Monday, July 19, 2010

The Blue Pearl empowerment - coming soon!

Hello friends,
I have been guided by the Keepers (the Guides of the Akashic Records) to bring forth a new energetic system and empowerment called "The Blue Pearl." I am sharing it with you here also to partake of the automatic copyright that this blog is enabled with.

I will soon begin work on the manual and you will be the first to see it upon publishing! Thank you as always for your support of my work and the Bright Star Blog.

Blessed Pearl of luminous light, unfold to me your mysteries. Reveal to me the true nature of my being, as a divine spark of infinite love. So be it! Amen.

In previous times it was required for the spiritual aspirant to prove him or herself to the teacher/guru before he or she could be initiated into the Blue Pearl. Some aspirants may have these experiences without prompting or training, based on knowledge and merit gained from previous lives. In these times many have been called to this knowledge and are ready to take a higher level of spiritual evolution and development. This is why the mystery schools are open to more students now than in the past. The vibrations are higher on a general level in the physical world as well, and this supports the transformation that can occur as a result of these transmissions. These activations serve to awaken inner Divinity and bridge the gap from the inner dimensions that exist within the human mind. ~ The Keepers

Many blessings,
Irma Kaye

Mel Gibson & the Blame Game

Hello dear readers, by now I am sure many of you have heard of the latest rantings of a very disturbed Mel Gibson (famous Australian actor and director.) It was clear to me after the DUI incident awhile back in Malibu, CA that all was not well in the Kingdom. Of course the incident got huge amounts of news coverage because of his fame and notoriety. His controversial film, "The Passion of the Christ" had made him even more of a multi-millionaire.

This last incident involving his former girlfriend and mother of his child has also made big news. Comedy shows like "The Soup" having a heyday with the hostile ravings that he left on her answering machine. A recent post left by a Facebook friend the other day got me thinking about the amount of schadenfreude (delight in another's pain) that has been kicked up by the incident. He is looking at jail time possibly and recently has been dropped by his long-time management company, the prestigious William Morris agency, which many would agree that he certainly had coming.

I recently read a very scholarly article by Chris Hutchens of Slate where he discusses Mel Gibson as being part of the fallout of a negative and oppressive Catholic upbringing and being subjected to that lunatic father of his. While these certainly are all adequate "reasons," they simply don't count. Here is why; we all know plenty of people with oppressive Catholic upbringings that are not alcoholics or lunatics with huge anger issues. Everyone is just a little too quick to judgment on this and what could be causing his alcohol-fueled racist, homophobic and sexist behavior. Chris Hutchens alluded to the fact that Mel could possibly have a personality disorder (Narcissistic) along with his alcohol addiction which seems more of where the bread crumbs would lead.

People are also quick to point a finger and delight in the demise of this once great talent and invalidate his body of good and important work both as an actor and director. I am certainly not condoning or excusing his behavior whatsoever, but my point is this; there are plenty of drunks in bars all over the world spewing hateful words but no one pays them much notice. It is Mel's FAME that has made all of the difference. When we point a finger of righteous indignation at him, what does that do for us? In that moment, we get to feel just a little bit better and justified. Besides, he's a very rich man and we most likely will never be that. It feels good for some to see him taken down, not just one notch but many. I also said in the thread that "Being Mel Gibson is punishment enough." I cannot imagine the kind of personal hell he could be in to treat others so badly. Indeed there is only one of us and what we do to others, we do to ourselves. He is like an injured junkyard dog, howling and trying to bite all comers. If anyone was crying out for compassion it is him. This view has made me unpopular with some and misunderstood by many more. People feel so justified in their condemnation of him and his deplorable acts.

