Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Do You Know The Snow Queen?

It’s no secret that I don’t like cold. That’s why most of the retreats I have taught have been in warm seasons or places. But there is a part of me that keeps coming back to the snow queen. 

She is an image that keeps showing up. She looks like me in a Galadriel sort of way, long hair flowing down, standing on top of a mountain in a long white dress, surrounded by snow. But she is warm. She doesn’t need a parka or a knit hat with a puff ball on top. Or leg warmers or fleece lined tights. Her skin and eyes and lips all look like she is standing comfortably in the tropics, as every snow crystal radiates its unique brightness around her. 

This is the Goddess. The goddess in me. That carries warmth and radiance no matter where she is. And this must be the driving image behind the women’s retreat I will be co-hosting with Heavenly Mother in the lofty peaks of Utah in January. Otherwise, why would I go back to that snowy place? 

What better place to break the frozen lake within, enter and learn from the 7 layers of the heart, heal the voice, and allow the goddess—your own true self goddess image to arise in you. 

Join me and other women in warm community on this vision quest rebirth and make this coming year the best ever. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Starlight Navigation

I haven't blogged much in the last few months because I have been practicing being more and saying less. It is like living in haiku. It has been challenging. The last few months have burned away everything I thought I was. Which means I now get to expand the limits of an identity or a definition. I am. I am.

The one thing that hasn't changed is that I still rise before the sun and put 10% of my day on the altar. Here is a poem I wrote about it in Kauai.

Morning Sadhana

My boat knocks gently against
The other shore of the night
Long before first light shines
On the blue faced doves.

I am writing another one called Starlight Navigation. Did you know that that the north shore of Kauai is pitch black at night? There are no streetlights and the St. Regis Hotel has to black out all their windows with shades at night to prevent light pollution. This is because of the albatross and the shearwater, protected birds, who navigate by starlight.

The albatross and I are more alike than different. Navigating long distances by starlight. Half asleep.

Sometimes I look up at the stars and feel like I might fall into them. Like perhaps they are just their own reflection on water.

And I think about the new star, shining brighter than the rest.

Jesus Christ came to earth to redefine our navigation system.

He is the Light of the world and He is not limited to anyone's definition of him. He is an artist, a lover, a warrior, an engineer, a destroyer, a creator, a friend, a brother, a mentor, a gardener, a God, a human, a yogi, a Jew, a savior, a rabbi, an astronomer, a sailor, a fisher, a builder, a traveler, a healer, a bridegroom. And more. But primarily, He is Love.  Love is not something He said or did, it is just what He is. And what I am. And what you are.

But how can you remember this when you do not get up before the sun rises? The 4th watch is when Christ will come to you. I encourage you to spend time in the early nectar hours meditating on Him in the glow of your tree lights. Or if you are lucky enough to live in a place where you can see stars, turn out all the lights and navigate by starlight.

Happy holidays and lots of love from me and Amarjot Kaur this season.

Monday, December 14, 2015

What is Alchemy? Shamanism? Vision Quest?

Alchemy is the process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a substance of great value.

Some people would call this magical. Of course it is. Magic in the sense that Jesus is magic, and God is magic. And God is within all of us so we all have the capacity to turn our impoverished life experiences into something of great value.

So that's what I mean when I talk about alchemy.

What is a Shaman? Well a Shaman is a light who helps others to see in the darkness. Shaman are guides, often with spiritual gifts, who are able to help others see better. Shamanism is a confusing thing these days because anyone can call themselves a shaman. There are no certifications or licensing procedures and there are people out there with sketchy behaviors calling themselves Shamanic practitioners--such a giving people hallucinogenic drugs and calling it "medicine." I aim to give the title of Shaman back its grace--with the help of a few friends who will be with me at my upcoming retreat, which I should mention is a women's only retreat.

Women's Shamanic Alchemy Vision Quest Breakthrough Rebirthing Retreat - Click to learn more or register.

What is a vision quest? This is also confusing. There are two kinds of vision quests. One was a traditional Native American Ritual- When an adolescent boy was approaching manhood, he would go out into the wilderness alone without food and water and fasted and prayed for several days and called on God to give him a vision of what his future destiny or life work should be.

The other kind of vision quest was when a shaman needed an answer to a question and couldn't get it by other means and so went into a shamanic journey (similar to an advanced imagery journey they way I have trained people to do them, though slightly different) and commune with the spirit world through visions.

So basically, if you are into imagery, meditation, and elevation, you are already into all this stuff. We'll just be adding some new levels and including the Divine mother more and Mother Nature. This retreat will also continue to unfold the sacred feminine and heal the heart center of the world which is women.

I look forward to all of our alchemy together in the future. Sat Nam.

Monday, December 7, 2015

New e-Book: Mormons Explained For Kundalini Yogis

I did it. I wrote this e-book I have been joking about. It's a real book now. So far it is only on my online store. It's free if you want it as a PDF and consent to be added to my newsletter list. If you prefer to read ebooks on your reader, you can wait till it comes out on Kindle and pay a few bucks for it.

Click to download from the store