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The Tree of Contemplative Practices

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The Tree of Contemplative Practices

The Tree below  illustrates some of the contemplative practices currently in use in secular organizational and academic settings. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list. Below the Tree you will find links to descriptions of many of these practices as well as a more in-depth description of the Tree and image files for downloading.

Some of the practices on the tree link to further information–either on our website, or on Wikipedia.

The Tree of Contemplative Practices 

 

 

© The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
Concept & design by Maia Duerr; illustration by Carrie Bergman

Activist Practices

Creative Practices

Relational Practices

Ritual/Cyclical Practices

  • Ceremonies and Rituals based in Spiritual or Cultural Traditions
  • Establishing a Sacred/Personal Space
  • Retreats

Stillness Practices

 

Understanding the Tree

On the Tree of Contemplative Practices, the roots symbolize the two intentions that are the foundation of all contemplative practices. The roots of the tree encompass and transcend differences in the religious traditions from which many of the practices originated, and allow room for the inclusion of new practices that are being created in secular contexts.

The branches represent different groupings of practices. For example, Stillness Practices focus on quieting the mind and bodyin order to develop calmness and focus. Generative Practices may come in many different forms but share the common intent of generating thoughts and feelings, such as thoughts of devotion and compassion, rather than calming and quieting the mind. (Please note that such classifications are not definitive, and many practices could be included in more than one category.)

Because this illustration cannot possibly include all contemplative practices, we offer a free download of a blank Tree that you can customize to include your own practices. Activities not included on the tree (including those which may seem mundane, such as gardening or eating) may be understood to be contemplative practices when done with the intent of cultivating awareness and wisdom.

Downloading and Reprinting the Tree

You may use the tree for personal and non-commercial purposes. For example, please feel free to use it to illustrate an academic paper, post it on your blog, or display it in your organization’s meditation room. The Tree of Contemplative Practices is a copyrighted image. Commercial use, including derivative work, is not permitted without permission.

If the tree is published or presented in non-commercial use with our permission, you must mention The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society as the copyright holder of the image (the downloadable files, below, already contain this information as part of the image).

Please contact us at info@contemplativemind.org if you have questions regarding the use of the tree, or if you would like to share with us how you have used it in your work. Thank you!

For printingDownload a 2.6 MB, 8″ x 10″ .jpg image of the Tree of Contemplative Practices (if you require a .pdf or other sizes or formats, please contact us.)

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A Blank Tree for Your Own Practices

Here’s a version of the Tree with the practice and branch names removed, so you can fill it in however you wish.

For printingDownload a 2.2 MB, 8″ x 10″ .jpg image of the blank Tree of Contemplative Practices

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How to Ground and Center

How to Ground and Center

Have you ever heard of someone being referred to as “down to Earth” or “grounded”? Some people seem to have a stability or peace to them that keeps them from getting out of control, or carried away. There are a variety of ways to reach that state, and this is one of them. “Grounding and centering” is a visualization and meditation exercise you can use to focus yourself on the present and learn to feel more whole, more aware. Try it whenever you are stressed, worried, or nervous. The image of a tree evokes feelings of stability and connectedness for many people. This may take some practice, but with diligence you may find that this exercise helps you live in the moment.

Steps

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    Sit in a chair with your feet on the ground to begin. Choose a quiet place without disturbances. As you practice this exercise, you can perform it anywhere.

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    Notice your breathing. Clench your stomach, tighten your muscles and breathe up high in your chest. How does that make you feel? People often say, “anxious,” “tense,” “panicky.” Chest breathing is not deep breathing, and it is often an unconscious reaction to stress or trouble.

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    Relax your stomach and let your breath down into your belly. Imagine it flowing down into your toes as your belly expands. Do you start to feel different? Some people find this sort of deep breathing unnatural. To learn it, put your hand on your belly, breathe so that your belly pushes your hand out. Practice regularly, so that it becomes easy and natural.

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    Close your eyes. Imagine your breath pushing down through the base of your spine, through your feet, like a tree pushing down its roots. Imagine those roots pushing down through the floor and into the soil below. Imagine they can feel something of the quality of the earth, what grows there, and how healthy it is. Push down through the waters under the soil, down through the bedrock, and down into the center. If there’s still any tension or fear, let that go through your “roots”. For some people, imagining that there is a fire at the center of the Earth and throwing negative feelings into the fire helps to make those feelings dissipate.

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    Imagine you can draw some of that fire up. Feel it as the earth’s living creative energy, and bring it up through the rock and the water and the soil. Bring it into yourlegs and feet, like a tree’s roots would draw up water and nutrients.

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    Bring it up your spine and imagine your spine growing like a tree trunk, reaching up to the sky. Bring some fire into your heart, into any place inside you that needs healing or extra energy. As you imagine the growth and energy flowing into you, raise and open your posture and re-focus on your breath.

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    Direct the energy up through your arms and out of your hands, up through your neck and throat and out the top of your head. Visualize branches of energy that reach up to the sky, and let them spread around you and reach back down to touch the earth, creating a protective filter around you. Take a moment, look at that energy web, and notice if there are any places that need to be repaired or strengthened. Send energy in that direction.

