Check out this video from the ‘Timeshift 2020: Activating Galactic Culture‘ Event where Omboy Rॐ explains synchronicity and the two ways of seeing the world. Synchronicity as coincidence (materialism/escapism) or Synchronicity as being in alignment with your true path.
Self-proclaimed Chrononaut, Omboy Rॐ, or Rome for short, is a Brooklyn born artist harnessing his creativity for a higher purpose. Dedicated to inspire, Rome believes music and other forms of art are the holonomic key to engendering the New Earth. Fully embodying his Galactic Signature as a Blue Cosmic Monkey, Omboy’s mission is simple: to transcend society’s constructs and further facilitate our transition from living in the confines of artificial time to living in sync with the most harmonic standard of natural time. Initially activated by his passion for holistic medicine, Rome has rare exuberance and patience when it comes to offering guidance on living a balanced, high vibrational lifestyle. Through his offerings of sacred sound, as a creator of Cosmic Hip Hop music, and with his study of Permaculture, Rome is a true steward of the Earth. Learn more about the documentary film featuring his story and music.
Also check out this new lyric video for his latest song with Dream Circle.
Please join us online for the “DAY OUT OF TIME: DEEP DIVE INTO NATURAL TIME”, a live 7-HOUR broadcast event, on Saturday, July 25th, 2020, from 9am-4pm PDT. This year marks the 28th annual observance of the Day Out of Time (DOOT), the last day of the 13 Moon/Month calendar year, when people all around the planet plant the seeds of “Peace through Culture” and “Time is ART”, before entering a NEW Galactic year! This is also the very first time that the DOOT will be broadcast live to the entire world!
With the support of UNIFY and THC2020, Planet Restoration and a number of incredible collaborators will synthesize & harmonize with an event to inspire, inform, and support us all to synchronize in “Natural Time”, as we co-create the Regenerative Future together.
Speakers include Sacha Stone, Nassim Haramein, Stephanie South, Eden Sky, Wanique Shabazz, Dr. Jewel Pookrum, Dream Rockwell, Milana Shamuri, Matthew Sanderson, Joel & Katy Mejia of Things Are Changing Productions and many others. The event will also feature music from Rising Appalachia, Mirabai Ceiba, The Suns, Beautiful Chorus, Cornflower, Michael Fitzpatrick, Darshania, Dream Circle, Omboy Rome and so many others.
July 25th, 2020 / 9am-4pm Pacific / STREAMING LIVE ON FB
These times of the new normal are not normal times at all. Psychoanalyst Joyce McDougall coined the term normopathy to connote an excessive—and pathological—attachment and adaptation to conventional social norms. English psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas has coined a term with a similar meaning – normotic, which seems to be a variation of and play on the word neurotic. Not having developed a sense of self, people who are normopathic or normotic have a neurotic obsession to appear normal, to fit in – they are abnormally normal. At the bottom of this malady is an insecurity of being judged and rejected. Normotics are overly concerned with how others view them, rendering them afraid to creatively express their unique individuality, which results in being afraid of participating in the call of their own individuation. As C. G. Jung counsels, we should be afraid of being too healthy-minded, as, ironically, this can easily become unhealthy.
Many families, groups or societies are afflicted with normopathy (according to whatever the group’s rules are regarding what is considered “normal”), such that it is considered normal to be normotic. The strange thing is if that if almost everyone in the group is normotic, the pathology is seen as normal and healthy, which makes the person in the group who isn’t subscribing to being normotic appear to be ab-normal, the one with the pathology. Insanely, in a case of projecting their own craziness, the ones with the pathology then pathologize the one who doesn’t have it. Something of this nature is going on in the world today.
One of the greatest dangers about unconsciousness is proneness to suggestion, where we take on other peoples’ perspective of the world—and of who we are—thereby easily falling prey to the prevailing collective groupthink of the herd. The proclivity towards hive-mindedness strongly correlates with being susceptible to having our minds hijacked, manipulated and controlled by forces outside of ourselves.
Whatever term we use—normopathic or normotic—there are many people—as well as aspects of ourselves—that depend upon and derive our self-worth through external validation by others. Being social creatures, we have an unconscious undertow to want to belong to a group, which opens us up to the possibility of disconnecting from our own intrinsic urge to uniquely individuate. Instead of seeing the world through our own eyes, we then see the world—and ourselves, i.e., our own self-image—not through how others see us, but how we imagine others see us. The source of this process lies in our own creative imagination, which we have out-sourced to others. To connect with our own sovereignty, we have to find the source within ourselves from which our true creative power derives.
In the challenging times that we are living through, it is crucially important for us to not “fit in,” but rather, express the creative spirit that more than anything wants to come through us and find its place in the world. Instead of blindly and passively subscribing to the new normal, let us create “the new abnormal,” in which we do the radical act of being our naturally creative selves. Whereas repressed and unexpressed creativity is the greatest poison there is to the human psyche, creativity given free license to express itself is the greatest medicine imaginable.
Please watch, share and support the Time is Art documentary series. “Simple Things” is a new song by Dream Circle Feat. Omboy Rome with scenes from the forthcoming film, Time is Art: The Frequency of Love.
Three years ago we were all sitting in our stuffy Brooklyn apartment located in a highly industrial area. I had been living in for over 10 years. When I first moved in, I didn’t give much thought to the black soot lining the windows and idling cruise ships. The quality of the air, the stench of trash, the questionable activities of the industrial business across the street and the truck that arrived at odd hours in the morning to dispose of their “trash” didn’t necessarily raise red flags at the time. I thought having a cheap apartment in Brooklyn with a parking spot and roof access was a miracle (and it was in a way) and nothing else mattered. As the anxiety builds in our lives, the disconnection from nature becomes more and more obvious. One day I finally realized these were all indeed red flags.
