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Center of Light News 4.14.09

New Articles, Transfiguration practices, Living Relations, our Purpose in Life: Embodying the New Consciousness

What is happening here?

What can we do to assist?

Almost everyone I speak with is aware of the rapid changes affecting all humanity, truly all life on Earth.  Some are focused just on climactic and political changes, some are focused more in on the evolutionary nature of changes in human consciousness.

Whatever it is, whatever your focus, we are on the brink of a new world.  What that world looks like will be in large part based upon the choices and decisions we each make in the coming days, and years.  We each are co-creators, whether at the level of recycling or releasing old fears, planting organic seeds in our gardens, or seeding our life with new and holistic ideals, seeds of integrity in our actions, heart, and mind.

Certainly, from an ecological perspective, we are on the brink of disaster.  Depending upon which experts you listen to (NOT funded by big oil companies or self-serving industries which have been hell bent to make as much money as possible regardless of the effect upon humanity, habitat, indigenous cultures, etc,) we are on the edge of passing the point of no return...  It is a huge wake up call for any who have not been listening.  Personally, I trust the Mother Earth has many options to bring herself back to a state of wholeness, wellness and harmony;  the question becomes, how many humans and other species may come along. 

What we do, individually, and collectively, can, and will make a difference. 
We can and must play a part.  From making conscious choices in ecological awareness to working consciously with the incredible influx of energies currently seeking to infuse in us. 

What are these energies, and how can they assist us.  My previous articles and newsletters are filled with commentary on 'these times' and how we can look to connect more deeply to what is occurring.  While science is trying to determine why there are rising gamma radiations emerging from our galactic center, and solar plasma infiltration of our atmosphere in unprecedented waves, respected elders and teachers share with us the knowledge that these energies are part of the shifting consciousness we can align with in coherent practices, if we simply give ourselves time, and move from our ego- and material-centric consciousness, to a more grounded, spiritual place of receptivity, and align to deeper understanding of who we are and how we can live our lives in peace, love, joy, and harmony with all life.

My own guides, including Hat'or, and the Hathors, have been offering explicit practices and guidance regarding this, how to embody and collaborate with these influxing energies.  And, we shall enter those sacred practices this weekend in our Transfiguration program, in Shelburne, VT.

These include implicit understanding of the nature of our own divine role in coming into awakened being.  We shall highlight practices we each can engage in to embody our highest potential, but also methods to embrace these new energies seeking to acclimate to our everyday awakening.

So many of us are reporting added stress loads, sleep difficulties, immune deficiencies, memory lapses, and other symptoms which are uniformly being reported by advanced teachers as part of what may be expected during this time of our physiological, psychological, emotional, and energetic adjustments to these new frequencies inputting into our field of consciousness.  We are composed of far more than human physiology, and we are being asked, encouraged, and challenged, to integrate ever deeper awareness and standards of living, which embrace our higher purpose and nature.

Accelerated and instantaneous learning, deep understanding of esoteric principals, direct participation with holy beings of other realms, lightening of the 'veils', seeing into other worlds, all, also are becoming more commonplace.  What is going on, and how can we do more to anchor, ground, align, harmonize both with these influx of energies, and with our own highest/ideal being?  What do you think a collective shift of human consciousness should look like?  Is it possible we are not seeing clearly and distinctly all we can do, all we are, and all which is hindering our growth in our current behaviors, understandings, beliefs, and actions?  What can we maintain in our 'normal' way of being, seeing, and believing, and what must we drop, let go, and transform, to see into, and help to create, this
New World, alignment with the highest principals of All Creation?

Our new articles on Purpose of Life, Living Earth, Living Relations, and others will share practical understanding.  Follow our newsletters for additional news and articles in coming issues.


Hat'or, and the Hathors, are driving principals of our practices this weekend.  The Hathors have been with us for some time to assist in human awakening.  This is the time they say we have come to, to embody and reach our ideals of spiritual unity and harmony.  With new techniques they bring, we delve into accessing, anchoring, and embodying these energies of emerging consciousness, to come more fully awakened.  Embedded in the mysteries is 'technology' to infuse our being at the most elementary levels of nature, including clarification, stimulation, and transmission, at levels of cellular and DNA activity.  More will be shared in the training.

We shall close Sunday afternoon with practices for World Service, to bring this level of clarity into the collective field of humanity, for all humanity, and all sentient beings, to assist in this global process of awakening.

In recognizing the current economic climate, we are continuing to offer significant discounts to this program.  We believe this work is of great importance, and instills a deepest sense of our Divine nature, and role in Life, as well as allowing true healing to occur.  The programs have served to enrich others at such profound levels of their being, we do wish to do all we can to insure access to any who have interest in attending.   See below 

Zacciah will also participate in prayer and sound meditations in the Evensong worship services for the Church, Sunday evening 5-6 PM

Please, join us:

Our Annual Spring program, open to all,

What is this new awakening?
How can you more fully participate, and participate in World Service?
What specific practices can we engage in, to come to a true awakening?

Awakening our true Nature; Holding and Sustaining Illuminated Realities.
Healing, Altering Consciousness at core levels of our Being: Personal, Planetary, Ancestral, Cellular (including work at the level of DNA, mysteries of the spiral of life.)

