Feeling Boxed In… and Remembering the Racehorse!

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When I was a child, growing up on Long Island, my mother worked in the horse racing industry, and her significant other’s family was really in the industry… they bred and trained race horses.

I’ve always loved horses… and though I’m not a gambler in the least bit, I’ve always LOVED watching a horse race. What excitement!!!

However, I will say that they’re not topmost in my attention these days… until just recently.

Several weeks back, we watched the movie “Secretariat,” which brought back my memory of why I loved those races! But I watched the movie, enjoyed it, then put it away in the movie memory storage of my mind.

(I know, you’re wondering, “How the heck does this relate to the spiritual world?” Patience, patience… I’m getting there…)

A few days after I watched that movie, my friend Linda sent me an email with a bunch of releasing that came to her for me relating to a racehorse (this is a daily occurrence back and forth for both of us – sending releasing and clearing information back and forth, that is). How odd, I thought… it’s not something I talk about in conversation – I don’t use horses in metaphors much – so I found it particularly funny that she had termed the clearing “racehorses”… especially since she had no idea that I’d just watched “Secretariat.”

I did the clearing, but I remember I felt a little perplexed as to the relevance of what was on my mind that day.

Fast forward to this week: I had HUGE upheaval in the way I saw things. It’s hard to explain, so I won’t try to here, because it really did have to do with an “argument” I had with my Guides and C (my affectionate nickname for Creator/Spirit/Source/God).  Or, I should say, sort of a spiritual crisis… where I got very, very angry with them, and “turned off the faucet” most of the way for the day (now, THAT is a funny story for a blog in itself… but for another day).

Though I kept on clearing and releasing, I didn’t understand why I couldn’t get past a little bit of a funk… and it usually hit me in the morning.

So, this morning was exactly the same; I pondered on that, and through some further internal digging, I realized that all of it – even the little personal crisis I had this week – stems from the paradigm of being “shown” what is to be here on Earth on a large scale… and allowing it to unfold on its own. I’m excited for the awesome parts to begin; and I’m getting rather tired of waiting for it.

Don’t get me wrong; I haven’t continued on just WAITING; in fact, I have tried to move things forward in many parts of my life. However, it seems that the more I’ve been trying to move things forward, the more I feel like I’m banging up against a rubber wall. My whole household and my whole life feels like it’s at a standstill that I’m pushing to get out of: I’m trying to pull my husband by the hand through this exciting glimpse via the spiritual world (he nibbles, but as he terms it, I devour); I’m trying to counsel him through his dead standstill in his career at work; I’m trying to birth him out of his womblike “keep everything as it is” mode… and quite frankly, for a number of reasons, I’ve had the problems getting my non-spiritual work (I do have THAT business) done, so I’ve been stuck there, too, bouncing off the rubber wall I’m trying to circumvent and/or get past. And it seems that many people I know feel the same way, and have turned to me to help counsel them forward… which I do, and my counsel is rarely acted upon.

That in itself is all fine… but this big picture feeling – that I’m bouncing off a rubber wall, and can’t get out – makes me edgier and edgier…not just irritable; it makes me CRAZY.

And while I’ve been at this standstill, I’ve been getting in more and more information from our etheric brethren and C… more and more of the big picture. And yet, here I sit, in the rubber box.

I realized I’m getting tired because I don’t LIKE holding modes; I like moving forward. I DON’T want to be able to think that I will be doing the same thing, day in, day out, for every day, every week, every year. I love the excitement of the game, I love rollercoasters… that’s why I understand I’ve liked it here, through this existence on 3D Earth.

I was writing an email to my above-mentioned friend Linda… and before I knew it, I realized I was using the racehorse analogy! Funny, I thought… I haven’t even thought about horses much until suddenly over these past several weeks. Here’s what I wrote, barely even realizing what I was writing at the moment:

I’m like the racehorse at the starting gate. I can see the track; I’m pumped up to run, but I’m in the @#$#@ gate, just waiting for the bell to ring. And I’m getting really, really antsy, because I JUST WANT THAT @#$@ BELL TO RING AND THE GATES TO OPEN, ALREADY!!!

