A Question Of Face

We’ve all heard the phrase ” To save face”, or ” to lose face”. Have you ever wondered where the concept of ” face” originated? Face is a Chinese concept, which, as many Chinese philosophies have done, spread through many other countries and cultures. Western culture has difficulty defining it or understanding it, mainly because Face is rooted in Eastern spirituality and an Eastern perception of mans place in the universe, which Western religions have no comparable teachings of.

To truly understand Face, and the complexity of it, one needs to have at least some background in Asian cultures and philosophies. While I make no claims to being an expert in all aspects of Asian religions, I believe my exposure to Taoism over a twenty year period of the study of Chinese medicine grants me some modest insights. I believe this is a very important time to have a conversation about Face. Here’s why.

First, let me clarify that this is not intended as a political post. It’s intended as a teaching, and it’s intended to inspire and uplift. Now… Face is not about the Ego construct of someone. It goes much deeper than that. Face is about honor, about respect, about being aware of the people and beings around you. Understand that in China and Japan, there is an indwelling sense of ones ancestors. A living awareness of family, history, and the sacrifices others have made. To act in a manner that brings shame upon ones family or ones ancestors is seen as a betrayal of all they have stood for. To diminish ones ancestors is seen as a grievous action. There is nothing comparable in Western traditions. To behave in a manner that ” blackens ones face” is something that impacts ones entire lineage. To bring disgrace and dishonor upon oneself reflects upon every aspect of ones life. This is much broader than the ego, clearly.

When we think about diplomacy, and diplomatic relationships with other countries and other cultures, the success or failure of those relationships depends upon treating others with respect. If an individual is incapable of doing that, then the state of our alliances and partnerships around the world will suffer. Unfortunately for our country, the man currently occupying the White House is personality disordered. He has been diagnosed as having Narcissistic Personality Disorder by a number of top psychiatrists and psychologists. ( A petition for his removal was signed by 26,000 licensed mental health professionals. ) A person with malignant narcissism is, by definition, incapable of empathy, and living from a place of respect. They are extremely susceptible to flattery and manipulation. They are without conscience, a law unto themselves. They have no honor and no face. They lie. Their word means nothing. Agreements and contracts are broken before the ink dries on the page. It is a condition that there is no cure for. They are sociopaths or psychopaths, depending on their degree of intelligence.

The United States is beginning to lose Face around the world. Our allies are recognizing the fact that the current president has no face. He cannot be trusted. From a karmic point of view, our government has a long history of breaking its word, breaking treaties. Just ask any Native American. We can change that. We deserve leaders in public office that are men and women of honor and integrity. This is not about Republicans vs Democrats. This is about our place in the world. Our position on defending Earth Mother, the children, the animals, the water, the air we breathe.

I choose to live from honor and compassion. I choose to live from empathy and respect for all living things. My word is my bond. I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. I want to live in a good medicine way, a way that brings honor to my ancestors, and to my teachers. I aspire to be a woman of great face, and I hope to inspire those around me to do the same. We must not tolerate those who have no face. They can have no place in our lives. We, the people, have the power granted to us by our Constitution, to demand the removal of this blight upon the land. Our survival depends upon it. Earth Mother is counting on us. I send my prayers and burn Sage and sweetgrass that this may unfold as quickly as possible. Join me in the intention to restore our Face in the world. May we once again become that refuge for all, as promised by our Statue of Liberty. We are one heart. Blessings, Reverend Judith Star-Medicine

When An FBI Agent Meets A Mystic: A True Story

When I first met my husband, he was building and maintaining Black Hawk helicopters for a living. He had been doing that for close to twenty years. He had worked on aircraft for most of his life, since college. He’s licensed to work on jets, helicopters, anything that flies. I found that fascinating. ( I find the fact that he can take apart pretty much anything with an engine fascinating. I can barely find the ignition slot in my car. On a good day.) Which brings us to my experience with the FBI.

Will Cook Photography

Sikorsy manufactures a number of different helicopters, including Marine One, the presidential helicopter. Anyone working on Marine One has to have an extensive background check, for obvious reasons. Those helicopters are kept in a separate hanger, guarded by, well, Marines. The background check includes interviewing pretty much everybody, really. Including a fiancé. Huh. So, I got a call from an agent, for him to come out to my home to conduct the interview. Uh oh.

