By Isaac George
July 14th, 2014
“On the Path of Love we are neither masters nor the owners of our lives. We are only a brush in the hand of the Master Painter. – Anonymous
What is the purpose of attraction? Why do we feel attraction for one human being and not another?
What causes the instantaneous attraction in human relationships is a bit complicated to describe. The metaphysician Julius Evola wrote in his treatise “Eros and the Mysteries of Love: The Metaphysics of Sex” that ultimately, “all attraction begins at the level of the Soul.”
"Is It All in my Head?"
Other components within the human psyche may or may not also figure in. Whether these influences are from genetic memory, past lives, other parts of our subconscious, or childhood experiences relating to parental associations, they will either validate or negate a potential pairing of two souls. However, it is the Soul that determines the purpose and outcome of each connection. Although I don’t agree with some of Mr. Evola’s other ideas, in the light of my own personal journey, I feel that he was fairly accurate on this point.
One of the basic tenets in physics and metaphysics is “like attracts like.” When two photons (or human beings*) come into contact with one another, it is through an act of resonance. When resonance, or attraction, is arising from the most primal singularity within us, the soul or divine spark of consciousness, then it is something that is beyond the ego’s comprehension or control. If the resonance is then coloured by the layers of the psyche, from the subconscious patterns in both individuals, then the element of projection intrudes into the dynamic of the primacy of attraction, and may even co-opt the initial reasons for two souls interacting. From one perspective, this is what creates interpersonal karma, or simply, cause and effect between the thoughts and actions of the individuals involved. As with quantum particles, some people are more resonant with certain individuals than with other ones. Is it possible this may explain certain phenomena such as “love at first sight”, or the soul mates/twin soul paradox?
(*Some readers may object to being referenced in the same breath as a subatomic particle. However, from the quantum or mystical perspective, we are all the same stuff, or as the sages and mystics say it, “you are That”.)
For the pragmatists out there, attraction is reduced to a complex cocktail of chemical reactions, driven by our primordial reptilian brain, and has nothing to do with real love or sustainable connection. Pheromones cause attraction...end of story. Fortunately, pioneers such as Deepak Chopra and Dr. Bruce Lipton have uncovered the flaws in this perspective. I encourage the reader to do their own homework and investigate their findings regarding bio-physics and consciousness.
From the purely psychological perspective an individual’s childhood wounding might cause them to seek to heal unmet needs they experienced with their parents. In this situation their attraction to ‘the other’ is based on their projection of these unmet needs on to them. The real ‘other’ is not seen at all. By connecting with the Inner Child (Authentic Self) and deepening into our heart, we can begin to develop wisdom and expand our attractions into a desire for real and meaningful connections with other human beings.
Nature of Attraction
"There is no acknowledgment of Eros; much less of the power of two Souls in resonance, for this poses a threat to the stability of the family or a pre-existing social order."
Attraction happens to even the most stalwart traditionalist’s monogamous relationships. It’s the genie out of the bottle that we wish wouldn’t disturb comfortable couples. Love is no respecter of persons, and what we view as temptation may be a Soul tool for learning more about our own authentic nature, acknowledgment of our deepest needs, and/or for healing our projections and traumas. For the fundamentalists, attraction outside of prescribed boundaries violates religious and social standards. There is no acknowledgment of Eros; much less of the power of two Souls in resonance, for this poses a threat to the stability of the family or a pre-existing social order. This theme was beautifully portrayed in the encounter between the characters played by Harrison Ford (John Book) and Kelly McGillis (Rachel Lapp) in the movie “Witness”.
To try and sweep natural attraction to other people under the carpet is to ignore the subtle fields of resonance that govern even the smallest subatomic particle. This is the Mystery in action! Our conditioned minds won’t accept that, and so we end up trying to build a better box around ourselves and others to keep feelings of desire and attraction out.
Conversely, to follow all attractions into sexual connections may become addictive, self-destructive, or harm those we love. Although polyamory and open relationships are sometimes touted as a cure for our personal unhappiness and loneliness, or a way to escape the tyranny of societal monogamy, it seems that this has had mixed results, with many exploring this love-style running aground because of various psychological and emotional issues that were never dealt with in the first place (jealousy, possessiveness, etc.). Functional open relationships may only become possible when both partners are sufficiently conscious of the nature of their projections, and their resonance is one that is so finely and naturally attuned that both individuals effortlessly relate with each other about their needs and fears with transparency and real compassion. It is also a matter of personal choice…not as something we invest in as the only way to be or as a lifestyle. We are a work in progress, and we are not all at the same stage of development. To be compassionate we must take this into account.
The Three Types of Attraction
"There may be a fated or predestined air to this type of attraction, and it is compelling. It doesn’t come with a warning on the label, but perhaps it should!"
Attraction is what makes the Universe tick, what drives evolution…it is the Goddess at play. There are three primary purposes of attraction. One purpose of attraction is to create harmonious resonance. This answers the innate longing to experience the unity in all Life and feel unconditional love. This is Love seeking itself, and Creation (source) playfully exploring all potentials within the unified field of Awareness.
At another level, the purpose of attraction is to answer the biological urge or imperative to perpetuate the species, and this may also be seen from a more cosmic perspective, as an evolutionary urge to continue the ‘experiment’ of Life into all possible permutations and possibilities.
These two levels are enfolded into each other…inexorably linked in an evolutionary dance.
There is third level of attraction. This type of attraction has a quality or ‘knowing’ that is recognized instantly through a number of cues. The first cue is an almost instantaneous recognition of the other. Some visual characteristics may be a trigger. For some it is a particular aliveness or energy in the eyes or aura around that other person that is immediately compelling and magnetic. The second cue is an immediate sense of comfort, ease and an inexplicable trust towards the other. Even if the other person initially doesn’t have the first cue at the same time you do, they usually will feel the second one very quickly. There is underlying draw to touch in innocent ways, and hugs become extraordinary moments of feeling safe and enfolded. A third cue is an intense desire that you not only know this person, but that you also have a craving to hear about their stories, their experiences, and to cherish them. It is like two old friends picking up the threads from another time, and continuing the journey together.