I stopped, my fingers paused over the keys, while I read that back to myself… and suddenly, everything started to gel together, to form a picture.

Then came that nudge… and so I just tuned in, and asked what it was I was trying to see. In C’s perfect, loving way, I saw the whole thing in a flash; here’s the translation, in the way I heard it:

This is the last stretch of wait for you; you’re in the gate, and the bell IS going to ring – at any moment, or you wouldn’t be in the gate. The race is taking you to the next existence – the trophy (for all to receive) – but it is so comparatively minute to the rest of the Earth existence that it will feel like the wind as it flies by.

The racehorse spends its whole life preparing for the race. It is fed the right foods; it is groomed a particular way; it practices and practices, exercising and running – on different kinds of tracks, in different types of weather, with different riders. The rider does the same – eats a certain way, exercises, rides different horses, learns the horse and how to merge with it. It’s all practice, so when that gate opens, the horse and the rider, as one, know EXACTLY what they need to do together to run the race. The race is merely seconds or minutes… but preparation for those seconds or minutes have taken the entire life of both… and when sitting in that gate, the horse is just raring to go, to let its body be the master of the wind as it has learned – practiced – to be, and its rider is strategizing the course, feeling the turns, considering the weather conditions, the track conditions, and many, many other considerations. This isn’t second nature – it IS their nature.

You have spent lifetimes upon lifetimes upon lifetimes – and versions of that through different planes, as well – through this existence. You have gathered such experience just for the last part of it all – the climax of the story, and opening the doorway to the next existence. You have been at the gate, remembering (after you made yourself forget) all you have done to prepare for these mere moments, the moments of the race. Yes, you love this part; you know it is worth it through every existence in which you partake, regardless of how many lifetimes, iterations, or whatever is the deciding measurement of the existence. You love the race; you are in the gate and want to utilize it all – all the preparation – for the thrill of those moments on the track, on the final stretch.

This is why you are antsy, irritable at what you perceive is your limitation – the gate – and you literally feel boxed in. You need to remember that it is because you are in that box that you are the most on edge… you know the exhilarating freedom – the run – all that you have been working for, is about to begin. You feel the anticipation in the air; the moments before the bell and before the gates open.

Instead of letting this take hold of you, you must take hold of it. You are in the final moments of remembering what you’ve done, and why you’ve done it. Instead of skipping through the gate, utilize it to the best and highest way. Make the gate – the holding period – an experience in itself. You can do that without laying down and going to sleep – without losing your focus and your drive – but while the anticipation grows and grows – just a bit more in these final moments – feel all of you. Feel your connection to it all; feel all – from your perception – that you have behind you and all that you have before you, above you and below you, inside and outside of you, as you perceive the apex of the moment it all melds together, to the moment when the gate opens through the moment when you cross the finish line – actually yet another starting line – to the next existence. And that will make the experience even that much more fuller, much more fulfilling.

What a beautiful – and perfect – picture! And it just feels right… enough so I can get my butt out of bed, go work out, and get on with my day!

Enjoy every moment, and appreciate the magnificence of it all today, every day. The bell is going to ring soon, and then the REAL fun is going to begin… and this next, awesome part is ready because of all of the preparation we have all done!  🙂

I hate to say it, but it’s time for us to STOP blowing bubbles!

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I love bubbles. I loved when my kids were little, and I had an excuse to buy the bottles to blow the bubbles all over the place… to try to connect them together, make weird shapes, watch them gently float off in the breeze…

And that’s OK. However, there are bubbles we need to stop blowing.

Regardless of what you personally believe – even those who are still living completely in fear and anger, and deny their gift of the heart – cannot deny that our world has sped up significantly over the past year. Years seem like weeks, weeks seem like days, days like hours…. It’s what’s happening with our Consciousness, and our existence.

