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.
Going Through the Hourglass:
Drumming Alive a New Vibration of Consciousness
As You Awaken Your Creative Soul and Redefine Your Relationship with Inspiration Toward a Higher Consciousness of Living
A series of Online Courses for 2013
With Shaman Teacher Lynn Andrews
Most people think that creativity is outside of them, like
stories or music or artwork. But in reality, creativity
is inside you from the moment you are born. It
is what shows you how to problem-solve,
and it inhabits your being like
your own life force.
You are on a great
journey. It is called your life.
Learn how to use the energies of 2013
to heal the forces of darkness that are created
when we live a life of unexpressed inspiration, letting
the world define our reality for us and tell us how to live it.
2013: "A Lightning Flash Year"
Online Courses with Shaman Teacher Lynn Andrews
As I have spoken for so long, the Great Shift that began at the end of 2012 and has been heralded by the calendars of antiquity, in the Bible, the Nag Hammadi and even in discoveries of modern quantum physics, is happening because the Great Dreamer God, who has been dreaming our lives, is waking up. As he awakens, he no longer dreams our dreams for us, making 2013 a time of immense potential unlike anything we have seen before.
- This shift and the potential it offers are about the role of our individual consciousness in moving away from the constrictions of mass thinking and into higher levels of perception. In a sense, the universe, itself, is asking us to reorder our thinking, to stand in the center of our own circle of truth and take responsibility for our reality and our illumination as we manifest our own awareness and dreams for life.
This is why, in recent years, shamans and mystics the world over have been coming forward: to restore to a world which had once turned its back the wisdom of the ancients. This wisdom contains within it the seeds of knowledge that we carry within our very DNA. When these shamans speak, we realize that they are speaking to truths that we already carry within us, awakening those truths at the same time that we awaken to them, and the potential for great personal power is born.
- 2013 is the new birthing of consciousness at higher levels which we have been dreaming for the last several years, although we did not understand these dreams until the veils of the old consciousness – the paradigm of victimization and letting the masses think for us – began to lift.
The saying, "You are what you think," is the truth of 2013. We are at the breaking point and we must eliminate the fences we have built around our consciousness that limit our potential: The measurement of cognition – reform your thinking patterns.
Right now, new portals of energy are opening if you choose to go through them. It’s not that the energy, itself, is new. This energy is the creative force of the universe and it has always been there. What is shifting and opening is our ability to become aware of and access these higher levels of consciousness.
- For millenniums, we have grown increasingly separated from the majestic creative force of the universe until we almost lost contact with it, altogether. It is like having a radio sitting on your shelf and not knowing how to plug it in, turn it on and tune it to the channels that move your soul. You sense there is something truly magical about it, but you don’t know what that magic is or if it is something you can trust. Loss of faith and trust is one of the great tragedies of having someone else dream your dreams for you.
And that is what a ‘Lightning Flash Year’ is all about: becoming fully open to the creative force in the universe so that you can ‘turn on that radio’ with complete trust and confidence and tune in to the channels that ignite the magnificent spark of power which is your creative soul. And yes, you can trust it absolutely!
- To do this takes a whole new way of seeing, a more expanded way of Seeing and Knowing your own precious existence. But first, you must build a strong, firm foundation for living your new consciousness so that you don’t get dragged back through the hourglass by the weight of unnecessary baggage that no longer serves you.
- My teachers Agnes Whistling Elk and Twin Dreamers describe it this way: When you go through a bookstore and a book falls out of the shelf, or you pick a book up and open it to a page that is saying exactly what you need at that moment, that book is a symbol that is trying to tell you something very important about yourself. Right now, books are falling out of the bookshelves. Things are coming to you, like pearls of wisdom which reflect your intensity and your passion and love. But you have to learn how to recognize those pearls and pick them up if you want to connect to the universe of knowledge that is calling to you.
The Promises of This Series:
This series is going to show you how to experience the energy and wisdom that are being opened to you at this time so that you can use it to redefine and rebuild your personal foundation for life. It is only through personal experience that we can integrate that knowledge to the events of our own lives and find our own voice.
- Understanding and Healing the Root Causes of Living an Unfulfilled Life as You Attune Your Life to Your Highest Spiritual Resonance:
- The great shift of 2013 means change, and it is in the intrinsic nature of change that it creates stress. But instead of looking at this stress as an inherent part of change, modern human have a tendency to take the stress inside ourselves, internalize it and take it very personally, all of the stresses of our world, even those that have nothing to do with us. When we do this, we cloud our vision, making it impossible to see the world of potential that is before us. I will show you how to see through those clouds and realize your own potential.
- We are matter and we are spirit. When you separate these two aspects of yourself, you create unbearable stress, and our lives today are more separated from spirit than ever before. When you separate your physical being from spirit, you also separate from your creative soul. We have lost the ability to extract the sweet goodness of life so we turn, instead, to artificial sweetness and the addiction to mass thinking. That is something that we are going to heal together, starting right now, as you change your relationship with your physical existence and build a new spiritual platform within you upon which to stand.
