Saturday, October 31, 2009

Dragon Wisdom: The Intelligence of the Flow

What I Learned from "Drowning" in Japan
I relate this story in Frequency, and it illustrates a few key ideas I've been thinking about lately: 1) that constriction and contraction often predate an extremely useful insight, and though we think of this tight state as negative, it actually draws in and makes meaningful something we need in order to move forward, 2) that the Flow has its own perfect intelligence, so much better than what the mind alone can contrive, and 3) in order to access the entire revelatory process, we need to get out of the mind's way of knowing and controlling reality and into the body's way of knowing.

During one of my early visits to Japan, I'd been doing in-depth life readings for clients every day without a break, and was standing at a crosswalk at lunchtime, a crowd of fifty people waiting with me, with a similar size group on the other side. The light turned green and the two groups fluidly passed through each other like two schools of fish. I, being the only blonde in the crowd, drew a subtle kind of attention. No one looked directly at me, and they hardly touched me, but they were "feeling into" me as though my insides were an open book. After weeks of this kind of invasion, coupled with a deep daily contact with the Japanese subconscious mind, which I had discovered holds a great deal of sacrificial energy, I was wearing down.

I became feverish and overwhelmed, had trouble breathing, and was on the verge of fainting. I wasn't sure I could maintain my personal space and reality. One night, alone in my hotel room, I was flooded with images of the crowds and all the stories of all the clients I’d seen, and felt I was drowning. A "hand" came up from below and dragged me under. And finally, I let go of resisting. In a vision that lasted only a few seconds, I felt myself drown in a sea of watery energy. I died out of my old American, individualist reality and "came to" in a new one. I was totally submerged, swimming in an ocean of fluid awareness like a dolphin, where everything and everyone was interconnected.

I could stretch up out of it without leaving it, like a cresting wave, and take different shapes; I could be me, or a client, or a person on the street, or a tree. When I rose up inside other people, I knew them as if I were them. Then I could relax back into the energy ocean. I suddenly understood the Japanese reality from within it. From that day on, I didn’t feel crowded because I didn't feel contained. My temperature went back to normal and I felt connected and happy about everyone I saw. They all felt like family and I could see that in this inner reality, everyone knew about each other and took care to protect each other because one person's pain affected the rest. And that was why the Japanese placed such a high priority on "saving face." This experience changed me totally. It demonstrated a truth about human interconnection that is today beginning to be experienced by everyone, not just Asians, and which is a big part of our future reality.

In addition to gaining a great understanding of fluidity, I also came to value the reality where we "live from" a collective consciousness rather than an individual consciousness, where the whole is valued sometimes more than a single part. It's so different from the Western world view, but works just as well. East and West represent ways of understanding and making reality happen that actually dovetail; taken together they round out to something truly whole.

I've always been intrigued by the dragon image and symbology: in the West the dragon breathes fire, lives in caves in the earth, and is seen as a dark, dangerous force guarding a treasure. In the East, the dragon flies through the air, is associated with water (especially rivers), and is a light, lucky force offering a treasure. Together, all the elements are covered, as is the yin and the yang.

If we combine the value the West places on the individual and the value the East places on the collective, and let it stew a bit, might we not come to a new way of living that benefits us all, globally? A way that takes care of the "I am me" experience, then the "I am us" experience, and lets both be critical to the success of the other?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

NEGATIVITY PART 4: Ultrasensitivity and Fragmentation

Part of what's got me thinking about dealing with negativity in its various forms is the fact that I seem to be unwilling to "take in" crass, hurtful, violent, sarcastically hurtful, or just-plain-mean input, whether it be from the news, books, reality TV, or even highly touted movies. I fast-forwarded through most of Slumdog Millionaire, Valkyrie, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and Kite-Runner, for example. Yes, they were powerful reminders of humanity, and well-crafted films, but now I am stuck with images of what it's like to have "locked-in syndrome" and to scramble around over the rubble in India's slums looking for food, or finding punishment at the hands of power-hungry people. I don't really want those feeling states right now, as they distract me from trying to stabilize into my own "home frequency." Reality TV shows, where it's cool to cruelly "dis" the other participants while egotistically pumping yourself up, actually seem revolting to me now, where in the beginning, they were oddly fascinating.

