Jun 30, 2009

Ark of the Covenent Still a Mystery

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If you've been waiting, with bated breath, for the Ethiopian Church to unveil the Ark of the Covenant, prepare to be disappointed. It appears that reports last week were somewhat overblown.

"It is not going to happen so the world has to live with curiosity," said the statement, signed only "Webmaster" in response to the WND inquiry.

The webmaster statement described the tempest as being caused either because of a translation mistake or "a slip [of the] tongue from the patriarch."

I've never been one to get heavily invested in Biblical artifacts, but I was quite intrigued by this announcement. I was also stunned at the possibility that Ethiopian Church would even consider showing its most prized artifact, after all this time. I read Sign and the Seal a few years ago, more because I love Graham Hancock's writing, than any great interest in the mystery of the Ark. I came away from the book fairly convinced that whatever it is, it's in Ethiopia. Something is being fiercely guarded there. While the Ethiopian Church is very public about having the Ark in their possession -- and uses wooden copies in elaborate rituals -- no one sees the actual item, except those charged with its protection.

The guardians of the Ark are selected from among church monks, and spend the rest of their natural lives living with Ark night and day. It is both an honor and a curse. Hancock relates the story of one guardian who abandoned his post and fled to the hills, only to be dragged back to the temple and chained at his post. It also seems to take quite a toll on the body. As has been recorded in other historical texts, on the Ark, it is very "powerful" and causes people near it to have some health problems. The Ethiopians keep it wrapped to "protect the laity" from its effects. Hancock describes the guardians he met as having developed cataracts. I believe it's in this interview that Graham Hancock recently spoke about the toll guarding the Ark takes on the body. The symptoms are, of course, consistent with radiation poisoning, which adds some credence to the theory that it was really a technological device of some kind -- Zecharia Sitchin theorized a communicator -- and may be radioactive.

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Jun 21, 2009

Happy Summer Solstice

There are several places in Chaco Canyon that mark the movement of the sun throughout the year. Casa Rinconada, one of the larger kivas in the Chacoan system, is open to the public just before sunrise during the few days of the summer solstice. During these days, the longest of the year, the sun shines through a window and into a niche.

The Summer Solstice Dawn at Stonehenge

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The Summer Solstice is also known as: Alban Heflin, Alben Heruin, All-couples day, Feast of Epona, Feast of St. John the Baptist, Feill-Sheathain, Gathering Day, Johannistag, Litha, Midsummer, Sonnwend, Thing-Tide, Vestalia, etc.

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People around the world have observed spiritual and religious seasonal days of celebration during the month of June. Most have been religious holy days which are linked in some way to the summer solstice. On this day, typically JUN-21, the daytime hours are at a maximum in the Northern hemisphere, and night time is at a minimum. It is officially the first day of summer. It is also referred to as Midsummer because it is roughly the middle of the growing season throughout much of Europe.

"Solstice" is derived from two Latin words: "sol" meaning sun, and "sistere," to cause to stand still. This is because, as the summer solstice approaches, the noonday sun rises higher and higher in the sky on each successive day. On the day of the solstice, it rises an imperceptible amount, compared to the day before. In this sense, it "stands still." [more here]

Temple of the Sun, Circular Window Marks June Solstice, Machu Picchu, Peru

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Jun 18, 2009

A Species With Amnesia

Really excellent interview with Robert Bauval. In it he walks us through some of his thought process in writing both The Orion Mystery and The Egypt Code. The entire interview is fascinating, but I was particularly struck by the explanation, in the tenth video of the series, of an ancient Egyptian code. He cites Graham Hancock's oft stated assertion that, "we are a species with amnesia," and suggests that the Egyptians have left us a blueprint for remembering who and what we really are. This concept particularly resonates for me, because it could explain why the message I get over and over, from my guides, as I trip the light fantastic through the mysteries, is "remember." Another book to add to the list.

Jun 15, 2009

Cracks in the Ice

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There was a new update from Karen Bishop last evening. This one particularly resonated for me, as did the book excerpt she sent out in her email.


