5 Guidelines for Choosing a Hypnotherapist

During my book writing years, people would email me from time to time about how to find a good hypnotherapist or hypnotist to work with for looking at extraterrestrial encounters, investigate missing time, or even to look at past lives. This underscored to me the need to have this skill to offer and I’m now certified in hypnosis. But what about people who don’t live near enough to me, or to any other hypnotherapists who are “safe” to explore memories with that might just land someplace way outside of “accepted reality”?

First of all, be sure you really want to explore your memories or missing time. It can be like opening Pandora’s Box, and it can’t really be successfully closed again. If you have memories of extraterrestrial experiences or military abductions or other-dimensional experiences, it will take you time to process and integrate such experiences. There can be much turmoil emotionally, even post-traumatic stress, as you work through this. If you are working with me, I strongly suggest continued body-centered sessions to help deal with what you’ve discovered. Even if you’ve had your session with someone else, if they are not available to help you integrate what you discover, then consider working with me or someone else you feel can truly help you. In the old days, there were what I call hit-and-run hypnosis sessions – a session would happen with a hypnotist (rather than a hypnotherapist) and then off that hypnotist would go, leaving their client with a lot of strange and/or frightening material to try and sift through and make sense of on their own.

I will be doing some limited sessions via Skype for a while to see how they go and if this is a good, viable way to work with people at a distance. My guidelines on this are firm: prospective clients must have a trusted person present with them to handle Skype and technical aspects of the session while they are exploring their memories. The other equally important aspect of this is to watch over the person being hypnotized and provide a sense of safety. “Trusted person” would mean some friend you trust completely and who you would seek out to talk about your experiences under hypnosis anyway.

But what about those who are not able to do a session via Skype for some reason? What is the best way to find help to explore your memories and experiences? Following are some suggestions.

1) Finding the right hypnotherapist/hypnotist.

If you can, find out if a possible hypnotherapist works with people who have had ET encounters, and has experience with this, and experience with ET encounters is important! In looking for a hypnotherapist, try any spiritual circles of friends or places where people gather who you feel good about. Let them know you are looking for someone, and, as much as you are comfortable with in opening up to your circle of friends or the spiritual gathering, tell them why you are looking, and ask what they know about any prospective hypnosis practitioner. If they help you find someone, then you can apply the discernment process I’ve outlined below. If you don’t have this kind of circle of support, try the yellow pages or do some internet searches for hypnosis.

2) Prepare yourself to meet and talk with a prospective hypnotherapist or hypnotist.

Before meeting and talking with them, calm and quiet any emotional or mental activity going on in you. Mental activity to quiet down: worry thoughts, racing thoughts, anxiety thoughts. Emotional activity: emotions you feel caused by the above thoughts that could be causing any emotional-body reactions, such as faster heartbeat or breathing, any tightness or sensation of contraction in the throat, chest or stomach area. Too much mental or emotional activity can jam your intuitive radar. Basically, you want a calm, quiet and centered demeanor when meeting and talking to them the first time, at least as much as possible. Then your intuitive radar can function more properly. You will be able to trust your intuition more when perceiving from this calm, centered state. If thinking and emotions come up, gently tell them you will give them time to be thought/felt later, when you are alone. Once you’ve prepared yourself by calming and centering, talk with the prospective hypnotherapist on the phone or in person (again, before agreeing to or arriving to do a session!) carefully pay attention to how you feel in your body while talking with them.

3) Take some time to yourself to assess how you felt in talking with the prospective hypnotherapist or hypnotist.

Once you’ve had this initial talk with the prospective hypnotherapist, take some time to assess how you felt in their presence from the calm centeredness, as much as you were able to cultivate and maintain. How did the discussion and information “land” in your body? In a body-mind state of calm centeredness of possible perception, what came up for you, in the mind or the body? As much as possible, perceive the spontaneously arising thoughts, emotions or body sensations that come up in meeting the hypnotherapist without too much second-guessing or dissecting with logic. I have learned to pay attention to feelings that constitute “YES” or “NO” in my body, and I believe you can also. One is yielding, relaxed and may have happiness with it, the other is resisting and has a closed, contracted feeling in the body, with mental thoughts of concern and a feeling of hesitancy.

4) Choose someone who will support YOU in working with you, not someone with a personal bias to support their own research, opinions or beliefs.

In talking with them, find out their own feelings about the kinds of experiences you want to explore, or their feelings about abductions or contacts or other strange experiences, such as military or covert ops abductions. What is their approach? If they have any set beliefs or ideas about abductions as being bad and invasive, steer clear of them. Even if your experiences feel bad or invasive to you, the last thing you need is someone who will commiserate with that or try to look for and draw out all the information supportive to such beliefs about experiences. It could make things worse for you in the long run and keep you from discovering everything about your experiences, including the gifts of your experiences that come from integrating them into your life and new expanded world view.

Mary Rodwell, a friend and hypnotherapist from Australia, has sought in her work to simply bring forth people’s experiences through gentle questioning without applying any of her own belief systems, preconceptions or prejudices to what she and her clients uncover in sessions. Because of this, she has taken her clients – including myself – to some remarkable places of understanding and insight with regard to their experiences, and it comes far more from we the clients for ourselves than from her.

5) Trust is essential to going under hypnosis.

Pay attention to your feelings and perceptions. It’s vital that you select someone to work with you feel good about. In investigating extraordinary experiences that fall outside our normal daily reality, there is enough that can be strange, otherworldly, other-dimensional, disturbing, upsetting or downright frightening. You don’t need to feel you can’t truly trust the hypnotherapist on top of all that. He or she should be a guide for you that you can fully trust.

When all is said and done, pay attention to your intuitional feelings and how they land or register in your body. Thoughts and emotions will flow from these intuitional feelings, but don’t go off into too many logical thought processes. If you feel the “YES” or “NO” in your body, trust it, and either work with the person who inspires the “YES” or move on from the person who inspires the “NO” and look further, and apply the same assessment and discernment process to the next prospective hypnotherapist or hypnotist.

I hope this post is helpful. If you have questions, I will be watching the comments section under this post and will do my best to address any questions in a follow up post or video. Watch for future posts, audio or video logs about opening to our tel-empathy and expanded senses, and discussing the concepts of resonance, dissonance and discernment.

Namaste,

Niara

Four Years: Birthing Facing the Shadow, Embracing the Light on 11/11/2013

Updates to this post!

For Kindle readers and others in other countries, the Kindle edition of my book is ready and online at Amazon.com in the USA and other countries. Please check the Amazon.com website in your location if you’d like a copy. Here is a link to the USA Amazon website offering the Kindle version: 

Facing the Shadow, Embracing the Light; Kindle version

Also, I just found out that for those in Australia or New Zealand who want to order a book, you can order them through the Amazon UK website and get reasonable shipping to your region. I really regret that I can’t send books down there – it costs 2 to 3 times the cost of the book itself to ship “down under” or overseas anywhere actually.

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Finally! The book release date is here! For those who have been waiting, my book, Facing the Shadow, Embracing the Light: A Journey of Spirit Retrieval and Awakening is ready to buy, for those who’ve been waiting for it to come out. 

I feel so much appreciation to everyone who supported me during this long process with their friendship, with holding space and more. There are no words to express the gratitude I feel for all of you.

IMPORTANT!!  IF YOU ARE ORDERING FROM OUTSIDE THE CONTINENTAL USA:

If you are ordering from outside the continental USA, please order the book from Amazon.com – simply go to the Amazon site for your country and order it from there. Shipping books to locations outside the continental USA costs as much as the book itself and in some cases, costs 2 or 3 times the cost of the book.

