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Baby Baptism

I created a baptismal ritual for Henry that my partner helped me carry out under the full moon. I opened the circle with salt, sage and a knife, lit a candle and incense and read the following invocation/blessing/prayer, during which I baptized Henry with water, then blessed him with a crystal and lotus oil. I closed the circle by walking it 3x while ringing a bell to thank and dismiss the entities who attended us.

Baptism Ritual for Henry:

Hail to the Guardians of the Above, Below and Within, the Neteru of Egypt: Isis, Nepthys, Bast, Anubis, Osiris, Ptah, Khosu, Nekhbet-Mother-Mut, Set, Horus, Hathor, Khnum, Nut, Geb, and Ma’at. We ask that you evoke the power and potential of Henry’s spirit, that he may fulfill the Divine Plan and be a blessing to all he meets.

(Face North) Hail to the Guardians of the North who hold the foundations of the Earth. We ask the Earth to connect Henry with pas wisdom, with beauty, with peace, and with the season of change.

(Face East) Hail to the Guardians of the East, sender of the winds. We ask the Air to give Henry access to enlightened communication, words of power, music, poetry, and laughter.

(Face South) Hail to the Guardians of the South who hold the Sacred Flame. We ask that Fire to activate the power of protection, faith, confidence and courage within Henry’s life.

(Face West) Hail to the Guardians of the West, Keepers of the Seas. (Baptize) We ask the Waters to attune Henry to the divine energies of the multiverse: the Buddha Nature, the Christ Consciousness, Krishna Vision, the Violet Flame, Reiki, Yggdrasill, Luna, Gaia, and the Golden Light within which we all merge as ONE.

(Bless with lotus oil & quartz crystal)
May he find his voice,
May he speak his truth,
May he walk the spiral path of the soul warrior with love, compassion,
wisdom, courage, faith, patience and forgiveness for himself and others.
May we as his parents guide him from the enlightened perspective of our Higher Selves.
May we be transformed by the sacrifices we make into our Best Selves.

I ask the gods and goddesses, Bujddhas and bodhisattvas, Earth, stars, angels (Gabriel, Michael, Uriah the Healer and the rest), fairies (especially Princess Aquazephyr and Foxy’s family), Saint Germain, MAlachi and all enlightened beings to bless and lead us each day of our lives.

Amen, amen and amen.
So mote it be.

June 7, 2012 at 7:32 pm 1 comment

New Poem: Following Spirit’s Lead

My ego, like a beggar’s rags,

was ripped away, revealing queenly garb beneath.

My soul is crowned with Love

and its reign will never end.

Following the Spirit’s lead,

I have taken hidden paths,

walked and talked with the gods and angels,

seen the unquenchable blossom of flame unfolding in the Center of us all,

burning away my fear, leaving me sage and silent.

Who can say what overwhelming grace the Universe will shower me with next?

Each minute reveals infinite compassion streaming through all forms of reality.

Do not be confused, dear soul;

all which does not bring you peace is illusion.

Let your mind unfurl like the limitless sky,

beyond its clouds of doubt.

Otherwise, how can I take you seriously

when Krishna laughs behind his hand

at all your notions of “truth”?

(Copyright by me, 2010)

October 2, 2010 at 6:22 pm 3 comments

Intro to Peruvian Shamanism

Went to an Intro to Peruvian Shamanism class today and wanted to share some of the things that stuck out to me:

  • Flower water can be used to cleanse in the same way sage is. Put some on your hands, rub them together, clap 3 times, bring your hands to your face and breathe in deeply, and finally rub the remaining water over your head and down your body.
  • 3 Worlds or realms of existence are the middle (everyday life/realm of discovery), upper (celestial real with ancestors, angels and star relatives) and lower (realm of totem animals and fairies/our interior world).
  • Altars act as transistors for elemental energy.
  • To release heavy energy, place the left hand on the affected body area and the right hand on the Earth. Let the energy flow from your left hand through your heart into your right hand and release it into the Earth.

We did a shamanic meditation in which I first followed fox through the woods, then wolf through the tundra where rainbow lights flickered in the sky into the lower realm. There I ran about, swam, and flew around enjoying myself and taking in all the magical entities. Then I came to a pool in a forest, fed by a waterfall where a boa waited for me. I followed him through the water into an underground cave where the ceiling was covered in constellation-like paintings that glowed dimly.

The snake told me this was my dream cave where I used to spend much time as a child, but lately haven’t been spending any time on my dreams. He said I need to take time out to fantasize about amazing larger-than-life things so that they can be brought into my life. He told me to start imagining things I wanted to do and I started off small but got more and more audacious with my dreams. As I did this, the paintings began to glow brighter and brighter.

Then the snake told me that when I meditate in the mornings I always go to the upper realm, but I need to start visiting the lower realm as well, to integrate my totems more into my life experience. He told me to ask Krishna how to travel from the upper to the lower realm and then to come daily for teachings from the animals and fairies.

I’m so excited at how everything I learn builds and builds and builds into new ways of seeing myself and my practice. And I’m excited to have new tools to use in cleansing and meditation! How wonderful to be blessed and loved by the Universe.

