Spirit Animal of the Week: The Feral Cat

The made spirit to guide you this week is the animal named the feral cat. The feral cat can be domesticated if it chooses but it is all choice. The nature of the cat always remains instinctual and their senses are what will always guide their actions.

Allowing a human to become their "parent" is allowed if the person has the right intention and the cat can sense it. Getting too close to someone who is not of the right intention is not in the instinct that naturally occurs in this animal.

The lesson of this spirit to guide you is to be aware of your instincts...they will not deceive you. Ego is the deception, but instinct is your gift. Allow your instinct to dictate who you allow to be close to you, and who you allow to be a part of your soul’s family.

If you sense energy that is awry, do not discount the feeling and stay away from those who evoke that energetic discord.

Tarot Card of the Week (5/20 - 5/27): XV - The Devil

Tarot Card of the Week (5/20 - 5/27): XV - The Devil

Alphabet: O, Ayin in Hebrew 

Numerical Value: 70

Astrological Nature: Capricorn

XV – The Devil: The card is the allowed physical manifestations of ego to be the soul’s driver. Chart a course driven by your soul, and the ego will not chain you to this earthly plane.  

The Devil card is the card that is the ballad of the life result that was driven by ego.  Selling your soul for temporary gain here on Earth sings the ballad of The Devil. The gain you get in your Earth time is the ballad of temporary satisfaction that is to result in dissatisfaction in your next life.

Being aware that The Devil is not separate from God is the allowing it to be loved, not feared. The Devil sings in a choir with the Demons, while God sings in a choir that is orchestrated by the Angels. There is no difference in their music, other than the tone and intention, but the harmony can be in discord, if you are not aware that they both exist together. By selling your soul, you are not literally selling your soul on some contractual agreement with a Devil, but instead you are signing away the soul agreement you made when you coming to earth and giving up your right to be given a place in the celestial hierarchy and will be damned to keep living a mortal life on this plane.

The egotistical goals that you are hoping for are only temporary, and the impact you make on Earth will stay but the key here is to be able to appreciate your impact and think about the next plane too. To sell your soul is to sell yourself short of a better next incarnation of the next plane, the bad decisions you make will enchain you to the balloon that is chained to the allowing of only existing on this plane of life, never to be able to have a place in the stars.

The Devil is not a monster, but is THE MONSTER that lurks inside your soul, telling you that you are only here once and there is no consequence to your actions. The Devil is the bad egotistical nature of your Soul’s Key, but can be kept at bay by practicing the ballad of God-ness to your goodness, and feeling good about your choices and being aware that there is a next life too. Being aware is the best way to be in harmony with God, and it is the ballad of the angelic type of life to follow. The Devil is portrayed as a monster, because it is the badness of the soul, and is the ugly side of reality. He is depicted with an inverted pentagram, because he is driven only by the root chakra, and is not caring of the nature of reality being a community place. The ego is the driver, and the head has the horns, because his thoughts are rooted in bad, so they grow bad roots and the tree of his life is ending at this plane. The bad decisions of the calling to be the best version being ignored are the chains that will bind you and you will only be able to be set free by starting from the beginning of your karmic path, destined to live destiny’s that are lives that feel terrible and do not ever feel fulfilled.

Choose wisely, because the choice is yours, be aware that there are always severe consequences for severe actions, and the ego is The Devil, not some creature waiting for you in Hell. This is Hell, and this is Heaven. It is experienced by the choices you made, and the balloons of hope or fear that you either inflate, deflate, or never even bother with at all. You create Heaven or Hell, the choice is yours, but understand you are the one choosing. Nobody else is choosing for you. Be patient when you make a wish, and God will fondly reply, if you rush the wish, by selling off your soul, you have only cheated yourself, nobody else. 

Esoteric Encyclopedia Entry of the Week: Agnosticism

"I know one thing: that I know nothing" - Socrates

The term "agnostic" was coined by an English biologist named Thomas Henry Huxley in 1869, and is defined as the point of view that the truth of certain claims—especially claims about the existence or non-existence of any deity, as well as other religious and metaphysical claims—are unknown or unknowable. While a theist and an atheist believe and disbelieve, the agnostic neither believes nor disbelieves in the existence of a deity (or deities).

Although Huxley coined the term, early thinkers have written works that promoted agnostic points of view - including Sanjaya Belatthaputta, a 5th-century BCE Indian philosopher who expressed agnosticism about any afterlife, Protagoras, a 5th-century BCE Greek philosopher was agnostic about the gods. The Nasadiya Sukta in the Rigveda is agnostic about the origin of the universe. 