A signed copy directly from me can be purchased for $22 + $5 shipping and handling [$27 total] by clicking the book image to the right:

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Learning to Cry

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”
~ The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran

I have been through extraordinary trauma; trauma that warps the mind and makes the soul weep, even when my body, conditioned to be stoic and “show no weakness” couldn’t let the weeping happen.

Fortunately, at long last, I am learning to cry; indeed, I can’t really prevent it any more. When I am moved by either grief, beauty or some other upwelling of emotion, I find myself crying. It’s as if some dam of stoicism has cracked and all kinds of tears are pouring forth at times; tears of sadness, grief, of relief, even of joy.

I can only say that it’s better to be able to weep than not. In the past, when I could not allow myself to cry to the point it seemed my ability to cry had been shut off, the internal pressure of needing an outlet for grief and not being able to get it out by giving vent to tears had me feeling like I might implode.

A New Way of Being in the World

In trying to digest way too much from the “information superhighway” that is the internet, and feeling total information overload, another big insight is making a shift from being an information and learning junkie (I’m a lifelong learner and love learning new things!) to being far more inward-focused and moving from my own inner center, listening to impulses to do this or that or just “be.” I still want to learn as needed, but will be tuning in much more deeply to following my inner guidance on what I need moment to moment. I am coming to feel – and trust – that by staying centered as much as possible, moment to moment, I can be guided to what I most need in that same moment. No need to pile on tons upon layered tons of outer data and information “just in case.”

My wonder questions: What could I learn by following my impulses, by making space inside myself for the innate wisdom I might not have even realized was in there because I’m looking outside of myself so much of the time? What knowledge might be seeded within my soul, waiting for an outlet, waiting for a special new way of listening to see what might emerge? I don’t know, but I’m excited to learn new ways of deep listening within to find out. I will be finding ways to put myself in the path of this newer way of being, opening more and more to intuitive guidance, more and more to moving on my inner impulses as much as possible.

First-time Author Learning Curves

I guess I’m a rank amateur when it comes to being a new author. There is so much more to self-publishing a book than I imagined! Next book, I’ll be much wiser. And most likely there will be more books. Right now, I’m in an “aversion to technology mode” out of necessity to get my body back in shape after 4 years of sitting, writing, editing and formatting. After all the work on Facing the Shadow, Embracing the Light, it’s time for me to give some tender-loving-care to myself for a while. Writing the book has been a vital part of my healing process… remembering, writing, expressing, sharing. And I’ve discovered in my trauma recovery work studies that the kind of back problems I have are directly related to the sexual assaults I suffered during my experiences. But I believe in the complete resiliency of the body to heal when given the right opportunities, beginning within the realm of consciousness.

Managing My Electronic Life…

Sometime in the future, reworking how I use the internet, including email, Facebook, and other digital means of communication, I’ll be creating more blog postings, written and video. In the comments sections below such entries, I’ll be paying attention to questions that people pose to me about my experiences, and I may create a Facebook group for the same purpose. I will do my best to address these questions in writing or in a short video.

I plan to do some teleconference calls with groups of people where questions can be answered in an interactive, real-time setting. Because for all the people who have suffered trauma in one way or another who resonate with my way of working with people and trauma, I want to be there for you as I can. If you are a person who needs deeper work in this area, please visit my About Body-Centered Therapy page to learn more about me and my skills and talents in this area, not the least of which is having gone through the process myself.

Posts on this website and on my Facing the Shadow, Embracing the Light website will diverge from here on… Encounters with Healing will be more devoted to the healing arts, especially as pertaining to trauma, and teaching about consciousness expansion. Facing the Shadow, Embracing the Light will be for sharing new learnings and insights about extraterrestrials, disclosure and much more about the forces impacting and shaping our world today.

I sincerely hope the book does well out in the world, as of today. I poured into it all my love of this planet, of all life here, and especially my love of humanity and the wonderful things we can become if we can accept our differences and unify to celebrate the hearts and souls that we essentially are, that simply want to love and be loved in return. From my heart to all of yours, I wish you all your highest and best personal and spiritual evolution.

In’lakech – I am another yourself,
Niara

Writing, Editing, Proofing… Done!

Well, I wondered if this day would ever come, but it has. I’ve finished all work on the book and it’s off for formatting for self-publishing. Lots of obstacles kept popping up, but I’ve finally prevailed!

I’ll post here again when the book is available for sale! Right now I need to jump into a whole new set of tasks, especially finishing up my Trauma Releasing Exercises training. Still have to complete Level II to work with groups. More tasks to do as well on all kinds of things that have been on hold for a long time due to book work!

Thanks for reading…

Warmly,

Niara

Still Working… Still Moving Forward

For those following here who are waiting for the book to come out, I thought I’d post an update.

There have been so many little delays cropping up – internet being down for a few days, Mercury retrograde interruptions and distractions, and perhaps me overestimating just how much work I can humanly do in a day, especially still having chronic back pain that limits how much sitting I can do each day. If only I could just work and not eat, sleep or grocery shop! And, skip things like Thanksgiving, etc. and one risks being called a grinch about holidays. So it seems I am keeping up with life as well as working to keep up with publishing the book!

I did just accomplish a major milestone this week: I finished all the edits from my editor for the entire manuscript. I now have a fresh copy that I will be reading through – as quickly but as accurately as possible – and will then be working on uploading it to a self-publishing website for formatting and publication.

Other things that slowed work down on the book were finishing up a new Level I certification in Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE), but this is a very worthwhile “distraction” from the book work. It’s very important to me to have skills in place for helping others recover from trauma. The process of TRE – a series of exercises designed to fatigue the muscles of the feet, legs and lower torso enough to bring on body tremors, these tremors being the trauma release mechanism all living organisms inherently have within. Human beings have the unique capability of suppressing their natural tremoring for trauma release, often because they don’t want to appear to have lost control of themselves. So TRE is a way of retraining the body to get back in touch with it’s natural trauma releasing process.

I will be working on my Level II TRE certification in the new year, which will allow me to work with groups – and after the completion of the book!

Many Blessings,

Niara

New Healing Modalities coming in the next year…

In the next 2 to 3 months, with help from Spirit, I should have my book published, “Facing the Shadow, Embracing the Light: A Journey of Spirit Retrieval and Awakening.”

Once it is out there and people are reading it, I want to be as well prepared to help others heal from trauma as I can. In addition to the body-centered, energetic and intuitive skills I currently have, I am working on additional certifications. I have completed Dolores Cannon’s Quantum Healing Hypnosis certification training to help people explore missing time or past lives with a focus on personal healing and understanding.

I am also in training to become certified in Emotional Freedom Technique under the instruction of Lindsay Kenny, EFT Master. I have found EFT to be a powerful tool in streamlining the healing process. The other certification I’m working on is in TRE – Trauma Releasing Exercises, developed by Dr. David Berceli. Click on their names to learn more about them and their work.

While it’s important to engage the mind and emotions through discussion, and simply being heard deeply is incredibly necessary to begin the healing process, using body-centered tools to get beneath the mind to the actual energy blocks lodged in the body will bring greater ease and healing. It is my sincere wish to bring these types of healing skills to people who have had concerns about going to more mainstream types of therapists or counselors, fearing ridicule or worse due to the nature of their experiences and the denial about the UFO and ET phenomenon woven throughout our culture.

I know what it’s like to live with post-traumatic stress for years on end, afraid to seek help, trying to deal with it in isolation. Today I’m committed to that kind of story coming to an end for so many others out there who have also been dealing with stress and emotional, and even physical, pain in isolation, on the outside looking in at society, family and friends who can’t even conceive of the nature of the experiences that caused the trauma.

Thank you for reading, and many blessings to you.

