Cultivating Stillness

Photo by Jamie Mclaren

Stillness is essential for connecting to Source, for accessing our inner wisdom, and for internal alchemy. Unfortunately, we live in a culture of distractions and busyness, going, going, going, doing, doing, doing. Taking the time to quiet the chatter of the mind, and to go within, to reflect, takes discipline. One of the teachings of the Christ that I love is ” I am in the world, but I am not OF the world”. Refusing to be dragged into other people’s drama, or the constant bombardment of fear and negativity, is the invitation.

We can cultivate stillness in a number of ways. Meditation certainly helps. For me, it’s relatively easy to turn off the mind. I close my eyes and surrender into the Void, and feel nurtured by All That Is. I can feel the sentience of it, feel it breathing, surrounding me, flowing through me. The illusion of separation from it is dispelled, and with that comes a deep inner peace. Serenity. Some people find stillness through nature. Some, through movement, yoga, Pilates, walking, hiking. Whatever works is fine.

Unplugging from the earthly details at least once a day allows us to be replenished by the energies of the universe that the mind is incapable of experiencing. We are not our mind. We have a mind, but we are far more than that. We are a soul, with a curriculum that has to do with our evolution. How can we change, how can we evolve, if we are never guided by anything other than mind?

Our Spirit resides in the Heart. Quieting mind, and sitting in the Heart, experiencing its wisdom and compassion, is a pathway to enlightenment. The Heart heals everything it touches. Bringing our pain, our hurts, our disappointments into the presence of that Divine Love within us grants us immediate peace. Freedom. Hope. We need to set the Heart as our compass, not our mind. It always knows the true destination: Love. The mind does not know love. The mind is a computer. It doesn’t feel. It can’t. To achieve peace, serenity, grace, and joy, we have to come home to the Heart. The Heart is fearless. It is the eternal flame, lighting our way out of the darkness of fear.

One of my favorite songs that reflects the spirit of love is ” As”, by Stevie Wonder. For me, it’s an anthem about love. Sheer genius. Some of the lyrics are: ” Did you know that true love asks for nothing? Her acceptance is the way we pay. Did you know that life has given love a guarantee, to last through forever and another day. Until the day is night, and night becomes the day…. ALWAYS. Until the trees and seas just up and fly away… ALWAYS. ”  ( It’s worth printing out the lyrics to this song. It’s inspirational.)

We are each a part of that principle, that universal love. Stillness is the way to feel it, and to receive it. Open your heart to it, at least once a day. Be warmed by it. Be restored by it. There is no refuge or warmth in mind. Our sanctuary is, and always has been, the Heart. It’s that simple. Blessings, Judith

*** Thanks to my youngest daughter for this photo, taken up here in the Catskills.

Demon Nation

Watching the news has become a harrowing experience for me. I was debating on whether or not to comment on what I’m seeing, and what it means. I decided to do a further teaching about possession, from a Taoist viewpoint, to offer some insights into what we are dealing with in America right now, and some possible protections for ourselves and our loved ones. Not talking about it doesn’t serve anyone.

Over the past 21 years of my studies of Classical Chinese medicine with a Taoist Master, the subject of possession, ghosts, and entities, as well as ancient protocols for energy clearing, exorcism, and extractions have been reviewed. It’s important to understand the difference between Classical Chinese medicine versus Traditional Chinese medicine. Classical Chinese medicine is rooted in Taoism. It is entirely spiritual, treating the trinity of body, mind, and spirit. It is the heart and soul of Chinese medicine. I had the incredible honor to study with Dr. Jeffrey Yuen, 88 generations of unbroken lineage of Taoist priests. These teachings are ancient and sacred. Traditional Chinese medicine on the other hand, is post-communist, where the communist regime attempted to strip all of the Taoist teachings away, and to completely westernize Chinese medicine. We know that this is what communists do, in any country they take over. Look at Tibet, if you need another example. Traditional Chinese medicine, while helpful, is nowhere near as powerful as Classical Chinese medicine.

Classical Chinese medicine teaches about entities. When we look at entities, we have different types. We have ghosts, earthbound spirits that either refuse to pass over, or are stuck here, which the Chinese call ” Gui”. These are often divided into three categories, Hungry ghosts, Wandering ghosts, or Lustful ghosts. Ghosts can attempt to attach themselves to the energy body of someone. Demons fall into a different category. They are not humans that have died, like a ghost. They are something else entirely. In Chinese mythology, a famous demon hunter was named Zhong Kui. There are actually tv shows in China about him. The protocols for dealing with each type are different.

***A word here about supernatural protection work, karma, and non-infringement. Non-infringement is a Taoist philosophy that teaches that one may not interfere with the free will of any soul, nor may one step into someone’s process uninvited, for any reason. To ignore this principle invites serious karmic consequences. If one has been asked by an individual under psychic attack by someone hosting an entity to render assistance, one may protect the person asking, without incurring Karma. One may not attempt an exorcism or extraction upon any individual hosting an entity ( possessed) without their invitation to do that. This would incur karma, and is dangerous for the person hosting the entity. Depending on the level of possession, and the level of energetic enmeshment between the host body and entity, the individual could die if the entity is ripped out of them forcefully. ( In reality, this invitation never happens when one is possessed, since no demon wants to get forced out of its host. They tend to avoid hunters whenever possible). The training in doing this type of work is extensive, and can span lifetimes. Usually, hunters incarnate knowing exactly what they are, with these ancient protocols imprinted onto  them, a part of their soul memory. There has never been a time in my life that I didn’t know exactly what I was, or a time I didn’t know how to do what I do. I have always been able to see ghosts, entities, and the dead. It’s part of my job description.

