Here Comes the Eclipse Cycle

Written by Sherrie Locke on 8 Jaguar, October 2014.

We have already entered the last Mercury Retrograde cycle of 2014 and are gearing up for the second half of the annual eclipse cycle. The Full Moon in Aries (in Western astrology) kicks it off with a Total Lunar Eclipse on October 8th for most of the globe.

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Just before this eclipse cycle, Mercury, the planet of communications and connections, went retro last Saturday on October 4. This year the eclipse cycle may seem a bit more intense due to the planetary overlying energies and the squeeze to let go of what no longer serves us, to let go of what is not us.

Many years ago, one of my original teachers said, “Eclipses are like light a switch: on, off, on, off. If you track them (for years) you will see how this plays out in your life.” Eclipses change us. The lunar eclipse changes the way we feel internally, the solar eclipses change the way the world sees us. So the first eclipse is all about the IN-ternal, the second (solar eclipse) in this cycle rearranges things EX-ternally and changes people’s perceptions of us.

Sometimes there are variances, like three eclipses in a row (over 6 weeks). This eclipse cycle is not like that, but it doesn’t make it any less intense. It’s rather a blessing that Mercury will retro back into Libra (in Western astrology) for the event, which will make it a bit easier than the eclipse cycle occurring during Mercury retro in Scorpio! Whew. There will, however, be ‘tips’ to and fro as the scales of Libra attempt to balance. This will manifest in the communication/expression parts of our lives. Better to say nothing than to come off as a dictator. Watch your words.

It really is a time to sit in your core. I have been feeling this for a bit. Meditation is key (read my previous post). Meditation makes the intense energy much easier to deal with.

If you have, or are dealing with a health issue, certain symptoms may come up from last December/January. This can be a turning point, so make it a good one. Also, sometimes things break, get broken (beyond repair) or lost (permanently) during cycles like these. So if any of that is happening to you, or does happen during this cycle, just remind yourself, it’s time for something new, an upgrade perhaps.

We had two T-squares today (Monday, October 6) to deal with as we head into a highly pressurized Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday which will be visible in most of North and South America and Asia. You may feel squeezed during these next few days. Remain calm, it’s your choice ‘how’ you will deal with it. Stay out of criticism all the way around, meaning no criticizing yourself or others.

This eclipse is a ‘once in a lifetime’ event (with all these planetary ‘condiments’) we have had nothing like this for 84 years and it won’t repeat for us again in this lifetime.

Make it a good one, transformation is good! As we say here, learn to surf.

Blessings and hang in there!
~SL, 2014

The Coming Equinox and Change of Elements

Written by Sherrie Locke on 2 Tzi’kin, September 2014.

As I sit here contemplating the upcoming change of element and entry into the Sun sign Libra in Western astrology, I can’t help but look at all the changes and, in many cases, discomfort the culmination of this cycle has brought forth. Many longstanding relationships have ended. The ones that have survived are being radially revamped. Family dynamics abound, be it in the same house, on another continent or in our heads.

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This is processing folks, in all its glory. And as I have been continually stating, let go of what no longer serves you. Sometimes the things we need to let go of the most are the hardest to stop, like worrying.

The energies of this time are amplified by the Pluto station. This will all start to shift in the next week or so as the great change maker Pluto starts to move forward again, however so slowly…it is still forward progress.

The Week of the Fall Equinox

So here’s the rundown for the upcoming week…

From the exact time of the equinox change of elements, we will have approximately 26 hours to adjust to the new energy (during which time Pluto does its forward thing) before the New Moon occurs at 1 degree Libra 8 minutes. This equates to 10:29 PM EST, 7:29 PM PST, or 8:29 PM for us here in Guatemala. Remember, the equinox is a four-minute event, so try to sit still in meditation for the entry of the new element. I usually have a feast after the equinox, so for me the feast will be on Tuesday. On the heels of the elemental shift that occurs on a late fourth quarter lunar phase, we will experience Pluto going direct. Pluto goes direct on Monday at 8:36 PM EST, right before the Equinox event, but we won’t feel it immediately since Pluto moves so S L O W L Y. But we will certainly feel it over the following few days.