It seems that the main purpose for this type of attraction and relationship is to just follow the desire to spend time together. There may be a fated or predestined air to this type of attraction, and it is compelling. It doesn’t come with a warning on the label, but perhaps it should! This type of attraction and relationship may completely alter your life path, and you will never be the same again. Nor will any of the other people who may be in your life circumstances when this occurs.
This third element of attraction is also enfolded within the previous two, but is more subtle and more powerfully aligned for a singular purpose; to awaken the two Souls involved. This may be experienced in a number of ways. Perhaps it is to catalyse each other into moving into a new life direction, one that is better suited to each Soul’s purposes. To outsiders, this may appear to be odd, crazed, and even destructive to their existing mode of life and agreements with significant others. Sometimes this level of attraction is designed to catalyse and then actualize a shared purpose together for the two Souls, which not only functions as a healing for the two individuals involved, but which also serves as a springboard to joint adventures and service. It is both personal and transpersonal in nature and resonance. Gender, age or ethnic and social differences are of no consequence to such a pairing…their attraction comes from a deeper and more ancient rhythm and impetus.The phenomena and difficulties of this type of relationship are eloquently and compassionately explored in Thomas Moore’s classic book “Soul Mates.”
A Journey of Souls
Nothing ever happens in a vacuum. There is nothing in the Universe, or in Nature, that is vacant, or empty space. Physicist David Bohm asserts that what we view as space is not a vacuum, it is a plenum, and everything is connected within it holographically. We can never directly experience the holographic nature of the Implicate Order, because when we attempt to do so, we disappear into it. Whenever we attempt to touch it, it turns into matter. Whenever deep Soul resonance exists, touch seems to access feeling states in which articulation becomes impossible…we are temporarily in contact with rarefied realms of Being. This type of experience is not limited…it can be present in most any type of relationship. Nonetheless, it will always surprise the participants who do encounter these rare moments with another, even if they are just friends, siblings or lifelong companions.
Attraction is part of the great Mystery. It drives some people to do completely irrational things, but it is also the inspiration for some of humanity’s most amazing gifts in the form of art, poetry, music, literature, architecture and science. In short, when we allow ourselves to feel the deepest connection possible within ourselves and discover that resonance with another human being, anything not only feels possible, it is possible!
Nothing and no one is an island in the sea of Love. Follow your Heart without hesitation.
“It is contrary to the nature of Mystery to stand still. Yet it's always there, somewhere, a world on the other side of the mirror, a promise in the next pair of eyes that smile at us. We glimpse it when we stand still….everything is connected.” – Tom Robbins, “Still Life with Woodpecker”
Read "Finding Love" Part One here.
Next Issue: Finding Love Part 3: “Sexual Healing, Eros and Heart Therapy”
by Isaac George
June 20th 2014
"There is some kiss we want with our whole lives, the touch
of Spirit on the body." - Rumi
I am feeling Love’s touch upon my heart…a nudging, a longing, a call to follow without question or concern…what it is that I yearn for, dream about…ache for. There is no cure…only bland prescriptions that offer temporary relief of the symptoms. Love melts away all that is unlike itself. It is a hard teacher sometimes, demanding that the absolute best in our souls stands revealed and utterly alive. To be this alive will require much…will demand much.
Love will ask us to sacrifice knowledge in order to acquire wisdom. It will tease us and say “You can only know me if you let go of your arrogance, your preconceptions!” If we are stubborn or afraid, Love, like an underground river, will erode away that resistance without our even being aware of it. One day, our faulty foundations will collapse into the torrent below, and we will fall into it, thinking at the time it may be the end of our hopes and aspirations…or even the end of our lives. Actually, it will be only the end of our false dreams and projections.
Love…how do you find it? You don’t...it finds you!
When you least expect it, and usually after you’ve resigned yourself to what has become routine and familiar in your lifestyle, there will be a surprise, or a shock…and that’s it, the transformation begins. When you are looking for love, you may only be following your projections. For a time, you will believe in your projections, and only experience a taste of Love. These projections are accumulated experiences of when you never felt loved, or were denied love, or lost love in some traumatic or horrid experience. Love is innocence, and when our innocence has been violated by another, the scars that form are hardened against Love, even though they were created to be a shield against further pain and loss.
Love doesn’t knock on your front door, come in for tea, and then escape out the bathroom window in the middle of the night. Love is inherently the same thing we have come to call Life. Life comes from Love, Love permeates Life. It doesn’t come and go. What it does seem to do within the human experience is to flow and ebb according to its own needs, and the deepest needs of Her Children…which is, of course, every life in the Cosmos. Those needs are only hinted at within our limited perception of “I need this”, or “I need that” in order to be fulfilled and happy. Those needs point to the deepest parts of our heart space, where the secrets of our Soul reside. It is in that place the Love arises to stir the longings, and through passion and desire, it destroys what no longer serves and creates something unique and new. We are called to sit with our needs, and follow them inward so that we can glimpse the yearning in our Soul, which comes from Love.
The redemptive power of Love is often seen as something to be achieved and once it has been formalized by ritual and promises, it is hoped that it will stay tame, behave well, and meet one’s needs and expectations. Even Love can become a goal - revealed through meditation, prayer, ritual, Tantra or deep relationship negotiations, i.e., “working on our relationship”. All of these forms are useful tools or skills for uncovering our hidden patterns and wounds, but they are but offerings to be laid on the altar of Love, to eventually be laid aside in the fire of direct knowing of who we are.
