[Akashic Guides] What to Do Now

I asked my guides to help us see what we can do in the midst of so much struggle and anxiety. This is what they told me:

There is much turmoil within and without in the world and within your inner sanctums of being.

This is not a bad thing. There is a general movement of convulsive proportions energizing the entire globe. These eruptions of hate and fear are not the ultimate truth of who you are. But these are seeds the human race carries within it and has done so for a very long time.

If you are to reach the farther shore of your awakening, these corpuscles of pain must erupt, must be visible, must be claimed as part of your inheritance on Earth. For it is on Earth that these negative toxins thrive and have been fostered.

There are many levels of reality and in some there is only light and in some there is deep compression. In the realm you inhabit you have a confluence of both expansion and contraction that coexist as seed forms within the collective field of humanity.

You are now in a phase of witnessing and ultimately expunging by illumination the primary cause of suffering on Earth.

You do not know it but you will become free, the more you embrace the paradox of humanity.

Each one of you belongs to the whole, including those who have arrived on Earth to do heroic work. You are not exempt from the situation of human suffering or shattering.

Yet you are transplants from another world and as such you have a chance to speak in a different language and to plant seeds of another color that will bloom on Earth. You are not alone, there is help and support for your agency.

You must not try to avoid, escape or shield yourself from the pain around you, but to envelope it in your wider witnessing through the mediation of your heart.

Your job is to be a witness to the testimony of love as the everlasting and only permanent truth of life. You are not alone. You have each other. It is time to join and renew together each other’s vows of consecration for the good of all.

Drink deep from the succor of the Earth, that nourishes and renews your life.

Expand into the widest space of vision that seeks to come through you as a vessel of birth.

That is now. It is happening now.

Do not look away and do not despair. This is the tightening of the vortex and the widening of the hope. Both are true.

We need you to renew your vows of purpose and to connect with the source of your invincible knowing.

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ADDENDUM FROM TOMAR:

If you are interested in receiving answers to YOUR OWN QUESTIONS from your own Akashic guides, I am offering some special rates and ways of doing this for the month of December. Please message me if interested.

With love and blessings,

Tomar

[Akashic Guides] Thanksgiving Love

On Thanksgiving Day I asked the Akashic Guides what we should be thankful for.
This is what they said:

Dear ones – we hear your open hearted concern.

It is the nature of humanity to be grateful. It is the innate purpose of life on Earth to bless you and for the Earth to bless you and for you to bless each other.

This is the design and pattern of Earthly life.
So much to be tasted, experienced, enjoyed through the senses, so much to be shared and loved and received in the emotions. And so much to be discovered, to be explored, to be created through the mind.

The physical – mental- emotional life on Earth is a gift.
You must recognize that.
You are a gift .. and for that we are grateful.

You are not seeing the taking away of gifts now, although some of you  fear that.
You are not seeing the demise of what is beautiful on Earth.. not yet, not inevitably, and not inexorably.

All is not lost.. for you are here.
All is not past… but hovers in the dream of the future that you sing into being.

Song is the vibration of creation. The voice of the Mother echoes through your lips as you pray, as you give thanks, as you express your love, your purpose, your conscious intention to grow in wisdom, power, and love.

You are made in the Divine Design.
All are welcome to participate in this feast of life.
None are excluded.

You are the wise ones who have come to the birthday party bearing gifts.. and we give thanks for you. For there is a birth coming on the horizon and you are here for that purpose.

Never fear, the horizon glows with new light and arrival.
It is not too late, the dawn is barely starting.

You who are here on Earth at this time are receiving your instructions to awaken, and to step into the big shoes that have been waiting for you.
Yes, encourage each other so that you share the journey.

It is not too late, you are right on time.
We give thanks that you made the choices you did, to share in this wondrous moment and the times to come.

Do not be deceived by appearances. You are much more than you believe yourselves to be. And this moment in the world’s turning is not all it may appear to you to be.

Now is the time of witnessing the emergence of the true dimension of humanity as you give birth to your true knowing, your true love, your true awareness, your devoted hearts, your great courage, your purpose, your blazing light.

It shines ion the horizon and we see it.

Thank you.

