Beauty Beyond the Chaos
the State of the Planet Update
by Isaac George
May 14th, 2021
Back on September 11th, 2001 I was sleeping peacefully at my lover’s home in Eugene, Oregon. In a moment we were abruptly awakened by the phone ringing. She picked it up and her face turned to horror as a friend back in Virginia alerted us to the attacks on the World Trade Center complex in New York City. As she listened, he told her about the collapse of the South Tower as it happened before his eyes. In my head, I heard the words “It’s all a setup…do not lapse into fear.” We got up, showered quickly and dressed, and headed over to my house to watch thing unfold on my roommate’s big screen television.
Watching the constant reruns of the towers going down, hearing the chatter between reporters and cameramen and the hosts in various newsrooms, I could not shake the feeling that I was being brainwashed. After two hours, the numbness and shock set in, and we could not watch another moment. My senses were in overwhelm and I felt assaulted. I had to go out into Nature to regain my bearings. After much reflection and quiet, I restored my connection to my inner guidance and to that place in Universal Love that let me know that everything was okay.
Shortly afterwards I had to fly back to Virginia to conduct a mystery school workshop, and I was able to go to the airport, and fly on a mostly empty jet to the East Coast. Nothing got to me during that journey or the one back. The searches and pat downs, the automatic weapons being carried by guards in the airport…none of mattered to me. Of course, I did not believe the official story for one second and I knew that like the JFK event, this was an engineered act. After all, my inner voice confirmed that within seconds of my knowledge of 9/11 happening. I was saddened by the loss of life that day, and I knew that many more would lose their lives in the aftermath. I could not prevent any of what happened, nor what was to come. However, I also would not allow myself to be shifted from that solid ground of my own spirit.
In the middle of March of 2020, we all experienced a new 9/11, but one that would reverberate around the planet. After JFK, MLK, RFK, the Vietnam War (almost got sent over), Gulf War 1, 9/11, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the shock of Brexit and Trump, and now Covid-19, it has been one step up of chaos fear each time. Now the ‘enemy’ is supposedly and invisible one. Well, that is metaphorically closer to the mark than most realize, but that is also a discussion for another time. Today, I wish to focus on what we can do, indeed must do, to mitigate this irrational blanket of fear and the division it fosters. We need to find and cultivate the reminders that this world is not a dangerous place, that we do have a choice in how we wish to feel about our lives, and we also have a choice to empower ourselves so that we do not succumb to the merchants of fear.
The first place to begin is the issue of trust. This is tied to self-empowerment in significant ways. Do you trust yourself? Do you trust in God-Goddess-Creator-Universe? Do you trust your own body and the divine intelligence within it? Do you trust Nature? Did you know that there is a world ‘out there’ that is unaffected by the headlines? Trust is the cornerstone. When I was channelling, AA Ariel use to bang on about faith. “Faith is the science of knowing. If you know you are safe, that you are loved, that you are more powerful and creative than your ego mind would have you believe, then you would joyfully live a life of risk. You would know that you are eternal, even if the body and personality is not. Know that and you are free.” She was not advocating blind faith, but a faith anchored in the realm of the Absolute. I like that, and always have.
Those who are in deep fear these days have forgotten these principles, these foundational truths. They trust the science they say, but science is an imperfect set of postulates and theories, most of which arose from a study of biology and chemistry based on a mechanistic perception of Nature. Nature is not a machine, but machine-based intellects will always see that and nothing more. Your body is living physical evidence of the holographic energetic signature of your soul and its extensive combined experiences with others and the Universe at large. We are “integral” with the fabric of Creation, not mere objects in space observing what is happening, or thinking it is all happening to us or because of us. It is both/and!
I recommend looking past the appearances of the current theatre of chaos and spend a bit of time with the beauty of your own being, the beauty in Nature, the wonder of the stars above (try to ignore those satellites) and look with awe at the tiniest of creatures that are out in your garden or the woods living and loving no matter what calamities seem to be unfolding in the human drama. I am not saying to ignore what has been happening, but to make a clear space away from it on a regular basis so that you might begin to trust Life, your life, and this entire experience we are living through. As improbable as this may sound, ultimately you and I chose to be here at this time.
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it is also a quality that stands on its own and does not depend on our observation. Desiring to see beauty even in adversity, will help us to manage what it is we are all doing. We all yearn for a better experience. Perhaps it is not so far-fetched to imagine re-visioning and re-creating the Earth as a Paradise, and new Eden. By the way, that is the theme of my next ‘Revealing the Mysteries’ radio show this Sunday. See the details below for that.
Finally, we are not ever alone. Prayer does work, and as the call for aid and understanding goes out it is always answered back in some form. Since we do not know what we do not know, a beginner’s mind and childlike trust is essential. It also helps to be as wise as an owl, so we never allow ourselves to have that trust abused ever again.
Until next week, when I share what I feel the Total Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius is about, onwards in love and…
Blessings on your journey,
As always, I am at your service as a mentor and midwife to assist you in understanding your position in the Big Story of your life and stop focusing on the little story. Click here for an opportunity to discuss what sort of guidance, healing and support you long for.
