It’s harvest season (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), which makes for an opportune time to celebrate all of our progress throughout the year. As we know, motion and progress are different things. If we don’t catch ourselves and take stock of where we are and how far we’ve come, we can feel burned out and be blinded to our achievements. It’s incredibly important to create time to reflect, recognize and acknowledge the growth and expansion that we’ve experienced. This can look like celebrations of little win’s, or full on retrospectives of our lived experience. However this looks for you in your life, we’re inviting you to harvest the blessings of the year thus far!
Here at Spirit in Transition, we’re counting our blessings. In this blog post, we’re going to offer a re-cap of the year so far, as we play an integral role within the Temple Medicine community here in the Fort Lauderdale area.
1-year Anniversary Schedule of Events (read more detail below):
Temple Medicine is the reminder that YOU are an inter-being. We are a living culture, constantly growing, evolving and thriving at each new level we achieve.
As a place of worship, the temple was originally a commons—a place of equitable access, use, and spiritual sustainability for everyone in the community. Special rituals and rites are developed around the needs of local community, resources are stewarded by our leadership in an accountable way, and conflicts and transgressions are dealt with compassionately rather than abruptly. This was ‘medicine’ for all who came to the temple, supporting their healing, empowerment, and consciousness development.
Our intent with Temple Medicine is to create a modern day ‘temple’ of healing and empowerment (within a cultural rather than religious context). Leveraging the tools of an ancient lineage, we can stand as empowered community of people “reclaiming their crowns,” living in the awareness that they are God, in service to each other and the world.
Temple Medicine is a physical location that is activated by the community. Different community members activate the space in different ways; the space itself is a canvas onto which each of us contribute our stroke of genius. As one of the Temple Medicine members Brandon refers to it, we are a “blossoming and flowering new community of seekers; like minded people with a sense of spirit, looking for quality connections.”
Throughout the year, we’ve enjoyed a growing number of new initiates into the Lineage, budding partnerships, engaged community volunteers and collaborative relationships. We have nurtured and grown an empowered community of people reclaiming their royalty, living in the awareness that they are God, in service to each other and the world, creating powerful structures to grow from, and providing support to each other. As a result of the Magick, our community is empowered, and they are revered as wisdom keepers and sacred spaces holders by their peers and personal communities.
From the perspective of Lifetime Member, Lilith Reese, Temple Medicine “opened up arenas for me that previously felt uncomfortable, or not totally secure. Prior to Temple Medicine I really struggled with public speaking. Temple Medicine is a container that invites me into trusting myself being an empowered leader”.
It’s leaders like Lilith who have empowered our community to continue showing up, creating spaces for our community members to “automatically feel the container is there for them to be themselves, and to go deeper inside themselves”. Lilith is amongst a whole team of leaders at the Temple Medicine family, and appreciates Temple Medicine as an “outlet to be another version of my authentic self, a platform for me to express authentically”.
It is into this authentic expression that we invite you, dear ones, to join us!
Within the Temple Medicine model, all community members are encouraged to contribute their vision and strengths. We are joining together to embody the new paradigm of balanced masculine and feminine energies in leadership, where intuition and reflection play key roles.
According to Brandon, it’s an ongoing process to “evaluate and reflect on where it is that I want to show up in community”. This process aids to open us toward participating authentically, and showing up in a way that feels true for us. At Temple Medicine, we’re about the process, not the product, so we’re patient with that ongoing articulation for each person.
After all, the path of the initiate is not for everyone, that’s why we offer many different doors to enter through. Whether you’d like to share in a meditation practice or upgrade your DNA with a Life Activation, the Temple is here to support your steps toward your own conscious evolution.
Check out some of the milestones we’ve hit so far this year;
42 Max Meditation Sessions
21 Life Activations
6 Full Spirit Activations
3 Soul Retrievals
4 Empower Thyself Programs
7 Initiate Community Nights
3 Community RECHARGE Nights
Happy Birthday, Temple Medicine!
