Category Archives: Shadow Work

Spring Equinox with Quetzalcoatl

March 20, 2016 — By Gabriel Hartley

I woke up around 4:30 this morning and was immediately bathing in the rush of excitement from my recent revelations concerning the role of Quetzalcoatl in this Age of Transition. After tossing and turning for about a half hour, I finally got up and did my yoga and pranayama exercises in order to be primed for the communication session I knew was about to unfold. And as I had intuited, as I dropped deeper and deeper into the other-worldly swoon of my pranayama sequence, I was contacted by Quetzalcoatl.

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This communicative event began with very intense and releasing energy rushes that surged throughout my body. My entire being was being flushed and primed for this influx of new energy, and every cell in my body was scintillating. Then, after simple welcoming (warming up) words, Quetzalcoatl began speaking in a more directed manner as He-She led me through this introduction.

He-She first drew my attention to the rising sun (which still at this point at 6:51 A.M. has not really begun to light up the Eastern horizon—although it is very cloudy here in Southeastern Ohio this morning). I mentioned that I was facing westward, and He-She told me that I could draw my attention to that which lies behind me just as well as anything lying before me. In fact, He-She continued, this reversed direction of attention was perfect for the message I was receiving. And that message concerns the New Dawn of Quetzalcoatl.

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For over a century now we have known that we are in a New Age of transition and growth. We are passing from one major period of planetary development—the Age of Pisces—into the New Age of Aquarius. And the herald of this New Dawn is Quetzalcoatl, the figure who embodies opposites. Quetzalcoatl, after all, is the feathered serpent. As feathered, He-She embodies the energy of the Bird Kingdom, the Bird Tribes as they soar through the heavens. As serpent, He-She embodies our chthonic relationship to Coatlicue, the serpent woman, our Earth Mother who is also the Mother of our deep awakening as we pass through the confrontation with our Shadow Self in the Underworld. In this way He-She embodies the dragon aspect of our being. Quetzalcoatl embodies all primary opposition: Light-Dark, Male-Female, Heavens-Earth, Black-White, Night-Day, and so—significantly—the Dawn of the New Day.

This New Day is the day of alignment, balance, reconciliation, and unity. The various systems of opposition that have kept us prisoners in a battle of differences are breaking down as the Planetary Soul learns to synthesize these oppositions into unities. This alchemical unity of opposites provides us with a new energy that can drive us into the future and take us out of our Illusion of Separation as we enter into this consciousness of cosmic unity. This is the New Dawn of Quetzalcoatl.

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He-She then reminded me that today is the Spring Equinox, the day of Balance in the annual transition from Winter to Summer. This is the season of rebirth, of Easter, of renewal and hope. How appropriate, He-She exclaimed, that you make my acquaintance on such a propitious day just at the moment when the new day is dawning!

So I welcome this new year of growth and higher consciousness in this new relationship I have been welcomed into with Quetzalcoatl.

Jacob-Becoming-Israel and the Divine Syzygy: An Inner Manifestation

March 2, 2016

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One of the most profound spiritual experiences I have had took place on Monday, February 29, 2016 as I drove from Athens, Ohio to Topeka, Kansas to see my daughter Tori. As I was driving on I-70 in eastern Indiana I was moved to speak with Samuel, my High Self. Samuel instructed me to begin a conversation with Jacob, my Male Self, so I did.

I don’t remember much now from the early parts of this communication, but at a crucial moment my Female Self, Esther, began speaking. The surprising thing was that she was speaking in English, which she almost never does. She usually uses her ancient language that I speak so frequently now. Esther began addressing Jacob by announcing that the time had come for him to accept his true inner nature, which meant accepting his transformation from Jacob to Israel. She then began chanting in a wonderful sing-song way, “You are Israel—accept your true nature! You are Israel—accept your true nature!”

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Initially Jacob was both flattered and a little disturbed to be called on for such a transformation. He has known for some time now that his moment was coming soon, but he had never imagined that it would take this form of accepting a new identity, and especially not the identity of Israel. Given his strong condemnation of the colonizing behaviors of the state of Israel and the earlier American manifestations of such Biblical imperialism, not to mention the brutal relations between the early nation and its neighbors in the Bible,  Jacob was not predisposed to take on such an identity.

But the remarkable thing was how beautiful the new identity felt, not just to Jacob but to all of my inner selves and to me as a total personality. Jacob, in utter ecstasy, began chanting, “I am Israel! I am a child of God! O am Israel! I am a child of God!” This ecstatic acceptance of this newly-revealed identity filled my entire being with warm light. I believe that I was actually glowing as I soared across the highway of Indiana, deeper into the magical plains of the Mississippi Valley.