That day, a few months before we finally moved out of Brooklyn, in a moment of clarity, suddenly the words, “Gotta get out, gotta get… outside”, popped in my head to which Omboy responded “if we wish to receive what we’re meant to find”. At the time I was reading a book by a Native American Elder, Dhyani Ywahoo and the some more lyrics came to me:
Freedom is in the forest In the foxes, in the flowers In the mushrooms, in the soil In the sun, in the soft sand Between my toes In the metaphysical the magical, the Unknown
Ah the simple things….
As musicians and artists we are channels from the Divine. Every song I’ve ever written has been inspired by nature or by other divinely inspired music. Back in 2015 at the premiere of our first film, we connected with the cosmic rapper, Omboy, who has been an incredible blessing and has touched our lives in so many ways by sharing his story and mind blowing lyrics. With the completion of a Dream Circle album and the forthcoming documentary The Frequency of Love, thousands of people will also share in this transmission.
During this time of quarantine people are lining up at food banks by the thousands. We are unsure more than ever before what civil rights will be taken away from us due to unprecedented panic and fear. We recall the 9/11 tragedy as a time of Great Awakening, followed by the “Patriot Act”. Those that are blessed with a daily spiritual practice are holding the light for unprepared friends and families who missed out on the opportunity to awaken. When this seems too much to bear, remember the simple things.
Getting outside and soaking up the sunshine (grounding or earthing), going on a hikes, walking barefoot in our community garden, and bike rides through the park is the easiest and fastest way to elevate my mood and control my anxiety. Gardening is mediation and fresh air helps release all those EMFs and move stagnant energy.
So please enjoy the song and music video, we hope it inspires you to get outside and be blessed by Mother Nature’s loving electricity in whatever small way you can.
Thanks again to everyone who joined us for the work in progress screening on Youtube. We cannot wait until the day this community can get together again and see this film in an actual movie theater. Thanks to all the comments and positive feedback!
“YO, this film is positively enchanting and medicinal. A fragrant healing bath of pure resonance that weaves hip-hop culture, timeless universal truths, and our connection to All. An elevating transmission of reiki-filled, divine frequency infused, rainbow crystal cosmic earth vibes . . . crafted with care, peacefulness and purpose. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and appreciate this magnificent offering.”
We are imagining you are doing much of what we are doing. Periodically checking non-mainstream media outlets like Collective Evolution but still fully aware of the negative effects electronic devices have on your mind and body. So we take long breaks in between the Twilight Zone updates, we chant or meditate, stretch, do some yoga with groups of friends online, etc. In our house, we have started our latest project, growing microgreens in the dining room area. The last group of our tribe to get together before this latest “social experiment” helped out by mixing compost, soil and minerals for our backyard garden. Taking our shoes off and digging our feet and fingers in the soil reversed several hours of 5G radiation.
If you are an artist, especially our touring musician friends, engineers and fellow filmmakers, you are in our prayers. Our first big push to fundraise for our second film in Florida was cancelled, our dreams of shooting on the beach for our new music video for “Simple Things”, postponed indefinitely. The Twilight Zone is the new reality. But we tread lightly onward, with the hopes that the film will still be released in 2020.
As you traverse the day’s new social experiment, there is one mind blowing podcast we’d like to point you to during this time. As you know, besides daily immune system boosting shots, it’s important to be prepared mentally and spiritually for what’s to come and the key here is to do whatever you need to do to stay balanced. Especially after coming back from the store where all the meat, pasta sauce, toilet paper and canned good are completely gone everyday. Where are all these New Yorkers with no space, storing their latest hoard? For most of us whose diet is 100% plant based, this doesn’t really matter but it still bothers you symbolically.
I know they say we should stay inside, but nature is where the true healing occurs. I am sure you are very aware of the contradiction here. Don’t leave your house, just stare at your phone or computer and soak up all that 5G radiation… hmmm something isn’t quite right here.
Ras Ben is a brother I’ve been following forever and we still have not given up hope on having him appear in the new film, especially since he lives on the East Coast. Subscribe to the HigherSide Chat’s podcast here: The great natural mystic, crystal earthkeeper, celestial counselor, wellness provider, sacred timekeeper, and all around good time, Ras Ben rejoins THC for a 3rd time to talk about his latest work, 5G Wellness 101: Thriving In A 5G Environment With Crystals & Sacred Stones in the wake of the Coronavirus chaos.
The meaning of Gayatri Mantra in simpler terms: the poem of the Divine. It is a belief that chanting Gayatri Mantra firmly establishes the mind and if people carry on his-her life and do the work that is destined, our life will be full of joy and happiness. In brief, the mantra means:
“O Divine mother, our hearts are filled with darkness. Please make this darkness distant from us and promote illumination within us.”
I also created an epic music playlist – with some of my favorite inspiring songs by Srikala (who appears in the new film), Ibeyi, Matisyahu, Yaima, Wildlight and Dream Circle. This playlist has kept me focused on what this virus is all about. Lastly, I’ll leave you with the lyrics from the classic Nakho (he has finally come clean on his behavior), and Medicine for the People’s 2016 song as it’s very appropriate to our times.
