If emotions are an integral part of the experience of incarnation and it is therefore futile to try to ignore them, if emotions colour life and make us vibrate, there are other energies, more subtle, that make us vibrate even more.
Emotions are animated by intense energies which no conscious mind, however powerful it is, is capable of containing. In the short, medium or long term and depending on the experience of each, any emotional repression will inevitably cause you to lose the North and you will unconsciously directed the energy either internally and resulting in the manifestation of an illness (mental or physical) or outwardly and that could harm your relationship to the world.
It is therefore healthy to express one’s emotions in order to prevent them from accumulating and thickening the mental-emotional barrier, because it is the thickening of this barrier which is at the origin of the fanciful interpretations that most of us have of Reality.
An emotion cannot be controlled. An emotion cannot be mastered. An emotion is guided. This is the first and indispensable step if you want to grow the power and efficiency of your rituals.
If you are walking in consciousness on a spiritual path and that path makes you interested in esoteric practices, perhaps you will have surfed on the NET and you found a thousand and one tips on the best shamanic or witch technique you will have to acquire to become a master. I have read and read again that this so-called best technique is to load your ritual with all the emotion that you hold within you.
Know then that this technique only serves to free you from your emotional overflow. This is in itself a good thing, but this is not enough to grow the power and efficiency of your rituals. It is also for this reason that you need to regularly repeat your ritual. Repetition is a way of reprogramming yourself and reprogramming is a fundamental mistake that makes you believe that you need to become someone that you are not. Therefore, any repetition of the ritual will cause you to stagnate in the first step for a duration of which no one can predict the length and this stagnation will generate in you ever more emotions that, rather than elevating you, will keep you in the belief that you are incapable of creating your reality and accessing the Happiness to which you are rightfully entitled.
Then one day, you feel that the time has come to progress. Progress is in the course of things, it is part of evolution and if you agree to follow the natural movement of life which is to make you grow, if you throw overboard all the old beliefs that you believed in and that are still unconsciously conveyed by the mass, you then grow towards consciousness (in the meaning feeling and not the intellectual sense of the term) that you have the creative power that you have most likely heard about, but never really experienced. Here you are approaching the second step of the process which is to contact the energy beyond the emotion and therefore beyond the conscious mind, in a place where duality no longer divides, but is complemented with a single goal: to serve the power and efficiency of the ritual.
Contact this energy beyond emotion has nothing to do with what is commonly called meditation, the purpose of which is to annihilate the ego. Thus even if it is not the one who directs, your ego has a role to play in esoteric practice and in any other spiritual process. Contact this energy beyond emotion is to cross the mental-emotional barrier while using the energy it generates to focus on the intention of your ritual. Here, quantity is not synonymous with quality and therefore, the thinner the mental-emotional barrier is, the more powerful and sharp it is like the tip of an arrow would be. In this case, you understand that it is totally useless to repeat your ritual, a single sharp arrow is enough to reach the center of the target.
Plutôt que de rêver à ce que serait notre vie dans un monde différent, plus paisible, plus équitable, plus respectueux des uns, des autres et de l’environnement, plutôt donc que de rêver ou d’espérer, qu’en serait-il si nous commencions à incarner ce rêve ? À le vivre au quotidien. À faire de notre vie ce que nous désirons qu’elle soit.
Nous traversons toutes et tous une période sombre, mais là où il y a l’Ombre, aussi dense soit-elle, il y a aussi la Lumière. Cette Lumière ne se manifeste pas toujours sous la forme que nous attendons ou que nous lui connaissons. Et pourtant, elle est bel et bien là, cette fameuse Lumière que je préfère nommer Conscience.
Personnellement, je trouve que nous expérimentons une période formidable. Difficile, peut-être, mais formidable tout de même. Formidable parce que si nous n’arrivons pas à mettre de l’ordre dans notre vie, si nous sommes incapables de trancher pour prendre les décisions qui nous conviennent, qui nous font aller vers toujours plus de respect de nous-mêmes, alors les circonstances extérieures nous mettent devant le fait accompli. Inutile de blâmer ces circonstances extérieures, car nous avons contribué à les mettre en place et parce que nous avons par conséquent notre part de responsabilité. C’est ce que j’aime dans la période actuelle : nous avons une grandiose et magnifique opportunité de nous porter individuellement, de grandir, de nous affranchir d’une autorité extérieure qui n’est plus adaptée à l’évolution vers laquelle tend la plupart d’entre nous.
