First Sweat Lodge Experience

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I recently had the opportunity to participate in a sweat lodge, which is a form of prayer held by the Native American Church.
This was my first time ever going to a sweat lodge, so I was really excited, and wasn’t sure what to expect.

Upon arriving at the location, I was welcomed very lovingly by several of the church members. I was shown the area where the sweat would be taking place, which is located in the yard behind their house.

The lodge itself was made very simply. Tree branches were used to build the frame, and the entire structure was covered with blankets.
It’s sort of like a teepee, but instead of a pointy top, it has a round dome shape, which perhaps helps to circulate the heat.
In the center is a pit about a foot or two deep, which is where they put hot rocks in order to generate heat.

Here’s how it works – when the sweat lodge begins, everyone makes their way inside, and then several hot rocks are added to the center. These rocks are glowing red, because they’ve been sitting in a fire pit for several hours.
After closing the door, and covering all air holes with blankets, water is then added to the rocks, causing steam to rise, which raises the temperature inside the lodge.
The sweat lodge is considered a prayer meeting, so during this time several songs are sung, and we focus very deeply on prayer.
They also say that the rocks carry our prayers to heaven. This reminded me that I use quartz crystals in a similar manner because of the energy they carry. They can be used as a powerful tool for interacting with other dimensions, and adding fire to the mix causes it to become even more intense.

After each hot rock was added, they also sprinkled a pinch of Cedar on top, which instantly burst into flames due to the intense heat. This filled the entire lodge with a beautiful fragrance.

One aspect of this experience that I really loved, is how each item being used is honored in reverence before God. The entire experience was very spiritually focused, and before every action there was a pause, where we take a moment to give thanks.
Gratitude has been a major theme I’m seeing lately in my own journey, and I’m learning how powerful it can be to stop and say, “thank you”, for everything I’m experiencing.

The sweat lodge was done in four rounds.
The first two rounds lasted roughly 20-30 minutes each. They were tough at first, but once I got used to it I was able to manage.
The third and fourth though, were SUPER intense! They added WAY more water to the rocks this time, and it got so hot we needed to finish much more quickly.
The last two rounds only lasted about 5-10 minutes each, and it was so intense I was DRENCHED in sweat by the very end.

During the very beginning of round one, I wasn’t sure what to expect.
I’d been to a sauna before, but this turned out to be much more intense.
Within the first few minutes I became so hot and uncomfortable, thoughts of quitting were already entering my mind. I knew I didn’t want to give up that easily though, so I decided to stick it out until I absolutely couldn’t take it anymore.
The longer I stayed in, the hotter it got, and all I could think about was how uncomfortable my body was feeling.

The facilitators let us know that we’re welcome to go outside to get some air at any time, especially since overheating is a real issue if you pass out or try to stay longer than your body can safely handle.
It’s also important to keep in mind though, that this is a sweat lodge, so it’s expected that you’re going to be hot and uncomfortable throughout this process. Whenever this happens and you feel the desire to quit, it helps to focus on your loved ones, as well as praying to God, your spirit guides, or guardian angels.

During my time in the lodge, I did just that.
I had a very spiritual experience, and my guides were leading me through the entire process.
I was led to focus on my higher self.

In my mind, going up higher and higher, one dimension at a time, I was led to tune-in to particular states of higher consciousness during each of the succeeding rounds.
This is something I’d already learned to do in my own spiritual practice, but most people will at least do some form of prayer while they’re in the sweat lodge.

Doing this helped a LOT, as well as focusing on my breathing, and generally just being aware of how my body feels. Even when it didn’t feel good because I was REALLY uncomfortable, I was led to focus my attention on whichever part of my body was feeling the discomfort, and breathe INTO it.
It doesn’t help if I try to negate the uncomfortable feeling, or ignore/run from it. The way to find wholeness is to breathe into it. Be completely present with what you’re experiencing, and give yourself permission to be where you are.

Round 1 and 2 took a little getting used to, but once I was acclimated it felt pretty easy.
Round 3 and 4 though were on an entirely different level!