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    Imagine the energy of the sun, shining down on your leaves and branches.Breathe deep; draw that energy in. Breathe it down through your leaves and branches, down through your heart and your belly and your hands. Take it in, feed on it like a tree feeds on sunlight.

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    Open your eyes. Look around you. How do you feel? Relaxed? Revitalized? More attentive?

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    Imagine your feet have sticky roots. Let them sink into the earth and then release when you start to move. Walk around a little. Feel connected with the ground. Feel the imaginary roots grip and release.

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    Stretch your arms out to your sides as you move, as far as they’ll go, until you can’t see your hands if you look straight ahead. Now wiggle your thumbs, and slowly bring your arms in until your thumbs are just visible on the edge of yourperipheral vision. Notice how wide your field of vision can be. As you walk, breathing deep,grounded, activate that peripheral vision. Know that you can be aware of what’s going on around you.

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    Come back to stillness. As you breathe, feel where it is in your body this grounded place seems to live, and touch that place. Can you find an image for this grounded state? A word or phrase you can say? When you use these three together—touch, image, and phrase—you create an anchor to help you ground quickly in any situation.

    Tips
  • Remember, the more you practice grounding, the more automatic it becomes. If you take even a few minutes a day to practice, you’ll not only have better energy in your daily life, you’ll be able to ground quickly and instantly when you’re in a tense situation.
  • Notice whether you are making eye contact with the people you pass. Keep breathing, stay grounded, keep your awareness wide, but now also make eye contact with each person you pass. How does it feel to be this present in a situation?
  • If Ground and Center exercises seem to take too long, you may be trying too hard, or you may be achieving Ground and Center without recognizing it. If this happens, do something else for a while and try again later. To Ground and Center is a skill, like any other, which only gets easier with practice, so practice often.

Being a Tree… A Beautiful Shamanic Journey with Linda Lang

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LINDA LANG – Align with the Elements

Emotional Alchemist and Sacred Empath

After a serious health challenge 30 years ago, Linda stepped away from allopathic medicine and delved into alternative health, energy therapies and spiritual teachings.  Her passion for transformative inner work has brought her an awareness of the role that the subconscious mind has in determining our quality of life …  and the incredible wisdom we can access with its assistance. She has become a specialist in shamanic journey work, and is a loving, gentle and powerful guide, leading and encouraging anyone who wishes to travel deeply within for gifts and answers to their own life questions.

Take a beautiful, insightful, fun and fascinating journey into your own deep spaces and enjoy the adventure!

Here is the replay link to my interview with Linda Lang:

Title: Linda Lang on Emboldened Heart

http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=44662305

Linda’s beautiful “Elemental Kingdom Within You” work is completely unique. She has a soothing and reassuring energy that will deeply resonate with you.
Linda has also put together an incredible special package of her work that will touch you deeply, taking you on a journey into the elemental kingdom like no other.  It is described below:
Aligning with the Elements
Linda’s special package is a series of guided Shamanic journeys to help you access your inner world for wisdom and guidance. It is a process that can bring awareness and insight, and it is great fun!
Taking a Shamanic journey is similar to entering the dream world. It allows the opportunity to consciously experience what is held in your unconscious mind. Sometimes you have access to very specific and direct information, but most often your journey is symbolic and includes hidden messages. In fact, everything in your journey is a symbol of some aspect of you or your life. If you take the time to interpret it—even just the major symbols— you can receive great insights.
Each journey can be taken over and over again, helping you to work through real life issues or receive guidance and understanding for your spiritual growth. The journeys are intended to be used for self-exploration and awareness, leading to transformation, but you can also use them for relaxation or just for fun.
This downloadable package consists of 8 audio mp3s (including seven guided journeys and 1 invocation) and a beautiful 53-page workbook in pdf format. She also includes three relaxing and healing guided meditations in mp3 format as a BONUS.
Aligning with the Elements (mp3 audios)
Journey titles include:
  • Invocation
  • Journey to your Heart Temple
  • Meet your Journey Guide
  • Journey to the Air Kingdom
  • Journey to the Water Kingdom
  • Journey to the Fire Kingdom
  • Journey to the Earth Kingdom
  • Journey to the Ethers
Bonus mp3 audios:
  • Sacred Chakra Meditation
  • Being Tree
  • River of Relation
Within the journeys, you have the opportunity to communicate with your guide(s) to ask for clarity about your experience or other aspects of your life. It is also possible to communicate with the symbols themselves and directly ask them their meaning.
You can access Linda’s special offer package here:
Take advantage of this very special opportunity to journey deeply with yourself, and discover the wonderful elements inside of YOU!

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I want the very best for you! I want to help you open the doors to achieve more love, more peace, more abundance, more light, more of whateverYOUR HEART DESIRES!

Warm Regards,

Malinda Zarate

EMBOLDENED HEART

It’s Time NOW to Relinquish Struggle, Limitation, Deprivation and Failure with the help of DaKara Kies

It’s TRANSFORMATIONAL!

DaKara Kies

Relinquish Struggle, Limitation, Deprivation and Failure

Gift yourself with the opportunity to RELINQUISH ALL STRUGGLE IN YOUR LIFE!

