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The Mother Of All Life

More from our Morning Reflections series
                       ~~Zacciah Blackburn, PhD


Winter Solstice

A Morning Reflection:

On this Solstice Morning, we wake, watching each ray of Light enter the Night, until we are overcome with the Beauty of the World, and share this offering, with you.


The Mother of All Life

The heart is softer than most of us can imagine.

It offers refuge to those who cannot.


Think of the unfolding blossom of the flower.

Slow, yet so deliberate, to open its very essence.

Yet by that very opening, and sharing of itself, it propagates its next generation.  It shares a beauty most of us do not realize we hold within our own essence.  But that is all that is required, the slow budding and opening of our own true self, the essence of who we are, opening to the world.  It is nothing to be done.  It is more a way of Being, or, at most, of allowing (something some of us still might learn.)


It is like the stillness of this morning.

Should you care to take a moment, and, sit here, with us.

Feel the slow expansion of awareness as the morning light arises.

Soft, softer, each ray increases the magnitude of light in the sky,
till the brilliance of the sun fills the world with its Vision.  And, once again, we can see, and feel, embrace, and enjoy the brilliance of this world.

Yet it is in the softness that it shares its abundance; its radiant form.

Rest with us here.

One needs to be still.  Or, nearly still.

It is in the uplifting of each ray as it enters,
that the Cosmos shares its story, its song;
its gentle wisdom of the ages,
which each sage has understood, and shared again with us.

There is an interweaving of awareness, an uplifting into the highest realms of Light, available, should we sit, and listen.  It is woven into the consciousness of each Light Ray, as it enters our atmosphere.
There.  Do you perceive it?

As every ray enters our conscious awareness, we are uplifted by the golden sun, and the morning wisdom compelled within it.
Within that, beneath it, is the heart of Creation, and its simple song.  One needs to be with it in its soft luxury to truly feel it.

It is not unlike our own heart unfolding; then comes the golden dawn.
It is the power beneath it of which we are speaking.  We want to bring your attention to the power beneath the Sun.

That which is powerful enough to move earths, and suns, stars, and universes.
Do you not recognize that Power?

It is the same magnitude of light, and the Life Force beneath it, pouring through your heart and veins.
Can you feel it?

Are you aware of it?
Can you rest in the magnitude of your own essence, and Song?
The Pulse of the Universe?
Can you allow the tenderness of your own heart to unfold in its gentle wisdom?

You are at One.

It is the power of the Universe, which thrives in the Sun. 

Each ray cascades through our brilliance with the same power thriving in our heart.
Can you rest in that, knowing the power of your own heart?

And, moreso, can you let your essence unfold through the heart.  Most of us have been taught to be closed, or chosen to, from the pain and suffering we have experienced with an open heart.

But, alas, it must be open, for us to experience the Fullness of Life.  It simply cannot be another way.  If the heart is not open, even vulnerable, this keeps us from experiencing this gentle oneness unfolding through every fiber of the fabric of Life.  What can help us realize a sustainable, open heart, is to realize that it is the HeartBeat of the Cosmos which is, also, beating through our heart.  It is being at One with the Mother to keep our heart open, and pure. 

It means we must, also, be open to our fellow humans, allowing our own inner beauty and truth to be known.  This bares the question, do we realize the vast and rich Beauty and Truth we hold within our own essence?
Can you open, knowing others may see us, even take from the beauty of our heart?
Yet, it is the sharing of the pollen of our wisdom, with the knowing of others, that spreads the seed of content and oneness, among us all.  It fills the darkness of all hearts, where there is darkness.  Where there is longing, it fills their loss, just as the morning sun rises, and seeds the world with the Light of Spirit, propagating that Light Within, and, the vision of the World, that was there, all along.

The darkness is no longer.  And, yet, it was the darkness which gestated this song, which allowed the Beauty of the Earth to unfold from its heart.

It is in this peaceful surrender, that such propagation unfolds; the Beauty, the richness that is ours to have and behold.