When - Sunday, May 2nd, 2021
6:30pm BST, 1:30pm EDT, and 10:30am PDT
Where - https://www.kindasound.org/
Times of crisis are like novel super-learning curves. They just will not leave us alone…or so it seems. I myself, possibly you, and the world at large appears to be suffering inside a nightmare that has no apparent end. Not all is lost however, we still have access to something beyond the noise and discord.
Step with me into an hour of immersion with Source Consciousness and Sophia the Planetary Wisdom Goddess, dreaming things into being through love and magic…allowing ourselves to drop our shoulders, drop our defences and once again remind ourselves that we are never alone in any struggle. Reminding ourselves of how divine our humanity is. We no longer can afford to place our sovereign natures into the hands of external authority, no matter how well-intentioned it appears to be.
If we want a new world, a new Eden, we will have to stand up for it. However, it begins with where our alignment rests. If that is sitting with fear and anxiety, then that will be our experience. If we select beauty, awe, and connection, then anything can be possible. Even a new Eden. Let us play!
by Isaac George
July 19th 2016
I was going to write up a big deal blog all about the Full Moon in Capricorn, and why it’s so important and what you can do with the energies, and what it is you probably SHOULD be doing with the energies (oops, there’s that Saturn policeman again) and how it’s all gonna be amazing, etc. Then, I got a grip and wondered…perhaps there’s more to Life than astrology, and portals, and timelines, and learning curves? Hmmm…I do hope you’re as tired as I am of the incessant push, push, push that’s been happening.
Granted, there’s absolutely so much going on all at the same time that it’s probably part of the reason tempers are frayed and we’re all exhausted from one thing happening after another. There’s a shortage of sanity out there, and surely we’re all wondering whatever happened to that life of carefree ease that was promised to us at the beginning of the Age of Computing. The Jetsons was an animated American television series that seemed to hold out a Utopian vision of what things would be like when we all had this free time that automation and the digital age would bring us. Of course, it was just a story about suburban America that was jazzed up with a dash of the future, but perhaps we all hoped it’d really turn out that way. Well, it didn’t, and it hasn’t. But don’t lose heart and stop reading, not just yet. I’ll get to the good stuff...really.
Stress defeats the purpose of magic. I’ll repeat that. Stress defeats magic.
When we relax, we can feel more magic. When we relax…we can be magical.
There is Full Moon in the sign of Capricorn tomorrow, and it’s in the energy of “get this done, do that now, etc.” Responsibility is the first keyword of Capricorn, and the Moon is a raw form of feeling or emotion. The Sun is in Cancer, and concerned with security and nurturing above all else. The Crab has a hard shell…and for good reason. It’s a tough world out there…and protection is required. This particular configuration comes in strong proximity to the planet Pluto in the birth chart of the United States of America. This could be very telling, so watching what happens in America right now may just provide some clues of how we can avoid too much seriousness…and the security/paranoia-based polarity that goes with it. A nation is, after all, a collection of individuals who have a belief system about themselves and their heritage and its traditions. I even caught myself today wondering if we’ve made astrology into another belief system. There’s ‘hmm’ number two.
Indigenous humans lived by a different code…rather than a belief system. They listened to their natural surroundings, to Nature’s signs and messages. The observed how things worked and allowed themselves to be taught by the plants and the animals. They followed the cycles and rhythms of their bodies and the dreams that came into their minds. They lived magically. Yes, there were dangers, and hard times, and tragic losses here and there. But they were deeply in touch with themselves and the environment. I feel we’ve lost some of that magic, and we replaced it with religion, and then science. However, I also feel that as a race, we are now yearning to return to the primordial state, but with a more fully developed individuated ‘self’. To re-create this sense of tribal belonging, without warfare and drama, may be directly tied to our ability to cultivate our magical ways again.
We’re coming full circle. All of the astrological cycles since 2012 are of a quality of dismantling and dissolving things, rather than about building on top of the previous civilization in the same manner that we’ve seen in the past. Our unconscious habits represented by Karma are being pushed out of our individual and collective unconscious so that we have to confront, deal and heal them. Our structures and institutions based on patriarchal and oppressive hierarchies are shaking and swaying under multiple pressures and overarching complexity. Our acquired beliefs, whether religious, philosophical or secular, are coming under scrutiny. Something seems to be going terribly wrong very very rapidly. To some it may feel like being in a car at high speed and discovering that the brakes aren’t working.
What can we possibly think, say or do to effectively utilize whatever is being offered to us by the potentials of this Full Moon? There are so many planets and points involved, creating two major geometric forms, one 7-pointed (Grand Septile) and one 12-pointed (12th Harmonic) that it would make non-astrological types go a bit batty trying to understand it! So I better not go there I reckon. Instead, I will recommend a much simpler and more magically oriented process. [The chart for today's Full Moon is provided below]
Get your head and your heart on the same page. Breathe, dance, make love, or meditate. In other words, RELAX! Someway, somehow, stressing about what you want, what you need, isn’t going to cut it. Get in touch with something bigger than you’ve allowed yourself to receive. Ask for it...in more than one way.
