August 28, 2009
Venture Fourth Fall Intensive

Friday Afternoon with Heather

(This tape not yet corrected by Heather)

Keywords: quantum physics of energy healing, power animal guides, shamanic journeying, guidance, transfiguration/energy session, Reiki, spirit canoe journey, Siberian drum healing

Heather: So how was that this morning? Deep, right? The actual meditation you can get from Medicine for the Earth, page 186. I change it a little bit as I go along depending. You can create your own, which I often do, but I like Sandy's words, they're really profound. You can also buy her CD on Sounds True, called Miracles for the Earth.

Our work working with transmutations of water was done with this using the principles of Medicine for the Earth to, as I talked about yesterday, using case studies actually polluting water with, I forget the name. I'll tell you afterwards. But it's a strong toxin–ammonium hydroxide, yes. It usually takes about 6 or 7 days to evaporate. So we had scientists on site polluting the water, bringing it from a pH of 7 to about 14. And after we would transfigure and send the energy to the water, seeing the water as divine and perfect. We would transfigure into our divinity, like we did today.

But we don't need to do that long journey because now you can actually either transfigure or merge with your spirit guide, asking them to drop their form, and merging with their light and asking them to merge you with your higher self, if you wish, or just merge with your higher self or your divinity. Because you've done that one journey. So you have it within you, like riding a bike.

So we're going to practice that this afternoon, merging with our spirit guides, with their light. We will work in pairs. So once you've transfigured, you'll sit up and just send energy to the person. You're not sending or pushing energy to the person and you're seeing them as holy, divine, and perfect. And from a quantum physics point of view, their cells will come up to match the vibration of the light, and remember their divine state of wellness.

So when I am working with clients now, my focus is always on their absolute wellness. I set the intention that they remember, their cells and tissues remember their divine code of wellness. There have been studies done, one particular one was by Fred Alan Wolfe, who wanted from a quantum physics perspective to show or prove how energetic healing takes place.

So he went to Peru and studied with a shaman. He writes in a book, something to do with eagles, I forget the full title of it, basically his conclusion is that when a practitioner, whether it be Reiki, healing touch, Qi Gong, or shamanism, is channeling the light or bringing the light and sending the light, the person's own divinity comes up to come into coherence with the divine code, on the principle that illness or imbalance is created because we come out of resonance with our divine code; we lose our divine coherence. And so by journeying, meditating, these modalities help us to regain that coherence with the light from which we're all created, and then our cells and tissue remember and light up.

I like that visualization when I'm working with people, and so I don't get caught up in what their illness is but rather their perfection. So when sending the light, I merge, because you become quite quick at it, going to that merged state. Merging with your teacher is easier sometimes, I think, because you've got an intermediary. So journey to your teacher, your guide, and ask them to drop their form and be in their divinity. So you have that expansive ever-perfect energy and you merge with that. And then just sending the energy; don't push it; not trying to make anything, just sending the energy like I'm sending you now, just seeing you, honoring your divinity and your perfection and holding that and the light coming through and out for the person. Does that make sense?

That's how we worked with the bodies of water as well. When we focused in the room on the water there'd also be a hidden bottle, the same pollution, hidden from us that we were not focusing on. So the one in the room would change, the hidden bottle wouldn't. Or we'd have a bottle out of the room which we would focus on, which would change because we were focusing on it and with the intention.

So, marrying in with the time when Sandy was doing this work was sort of when Emoto's work was coming out as well. When you have the lake, for example, you can just meditate on seeing it divine and perfect and well, and whatever toxins need to be transmuted will take place. So great work that she brought through. This whole book was brought through by the spirits for her, as was Soul Retrieval, other books she's written. And she's written a smaller version of this but if you would like a CD, it's nicer and easier because you can just play it, listen to it, take it piece by piece.

There are a lot of wonderful exercises in here, and the whole idea that we must be centered in union with our divinity, focused intention, love, creating that formula, and then we can transfigure into our divinity. Jesus transfigured, or shape-shifted into the light. He was able to very easily carry that light, the divinity, and so people would touch his robe and become healed because he carried so much light. He was able to do it in such a profound way. And Sai Baba carryied that light.

