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The Grace of the Heavens Descending

                                                                                            -- Zacciah Blackburn, PhD

The ancients have always known it, and have graced us with their wisdom teachings.  The Grace of the Heavens descends upon us, always.  And, the blessings of the Holy Ones, of all traditions, are with us constantly.

Do we realize it?

Do we take the time to listen, to receive, to perceive the undaunting caress, the careening of gifts descending upon us at all times? 

Or, do we focus our attention upon a small aspect of our lives, often that includes wounding or suffering, memories of calamity, loss, grief, stress, or chaos, or anticipation of such?  I do not mean to make light of the intense calamities and suffering so many of us face, or have faced.  Yet, it is true, what we focus our attention upon, is what creates our reality.  It is our awareness, the level of consciousness we choose to embrace, which supercedes all other realities, no matter how evident they are.  As my good friend Freddy Silva is known to say, those who believe, know they have to believe to see.  Those who do not believe, believe they have to see to believe....

I was upon two mountaintops very recently.  My partner and I were visiting one of the mountains we had just made deeper acquaintance & relationship with, received incredibly deep initiations with, in our 8 day Temples of the Earth practice.  We wanted to take time to offer gratitude, and simply be with the mountain, the Spirit of the Mountain, and others there, who had offered such incredible gifts and alliance during our group practice.  We were amazed to see the face of stones altered, the energies so alive, pristine, clear, and awake, the communions so present, vibrant, and rich.  Yet, this is how the Earth responds when we enter reverent states of communion and collaboration with it, and her allies.I went to a second mountaintop the next day.  The messages were so clear.  Every where I went, there were streams of light raining down from the Heavens.  One could easily say it was just the particulars of light, clouds, and atmo- sphere.  But the messages were clear.  Pure gifts of Light were streaming down for all to see, should we simply pay attention to them.  (I'm not speaking of the lens refractions in this photo, but the penetration of streams of light all through the atmosphere, more evident in a full size photo.) Should we believe it were just streams of light playing with the clouds and atmosphere, then that is the gift we receive.  That is beautiful enough.  But, should we rest with the deeper messages, of Pure Gifts raining down upon us, and, listen to the messages, as well, that is the level of perception we are gifted with!  For each perception is a messenger from the Divine nature of things, should we allow it to be.

Upon the very crest of the mountain, I rested with my deliberations upon this phenomenon for some time.  Receiving the gifts.  In awe, every where I looked.  Pure streams of light raining down upon me.  I, receiving them.  Deep messages penetrating my body and psyche from high in the Heavens.  Literally, gifts from Heaven.  The transmissions were complete. 
Then, I noticed a hawk or falcon I had seen several times during the day.  Over, far over, one edge of the mountain.  Then, he was climbing, climbing, up, ever higher, spiralling up on the currents, very high, then diving down.  Circling around the mountain, out of sight, then, there, he was again, spiralling, playing in the wind, perhaps looking for a dinner, perhaps just in sheer joy with the day.

 I took out my camera to get some photos of him (her?).  I nearly lost track of him.  Then, stayed with him for the longest time.  He was very high now, far off the most distant shoulder of the mountain.  I took a moment to check something on my lens, and looked again, and he was gone.  Totally gone.  But, I knew he was not.  He would not have had time to dive out of sight, had he gone into a dive.  It was simply that I left my focus from that small corridor of light, to focus on something else.  And, it was such a very small, precise frequency of light/distance, I had been focusing upon before.  When I was no longer focused upon this explicit frequency/distance, I could no longer perceive him.  It was as if he were not there.  Yet, I knew better.
Always taking the messages of the natural world to heart, I sat with this.  In clear joy.  Here was such an explicit lesson, yet again, about how our consciousness works.What we focus our attention upon is what we perceive.  If we do not focus upon it, it is not there.And, while I enjoyed my hawk encounter immensely, I enjoyed the grandeur of the larger picture of mountains, river, valleys, sun and clouds even more immensely.  It, actually, took a lot more focus, and energy, to view with just the small, finite lens of the hawk alone.  It was a much more grand and joyful experience to open to the greater light show around me.

 And, this is what I suggest.  Take time for yourself, where you can, and let go; just be, receive, and perceive, these Gifts of Heaven, which are constantly raining down upon us.  In all of our worlds.  They are ever there.  There is always so much more to enjoy in an infinite universe!

 Even when it is rain.  Just a few days later, I did just this.  On the day before my Birthday.  And, as it had been raining quite a bit, I sat and enjoyed it.  Then, I enjoyed the winds passing, and clearing the clouds away, bringing very clear air and sky behind the storm.   I stepped outside, and this was the gift waiting for me.