Great spirit, I have had it Bring me back to the nomadic Way of weaving through the damage Mindful, stay mindful
[Intro] So which wolf will you feed One makes you strong, one makes you weak And those who know and those who seek Amidst the chaos, find your peace (yeah) I know which wolf I’ll feed I know which wolf I’ll feed
[Verse 1] Great spirit, I’ve had it Bring me back to the nomadic Way of weaving through the damage Mindful, stay mindful Great spirit, for my sisters Let me be a flowing river Flood the banks, the rocks that bind her Carry, I’ll carry
[Chorus] Great, Great Spirit Oh oo oh Great, Great Spirit Oh oo oh
[Verse 2] Great spirit, for my brothers Let me be a mountain under Which he climbs to discover His process, now that’s progress Great Spirit, all that hinders Tie reminders to my fingers I must speak to you more often
[Chorus] Great, Great Spirit Oh oo oh Great, Great Spirit Oh oo oh
[Verse 3] Great Spirit, for my relations Give them strength to face racism In every single situation Easy now, go on, speak loud Great Spirit, take me instead Guide me down the road of red Tunkashila, I am saying, praying Oh Tunkashila, yeah Tunkashila, yeah Tunkashila, yeah Tunkashila, oh yeah
[Verse 4] Great Spirit, system collapse Nothing but the Earth will last And I will be singing sweetly until the darkness And how life is Great Spirit, on my tongue Be still, be still, the time will come When everyone will sing “All Life is Sacred” Well, I’m waiting Great Spirit, my fist is up bringing the power to the people You’re a reflection of us Some of your people can’t hear it The cries of the Earth Some of your people can’t feel it The way that it hurts And it hurts, Great Spirit Oh, and it moves, Great Spirit Interconnected in the wreckage of a paradigm on Its way out, its way out Speaking of spiritual lyrical testimonies A spirited lyricist weaving around false prophecies A spirit directed and selected with the message I bring While the ship slowly sinks, I’ve been directed to sing I’m like a wrecking ball breaking down the walls of the past A minimalist, living off bliss with the last of my cash You’re gonna be justified with how you treated the land You’re gonna be by my side, when I stand and demand a change Change
[Outro] They know not what they do They know not what they do Can we forgive them for their due? That’s up to you
Great spirit, I have had it Bring me back to the nomadic Way of weaving through the damage Mindful, stay mindful
Great spirit for my sisters Let me be a flowing river Flood the banks the rocks that bind her Carry, i’ll carry
[Chorus] Great, great spirit (uh-oh-oh) Great, great spirit
Great spirit, for my brothers Let me be a mountain under Which he climbs to discover, his process Now thats progress
Great spirit, all that hinders Tie reminders to my fingers I must speak to you more often
[Chorus] Great, great spirit (uh-oh-oh) Great, great spirit
Great spirit, for my relations Give them strength to face racism In every single situation, easy now Go on speak loud
Great spirit, take me instead Guide me down the rode of red Tunkashila, I am saying Praying
[Chorus] Great, great spirit (uh-oh-oh) Great, great spirit
Great spirit, just don’t collapse Nothing but the earth will last And i’ll be singing sweetly into the darkness Now hark this
Great spirit, on my tongue Be still, be still The time will come When everyone will sing all life is sacred While i’m waiting
Great spirit, my fist is up Bringing the power to the people Your reflection of us Some of your people can’t hear it The cries of the earth Some of your people can’t feel it The way that it hurts And it hurts, great spirit And it moves, great spirit Interconnected in the wreckage Of a paradigm on its way out Its way out
Speaking of spiritual lyrical testimonies The spirit that did resist Weaving around false prophecies Spirit directed and selected With the message i bring While the ship slowly sinks I’ve been directed to sing
I’m like a wrecking ball Breaking down the walls of the past A minimalist Livin’ on bliss With the last of my cash You’re gonna be justified With how you treated the land You’re gonna be by my side When i stand and demand A change
In the first Time is Art film, we explore dream interpretation, with Dream worker, Toka-Pa Turner in which she works with Jennifer’s recurring dream about people drowning in the ocean. For the second film, The Frequence of Love, we are currently recreating a profound dream Omboy Rome has with Jose Arguelles, the teacher and philosopher who inspired this movie series and wrote about the idea that time is art.
Dreams are mysterious and fascinating. It takes years to understand how to work with and decode your dreams. They have a powerful effect on your state of mind and if one learns to dream consciously, dreams can be as crucial to your mental and spiritual well being as meditation.
When you sleep, your unconscious mind takes over. Whatever thoughts, memories, and ideas you have stored within your subconscious, it reveals itself through your dreams.
Do you remember waking up to confusing, yet interesting, dreams that included various people and events? It didn’t make much sense, didn’t it?
Those thoughts and ideas do not bring any message to you, but they leave your subconscious in order to be released from your memory, which means they must first pass through your attention to release their energy and any impact they may have on you as they leave your energy.
Because of this, it is not ideal to try and make sense of it because of its randomness. Some of these thoughts aren’t even important. There are those dreams, however, that do bring you a message and this is what I bring to focus on today.
Dreams can bring spirit messages
Every person is different. They have various experiences, memories, and interactions, therefore; the way they interpret any event is different based on their perceptions and memories.
For this reason, dreams are often explained differently from one to the other. This is why you cannot rely solely on dream interpretation books to understand your own dreams. We all have our own symbols and meanings.
The truth is that any dream that tries to convey a message comes through in such a way that can be understood by you. The same message, for instance, to another person will come through in a completely different manner.
Dreams come to you in such a way because you have your own way of interpreting them based on your experiences, perceptions, and memories. But let’s discuss the main question you might be thinking right now.
Who is it that brings the dream messages?
As you rest, your ego is finally silenced, and you become open to Divine communication.
