The Angel Oak Tree – A Portal Doorway in SC (and Yet ANOTHER Lesson on Listening)

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As we go along on this amazing journey of awakening, at the individual through the Earth (and actually, universal) levels, more and more is opening up: more understandings, more and more synchronicities… and the need for more and more trust and faith that the higher self, and that when we do so, we are guided toward the most amazing and magnificent experiences!

On that, I’m jumping right into writing about such an experience I had this 4th of July holiday in the United States. Earlier on, around April and early May, my family and I were working on planning a 4th of July excursion. We hadn’t been to the beach for awhile for the 4th; for years, we had visited Myrtle Beach, SC, and hadn’t been back for just as many. So, feeling the pull to South Carolina (mere hours from where I live), I began the effort to set up our vacation.

After coming across dead end upon dead end in terms of hotels by Myrtle Beach – all within the more reasonable price range were pretty much booked solid – I was suddenly inspired to look into Charleston, South Carolina. I’ve had a number of friends who are from Charleston and/or who have lived or visited… all have raved about it. For me, until this point, I’d never had any pull to go. But suddenly, something had me start exploring the possibility. Of course – because that’s where we were SUPPOSED to go – everything fell into place easily, and we found some great deals, and a great place to stay, midway between downtown Historic Charleston and Kiawah (the beachfront).

A few days after we’d made our decision to make the trip, my husband told me that someone with whom he works had mentioned something called the Angel Oak Tree – the oldest known oak tree in the country – and that we should put it on our itinerary. As soon as he said it, it felt right, I got a little excited… and even without knowing anything about it, I agreed that we should put it on the list of things to do.

The BIGGEST Step: LISTENING, and Getting There!
The day we were planning to see the Angel Oak was part of our plans for a day at the ocean. OF COURSE, the tree was situated perfectly… in between our hotel and the beach! We went to the beach first, with plans to stop and see the tree on our way back.

This is the wholly amusing part of the story… and one I’ve already told a number of times, because it’s a PERFECT example of the purpose of listening to the voice of the Higher Self, even when the ego finds it inconvenient to do so!

When I’m at the beach, I’m completely in my element; I grew up at the water, and the ocean is still my favorite place to be. (On the more woo-woo side, I know I’ve had quite the extensive experience as part of the water world for an extended period of time… and have greatly favored it throughout this existence…but that’s a whole set of stories for another day!) Since I live several hours inland now, I cherish every moment I get to spend at/on/in the ocean. So, needless to say, once I’m there… I’m PARKED for awhile!

And so, there we were, at the beach on a PERFECT day; we had our pop-up tent, chairs and towels in the sun… the weather was a perfect 85 degrees with a light breeze, not a cloud in the sky, the beach was beautiful… and the water was WARM. The cycle quickly became playing in the water and swimming, sitting in the sun for a bit to dry off, sometimes a snack, and then back in the water again, etc. I could’ve stayed forever!

About 3 o’clock, I was laying on a lounge chair, getting a little bit of sun and meditation/snoozing in the bliss of it all. Suddenly, I got a nudge that it was time to go. I’m very accustomed to listening to the voice of the Higher Self (I would say that I trust it at a 9 on a scale of 1 to 10); however, at the beach that day… I just wanted to STAY.  I’d felt that nudge and thought (ego), “In a little while… right now, I’m BASKING… and don’t feel like leaving yet…”

After that, I turned over onto my stomach on my lounge chair… and while doing that, it felt like I was BITTEN by the hinge of the chair. I made a comment of the sort to my husband… yet just let it go; I was too comfortable.

And so, I snoozed a little bit.

A few minutes later, my two teenagers (who are fish themselves) came back from the water and commented, “How weird is THAT? Where did THAT come from?” I picked my head up and twisted around… to see one single rain cloud in the middle of the sky, off shore. I shrugged and said, “It’ll pass…” and turned back around and put my head back down… back to my bliss.