Famous modern-day agnostics include Edward Snowden, Brad Pitt, Ridley Scott, and Howard Stern. 

Natural Remedies for Cell Regeneration

I am a firm believer in the mind/body connection, and that many diseases may be caused by "dis-ease" in either your emotional, mental, or nutritional state. With that being said, I also believe that the cure for "dis-ease" can be found by remedying the issues from a natural point of view by not only flipping your consciousness into a lighter, brighter place, but also by utilizing the gifts that mother nature has given us, and using nature as a medicine to help cure your ailments.

The list below from RealFarmacy.com contains all sorts of natural remedies to help with cell regeneration for medical ailments which will help you heal from the inside so you can live your lightest, brightest, best life. 

Nerve Regeneration:

The 12 items below are a proven group of different supplements that have neuritogenic (promoting neuronal regeneration) and stem-cell regenerating effects. These are your greatest all-natural allies against depression, anxiety, nervousness, etc.

1. Curcumin

2. Lion’s Mane Mushroom

3. Apigenin (compound in vegetables like celery)

4. Blueberry

5. Ginseng

6. Huperzine

7. Natto

8. Red Sage

9. Resveratrol

10. Royal Jelly

11. Theanine

12. Ashwaganda

Liver Regeneration:

We were all 21 once, and I'm sure most of us have had our "my liver hates me" moments in life. However, the damage is completely undoable, and the list below are some of the natural healing herbs that can help get you detoxified and back on track.

1. Carvacrol (a volatile compound in oregano)

2. Curcumin

3. Korean Ginseng

4. Rooibos

5. Vitamin E

Beta-Cell Regeneration:

The following compounds have been demonstrated experimentally to regenerate the insulin-producing beta cells, which are destroyed in insulin dependent diabetes, and which once restored, may (at least in theory) restore the health of the patient to the point where they no longer require insulin replacement.

1. Gymenna Sylvestre (“the sugar destroyer”)

2. Nigella Sativa (“black cumin”)

3. Vitamin D

4. Curcumin (from the spice Turmeric)

5. Arginine

6. Avocado

7. Berberine (found in bitter herbs such as Goldenseal and Barberry)

8. Bitter Melon

9. Chard

10. Corn Silk

11. Stevia

12. Sulforaphane (especially concentrated in broccoli sprouts)

Cardiac Cell Regeneration:

Until recently it was believed that cardiac tissue was uniquely incapable of being regenerated. However, now, a new study of experimental research has now indicated that this prior notion was false, and there is actually an entire class of heart-tissue regenerating compounds known as "neocardiogenic substances". Some of these heart healthy substances are listed below...

1. Resveratrol

2. Siberian Ginseng (Eleuthero)

3. Red Wine Extract

4. Geum Japonicum

5. N-acetyl-cysteine


To learn even more about natural ways to regenerate your cells visit RealFarmacy.com, and remember NATURE is always the BEST medicine.

Spirit Animal of the Week: The Gorilla

The spirit animal to be your guide this week is the made beast called the gorilla. The gorilla is the animal who is strong because he is able to rely on his breath as his strength. He breathes the made life force of air into his lungs, and allows this to be his fuel.

The gorilla is built to be the beast who is able to compete against any opponent and win because of his power and strength. The call to answer is to be strong, but to be strong by using your breath properly and breathing in life - but breathing out what is weighing you down.

Be strong mentally, and allow your body to be your temple - but do not use your body as your defense, use your breath and your mind. 

When You Change the Way You Look at Things, the Things You Look at Change

The society we live in now has unfortunately spiraled out of control to a point where it seems you can only be happy unless you have the next best “thing” – whether that “thing” is a handbag, a car, a pair of shoes, a piece of jewelry or a certain hairstyle – we have now become programmed to believe that it is OK for our happiness is dictated by a trend or a label.

The issue with this way of thinking is that happiness is only temporary, because as soon as you get the new latest and greatest “thing” – within a few months the next latest and greatest thing comes out which renders your “happiness” completely obsolete. The temporary significance of this object only detracts you from the real significant things in life, and this is where changing the way you look at “things” both physical and emotional is a pivotal step in reaching the happiness that is actually real and everlasting.