The truth is, you can gain Divine communication whenever you quiet your mind, however, when you sleep, you let go of fears, concerns, and doubts. This way, any loving spirit can easily pass on their messages to you.
Usually, the dreams that bring a message are derived from your spiritual team. Your spiritual team is a set of lighted beings like spirit guides and guardian Angels helping you from the Ether.
This team tries to help you reach your desires and your life’s path. They bring you guidance, assistance, inspiration and ease.
Didn’t you ever get a great idea, while you were sleeping? Or have you finally remembered what you were trying to recall a few hours ago?
Perhaps you finally understood a question that someone asked or discovered a solution to a problem.
These may occur later because your team helped you out. They knew you were thinking about it or trying to remember something in particular.
They knew you needed help with a new project, idea, or a solution, so they reveal it to you when you pay attention the most, when you are about to drift to sleep, or when you are with your subconscious dreams.
But how do you interpret those dreams? Here’s an easy guide for you to follow. If at first, you are unsure, don’t worry. With practice, you will get better at knowing what is right.
8 Steps To Interpret Your Dreams
Upon waking up, your subconscious is still active which is why it’s best to write down your dream straight away. This way you won’t forget any vital detail. When your conscious mind becomes fully awake, you may block these dreams.
Before your next dream set your intention first:
“I intend to fully capture the message of this dream as it was given to me in my sleep. I ask my spiritual team to help me understand it. Thank you, and so it is.”
Did the dream somewhat make sense to you? Was it vivid? Meaningful? Did you have a strong emotion whilst you were experiencing it? If not, this may be one of those random and unimportant dreams.
When this happens, relax. Remember that whatever happens in the dream does not always need an interpretation. Sometimes, it is just a releasing dream.
Are you the protagonist in the dream or are you observing someone else? If you were not the subject of your dreams, then perhaps you were meant to help that person or pass on the message.
Make a list of the people in your dream and what they mean to you. For instance, did you see your mother? What emotions did this person bring to you? Write them down.
If you didn’t recognize the people or you don’t remember who they were, try to remember how they made you feel then associate them with a person that makes you feel that way. The message is usually connected to them.
Do you have a sense or a knowing of what this message might be? Try to give it a thought. Connect the people and events in the dream and try to find what it means to you. Do not associate them with any universal dream interpretations.
For instance, if you saw a dog, try to find out what that animal means to you. A companion, a friend? Perhaps it means time to play or have fun. It may even show you someone that is genuinely happy to be around.
What was the event or situation that occurred? For instance, if you were dreaming of a dog, consider if the dog was sad or ill.
Having a character that is sad or ill might mean that you are missing some time to relax and play, or you feel the need to connect with someone that understands and is happy to see you.
Your spiritual team can help you to understand this through a dream.
Make a list of all possible dream interpretations, then follow your intuition.
Nightmares may also arise as a result of a bad experience you went through in another life.
For instance, when my fiancé was still a child, he kept having the same recurring dream of being sucked in by a tornado. He was inside the eye of the tornado and was swirling around with many objects. He was completely terrified.This might possibly be a past life experience that was imprinted in his subconscious wanting to be released. Nightmares are not intended to be scary. Those dreams that bring messages might have gotten out of hand and got confused by your egoistic self that may have misinterpreted the messages and brought you frightening thoughts. An example of this is from my own experience. As a child, I kept having the same dream that my father was still alive and living in the house with us. The dream came every year and I seem to have recognized it every time, however, I did not remember dreaming about it when I woke up.
In the dream, there was a woman wearing black or gray clothes and stood near him wherever he went. Neither of them talked nor looked at us. In the dream, I was confused and I was asking my mother what was my father doing in the house with us.
As the dream was guided by spirit, they chose the one person I was most comfortable with to explain. “It is normal, your dad misses us and he asked Mother Mary to bring him every year so he can see us.”
As a teenager, I was terrified of spirits and ghosts. As soon as I realized what was happening, my ego began to send fear to me and I woke up scared in the middle of the night.
I was frightened because I felt like I wasn’t alone. Such a beautiful soothing dream, yet the ego holds our fears, so as I began to awake, the ego kicked in and fear took over.
As I crafted my spirit communication abilities, I connected with my father and he said: “It wasn’t my intention to scare you.” Of course not, I did that, not him. Needless to say, I didn’t have that dream again.
These are simple steps that you can follow to interpret your dreams. You might not feel comfortable in practicing these steps on your first few tries, however, in time, you will feel that you get to understand how to interpret your dreams with confidence.
Interpreting your own dreams is just one of a number of things that you can do to nourish, strengthen and control your inner power.
On 11/11 in 2015, exactly 4 years ago, we premiered Time is Art: Synchronicity and the Collective Dream to a sold out theater in New York City. The documentary also screened in San Francisco and Austin and eventuallyall over the world. It was truly a miracle we were able to complete the film on time in order to premiere it in theaters by this self-imposed, yet magical, deadline. Looking back, although our anxiety was at times unbearable, I’ll never forget the standing ovation we received at the end of the premiere (and also the clapping after the first 15 minutes). The introduction and so many scenes of the film had been recut so many times, you have no idea! Thankfully we had the guidance and clarity of mind to manifest our dream to make a film for the Awakened Ones on the planet.
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Numbers are the Universal language offered by the deity to humans as confirmation of the truth. – St. Augustine of Hippo (A.D. 354 – 430)
The Secret Meaning of Numbers
Numbers have a way of taking a man by the hand and leading him down the path of reason. – Pythagoras
via Loner Wolf It was the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras who first popularized the idea that all numbers have different vibrational properties. Since then, modern science and mathematics have proven that the world conforms to precise geometric mathematical principles. These principles govern everything from gravity to the movements of animals and the habits of humanity.