The Double Bind of the Spiritual Entrepreneur

Fir ring mandalaMy audience is largely made up of “lightworkers” – healers, spiritual practitioners, intuitives, creatives…

And despite the fact that many of us are “in business,”  we (I include myself) are not actually motivated by money.

We are inspired by a vision, a desire to give and help others, to create, and to contribute to a better world.

Many of us have a strong inner knowing that we’re here to contribute to a major transformation in the world, what’s been called the Global Shift or Great Turning.

We know in our hearts we’re here to help bridge Heaven & Earth.
(Some of us have known this for a very long time.)

We’re very comfortable working our craft and skill, giving our gifts.
But when it comes to the business side of things we’re on shakier ground, and are caught in a double bind.

All kinds of terms have sprung up to describe us – spiritual entrepreneurs, soulpreneurs, conscious or heart-centered business owners. 

But for the people in my tribe, the truth is, we’re not really entrepreneurs at all. Not by nature.  

We’ve never identified with that term, although we’ve gotten used to it.

In the old days healers just said we had a healing practice, or were self-employed.
When I was an exhibiting artist, none of us thought of ourselves as being in business.

It’s a foreign idea that’s been imposed on us and makes us itch a little.

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A true entrepreneur is someone who loves to create businesses, to come up with new ideas and try them out, loves creative challenges, enjoys thinking about the marketplace and their place in it, gets a rush from the game of it and from playing with ways to make money.

Most of the spiritual practitioners and lightworkers I know have an uneasy relationship with money, at best.

We’re not comfortable with it, don’t trust it, may blame it for what’s wrong with the world, may feel incompetent or inept about money. We may have judgments, resentments, fears, or feelings of unworthiness about money.

We often don’t feel like we belong in this hyper-competitive, materialistic culture that is dominated by money and values the rich, famous, and successful.

At the same time, we are in a field (and in a world) that requires that we master some basic skills of survival.

If we have embarked on launching our work in the world, and have started learning about business – especially on the Internet – we’re probably being inundated by aggressive marketing pitches telling us how we’re supposed to go about it – or else!

A whole industry has arisen of Business or Marketing for Heart-centered or Spiritual Entrepreneurs, usually offered by mentors who also call themselves spiritual.
(Although, in most cases, I’ve noticed that the Law of Attraction is what passes for spirituality, and what it too often teaches is how to use energetic laws to do the bidding of the ego.)

You would think that an industry designed to teach “soft” selling practices for the tender-hearted soulful business owner would have a gentler, more compassionate approach. But in actuality, it is often a “wolf in sheep’s clothing,” espousing spiritual principles while using manipulative fear-based tactics to sell high end programs to make us all (supposedly) rich.

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The double bind we find ourselves in is that on one side we feel disempowered by our low self-esteem and poor conditioning around money.

And on the other side we’re pummeled by these aggressive and manipulative marketing messages that not only overwhelm and confuse us (and often persuade us to part with large sums of money), but often blame and shame us for not being ambitious enough, big enough, impactful  enough, rich enough, successful enough – or for not even wanting to be.

In a word, those messages are also disempowering.

So we’re disempowered if we do, and disempowered if we don’t.

How do we get ourselves out of this double bind?

To answer that, I’ve been wondering about two questions:

Question !. What would it mean to become truly empowered? Not from the ego’s perspective, but from the soul’s perspective.  How can we access the true power and infinite potential that is our birthright as sovereign souls?

Question 2. How can we create a viable, thriving, sustainable business model that works for who we are and what we want?

Years ago I had the idea to create a High-Five Club, to counteract the insistence on 6 or 7 figure incomes as the only measure of success, and to assert the rightness of a human-scale livelihood.

True success (in my book) is being able to give our gifts, live our purpose, and provide for our needs in a way that brings us joy, ease, harmony, and creative growth.

Most of us don’t want to create empires or to maintain the complex structures and responsibilities that go with that. And most of us are not motivated by the desire to amass a fortune.

(By the way, the new justifications for focusing on high incomes by those who are selling their “think big and get rich” programs are:
a) you can do more good by contributing to worthy causes if you have lots of money;
b) the more money you make, the wider your reach and the greater your impact.

