Transcript of A Timely Message

December Sun

“Systems are created based on the needs and beliefs of the people; the outside world mirrors the collectives’ beliefs about themselves.

”Historically, all systems built up to this point in time have been hierarchical, from kingdoms, oligarchies, to modern republics because people did not own responsibility for their personal power to live sustainably and maintain their own well-being. They gave power away to an outside source to take care of them. Ultimately, this has lead to revolutions where the current power is ousted only to be replaced with another outside power.

“If we can’t communicate diplomatically and find sustainable solutions within our own families, intimate relationships, and social circles, how do we expect to manage as a country, as a globe?

“Many more crises are coming down the pipe at an accelerated rate because it’s time that we evolve, become more conscious of our personal power, and work together. We are mammals, meaning we are social beings who shine best when we cooperate as communities in order to survive and thrive. The crises are here to help us awaken to our truth, our power, and our ability to respond (i.e. “response-ability”). The system coming into being will be a reflection of how we handle all these crises.

“Body, e-motions (energy-in-motion) and mind must be aligned – this is where the inner work begins. Starting with the body: It is a mirror of all that has been taken in, food and drink, encoded into your DNA. To create the ideal body consume the colors of the rainbow in fruit and veggie ([Skittles 🌈 is not a food, just sayin’]… Fruits, seeds and plants will increase the photon light in the body as they are the result of photosynthesis.

“To increase the capacity and balance of the mind one must regularly tune into the heartbeat and breath. The mouth is for eating, the nose is for breathing; breathe thru the nose, long slow inhales and exhales while holding the breath about 5 seconds between each breath. Fill the lower lobes of the lungs with each inhale: This will oxygenate the body, balance the emotions and physical. Heartfelt laughter is very therapeutic. Find the humor in everyday challenges.

“2020 was the start of a planetary reset. Everything that hasn’t worked up till now is being reviewed as part of the collectives’ ‘final exams’. Those who do the internal work will pass to a new level of consciousness. Yes, it will be uncomfortable, and even hurt at times. Intense pressure over periods of time is what changes coal into diamonds. Matter needs pressure in order to grow.

“A virus is the tiniest being in our biological world, the perfect bio-machine that replicate its DNA in the host DNA. The host adapts to the virus DNA because they are now united with the virus DNA. The mechanism of the virus is to improve overall biology. Since the inception of earth bacteria and viruses have helped us constantly improve. Without illness we wouldn’t be here. The virus is a tool for global evolution. The mind can think about states of blissful higher consciousness and happiness, but for the physical body to join in those states it is pushed by the intelligence of Nature. The environment makes a difficult passage for the body to overcome so that the information will be recorded in the cellular memory and strengthen the body going forward.

“‘Corona’ means crown. This virus is helping us to reconnect with the crown chakra, the ‘I Am’ within each cell of the human body. For us it is a crisis because of the way we have been living, but for the Earth it is a symptom of evolution. The virus’ message to humanity:

Go home, think about what you as a species have done for these past centuries. Personally, think about what you have done these past number of years. What do you want to become of this planet? Do you even want to be on this planet?

Nature says, “We need to improve, we need to adapt.” The planet is indifferent to our needs. Earth and all species are ready and moving to a new level of consciousness. For humans to join in that process we have to upgrade our bodies, our thinking, and our way of being on Earth.

“Everything that exists in the universe is simply a projection of the One mind (Source, God, etc), the singularity of reality. Therefore, every thing in Creation is also the Creator, in their own fashion. We are projections, reflections of the One and only Truth. If we reside in a state of incoherence (body/ mind/ spirit imbalance) we will not manifest a higher consciousness reality, rather we will manifest according to our belief in lack and this will be what projects into our manifestation. While our ego may think we lack something that needs to be fulfilled it may not resonate with what our heart, body and soul needs. What ends up manifesting may not make us happy and fulfilled because it wasn’t done from a place of body/mind/emotional balance.

“Purposefully manifesting is an effortless flow is achieved through balanced body/mind/spirit. Begin by acknowledging you ARE Creator, everything you need is within you, and you are not lacking. You create because you enjoy creating.

