If emotions are an integral part of the experience of incarnation and it is therefore futile to try to ignore them, if emotions colour life and make us vibrate, there are other energies, more subtle, that make us vibrate even more.
Emotions are animated by intense energies which no conscious mind, however powerful it is, is capable of containing. In the short, medium or long term and depending on the experience of each, any emotional repression will inevitably cause you to lose the North and you will unconsciously directed the energy either internally and resulting in the manifestation of an illness (mental or physical) or outwardly and that could harm your relationship to the world.
It is therefore healthy to express one’s emotions in order to prevent them from accumulating and thickening the mental-emotional barrier, because it is the thickening of this barrier which is at the origin of the fanciful interpretations that most of us have of Reality.
An emotion cannot be controlled. An emotion cannot be mastered. An emotion is guided. This is the first and indispensable step if you want to grow the power and efficiency of your rituals.
If you are walking in consciousness on a spiritual path and that path makes you interested in esoteric practices, perhaps you will have surfed on the NET and you found a thousand and one tips on the best shamanic or witch technique you will have to acquire to become a master. I have read and read again that this so-called best technique is to load your ritual with all the emotion that you hold within you.
Know then that this technique only serves to free you from your emotional overflow. This is in itself a good thing, but this is not enough to grow the power and efficiency of your rituals. It is also for this reason that you need to regularly repeat your ritual. Repetition is a way of reprogramming yourself and reprogramming is a fundamental mistake that makes you believe that you need to become someone that you are not. Therefore, any repetition of the ritual will cause you to stagnate in the first step for a duration of which no one can predict the length and this stagnation will generate in you ever more emotions that, rather than elevating you, will keep you in the belief that you are incapable of creating your reality and accessing the Happiness to which you are rightfully entitled.
Then one day, you feel that the time has come to progress. Progress is in the course of things, it is part of evolution and if you agree to follow the natural movement of life which is to make you grow, if you throw overboard all the old beliefs that you believed in and that are still unconsciously conveyed by the mass, you then grow towards consciousness (in the meaning feeling and not the intellectual sense of the term) that you have the creative power that you have most likely heard about, but never really experienced. Here you are approaching the second step of the process which is to contact the energy beyond the emotion and therefore beyond the conscious mind, in a place where duality no longer divides, but is complemented with a single goal: to serve the power and efficiency of the ritual.
Contact this energy beyond emotion has nothing to do with what is commonly called meditation, the purpose of which is to annihilate the ego. Thus even if it is not the one who directs, your ego has a role to play in esoteric practice and in any other spiritual process. Contact this energy beyond emotion is to cross the mental-emotional barrier while using the energy it generates to focus on the intention of your ritual. Here, quantity is not synonymous with quality and therefore, the thinner the mental-emotional barrier is, the more powerful and sharp it is like the tip of an arrow would be. In this case, you understand that it is totally useless to repeat your ritual, a single sharp arrow is enough to reach the center of the target.
Rather than dreaming about what our life would be like in a different world, more peaceful, more equitable, more respectful of each other and the environment, rather than dreaming or hoping, what would happen if we started to embody this dream? To live it every day. To make our lives what we want them to be.
We are all going through a dark period, but where there is the Shadow, however dense it may be, there is also the Light. This Light does not always manifest in the form we expect or know it. And yet, there it is, this famous Light that I prefer to call Consciousness.
Personally, I think we are going through a great time. It may be difficult, but it’s great. It’s great because if we can’t get our lives in order, if we can’t make the decisions that are right for us, that make us move toward more respect for ourselves, even then the outer circumstances bring us before the accomplished fact. There is no need to blame these external circumstances, because we have helped to put them in place and because we therefore have our share of responsibility. This is what I like about the present period: we have a big and magnificent opportunity to carry ourselves individually, to grow, to free ourselves from an external authority that is no longer adapted to the evolution towards which most of us tend.