- Awakening to the Wisdom of Your Body-Mind:
- The body-mind is more alive in 2013 than it has ever been, but how many of us really know what our body-mind is and how to access it? We have all had the experience of walking down a street, perhaps one we have walked down many times before, and suddenly every fiber of our being is filled with a sense of wonder and happiness. Any time that happens, your body-mind is showing you a power spot, the presence of a pearl of wisdom from which you can learn vital things about yourself or your life if only you will stop and pay attention instead of walking on, lost in the chaos around and within you. Together you and I will go in search of the power spots that are all around you, and I will show you how to recognize them.
- One of the most destructive calamities of modern living is our separation from Mother Earth, and we see the consequences of this separation every time we look out on the landscape of her beautiful body. But there are also huge consequences for us, individually as well as collectively. When we separate from this great earth on which we live, we separate from the very roots of the nourishment and wisdom that have guided humanity’s trails since the very beginning and continue to support us every step of our lives, every breath we take. Our separation from Mother Earth also separates us from our creative soul.
- In this series of Online Courses, I am going to show you tools of power you can use to bring yourself into alignment and Oneness with Mother Earth and all of the wonderful allies and teachers she so generously gives us – the animals and power animals, the exquisite life-giving land and the spirits of the mountains and of the winds and the waters, the trees, the flora, the elementals – so that you can reclaim your creative soul and learn, once again, to live on her in wonder and beauty.
The Tools of this Series:
- The Power and Healing Magic of Shaman Drumming: Just as the Bible says, "In the beginning was the word, and the word was God," it is a fundamental precept of shamanism that sound holds the world together, the sacred tones we hear when our hearts beat as one with the heartbeat of Mother Earth. As you experience the teachings of these Courses, the power of the shaman drum can transport you to the very depths of your soul and connect you with the places of magic that are the source of your creativity and power as the drum echoes back to you the magnetic resonance that you experience at the center of your being in harmony with the pulse of the creative force of the universe;
- The Wisdom and Teachings of the Lightning Flash Wheel as you learn how to use the resonant echoes of your shaman drum to heal and free yourself from the psychic debris of the judgmental, chaotic world in which we live that sticks to all of us at various times in our lives;
- Meditation, visualization and teachings to help you open to the power spots that are all around you, wherever you live, and tune into life using your body-mind and all of your senses, not just your wonderful analytical brain, so that you can listen to and understand the wisdom that these power spots hold for you;
- Physical exercises to help you wake up all parts of your brain and bring you to a place of physical balance and equilibrium within your being;
- Creation of a "Beauty Wind Spirit Doll" as you learn how to call in the spirit essence of that which you seek and seek to become, bringing yourself into the power of the creative force of the universe as you bring the power of this life force into you and your Doll.. You will create this Doll’s feet, legs and knees in Course 1; the trunk, arms and heart in Course 2; the neck, throat and voice in Course 3; and the head, face and hair in Course 4. Each part of your Beauty Wind Spirit Doll embodies its own spiritual power, which is why it is not something you want to just sit down and mindlessly put together of a rainy afternoon;
- And so much more!
I invite you to join me on a magnificent journey into the very heart of shamanism as, together, we drum and dream changes into our lives that many of you have, perhaps, never before dreamed possible.
In love and Spirit,
Please see the Helpfull Links on the Right for Current Course, Fees and Logistics,
and CE Information for Nurses and Therapists
for more detailed information.
You will want to have your own drum for these Courses. If you do not have a personal drum, there are many resources on the internet where you can acquire a wonderful drum or drum kit without great expense.
You may join this series with any of the Courses. You do not have to have taken the earlier Courses to obtain maximum benefit from any of them. Each Course is designed to be complete within its own teachings.
Course 1, February 21 – March 20, 2013 : The Self Shield, Understanding the Self Shield as You Create a New Harmonic Resonance with Life.
How do you walk on Mother Earth? Do you have a leg to stand on? This Course will show you how to build a strong foundation in the physical world as you drum alive a new consciousness of self and a power song of trust and innocence in the south of the Lightning Flash Wheel.
Course is now completed
Course 2, May 9 – June 5, 2013 :
Transforming your relationship with your own creative brilliance and abilities as you heal your own vibration and move into harmony with the life force of the universe in the west of the Lightning Flash Wheel.
Registration is Closed
Course 3, August 15 – September 11, 2013 : Working Title: Making Peace with the Great Power of Thought – Finding Your Voice in the World.
Registration will open around July 15th.
Course 4, November 7 – December 4, 2013 : Working Title: Facing Your Own Circle of Truth As, Together, You and the Great Spirit Step Into the Center of Your Special Wheel of Life.
Finding your voice in the world: Drumming alive a new consciousness of your spiritual self and a new song for the understanding, courage and wisdom to fulfill your dreams and visions in the north of the Lightning Flash Wheel, and then returning to the center of the wheel, one whole, magnificent individual, at One with the Great Spirit and at peace with yourself.
Registration will open around October 7th.
Participation in all four Courses of this series will make you eligible to become a member of the Online Courses Dream Talkers’ Circle.
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.
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.