An exquisite program of renewal, regeneration, and healing, coming to touch, to know, and to embody our true self.

At the beautiful All Souls Church, Shelburne, VT
April 18-19, 2009

In recognizing the current economic climate, we are continuing to offer significant discounts to this program.
Mention this ad br411 and receive a $40 discount thru Thursday, April 16.

TRANSFIGURATION: Embodying the New Consciousness
Why Dragons?: The Sacred Seal: Awakening the Dragon
                                         WHY DRAGONS?

Many ask 'why dragons,' or, what is the significance of Dragons, in this practice?

This work is about developing or furthering dynamic relationships of the Living Energies of the Earth, the Cosmos and our selves.  These energies, in our experience, and in the experience of most indigenous peoples of the Earth, are living, conscious beings, and may include the living Earth herself, the fundamental/elemental forces of the Earth, the Spirit Beings of all aspects of Nature, the Ancestral Beings, especially of the land we live, the Wisdom Keepers of Sacred Places, the Medicine Allies of the land where we live, the Star Beings, and other celestial allies and guides.
  See Living Earth, Living Relations, for more.
In Taoist mysticism, the 'dragon' is both the keeper and protector of the elemental forces of nature.  It is, literally, that fundamental force.  Thus, the 'dragon' may be birthed of air, water, fire, earth, ether, or aligned with that element.
In Western mysticism, the dragon's deeper significance is somewhat lost, but it is this elemental force which the 'dragon slayers' of the early Christian church, St. Michael, St. George, and St. Patrick, (driving out the 'snakes' of Ireland,) were trying to stamp out, as well as why they were 'staking' their churches and spires at elemental points of ancient sites where the 'serpentine earth currents', the 'dragon currents,’ they were called, moved and conjoined (what many today call ley lines, though this is an incorrect use of that term.)  Wrapped into these early Christian actions, was the repression, not only of living earth currents, dragon currents, but, also, of living relationships with the Earth as a living form, and equal consort of the Heavens in the unfolding of a Divine Creation, of our bodies as sacred vessels, and of human sexuality as a natural and sacred act.

By awakening these dynamics of living relationships of the spiritual aspects and beings of the earth, and aspects of living earth consciousness, we are directly accessing higher octaves of celestial and star beings, as well as activating higher aspects of our own consciousness.  They all interplay, one with the other.  None is lesser than the other.

See More Here on Dragons

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if registered
by May 1 
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Activating Elemental and Ancestral Relationships with Earth and Sky

Many have been waiting:
ANNOUNCING Our Annual Outdoor summer tour,
open to all,

August 25-30, 2009, A Six Day Wilderness Retreat

Includes ALL Land Transportation, Accommodations, and All Meals.

with early discounts: if registered by May 1 and July 1: 
SAVE up to $200. 

A Special Journey to Three Sacred Mountains
and Three Sacred Lakes
of New England,
which compose a nearly perfect Star Tetrahedron,
and, to enter into, and journey through, 
Three of the Ancient Stone Chambers ('Calendar site', DreamLodges,)
To hold & activate Vital Relationship with Elemental Forces of the Earth; and, to restore the living matrix of Heaven on Earth.

We know of the many sacred sites and activations around the world:
Do you understand the presence of, and importance & benefit of developing relationship with, Sacred Places of the Earth, here, where you live?
Shamanic Initiations, Powerful Earth Healing Ceremonies
Participate in the re-creation of harmonic living on this sacred Earth

This is our first announcement since all logistics have been completed.
Mention this ad
br311, and save an additional $35. if registered by March 19.
This tour will fill.  We highly recommend early registration.

The Earth is CALLING US, beseeching us, to enter ever deeper aspects of relationship with her. 
She holds key components of understanding, of how we may enter and activate this new and vital relationship, this new and collaborative awakening. 

She and her spirit allies are so ready, and SO THANKFUL each time we enter into this sacred relationship.  Come, engage, and see how they respond.


Living Earth, Living Relations
Full article here

Having a symbiotic relationship with the Earth as a living Conscious Being is an every day part of life for most indigenous and wisdom based cultures of the world.  Whether it is the Hindus who state that “all is consciousness” (that which has the ability to directly perceive,) the Tibetans, who say, “all is mind” (and, “the mind is in the heart,”), or the Qero Indians of central Peru, direct descendants and wisdom keepers of the Inca, who say, “all is living energy,” indigenous cultures of the world honor and engage in living symbiotic relationship with the Earth, its elements, its stones, its waters, its trees and vast plant and animal life, in dynamic ways that defy the logic and normal sense of the Western rational view of the world.  But even modern science has now been peering into the sub-atomic quantum world for decades, mystified that thought and expectation effect matter.  The popular new science of  Dr. Maseru Emoto, which suggests water either is conscious, or at least holds and is effected by consciousness, proves to us that the world is more than we imagined it to be in our modern pursuit of happiness according to the current consumer based society.