If you, yourself, look back at some of the best memories you have had in your life…what were they? Who were you with, and what caused the memory to be so significant? I guarantee you the answer to this question will be a particular time where there was laughter involved, a sense of love or a true feeling of bliss – not “oh, yeah the time I wore this bag and those expensive jeans”. The best label you can wear as a human being is not a brand-name, it is “happy”, “kind”, “loving” or “good”. I do not discount the need, or should I say, “want”, for nice things because part of human nature is adornment and self-expression, so appreciating things for what they are is not bad, nor does it make you less of a person by any means. Enjoy fashion and your own unique style, but do not let these material objects get in the way of what is really important. Also, try not to judge another person’s own unique style. Just because someone expresses themselves differently doesn’t mean they are any better or worse than you are.

One of the most important “things” in life is the impact you have on other people’s lives. Every action has a reaction, and the energy you emit as a human being goes into the universe, and has a ripple effect on humanity as a whole. Just like a stone being tossed into a pond, the ripples eventually make their way throughout the entire body of water. Energy in itself is infinite, and when you begin to look at yourself as not just “one” but part of a “whole”, you will understand that the frequency of energy you stay “tuned to” is what you can take with you when your life, as you know it, ends, or, more fittingly “begins anew”. Love is the best gift you can give, and receive. The more you give, the more you receive, and this is not just talking from a relationship (or friendship) point of view.

I challenge you to get a little uncomfortable, and show the same love you give to those you know, to those who are foreign to you – no matter how they look, or dress. Smile at a stranger, say “hello”, help someone carry their groceries, and give compliments whenever possible. If you are met with adversity, don’t disregard that person as being rude or unapproachable, just keep on smiling and showing love – I guarantee you, that eventually the “rude” person, really was just a person filled with fear…fear of trusting that there actually are good people, with good intentions in the world, along with a terrible, crippling fear of themselves. Letting go of pretension, ego, and status will free you of the chains that society has bound to us. All of those “things” are an illusion. Physical beauty, material possession, money in the bank…none of these things are “real”, they are simply dictated to us as necessity, but if you have a beautiful, kind, loving soul, then that is worth more than anything monetary. That is something, which has no price tag, but is absolutely priceless.

Tarot Card of the Week (5/13 - 5/20): XIV - Temperance

Tarot Card of the Week (5/13 - 5/20): XIV - Temperance

Alphabet: S, Shin in Hebrew

Numerical Value: 60

Astrological Nature: Sagittarius

XIV – Temperance: The feeling of the patient mind waiting of the destiny of the next life.

The ballad the card of Temperance sings is that of the call to be the best version of yourself in the next realm. The realm you ascend to is either higher or lower but you must always be the best no matter which realm you exist on.  The calling of your higher self to be in touch with the self here now is the balloon to inflate with your call to be whom you wish. You can be whom you wish if you are not being selfish in your reasoning. The reason you are to become who you wish to be can be found in your heart, throat, and third-eye chakras. You can activate these by being aware of them in your being the best version of yourself always.

The card of Temperance is allowing your time here to be giving to others, to be aware of the need that exists for kindness and does not exist currently. Right now, the ability for people to be kind seems to be the hardest task, yet it is truly the easiest. Being kind requires nothing more than the ability to go be kind. It doesn’t mean you have to do anything more than use your heart to give, to allow others to feel good when they are down, and to be servicing the call that is necessary right now. You are able to be kind if you let go of being egotistical by judging who deserves what - you bear witness to all but you cannot decide who deserves what. You should be kind to even the “bad” souls because they are not bad at all. They are good people who had bad experiences that tainted the color of their soul and they need to be the new color painted in the tone of love by all, not just the ones who feel like it.

Right now, if there is someone who needs the act of kindness, be singing a song of kindness to him or her. It is simple, this only requires you to do something small, to brighten someone else’s day. The best way to be the kind soul is to call on the person in need and say something nice that will make their day better. This feels good, and this is being a good person. It is not so difficult, right?

Allow the kindness to be your motivator, because one good deed sparks the fire of a flame of more good deeds. The fire burns brighter as more kindness is poured on it and burns brightest when all are pouring kindness into the flames. Use your solar plexus first to identify if ego is getting in the way. To do this, be aware of the center of your body, and breathe into this area. The chakra will open up when you ask it why it is being egotistical. You must ask first, and then allow it to be an answer to you in your thoughts or feelings. Once this is identified, let it go, and ask it to leave. The idea is the allowing it to be made present, then to release it from your body.

