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Spirituality and Money

I read this article on Shaman Portal-it is very refreshing to see Jade have the courage to speak up about frankly a taboo subject.  I like his understanding and clarity

“Within the cultural paradigm of which I come, that of the indigenous North Americans, the thought of ‘paying’ for a Ceremonial never comes up because the thought of NOT paying is never considered, so there is never the need to put a ‘price tag’ on anything of a spiritual nature. We Spirit People who provide a spiritual service, at home in a tribal culture, may wake up to find a sack of corn, a haunch of venison, an envelope of cash or some other valuable gift upon our doorstep. A person who receives help from us Spirit Peoples will continue to provide gifts for years to come.

This expression of appreciation is not a feature of American culture. In a consumer based society everything has an expected fee. You pay the price or go without. If there is no price established, there is an assumption of fine-print-trickery or worthlessness. This aspect of American society deprives the individual of responsibility and freedom in relationship to establishing the inherent value of a product or service to the individual. If, on the other hand, there is the appellation of ‘donation’ or ‘contribution’ associated with the item or experience, there is an observed tendency of even the most spiritually inclined person to consider that no payment or a minimal pittance is somehow acceptable, rather than to own personal responsibility for determining the value, for one’s self, of that which has been offered. This ‘get-something-for-nothing’ attitude is both reprehensible and dishonoring.

“How much is this Ceremony?” I have been asked. I might respond by asking how many dollars is an experience of the ineffable and infinite worth? A teaching which may transform one’s world view? The opportunity for a healing that enables a person to live, let alone to live with grace and ease? The very concept is rather absurd. There is no way to place a dollar value on these things.

What is affordable to one is an extravagance beyond measure for another, and for someone else the same amount is mere pocket change. What is affordable for you? Determine this, then offer more than what is affordable, for it is in that realm between what is affordable and comfortable, and the extension of one’s offering beyond that limit, which creates the space where true healing and appreciation reside. I will often present a guide for payment in an evening’s Ceremony: How much would you spend on a fine evening’s entertainment? A movie and dinner? A night out partying at a club? Going to a theatrical stage production? Determine this first. Now, if what you have received in this Ceremony is purely entertainment, place an equivalent amount in the basket. If you have received something more than entertainment, something which is enlightening and world changing, place an amount in the basket in accordance of value of that which you have received. If you feel ‘less than’ from your experience, take something out of the basket and place it in your pocket! Never should a person feel lessened by their experience in a sacred event.

I have found that, even after offering insight on how ‘payment’ is handled, that some will then look at me and ask “So, what is the fee for this Ceremony?” Well, I have been sent forth, by my Grampa and by Eagle Brother, into the American world to bring ‘the Ways’ into accessibility for all. I have had to learn to speak the language, socially and economically. So, when you see that there is a fee placed upon a ceremony, it is because, for the most part, Americans do not have the culturally designed knowledge of how to appropriately recompense a valuable service.

There are times when a person says to me that they really would like to attend a Ceremony or receive a Doctoring (Shamanic Healing Ceremony), but they cannot afford it. I will never turn away a person who sincerely needs help just because they don’t have cash in their pocket. If a person sincerely needs help, help I will offer to the best of my ability. The need for assistance arises from within the Soul, not the bank account. Such a person of indigent means may be asked to perform a service in exchange, and not always a service for me, but often a community service. It is the act of giving beyond one’s means which creates the space for healing. This is, in addition to the many ways possible, one expression of my give-away back into the Community.

There are some who have a belief that any kind of monetary exchange for a spiritual service is somehow unethical. I am curious when presented with this particular world view. I ask of the person what they themselves do to earn an income. And, if this occupation of theirs is not the expression of their spiritual service in the world, then why are they wasting their time doing something, merely for money, which is NOT their Spirit’s Calling? Personally, I cannot conceive of spending a significant portion of my waking life in the pursuit of money, let alone doing something which has no relevance to the purpose of my Being!

My Grampa Pena was insistent that payment be made for all Shamanic services. He would say that if a person did not suffer (by ‘suffer’ he meant to go beyond one’s comfort zone, physically, mentally, emotionally), they would not appreciate nor receive anything of value. Grampa told of how, in a Vision Quest, the young Indian men go up on the mountain with no food nor water for three, maybe four days. He spoke of how, because in those days the People were always hungry, that to go without food might mean death. And sometimes these young men would, in fact, die up on the mountain. He then mentioned American people who go up on the mountain, they don’t eat for a few days, they come down from the mountain and have a big turkey dinner….it means nothing to them to not eat, there is no real challenge. “Grandson,” he told me “you gotta make the people suffer so they can get something good. Those American people, they hurt in their wallet!” Think about it. He was right, you know.

My Spirit’s Calling IS my Life. As such, the expression of that Calling is, and must be, the means of supporting my worldly existence so that I can continue to bring my Spirit’s Calling forth. So, when you see a ‘fee’ associated with a Ceremony, that monetary exchange is not a payment for a Ceremony. It is a contribution to, and support of, the continuance of my life and worldly responsibilities (rent, food, transportation to your community, my kids’ shoes and bicycles, an occasional movie…you know, the stuff of life in the world) so that I am able to continue to present ‘the Ways’ to you, and to others down the road.”

About the author:
Jade Wah’oo Grigori is the Caretaker of ‘the Ways’, an authentic Shamanic Lineage. Jade underwent his first Shamanic Initiation in 1956 at 5 years of age. He was subsequently apprenticed to his Grampa Pena, and became the caretaker of this ancient lineage of Shamanic practices upon his Grampa’s death in 1982. Of Mongolian heritage, Jade brings these ways of wisdom forth to all peoples, regardless of culture, race or gender, in a manner uniquely suited to the 21st century.

Contact the author: jadewahoo@shamanic.net

2012-what will it mean for you?

There has been an awful lot written and said about 2012 and 21st December in particular.  I read somewhere that there are 40,000 titles available from Amazon that have something to do with Mayan calendars, culture and the meaning 0f 2012.

Amongst younger folks in particular there seems to be confusion and actually fear being created over this  date.  The end of the World is nigh!  How many times have we heard that.  Apparently the crusades to Jerusalem were inspired by the fact that  notable scholars of the time were predicting the end of the World and the belief prevalent then was that the only way to insure going to heaven on Judgement Day was being buried in Jerusalem’s holy soil.

To be honest I haven’t read much about our impending doom simply because I don’t feel the need.  I met a very interesting man a few years ago from Guatemala who is  a time-keeper in the Mayan tradition.  He said to me that the West had jumped on this doomsday idea without having a correct understanding of his time-keeping tradition.  As far as he was concerned the end of time date that everyone is talking about is incorrect and actually it falls on the 5th January 2020 and it isn’t an end date but a beginning.  According to him the Mayan calendar has been running backwards-a bit like a countdown for thousands of years and the magic date everyone is talking about is actually day zero.  Its a countdown to a new and golden age when Humanity finally have the opportunity to get it right and learn and transcend the futility of War etc etc.  This will not happen overnight or on a particular day but take years, maybe centuries to manifest.  We are approaching the beginning and as in all the best new beginnings we have to rid ourselves of the old to make way for the new.  This helps to explain all the upheavals and changes we are experiencing on a global scale.

But what does it mean for you?  And me? Many of us are already feeling the effects of a change of energy-I am excited by the possibilities and very glad to alive at this time.  Large parts of the population are totally unaware of all the hype at all and will continue to live as they do now.  Those who have heard the news will react in various ways:

  1. Skepticism-its all a load of New Age codswallop!
  2. Fear-the end is nigh
  3. Joy-this is what we’ve been waiting for
  4. Boredom-I’ve heard it all before

Which camp do you fall into, if any?  Whatever your take on the subject, one thing we can be sure of, once 21st December 2012 has passed we’ll all be wiser with hindsight!

