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Message from the Guides

Time of the Great Give-Away
What Are We Being Asked to Give Up?

                                                     ~~Zacciah Blackburn, PhD


This image was just taken today....
it speaks so readily of what my guides brought to me to share with you today.

 ice on brook in vermont
It speaks of the impending Spring, (even where winter may still be upon us, or return for a moment or more…..)
And the need to let go of the cold and hard that binds us from the new, and from movement, pure and life fulfilling.

I am reminded of the alignments we are currently facing in the heavens.  Where a ‘huge alignment’ of  7 planetary aspects in Pisces, where there are ‘no books that can explain this’ alignment, or the quality of ‘influx of Divine Grace;’ and, that we are a world being asked to heal itself, and recognize it’s ‘oneness…  a huge turning point to the collective of the planet… a time of miracles,’ according to astrologer Rick DiClemente.  He goes on to speak about the need to manifest the realizations of our visions, the need to face the shadows within us, to make room in real and tangible ways for our higher essence to manifest in our lives, even when we ‘don’t know how.’  (ref:
This is so in line with the messages I am currently receiving.
We are being asked these days to give up our self.  But allow me to define that.

Not our true self.  The self we have been taught to be, led ourselves and others to believe we are, made ourselves out to be…..  and, everything about us that keeps us from realizing our authentic nature, our true self.  All false beliefs and misperceptions, (there are many, deeply embedded in most of us, through eons of false societal and familial belief systems,) all emotional entanglements and unresolved wounds, which keep us from perceiving profound states of clarity, far beyond most of our ‘normal’ reality and perceptions. 
Everything that makes us feel separate, separate from creation, separate from creator, from each other, from a sense of the greater whole.  Everything that makes us feel unloved, or unlovable, at the deepest of levels.  Everything that does not make us feel complete or whole within our self.  Everything that does not allow us to feel our greater sense of self, of connection to the whole, of greater purpose or destiny.
All of our unworthiness, our grief, our shame, our sadness. All of our pettiness, judgment, ill respect, jealousy, envy, greed.  All of our rage, anger, all of our FEAR.  Especially all of our fear.  Fear of the unknown.  Fear of each other.  Fear that others will discover our deeper ‘truths,’ which are mostly only our petty lies and misperceptions, or wounds that keep us from experience the beauty of our self and each other.
Fear of speaking our truth.
Fear of our power.
Fear of who we truly are.
And, fear of disclosing it to others, to rest in the same fears.

All of the wounds, the injuries and pains we have not really, fully let go, or felt.  All the feelings of violation or betrayal.  All of the lack of love, lack of feeling loved, lack of loving, lack of being love.  (If I am repeating myself, it is to restate important truths.)  Lack of feeling worthy of love.  Lack of, feeling there is not enough, or we are not good enough.  The Guilt.  The Shame.  (I said those twice….)  Even the Desire. 

Those of you who know my passion for word origins will find fascinating the origin of “desire.”  It literally, originally, means, ‘lack of, or, without--the heavenly body.”
Lack of the Heavenly Body?  What is that?  Our true self.  Our connection with Heaven.  Our connection with our Divine Nature.  The highest, purest aspects of Our Self, our own Divine Origin or Spark.

Do we get that?  And, if so, do we truly get it?  Have we truly realized that, at a visceral level, like, imparting it into our daily lives and bread?  And, have we truly resolved, dissolved the strings, the strands of attachment, of desire, of not having or being enough, or good enough, to be whole, that keep us from fully realizing, and being our authentic self?  Just because we cognitively realize our wounds and think or feel we have moved on or gotten past them or ‘done that work,’ does not mean they are truly ‘resolved.’