That brings us to now, to current events. We are witnessing an attack on humanity by a very dangerous force. For the first time in our country’s history, a possessed person is in the White House. We’ve seen this happen in other countries, with Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, with genocide, purges, concentration camps, religious persecution. I think most Americans believed we were somehow immune to this happening here. This has nothing to do with politics, unfortunately. It has to do with evil. Demons feed off of pain and suffering. They lie. They are cunning. They know how to offer people what they want to hear. They have no conscience, because they have no heart. No capacity for empathy. They present as sociopaths. There is no controlling them. They sow seeds of chaos everywhere they go. We are seeing the dismantling of our government, and the attempted dismantling of our freedoms right in front of our eyes. People have wondered how millions of Germans were taken in by Adolf Hitler. Well, Americans can stop wondering. It’s happening now, it’s happening here. We are seeing the lowest vibration of the Race Mind attuning itself to the Demon-In-Chief. White supremacists openly marching in the streets, screaming and brandishing torches. Open racism. Hatred. So… what to do?

First, refuse to give in to fear. Second, realize that the Light is always more powerful than the dark. Keep your vibration high. Remember that you and Spirit are the co-creators of your reality. Understand that the country has its own Karma, and that souls that embrace racism, misogyny, fear, religious fanaticism and white supremacy have a long way to go, in terms of evolution. Avoid them. Do not engage with them on social media. Surround yourself with people with heart, compassion, and the capacity for empathy. Send Light to Earth Mother, these entities are attacking her. Embrace your inner strength and fierceness. Many of us survived attacks in our childhoods by those hosting an entity. We became the thunder, the lightning, the storm. We are the Elements, the Fire that purifies, the Water that cleanses, the Wind that heralds change, and the Earth that stands strong. These entities haven’t ever encountered anything like us. They have no idea what they are facing. We are fucking fearless. Remember who and what you are. A friend was saying the other day that it feels like we are living in a Tolkien movie, surrounded by Orcs. I agree. And we all know what happened to them. We are an army of Fairies, Elves, Witches, Magicians, connected to guides, teachers, and Spirit. Archangels and Angels are with us. Those that choose the dark have done so before. They have tried for us before. All they were able to do was to motivate us. So, basically, the dark can fuck off. We’ve got this. Blessings, Judith

The Monthly Forecast For October

October is the time of harvest, reaping the rewards of our efforts. Fall is the Metal Element in Chinese medicine 5 Element theory, justice, fairness, and the truth. This month starts out with some lovely aspects, and quickly accelerates into some very powerful planetary positions. Let’s look at them.

On 10/3 the Moon in mystical Pisces conjuncts Neptune, the planet of Divine Love. This enhances intuition, and opens the heart. At the same time, the Moon is sextiling Pluto, the alchemist, forming a bridge between the levels of the subconscious and super conscious minds. This is powerful for transmutation. Venus lends support, forming a Trine to Pluto at the same time, reminding us that love is always the answer.

The Full Moon on 10/5 is called the Harvest Moon. The Sun in Libra opposes the Moon in passionate Aries, posing the question: What are we passionate about in our lives, and how do we find balance? 10/6 reminds us not to overdo, to practice self care, with the Moon in Aries Trine to Saturn in Sagittarius, while conjuncting Uranus in Aries. Saturn is about wisdom, patience, and discipline, and Uranus is about freedom, liberation, and new beginnings. This is a great combination of these planets in Fire signs. ( Sagittarius and Aries). It speaks of elevation of consciousness, with the patience and trust needed for new endeavors.

10/10 is powerful. The Moon in Gemini Trines the Libra Sun/Mercury conjunction, strengthening communications. Jupiter, the Greater Benefic, moves into intense Scorpio in the evening, while the Moon moves into Cancer, about 11:30 PM Eastern time, and Trines it. Perfect for intention work. The Moon makes 7 different aspects on the 10th, so it is sure to be an interesting day.

The New Moon on the 19th is a powerful one, with both the Sun and Moon conjunct in Libra, both in opposition to Uranus in Aries. For me, this represents an internal conflict between maintaining control ( The Metal Element/Libra), and attempting to break free into something new, ( Fire Element/ Uranus in Aries). The Fire Element is always about spontaneity, while the Metal Element is about structure and control. Integrating these two should prove interesting. My suggestion? Always follow your heart. ( Fire).

The Moon in Scorpio on the 20th is lovely, conjunct to Jupiter and Mercury, and trining Neptune. Faith and optimism are the order of the day. The Sun enters Scorpio on the 23rd, ushering in the energy of the Eagle and the Snake, alchemy through ascending. The 25th underscores that, with lovely aspects to the Sun, Jupiter, and Neptune. The 30th is fabulous, with the Moon in Pisces conjunct to Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, trining both the Sun and Jupiter. This is the energy of the Water Element in Chinese medicine, infinite possibilities, faith, and trust. This reminds us that is a magical universe, and that anything is possible.

May this month bring you all of the joy and beauty your heart can hold. Blessings, Judith