One of the things that shamans and shamanic communities use to carry the light – you could see it in their eyes, you could see a shining in their eyes. And it's important for us to do as meditation, you can get to it through meditation, just shifting your focus. Because you're such powerful meditators you can go to these places now without the use of the drum if you don't wish to, and go to your sacred space and take off from there. Call upon your guides to meet you or your animal spirit guides, and make that your jumping off space, and keep practicing. Because the spirits love playing with us, they love us doing things to help in any way, to help the planet and help bring joy into our lives.

I'm sure you all notice when you look at people who don't meditate, you all have a shine in your eyes. So it's about us carrying this light out into the world, going into supermarkets shopping and radiating the light out. Like the hub of a wheel in a great cart wheel and going out into that whole area, so it helps as well. So then supermarket shopping doesn't become a chore but we know we're in service to the light as well.

We're going to start with a power animal journey to connect with our spirit animal guides. You know, sometimes people go, "Oh, a power animal, right." Some people love it and some people have an issue with it. From a shamanic perspective, it's from our heritages, living in tribal community where animals were very much part of our everyday life. I grew up with that so animals were my closest friends. When I was upset with my mother I'd jump on my horse and tell my horse all about it.

One time I remember my horse stopped and I sort of fell around his neck, because I was so into my issue that I was too far away and my horse turned me around and brought me back. But there was a synchronicity with animals, and people who ride horses or breed dogs, you all understand that synchronicity that we have with the animals very close to us.

So for some the spirit guide is easy, for some it's not so easy, but you'll figure it out. As some of you found it easier to get a teacher, maybe you find both easier. It's a replacement of power as well. When we are losing spiritual power, symbolically we blow back in. We journey for an animal spirit guide and blow back in that power for the person. The shaman journeys and he has 4 different times that he sees the same animal spirit guide who communicates to him or her why they're coming back to help that person, what power they're bringing that person.

So I don't get too caught up with animal-speak, or these books, "What does butterfly mean?", I ask butterfly, "What are you bringing me? What are you bringing to this person? What qualities shall I tell them that you're bringing to them?" because it's always unique for every person.

Sandy Ingerman herself was in great pain and she could not get healed, about 20 years ago when she was studying shamanism. She eventually just journeyed to her animal spirit guide who brought through power for her, connected her to a different spirit guide. She prayed for a dream and after about 3 weeks the dream came to her and an animal spirit guide came to her in a dream and took away her pain in the dream, dismembered, took away where the pain was, as we have been practicing. She never had pain again.

Think of it as spiritual power that's coming to you in the form of an animal spirit guide. Again, I don't see Ed the Talking Horse but I receive the information, I'm sure similar to Aaron downloading the information to Barbara. Some people see, some people hear the information. Or sometimes it sort of comes across like tickertape on the screen, all different ways that you can receive, if again you want to ask the animal spirit guide to fine-tune so you can have that information. Don't think of them as being speechless, they have great information to impart to us. It's the way that you receive it that you'll practice, okay?

One other thing. Usually in journeys we get symbols, you know, it's metaphors. If I'm doing a soul retrieval for somebody and I don't understand the metaphor, I'll say, "Not getting this, can you give me another one?" And immediately there's another metaphor that comes. "Oh, do you mean this?" Yes. And then I can check on that. I often check by doing a finger yes or a no, or I can just have that feeling.

A great film to watch again, if you haven't already watched it, it's a great film to watch, it's about 10 years old, Il Postino, The Postman, a great film about the Chilean poet, Pablo Naruda. A great film. It's beautiful about Italy, and Pablo Naruda is all metaphorical poetry so it's all about metaforo. He keeps talking about this. It gives you great ideas about the importance of metaphor.

One time 80 of us journeyed to our spirit guides and asked them why do they communicate to us in metaphors? And the answer we all pretty much got back was the same, that it's the language of the soul. It's the language that the soul can read because it doesn't need words, you know, it's images and metaphors. So we can get that language very easily. A lot of times we'll get metaphors when we journey, and just asking, "Do you mean this or mean that?" Then you might get another metaphor.

Q: Can you just go back over the yes/no finger thing?

