Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Parallax Journal:Soul Retrieval

Exploring The Architecture of Reality

Soul Retrieval

By Tai Carmen

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“Why do we describe a distraught person as being ‘beside himself’? Because the ancients believed that soul and body could part, and that under great emotional stress the soul would actually leave the body. When this happened a person was ‘beside himself.’” ~ Dictionary of Word Origins
“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” ~ Jesus (Matthew 16:26)
Part I
Our language is rife with references to what has traditionally been described by shamanic cultures as ‘soul loss’ — “Nobody’s home,” we might say of an empty-eyed co-worker. Or, in a funk ourselves: “I feel like a part of me is missing.” Popular songs site it casually — I don’t know where my soul is / I don’t know where my home is (Nelly Furtado, “I’m Like A Bird”).

Yet, these expressions are so common, we often use them as descriptors without fully investigating their implication.

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“Many of us today don’t feel totally whole, don’t feel as if we are all here,” relates Sandra Ingerman in her book Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self. 

“Few of us live as fully as we could. When we become aware of this, we want to recover the intensity of life, and the intimacy, that we once enjoyed…We want to come home more fully to ourselves and to the people we love.”

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Many turn to the shamanic arts for language and methodology which address our collective angst with a soulfulness lacking in modern lexicon.

“The re-emergence in the late twentieth century of shamanism — with its lively and concrete notion of soul — seems to be a response to a very depressing cultural reality,” notes Jungian analyst John Ryan Haule. ”In the past six or seven hundred years we have undergone a consciousness-shift of 180 degrees. Formerly soul was our primary reality. Now we have only a body and a rational ego.

“The material conditions of our lives have improved immeasurably, but we’ve lost the imaginal and transcendent scope that belongs to the reality of soul. In a situation like this, it is often the depressives among us who are the most realistic regarding the impoverishment of our human existence.” (“Depression & Soul-Loss.”)

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According to modern writers on the ancient subject, soul loss accounts for depression, anxiety, a sense of alienation, incompleteness and disconnection, a feeling of being “spaced out,” or “sleepwalking” through life.  Extreme cases include coma, psychosis, fugue states and dissociative identity disorders.

Interestingly, the concept that a vital aspect of the self flees or retreats during experiences of extreme pain or disturbance is an idea shared by shamanism and psychotherapy alike. Psychotherapy calls it “disassociation,” shamanism calls it “soul loss.” The purpose in both cases is self-protection.

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Modern shamanic healers explain that we all lose bits and pieces of our soul, or vital essence, as we go through life.

The cause doesn’t have to be something as monumental as an accident or as extreme as abuse. It can be as simple as a small child’s sensitivity to her parents’ psychic tension or continued arguing. Little by little, parts of ourselves withdraw and become seemingly lost to us.

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Rejected elements of the personality are banished from conscious awareness — Jung’s concept of the psyche’s ”Shadow” aspect. This is done unconsciously, to ease the cognitive dissonance of harboring seemingly conflicting or ambiguous feelings; what modern psychology calls “compartmentalization” and repression.

Denied aspects — such as repressed sadness, anger, inner child or libidinous impulses — are effectively exiled. But they do not disappear. They continue to exist “underground,” as it were, in the subterranean caves of the psyche, causing emotional alienation, discomfort and disconnection from self.
The good news is that excavation of these buried aspects — and a renewal of their accompanying vital forces  — is always possible, and the focus of psychotherapy and shamanic healing alike.

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“An aspect of the infinite soul fleeing under duress is a state everyone has at some point experienced, regardless of terminology or ideology applied,” comments Kelley Harrell in her Huffington Post article, “The New Treatise on Soul Retrieval.”

The most common approach of neo-shamans is to echo the ancient model of shaman-as-guide in the netherworlds of psyche/non-ordinary reality. As pioneering anthropologist Mircea Eliade wrote in his now classic text “Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy”:

“Only the shaman can undertake a cure of this kind. For only he ‘sees’ the spirits and knows how to exorcise them; only he recognizes that the soul has fled, and is able to overtake it, in ecstasy, and return it to its body….Everything that concerns the soul and its adventure, here on earth and in the beyond, is the exclusive province of the shaman.”


However! A fascinating synthesis between psychotherapy and shamanic soul retrieval has been in the works over the past several decades.

“Upon his return from studying with teachers in India, Australia, and South America, shaman Ross Bishop transformed the Soul Retrieval process into a method that could be embraced by the Western mind and heart by making a simple shift in the roles of Shaman and client,” relates psychotherapist, author and soul retrieval practitioner Selena Whittle.