Next Tuesday night (September 23): Wednesday morning for some people. At 2:14 AM EST the Moon moves into Libra (in Western astrology) and grants us a NEW MOON. The time of the New Moon on the West Coast is 11:14 PM, just after midnight for us here in Guatemala. Fasten your seat belts for this one. So when we awaken on Wednesday, we will be in store for some markedly different energies wherever you are on the globe.

The End of the Elemental Cycle

When we reach the end of an elemental cycle and it occurs on a fourth quarter lunar phase, we have what might be considered a double “letting go cycle.” What came up to be processed and let go from this last lunar phase? Also, what was the theme of this last elemental cycle (three months) in your life?

It doesn’t do any good to put up walls or draw another line in the sand. This energy is to dispel that line and EXPAND. This can be a good time of bringing a chapter to a close, to put a lingering health issue to rest, to stop for a bit and take a deep breath. It is a good time to make space for something new, be it getting rid of old unused things, getting out of a challenging relationship, or separating from a difficult business partner.

When we really do let go, not just a show of effort but really let go and make space, that space can be filled very quickly with what we DO want. We must stop focusing on the bitter lemon and what we do not want. This can be tricky, since there’s been a lot of that showing up to get us to recognize “what” needs to shift. I feel that most of us are clear on that point by now.

Keep working on your health and wellbeing. Above all — this is important: whether you are seeing current results or not, don’t give up on you! If you are really doing this, you will have little time to micromanage the events of your life and certainly will have no time to attempt the micromanagement of others’ lives. If you want to do something for someone, try being nice or offering assistance of some kind. Sometimes it might be as simple as taking out the trash. Do what you need to do and step back and look at the bigger picture. Is your trajectory aimed at where you want to go? This question is super-important at this juncture.

What do you want for yourself and how does that affect others, the world? If it’s good for you, for everyone concerned and everything on the planet, then you are on the right track. You gotta start somewhere, so begin with you.

This next New Moon is very powerful, even though it does not culminate with a Super Moon as the last three lunar phases have. So you see, in a way, we have had a triple ramp up in this last elemental cycle, and the forward progress we are afforded at this coming new moon is exceptional. Make the best of it!

Stay tuned in, turned on and passionate about your goals. The time to get going is at hand.

For information about Mabon, the Autumnal Equinox, see this link: Fall Equinox.

~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

Mercury Retrograde and Other “Perceived” Setbacks

Written by Sherrie Locke on 4 Corn, June 2014

Three times a year, just like clockwork, we have Mercury, the planet of communication, appearing to move backwards in the sky. It’s not really moving backwards. It is traveling the edges of its elliptical orbit and, just like the hubcap on a car, creates the illusion of moving in the opposite direction of the vehicle.

Mercury retrograde is a time to take it easy, according to Western astrology and astrologers.

During these times we are given a period of re-view, re-assessment, re-thinking (hopefully not too much), a chance for re-dos.

The pitfall: if we are not conscious and mindful, we may feel that we are justified in telling others what to do or how to feel, or may even fall into the pit of finger pointing and blame. Watch yourself. Be mindful.

What is repeating in your life and behavior, what you are repeating toward yourself and others, is showing you where you may need to affect change. You are not put here to change others.

This is not a time for you to express your will on others, but a time to be introspective as to why you are doing (or not doing) these “things.” This is a time when you can change your behavior.

The Mercury retrograde we are in as I write this article is particularly powerful, as it will most certainly affect your future and the future of all your relations based on how you treat yourself and others at this juncture. So if you have people in your life you truly care about, you might want to consider your words and actions during this time, as you have the power to potentially destroy these relationships permanently by being an ass.

Nobody wants to be told what they need to do, especially by someone who is not living their life or walking in their shoes and only sees or has a small view of the bigger picture but possibly a “large” opinion. Mind your own business unless you are asked for assistance or see someone’s life in danger.