To add to it, the stimulation levels in my local community, or wherever I travel, seem more and more over the top. I am especially affected by noise pollution: I find a quiet corner to sit at the airport to await my flight, and within minutes some insensitive, loud-mouthed executive walks over, stands almost directly over me, and speaks aggressively into the air on his nearly invisible cell phone, which must be implanted in his head. Riding to the airport on the airporter at 5 am, there's always a self-important person who must interrupt the peaceful, sleepy silence by calling their friends and colleagues and loudly reporting the blow by blow of our journey: "Now we're passing the Civic Center; now we're on the Golden Gate Bridge, now we're entering the airport turnoff. . ."

When I go to a restaurant, café, bakery, or mall, the background music is so loud I cannot actually hear the friend I'm sitting with because the decibel level is equal to the level of the other person's voice: BACKGROUND music? No, it's more like a concert. There's NOWHERE now that's free of music of someone else's choosing. I feel like I'm being programmed by Big Brother, or hypnotized into submission so I'll behave myself. Of course, I can try to combat it with my own ipod. . . Pump up the volume!!!

The October 2009 issue of Smart Money magazine has a great piece on the last page, called "Stop the Music," by Anne Kadet. Here are a few quotes edited from her article (my emphasis in bold):

"Muzak rival DMX says its programs play in school cafeterias, funeral homes, hospitals, and auto dealerships. Doctors play music in waiting rooms to reduce perceived wait times; convenience stores blast it at the gas pump. You can even hear it—yes—at the library. . . .Muzak still cites studies claiming that music leads to lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety, positive service evaluations, increased productivity, higher sales, and more satisfying conversations. But these ulterior goals are no longer the point. These days it's all about reinforcing the brand image. Businesses now contract with music providers to design customized playlists that evoke the lifestyle and emotional tone they want consumers to connect with their brand.

"Backlash, of course, has ensued. Pipedown, an international advocacy group devoted to the elimination of piped-in music, includes 2,000 paying members who distribute the organization’s five types of preprinted protest cards to offending shopkeepers. . . . Perhaps the best folks can do is seek out the few venues that remain music-free. Ted Rueter, founder of Noise Free America (motto: "Respect the quiet"), promotes an ambitious 53-point plan to reduce noise at the federal, state, and local levels. “It’s good to dream,” says the Albany, N.Y., political science professor, who picks his chiropractor, supermarket, and restaurants based on background noise. Among his favorite stores: Target. The stylish discount chain stopped playing music 15 years ago in an effort to provide a calm environment. And while it reviews the decision every year, it's sticking to its guns. Wouldn't you know, the store says, there has never been a protest from customers wanting to hear music."

In Frequency, I address the subject of our growing ultrasensitivity, due to the increasing vibrational level of our bodies. When our personal vibration goes up, we're capable of picking up more pre-verbal data directly from energy itself, and that means we're being flooded with information that we don't really know how to decipher, sort, and process. "Background" music, it seems to me, is an effort to cover over the agitation we feel deep-down in our body, yet it actually prevents us from processing the information we're receiving. We are coping with severe overwhelm.

Superfluous music, just like all the little animated ads and moving lines of type at the bottom of our TV screens, makes us fragment our awareness to try to multi-task even more than we already are. I don't know about you, but it's driving me nearly insane. Could this be why negativity is having a greater impact on us than ever before? Why we either try to numb ourselves by "going unconscious" or just start pulling back from the amount of blatantly obvious and subliminal data we encounter each day? The irony is that we often use the very sources of overwhelm and fragmentation, like music and television, to try to "medicate" ourselves from the unconscious stress of "vibration-overload."