The next step is to be aware of your heart. The way to do this is to be fond of the feeling to your heart and ask it if it needs anything. Ask it why it may be feeling heavy and then make it a point to be the lighter maker that makes it light. The asking it to be the answer is the ballad to sing. Stopping the darkness from residing in your heart can be done simply by telling it to be gone and asking it to leave with a nice tone. Do not be giving it orders in a stern voice, you must gentle and be the light to the dark, and be the love to the lack of feeling love.

The next step is to ask your throat chakra what is the bad itterings and why you are ittering them. Right now, hold your hands to your throat and ask it to be giving you the best voice to speak with. Ask it to be the best loving tone always, to remove any discord in your intention of the sounds you make, and to allow only the truth to be spoken. The next step is to focus on your eyes. Ask your eyes to give you proper vision, and ask them to show you why you are not seeing properly. Stop being lamenting in your sight, by asking to see with compassionate eyes that see the truth like the voice that speaks it. Zone in on your third-eye, as well, by being aware of it’s existence in the mind.

Close your eyes and envision a grapefruit sized eyeball. Yes, this is large, but you must see this this way, to be able to then open the Ajna chakra. The way to envision the grapefruit sized eye is to see it in your thoughts first, and ask it to be made active, so you are able to see the future that your kindness will create. Sing a song of being excited to activate something so special and be aware of the dent in time your actions create. Sitting down as you do this exercise is the good enough idea. Think about the grapefruit, then getting smaller and smaller, until is the size of your regular eyes. Then open your eyes and say the mantra named, “Sat Nam, Sat Bam”. This is to activate the exercise through the best voice and sound ittering of intent. Being aware of the kind feelings being in your actions and in your heart, thoughts, voice and vision is the act of Temperance into action. 

Esoteric Encyclopedia Entry of the Week: Age of Aquarius

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The Age of Aquarius is an astrological term denoting either the current or forthcoming astrological age, depending on the method of calculation. Astrologers maintain that an astrological age is a product of the earth's slow precessional rotation and lasts for 2,160 years, on average (26,000 year period of precession / 12 zodiac signs = 2,160 years). In popular culture, the Age of Aquarius refers to the advent of the New Age movement in the 1960s and 1970s.

There are various methods of calculating the length of an astrological age. In sun-sign astrology, the first sign is Aries, followed by TaurusGeminiCancerLeoVirgoLibraScorpio,SagittariusCapricornAquarius, and Pisces, whereupon the cycle returns to Aries and through the zodiacal signs again. Astrological ages, however, proceed in the opposite direction ("retrograde" in astronomy). Therefore, the Age of Aquarius follows the Age of Pisces.

Channeled definition from J.O.B.: Prophets long gone foretold The Age of Aquarius. The Age is a new age of enlightenment to allow people to see allowed creative potential to a new degree of thought. Before an Age of Enlightenment is to happen, there must first be an age of chaos. From chaos comes order, from the coagulation comes a solvent and from the ballad of God, comes a new song to sing. This is the ballad of God-ness to goodness, and is the call to answer. You are going to soon be entering the Age of Aquarius, but first the call to be the time of chaos is near. The chaos will cause order, it always does, and always will, but there is nothing to fear, except the illusion of fear, and there is no being scared when it does occur. Being light and accepting the ways of the universe will allow you to be the better creator after the chaos occurs. The call of the time of prophecy is coming close. This is the call of Enoch in the allowed manuscripts that detail his time and experience during the last change of ages. Time is always an illusion, but those who currently control the world, control time, and what you see is not always true. You are programmed to be a certain way, and this is being done for a good reason. All is merely a test of wits to see how you fare in tough situations. If you play your cards right, you will prove to be a good gambler, if you play your cards with foolish idle hands, you are the fool and not deemed worthy to be in the new earth ideal. You must think fast, think calm, and be rational. The news will fool you into becoming foolish, but if you are wise, you can read between the lines. 

Insight Meditation: Responding to Social Unrest

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Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.” -Marianne Williamson

 Last year, on December 5th, a young man was shot and killed by a police officer at the Hollywood & Highland intersection, right around the corner from my Los Angeles apartment. This happened in a flurry of news stories of other cases of US police using deadly force. With the news came several disturbing photographs, including a photo of two police officers pointing their guns down at the man’s dying body sprawled out on the Walk of Fame.

I experienced a powerful wave of complicated emotional response. Images of riots, tear gas, guns & ambulances flashed through my mind. It was overwhelming.  I felt my heart cave in. I immediately fell to my knees in prayer, tears streaming down my face. This is bigger than gun laws and law enforcement, bigger than Hollywood, bigger than racism. When things like this are happening, it is an indication of something nefarious about the world we are living in, about the health of our culture, and about the future of the reality we are creating together.