 

Holy Thorn-Solstice Update from Rosemary

Dear Friends,

Someone once told me the percentage of DNA human beings share with trees.
Unfortunately, my brain has not retained the exact percentage, but I do recall it
being surprisingly high and an inspiring piece of data.

This incomplete fact has been weaving itself into my thoughts on the Holy Thorn
recently, as we approached and passed the anniversary of its vandalisation. A phrase
has been ringing in my mind – “Be the Tree”. It encapsulates how I can continue to
honour the life and teachings of our beautiful hawthorn.

A turbulent and challenging year followed the damaging of the Holy Thorn, not
difficult for any of us to recall ! A year in which I was asked to sit inside my
oldest wound and really see it and its far-reaching, unconscious effects, perhaps
clearly for the first time in my life. I did not realise I was “being the tree” at
the time because I was too consumed with my own inner machinations. I do not believe
I was the only one doing this either, perhaps you did this too? Perhaps you
uncovered your wound to your awareness, exposed it fully to the elements? Perhaps
you were “being the tree” too?

If I could be any tree, I would choose the Holy Thorn, though there are many
beautiful tree beings to honour and cherish. Even in its physically damaged state
it is whole and embodies with complete integrity a powerful healing premis. It knew
the truth about our wounds (however well they were hidden) and through its strange
and difficult story of late, it speaks the truth to us. It reveals us to ourselves
for the sake of our own healing.

I would also choose to be the tree because it perfectly blends the purest energies
of both the Old Religion (Paganism) and the New Religion (Christianity), without
detriment to either, with natural affinity to both. No confusion exists within it,
only within us. The tree stands as a harmonious embodiment of the sacred masculine
and feminine. The hawthorn faerie spirit is female and (for me) emanates just as
frequently from the tree as the Christ Energy. The Michael and Mary lines both run
parallel along Wearyall Hill and converge upon the Holy Thorn. The Holy Thorn also
incorporates another important polarity, that of “up and down”. The physical form of
the tree is as a conductor both ways for earth and sky energies. All reasons why the
tree has a powerful channelling ability, why it is a power spot and concentrated
focus for the flow of energy around the planet. I sense the tree can serve as a kind
of junction box or router for global energy. I do not believe mine is a unique
observation. I know others have understood this about the tree too.

Why would I not want to “Be the Tree” ? It represents everything I am trying to work
towards.

The last time I connected with the hawthorn at Equinox, the tree spirit felt at one
with itself, whole and “unharmed” despite its physical condition. The tree spirit
however felt semi-detached from the body of the tree. The faerie stood beside the
trunk and was making stellar connections. At this point some of the new sprigs had
been taken, but two small ones still remained.

A few days ago on Solstice morning, no evidence of new growth remained. In a sense
we were back where we started a year ago, with no outer signs of reassurance and no
certainty about the future. A cycle has been completed. A grief cycle. A healing
cycle in fact, for something has changed inside me at least. I sat with my wound, I
gave voice to it and shed the pain of that part of me and love came back and filled
the space. Love and acceptance. I remember one of the first messages the damaged
hawthorn communicated to me was about forgiveness and our need to be more pro-active
with it than ever and to turn over the forgiveness cycle more quickly, but no less
deeply. In retrospect, I spent valuable time in 2011, learning to acknowledge in me
those things in ourselves we all find hard to forgive – the perceived weaknesses of
pain and fear. It is relevant to remember also that the attack itself was a huge
projection of unendurable inner energy that had not been processed or forgiven. If I
learn the mechanism and possibility of self-forgiveness, only then do I know how and
why to forgive and accept others. In this opened space, others also have the chance
to forgive themselves and reduce the venting of chaotic and destructive energy. Do
not think I deem this an easy process, but the necessity of it as a mechanism for
change seems ever more clear to me.

Many wonderful sacred energies speak to us through the physical world and offer
themselves to us for our guidance and transformation. The Earth offers us her rare
and beautiful textbooks for gracious change all the time. And the very nature of
flow dictates that we not only receive, but give back with grateful thanks, care and
responsibility.

As I gazed at the tree this Winter Solstice, I noticed for the first time the
human-like wrinkles in the bark where the remains of the branches start to bend out
at the top of the trunk. They looked so human. They resemble the lines that are now
appearing on my own neck! I felt a pang of sympathetic connection and then almost
instantly – peace. In that moment of plain reality, the tree also seemed “emptier”,
but I cannot tell you what that really means.

What I then noticed was how the energy of the tree seemed more blended with my own
energy bubble. How the process it symbolised had played out within my own being and
was now “unforgettable” on a spiritual level, a positive healing imprint. This was
where the inner peace came from, even upon seeing no evidence left of new growth.
Both the masculine and the feminine tree guides danced together gracefully inside my
bubble.

The tree also seemed to be making a connection with Tibet. A mantra that I do not
recognise seemed to flow out of the tree and was accompanied by an image of Buddhist
monks and nuns chanting whilst looking at me square in the face. The day before I
had bought a double terminated Tibetan quartz crystal and I felt it wanted to go to
the tree with me. While holding it lightly upon the trunk in a vertical position,
the connection with Tibet began. I said prayers for the monks and the nuns and felt
that even now the tree is somehow weaving connections into the great cosmic fabric
of energy, and that the flow was both ways, like the double terminated crystal
itself. It seemed as though some form of preparation was going on for a year of
profound challenge in Tibet, and the possibility of change, perhaps in a way we have
already started to witness with the Arab Spring. Please direct love and healing
according to Divine Will towards Tibet, her incredibly brave and steadfast monks,
nuns and citizens who nurture the soul of their nation against all odds.

I also want to mention here an interpretation of events that perhaps I have not
emphasised as much as I might. The wounded tree also speaks to me quite clearly of
the rift that remains in the “family tree” of our spirituality in this country. I
cannot help but draw some conclusions about the work that still needs to be done to
heal the wound between Christians and those of an Earth-based spirituality. I am no
expert on the state of inter-faith harmony in Glastonbury (or anywhere else), but
this was a powerful reminder that more can be done to heal our wound. When I say
“Our Wound”, I do not attribute victim or perpetrator status to either side. People
from both sides of the divide have no doubt experienced both shadow identities down
the centuries. So the wound is shared, both sides have an energetic relationship
with it.

I was encouraged this year to experience an amazing cycle of Inkan shamanic energy
teachings, held within the rooms of a building built by Jesuits, which is now a
college of Theology and Philosophy. Present within our number were a few
participants from different Christian backgrounds. What a profound honour to learn
together in sacred space. Long may these harmonising opportunities continue.

Quietly reviewing the past year and the shifts I am grateful to have experienced,
the current state of the tree speaks to me more and more of great healing in the
midst of woundedness and BECAUSE of our woundedness, for every wound holds the seed
of a unique transformational possibility.

Having nearly come to the end of my 2011 journey and come through some very thorny
issues to a place of greater peace and possibility, I also feel I can let go of the
Holy Thorn as an outer symbol of faith and focus on being “akin” with her, wherever
she resides in the universe. The combined energies of the tree smile on us eternally
with gentle kindness and trust in our own transformational power.