I’d also recommend that whatever it is you’re wanting to co-create with the Cosmos, that you cultivate a willingness to surrender it. Desire whatever it might be with your whole being, and how it would FEEL if you had this or that situation, person or thing in your world. Then, ask and state that you are ready to receive what is for your highest or best good AND for the highest and best good of everyone else. Write it out, daydream about it. Not with obsession. Just think about it with the feeling you want then just forget it. Right, you heard me. Forget it. Don’t keep going on about “it”. That’s the old way, the micromanaging way.
As we move more and more into fluidity, the wisdom of practical magic will become more apparent. It’s done in each moment, rather than according to some blueprint or strategic plan. That methodology may become more and more problematic in the future as the higher dimensional energies are not at all structured in the same way as we’ve been accustomed to. Things won’t happen instantaneously all the time, but synchronicity and magic will eventually replace what we were brought up believing was the only way to survive in this world. If we want to be moving from striving to thriving, we’ll need a whole new awareness and willingness to make the shift real. The Aboriginals in Australia refer to the Dreamtime, and the Dreaming of the world. The Gnostic documents claim that this planet and ourselves were "dreamed" into manifestation. There were no formulas, slide rules, or complicated rituals. It was all done with the magic of love, desire and imagination. If 'they' can do it, why can't we?
Often I run into my negative talk scenario, and most of us have had to deal with this at some point or another, the annoying ‘glass ceiling’ of limiting beliefs or low self-worth that was drummed into us in childhood, or perhaps even inherited from our parent’s DNA. However, we can’t afford to invest in that misplaced energy any longer, and the quickest way to heal it is to just love it till it begins to melt. Don’t look to assign blame, or loop around in it and wonder “why?” Just love it and get on with it, the best way you know how. There are myriad tools (like EFT) out there, but investigate and employ what works for you, not the other person.
Okay. that’s it for the magic show. No card tricks, disappearing bunnies or missing watches suddenly reappearing. I sincerely pray and desire for all of us to get through whatever we think of as the challenges of these times, and to arrive into a new sense of community and caring in the not too distant future. May we just do our very best, in our own ways, and support each other too.
Dream well, and dream big....and as one of my favorite authors once wrote: "Dreams don't come true...they are true."
If that's case, magic and dreams are very practical indeed!
Blessings and Love,
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A Sacred Pathway
by Isaac George
11th November, 2015
Well, it’s 11:11. This date is etched in my memory for many reasons.
By November 1994 the spontaneous kundalini awakening I had been experiencing since January was finally calming down enough that I could start socializing a bit. I ran into an old friend who invited me to the first channelling event I had ever been too. Some ex-investment banker named Loren was channelling an entity named Jabbar. I was clueless. The night of November 10th, 1994 I was in the audience. The channelling began, and this big hulk of a man seemingly turned into a shuffling character that reminded me of a Chinese Shaolin monk. Speaking in an odd accent and time signature, he addressed that packed meeting room about “ascension” symptoms, like seeing triple digit numbers on clocks and license plates of cars…seeing 4:44, 5:55, 1:11, and especially, 11:11. He talked about it being 11:11 the next day. As I sat there transfixed, I realized that my cheeks were wet with tears. I’d been having these experiences for 11 months now, and here was a roomful of 50 people all going through the same thing? I didn’t know what to think or say.
Now I am going to fast forward to 1998. I’d moved to Sedona, Arizona the previous March, and without wanting it to happen, and in fact resisting it every step of the way, I began channelling a being named Archangel Ariel. My first public event was on November 11th, 1998. I sat among another 50 or so people and I don’t recall much of anything that happened. It do remember it was recorded, and people afterwards were wowed and grateful. What followed on from that was six years of road travel to facilitate private sessions, group presentations and workshops, and also having my newsletter -based channelled messages published in New Age publications worldwide.
My long-running tour pretty much culminated during the week of November 11th, 2003 on the Big Island of Hawaii. For two consecutive years I had been invited to Kailua-Kona to co-facilitate Dolphin Swim Seminars with Joan Ocean. These were magical times for me, and very powerful too. The Harmonic Concordance was happening on November 8th, 2003, and I was slated to do a public channelled event at the Royal Kona Resort on the night of 11:11. Another magical night, made more so by that fact I met the woman that evening I would marry the following September…in Scotland!
The time signature of 11:11 also figures prominently in another year around November 10th-11th, 2013. I was attending a conference in London that weekend about lucid dreaming, out of body experiences and shamanic practices. The “moment” of significance was the keynote talk by Tim Freke on the evening of November 10th, and a flurry of correspondences with a dear friend that happened the next day – November 11th. It was the start of many huge changes that would proceed from that weekend to the present time.