What Love will always do is to provide you with a way to open to that which is unexplored and unexpected within you. It will never conform to my idea or your idea of what it is, how it will behave, or what its deeper purpose is for us. From a purely spiritual or metaphysical perspective, I could describe the archetype of Love as God, or Goddess, or Spirit, or Universal Oneness, or some such label. Those who have approached Love via the mental or abstract spiritual paths and disciplines have named Her “Presence” or “Consciousness” – the All That Is. The philosophies that espouse this approach touch certain parts of the face of Love, while avoiding the more chaotic or passionate aspects. Too much of that is not welcome, for it disturbs the hard-won tranquillity of the mind. However, Love is Eros, and will not be limited by human perception.
Love is about bliss, tranquility, intimacy, closeness, nurturing, patience, telepathic communication and synchronicity. It is also about passion, creative potential, wildness, fierceness, and dissolution. What Love is not trying to do is to keep things safe and predictable. If we truly believe that Love is the inherent “stuff” of Life, then there is no constant except change itself, or evolution if you will.
Looking for Love in the arena of human relationships is one of the most promising and confounding things about the times we currently live in. No matter what is happening on the world stage, all one has to do to take the pulse of humanity is to look around and see how many books, magazine articles, blogs, websites, workshops and counseling services are devoted to the realm of relationship and sexuality. Tantra and sacred sexuality practices and seminars strive to restore our faith in human relationships and the bonding between couples via an ever more desperate search for more bliss, intimacy, ecstasy or novelty. Open relationships, polyamory and other paths are being offered to guarantee our experience of Love as a constant in our lives, while the crisis of trying to find Love continues to elude many who strive to grow beyond their conditioned understanding of human relationships.
We are at a crossroads…and we now need to understand something that Love has been trying to teach us for a long time. We won’t find and keep Love in a box. It’s time to throw away the box.
What do I mean by this? Well, have you ever “fallen in love” with someone? If you could put that moment into a projector, and slow it way down, what is your first and most powerful memory of this experience? How did it feel? What went through your body, and specifically, your chest area? When the experience of “being in love” progressed, what stages did you notice? Did you think about “the Other” a whole lot of the time? Did you feel invincible? Did you feel happy? Did you suddenly notice how colours were brighter, how food tasted different, how beautiful and extraordinary the ordinary had become?
Did you feel utterly ALIVE?
Well, if you said yes to any of these questions, you have been touched by Love. Love unhinges us from the familiar, and we become obsessed with feeling deeply again.
Love also contains the following ingredients: infatuation, pheromones, subconscious projection, and energy merging via the subtle bodies (etheric, psychic, etc.). These are the fractal aspects of the kaleidoscope of Love. We need to be aware of these ingredients for they form a complex set of variables that will differ from one person to the next. However, it is not helpful to condemn them or marginalize their importance to the overall purpose that Love has. We are capable of using these phenomena to grow beyond our conditioning and experience more freedom and love.
Love will also destabilize situations that have become unresolvable, so that any crystalized patterns in each person are upended, and the individual soul can reconnect to its Core principle and begin to evolve again. It is essential that the Soul be included in any form of cognitive therapy, Tantric practices, or relationship negotiations. To exclude the Soul is to again avoid the origins of our deepest dreams and purposes.
Love is The Mirror. When the projections have burned away, and we are confronted with our true nature, and the reality of the other human being in front of us, we have a mirror that is two-way and very clear. We enter into exalted states that may be buffeted by the harshness of daily life, but then, in just a few moments of being with the other, we may return to our true selves. There is a gaze that is soul-to-soul, which communicates without words. Two human beings who are in this state of resonance see their own soul through the eyes of the other soul, and understand and accept each other without effort. Work turns into play, conflict becomes play, differences are harmonized…because Love is ever-present, and ever welcome. The illusion of a separate ‘self’ that needs to control, be totally sovereign and ruggedly individualistic gives way to a new type of relationship. One that is completely interdependent and allowing. Each is complete, and yet more complete when symbiotically aligned. Dreams dreamt by these dreamers become real through a natural cooperation that escapes articulation.
The box dissolves…and is forgotten, because in finding Love, and being found by Love, there is nothing left to look for. Love always finds itself.
Next Issue: “Finding Love Part 2: The Nature and Purpose of Attraction”
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By Isaac George
October 26th, 2013
Autumn is arriving in the Northern Hemisphere. Wet leaves are falling here in Ireland, and the smell of decaying vegetation and the wan light that filters through the clouds all confirm it. Halloween is just around the corner, also known as Hallowmas, and if you live in certain Latin countries, it is time for the three day celebration of the ‘Day of the Dead’. Time to dig the woolly jumpers and Wellington boots out of the trunks or closets, and make sure our heating systems and chimney flues are ready. After all, to quote a now popular meme, “…winter is coming.”
Another response to the cool and damper conditions is the sense of needing to feel cosy and warm, so if we are in a relationship, the desire for closeness is accentuated. Besides the obvious thermal advantages, it is the feeling of connection and protection that we crave. When we’re drawn closer to others of our own kind, whether it is one person or an extended family, everything can feel brighter and better. Even the growing number of people who prefer the single life and do not have a live-in companion will also feel this, and I am sure that they will seek to engage in more social activities, and take advantage of any opportunity to snuggle up with someone. Cuddle parties are becoming more popular. Not surprising…and no matter which hemisphere on Mother Earth you reside in, there’s more than just a change of the seasons behind it.
