FROM HAIKU, MAUI
Non-verbal responses to heartfelt prayers and manifestations are the norm, not exception
"Talking Story with Spirits
Rainbows, shooting stars, misty rain, dreams... but mostly you feel their responses telepathically in your heart and whole body
HAIKU, Maui, July 28, 2011 - It is a skill man has forgotten. Yet it is essential for our future evolution as well as that of our planet. So we had better all start learning again how to do it. If we don't, well... let's not go there now.
What kind of a skill is it? Non-verbal communication. Telepathy. Sign language. Talking story with your heart.
Autistic children do it. Effortlessly. Multidimensional beings do it. But to most people, this is scary stuff. It is not an art anyone teaches anymore at home or in school. The keyword here being - "anymore." We, humans, used to possess such skills.
Back in (the lost continent of) Lemuria (Mu in Hawaiian), for example, humans communicated telepathically. We were androgynous. But life was boring. You had to work pretty hard to get into a fight with yourself. And there was no sex to speak of. So a decision was made to create two sexes - masculine and feminine. But that led to other problems. Let's not go there for now, either.
Let's start with an assertion that there was a time the spirits lived with the humans. Then after a while, they retreated to heavenly realms. Why? Because the humans wanted to mate with the spirits. And that would be going backward in soul development.
How do I know that? Because spirit guides told us that. Yes, TOLD us that in human language (during one of my three shamanic ordination pilgrimages in Peru - seewhole bunch of mountain spirits materialized in physical form so what they could teach a groups of western shamans, of which I was privileged to be one, in human voices the facts about the human, planetary and cosmic history. It was the kind of stuff no one had ever taught us even at the highest academic levels. Some of the things I learned in a few hours of such "town hall" meetings with our spirit guides was more valuable than all the teachings by human experts put together. Because the former imparted wisdom on us; the latter merely knowledge.
But the most important thing was not anything you can really learn. It is the feeling unconditional love. And communicating with your heart, not your brain.
Sometimes people ask me, "as a shaman, how do you talk to your spirit guides?" My answer is, "you don't; you let your heart do the talking."
Of course, that's easier said than done. It takes years of shamanic practice. And even then, how do you know they heard you?
Here are some recent examples...
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This afternoon (July 21, 2011), while driving around the island, I had told Elizabeth how it was wonderful that we have been getting all this rain I had asked for when we returned from the Big Island. "But we have not seen many rainbows," I lamented.
Lo and behold, after we got home, check out this clear sky rainbow which preceded and followed my evening prayers:
Preceded and followed? Yes. In between, while I was communicating with the spirits, a misting cloud appeared which enveloped me like a heavenly blanket. Then the mist cleared and another rainbow appeared, just before the sun set. Pure magic. And bliss.
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SHOOTING STAR: EGO BURNING-OFF FEEDBACK
HAIKU, Maui, July 27 - This morning around 1:20AM, I was
walking on the lanai after the spa, before coming in to go to bed. I was
asking J and MM and my other spirit guides out loud for a second time
today to help me remove the last remaining shreds of my Ego.
I thanked J and my other spirit guides for such a beautiful, instant and vivid response.
Fast-forwarding to this evening (July 27), right after I did my prayers and incantations to thank the spirits for being so responsive, and relayed to them some other prayer requests individual healings as well as to do peace and reconciliation in Serbia and Eastern Europe, a cloud came out of nowhere, bringing a little light misting and a beautiful rainbow. Up until then, it had been a clear, cloud-free day. Ditto re. yesterday. So I knew what it was about and blew my love and appreciation to the rainbow, thanking the Creator and my spirit guides for listening and heeding my call.
Their rainbow how lasted about 5 mins. I even took a picture of it (right). Then the cloud dissipated, leaving behind clear skies again. It has been a clear night since then (I am writing this around midnight). A clear sky rainbow was just one more example of beautiful non-verbal communications by the divine. Rather than being an exception, messages like that are a rule at the Rainbow Shower after most meaningful, heartfelt prayers and ceremonies.
PS: July 28 - It happened again today after I did a ceremony at the Huaca-Ahu around 1PM. And it happened also on Saturday evening after I did another ceremony there, that time in presence of a Hawaiian Kumu (female Kahuna) and her male friend. I never even noticed the rainbow as I was in a trans. But she did. And told me about it afterward.
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This is a story about what just happened... today, this afternoon. First, a little preamble...
The people who attended the opening and closing ceremonies at a spiritual conference in Kona, Big Island, earlier this month, witnessed the fact that I communicate with my spirit guides by non-verbal means. "Words are there just as backdrop, or catalysts, to help initiate emotions," I explained.