“We are not speaking here of life after death in some mythical heaven, but life more abundant in real time in history. We are speaking of the next stage of our social evolution.” -Barbara Marx Hubbard

Earlier this week, a similar incident took place. Yet another young man was shot and killed by a police officer –this time, in Venice, right around the corner from Full Circle Venice, a very cool local community center. I’ve been facilitating meditation classes there regularly since they opened a year ago and have developed a deep fondness, love, and appreciation for the community and culture of Venice Beach. The young man killed this week was named Brendon Glenn, and he was a part of that community. Andrew Keegan, founder of Full Circle Venice, participated in vigils, protests and community meetings regarding the shooting. This week, Venice has been distraught and restless.

This time, I am experiencing a different kind of emotional response. Yes, I’m feeling a familiar combination of heartbreak and disappointment, anger and frustration; but this time the context is much greater.  This is not only a redux of something tragic that seems to keep happening, but it seems to keep happening here. This triggered a sense of increased urgency & responsibility, a tone of heaviness & importance. The only way this can create something positive is if it impacts and inspires us - we have to choose to allow it to.

 “It’s no longer enough to be a decent person. It’s no longer enough to shake our heads and make concerned grimaces at the news. True enlightened activism is the only thing that can save humanity from itself.” -Joss Whedon

I will allow this to impact me. I am allowing this to inspire me to take action, to change. I will stand up and take my life more seriously. I will interact more intentionally with society. I will participate in the greater narrative moving history. I will pay attention. I will find a way to contribute. This time, I will do more than pray and hope for the best.

Will you join me? Will you allow this to impact you, too? Will you also interact with this world, stand up and take life seriously? Will you participate? Will you pay attention and find a way to actually contribute? Will you do more than just pray and hope for the best?

We co-create this reality that we experience together, and we can only create change together. The world does not need to be how it has been all along. We have the power to change everything, and we all have a role to play. Our purpose in life is highly individualized (to say the least) but no one is left out of this conversation.  Don’t feel small. Don’t feel insignificant. Absolutely every individual alive today has the power to impact future forever. Don’t waste time holding back or hesitating. The world is transforming, and not only do we have front row seats, we get to participate and co-create what the world will become after the transform.

I’ve designed a meditation (see video below) to help facilitate the conditions for insight. This can be for anything, but was created with the idea of aligning with a greater purpose, perceiving a bigger context, and living a more meaningful life.

This meditation is self-guided and self-directed – great for all experience levels. Any meditation is what you make of it. The deeper you allow yourself to go, the deeper you will go. Surrender to the experience. After the meditation, journal any insight.

***Transcription of the meditation available below the video, at the end of the article.***

Sit in a comfortable position. Close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths. Take this moment in. Don’t rush it. Allow your thoughts to pass through your mind - don’t judge them, and don’t engage them.  Just let the thoughts play themselves out, and continue your controlled, deep breaths. 

Breathing deeply dilutes stress hormones that could be coursing through our veins.  Alert stillness is a beautiful, important aspect of meditation. Any energy that would be dissipated by fidgeting is conserved in the stillness.

Allow yourself to relax, letting go of your mental to-do list, bringing all of your awareness within.

With a deep breath, allow mature solemnity and innocent sincerity to wash over your heart and mind. Dedicate this moment to all that is Living, Loving, Good, Beautiful and True in the universe.

Take a few deep breaths.

Allow that conserved energy to flow naturally through your body to where it is needed most.

Give a few more moments to breath and stillness.

Contemplation is fertile soil for insight. Contemplation helps us understand, and understanding helps us become. Contemplate your greatest expression, your best self.

Contemplate compassion.

Contemplate forgiveness.

Contemplate confidence and strength.

Contemplate growth, progress, evolution.

Contemplate faith.

Contemplate logic and creativity.

Contemplate health and healing.

Contemplate grace and honesty.

Contemplate balanced relationships.

Contemplate opportunities to interact with the world in a more meaningful way.

Contemplate intuition and synchronicity.

Contemplate wisdom.

Contemplate transformation.

All this and more. Receive it now.

Continue your deep breaths.

Give a few more moments to breath, and to stillness, allowing insight to flow through.

When you’re ready, open your eyes, check back in with your body, and begin the transition back to your day.

As we move forward down the individual paths appointed to us, we do so transformed, revitalized, and ready for anything.