DaKara’s work is absolutely remarkable! She will take you through two powerful healing activations during this call.
VISIONARY AND ENERGY HEALER, DaKARA KIES SHARES INFORMATION AND CLEARING TO HELP YOU  TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE BY RELINQUISHING STRUGGLE.

Here’s the Replay Link for my interview with DaKara Kies:

Title: DaKara Kies on Emboldened Heart

http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=50541465

Heart Point Technique is a Spiritual Energy Healing modality brought forth to the planet by Divine Mother.  Come and learn easy, simple and fast techniques to change your energy and your life!

  • Live healing and transformation using Heart Point Technique to transform the energy of Struggle!
  • Do you have a Gatekeeper holding the energy of Struggle?  if so… let’s move it on! (what or who is holding you back?)
  • Are you ready to activate the part of your brain that is pre-programmed to shine?
  • Ready to step into the energy of flow so you can flourish?

Don’t miss this OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO BENEFIT AND LEARN FROM THIS INCREDIBLE SPECIAL GUEST!

DaKara has also put together an awesome and life-changing special offer package of her work called “Relinquish, Realign and Receive” which she is offering at an 80% discount! 

You can use this link to purchase DaKara’s Special Offer, described below:

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During this 2-two hour class we will dive deeper into releasing the energies that are holding you back.
What are you struggling with?  You will be lead through several processes to discover what is interfering with your life force and energy. We will cancel contracts with other aspects of the energy of Struggle!
Are you Struggling with money? Struggling to find the ideal job? Struggling in your relationships?

What if the energy of struggle was no longer a part of your life?
What would your life be like, look like, feel like?

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 Relinquishing Failure

Approx 60 min MP3 Audio Recording Value $79.99

Open the portals to your future and receive your gifts!
Clearing the energy of failure from your body, mind and spirit!

Magical Meditation takes you on a journey to Relinquish the
energy/contract of failure and fear! Then receive your gifts to  bring
back to support your life’s journey!

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2  Powerful 2- hour Class recordings – 4 hours total MP3
Divine Mother says this is the biggest yet most hidden pattern of all!
This pattern can cause you to feel:

Abandoned
Unloved
Forgotten, not acknowledged
Left Out 
Not Good Enough

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Approx 60 min MP3 Audio Recording Value $49.99

Discover more of your radiance by Relinquishing Limitation!

Big change is afoot on the planet.  Now is the time to relinquish
the energies that are holding you back.

Discover just how bright your light can shine when limiting energy is released!

DaKara says, “When I tuned into what Mother Mata  shared about this class I found it interesting to find a part of myself that wanted to play small as it was “safer”.  After bringing in the light for healing  and giving that part of myself what it needed I could see the treasure trove of good, excellence, wisdom and divine inspiration that is here already waiting for me! How does it get any better than that?”

 Item #5

Heart Point Technique Basics

MP3 audio recording of the basics of HPT (Heart Point Technique)

Overview of the points, hand hold positions and a blessing of the points.
Sacred spaced is created so you can listen over and over before you use HPT in your daily life!

Value – Priceless

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(via phone or skype)
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or purchase a 30 minute session for only $75.00

Purchase up to 3 hours at this super discounted rate! (My extra special gift to you!)

Are you ready to receive what is yours by Divine Right?

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the truth of your purpose.

DaKara is the Queen of Receiving!

What are you ready to Relinquish in order to receive your heart’s desire?

Are you ready to step into your true life purpose and passion?

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serve more clients from that capacity?

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passions that dwell deep within your heart!

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Ready to RELEASE the pain of the past?
Relinquish the pain in your body?
The heartache that holds you back?

 Bonus Item #1

Relinquishing Struggle

60 min MP3 audio recording  Value $49.95

Cancel your contract with the energy of Struggle. Discover how using light can assist you in relinquishing
the energy of struggle. This can be everyday struggles or it could be something that has been a life long challenge.
My bonus gift to you is this recording! Listen as you are guided on a magical journey to the hall of records where
your contract with the energy of STRUGGLE is revealed and canceled. Watch what shifts and changes in your life after listening this recording. Are you ready to step forward in your life with more passion and purpose?
Relinquish the energy of Struggle from your being and watch the magic happen!

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It’s my mission to provide transformative concepts,  methods and processes so that YOU can create the life which is truly your Heart’s Desire.

I’m honored to share this life-changing information with you!  

Warm Regards,

Malinda Zarate

EMBOLDENED HEART

Money Miracles in 2014!

When a visionary or motivational leader whose work I admire and follow has something powerful and wonderful to say, I share it…Enjoy this fantastic message from Margaret M. Lynch!

 

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One of the miracles I want this year is…ummm, money!

Well we often think it, wish it, pray for it and buy lottery tickets in hopes of it…

Yes, a miracle of money appearing this year!

But, it seems weird to say it out loud…a bit uncomfortable. Why is that? Because it triggers all of our programming and rules that say it’s just not okay to directly ask God, the universe, the Divine…for money. Oh I am feeling just writing it!

Especially when we put the word “miracle” in there. We try to keep our miracle requests very squeaky clean and spiritual. And most of our programming says that wanting money SURE ain’t spiritual! That includes our religious training too…and some of us have a LOT of that!

