Pluto’s Cave, Fire and Water Purification Rites

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By Phoenix the Elder – I want to preface this article of this ceremony at Pluto’s Cave, located in Juniper Flats National Park, near Mt. Shasta… I have only done two ceremonies in the last thirty years with people outside my circle of apprentices, as a collective Dreamer (shaman). The first was the Wounded Knee areas with all the tribes, seven years before Standing Rock, in order to prepare for seven years when Standing Rock happened.  The other was my group of dreamers from my ‘shut down’ Grandmother Moon page to go as a dream group to England around 42 ce and do work there. The third time is this ceremony at Pluto’s Cave.

My apprentices are the only ones who have participated with me, in all my other ceremonies. Most of my work and ceremony work since 1997 has been done alone because of the nature of my fated work, but after 2008, I decided to let them join me in ceremony if they mastered sobriety of every hallucinogen, mild like pot or more server.

This meant they had to suffer and burn off toxins for two years solid before I even talked or worked with them… burning off toxins of their previous decade or two, from any uses of any…

Occasional wine, ayahuasca, pot, synthetic drugs, alcohol, anything for pain, shamanic drugs/plants, huachuma, andachuma, aguacolla, wachuma, dmt, peyote, wine, mescaline, mushrooms, echinopsis pachanoi (San Pedro cactus), anxiety, sleep disorder, bi-polar, etc medications, shamanic plants of any kind. Basically anything that can and does alter the emotional body, soul body perception bodies and animism bodies.

That in itself, detoxing from a decade or two of even one item, is very painful because all of our organs and muscles have been saturated even with once a month or twice a month usage and the ‘reaching out’ for soothing emotions or mental things, stops completely. Pot in itself takes 9 years to clear the astral soul body and that is a very mild perception altering substance but after a decade does its damage to the astral body (soul or unified chakra body). When they start to detox, they have painful releases. Detoxing is harder than most people think once they move into detox action, its very challenging.

After they do this for 2 years, my apprentices can then talk to me and actually start to work with me as a student. Needless to say, I not only have to be extremely focused and stay in purity to deal with demons and shadows, but I have found no men warrior enough to withstand my work more than three or four months, and only a very few rare women sacrifice this type of lifestyle on a personal level of commitment to work with a real apprentice. This clear way of being, minimizes demonic energy and gives more power to the light souls. Here is a video example of the mess left from such drug/plant ceremonies…

https://www.facebook.com/ElderMountainRetreats/videos/1213477262131579/

The Ceremony

This ceremony at Pluto’s Cave was my second one, and the next level of it’s ritual purification, the first one was two years ago and took about eight hours and was completed by me and two apprentices assisting. This second ceremony was to reinforce that first ceremony and clear out what has occurred in the cave over the last two years.

I was joined in this ceremony by Marilee NiEtain of Soul Tribe Sanctuary, and one of her patrons Laura. Certain Soul Tribe Sanctuary supporters also joined us from their home (and country) in the purification ceremony. Linda Nelson, a spiritual Healer and Phil the Elder, were present and supported with their drums, intentions and healing, and Phil also had his flute, they are both from Yreka, California.

Three of my long time Apprentices (six years or more) and a few new Students joined with a prayer or two for holding space. The two apprentices stories are at the end. Also a few patrons on my Elder Mountain Dreaming joined to add support (from their home and country).

We entered the parking lot of the cave area, just as the partial eclipse full moon was happening. Marilee’s purification rite, occur before we started, even before we walked to the actual cave. She had to go and ‘release’ in nature and had fallen. I was waiting for her to return near the car, and instinctively I started to play my drum, a blood drum (long story). I played it very strongly and loud and then stopped abruptly.

Marilee had returned back to where I was standing and said she passed out and then when I began to play my drum, she could hear it very faintly as if it were in the distant, barely hearing it, and then the sounds got louder and stronger until she was fully into this physical realm with her conscious self (my drum is really loud).

Realizing she had passed out, she said she checked herself over, a little shaken, a bleeding arm, then got up, came back over where I was standing, and said, all in all, that she was ok. I poured some of the moon water I had made the night before for the ceremony, onto her arm and it scabbed over right away.

She had gotten her purification, chord cutting and cleansing even before we left the parking area. We walked to the cave and Marilee, Linda and Phil stayed at the top ridge of the cave and held space and did what they needed to do to support. Laura had gone into the cave and then spent the remaining time during my set up and ceremony time before the drumming started, at the gateway or opening of the cave. I spent the hour and a half set up time (ceremonial purification boundary whispering, necessary for myself and the others there), before I could even begin the purification ceremony process inside the cave.

I had no apprentices helping me this time, in the physical with all my stuff, which I usually have one or two giving service and assisting to carry a drum or two or a bag. The three other elders there had to take care of their things and their strength, so it was a bit taxing at first and at the very end, but I knew once the drumming began, I would get the full surges of energy, which I did.

I also go into trance generally starting the day or night before a ceremony and will dream also, so if anyone asks me questions or tries to engage in rational thinking or present normal human things when I get started on a ceremony, I am not really there, my trance and shaman come forth, the slayer ready to do the work, my apprentices understand this but others do not. My shaman power builds a day or two before an actual ceremony and the Moon Huntress dreamer (shaman) is not the nicest person when working at remaining in the shamanizing focus for the duration.

Once we reached the rim, the others stayed above near the rim and I stepped to descend the rocky downward natural steps towards the cave, when all of a sudden, my big buffalo drum jumped out of my hand, rolled all the way down the descending hill, rolled all the way into the cave, took a left and laid down exactly where it wanted me to set up the underworld circle (trap), which had a huge stone, with a bunch of small stones laid up against it.

That was the area where my circle in the cave would be set up for the ceremony, and to push the demonic energy back down through a second underworld hole opened up by mother earth when I asked (when I began the drumming part of the ceremony). I was here at this cave for three things, the first was because of seven non-incarnated, red eyed demonic black astral bodied ones had escaped and have been roaming the wilderness between Mt. Shasta and Redding, California (which is about an hour and a half drive on the highway).

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This ceremony was not an eradication of the red eyed demonic forces, it was creating an energy surge with guidance into the marked off circle I made, and then a force of pushing them down in a re-entry to a darker level of the underworld, where they would not return again. The forceful pushing would have been from the light prehistory ancestors I called and the magnetic force of pull of mother earths underworld.

When I began drumming within the first ten minutes, I heard the dark dogs of the underworld barking, loud and clear. There are guardians dogs of the underworld who are the light side of the dark, and then there are the demon dog souls of human men entrapped in the underworld where their karmic astral demon (regular demon) body remains – unless loosened by human behaviors of many kinds. And these dogs were “way to close to the veil on the other side” and I have been monitoring.

These dogs were the demonic kind, barking and the pull of the sound of my drum downward told me I was at the beginning of a specific level of the underworld that was opening. Those demons dogs have gotten closer to the in-between gate (called the veil), to here, compared to twenty years ago. The job had to be done relatively fast, so nothing escaped and the bigger seven roamers who escaped were sucked back in through the force of energy in between the veils by mother earths consciousness and movements.

I had been attacked only once by one red eyed demon three years ago at the volcano in Maui. I was between waking and sleep. Most of them at the Maui volcano, I saw them only venture out, but stayed near the opening and do not venture off that volcano. The seven red eyed black huge demonic bodies at Shasta have been venturing out much farther distances from the caves entrance… they were about 30 miles away. I saw the seven, three weeks ago near the Lake Siskiyou which is about an hour south of Mt. Shasta.

This is why I was there to do the work when Marilee and Linda began talking about 14 circles made around the cave itself and she alerted me to the issue. It set off the alarms of the seven red eyed huge demonic bodies from the underworld, and these things have no living attachments to them. All past life demon roaming in or out of the underworld, have a living incarnated human that belong together.