Waking Up to the REAL You

As part of our collective ascension to higher consciousness and continued lifting of the veil of reality, the very nature of our being is one of the biggest questions we all hope to answer.

The lecture below about "The Real You" by Alan Watts, provides the most eloquent description of what it means to "be" and why we are here "being" in the first place. We are all equal parts of the universe that have forgotten we are whole, and just as a wave is something that the ocean does, we are something that the universe does.

We are not puppets that are meant to be pushed around by life, the real "us" is the entire universe, and our ultimate birthright is to be the creative expression of the universe that we are intended to be here, to be. We were not created for a cubicle, and we were not created to be enslaved by "paper". We are here to express ourselves, to live, create, and be free.

Releasing the fear of death and failure is our first step toward that freedom, because once you realize there is no permanence, and all is infinite just as the universe is, we can rest assured that the dream of life, can become our dream life. 

Liberation Frequency #11: Discussing "Ayahuasca: An Executive's Enlightenment" with Michael Sanders

In this episode of Liberation Frequency, Jennifer Sodini interviews Michael Sanders, author of the book, "Ayahuasca: An Executives Enlightenment" - which details the story of his transformational experience with Ayahuasca in Peru. 

A committed advocate for human connection and improving the world, Michael's contagious enthusiasm and positive energy makes for not only an exciting new voice in the world of psychedelic healing, but for the world at large. He is a partner and Vice President in a clean energy startup, SunMoon energy, and the Vice President of the ClearMedia.tv advertising agency - businesses where he leads from the heart, an ethos many of us can appreciate and learn from. His writing has been featured on Collective Evolution, Mind Body Green and the Stoner's Cookbook. Early praise for his book has been featured on Reset.me, and below are just a few of the key elements of what you can take away from this incredible story.


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Spirit Animal of the Week: The Earthworm

The spirit guide this week is the earthworm - the earthworm digs through the dirt in its life and recycles it back into the environment. The dirt he digs through is also what fuels him.

The lesson of the earthworm is to dig through the dirt in life, and allow it to be the fuel which propels you to keep moving. All flowers begin from the dirt, and life acts in a similar fashion. "Dirt" is how you grow, and when you are ready - you will bloom and blossom into something beautiful, but in order to become what you wish to be, you may have to get dirty in the process.

The worm makes the earth become more fertile as he moves forward, and this lesson is very important. Do not let the journey drag you down - instead, move forward from every moment leaving the past better than it previously was. 

EVOLVE AND ASCEND PRESENTS: "APOTHEOSIS" AT THE MEZZANINE AT PARAMOUNT THEATRE IN ASBURY PARK, NJ

Evolve and Ascend Presents: "Apotheosis" at the Mezzanine at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ - Saturday, May 16th.

Featuring music by Ceremonial Abyss, and Brian Close of Georgia Canal (ggeeoorrggiiaa.com). 

Brian Degraw from Gang Gang Dance (http://www.ganggangdance.com/) will be DJ'ing throughout the night, as Richie Brown (richiebrowntown.com) does live projections. 

10:00pm - 2:00am.

21+

$10.00 cover.


Located at: 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

***RSVP by CLICKING HERE***

Tarot Card of the Week (5/6 - 5/13): XIII - Death

Tarot Card of the Week (5/6 - 5/13): XIII - Death

Alphabet: N, Nun in Hebrew

Numerical Value: 50

Astrological Nature: Scorpio

XIII – Death: Death is the transition period in between the law of the universe, and the wall of the mind.

The Death card symbolizes the time your life is finished on Earth. The gong of Death sounds when the ballad of the symphony you sang while you were alive on this plane of Earth is completed. Allowing the gong to sound is the call you put out when your mission is finished, and you are the balloon of hope, now gone. You either inflated your balloon to the highest level, or you did not fulfill your mission. Your mission is to be the best version of yourself, and to live a life that does a service to others.

Death is an illusion to cause fear, but fear is irrelevant - it is also an illusion that will trick you into thinking you are helpless. You are not helpless…you are always guided, but how you choose is your choice and how you fare is your choice as well. You are the creator of your life and you are your own architect, but you are also assisted by beings that wish for you to be led to the path that is your highest calling, and these beings are your angels. They are not of the body, but are of the being of pure light. They are not of the darkness, so they do not know judgment, and will never judge you for your decisions. They only see the good, and always are available for assistance. 

