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In our blog, you’ll find information about metaphysics and spirituality from Lazaris and Jach, excerpts from Lazaris recordings and interviews, and travelogues from Jach’s adventures around the world.


Puzzle Pieces from the Middle (excerpt)

Monday, October 5, 2020
Blog: Puzzle Pieces from the Middle (excerpt)
An excerpt from Jach's post titled "Puzzle Pieces from the Middle" in our online community, A Sacred Place Where Magician's Gather:

During the Lake District workshop, nine years ago, Lazaris talked of the Perfect Storm of Change. I think we are in that perfect storm now. To me, there seem to be four individual crises, each with its own brand of chaos, that are at work here. They are mysterious and thus they are powerful but they can also be magical. Each is like a puzzle piece from somewhere in the middle. I think that if they can be fitted together, we can work our magic to mitigate their energies and forces. We can change their energy in formation. We can transform the crises and the chaos into amazing change — change that can open the portals to a new world.

When these crises are fitted together like puzzle pieces, they create a resonance, a standing wave that is more powerful than its individual components, more powerful than the individual crises. Wow. Because of the strange integrity and the complexity of these individual crises, as they work together as one without losing their individuality, the resonance that emerges could lift to a different level or a different octave. That’s frightening. It could be terrifying.

However, as we put the puzzle pieces together and face the horrific and tragic potentials and as we face our fears, we can work Resonance Magic. We can recognize-acknowledge what we individually contribute to the resonance. Forgiving ourselves, we can then withdraw our contributions and the resonance in our reality collapses. The crisis doesn’t go away, but the resonance and the potential complexity that could lift these crises to unimaginable levels, can collapse.

For example, to withdraw what I contribute to the Covid-19 crisis, I work my magic to create safety for others and for myself regarding the coronavirus, and I encourage others to do the same. I also work my magic listening to and understanding those who won’t wear masks to safeguard others and themselves. I lift my understanding to the level of appreciation and valuation. Then I use my imagination to imagine that those others can also understand me at that same level. When understanding is at the level of appreciation and valuation, balance, if not harmony, can open the way to change. (continued...)

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Hope is the Secret

Monday, March 30, 2020
Blog: Hope is the Secret

... Herbs, tiny carrots, green beans, and lettuces, all from our garden.
 
Enrique and I are quarantined in the countryside here in Colombia. We are healthy, secure, and safe. We are away from the city because the potentials of violence are more real in Colombia than in California. The virus is here in Colombia. It came late, but it’s now here, and the fears that come with it are expanded because of the still developing nation status of Colombia.

We had planned to go back to California for the March events of course, and when they were postponed until December, we thought we’d go back anyway. Yes, we’ll go; no we’ll stay. No we’re going to go anyway; no definitely we are staying here. A doctor friend had told us of that soon no one would be allowed in or out of Colombia and that lockdowns were coming for the States and for Colombia. With that news our final decision was easy.

All this happened on the eve of a long holiday weekend here. The Governor of our state, Valle de Cauca, called for a curfew during the long weekend as a way to keep people home and away from large celebratory gatherings. A few other Governors and the Mayor of Bogotá did the same. However the Colombian President, perhaps angry that they went ahead without letting him make a national decree, cancelled the curfews say that “social distancing was absurd.” Sadly a familiar cry by some others who claim to be leaders. However, the Governors and Mayors countermanded the President with an outcry of support from the people.

Curfew in place, it was followed by a nationwide lockdown. We had prepared for the four day curfew, but then we had to scramble to prepare for three week lockdown. Thousands of Colombians had to scramble too. However, a country that seems to thrive on chaos, handled the situation well. We loaded up one car with the dogs, their supplies, and with Enrique’s dialysis machine with its many supplies. Another car was overloaded with our stuff. Then we were off to the country.

We were worried though. There was a deadline time for leaving the city and we were late. Of course. [s] We might be stopped and turned back or fined or both. We worked a bit of magic and we headed out. The otherwise gridlocked road was almost free of cars, trucks, and people. We moved quickly coming to and then driving past two potential military check points. We reached the final curve in the main road and our turnoff was just ahead. As we turned from the paved road to the open road (narrow dirt road with its share of ruts and boulders) we looked ahead. The military check point was about 100 yards beyond our turn off. Magic was afoot. We will be here until Easter at least. There is talk of extending the quarantine for those over 70 or even for everyone.

These are painful times and tragic times and the days are rife with fear, and people are dying and people are loosing everything and people are getting lost. The dark and darkening chaos exacerbates the situation threatening the unspeakable of the unknown or of an abyss. In the mire of darkness, of pain, tragedy and fear, I think of what Lazaris said in South Africa: He said that we stood on a pinnacle and that things were about to get worse. Where and how we stepped from that pinnacle were crucial. He added what I thought was an aside: Things are about to get much worse. I also think about what Lazaris said as the Vermont days were concluding: It’s time to be the Sentinel, the Champion, and the Guardian that we always have planned to be and that we are destined to be.

