June 17, 2018

Lupine


The Spruce
I've been so inspired by the impressive cornflower blue, heather, grape and berry colors of Lupine. It is native to California and Oregon, where it grows along the coast and in dry and open meadows, prairies and forest clearings. It's breathtaking to walk through a field of Lupine. If you are in California you can see expansive fields of Lupine in July & August, sometimes earlier depending on the drought or rain conditions.

https://www.theoutbound.com/lake-tahoe/photography/photograph-the-lupine-at-lake-forest-beach

I also found an beautiful poem by poem by Denel Kessler to celebrate Lupine season comin
g.

LUPINE
It is not enough to see
a soul will manifest
what has been sown
immortal purple flame
gnarled roots in stone
the truth of nature
an external blooming
expression of the world

a flourishing vision
voraciously spreads
animating the meadow 
with honey-scented breeze
steep slopes sweetened
magnificent blossoms
open lavender wings
to conquer the sky

here the air is thin
windblown seeds
so carelessly thrown
to harsh alpine soil
become willful weeds
persistently untamed
internally unchained
forever wild flowers

The lupines – also known as the bluebonnets – are associated with a Native American legend. The story tells of a tribe suffering from the extreme effects of drought and famine. Many members of the tribe have already perished. Concern for survival creates even greater states of hardening and selfishness in the tribe, rather than community service and generosity. The tribe receives spiritual guidance that acts of giving and sacrifice are necessary, but no one is able to perform such deeds willingly. A young girl who is an orphan holds on to her precious doll, the only item she possesses as a memory of her family. She climbs up a hill and offers her doll. Where she places her doll, rain begins to fall and the lupines spring up. And so, says the legend, this is how the lupines came to appear on earth.
Indigenous stories like this contain deep wisdom. For the lupine is indeed, a plant that brings much healing to a parched and devastated earth. As a flower essence, lupine challenges the human soul to greater acts of generosity and selflessness. It is especially needed for just those times when the giving heart is hardened, or the sense of one’s own needs and self-preservation obscures ways in which we can minister to a larger community or social structure. (source fesflowers)
 A celebration of purple in my newest 4-piece stack inspired by the gorgeous tapestry of Lupine color can be found on my website shopbloom.co 


January 24, 2018

January's Affirmation

January carefully made her way down a forgotten path. Thin branches covered in crusty patches of moss and lichen crunched underfoot. Her cheeks were stinging and strawberry colored from the frozen air. Icicles dripped from the branches of birch and oak trees dazzling her with shimmering flashes from sunlight streaming through them. She arrived to the edge of the crest and here she could see the entire valley below her glimmering with frost like an ancient bed of sea salt. 

January reached into her pocket and clutched the large chunk of quartz. It had absorbed some of the heat of her body and her hand felt warm from its energy. January was quiet and listened intently. The wind rushed and howled along the edge of the hill she had climbed to reach as close as she could to Father Sun. The renewal of Earth was coming. Signaled soon, by the flight of snow geese whose long journey home would commence the celebration of the enormous power of Spring. 

All of this felt very clear to January who stood with her feet well grounded in the Mother as she reached upward with her hands as high as she could overhead. She called out to them in a song whose long and delicate tones carried across the valley and lifted upward toward the Heavens. She could hear the crackling sound of feathers slicing through the atmosphere. 

Slowly and magnificently the snow geese appeared from the center of the sun, swirling into a diamond formation, and began to descend toward January’s open arms. The sound of clarity whistled through her ears as each snow goose barreled above her. January’s fingers brushed the breast feathers and wing tips as each passed. She stood motionless as ice cicles shuddered and dropped from the birch tree forest into a multitude of sounds like bells and tinkling glass. Branches freed from their frozen encasement of ice began to transmit the ancient knowledge found within the heated sap as Earth’s heart opened to January’s doorway.

Purity & Earth Renewal 
Spirit Keeper of the North Star

 BLACKFOOT  
DECEMBER - IS-STA-M-SII-WA - COLD MONTH 
JANUARY - KAA-TOO-Yll - SNOW BLINDNESS 
ANIMAL: SNOW GOOSE 
MINERAL: QUARTZ CRYSTAL 
COLORS: WHITE, CLEAR and variations of MAUVE & STRAWBERRY 
PLANT: BIRCH TREE ELEMENT 
EARTH AFFIRMATION SEQUENCE: I am clarity. I fly from earth to star and back again. My heart is open starlight. My mind is free. I am harmony. 