Clearly they use these arguments to persuade those who are not motivated by money but who want to do good and help lots of people. The latter argument has definitely been proven untrue – just look at the influence and impact of Charles Eisenstein, or many other thinkers and writers, for that matter. Or of my friend George Kao, whose influence grows, the more content he gives away for free, maintaining a modest income.)

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So these are the 2 questions worth considering:

First:
How to become truly empowered on a soul level?
Which is to say, how to free ourselves from the trance of scarcity, limitation, separation, and inadequacy that most humans live our lives enslaved by?

What would it mean to access the actual power and potential of our true  identity, our unlimited Essential Self?

And how can that be achieved?

In fact, there are many methods that dissolve and transform the bondage of our limiting beliefs, karmic imprints, and soul contracts, most of which are unconscious. These unconscious bonds create the delusions we take for Reality.

We can methodically release ourselves from this bondage, but it takes conscious intention and effort, as well as knowing how. (And having a gifted guide helps.)

This is part of the great work before humanity at this time – liberating ourselves from the delusions that have kept us in fear, limitation, and separation.

It is this transformation that humanity must achieve if we are to create the world we all want to live in, a world that can actually survive and in which all beings thrive.

We cannot achieve a healed world  in the same state of consciousness that created this seriously ailing one (to paraphrase Einstein).  We must raise our consciousness.

As we do the personal work of liberation we contribute hugely to the transformation of the entire human field of awareness. Each individual has enormous power to affect the whole.

Second:
How can we create on our own terms a flow of giving and receiving in which we honestly offer our gifts to the world and receive what we need for our support in return?

How can our attitudes about the transaction of offering and receiving, and the relationships we wish to establish with our audience, lay the foundation for a sustainable living business that brings joy to all?

In its  largest scope this is a question about what a new economy, new way of doing business, and new societal structures might look like. This might include a Universal Basic Income, a gift economy, and more. It may involve a shift from competing solo endeavors to more collaborative, improvisational, and playful ones, from isolated units to fluid networks of association. 

But for now we are considering what we can do in our own lives right now.

For instance: How much is enough? And how do we ask for what we need by offering to others what they need and long for, and by creating a space for them to enter that they are searching for?

How do we ground this relationship in a genuine sharing of heart energy, wisdom, guidance, support, and intelligent resources? How do we offer the magic that is our soul’s unique gift, and allow our souls to reveal even more than we know in the process of service?

How can we simplify this process so it’s as clear and basic as an offer of food to those who are hungry?

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As spiritual entrepreneurs we don’t have to be motivated by money. It is enough to be  motivated by our soul’s highest vision.

But to bridge Heaven and Earth, we also have to be grounded in the practical realities of the Earth plane that come with human incarnation.

We need to be responsible to our own human vehicle as much as we are to those we serve.

There is a middle way. It is the way of true empowerment and freedom. It is the way of our personal and global evolution. It is a vision both grand and humble.

As we embrace this way, we will discover ourselves to be both far grander than our ordinary sense of self and far humbler than the grandiose delusions of the desperate fear-based ego.

And our soul’s highest vision – the purpose we took birth for – will also be furthered by following this path. For as we start to create our own personal Heaven on Earth, we will be bringing that potential closer for all.  

 

Solar Eclipse – Huge Transformative Energies 3/8/16

Solar EclipseI’m no longer in the “new moon” business but I HAD to share with you what’s happening this week and this month. 

What’s happening today is a “super” new moon (when the moon is closest to the Earth) combined with a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE (visible in places like East Asia and northern Australia, but affecting the entire globe).

It’s happening  on Tues/Wed, March 8/9 – at 5:54 pm PT, 8:54 pm ET/ 1:54 am GMT

You know that new moons signify new beginnings. Well, solar eclipses do so even more – much more. Especially this one! This might be called “the big one.” 

This new moon/Solar Eclipse is in mystical, oceanic, empathic, compassionate Pisces. Not only the sun and the moon but Neptune, Mercury, the asteroids Chiron (wounded healer) and Ceres (Earth mother goddess) and the south node of the moon (the past) are all in Pisces – that’s a lot! And being opposed by Jupiter conjunct the north node (the destined future) just makes it all more expansive and powerful. 

