Symphony of Creation

Symphony of Creation

By Alisa Battaglia, 2007-2018

 

As we stand upon the brink of the New Age caught in chasms created in the past and that of future actions, we turn once more to the ancient source of power intimately gained from the natural world. Perhaps exploring the relationship with the Earth will help us regain the sacred knowledge of our tribal roots. Essentially, to live in resonance with the heart beat of Planet Earth.

Resonating with the frequency of Mother Earth can initiate us in the experiences of physical and emotional healing, and higher states of consciousness and spiritual awakening. It is also a way for us to share our energy and Love with the Great Earth Mother. The Great Mother Earth upon which we live is an incredibly complex entity. She reacts to the sun, moon, and the planets around her. She also generates an incredible powerful energy field that surrounds and permeates everything upon the planet. This energy field acts as a base note upon which all life forms on Earth depend. Her children – Mineral, Plant, Animal and Human are the four kingdoms in nature that interpenetrate and are dependent upon one another within her great web.

The organs of the planet that work to sustain the energetic field of Mother Earth come from the mineral kingdom. Minerals carry the most important ingredient for life on Planet Earth-energy!!! They also make up soil and fill water with rich nutrients. It is the mineral kingdom and its synthesis through the various kingdoms that sustains life.

Light was the first Spark of Consciousness
Light was the first spark of consciousness congealed within the infinite mind of Divine Creator. Everything, including matter has as its foundation the initial spark of consciousness imbued with Love, Intelligence, and Wisdom. Since light is the foundation of all reality, Light is the most powerful force we can call upon in healing or spiritual growth. Current scientific equipment cannot measure beyond what is called the full spectrum of electromagnetic radiation or light frequencies. Such frequencies of energy are however, perceptible through Extrasensory Perception or ESP. In humans, this field of light energy reflects our health, experiences, and emotions whose vibrations and colors relate to the energy centers in the body. By attuning to the aura or energy field of the planet, we can tap into the vast amounts of energy available to us from the greater consciousness that feeds all physicality, as the Earth is a combined weave of consciousness of all physicality.

The discord of humanities separation from nature has created further discord in Earth’s electromagnetic field. We can see the breakdown of Earth’s unified field or disunity of vibration in manic weather patterns, disorientation of migratory bird patterns and mammalian sea life, in the disappearance of bees, the extinction of land animal species and aquatic life, all which are the havocs created from humanities separation from the environment.

The Elementals
The physical frequencies of the Earth manifest as the natural elemental forces of Earth, Water, Fire, and Wind. Each of the elemental forces represents a set of energetic frequencies that is necessary to maintain wellbeing of every creature on the planet, without which Mother Earth could not sustain herself. As children of the Earth, we also carry aspects of these vital elemental energies within us. Minerals create the forces of gravity and the Earth’s magnetic field. Fire is the life force of Earth, her molten core. Lightening creates physical fire on the planet’s surface often leaving destruction in its wake of purification. Water or liquid air is the blood of the Earth and is one of the most crucial materials to sustain life. Wind energy is the most yielding and elusive element, as it is of the mind-the energy of Spirit. When all these elemental forces combine, we experience the force of a storm. Storms cleanse and recharge the energy centers of the body and planetary chakras.

Crystals of Light upon Earth
We have come to return the balance between humanity and nature, to once again take our place as children of the Great Mother Earth and Divine Creator. As crystals of Light upon Earth, we can resonate with the gifts of manifest Light that we have been given in the forms of the mineral kingdom and the elemental forces. As Emissaries of Light in the physical world we are here to effectively learn how to wield the power of the elemental forces of nature that can not only provide an incredible source of power and energy to homes, transportation systems, businesses and factories, but power within us.

I offer these thoughts in hope that we each discover our own unique sounding in the symphony of creation.

In Service I AM,
Rev. Alisa Battaglia

First Published May 2007 in Kaleidoscope News

 

 “Reasonable men adapt themselves to circumstances, whilst unreasonable men
persist in attempting to adapt circumstances to themselves. That is why all
progress depends upon the unreasonable man.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
“Reasonable men adapt themselves to circumstances, whilst unreasonable men persist in attempting to adapt circumstances to themselves. That is why all
progress depends upon the unreasonable man.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

 

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Soul Bonding

There is a worldwide heightening of spiritual awareness. As conduits of Source energy, we must seek to nurture the growing awareness of the Soul’s presence in the life of the self and to assist others towards this evolutionary impulse to higher self-mastery in connection with the whole of life. As each member of the human family is birthed into awareness and at-one-ment with their own Soul, at a greater level a unified link to the Soul of humanity occurs. Since consciousness must connect with the larger organism, of supernatural intelligence, this unified link or bonding with our “Great Sustainer” opens consciousness to symbiosis, to higher platforms of living awareness. Symbiosis is an ongoing integral process in our evolutionary pathway in the life and soul of the planet.

As we inhabit the regenerative soul of Nature and recall our link to Spirit, we consciously attune to the natural order of the universe and the more we heal the inner chasms that shroud our authentic self. Humanities loss of connection with Nature has stunted the development of consciousness.  Mending the gaps in phylogenetic memory enables us to evidence the virus that offers no life, no essential purpose other than to bring chaos through a loss of energy and vitality where the sense of self disintegrates.