HAVE YOU EVER FELT somehow left out? As if you were perhaps on an island by yourself? Or maybe that things were moving along energetically, and then they suddenly stopped? Have you ever tried to move forward, and been stopped abruptly by some unseen force that simply will not let a thing manifest for you? During this time, have you felt very unsupported?

There comes a time with the ascension process when we are basically disconnected. The energy that brings in the higher vibrations and this energy that we usually connect to in order to create and move forward, feels simply absent. There are several reasons for this. Basically, it is absent. And when these phases occur, they can be quite uncomfortable as they make us feel powerless. And powerlessness is one of the most lower vibrational states we can be in.

We can feel disconnected when the energies are re-adjusting. This is a regular pattern with the ascension process. We go through a period of great movement, and then... nothing but stop sign energy. This period of disconnection occurs because much is being re-aligned and readied for the next stage of movement. At higher levels and at the lower physical levels as well, things are being moved into place for our arrival. It is as if a bed is being made for us to lie in.

In the runes, this current energy would be Isa, or ice. This is the rune Ralph Blum defines as "Standstill." I always hated drawing this rune, in a reading. Patience isn't a natural virtue for me... but I'm learning. From Blum's Rune Cards.

Positive accomplishment is unlikely now. There is a freeze on useful activity; all your plans are on hold. You may be experiencing an unaccustomed drain on your energy and wonder why: a chill wind is reaching you over the ice floes of old outmoded habits. Holding on can result in shallowness of feeling, a sense of being out of touch with life. Seek to discover what you are holding on to that perpetuates this condition, and let it go. Shed, release, cleanse away the old. Doing so will bring on the thaw.

Usually Isa requires a sacrifice of the personal. At such a time you cannot hope to rely on help or friendly support. There is, however, no reason for anxiety. Submit and be still, for what you are experiencing is not necessarily the result of your actions or even your habits, but rather arises from conditions about which you can do nothing. What has been full must be empty; what has increased must decrease. This is the way of Heaven and Earth. To surrender is to display courage and wisdom.

So, it's a difficult energy. Although, I'm finding as I move through this process of ascension, or whatever we choose to label this process, it's getting easier to absorb these phases. In fact the biggest problem I've been having is caring about any of it. I feel thoroughly unmotivated, which takes some of the discomfort out of the stuckness. For months now, I just can't seem to get truly worked up about anything, and it' s not for lack of stressors. And, I have no real urge to do anything. It's like with this blog. I see news items and I think, "Hey, that's kind of interesting. I should blog that... Eh, what're you gonna do. Yawn."

But, this endless winter of discontent may be starting to thaw. I saw some things in meditation towards the end of last week -- I'd describe them if I could -- that indicated to me that things are about to kick into high gear. And, it would appear, Karen Bishop concurs.

This past Thursday (June 11), as I prepared for bed, my star companion showed up with a message. I had just shown my property for sale that day, and assumed he would be pointing out some things that I needed to be aware of, or perhaps that would be helpful in regard to the day’s occurrences, as this was his usual pattern…always helpful is assisting me in any way possible. But this time, I was in for a surprise.

Instead, he stated emphatically that there would be a turn of events that would change everything for me, and it was just around the corner. What exactly did that mean? I had been seeing this same scenario for several weeks and even months for all of us, but never heard this directly from him. And when he tells me something, he is never wrong. He was telling me this himself now, because it was now finally time to go.

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At this point in our journey, many of us have let go of much of everything (whether intentionally or not)…jobs, individuals, relationships, sources of income, future plans, and literally, pretty much everything. This is because we cannot go across the border with all our suitcases. We are starting very new. Remember? This us what we have wanted and have been complaining about not happening for quite some time.

Because there is nothing much left for many of us, we may be feeling very empty right about now. We may perhaps feel exhausted, tired, un-plugged from our Source or even from ourselves, and just feel like we are hanging out there in mid-air, floating from here to there with no sense of direction and not much to keep us going. Because we have let everything go, and are preparing to start very new with a very clean slate, we may indeed not even know what that “very new” will even look like!

