Dreamers, Travellers and the Astral Body

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Every person has gifts to share and explore. Some of them will be on the physical plane, of existence, while others will have gifts that they share on the mental or emotional plane. Others still will have gifts that they fine tune and continue to explore on the spiritual plane. We all are gifted in our own way. In this same variety of gifts, people all have their own experiences of dreaming. Some will feel connected when speaking of dreams through heightened sensitivity. There can be an etheric ‘remembering’ from past lives, when mystics, and medicine peoples from past incarnations were more open and free to educate us all on the power of our Dreaming lives. Dreams are multilayered and diverse and sometimes, when sleeping, we can sense we are travellers between different levels of reality. The energy body is free to travel between dimensions, the present as it exists, the past and the future as they co-exist. Through each experience of the dream state, we are asked to nurture the strong chord of light that connects our astral self to our physical body. Life choices in the substances we ingest, healthful habits for physical strength, and gentle practices of meditation or other stress relieving actions, all contribute towards having a clearer ability to discern the astral self and our retention of our higher selfs view, as well as the importance of integrating back into the physical body after a dream state that brought our energy body ‘elsewhere’.

In past ages dreamers and seers were revered for what they experienced in a dreamlike state. They trained from early childhood to discern between ego, fear, alternate realities, possible futures and divinely guided messages. They had the capacity to ‘see’ the possibilities for our collective future, for the light that travels between the divine source and this planet and our people. They were masters of ‘discernment’. Many people in the present have forgotten to retain what they dream, as our western cultures do not always highlight the importance of the Dreamer. And yet, all innovative thought, all world changing initiatives originate from a sleeping or waking Dream. Whether waking or sleeping, the images we retain, the intuitive leaps of faith that we make, these are all levels of dreaming. What are the dreams we allow ourselves to retain from childhood? What are the dreams we dare to foster at this time? What are the dreams we would ask for the Divine source of the universe to support as this world moves forward? Sometimes, when we seek to creatively problem solve our way through a current life challenge, we can receive divinely guided insight while sleeping.

A prayer/affirmation for a restful/healthful sleep:

“Dear Divine Source, please help my astral body to stay connected and safe during all of my dreaming experiences. Please help me to radiate with the highest vibration of Divine Love, so that as I learn, experience and navigate alternate levels of being, I do so with the guidance and protection of Archangel Micheal, the light ray of courage and strength. I ask that all dreams come through in a way I can easily integrate and understand during waking life, and ask for the assistance of God/dess in discerning what wisdom, knowledge and grace I can carry forward into my waking life for the betterment of my individual and the collective, experience. Thank you, Amen Om, and Aho.”

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One of the tools that can be valuable for those that feel they ‘travel’ during sleep, is to nurture a reintegration process that allows for self kindness on awakening. A dream journal combined with a renewing practice that honours the physical body through ‘grounding’ movement such as yoga, a nature walk or other moving meditative, can contribute to a balanced sense of self. Day to day life makes demands upon us all, yet the personal experience of heightened awareness seeks to integrate our ‘higher self’ with our life as we live it. As energy beings we have no limits on what we are capable of perceiving, and yet in many present cultures, our ‘agreed upon rules’ of what constitutes reality are often confining to those with heightened awareness of their astral bodies. Some of what we dream will never come to pass, some is occurring simultaneously, and sometimes we are simply clearing out our subconscious book shelves of outmoded patterns or memories. There can be experiences that are fearful such as dreaming of a past life death, or travelling through alternate reality of a lower vibration than ones current life experience, after which perceiving, we can each benefit from self acceptance and gentleness. In the same way, if we awake form a dream in which we felt saturated in Divine Love, radiant with light and soul purpose, we may also need time and sacred space to integrate the spiritually/etherically/dream state into conscious life, so that we may radiate that same loving vibration throughout our day. People can dream of exchanging energy with one another when asleep, of visits from a past loved one who is on this plane of existence or has moved beyond the physical. Some can dream of helping those in need, by bringing what light the energy body radiates, in prayer and loving intention across vast physical distances.