Consciousness is a gift endowed by Nature and we are to align in that direction. However, when human consciousness is cocooned from the biosphere and intelligent living is disconnected from art, social interaction, cultural development, or spirituality and life is diverted into synthetic realities, the feeling function is cut off and our psyche is rerouted producing inflated ideas of our own importance. Pulled from authentic reality we suffer from arrested development, aberration and succumb to human evil and we are unable to fulfill our co-creative potential with Nature.

These intra-psychic implants of a delusional world reality that foster human evil with its machinations to control all life and ensure continued suffering and early demise, is the virus. When we go against Nature, we forget that we are also part of Nature. However, the human Soul is the consciousness or regenerative link to the essential substance of the Creative Life Source – the Spirit in Nature. Linked to Nature, She is our path to whole-self wellbeing – of truth, beauty, and harmony.

Nature is the Great Sustainer and since the human soul is bonded into the soul of the Earth through an umbilicus, we have the capacity to live sustainably and walk in beauty with supernatural intelligence. We do not need the limitations of a synthetic artificial intelligence. Human nature is the human part of Nature. Nature intelligence is the terrestrial path to our Healing, to our quantum leap of living in symbiosis with the rest of the biosphere, of living in harmony with other life forms. It is time to forge a new relationship with the biosphere, our support system. We need to connect with it, nourish it, Love, cherish and celebrate it!

“If you are all head, no heart; live an empty vapid existence; engage in superficial meanderings of the status quo; find yourself in repetition compulsion; and engage in virtual realities as solace for unrequited love or exchange for human, plant, and animal relation, your psyche is trapped in an abyss with no life support. Reconnect to your authentic origins in Nature.”

Alisa Battaglia©2012-2018

You Are How you Vibrate Part 2~ Creating Coherence

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“Spirituality is a lens through which we view life  and a gauge by which we evaluate it.” ~Elder Dallin H. Oaks

How we manage our energies through our feeling states, breath, language and the stories of our bodies determines our level of sensitivity or capacity for assimilation of the global life energies around us. Natural senses are part of life’s nonverbal communication system that endows us with inner balance, clarity, and enthusiasm. It is how Nature connects and communicates (communes) with other life residents.

Whole-self wellbeing, alignment of the Body-Heart-Mind-Spirit organism, is essentially the result of harmonious vibration in the energetic flow between Nature Intelligence and the Kosmic circuit. The reciprocity of this nurturing and balancing energy exchange awakens our senses onto our screen of consciousness that Natural intelligence loved us to Be. We are often surprised that there is a mutual benefit of cooperative experience when our consciousness is in tact with Nature intelligence. We further discover that the unity that results from the interconnection of these natural attraction forces validates that “Love is the only reality of the world because it is All.” The vibrational evolution of the Kosmos, the co-evolutionary pathway between Earth and the human psyche as part Nature is ever expanding with the Whole in the Now moment of incarnation. If we are to expand our vibration that is the vast interconnectedness of sentient global life, we must embrace a psychology that identifies Spirit and Nature as a singular relationship.

Inner congruency within self (what we think, feel, say and do) and self in relation to global life produces alignment that magnetizes the physical and non-physical realities to interface. This attraction calls to us Kosmic coincidence to awaken our creative Soul potential on Earth.

For instance, our seed thoughts, feelings, and words (sound) are a vibrational mix of information of the Now moment that creates a resonance to match it by stimulating the etheric forces to activate a response – our intent into a living, creative, earthbound existence. Matrices of like vibration become attractive forces for one another and entrain to create either coherence or dissonance within our Being.

Yet, if we zone out instead, tranquilize in delusion, suffering, negative emotion, selfish ideas, and desires take root because the physical self and the non-physical self are not merged within the same space-time continuum. There is no bridge, no congruency. The inability to merge with the nature within and the nature without produces bifurcation, a split in consciousness in the recognition of the unified Self and with all Life. Lack of interface between the ego personality and the higher self as Soul always maintains separateness fostering the illusion that we are alone, unloved and even unworthy to be alive. We are in fact never alone, we are Loved and absolutely worthy to exist.

While the wisdom of Nature is love, social constructs are organized to divest this wisdom of Nature innate in the human psyche by distracting us from the present, the spontaneity of the Now moment – the “living bridge” between the past and the future. This social control pattern is easily recognizable throughout the ages, especially with advancement into the technological age, where we are lured in to identify with and rely on external objects to think for us. These technological appendages dull the super computer brain and sensory apparatus into vibrational light code lock down. Any time we attach our thoughts to identify with Nature separated thinking we stand apart from our inherent Self and isolate ourselves from the whole of life. Instead, we hide within the walls of social media, fake news, excessive indoor living, and adopt addictive strategies as we step into error to experience the adverse effects of those directive scripts. Raising our vibrations requires that we bypass those constructs that derail us.

Paying attention to cultures stressful complexities of how to manage life through disconnected stories about life rather than participating in life, is like watching reality TV all day and saying you lived. The cultural learning process that deconstructs the natural born human as part of nature from Nature is not a teaching of the human Soul, rather it is a destructive directive script that teaches us through rational thinking to build walls and hide from our consciousness, our natural integrity within Nature and the blessings born from our connection. For over 50,000 years, nature connected people lived harmoniously with each other and the land because they gained consent from Nature to survive. In a world of social decay and environmental collapse, it is time to reclaim our humanity and reconnect with our origins in Nature so that we may survive as a species onward and organize to nurture Natures supportive ways.