I felt it again… that nudge. And again, I thought, “But I’m SO COMFORTABLE right now, everything is SO PERFECT…”

About 15 minutes later, my husband – who was sitting in a chair next to me, reading a book – suddenly got a pull, and said, “You know, I think it’s time for us to go.”

I mumbled, “Not yet… in a little while, maybe around 4:30 or so…”

At that point, the girls came back up from the water, while my husband really, really felt the nudge himself (if SHE won’t listen… maybe HE will…  LOL), and said, “Well… look at the sky…” A little irritated, I turned around on the chair… to see a spread of cloud (like that single cloud had popped and oozed across the sky in such a short period of time). As I looked out onto the water, I could see a wall of rain coming toward us. And yet… I was still unwilling to go. I said, “Why now? We’re wet anyway, and it’s summertime… you know it will pass in a few minutes…” Yet, this time, he ignored me… apparently, this was one situation where he was listening much more closely than I was!

He just got up and started taking everything down, putting everything away, as the rain came in and pelted us. The whole time, I was grumbling and getting increasingly irritated… why were we leaving RIGHT THEN? Everything would be wet and covered with sand (like it wouldn’t, anyway)… what a waste to be doing all of this in the rain! And yet… my husband persisted… and kept on packing up, enlisting our kids to help, too. I begrudgingly joined in.

The moment we finished packing up, you guessed it… the sun came back out. At this point, we were committed… and my husband and 2 daughters were up ahead; I’d let myself lag a little behind, carrying some of our stuff, but mostly because I didn’t want to go. I’d become grumpy, trudging slowly on the sand… until I felt the equivalent of a thump upside the back of my head, and heard – LOUDLY – “You KNOW that if you’re being pushed to do something, to just TRUST that it’s for a purpose…”

I sighed heavily… and surrendered. I thought, “OK… I’ll go with it.” And I let go of the irritation (well, most of it, anyway!).

By the time we got to the car, my husband was trying to cheer me up; I told him not to bother – I was fine – and I told him what I’d heard on the way up from the beach.

As we pulled out, he said, “Next stop… the Angel Oak…”

Me in communion with the Angel Oak Tree, outside of Charleston, SC… connecting in to this magnificent portal (www.angeloaktree.com). Look closely… can you see the faces within the tree? Can’t you feel its amazing energy just looking at this picture?

Also funny to note: When we got there (and through most of when I was “merged” with the tree), there were quite a number of others there, as well… funny that my husband got a picture of me, all by myself, in the expanse of that area!)

 

 

Meeting The Angel Oak Tree Magnificence and Seeing the Doorways Within
When we pulled up to the gated area where the Angel Oak Tree resides – shortly after 4pm – all irritation from the beach was immediately forgotten. Even as we were walking along the gate to go inside, I could feel quite an amazing shift in energy… such openness, such peace, such beauty! When we walked in, and the fullness of this incredible tree saturate my being… my heart just opened WIDE! I was amazed that the lightness this tree exuded, regardless of it’s considerable size; the energy the tree exudes immediately reminded of the hometree from the movie Avatar, as if it would be real in this world. In fact, as that thought was passing through my mind, while I stood there and simply took the sight and feeling of this huge regal beauty, one of my daughters walked by and commented about the exact same thing!

It was only moments before I felt the intense pull to commune energetically with the tree… and in doing so, I knew that THIS was the MAIN REASON why we’d ended up in the Charleston area altogether!

As soon as I connected with the tree, I heard, “Welcome, Gatekeeper…” (a term I’ve had several Beings at higher levels of consciousness call me over the past several years, without conscious understanding or remembrance of why, yet) “… you’ve been expected.”

Simultaneously, I was seeing and experiencing the Universe via the tree… and I could feel multiple personas within; as I was considering that understanding, suddenly, something in the center of me and the tree opened up energetically… and I realized it was a portal; a HUGE one! I immediately knew that this was a portal doorway between at least 7 or 8 different worlds… and something else.