The reality is, that practically every culture alive today, still based in its ancient wisdom roots, is telling us that the Earth and Cosmos are vital living energies, and that we are in the midst of a vast awakening of human consciousness that is unlike anything this world, and possibly the universe, has seen before.  This awakening is being made possible, in a large part, by the great re-alignment with the truths of the Divine Feminine, hidden and dormant through its suppression, primarily, by systems of male-based faith and logic of the past several centuries.  The wisdom, intuition, and deep mysteries ready to reveal themselves to us, through the uncovered treasures of cultural wisdom and the Divine Feminine source of life itself, is here at our threshold.  Since 1987, and the foreseen “Harmonic Convergence,” (part of Maya prophecies,) the alignment with, and awakening of, the Divine Feminine aspects of consciousness have, especially, become more readily accessible to human consciousness. 

One aspect of that Feminine mystery and wisdom not yet fully understood or embraced, is in the Earth herself, and, in all manifest creation.  At all levels of our ‘physical’ existence, from elemental consciousness, (earth, air fire, water and ether/space, which compose all matter,) to our sub-atomic structure, our DNA, and every cell, tree, rock, bird, earth worm, and human being on the planet, our body, and ‘bodily’ consciousness are waiting to engage us in a symbiotic relationship of living consciousness, breathing vital life and energies between all forms of life in harmonic, resonant relations, in which we all can easily engage. 

These also stretch into the ethers, and energies of ancestral wisdom keepers, ascended ‘holy beings’, saints, and teachers of all cultures, all those of higher light vibration ready to assist us in this living earth; to raise us (assist us) to our higher ideal, in alignment with the Divine Harmonic Principals of All Life, and All Life as One, All Life as arising from One True Source of Being.  Greater than the Big Bang, Greater than any single religion, or name of ‘the One True God or Goddess,’ more in alignment with the Taoist way of expressing, ‘he who thinks he knows the name of the Way, does not know the true Way.’
In Earth, in stone, in the waters, lakes, vapor, air, clouds, and all animal kind, there is a living symbiotic consciousness, that is in relationship to the One True All That Is, what many First Nations Tribes call, ‘The Great Mystery.'  They call it this, in understanding, as the Taoists do, that it is a great mystery, beyond the normal cognitive functions and definitions of human logic.

It behooves us to consider this, and to open communication with, if not deep communion, with that life, in All Living Things.  As it turns out, our Great Mother Earth is a magnificent part of the Great Life, or Great Circle of Life, a rich local guide and teacher into the “Harmonies of All Life,” or, living in harmony with All Life. 

Full article here

COMPLETE PROGRAM information, and in depth explanations, here.

Zacciah is an intuitive sound healer, shamanic practitioner and spiritual counselor.

He accepts appointments for individual therapy or training. 
His therapeutic work is an eclectic blend of spiritual counseling, clairvoyant insight, and shamanic and sacred sound therapy, designed to help one connect with inner guidance and spiritual nourishment, clarify life issues, work with deep healing where needed, and to find one's own voice and authenticity in the world.

The work is  to help you find and establish your path in your own sacred journey, to help you identify and remove obstacles to obtaining your own greatest good.

We whom have been on this journey, best understand it, and can best assist others.  We do not provide medical diagnosis or treatment, nor specifically address physical symptomology, though there often may be some relationship to deeper spiritual work.  There is growing research which shows the mindbody connection, as well as research reflecting the use of sound therapies beneficial to many forms of traditional healing, but should not pre-suppose it.

Call for further information, or an appointment.
Appointments are available in person or by phone.
(Those who have worked in person and by phone report both are highly effective.)

Private Therapy

September 2009:  Our next SCHOOL OF SOUND HEALING begins.
         --In depth trainings for professional and personal use of sound in therapeutic or private settings.  Up to 3 years, or one class at a time.

May 1-3, Omega Institute:  Sound Healing Conference

Zacciah is Director of Education at the International SOUND HEALING NETWORK:  This is our 5th Annual Conference.  JOIN US

  • Group DRUMMING, its Science & Spirit, with Christine Stevens

  • Concert with Layne Redmond

  • DON CAMPBELL, the Mozart Effect

  • Joshua Leeds, PsychoAcoustics

  • Zacciah Blackburn, Sound, Healing and Consciousness; sacred sound journeys,

  • and, JOIN US IN A WORLD HEALING CEREMONY w/ 4 Grandfather Ceremonial Drums!:  Bring your drums!

  • May 1st to May 3rd at Omega Institute - one of only two major Sound Conferences** in the US this year. Join us with Sound Healers and internationally respected teachers from across the US for a weekend of Science and Sound Healing! (**Conferences in CA are not scheduled this year.) Share and learn with Don Campbell, Joshua Leeds, Layne Redmond, Christine Stevens and Zacciah Blackburn, who will be offering their personal innovative Sound Healing techniques!

  • Sound Healing Classes
    All Upcoming Programs: NY, TX, NC, CANADA, EUROPE

    PROGRAMS IN Dallas, TX, W. NY (Avoca, Ithaca), Asheveille, NC, MONTREAL, CAN, and EUROPE!
    Opening The Seals:  
    Awakening and Seeding Elevated States
    of Consciousness through our Sacred Centers

    May 23-24,

      April 25-26; The ChristHeart Initiations:
                                Upon the Wings of Magdalene; 

      Entering the Heart of Creation; Dallas, TX

    May 9-10;  The Hathors, Illuminating Consciousness:  Ithaca NY,

     EUROPE:  Workshops/Seminars:  July - August, 2009
    4 WEEKS of trainings, workshops, presentations, and journeys in The High Alps,
    Lakes, Valleys, and Moors of Southern Germany and Switzerland.