My prayer for those of you seeking the kind of harmony within which the tree
embodies, is that you are able to trust in yourselves in the way the Holy Thorn
trusts in us. Believe in your ability to meet your potential through constant and
courageous inner focus, no matter the apparent assaults and distractions of the
external world. May we stand, as energetically complete and harmonious as the tree.
May we be conduits for the healing energies of the Earth and the Cosmos. May we be
blessed by the love and wisdom of the sacred feminine and the sacred masculine. May
we embrace the story of the Holy Thorn however it may conclude. May we find our own
powerful and unique ways to Be the Tree.

Wishing you all a blessed, joyful, restoring and peaceful holiday time and many
beautiful and transforming experiences in 2012.

With love from

Rosemary xx

Native American Prophesies

WE ARE HERE AND OUR VOICES OUR HEARTS TELL THE MESSAGE OF ONE LOVE IN ONE LIGHT IN PEACE HARMONY & JOY ~

“It is not enough to have a vision. In order to have its power, you must enact your vision on earth for all to see. Only then do you have the power.”

– Black Elk, Lakota medicine man and visionary

HOPI PROPHESY

“When the earth is dying there shall arise a new tribe of all colours and all creeds. This tribe shall be called The Warriors of the Rainbow and it will put its faith in actions not words.”

– Prophecy of the Native American Hopi people –

SIOUX PROPHESY

“There will come a time when the earth is sick and the animals and plants begin to die. Then the Indians will regain their spirit and gather people of all nations, colors and beliefs to join together in the fight to save the Earth: The Rainbow Warriors.”

– Ancient Native American prophecy –

My Beloved Warriors, Below is our Manifesto:
The Rainbow Dream Vision of Hope ~
By the Intertribal Medicine Societies
of Turtle island ~ The Twenty Count: 1993-2012

PLEASE If it RESONATES Make copies of the Rainbow prophecy, and give or send them to people anywhere on the planet. Then let them be guided by their hearts to do the same until all planetary citizens are brought to life in the Rainbow dream, so that we may dream and work together for true peace! TY very much:) ?

The Rainbow Dream Vision of Turtle Island ~ Prophecies of The Native Americans 1993-2012

PART ONE ~
The distribution and giving back to humanity of the Twenty Count. In the Turtle Island lore we say it is the time of finding one’s path with heart. The time of seeking perfection, growth and development. Most importantly the time of trust and innocence, when mythologies of the world are revealing secrets.

PART TWO ~
The critical time. The time of the animal. The time of Tuwalananie, the dark force. The reason for this is that seeds of light have been planted and we are starting to grow and the teachings are starting to come out and all those ones who have taught partial truths, who have taught deliberate lies in history, are going to be threatened by the awakening of the Rainbow people because the Rainbow people exist in every country, in every nation, in every land.

The Dark Forces will be threatened and they will use their power and their power exists in technology. We are going to see new technology appearing which will be a tremendous threat to the survival of humanity. We must exert our influence by gathering together and sharing our ideas and plans for alternative power and for world peace. If we put a double amount of energy with what we are for, we can change it. We can change it.

PART THREE ~
The time of human to human communication The time the human family finally starts to become human. There will be more information brought out into open format than has ever been seen on this planet. We will re-establish contact in a very knowledgeable way with our ancestors from the stars. So mark that down because it will happen. The first contact will be with the Pleiades and will be totally acknowledged and will be known to all the world powers. The second contact will be with Sirius.

PART FOUR ~
When truth seekers begin to open the veil of the crack between the worlds, we will see our memory circles. Many of the leaders who are trying to keep us locked in the past, will not function today, will fall. Many teachers and wise people will be seen for who they are and they will be the farmers, the labourers and the gas station attendants because the tagashala will be fully awakened.

People will begin to link up with other people in gathering together circles. Many of these will be the so-called ‘common people’ and not the teachers you see up there now.

PART FIVE ~
The various winged serpent wheels will begin to turn, to dance once again and when they do the rainbow
lights will be seen in dreams all over the world and these rainbow light dreams will help awaken the rest
of humanity.
We will sit in a new circle of law. All civil and social laws will have to be in conformity with natural laws or the people will not accept them and they will have the enlightenment necessary to reject those laws. Science will once again become metaphysics. They will discover four laws that will help them jump to universal law and transcend the time-space continuum which is the limitation of the age and once again we will begin to take our power and to work with rules and laws that are cosmic laws.

PART SIX ~
We will once again see the way to continue a new dream. We will be given the road map back to the stars and we will see the star people come out of the illusion of their two-legged form and into their actual great sleeper-dreamer form.

A powerful time approaches humanity and its really hard for me to talk about it. I am a great dreamer but
I don’t know if I dream that large. We will see a real shift in planetary consciousness.

Many of the enemies of the humans will begin to drop away. We will totally gain the light of the great light wheel.

There will be one humanity, one planet composed of all the different ways of dancing in complete harmony in the great gathering together circle. All the seeds will be planted.

The Earth will have its true reality formed. It will join the sisterhood of planets, the daughters of Copperwoman and it will create within itself all forms of all things in harmony with the everything. We will see a whole new way of perfection. There will be plants on this grandmother earth that will give life and sustenance as never before seen. Starvation on the earth, all those things will be gone. There will be total balance and harmony.

PART SEVEN ~
The new race of humans will begin to design their new reality of life on this planet as they intended it
to be when they first came here from the stars. We will begin to establish this planet and use the
collective consciousness to hold the power of this space in harmony with the Great Circle of Twelve and all the planets. There is a whole lot I don’t even know. There is more that I am not supposed
to talk about yet.

The dream will be actualised and this planet will hold its space in the great council of planets and become a part of the universal enlightened sisterhood and brotherhood of humanity and keepers of the light circles. It’s happened on many planets and it’s expected to happen on a lot of other planets. There will be a moment when the population will be ‘the’ Population, and something great will happen. This planet will have its design of energy movement guided by all of humanity living here.