So I am being conscious of where I step and how I step. Where? Into the chaos. How? With resolve.

I am stepping into the dark and then into the darkest parts of that chaos and in that depth, I am looking for the light. It’s there. Simply said, I found that light in the beauty and in the love. The dark chaos is neither beautiful or loving; this novel virus is not beautiful and it’s not loving. But in the darkest chaos, and I think it has to be the chaos beyond the dark and darker, the chaos that is the darkest, there is hope. Not the hope of desperation or last resort, and not my hope. In that darkest chaos, there is the shimmering hope that is a reflection of the soul and spirit of humankind. It’s not the hope that any of us can muster. It’s beyond what we can create. Luminous hope? Divine hope? Yeah.

Oh, such a cliche, right? It can be that and it can be no more than a platitude, and when we argue for our limitations, we get them. I don’t know what that hope should be called. Maybe luminous and divine smack too much of cliche or platitude. Maybe it’s “hope without a name,” hope beyond our imaginations and beliefs, maybe it’s “unfathomable hope.” Whatever we might choose to call it or not call it, it’s there.

And this hope is beauty, and is love. Not beautiful and loving, it’s beauty and it’s love. And I know without the need for certainty, that this shimmering hope is there in the darkest recesses of the chaos of this virus. It is waiting to be found.

I also feel that this hope is the secret to the healing that Covid-19 is calling for. Healing doesn’t always fix things and return them to the ways they were. Healing changes things and offers the opportunity to make things anew. I feel that this hope-beauty-love shimmering light is at the core of healing the devastation of the Coronavirus and at the core what we need for the growing and changing in which we and our world are involved.

So we will wash the vegetables from our garden. We will stay healthy and safe, and we will work our magic.


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Message from Lazaris on the Events of September 11, 2001

Saturday, December 19, 2015
Blog: Message from Lazaris on the Events of September 11, 2001

By Lazaris

This message was originally sent to everyone in the Forum and who is on the mailing list that has an email address. We have received many requests to post this message on the Website as well, so we are posting it now.

Dear Ones,

We invite you to join us in a journey of healing; we invite you to join us at this time of immeasurable tragedy and pain. There are those who will rush to make sense of this insanity. In time you will search to find the meaning and then craft the significance for yourself of what happened today.

But now it is a time to act. It is a time to heal. There are thousands of people – unnamed people who will most likely remain anonymous to you – who need your love, your compassion, and your magic. There is a nation that needs your strength and resolve – that needs your substance and light – to bolster and restore its soul and spirit. There is a world that waits for those such as you to stand up, step forth, and lift your voices of love and healing. It is a time to act. It is a time to lead.

Terrorism threatens various forms of insanity as it attempts to shake and shatter the very foundations of growth. It tries to steal and crush your dreams and hopes just for the sake of destruction. Its goal is to shackle your truer self: to rob all humans of their gracious and tenacious capacity to love and to care.

Terrorists play upon the fears of the possible, the future, and the unknown as they lurk in their own brand of mystery and cower in the “between energies” of the dark and the light. They emerge and then retreat into their own prisons and poisons and into their own manipulations and addictions as they conjure a field of terror trying to force you and others back into similar constricting harbors from fear and pain.

Terrorists, with their war of terrorism, came today. Their ultimate success or failure is not in their hands; it is in your hands now. Many innocent people are dead. More are in shock, riddled with the pain and horror of this day. A nation and a world are in shock. The grief and grieving has just begun. Do the terrorists with their terror win?

With your love, compassion, and magic, with your strength and resolve, and with your substance and light, you can choose: No, the terrorists do not win.

With your healing, you can restore the sanity and stabilize the foundation of growth. You can restore the dreams and hopes in you and in all whom you touch. You can participate in renewing the soul and spirit of a nation and its people. You can stand up and step forth. This is the dawning of your day: You can lift your one voice – a heroic and magical voice – and be heard.

Yes, you can. Oh, dear one, you are part of the equation. You matter. And those such as the terrorists in your world did not count on those such as you, the mapmaking magicians and dreamer/dream weavers of a new world.

We invite you to come with us upon a journey of healing. Come with your Higher Self and those of your Unseen Friends.

1. The journey begins with feeling the full range of your emotions. Feel your fear and pain; feel your anger and hate; feel the tears of your weeping. Feel them fully and intensely. Then release that energy to your Higher Self. Release that energy to your Soul. Release the fullness and intensity to God/Goddess/All That Is.

2. Allow these mystical alchemists to transmute and transform your emotions from their current formation into the formation of greater love. Allow God/Goddess/All That Is to lift you, transcendent, into the embrace of Their Love and into the heart of your partnership together.