    From March thru August:
    View all of our upcoming special programs to bring dear awareness, awakening, enlightenment, and relevance into our lives during these most precious and special times.
    The services with Sacred Sound bring us into transcendent states of waking that allow us to see and experience our lives in such precious ways, to recognize and honor our divinity as we are meant to do, and enter pathways which can serve all we are here to do.
    We are being asked to come forward, to step into our rightful place as holy beings.
    Each day we are entering new opportunities to come into our aliveness, and well being, our fullness, and ability to reach beyond our own grasping, to serve the greater good.

    Many blessings in your lives and practice,

    Zacciah Blackburn and Staff
    The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies
    PO Box 389
    Ascutney VT  05030

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    Our full list of Programs in Germany and Switzerland in July and August, 2009, are now available.
    The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies

    We wish you each the very best in this practice, and in your continued exploration and evolution of life.

    For further assistance in such meditative practices, and much more advanced techniques and studies, join us in any of our many upcoming programs, or make an appointment for private time with Zacciah for one on one training, facilitated journeys, or therapeutic practices.

    Many, many blessings in the journey.
    I look forward to sharing more with each of you.
    Zacciah Blackburn

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    The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies
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    We wish many blessings upon each of you in these coming, extraordinary times. 
    We offer this body of work in service to assist us, each, individually, and collectively, to enter these new times of Awakening to our Divinity, Beauty, Power, Joy, Abundance, and Well Being.
    We are here to assist you, in private and group practice, as we enter more fully these incredible times of Change, Transformation, Awakening, and New Being.

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    Many Blessings,
    Zacciah Blackburn
    The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies
    Ascutney, VT  05030   USA

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    If you missed our last main newsletter, see below, from our last two readings:

    What is Healing?
    Why are we here?
    What is happening during these transformative times, and during those magical times of 2-4 AM time, the time of the thinning veils? 
        Are you waking up without knowing what to do?  (Here are some suggestions many have found useful!)

    Read stories relating to each of these inquiries, in our last newsletters 

    From Our Recent Newsletters, additional Thoughts and prayers:

    Center of Light News 10.08.08.  

    To see a greater truth, dreaming the new dream.
    Lifting the Veils:

    We come from a subtle time.
    We have knowledge and awareness beyond our current beliefs, even beyond many of our imaginations.
    We are so much more than we think we are, or have been taught to be.
    How do we see, and access awareness of the worlds and understanding beyond our common bonds?
    We must let go of the illusion of the Veils we cling to, which keep us from seeing our own greater Truth.
    They are called obscurations in many tongues...that which obscures us from the Truth.

    They are self-induced, the Veils.
    If we were to peer into the Truth, we shall see into Pure Mind.  Pure Creation.  Pure Reality.  To do so, we must see beyond all Fear and Illusion. 
    We must see beyond All we have made up, to believe, to protect us, to survive in a world we have perceived or experienced as hostile, violent, shameful, not intact, not at One with the All That Is.
    We have come to believe we are separate from the Greater Reality.  Many of us have not even perceived it..
    All the great teachers have told us we suffer from illusion of separation, that, in reality, we are One, not living in a world of isolation or suffering, but a great and benevolent Truth (we are the Buddha; the kingdom of heaven is at hand, or within....)
    How do we see beyond our suffering to recognize that heaven within?

    What is beyond the Veil we call death?
    Why do so many masters teach us we create our own reality, springing from, as the Hindus say, the "Cave of Brahma", (behind the third eye region of the 'upper brain centers?')

    What would happen if we chose to peer beyond death, beyond all that we fear the most.
    Why do so many cultures offer allies to accompany us through the portals of death?
    What allies would be beneficial to call upon?  Why, how, can they help us to not linger, but to make safe passage through the portals beyond this reality?
    Can this understanding help us to bridge into the greater Realities at this time, to Peer Beyond the Veils?

    If we cling to reality, we cannot pierce Reality with our breath or vision.  For it is free and luminous, not contained or held.
    ("neither Real nor unreal, both existing and non-existing, self luminous, and self-liberating")
    We must let go of how we imagine we perceive reality, let go of all of our beliefs of how Reality is constructed, in order to perceive it as it is.
    Even then, it is as free as every thought we create.

    We must let go of all fear, illusion, death, grief, doubt, anger, shame, fear, guilt, remorse, all judgement, yes, all fear.

    We must be able and willing to perceive ultimate purity.
    Face it without pre-conception.
    And be willing to let go impurities in order to perceive it.
    And be willing to understand, to face, ourselves as ultimate purity.

    We must be able and willing to embrace the incontinence of our own Divinity (not contained.)
    The beauty, richness, and durablity of our being beyond all current fathomable belief.
    All we perceive, we are.

    All we perceive.

    We are the Buddha, the Buddha tell us.
    "Greater things than these shall be done."
    All else is illusion.

    What would happen if we do project our own reality onto the great matrix of life?
    What if our beliefs did create our reality?
    Then, whatever we believe can project onto that screen.
    Thus, we must learn to contain our beliefs within the matrix of harmony of All Life.
    Not just contain, but purify.
    Move beyond duality, to pierce the Veil of Unity.