The Great Spirit will leave its seed and the egg of everything here on this planet and it will create itself 20 times over at the speed of light and this prophecy ends as I have been given it by the Grandmothers that I share with you now.

~~~~~~~~~
Love, Thunder Woman!

The Rainbow Dream Vision of Freedom ~ 1993-2012

We can change it. Put a double amount of energy with what we are for!

Rainbow Tribe

The sun rose on a magical new day…
Over the whole earth they came,
The people of every colour,
Sister, Brother, Father, Mother
Traveling over many a land
People of the Rainbow
Children of the Way,
with a fresh glow
Finding their way
Star within…
More and more joined,
a song for the soul…
A new way to live,
A new way to see,
It happened this way…
And a new song,
It came from within
If you can find the Star,
Within then you will find…
What is… What was…
And what will be… you see,
It happened this way…
from within,
The people of the Way
The Rainbow Tribe…

((((( ? ))))))

Thanks to Angel Sundari

Further news from Glastonbury and the Holy Thorn

Dear Friends,

I am sure the information below in the forwarded email from Philippa Glasson
will reassure you that the Holy Thorn will be with us for some time longer,
at least. Philippa sought confirmation from various local sources and
obtained a clearer picture. My thanks to you, Philippa.

I think this episode underlines the need for vigilence. The information flow
regarding the Holy Thorn had gone quiet, but this does not mean that our
concern had evaporated too. In the midst of this vacuum, John Coles acting
at his own behest, communicated his well known views regarding forms of
worship at the tree and was apparently also misquoted. This only suceeded in
creating confusion and alarm.

I feel our vigilence should be in support of clarity, though some may feel
it should be in support of idealogy. All of us wish I am sure that we could
erect an infalible wall of protection around the tree that keeps it safe
from malicious or thoughtless action. I spent an hour with the Thorn Tree
last night (Equinox) for the first time since the misquotations occurred. I
can confirm that two small sprigs of life remain, and I can see that one
larger, longer, very promising sprig and perhaps other sprigs have been
removed. I can also confirm that all the ribbons that adorn the railings
around the tree had been removed. A false impression is given that the
ribbons are themselves tied around the actual trunk, but they very rarely
are.

The tree’s energy felt still, peaceful, present and of great simplicity. Can
I say that it seemed “At one with itself”. Within that still beingness was a
strong sense of compassionate connection with the tree’s “children”, the
town and townspeople. The tree loves us (all of us), just as much as we love
it, though it is not limited by any aspects of attachment.

To our eyes the tree seems vulnerable. With our human love engaged we
perceive fragility and this can make reaction flare up in apparent support
of what we believe to be our emblem of particular spirituality. However, the
tree is a very special Healer and Teacher because it is, within its own
physical and energectic make-up, a perfect synthesis. It is fully faerie, a
dryad, a tree spirit in all the ways we know Hawthorne to be. It has also
wrought within it a genuine lineaage arising form its ancient exchange with
the Christ Energy. This means it can connect with everyone who approaches
it. Over the years it has communicated with me at different frequencies,
according to “where I was at”. I have met with the wild Faerie, but also the
Christ Energy within it. This means that people of particular faiths do have
very powerful experiences of the tree and initially feel that is speaks to
them through, and therefore upholds their own, belief system. You can
understand how the partisan conflicts arise. But if we are all experiencing
the same depth of connection, then none of us are wrong or right and we have
a space to lever open the doors of consciousness beyond dogma.

On Equinox night, the time of perfect balance between light and dark, the
tree reminded me that it embodies many perfect balances. It showed me that
it has a very strong celestial connection too. It conducts energy both ways,
from Earth to stars and from stars to Earth. If the spirit of the tree ever
leaves the trunk, it will not be homeless, it even has a home amongst the
stars.

The tree is less vulnerable than we fear. It is at one with its own being
and purpose. However, I do ask as always that we pray for the undisturbed
unfolding of its own divine purpose, whatever that may be. It’s physical
future is still uncertain, and you could say that, whether through harmful
acts, or the tree’s inner “choosing”, its life “hangs in the balance” at
Equinox. Let’s take the drama out of “hangs in the balance” and say instead
that the tree is in perfect balance, with itself, with us and with this
extraordinary time and place.

Remember, we too are “less vulnerable than we fear”. Let us pray to for the
“undisturbed unfolding of divine purpose” in our own lives. Our physical
future feels uncertain, whether because of chaotic forces outside us or
because of doubts and confusion within. Yet we have a home here amongst the
stars and the vast cosmic energies. The tree is us and we are the tree. It
is offering us so much right now. And it will do what it needs to do, to
give us the most powerful teaching and healing of all. I trust the tree,
whatever happens.

I also pray that every opportunity for communication within Glastonbury’s
spiritual communities is nurtured, so that we may find ways of lifting
confusion and creating awareness and peace.

Love and blessings to all and thanks again to Philippa,

Rosemary xxx

Holy Thorn Update

Here is a copy of an email I rec’d from my friend Rosemary in Glastonbury.

Dear Friends,

Yesterday it was announced through the Daily Mail website and the Western Daily
Press that the Holy Thorn Tree on Wearyall Hill would be removed. Former Mayor John
Coles said this is because the sprigs of new life have been taken by
“Trophy-Hunters” and the implication was that the tree had not made enough progress
to survive the Winter. It was not made clear if this decision came as a result of
expert advice. Other references were made to beer and honey offerings and the
practice of ribbon tieing having disadvantaged the health of the tree. It was also
said that a graft taken and nurtured by experts at Kew would be planted near the
site to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

I am aware that some of these comments perpetuate the notion that people who honour
the tree with their love in ancient ways are somehow foolishly misguided at best and
threaten the life of the tree. At this point it is important to re-iterate that
no-one knows the true nature or intent or the person / people who caused the
original damage or those who have apparently taken away the new sprigs of life. Many
of us could make assumptions and cast aspersions in all sorts of directions, but we
simply do not know the truth and we might never know. Spirit does not alway grant
certainty in these matters and maybe that is for a reason.

The news of the tree’s removal will shock and upset many, opening the wounds that we
were beginning to hope had been healed, but I ask you to try and also stay open to
the bigger picture, or at least to a bigger picture.

I have to recall something that the tree said to me on 23rd April this year, Easter
Saturday. I went up to see the tree at dusk, wanting to see how the new green sprig
that had emerged in March was progressing. In the twilight I peered and peered, but
could no longer be sure that it was there. This felt strange, because i knew exactly
where to look for reassurance but it seemed to be gone.

I heard the tree say:

Serve and Be Free
Be Free
Even of Me.

These words and the thought of the sprig no longer being there triggered some
premature tears of loss. I did no want to be free of the tree. I wanted to hold onto
it. This was heightened by my own healing work at the time, when I was considering
the possibility of giving up something that was very dear to me. I did not fully
understand at the time that a wounded part of me was putting barriers in the way of
being able to love even more profoundly.

It was however clear that the tree works beyond the realm of personal attachment. I
felt it was a message about serving the spirit and the heart in order to be truly
liberated in this life, even to the point of letting go of the dearest things,
teachers, people and loves. We are not necessarily here to serve the physical tree,
though all sacred life deserves our love and protection. We are here to liberate our
hearts and spirits and the tree supports this end in us.

I spoke briefly with a friend yesterday who had recently experienced a similar
perceptual oddity with the Holy Thorn. She was walking with her husband and looked
in the direction of the tree and heard herself say, “Oh, the tree is no longer
there”. Her husband replied “yes it is” and she had to do a double take. So she too
has foreseen a possible time when the tree as we know it may not exist.

Yesterday I connected with the tree and these were the impressions it conveyed:

Do not be constrained by matter. A human can sacrifice their own flesh and send the
power of love back into the world because of it. A tree can sacrifice its body and
do the same thing.

Do not be constarined by worship at particular altars, whether in a church or in a
forest. Your heart is the living altar.

This is the time to dissolve the physical and spiritual barriers. The barriers of
dogma and separation. This is the time of clearing and shedding before we can truly
become.

Come together over my body and let the barriers slip away. Feel love take hold in