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mid-Afternoon Remembering

Certainly there are days I want to just REALLY stop, and not work on my business, and not even do the more meaningless rote tasks like washing dishes or balancing the checkbook. Today, I stayed in sweat pants all day. Stood up suddenly from the computer, made a quick lunch, walked out front with a quesadilla in hand, thinking I wanted to feel the sun, thinking I should get a chair and sit down, then stared into a shamelessly frilly and feminine fuschia hollyhock flower which was taking advantage of the Indian summer warmth to bloom outrageously, still eating my tortilla, then poked idly at the penstemon, rearranging a little branch, and there uncovered a praying mantis, just sitting on the stake that had been hidden. It turned its tiny triangle head to look at me. I gave it space, happily, honoring its amazing weirdness, feeling how it, too, was enjoying the late afternoon warmth.

Then thought how my body and soul know more about what's in the world, and where the good stuff is, than my mind can ever absorb. How just moving without thinking sometimes, leads you to wonders. How the mind grasps onto reasons for doing what you're doing: "I think I'll eat outside in the sun but I should sit in a chair." How you distract yourself from the mind's justifications and walk right into the wonders. How you can discover an amazing "presence" amidst the leaves without realizing you're even exploring. Was I responding to a "call"? It's these moments I crave, small connections that reaffirm the magic of spirit's underpinning of ordinary life, of finding the Surprise that lifts you beyond.

photo by Penney Peirce

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

NEGATIVITY PART 3: Scary vs. Hopeful Predictions

A conversation recently cropped up in our Intuition Network group, about what we intuitives were seeing concerning the future. To me, this is always a tricky proposition, because results can be skewed so easily by:

1) the seer's need for recognition,

2) the seer's bias toward negative drama, things going wrong, "noble sacrifice," or Armageddonish prophecies being fulfilled,

3) the seer's bias toward needing and wanting things to work out positively or even magically, without us having to do the deep work to change ourselves internally or face a painful transition,

4) the tendency to see things as either-or, black-white, and good-bad rather than to understand the naturally contracting-expanding nature of life and energy flow,

5) the tendency to miss the fact that certain parts of the world and certain people will experience "downs" as others are simultaneously experiencing "ups" in the wave of transformation; and then the flow will change, involving other groups in the up and down, and so on, so that nothing universal is ever happening to everyone at the same time, except for the increasing frequency of our reality.

So much is being written now about the devastating effects of 2012, and people seem to want to be titillated by the fear. I attempted to neutralize a bit of that in a recent blog post, but it seems people like to "put on the buzz" and wallow around in anxiety. It reminds me of a scene from the film, Crimes of the Heart, where Sissy Spacek's character Babe says she routinely takes down her physician father's book on skin diseases from an upper shelf in the library and makes herself look at the photos of skin cancer as a sort of penance. Perhaps we like to scare ourselves with something fictitious rather than deal with difficult realities at hand?

One of our Intuition Network members, Dale Sellers, wrote this: "I've worked with a small team to intuitively track what is coming in the next few years. Some of what we've uncovered is inspirational and empowering, and some is sad and frightening. From what I understand, the future is all probabilities so it's nice to know nothing is cut into stone. Even scientists are now saying there are potentially infinite multiple universes. Anyway, some of what we've been picking up in the US relates to massive food shortages. We are getting scenes of high security food factories, where veggies are thrown over the walls to massive crowds of starving people. We've also seen movements where mass numbers of people experience spiritual/psychic ascension, making it more a part of our culture."

I wrote back: "One of the things I've seen for a long time is a drought where food production zones become dysfunctional, and farming shifts farther north (in the northern hemisphere). Meantime, there are water shortages, food shortages, necessitating the engineering of food/water transport systems globally, to move available resources around quickly. It may be that companies like soft drink manufacturers go into the water transport business. Also, the hybridized crops won't tolerate the heat, and there will be a lot of focus on better seeds and new farming methods. I also see a suicide epidemic. And possibly as an extension of that, more of the type of thing where people kill others and then themselves. And, I see much more volcanic activity."