    We are living in the time of the "Lifting of the Veils".  This is the nature, the actual meaning, of  both, "Revelations," and, 'The Apocalypse."
    We are living in those times.  Let us create the reality anew.  In harmony with All Life, as we have been given to do.  Let us re-enter the Garden.
    Let us Dream the New Dream, and enter relationship with the sacred dreamweavers of this earth to weave the fabric of creation in harmony, beauty and balance.

     As we come to the portal of release of how we believe reality is constructed, to witness it as it is,
    we must come to pure consciousness, or all fear will be projected upon that screen.
    Thank goodness our power of perception is limited.
    But, as we purify, as the Veils thin, our ability to see more distinctly into the worlds beyond illusion grows more distinct.
    If we hold one thread of impure thought, of fear or obstruction, that is the thread we will last perceive before we move into the construction of reality based upon pure thought, pure perception, pure being, pure reality.  This is the nature of the "Bardos" the Tibetans so vividly assist their patrons through at times of death, accompanying their comrades beyond the self constructed illusions, back to the "realms of pure light and sound."

    It is by facing this level of consciousness, at the deepest level of our being, that we shall be able to move through our current states of confusion and suffering, and into an individual, and collective state of Awakening.  The new world, the new dream, which is unfolding during this time of "Revelations, of 'Lifting of the Veils.' "
    Every great saint and teacher has passed through this great portal, whether it be Gautama facing the Lord Maya, to Yeshua facing the Deceiver in the desert.

    We each have the perception, the wisdom the courage and knowledge within us to make this safe passage. 
    Yet, keen understanding of methodology for holding to awakened states is most beneficial to assist us.
    Collective prayer also can generate states of synergy further assisting us to move beyond the most common yoke.

    Let us face our thoughts, our obscurations, our impurities, by focusing upon our pure being, as a source of understanding, of harmony, or tansmuting fear and illusion.
    Let us move our awareness into the well of emptiness, the void of creation, from which all life springs.

    Let us slowly learn to weave the threads of a stronger creation, based upon the universal principals of harmony, of balance, of pure perception, of pure being.
    And join together, to collectively weave those threads into a matrix of beauty, balance, wonder, joy, ecstasy, harmony, generated in the love of and for all beings, all universes,
    working with the DreamWeavers of this Sacred Earth, in service to all creation.
    Let us:

    Be of Pure Mind.

    'Place all your awareness upon the One True Source of Being.
    All else is entanglement.'

    If you feel called, please, join with us in world service next weekend, Oct 18-19, see below.
    Also, see 'final note' below, on the current dissolution of the economy.

    Many blessings to all.
    Zacciah Blackburn

    We  welcome you to share our thoughts with others.
    Please include this acknowledgement of the source of this material.
    2008 Zacciah Blackburn,, 802.674.9585,
    The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies


      "We can only open eyes that are willing to see."

    Teachings on the Nature and Authenticity of the Human Soul
    Calling upon the Sanctity of all Humanity
    to Open to the New World, The New Dream for this World
    to engage in our creative potential
    to assume our Divine Heritage
    to take our place as Co-Creators of the New Reality
    In Acts of Deep Personal and Planetary Transformation

    Come and Dream with us, and the Dreamweavers of this great Earth, the New Dream.

    For additional information, or to register:

    (subtle:  finely textured, cloth woven on a loom.
    incontinence:  not contained
    merriam webster)

    In a final note,
    We are currently witnessing the dissolution of our economy, and so much more, around us.
    It is easy to allow fear or panic to direct our emotions, feelings, actions at times of such instability.
    If we were to listen to the spin doctors and news addicts, we could easily buy into their panic, as they have no frame of reference to place this in, just as the news anchors have not understood the greater picture of growing world catatastrophes, climate change, and so much more.
    This is part of the transformational process which we should be expecting to occur, as older systems not based on the harmonic principals of universal being, collapse, to make room for the new and rising harmonic consciousness of creation.  Ancient prophecies speak in many tongues, of the 'collapse of archaic systems which no longer serve us,' as we come into balance and harmony from within ourselves, individually, and collectively, to build a new consciousness.  They all point to this time, as the time of New Awakening.
    The seeds have already been sown.  What we focus upon, and how we live, is vital to the weaving of the new tapestry of Creation.
    It is normal, in times of new creation, for there to be a period of collapse and chaos, as new energies arise to replace the old growth curtailed by transformational winds.
    Hold close to your true source of being.  This is the path.  Hold close to your true source of being.  Breathe deeply into your innermost heart, and let your breath arise from this as well.  From this place of purity, of beauty, of power and enlightened awareness.  Trust in that.  Feel that.  It will, also, assist each of us in the dissolution of our own thoughts and feelings which do not arise from the deeper reality of our own true Pure Being.
    >From this, will arise the new and invigorating awareness which will bring us, each and every one ready and willing to make the transition, into greater stability, harmony, balance, wholeness, and well being.
    This is a time to invest in your greater Truth, your greater Reality.  Only you know that in its fullness.  Trust in your own inner voice and path to self discovery and well being.
    By building on the deeper, impenetrable spirit of creation (inviolate, remains fast and pure, no matter the outer circumstances,) we become less attached to the old and archaic systems we may have invested in, and it becomes easier and easier to allow that, based on mistruth, to crumble, and pass away.  As we invest in, and see the greater Truth arises with each breath, each action, each day, we focus more fully upon that, and build upon the one true source of our being, in a growing cycle of evolutionary awakening.

