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Just, Love

June 22, 2022

The House of Light can help you discover the best version of yourself. The following is a journal entry from one of our soul family members here at the House of Light. We hope you enjoy.


Just, Love by Jeremiah Enloe

 

So I’ve come to the realization of these two things:

One being this quote: “The greatest gift that you can give is by becoming the best version of yourself.”

The second: "Lose yourself in Love."

These two things go hand in hand and form a beautiful bond that if tied into your soul creates a strand of three that is not easily broken. Ram Dass went and spent time sitting with one particular Guru and one day asked him, “Guru... how did Jesus meditate.” The guru looked at him with one tear going down his cheek and said, “He lost himself in LOVE.” Jesus lost himself in Love. That is how he meditates with the divine within and it is how we must learn to meditate and live our lives. We must fall in love with the idea of losing ourselves so that we will find ourselves in order to give ourselves away. We wake up and we die to ourselves daily, we crucify our ego daily in order that we might set off on a glorious romantic path within in order to find and become the best version of ourselves in that day... just to freely and lovingly give it all away. That is how we lose ourselves in love. That is how we live in this life and we must become accustomed to it, because it is the only way we can and will live in the next. This would look much more beautiful as a collective whole if we understood that we are consciousness. We are the conscious being experiencing itself in and through all things for it is in all things. That looks like this: We are becoming nobody and by becoming nobody we might become everything in order to give everything away. We have to look at one another with wonder if we truly want to experience heaven on earth. We have to look at each other with eyes of the beholder; with understanding that no matter how flawed an individual looks, their soul is identical to yours. We must fall in love with the soul and see its interconnectedness moving like a web across our planet, across the universe connecting mind, spirit and soul over our bodies. As our consciousness expands, so will space. This is why space is infinite. There is no end just as there is no end to the expansion of our consciousness. Our consciousness is infinite just as we are infinite. We must disconnect from our finite earth suits in order to experience the infinite within. That is the path that most are not willing to travel and take. The path within. The path within, especially taken with psychedelics will lead you on a journey of living without so that you may fall in love with yourself all over again. It strips your ego and reveals your true being. That you are divine and more than that, so is everyone else. Learn to disconnect from the ego. Take the seat of the witness and fall in love with life. Fall in love with lives. Take in this whole experience and let it transform you into the best version of yourself. And then... give it away... over and over and over again. Astronauts go into outer space, Psychonauts go into inner space. Astronauts are just exploring the physical of our consciousness manifest. Psychonauts are experiencing the spiritual side of our consciousness; The Divine. So, suit up... and let’s dive into the pure existential ecstasy of Love.

The Spirit of LIGHT
The Spirit of LIGHT

Gate 15 - Love of Humanity

June 19, 2022

Sunday, June 19th the Sun will move into Gate 15, EXTREMES or LOVE OF HUMANITY. In the I-Ching, this hexagram is called MODESTY.
How can one show love and compassion for humanity without losing oneself altogether?
When I was in college the nursing program I was enrolled in required that we work with differently-abled individuals helping them to maintain muscle mass. Most of them were in wheelchairs. It was a little bit like a physical education class, but with machines that we'd place our patients in. These machines would move their limbs and exercise their atrophied muscles. My patient, my partner, for several months was a woman with MS (multiple sclerosis). I will call her Barbara but that wasn't her name.
Barbara had been coming to this class at my college for many semesters. She had many partners before me. She might have been small and frail but she was, well, not very kind. She was angry and verbally abusive to the students trying to help her but I understood why. At least what I believed to be why. She was coming to the end of her disease process and fighting like hell to keep going. She would try and push herself beyond what her body could handle and it was my responsibility to make sure that didn't happen.
Every day with her was a battle, and even though she quite frankly scared the hell out of me, I managed to stand my ground with her. I am sure she wondered why I didn't ask for reassignment. I don't know why I didn't either. I have a feeling some of those students that came before had. For a while, it was pretty miserable for both of us.
As time passed she started to open up to me and me to her. She told me about her husband and children and her former career. I told her about my hopes and dreams for the future. She gave me advice and I listened to her. In retrospect, I believe this made her feel valued and seen. Sometimes as caregivers we no longer see the person. We only see the ailment, disease, or problem. Something began to soften in her, and in me, and I felt as if a cloud had lifted. Nonetheless, I was very surprised, when on our last day together, she hugged my neck and cried. I cried too. That was the last thing I expected. Somehow we'd become friends. I will never forget her.
I really didn't set out to come away with any deep spiritual lesson nor develop a friendship. I was just a 19-year-old college student trying to meet the requirements of my program. Yet Barbara was one of many wonderful teachers I have been honored to learn from over the years. Barbara taught me that love can be kind and compassionate, and when needed, tough and resolute. She taught me that everyone has something to give and when that is validated and valued, they bloom. We truly are here to love and serve one another. I am still learning about the many facets and depths of what love is. I think I always will be.
As this energy flows to us all, allow love to flow to you and through you. It's a Force all of its own and you will be surprised what it can do.
Richard Rudd's thoughts on Gene Key 15
Shadow-Dullness
Gift – Magnetism
Siddhi– Florescence
“The ultimate modesty is to allow another to believe we’re weak or flawed, just as a means of loving them. This is a deeper meaning of the word Florescence. It means to use any and all behavior to create illumination.” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways
Blessings!
April
Each year the sun moves counterclockwise around the gates of the mandala (like the sun moves through the astrological signs), spending approximately 6 days in each gate.
As the sun (or any other celestial body) moves through a gate it **“activates”**the energy of that gate. This means that the energy is released to “flow” to us. The sun is considered the most dominant and important transit to be aware of.)
**Human Design is a synthesis of ancient and modern sciences; proven to be a valuable tool for human understanding. Human Design is a cutting-edge personality assessment tool that shows you your unique decision-making strategy, your special gifts, and talents, where you carry your pain and potential for healing and wisdom.
You can get your free chart here https://www. geneticmatrix.com/free- foundation-chart/
April Novoa is a certified Human Design Specialist. To get started living your design book an appointment with April by visiting humandesignsimplified .weebly.com , calling 404-808-690, or emailing her at aviva.novoa@gmail.com
April will need 3 days to complete your report. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your appointment. Appointments are conducted on Zoom or at the House of Light on Fridays. When you book your appointment a zoom link will be sent to you.
#humandesign #knowthyself # humandesignreading # solartransit

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The Spirit of LIGHT

Gate 12 - Romantic

June 14, 2022

Monday, June 13th the Sun will move into Gate 12, CAUTION or ROMANTIC. In the I-Ching this hexagram is called STANDSTILL.
“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” Osho
This Gate is part of the Channel of Openness, The Design of the Social Being. If you have the Gate 12 defined in your chart, you can be exceptionally articulate. However, the timing and mood need to be correct. This gate has an inner knowing of what to say and how to say it to bring great impact upon individuals and on the world! If the mood or timing is not correct this gate, in its low expression, might miss the mark and this can be a bit traumatizing. As a result you might freeze or come to a "standstill".
This gate is very creative and has an expressive energy that wants to uplift others and transform our social norms and the ways we interact with each other. When the timing is correct and when what you are sharing comes from a very pure motivation this is world changing energy!
This week as this energy flows to all of us you might be motivated to express yourself in powerful and creative ways. Before you do, check in with yourself, using your strategy and authority, and make sure that the timing is correct. If not, wait.
Richard Rudd's take on Gene Key 12
Shadow- Vanity
Gift– Discrimination
Siddhi– Purity
“With the 12th Siddhi, we can be locked up in prison, they can do anything to us, but they can never stop our love. When we get in touch and in tune with our heart, then all of our relationships and dilemmas are resolved.” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways
Blessing!
April Novoa
Each year the sun moves counterclockwise around the gates of the mandala (like the sun moves through the astrological signs), spending approximately 6 days in each gate.As the sun (or any other celestial body) moves through a gate it **“activates”**the energy of that gate. This means that the energy is released to “flow” to us. The sun is considered the most dominant and important transit to be aware of.)**Human Design is a synthesis of ancient and modern sciences; proven to be a valuable tool for human understanding. Human Design is a cutting-edge personality assessment tool that shows you your unique decision making strategy, your special gifts and talents, where you carry your pain and potential for healing and wisdom.You can get your free chart here https://www.geneticmatrix.com/ free-foundation-chart/
April Novoa is a certified Human Design Specialist. To get started living your design book an appointment with April by visiting humandesignsimplified.weebly. com , calling 404-808-690 or emailing her at aviva.novoa@gmail.comApril will need 3 days to complete your report. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your appointment. Appointments are conducted on Zoom or at the House of Light on Thursdays. When you book your appointment a zoom link will be sent to you.
#humandesign #knowthyself #humandesignreading #solartransit

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The Spirit of LIGHT

Digital Detox and Fasting the Mind

June 7, 2022

Digital Detox and Fasting the Mind
by April Novoa

aprilnovoa.substack.com


I have not been doing a lot of writing the last couple of weeks. I am at a point where my ‘circuits’ are a bit fried. What I have been doing is a lot of research and while I am grateful for all the ‘aha’ moments I am feeling a bit spent from the consumption of information from the digital world. If my brain were a muscle I think I might have overtrained. I am forgetting things, having trouble focusing, and feeling a little out of it and melancholy. 

I heard one person I follow state that our digital exposure is fragmenting our attention spans, slowly destroying our creativity and mental health, and negatively impacting our relationships with our significant others, our children, and even our pets. We are getting less accomplished and with way less focus and attention.

