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We are all connected.
Though many of us may understand this on any number of levels, some of us may not have fully realized the vast potential of what this can mean, and how that can affect us, and our well-being. For instance, many of us certainly feel we are connected to each other in our families or community. Some of us realize we are interconnected to all humanity, or even to all of life on Earth. In indigenous and wisdom traditions, this often, also means, that we are connected to all aspects of the Cosmos. In numerous traditions, this is an integral understanding to one’s presence in, one’s approach to, and balance within, life. We walk in harmony with all life.
Many of us may understand this cognitively, but may not have a visceral, knowing experience of the Earth as a living, conscious entity, of which we are an integral part, much less have such experiences relating to everything on the planet, nor everything within the Cosmos.
Yet many cultures speak of this as the nature of the greater reality, from the indigenous peoples of the Earth, to the Buddhas, whom share in their wisdom path, that our suffering comes from not realizing we are not separate from the Whole. And, that this is our inherent, or, natural way of life, to experience life on this planet, as well as through other dimensional expressions of reality, as complete, and interconnected.
From this way of understanding, all species, all plant life,
the mineral kingdom, the waters and atmosphere, all have living consciousness,
and form an integral web of life, which interact reciprocally with one another,
and, again, is interconnected. It is part of our inherent nature to experience
direct, living relationship with this sentient network, web, or matrix of
creation, of which the Earth is a part.
We see many faces and hear many voices in the realms of healing. We, also, have spoken of this regularly. We see many healers wanting to heal each other, the Earth, etc. Many of these see the oppressive, depressing, dysfunctional and/or horrific sides of humanity, and focus on, or even unwittingly give life to, the dark side, shadow side, or heavy side of life that needs healing. While we cannot expand into the light without embracing the dark within us, there are other ways of viewing this and creating healing.
In our traditions, the healers heal themselves, and through
this, discover the path to assist others.
They come to understand that their unique imprint is interconnected with
all life, projected into all life, and that every aspect of life which they see
needs to be healed, is, in reality, a part of their selves. Therefore, to heal others, they must walk
deeper into the realm of self-healing, perhaps into their own shadow, but more
so, into their own essence, and into this interconnectedness of us all.
In this reality, there is no other self.
In many indigenous traditions, what is occurring now, and
what has always been understood as a principle of the pathway of life, we must
enter Right Relationship with all aspects of the Living Cosmos.
Every part of the Earth and Sky is living and
conscious. To be truly healed is to
recognize our divine origin and nature in relationship to that of all
Creation. We are part of it. We are not, and have never been
disconnected. We are inseparable. We can never NOT be part of the Whole. There is nothing we need to do, but realize
this, breathe this, and carry this through our thoughts and actions, to build
integral wisdom and understanding of our interconnection. Through the elemental consciousness of space,
and the living charge which resides within it, all life is intertwined,
interconnected, interlaced with the fabric of life, the web of life, the
Creatrix of the Great Mother. When one understands that Great Mystery of
Life, the wisdom of so many cultures seeking to define the “Great Mother” as
that beyond all construct and constraint, that which is infinite, thus beyond
all thought and form, we understand she envelopes all of us at all times. And, through the spacious nature of her
existence, her life force and consciousness intertwines between all cells of
creation. She is the space between us,
and between our atoms, between all things, which holds a charge of life, which,
when understood, is a direct bridge to pure healing and consciousness at all
levels. She is, literally, a part of all
life, and the underpinning of life itself.
With this understanding, we are always complete, always connected,
always have access to this life sustaining nourishment with flows through all
Science not only speaks of the web of life interconnecting all forms, but, has come upon yet another incredible view of the macrocosmic/microscomic interconnectedness of life. Below are two images. The one on the right is a photograph of human nerve cells in the brain. The image on the left is an artist’s computer generated representation of how the galaxies of the universe feed into streams or networks of life and light, when one moves far enough away from them to view them in this perspective. They gather in clusters, which arc together in a vast network, now understood and tangible to modern astrophysicists. While, to me, it, also, looks much like a nighttime image of an industrialized nation from space, with all the cities, towns, and highways interconnecting each other, it looks far too much like the image of the neurons interconnecting in the brain to ignore the complicity of the universe, a reflection of the macrocosm within the microcosm. The Mind of God, perhaps we could say. As Above, so Below, is one of the most ancient adages of wisdom cultures.
The Matrix of Life.
