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The Grand Alignment

What it Is.  What to DO.

Practice wherever you are on this 

Grand Alignment Day


Winter SOLSTICE Practice, 12/21-22, Chester, VT

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Special Scholarships Available


New Native American Drums and Rattles




Sound Healing Trainings

<Balancing the Chakras, & Neurophysiology, Jan 22-27, 2013

<BAHAMAS RETREAT, Feb 15-20, 2013

December 21-22, 2012

What it Is.  What to Do. 



December, 2012, is upon us.

Congratulations.  (And, Blessed Holidays, Holy Days, to you all!)


If you are embodied upon the planet at this time, you, likely, also, are here for a special purpose. 


It is time.  You hear me saying this over and over.  It is because it is.

Some of you are tiring of hearing it, no doubt.  I understand.  It is a mantra worth repeating, so that we understand.


It is time.

It is time for your purpose to unfold.

If you have any concept of 2012 as a prophetic time, whether from Biblical, Mayan, Quechuan, Algonquin, Ojibway, Lakota/Dakota/Nakota, Hopi, Cherokee, the work of Nostradamus, Cayce, or any of the many other traditions which point to this time as prophetic, it is time. 


This is the time those prophecies have pointed to.  This is the time many of us have been waiting upon.  And, a time many of us have come here to participate in.  To assist in creating and guiding humanity into this new reality.


But, is it simply a day that passes, or, a magic pill we take, that brings about world change, and self realization?

No, I am sorry my friends, it is not. 

No, it requires diligence, mindfulness, and action.  It is a time of unfolding action, and the consequence of those actions.  It is a process, and may be days, months, and years before that unfolding reaches completion.


It requires conceding to higher wisdom, our own true authority, and that which our own true higher authority of Self aligns with, the Heart of All Creation.

They are in alignment.They are in balance.

If we do not realize it, we only have to allow it to be so, to focus purely upon that, to hold that intent, and incorporate it in our actions, until it unfolds.  Until we realize it always has been so.  It may sound simplistic, yet all great teachers have alluded to this reality.  You are the Buddha.


Are we, in our every day way of thinking, being, feeling, acting, doing, in alignment with that higher purpose, ideal, and Destiny?

What is it we each have come to do, and must do, in order to create this new world, this new reality, we each have been dreaming of, imagining, perceiving is real and about to change the planet? 

What have you been dreaming and imagining?


It is in alignment with your highest ideals, choices, and actions? 

It is not just a cosmic force at play, though, in my interpolation of decades of work with the nature of Self Realization, with the forces of Creation and higher guides and teachers, they are certainly collaborating, if not interceding, at this time (see Council of High Holy Beings article if you are not familiar with this aspect of my work.)


And, one grand part of this particular season, in the saga and evolution of humanity, is this alignment taking place with the Sun, Earth, and Heart of the Galaxy on Solstice evening.  Indigenous cultures place so much value in this, for the Heart of the Galaxy is the 'local' Heart of the Cosmic Mother, in this cultural view.

To come into alignment with this Grand Alignment, we only need put our awareness there.  To be fully present and available to it.We will be doing this in our Solstice practices, but here are things you can do, leading up to this time, and in your own way if you are not joining us directly, to assist in this alignment.


Suggestions, Preparations

I suggest, in the coming weeks, look for times you can walk outside, especially when the sun is low upon the horizon.  Imagine behind it, is the Rift of the Great Milky Way, the source of emanation of Light and Creation from the Heart of the Galaxy.  It is spoken of as a great Black Hole, yet it emanates more Light than science can understand how it can generate.  And, specifically, it is emanating that in the Gamma Wave spectrum, the Highest principle of Light known to modern science (the highest vibrational spectrum of light known to science.  This is a clue.) 

Look at these images of two Galaxies to understand or visualize this incredible emanation of light from within their core.  The upper spiral galaxy is a representation of our own Milky Way.  (Do you know, the term "Milky Way," is, literally, a leftover, from the ancient traditions of Egypt, where it was seen as the milk of the Great Cosmic Mother Hat'or, nursing the universe into creation, pouring that vital life force, then, into the Nile to nourish the people of Egypt?  Thus, they, also, saw this Great Rift as the life force of the Mother pouring into our World.)

