Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Treasure Mapping

Of course I'm not the first person to utilize this concept. I've already mentioned Kahu Fred from the Honolulu Church of Light as an inspiration for this technique. In fact, he has outlined a very sophisticated method for visualization, or as he calls it "conscious creation" and has written what he calls The Ten Principles of Conscious Creation. I've also recently discovered that my mother used a similar technique from the Unity Church called "Treasure Mapping." Over Thanksgiving my sister gave me an old Booklet used by mother, now deceased, to treasure map her world. Another source of similar inspiration is Mike Dooley and his daily Notes from the Universe which I enjoy getting via email each morning. As you can see, this concept is definitely out there, and many people are using it. There is even a suggestion from Jose Arguelles, author of The Mayan Factor that at this time in human history, the ability of human beings to use the power of visualization, to use our minds to create is greater now than at any time in the past five thousand years or longer. I would like to write more about Jose Arguelles and his interpretation of the Mayan calendar in future blogs. Here we take on visualization as important for the society, or world for the sake of our human existence on this planet during what is now a critical passage of earth-galactic time. So too, Kahu Fred sees his mission to create peace on earth. So you see, once we realize the power of visualization for ourselves as an individual, we can then begin to use it to reshape our whole human existence, our society of earth. As one South American medicine man said, we should begin to see the earth as a beautiful garden. Wouldn't that be great! If we could overcome this self-centered capitalistic, over-stimulated, commercialized world and turn it into a beautiful garden, where everything and everybody grows in perfect harmonious place.

But, I feel I'm getting way ahead of myself. I need to get back to the individual and talk about how we create vision for ourselves. One of the topics that keeps coming to mind is passion. The more in touch we are with our passion to create, to love and believe in our vision, the more power we give to it to make it come true. Meditation is a good tool for this as well. We can make our visions any time of the day which is encouraged. But to make our visions in a state of deepest intention is even better. I've spent years practicing meditation without the vision. But now I have found the importance of adding vision to the moment of being quiet in touch with source or bliss. It is percisely that moment that we can best bring about our deepest desire for peace and abundance - or whatever it may be.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Awakening to Vision

One of the lowest periods of my life was just prior to June 8th, 2004. I remember that as the date of the Venus transit of the sun. It seemed for some reason to be an important event for me. I anticipated it for some days, perhaps weeks. But otherwise it had been the spring from hell for me. I was working as a mental health outreach worker and feeling quite depressed about it. Some of the clients were very hard to work with, but too the management of the organization was faulty. I was stuck and needed the money to barely scrape by to pay my bills. In fact, I just wanted to die. But for some time I had been looking for inspiration and listening to a webcast called "The Great Shift with Fred Sterling" at What's important about that is that I began to believe I could create my reality, at least mentally and maybe that would have some positive effects. I was writing in my journal each day for many days complaining about my pain and suffering. But some reason on that day of the Venus transit, a rare event, I tried an experiment and began to write a vision for a better life for myself. I wrote with the kind of ferocity that is born of suffering. In fact, my journal writing has not been the same since. I used writing because that was my creative or therapeutic outlet. Later I would advise others to use whatever creative means that comes natural to them to create their own vision. If you are a writer, write; if you are a painter, paint your vision; if you are a singer, sing; etc. I used the written word to see myself happier, living life in a greater connection to a deeper source. I dreamed back to a time when I was happier, in love and had peace of mind enough to sit by the streamside and watch a deer come up to drink. (That really happened to me once when I was meditating by the nearby Mill River.) I took to making practical visions, that I would find another job that I enjoyed and got more pay for working less hours. The remarkable thing is by August changes were happening in my life. My visions were becoming part of reality.

By August I was hired to work at a really nice middle school teaching math in their resource center. I had more free time and I liked the academic hours. The people I was working with at this school were exceptionally nice. I had moved from one of the worst jobs I had ever had, to one of the nicest. And it gave me the opportunity to study and become a certified math teacher. New hope had arrived in my life with a job I actually enjoyed. I continued to write visions or affirmations each morning, but then becoming pressed for time I began to just go back and read selections of my writings that seemed particularly important to me. I also made up visions that I would be an excellent teacher and seen that way at the school by other teachers and staff. It seemed to work as I got plenty of complements for my work. "You really seem to be able to reach the students" one of the other teachers would say. I was quite pleased with this progress.

I was also applying the visioning process to other areas of my life: to remain connected to source, to have freedom and friendship, to make my home quiet and peaceful. Anything that needed fixing became a potential for the visioning process. Healing of the body fit that category nicely too. A knee problem and allergies became a focus during these morning visioning times. There wasn't immediate healing, but I kept up with it for weeks and months before seeing some results. Last season's allergies were the least symptomatic ever! Part of the process was meeting people with interesting solutions to their allergy problems too. The affirmation took the form of I now have all that I need to heal my allergies. My immune system is strong and healthy. My sinuses, nose and respiratory system function with complete health. A key to making good visions is to always state them in the positive, the affirmative. There is a kind of rule attraction at work here. What you think about, you bring to yourself. So think good thoughts to bring good things to you. Conversely, if you think about what you hate, then you draw that which you hate to you.

Today's personal visions I will keep to myself, at least for a while. But I will say after the success I've experienced so far, I'm ready to be much bolder, to really go for the life of my dreams. I hope to be writing here in this blog more about the life of my dreams in posts to come.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Getting Up

It's all about getting up. Getting up in the morning, getting up from being unemployed, getting up from feeling down, a little depressed. It's not bad. For some reason I still feel quite hopeful. Having hope has been a new found theme of my life for the past year or so. For the longest time I've been a "victum" of life. I've stoicly accepted or successfully run away from creating the kind of life that I want. I've changed that now, and believe that I can do something to create a new, better life anytime, anywhere. Wow, that is a stretch from just getting up. But is it true? I would like to explain some of my past success in the coming blogs. But I warn you, I might enter into the world of "woo-woo". That is I might get a little new agey, but I might be somewhat scientific or philosophical as well.

I want to talk about world changes too. These are indeed darn crazy times we are living in. Has anyone stopped to notice? Seems people are still running about like chickens with their heads cut off. I want to provoke greater social consciousness. So it seems I want to introduce the power of vision for the individual and for society. My cousin asked me to write a book on how to use affirmations or what I like to call a visioning process to help people. I liked the idea, and I have a few ideas. My ego has soared at times with the thought that I want to be a visionary for this new millennium, as that is what is badly needed. And so too I really want to affect social consciousness for the better. I'm a big dreamer. And just to show how these things make for syncronisity, someone came to visit and reminded me of my interest in the Mayan Calendar. He asked me what my galactic signature was. I didn't know so we looked it up. And so it is that my galactic signature is Blue Spectral Eagle. Then, I was somewhat astonished to read that the primary qualities of a Blue Spectral Eagle are visionary and raising social consciousness. Suddenly I felt more empowered to pursue my mission, to activate that which I feel inside of me: to be a visionary.