Grandfather Tree

Now having come to understand that we are all spiritual beings who have chosen to temporarily live a physical existence on this planet, certain musings are inevitable, and shared here.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Liminal Space

Carl Jung talked about the betwixt and between place, the limen, or boundary from one place to another. To be in liminal space is to not be here or there, but somewhere in between, on the doorway, on the threshold. Being in liminal space provides the opportunity to re-create oneself. I can become that which I have never yet been. I can walk through the doorway and be a new being on the other side. I can re-form my identity. When standing in the doorway, my substance, my story becomes fuzzy and indistinct. It will re-form itself as I walk through the door.

I have been in liminal space the last few days. This is one of the reasons for my fall. As a multi-dimensional being, I can of course travel hither and thither, and stay here at the same time. Until I complete my re-formation into a new being, I guess I can expect things to get a bit weird and unpredictable.

I am truly blessed because most of the time folks don't get to be in liminal space unless they are thrown into it by a tragedy of some kind, a death of a loved one, losing something like a job or a relationship, a terminal illness, etc. To be in liminal space and to be at least partially conscious of it is truly a wonderful gift. Thank you spirit.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Falling Down

I went for a walk tonight with my daughter. It is a beautiful night, probably 60 degrees F, and delightful. I am only one block from our home when suddenly, I twist my right ankle and lose my balance. I try to regain my balance and cannot. I fall flat on my face. My daughter starts screaming. For a second I think that I broke a tooth. I am bleeding. A neighbor lady comes running asking if I am O.K. My daughter says, "I'll run home and get mom." I tell her no, I'll be O.K. I pull myself up and the neighbor lady brings me paper towels to absorb the blood and one with ice in it. I am grateful and I sit on the step tending to myself, trying to reasure my daughter. The lady offers to drive me home, but I am clear that I can easily walk and we do.

So amazing these bodies, and yet so fragile as well. I just realized this moment that I had absolutely no anger. In the past if something like this happened I would instantly be angry: at the circumstances, at myself for being clumsy. Such anger seems so strange and foreign to me now. I realize, like the Buddhists, that death is always on my shoulder. I could have hit my head and left just like that.

I choose to stay. I have lots of work and fun to do.

Blessings to all.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

What Happens After We die? Part Two: Q & A

Q: Do your illustrations (in Part One) accurately depict the after death process for everyone?

A: The experience will certainly be unique to each individual. One’s belief systems play a very important part in determining what kind of experience one will have. For example, if a person strongly believes that he or she must wait quietly in the coffin for the second coming of Christ, then that individual may in fact find herself in such a coffin waiting. Those who die suddenly or violently may have a more difficult time and may not even be aware that they are dead. They may actually spend a long time hanging around people and places they were used to, and may not even enter the near Earth realms. Those who commit suicide as a desperate act may be so caught up in intensely disturbing emotions that they may carry those emotions into the near Earth realms and re-create the experience there, getting stuck in suffering and misery in a kind of self made hell. (A good example of this on the silver screen is “What Dreams May Come.”) Those who are absolutely convinced that there is nothing after death may find themselves in a kind of nothingness. After a time, they will probably become aware that they are in nothingness, which means they are somewhere, and then they will awaken to the possibilities of the near Earth realms.

Q: What is beyond the near Earth realms, how many folks make it there, and how does one get there?
A: There is another door which leads to the Crystalline Realms, and then another door leading to the Bridge of Flowers which goes to the higher angelic realms. St. Germaine says that about 20% of folks make it there. There are a number of ways to get there, and there are many angelic beings ready to assist anyone who is interested in moving on. However, most of us have spent so many lifetimes on Earth that we have gotten a bit stuck in biology, and we are having a difficult time going to our “true home” in the higher angelic realms. There is no judgment about this, and no timetable we must follow. We are all very powerful angelic beings and have total freedom to express ourselves in whatever way we wish to do so. Buddhist monks will dedicate their entire lives to practicing how to move through the near Earth realms (they call them bardos) and move beyond. When they talk about their spiritual practice, it is ultimately “practice for dying.” The good news is that it is actually much easier to work through all our unresolved issues, fears, angers, resentments, etc. while still alive than it is after we die. It is also my sense that this work is easier now than it has ever been. This is because more and more people have done and are doing this work and evolving into humans with a higher vibration. The reality of these forerunners somehow makes it easier for the rest of us to follow.

Q: What is a Dreamwalker?
A: A Dreamwalker is a human being who contracts with a dying person to be a guide for them through the other realms after death.

Q: How can such a thing be?
A: The Dreamwalker, if possible, spends time with the dying person prior to death, connecting their energies. After the person’s death, the Dreamwalker Guide stays linked to that person’s spirit. The Dreamwalker Guide will stay with the person as he or she gets used to being dead, goes through the experience of the light and the life review, goes to his or her funeral, etc. Then the Dreamwalker Guide will lead the way on a special path through the other realms. The Dreamwalker Guide knows the path to the Crystalline Realm and through that beautiful realm to the Bridge of Flowers. The Dreamwalker Guide is not there to advise or instruct the client, or to in any way try to persuade the client to follow a particular path. The client is recognized and honored as the powerful angelic being she or he is, and the absolute freedom that such a being has. The client can travel and experiment in many ways through the near Earth realms. The Dreamwalker Guide simply stays connected to the client and stands on the path, moving forward with the client as she or he desires. The dreamwalk goes on twenty four hours a day, but the Dreamwalker Guide still ahs to tend to his or her life and other responsibilities. Consequently the Dreamwalker Guide commits to spending an hour a day in intense connection with the client. At other times, much may actually go on outside the Dreamwalker Guide’s conscious awareness, but when the hour intense time comes around again, the Guide’s consciousness will catch up to what is going on.

