My friends and I painted this image of Quetzalcoatl, to further understand this being. This form is a myth from Central America.
Most cultures have this same image of the flying snake or dragon.
All over Europe we have the legend of St Michael and the dragon slayer. This signifies the war between Sky and Earth energy. The battlefront is our body.
There are new times dawning in the Earth and in our bodies. We do not need to slay the dragon. This is the old way. We have the opportunity of harmonising these energies.
The serpent is a creature of Earth, he senses her messages first. His whole belly is in touch with her. Snakes are the guardians of knowledge.
As our animal nature, our Earthly nature becomes understood by us, then the flow of energy released comes into the upper body.
Deeper more powerful breathing is needed in response to this new boost from the Earth, in her response to the Galaxy.
As we breathe deeper we open up the chest and the heart. It is here that birds, beings that access the Sky, have their wings moored.
As we open our heart, and let it guide us, the exhausting toll of hedonism ceases. The brain begins to be enhanced by the Dreaming mind.
Now heart, mind and will together drive you and the inconceivable comes about; the recognition of your nature and the spreading of your wings in acquiescence, to union.
This glory has happened to men and women throughout our history, they are remembered in our epics and scriptures.
Now. Now is your turn. Now is your turn to acknowledge yourself as the warrior you are.
How many battles have you fought both lost and won? See, you are a warrior.
Sound your battle cry and rejoice, the war is nearly over.
To occupy that space that is simply you is effortless. As a child you revelled in that space. You don't need learning. You don't need healing or to be spiritual. You don't need accomplishments, to simply be.
Once upon a time you had access to this place. Effortlessly you felt very good. Yet in the world of doings, the realisation of the preciousness of this place has often been lost.
Funnily, all doings come from a desire to return to that place.
Return with me now. Feel your feet on this beautiful Earth. Feel your breath arising and moving through the body. Feel how connected you are to Sky.
Be still, witness yourself as the hollow flute suspended between Earth and Sky. Witness Spirit Wind blowing through you. Here is pure creation. Hear and align with this music that comes forth through you.
Here is silence, intent and power. All things originate here. Align with that silence that holds you in tenderness.
Align with that creativity that resides here. From here expression is effortless.
Witness yourself as a child of that force that intends you here. Understand your journey. You are delightful, talented, powerful, a genius of creation.
Give your attention to what is in the moment. Extract the real, that hides for your delight, amongst the changeable. All cravings leave you here. Now without need, you can freely create as body yearns to express.
One of the biggest challenges in my massage work was keeping my hands in shape and not doing too much massage work, and if I did, it made my hands tired and in pain. Every time I would do more than 2 hours massage a day I would wake up with a numb feeling in my fingers and hands. After about 4 years I've had enough and having done my Being Energy and yoga training, I started teaching movement as well so I don't tire my hands too much. The daily energy practices helped of course but I knew that I had to do something about it and soon!
Then I came across the amazing, powerful and pure essential oils from Young Living in 2014. Using authentic oils was a game changer and immediately I could feel the changes but my hands still felt the effects of overuse every time I did a few more hours massage.
It feels so good I feel like I have to share my story so it can inspire other body workers. Even if you do not start offering the Raindrop therapy yourself, you can always get the Raindrop Oil Collection and use it on yourself. It comes with a DVD showing you how to use it. The benefits are endless, keeping your hands in shape just being one of them.
To receive a Raindrop therapy in London this summer, I welcome you in my studio in Willesden Green, NW10.
Love and raindrops,
Breathe, relax, come into the moment. You are alive, here is where the energy of Great Spirit flows. Feel and appreciate, in wonder at existence. Here all is given. Here we may embrace all healing and expansion. Here the unknown is transformed into the known, by direct experience. Here are the direct gifts of what intended us here. These gifts are already given, they just need gathering and accepting.
All resistance causes pain and then this becomes our teacher. Of course there is always resistance where there is fear. Stretch, accept that growth is always intended for you. You may learn in joy or pain. That is your choice. Choose carefully. We are here for a little time and the physical holds so much for us. It is great that some of us have acknowledged our pain.
I suggest you write down exactly where you perceive you are in your life. Then laugh and laugh and laugh with Great Spirit for this opportunity that has been granted according to your desire. Now thank Spirit for your healing. Feel and appreciate your healing in this moment. Express your joy thanks, appreciation and gratitude.
