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Monitor Speaks on My Connection with the Matakin Sky Spirits

June 27, 2015

[The following is a transcript of portions of a channeled conversation I had with the multidimensional composite being known as Monitor and most often channeled by Harvey Grady of Sedona, Arizona. The first section was channeled by myself as I was driving through Indiana on December 26, 2014 to pick up my daughter Tori in Kansas to bring her back to Ohio. The second section was channeled by Harvey Grady on June 24, 2015.]

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SECTION 1: CHANNELED BY GABRIEL HARTLEY

MONITOR: [After the usual sacred invocations of Light and Grace] The Matakin have given you a name for you to call them, and this is an appropriate name. It has a long history for ancient peoples on this continent and in this part of the continent in particular—what is now known as the Midwest, especially what is now this I-70 corridor. The term Matakin, as we said, is one that was used in the past by many spirit seekers from many different tribes.

You can feel the connection to these spirits in Columbus, Ohio and as you drive across that plateau in Indiana as you are right now, exit 137 Connorsville and Hagerstown, heading west and all the way through Illinois. This is one particular spirit continuum.

So what we will also point to is the fact that you have felt an equally strong connection to the Sky Beings in Missouri and Kansas and Colorado and elsewhere, but you have also noticed a kind of distinct flavor, so to speak, that distinguishes those beings from the ones that you know in this Midwestern corridor.

Now to return to the question of the Matakin, The Matakin are a species of beings not unlike the Kachinas or the Hathors. They are originally from extraterrestrial sources. They are not unified in terms of origin. They make up a continuum of various beings from different parts of the multiverse, some of them from outside of this universe as it is recognized in your contemporary human consciousness of the human species.

There are very few movements on your planet that are allowing for the elasticity of definition of being that would allow for your understanding of this multiverse that we speak of. Contemporary physics is of course pointing in this direction. But there are many factors that keep contemporary physicists bound in their own trust in leaping forward. There are very few who have the soul connection that Einstein had in the sense of being able to tap into so strongly and faithfully their own intuitive makeup.

The Matakin, as you already know, are beings who oversee the comings and goings of various forces to this planet from outside and the leavings from this planet to the outside. You could think of them as border guards. To a certain extent, this is a very appropriate analogy. They are protectors; they are overseers; they are blessers; they are providers; they are shapers. There are many different aspects to the services they provide to the planetary being.

So we suggest that you speak directly with the Matakin, for this is a major part of your project, and this is where you now can go forward with this retrieved Soul aspect.

As we’ve said, the Matakin are similar to but not the same as the Kachinas that you have been working with. Your path can very well be defined as shamanism, as you’ve recognized, but there is no need to limit the definition of who you are or what you are capable of to anybody else’s definitions. You are in fact here to open up new understandings of what it means to be a shaman—what it means, for instance, to engage with beings such as the Matakin, the Kachinas, the Hathors, the People from Below, the Arcturans, the Procyons, the Betelgeusians, the other beings that you have made contact with, the Stone Beings, and to pursue a conversation with them, and to bring them into conversation with each other. For that is also one aspect of what you are here for as a mediator—to bring various types of beings together through the human continuum.

You are here to become one of those who understand and learn how to engage with the energies of the Universe. For this is another reason why you have been contacted by the Matakin, for that is in large part what they represent: the winds, the storms, the electromagnetic fields that pass through your atmosphere, and the connection to spirit that wind and breath have always meant to so many cultures of the human species.

 

SECTION 2: CHANNELED BY HARVEY GRADY

June 24, 2015

MONITOR’S RESPONSE:  AS YOU HAVE DISCOVERED, LIFE IN EARTH IN MULTIFOLD IN THE BODIES OF THE PLANET. THE SPIRITUAL HIERARCHY HAS PROVIDED A DIVERSITY OF BOTH HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL PATHWAYS FOR MULTIPLE LIFE FORMS TO UTILIZE IN THEIR GROWTH. THEIR GROWTH DIRECTLY AFFECTS THE BEINGS OF SUBSTANCE IN EACH OF EARTH’S BODIES – ADIC, BUDDHIC, CAUSAL, MENTAL, ASTRAL, ETHERIC AND PHYSICAL.

chakra fireTHE PLAN FOR EARTH EVOLUTION AS A LIVING BEING CALLS FOR HIGHER BEINGS TO ENTER LOWER BODIES, ENGAGE IN HORIZONTAL RELATIONSHIPS IN THE LOWER BODY, AND ELEVATE “LOWER” BEINGS AND SUBSTANCE VERTICALLY TOWARD THE HIGHER. THIS PLAN OF INTERVENTION OR EMBODIMENT PRODUCES MANY VARIATIONS.