Right now, all this movement just sounds exhausting. I hope the apathy and fatigue lift, along with the standstill energy.

I should add that another shoe, or two, may drop in terms of the global situation. There may be another lurch, in terms of the economy. I can't be more specific. Right now it's just a feeling of a kind of tension bubble rising in the collective unconscious. We shall see.

Jun 9, 2009

Autism Spectrum and the Crystal Children

In Karen Bishop's most recent update, she offers an explanation for the up-tick in autism spectrum disorder, in recent years.

Now at epidemic proportions, many of our young ones are experiencing this “disorder.” Why? There are many degrees of autism, but generally speaking, this disorder creates a human existence in two realities or dimensions. Our newest arrivals in human form are more highly evolved, and the very newest arrivals are the most evolved, and so forth. The planet as yet, does not match the vibration of these new little ones. As our planet seems to be getting progressively worse while we expand as far as we can to the most extreme degrees of unpleasantness, in order to create the opposite, it can feel like a most dreadful place indeed for our little ones.

Thus, they escape. And they escape to another dimension or world that is most certainly not here. As for the vaccinations creating the disorder: Introducing lower vibrating energies into a higher vibrating being can only serve to wreak havoc and intensify this situation. So then, the vaccinations exacerbate the situation even more. But know as well, that this is not set in stone. My older grandchildren were vaccinated (ages 5 and 9) and were just fine. And one of our twins has been fine as well...

Psychologist Doreen Virtue has also spoken to the prevalence of diagnosed autism among a generation of children. Virtue has lectured and written extensively on indigo, crystal, and now, rainbow children. My interest in crystal children was piqued after reading this diary by Dunnea on her challenges with her own crystal child. Although my own daughter is not nearly as challenged, certain notes sounded familiar. So, I did a bit of googling, and learned that my daughter is, undoubtedly, a crystal.

The first thing that most people notice about them is their eyes—large, penetrating and wise beyond their years. The Crystal Children’s eyes lock on and hypnotize you, while you realize your soul is being laid bare for these children to see. Perhaps you've noticed this special new "breed" of children rapidly populating our planet. They are happy, delightful and forgiving.

Anyone who has met my daughter will recognize the description. Her "ancient" eyes were repeatedly commented on by hospital nurses, when she was an infant. Some of those nurses were clearly unsettled by the sheer intensity. We've been told repeatedly by relatives, teachers, and total strangers, that she is the happiest, most affectionate, child they've ever seen.

On the down side, she has had a bit of trouble getting used to the regimentation of public school. Her verbal skills, while not delayed, as is common with crystals, are not her primary affinity. She's had some difficulty articulating her rather enormous range of perception, which has caused her some frustration. Mostly, she's just far too free spirited, independent, and high energy, to sit with her hands folded in her lap, for any length of time. So, there've been some meetings with faculty.

Some crystals have been far more challenged and, in Virtue's opinion, have been wrongly diagnosed as autistic.

Specifically, Crystal Children have telepathic abilities that lead them to talk later in life. In the new world, we will all be much more aware of our intuitive thoughts and feelings. We won't rely so much upon the spoken or written word. Communication will be faster, more direct and more honest, because it will be mind-to-mind. Already, increasing numbers of us are getting in touch with our psychic abilities. Our interest in the paranormal is at an all-time high, accompanied by books, television shows and movies on the topic.

So, it's not surprising that the generation following the Indigos are incredibly telepathic. Many of the Crystal Children have delayed speech patterns, and it's not uncommon for them to wait until they're 3 or 4 years old to begin speaking. But parents tell me that they have no trouble communicating with their silent children. Far from it!

The parents engage in mind-to-mind communication with their Crystal Children. And the Crystals use a combination of telepathy, self-fashioned sign language and sounds (including song) to get their point across.

The trouble comes about when the Crystals are judged by medical and educational personnel as having "abnormal" speaking patterns. It's no coincidence that as the number of Crystals are born, the number of diagnoses for autism is at a record high.

There's much more information on indigo and crystal children on the video posted above.

Additional Resources:

The Crystal Children

The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children
What Color is Your Aura?