Do we truly realize who we are?
A child of grace.  A child of the highest nature.   A child of the Earth, the Heavens, the Cosmos, the Divine.  Do we get this at a visceral level?  Is it part of our daily routine, again, our Daily Bread?  A child of the Creator, equal to all else that has been created.  Do we realize we have the powers to co-create?  To participate in Heaven?  To work with the elemental consciousness of the fabric of life to co-generate harmonious levels of existence?  Do we view ourselves as less than this?  Do we cling to old beliefs that are societal, familial, even genetic?  Are those beliefs encoded into our being, even our DNA, that need to unwind, let go, dissolve, or focus on the true beliefs, the true essence of pure light that we are?

Are we ready to realize that?  To be a part of that greater whole?  To emanate pure light through every thought, word and action? 
Are we ready to let go of everything that keeps us from feeling it, being whole or complete, part of the all; we are being asked to give that up.  That is all.  Just that which binds and entangles us, shrouds and veils our vision, our newness, our completion, our completeness!

ice on river...That is what the ice makes me think of in this image….clinging to the stone…frozen in the winter, in fear, perhaps, or the old….  (not that there is anything wrong with ice or winter!  It is an incredible state of being in itself.)  But, this signifies an important analogy:  the hard and cold, frozen from things no longer in service to the self, one’s growth, the greater truth.  That is what this image speaks, to me, with the sun blessing it and warming it from above, the waters moving, asking it to merge with its essence, below!  It is time to let go, to merge into the churning waters of life, melt into the sun!; life giving, cleansing, nourishing, vitalizing the soul, the fire and waters!

In this sense, all else is not real, it is a mirage, an illusion.  All the old beliefs, patterns, wounds.  They do not serve.  They are creating the chaos, the distress we feel.  They are the veils that keep us from perceiving the greater, purer truth, the Grace descending.  They distort our view of reality.  And, then we act with the ‘wrong’ view.  And this creates agitation, further distress.  They are that which is not moving.  Not part of the Whole.

Bathe in the waters, the light, the ecstasy.  Look up.  Into the Heavens.  Feel the Sun and Light pouring down upon you.  The Grace of the planets in heaven.  Look all around you.  Throw yourself into the waters.  Everything that is alive, thriving, moving, and part of life.  Let go.  Be part of the Whole.  You are part of it.  Each of us.  The Earth, this Earth, the New Earth, Renewed, restored.  Robust and alive.  We are part of it, claim it, believe it, Be part of it.  Come alive.  Welcome to Spring!   Immerse in it.  Emerge into it!  Be vibrant, alive!

Put your focus on the new spring.  On what is ready to emerge, transition, transform, on new growth.
Think of what seeds you choose to sow!

Make your choices to become part of something greater…in real ways that speak to your daily life.  That bring the greater intangible into your everyday existence.  That bring heaven to earth, where there is no duality or separation, but each flow in grace and ecstasy in perfect harmony.  Make choices which stretch your experience, your awareness and your belief beyond that which has not been working in your life!
If it has not been working, make new choices.  Or, simply rest, in the Whole.

Become part of it, that Whole, to feel it, to truly realize it.  To be who you are.  It is time.

All around us the Cosmos is speaking, thinking, breathing, being.  Asking us to be a part of it again.  To realize it.  Every part of us that is not, every part that feels it is not part of that greater whole, is being asked to dissolve back into the waters, back into the spring, back into the depths of creation, the liquid earth, to dissolve in renewal, again.
So you can do your part, be your part, be yourself again!

Blessings be, to each of you.

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2013 Zacciah Blackburn
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Ascutney, VT  05030   USA
Phone: 802.674.9585


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Hatun Karpay, Return to Beauty
Sacred Sound Healing, Sacred Earth Hearing retreat
Sacred Sounds, Sacred Earth
The Sounds of the SHAMAN

A 5 Day Shamanic Sacred Sound Retreat 
July 17-21, 2013 

Therapeutic/Shamanic Sound practices,
Sacred Ceremony for Healing
the Earth and Each Other,
Accessing Ancient Sites
and Earth Wisdom
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Turning the Wheel. Blue Medicine Buddha Empowerment
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Chester, VT; 
Mastering the Wheel of our Destiny 
Learning the Art of Manifestation



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2013 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 
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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.

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