Letters from Camp #4

beamsinfogNever Too Late to Start

I prayed about whether I was being guided to commit to a training program that most likely would take years to complete. After all, I’m not feeling too much like a Spring chicken these days. Bones creak. I grunt when I get out of the car after driving for a few hours, and it takes me a few steps to loosen back up.

But I am feeling strongly impressed to start walking down this road, and being one who knows that Spirit – my Spirit Guides in particular – understand better than my little personality-Self what is for my highest and greatest good. With a heavy sigh, I make arrangements to attend my first week-long Seminary.

The sigh is not for the information I may glean from the classes, it is for the time and effort it will take to get ready for the trip: the planning, the packing, the loading, the driving, the unloading, the change in time zones, the sleep pattern disruptions…It is really going to take me out of my routine, and so – though I won’t like it very much – it is probably about time for a little routine-disrupting. I learned a few decades ago that the more I can vary my routine, the less likely I am to fall into the density of the consensus reality most people live in.

This time around, I give myself ample time to properly prepare, and this relieves a lot of the stress I sometimes feel when getting ready for a road trip. Fast forward to the week of classes. I am sitting in a class, and somehow the conversation turns to learning, and how when we commit to mediumship, we are best served by continuing to study to improve our knowledge through education and training whenever possible. The message was: there is always more to learn.

An older man is sitting in the class. I notice him because he obviously has more miles on his physical vehicle than I do. He listens intently, and makes the comment that sometimes he wonders if his continued efforts even matter due to his advanced age. The teacher responds by saying that someone once told her that they continue to study not for advancement in THIS life, but in preparation for the NEXT one.

Though this comment was directed at him, it resonated deeply with me, as well. I know now that I will never be too old to be learning about Spirit and the things of Spirit. It is NOT in vain, because it is not for this life,but rather the next, for indeed my Soul is eternal even though this body may not be. Thank you, dear man, for asking that question. I very much needed to hear that message, too. And isn’t that how Spirit works after all? We will all get what we need, even when we don’t know we need it!

Always listen to your heart. The wisdom of your heart is the connection to your authentic power – the true home of your Spirit.                                                                ~Angie Karan

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Letters from Camp #2

Camp Chesterfield Sign

Meeting Solomon and Charlie

When I went to explore Camp Chesterfield in July of 2016, I went with some hesitation. My past experiences with Spiritualist Camps in particular, and Spiritualist Churches in general have been – well, mixed is the best word to use.

When I was first reawakened almost 30 years ago, Spirit led me into a tiny Spiritualist church on the West Coast, but based on later experiences in other Spiritualist organizations, you wouldn’t know it was a Spiritualist Church. There was a healing service and a message giving time, but both blended into the regular Sunday service. The founder of this little church was a tiny powerhouse of a woman (supported by her delightful husband Jim) with cornflower blue eyes that – with one glance – could pierce you to your very core. Her name was Beulah. I don’t think it was an accident that one of the meanings for this name is ‘lady-boss’. She certainly was the center around which that church revolved.

There is a whole magnificent teaching story with this Master, but I will save that for some other time. The point of mentioning this church was the sense of welcome and warmth I felt when I stepped into this small, close-knit community. Almost a generation’s worth of years later, I walked into a large well-established Spiritualist church and barely made it to the end of the service. I left, trembling, and decided that was not the place for me. I’ve never been back.

I won’t mention the OTHER Camp I visited that left me disillusioned about all things Spiritualist. There have been some changes there since last I worked there, and I am sure they have been only for the better. When I left there, I left feeling that perhaps this Spiritualism thing was not for me in any form. Yet I kept finding myself on Spiritualist websites (mostly English – as in England – ones). Well, when would I ever have the resources to study in England? Probably never, to be honest here.

Then came the repeated hints (I now understand they were coming from my Dr Teacher) to give the ‘sunflower philosophy’ one more chance. This year, 2016, was the time to do that. I recently moved to a state that put me within a comfortable day’s drive of Camp Chesterfield, so the travel obstacle was removed. I discovered they offer a training program that I can participate in according to my means and time schedule. That provides an incentive to explore in that direction.