WE FIND THAT THE MATAKIN SKY SPIRITS CONSIST OF ETHERIC, ASTRAL AND MENTAL BEINGS WHO UTILIZE THE SPINDLE AS AN ELEVATOR. THE SPINDLE WAS CREATED MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO BEFORE HUMANS OCCUPIED THE PHYSICAL BODY OF EARTH. THE AREA OF SEDONA, ARIZONA AND HUNDREDS OF OTHER SACRED LOCATIONS SERVE ALSO AS ELEVATORS. ADVANCED BEINGS SHAPED SUBSTANCE (MATTER) INTO A COMPLEX SET OF VORTICES THAT MOVE VERTICALLY THROUGH THE BODIES (PLANES) OF THE PLANET.

THE SPIRITUAL HIERARCHY UTILIZES THESE VORTEX COMPLEXES AS A WAY OF MAINTAINING APPROPRIATE STIMULATION FOR ELEVATION OF SUBSTANCE AND CONSCIOUSNESS THROUGHOUT THE PLANET.

 

The Matakin Sky Spirits Speak on the Energy Waves of the Atmosphere

December 6, 2015

As we were saying earlier, Gabriel, here in Greenville, Illinois, although we were speaking with you earlier, and we will repeat some of what we were saying before: On one of your previous trips we were telling you about our function as the Spindle connecting the heavens and the Earth. Today what we were speaking of was simply less about us and more about the atmosphere. Since we are mediators of the atmosphere, of course this concerns us.

magnetosphereThe atmosphere of the Earth, generally speaking, is very unknown to humans. Even the most widely known and experiential aspects of the atmosphere are very unknown in terms of what’s actually happening. This includes, for instance, sunsets and the aurora borealis. What we were speaking to earlier is the fact that the atmosphere, as with all realms of material reality, but more freely speaking the atmosphere functions as a realm of radiation.

And we mean radiation in its root sense of energy waves, energy particles, radiating out from particular sources. So the sunset is a particular colorful display of a certain refraction of light radiation. It occurs in that particular way because of the radiation of moisture and particles in the atmosphere. The aurora borealis is a response to magnetic waves that radiate throughout the atmosphere and around the surface. In fact, what led us to begin speaking to you in more detail is that when humans take into account the magnetosphere of the Earth, they often picture it as a protective bubble—which in many ways it is. It does protect the inhabitants of all kinds of the surface of the planet from particular kinds of space radiation that would destroy the life on the surface or certainly cause it to mutate in fundamental ways that would leave it very unrecognizable in relation to its manifestation today.

But the magnetosphere certainly is penetrable by other kinds of radiation. Light and heat from the sun are obvious examples of this. There are many other kinds of energies emitted from a whole variety of sources that are unknown to humans today and these radiating waves of energy bathe all beings on the planet and interact with the radiating waves that extend out from all beings on the planet. For everything has its own particular radiance.

Hubblecast 77: Hubble and the Bermuda Triangle of space

This is a theme that you’ve been coming across and working with yourself in your classroom and in conversations in different groups on Facebook—the idea of the human body as a source of radiation and the point of radiating human energy of various kinds. You have liked imagining a group of people in a room and all the various spheres or bubbles of energy that encase each body overlapping each other in the space of the room so that what you have is a massive interaction of energy fields where they end up merging and communicating in ways that humans are basically unconscious of. So much communication takes place between humans in this energy-radiating sphere rather than through any kind of verbal or gestural communication. Without this particular radiating sphere, there would be no communication as you understand it, and yet you do not as a species understand this level to any significant degree.