Shift happens. (LOL… I love that t-shirt!)

As more and more of us wake up to ourselves – to our True selves – and feel our way around in Remembering our connection to the larger Universe and to the many spectacular Beings in it, the first thing (or at least one of the first things) someone is typically told is, “Make sure you set up PROTECTION before you do anything!”

The idea is this: As you do (re-)connect with the many, many other levels of consciousness besides the 3D Earth realm, you will encounter those with varying vibrational levels. Some are much, much higher, clearer, and closer to the pure Light of  Creator/God/Spirit/Source – whatever is comfortable to you in terminology, and some are much, much more separate and prefer the darkness and negativity (what people call “Dark Spirits,” waywards, or just different…).

When I really started my conscious daily work in this expanded world, I will have to say I had a few interesting experiences with some entities of what many would consider the “darker” type of energy attaching themselves to me. It happens easily – it actually happened to me in a New York City subway station last summer (go ahead, joke away about the NYC subways…), when I had taken my kids for a sightseeing romp while visiting family out on Long Island! The truth is, many people who don’t even peer into our expanded Universe at all have that going on and don’t even realize it. An attached entity acts as an “energetic parasite” in one form or another, because it will feed on your personal energy in whichever way it desires (which is the purpose for it to attach to begin with); it can cause headaches, sudden sickness, or even mood swings and a change in attitude. However, if you’re aware of it, it’s actually fairly simple to get them to detach, if you know how to do it (for a quick remedy on clearing negative energies and entities, see the Spiritual Detox link under Meditation Resources on the Meditation page on this site).

So, back to the point: One of the first things everyone learns in the world of meditation and/or what many call the world of the metaphysical is how to “use protection”… think of an aura-sized balloon around you filled with Light.

However, the more I would think about this, the more I thought it didn’t feel right to me. Did I believe that I should retain my “personal space” ? Absolutely. But I would think, “Doesn’t putting a protective bubble around me make me more separate, when the quest is to remember our connection as One?”

It felt paradoxical.

So, I thought about how to best attain both goals: To retain connection, yet at the same retain my individual personal space without providing open opportunity for any energy or entity to attach to me and become parasitic.

So, this is how I started: I would start in the way that the “bubble exercise” starts: Get grounded, centered, cleansed; then focus on the pure, white Light of Creator that is within me, emanating from my heart, and feel the solidity and strength of that beautiful Light. Then I would start to push it out, throughout my physical body, then to my auric body, and beyond that. And then I would incorporate the Violet Flame, edging all of the cells, all of the Light. The key: That any Being would be welcome to enter the space of my Light – with the Light of Creator – but in doing so, would either need to match my Light, or via the Violet Flame throughout , be transformed into Light by entering into the space… thus negating any need for it to attach itself to me in a parasitic way.

That felt much better to my thinking, because now I’m emanating my individual Divinity outward, and helping to raise the vibration of any other energy, entity, or consciousness that enters “my space.” And I’m glad to welcome them in, and to connect… but without my having to sacrifice my Light in the process.

Later on, when I took ThetaHealing (see my Training page), my instructor and very good friend Linda actually talked about that in almost the same way… with the addition of setting the intention and using the word IMPERVIOUS to lower vibrations. To me, that simply puts the icing on the cake… by further strengthening my auric field! See a meditative example and an audio recording I made for any who would like to try, below in the Post-Script section!

So, instead of blowing bubbles… it’s time for us to simply emanate our energy outward, and invite others to match our vibration when they share our space… and then it’s their choice as to whether or not they go on their own merry way.

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Post-Script

A sample of the following meditation, on audio and with Theta wave entrainment (I recorded it myself), to assist in the most productive meditation possible!

