This essay of mine just came out in the latest issue of Journal of Contemporary Shamanism! Here’s a PDF copy.
This essay of mine just came out in the latest issue of Journal of Contemporary Shamanism! Here’s a PDF copy.
Attune Yourself in Atonement
September 15, 2014
As you will see, part of the exercise for this line in the Song of Humanity is to encourage you to find a way to let go of your own desire to control and create the events as they unfold before you. What we are asking you to do instead is to recognize that, yes, you are a co-creator of the events that you participate in. But your co-creation involves on a very critical level your ability to let go of your desire to control.
Even when that desire is guided by higher intention, higher principles, higher goals, when you begin with those intentions, those principles, those goals, you are beginning with concepts, you are posing up front the conceptual framework within which truth might unfold for you, might show itself in the space that you could otherwise allow to open up before you. So rather than putting your concepts on the table and using them for creating a framework for controlling how you then define what else you find participating in the unfolding of truth on that table, we ask you to simply sit back and behold, to let things unfold before you in the space of acceptance and openness created when you let go of the desire to control.
This means that frequently you might find yourself believing that you are actually moving forward according to notions, concepts, goals that have been suggested to you by higher entities, your Higher Self, and that you then go on to pursue them. You might indeed be getting suggestions from a higher source, but their suggestions will rarely take the form of providing you with some conceptual term or notion to put forward as the framing mechanism for making sense of what then unfolds. Instead, what you are asked in a higher sense to do is to go with the flow, to go with what you feel opening up before you. And step-by-step following that guiding light without trying to predetermine where your destination might be, where this particular journey might lead you.
It is this opening up the space before conception, before brief recognition of concepts that guide you as principles for action, for thought, for behavior, for understanding. We instead are asking you to use this space of conception in its other sense—as a space for giving birth to new modes of creation, new modes of expansion, new modes of unfolding, for humans are in a constant state of unfolding and under-standing. And they should be standing under the display of wonder and magic that unfolds before them rather than to be posing concepts that provide the pre-determined groundwork for that apprehension of wonder.
So bring forth this message on atonement and attunement and we will continue to speak to humanity as a whole in universal terms as yet another Message to Humanity. We work with you at all stages of composition, for it is com-position, that is, bringing together, positioning together, com-posing as a mode of attaining unity.
Our last message concerned unity and the necessity for humanity to start recognizing the necessity for unity. At this point we wish to pose one more step, a step out of that field opened up by the desire for unity among humans, the unity among humans that alone can make possible an effective human interaction and community with other entities on a species level, on a planetary level. So that next step forward that we suggest is one of attunement, and we wish for you to meditate on the senses of this word that you have in English—attunement—and ultimately, in ways that we will lead you to consider as we go on, the relationship between attunement and atonement. For it is through this attuning atonement that humans can bring themselves to move forward beyond a mere concept of unity, of unification beyond the simple desire and recognition of the necessity for unification, and realize that that unification has to involve a kind of attunement.
So if we begin with the word “attunement,” and you think back to our message on unification, we suggested that each of these communications is in a sense the production of another line in what we called the Song of Humanity. And that musical reference is not incidental or accidental. It is crucial to the very feeling of understanding that we are inviting you to participate in. If you think of attunement in its musical sense, you are the orchestra preparing to sing together, to play your instruments together in a way that produces a symphony of humanity, a song of the earth in which the human voice resonates so beautifully.
When you tune in together, when you align your instruments of expression, those instruments that best allow you to express your very being in a given moment, we allow you a way to imagine how humans might consider and might enact the kind of unification we spoke of in the previous message. Imagine yourselves as the orchestra sitting down together, tuning your instruments, preparing for the greatest symphony you have ever played together in all of the existence of humanity. This is humanity’s great song, and you are tuning your instrument in order to play your part in that great musical composition.
It is through that musical composition, that alignment of resonances, that alignment of voices, that alignment of unified intention and rhythm, timbre, tone, not always seeking some simple harmonious chord but perhaps some energetic play of discord in order to emphasize what needs to be emphasized and not washed over in the simple rhythms and tones of accord. Discord is not the opposite of accord; discord is another mode of accord. It’s when you together as the orchestra, as the one unified entity, the one unified musical organism playing this song, recognize how you work together in this creation of the universe. And as you let yourself go in the performance, as you let your voice of your instrument sing forth, as you play your drum, vibrate that bow on those strings, press the keys of that wind instrument, you bring forward your own voice in the creation of attunement. And when you are attuned, then you can move on in your performance of that great Song of Humanity.
When humanity can allow itself to consciously seek this kind of attunement in which discord is another mode of accord from a higher perspective that allows for the various voices and rhythms and movements to play in and through each other, then you can begin to imagine the necessity for atonement—the atonement only made possible by the previous recognition of the necessity for attunement. Atonement only has genuine meaning when you are in tune with and seeking greater attunement with all of the universe, all of humanity, all of this planetary creation that you are yourself participating in in its unfolding.