As I continued in this state of connectedness, I felt the consciousness of this portal reach down into me, and begin receiving the light codes I’d received while in Kauai this past February (see my post On Rebuilding the Earth and Rebuilding Ourselves). I could feel the transfer, and then I saw/felt something extraordinary happen: A doorway opened up not just between the tree and Kauai, but also to Mt. Shasta, CA (see my post Journey Reflections from the Mountain, Part Two), Pilot Mountain (see my post Stepping Through the Doorway at Pilot Mountain on 12-12-12)… and number of other “energy points” around our physical, 3D world.

They all overlaid each other energetically – while I was in the center of all of it – and while I did what I was guided to do, all fuzziness between the connections cleared and the openings/connections became crystalline, the doorway shifted into something new… and I was in all of those places at once!

Then, just as quickly as it had begun, I knew what I came here to do was done. Fait accompli.

I opened my eyes and disconnected… though I still felt the loving connection to the consciousness of the tree. While I was beginning to move away from it, my husband walked by me, with a smirk on his face. He asked me, “Did you see the sign?”

I shrugged and asked, “What sign?”

His reply: “The one over there… it says that they close the gate at 4:30pm.”

It was 4:20… and all PERFECT (of course)!

I looked at him and smiled… because in that moment, I realized all of that nudging and PUSHING to leave the beach had everything to do with us GETTING THERE “in time,” for whatever it was that just happened. I responded, “Of course they do…” as we walked to the little adjacent gift shop on our way out.

 

 

On Rebuilding the Earth (and Rebuilding Ourselves)

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As this journey continues to progress, more and more I’m given guidance to simply just DO certain things… without having any conscious understanding of why, often until I’m smack dab in the middle of it (and the given here is that I first and foremost ALWAYS ask my Higher Self if whatever it is is for my Highest and Best good!).

Which is EXACTLY what happened on my recent trip to Kauai, in Hawaii!

Before June 2012, I’d never even known the name of the place… and it suddenly started coming up EVERYWHERE… right after my initial trip to Mount Shasta, California (for more information about THAT trip, see my post Journey Reflections from the Mountain, Mt. Shasta Tales, Part Two). Seriously… I would log on to Facebook, and something about Kauai would pop up at the top of my feed. I would be talking to someone, and they would mention Kauai. Once, my husband and I were walking through the gym parking lot after a workout, and my eyes just “randomly” rested on a bumper sticker… that said “Kauai.” And, as adept as I am at discerning such messages, I actually sort of ignored the message until it became obnoxiously apparent (the bumper sticker in the gym parking lot did it! LOL). So, in early November 2012, I went into meditation… and as soon as I closed my eyes, I was transported to… you guessed it… Kauai. I was on the water, looking at this amazing, ancient Lemurian mountainous landscape; I knew immediately where I was, even though I’d never even BEEN to Hawaii before.

This is the Lemurian landscape from within the water at Tunnels Beach, on the north shore of Kauai. It’s the EXACT vision I had in meditation in November 2012 when I finally acknowledged the message to go… and it was on this beach where I actually felt down to my cells, “Welcome home”… what a shocker when I was in the water, turned around, and saw the landscape from this perspective… and realized that this was THAT place!

I asked, “SOOOO… I guess I’m supposed to go here?” Yes.

“When?” Very distinctly: Late February, early March 2013.

I remember balking a little bit – since it was already November – and thought, “Seriously?! A little short notice, dontcha think?” (Yep, I’m a little sassy sometimes… all with Divine love and gratitude…) After a slight pause: Well, you HAVE been getting the message for 5  months now… I thought, “Touché…” I asked if I should do a class there, and understood No. Present? No… just go, and BE.

I’ve also learned that if something is really, really in my Highest and Best interest, it will all simply fall into place for me, once I agree to do it. Once I said, “OK, then… to Kauai I’ll go..”  that’s exactly what happened! Somehow, in December, information on a women’s spiritual retreat in Kauai in the second half of February just fell into my lap… and somehow, it all worked out so I could go. The resources showed themselves… everything scheduled around it.

So, I went to Kauai for ten days. Who was I to ignore guidance to go to Hawaii???  😉

There’s an entire, in-depth story around this retreat; it was amazing and awesome in ways I would have never imagined it would be if I’d tried to put expectations around it! But this post… has a very specific message from it, as part of that trip.

