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What is Healing:  Lifting the Veils:  the time of the Thinning Veils

Center of Light News  9.01.08

Prayers and Blessings to those on the Gulf Coast!

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, below.
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Many have come at this time and place for a specific purpose.
The Hopi Elders have made it clear:  'We are The Ones We Have Been Waiting for.' 

We are the Ancient Ones. 
Come, and join with us, as we discover ever more distinctly, who we truly are, and why we are here, and join together with others, to Dream the New Dream.

How do you envision the world beyond 2012?
We cannot wait to create it.  We are creating it.  The Time is Now.
Join with us as we enter the New Dream, weaving, literally, with the grandmothers, the threads of the fabric of Creation, Dreaming with the Dreamweavers, the New Dream.
We invite you to gather with this growing community of emerging students of the greater mysteries, as we enter world service, first moving into states of awakening within our own being, then offering that illumination to the world, in service for all humanity, for all life, in these times of Great Transformation, or, Transfiguration, for all Humanity;.

  • Oct 18-19, the Stone Church, BELLOWS FALLS, VT: 
  • Nov 15- 17, DALLAS, TX:  
    • DAUGHTERS OF SEKHMET: THE SACRED CORDS OF PAST AND FUTURE LIVES, including one day of high Tantric practice.
  • Nov 22-24, ASHEVILLE, NC
    • DAUGHTERS OF SEKHMET: THE SACRED CORDS OF PAST AND FUTURE LIVES, including one day of high Tantric practice.

Because of the holiday, we have extended our early registration discounts until Friday, Sept 4, at 4 PM.**
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          First SOUND HEALERS TRAINING OF 2008-2009 Year coming SEPT 19-21

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             APDA Parkinson's Disease Information Clinic;  All Day Event, Concord, NH
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    Oct. 5, Sunday: The ILLUMINATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS: Workshop, 1:00-3:00pm  
             At the Moonlight Body Mind Spirit Festival, Milton, VT  (Event is Oct 4-5)


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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Zacciah Blackburn is a sound healer trained in classical healing and shamanic traditions, and sacred sound cultures. 
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