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Let’s talk about The Shift.

This seems to be the phrase echoing around most often as I read reports of what is happening these days.  Part of what I experience happening as the Shift of Ages is an unstoppable expansion of the Collective Consciousness of Humanity into a more Global or Universal Consciousness.

We know that people are vastly more connected through modern technologies and the internet.  This connectivity has strengthened the Human Collective Consciousness in entirely new ways.  What is also happening on a metaphysical level is an expansion of the Human Collective Consciousness into a Universal or Global Consciousness.  This Global Consciousness includes the consciousness of Animals, Plants, Trees, Mountains, Rivers and Oceans.  We’re talking about the smallest particles of microscopic life living in between grains of sand on the desert floor and every tiny amoeba floating in the ocean. This global consciousness, as the name would suggest, also includes the consciousness of the Entire Planet as she spins around the Sun.  We say Universal Consciousness because a Universal Consciousness includes the consciousness of other planets and planetary beings as well as the consciousness of the Dark Matter that makes up 96% of our Universe.

It’s an exciting Shift that is occurring these days.  A vast and mind-bending, reality-changing Shift.  A can’t-go-back-to-the-smallness-of-the-individual-mind-dissociated-from-the-collective-reality kind of Shift.  At times this Shift is long overdue and cause for enormous celebration and revelry.  At other times, it seems to threaten an apparently stable and reliable way of life that we are accustomed to.  The unstoppable momentum of this Transformative Shift can make it seem a horribly and terribly frightening experience.

However we feel about the beginning of this Shift, it it is a sign of the unavoidable reality that things will never quite be the same again.  Collective Consciousness includes the good, the bad and the ugly, after all.  And with much of the planet in the raped and pillaged state she is in, Global Consciousness isn’t all brightness at this particular point either.  There are a lot of suffering beings in the shadows of this blessed planet.

But that suffering is also part of the Shift.  At first, the connectivity is overwhelming and consciousness shattering.  But it settles down after awhile and we realize the amazing gift of Life we are blessed to be part of.  Because, despite the suffering, there is also such indescribable beauty here in our world and in our hearts.  We have the great privileged and honor to work with the incredible power of Life as we work this amazing force into our personal lives, our families and communities.  Ultimately, as we become loving and kind selves, we create a loving and kind Universe.

With this in mind, let us fearlessly grab a hold of this Shift with both hands and an open heart rather than try to resist the irresistible.  Have faith that you and I will be able to make it through this Shift of the Ages.

One thing that is for certain is that we will not be alone.

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Essentially, the global transition now underway is one from “power over” (or hierarchy) to a balance between “power over” and “power with” (or community).

The effect of this change on human spirituality is a gradual shift from spiritual gurus toward direct spiritual access for everyone. The Altai Fellowship is both an example of and a progression into the latter mode.

Generally, Western civilization has been a “power over” model, including not only humanity, but all of the Earth. While there are instances where power over is useful, there are equally instances where it is not. I’m inclined to believe that attempted dominion/domination of life on Earth is not useful, but it’s hard to say whether our current environmental crisis is caused by this or is simply a function of the chaos of the time.

On the other hand, as we begin creeping back toward balance, to the extent that global Indigenous cultures (such as the Navajo) — generally guided by the principle of “power with” — have been able to hold onto their social/cultural  “power with” technologies and customs, they offer practical models for how Westerners can modify their ways of being to stay in alignment with the current transition on Planet Earth.

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Please excuse my terminologies and translate them as well as you can into your own understandings. English is not suited to conveying spiritual information, so I am compelled to use a series of metaphors, so rather than looking for a literal understanding, note instead how you feel when you read this material. That will give you the most accurate understanding of what I’m trying to convey.

Tuning into the Altai Frequency

Our human senses are similar to radio channels — touch is a soft rock station, sight is a jazz station, etc. Our perception is a narrow band in a very broad spectrum of vibrational frequencies. Humanity as a whole has been tuned into a “material” network, with very limited awareness of other vibrations.

The transition that is now being so widely discussed globally is apparently the culmination of natural galactic cycles, with the result being an expansion of human consciousness after a period of chaos. While tuned into our “material” network, we have collectively forgotten that there is no such thing as separation. We have been operating under the illusion that we are independent beings, rather than integral parts of an awesomely complex and completely inclusive system that goes by the names of “live,” “love,” and “Oneness.” Fortunately, through the ages there have been a few people who have been able to maintain at least some awareness of the larger system. These are our shamans, seers, oracles, prophets, mystics, and sacred fools. Indigenous cultures that have maintained the concept of “power with” have maintained deeper awareness than Western cultures that have adopted “power over” concepts. Even so, the links have been tenuous, and have been maintained with great sacrifice.