Heather: Yes, actually I'll give you another, do you know dowsing? I do use this finger, so this is my yes, "Is my name Heather?" so it's strong, right? "Is my name Tom?" it slips through. But you can use others. I've been using that for a long time, you can use this finger if you want or the little finger. There's less power in the little finger to override it. So this is my yes and this is my no, slipping through. I'm holding the thumb and the little finger. Do the little finger because you have less power to resist in the little finger. So this is the yes, is strong, and it slips through when it's not true.

Here's an example. If you all close your eyes...I want you to tell yourself the truth and see the body feeling. This is how I use it in journeying too... Closing your eyes and think about something you really, really love. Something you know is an absolute truth for you. It can be chocolate, dark chocolate. If you prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate, make it the one you love the most. It could be... I love yellow roses so I'm going to say to myself the truth, "I love yellow roses." You say your own truth, the thing that you love. Not a person because you don't want to, you know-- make it something in nature that you love. Just say to yourself that truth quietly and see how you feel, see that energy state expanding inside you...

So you all got that feeling, right? Just open your eyes to shift the energy for a second. Did you all feel that? You can sort of feel an expansiveness. A nice feeling, right? Exhilarating, because it's your truth. So this is your yes.

Now you're going to do the same thing, and I want you to use the same object, "I love," for example if I say, "I love yellow roses," I'm going to say, "I don't like yellow roses," which is not true, and see how it feels for me. And you see how it says for the issue you said was your truth. "I don't like..." And you can feel the contraction, can you feel that?

Okay, so let's eradicate that by saying, "No, no, delete, delete, I love yellow roses," so you can go back to the expansive state. Say whatever it is that you love.

So that's a good way of checking when you're journeying, "Is this true?" This would have been great for yesterday when you asked the person, "Is this the truth of this person?" You could tell, you actually felt it in the body sense, right? So that's another way of doing it. You can either use your little finger like that, yes/no, okay? Or you can use that feeling sense. Does that make sense?

Okay, so I'm going to guide you on a journey to your sacred space again. And we're going to ask in this moment, we're just going to take a moment to call in the spirits again and welcome them with your rattles for a few minutes.

(rattling begins, drumming begins with calling in the spirits, 10 minute journey not transcribed DS20105)

(sharing, symbolism of snake and bear)

Heather: Just a little aside on owls. The more shamanic we become in seeing the omens, omens come to us all the time. And in shamanic communities we learn to read the omens. So for example if you see turkey crossing your path, it's like, "Oh, that's a spiritual being, wonder what..." or hawk, I say, "What a great gift! Thank you for bringing me that vision."

In Brazil there used to be a field in front of the hotel and they were grazing cattle there. And then that was lotted off . I didn't have spare cash at the time but managed to get 3 of the lots. Somebody helped me with one and we managed to preserve it. My intention was to preserve those lots into a field. So I gave free grazing to a cart man so his horse could be in there at night. And that I wanted the owls to return. We're into the 5th year now; the owls breed in there. They came back and then they teach the young to fly onto the ground, and delight us all. We can even get quite close and they look at us, you know, that 360 vision.

baby owls - photo from Barbara

As we connect in that shamanic way with them, with our intentions, nature responds. It's healing for the groups that come, it's healing for me, it's delightful, and hopefully we're giving them safe place. I will never sell that land for building so it's nice and quiet and lots of land for fruit trees we planted, and provided water for them. So every year they come.


Q: I found myself getting a little hung up on how much these things come from the mind and how much they're actually coming from beyond the mind in the non-ordinary reality, it's so easy for the mind to imagine things...

Heather: It doesn't matter if it is or not, you're still having the experience, right? It doesn't matter to me, I don't get into an argument with the mind, I go, "Yes, I'm on a journey of the imagination. I'm enjoying this." Because imagery is healing anyway, so it doesn't really matter.

Barbara: Twenty or more years ago when I was first channeling Aaron, I said, "I think I'm making it up. I'm imagining it. How do I know it's real?" And a good friend who had been channeling for many years, Carla and the Ra Material we spoke of earlier, said, "Wait a few years until you've got thousands of pages of material–you could never make all of that up!"

Aaron has said, "Of all the animals that could come, why would your mind choose this one?" So even if it is just from the mind, or even if it is partly from the mind, there's something else that's happening there. For some reason, this animal is coming forth, or this guide. It's not just chance, it's not just egoic mind saying, "Now I'll do this."