I took things slowly. I enrolled for a weekend workshop with someone whose books I’d read and enjoyed. I enjoyed the grounds and the overall atmosphere of the place. (Notice I didn’t use the obvious phrase: I really liked the ‘Spirit’ of the place.)

But this Letter is about exactly that: the Spirit of the place. I had the most intense experience while in that brief workshop. The workshop leader guided us through a relaxation/grounding meditation, and then said that now we would have the opportunity to meet one of our Spirit guides, the one we most needed to connect with according to our current place on our spiritual journey.

I’ve never had such a physical reaction to the presence of anyone in Spirit, except for the times when crossed-over loved ones hit me in the heart with the intensity of their love and it makes me want to cry. I have ‘seen’ Spirit guides and loved ones clairvoyantly and ‘heard’ them speak clairaudiently, but rarely have the communications been so clear as they were this day, in this place.

He stood directly in front of me, eyes blazing. Robed and carrying a staff, he just worked with the energy of my 3rd chakra, my heart chakra, my throat, my 3rd eye and my temples as well. I felt all of this in my physical body during the brief meditation. When we came back from the guided meditation, it took me awhile to come back to normal, waking life self. I proceeded to do a sketch of this being, and as I worked, I heard the name Solomon. Right after I finished the drawing, I concentrated on coming back to normal awareness.

In the process of ‘coming back down’, I saw very clearly a smiling red-haired, slightly balding, short-statured man. With this image, I heard the name ‘Charlie’. What the heck? I thought. Who the heck is this Charlie fellow? Is he someone’s crossed-over loved one? Sometimes I see them clearly enough to draw them. No one claimed him. For no apparent reason, I heard an old hymn in my head while I sketched Charlie. I filed that away, too.

Later that day, I had a reading with the workshop facilitator. I wanted to experience her process. Towards the end of the reading, she mentioned the name Charlie and tried to place him as one of my relatives in Spirit. the problem is, I don’t HAVE a relative named Charlie in Spirit. When I said so, she just replied ‘Well, I’ll just leave you with that, then.’ I left a bit confused, but knew that the mention of Charlie was something I needed to pay attention to.

Later that evening, there was an All-Medium Message service in the Chapel. I thought the extra donation would be worth the experience, so I went. Messages were flying to people all around me, and some were getting more than one. I was curious as to whether anyone was going to come to me. The demonstrations were drawing to a close. There was only one medium left, and she was going to do flower messages. The hymn chosen to introduce her was the same song I’d heard in my head earlier that day.

OK. NOW I’m paying attention. Then she asked anyone who had not yet received a message to raise their hands. Up went my hand. I told Spirit in my head which flowers I wanted them to impress her to choose for me so that I could know she was for real listening to Spirit. The vase began to empty. Then she reached for the flowers I had chosen for myself. She pulled them out, and gave a message to someone else. ‘Bummer,’ I thought.

She gave another couple of messages before she turned to me. She reached for the flowers from the vase, and struggled to free them. All of them started – and kept – trying to come out in a clump. Even she made the comment that they were fighting her. Inside, I smiled. Spirit was letting me know they TRIED to impress her to pull those particular flowers for me. She literally had to use both hands to wrestle the ones she’d chosen for me from the vase.

I don’t remember the exact words she first spoke to me, but it had to do with my willingness to Serve Spirit. Then, as she was winding down, she mentioned Charlie. Here it was AGAIN. When things come to me in threes, I pay very close attention, especially when they are so close in time. OK. So I don’t have a loved one in Spirit named Charlie, but someone named Charlie is definitely trying to get my attention!

I went home with a lot of questions but knowing that, as always, when I am supposed to know something, I will. I have been living with the knowledge that the Universe does not waste energy. I will know what I need to know WHEN I need to know it, and not a moment sooner.