So let’s do a quick exercise and tapping to clear away some of our blocking beliefs about money and miracles and turn things up a notch!

I want you to close your eyes and imagine this scenario:

Imagine you are standing on the earth in a quiet space that is being divinely held for a direct conversation with God. You are holding up a sign to God and all the angels and saints and ascended masters…and on that sign you have written a large dollar number on it. And you hold your sign and declare in a loud voice, “The miracle that I want this year is money.”

So, what did you feel? Are there any negative feelings or judgmental thought arising? Does it feel wrong or embarrassing? Or that God might be disappointed that you are asking for money?

Here is what I want you to search within for specifically:

Is asking for a big miracle in your money revealing beliefs about how God or the universe dole out money, reward, safety, wealth based on some measurement scale? Like you have to be good enough, give enough, work hard enough…so that you earn receiving based on some measurement scale that God adheres to very strictly.

Why would God do that? Because apparently, unspoken in our programming is the belief that – God, the Divine, the universe that is infinitely abundant – is extremely attached to making sure you only get to the PENNY what you deserve and have earned based on some strange and very personalized measurement scale.

I find that silly, yet I know it is wired into me based on generation after generation of reinforcement.

Can you see that this programming will never stop you from giving and working hard…it ONLY stops you from receiving? UGGH! MARGARET NO LIKEY!

Let’s get underneath that and tap that out! Then we really tap in the miracles!

(see my tapping script for Miracles in your money below, please leave a comment on what comes up for you!)

XOXO
Margaret

PS Yes, my whole team and I LOVE to read your comments! Please do post your thoughts!

Karate Chop Point:
Even though the truth is that one of the big miracles
I want this year is money, and I’m not sure how I feel
about that, I’m not sure how God/The Divine would feel
about that, I’m open to releasing all my negative
judgments about money.

I’m open to allowing money to be a miraculous swirling,
nurturing, flow in my life. Money has been flowing
through my life in a trickle.
I’m now allowing it to be a river.

Even though ‘miracles’ is a really big word, I’m
open to being a miracle in my own life.
I’m open to being the miracle in other people’s lives.

Even though ‘miracles’ really seems like a stretch,
I’m open to widening my view and suddenly seeing
miracles unfolding all around me, in every smile,
in every sunset, and every person.

Even though it’s hard to believe in miracles,
I’m open to seeing the miraculous things that have
already happened in my life,how far I’ve come,
how much I’ve manifested.

Tap Through the Points Your Favorite Way:

One of the miracles I want this year is money,
And I have a lot of judgments about that,
And I worry God/Divine has those same judgments.
that it is wrong to ask for miracles in my money
and that there are so many measurements
about earning and deserving that are held over me
I’m ready to let go of that pretty bold assumption,
That I know the mind of God/the Divine
and I’m now open to allowing money,
YES, even MONEY
to be a miraculous flow in my life,
Flowing and swirling and nurturing me,
Flowing in and out of my life.
Through money I’m connected to millions of people.
I’m connected through giving and receiving.
I connected through exchange of buying and selling
I’m connected through our time and energy value!
Money connects millions of people across the world.
all trading in their energy
using the currency of money!
I’m open to letting that swirling energy
Flow into my life like a river.
And I’m open to being a walking, talking miracle myself.
I’m open to being the miracle in my own life.
I’m open to being the miracle in the lives of others.
A miracle of self-acceptance,
A miracle of self-love,
A miracle of abundance,
Letting everyone around me feel that miracle too.
I’m open to all miracles showing up.
Little miracles,
Big miracles,
Miraculous, divine, inspired miracles.
and even everyday miracles.
I am now open to widening my view
And seeing miracles unfolding everywhere.
The miracle of every blade of grass,
Of every hug offered, given and received
And in that moment
I commit
That I will now pause
And allow that miracle
To wash over me,
Electrify me,
Inspire me,
Mind body and soul.
It’s almost 2014 and I am totally wired for miracles.

(wow, that felt good!)

Jennifer Hoffman’s “Enlightening Life” Predictions for 2014

Jennifer Hoffman, an Enlightened messenger shares her powerful insights for 2014:

2014 Predictions – The Year of Love

by  on December 31, 2013 in 2014ascensionblogBoundariesEnergyEvolutionHealingrelationshipsSpiritual Path

Every year, since 2005, I have been writing annual predictions and every year I say the same thing, “I write predictions even though I don’t like writing them”. I hesitate to make predictions, especially about world events, because I do not want to influence anyone’s thinking or skew the energy in any particular direction. Since they are read by millions of people from dozens of countries, and who can translate and interpret what they read in different ways, sharing these predictions is a mission that I take very seriously and I write them with a great deal of care. That said, at different times during the year I refer to the predictions I made (which I do not change once they are published),  and I am surprised at how accurate they are.

I have written a new program for this year, a 6 week series that will cover the main points of the 2014 predictions in detail. You will receive 2 chapters a week, as well as a weekly live call with Q&A. We will focus especially on the Expanded  I AM Presence and the Year of Love, and how you can align with and integrate these powerful aspects into your life. Full details are at the end of the predictions and I am offering this at a very special price until January 3. Go down to the bottom of the page for more details.

