Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Heart Centered World

 ***(If you haven't read my last post which explains The Aquarian Age in terms LDS understand, I recommend you do.)

I was thinking more about this new age we have entered, and I forgot to mention that it is feminine, heart centered age. The Piscean age was all about the masculine energy. Guns. War. Intellect. The brain. Knowledge. Whose brain is bigger? How can I use what I know to get ahead or take advantage of xyz?

The current era is about having an experience of God with us. What I love about the heart is that in the chakral system, the heart is where the two triangles overlap. If you look at the body there is a lower triangle and an upper triangle. The lower triangle contains the Chakras that have to do with earthly things, like survival, money, sex, will power, ego. The upper triangle contains the things that deal with more heavently spheres, communication, intuition and connection with God. The heart is where they meet. It is the balance between both worlds. Just like Christ, with his Godly father and earthly mother, is the overlap between Heaven and Earth.

So when people talk about a heart centered world they are talking about Christ Consciousness--even if they don't realize that's what they are talking about.I love this excerpt from the Heavenly Mother essay in our book. 
"As son of heavenly parents, though born to an earthly mother, Jesus Christ personifies all the attributes of both God the Father and God the Mother. Ida Smith gave a talk at a 1980 Brigham Young University Women's Conference later reprinted in the Ensign, entitled "The Lord as a Role Model for Men and Women." She pointed out that the SAvior possessed attributed that both sexes should strive to emulate:
"Some women complain that they have no strong role models in the scriptures. That is not true. We have many models there. And our main one is the Savior, himself. Nowhere is it written that he is a model for men only; and nowhere is it written that men and women should each be allowed only half of his traits!... Nowhere, for example does it say that tenderness, kindness, charity, faithfulness, patience, gentleness, and compassion are strictly female traits and should be utilized by women only. And nowhere does he say that courage, strength, determination, and leadership should be the exclusive prerogative of men."
So, what are the implications of being in a feminine heart-centered world now? Well, first I will tell you what it does not mean--(and I'm sad that I even have to say this) it's not about women staging protests and trying to reclaim power or be like men. That's very Piscean. In fact, women and men, who continue to try to live in a Piscean (last age) way will find that things don't go very well for them. Things that used to work, don't any more. This has been the fate of many businesses and industries as we have transitioned through the cusp into the age of experience (for example, the music industry, and the publishing industry). And just to be clear, the Aquarian Age  it's not about turning men into women, either.

To me, living in this feminine, heart-centered world is about relating to our human experience differently, and how we relate to the "energy" that is now available to us. When humans get involved, we have human problems. If you live in Christ consciousness, you will recognize that you are divine, that you don't need to be redeemed. Your spirit is perfect and whole. It is your human identified self --body and mind--that need to be redeemed and brought into harmony with that already perfect and royal part of you. And the technology that we are using in the Aquarian age to acheive this is Love. Love is the highest frequency in the universe and the way by which the Atonement was accomplished. God is love. Therefore, love is stronger than evil. Love is Infinite and Endless. When we are one with love, we are one with God.

With regard to the energy that is now available to us: this scripture from Acts 2 best explains what I'm talking about: 

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall aprophesy:

Do women have a special place in this time. Of course. Women are amazing. They already were, and we're only becoming more so. But I think it's more about one women becoming more involved in this age and that is our Mother in Heaven. Have you noticed that in 2011 and 2012 there were more articles published about here than ever before, including a huge one in BYU Studies which cited more than 600 mentions of her by General Authorities over the years. (Download it here for $2) There has never been an official silence about her--that has just been a cultural or folklorical belief that we weren't supposed to mention her too much. The truth is, the apostles and prophets have been talking about her without apology for years. Why was it so taboo for years? Probably because we are products of our world, which was stuck in the Piscean Age.

Not only is Heavenly Mother more talked about now, but we have more access to her energy and love. Do you feel it? I no longer feel like I'm just talking to a cool white haired man up there, but also to the radiant woman next to him. It feels balanced. Beautiful.

I hope you all feel that way I do that we should all be shouting for joy about this change of the age.It's a golden age of humanity. Of course, like I mentioned yesterday, we still live in an age of opposition and so the opposite forces on the planet may just as nasty, but there is more love and light and power accessible to those who seek than ever before. And those of us who know this, need to help and elevate everyone else.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Does the LDS Church Leadership Know We've Entered a New Age?

The change of the age was all that some people could talk about last year. And I talked about it a lot too. In the Kundalini Yoga community and other communities, everyone knew that the change of the age, which had been on the cusp since 1993 would happen in November, 2011, and that it would take about a whole year to transition. Therefore 2012 was the rebirthing year--and according to prophecies, 12-21-2012 was supposed to be a huge activation date where the earth would be flooded with "energy" and the transition would be complete. If all this sounds like Greek, don't worry, I'm about to explain.