Kauai – An Ancient Lemurian Landscape

This was the daily view at breakfast from the rental house… rainbows and all…

You might ask, “What’s so significant about Kauai?” I asked the same question, too, early on… and with a little bit of research, I discovered there’s a LOT significant with it! Some actually call it the Garden of Eden; though the Pacific Northwest has ancient Lemurian energy about it… Kauai is even older. From my memory/understanding (now that I’ve been back there)… it holds the energy of the beginning of entry into this dimension, this density. It truly is a different world, in ways I can’t explain except to say that it’s amazing how many people have been guided to go and/or live there with no understanding about why, about how they’ll afford it, how it will come together… and I heard many stories of it just happening, whether it’s for 5 days, 5 months, 5 years… or forever. When you’re called home… you’re called home!

There were 6 of us, including the woman who was running the retreat (who incidentally, I’d met in Mt. Shasta in 2012); what a lot we were! And, even more importantly… so amazing that we all just melded together with such fluidity and ease; of course… at the etheric level, we’d agreed to get together, there, at that time, for the purpose for our visit! I cane to love every one of them; every one of them had something of myself to reflect back to me.

Amongst the flowering ginger in paradise…

Part One – My BIG Message
“There was a blind woman, a deaf woman, a woman with a recent knee replacement…”

Not the start to a joke, but a start to a part of my story. Though it didn’t faze me in the least, I noticed such an interesting mix early on… this was literally the variety of physical demographic in our small group! I immediately knew that there would be some huge message coming through to me about that.

We took a few days to get used to our mix, which was a GREAT lesson in consciousness and being completely in the moment (for example, when you’re helping to guide someone who’s 90% blind on a hiking trail – or even through a parking lot – there’s really not much opportunity to do anything BUT be in the moment!), and of accommodating all of us as one. I will say… after the adjustments for all of that, it felt easy! So I continued to wonder what the message was.

However, about the third day, I noticed I woke up with a little bit of resistance within me… with just the slightest bit of irritation. I also noticed that regardless of working out and drinking incessantly, I’d started retaining water…and I felt puffy, like I had a layer of insulation around me to keep me in. I didn’t give it any energy; I simply observed. I noticed irritation about being limited… and how I partially blamed the retention on the moderate activity in the tropical weather; I could feel this pull to just go all out, to hike the most intense trails, swim and swim in the deeper waters… whatever that would just let me escape from limitation (and feeling of limitation of the water retention, too)! I remember after working out and showering, I was getting dressed and received the message to wear something confining to my body (I ended up wearing stretch jeans and a strapping sports tank top under my shirt)… because it was important for me to STAY IN MY BODY. I shared that with the group in morning meditation/circle; I wasn’t sure why, but it seemed important.

We went through the day; that evening, we went to a nearby bed and breakfast where the owners had a crystal bowl playing event, which included some light code initiations. AS SOON AS she started playing… I completely left my body. I was outta there! I hadn’t realized how constricted I’d started feeling until *pop*… I was fully focusing in my higher dimensional self, intermingling with others in the 5th dimension… and I stayed there, happily, the ENTIRE DURATION of the event. When I came back to my body at the end, it felt like a crash landing… and that I’d slid back into a body made of lead, it felt so dense!

Again, I observed this and even journaled about it that evening.

The next morning, a HUGE realization came to me… with all of the work I’ve done in eliminating the partitions between my levels of consciousness, between different parts of me, a higher, larger form of my consciousness was simply irritated with the human body, in general. It was very, very subtle… but because I’d been removed from my element, in a completely different environment, with completely different company than was typical – and with several situations that the ego would perceive as very physically limiting – I was able to finally see it!

This is what came through: “The human body is SO limiting… so confining… so awkward, and so FRAGILE and WEAK… how can I EVER accomplish all I came here to do?” So, so, SO many beliefs came through: I’m held back by the physical body, the physical body is a hindrance, I loathe the physical body, the physical body will prevent me from attaining my soul’s purpose, we screwed up in creating the physical body, how can we accomplish what we want to do in this time and place with these fragile, weak physical bodies?… it went on and on.