Human beings are highly social creatures, and even though the sense of being an individual has been part of the development of the human experience for thousands of years, in our pre-conscious state that existed long before the invention of agriculture, economies, city states, countries and nations, we were pretty much living symbiotically with the natural surroundings and within the context of a clan or tribal community. Our sense of ‘self’ was inexorably connected to the sense of ‘us’, and we shared a mutual concern for food, shelter, health, companionship and safety in uncertain conditions. Since the advent of our brief sojourn into an industrial-technological society, the rise of individualism has given way to an artificial tribal identity via the global communications network. Corporate identities carry more weight in our consciousness than thinking that we are related to flesh and blood counterparts. This artificial sense of ‘us’ is replicated continually in social media, sports and entertainment archetypes (reality television shows, major sports teams, serialized dramas, etc.), and is constantly spun by politicians to reinforce and intellectual and emotional dominance nationally, regionally and even globally (i.e. ‘…a coalition of civilized nations’)
However we view our virtual interconnectedness, we still are denied one thing through our electronic mediums. The innate human need to give and receive touch remains an elusive factor in cyberspace, and in fact, it will never be simulated there successfully. Even if it is technologically feasible to create the simulation of kinetic contact, there is no circuit or programming that can replicate the consciousness that is behind the touch. This power of tactile communication is something our species is now yearning for, and indeed, if we are to survive as a species, we must satisfy in some way. We’ve been starving for it, while wondering through the digital desert landscape.
The growing popularity of tantric workshops, massage and somatic therapies, and the relative newcomer on the scene – the cuddle party, is evidence of how many are seeking to re-establish the neural connections that respond to touch. I first experienced non-demanding touch while attending a weekend workshop called ‘Naka Ima’, which translated from Japanese means “inside the now.” All of the support staff cuddled with the attendees almost all weekend. It was incredibly supportive when we were going through our rough bits.
There are many kinds of touch, and many kinds of physical manipulation, that can offer us a sense of connection or even provide healing from mental, emotional or physical traumas. Some may feel that touch cannot do what it’s being advertised to do, that is, replace traditional therapies or reinforce the standard societal bonding systems. Touch is discouraged in the clinical environment to avoid the possibility of transference of affections from a client to the therapist. Incidental touch, touch that is not part of a typical routine in the course of a therapeutic massage is routinely discouraged, for much the same reasons, though I feel it is more a part of the social taboos we’ve erected to respect boundaries. After I moved to Scotland, I discovered the ‘towel dance’ in which the massage practitioner was constantly readjusting and repositioning the towels covering parts of the body not being massaged. Not wanting to see too much flesh, and be tempted by it, was probably the rationale. This kind of massage was, as you can imagine, not as enjoyable as what I was used to in the more laid-back environs of Eugene, Oregon.
Out of our five physical senses, the sense of touch possesses some unique characteristics. The many reported and purported cases of spontaneous healing conferred from human being to another usually happened through the medium of touch. Religious and spiritual ceremonies and initiations almost always involve touch at some point in the process. This includes Reiki initiations, baptisms, the gifting of Shaktipat, and other forms of activating an aspirant’s inner spiritual awakening. Touch combined with an understanding of energy and sensitivity, and administered with love, can literally erase many traumas, especially those traumas that remain from sexual abuse.
In the realm of sacred (conscious) sexuality, of which Tantra is but a part, the power of touch to open and heal a human being from the main conditioned responses that have been learned through shame, guilt and judgment. Some of the forms that have come forward for dealing with these deeply held patterns are designed to heal people of ‘genital armoring’, which prevents someone from freely expressing and enjoying their natural sexuality. Most of these forms focus on finding the resistance or pain, and working with that to help the individual release the blockages. However, my own personal experience has shown me that nurturing touch, touch that goes slowly, gently and lovingly, not only removes the physical and emotional blockages, but also dissolves the charge on the original wound. The power of touch is discovered in how much heart and presence you can express through it. The ability to heal is inherently in the individual seeking healing…the touch of grace signals the person seeking wholeness to allow themselves to let go…to trust in Life once again.
It will be risky, and it will take some measure of courage, but to reacquaint ourselves with the depth of our being – and everyone else’s beingness, we must become more attuned to touch as a vehicle of awakening and transformation. Body-centered therapies and practices usually encourage the individual to focus on what one does and experiences within our own body and space, or as something you only ‘get’ from another. To feel interactive touch, it is necessary to fully receive with the need to give, and to fully give without the need to receive. We are probably more habitually comfortable with giving than receiving, so I will recommend focusing on the receiving first, until you don’t feel resistance or the compulsion to ‘give something in return.’ It’s not easy!
If you are wondering how going for touch in a more proactive and intimate way will begin to have positive effects on your life, and possibly everyone else’s life, then all I can say to that is “what do we have to lose?” If you’re afraid you might lose your sense of individuality, well, that can’t really happen. Besides, how most Westerners have been conducting themselves for a few millennia hasn’t really contributed much to engendering more trust towards each other, so it may be time to add loving and graceful touch so that we may actually recreate the experience of egalitarian interdependence that our primordial ancestors enjoyed.
We aren’t really individuals, for we haven’t fully individuated yet. That is to say, we are not yet fully knowing who we are and expressing it without censorship or judgment. To be fully individual is to be one with all of Life…naturally. This is true enlightenment, for it doesn’t make value judgments about the body or the consciousness that creates and maintains it. It sees that they are completely the same thing. This is what we learn through the magic of touch, for it ends our false perception of separation and isolation, of being an ‘I’ in the midst of ‘they’.
The grace of touch can create bonding without bondage, unity without destroying the experience of the Self, and cooperation instead of competition. Sharing becomes innately more natural and sensible when we lose the idea that we might lose something of our integrity through when we feel drawn to wanting to touch someone who is in pain, or someone who longs to know that they are loved and not cast adrift and alone in the world. Touch heals. Touch helps us regain our humanity, which in turn opens us to the touch of something invisible in our hearts.
Sexuality is an inherent part of our spiritual homecoming, and I don’t mean nicey-nicey, hearts and flowers romance. Connecting with our earthiness, with the Earth herself, will transform our biology and bring it back in harmony with Nature and the Cosmos. In the last issue, in my essay “The Longest War on Earth”, I encouraged readers to get the book “Sex at Dawn” by Christopher Ryan Ph.D. and Cacilda Jethá, MD. The title is a play on words, but the content, and our understanding and embracing of it, may just be essential to our survival as a species. Sharing, egalitarianism, and non-possessive intimate relationships existed in the primordial utopia that came before the Earth cataclysms of 12,000 years ago, which propelled us out of foraging societies, and into the invention or agriculture, hoarding, scarcity, competition, patriarchy, war, disease and death. Such is progress.
