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Dear Spirit Journeyer

The path and vision of Spirit Essence Connection is to be a vehicle for sharing stimulating ideas, inspiring concepts and thought-provoking information that serve to enhance the overall well-being and consciousness of the community of healers and souls that are actively pursuing the highest possible evolution of human potential and transformation.

A note from Stevi
 
late autumn

It is hard to believe that it was over three months ago that I returned from Peru. As many of you may have noticed the newsletter and I have been out of touch for the last couple of months. August, September and October have been incredible months. A lot of stimulation and integration.

For stimulation there has been Sound with Tom Kenyon and Company in Seattle (highly recommended); Shamanic work with Jose Luis Herrera (great community and teachings); ceremony with Mt. Shasta, Mt. Rainer and Mt. St. Helens (informative); and an Intensive with Swami Kaleshwar in Santa Cruz (life changing).

For integration there has been new sound tools and conscious dream recapitulation along with a lot of meditation and reformatting. It has been about riding the wave of the dimensional shift that we have been in the midst of.

I hope that the last several months have been amazing and rewarding for all of you. May the blessings and joy of the coming months of introspection and magic be your pathway to enlightenment and bliss.

As always holding you in love and beauty.
Stevi


Happy All Hallows Eve!
 
or more commonly known as Halloween
halloween tree with moon

The term "Halloween" (or eve) before the feast of All Saints (an important day in the Christian calendar), which used to be called "All Hallows" derived from All Hallowed Souls. In Ireland, the name was Hallow Eve and this name is still used by some older people. Halloween was also sometimes called All Saints' Eve. The holiday was a day of religious festivities in various northern European pagan traditions, until it was appropriated by Christian missionaries and given a Christian reinterpretation. In Mexico November 2nd, after All Saint's Day, following Halloween, is the Day of the Dead.

In the Celtic tradition, All Hallows Eve or Hallowmas is the Celtic New Year. It is a time to honor the dying season. That which remains of the year's harvest has begun to decompose and transform into fertilizer and food for the next year's crop.

Spiritually this is an opportunity to reflect on what we have lost or let go of....or not quite let go of yet. It is a time for us to work with and clear grief or emotions that are still holding us. It may be time to honor a loved one or friend that we have lost. Looking at dreams that have been shattered or have not manifested. Disappointments and frustrations that have stuck with us.

As you review the year that has passed with introspection and retrospection, remember to commune with the ancestors and honor those who has come before you. Ask yourself what you are choosing to leave behind.

A simple way to do this is to go for a walk and as you reflect on what you wish to let go of pick up a stone and blow the feelings into the stone. Fill your pockets with stones until you feel you are ready to let go of all that is weighing you down. Then find a stream, river, lake or ocean and throw the stones into the water. Notice how much lighter you feel when you are done.

Another wonderful way of celebrating and honoring the past and letting go of it is to do a prayer bundle or Unwinding Despacho(recipe in Recapitualtion Article) and do a fire ceremony.

Once you have released that which no longer serves you it is time to look to the future. Divine, asking the spirits and ancestors for blessings in the coming year. You have left things behind and now it is time to decide what you wish to take with you into the next year. Send your prayers to all the elements, earth, sky, wind, water and fire engaging in all that is in creating your reality. Celebrate the coming year nourishing it with your intention and clarity. And most of all have some fun with family and friends! Happy All Hallows Eve!


Recapitulation: a simple and powerful practice
 
especially when done in the dream state!
Misty night

The process of Recapitulation is one that I have worked with in the past. I have used it to clear the connections between myself and people in my life and any energies that have been held by me in relationship to old wounds and memories. The Toltecs, Carlos Castenada, Jessie Ayani, and many other authors talk about it in their writings.

Making recapitulation a regular part of your day and spiritual practice helps to keep your system clean and clear. If you master this process you can even recapitulate a situation as it happens and be done with it immediately. As a part of your spiritual maintenance you can do recapitulation by using a very simple Unwinding despacho to assist in the releasing of energy that you want to be done with. (recipe for this despacho below)

Recapitulation is simple review or summarization of an event or situation. To recapitulate something means to recall the situation or story (short version). Then to see what the lesson in it is or was. Then look at what the strategy was that it triggered or that you developed as a result of it. Seeing the strategy was help you to see where you might get stuck or where you would like to change. Now ask yourself what needs to be done to resolve the situation. This may be as simple as forgiving yourself or someone else. It could mean that you need to talk to the person to express yourself. Or it could be that you are just ready to let it go. You can simply unwind this from the chakra that you feel it has most effected or do the Unwinding despacho.