So to return to the atmosphere of the planet, the planet is a medium, it is a space for particular types of energetic radiance to mingle, to compete, to harmonize, to synchronize, and to express themselves in various ways around the surface of the planet. And if you keep in mind David Abram’s radical statement that the atmosphere is itself part of the planet, as can be seen from photographs in space, you are in the planet and you are in these waves of energy, whether they’re radio waves, light waves, heat waves, magnetic fields, and so on.

What this means is that you and others who are turning their attention to this fact should first of all pay attention to this fact and allow it to shape your conception of how you interact on the planet in this atmosphere and contribute to the overall makeup of this harmony and dissonance of various energetic wave forms. As you become more and more conscious of this, you will become more and more aware of how you can consciously and unconsciously affect these particular wave patterns.

You are becoming highly attuned to this in the realm of sexual attraction, for instance, and recognizing that each individual gives off many different types of radiation that create a kind of energetic interplay with other beings in a particular range of influence. The more highly attuned among you to these waves are all the more stimulated, attracted to, repulsed by various sexually active wave transferences. But this goes on many levels, and as Turehu was saying earlier today, Love is one of these radiating waves you should especially pay attention to, for what is called love is a form of heart energy that can transform all other energetic patterns. This is the greatest facility that humans have available to them in this particular three-dimensional form—this conscious attunement to one’s own heart energy. This is a message that you’ve been getting from many different sources you have been interacting with over the past few years. There are various ways that this registers in your consciousness—yours in particular and people in general. What we are trying to do is draw attention to it again from yet another angle. That is, how does your wave radiance, your Love wave radiance affect the greater cosmos of energetic radiating patterns? How do you radiate into the Infinite Rainbow of Being?

Let us repeat that: How do you radiate into the Infinite Rainbow of Being?

This should be a mantra for you for a while now, a sort of motto for raising consciousness, and, in this case, recognition of heart consciousness, the role of the heart in consciousness, that the brain as an organ is simply one component of the organs of consciousness, the heart being the primary one.

So we leave you with that mantra, with the proviso that given that we are the mediators of the exchanges in the plane of existence that you call the atmosphere of the planet Earth, we ask that you focus on how Love is distributed and refracted and engaged with within this sphere called the atmos-sphere: the atmos, atman.

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The Matakin Emissaries Between the Heavens and the Earth

[The following is a transcript from an audio file recorded while driving between Nashville and Cahokia. I had attended the first day of proceedings (Thursday, September 18, 2014) at the Star Knowledge Conference at Montgomery Bell State Park about a half hour west of Nashville. On this Friday morning I was still greatly affected by the spirit energy of that gathering when the Matakin Sky Spirits began communicating with me near Princeton, Kentucky. I had first come into conscious contact with the Matakin in western Illinois on May 26, 2014, and now they were giving me more information about the role they play as emissaries and guardians of the Earth’s atmosphere.]

September 19, 2014

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There are no times better than this time, Gabriel. There are very few times when you would already enter into this conversation so baptized, so to speak, washed in the fluid energy of spirit that surrounds you and flows through your being. You are in an energetic circuit at this moment—

Wow! I just saw these amazing egrets in this lake I’m going over in southwestern Kentucky! I’m right outside Princeton, exit 45 on I-24. [Spirit language.] Ah, this is all so familiar! This is all an energetic line. [Spirit language.] And, not surprisingly, I’m going by a sign that says Kentucky State Penitentiary. They always put the prisons on these power lines! And they must tap into that power in some way in this mechanism of control, which I don’t fully understand—I think I don’t want to understand. I’m in denial. [Spirit talk.]

—So yes, Gabriel, you are in touch with the Matakin once more. You’re coming into the circuit, the circle. There is that 50 mile radius around the initial perimeter, but the energy strikes out from there in such amazing flows. Take it in. Experience it and ride with it, because you are riding on the fluid river energy of the continent! The Mississippi itself is one of those conduits. But that is only one. You are in the etheric plane. You are riding the etheric train of energy right now as you travel along this route. You are exactly right: this route, I-24 from Nashville into Illinois follows a major energetic line, a ley line that conducts major spirit energy, so to speak, from one point to another.

