New Webcasts Page for “A Cuppa C”…

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Since I really prefer to keep the home page for blogging, I decided to create a page dedicated to “A Cuppa C” Webcasts, which go up on YouTube twice per week. This way, you’ll have all of the Webcasts to refer to in one place; or, you can simply subscribe to my YouTube channel! I put it right into the top navigation of the site; just click on Webcasts to get there.

There is a new Webcast up for today; topics are our Inner Divinity, my story, and what’s in all of us. Moving forward, check back on Mondays and Thursdays for the new ones!  🙂

Introducing “A Cuppa C”…

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A drum roll, please…. yay, I did it! I’m working on the launch of The Great White Tree (see http://greatwhitetree.com/whats-the-great-white-tree-about/), and am now posting a 10-minute video every Tuesday and Thursday… the video will be a mainstay on The Great White Tree, which is why I created the YouTube video channel for it.

The idea is to cover a wide variety of spiritual and metaphysical tidbits to help you in whatever way I can! “A Cuppa C” came to me while working out on the elliptical one day… it’s a keep-it-brief snipit that you can watch while drinking a cuppa coffee, tea, or whatever your preference… and the “C” actually stands for Creator – or Mother/Father God, Spirit, Source, or whatever your preference of name for the Universal Being of All That Is.

No religion… but spirituality and Oneness; that’s my focus. Hope you can take some time to watch it, and enjoy! 🙂

 

 

Reminiscent of Close Encounters… (NM Road Trip Revelations I)

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From the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

There’s just SO MUCH to cover about my road trip to New Mexico, that I COULDN’T WAIT to get started! This topic is VERY important for many, soooo, here I go; but first, a couple of things that are relevant to this posting, so bear with me…

Throughout my life, I have had cumulative but gradual experiences of opening up spiritually and intuitively… while I was working in the very left-brained corporate world, and then developing my own business. It was much like the exponential curve on a graph… a new type of “ability” here, a new one there…wait for it… wait for it…and then BAM! In 2009, I fell open like a book. Seriously! I tried to keep it separate from my professional life, but the more I went on and explored it… the further I opened up… and the more keeping those two parts of my life separate clashed and caused conflict. Consequently, I’ve finally accepted the inevitability… and this is now the focus and calling to which I’ve submitted, and enjoy it very much!

When I say opened up, it’s really an understatement. I started “hearing” thoughts, knowing the complex line of events to be in a moment’s contemplation, found it very easy to learn and practice energy healing, and also connected very easily to ascended masters, angels, archangels, and others of the Light (and then directly with Creator, especially once I learned ThetaHealing). About 6 months ago, I also started “connecting in” with other Beings – those who many might call “aliens”… but I simply call them Star Beings or Beings.  Those with whom I’ve connected are truly of some of purest love I have ever experienced. Regardless, here’s the thing: No matter how fantastic or out there something seemed when I was “told” it was highest Truth, it has always come to pass, in one way or the other.

Then, though I honestly never asked, last year I started receiving images and snip its of things to come, not only regarding the role I “signed up” to play, but also regarding Earth-level humanity.

Contrary to what many of the fatalists seem to want everyone to believe, it’s not about Doomsday at all…it’s absolutely phenomenal and beautiful! Is there drastic change involved? Absolutely… but change is how you want to perceive it; it can be your personal hardship or it can be your liberation! Much is very foreign as to how we’re living today… so I’ve been very reticent to share much of the insight I’ve received, except with those closest to me (though I admit, I’ve even held back some of the information from my husband – one of the most open-minded people I know – and I’m just finally feeling comfortable to share it with him NOW) . It was because of this that regardless of the amount of self clearing and healing I did, the fear of being considered a freak or judged obviously remained.

It also seems that often when I’m speaking with someone about this, and tell them that EVERYONE can do this, EVERYONE has the same ability, it just needs to be remembered… that I feel the person’s retraction, that the smile they give me is empty (“Yeah, sure…”).

So, it’s been only very, very recently that I’ve started becoming more comfortable openly discussing and utilizing my uncovered “abilities”… though there has still been some reticence unless it’s in discussion with those I know are already comfortable with the topic. However, in regards to some of the “bigger ticket” items – the humanity stuff, how I’ve “seen” the world in 1 year, 2 years, 5 years… I’m still very hesitant to share some of the details.

I was introduced to the messages of Kiesha Crowther (aka “Little Grandmother) in early 2010; hers was one set of many different visionaries and metaphysical presentations to which I had become exposed. Though I absolutely agreed with much of what she said, I never felt much of a “pull” to meet her in person or anything… until I kept on getting guidance in meditation (and then my friend got the same message to give to me) that I was to meet her. Without more of the story, all ended up pointing  right now to this workshop/retreat last week that ultimately decided my road trip to New Mexico.

Besides it feeling right, I had no idea why I was going. I was assured in meditation that it was important for me to go to this; I had to trust and accept it. I was also guided into deciding to drive the trip… because I was assured that it was all as much in the journey as the destination.

I figured, “OK, then. I guess I’m going.”

Though all of this processing happened three weeks before the event, and seemed impossible to pull off, it was amazing how easily and relatively perfectly everything fell into place, how the pavement in the road just became laid out before me. I was assured that if I just jumped off the cliff and TRUSTED, I would fly.

And so I did.

There were just so many things that worked out perfectly: when the 2-day retreat fit in, how long it would take me to go and get back… and how that fit in to the only week that I could possibly have done this in the entire month, how the weather was PERFECT the entire trip (sandwiched into difficult weather patterns and issues around the country right up until the week right before I left), how all the plans that I almost made blindly worked out perfectly in synchronicity. Too much to explain here, but you get the idea…

I had NO idea what to expect when I got to that 2-day retreat in Santa Fe… but I was definitely in for the ride!

So. To the point: It was fabulous. Beyond belief. First of all, for all of my neutrality about her beforehand, I will say this: Kiesha Crowther is the most heart-centered person I have met. She is completely, 100% dedicated and authentic to what she’s doing… and she FEELS it completely. As soon as I was in the same room as her, my heart chakra just naturally spread wide open, beyond measure!

Also, what was absolutely amazing: She covered topics that connected the dots to much of the “further out” information I have received and didn’t quite understand previously. The funny thing: I didn’t even realize that was happening until the end of the 2 days; then it was like a barely audible “click, click, click, click…” going on, and I was amazed… because this was information I had barely shared with more than one or two people. Yet it seemed to come out of her mouth so naturally, and confidently. And suddenly, so much I had seen and had previously been puzzling over made sense…. just from her filling in some of the gaps.

In discussing all of this, she felt it important to impress upon us that it’s time to be brave; to overcome your fears about what other people think about you. Let that go; be your authentic self, proudly, 100%… because it is time to spread the news of good tidings and love in contrast to so much of the doom and gloom that’s out there. If your calling is to help others on their spiritual path, then embrace it boldly, fulfill your heart’s purpose… and don’t worry about others; because (as her tribal grandfather would tell her), “It’s none of your business what other people think about you.”

In attendance was somewhere between 80-100 people – it was definitely a full room! What was absolutely amazing, and the ultimate purpose of this post: In talking to those around me, during breaks and during lunch, I found that my co-attendees had traveled from Canada, Europe, Hawaii, Japan and the four corners of the country to attend! Many had the same “pull” as I had – and had allowed the journey to flow, as I had, as well. I met one man who had left his job in Quebec and had been traveling around the country, visiting and exploring, for about a month, figuring out where he was going to settle. I met another woman who packed a tent – like me – and had camped her way from southern California. Yet another had just gotten to the United States from Sweden – by herself – and after the retreat, was going on to spend 2 weeks exploring… and playing it all by ear.