Purchase at the special price of $47 (valid until January 8, 2014) now, price increases to $77 after  January 8.


The details of exactly ‘what will happen’ are not always part of the information I share with you, as it is more focused on what has the potential to happen or what is energetically aligned to allow certain events to unfold in particular ways. Because we have evolved so much during the past year, sometimes knowing the different potentials serves as a decision making guide, rather than a dire warning of the upcoming year’s events.

I think we began 2013 at somewhat of a disadvantage because we were disappointed that ‘nothing happened’ on 12/12/12, followed by even less on 12/21/12. At some level we all wanted proof of a higher power, of some kind of divine or extra terrestrial intervention and when that didn’t happen at all, we were all disappointed. But one thing that did happen was the global participation in the anticipation around 12/12/12, which was the biggest heart opening humanity has ever experienced. This kind of shared connection and interest will continue throughout this year, as it is one aspect of our new human and earth paradigm.

I want to stress that in 2014, unlike previous years, we will have an increasingly powerful impact on all world events and the ability to raise everything to its highest potential and best possible outcome through our individual and collective intention. Everything we do in our own lives has an expanded, exponential impact, everything is connected, on every level. We are each connected to the earth and its energies, to each other, to the Universe and to Source. It’s all one big ascension process and we are at its center. It is our completion of the ascension journey that allows the rest of the universe to ascend. So we have to do this now – no pressure here, we can’t get it wrong but we can do things that will allow it to move just a little bit faster.

No matter how ‘bad’ things appear to be, there are many different possible outcomes, even though we may initially only be aware of one, which will be the one that resonates at our own energetic frequency and is aligned with our vibration. It is also aligned with our own healing path, which is the initial purpose (but not the only purpose) of every lifetime. Once we complete that level of healing, we are free to move on to other lessons and to a new life path and purpose.

Creation follows energetic focus and intention and since we said we wanted to be in our power, this is our chance to embrace and use it, to see how that can work in our lives and in the world. We can change the world when we are willing to first become the example of the transformation we can envision for the world as we embody it in our own lives.

That doesn’t mean we can turn everything into sweetness and light, far from it. It means that we can shorten the timelines of events so that it doesn’t take decades for things to unfold, as it has in the past. While that has consequences (be careful what you ask for because you will get it comes to mind here), it also means that if we want the truth to be known, it will come out very quickly. Then we have to decide what we are going to do with that truth. Anything you have been ‘sitting on the fence’ about, so to speak, unable to make up your mind about or decide one way or another, will become crystal clear for you.

You may even get knocked off of your fence, if you leave outcomes up to chance or decide you can’t decide. Choices are made on the basis of your conscious or unconscious intention (sometimes you will have to figure out which one you are using) and will manifest for you. We’re moving into full-on energetic connection now, and things can move very quickly. We also have work to do this year, part of which is getting our work done so we can have some fun.

This is one year where the saying ‘nothing is set in stone’ will be obvious because everything can and may be changed. None of this is out of our control but we have been saying that we want joy, love, peace, abundance and success for a long time and now it is going to materialize. Our lives will expand to accommodate these things, which will push our energy limiters out while inviting our energy expanders in.

And this is especially true now. As we enter 2014 we are coming out of what has been, for many, a truly difficult year that challenged them to the very core. This core challenge may have included a choice to decide whether they were finished with their earth path or not. Many chose to be finished, while others decided to stay. In 2013, particularly towards the end of the year, I lost track of how many condolence messages I shared with people who lost husbands, wives, partners, friends, family members, and pets. Their time was finished and while that isn’t always easy to understand, it is going to carry over into 2014. Many people, in their soul aspects, fulfill a specific mission on the earth and they leave when that is finished. It isn’t easy for those they leave behind, but one of the lessons we will have to learn in 2014 and beyond, is to start acknowledging our soul aspects and energy, instead of just seeing ourselves and each other through the human aspects and the emotions.

Here are some of the major aspects for 2014:

The Year of Love

2014 is ‘the Year of Love’ and that doesn’t mean that everyone will fall in love this year, although many of you will. Here I’m referring to love as an energy, which we humans then translate into love the emotion. It’s easy to get lost and confused in the emotion of love, decide who does and doesn’t love us or how we are or are not loved by the people, situations and connections we have, including our Source connection. But that is not love the energy, which is nonjudgmental, always loving, always present and insists on bringing everything into balance with its energy. Be ready for this because it is going to make a powerful statement in 2014, starting on January 1, with the New Moon.

The Eye of the Needle

The ‘eye of the needle’ that I have referred to many times is from the Bible, Matthew 19:24, which says ‘It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of the needle than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’ I believe that the reference to a ‘rich man’ is a mistranslation and it should be ‘burdened man’. The burdens here simply refer to karma, guilt, shame, and anything that burdens us, which also refers to pain from the past. It is impossible for us to pass through the narrow portals  into higher dimensions, which are karma free,  when we are carrying the burdens of the past. We have spent much of 2012 and 2013, releasing these burdens. We will have additional assistance this year in letting go of even more of our limitations so we can fit through these dimensional portals.