“Atonement” is the English word these days referring to various modes of contrition and reparation where guilty parties express their sorrow and seek forgiveness. They say, “I am sorry for the pain and the suffering I might have contributed to in my previous ventures that were out of attunement with humanity’s great song. I apologize for acting out from an egocentric platform which at the time best expressed what I understood to be the most appropriate and opportune behavior or mode of expression. Yet seeing a greater overview of how all of these various voices come together in this attunement, I am sorry for imagining that my voice was more important and more pure and more to the point of truth than those others.”
It is only when we can humbly let go of our singular claim to truth that we can begin to recognize the claims of truth expressed by others. For when we can begin to recognize how the various expressions that seem so discordant might on a higher level actually be working towards a higher resolution of energies which from a limited perspective appear to be in conflict and only capable of producing conflict and pain and suffering and anger and hatred—yet pure atonement, pure expression of contrition is not satisfied by expressions of sorrow and of being sorry, but is a recognition that All are One.
Atonement is At-One-Ment. It is the recognition that at base we are all one being, one people, one expression of this total planetary being as it works itself out toward a more beautiful and harmonious expression of energies and tones. That At-One-Ment is the ultimate goal of atonement. It is not to hide in shame. It is not to use expressions of being sorry to hide behind when you haven’t in fact truly grown in your comprehension of the apparently conflicting forces at play. True atonement comes out of true attunement. When you are truly attuned to the other impulses and vibrations of your fellow human beings and, ultimately beyond them, the other entities participating with you in the Song of this planet and this universe, you are ready for a true understanding of atonement, At-One-Ment: the true unity that we spoke of in the previous message.
To repeat: that unity does not come about simply through good intention, for good intention can often unwittingly provide the framework for further conflict. You are so sure of your good intention that you are no longer capable of understanding the good intention of others. You are so sure that you have found the best possible way of making sense of and expressing the conflicting resonances of a given set of circumstances that you become convinced that you are the sole possessor of the words of truth. Atonement moves beyond that. True atonement moves beyond Ego. It’s a giving up of Ego and saying, “I am part of a larger resonance, a larger array of forces, energies, vibrations, frequencies, and only in the illusion, the Myth of Separation can I even imagine that my one voice can be true in itself.
When you can imagine all of these voices as various modes of expression of truth, however one-sided they may appear, however limited they may appear to your presumed perspective of what is appropriate and right and true, only at that point of true recognition of attunement can you move forward to the creation of atonement where all of humanity comes together and realizes that true atonement, the true At-One-Ment is acceptance. It is Love.
The saying, “Love your neighbor as yourself” is a very important step toward attunement and atonement. An even greater step in that direction is the embracing of the saying, “Love your enemy as yourself.” When you can get to the point where you can actually feel the truth of that expression from within, and from a non-egocentric position step forward into the universe where you are actively loving your enemy, then you are actively seeking attunement and atonement. It is only at that point that you can truly be sorry for your previous expressions guided by well-meaning but limited definitions of truth.
So prepare your instrument. Practice it well. For it is your mode of expression. It is your mode of excelling, of letting yourself go in the grand symphony of existence, in the great song of life, the great Song of Humanity. Become perfect at the expression of love and joy through your instrument, and tune that instrument to those of the other members of your orchestra. Then your own expression will truly resonate and truly find its place in the Song of Humanity.
Go forward seeking the peace that you know you at base are yourself. You are peace. You are love. You are attunement. You are atonement. Move forward with an open heart. Move forward into the space of creation and let the resonances unfold before you, and let your spirit be moved in that unfolding as it moves forward. Do not try to predetermine the outcome of that song. Go forward with the understanding that very beautiful and mysterious strains will find utterance through your voice in ways completely unexpected by yourself. Go sing your unexpected song of beauty. Go forward in your attunement, in your atonement, in your song of love, which is the Song of Humanity.
This is the Blue Kachina speaking to Humanity, speaking to all entities engaged in the work of furthering the development of this planet, this planet known as Gaia, this planet known as Turtle Island—this rock in the sky that you all call home, and for whom all of these energies come into concerted orchestration in order to allow for a place for your own song, your own resonance.
So as you breathe in this air of this atmosphere of this planet that you call home, recognize that you are joining in in spirit with the spirit of all, for the atmosphere is one plane on which all come together as spirit. The Sky Spirits work in this way, by helping to mobilize and orchestrate the various impulses of the various entities on this planet, in the atmosphere that makes up this planet, beneath the surface in the subterranean passages and waterways of this planet. We call and unite you all together in breathing in one breath, one unison of spirit—one spirit for one planet. And as you breathe out, your own being flows out into and joins with the being of all other entities on this planet.
We wish to speak to the issue of conflict, the issue of strife, the issue of pain and sorrow resulting from such conflict, resulting from such strife, resulting from such misunderstanding brought about by the Myth of Separation. The Myth of Separation is a particular energetic framework that has been in existence on this planet for quite some time. A lot of what can be called harm has come about as a result of this. A lot of creativity has been released as a result of this.