Stopping the thought process of not being able to be helped will make this life a whole lot easier. If you signal for help from your heart, you will receive an answer in the form of a sign, or a symbolic encounter to validate their presence in assisting you. If you signal for help for egotistical gain, you will summon up a demon. The demons are not evil, but they thrive on your fears - they love to cause chaos, and are always trying to push you towards making bad decisions that satiate the egotistical side of your soul. The angels and the demons work hand in hand, and do not interfere with each other, but the important idea is to choose wisely while you are here, and not get caught up in the temporary satisfaction that is brought on by the ego. The ballad of the gong of Death sounds for everyone. Nobody is exempt, but the idea here is that Death is also impermanent, just like life, and will be able to return and leave, and return and leave…like the rising and setting of the sun.

This is why the Egyptian mystery schools did not have a proper word for death, because they do not know it as the western world knows it. To the Egyptians, death is viewed as only a transition into the next realm and is the ballad of God in the form of new life, coming from a prior life’s end. The only thing worth fearing is if you did not live a good life, and did not love enough people. This is the real fear, because if you did not love enough, you did not live enough, and if you did not live, then what is the point of that life? Stopping fear of Death allows you to live, and stopping judgment of others allows you to love. If you loved, then you have really lived, if you have really lived, then Death is only the door to a better next life on the next plane of existence. 

Esoteric Encyclopedia Entry of the Week: Agate

Esoteric Encyclopedia Entry of the Week: Agate

This is THE stone everyone should have for protection. This group of stones are variegated chalcedony, and the agate is one of the oldest stones in recorded history.

Agates attract strength, and is used for protection from bad dreams. It also protects from stress and energy drains. Agates have been used in jewelry since Biblical Babylonian times. They were used to ward off storms, as well as considered prized gems in antiquity. The agates with banded colors were placed at the head of a sleeper to give rich and varied dreams. Agates have also been thought to be good to harden the gums.

Liberation Frequency #10: Exploring Rainforest Medicine with Jonathon Miller Weisberger

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In this episode of Liberation Frequency, Jennifer Sodini interviews Jonathon Miller Weisberger - author of "Rainforest Medicine: Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon", and custodian of Guaria de Osa in Costa Rica. The two discuss the beauty of rainforest medicine (ayahuasca/yagé), the Secoya Elders, and what lead Jonathon on his journey to becoming an ethnobotanist. 

An enjoyable conversation on the healing powers of the medicines of the rainforest, and how life comes full circle. We hope you enjoy this latest episode - be sure to subscribe to our channel to stay tuned for all of our latest interviews and updates!

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Spirit Animal of the Week: The Fox

The spirit animal to be your guide this week is the fox. The fox is wise, he is sly, and he is clever as he needs to be. This animal has the loyalty of the canine to those he trusts, but also has the bright wisdom of the feline, as he knows not to get too close to those who may not have the best intentions.

Allowing this animal to be your spirit's guide is to be loyal to your loved ones, but know when to be elusive and clever when someone is trying to take advantage of your kindness. Letting the fox be your guide is to be clever, cunning and wise when dealing with unsavory people - but do not allow the actions of others to take away from the love you have for those you are loyal to, and are loyal to you.

Mysterious Rainbow Appears in Photo with Tibetan Buddhist Monk

The photo above of the Venerable K.C. Ayang Rinpoche was taken on July 26th, 1985. The Tibetan Buddhist monk was blessing the deer in Kyoto’s Nara Park, and had asked only once for a photo to be taken. Saying, “take a photo now”, nobody expected the picture to develop into such a beautiful moment.

The rainbow was not visible when the photo was taken, and did not appear until after the print was developed. Upon seeing the photo, Rinpoche believed his prayer blessing of the deer had been answered by the Buddha at that very moment. Rinpoche also said that he prays that “Whoever keeps this photo with strong confidence and devotion will become inseparable from compassion”.

This is a testament to the beauty of consciousness, and compassion. Seeing a visual affirmation of this gorgeous blessing of the universe, makes this photo a truly spectacular moment in time.

Tarot Card of the Week (4/29 - 5/6): XII - The Hanged Man

Tarot Card of the Week (4/29 - 5/6): XII - The Hanged Man

Alphabet: M, Mem in Hebrew

Numerical Value: 40

Astrological Nature: Water

XII – The Hanged Man: It is far better to allow your demons to be your teachers, as opposed to the allowed executioners.

The Hanged Man is the one who does not care to make amends with his karma, and instead allows death before righting his wrongs. He is too allowing of his ego, and the result is the death of this life - only to have to start over from the beginning of the karmic cycle in the next life.