Nothing is done in violation of our free will, which is always in effect, even though it sometimes feels like we have no choice in matters. 2013 was a year that challenged us to acknowledge, experience, embrace, and transform some of our most difficult life lessons, so we can enter a multi-dimensional path unencumbered by the burdens of the past. This is one area we are still working on and that will continue through 2014. We do not have to consciously experience all of our pain, although we can do that if we want to,  this is the difficult path. The easier path is to choose, as things come up, whether we will allow ourselves to follow that path or to choose another one. 2014 is a year of revolving doors, as things leave other things are waiting to take their place. Remember that what you want to get rid of is just as anxious to leave. New light, energies, people and situations are ready to enter into the spaces you are creating for them as you release more dense energy from your life.

The Expanded I AM Presence

We are being gifted in 2014 with something brand new, which fits into 2014′s theme of expansion and that is our expanded I AM presence. This is what we have always viewed as our Source connection but now it has become something far more important, relevant to our new paradigms and our movement into new dimensions of being, and aligned with our ascension path as we move into greater awareness of ourselves as dynamic, powerful, limitless spiritual beings.

Embracing our expanded I AM presence is the next step on our path and it will be how we successfully navigate the next decade, as we powerfully create its foundation in 2014. There are four parts to it: Intend and Integrate, Align, Allow and Authentic, Mastery and Manifest. They are briefly described here.

These are key themes for 2014, and they are all focused on how we work with energy because we participate in the universe energetically. Emotions are an expression of energy which is how we translate energy into a language we can understand. But if we are to be powerful on our life path, we must choose to be involved in it on an energetic level and learn how to work with energy to manifest the path we choose to follow.

Integration is how we fit energy into our lives. We often do it backwards, trying to manifest things out of need or fear, and then we have no place for the energy to flow. Anything that we want to create, no matter how badly we need or want it, must fit into our lives. Releasing is one way we create space for new things, which is why this has been such a powerful theme for the past several years.

Intention is how we acknowledge our ability as co-creators of our reality. It is our job to set the path for the energy, and we do this with intention. Then the energy flows into the path we have created for it. Intention creates a container for energy to flow into and every desire is an intention. Rather than ask with a hopeful “I wish” or “I want”, say “I intend” which sets a powerful path for energy to align with you and what you want to create.

Alignment is critical because without alignment, nothing fits, nothing works and we feel stuck. Being out of alignment is like having a car but no key. We want to connect with energy but we are not on its path.

We allow energy to flow into our lives, this is about being willing to receive and it is the second step in manifestation.

Being authentic requires honest, commitment and being willing to honor ourselves.

Reality is the result of manifestation, it is how we direct and move energy to flow into the spaces and containers we have created for it. Without our consistent, persistent manifestation, the world just creates itself from the energies that are available to it.

Mastery is our birthright, we are masters of the third dimension and of its energy. When we approach life as a victim we relinquish our power and take whatever happens to come our way. This is fear-based thinking and it leads to fear-based results. We cannot be powerful until we acknowledge our power by claiming our mastery. The worlds needs masters to initiate change and we are on the cusp of our most powerful and important transitions now.

You may be sighing in exhaustion, wondering how much more you can take, but let me assure you, the hardest work is already done. We have mastered this because we have been through the labor which, by the way, is the process that prepares the body to give birth. The birth part comes after the labor, it’s the (relatively) easy part. We’re now in the birth process and as those of you who have given birth know, the body knows what to do. This is the part where we put out experience and learning into action. That’s mastery in a nutshell; we get to take everything we have already learned and start eliminating the things we don’t want to repeat, as we look towards the new, fun and exciting things that we want to create for ourselves. For many of us, it is the first time that we get to have fun, so let’s make the most of it. The world needs us to show it what healed, whole living is about. We can do this.

Here are my general observations about what 2014 will hold for us, for humanity and the earth:

A global desire for transformation

We got a taste of this in 2013, the ‘power of the people’ at work. For example, the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed over 1200 people, created a global protest against the use of slave labor in the garment industry and forced the entire industry to change its production methods. While workers protested, consumers across the globe supported their efforts, wrote to retailers and demanded an end to these practices. This desire for change will continue as we seek new ways to change the 3D paradigms of ‘power over’ to 5D and above paradigms of shared power, connection, and self empowerment. Our awareness of our connection to each other will fuel our desire to ensure that everyone is treated with dignity, respect, honor, and fairness. This is how we are going to manifest the peace, joy, love and abundance that we want to see in the world.

Earth Changes

2014 will see more earth changes, most of them man-made, from unsafe, unsound, and unsustainable practices that have long been done, some in secret, others more open but their true impact is not reported. I see frakking as an ongoing problem, causing more earthquakes and sinkholes in the US, especially in the upper Midwest, Texas, and some of the eastern plains states, like Tennessee and Kentucky. Weather this year will be troublesome, especially in the late spring and early summer. Europe may have damaging winds and unusual strong storms, most of them from HAARP technology being used to manipulate growing seasons.

The volcano at Yellowstone will not erupt this year but I see activity around it in 2015. There will be some volcanic action around the Philippines and the ring of fire volcanoes will be active but not dangerously so. These rumblings are designed to make us more conscious of our need to protect the earth and maintain a strong, safe, and respectful relationship with it.