“Re-member yourself, collect all your lost soul parts in the name of love and know that you need nothing from any other being, for you ARE everything and everyone. Be your Higher Self.

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Loosely translated from the video link of Matias De Stefano’s YT presentation (below).

Please give him a listen and a “Like”. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Best wishes!

✨❤️

Keep Your Hummybird Feeders Thawed This Winter

Homemade hummybird feeder!

Last year I attempted to keep the hummybird feeder warm by dragging a long extension cord to the base of the Japanese Maple tree where their feeder was quickly freezing. I put an electric heating pad under a towel inside of a 10 gallon aquarium. Added a few holiday lights and put the feeder on the towel. That worked! It was a little cumbersome and required regular check-ups to make sure the heating pad was still on. This year I tried a new idea!

Wanting to see the hummies in action closer to the house I pulled a ceramic, strawberry pot over, sat it on the outdoor table, stuffed it with larger lights (they stay quite warm) and placed a saucer on the top. The feeder shown in the photo was never really their favorite and I concluded it must be the design; it lacked a place for them to stand and rest. Thankfully the local trees had dropped plenty of twigs which I converted into a ring that could rest around the feeder. The rocks were added to give a more stable setting for the feeder to sit on. It’s a beautiful arrangement to look at from inside the warm, cozy house. The feeding water never freezes, and we have the pleasure of watching our micro, iridescent friends zip in and out to feed and rest in a protected, covered setting.

Do you have some creative solutions to feeding your feathered friends during the winter days? Would love to hear from you!

💙 Blueberry Hot Toddy 💙

Yum!

A very tasty, flexible winter drink to warm the tummy and delight the tastebuds!

Ingredients: 1 cup apple juice, 1/4 cup wild blueberries, a dash of ginger powder, nib of ghee (butter), nib of honey. In a blender combine apple juice and blueberries first to make a liquid mixture, pour into a saucepan and warm on the stovetop. Add remaining ingredients.

Super easy to make, and you can add or subtract ingredients to flavor as you like❣️ Enjoy! ❄️✨😊

One Foot In This World, One Foot In the Next

A “Goth” arrangement, by Calico Florals

At this time of year when, as our ancestors would say, there is a “thinning of the veils between this world and the next,” when Nature unabashedly undresses before our eyes and goes to rest in the Underworld, I felt it timely to discuss this thing called “death”.

People often speak to me of their pains, limitations, and fears during bodywork sessions – a verbal purging of all the life stuff that brought them to this place of suffering and, hopefully, to healing. Some will even discuss their trepidation around the topic of death and tell me whose recent passing they are processing, whether a beloved human or pet. I am honored to hold space for such discussions because I understand how cringy people get around the topic in most social circles. For me talking about death flows like talking about weather. Perhaps I had a few too many close-calls, or experiences of brushing up against things that don’t make any sense in 3D reality. Whatever the reasons, I recognize that people need a safe harbor to discuss such matters.

For some time I have questioned whether, in this technologically advanced society, we are truly living longer or just dying slower? Then I’ve wondered: Is it easier to live or die? Some readers might ask, “What does she mean easier to die, no one wants to die?” True, most people don’t want to die, but the collective’s fear of it – particularly from 2020 till now has shown me just how prominent this topic is in our minds. Media’s talking heads babbling 24-7, rattling non-stop death statistics, their crimson red news banners spilling dire emergencies and death tolls on every channel and website. Yet not a single soul will sit down and discuss the matter at the family dinner table. Clearly, our western culture, devoid of its shamanic roots and mentors for life’s rites of passage is spiritually ill-equipped and inadequately educated to handle the topic. Hardly surprising, considering how masterfully the cultural engineers have convinced us we can simply distract that pesky news with excess entertainment and medication. It doesn’t really hit home till someone close to our heart is suddenly no more. How do we remove the taboo of embracing death, and how do we talk openly about the mystical realms that are ever-present yet seemingly out of reach till we reach that last breath?