My other point was this, "Why is everyone SO interested anyway?" I invited people to look at what was behind their condemnation and what was driving it. We (especially those in the US) have been so conditioned to have enemies to fight in the world. When we were young it was the Russians, after the Cold War ended another string of dictators such as Castro and later Saddam Hussein to resist and project our disdain upon. Jung and other depth psychologists would invite us to embrace the thought that there is a drunken madman or woman inside each and every one of us, along with an Angel and a great saint too. By staying in our "light side" we pretend that we are clean which makes our ego feel good and more secure. We surely could NEVER do the horrible things that he is doing, right?

Abraham and other great teachers discuss our "vibrational escrow" and the things that contribute to its growth or demise. It is quite simple really, thoughts of love, balance, peace and connection to others increase it, while thoughts of judgment, anger and blame reduce it. If our true nature is to love as Source loves us, we certainly have all made mistakes in our time and are all deserving of love and forgiveness.

I mentioned in one my status posts last week, "Mel Gibson IS heavy, but he's your brother," which got a very lukewarm response. We are witnessing the slow unraveling of someone's life and it is a train wreck and is painful for all involved. I suggest we take our power back from the Mel Gibson's of the world and anyone else that would spew hatred and separation as their viewpoint. Just as you would not judge someone that had a disease such as cancer, lupus and the like; don't the mentally ill, addicted and misguided deserve the same compassion? I understand that perhaps those with other diseases suffer quietly and don't try to take others down with them, but compassion must be universal or not at all.

Wishing you all peace and starlight in these magical times, namaste.

Monday, July 12, 2010

More Tales from the Darkside (of New Age Spirituality!)

Hello friends,
Thank you for the positive response to last week's post entitled, "Dead New Agers tell no tales." This is the continuation of that post. As the material sunk in and I spoke to several wise friends about it, more areas of discussion and exploration arose.

Number #6 Ego Inflation

Dr. Carl Jung warned us about this and so did the brilliant Buddhist lama and teacher, Chogyam Trungpa in his groundbreaking book, "Cutting through Spiritual Materialism." Here he writes, "The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use, even spirituality. Ego is constantly attempting to acquire and apply the teachings of spirituality for its own benefit. Our vast collections of knowledge and experience are just part of ego's display, part of the grandiose quality of ego. We display them to the world and, in so doing, reassure ourselves that we exist, safe and secure as "spiritual" people." The world is full of these people. You see them whenever the Dalai Lama or another popular spiritual teacher lectures, in workshops you attend and at your yoga class. This has become a huge issue, especially in North America in recent years. Many upper and middle class people who have their material needs met go seeking the latest guru or teaching to make their lives complete. This is evidenced in the tragic events recently surrounding self-help guru James Arthur Ray and his followers. Just like a smart Ponzi scam operator will tell you, if you offer something special for an elite, in-crowd you are guaranteed success. As P.T. Barnum wisely said, "There is a sucker born every minute" and sadly, this also applies to the spiritual world. I have actually heard members of the spiritual community refer to outsiders/non-spiritually inclined folks as "little people," which was a bit shocking. If we are here to serve our fellow beings, getting into an us vs. them trip is not at all helpful. How are we part of the solution if we judge others in such a fashion? More EGO at work folks!

Delusion is another key element of ego inflation and the higher you rise, the more subtle it gets. The Buddhists refer to this state as the "Golden Handcuffs" where one is in a high "God Realm" and becomes lazy, indolent and smug. To me there is nothing sadder than to see a man or woman who walked their path with diligence and discipline for many years succumb to the temptations of ego through sexuality; which can manifest as infidelity and/or exploitation of young men or women putting their trust in an authority figure, abusing drugs and alcohol and list goes on and on.