The protection of Shambhala and the White Brotherhood

Apparently, all previous attempts to navigate through the chaos have failed, with references to the destruction of Atlantis, extinguished life on Mars, and the explosion of the Planet Maldek into the asteroid belt. This time, however, we seem to be coming through.

Many shamans and mystics have understood through their awareness that at some point in Earth’s history, humanoids of some sort were fully aware. According to my guidance from Spirit, there was a great spiritually-based civilization in Central Asia, during a time when the Xingjiang Plateau of western China was a great sea. When humanity cycled into its current “materialistic” way of being, the enlightened beings were no longer generally accessible to humanity. In other words, the access portal was closed to us. In connecting the bits of information I receive, I understand that this civilization was Shambhala and the beings are what are now known as the “White Brotherhood.”

However, in the great mountain ranges that surround this former sea — the Himalayas, Tienshan, and Altai/Sayan — there are places where the gate or veil is thin and the immense energies of life flow freely. In these places, the enlightened beings appear to people as luminous, white, glowing Light Beings. The Altai Range in southern Siberia is such a place, so much so that a whole body of knowledge called the “White Religion” has evolved around people’s encounters with these beings, even to the present day. In fact, it was these Light Beings who came to me in a dream in 1998 and asked that I come to Altai. I thought I was imagining things, of course, although the sensation that came with the invitation was so powerful that I did go, and was amazed to find the traditions alive and well there.

As part of that first invitation, I understood that I was to open an energy portal and translate some tablets. It took me several trips there to accomplish that. I understand that the energy portal was my own access to Oneness and the tablets I was translating were a blueprint to this access. Even after completing this quest to my satisfaction, I continued to feel called to return year after year, as my psychic awareness continued to open and my physical health continued to improve.

The Challenges of the Altai Journey

Altai is not an easy gig. It was, at the time, days by car and train from the nearest airport, and the sacred places could only be accessed after more days on foot or horseback. Weather is unpredictable, and snow in July is not uncommon. But the most difficult aspect, which is so common that the locals joke about it, is that whatever traumas we have buried in our beings — physical, emotional, mental — get triggered. The effect of a trauma is to block the energy flow, and in the presence of the extraordinary flow of energy through Altai, our blockages re-surface painfully. At that point, we have a choice: 1) to project the pain onto whoever is nearby and blame them (causing monumental arguments), or 2) to own the pain and release it, thus healing it.

Because the flow of “life” force is so strong in the Altai area, Altai shamans are renowned for their power. Western technology has finally advanced to the point that it can actually measure this flow, vindicating what the shamans have been saying. Unfortunately, until now, Western scientists have not extrapolated this into a vindication of the truth of the remainder of shamanistic experience — that everything is alive and connected.

Expanded Consciousness

But as we approach the cyclic transition to expanded human consciousness, more and more people have been able to directly access this flow. We understand that humanity has reached a tipping point, at which general access to expanded consciousness will once more be accessible. This is what we are calling the opening of the gate, and the purpose of the Altai Fellowship is to “midwife” this rebirth by actively transmitting the energy out into human consciousness, beginning on August 13, 2011 and actively continuing for a week. The amount of flow, however, depends on the energy then being grounded into the Earth. similar to an electrical system.

Thus, we are calling on people around the world to ground this energy. The personal effect of participating in this grounding is that one’s own energy blockages will be cleared and access to expanded awareness will be enhanced. And this effect is amplified if done in groups.

Blessings all!

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First …

In July and early August, the Trekking Group will be traveling around Altai and doing sacred ceremony as guided by Spirit. Traditional wisdom seems to be that there must be a single spiritual leader for such a group. However, what we are finding is that all of our trekkers have direct connection to guidance, and that no single leader will set the tone. Because we are all accessing the same Source, that sacred ceremony will arise organically as a function of our group intention.

One of the realities of being within the Altai energy field is that our individual energy fields are brought into resonance to the more powerful field. The practical result of that is that any trauma/pain/anger/fear/disease that we have stored in our individual field (which are, by definition, blockages) will be pressed upon. The general mechanism is that this access enables us to release the causative trauma, but only as we re-experience the associated feelings — with the choice of either projecting them on others and thus remaining powerless victims or of owning them, which somehow heals them.  So, we of the Trekking Group will be madly healing ourselves, singly and collectively, and thus being harmonized with the flow of life force Altai energy field that is the carrier of Spirit onto the “light grid” of planet Earth, the gates that have been closed due to our trauma-caused density will open. We understand that one of these gates will open the way to recovery of heart-based governance on Earth.

Then …

Most of the Trekking Group will join with a new group, the Second Wave, in a sacred place where we will camp for a week for the purpose of transmitting the flow of life force, that now flows through us, out onto the global “light grid,” to be “downloaded” — funneled into Mother Earth — through the bodies of Grounding Groups. Thus, the Grounding Groups around the world will also be aligned and charged with this life force.

