Creating from the place of silence

Blessed are the Peacemakers. As usual, ancient texts have deeper meanings than the one we typically read. One of the meanings is our ability to experience deep connections when we get to our silent core. Most usually, the method is meditation, but sometimes these instances of silence occur incidentally, and suddenly we find ourselves immersed in this deep Peace, or Silence, or Nothingness. It is a wonderful place to start our creation: thoughts originating from our silent core become easily reality.

The dilemma is about what we manifest, of course. Here are three real-life examples:

1. The phone is out, sent to be serviced, so the agenda is vanished. The replacement phone is completely ignorant, when calls are needed, something happens: the person you have been intensely thinking of is calling you. Then you would like to send a birthday greeting SMS, but there is no number… so you get messaged via Facebook by the same person.

2. She is in a tense situation. Real tense. She feels something might be wrong with her partner. The marriage is flowering, but there are fears and uncertainty and lots of anxiety. What happens next is mind boggling. Her next door neighbor is completely rebuilding the house, which results in a 3-month ordeal. The other next door neighbor is opening a business that makes a lot of noise. This looks like a true reflection of her personal life…

3. Business is slowing down. The normal question arising in anyone’s mind is “and now what?”. So, from that place of silence, creative ideas arise. Suddenly, strategy and structure. A new starting point. The only thing is to follow it :), and things are back in the flow. Frozen projects, resumed. New ones dawning. Life is good, after all.

These are first-hand events. All of them happened in 3 hours :), after a short silent meditation on Peace.

Blessed are the Peacemakers, since once one radiates this state, grace overflows into the lives of everyone around with an incomparable abundance of Gifts. All kinds of Gifts. Peace is our Source, and we are Peace. Whenever we remember this and re-experience our inner sacred silence, we are back into creating, again and again, our happiness.

If you need tools and methods to help you reach your Peace, just drop a line here, in the comments section.

ReiKi: rediscovering the Usui method

ReiKiMuch has been written about ReiKi, so much that it seems almost impossible to avoid being redundant. However, after years of practicing and teaching this wonderful system, a refreshed view on this method becomes capital.

We are so into the techniques and forms associated with ReiKi that sometimes we really need to go back into the philosophy of it, in order to penetrate the deeper levels of this onion-like approach to personal enlightenment – because ReiKi was not called a healing method until the death of its founder, Mikao Usui. The first written inscription saying “healing” is the one of the Master’s tomb stone, set in 1926… he never mentioned it during his years of practice.

Most of the practitioners in the world today are heirs of the Takata line. Some of the advanced masters, among which my master, felt something was missing. In the ’90’s, a Canadian origin master, Dave King, and his colleague, Melissa Rigall, researched the method with direct disciples of Usui: it looks like the original method was dedicated rather to spiritual evolution than to healing. In 2000, Chris Marsh, a British Master, got in touch with one of Mikao’s first students, a Buddhist nun, aged 106 at that time (it is known that his students lived for 95 years or more, which shows the effectiveness of this system in reprogramming all bodies), Chris got to know another 11 direct disciples of Usui, all over 100 years old…

Where is all this information coming from, and how is it possible that such essential , critical information could be so contradictory when we look at the “traditional” Takata descriptions?

Don BeckettI owe this to my beloved late master, Don Beckett, who showed me the most authentic version of Usui. I got several initiations from several masters, but Don was the one that stripped all the unnecessary form off the attunements and teachings and reloaded them with content. Rather than a therapy, Rei Ki, as the name says, is the connection between the divine energy (Rei) and the personal energy (Ki or Chi). An invisible channel of light that brings what we could call the Breath of God, flowing into the personal spark of divinity in each being, activating it and igniting an irreversible evolution process. Usui called it ” a method for reaching perfection”. Both Dave King and Chris Marsh confirm, after talking with direct disciples, that Usui never named the method Ryoho.

Another important piece of information comes, as well, from the first-hand students of Usui: the attunements were performed frequently in Usui’s dojo  – actually each time someone came to see Usui – through a method named ReiJu, The Offering of the Spirit. Again, I was fortunate to learn and be able to apply this method, taught by Don at the master level. It is a full energetic reprogramming of the bodies, bringing them closer to the original state of perfection, and the ideal support of the attunements for Shoden, Okuden and Shinpiden – the three levels that Mikao taught. It is like a carrier wave that implements precisely, gently and in a powerful way the light codes allowing the practitioner to connect to the Source, channel Light and work with various aspects of the frequency of the Source.