Issue #7 Confusion of Spiritual Levels

Anyone that has been on a spiritual path has experienced different levels of awareness and consciousness. Whether you have gotten there through psychedelic experiences, shakti or meditation, they certainly do exist. There has been a lot of discussion about dimensions lately with the "Shift" happening upon our planet and the evolution from the 3D to a 5D reality. As some of you know, I am an Akashic Records reader and these records exist in 5D which is part of the reason why the work tends to be very accurate and healing on a mental(4D)and physical(3D)level. We can certainly all agree that we while we are in a physical body we have lessons and tasks to perform and we can't spend all of our time in the higher levels. We certainly wouldn't get anything done! We used to refer to these people that use obtuse metaphysical language and spend most of their time out of their body as "wind chimers" or "lily pad people." In all seriousness, spending big chunks of time out of body can not only be detrimental but can create serious problems. This can also be masking a hidden problem such as abuse or mental illness. The body can become an unsafe place to inhabit, and these folks seek refuge in the higher realms.

Ram Dass has some great teachings about this. He got to a place in meditation where he could see that it really IS all perfect, even the suffering and pain that exists. Most of us are not really there and pain is still pain to us. Yes we can understand that perhaps there is a teaching in it, but it is still not pleasant to go through. As I said in my previous post, sh*t is still sh*t, and many things in life are not pretty or fun. To try to put an "It's all good" philosophy in someone's face that is suffering not only lacks compassion and understanding, but it is simply not useful. One of my favorite teachers Pema Chodron has a great saying, "Start where you are." This is indeed something that we all must do and take into account of where other people are vibrating when you are interacting with them. Some people clearly cannot understand using high consciousness language and the meaning gets lost in translation.

So what can we do about these issues? It has been said that the age of the guru is over and as we move into the Aquarian Age who are being asked to seek our own wise council and be our own guru, so to speak. In the worlds of the wise Lama Yeshe, "Check up!" For those of us who do not operate under a spiritual teacher or lama, AWARENESS is the key factor. If you do not have a good personal BS detector, the best gift you can have is a good friend or mentor who will tell you the truth, and call you on your "stuff." Also, have a disciplined spiritual practice and stick with it! Meditation is a great tool and friend to show us the inner workings of our minds and thoughts, which we are wise to not take too seriously.

Are we using spiritual teachings to open our hearts to heal ourselves or are we just using it to escape the pain and discomfort in our lives? Are we growing more balanced and humble in our years of practice or just getting puffed up? We must constantly check in with ourselves and practice due diligence. As Chogyam has said, the path is very tricky and filled with many pitfalls and traps. If we get stuck we can seek the guidance of a wise mentor or friend.

In the end it really is all about us and the contents of our own minds and motivations. We must climb the mountain alone but when we do there are untold blessings for us and for others. The greatest gift we can offer the world is our own true nature which is expansive, compassionate and filled with joy.

Wishing you peace and starlight in these magical times. Namaste.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Tales from the Darkside (of New Age spirituality.)

Hello friends,
On this Independence Day for us in the US, I thought it would be fitting to talk about freedom from the negativity or dark side of New Age spirituality. I have been a part of many spiritual communities for many years; including a large and growing one on the Internet and it seems the same issues just keep going 'round and 'round, like some bad .45 record we are all so tired of hearing.

Issue #1

Judgment, blame & criticism: I find it ironic that many people who left organized religions for being "different" are turning around and acting out these same behaviors to members of their own communities. Perhaps being different is still threatening to some people. Hum...could be? For those that are doing the finger pointing, I invite you to see how you are still pointing fingers inwardly at yourselves. There is obviously much that is up for healing through these types of interactions. If something doesn't resonate with you, that's fine just keep on moving. I wonder where this need to "correct" everyone comes from? Still a remnant from our parents and teachers? Our "inner critic" run amok? Telling someone that they are working at a lower frequency is proof positive just where you are hanging out in yours. It would be funnier if it wasn't just plain sad.