Niara

Reclaiming Freedom

In light of the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) I decided I would post one more sample chapter here on my blog. Other recent sample chapters posted are:

Anatomy of the Human Psyche: Spirit, Mind, Emotions
Resonance, Dissonance & Discernment

Let let Freedom ring!

[All sample chapter content is protected by copyright. Sharing is permitted as long as full attribution is given to the creator/author of the content. Thank you.]

Reclaiming Freedom

“… if it is a despot you would dethrone, see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed.

For how can a tyrant rule the free and the proud, but for a tyranny in their own freedom and a shame in their own pride?

And if it is a fear you would dispel, the seat of that fear is in your heart and not in the hand of the feared.”

~ From “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran, on Freedom

It is fear that undermines and restricts the full exercise of our freedom.

So how do we deal with the darkest dark in our world? Hellish things that come straight out of humanity’s worst nightmares? Head on. Into, through and out the other side.

If we know that terrible things go on in our world, if we know, as from all kinds of news reports, mainstream and alternative, that war goes on, torture goes on and more, then these acts touch the collective human psyche of which we are all a part. We can try to ignore them, but ignoring them does not productively or effectively deal with them. Such ugliness can become things we secretly fear. They lurk in the dark corners of our minds. But so many of us do the animal thing and avoid looking at them, hoping that they won’t “get” us. We plaster over such fears with happy thoughts and positive affirmations. Like black mold in a house, plastering over it does not get rid of it. It has to be exposed to fresh air, the light of day and cleaned out or it will sit there and continue growing, malignant and unseen, undermining our quality of life.

We must stretch ourselves to understand that we are more than flesh and blood. The evidence for this is burgeoning all around us. Those who have achieved expanded awareness through spiritual practice know the larger energetic and vibrational reality “within”. Quantum science has given us a model for consciousness at work in our world. This has birthed new areas of consciousness and psychic phenomenon research. Near-death and out-of-body experiences and the profound changes in consciousness of individuals who experience them also support this. We are made of light, energy and vibration. It is our consciousness, collectively, that dreams into reality the solid-seeming world we see around us right down to the bodies we inhabit.

Organized religions have failed us by not addressing these parts of us. We have been cut off from the true knowledge of who we are through religious indoctrination. Traditional religion puts human authoritarian intermediaries between us and the Infinite. Intermediaries as subject to human failings and the seven deadly sins as the rest of us. At their worst, religions have sought to control their followers with fear. Fear of eternal damnation, word pictures they paint of realms they call hell and purgatory. Why? Because the church leadership fears the loss of the power and wealth their followers bestow on them.

Governments have failed us as well. We must fight and make war with whomever the powerful label as “Other”. This Other may have something they want to possess. So the Other is made into someone “not like us”. Savages, barbarians, heretics, infidels, terrorists. “Other” is evil. They use noble-sounding rhetoric that plays on the indoctrination of populations into taking actions they want taken. Their aggression is cloaked as religious crusades, patriotic defenses of ideology or preserving racial purity. Preemptive wars are justified to make sure such Others are dispatched before they have the chance to “get us”. And, oh well, as long as we’ve conquered the evil Others, we might as well lay claim to their land and other spoils and make use of them as we see fit.

Divide and conquer is the way the rich and powerful play the game. They fear us as a unified population. There are millions, billions more of us than them. They know that if we ever all got together, particularly with spiritual knowledge of who we truly are – consciousness inhabiting form – our collective, directed desire, thought and intention could put a decisive stop to their power chess game with the world and it’s people. They have a vested interest in us not remembering our own multi-dimensional and spiritual wholeness. They have staged an all-out war on expanded consciousness, trying to mask it in every devious way they can so we don’t catch on.

Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself

The power chess game going on in this world is all about who can wield fear and control over populations most effectively. Fear is the gross base level weapon of the few but powerful over everyone else. Bliss and ecstasy can be another. Both have the potential to be extreme emotional states that block our intuition from functioning. From there, the control devices get more and more subtle.

The best way to control anyone is for them to not realize they are being controlled. So they do it through televised media. They do it overtly with packaged content. And although use of frequency manipulation, subliminals, and other subtly invasive electronic measures are deemed illegal, they are still very likely covertly used, because honestly, how are most ordinary people going to be able to detect it and report it? One of the healthiest things you can do for yourself is disconnect from the public mind control feed in your own home: cable or satellite television. I would even get rid of the boxes that bring the signal in. If you want entertainment, rent movies or TV shows from a local or online video rental service. You’ll enjoy them a lot more without constant commercial interruption, and you’ll pay far less. But watch them in moderation. Get out and live your own real life.

The first step in escaping what traps our consciousness in this world is learning of the ways it steals and cages our energy. If we come to remember that we are more than the bodies we inhabit, that we are indestructible beings made of spirit, love and light, then we have a choice. Are we going to allow ourselves to be manipulated by fear, or other emotional extremes? Or can we learn to simply relax into the knowledge that we are energy and vibration?

If we come to that knowledge, we discover that fear – especially as it is brandished about in our society by those trying to manipulate us with it – is really a phantom with no real substance. Fear doesn’t have any real power over us. It only has the power over us that we allow it to have. It tries to look terrifying in its many masks. It tries to trick us into surrendering our sovereign beingness as free consciousness to it’s thrall. This is to keep us locked into the 3D “solid” reality paradigm. If we can be convinced we are just physical beings subject to pain and death, we can be frightened into compliance. We are controllable.

The reward of achieving and maintaining a higher vibration of love and inner peace is that our consciousness can begin to awaken to its true nature. Our awareness can begin to expand.

It is very true that our bodies can experience pain, suffering and death. We are especially susceptible to threats to loved ones. But if you surrender your sovereign beingness on some hollow promise of being protected from pain, suffering and death, you may later find out that the price of such “safety” was far too high. Surrender your freedom to the state for “security” and you become a herd animal in fact, to be managed or disposed of as your masters see fit. You have abdicated your right to choose for yourself.

The United States Constitution is not a document that grants us freedom. If we believe that, then we can also fall into believing it can be taken away. The Constitution is meant to reflect that that we are in essence free sovereign beings, endowed by the Creator with certain inalienable, inherent rights. Freedom is not given to us by the state, nor can it be revoked by the state. Freedom is inseparable from who we truly are. We, humanity, cannot be “set free”. Freedom is our natural birthright as spiritual beings having a human experience. As pure energy and consciousness.

And even if we have given our freedom away, we can reclaim it at any time we choose.

Why else would there be so much propaganda out there, be it religious, scientific or medical, funneling our beliefs into ourselves as limited and frail human beings? Even in the face of new evidence of life and consciousness beyond bodily death, the old conditioning dies hard. The mainstream public eyes such information with both hope and suspicion. In the face of fear most still fall into the old belief systems. Fear that can then be used to manipulate them in to trading their freedom for “help, safety, security” – the seductions of the controllers.

  • In assessing my own exercise of freedom I ask myself the following questions:
  • Is it worth it me to surrender my freedom for a hollow “promise” of safety and security?
  • How might others I give control over me manage my safety, my health, my well-being?
  • Could I live with the consequences of such a decision?
  • Would it be better to stay free, live free, act freely, speak freely? Even if someone tries to harm me in some way to stop me?

I was afraid of what had happened to me. I was afraid of speaking out. But the time finally came when none of those factors could any longer compel me to remain silent. The personal cost became too high. The energy of fear was locking down my consciousness and exacting a toll on my body. I had to shed it.

So far, I continue to take the stand for my personal freedom, day by day. What might happen to me if I was ever truly tested on my commitment to freedom no matter what? In all honesty and integrity, I can’t say in this moment. I’m as human as anyone. But so far, the questions above keep my personal compass pointed to “Freedom”.