A Living Relationship with the Earth and Cosmos is part of that. Everything is alive. Everything is conscious. We reach out to every living and vibrant consciousness, and honor it, as ourselves, and it responds to us, alive. Just try it if you have not. Walk outside, and speak to the vibrant grasses, the unyielding beauty of the flowers blossoming, the trees upswelling, the waters flowing, the animals, clouds and all life you see. Speak to them as if they were one of you. Speak to, and honor, all things you meet and see, all you perceive, and all you put your faith and belief in. Honor it, speak to it, and listen to it’s response. It may be soft and intangible at first, but when done earnestly, reverently, the Earth and Cosmos will respond. To recognize one’s unity, and enter living relationship with all elements of Earth and Sky, one enters the state of wholeness, which is the very foundation of our healing, and our being.
We are one.
We are of one Source.
Every action we take.
Many blessings to all,
From Zacciah and those who walk with us. ____________________________________
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In our upcoming program, Sacred Sounds, Sacred Earth, we will offer direct experience in how to enter such Living Relations, how to enter healing states for self and others, how to create healing prayers for the benefit of all life, for the Earth herself, and all sentient beings within her field of resonance.
We will give simple and straightforward explanation of how to utilize simple tools of sound therapy, for clinical and/or shamanic practice, for self and/or others. Utilizing sound coupled with sacred intention in harmony with the universal way of being, as a catalyst for profound healing for self, for others, for the planet, for all humanity.
We will offer direct guidance in the use of voice, the focus
of attention, awareness, and intention, as guiding principles in the field of
therapeutic sound and shamanic healing.
In our view, the two are the same, it is simply understanding that one
must couple inner and outer awareness, dissolve the barriers between self and
others, in order to facilitate true and complete healing. The use of sound manifests it, it makes it
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. 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.
His summer retreat into the nature of sound, healing, and consciousness, from a shamanic perspective, is deeply enriching, personally healing and empowering, and will develop a keen sense of how to use therapeutic sound practices in one's personal or professional life. See info here:
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.
Watch for 2016 dates on this program:
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.
And, our my upcoming School of Sound Healing, a year long training beginning in September, you may enter very heightened states of awareness and experience, learning to work with therapeutic and ceremonial sound healing methods, for self realization and healing, and/or for developing or furthering a healing practice for others, utilizing all principals of understanding, of the use of instruments, voice, intention and awareness, with awakened states of guided intuition. I pray you may join us.
Ongoing, in Depth Experiential Trainings into the use of
Therapeutic Sound Healing
For Personal and Professional Development
Take One or All trainings;
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Watch for SCHOOL YEAR 2016 dates
And, I look forward to sharing more about all of this with you, in the future~!
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.)
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http://www.TheCenterOfLight.net(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.
(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.
Join us in our upcoming programs!
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I share many blessings with each of you.
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Ascutney, VT 05030 USA
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 www.sunreed.com.
See www.thecenteroflight.net, 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 www.sunreed.com.
See www.thecenteroflight.net 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 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.
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The Ancestors Remind Us
Gifts of the Earth
Gifts of The Realms of Pure Light and Sound
Gateway at Amaru Muru, Peru
Gifts of the New Sun, Solstice stone chamber, VT
"Star Cathedral, temple of knowledge;
home to the Invisible Libraries"
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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, on the Center's Property
"I will nourish you"
Sacred Stones, Ancient Gorge, VT
Sacred Geometries in Nature
The Ancient Study of the Geometries of Life
Gateway, Tiahuanaco, Bolivia
Gateways of Consciousness, the 7 Seals,
Stone Guardian, Stone Chamber, VT
Stone Circle, an interdimensional Gateway, New England
Q'ero, Despacho offering, Tipon, Peru
Sun and Earth, Stone and Sky
Sacred Geometries, the ancient mysteries
Sacred Geometries, Earth and Sky
Revelations, Mt Mansfield, VT; Earth and Sky
A Return to Beauty, VT
Qero Paqo, Tipon Temples, Peru
Gifts of Light, Stone Chamber, VT
Cities of Light, from Mt Mansfield, VT
Approaching Stone Chamber, VT
Prayers for the Earth
Approaching the Mysteries, the Diamond Light
Guardians of the Mysteries
Eagle Nebula, NASA
Celestial Realizations, Mt Mansfield, VT
Winter Solstice Chamber, VT
Sounding the Mysteries, Austria
Spirit manifest, the Fogue chamber,
pathway to a stone chamber, VT
Machu Picchu, Peru
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