The Fukushima nuclear reactor radiation will continue to be a problem for the Pacific region, in Asia and the U.S. We do have extra terrestrial assistance in mitigating some of the more dangerous radiation levels and we can help by setting intentions to raise the vibration of the water, which will help offset some of the damage. It is far more serious than we know, even with the outside help that we have been given, because the information is not being shared with us. This area needs our prayers and energetic support on a daily basis. Spend a few minutes a day sending energy there, as this will help.

There will be continuing interest in sustainable practices such as farming and more compassionate treatment of animals. What we will see in these situations is how people are going to take the initiative to create their own realities and work together to manifest the outcomes they want. Corporations and governments will have to respond and to change due to the public pressure. This is how transformation occurs and while we want things to change, what we really want is lasting transformation that will come through persistent effort, as we claim our power and mastery and manifest the reality that we want in our own lives. This empowers us to insist on this kind of transformation in the world. If we can push through the resistance, which we can do if we persist, the world will become what we want it to be.

Vortexes and Portals

Vortexes are concentrations of energy on the earth and energy portals are openings in the earth’s electromagnetic grid that allow energy to flow into the earth from the Universe.  Some portals allow dense energy to flow into the earth, others are much lighter and their energy is less dense. You can tell where the ancient, dark and dense portals are because these areas are currently at war, or are areas of protest and civil unrest, such as Syria, Egypt and areas of the Middle East. Any area where the feminine energy is suppressed or denied contains an ancient, dense portal. These are trying to close, and have been trying to close for several years now, but there is a lot of resistance to their closing, from those who feed off of this energy. 2015 will see a big shift in these portals but in 2014 these areas will continue to experience conflict, at times quite intense.

New vortexes are being opened in areas around the world, some of them to receive energy that needs to enter the earth grid but cannot because the old portals are not closed yet. You can tell where these new vortexes are in places as there is a sudden shift in the social, political, or cultural environment, for the better. Switzerland is one area that I see this happening in for 2014, parts of Africa, especially South Africa and Madagascar, the Southwestern and Eastern U.S., eastern Australia, Tasmania, and in parts of Asia, including South Korea and Taiwan. Russia is also going to experience new vortexes but their effects will be limited. I see a lot of social upheaval in Russia, not violent, but very determined.

If you have wanted to change residence and move for some time and have not yet done so, there was an opportunity in 2013 but many of those doors were closed because the places you needed to move to were not yet ready for you, and your own healing and transformation were not yet complete. 2014 opens new opportunities for this to happen, be sure that you are focused on the kind of life and lifestyle you want to experience, the kind of friends, community, social network and experience you want to have in your new place. That is what will determine where you move to.

Solar Flares, CMEs, the Sun’s Polar Shift

In December 2013 one of the most significant events of this decade took place and it received very little attention. The sun reversed its polar field, something it does every 11 years. 2013 was also the year we had the most intense solar activity ever recorded, and that occurs in the years when the sun reverses its polarity. Now that this cycle has re-started, we will see less intense solar flare activity in 2014; however, the shift in the sun’s electromagnetic field starts a new cycle of energetic activity for the earth. Look at the changes that happened between 2001 and 2013, as this is what we can expect, and more, beginning in 2014. What do you think the world will look like in 2025 when this next cycle completes?

Power Periods

During the course of every year there are power periods where the earth’s energetic balance shifts, we experience shifts, new energetic alignments occur, new vortexes open or old ones close. These often clash with our own energetic vibrations and they can make us very uncomfortable and even physically ill. We call these ascension symptoms and they are part of our ascension journey, for we need to bring new energy to the earth as part of our mission of creating ‘heaven on earth’. With these power periods we may see earth changes, strong storms, floods, earthquakes or unusual weather. In our own lives we can experiences sudden endings, disruptions, changes of heart or mind or even physical illness. On a global scale we can hear of secrets, schemes, corruption, scandals and power plays. These power periods describe some of the more active or intense portions of these cycles, and the activity may not be focused solely within these periods.

In 2014 there will be 5 power periods, and we have three Mercury retrogrades, in February, June and October, Venus is retrograde until March 1, Mars is retrograde until July 21, then the larger planets also retrograde through the year, adding an extra punch to some already intense energies. Plus, we have the 5th Uranus/Pluto square in April, as well as two eclipses that month. It will be an especially powerful month:

January:  The year starts off, on January 1, with a bang featuring a powerful new moon that is also part of a Cardinal Grand Cross (the most powerful astrological alignment) involving the four major areas of life, action, feelings and emotions, partnerships, and career. This is a ‘change or be changed’, take charge or be run over’, new moon that sets the energy for the year. Don’t be surprised at what you decide you ‘can’t take any more of’ or are ready to let go of with no regrets. It may be wise to pause before you speak in anger because what you set in motion will be permanent. Venus is also retrograde, so there is very little softening of the energy at this time, use it wisely. Mars is activating the Uranus/Pluto square, and Mercury is beginning its retro shadow in January and will be retrograde during most of February.

