The Songlines journey of the Flight of the Songbirds
On the 29th December Heather and I started our Songlines journey of the flights of the Songbirds through the Southern Hemisphere.
This journey has been inspired over a couple of years , when I heard the call from the Wild on the inside and then elephants turned up in many different ways catching myattention: see my blog ‘Animal communications’ here: https://peace-trails.com/category/animal-communications
The messages I received were profound and created a new momentum.
As I deepened my communications with the elephants , other animals started showing up in my meditations including lions – golden lions and white lions which led me to follow the trails and find out more about the white lions of Timbavati.
I heartily recommend Linda Tuckers book: ‘The Mystery of the White Lions’ ,which really is an incredibly important work for our time!
When in march 2014 I was told that my magical home of 10 years needed to be sold and the next day Heather received an invitation to fly and follow her dreams , the question stood in the space: what next? A huge opening of potential and change.
The morning after we received a message from a friend in South Africa who we met the year before inviting us to South Africa as she woke from a dream in which the land of South Africa and the animals asked for us to come here. She extended the invitation to us and offered to be our host.
This created its own momentum of YES, which resulted in the Journey of ‘The Songlines journey flight of the Songbirds’ around the Southern Hemisphere for a number of months beginning in late 2014.
3 continents extended invitations: South Africa, Australia and Brazil.
We ended up with Brazil as our starting point , continuing to South Afirca and lastly Australia/ New zealand. What follows are summaries of our travel blog:
December 2014 – May 2015
Brazil 29th Dec 2014 – 5th Feb 2015
The flight of the songbirds began on the 29th December 2014
Our journey began with an emergency closure of Gatwick airport just before we were about to board our plane due to an emergency landing, which fortunately occurred without further serious incident but left thousands of people stranded in the airport, which soon began to overflow as more and more people arrived and no-one was able to leave for hours. Every corner of every hallway was occupied – every seat taken and floorspace along walls became popular – especially anywhere near wall sockets to charge phones or computers for the lang wait ahead. Our own airline company tried to reroute us through Stanstead and gathered us all up to be bussed to the other side of London. We were taken through the back alleys of the airport – usually only accessed by staff – collected all our checked in bags again and stayed in a waiting line on another floor for a couple of hours. This resulted in making contact with many lovely people in the same situation – beautiful exchanges with strangers – the magic and human contact that are facilitated by situations outside the linear workings of best laid plans. We were beautifully taken care of…and ended up with a 24 hour stay in Madrid – where we were swept up in the preparations of New Years Eve celebrations and then rerouted through Salvador Bahia – being welcomed into Brazil by its northern shore of beauty and warmth.
Arrival in Brazil on New Years Eve 2014:
Being embraced by the warmth and energy of Brazil…. – we were able to let go and become like lizards drinking in the warmth of the country, the people , the sun – releasing …. letting go to join the New Years Eve celebrations at the dragon centre in Nazare Paulista. A small town in the countryside nr Sao Paulo where our friends Ana and Antoinette have created a sanctuary of co-creation, Nazare provided us with the joys of cicadas singing through the night, rainforest birds and monkey calls lulling us to sleep and waking us in the mornings.
Eating tropical fruits fresh from the local markets enhanced our appreciation of Nature’s generosity and pharmacy. Intense heat was interrupted by massiv thunderstorms , downpours and lightnig that regularly knocked out the power supply – leaving us with candlelight and gas for cooking.
Aguas Da Prata – The Silver Waters
2 hours north of Sao Paulo we travelled to a small Spa town – a place of pilgrimage for the healing mineral springs – many different combinations of healing mineral waters that are found in and around this town of the ‘silver waters’. Sadly Nestle /CocaCola has bought the springs and is now selling the water not in its pure natural form of the mineral combination but with additives. But many of the springs can still be accessed in their original form.
We were invited to play at a ‘celtic’ brazilian wedding and christening – cocreating it with our beautiful friends Ana and Anto from the dragon light centre who officiated the ceremonies.