And THIS weekend we will be celebrating our 1-year Anniversary. What a milestone!
Friday evening starting at 7pm will be our monthly Recharge event with cacao ceremony, raw juice tasting, and sound healing, but in the middle we will enjoy a short presentation and awards ceremony by Matthew revealing the next stage and vision for Temple Medicine as well as honoring those that helped us achieve our current state.
Saturday at 1pm will be a VIP Tea and Chocolate tasting experience facilitated by Hunter Helton. Come enjoy rare tea and chocolates while supporting the future vision of Temple Medicine with your ticket purchase.
Sunday at 1pm will be a family fun Mystic Fair day with games for the kids, lineage healings and services, as well as vendors from a variety of holistic practices. Come get a chair massage! To cap it off, a catered BBQ will be provided.
Schedule of Events:
Recharge Community Evening [Anniversary Edition] 7pm Fri Oct 21st
VIP Tea and Chocolate Tasting 1pm Sat Oct 22nd
Mystic Fair [Anniversary Edition] 1pm Sun Oct 23rd
* Anniversary Events are complimentary for Recharge and Mystic Fair, $75 donation VIP Tea and Chocolate experience on Saturday to benefit those in our community severely impacted by Hurricane Ian recently.
* Family-friends (Kids are welcome)
* Lite hors d’oeuvre will be provided at Saturday’s Recharge; BBQ catered meal will be provided at Sunday’s Mystic Fair
* Plenty of free parking is available in front of Temple Medicine Center
We look forward to celebrating with you! Don’t hesitate to reach out, should you be interested in getting more involved! Stay up to date on our events calendar, and stop by anytime.
To end with sentiments shared by Lilith, Temple Medicine is “a sound, consistent place where a lot of growth and healing has been able to transpire for me and everyone that’s interacted with it from what I can see. That’s why they continue to show back up. I’m grateful to Matthew for holding it and how everything happened to make it stay consistent; it’s beautiful to see it growing and see everyone coming together there to see it growing.” Thank you for your contributions as well, Lilith!
The experience of not reaching our potential, whether it be potential energy level and productivity during the workday, not feeling as if we have made enough progress on our dreams or even the potential of how functional we are in our relationships can result in us feeling like something is holding us back.
At times we may seek the answer as to why this is, and at other times we may bury our heads in the sand watching Netflix or escaping into work to avoid having to look at or sit with uncomfortable feelings. Self-doubt and false beliefs take hold and we allow them to steer our ship creating negative emotional states that impact our DNA.
Science now recognizes DNA not just as a sugar base, phosphates, and a sequencing of nucleotides, but also as a frequency off which your body designs its cells and replicates itself. After birth, science believes the only way to reprogram your DNA is through emotional states. As you might have guessed, positive emotional states yield favorable outcomes like health, resilience, and passion. Negative emotional states yield unfavorable outcomes like a weak immune system, lower energy levels, and a shorter life span.
There are ways of discovering and eliminating the source of false beliefs that result in self-healing rather than giving all of our focus and attention to the symptoms, which leads to more symptoms. A step towards shining more light into these potentialities is activating our DNA. DNA activation awakens in us our power to dream, to experience joy, to heal our false beliefs and to clearly see which ordinary actions will take us towards making our dreams a reality.
What are limiting beliefs?
Limiting beliefs sound sort of like negative mantras. This is the stuff poor self-talk is made of. This internal dialogue can seem never-ending because it is hard to shut off. Some examples are:
I am a loser.
Dad loves my sister more than me.
If I feel my feelings something bad will happen.
I am not safe when I am happy or relaxed.
I am not worthy of love.
I am ugly.
How do limiting beliefs block us?
The presence of these beliefs tell us stories that develop into routines or patterns. They may show up in all areas of our lives and in our subconscious through our family, thought, karma and genetics. They may materialize emotionally as avoidance techniques, denial and fear.