The sun is coming into alignment with the heart of these emanations from the core of our galaxy during this coming period.  It will be in direct alignment Dec 21-22.


Imagine as you walk outside, that the sun is a beacon of, and a gateway to, that incredible outpouring of light, life force, the binding love that holds all life in harmony and existence, in the Cosmos, coming from the Heart of the Mother of the Galaxy... imagine the sun as a beacon of that light, amplifying it through the window, the threshold, of it's own heart.  Imagine the Heart of the Sun is a gateway into the Heart of that Galaxy.


Walk in the light of the Sun as if you were walking in these emanations of that Light of the Galaxy, the Light of the Mother of Creation, pouring upon us, amplified by the Sun, asking us to take this mantle, to recognize we are, and are ready to Become, One with All Life.  Feel the unconditional love and joy of Creation pouring out through that Light Principle of the Great Mother.

Do this as often as you are able.  Do it in meditation times as well.  Imagining, feeling, sensing, the light of Creation pouring through the sun, amplified by the sun, pouring into your heart, and entire energy spectrum, into your cells, tissue, and being.


This will begin the preparations for you, to align with this infusion of Light during the Grand Alignment, wherever you are, during this Gateway of 2012, December 21-22. 


WHEREVER YOU ARE, spend time during these days (esp Dec 21-22) aligning with, and receiving these incredible spectacles of Pure Light emanating from that Heart of this realm of the Universe, for you, for us, for all Humanity, for All Living Things.  When you feel full, or whenever you feel overwhelmed, imagine you are pouring it out into the world around you, into the hearts of others, for the benefit of all.


We hope to provide additional suggestions on preparing and aligning during this time.  Watch our newsletters.  It is the mindful alignment and receptive state that will truly assist.We suggest you read the two practices on solar alignment, in our articles section, if you have not, and how to allow the vital solar energies to charge your field and consciousness.  This may, also, help tremendously to understand, to feel, and receive these emanations of the Heart of the Mother through the Gateway of the Sun.  (These are in the top section and in the Earth Mysteries section of our articles.)

Receive these gifts.Feel the worthiness of them.  Then, come into reverence and right attitude in your views and actions (see next article below, Message From the Guides) to learn the Art of pure manifestation.

Join us if you can, to Vision the New Reality, to manifest it, in this time, in this place.  May it be so.

And So It Is.



Sign up for our


Solstice practice (12/21-22)


(The Grand Alignment,)

by Dec 10 to save up to $35

on the one or two days of programming. 

This is a time for meaningful practice in Alignment with the Grand Cycle of Time foreseen by the Maya and other prophesies. 

See all info here.

Message From the Guides

We are all Holy Beings.

It is time to take on the mantle of our integrity and worth,

To live a life of worth in our values and actions.

It is the Union of these two which brings us Realization and Liberation,

Our Value (view) coupled with Our Actions.

Receive this appointment,

the Value of the Self.


(The Guides give me a practice to offer with the group in relation to this, receiving these gifts, which we will share 12/22.)


It is time to integrate this in our lives

and live from this point,

The perfect Union of Values and Actions.


To be in the integrity of Self is to be in the Wholeness of One's Being


Forgiveness is key to this integral Nature; 

Letting go of what cannot or has not been resolved. 

Stand in the firmament of the moment, and one's actions, invested in the wholeness of one's beliefs. 

This gives right action, right attitude, and right outcome.

This defines a life of purpose and value.

In this issue:

December 21-22, 2012 What it Is.  What to Do. 

Message From the Guides

WINTER SOLSTICE, 12/21/12 thru 12/22/12


Upcoming Practices, MA, VT




WINTER SOLSTICE, 12/21/12 thru 12/22/12



Please join us.

Friday evening, Dec 21, 2012


Saturday Dec 22, 2012:

 Register by Dec 10 to save up to $35.For Low income scholarship assistance, see here

DREAMING the NEW DREAM!Welcoming the New Reality


The moment is coming. 

Dec 21-22 is the much spoken of Grand Alignment with the Heart of our Galaxy on Winter Solstice.

See full article (from our last newsletter) here

Come prepared.  We shall be providing information on how to do so, beginning in this & upcoming newsletters, and for all who sign up.  