the place of loss. The place of loss is where you let go of your wounds, because
they no longer serve. Become the love beyond the wound and become the living altar
of the heart.

I will help you grieve and shed. I can offer myself to that communal process. I will
help you pass through the fear of death and more deeply into love and
reconciliation. Reconcilation beyond your wounds and beyond those you believe
inflicted them. Reconciliation even with those things once felt contrary, alien,
other.

When the tree was attacked in December, we were sharply reminded of the things that
feel really important to us and the things that we believe we cannot to without. Yet
the tree also recognises itself as skin and matter and seems to want to assist us in
getting beyond the barriers to being.

The tree seems to offer itself as a symbol of this, at a time when we know we must
reconcile ourselves to letting go of ways of thinking and living that are
unsustainable. At some point we must embrace the coming of a new age when we will
simply not be allowed to hold on the the past, the old ways, the familair comforts,
and even the once reilable forms of spiritual reassurance. To do this we need to be
unshakable in the heart. The tree may go in order to help us focus on the inner and
the prospect of the new age.

As always I ask you to send love to the tree, and only energy that supports the
unfolding of its own divine purpose, whatever that may be, not our purposes and not
our transmission of fear. What a sacred, sacred being we have been blessed to know.
Please stay open to everyhting it may teach you at this time. Please find your own
meanings, which will be far more powerful and healing to you than any I offer.

On a more worldly level, I also think it is right to correct untruths that come
about through fear and ignorance and the political selectivity of information. But
this has do be done impeccably, with love and wisdom, not only with power.

There was no indication of a consultation process being offered. If the tree is
indeed to be removed, let us lobby for a ceremony that includes all, honours it and
prepares it for change, as a kindness to its still living spirit. My strongest
concern is that removal may be done without respect or without appropriate ritual
that will help us to grieve fruitfully and connect with the healing opportunity the
Holy Thorn appears to offer us.

Of ousre, this email maby be pre-emptory, even now we do not know exactly what will
happen, but please let this serve as guidance that may assist you, whatever the
outcome.

Let us imagine that we can embrace the new, the fresh, the untested and untried, the
potentially new version of our beloved tree. Let us also imagine this, in a very
profound way, for ourselves and our own tranformational potential in the heart
chakra.

Love and blessings

from Rosemary

The Tortuguero Monument 6 and the Mayan end date.

Here is a very interesting article.

The Tortuguero Monument 6 and the Mayan end date.

When I started my independent research on the Mayan calendar late in 1993 not a single inscription from the ancient Maya was actually known which would describe what would happen at its so-called end date. All that was known were the various descriptions of the beginning date of the Long Count, notably in the inscriptions in Palenque, which said that the First Father then “erected the World Tree”. Irrespective of this dearth of information, I started to develop my theory about the nine levels of evolution, the nine underworlds, and the various days and nights that generated their wave movements. I simply assumed that the significant Mayan pyramids had been built in nine steps because they were symbolic of nine levels of creation, each effected by seven days, or seven creation gods. I then found that with such a model an enormous amount of historical facts started to make sense if they were seen as results of cosmic energy shifts. This however could be seen to be true only if the nine levels all ended at the same time, similarly to how some of the Mayan pyramids had a straight back. It thus seemed obvious that the understanding of such energy shifts must have been the basis of the prophetic tradition of the Maya. This was of course not how traditional Mayanism saw it, which essentially treated the calendar and the various deities associated with it as superstitions. Yet, I came from a different scientific tradition, and was primarily interested in if the Mayan time cycles and deities were true reflections of reality. In the beginning of my scientific carreer in the seventies I had thus been mentored by a member of the Nobel committes in Stockholm and had then at least indirectly seen how science operates from what arguably is its highest level. This meant among other things zero tolerance for making up theories from “beliefs” without empirical facts to back them up and constant emphasis on experimental reality checks. At least professionally this has remained my mind set ever since and the fact that some people believe that Jesus was born on December 25 or that the Mayan calendar ends on December 21 does not constitute proof for me that this is actually the case.

The idea that there were as many as nine Underworlds was for a long time criticized by some who said that there was only one cycle of a longer duration in the Mayan calendar system, namely the 5,125 year Long Count. Yet, already then there were some indications that the Maya had recognized nine steps of evolution. It was for instance known that the Long Count was sometimes referred to as ruled by the Six-Sky-Lord, indicating that it was the sixth level, and that there were names for time periods beginning with that of the first of the nine levels, the hablatun. Based on these indications of nine levels I proposed my theory since it could be empirically substantiated from human history even though some thought that it was not orthodox enough. Somewhat later, in 1996, Mayanists however started to decipher Monument 6 in Tortuguero, only some 50 kilometers west of Palenque, which would further strengthen my model of nine levels of evolution. For the first time an inscription was found that seemed to refer to what would happen at the end date at least from the perspective of a Mayan king around AD 670.

The text segment describing the descent of
the Bolon Yookte from the Tortuguero monument 6.
Drawing by Sven Gronemeyer.

More broadly this inscription only gained attention in 2006 and its final text according to David Stuart, who is an expert on Mayan glyphs, reads essentially like this: Tzuhtz-(a)j-oom u(y)-uxlajuun pik (ta) Chan Ajaw ux(-te’) Uniiw. Uht-oom ? Y-em(al)?? Bolon Yookte’ K’uh ta?

or translated to English: “The Thirteenth ‘Bak’tun” will be finished (on) Four Ajaw, the Third of Uniiw (K’ank’in). ? will occur. (It will be) the descent(??) of the Nine Support? God(s) to the ?. ”

As is common with such ancient inscriptions they may be difficult to read partly because the glyphs are effaced (which is the case here) and partly because the meanings of the glyphs are not unambiguous. The critical part from our perspective is the deities (or deity) called Bolon Yookte, who at the end date would “descend.” To understand how to interpret this I think it is important to know two things about ancient Mayan deities. The first is that they were not as personalized as for instance Roman or Nordic deities, who were perceived to act more or less as individuals. A Mayan (or Aztec) deity instead typically symbolized a cosmic force associated with a time period and the mythologies of these peoples really describe fairly high level impersonal cosmic relationships. Hence, we know how the ancient day-signs were carried by daybearers, deities that were associated with particular days. Time periods, gods and day-signs were thus more or less interchangeable and it depended on the context how they would be expressed. The second thing to know is that these deities could easily split into several different deities and vice versa depending on whether the context called for the whole or its parts to be expressed. This is almost certainly the case with Bolon Yookte, which can be seen as a whole deity with nine parts or as nine parts constituting a whole. Bolon Yookte is at the same time a whole and its nine parts because Mayan cosmology is essentially holistic and looks upon everything in creation as connected.

John Major Jenkins in 2006 wrote an important and interesting article about the Bolon Yookte: Comments on the 2012 text on Tortuguero Monument 6 and Bolon Yookte Ku, http://edj.net/mc2012/bolon-yokte.html, where he summarizes epigraphic information about this deity called Bolon Yookte, which according to the abovementioned inscription will descend at the Mayan end date. Among other things he cites an article by Gillespie and Joyce that states that Bolon Yookte was called “the God of the Nine Steps” and also that this was a deity that was present already at the beginning of creation as can be seen from the famous Vase of the Seven Lords. He also cites Eberl and Prager, who said that the Bolon Yookte was associated with the underworld, wars and conflict. Really what this is telling us is that the structure of Nine Steps of evolution, Nine Underworlds, has existed from the very beginning of creation, what we in modern terminology would call the Big Bang. The Tortuguero Monument 6, and Jenkins study of their meaning, thus provides a perfect verification of the theory I proposed fifteen years ago. The Bolon Yookte are the Nine levels of evolution carried out by the nine underworlds. These nine Underworlds are then obviously also associated with the Seven Lords of Creation (the seven DAYS) as can be seen from the famous Mayan vase. Moreover, as we know from history, all of these Underworlds are associated with conflicts and wars, since shifts in cosmic energies generate shifting balances of power and as a result, warfare. To me, the relationships between these Mayan deities provide a model of evolution that has been verified by massive empirical evidence. Because of this connection to reality this is crucial information for humanity at the present time and not mere mythical relationships.