During the ceremony which was held under a giant grandmother mango tree who from time to time dropped beautiful yellow ripe mangoes, 2 monkeys appeared out of the forest hopped over the grass into our mango tree and started throwing mangoes to the ground like golden blessings of abundance and celebration bringing lightness to the christening. They spared us and just threw the fruit on the other side of the tree away from our crowd of 30.
Rio De Janeiro
‘The Redeemer’ Cocovado
Five days in Rio de Janeiro gave us access to life on the beach, where much of Rio Life seems to happen. Everyone appears to come to the beach at some part of the day and into the night – swimming, meeting, playing football, trading….
The greatest and most moving event on Ipanema beach is sunset when the glowing ball of light gets a round of applause as it dives red behind sea and land. Our relationship with the sun as a benevolent being and intelligence was being acknowledged and celebrated and palpably strengthened through this brief but very moving daily practice. It was a total wonder to behold this non religious act of gratitude.
The grand statue of Corcovado – Christ the Redeemer – oversees the town – exuding an amazing energy of strength and benevolent beauty. At the top of a high pinnacle this is a gathering place for many, a place of prayer for others and a place to gain new perspective whilst overlooking the vast vista of sea and land.
Being driven in a taxi or bus through Rio we had to just surrender to the wild race and trust in angels and road spirits.
In Sao Paolo water shortages and days with no water have become common place. As the high plateaus of scrubland are being built up and the Amazonas rainforest is being diminuished each day,the natural cycles of rainwater and rivers that bring water towards the Sao Paulo basin has been disrupted, leaving an evergrowing population of 22million citicens with not enough water. The water gets simply turned of on certain days to rationalize.
Much of the focus of our work in Sao Paolo was with the human relationship and honouring of water: sound weavings and co-creating with water and a magnificent abundance ritual with the Dragon Light Centre. We were strengthened in our work by a gathering of sixty or more people who gathered for a monthly Abundance Ritual.
We also took part in Ana and Antoinette’s fabulous Dragon Energy Workshop – meeting many wonderful people, beings and dragons and co-creating with many energies.
Out of these new connections and meetings we received a spontaneous invitation to a weekend on a beach in the ‘Atlantic Rainforest’ where we enjoyed the incredible sound scape of birds and cicadas, the richness of the forest, the beach and the fresh waterfall pools in a Cathedral of Nature. A sound weaving was co-created with the birds and sounds of the forest as our friends sat in the sun around a swimming pool and the giant raptors, the Urubu gathered and circled as if to take up the energy from on high.
The ‘new’ capital city of Brasil. Much anger is projected by many at this city where congress meets and government is based and where many feel the focus of corruption that pervades some of the strata of Brasil.
Brasilia’s Cathedral is an amazing archtectural work of beauty and vision. It was consistent with the open and spacious quality we experienced everywhere in this city of form and structure, light and dark ever present but with allowance somehow …all aspects represented.
morning mists on the Chapada
Our last week took us to Alto Paraiso – ‘High Paradise’ and yes that is what it is with its incredible richness of natural waterfalls, national park and a town where people have been drawn from all corners of the world and the market is filled with incredible food alchemists of all kinds – honouring the gifts of nature as medicine. Artisans and crafts – a thriving little community…
There is a legend about this area of the Chapada as the land of renewal from where – as the water rise and it becomes an island – a new culture will emerge.- This legend also connects to the old celtic legend of a sunken island of the westcoast of Ireland called ‘Hy Brasil’. This island , which can still be traced under the ocean is said to be the land of renewal and abundance and carries this same frequency of a thriving culture of co-operation and co-creation with all life.
We came away with the Knowing of the frequency of this new culture and will attempt to create and co-create with this frequency wherever we go!
Having had the wild animals reaching out for help in my dreams and attunements, the plea for the lions is close to my heart:
GLOBAL MARCH FOR LIONS
Join the United March for our Global HeritageLions are the world’s most iconic animal, King of species, directly associated with leadership, dignity, pride, and good governance. Yet this majestic living heritage is brutally destroyed by international trophy hunting syndicates treating Africa’s dying heritage as a commodities market, at a rate that will not survive our generation, let alone our children’s.This is a very urgent appeal on behalf of South Africa’s lions and our world heritage, which is on the brink of an international disaster even greater than the rhino crisis.On March 15th 2014, 45 cities around the world will march to raise awareness of the plight of South Africa’s lions and to shed light on the notorious Canned Lion hunting industry, which slaughters tamed lions in cages. Canned Hunting is now a widespread, merciless, and unpoliced malpractice which breaks every conceivable law in animal rights despite years of dedicated campaigning against it by our organization and others.