3. Then step forth and stand tall: as a beacon and lantern of that Divine Love and Light. Step forth with your individual images of people, of a nation, and then of the world mending and healing. Step forth with your collective images of a world becoming one – becoming One.

4. Now let us all gather in the solitude of the night. We will build a bonfire – a good fire – together. The branches and logs fueling this mysterious and mystical fire will be your healing images born of love and light. The fire will burn luminous and bright in the magic of the night.

If you choose to participate in this healing journey, work with us each night. Any time after twilight and before the dawn ... your Higher Self and Soul know when the time will be right.

Dear one, you are not alone ... never again will you be alone. We are here for you, we love you. Your Unseen Friends are about, and magic is afoot.

And they come ... the Dreamers, the Ancients, and the Shining Ones. You are the magicians of this current and coming time. Even in this tragic time, this is the dawning of your day.

Thank you for accepting our invitation to act.

With love ... with love and peace,

Lazaris

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Gift of Mystical Choice

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Blog: Gift of Mystical Choice

By Lazaris

All right. All right. Well, well, well ... once again we connect. Once again, it is a pleasure; it is a joy. Welcome.

Today, we want to explore choice. We would suggest that because you make choices - make choices all day long - it is easy to assume that you know all you need to know about choice. And we also suggest that amid the many choices you make every day, there is a mystery. And within that mystery, there are both power and magic.

So we talk of choice, but we do not talk of it in the ways with which you are most familiar. We do not talk about setting goals, creating a plan, making decisions, or following through. You have heard such talks often enough ... maybe too often.

Let us continue.

The Mystery You Know

The mystery of choice lies within space-time. It is located within the forms and within the formation -- the patterns of those forms -- that is your reality. It is located within the awareness, understanding, and meaning, and within the conceiving and perceiving that you give to and receive from your reality every day of your life. You already know much of the mystery.

It begins ... Choice is one of your raw materials that you use to create your reality. To remind you, there are six raw materials with which everyone creates their reality: Belief, Attitude, Thought, Feeling, Decision, and Choice.

Along with belief, choice is the most powerful raw material. Of all the raw materials, choice is the active agent of change. It is the agent of implementation. You see, you can change your beliefs and your attitudes, but reality does not change until you make new choices based upon your new beliefs or your new attitudes. Likewise, we suggest, you can alter your thoughts and shift your feelings. And it is choice that turns those altered and shifted states into reality.

So it is with decisions. You can make new decisions and change old ones. Unless you also make choices, in this sensing, your newly made or changed decisions are at risk of being nothing more than rhetoric. Unless you make choices, decisions made are at risk of becoming nothing more than another reason why you are "not good enough."

Choice triggers the action and implementation of belief, attitude, thought, feeling, and decision-making. Choice is the active agent of change.

And then ... Choice is focused intent. As such, it is critical to not only what you pay and give attention to, but how you pay and give that attention. Choice opens the floodgates to allow dimension and meaning to your personal and global reality.

We suggest that there are four core ways in which you make - allow - your world real. One way is to give it dimension; you give length, width, and depth as well as space-time to that which you make real. Think of it: the things you remember and the events that matter to you have dimension. Whether they are positive or negative realities to you, we would suggest, they have dimension.

Another way that you make or allow things to be real in your world is by giving those things meaning. You allow them to matter to you; you allow them to be significant to you. They have value.

Reflection is another way. The things that are real to you are the things you give or pay attention to. They are things that are positively or negatively connected to your intent. As well, they are things that you act upon and that influence your self-image. You allow things to be real by reflection: Attention, intention, action, and image.

The fourth way: choice. The things that are real in your world are things that you have chosen to give dimension, mattering, and reflection. Choice, we would suggest, opens the floodgates that allow your reality and your world to be real to you.

Keystone ... Choice is the keystone to creation and manifestation. It can supersede all patterns, templates, and programs that are already in place.

 

Choice can override your genetic-hormonal codes, for example. You know that many people excuse or explain their actions because of their hormones. There are those who claim being out of control or helpless because of their genes. There is some merit to this argument. We would suggest, often such statements are nothing more than excuse, but your genetic codes do give you messages. Even so, choice can override those messages.

 

There are societal templates of behavior (social memes), and there are acceptable patterns of power. You all know that there are patterns, templates, and programs from your past that can seem to threaten you as they haunt you with "what was" or loom ahead of you with "what will be."

Choice can supersede such encumbrance. To create and then manifest the reality you want, it is important to surpass these old patterns and programs. It is critical to be free of them. Choice offers that freedom. We would say: Choice is keystone to all creation and to all manifestation.

 

At the core ... Choice is seminal to change.