Today is also a New Moon in Scorpio, at 19 degrees of Scorpio at 5:47pm GMT. The Sabian Symbol for this is 20 Scorpio, which has current significance for me, as I’m about to spill the beans about a major change in my work. The Symbol is:
“A Woman Drawing Aside Two Dark Curtains That Closed The Entrance To A Sacred Pathway”
(from The Sabian Symbols by Lynda Hill)
So, what this is saying to me is so timely, I can hardly believe it. For about four years now I have been putting myself out there as an astrologer, a soul-based or evolutionary astrologer to be exact. I’ve always been into astrology, and it was a major part of my healing journey in the wake of my spiritual emergence/Kundalini awakening 21 years ago. I enjoy it immensely, and felt that it would be a natural replacement part for my old channelling/counselling function, so I could use my intuitive abilities in a different context. However, just recently it came to my attention that; 1) being an astrologer wasn’t financially supporting me, 2) there are many more people who are out there doing astrology for a living than there were five years ago…the market is a bit saturated, and 3) it is NOT, professionally speaking, my first love. It does utilize all my natural listening, counselling, intuitive and psychological skills, but something’s been missing. The past two weeks, the missing components have been returning.
I don’t intend to go into giving you an entirely new CV right here, but I have come to realize something very important. I have been hiding out…been keeping certain parts of who I am in the shadows all these years. With all the talk of showing up as authentically as possible, I am now repatriating some of the biggest gifts, skills and genius that I’ve always had right there, just where I could tap into them if I needed them, then conveniently put them out of sight again. My first love is Love itself. What I know goes with that is my intense desire and passion to help others break free…to live from authentic passion…and yes, with Desire.
My Kundalini experience was multi-fold. It was triggered by some astrological transits, I know that, but the ignition point was love. Love of the Divine Feminine and Nature, and it was spiritual, cosmic, intimate, sexual, emotional, and very transformational. It reminded me of the “I” within, and has taken me back to Nature and the knowing that this planet is a living Entity. My First Love includes relating, relationships, communication, communing, feeling our feelings fully, sacred intimacy with safety and boundaries, the merging of the senses, Spirit and Self, to assist others to live in the way that is from their truest and greatest vision of Who They Are. And, it’s about returning to our nature, and to Nature. This is the core of all our healing work.
This may all be sounding and looking like a hodgepodge at the moment, but it will get more concise as I work with it. This past week has been some of the most profound reconnections to inner guidance that I’ve had in ages. I’m receiving visions and direction on how to revise my work, and how I want to share it. It is a work in progress, but it is going very fast. Thanks for you for your patience, as this is just writing itself at the moment.
So, the website is undergoing changes already. I’m going to get out in front of people more. I was going to teach an online introduction to astrology course, and although I love to teach, this subject is so broad, so deep and complicated, that I am feeling to let it go in favor or a series of webinars and podcasts on key subjects (which I love and know inside and out) that I know you will be most interested in. Then I will begin crafting courses with practical applications that yield real results! I will continue to use my astrological skills in the context of coaching, mentoring and some group work and webinars. It is relevant, but I see that there are many other very important ways in which I can create a greater impact and love what I do more, and not (hopefully) have to strive to make a living to express my unique Genius. If I can help a few of you do that too, then it’s all worth it.
Look for more in the next few blogs…I’m going to be enjoying seeing what happens next. Whatever happens, it will be done from the heart.
Have a blessed 11:11, wherever you are. I love you.
The Best in Us
by Isaac George
November 26th, 2013
I travelled to London earlier this month to attend the Gateways of the Mind Conference* on consciousness, lucid dreaming, shamanism and out-of-body experiences. The line-up of presenters was impressive, and the venue was quite impressive as well. Up until mid-October I had actually not committed to going, and only some arm-twisting by the organizers at the 11th hour convinced me to actually attend. And boy, I am ever glad I did.
The whole adventure was transformed into a pilgrimage based on intuitive trust and timing. Once I had committed to going, everything I sought to employ for my needs fell into place almost without effort. From being offered place to stay in a private home near the venue, and acquiring very inexpensive airline and ground transportation, I watched as everything else unfolded in a ‘just as needed’ fashion, I was treated to one of the most extraordinary shamanic – style sojourns of my life. My very first experience of London was in 1973, and although I’ve visited there since that time, none of the ones previous to this one equalled the first time…and this one was quite magical.
Lest I turn this into some kind of shamanic travelogue, I’ll get to the main point. I found something even more profoundly touching than the mere symbols in the environment that I was in alignment with my soul’s deepest desire. I experienced a rebirth, a reconnection to that part of my being that is the most lucid, and the most loving. This experience reconnected me with the amazing and miraculous stuff from my kundalini awakening nineteen years ago. I experienced the extraordinary “wow” of becoming a channel, even as I was going through an intense healing process. I rediscovered what is was like to dance with it all which led me to a few moments of total lucidity that I can only be describe as ‘unity’ awareness…union with God while still remaining completely human.