I-24 mapThis is a transit point. This is a line where spirit moves along in dimensions where time and space are no longer appropriate in terms of categories of understanding. And yet there is a literal three-dimensional base that contains this particular multidimensional energetic line. But along this line it’s a linear portal in a sense that allows for multiple pints of entry into massive, infinite, transdimensional travel.—

The lake is beautiful! The energy is so thick. And I am in this interesting state of consciousness where I am simultaneously taking in and channeling so many messages, and yet speaking in my own voice. [Spirit talk.] This is so thick! So the Matakin, I’m coming to realize, have a connection to the Kachinas. They are not identical to the Kachinas—at least the Kachinas who contact me, who are primarily the guardians, the overseers of the energetic portals from beneath the surface of the Earth. And they help, they oversee, they direct in many ways the travel of various entities along those energetic lines below the surface. But the Matakin work with them and in many senses this is a kind of joint energetic effort on a devic level where the Kachinas are working from below the subterranean levels up to the surface and the Matakin work from the atmosphere down to the surface, and in terms of surface level, it’s a sort of yin-yang relationship. The Sky Spirits and the subterranean Earth Spirits. Not that these Kachinas are solely Earth Spirits, but that is their primary relationship when it comes to human beings. [Yeshe anna hakamah hoike.] And they make use of subterranean portals and passageways that through the connection to the inner sun within the Earth allow for a kind of interdimensional travel to other universes in other planes of existence that humans can barely imagine.

The Matakin are one devic branch of the Sky Spirits who oversee these portal transit energies. They work with the extraterrestrials who come through the atmosphere—the ones who find that necessary—and the Star Beings make their way through the atmosphere to the planet. Of course, all of these beings, as are all beings, are extraterrestrial in origin. They have been working on this planet long before humans were introduced. The Matakin are emissaries. The Matakin are mediators, and they oversee the travel from the heavens to the Earth and vice versa. They are also related to the weather patterns. And so the Matakin are very concerned with the whole issue of chem trails and geoengineering through atmospheric interruption by humans. There will be a lot more for them to say about this in the future. They are laying that seed right now for me to consider.

But the Star Knowledge Conference is one of the most important gatherings wherein spirits of all kinds come together and work together in conscious relationship to the Star Beings and in conscious attention to the extraterrestrial origins of humanity.

—Wow! This is a very interesting moment in the development of humanity, for we are waking up to our extraterrestrial origins and recognizing that information provided through public media such as the X-Files television program barely scratched the surface and do so in a very limited way.

—Whoa! I just went over some big river, but I didn’t see the sign. Maybe there’s a sign here on the other end. It is—well, it says Lyon County. I’ll have to look that up. That’s quite a river. Cheshay anna hakamo hey sheyki anna hakamoah. Ah toshi anna makah. More to come.]

And here is the YouTube version of the original audio recording:

The Matakin Sky Spirits’ Message Concerning Human Impact on the Environment

June 24, 2014 [Audio recording transcribed on June 17, 2015]

This is Gabriel in eastern Illinois on I-70 about 15 miles from the Indiana border. I’ve been finding in driving through this eastern half of the state since Effingham that there is a very strong spiritual presence here as well—the Sky Spirits in particular.

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And I’ve been getting some information from them concerning the vortices, the pockets of swirling energy that they set into motion. I’m seeing a visual pattern which is laid over the surface of the planet in collections of circling whirlpools that basically sit up against each other. They abut one another. If you imagine images of the sun spots and the solar storms, the various patterns of swirls in different directions, or the ocean currents or the images showing the air currents over the planet—this is a very similar kind of image that I’m getting now in relation to this etheric structure that the Matakin, the Sky Spirits are involved with. These etheric vortices affect the wind patterns, but they are not equivalent to them by any means.

Image by Geoffrey Hodson

Image by Geoffrey Hodson


There is a kind of interchange between them that is more subtle than we might imagine—subtle both in terms of impact and in definition, a sort of transition point from physical to etheric in the atmosphere is much more subtle, with one layer implicated within the texture of the other.