What we are hoping for at this point as we all join together with you is that you will recognize this Myth of Separation, recognize the accomplishments and drawbacks that have been produced under its auspices, and recognize that it is time to move on. It is time to recognize your kinship. It is time to recognize your membership in the planetary family of beings. When we speak this way, the conflicts that exist among humans appear so small and so relatively insignificant when humans are seen as one element among the many that come together as the consciousness of this planet.
When we talk of unity of purpose, unity of intention, unity of will between humans and nonhumans (fairies and elves and angels and all kinds of elemental beings throughout the various levels of the planet), one might imagine that such interspecies cooperation should appear to be more difficult than bringing conflicting groups of humans together for any such purpose. And yet the reality so often is that people tend to imagine finding the grounds for unifying all humans to be much more difficult than finding the ground for unifying humans and nonhumans.
Humanity at this moment is coming to a very important point of recognition. Humans at this point are ready to step out of the Myth of Separation that keeps one human separated from another. It is this unity of purpose on the human plane that we draw your attention to and that we ask you to concentrate on and meditate on, to direct energy towards, for it is in such energetic conscious meditation that you can change the vibration of the planet. You can change the resonance of your heart and you can bring the resonances of the various groups of the human being into a particular conversation, into a particular orchestration, and when humans—no matter how diverse, no matter how separated by war, by greed, by fanaticism, by single-mindedness—begin to recognize the unity that exists among themselves, then they start to resonate differently. They start to move forward with a very different sense of purpose and a very different sense of relationship.
When humans start to recognize that there is one human family, no matter how diverse its origins and its modes of expression, this unity of family becomes real. It becomes an actual expression of a unified resonance from out of the hearts of all humans. Eventually, as more and more humans become aware of the power of their own heart resonance and become aware of the power of joining in unison the resonance of each individual heart, those more resistant hearts are affected. You can see this in a heightening of hysterical attitude and behavior, where certain long-standing assumptions about how the world is organized, how people within that world should operate, are now challenged, where the grounds of everyday awareness are falling beneath their feet and they no longer know where they stand on a particular issue, no longer know where they should direct their energies, their intentions, their love, their anger, their fear, their joy, their sorrow.
What we come to speak of today, in other words, is the very real possibility of a bringing together of all humanity into a singular purpose and focus.
It is this faith in such a possibility that allows for it to flourish.
It is going forward, despite the evidence to the contrary—the continuing wars, the continuing bloodshed, the continuing lies and justifications.
It is going forward beyond the continuing separations, beyond the devotion to separation.
It is in challenging the claims to priority, to originality, to special nature and special dispensation—it is by challenging all of these Myths of Separation with messages of connection, with messages of heart, by saying, “Don’t you realize how we are all one being? Don’t you realize how we all come from one source, this very planet that we have chosen to participate in during this lifetime?”
This is a message concerning the consciousness of union, the consciousness of bringing all of humanity together as a family, as a unity, as a being capable of relating to the untold number of other beings, other entities on this planet.
When humans come together in a united purpose, in a united heart, then there will be a dramatic shift in the energy of the entire planet. When humans learn that they are all brothers and sisters to one another, they will then be able to recognize their kinship to those who are not human. For some people, this kinship to that beyond the human is easier to grasp than kinship within the human family. It is easier to identify with the animal kingdom than with the various warring nation states on this planet, the various spiritual traditions transformed into warring institutions. For others, there is an even greater sense of alienation in relation to the natural world, and certainly in relation to what is often referred to as the supernatural world.
So in line with the previous messages (see the Blue Kachina Messages to Humanity #1 and #2), we bring forward yet another slogan, you might say, another line in the Song of Humanity that we are hoping to compose together with you. Just as we spoke of grounding yourself in the traditions and the energies that most sustain and excite you, and just as we talked about freeing yourself by embracing your shadow, we now ask that you love yourselves in allowing yourself to imagine another world, another way of being, another way of resonating together in unity. It is especially in times of great conflict that such a message is all the more important. It is in the midst of the sound of missiles soaring through the air and exploding around you that your song of unity has all the more purpose and necessity.
So we call on you to recognize this loving nature as a core principle of human identity itself in loving unity. This is a key element of what it means to be human. Humans have come to this planet in order to foster and develop their capacity for love. And in this loving unity they can best resonate with the other elements, elementals, the planet.
So go forward in peace, in love, in unity of purpose, grounded in that which excites you, freed by the embracing of your shadow, and unified in the love that defines you as a species.
Thank you for listening. Thank you for your song in the universe.
[This message was channeled by Gabriel Hartley in Athens, Ohio on September 12, 2014.]
September 1, 2014
People, welcome. We are the Kachinas.