I only experienced one red eyed demon “living astral body” who had fully possessed a young man, who was one of the organizers “hemp” fest in Seattle in 2000. That was during the late evening and a random man showed up next to me who I knew had manifested from the light. Light and dark are always balanced and equal across the board (if its a light shadow, then there is a weaker light, etc). I was not prepared back then as my death initiations were only half completed, and then finished completely early 2017, so there was nothing I could do but walk away.

I even tell my apprentices to never engage, speak or look at red eyed demons in waking or in night dreaming because of the horrific connection of that energy, and the slow demise of ones mundane life rapidly turning into something that is not manageable and a crisis. I also had work to do at this ceremony for two clients and one apprentice. It was to sever demonic aspects that were invading their personal space and one was a family curse from a past life.

My work at the cave was to separate the clients/apprentice from what happened in their personal life with the shadow roamers causing havoc and attacks. For my apprentice – it was a red eyed demonic energy that had possessed an “ayahuasca” man who does the shamanic ayahuasca ceremonies. He wanted to bring that hallucinogen into her personal spiritual circle at an organic farm in Turkey which she belonged to. She stood up and stood against it in their circle they had when he presented about doing the plant journey for them.

She could no longer could be apart of her circle there if they chose to do it. He got extremely angry at her twice in the circles duration, she felt the rage of the demon in her empathic body (as a healer). She drove home and left the farm saying her goodbye to those she had grown close to over the last four years, and that night she was attacked by the red eyed demon in her bedroom.

The second person needed a family curse lifted and removed, and the third person was attacked after she went to Peru to do her first hallucinogenic ceremony (mescalera). I was also doing a cutting ceremony for myself from an issue that happen at Umpqua hot springs, where its not monitored nor watched by the forest service and a popular hot spot for the roaming travelers who do a lot of shamanic plants, pot etc. I sat in the springs and had gotten a bacteria that I have been doing intense detoxing for the last year and a half everyday. Its all healed, but wanted to make sure I cut chords with the origin.

Now the bigger interference… There are thousands of huge military (ufo) ships that have been roaming free at all the big volcanoes of earth, and are right across the veil since the 50s and they are the ones responsible for puncturing the gates of the underworld open through the volcanoes with their need to fuel up on the magnetic fields of these volcanoes. These are under the dominance of the telepathic ancient alien (humans) who have no soul, spirit or physical body, those were lost through millenniums, from their own karma and its final destruction of their soul and we cannot reincarnate without a soul. Many spiritual groups have many, many different names for them, chose the one you use.

California Photograph - Inside Plutos Cave by Loree Johnson
California, Inside Pluto’s Cave by Loree Johnson

What I was purging from this cave back into the underworld were no regular demons (soul shadow demons) or dark djinns (mental body astral demon bodies), or corrupted past life shadow soul roamers of incarnated humans, or even the demonic levels of humans’ darkest karma freed from the underworld from shamanic plants/drugs/pot (weekly users).

The seven who escaped the lowest levels of the underworld from Pluto’s Cave are way beyond these other levels of darkness. They are still bound by the rules of daylight (and the veils) and cannot enter our space, but at night they can cross the veils. These are solid black demons that are huge, about 14 feet tall, and ones’ in which have no jurisdiction being out of the deepest layer of the underworld at all.

Lenticular cloudsThe military activity behind the veil at Mt Shasta since 1988 has been sucking up the magnetic energy of Shasta itself, like all huge volcanoes on earth, and soul raping those who live in the area or huge volcanoes, in their dreams at night, hence the accumulated cloud moisture forms of the human (soul) moist cloud called the astral body aligning with Lenticular cloud moisture. In 2015, the ships (ufo) military ships (behind the veil) began moving their ships to Mt McLaughlin in Medford, Oregon, about 2 hours north of Shasta. The Lenticular clouds shows the size of the ships and will now begin to cease at Mt. Shasta, and will begin to appear at Mt McLaughlin and already have.

Mother earth is the only one who can open her underworld, not even the most powerful shamans on earth can. The military-cia operative in their cross-veil ships, here in the U.S. and the Russians and their ships and Saudi Arabia with their military (ufo) ships are the main three of earth. They all do a puncturing with electro-magnetic energy that has been busting holes into the underworld at the volcanoes, as they have at Shasta, and Maui, this took them thirty years of uninterrupted work to do it and that is starting to free the demonic energy.

I set up my altar in the cave, to attract the escaped red eyed demonic seven back into the cave, and the energy to attract also with mirrors, sharp objects (small deer antlers), water and moon water, and particular wind whispering (exorcism ancient chanting which pulls energy towards me) and then I was ready to go into my trance in-between waking and dreaming, with my drum, building the energy to lead all to that altar.

I put a circle of dried roses that I collected last week, circled it again with my staff to keep anything outside of that circle safe and lock in everything outside the rim above inward and lock out the other shadows from the cave areas. I then drew then around those two circles, with the moon water, which is a Romanian tradition.

It took about 45 minutes to drum the entire process and I asked the wind, to come into the cave, so I could feel the sensation on my body right before accumulation and then it was done, and the shit went down and mother earth closed it up and sealed it. And then it took about 20 minutes for me to do my thanks and clear my things.

Back at the car, Linda, Merilee and I talked for awhile, and they said during my drumming a big dragonfly had come (which i know whose soul that is), then they said a big yellow butterfly and a bunch of white butterflies were outside the cave. We were sitting there having something to eat after we were finished, a really loud cicada was buzzing around us and dancing a few times making sure we noticed it. That same cicada came to my window today as I was writing this article.

Cicada folklore represents the 13 and 17 year cycles (I am starting my new 13 year cycle in October 2017), and they also represent in Chinese folklore the free soul, the immortal and immortality.

Two of my apprentices assisted our ceremony and this is their share …

My Turkish apprentice: I found a nice spot outside, did the protection circle as you taught and had a bowl of spring water to receive released/resolved energies during the healing, then grounded and centered myself and set intention to holding space for your ceremony and performing a healing to help cleansing of Pluto’s Cave.  As soon as i started, heard you’re drumming so powerful, and I just listened for few minutes, felt the beats in my body.

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Hattusa, Turkey

Then saw an army of scientists in the darkness, all male and wearing white lab coats. they’re just standing still, like a zombie army. Then I was in cave near you, I saw you drumming near a big fire, i watched the bright fire of purification for a while. Then had a vision of a native man, he’s in cave, hiding to the side, and stepped forward to be seen for only a moment. He’s in his thirties or early forties maybe. Has black long hair and strong face, bright eyes. His face’s painted in black, yellow and white, kind of like zigzags. I looked at him, then he stepped back to shade.

The healing took a little bit longer than an hour for me, it’s so intense at the beginning. checked the energy before i finished, it’s well. At some point during the time, I had another vision that the red eyed demon that attacked me, cracked inside out and shouted out a terrible scream, then seemed it sucked in a black vortex of the underworld and disappeared.

The next day, I took a walk in the park, all the dogs in park started to bark, one was just behind my back, a very aggressive one. i thought, “never mind, i am protected” i didn’t see it or hear its paw steps, it just growled and barked 2-3 times, then all was silent.

Oracle at Delphi Greece

My apprentice Burnt Stone: Delphi Temple in Greece – I assisted by going to the Temple at Delphi (Greece) today and did ceremony. I drew a sacred protection circle and then spoke my prayers and intentions. I set the intention to join Phoenix in ceremony and to help support the ceremony at Pluto’s Cave. I also said a prayer of gratitude and honor to the prehistoric ancestors of the light who cared for this place Delphi and said a prayer for them to push out the unhealthy influence of Apollo/Dionysus cult who had taken over this place from the women of Delphi, for its health and balance if it is for the greatest good of all concerned.

I also said a prayer to help connect Delphi to Pluto’s cave in a sacred dreaming way if it is for the greatest good. And last I drummed a prayer to the Greek goddess Eris (who I have had symbolic synchronicity with) and honored her and asked humbly to become her daughter and to work with her. I drummed and when I was finished just sat peacefully.