It was so intense I could hardly breathe. The air itself was painful, and I wanted to get away from it. I actually had to open my mouth and pant like a dog because of how intensely hot it was. I was sweating profusely, but the best I could do was just focus on being present.
I naturally have a tendency to tense everything up, and scrunch up my face when I’m in pain, but during this process I was led intuitively to relax every muscle in my body.
Starting with my face, then releasing my hands, and eventually my entire body, I made sure every single part of me was completely relaxed.
Doing so, I found peace. It didn’t matter how insanely hot the air around me was, internally I was completely calm, and I went into a deeply relaxed meditative state.

Throughout this journey, it felt like the discomfort of the heat was a spiritual dying process, and we were being reborn with new life. That’s actually what they say the sweat lodge represents, it’s the womb of the Earth, and the entire ceremony is a rebirthing process.

In between each round, they pull up some of the blankets to let some fresh air in, giving us a chance to cool down.
After the final round was complete, I eagerly anticipated taking a breath of fresh air, and once I’d done so, it was without a doubt the most perfect breath I’d taken in my entire life.
I was so happy just to breathe again, I couldn’t even express how thankful I was!

After making our way out of the sweat lodge and getting reacquainted with the cool air, my experience seemed to become even more intense.
I immediately started feeling dizzy, and it seemed like I was about to go unconscious. My vision started blurring, and in my ears I could hear a ringing sound.
For some reason though, I never felt like passing out while I was actually inside the sweat lodge. It wasn’t until after stepping outside that I became light headed all of a sudden.
This may have been because I was sitting down the whole time, so standing up suddenly may have caused a shift in blood pressure.

I took a moment to kneel on the ground until I got my bearings straight.
While this was happening, everything got really intense all of a sudden. My vision faded and all I could see was a ring of light. I was fine after a moment, but I waited until I was feeling better to get up again.

Afterward, we took some time to rest and soak in the experience.
There was food prepared, so we went into the house and had a feast.

All in all, it was an amazing experience.
I’m sure the way I explained everything may have sounded a bit off to anyone who’s more familiar with Native American Culture, because I didn’t know what everything was called or how to describe it properly. I had never done anything like this before though, so I’m happy to explain it the best I know how.
I’m still learning, so I’m eager to experience more, and I look forward to going to my next sweat lodge again very soon.

Thank you to everyone who facilitated this, I look forward to seeing you again.

February 17, 2017

At this time, the energy resonating with the people of the Earth is “empowerment”.
This is the desire several people are feeling most strongly, and this comes into fruition the more we focus on it.

One way to feel this empowerment is to drink of the Earth.
I see an image of a person drinking water from the Earth’s creeks and rivers.
This is a nourishing food that you can’t find anywhere else.
It fills every cell of your body with living energy, and makes you alive from the inside out.

Breathe deep of the air. It purifies you.

The energy I see so many people grasping for, is “hope”.
We’re looking for something to put our hope in, that will cause us to be at ease and confident about the future.

What I’m hearing from Gaia is, Hope comes from within, as a seed deep in your belly, which brings peace to the Heart.
Hope will literally lower your heart rate.
Spend a moment each day connecting with the Earth, and her calm relaxing heartbeat will soon become your own.

Peace =)

City-spheres of the Pleiades

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Zooming through space, I honed in on the Pleiades constellation, and flew there at the speed of thought.

My intuition led me to go someplace I’d never been, so I decided to pass by the planets I’ve visited previously.
I flew toward a star on the outskirts of the constellation, which looked tiny in comparison to the others.

This star contained two small planets.
Tuning-in to their energy, one felt very dense and heavy, while the other felt much lighter.
My intuition led me to go to the lighter one.

As I made my approach, I could see that the aura surrounding the planet had an iridescent hue. It looked silvery-white at first, but then changed to pink, and continued changing colors as I got closer and closer.

I flew through the atmosphere and landed on the surface.
The first thing I wanted to do is ground myself with the planets energy. I did so by visualizing roots coming from the soles of my feet, going deep into the ground, and another set of roots coming up from the ground, filling my entire body.
I started breathing in rhythm with the planet, allowing our energy to flow back and forth, when all of a sudden it was as if my entire body melted into the planet itself, and we now became one unified being.
When I was ready, I came to, and started exploring the surface.