ReiJu is my favorite tool and when things are serious I am starting the session, like Mikao did a century ago, with a ReiJu, which works like an open attunement. I get myself ready for important days, such as teaching days, starting with a self Reiju: this technique that seems to come from the Tendai buddhist Qi Gong type practices is an all powerful procedure and its result fully depends on the intention.

So… the Gakkai was started by the group of Imperial Marine officers that were close to Usui and not Usui himself… there are magic, powerful techniques that should be taught in order to completely restore the potential of this method… and less drawing of symbols and more focus on intention are the way to practice this wonderful method Usui downloaded in his moment of satori, brief enlightenment, on Mount Kurama, after 21 days of fasting.

And ReiKi is actually the awakening and establishing of the connection between the human self and the Divine Self, Higher Presence, I AM presence – the superior component of the Being, known under so many names. The rest is just a pletora of positive secondary effects. 🙂

For those interested in exploring more this approach, Don’s book is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Reiki-The-True-Story-Exploration/dp/158394267X

 

Change IS happening. Get in tune with it.

behaviors to avoidApril the 29th ends a potent cosmic context that might trigger havoc or bliss in our lives. It is the best moment to re-design ourselves and get rid of all behaviors that produce negativity and generate each other in the well-known vicious circle.

All behaviors described in the image are common and we usually say it is recommended to quit them – but there is too little we do in order to actually change something in the way we act.

The recipe is quite simple, but it takes weeks of concentrated effort to work on each bubble. If you really want to address these aspects, mind that there will be at least three weeks of focus needed for each little circle in order to get you tuned into the greater cosmic aspects:

  1. embrace your fears whenever they occur. Go fearward. If you are afraid of anything, try doing it.
  2. increase your vibration by doing things you like, meditating, going out into the nature, singing, praying or performing any spiritual practice that puts you in connection with the Greater energy.
  3. Us. Us. Us. This is your focus, not the egotistic one. You will be fine as long as we all are fine. Set yourself to offering something to someone everyday: a good conversation, a small gift, lunch, a minor loan. Compassion is the greatest change catalyst.
  4. Stop complaining there is no love in your life. Start offering without any expectation of receiving. And things will slowly and gradually change.
  5. bank accounts, houses, clothes and cars are not you.  Think about your true expression: what you do and how you do it. Stop thinking about money. Money comes as you create space for it to flow. Clutter such as “I do not have enough” fill your inner space so there is not much flow it can allow. Be gentle, inspired and light, and abundance will appear for sure.

29 aprEAll these go hand in hand with an enhanced sense of presence, connection and grounding. Now is the moment of being the now. Probably one of the determining moments in your life.

Get out, into a park or a forest, by the seaside or on a mountain track. Be there every second, noticing everything that is around you and taking the amount of time to feel this is home.

Keep your goals at the top of any list. Daydream about them. Align them with who you really are. The road will take many curves, it is never a straight line, but it does get you there once you know where you are heading.

And, most importantly, be open. Let go of the control. You do not control anything but yourself and, by mastering yourself, you will also master what is around you. Everything responds in the most lively way to your thoughts, feelings and mental projections: make sure you have the right ones in order to achieve the result that is best for you.

And leave a note here if you find it difficult. There are techniques and tools for everything, the most important is the intention of aligning all these behaviors. Good luck with smooth and swift change.

Expanded Consciousness camp in Peru: Amazon and Macchu Picchu

răsărit pe AmazonWe live in a world of hypnotic beliefs, both cultural and religious. It places limitations both on our physical and consciousness aspects of our being. Experiencing the truth of who you are is the purpose of this sacred journey into the heart of Mother Earth, followed by an optional Solstice Ceremony in Macchu Picchu.

This life-changing event  takes place in the Amazonian jungle, where the environment allows for accelerated change. The intention behind this process is a deepening and widening of perception, so that we pass beyond our physical limits, inner barriers and reach a higher state of consciousness, connected to all that is.