J’en vois tout autour de moi, proches et moins proches, qui tanguent dangereusement sur le flot de leurs puissantes émotions. Les illusions construites par leur mental inférieur et ne reposant sur aucune base solide sont en train de s’effriter les unes après les autres. Ces personnes sont ainsi mises face à elles-mêmes, perdues, désemparées, tentant désespérément de s’accrocher à leurs chimères. Mais les chimères ne peuvent plus rien, elles n’ont pas le pouvoir de les maintenir à flots comme elles l’ont fait pendant des années. Dans ce cas, je conseille à ces personnes de cesser de se débattre et d’accepter de se laisser couler. Une fois au fond, tout au fond, l’instinct les poussera à taper du pied sur le sol les propulsant ainsi vers la surface. Nul ne peut savoir dans quelle dimension chacun d’entre nous choisira de naître, car cela appartient à l’expérience de chacun.
Il n’y a rien de nouveau dans ce que traverse l’Humanité aujourd’hui. La vie est faite de cycles et nous en traversons un de plus. La différence réside dans le fait que grâce aux technologies, nous sommes plus en contact les uns avec les autres et par conséquent l’information circule plus vite et plus facilement. Mais quelle information ? Car si nous sommes plus en contact, force est de constater que la communication qui nous relie est souvent plus superficielle, moins profonde ; et cédant inconsciemment aux puissantes énergies qui brassent, les informations anxiogènes, non passées sous le crible du discernement, font et feront encore certainement beaucoup de ravages.
La vérité est en chacun d’entre nous et la période est propice pour faire une pause afin de plonger en soi. Je sais que cela peut sembler difficile, voire insurmontable, pour certains et j’aimerais rappeler à ces personnes qu’il y a des événements sur lesquels nous n’avons aucune prise, aucun pouvoir. Les effets de cette Pleine Lune d’août font partie de ces événements. Notre pouvoir réside dans la position intérieure que nous choisissons d’adopter pour vivre les événements. Oui, des situations sont en train de disparaître, mais pourquoi donc s’inquiéter de la disparition de ce qui n’a plus lieu d’être ? Ce n’est pas la perte de quelqu’un ou de quelque chose qui nous fait souffrir, c’est l’attachement dont nous chargeons le lien que nous avons avec cette personne ou cet objet ou cette situation. Certains attachements sont plus forts que d’autres et ne nous blâmons pas de les vivre, de les ressentir ou d’en souffrir, réjouissons-nous plutôt de pouvoir en profiter tant qu’ils sont là et lorsqu’ils ne sont plus, réjouissons-nous encore de les avoir connus, puis poursuivons notre route et choisissons – avec plus de conscience cette fois – de cueillir les nouvelles opportunités que nous avons envie d’expérimenter.
Paisible Pleine Lune à toutes et tous.
Modern Western culture is different from traditional Eastern culture and this is probably the reason for many misunderstandings when we talk about the question of possession in shamanic practices of Siberia and Asia.
When I speak to Westerners and try to explain to them the context of the shamanic trance in which the shaman is possessed by Spirits, I systematically use the word incorporation rather than possession. Incorporating is immediately less frightening for them because in their subconscious, this word is associated with an act in which they retain control while being possessed is associated with an act undergone. A Westerner cannot imagine being possessed and keeping control at the same time, because as we observe every day, the Westerner needs to believe that he is the only one who has control over his life. The word possession is therefore understood in the Judeo-Christian sense of the term and is irretrievably associated with the fact that a possessed person is a victim who needs to be exorcised by a priest. We cannot act directly on this belief deeply rooted in the collective unconscious.
Everything is always a matter of definition and definitions are directly built by each culture, over time and experience. Moreover, not everyone has the capacity to approach a foreign culture by ignoring its original culture. Being open to other concepts, to other visions of reality, is a matter of neuronal connections and no one is to blame as no one has chosen, in consciousness, how he would use his brain during his incarnation experience.
Communicating by being and remaining open to the other party seems to be the most constructive solution, but again, we are not all equal...
Hold on because August is a pivotal month (and October will be next), I’ve already told some of you. We are always free to make choices, whatever they may be, but if the choices we make are no longer according to our personal evolution, the Life we embody takes charge of setting us straight. For me, it is essentially physical health that suffers and my body tells me how much I have done anything and mistreated it all these years. The question is simple: in what state do I want to continue my earthly existence? In good health or in pain and suffering? Personally, I have chosen and this choice inevitably leads to a clean slate of old behaviors. So it’s new, new stuff that I’ve already had a glimpse of in the past, like a taste of what my life would be like by definitely adopting these naturally unusual behaviours for me.
