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The times we live in have been prophesied by ancient maps of many different traditions. They all point to a time of the birthing of a new consciousness. And that time is now. Our evolution is driven by creation which is accelerating at unprecedented speed. The same creative force that drives the evolution of the Universe, drives the evolution of our very own Soul.

Evolution. A time of birth. A time of death. A time of change. 

Conditions that tend to make us all a bit fearful. Our human nature prefers a more predictable path. We like things we can count on. We like to feel safe and in control. In the midst of these transiting times, cultivating stillness is essential.

In stillness, we become a receptive vessel. We source from an infinite consciousness into which we are all linked. This information lands in our body as a knowing, a felt sense. There is no need to justify, defend or make sense of this information, we just know. It is our truth. The more we listen to the voice of this truth, the more we allow our life to be guided by the infinite intelligence of Spirit.

What if we were to trust that what we need would come to us in stillness?  This is in direct opposition to mind that needs to figure out, have a plan and do something.

Last month a practice for cultivating stillness came through from the Stone People that bears repeating here. We have much to learn from the element of stone as teachers of stillness.

Find three stones. Cleanse them in a sea salt bath overnight. Once the stones are clear they will be used to nourish and sustain our bodies on all levels. For the practice, lie on your back. Place one stone on your belly. Place one stone over your heart (the center of your chest) and one stone on your third eye, the center of your forehead. Let your breath start to deepen and slow down. Feel your body resting more deeply on the Earth. Let your self be still to receive the steadfast stillness of the stones. Let this absorb into your body as you lie quietly. This medicine is recevied in stillness. Stay quiet until you feel a sense of stillness in your body. This will deepen with practice. 

We are birthing new levels of Soul consciousness now. With this birth, comes death. Let us learn to recognize what it is that is ready to die. What limited beliefs, worn out identities or ways of seeing ourselves and the world can we let go of so we can make way for what is to come? And that my friends we do not know. We stand at the precipice and trust. Let stillness hold this space.

AHO my friends! AHO!

Karen Chrappa
Author of A Structure for Spirit 
www.karenchrappa.com

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Shamanic journeying is a tool, used for thousands of years, to communicate with Spirit and access information from non-ordinary states of reality. The shamanic journey is one of the first practices in A Structure for Spirit used to meet a Spirit Ally to serve as a spiritual guide. I will journey for myself, or others, when I am looking for clarity or guidance on a question, challenge or conflict. The intent of a journey is the energy that drives it. I was called to journey to ask what we, as a collective of visionaries, needed to see in preparation for October’s New Moon Despacho Ceremony, to step fully into our power and release the powerlessness of the victim.

Most of the journey was in darkness, and it was messages about darkness that came through. At first there was fear in this darkness. I was told to recognize darkness as an essential passageway or portal through which we must pass to emerge to lightness, awareness or understanding. Darkness allows us to fortify other dimensions of our seeing since we do not have our eyes to rely on. We must use touch, smell, kinesthetic awareness (a body intellegence that lets us know where our body is in space) and sensation to get our bearings. What would guide you through a tunnel without light? Darkness strengthens these other dimensions of our abitlty to feel, sense and know.

Darkness also cultivates stillness. Darkness does not allow us to rush. Sitting still in the darkness of this journey, a crystal of light emerges from the Earth. We do not need to run around out there to find what we need. What we need will come to us in the still of darkness. The Stone People are offering their medicine to us now. We were given the following practice to sustain us at this time:

Find three stones. Cleanse them in a sea salt bath overnight. Once the stones are clear they will be used to nourish and sustain our bodies on all levels. For the practice, lie on your back. Place one stone on your belly. Place one stone over your heart (the center of your chest) and one stone on your third eye, the center of your forehead. Let your breath start to deepen and slow down. Feel your body resting more deeply on the Earth. Let your self be still to receive the steadfast stillness of the stones. Let this absorb into your body as you lie quietly. This medicine is recevied in stillness. Stay quiet until you feel a sense of stillness in your body. This will deepen with practice. 

Thank you Spirit for the information you have shared with us to help guide and comfort us on this journey, to deepen our awareness and understanding of darkness. Thank you for the practice to reinform us at this time and cultivate the steadfast stillness necessary to travel in darkness. Tnank you to the generosity of the Stone People who so freely share their medicine with us. Thank you to the willingness and courage of the virtual visionaries to walk together through this tunnel of darkness.

AHO my friends! AHO!

Karen Chrappa
Author of A Structure for Spirit
http://www.karenchrappa.com

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