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Thursday, September 30, 2010
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Saturday, September 11, 2010
Nut, the ancient Egyptian Sky Goddess of Sacred Purpose, and Horus, the hawk-headed Young King, expander of consciousness, woke me up this morning before sunrise while Jupiter (aligned with Horus) was still very bright in the dark night sky. I felt Nut’s shimmering presence emanating powerful downloads of information through my energy field. She arched her beautiful indigo blue star body over me as I lay half asleep and half awake. Nut and Horus conveyed their message to me through electrical energetic waves and currents that vibrated and filled both my mind and heart with many strong images and emotions.
Over the past year I’ve repeatedly heard the same inner message, “It is time to heal the past and learn from the future.” I’ve spent the last 28 years focused on healing the past and moving toward a “bigger picture.” I’ve done a ton of inner work personally and professionally. I’ve concentrated on ridding myself of dysfunctional, addictive patterns and I have assisted others in finding their freedom from their inner demons. I hold the belief that in some way we all have addictions which keep us from being who we really are.
The Shamanic Breathwork™ Process emerged from my own healing journey. It has proved to be a very beneficial tool in helping people to heal the past. Through the healing power of the breath, people are able to drop quickly into an altered state and, essentially, time travel back to all the situations through which they’ve experienced soul loss and taken on negative energies. These negative energies have kept them stuck in the present as if the past was still their reality.
Until we let go of our attachment to our pain body we will continue to spin round and round the same old pattern and not much progress will be made. Dedication and willingness to let go of the past and move forward on the spiral path must be cultivated daily. Through letting go of old outworn patterns that no longer serve us, we energetically free up the space in our psyches so that learning from the future can happen in our lives.
Many people talk about releasing their past programming. It is time to give equal attention to our future programming. This future programming is held within our DNA and can be even more powerful than our past programming, once we surrender our ego agenda and open to our true soul purpose. This is not an easy task; the human ego can be so afraid of dying that it can even make a preemptive strike and take its own life so as to not feel the intense feelings involved during transformation. This is not a judgment but an observation of how, as the old saying goes, we can sometimes “cut off our nose to spite our face.”
The Shamanic Breathwork Process accelerates the transformation of consciousness by raising one’s awareness of past, present and future realities. It reaches deep within the psyche to resolve hidden conflicts and unfinished business from the past, whether rooted in this lifetime or another. Simultaneously, the breathwork journey moves us beyond the limits of the “little self” that likes to play old re-runs of our past as if it is still our present. This is the narcissistic part of our ego mind that automatically defaults back to its old wounds. When we begin to wake up and realize that our egos are unconsciously addicted to pain and suffering the opportunity opens for our future self to download into the present. The future self is very real; it is an imaginal self that exists just as much as the past self but has yet to come into the fullness of our experience. When we begin to actively feel its pull within us it is already moving into our present life. In other words, it is a part of our unfolding self that is eager and ready to be born into the world and needs our conscious cooperation in order to birth in wisdom instead of learning through woe.
Suffering is very real on our planet. There is genuine pain happening all around us in war-torn countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, the suffering caused by deforestation, oil spills and other ecological disasters, or the millions of people who no longer have food or homes due to earthquakes, floods, wars and famine. However, for those of us fortunate not to experience these external disasters, much of what we suffer is self imposed from our ego attachments. Many years ago I was taught that we have two choices: we can focus on the problem or become a part of the solution. While I do not advocate staying in denial or spiritual by-pass by ignoring problems, I also know that reliving the past over and over is a self-defeating pattern and can become an addiction.
The world around us is a reflection of our inner state of being. The old story lines of pain and suffering are part of the old era; as we collectively move into the new aeon we need to open to the “new story” – a much bigger picture and vision for our future. This is an evolutionary shift that has been predicted by religious, spiritual and shamanic traditions for thousands of years. We are all a part of the world’s challenges and opportunities for transformation. As we shift our own consciousness away from addiction and into planetary service, we are healing the world.
The Earth and all its beings are calling out to the heart of humanity to heal and open to a bigger reality. This is not a time for staying asleep but for awakening and taking creative action in our lives. The past is about addiction; the future is about embodying love and sacred purpose.
My personal spiritual commitment is to continue to rid myself of the immaturity and selfishness that blocks my soul’s true purpose. I don’t believe in accidents; I believe in divine appointment. My hope, my prayer and my faith is that we will all awaken from our deep slumber before it is too late. It is time to not only imagine a new Earth but to create it. We must each find the love in our hearts that will inspire and motivate us to fulfill our unique role in helping to reshape reality. We begin by taking responsibility for changing ourselves and opening the portals so as to birth higher love and wisdom on Earth as it is in Heaven. It is time for humanity to shape shift into its future self NOW!