We are asking for those who truly wish to contribute to the manifestation of a New Reality upon the planet to join with us.  You may be a novice or advanced practitioner. 

The Saturday afternoon practice will be fully about each of us, in a collective Wheel of Light, manifesting our highest intent, prayers, Vision, and purpose, for the highest benefit of this Great Earth.

We will be joining with thousands planet wide in this sacred work.


Friday evening, Dec 21, 2012


Saturday Dec 22, 2012:

 Welcoming 2012





Solstice Celebration, 12.21.12



Opening the Gateway of

 Inner Wisdom


Chester, VT


Calling all healers and lay persons to gather with our collective wisdom and infinite potential, in this window into 'All Time,' to envision a New World.


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Our Winter Retreat

Program information is

Now On Line:



Feb 2-3, 2013,

w/ a special optional 3rd day


Feb 4th, 2013,

Chester VT


We are in a time of unique opportunity to crystallize a new way of being, a new reality for All Humanity. In this practice, we shall transform those imprints of understanding that we have allowed to misinform, entangle, obscure, and misdirect us, from our life purpose and true destiny, and enhance those imprints which more fully empower us to seek that in harmony with our true nature and purpose.

We shall work directly with the wheel of manifestation of our own, unique Reality, and the imprint of our consciousness upon our Destiny.The Blue Medicine Buddha Empowerment is a truly unique opportunity to receive the transmissions of the Gifted Ones, who focus upon individual and planetary healing, and the dissolution of the Root Cause of our suffering.


Upcoming Practices, MA, VT





The Three Hearts,

Kripalu Institute, Lenox MA

Dec 14-16


Specific to these times


Sound Healing Training

    Jan 22-27 here


A week long retreat on Sound,

Attuning the Chakras, and the affect of sound on our

Neurology and Physiology, for Personal, Clinical and Professional Applicationscymatics image











Jan 12-13, 2013



If you missed our Preparing The Vessel workshop, we are offering a followup program based on this information and practices, in Springfield MA, in January!  This is evolving from our recent Nov Practices in VT and Montreal. 

The new energies emerging, and channelled through these Light Activations have been immense.  The Holy Ones who have come to guide us through this work, are some we have not seen before, and are profound in their wisdom and evolution of Light Frequencies.

We look forward to seeing you!

You will feel blessed. 



Springfield MA



Feb 20-24; 

Sound, Healing, & Consciousness 

a 5 day retreat on the use of sound, and its relationship to healing, and refined states of consciousness;  

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat;

Paradise Island,

Nassau, Bahamas


See all Upcoming Practices


Holiday Sales continue at Sunreed Instruments,

New sales are being announced once or twice each week. They will not all be in this newsletter. From now through Monday:



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Go to our Sunreed web site or sign up for our Sunreed Newsletter to receive updates on all sales events as they begin.


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We are available week days 10-6 ET by phone for consultations to assist you with choices.  But, our online storefront is open 24/7.

We wish you a tremendous holiday season with family, friends and loved ones, and pray you are finding meaningful ways to perceive and receive the joy and blessings, enter heightened states of gratitude, and ground and anchor in the incoming waves of beauty, during these times of great change.


Many blessings in your life and practice,



As a courtesy to our community,

Zacciah is seeking to setup a scholarship fund.

For this Solstice practice only, Zacciah is offering 10 scholarships to low income registrants on a first come, first served basis.  This is based entirely upon household income, and is self reported (we don't ask for any verification, we simply ask for honest inclusion.)

If you earn less than $18,000/year total household income (taxable and non-taxable), as a single resident in your household, or $24,000/yr total household income for two people in a household, or $28,000 or less in a household of 3 or more, you may register for 50% off our Solstice program, for one or both days.  This is for tuition only, and does not include rooms or meals.

Simply calculate that cost at the time of your registration, and register, with payment, for that amount on line, or contact us for your registration. 

The first ten who register with payment for this program will receive this grant.

If you wish to contribute to this Scholarship Grant, to assist additional potential registrants, for this, or for future programs,

             Contact us!

Thank you.









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


2012 Zacciah Blackburn, 

The Center of Light

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