A good friend that used to consume books with great pleasure laments that she has trouble focusing enough to read like she used to. A woman walking her dog, staring at her cell phone, is having a difficult time navigating the sidewalk. Yikes! A couple on a date, having dinner, don’t speak to one another both completely immersed in their smartphones. They barely look up to hear the server recite the specials. A baby competes for her mother's attention as mom texts. Two teenagers sit side by side texting one another when they could, well, you know, actually talk. Social media and the ‘media’ are keeping us at each other’s throats and telling us how we should think and feel. We are entertained by stories about people living their lives while we may not be living ours to the fullest.

What’s happening?

Something is wrong with this picture.

Our mental health is significantly declining and I can’t help but think that perhaps that has something to do with the steady increase in the intake of digital information. The pandemic and ensuing lockdowns contributed to this increase.

So, what to do?

Human beings, despite our efforts to separate ourselves, are intrinsically part of and one with nature. In cutting ourselves off from the earth and the stillness of being fully present we are inadvertently injuring ourselves. In doing so we are creating what is being called ‘mind pathogens’ in certain spiritual communities. I think that is probably fairly accurate. Unfortunately, as human beings, our chemistry can be used against us. Is it being done on purpose? Perhaps it is? Who knows. None of that matters. What does matter is that we as a species begin to address it.

None of this should be looked at as a moral issue, it’s a chemical and biological one. Nature is amoral (not immoral). And our bodies are part of nature.

I have addictive characteristics. I am the first to admit that. Anyone else? I am addicted to dopamine. Love me some good dopamine! All humans do. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter associated with the brain’s pleasure and reward system and our digital addictions cause our brain’s to feed us dopamine. Here is an article on what is happening to our brains in response to excess digital exposure (he is specifically talking about gaming but it applies to all digital exposure). Click here. Dopamine feels good but leaves one craving more and more. As it turns out dopamine likes dopamine too!

I am under no illusion that reducing digital exposure will not be uncomfortable but I think it’s worth consideration. I think a lot is riding on us becoming more aware of this and taking some action to curb our consumption.

Eastern philosophers, way before the advent of digital technologies, practiced something known as 'fasting the mind’. They would take 2 weeks to 6 months to check out of society, hang out in nature, and would return with clarity, creativity, a renewed sense of purpose, better health, and vitality. Now, I know that is impractical for most of us entrenched in the system, just trying to make ends meet, but I think it’s possible to take some small steps in the form of a digital detox.

What is that going to look like you ask? Well, for me I am going to put up some guard rails and employ some consistency in reconnecting with nature and myself. This means committing to at least 2 digital-free days or more, meditating regularly, getting outside, exercising my body, and examining what I might be putting into my body that is contributing to any anxious or depressive feelings that may fuel my dopamine, and digital, addiction.

In putting the breaks on a bit, in regards to what my mind is consuming, I am not condemning my behavior but better loving myself and others. So, I will be around, not as much, and I hope that what I bring you, as a result, is more inspired, deeper, and richer than before.

Blessings to you!

The Spirit of LIGHT
The Spirit of LIGHT

Conditioning

June 7, 2022

Conditioning
by April Novoa



“Show me your Original Face, the Face you had before your parents were born.” Zen Koan
Who are you? 

Most of us don’t know how to answer that. We might try to answer that question by describing the various roles we play in the world. Or perhaps we answer that question with a physical description of our bodies. Neither adequately answer the question. You are none of those things. 

And why do you do what you do? 

Why do you believe as you believe? 

These are powerful questions to begin to ask ourselves. 

When I was first learning to meditate there was a man I used to listen to that would say that if one was born in Borneo cannibalism would not at all be odd and there would be a high likelihood that one would be a cannibal. Nothing would be thought of it because that is the conditioning or socialization of that particular society. Or it was at the time. I haven’t checked lately. Nonetheless, his statement, as shocking as it was, did provoke some deep questioning for me. 

The idea of such a thing in western culture is abhorrent, to say the least. Yet, we are also highly subject to conditioning whether we want to admit that or not. The west is not as superior in terms of human development as we think it is. In some ways, I think it would be safe to say that in our modern world we may have taken a few steps backward rather than evolved. The deep feelings of dissatisfaction that the western world experiences are a prime indication that we have strayed far from our nature and nature herself. 

Morality, ethics, and trends are largely defined by whatever culture we find ourselves in and they shift. They are not built on solid ground. They are always moving. In one culture you will find a behavior or attitude acceptable and in another, it could be quite the opposite. This is also applicable to different stages in human development. When we were archaic or more tribal many things that we do today would be seen as strange or unacceptable. And in this post-modern environment we now find ourselves in, many acceptable things just 25 or 50 years ago, are now unacceptable. There is no solidity in human ideas of what is or is not correct yet we build civilizations on such ideas. And there will be no end to people attempting to define correctness for society using fundamentalism in various flavors to do so. Despite all that effort, there are no sure answers to be found outside of our being. It is my belief, and eastern spirituality has supported this idea for thousands of years, that our truth can only be found within us. 

By and large, we do not think for ourselves. Most of us adhere, closely, to whatever is prescribed and our thoughts are a collection of conditioned perspectives and beliefs. Thought is largely influenced, from the time we are infants, by whatever and whomever we are around and frames and colors our ideas about literally everything. We either become reactive to our conditioning or responsive to it. We either rebel (react), which in and of itself, is a sort of cooperation. In rebelling there is an implied admission that it, our conditioning, does indeed have a certain power over us in our resistance to it. Or, we respond in kind and conform to our conditioning. Most conform to their conditioning and do so quite unconsciously. 

In Human Design we do not look at the mind as an Authority. It is not to be used to accurately indicate what is or is not correct in decision-making. The mind is deeply subject to conditioning or socialization and is merely a tool to be used as a processor of sorts. I like to say that it is fabulous for making toast and tying shoes but not much else. When the mind leads it tends to lead in circles and dead ends. Wisdom or Inner knowing is embodied and is accessed differently by different people. 

The idea in Human Design and its later transmission, The Gene Keys, is to come to a state of individuation yet from a space of undifferentiated consciousness. This is where deconditioning and eventual peace and harmony are found. Returning to one’s original nature, or ‘face’ is a challenging process, but worth the effort. It requires becoming attuned to the language of the body, contemplation, radical responsibility, and self-acceptance. It involves peeling off layers and layers of false expectations, and flawed perceptions and having an open heart towards ourselves and others in the process. 

Much of the wisdom in both systems is very much in alignment with the teachings of Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching, and the I Ching, an ancient Chinese divination text. In addition, Astrology, Kabbalah, the Chakra system, and Quantum physics are intertwined into these systems. 

So, are you curious about your original face? I can’t show it to you but I can tell you where to look. 

Blessings!

April


The Spirit of LIGHT
The Spirit of LIGHT

Your Organic Nature

June 7, 2022

Your Organic Nature

By April Novoa

From Observations on the Way aprilnovoa.substack.com

It’s wrong to say I teach anything new. I do not. There isn’t anything new and I don’t even teach. I guide and if I do that skillfully I only help one to remember. I help them to remember, as I am remembering, that they are fundamentally an emanation of Source consciousness or awareness, and one with all Nature. They are awareness localized in the form of a Human Being. 

The word “Li” 是吗 in Chinese means organic nature or organic patterning. When one comes into alignment with their organic nature they become what might be termed in the Western world ‘the best version of who they are’. But it’s much deeper than that. I like to say they return to factory settings. They become authentic to the Oneness they are as opposed to being imprisoned by the ego-mind of smallness and the illusion of separation. In Human Design we call this ego-mind the ‘not-self’. It’s a false self-created from conditioning. A counterfeit, if you will. 

Advertising, media, social media, culture, religion, big business, and familial conditioning put a good deal of emphasis on ‘fixing’ what is broken about us. It asserts from the very beginning that we are not quite right and if we do this, buy that, go here, have the right lover or find the right friend, listen to this guru or that politician we will finally right ourselves, be happy and be acceptable. This only serves to make us more broken, lost, and ill.

It’s quite heretical, but I am going to insist that there wasn’t anything wrong with you from the start and that all the answers you seek are found within you in the simple and natural awareness of NOW. This journey isn’t so much about learning as it is about returning or remembering simple awareness that is the real you. You are it! You do not need to chase likes, get followers, or approval. If you have no attachment to your identity or your story none of that holds water anymore. You become more and more impenetrable and very much like water moving skillfully and fluidly around life obstacles.

I am ordinary. I am not special, yet one with all there is, as are you. Fundamentally there is no me and there is no you. We are one. The idea of identity is limited and erroneous and our attachment to it causes great suffering. We play roles here. We get the opportunity to play in this field and enjoy the ‘movie’ but reality, as we know it, is only a story our minds have created. And it can be wildly different from someone else’s idea of reality!

When we operate from the idea of separation, we cannot love the world. We cannot be of full service to it. We can only love our perspective of it. As perspective shifts, as it naturally does, our love also grows cold if we have developed an attachment to our ideas and our identity. The idea of ‘self’ also creates the idea of mine and yours. The idea of ‘self’ creates the fear of you taking mine or hurting me or mine. Humans erroneously believe that security is found in the idea of separation but the idea of separation only fuels our lack of security. We chase our tails trying to ‘protect’ our opinions and ideas when there is nothing to protect and grow more and more unhappy in the process. The more we attain the more empty we feel.

Tao Te Ching 13

Success can be as dangerous as failure.

We are often our own worst enemy.

What does it mean that success can be as dangerous as failure?

He who is superior is also someone’s subordinate.

To seek favour is degrading;

alarming when it is gotten,

alarming when it is lost.

What does it mean that we are often our own worst enemy?

The reason we have a lot of trouble

is that we have a sense of being a separate ‘self’.

If we have no such notion,

what trouble would we have?

Man’s true self is eternal,

yet he thinks “I am this body and will soon die”.

If we have no body, what calamities can we have?