“In this contemporary method of Soul Retrieval, the essential elements of the process are the same.  There is a shamanic journey into the inner world where the wounded part of the self is identified, healed and brought back; however, the client does the work and is guided by the Shaman. The client takes the shamanic journey. The client identifies the part of the self that is wounded. The client builds a relationship with that part of the self, heals it, then brings it back for integration.

“The Shaman guides the client every step of the way, helping the client navigate the internal world of the psyche, guiding the client in the potent words or actions that are needed to build the relationship with the fragmented aspect of the self, to heal it and to bring it back. The shamanic journey becomes a shared experience, the Soul Retrieval a shared healing intervention.”


For more information on how to perform these inner excavations yourself Ross Bishop’s “Healing the Shadow” details the process. Both Selena Whittle and Ross Bishop  offer in-person and phone-based sessions.

But let me initiate you right here and now into a simple yet profound method, which you can practice in the comfort of your home.
Part II
1. Create your inner sanctum. 
This could be anything from an ornate temple to a simple spot by a running brook. The important part is that the setting has identifiable features, which can be recreated, and that the space makes you feel empowered, centered, safe and calm. Mentally construct as many details — sights, sounds and smells — as possible. Lie back, get comfortable and spend some time really making your inner sanctuary come to life behind closed eyes. (*The bath, with some low light, candles, calming scents and salts, is an excellent place to do soul work.)

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Friday, February 07, 2014

Energy Synthesis: Trustworthiness


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Trust is the primary factor in how people work together harmoniously in projects, are willing to listen to one another, and build effective relationships at every level. Yet many people are unaware of the behaviors and actions that influence trust. Trust is the critical link to creating all healthy and positive relationships, both personal, professional and certainly within any kind of group or community setting.

The capacity levels for trusting means that one has developed a current capacity for trust and is willing to risk trusting others. However, when risking putting one’s trust in others, it is wise to first evaluate the trustworthiness of the individual’s character (such as a leader of a group, etc.), or by assessing the person or groups motivation for its value system, in order to accurately assess if the trust that is being given is appropriate or if it is misguided and misplaced. If a person or group’s main motivation is for power, status or to make profits, at the expense of the human beings involved, that is not a group of people that are trustworthy as its primary goal is shaped with low moral character. Only each person can make that choice themselves to determine if who or what they are building trust with is relative to their personal resonance and spiritual goals. 

Trustworthy people know that trust is gained more by stable and consistent ethical conduct than with just thoughts and words. Their daily conduct and treatment of others provides evidence of their intent to be honest, reliable, loyal, unbiased, humble, accountable, cooperative, just and communicative. Our conduct must be motivated by trusting others, in addition to our desire to be trusted by them. Trust is always a two-way interaction or mutual exchange. 

Trust is the basis for: 
•           feeling able to rely or depend upon a person/group, that they will act in accordance to what they say,

•           telling the authentic truth even when it is difficult, being trustworthy in all dealings that impact the group and doing so with compassion,

•           cooperating with people and experiencing dedicated teamwork within a group,

•           observing competency or abilities in creating a stable and consistent environment that is organized around group objectives,

•           taking thoughtful risks of vulnerability, such as expressing ones views with honest transparency to others or in a group,

•           experiencing believable communications with good intentions felt between parties,

•           Getting past previous life experiences that have damaged our trust,

•           Forgiving the misplaced trust one has given to people who are untrustworthy,

•           Asking the right questions to build confidence that one is not being misled, misinformed and tricked through another’s duplicitous motivations,

•           Caring about the people, community and group, treating everyone’s right to be here as equal, unless they are intent on destruction of building trust,
If we feel into the above points, we may be able to really see how incredibly important it is to establish trust in our every communication and be committed to building trust in ourselves in so that we may learn how to find trust with trustworthy people. Without this commitment to build trust and cultivate trust every day in our life - we will not achieve cooperative relationships or collaborative success in creating a community or environments that feels safe, loving, compassionate, caring and humanitarian.

For trust to exist between people or in any organization, a certain amount of transparency must pervade the intentions, direction, actions, communication, feedback, and ways to problem solving. The best way to maintain a trusting relationship interpersonally or in a community environment is to keep from breaking trust in the first place. 

So let’s bring to light what breeds “distrust” and breaks down communications between people and groups. These are behaviors of untrustworthy or unsafe people. 