After I was done, ten minutes later a guard (who had been blowing his whistle at people who had been crossing the roped off area) came up to me and told me it wasn’t allowed for people to play musical instruments there. Which was kinda funny because there is no visible rule of that, I think he just made it up. So I just smiled and said “ok, all finished” and he smiled and walked away. He had walked right up to where i had placed my boundary circle and didn’t cross it. So after that I picked up the circle, packed up my drum, walked around a bit and then left.

Burnt stone’s dream the night after: I woke up from my dream from last night. The big one was I woke up in the middle of the night ( half asleep/half waking state) because I felt the energy all around me shift and get very intense and the I heard in the dream a single intense dog bark. I woke up and grabbed my drum and held it by me but gradually the feeling faded and I was awake again. Then the other dream I had was just me in places with little kids trying to steal from me. And every time they stole something I had to grab it back and speak sternly to them (probably local Greek children on the dream planes).

Update: All 3 of my clients were cleared of the demonic shadows and the family within 4 days and that work is now closed. The seven red eyed demons are back in the underworld through this lava tube (the side cave, not the main one, because a new underworld opening had to be made, from where they were coming out in the main tube). I am sure those who joined us from their homes, but did not share their story can do so if they wish and I will add it to this article.

Blessings and peace, Phoenix the Elder

 

 

Inner Child Healing helps prepare for real Soul Retrieval Work

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – The video below, shows a mother and daughter in an artistic portrayal of separation. Separation leads to abandonment, phobia issues, co-dependency and addictions of any kind. It is the leading cause of drama-diseases, and as any 40 year old will tell you, things arise at midlife of what occurred twenty or thirty years earlier. Inner child work is best done in the late thirties to mid forties because that is when we are most open and can handle that level of power needed to return. There are young people of course in their 30s that have journeys and do healing work, but I have seen a lot of people heal fast when the “age” factor timing of this fated reality is appropriate for such healings. Timing is everything they say, and its true, even by age.

When we reconnect with this fragmented part of the self from the past, the inner child as we get into our later 30s and 40s, and for some even in their 50s, we slowly become aware of the underlying roots of our pain, our sleep disorders, our fears, our phobias, insecurities and self sabotaging life patterns. Inner child work is pivatol, meaning that we prepare for that work, we do it and we reach the greatest detoxes from it. Same too for Soul Retrievals, Inner Child work is one healing work that leads to peaks which are then released.

One time a doctor was referred to me, and he thought my work was amazing of all the simple things I did with him over a few months. He said I have been to many big time people in California changing me thousands, and you go in there and clear what I was looking for, over ten years. I told him, you prepared for me and without that, my work would have taken years.

We begin to unravel and address things we could not see or are not able to see until the time is right. Healing the inner child issues takes preparation, slow baby steps towards our real “wounding” which sits under layers of our issues. The issues must be addressed first. There is no “issue” discussing in sweat lodges, so don’t look there, this type of work has to be “safe” and under the very compassionate hands of a loving healer. 

I wanted to share several layers here in this article about separation, you separated from your inner child, through the separation of life experiences or in other words, where you soul your soul, where it was stolen or abused. Past life inner child or past life adult soul fragmentation separations are very different and very dangerous. Those go into more severe karmic pain and karmic struggles, near deaths and that require healing the self and inner child healing first before the work is truly done.

Our astral body was once complete, this luminous body of ours that can light up even what we think of as heaven or the bright light when die. But we all have karma today or maybe a handful of people are free from karma after a lifetime of healing but mostly even the most enlightened guru may not have paid his karma yet and is in the dormant state (underworld hasn’t opened yet).

All of us have karmic lives sitting and waiting in the abyss, because after 1200 bce, 3,000 years of wars, killing and kingdoms, we have lived lives within reincarnation, which has fragmented our souls apart. The astral soul body is a white and luminous body shape, like a cloud and whatever was not fragmented off in other lives, we get the remainder in our incarnation.

When we experience abuses this lifetime, another piece has broken off, sometimes this is how we pay real karma off, and people do not like when I say that, but its true. All the  monster and folklore creatures that are shadowy, are just real depictions of what our real human fragmented shadow energetic souls look like in its karmic states. Its pretty ugly and sometimes frightening when its at the demonic levels of fragmentation.

I saw mine in a ten year process when I got to the core of healing my two past lives. I saw my sons, then my apprentices, its not pretty, these demonic astral shadow that roam for shamans and seers to see, connected to those we love or those we want to help. We have all gone down that path, causing great fragmentation from karma, our own bad to demonic behaviors in lives we have not re-experienced much less remember or experience first hand.

1. The personal: When I began the more adult aspects of my shaman’s initiations after 30, as a Dreamer (dreamer is a fourth of four levels of a shaman); I lost my daughter and son, because the vibration of my collapsing life (shaman’s sickness) was rapidly approaching and I was losing regular human power of balancing my world. I fragmented and broke at 33, having to sustain what I could not handle in the shaman’s path. From the outside it just looked like a really bad divorce, but it was much deeper, than what appeared on the surface to friends and family.

Loss or death of anyone’s child brings grief, great stress or a living heartache. The last time my daughter lived with me, she was nine years old and my son was ten and a half. Of course that was only one of the many broken and fragmented life experiences I would have to endure as a shaman. The harder I worked at staying in contact with my children when all the forces were against me, the better I felt that I was at least giving it my all. We all experience these kinds of human traumas at some point in our lives, most people get one to three great crisis situations or health issues and then must live with the journey to find balance. 

2. Inner child work: This crisis then led me to even deeper work, and my path to “inner child work” began with consistency around 38 years old. I did all the knowledge and social paths of spirituality already and was finished with those and already to move into the more devotion practices and monthly and weekly healing of many kinds. Consistent healing work monthly, eventually pays off and inner child work is one of them.

We forget what our childhood felt like past twenty-five and when we have to go back there to do the inner child healing work, we begin to remember its pain and feel it, so it can release from our emotional body. Moving to a new home can traumatize a child, much less being abused which is high level trauma. Some examples of the wounded inner child which we trip over same old problems in our lives because of it…

  • Physical abuse, being hit or smacked by parents or grandparents
  • Emotionally unavailable parents or those who withheld basic affection
  • Being “punished” through kicking, shaking, biting, burning, hair pulling, pinching, scratching.
  • Molestation, shown pornography, or any other type of sexual contact from a parent, relative or friend
  • Children of Divorce, children of pot or alcohol addictions
  • Age Inappropriate responsibilities (such as caring for your parents)
  • Starving, or not in a Safe place to live
  • Abandonment of any kind, big or small
  • Emotional neglect, not being nurtured, encouraged or supported
  • Being deliberately called names or verbally insulted or shamed
  • Denigration of your personality
  • Destruction of personal belongings
  • Excessive demands
  • Humiliation
  • Car accidents, or other spontaneous traumatic events

Having gone through this process of my own inner child work for five years and being certified in some of the practices helping my apprentices and clients do the same, I saw the deep importance of the “length of time” it really requires to do real healing work in ordinary mundane life as a human being. I felt such burdens lifted from me and a heaviness that I was not even aware of.

The first half of my “self” healing journey and healings I received from other healers was to help me, to help heal and loosen the inner child from her prison. This was my human healing journey and it was powerful. I could see then hindsight when I did healing work on clients and apprentices and then their freedom also and the changes it brought. My shaman’s healing path was one of a more painful nature, dread and fright and I was even damaged and wounded from my real shaman’s initiations that took even more healing to stabilize that as well during my initiation time.

I have turned people away in my path because they were not ready for or did not need a shaman, they needed the 20 steps of practices and healing first. I learned and I share, that no one needs a shaman (healer) unless they are really deathly sick or can’t heal their existing disease or sickness (nor can a doctor help them heal), or those that chose when they are young, to take a path of no pot medicine, no medicines, no doctors or antibiotics to cure their sickness. Then yes call a shaman (healer) then, that is when one needs a shaman most.

