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The Mother of Us All
May 2-3 practice
Upcoming early registration deadline

Recent Articles
WORLD HEALING SERVICE, the Waters, the Elements, The Great Mother, Our Voices!

We are just back from an incredible retreat in SaharaTunisia, deep in the Sahara, experiencing the vast richness the land and culture, and the vast riches and emptiness of being surrounded by the dunes.  What an experience!
We came away from these profound experiences & practices, in full surrender, with deep humility, and rich new understanding and infusion of the Crystalline Matrix of Life, and a  new hope for humanity.
I am aware that the latest news appears to be filled with less than hopeful realities in Tunisia.
Yet, we called forward, and now carry a seed of hope that has, also, been planted deep in that desert, and the Crystalline Matrix, and is luminous in each of our souls.  It contains the realization of the Oneness of All Humanity, with the memory of this reality enlivened, and the hope for its renewal in all hearts and minds greatly invigorated.

And, we will be carrying this seed of hope in this new reality into most The Grandmother drum will be with usinvigorating practices, upcoming, especially our May program, Honoring the Mother of Us All.
We will have five large ceremonial drums and their caretakers, who will join us in this practice, invoking the Heart of the Great Mother, as well as the Elemental Consciousness of All Life.

We will be asking you to come, to bring your drums, rattles, hearts, and voice, to join with us in Prayers to the World, Prayers with Waters of the World, and enriching ceremonies further activating and empowering our Essence and Divine Purpose.  We will weave the fibers of our hopes and true healing intentions for the benefit of humanity, into that cloth of Creation.

The level and quality of work has grown to new exponential fields of experience and understanding.  We call upon you to join us.

We ask for your voice.

Watch for upcoming articles and more in depth clarification of all we will be doing in this and other upcoming practices.
I have not yet had time to update the information in our program listing, but the early registration deadline is fast approaching, and we encourage you to sign up soon.

Many blessings

Zacciah B
and those who walk with us.
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Making Enough:
Complete article is here.
I have enough, I am enough, there is enough, I am good enough. 
These are some of the under-riding currents of emotions and belief encodings which inherently emanate through our field of existence (our biofield, or energy field,) and, guide and persuade us in our dreams, our drives and accomplishments, and our sense of fulfillment in this world.  They should be tangible, guiding principles in our lives.  If not, their opposites, I do not have enough, I am not enough, there is not enough, or, I am not good enough, may obscure and dissuade us as obstacles and illusions in this world, in our perspectives of the world, and our attainments within it.
These first energetic imprints are absolutes, which we are birthed with us, as part of our inherent nature, framed within the constitutional nature of the Cosmos.  They rest within the encodings of our biofield and chakra system.  They can be diminished or distorted through lifetimes of imprints, from this and other lives, with the second set of encodings, which can override or obscure the first primary set with apparent hindrances and obstacles which we have individually and/or collectively bought into through our belief systems or emotional experiences.  In the absolute worlds of reality, as defined by living and past master teachers of the principles of universal wisdom, the universe is composed of that which allows and compels us to thrive, with an abundance of all that we are and need, working in cohesive union with these universal principles.
Read the complete article here, with deeper insights from those who walk with us.

We hope it will serve you.

The authentic self is part of the formula, not part of the problem!  

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  Honoring the Mother of Us All, Chester VT 5/2-3/15

MAY 2-3, 2015
Embracing the Living Wisdom, Love, and Compassion
of the Divine Feminine
as the Heart of Creation
The Sacred Feminine      
She comes in many forms.  The Mother of All Life.  In some traditions, she is the formless, the Void of vesica piscesCreation, from which all Life Springs.  In others, she is the face of Creation, that which is visible, tangible, that we can touch, love, and interact with.
No matter the tradition, no matter her form, the Sacred Feminine is a Source Point for All Life.
By honoring her, by entering in 'right', or harmonious relationship with her, we deepen our awareness of, and connection to All Life.  It is a good thing to do.
See notes to left, and watch upcoming newsletter for additional information on the evolving nature and content of this program.