All My Relations,
Linda Star Wolf, Founding Director of:
Venus Rising University
Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts
Shamanic Ministers Global Network
The Shamanic Breathwork ™ Process: www.shamanicbreathwork.org
Co Founder of Isis Cove Community and Retreat Center in western North Carolina
Shamanic Breathwork: Journeying Beyond the Limits of the Self by Linda Star Wolf
Shamanic Egyptian Astrology: Your Planetary Relationship to the Gods, co-written with Ruby Falconer
Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt: Awakening the Healing Power of the Heart, co-written with Nicki Scully
The Anubis Oracle: A Journey Into the Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt co-written with Nicky Scully
and 30 Shamanic Questions for Humanity: From Ego Agenda to Soul Purpose, by Linda Star Wolf
Monday, September 6, 2010
We will all remember where we were and what we were doing on September 11th 2001 as well as the emotions we experienced that day. In the years since we have all struggled to make sense of those events and determine the best response. Although I am not sure how to make sense of those events I believe the best response is determined by the desired outcome. Do we perpetuate the cycle of violence with more of the same or work for peace?
There are those who believe that a violent response is the most appropriate response to a violent attack. What are the consequences of this choice to all of us? War leads to destruction of life, decimation of the earth, destruction of entire countries, economic ruin and because it breaks down the social fabric of entire cultures, makes the vulnerable more easily recruited for future violence. How would some of the worlds best peacemakers respond? Jesus Christ said that if your enemy strikes you, you are to offer him the other cheek. Buddha taught on the principle of doing no harm through right living and right choices. Ghandi, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Dali Lama and Mother Theresa are all examples of peacemaking through non-violence.
If we do not desire the consequences of war how do we create peace? Violence is primarily a spiritual problem. I believe that violence is a consequence of being separated from the divine, separated from our own sacredness, the sacredness of others and that of the earth. When we inflict harm or injury on another we damage our own spirits, our relationship with others and our relationship with the divine. This cycle of separation will continue without conscious intervention on all of our parts and so will the cycle of violence. I believe that we bring peace by first honoring our own sacredness, the sacredness of others, the sacredness of the earth, our relationship to the divine and by recognizing the interconnectedness of all beings. Once we understand this and take into our hearts we are no longer capable of inflicting intentional harm on another.
Practically speaking, ignorance and fear are the genesis of hatred and violence so overcoming them is key in peacemaking. Openness, love, respect and understanding are the anecdotes to ignorance and fear. Listen with an open mind and an open heart to those who are different. Actively seek opportunities to learn about and befriend people who are different. Learn to respect others based on our shared humanity and shared interest in leaving the world a better place than we found it. Remember that different doesn’t mean better than or worse than. Remember that we are all part of the same human family.
As we remember the events of Sept. 11th and mourn all who were lost there, the thousands of US service members killed and injured in the subsequent wars and the thousands of innocents who’ve been killed or injured let’s also remember that not only is peace possible it is necessary. Creating lasting peace is a powerful way to honor the sacrifices of all who’ve died in the cause of war. It starts with each one of us in our own hearts, minds and lives. May love shine and create peace.
Stephanie Schwinn has a healing center in Iowa. You can contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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Star Wolf's Welcome
My journey in life has been a spiral path of wholeness that continues to move through cycles of change taking me through many symbolic death and rebirth experiences, which I refer to as “shamanic portals of transformation.” I have learned more than I ever thought possible through a process I will share with you in my future writings, called the Shamanic Breathwork™ process, and the five initiations process called S.H.I.P. Once I have made sense of the lessons on my path and discovered the bigger picture, I am ready to pass on and share both my stumblings and my leaps along the way. In my own spiritual quest, I have always appreciated most those who shared their struggles and victories in an authentic way. That will be my humble attempt within the context of this blog.
I believe that we are all indigenous to this earth. I respect all my relations, whether they be human, animal, plant, mineral, visible or invisible ones. We are all related by the great web of life and sent here from the great beyond. Everything we say and do touches all parts of this magnificent web of creation. If I treat myself or anyone else unfairly, we are all affected in some way. Fortunately, the converse is true, as well. I am not perfect. If I am honest and have humility, I can admit that I will make mistakes as I seek to further evolve my conscious awareness. I can also make living amends by striving to change my negative thoughts and behaviors, and live from a more open-hearted connection to others and to myself. I have learned over time that all the changes I seek in the outer world must begin by looking within myself first. I have also learned that it is imperative that I have the courage to be honest with myself and to look at the “shadow” side of my personality. When I have had the courage to truly know myself better, the light and the dark, I have found the inner strength to change my life and shape-shift myself into the light of my true soul’s image.
From time to time I will share different programs and events that are being offered through my non profit organization (Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts) in my blog, as well as photos, videos and teachings, etc. But the main purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet to share the inner musings of my shamanic spirit and journey, and to hear yours as well. I look forward to connecting with all of you who intuitively know that you, too, are a valuable part of the shamanic process of conscious co-creation and evolution on the planet at this time. We each have a role to play and a soul purpose in the drama unfolding in our world today. Together we can create a better place for all beings on earth to live and leave a powerful legacy for those who are yet to come.
I believe we will all be remembered by future generations for the choices we make during this time of huge evolutionary change. In the words of the wonderful poem, “Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver, “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
In Love, In Service, In Gratitude,
Feb 2nd 2009