As I began surveying the landscape, I noticed that the cities of this planet are contained within energetic spheres.
I approached one, and it seemed as if I needed to dive into the surface of the sphere, which acts as a portal for the city inside.

It’s sort of like hollow Earth. There’s an entire civilization contained on the inside surface of the sphere.
The Pleiadians here design their cities like this because it takes up less space than having one flat city spread across the landscape. It’s more efficient to have each city “rolled up” within the interior of a sphere.

All across the land I saw these city-spheres everywhere, and they actually move about like portable vehicles.

I dove into the surface of the nearest city-sphere, and was instantly transported to the city inside. It was like traveling through a vortex of energy.

The first thing I noticed was the high vibrational intensity of the energy within the city. From the moment I arrived, all I could see was blinding white light until my senses adjusted enough to make out the surroundings.

It appeared that everything in the city was directing its energy toward a single point at the very center.
This point acts as a central Sun, and every city here has their own.
All the living beings, including plants, give their energy to this center point, and in return this central Sun feeds them with energy in order to sustain life.
This shows the value of community and symbiotic living.

I decided to join them, and directed my energy into this central Sun. I was immediately filled with this brilliant energy, and I could feel the connection between all beings around me.

Exploring this city, I came to find a pyramid, which was round like a dome, and small enough to be someones personal home.
There were steps along the outside, so I decided to climb to the top and have a look around.
At the very apex there was a beam of light shooting out, and I could sense that the energy was really intense.
I decided to stick my face into the light, and immediately it was like being blasted with a firehose that removes any impurities from its path.
My entire head was glowing, and it seemed like I just received an energetic bath.

Climbing down the steps, I made my way inside this pyramid.
There was a spiral of energy moving along the inside, and I came to find four people doing a sort of meditation. They invited me in, and I joined them in what seemed like a prayer.
They were chanting something like “OM”, but I wasn’t able to recognize what they were actually saying. It just felt like some sort of healing prayer, and they were sending this energy out to the rest of the planet.
I stayed with them for a moment, and when I was ready to leave they gave me a beverage which helped synchronize the hemispheres of my brain.

After leaving, I decided to go explore a different city-sphere.
Looking at the spheres moving across the landscape, I felt drawn to go to the big one, which is like their main city. This one is actually stationary and does not move across the land. I noticed though, that it has a spiraling energy, and the entire sphere rotates within its own axis.

This one looked a bit different than the others too. The entire city-sphere seemed to be hoisted up on a cathedral-like stadium. There was a beautiful road leading to the entrance, and I could tell this place looked important, like they probably have some kind of grand ceremonies taking place here.

Going inside the cathedral-stadium, someone ran up to me and seemed really excited to see me. They knew who I was immediately, and kept saying that they’re so happy to see me again.
I didn’t consciously remember who they were, but I assumed we may have shared a past life together, or we’ve both been here before.
This person looked sort of like a small elephant, but ran around on two legs, and had energy like a playful child.
She asked if I was going into the vortex (this big city-sphere), and when I said yes, she just told me to have fun.
I got a sense that it must be really intense, and it’s almost like getting on a roller coaster that’s more powerful than you expected.

This entire building looked much more complex than the other city-spheres. With the others, you simply dive in and come out however you please. This one actually had seating around the outside, as if people are looking into it like watching a movie.
There were also people directing anyone who wants to go inside.

I made my way in, and I could immediately feel that this city-sphere had a lot more energy than the previous one. I saw myself going through a vortex, like a wormhole, and when I came out on the other side I appeared inside the city. It was SUPER intense! It was like I went to a totally different place.

Once inside, I started looking around and exploring the city. I immediately noticed that the layout of the city looked like a giant eagle. There were also certain buildings shaped like geometric figures, and I could sense a lot of intense energy radiating from them.