Now, organizations around the world are uniting behind this cause.
The Goal of the Global March is to increase the international pressure on the South African government to finally prohibit:
The abomination of captive breeding/captive killing of lions
The large-scale export of lion parts to China
The importation of lion parts and “trophies” to USA and EU
Join the March at the city nearest to you, and send this posting out immediately to your mailing list.
3 Global movements are converging:
Global March : 15th March 2014
A worldwide campaign led by the international advocacy organization AVAAZ, which has already gathered nearly 1.5 Million signatures worldwide calling for a prohibition of South Africa’s death-trade in lions and lion parts
On the back of the above two campaigns, an international call for a boycott of South African tourism. Should this 3rd campaign gain momentum, the threat to the South African economy and tourism is extremely serious.
Long Distance Visits and Messages from the Elephants
The visit from the Elephants and the developing relationships with the elephants
Summer Solstice 2013
The day before Solstice I was getting ready for pilgrimage. A yearly trip I take with a group of people that I guide on Pilgrim’s Path (St Jacques de Compostelle in France). I picked up a book that fell into my hand, which was given to me ages ago. It was called “Silent thunder- The hidden voice of the elephants”. As I was reading it on the flight, I realized it was about elephants communicating through the Earth by infrasound; low sounds that are like rumblings beyond the hearing of the human ear. I learnt that the elephants have an intricate communication system through the Earth and that they can communicate with each other for miles and miles in an incredible sophisticated way that we don’t really understand yet.
For some reason this awareness needed to be with us as we were walking the path, the ancient pathways and tracks that have been walked for thousands of years in Europe. Of course elephants are from a very different part of the world, which was a riddle for me “Why are elephants with us when we are walking in Europe?”
On the Solstice we gathered as a group to collect the strands for this particular journey. We decided to use the resources in the space we were meeting in – a bookshelf full of books in different languages to tap into themes beyond our consciousness. Each of us blindfolded took a random book from the shelf, opened it at a random page and read a random paragraph to see what messages we would receive from beyond what we were consciously carrying.
When my turn came, I blindfolded picked up a book from the top shelf. It was a very big book called “Elephant Song”. This was just quite incredible to me – a second message from the elephants – letting me know that it was really important that I connected with them and that they were coming with us.
The paragraph I read was : “ Here was a warm, loving and lovable people, pictured against the awe inspiring grandeur of the great forest. A merry people, wonderfully in tune with nature, expressing themselves with songs, dances and impish humor.
So here a picture was being painted about a culture of people living in harmony with nature, with the forest, with the Earth, which was exactly one of the strands that we had been with and that the elephants were confirming.
During our walk we ended up feeling as if elephants were walking with us and it was a strange feeling because, for our minds, it didn’t make sense, but somewhere we just trusted. In many places elephant pictures turned up as if to confirm the connection.
On the last day of our 7 day journey, we visited one of the ancient caves of Southern France. Pech Merle is one of the caves that is 25000 years old displaying the original cave paintings from atime that predates what we usually call ‘history’.
One of the paintings on the wall of the cave was that of a woolly mammoth and in an instant we all realized that the elephants had been the messengers of this time, for a species that had lived on this land a long time ago, but was still here energetically and was reaching across space and time from 22000 years past. We had the sensation of the consciousness of the Mammoth making contact with us from a time when there was another shift, an epoch came to an end, an epoch of Earth changes – the end of the age when the mammoth existed on the earth in physical form. I felt as if the mammoth had come back to walk with us at this time when the Earth was going through another huge change. They were letting us know that they are with us, that they are still here – their energy still connected with the pathways of the ancients they had been walking eons ago.
We were deeply touched and we knew there was more to this.
