The Path of the Plumed Serpent: A Personal Ceremony Based on the Maya Calendar

Written by Sherrie Locke on 5 Road, August 2014

The Path of the Plumed Serpent is a set of nine ceremonies performed once every 260 days. The series lasts almost a full month. The central ceremony is the day sign of one’s birth.

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Today, 5 Road, was my second of nine ceremonies this year, thus the short post for today. I will delve deeper into all this and the Calendar Maya in general in later posts.

Maltiox Ajaw! Happy New Moon!

~SL, 2014

Sacred Sites, Power Spots, Portals and Star Gates

Written by Sherrie Locke on 6 Ajpu, August 2014

All sacred sites are special, some are very specific. All activate something inside you. Power spots can be personal or planetary.

Power Spots, Portals and Stargates

We all have our certain places where we have been or have created that make us feel connected, grounded, present and inspired. Those are personal places of power.

When you go there physically or in your mind, you are refreshed and powered up. You can return again and again, literally or on a “journey.” I highly suggest if you are not using this type of visualization or practice, that you find, create and use it now, preferably on a daily basis.

Places “remember” us. It does not only go one way. You remember a tree? It most certainly remembers you, so say hi. You may go to that place, not to take anything, but to plug in and be refreshed, re-inspired, relaxed and to re-connect.

I live in a power spot, a sacred place. Living or visiting a place such as this will bring things to the surface. Things to be cleared will become apparent, and the opportunity to do so will present itself. Once these blockages are cleared, it allows room for more inspiration and refreshed thought.

I notice a lot of people these days recounting past experiences, it seems to be coming out in stories of the past. These are productive only if you are still in process with these energies. Some cultures, such as my ancestry, the Tewa, utilize storytelling as a way of teaching through metaphor, so it removes the personal story and makes it a functional teaching tool.

If you are telling stories of the past, you most certainly need to look at what you missed the first time around. If you catch yourself “stuck” in a specific time frame loop of stories, stop the action and look at what this is telling you about you. It may not be bad, you could simply be tapping a happier time. Well, what made that a happier time, or more anything? The answer is You.

How have you shifted and changed, or not? What have you been repeating, or not repeating, that your own consciousness wants to take you to another time and place to process? What can you do currently to be fully present in this moment to the point that no thought of the past or future enters here?

Sit with your pet, a flower, your garden or something inspirational. Please, above all, practice meditation! If you do not practice some type of meditation, how can you possibly make any progress of true expansion?

A sacred site or power spot (personal or planetary) can assist you greatly with this procedure or process especially if you enter into it with clear intention.

Star Gates

A star gate is an alignment that opens up a current or stream of information/energy/knowledge to come into our sphere for a certain period of time. A star gate has a mathematical and geometric alignment, thus creates a synchronicity. A star gate can facilitate a new way of thinking and processing by bringing in “new” energies. Sometimes the effects are immediate, and sometimes we ‘get it’ but it takes a while to integrate.

Every so often we get hit by a gamma ray burst or X-rays from a distant constellation like Cygnus. These are also star gates, allowing new energies into our sphere. The higher our vibratory rate, the greater the break through and the less physical discomfort we experience. Resistance is futile and also uncomfortable, so it’s best to just go with the flow, or “surf,” as we call it. Don’t get dragged under by these new energies, stay on top of the wave.

Portals

Portals exist and can also be opened, thus created. Ask anyone who has done ceremony with elders or knows any ritual magick, and they are likely to give you a lecture on learning to hold space before you go poking about with energies you are not familiar with.

Knowing your intent and setting, holding and closing space is essential knowledge. These works open portals. If you don’t close them properly, it’s a problem. Open and close all rituals and ceremonies, clean and clear the space before and after. If you have closed properly, there will be no necessity for a mop-up job afterwards, just sayin’. The portal will shut down after your intended works.

There are lots of stories of houses and places that become “weird” after a ceremony or ritual has been performed. I am telling you it’s due to the fact the people performing the openings don’t really know their stuff. They leave leaks or open portals all together. These are a challenge to shut down, since one likely does not know the ritual that opened them to begin with. Therefore, be mindful of your level of understanding!

There are also areas that are known for portals to other dimensions. We have an area here at Lake Atitlan, Lalibela Ethiopia is a portal area, and there’s also Mount Shasta, a couple of places in Argentina and of course Peru. Peru has many star gates and portals. You can do the research, or better yet, go there and talk to the locals. Lake Titicaca has been termed a portal area.