Issue #2

Money issues: Nothing screams old paradigm (Piscean Age) louder than a hatred and fear of money and the belief that money is somehow evil or "unspiritual." For now we are still in a monetary/capitalistic system for good or for ill, and many of us still require the ol' greenbacks to live and put food on the table. I've always said and held the vision that says, "The more you have, the more you can do to help." Look at the Oprah's of the world and the good that they have done in building schools, raising awareness of issues and generally helping to make the world a better place. Limitations, scarcity and lack is old paradigm thinking, plain and simple. There is nothing holy or wonderful about being poor. Please consult Abraham-Hicks for more information on this topic. Why there is still a belief going around that energy healers, bodyworkers, spiritual counselors and related occupations should not charge for their services just doesn't make any sense. Your auto mechanic, dentist and hairdresser don't work for free, so why should we? This is devaluing and disrespectful to practitioners that spent much time and dedication developing their skills that are meant to serve and assist others. There is also nothing evil or wrong about right livelihood. The Wise Ones have been talking about this for years, but sadly many are still not listening and the finger-pointing continues

Issue #3

Denial: not just a river in Eqypt and I have met many that are the Kings and Queens of it! If you throw roses on a sh*t pile it is still sh*t, plain and simple. While it is a good practice to remain as positive as possible in all circumstances, it is not helpful to always pretend the obvious does not exist. In extreme measures that could be the tumor that one refuses to seek treatment for. A small percentage of people might have the Yogic skills to heal it without treatment, but the majority of folks do not. Not all problems or issues can be melted away with prayer and affirmations, knowing the difference can be quite helpful, or in some cases could save your life.

Issue #4

If something is in your life, YOU created it: While in many cases this may be true, it does not apply 100%. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar or a nosebleed is just a nosebleed. For example, one time I was attending a workshop in the mountains with dry air and high altitude and a propensity for nosebleeds. One woman whipped out the Louise Hay book to give me the long-winded analysis of the "joylessness" I just MUST be experiencing in my life, yadda yadda. In fact, I had never been happier. My response to her, "Sometimes a nosebleed is just a nosebleed." Karma is deep, mysterious and complex. It is arrogant and being spiritually too big for our britches if we think we've got that one all figured out. In my healing practice over the years I have seen the damage done to clients with severe challenges like cancer and the like, being told that "they created it." Yes perhaps on some level their soul did, but how does playing the blame-game help someone who is scared and in a weakened condition? It is inappropriate and sorely lacks much-needed compassion. Timing is also a critical factor. Perhaps when the person is in remission or down the road a bit in their healing journey that the reasons can be explored? Powerful words when uttered at the wrong time can lose their impact and in some cases cause harm, while the same words said in the correct moment can be life-changing and transformational. Knowing the difference requires skill, knowledge and experience.

Issue #5
Unsolicited Advice: This one is a doozy! How many times have I encountered some well-meaning person telling me what their perception of what is/was wrong in my life. I didn't ask them, but they still felt the need to give me the benefit of their views. While some folks do not see how this is rude and not helpful is beyond me. There is often a subtle implication of blame (see issue #1) involved and we are back to the drawing board. Nothing screams EGO more than "here let me FIX that for you." Also, this goes back to the judgment/karma thing. How do we truly know what is best for another? We have not walked in their shoes, only they have. We can certainly make ourselves available for guidance and assistance but when we are asked for it. We can often see things others perhaps cannot, due to "forest for the trees syndrome." I know in my own life that there was a relationship for example, many years ago that well-meaning people advised me against. I was hell-bent on going through it and that is just what I did. It was one of the most difficult experiences of my life but looking back I see that it was really perfect for the person that I was to become today. There is a "big picture" going on in people's lives and not everything is what it seems to be. We know for certain on a spiritual level that this is indeed the truth.

In these times there has been much information coming through higher spiritual sources that we must heal our differences and be as ONE. All of these above-mentioned behaviors and practices are reflective of fear and lower consciousness. These things certainly exist everywhere in the world, not just in the New Age communities. We must take the example of the Buddha in our interactions with others and think, Are my words useful and kind? Do they add or take away? Do they make me and other people happy? How can I help the situation?"

"Come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together. Come and love one another right now." ~ Jesse Colin Young

Wishing you all peace and light in these magical times. Namaste.