The authentic reality is that our eternal non-physical self is always in high vibration and since the Soul is the human standard of our inner striving, we must align and keep steady to that signal of the expanded version of ourselves. Thinking high in spiritual aspiration and ideals—where the Law of Life magnetizes to us what we are thinking and then brings to pass more of the same is how we deliberately create our reality. The choice is solely ours. Through our sensory body, we manufacture positive streams of vibration or negative streams of vibration to attract those imaginings into Earth reality.

To strive toward the higher standard of the Soul, we must first have a self-loving willingness to align with the higher vibrational aspect of ourselves because in order to change lower energy that densifies our negative experiences, we must potentate a higher energy to transform it. This means that intent with the motivation or enthusiasm for life must underlie our caring how we feel in our bodies. We must intend to love Self enough to warrant feeling good all the time, without excuse or negotiation. Without the self-preservation of the pleasure bond that engages with the global life streaming that is love, distress would subvert the way via the pleasure principle of substitutes. This survival mechanism innate to the stirrings of our Soul and Nature knows that we have to love to feel good. Feeling good produces a pleasurable exuberance for life, which becomes our natural state of Being. The feeling state of exuberance helps us to cultivate body wisdom as an ally to higher manifestations and multisensory capacity amplified through Nature-Spirit connection.

Our feeling states both positive and negative offer great teachings as a way to correct our errors. The negative feeling vibration of resistance is a vital warning signal that something is out of integrity – out of flow in our stream of wellbeing. Divisiveness is always an indicator for reorientation toward unity. Bad feelings offer us an opportunity to align Self with the empathic center of Unity – Soul wisdom. With the feeling center positively focused, we move closer to our inner stream of wellbeing – congruency with the pure positive energy of the Soul’s range of vibration.

Until we can find feeling balance in the giving and receiving of the Kosmic circuit, we need lots of practice. Otherwise, our high vibrational inner being will not join, but will lower or drop down into the denser or negative vibration of the ego personality dramas. The more we practice aligning and keeping steady to the signal of wellbeing we discover a whole range of responses and get a “sense” of things. Our senses begin to navigate the complexities of how these innate feeling signals work in our body with great proficiency. We discover that “Assimilation through resonance” occurs when we experience the “feeling” of letting go. Letting go or surrendering is most pivotal in releasing a whole range of sensations that produce negative charges in the nervous system. Striving for the feeling of non-attachment to resistance, allows empathic life energy to flow through us endowing us with its intelligence.

Alisa Battaglia©2013-2018

You Are How You Vibrate ~ Assimilation through Resonance Part 1

Master your senses, what you taste and smell, what you see, what you hear. In all things be a master of what you do and say and think. Be free. Are you quiet? Quieten your body. Quieten your mind. By your own efforts Waken yourself, watch yourself, And live joyfully. Follow the truth of the way. Reflect upon it. Make it your own. Live it. It will always sustain you. ~From the Dhammapada

Whole Self wellbeing is about being connected – connected to Source Energy and our immediate and imminent source is the Spirit in Nature. Nature is an energetic expression of Spirit that pervades All life. Sensory attractions are an aspect of how Nature communicates. At birth we are all born part Nature (Spirit) with intact natural sensory attractions that when left upon our own accord guides free form creativity or free will. While these natural senses are present at birth, they must be exercised or developed, and even protected to maintain connection with the non-verbal communication system of the planet.

The non-verbal communication system of the planet is a web like matrix. Webstrings or filaments of light are the conduits that carry the intelligent life energy from one life form to another creating a shared matrix of bio-spiritual information. Information is garnered through our sense attractions. “As does everything else in nature, each natural sense and sensitivity plays a role in surviving. Each signals something special about our relationship with the natural world that exists in ourselves, each other and the environment. That signal is part of life itself. The communication system of our planet consists of an immediate, growing, ever-branching network of differing connective attractions of, by, and from the creation force in nature. Each natural sense is an intelligence in and of itself. It is wise to use this intelligence to build good relationships.” (Michael J. Cohen, Reconnecting with Nature, 3rd Ed)

Imagine these lines of communication (webstrings) as an umbilicus from Earth sentience to each life in Nature. And that like any loving Mother when a child separates from nature’s essentials (sustenance) she assures that her offspring is self sufficient with survival skills or is genetically encoded with natural attraction sensitivities to maintain their connection to those essentials. Fulfillment of these essentials interconnects the natural world as a community and thereby provides sustenance for All.

Evidently, Earth is not dead where just dwellers on her surface are alive. The planet is a sentient superorganism that self regulates in concord with the life forms that inhabit her body through collective blending, melding and the interconnecting of diverse mineral, plant and animal specie, and human cultures, to ecologically balance and sustain the life that inhabits her. The directive consciousness of Mother Earth that connects and communicates (communes) with her life residents knows each and every one of us. This may help us to trust and understand that this reciprocal relationship that requires us to be empathically rooted in nature and intimately allied to other species, arises to express and optimize the integral properties of the whole.  The Nature of Earth is Love and humanity as Nature is equally an expression of that Love.