All the other work we do in healing (not knowledge path after a certain point) and is just preparation to help us ground and feel better, and help us make it one more week or month in our heavy burdens. Everyone who has come to me (apprentices over the years), has been in the total collapse state, at the severest levels or was on the verge of falling into that abyss – and why they sought me out unconsciously or a deeper drive to have a working relationship together. Inner child work is such a big part of the preparation for real soul retrievals. There are many today that are good.

What is the inner child and why does it separate and fragment from us?

The inner child is like a wheel, and each year that we grow and experience any one of those concerns from the list above, and we end up surrendering (not fighting to live or give up hope) we have touched an inner child issue that is causing us pain. Many times I see this behavior all the time in people and now with social media, its extremely easy to see. Yet no one shows compassion, because they are working out the other side of the victim and perpetrator scenarios as adults.

As children our fear stay with us as adults, but they look different. We don’t kick and scream on the floor at our best friends house when we feel hurt by a random comment over dinner. Well maybe the introvert does and then expresses it later, but most people hold it in and have learned to control it, but not be ‘aware’ of ‘it’ anymore. The inner child “it” has been tampered and toned down until one gets drunk.

These issues overtakes us or circumstances in abuses in the family has been created in our family we birthed, this puts us in survival mode (shock) and people can live in great shock. Look at the survivors of Auschwitz as an example, the astral body keeps fragmenting a little at a time until we loose our energy completely and have lost the path and are now in the deep forests of our pain. Even then we can still exit, go to work and drudge our way through issues that do not heal.

The astral body fragments that partly steps out of us, at the age we were traumatized, remains outside of the body until we do the work. This is when peoples emotional body’s start to flat-line, and depression sinks in and a host of other issues like chronic fatigue etc. We are given a certain amount of our own astral life force (soul), to reincarnate with and when we are abused or hurt continually, that part of us leaves and stays outside of the realms. We can only address the original wound in order to begin to walk towards the inner child whose astral body has split off from us as we were growing and it remains outside of our body until brought back home.

But the inner child in her astral form is usually or almost always, separated from the adult self by the abusers shadow astral body. This is why its so hard to heal, the behind the scenes are not there even for really great healers and psychics. This is where a dreamer (shaman) like myself, had to be witness behind the scenes on the astral planes, seeing the inner child soul and the shadow soul in their prison (so to speak). Be that a physical or emotional abuser, who is unconscious of their shadow (and to us shamans, that the unconscious shadow is a real and living dark energetic astral soul body).

The shadow soul of an alcoholic, or shamanic drug/plant person who does peyote also has caused new problems in clans, tribes, villages and society. The darkest person in these  circles is always the most charismatic one. Or an abusive parent and the parent that was in denial can still bring up old wounded feelings by an adult with inner child issues at the holidays. The wounded child is still in the realm of the past, surrounded by us in the present, and these shadow bodies do not let go of her so easily, until its safe. I have done many soul retrievals but only when people are ready, and not before when it comes to healing. In group soul journeys (winter solstice), everyone is invited regardless because its not like individual sessions.

What this means is we have to do the healing work for her or him to return (slowly). After major healing has been done to understand your own depth of your personal story and what you have to reclaim, we have to work out and heal the majority of one issue or a few and overcome them to be ready for the next phase. Self healing is full of a thousand phases.  Then, this is where a shaman comes in to see who the demonic astral body is and begin to enter that realm with a fighting force as a warrior shaman to free the child in a soul retrieval. Most shaman journeys are feel good journeys, people feel supported by their book trained, school trained or conference workshop trained shamans, that is because they are getting “emotional support” for the first time in their lives, but it doesn’t mean their astral fragmented soul isn’t still out in the realms.

Past live soul fragments are much deeper and they cannot return until all parts of this life’s soul fragments have healed, and returned. This is because past life shadow fragments are older, stronger, more powerful demons when its our own. And that path requires a whole lifetime to overcome and many people do not. They can be slaves to their alcohol, sleep medications, doctors meds, pot, shamanic plants/drugs, or whatever keeps them separate from that pain of sobriety or past life demonic shadow fragment (dark soul body) and that chaos of that pain that appears. The rule is, most are totally unconscious of any of this type of past life shadow, as long as they feed themselves the illusion causing substances which only makes the shadow astral soul body eventually more powerful and one day busts through (if the person gets sober or wake up in ‘cycle’ of age).

The following is from “Union Within” and explains some of the dynamics of the inner child parenting process.

“The feeling of wanting to die, of not wanting to be here, is the most overwhelming, most familiar feeling in my emotional inner landscape. Until I started doing my inner child healing I believed that who I really was at the deepest, truest part of my being, was that person who wanted to die. I thought that was the true ‘me’. Now I know that is just a small part of me.

When that feeling comes over me now I can say to that seven year old, “I am really sorry you feel that way Robbie. You had very good reason to feel that way. But that was a long time ago and things are different now. I am here to protect you now and I Love you very much. We are happy to be alive now and we are going to feel Joy today, so you can relax and this adult will deal with life.”. . . . 

“The integration process involves consciously cultivating a healthy, Loving relationship with all of my inner children so that I can Love them, validate their feelings, and assure them that everything is different now and everything is going to be all right. When the feelings from the child come over me it feels like my whole being, like my absolute reality – it isn’t, it is just a small part of me reacting out of the wounds from the past. I know that now because of my recovery, and I can lovingly parent and set boundaries for those inner children so they are not dictating how I live my life. By owning and honoring all of the parts of me I now have a chance to have some balance and union within.” 

Step Processes We do not heal these parts of ourselves until we have prepared to be here, the action part of inner child work you can do and when those are completed (and take your time), leave no stone un-turned because you will just have to repeat and go back over them anyway. Here are some good first steps which I give practices to people…

1. Connecting with your Inner Child – Acknowledge your inner child exists, treat this part of you as a loving mother would. Let him or her know that you won’t let anyone ever again treat you the way a parent or partner did. Treat him or her with kindness and respect. This is all about taking care of you, being the mother or father you never had to you. Some self-nurturing communication: I love you. I hear you. I’m sorry. I forgive myself.

2. Get out a photo of you at the age of your trauma(s) – I ask people at this stage of their journey, to put a photo of themselves on the nightstand to connect with each night and and remind themselves that they are on a real healing journey and that they are on consistent and won’t abandon themselves. This is an excellent practice for a few years before a soul retrieval. 

3. Reconnect and go inward – A lot of people who enter the midlife crisis around 37 or 38 already have children or have stress in their life and overburdened at the prime of their life. Inner child work really starts at this most potent time to heal around this stage of life.  Those who have abandonment or co-dependent issues will peak during this age. Reconnecting to sides of our self that we never even knew existed as adults, can change your relationship to yourself and to others. This discovery is truly life-changing whether its inner child work or any deeply devoted healing path. Having fun and returning play is also an important action that is also needed for some people to loosen up their fool to lighten some burdens.

Meditation is not an inner child work and I see a lot of suggestions for that. Emotional and Soul issues are more connected with inner child fragmentation and emotional issues that have turned into phobias, fears or addictions of any kind. Meditation if for the mind, and what we try to do with inner child work is to get deep into that emotional body first. Here are some good holistic therapies which I would say commit to, from 1 to 3 years, building upon each other if you need to go deeper.