There is a lot of information which I’ve tried to synthesize, and I’ve added some quotes from three of my favorite astrologers to give you an idea of what this eclipse means.

It’s powerful!

Pat Liles writes: This is the month of a solar and then a lunar eclipse bracketing the powerful Sun at Equinox.  It’s one of the biggest astrological months of the year.  We are being reset in a big way to hold more love, to integrate all our past experience that has gone before and forgive any remnants of the past that cling to us.

An eclipse can release monumental amounts of energy. … This eclipse period has the potential to be a great leap forward.

From Lynda Hill:  A total solar eclipse is even more powerful than a new Moon. It is a powerhouse of energies that can bring about change, disruption, the birth of the new and the death of the old … Events that happen in the next month or so can have effects lasting long into the future. …A total solar eclipse is a powerful event, especially one that has the signatures that this one has.

Pam Gregory says: Eclipses are a time when the light and electro-magnetic energy of the sun is temporarily halted and we get rebooted, often to a point further on [in our journey]. Sudden opportunities can move you ahead very quickly… it can be fast moving, exciting.

... This is a really important solar eclipse…A super big new beginning!

It’s mystical

With the double whammy of Pisces and Neptune, you will be more connected to your intuition, imagination, dreams, creativity, higher consciousness in general. So spend time connecting within.

Use your creative  imagination to form the visions of what you want to create, for the energy fueling your visions will be amplified.

The mystical impulse of Pisces is to merge with the higher realms and surrender to a higher intelligence. Work with your higher awareness and pay attention to your guidance.

It is a time for healing

The close involvement of Chiron, the wounded healer, makes this an opportune time for deep healing. In particular, pay attention to the stories you tell yourself, your inner dialogue, your unchallenged beliefs – and challenge them.

Chiron, half man, half horse, can bring us wholeness and unite the parts of our nature. He is also conjunct the south node of the past, so there may be ghosts emerging that need to be dealt with. Do so – that will allow you to move forward.There is an opportunity not only for healing of wounds, but for karmic completion, which sets the stage for evolutionary leaps. Beware of Pisces’ desire to escape and avoid this “shadow” work.

It’s a time for letting go

Because the south node (representing the past) is part of this eclipse, this is a perfect time to let go of things from the past: physical possessions, habits, environments, old ways of being,  beliefs… whatever has been outgrown and needs to be cleared to make space for the new. Also, the heightened sensitivity of Pisces may cause you to choose to associate with people who are more on your vibrational wavelength, and part ways with those who aren’t.

Apparently, letting go of some of the old is a very strong message of this solar eclipse. 

It’s a time for inspiration

Linda Hill: With Jupiter conjuncting the Moon’s north node [our destined future], we may feel a need to get going, to get in the race, to travel, to grab life by the horns, to take a risk, to step out of our usual comfort zone.

Pam Gregory:  We may be getting sudden insights, perceptions, revelations, so we can suddenly view things in a different way, see ways of doing old things in a new way. There’s a liberating, strong sense of newness.

It’s a time for fulfillment of destiny

With the opposition of the past and the destined future, the expansiveness of Jupiter bringing in the new and the Piscean access to higher realms, and the jet propulsion of the eclipse itself, which is about new beginning, re-setting our lives and leaping us forward, there is a strong sense of destiny about this powerful cosmic event.  

Pam Gregory: It’s like we’re being jumped forward or swept along towards our destiny at this big new beginning. 

Pat Liles:  Our intentions now can have humongous power behind them and blast us forward on our evolutionary path.  (Always use what you’ve got to further your intentions and what we’ve got is an expansive eclipse window!) 

Are you excited too? Don’t forget, the effects of this eclipse will be lasting. It can shift our trajectory and the speed of our ascension.
At the same time, don’t forget to set your intentions, the same as you would for any new moon.  I hope I’ve given you some ideas of where to focus.
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I am indebted to the following astrologers:
Pat Liles (in mysticmamma.com) 
Pam Gregory, whose videos I love watching (PamGregory.com) 
Lynda HIll (sabiansymbols.com)
And thanks to visionary author Nicolya Christi for bringing the magnitude of this event and Lynda Hill to my attention.