Day Time Startup Meditation (audio, mp3 file)

Here’s my personal example on how I run through it… and I have it set permanently, but I like the rote of doing it every morning, when I set my day… it’s just a nice touch for me. Everyone has their preferred method, so you can take what you’d like from this and just incorporate it into your meditative practice… or just the way you start your day:

  • I quiet the mind, clear my thoughts, and center myself, while regulating my breathing.
  • Next, I focus my attention on my heart, and see/feel my White Light of Divinity bursting forth through my heart chakra.
  • I breathe into My Light, and feel it expand, wider and taller, until I can see that light through and surrounding my entire body.
  • Next, I focus on a ball of Light from my heart chakra – a piece of the whole that contains my consciousness – and shoot it down my spine, out of my root chakra, and all the way down to the core of the Earth, with an IMPERVIOUS tendril of my Light still attached to my body.
  • At the core of the Earth, I find a huge, glowing, spectacularly beautiful red crystal that is her heart; I connect with it and share my love and thanks to the organism of Earth that I’m a part of; then I wrap my tendril around her heart to ground me and keep me connected to her at all times, while I
  • Shoot back up, through the Earth, up into my base chakra. I work my way up the chakra line of my body with my ball of Light, stopping at each chakra point to cleanse and purify it of any dunginess or clogging that may be preventing complete balance and opening. Most people start with the base chakra (considered the 1st), but I actually start at the sublevel chakra, at the ground level. I feel my ball of Light there, I send through a burst to cleanse it of dirt or clogging, see the chakra wheel start to spin, then move to the next one, upwards.

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  • I continue doing this until the third eye chakra, where I briefly pause to fill my head with my ball of Light, to cleanse more than just the third eye; I fill up my entire brain cavity with the light and give all the neurotransmitters what I consider a “jump” – and commanding them to full function and capacity. I envision ALL pathways connected between the left and right brain, all four sections of the brain, and I especially focus that ALL areas are active, working at 100% capacity… and that they will continue working, securing, and expanding such connections continuously and indefinitely.
  • Next, I move my Light ball up to the crown chakra, and then up through the super-crown chakras, until about the 12th… and then I start shooting and expanding my consciousness through each of what ThetaHealing calls the “Planes of Existence” – the goals being to get to the 7th plane of existence, which is consciousness as part of Creator… or cognitively what we call Theta state (see my note about Theta state, below). You know you’re in Theta state, the 7th plane, or whatever when you feel nothing but peace and clarity. I know I’m there when I get that feeling, but I also feel as if I’ve circled back around, and feel consciousness expanding into everything around me while simultaneously being in the smallest particle, in the smallest spaces in between each particle within me.Some people do this visualization in a line shooting straight up from the top of the head, but I do it in outward expanding concentric circles, until my consciousness incorporates the entire Universe.
  • Once in Theta state, I simply set my intentions for the day (and enjoy floating for a few moments)… The related intention here is something along the following: “Creator, it is commanded that Creator’s Light saturates every cell and in between every cell of my Being, at all levels, all lifetimes, all languages, and all auric layers… rendering my full Being impervious to attachment and depletion by any entities and energies that are of any other intention than my Divine Highest and Best Good. I also call upon the Violet Flame to edge such Light and all cells, allowing any Being to share my space, but in doing so, transforming that Being’s energy to that of Creator’s Light, as well. Thank you… it is done, it is done, it is done… and so it is.”

Then I set my intentions for the day, and carry on!

A moment about Theta state: There have been numerous studies that have shown that when the brain is in Theta state, it’s where we can consciously control healing, and where manifestation and miraculous discoveries, comprehension, and just about anything can happen with simply intention. This is a great place for meditation, because it connects the nonphysical with physical worlds.

Setting Our Own Flight Path (…but letting go of where that path might take us!)

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Painting commissioned to Rachael Mayo, copyright 2010

Painting commissioned to Rachael Mayo, copyright 2010

I had no idea what I was going to write about 5 minutes ago, when I felt the desire to write my first blog of 2011… so I thought, “Hmm… funny, I feel like writing a blog… these past two weeks alone have been HUGE for me, there’s just SO MUCH to write about; the question is, what’s the best topic to cover right now?”