I felt like almost everyone I met was in one form or another a reflection of me.

Another woman I met had been in the same career as me – corporate marketing – for 20 years, and had just quit “that world,” because she’d felt this one pulling at her. Right now, she was looking to move, to start a new life, and move over into the spiritual realm because it had been a growing part of her life. It was funny I had just randomly decided to sit down next to her, in a small circle of people, during lunch one day! Yet another was still coming to grips with her “Awakening,” because she had been a Math teacher, and a very black-and-white person… until she started “knowing things” that just came to her, along with a huge slew of abilities at once. She still had a challenging time talking about it without tears coming to her eyes… she’d tried to ignore it until a car accident put her out of commission for a short period of time, during which she started seeing a psychotherapist… who, after several months of therapy, told her that she was simply going through a spiritual Awakening.

Another woman, from Long Island, NY, was going through a transition period and deciding her direction. Several men I met were still trying to figure all of this out in their lives, too.

Many, many had been getting guidance to move to another location, including specific areas on where to move… coincidentally (though there are no coincidences), Kiesha had mentioned several times during the 2 days that if you learn to put the ego aside and truly listen to your I AM self, that it will always steer you in the highest and best direction… because it’s there for YOU. So, the point she made specifically: All of your answers are within YOU. If you’re guided to move elsewhere, then do it. If you’re guided to change your vocation, do it. Even if it might seem surreal and out there, if you’re sure it’s from your higher self, then TRUST in yourself. You will understand the rest as it plays out. Now is the time… follow your guidance!

See the pattern?

When we talked to each other, we just started blurting out things that many of us had largely kept to ourselves… because we were getting the same messages, seeing the same things. I found by the second day that I was speaking comfortably and openly about topics that I hadn’t been able to even approach with most closest to me.

It reminded me of the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind… with so many people getting the same message, heading in the same direction (though no one I met – to my knowledge – had been sculpting landmarks in their mashed potatoes or sculpting mountains out of mud in their living room… but then, I never did ask! LOL).

I felt more comforted and supported – and felt the most camaraderie – with this group of people I met in 2 days, halfway across the country, than I have with many of those I’ve known and who have been in my life since what I call my “Grand Awakening,” in 2009.

I finally found my footing.

Upon the closure of the retreat, many of us chatted and hugged… and surprisingly few of us shared contact information. You might think it’s strange, with us all having so much in common, but it didn’t feel that way in the least… because it truly felt like we would find each other again, at the right time… and we knew we filled the purpose we were supposed to with each other, for the moment.

Times are changing… more and more quickly. This world is morphing into something even more phenomenal than it is… and now I’m FINALLY in full acceptance of me and how I can help.

If you’re reading this, and have felt uncomfortable with remembrance of your natural abilities, of your Divinity, and your calling during this awesome time in the history of our world, then here’s my message to you: You’re not alone; far from it! In fact, you’re in great company…there are many of us, in rapidly increasing numbers, stepping out, remembering who we are, accepting a “new” reality, a “new” way of doing things, around the world. I promise! I’ve seen it; I now see it happening, all around us.

So, let’s go! Geronimo! 🙂

PREFACE to my NC to NM Journey: Launching Off the Cliff

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“Change yourself to change the world around you; not just in small ways, but large ones. Make a new you – become who you really are – and your new existence will follow..” ~Krishna

The quote above came to me by the ethereal blue master himself, in meditation not just two weeks ago. I honestly haven’t had a lot of “connection” with Krishna in the past; my first experience was through a guided meditation in my Shamballa Healing class in early fall of 2010 (see my page on Krishna under the Angel Guides/Ascended Masters section). But in the few times I have experienced a “visit” from him, I find it comparable to conversations Alice had with the Caterpillar in Wonderland… I feel like I should take a puff from the hookah pipe…  but the words are very meaningful and perceptive!

Anyway, to the point: I’ve felt like I’m just on the verge of a “next step,” but treading water. A little frustrated at the treading, I’ve been searching for the root of the cause.

I’d been waffling on whether or not I should go to New Mexico, to a 2-day retreat with Kiesha Crowther, aka Little Grandmother. Now, there’s a little side story here that leads into all of this, that definitely feeds in…. Though I’ve known of “Little Grandmother” for more than a year now, and I generally agree with much she has to say (I’ve seen several of her Webcasts), she wasn’t necessarily someone I felt compelled to meet in any way. I mean, it’s been great to see her Webcasts, as a reinforcement to many of the “messages” I’ve been receiving (as well as quite a few others I know); but, that was all. If she had a presentation scheduled in my geographical area, would I go to see her? A definite maybe.

However, sometime around the Fall of 2010, seemingly out of nowhere in meditation one day, I heard that I was going to work together with the woman called Little Grandmother. I was like, “Hunh?” It was repeated, and I heard some more; I journaled it, but I was quite perplexed… because I otherwise felt no tie to her. So, I basically shrugged it off after writing about it in my journal… and forgot about it for the time being.

Sometime around the holidays of 2010, it came up again in meditation, completely blindsiding me. Again, I was like, “What? I don’t get it…” So I did the same thing; I journaled about it and filed it away for later reference.

I never mentioned these messages to anyone.

Shortly after the holidays, early on in 2011, a good friend (another who is very involved in spirituality and healing) and I were “chatting” online, and seemingly out of nowhere, told me, “Do you know the lady they call ‘Little Grandmother’?” After I answered yes, she said, “I’ve been ‘told’ to tell you that it’s important that you will meet her and do some type of work together.”

Even with all that’s happened over the past year-and-a-half, all of the synchronicities… I was shocked. I laughed, and it was then that I told her about the messages that I had gotten before then. At that point, I was actually able to “see” a meeting with her, one on one, sometime in the near future… as friends. I told my friend about it… but then, for the third time, I filed it away for later reference.

The fourth time was the charm.

Yet several months later, in March, there my friend and I were, “chatting” online again, and she brought it up. “You know… I’m again getting the message that you should try to meet that woman Little Grandmother, now vs. later. I understand it works positively either way, but laying the ground now will be very helpful in some way, later.”

I remember sitting at my computer, and reading her comment. I think I literally rolled my eyes, because I felt like, “OK, OK!! ENOUGH ALREADY!!! What’s up with this?!” We went back and forth about it; without a lot of further detail, I will just say that a series of subsequent conversations resulted in the conversation that pushed me into looking at Little Grandmother’s Website… her event calendar… and the listing for this workshop in Santa Fe; it was the ONLY event listed in the United States for 2011, and in the beginning of May.

So, in the midst of  many, many other events going on in my life – 2 businesses, and an endless stream of goings on with my family, many loose ends I had been trying to tie up to move forward  – I considered going to New Mexico.

At the same time, I thought it was a little off the wall to consider… maybe even crazy.

I asked, “Am I just trying to put off the rest of this?” Though my mind tried to say yes, my heart actually felt just the opposite; that if I didn’t go, I would be letting the mundane, day-to-day semantics allow me to  put off something inevitable, something that for some reason is supposed to help me finally move forward.

So, this debate was going on within me. When I asked in meditation, I felt this inexplicable push towards going. It made absolutely no sense logically; yet it felt pure and honest… and right.