Participating in Nature intelligence and simple observation of Natures processes elucidates the ecological fact that not only do we receive our instinctual survival drives from the creation force in nature, but also the moral sense of kindness and cooperation. When our lives are nature-connected and psychologically attuned to the loving wisdom of Earthwe return to Love and the abode of reason – of sense-ability.

In addition, by joining consciousness with Nature’s archival wisdom we have access to blueprints from eons of biological experiences and relationships held within the global life community. Most interesting, is that these natural sensory attractions that inform life systems also form and sustain our genetic makeup. This gives us information about our hereditary blueprint, of the nature centered thinking of people who lived this way for over 50,000 years. It also lends vital clue on how to rewire our DNA, to rejuvenate cellular memory to expand our consciousness and experience full somatic enlightenment through this shared matrix and finally, to fulfill our co-evolutionary Soul potential with the Soul of the Earth (Sophia).

Alisa Battaglia-Schiff©2010

Empowerment Through Awareness

Anyone who speaks the truth must point out the insanity of our times and challenge the authority that conforms people. If we care, we point out to others to wake them up and bring them to a state that is not deceived. ~Tara Singh

Awareness as a responsibility of consciousness is to empower people with knowledge necessary to live healthier, happier, creative and more joyful lives, free of dis-ease through prevention. Prevention strategies align with Nature in the use of organic foods, herbs, and natural therapies like sunshine and exercise, creative expression, heart centered relationships, nature connection, and cultivation of the spiritual core within us that pervades all of life. Empowerment lies in our daily choices. How well we apply the knowledge we receive and employ inner wisdom of discernment either sustains and leads us toward the path of health or towards one that disrupts natural processes producing dis-eased states. My goal is to educate and help individuals reconnect to their interior lives and the world around them with integrity, focus, and compassion. To help empower the bridge building of connectivity between two worlds, and finally to reflect the highest Light within, into the outer world as a creative expression of who they are. Without this general alignment and capacity to integrate, consciousness remains fragmented and thus, we as a race are easy to manipulate and control by both human predators and intrapsychic forces.

Awareness is central to well and an empowered life. With awareness we recognize how the corporate profit machines work by suppressing health freedom, civil liberties and Soul realities in the endless quest for profits through censorship of information and control, which blocks out all natural and common sense solutions outside of drugs, surgery and manufactured realities. The more we know how to prevent our own dis-ease states through common foods, herbs, sunlight, hydration, exercise, avoidance of cancer causing chemicals that line the market shelves and use those protective strategies against intra-psychic forces, the less control the industry (Big-Pharma, Big-Agri, Big Bio-tech, Big Government, Deep State, et al) has over us and the harder it is to exploit our bodies and Nature to create a revenue stream that enriches those corporations. With awareness, we can withdraw our energy and support of highly unethical, exploitive behaviors, which have caused great harm to human life, animals, delicate ecosystems and usurpation of natural resources across the globe.

Empowered, educated individuals are a threat to the profits of the illness industry, which is the backbone of all the other death-urge industries. Industrial Cartels have devolved into a system of perpetuating illness through: enforced ignorance of industry censored information that isolates real solutions by discrediting real science with junk science and all forms of medicine or modalities it does not control; has proposed industry standards that routinely assault and maim both human and Nature in the name of “science”; disease management via drugs over natural therapies; mass exploitation of the human body and natural resources in harmful profiteering on all levels. They have forgotten what it means to nurture and support the Spirit in Life. So, we each must choose with whom and what we wish to align in order to restore and manage the integrity of life from extinction.

Fully Convinced……

If you’re having trouble taking action, it’s probably because you haven’t fully convinced yourself that it must be done. Once you truly convince yourself, you’ll most certainly make it happen. Perhaps you think it’s something that is important. Yet there’s a big difference between thinking it’s important and knowing, without the least bit of doubt, that it must be done. So if you’re hesitant to take action, look within yourself for the reason why. Have the courage, and make the effort, to answer your own objections. You may discover that you’re not sincerely committed to achieving the results your actions would bring. And if that’s the case, you can choose to either find that commitment or to move on to something else. Your thoughts and actions are incredibly powerful. And to focus them in a particular direction, you must be absolutely convinced. Convincing yourself is indeed a challenge, and that’s as it should be. For when you truly convince yourself to do it, you have the power to make it so. ~ By Ralph Marston

Alisa Battaglia 2013

SURTHRIVAL ~Solutions for Surviving the Economic Downfall of America

Part 2 of the New Economy Series

The way to protect our selves in these hard economic times is always to control spending. We each must decide for ourselves how we wish to manage our lives in terms of a bankrupt nation and a depressed economy. Here’s what I’ve consistently recommended to intelligent people over the years garnered through my own experience, research and from financial professionals.

1- Own your own vehicle. Don’t borrow money to drive a car. It depreciates right off the lot and is not worth what you paid for it. It’s better to own an old car than it is to make payments on something that stretches your wallet and stresses you. Opt to buy a used car outright. There are a lot of repossessed vehicles floating around now that are still under warranty. Try Uber or other share-a-ride venues.

2- Own your home. Work to pay off your existing home mortgage and own your home outright rather than qualifying for a loan and moving to a larger home. At minimum, reduce your loan so that you have 50% equity in your home. This should help to insulate you from all but the very worst housing bubble price drops.

