LIVING IN THE UPSIDE DOWN WORLD
Recently I got hooked on the Netflix series, Stranger Things. It feels like ET meets Goonies, as these kids straight out of the 80s get caught up in a mystery that involves aliens that exist in parallel universes after a friend gets stuck in a dimension called "the upside down." We learn that top secret government programs have learned how to rip portals in the fabric of space-time and some scary beings are now able to cross over into our dimension (and we into theirs).
Reflecting on the series I got this eerie feeling that this actually sounds a little like real life now--well, it certainly would explain a lot. (Maybe DT is "the upside down" and we've got to find our way into another portal of reality!) Lately it feels like we've flipped into another dimension as we find ourselves living in some kind of fake news meets reality TV show, where SNL and The Onion seem to be our sanctuaries of refuge. People who look at big cycles of time have been talking about how humanity has recently completed a Great Cycle of time that began at 3114 B.C. and ended at the Winter Solstice in 2012. Since then we have learned that our government has been spying on us through our computers and cell phones, pedophilia rings are being busted in the highest levels of global power, UFO sightings are increasing with American's being 300x more likely to report them, new planets have been found habitable for life, and outrageous events are reported daily until almost nothing is shocking in our news feeds anymore.
This is certainly a pivotal time in human history.
A few weeks before the Winter Solstice of 2016 things started feeling super intense. I took up an old practice I had as a child: I began to watch the sky for Jesus. I grew up in a culture that believed his return was immanent and as a little girl I was always hungry for the outdoors and the mysteries of the skies. When I went to seminary I learned that people have been feeling this way since Jesus ascended to heaven over 2000 years ago and I gave up the practice. But as I open up my clairvoyant skills and listen deeply within, I am confident that something big is stirring. Some people think it's the end of the world and this doomsday panic is infused in our media. Others think we are on the brink of turning the tide on a dark chapter of history, that we already have the technology to clean up our planet and create abundance apart from the ancient Babylonian money system that enslaves us all and that some incoming solar flash may help activate our chakras and help us ascend into our higher natures. Which reality is it? Well, we get to choose what reality we want to live in. If life is holographic in nature, then we can begin to understand how what happens on a very small level, also exists on a very large level. The mustard seed becomes the Kingdom of God. Whatever we bind in earth we bind in heaven. What reality would we like to bind here? The race to create it is on.
This is crucial: we must all make a choice. And this is also crucial: we are co-creators of our reality. So what would you like to create?
As the winter rolled around I found it hard to write. It seemed I had no center of voice as my consciousness kept popping back and forth between different probable realities. (Growing up as a military child and moving every three years of my life gave me a lot of experience in this practice). I could see many sides of the same situation and with that came a state of open wonder and a relatedness to suddenly many things of which I did not know. Cultivating relationship with the mystery is a high spiritual practice for it invites us into the unknown. It invites us to see our shadows, and wow are they all coming out of the woodwork or what?
I've heard that this is a time where the masks come off. Whatever we've been hiding begins to bubble up. The inside becomes outside. The upside-down becomes right-side up. In seminary we had this theological term called The Upside-down Kingdom of God and in this Kingdom, which is surely coming Jesus says: the meek inherit the earth, the poor are rich, the last are first, the wounded are healed, the earth is made new, wars cease and love reigns forever. Maybe that feels too far out, but if we have any say in what we'd like to see unfold next then direct your heart and energies in the ways that serve the highest good of all beings and let's just see how our mustard seed faith can move mountains. May we see even stranger things.
NEW YOGA CLASSES OFFERED IN MOORHEAD, MN
NEW LOCATION & CLASS OFFERINGS
Beginning March 11, 2017 at The Center for Mindful Healing
Classes are $15 or purchase a 10-punch pass for $135 and receive a 10% discount.
Please bring cash or check in person, or pay with your card on-line.
Saturdays, Simple Yoga 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Enjoy the benefits of a yoga practice can bring to your life. This class is open to all levels and I will help you modify each pose to suit your body.
Mondays, Restorative Yoga 8-9 p.m.
Come learn how to relax deeply and feel the benefits of allowing your body's natural healing systems to work for you. This class is especially helpful to anyone suffering from high stress, grief, or difficulty sleeping.
Wednesdays, Simple Yoga Noon
MEMOIR RELEASE: IT"S GUNNA COME WHEN THE BABY IS DONE
Thank you all for your patience as I heed some wisdom from my inner circle and run a few things by a lawyer and make sure all my ducks are in a row before releasing my memoir to the public. I am hoping to have it up on Amazon by the end of the month! Stay tuned!