One who sees himself as everything

is fit to be guardian of the world.

One who loves himself as everyone

is fit to be entrusted with the world.
There is nothing wrong with us. We do not need to be fixed. We only need to remember.

Blessings!

 

(Very much inspired by the Tao Te Ching, Richard Rudd, and the work of Jason Gregory among many others!)


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The Spirit of LIGHT

The Backwards Law

June 7, 2022

The Backwards Law

by 

April Novoa

Does it ever seem that the more we pursue a thing the further it moves away from us? 

In our culture willpower is praised. Individuals that seem to work hard and long are supposed examples to us. We are pushed, prodded, and coerced into action at every turn. We are reminded, continually, of all that we lack, and that makes us strive harder! We are conditioned to believe if we have more money, more recognition, more stuff, the right this, or the right that life will magically be better. In our pursuit of happiness, we just seem to find more unhappiness. We push away negative emotions and negative experiences and by doing so they seem to multiply and amplify! 

What’s going on?

I moved a lot as a kid. I lived in Wyoming between the ages of 7-14. I very much wanted to learn how to swim. It’s too cold, most of the year, for people to have pools there, so most people don’t. One summer my mom enrolled me in the YMCA’s summer program. Every morning she would drop me off there, go to work, and then pick me up in the evening. They had a game room there with things like ping pong tables, air hockey, and video games that were not as advanced as the one's today, like Pong and Space-war. They also had an enormous indoor pool and multiple saunas. We had little supervision and could run around and do whatever we wanted. There were no hovering adults to ensure our safety or to entertain us. Things were very different back then. We were left to our own devices and expected to entertain ourselves. So I believed that I'd probably drown if I went into the deep end of the pool. There was a lifeguard but he’d probably not see me in the swarm of children in the pool. I imagined them pulling my soaked, dead corpse out of the pool. (I had a vivid imagination as a kid. Ok, still do.) There I’d be lying with all my friends gathered around my lifeless body. I think I even went through the details of my funeral and what might be said. “April liked guinea pigs, dogs, roller skates, and ditto jeans with Shaun Cassidy’s face on them…. etc.” It was all very dramatic. I’d surely be missed.

So I stayed in the shallow end and watched all of my friends gleefully dive off diving boards into the deeper parts of the pool. I was envious. I had fun that summer but I was a little discouraged and embarrassed that I didn’t know how to swim. For god’s sake, 3-year-olds were trying to play with me in the baby pool. I was mortified. Sometimes one of my friends would ask me why I wouldn’t join them at the deep end. That was a bit awkward but I was able to come up with all sorts of reasons and stories. I was a little relieved when summer came to an end because I’d no longer felt pressured to explain myself.

When I turned 14 we moved back to California. I was excited to learn that we were going to live only a mile from the beach. I had missed the ocean. But then it occurred to me that the ocean had a lot of water in it! I was filled with dread! I imagined lifeguards dragging my lifeless body out of the ocean. ‘Oh no!’ I thought.

The apartment building we moved into, like many apartment buildings in California, had a pool. Only a few weeks of school were left and soon it was summer. With nothing to do, and wanting a break from family, I’d go down to the pool alone. The deepest part of the pool was only 5 feet and that also happened to be my exact height at the time. I decided I would try and teach myself to swim. Now, in California, in June, it’s still pretty cold, so no one else in our building was using the pool at that time. Having lived in a colder climate, what might have been freezing to the locals, was warm to me.

Day after day I would strive and struggle to learn to swim only to fail and miserably sink to the bottom of the pool. I was trying hard but nothing was working. I tried to imitate all the ‘moves’ I’d seen others do. Breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly….you name it. I’d studied them and paid close attention. Still, I just kept sinking like a lead balloon.

One day, as usual, towel in hand I went down to the pool. I noticed an old man in the pool. He was a large man, with a protruding belly and a balding head and he was floating on his back. Just there in the middle of the pool, he floated, completely relaxed. I put my towel down and reclined back onto a long chair and watched him. Soon he gently began to move his arms in backstroke and gracefully and slowly kicked his legs. He used very little effort and seemed to glide gracefully over the water. It was magical! He soon met the end of the pool, stood up, smiled at me, and got out of the pool. He picked up his towel and walked away. I was a little perturbed and I thought to myself how easy he made that look. And then it occurred to me. It was easy because he was. He wasn’t working at it.

“Easy is right. Begin right and you are easy. Continue easy and you are right. The right way to go easy is to forget the right way, and forget that the going is easy.”

— Zhuangzi

I learned to swim that summer and by the following year, I could body surf!

Tension is heavy. Whenever we strive and struggle with something our souls become heavy. Life becomes heavy and painful. The harder we try and struggle the less attainable what we desire becomes. It’s a law. It’s what is known as the backward law or the law of reversed effort. If we instead embrace what is undesirable we somehow attain what is desired. Weird huh?!

Trying to be happy makes us unhappy. Accepting unhappiness makes us happy.

The more we try to control the more powerless we become.

Trying to make ourselves feel safe generates more fear. Becoming comfortable with being uncertain is what allows us to feel secure.

The more we work to become confident, the more insecurity and anxiety we experience. The more we accept our flaws, the more comfortable we will feel with ourselves.

The more we demand love, respect, or trust the less we experience love, respect, or trust. The more we love, respect, and trust ourselves the more we receive from others.

The more we resist change the more change we experience. The more we embrace change the more we evolve and are not disturbed by the ebb and flow of life!

I could go on, but I think you get the point.

Now just go out there and FLOAT!

Love you with everlasting love.

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had.” Alan Watts

The Spirit of LIGHT
The Spirit of LIGHT

Me and My Shadow

June 7, 2022

My husband worked for a large aircraft manufacturer many years ago. The defense cuts in the early ’90s impacted our community in Southern California in a very devasting way. Thousands and thousands of people lost their jobs and then their homes. The Naval base in our area closed down which further impacted local businesses. We had also just experienced the Los Angeles Riots the year prior. We didn’t have a home to lose but we did have rent to pay, for our apartment, and that was a struggle. We had a baby to take of, our first, our oldest son. I had lost a child just before becoming pregnant with him and endured a difficult pregnancy and delivery. This made me extremely determined to stay home with him and care for him. Unfortunately, my husband’s time eventually came too and he received his walking papers and was let go from his job. We were living in very difficult circumstances yet I was so grateful to be a mother at last and I was so in love with my little one. 

Despite all my husband’s efforts, he was unable to find employment in our area. The job market was understandably saturated with thousands upon thousands of applicants and very few available jobs. I was able to return to my job at the hospital but the only thing they could offer me was the weekend graveyard shift so I took it. I had to come up with another alternative for additional income so I decided to become licensed to open a daycare out of my home. It was ideal because I could be home with my son and only have to leave him at night on the weekends. It was important to me that I be a constant in his young life. 

I put an ad in what we called The Pennysaver. It was a cheap little publication that was affordable for small businesses just starting like my own. Within a week I had a few children to care for. I was exhausted from working 7 days a week but somehow we were making it and I was grateful. Even then, over 30 years ago, Southern California was an extremely expensive place to live!

One of the children I kept was named Louis. Louis was a cute little boy with blond hair and blue eyes. His mother worked at our local hospital and his father stayed at home and was ill with MS (Multiple Sclerosis). After keeping Louis for a while I discovered that he was a very dissatisfied little boy. The other children would play together and Louis would cry, cry, and cry non-stop. He would follow me around the apartment endlessly. He was my little shadow. Every time I looked behind me there he was. It was becoming really difficult to care for the other children and I kept trying to encourage him to play with the others or become involved in some activity but he just wasn’t having it. 

I was young. Just 22 at the time. I hadn’t known much of life and hadn’t a lot of experience with children. My child was content. He rarely cried and seemed very happy to play with the other children or do some activity on his own. I just didn’t understand what was wrong with Louis. For a few weeks, I just powered through the day, trying to calm Louis down and encourage him to play with the others. My attempts were futile. Nothing seemed to be working. One day I started thinking about what it must be like to be Louis. I thought about his mother’s long hours at the hospital. She was their only source of income. I am sure it was hard for her after a long day’s work to have enough energy to play with the toddler. She was under a great deal of pressure. I thought about his father’s illness and how that probably made it difficult for him to interact consistently with his son. No one did anything inherently wrong. These were difficult times and circumstances and people are human. People can only give what they have to give. 

One day I was watching the other children play contently and Louis began to cry. This time I stopped what I was doing. I picked him up and held him to my chest and let him just cry it out. I didn’t try to quiet him. I didn’t try to distract him or engage him. I just allowed him to be exactly who he was at that moment. A little boy with an ache he did not understand. It seemed like perhaps an hour went by and he finally stopped, looked at me with his tear-soaked face, and gave me a big smile. The other kids had ransacked the house but I felt like Louis had experienced a victory that couldn’t be explained in words. His father arrived and questioned why the apartment was in such disarray. I just smiled and told him that Louis had a wonderful day. And so did I. 

Fast forward 30 years a lot has happened in my own life. I suffered many setbacks, challenges, and traumas and developed patterns in my life that were not serving me and were destructive both to myself and others. It’s been a long road of coming apart and coming back together again over and over. I think that is more the rule than the exception for most of us. Life wounds us and we wound one another. We wound one another mostly because we are interacting from our woundedness. Nonetheless, we are gifted an opportunity to explore what that means to us and heal if we choose that path. If we decide to heal we must learn to parent ourselves. We must learn to allow those wounded parts to receive the love and attention that they most need so that they can heal and transmute into something higher and more skillful in our lives. 

