Posts Tagged ‘transformation’

6,000 Year Old Cave Painting Found in US

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

After exploring 1000 caves in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and West Virginia, the multidisciplinary Cave Archaeology Research Team (CART), led by Dr. Jan F. Simek, professor of Science & Anthropology at the University of Tennessee has found over 44 above ground petroglyphs and 50 dark zone cave paintings ranging in age from 500 to 6000 years old. (Dark zones in caves are where there is no light and the temperature remains constant.)

A monumental discovery, many of these paintings often depict a shamanic cosmology consisting of three worlds (upper, middle & lower) representing a multidimensional realm of Spirit and a potential for spiritual growth.

Represented by celestial bodies, forces and mythic figures that influenced humanity in many ways, the Upper World was often drawn in red ocher while ordinary plants, animals and people symbolized the Middle World.  Marked by fish and birds the Lower Realms showed that it was possible to re-emerge from the under world after transformation and renewal.

Dr. Simke and his colleagues feel that the cliff and cave art are somehow connected.  Other images discovered depict mythological images such as serpents and circles or humans engaged in hunting and magical activities.

 

Right Use of Will: What is it?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

We all know that when we exercise our personal Will we are using self-discipline to motivate us to take charge of our behavior. Aligned with our ego and desires, this form of Will assists our intellect to consciously decide the best course of action.

When we align our personal will with Divine Will our life becomes infused with spiritual energy that works toward our spiritual growth, transformation and enlightenment. Allowing us to grow unconditional love embodied with Spirit, this Right Use of Will helps us move toward our Divine potential, by accelerating our evolutionary path, through an expanded consciousness and higher purpose in life.

 

How to Connect with Divine Will

Yearn to do so

Have Gratitude

Prayer

Meditation

Chanting

Conscious Breathing

Surrendering to a Higher Power

Enjoying the Beauty in Nature

Connecting with your Higher Self

Following your Heart

 

Once you have achieved this spiritual resonation, you will be able to shine your Light within to others.

 

About the Author… Barbara-Lynn Freed has over twenty years experience as a Spiritual Healer and works with clients to help them heal their core issues, raise their consciousness and create inner peace.  To find out more about her practice and to make an appointment see her website.

 

 

Honoring Our Ancestors

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

The tradition of honoring the Ancestors has been ongoing for thousands of years in many countries all over the world. However here in the West, we usually find this to be a foreign concept because this practice is no longer in our cultural memory. Here we are intent on objectifying the world, and concentrating on the new. Yet when we tap into our spiritual memory, truly connect with our bodies, and live in Right Relationship, honoring our ancestors simply becomes a natural part of life.

Who Are Our Ancestors?

Although the ancestral world can be defined as  All Our Relations or the collective of humanity who came before us, many prefer to narrow this realm down to their family lineage.

Why Should We Connect With Our Ancestors?

Working with your ancestors can create both personal growth and transformation by healing past, present and future familial patterns. Our ancestors can also become a great source of guidance, wisdom, and support in our everyday life.

Who Can Work With the Ancestors?

As long as you have the willingness to do so, anyone can work with his or her ancestral line.

How Do We Work With Our Ancestors?

Because some ancestors may need healing, it’s usually best to first create sacred space with your favorite deity,  and then thank them for only contacting you with  your deceased relatives that serve Love and Light. Then you can honor your lineage simply through acknowledgement, or by building an altar where you can maintain a relationship.

We can also learn from our Hispanic brothers/sisters who celebrate all who have come before, each November 2nd, on the Day of the Dead. Here, everyone goes to the cemetery for a grand party of eating, dancing, singing and well wishes for their deceased relatives.

 

 About the Author…
 Barbara-Lynn Freed has over twenty years experience in Shamanism and teaches a 3 year Shamanic apprenticeship called Resurrecting the Old Ways:  Walking the Land & Honoring the Spirits in Right Relationship.  To find out more about this program and how to sign-up see her website.

Totem: Caterpillar

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Boy! this summer sure has been prolific with caterpillar eggs.  With all this heat I’ve been out watering my vegie and flower gardens early every morning to keep my plants flourishing.  While the hose is on drip at their roots, I search my tomatoes and peppers for signs of predators. And everyday I find a new smattering of eggs that have been laid on those tender leaves.  Working with  the same method  I use to deal with aphids, I simply pluck off the infected leaves and throw them onto the lawn.

With all our inner and global transformation going on right now, perhaps Mother Nature is simply reflecting this through her creature’s activities.  As you may already know, the caterpillar tranforms into a moth or butterfly after a stage of metamorphosis.

So if caterpillar has crawled into your garden of life, make note of the most important issues eating at you, and take the opportunity to find healthy solutions, for Caterpillars message says… whatever is ailing you, smooth sailing is ahead.  Simply take some time to turn inward to reflect and contemplate a viable answer for your current difficulties. In this way you can transform obstacles into a beautiful new way of being.

Pluto in Capricorn

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

In December, thank goodness, there are no major planetary configurations happening.  This means we can all take a breather and process all the deep, emotional activity of the summer months and fall.

So I have decided to talk a little about Pluto’s journey through Capricorn, and what it means for us, since this planetary/sign combination will be with us for the next 13 years.

Capricorn is an earth sign that works with structure, authority, accomplishment and material security.  Pluto works with transformation, by first tearing all the old patterns down, and then like the phoenix, building new patterns from the ashes.

In the last two years that we have had this planetary/sign combination, we have seen in this country, the beginnings of an economic meltdown through high unemployment, foreclosures, and stock market crashes, and a testing of corporate and government leaders globally.  We can only wonder what our world will be like in the coming years.

When we apply Pluto in Capricorn to our birthcharts, we call this a transit.  Simply look at your chart to see  the house(s) where Capricorn is located.  Right now Pluto is at five degrees Capricorn.  This will indicate the place in your life where you will undergo enormous change in next 13 years.  Pluto will strip away your fears, and self-deceptions, making way for your true authentic self to come alive.

Also check to see if Pluto is near (conjoining), squaring, or opposing any other planets in your chart, for these transits will also have a profound influence in your transformational work.

The following guide will help you understand some of the changes and challenges you will be going through in the years ahead.

1st House –  Individuality and self-image
2nd House – Self worth, self-esteem, values, earnings
3rd House – Communication
4th House – Soul growth, inner emotions, family
5th House – Self expression, inner child, romance
6th House – Inner actualization, health, service, routines
7th House – Marriage, partnerships in general
8th House – Therapy, empowerment, joint resources
9th House – Higher consciousness & education, philosophy of life, travel, legal issues
10th House – Career, leadership, ambition
11th House – Goals, dreams, friendships, groups, working with the collective
12th House – hidden psychological aspects of yourself, spirituality, meditation, seclusion