I decided to go to the “heart” building, which is at the center of the eagle layout. I felt immediately though, that as I entered this building, I wasn’t actually able to see what was inside. The energy was so intense, my consciousness instantly separated from my body.
Even though astral travel is already an out-of-body experience, if I go someplace where the energy is too intense for me to handle, my consciousness will actually separate from my light-body. My light-body was still able to move around and go inside the building, but my consciousness, which is like my point-of-view or my “eyes”, just floated far above my actual light-body.

When I stepped into the building, I was not able to see what was actually going on, but it felt like I immediately went into a cleansing process, and there was a lot of high vibrational energy flowing through my body.

Moving on, I went to one of the buildings at the “head” area of the eagle layout. This was actually someones home.
Stepping inside, I found a mirror, and looked directly into it. I thought it was interesting to see my entourage of spirit guides standing around me. They’re always there, even when I’m not specifically focused on them.

I was about to leave, but my guides pointed me toward something on the other side of the room. Hanging from the ceiling, I saw what looked like a quartz crystal, pointed downward. I stood underneath it, and something powerful happened.
I actually don’t remember what actually happened. Apparently it was too high frequency for my human brain to retain.
What I do remember though, is that I felt like I was being sucked into the crystal, and started traveling through a wormhole into another dimension. The next thing I knew I felt like I was about to be sent back to my physical body. I decided against it though, because I wanted to continue my exploration.

Because I did this, going “back”, when the crystal was trying to send me someplace, the energy was disrupted to such a degree that it caused the entire crystal to shatter.
It broke into a million pieces, but I was told not to worry about it because it will fix itself.

I made my way out, and decided to take this route because I wanted to backtrack, and specifically look at the path I took to get here. This makes it easier to remember what I experience when out-of-body, because I feel like I’m mapping out each place that I’ve been to.
I continued backtracking my way out of the city-sphere, and made my way back to my physical body on planet Earth.
Upon returning, I noticed a grey ET with an elongated skull overlooking my body. It was taking notes on me, like some kind of scientific researcher collecting data.

Planets inside Neptune

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I took a moment to look at each of my spirit guides.
I felt intuitively that I needed to put some distance between myself and my physical body, because being too close makes it harder to astral travel.
I went just off planet, into Earth’s orbit.

When I focused on one of my guides, he gave me a hug and a kiss on the cheek, saying its an energy exchange.
Another guide showed me a dance when I focused on her energy.

One particular guide, lead me to planet Neptune. We made our way there, and after diving in through the surface, we shifted dimensions and saw that the planet has a hollow interior like inner Earth.
Inside, I saw that there are a few smaller planets. I had to shift dimensions in order to reach them because they each reside at a different frequency, sort of like different channels on the radio.

I was lead to go to the largest planet at the center first.
When I landed, the planet appeared to be light blue in color, and there was actually an Octopus-looking creature under the surface of this planet. This planet I was on looked sort of like a glass sphere, with an Octopus swimming around on the inside.

Walking around on the surface of this planet, there weren’t any houses or normal structures like other planets. What I saw though, were these beams of energy shooting out of the ground. They looked like tall blades of grass, about 10ft tall.
My guide uprooted one of these energy blades, and put it in my body through my root chakra.
This energy blade is actually a living creature, and started moving around like a worm inside my body.
My guide told me it would clean out any stagnant energy within me.
I saw it go to my left leg first, and starting at the foot it just moved around, working its way through my entire body.

We continued on to one of the other planets inside Neptune, which is a little smaller than the one we were just on.
To get there, we needed to shift our frequency just slightly.

Here, I forgot exactly what happened, but I do remember that this planet also had a creature inside, similar to the Octopus in the other planet.
We somehow came to a portal, which resembled a flaming vortex.
Stepping into it, we came out to someplace completely foreign to me.
I was then given some fruit, which resembled grapes or berries, and was told that they would help unlock a portion of my consciousness.
Particularly, they help me come in tune with my “dark” side. It helps me release resistance to any of the “unpleasant” aspects of myself that I’ve been trying to avoid.
It’s basically an edible form of shadow work, or subconscious emotional processing.