It was then that Krishna popped up while I was in my “floaty” state in acupuncture that week (I do ALL kinds of astral travel when I’m pinned on the table in acupuncture… I get some of the CLEAREST visions there!); I was navigating through a complex maze of an existence that wasn’t here, but I knew it – it felt familiar. At one point, I was standing on a terrace overlooking this very busy city, in this foreign “land.” Suddenly, from next to me, I heard, “There is nothing that says you must stay on the path to get to where you’re going, by following its twists and turns… following the rules that we all have made.” It was then I looked towards the voice and realized that it was Krishna standing next to me; and thus, at that moment I realized that it was Krishna’s dimension/Universe that I was “visiting” – the same one I had seen last year, when I had “visited” for the first time in Shamballa class. He looked towards the destination I sought, and continued, “To get to your destination, you can simply decide to plow straight ahead, in the simplest and quickest way possible. Create your own path; it is completely your choice, in your control.”

And so I did, to finish what I realized was my exercise, before I came back to here and the end of my acupuncture session.

Subsequently, in meditation, I kept on getting signals about the trip being a huge turning point for me, starting the “next phase” – whatever that is – and that I would get to the same place down the path eventually, either way… but that this would be much more of a “straight line” to get to where I desire to go.

So did the same friend who had gotten the “messages” for me.

Three days later, I went into meditation with a completely different intention… and there was our blue-skinned friend, with more enigmatic words of wisdom, including those introducing this post.

Though I had decided I would find a way to go, plans seemed to start forming on their own in my head. It was only about 2 weeks ago that the thought popped in, “It might be a consideration to drive out to New Mexico…” This was yet another completely foreign thought to me, as I’m typically the one to get from Point A to Point B as quickly as possible.

However, as soon as the thought crossed my mind, other plans started falling into place. Places I’d want to stop, people I’d want to see, things I’d want to do. I looked at my calendar; out of the entire of month of May, the week surrounding the 2-day retreat was the only week I could manage to take such a trip.

Though I have asked a few people if they would like to join me, it really was half-hearted, because I generally feel like this is a journey I’m supposed to take on my own. Quite a few people have marveled that I would consider doing this by myself; however, I wonder why I would even consider doing it any other way! This road trip is giving me the opportunity to find myself… or more accurately, get away from the day-to-day energies of the mundane to help me find out who I’m becoming, about what it is that is I AM as I start to push my way out of the transformative cocoon into which I figuratively entered not 18 months ago, as I began all of this all-intensive work. Without going into further detail (probably about 5 more blog posts worth), there are many, many pointers and messages telling me that I’m on the edge of the cliff, about to leap off into the swan dive necessary to enter a great new adventure, the next phase of my life; however, I don’t yet know what that looks like, how that translates into our world, except that it is to help and empower others while helping and empowering myself.

And so, in 2 days I am embarking upon something rather uncharacteristic of me: I’m packing the car and hitting the road, 2/3 of the way across the country. On a literal journey – a road trip – to help me begin whatever it is that awaits me around the bend. However, right now I’m not focusing so much on the end result as the journey – something I often overlook – to experience every moment as its own, get everything I can get out of every moment, and spend some time with me.

I will be on the road with my laptop, and undoubtedly prone to blogging along the way (maybe even video blogging)… so stay tuned. Because, as they say, the journey is often just as important as the destination. And, for some reason, I feel like this is the case for my road trip… and that it will be important to share.

What am I expecting? I am completely thrilled to tell you… I don’t know. What do I expect from meeting Little Grandmother? Really, nothing. For all I know, all of the “messages” were just put there to get me to go. There are so many things I’ve been shown will be related to taking this trip, though I have no idea how… and so, off I go, giddy for the adventure, ready for just about anything.

But it will be fun, it will be refreshing…. and somehow, someway, I feel like this will help me along my way, give me some clarity, and give me the little push I need off the edge of the cliff to spread my wings and fly!

When the Walls Come Tumbling Down…

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I’m a movie nut… and a bookworm. Generally, all kinds, depending on my mood. I’ve seen movie after movie, read book after book… so, when I say that one or the other has truly moved me and left an impression on my life… believe me, it’s an impressive thing.

The term “pay it forward” became popular from a movie of the same name that was released in 2000, with Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, and Haley Joel Osment (think, “I see dead people…” from another great one). It’s about a boy’s social studies project that quickly starts to change the lives of the others around him… and beyond.

The assignment: Think of something to change the world and put it into action. The boy presents the idea of paying a favor not back, but forward – repaying good deeds not with payback, but with new good deeds done to three new people.

I remember in the movie, that the boy explains that time to actually do something for someone else – to do this “favor” – is when you feel it the most… when it’s most difficult within the giver to do it.

The changes that start to fall into play – with people who have never even met him – are astounding.

This is such an awesome idea… so simple, yet so profound. However, it often seems that some of the simplest, most profound changes we can make to our world – and some that will simply tumble the facades we have built ourselves – are the ones we find the hardest to carry out. Why? I don’t know; probably because we’ve spent thousands of years in many different cultures building them up.

If you follow the belief (which I do) that we’re evolving back towards remembering our interrelation as One, I’m reminded repeatedly how simple – yet profound – this evolution is.

“Tearing Down Walls,” by Gwen MeHarg, accessed at the heART gallery: http://www.drawneartogod.com

Here’s the simplest in description: Eliminate the walls.

Easy, right?

Several weeks back, my 9th grade daughter and I were talking in the car while I was driving her to school one morning. I have a great interest in the reiteration of some of the conversations she’s had with her friends; it surprises me how the teens and kids are evolving right under everyone’s noses, yet many don’t seem to notice!

Anyway, it seems she and her friends have had quite a few open discussions about different belief systems, and different religions. (This alone is amazing – when I was in 9th grade, most of our conversations centered around what was going on in the entertainment world, our visions for the future… what was in style, whether we were going to the mall over the weekend, stuff like that!). So, I wasn’t overly surprised when she said, “So, what are we, anyway? Are we Christian? Something else? What do I say when someone asks me?”

I was a little bit at a loss; since I don’t think of myself as any designation – and my husband and I have been insistent on teaching our children about all types of beliefs, all types of religions – we’ve purposely not limited ourselves to “being” something.

I didn’t know how to explain that in twenty words or less – which is pretty much the limit for a 9th grader.

However, as things tend to go, this topic has come up again and again over the past several weeks. And it came to me when I was enjoying the quick read The Third Coming, by Jim Rosemergy. There was a portion talking about Gandhi; once, when a reporter was interviewing him in his home, it was noted that even though he is purported Hindu, there was a picture of Christ on his wall. When asked about that, Gandhi responded, “I am a Christian, and a Hindu, and a Moslem, and a Jew.”

It also  reminds me of a message I received in meditation once, not too long ago: Watch the children and how they play.

Finally, in answer to my daughter, I came back to her and said, “You remember that discussion we had the other day? On how we’re not anything particular? I was thinking about it, and I think it’s best to just say we’re Universal.” She thought about it and nodded her head. “I like that, Mom…thanks.” and that was that.

It’s great seeing the rash of bumper stickers (I have one myself), t-shirts, and other paraphernalia with the term “Coexist” on it, made up of the symbols of many of the world’s major religions.

Is it really practiced, though?

How often do you think or say something along the lines of “Those people…” “They should…” “They can’t…” ? How many times have you said, “I don’t know… I’m not ______”?