It was from Pythagoras’ discoveries about the world that the ancient system of Numerology was developed. Some scholars even believe that Numerology pre-dates Pythagoras and derives from the ancient mystical Hebrew Kabbalah which is thousands of years old.
Numerology is a system of divination which assigns various numbers unique meanings based on mathematical principles. According to numerology, everything can be calculated such as birth dates, names, and places to uncover deeper hidden truths.
11 11 Meaning
According to numerology, the number 11 is a “master number” which signifies intuition, insight, and enlightenment. When paired together, 11 11 is a clear message from the universe to become conscious and aware. Many people suggest that seeing 11 11 signifies that your spirit guides are attempting to contact you. In my experience, 11 11 seems to be the number of spiritual awakening, signifying that you are on the right path and your actions are aligned with your Soul’s purpose. In other words, seeing 11 11 is a good sign! An energetic doorway is being opened in which you will experience spiritual growth.
11 11 meaning in summary: You are on the right path and you’re being assisted by your Soul, spirit guides, and the Universe to consciously grow and expand. Pay attention, be aware, and remember to stay grounded in the present moment. You are going through a spiritual awakening process and you’re being asked to tune into the love and synchronistic guidance that is always available to you. Many profound changes will begin to occur in your life. Remember to stay open!
What Do I Do After Seeing 11 11?
As you consciously expand, you will find yourself seeing numbers such as 11 11 more and more. These instances are known as synchronicity, because you are in the divine flow of life. Personally, I would see 11 11 and other repetitive numbers sometimes four or five times a day as I began to experience a spiritual awakening. All of these numbers seemed to anchor me into the present moment and the truth I was experiencing. I would always feel more grounded and lovingly guided during these periods, knowing that there was “something happening” beyond the veil of physical reality.
In order to make the most of this energetic “doorway,” you might like to adopt a few practices:
1. 11 11 meaning and your life
Ask yourself, “What does 11 11 signify to me?” In other words, when you see this number, how do you feel or what thoughts arise in your head? Your 11 11 meaning will often vary each time you see it. For example, one moment it might mean “pay attention!” and on another day it might mean “you are on the right path, keep going.”
2. Stay open and receptive
Be alert to new opportunities for growth. 11 11 often signifies that a period of change is about to start within you. Remember that all people, feelings, and situations that you come across are chances to spiritually evolve.
3. Remain grounded and present
Our tendency to live through the mind creates immense stress and anxiety. During this awakening period, try to stay grounded in the present moment. You might like to practice mindfulness, deep breathing or meditation to help you stay centered. The more present you can be, the more you will be available for growth.
4. Show gratitude
Life responds positively to gratitude. Even the simplest act of giving thanks for what you have and the guidance you’re receiving, uplifts your spirit immediately. Gratitude opens the heart, and when your heart is open, it is ready to expand. Some cultures like the Peruvian Q’ero people, even create gratitude offerings to the earth known as despachos. Why not create one yourself?
5. Ask for guidance when needed
All of us, no matter who we are or what period of life we’re in, need help. If you need advice or help, reach out to someone you trust. Speak with a close friend, family member, spiritual guide or best of all, your own Soul. One of the simplest but most effective ways to receive guidance, in my experience, is saying a prayer. Address your prayer to whomever or whatever you believe in, whether that be God, Goddess, Allah, Krishna, Life or Spirit. I prefer to address my prayers to my Soul.
Everything in the universe is energy. Material objects are made of microscopic particles vibrating at such fast rates that they appear solid. Every object has its own unique vibration. Even human organs have a natural healthy vibratory rate referred to as “resonance”. If a part of the body begins to vibrate out of resonance or harmony, it creates dis-ease. Dis-ease is caused by negative thoughts and emotions which creates out of resonance vibration in your energy field.
The field of vibrational medicine has found that disharmony shows up in the energy field before it becomes a problem in the physical body. If imbalances can be corrected while still in the energy field, theoretically dis-ease can be avoided altogether.
Vibrational healing seems to have few, if any, negative side effects. And it definitely creates more smiles, more energy, more relaxation, and an overall feeling of wellbeing. Most vibrational medicine techniques are complementary to one another and to traditional medicine.
You have energetic emissions, and you can assist yourself, your loved ones and the earth and all her creatures simply by controlling your emotions and only giving out positive energy from positive emotions.
Emotions are waveforms that influence us, and all life around us, because everything consist of energy. Scientists have shown that all animate and inanimate objects are made of vibrating waves of electromagnetic energy.
When we feel an emotion, we literally send off waves, as if we were a pebble thrown into a pond. Others feel this vibration and are affected by our vibrations. When two energies meet, one stays the same and the other will entrain to it, or both will change and meet somewhere in between.
If you can maintain an energy of love, you will create a space of love for everyone around you. And when you cannot, forgiveness can assist you in moving back to that place of love.
The earth has a natural, healthy vibration that is created by the energy of the soil, plants and animals. Animals play many roles when it comes to energy of the planet. Their energy fields are far more expansive than ours – a dog’s field is approximately ten times that of a human’s. A horse’s will encompass a large arena, and a cat’s will fill an entire property. The energy of wildlife is especially important to the survival of the planet. As are the energies of plants and flowers. They create frequencies that maintain stability and promote healing.
Simply stated, if we can keep the body frequency high enough, and the tissue well oxygenated, we will be free of disease. Utilize the vibration of nature, of music, and of love to keep your frequency high and create complete health.