August 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm Leave a comment

My Morning Prayer

Source, keep my channel clear.

Gaia, keep me balanced.

Spirit, lead me like a child in right thoughts, right words and right actions.

I invoke the love, wisdom and power of my higher consciousness to guide me in the plan,

To illuminate, inspire and clarify my mind,

To transform, transmute and stabilize my feelings and emotions,

To energize, vitalize and heal my physical body so there is a normal flow of energy through my being today and every day

To attract to me all those I can truly help and to attract to me all those who can help me in any way.

I give thanks for the love that fills and surrounds me,

Knowing I am loved unconditionally by a benevolent universe,

My mind full of light, my heart forever grateful, I am pure creative potential.

Guided by my heart, I apply love and wisdom to all I say and do.

I am divinely guided, in touch, blessed and loved.

I ask the gods and goddesses, Earth and stars, angels and fairies and other beings of light

To assist and guide me for the highest good.

Amen, Amen, Amen.

August 26, 2010 at 7:13 pm 4 comments

Why Do Bad Things Happen?

I subscribe to Ross Bishop‘s e-mail newsletter, and was deeply touched by his message today.

SPIRITUAL FRUSTRATION
by Ross Bishop

A while ago I wrote about abut the origin of our problems. I covered a lot of territory in that article, and had to leave some important topics out. As a result, I received a number of questions and some expressions of frustration.
A common feeling was expressed below:

She wrote:

I have been on my spiritual path for many years now and I do feel I have accomplished a certain level of awareness and consciousness.  I have been having many difficult experiences and emotional pain for some time now and I wonder when will I get a break??? Why do bad things happen to good people??

I am tired and I honestly believe I DO NOT DESERVE this pain. I know life has its up’s and down’s but I just need a break NOW. . . What can I do with my issues NOW ?????

This is a dilemma that is faced by many spiritual seekers. These people have done what they could – they have learned to meditate, done therapy, taken workshops, changed their diet, read the books and tried to bring their life in line with the spiritual path. Many of them have even taken up a healing art as an expression of their spiritual commitment. Yet life continues to throw problems their way. Money remains tight, there isn’t much real joy and the deeper spiritual insights they had hoped for have not come. On the surface, it doesn’t make much sense, and there is often a feeling of betrayal.

The essential dilemma here has to do with human nature. We are all willing to deal with the easy issues, but when it comes to the stuff (the beliefs about self) at the core, we can get pretty gun-shy. These beliefs can be very deeply rooted and difficult to dislodge. Most people balk at addressing them. They will often go through incredible gyrations to avoid addressing them.

Our beliefs have been with us for a long time (lifetimes), and some people are so accustomed to them they think they are part of who they are.

These are the core beliefs that maintain with absolute certainty that you are unworthy or unlovable – a piece of rubbish that no one but a sewer rat would want to associate with. In the “positive” they give you pride, urge you to push through your troubles, make you hungry for things like success and fame and make you believe that you can jump tall buildings. None of it is legitimate.

Trapped by the fear that these beliefs might be true, even as difficult as they are to live with, many people would rather leave them alone and try and cope with them rather than having to deal with the possibility of learning a most unpleasant truth. After all, what would you do if you learned that you really were unacceptable in God’s eyes?

Dealing with these deeply held beliefs brings up the muck that no one wants to address. But, it is also a place of significant spiritual potential. Being in the light is peaceful and pleasant, but transformation happens in the shadow. That is why shaman go there. That is also why life insists that everyone go there as well. Sooner or later, no matter how much you resist, you will be brought face to face with the dragon of your inner beliefs.

The Universe will be relentless in the pursuit of truth. Any place that you hold limiting beliefs, whether you are aware of them or not, will become a source of disruption and conflict. So long as your core beliefs remain unresolved, The Universe will (as it must) apply energy to everything you do that is based on those fears. We call this “having problems,” The Universe calls it “opportunities for learning.”

Most spiritual seekers work through the obvious issues with their initial efforts and are then urged to go deeper, which causes some to pause, and can lead to the feelings of betrayal I mentioned. The thing is, had these people not done this, The Universe was going to make them face these issues anyway, but not at a time of their choosing. Doing it on your terms is always MUCH easier.

When seekers are asked to confront these deeper issues, although they often do not feel ready, they really are. The Universe is very careful about that.

The simple truth is that there is more work to be done. Be angry, be upset with God if you like, it isn’t going to change anything. The anger and feelings of betrayal are really only a mask to deflect away from the core issues some part of you is reluctant to address. If you can go even deeper, you will find that what is really driving all of this are the issues you have with God.

Core beliefs can require spiritual dynamite to dislodge. That is why life is sometimes so very painful. However, it does not have to be as painful as we often make it. I searched for years looking for the best approach and found it in the ancient shamanic journey process. It is the only really effective method for bringing people to their truth that I have found. I generally recommend that people not do this work alone – get a good shaman – it makes the process a good deal easier.

Bad things happen to good people because these people are still holding on to their core beliefs. Regardless of all the affirmations and positive thoughts, these people still do not really love themselves. They do not appreciate the wonderful special beings they are, and they are not yet able to really accept God’s love.