Mammoth cave painting
So at the end of the journey I was left with an open question.
Winter Solstice 2013
In late December 2014, six months later, the journey with the elephant continued.
Shortly after Solstice, just before the New Year, I was deeply, deeply moved to drop into a place where I connected with the wilderness inside me, with the wild animals, with the wild places, the places that are not tamed.
Most of our environment is tamed in our culture and there is hardly any space to access the wilderness in ourselves and in nature. Fewer and fewer places of wilderness or wildness truly exist on this Planet anymore. So this energy, that raw passion and power, that really is intrinsically connected to the deep, deep Earth knowing is less accessible to us. IT seems veiled from us in the western world.
And so as this really deep calling rose up in me around the winter solstice 2014 I began to look at how I can more deeply connect with that part within me. I was guided to do some animal communication training and start communicating with animals, both tamed and wild.
On the last day of 2013, in a particular meditation, I became present in my inner sanctuary in which I meet the animals. I opened myself to whichever animal wanted to come forth at that time and immediately the elephant showed up. I knew this was the elephant that has been calling me and had wanted to make contact for a while.
So in this inner sanctuary, the space changed and opened into a wide, spacious dry savanna. A large elephant entered into the space with a force, a huge presence and I recognized her as a matriarch. She was walking around pulling up trees and generally moving in a way that seemed quite angry and forceful as if she wanted to let me know her incredible strength, determination and power. I also felt a huge amount of clarity and awareness of her region and of the Earth as a whole.
When I asked her where she lived, she showed me a vast area of forest, savanna, desert, but also many areas on her ancestral path, where humans have insensitively encroached and cut off essential song lines, pathways that the elephants used to walk and take care of that were part of their habitat. And she showed me how many areas on most continents that used to be walked by the elephants were no longer being able to be walked by them.
She then showed me how elephants take care of their areas. She showed me energy lines that are like meridians of the Earth. I saw the elephants walking in measured rhythm along these lines that I could only describe as song lines. I perceived that as the elephants moved along them energy was able to flow and move and even adapt in intensity or volume. It’s very hard to describe, but it felt as if they are an intrinsic part of the health of the landscape.
And so the Matriarch showed me that – as elephants heard walk on the Earth, they have this beautiful function that feels like stroking the Earth that keeps subtle energy moving in a healthy way in any landscape. I could see the comparison with the human meridian system and the meridian massage that some healing modalities use to move blocked energy and re-establish balanced flow.
So at that point I was really moved and I asked the elephant why she called me. In that Moment for the first time, she turns and faces me directly in a way that she shows me her forehead and she invites me to join her consciousness. She picks me up with her trunk and puts me on her back so that we are more closely connected. Then, I feel her opening her consciousness to me and I merge with her as best as I can, while still maintaining awareness of myself. I feel her/ us sensing and feeling the Earth as a living, beating heart beat and pulse. It is so powerful, I can hardly contain the energy. And as I scan that pulse, I can feel the vitality at the core of the Earth and I can also feel the many woundings in many, many areas. It is nearly too much for me to hold and to stay present with, but I sense as the elephant walks I become one with her. She walks in harmony and rhythm with that pulse of the Earth and along the energy lines, following the pulse. It feels like a beautiful joining and enhancing the rhythm and the pulse of the Earth herself.
I can now sense how the walk of the elephants as the herd moves the energy along the meridian lines , and how the sound of the elephants move energy along the song lines. It is like as if the land is being tuned by the sound.
And so, as I leave the consciousness of this beautiful matriarch elephant, she invites me to come back and nurture this connection. I realize I need to expand my capacity which will allow me to join the efforts to assist the Earth , the flow of energy and the tuning of the song lines of the Earth.
5th of February 2014
Continuation of communication
As I enter into my inner sanctuary in meditation I am feeling that I need to reconnect and continue the exchange with the elephants. This time, the matriarch elephant enters wagging her head eagerly approaching me. She comes towards me and I feel a greeting and connecting. She offers to pick me up again and as I adjust myself on her back she starts to walk.