But do not be mistaken about its nature.  Within that surrender, is the power of the Vulcan, as well as the flower and the Sun.
It is the Mother of All Life; the under-riding flow of the Cosmos.

What we seek to bring your attention to, this Cosmic Solstice Morning, is the softness with which this light appears.  Ever gently entering your conscious kingdom, like the morning light entering the Night Sky.
It is that softness we wish to unfurl. 

So many of us are too busy to be still, to listen, to surrender, to this softness of the heart, to know we have it.  We are it.  The Love of All Universal.
That love unfolding.  Like this light filling the Night Sky.

It flows, not only through the sun, but through the veins of the bud, the egg, the ant.

It flows through All of Creation. 
It is not discriminating.
It gives life equally to All.
She wants us to Thrive.
She gives life, venerably, to all.

It is up to each of us to understand it, to take it, to receive it, to be with it, to allow it, to feel its flow.

There is no force at play here, (we do not have to force it, or make anything happen; we have only to yield to the force which already flows through us, just step out of its way, or fall into it, like the River of Life.)  It is the Life Force that thrives in all things.

Gentle, like the tender grass lifting its head after a soft, nurturing rain.

Yet, the grasses fill the fertile valley and plains.

And, this requires nothing of them, only that they follow their essence of Life;
and, do not stray from their worth.

They are part of the Whole.

And, as one Great Master once said, “Should He (or, She, they are of one heart,) not all the more so care for you….”

Blessings to All

Zacciah and Those Who Walk with Him


2014 Zacciah Blackburn, PhD 
The Center of Light 
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In our upcoming outdoor work, we enter and explore living and harmonious relationship with the very elements of Creation, the elements of nature, the ancestral beings, wisdom and memories which reside in ancient natural power sites, and ancient, powerful ceremonial sites, like the stone chambers of Vermont.  (These mysterious stone sites are all over the Northeast, but we have entered extraordinarily magical relationship with the energies and WisdomKeepers of the sites we have worked with, for years, in Vermont.)  Come and be with us.
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Feb 7-8, 2015



Twin Stars:

Divine Self; Divine Purpose.

Our Divine Self and Divine Purpose hold the yoke which binds us to this lifetime.
Until we fully understand and awaken our Divine Nature, and embody it in complete and harmonies alignment with our purpose in Life, we shall continue the dance of seeding and unfolding of karma, the law of reciprocity.

Our Divine self holds the essential nature, the Light and Wisdom of the Self, to embody and awaken fully to Who We Are.

Our Divine Purpose holds the Life Force, the energy necessary to bring us to that place of fulfillment, of Self Realization of our Essence and Reason for Being.


  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.

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And, I look forward to sharing more about all of this with you, in the future~!  

 or the benefit of those whom have not read too many of my articles,
the term ‘we’ is often interwoven into these articles, as they are written with, and often spoken directly from, direct intervention from the great council, of ‘high holy beings’ who guide and illumine this work.
Many blessings,

Some of our 2014 practices, some will be repeated in 2015:

Sacred Sound Healing, Sacred Earth Hearing retreat
Sacred Sounds, Sacred Earth
The Sounds of the SHAMAN

A 5 Day Shamanic Sacred Sound Retreat 
July, 2015

Therapeutic/Shamanic Sound practices, Sacred Ceremony for Healing the Earth and Each Other,
Accessing Ancient Sitesand Earth Wisdom

In Sacred Sounds, Sacred Earth, Songs of the Shaman, we will focus on how to use sound to enhance our private and professional lives.  Then, we shall, also, stretch out into nature, to work with the elements and ancient sites.  And, we shall learn to enter ceremonial states, for the benefit of the Earth, with the Great Grandfather drum(s) we use in our practices.