Try them all, especially if you were molested or raped or unconscious as an adult of some of your past abuses. There are many healings out there, when you feel ready to deal with the traumas of the past,  real healing work is very slow and make sure you ask your healer what types of healing they have done and do they drink or smoke pot. This makes a huge difference in your recovery time of your emotional detoxes. You don’t want to spend time having to heal and cleaning up your healers emotional body that has slipped into yours (if your an empath). Might as well get the best since you are investing in you…

* Water Therapy, also called Watsu is excellent;
* Rebirthing (5-10 ten sessions with a woman and 5-10 with a male practitioner)
* Massage Cranio-Sacral (work is very good for physically abused children)
* Energy work (any kind, except crystal healing, it fragments the emotional soul body);
* Re-connective Healing, which is a form of body soul work

As a shaman, I do not open up the underworlds or middleworlds to find the fragmented inner child or past life karmic demonic soul, mother earth is the only one who can open those realms. All i had to do was pass 40 years of death tests for her to do it. The pierce of the veil, to get an inner child, is gotten by the person who is seeking it, not the shaman. The person has prepared to meet her wounded self by working at healing all along, the wounded self with real healing work. The shaman only holds both self, the other or the group, in a protected place so they can return one inch deeper to that ultimate destination.

Some need soul retrievals for sickness, some need it for soul loss this lifetime (inner child), others can only withstand being close to the sickness of death for a few years and that is not enough time for past life soul fragment to return back home (purified, yes the dark soul of karma must be purified through intense pain to burn off karma)… I other words you have to feel the pain of people you killed two thousand or a thousand years ago, in your real body and it hurts like “hell”, that frees the soul you killed and you get to feel their pain. That is real inner child work of a past life. The Hindus say your can “breath away” your karma. Well, even a devout practice of 30 years of that is not going to pierce the veil to enter the realm of the dead.

We first have to heal the pain of our ordinary life that arises, before we can go to the next level, in other words we have to fix the broken arm, and it must be all healed before we can approach the broken body (soul work). Its all the brokenness that occurs when you open the doorways to this type of healing because its not something that is simple, its highly complex. If the person can withstand their own deep sorrow, grief and the detox changes that occur, then an inner child fragment (the astral body of the child of this lifetime) will return as it gets so close in your space, you become aware that you are ‘feeling better’. As a shaman when I know its time I will hear the child in waking (clairaudio) or at night when I dream walk when I have a more long term relationship to my clients or apprentices.

3. The Collective: Across the veils is one big dark mess, leave that to the death dreamers.

So to conclude, you deserve to heal your issues, start with basic support from a loving circle, a women’s circle, a sweat lodge, if that turns ugly or your intuition tells you something is not right in the group its not, move on. In the last thirty years, many leaders who are my age have never even gone to a healer, much less dedicated to a decade or two of many modalities. So move on if a circle does not support you, you will know because all they want you to do is serve them.

For a real soul retrieval and however many it takes, and you will know because the person shifts, they lose a lot of weight, they leave a spouse, they move, they quit their job, they make some kind of big change within two or three years.

2nd Full Moon of Spring

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The “Second Full Moon of Spring” arrives Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 20 degrees Scorpio. We are half way through our moon cycle, so chose your release intention wisely and base it on what surfaced from your new moon intention two weeks ago. All full moons are a three-fold process which then flows into the 3rd quarter moon (a tension) just like the 1st quarter tension. Full moon energy is the night before, the night of and the night after, where all of our emotions are flushed to the surface, through the moon’s magnetic pull, we then either hold it, or allow it (our emotions) to flow in order to then be released.

Last year’s second full moon of spring was at 2 degrees Scorpio on April 20, do you remember what your sacred intention of release was? If not, check your journal to see how your release issue has progressed since then, or you can start a dreaming-lunar journal with us to remember. The moon is all about our feelings, our memories, remembrance, mother (nourishment) and mirrors that are entrapped in our physical body, our mental body and come from the source: our emotional/soul body. Our inner mother that we all must eventually learn to develop a relationship with, is equaled to our inner child who we learn to protect. This is a deeper part of our emotional life.

A Scorpio Full Moon Elegy

The role of elegy is to put a death mask on tragedy
a drape over the mirror. To bow to the cultural debate
over the anesthetization of sorrow, of loss, of the
unbearable after image of the once material.

To look for an imagined consolidation of grief
so we can all be finished once and for all
and genuinely shut up the cabinet of
genuine particulars.

What is elegy but the attempt to re-breathe
life into what the gone one once was
before he grew to enormity.

“The Role of Elegy” by MJ Bang

The harvest moon rising behind Hawksbill Crag Upper Buffalo River Wilderness - Ozark National ForestThat Elegy poem is a perfect symbol for the memories of our emotional past and how we just wish to shut it up or as some say today, get rid of it. There is no getting rid of a cloud, it resurfaces the old energy when we suffer. What we do is begin to welcome it back home, returning the memories to give us insights on what we are struggling with now. The way healing works is the wounded damage has been done, all we do is reopen the court case from the vault of self sabotage or self rejection. On the full moons each month, we practice the sacred art of “letting go” and “release” so the big huge emotional, mental and physical crash or burn can be tempered. Like controlling a fire in order to balance the warmth verses the pain of fire. We do a little work each moon cycle because we are dealing with our emotional energy and its turbulence and power. In order to find or regain balance of our emotional life, we work with releases a little bit, because we are all a nuclear power within and the full moon helps us temper that.

We all receive our seasons of joy and our seasons of struggle and even our life initiations of great loss and this is exactly why we practice our spiritual disciplines because it helps nurture us and holds us through them all. We also live and thrive in a world today that relates to the kindness approach – which is fine when all things are going great, but this doesn’t really work when collapse and chaos cycles are occurring or return an old issue into our life.

If we do not enter the full to dark moon phase of our inner life, then we keep searching harder and deeper for the life we built on growth and praise or the praises of acquisitions, new beginnings, new marriages, adventures or accomplishments of the tactile physical life. These are all good, but for those of us who must learn to live cyclical with both sun and moon, its because we have complicated or empathic soul nature and others who do not, or hide away from, do not understand our processes. We must deal with our emotional life daily or weekly, otherwise it all goes to hell (chaos).

The world doesn’t seem to care too much about this invisible hell reality of ours, which we only develop stronger in our senses, seeing and intuitive nature, the world only cares what gifts this brings them and sometimes even then, its unwanted. So we must learn how to protect and care for our soul and its expression of emotion instead – regardless of what the world does. Our moon self, must trust and find our beliefs as valuable, even finding the gems in our soul’s dreaming, because these are all truly an ‘invisible’ reality expressed – one made of energy & motion (change) equaling e-motion. We must all eventually come to terms with this part of our self and learn to first be responsible with it, secondly to trust it and third turn the word crazy or chaos into visionary and experienced.

This moon cycle Mercury & Uranus grants us a wish, these are both conjunct this full moon, and contain subtle power, if you pay attention. The listening and communication of Mercury is our everyday mundane life who meets with the deeper Uranian listening and communication that is more worldly into the non-physical everyday life (metaphysical). This is when magical or chaosical things happen.

Example: I was washing my clothes today and on the last spin cycle while I was writing this article, I heard someone drumming outside and thought they were pretty good, enough for me to get up and check. I stopped for a second and wondered if this drumming rhythm was coming from the washing machine making such precise drumming beats during its rapid spinning wobble?

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I opened the door and no one was drumming outside and as I turned around, standing in front of the washing machine, sure enough, the rhythms of a master drummer was all coming forth in the chaos of the wobble. I don’t use my Mercury (mind) to question mundane reality merging with the mystical (energetic), I have too much experience for that. Instead, I go straight into the silence of the Uranian energy and listen even deeper. Mercury is about “choice” of whether I want a latte or iced tea, Uranian mystical energy is about accepting that life has some magic in store for me!

For those struggling this month, let chaos or loss be your teacher, teaching you to just feel, or to let go or even to stop swimming ‘up stream’ once you realize. Chaos if handled well, contains suffering yes, but its not fully your destroyer, because if you truly listen to your signs and mirrors, you will evolve with a practice of healing, into the unity of self-empowerment, authentic humbleness, a truth-saying grounded bitch and a silent warrior of spiritual strength (eventually) with enough decades of practice.

Sabian Oracle of Scorpio at 20°
A woman draws away two dark curtains
closing the entrance to a sacred pathway.
 