I say uh oh, because, let’s face it, I’m nobody’s idea of normal. Neither is my house. I’ve always been the witch that lives in the woods, in the middle of east bumsfuck nowhere. My house at that time was surrounded on three sides by 1,000 acres of state land. It was magical, with soaring cathedral ceilings, and floor to ceiling stained glass windows. It was filled with crystals, drums, feathers, rattles, and bronzes, including sculptures of dragons, eagles, Buddhas, and Kwan Yins. Shelves of essential oils, metaphysical books, candles, tinctures, and herbs were displayed. Right. This poor guy had no idea what he was walking into.

I had a really long unpaved driveway. At the foot of my driveway was a purple sign, with my name, Reverend Judith Star-Medicine, ( yes, that IS really my legal name. Try getting THAT through the courts), logo, and what I do. Astrologer, Psychic, Tarot Card reader, Counselor, and my phone number. At the appointed time, I see the car pull into my driveway. And stop. Reading the sign. I started to snicker. The agent drives up to the house, gets out, and walks up the stone stairs to the courtyard, to my massive carved front door. He knocks. I open the door, and he’s holding up his badge for my inspection. He gives me his name, saying ” Hi, I’m Agent so-and-so. But you already knew that, didn’t you?” Oh, good. A sense of humor.

I invite him in. As he steps into the living room, he stops dead, head swiveling around like it’s on a hinge. He doesn’t know what to look at first. The entire living room was varying shades of purple, pale lavender walls, misty purple carpet, deep plum loveseats.. I had Native music playing, Sage burning… okay. He starts the interview. It was pretty basic stuff. Towards the end, he asked me if my fiancé had any political opinions that concerned me. I dropped my voice to a whisper, and leaned forward. He leaned forward also. Waiting. ” As a matter of fact, he does. He’s a Republican.” He burst out laughing. I said, ” I know! Can you believe it?”

When it was over, he said he had one more question for me that had no bearing on the interview, and I should feel free to say no. Me: Okay. What? Him: Can I have a tour? I laughed, and said, absolutely.

So, I gave him the tour of the house, explaining things as I went. Until we got to the master bedroom. See, I had forgotten about my collection of bumper stickers everywhere. Watching his eyes travel around the room, seeing sayings over the bed like: ” Get a taste of religion. Lick a witch.” And ” Beam me back, Merlin”. And ” Psychics do it with Spirit”. And ” I haven’t been the same since that house fell on my sister.” He had the same dazed look my husband had when he first saw them. Kind of like a deer caught in car headlights.

He asked to use the bathroom before he left. That’s full of bumper stickers, too. I figured he was probably already shocky, what the hell. Next to the toilet was a plaque that says:” Witch parking only. Violators will be toads”. On a cabinet over the toilet: ” Auntie Em: Hate you, hate Kansas, taking the dog. Dorothy.” Also, ” If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you”. It must have gone okay, because my husband worked on Marine One, along with the other helicopters, until he retired.

I take it for granted about what my space looks like. I don’t usually attract Muggles as clients. I live from magic and from my connection to Spirit and the supernatural. When a Muggle does visit, they’re usually not here to see me. They’re here to visit my husband, or repair something. That’s when I pause, and remember that there are a number of magically challenged beings out there. And that’s okay. Meeting someone like me is kind of fun for them, I think. Like going to the zoo. A nice way to spend a few hours, but not real life. Ironic, really, because meeting Muggles is exactly like that for me. I have to say, meeting an FBI Muggle was fascinating. I respect the hell out of what they do, all of our intelligence officers. The FBI, CIA, NSA, all of them. I’m going to enjoy the next few weeks, very much. Deciding to fuck with them was a monumentally stupid thing to do. But, this administration is not known for its brains. Getting my popcorn.  Blessings, Judith

** Thank you, Will Cook Photography, for the beautiful Black Hawk photo.

 

Supernatural Solutions For Dealing With The Entity-In-Chief

Since the election in November, I’ve been deluged with calls from clients who are legitimately frightened. Frightened for the planet, frightened for humanity, frightened for future generations. This fear is rooted in a disturbing reality: for the first time in the history of our nation, we have an administration overrun with white supremacists, racists, fascists, misogynists, traitors, and a malignant narcissist at the head of all of it. In a word, entities. In Chinese Medicine, the word for an entity, ghost, or demon is P’o. A P’o is an energy form that attacks or attempts to invade a human. There are degrees of invasion, from the superficial, to moderate, to full blown possession. Taoism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Chinese medicine have treatment strategies and protocols for dealing with P’os that go back thousands of years. All indigenous cultures have methods for dealing with them, as well. These methods are powerful, and very effective.