The roots of this are much, much older, but suffice it to say that there was one thing that these cultures understood: the chances for surviving and thriving were enhanced because of mutual sharing and cooperation. This also included touch and sexuality. After finishing the book, I now recognize why I had such a difficult time acclimating back into human society in 2003 after spending three weeks of deep communion with the dolphins (and the wild environment ) of the Big Island of Hawaii. The abrasiveness of that contact after living ‘in the raw’ during that time was illuminating…and extremely difficult.
Humanity will not solve all of its problems and challenges just by going to a cuddle party. But for those brief moments that you and the person you are cuddling with experience, you will cease feeling alone, separate, isolated. As you focus on the pleasure of being embraced and embracing, just imagine yourself as this Earth. The Earth holds us all in her embrace in each moment we are drawing breath, and shares everything it offers without hesitation. If we are the children of a loving Earth and a Benevolent Source Consciousness, then we cannot lose anything by opening to touch, except our fear and loneliness.
As we travel through this era of an ever-changing and uncertain world, the encouragement to ‘love one another’ will take on a deeper significance. Perhaps the sheer desire for connection, companionship, and touch will transcend the realm of a need born out of fear, to a fulfilment born out of compassion and the sure knowing that we are all that we have. Then, the touch of grace may just inspire us to see the truth of our predicament, and open to channel something through that propels back into the Garden…back to innocence. It won’t happen without work, but sure as heck won’t happen without play and trust.
Enough with the sad stories…let’s create a new script. Go gracefully…and touch with love.
By Isaac George
March 29th, 2013
This Easter weekend is a very interesting time for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the unusual planetary alignments that are taking place. It has been less than a fortnight since a tiny island nation [Cyprus] was turned into a nation of serfs, a new Pope was installed in Rome, and Obama made his first visited Israel as President of the United States. April Fool’s Day looms very significantly just over the horizon. Perhaps there is a message in that too. No matter what is in the headlines, they are sure to obscure the underlying truths of our times.
The main event, astrologically speaking, remains in the realm of the unpredictable - Uranus in Aries. Joined this week by the Sun, Venus and Mars, the pot is being well-stirred. There are many major and minor points I could pursue in this realm alone, but that is not the intent of this Easter message.
Many years ago, during my second spiritual activation in my early 20’s, I was an avid student of the Edgar Cayce materials. Cayce did over 5,000 Life Readings over the course of three decades, and the story and teachings of Jesus was at the core of his work. While in trance, one of the oft repeated themes was “…only in Christ do all extremes meet.” I spent two years in Virginia Beach, VA., investigating the massive catalogue of channeled material that Cayce left for posterity, while at the same time I also immersed myself in other mystical traditions, such as the Rosicrucians, the Kabbalah, Tibetan Buddhism and esoteric Christianity.
One of the most controversial set of discourses Cayce did was centered on The Book of Revelation by St. John the Beloved. This last book of the contemporary Christian Bible has always troubled theologians and novices, because of its wild and sometimes incomprehensible imagery, and the predictions of a final apocalypse between good and evil.
In a medical reading for a patient, a doctor asked for more information about how to treat the patient’s troublesome thyroid condition. Cayce recommended he study Revelations, if he were to gain a full understanding of the human energy system and the endocrine glands of the human body. The doctor was intrigued, and over a period of months the doctor got what he wanted and much more. The Book of Revelation was a diary of St. John’s transfiguration into Christ Consciousness, not a predictive warning about the End of the World. Every symbol and verse described the process of purification and illumination of John’s physical, mental, and spiritual identities. Since the publication of this analysis by Cayce, some within the Association of Research and Enlightenment (the foundation formed to continue studying the Cayce materials) have thought that Revelations had a personal and planetary relevance, based on the law of correspondence; ‘as above, so below’.
The Book of Revelation is happening on global and personal scale at this time, and this process of purification and illumination is gathering speed and intensity. It is not happening in the way that Christian Fundamentalists have interpreted the verses, in a literal manner without any acknowledgment of allegorical or symbolic meaning. It is happening through an infusion of Consciousness via galactic and solar energies. This heralds a direct awakening of Spirit in matter, activating the shadow for purification, and instilling the Christ Consciousness directly into the very subatomic structures of our bodies, Mother Earth and the Cosmos. Light and sound, originating from the Heart of the Cosmos, is igniting the kundalini fire.
The third square between Pluto and Uranus will arrive on May 20th, exactly two months after the Spring Equinox. Pluto will be retrograde and Uranus direct – the world’s powers will be weakened, while the power of the individual will be exalted. As more and more individuals resurrect the Divine Codes of Creation within their bodies, then the individuation of The Sacred Heart of Life in the form organic Light will activate all. This will not necessarily be a consistently blissful experience, and like the crucifixion-resurrection process described in the Gospels, it could be a Dark Night of the Soul passage before the dawn arrives.
Which brings me to the Secret of The Passion.
One of the tenets of orthodox and fundamentalist Christians is that Jesus’ crucifixion was to cleanse sin from all humanity. Part of this is supported by passages from the Old Testament, which over the centuries was expanded upon by the Catholic interpretations and dogma. The overwhelming precedent of this doctrine had to do with the nature of the Crucifixion and Resurrection, and that through this ordeal, the Christ Spirit actually took on the sins of the world during the Good Friday Passion, and then redeemed it through the Resurrection on the morning of the third day (Sunday). I won’t go into all the biblical references here, and encourage the reader to research it, if desired.
As interesting as the interpretation of the Book of Revelations was through the Superconscious perspective of Edgar Cayce, the metaphysical description of the reasons and process of the Crucifixion and Resurrection far surpassed it. From many disparate readings there emerges a pattern of information that describes the symbolic, physical and metaphysical reasons for Jesus’ choosing of this way of At-one-ment. Indeed, He must have chosen it, as there were plenty of chances to leave Jerusalem and escape to some remote part of Judea.