Barbara: Within this tradition, what distinction is made between power animal and teacher? When I first began to journey just now, immediately the power animal with whom I've had almost a lifelong contact, appeared. I didn't expect it or not expect it, but that's what appeared, a powerful silver stag. So I felt my energy with it and gratitude toward it, and then it indicated I should look down.

When I looked down there was a small turtle. The question I had asked is simply, "How can I become a more clear medium?" The turtle, I can't say it said it in words so much that it simply communicated, that when its limbs were pulled in and it was in its shell it could not swim. But as soon as it came out of its shell, it could swim and move freely. And it had power and speed. Then it just swam away and the stag came back and said, "Be a turtle."

So it seemed to me that the stag is my power animal and the turtle is more a teacher. Correct?

Heather: Yes, the stag brought you, the turtle came to you as a metaphor to show you, and I would say that also turtle medicine for your back and shoulders, to give you strong back and shoulders, because you've been experiencing some pain in your back and shoulders, I believe. So that would be more as a medicine. It has a strong back shell, bringing you strength.

So later on when I do the power animal retrieval for somebody who would like help, that will be bringing back the medicine and the power of that. A power animal can be a butterfly because they are all-expansive, they are everything. So it doesn't have to be something large, you know; it can be small, it can be big. But I would say that the turtle was bringing you also the strength for your back, spiritual medicine. Swimming, and you can ask it to expand and hold on to its back and go through the healing waters. Ask him to take you to healing waters.

Barbara: So go back to the turtle, don't just think of him as a one-time teacher?

Heather: No, I'd go back and say to the stag, "Can you take me to..."...So, go to stag. I was asking for light to come through the drum for her shoulders as I was drumming behind her.

(sharing and Heather's comments)

Barbara: We'll talk more about this tomorrow but now after this intensive your home assignments are going to change a bit, your vipassana practice and the practice with the quality of the week, and also some time journeying or working with your guides. They're kept separate. You work with your guides and then you move into silence and are just there and present with whatever arises during choiceless awareness practice.

Then you might spend some time reflecting on that quality of the week. We're not trying to mix these all up into one lump, but on a daily basis, to be doing them all. Now some of you are going to say, "I don't have time." You'll work it out. We'll talk more about it.


Heather: (is working with P) So I'm going to be transfiguring, and the way I do this is I go to a spiritual guide, and I'll ask my guide to drop his form and allow me to merge with his divinity, his formless expansive divinity. And then from that merged state, for me that sort of takes me to merge with my own divinity, but I come up and I'm going to sit up and I'm going to be, not pushing energy into her, I'm just going to be holding this transfigured state, being transfigured or merged with the divinity of my guide.

I'm going to ask that my guide then is radiating or sending the light to P. I'm going to focus on seeing her divine, whole and perfect. And the energy will just be coming out of my hands, I'm not going to be moving them up and down, I'm just going to be sending it. This is divine intelligence that will be going wherever it needs to go. I don't need to push it, direct it, or anything else, I'm just holding the space, holding the merged space, transfigured into the light quality of my spiritual guide.

(removes watch and glasses) The metaphor that I'd like you to think of, P, is how about one of these, either a sponge–you know how a sponge is dry, you know the little sponges and you put them in and they just (poof! expand). So you're just going to soak up the light because the light is healing, the light is where you come from, and your light will just come up to meet the light.

You don't have to do anything, you can just imagine yourself as a sponge, or you can imagine a plant., You know when a plant is needing water and then you give it water and it just sits up. How's that? Either one.

Q: When you say you're inviting your guide is there a specific one or you're just going to say, "Whoever ..."

Heather: No, I'm going to a specific one and you'll be going to a specific one today, too, that you've been working with. You're not going to invite in one that you haven't worked with yet.

Q: So it's going to be one of the guides that we've (worked with), it could be the animal one, or the higher guide...

Heather: Yes.

P: My intention is just to...

Heather: ... to soak up the light. Not mine, The Light. Because I'm not sending my energy in, my energy is--each person has their unique code. So if I try and give my energy to her, first of all then I'll be losing my energy. Secondly, it's like putting an overcoat on her that's not the right size. It would be like putting, it's just dampening her, it's not helping her. My energy isn't going to help her. It's always never what we do, it's the light coming through and out our hands that's coming through. So it's the light of the spirit guide that I'm transfigured into, that I'm merged with. Does that make sense?

