Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wishing you all a blessed Wesak Full Moon!

Wesak Message from the Keepers - 4.28.10

On this holy day you have asked us how to attain the knowledge of the Buddha. We tell you this, look at the so-called impediments in your life. Where do you hold tension or resentment? Most of the time it is due to a lack of love in your life, a sense of rejection perhaps? It has been said many ways and my many wise teachers that the love you seek is within you, you need not seek it outwardly. While in physical form, your being is very outer-focused, that is the way you are "wired" so to speak. So in a sense, it is counter-intuitive to seek everything you need on the inside of yourself, but truly that is where your greatest riches lie.

On this holy day, there are great supportive energies present to let go of all that stands in your way. The Taurus/Scorpio dynamic gives an interesting energetic to this process. The Taurus energy being an grounded earth energy seeks to find stillness and attain possessions both physical and spiritual. The Scorpio polarity point seeks deep, inner knowledge and provides a cleansing of energies that are no longer needed in your experience.

Take time in your day to be still and allow the blessings of the great one that is called Buddha and Mother Moon to be upon you this day. Anchor yourself in the light of truth and all that is illusory will fall away.

Blessings of deep peace to you today and always. Aum. Shanti. Amen.

Monday, April 5, 2010

In the Light - the problem with naming evil

Hello dear readers! I hope this finds you well. I have noticed in various metaphysical, holistic and new-age articles that the terms "evil ones" and "dark energies" are being used and thrown around quite a bit. This is troublesome for several reasons. Firstly, what does evil love more than anything? FEAR. Naming evil or dark energy gives it more reality, not less. I am not a Pollyanna type though that will claim there is no evil or darkness that exists. In a world where the majority of people are according to the spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle are in the grip of lower mind or ego and are therefore quite "insane," it is easy to see the destruction that selfishness, greed and other lower emotions create in our world every day. We certainly don't have to look very far!

What troubles me about some of these discussion is the lack of personal responsibility that they imply. I actually saw an advertisement on Facebook recently by a well-known holistic healing expert that stated, "Are you constantly tired or depressed? You could be under the influence of dark forces." Well, you could also have a medical and/or emotional problem too. That really struck me as sounding very "dark ages" in its tone. I learned about this recently in a college course about how the mentally ill were considered demon-possessed, surprisingly not as many years ago as we might expect.

On another note, as a spiritual practitioner I have encountered beings of this nature and in my personal experience, can attest that they do exist. As an empath I do not do spirit releasement work as I do not have the constitution for it, but I certainly recognize its importance. Several years ago a client case was brought to my attention. There was a young woman that had been diagnosed as suffering from several acute and severe mental illnesses and had been heavily medicated which was exacerbating her symptoms considerably. A colleague of mine who is a professional healer and intuitive felt this woman had been misdiagnosed. We did a group reading and healing on the woman and discovered that she had not one but many entity attachments to her, resultant of her years of drug and alcohol abuse. My colleagues performed entity releasement work and she was placed in follow-up care along with continued mental health treatment. It took several months to get her in a stable, healthy state but it was done. Of course not everyone that is mentally ill has entity attachments, there are those that have genetic and/or organic syndromes as well. Each person/case must be looked at and treated individually.

In these accelerated times, it is evident that many of us are manifesting quickly and more easily than before. It has also become a widely-held belief that what we focus on we create more of, with the popularity of Abraham-Hicks, Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra who are all echoing the same powerful teachings to us.

What is darkness but an absence of the light? The wonderful and wise Lama Khensur Rinpoche explained to me that if I am having an issue with energies that I perceive to be harmful, I must work on my own consciousness first and foremost to attain a state of being that is impervious to illusion.

Blessings of love and light to you this day.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Westboro Baptist Church: an editorial

Hello dear readers. I am sure by now that many of you have heard of the antics of the WBC. They are the ones that picket the funerals of military personnel carrying their signs of hate and other various craziness. They even have enlisted young children in their mind-numbing campaign of darkness. I was saddened to hear that Al Snyder the father of a young man who died in Iraq, had to pay over $16,000 in legal fees to the church after his court victory was overturned by a judge on the grounds of the First Amendment.

This clearly has been an emotional issue for me and many others that I know. I am not a supporter of any wars, but will always support our troops as they are my brothers and sisters. I realized that anything that upsets and angers us, lowers our vibration considerably and can bring more of the same in to our world. So what is the proper response to something so heinous and ugly being carried out in our world? Guidance showed me today that we truly ARE all one. A cancer anywhere on the planet is a cancer that affects us all. The WBC are merely reflecting the darkness and hate that already exists in society and really putting it our face! There is no denying the kind of pain they are dishing out. These two middle east conflicts are also emotional issues for many people in the US, so picketing those funerals is really hitting people where they live, so to speak. On one level we can vilify these people for their evil actions, it's certainly easy to do. All of this negative talk and focus on them keeps their coffers full to keep them running to do even more harm. Energy is energy. It's like those kids in school always getting in trouble and the teachers who stated, "negative attention is better than NO attention at all." Look at what a mighty roar they are causing with just 75 members! What kind of mighty roar can we as lightworkers, spiritual folks and just plain good people do?

Sadly, groups like this will not be going away anytime soon. Instead of "fighting" them, perhaps we could love them just like the great Master Jesus Christ suggested? If we cannot bring ourselves to do that, ignoring them is a better strategy as it denies them of the juice that they desperately need to function.

Today I said a prayer for the WBC and I took back my energy from them. Back to feeling GOOD again and focusing on more of what I would like to create in my world.

Wishing you all blessings of peace and light.