John Petersen, founder of The Arlington Institute, a group of futurists, has a section on his website dedicated to the worlds biggest problems. The problems have two criteria—they must be global and have the potential to rapidly escalate into severe crises. I invite you to study the information on his site, as it is well-researched. Here are the 5 main issues they currently list:
  • Economic Collapse: Fragilities in the current global economy could tip the developed world into conditions not seen since the 1920s.
  • Peak Oil: Petroleum has powered the modern world for almost 100 years; today, many industry insiders say the we may be reaching a permanent peak in oil production.
  • Global Water Crisis: Over the last 50 years the human population has nearly tripled, while industrial pollution, unsustainable agriculture, and poor civic planning have decreased the overall water supply.
  • Species Extinction: Certain species that human beings depend upon for our food supply are going extinct; if their numbers fall too low we may face extinction ourselves.
  • Rapid Climate Change: While the debate rages on about the causes of climate change, global warming is an empirical fact. The problem is both a curse and blessing, in that people from different cultures will either have to work together or face mutual destruction.
I think it's important when looking for images of realities to come, to see the physical view, which may indeed hold a variety of tragedies, catastrophes, and drastic changes. It's also important to understand that physical reality is an experience cocreated by billions of souls and minds, as well as cosmic forces, and that at the heart of all change—especially the sort of transformation we are currently beginning to embrace—there is a natural law operating. It's called Evolution, or the return to Spirit. We have "in-volved" ourselves down into a slow-frequency experience called "life on earth," or what we might call the "particle-based reality" where separation is the name of the game. We are now "e-volving" back up in frequency, out to the wave-based, space-based reality of unity. It is spiritual change that underlies physical change.

We need to address the physical problems to come, yes, but we also need to critically address our knowledge of ourselves as Spirit first. We need to bring our spiritual awareness all the way into matter, saturating this world until there is no difference between realms, until we don't prefer or resist any of the dimensions.

So, when looking for prophecy and prediction, I think it's important to understand that enlightened realities will increase rapidly, CAUSING cataclysmic changes wherever there is resistance to the Flow of the greater energy frequency. For awhile, both the expansive, enlightened realities and the contracted, fear-based realities will increase together. Then the high-frequency, more enlightened realities will gain momentum as resistance gives way. Evolution back to Spirit will always win, because it's the larger Truth.

We can look at the ways the physical world may malfunction to possibly reduce the damage and increase the chance for more people to experience the enlightened realities, but it's important not to get stuck in the dire dramas, nor to avoid them and stick totally to the sweetness and light, hope-filled view.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

NEGATIVITY PART 2: Psychic Attack?

Here is a recent email exchange that points out a few more aspects of dealing with negativity.

My friend A writes: D has a question for you. He's getting reports from all of his sensitive friends that they feel like they're under some kind of an attack. He says two expert healers he knows have been crying for no reason and feeling totally disoriented or blocked.

PP: Haven't heard about this; it might be that they're empathically tuning in to some upcoming suffering on the planet, but I tend to not go into ideas about psychic attack. Instead I feel that the energy intensifications this year are coming faster now, in waves and spurts and sudden floods. When that happens, we either accept the flow and try to quickly match its frequency so we can go with it and it doesn't bother us at all, or we resist it and try to maintain an old, familiar reality. Then it can really disrupt us by shaking things up, like flood waters roiling behind a dam.

The energy wave tends to roto-rooter out anything in its way — basically, physical, emotional, and mental contractions and holding patterns, which could be chronic pain, fear beliefs, old unconscious "overlays" from others, or inflexible ideas like fixed world views. It's not at all uncommon to experience dislodged emotion like an unexplained crying jag, or to hit snags and confusion, disillusionment, and disorientation. The old patterns aren't working anymore and when you try to make them work, they fall apart, or have no meaning.