Never what we're doing. When you're doing Reiki you're never healing the person, the energy, Reiki is God's energy. Rei, God; ki, energy, in Japanese. So it's never us doing the work.

Q: So this is the same model that we'd be using, say, if you had a client come for a Reiki session.

Heather: Right. When I'm doing Reiki I go to that place and I will place hands on and do the Reiki because people come and they want to have hands on, and after awhile I'll push back and then I'm going to be sending you energy. You're just holding it, sending energy. We call it magnetic passes in Brazil, but it's divine light because it's coming from the spirit guide who is coming from a higher source and he's generating it down, but we're merging with his formless divinity. So he's not having to compress into form, he's able to be Light...

So I'm just going to drum for myself, here... (a couple minutes of drumming, then quiet during the session)

So I continue to focus on seeing you divine and perfect, and your light body just coming into alignment or coherence with your divinity.


P: You want me to tell you what I experienced? I had my eyes closed so I don't know what you were doing, but...

Heather: I went out for a walk, actually! (laughter)

P: ...The vibration of the drum is very powerful and seems to just expand vibration of <background noise> anyway. And when it stopped, there was sort of a lessening for a very short period of time, and then it seemed like, maybe because of the suggestion of the left side, I felt much more vibration in the hand, the left hand, and then it seemed to be streaming through a muscle that I've had pulled in the back and neck. And then that relaxed and then there was just a sense of the energy expanding more and more and kind of merging and feeling the energy in the floor and feeling the rain and energy of the rain, just sort of all melding and just going out. And then when you touched my hand, I thought I was supposed to come back into my body more to consciousness, so I just kind of let go of...

Heather: That's interesting about your neck because the image I got was, your neck was kind of on a rubber band pulled up, and then settled back into its place. It sort of shifted and then your body stretched out.

Thank you, thank you very much.

Afterwards, if Barbara is willing, I'd like to demonstrate a Siberian drum healing, on you. Bringing the light through the drum for your shoulders. (Barbara has spoken of shoulder pain caused by arthritis in the shoulders) Through the beat of the drum rather than through the hands.

Barbara (off mic): As you were drumming and working, an experience, which I often have when working with people, of, it's not spirit incorporating in my body but more just present as when I'm paraphrasing Aaron. And to hold my hands out as you were, and had feelings of spirit's energy moving through. The experience was different in that it was not... it was different than what you described. It's what I often experience, though, that as spirit is moving through me to offer support to another, I also feel their energy moving in me. I was experiencing healing...

Heather: ... as it came through.

Barbara: I think we're inviting the highest expression of wholeness of P's body down there. I was feeling as they moved through me that they were inviting the same highest expression of wholeness in me. Is that accurate?

Heather: Yes, perfect. Because you are transfiguring into your light, your highest expression of your being. The light is flowing through, if you will, so you are healing as that light comes through you.

Barbara: And as that makes it available to others. Aaron just said, no self or other! Just one healing light, one body.

Heather: And everything comes into coherence, everything comes up to match.

(informal break)


Heather: So the black goo is just showing you images that it's working. I never get freaked out by things like that because it's just showing you... otherwise I'd get bored, "Oh, nothing's happening here, what can I do now?" It's the universe just showing you images saying, "Keep focused there..."

Okay, Barbara, this is from Siberia...the idea being that I'm connecting to source, God's light, and asking the light to come through the drum. Sometimes it will be close, sometimes it will be far, as I'm guided. I will let the guidance take the drumbeat. Barbara's just going to receive, just opening up to receive the blessings. To come into coherence with her divinity and perfection. Aaron can help too; he's part of the Light!

(drumming followed by long silence)

Barbara(off mic): That turtle was back, a tortoise, not a turtle. I think it was from a past life. It had something lodged in its shell. Just here, where the shell comes up by the neck, so that it could not move the leg, cold move just one leg. The other leg, from doing all the work, was also very painful. And this side was so painful it could not move it at all. And I was able to remove, it was a rock, I was able to remove it for it and feel the release of it, and feel how I was still carrying that in my shoulders. Just to let go, to give him the blessing of release of that rock or cracked shell particle and to feel that shift in my own body, and the potential for that shift.