When I tell people that I guide others on a journey of exploring and transmuting their shadows I get some funny looks. A lot of people immediately think of ‘darkness’ or something evil. They think I am casting out devils or something. Nothing could be further from the truth. Shadows are not bad or good. They are components of the psyche that develop as a result of wounding. These components served us, and maybe even protected us, at a time but rather than disengage when they were no longer necessary they stick around and impact our lives in very some unskillful and unproductive ways. They prevent the best possible expressions of what we have come here to experience in life and offer to the world. 

Shame around the shadow is counterintuitive. Attempting to modify behavior is temporary at best and ultimately futile. Rejecting the shadow simply makes it grow louder and stronger. Outside attempts to ‘fix’ shadow elements only serve to amplify them. Like a child in need of love and attention, it won’t be ignored and will go to great lengths to obtain what it so desperately needs. Things like addiction, controlling behaviors, judgment, and co-dependence are just a few examples of the expressions shadows can take on. An addiction, for example, is simply an attempt to bypass discomfort. It serves a purpose but the result is eventually harmful. Gabor Mate wisely has said, “not why the addiction, but why the pain?” Inquiry is extremely important in this process. 

To heal we begin with allowing. This is crucial. We stop and notice it. It is worthy of being there. It’s allowed to take up space. It’s not a project or something to be fixed or repaired. It’s not broken. It’s part of you, dear one and you are a person that’s deserving of being just as you are even if it’s not where you want to be currently. 

Then we accept. We welcome ourselves into our arms. We receive that part of us without judgment. We recognize it. We no longer disown it as something separate from ourselves. We are gentle with ourselves. 

Once we have accepted it we now embrace it! Can you embrace and hold it close to your chest? Can you open your heart to this part of yourself? Can you appreciate what it is trying to communicate and integrate it as part of yourself? Can you love your wounds and give them the attention that they need? 

Take all the time you need. With awareness, inquiry, gentleness, and a lot of love, one day you will find the smile, the gift, that’s been there all along. 

For the gift is in the shadow…

Love you. 

To find out more about the process I use to guide others on this journey visit The Gene Keys

Enrollment will soon begin for classes beginning in August 2022.. Space is limited! In-person and virtual classes will be available. 

(*None of which has been shared is meant to be a substitute for professional help. Please seek professional help if needed)

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Gate 45- Gathering Together

June 7, 2022

Tuesday June 7th the Sun will move into Gate 45, THE KING OR QUEEN OR CEO. In the I-Ching this hexagram is called GATHERING TOGETHER. 
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
Winston Churchill
Gate 45 contains the energy for leadership. In its highest expression it is benevolent, caring and integral. In it's lower expression it can behave in a bullying and entitled manner. A good leader empowers those around him or her. They foster creativity over competition. Individuals with this gate are natural leaders! People will follow them. With a gift of this magnitude it is crucial that they take their own inner work and growth seriously. This world is in need of leaders with integrity that foster growth, healing, synergy and oneness in the human race. In order for a leader to accomplish that they must first dig deep into their own process. 
As this gate is activated this week this energy will flow to all of us! What will you do with it? How can you promote peace and healing in the world? How might you model that in your own life? 
Richard Rudd's thoughts:
Gene Key 45
 
Shadow- Dominance
Gift – Synergy
Siddhi – Communion
 
“Synergy is a word we often apply to a group dynamic that’s functioning smoothly, that’s buzzing and creative. Once we realise that we no longer need to compete with each other to survive, the next stage is figuring out how to work together. This is a great challenge, and the 45th Gene Key is adept at this.” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways
Blessings!
April
Each year the sun moves counterclockwise around the gates of the mandala (like the sun moves through the astrological signs), spending approximately 6 days in each gate.
As the sun (or any other celestial body) moves through a gate it **“activates”**the energy of that gate. This means that the energy is released to “flow” to us. The sun is considered the most dominant and important transit to be aware of.)
**Human Design is a synthesis of ancient and modern sciences; proven to be a valuable tool for human understanding. Human Design is a cutting-edge personality assessment tool that shows you your unique decision making strategy, your special gifts and talents, where you carry your pain and potential for healing and wisdom.
You can get your free chart here https://www. geneticmatrix.com/free- foundation-chart/
April Novoa is a certified Human Design Specialist. To get started living your design book an appointment with April by visiting humandesignsimplified.weebly. com , calling 404-808-690 or emailing her at aviva.novoa@gmail.com
April will need 3 days to complete your report. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your appointment. Appointments are conducted on Zoom or at the House of Light on Thursdays. When you book your appointment a zoom link will be sent to you.
#humandesign #knowthyself # humandesignreading # solartransit

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Gate 35- Progress

June 1, 2022

On Wednesday June 1st the Sun will move into Gate 35, CHANGE or APTITUDE. In the I-Ching this hexagram is called PROGRESS.


“Let there be no scales to weigh your un-known treasure;
And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.
For self is a sea boundless and measureless.”
― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

 


As a child my family moved on a continual basis. I was the "new kid" everywhere I went. I hungered for connection with others but as soon as I started making friends our family would move again. It doesn't feel good to feel hungry. Whether it is for human connection, money, food or really anything that we perceive to be lacking, hunger is painful.


I distinctly remember a moment, when I was a child, expressing sadness about another upcoming move. My mother looked at me and said something that has stuck with me my entire life. "Just think of it as an adventure!"


Pain is legitimate. It needs to be heard and validated. But, to keep company with our pain for too long is very dis-empowering and can hold us back from becoming who we are meant to be! A mindset of lack just produces more lack. It's very easy to become stuck there.


I won't say that after that shift in perspective I never felt lack or sadness again. On this planet there is suffering. I have, like most people, experienced many losses and setbacks that have been painful. But one skill that has helped me tremendously is reframing my hunger, my pain, as an adventure and believing that within any adventure treasures will be discovered. Perhaps even something better than what I thought I wanted! It may seem childish to some but it's helped me tremendously throughout my life to get back up after being knocked down.


As this energy flows to all of us I do hope you are able to open your heart to adventure and new, boundless possibilities ahead!


Richard Rudd's take on Gene Key 35
Shadow- Hunger
Gift – Adventure
Siddhi – Boundlessness


 
“This Gene Key has driven us with its Hunger. Our deepest Hunger is to fly once again, to sail up into the sky and become one with the Divine, to be a bird in the skies of existence…” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways
 
Blessings!
April
Each year the sun moves counterclockwise around the gates of the mandala (like the sun moves through the astrological signs), spending approximately 6 days in each gate.
As the sun (or any other celestial body) moves through a gate it **“activates”**the energy of that gate. This means that the energy is released to “flow” to us. The sun is considered the most dominant and important transit to be aware of.)
**Human Design is a synthesis of ancient and modern sciences; proven to be a valuable tool for human understanding. Human Design is a cutting-edge personality assessment tool that shows you your unique decision making strategy, your special gifts and talents, where you carry your pain and potential for healing and wisdom.
You can get your free chart here https://www.geneticmatrix.com/ free-foundation-chart/
April Novoa is a certified Human Design Specialist. To get started living your design book an appointment with April by visiting humandesignsimplified.weebly. com , calling 404-808-690 or emailing her at aviva.novoa@gmail.com
April will need 3 days to complete your report. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your appointment. Appointments are conducted on Zoom or at the House of Light on Thursdays. When you book your appointment a zoom link will be sent to you.
#humandesign #knowthyself #humandesignreading #solartransit

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Gate 16 - Enthusiasm 

May 27, 2022

On Friday, May 27th the Sun will move into Gate 16. Gate 16 is known as SKILLS or TALENT. In the I-Ching, this hexagram is called ENTHUSIASM.
“Enthusiasm is a supernatural serenity.”
― Henry David Thoreau
If you observe a child playing or being creative you will notice that they become completely immersed. They seem entirely overtaken by what they are engaged in and almost giddy in both a focused and flowing manner. It's exhilarating to witness.
I speak to so many people lately that feel like they have lost that inner spark. They are so tuned into the smallness of everyday struggles and difficulties that they have lost their enthusiasm for play. They have become indifferent. Just going through the motions. Very much like a robot of some sort. I find this to be tragic. It is a departure from what it is to be human. While we cannot completely toss away facts, pragmatism, or working on overcoming our challenges, we can insert into our lives times of enthusiastic play and creativity. In doing so balance can return to our lives and with it joyfulness and childlike wonder! In doing so we return to what it is to feel truly alive!


