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* Betwixt and Between

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* Confronting Racism is Spiritual work
* The Sun's magnetic poles are about to flip
* NASA thought the polar flip might be last may
* Solar maximum may be doubled
* Effects on us, astrologically, of a magnetic flip of the solar poles
* Trading Off or Trading Up
* Astronomers discover an ancient star
* Expanding our awareness to sewe a multi-dimensional reality
* Your thoughs can release abilities beyond normal limits
* 5 Signs You're on the Hero's Journey
* Befoer the LA River Was Paved
* How can one believe in religion and science at the same time?
* Stirring the Cauldron

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I am only one of four people I know who works with the element of fire and isn't a fire performer. Fire is the energy of transmutation; it is defined by its action and its movement, it is never static. Fire always demands a sacrifice. A sacrifice is different than an offering, in that it is usually something you thought you still wanted. I generally advise my students against working with fire elementals. It's an advanced study, not for the newly-on-their-path. In chemistry, transmutation means the change of one chemical element into another by a nuclear reaction.

For many years, I worked with Phoenix. There would be grand, explosive change, scorched earth, and then a rising from those ashes. "Whatever happened, happened quickly," to quote John Irving's Hotel New Hampshire. I have somewhat made friends with that fire, and every change no longer requires a force measured in megatons. Dragon, that slow force of the mountains, now tempers my energy, although there is still the occasional volcanic eruption, because transmutive fire is always there.

We are in fire season in the western half of the United States. Fires rage across the landscape, changing it. In some cases, changing the human habitat as well. Smoke obscures the sun. Politically, as well, the US seems to be having a fire season, with actions and behaviors in government being brought to a head, so we can see what is ready to be burned away, so perhaps we won't mourn it quite so much. Stability is definitely not going to work anymore. Not now, not for a while.

We edge closer to September, the crescendo of the year. Whatever your own personal themes for the year, you'll have the opportunity to face them in September, and hopefully to resolve and heal them. On an national and international scale, we'll be experiencing that as well.

Today is the full moon preceding September. Full moon is when we get ready to release. It is the beginning of the harvest. Are there things you'd like to release now, before it becomes a September crisis? Some things you may not be able to release yet, they may require the energy of September, but you can surely ready yourself. Take a long, honest look at your life. What isn't working anymore? What's a crutch? What are your excuses? If you're really honest with yourself, you'll be able to see what's coming and work towards preparing yourself. But don't prepare yourself for a fight, that's just a waste of energy. Prepare yourself to surrender to the process, and things will go much more smoothly. It will be less painful. As always, you have a choice in how you are going to approach your life, but you don't get to say you weren't given a heads up.

I am getting ready to go on my annual retreat, a trek out into the desert that involves harsh weather and fire. Of course, being an annual thing also makes it a family reunion of sorts. But 10 days on a dry lakebed, essentially on the clearing energy of salt, brings all of one's personal challenges to the forefront. It doesn't matter how much you prepare, something unexpected will happen. I do my best to go without expectations, to allow the Universe to give me gentler lessons, but I am human, and we're not very good at letting go of all our expectations.

Peter Dybing posted this morning, for the first time since the beginning of the month, as he's been on the front lines of the fire in Idaho. He called it Abandoning My Practice, but I see what he is going through as abandoning only the rituals that remind him of it when he have less need of it. When you are in true crisis (as opposed to drama), it begs you to be truly present, and you cannot help but stand with the Divine.

You can, however, chose to be present and stand with the Divine before crisis occurs.

Remember, you are the light of the world.

Upcoming Classes & Appearances

Ayamanatara will be unavailable 8/22-9/4
Thursdays | 9/5-10/31 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
Friday | September 6 8:00pm
New Moon Gathering
We gather every month to set our intention for the coming cycle. 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
Sunday | September 8 12:30-5:30pm
Psychic Faire
The Crystal Matrix | 3215 Glendale Blvd | Los Angeles | 323-644-7625
Appointments strongly recommended
$1/minute (20 minute minimum, 30 minute max)
Alternating Mondays | 9/9-11/4 7:30-9:00pm
Psychic Protection
Matrix International University | 3215 Glendale Blvd | Los Angeles | 323-644-7625
This practical, hands-on course is for the person wanting to lighten their load. You will learn a variety of ways to clear your aura and clear a space of unwanted "goobers" - things that go bump in the night... psychic vampires... unwanted attachments and disembodied entities. And the student will learn how to release these (and more) with love and total empowerment. During this course you will learn to make protection grids and learn how to use grids for clearing space and correcting stagnant feng shui. This course will help you leave your unwanted "friends" behind.
registration closes 9/2

Wednesday | September 11 2:30-5:30pm
Healing Light Resource Center | 27225 Camp Plenty Road | Santa Clarita | 661-252-4103
15 minutes for $28, 30 minutes for $45, 45 minutes for $60, 60 minutes for $75
advance reservations are vital
Wednesday | September 11 7:00pm
Life Affirmation Singing Bowl Meditation
Healing Light Resource Center | 27225 Camp Plenty Road | Santa Clarita | 661-252-4103
Join Ayamanatara for a life-affirming meditation with singing bowls.
Thursday | September 12 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. (ongoing class)
Friday | September 13 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 & Sunday | September 14-15 10:30am-6:00pm
Getting Back to Faery: A Step-by-Step Workshop in Reconnection
The Crystal Matrix | 3215 Glendale Blvd | Los Angeles | 323-644-7625
Through the recent discovery of a stone library, we now know exactly what steps to take to help us get back to a place where we live in conscious harmony with the Fae. Please join Ayamanatara for a workshop filled with step-by-step instructions on reconnecting to nature, each other, and ourselves.
($132 if paid in full by 8/31/13)

Alternating Tuesdays | 9/17-10/29 7:30-9:30pm
Altars: Creation and Application
Matrix International University | 3215 Glendale Blvd | Los Angeles | 323-644-7625
An altar assists us in creating focus for working with Spirit Teachers, creating a special place for a "wish-board," or honoring a departed loved one. Holding the four elements [and sometimes five] an altar calls forth the power of the earthly elements to set a dialogue with the power of the devic and heavenly realms. Students will be shown how the create altars and how to wake them up.
co-taught with Patricia A Bankins
registration closes 9/10

Saturday | September 28 by appointment
Private Sessions
The Crystal Matrix | 3215 Glendale Blvd | Los Angeles | 323-644-7625
Please contact Ayamanatara for details

Saturday | October 12 by appointment
Private Sessions
Morro Bay
please contact Ayamanatara at least 1 week in advance for details

Saturday | October 12 1:00pm
The Emotional Root Cause of Disease
Morro Bay | Please RSVP to 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.
or sign up for the Singing Bowl meditation too for a combined investment of only $50
Saturday | October 12 5:00pm
Singing Bowl Meditation
Morro Bay | Please RSVP to 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.
or sign up for the Emotional Root Cause of Disease too for a combined investment of only $50
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Faery Spiral Library of Arcadia Volume 1 Coming Home
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