This is what it is all about for all of us: changing habits that we unconsciously adopted in response to the situations we were facing. Today and because we have a certain level of consciousness, we are offered TO ACT and no longer to REACT as we would automatically do. It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible either. Let us then gather in each one of us qualities that we have and that only ask to emerge: WILL and BENEVOLENCE, DETERMINATION and GENTLENESS, PATIENCE and FAITH...
Energy and stubbornness characterize this New Moon in Leo. Excessive energy can go as far as violence (dominant of the element Fire in the theme of this lunation) + stubbornness, because each of us wants to reign in his life, but also on his environment = a fracture more and more marked in relations.
Everyone wants to be the master of their own destiny, but… let us remember that we live in society and that we must inevitably take into account that we are not the only individual who makes decisions. Each one of us is often persuaded that he holds THE truth while he only touches on HIS truth. Man being by nature a social animal, but not all vibrating on the same frequency, what to do? Dilemma... We could then choose to retire alone in our kingdom, without the slightest courtesan, to isolate ourselves, but… many of us have a visceral fear of loneliness and cutting ourselves off from our fellow human beings is it really the solution?
While many are engaged – often very unconsciously – in destroying the old, others are already beginning – often very consciously – to sow the seeds of renewal. But again, not everyone sows the same thing. Some seeds are fertile, as they are natural, and some are sterile, as they are genetically modified. Those who are accustomed to symbolic decryption will understand what I am saying.
Let us add that during this New Moon, Mars – planet of Fire and action – is in the sign of Virgo. Virgo is Earth, it means service, care for the Other, but also for health and the little things of daily life. The other planetary aspects blocking this action, we must then show great inner strength to resist the bellicose incentives coming from all sides. We have to show a great internal strength not to react to the contradictory information poured out in continuous streams. We must show great inner strength to remain centered and live our truth, without seeking to rally anyone to our cause. This inner force is not violence. This inner force has its roots in Wisdom. A Wisdom that sits in the Heart. The Heart that we are able to contact when we allow external events to pass through us without stopping to give them an importance that they don't really have.
You are right in your life experience and the Other is right in his life experience. There is no competition between you and the Other. Only experience exists and there is no one to convince of anything. Do not seek to teach the Other what he should believe or do (according to your point of view), but simply live your truth so that harmony reigns in you and when the world collapses around you, you are already building the next one. Many of us have already chosen this option, feel free to choose, too.
I journey to the upper world to meet a guide.
I choose to rise through the fire: I place myself in the centre of a hearth, among the burning wood, and my body ignites. I have a fleeting thought for the witches sacrificed at the stake while my physical envelope disappears.
I reach a first level. I am in a desert, huge stones are erected towards the sky. I find in this place an old man already met during a previous journey. He sits on the ground, staring at a second fire. I sit in front of him on the other side of the hearth. After a short silence, I ask him if he is one of my guides. He ignores me. I stand up and place myself in the center of the fire. New decorporation, I join a second level.
This time I’m in an eagle’s nest among eggs not yet hatched. The nest is perched at the top of a huge tree totally devoid of leaves. From my position, I can see in the distance the peaks of the mountains. An impressive eagle lands at the edge of the nest and looks at me. Without fear, I ask him if he is one of my guides. He flies away.
What should I do? Should I get off my promontory or rise again? As I choose to explore a higher level, my right hand opens a large white door. The picture is not very clear, but I do get into a dark room that lights up as I move forward. I then discovered the interior decoration of a late 19th century residence. There is a fireplace, wooden furniture, a round table, armchairs. A woman is sitting. She wears period clothes, she is thin, has a great class and I find her very beautiful. I politely ask her if she is one of my guides. She smiles at me, gets up and walks towards me. "Would you like a cup of tea?" , she asks me. She hands me a steaming cup that I accept, takes a second cup for her and we sit opposite each other, on each side of the table. Curious, I ask a new question: "Who are you?" The woman and the scenery disappear and I find myself standing in the dark, alone, with the sensation of floating. I no longer have any notion of top or bottom, left or right. My head turns a little, I feel disoriented, but that’s not unpleasant. Sometimes, the smiling face of the woman appears and then disappears.
The drum rings and I come back.