I also reclaimed the childlike part of me that lived very close to Nature while growing up on a farm in my youth, and those times when as an adult in which I sought the solace I needed by hugging a tree, or watching the ocean’s waves, until the heart pains were washed away in the absolute wonder of it all. I began to understand the purpose of the wilderness that I’d been wandering in for the past 10 years, exploring and questioning many of the experiences I'd been through, acquiring and weighing new information, and trying to understand what direction my work and life needed to go in. In other words…I’d been waiting for a sign of some kind…a moment of perception and clarity that would be completely compelling and unmistakable. I wanted another ‘calling’ to my soul, beckoning me into the next adventure. And, even though I might fear letting go of the known, it is definitely the desire for freedom and authenticity that is giving me the courage to step into who I have always been. I was totally Isaac and also 'the everything.’ As Ariel kept saying over and over again through me for years, “…it’s a ‘both/and’ scenario, not and ‘either/or’ one!” You don’t get it until you GET IT! I get it now.
Since returning home last week, I am experiencing some essential deprogramming. Many control programs, self-judgments, spiritual rules (and human ones!), acquired or force-fed beliefs and conditioned patterns are falling away. Yes, this is painful at times, but when one of these layers is spotted, and the tears begin to flow, the ecstasy comes in to validate and heal on an ‘as needed and just in time’ basis, just like my London journey. Other physical symptoms like dizziness and shaking happen, and then are replaced by a new sense of solidity. The most pronounced sensation is that of an open and curious heart…eager to love and to also just plain ‘be’. Ariel called it "effortless efforting." I like that…and it is a good reminder to approach the most challenging tasks with an attitude of playfulness, or at least complete attentiveness. The trick is to be deeply aware as much as possible without becoming transpersonal or detached from the moment.
So many of those I encounter, whether they be clients, fellow seekers, or just regular folks in my daily life, are looking for something unique, something that can lift the tension, anxiety, fear or sense of loneliness that seems to be their constant companion. Sometimes it is lovely to read the accounts of some people who are seemingly so plugged into the flow of magic, and that their lives are working so well. Unfortunately, we compare our experience with theirs, and think we’ve somehow not studied enough, cleared enough karma, gotten rid of enough ego, prayed enough, meditated enough, done enough yoga, altered our diet enough, or not attended the right workshops or read the right books, or found the right spiritual teacher, shaman or guru…yet. Endless, this self-improvement gig, isn't it? When does the striving stop? When we become finders instead of seekers?
Actually, this entire perspective of comparing our consciousness with others is just another adopted system that is controlling our minds, and preventing authentic experience from entering in naturally. It’s just that it seems so damn hard to not compare ourselves to someone else, or to a particular philosophy, spiritual or metaphysical system. We want the Big Juice, the feel-good formula that all these things promise, but they only seem to deliver in short bursts or not at all. I used to believe in “ascension or bust”, but not any longer. I can’t afford the cost, the toll it takes on my humanity and my soul.
Our thoughts are not a problem. We have been told our thoughts or the process of thinking is a spiritual problem which keeps us separate from God. Without our minds we would be unable to function in this world, and many of the skills we take for granted would be unavailable to us. Our minds are part of us.
Our bodies are not a problem. We’ve accepted how religions have demonized our bodies, creating shame, guilt and self-hatred and an impediment to spiritual growth. A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Our passions and feelings are not the problem. Repression, sublimation or detaching from our deep feelings, desires and passion is a bigger problem that leads to distorted perceptions and behaviours.
Our ego is not our enemy. It is the vehicle through which Life discovers and expresses unique individuation as you, me, and everything else too.
Even certain negative emotions can bring us into awareness and action. Anger, frustration, lust, or even hatred, when experienced while remaining aware and grounded, may actually create solutions. For example, when your boundaries have been violated, anger can be the means to defend yourself. This doesn’t have to supersede your ability to love, or the perception of Love. By establishing healthy boundaries, you may actually call that an act of love…towards self and towards the one pushing your buttons. None of these emotions can make you a hateful person, unless you become totally lost in it. Exploring our shadow side and loving it can integrate and empower you towards wholeness and appropriate action.
Even pleasure is not a problem. It is our yearning for touch that connects us to the manifested spiritual energy all around us…especially the miracle of our own bodies. There is infinite healing and tenderness when we caress the face of a lover, or stroke a beloved pet, or receive a foot rub, enjoy a favourite food, or indulge in sex without shame or reserve. Nature doesn’t blush. But our species has learned to do that through eons of hurt and shame... usually from religious or spiritual ‘authorities’. It is through touch that our hearts realize the reality of love, comfort and belonging in the manifest world.
Even as my heart and soul revel in this experience of opening and expansion, I am still aware that all is not harmonious or healthy on our planet, our Mother. All that I’ve been exploring during the past ten years has not been made redundant in the light of my deeper knowing. If anything, now it is balanced and complementary. As Isaac, I am both/and a human and part of the great ocean of Spirit/Consciousness/God. I am part of this Mother Earth, the Sun, the core of our Galaxy, while at the same time I am the Great Mystery. We are all that…and probably more. To not lose our sense of awe about the nature of existence while staying completely human is what Life is. We can either stay unconscious in our human experience, or we can awaken to our deeper nature without trying to isolate ourselves from our humanity. Remember: Both/And. Not Either/Or.