Just remember…

A star gate is an alignment that opens up a channel and subsequent current of transformative energy for a certain period of time.

A portal may be a fixed location or can be opened ritually.

Please remember to be mindful, intentional and know your stuff. Protect yourself as necessary.

It’s super important to be mindful of both what you are doing and why you are doing it. You hear me say this all the time, but are you truly conscious of what I am saying?

~ SL, 2014

Letting Go

Written by Sherrie Locke on 11 Chicchan, August 2014

Here we are at the last quarter lunar phase of the most powerful Super Moon of 2014. What did this Super Moon bring up for you? What are you processing?

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Now is the time to let go. Let go of what worries you, let go of what makes you feel any less than happy and motivated. Let go of control.

On this day I woke up thinking about what I wanted to post today. I started writing this before I realized it is 11 Snake on the calendar Maya. Shed those layers, squiggle out of that old skin. Ignite a new koyopa!

If you have been dealing with health issues, this is your week to throw them away in preparation for a pro-active, positive forward progress new moon that will occur next Monday, August 25 at 9:13 AM Guatemala time. So do your work of identifying and eradicating anything that no longer serves your path.

No more:

Self doubt.

Toxic relationships.

Giving your power away to worry.

Stop it! If you must in order to witness it, do it one last time and then let it go permanently. Do salt baths, let it out, say goodbye.

Letting go does not mean giving up on your dreams. It means letting go of control of how you “think” things should manifest, getting out of your own way. Let go of control. You know what you want. Make way for the Universe to shape shift and provide that option to you.

Yes, it is a choice. When that opportunity opens up and shows itself to you and you know it is related to what you want, don’t question, manipulate or micro-manage it to death, simply let it unfold. Just do it, jump onto the ride.

This week may have challenging “ghosts” arising. Past relationship memories or things that set you off. Observe these things, preferably without judging yourself or others. Take a moment before you react. See if it’s a valid memory/emotion, or just another trigger to throw you into a loop of despair or anger. Pull your feelers back into you rather than the world at large.

What inside of you needs healing? Fix that and the external world will follow suit. If you were not at war internally, there would be no war externally. So do your work for yourself first. Find a place of peace in your heart and happiness within you. Start there.

Hope and desire will start to build within you and doorways to healing and the space for that to occur will miraculously appear.

So let go and give yourself permission to be happy and healthy!

“By letting go all gets done.” – Lao Tzu

Much Love,
~SL 2014

The Celestial Gates: Portals of Ascension and Descent

Written by Sherrie Locke on 7 Imox, August 2014

I wrote about the Lion’s Gate portal a few days ago. Now I will discuss the basis of celestial stargates and portals, which comes from Greek and Vedic yuga astrology. I find it likely that this knowledge came from Egypt, but may have originated in Atlantis.

The Silver Gate and the Golden Gate

Greek astrologers spoke of two gates in the heavens: the Silver Gate and the Golden Gate, which were called the Gate of Man and the Gate of God in Vedic astrology. Many ancient cultures believed that between incarnations on this planet, souls dwelled in the Milky Way.
The Greek writer Macrobius, among others, said that during a solstice (the alignment of the Sun with the ecliptic), the corresponding gate opens. Souls could incarnate on Earth by descending through the Silver Gate, or could ascend to the heavens through the Golden Gate

Celestial Stargates the silver gate and golden gate

These gates are located at opposite sides of the galactic equator, where the Milky Way crosses the ecliptic. The Golden Gate is at 5° Gemini, near galactic center in Sagittarius. The Silver Gate is at galactic anti-center: 5° Sagittarius, above the hand of Orion. In ancient times, the Maya focused on galactic center, which they called Heart of Sky. On the other side of the planet, the Egyptians kept a close eye on Orion.

The Silver and Golden Gates are at opposite ends of a straight line that Vedic Yuga astrology calls the chakra of the galaxy, with the root chakra at galactic center and the crown chakra at anti-galactic center. These celestial gates form the basis of other alignments referred to as stargates or portals, which are not quite the same thing.

I will go into detail on celestial stargates such as the Lion’s Gate, Sphinx Gate and the upcoming 11-11 stargate, as well as portals, in a future post.

Happy travels to other dimensions! Happy Transcendence!

S.L. 2014

The Universal Relocation Program

Written by Sherrie Locke on 2 Road, April 2014

I could write a 600-page novel about Universal Relocation if turned loose from the time space harness. Today I’ll discuss the non-fiction concept of Universal Relocation, what it means and how to do it successfully.