3- Stop spending money on frivolous and overpriced things. Starbucks coffee, soda, brand-name laundry detergent, jewelry and processed foods to name a few. Stretch your money by buying healthy low-cost, bulk food ingredients like lentils, brown rice and quinoa; tea, almond milk, Broth, and coffee, etc.

4- Protect your health! Forget about promises for national health care system that’s any good because our entire health / sick-care industry is focused on treating disease rather than promoting health. Know that no health care system can make you healthy, only the proactive measures of sound nutrition, superfoods, sunlight, exercise and avoidance of all toxic chemicals to boost your health will. Take charge of your health right now!

5- Own some productive land. It is a form of permanent wealth. You can actually grow a large portion of your own food by converting lawn to growing vegetables, fruits, nuts or edible herbs and beneficial plants and trees. Regardless of what happens to the world economy, land in good climate capable of producing food and medicine will always hold value. The GARDEN REVOLUTION of growing an Individual & Local Food System is catalyzing backyard & urban farmers and permaculturists into action.

6- Own a Good Bicycle.  There is no form of transportation that is more affordable. Opt for a moped, electric bike, or its alternative if pedaling is an athletic challenge. Electric bikes cost far less than a penny per mile, it is great exercise and will makes your legs and butt look great. 🙂

7- Don’t save ALL your money in one bank or in U.S. currency! Diversify!!! Banks are failing. The currency may depreciate and be declared worthless. Investing in anything that cannot be printed is the only logical way forward for people who wish to steer clear from investing in devaluating assets. Support your local bank and alternative forms of currency.

When Information Creates Ripples of Confusion

When Information creates within us ripples of confusion about who we are, we move into self doubt. Doubt produces fear in the unknowing and fear is the great self-abnegator. It is the very illusion placed before us that cuts us off at the knees in surrendering our identity to something other, which denies the truth of our authentic Self – our Self-conscious Spirit.

While, it is not always so easy to do the inner work to arrive at this fact or to think wholly for ourselves without others opinions or intrusions that guide us away from our inner knowing’s. We must however, begin to monitor our thoughts and apply common sense logic to them, question them and the philosophies that perpetuate imbalanced living before they are as readily embraced as our own.  When we step back to review the picture we must use discernment as to what is real and of that which is psychologically imagined. Sometimes what we think is actually imagined is real and what appears real is a projection of the imagination or of mind shaping technologies. We live in a time where realities merge through technologies invisible in everyday life and where the information from those channels creates ripples of confusion.

We must take note that psychological imaginings are implanted by external injections of fear – terror variegated by external interests in keeping the collective mind “free to roam in a box” of a particular systems template or manufactured psychological paradigm. For some the box is entirely cozy with no thought to venture beyond its confines. Others attempt to think outside the box, but hurts the head to stretch intellect at times where it is easier to just attach our attention to others ideas, to the latest spiritual fad out there or superficial impulse. To clutch to the one that sounds terrific enough to stimulate the lethargic mental body, but really it is not so much the quickening of the mental body we must be concerned with, but the feeling intuitive heart faculty.

The world illusions are many, fear produced realities and the miasms of our social conditioning keep us in fright more than fight or flight. Fear and self-doubt produces a strong hold on the psyche literally immobilizing the mind into “learned helplessness.” Subverting humanity into sheeple, into learned helplessness, has not been entirely difficult. Simply create a system of ideologies, religious and political dogmas, occult distortions to truth and accepted social norms that when deviated from through any form of self thought, produces a backlash that ostracizes the individual or groups in public domain.  Beware! When one discovers and liberates from a fear bracket, there is always another boogie man to take its place in the necessity of keeping the motor of the fear machine running.

In a world of conflicting realities and equivalent states of being, puppeteering agendas and ideologies induced on a global scale, superficial value systems and social norms with their derived life purposes of occult imaginings, we must hold the courage to face the truth of what is both in the world and inside our selves and then to step aside from the fear mongering that produces the vicious cycle of addictive consciousness.

The antidote to a grounded and centered existence in love with life is to understand the machinations of the fear machine and to UNPLUG from its vampirism – its life sucking tentacles! Fear with all its correlates feeds and strengthens the Beast that seeks to control us!

How do we salvage ourselves from the hungry Beast –the tentacles of the Sycophant? At some point in our life’s journey, the hard knocks of trial and error or perhaps we are lead through a series of synchronicities or instant revelation that we come to oblige our feelings and choose to listen to the unease that points us towards better feeling states in the direction of the true north of our Being. Our feelings if we listen will always show us how far we have deviated from our alignment with Source – our true North. Since we dwell in a physical body, all information must engage the feeling intuitive heart, which is the language of co-creation in fifth dimensional manifestation. The intuitive feeling heart consists of a very different quality of essence. This essence is actually who we are in truth.

Our intuitive feeling heart is our guidance system, our infallible barometer for truth. Truth garnered through our intuitive feeling faculty emanates from the heart throughout the entire fabric of our being in effulgent effortless flow like a hollow bone, while untruths, doubts and fears contract within us and get lodged in the body as miasms. These miasms of interrupted or suppressed thought and feeling produces the dis-ease states we feel as the inner pressure of confusion, anxiety and  fear in our lack of natural discernment of our feeling faculty. Such effects always occur when we are out of alignment with our feeling integrity…of our soul’s truth as the living God within us.