I was amazed at the realization of these beliefs; I’d thought I’d removed all resistance to the body! And I had… the difference was that I’d removed resistance to MY body; however, my apparent overall perception of THE physical body – of all of us in clunky, “clay molds” – was this underlying irritation I’d never seen before.  In fact, I work with many clients on their own bodily issues time and time again! Though I had irritation at what would be perceived as physical hindrances within the group… it had never gone to irritation at the individuals; in fact, it was amazing how everyone simply pressed on, regardless, and how so many of what could be perceived as hindrances we actually strengths and great lessons for others in the group!

So, I set forth releasing all of that… resolving, healing, clearing, and releasing… and WOW; I could feel the difference immediately!

(NOTE: If you would like the clearing on releasing your version of resistance to the physical body, go to the Clearings and Downloads for You page, under “7. Releasing Resistance to the Physical Body.”)

Part Two – Rebuilding Ourselves From the Land
On the heels of this realization came the day we took a trip to Waimea Canyon, which is considered “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Our first stop was the Kalalau lookout… which is probably the most commonly seen image connected with Kauai (and the beautiful picture I was able to take there is at the top of this post… rainbow and all). It was breathtaking! As we went to leave, I heard, “Wait… stay back!” So I did… and I consciously connected in. When I closed my eyes, I was shown how this canyon is at the root of Gaia rebuilding herself, cell by cell, piece by piece, into the “New Earth.” And, I understood that all who go there – particularly this year – are there to absorb that energy… and start rebuilding ourselves, cell by cell, piece by piece, into the “new us” as a part of Earth.

Waimea Canyon, where we received our “blast” of Light Codes and just amazing energy… and where we accepted being conduits to this doorway so others can receive the same. Look at the amazing shape of the erosion… so many pyramids! The energy coming up from the Earth here was SO powerful!

Our next stop was at the overlook to the center of Waimea Canyon. As we pulled up to this area, I could feel my back start to tingle (always a precursor of good things to come!). When we walked up to this view, I was momentarily overwhelmed by the energy coming up from the depths of the canyon. What amazed me most of all was how the way the canyon has eroded into so many pyramidal shapes… SO POWERFUL! All of us were just completely encompassed in this… a blast of air up from inside the canyon brought the physical connection, and we all just sat there and meditated. I saw and felt huge columns of light coming up, saturating us with a countless number of Light Codes… I understood that the codes were to help us reprogram and rebuild ourselves, while opening a gateway to a new world and a completely new existence.

How synchronistic with the clearings I had done about the issues with the human body… because they cleared the way to accept this amazing gift without doubt or hesitation!

Ever since this event – that day at Waimea Canyon – I go back there regularly etherically, and it’s just as vivid to me as when I was physically standing there! Even though at the time of writing this blog, it’s been 3.5 weeks since being at the canyon, even just seeing the picture automatically causes my entire being to open up WIDE energetically! At night, more times than not, I’m there again… and receiving more, allowing more. I also discovered that those of us who are going there this year have volunteered to “hold the door open” to whomever is ready and willing to accept these Light Codes and this new energy to help rebuild ourselves and the world around us. I can’t tell you the innumerable amount of souls who have come to me in my sleep since that day – nightly – for help in walking through that doorway to receive this amazing energy. Just talking about it with someone else prompts the transmission of the Light Codes to begin… I can feel my crown open up wide just while typing this!

So… if you’re so inclined, and ready to REALLY progress on your journey… in reading this, you’ve most likely agreed at another level of consciousness to receive this connection and the Light Codes, remembering the pathway to this magnificent doorway and the blueprints on how to rebuild ourselves for the “New Earth.” If you want to formally accept them… you may simply close your eyes, clear your mind, consciously agree to accept… come back there with me now, to receive, and give gratitude to Gaia for this amazing gift!

More to come…  🙂