    When we join in community, our ability to utilize these mostly untapped resources of creative harmony, and powers of awakening consciousness, build into unsuspected levels of collective harmony and well being, which we can seed into the fabric of creation.
    This, in part, is what we shall be doing in this upcoming practice (Lifting the Veils,) and a growing part of our many practices offered.  We shall also be offering direct methods of finding balance and stability during these times of chaos.  Of discovering more definitively, and standing firm in our innermost being of Light and Power.  What is happening around us is nothing more than the leaves falling, swirling, and blowing in the wind, during a normal cycle of transformation, just as the leaves swirl in the winds of the fall.  If we step out into the winds, we can get blinded and lost in the chaos.  If we stayed attuned to the inner worlds, we can see it as a part of Creation, Movement, and Transformation.  While we need be mindful during the coming winter, we know the days of renewal and growth are building for the following season of spring.  It truly is as simple as that.

    We wish many blessings upon each of you in these coming, extraordinary times. 
    We offer this body of work in service to assist us, each, individually, and collectively, to enter these new times of Awakening to our Divinity, Beauty, Power, Joy, Abundance, and Well Being.
    We are here to assist you, in private and group practice, as we enter more fully these incredible times of Change, Transformation, Awakening, and New Being.
    Many blessings to all.
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    From prior News, 9.1.08:

    What is HEALING?

    Many are offering so many techniques to come into healing.
    But, what is healing?  And, what about us, is not healed?
    I often look to the root derivation of words to come into deeper understanding of their true nature.
    Indeed, there are many cultures who suggest their words, based in ancient esoteric understandings, hold the essential nature of that which is spoken within the very sound of their words.  This is a very powerful understanding, that the vibrational nature of a word holds the essence of that spoken.
    I believe, when we come to understand the most ancient roots of our own language, we also, come closer to deeper knowing, if not the vibrational essence of a word.  In the least, we more fully empower ourselves with the knowledge of the use of our language.  (Indeed, the word "power" means "to be able", giving great credence to the phrase that "knowledge is power."  Knowing, interestingly, as defined by Webster, arises from direct perception: "to perceive directly : have direct cognition of", also a most empowering understanding, requiring us to trust our own 'knowing' to come into understanding of that we perceive/  this is the very foundation of many esoteric practices in the world, to come into knowing from one's own perception and experience.)
    This may seem an aside to the nature of this conversation on healing, but let us continue.

    While I do not deny or neglect the many atrocities or traumas so many of us have suffered in our lives, we also cannot understand the pathway to healing until we have understood what the state of healing, or, the state of one who has been healed, is.

    The nature of the word "healing", is derived from "wholeness."  To be "whole" is to be "healed."
    But what is a whole person?  I have come to joke about 'what part of me is missing?'  If nothing is missing, then I must be whole....but, the deeper exploration of the nature of 'wholeness' reveals an even more distinct truth.

    The meaning, the original root of the word "whole", is "holiness." 
    This, indeed, gives us a most distinct clue, and pathway, to discover our own healing.
    To be healed, is to be whole, to recognize our own holiness, our own divinity.
    When we truly get this, that we are whole and Divine beings, our healing has occurred.
    There is no other pathway which need be taken.
    The path to that which we seek, is that which we seek.  To be healed is to be whole, to be whole is to be in our divine nature, to honor and embrace our holiness.  We are either whole and divine, or not, there is no middle ground, no other path.
    We cannot deter from this pathway and make healing our goal.

    When I was young, I worked a great deal with a specialist in the dual nature of life.  She understood all the names and natures of all holy and not so holy beings, and how to remove all the more heavy 'shtuff' we gather and collect through our misfortunes and dysfunctional encounters in our lives.  Our culture is deeply embedded in dysfunctional behavior, in case you have not noticed.
    While I became very effective at removing negative energies and assisting us to encounter roots of dysfunctional behaviors in private practice, I inherently knew something was amiss.

    I instinctively asked about this from a new teacher I was working with at a later time, how to do this work, and not get bogged down in all the heavy energies, necessary clearing and what not, as well as the ongoing aftermath of such intense 'heavy' work.
    She said one thing, "Be of Pure Mind."

    That encompassed an entire personal channeled session with some holy beings whom had proved to be most remarkable in their understanding of other aspects of my life.

    I 'felt' the knowing of this statement, I knew it to be true.
    It was life altering.
    Though not overnight, I took to looking at, and more fully embracing, the singularity of life, the Oneness of all life, rather than distinguishing and focusing on the dual nature of life.  Indeed, these were our original instructions, according to western mysticism, "do not partake of the fruit of the tree of knowledge, of good and evil."
    It is not to deny good and evil, but to not partake of it, to not engage in it, to not focus in it, to not invest in it, to be in this world, but not of it.