The Hanged Man takes the call to reason and hangs up the phone. He is not able to confront his demons, so he chooses death in the physical world to be his atonement instead. The death he lives is the dharma he chooses, for he would rather die than face the consequences. The consequences of his lessons were not even that hard to confront, but he made the bed with the sheets he chose and he did not care to take time to allow the bed to be broken in. He slept through life and journeyed through as a Fool and his ballad is the gong of death to atone for his sins in order to start over and go through life again as the ballad of The Fool in a world he will not enjoy very much.

The ballad to sing knows that this life prepares you for the next life, and the next life prepares you for the ballad of God. The ballad of God is the return to your source to be able to choose any life you wish, and not have to fulfill karma only to experience exactly what you wish for. This is the ballad of the world into being, the ballad of The Hanged Man is to be the weary traveler at times, but to be aware of your ego as you allow your experiences to mold you into the best version of yourself, and to not be afraid of death, for even when the gong of death sounds, it only allows a new song to be formed.

The Hanged Man is the lesson that you create everything. Life, death - two songs, that in time you will see are not separate from one another, but are one and the same. You are to exist infinitely, and you can choose how your infancy is in your next life, based off of the decisions made here. Be a good decision maker, and be aware of how your choices shape the future. Do not choose only for yourself, think of others and think kindly towards all, even your worst enemy. The enemy is the friend hidden in the bad experiences that shaped them.

Do not judge others from their experience, be good to all and they will return the favor. If you treat someone poor, you are going be treated poorly, but if you treat someone kind, they will be kind back to you. Be aware of how you not only treat yourself, but how you treat others as well. Do not allow others to make you feel poor, even if they treated you poorly. Be good even to bad, and think with your heart, even in the dark nature of this plane of reality. You are always protected, just not aware. Do not hang your self with a rope spun with ego; spin a line of connection to all, and you can be always connected.

Lessons of Letting Go with Baba Sonya

There is an art to "letting go". When you choose to let go, you allow yourself to fall into harmony with everything around you. Sometimes we need to let go of things that are not serving our greater purpose, because it's those things that are keeping us in discord. Our hearts tell us what we need to know and feel, yet we choose to ignore it because we get caught up in the cycles of our daily lives that command our attention. When you choose to live the life of an artist, the difficulty of removing yourself from your work in order to gain a greater perspective can be one of the most difficult tasks to command of yourself. When creating anything, you pour yourself into your work and hope others can relate, understand, or appreciate. 

The beauty of music written from the soul, while scored through a "feeling", is guidance that can't be ignored. The listener will feel it, and understand the intention behind what is written. It lends itself to the moments when you hear a song for the first time, and you feel a chill rush through your body. It's that thing that you can't explain that compels you to listen to the song on repeat. You chase that moment, suddenly, listening to the lyrics and how they relate to you in your current moment. The connection that is made can drive your into an emotional pour, maybe you subconsciously connect to the nostalgia of the past, or the present moment. When I first heard "How To Land A Hot Air Balloon" by Baba Sonya, it's exactly how I felt. 

This 5 song EP, written by multi-instrumentalists, Mike Costaney and Rachel Gawell, was modestly released late April 2015. Mike is based in New Jersey and Rachel lives in Boston - yet, their long distance writing relationship found no resistance. The songs are lyrically poignant and insightful, whereas the right questions are asked, and the metaphors are heartfelt and understood. The songs are rhythmically driven by time signatures that pull you inward, while giving each track its own unique swagger. The string arrangements are gorgeously woven throughout each song, grounding it's complex nature, while providing a soaring perspective that goes beyond most pop song principles. They share melodies and trade lyrics, finding an honest voice between the two of them that defines their style and nature.  

According to Mike: "This a product of trading voice memos, e-mailing lyrics, and having a couple of long phone conversations during a span of a couple months. We started with zero songs, then we had 5…" 

As modest as it seems, it's a genuine statement from someone who has spent the better part of his life performing in a variety of bands.  The awareness of his experiences guided him to eventually take a break, so he could rediscover a new relationship with music. His ability to "let go", allowed him to reconnect on his own terms. 

Something special happened when Mike teamed up with Rachel - it can be heard and felt. It seems the path of least resistance has been paved between them. The spark within their writing is lighting up the darkness of their past, and allowing them to blaze a trail toward a very  bright future. 

The lesson here is… when you let go, everything falls into place. 

Listen now: http://babasonya.bandcamp.com/album/how-to-land-a-hot-air-balloon

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