The spirits tend to respond to heartfelt players almost instantly. Elizabeth has seen it many times. Carmel and Francois, our recent overseas guests, can attest to it themselves on their first evening here, when I took them down to my Huaca-Ahu (Shaman's altar) in the gulch. Elizabeth's Kumu Hula (spiritual hula teacher) and her male friend also witnessed it on Saturday night when I opened the sacred space at the altar. I was unaware of an instant rainbow response, being in a trans. The Kumu told us this afterward, when we got to the house.
So with that as a preamble, picture this shaman down in the gulch today around 1PM (4PM Pacific time), standing on the rock ("kulla") which represents Pachamama (Mother Earth), and facing the Apucheto (stone fireplace) and Inti Taiti (Father Sun symbol) above it. Earlier, while approaching the sacred space, I felt the holy energy of the land. I felt my own energy merging with it, much as it happened in the aftermath of that amazing regression session (see Shepherd of the Earth, July 18, User ID/Password required).
As I stood on the Pachamama kulla, the sun is beating down on me. I was barefooted on purpose. And the stone is very hot. Burning hot, in fact. But I wanted it that way. I needed to feel Pele's (fire) and Sun's energy combining and coursing through my body during the ceremony. My body feels like a rod connecting the heaven and the earth. Soon, I forget about the burning sensation in your feet.
After a while, I am really into the ceremony. Tears are streaming down my face. It is one of those rare occasions when I call on Paul the Venetian to activate the gift he gave me in Feb 2009 - a luminous staff that connects me directly to the Creator (see Altzar's Rebirth & Mantras, Feb 2009). Almost instantly, I feel a power surge. It is a familiar sensation. I have felt it twice before. The last time, on July 11, it was even more intense. I start to ask the Creator and the spirits for all sorts of things on behalf of other people, including for peace and reconciliation in the Balkans, and for empowerment of Polona (a new friend from Slovenia) to be such a luminous rod anchored in Serbia, where she just got a new job.
Then I draw the spirits' attention to two friends in California who had just asked me to pray for a successful outcome of a business venture. That's when I start to sense feedback, a message from the spirits for them. They must do something, too, I am being "told." They must prepare a Despacho (I'll explain what that is in a moment).
"A Despacho?" That's usually something shamans do.
"Yes," comes a confirmation. And the Despacho must include gifts and prayers to the God of War (Kū or Kū-ka-ili-moku) and to God of Peace (Lono) (for reasons that I will withhold to protect the privacy of these friends). The Despacho should also contain red Ti plants which symbolize war (left), and green Ti plants (like those we used for our leis) which stand for peace (right).
That was the end of the spirits' message.
So what's a "Despacho?" Literally translated, it means a message. It is actually a shamanic offering that is prepared carefully and lovingly, with each ingredient infused with the breath of the preparer(s) as it is placed in a gift-wrapped paper. Once the Despacho preparation ceremony is done, the the gift-wrapping is closed and tied with a string. A flower is tucked under the string. The Despacho is then either burned in a fire ceremony, or buried in the ground (also see Spirituality and
Back to the gulch this afternoon, after downloading the Despacho message, I continued with my "usual" prayers and healing requests by various people from around the world.
What happened next was very interesting. When I finished with my ceremony, I walked toward the jungle part of our property to look for some more lilikoi (passion fruit). As I was walking through a green tunnel that the crowns of trees had formed in that area, I felt some misting. It immediately dawned on me. It was something that has happened many times before. It was the Creator's and the spirits' blessing acknowledging my prayers. So I thanked them profusely, putting my hand on Pachamama's womb (as in the right picture), and then walked back to the Huaca-Ahu to take some pictures. You can see the misty drops on the Inti Taiti (Father Sun) sphere atop the Huaca-Ahu (left).
While I was walking back up to the house, the misting continued. So I also took a couple of pictures of the misty blessings there...
Note the partially clear sky and sunshine at the same time as the misty rain. It reminded me of the many times in the Andes when the mountain spirits would bless us with holy water which they would create out of thin air. It felt exactly like this, except that it had a heavenly scent, like the Florida water. And then, as if to help me put a period at the end of this story, as the sun was setting this evening and I was typing the piece, the spirits and Inti Taiti produced another little rainbow. As I took a picture of it (right), I could not help but feel as if they were winking at me. :-)
Another powerful communication with the spirits, which is sometimes actually quote verbal, is dreamtime guidance. Check out this one, for example, from a two days ago...
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Ascending as Tree of Life
An interesting dream portends daytime guidance by Hopi spirits
HAIKU, Maui, July 26, 2011 - A friend wrote to me this morning wondering how I was coping with all these revelations that keep cropping up about my last lifetimes almost every day. Here's my reply:
Then I drew my Mystic Medicine Card guidance for today...
And that's how you "talk story" with your spirit guides. You let your heart and the breath do the talking.
What about the brain and the fingers? Well, they have a job, too. They are recording devices.
THE END (for now).