It is good that you have with consciousness and faith and integrity moved forward with the project of Planetary development. Do not blame yourself over matters such as “lost” or “wasted” time, for that is not of importance here. What is important is the path that you take, the path you follow, and the clarity that you attain in this project.
You are letting go of karmic encumbrances that have been keeping you stalled. But do not imagine that such stalling is simply a waste of time. This stalling has been in many ways beneficial in the sense that it has allowed and indeed forced you to become aware of these karmic blockages, these karmic possibilities, and to use them as the karmic possibilities that they are to spur you to further growth, to spur you to further development along your path. And you have had to do this in order to achieve clarity and the vibratory status that will make you best capable of carrying out this purpose.
When you achieve that vibratory state, which all of these various forces who have contacted you have emphasized and have worked with you on, when you achieve the vibratory state necessary for making clear, consistent, and conscientious contact with other beings, you are capable of aligning yourself with their vibratory rate because yours is clearer, yours is purer and more consistent with your Higher Self, your Higher Being, your Higher Path.
So rest assured that you are and have been on the right path; that you have been clearing the obstacles that have kept you from being able to do the work that you are able to do at this moment. You have the qualities, of course, to make this possible in the abstract, in utero, so to speak, that you are ready to give birth to your new self who is ready to let go of the karmic encumbrances that have held you back so long. Happy Birthday, then, in that sense, Humanity!
And let’s continue.
Message to Humanity #2
As we suggested in the previous Message to Humanity [#1], one of the necessities for stepping out on this path and for carrying out the goals and the purposes for the Planetary achievement is the cleansing and the clearing of karmic factors that inhibit your utmost possibility—the vibratory state and condition necessary for optimal connection to other beings, when the Human Being remains bound up in vibratory frequencies that are frustrated by karmic inheritances—fears, anger, ego, and the like.
At those times the Human Being is far less capable of achieving the clarity of vibration necessary for the communications that he or she is capable of. So it is our suggestion, as we suggested in the previous message, that you find those qualities within yourself that resonate with the ground of your being, that resonate with what makes you feel optimally vibrant and joyful and clear and functional. For as you allow those elements, those activities, those thought processes to work within your total system and your total being, your total personality, you are then clearing the way for the development of the vibratory personality that can best do the work that you are now seeking to do.
You have come to this planet for exactly this purpose. Those of you hearing or reading these words at this moment have come to this planet for this reason. And as is common with the Human Being, you have come with a lot of work to do on yourself in order to make you better capable of carrying out this project.
Some of you will turn to meditational practices of various kinds that will allow you to train your consciousness, your field of attention, your clarity of thought and in the process will stimulate the development and clarification of your chakra system and the various energetic points—the nadis, and other etheric, astral, and mental energy points connected to your chakra system, and through this engagement in energizing, you bring your various bodies into a more productive and harmonious alignment with one another so that ultimately the physical body, the etheric body, the astral body, the mental body, and ultimately the causal body work in concert, in unity of purpose, and in unity of vibration.
All in existence registers a particular vibratory pattern, a particular sounding tone, a particular graphic quality that identifies and individualizes it and makes it distinct from all other patterns of energy. Each personality of each human being works in the same way and gives off particular tonal resonance that other entities recognize and are either drawn to or repelled by.
It is not your goal to seek the unification of all entities at this point in the development of the cosmos, but the harmonious arrangement of intention and activity with those entities who are best qualified to work with you as you go forward in this project of helping the Planetary Being attain its highest state. So each individual has particular work to do, individual work to do to make a space for them as the unique register of forces that they are.
As individuals move forward on this path, as they achieve the clarity they are seeking, as they begin to recognize the qualities of other human beings, of other entities of all sorts, and realize with whom they may harmonize and those with whom they might not, they are better able to ground themselves in the qualities of their very being that make them most capable of benefitting the planetary design.
Frequently you will find yourself frustrated on the path. You will find that a particular activity that seemed so simple to you on the previous day is now so difficult. This is because each day brings a new arrangement of forces of energies, of planetary arrangements and alignments, of configurations of beings and entities who come, who go, who make choices, change their minds, and as you experience this just as you do with other human beings, as you experience this with the host of entities you are contacting and are contacted by, you will realize that on some days things seem to go quite well while on others they appear to go less well.
What we ask of you at this point is that you neither judge yourselves nor judge others on the days that things seem to go less well, but to recognize that those are days that best call you on your own resources to develop an understanding of how it is that you respond to various impulses, trajectories, triggers, and so on. And as you become more familiar in recognizing the vibratory signatures of those particular combinations of powers and how they impact your energy body, your mental structure, your own vibration, you can better develop strategies for more appropriately dealing with those complexes as they arise. You can develop mnemonic devices of a sort, of an energetic and bodily sort wherein, for instance, you say, “Oh, that particular uncomfortable feeling in the solar plexus—I remember that that occurs when I am confronted with a particular past-life set of energies and dispositions that are no longer serving yet which still hold sway in my total soul complex and have an impact on my personality.”