Recently, I had a very potent dream that had a couple of places in it that felt unresolved. As I woke up and "recapitulated" the dream I realized that I could take the opportunity to rework the dream right then and there. I went back to the places where the dream had felt unresolved and worked in a lucid dream state to change my responses and action. Then I followed the dream to its conclusion which felt very different. This was also an opportunity to see where I might have energy that needed to be addressed in a more in dept manner.

This is a powerful practice whether you use it in daily life or with a dream. Try it and see how it works for you.

Unwinding/Letting Go Despacho
Ingredients:
Piece of white paper
Sugar
Shell
White Carnations
Instructions:
Fold paper in thirds both directions (you will build the despacho in the center quadrant of the paper)
Place sugar in four corners and in a cross asking Pachamama to help you with releasing all that no longer serves your above highest good and yours souls destiny related to the issue released.
Place the shell in the center (if you have red and white wine you can put a small amount in the shell to represent the apus and pachamama)
Taking petals from the carnations: you will use these as the k'intu and for each aspect of this issue (behaviors, past patterns, etc) or persons you will blow into a the petals the energy related, you can also use the k'intu to release energy you may feel in your field by taking the k'intu and moving counter- clockwise at the place you are feeling energy.
Now place the k'intu around the shell. As you place each k'intu they will be going in a counter-clockwise fashion.
When you are finished will put in more sugar in a counter-clockwise fashion asking Pachamama to make this release and letting go be sweet and gentle.
Tie the despacho up and rub it counter- clockwise all over your body.
This despacho can be burned or released into a body of water (if you plan to release into water- use a paper that is easily decomposed like rice paper).


Shamans' Store
 
What's new?
Despacho Kit

There are all kinds of new things in the store! Watch the store for new offerings as they get listed in the next month.

Soon the website will offer despacho kits from Peru. We now have in stock Ayni Despachos, Kutti Despachos, and Venta (Business) Despachos. Also, many of the individual items that are hard to find will be available.

We will also be offering CD's by Tom Kenyon. Tom's sound work is amazing.


Any Time (Poem)
 
by Laz Slomovits
fall leaves

Unlike in fields - subject to seasons - in a human life, planting, growing, harvesting can occur any time. The fruit of such living can ripen in Spring or Winter, and seed can take root any time.

There is nothing hidden in these four lines that you can't find in your own life any time. Age does not regulate seasons for this kind of farming, though it may decide seed and fruit.

Any time a new start is imagined, felt, or just deeply hoped for, a newly created sun rises and quickens the seeds, and clouds start to form above the prayers of well-wishers.

And if we've forgotten or never learned the proper prayer to bless the crops, let's make one up. And tomorrow, another one. Actually, any time. Now.


From Around the World:
 
Diane Dunn and Paz y Luz in Pisac, Peru
Paz y Luz Peru

Diane Dunn moved to Peru at the turn of the millennium to manifest a vision of a spirituality center in Cusco's Sacred Valley. A center where people from around the world, with different faith traditions and practices, would come together to create a new way of living together in peace, harmony and unity.

After several years of networking with spiritual leaders and groups, in 2006 she felt it was time to organize our first gathering - to envision, experience and manifest the world the way we want it to be. Her original idea was to have spiritual leaders from different traditions around the world come with some of their followers and other interested individuals. The format would be open until all the participants arrived. Only then would the agenda be formulated.

But instead of "leaders and followers" she got ordinary individuals who were interested in doing extraordinary things. And they did. A new vision for the gathering emerged. Twenty-four people from six countries and four continents envisioned the world the way they wanted it to be - with clay, storytelling and meditation. They experienced it through dance, painting, singing, skits and yoga. They manifested it through a day-long transformation ritual.

A participant named Kent wrote about his experience: "The conference was designed to be largely extemporaneous utilizing individual participation as the person felt called. I can only describe this as wow. It was a divine flow of energy that was not scripted or rehearsed. The experience of being in this collective was a blessed gift. All beliefs, ideals, and values of the individual were respected and honored with no individual need for recognition. This was what I would term a new unity consciousness, where 24 "I"s united to realize their Oneness. Papers, plans and designs weren't required to be drawn up and implemented in the future. The world was changed for each of us individually and collectively when we gathered to remember and recognize who and what WE are."

Val wrote: "I was reminded how powerful it is to bring a group of people together and encourage them to explore their own power. I believe that we must know and love who we are as individuals and particular groups of people if we are to know and love other individuals and groups so that one day there is no "us and them,' simply US. I was reminded how important it is to find out what holds us back from being our true selves so we can release it and become channels for healing in the world. I was shown again, that we are vessels of light and healing, even when we don't think we can possibly be."