In whatever capacity, waking or sleeping, we are each experiencing a dream state, may we bring forth the highest vibration of divine Love, compassion, grace of God/dess and the wisdom of all our energy being selves, to help navigate through this miraculous gift of Life. For all of the dreamers, may we each find tools for healthful integration, self kindness, and patience as we navigate our human experience.

With light and respect for the ways we are each choosing to radiate and patiently foster all of the gifts we bring forth from this and alternate levels of being,

Kamia

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Personal Hibernation; the Dream Cycle

December has always felt for me, like a re-entry into the womb of my spiritual self.  I feel myself becoming more internal, like a bear that has entered the cave and is bedding down for the hibernation dreaming months.  The past experiences of the previous year begin to settle in my consciousness, like the dirt on the floor and walls of my bear cave.  As I begin to dream for my future year, for the world as I wish to re-enter it in the spring, and the gifts I hope to bring forth, I can feel how this release of the past year, the settling of etheric experience becomes the rich soil that the new dreams draw sustenance from.  This month, I wish to share one of the internal practices I utilize for a more empowered dream cycle.

Using a pen and paper, write down a list of all that has been accomplished this last year.  Not only the times that a goal was achieved, but also when a challenge was survived.  It is not only the experiences that we celebrated, but the deepening of our compassionate selves, that grew in moments of grief that deserve recognition.  Take time with the writing.  Go back, and add the moments of shame, or guilt, or absolute joy.  When the list feels complete, take a moment to breathe deeply and really integrate, what this list means for oneself in terms of personal growth. Did the experience make the heart feel more open?  Did it add a new level of compassion to share?  Was there a deepening of strength, when something was survived or endured? Were the moments those of faith realized?  Each thing that was noted, has deepened the human experience.  I like to say out loud, or think a prayer during this integration such as:

“Dear God/dess, help me to accept and assimilate the different aspects of ‘self’ this last year has helped polish, reveal, and grow.  Help me to see the value in each experience and to feel compassion towards myself in the learning.  I ask that all Archangels aligned with my life purpose at this time, bring me clear messages and understanding, for the ways in which these new aspects of ‘me’ can be brought forward as gifts for my personal future, and the world at large.  Please guide me towards the time and sacred space that I need to fully integrate these lessons, so that my new dreams have greater space to be planted in my spiritual, mental, emotional and physical being. Thank you, Amen, Om, and Aho.”

If there is another practice that surfaces in the consciousness, such as a walk by moonlight for further contemplation, or an art board to bring forward the previous years growth into a collage with the approaching years dreams, then allow the art to unfold.  Before the solstice, when the light begins to return, we are each given the seasonal integrative opportunity to delve into the ‘darker’ aspects, the dream rich self, and to bring forth the fertile energy of soul-soil.

May your soil be rich, and filled with dreams,

with light,

Kamia

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Our Relationship To Time and Self Empowerment

I’ve been thinking allot lately about Time. The time that we allow ourselves to pursue our deepest dreams, the time we return to in an instant of memory or inspiration, the perception of self and time that can shift during an epiphany that creates more self awareness in an instant that in the previous full year. What is one’s relationship to time, and how does it empower or disempower us?

As a soul that remembers several previous lifetimes, I carry around a belief about time that creates an expansive landscape of possibility and wonder in my life. As I see the world evolve, shift and change, as I witness people exploring their own personal soul path, and ways of growing, opening, receiving and sharing their personal light, I feel as though Time offers gifts of limitless potential. On days where I am devoted to the absolute moment, such as moving houses this previous week, I notice the way concepts of time that we each carry, effect us all. Some concepts are filled with joy, while others such as ‘there isn’t enough time for …..’ thought patterns, radiate outwards manifesting less potential for joy. A powerful practice to shift our personal relationship with our perception of time, is to make a list of the top five priorities one’s deepest self carries.