Julia Assante, PhD, intuitive, and mystic has researched this topic with great care in her book, “The Last Frontier | Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming Our Fear of Death”. She believes strongly we need to focus more on the invigorating and transformational moments before and during the transition from this world to the next, and cultivate meditative states while we’re healthy and cognitive. The “afterlife,” she says, “isn’t really ‘after life’ at all, because there is also the state of pre-birth, and the non-physical realms that exist your whole life.” Her book offers numerous cases of near death experiences, talking with spirits of the deceased, and preparing for one’s own journey.



Likewise, John Lerma, MD, in-patient medical director for the Medical Center of Houston wrote a most inspiring book, “Into the Light | Real Life Stories About Angelic Visits, Visions of the Afterlife, and Other Pre-Death Experiences”. A very beautiful book, filled with heart-touching accounts of his journey honoring the integrity and wishes of terminally-ill people moving from physical to spirit while under his hospice care. Highly recommended!



These are a but a small sampling of the numerous books available to folks looking for answers, who suddenly find themselves in the position of facing death or that of a loved one. While not included in this blog I would add there are many, many great YT videos covering NDE’s (Near-Death Experiences); accounts given by those who’ve touched upon the other side and returned to tell about it. People (and animals) who are facing their end days need support and, likewise, those left behind – especially if they’ve no prior experience in this realm – are in need of solace, education, and comfort in handling the monumentally taxing event. They are the ones who will be delegated to carry the emotional stress, loss of sleep, legal paperwork, and daunting medical decisions.

I have an acquaintance who recently had to make all the hospice then funeral arrangements for her sister who passed from stage IV lung cancer. Meanwhile, her dad has stage IV cancer, her mom has progressed Alzheimer’s, and her elderly neighbor friend just lost his wife. He is now living alone, lost and depressed and she worries for him. She was so distraught on our first meeting it seemed like she wanted to cry from the weight of it all but couldn’t. There were too many pressing, practical matters to address. Once she returned from her sister’s Celebration of Life she confided that perhaps she will train to become a Death Doula after all is said and done. Considering the amount of experience she’ll have from handling so many transitions in her family I should think she’ll make an excellent doula! There are now plenty of online resources for this burgeoning field, which is actually quite exciting and quite overdue! For example, there’s the National End-of-Life Alliance (NEDA) which appears to have just about every resource one could need. Their mission statement, vision and goals:

Mission Statement:
NEDA seeks to inspire positive, creative change in American death practices by creating high standards, ethical and practical guidelines, and rich networking opportunities for all EOLDs, resulting in meaningful experiences for the dying, their caregivers, and the agencies involved.
Our Vision:
To create a cultural shift where trained EOL doulas are welcomed at the bedside of every death as part of the natural continuum of care for the dying
To integrate EOL doula concepts into accepted mainstream practices
To provide inclusive support of all EOL doulas and trainers who meet ethical and conduct standards
To achieve status for EOL doulas as qualified practitioners who provide appropriate, integrative, and ethical care at end of life
To enjoy the same professional and economic standing as others offering end-of-life services
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Our Values:
We value EOL doulas who provide non-medical, holistic support and comfort to the dying person and their family, which may include education and guidance as well as emotional, spiritual or practical care.
We value and respect the diverse voices and viewpoints of all doulas, trainers, and others whose practices honor the individual traditions, heritages, experiences and unique needs of the dying, and their loved ones.
We value a cultural environment that encourages the potential for healing exchanges between doulas and the dying, the family, and the healthcare team as part of the life-death process.
We embrace the Doula Model of Care that recognizes the need for ethical, compassionate care for all, and emphasizes empowering, non-judgmental support to maximize the self-determination of the individual and honor significant others and family as part of the circle of care.
We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. To this end, we strive to create an environment that is welcoming to all, and where each person feels accepted, included, seen, heard, valued, and safe. We pledge ourselves to developing and maintaining an environment that recognizes, understands, and appreciates the impact of differences such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, education, age, sexual/affectional orientation, physical ability, language, political affiliation, economic status, immigrant/citizenship status, military experience, and legal position.


Another resource that comes with book and very affordable course is offered by psychologist, psychotherapist, sophrologist, (and fellow druid), Philip Carr-Grom, which is called, “The Seven Valleys”. I am hoping to take this course soon and find new ways to view the journey that my western upbringing so woefully lacks.