I’d been sensing for months that I was in the middle of what can only be termed a second awakening on the level of that re-awakening I’d experienced in my 30s. And now, with this trip to Camp Chesterfield, came the awareness that this sense was on track. I could hardly wait for what would be coming next.

Life is a series of awakenings.                                                                      ~Swami Mukeiji

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A Whole Lot of Waking Going On

The New Earth

“The New Earth” – Original acrylic by Julia Marie.(c)2015

Are you feeling fed up, irritable, confused, stymied, stuck, anxious, unable to sleep or sleeping too much? Are you unable to explain why you are feeling impatient or uncomfortable? Are you eating all kinds of junk food lately? Do you have this unshakable feeling that something is going on, but you can’t articulate what that ‘something’ is? Are you having problems even remembering what day it is?

Well, if it’s any comfort, you are not alone. This post is a long-overdue Energy Report that will give you an overview of what is happening, and why you might respond to the pressure of the surging waves of cosmic energy that are bombarding our planet at this time.

Earth, the solar system, and our galaxy came into alignment with the center of the Universe at the end of 2012. For years leading up to this date, December 21, 2012, the prevailing view was that we would achieve a certain critical mass and ‘ascend’ into a totally new experience of what its like to live in incarnation. Then we woke up the next morning to life as we knew it, unchanged. Or was it?

Take a moment now to review the past few years. Are you a different person than you were in 2012? Probably. Have you experienced noticeable shifts in your perspective? Do you feel things more intensely? Are you beginning to understand that there is more to ‘reality’ than your 3D experience?

The waves of electromagnetic and cosmic frequencies that have been increasing in strength and number since 2012 are affecting our physical reality. We have been receiving bursts of these energies in the form of solar flares and gamma rays for thousands of years, but since the end of 2012, they have been increasing.

Research shows solar flares are connected to things such as a pattern of an increase in violence and a downshift in the stock market 1-3 days after such a flare hits our planet. (After years of showing a decline, violence rates in the United States suddenly surged in 2015.)These magnetic waves negatively affect every living organism on the Earth. When the Sun has a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), humans are more likely to be affected in a positive way. CMEs are energy explosions of protons and electrons (according to NASA), which leads to an experience of peace and calmness. So those times when you move from one extreme to another may not  all be in your imagination, it could be your physical response to these incoming energies.

Our evolution is linked to the Sun. The wave of gamma energy from the Galactic Center that reached our planet (peaking in late September but lasting through early 2016) is a bringer of change. This energy brings a clear message: change is permanent. We won’t ever be able to go back to the way it was.

In the 1980s, Russian scientist Dr. Peter Gariaev did some research in how light, sound and frequency interacts with human DNA. They discovered that  DNA is able to absorb and emit light in the form of photons. Our DNA acts as conduits through which information is transmitted outside of space and time. We are being bombarded with tremendous waves of this light energy, causing our very DNA to activate, and for increasing numbers of our species to Awaken.

We are now witnessing – and experiencing – the accelerated awakening of humanity. The generation living on Earth holds the key to the future of mankind. This has been prophesied by indigenous people worldwide. We have come to the end of a 225 million year journey around the Galactic Center and are in the transition period as we move into the next grand cycle of 225 million years.

Our physical bodies are challenged to integrate and assimilate these energies, and anything we can to do work with these energies will make the transition easier. We have the power to choose how we will experience these energy shifts. We can support the changes to our DNA by exposing ourselves to higher vibration via the food we eat, the thoughts we have, the music and movies and TV we watch. We can be more mindful and grateful for our life experiences. We can make an effort to find an opportunity to commit a random act of kindness (no matter how small) each day.

Rest when tired. Power nap if necessary, and try not to overextend yourselves. Take care of yourself. There is no sense in resisting this change. The planet is Ascending, and so are you.

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What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.                                                                                                          ~Jane Goodall

“Asleep.” “Awake.” “Aware.” Descriptors of Levels of Consciousness.

Because It Bears Repeating

Amazing, when she's asleep, she's goodness per...