The swirls—I’m still getting information as I’m speaking, so I’m more or less presenting as it comes to me; in addition to this, I’m driving through massive fields of wheat and corn and other grains, and I’m meditating on the relationship of contemporary industrial agriculture to the devas and elementals involved in the growth of the crops on the Earth. And wondering to what extent the herbicides, the GMOs, and various pesticides and so on affect the devic and elemental kingdoms. I’m not sure that they have a direct impact, but I do assume that they in some ways impact the activity in terms of the growth of plants of the devas and elementals, and genetic modification in particular, I believe, is creating a disturbance, a kind of energetic, very deep layered disturbance in the structure and development of plant life on this planet.

chem trailsOn a similar topic, in a similar vein, the geoengineering, as it is called, the attempts to affect the weather through chem trails and HAARP and other interventions in the atmosphere are also affecting the work that the Sky Spirits do. I believe this is one reason among many that I’m now becoming sensitive to and conscious of the communication from the Sky Spirits. There is a message for humanity in relation to this so-called geoengineering in that we are manipulating forces that are far beyond our comprehension, that there is such a subtle—again—relationship between the various forces that make up the atmosphere, for instance. We are so far from understanding the implications of our own interventions in this, whether it’s from byproducts of industry—such as acid rain, CO2 production, and so on—or simply the introduction of new chemicals into the atmosphere which affect the makeup of what is normally established there.

I was approached at Stroud’s Run over a year ago by the Fairies there who are concerned with the whole question of fracking and the possibility of fracking there—that there needs to be a kind of general consciousness of human intervention in all of these delicate systems. It is true that the planet will long outlast humans should humans continue on a self-destructive path. Nevertheless, humans are having an impact on the nature of the planetary structures, and they can ceremonially and consciously reverse this impact. And this is one of the major messages in terms of what humans can actually do. They can first of all work on consciousness, on becoming aware of the impact they have on these various planetary structures. And they can ceremonially, consciously, spiritually, energetically engage in these interventions themselves and bring about more positive redistributions of power and energy. So in terms of the concern with environmental sustainability, there is a role humans can play in turning things around. But it would take concerted effort, concerted consciousness, concerted devotion.

This is something humans should begin meditating on, preparing themselves for, clearing intentions and their systems for. They can rethink and much more consciously as well as superconsciously engage with the environment as a structure of beings, entities, energies, systems that are very intricate.

That is all for now.

The Matakin Wind Spirits Speak

May 26, 2014, 11:02 A.M.

[Transcript of channeled message. This channeling follows an earlier one by less than two hours, but is now transcribed for the first time here.]

Yes, we are the Wind Spirits, and we are available at any point on the globe, but the wider expanses such as these glacial planes allow for a more swooping kind of activity and formation than the more conical kinds of interactions we would have in a more hilly or mountainous areas. You can see this in weather patterns as well, in the swooping down of the storms from the Rocky Mountains that then spread out and do form into vortexes, of course, but in larger swooping patterns.

matakinThis has been a universal feature of human experience but one that has been for quite some time relatively suppressed in human consciousness.

As you might imagine, there are many different kinds of Sky Beings, just as there are many different kinds of any particular being. The various types of beings serve different functions or engage in different kinds of activities. Some are dealing with the magnetic resonance of the planet. Some are dealing with the weather patterns. Some are dealing with various exchanges of radiation from space and the radiation of the planet itself outwards.

So there’s a whole kind of atmospheric exchange, a moderation and modulation that’s going on on many different levels. The relationship of light to dark, for instance, the possibility for light that the atmosphere allows that would not be possible without such an atmosphere. You would have direct light from the Sun, from the moon, from the planets, but there wouldn’t be an atmosphere catching that light, as there is here, this medium of sky that envelops your planet.

This is the level of experience that so many peoples have been in contact with in various ways and is connected with the notion of Spirit itself. Much of what you’ve been reading in the last year, especially, has had to do with this notion of Spirit, with breath, with the winds—certain winds in the atmosphere. And this is now coming into fruition for you as an experience, especially in terms of a relationship of Above and Below through various conduits, such as the human heart.

So the fact that you are opening yourself up to us, to the variety of beings that offer themselves to you in the atmosphere, is an important shift in your consciousness, in your awareness of your relationship to the planet and to the atmosphere as a sphere of the planet. You live in the planet, as David Abram says.

I’m Being Followed by a Moon Shadow

June 7-10, 2015

Last night I woke up at 3:30 A.M., as I do most nights now, and went downstairs in the dark. As I walked by our hallway window, I saw the glow of Luna shining through the trees. I stopped to greet her, and, as always, she greeted me in return.