In Philip’s website he describe it as follows:
“…[an] ancient Sufi story, adapted to a modern form, which can be used for psycho-spiritual development, and which has also been used for the past forty or so years as a way of preparation for a peaceful transition at death into the next world.”

In my heart of hearts I honestly feel it is time we grew up, initiated ourselves, and open our hearts once again to the realms that birthed us into the physical and receive us with open arms at our exit. Demystifying, embracing and honoring the death process has the potential to profoundly change the consciousness of our species. Isn’t it about time?



More about:

Julia Assant, PhD
https://www.juliaassante.com/conscious-dying-or-suicide-what-is-the-difference/

John Lerma, MD
https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-lerma-ph-m-d-71166734

Death Doula / NEDA
https://www.nedalliance.org/

Calico Florals Flower Arrangements
on IG: calico.florals

Dance, Cry, Laugh, Hug, Howl at the Moon, Tell Stories, and (most importantly) Stay Human!

It’s not that I relish performing live before an audience. To be honest I’m very reclusive, as most artists probably are. Yet standing before a crowd, baring my musical soul, dance, and voice – vocally or through my horns – always felt like necessary medicine in overcoming stage fright, singing my truth, and expressing my frequency, if you will.

Yours truly in the field with my saxy friends!

Not everyone wants to sing, play an instrument, dance, or tell stories, yet we’re intrinsically drawn to watch and enjoy and those who do. Why is this? Are we supporting one another through an invisible field of human energy when we gather to share in these art forms? Are we healing one another of deeply entrenched wounds when we hear each other’s voices and see each other swirl, twirl and move like the cosmic forces that birthed our galaxy?

“Twirling”, by Ricky Barnard

While we may not consciously know it, our voice frequencies are affecting the atmosphere and people around us, and with every spoken word and sound we share very intimate information. Sherry Edwards, vocal profiler/ researcher at Sound Health Options understands this well when she said:

“Your voice can be used as a holographic representation of all that you are, right down to the depths of your genetic make-up. Your Voice is being used to reveal what nutrients you really need; what muscle are you likely to injure within the next 30 days; who you are, really, deep down, at your soul level.”

-Sharry Edwards

Children who sing or talk to themselves amuse and awaken our own inner child. Adults who sing and talk to themselves are considered in society’s eyes to be off-kilter. At what point did we shut off our inner child and decide we’re so “woke”, so grown-up we don’t need to hum to the clouds, sing to flowers, or give our body a voice so it can be heard? It’s a sad society of fearful programming who tells us we are not healers, when in truth it is our voices that weave and sing a supportive web of soul medicine.

“The Language of Flowers III”, by Jasmine Becket

“Singing is letting your inner-child whistle despite the surrounding storm. It’s a humming, a vibration of the soul that recalibrates the negative energy of a place into a healthy song. Like dancing, it’s a performance, a rendering of the crucibles and vicissitudes of life through poetic verse before a live audience.”

– G. McZee

Before the advent of computers, paper, pen and such it was the oral traditions that kept a culture alive. It was the storytellers, elders rich with life experience, medicine men & women of everyone’s ancestry who spoke over campfire tales of heroes, treacherous journeys across vast terrain, and spirits of nether worlds who interacted with us, helping to expand our creativity and our understanding of where we came from. Their stories kept us humble, malleable, courageous and relevant. Who is writing our story now? The media? The policy-makers? Where are the elders at this time? Have they been shunned and made to feel obsolete? We must find the time and curiosity to re-member ourselves as the great life journeyers we are! Find your storytellers or, better yet, begin writing yours! You never know who just might be waiting for your baton to give them strength in pursuing their own voice.

“We are social creatures who need each other to survive. Similarly, we are storytelling creatures who need stories to survive…. Maybe we’ll understand it, maybe not. Enchant us with your story anyway. Sing your newfound truth anyway. Dance your unique dance anyway. Because you never know whose soul may need reanimating.”