Satul Shipibo în care ne petrecem stagiul de junglăThe 15 days of consciousness raising will take place in a pristine area, where the frequencies of the Western world do not interfere with the process: there is no electromagnetic pollution, no electricity and the village is located upstream, next to the clear waters of a tributary of the Amazon, called Manati.

The daily schedule addresses the following aspects:

– body: detox with a shamanic diet and indigenous plant medicine. Swimming, guided jungle shamanic quests led by plant masters and shamans, pink dolphin watching river trips, Tai Chi  will contribute to the physical attunement, together with specific healing effects of Ayahuasca. Emotional cleansing sessions through therapeutic and shamanic practices completes the body approach. Amazon 2014

– mind: mental and verbal reprogramming, meditation, group debriefing and debates. Releasing the hypnotic, cultural and religious patterns. Expanding the intuition.

– soul: subconscious and superconscious connections via breathing techniques, ayahuasca initiation ceremonies and connection with oneness, initiation into the Five Attributes of Mastery: centering, harmony, potential, vision and inspiration. All these elements build on a foundation of Love with the end result being the Joy that you are.

ceremoniile de protecţie, cu Kavi CânaA typical day in the jungle starts at sunrise, with Tai Chi, shamanic medicinal plant remedies and a bathe in the river. It continues with either initiations into the Five Attributes, group work, jungle walks, private sessions or other activities. It then flows into a meditation or one of the five scheduled Ayahuasca ceremonies. We will benefit from the support of the experienced therapists facilitating the entire trip and the contribution of four local shamans, specialized in purification, protection, plant treatment and Ayahuasca ceremonies.

The entire group will get an orientation session before departure and another one on site.

The schedule of the trip is the following:

June 2: Arrive in Iquitos. The group will spend the night in OK Hostal. Please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to facilitate the reservation. There is an option to arrange accommodation with the group in Lima upon return, if you choose so.

Afternoon in Iquitos. The shamans and artisans markets.

June 3: boat trip with the Shipibos to the jungle location. A one day scenic trip through the heart of the Amazon, into Nuevo San Jose, where we will be accommodated in typical Shipibo bungalows and get immersed into the local lifestyle.

June 4 – 17: Jungle schedule. Connecting with the nature, self work, plant therapy, Ayahuasca ceremonies, meditation and specific group activities (see details above).

June 19: return to Iquitos and evening in town.

June 20: Flights either back home, for the ones who want to return, or  Iquitos – Lima – Cusco for the ones who want to continue the loop. Accommodation in Cusco and evening in Cusco. Taxi and train to Macchu Picchu.  Accomodation in Aguas Calientes.

Statue of Pachacutec and the cathedral

June 21: early morning bus ride to Macchu Picchu. Sunrise ceremony on the top of Macchu Picchu. Evening return to Cusco. Accommodation in Cusco. 

June 22/23: Days in Cusco and Sacred Valley

June 24: Departure to home city.

Base price for the jungle package from Iquitos, including transport to jungle location, full board and all ceremonies and practices: 2450 USD. The hotel price in Iquitos, not included in the base price, is 50 USD for two nights (one on arrival, on on return). Airfare from home city to Iquitos is not included. 

spaţiul de relaxareBase price from Iquitos to Cusco- Macchu Picchu: approximately 650 USD, depending on the time of booking . This part of the journey is optional. 

Accommodation in Lima can be arranged and paid on location, if you wish to spend the evening there.

The price shall be paid as follows:

– 1000 USD until April 15

–  the remaining amount shall be paid by May 15.

Andreea IonescuThe group activities shall be supplied in English since the group is international,  and facilitated by

Andreea Ionescu

Holistic therapist, coach and personal development counselor, with an experience of over 20 years in developing people out which the last 5 fully dedicated to complementary therapies and coaching. Black belt facilitator and trainer, Andreea also holds initiation and currently teaches several spiritual and energetic systems, such as Shinki, Reiki, Seikhim, Huna, Angelic and Archangelic Reiki.

Ian Stabler

Ian Stabler

has been working for more than 20 years in individual and group therapy, helping people reveal their inner nature, supporting deep exploration and identification of those portions that do not contribute to the highest potential of that person. The result is an enhanced natural self expression of the authentic person or group.   Ian specialized in soul retrieval, clearing personal blockages and limitations since 1986. Initiated in the 32 paths of wisdom of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, certified holistic rebirthing practitioner, he has spent the last 12 years in coaching and individual reconstructive therapy, and totals a 40 years track record in working with people.