It’s easy to lend a friend, a neighbor, a relative a hand… but what about a stranger? How many times do we come up with excuses on why we shouldn’t help someone we don’t know?

We put up walls, and more walls…

How many times someone is “afraid” to go to a different church than their own, because they’re afraid they’ll “get punished”? Why would that be… because the semantics are different from one denomination of church to the next, or even from one religion to the next?

If you stop listening to the politics of all of the walls that create differences between religions and spiritual practices – and instead, traverse the wall and listen from the heart about what they all mean, and then compare notes – guess what you’ll find for the vast majority? Semantics, cultural (yes, cultural) rituals somewhat different… but the meaning, pretty much all the same.

This is the same with _________ – you name it: gender, race, culture, religion, politics. Under the microscope, our genetic makeup is pretty identical, in terms of science. It’s like I always say – everyone has a different flavor of ice cream that is their favorite, yet most ice cream is really 99% identical in make up… with just the minor differences making up the different flavors and colors.

Yet, it’s still ice cream. One flavor isn’t “evil” (though I’ve tasted some quadruple chocolate flavors that would be close LOL), one isn’t innately “better” than the other, and one person isn’t better or worse than the next because of a particular flavor they enjoy the most – it’s simply a matter of personal preference, based on individual taste.

That’s the point of the “Coexist” campaign. We are all the same family, we are all a part of this organism we call Earth; all that separates us are the politics and cultural practices in our day-to-day lives. Underneath, we all have hearts, minds, and souls. These differences are what make us “different flavors,” and individual. Yet, we can’t lose sight that we are one and the same.

Another way I used to explain this to my children is via anatomy: Our bodies are made up of approximately 10 trillion cells at any given point in time. Every cell has its own function, there are some basic differences between different types of cells, BUT each cell has the full body’s blueprint embedded within it. Every single one. And every single one knows what job it’s chosen, what its function is. Though each cell might not have conscious knowledge of that, or of the comparatively huge Being of which it’s a part, if that type of cell is needed in a different part of the body, that’s where the cell goes. If a person cuts his/her left foot, and some harmful bacteria enter the wound, the cells at the wound site send out signals for phagocytes (white blood cells that specifically ingest and neutralize potentially harmful invaders). Say there are some of those cells up in the right shoulder… do they say, “Well, it’s just so FAR to that foot… and the kids have a soccer game tonight…”  or “Well, it’s the FOOT that needs our type of job; we’re SHOULDER type of cells…” ???  No; they go and do their job; whatever it is that is beneficial to the entire organism.

To “get to the next level” – or even get back to whence we came, to restore the Earth and humanity – it’s time to remember that we ARE all a part of the same organism – whether we are in North America, Australia, or Asia; whether we are Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Wiccan, or tribal; whether we are male, female, or in between; whether we are proverbially the shoulder, the elbow, or the nose. It is only then – once we’ve taken down all of these walls, labels, and separations that we’ve put up OURSELVES – that we will be able to truly function to our optimal potential as the whole of what we’re a part.

So, to circle back around, the reason I started this post with the mention of the movie Pay It Forward is because it is a perfect example of my point here: The idea has no boundaries, no limitations. It includes everyone… and it forces us outside of our comfort zone, makes us take down our walls, and to see each other – everyone – as equally important as the other, equally worthy, without prejudice and without  limitation.

And when we can do that… we’ll be able to accomplish anything, across the world!

Take Two: SHOOTING through the door to an expanded reality on Pilot Mountain!

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Lots of faces... since we didn't get much in pics (it obviously wasn't what we needed that day), these are pics from my 1st trip.

My second trip to Pilot Mountain was scheduled (read about the first trip in my previous post) right on the heels of finishing a 3-day class in Advanced Theta Healing. Needless to say, I was wide open to the Universe, that’s for sure! Throughout the weekend, had repeatedly questioned whether or not I’d really feel like going on the jaunt with my friend Phran after I was finished. I wanted to go, but fully knew how tired I typically am at the end of 3 solid days of energy and clearing work!

Midway through Saturday, in Theta mode, I asked if I should really go on this trip; without hesitation, and clear as day, I heard back YES! When I asked why, the response was, “Because NOW is the time for you to go.” (Nothing like having Creator say, “Because I said so!”)

So, I guess that set up my expectations!

On the Road Again!
The Voice…
The Earth…
The Water…
The Air (and I guess a little bit of Fire, too!)…
Post Scripts (Follow-up Notes and Explanations)

On the Road Again!
We drove up on Sunday evening; on Monday, we got up and were ready to go early in the morning. In getting ready, I realized something odd – the night before, when I’d gone to bed, my phone had been just about fully charged, so I hadn’t bothered to pull out my charger plug. However, in the morning, it was pretty much completely dead; pretty odd, since I’d turned the phone off altogether! I figured I could at least get a few hours of charging in before we left, but when I went into my bag, I couldn’t find the charger. I searched and searched – even went out to the car – because I remembered wrapping the charger cord up and packing it the night before, but it wasn’t there. Bummer, I thought – I was going to take pictures with it! After I’d been searching for 5 minutes or so, in my head I heard, “No pictures or phones today.” So I thought, “Well, OK, then.” I told Phran, and she had her digital camera with her, but she decided to bring it, anyway.

It was a brisk morning – when we left for breakfast, it was still in the 30s. However, by the time we got to the parking point on the mountain, it was about 40 – not too bad! Plus, the temperature was expected to go up to the 60s during the day, and we knew that once we started moving, we’d warm up.

Part of a BIG face… (again, from my previous trip)

So we went up to Little Pinnacle first, and then completed the trek to the Big Pinnacle – and that’s where the fun began!

The Voice…
When we found first rock face area we decided to climb, I had to laugh – when I’d been there several weeks before with the family, I really hadn’t seen clear climbing patterns to get to some of the shelf areas. Yet, as I walked up this time, it was like there were clear and obvious footholds and steps to the ledge for us! So, we climbed up, and then I could suddenly feel a vibration. I had the urge to put my hand on the rock, and when I did, the vibration surged through my body, and then all I wanted to do was put my cheek on the rock and, for lack of a better explanation, give the mountain a hug! So I did rest my cheek on the rock, and closed my eyes, and the most peculiar thing happened: I felt like I was actually getting a hug from the mountain! Since it was so chilly, I’d fully expected the rock to just feel hard and cold to my cheek and touch; however, I felt nothing but the inner warmth of being loved. How strange, I thought! Something so hard and stark, yet so comforting and nurturing! I opened my eyes to see Phran actually doing the same thing… and from the look on her face, realized it wasn’t just me who could feel that. Suddenly, in my head, I heard, “This is just the beginning; do not doubt yourself, but step with faith.” I told Phran what I’d heard; at the same time, she was getting “Just BE.” (Note: We were thinking these comments were simply literal – because we’d been talking about getting down the rocks, then I got the “Step with faith” statement – but now I get it… much more to it than that! The same goes for the “Just BE” statement to Phran – such simple statements, yet so significant!)

It wasn’t too long afterward that we both felt like it was time to move on to our next destination around the Big Pinnacle… wherever that was going to be. Soon we came to another area that looked primed to climb… so we did, again finding “steps” in the rock to make our ascent pretty simple, even though on first glance, it would seem otherwise!>

This second stop was life-changing.