Spirit Keeper of the North begins at the time of the winter solstice when Father Sun returns from his journey South and begins to bring the warmth that quickens growth in the Earth Mother and all her children. The clear quartz crystal representing this is placed one quarter of the way to the East in the northern quadrant, and moves clockwise. The mineral totem for the Earth Renewal is the quartz crystal, the plant is the birch tree, and the animal is the snow goose. The color is white. Earth Renewal teaches you to be as clear a receiver and transmitter of universal energy as the crystal, as important a communicator of the ancient knowledge as the birch tree, and as respectful of tradition and ritual as the snow goose. This is a position with the potential for great power. The Earth Renewal teaches you to be fluid, yet proper in conduct as well as clear, adaptable, prudent, and wise. People in this position have keen vision, are very accomplished at ceremony, and can take large steps in their personal evolution though the use of magic. Snow goose people need to guard against becoming blocked, against using their enormous power incorrectly, and against being so perfectionist they never have time for fun.







October 12, 2017

Elevate


The collective future of you a body of bodies moving as a pattern.  "Everpresence" is easily available through the dream state. Now, more than ever, we have boundaries of atoms and gravity thinning as if fibrous coatings are wicked away by a sudden, smoldering heat. Perhaps, just enough to let electrical sparks jump wires sending new pulsations and vibrations to the one who is consciously present.

The Australian aborigines call it the ‘all-at-once’ time instead of the ‘one-thing-after-another’ time. 


In My Dreams by Brian Ibinson - Photoshop Creative

 

Whenever you use the force of will, you are using up physical vitality.  This is why one might feel the high of 'pushing' through a crisis, and then later collapses from exhaustion. Whenever you surrender to the innate, you are acting on an ancient, infinite reservoir of life. For example, an artist in the midst of a conscious creation in which the omnipresent self is flowing through the body effortlessly.

Lately, I have surrendered to a certain quality of dreamscape. This may ring true for others, that we have been given a gift while experiencing a great number of disturbing waking life events. Dreams have been revealing other lives, concurrent lives, and those lives are ready to be released, purified, and reclaimed to the original you.  But what is the original you?

The one reading this right now.

The one who is elevating the experience of life.  

The one who is standing in presence.

We don't know where we exist until we think our existence. As we fold through the time-space continuum of dreams, we have an opportunity to dismantle multiple timelines. It's serious work. Our ancestor selves are waiting for us to invite them to the present.  

All we have ever wanted is to be one. Each time we bring home a soul self-fragment, we experience an infinite breath of fresh air. Soul fragments trapped in another world express themselves as whole beings somewhat like clones in another world. This is because each fractal is indeed an identical but a reduced sized version of your Soul ... which is a fractal of Source. Earths most stunning display of creative force is found within the mathematics of a chaotic complex matrix. It is our job as engineers of life, to find the simplicity within chaos. The most simple equations yield the most beautiful results. We find out wave through alignment, and call home now the versions of self we encounter in our dreamworlds. 

Surrender doesn't mean falling asleep. It is more like the releasement of will. We wake up without the taut strings of "what we want to happen" playing our body. So we humble ourselves as we prepare for sleep. We ask for the center of the Universe to open as a flower in our chest. Not open to receive, or give, but open as in awareness.  Giving and receiving are activities of the egoic mind. Awareness is a beautiful dance with the Heavens. 

Elevate.







January 7, 2017

brainwaves

I caved into myself on the track yesterday walking in another brainwave state. Up the bleachers and down; my mind in translucence.

Light descends through dappled viridescent leaves as delicate butterflies; olive wings and emerald swallowtails. Words that remind me of jewelled angels.

Light cascades in wind that ruffles the feathers of a Canadian goose munching grass on the sideline of the wide, looping track.