Richard Rudd on Gene Key 16
Shadow- Indifference
Gift – Versatility
Siddhi – Mastery
“Higher intelligence is a fusion of heart, mind, and spirit. We need a new type of thinker in the world, one who isn’t sunk into their mind alone, one whose spirit isn’t for sale to the highest bidder, and one whose emotional life has matured enough, so they can use their feminine qualities in harmony with their masculine.” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways
Blessings!
April
Each year the sun moves counterclockwise around the gates of the mandala (like the sun moves through the astrological signs), spending approximately 6 days in each gate.
As the sun (or any other celestial body) moves through a gate it **“activates”**the energy of that gate. This means that the energy is released to “flow” to us. The sun is considered the most dominant and important transit to be aware of.)
**Human Design is a synthesis of ancient and modern sciences; proven to be a valuable tool for human understanding. Human Design is a cutting-edge personality assessment tool that shows you your unique decision-making strategy, your special gifts, and talents, where you carry your pain and potential for healing and wisdom.
You can get your free chart here https://www.geneticmatrix.com/ free-foundation-chart/
April Novoa is a certified Human Design Specialist. To get started living your design book an appointment with April by visiting humandesignsimplified.weebly. com, calling 404-808-690, or emailing her at aviva.novoa@gmail.com
April will need 3 days to complete your report. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your appointment. Appointments are conducted on Zoom or at the House of Light on Thursdays. When you book your appointment a zoom link will be sent to you.
#humandesign #knowthyself #humandesignreading #solartransit

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Gate 20 - Contemplation

May 21, 2022

On Saturday, May 21st the Sun will move into Gate 20, METAMORPHOSIS, ANTICIPATION, THE NOW, or CHARISMA. In the I-Ching, this hexagram is called CONTEMPLATION.
The present moment is life itself. Yet, people live as if the opposite were true and treat the present moment as a stepping stone to the next moment – a means to an end. It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up. - Eckhart Tolle
It isn't always easy to remain present. Sometimes it can feel impossible. For many, it never happens. They live their lives so caught up in regret about the past, or worry about the future, that they never fully appreciate all that is before them. They are never really present in the moment. It seems to me that our culture is set up to trap people in a cycle that keeps them in a constant state of anxiety. You can tune into the news, 24 hours a day if you would like, and find something that will likely trigger anxiety.
What is interesting about stress, anxiety, and fear is that it actually causes the grey matter in our brain to shrink and the area for fight or flight, the reptilian part of our brain called the amygdala, to become enlarged and reactive. Animals become more intelligent when they experience anxiety. Humans, on the other hand, lose their ability to be calm, rational, logical, and responsive when they stay in a state of anxiety. Decision-making, when a person is stressed, is often deeply flawed and terribly reactive. 
It is really crucial, for the sake of our mental and physical well-being, to find ways to remain present. Meditation is one way to be fully present and engaged with the moment as is play, exercise, art, and really anything one can do that puts them in the "zone". Being in the zone is being free and engaged with what is right before you, and nothing else, and it feels amazing! 
As this energy flows to all of us you might ask yourself if there is something that you do to fully engage in the now and remain present. If so do more of that!   You will be amazed by how much more peace and joy you experience in your day-to-day life!


Richard Rudd's thoughts on Gene Key 20
Shadow- Superficiality
Gift – Self Assurance 
Siddhi– Presence
 
“The two trigrams that make up this hexagram are ‘the gentle wind’ and ‘the earth’, so we have to listen to the whispering wind of awareness, and let it blow into all the corners of our life.” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways
Blessings to you!
April
Each year the sun moves counterclockwise around the gates of the mandala (like the sun moves through the astrological signs), spending approximately 6 days in each gate.
As the sun (or any other celestial body) moves through a gate it **“activates”**the energy of that gate. This means that the energy is released to “flow” to us. The sun is considered the most dominant and important transit to be aware of.)
**Human Design is a synthesis of ancient and modern sciences; proven to be a valuable tool for human understanding. Human Design is a cutting-edge personality assessment tool that shows you your unique decision-making strategy, your special gifts, and talents, where you carry your pain and potential for healing and wisdom.
You can get your free chart here https://www. geneticmatrix.com/free- foundation-chart/
April Novoa is a certified Human Design Specialist. To get started living your design book an appointment with April by visiting humandesignsimplified.weebly. com, calling 404-808-690 or emailing her at aviva.novoa@gmail.com
April will need 3 days to complete your report. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your appointment. Appointments are conducted on Zoom or at the House of Light on Thursdays. When you book your appointment a zoom link will be sent to you.
#humandesign #knowthyself # humandesignreading # solartransit

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Gate 8 - Contribution

May 14, 2022

Gate 8 - Contribution

May 15, 2022


Sunday, May 15th the Sun will move into Gate 8, CONTRIBUTION. In the I-Ching, this hexagram is called HOLDING TOGETHER.
“The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.” – Albert Einstein
No one is Mediocre. They are just not 'them'. When we make decisions based on popular opinion, as opposed to what we know to be correct for us, deep inside, we lose our shine.
Being different and marching to your own beat will cost you. You might lose the approval and good graces of some. Nonetheless, understand this is really more of a reflection of who they are inside and has little to do with you personally.
To become the Exquisiteness that you already are, look to your Inner Authority to lead you. Stop comparisons and let go of the fear of not being liked and accepted. If a person is committed to misunderstanding you they will find a way to do it no matter what you do. You might as well "do you".


Gene Key 8
Shadow- Mediocrity
Gif – Style
Siddhi – Exquisiteness


“We need not fear Mediocrity as long as our heart is open and singing. We no longer need to react to it, and find ourself at odds with the status quo. True Style is found in the marketplace, living as an example of a true rebellious human being, unchained by external definitions, and unfettered by conditioning, ancestral or cultural.” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways
Blessings to you!
April


Each year the sun moves counterclockwise around the gates of the mandala (like the sun moves through the astrological signs), spending approximately 6 days in each gate.
As the sun (or any other celestial body) moves through a gate it **“activates”**the energy of that gate. This means that the energy is released to “flow” to us. The sun is considered the most dominant and important transit to be aware of.)
**Human Design is a synthesis of ancient and modern sciences; proven to be a valuable tool for human understanding. Human Design is a cutting-edge personality assessment tool that shows you your unique decision-making strategy, your special gifts and talents, where you carry your pain and potential for healing and wisdom.
You can get your free chart here https://www.geneticmatrix.com/ free-foundation-chart/
April Novoa is a certified Human Design Specialist. To get started living your design book an appointment with April by visiting humandesignsimplified.weebly. com , calling 404-808-690 or emailing her at aviva.novoa@gmail.com
April will need 3 days to complete your report. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your appointment. Appointments are conducted on Zoom or at the House of Light on Thursdays. When you book your appointment a zoom link will be sent to you.
#humandesign #knowthyself #humandesignreading #solartransit
 
 
 
 

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Where is our strength?

May 13, 2022

Where is our strength?

By: Karen Clark-Green


As women, we can do many things. Things we should do and some things we
shouldn’t; do we really know the difference? Society has taught us that being a
strong woman means we can handle any job or situation that is put before us.
We’ve heard stories of our Grandmothers and great-grandmothers who have
given birth to many babies and within a day or two are back working in the fields,
cooking, cleaning or, taking care of the rest of the family. We have labeled this as
strong or a strong woman. Society, History and tradition says we belong in the
state of big Mama, Nana, Grandmother or grandma!
We have traditionally put our lives on a back burner or shelf and moved forward
to supporting the lives of those around us. That is nothing to be taken lightly, or
looked at as something wrong, it should definitely be celebrated. However, what
is happening to the woman inside of us that has put our lives on hold? Death is
occurring within us as we feel it through our emotions yet we still have the nerve
to call this strength!


Join me May 22 at the House of Light at 3 Pm for tea, as we dig into, how to go
inside and get our power back!

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BEing Where You Are... and embracing what arises.

May 5, 2022

BEing Where You Are….

and embracing what arises. 
by April Novoa



“Having no destination, I am never lost.” Ikkyu Shojun


For most of my life, I had a plan. I had a formula, a schedule, and a destination. I spent most of my time working towards the future or dwelling in the past. I was rarely present in my own body. I was in my head all the time. This worked for a while and I remember being praised for my excellent organizational and time management skills. Employers loved my work ethic and when I went into business for myself I was very successful. My life was eaten up by my commitments and I took a strange pride in that. I was addicted and society validated my workaholism and perfectionism as virtuous which reinforced my behavior. I was hyper-controlling in everything around me. The controlling behavior gave me the illusion of safety and security but I never felt safe. It also made it impossible to process painful emotions. I just didn’t have time. So I put them up on a ‘shelf’, somewhere in my body, and kept moving!

Many things had occurred in my early years that caused me to feel unsafe, and unsupported and to develop shadow patterns to protect myself. I do think these things happen to everyone but are expressed differently in different people. I had unconsciously brought these patterns into my adult life and relationships. On the outside, I might have appeared to have it all together but I was filled with anxiety and suffering tremendous depression. I attributed this to people in my life who I believed were treating me unkindly, unfairly, misjudging me, or simply not appreciating how hard I worked to bring about perfection. I saw myself as a victim of others, events, and circumstances. I had little self-awareness and I liked it that way if I am being honest. It was a little bit like being anesthetized. No presence, no pain….but somedays I felt like I was holding back a flood! It was there just bubbling under the surface.

I think that perhaps I could have soldiered on quite unconscious of these patterns until the day I died but multiple events occurred that stopped me in my tracks. Sometimes we just need to be stopped. Especially when we are unconsciously destroying ourselves. I had no option. I had to stop everything. I had to let go of my ambitions so I could heal and when I did I found myself alone with my thoughts. I realized I was very lost. It occurred to me that the anxiety and depression I was experiencing weren’t coming from anything or anyone outside of me. They came from stories my mind created about people, events, and circumstances. I created them. These feelings of dissatisfaction were with me no matter where I went or what I did. No one was around to make me miserable but me. Everywhere I went there I was. I had to take responsibility and begin to question what I believed if I was ever going to be free and heal.

So my journey began and continues to this day. I still have plans, goals, and ideas but I practice holding them very loosely. I am happy to abandon them if they no longer resonate or serve the highest good. I am learning to trust myself and my inner Authority. It’s counter cultural but it feels right. I have come to understand that in having no destination many wonderful things occur. Firstly, I am found. Instead of being disoriented surprisingly, I become oriented. I am at home within. That is such a paradox but again truth is found in paradox. When I welcome that which was once unwelcome, the feelings and emotions I stored for so long, and allow them to process and flow through me, I am liberated from the shadow they once cast. I then learn from them and create through them. This is true freedom and I experience it more consistently in my life at this point than I ever have before. I have come to understand that when I perceive another is hurting me that in actuality they are uncovering something within me that was already injured and needs to be addressed. I may not care for the package they arrived in but there is a gift inside. 

I don’t know where I am going anymore. I have no idea. Saying that would have sent me into a panic years ago but now it brings me such comfort. When I go where the wind blows and the tide takes me it’s always the right place. Having no destination, I am never lost.