These fear complexes, these resistances, these moments of doubt, of anguish, of shame, of pain are moments of Shadow Work—moments where you have the opportunity to recognize what it is that you carry with you in the shadows of your being that still have an impact on how you resonate as an individual being. And when you become conscious of these, you can address them. You can embrace them as what has brought you to the place where you are at now and as energies that are bound in certain patterns that can be recognized, appreciated, and released. This is the goal of Shadow Work: to recognize, appreciate, and release the energies that keep you bound to ancient primal patterns that no longer serve your best interests as you go forward now.
For each of these knots, so to speak, of energy contains a vast store of energetic resources that you can turn to benefit your being, to benefit your plan, to benefit your purpose and your path—so embrace the fears, recognize their sources, acknowledge that there is no longer reason to fear, and let those energies be directed towards a more conscious and directed purpose. In the end you will find that you have a vocabulary, so to speak, of physical experiences, of energetic knots in your body that are calling on you to recognize certain energetic complexes and resistances, and you can develop a variety of ways of coping with, of opening up and embracing and releasing these energies so that you can learn who you are in your deepest self and allow all of those aspects of yourself to work themselves out to their fullest.
The fears are there for a reason. There are things to fear! And fear is a survival mechanism. But it is the karmic fears that keep you bound to habitual patterns that no longer help you, no longer serve to protect you, that can be turned around to a more productive pattern of consciousness and direction.
We will have much more to say about this Shadow Work, but in closing let us reiterate that if you ground yourselves in the very nature of your being, those resonances that are natural to you and that lead you to joy and excitation, happiness, and fulfillment, they will give you the energy to deal with those knots of resistances that are bound in your body and help you to balance them out. This is not a message of hedonism and simple gratification of the physical body. This is a recipe for expansion. This is a recipe for fulfillment. This is a recognition of the self-liberating potential of the human body to speak to your consciousness and to allow you to recognize how these various knots, karmic variations, keep you frozen in place.
It is your time to be free. It is your time to grow. It is your time to let that inner vibration reach its natural song and allow you to harmonize with the Song of Creation.
Go forward in peace. Go forward in happiness. Go forward in the release of energy that you make possible for yourselves in accepting who it is you really are.
[This message was channeled by Gabriel Hartley in Athens, Ohio on September 1, 2014.]
August 29, 2014
I am the Blue Kachina, and I speak to humanity now with great urgency. But this declaration of urgency is not meant to cause fear or panic; it is not meant to trigger you into various kinds of anxieties and disturbing excitements of emotion. The excitations towards which I am working, the ones I am hoping to trigger within you, are those of Joy, the excitations of Love, the excitations of the feeling of connection to something larger than yourselves—a sense that has been lost in much of the world of the present day for Humanity.
There are ultimate consequences, of course, to not heeding these suggestions, but moving forward on a path of fear allows for influences in the ways you perceive the world around you that are not necessarily helpful as you go forward and make the connections you need to make with those Beings and Entities who are here to join with you. Not all of the Beings here are here in order to help you. They are here to frustrate you. But when you begin a journey expecting frustration, then you will certainly find what you seek. If you begin a journey grounded in your own sense of Self, in your own continuity of being, your integrity of your connection with your Higher Purpose through your Higher Self, then you can rest assured that the Beings who come to you and who resonate with your own sense of well-being are the ones you are designed to speak to, the ones with whom you came back to this planet to meet with, to work with, to celebrate with, to sing with, to create joy with.
So breathe deeply, all of you Humans taking this step forward in the Path of Light, in the Path of Love, in the Path of Transcendence out of the pit of despair, out of the pit of pain and unhappiness that has characterized so much of Human Existence. For this is only one pale side, one shadow side of Humanity. There are many joys in the long train of human experience that are not recorded as distinctly as are the pains and the sorrows. But you can find those traces of joy, and you can feel their resonances as you dive into your own Heart Being.
For this is a message of the Heart, of Being within the Heart Space that makes you what you are as a Human species. And we mean this generally, for there are many different types of Humans, many different species, in fact— subspecies and so on—that go under the name of Human. But again, this is not information designed to disturb, to frighten, to cause anxiety, but instead to allow you to recognize the multiplicity of the threads, the inputs, the influences that have gone into the pool of experiences and energies that have come to be called the Human Being. And it is from this variety, this great diversity of experiences and energies that Humans can flourish with such complexity, with such color in the array of expression of the ultimate Divine principle in the Cosmos at the Heart of each of you. As you walk forward out of your Hearts, you walk forward expressing the All that Is, the One that all participates in and that all expresses. For you are all part of one larger energy, one larger principle, and each of you in your own way has your own unique, particular colorful, beautiful way of expressing the nature of this One behind All.