Each ones world, personal and collective was changed and therefore each life that they touched since. What they created was more than the sum of the parts each contributed. This is the power of ritual, of collective envisioning, of group manifestation. Come and experience for yourself this power of transformation. April 17-20, 2008. Envision, Experience and Manifest the word the way we want it to be.

P.S. WANT TO LIVE IN PERU?
Diane (from NY living in Peru for 7+ years) is looking for an assistant to help her run Peace and Light Healing Center in the Sacred Valley. Ideal person would be: 1. a healer/practitioner and share the vision of Paz y Luz 2. well organized, good with computers (emails, internet) and administration 3. flexible and friendly 4. English and Spanish speaking (reasonably well) Assistant duties: greet and register guests Handle email reservations and events promotion Would offer their healing sessions to any interested guests (not required) Housing provided and a small stipend If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you please contact Diane at the email address below.

For more information:
www.pazyluzperu.com/Gatherings .html Paz y Luz Pisac, Cusco, Peru TELEPHONE: (51) (84) 203-204 WEBSITE: www.pazyluzperu.com EMAIL: diane@pazyluzperu.com


More From Around the World:
 
Jen Moffat Eramith, MA - Akashic Transformations
Jen Moffat Eramith

Jen Moffat Eramith is a reader of Akashic Records. Here is what Jen has to say about the service she provides:

Through the Akashic Records, I provide a channel for people to access their own divine connection to Spirit. This is something every person can do through prayer, meditation, and other methods. The method I teach is through accessing the Akashic Records.

I have been offering Akashic Record Consultations since 2001, and have been teaching people to access the Records themselves since 2004. I first learned to access the Akashic Records when I was a massage therapist and a graduate student in Communication Studies. I found that I was encouraged to be intuitive as a healer, and to be rational as an academic. It is through working with the Akashic Records that I have found an expression for both intuition and rational thinking as two ways of working that work well together.

From the very first time I worked with them, I have found the Akashic Records to give clear and accurate answers to the questions people ask. Since that time, I have offered hundreds of consultations for people around the world. I have consistently found the Akashic Records to offer a clear and incredibly loving source for people to understand their own divine nature and the wisdom of the Universe.

At this time in the world, mystical healers and spiritual channelers are widely available. I believe it is imperative that we all remain true to what feels right to us regardless of what messages we receive from others. In order to be sure that I work with integrity, I require measurable, consistent accuracy from myself as a channel for the Akashic Records, and I ask that my clients hold me to a high level of clarity and accuracy. I encourage you to use both your intuition and your thinking as you determine whether you would like to work with me, and to hold true to what feels right and makes sense to you.

One of the things I enjoy most about channeling information from the Akashic Records is seeing the empowerment that people experience as they come to understand their divine expressions and unique roles in the Universe. Without fail, the Akashic Records offer truth in a way that really does set us free! I find that the energy and information conveyed from the Akashic Records through a consultation often serve as accelerators for people in their lives. Ultimately, the Akashic Records emphasize the importance of trusting your individual path - it will lead you places you never dreamed could be so wonderful!

For more information about Jen and Akashic Record sessions check out her website.


"Reaching Within" Conference
 
January 24-2, 2008 in Las Vegas, NV
Reaching Within

You're invited to join us in celebrating the 2008 "Reaching Within" Conference presented by the American Board of Hypnotherapy. This all new event will be held at the Alexis Park Resort in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada - January 24-27, 2008

This "Reaching Within" conference has been designed to help you discover your hidden potential, unrealized dreams and passion in life. We are combining the wisdom of the pioneers in the field of hypnosis and a new generation of esoteric thinkers - providing you with cutting edge knowledge. These teachers, authors and practitioners will open your mind, providing you with numerous tools and resources to take home and use in your practice or everyday use.