Nature and natural surroundings are good for us. The sounds of nature as well as the energy of nature are healing. And we transmit energy to nature as well. We receive from the earth, and the earth receives from us. When we feel scattered and chaotic, we transmit those frequencies to all the people and animals around us, and to the earth. By being joyful and at peace with ourselves and those around us, we can help heal the earth as we heal ourselves.
Pick up any book about Tarot cards and randomly thumb through it. You are almost certainly to find in the majority of them several references to Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology. It is his work that framed the concepts of the collective unconscious and the theories of archetypal imagery and synchronicity that serve as the vital underpinnings of Tarot readings and practice. In fact, Jung’s breakthrough precepts actually legitimizes the study of Tarot and its ability to connect with our inner-selves.
On the other hand, you would be surprisingly hard pressed to find any references to Tarot cards whatsoever anywhere in the voluminous writings of Jung. How can this make sense in light of the great influence and association the learned Jung has with Tarot cards? Is it a mere coincidence? Or does the answer to that question reside in Jung’s explanation of synchronicity “as a meaningful coincidence?”
And amazingly one he did not recognize? Let’s step back and begin to put this puzzle together.
Carl Jung was a member of the seminal triumvirate of the founding fathers of the science of modern psychology. They were Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Wilhelm Reich. Freud is the most well known of the three, followed by Jung and then Reich.*
The supernatural and parapsychology was no stranger to Jung. He personally underwent a near-death experience, had clairvoyant dreams, incidents of precognition, encountered various hauntings with actual manifestations and poltergeist activity. He conducted experiments in telepathy and had a spirit guide known as Philemon, who flew out of the sky one day and landed at Jung’s side. Jung gave him the nickname of the “Old Wise Man” and they often conversed as they walked together in Jung’s garden. Jung claimed he had a second soul, one that allowed him to access the occult realm. Many of his beliefs were derived from The Tibetan Book of the Dead which he consulted though out his professional life. He used the I-Ching to help diagnose patient’s maladies and suggest treatment methods. He investigated the arcane arts of Alchemy and Astrology as well.
Jung’s grandmother was a “ghost seer” and his mother when a child protected her father, who was a curate from ghosts while he wrote his sermons. The subject of Jung’s dissertation was a 15 year old medium with exceptional abilities. The medium was his cousin. Probably one of the more startling claims Jung made was that he talked and preached to the dead. This claim is supported by his privately published Septem Sermones ad Mortuos (Seven Sermons to the Dead) which was produced via automatic writing. Some reviewers consider this text to be an example of Jung’s best written pieces. His final book was about Flying Saucers. He originally thought that this sighting were projections from our inner psyches. However upon awaking from a particular vivid dream that involved UFOs, he recounted his guess and instead stated “that we were actually projections from the Flying Saucers.”
As you can gather from the above, Carl Jung had profound inner and outer visions that both guided him to, and tormented him with the truth of all things. Yet it all reveals an incredibly open-minded individual that marched to some very different drummers.
CARL JUNG AND THE TAROT
Returning to Jung’s theory of the collective unconscious will help us understand his association with the cards. He thought of the collective unconscious as the “soul of the world” and it is in that “soul” that our shared symbolism of the archetypes dwell.
He also postulated that an event in a person’s life can trigger an internal mechanism that allows access to the collective unconscious. Once this process begins an archetypical configuration takes place. He called this “being” that formed during this configuration a “psychoid.” It was part real in the sense that it was manifesting itself and taking on a form and it was also part psychic due to it’s origin in the depths of the unconscious mind. Which Jung described as “the deposit of all human experiences back to the beginning of time. It is the source of the instincts, since archetypes are merely the forms that our instincts have assumed.” At this point the conscious mind can now recognize this primordial archetype, and understand the message it is trying to convey through its symbolic form. After this triggering episode has subsided, the “psychoid” melts back into the regions of the netherworld.
These “psychoids” are somewhat like the Tulpas that are reportedly created by Tibetan monks** through shear will power. These are also temporary beings that are brought to actual physical life for a short time, perform the tasks that they are created to complete and afterward return to nothingness. It is easy to see the wide influence that The Tibetan Book of the Dead had on Jung.
DOES TAROT CARD IMAGERY DEPICT “PSYCHOIDS”?
Perhaps the only way we can answer that is if we look at Jung’s definition of archetypical characters. Jung felt they were a “universal disposition of the human mind with which the mind organizes its content.
Below are Jung’s archetypes and what Tarot cards I feel best reflect the character of each archetype as described by Jung. I will only use the Major Arcana*** for this exercise.
A. The Animus and Anima – together they form a syzygy which is Greek for “a divine pair”. The anima is the female in man and the animus is the male in the woman.
TAROT CARD: VI – The Lovers
Card meaning: Two people coming together, a partnership, union, reunion, two elements uniting or events coinciding.
B. Old Wise Man – Ancestors, conservative teachings, a spiritual guide. Jung called Philemon the “Old Wide Man.”
TAROT CARDS: IV – The Emperor, V – the Hierophant, IX – The Hermit
Card meanings: All three of these cards jhave the same thematic to various degrees. They are authorities, they adhering to a conservative doctrines, they have great knowledge gained over time and freely shared or set down by decree.
C. The Self – Not the ego, but “a totality of a heavenly kind, a glorified man, an Adam.”
TAROT CARD: The Fool
Card meaning: The totally free spirit, the universal optimist, the trickster, what we all are at certain times in our lives, the promise of all good things to come. The Tarot deck is also called the Fool’s journey because the Fool travels through the deck either leading the way or bringing up the rear. It is one of the most potent cards to appear in a spread.