What this inscription means is that on the end date there is not just one cosmic power that will manifest, but Nine and that these were symbolized by a Nine-Step pyramid that was Bolon Yookte – The God of Nine Steps. It is also clear from Jenkins’ article that Bolon Yookte was associated with the World Tree, which especially my forthcoming book The Purposeful Universe will demonstrate as the source of all creation – not as a myth, but as a reality. In light of the Tortuguero monument I feel the model of Nine Underworlds and Thirteen Heavens can only be denied by someone, who completely ignores not only the actual Mayan inscriptions, but also the massive empirical evidence of how the Mayan calendar system is connected to reality. If instead this body of evidence is recognized it is however easy to see how in their mythology the Maya would interchange deities, time periods and cosmic energies in a way that can now help us make sense of evolution and how it has played out in biological and historical reality.

The Bolon Yookte, the Nine-step God with its Nine Underworlds, as this is symbolized by the Pyramid of the Jaguar in Tikal. The Nine Underworlds will all be completed, “the Bolon Yookte will descend”, at the same time and to symbolize this synchronistic event the pyramid has a straight back. Photograph by the author.

The verification from the Tortuguero monument that the ancient Maya looked upon the end of creation as the simultaneous descent of Nine different deities, or manifestation of nine cosmic forces, is however very timely as we are now on the eighth level of evolution and soon about to climb up one step to the ninth level, the Universal Underworld. It is not an exaggeration to say that for many people now their future will directly depend on knowing exactly how the energies of these nine levels will be playing out. Today it is thus crucial to know about this basic structure of evolution, Nine Underworlds and Thirteen Heavens, and the exact timing of activation of the different wave movements of creation. That nine deities will descend (nine cosmic forces manifest) simultaneously at the end date is thus no longer an unorthodox idea, but instead the only meaningful explanation that can be given to Tortuguero monument 6. What this means is also that the Bolon Yookte mentioned at the Tortuguero monument is not about a single event occurring only at a specific date. It is instead about nine different wave movements, each generated by the Seven Lords of Creation (the seven days in each Underworld) going back to the beginning of the universe (the Big Bang) when, as Jenkins also points out, Bolon Yookte was already present. Thus, any viable theory about the meaning of the Mayan calendar needs to be able to account for such long term evolutionary processes, spanning up to 16.4 billion years. As a consequence, serious researchers need to take their focus off from what might happen on a single day, the end date, since this can only be understood in a much larger context. From this perspective it is thus a problem that especially many American “experts on 2012”, along the lines of the upcoming Hollywood movie 2012, have committed themselves to some physical event that they associate with the singular December 21, 2012 date, such as a pole shift, a galactic alignment, a volcanic eruption, an asteroid impact, a solar flare or some other (usually not very well-founded) idea of what may happen on this particular day. Given the total unreasonableness of such ideas, especially in light of the Tortuguero monument, is it not time that they instead start considering an evolutionary model for the Mayan calendar that is consistent with this monument? “2012” has for too long been a playground for pseudo-science and the many unfounded “singular day” ideas blur the fact that the end scenario of the Mayan calendar is really about a socio-economic transformation resulting from processes influencing human consciousness. It is thus about the human beings themselves and how we co-create the birth of a new world and not about any geological or astronomical event that we only would be observers of anyway.

There is of course a reason that, as I pointed out before, no one advocating the October 28, 2011 end date has ever advocated or been lured into advocating that this date would be “the end of the world.” This is that this date emanates organically from an evolutionary process and is not associated with any real or purported physical or astronomical event. It is simply the day when the universe after nine major quantum steps, starting with the beginning of the universe, attains its highest energy state and there is no logical reason that this would mean the end of the world. It is just an evolutionary completion point when Bolon Yookte fully descends. When it comes to the many events that have been purported to be associated with the singular December 21, 2012 date on the other hand it is not surprising that they invite speculations about the end of the world. If you for instance propose that this end date is about a pole shift or a giant burst of gamma rays from the galactic center, why should people not believe that this could be the end of the world? To propose physical events is like asking for the mainstream media to create fear and hopelessness around the real transformation that is about to occur.

I thus believe it will be people at large that will suffer most from the neglect of the understanding we may gain from the ancient Maya, which as we have seen speaks about the fulfilment of a composite of nine evolutionary forces, the Bolon Yookte Ku, and not what happens on a single day. Because of all the confusing information focusing on December 21, 2012 that is already out there I feel however that people will start to align with the true end date of October 28, 2011, not because they realize that the energetic end date logically must be 13.13.13.13.13.13.13.13.13 13 Ajaw or that the 4 Ajaw end date was the result of politics much like the placing of the birth of Jesus at December 25 by the Christian Church. People are instead likely to come to accept the October 28, 2011 date in practice simply because they will not be able to deny the actual wave movement of energies that they themselves are experiencing, especially in the socio-economic realm. Yet, for those seeking to consciously co-create the birth of a new world a knowledge of how the cosmic energies lead up to the October 28, 2011 date will be instrumental, simply because without it no understanding of how the new world will be born, and how this is timed, will be possible. Hence, the activation of these energies, and their preparatory phases in the Galactic and Universal Underworlds will, as always, take place according to a very precise relative timing until the Bolon Yookte, the nine underworlds, will “descend”, manifest fully, and create the foundation for a millennium of peace – the end of the Shift of the Ages.

Seattle, August 19, 2009 (6 Ajaw)
Carl Johan Calleman

Riots in UK

This is a copy of an email my friend and Shamanka sister Rosemary sent me. Her eloquence and understanding are profound. I am deeply moved by her words. I am drumming…….

RE: UK Riots.

Human healing is predicated upon an acceptance of personal responsibility, in everyone. No-one is exempt from this transformational imperative. Greedy bankers aren’t exempt, complacent, expense fiddling politicians aren’t exempt, hasty fallible policemen aren’t exempt. Racists (whether black or white) are not exempt. Looting, destructive and now murdering rioters are not exempt. Male energy is in
crisis. This is the fundamental cause. We have been approaching this breaking point for thousands of years, through the swings of power from total male dominance to almost total male denigration within this society. Absent fathers who were neglected sons. Gangs offering the only warrior training in the form of violence and criminality. Boys having no mentoring by relatively mature male energy, the police and teachers compromised by a climate of fear that means disciplining wrong doers
incurs criticism even when done appropriately. The result being wrong doers play the system and are given a free hand. What we are seeing is wrong – jobs are being destroyed, property damaged, livelihoods ruined, innocent people hurt and KILLED.

It cannot be excused, but it can be witnessed fully and understood. The lessons of personal responsibility are difficult and need to be introduced stage by stage throughout life, but for the people engaged in this activity and for many others (even those from privileged backgrounds) the training is incomplete or completely
lacking.

I call upon the powers of the sacred masculine, in all its many cultural forms to manifest within this conflict and spread its energy. I call upon Archangel Michael, the Christ energy, Pachakuti, Papa Inti, The Grandfathers, Merlin, Arthur, Quetzelcoatl, Huascar, Buddha, all the old time shamans now part of spirit, I call upon them to make their energy felt and transfer to those who have been denied experience of it. Please drum the divine masculine into being, the benevolent, powerful, loving, protective, righteous masculine, please drum or pray or rattle or
sing for its emergence. This is the guidance I have had and would like to share, for those who resonate, please drum in whatever way feels right to you.

Yes, this crisis has to happen and come to a head in order to transform, I know it is part of the bigger picture, but also this all comes back to the hardest thing in healing, acceptance of personal responsibility in everyone.