More on the previous format, dedicated to shaping leaders, about the facilitators and participant opinions, at http://pisicka.wordpress.com/calatorii-inspirate/calatorie-in-inima-pamantului/consciousness-expansion-for-tomorrows-leaders/what-they-got-from-the-program/

 

2013 group heading to the Jungle

To register for the trip or require information, please use the following contact form: 

You can also send an email to andreeai@yahoo.com or ianstabler@shaw.ca

Contact phone numbers: +40 722 402068 (Andreea) or +1 6042908646 (Ian). A discussion group on Facebook is available at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423417071242896/ on a membership basis.

The new Sun Sanctuary discovered in Romania

A new site was discovered in Dobrogea, the Romanian area that lies between the Danube and the Black Sea. Given the finding, it looks like the Neolithic populations had a much more intricat spiritual system than we originally anticipated. Mysterious sites, full of sacred symbols, become more and more enigmatic.
Just one mile away from Stonehenge, maybe one of the most sacred places in Europe, another sanctuary, also a megalithic circular monument, was discovered after last June when archaeologists had discovered in Damerham , another 16 miles from the famous circle of stones, a gigantic prehistoric ceremony complex, consisting in 12 circles and estimated to be 1000 years older than Stonehenge.

Since ancient times, some people, endowed with special powers or using magic rituals, created and bordered sacred spaces, usually looking like a circle.The circle is dynamic, it expresses perfection: it is a symbol of balance, eternal return, cycles that occur in nature as seasons, days, moon phases etc. It also appears at cellular level. There are a few images that appear more frequently, here are some of them.
The Snake, main symbol of regeneration, revival, vital force, abundance and fertility, was also regarded with fear, for its venomous aspect. It is an important component of the Neolithic Pantheon, represented as the Great Goddess, under her image of Snake Goddess. The main symbol associated with the Snake is the spiral. One of the most revered Romanian historians, Vasile Pârvan , claims that the real origin of this symbol is in Dacia, the legendary country inhabited by enlightened people, that was to be found on a territory which is similar to today’s Romania. J. Deshayes mentioned that the spiral appeared in the 4th millenium BC on the Lower Danube and then migrated to the Peloponnese, Crete Egypt and Mesopotamia. Recent information push back the appearance of the snake spiral to Superior Paleolithic. , Engraved bones witness the existence of this spiral.

Less than 3 miles from the place of origin of the most famous samples of old art on Romanian territory (the Hamangia culture), last March a huge sanctuary containing the highest concentration of solar disks was discovered. The Seimeni sanctuary consists in  59 solar disks, with 20 meters diameter, some almost touching each other.  Some are separated by lanes that might be walls as thick as 4 meters. The central position is taken by a spiral that coils towards the center of the disk, forming a ramp with a base that is over 8 meters wide and that, getting more and more narrow,  captures the entire spirit energy feeding the matter and sends it like a jet propulsion towards divinity. It is obvious the disks have a different rigidity compared to the adjacent ground, and this becomes visible in the land slide areas and on the slopes. Actually, the entire Seimeni village is sliding towards the Danube. The last landslide, in 2005, destroyed the connecting road  between villages.

Along with the Snake symbol, the Seimeni sanctuary presents representative motifs belonging the Sun worship – the disk, The Great Goddes worship – the spiral – and the Water worship. Until this discovery, there was no clear archaeological evidence of a solar cult in the Carpathian-Danube area. Such a grand sanctuary involves the presence of a powerful cult and structured clergy. The sanctuary is placed on top of a hill, visible to anyone, and in case there were activities on this surface of over 20,000 sqm they would involve over 1,000 persons. The exact diameter of the disks points to advanced technology, given that, if built in limestone and 1 meter thick, a single disk would weigh 50 thousand tons.