The only honest limits on freedom dwell within conscience: not to infringe upon the freedom of others nor inflict harm by word or deed. Honor all life and live in mutually beneficial harmony with it.

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I looked at the dark as deeply as I needed to to understand what actually existed out there and to understand in what context my own experiences happened. I looked at volumes of it. Today I my approach is this: Don’t turn or run from anything because it’s too scary to look at, but deal constructively and positively with the fear and move beyond it. Do this as many times as necessary.

Finally you’ll get to a place where you don’t have to look at any scary stuff any more. There isn’t much left that fear can throw at you that you haven’t already faced. If there is a new fear, you’ve strengthened your confidence to deal with it productively. You move beyond fear.

Once fear loses its power over you, your awareness can begin to expand and awaken in ways you could not have imagined. Then you become a light in the world. You become a space-holder, an energy broadcaster with that light for this world’s transformation. If you take action in the world to help in its transformation, that is icing on the cake. I see many inspired to do just that, and that is a joy.

Today I know there are elite groups out there who consider the masses of humanity as a herd to manage, control and use to serve their purposes. They consider us expendable. I accept the possibility, even the probability of technologies out there in the hands of the wealthy and powerful that the mainstream public can’t begin to imagine. These could include technology for control of weather, earthquakes and volcanoes. If such technologies do in fact exist, it is the secrecy they are concealed by that makes them most dangerous. They are most likely wielded by wealthy, powerful groups with a terrifying lack of either conscience or morals. Since the general public is unaware, natural-seeming disasters are accepted as acts of God, not men. Yet I can’t help but feel suspicious when in the wake of tsunamis, earthquakes and hurricanes, thousands or millions of people killed or displaced, the devastated lands are taken over and begin to be developed by corporations for their profit in some way. The displaced people left after the disaster remain displaced, unable to return to where they once lived.

If you are just becoming acquainted with the darker side of our world, then some time spent looking at the depth and breadth of it may be necessary to formulate a complete understanding of it. Having a good grasp of the contextual landscape in which we live is important so we can direct our lives in the best ways possible. I have to wonder today if I had had a full understanding of the kinds of dark and ugly things that go on, would I have been so traumatized by what happened? Certainly it would still have been truly terrible to experience. But if the knowledge that the chances existed to encounter such people, capable of doing such things, had been part of my understanding of the world I lived in, the trauma might not have been so severe, perhaps not severe enough to cause the memory to submerge. In a society that recognizes that such things do occur, one would hope that some kind of support system would be set up to help people deal with the aftermath.

I often wonder if the bubble world we live in, this contrived, matrix-like reality, is in part constructed as it is to leave the people living out their lives within it susceptible to severe trauma. If those who have the arcane knowledge of the dark underworld they have constructed need to use one of these individuals, innocent of such knowledge, then they have someone conditioned to be vulnerable to the kind of trauma they can inflict. Susceptibility to severe trauma would certainly be an asset to groups with an agenda of control.

This is a dark idea and may or may not be true. I would much prefer it was not true, that it is just darkly incidental to such structures and processes. But having learned all I have, I cannot rule out that this is done by diabolical design. I admit the possibility and leave it at that. Just having an understanding of the kinds of dark that operate in the world is a protection from it creeping up on you and paralyzing you with trauma, at least to a degree. Understand it exists as a possibility and then set it aside.

Understanding the kinds of things that go on or can happen is not the same as continually wallowing in them and allowing yourself to get emotionally overwrought with anger or fear. Understanding is simply to keep you from being so severely impacted should such knowledge or experience come your way. I hope to create a network of healing resources for those who have had to deal with extraordinary and severe trauma. I also feel that peer support – being in the company of kindred others – is one of the most powerful healing structures we can create.

I no longer feel any need to dig into every bit of information I can on such possibilities or probabilities. I do not need to examine in detail every new piece of disturbing data that gets thrown in my path, and believe me, plenty gets thrown in my path.

I look at them as briefly as I would eye the weather on the horizon, assessing whether I need to get my umbrella or take shelter in a root cellar… in that present moment. I find it dangerous to project too much doomsday into the world from my own thoughts and emotions laced with fears of the future. The scary possibilities predicted by people who look almost exclusively at the darkest of the dark, set whole groups of mind-egos desperately spinning. They try to plan for every possible contingency, devising a reaction for every possible dire event that could befall them.

I’ve also learned that when I face and make peace with the really big fears, I no longer have to look closely at all the little ones that litter my path anymore. When you’ve faced whatever your mind morbidly manufactures as the worst things that can happen to you, the other stuff becomes insignificant. Annoying or frustrating perhaps, but far more easily dismissed.

Once we acknowledge within ourselves the kinds of dark things that are possible or probable, that is enough. Understand it is there, then dismiss it and turn your full energy and attention to something positive, loving or joyful. We must build bridges of understanding with each other. We must cultivate joy in ourselves if we are to build a better world. We just cannot use contrived joy as some kind of denial defense mechanism.

The truth is, all kinds of things could transpire or happen to any of us at any time. Events that have taken place in the past may indeed have set in motion things that will happen in the future. But what if our positive focus and action in the present could impact our future in a positive manner? I choose to believe it can. And the more of us that collectively sign on to such an endeavor, the better our chances of affecting a positive outcome.

The present moment is the moment of positive action. The present moment, and what we choose to hold in our desire, thought and conscious intention, creates all our subsequent moments.

Truth, Freedom & Responsibility

Just what is freedom? What does it personally mean to you, the reader of this book? What does it mean on a physical level? On a mental or emotional level? What does freedom mean on a spiritual level?

These are not test questions with any definitive or rote answers. These are questions to muse over and wonder about every day. They are contemplative questions to make rich with meaning over the passage of time. When you encounter any way in which you are not free in your life, on whatever level, reclaim your freedom in that area of your life.

Don’t look outside yourself for someone to “give” you freedom. Freedom is your sacred birthright. No one can take it from you. They can only try and compel you surrender it to them.

A sword has been used as a symbol of Truth. Its two edges could equally symbolize freedom and responsibility.

The truth, if we come to know and accept it, will set us free. With ultimate freedom comes ultimate responsibility. Responsibility for the choices we make and how they will affect us, each other and future generations. At any moment of choice, we can turn one way or another… we choose our destinies as much as they choose us. What we choose to do with our lives is all the more precious because of free will. Exercising our free will to be and to choose comes when we have the broadest spectrum of learning, knowing and understanding possible. The true exercise of free will can only come when the mind, heart and spirit are free, when we live, move and breathe in a world of transparency and truth.

We choose incarnations in a human body to rediscover freedom through the “confidence course” of limitations and barriers to it that exist here on Earth. To gain, through all the contrasts of duality that we experience here, a fuller understanding of what freedom truly is. Ultimately, to discover that true freedom lies in rediscovering who we are at the level of consciousness and interconnectivity. We live our material lives on Earth within the unified quantum field of potential that underlies the reality that we have created from our desire, thought and intention – even though we also decided to forget who we are when we come here to more fully participate in our creation.

Keep stepping back in your consciousness. We come into human existence and it becomes our reference point for everything we experience. We become part of religious, political and societal structures and they are added to our reference points for how we view life through these various lenses of belief and judgment. What broader context can you step back and view? Can you honor your human feelings and existence while stepping back further into a cosmic perspective? Can you imagine how extraterrestrials might observe life on Earth, especially with the destruction humanity wreaks on the ecosystem we depend on for life? Can you imagine how it might affect telepathic and telempathic beings to touch minds that hide so much from themselves? Can you go further and imagine yourself a drop of consciousness merging with the universal field of all consciousness, suspended in the quantum wave field of all potential, dreaming dreams of differentiated realities settling into various dimensional densities of energy and vibration and bringing them into “real” manifestation?