– G. McZee
Ani Williams

You may have noticed a number of quotes in this blog came from Gary Z. McGee, former Navy Intelligence Specialist turned philosopher. I wish to give him honorable recognition for inspiring today’s blog, and helping me find my voice on this beautiful autumn day. Please take a moment and read his link below at Fractal Enlightenment.

May you dance on!

Sources:
https://fractalenlightenment.com/37870/spirituality/four-shamanic-questions-to-reanimate-the-soul
https://soundhealthoptions.com/
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/twirling-ricky-barnard.html
https://strangeling.com/shop/fine-art-prints/language-flowers-iii-irises/
https://aniwilliams.com/

Can Woolly Bear Predict Winter?

Woolly Bear at the barn!

Can Woolly Bear Caterpillar’s coloring predict winter’s chill and length? According to folklore, yes! According to modern science, no. 😁

So let’s all take a little time from our busy schedule’s, romp gently through local forests and open fields to find our Woolley Bear friend and observe its colors and coat. Then let’s note how winter goes in our respective regions and share notes! The photo above is one I took while at the barn, and unfortunately I don’t remember which way the Woolley was traveling. According to the excerpt below (credit to weather.gov) it matters which end is which for predicting the winter weather’s intensity at the beginning or end of season! Of course, that same source was quick to deny any factuality to the Woolley coat and winter predictions. Ah well, it’s more fun to listen and watch Nature and make our own observations. 🔎👀🐛

“According to folklore, the amount of black on the woolly bear in autumn varies proportionately with the severity of the coming winter in the locality where the caterpillar is found. The longer the woolly bear’s black bands, the longer, colder, snowier, and more severe the winter will be. Similarly, the wider the middle brown band is associated with a milder upcoming winter. The position of the longest dark bands supposedly indicates which part of winter will be coldest or hardest. If the head end of the caterpillar is dark, the beginning of winter will be severe. If the tail end is dark, the end of winter will be cold. In addition, the woolly bear caterpillar has 13 segments to its body, which traditional forecasters say correspond to the 13 weeks of winter.

“As with most folklore, there are 2 other versions to this story. The first one says that the woolly bear caterpillar’s coat will indicate the upcoming winter’s severity. So, if its coat is very woolly, it will be a cold winter. The final version deals with the woolly bear caterpillar’s direction of travel of the worms. It is said that woolly bear’s crawling in a southerly direction are trying to escape the cold winter conditions of the north. On the other hand, woolly bear’s crawling on a northward path would indicate a mild winter.”

Ethical Harvesting of Wild Foods

Marjoram Herb

In light of crops trying to adapt to ever-changing climate patterns, and so many extreme weather patterns of late, I have wondered what food cultivation and water supplies will look like over the next number of years. Actually, I’ve wondered this for a couple decades and built a healthy library on the topic, but didn’t have the correct landscape to grow our own food till recently.

Just because one has land doesn’t always mean the soil is healthy, or that water will always be affordable or available, so being flexible and creative is very important. While megalithic corporations are buying up farmland like crazy with who knows what as their next agenda I take heart knowing that wild food grows all around and often has deep tap roots accessing minerals that much of our commercial food (even organic) is missing.

One of my permaculture mentors, Dana O’Driscoll, has written a much more in-depth view of this situation. Below is a little excerpt to invite you in and think about how you would celebrate (and forage) at this time of second harvest! 🙂

Dana says, “One way of cultivating receptivity and honor the harvest is to take up a wild food foraging practice and take a day to go out and seek out wild foods. Wild foods can be found in all settings, from urban to wilderness, and its just a matter of time and building your knowledge. See if you can find enough for to create at least part of a meal. This time of year in Eastern North America, they are particularly abundant–you can find wild apples, hardwood nuts (hickories, chestnuts, butternut, walnuts, hazelnuts, acorns);fall greens (usually there is a second harvest of greens like dandelion); grain harvests (wild amaranth, lambs quarters, or yellow dock); and fall mushrooms (Hen of the Woods, late Chicken of the Woods, Honey Mushrooms, etc). Building an ethical foraging practice and bringing some of this into your regular practice allows for not only a deep knowledge and reverence of nature, but also a way to align with ancient human ancestors and cultivate receptivity.”With any wild food foraging practice, I want to stress the importance of ethical harvest. Offer gratitude and respect to what you are harvesting, seek permission, and monitor wild food populations.”

https://druidgarden.wordpress.com/2021/09/19/wheel-of-the-year-in-the-anthropocene-cultivating-receptivity-at-the-fall-equinox/

Nature Mandala image credit: theDruids Garden.com

# theDruidsGarden.com, # permaculture, # ethcial foraging, # climate change, # cultivate receptivity

Creating Structured Water With the Analemma Wand

My Analemma Wand featuring the walnut case.