D. Self-Expression – Creativity, gestures, ritual
TAROT CARD: I – The Magician
Card meaning: Making things happen, conjuring, taking charge of everything in your life, creating something out of nothing, being the center of attention, an Alchemist.
E. The Persona – The face we turn towards the world, meaning, transformation and order
TAROT CARDS: II – The High Priestess, VII – The Chariot, VII – Strength
Card meanings: For the Priestess, one of serenity and introspection, calmness and inner control.
intuitively knowing the outcome of all matters. To be the Charioteer is to be in complete control of everything, change forward, getting places, overcoming obstacles to get where you need to be.
F. Orientation – The four directions of the compass, crossroads, appointments
TAROT CARDS: X – The Wheel of Fortune, XI – The Hanged Man, XXI – The World
Card meanings: We are all always traveling up and down on the Wheel of Fortune. As for the Hanged Man, we often find ourselves in a place where everything is upside down and we don’t know what to do and what direction to take so we remain suspended and inactive. While all this is going on, the World keeps on turning regardless of what we do or not do.
G. Change and Evolution
TAROT CARDS: XI – Justice, XIII – Death, XIV – Temperance, XX – Judgment
Card meanings: Justice reconciles all things in life. Death is change, either and end or a new beginning is signified here. Temperance calls for a new way of living in moderation and measure behavior. Judgement. final decisions must be made and from those decisions a new way of doing things will emerge.
H. Success – accomplishment, good fortune
TAROT CARDS: III – The Empress,
Card meaning: The card of birth and fertility, indication that a situation will turn out successfully,
good fortune ahead.
I. Love and Immortality
TAROT CARDS: XVII – The Star, XVIII – The Moon, XIX – The Sun
Card meanings: What love song doesn’t include the Sun the Moon and the Stars in it? If you “listen” to these three cards you can “hear” the song of the celestial spheres. In the Star card hope always springs eternal. The Moon our nearest neighbor in space and one that constantly meddles with our ocean tides. And then the Sun, which is the source of life and the constant promise of a new day everyday.
J. The Shadow – the dark aspect of the personality, an evil that needs to be cast out or assimilated
TAROT CARDS: XV – The Devil, XVI – The Tower
Card meanings: The Devil, the dark angel, obsession, trouble, temptation, your choice to choose either good or evil. The Tower is the card of liberation. Perhaps you have pent up behaviors or beliefs that are doing you harm? A destructive lighting bolt hurled from the heavens suddenly casts you from your high tower to the ground below to start again.
As stated earlier, Carl Jung did not specifically write about Tarot cards. Yet uncanningly the symbolism of the archetype and the theory of the collective unconscious which he created, mirror the symbolism and practice of Tarot cards exactly, although on different but parallel tracks.
If we accept the notion that these “psychoid” archetypes reside in all of our minds, then each one can be identified by applying Tarot card symbolism to them. In essence we are indeed carrying around a Tarot card set in each one of us. The value of this proposition is that by using Tarot cards regularly and committing the cards to memory you will quite possibly be able to unlock the wealth of your unconscious mind in a controlled manner, thereby leading to a greater understanding of the workings of your inner-self and a way of cultivating your intuitive powers.
This recognition of both your outer-reality and inner-thoughts serves to unite both important aspects of being. Overcoming such fragmentation can go a long way in the healing process to become an individual.
Tap into Saraswati’s energy to learn, create, and evolve
Imagine this: You wake up eagerly before your alarm goes off, anticipating the day ahead. You’re ready to embark on a new project, and you have so many ideas that you want to explore, you barely know where to start. Once you’ve walked the dog or ushered the kids off to school, you settle in and begin your work. Before you know it, it’s 3 p.m., and you realize you were so engrossed in what you were doing that you forgot to eat lunch. You’ve hardly gone to the bathroom! You were in the flow.
The creative force that fueled you is the goddess Saraswati’s Shakti energy. If that doesn’t sound like your typical day, it might be time to connect with the goddess.
The story of Saraswati
Saraswati is the goddess of learning, speech, and creativity. In Hindu mythology, she was brought to life by Lord Brahma, the god of creation. Brahma had decided to create a world from all of the cosmic chaos, but didn’t know where to begin. To help with this effort, he called forth goddess Saraswati by touching the tip of his tongue. She provided him with the feminine energy, Shakti, and the wisdom he needed to create an organized world.
Saraswati was very beautiful, with big brown eyes and long, lustrous hair. She played music on her veena, a lute-like instrument, and traveled by swan (which is a pretty creative way to get around if you ask me). Saraswati became Brahma’s consort and wife. Enraptured by her beauty, Brahma grew multiple faces so he could look at and admire Saraswati from all different angles. This really annoyed the goddess. Like many marriages, Saraswati and Brahma were not in it for the long haul. Their relationship did not last, as she was more interested in her personal projects and quiet contemplation than in her wifely duties.
The name Saraswati means “to flow.” In earlier Hinduism, some considered Saraswati a river goddess. The actual Saraswati River was very important in the Vedic religion, representing a pathway to the heavens, and Saraswati embodied that river. Later, people more often associated her with knowledge, speech, and creativity. However, the concept of “flow” is still very relevant to Saraswati energy. Whether you desire to have your speech flow purposefully or to be in a state of flow while at work, you can call on Saraswati. Followers of Saraswati petition the goddess to spark a creative idea, help understand a new or complex concept, and speak eloquently.