We learn what we must do to bring ourselves back into integrity. The product of our lives and what and whom we draw into it also show us. Our feelings tell us how close or far we are from our center alignment with soul/Source connection.  Loving ourselves and self care with appropriate boundaries that serve the highest & best self in us can keep us essentially close to center.  Always move towards better feeling states….when we feel fabulous we are aligned and in sync. When we feel out of sorts we have some feeling work to do to move through obstruction in order to help us get clear and make space to reach center.  The question always remains, how crappy must we feel and do we even care enough that we feel like crap to adjust our lives towards our greater potential? So we must be concerned with enough self love to not allow ourselves to feel like crap and move back toward a better feeling state that leads to alignment with Source – our great sustainer.

My motto is “ground, center & expand” to maintain a modicum of equilibrium on a daily basis. We can do this through a simple meditation that grounds us into the natural Earthen timeline by connecting us to our heart centered self, as soul essence – the nexus of our true expression. It is upon this octave of being that we seek to express while in our earth bodies. From this centering vantage point, we interface our personality with Soul and spiritual lineage to God head. We produce an alignment…a direct connection, an umbilical cord to sustenance…and we FEEL fantastic. It is from this feeling alignment that if we deviate in ordinary life through negative thought, word and action, that we feel out of sorts from our interruption with Source connection.

Grounding into the Natural Earth Timeline

Focus your energy into the Heart and breathe deeply. Know that your consciousness is anchored in your Heart. Experience that reality as a deep sense of Unconditional Love and Connection to All That Is. Feel also the deep Peace that is part of that Consciousness. Then, allow that energy to move downwards through the solar plexus, the sacral and the base chakras and down into the Earth Star Chakra, located within the Earth just beneath your feet. Feel how you are now anchoring your energy into the Earth into her inner matrix as you connect with your Earth Star Chakra. Now, let that energy move further down to connect with the Crystal Heart at the center of the Earth. Here you feel the deep and unconditional Love of the Earth Mother coming up to you, through the Earth Star Chakra and into your Heart. Hold that Love in your Heart, and know that you are deeply Loved and Nurtured by the Earth Mother, and that you are in Alignment with the Divine Will for the Earth, as expressed through the evolution of the Planet into Multi-dimensional Reality.

The glow of Love expands from your heart and enfolds you in a translucent pillar of light. Continue to move the energy up your body, through the Throat, Brow and Crown chakras, and up into the Soul Star Chakra that is located just above the head. Here, you connect with your Soul and your “I AM” presence, as it anchors into your Physical Form. Here you can also connect with your Purpose for being here now, and with your Divine Essence. Feel the Unconditional Love and Beauty of your Soul as you align with your Higher Purpose for this lifetime.

It feels wonderful and filled with brilliant and radiant light. Now, let that energy move upwards through the Dimensions of Light to your Spiritual Lineage aligning with the Great Cosmic Heart of All That Is. Here you feel the Infinite Love of the Source for All that Is. Draw that pulsating and radiant light back down into your Heart and hold it there to ground Spirit into matter. You are now aligned with Divine Will, for yourself and for the Earth. When you are in this alignment, mediating between Heaven and Earth, you will find it a simple matter to be grounded into Earths natural Timeline and to experience the energies of Peace, Calm and Abundance. Life will shift into Simplicity and Clarity as you follow the Divine Guidance or impulse that will come to you on this new Timeline of Grace and Love.

 Alisa Battaglia©2011

 

 

The Sacred Art of Ritual of Smudging

A repost of my published article: Source: The Sacred Art of Ritual of Smudging

The Sacred Art of Ritual Smudging

By Alisa Battaglia

Ritual allows us to enter sacred space with awareness to flow. There is often a point of focus at the center of a ritual in present time that helps us to reclaim our spirituality. Performing ritual is simply a tool to reawaken this aspect of our being because in it provides a signal to the body to begin physiological and energetic changes to initiate change by aiming for an altered state of consciousness conducive to self-exploration and reprogramming. The ritual of smudging can be defined as “spiritual house cleaning.” It refers to passing one self or an object through sacred smoke as a means of purification, which is an energetic process.

Shamanic smudging ritual is an age-old tribal tradition used for centuries by the native people of both North and South America, European peasants and Siberian shamans to open the doors of the soul to the spirit world. They burned certain herbs and incense as a way of gaining access to the soul and power of plants for spiritual, ceremonial, and magical use. Certain plants when burned release a high vibrational energy through the fragrance and their smoke is used as an offering to create harmony and peace, purification and healing protection of physical and spiritual bodies, banishment of negative energies and creation of sacred space. When the herbs are burned it is thought that the soul of the plant is released to aid its energies for a particular invocation. In theory, the smoke attaches itself to negative energy and acts as a conduit by taking negative energies with it as the smoke clears and releases it into another space where it is regenerated into positive energy.

Sacred Herbs used in Smudging

The plant is the teacher, the true authority on which heals or is best for magic. There are certain plants that are held in high esteem that are agreed upon in most traditions. The smoke from sacred plants and herbs traditionally used to purify are tobacco, sweetgrass, sage, and cedar. However, the types of herbs used with their many local varieties may vary as purposes overlap and change by tradition and personal preferences.