But this is not a singular discovery. 16 miles away, next to the Mireasa village, another sanctuary with four disks, 26 meters each, and a similar placement, was discovered one year before Seimeni. Three others showed up at the same time –  40 miles from Seimeni, close to the Black Sea shore. The 13 new disks of the sanctuaries contain two larger ones, with diameters of 28 mteres ,which are the largest ever discovered in the Carpathian – Danube area. Along a straight line of about 45 miles, there are five such sanctuaries showcasing the solar symbol. The old ceremonies are still done every few years.
No historical source is clear about the solar or earthly nature of the Dacian religion. The key god, Zalmoxis, was worshiped from roofless temples or mountain tops. A gruesome ritual involved throwing people up so that they would then fall upon a carpet of swords and die from such multiple stabbing, with the purpose of sending them as messengers to the supreme god.
The andesite solar disk in Sarmizegetusa, the main spiritual center of Dacians, suggests the sun. The Dacian priests are described in ancient sourses as keen in astronomy and nature sciences. It seems that some of the sanctuaries also have a calendar function.
2012, ceremony on the Andesite Circle in SarmizegetusaThe Dacians seem to be the descendents of Thracians, who adored Ares, Dionysos, Artemis and Hermes (especially the blood line of the Thracian kings adored Hermes). The Thracian Hermes looks like a solar divine being, which then turns into a knight hero, very represented in the Balkans and further assimilated to Apollo.
The Thracian Dionysos ceremonies were held in the mountains, with lots of percussion and dancing in a circle. In these exhausting trance, women wore long dresses, covered with deer skins and holding serpents in honor of Sabazios (the Thracian name for Dionysos) or daggers. This circle dance is one of the sacred method to create a magic space, around a mystical center, an “axis mundi”, a Navel of the Earth. Large quartz statues were discovering in such a dancing circle around the center of a Mesolithic 7th millenium BC were discovered in  Lepenski Vir. The esotheric circle dance creates a ritual brotherhood and has resulted in the current folk dances, that still keep the circle shape. Evidence dating back to 3700-2500BC show such a dance of six women belonging to this culture. This situates the Romanian magic spiral cult before India, Tibet and Cina.

Nowadays, on the peak of this remote hill on the Danube bank, thousand of women dance, in circles of 30-40 persons, on these impressive disks. There ar tens of such circles of people, rotating with frenetic joy and then winding into spirals that come towards the center of the disks… and then back to circles.

Text adapted after the article of : Pintilie Stefan-Cristian

January 1: New Moon. Time for wishes.

The Moon. Celestial body of the emotions, carrier of our good and less good habits. Embodiment of potential. Since ancient times, the New Moon and Full Moon were times for planting and harvesting, and the shamans’ fires have been lighting up the nights of such phases for millennia.

The year of 2014 starts with a New Moon: time for planting, and that does not refer to cereals only, but to intentions, too: this is the best moment in the last years to set a personal evolution wish and send to the Universe the “order” for its manifestation. You can start this year in a different, profound, significant way, influencing all that is to happen. Here is how you can do it:

After having your midnight champagne, sit down and reflect upon the goal or purpose you most wish for: so deep and so important that every cell in your body yearns for it. The most hidden corner of the mind carries it. Take a pen and a paper  – you can do it as a group game, it will have even more power – and write down carefully what is that you wish for. A few notes about the notes:  :

– it is important to write what we wish, because this gives us clarity.

– write everything as it is happening now. Visualize the movie of your wish coming true, feel the sensations accompanying this fulfillment.

– refer to you and you only. The wish must not infringe the free will of anyone else: if it refers to someone, what you will write is the behavior changes you will experience, so that the desired situation is facilitated: for example, instead of writing “X loves me” you can write “I will become worthy of X’s love”.

– Check with your heart if what you have just written is correct. How do we do this? It is simple. Feel the joy and well-being emanating from what you wrote. That is the indication the text is “right”.

– Watch your words. What you write comes true exactly as it is written.

Ready? All written?  Your contract with the Universe has just been stamped, scanned and emailed for fulfillment. And it should be treated like any other contract: .once written, you do not revisit it all the time, but wait for it to happen, believing it will happen. At the right time. Take your paper, wrap it nicely, put it in a box on your altar or  next to your bed and wait without thinking about what it contains. Being detached from the object of our wish is an essential criterion for its manifestation.  

You may close your ceremony by planting something – a bean, a seed, a clove of garlic – but be careful with the caring and nurturing of this growing plant – or lighting up a fire to burn all that is old and make room for the new energies that you have just invoked in your note.

And so it is.