Hi to all:
Ahhh…the “month” of love with Valentine’s day at mid-point. I’m sure this doesn’t really coincide with anything astrological except we’re moving into the year of the Rabbit on the 2nd…definitely less ferocious then the passing Tiger year.
Valentine’s day can trace it’s historical roots back to Rome. February 14th was a holiday to honor Juno, the Goddess of women and marriage. The following day was the continuation of the festivities with the Lupercalia rituals which remained very popular well into the fifth century A.D.—at least 150 years after Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire. On the eve of Lupercalia, the names of Roman girls were written on slips of paper and placed into jars. Each young man would draw a girl's name from the jar and would then be partners for the duration of the festival with the girl whom he chose. This festival included men stripped naked who grabbed goat- or dog-skin whips, and spanked young maidens in hopes of increasing their fertility. I guess Evening Primrose, Chaste Tree Berry, Maca or Tussin didn’t have the same energizing qualities for this raucous ceremony.
Though the Christians attempted to shut down the festivities, they did a better job at incorporating it as they did with other pagan holidays, a convenient explanation for the masses. According to the tale, in the third century A.D. Roman Emperor Claudius II, in requiring more support for his unpopular, bloody war campaigns, wanted to bolster his army and saw that his soldiers didn’t want to leave their wives and children. (Can you imagine that they’d rather love then go to war…guess the Vietnam rallies were pre-dated), so he forbade young men to marry.
It is said that a priest who served Claudius II, Valentine, flouted the ban and performed marriages in secret. As the story goes, he was discovered in his disobedience and defiance, and while in jail, he was befriended by the jailers’ daughter who he left a farewell note and signed it "From Your Valentine". Valentine was executed in February 14th, 269 AD. What a way to keep the love going (?!) and then became a martyr in 496 A.D when Pope Gelasius set aside February 14 to honor him. Makes you want to gulp those Hershey kisses when you think of the beliefs of love and suffering combined.
With the development of love and relations in it’s many forms, there are so many beliefs and distortions in what a healthy relationship can be, even what love is as there is familial, spousal, romantic, friendships, unconditional and self love. We, as a modern society blended with so many religious, cultural and racial traditions, are just starting to unravel and dig ourselves out of the many entanglements. Most of us grew up in very dysfunctional homes, and that isn’t a modern day phenomena…it can be traced way back.
When we work on our beliefs and programs, we are not only clearing this lifetime but our genetic lineage (Ancestral patterns… clearing 7 generations in the past and forward), the history level which includes our past life, group conscious and land memories and then even what the soul believes as it has come to this 3rd Plane to learn and grow. We are changing our frequencies and perceptions so when we come into contact with others, they are affected.
In committing to really doing the work, really digging down into those mysterious terrains of the unknown/subconscious/unconscious, we can free ourselves of lifetimes of contracts, obligations, oaths, trades, promises and vows that are impeding our growth. There are many modalities that work with these concepts of releasing obligations, but unless it's done in our awareness of connection to Creator-of-All, new obligations are created as old ones are released. If we keep going to the Laws of the 6th Plane (intense vibration), Masters of the 5th Plane or the Spirits or ancestors of the 4th Plane automatically, we’re opening ourselves up to the rules, regulations and obligations of that Plane as well as making it difficult for our physical body. I mention this in every Basic, but it’s very important to repeat since many people, in their habits or instincts from working or remembering these other realms of Creation, forget.
You may have beliefs like:
I have to give of my body to gain power
Suffering purifies me to be close to God.
I have to die to know Creator (love)
I will be disloyal to Creator if I’m with a mate at the same time
I have to be celibate to be close to Creator
I have to battle evil…to protect Creator…or be a warrior/ess for Creator.
The world is headed for complete destruction
I must have the disease to heal it.
(Why don’t you energy test these? Remember that words like “must, have to, always, should” indicate obligations.)
We have different ways, now, of shifting our paradigm. We don’t have to recreate the past to learn from it. We don’t have to die to know that we are already connected, at a deep cellular level, to the Energy-That-IS-through-All-Things. We don’t have to suffer and sacrifice to know that our lives count, that we matter, and that we are worthy of the deepest exploration of life and are safe in doing that. We can rediscover deep love for ourselves and for all that is interconnected to us through the Energy of Creation by just being committed to the openness of discovery in the highest and best ways.
In offering the upcoming Paradigm Shifters’ monthly practicum next Saturday, I welcome the new Basic students who have just graduated, as well as those who have attended before, to join and make your own personal commitment to learn and practice more of the ThetaHealing techniques, to help your confidence in digging on yourself and others, bringing your questions and your own unique selves in support of new awareness and understandings. This is a great preparation for the Advance level where we really go deeply into the beliefs of the Planes, and the 3 R’s--resentment, rejection and regrets-- which ties up our manifestations. As we clear the mind and we experience change quicker (in the highest and best way)!
For those Advanced students who are considering the World Relations, just think how much freer you’ll be when you can really have solid skills and guidance in clearing your hatreds, prejudices, fears and resentments towards religions, cults, countries, races, ethnic cultures which may have even been passed down to you. We are all from the same energy, and our egos have such a great need to separate in order to learn to grow in individuation.
In celebrating love and the awareness of this incredible global consciousness shifting, I remember the song that my children sang when little:
It's a world of laughter
A world of tears
It's a world of hopes
And a world of fears
There's so much that we share
That it's time we're aware
It's a small world after all
There is just one moon
And one golden sun
And a smile means
Friendship to every one
Though the mountains divide
And the oceans are wide
It's a small world after all
I look forward to sharing the love I have for ThetaHealing, for humanity and in knowing each of you further.
Heartfully and with gratitude,
Happy Love each day!
The next Paradigm Shifters gathering will be on Saturday, February 5th. The Basic is from 11 AM to 1 PM and the Advanced is from 2- 4 PM with a semi-veg potluck from 1-2 at my home in Santa Rosa (email for directions). The cost is $25 each section or $45 for both if you're an Advanced student/practitioner in attendance. Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, February 2nd as space is limited. I welcome all students of ThetaHealing®. Besides having time to work on yourself, remember that the more you practice, the better practitioner you will become and the more that ThetaHealing® can be incorporated into your life to change it.
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March 11-13th BASIC WORKSHOP in Santa Rosa, CA--Friday-Sunday
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April 1-3rd ADVANCE WORKSHOP in Santa Rosa, CA.--Friday-Sunday
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May 14-15th MANIFESTATION & ABUNDANCE in Santa Rosa, CA--Sat.-Sun.
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In the Spring '11, WORLD RELATION further details to be announced
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