So I, the Blue Kachina, speak to you, all of Humanity, at this point in order to ask you to do the work that you need to do, should you feel called on this Path, this Path of the Heart that will allow you to re-engage the experiences of Divine Glory that are your birthright. The energies of the Planet, of the Universe, of the Cosmos that you have experienced in so many ways before and that now can flourish in you as you rise to recognize your true Inner Selves and move forward with the determination to allow yourself to fulfill your own Inner Being, your own Principles.
I am in no way suggesting when I use words such as “Destiny” and “Fulfillment” that you do not have choice, that you do not have free will, that you do not at every moment of your existence have a decision to make that allows you to deal with the complexity of your experience. What I am suggesting, rather, is that there is a coherent principle at the very Heart of your Being that you recognize, and that when you, in your full comfort with yourself, understand lies deep within you, deep within your Soul Path and the chain of experiences that have gone into the informing of the development of the information that makes up the Soul Journey that you are, then you can move forward with a sense of trust, with a sense of openness, with a sense of mission as you fulfill your potential. For it is Potential that we mean here in terms of Destiny. You are destined to engage with your deepest elements of Self. How that engagement culminates is very much due to the choices you make as you follow this path.
So we ask you to look to the various traditions that ground you, that allow you to clarify the energies within your Being, to seek those forces that inspire you, that are closest to your heart and that allow the greatest parts of yourselves to express themselves in the clearest way. And when you have achieved this grounding and this clarity, this sense of Self, then you are capable of engaging in the work of communicating and cooperating with the multitude of Beings that are here in their own excitement, their own fulfillment of Being as they themselves seek the Higher Development of Existence and, more specifically, of the Planetary Being—this planet you call Earth, that you call Gaia, that you call Turtle Island.
This is home. This is your space in the sky. Treat it well. Learn its resonances, and you will recognize how deeply they resonate within your own Being, your own Heart.
Go forward in peace and in confidence.
[This message was channeled by Gabriel Hartley in Athens, Ohio on August 29, 2014.]
August 29, 2014
One of the very important things I am learning from the Blue Kachina right now is that humanity is uniquely positioned today to achieve our greatest fulfillment of self if we so choose. What this means, moreover, is that fulfillment can and even must come from ourselves. In other words, this is not a time for us to be waiting for some Messianic force to drop from the skies and save us from our sins and sufferings. We ourselves are the key to our own fulfillment as human beings. Only through our own choices and actions may we fully develop our inner Heart capacities that will best express our inner potential, our Highest Being. This is not a time for Messiahs, in other words, unless by Messiah we mean our inner selves—each of us seeking our full flowering into the greatest expression of our inner beauty and capabilities as we seek higher union with all beings on our planet and throughout the cosmos.
Perhaps most ironically or perplexingly is the fact that we must not seek a new Messiah in the coming of the Blue Kachina. The Blue Kachina has suggested that, beginning with the closing pages of Frank Waters’s Book of the Hopi, the general depiction of the Blue Star Kachina Prophecy has tended to be interpreted through the Western Messiah paradigm based on the Second-Coming-of-Christ motif. For a people acculturated in stories from the Bible that inform our very sense of human history and destiny, any new story of seeming salvation from a being from the stars will almost automatically be read as a new version of the post-apocalyptic End of the World presumably predicted in the Book of Revelations.
Even when the likelihood of the mistranslation of the Greek scriptures is taken into account and we recognize that what Jesus actually talked about was the End of the Aeon, the End of an Age, and not some ultimate End of the World, we today in the West are still prone to read these epochal shifts as being led by some great archetypal Messianic figure who will serve as the individual representative of humanity as a whole. Whether we are talking about final ends or epochal transitions, we still tend to see such large super-historical events as the result of some heroic figure leading us out of our own darkness and despair.
The point that the Blue Kachina is stressing is that each person individually, and ultimately humanity as a whole, must seek our own inner fulfillment. What is meant here by fulfillment is that each of us, as the depositories of aeons of soul experience and karmic transmission, comes into this world with inner potentials waiting for their development. It is up to each of us to find how we might foster the best development of our own soul potentials under whatever circumstances we find ourselves in—circumstances that might in fact be of our own choosing before entering this life specifically as the challenge in the face of which we might best meet our fullest capacities.
While there is indeed an entity who goes by the name of the Blue Kachina and who provides knowledge and guidance, the Prophecy of the Blue Star Kachina might better be understood as a prescription for self-development under the guiding principles and energetic harmonics of the Blue Kachina, as well as many other beings devoted to human and planetary fulfillment. In a sense we can see ourselves collectively as the Blue Star Kachina of the Hopi Prophecy as described by Waters once we begin to seek those qualities within ourselves that best fulfill our own Blue Star nature. By Blue Star nature I am led to understand that potential within each of us to achieve our highest possible inner evolution in accordance with the principles of cosmic harmony being presented by the Blue Kachina, the Hathors, and many other beings with similar missions.