Q: What happens if the client decides to stay and play in the near Earth realms and doesn’t want to go on to the other realms?
A: Of course the client is free to so choose, and the Dreamwalker Guide would simply end the dreamwalk once he or she was certain that this was the case. Typically the Dreamwalker Guide will go two or three additional days after feeling the dis-connection prior to terminating the dreamwalk, just to be sure.

Q: What about different religious and spiritual beliefs? Does one have to believe in reincarnation for example in order to contract with a Dreamwalker Guide prior to death?
A: There is no requirement to believe in reincarnation, or Jesus, or God, or Buddha, or Allah, or even an afterlife. Of course one’s beliefs have an impact on what one experiences after death, but the Dreamwalker Guide has no judgment or agenda in regard to religion or spiritual beliefs or practices. He or she is simply there as a guide to stay connected to the client and to show them the path to the higher realms if they are interested in traveling such a road.

Q: How can I learn more about Dreamwalking?
A: There is a special Dreamwalking school which is part of the Crimson Circle group. They sponsor another website more specifically about Dreamwalking at

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

What Happens After We Die? -- Part One

[I have been strongly influenced by information presented by Geoffrey Hoppe as channeled by St. Germaine and Tobias. See crimson circle.]

Well stuff actually starts happening before we die. There is a point when we go through a door. This marks the beginning of the letting go of our spirit from our body. Those who have spent time with the dying know what I am talking about. The body ceases to function the way it is supposed to, partly because the spirit has already taken the first steps of letting go. The spirit then spends some time here in this realm and a lot of time in the non-physical near earth realms. She visits places she used to go to in dreams. He travels into time warps to re-visit past events that remain important. She comes back to re-connect with family and friends, but it isn't the same. It is either more intense or much less intense. There is a beginning of a sort of un-involvement in things that used to hold much interest. He has one foot in this reality and another in a multitude of realities and realms. Then slowly the foot still in this reality slips away. And there is an abrupt ending of it. The spirit is free of the body. The second door has been opened and the person walks through it.

This is an eventful experience. The person may in fact experience a bright light and perhaps a tunnel. There is a sense of relief as the weight of the body and all the pain and tediousness falls away. The spirit flies high and easily. She can see all the angels and guides and other beings who had been walking with her throughout life. Some may be images of loved ones she had hoped to meet again. There is a very pleasant moment of recognition and a sense of lightness and freedom. There is a life review as he remembers many details of his life and sees them from very new perspective. He may think he is in heaven and look around to meet his God.

This experience ends as she realizes she is actually rather alone. There is no judgment, but neither is there any "scooping up." God does not seem to be around, and all her guides and angels may or may not be there. He tries to ask many questions but the answers do not come, or he cannot quite comprehend them.

She starts to think about those she left behind, and finds herself near them, wherever they may be. There may be confusion and fear creeping in at this time. He cannot exactly read the thoughts of those he loves, but he can sense what they are feeling and thinking. She gets angry or worried. He gets confused at what he perceives, as he discovers what people really think about him.

Funeral time! She wanders around and is surprised by those who came and those who didn't. He listens intently to the eulogy and tries to correct the minister. Of course no one notices him and he starts to feel very odd. Some unresolved feelings rush in and she becomes frightened. He tries to get away and finds that it is easy to go somewhere else. She discovers that she can do things she never thought possible, fly here and there, create images kind of like dreaming, but much more vivid. He starts to get a glimmer of other beings around and becomes even more confused.

The dead person reaches a critical point. Having just started to get used to being alone, she discovers that perhaps she isn't alone. She is then drawn somewhere based on intense feelings of fear or anger or confusion.

He enters the near-Earth realms fully, separating himself from Earth and all those left behind. Now she is vulnerable. Literally anything can happen.

Forget the idea that things will just be fine after we die. THE ONLY THING WE LEAVE BEHIND IS OUR BODY. Everything else we take with us. This includes all or fears and insecurities, all our unresolved issues and grudges, as well as all our joys and memories, all our sorrows and pains (with the exception of physical pains). Each of these intense emotions are broadcast throughout all the near Earth realms, and those other discarnate beings who reside there will be drawn to whatever emotions they are stuck with. And the harassment will begin. She will be given offers of sex, wealth, beauty, food, power. He will discover that he can create stuff by thinking it, and it will be as real as life itself was real.

There will be beings who try to help, and he may be able to see some of them, but his intense emotions will make them difficult to see, and may make them appear indistinct and a bit unreal. On the other hand, the discarnate beings who have intense emotions similar to his will appear as vivid and clear.

There are bands of fundamentalist Christians who will tell her that they know the way to heaven and she only needs to join their group and very soon they will find paradise and their beloved Jesus. He may come across folks with big houses or acres of land. Whatever she is thinking and feeling will manifest itself around her. He may explore avenues that he wanted to experience in life but was too afraid to venture into. Alternatively, she might find loneliness and sorrow. He could find himself in a big hole and no way to dig out of it. Anything and everything is possible. There is nothing we can dream or imagine that is not manifest somewhere in these near-Earth realms.

The intensity may become so huge that she frantically looks for an opportunity to return to Earth. He may almost immediately be drawn into a new incarnation.

She may find something interesting to hold her interest, and explore this aspect of herself. He may find one or two helpers who he can see clearly enough to be drawn to. As he gets closer to their vibration, he will see them even more clearly, and he may decide to learn something new from the teacher. She may find a loved one who will explain some of how things operate in this place. He may decide to relax and explore his own feelings and issues.

Or they may get lost in some corner or some spiral of intensity or ritual.