The rhythm of her walk puts me into a very open trance like spacious consciousness and I hear the lilting melodies of what might be other elephant riders. The scene changes, as she walks into what seems to be an atmosphere of cold, fear and violence. I see a scene of elephant hunters with dead elephants. The men are taking the tusks.
I find that what is required of me is to be in a state of consciousness that is a witness; a witness that has compassion for the human state that is so disconnected. Compassion for humans who in their disconnection, desperation, pain and emptiness harm and kill, grab and destroy. I realize that the elephant is asking me to hold this consciousness of witness and compassion, which is very hard. But I feel a shift in the vibration of the cold, the fear and the violence and I feel that, as I am holding that compassion, a warmth and a different possibility is coming into the space, just through this other presence. So I am challenged to the core to hold that greater consciousness while feeling all the pain.
I ask the elephant what she would like to ask of me. She is taking me to a place in the woods. I feel as if I need to let go of resistance and receive whatever is asked or shown.
I hear: “Come, follow the invitations.”
26th Feb 2014
In the last communication, the last message was: “Follow the invitations”.
An invitation has come from South Africa. I will follow.*
Now I enter my sanctuary and I feel the elephants coming in. Not just one, many! As if they have been waiting. They are storming in and stop, creating a half circle around me. I sense there are other people with me. I am aware of them, but don’t see them. The elephants invite me/ us on a journey. We are riding on their backs, a whole herd of elephants. As we walk or ride, I feel the Earth’s heart beat. I hear it and it is getting louder as if we are walking towards it. We are walking through a dry landscape. There are trees and this heart beat. It is getting louder and louder until it is nearly deafening.
And suddenly we come to a huge chasm in the Earth. There are machines, noise, there is mining going on. It’s a big wound in the body of the Earth. I don’t know what exactly is being mined here, but I feel and sense that here, where it is so raw, so seemingly horrid and disconnected, we are invited through the wound to connect. Through the wound of the Earth, through the wound of the body of the Earth connect! Be present and connect more deeply than ever to the Heart beat, through the wound.
When at the end of 2013 I heard that all but one county in the UK has given the ok for fracking (hydraulic fracturing) the land, I was struck by such grief, pain and despair that my body went into a sobbing fit – shaking and burning in me. I felt the Earth, I felt the very fabric of the land, of the crust, the delicate systems of water and life being blasted and destroyed and polluted as if it was happening in my own body.
My vision of this possible Future showed me that there was no more safe place for any life form – animal or human, no more clean pure water. Albion – the spirit of this sacred island – and the Earth as a whole organism sick to death…….
After letting this pain burn through me, I was left with the question, what does it take to change this possible Future into a different one, one where we as a collective become a caring group of stewards, one where those who are in positions of power have the long term welfare of all in their hearts and minds?
A friend recently told me that she had a conversation with a business man at an energy gathering where she pointed out the fact that the problems and destruction cause by fracking both short and long term hugely outnumber and out-weigh any benefits that may be derived from the energy gained in the very short term – leaving future generations with a legacy of destruction and and liability. In the conversation it turned out that he didn’t want to let in her point of view because he had invested a large sum of money into the fracking companies, so wasn’t even open to hearing the quiet voice of reason, warning, conscience and truth.
I want to ask the question: where do I and where does each of us have invested energy or money or whatever else into a direction or way of life that would make me/ us close our eyes, ears and hearts to hearing the voice of the Earth, the call of Nature, the deep sound of our own soul’s knowing?
What does it take for us to wake up?
What is needed from each of us to shift the energy within our own internal ‘community’ to hear and follow that sound/ voice rather than the many strong embedded and well-known tracks, where we have invested our energy in systems and ways of living that destroy?
More awareness is trying to bubble through the cracks of the very tight matrix of our consensus reality. I see it happening everywhere.
My wish for the year 2014 is that we may individually and collectively pull back our energy ties from the investments into destructive, uncaring and life-denying habits and ways of life – even when their effects are not seen or experienced by us but by others thousands of miles away in sweatshops or destroyed landscapes e.t.c. . Can we create and live from a new place?