With love and light

Rosemary xxx

Amazing words….however I would like to add that it seems as if there were many girls involved as well and I feel strongly that we need to call for the Divine Feminine too-to work hand in hand with the Masculine to re-balance and re-dress the inequalities within society and each and everyone of us.

Carlos Barrios-Mayan Elder and Aiq’ll speaks

Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq’ij (is a ceremonial priest and spiritual guide) of the Eagle Clan. Carlos initiated an investigation into the different Mayan calendars circulating. Carlos along with his brother Gerardo studied with many teachers and interviewed nearly 600 traditional Mayan elders to widen their scope of knowledge.

Carlos found out quickly there were several conflicting interpretations of Mayan hieroglyphs, petroglyphs, Sacred Books of ‘Chilam Balam’ and various ancient text. Carlos found some strong words for those who may have contributed to the confusion:

Carlos Barrios: “Anthropologists visit the temple sites and read the inscriptions and make up stories about the Maya, but they do not read the signs correctly. It’s just their imagination. Other people write about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that the world will end in December 2012. The Mayan elders are angry with this. The world will not end. It will be transformed.”

“We are no longer in the World of the Fourth Sun, but we are not yet in the World of the Fifth Sun. This is the time in-between, the time of transition. As we pass through transition there is a colossal, global convergence of environmental destruction, social chaos, war, and ongoing Earth Changes.”

He continues: “Humanity will continue, but in a different way. Material structures will change. From this we will have the opportunity to be more human. We are living in the most important era of the Mayan calendars and prophecies. All the prophecies of the world, all the traditions are converging now. There is no time for games. The spiritual ideal of this era is action.”

Carlos tells us: “The indigenous have the calendars and know how to accurately interpret it — not others. The Mayan Calendars comprehension of time, seasons, and cycles has proven itself to be vast and sophisticated. The Maya understand 17 different calendars such as the Tzolk’in or Cholq’ij, some of them charting time accurately over a span of more than ten million years.

“All was predicted by the mathematical cycles of the Mayan calendars. — It will change –everything will change. Mayan Day-keepers view the Dec. 21, 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth Sun. It will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator and the Earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy.”

At sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in 26,000 years the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. This cosmic cross is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life, a tree remembered in all the world’s spiritual traditions.

Some observers say this alignment with the heart of the galaxy in 2012 will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the Earth, cleansing it and all that dwells upon it, raising all to a higher level of vibration. Carlos reminds us: “This process has already begun. Change is accelerating now and it will continue to accelerate.

If the people of the Earth can get to this 2012 date in good shape without having destroyed too much of the Earth, we will rise to a new, higher level. But to get there we must transform enormously powerful forces that seek to block the way.”

The date specified in the calendar Winter Solstice in the year 2012 does not mark the end of the world. Many outside people writing about the Mayan calendar sensationalize this date, but they do not know. The ones who know are the indigenous elders who are entrusted with keeping the tradition.

Carlos tells us: “The economy now is a fiction. The first five-year stretch of transition from August 1987 to August 1992 was the beginning of the destruction of the material world. We have progressed ten years deeper into the transition phase by now, and many of the so-called sources of financial stability are in fact hollow. The banks are weak. This is a delicate moment for them. They could crash globally, if we don’t pay attention. Now, people are paying attention.”

The North and South Poles are both breaking up. The level of the water in the oceans is going to rise. But at the same time land in the ocean, especially near Cuba, is also going to rise. Carlos tells a story about the most recent Mayan New Year ceremonies in Guatemala. He said that one respected Mam elder, who lives all year in a solitary mountain cave, journeyed to Chichicastenango to speak with the people at the ceremony. The elder delivered a simple, direct message. He called for human beings to come together in support of life and light.

“Right now each person and group is going his or her own way. The elder of the mountains said there is hope if the people of the light can come together and unite in some way. We live in a world of polarity — day and night, man and woman, positive and negative. Light and darkness need each other. They are a balance.”
“Just now the dark side is very strong, and very clear about what they want. They have their vision and their priorities clearly held, and also their hierarchy. They are working in many ways so that we will be unable to connect with the spiral Fifth World in 2012.”

“On the light side everyone thinks they are the most important, that their own understandings, or their group’s understandings, are the key. There’s a diversity of cultures and opinions, so there is competition, diffusion, and no single focus.”

Carlos believes the dark side works to block unity through denial and materialism. It also works to destroy those who are working with the light to get the Earth to a higher level. They like the energy of the old, declining Fourth World, the materialism. They do not want it to change. They do not want unity. They want to stay at this level, and are afraid of the next level.

The dark power of the declining Fourth World cannot be destroyed or overpowered. It’s too strong and clear for that, and that is the wrong strategy. The dark can only be transformed when confronted with simplicity and open-heartedness. This is what leads to unity, a key concept for the World of the Fifth Sun.

Carlos said the emerging era of the Fifth Sun will call attention to a much-overlooked element. Whereas the four traditional elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water have dominated various epochs in the past, there will be a fifth element to reckon with in the time of the Fifth Sun — that element is ‘ETHER’.

The dictionary defines Ether as a “hypothetical substance supposed to occupy all space, postulated to account for the propagation of electromagnetic radiation through space.” Perhaps it could be defined as the “space between space”. I would suggest it could be manifest as the alignment of charged particles from our solar system (Sun), and our galaxy (Milky Way) surge. The Ether element represents spiritual energy.

“The element of the Fifth Sun is celestial. Within the context of Ether there can be a joining of the polarities. No more darkness or light in the people, but an uplifted unity. But right now the realm of darkness is not interested in this. They are organized to block it. They seek to unbalance the Earth and its environment so we will be unready for the alignment in 2012.”

“We need to work together for peace, and balance with the other side. We need to take care of the Earth that feeds and shelters us. We need to put our entire mind and heart into pursuing unity and unity now, to confront the other side and preserve life.”
“We are disturbed — we can’t play anymore. Our planet can be renewed or ravaged. Now is the time to awaken and take action. Everyone is needed. You are not here for no reason. Everyone who is here now has an important purpose. This is a hard but a special time. We have the opportunity for growth, but we must be ready for this moment in history.”

Carlos says: “The prophesied changes are going to happen, but our attitude and actions determine how harsh or mild they are. We need to act, to make changes, and to elect people to represent us who understand and who will take political action to respect the Earth.”

“Meditation and spiritual practice are good, but also action. It’s very important to be clear about who you are, and also about your relation to the Earth. Develop yourself according to your own tradition and the call of your heart. But remember to respect differences, and strive for unity. Eat wisely — a lot of food is corrupt in either subtle or gross ways. Pay attention to what you are taking into your body. Learn to preserve food, and to conserve energy. Learn some good breathing techniques, so you have mastery of your breath. Be clear. Follow a tradition with great roots. It is not important what tradition, your heart will tell you, but it must have great roots.”

“We live in a world of energy. An important task at this time is to learn to sense or see the energy of everyone and everything — people, plants, animals. This becomes increasingly important as we draw close to the World of the Fifth Sun, for it is associated with the element ‘ether’ — the realm where energy lives and weaves. Go to the sacred places of the Earth to pray for peace, and have respect for the Earth which gives us our food, clothing, and shelter. We need to reactivate the energy of these sacred places. That is our work.”

“One simple but effective prayer technique is to light white or baby-blue colored candles. Think of a moment in peace. Speak your intention to the flame and send the light of it on to the leaders who have the power to make war or peace.”