Blessings!

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The Finger Pointing at the Moon - is not the moon.  

April 29,2022

The Finger Pointing at the Moon - is not the moon. 

By April Novoa


“Bhikkhus (Buddhist monk), the teaching is merely a vehicle to describe the truth. Don’t mistake it for the truth itself. A finger pointing at the moon is not
the moon. The finger is needed to know where to look for the moon, but if you mistake the finger for the moon itself, you will never know the real moon.
The teaching is like a raft that carries you to the other shore. The raft is needed, but the raft is not the other shore. An intelligent person
would not carry the raft around on his head after making it across to the other shore. Bhikkhus, my teaching is the raft which can help you cross to the other shore beyond birth and death. Use the raft to cross to the other shore, but don’t hang onto it as your property. Do not become caught in the teaching. You must be able to let it go.”

―Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha


I had coffee with a friend many years ago that was on a similar path studying at the feet of a certain Rabbi and a few other scholars we knew of at the time. We both invested a lot of time into our studies and enjoyed our conversations. For a while, it was very exciting because everything we were learning was new and fresh to us. But this day, the day we were having coffee, she asked me a question that surprised me. She asked me, “Once we have learned this, then what? What comes next?” I had never considered this and I didn’t have an answer. It wasn’t a question rooted in any solidity and my mind, like all minds, prefers certainty. I hadn’t even considered that perhaps there was an end to what we learning. At the time I thought we had found ‘it’, the truth. She was suggesting that maybe we hadn’t arrived, maybe we wouldn’t and that caught me off guard. It was uncomfortable. That began a long period of self-inquiry for me. It was not long after that I concluded that there was a limit to the teaching and the teacher. It had an end and they had an end to what they could offer and I didn’t know what I was supposed to do now. Something big was missing and at the time I didn’t know what that was. 

Attachment is very wired into being human. We are owned by our attachments. We attach to all sorts of things. We attach to people, outcomes, and our identity. We attach to the story we have about ourselves and others. We attach to our country, our faith, or our ideology. I could go on and on. Attachment indicates that there is something solid and unshifting to hang onto but in reality, there isn’t. Everything is moving all the time and that movement is important. Change is part of life and without the capacity to bend and move with the winds of change we can, and often do, break. Attachment gives the mind an illusion of safety and predictability but it is a trap. It’s a trap that keeps us stuck in an endless loop around the lifeless and polluted pond of our flawed and stagnant perceptions. Growth only occurs when we loosen our grip around certainty and permanence. And finally, attachment is not love. Nothing we attach to is ever fully loved. Attachment is transactional. Attachment is about control and fear and there is no love in fear. 

I have heard it said, and I believe it, that detachment isn’t not owning anything. It’s not, it’s that nothing owns you. Letting go of the idea that the finger pointing at the moon is indeed the moon frees us from attaching to an idea about a person or putting them on a pedestal. Teachers are only valuable if they lead one back to the truths that are found inside of us and they are not meant to be permanent fixtures in our lives. Teachings exist for a similar purpose. Once they have accomplished their purpose they should be put down. It’s unskillful and exhausting to drag a raft around on the dry ground and the same can be said of teaching. 

There is nothing wrong with having a teacher or a mentor. They can show you the moon if you are having trouble finding it in the sky. At some point however you will know how to find it yourself. And you should. It’s a very good sign if that is their goal as well. They should want to work themselves out of a job. A good teacher will empower you, not create dependence. 

There is nothing wrong with teaching but once it has given you all it has to give let it go. Don’t drag it behind you. If you do you won’t be able to grasp what you might find next or what might be waiting for you. What once helped you might become a hindrance and hold you back. 

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'The Rose' 

April 21,2022

THE ROSE

by Donna Wood


I listened to a song the other morning that inspired me, so I am sharing with you this inspiration that came to me. The song “The Rose” is much more beautiful than ever when I listened with ears that heard…


Some say, "Love. It is a river

That drowns the tender reed"

Some say, "Love. It is a razor

That leaves your soul to bleed"

Some say, "Love. It is a hunger

An endless aching need"

I say, "Love. It is a flower

And you its only seed"


It's the heart afraid of breaking

That never learns to dance

It's the dream afraid of waking

That never takes the chance

It's the one who won't be taken

Who cannot seem to give

And the soul afraid of dyin'

That never learns to live


When the night has been too lonely

And the road has been too long

And you think that love is only

For the lucky and the strong

Just remember in the winter

Far beneath the bitter snow

Lies the seed that with the sun's love

In the spring becomes the rose

Wriitten by

Amanda McBroom

 

The beginning defines LOVE as a raging river, a razor that cuts deep or a hunger that cannot be fulfilled, but then the author shines a light upon the true definition of LOVE as a flower, and YOU it’s only seed. A flower needs time, nurturing and nutrients to grow. The most important of these is the warmth and nutrition and LOVE of the Sun. She then begins to expand on LOVE as the insecurities of the human being, the “shadow” within each of us. In the book, Power vs Force by David R. Hawkins, it is determined that LOVE is the highest frequency recorded here on earth. The lowest frequency is FEAR. These two energies are exact polar opposites. When one is in fear, they cannot experience LOVE. All is energy here on earth. Even the over 70 trillion cells that make up the human body are energy consisting of light, sound and vibration. Though we may not understand it, we experience everything through frequency, energy. Understanding that FEAR is just a frequency, you can begin to transmute it and as you begin to transmute it, you raise your frequency. Unfortunately, it is in the deepest, darkest times in a person’s life that one looks to the heavens and asks for help. It is when the night has been too lonely and the road too long that one can finally wake up and smell the roses, or in fear of death, see the LIGHT. There is no death. We are ALL eternal beings of LOVE. I choose to DANCE, I will take a CHANCE, I will GIVE and I will LIVE…

 

FOR I AM THE ROSE

The Spirit of LIGHT
The Spirit of LIGHT

'There is no going back'

April 5,2022

“Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.” 

― Friedrich Nietzsche


     So many of us are agreeable folks. Most of us want to be left alone to live our lives, make a living, and love our loved ones. Perhaps we want to go to a restaurant, a movie or a concert once in a while. We don’t feel like that is asking too much. We are aware the world is not a perfect place and we work hard at trying to shield ourselves, and the ones we love, from its sting. We want to awake each day and experience all life has to offer us with none of the complexity. So we might lie to ourselves and others for comfort’s sake. We will go to tremendous lengths for what constitutes the illusion of safety and security. Unfortunately, the price for such a sacrifice is often life itself. Most do not realize this until their very last breath.  I realized this during my last breath. During my near-death experience, last year, this was one of the realizations I was gifted with. 

     If we are fortunate one day all of our illusions will shatter and we will be left staring at the broken pieces not knowing which way to step. I know how strange that sounds. But if that happens we will have no choice but to lean into the pain. We have to see it and we must feel it. We must integrate it as part of us. Because it is. 

     It then becomes clear that life must be regarded with equanimity, meaning we understand that we will be subject to both good and bad times. Times of joy and abundance and times of sadness and loss.

     There is no escaping this. No one is coming to save us. The only way out is through and no one knows exactly what that is going to look like. We then venture into the frontier of inquiry and transparency. This particular frontier is a wild place and once one has stepped into it, there is no going back. We will have days that we want to turn back but when we glance behind us the path is gone. It has disappeared. The foliage has overtaken it and we now have no choice but to keep moving forward.  

     All human beings, at some point, will experience profound loss. We will go to great lengths to try and prevent it. In those attempts to prevent it we might very well begin to lose ourselves and the thing we fear most losing, lose anyway. That has been my experience. It’s what I cling to that slips through my hands. It’s what I fight with that overcomes me. 

If we have lived long enough, maybe suffered enough, we understand the educational manner of this planet and that some of the curricula will be extremely difficult. We know that the quality of our experiences, and our growth, are largely shaped not by how we react to difficulty but by how we respond. 

     Shit will happen. That’s a given. How we respond is crucial and sometimes a matter of life and death. 

There is a time to be agreeable but not at the cost of what is correct for you. When one individuates they will experience loss. Loss is neither good nor bad. It just is. It’s the mind that wants to label that which is simply part of this reality. One might lose the tremendous work it takes to be someone they are not. They will lose their facade. They will lose what is not them. This will likely feel like a weight has been lifted as they let go of what is not meant for them to carry. They might lose their reputation as they act in ways that others did not expect or do not want. Maybe they will lose their job or their home. One might lose that which is quite precious and irreplaceable to them. It will hurt. Probably badly and possibly always. However, in the end, one might gain oneself. Gaining one’s self is a rare and beautiful thing but it comes with a price. Nothing here is free. 


“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” 

― Friedrich Nietzsche 


     The fact is we  will experience pain and loss in this life. There is no way around it. It is part of the human experience.

What we do get to choose is who we are when we are hit with it. Are we our real, truthful authentic self or are we attempting to live a ‘cookie cutter’, homogenized existence and not rock the boat? There is no safety in either and no one is free from having to make that choice. Do we own ourselves or are we owned? Both have a cost but one comes with privilege and responsibility. And I’d say the other comes with chains. Choose well. 

The Spirit of LIGHT
The Spirit of LIGHT

'Awakening'

April 4,2022

Tuesday, April 5th, our Sun moves into Gate 51. Gate 51, SHOCK or AROUSING. In the I-Ching this hexagram is also called THE AROUSING.

This is the energy of the shaman or mystic who goes through a difficult initiation or trial and is "shocked" into spiritual awakening. If you have this Gate or the entire channel (25-51) you don't have to seek this initiation. It will come to you. It will get your attention.