During Mercury retrgrade, be prepared for missed deadlines and miscommunications.

This is a time when everyone is in upheaval, so a kind word and a hug without forcing your will or judgement on someone else at a time in their life when they are already stressed may be the breakthrough or breakdown point in a relationship. Love or a hug may prove to be something they need the most. It could even save a life. Do remember, this all reflects back on you.

Other than Mercury retrograde, there are other times when our patience and perseverance will be tested, such as during an illness, during a communication breakdown or a misunderstanding. As I have stated many times, be kind, be mindful and be present. Do you wish to be treated as you are treating others?

Being mindful and present is a necessity, and meditation is key (read my posts on mediation). Just consider that every word that falls from your lips has the power to create or destroy. Being mindful saves you a lot of cleanup. and in these times if you “let it fly” without being mindful, you just might lose someone for a lifetime. What do you value? Being right or being aced out permanently?

On the flip side short and sweet, plans can cave in during these times but can also lead to something profound, a side route you did not see coming. So be open to surprises and portals opening, long standing things and for projects suddenly getting a boot forward (likely to move again after the retro) to move to completion.

Hold a vision, but don’t be too picky about how it manifests. Have fun, take things in stride, take care of your own issues before you dose another with them — and try to be loving and considerate. It will save your relationships and make any “perceived setbacks” so much easier to weather for everyone.

Be Love, Be Kind and most of all, Be Mindful.

In LVX,
SL 2014

Grounding and Earthing Techniques

Written by Sherrie Locke on 11 Kej, June 2014

Go outside if possible, otherwise visualize yourself in nature.

I have found that collecting and having earth from different locations is beneficial. Such as a box of red earth from Sedona, or from your familial or ancestral home or one of your favorite beaches. You can connect with the place and also use it over and over.

Before mediation, always get grounded with one of several grounding techniques.Most of the time we are insulated from the most beneficial earth energies. Typical shoes are insulators. Hiking boots, athletic shoes, Dr Martin’s, etc. All are great and can protect you from electric shock, but they also insulate you from beneficial earth energies. Don’t get me wrong, going barefoot all the time is also not an option in today’s world. You may have a connection to earth, but what kind of parasites and pathogens are you picking up? Be mindful.

Any way you do it is better than not doing it at all. I like to take off my shoes at sacred sites to connect more deeply to the land.

Grounding and earthing exercies.

You can ground anywhere at any time, and being conscious of this will help you tremendously in all realms. The more well grounded you are, the further you can “go out” and expand, otherwise the tower will topple over.

Growth requires depth, so sink your roots deep into the earth. I plant my feet on the ground and visualize them as deep roots, but I also take my spine and create what looks like a tail or grounding cord and wrap it around the core of the earth, very stable and connected.

Busy-ness distracts us from reality.

Slow down, come back to yourself. When you do this, when you come back home, the madness dissipates and you create calm, which is what the world needs more of.

Time to liberate yourself from within.

Become the tall tree with its canopy in the heavens and its roots deep within the earth.

Be still, be the mountain.

~ SL 2014

Techniques for Deep Primordial Yin Meditation

Written by Sherrie Locke on 12 Qanil, June 2014

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Picture the Yin-Yang symbol. We live in the white part. What we are working to achieve is balance. In order to do so, we must access the primordial Yin, the birthing place.

One moves “down” and “in,” sinking and expanding into primordial Yin.

There are two basic ways of doing this. I learned both techniques from two respected elders, may they rest in peace.

General Relaxation and Meditation

Sit or lay down in a comfortable position, hands and feet uncrossed. I find a straight-backed chair or lying down best.

Take several deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth to clear the energy.

Adjust and get comfortable.

Start breathing deeply, long in breath through your nose breathing deeply from your diaphragm. This is known as “pot belly breathing.”

Hold.

Exhale slowly, collapsing the diaphram until all air is exhausted.

Do this a few times.

You can also use this to breathe out impurities and anxieties, and to let your thoughts pass.

I like to do this flat on my back. Sitting in a chair works well too.