Carlos reminds us this is a crucially important moment for humanity and for Earth. Each person is important.

He said the elders have opened the doors so that other races can come to the Mayan world to receive the tradition. “The Maya have long appreciated and respected that there are other colors, other races, and other spiritual systems. They know that the destiny of the Mayan world is related to the destiny of the whole world.”

“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.”

Day out of Time-with Masaru Emoto

Message from Dr Masaru Emoto ~
http://www.youtube.com/wat?ch?v=L8BwzaVXIFQ (video message)

Dr. Emoto will hold the water ceremony to offer love and gratitude to water in Fukushima, Japan and all around the world to pray for peace on our planet. The ceremony will start at sunrise on July 25th, Japan Time.

The ceremony will begin at 4:00AM and end at 6:00AM, Japan Time.

You can see the ceremony in Ustream right after the ceremony is finished in Japan at http://www.ustream.tv/chan?nel/world-peace-prayer-cer?emony-in-fukushima

There will be Japanese TAIKO drum performance and beautiful music played by Morgan Fisher as well as Agnihotra fire ceremony to heal the radioactive contaminated air before we do the water ceremony.

We would like as many as people join us spiritually and offer prayers about the same time to make the collective consciousness more powerful to bring peace on earth.

We thank you and love you very much!

Message From Masaru Emoto ~

Dear All of My Precious Friends Around the World,

It has passed over 100 days since the unprecedented disaster occurred in our country, Japan. Before I make an announcement of upcoming prayer event, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to you all who have supported us greatly in both visible and invisible way.

Right after the earthquake and tsunami, many people sent us letters of condolences and encouragement. Some people invited us to offer their place for us to evacuate from Japan. Amazing number of people sent us monetary donation to support our charity work sending water to disaster area. Countless people, probably hundreds of thousands of people joined in our prayer held every 11th of the month. And the number of people who are putting their precious money in a donation box in their local area might be over a billion. The number of people who are spending their precious time to send their prayer for the recovery of Japan is unknown.

We are talking about your precious contribution. Please know that none of them are overlooked or taken lightly. It is true that we have lost so many things that we took for granted for a long time. However, I think what we learned and received from you all, the fellow citizens of this planet earth is much greater than what we lost.

We were able to stand up again because of all the heartfelt support you offered. Thank you very much. Now, I would like to ask your kind participation and contribution for our upcoming event which will be held on July 25th.

Many research results provided by my colleagues in the field as well as our own research showed us how powerfully our prayer could affect the physical world we live in. I believe that people’s collective prayer towards our positive and peaceful future is needed at this time more than ever.

July 25 is the New Year’s Eve according to Mayan calendar. Your participation in this prayer either on the site, via Internet telecast, or just remotely has such a significant power. We are working towards gathering precious prayers sent by one million hearts. When our hearts are put together in one, there will be nothing that we cannot overcome.

Thank you all my friends, and I love you.

Love & Gratitude,

Masaru Emoto

Let’s do our best, FUKUSHIMA!

“World Peace Prayer” Water Ceremony July 25 2011

This year, on July 25th, Dr. Emoto will hold the water ceremony to offer Love and Gratitude to water in Fukushima, Japan since it received a severe blow from the nuclear accident. He will pray for the peace on the planet Earth with people around the world, collecting people’s powerful consciousness.

We would like you to please announce this event, and participate in this meaningful prayer ceremony at your own place. Please pass around this information to your friends. Prayer and positive energy sent by as many people as possible will be able to surpass negative energy. We would like to ask you please join us through internet and offer your sincere prayers with us. If you are able to come to Japan and join us, you are most welcome to be with us.

We would be most grateful if you can also please send us your support kind donation for this event organized by the Nonprofit Organization EMOTO PEACE PROJECT, we thank you with all our heart. Please know that even a small amount of donation would be truly helpful for us to implement this event for the peace on earth. We thank you very much in advance.

We hope one million people will be putting their hearts together simultaneously. Here is the link to the view our ceremony in Japan 2 hours after the prayer. We look forward to doing this significant water ceremony with you all around the world on July 25th!!!
http://www.ustream.tv/chan?nel/world-peace-prayer-cer?emony-in-fukushima

The detail of the ceremony is as below:

Date: July 25th, 2011 Time: 4:00AM – 6:00AM (Japan Time)
USA… California PST 12:00 noon July 24th
USA…New York EST 15:00 July 24th
London … 20:00 July 24th
Paris … 21:00 July 24th
Moscow … 23:00 July 24th
Bangkok … 2:00 July 25th
Beijing, Singapore, Taipei … 3:00 July 25th
Seoul … 4:00 July 25th
Sidney … 5:00 July 25th

The place: Iwaki City, Fukushima, Japan Iwaki Misaki Park http://www.iwakicity-park.?or.jp/misaki/

Event includes:
? Agnithotra fire ceremony conducted by Mr. Reiner. This ceremony has been offered for over 20 years in order to reduce the effect of radiation at Chernobyl
? Accessing free energy of the universe
? Silent Prayer for; disaster victim’s peace in heaven Dr. Jose Arguelles’ peace in heaven Dr. Jose Arguelles is the person who taught me about Mayan calendar. It is truly regrettable that he passed away on March 23rd this year. We would like to offer our prayer for his peace in heaven.
? Opening remarks by Dr. Masaru Emoto, Chairman of Emoto Peace Project, nonprofit organization
? Ceremony of Offering Love and Gratitude to Water lead by Dr. Masaru Emoto ? Chant “The Grand Invocation” with everyone. We will chant it three times.
? Introducing messages of encouragement from people around the world to Fukushima residents
? Japanese Taiko Drum Performance by Kei Nishino
(http://www.youtube.com/wat?ch?v=17vnL4pwvXk)
? Dance and folk song performance by local people
? Song of Joy by all participants

With love and gratitude,
Michiko Hayashi
Secretariat
EMOTO PEACE PROJECT

EMOTO PEACE PROJECT NPO NS Bldg. 2F 2-6-11 Higashi Nihonbashi
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0004, Japan Tel: +81-3-3863-0216 Fax: +81-3-3866-5353 E-mail: hayashi@hado.com Website: http://www.masaru-emoto.ne?t/
http://www.geocities.jp/em?otoproject/
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Earlier message 6/19/11
The World Peace Prayer will be held in Fukushima on July 25. Many of you might know that Mayan calendar has 13 months in a year. 28 days makes one month, so 365 divided by 28 days equal 13 months plus 1 day.

This last day is designated as New Year’s Eve, and is called the Day Out of Time. On this special day, people in olden time woke up with sun rise, offered their gratitude to nature, prayed for good harvest, and prayed for the well being of their family and tribal people. Mayan New Year starts on July 26 in our modern day calendar. Therefore, New Year’s Eve which is July 25 was the day for prayer and celebration.

I resonated with this story on the DNA level, and designated July 25 as the Day of Offering Love and Gratitude to Water. This was 12 years ago, and we have been organizing events on this day at different locations around the world ever since then.

The first ceremony was held by the Lake Biwa in Japan. We visited the holy water site of Caxambu, Brazil last year. Also ceremonies were held every year in various places around the world such as three places by Rhine River, Sea of Galilee in Israel, Orense in Spain, Lake Baikal in Russia, Ashland and Mt. Shasta in the U.S.A., Seven Lakes in Bulgaria, and Cancun in Mexico.

This ceremony became well known outside of Japan better than at home. Several thousand people gathered in Caxambu last year, and lately, we have been receiving requests to hold an event from organizers around the world. This year, few offers came from people in Germany and the U.S.A., but we were hoping to plan something in Japan, especially somewhere in the afflicted area in connection to the March 11 disaster.

We were able to find a supporter in local area just a week ago or so, and decided the location as well. We will be having a ceremony at Misaki Park in Iwaki city, Fukushima prefecture.

http://www.iwakicity-park.?or.jp/misaki/ We will visit there to see the area on June 22. At the moment, we are planning to start the ceremony around 4:30 am, but the detail may change. So, please wait to hear the exact plan when we post the time schedule on this blog around June 25 http://emotopeaceproject.b?logspot.com/

We are also planning to have a worldwide live webcast on internet. Probably over one million people from around the world will be joining us via webcast.

I strongly believe that it is very important that all of us in the world will put our hearts together to pray for the peaceful solution of Fukushima nuclear accident, recent Nebraska nuclear accident, and all other natural disasters.

Thanks for your attention.
With love and gratitude,

Masaru Emoto