Many of us reach outside of ourselves to get our limiting beliefs solved. We think that if we find the perfect mate to treat us right and tell us how beautiful we look then we will no longer have body image issues. We think that if we become workaholics or gymaholics we’ll finally reach the goal of having a perfect body or enough money and then we will suddenly accept ourselves for who we are, become lovable and feel relaxed, content and whole.
A Path to Healing
Health, wealth and relaxation are found by working with the programming inherited by our DNA to clear limiting beliefs and emotional wounds. It is the blueprint for our life purpose and divine potential and it is the design of who we are as vibrant, lovable Divine beings.
The purpose behind activating the DNA is to evolve our consciousness toward the Adam Kadmon Body of Light. This body of light is part of the energetic structure within and around the human body. It is our connection with the divine that allows us to experience divinity here on Earth. Activating it allows us to manifest our spiritual gifts and alchemically transform our physical body into a body of Light.
DNA Activation is a technique that has been used for the last three thousand years within the secret mystery schools. It is a rite of passage to activate priests/priestesses and healers so they can serve from a heightened state of consciousness and empowerment to a degree not ordinarily reached by human beings. At times, it seems god-like powers are needed to shift our world towards peace, love, and connection. Jesus, Buddha and Mohammed were all role models in this regard. Jesus, an initiate into the mysteries knew this when he said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth in me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” (John 14:12-14)
Many of us are familiar with the term ‘sacred geometry’, yet what really is it? When it comes down to it, not all geometry is considered ‘sacred’, is it? Why is that?
There are some ratios, patterns and shapes that carry significance within the realm of geometry. Some shapes are more impactful, both optically and otherwise. There are some shapes that are known to elicit a sense of relaxation. By simply looking at a particular shape, which is simply a symbol, our nervous systems can feel a sense of relief.
An important aspect of this has to do with the unseen realm. Usually, when we think of geometry, we think about shapes that we can see. It’s more or less an optical experience. Yet, we find that there actually may be more. In essence, there are shapes associated with each sound. That’s right, when we hear music, those vibrations are creating geometric shapes and patterns in the field. We are experiencing this geometry with our ears, instead of our eyes. The inverse is also true; we are able to ‘see’ music as the geometry we experience with our eyes.
This is a whole realm of work called Cymatics, where different vibrations and frequencies are depicted to create geometric shapes. This depiction is shown by the sound being played, which vibrates sand that’s suspended atop a flat surface. The sand organizes into different shapes correlated with different frequencies.
If it’s happening to the naked eye, it’s happening in the field. We know this through quantum mechanics. So, the imprints of sacred geometry on the field around us are created through various ways. The most obvious is sound and music; when music is played, there is an unseen architecture created. The big kicker is that it’s not just music creating this architecture. It’s our thoughts, our feelings, our imagination. There are geometric shapes transmitted and imprinted onto the field around us, and we play a role in this imprinting!
Knowing this, how may it change things? Well, if you know now that every sound makes an imprint on the field around you, perhaps your language would change. Perhaps your contribution to the shared reality would shift, no matter where you are. Maybe you’d taste the words before they left your mouth, if only for a moment.
Check our calendar for the next series of classes that take you on a fantastic journey discovering the Sacred Geometry around you, activating the sacred geometries within your energy field by a certified Guide, and using those geometries to facilitate your Astral Travel journeys to the many dimensions available to us! More info here: https://www.spiritintransition.com/mms-classes/sacred-geometry-i/
Being a man in society today comes with many challenges. We are taught that it’s not OK to cry or be vulnerable. Some cultures have a certain ‘machismo’ or ‘macho’ culture that includes social pressure to be self-reliant, and to be the protector and provider for the family unit. The meaning of what it is to be a man has been obscured, ridiculed, labeled as ‘toxic’ or ‘exaggerated’ to criticize or denigrate characteristics of being man related to power, code, responsibility, and honor.