Orion Planet 3 in Alnitak A binary System

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Today I astral traveled to the Orion constellation.

I started by going out of body, and one of my spirit guides led me to planet Saturn.
She had me fly around the rings of Saturn, and told me to pay attention to the direction they’re spinning. They were moving clockwise, and as I flew in the opposite direction, I was actually causing the rocks and debris to change direction.

My guide wanted to show me that even my astral body has gravity, and it has a greater degree of gravity if I’m powered up from meditation.

I was then led to power down, and let go of the gravity, so these rocks and any other objects would not be affected by my energy.

I started flying through the solar system, and made my way toward Orion’s belt.
I focused on the star I wanted to go to, because I had done some reading about it earlier online. I wanted to go to the left most star (from Earth’s vantage point), which is actually 3 stars, two of which are binary, and the other is locked in a much broader orbit.

I was led intuitively to pass by the binary stars for now, and go to the 3rd because this one is less intense.

I saw that the binary stars had 3 planets orbiting, and the 3rd planet is actually in a weird loop where first it orbits the binary star, but whenever the 3rd star gets close enough, the planet gets caught in its gravity. This makes it so that this planet isn’t locked to any one particular star, but continually moves between the two in a figure 8 pattern, depending on which one’s gravity its locked onto at the moment.

I was led to go to this planet.

I asked for a visual so I could see what it looks like better, and it appeared to be bluish green. It also appears quiet large, like the size of Neptune.

As I made my descent toward the surface, I asked where I should go. I immediately saw an area highlighted in the distance, so I went there.

I was led to an icy mountain peak, where I saw an ET being. He looks similar to Jarjar from Star Wars with a face that drooped down like a camel.
On both sides of the back of his head were two long antennae like things.

My intuition told me to disguise myself so he couldn’t see me.
I put an energy barrier around myself so I’d be invisible. It seemed like he sensed that there was someone nearby at first, but then lost track of me.

I lingered nearby and watched for a moment, and he appeared to be doing some kind of meditation. My guide told me that he’s a “keeper” of the planet, which is like a guardian basically.
It seems that he keeps track of neighboring worlds, and does energy work to keep things in balance. He was doing something energetically, like prayer, as he focused on the nearby planets, and tuning in to the events taking place there.
I even had a sense that planet Earth is within his scope, and he’s well aware of the events we’re going through at this time.
As he moves about his prayer/energy work, I watched as he stepped from one area of the mountain to another, focusing on different nearby stars and planets.

Pleiades 3-2

Today during astral travel I decided to go to the Pleiades Constellation.

I was led intuitively to go to the “3rd star”, because there are several, and I sometimes lose track of which ones I’ve visited before.
This particular star appears to have three planets, but I skipped the first one and decided to go to the second instead.

The first planet I came across was orbiting in a weird formation, and it looked like it was stuck between two different stars. It was giving off a weird energy, which felt very confusing.
The second planet seemed to be rotating pretty quickly, and with a lot of forward moving energy, so I decided to go there.

As I came into the planets atmosphere, I got a sense of a bluish green color, which is great for manifestation and creative energy.
I landed in a grassy field, and there was a unicorn waiting for me. I rode on its back, and it immediately brought me up to a portal so I could experience the planet from the 5th dimension.

I started looking around, and decided to check out the nearby body of water.
Under the surface, I swam around and came to an odd looking structure on the sea floor. I found a small window on the front, and inside there was a woman motioning me to come inside.
Exploring the structure a little further, it looked similar to an old submarine, or some kind of submersible vehicle with thick metal walls.

I came to what appeared to be a door, but I was able to pass through it as if it were made entirely of light.
The moment I stepped inside, my consciousness just went through the roof! The vibes in here were so high frequency I could barely stay inside my body. Even though I was already out-of-body, and using my light-body to explore, if the energy is too high when I go someplace, my consciousness will immediately be thrust out, and I’ll have to ground myself in order to get my bearings straight. This happened REALLY powerfully when I went to Mt Shasta in California during an OBE.