As I was staring up at her and feeling that warm liquid glow flow through my body in response to her rays, I began to think about my recent post concerning my conversations with her and began to wonder how many people might be skeptical about the idea that the moon, like the Earth, is a conscious, communicative being.

I have the feeling that perhaps a few people have no difficulty imagining beings from or on the moon who might wish to communicate with me. But I also have the feeling that the idea that we might find ourselves actually speaking with the moon as an intelligent entity probably has even fewer adherents. Extraterrestrials—perhaps. Planets themselves—no way! But Luna herself had an answer to this objection, and this answer led her to present me with an expansive sense of Self—not just my own Self but the selfhood of all beings.

Part of the problem lies in our tendency to define life and consciousness in very limited terms that are more often than not anthropocentric. But even at the level of the human being, we tend to imagine the individual human to be the seat of consciousness and identity. What this view omits is that even on a strictly biological level, our bodies are composite entities. Our intestinal tract, for instance, is filled with microbes that carry out lives of their own while playing an important role in “our” lives by helping with digestion. (My recent bout with an intestinal flu provided me with a graphic example of such independence on the part of those microbial beings!) Our cells themselves each are tiny conscious entities carrying out their own jobs in ways that contribute to the functioning of the physical body as a composite whole.

The Earth, Gaia, works in just the same way, just as do all other planetary, solar, and asteroidal beings in our star system and beyond. The consciousness of the Earth is a composite consciousness that expresses itself as the conglomerate compilation of all earthly consciousnesses on, above, and below her surface. And we all have the innate capacity to tap into and communicate with that planetary consciousness.

And such is the case, then, with Luna, the moon. Her consciousness includes mental and energetic strains from all of the entities that exist on and within herself. Beyond that, given her particular gravitational relationship with the Earth, she is especially affected by all that happens on our planet. And we here are affected in turn by all that happens within her sphere of influence.

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This is what she tells me. And beyond that, growing out of such awareness, is a more complex notion of psychology, especially in the root sense of study-of-the soul. For we are not only composite consciousnesses on the literal physical level in terms of the host of entities that cohabit our bodies, but on the psychic level as well. Long ago Plato talked about the Tripartite Soul, talking about the complicated mix of souls that make us up—often translated as the Logical, Spirited, and Appetitive souls. Our job is to find the appropriate mix and balance among the three. Freud talked about the Id, the Ego, and the Superego. And Jung sought the integration or individuation of our inner selves—the Ego, the Shadow, the Persona, the Animus and Anima, the Wise Old Man or Woman, and ultimately the Self (the composite inner and outer whole).

Closer to my own active understanding of the composite nature of the soul is the description provided by the composite entity known as Monitor (most often channeled by Harvey Grady). According to Monitor, we are made up of three souls: Our Body Soul, our Basic Soul, and our Judge Soul. Our Basic Soul is made up of our Outer Self, Male Self, Female Self, and Higher Self. The two “hitchhikers” of the Judge Soul are our Mental Judge Self and our Astral Judge Self. The two Judge Selves are defined by their recent inhabitation of the lost planet Maldek. After the calamity that destroyed their planet, they were appended to our human souls in an act of grace and challenge to growth.

Monitor on the Soul

From the book Explore With Monitor, Book 1, p. 197

The overall point Luna has to pass on here is that while we are multidimensional composite beings, we nevertheless more often than not experience this complex nature of the Self through our ego consciousness. If we can take into account the interactions of all of these dynamic selves, however, we can begin to develop a more appropriate psychology, one that is open to all of the different voices in the choir of the Self.

And just as our Ego Consciousness is often oblivious to the existence of and interactions with our various other selves, it is also most often oblivious to our constant Soul communication with the micro and macro beings of which we are a part—including the moon.

Spending this time talking with Luna helps me maintain that open and practical awareness of the Hermetic slogans: As Above, So Below and As Within, So Without. I’m being followed by a moon shadow—and it has utterly transformed who I am.

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LUNA’S CONCERT OF COSMIC RELATIONALITY

June 4, 2015

By Gabriel Hartley

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Last night I was once again woken up at 3:30 A.M. This has been the case for years now, but this trend has been especially strong during the past two weeks. During this period, when I awaken I have the clear sense that some entity or another has deliberately woken me up in order to communicate with me, and usually I have a clear idea of who it is. But last night I was picking up a swirl of several different possible communicators with no real feel for who among this company might have woken me up. So given that by this point I was wide awake, I decided just to get up and start doing my tuning-in exercises until things got clearer.