On the less serious side, people with this energy are defined like to be a little shocking. They enjoy it. They have a little fun with it. They might say something out of the blue that is a little shocking and they often enjoy the response they get. It's a little comical but ultimately it is all about bringing others back to Spirit. <3 This is also highly competitive energy which can be experienced by others being competitive with them or being competitive themselves. I have this entire channel and people will often attempt to compete with me because I have this energy. They will pull in front of me and take a parking space I was about to turn into and then just grin at me.  Or, when I am reaching for a loaf of bread at the store, grab it before I can take it off the shelf. This used to puzzle me, because I don't really care much for competition, but now I am fascinated and amused by it. When you begin to notice these energies at work it's quite interesting and a little funny to be honest. It's interesting to see the contrast between who we are and who others project us to be.

So this week this Gate is activated in all of us! It should be very interesting.   Although we all might feel like being a little "shocking"  let's make sure we temper that with love and use this energy in its highest expression!

Richard Rudd's thoughts:

Gene Key 51

Shadow- Agitation

Gift – Initiative

Siddhi – Awakening

“Awakening is really a series of softenings. Our awareness becomes more one-pointed, but our heart and mind become softer and more open. Whenever we’re confronted with harshness, the unexpected, noise, turbulence, the thunder of life, instead of tensing up, we can relax and open, soften and become milder. Mildness is an essential quality needed to allow spiritual initiation.” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways

Each year the sun moves counterclockwise around the gates of the mandala (like the sun moves through the astrological signs), spending approximately 6 days in each gate.

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The Spirit of LIGHT
The Spirit of LIGHT

'And'

March 11, 2022

The last two years have been fraught with pain and division. In my lifetime I have never seen so much polarization. I believe that is largely due to the fact that we currently live in an ‘OR’ world. 

If what I believe is true, what you believe is false. Either you are right or I am right.

Right?

Wrong!

We can both be right about something that seems to contradict the other.

Two very different things can both be true at the same time. Peanuts are healthy food for some people. Peanuts are a deadly food for some people. 

Human beings are all unique. What is good for one person may be harmful or even deadly to another. Unfortunately, it is human nature to ignore something, if we are not personally impacted by it. 

I remember in the 1980s, when peanut allergies started to occur more frequently, many mocked and made fun of individuals that struggled with them. They were not believed or taken seriously. In the 90s I worked in emergency rooms and saw firsthand how dangerous, and sometimes deadly, these reactions were. It was no laughing matter. No one deserved to be gaslit over something that could seriously harm them, or even kill them, but they were. 

If I demand that everyone eat peanuts because I think they are good and healthy food, that could be dangerous. Perhaps you are simply uncomfortable eating peanuts as you suspect that you might be harmed by them. Maybe you have a lengthy history of food allergies or intolerances and you simply do not want to take the risk. You could have witnessed people you know, or people close to you, injured by consuming peanuts or even dying from a reaction. You might just have a 'gut feeling’ that peanuts are not for you. Should I then make it impossible for you to be part of society or threaten your livelihood if you choose not to consume peanuts? Today we seem to have respect and protect individuals that might be impacted by an adverse reaction to peanuts. We can still eat our peanuts if we would like. No one has banned peanuts, nor should they. However, we are cautious not to put peanuts in foods when we know a sensitive individual might be consuming them.

There are three different kinds of truth and I think we tend to lump them all together. There are Universal Truths, Personal Truths, and Conditioned Truths. 

A Universal Truth is something solid, tried, and tested. There are very few of them that I know of. Gravity is one. It’s something that, so far, cannot be overcome by a mere human without the assistance of some powerful machinery. If you can fly without the help of some sort of flying contraption please let me know! 

A Personal Truth is something unique to the individual. I don’t care for peas. I have never liked them and I very likely never will. I get nauseous thinking about them. You might like peas. You might even love them. It’s acceptable that we have different opinions about peas. I am not going to reject you because you enjoy them. Eat all the peas you want. Just don’t serve them to me. My personal truth is that I hate peas. 

Lastly, there are Conditioned Truths. There are many of them. Conditioned truths comprise most of what we believe. These are things we believe because we have been programmed to accept them by our family, culture, religion, nationality, and the media. The media, at this point in history, is the most impactful. Social Media especially. The interesting thing about this category of ‘truth’ is that it evolves with the times. It is wise not to get too attached to them because as new information is introduced they might change. 

A good example of a Conditioned Truth was the assertion of doctors, and tobacco companies, in the 1930s that smoking was good for pregnant women. There was a time when pregnant women were encouraged to smoke- not only to help their disposition (and the babies' disposition!) but also to ensure a low birth weight and an easy delivery!

We are shocked by that now, but at that time it was something that the masses believed. Smoking is calming AND it is dangerous for pregnant women. We have since evolved to understand that smoking isn’t really good for anyone, but it was the word AND that began the conversation about the safety of smoking, and helped bring about improvement and positive change. Can you imagine if doctors and tobacco companies still asserted that smoking is healthy for pregnant women, despite evidence that it is not? 

The individuals that were responsible for bringing about that change had AND conversations with both of those industries. They had discussions. Yes, things changed slowly. But they changed. 

The word AND starts the conversation and it is how we evolve and grow. The word OR stops discussion and ultimately growth and evolution. The word OR can start a war.

AND will change the world, for the better, if we let it. 



Will you let it? 


Thanks to April Novoa, Human Design Specialist and Gene Keys Guide for her contribution -

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The Spirit of LIGHT
The Spirit of LIGHT

I Love Exploring!

March 10, 2022

I sat with my spirit guides today for a long while. I kept saying, "I am lost. Could you please guide me to where I am supposed to be, or what I am supposed to be doing next?"


The words came through, "You are not lost. You are exploring."


Lately "they" (the unseen world) keeps nudging me to paint. Over, and over, they keep telling me to "go paint."

I laugh and ask the questions again about what I am to be doing to prepare for all that is coming. They have showed me so much of the chaos. I have created my world smaller as to deal with the energy.


"Go paint! You will expand and open up!" They pop this in my head while I am in the shower, driving, or even trying to fall asleep.


I sit with the paints and canvases and nada. Not a single inspirational moment follows except frustration. I don't want to paint. It used to be a way to unwind decades ago. These days, it causes me anxiety. I dream of paintings and when I try to bring them to life, nothing comes out.


Now, if you were one of my guides, I suspect you would be frustrated with me. Not only do I receive messages in dreams, meditation, but I also hear them clearly. I get discouraged with their answers. This morning I sat and asked for something else. I don't want to paint right now. I feel lost in ways I cannot explain. My life is at ease right now. Things are moving slowly but I am safe and always taken care of.


I do feel like I am in the wilderness of the unknown, trekking to the next place.


I am exploring. Lately, I feel like an explorer. I keep reaching new heights of spirituality. I continue to make time to be alone and strengthen my spiritual muscles. I don't have a freaking clue what to do with all this exploration. Clearly, I am doing what I am supposed to be doing (other than painting). I am on this sacred journey of beautiful proportions. Nothing happens by mistake. There is a design to my life. Whenever I stop resisting, oh my goodness, the flow is immensely mystical to witness.


As a friend of mine said to me, "Thinking is stinking." I recognize that I have to stop wearing my ass as a hat and feel my way through all the divine messages coming through rather than analyzing them. There is little room for logic in this pilgrimage. The camino is exquisite.


SO, for today (and tomorrow) I am exploring the territory. I am creating a way to map out the things I desire. I am hiking my way through the forest of uncertainties while trusting. I am trusting more than ever. And, in that faith and conviction, magic is moving through me faster than ever.


I am not just exploring my surroundings. I AM painting a new life. Perhaps, this is what they mean.


As I write this, I am giddy with this new awareness. What are you creating in your life? Are you making time to listen to guidance? You are NOT lost. You are exploring the life around you. You are witnessing the energetic shift of the planet. You are participating in this expedition that entails a release of old programming and paradigms.


Be kind in your explorations. Stop the self-judgments and scrutiny. I love you!


Millie

 Thanks to our friend Millie America for this contribution.  Find out more about Millie at :  sacredjourneyinward.com

I am Exploring
I am Exploring

 I love what I do!

June 28, 2021

I love what I do!! 
Intuition, Love, Mediumship, Psychic, Sacred Space

This is why I love what I do!!! I have the honor of connecting with Spirit to remind you "Beautiful Souls" that you are more than enough. To shine a light on all that makes you extraordinary and remind you that you have the power to alter the very fabric of your life. To see you light up with new hope, a renewed sense of awe and walk out the door feeling empowered. Now that's why I wake up every morning!!

Oh...and...coffee =D

Reminder: You are enough (more than).

You are amazing!! The very fact that you exist, means that you are more than enough. There are no accidents in this beautiful universe of ours. It is your duty to celebrate and share all that makes you who you are. Show us all of your wonderful, quirky, weird, awesome-tastic, juicy, bodacious SELF.

We're waiting with bated breath.  <3

Thanks to our very own Cathy Sackett for the Blog Contribution. ~ http://catsackett.com/http://catsackett.com/

The Spirit of LIGHT
The Spirit of LIGHT

The Spirit of LIGHT

January 24, 2019

On my Spiritual Walk, my Dance with the Universe, I am discovering so many wonderful attributes of Spirit, of US! There are seven spiritual attributes that if we embody, we can regain our original Spark of Life. These seven Spirits are Truth, Freedom, Harmony, Unity and the Sacred Flame of Love, that Love known in the Trinity of Love and Light and Peace. Today, on Hummingbird Day I am embodying the Spirit of Light.