 

Cornerstone ... Choice is the cornerstone to success. It is at the root and the core of happiness and joy; at the core and root of love, intimacy, and caring. It is at the root and core of worth, esteem, confidence, and respect -- the valued self.

 

And then ... Choice is focused intent, and as such, it is critical to changing intent and thus the function and form of energy. It is critical to changing action and image. Choice is essential to all learning.

 

Active agent ... Choice is the active agent - the yeast - of your power, strength, and talent. It is the active agent of taking back your power with responsibility.

 

Beyond the Mystery, the Mystical

 

Yes, as we suggest, there is much that you already know of choice and its mystery. And yet, there is more. To open the window or the door to understanding the mystery of choice, consider the following seven statements.

Don't try to fully understand these statements. We would suggest, allow yourself to ponder them; savor them. Let them touch you. You may retreat or recoil at first. Let it be. You may feel something positive and powerful stir in you as you consider these statements. Let it be.

Just be with these statements. Savor. Ponder. Let them steep the mystery - the mystery of choice - in you. Let it be. Choose.

 

Choice within space-time is located in our conscious consciousness, not in our subconscious or unconscious consciousness. Though attention is often subconscious and intent is often unconscious, choice, that hooks each, is conscious.

Choice selects the neural pathways of brain activity. When choice is conscious, the electromagnetic and electrochemical energies and forces of the brain are shifted and changed. The neural pathways can be changed by choice. Choice can alter the avenues of least resistance and the avenues of least effort.

Choice engages the mind that can override the brain and it can engage the unconscious to override the subconscious. You can become even more conscious of consciously creating your own reality. You can create and manifest with greater artistry and mastery.

Choice can supersede and surpass itself.

Choice can redirect evolution so that it does not proceed driven by entropy and random change or necessity.

Choice can open gateways to the Future and to your futures ... to the possible and to your many possibilities.

Choice is within space-time, yet it functions between it. It is not only sequential. It is not only chronological. Space-time choice is mysterious. One of its mysteries is that it is also mystical.

 

While the mystery of choice lies within space-time, we would suggest, the mysticism of choice lies beyond space-time. It has no location. The mystical of choice is non-local.

Because it is non-local, because it is beyond space-time, and because it is part of the more-real, this kind of choice - mystical choice - is also more real. As you allow space-time choice with its mystery to become more and more powerful, you can use mysterious and conscious choice to link and connect with the mystical choice that lies beyond space-time.

The more-real choice can amplify the mystery known, and yet-to-be-known, of conscious choice. Such mystical choice can allow the known, and yet-to-be known, to become bright and brilliant.

When mysterious choice becomes mystical, the miraculous states are at hand.

 

The Resistance

 

As mysterious or as mystical as choice can be, often it is not. Often choice is quite ordinary. Often it lacks luster as well as power. Why?

 

Paradox ... As powerful as choice is, it is neither mysterious nor mystical when it is a choice of last resort or one that stands alone. In this sensing, when someone has exhausted all their options and feels helpless or even hopeless, they turn to choice. Only then do they become interested in "this thing called choice." Also, when someone senses that there are no options to explore, when they feel imprisoned in and by their situation, they suddenly want to explore choice. But, as we say, there is nothing mysterious or mystical about such last resort or stand-alone choices. It is a paradox.

Likewise, fear choices - those choices made within the depth of fear and for the purpose of circumventing fear - and disowned choices - choices made while pretending that it "wasn't a choice at all" - have no mystery. We would suggest, they do have impact, but they lack mystery; they lack magic.

And coerced choices lack mystery, mysticism, and magic. As powerful as choice can be, it can seem powerless as well. In this sensing, it's a paradox.

 

Pain ... Choice can be hurtful and painful when it is used as a club or weapon for self-defense or for self-punishment and ridicule. There are those who have used the concept of choice to defend themselves. When their reality doesn't seem to work, they lament that they chose this or that they didn't choose that. "But I chose ..." becomes their chorus.

Others have used the concept of choice to beat themselves up for failing at or for falling short of their goal. "But I chose ..." becomes their sharp barb.

If you have used choice to defend or punish yourself, you could resist choice now because of that past pain. If you have used choice to ridicule yourself, the pain of such action could create resistance to its mystery or mysticism If you have imprisoned yourself with the harsh judgments borne of painful choice, you may find reluctance to explore the wonder of choice. We would suggest, with the more loving and more healing of the pain, the option of choice can blossom once again.

 

Fear ... Choice can be fearful when it is viewed as being too revealing and too vulnerable, too liberating and freeing; or too responsible and powerful. It can be fearful: You worry, "What if I make the wrong choice?" It can be frightening.

 

Familiarity ... Choice can become automatic, and when it does, it is no longer mysterious or mystical. This happens, we would suggest, when you are programmed or conditioned to automatically choose or when driven by old patterns, templates, or programs, when you give power away or relinquish it, or when your yet-to-be-broken "dark law" is threatening.