An artist's rendition of galactic center.

The term "New Age" has several different meanings including a genre of music, but this is what it means in way I use it above: Basically, we used to be in the Age of Information/Knowledge (sometimes called the Piscean age) and now we are in the Age of Experience (sometimes called the Aquarian Age--it has nothing to do with Astrology).

What does that mean? It means that the world used to work differently. Knowledge used to be power. You had to go to people who had the knowledge to learn things. You had to go to teachers and preachers to learn who God was, how to build a transistor, or how to have a baby. Now with the Internet, all knowledge is available. The only secret is that there are no more secrets. (It is interesting if you look at the dates, I believe the internet took off in 1993, when we first entered that cusp.)

The current age is about having your own experience, especially the experience of God within you. There is no separation between us an God any more. Of course, the LDS church, has always doctrinally taught this (personal revelation) but under the weight of the Piscean Age, it was not as wonderfully activated/treasured as I have seen it become in recent years. 

Also, the current age (The Age of Aquarius) is also the age that the prophecies say, will usher in the 1000 years of peace--which, as we know, is the coming of Christ and the millineum.

As the days and weeks led up to 12-21-2012, I warned everyone to prepare. To uplevel their frequency so that they could handle the energetic earthquake that was coming. Yogic and Mayan prophecies said that on that day, the earth's sun would be aligned with Galactic Center (only happens once every 26,000 years) and the earth would be flooded with "energy." What this energy is, no one really explained, which is why some people thought it would mean end of the world, but the yogis knew it was not the end of the world, but the end of the world as we knew it. In LDS terms, it would change from a telestial to a terrestrial state.

If you are looking around thinking, nothing has changed, I hope to show you that it has, and not only that, but the leaders of the church were well aware and God has inspired them to do certain things to help us through this age.  I'll explain in a moment, but I must preface by saying that this is all my interpretation as I have sought personal revelation about what has been going on, but please pray about everything you read.

Leading up to 12-21-2012, I wondered if our church leaders knew what was coming. Clearly something was coming, but LDS prophets have never been into giving specific dates. As far as what happened to people on the planet--some people probably didn't notice any difference, but if you remember, there were quite a lot of people freaking out last December. There were some killings, accidents, unusual happenings, and some people in my life freaked out.

Now with a few months of perspective, I realize what happened. The "Energy" that the earth got flooded with was actually a whole lot more spirits--both angels AND devils. To put it in Ghostbuster terms, a gate was opened. We know that this can happen, as is prophecied in Revelation--when each seal is opened, the earth is flooded with something different. I strongly encourage another prayerful read of The Book of Revelation if you haven't read it recently.

The Ghostbusters trying to close a gate.

Of course, you have heard that the Spirit World is here on Earth, but until recently it has been pretty inaccessible to those of us with a veil. It has become less so since December. Have you noticed? Here is just one example. Many people I talk to have had a great increase in their intuitive powers in the last year. It used to be that I would think of someone and they would call  me or I would call someone and they said, "I was just thinking of you." It used to be that this happened about 5 times a year. Now it happens 5 times a day. Sometimes 4 times an hour. It is like thought fiberoptics.

There is just more access now, if we are tuned to the right channel. There is more love, more peace, more revelation waiting for us than ever before. Again, if we are tuned to the right channel. Of course, we still live in a world of opposition, so that means that there is more and nastier varieties of the opposite. Temptation and trial has never been sorer.

So basically the war on the other side of the veil just got more intense. What have our leaders done to prepare for this? Well I find it very interesting that last October, they lowered the missionary age for men and women, causing an overwhelming increase in missionaries. I heard that the week after they made the announcement, they got 8000 applications. When they normally receive several hundred/week. So by December, they had begun to flood the earth with an army of light warriors working on this side of the veil. I don't think that the timing of this was a coincidence at all.

Another announcement made at general conference was a curriculum change for the youth. The new curriculum is now more experienced based. They teach each other from their experiences and are not lectured at by a teacher. That sounds very appropriate for the Aquarian age, doesn't it? I love this.