While I was chewing on that, scanning through some ideas in my head, I brought my laptop out to my kitchen, started a new post… looked at the screen for a few moments, then thought I’d write after I went to work out.

I got halfway down the hall to my elliptical when it came to me, clear as day:

Setting resolutions are setting your path; you know a LOT about that now, don’t you?

So, I stopped short, sighed, and turned around – workout delayed until I share the entire “picture” that was handed to me between that point in the hallway and the walk back to the kitchen and my laptop.

Because, you see, it’s perfect.

By now, everyone’s heard the “You create your own reality” packaged in a zillion different ways… it’s almost become cliche. Same with “Ask and you shall receive.” Where I am right now – and now, I truly know, to the very depths – is that both of those statements are true to such a huge, huge degree that you’d really have to sit and read months of my journal to get what I’m talking about, from my perspective and experience.

But I’ll see if I can encapsulate it as beautifully here as it was done in my head a few moments ago – between my hallway and my kitchen.

2009 was when my first, true glimpse of the Universe fell open to me; I began to see and understand things that I’d never even known I should wonder about! The more I learned and reflected back on since then, the more I realize I was prepping myself for my entire life leading up to that day (which I will never forget)… and how many hints and blatant smacks on the back of my head told me what was coming. It’s really pretty funny!

As I’ve started helping others go through this, as well, almost every single person I work with at some point tells me, “Wow, I wish I could experience ______ or ______ like you do…” I smile – and sometimes even laugh – every single time someone says that to me, because my response pops out before I even think about it: “Well, hold on to your hat… you sure will be before you know it!” With the changing energies of the world around us today, I believe it’s an inevitable evolution… in a very short period of time…. but that’s a blog for another day.

More times than not, I get a shaky smile back, coupled with a disbelieving look. However, within months, I typically see that person simply blossom, and always think back to the person they were when I started talking to them.

When I set my goals for 2010, I did so with the fresh perspective I had started to gain in 2009; however, as I’m letting the potential of 2011 and the highest and best path for me gel into my consciousness, one thing comes back to me, time and time again: Wow. I’m a completely different person today, and I see the world in a completely different way than I have over the course of my entire life.

That’s as close as I can come to explaining it. You know how sometimes when you read a book or a series of books, and you get to the last chapter or the 3rd book in the series and somewhere down the line, you think, “Wow… this character has changed SO MUCH since the first book!” For example, say… um… Harry Potter? Frodo Baggins (from Lord of the Rings series of books, if you don’t know Tolkien)? That’s what I know when I look in the mirror, and inside of myself today… and this has happened within 2 years!

It’s like within this compressed time, I’ve traveled through about 3 books of worlds, realities, and journeys, and have a tremendous addition of insight and ability – especially to help others – yet, as far as I’ve already come in that period of time, I know I’m just getting ready to set off on “the big journey”… like I’m on Book 3 of a 7, 8, or 10 book series!

You know, as an aside, this really makes me laugh – I love it when I surprise myself with this kind of self-realization! I just used books as a metaphor for my journey thus far… and as far back as I remember, I have been voracious about reading and soaking in stories. Seriously; if a book gets my interest – I mean, REALLY gets my interest – I’ll tear through it in days, sometimes one day, sometimes in hours. Regardless of the very busy schedule I maintain today, if I want to get through a book, I will stay up late, get up extra early, or simply find the time to squeeze in the reading… because I just can’t wait! Take the last Harry Potter book, for example… I waited impatiently for the book to be delivered to my doorstep on the day of release (it had been pre-ordered months before), and then I checked out of everything else… and stayed up all night reading it (I finished at about 7am the next morning).

My realization a moment ago: That’s exactly how I’ve approached what I call my Grand Awakening, since 2009, along with my burgeoning abilities and experiences!

ALL IS PERFECT.

I get that popping into my head a lot these days… and it’s amazing how much I’ve realized how perfect everything really is. Everything.