 

A Few Techniques

 

To allow your choices to become more meaningful, more powerful, and more magical, we suggest there are several things you can do.

1. Remember and reunite with the mysteries that you do know. Work with becoming more conscious of these seven mysteries. We would suggest, allow them to become more real in your world. That is, give the seven mysteries dimension; give them time and space. Allow them to matter; sense the meaning, significance, and value to you. Reflect; give attention to these mysteries before you have to pay attention to them. In this sensing, work with intent and act upon these seven mysteries. Allow their truth to become a part of your self-image. Oh, yes, let yourself choose to allow these mysteries to be real. We would suggest that choice is seminal to change.

2. Ponder and savor those statements about choice that is beyond space-time; work with those statements about mystical choice. Play with them. In this sensing, allow them to play with your mind.

3. Healing resistance is so valuable in this process. Face and explore your resistance. The ones we discuss here are not the only ones; they are intended as catalysts for the resistance you can find within yourself. Recognition of resistance is followed by acknowledgment: This is your resistance and it can be healed.

After you recognize and acknowledge, forgiving yourself for having and holding resistance to the mystery and mysticism of choice becomes paramount. Self-forgiveness is key to changing and thus key to healing.

4. Choosing Choice Technique: This is such an elegant technique that many dismiss as "too simple." We would suggest that those who seek struggle and pain in their growth are particularly offended by this technique.

When something happens in your reality, no matter how big or small, in this sensing, work with the following statements. Own the statements and answer the questions.

    • This is a choice.
    • This is my choice.
    • I am choosing to ... (state the thing) ...
    • My reason for this choice is ...
    • This is how I am going to respond; this is the action I am going to take. The action upon my choice is ...
    • The result of my action was ...
    • That was my choice, too.

Start with small events. Work with non-threatening events and then with less threatening events. In time, we would suggest, you will sense the power of this elegant technique. And with the "big events" in your life, you will have access to the power, mystery, mysticism, and the magic of choice. We would suggest, it is a wonderful gift.

5. Who is choosing? To build upon conscious choice and its power, it is important to know who, within you, is the one currently making the choices. Is it your child or adolescent? And which face of child-adolescent is it? This question can be so helpful.

Is it your negative ego that is choosing? Is it your parental face? Who is making this choice? Again, such questions can open you to an inner dialog. We would suggest, such a dialog can be empowering. It can also interrupt what could be a very negative avenue to follow.

Even when the "who is choosing" is exactly who you wanted to be making those choices, being conscious of that can be enlightening and empowering. The result of those choices can be truly magical. As we say, choice can be a wondrous gift.

6. Know the category of choice that you are making. At first, this can seem encumbering or a waste of time. Though it can seem to be, we would suggest that this does not have to be busy work. In this sensing, as you become more conscious of the type of choice you are making, you can become more clear about how to implement it. You can become clearer on how to work with this active agent of change.

 

Types of choices ... Physical, Emotional-Mental, or Social. Is this a choice that can change you physically or whose action will be physical? Will this choice play out emotionally-mentally? Does this choice affect your social reality and world? How far beyond you does it reach? The answers, we would suggest, alter your means and methods of responding.

Types of choices ... Character, Integrity, or Value. A character choice is very different than a physical or emotional one. The touch of Soul is different. Knowing that, in this sensing, can alter the depth and touch of mystery within that choice. A choice that increases a sense of integrity or adds to the sense of value is also unique.

Types of choices ... Creative or Spiritual. Again, we would suggest, knowing the energy and force within the kind of choice you make can make the process of choosing more and more conscious. With greater consciousness comes greater magic.

7. Bottle It! You can create a homeopathic-like elixir. Or, we would suggest, you could work with crystals. With either, you can create a choice-elixir or a choice-crystal to hold the mystery and mysticism ... to hold the magic ... of choice.

Weed through your fear and growth choices, your old and new choices, your relinquished and embraced choices, and your constricting and expanding choices. Flow the energy of growth choices, new and embraced choices, and of luminous choices into the elixir or into the crystal.

Think about some of the really wonderful choices you have previously made. As you think of these, feel the sense of aliveness, of gratitude, and of love. Feel your sense of self-value. As well, we would suggest, be alert to and feel your sense of patience, of giving, and of power. Feel these feelings around those wonderful choices that you have already made. Filled with the resonance of these energies, flow them into the elixir or crystal.

Use the energy of remembering and reuniting (technique #1) and of pondering and savoring (technique #2) and flow these energies into the bottle or the crystal form.

Now complete the process by flowing your love, your caring, and your sense of intimacy into the bottle or crystal. Flow your images of happiness and joy as well as your images of healing into this vessel.