There are people and forces in this world who are actively striving to prevent the mass awakening of Consciousness, this reconnection to the original human being, or as the Gnostics identified it - Anthropos. No matter how you might try to rationalize it, since the beginnings of the New Age movement and what I will term dis-identification with the world of human feelings and realities, the situation has grown progressively precarious and dangerous. Anyone who looks around at what is happening today, right now, and calls it okay is in serious denial, or worse. We cannot escape our responsibility to actually stand up for justice, fairness, and the rights of all living beings here, and to stand against the predatory and psychopathic behaviours that have manifested in our political, corporate, religious and social institutions. If we are to accept the challenge of these times, then we are all going to have to redefine our spiritual perceptions. Our survival, the survival of many species, and even the survival of Gaia(Earth) is hanging in the balance. That is exactly why we are here and in this Now. Gaia has awakened, and we as Her children are awakening with her. This awakening is happening from the Galactic Core outward into the spiral arms, where we are.
One thing’s for sure, there isn’t going to be any rescue from space or from other dimensions. Recently the astrologer Tom Lescher made a quip worth sharing; “We’re descended masters!” Turns the whole paradigm on its head, but I wouldn’t get too carried away with the idea. As one of my favourite authors, Tom Robbins, once wrote, “be your own UFO, rescue yourself.” We demonstrate our true mastery by loving our wholeness.
What will the best that is in us do? What will become of us? What’s going to happen next? Frankly, even though I study astrology and prophecy, I just don’t know. That’s the best part…I don’t have a clue. If we really knew, would there even be an effort to get out of bed tomorrow morning? That is also part of the awe I feel at this moment…it’s like approaching the first hill on a roller coaster. "Yikes" and "Yippee" all rolled into One!
What do you or I want next? Will this or that happen…or not happen? I…don’t…have…any…idea. Maybe that’s okay. I can certainly desire and intend and will for my desires to become reality. This does work, but there’s also a better way that allows for the magic and miracles to flow into us and through us. It’s called trust. Desire to your heart’s content, then let go and see what happens with it. Another way to use will and intention without trying to bend material reality to your bidding is to play with lucid dreaming. I’m no expert on this, but there’s a wealth of knowledge already available to discover more about how this technique can strongly influence your daily experience in a positive way.
The bottom line is that the best in us is our humanity and what it connects us to. We’re warm and loving, a bit crazy and neurotic. We’re scared and we’re capable of amazing and courageous things. We are a pile of paradoxes…which is just as it should be, because that’s the way it is. We’d do well to stop resisting ourselves!
When we embrace all of ourselves, we begin to touch the most profound secrets of our deep Nature…the intangible thing that connects us all. We realize it when we love another for no other reason other than because we do...and there's no explanation for it. We realize it when we spontaneously love our pets or children, Nature, or even our food and creature comforts. We enter into love whenever we cross the line and demand our freedom, or defend the right of another soul to be free. We are Love when we embrace and express the best in us.
That best is everything that you are, here and now. For me, perhaps that’s just perfect.
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The In Between
Archangel Ariel - channeled by Isaac George
June 20th-21st, 2013
“Many paths look to negate the ego, or even to negate the possibility of a personal relationship with the Divine in you. It’s all heady stuff about non-dualism and dropping illusions and so forth. The other paths may recommend renunciation, or celibacy, or ‘creating your own reality’, but there is no greater path than the Path of Love.” – Archangel Ariel
Security is an inside job.
In uncertain times all beliefs are challenged, all positions and opinions are buffeted and twisted. The need for security, or surety, is an innate human propensity, one that you have inherited from your ancestors. It’s in your genetic code, and in your psyche. Perhaps these unconscious fears were from your cave-dwelling ancestors. When the genus ‘homo sapiens’ first appeared in Earth’s history, the planet was indeed a hostile environment. Predators, geological upheavals and the daily struggle for survival dominated the mind and emotions. There was no ‘leisure time’ to speak of. It is worth mentioning that ‘homo sapiens’ is but one manifestation of what you term ‘human being’. There were other civilizations that predated this relatively new ‘parent’ of modern humanity, but all records of them have long since become submerged in the ravages of time. The seed for what you’ve known as the frontal cortex in your brain was implanted as a foil to the older, more primal, reptilian brain that was inherited. Human anthropologists and geneticists labelled the primal brain the ‘reptilian brain’, even while maintaining that humankind’s earliest ancestors descended from the ape-like primates of those times. This inconsistency is quite obvious, but has never been questioned. The entire history of the human race is in your physical DNA, but mostly resides in the so-called ‘dormant’ genomes that were once called ‘junk’. This is the true meaning of ‘living library’ first discussed by the Pleiadians in the 1990’s.
Remember this – there are 60 billion base pairs in the entire human genetic code, but most people are hard-wired to utilize only 2-3% of that staggering amount. Even so, there are more neural connections in that 2-3% than in all of the objects in the known Universe! One should speculate as to why the other 97% or so is dormant, and currently off-line. It must also be revealed that in order to regain full use of all of your DNA, you would have to have much more than 12 strands reactivated. That mathematical inconsistency is also worth questioning.