To interpret something as a psychic attack shows something about what's going on in a person's subconscious mind:
1) They think they're important enough in their positivity to draw attention from negative beings.
2) They believe unconsciously that there's a "fight" between light and dark.
3) They believe they can be punished for being good, or for being themselves.
4) They believe they're basically separate from the outer world; that the outside world is bigger and more powerful than they are; that it can be inimical to them.
5) They believe the dark is more powerful than the light.
6) They may have placed a value on martyrdom and self-sacrifice.
I think it's possible for people who do not experience the fullness of their own self to be "possessed" — perhaps "dominated" or "hounded" is a better way to say it — by discarnate beings who themselves are caught in a lack of sense of self. Of course, people IN bodies become dominators and victims to each other as well. If you don't occupy your own space fully, other people come and push on you, perhaps to get a rise out of you, to see where you actually are. Or, people who want the outside world to behave the way they've decided it should be, who want others to agree with their world view and try to control everyone around them, will sense the lack of presence in others and immediately flow into the space and occupy it FOR the other person. That's when you feel you're living in someone else's reality instead of your own. That's when you hear the advice: "Get a life!"

When you occupy yourself fully, use your own imagination to create scenarios that are fun and creative for YOU, you won't experience domination, possession, or undue influence from others. There are times when we force ourselves to stop, get quiet, and listen more deeply (the "voice" or knowing of the soul is always in the silence). I think it's partly why I got sick last week — I had to STOP and rest and go inside more. To contact the energy directly. Couldn't sleep either; in the middle of the night, there's less resistance to the flow; it's so quiet. I noticed I wasn't stressed, I was just buzzing and "pumping light." I got up and just stood in the energy. I began to actually SEE the light in the dark. It was wild!

A: Ah, so much of this disruption is the flotsam and jetsam that comes up when you're learning how to allow the higher frequency to be your default ("home")!

PP: You got it!

For Those Who Plan Ahead. . .

I wanted to let you know that I will be at Omega Institute in New York next summer to do a weekend intensive on the Frequency material. The exact dates are July 16-18. So if that appeals to you, make a note! I'll of course announce it in greater detail as the time nears.

Monday, October 19, 2009

NEGATIVITY PART 1: Katrina Revisited

Of late I have been thinking quite a bit about how to view, or interact with, or handle—negativity, suffering, cruelty, destructive stupidity, victimization, and crassness of every ilk. I want to write about it now, in bits and pieces, to try to find some coherence, some way to live positively without being blind and numb. I invite you to dialogue with me here or on Facebook, if you'd like, because this has got to be one of the most important issues we can tackle at this point in our transformation process.

What arises first is coming out of my reading The Tin Roof Blowdown, by James Lee Burke, one of my favorite mystery writers. Burke, whose Dave Robicheaux detective series takes place in the Louisiana bayou country, places this story right in the middle of Hurricane Katrina. And he describes the hurricane itself and its aftermath as only a writer sensitive to minute sensory detail can. Here is his description of the storm itself:

"A category 5 hurricane carries an explosive force several times greater than that of the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. But unlike a man-made weapon of mass destruction, a hurricane creates an environment that preempts our natural laws. Early on the air turns a chemical green and contains a density that you can hold in your palm. The lightning and the thunder arrive almost like predictable friends, then fade into the ether and seem to become little more than a summer squall. Rain rings chain the swells between the whitecaps and the wind smells of salt spray and hard-packed sand that has warmed under the sun. You wonder if all the preparedness and alarm hasn't been much ado about nothing.

"Then the tide seems to shrink from the land, as though a giant drainhole has formed in the center of the Gulf. Palm trees straighten in the stillness, their fronds suddenly lifeless. You swallow to stop the popping sound in your ears, with the same sense of impotence you might experience aboard a plane that is dramatically losing altitude. To the south, a long black hump begins to gather itself on the earth's rim, swelling out of the water like an enormous whale, extending itself all across the horizon. You cannot believe what you are watching. The black hump is now rushing toward the coastline, gaining momentum and size, increasing in velocity so rapidly that its own crest is absorbed by the wave before it can crash to the surface in front of it."