Mine is something like:

Share Compassion

Elevate the vibration towards Divine Love

Be honest about who I am, and encourage others to be honest and empowered

Celebrate this beautiful Earth

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Having a conversation with the self, through honoring the deepest yearning of the spirit is an empowering act. There are the superficial tasks we will often ‘think’ of as we consider the allotment of time and priorities for our day, but when given the opportunity to truly connect with the ‘self’ on a deeper level, the priorities will shift. We can still achieve our tasks, our responsibilities, and our time commitments, yet by carrying forward a firmer understanding of what we truly wish to share and experience with the world, the passage of time throughout the day, and the awareness of the world on a grander scale, is made possible. What are the ways that familiar patterns with a fearful vibration are effecting one’s perception of time? Free Will allows us each to recognize and shift away from such patterns.

An affirmation/prayer that I have found useful for centering my awareness is:

“Dear God/dess of Creation, help me to see the ways in which my Soul is infinite, and my current lifespan on the planet is filled with opportunities for me to speak my Truth, make choices that resonate with my Soul Path, and allow me to share all of the gifts I have brought forward for connecting, encouraging and manifesting Peace with others. I ask that any Angelic light rays, previous life memories, ascended master messages, or encouragement from guides and/or the fairy kingdom assist me at this time in making space for my deepest priorities in this life. Thank you, Amen, OM and Aho.”

If there is a yearning, a desire for change, an intuitive flash, or a self nurturing practice that arises in the mind after such an affirmation has been repeated, take action. What is the movement, shift, choice or awareness that can be brought forward to begin each day in a manner that resonates with the ‘core’ of one’s spirit? Perhaps it is greeting the morning with sound such as mantra, singing, or music and gentleness, or through movement in nature. Perhaps it is seeing relationships with others in a new way, or viewing the expanse of ones life with a deeper sense of patience, focus and humor. Perhaps it is as simple as slowing the breathing, and taking eight deep slow breaths to set the tone for a physical pattern based on peace. In whatever manner our relationship to Time and self manifest, let it be through an active awareness that renegotiates perceptions and personal empowerment, to establish a more Joy filled life. Everyone deserves to experience Joy.

with light and respect for your journey,

Kamia

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Grounding Etheric Energy with Pele

The etheric body is inextricably linked to the physical, emotional and mental versions of the ‘Self’. Through drawing our awareness to ‘grounding’ and harnessing the light of the divine and the higher self, with the assistance of the fiery ascended master Pele, we can burn through lower energies,  thought patterns and fear.

The root chakra is our etheric chord and connection to the centre of the earth and allows us to view the world around us with a greater capacity to feel joy and belonging.  Through a simple visualization or prayer, we honour the etheric wheels of light, our chakras, while seeking to encourage balance, wisdom and healing on all levels.

Pele offers us each the gifts of regeneration, rebirth and renewal of vital life force.  Allow your inner fire to build the dreams you have been dreaming and burn away aspects of your life and being you are ready to release.

Thank you for feeling a connection to the earth, and the Divine today, with light and respect for you journey,

Kamia

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Merry Solstice Blessing

Merry Solstice Everyone!

 

In honour of the longest night I want to offer a prayer I share with my family when we light candles to bring light into our homes:

 

“May the light and the angels enfold you,

even as the night reminds you of the dreams you have yet to dream.

May the stars be pathways that lead you to your greater self, while the earth reaches up to cradle your feet and body.

May the fairies and spirits of nature remind you that blessings and sustenance are in abundance, and may each sip of water, each bite of food be a nourishing and healing gift to each of the cells of your body.

As the moon rises, let her be a reminder that gentleness within you is reflected in those that you love and a manifestation of the divine.

In honor of your beauty and soul gifts, may you dance this night in joy, whether this dance be one of the spirit, or one that fills your body with revitalizing fire,

I celebrate you, and I thank you friends, and family of the heart, for Being.

We are the earth, May we share our light and sustain one another.

Amen and Om.”