March through July: Mars goes through its retrograde cycle, ending its shadow in July. This transit began in 2013 and in Libra, Mars activates issues around partnerships of all kinds. The retrograde period, from March to May 20 will continuously touch sensitive points of the previous months’ aspects, so this period could be quite telling in the areas of relationships, which is not limited to romance. Any relationship that is undecided, struggling, or ready to end could see its demise at this time. And those that are strong, balanced, fulfilling and harmonious will be empowered by Mars’  position. If anything, any relationship you are not sure of will be clarified during this time.

April:  If we thought November 2013 was powerful, April 2014 will take that energy to a new level. We have the 5th Uranus Pluto square, exact on April 22, which corresponds to the throat chakra.  There will be issues around speech and speaking, having a voice or finding your voice, on personal and global levels. It is definitely going to be a game changer as it occurs between two eclipses in April, on the 15th and the 29th, and another Grand Cross. In astrology, Grand Cross alignments are powerful agents of change and this month will set those wheels in motion on personal and global levels.

June:  This month will bring secrets to the forefront, things that will shock the world and while the people involved won’t be as contrite or as apologetic as we would hope, what is revealed clears the air and brings forward truth that many people have suspected but no one could prove. This involves governments and officials from different countries, in a strange web of deception and corruption that is going to come from sources no one expects and involve people that are not normally implicated in these kinds of matters.

October: We will see the results of April’s eclipses in October, as well as two new eclipses that will complete this year’s cycle. I feel a power shift in this month, as the balance of power, which has been held by a few people who own and run the world’s governments and financial institutions, turns and there is a more equitable sharing, more transparency, more truth that comes out although it isn’t pleasant and creates disruption in the world. There is also a shakeup in the financial markets this month that creates some panic, especially in people who depend on their investments for living expenses. The financial markets won’t collapse but they will lose ground and there will be a re-adjustment.

December:  This month feels like a definite wrap-up for the year which will be a time for assessment and making new choices, in very conscious and powerful ways. There seems to be a stronger energy of community around this month, as in people coming together and deciding what they want next but in a shared way. I also feel that this Christmas will be more of a celebration than we felt in 2013, which didn’t feel like a holiday at all. We will have completed many transitions in 2014 and we can use December to rest, reflect, regroup and set our intentions for the new year.

This year, 2014, will not be as hard as 2013 was and I am going to qualify that by saying it will not be as hard for those who have done their work and are ready to move into the next levels of their lives. Those who have not yet even begun this path are going to experience some problems but, if they are committed to their evolution, expansion, and transformation, they will be able to jumpstart the process, thanks to the work that we have been doing in the last decade.

Many more people will choose to leave their physical bodies behind this year, so be prepared if this happens to someone you love. That includes your pets too, as they are just as much a part of this process as you are. When it is time for someone to leave, they make a choice to go and it isn’t personal. It is also a sign of how far we have transitioned into ascension because many people contribute energies to the process (the labor part) and when it’s time for the birth, or the final stages, they no longer need or want to participate in this mission.

Once again we are in a year where we are living two lives or in two worlds, the 3D world of our humanity and the higher world of our spirit. In the past this has been a source of conflict but now we can learn to bring them together in a harmonious, co-creative partnership. This partnership allows us to be more aware of the changes we need to make, of our responsibility and power, letting go of what no longer serves us, and our path and intention for joyful, joy-filled living.

Use your intention to powerfully create the reality you want to live in — I know I have repeated this many times but it is how we are going to not only get through this year but make it into something truly wonderful and spectacular. We say we have wanted this for a long time, now it’s here and we finally got what we wanted. The next step is putting it in action and this is why we are here, to bring new energies to the planet, to be part of this ascension cycle, to create the new earth paradigms, and to be an example of whole, healed living. Now that we have the ‘labor’ out of the way, it is time to take action.

During this entire year, your intention will serve as your guidepost and guiding light for your life, so set powerful, meaningful and soul-filled intentions for this evolutionary, transformative year. We still have free will in all things and nothing is ever ‘set in stone’ but we also live in highly transitional times and more and more people now share a desire for peace, love, acceptance and community. This is what has the real power to create change in the world and allow our individual and collective realities to become ‘heaven on earth’. As Uriel has often said, ‘It is not our job to destroy earth so heaven can take over. It is our mission to raise the frequencies of humanity and the earth so that a divine/human partnership can be created and we can evolve into ‘spiritual humans’.

This year can be easy or difficult, I think it will be a balance of the two and the challenges will be offset by the glorious moments of pure bliss. We are here, there is truly nowhere to run and nowhere to hide in this process. Don’t be distracted by the chaos change is inevitable, but chaos is optional.

Here we are, ready to begin another year together, let’s make it a really good one.

I wish you the abundant blessings, peace, joy and love that a benevolent, loving and supportive Universe is waiting to co-create with you.

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2014 The Year of Love

The I AM Expansion

Expanding Energy into Limitlessness

Equivalent and/or Equal

What  Serves You?

Biology versus Divinity — the Square Off

New  Wavelengths, Frequencies

Did You Hear Me?

The Revolving Door

Who is in the Dark?

Christ versus Christed Consciousness

Be-coming You

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