The answer? There is only one. . .

there is always only one answer:
love yourself.

When you address your core beliefs, you tear down the biggest barriers to your enjoyment of life – it is that simple. It is just not simple to do.

If you want to know more about dealing with your core beliefs there are a number of articles on my web site (www.rossbishop.com) that may be of help. I also wrote about this topic at length in each of my three books.
Copyright©2010 Blue Lotus Press
Have a question or a comment? email Ross

Lately in my daily meditations, my guides have been sending me this same message: JUST LOVE YOURSELF, trust in the plan and all will be well. I have been spending a lot of time thinking “I love May” and notice that the days I’m focused on self-love are much smoother and pleasant for me. My guides are showing me how I am strong and invaluable to them and the Universe, but that I need to set aside my hatred and cruelty towards myself… which is especially difficult for me at the moment.

Being unemployed and not being able to provide as I feel I should for my family (my fiance & our cats) is something I’m judging myself for – though I know I shouldn’t as I’m right where Krishna wants me to be. So is having Asperger’s Syndrome, which I don’t think I’ve mentioned here before, though I talk about it quite a bit on my other blog. It’s a high-functioning form of Autism that makes it incredibly difficult for me to connect with others face-to-face. It also shapes my personality, interests, appearance, voice and brain functioning, of course. I only recently found out about it, and I’m still wrestling with how inseparable it is from who I am.

This morning in meditation I asked Krishna why I had to have Asperger’s and he responded that I had to have it in order to be the person I am, because I am going to incite change in people and have a far greater affect than I realize. Without the Asperger’s I wouldn’t have this crazy restlessness that drives me to do all of the art and writing and self-improvement work that I do. I wouldn’t have the strange and beautiful outlook on life that I do without it. I just wouldn’t be ME. Which, I’m very slowly accepting, is a wonderful thing to be.

This is something that I’m just taking on a day-to-day basis. Otherwise it would overwhelm me. It’s strange how strong and sure and yet how weak and confused I feel! My human self is all agog, but my Higher Self feels more like a conquering warrior than ever.

The journey never gets less interesting, huh? 🙂

August 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm Leave a comment

Krishna Is Love

This is based on the vision of Krishna I mentioned quite a while ago. I’ve been trying to condense it into a poem ever since. I also reference part of Krishna’s story: Krishna, according to legend, grew up with cow herders and all of the women, married or not, fell in love with him when he became a man. They would pine for him and at one point he joined all of them in the woods, appearing to each woman, who each thought she had his “undivided attention.” He danced with them in a traditional circular dance before they got down to making love. That’s what the beginning and ending lines are referring to. The section in italics is a quote from a translation of the Mahabarata.

Krishna Vision

Like one of Krishna’s cowgirls, I wait

upon his pleasure. When he joins me,

my sapphire lord clasps me in ecstatic embrace,

and the dross falls from my eyes.

I see how I mirror his

rainbow brilliant,

crystal clear,

mountain mighty perfection –

inseparable, vision and beholder.

The universe, a prism,

refracts his serene loveliness in innumerable ways.

Everywhere are his hands and legs,

his eyes and faces.


He looks on me with lotus eyes of compassion

from behind the masks of insects,

birds, beasts, family, friends, lovers,

strangers and even enemies.

He blooms from the center of each glowing star

and spiraling galaxy. All that is,

was, or shall be echoes his grace,

his joy, his peace.

Grasped in his all-embracing arms,

I follow him through the endless dance.

July 17, 2010 at 4:41 pm 6 comments

Storming

Thunderstorm Mandala

Thunderstorm Mandala I made that day

Woke up yesterday and the sky was rumbling and rolling, clouds made it dark and I went on the porch to do yoga, letting my cats come out with me. We were out there until the storm became violent and swept us inside. I had to go back out, once I realized its severity, to save my plants from drowning on the sides of the porch where they normally sit.

My own head’s been a bit thunderous too lately. And I’ve been overwhelmed with the grace of my guides (Krishna, Quan Yin, Clarissa [my future daughter], Malachi [my spirit guide] and Gabriel [the angel] have all been appearing) who, in my daily meditations, are just insisting on making sure I feel absolutely loved before I “leave” (ha!) their presence.

I have a bad habit of getting caught up in self-judgment & had been slipping because I was feeling so down, and, having thoroughly absorbed my childhood lesson that bad attitudes are WRONG, my mind kept jabbering on and on about the long list of my sins.

Quan Yin’s teaching to me on this was:

When the wind blows, the water moves. So when you are moved to tears, or feel bad, it is the same way. Don’t be ashamed of it, or judge it. Just let it be.

So though it took me a few days after receiving this teaching to be able to actualize it, I finally let my pain be yesterday. And I cried and cried and cried, shaking and bawling like a little girl, moaning and aching with deep pain and grief and anguish for myself, for people, for this world, for our past and futures. Deep shuddering breaths – or gasps – kept coming… I just couldn’t get enough air, each sign felt like release and gradually I felt my heart and sacral chakras had lost a great weight.

Kinda like how the Earth feels more expansive after a good storm.

July 12, 2010 at 6:34 pm Leave a comment


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