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That period of time between autumnal equinox and Samhain is an interesting period. We move from the balance of light and dark into darkness; the veil thins; we are called to clear out the old and to make room for the harvest. People who go into this spoke of the wheel depressed find it easy to wallow and even those who don't start out depressed can get more melancholy and introspective. It becomes harder and harder to see the light.

In some parts of the world, the weather fosters these tendencies; in Southern California, where we remain in summer until late October, there is some cognitive dissonance. That can actually increase a person's depression, because it feels more inexplicable. It's bewildering, when you aren't cognizant of the cycles, to feel quiet and introspective when the weather continues to encourage you to be social.

Some traditions actually become more social during this period, as if to store up the energy and guard against the darkness. Social obligations can feel more important, more weighty. This can be overwhelming for introverts, and exhausting even for more outgoing folks. Prioritizing and pacing are more challenging when everything feels important. I, myself, have gone into the descent into darkness with a renewed dedication to my practice. This can be a time to let go of any attachment to old habits. Fall clearing is more vital to my well-being than spring cleaning. Baggage only weighs me down more, and can contribute to a dangerous downward spiral. So I am praying more, talking to guardians and totems, doing rituals to release and uplift, and doing focused meditation. Anything to keep me out of negative ego.

This might be a good time for you to take stock. What habits, beliefs and mindsets hold you back? What practices and behaviors lift you up? I am a fan of stretching my boundaries this time of year; it is not yet time for cocooning. I have written in my blog about making a commitment to write a 51-item gratitude list every day fr 21 days (or even longer, until Samhain). You could take some time every evening to examine your day, asking what you did well, what you could have done better, and where the magic/miracles/synchronicity occurred. If your self image isn't that positive, you could challenge yourself to make a list of 100 things that you like, admire, or respect about yourself. Take a class to increase your spiritual skillset, filling in the gaps you see. Teach a class to share your skillset with others, helping them to do the same.

Remember, you are the light of the world.
Ayamanatara

Upcoming Classes & Appearances

Thursdays | through November 21st 1:30-6:00pm
Private Sessions
The Crystal Matrix | 3215 Glendale Blvd | Los Angeles | 323-644-7625
Readings: 15 minutes for $28, 30 minutes for $45, 45 minutes for $60, 60 minutes for $75
Healings: $125
advance reservations strongly recommended
 
Tuesday | October 1st 7:00 - 9:00pm
Charity Readings at The Burner Mixer
The Other Door | 10437 Burbank Blvd | North Hollywood
Ayamanatara will be offering psychic readings to benefit Muse and John Williams, community members who lost everything they owned in a fire. John will be undergoing treatment for burns he received escaping the fire for at least 2 months.

 
Friday | October 4th 8:00pm
New Moon Gathering
Private Residence | 1160 N Marengo Ave | Pasadena
We gather every month to set our intention for the coming cycle. We are approaching Samhain, the thinning of the veil. Bring something for the ancestor's altar. Potluck feast follows the ritual/meditation. Please bring a wheat-free dish to share. You may also bring firewood and a camp chair. If you'd like to take the energy home with you, bring a seven day (in glass) candle as well!
$15 donation requested
 
Wednesday | October 9th 2:30-5:30pm
Psychic Readings
Healing Light Resource Center | 27225 Camp Plenty Road | Santa Clarita | 661-252-4103
Reservations are a must
15 minutes for $28, 30 minutes for $45, 45 minutes for $60, 60 minutes for $75
 
Wednesday | October 9th 7:00-9:00pm
Fairy House Blessings
Healing Light Resource Center | 27225 Camp Plenty Road | Santa Clarita | 661-252-4103
Legend has it that if you build a faery home and leave it in your garden or near your hearth, you might attract a faery into your domain, and faery houses make wonderful house blessings. These whimsical "bonsai houses," which are the perfect size for faeries and other small creatures, are constructed of natural materials, like sticks, bark, dry grasses, pebbles, shells, feathers, seaweed, and pine cones. Even if you don't believe in the Fae, this is a great creative project that will warm the heart of any person who loves miniature projects and pretty things for the garden. Reservations are essential.
$25 + $10 materials fee
 