Not even just one, but a double rainbow, full and complete, with the mountains beyond.

It is ever present.  If we can just let go the focus of our seemingly finite world.  It is just the appearance of suffering.  Just an appearance.  There is a much grander view awaiting us, should we take the time to let go, and be with it, allow it to arise, trust in it, and  perceive it.


Many blessings in your life and practice.

If you wish assistance in your life journey, we are available for one on one guidance.

 Our CD’s build off of practices to go into deeper direct communion with subtle world realities.

And our live workshop practices are designed to take us into direct, ever deeper revelations with the Divine nature and origin of things, with our own unique Spirit, our imprint of the Divine, to discover the nature of Who We Are, and Why We Are Here, fundamental inquiries of human existence.

Our schedule is filled with practices inspired by higher guidance, to take us directly into these experiential places, to work directly with the principles of Preparing to become a Vessel for the New Emergence, the New Earth, this new reality arising through this time of the Great Shift of 2012.  Again, it is not that everything will magically shift overnight, though that is one potential.  But, as with all acts of Creation, that we gather our awareness, our intentions, our thoughts, and our willingness, to determine, create, and cultivate seeds of greater awareness, intention, unity, joy, happiness, oneness, beauty, radiance, fulfillment, service, abundance, and so many more, to bring into existence, the New World we all imagine, has always been intended to be, and is prophesied to be fulfilled during these current times of “Taripay Pacha,” what the Incan peoples call, “the Time of Meeting Ourselves Again!”

We welcome you to join us.
Our primary Fall practice, Preparing the Vessel, coming very soon, Nov 3-4, has an early registration discount deadline of October 10.  It is followed, and in tandem with, and our Winter Solstice practice, Dec 21-22, Dream the New Dream.  Both are to be held in the beautiful NewsBank Conference Center in Chester VT.

Both are exquisite opportunities to gather collectively, with like minds, and like intentions, to prepare our selves at the deepest level, to receive and embody the energies of our true Essence, and this New Emergence, and collectively vision, hold, and build the New Dream, even as the Maya Elders have asked of us.
Our other fall practices in CT, Great Barrington, throughout Eastern Canada, and Kripalu are all equally exquisite opportunities to learn more about this New Emergence, gather and strengthen our own tools for personal empowerment and Realization, and walk in the world in meaningful ways as we collectively create this New Reality.
The THREE HEARTS practice in Kripalu, MA, is the only time this year I am offering this full unique program, other than in Kingston, CAN, regarding the full teaching on these prophecies, and the Elders’ methods of entering Harmony with All Life. 

We have offered these in other regions, and now move to the next stage of evolution, to Prepare the Vessel, and Dream the New Dream.  We look forward to seeing you at them.

We wish you great blessings, god speed and good fortunes in your journey!

Many blessings,

2012 Zacciah Blackburn
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Zacciah Blackburn, PhD
The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies
Ascutney, VT  05030   USA
Phone: 802.674.9585
Fax:  802.674.9586
Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, is a gifted intuitive, teacher, and sound healer, trained in classical healing and shamanic traditions, and sacred sound cultures.  He teaches internationally, and practices in Vermont, USA, at the Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies.  Zacciah shares authentic trainings in the nature of human consciousness, explorations into the Shamanic worlds of Earth Energies & awareness, and teachings on the nature of sound, and sacred sound practices, as a therapeutic healing modality.  His in depth understanding provides life transforming experiences into the authentic nature, being, and wellness of who we are as spiritual beings, and how to develop that nature.  He is Director of Education at the International Sound Healing Network, & co-founder & Director of the World Sound Healing and All One Now Network of organizations working for global peace. He is, also, a founding board member of the Sound and Music Alliance.  Zacciah, also, offers musical instruments of sacred sound cultures, & sound healing tools, at

See, his primary website, for further information.

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Blessings reign upon us all, and are open to us all at any time we choose to put our awareness there.
May it be true for all peoples of the Earth.

2011 Zacciah Blackburn, The Center of Light, please review note below

More about Living Earth, Living Relations, the Taripay Pacha, the Q'ero, and the Inka Seed, HERE, and HERE.

Zacciah will add to these articles in near future times.

In the meantime, look at our Earth Energies, Earth Mysteries practices here, including sacred tours in Vermont, France, and Peru, in 2011.
See our many Articles on the Earth Mysteries, Sacred Sound, Human Consciousness, and These Times of Great Awakening and Transformation, here.
2011 Zacciah Blackburn, The Center of Light 
This message may be reproduced and shared as long as it is not altered and the following credit & contact information is included.  Thank you.  