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I have Venus in Taurus in the second house, so I can get comfortable in my habitation, sometimes for extended periods. Had you told me when I was in my twenties that I would choose to live as a recluse in the Western Pacific highlands of Guatemala, alone, I would have laughed.

Yet here I am, in my own little piece of heaven, happy, chilling’ for long periods and finally, writing.

It’s funny how life’s twists and turns can lead you to the place you belong. General society says go to school, figure out what you want to be, get married, have some kids, acquire a large mortgage, have some grand kids, eat, drink, be merry and pay the bills. Well for me, after trying all but the kid part, I knew, early on, this would just not work for me.

I had a career, areas of interest, a thirst for knowledge and an adventurous spirit. These qualities are more like an Indiana Jones than a Stepford Wife. So after an attempt at the standard life, I had to opt for what I came to term The Universal Relocation Program.

The Toltec work I came across helped me to free myself, to really allow my true being, to rise from the ashes of several previous incarnations in this life alone.

Once I decided I didn’t have to be in one certain location to thrive, the world began to open her possibilities to me and, rather than daydreaming of some exotic vacation in Jamaica and what it would be like to live there, I would get invites to move there…I thought, well, options abound.

Examples: Texas to Sedona, to Santa Fe, to Dallas, to Mexico, to Dallas, to Costa Rica, to Switzerland, back to Mexico, to Texas, to Florida, to Guatemala. I may have left out some locations.

Each time I was about to be relocated, I would ‘feel’ it coming, not knowing where I would wind up. I knew it was soon time to go. When I first traveled to Switzerland in 2001, I had zero idea I would move there 2 years later. Some friends, during my first trip to Europe, asked me if I ever saw myself living in Europe, and I said no, no way. Two years later I was living in Geneva canton, so go figure.

My quest to find an engineer to help develop a technology I was creating lead me on my first trip to Florida, right before one Christmas. By the first of April, I was living in a high rise on the beach, arriving from Asheville, North Carolina. Once again, go figure.

When I let go of my apartment on the beach a couple of years later, I had plans to go back to Texas and then back to the Yucatan in Mexico, where I thought I would relocate permanently. None of that worked out, and I was homeless for four almost five months, sleeping on couches with my stuff in storage.

Then one day something strange happened, a discussion to go to Guatemala (story too long for this format) and thus my life, my project and my home all brought me to it. Sight unseen.

My suggestion? Pare down, lighten your load. Get or keep a career you can carry with you (I do readings and several energy healing modalities). Be open to The Universal Relocation Program, be patient, be diligent, hold vision and listen. When the portal opens, be ready and go!

Don’t let language be a barrier. Don’t be afraid to go it alone, and above all, be respectful and learn about the land where you relocate to, it’s culture and ancestry. You might just be a caretaker of some incredible and sacred place, like me.

AHO!

~SL, 2014

Sirius Rising: The 2014 8/8 Lion’s Gate

Written by Sherrie Locke on 7 Qanil, August 2014

We are approaching the yearly portal known as “The Lion’s Gate.”

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The Lion’s Gate occurs on August 8th every year.

The 8/8 Lion’s Gate marks the time when the star Sirius begins to rise in the sky. Sirius has been hiding for approximately 70 days.

The Lion’s Gate stargate portal is linked with the rising of the binary star Sirius, which opens a portal to the power of the heart (through our Sun). It points to and activates the path of the heart. The 8/8 Lion’s Gate is symbolic of the human DNA helix.

Think of the 8/8 stargate as a new Vesica piscis, a new womb of creation opening up as the binary star system Sirius opens her transformational and magical (magickal) energies to us.

The star Sirius rises every midsummer, this rising is associated with new thought, new light and new beginnings. Solar power moves into physical form, uniting the hemispheres of the brain in a vesica piscis, thus, cosmic fusion. A new seeding occurs that increases mental capacity, IQ and the ability to remember (past and future).

The mysticism and symbolism of Sirius is a thread that runs through many indigenous cultures. It is “The Heart of The Lion,” thus the Sphinx. The Dogon culture has known Sirius to be a binary star system long before astronomy even existed as a science; their entire cosmology is built on it.

The Lion’s Gate is a powerful passage that, when utilized mindfully and wisely, can be a super passage, a before and after event. Some Lion’s gates and other portals are more powerful than others. Remember the 8-8-2008 portal? The 9-9-2009, 10-10-2010, 11-11-2011 and 12-12-2012 portals?