I decided to ground my energy by focusing on my connection with the planet. I visualized roots coming out of my feet, going into the core of the planet itself. I also visualized the planets own roots coming into my body, and we then did an energy exchange by simply breathing in a synchronized motion. I breathed in the planets energy, and I allowed the planet to breathe in my energy. This helped my energy settle down, so my consciousness was no longer flying upward.

The woman I met nearby told me that this structure is a research station. She then led me down the hall, which opened up into an underwater garden. It reminded me of Sandy’s treedome on the TV show “Spongebob”. It was an entire dome structure with an atmosphere and its own ecosystem.
As soon as I stepped into the dome area, I felt my vibration go through the roof again, and my consciousness immediately shot out of my body. The energy is SO high in here it’s ridiculous!
I took a moment to ground myself again, and settled back into my body.

I started exploring the area, and noticed an amazingly beautiful tree at the center. It appeared as if the tree itself was made of glowing energy, and didn’t seem to be a solid object.
I was told by the woman that it’s a miniature Tree of Life, which she obtained seeds from on another planet.
I ate one of the fruit, and it caused my consciousness to expand outward. It looked like I became two of myself, and I immediately became more self-aware.
This fruit was so powerful I only ate one bite and I was done.

Next, I started exploring a bit and noticed there are different creatures here from all over the galaxy. This research area is sort of an ecosystem designed to see how different species will interact with one another.
I came to one area where different species of humans exist. There was one woman I met who said she’s a demonic, malevolent being, and she’ll take advantage of people any opportunity she gets. She was here learning to experience “love”, because it’s not something her species is used to.

I was then shown another species of human who are actually as tiny as ants. I shrunk down to their size and started talking among them.
It looked like they were doing some deep breathing techniques, and when I asked about it they said they’re converting CO2 in Oxygen. It was weird though because it looked like they were breathing water, like there were actually water droplets coming out of them every time they exhale.

I then went into one of their living spaces, which is tunneled underground.
Inside, they showed me that their home is actually a space ship. It was very unique looking, like a mix between a flying saucer and a Jellyfish. The ship itself is actually a living creature.
It touched me with one of its tentacles, and immediately I was transported back to my physical body.

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Be Who You Are

Never forget, there’s nothing wrong with you.
You’re not separate from Source.
 
There’s nothing wrong with being “out of alignment”.
Even being “out of alignment” is just part of our experience as a human being.
Even in this state though, we continually are a part of Source consciousness.
 
You haven’t gone off course.
 
The old paradigm was all about expansion and growth.
The idea was that there’s something wrong with being human, and we need to transcend the ego and reach a more enlightened state in order to become whole.
You see this in religions that condemn the human nature, or un-consciousness, in favor of a more divine nature.
 
This is where many people learned to become healers, light workers, star seeds, etc, in order to transform the planet into something “better” than it already is.
 
What if, though, there’s nothing wrong here?
What if you actually didn’t “mess up”, and there’s nothing in your life that needs fixing?
 
Perhaps the experiences we have, which seem to be disharmonious, or “out of alignment” from our Higher Truth, are actually just part of our human experience.
It’s not something we need to get rid of. It’s just an experience that we’re moving through.
It’s beautiful in its own light, and ultimately still a part of the whole.
You are divine, right where you are, even in the middle of your mess.
 
As we transition from the old paradigm into the new, what I’m seeing here is the concept of “healers” being replaced by people who “hold space”.
It’s not that we’re holding space in order to heal, but rather we’re holding space in order to BE.
 
I don’t need to change who I am, I need to BE who I am.
Life is only painful when you resist it. The moment you release resistance, and allow yourself to be fully present in the experience, the pain will dissolve, and all you’re left with is conscious awareness.
I can be aware of what I’m experiencing, without identifying with the pain of it.
 
This is where you find freedom, bliss, peace and love, but it isn’t found by running FROM something, in favor of something else.
It’s only found by being present with what you’re ALREADY experiencing.
 
Be present, and you will find perfection in who you already are.
There’s nothing wrong with you.
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Picture is “Universal Mind Lattice” by Alex Grey