The Earth…
Phran told me she was getting we were supposed to stand at this particular shelf that we hadn’t even been able to see from the trail; it showed up to us  as we were climbing to another point we’d originally been attracted to. So, we climbed over, and she pointed for me to sit at one particular spot (so she was guided). She was quiet for a moment (listening), then said, “The student surpasses the teacher; the student is the one to receive…”

Side note…in case you missed it in the previous post, Phran is the fabulous soul who has helped me out since Day One of what I call my “Grand Awakening,” in 2009; not only has she been a great source of information and support – and has become a good friend – but as a Reiki Master, she’s the one who introduced me to focused energy work through teaching me Reiki, I and II so far. I remember her saying that and thinking, “I doubt surpassing is the right word… she’s been doing this for YEARS!” See her Website about some of the awesome work she does!

I just looked at her blankly for a moment, and she said, “I’m just supposed to be the antennae here; you’re supposed to get the message.” She held out her hand. “Chakra to chakra to connect…” I took her hand and closed my eyes.

Immediately, the MOST AMAZING feeling came over me. Without really having the words to describe it, it was the BIGGEST feeling I’ve ever felt! If you’ve seen the movie Hook, with Robin Williams (with Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell, plus an all-star cast), there’s a moment when Tinkerbell blows up to be a full-sized person; she just looks incredulous for a few moments, then says, “…this is the BIGGEST thought I’ve ever had…”  It was a lot like that… and that thought actually popped into my head for a moment, before I really sank in to the experience.

What I “saw” when I was being shown Awakening energy points around us (I doctored a pic so you could see it!)

It was like my whole being was plugged in… not just to the mountain, but also the entire valley around it! I didn’t just hear or see a message; I became A PART of it!!! I could feel and hear the consciousness, but I could also FEEL the rock as a part of me; I could feel the trees growing from me, but I also felt like my heart was beating AS Mother Earth, all at the same time. To say it was HUGE doesn’t even begin to cover it!!

At the same time, before one word started coming to me, I could see this column of violet light beaming down on Phran and me while we were standing there.

The consciousness from the mountain started showing me the movements of the earth, the ground moving, the faces in the mountain, the consciousness Awakening inside of the Earth, and then also the plants and trees, the dirt, the animals, and the other beings (devas, I fleetingly thought). I didn’t just see or feel them separately – I BECAME all of them at the same time, as if each part were my heart, my leg, my arm, my finger! I could simultaneously feel me on that ledge, but then I could also feel vague thoughts and feelings as all of those parts… one big, complex and wondrous network!

All of this came to me before one word popped into my head… but it wasn’t long until I heard a majestic but soothing voice, as well! As I’ve explained it since, it was the MOST balanced feeling of masculine and feminine that  I’ve ever experienced, and it was just beautiful (though that word really doesn’t reach the magnitude of how I felt).

“We are all waking up again…not just parts of us, but all of the Earth…

…here I could suddenly see energy points/ley points shooting up to/from the sky, and then I WAS up in the sky, looking down on the entire Southeast, at one of what I knew was many circles of those energy points…

“… those who survive and succeed will again remember how to use the Magic of the Earth; because together, as One, we are _________.”

…there was a concept I could understand, but there was no word I could summon for it – it was the idea of being “more powerful as an integrated entity than we are separate” – powerful isn’t quite the right word, though… somewhere to the next level? It actually added a piece to the puzzle that I hadn’t previously understood… and for the first time, I could FEEL Oneness…

“Like the birds, who fly by the natural mastery and integration of their wings working with and through the air currents…it is time to fly.”

…I was shown an eagle and a hawk flying together…

“Take this to others; all who remember must teach others about this. The time has come.”

I was so struck by the HUGENESS I was feeling that I was simultaneously processing everything all at once, and I just couldn’t speak much after that. However, at the end of the part about the birds, I suddenly could see two more beams of golden light beam down diagonally onto us, in conjunction with the violet beam that I continued to sense coming from directly above. I told Phran that we were supposed to stand there until the beam was broken, and so we did; but I knew exactly when we were done getting zapped with whatever it was, as did Phran, because we both opened our eyes and broke the connection at the same time.

I told Phran, “We’re done here. I heard, ‘On to your next point.'” She nodded brightly and said, “Yep. Heard that, too!” We just looked at each other for a moment, and I shared some of the visuals I hadn’t shared while they were coming in… I’d had to have them assimilate first! She was marveling at the energy she said she’d felt coursing through her, and how she now understood what she had heard during our first stop: “Just BE.” She was a conduit; she helped “jump start” the receiver and amplify the energy (which, by the way, is phenomenal and powerful in energy healing – and explains about how strong her abilities are in healing altogether)… and was very happy to get that message. I laughed, because I thought about how much of a conduit she’d been in getting me actively started in this world to begin with. How appropriate! “Rabbit ears!” I said to her… thinking of the old TV sets we’d had as a kid.

We realized it was time to move on; it was like we could feel the mountain waiting.

An example of this part of the Big Pinnacle… see how smooth the lines get, and the horizontal ridges. It’s amazing to think about how long ago this mountain would have been up against the ocean!!

The Water…
As we continued our way around Big Pinnacle, we suddenly came to a different feel to the rock altogether. Wavy, much smoother, and watery… we both put our hands on this rock, and could feel… the ocean. I could immediately feel the immensity of it, and it was like I was looking up from beneath the depths out into the sunlight sky, because I could see a large, whale-like creature swimming over me.<

I didn’t even realize I’d closed my eyes, until I heard Phran laugh with glee, and opened them up again. “We were dolphin-like creatures here, very intelligent, and chose to live in the water! How COOL!” I laughed, and then told her what I’d seen.

We got the message that this was another “spot,” so we did the same thing as before; both of us semi-sat on the rock next to each other, and she held out her hand to “connect.” I closed my eyes, and immediately, again I had this great, IMMENSE feeling – but this time, it was of the ocean. I couldn’t just feel the power of it; the power of the water was INSIDE of me.

“Child of Mu…you need to look for your information in the right place…”

…That initial comment jolted me, as I’ve had quite the experience this year recalling an IMPORTANT past life in Lemuria – aka “Mu” – yet something else in which Phran had assisted via hypnotherapy for a past life regression, when I’d tried for several months to get beyond the cocoon I’d wrapped around the memory of that lifetime… more on that one of these days! Anyway, I’ve yet to understand that comment on getting my information… I’m sure I will; it just hasn’t come to me yet.

In the meantime, I was suddenly shown a lot of mathematical and geometrical equations that I didn’t quite understand, drawn in the air, showing relation to geography; like I knew what they were, but their meaning was just beyond my grasp. I explained that to Phran before I continued…

“…the waters will rise again…”

…Below me, I could see water rising up from the valley, from out of the ground. Odd, I thought – especially since we were several hours from the nearest shoreline!

The water soon filled the entire valley, and stopped not too far below where we were standing. In my mind, I was looking down, into the turquoise water, and I saw a golden, circular orb deep down water that was glowing and emanating sparkly golden rays away from itself, out into the water surrounding it, and it had a pinkish “aura”, for lack of a better explanation… that confused me, as I had no idea what it could be. However, I somehow knew that I was supposed to be paying attention to it…

I spoke some of the words I heard, but also told Phran I didn’t understand some of what I was being told. I also told her about the golden circular “thing” that was glowing in the water. (See Post-Script at the bottom of this page to see subsequent information I’ve found in regards to the golden orb I saw here…)

Then, while we were still connected, the MOST BIZARRE thing happened!