Esther and Israel joined together in a new ecstatic union, which increased the ecstatic glowing and the musical round of heavenly song. I could hear angels singing all around me as I was filled with pure joy.

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In response to my lingering questions about the brutal nature of the nation of Israel in ancient and in modern days, I was told that the true meaning of the Biblical Israel’s transformation from Jacob had been the marriage between humanity and the Planetary Being. The “Land of Israel” did not refer simply to the place commonly referred to as the Holy Land but to the planet as a whole. Israel was being instructed in his role as avatar for humanity in this newfound sense of being at home, this new atonement between humankind and the Earth. This was never meant as a covenant between a single tribe on a single plot of land but as a unification of the human with Gaia. My recognition of this human-planetary unity filled me with even more ecstatic energy.

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I was then urged to remember the moment in the movie version of The Da Vinci Code when the main character revealed the meaning behind the two triangles that make up the Star of David, the downward-pointing triangle representing the female womb and the upward-pointing one representing the male phallus, with the unity of the two signifying the divine unity of the Female and Male Principles. My new experience of the unity of Esther and Israel represents just such a cosmic unity of male and female within myself, a unity that promises great changes in my social being. In fact, this newfound unity within myself as symbolized by the united triangles of the Star of David revealed yet another transformative element for me: the “Star of David,” a universal symbol that pre-existed its association with the Jews of Israel for thousands of years, was originally known as the Star of Gabriel as well as many other names. This, then, is my star, my sacred image that is to guide my mediations for some time to come.

The oddest part of all of this is how much sense it all makes and how healed and transformed I feel as a result. I am truly blessed to receive this new understanding and to be grounded in this unity of humanity and Gaia as a divine syzygy.

Discipline—Teachings from Callador, Elfin Representative

May 20, 2015

[The following words from Callador were channeled by Gabriel Hartley following a middle-of-the-night instruction.]

chakra fireThere are times when you feel as though all of the progress you have made over the years has suddenly gone and disappeared. These can be times of despair, when you feel the backslide, as they say, “from Grace to Perdition.” But despair not. The light of the Divine ever shines within you and is available at a moment’s notice.

What many beings forget from time to time is that all beings go through cycles of ebb and flow, of high and low, of light and dark, of flame and spark. But the tiniest spark is simply a glimmer of the eternal flame that warms and enlightens your being.

The key at such moments of despair is to remember your discipline. Now the word discipline tends to conjure up images of austerity and self-flagellation. But discipline is simply a return to source. Discipline is the reassurance that once you regain your focus, your previous progress rises up in an instant and glows before the world.

As a concrete and practical example of what discipline means for you, you have your own particular set of practices that help to orient you and get you in the spirit, so to speak. For instance, you might have a warm-up practice of breathing exercises (pranayamas) that help to open up your chakra system and your visionary capabilities and allow you to enter into your usual meditative and visionary state. In your case in particular, Gabriel, you have been given the Kyy Breath pranayama practice, and this has proven to work wonders for you and Anna as you enter into your usual visionary states.

On a practical level, then, what I mean by discipline is returning to the practices that help you return to source. You need no painful or tedious Spartan regime unless such a regime suits your needs and your temperament. You simply need to do what always works well. Even at your lowest moments, the simple act of breathing in or chanting or visualizing is all that is necessary to clear the blocks and to allow you to open up once more.

More often than not such blocks are simply intellectual concepts and fears. “Oh Lord, I am not worthy!” These despairing concepts emanate from those aspects of yourself that are most unstable or uncomfortable with changes in your psychic status quo. But the simplest way to take control over your psychic status quo is to return to your source, return to your rejuvenating practice, return to your discipline.

A guide to a deeper understanding of the notion of discipline comes from meditating on the word’s etymology. What are the roots and source concepts that inhere in the term? While the medieval Christian uses of the term involved connotations of chastisement, suffering, and punishment, you will see that the Latin sense of the term referred to instruction, learning, and knowledge.

The root of the word is disciple, and this sense is much closer to what I have in mind. The Latin discipulus means “pupil, student, follower,” from discere, to learn. And notice the words’ resonances with the term discern. Through this resonance discipline comes from disciple, the student capable of discernment, the capacity of being able to distinguish the rays of connection and separation in a moment of perception.

etymologySo discipline is simply the act of entering into the bodily, intellectual, and spiritual mood necessary for the igniting of chakra fires capable of illuminating the objects of our visionary experiences. And once one enters into such a state, all despair and doubts vanish.

Kachina Message to Humanity #2

Free Yourself By Embracing Your Shadow

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.

green spiralYou 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.

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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.

autumn_vibrationAt 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.

knotsFor 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.]