I see peolple all around me, close and not so close, dangerously dangling on the flood of their powerful emotions. The illusions built up by their lower mental and not resting on any solid foundation are crumbling one after the other. These people are put in front of themselves, lost, helpless, desperately trying to cling to their chimeras. But chimeras can no longer do anything, they don't have the power to keep them afloat as they did for years. In that case, I would advise those people to stop fighting and agree to let themselves go. Once at the bottom, their instinct will push them to stomp on the ground, propelling them to the surface. No one can know in what dimension each one of us will choose to be born, because it belongs to the experience of each one.
There is nothing new in what Humanity is going through today. Life is made up of cycles and we are going through one more. The difference lies in the fact that, thanks to technology, we are more in contact with each other and therefore information circulates faster and easier. But what kind of information? Because if we are more in contact, it's necessary to note that the communication that connects us is often more superficial, less deep; and unconsciously yielding to the powerful energies that stir, anxious information, not passed under the sieve of discernment, do and will certainly do much more ravages.
The truth is in each one of us and the time is right to take a break to immerse yourself. I know that this may seem difficult, if not insurmountable, to some, and I would like to remind these people that there are events over which we have no control, no power. The effects of this August Full Moon are part of these events. Our power lies in the inner position we choose to take to live events. Yes, situations are disappearing, but why worry about the disappearance of what no longer needs to be? It is not the loss of someone or something that causes us to suffer, it's the attachment that we have to that person or object or situation. Some attachments are stronger than others and do not blame us for living them, feeling them or suffering them, let us rejoice rather to be able to enjoy them while they are and when they are no longer, let us rejoice still to have known them, then let us continue on our way and choose – with more awareness this time – to pick up the new opportunities we want to experience.
Peaceful Full Moon to all.
Modern Western culture is different from traditional Eastern culture and this is probably the reason for many misunderstandings when we talk about the question of possession in shamanic practices of Siberia and Asia.
When I speak to Westerners and try to explain to them the context of the shamanic trance in which the shaman is possessed by Spirits, I systematically use the word incorporation rather than possession. Incorporating is immediately less frightening for them because in their subconscious, this word is associated with an act in which they retain control while being possessed is associated with an act undergone. A Westerner cannot imagine being possessed and keeping control at the same time, because as we observe every day, the Westerner needs to believe that he is the only one who has control over his life. The word possession is therefore understood in the Judeo-Christian sense of the term and is irretrievably associated with the fact that a possessed person is a victim who needs to be exorcised by a priest. We cannot act directly on this belief deeply rooted in the collective unconscious.
Everything is always a matter of definition and definitions are directly built by each culture, over time and experience. Moreover, not everyone has the capacity to approach a foreign culture by ignoring its original culture. Being open to other concepts, to other visions of reality, is a matter of neuronal connections and no one is to blame as no one has chosen, in consciousness, how he would use his brain during his incarnation experience.
Communicating by being and remaining open to the other party seems to be the most constructive solution, but again, we are not all equal...
Hold on because August is a pivotal month (and October will be next), I’ve already told some of you. We are always free to make choices, whatever they may be, but if the choices we make are no longer according to our personal evolution, the Life we embody takes charge of setting us straight. For me, it is essentially physical health that suffers and my body tells me how much I have done anything and mistreated it all these years. The question is simple: in what state do I want to continue my earthly existence? In good health or in pain and suffering? Personally, I have chosen and this choice inevitably leads to a clean slate of old behaviors. So it’s new, new stuff that I’ve already had a glimpse of in the past, like a taste of what my life would be like by definitely adopting these naturally unusual behaviours for me.
This is what it is all about for all of us: changing habits that we unconsciously adopted in response to the situations we were facing. Today and because we have a certain level of consciousness, we are offered TO ACT and no longer to REACT as we would automatically do. It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible either. Let us then gather in each one of us qualities that we have and that only ask to emerge: WILL and BENEVOLENCE, DETERMINATION and GENTLENESS, PATIENCE and FAITH...