As I walked into our yoga room I couldn’t help noticing how bright the moonlight was coming in through the window and glass door, so I went up to the door and looked out at the moon. The moon, having been full the night before, was dazzlingly beautiful. I immediately felt much happier at being awoken and greeted the moon by saying, “Hi, Luna!” Luna instantly responded with her typical “Hello, Gabriel,” and I instantly knew that she had been the one who had awoken me in the first place.

After gazing through the cloudy glass for a few minutes, I heard her suggest that I step out onto the upstairs deck to look at her directly, so I did. The difference was amazing. I stood there in awe, bathed in the moonlight and the beautiful night sounds of crickets and other animals. After a moment or two, realizing that I should be getting cold standing out in the crisp night air in my bare feet, sweatpants, and T-shirt, I thought for a second that I should go back inside. But Luna suggested that I stay outside with her. “Just notice,” she argued, “how pleasurable the cold night air feels against your skin when you stop worrying about discomfort. Such discomfort is simply an idea, an expectation that comes between you and your direct experience. Now just imagine that this cold air feels just as comforting as warm sunlight.”

Surprisingly, I immediately felt a warm blush throughout my skin and realized that she was right. This air still felt cold, but such a rich tactile relationship with the night air now felt comforting, even delicious in an unexpected way. So I let the cold sweep me away into a delirious swoon as I continued to gaze up at Luna’s brilliance. “How often,” I wondered, “do we deny ourselves such rich experiences simply because our ideas predetermine us to expect discomfort?”

As I let myself sink into this tactile swoon, I realized that this was a fleshly equivalent to the sense of being bathed in the beauty of the moon’s light. The glow on all of the world before me now enveloped me in its beauty. Soon I felt the soundscape draw me into just this same warm enveloping flow, and I began to feel utterly ecstatic in this bath of cold air, bright light, and rich sound. My entire bodily sensorium was aglow.

Among the night sounds I could pick out the splashing of animals in the creek just a hundred feet away, the slight breeze rustling in the trees, the insects, the night birds, and the distant coyotes.

Then I noticed the fireflies. There were just a few, maybe four or five covering the two or three acres I could see between me and the deep woods. The fireflies stood out in their glow against the already glowing landscape, and they appeared to be lighting up in some mysteriously choreographed pattern, a form of light music playing itself out before me in the moonlight.

Then I noticed spots of light glowing from the leaves of the apple tree just twenty feet or so in front of me. I thought this was some kind of optical illusion at first, but I soon realized that the tree was in fact lighting up before me as though a string of subtle Christmas lights was slowly glowing into brightness.

And only then did I begin to see the etheric swirl of the ring of elves that were dancing their gay circle dance in the light of the moon, drawing me into their dancing energetic flow. The spirits of the sky began swirling above, the water fairies sparkling and singing in the creeks surrounding the property, the Kachinas on the ridgetop softly chanting a solemn tune, and then Luna addressed me once more:

“See what miracles open up before you when you open yourself up to their possibility! Just such a miraculous opening awaits you at Serpent Mound, where you soon will be introduced to a new class of beings whom you have not yet met.”

By this point I was completely at one with everything in the universe, everything participating in this great cosmic moonlit dance and song. And Luna continued:

“This feeling of cosmic connection is your birth right. This is your human connection to All That Is. This is your path on this beautiful planet in this beautiful solar system. You are drawn into the Earth’s rhythms just as I myself am drawn into her gravitational field, and just as I influence Gaia’s own energetic flows in return. Each thing that exists has its own gravitational force that draws all things into relation with it, just as everything else draws it into the complete array of cosmic relations. The light and the dark, the positive and the negative, the warm and the cold—all are complementary moments in this cosmic dance, this ecstatic chorus as the universe flows into unity. You are a relational being, active and acted upon in a mutual energetic swoon of the cosmos. This is your birthright and your reason for being. Blessed are you, and blessed are all beings in this divine and infinite cosmos. Sleep well and remember this night always.”

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