Let me back up a moment as I start emoting here… I have many people look at me when I say something like what I just said, and they make a face, or give me some sort of snort, or something, and say, “Yeah, well… I’m glad it’s going well for you…” Others may say, “Well, what about __________?” (You fill in the blank – the family who has lost a child, the person who lost everything in the Haiti earthquake, the list goes on...)

So, before you do the same (if you haven’t already), I’m going to tell you this: When I say all is perfect, I’m talking about in the grand scope of things. If you look at anything through the microscope, would you be able to find what some would call issues? Difficulties? Definitely; in fact, 10 years ago, if I would have read some of what I’ve experienced at the personal level through this, the “old me” would have sighed and think, “Good GRIEF! That STINKS! How painful/How stressful/How scary…” I would bet you every last cent that had I been approached – by an angel, Genie, Guide, God/Spirit, or whom- or whatever – and told about the awesomeness that I can now see in the world and our existence, and the true magnificence of what is to come and why… BUT FIRST, to do this, I would have to take the path of all of that other personal stuff over the past decade… I would’ve said, “Why is there always a ‘BUT’ attached??” and would have needed to think about it, long and hard.

You know what? That’s only because at the time, I didn’t understand the bigger picture. It was like being in a beautiful house on the cliff overlooking the ocean at sunset… but not having any windows along the wall with the view, and being locked inside.

If I lost perspective – and that truly is the big word here – it would be easy for me to snort, roll my eyes, or make a snide comment about “Yeah, well… the good always come with bad attached…” or “Great victory comes from great pain…” or whatever. You get the point. I could go into how many things I’ve had to work through, how many days I just went numb from being overwhelmed, or how many times I went to bed and tossed and turned all night because I was upset, confused, torn, or scared by something.

There have definitely been some challenging moments – and life events that have taken place when I could’ve scratched my head, thrown in the towel, and obsessed about the answer to “Why ME?” – especially before I really started to understand why certain things happen, and in actuality, how perfectly the jigsaw puzzle pieces really do fit together. However, even with the inclusion of some of the more jarring pieces of understanding that have popped into the puzzle – including some as far back as my teens and early 20s – once everything got dusted off and placed into the picture, I could actually see how it all fits… even in the future!

Here’s the way I look at it: Do you think the butterfly complains about the time it spent as a caterpillar, or while it was in the chrysalis before it emerged? Do you think it complains about  not being able to find enough food, always being hungry, not having those beautiful wings, maybe even feeling like the awkward, ugly duckling before it became such a vision of beauty? Just imagine: “Good grief, I couldn’t stand myself… some of my friends and family got killed… I was always hungry… then I was so cramped… I couldn’t see anything… I got all itchy… I missed my friends and family… I got so hungry…  :::sigh::: It stinks to be me…”

I doubt it!

At the end of 2009, one of my New Year’s resolutions going into 2010 was To conquer a fear that REALLY scares me. At the time, I remember being hard-pressed to think of any fear I really had… because I’ve always loved “living outside of my box.”

You know what? I spent quite a bit of time thinking about it. Do you know the only thing I could think of at the time? Rope bridges. Seriously! I love heights; I feel exhilarated standing at the top of a mountain or cliff; love the challenge of many, many things… and the only thing I could think of that absolutely paralyzed me was standing on a rope bridge. For some reason, it terrified me.

I remember talking with a friend of mine on the phone when I decided on that. She’s scared of heights, period – I told her to come along with me, learn to enjoy the view, and I would walk back and forth over that rope bridge a hundred times, if I had to, until it became second nature. She told me, “Sure… I’ll just get my hands on 2 or 3 Xanax… maybe a beer…” (I told her, “Oh yeah… that’s a good combination with heights, huh?” LOL)

You know, until this morning, I hadn’t thought about that for quite awhile.