Rather than live and create in and from habitual past patterns can we learn to create and live from the Future and for the Future? Can we create from and for a Future of Caring for a world in mutual support and co-creative partnership with all of life? Can we create from possibility rather than limitation and destruction.
I also feel moved to create and join global groups who hold the focus of being in the heart and create coherent fields of love, care, possibility, non judgement , joyful co-creation and connectedness with all of life .
Here we are halfway through this extraordinary year where the contrasts of what we can create on this Earth in terms of upliftment versus destruction seems to be getting greater.
For example; How is fracking the expression of our collective consciousness? Where do we collectively destroy our very lifeblood and organism? When I did an inner questing a few days ago around this question I saw that the attitude in me that would contribute to this is the one that is based on: ‘I want. I want more, more more’ whatever the more is; it’s ’I want more for me’ versus: ” I want more for us, for the whole’. As long as I focus on my individual isolated fear based survival and accumulation, I contribute to that which takes without regard for the health and well-being of the whole.
The shift is not in putting myself in service and sacrificing self. My experience of the last months has shown me that we are in a time where the most important thing is to live in our joy, yet what I see is that the joy of who I can be gets multiplied when it is aligned with my listening to my greater self, my body, nature and to the wellbeing of the bigger organism of the Earth, the Universe and the Cosmos I am a part of. And in this it is not a joy that rejects and tries to avoid everything else that it is not; it is embracing, not polarizing.
I am learning that there is an even deeper step to take in the joyful co-creative partnership with nature, which includes my inner nature, my body and the world.
My own quest and work is to deepen and expand on the questions:
How can we as individuals and collectively learn a new way of living, where we learn from nature to develop partnership with ourselves, our own bodies, others and the world at large not in a static way but in an ever evolving creative way of discovery and evolution?
I am allowing the question to guide me in my next steps of discovering what I can do and how I can facilitate experiences that enable real co-creative evolutionary living.
Thank you for being a part of this journey.
Guest article by Nita Gage: Close Encounters of the Unexplainable Kind
A “spiritual cathedral” was the description of the first crop circle I was privileged to experience in the summer of 2012 in Avebury, Wiltshire, England.
“Profound, mind blowing, my view of he world is turned upside down.” Lee exclaimed as she sat mesmerized in the center of a crop circle.
My friend Lee was visiting me while I lived in England. She is an Americancollege lecturer and generally intellectual and pragmatic, not usually impacted by new age spiritual experiences. I thought she might enjoy going to a crop circle in Wiltshire, just for a lark. I had longed to visit a crop circle for several years, sensing I would have a profound spiritual experience. Lee’s experience was the one I expected to have myself, thinking she might, at best, find it mildly interesting.. Yet it were her eyes that were glowing, her demeanor transformed, energized and yet visibly soft.
I, in contrast, walked away from the crop circle experience, feeling flat, somewhat confused and deeply disappointed that I had not been catapulted into spiritual awakening. I was somewhat embarrassed by my response and chose to keep it hidden from Lee and my other friends that day. Instead I focused on the beauty of the landscape and listened intently to the incredible experience Lee and the others were having
I was deeply perplexed and curious over the conflicting negativity of my experience with that of the others who found it uplifting and positive Over time, I came to understand my response leading me to revisit Wiltshire and a new crop circle that appeared two weeks later.
My friend Lee returned to America, and I was left to sort through the depression and despair I was experiencing after the crop circle. I dove into research about crop circles and the experiences people have when during their visits. Some people visiting the circles experience physiological effects including heightened awareness, feeling subtle energies, headaches, and a profound sense of peace. Research conducted with scientist Masahiro Kahata into brain wave patterns indicates that brain waves are affected by proximity to crop circles (CPR Database Ref. # 93-029,073, 079, 080). Spontaneous healings also have allegedly occurred inside crop circles.
“Aha,” I said out loud “headaches! So not all experiences are positive,” I found that somewhat comforting.
In the meantime, Lee called and told me that she was continuing to feel the expanded awareness and deep connection to a spirituality she had never experienced. And it is worth noting that two years later she reports to me that she has continued to be impacted by the shifts in her consciousness precipitated at the crop circle that day.