Ever since the time of the ‘Fall’, which was a condition of unconsciousness and forgetfulness that was induced upon humanity by an extra-terrestrial influence that occurred over a lengthy time frame beginning 256,000 years ago and leading up to and including the ancient civilizations of Sumeria and Egypt, human beings have experienced an acute sense of separateness from the spiritual dimensions and the greater Cosmos. Somewhere along the way , the human genetic code was altered and manipulated…fear and death entered into the collective and individual experience. Modern genetics used to call the 97% of our inactive DNA ‘junk’. Now they just call it dormant…and no one knows why it is in such a state. But, I digress…
Many of the archetypes in our history relate to stories of fallen beings, such as Lucifer and Satan, along with references to snakes and reptilian humanoids. Some may stem directly from our racial memories of reptoid geneticists that influenced the earliest human beings. Perhaps the Sumerian tablets aren’t allegorical at all. In the past two years, I’ve correlated enough information from my own intuition and other sources, such as the shamanic traditions of indigenous cultures, that these ‘outsiders’ created an alternate reality for humankind that was not part of our original divine design or intent. That we agreed to such an interference is another story altogether, but when laid side-by-side with Cayce’s information that ‘Adam’, the first self-conscious homo sapiens, knew that he would become the man who would embody the Christ Spirit and redeem the planet and humanity at some future point, then a choice to ‘fall’ in order to rise above the conditions of suffering and death so prevalent in the world may have been by design.
Cayce describes the planetary psychic energy of 2,000 odd years ago as at a critical juncture in Earth’s evolution. There was so much accumulated negativity, that unless the living and aware Presence of Love of the Creator interrupted the timeline, then the fate of Earth and all humanity would be catastrophic and swift. The readings strongly indicated that there was no enforced action upon this situation…Spirit never interferes with free will. Instead, the Readings describe that the intuition and devotion of the early Essenes over a 400-year period prepared the way for the embodiment of the Christ to become a possibility.
The actual crucifixion was described as an alchemical cleansing and reclamation of the planetary geometries and life force. Blood carries more than nutrients, oxygen and genetic information…it is at core the manifestation in the physical realm of the Soul Forces. The blood of Jesus, infused with the overlighting consciousness of The Christ (Atman, First Cause, Only Begotten Son), alchemically cleansed the Earth and the lower astral planes surrounding it of all misqualified thoughts and emotions. This process would not prevent future mistakes or negativity, but the intercession supposedly did halt the entropy that was already underway. At the same time, as the spiritually-infused blood entered into the subatomic fabric of Earth, a spiritual quickening similar to the conception of a child occurred, ensuring that the Earth would survive the times we are in now. This has been a 2,000-year long pregnancy, and it is close to being full term now.
In the Cayce material, The Resurrection was described as both etheric and physical. The real body of the man Jesus was also quickened to a rate of vibration as to become non-corporeal…no longer visible in the visual electromagnetic spectrum. On Easter morning, this conversion of matter from one state of energy into another was still on-going, as Jesus cautioned Magdalene, “…touch me not, for I have not yet ascended unto My Father.” The mingling of two different rates of vibration may have altered the transfiguration process, necessitating Jesus to instruct Magdalene in this way.
The Jesus that appeared then to different groups of the disciples and to other individuals seemed to be sometimes very solid and physical, like when the Apostle Thomas could actually place his fingers into the holes in Jesus’ hands left from the nails, while at other times he seemed almost a phantom…appearing and disappearing with ease.
There are many other interesting threads of information, some possibly real and others merely allegorical, that describes in detail many subtle nuances of the drama that unfolded two millennia ago in little Palestine. Whenever I read that Jesus was just another prophet or teacher, or that he probably never existed and is merely a composite of other, earlier myths and allegorical tales, then I come back to one salient point. Why would anyone ever risk so much, including torture and violent death, to preach about something that never happened? And yet, those persons who were definitely historically real and deemed to be closest to the Master did exactly that. Whether the evidence is circumstantial can be debated forever.
My direct experience in this lifetime, ever since I was very young, is that the person of Jesus is, and was, as real as myself, and that he may have been the first human being to overcome the falsehood of physical death looms large for me. One of the major components of ‘The Template’ ceremonies that I’ve participated in is that death was introduced via the manipulation of DNA, as was the condition of fear. Would we approach life in a physical experience differently if we knew in our heart of hearts that we were immortal? Could we imagine what would be possible on this planet once the veil of denial about ourselves and our origins were completely known? “These works shall ye do, and greater” is the reminder. When the original Divine Blueprint is restored, and all DNA reactivated, this is the resurrection into our Original Innocence. Then, all things do become possible.
From the Cayce Readings: "I and my Father are one. Then they took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, many good works have I shown you from my Father; for which of these do you stone me? They answered him, saying, For a good work we stone you not; but for blasphemy; and because that you, being a man, make yourself God. Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law: I said 'you are gods?" - John 10:30-34, Jesus quoting Psalm 82:6 to defend his teaching that God dwells within all human beings. In essence, Cayce described the Christ Soul as the impelling force and core of truth behind all religions that teach that "God is One." Fortunately, religion is already obsolete, and will crumble in the light of direct realization of our being the ‘sons and daughters of The One.’
Also from the Readings: “…Jesus ‘became the first of those that overcame death in the body, enabling Him to so illuminate, to so revivify that body as to take it up again, even when those fluids of the body had been drained away by the nail holes in His hands and by the spear piercing His side.” [I’ve attempted to locate the reference number of the Reading that this comes from, but without success. It is reprinted in Jeffrey First’s book “Edgar Cayce’s Story of Jesus]
As the revelations in the field of quantum physics unfolds, and begins to substantiate the holographic nature of what we loosely call ‘reality’ we will be even more confronted by what we will see…our identity as a fractal of the Christ Consciousness, living in an individuated state within a physical embodiment and in an apparently physical Universe. We will also be able to access states of awareness and experiences far beyond anything we would have allowed ourselves to envision even 10 years ago. This will possible only if we rediscover the Christ in us, that courageous heart in which all extremes meet.