You know what? I did it, though… proverbially. I didn’t get to the mountain out in Western NC where I wanted to do this exercise, but I sure have found many, many deep-rooted fears, resentments, rejections, and regrets that I didn’t even know I had buried… and tromped all over them, until they became “Nuthin’ but a thang…” I can’t tell you how freeing that has been – even though I didn’t even know they were there!

Oh… and by the way… along the line of my journey since, how perfect that one of the many past life experiences that have popped up – almost completely randomly, at a fun, group past life regression party with friends – was a life as a boy in the Swiss Alps, when – at 16 years of age, on a mountaineering expedition with my father of that lifetime, I fell right through a rope bridge (playing around on it) to my death. Take THAT as you will, whatever you believe…  but I’ve come to terms with it, released it, and though I haven’t had the opportunity, I am completely confident that when I do make it to a physical, tried-and-true rope bridge (and I will do that soon, I’m sure), I’ll be able to cross it without fear, and without panic.

So many lessons learned.

As we embark on this magnificent journey into 2011 and beyond, we must STRETCH ourselves beyond all limits to move outside of our comfort zone… because NOW is the time to do so!

And because I know you’re wondering, I’m going to share… here’s MY resolution for 2011:

I’m setting sights on the horizon for the next exciting leg of my journey; I’ve learned the fundamentals, the theory, the technicalities, and the map-reading, and I’ve learned how to take in the magnificent view; so now I’m going to trust that I will find the highest, best path that will take me to even newer, more magnificent heights… and with perfect grace and ease, I’m going to fly!

But first things first… my elliptical calls to me…

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…

What Still Triggers You?

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As many would probably agree, things have “sped up” even more… it’s amazing and very exciting to see how many people are Awakening now, step by step! People who don’t even realize it, but whose perspectives and experiences are becoming a lot more wide open because of a various number of reasons.

Three months ago, I’d posted a discussion on a Facebook group discussion board asking about what a person does when in the presence of another spiritually focused person who is unaware of an ego-based response that they emit.

The discussion was somewhat varied, but there was a point made to the “Law of Resonance,” which I find comes up sometimes in spiritual circles.

I’ve found that the “Law of Resonance” isn’t always quite right, because most people who use that use it in the context that “the reason it upsets you is because you have the same issue somewhere deep down.” However, what I’ve really learned and discovered is usually that a trigger is usually due to some sort of BELIEF you have that causes friction with the opinion/reaction of the other person within yourself.

Not quite the same thing.

Being irritated with someone who can’t accept others’ experiences can simply be because you have a belief somewhere deep down that your opinion or experience isn’t as important or valid as that of others… and that can come from a memory in the distant past (or even a past life) of a situation where you yourself were belittled, made fun of, or ridiculed.

Quite different than feeling like someone else’s experiences aren’t as valid as yours (which is typically to what the standard Law of Resonance would infer in this scenario)!

I will say to those just remembering our individual power and capabilities to BE CAUTIONED, as there are some in the spiritual world who have been working in it for many years who – though I believe are well intentioned – don’t realize that they themselves have a need to release some established beliefs and ego issues of their own, which in turn affects those around them. That’s usually because they’re still working from “the way it’s always been” for them, instead of adapting to the way it’s becoming… and that’s changing month by month, week by week, even day by day! That’s a really subtle thing, because once the ego gets inserted, it’s as simple as convincing someone that ONE way is right, and ANOTHER is wrong… which in the widely opening world of metaphysics, is simply incorrect if it’s done for the individual’s highest good and works for the person!

What’s important is to go back, realize where that comes from, and release it. You’ll also find that at some point, you realize that the other person is simply in need of releasing themselves… even though they might not even think they do. So, you might just choose not to be in their company anymore for the time being. Once you’ve released that history, you typically don’t need to be, anyway… because you find it was just a learning experience for you at this juncture.

I’ve found that the more layers you peel away, the more that is buried that can use a variety of different techniques, depending on the situation – because one way doesn’t always do the same job. Once getting down to the much muckier, more protected stuff, you just learn to immediately acknowledge it, and there are also some other ways of simply deprogramming and even reprogramming yourself in a more positive manner without needing to fully relive the buried emotions!