Energy and stubbornness characterize this New Moon in Leo. Excessive energy can go as far as violence (dominant of the element Fire in the theme of this lunation) + stubbornness, because each of us wants to reign in his life, but also on his environment = a fracture more and more marked in relations.
Everyone wants to be the master of their own destiny, but… let us remember that we live in society and that we must inevitably take into account that we are not the only individual who makes decisions. Each one of us is often persuaded that he holds THE truth while he only touches on HIS truth. Man being by nature a social animal, but not all vibrating on the same frequency, what to do? Dilemma... We could then choose to retire alone in our kingdom, without the slightest courtesan, to isolate ourselves, but… many of us have a visceral fear of loneliness and cutting ourselves off from our fellow human beings, is it really the solution?
While many are engaged – often very unconsciously – in destroying the old, others are already beginning – often very consciously – to sow the seeds of renewal. But again, not everyone sows the same thing. Some seeds are fertile, as they are natural, and some are sterile, as they are genetically modified. Those who are accustomed to symbolic decryption will understand what I am saying.
Let us add that during this New Moon, Mars – planet of Fire and action – is in the sign of Virgo. Virgo is Earth, it means service, care for the Other, but also for health and the little things of daily life. The other planetary aspects blocking this action, we must then show great inner strength to resist the bellicose incentives coming from all sides. We have to show a great internal strength not to react to the contradictory information poured out in continuous streams. We must show great inner strength to remain centered and live our truth, without seeking to rally anyone to our cause. This inner force is not violence. This inner force has its roots in Wisdom. A Wisdom that sits in the Heart. The Heart that we are able to contact when we allow external events to pass through us without stopping to give them an importance that they don't really have.
You are right in your life experience and the Other is right in his life experience. There is no competition between you and the Other. Only experience exists and there is no one to convince of anything. Do not seek to teach the Other what he should believe or do (according to your point of view), but simply live your truth so that harmony reigns in you and when the world collapses around you, you are already building the next one. Many of us have already chosen this option, feel free to choose, too.
I journey to the upper world to meet a guide.
I choose to rise through the fire: I place myself in the centre of a hearth, among the burning wood, and my body ignites. I have a fleeting thought for the witches sacrificed at the stake while my physical envelope disappears.
I reach a first level. I am in a desert, huge stones are erected towards the sky. I find in this place an old man already met during a previous journey. He sits on the ground, staring at a second fire. I sit in front of him on the other side of the hearth. After a short silence, I ask him if he is one of my guides. He ignores me. I stand up and place myself in the center of the fire. New decorporation, I join a second level.
This time I’m in an eagle’s nest among eggs not yet hatched. The nest is perched at the top of a huge tree totally devoid of leaves. From my position, I can see in the distance the peaks of the mountains. An impressive eagle lands at the edge of the nest and looks at me. Without fear, I ask him if he is one of my guides. He flies away.
What should I do? Should I get off my promontory or rise again? As I choose to explore a higher level, my right hand opens a large white door. The picture is not very clear, but I do get into a dark room that lights up as I move forward. I then discovered the interior decoration of a late 19th century residence. There is a fireplace, wooden furniture, a round table, armchairs. A woman is sitting. She wears period clothes, she is thin, has a great class and I find her very beautiful. I politely ask her if she is one of my guides. She smiles at me, gets up and walks towards me. "Would you like a cup of tea?" , she asks me. She hands me a steaming cup that I accept, takes a second cup for her and we sit opposite each other, on each side of the table. Curious, I ask a new question: "Who are you?" The woman and the scenery disappear and I find myself standing in the dark, alone, with the sensation of floating. I no longer have any notion of top or bottom, left or right. My head turns a little, I feel disoriented, but that’s not unpleasant. Sometimes, the smiling face of the woman appears and then disappears.
The drum rings and I come back.