It’s my heartfelt wish that all people everywhere can learn to move beyond fear and discover the wonderful and incredible potential that awaits them as free beings.

Resonance, Dissonance & Discernment

[This is the second sample chapter I’m offering here. I hope readers enjoy it and find it of help. I sincerely hope that it helps people sort through all the information we are being inundated with and find your way through it all anchored in your own personal truth. All rights reserved, material is copyrighted. To share link back to this original blog post.]

Consider that with our expanded abilities turned off, unacknowledged or not perceivable, we are in many ways equivalent to someone blind, deaf and dumb on our own world.

Not having access to our expanded senses, such as telepathy, tel-empathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, teleportation, psycho-kinesis, and more, we are very vulnerable. We don’t have the ability to fully sense what is going on around us, to feel the motivations of those interacting with us. We have to adopt an overarching sense of caution about everything. We have been forced to pass things through the rational mind, governed by an ego conditioned by past experiences to look for threats to existence and react with suspicion, or even some degree of paranoia at what crosses our paths. This has been played upon by those in power who know this and wish to keep us blind, deaf and dumb, anchored in an ego-paranoid state. They know that keeping the human ego enslaved by fear will prevent the expansion of awareness necessary to activate the latent, star ancestor parts of our DNA that will give us back our expanded senses and abilities.

I have found through experience that the energy of fear in the body inhibits the expansion of extra-dimensional awareness. The more I moved beyond my fear, the more my consciousness began to light up. In lectures by Gregg Braden, he teaches about scientific findings that the energy of fear causes our very strands of DNA to wind up tightly, restricting any access to the parts of it that could hold the keys to our spiritual evolution. Cultivating the love, compassion and joy inherent in understanding the very essence of who we truly are allows that DNA to unwind and relax. In this relaxed state, the energy waveforms of these positive, expansive emotions move through it, turning more and more of it on for our spiritual unfoldment, giving us access to greater realms of awareness.

Why do you suppose so much fear is dished up each day over televised media outlets about terrorism, war, swine flu and more? They want to keep us energetically blind, deaf and dumb.

We have to work our way back to a consciousness of unity, wholeness, and awareness of the interconnectivity of us all, of the Oneness of the Universe. We have learn to navigate the difficult task of maintaining our open sensitivity in a world whose chaos can feel like we are weathering an energetic hurricane.

What is Resonance? Dissonance?

As far back as the 1960s or earlier, people have talked of picking up good vibes or bad vibes. The hit single “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys signaled an entry into popular culture of peoples’ early sense of picking up vibrational energy.

“That really resonates with me,” is an expression we hear quite often in our society today, especially within the growing population of people whose sensitivity to the energetic and vibrational world around them is increasing.

There are many definitions of resonance relating to various disciplinary studies, however this one, from the World English Dictionary online, relates best to the word as it is falling into more common language usage; “sound produced by a body vibrating in sympathy with a neighboring source of sound.”

In the chapter on Consciousness, I used musical metaphor to describe the vibratory properties of various dimensions and their densities as single notes and octaves or families of notes. To vibrate in sympathy with a neighboring source of sound, or energy, is to be in resonance with it in a melodic or harmonious way.

In contrast, dissonance is the opposite of resonance. Dissonance is produced when sounds – or energies – played together or in simultaneous proximity to each other produce disharmony, discord, cacophony. Unpleasant, even intolerable, noise. This can be subtle and experienced in the vibratory energy system of a person as an irritation. Or it can be so pronounced and blatant as to cause people to do all they can to get away from the noise – auditory and/or vibratory.

I know that when I lived in larger urban areas of dense population, I often felt I needed to shut down energetically just to be able to exist there. To open to my sensitivity was to open to a bombardment of psychic noise from thousands of minds in proximity, many of which were vibrating at dissonant frequencies to my own. So, like a hermit crab, I pulled into my shell. I needed to learn how to open to my sensitivity and screen or reflect back the energies I didn’t want to affect me. Moving to Durango, Colorado with a lower population density helped with this. A better place for learning how to be open, yet develop the necessary energy shielding.

I use a visualization of my auric field being encased in an egg-shaped reflective glass shield that allows me to interact with others around me, but reflects any unwanted energies coming in back to the sender. Within this shield I visualize a brillian white light shot through with rays of golden iridescence. When I had my session with Mary Rodwell where I visited my people, it was quite a confirmation that the reason white light with rays of golden iridescence occurred to me was because my people live in such light and energy on their ship.

The shielding works well with one caveat; if we have a marked adversarial relationship with someone who has dissonant energy from our own, then there is an energy cord between that person and ourselves that will bypass our shielding and still directly affect us. In such cases, we need to do all we can to heal, forgive and let go of the adversarial relationship.

For those of us with a higher inherent sensitivity that is expressing itself in us, I think staying in our “shells” is a protective strategy that many of us employ to survive in an overwhelmingly high intensity environment of increasing extremes. The question to wonder about is, “How can I remain open in my sensitivity and still protect my energy system?”

How does Discernment Differ from Judgment?

Dictionary definitions of discernment are often related back to judgment, but I choose to opt for a new definition here, one that is shared in the communities of higher consciousness individuals. We need a term that applies to how we use the information we gather from our experiences of resonance and dissonance.

So, discernment to me has come to mean developing the ability to feel and sense in an ever-deeper way the energies around us emanating from people, places, things and situations. We may experience these as resonant, dissonant or neutral. Such sensory information, run through our feeling filters, can inform us in a way that helps us to assess the benefits or risks of a particular course of action. Rather than proceeding from sets of structured beliefs or ideologies drilled into us by rote, we become receptive and responsive to the dance of energies swirling about us in our world. By their feel to us, we move closer to what we harmonize with, and away from that which jangles in our energy system as discord.

Judgment, from where I stand today, is an extract, often emotionally charged, that comes from indoctrination to rigid sets of belief systems when people encounter something that runs contrary to their particular ideologies. If the belief systems are not open, fluid and responsive to change and new information, creating an evolving process of reformulation as new data comes to light, then we have judgment – rigid, unyielding, resolute. A “Don’t try to confuse me with the facts, my mind is made up,” kind of adversarial stance that refuses to even try to think outside of its paradigm-box. In a black and white kind of way, we could say that “bad judgment” is the product of a closed mind, while “good judgment” flows from a more open mind, a willingness to hear and to see, though the outcome may still be influenced by indoctrinated belief systems. The term “cognitive dissonance” has been coined to describe the internal conflict that arises within individuals who encounter information that challenges their cherished beliefs. The energy and vibration of truth is incompatible (dissonant) with ideologies based in indoctrination through institutional structures with agendas of control.

As we continue to consciously choose harmony and create harmony in our lives and environments, our bodies and therefore our consciousness can begin to unwind and expand. This is one more reason why, when I look at the gross corporate exploitation of the environment for financial gain and power, I have to conclude that the most hidden and covert reason for it is to slow the expansion of human consciousness. Understanding this is the key to overcoming it and choosing to take whatever steps we can to expand our consciousness and multi-dimensional awareness regardless of what “they” are doing. To not understand what’s going on carries the risk of being caught up in a whirlwind of negative emotional states about widespread destruction going on all around us, on multiple levels. This is why balancing every angering or depressing thing going on in the world with five positive, joy-inspiring personal actions is so important. I don’t believe in sticking our heads in the sand and ignoring what problems are going on in the world. I feel if we do this, we do it at our own peril. But in observing it all, then mindfully and positively dealing with it, finding a way to rise above it, the chaotic situations of the world truly lose their power over us. When they lose their power over us, they stop restricting our spiritual evolution.