Cover the bottle containing the elixir or cover the crystal that is alive with light and love. A simple cloth works just grand. Cover it, we would suggest, for 24 hours.

Now you have bottled it. You have bottled the essence of the mystery and mysticism of choice.

Did you really do that? The answer is up to you. It's your choice.

Ah, it has been a joy working with you. And we look forward to working with you as you implement these ideas and techniques. We look forward to next time ...

With love and peace,

Lazaris

 

 

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Healing: The Journey from Illness to Health

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Blog: Healing: The Journey from Illness to Health

By Lazaris

We’re going to focus attention on what illness is and how to correct it, but it is important to begin with the essential question: What is Health?

Most people don’t really know what it is, but it’s important to know. To be effective in your healing of yourself or others, you need something to move toward, not just something to run away from.

It’s also important to understand what health is because you need some standard by which to judge whether you’ve established a state of health effective enough to move on. You see, you have healing that takes place on the physical body, but there’s also the mental body, the emotional body, and the psychic body – which are parts of the Limited Self. Beyond the Limited Self is the synergy of the limited components which is the Spiritual Self. It is also in need of healing. Beyond that Spiritual Self are the Soul and Higher Consciousness, which are healthy. But your RELATIONSHIP with them needs healing, and to be established in a state of good health.

So what is health?

Health is the moving toward, and the fulfillment of, learning to have fun and consciously creating success.

Health includes the freedoms, gifts, actions, and joys of living that you give to yourself and then … and then … give to and inspire in others.

Health is the means to the end – the way that you succeed, not just that you did. It’s the way you acquire your freedom, the way you acquire the gifts of life, the way you take action, the way you experience and express your joy.

Good health is the aliveness – aliveness with love, trust, expectancy and enthusiasm – with which you live your life and explore your reality.

Health is the means that you use to reach that expanding, embracing, living, loving relationship with God/Goddess/All That Is. Health is the means of your spirituality. Health is establishing the greatest freedom, which is responsibility … establishing the greatest gift, which is choice and subsequently decision … establishing the greatest act, which is to love yourself and others, to be loved by yourself and others … establishing the greatest joy, which is healing yourself and then others. Health is seeking the greatest or the highest truth.

Health is knowing how to have fun, knowing how to consciously create success. It starts with the moving toward, and completes with the knowing of how to have fun and how to consciously create success.

Those are the criteria of the ever-changing, ever-expanding state of awareness and realization that is health. Now we’re going to talk about illness, and we’re going to talk about healing. That’s the juicy stuff, yes?

Illness is disorientation, alienation, disorder, and/or failure. Illness is also the coded messages that your Higher Aspects are trying to communicate to you. Therefore, when you develop an illness, if you don’t pay attention to those messages, then all you’re doing is manipulating symptoms.

It’s ironic. New Age healers are very critical of the allopaths (AMA-type doctors) because all they do is treat symptoms. True enough; the criticism is well-founded. But if alternative-method healers do not help you find the answers to those messages, then all they’re doing is treating symptoms as well.

True healers will help you discover what illness is saying to you, and help you answer those messages. It doesn’t matter whether they work with acupuncture, acupressure, crystals, psychic surgery, massage and running energy, laying on of hands, or spontaneous healing. The true healer is going to work with the cause of the illness, the messages that are there, and then will find a particular way of focusing that energy for the return of good health.

So what are the messages your Higher Self tries to give you? How can you interpret them? You don’t have to go ask someone. You can figure them out yourself.

The First Step of Healing: The Seven Questions To Ask & Answer

One: “What is the message my Higher Aspects are trying to give me?”

Two: "What’s this feedback that I’m getting?"

You see, illness is not just the message. It is also feedback. You will give yourself feedback when you’re screwing up in your reality. When your dear policeman keeps stopping you for going too fast, that’s feedback to slow down and be more careful. How many of you have gotten a speeding ticket and then have proceeded to screw something up 10 or 20 or 30 minutes later? The body similarly gives you feedback. “I have an ache or a stiffness or something that’s telling me to slow down.”

Three: “What are the conflicting beliefs and attitudes that are creating this static and interference in my reality?” That is what illness is, also: static and interference that let you know you aren’t on a clear channel. You have conflicting beliefs, not the least of which is the fact that you are striving so quickly to grow and to finally move beyond this physical body, and at the same time you believe that death is bad. That’s a conflict. Those two beliefs rub wrong, creating friction, static, and interference.

Four: “What is the manipulation or potential manipulation this illness is?”

This is a toughie. This is one you’re not going to want to look at, particularly if you’re not feeling well, which is often the case when you’re ill, yes? … (laughter) …

“Not me! My back really does hurt. My arm really is broken. I really am bleeding.” It’s, well, true but what is the present or potential manipulation? We’ll give you that little bit of room, yes? … (laughter) … And that’s an important question to answer. And you know, there’s always an answer. Some of the questions don’t always have answers, admittedly. But this one does. The first one, the fourth one, and the last one always have answers. There’s always a manipulation, or a potential manipulation based on the way in which you handle yourself from this point forward.