Now, I still have severe osteoarthritis in my shoulders, but I know that the perfect shoulders are there along with the osteoarthritis, and are capable of healing.

Heather: What I saw was, especially on this side, that as I drummed it was first like shards of, looked like shards of glass. But it was like gold-colored, hard, sharp energy. So to give me a feeling that it was hard and brittle energy. And as the drum was releasing into that it eventually just released, and then all this inflammation came out. Lots and lots of inflammation.

Barbara: It felt like the drumming, like I said I reached in and pulled out the rock, but it felt like the drum's energy was drawing this out.

Heather: It was like inflammation and stagnant energy, a pus-like quality, and then it just became like a beautiful flower, closing and closing and closing until it became smoothed over. And then I just kept focusing on the divinity coming back, of your shoulder, remembering its divine code of absolute perfection. So for a day or two it might be as if it's being manipulated, painful, too. Use some Casa water, too.

Barbara: When I swim every day it's less painful. This week I have not been swimming, so it's more painful.

Heather: Use a poultice today with Casa water, with a washcloth, leave it on for 20 minutes or so.

Barbara: I could feel just what you described. I could feel... the drum and my intention dislodged this. And this tortoise was so patient but in so much pain. And I had the sense he had been in pain a long time. I had the sense he had borne this pain for a long, long time. And there was just such a sense of gratitude and release. And I could feel myself as him, the whole thing just opening and releasing.

Heather: And that would feel like a stone, hard. Symbolically they're very similar, the metaphors. One was sharp, metal-like, hard, brittle, and then yours was a stone, hard, and really under the casing of the tortoise, would be rubbing, rubbing, creating inflammation. The metaphors are slightly different but they're actually the same story, because everybody has their own imagery.

Thank you.

Okay, so you guys are ready to work on each other, now. We don't need to do anything, the spirit guides do it all. We're merging with them and then their light comes through. How's that sound?

(group arranges themselves and prepares for healing session)

Heather: Take a deep breath. Feel yourself fully present. And just go over that meditation again. Just imagine yourself drawing in the light, coming down your branches, down through your crown, flowing down. Down your body, inside and outside, connecting to your light body. Feeling the light inside your core permeating out. Connecting. Washing through all your organ cells and tissues, feeling them lighting up.

Light running down through and out your feet, rooting down into the ground, so the light is coming down through your crown, connecting through the filament of light within you and permeating out. Expanding out. And coming out and flowing out into your field, expanding your field out, grounding you down into the earth. So lightning is to be grounded and you're calling in the light to ground down into the earth, to ground you, focus you. So it is with focus, union with our higher selves, the intention, the highest good in the divine right order, to merge (light drumming begins)...I'm going to take you in the journey to your spirit guide. If you feel drawn to go to your power animal, if you feel close enough already, ask your power animal or the spirit guide you've been working with if they will please drop their form and let you merge with their expansive divinity.

And then to bring the healing light through you, through your hands, for the person you're working with...

(drumming, partners switch, tape running during informal sharing and chatting)

(continue with spirit canoe)

Heather(off mic): Spirit canoe is from the Salish community, from out west. So what we're doing... you're going to be rowing (all using paddling motion as in a canoe), this is the community (something about the shaman) and this is the person who needs help, down the river of Source, if you will. You don't want to be rowing like this, because we're going to be putting our intention in it. So you're going to imagine you're rowing in water <lost to background noise>. And you'll build up a sweat doing this. <lost to background chatter> You're the drummer,... the drummer is at the back drumming us along. ... So you're rowing with intention, the idea is, the intention is, <lost to background noise> so that I can bring back <> spirit guides <> highest healing. So that when I rattle, the drummer who will change the beat of the drum... (not able to follow for several minutes, Heather is adjusting arrangement of people, can't hear her over chatter)

<This is a community> going in search of healing for our beloved sister, here.