Next, and this was not as well emphasized in conference, but if you are LDS, you should be hearing about it by now, is that they highly encouraged people to start taking their own ancestral names to the temple. Why? And Why now? I have several insights on this:

  • First, as I stated above, is to build an army on the other side of the veil, your own personal army. 
  • Second, has to do with my understanding of energy work and generational healing. I won't go into that in depth here, but a simple energy healing in one person, can heal all their family members 7 generations back and forward. I have seen it in living relatives as I have done my own work and my daughter has told me things that confirm this. As far as our dead ancestors go, they need healing too! I didn't realize this until this year, but they are not instantly perfect when they go to the next life. They need us to help them. Not just to do their temple work, but also to help them repent, etc. So, you never know how doing and ancestor's temple work may allow some profound healing in you as well. And we need to be healed. Wounds are weaknesses where Satan can enter. The more healed we are from our own stuff, the less power Satan has over us and the more we are able to be lighthouses to others in this time.
  • Third, the temple and temple work give us power over Satan like no other power. Even youth and people who can't for whatever reason go to the temple at the moment, can benefit from this power by immersing themselves in finding names for the temple. Many other church leaders have said this, (including Brigham Young) but the most recent to say it is Elder Richard G. Scott--he told the youth of the church: "Do you young people want a sure way to eliminate the influence of the adversary in your life? Immerse yourself in searching for your ancestors."
So there you have it. We are in a new age. It's getting real. But don't subscribe to the fear channel, God has your back! If you are having a hard time with anxiety or stress or overwhelm, you aren't alone. If your family members are freaking out, you are not alone. Learn to meditate. It will retrofit your mental architecture so you can handle the energy that is here now. It will also help your family. As I write this, I am overwhelmed with love for God. I'm so happy to be alive at this time. Some people in my life are not handling this onslaught as well as I hoped, but I know that my prayers have more power than ever before and I will continue to teach anyone who wants to learn, so that we "can all sit down together in heaven" as one wise RS lady said.

Sat Nam. Many Blessings.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Resistance is a Good Sign

When my collaborators and I were writing our book, we had some difficult times. We each had our turn experiencing the wrath of the adversary using whatever means he could to wreak havoc in our personal lives and shake our faith. I have found that it is usually the absolute worst (dangling by an eyelash over the canyon of doom) right before it is about to get better--way better. This is sort of the pattern, unfortunately. When you seek Christ, you are going to encounter Satan.

This happened to me a year ago, I got really sick and I caught some bad energy that got stuck and I had no will to live for a few days. It was right after this that I realized that the "friend" I had been talking to, was the one who God had been preparing for me for years. Things got a lot better. Miracles happened. We were really happy, and we got a little respite from Satan.

Currently, he's back, but with about 600,000 friends. He's been working on our family from all angles for 6 months and it feels as though we are about to be destroyed. And yet. It only tells me that something really wonderful is about to happen.

If you are experiencing a perfect storm, remember what James taught,

"My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing."

These are the verses right before the famous verse in James 1:5 that led Joseph Smith into the grove, which led to the restoration of the gospel in our times.

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."

It makes me think that perhaps besides just being patient through adversity, God wants us to meditate and ask for wisdom, perhaps about why this trial or what can be learned from it or how to become "perfect and entire, wanting nothing."

Tomorrow night I will be Idaho teaching a Kundalini Yoga meditation class and we'll be doing a meditation to increase in Maturity and Wisdom. If you are anywhere near Pocatello, you should join. 

My prayers are with all people in the same situation. Love and light to you all. 


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Interpretation Vs. Application

I was reading in the Bible Dictionary today about parables and it talked about interpretation vs application. This seemed timely to me. There are a lot of people out there with interesting ideas and deep essays about symbolic and spiritual topics--and we have some great ones in our book, but how does one actually apply it to one's life. Is it changing lives, or is it just agitating people to more intellectual thought/questions? I believe our book changes lives-- at least that is what I hear from people who read it. But there is a LOT of stuff out there on the internet (blogernacle) that I feel mixed about. Not that there is anything wrong with intellectualism or questioning. Questioning is what it is all about, but ultimately, if you listen and you are open to it, God will take you to a place of answers, not just questions for the sake of questions. (C.S. Lewis has some great thoughts on this in The Great Divorce.)

Also, when I see people regurgitate the same ideas in different ways over and over again, it makes me wonder. What's really going on? Where are you taking us? It was a good idea, but it's time to move above and beyond. Up-level.

What I love about Kundalini Yoga Meditation is that it is an applied science technology. This won't make any sense to you until you actually do it. I can write about it all day long and you can read about it all day long, but until you do it, you won't know. Just like all interpretations (of dreams, visions, scriptures, inspiration, etc), until you apply it, it has no value.

Perhaps the reason some people spend a lot of time behind a computer writing about ideas and don't actually get to the application is because of fear. I can understand this. Unknowns are uncomfortable. It's scary to go beyond the avatar. It makes us vulnerable. But most things that are of love and truth and the Spirit, are worth the risk. And no matter what, God has your back.

Go be with you in the application. Many blessings.