However, as interesting as it is to discuss genetics, or distant times in the cosmology of the Earth and the human family, what is of primary importance to you is your feeling at this moment of your journey. “How do you feel” is another way of saying “How are you?” Usually, the response is “fine”, a word charged with duplicity. So, how are you really feeling? Can you take a deep breath, right now, and ask yourself “How am I?”, and then be honest with yourself? Try it right now, or take a time out to try it later on in your day. Write down your feelings in an uncensored way, and then read them and see how you feel about what you’ve written. Avoid judging your feelings…honour them as real instead. Self-acceptance is an acquired art, and takes practice to cultivate it. Begin now, and it will become second nature quickly.
If you discover that you are feeling peaceful and undivided, then you have discovered some of the extraordinary and essential secrets of living authentically. The process of realizing this experience is easier than you might think. The first part is the secret of self-acceptance. You are who you are at this moment – perceived flaws and faults included. Rather than berate what you haven’t dealt with, relax into it as part of the totality of you. As others have endorsed, "love the wholeness of your being."
Next up is self-care. Can you look after yourself? Can you cook for yourself, and clean up after. Have you lived on your own, and ordered your life the way you like it? Do you make time for your creative interests, or to just be with yourself in solitude? Can you actually tolerate aloneness and silence, or do you fill things up with noise and action?
Cultivate the primary relationship, which is to know thyself. Complete acceptance of who and what you are is the starting point. Once that is committed to, the Universe will harmonize all of your other relationships in balance to that commitment. So many people these days are over-complicating their lives, or allowing their lives to become complicated by others. Is this a sane way to live? Perhaps not. Everyone has responsibilities to others, agreements and so forth. However, if they supersede your commitment to your dreams, and your ability to care for yourself, then you are courting self-betrayal. Relegating yourself to the bottom of your ‘to do’ list perpetuates a pattern of co-dependency and unhappiness that permeates into the collective consciousness. When everyone consensually and collectively agrees that life is struggle and suffering, is it any surprise that what manifests is exactly that?
Here’s an experiment. Try to look at yourself in the mirror, and ask your reflection to show you God.
What happened? Are you grinning, smiling, or are you choking back tears? Or, are you bored?
Who made you? What is this thing called ‘me’ and what is the ego? Where did you come from, why are you here, and where are you going? Go ahead, try asking your reflection all of these timeless questions. You will become aware of some new perspectives, this we can guarantee you.
You see, there is either all of you, or nothing. Who is staring back out of the mirror? Spirit. Who? You. Who? My ego. Who? My divinity. Who? My mother, my father and all who came before me.
Really? That’s interesting. Already you are part of all of the stories that have ever been, or ever will be. But the stories do not tell all the truth of who you are. Life is not contained by anything, yet is everything. It is not visible, and everywhere visible. It is not alive and is Life itself. Spirit, God, Source, Father-Mother, Cosmic Intelligence, The One, Presence are just labels to describe the indescribable.
What you are looking for, in everything inside and outside, is a feeling…a feeling that holds deep meaning. A meaning that answers all of the questions you asked in front of the mirror. That feeling is the thing that the addict looks for as much as the mystic does. That feeling says ‘love and acceptance’ like nothing else can. You can look in so many places for that feeling, and sometimes it reveals itself as an experience. In the mystery of love at first sight it may be revealed. In the mystery of emptiness after a long grieving for the loss of someone or something it may be revealed. In a moment of dire crisis it may be revealed. I tell you, when you can look at those dishes you’re washing, and a tiny soap bubble captures your imagination, just because of the way the light plays off of it and turns into a spectrum of colour, even in that bubble it may be revealed. That is the feeling that is in the Mystery. No amount of spiritual practice or teaching can prepare you better for that feeling than the act of letting go.
It is the ultimate letting go of everything you are, so you can gain all of who you are. It happens like flashes of lightning. One moment is transcendent and ethereal…the next moment you’re washing the dishes. The two are connected, but your inherited programs jump in and make a story about it. Separation and unity is a dance, not a problem.
The ego has been made into a problem, by classical religions, by mystical schools, by Eastern philosophies, and by New Age gurus. The ego has been a necessary creation of Consciousness in order to create and experience dimensions, universes, and worlds at the objective level. The ego cannot exist or evolve independently of Consciousness, and yet, even now, in contemporary psychology and spirituality, it is the enemy of Consciousness – it is the Fallen Angel.
All truth exists in the ‘in-between’ of between Oneness and duality. In Gnostic systems it is referred to as the 'nous', the place of the pure imaginal realm where the gem is, the pearl of great value. This is the dwelling place of Anthropos - the full and complete human being. You are each in possession of this quality which endows you with the natural ability to 'be with' whatever you love. You literally become what you love!