TO INCLUDE WORLD HEALING SERVICES with our drums, our hearts, and voices, for the benefit of all life on Earth.

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Thoughts on What Matters
Of course, this is a rather large topic when left wide open:  what really matters to us, health, family, community, life work, the larger community of humanity and all Life on Earth....... it will all depend on our life situation and world view.

However, there is an underlying theme which rides through most spiritual traditions of the world.  And that is about our true nature, and our true life purpose.  Why are we really here?  And, moreso, who are we, really?
Many of us don't ever take the time and opportunities to truly contemplate, much less, fully explore, answer, or resolve these questions.  But the answer is quite distinct in most of those spiritual traditions.  We are a pristine and equal part of the Cosmos, and here to enter states of complete Self Realization.  We will do it (embody) over and over again until we finally 'get it.'  Once we have a true view of Who We Are, we understand Why We Are Here.  Indeed, the two intertwine so beautifully.  And, there are methods to awaken our inner knowing and ability to reach those higher potentials of Divine Self and Purpose, even Divine Origin, which, in many ways, super-cedes our other 'normal' pursuits in our lives.
It is why we are really here.  To fully realize who we truly are.
And what our relationship is to the Cosmos.
In the last year, new realizations have emerged, as to how these two aspects of our consciousness relate to two primary energy centers, or chakras, in our biofield, and how those relate to each other.  When we fully 'get' and anchor these states of wisdom and being in these centers, we activate our field to fully engage, with the Cosmos, these states of potential and purpose. 
My guides and teachers (I am speaking mostly of those of the 'other worlds' here,) have always shared with me, that the fastest way to reach and sustain these states of awareness, or self realization, is through Purification of the Heart.  We simply cannot ascertain, much less attain, realization of this greater aspect of our true essence and nature without purifying, and letting go, dissolving, transcending, transmuting or transforming the lesser thoughts and unresolved emotions and beliefs which weigh us down, distract us, or cloud and 'veil' our wisdom, insight, and understanding, as well as our ability to perceive directly, through the subtle senses, that which we truly are, and our Divine Purpose within that. 
We are such pristine beings of high and pure luminescence, many of us are astounded when we finally have the opportunity to experience this.  In order to sustain these states, we must learn to match those higher vibratory rates of our essence, while grounding in the full vitality of our being.  To fully ascend, is really to fully incarnate and embody our essence.  The two have a direct relationship with each other.  Ascension and Embodiment, Realization and Incarnation.  The reality is, it is much like our brain states, well established by science, that they are all co-existing simultaneously, and it is the state we focus upon which we emanate.  The same is true with our higher vibratory states.  When we focus on those, they begin to emanate through our body, and dissolve encumbrances which keep us from our higher truths.
If we wish a higher dimensional awareness, we will only realize it by focusing upon that, and allowing all lower states to dissolve or integrate.
My articles are filled with reflections on this topic.  As well as meditations and sound meditations to assist you in realizing and achieving these states of being.  But, this weekend, and later this month, we are offering two programs which will have in depth practices and in depth discussions, and practical applications, to help us richly understand and achieve these states.  And in service to this community, I wanted to be sure you see and understand what is being offered.
In our upcoming program, HONORING THE MOTHER OF US ALL, there will be deep healing potentials, with high guides and teachers, such as the "Black Dakinis," aspects of the Great Mother, and many of the great guides and teachers whom assist us in this work.  We just came from a 4 day Advanced Intensive in which Thoth, the 'Thrice Great' one, was with us as the principle guide of our work, and his presence will continue to resonate through this practice.
He and others will assist us in the rich immersion in the principles of self realization and world healing, in this next program, in Chester Vermont. 
We are offering the ability to attend just one (Saturday only) or both days (Sat-Sun) of the program.

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Zacciah Blackburn, PhD 
Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies 
Phone: 802.674.9585 
Fax   802.674.9586 
PO Box 389,
Ascutney, VT 05030 USA 
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