In many traditions, shamanic smudging involves a four directions ceremony or prayer, which anchors protection in a sacred circle or sends specific kinds of smoke or prayers into the four directions. Different tribes, Covens and Shamans have different smudging prayers that program the smoke to do a specific action. In general, smudging is used to purify and cleanse spiritually, call for balance and harmony, to aide in divination, invoke spirits, healing powers and to carry prayers further into the Universe.

Traditional smudge sticks are tied in a bundle for easier handling. Some herbs are used loose or braided like Sweetgrass. The bundles are usually handmade and prepared using traditional methods from the finest-quality sacred herbs which are 100% pure and grown without chemical synthetics or petroleum distillates, which is important since the smoke is inhaled by default. Smudge sticks are used for ceremonial purposes, offerings, or simply to recreate the ancient aromas for their aromatherapeutic properties.

Tobacco (ah-say-ma) No other plant is endowed with such qualities, which is why pure tobacco is used in American Indian rituals. Tobacco from cigarettes is not used for ritual use because it is adulterated, as it is filled with pesticides and chemicals that cause cancer.

SAGE can be used for general purposes. The word sage or salvia comes from the Latin word salvare, which means “To Heal.” Sage has long been used in “smudging” ceremonies to promote purification, protection, longevity, and immortality. Studies have shown that the smoke of burning sage literally changes the ionization polarity of the air. Its element is air.

~Desert Sage is one of the most sacred herbs among Native Americans used to purify the mind, body, and spirit before prayer, meditation, ritual or ceremony and to purify sacred items such as pipes, magical tools, tarot decks and eagle feathers. This sage is great to cleanse an area, the house and for aura cleansings. The scent of desert sage is somewhat sharp, light and refreshing.

~White Broadleaf Sage is excellent for meditation, divination, smudging, cleansing and purification. Broad leaf sage is considered the king of all sages. It is prized over all the sages for its strong aromatic properties.

Cedar was offered to the fire to smudge the lodge and people. Its smoke is wafted to ward away sickness.

Sweetgrass is excellent for cleansing sacred space that helps us to center ourselves and is traditionally believed to invite good spirits. Sweetgrass is a rare grass which is found growing wild in very few places. It has a sweet and light fragrance that does not last for long.

Herbs can be burned singly or in combination with each other. A second herb is used to bring in whatever influence is needed.

Pine Resin & Sage (either desert sage or white broadleaf sage) is a good combination that covers all four magical elements of air, fire, water and earth. This combination is appropriate for general use, cleansing, ceremony and ritual.

Cedar & Sage provides the perfect balance for cleansing and enlivening an atmosphere.


Common Herbs used in Smudging

Here are some general uses for the different herbs often used for smudging.

Copal Gold Resin, holy incense used by the peoples of Mesoamerica. It is traditionally used as incense in divinatory and cleansing ceremonies. The resin contains aromatic chemicals called terpenes, which make it volatile and flammable. It was used by Mayan shamans prior to ingesting mushrooms. Its elemental is primarily fire and water, but can also be used for four-element general purposes. When burned, the scent is sweet, resinous, slightly woody, mildly earthy and spicy.

Myrrh Resin was used by the ancient Egyptians in rituals of healing and passing. It is one of the ingredients they used to embalm bodies. The resin is gathered from the almost leafless Middle Eastern shrub called the Commiphora Molmol. It is useful for spirituality, meditation, happiness, release, transformation, strength, confidence and stability. Its elemental is primarily earth, but can also be used for four-element general purposes. The scent is a piney and very earthy that produces a lot of smoke when burned.

Frankincense Resin is used extensively in meditation and healing and is my very favorite. It is used in numerous religious traditions such as the Catholic Church. Its scent is believed to confer divine blessing. Its elemental is primarily fire, but can also be used for four-element general purposes. Frankincense comes from the resin of an African tree and produces a rich, dense smoke when burned.

Pinon Resin was used by Native American cultures for its spiritual and healing properties that are cleansing, strengthening and warming. It is used to refresh the senses and revive a tired soul. Its elemental is primarily fire, but can also be used for four-element general purposes. The fragrance is pleasant and meditative and when burned it produces a thick stream of smoke.

Juniper was used in ancient times for ritual purification of temples. Its smoke is believed to aid clairvoyance and stimulate contact with other worlds. It is also stimulative and therefore effective in reviving a tired body, mind or spirit. Its elemental is primarily fire, but can also be used for four-element general purposes. The scent is sharp and piney and was burned during the Plague to resist disease.

Lavender is useful for attracting peace, happiness and restful sleep. It reduces depression, grief and sorrow and aids in meditation, manifestation and divination. It is traditionally associated with fairies and elves. The element is primarily air. The scent is a refreshing and light aromatic.

Yerba Santa Leaves are used for meditation and divination. It is thought to enhance psychic abilities, magical protection, healing and spiritual strength.

Hibiscus Flowers are often used in divination and psychic communication. The flowers are excellent for rejuvenating the senses and restoring life force. The elementals are water and fire. The scent is invigorating and sharp and lasts for a long time after burning.

Rose Flowers and Petals is used for meditation, divination, increasing psychic abilities and communication, contacting powers and beings in other dimensions. Traditionally the rose is associated with attracting love, conferring peace, stimulating sexual appetites and enhancing beauty. The element is primarily water. The scent is heavy, warm and aromatic with a hint of sharpness that lasts a long time after burning.