This light that I love that encourages me to see beyond the kaleidoscope of Māyā. Yet, there is So much beauty in each breath of illusion. My mind stays here in the shallow waters as I gasp for air now in exertion I reach the top of the bleachers ready to twirl into descent once again. I calm myself into the trance and slip into a deeper inquiry. What is the truth of your Light?

Clarity. What is clear begins with the abundance of light. Spectrums and spirals, toroids, tachyons, and pulses that create the story of my Self.

One of these days I'll see with my eyes closed. One of these days the light will stay when the shades of the lids are drawn tight. One of these days the density of each fiber of my being will weave into starlit atomic structure - so free- there will be no shadow.

This is your Light, Beloved. All of Māyā. All of me. All of Truth.

asato mā sad gamaya, tamaso mā jyotir gamaya, mṛityor-mā amṛitaṃ gamaya
"from the unreal lead me to the real, from the dark lead me to the light, from death lead me to immortality"

October 23, 2016

invisible becoming visible


It's going to be ok. We've always moved through tribulations via the invisible realms with the guidance of OM. No matter what is going on in the world, we have the capability as humans to tap into the most essential and core part of our being. When we turn inward and listen past the external noise, past the initial perception of silence, through the internal sounds of life...our heart beat and the buzzing of ears...when we listen as far as we can go, we discover OM is there. The origin of peace. 

There has been much discord perceived by the world as of late. Increasingly, new realms of shadows are being exposed through media. Media has always been a source that taps into mass consciousness and represented the most basic example of duality. News, movies, social media, all have their fingers in presentations of varying degrees of realities and truths. 


Flower Power is an historic photograph taken by American photographer Bernie Boston.
It was nominated for the 1967 Pulitzer Prize.
Staying close to our hearts allows the mind to loosen its electromagnetic connection to everything else.The pulse of fear is suddenly disconnected as we enter that doorway of kindness that exists within the physical human heart. Our own heartbeat reminds us how unconditionally loved we are by the Great Mystery.

From this place of calibration, we align ourselves to the essence of a mystery that science will never be able to explain. Our understanding of the invisible comes through faith. And it is this deep, aching knowing that there exists something grander and brighter that is the demonstration of faith from higher guidance. 


Yet,turning inward does not mean staying inward without action.
 
Action will come when the mind integrates to the heart through a new system of patterns. These patterns erupt like molten lava into veins, through breath, and brain. All dross is burnt away by glorious love witnessed in these silent excursions into the fringe realities of Divine consciousness, and what it means to be human.

I have faith that humanity will apply salve to the wounds of the past. I have faith the broken parts of our current systems will self-repair as the human collective discovers we are not separate from any of this creation. How could it not self-repair, just like our own bodies, if each one of us has the capacity to witness this miracle through our own self-love.

Our action now is to remain peaceful and loving while moving our bodies. This is how we create spaces of peace, safety, and stability. This may be sitting at an encampment in protest of a pipeline. It may be in a yoga shala perfecting eagle pose. It may be at a desk in a technology company, or the check stand of a grocery store.

Whatever your body is doing at the moment, do it with love. Wherever your body is at the moment, be there in love.




September 10, 2016

ascension of touch




Earlier this week a couple of my Pleiadian friends stopped by for a delightful conversation about human fingers. The talked about 'sensory ascension' of touch.

We use our hands through the ethers so easily, but most are not practiced in this yet, preferring the solid space of physical touch.

We bring our hands together in prayer, or to give and receive a blessings. We hold our fingers in mudras to create energetic pathways in our body. We create laser beams with our fingers. We touch each other to give life and vitality. This is the gift of touch. Pure touch is the ascended state of the sensory of physical touch.

In pure touch the fingers act as small antenna to receive or transmit Divine consciousness. We often think we must touch another human for healing, but the Mystic dances with all fingers active, knowing the motion creates transmissions of energy and blessings that fly through the Universe.

I learned to utilize my fingers in harmonizing through the distance. It's an aspect of Divine intelligence to know the precision of timing with breath, heart and thought. Everything you do with your hands to uplift another, in front of you, may be created energetically through pure touch.

Mantra: Today I ascend my touch to receive and bless with Divine conscious intent. I ask with humility that I may offer to my Self and others the highest service of pure touch. ♥