 Zacciah, also, offers musical instruments of sacred sound cultures, & sound healing tools, at
See for further information. 


Our practices embody these principals of sound and consciousness.
We welcome you to ask about our work and practices which might benefit you.

Our School of Sound Healing teaches these practices.  Watch for our next article on the art of Sacred Sound, and how to attune to heightened states of consciousness, embrace, embody and voice them.
Our Egyptian practices, and other esoteric programs, embody these principals, such as our upcoming Horus and Golden Body Practices.
And, they are part of our Earth Energies classes.


See our next program in the series of Egyptian Studies at:
The Illumination of Consciousness Series:  Egyptian Mysteries & other Esoteric Studies

The many realms of Zacciah's trainings into the Illumination of Consciousness, including the Egyptian Mysteries, the Earth Mysteries, with  Indigenous trainings, and other program formats, and the Professional Sound Healers Trainings, will provide ever more revealing journeys in both professional explorations and more personal transformational opportunities, for those wishing to pursue the Mystery as revealed through use of our own awareness, guided exercises, esoteric energy practices, and Sacred Sound Initiations.

We welcome your requests for additional information regarding these programs.

Zacciah, and Staff
Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies

Canyon gorge, Vermont                                                Horus' Gifts                   Gifts 

Stone Canyon, Vermont                                                                                    Gifts of the Ancients, Egypt

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Awakening Ra, Saluting the Sun
"Awaiting Ra',
Gifts of the Sun, Mexico

The Ancestors
The Ancestors Remind Us

The Gifts
Gifts of the Earth 
Gifts of The Realms of Pure Light and Sound

Amaru Muru, Peru
Gateway at Amaru Muru, Peru

The Doorway at Calendar II Stone Chamber in Vermont 
Gifts of the New Sun, Solstice stone chamber, VT
"Star Cathedral, temple of knowledge;
home to the Invisible Libraries"
See:  Gifts of the Earth

Prayers of Remembrance, Egypt

Earth Mysteries, the Ancient Dragon Beings

 Apu Ascutney, a once great 27,000' Volcano,
The "Grandfather" mountain of this region.

Mill Brook, Ascutney, VT
Mill Brook, on the Center's Property
"I will nourish you"

 Wall of Stone, Sacred Canyon, Vermont 
Sacred Stones, Ancient Gorge, VT
Sacred Geometries in Nature
Sacred Geometries in Nature
Geometries of Nature, 2
The Ancient Study of the Geometries of Life

Gateway, Tiahuanaco, Bolivia

the chakras
Gateways of Consciousness, the 7 Seals,
or Chakras
  stone gate keepers
Stone Guardian, Stone Chamber, VT

Gateway Stones
Stone Circle, an interdimensional Gateway, New England

Q'ero, Prayer Ceremony, Tipon, Peru
Q'ero, Despacho offering, Tipon, Peru

Sun and Earth, Stone and Sky
Stonehenge, UK
courtesy CymaticsSource

Sacred Geometries, the ancient mysteries

Sacred Geometries
Sacred Geometries, Earth and Sky

 Living Relations
Revelations, Mt Mansfield, VT; Earth and Sky

Return to Beauty
A Return to Beauty, VT

Qero, Peru, Tipon Temple
Qero Paqo, Tipon Temples, Peru
 revelations, stone chamber, vermont  
Gifts of Light, Stone Chamber, VT

City of Light,Vermont Practices
Cities of Light, from Mt Mansfield, VT

Approaching the Calendar II Stone Chamber, Vermont
Approaching Stone Chamber, VT
offerings made
Sacred Earth Ceremony
Right attitude:  
Prayers for the Earth

Diamond Light
Approaching the Mysteries, the Diamond Light

Guardians of the Mysteries

Eagle Nebula, NASA
Celestial Realities
Eagle Nebula, NASA

 Mt Mansfield sunset
Celestial Realizations, Mt Mansfield, VT
Solstice Sunrise, Calendar II Stone Chamber, Vermont
Winter Solstice Chamber, VT

Sounding in Boden Austria
Sounding the Mysteries, Austria

Spirit in the Fogue, Stone Chamber, Cornwall, England
Spirit manifest, the Fogue chamber,
Cornwall, England

Calendar II Stone Chamber, Vermont
pathway to a stone chamber, VT

Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru 


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Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, is a sound healer trained in classical healing and shamanic traditions, and sacred sound cultures. 
Zacciah is Director of Education for the International Sound Healing Network,  &
Co-Founder of
the World Sound Healing & All One Now Organizations.

                                                                           Zacciah Blackburn,  The Center of Light

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