The actual air around us at the time was dead still; I could even feel the sun hitting us, against the rock. Suddenly, I felt like I was part of a big, huge wave, welling up and coming in from my right… and just as suddenly as I could feel the wave start coming in, the WIND picked up dramatically to my right, and rustled through the leaves in the trees, in a WAVE, up the mountain towards us. In fact, it was so strong that as it approached from the right, it startled me out of “the zone” into opening my eyes (to make sure a wave wasn’t actually coming – it was that real!)… and it STOPPED DEAD, right in front of us. I broke out of it and asked Phran, “Did you feel that? Did you hear it?” And she said, “Yes… the leaves rustling in a wave up the mountain, and it stopped dead right in front of us!”

Wow. It was immense.

I knew there was something I needed to get from that, but again, I couldn’t quite grasp it yet. I just stored it away for later use, as I usually do – I’ve found that days, weeks, and even months later, I’ll learn something that will allow a bunch of unused pieces to the jigsaw to fit together perfectly. It’s a really, really good reason to journal!!! (See the Post-Script section for more information about “the wave” and what happened later…)

Shortly after that, it was again time to move on.

The Air (and I guess a little bit of Fire, too)…
This was our final resting stop up on Big Pinnacle. Again, we stopped and looked up the column of rocks, and where we’d originally thought we wouldn’t be able to go very far, again, the “steps” came easily, and we actually found a great place… about 50 feet from the very top! We found a thin ledge, and just sat down to soak it all in.

Something similar to what we saw, sitting on the ledge.

An interesting thing to note: Just before we stopped at that ledge, while we’d been climbing and stopped on the way at a nice overlook, I had been standing there talking to Phran, I noticed a ladybug on my hand. I hadn’t noticed one insect since we’d been there, and I realized that just as I was thinking how odd it was to suddenly see it. Then, as we were talking for a few more minutes, I suddenly saw two more. When we continued on minutes later and found that ledge, it wasn’t very long before I suddenly realized that more than a dozen ladybugs again appeared, where we were sitting. I decided to make a mental note of that, and check my Animal Speak book when I got home. (See the Post Script section below for the message that ladybugs have for us…)

When we sat down, I didn’t get the feeling there was any message to bring in there; just that we were supposed to sit there and… for lack of a better word, charge. I could feel the sun indirectly slanting in towards us on that spot, and I vaguely noted that it felt much, much warmer than it should’ve felt, knowing the temperature of the day. In my head, I could see the mountain encased in a bubble of sorts – a bubble of energy – and we were inside of that bubble. We had some water and fruit; then I sat back, up against the rock, leaned my head back, and closed my eyes. I think Phran did the same next to me, because we were just quiet for quite awhile. Several times, we heard people coming up the trail beneath us, and I would open my eyes and watch them; only once did anyone even notice we were up there, and that was only because their dog  had sensed us, stopped, and looked up, causing the owners to look up, too. When I closed my eyes, I truly felt encased inside the warm, embryonic, loving bubble of energy on the mountain; in fact, I could see the energy swirling past us, in front of us, in a counterclockwise direction. At one point, in my mind’s eye, I could see a huge bird – resembling a huge phoenix – flying in the “bubble” too, around the Pinnacle; I could feel the shadow, and then it would be gone… and then a few minutes later, I’d feel it again, for it to continue on, etc. I felt like we were in a completely different reality, just on the other side of a veil from our 3D Earth; I felt even more so when people would come by, stop and look up, but never see us.

At some point, I opened my eyes, and my head was tilted up towards the sky. When I did that, I suddenly realized that there were about a half dozen hawks right above us, circling lazily in the geothermal currents. They were so close that we could really see them just ride the current, circle up, down, and back around again.

These are the kinds of birds we saw in flight, right over our heads, just under their nests - the red hawk and the raven.

I brought that up to Phran, and we just sat there and watched; at some point, by watching their flight pattern, we realized that we were almost directly beneath their nesting place! I could feel the beautiful, graceful hawks noting our presence there, but they didn’t seemed alarmed by our presence at all; we were simply “inside” the bubble. (See the Post Script section below for the message that hawks have for us…)

A little further off (not too far), there were some other birds that were large and playing in the air currents in the same fashion as the hawks; we couldn’t quite figure out what they were. I originally thought they were some sort of vulture, but that didn’t feel right; they weren’t quite large enough. Later on, after I was home, I found out that ravens nest there at Pilot Mountain, too, and another light lit up – yep, that’s what they were! (See the Post Script section below for the message that ravens have for us…)

Remember earlier on, in this post, when I said I’d gotten the message back at the hotel that we weren’t supposed to have phones or cameras on this trip? Well, as I said, Phran had brought her digital camera. She’d gotten a few pictures in the beginning of the climb, but here’s the funniest part: While we were sitting up there, on that ledge, probably 50 feet under the hawks nest, with easily a half dozen hawks circling around continuously, Phran tried 4 or 5 times to take a picture – every single one of the pictures she took came out with a beautiful, blank sky!! We laughed about that – I said, “I TOLD you we weren’t supposed to take any pictures!” She replied, “Yep; and what did I hear when we got here? ‘Just BE.’ Well, I tried, anyway…”

It was at some point that a foreign odor suddenly filled my senses; a fresh, lovely smell, but one I’d never sensed before. There was no one around right then besides us, and I could already distinctly smell the pines around, and the crisp, clean air…but this was completely different. I asked Phran if she smelled it; she didn’t (which surprised me!). It came only from my right, in a space that was about wide enough to fit one other person before the cliff face butted up against an endpoint of the ledge. It really felt like there was a person sitting next to me, but not quite…

I shrugged it off, and welcomed the presence, whatever (or whomever) it was. We figured it could only be a positive presence, since it was warm and within the bubble, along with us! (Note: It was just this past week that I’ve come to understand who was sitting next to me; but that’s another important blog, for another day… more to come!)

Shortly after that, we both sensed that we no longer needed to stay. We both experienced the oddest feeling as we climbed down, and started on the trail away from the Big Pinnacle: At one point, we both knew exactly when we’d broken away from that bubble, even though the scenery hadn’t changed in the least – there was nothing distinctly different in the landscape (no more trees, bushes, or shade – in fact, we were directly in the sun), but it was as if we’d walked through a membrane, to the “outside.” Just as I noticed it, Phran stopped, turned to look at me, and said, “Do you feel that? Suddenly, I feel cold and lonely, like we’ve happened upon some forgotten, enchanted forest!”

I laughed and agreed.

There were other parts of the mountain, other parts of the area we were drawn to explore; however, I distinctly heard, “Not today!”

Meaning, of course, that we’d be back there again another time…I’m looking forward to it!  🙂

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Post Scripts (Follow Up Notes and Explanations)

  • The golden, glowing orb in the “water.” Previous to my first trip to Pilot Mountain, I had done a Google search trying to find any information about the mountain being a vortex of any kind. I found a site by a man  named Joseph Robert Jochmans researching and discussing his experience with Reawakening energy points throughout the world, as well as many other very, very interesting and timely topics in the world of energy and metaphysics. Though I had the site bookmarked, I know I had seen a page talking about his experience on Pilot Mountain; however, I somehow missed the page that contained his discussion about the Etheric Gemstone Temples (it’s worth the read, and fascinating!). I came across this other page with information that included Pilot Mountain on his site after the trip, when I went back to read about his experience again, compare notes…and see what else he’d found on his journeys. I was blown away by his report entitled, “A Journey Through the Thirty-Three Etheric Stone Temples,” which includes yet another whole section about Pilot Mountain… and wondered why it was I had totally missed this in the first place! Here’s an excerpt:

“The anchoring in of the TOPAZ Sanctuary will occur above Pilot Mountain in North Carolina, U. S. A, at the new Capricorn Planetary Node Point. It shall serve as an important KEY for unlocking both the Bimini and Uxmal (Temple of Iltar) Halls of Records, which according to Edgar Cayce are sister Halls to the one at Giza.