 Lions Gate, NH, VT
AUGUST 16-23, 2014
In LIONSGATE:  Awakening the Dragon, we shall enter pristine natural and ancient ceremonial sites every day, bathe in exquisite mountain lakes, and waterfalls, and, hike the high peaks of Vermont and New Hampshire, which form a perfect Star Tetrahedron.  Don’t be too concerned, we do not do so much climbing, and really, not that much hiking, see our itinerary and logistics for explanations of such things.)  We pamper ourselves in the evenings with great lodging and meals in prestigious retreats and inns, wherever possible.  And, we ‘seed’ the potential of ‘heaven on earth’ into a living prayer wheel created through our work, in collaboration with the elemental forces of nature, and the high holy beings guiding our work.  It is a journey of great personal discovery, empowerment, rejuvenation, and healing which we experience, followed by an act of incredible service to the planet, as called upon, by these elemental beings, drawing upon the dragon currents of living energies which carry the power of our work from all dimensional spaces we have worked in, for the entire week, into the womb of the Mother, through one of the ceremonial chambers, to gestate these seeds of potential, for the benefit of All.

You may, also, see prior articles, and meditative practices, with the Power of Illumination, Light, and the Solar Principle, here. (Scroll all articles to see add'l articles with meditative practices.)
2014 Zacciah Blackburn, PhD 
The Center of Light 
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(image credits:  Most images in this article are, c Zacciah;  Space photos, NASA; Magdalene, unknown artist, images of Seraphim and QuanYin unknown origin.)

The Hathors and many others of the Council of High Elders working with Zacciah guides these intimate words.
So much is occurring in our collective field at this time.  Come and find places of balance, restoration, renewal and vigor, and seeds worthy of planting.   


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(For more on this, read some of our last messages from the Earth, earlier articles about earth wisdom and resonance, some with easy meditative practices, and mp3 downloads)
There is an elemental grace which the Earth exudes. We have the power to step into it. We have the elemental right and responsibility to do so. It is inherent within us. The Elemental Grace and Wisdom of our Divine Origins.It is our Birth Right.

Claim it.


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I share many blessings with each of you.
Many blessings,

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Zacciah Blackburn, PhD
The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies
Ascutney, VT  05030   USA
Phone: 802.674.9585
Fax:  802.674.9586

Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, is a gifted intuitive, teacher, and sound healer, trained in classical healing and shamanic traditions, and sacred sound cultures.  He teaches internationally, and practices in Vermont, USA, at the Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies.  Zacciah shares authentic trainings in the nature of human consciousness, explorations into the Shamanic worlds of Earth Energies & awareness, and teachings on the nature of sound, and sacred sound practices, as a therapeutic healing modality.  His in depth understanding provides life transforming experiences into the authentic nature, being, and wellness of who we are as spiritual beings, and how to develop that nature.  He is Director of Education at the International Sound Healing Network, & co-founder & Director of the World Sound Healing and All One Now Network of organizations working for global peace. He is, also, a founding board member of the Sound and Music Alliance.  Zacciah, also, offers musical instruments of sacred sound cultures, & sound healing tools, at
See, his primary website, for further information.
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Blessings reign upon us all, and are open to us all at any time we choose to put our awareness there.
May it be true for all peoples of the Earth.

2011 Zacciah Blackburn, The Center of Light, please review note below

More about Living Earth, Living Relations, the Taripay Pacha, the Q'ero, and the Inka Seed, HERE, and HERE.

Zacciah will add to these articles in near future times.

In the meantime, look at our Earth Energies, Earth Mysteries practices here, including sacred tours in Vermont, France, and Peru, in 2011.
See our many Articles on the Earth Mysteries, Sacred Sound, Human Consciousness, and These Times of Great Awakening and Transformation, here.
2011 Zacciah Blackburn, The Center of Light 
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 Zacciah, also, offers musical instruments of sacred sound cultures, & sound healing tools, at
See for further information. 


Our practices embody these principals of sound and consciousness.
We welcome you to ask about our work and practices which might benefit you.
Our School of Sound Healing teaches these practices.  Watch for our next article on the art of Sacred Sound, and how to attune to heightened states of consciousness, embrace, embody and voice them.
Our Egyptian practices, and other esoteric programs, embody these principals, such as our upcoming Horus and Golden Body Practices.
And, they are part of our Earth Energies classes.