I was in Johannesburg, South Africa when Katrina hit, working there for 2 months. I saw the coverage through the more neutral eyes of the BBC and worldwide CNN, not from
America's own media. I was numbed by what I saw, and yet I was so distant from it; it was like seeing tragedies in foreign countries from the comfort of my living room in California. Here I was viewing something in my own country as a foreigner might see it. And on top of that odd inside-outness, I was experiencing the true dangers of a real crime-ridden city, and the atrocities committed by and to the various black peoples who'd immigrated to J'burg — all the homes "protected" by high walls topped with rows of razor wire, being warned of men breaking car windows with spark plugs to carjack you; reeling over reports of break-ins where burglars raided refrigerators then murdered all the people in the house, having visited Soweto's shanties. I was in such overwhelm from the parallels between the gruesome realities. How much could I actually let in, and process? Burke goes on to describe some of the Katrina afternath:

"From a boat or any other elevated position, as far as the eye could see, New Orleans looked like a Caribbean city that had collapsed beneath the waves. The sun was merciless in the sky, the humidity like lines of ants crawling inside your clothes. The linear structure of a neighborhood could be recognized only by the green smudge of yard trees that cut the waterline and row upon row of rooftops dotted with people who perched on sloped shingles that scalded their hands.

"The smell was like none I ever experienced. The water was chocolate-brown, the surface glistening with a blue-green sheen of oil and industrial chemicals. Raw feces and used toilet paper issued from broken sewer lines. The gray, throat-gagging odor of decomposition permeated not only the air but everything we touched. The bodies of dead animals, including deer, rolled in the wake of our rescue boats. And so did those of human beings, sometimes just a shoulder or an arm or the back of a head, suddenly surfacing, then sinking under the froth.

"They drowned in attics and on the second floors of their houses. They drowned along the edges of Highway 23 when they tried to drive out of Plaquemines Parish. They drowned in retirement homes and in trees and on car tops while they waved frantically at helicopters flying by overhead. They died in hospitals and nursing homes of dehydration and heat exhaustion, and they died because an attending nurse could not continue to operate a hand ventilator for hours upon hours without rest.

"If by chance you hear a tape of the 911 cell phone calls from those attics, walk away from it as quickly as possible, unless you are willing to live with voices that will come aborning in your sleep for the rest of your life."

I am reading Burke's great detail of the horrendousness of the situation, because I want to feel more, but I also don't want to feel that much more. But I'm doing it, putting myself in other people's shoes. I am pondering: How does one help? How do I expand to allow these suffering-realities and not be dragged down by them, and not validate them too much, and not recoil from them too much, and maintain and evolve my compassion? I'm not quite sure yet, but I am going to keep writing and penetrating into these ideas. . .
There surely is much more of this to come as we transform from old world to new — along with great positive openings, too, of course — but if we want to lead a path through suffering, we've got to be able to maintain a healthy center, an open heart.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Measure Your Well-Being

This just came from my colleague, Laurie Nadel:

Measure your own well-being at

This survey comes from the New Economic Forum (UK), Cambridge University Well-Being Institute, and European Social Survey. Answer the questions and it gives you a spider-web shaped chart that is your "well-being" profile. You can compare your profile to people in other countries.

The New Economic Forum wants Parliament and other European governments to consider well-being as an indicator of true least as important as the GNP! Seems the rest of the world is moving beyond the US in terms of innovative thinking, eh?

Photo of New Mexico sunrays by Jon Driscoll, Pecos, NM

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Little More Perspective on 2012

I've edited and paraphrased key points in a recent article written by Mark Stevenson concerning 2012 and the Mayan calendar. I met Larry Joseph in Lisbon this year, by the way, and respect his journalistic integrity. I pass along the perspectives here because there has been such a terrible stir about what might be coming. I do not feel great negativity at all concerning 2012, but feel that there is definitely a transformational shift in the works, though I do not get that it is tied to a specific date. I will pass along ideas related to "The Shift" as I receive them. I continue to advocate that we stay fully in the moment and raise our personal vibration, becoming "transparent," which to me means that we dissolve our holding patterns and mental/emotional contractions so energy can flow through us unimpeded.

