Power Deck, Card #40 – Creativity
The pagoda pictured here is a symbol for the creative self. It is open to allow for the openness of mind that it takes to delve into the deepest part of your spirit and manifest the truth that you find there.
ONLINE COURSES WITH LYNN ANDREWS
The Keys to Dynamic Living in 2015:
A Year of Powerful Astrological Challenges & Earth Changes
This year, Lynn Andrews is proud to present a seven-course series of two-week and four-week classes that weave together the shamanic understanding of how energy and power work together in and around us with the amazing scientific breakthroughs which support that understanding. In this way we begin to shape-shift our world from one of stress and chaos as we re-create ourselves in harmony and balance.
June 19th to July 15th
2015 is a year of great cosmic energy and planetary change. The forces that are swirling around us from the cosmos and from our own Mother Earth are tremendous. The whole focus of shamanic learning and shamanic living is about learning how to choreograph these energies to your highest and best good in life so that you can
unleash the vibrant, multi-dimensional being you’ve always known you are and live your life fully aware, consciously present and vibrantly fulfilled!
The unique retrograde and direct cycles of the planets in our solar system this year present us with great challenges, but also offer the possibilities of huge rewards if we know how to utilize their power constructively. Shamans have studied these planetary cycles for millenniums and they have given us powerful tools to understand and work with them. We will use these tools, applying the shamanic practices of Creativity, Wisdom and Compassion to meet and welcome the challenges of this time of change.
When the inner, faster-moving planets such as Mercury go retrograde, it can cause mass confusion – a confusion which is meant to last only the short time of their cycle of retrograde… unless we choose to hold onto the confusion, a mistake which our world so often makes. We get drawn in by the seductive voice of chaos instead of moving within, to listen to our inner guides and the voice of our truth, learning wisdom from the chaos. The energies released as the planet goes direct can then help us to find and use the clarity and wisdom we learned about yourself during intense periods of confusion, if we were paying attention.
Just the opposite happens when the outer, slower-moving gas giants (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) go into and come out of retrograde. Their cycle of retrograde is much longer than that of the inner planets, and during this time they draw you into inner contemplation and reflection in certain specific areas of your life. Because their energy is so powerful, however, they have the ability to cause a great deal of mischief if you are not paying attention. But if you do pay attention instead of getting drawn into the seductive energy of chaos, when they go direct, they release huge bursts of energy that you will intuitively know how to put to good use in your life.
All of the planets will be coming out of and/or going into retrograde in 2015 in a unique and sometimes over-lapping “leap-frog” pattern. This pattern keeps the challenge of chaos and confusion around for most of the year, but it also allows you to tap into the energies of reflection, positive thinking and the powerful impetus for positive, constructive change this year, as well … if you are paying attention!
How will you use these energies and the wisdom that is being opened to you as a force to manifest constructive change and happiness in your life?
Compassion, creativity and wisdom are not intellectual pursuits. True wisdom can only be attained through experience and then practicing or applying what you learn from the experience in a conscious and intended way. All of the Courses in this series are designed to give you the tools for conscious living that build upon one another as you reach for your dreams, knowing that they are, indeed, within your grasp!
In our work together throughout the year, we build a beautiful online community of kindred souls and welcome the opportunity for you to join us! You do not have to take all of the Courses in this series, however, to benefit from any one of them, and you may join this series with any given Course.
The Series consists of both two-week and four-week Online Courses, each of which is structured differently:
The four-week Courses follow our traditional pattern of Online Courses designed to enable you to work at home and according to your own time needs. They consist of a detailed Online Course Handbook that delves deeply into key areas of my teachings, filled with teachings, practices, Sacred Tasks and the creation of Sacred Art, along with two downloadable audio meditations, all of which are yours to keep; a teaching Forum which is available 24/7 moderated by carefully chosen Graduates of my Mystery School; and two live one-hour Sunday teleconferences with me and all of your classmates. Between teleconferences, you have continuous access to me through the Moderators. The tuition for the four-week Courses is $260/Course.
The two-week Courses combine the use of a teaching Workbook designed to give you specific information about an area of my teachings that is of vital importance in our every day lives; a moderated Forum which is also available to you 24/7; and a live session with me on the second Saturday of each two-week Course during which I will give you a live teaching experience and we will have the opportunity to interact directly. The Workbook is filled with teachings, practices, tools and meditations to guide you on your journey. The tuition for the two-week Courses is $144/Course.