The “Woman Within” — faith that is rooted in the deepest intuitions of the soul is seen here as the hierophant unveiling the realities which we alone cannot perceive. The path to the mystic’s “unitive life” is opened up once the shadows of fear, egocentricity and dualistic morality is abandoned and then slowly removed. –This is the last symbol of the forty-sixth five-fold sequence. It reveals what a positive reliance upon faith and intuition can bring about. Courage is needed to go through the veiling darkness and the courage to venture beyond the familiar into the unknown is called facing one’s fear from light or the extreme.”

ieva-un-austras-koks_3293047076This full moon expect some shadow roamers to be seen around (like they always are) if you are the type to see and feel shadow. Since our Soul (is the ocean) it is a part of our smaller emotional body (the river), and by the processes of emotional healing, sobriety and a continual healing of your progressions of personal fears and struggles to learn letting go (after you have enough pain or enough information), we enter the “healing” approach to step into some smaller aspects of our fears that arise, rather than run from them. This also includes those who must see, sense or feel shadows (demon astral bodies that roam of various living human beings) be it around our home or in our personal space. Just make sure you know who is entering your home and what illusion addictions they have as part of their monthly life (pot, wine, alcohol, drugs, peyote, strong medications and even some dental medications, shamanic plants etc.) before you keep inviting them (and their shadow) in.

Set your one full moon emotional release on what does not serve your highest good this moon cycle without any rewards except for release (leading to groundedness), inner peace and self healing where we suffer this month. This is how karma is paid small or huge, just one moon cycle at a time, and especially on a Scorpio Full Moon.

Blessings Phoenix!
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Sources: Photograph of the moon rising behind Hawksbill Crag, Upper Buffalo River Wilderness – Ozark National Forest. Art of Seung-Hwan Chung; Artist Michael Vincent Manalo Photography, Premonition, Edition 1 of 10.

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Lucid & Sober Dreaming

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –
The word Lucid, in the 1500s was written down and meant a person who was “bright and shining” a sense that is now obsolete or restricted.  Lucid comes from the Latin word lucidus meaning “light” “bright” and “clear” and figuratively from lucere “to shine” from lux (genitive lucis) and “light” from its root *leuk- “to shine and be bright.” It was marked though early on and lost its Soul context from then on and within 200 years, the new meanings of Lucid was then referred to as intellectual clarity, first recorded in 1786.

This was the new context of Lucid in intervals of the “period of calm or temporary sanity” which is from the Medieval Latin lucida intervalla (plural), common in medieval legal documents (non est compos mentis, sed gaudet lucidis intervallis, etc.). The notion probably meant a period of calm and clear before the insanity or the storm hits in legal matters.

After the 1930s it was and still is referred to an unstable state of being that is associated with being (high) or mental issues associated with medications that have strong drugs effects. Recently after the 2000s its now associated with “dream/drugging” and the false visions especially from the uses of shamanic drug/plants and pot which nowadays, has superpowers from streamlined genetic organic altering when growing.

My job as a dreamer (shaman) is to let dreamers know that Illusions are the most difficult part of dreaming and as a teacher I align with the serious dreamers who seek disciplines, groundedness and self healing as a path along with sobriety. My friend Steve who follows these blogs wrote me today with an excellent Dylan song he felt was appropriate and I agreed …

“There’s a white diamond gloom
on the dark side of this room
and a pathway that leads
up to the stars.

If you don’t believe there’s a price
for this sweet paradise, remind me
to show you the scars.”

Nobody out there is teaching sobriety dreaming, but to advance in real dreaming, its impossible without sobriety, otherwise you only reach the first gate and never move beyond the illusion tests (which means you think your dreaming at greater levels when you are not). Drugs and shamanic drugs (plants) only distort illusion layers, but the dreamer believes that they are outside the box of projection dreaming (when they are not). This is why Illusion work in dreaming must match real and personal illusions of our ordinary life that we carry as people in family life, our relationships, our challenges.

The last time many people have been purely sober was before they turned 14 years old and so getting pure is a very difficult journey in itself. I also work with those who are finished with the accumulated negative side-effects of drug/plant visioning because their personal life gets and stays erratic and chaotic from such paths, especially after they enter their 40s.  I teach by example that clarity and the shining path (lucid) of spirituality, is much more advanced when we are clear, both in our personal lives and relationships (emotional body) and our advancements in all the levels of dreaming.

When it comes to dreaming and lucidity, I use the word Lucid in its original meaning of light and in the metaphysical terms, a process of using our ability to “image” as a dream practice from sobriety and clarity to become much more advanced than our brothers and sisters who dabble in illusion causing substances (like dmt, shamanic plant-drugs, pot, alcohol, medications etc).

I am referring to the ability to not only live the waking life clear and sober but enter the sober clarity of our soul’s “imagination” which is a process of taking what does not exist (the non-physical reality) and make it reality or become the great observer. This can be applied to baking a cake or building a bridge in the physical world and it can be applied to lucid dreaming and dreams in the energetic world (emotional energy, feelings, etc and our soul energy world where we dream). Its all the same principles and practices and they do cross over, bridge crossing I call it.

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The first rule of metaphysics is:

“Whatever you focus on… expands” and this is also true for Lucid Dreaming. One technique to help lucidity increase in the natural non-drug, non-shamanic way, is sitting quietly in a daily meditation, looking at a peaceful image of nature (or sitting in nature in the practice), along with putting a natural organic scent on (that you only use for this practice). Its a daily practice of saturation of both visuals and sensory. I have seen it take some people 4 years of this daily practice to flex the intuitive and dreaming soul body, for others, its a much shorter time. Some have used mirror to see the self, instead of an image of nature.

There is “no time” in dreaming and its wise to set aside mind-body teachings when trying to work with dreaming in this context. We actually have to learn and practice no-time (no schedules, no alarm clocks, flexible lifestyles) in order to advance. I think so many people have not given themselves any time to dream in their life, but anything worth mastering in life is always done slowly, grounded (one step in front of the next) and focused with clarity (lucid) and hard work of dedication. Same too for many levels of dreaming.

Eventually with enough practices, the mind-body will become peaceful, enough to let go, so the dreaming soul can speak and it speaks in its “living” reality of waking or night dreaming, but its very subtle, that is why sobriety and clarity is needed. Our emotional & soul body is not given much attention by ordinary people who like to keep busy all the time – but for some of us, its very important to give quality our intuitive nature along with sobriety, to be “clear and bright” in our daily spiritual life.

At small levels this is called trusting your intuition, at greater levels its called Lucid Dreaming. The trick of course is consistency and the practices of learning to expand and accepting this natural part of our inner life. Some practice this naturally with nature, like long hikes in the mountains, others do a more intense version like vision quests. Artists also do it through their daily or weekly art-making, but those who are serious go beyond all of those because they understand its about their soul nature.

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Some do these practices for emotional health’s well being which adds inner power beyond the will, to overcome old behaviors that have become so automatic over ten or twenty years. Behaviors like worry, stress, anxiety, mental blocks etc. which become very difficult to change, without the power of the soul. The first holistic rule is: “We cannot heal anything that we are not aware of.” Lucidity on any levels, waking or dreaming, helps us become aware of what we need to heal within.

Addictions are addictions and as a healer, I always suggest those who are under the “spells” of illusion causing substances, seek help, get massages, find a sober healer and begin to take care of your addiction without shame or judgment. We get one life this lifetime, try not to waste all of your senses by dulling them with such things, they might just save your life someday.

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Decision Fatigue

Decision Fatigue by Phoenix of Elder Mountain: The up and coming adults in their mid life transformation is a specific issues for the generation of Pluto in Libra which is a group born between 1971 and 1982 (45 years old down to the age 34). This wide group generation of people have to content with Libra issues in their archetype regardless of their sign. In the bigger picture of their adulthood, they are also entering in their early to mid-forties which is a time of leaving youth and in the fullness of the summer of their adult season.