The reason this is happening now is because of our position in cycles of cosmic forces. The prophecies we all know about are brought forth by people who are in some way attuned to these cycles. During this prophesied transition period, the Earth is being flooded with life force that will eventually bring all of humanity into harmonic resonance just as our Altai group will be “harmonized” this summer. Much of this flood of life force is coming into the Earth’s field through Altai.

Because Altai Mir University’s mission speaks of our bridging ancient wisdom with today’s world, and because we will be interacting with the carriers of that wisdom, there is apparently some confusion about what we will be transmitting.

It is not so much “wisdom/knowledge” that is being accessed/transmitted — it is a precursor to those, which I will call “coherent potential.”

  • For wisdom/knowledge to take root, the field of consciousness/conscienceness must be receptive.
  • Continuing the metaphor, the crust (of our social conditioning about what is real) must be plowed up (spiritual activism).
  • Then fertilizer — life force, charge, coherent potential, hope — must be applied to make the ground fertile (grounding groups).
  • Only then can the seeds (wisdom/knowledge/healing) flourish.

So basically, we are going to be transmitting sacred shit (LOL), and the Grounding Groups will apply it to their local “fields,” as part of a fundamental life-giving process. And only once the field is prepared, for those who hold the intention, Indigenous wisdom will provide the seeds of their wisdom/knowledge for the growth of respectful, sustainable, unified, heart-based human culture. And the energy exchange for these seeds must be given now, as whatever resources are necessary to sustain Indigenous cultures until we are prepared to receive their sacred gifts.

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Just as hope in Indigenous cultures globally seems to be snuffing out, new phenomena are arising to rekindle that hope more powerfully than ever.

Recently, in the course of discussion with Indigenous wisdom-keepers, great concern has been expressed about the future survival of Indigenous ways:

  • The critical value of Indigenous cultures is the depth of their connection to, respect for, and “power with” Mother Earth — a way of being that is essentially invisible within the Western “power over” mind-set.
  • As the tentacles of Western exploitation reach ever more comprehensively around the planet, Indigenous cultures are becoming radically more threatened, because Indigenous young people are being either forced or enticed into the exploitation in the Western job market. This trend is known as “assimilation,” and it is essentially genocide.
  • Indigenous wisdom-keepers express horror at the trend, because they feel the critical balance that Indigenous cultures provide slipping away.
  • Why should anyone care? Because threatened Indigenous cultures are keepers of the specific tools — a veritable “seed bank” of what I would call “soft technologies” — that are necessary for sustainability of human life on Planet Earth.

However, there are two emerging phenomena that are cause for great hope!

  • In Altai, where the powerful shamans who were the wisdom-keepers of their ancient, sacred, planet-balancing culture were systematically killed by Stalin, a new generation of shamans is coming of age who are able to tap into the “global conscienceness” (thank you to Navajo wisdom-keeper Patricia Anne Davis for that term/concept) and “download” the ancient wisdom directly. So, the “power with” that Stalin sought to annihilate is bubbling up again. The concept of a such profound interconnectedness is subject of considerable disdain by the Western intelligentsia, of course, because it is not rational. However, the reason it is not rational is that it is beyond and inclusive of rationality. The huge power of this “global conscienceness” is that it incorporates both the heart and the mind. Thus, it is now demonstrated that there is a resilience to Indigenous wisdom that is beyond the reach of Western domination and genocide.
  • All over the planet, young people are coming of age in Western-dominated culture who are also directly accessing this “global conscienceness” even though they have no “rational” means for this access — no training, no mentors, and in many cases, extreme hardship because of it. Somehow, though, they are finding their way to adulthood with their awareness largely intact.

These two groups are flowing together through their direct connection to this over-arching field of awareness.

I attribute this amazing emergence to “global conscienceness” itself, which has in myriad ways been informing us that we are in a time of great transition. What is being lost is only the accretions of material life, which is necessary to make room for greatly expanded awareness — in which all of us are our own shamans because we are all directly accessing the “global conscienceness.”

The “gate-opening” work that the Altai Fellowship will be doing in Altai this summer is an example of the flowing together of Indigenous and Western channels as part of this great transition. Our “gate-opening” is the facilitation of direct access. The power that will flow through the gate(s) and that we will transmit onto the global “light grid” for  Grounding Groups around the world to “download” is the proverbial fertilizer for global heart-based flourishing that is beyond and encompassing of all divisions.

Now we come full circle, back to the Indigenous cultures: As the world awakens to the folly and unsustainability of our fear-based Western culture, we will need the “soft technologies” that the Indigenous cultures have preserved — the how of living in harmony with Nature. And then, Indigenous cultures will, themselves, shake off the stupor of victimhood that has spread upon their cultures like a Western cancer. And they will be glad to share with all, because all will be in harmony.

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