How to Smudge

Smudging is very simple. The pointed end of the herbal smudge bundle is lit while held over a heat-proof bowl filled with a bed of sand or gravel or an abalone shell. It can take a while to get the stick really smoking, but once the bundle is ignited and smoldering, gently wand the bundle or waft the smoke around the room, object or body. If the herb is loose blow the smoke or use a feather to circulate the fragrant smoke around the room or person while invoking forces or saying a prayer for a special need. When the ritual is complete, inhale a little smoke to purify your insides. Do not asphyxiate yourself. People often feel more relaxed, lighter and brighter after smudging. By allowing the purification and cleansing properties of herbs to clear personal items, the body, or environment, the space is created for new awareness and for a new direction to take place.

~To smudge the body, stand with the legs hips distance apart and arms out at shoulder height which makes it easy to weave the wand through. Hold the smudge stick 8-10 inches from the perimeter the body. Traditionally, the heart area is first to be smudged since the heart is the corridor into the spiritual planes. Begin by fanning the swirls of smoke around the body’s aura starting at the heart and then down the front of the body to the feet. Smudge the bottom of the feet and work upward towards the back and over the head and face back to the heart. Follow the perimeter of the body and make sure both the front and back of the body is smudged. Direct the smoke and give special attention to areas of stress and imbalance in relation to the individual spirit-body. Make your invocation or prayer as you do so.

~ For the living environment start at the door and slowly walk in a clockwise direction around the perimeter of the room paying particular attention to sharp corners such as door frames, the corners and top of walls where negative energy gets stuck and any window frames.
? We can also smudge any medicine or magikal tool that will be in use such as pipe, jewelry, ceremonial outfit, etc.

~ Smudging for meditation often produces a deeper and longer-lasting state of relaxation and contemplation. For best results use a charcoal burner or inflammable receptacle or an incense stick. Light the herbs and enjoy the scent as you meditate.

When to Smudge

Smudging ourselves daily can be very helpful in keeping balance and in maintaining a peaceful state of being, especially before meditation. Specific times to smudge are when we have been around people who are ill, depressed, fearful, angry or who are generally emotionally unbalanced. Also, when we feel blue or depressed, have been under much stress or after an argument, in which case the environment should also be cleared as well as the auric field of the person.
In a group, circle, ceremony, or lodge it is a good practice to smudge each person. Traditionally we do this by starting from the East and holding the smudge stick or receptacle lit while each person bathe themselves in the smoke and follow the process described above. However, smudging has been adapted to the need through intuition. Smudging can also be used to charge energy into a room to bring positive influence. When the ritual is complete inhale a little smoke to purify your insides. Gently blow out the flame or stab it into sand, but make sure the smudge stick is out, as it has a tendency to ignite. Never leave the bundle unattended.

Legend

“Tobacco was a gift of the Four Manido (Spirits of the Four Directions). It was the father of Nanabush who gave the tobacco (ah-say-ma) and shared the custom of smoking with his son after their epic battle in war, as a symbol of peace. Nanabush in turn passed on the custom to the Anishnabe as a ceremony. Thereafter, the Anishnabe smoked the Pipe of Peace before great councils, after war, and before other ceremonies. The Anishnabe adopted the custom and made it part of their daily lives to compose their minds and spirits. It is said that it will chase away feelings that are bad or negative and bring on thoughts that are good or positive.
In the medicine wheel, which we convey as the wheel of life, there are Four Directions. When we are born, life begins in the East. The teenage years are in the South. Then mid-life is in the West. When we reach the North, we are grandmas and grandpas and nearly ready to go to the Spirit World as we have done our many deeds on Mother Earth. The journey does not end in the North because we go to the Spirit World and then the cycle continues.

We gain knowledge with our tobacco (ah-say-ma) and we grow spiritually. Our hearts feel and our spiritual eyes have to see what our Creator wants us to learn. We feel the knowledge in our soul, and we know it comes from our Creator. When we pray, we get answers, then we are nurtured and we grow spiritually.” From the book of legends and stories, Ojibwa Heritage By Basil Johnson.

Alisa Battaglia© 2005-2017

WHO AM I?

Who am I?
I am parts of the whole…
Elements made up from the spiraling fragments of the Universe.

The Sun, the Moon and the Stars…the Cosmic memories unfolding within the spirals of my consciousness…whose movements create,
Inspire and forebode.

Cradled in the arms of Great Mother…and within my cocoon, I stretch forth my mind to the Winds of the East…expansion and cooperation. My feet hold firm to the ground with Blood wisdom of a Spiritual Warrior traversing sacred lands of the West…know thy path. Ether & Earth…As above, so below!

In clarity, I seek Universal Wisdom from the Light of the North…that dispenses the mysteries of Life for which I seek…live with passion. Holding vigil, I listen for the whispering clues of the South…whose sunset shadows draw animated pictures across the sands of time…live by example.
Fire & Water…As within, so without!

Who Am I?
I am in a body, but am not my body.
Who Am I?

LIGHT…ENERGY…of Supreme Power balanced by active intelligence and transformed into wisdom…Love based on trust of inner authority…Liberation from constraint.

Who Am I Really?
EVERYTHING.

~Alisa Battaglia
03/24/02 Florida

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