The INITIATION ESSENCE for the Capricorn Temple is: COMPASSION WITHOUT INVESTMENT IN OUTCOME, BLAME OR PITY.

In the Spiritual Realm, your All Self now takes you to the Sanctuary of TOPAZ, the gem of your new Third Eye energy center. The Temple itself is made up of six huge transparent topaz crystals, one turning inside the other. Each crystal has dozens of facets triangle-shaped and glowing in different topaz hues. A brilliant yellow gemstone slowly moves in the center surrounded by a rose stone, itself encased within a pink crystal that in turn floats within a light green topaz. These are all inside a blue topaz, and the final or outermost gem shimmers clear.

As these forms slowly turn inside each other the sunlight passing through them triggers a fantastic array of spectral colors. There are also flashes of static electricity flowing along the crystal edges which light up the symbol of Capricorn etched onto their outer surfaces.

Your All Self introduces you to the Temple Guardian, the Angel Capriel, who wears a stunning yellow topaz on Her forehead. She makes these comments…” (Go to the Website to see the whole text)

Further, just today, as I was just cutting and pasting this information into this blog, and re-reading it, I found yet another item in here that I didn’t notice before… the comment about unlocking Bimini. About a week ago, I received another “message” (from the entity that had been sitting next to me on that ledge that day) that had to do with similar information about Bimini… until then, I’d never even heard of it – I had no idea where on Earth it was, until I looked it up! Well, I guess THAT will be yet another post, on another day… [Back to the post…]

  • The huge wave and the “air wave.” During the week following this trip. I was having an email interchange with the awesome woman who has taught me Theta Healing – Linda Grimm (see her Website, she has classes coming up in January) – and Linda gave me exactly the right words for the light bulb to go off in my head. Here’s the quote from her email:

“Think about if you could teach someone else how to pull the energy of a sacred place at will. Somehow, that feels important. It’s like, if you needed the roots of a tree, could you pull that energy? If you needed the vision of the hawk, could you pull that energy? If you needed the ability to shift and change with the tides and wind like the sand, could you pull that energy? Connecting to these gifts that are available not only in certain places but in our stored mental images and records is powerful. It feels like some of your future students will be able to relate to that more than asking Creator to provide it… So, give that some thought and see if it resonates with you.  I just got… If you needed the fiery beauty of a maple tree in the fall, could you pull that?  If you needed the freshness of a daffodil after a long winter, could you pull that?  Oh so many!!!”

As I read her email, the BUZZ went off: “…If you needed the ability to shift and change with the tides and wind like the sand, could you pull that energy?…” The wave came back to me immediately, and the power of the wind that suddenly picked up was intense… and felt just like the power of the water that I’d felt inside of me at that exact moment. It was incredible and incredulous, but I realized that I had been shown exactly how to harness that energy, and I hadn’t even realized it!!!

Super cool, very overwhelming… and amazing. The next step: Remembering how to do just that, on command! 😉[Go back to the post]

  • Messages that the ladybug brings for us. In doing some shamanic work, I’ve found that the sudden unquestionable presence of any living being in my life typically has an appropriate message, with perfect timing! Therefore, upon my return home (more like the next day – I was WAY too tired to do anything that night!), I looked up the messages that we can get from the ladybug. Here’s what I found:

Resurrection!

The appearance of a Ladybug heralds a time of luck and protection in which our wishes begin to be fulfilled. Higher goals and new heights are possible; worries begin to dissipate; new happiness comes about. Their presence signals a time of shielding from our own aggravations and pests.

Some great resources for animal messages are several books by author Ted Andrews:

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  • Messages that the hawk brings for us. Likewise to the ladybug, I looked up the message from the hawk. I figured it wouldn’t would be too different from the eagle, which has been one of my life totem animals; though the message is close, I did find out that there is a slightly different message from the hawk:
Messenger, protector, and visionary of the air; this powerful bird can awaken the Visionary within you, and lead to your life purpose. It is the Messenger, and when it shows up, pay attention: There is always a message coming. Once Hawk shows up, it will stay with you permanently. This powerful bird can awaken your visionary power, open your higher chakras to hear the messages of the Universe and lead to you to your life purpose. Also look for the Raven to precede or accompany Hawk when it presents itself to you. (!!!!! How funny is that?!?!). The sky is Hawk’s realm, and through its flight it communicates with Heaven and the Great Creator Spirit, and conveys that knowledge to Earth: Hawk medicine unites Heaven and Earth.

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  • Messages that the raven brings for us. I’ve never been overly fond of the raven; I have to admit, it’s partially because they get a bad rap in contemporary literature. When my husband told me he’d decided his totem must be a raven, I was never really comfortable with it. I can’t tell you why, though several different reasons whisper through my head as I type this. Anyway, in deference to the raven, there are many very strong, positive points about its presence. In stride with the ladybugs and the hawks, I did look a little more deeply into its message, and here’s what I found:
Raven is the messenger of magic from the great void where all knowledge waits for us. He is also the symbol of changes in consciousness, of levels of awareness and of perception. He carries the mark of the shape-shifter, and carries healing energy from great distances… Raven medicine can give you the ability to get inside another’s head and heart, to feel true empathy, and to understand these people from the inside out, so to speak. Spiritual healers and counselors use Raven power, for they have a depth of understanding and empathy not shared by all. Because of this powerful medicine, they can often actually change another’s behavior and perception, to work real magic in bringing insight, peace, healing and understanding to others; to at least offer others a different and positive perspective of things, circumstances and people in life. This medicine must always be used in the Light for the highest good and best interests of others; and never for personal gain or dark reasons…like the Hawk, he is also the Messenger of the Great Spiritual Realm. With Raven, human, and animal spirits mingle and become as one to help you shapeshift your life or your very being. Raven has the knowledge of how to become other animals and how to spake and understand their language… This creative life force can and should be used to work the magic of spiritual law on this physical earth plane, to create the ethereal link between Body and Soul and God and the Oneness of the Universe. This is your path with Raven medicine; to always work your magic in the Light, to co-create with God, and to enlighten all those around you to the True Magic in life.



My added significance is the fact that one of my husband’s totems is the raven… so I knew I should meditate upon that some more. And I did. It wasn’t a week later when the answer came to me, from one of my Guides:



“Yes, the raven’s message is true for you; however, the added depth to that for you is that part of the agreement you and your husband made in the etheric realms had to do with your Awakening to pursue your highest path; it was partially being with him that helped to cause what you call your Grand Awakening so you can pursue this path.”

Take One from Pilot Mountain… an awakening energy center

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This was the viewpoint from the Little Pinnacle... the lower high point of the mountain. The pics we took from this vantage all have lots of varying orbs in them, and different in every picture (we made sure it wasn't dirt on the camera); we caught some violet rays, too!