And our spiritual evolution may be the only way to truly correct the problems we see around us.

Mustering up local militias and creating civil wars to try and wrest power from the elite groups of this world is not the answer. If we have not learned by now that war and terror only perpetuates more of the same, then there is little hope left for us as a species. It’s time for a new strategy. One based in spiritual evolution and understanding of the power of our own consciousness, especially as a unified collective. Love is the unifying energy that can bring us together. It must also be a conscious choice made day by day, and as time moves on and accelerates, it may even need to be made moment by moment.

I’m not talking about cloying, sentimental love. I’m talking about looking at the situations around us and assessing the simple difference between those things we can do nothing about and moving quickly to seeing what we can make better in some way for all concerned by our own actions. When we ask ourselves, or a person or group who needs help, “How can I help?” we are exercising the power of unifying love. Relief, appreciation and gratitude of such actions leads to moments of quiet joy and peace, even celebration. Bonding. Unity. There is nothing so moving in movies – movies being the storytelling vehicles of our age – as when two adversaries suddenly discover a common ground between them that inspires them to lay down their arms and join together in common cause. This creates fertile ground for the expansion of human awareness.

Beauty, balance and harmony are natural states of being, both energizing and relaxing. To be attracted to them and to create them not only makes us feel good, it also attracts like energies to us – including the more spiritually evolved and benevolent extraterrestrial races. Most such beings likely have far more finely developed extra-sensory abilities that operate at far greater ranges than we are currently aware of in ourselves. As humanity’s spiritual evolution expands, they are aware of it, and they are attracted to it. They are likely even helping it along and crop circles appear to be one manifestation of this help.

Multi-dimensional awareness is part of us. It’s interwoven into the very fabric of who we are as whole human beings. We’ve just been well conditioned down through the ages to shut it out of our conscious awareness. Our emotions, our minds and our spirits are the parts of us that extend into dimensions beyond this 3D one that we have allowed to take up most of our attention. They are meant to work holistically, together in concert. Yet we have split ourselves into pieces. We exalt the mind and mental abilities in this world. We love our emotions when they bring us pleasure, revile them and learn not to trust them when they bring us pain, grief and suffering. We don’t understand them and for many of us they are states that seem to happen to us willy-nilly, out of our control. We treat them like second-class parts of ourselves while we strive to be mentally smart and sharp in a world where the person with the most clever mind appears to win. The spirit part of us, our soul, we have made so conceptually intangible that many people even doubt its existence at all. Most traditional, structured religions have exploited people’s need to reach “beyond” into the realm of spirit. They have managed and manipulated this spiritual need with sets of beliefs that keep real knowledge of the spiritual realms out of reach. People fear death out of a complete lack of experiential understanding of who and what they really are. And people who fear death are far easier to control.

Yet if we undertake a study of what the pioneers of consciousness are discovering, we learn that death is an illusion. And if we just spend some time practicing with the requisite desire and intent to learn for ourselves, we can experience the truth of this for ourselves. Many people are turning today to psychoactive plants for a more swift opening to extra-dimensional knowing. I feel this is in itself a sign of the process of awakening accelerating on Earth. To spend twenty years meditating in a cave in the Himalayas is a luxury of time most of us can no longer afford to find the answers we are all seeking to the mystery of our existence. The “Shift of the Ages” is upon us.

A Human Being is a Community of Many Voices

There are many voices that speak in our minds, telling us to do this and avoid that. How do we pick out “the still, small voice” of our intuitive expanded awareness from this inner chorus?

In the previous chapter, I discussed spirit, mind and emotions. Spirit is the super-conscious, our realm expanded awareness, the part of us that knows our interconnectedness with All-That-Is. From it flows those flashes of insight and inspiration that we perceive directly and spontaneously without analysis or logic. Mind is the computer processing unit that interfaces with our biological hardware, the brain. It is constantly applying analysis, logic and solutions to our lives through the conscious mind. Then we have our emotions, the tip of a huge iceberg which we see and acknowledge, with so much more that remains hidden and out of sight in our subconscious.

The first step in picking out the still, small voice of our expanded intuitive sense within is to learn to, at any given time, identify what emotions we are feeling. Emotions are a wonderful gift. Essentially they are part of us that helps us survive and thrive as human beings. But when they are artificially stimulated by whatever means to extremes, again and again, confusing us mentally and exhausting our adrenals, they jam our intuitive radar. If you can begin to identify what emotions you are experiencing at a given time and what stimulated them, then you can take steps to shift your emotional energy to a quieter, calmer state that gives insight and inspiration a chance to surface, including the insight you need at that particular moment to navigate the next steps you need to take, especially in that present moment.

Incoming stimulus immediately generates thoughts in the mind and at the speed of those thoughts, emotions are generated in the body through the release of neuropeptides. We experience this instantaneously. The mind could yell “THREAT!” from something it sees, and our body is immediately poised for fight or flight. Yet if it was something we saw on TV, then there is no immediate threat. The living room is still as it was before we turned on the TV. But our ancient biological mechanisms are activated anyway. You might feel tension in your solar plexus, your breathing may have gotten shallow. You might feel a tightening along your spine, maybe in the neck and shoulders. Your throat might feel tight. This is just one example.

The sensations your body feels are the keys to identifying the emotion, or the layers of emotions you are feeling. If you can’t quite identify and name an emotion, don’t concern yourself about it. Just notice what sensations you feel in your body and notice the quality of your breathing. Observe your immediate environment and assess it. If there is no call to immediate action, then sit gently straight in a kitchen chair and begin to breathe, gently and deeply taking in as much air as possible all the way into your lungs. Let your chest and belly expand, let your spine gently undulate with each breath. Keep it up until you feel calm begin to come in again.

Another pranayama breathing technique is alternate nostril breathing. Closing or covering one nostril, breathe deeply into the open one. At the top of the inhale, close the open nostril and exhale through the other. Then inhale through that nostril as well, close it, and exhale through the opposite one. The rhythm is; one nostril closed, inhale through the other, close that one, exhale, inhale, close the opposite, exhale, inhale, and so forth. Continue for at least ten cycles or until you feel more peaceful again.

Being able to identify what you’re feeling in your body can also help you to identify what voice you may be hearing in your mind. Each emotion has a voice of aversion or desire. We are pain-avoiding, pleasure and comfort-seeking beings. Fear, anger, grief will be voices of aversion. Our pleasure and comfort-seeking natures will whisper in our ear with voices of desire. These often combine to our detriment or real threat if the incoming information has been designed to produce a particular outcome in us. We have to be careful that those voices are not activated and our actions taken as a knee-jerk reaction by data that was contrived to push us in a “planned” direction.

Example: Fear of swine flu virus, H1N1, spurred many people to get vaccinations – they were listening to the voice of fear in themselves, generated by the voices of authorities they trusted. The vaccinations turned out to be worse than the flu, causing deaths in some children and crippling health complications in other young people and adults. There was a huge increase in miscarriages for pregnant women who received the vaccine. This yet another example of betrayal of peoples’ trust by authorities that are supposed to be in charge of the public welfare. This betrayal has led to even more people getting wise to the fact that the very officials positioned in such agencies are failing in their mandates. Following the money reveals that there is far less concern about public safety than safeguarding the profits corporations wished to gain from the sales of their vaccine, that cost them plenty to develop.

Where did the H1N1 virus come from? Was it a randomly mutated flu virus or something else? What was the true agenda of the H1N1 vaccine? There is a great deal of reliable and researched information that flooded the internet about it’s flaws and consequences, as well as possible agendas. People need to look at and assess such data for themselves through both educating themselves and paying attention to the energetic feel of such information.