    Once I got this, my life changed dramatically.  I found no longer did I so easily engage in the heavy emotions our culture is so easily wrapped up in, the judgment and disdain of others, or the demeaning or disempowerment of oneself.

    Instead, by focusing on that which is true, vs. that which is not, I came closer to that truth, with every step, every breath, taken. 

    When we focus upon the dual nature, the harm or the horror of life, we give it life, we feed into it, we engage it in our beliefs, we give it power, we attract it to us by the very nature of the law of attraction.

    Only by focusing on that whole, that holy, do we draw holiness and wholeness into our lives.  We need to nothing else.
    Be of Pure Mind.

    I like the story of a Scotland Yard detective.  The story goes, that there was this great Scotland Yard detective, world renowned as a specialist in deciphering counterfeit money.  He was spotted studying bills on a train one day by a man whom had high regard for his reputation, and the man came over to ask if he could join the detective in a conversation.  He said to the detective, "You are so well known for your uncanny ability to spot a counterfeit bill, you must spend so much of your time studying counterfeits."
    The detective replied, simply, "Oh no, I spend my time studying the real thing, then the counterfeit is very easy to recognize."

    This is the nature of this conversation.
    Set your sights on that you wish to draw into your life.
    If you wish to be healed, then see yourself whole.  Do not spend your days baptizing yourself in your sorrows and woes.  Heaven knows we have all been annihilated and violated time after time again.  (most of us have done our share of annihilating and violating, as well, in other lifetimes, if not this one.)
    But, the more you focus on the atrocity, the more you build a pit for yourself to wallow in, a fence separating yourself from the higher holy being you truly are, and the greater divinity of All Life.
    Again, this is not to deny our wounding, and indeed, we cannot deny, but must embrace that wounding as part of our path.  The point is we move through it by finding our wholeness and strength, not continually burdening ourselves with our pain.

    By setting our awareness on the nature of our wholeness and well being, upon our divine being, we set into motion the laws of attraction which make this so.  For energy follows awareness, and we bring ever more so to us, that divine nature, to baptize us in that, vs. the sorrow.

    There are those who will tell us, our true self cannot be violated.  It is, in actuality, not the eternal aspect of ourself which is wounded, but our lesser self.  By focusing on that most true and pure, the highest aspects of our being, not only do we awaken and enliven that, but draw it more fully into our being, into our awareness, into our awakened states of life.

    The pathway to healing is to recognize, honor, and baptize ourselves in our wholeness, in our own holiness.
    Many blessings upon this path,

    I love the words of one great adept:

                    Keep Your Attention on the One True Source of Being~  
                                            All Else is Entanglement

    This is my new mantra.


    There are several fundamental queries which revolve around our state of awareness and evolution of consciousness as spiritual beings.
    Those questions are
    • Where Am I?
    • Who Am I?
    • Why Am I Here?

    I have also come to understand that part of the query of "where am I?,” and “who am I?", seeking to be resolved, is "where am I from?"

    These inquiries into the nature of the self are fundamental to our human experience.
    As we progress through these self inquiries in ways which resolve their basic understanding, it opens doorways which allow us to engage in our greater spiritual development and purpose here on this planet, at this time.


    It can assist us to have specific methods for entering in these states of inquiry, and engagement of the higher evolutionary powers of our greater soul.

    In another area of interest:

    Many of us are being awakened in the early morning hours, often between 2 and 4 AM, though the hours may vary with us individually, in part due to our different sleep cycles, etc.
    Nonetheless, I find a growing number of people reporting being awakened during these hours, often not having any understanding why it is occurring, or what they might be able to do about it.
    These hours are traditional known in esoteric circles as the 'magical window,' the time of the 'thinning of the veils,' a time in which we are most open and receptive to subtle energies.
    Many reports suggest the onslaught of new energies, from the gamma and photon rays of deep space, to the disruption of the Earths electromagnetic field, to the HAARP antenna array, all may feed into this disruption of our sleep cycles.  (I don't wish to mention any of us having aging problems, either....)

    Nonetheless, it makes perfect sense that this is a time our cognitive mind functions are in their most restful states, allowing for penetration of our more subtle senses with any 'abnormal' influx of energy.

    In my own life experience, now joined by many who either learn via their own experiences, or have worked with me or others, to engage in these principals or practices, I find that this is indeed a time for infiltration of subtle energy forces.  Indeed, I find many cognitive beings of the subtle realms, our guides and teachers, seek to utilize this time to more easily and completely communicate with us.

    The next time you are awakened in the middle of the night, and unable to re-enter sleep, I offer this method to try.  See what happens.

    Imagine that there are one or more conscious beings seeking to reach out to you.
    Imagine also, that these are holy beings with the highest intent and integrity.  If for any reason you perceive anything else, shut down the practice, knowing you have full control of your experience, and your field of being.
    Do one of these three things, (or others, as guided:)

    • Imagine that conscious guides or holy beings are seeking to offer you intelligent energy. 
      • You can imagine it as a 'bundle' of energy, or a ‘gift’ of life force, but which holds intelligent information which may be known now, or at a later time, may unfold in your conscious path of awakening.
      • Open your awareness in your heart, and possibly third eye or crown simultaneously, and simply go into a receptive mode, to receive this.
      • You may wish to acknowledge, quietly, or out loud, that you are prepared to receive this gift of energy.
    • Imagine that there are one or more conscious guides or holy beings seeking to relate to you in a communicative form.
      • Open your awareness in your heart and/or third eye
      • Ask for communication.
      • State that you are ready to engage in communication with these holy beings, and wait, in a receptive mode, paying attention to your subtle senses.
    • Imagine that an aspect of your higher self is seeking to come into more awakened relationship with you.
      • Simply open your whole 'field of intelligence', your field of energy, or energy body, to be receptive to this higher state of grace, and rest with it, 'nest' in it.
    • Either way, ‘nest’ in the energies for awhile.
    • When you feel complete, be sure to give thanks to those whom have come.