 

with light,

Kamia

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Innocence and Relationship

Many times in life, the ego asserts itself with punishing words and self blame that is unfair, and unfounded. It is important to develop an internal dialogue that brings the ego back into balance, and fosters an inner warrior-ship that defends the innocence we all carry.  Innocence, as I recently communicated to a client, is not the same as naivete.

Innocence is the ability to see the absolute light and love within the self, another, or a situation, and our faith that anything can be tranformed.  It is with Innocence that we often leap forward to tell someone or share with someone in relationship(can be friendship) all of the potential and gifts we believe they carry.  It is with Innocence that we find the courage to have faith in ourselves, to attempt a new class, new career, move, or trip.  When we watch a child discover the magic of the world, to talk to the animals and unseen fairies as friends, to speak of the dreams they have, we are reminded of the innate Innocence that they carry and we ourselves carry.

Foster this beautiful attribute within yourself.  Make a list of the dreams you have that are based on this purity of heart, and repeat, as many times as it take, “I deserve to trust and believe in my worthiness to foster this beautiful vision within my self”.

I often see those around me, stepping forward to act in honour of their own belief in others light, particularly in relationship.  Sometimes this light is not as consciously honoured in the partner or individual they want to beam themselves at.  This does not mean that they were wrong in believing the other was deserving of this light, recognition, or faith.  Sometimes it means that the other is not as aware of their own light, and are not capable at this time of reflecting it back to you.  You have given them a gift in sharing yourself and your faith in this way.  Foster this gift by allowing them to continue on their path, in hopes that they may find the means of honouring themselves in a similar way one day.  Foster your inner innocence by moving forward in search of relationships that are as equally nourishing of the self, as you are willing to be of another.

We are all born Innocent, sometimes circumstance and experience dampens this brilliant light within, but no matter what, it is still within you.  The angels reach around you in a gentle hug, to foster and reignite the spark.  See the world  this way for a day, see the light within all others, and remember, you are shining, every moment of every day, the angels acknowledge this, it is time to acknowledge it yourself.

with Love

Kamia

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Acknowledging and Allowing for ‘More’

The light in the sky is still soft, the clouds moving away from the mountains like a foamy ocean wave off of the shore.  As I am doing my own spread of cards, I feel the soft angelic presence of of one of the angels suggesting it is a good morning to share a card with the world.

After completing my own spread, I am drawn to work with the Goddess Guidance Oracle deck.  The card the reveals itself is Rhiannon and the card has colors like the morning sky.  Magical soft grays and blues that we often see at dawn and dusk, the hours when many believe the veil between the worlds, and between the conscious and subconscious mind are thinnest.

The card speaks of the desire and need for people to find and believe in ‘something more’.  Something more then they see with their physical eyes, a form of faith, guidance or assurance that there is more in life and that they are connected to and have access to it.  I say with absolute assurance, there is more, and yes, we are all connected to ‘it’.

The world is full of magical moments, the comment or song we overhear that uplifts us when we need it most, the person we meet for the first time but recognize as an old friend, the sudden smell of flowers when we are walking through a winter landscape, and the heart shaped cloud in the sky, are all moments of ‘magic’.

Every person has the potential to connect with their own inner guidance, to hear their angels and guides and to feel the light and love in the universe.  Though it can seem daunting, and the ego may yell the opposite, we are all born with a sixth sense.  If you are reading this, you are a magical person.  You can, as the card reads “manifest clear intentions into reality.” If you are new to the path of believing in your own guidance, ordering a book from the library, getting your own deck of cards, or enrolling in an energy based workshop are all steps that can be taken to honor the emergence of your faith in yourself and your receptivity.  A walk to a place in nature that feels like a power spot for you, is also a free way to connect with your higher self.

Let your life have magical moments, and they will increase.  Thank your guides when those moments occur and remember to give yourself positive reinforcement for believing in them.  Ancient cultures believed in ‘more’, the knowledge and faith is still encoded in the strands of DNA in your body, and the body of the earth.  Trust yourself, be loving as you journey forwards, and allow a little loving magic into the way you experience the world today.

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May your blessings manifest in gentle, loving, and magical ways,

Kamia

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