Five: “What could I be releasing or relieving from my reality?”

Sometimes as you work through something and begin to release it, it will have an illness effect upon the body. The “illness” you have may be a way of releasing something from your present, past, future, or some other lifetime. There are other ways to do it, but this is the way you chose. If you can understand that, you can decide if you want to continue to release it this way or if you’d prefer a different way. This is another question that may not have an answer.

Six: "How is my body cooperating with my programming?"

This one also may not have an answer. Sometimes, when your programming’s off or doesn’t make sense to your subconscious mind, a Higher Aspect of yourself may respond with a reaction in the physical form to let you know that it’s not going anywhere.

This doesn’t necessarily refer only to outward programming that you sit down and do in your meditations. This can be the programming of the other 23-½ hours of your day … “I wish I could begin again. I wish I could just start all over again.” That’s programming. And your body may well be cooperating by giving you cancer, because that’s what cancer does. It reverses the growth of the cells. They stop growing and functioning normally, and start returning to a womb-like state.

Seven: “What lesson(s) could I learn, or am I learning, from this illness?”

See, everything doesn’t happen for the best. Everything happens. As long as it does, you might as well turn it into the best thing you can …

If you ask yourself these seven questions, and answer them honestly, you will have taken the first very giant step toward healing. And if you can’t figure it out for yourself, you can get some help from your friends: your counselors, Spiritual Self, Higher Consciousness. You also have a synchronistic reality that is constantly giving you feedback. It’s a matter of listening and paying attention.

The Healing Process

So what is involved in healing?

The first step we’ve talked about. Ask yourself the seven questions. That’s the first step, and a giant step, most definitely.

Second step: Process and program. We know there are those who are telling you that you don’t have to process anymore, that all you have to do is declare your intention and that’s it. There are many who are wanting to give you simple, simple, simple little formulas for being spiritual. But when you find out they’re wrong, they’re not going to be there to tell you why they lied to you. … After you hear the messages and understand them, process them through. Clear them out of your system.

Third step: Select a healing modality. What methods of healing do you want to use? You make that decision. Don’t throw your hands up and say, “Whatever, whomever. I’m just going to wander in the maze of illness until somebody comes along and does it to me.” You make those choices. You make those decisions.

The fourth step is the most important and most determined step. It’s the one where you can screw up, or where you can really get into some marvelous freedom. The fourth step is that you make the decision to return to health. Ultimately, the decision is the healer. You can go to any healer, however powerful, but if you have not decided to get back on the pathway of health instead of stagnating in illness, they aren’t going to be able to help you. You have to make the decision!

And the decision needs to be made after you’ve taken the first three steps. You see, you don’t just start out, “I’ve decided I’m going to get healed.” First, figure out what the messages are. Then do the processing and programming. Then you make the selection of what modality you’re going to use. And THEN you make the decision: “I’m going to be healed.”

And fifth step: You participate in the healing. You don’t just drag your weary body in and lie it down on the healing table and say, “Do it to me.” You participate with aliveness, love, trust, expectancy, and enthusiasm. “I’m too exhausted.” Then give what you’ve got of these energies, because you must participate in a living way. You can’t just lie there like a limp noodle and expect any long-lasting or serious results.

Sixth step: Program and process again at a deeper level. If the fact that it takes time concerns you, how serious is your decision? How alive, expectant and enthusiastic are you? How much love and trust is really there?

And seventh: Move back into that dynamic aliveness that is your good health. Having learned what you needed to learn from the messages, leave the illness behind, moving out of it into the dynamic flow of health.

That’s what takes place in healing. The power of healing is immense. And there are many, many methods, as we suggest. And one or several of them are right for you.

With love and peace ...
Lazaris

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Honoring and Healing Water

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Blog: Honoring and Healing Water

by Lazaris

Dear Everyone,

Lazaris made an audio recording, "Honoring Water," as a response to our concerns about the Fukushima situation and the current drought in Southern California. Here is the link and the transcript.

http://bit.ly/honoring_healing_water

Message from Lazaris:

All right. All right. Of course it is a pleasure. It always is. Because so many of you are concerned about potential dangers of radiation pollution from Fukushima, and because you are concerned about the growing Water Crisis in Southern California, we thought we would offer some observations and suggestions. We are not going to say all that could be said about these very real concerns. No one could do that anyway. However we do want to plant a few seeds in the magic you are working. We want to talk about Honoring Water.