We tell you truthfully, there is no Oneness without Duality, there is no Law of Attraction without a Law of Repulsion, and there is no non-duality without duality. Set aside trying to be so intellectually spiritual, declaring that you will only settle for Oneness, and that is that, and you may actually experience something visceral and real, and while you’re still in that body as well! Escape and progress are not the best of friends, and if your spiritual quest is to end separation by force of spiritual rules, practices and dogma, you’ll end up feeling miserable. There may be temporary highs, like after a workshop or retreat. Then, off to work on Monday morning, and the car in front of you cuts you off. Now is when the lessons of the mirror work would serve you best. “There goes Spirit, cutting me off again”, you might say, laughing at yourself and the other person’s inconsiderate and unconscious driving skills.
It appears that non-dualism has a bone to pick with Satan, ahem, the ego. If the non-dualists were really into Oneness, discussions of ego and separateness wouldn’t even be on the menu. No, not the case…it’s ego this, ego that, and pretty soon the ancient enemy is drawn and quartered before everyone’s eyes. This creates more suspicion of one’s own thoughts and feelings, creating more and more dysfunction and worry. If you are looking for security in Oneness, then you are still a house divided against itself. Security is only found when letting go of needing security, or even needing Oneness...or needing love. Merely paying close attention to your feelings and things around you has the curious effect of connecting you with Spirit and with whatever is happening in the moment, and experiencing that they are one and different - at the same time! Your shoulders drop, your breathing slows, even time seems to stand still. You are in the in-between…feeling the unrelenting love and acceptance of you from and with Spirit, and as Spirit too. There is object and subject, and neither. There are no words, only pure feeling that contains the meaning of everything. There is no nothingness, there is only the 'everything' in perfect balance…inside of you!
For the ultimate in personal security, we recommend letting go. Meditation is one form to use. Entheogenic plants (ayahuasca, etc.) is another. Breathwork, yoga, sexual activity, drumming and dance, art and music immersion…each form is a potential stargate into the In-Between. Some call this the Void or Abyss, but this Void is not the empty or sterile place, not a place of no-thing. It is rich with awareness and feeling. Some call it Presence…we know it is infinite Love. Having a personal relationship with Life comes by feeling it. Relating transpersonally to these experiences is all well and good, but do not elevate one type of experience or perspective over another and call it a superior truth. Consider that both perspectives and experiences are valid in their own right. Real 'letting go' means letting all of it go...the personal and transpersonal, and then riding in the in-between.
Now would be a good time to begin to make friends with every facet of your Being…including good old ego. Ego, when no longer terrified of judgment and eradication, can be quite helpful. It governs your time-keeping essentials, like catching a plane on time. Yes, some equate the Mind and Ego, but the ego is more like an App that the Mind uses.
Best to not make your Mind an enemy either. It is Divine Intelligence manifesting in important ways…like regulating your heart rate, building cells, and flushing waste products from your body.
Ascension isn’t about getting out of here, it’s about becoming entirely present here! In the past we’ve described the phenomena of ascension experiences and traits as a roadmap of Consciousness unfolding. As a model of Consciousness, it’s served pretty well. Letting go of models frees things up for novelty and moving into uncharted territory. Spirit loves uncharted regions...it invented them.
Imagine yourself sitting on a lawn on a summer’s afternoon. Take a moment to examine the activity going on between the blades of grass. Allow yourself to become enchanted by the tiniest of insects or an earthworm, as it busies itself with whatever Spirit is doing as the bug or the worm. Remember how fascinated you were when you were a child? Adopt that same way of ‘seeing’, and let go of everything else. Let go of needing to know, needing to evolve, needing to stay safe and secure. Observe the daisies and dandelions, how they do not struggle or stress out…about anything. There is an innate and loving Intention within even the most insignificant pebble, or even a decaying plant. This is the unassailable Truth of Life. It cannot be destroyed, it cannot be created. It just Is, and it always Was, and it Will Always Be. Just like you. Just like us. Here, in the in-between.
Blessings on your Journey,
Commentary by Isaac –
This transmission meant a great deal to me, as it brought back the feeling of those profound moments of ultimate clarity, or unity consciousness that I have experienced at times throughout my life, especially during and after my kundalini awakening in the mid-1990’s. One of them simply happened while having a shower…in an unguarded moment wherein I let go, without realizing I was doing so. I was swept into the Immanence of Life, and surrounded in an astonishing aura of love. Lasting only 15 seconds or so, the ‘Voice’ inside the moment described how it occupied all forms and phenomenal objects…the water droplets in the shower, the shoes I wore, the car I drove, the food I ate. I felt safe, I felt ‘seen’, and through it I felt deeply humbled even as I felt myself to be spread across the Cosmos and everywhere at once. I still marvel at how unconcerned I was…nothing mattered except what was occurring. I feel that is what Ariel is trying to impart here…how it is in letting go into the simplest and seemingly most mundane objects or tasks, that we may touch the face of the Eternal.
Found this in the Gnostic Gospel of Mary Magdalene. Seems a perfect quote to end with...
The Gospel According to Mary Magdalene - as translated by Jean-Yves Leloup
(pages 1-6 are missing)
“. . . Will matter then be destroyed or not?
22) The Savior said, All nature, all formations, all creatures exist in and with one another, and they will be resolved again into their own roots.
23) For the nature of matter is resolved into the roots of its own nature alone.
24) He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
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