•           Direct deception of perpetrating a lie for whatever reason, failing to tell the truth, often with the intention to deceive or confuse, 

•           Lies of omission, deliberate attempts to deceive another person/group by omitting portions of the truth. Lies of omission are particularly egregious as they give people false impressions and attempt to influence behavior by omitting important details, 

•           Failing to walk the talk, it destroys trust if one fails to demonstrate the quality or behavioral expectation that has been expressed directly to the person/group. It destroys trust to not be reliable and fail to do what you said you were going to do. Words are easy; it is the behavior and motivations that are consistently demonstrated in compassionate actions, even when under tremendous pressure, that helps people/groups build trust, 

•           Casting blame, insults, put-downs, labels, criticisms, comparisons, and diagnoses which are forms of judgment, as in what is “good or bad” or promoting superior or inferior beliefs on others, 

•           Making demands that implicitly or explicitly threaten or intimidate others with a form of blaming, shaming, aggression or punishment if they fail to agree or comply with a certain perspective, 

•           Denial of responsibility via “doublespeak” language that is used to obscure awareness of personal responsibility and accountability to actions,

 •           Making comparisons or assigning value between people as in judging them, 

•           Actions of self-entitlement, taking over group resources, many times without consideration for others, lack of self-awareness and lack of considerate comprehension of the influence one’s words, actions or energies have upon others in the group, 

•           Making assumptions based on half-truths or harmful gossip, jumping on the bandwagon and taking sides of division based on no knowledge of facts and details.

Trustworthy behavior is modeled in the ethical conduct that we observe in people with strong moral character. Strong moral character in partnership with placing value on the ongoing spiritual development of krystic attributes manifest emotionally stable, consistent, balanced, loving, 
 compassionate and peaceful people. When people and our community places value on these moral characteristics as an inspired goal for self-improvement - this creates an invincible strength when the group is unified within community consciousness. If together, in our spiritual communities, we place our dedication to the strengthening of our group moral character in partnership with the Spirit of Christ, it is very hard to interfere with our positive and loving influence on the earth. This is our highest expression and inspiration here. 

To make improved choices about where one chooses to place trust with others and how to build strong moral character within, here are some key characteristics of trustworthy people: 

Key Characteristics of Trustworthy People: 
•           Authentic
•           Actions and words match
•           Able to say “no” respectfully and “yes” dependably
•           Keep agreements or renegotiate if necessary
•           Able to admit it when they do not know something
•           Able to be both flexible and reliable
•           Show genuine feeling for you if they need to let you down
•           Willing to make compromises but never compromise core principles or personal integrity
•           Consistent ethics, positive values, or principles inform their behavior
•           Willing and able to tell you things you do not like to hear–kindly
•           Able to disagree without needing to argue, or to have friendly disagreements that lead to increased understanding
•           Let you know how they feel, where they stand, and how you stand with them
•           Able to recognize, accept, and enjoy the differences between you
•           After considering others, be sure to turn the same list around on yourself.

To assess trustworthiness is a requirement of having an accurate assessment of conditions, situations and the ethical standards which make up a person’s character or a community’s values. The qualities of trustworthiness will always reveal the deep moral character of a person’s real motivations; hence it is extremely important to understand. In ES community we value all aspects of trust at a high level of which we aspire to model as best we are capable.

With a loving heart, Lisa

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Monday, February 03, 2014

OffPlanet Radio: Randy Maugans with Simran Singh

OffPlanet Radio - Randy Maugans with Simran Singh   download as: mp3

Author, radio talk show host, publisher, and performance artist, Simaran Singh joins us for a candid and personal conversation on the nature of enlightenment. Simran broke free from the boxes of her cultural conditioning, early family life, and an arranged marriage to found 11:11 Magazine. With little resources and no experience, she launched out into speaking engagements and her one-woman performance show, "The Rebel Road". While her ideas and language are her own, she presents an alternative to the victim mentality by affirming the human capacity to not just change...but to BE change.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Freedom Teachings: Beyond the Veils


A look beyond the veils of cultural limitations we have been raised to accept as truth. Explores Fetal Integration, Death, Near-Death-Experience, Extra-ordinary Events, BEING a Sacred Being and reclaiming our heritage of freedom as the Eternal SELF.

Freedom Teachings: Engaging The God Languages

Engaging The God Languages

Discover the languages of creation and how to use them to embody your God-Self. Join us as we learn more about the God Languages of Light/Color, Symbol/Form, Sound, and Movement. Gain a more thorough understanding how they all interconnect in helping us increase frequency and expand consciousness to allow safe transit through the star gates. We’ll understand more about activating very specific portions of the personal Divine Blueprint and how these languages can serve to help us evolve or impede this process. We’ll touch on Symbol Codes, Geomancies, Fire Letters and Fire Codes. Cue Zones, LTR Grids, Music and Songs of the Spheres, Color and Light, the Flames of Consciousness, the Capstone Rays, Scalar Wave Shape-Shifting, the Sacred Secret Psonn, Sensing the Energy Signatures Beneath Language, Salutations, Merkaba, Singing through the Star Gates, and much, much more. This is definitely a “must see” for those both new to the teachings and the more advanced students.

