by user_dd | Dec 7, 2021 | Transitory Thoughts
Have you ever thought about your relationship to those that came before us? We’re talking about more than your family heritage or bloodline; ancestry can extend beyond one’s own personal family to encapsulate the vast expanse of the human endeavor. We can connect to each other through the preservation of traditions that ignite our souls from within. In this way, we can create stronger support systems across our human family, and forge futures within Lineages that resonate with our soul’s mission during this lifetime.
That said, let’s start with an acknowledgement of our family heritage. For, this can be foundational for the way we relate to our human ancestors at large. Building a relationship with our bloodline is an integral piece of the personal puzzle; if there is any resentment or unresolved tensions in the family bloodline, this can result in stagnancy and potentially blood clots. Not healthy. The circulation of healthy blood (through our relationship with our own bloodline) is a personal experience. We’re not suggesting you pick up the phone and attempt to make amends with your Aunt Gertrude who betrayed your Father’s trust, whose resentment you continue to let live through you to this day. Instead, consider this an invitation to explore what forgiveness feels like, as you connect with Aunt Gertrude (for example) and her humanity.
Keys for Harmonizing Familial Heritage
→ Forgiveness : acknowledging any harm done to you or by you, knowingly or unknowingly, and forgiving and releasing it.
→ Restoring Connections : Incorporating family totems into your altar or homespace, writing a letter to a family member, exploring some traditional music from your family’s country of origin.
→ Create a Vow : Invite yourself to identify a value or two that you hold, within the realm of families and communities. Create a vow for you to live that value and embody it every day.
Alright, so once some of the keys mentioned are used to unlock some dormant spaces in our bloodline relations, we can begin to expand. Widening the scope of our human family, we recognize that there are myriad families to which we all belong. So, in our process of personal development, it’s essential that we forge new paths while sustaining a healthy relationship with one’s own bloodline.
At the end of the day, it’s an exciting idea to think about making our ancestors proud. Regardless of your family heritage and what role your ancestors have played within the complexities of the human historical milieu, it’s likely they were doing the best they could with the resources they had available to them. Acknowledging the growth and trajectory of your personal journey, it may be that you’re ready to extend your reach beyond your family bloodline. Exploring human traditions that have been part of our evolutionary history is an exciting and empowering path to walk. Regardless of your heritage, you can unlock higher expressions of your DNA. And this, dear friends, is very exciting!
by user_dd | Nov 19, 2021 | Transitory Thoughts
What are the Mystery School? Great question.
Give me ten minutes & I assure you that after reading this, you’ll feel empowered with more information than you have right now. Let’s go over what these mystery schools are and what role they play. For most of us, the Mystery Schools, their practices and their teachings, remain an enigma. That’s all changing now! The gates of access are open to those bold enough to enter. Full disclaimer; this is just the tip of the iceberg! Let this ignite within you the curiosity that can take you further into the burgeoning world of magick.
Do you ever wonder…?
→ What is Magick all about?
→ How many different forms of Magick are there?
→ What types of Magick can I practice?
Seven Mystery Schools
It all began thousands of years ago, when schools began to formulate in order to protect universal knowledge and the secret principles that underlie all life. In essence, this knowledge empowers humans with untold powers and abilities to create their own reality and build the life they truly want to live. The teachings are oriented toward the development of human consciousness and the attainment of the ‘Adam Kadmon’ or divine body of light.
With this body of light, we are in the fullest expression of our being and can live in the universe like the gods!
Currently, the Seven Mystery Schools on Earth include The Tibetan Mystery School, the Japanese Mystery School, the English Mystery School, the North American Mystery School, the Australian Mystery School, the Romanian Mystery School and the African Mystery School.
Real Magick Is Steeped In Tradition
All in all, Mystery Schools preserve the rites and rituals from different magickal traditions. Since these schools are located all around the globe, the rituals vary based on locational placement, cultural influence and energetics contained within the area. So while there are differences among them, they’re all seeded with the same basis of universal laws and knowledge. For example, every school has a version of the Life Activation which activates your divine potential and restores your original spiritual blueprint.