Having this conversation now is important. My intention is to dispel the feelings of powerlessness and fear engendered when encountering someone hosting an entity. When we encounter a personality disordered individual, or an active addict or alcoholic, or a person with untreated mental illness, our subconscious mind immediately identifies that person as dangerous. We can feel uncomfortable, without understanding why. For those of us who have been impacted by someone hosting an entity, (for example, survivors of sexual abuse, physical or emotional abuse, or torture),  our radar is more acute than someone who has never experienced an attack directly. This makes it harder for us to understand how it is that people can be so oblivious to the evil that is standing right in front of them. Throughout history, people have asked how it was possible for Hitler to have influenced so many people, and how it was possible that millions of innocent people were murdered while an entire country did nothing to stop it. From a karmic point of view, clearly the Race Mind is being given an opportunity to revisit this question.  Clearly humanity is struggling with it again, globally. We are seeing the same types of souls, creating the same dynamics of greed, manipulation, oppression, lying, treason, murder, and all to accumulate money and power.

The Earth Plane is a classroom for souls of all kinds, a place that souls from all dimensions can incarnate into to work through karmic lessons. Or not. Keep in mind that all souls have free will. This free will allows the soul to take as many incarnations as it wants to learn, evolve, and grow…. or, to keep on repeating the same karmic patterns, over and over. Some souls are very evolved. Some souls are very unconscious. Some souls are very dark and predatory. How can you tell them apart? Easy. Look at their actions. Evolved souls live from heart, compassion, and kindness. They choose to become healers, teachers, protectors, walking a path of love and service to the planet. They are the defenders of animals, nature, humanity, the air, the water, standing strong against racism, misogyny, discrimination, bigotry, and religious intolerance. Unconscious souls tend to be fear-based, rigid, and self-involved, lacking compassion for those whose beliefs don’t match their own. Religious fundamentalism comes out of unconsciousness. Narcissism comes out of unconsciousness. Extremism of all kinds comes out of unconsciousness. This brings us to the last group, the dark and predatory group.

This vibrational level of souls, the P’os, (demons and dark alien entities, ) are opportunistic predators that are always looking for food. They are inherently parasitic. They feed off of the energies of fear, pain, and suffering. These souls are drawn to the lowest vibrational frequencies, drug trafficking, human trafficking, pedophilia, slavery, violence, racketeering, corruption, money laundering, extortion, and the abuse of power. Understand that an entity has no conscience, with no link to the heart or higher self for guidance. They are what lies at the heart of horror movies. Some might call them evil. I don’t, anymore than I would call a Great White shark evil. A shark does two things: it swims and eats. A shark attacking a human swimmer is not evil, to the shark, a swimmer is food. An entity attacking a human is no different. Just as deadly as a shark, just as predatory.

My purpose in talking about this is to give people tools to empower themselves, and to teach people how to avoid encountering humans hosting an entity whenever possible. Here are some basic rules or guidelines regarding that.

1. Keep your vibration very high. Entities cannot move up, vibrationally speaking. They exist at a low bandwidth. Staying anchored in the light is it’s own protection. Radiate out love and compassion. Avoid feelings of fear whenever possible. I understand that we all succumb to fear at times. Be mindful of the circumstances and people you are around when you’re afraid. Try to avoid bars, cocktail lounges, hospitals, or areas where entities tend to gather when you’re afraid or fatigued. Do not use substances of any kind, they will drop your vibration faster than anything else. Dropping your vibration turns you into a happy meal. Don’t do it. It’s like diving into a pool of sharks with an open cut.

2. Trust your intuition. If someone feels ” off”, or scary, even though your mind is telling you they should be fine, LISTEN to the feelings inside of you. The body has wisdom. In the presence of something dangerous, a rattlesnake, a scorpion, a shark, the body immediately senses danger, and tries to flee. Even if someone is smiling at you, if your body is reacting in any way, listen to it.

3. Be willing to override your empathy. Empaths can get into trouble through our capacity to feel empathy for any soul. Even dark ones. Trust me, entities know this about us. Many of us have gotten our asses handed to us because of our capacity for compassion. We can feel sorry for Jack the Ripper. Pay attention to your internal warning system. Notice feelings of resentment popping up from feeling used or sucked dry by someone. Trust that.

4. Have strong, healthy boundaries. Boundaries are our friends. They are natural psychic shields we all have, that deflect other people’s energies away from us. Everyone has baggage. Having psychic boundaries protects us from that. The only energy we want to absorb is love. Everything else should remain outside of our energy field.