However, I will season that with the caveat that you STILL have to be able to acknowledge it, so you must be able to approach such memories without emotion and ego and be able to recognize the lesson/experience you gained, even from the most awful memory…and it’s not always due to the action of others!

I’ve found that even in just the past few months, I’ve become much more able to immediately recognize a trigger, find the reason for the trigger, release it, and then REPROGRAM it for my and the Divine’s highest good. For me, the reprogramming part is vital, because even when you release something, if it’s deeply ingrained – say, over lifetimes of experiences – it’s difficult for your being to know how to continue on in this experience and know how to exist without that belief!

I’ve had the grace to experience quite a bit of releasing due to several modalities, and use all of them for different circumstances… I actually often use more than one, integrated together!

Here are some recognition, releasing, and healing modalities I’ve learned thus far – and I will say, all the PERFECT time (as it typically is)! Many willy say, “I don’t want to learn to be a healing practitioner; I just want to know how to get rid of all of this gunk!” The important thing to remember is that in learning how to heal others, you first have to learn how to heal yourself, which is a good part of learning these modalities!

  • Meditation, in whatever form works for you. It’s always where I tell people to start, because you can’t start knowing yourself until you quiet the mind of chatter;
  • Reiki (I’ve only taken I & II thus far, but there’s also Master and Master Teacher) – it’s a great way to be introduced into energy/healing work!
  • Crystal work, which doesn’t resonate with some, but I’ve personally felt a kinship with these wonderful beings of consciousness for a long time!
  • Lindwall Releasing (which is what was being referred to on the discussion board on that Group page);
  • Arcing Radial Light Healing – a very different feeling of energy from Reiki, but it can be very profound, and you gain the immediate presence and assistance of powerful archetypes of the Divine Feminine, Ascended Masters and the archangels in bringing the core issue to light, releasing it, and healing;
  • Working with shamanic energies via journeying, connecting in with nature around you to discover the reflection of yourself, as well as many other advantages such work provides;
  • Clearing yourself of the attachment of darker energies and entities, so you know when there’s something attached to your being that prevents it from clearing and releasing (and therefore, progressing);
  • Theta Healing – for me, THIS modality has been by far the MOST potent and powerful modality I’ve learned thus far, and integrates with EVERYTHING else to make them even more powerful! Theta allows the person to recognize and confirm THE BASE of underlying limiting beliefs (think of the bottom center of a House of Cards), teaches the person how to pull out that base (or as close to the base as possible), resolve clear the memory from all levels (physical, spiritual, genetic, and historical), all lifetimes of your being’s cells, transform it and send it straight back to Creator as Creator’s Light, and then reprogram your being’s cells to know how to exist with the opposite. It’s almost immediate, and it teaches you how to work with all other planes of existence for the Highest Good. The caveat I put in here is, be careful – you will get what you bargained for – meaning, I would recommended this modality only when the person is ready to face and honestly release some really, really old and ingrained beliefs.
  • Shamballa Healing – all I can say about this one is WOW. Lots more of opening, opening, opening to conscious awareness and connection to the different dimensions of your self – all the way up to your I AM self – and further connection to many beings of very high White Light. Much more releasing and healing, and multiple dimensions! This is yet another modality I would recommend for someone who has experience and some comfort in working in their own muck, because it’s very powerful (and this, in conjunction with Theta… triple WOW).

There are many others; I’m finding that many overlap. Quantum Touch, Matrix Energetics… I believe they all deal with similarly deep levels as Theta.

Anyway, not everything is good for everyone… which is why it’s AWESOME that there’s such a GREAT variety of different ways of recognizing, healing, and releasing.

The goal is healing ourselves, then healing each other (which ultimately, is healing ourselves, anyway)… and ANYTHING that clears the ego even ONE MORE iota more is good stuff for our development!

Munay!

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