To better explain how we ourselves could be the Blue Star Kachina in this sense, let me speak to some similar circumstances of what could be called group fulfillment of individual identity. My first example comes from an experience I had in the early 1990s while I was an English professor at Ohio State University. One day around noon as I was walking along High Street in order to get lunch at one of the little restaurants right off campus I was approached by a group of young men holding out something for me to take. My immediate assumption was that they were handing me a flier of some sort. But to my surprise and confusion, what they actually handed me was a miniature menorah along with instructions for proper use of it.
Later that day I asked a Jewish friend and colleague of mine what the purpose of such a gift might be, and her answer was that these young men were young Jews hoping to hasten the coming of the Messiah. She described them as fundamentalists, literalists who were seeking to enact a popular Jewish saying that states, “On the day that all Jews light the menorah, the Messiah will come.” These young men were hoping to encourage all Jews they met to light their own menorahs with the hope that eventually on one particular day all Jews would do so. On that day, then, the Messiah would come.
My friend went on to explain that for more liberally-minded Reform Jews, not so given to such literal interpretations of scriptures and sayings, the saying “On the day that all Jews light the menorah, the Messiah will come” can better be understood figuratively and collectively. What this means is that on that miraculous day on which all Jews actually fulfill their spiritual path and light their menorahs—each and every one of them—the Messiah will have come in and as that very act. In other words, this collective act of obedience and devotion would not usher in the arrival of a being who as an individual would be the Messiah. Instead this very collective act itself—the collective devotional act of all Jews in unison—would itself be the Messiah! The Messiah, then, is not to be thought of as an individual savior who will come to rescue everyone but rather everyone together when they act in unity of purpose. That moment of unity of devotional purpose is the very condition that the Messiah as individual would have ushered in. In this case, the united collectivity of Jews themselves enters into this higher state of being and thereby creates on the spot their own salvation.
My frequent meditations on the mechanics of this collective fulfillment of symbolic individuality in time led me in a moment of inspiration to recognize an analogous situation in terms of Christianity. (I was in fact attempting to make a point to my students at Ohio University about Martin Heidegger’s own meditations on the function of the Temple-space within the ancient Greek temple, which further illustrates the universality of this logic of collective substantiation of Messianic identity—although he would never have used those exact terms.) I found myself for some unknown reason quoting the statement of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew in which he says, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” I explained this in the same terms as the menorah example, namely, that on a literalist level we might imagine two or three people gathering together in Jesus’s name and then his sudden miraculous appearance to them there. But if we follow the performative logic of the Reform Jews’ understanding of the menorah lighting and the Messiah, what Jesus is saying is that it is the coming together in my name that is itself the manifestation of Christ being. Christ here is the result of an action that comes to characterize that action itself.
Another lesser-known example from the Christian texts is in the Gospel of Thomas, saying 77, in which Jesus says, “It is I who am the light (that presides) over all. It is I who am the All: it is from me that the All has come, and to me that the All goes. Split a piece of wood: I am there. Lift a stone, and you (plural you) will find me there.” Jesus here is the particular manifestation of the All, the One whose indeterminate universality is mediated and particularized by Jesus. But again it is important not to simply read this on its most literal level, wherein Jesus claims to be the All and that therefore all (including sticks and stones) find themselves in Him and Him in themselves. The performative logic we have examined before suggests rather that it is in the splitting of the wood and in the lifting of the stone that Jesus can be found—not as a material or spiritual constituent of the stick or stone but as that communal spiritual nature that becomes manifested in plural actions guided by spiritual intention. In other words, when we lift a stone, our act of lifting makes us like Christ, for in this act we recognize before we even begin that the All is in all. Our act of splitting makes us like Christ, again because such actions are carried out in the foreknowledge of the divine unity of all existence. These acts are devotional acknowledgements of this knowledge and ritual re-enactments of the moment of Creation itself. We find the Christ Being in our devotional actions, not in some external entity who blesses us for performing those actions. We are Christ when we consciously and ceremonially perform such actions of re-creation.
Just so, we are the Blue Kachina when we consciously engage in the ceremonial creation of the conditions of global transformation that would bring about the coming of the Blue Star Kachina and the shift from the Fourth World to the Fifth. For what characterizes the condition of a humanity who has evolved enough to enter into the Fifth World is exactly the activities we must at this moment carry out to ensure such a transformation. Like the Jewish Messiah which we are on the day that every Jew lights the menorah; like the Christ Being which we are each time we gather together in his name to split wood and lift stones; so are we the Blue Star Kachina when we seek to align ourselves to the vibrational register that best synchronizes with the shift of the Planetary Being from one World to the next.
So to return to the comments made by the Blue Kachina: The fulfillment of the Prophecy of the Blue Star Kachina lies not in our waiting for his appearance as he dances in the plaza but in our own dancing as the Blue Star Kachina. We are the savior we have been waiting for. What this also means is that the “we” spoken of here must be seen as a global, universal we. This is not the time for the non-Hopi seekers of the Blue Star Kachina to imagine that one particular tribal entity might function as our universal saviors. Such cultural fetishism leaves us bound to the idolatry of literalism that underlies all fundamentalist expressions of divine being. When we have properly prepared ourselves for our assigned task as a united humanity, then one day we will very likely see the Blue Star Kachina’s appearance as the manifestation of our own collective intention and loving communion with all beings dancing on this planet.