See our next program in the series of Egyptian Studies at:
The Illumination of Consciousness Series:  Egyptian Mysteries & other Esoteric Studies
The many realms of Zacciah's trainings into the Illumination of Consciousness, including the Egyptian Mysteries, the Earth Mysteries, with  Indigenous trainings, and other program formats, and the Professional Sound Healers Trainings, will provide ever more revealing journeys in both professional explorations and more personal transformational opportunities, for those wishing to pursue the Mystery as revealed through use of our own awareness, guided exercises, esoteric energy practices, and Sacred Sound Initiations.
We welcome your requests for additional information regarding these programs.

Zacciah, and Staff
Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies
Canyon gorge, Vermont                                                Horus' Gifts                   Gifts 
Stone Canyon, Vermont                                                                                    Gifts of the Ancients, Egypt

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Awakening Ra, Saluting the Sun
"Awaiting Ra',
Gifts of the Sun, Mexico

The Ancestors
The Ancestors Remind Us

The Gifts
Gifts of the Earth 
Gifts of The Realms of Pure Light and Sound

Amaru Muru, Peru
Gateway at Amaru Muru, Peru

The Doorway at Calendar II Stone Chamber in Vermont 
Gifts of the New Sun, Solstice stone chamber, VT
"Star Cathedral, temple of knowledge;
home to the Invisible Libraries"
See:  Gifts of the Earth

Prayers of Remembrance, Egypt

Earth Mysteries, the Ancient Dragon Beings

 Apu Ascutney, a once great 27,000' Volcano,
The "Grandfather" mountain of this region.

Mill Brook, Ascutney, VT
Mill Brook, on the Center's Property
"I will nourish you"

 Wall of Stone, Sacred Canyon, Vermont 
Sacred Stones, Ancient Gorge, VT
Sacred Geometries in Nature
Sacred Geometries in Nature
Geometries of Nature, 2
The Ancient Study of the Geometries of Life

Gateway, Tiahuanaco, Bolivia

the chakras
Gateways of Consciousness, the 7 Seals,
or Chakras
  stone gate keepers
Stone Guardian, Stone Chamber, VT

Gateway Stones
Stone Circle, an interdimensional Gateway, New England

Q'ero, Prayer Ceremony, Tipon, Peru
Q'ero, Despacho offering, Tipon, Peru

Sun and Earth, Stone and Sky
Stonehenge, UK
courtesy CymaticsSource

Sacred Geometries, the ancient mysteries

Sacred Geometries
Sacred Geometries, Earth and Sky

 Living Relations
Revelations, Mt Mansfield, VT; Earth and Sky

Return to Beauty
A Return to Beauty, VT

Qero, Peru, Tipon Temple
Qero Paqo, Tipon Temples, Peru
 revelations, stone chamber, vermont  
Gifts of Light, Stone Chamber, VT

City of Light,Vermont Practices
Cities of Light, from Mt Mansfield, VT

Approaching the Calendar II Stone Chamber, Vermont
Approaching Stone Chamber, VT
offerings made
Sacred Earth Ceremony
Right attitude:  
Prayers for the Earth

Diamond Light
Approaching the Mysteries, the Diamond Light

Guardians of the Mysteries

Eagle Nebula, NASA
Celestial Realities
Eagle Nebula, NASA

 Mt Mansfield sunset
Celestial Realizations, Mt Mansfield, VT
Solstice Sunrise, Calendar II Stone Chamber, Vermont
Winter Solstice Chamber, VT

Sounding in Boden Austria
Sounding the Mysteries, Austria

Spirit in the Fogue, Stone Chamber, Cornwall, England
Spirit manifest, the Fogue chamber,
Cornwall, England

Calendar II Stone Chamber, Vermont
pathway to a stone chamber, VT

Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru 


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Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, is a sound healer trained in classical healing and shamanic traditions, and sacred sound cultures. 
Zacciah is Director of Education for the International Sound Healing Network,  &
Co-Founder of
the World Sound Healing & All One Now Organizations.

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