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2nd Edition; 14th issue: 25 July, 2007
Long Count Tzolk'in 4 K'an

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Welcome to the Lotus Blessings Newsletter
My intention in writing this newsletter for you is to provide a forum where you can read some of the highest teachings for this era of human awareness. The idea is to make your spirit sing and to maybe open your awareness even more to the potential for your life. If you choose to send some or all of this newsletter to your friends, feel free, but because of copyright laws, you will need to provide the following: "Copyright to Ruth Angela of Lotus-Blessings.com" Thank you!
For information about the Level 1 Saturday, August 18th 2007 here in Encinitas for EFT training, please see http://www.lotus-blessings.com/EFT.html
Ruth, Encinitas, California.

Guru Mayi : "This is the goal of meditation and contemplation. When all the impurities are washed away, you begin to perceive the luminous Self. As this awareness gradually becomes clearer and clearer, you can live a good and worthy life.
When you receive blessings from a Guru, a state of awareness arises. It is the pure awareness, "I am. I am all there is, I am all that is and all that is not-- I am." A guru has seen the Truth. A Guru lives in the Truth. The Truth is "I am," "I am the Truth."
The divine pulsation, "I am, I am," The scintillating Blue Pearl, " I am, I am." The culmination of all yoga, "I am, I am." All this is revealed within. And once that perfection permeates your being, you live in that experience all the time; there is no return." (112)
from The Sacred Power by Swami Kripananada. SYDA Foundation. 371 Brickman Rd. Box 600, South Fallsburg, NY 12779.

From Siddha Yoga teachings at: http://www.siddhayoga.org/teachings/shaktipat/shaktipat.html
Spiritual awakening, or shaktipat, lies at the heart of the mystical journey. This infusion of energy from the spiritual master to the seeker brings about the awakening of the seeker's own inherent spiritual power, called kundalini. Shaktipat is described by the yogic texts as an initiation that activates an inner unfolding of awareness that leads to progressively higher states of consciousness.
Over time, through grace and our efforts in spiritual practice, the sense of separation from divinity drops away. We come to recognize the presence of God in ourselves and in the world around us. We experience the world as a play of God's energy. As spiritual seekers, we celebrate the day of initiation as the greatest gift.
My awakening by Swami Muktananda was on the 13th July, 1979 which was a Friday and Full Moon. On that auspicious day I experienced an awareness of what God is. I wrote about this and offer myShaktipat experience which is Chapter 4 of my book Ascending Goddess. This year, also a Friday 13th July, I spent the day with my beloved grandson, Tasco, who assisted me preparing cookies to share with others as prasad (offering).

Sharon Janis, a friend in Siddha Yoga, had this experience of Shaktipat below: Here is a short excerpt. http://www.spiritual-happiness.com/ntr10.html
A strong force then began to spiral up my body. From my detached perspective, I could see that this energy was the pattern of rejection emotion. It was the archetype itself, the root from which so many painful branches had flowered and faded away, year after year.
Through the swirling energy, I began to see face after face of people who had abandoned or rejected me throughout my life. A series of images moved across the screen of my mind, opening old pockets of repressed emotional energy that had been trapped inside the memories. I must have gone through years of psychotherapy in ten minutes, becoming aware of people and painful experiences that I had long ago forgotten. Some individual faces were prominent, but the experience was essentially an indistinguishable mass of associated images and feelings spiraling up my body. I was shaking with deep emotion. It felt as though every system in my body had been activated.
Had I not been in a room with hundreds of people, I might have burst out sobbing with the intensity of grief and energy that was moving through me. Yet I sat quietly, streams and rivers of tears pouring out of my eyes. Not a few drops here and there, but the holy bath of deephearted tears.
It was as though a "karmic Roto-Rooter" had been sent to purge my system of this mass of psychic tissue that had grown inside me through the years. The vine of childhood rejection had wrapped itself around the events of my life, coloring them with its painful flowers. Now it was being pulled out by the root.
Eventually, the emotional force began to subside, and I opened my eyes. There was the swami, still seated in his chair at the front of the hall, a long line of people waiting to greet him. I felt myself yelling to him with my mind, "What are you doing to me!?!"
To my utter amazement, he began to disappear. I could see the lines of the chairŐs upholstery through the image of his body. My eyes opened wide. As the swami completely disappeared, a blue circular flame began to form in his place. It became a big, swirling, bright blue ball of flame. It was such a bright blue, that it almost looked like a cartoon. I watched this extraordinary sight for some time.
The program ended and I walked back to my room. All night long my body and mind were pulsing with the powerful vibrations of all that had just happened.
The next morning, my car-mates and I met in front of the main entrance. As we began to put our suitcases into the trunk, I looked up and saw the swami walking directly toward us from across the street. What a surprise! His orange robes shimmered in the rising sunlight as he returned from his morning walk. One woman who had just arrived flew into his arms with a big hug. I felt a twinge of sadness that I could never hug him like that. I was way too shy.
The swami continued walking toward us and stopped as he reached the front of our car. He stood right in front of me and looked into my eyes. I looked back at him with a breathless innocence. Right there, he gave me the big, beautiful smile of recognition I had been longing for, and he waved at me. From two feet away, he waved! I smiled shyly and waved back.
Sharon Janis lives in Cardiff by the Sea near to Encinitas, CA. She has written several books, one of which is Spirituality for Dummies which includes a CD of her singing and celebrating spiritual traditions from around the world. She also produces spiritual videos.

If you enjoyed these tidbits of enlightened thought, you might want to browse through the Newsletters since August 2006. HERE.

Wisdom in 13?
Every 13 days, a trecena, of the Mayan calendar, if you elect to subscribe, you will see a newsletter in your mailbox. The Mayan calendar, the Tzolkin, according to various interpretations, is based upon the beginning of the universe and the solar system's relationship to the Milky Way Galaxy which in turn is spiraling around a "central sun" with which we are soon to align. This 13 day cycle will align you with the Mayan calendar, creating a link to the great event of 2012 when many cycles come to an end, and we take a big leap up the spiral. (see below) How that will manifest is unclear, but the acceleration of consciousness is happening now as the Tzolkin predicts. We are in for interesting times and adopting the 13, my lucky number, is one way I hope to harmonize with this event.
*Note: The date for this Newsletter is Wednesday, 25 July, 2007, Long Count: Tzolk'in: 4 K'an
"Ix = Integrity, heart-knowing, alignment with divine will, magician, shaman, jaguar, night seer, priest, torch bearer, magic." from The Mayan Oracle by Ariel Spilsbury & Michael Bryner, Santa Fe: Bear and Co, 1992.
( NOTE: If you put the date 22 December 2012 into the Long Count calculator, it will tell you that this is a miscalculation. Such a date does not exist! Should we be concerned? It is less than six years from now. If you put in 21 December 2012, it shows The End. This calendar is said to date from the beginning of the known universe! Does this give you pause? ) More next newsletter.
Aloha from Ruth.
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