March 30, 2014
Yesterday, just as the day before, the Kachinas gave me more information concerning the Smoky Mirror, as they call it. What they are referring to—at least in terms of my own experience—is the smoky mist that fills the landscape when I enter into the Etheric mode of vision. Whenever a spirit guide asks me to go into my Etheric vision, my field of vision fills with this smoky mist.
The first time I was conscious of this phenomenon was in December 2010 just before New Year’s Eve. I had just returned to Athens from Christmas in Kansas and, more significantly, my first trip to Crestone, Colorado. Given the life-altering impact of that Crestone experience (which I will describe elsewhere), I was still pretty high in the multidimensional plane when I returned with my family to Athens. I was guided to go immediately to Stroud’s Run, despite the fact that it would soon be turning dark so late in the Winter afternoon.
When I arrived at Stroud’s Run I immediately heard an owl calling and was asked to go to the owl. When I arrived at the spot where the owl had been calling from it was now completely dark. But I knew I had been called there for a reason, so I stayed and began tuning in to the earth spirit energy, despite the fact that I had felt the presence of disturbing spirits on my hike to this lakeside spot. I was years later to realize that this “disturbing” spirit energy was actually the energetic signature of Elf presence, but I could only interpret such energy at this time as ghostly and spooky. In any case, as I tuned in to the earth spirit energy, the air surrounding me and the hill I was facing began to fill with a smoky light. The air was literally glowing in the darkness as I felt myself drawn more deeply into the landscape. I was told that I was facing a Fairy Portal and that this was an initiation of sorts.
The important point here is that this same smoky glow in the atmosphere has now become the clarifying element of my visual experience as I enter into the Etheric mode of seeing. This is true whether it is a bright sunny day or the middle of the dark night. Now the Kachinas told me that this glowing mist is what the ancient Mesoamericans referred to as the Smoky Mirror. I took this information in during the first mention of it two days ago but did not in any way understand what this might mean. How, after all, could smoke-filled air be compared to a mirror? If this experience is in some way a mirror, where is my own reflection? Not knowing the answer, I nevertheless continued in this misty atmosphere for the next hour or so as I wandered from one sacred spot to another in our forest, engaging with the attendant spirits of each location as I saw them materialize in the mist.
I was led through exactly the same itinerary yesterday, beginning with the Third Portal (whose attendant spirits are the Kachinas themselves) to the Mother Tree in the Elf Circle to the Sacred Mound and finally on to the Sacred Well. The attendant spirits of the Sacred Well are, not surprisingly, Water Fairies, and these Fairies, accompanied by the Kachinas, led me each day through a deep and elaborate meditation on my developing understanding of and work with the water energy systems of the planet.
During yesterday’s water system meditation-grounding, the Kachinas again told me that I was enveloped in the Smoky Mirror. Confused as ever, I asked them then how this experience could be called a mirror when what I saw was a thick luminescence but nothing resembling my own reflection in that scene before me. The Kachinas said, “What you see is the world as reflected in a dimension that is the effect of your own reflecting power.” This did not help me much in getting their point, so they continued by explaining, “What you see is from the perspective of your own eyes. Your eyes themselves are the plane of the mirror. You are seeing from the other side of the mirror. This, in other words, is the world seen from the other side of that reflective plane. You yourself are the reflective surface of the mirror.”
Suddenly everything made sense. My own eyes are the reflective glass of the mirror, and the shift that occurs in my visual field is the result of this shift into a reflective mode of vision. As I began to recognize the import of their words (and the energy accompanying the words themselves), I was reminded of the meditative slogan or mantra they had given me the day before: “Let the Earth’s Inner Sun shine through your heart.”
And now I see that this is, at least in part, the source of the illumination that fills the experiential space before me when I enter into the Etheric mode of seeing. The light of that Inner Sun shines out from my heart, and its reflecting rays illuminate the world before me. These rays fill the space before me with light and thus appear as the smoky mist that alters the visual medium in such a way that the spiritual dimension of the world before our eyes becomes perceptible. In this way I—and every other being entering into this sacred energetic exchange—function as the Blue Star Kachina, the reflective plane that allows for the shining of the Earth’s Inner Sun, the Blue Star, to shine in the world as a light of revelation. In this process, under the tutelage of the Kachinas, we ignite our own Kachina capacity.
What this suggests, by extension, is that the prophecy of the coming Blue Star Kachina, like that of the Second Coming of Christ, does not refer to the coming of a single individual identified as the Blue Star Kachina or the returned Christ. What it refers to instead is the fact that once we as a collective agency enter into our own Kachina or Christ being, we then are the Blue Star Kachina Christ that shines as the manifestation of this elevation of our collective spirit.