What makes this Lion’s Gate portal special is the astrological and lunar intensity. The Full Super Moon in Aquarius this August occurs two days after the Lion’s Gate portal and is the most powerful Super Moon of 2014. Yes, I know that I have repeated this many times, now this time is at hand.

Think of it like this…

We are in the FIRE of FIRE, which is “right action.” We have been letting go of what no longer serves us, be it health issues or people. We have made space and are quite ready for forward progress.

Let us use this Lion’s Gate as the “portal of no return.” No return to bad habits, self-doubt, illness or poverty (financially or emotionally).

The Lion’s Gate is a before and after event; the full moon breaks impasses. Let this be a portal to a new you, a new way of expressing your highest self.

These portals are like keys to the subconscious. You can use them or not. I find working intentionally gains WAY more ground. People who do not acknowledge these portals are still affected by them. Do some research. What happened around the 10-10-10, 11-11-11 and 12-12-12 portals, we will have no more of those during this lifetime. We will continue to have other portal openings like the Sirius rising event, every year to come.

You will not be the same person going into the Lion’s Gate as you are coming out of the Lion’s Gate, so pay attention. Some changes are subtle, others radical. I prefer mine somewhere in the middle, but hey, sometimes you actually don’t get to choose the “hows” OR how prepared you are (or are not) for change and transcendence.

Most of all, be gentle with yourself. If you are a Leo (in Western astrology) or have a birth date around this time, the effect will be stronger, and I am most certain you will be familiar with this annual event.

If you were born on August 8, you actually are a portal. I bet some of you 8-8’s can share some interesting stories.

This year the 8/8 Lion’s Gate occurs on 1 Tzi’kin (Eagle) in the calendar Maya, so in that regard August 8 begins a new 13-day cycle, or trecena as it is called here in the land of the living Maya, so this Lion’s Gate is even more of a before and after event, and you will feel the energy shift — the end of yet another chapter and the beginning of a new one.

This Lion’s Gate will seem somewhat extended or stretched, since we will come directly out of this portal into the Full Super Moon event. I always like to mark these occasions with a ceremony, a meditation and then a feast.

Just remember, The Lion’s Gate is “The Heart of the Lion,” it resides in your chest. Tap it, use it, open your heart.

In LVX,
~SL 2014

More Sites and Videos about these Topics:

Sirus Rising

Dogon People

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Vesica Piscis

Ceremony and Ritual

Written by Sherrie Locke on 1 T’zi (Dog), June 2014

 

A ritual is a series of actions in a religious or spiritual ceremony, but can also be any procedure that is followed on a regular basis. A ceremony is usually a ritual with spiritual or religious intent, and is devotional in nature.

Shaman Performing Ceremony

 

People perform many rituals on a daily basis, from your morning ritual to the things you do the same general way, every time whenever possible. For women, it may also be beauty and personal care. The examples are endless. These are rituals.

You can, on a daily basis, also add other rituals that benefit not only your physical body and environment, but which also open you up to expansion in other realms, help and assistance from ancestors, communication with your higher self and connection with all things. Special ceremonies have been performed for aeons to mark special events, dates, seasonal beginnings, births, deaths and myriad purposes in between.

For special events, you can choose to gather special foods, flowers or things related to what you are doing. They may be for healing, such as in a plant ceremony, or a rite of passage of some sort, which is lacking in most Western cultures. We from indigenous heritage find these rites of passage very useful. They let you know you current responsibilities in the tribe or family unit.

In Tewa culture, there is never a family slot unfilled. When a grandmother passes, one of the mothers (usually the eldest) becomes the grandmother and the eldest daughter then becomes the mother. So there is always someone to speak to regarding things you would ask Grandmother, Grandfather, Mother, Father, Aunt or Uncle. For instance an Aunt or Uncle would be consulted if the subject were an inappropriate question to ask a parent or grandparent.

This also puts the family in a mindful state, which produces the proper guidance for the one who seeks it. So in each family and tribal unit, there is a resource available to be tapped and utilized. My cousins and I used to laugh and say the tribe was in trouble when become the elders. Well, we have matured and have built on what we were taught as children, with the added wisdom of what we had to overcome in our generation. We are the extension of our family and tribe. Our life is also our resource. Now we are prepared. If this was practiced more in today’s society we wouldn’t be in the state we are currently in.

We do ceremony to remember. We do ritual to transform and strengthen ourselves.

Aho! Mitakuye Oyasin! ~SL 2014