Thursday | October 10th 7:30pm
Experiential Kabbalah
private residence | Northridge
Learn about the Tree of Life and the practice and philosophy of Kabbalah in multiple traditions, as well as go through a real and measurable personal growth spurt in your emotions, mental faculties, and spiritual being. We will be looking at correspondences, doing rituals, and working through our personal, individual blocks. Each student is asked to create goals for themselves at the beginning of the series so that they can measure their progress. Please bring a protein-based potluck snack to share. (by permission of instructor only)
$25
 
Friday | October 11th 7:30pm
First Quarter Teaching
private residence, Northridge
Bring food to share (wheat-free preferred). Ayamanatara will address topics ranging from the current energies to sacred texts to tools & techniques for personal practice. Bring your questions we'll try to get to everyone.
$15 donation requested
 
Saturday | October 12th 1:00 - 4:00pm
The Emotional Root Cause of Disease
The Green Lotus Center | 550 Morro Bay Blvd. | Morro Bay | (805) 772-1100
From a Shamanic point of view, every physical ailment has an emotional root cause. Illness itself is viewed as an imbalance created by separation of body from spirit. The separation is experienced first and foremost as an emotion but, if not processed correctly (what is to say, if balance is not restored), the imbalance will become "louder" and begin to manifest on a physical level within the body in order to get your attention. While this will sometimes cause an injury, for the purposes of this workshop, we will be focusing on illness. The body itself, and how you perceive the illness, gives you many clues, both about the underlying emotions and how to process them in order to restore balance. We will be looking at some of the most common correlations between emotion and physical ailments, as well as how to process those emotions in a healthy way to restore balance and create a space for long-term healing. Because experiential knowledge increases retention and understanding, Ayamanatara will be asking for one or more volunteers from the workshop attendees to talk about an ailment they are currently experiencing, so that we may, as a group, walk through the process of discovery and healing with them. It is common for each person attending this workshop to have a personal experience of healing within themselves.
$40
note: if you sign up for this workshop AND the Singing Bowl Meditation, your combined investment is only $50

 
Saturday | October 12th 5:00pm
Singing Bowl Meditation
The Green Lotus Center | 550 Morro Bay Blvd. | Morro Bay | (805) 772-1100
A Singing Bowl Meditation is a powerful way to bring your body to a state of calm using crystal singing bowls as the conduit. During the meditation, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls are played while we sit or lie in meditative bliss. The sound floods us with ethereal vibrations which deepen our meditation and connection with All. In addition to promoting overall relaxation, increasing resistance to stress, boosting energy levels, alleviating psychosomatic pain, lessening depression and improving digestion, this practice re-balances the autonomic nervous system, and brings the body, mind and spirit to a state of equilibrium.
$20
note: if you sign up for this meditation AND the Emotional Root Cause of Disease workshop earlier in the day, your combined investment is only $50

 
Wednesday | October 23rd 7:30pm
Singing Bowl Meditation
Healing Light Resource Center | 27225 Camp Plenty Road | Santa Clarita | 661-252-4103
A Singing Bowl Meditation is a powerful way to bring your body to a state of calm using crystal singing bowls as the conduit. During the meditation, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls are played while we sit or lie in meditative bliss. The sound floods us with ethereal vibrations which deepen our meditation and connection with All. In addition to promoting overall relaxation, increasing resistance to stress, boosting energy levels, alleviating psychosomatic pain, lessening depression and improving digestion, this practice re-balances the autonomic nervous system, and brings the body, mind and spirit to a state of equilibrium.
$20
 
Saturday | October 26th 2:00-4:00pm
Animal Totems
Healing Light Resource Center | 27225 Camp Plenty Road | Santa Clarita | 661-252-4103
Animals and Animal Spirits act as messengers in our lives. Sometimes, they even lend us their medicine or power. Learn what your main animal totem is, what that means, and how to access its power, as well as how to interpret the animal messengers that come into your everyday life. Reservations are essential, please call 661-252-4103 as early as possible to reserve your space.
$33
 
Ayamanatara's latest book:
Faery Spiral Library of Arcadia Volume 1 Coming Home
Faery Spiral: Library of Arcadia
Volume 1: Coming Home
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365 Days to Enlightenment

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