    You may need to attempt these methods several times before becoming successful at it, especially if you are not someone who regularly enters deep meditative states.
    If you are, and still do not make 'connection', I also suggest simply entering your normal meditative practice, even while lying, still, in bed.

    The vast majority of people who report back to me state they find extremely beneficial connections being made, or ‘downloads’ of important, vital energy or information (I am under emphasizing most comments.)  No one has yet reported nothing happening.

    I have worked with these principals with those who have reported staying up for hours without being able to go back to sleep, even getting up at 2 or 3 in the morning and working in the house or on their computer because they could not sleep, no matter what they did, and finding, using these simple suggestions, that they make profound connections, AND, can then go back to sleep.

    That is what I find.  If I make the connection, I can go back to sleep as soon as I do the 'work', that being, whatever it is I am meant to do at that time.  If I do not make the effort (I know better now,) I can toss and turn for hours.

    This is where a large amount of the information and connections to the holy beings we work with in these programs is made, in my own life.  They come to inform and teach, gift me with gracious gifts of living energies, teaching new levels of humility or compassion of the heart, showing the beauty and immensity of creation, and so much more.

    I highly encourage you to make the effort to connect with these living bodies of energy awakening you in the times of the "thin veils."

    This IS the time of the “thinning,” or the "Lifting of the Veils."
    I am so in awe of, & humbled by, how I am so often given information which builds into one of our program offerings, then I come to find that the energies of the cosmos are working in direct relationship to those principals given for our group practices currently, from the 10,000 year old Six Moon prophecies, to this time of the "Lifting of the Veils."
    The theme of this next program in our series of Illumination of Consciousness series, was set months ago.  In the months since, more and more information has flooded in from outside sources, confirming the nature of these times.  From the terminology of elders to contemporary seers and psychics.  We are entering the time of the thinning of the veils.

    Many suggest what is happening,  via the gamma and/or photon emissions we are experiencing from deep space, to the wobbling of our electromagnetic field (both scientific realities,) affect our 'normal' veiled consciousness, and it is becoming more and more opened, or sensitive, to subtle perceptions.
    Incredibly, I am then reminded that both the Christian terms of these prophetic times, The Apocalypse, and Revelations, literally mean "Lifting the Veils."  It was ONLY in the 20th century that the terms came to be looked upon as cataclysmic, according to some Biblical scholars.  Prior to that, it was understood it was relating to the nature of our abilities to once again see into the Other Worlds of Creation, to perceive directly the greater truth.

    The Time IS Now.
    The Veils Are Lifting, as we enter this time of the Great Transformation, or Transfiguration, the Resurrection, or lifting up, of our own being.  Elders and Teachers the world over are telling us we each must do our part to enter into the Collective Transformation, to make it successful.  It only makes sense.  If we do not engage in doing what we need to do to create a new and harmonious world, it cannot be done, for we each are part of it.

    Our programs are offered as world service, to assist us each to come into illumined, harmonious, awakened states, to meet and sustain our personal power, to Lift the Veils to our own inner knowing and direct perception, to see the One True Source of Being, to know infinitely Who We Are, and Why We Have Come at this time, to take part in this great odyssey of collective being, to Awaken as a race of beings, ready to do our part in the Universal Knowing.


    It requires us to step into our Authentic Being and Power, to stand in the highest Integrity of our True Being.

    Many of us have come from Other Times and Places.  It is beneficial for those who do not know, to practice methods to experience our greater selves and purpose, to witness, and then be able to stand in our authentic power and integrity.  It is beneficial, for those who do know, to come together in community to celebrate and create practices to ground and immerse ourselves collectively into this greater awareness, and utilize the synergy of group dynamics, to build and enliven the greater collective field, for the good of the Whole.
    Many have invested in these times.  The Ancient Ones from many other times and places have told us, these times are critical to more than our small minds have yet to comprehend, in relation to the unfolding of the Greater Universe.  They also are quick to tell us WE are SO MUCH MORE than our minds have yet to conceive.  That we are great luminous beings of light, waiting to emerge, such as from a cocoon, or, from beneath a veil.
    It was the great Shekinah which rested behind the veils of many temples of ancient times, the Cosmic Mother, the aspect of the Godhead with enough compassion that we could touch.  It is indeed through the principals of the Divine Feminine that this awakening is occurring, but in balance and harmony, finally, again, with the Divine Masculine.  Come and embrace with us, these magical times.

    Come and Dream with us, and the Dreamweavers of this great Earth, the New Dream.

    Many blessings to all.
    Zacciah Blackburn



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