The definition of Light is – the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible, synonyms being illumination, brightness, luminescence, shining, luster, glow, brilliance, radiance and many more. Another definition being: a SOURCE of illumination. We are Light Beings. Our cells are sustained with Light. We must have the Sun to live. Drawing from Dr. Joe Dispenza’s BLOG, we come to understand Biophotons: The Light in Our Cells. Joe explains that biophotons were once considered byproducts of chemical reactions within our DNA. He then goes on to explain that we now know that the biophotons that are emitted from our cells are actually highly coherent energy that may be responsible for the operation of our biological system.

This is very interesting since my Spiritual Walk brought me to look at Lyra in which Vega is located, the zero point of the magnitude system – the UBV photometric system. Photometry is the science of the measurement of LIGHT, in terms of its perceived brightness to the human eye and the photon being the elementary particle of LIGHT. Vega is the zero point of luminescence. If we are Light Beings, trillions of cells filled with biophotons, then perhaps we are connected to Vega. Our Twin Flame, our Higher Self, or Spiritual Self is believed to be at Vega.

Looking deeper into the Trinity of Love, Light and Peace, one can find a Spiritual connection to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost (Spirit). Love is the beginning, creation. From this Love, comes Light (Us and all other creations on Earth) and when we connect with our Spirit, we WILL find Peace. Then we will ignite our Rainbow Lights (Chakras) and walk with the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of Freedom, the Spirit of Harmony, the Spirit of Unity and the Trinity of Love and Light and Peace and be filled with the sweet nectar, the Waters, the Saps of TRUE EXISTENCE.

Heal your Rainbow Lights and connect to your SPIRIT with help from the Lucia Light. A demonstration will be available on February 19th. See the event post on Gateway to Possibility’s Facebook Page for more information or to sign up. Let your LIGHT SHINE!

The Spirit of LIGHT
The Spirit of LIGHT

Dancing with The Universe

January 16, 2019

As many of you know, I have begun a “Dance with the Universe”. On this journey, I am discovering so many wonderful things about our planet, our solar system, our universe, our bodies and most intriguing, our ancestors.

Mother Earth has so many gifts for us. I know the power of herbs in healing and in our diets. I am also aware of the power of crystals. What I HAVE learned, however, is the TRUE magic found ALL around us ALL the time. When I look at plants, trees, animals, rocks, minerals, clouds, air, fire, water and soil, taking all the elements into account….my dance becomes a celebration! I am learning that everything around us, including the clouds, are ancestors to us and are living beings of SPIRIT, of ENERGY, of LIGHT and VIBRATION.

I am also learning that our Solar System is a living, spiritual being as well, every planet, every star, the Milky Way and even the ether all around. These Planets and Stars have aspects and energies that affect us. The Moon itself can affect us, especially knowing how it moves the oceans and knowing we are mostly water ourselves. The Moon can trigger deep emotions within us, as it is a feminine energy tied into our Emotional body. The Sun is a more powerful masculine aspect that gives us our ENERGY, our DRIVE to do, to BE. However, with that energy and drive comes PASSION – which is feminine. We must have both to succeed, we must be BALANCED.

I have also discovered that our Universe is made up of this balanced masculine and feminine energy constantly creating, constantly LOVING into being more and more with PASSION. There is so much more that we will never know about the Universe, it is INFINITE. We are discovering more and more galaxies within our Universe and the more we open our minds, the more possibilities there are! The Gateways are endless…..

Our bodies are like little Universes in themselves. Within each of us exists our own Solar System with 7 stars of imperishable flames. We are wheels of LIGHT walking in a physical body. We have 7 stars (actually more than this, but 7 major) – CHAKRAS of LIGHT, ENERGY and VIBRATION in our body. Every organ is an energy body in itself, full of cells that talk to one another! Within our body is an entire Universe of ENERGY, LIGHT and VIBRATION. We also are constantly creating with PASSION our desires, LOVING into being all that is around us personally, because CREATOR is a part of us!

Lastly, but most inspiring is dancing with our Ancestors. When most people think of ancestors, they think of their family tree. What if I told you, your Ancestor IS a TREE! Knowing and understanding the WEB of LIFE and our connection to ALL that is…..has been the most fascinating discovery on this journey. I KNOW we are connected, but hearing the messages that our Ancestors have to share with us is opening many more Gates of Possibility not only for healing our bodies, but also our planet, Mother Earth and our entire Solar System. I am posting videos of my discoveries on the Gateway to Possibility Facebook page. Check them out to learn more!

Dancing with The Universe
Dancing with The Universe

Happy New Moon!

January 7, 2019

January’s New Moon was yesterday, January 5th. This new moon was accompanied with a partial Solar Eclipse. As many of you know, a New Moon is the perfect time to set intentions for the month. The power of the moon takes these intentions and begins to manifest them as the moon waxes, or impregnates your intention. Then comes the Full Moon in which we let go of whatever is no longer serving our life purpose in order to make room for the new intention to manifest in our life. The cool thing about this New Moon is that the Solar Eclipse brings to a close something in our life that we have been working on. Therefore, we have a chance to make a great transformation in our life this month and over the next few months! We are being given a chance to REALLY manifest in our life right now!

While I dance with the Universe, I am discovering so many WONDERFUL things! This moon is called the Grandfathers Moon, and the stargate that opens (potential to grow spiritually) is WISDOM. Imagine that – Wisdom under a Grandfather’s Moon! Also this moon began under Capricorn, where strength and determination reside! How perfect could this be! What a magnificent gift the Universe has given us. However, we must be willing to let go of what we no longer need, resolve what ever was brought to light at the Eclipse. This can be difficult for some, especially if they are attached to what they need to give up, or are not aware of the light of the eclipse, or are unaware that we have help – always!

The Grandfather’s Moon also opens the stargate of Wisdom. Standing Elk writes in his book that Many Faces said, “From the East, the People may receive the Sacred Wisdom, Enlightenment, and the Knowledge that will transform their worlds.” Then he goes on to say, “The access to Sacred Wisdom is through the expression of your choices, and this is the power that Free Will grants.” What a wonderful discovery for me at this, the perfect time to make some major choices in my life. Now is the time to GO BIG! Don’t hold back on your DREAMS! The color of this gate is violet, the color of the crown chakra, which is the chakra of today, as well as the color of the day, violet.

The Crown is our connection to the Creator. It is our direct line – another wonderful connection to this New Moon, as we set intentions, using our crown chakra through prayer, as well as our heart. Violet is also our ancestor, Holy Amethyst, who brings us a better understanding of the Universal Law of Light, Sound and Vibration – the law I am reflecting on today. Amethyst, a very healing stone, is always available and helping us. This violet presence reminds us that our VIBRATION is our passport to the stars. It goes on to say that the VIBRATION of your CHOICE does lift you into higher planes of Light and Peace. Or, that VIBRATION may lower you to that Karma of your desire. There is that word again, CHOICE. This IS freewill, The Universal Law I am studying this entire month. What choices will you make? What intentions are you going to set this month? How about for the year?

Now is the time to search your heart and truly ask, what makes me happy? What brings JOY into my life? THEN set those intentions, under this powerful Grandfathers Moon offering us WISDOM.

Dancing with The Universe
Dancing with The Universe

Dance With Me!

January 2, 2019

Hello to all those beautiful souls who find this Blog! You are my family and I welcome you. Happy New Year to each one of you! Today we begin not only a brand new day, but also a brand new year. I made a decision several months ago after finding a video from Chief Golden Light Eagle (Loren Zephier) on Facebook to complete a quest called the EarthStar Way. It is a 13 MOON walk honoring and celebrating our ancestors and the Creator.

As many of you are aware, the Moon goes through a cycle of waxing and waning every 28 days. It begins as a New Moon in which the Moon is in conjunction with the Sun and invisible from Earth. This means that the Sun and the Moon are in alignment in the sky. The probability of this happening by chance… EVERY 28 days… is nil in my book. It is the beginning of our creation if you have read Genesis. It is proof of the Creator’s existence for me. There are 13 Moons in a calendar year.

The calendar is a tool that we created to help us as we dance (play the game of life) here on Earth. Before there were calendars, people simply knew the seasons and “time” by observing our sky, the stars and the Sun and the Moon. The Moons actually had names! It is quite fascinating and something worth looking into if you are interested. The Moon that I began my walk with is the Buffalo Moon which was the New Moon on December 7. With each New Moon, a portal to greater spiritual understanding and growth can be opened with intent. The Buffalo Moon was aligned with the ENERGY of Purification. It vibrates to the Universal Law of Innocence, Truth and Family. The note for the month was C and in our physical body it is the Big Toe. It is my intention as I “DANCE” with the universe and all of it’s majesty, to open myself to this ENERGY, this VIBRATION with each New Moon.

The New Moon can be seen as a new beginning each month. Learning and understanding more about the Earth, our ancestors and it’s mysteries are what I am most excited about. I am simply sharing with you all what I am discovering as I walk this path. If something does not resonate with you, let it go….. if it calls to you, look into it, research it. We have wonderful tools for exploring information and I suggest you use them all, including YOUR HEART! Look within, think for yourself and grow with me! Each of us are on our OWN path, let us encourage each other and everyone honor each others TRUTH.

For today, I have learned that it is Red-Tailed Hawk Day. The day aligns with the planet Mars. The color for today is light blue, like our beautiful sky! This color is also associated with the throat chakra or STAR. The name of this chakra is Vishudda. The sound that resonates and helps to heal it is “HUM”….imagine that! The essence for today is Harmony. Our ancestor for today is Aloha! From the book The Symbols:

“O peoples, ‘Aloha and Peace’ to you. Understand that within you is great possibility. You are Stewards and Guardians of Earth”

For more information about the symbols go to Loren Zephier on Facebook and watch the videos that have been posted about these Universal Laws from August 9, 2018. There are 12 videos about these Laws and more about the 12:12 and 13:13 teachings. You may also go to www.starknowledege.org

Dance With Me!
Dance With Me!

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