How Saraswati manifests in modern society
People who have a lot of Saraswati energy are more interested in following their passions and creative callings than in accumulating material possessions or money. These people have an idea, and it’s important for them to bring it to life, no matter what. While they don’t do it for the money, they do like to be recognized for their contributions and creativity.
Author Elizabeth Gilbert is a modern-day example of a Saraswati-inspired woman. In fact, I would consider her book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear a manifesto for anyone who wants to walk hand in hand with Saraswati. In the book, Gilbert says, “Do whatever brings you to life, then. Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.”
The goddess doesn’t want you to play it safe. Saraswati wants you to learn, create, and evolve
It’s important to note that Saraswati creates for the benefit of herself. She doesn’t create to get rich quick or become an influencer, she creates because she has something inside her that needs to be brought to life. Just as society benefits from any talented artist, other people benefit from Saraswati’s creations. She does it because her soul is calling her to do it. It’s her dharma, her life’s purpose.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a modern-day positive psychologist and author of Flow, believes that happiness and fulfillment are a result of “a state of heightened focus and immersion in activities such as art, play, and work.” You achieve flow when you’re doing something that you really enjoy. Like Saraswati, when someone is creating for themselves and for their higher purpose, they are in the flow. I find it amazing and synchronistic that the meaning of Saraswati’s name?—?flow?—?is also the term Csikszentmihalyi uses to represent a state of immersion in a creative pursuit. It makes me believe that all roads lead to one version of the truth. In this case, that manifests as connecting with divinity by engaging in work that lights you up.
How Saraswati showed up for me
I’ve traditionally considered myself a creative, as I was a designer and entrepreneurial spirit. I created and launched several business endeavors, including a pet grocery and self-serve dog wash. Though the business didn’t last, I was always proud of the accomplishment and bringing the idea to life. Sometime in my thirties, I traded my desire to create for stability, money, and benefits. In some ways this was expected, as I was raising two children and was the breadwinner of the family. While the job was great based on that criteria, it wasn’t fueling my creative spark the way previous work had.
Working at a corporate job with back-to-back meetings and a structured methodology was uninspiring. I was going through the motions and doing a good enough job, but with a lack of any real excitement or curiosity. In meetings, I would say all the right things as if I was reading from a script, but there was no heart behind my words. Inspiration had run dry. Looking back at Gilbert’s quote, I was not doing something that brought me to life. I was not speaking my truth or bringing new ideas forward. I was there for the money. I was not in the flow.
It reminds me of a quote from Fight Club: “We work at jobs we hate to buy shit we don’t need.” In my case, a truer word has never been spoken.
After attending the 17th scrum ceremony of the week (that might be a slight exaggeration, but it sure seemed like 17), I felt a presence. It was like Saraswati was sitting next to me in the corporate conference room with fluorescent lighting. She was glaring at me through her long eyelashes, arms folded against her chest. She was wearing a business casual outfit (that she was not happy about, by the way) and basically said, “Either you leave, or I leave.” With that ultimatum in place, I decided to resign.
Though it was scary, it felt like the right thing to do. The first day I woke up without a full-time job in over twenty years, I felt a little unmoored, a little queasy. I was reminded of the expression that ships are safe in the harbor, but ships weren’t built to stay in the harbor. It was time to set my own course and choose work that was meaningful and inspiring to me.
We can’t ask for Saraswati’s inspiration and then ignore it once we receive it. Elizabeth Gilbert explains in Big Magic that an idea is not our own. If we don’t devote the time and energy needed to bring an idea to life, it will move on to someone else. I’m thrilled to now have the time to pursue ideas that have been percolating. They’d been kept on the back burner, since I hadn’t had the time to explore and develop them. It’s tough to predict what the future holds, but at least I won’t look back in 20 years wondering why I didn’t take the time to labor my own creations.
We are most creative and in the flow when we’re not thinking about what needs to be done, but rather doing it without judgment or attachment.
Saraswati reminds us to pursue the things that make our souls light up. That’s why we’re here. It’s not about the huge 401(k) or the McMansion. It’s about learning what excites us and how we can use that to add value to the world. The goddess doesn’t want you to play it safe. Saraswati wants you to learn, create, and evolve. That is our dharma.
A ritual to activate your Saraswati energy
Rituals can help you to connect with the goddess and activate her Shakti energy. To get started, make sure your meditation area is clear and free of clutter. The goddess who flows needs space to create. Make your environment comfortable for Saraswati to stay and inspire. Light a candle or burn some incense, like frankincense, bergamot, or jasmine, to invoke creativity. If you have an altar, make some offerings to Saraswati. It could be an artifact of the project that you are embarking on, or maybe it’s your favorite book or piece of music.
Take a comfortable seat on the floor or on a meditation cushion. Before you begin your meditation, petition Saraswati for help. Where would you like her help? Do you need help initiating a new project? Or maybe you’ve begun a project but don’t know how to complete it. Or perhaps you need inspiration for a new idea. Ask the goddess for help, being as specific as possible.
Next, start an awareness of breath meditation. This meditation’s focus is on observing the breath. Breathe normally, and when your mind starts to wander, which it will, simply bring your focus back to the breath. Observe your mind’s activities non-judgmentally and keep returning to the breath. This will help you develop concentration and give you a sense of your current state of mind. Do this for 5–10 minutes.
After your meditation is complete, get to work. Whether it’s planning your next project or wrapping one up, begin. Try to remove your ego or thoughts about the project and let Saraswati’s Shakti energy lead the way. We are most creative and in the flow when we’re not thinking so much about what needs to be done, but rather doing it without judgment or attachment.
I wish you creativity, passion, and wisdom on your journey.