Through a combination of education and intuition, I’ve come to feel that viruses are not the problem. Stress from living in a chaotic society, environmental toxins and additives in food, water and air that undermine our immune system are the problems. Make a commitment to consuming clean foods and water and you will learn that these choices are also under pressure to be taken away from us. Follow the money, look at what corporations and individuals stand to profit from taking away our freedom to live as we choose for ourselves. Keep peeling away the layers and looking deeper. Stopping or slowing the expansion of human awareness seems to be at the deepest core of it all.

The purpose of this chapter is to help you learn to expand your ability through your intuitional radar to assess and find your way through these times. It will not be foolproof in the beginning. It still is not completely foolproof for me, though it is improving greatly. No human being can claim absolute infallibility. The final assessment of resonance, dissonance and discernment, as well as the final choice, is always up to the individual. No other person can choose for us. We learn through trial and error, as with any new skill and ability we are learning to use. All we can do is learn to watch those flashes of insight and then choose to act on them or not. Start your practice with easy choices, like asking yourself which will be the fastest, smoothest route to drive to the grocery store. As the flash of spontaneous insight appears at the forefront of your mind, act on it. You’ll come to discern when you are picking up correctly on intuition and when you second guess yourself with analysis and logic by the results you get.

If you are in an emotional state when you are trying to make a choice, bouncing back and forth between your emotions and your analytical mind, you are generally caught in the pain-avoiding, pleasure or comfort-seeking tug-of-war. In the absence of intuition, calming yourself and educating yourself is the next best thing.

Perceiving & Recognizing Resonance and Dissonance & Using them for Discernment

There are ways we can tangibly see and feel the effects of vibrations. Then we take the known facts and understandings of our bodies and move forward from there.

If you set a clear glass of water on the table and drum next to it with your fingers, you’ll see the vibrations of your drumming picked up by the sensitive medium of the water. If you sing a few notes over the water, also watching it carefully, you will also see the water’s response to the vibration of your voice. Know that the water is picking up vibrations from the entire environment around you, though the effects may be so subtle, you eyes don’t pick up any disturbance of the water.

Our bodies are 70% water, always registering incoming vibrations of all kinds, and sending out others to the world around us. Most of it takes place on an unconscious level. But through the body, tuning in more and more attentively to every sensation it feels, at subtler and subtler levels, we can train ourselves to pick up on the vibrational energy interaction that is always going on. The sensations we feel in our bodies are the movements of energy and vibration through it. There is usually so much various sensation going on that we tune most of it out. We use the faculty of our conscious minds and their focus on the abstractions of thoughts to screen out the background hum of body sensations and feelings. It’s when something more profound – resonant or dissonant – enters the energy system of our body that it commands our attention. Yet we can train ourselves to pay attention to the finer sensations in the body, to notice the movement of vibratory energy as sensation, like the sound of a soft voice.

It’s also worth noting here that our bodies also have a crystalline aspect to them in the very matrices of how our molecules are arranged, including our DNA. Crystalline structures are also very sensitive to frequencies and vibratory energy. When subjected to the movement of energy, such as emotion, they emit very subtle biological piezoelectric energy. I feel there is a high likelihood that our DNA as a crystalline structure is a transmitter – receiver between our dimensional realities and Source Consciousness – Source Consciousness actively learning about Itself through our experience and the life-sustaining energy of Source being transmitted back to us through this energy network. How much more vital it becomes with such knowledge to keep moving beyond constrictions that fear has over our lives, on our very vibrational and biological systems! When our DNA is constricted, how well can it function as the transmitter – receiver it is designed to be?

We can learn to tune into and discern a great deal about the resonance or dissonance of vibrational energy by just paying attention to the nature and quality of the incoming vibrations of various types of data by how they feel in our bodies and register on our psyches.

How does it feel to be in resonance with something? What does dissonance feel like?

The best way is again to return to musical metaphor. If you have or can find a piano or keyboard, you can find out how resonance and dissonance feels through sound and hearing. A single note has a “true” quality to it. It simply is. A harmonious chord played on the same keyboard is composed of two or more true notes in vibrational resonance, generally a full note apart from each other. Notice how it feels in your body, how your body responds to single true notes and harmonious chords.

Now take a single key and play it together with the key immediately preceding or after your chosen note. The two played together have a sour, discordant quality. Notice your body’s reaction to these dissonant sounds.

Now you know how it feels in your body to play a resonant, harmonious chord of music, and in contrast how it feels to strike two or more notes that are discordant… a “true” note, and one just close enough but “off” enough to create a third, bad feeling tone that is dissonant. Playing around with harmony and discord on a keyboard can teach us a lot about information that we see or hear that has a particular feel to it in our bodies.

One you learn to recognize this process at a deeper level for yourself, you might be surprised to realize just how much the energy of resonance and dissonance may have been affecting how you’ve been responding to the world around you from an unconscious level. It functions in us at the unconscious levels all the time, and we respond to it at unconscious levels. We can learn, through using our bodies as the wonderful sensory instruments they are, how to bring that awareness to the conscious level.

Accessing Our Intuition

Just as I was told by my guides that I had to learn this process on my own, so must you. As they said, we have too many outer voices of authority on this world. We listen to them at the possible risk of losing touch with our own inner ability to assess the world around us. This process of awakening will be personal to each of you and perhaps slightly differently perceived and understood according to your individual life experience. It is my hope that you will develop the capacity to add your intuitive gifts to your set of assessment tools for navigating life on Earth. Working in balance with each other, understanding each of these facets of ourselves, our intuition, our minds and our emotions, each can be assets rather than liabilities.

And intuition may be a doorway we open to a whole new human adventure. A rediscovery of abilities locked away in our consciousness that we think are only possible through exterior mechanisms and technology now.

I am sharing with you my process and discoveries as a map of direction. This map is for your own personal empowerment. Because in this world, without our expanded abilities to perceive and discern, we are walking targets for every kind of information or disinformation out there – increasingly huge volumes of it – with various agendas to exact upon us. Trying to process it all with logic and analysis through the mind, our emotions reacting to it as well, is becoming overwhelming.

We need to find a better way. We need to tune our personal intuitional radar.

In order to access intuition, we need to be in a calm and centered state. Emotions are quieted, and the mind’s continual spin of thoughts is also calmed, or running under the surface of the conscious mind rather than cluttering it.

In the chapter “Reclaiming Freedom” I discussed meditation as a strategy for opening to a new identity of who we really are by developing an awareness of, and relationship with the essence of ourselves that is the inner witness – consciousness observing our lives happening around us. The process of bringing ourselves into a centered stillpoint, where emotions and the mind are at peace, or where our awareness can move beyond them, is key to developing the ability to sift through the various voices of the inner chorus inside us. To get in touch with that still, small voice connected to our super-consciousness that can bring those flashes of insight and intuition that can help us to navigate our lives.

We navigate in these bodies within the space and time created through the third dimension. The super-consciousness operates outside of this in a realm of no-time and no-space. The quantum principle of super-positioning, where all possibilities exist at once until consciousness selects one to focus upon and actualizes it, could be the model for how this works. Our super-consciousness may have the ability to instantly access the possibilities and bring us the intuitive flash that indicates what direction to move in. It can guide us from a holistic perspective not available to us when we are operating in a linear, 3D manner.

Emotions will be generated from these flashes of insight and intuition just as they are from the thoughts and input to the conscious mind. They are often moving and profound. It is through our own inner inquiry process that we learn to distinguish between our emotional responses to spontaneous insight and intuition and the emotional knee-jerk reactions to outer world stimulus and thoughts.

Frequencies of Truth & Disinformation

From what I’ve come to understand about the energetic nature of everything in the universe, truth stands in direct melodic or harmonic vibration to its causative vibratory source.