2015 Schedule of Online Courses in the Series
1. Discovering and Activating the Sun Wheel Within You: Living the Wisdom of the Cosmos.
Course is Now Closed
2. Creating Harmony and Balance Within; Meet the Keeper of the Brain,
Course is Now Closed
3. Accessing the Wisdom of Your Body-Mind and Your Heart.
Course is Now Closed
4. Wild Dreaming, Success and Mastery, and Other Shaman Delights.
4-week Online Course, June 19 – July 15, 2015
5. Healing Grief and Loss.
2-week Online Course, August 21 – September 3, 2015
6. Transforming Your Fears with the Four Sacred Laws of the Painted Feather.
2-week, Online course, September 25 – October 8. 2015
7. The Alchemy of Transformation: The Four Directions of Relationships.
4-week Online Course, October 22 – November 18, 2015
8. Finding Joy
Saturday morning, December 12, 2015. Live Session with Lynn!
The influences that are at work at this time in human history are enormous. For the first time in many millenniums, vast stores of knowledge and the wisdom of the Universe are being made available to us. It is up to each and every one of us to determine what use we will make of this wisdom and the energy for change that is upon us. The time for your own individual action is Now!
The Sisterhood of the Shields call this period in human evolution the “crossing times,” meaning that we are crossing from one level of human consciousness into a new age of wisdom where the possibilities of all things are within our grasp. It is the ending of a very dysfunctional cycle and is marked by the return of the Goddess to our world after over 5,000 years of being castigated, suppressed, and cast asunder by patriarchal domination.
In the Long Count of the Ancient Mayan Calendar, we are now in a new Baktun, a new 5200-year cycle known as “The Era of the Divine Feminine,” which will be accompanied by the return of the Ancestors and of people of Wisdom.
In the thousand-year cosmic cycle of the Ancient Incans, we are now in the 10th Pachakuti, which Andeans know as “the turning of the times,” marking the return of Light to our world. During this Pachakuti, the sacred Solar Disc is to be re-activated, accessing the cosmic wisdom, and new feminine energies are entering Mother Earth, Pacha Mama, through Lake Titikaka in the high Andes.
In the ancient Chinese Zodiac, 2015 is the Year of the Goat (sometimes called The Sheep). The Goat is a Yin (female) energy. It symbolizes Peace, Harmony and Tranquility. The Sheep relates to passive and nurturing times, which are at the very heart of your Sacred Feminine Shield. This is a year for strengthening your Female Shield so that it works in balance with the Male Shield. When both of your shields are active, balanced and working in harmony, you are able to move into Compassion, which allows you to embrace all living things, the whole of nature and its beauty. Compassion is the gateway to lasting joy in life.
How will you use the tremendous energy and wisdom that is being opened to us as a force for change in your life? I hope you will join me for a magical and truly powerful journey of personal change and transformation.
In love and spirit,
The power of your intent leads you around the sacred wheel of endeavor. Begin today with trust and innocence in the early hours. Imagine a quiet pond, and see the reflection of your true self. At noon take a moment to close your eyes and dream. Image the transformation that this day offers you. Seek the strength and wisdom, through your ability to love, to bring this transformation into action and into the words you speak. At night give thanks for the illumination you have found. Know that the form of your intent leads you to the power of transformation.
Definition of the Card: The painting is entitled Transformation. The pond represents the serenity of your unconscious mind and the rebirth of awareness in the west. The steps in the north of the painting lead to a sacred place of prayer and worship of the Great Spirit. Find a sacred sanctuary within the universe of your soul. The lotus blossoms represent your transformation beginning to bloom, and the doves of peace take the messages in your heart to the Great Spirit.
The term “shaman” comes from the Tungusic language of Siberia and is used for those priests and priestesses who know how to use energy to heal dis-ease and divine the hidden magic of the universe toward a higher purpose in life. Shamanism is a spirit-based way of knowing the Great Spirit and knowing life that has been followed by people across the world and throughout time.
There are many ways in the world and many paths. The important thing to remember is that we are of this time and of this soil. My role in life and my purpose in bringing you this ONLINE ACADEMY FOR SHAMANIC LEARNING is to provide a bridge between the ancient shamanic teachings of my teachers, the Sisterhood of the Shields, and those of you who are seeking higher knowledge along the shaman’s path, walking with one foot in the world of the physical and one foot in the world of spirit.