Ultimately, these schools are responsible for maintaining the purity of their teachings to ensure every generation after has access to the same power and wisdom contained in these traditions; it is through their care that the traditions are preserved throughout many generations. Nurtured by the seven traditional lineages, the effectiveness and power of magickal protocols and rituals are preserved and protected. Inviting initiates into the practice of guardianship is a valiant offering, and one that hasn’t always been easy. It’s now safer than it ever has been to study these teachings; there were times when the magickal teachings of these schools had to be kept under wraps, behind closed doors and protected from threat. The tireless work of these schools has meant that these teachings still exist, and in our modern time, we’re all encouraged to revere these traditions and invite them into our lives to whatever extent that we feel inspired.
If you’re interested in learning more, reach out and ask! I’m here as a resource for you and am enthusiastic about sharing the different practices and traditions of The Modern Mystery School.
by user_dd | Oct 7, 2019 | Announcements
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?
You’re invited to join us for a soft opening of our new Lightworker center in SW Portland. We’re excited to create a space for Lightworkers and others bringing in the new energy to come together in community and share their gifts.
We are greatly looking forward to this opportunity to celebrate and spread awareness of the work we do in the world as well with Love and Light!
Schedule of Events:
- 5pm – Doors open—Enjoy beverages and snacks as you meet and mingle with like-minded community.
- 6:30pm – Raffle prizes are drawn, must be present to win!
- 7:30pm – Evening with the Experts talk on “Ghosts”
- 9:30pm – Closing
Register here to let us know you’re coming Oct 30th!
by user_dd | Jun 26, 2018 | Community Conversations
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Some people are hesitant to ask me ‘What is a Mystery School?’ One of the oxymorons of being part of the Modern Mystery School is that I want to share with everyone about the personal empowerment and real results that it can bring to your life, but people also think we’re not supposed to talk about it. That’s flat out wrong! For the record, I love talking about the Modern Mystery School, especially after coming to my own understanding, the hard way, about what it was that I was getting myself into.
The truth is, I couldn’t talk about the actual mystery part of a mystery school, because at a certain point, talking just doesn’t help anymore. It’s like that ancient buddhist story about a finger pointing at the moon in the Lankavatara (3rd to 4th cen.), the relevant passage is:
“Be not like the one who looks at the finger-tip. For instance, Mahāmati, when a man with his finger-tip points at something to somebody, the finger-tip may be taken wrongly for the thing pointed at; in like manner, Mahāmati, the people belonging to the class of the ignorant and simple-minded, like those of a childish group, are unable even unto their death to abandon the idea that in the finger-tip of words there is the meaning itself, and will not grasp ultimate reality because of their intent clinging to words which are no more than the finger-tip [pointing] to them.”
Simply put, words (and teachings) are just guides on the path, they are not the ultimate truth. Mystery schools are responsible for maintaining a certain frequency of energy flowing through the Universe, that which enables people to discover their own enlightened state. I’m sorry, but you just have to experience that kind of thing, I can’t really describe it to you. And believe me, I try! My journal is full of failed attempts.
The Modern Mystery School is one of the 7 seven traditional mystery schools. It maintains and protects the keys to our North American mystery tradition. I say ‘traditional’ because there are many branches of mystery teachings that have evolved over time, but they all source their teachings from one of the 7 traditional Mystery Schools. You can see an example of our teachings on Gaia TV with Dr. Theresa Bullard, one of our international instructors and initiates.
One of the most important methods for understanding the validity of a Mystery School’s teachings is to examine its lineage. A valid Mystery School path is one that traces its lineage back not just hundreds, but thousands of years. Now that’s staying power!! Why not study with a school that goes as far back to the source of the knowledge as possible, one that has withstood the test of time?
History shows that the Mystery Schools have successfully empowered people to live life on their own terms. That means demonstrating mastery over life, or creating a ruckus if that’s your style, and people have noticed! Mystery Schools have claimed some pretty famous names in history: King Salomon the Wise was famous not only for the healing temple he built the size of a small city, but also for seeding generations of royal blood within his children. Jesus the Christ gave the Romans an aneurysm when he suggested you could have your own unmediated relationship with God, and now we mark the year based on the year of his death as a martyr for that cause (i.e. this year is 2019 AD—anno Domini). Isaac Newton Sr., one of the most famous scientists of all time said, “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” Hmm, I wonder who he’s talking about?
Tell me more about your experience of personal empowerment wisdom traditions. Where have you received permission and the knowledge to be able to take life into your own hands? Please share your responses!
“The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.” ― Rumi