The younger Libra generation is reaching full adulthood (37-45) now, and at the Midlife Crisis and Transformation part of their life and life is asking them to make “important decisions based on right relationship to find balance” more than other generations. The group older than the Libra group are the Pluto in Virgo generation (1957 – 1970) who at their midlife had to contend and deal with Virgo’s archetype of Health & Communications and getting things in order and structured.

Libra, Leo and Scorpio are the three “social, love, and partnership relationship signs” (sun or moon), verses the family relationship signs of Cancer, Capricorn and Taurus and the Libra generation actually needs its mirrors of friends, partnerships and social partnerships in order to see the self more clearly. This of course can increase the amount of decisions, especially if married with children or raising children within a divorced home. But to work out peer issues is the best way for Libra energy to get down to the root reflections within conflict that other signs do not have to deal with as much.

I found many of the Decision Fatigue articles out on the web and newspapers like Huffington and NY Time are written by men and have a more battle and hero dialogue and examples and that didn’t seem to cover the more emotional issues of women’s issues of interpersonal relationship scenario which are so dominant in women’s lives. I thought I would share the emotionally draining fatigue that women (and some men) must deal with in this particular age group (generation).

The Pluto in Libra (45-34) group are here to learn:

1. Finding Balance;
2. Right Relationship with Peers;
3. Making Decisions with Scrutiny.

la-balance-4Although most indecision comes with the Mutable signs (Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces and Virgo), the Libra generation must contend with relationship itself and work out triangle issues. In decision making, decision fatigue refers to the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual after a long duration of decision making and has reached exhaustion in responsibility or doubled responsibility if divorced. This is now understood as one of the major causes of irrational trade-offs in decision making.

For instance, judges in court have been shown to make less favorable decisions later in the day than early in the day by a study of Psychologists. Decision fatigue may also lead us to make poor choices with emotional issues at home and become enablers not only of one’s own behavioral issues, which are draining but also passing it onto their children in their emotional relationships. It seems when we need the most clarity in life at the midlife crisis is when we have the least.

There is a paradox in that “people who lack choices seem to want them and often will fight for them,” yet at the same time, “people find that making many choices can be psychologically and emotionally aversive.” Decision Fatigue” can lead people to avoid decisions entirely, a phenomenon called “Decision Avoidance” or projecting it onto a spouse to make all the decisions and then becoming angry it wasn’t done the way the other spouse wished it to be done. “Passive Aggressive Indecision Fatigue” is another by product syndrome on top of the many issues that come at this age.

The Virgo in Pluto group had to deal with the first wave of this, with the on set of “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” and in the 90s and 00s the holistic healers had a really good success rate with energy work and cranial-sacral work with clients. But many Libra in Pluto people tend to be healthy physically when they apply a routine such as yoga class or meditation and don’t show the same physical signs of stress as the previous generation had with the up and coming fatigue issue. The Libra generation is showing signs that this is less physical exhaustion of the emotional kind and more exhaustion of the mental sign of distress, mixed with the emotional relationship issues.

Decisions are a mental body process in general, but true “right relationship” in our life, our family, friends and our world are instinctual relationships based on our “known values” and instinct comes forth from our emotional body. If we do not know what our values are, this can be troublesome because the mental body is linear, it cannot see or perceive personal decision making outside of a linear box. The medicine then becomes indecision with the separate issues of emotional psychological issues. One must be addressed first before both can be healed and in any holistic healing, the mental body must always be addressed with disciplines to quiet the mind first. This is where the trouble begins for this particular generation in this particular stressful issue.

This can lead to Decision Fatigue, not only personally but adding to a complex and overwhelming modern technological age of too much information, which at midlife, its a third layer on top of an already busy life in the ‘fullness of life’ of a three stages of a persons life. This can lead to bad decisions when one is exhausted or no decisions of meaning at the most important time of life. Learning to free up some decision making space and learning to say “no” in huge amounts is important. This is because the Pluto in Libra generation has much more relationship issues than they recognize. A lot more to the many, many relationship and life decisions that are knocking them off balance day by day, once the thirties are over.

Impulse Purchasing: Decision fatigue can influence irrational impulse purchases as well. During a trip to the supermarket, trade-off decisions regarding prices and promotions can produce decision fatigue, hence by the time the shopper reaches the cash register, less willpower remains to resist impulse purchases of snacks. Social psychologist also found that it is directly tied to low glucose levels, and that replenishing them restores the ability to make effective decisions.

indexSo if you are having overwhelming decision fatigue making you too tired from the chaos within, i heard a great interview on the radio with the two women who wrote this book on the left. I am not a reader but I know a lot of people find value and these two women who I thought had great ideas, and great value and ideas proven to work, and how to work with decision fatigue.

Please do pass along this helpful information if you know someone suffering from indecision who are stressed out or sleeping a lot because they are overwhelmed.

It can add one more puzzle peace to your healing!

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3rd New Moon of Autumn

claudialalaElder Mountain’s Moon Magic by Phoenix – The New Moon beings Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 7 degrees Scorpio, with Hygeia and Mercury, the Goddess of Health and the God of Communications as our guiding lights. Greetings everyone, how was your 2nd Moon of Autumn, that Libra relationship moon was very enlightening and very strong for many in mind, body and soul. We now enter our final lunar cycle of Autumn in its depth of Scorpio, which flows with the river of light and shadow.

This is the time when the veil is thinnest between the physical world and the energy world, what we call the Ancestral Moon or Leaves Falling Moon. At the end of Autumn, the night becomes  stronger than the day, and twilight and dawn rule the realms of the Night Goddess. This is the time of year which includes the deeper undercurrents of healing our spiritual lives.

Traditionally it is the Day of the Dead, the Old Souls Day, where our personal ancestral lineage can be honored. Be brave this moon cycle, take the bull by the Taurus horns and find your inner Scorpio strength. Remember that in Lunar or Moon work, our stuff either starts to rise on the New Moon or rises on the Full moon, so be ready to flex your unconscious.

There is saying that when your having issues and need to find discernment with your struggles, you must clearly see each issue in a context of what is yours and what is not yours by asking yourself: Is this my issue? Is it their issue? Or is it life’s issue? If you can answer those three questions each times something arises in a conflict or struggle, you will navigate any situation much better. For example, if someone is struggling with cancer or a tree fell on their house, that is a life issue. If your in conflict with someone and they just won’t let their anger go that is their issue (and you can still listen and be engaged) and three, if its you who is struggling in a personal relationship or a business issue, that is your issue. By finding clear boundaries in complicated inter-personal relationships, this can help.

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Its important to remember not to let things crash into each other near the end of Autumn, but to remain grounded and focused the best you can. Do your rituals or yoga or meditations to keep focused on keeping “you” grounded. I go way back traditionally in my shamanic work, back to the cave grandmothers of prehistory in my ceremonies this season, because I fight fire with fire and water with water.  Its a pleasure for me to work with powerful energies, because Scorpio energy has always offered me transformational pain that always comes with a healing.

Now, with what seems like hundreds of transformations over the years with much hindsight, I can see just how beneficial they all were. I made time to have gratitude for “struggle” in order to heal my issues and find balance. In a Scorpio moon, much is hidden from us as we work our emotional life out, so seeing becomes important, a great benefit to see what is hidden, an illusion to be discovered, or that you are still unconscious of something presently in your situation.

dragan-bibin-banished-demons-serbian-mythologyOn a personal level at our own ground zero point, we are dealing with “communication” so think carefully and speak with integrity and try not to let the “little self” find its sneaky releases of projection that might cause more trouble than its worth. At the same time, practice being honest with your fears and speak up when you feel safe. Trouble is a word for change in its positive sense, because trouble is really just our own unconsciousness trying to push through our own fear.