Let’s examine truth and lies for a moment. What exactly are they?

Like a single “true” note from a musical instrument, truth has a resonant clear, clean vibration. Truth simply is.

If a truth, any truths about any act or occurrence would bring consequences down on someone’s head if they were known, and this person or group fears those consequences, then out of that fear, they lie. There are various ways to lie. There are direct lies and denial. There are half-lies and lies of withholding. All these varieties of lying are kith and kin to each other.

All seek to hide or obfuscate the truth. But it’s like trying to hide a light under a blanket – the least little wrinkle, minute hole, or the folds of the blanket bunching up in a particular way, little rays of the light shine forth, calling attention to the hidden light of the truth.

Direct lies seldom hold up because the truth of a thing simply is. When such a lie is invented, the person fabricating it has to remember it precisely. Because it is a fabrication to hide a truth, often something can be missed in fabricating a complete lie. Someone can point out an inconsistency in the “story”. At that point the lying person can either opt to tell the truth or tell yet another lie to cover the hole they left in their original lie. If they are afraid enough of consequences, they will tell another lie. Sir Walter Scott’s words, “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” end up being spot on.

Withholds simply hold back the truth of what exists or what has been brought into being behind barriers of secrecy. These can be very dangerous. If technology that has been discussed in conspiracy circles on the web has even a shred of truth to it, then things like Project Bluebeam, scalar weather control or earthquake-volcano control technologies, HAARP and chemtrails are a real threat to unsuspecting populations around the world. Because most of humanity cannot conceive of the kind of inhumanity that some are capable of in their quest for power and control, they will not comprehend or accept such inhumanity. They also will shun the thought that such exotic technologies could exist or be used against them.

Denial when one knows the truth is another kind of direct lie. It can only be perpetuated successfully by authority figures who engender a general public trust. There is a counter-attack of ridicule on those people that the purveyors of denial fear might expose the truth. “People who see UFOs or claim abductions are crazy or drunk” is an example of this. Since people generally trust the source of such denial they fall in line with the denial, make it part of their belief system. The real tragedy here is for those who have experienced an undeniable sighting or some kind of contact experience; they know the denial is a lie. But out of the fear of ridicule placed on them or direct threats to their lives, they keep quiet about it. Denial only works as long as people are convinced to fall in line with it by trust in authority or fear of consequences to themselves if they tell their truth. Denial by trust in authority, over many years, makes such denial a solid thought structure within a society. It is one of those things that people come to accept by rote as “just the way it is” with little to no questioning. It is the breakdown in trust of authority figures, especially in the Bush-Cheney years, that has caused more and more people to question. And more people are risking to come forward with their experiences, and finding strength in numbers.

Half-lies can be some of the most insidious. Liars have learned that direct lies are often flawed from their inception, especially from an energetic and vibrational sense. What’s more, I suspect those with access to secret knowledge and research on what truly constitutes a human being – or a spiritual being having a human experience – know that humanity has a latent sixth sense. Sayings like, “I have a hunch” or “I have a gut feeling about this” illustrate this. Unfortunately when people are so conditioned and indoctrinated to a bubble world reality, they can mistake hunches or gut feelings for emotionally-based cognitive dissonance – their conditioned and indoctrinated paradigm coming into conflict with a very real truth that they may not want to accept. Mental and emotional chaos can result. It is resolved in a couple of ways. One is by resolutely returning to denial of the truth they’ve uncovered, no matter how stark and obvious its veracity is. The other is to become passably comfortable with the discomfort of the cognitive dissonance. To begin to examine where the particular truth you stumbled upon takes you and having the courage to follow its various threads and paths and stay open to where they lead. Finally, cognitive dissonance fades away and a new appreciation of truth and pursuing truth emerges.

Because of humanity’s latent sixth sense or intuition, liars and obfuscators of truth in our society have learned that a lie needs to be linked to a truth in some way. The crux of obfuscation is to confuse, to evade, to be unclear… to “darken”. The truth they try to link to their lie, denial or withhold has a clear, clean vibration. It becomes like a sugar coating for the dissonant energy of the lie to make it more palatable, more acceptable to those hearing it. Such obfuscators also can use the standard, bubble reality rhetoric that people have learned to not even question over time to seduce them into believing their half-truths.

The blanket of secrecy over the light of truth is getting old and threadbare. It’s unraveling. Some of the people that once held it together are now pulling it apart. More and more light is escaping its folds.

Back to Us, Ourselves

We also need, as individuals, to tune our personal intuitional radar by looking at our own belief sets that we have developed over time and exposure to so much information about the institutional structures that are failing humanity at this time. For those who have been into “conspiracy theories” for a long time, the danger is in falling into having your personal radar scope only select those things that appear on your screen that confirm and justify your beliefs about shadow governments and Illuminati elites. Just be careful that all that is good and beautiful does not escape your notice as well, all the ways in which people are doing amazing acts of kindness and compassion. Remember the formula of looking at five uplifting positives for every fearful negative. If the sun is still shining outside on various days, if the birds are still singing, if your dog still wants to go for a walk and chase a stick you toss into the river, then get out and revel in that as well. Looking at the dark too long and too intently can become a habit, one that feeds all that is dark in the world with your vital life force energy. Back off to keeping a weather eye on it and expand the sweep of your personal radar to include all of what is going on in the world, the beauty and inspiration as well as the things going wrong. Otherwise you may find yourself indeed living exclusively in a world of “Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here”.

The other end of the extreme is not productive either. Like it or not we all live on a world that is made up of positive and negative elements. By shunning the negative completely, you may be hiding your fears in your subconscious where they still sit and pull your strings. To open to them is the first step in freeing yourself from them.

If we distill everything down to love or fear, we have two different vibrations. One, love, is resonant, self-creative, self-sustaining and ever-expansive. Through kindness, joy, sharing, bonding and unity which inspires more of the same, love has the capacity to build upon itself continually and exponentially.

The other, fear, is dissonant, parasitic, entropic. It takes the love vibration and twists it into fear of loss, fear of destruction, fear of, fear of, fear of – fill in the blank. It is love perverted. It has to keep taking love and continuing to apply the off-note “fear of” to the original true vibration of love to keep itself alive. So even again in this way, we have the true vibrational beauty of love, and the dissonance of what fear would twist love into for it’s own ends, out of it’s own fear of ceasing to exist.

Years ago, when I worked with people helping them to clear fear, anger and grief through dance and drumming, I discovered that, once these emotions were drummed or danced to completion and release, an energy and rhythm of joy would flood into them, energizing them. The rhythms and energy of fear, anger and grief would spend themselves in about three to seven minutes of moving expression. The rhythms, movements and energy of joy outlasted the negative emotional states by up to four times that three to seven minutes’ length of time, sometimes even longer. This was yet one more way in which I learned the power of love and all its associated states over those of fear.

This puts into words what I do my best to distinguish for myself on a vibrational level. I know I’m not foolproof. But in learning this and paying attention to my intuitive feelings, I’m doing much better than I used to, trying to navigate only on mind and emotions.

Some people tell me that the shadow government, the Illuminati, or whatever you want to call them are so good they can fake and fool even this kind of discernment.

Everything I’ve learned my whole life in the hard won realm of experience and opening to my expanded awareness, including the quantum models for it that now also inform us, tells me is is another lie trying to trap me in a net of fear. I’m willing to bet my life on the truths I’ve discovered. I know I am more than my body. I know that the more I develop the ability to listen to my intuition, the better I navigate through life. I continue to encounter random synchronicities that amazingly confirm my insights and intuitions.

I can only do the best I know how… simply feel the vibes and take appropriate action on what I sense. It’s working for me.

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