5. Connect to people who uplift and inspire you. Avoid people who thrive on chaos and drama.

6. Connect to nature. Earth Mother is pure. Her vibration is extremely high. This is why I surround myself with stones, plants, and animals. If you can, get outdoors every day, and connect to the spiritual essence of the planet. Breathe it in. It will balance and re- energize you. For achieving that indoors, the Crystals that I would use to raise your vibration would be Amethyst, ( the Violet Ray is so high vibe, it connects to the Violet Flame of St. Germaine, as well as Angels and Archangels), Smokey Quartz, ( soothing, protecting, calming), Obsidian, ( yes, Obsidian. It dismantles negative constructs or attachments and sends them into the Void, while strengthening our Kidney Qi, the home of our Will and our own personal magic), and natural Citrine. ( Citrine is one of the few stones that never needs to be cleared, and balances all 7 Chakras. Using essential oils is wonderful. The three sacred ones, Frankincense, Sandalwood, and Myrrh, are very uplifting. Rose is uplifting. Pine is wonderful for letting go. Add in Atlas Cedar for purification and cleansing. For an all around energy clearing, I diffuse a combination of evergreen essential oils, Pine, Juniper, Douglas Fir, it smells like Christmas trees. Very refreshing. Using herbs like Sage and Sweetgrass to smudge your environment is great.

Now, most of these things are Third Dimensional solutions, ( Earth Plane solutions) for clearing and balancing our energies after encountering someone hosting something, which brings me to my title, Supernatural Solutions for dealing with the Entity-in-Chief. Taoism and Tibetan Buddhism are both spiritual paths that offer tools for this. Those that resonate with those paths have access to those tools. Not everyone will have access to the full spectrum of supernatural dimensional solutions available. That’s fine. But these two paths do offer very clear solutions for us.

I love the quote I used from Einstein, about the world not being destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch and do nothing. Over the last 3 months, we have been horrified to witness  the assault on human decency undertaken by this president and his administration. His attempts to ban Muslims is a direct attack on our Constitution, not to mention incredibly cruel to those fleeing persecution. His firing of those in the Justice department who could hold him accountable hasn’t been seen since the Nixon administration.  The signing of executive orders reversing environmental protections, allowing coal ash to be dumped into rivers and streams, attempting to open National Parks to oil and gas drilling, removing protections from endangered species, allowing hibernating bears and cubs to be shot in their dens, alienating our allies around the world, insulting them while admiring and praising despotic regimes, while being investigated by a number of intelligence communities AROUND THE WORLD for corruption and collusion with Russia… Evil. A number of spiritual leaders have spoken out, including the Pope and the Dali Lama. Many of you are watching this threat to our democracy, and have taken to the streets to march, to protest, to try and make a difference. Many are asking, what else can we do?

Working with light and compassion is a good start. Flooding the Race Mind with peace helps. Refusing to give in to fear is essential, because, remember, entities feed on fear and suffering. Embracing your personal magic is imperative. Finding the fierceness within yourself, and bringing that out into the world, sharing it, forming communities of likeminded people, is powerful. ( And not engaging in arguments or debates with unconscious souls, that is useless, a waste of Qi, and just feeds the fire ). Meditate. Connect to Source. Visualize a protective bubble of white light around Earth Mother and all living things. Flood them with love and reassurance, they know they are under attack.

There are many, many souls here from the Fifth Dimension. These are the Empaths. Empaths are all very powerful psychics with their own gifts. Empaths are warriors of the heart, and are on the front lines of this battle against the dark. They are being guided and led by Ascended Masters whose names I will not share here. Some, myself included, have specific trainings in dealing with entities. These trainings are rooted in arcane magics that span centuries. These are Fifth Dimensional magics.  They are not taught here on the Earth Plane. ( The Third Dimension.) The Fifth Dimension has dominion over the Third Dimension. Know that those of us with those trainings and abilities are active in ways not seen in decades.

I am very comfortable with my job description. In fact, I love my work. Dealing with entities and the fallout that they engender has been a huge part of my life. I have specialized in working with survivors of sexual abuse, emotional abuse, torture, and domestic violence, for this reason. I have never encountered a situation that could not be healed. I have every confidence that all will be well. This infestation will be contained and dealt with. I have been shown the outcome. Good vanquishes evil. We shall prevail. We are loved. All of us are children of God. Evil is nothing but an absence of light. It has no power if we refuse to give it any. My heart is glowing with the fire of a thousand Suns. I am connected to All That Is. I am a part of something so vast, it cannot be imagined. So are we all. Raise your eyes to the light. Let that be your only reality. All the rest is just noise. Join me in the light. Blessings, Judith