For more information contact:
Candace at the ABH office: 702-456-3267 or candace@abh-abnlp.com or Holly@reachingwithin.org


Noteworthy Events
 

November 4: Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 AM PDT

November 9: New Moon in Scorpio 3:03 PM PST

November 24: Full Moon in Gemini 6:30 AM PST

November 2-4 NEW Knowing the Medicine Heart with Gina Mastroluca and Eva Rose Goetz
Led by Gina Mastroluca and Eva Rose Goetz. We will explore our personal and collective energetic landscapes using the heart center as our doorway. This is an opportunity for those with some training in energy work to learn skills that acknowledge the heart as the central intelligence of the body. Honoring the heart's inherent capacity for love and gratitude we deepen into healing and transformation. Three days will include: Hands-on energy techniques, how these practices are used with clients Entraining the heart as healing medicine Earth paintings Journeying Ancestral fire ceremony Metta meditation Breath, mantra and movement Time to reflect personally and within a heart-centered group. For more information contact: Eva Rose Goetz at 207- 756-0488 or Eva@PachaWorks.com

November 3 : The Hopi Celebration Concert event is happening at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga. This Saturday, November 3rd 12:30-5:30PM "Words can hardly describe the energy of light that came in when the Hopi shared their sacred Eagle dance last Spring. Deer and a buck came down the hill going into the Wright land. Huge pods of dolphin came in near the beach where a Chumash/Hopi ceremony was held. " LP It is the harvest now, and the Hopi are bringing the Butterfly Dancers along with singers and drummers. The Hopi are working to have part of their reservation become a permaculture model for sustainable development and it is our goal to help out. Come join the celebration with John Densmore, Hani Naser, Stephanie Lallouz and The Family Rock, Suzanne Teng, Gilbert Levy and friends! Vendor booths available for $50.00 each. For more information about booths please contact: Barbara Draper @ 310-428-8765 and mail check to: POB 1224 Topanga, CA 90290 If the event is rained out the booth fees will be refunded. At the last Hopi Celebration there were around 800 people. http://www.hopicelebration.com

November 3: Bridge of Light Holistic Healing Center is hosting: Communing with Angels with Spiritual Intuitive Karen Anderson in Westlake Village, CA.
For more information call Susan at (805) 373- 7861
www.TheBridgeofLight.com
susanbaroni@aol.com

November 4: Swami Kaleshwar's Five Elements Course by Mutiam in Palm Desert at Desert Healing Arts
Swami Kaleshwar teaches that the energy of the five elements is what awakens a person's divine channels. The five elements: earth, fire, sky (ether or space), water and air, are the five pillars of Creation. When a master awakens the spiritual energy in a student, the hidden mechanism causing the awakening is the five elements' energy. This is why the Five Elements Process is fundamental to all of Swami's teachings. In the Five Elements Process you 'charge' your soul with the energy of each element. Charging purifies the element in you and heals you. Once you are charged with that element, particular symptoms appear which indicate that you are aligned with the energy of the element and can then use it to heal others. All miracles happen through the five elements' energy. Ultimately, through advanced techniques to command on the five elements, you become a siddha, a supernatural saint. For more information contact Renee at 760- 773-5870 or www.deserthealingarts.com

November 10: Swami Kaleshwar's JC (Jesus Christ) Channels in Palm Desert at Desert Healing Arts
The JC Channels are one of the crown jewels of spiritual mastery. About the presenter: Chinello has taught various meditation and ancient Indian healing techniques derived from the Vedas. Since 1997, Chinello has been under the direct guidance of Sri Kaleshwar, making numerous trips to India and undergoing intensive training to study and master the inner mechanisms of healing, activating miracle energy and soul development. For more information contact Renee at 760- 773-5870 or www.deserthealingarts.com

November 16 - 18: Wheels of Recovery facilitated by Renee Baribeau.
Using Shamanic techniques, a twelve step overlay and other practices this class will expand your recovery process acting as a bridge to new territories for living life more fully with joy. The class will meet four times over the course of the year. Our goal during these experiential gatherings, is to grow spiritually and gain insight into our own personal and community healing. This class involves a commitment to personal healing and growth. Together we will create a medicine bundle that will be used to enrich and empower your life. Renee is the Director of Enlightenment Productions and the Healing Arts Center. Class begins on Friday, 7-9 pm, Saturday, from 10-7 pm and Sunday, from 9-1 pm. Cost of each weekend is $275.00. Includes some healthy meals. For more information contact Renee at 760- 773-5870 or www.deserthealingarts.com


An Invitation
 
From Around the World: Connections to Community
Globe

This column is dedicated to the community and its members. It is a space that will gives you the reader an opportunity to get to know other members of our community and to be known yourself. If you would like to be featured or know someone who would like to be please send a short article about what you do and a picture if possible. Please send your article in my the last day of the month. It may not be possible to publish all that is submitted but we will do our best. Also, if you have events that you would like to have highlighted please send them in by the last day of the month.



I am grateful for each one of you and the contribution that each of us makes each day that we are the best we can be. May we all be lights that bring peace, joy, laughter, beauty, love, and hope to our world.

Love & Blessings


Stevi Belle
SacredNature, LLC

Phone: 435-649-6435