(new recording file, Heather on mic)

So we're rowing down the river of non-ordinary reality in search of healing for our sister. And I'm going to be journeying to bring back an animal spirit guide. It will be a power animal to bring her back medicine for her highest healing and well-being, in divine right order. So you're journeying down the river and rowing. You're rowing like this... (group says "paddling")–paddling, okay. But you're really putting your focus, you're in focus, in harmony, in union with your divine essence. Okay?

Then when you hear me rattle, then this side will raise your oars. This side will continue to paddle so we turn, right? We're going to turn the boat around. Just for a couple of minutes, it's symbolic, and then you'll start rowing again and bring the canoe back to land, back to the home port. Okay? So you'll hear this, she'll change the drum beat, really fast for about 30 seconds, and then you'll carry on rowing again. When you hear her doing a fast drumbeat, the right-hand side raises the oars and the left-hand side continues to row, paddle.

And by the time you get back to port, I'll be long-gone. I'll be having dinner! Now I have to find the power animal for you and I'll be bringing back, if it's all right with you, blowing it into your field...Okay? Alright, are we all set?

(spirit canoe journey)

So thank you, great crew...

So we give thanks to the helping spirits for this canoe that has taken us down the river of source, to restore health and vitality and healing, the right way. And to all the crew, the spiritual, the seen and the unseen, we thank you...


So first of all I was taken to a scene of a waterfall and something that I'll explain to N afterwards, when I've got clarity with her, I'll speak to her in private about it. And then down the river, carried on down the river looking for the animal spirit guide. Then I was taken up off the canoe, the canoe stopped, taken up right into the high trees. Then there were like 15 or 20 of these big blue morpho butterflies...I've actually never brought one back before in all these years. They were all up there. Then just one big one came down and this was your butterfly.

She had a soul retrieval and butterfly–when you have a soul retrieval an animal spirit guide comes to fill you with power. So then I brought the 2 back in...

(further dialogue about the canoe journey)

I think what would be nice for us to do now is create the circle, we'll close, we'll thank the spirits. We'll thank them for this because in the evening Aaron is going to take over. I'd like to show you a Quechua namaste that we could do, the light in me honors the light in you. Or, from my heart to your heart. If you'd like to learn that, I think Barbara already knows it.

(sharing about canoe journey)

Alright, shall we create the circle, then?... Let's hold hands...

Beloved spirits of light, entities of light, compassionate spirits, our power animals, teachers and guides, angels and archangels, the spirits of nature, compassionate spirits of this land, keepers of this land and home, the orbs of light, the faeries, Mother Earth, Father Sky, Grandmother Moon, Grandfather Sun, and all the stars and the planets of the universe, to all the winged and animal creatures, all the sentient beings that have been helping us, we thank you.

We thank Aaron and all our power animals, teachers, and guides who have been so palpably present with us, and Aaron's 2 spiritual friends, the Brother of Light and the Sister of Light, our higher selves and our personality selves for being willing to go through this process.

Thank you for all the dolphins, the lake, and all Mother Nature's beautiful beings, the plants, the trees. Thank you for reminding us that we all come from one source, one creator. And remember that we can go to the trees and the plants to get strength and energy, choosing a nice tall straight tree and embracing it, or putting your back against it to give you strength down your spine.

We thank the owls that greeted us last night. We look forward to hearing you tonight. And the work is done for today. Help us to continue our search as we seek to evolve, to serve the light, to become compassionate and loving in all that we do and say, in every moment. Radiating the light within us, letting it permeate our being, coming into our fields so we can shine like the brightest star in the sky. Because nobody tells the stars not to shine brightly.

So let your essence envelop your whole being and guide you through the joyful, healthy, exhilarated life, feeling absolute gratitude, appreciation, and joy in every moment.

We thank also the compassionate ancestor spirits and the compassionate descendent spirits for all your wisdom and grace. Thank you for hosting us.

OOMMMM....(group chants)

And so we're going to do the Quechua (shungu/sounds like shoongoo). So I'm going to have you hold hands so I can help you do this... We'll start with Barbara. Would you hold your hands together? Barbara is going to put her hand here (on the heart). And, from my heart to, shungu, the word is shungu. Keep it here, say shungu. Looking into each other's eyes. That means from my heart to your heart, namaste...

(shungu around the circle)

Shungu Pachamama! Pachamama means the earth and the universe and everything in between. It's from Ecuador, Quechua...