this is the manual/handbook that goes along with it

Freedom Teachings: Architects of Light - Secrets of the Indigo Children

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●There are 3 types of Indigos: Their purposes include:

Type 1: Planetary grid work projects

Type 2: To bring back the 12-strand potential

Type 3: To help solve the polarity imbalances of the races

The genetic code of the Indigo is the key to their purpose. The gene code is more than what appears to be DNA on the 3-dimensional level. Scientists use term DNA to mean the core blueprint of the human gene code but what they are calling DNA is really a chemical translation of only a small portion of the core blueprint or "template". Understanding the nature of our DNA brings us understanding about the relationship between our bodies, minds and spirits. The Indigos are bringing back the knowledge of our genetic heritage. ● To understand Indigos, we need to understand the ascension process. The experience of matter is built on a core of consciousness. ● Core consciousness involves Fire Letters or scalar wave patterns that, when activated within the DNA, allow the body to turn to light, allowing particle and anti-particle to fuse and turn into 'fire' and transmute from one dimension to the next. Distortions in the Fire Letters leads to distortions in the DNA. Because of distortions, only 3 of the 12 DNA strands representing the 12-dimensions of Ourselves are currently active. ● The history of our Earth Races is a history of "bio-spiritual evolution". Indigos are both ancient and future races. ● Indigos and Humans are part of what are called "Guardian Races".

● About 99% of autistic children are Indigo 3's. Autism occurs when the non-Christiac Being within the Indigo 3 person tries to take over the Christiac Being (Oraphim), shutting it down and freezing the person's ability to communicate. This results in the personality going into terror. An "inner war" is going on inside on an unconscious level. ● Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: A lot of these infants are Indigo children. The child Being finds a way OUT because they realise they're not going to be able to activate the gene code the way they had intended, and not going to be able to do what they came to do. So they leave and look for another body as quickly as possible. ● Indigos often have asthma and jaundice as infants and often have spleen problems because the body is not quite ready to handle that level of frequency. ● At an early age, Indigos will have bleed-through from Parallel Earth because they have 2 sets of memories running concurrently. They might also be birthing with a lot of incarnational memory running before they open their eyes or before they talk. ● Authority is an issue for Indigos, because they have a higher authority, their connection to Source, and if you try to violate that they are going to push back. ● Experiences of Indigo Children on drug therapy.

● Angelic consciousness is really between Dimensions 6 and 9. Both terms ET and angel can be misleading and set you up for manipulation. ● Our stellar heritage and the fact that all Humans and Indigos possess ET genes. ● Holism: a way of using our minds that is from a higher level of consciousness and that will change things that go on 'out here'. If we want to heal our world, we need to learn to use our minds differently. ● What we perceive as light here is something that has an oscillation rate that's faster than that of our own. Imagining light: we are imagining wave patterns of higher frequency. When we do visualisations, when we use our minds creatively inside, we are creating literal manifestation patterns by using the core of creation which is scalar waves. We are directing them with Light. ● Connection between heart chakra and astral body. Ways of having intimacy without doing harm to ourselves/ while still protecting the integrity of our own bio-fields. ● Importance of doing Maharic Seal before any energy work. Energy sensing. Learning to sense each other as energy/ seeing beyond the illusions. Sensing energy signatures. ● Meditation: finding our Sirian (6th Dimensional) Selves.

Freedom Teachings: Exploring the God Worlds

Exploring the God Worlds

We live in a world that in turn lives within a magnificent multi-dimensional structure that connects us all the way back to Source. We came into embodiment within this cosmic structure and our pathway home takes us on a journey through the many levels of the God Worlds. Familiarizing ourselves with the structure is a part of finding our way home. This module explores the multi-dimensional structure of creation and how this manifests ever finer levels of detail, spanning local Veca universes and parallel universes, inner Ecka core worlds within larger Eckasha universes. You will learn about the Lower, Middle and Higher God Worlds. These emerge in turn through the Cosmic God Seed and the Primal Life Current fields of Source. You will also learn about the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and how this forms a personal pathway back to our home in Source. The God World maps provide a depth of information and integrity of structure that is totally unparalleled. The information in this module provides a foundation for understanding the cosmic drama unfolding around us. It is essential to understanding the grid connections, energy flows and the personal and planetary activations arising at this time. This information is a very precious gift to our personal growth and to our race and planet in these important times. It informs and honors our connection to Source.

this is the manual/handbook that goes along with this series
Download here->Handbook.rar