Now, write down where you aspire to be. Write down your dream of where you want to be in your life. Don't stint and know that it was already granted before you were born. Now give thanks that it is granted. Laugh, dance ecstatically, give thanks that it was given. Dance out your doubt. Great Spirit understands. This process has been given you to strengthen you and so gather more treasures, beyond your present imagination.
The third part is to write down strategies, actions and gestures you can make to fulfill your dream, to facilitate this change. To be healed, to be connected directly in your experience with Great Spirit.
Spirit does not make exorbitant demands on us. Keep it simple. Burn your writing of where you are. It has given you enough information. It is no more.
Choose one gesture, one action and commit to it. Let this be a vehicle for your alignment with what you aspire to.
Your written dreams and aspirations and your strategies, put in a prominent space in your home. Make a magical dream space for them. Nurture this space with flowers, dance, singing, heart felt prayers, beautiful fragrances, laughter and silence. Bring colour, your passion, your heartfelt desires. Bring feathers and beads and crystals that appeal. Bring your creativity, illustrate your aspirations and strategies. Continue to nurture this in any way you think and feel fit.
This is all, dance your way to delight in your life. Follow that magic flute that plays inside of us all.
Your pain is your treasure house, where unimaginable treasures exist, covered by your suffering. Explore there. They say in the north of England where there is muck, there is brass.
For those that would like to avail yourself of any of our therapies, workshops or retreats, feel free to contact Ena or Gammadian at firstname.lastname@example.org. My pragmatic healing sessions can also be done through Skype. Great Spirit has given me an inexhaustible cup and constantly fills it. It is my joy to share.
Sages have always talked about an all pervading oneness throughout creation. Indeed many people intuit this innate essence. Physicists have been seeking this elusiveness. Recently they theorized and found a particle that was named the God particle or Higgs bosun. However fine their explorations it seems something playful still eludes them in their observations of waves and particles.
Energy practitioners have always, as scientists of perception, used themselves as their own experimental models. They also intuit an intelligent organisational binding force that permeates everything. Something very subtle beyond any syntax that man has attempted to apply to it. Yet practitioners have observed that this force will make itself available for beings to align with and use. Here opens the door to sorcery.
Walking the path to know ourselves there is always paradox. Shamans, Yogis, Tantrics, Fakirs and their like have convinced modern day energy practitioners, that to know and have facility with this force, they must enter through the body. To know this oneness it serves them well to enter into a knowledge of duality.
This can of worms that is the mind is already available to us. Yet fundamentally we are first and foremost Energy Beings. The fact that we see ourselves as objects in a world of objects is a facet of perception simply to facilitate our time here.
As Energy Beings we have two very different energies. Our experience on Earth is that everything has duality. Male and female are the ones that we soon recognise on our Earth journey. Ma and pa probably our first words.
Understanding ourselves is a process of stripping back all of the information that has been projected on us and reassessing from a detached point of view.
This perceived duality of male and female is reflected in everything. As mirror of the universe we have an active and receptive principle. Sun our dynamic active star and the Moon and Earth receptive to this activity. In most stories the Sun is male and the sisters Moon and Earth female.
Heaven and Earth, Yin and Yang, Abstract and Linear, Light and Dark, Chaos and Order, all follow this principle we have described.
One description of Yoga is, "the balancing of the twin forces of male and female in the body." The Toltec men of Knowledge from Central America also observed and investigated these fundamental energies.
They said that all duality was a reflection of the true duality, the Nagual and the Tonal. The word Nagual has many connotations yet here it is used as the Abstract or Chaos, it is seen as female.
Tonal is another word that has many connotations, here however we can use Linear or Order. These energies are seen as two complete bodies that have the possibility of co-joining and working together. The Right body being the male, the ordered body and the Left body being female, the abstract body.
The left body is seen as fiery and turbulent. The right body being seen as watery with a rocking, circular, spiralling energy. Through a profound bias the right body has preponderance, especially in modern day life. This situation renders man passive and has interrupted his evolutionary journey of awareness.
The Toltecs saw the universe as predominantly female and male energy as at a premium. Space was seen as female whilst the stars and their systems as male. Female energy held all possibilities from which the male the particular emerges.
Our modern day scientists have come to similar conclusions. Energy as a wave is unpredictable and particularises itself according to circumstance. Just as Einstein's science pointed out that matter and energy were interchangeable, the same holds true for wave and particle.