Then, as the ultimate challenge to manhood, men who want to ‘reform’ or ‘do better’ but with nowhere to turn, and with seemingly everything about being a ‘man’ offensive to someone, oftentimes are pressured into becoming more like women.
So in the end, society is killing the concept of man.
All is not lost for men, however. A wise man once said:
“Whatever, on its destruction or intellectual analysis, ceases to convey an idea, like a vase of water, is relatively existent; all else is ultimately real.” ~unknown Tibetan Lama
Those who study wisdom traditions know that this effort to destroy manhood lacks skillful inquiry and is doomed to fail. The above quote applies to the war going on about the construct of gender. It implies that anything that is not ultimately real will “cease to convey an idea” upon its destruction.
Hermetic and Universal Law teach us that gender is not a construct, it is ultimately real. Even after academia has completely destroyed the concept of gender through many faulty and baseless arguments, they can never destroy the universal truth that nothing can be created in this world without the masculine energy conjoining with and reacting to the feminine.
Even upon its ‘destruction or intellectual analysis’, the concept of gender still conveys an important idea—that where we come from is gendered and there are ultimate differences between the two which allow for creation and manifestation to happen.
So, not only is ‘being a man’ not going away, masculinity and ‘being a man’ has a meaning distinct from the character and experience of being a woman. It’s up to us to discover a renewed, authentic masculinity that both men and women can rely on to do what it’s uniquely designed to do: initiate, order, force, and connect.
‘Being a man’ is a practice, and it’s perfection arises in the continual effort to be a better man, and thus is an effort never quite complete.
Join the live panel discussion tomorrow evening Jan 12th @7pm ET/4pm PT as we continue to perfect manhood by ‘Unlocking Men’
This is an exciting time of year as Summer turns into Fall and we begin to reap what we sowed earlier in the year. Looking back to January, I had no idea we would be where we are today.
Today, we boost a growing community of Life Activation Practitioners and Ritual Masters who are generating more light and bringing more positive energy to Portland than ever before.
A whole new generation of Lightworker is emerging in Portland. They are savvy, experienced, and have lots of options to choose from since there are many high-quality holistic energy practitioners in the area.
If there are so many flavors of bringing in the New Paradigm, how could you NOT get involved? The commitment to service by this Lightworker community continues to floor me.
It has taken many years of growing and nurturing this community to get here, but finally the time has come to open our new Lightworker center in SW Portland at 1308 SW Bertha Blvd. behind the Fred Meyer—Burlingame!
We are calling it ‘Eternal Eden’ to capture an Earthy metaphysical feel of sophisticated luxury. Curious?
We just launched our new podcast radio show, where we interview spiritual teachers, healers, and community voices. Each person has a unique perspective on spiritual growth, wellbeing, and the emerging paradigm.
For our first podcast, we interviewed Thomas Chavez, the author of Body Electronics: Vital Steps for Physical Regeneration and Cofounder of The Compass Way. Thomas was one of Oregon’s most prominent naturopaths, and has been on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual investigation for much of his life.
During this interview, Thomas discusses the power each of us has to choose our own state of consciousness. It is a myth that we are prisoners of our minds and emotions. In a matter of moments, with conscious intention, we can shift our operating angle.
There are 3 main divisions of human consciousness:
Self-Protection, the state of fear and aggression
Getting Along, the state of social adaptation and tension
Grace, the state of expanded awareness and flow
Through vivid memory, we can tap into any state of consciousness, particularly Grace. Most people have experienced one event or another in their lives when they felt boundless love, earth-shattering awe, fathomless peace, or divine joy. The key is to recall, as clearly as possible, such an experience and bring it to your awareness as if you were living it now.
Thomas distinguishes between 2 types of Grace: Disembodied and Embodied. Disembodied Grace is pure, diffusive being. There are no limits, borders, or confines. It is nebulous. Embodied Grace is being centered in your body, as a unique personality, while still accessing the Sacred. You are conscious and engaged in mundane activities, yet in tune with an aspect of Divinity.