When my Dad was still alive, I used to drive up US52 on the way to visit him in West Virginia. The landscape is generally pretty, but there’s nothing that particularly draws the attention… until you see Pilot Mountain. An odd-looking mountain, like it has it’s very own “Easy” button to press – that anomaly would always afford me a few minutes of thinking about it as it quietly sat, patiently, in my line of vision, as I drove by.

That was years ago. My father died in 2003; until this year, I never knew anything about it, other than the odd way it always temporarily drew my attention when I passed it while on the road to somewhere.

For the past 7 years, I’d forgotten about it, as it was filed away with the memories of my trips to West Virginia… until it came up in conversation in one of my spiritual circles, in passing.

The conversation had something to do with landmarks that are strong energy points – often called vortexes (or actually, vortices would be the proper term, I believe), though there are actually different kinds all over – and I was talking about my pull to visit Mount Shasta in California. Someone said, “Well, you know we have a sacred site only a couple of hours away, right? Intense energy there…  at Pilot Mountain.”

Immediately, my mind’s snapshot of the landmark with the memorable profile popped into my head. When I admitted that I hadn’t heard about that, several others in the group jumped in with agreement that it was an awesome spot to visit for the same reason. Over several months after this initial conversation, I noticed that Pilot Mountain came up several times in the same context… and others I asked assented that there was some great energy to experience there.

So, eventually, I did a little research.

The stone-stepped path up to the Little Pinnacle at Pilot Mountain; this view was just so symbolic!

There isn’t a LOT out there discussing Pilot Mountain as any kind of vortex, but over the past several months, there seems to be more and more. What does seem to be a growing topic of discussion are the “Reawakening” of old ley points – of which Pilot Mountain is one – as the energy grid of our planet changes and evolves. I came across an awesome Website, Forgotten Ages Research, that focuses on the current state of many, many topics in our Awakening world, and found a fascinating report that included Pilot Mountain: A Journey Through the 33 Etheric Gemstone Temples, in 3 parts: Part One, Part Two (the part that includes Pilot Mountain), and Part Three. It’s definitely worth the read, if you get the chance!

Anyway, it worked out that my family and I decided to spend a weekend admiring the beautiful Fall scenery in October; we planned a day in Hiddenite, doing some gem mining, and I included a day hiking on Pilot Mountain… on 10-10-10.

We pulled into Pilot Mountain (the town) to the hotel the evening before, exhausted from a full day at the gem mines. I remember that about 15 minutes out of town, my spine started to tingle, from my neck down to in between my shoulder blades (as it does right now, as I’m typing this). It’s something I’m used to – usually a signal that I need to take a meditation and see what messages are trying to come through – so I thought, “I know, I know,” but I just accepted the buzz while we wearily finished our trek for the evening.

I didn’t give it another thought that evening, because all I could think about was SLEEP! However, what I did find fascinating were the communications that persisted in coming to me throughout the night, in the hotel:

  • one very clear, vivid dream visit/message from my deceased grandfather, and
  • one very clear, vivid dream visit/message from my deceased great aunt.

And, since that apparently wasn’t enough, I barely woke up sometime in the middle of the night to roll over and see a young Indian brave sitting at the foot of the other bed – where my 14-year-old daughter and her best friend were sleeping. He was just sitting there, on the edge of the bed, looking away from it, as if he were guarding them. I felt no unease at this – he “felt” like a positive energy – so I just went back to sleep. Twice more I woke up and picked my head up to “check” and see if the Brave was still there… and yep, there he sat, motionless, guarding the girls as they slept.

Side note: A week-and-a-half later, when I was having lunch with a  good friend of mine, Phran (incidentally, also the Reiki Master under whom Scott and I have studied) – who is a practiced sensitive and who has been communicating with others in the ethers for years – she burst out laughing when I told her about the Brave, and that I’d just rolled over and gone back to sleep all three times. She asked if I’d even thought of asking him what he wanted, or what his intentions were, since I’d seen him THREE times over the course of the night. I looked at her, surprised, shrugged, and just said, “No. I just knew he was there, and that there was nothing threatening about him – like I said, I distinctly felt like he was guarding the girls. A very safe feeling. So I just went back to sleep.” Once I thought about it, I realized she was right; how interesting that I hadn’t really been more concerned beyond that! My friend reinforced that thought by telling me how that alone was testament on how much I’ve changed and how much my world has changed over the past year!

The next morning, we had an early breakfast and headed up to the mountain.

The day itself was just simply a phenomenal day for the outdoors… we drove 2/3 of the way up the mountain, and then proceeded to walk the minor trip to Little Pinnacle and then Big Pinnacle – where we all found ledges to climb up to and just sit for awhile.

I particularly love the violet ray in this shot of the Big Pinnacle!

Something I found amazing was the difference between the look and feel of the mountain from the distance vs. close up. The rocks forming the Little and Big Pinnacles changed completely when I was face-to-face with them – I was buzzing as it seemed that every time we came around another bend in circling them, I saw faces, faces, and more faces in the rock… old, time-worn, wise faces looking out from the center of Pinnacle, and the heart of the mountain. Scott saw them, too – though not as many as I did – and the feeling of visiting something that was ancient but sweet pervaded our senses.

At 10:10am (10-10-10 and 10:10)… I was sitting on a ledge, just about 100 feet from the top of Big Pinnacle. The air was sweet, vibrant, and a perfect place for my husband and me to take part in the world meditation on welcoming in the energies of the Divine Feminine. I closed my eyes, emptied my head, and waited to see what came to me.

Close up at Big Pinnacle... some of the many faces in the rock!

It took a few minutes, and then I saw the landscape before me on my eyelids with a strong, wide, golden column of light coming straight down from the sky. Soon after, I saw other beams off in the distance, both to my right and my left, coming down at regular points with the same strength. Next, I saw golden beams “connecting the dots” – connecting the vertical beams with horizontal ones.

It was fantastic!

I felt a wave of calm run through me; the softness and beauty of… everything… pervaded my senses. I felt at peace, and that point, I could “see” the energy grid connecting us all, pushing us into a new place; and during that meditation, I also felt like it was the perfect time to do an Arcing Radial Light session for our planet; what better modality to use than one with the loving and healing power of the archangels and the Divine Feminine?

When I felt I was done, I felt the energy of the mountain, like it was pulling back a little… and I knew I was done there for the day.

However, I knew I was supposed to return. Like I was being pushed on… but with the whisper in my ear that I would be back, soon.

I loved this particular tree... and wished I could get over to that slab of rock right in its shade (I might have tried, had we not had the children with us). What a personality! "I just AM, rooted in between two rocks, enjoying the view."

Fast forward: A week-and-a-half later, I was sitting at lunch, with the friend mentioned in the Side Note above. I was telling her about the experience, and she was interested, as she hadn’t previously heard of the metaphysical energy of Pilot Mountain (I decided that it must be mostly local knowledge that passes the information along, since both of us are originally from the Northeast). Suddenly, in the middle of the conversation, I noticed she got “that look” on her face (I’ve learned that when she gets “that look,” she’s listening to something coming in to her). Then she looked at me, and asked, “How far away is it?” When I answered, “Just over 2 hours,” she just said, “I’m getting the buzz about this. Let’s plan a road trip to go there.”

And so we did, for this past Monday… THAT visit was phenomenal, and has now completely pushed me to yet another level of consciousness!

Stay tuned for Part 2, coming within a day or two…

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