The Toltec men and women of Knowledge were deeply pragmatic, their taxonomy was not idle speculation, philosophy for its own sake. Rather it was a way of categorising their experience in this world and many others, revealed to them by the use of psychoactive helper plants and capitalising on it for power and understanding.
Actually these old sorcerers being capricious self-aggrandising men and women used their new found power and understanding for control of other beings. Thinking they were invulnerable they and their rule were all but destroyed by those they sort to manipulate.Those sorcerers that escaped and remained on Earth withdrew and considered all of the Knowledge they had inherited and where as master practitioners they had gone wrong.
These inheritors saw that manipulation for self aggrandisement had been the fundamental folly of the Old Sorcerers. They called themselves the New Seers and saw themselves as not fundamentally sorcerers but seers who intended becoming men of Knowledge. Men acquiescing and aligning with the underlying nature of the universe through impeccability.
However let us return to our subject of the Nagual and Tonal. Two words we haven't introduced go hand in hand with these they are Dreaming and Stalking.
There are many descriptions for both of these terms. A simple one is Dreaming is the movement of perception. Stalking is the fixing of attention.
Dreaming is associated with the Left body, the Nagual and Stalking associated with the Right body. The Right body is related to our activities in this reality we all know, termed as the first attention. It is related to how we describe and order our experience of human life through thought. The Left body is the world outside of our linear descriptions, termed the second attention, it can be experienced but descriptions fall far short of elucidating those experiences. It can be approached by feeling, meditation, hypnosis or visions etc and is most easily approached through our fluid night-time awareness in dreams.
Stalking is fundamentally self-observation of how our perception is fixed in this world. Knowing this we can unfix our perception from its redundant position and fix it in places that sustain wonder and growth, the world of dreaming. These twin arts Stalking and Dreaming are designed to be used together.
This system once understood and put into practice is one of the finest tools for examining and enhancing awareness. Stalking is brought to its peak in Recapitulation a conscious endeavour, using memory and breath, to remember all our significant interactions and perceive how our energy was attuned and fixed by learning.
Finding this information we see how practically we have become a puppet of handed-down ideas or more commonly a reaction to them. These ideas when carefully considered are often unfounded and outmoded as are our reactions. They no longer suit or serve us. They are often born of fear, greed, or of a victim mentality, impatience and the like.
Recapitulation and Stalking disengage us from our habitual way of thinking and acting that works to the detriment of innovation and creativity. For new growth to appear pruning is of optimum significance, it prompts growth. If we try and build new structures, without examining the old and removing the worn or inappropriate then our endeavours will fail.
Once the Right side awareness is ordered and understood with detachment, then the manoeuvre to open ourselves to Left side awareness can be attempted with success and without strain or injury.
Having ordered our awareness in our daily life we develop the stability to extend our awareness into the world of visions, dreaming and sorcery, to explore the unknown parts of ourselves and return with qualities, experience and energy that renew us.
When making a metal pot we use various techniques. Fundamental to that is a hammer and anvil. The anvil of our practice is in silence, meditation, visioning and dreaming. The hammer is in ordering our thoughts and actions to express what we find in silence practice. Yet without heat it is impossible to form the vase. Heat is brought through movement and breath.
At the core of most awareness systems you will find an accent on firstly bringing the body to optimum fitness. Secondly in utilising the breath to increase energy and use it to focus on that aspect of ourself beyond thought, in silence. These practices bring heat to the body.
If the human race is to survive and live harmoniously both with each other and the different species he shares his environs with then a somersault in his awareness has to happen. Man will evolve by his own endeavour, by examining his actions and taking responsibility for them individually. Then it is very possible he will find allies and helpers on his journey.
Unconsciousness is the only impediment to evolution. Be conscious in little things, in the minutiae of your life then that consciousness will grow. What you practice you will get good at. It is all up to you.
With a little care and tuning a discarded or unused instrument can sing with the most wonderful of harmonies and tunes. The body is an instrument, with care and attention, it can excel at its purpose, to bring forth sweet music and join the orchestra of life.
The dualistic and opposing forces are then seen to be also complimentary. Without bias there is oneness and in this perception of oneness and integrity is a joy, a fulfilment.
You are an Energy Being beyond description. Accept your fortune and shine.
We are human beings. This is something we hear, yet maybe take for granted. It is something simple, not being spiritual, being successful, famous or being a sorcerer, simply being as we are.