If we are to represent the Second Coming, then we must abandon hope of it. That is to say, we choose the silent power of the Heart in order to dissolve the version of the world as we have been told it is, instead of ‘hoping’ for becoming something better in the future. Christ Consciousness is not meek, but vital…courageous and compassionate, stillness and action…peaceful and passionate…gentle, yet fierce. Fierce love, unafraid and deliberate. We only limit ourselves, or give permission to others to limit us.
The Easter archetype is one of rising up, from what seems to be sorrow and death, but enters into Light and Joy. The Secret of The Passion, is that we are life without boundaries, without limits. To live this passionately is not the way of the world. If we follow in the footsteps of the Christ within, the world will not praise us or support us, because it does not understand that the only law worth obeying is in the core of our Divine Heart. That is why the world has destroyed the previous messengers and perverted the messages. It does so out of fear…fear of discovery, and fear of losing its control over the Earth. In the day between the crucifixion and the Resurrection, Christ blazed a trail of Light through the realms of Death, beginning the process of planetary ascension/resurrection. This is why it is inevitable that the old world must fade, in order for the new to appear. New wine will burst old skins, and we are all shedding our skins these days.
As a final note, I want to share something that a good astrologer and friend, Dale O’Brien, recently sent out in his newsletter. Here’s the first paragraph, about a Mayan Elder, Don Alejandro, and a prediction he made in 1999 about this coming Easter Sunday.
“… prominent Mayan Elder Don Alejandro (“Wandering Wolf”) predicted that on March 31st of 2013 the Sun would be hidden for 60 to 70 hours. After this brief time of darkness, he said that we then enter the “period of the Fifth Sun.” “Wandering Wolf” relayed this message not to frighten nor to threaten, but to help us to understand perhaps the most significant part of our transition of consciousness into the New Era. Mayan elder Henbits Men repeated the same story and timeframe. Some non-Mayans have repeated the same message. Variations of the time of darkness vary from as little as three hours to as much as three days (72 hours). I could find no recent updates or retractions on this subject. Relevant or not, March 31st of this year is also Easter Sunday. Some who have returned from a recent spiritual pilgrimage to Mayan sacred sites speak instead of March 21st 2013 as the time when “things related to the new era consciousness really start actively, actually happening.”
More about this topic can be found here:
Read the original Dale O’Brien Newsletter, " Temporary Darkness and Visible Shift?".
Whether anything this dramatic occurs remains to be seen. However, it is always a good idea to follow the sage advice to ‘be prepared for anything’.
In closing, I extend to you all the blessings of love, empowerment and sovereignty from my heart to yours. May we all listen in the silence of our own hearts for the still, small voice of the Core of Creation, inspiring us to throw off all the chains and to be and do whatever it is we are gifted to share in assisting with the transfiguration and resurrection of ourselves, our fellow human beings, and the Earth. The darkness of the birthing canal is ending…and the Light is ready to welcome us into home.
Peace, be with you,
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March 11th, 2013
Have you been feeling like you’re starring in your own video game? (I have to thank my partner Lynn for that one) Have you lost track of your human identity lately, and have looked everywhere for it? Can’t remember where your house keys or online passwords have gotten to? Are you spatially challenged, and think you’re just turning into a klutz? Or are you spontaneously crying when looking at a picture of some nature scene or cute furry creature? If so, then welcome to the next level…welcome to the quantum flux.
This quantum flux is being like everywhere and nowhere at once. Mental activity is becoming severely compromised and jumbled, as if too many messages or tasks are having head-on collisions inside your synaptic centers. At the same time, you may feel your feeling nature and some emotional states are becoming mega-amplified. This is leading to major clearing of old guilt and shame patterns, and causing general heart conditions and symptoms. Some folks swear they’re having mini-strokes when their heart and pulse begins to race or vibrate in strange ways. All of these ‘symptoms’ are essentially harmless, except to your old pictures of reality and belief structures. These thoughtforms will become increasingly difficult to maintain as this year progresses, and into 2014-2015 hanging on to them may become hazardous to your health and well-being.
I borrowed the term ‘quantum flux’ from a very funny movie called ‘Galaxy Quest’ (see image above), but it does illustrate the energy that has actually been building since the December 21st, 2012 activation point. The Mayan elder Hunbatz Men also described the kick-off of this post 2012 party in a transmission published in early February of this year. Entitled “The Energy of 2013.” This article is the first of a series that addresses the various activations and influences throughout this year, especially in the form of cometary bodies that will be passing through our Solar System. One of the most interesting events of the past few weeks was the resignation of Pope Benedict from his post as the Vicar of Christ in the Catholic Church. Signs and portents are everywhere evident, evidence of quantum change and flux that has been ushered in on the threshold of this new cycle.
The esoteric science of astrology is changing as well, must change in fact, if it is to reflect our new understanding of ourselves as the Universe. The old ways and old traditions will no longer suffice to explain the predicament of our sequential lifetimes of learning and suffering, or the blind acceptance of the wheel of birth, death and karma. The Moon is an interloper, and recent scientific inquiry suspects that more than our own Moon may be of artificial origins in our Solar System. One of Mars’ moons, Phobos, is currently under scrutiny, and one of Saturn’s moons bears many similarities to the anomalies of Earth’s sole satellite. The Earth’s orbit and it’s polar tilt may also be the result of interplanetary interference and catastrophes. Human consciousness is addicted to tradition, and it is a barrier to evolution and the ability to access truth. Never has there been a more important time than now to ask the question “…is that true?” about everything. Developing discernment via the Heart, without losing partnership with critical thought, will be like holding a lantern up in the darkness.