The Mayan Long Count calendar begins in 3,114 BC, dividing time into approximately 394-year periods known as baktuns. Thirteen was a sacred number for the Mayas—the completion number before a new cycle begins again—and the 13th baktun ends around Dec. 21, 2012. "It's a special anniversary of creation," said David Stuart, a specialist in Mayan epigraphy at the University of Texas at Austin. "The Maya never said the world is going to end, they never said anything bad would happen necessarily, they're just recording this future anniversary."

Tribal elder Apolinario Chile Pixtun, a Guatemalan, says a significant time period for the Mayas does end on the date but most Mayan elders say the doomsday theories spring from Western, not Mayan ideas, and are nonsense.Others say there are astronomical alignments that coincide in 2012, including one that happens only once every 25,800 years. Mexican archaeologist Guillermo Bernal notes there are other inscriptions at Mayan sites for dates far beyond 2012—including one that roughly translates into the year 4772. Bernal suggests that apocalypse is "a very Western, Christian" concept projected onto the Maya, perhaps because Western myths are "exhausted."

Some say the Maya knew that the Earth's axis wobbles, slightly changing the alignment of the stars every year. Once every 25,800 years, the sun aligns with the center of our galaxy on a winter solstice, the sun's lowest point in the horizon. That will happen on Dec. 21, 2012, when the sun appears to rise in the same spot where the bright center of galaxy sets. Author John Major Jenkins says his two-decade study of Mayan ruins indicates the Maya were aware of the alignment and attached great importance to it. "If we want to honor and respect how the Maya think about this, then we would say that the Maya viewed 2012, as all cycle endings, as a time of transformation and renewal," said Jenkins.

Author Lawrence Joseph says a peak in explosive storms on the surface of the sun combined with a hole in the earth's magnetic shield could knock out the power grid, triggering food shortages, water scarcity—a collapse of civilization, especially in regions closer to the poles. Solar peaks occur about every 11 years, but Joseph says there's evidence the 2012 peak could be "a lulu." While pressing governments to install protection for power grids, Joseph counsels readers not to use 2012 as an excuse to not live in a healthy, responsible fashion.

Other sources say a galactic alignment or magnetic disturbances could somehow trigger a "pole shift" creating the ultimate planetary catastrophe. Scientists say that, at best, the poles might change location by one degree over a million years, with no sign that it would start in 2012.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Rainer Maria Rilke Poem

My close friend, Rod McDaniel, who lives in Heidelberg, has for the past 3 years been fastidiously translating Rilke's poems, elegies, and now, the letters—many of which are archived in the Heidelberg University library. He's been feeling into the spirit of the work, and making sure the translation captures Rilke's best mystical intent. The letters, especially, are an amazingly rich source of insight about the colleagues and amazing thinkers who all knew each other and gathered in Europe around the turn of the century.

Here is one of the beautiful poems by Rilke, who never ceases to inspire me:

Look, I know there are those
who never learn to walk the paths
that lead people to each other.
Rather, they experience an opening
into a suddenly breathable Heaven.
A never-ending flight
through love's thousand years night.

Invariably they all smile,
already crying with joy.
Invariably they all cry,
already full of eternal joy.

Don't ask me
how long they continue feeling. How long
can one see those ascending toward Heaven?
Perhaps inexpressable Heaven
is invisible
even to our inner landscape.

Destiny is something else. Destiny makes people
visible. Standing like towers. Falling.

But lovers continue
beyond their own destruction
eternally forth; and there is no exit
out of the infinite. Who retreats from
eternal joy?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Intuitive Way Newsletters

The latest issue of my Intuitive Way eNews is just out. You can access it, and the previous issue from September 15, at

Here are the the mini-editorials from both issues; I write about what I sense is happening just below the surface of our awareness:

Sep 15
In recent weeks I've experienced an increase in snagged movement: interviews falling through the cracks, clients missing appointments, my car's battery dead followed by the clutch failing the same day, and the next day, the dishwasher breaking. Through it all I've been somewhat surprised by the way I've been acting. It's as though my observer part is watching to see how I do in these "tests."

