's Ferry 5 miles upstream.  In the evening, California Condors roost on the bridges for the night.  We were too early to see that. 



Looking WAY down at the river! 

What a great day!