This basic technique can be used for all types of meditation, such as centering, grounding and earthing.

Over the years I have been exposed to many traditions and types of meditation. I felt guided to share two of the most powerful I have ever run across. Each was taught to me by a mentor, a respected elder, these are advanced meditation techniques to be used to access the plane of the absolute….

A quote that came up as I was preparing to write this article:

“Beyond the Plane of Creation is stillness, the Plane of Absolute. This is beyond time and space. On this plane, the Universe is only information that can be read and altered. From this plane, physical life is a hologram of this information.”
– Carola Arcadia

The Movie Screen Technique

Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the ground and well grounded (read my post about Grounding Techniques), hands flat, palms down on your thighs or in a cupped position, spine straight. Start the breathing process. Allow the profusion of your thoughts to come into and flow around your head (feels uncomfortable eh?). This is your daily life and thought process. Crazy huh? That is only what is in the field of awareness. Just think what all is running in the background programs of old trauma and belief systems.

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While you experience this to its fullness, narrow it down to a TV screen and put all that on the TV screen. Push that TV to the far side of the room.

Let the comfort of stillness and darkness begin to surround you, the way the lights are dimming in a movie theatre. Feel yourself in the movie theatre of your life, apart from the screen, watching the movie.

Move further back in your consciousness until the screen becomes a drive-in movie theatre (farther away), then to something you have to view through a telescope. You will realize that you are sitting in primordial Yin. Let the screen run in the distance, listen or view it if you must, but if you can still tell what’s going on, move the screen farther away. Use this as a point of focus, a pinhole thread.

You are now in “the space,” the “place.”

This is not a place to put out your will, but a place to surrender and receive. Yin “in’..” Just breathe and regenerate. Sit with that part of yourself, that part of your divine nature.

In more advanced techniques one may place the screen on a rolling torus. You might want to work up to this, so wait a bit for such advanced heart expansion work.

For now, bask in the place of regeneration. Heal, reboot, allow yourself to transmute to transcend.

After a while, bring your attention back to the screen. You may wish to place an image or a symbol on the screen, as a sort of intermission break. Pick something beautiful. Whenever you wish to stop mental chatter, go to that picture or symbol and take a mental break or intermission if you will in the long movie that is your life.

Return to the present.

Submerging into the Depths Technique

I like this technique and use it for lots of things. I have a regular set place I can sink into in the bottom of the Mariannas Trench (the deepest part of all the oceans).

This technique is applied in a prone position, flat on your back. Now do as you did with the previous style of meditation…

Breathe.

Relax.

Float on top of the ocean or any body of water you are comfortable with (I will expand on this subject in a future post). If a kiddie pool seems safer to you, go with that. The idea is to sink slowly to the bottom, under the water. This is a visualization, so don’t try it in a bathtub or pool, at least not without scuba gear, and never ever do this meditation in the ocean literally.

The idea is just like what happens when diving or snorkeling. All the stuff going on in your everyday world is above the surface of the water. If you have ever had the opportunity to scuba dive, you will get what I am saying. The surface is “up there.” The deeper you go, the less of it you can see and hear until you only know where it is but not what is going on there. Enjoy the fish, the coral reef, the depths and find or create yourself a space or a place you like to go explore or feel safe to chill. Remember, you can breathe there very well, gills or not.

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This is a place you can access anytime by diving beneath the hustle and bustle of the world to chill and rejuvenate your soul. Hey, it’s called achieving great depth. You can return to the surface world anytime you like and won’t even get the bends or have to decompress.

You can also use the floating on an air mattress on water technique for quick meditations and balancing. The 3D world is above, primordial Yin is beneath. You are the line, thus balanced between the two.

In closing…
After using these techniques for just a bit, you will find fresh inspiration welling up from the depths inside of you. These are your true callings, gifts and talents being birthed. You will find new points of interest and a fresh view as you have made sacred space, a vessel to be filled. This technique will also assist you in your Yang manifestations so they have a chance to gestate and be born.