I seem to be saturating with and convincing my body about the teachings from Frequency; Stay in the present moment. Notice what my Inner Perceiver is noticing and what is showing up in my reality. Asking why? What do I need to know? What do I feel like doing that brings me pleasure? How do I stay in my Home Frequency and let life do what it's doing?

So, I found myself enjoying my conversations with the various mechanics, and getting great service. Finding that there were reasons an appointment was missed twice: a key action had to take place before I could talk to the client convincingly about her main issue. Over and over, I found that validating the reality of trust, and the power of "being-with" life attentively and lovingly, brought smooth movement. I wasn't stopping the flow; I was being enriched and entertained by it, no matter the shape of things.

I could sense that the wave of energy affecting the world had "bunched up" as it began penetrating the physical and emotional realms. I noticed the intensity of agitation & hatred that emerged in politics, and the number of people who were unreachable, isolated in their own realities as they "handled" what was surfacing in their lives and awareness. Now, though, it feels that the wave has moved through the denseness and is beginning to release out the other side and carry us on to new views.

Oct 8
In the last newsletter I wrote about staying in the flow and not voting on whether experiences were "good" or "bad." I find this theme continuing. I've mentioned that this year has been one big intensification of the energy on the planet, and thus, in our bodies and lives. I now see many people getting with the concept of releasing the clutter of soul-blocking thinking and old habits, and intentionally wanting to raise their frequency.

Often the method for achieving this is slightly unconscious at first, surprising or tricking the mind. A turn of events might look "negative," but the overall effect is to free the Flow through the body, emotions, and mind. In the last month, for the first time in my whole career, I've had 3 clients who either became nauseous during their reading, or immediately afterward. One went home and threw up all night. As "bad" as this sounds, I sense what was really happening was that the soul was intent on moving the personality forward, through old heavy family programming, and in a couple cases, through some brutally violent childhood experiences.

How does this work? Perhaps it has something to do with "I can't stomach this old pain anymore," with the organism wanting to rid itself immediately of an unhealthy, toxic energy pattern. I find we often act out physically the shifting of consciousness, to make the change really real to our subconscious and body. Sometimes we create a physical turning point, a marker, as an excuse to change. It might be an accident, or illness, or dramatic event. Now you can say, "See, I'm different—BECAUSE I'm now on the other side of. . .

One of the clients who became nauseous said, "My boss said I was probably releasing toxins...(but in spite of the nausea) I definitely felt very peaceful on my drive home." She reported that the other client, her friend, "was overwhelmed by the reading (not in a negative way). She said she probably only picked up on 10% of what you said. She was going to go back and listen to the tape. I already noticed a tremendous attitudinal change in two areas of her life...pretty amazing, actually."

What's fascinating to me is that I am seeing people operating FROM THEIR SOUL and yet not quite aware of it yet. They are doing whatever's necessary to get clear, and often as fast as they can, even if that means some discomfort or even big changes in their relationships, job, or living situation. I am tremendously moved by this; it's courage at it's best, the human spirit at its best.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Kevin Blackwell on 2012

You might enjoy this little video of Kevin Blackwell speaking in attunement with Gandhi and Krishna about 2012. The message is simple and a good reminder.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Free Books

I have:
• 2 extra copies of the Dutch version of Dream Dictionary for Dummies

• 1 extra copy of the Russian version of The Intuitive Way

• 1 extra copy of the Danish version of Intuitive Way

• 1 extra copy of the Swedish version of Intuitive Way

• 1 extra copy of the Italian version of Intuitive Way

• 1 extra copy of the Japanese version of The Intuitive Way

• 1 extra copy of the French version of The Intuitive Way

I will give these to the first person who contacts me concerning each one, via my website Contact form ( All I ask is that you cover the cost of shipping and handling, which I will work out with you after we see where the book needs to go.