Try to work out awareness of your personal issues that may arise this moon, and apologize quickly if you feel you overstepped boundaries with someone and swiftly return back into balance so the communication lines may stay open. Taking the high road by practicing listening will pay off by the end of the cycle and you can speak your truth with fire, as the Sag moon approaches in the first Moon of Winter. Timing is everything.

The Goddess Hygeia and her sacred Snake will help all things feminine this moon cycle if your open and honest with your communications. She represents the healing and nurturing of our emotions and Mercury encourages open communication, which can allow Hygeia’s serpent to heal in a positive way what had surfaced. She is also a necessary part of the traditional ancestral purification this moon, which will reflect our own personal health. I have always experienced the Serpentine energy appearing when you least expect it.

14717294_884487814985064_7468294090004894498_nEllias Lonsdale’s Sabian symbol for this moon cycle is: Scorpio 8th degree – A handicapped person with white hair, an angelic countenance. Split down the middle between advanced and retrogressive dynamics. Karmically a hybrid mixed from opposite sides that seldom go together, grafting onto an exceedingly inward nature a pointed and driving ambition to become somebody. Yet your inward nature contains within it a host of retrogressive pulls of great power and intensity, and your newfound footing in the world of self-mastery is tense and pressurized by shadows of the past threatening to engulf whatever territory you can begin to make your own.

A battle waged behind the scenes between wisdom and folly, both of them bearing immense lessons to move through. The folly is a crucial ingredient to ensure that the attainment of wisdom will feature compassion and bone-deep endurance. A journey for the long-haul, contested at every split second. Requiring first as much courage, strength, and inner will as you find in there for this purpose, everything being right where it needs to be for the impossible to occur and all of the chains to be cut loose.

Two extra notes: In the collective, we have the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe standing up for what is right with protecting the water and many people of many colors are supporting the Natives to defend the rights of their land and the safekeeping of the Missouri River. Please add a few good thoughts and prayers. I have a very good feeling that they are going to get what they desire. Second, in my Libra moon last month, I just finished my video series called ‘The Intuitive & the Empath’it was a pleasure to put together for everyone. If you are interested or know someone please do share, or share with your circle and watch as a group. Its located on the main wall. Thanks.

The Scorpio New Moon Intention examples
(chose only one or make up one of your own):

I am honest with my feelings
I focus on my balance in relationship
I practice daily routine to feel grounded
I love myself in a nurturing way
I use my sexual energy in a healthy way
I am healing my addiction (______)
I express gratitude
I am patient with my communication
I trust myself when I feel alone
I nourish myself at the deepest level
I focus on right relationship
I trust my intuition (the first time)
I give myself permission to be angry
I ground myself when I am too emotional
I am practicing sincerity
I meditate for inner peace
I use creativity to assist my transformation
I accept struggle right now for my personal growth
I accept exactly where I am right now in my life
I hold myself accountable
I support my insecurity
I am honest with myself
I have healthy boundaries
I forgive myself
I have healthy emotional boundaries
I honor my past
I am healthy
I am beautiful

Happy New Moon and hang in there, Scorpio Moons are not the easiest!

Blessings, Elder Mountain
scorpionewmoon_ashlandSource and Art: Claudia Lala; Dragan Bibin ~ Banished Demons, Serbian Mythology; http://aquaorfire.net/astrology/inside_degrees/inside_degrees.html; Sylvia Ji; Balkan skeleton belonged to three tribal groups – the Illyrians, Thracians, and Dacians. Thraco-Illyrian, Bulgaria’s world oldest gold treasure.

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The Empathic Apprentice

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As a dreamer (shaman) and folk healer, and an empath, I struggled many years when I was a child and in my 20s, but when I got my first computer in 1993, the word “Empathic Healer” and “Empath” just popped into my head. I did a search and there was only “one” listing back then, it was a role playing guy creating his first game. When I searched just “empath” nothing came up. Things have changed and there are 100,000 listings that come up today. I work with empaths, their gifts, struggles and healing, transition from pain into flow…

Wisdom for Empaths in order of importance:

#1 Sobriety 
Empath consists of two, the emotional body and it’s connection to the soul body (astral body or chi body). People who are not empaths just have an emotional body and are at a scale between low and high emotions, which even at the higher levels, are nothing compared with empaths. This is the main reason why, pot, drugs, medications, alcohol, wine, shamanic plants, hallucinogens, dmt, and any altering medications.

All these go straight through the system of the emotional body, lymphatic system and bleed into the astral body (soul) intensifying sickness, tiredness, spacyness, distortion and emotional pain and extreme to mild sensitivity to those drugs and medications. That makes us sucker than what those things are for. Sobriety is the best gift an empath can give themselves to feel better immediately, up to 50%.

#2 Boundaries & Emotional Boundaries
The empath is one who must deal with other peoples unconscious emotional energy, which almost all are not awareness and those who are, tend to carry denial to the more extreme. Regardless, we take their anger energy, their bad intent, even if its silent in their mind and not spoken, their depression energy, etc.

Empaths also must deal with their own, and when it doubles or triples with other family members emotional energy, friends, co-workers and strangers, you can feel as if your going crazy. Emotional boundaries and say NO when you mean no, and not letting guilt make you do or say things you really don’t want to, is a practice to overcome that fear.

Many empaths are empowered when they begin to do alternative healing, and heal with their own fears (shadows) just like the reflection of the watery image. Be it our shadow or another persons or even those who have out of bodies (astral travel) and roam, who empaths can feel, we need to protect our self.

I always suggest an empath spiritual warrior, I have played mentor and teacher for many empaths and they quickly heal or address their own issues much quicker when they are given the information and practices that work.

#3 Speaking your Truth
Part of the emotional system is release, letting go, and learning to practice speaking your emotional truth, and handling the wrath that comes with that, builds strength and self confidence eventually. Many people do not know how to deal with emotions, and empaths have no choice, they were given this gift/curse to use it and learn about it. Knowing the self emotionally is a difficult journey, but so many things that empaths “feel” are real… are. 

Others who were denial to my emotional intelligence or emotional truth, were some of the deepest cuts I could take, going to the places of being vulnerable and honest in relationship.  I soon found rather than touch their own emotional pain, in the mundane world, they would project their own emotional dysfunctions onto empaths, so they would feel because of their emotional dump.

Other’s literally dumped all bad feelings, and empaths being super receptive of energy, feeling, emotional and more, any issues around being told what you experience is crazy or another could not see it… you would be shame or scold you for what they cannot see or feel. Those are things that all need to be healed within.

The most powerful of course, is the Narcissist who love empaths, because they have no boundaries and empaths do not pull out the tough boundaries that are needed. Narcissists and Empaths are a yin and yang combination, a victim and perpetrator archetype. So watch your narcissists in your life or those who wander in and out of your life.

#4 Self Love
All empaths need to take time to both “retreat” and “nurture” at intervals because we are ruled by the moon, by the night, not the sun. Receptivity can be painful, but when one commits to a path of self love instead of self sabotage and victimizing the self through ones behaviors. Once empaths begin a path of self love, and they do the requirements weekly or monthly, they can finally begin to relax and take a deep breath.

#5 Support
All empaths must find their clan, their soul family of empaths which help with a mirror of who you are and that you are like other emapths. Going to healing circles, women’s circles, sweat lodges etc, is also another very important support group to give you positive feedback, to know you do have gifts and sensitivities as a soul that is just not found in the majority of human beings. Within the empathic soul are so many, many gifts.

My fate was to be a soul and emotional body healer, going on now for three decades, not only my own journey but helping others with a lot of success. I worked with all emotional, mental and body issues. I have been teaching moon ‘medicine’, dream ‘medicine’ and goddess (self empowerment), very small circles for my students and apprentices for a long time. Now as elder I open to the general public, having healing completely my entire empathic emotional body and all my souls, and karma all paid..

If you would like to learn, watch the video series on the empath or work with Phoenix, who is a healer, mentor, folk healer…  please contact Elder Mountain at eldermountaindreaming@gmail.com

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