I purchased an Analemma Water Wand some months ago when I first listened to an interview between its inventor, Dolf Zantinge, and host Tom Cowan, MD. While I do not pretend to fully understand how quantum physics in the 3D realm operates, my bodywork healing practice of 17 years reveals that a great deal happens in the unseen realms which directly affects people’s health, for better and for worse. When the wand arrived I stirred water that was to be applied to plants and pets; I also treated my own drinking water. A friend of mine purchased a wand at the same time and we both observed that animals (including her wild hummingbirds) couldn’t drink enough of the treated water! Bowls were emptied by the end of the day – that never happened before. She also observed the water fountain her wilds birds visited had to be cleaned almost every other day of algae (since it sat in sunlight most days) but, after treating the water with the wand, algae is history – she barely has to clean the fountain. I noticed our pet’s water bowls do not grow algae anymore either, and their drinking water only gets dirty if they accidentally drop food in it. Proof that something very cool is happening since plants, pets, water fountains and bowls do not know about the water wand or its properties.

I love the concept that what we do to the soil biome of the planet directly affects our internal gut biome which is proving to be a major source of all health and disease depending on bacteria balance. In the first link (below) Dolf and Eric go into great detail about the amazing benefits on agriculture production, animal health, human health, reversed aging in people who drank the wanded water on a regular basis, and how their goal is to make this a planet-wide treatment to restore the balance and well-being of the planet’s elements. I can’t think of a more gracious gift for life on this gorgeous, living, conscious Earth. Please take a listen and I hope you give the Analemma wand a try. I do not receive any financial incentives for sharing this information. My reward is peace of heart and mind knowing that we’re on an upward track to healing the damages done to this planet, especially over the last 100+ years. 🌎

Coherent, Structured Analemma Water with Dolf Zantinge and Eric Laarakker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2Pd0UM_ED0&t=0s

Why cells need “structured water”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr4RN2D2Iy0

Interview Featuring Dolf Zantinge and Tom Cowan, MD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEQ3SznW8y0

Analemma home site:
https://analemma-water.com/

Horses! How They Heal Our Hearts!

Not knowing in early 2020 whether our clinic would/could reopen I chose to expand my education into the field of equine and small animal massage and acupressure. Facing my fear of horses was the biggest hurdle and MAN am I glad I did. Over a year later a true love affair has blossomed that keeps me coming back to help these gentle giants out of pain and suffering, a much too common dilemma for horses that apparently most people are unaware of. Today one of my dear Acutonics® teachers, Jude Ponton, shared the following post from HeartMath Institute which I have now turned into my first blog. Hope you enjoy learning how horses heal us as much as I did! https://soundheartmethod.com/blog/

Three Things You Can Do…

Water’s Edge, photo: Regina Chante

3 things to inspire you to get outta bed each day:

1-Seek novelty.

Have you learned something new lately? Been to a new bioregion? Spent time in Nature? When you seek novelty and find it, lose it, then seek and find it again you’ve increased your dopamine (pleasure hormone) levels fourfold. In other words, the magic of maybe, of uncertainty is what our brains are hardwired for.

2-Make art.

Anything more good, more true, more beautiful that rails against entropy, decay, and the feeling of Groundhog’s Day (movie). It can be a writing a poem, painting a picture, starting a new company, whatever inspires.

3-Help out.

If you can figure out the first two then share it, especially with people who are struggling to make it.

“As simple as these three things sound they have saved me repeatedly from descent into the screaming abyss.” – Jamie Wheal

https://youtu.be/VFkmI4PxnYA