Of course we encourage you to do what you do, to do what by your nature and by your grace you do: to dream, to love, to heal, and of course, to work magic. Do these in your individual and unique ways, and do these things together, together in harmony and balance more than in space and time, together in harmony, together in balance. Beyond this, let’s talk of Honoring Water.

As we suggested, the Element Water played a significant role during the final phase of 2013 and you saw the expressions of that significance with the flooding in Colorado and with the torrential rains from the typhoons in Central America. Water continues to play a significant role as the Year of Gratitude gets underway. Both these concerns, one a potential crisis the other a full crisis, involve water and involve the Element of Water with all its metaphors.

Water changes. It’s about changing and growing. It’s about transmuting and transforming. Water is about the strength of character and integrity. Each of these are key to gratitude. Water is also integral to the flow of possibility and the power of the possible. Water flows and it can flow with passion and inspiration. Each can become ebullient. Each can become effervescent because of soul, because of the soul and spirit of water. Water erodes and builds up. The world is in the midst of change, of growing and changing, of transmuting and transforming. Yours is a world that needs the strength of human character and integrity and the strength of the possible. It is a world that calls out for both passion and inspiration. Of course Water with its metaphors is at the forefront of your reality and is at the forefront of the world’s energy.

This is the Year of Gratitude and the dangers to water and the absence of water are calling you to awaken your sense of gratitude. Gratitude is a feeling and it begins there, and it lifts to action and again it expandsto become a state of mind, a state of being.

In this circumstance, we suggest initiating your magic by personally feeling grateful for water, grateful for the water in your life and for what water has meant and what it currently means to you. Yes, it is essential to life, essential to health and well-being, and water plays a critical role in so many aspects of your life. It gives you so much more than you ask for, so much more than expect, and so much more than you can imagine. In its way water is miraculous. Be grateful; feel your gratitude. Be grateful for the miracle that water is and for the miracle water has been and is in your life.

Energetically, water is under great stress. The Nature spirits, the water spirits and sprites, the devic forces of water are all entangled in great amounts of stress. Water pollution everywhere creates it, and currently the Fukushima situation is exacerbating that stress. The drought in Southern California is a reflection and expression of that stress, and it is also a harbinger of potential distress – water distress – coming in your world. Years ago we talked about how water would become more valuable than oil and the “oil wars” could potentially be replaced with “water wars.”

There is a powerful link between the Fukushima situation and the current drought. It is time for you to stand tall and to life your voice. It is time for you to be heard. Let your magic be heard.

We suggest the following:

Be grateful for the water in your life. Each day, each day take a moment to be grateful for the water that you use and for what water gives you, for what water gives you: welcome it, appreciate it, thank it, be empathic for its plight. Sense the Undine and likewise feel gratitude by welcoming, appreciating, and thanking them. Be empathic. Sense the water sprites and feel the presence of the Water Devas. When you pour a glass of water or open a bottle to drink, when you wash your hands, your face, or when you bathe, when you water your plants, irrigate your yard, whenever you engage water, honor it, honor it, with your gratitude. No, not every time you engage it, but at least once a day honor water with your gratitude. Do this honoring with your heart and mind and not by rote. Be conscious not automatic.

So many people are wanting so much from water. What can you give to water? What can you give to the Undine and to the water sprites? What can you give the Devas of Water? You want so much from water. First give to water. Attention, appreciation, understanding, caring, concern for it and for its welfare, and give healing. Rather than asking water to heal you, you work to heal water.

Be a Champion of Giving and Healing. Flow your giving and healing through you into water and then flow the giving and healing of humankind through you into water. Work your magic to heal and to restore water.

Work your magic to heal and to restore water. In this regard, we would suggest, each day, take a small glass of water, a glass glass preferably, and flow your giving, flow your healing, and flow the giving and healing of humanity into that glass of water. And then, pour it gently into the earth or place it on the sill in the sun to let it evaporate, to let the water to return to itself through the earth or through the air.

Finally, Gather the Ancients and let them find their place out there in the Pacific for example, and also in other trouble spots such as in Africa and other locations where the stress and distress of water -- the crises of water -- are most evident. Gather the Ancients and let them find their place, and then let the Ancients work their magic, let the Ancients work their magic.

Stand with the Ancients and participate in the magic. Stand with the Ancients, let your magic be heard. Let your magic be heard.

Will the dangers of Fukushima disappear? Will it begin raining in Southern California? No. Certainly not immediately. In time, yes, but remember your goal is to give. Your goal is to feel grateful in this Year of Gratitude. Your goal is to give to water and to heal water. Your goal isn’t to get; it’s to give, exalted giving expecting nothing in return. You will reap the bounty of your magic, but first it is valuable to hold the singular focus and singular will: gratitude, understanding, giving, healing.

Be heard in your world. Let your magic sing. Let your magic sing.

With love, with love, and peace.
~ Lazaris

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