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These meditations are for “making space.” For recognizing the process of thought and perception. They are for deepening and expanding both fields: consciousness and awareness. Not in conflict but in harmony and balance.

One talks, one is silent.
One is high as the sky, one is as deep as the abyss.
Live in the balance of these.

AUM Ha!
It is done!
~SL 2014

The 5D Ascension Process

Written by Sherrie Locke on 11 Imox, May 2014

The 5D ascension process is all about the raising of frequency.

In order to explain this complex topic, I would like to first clarify the use of the word “ascension.” In the past, ascension referred to the process of one leaving his or her body (in a good way) upon death. There are also ascended masters who have raised their vibratory rate above the physical plane, even beyond 5D.

We now use the word ascension in regard to the raising of frequency. This is happening on all levels and across time and space.

Frequencies

In the old days, when I spent all my time hanging out with scientists and researchers, it was thought of, even in the Ham radio community, as the raising of the frequency of the “global net.” Back then we did not have the Internet (with the exception of the military).

When radio operation began, the general broadcast frequency was much lower than it is today (do your own research on the subject). Now the general broadcast range and frequencies are much higher. This means we are “broadcasting” at a higher frequency. Get the correlation? Check out this link: Frequencies.

Light and Electromagnetic Radiation

Visible light is an electromagnetic wave that consists of oscillating electric and magnetic fields traveling through space. The frequency of the wave determines its color: 4×1014 Hz is red light, 8×1014 Hz is violet light, and between these (in the range 4-8×1014 Hz) are all the other colors of the rainbow.

An electromagnetic wave can have a frequency less than 4×1014 Hz, but it will be invisible to the human eye; such waves are called infrared (IR) radiation. At even lower frequency, the wave is called a microwave, and at still lower frequencies it is called a radio wave.

Likewise, an electromagnetic wave can have a frequency higher than 8×1014 Hz, but it will be invisible to the human eye; such waves are called ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Even higher-frequency waves exist and are called X-rays, and higher still are gamma rays.

All of these waves, from the lowest-frequency radio waves to the highest-frequency gamma rays, are fundamentally the same, and they are all called electromagnetic radiation. They all travel through a vacuum at the same speed (the speed of light), giving them wavelengths inversely proportional to their frequencies. In dispersive media, such as glass, the speed depends somewhat on frequency, so the wavelength is not quite inversely proportional to frequency.

Psychic Powers and Frequencies

The more psychic a person is, the easier it is to discern and interpret the higher frequency phenomenon, as it is more easily discernable and interpretable to these people.

The 5D Ascension Process

So the 5D ascension process is all about the raising of frequency. The entire Earth and everything in it and on it is going through this process: our Sun, our solar system and our home the Milky Way galaxy, all at the same time.

We are moving into a new quadrant or area of space on a space ship called Earth, traveling with a mother ship called the Milky Way, moving thousands of miles per minute, always into new and uncharted territory.

There is also a “stripping away,” a cleansing of the old that happens with this process. More on this in a later post.

The “new aeons” are new areas of energy and space we are moving through. This takes thousands of years, but when we cross the “fence” into a new era ,all bets are off and it’s a game changer, shift happens rapidly. That’s where we are now. Resistance is futile and will only bring pain and loss.

Certain laws of physics still and may always apply. And understanding of how these work helps one to understand the world we live in. To also see these things as the living beings they are will help you tremendously, as it does with electricity and basic electrical understanding. For example, how current flows, what is a circuit and how it works, then on to capacitors, governors, restrictors and how all that works. These are laws on this planet, and things will follow these rules in general here.

“Things” work the same way. Your body is electrical, and water is the conductor. That’s why I am always harping on proper hydration.

It is also helpful to spend time outdoors, away from electronics. Contemplate “where” you are, feel the energies of the spirits of the Earth, the Fire, the Air and the Water. Experience the different personalities of each in their aspects. You are a part of this!
Be a part of this miraculous event by being mindful and conscious.

Hold gratitude in your heart that you are here at this time of great shift.

I’ll continue this post soon with Part Two: The Shift from 3D to 5D