If all that sounds radical to you, or in some way dismissive of our humanity, I can assure you it is not. The new understanding will view that the restoration of the human design to its original Divine Blueprint allows for us to access any Universal perspective within time/space through the human body and the Earth Herself. The full meaning of ‘Second Coming’ is the ‘Second Resurrection’…the full reclamation and resurrection of the original human design, the revealing of a transcendent Gaia and the restoration of the original harmony with our Solar System and Galaxy.
We are simultaneously the activators, witnesses, and we directly experience this Quantum Ascension. Prime Source initiates it through the starseeds and renegade agents of Light that have embedded themselves in the current dysfunctional survivalist-based paradigm, and acts upon the collective field like a singular virus of Infinite Love to dissolve the veil, expose the manipulations and those who are the manipulators, and activate the codes with the human Soul Matrix to awaken from the imposed hypnotic state that has held this planet in thrall for eons. In addition to Earth, Source Consciousness’ effects can be witnessed within all the planets of our local system. I’ve provided an excellent compendium of recently recorded data about what is transpiring in the heavens.
(Click on the 'Download File' link below to get the full article.)
Although many are deeply involved in the daily struggle of living in this world, it is essential to begin to live who you are in the most authentic manner possible. The promise of really seeing real change in this world rests on how you view yourself, and how to look at the world as it is, while remaining open to the potential world that lies just beyond our perception. How you reveal who you are directly impacts the consciousness of many. It will become ever more important to demonstrate the new human, ‘homo divinitus’ in an active and committed way. Being spiritually active may manifest for some as some sort of social action. For example, here in Ireland, one young lady took up the cause of ridding the water supply of state-mandated pollution via fluoride. It has grown exponentially from the one to many, and it is by agitating for change outside the normal and acceptable routes of political action that will be the most effective way. Or, many may feel drawn to doing volunteer work in a hospice or local organic food cooperative.
If you are having difficulty with finding your right livelihood, I do not recommend trying to find it from a mode of survival consciousness. That is the very paradigm you are designed to dissolve. Consciousness is dissolving the foundations of the old order, and nothing that is not in resonance with the new Earth will survive. Instead, I recommend that you ask to know what you Soul’s design and desire is, then follow that. It will require merging your identity-based will with your Spirit. This is the essence of trust. Source Consciousness becomes the determinant of what appears to be a career or calling, not something that you must struggle to invent or mimic from another in order to feel comfortable and secure. We are being asked to literally embody these words: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” –Jesus the Christ.
Coming into mastery is not a glamorous path strewn with accolades and applause. Mastery is one part surrender (trust) and one part courage (Will), and both come from your potent choice or intention. The world at large may not like what you have to say, or how you do something. Your associates and friends may become distressed about your views and pronouncements, and your family may reject you. If everyone approves of you or agrees with you, chances are you are not being very authentic or true to your Spirit. If the world approves of you, what then will be the quality of your truth? The salt will have lost its savour, and not season anything worthwhile.
On the other hand, those who are disenfranchised and disillusioned with the worldview that they have been sold may also seek your counsel and comfort. Who you find walking alongside of you on your path may be either your truest friends, or the most determined adversary who is trying to distract or destabilize you. Your enemy will be the test you have assigned to yourself. The friends are there for you to lean on when you feel yourself faltering.
You, as a multi-dimensional master, are already in possession of all that you need. There is no other greater resource than that which is own Consciousness. Too often the distractions crowd out the awareness of a greater Presence, but it is there…waiting for you to reclaim your Self in each moment. Your choice to become the Source of your own illumination is always within your own heart.
Over the past half century, many teachers and paths for approaching the spiritual side of things have appeared. Many of the teachings have stood the test of time, and offered real choices for those who are tired of the status quo, the ‘life is a struggle’ belief system. There have also been many blind alleys, dead ends, and in some cases severe disillusionment when a revered guru or ‘master’ is revealed to be very human indeed! These experiences have a silver lining, for they continually emphasize that the time of external authorities of all kinds, whether secular or religious, is at an end.
As it was written about Christ’s works; "Then if any one says to you, 'Lo, here is the Christ!' or 'There he is,' do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. Lo, I have told you beforehand. So, if they say to you,'Lo, he is in the wilderness,' do not go out; if they say, 'Lo, he is in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of man.”
I feel that this passage in the Gospel of Matthew in the Bible, when treated symbolically, is actually referring to the lightning as a rising of kundalini…the quality of spiritual awakening that is occurring inside many souls who are already here. This is a global awakening, and it does require a great deal of discernment, personal stability and a sense of humor to navigate as gracefully as possible. Glamour is not enlightenment, and pedestals are unstable. [Note: not sure how to interpret ‘elect’, but rather than viewing it as a sign of specialness, I recommend that it refers to anyone who hears the call of Source in their own hearts.]
2013 may indeed be a more pivotal year than 2012, or any year leading up to it. Can you read the signs of the times? Can you dance in the quantum flux? It is time to reveal ourselves fully, and claim our original design as innocent masters of Infinite Light and Eternal Love. We are the Light of the World, and that Light can no longer be refused, nor hidden. Be prepared for the illumination to reveal the corruptions of the matrix, so that it can be healed and dissolved in the fires of transmutation. Remember that none of us are completely alone in our journeys and tasks. Being alone is part of being all one…it is part of the walk of sovereignty. However, we are always surrounded and supported by Love that is expressed through many forms, both visible and invisible. We are companions on the way Home.
And, in the words of Captain Peter Quincy Taggert of the NSEA Protector, “Never give up, never surrender.” The term ‘surrender’ is used here in the context of indomitable Divine Will and Love.
Of course, in order to experience that power, we must first surrender our personal agenda to the Will of Source. Trust is a journey, not a destination.
Blessings be on your journey,
Spiritual Teacher/Mentor, Evolutionary Astrologer, Author and Musician.
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