A few nights after the crop circle visit, I dreamed of being back in that same crop circle. It was a lucid dream in which I stood on the edge of the circle and as I entered it, my dream body shuttered, and I felt my very molecules and DNA dissolve. In the dream I was speechless, no words for the experience, no explanation, yet, I was at peace Floating to the center of the formation, slightly elevated from the ground in the dream I grasped the inexplicable nature of the creation of the crop circle phenomenon, and yet there was no confusion for me in the dream.
In the first moments of my awakening reverie, a message came to me explaining that my reaction of despair was the cognitive resonance of my rational mind seeing “the impossible” manifested in front of me. The egoic attachment to needing everything to be explainable, in that moment crumbled and I was left in a deep sense angst as I sensed the abyss of ‘not knowing.’ Though I have always been open-minded and could intellectually accept strange and unexplainable things in an abstract sort of way, the safety of my skepticism kept me at arms length from allowing full acceptance of mysterious phenomenon. The crop circle experience trumped my skepticism and on an unconscious level, suddenly everything I thought to be true and certain, no longer was. My false foundation of rational certainty was shattered. I was terrified that day, yet instead of experiencing terror, I collapsed into despair and depression.
The dream gave me a context to talk about my experience and to research it further. I called friends who work with the crop circles who assured me that my reaction was not uncommon and that I was being blessed with a deep spiritual awakening and breakthrough out of egoic consciousness. I was greatly relieved and knew that the transformative experience would be to return to a crop circle. Two days later I learned a new one had just formed near Avebury. I went with my friend Gabriella, a crop circle expert and accomplish sound healing practitioner, who had been with us to the first circle.
We arrived and instantaneously I felt the expanded awareness of stepping onto the formation. Electricity shot through me entire body. I sat down and meditated with Gabriella playing her singing bowls. We were miraculously the only people in the formation allowing us to meditate and sound the bowls without interference. Information seemed to come to me, almost as a download from the formation. I sensed that the formation came from messages deep within the earth. I felt my body resonate with the energy of the earth, the circle and the air creating an experience of oneness.
We sat a long while, then, in silence, we moved through the entire formation, spiraling through each compartment as though walking a labyrinth. We emerged, sounded the bowls one more time, looked at each other and knew we were complete with that experience.
Leaving a crop circle for the second time, I too, was for ever changed. Skepticism transformed to curiosity with a touch of discrimination and that shift in perception and thinking continues to impact all parts of my life. A renewed trust in the not knowing, the unfolding and emerging of existence doesn’t need a rational explanation. In fact, life is a whole lot more fun and filled with wonderment once the need to know cleared out and left space for experiencing the mystery of life on earth.
As I walked away, I asked for a message of guidance from the energy of the crop circle, what I got was this:
“You are charged with bringing others here to discover the wonderment and transformative energy of crop circles.” I knew then, at some point, I would be facilitating this trip to Avebury!
We live in a unique time in history during which the ancient indigenous knowledge and mythology of the past are fusing with the science of the present. Nowhere is this more evident than in the field of medicine. Modern medicine is open in a way it has never been before to alternative and complementary theories based on subtle energy. Some of these healing modalities, such as Reiki, create patterns and symbols with frequencies that facilitate healing. Shamanic Breathwork participants often speak of the symbols, sounds and energy experienced during their journey that they later learn are ancient healing energies.
Healing frequencies are used to shift mind and body. Sound waves create frequency patterns by vibrating particles into specific geometries. Words have vibrations and can change the composition of H2O (Emoto, 1997)
Many researchers have speculated that energy sound waves may have vibrated the earth and created crop circles. Others posited that crop circles are created by beings from other planets of dimensions. Many have observed orbs of lightmoving in patterns over the crops as the formations appear.
There are few unexplainable mysteries more accessible than crop circles. Each spring and summer these enigmatic patterns appear overnight in crop fields, particularly around the Avebury landscape temple in Wiltshire, England. Cosmic works of art, ET communications in sacred geometric format, pranksters’ hoaxes, spiritual guidance or a warning voice from Gaia, whatever your opinion crop circles are fascinating and truly remarkable. And, for many, life altering!