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This was one of the most important teachings I was given when my spiritual awakening took place in 1987-89. (No, awakening usually doesn’t happen overnight. I’ve learned to never say ‘never’…)    I wrote about this concept in Part III of The Planet is Ascending and So are You Series from February 2012.  I wanted to set out some basic principles that describe my point of view, so people who wanted to, could better understand my writings here.

What I found out, looking back now, is that some really important concepts are buried in those longer articles.  So I am going to give some of them a makeover and present them to you again.

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Day Two Dawns

This whole working with your dreams thing caught me by surprise. It seems that, simply by opening my awareness to another part of my consciousness, I’ve somehow pushed the “accelerate” button. After over two decades on my path, working each day to the best of my ability to hear, understand and follow what Spirit would have me do, I am taken into the classroom for my next level of education.

sanctuary-bellomegaDay two dawns, and I awaken early, slip on my shoes, and go for a walk to breathe in the peace and quiet of the grounds. Crow calls to me from the trees again. “Good morning, brother crow.” Thank you for letting me know you are here with me.

I make my way back to the cabin, and get ready for the rest of my day. I wonder where I will journey today?

On the morning of this day, we journey to the Magic Market in the  place of Lost and Found Souls. The crow theme appears in an interesting form this day. The objective of the exercise is to travel to the market, get past the Guardian at the Gate, wander through the market until we find the stand, stall or tent that contains all the items from our childhood, from our early life. We are then to choose one item to work with which is the key to open another gate.

I think to myself that it’s going to be interesting to see what part of my soul is ready to be found today. I anticipate it would be a part from this incarnation, or at least this dimension. I am wrong.

The moment I began the journey, I see myself in a different form. I am a tall (even taller than I physically am this lifetime) slender woman with pale alabaster skin, long black hair and people who escort me everywhere. This day, I  wear a midnight blue – almost black – dress and a floor-length cape of black feathers with an accent of cobalt blue feathers near the bottom edge. I also have a headdress of some sort made of feathers, mostly the same cobalt blue as on the cape, but with some long black feathers mixed in.
Some bodyguards/servants are with me.

The Gatekeeper is expecting me. He bows, and holds his hand to his heart. He greets me with a certain term of respect and holds the door open for me. As I move through the market, I point at various items. The guards/servants show the items to me. All the other people in the market make way for me, but I am not aware of it. I focus on my search.

Nothing from my current childhood is in the large, gymnasium-sized room that I know is my childhood space. I do see a flash of myself at about 3 years of age, this incarnation, while in this room. As I wander through the room, I am drawn to the left wing of a dove.

As I hold the wing, I wonder if it is ‘right’. I get the sense from this aspect of myself that it is. In that moment, I am both parts at once. The horse appears the moment I decide on using the wing. The horse also has wings. The horse’ color starts out black, changes to red, then to white. Each stair step or dimensional shift changes the color of the horse. I jump on its back and fling my long cape over its flanks. I ride side saddle because I’m wearing the long dress. By the time I get to the level, I’m wearing a dark blue-black body suit under the cape when I swing myself off the horse.

Holding the wing, I stride straight to the ‘palace’. I go inside and see my father there, sitting on a throne, waiting for me. He looks like an ancient Melchizedek with long white hair and beard and piercing blue eyes. He wears a plain white robe with a simple crown on his head.

I step forward and show him the dove wing. I ask him ‘What can I do to have peace?’

He takes the wing from me and smiles. Using his mind, he says ‘Come here…’

I fling off the cape, take off the headdress, and move to sit on the floor beside the throne, resting my head on his knees. He strokes my hair, soothing me, and tells me it won’t be too much longer, that I must be strong. He gives me a gift to take back with me, then waves his hand at me and tells me to go spend a few moments in the Great Hall. All the same dignitaries that were there when I left long ago are still present. I greet them and hug them, and too soon realize it’s time to go.

I prepare myself to leave, and everybody in the hall releases a pink butterfly from their hearts and the butterflies surround me. I swoop through the pink cloud with a golden net and capture at least seven of them to bring back with me.

I take the butterflies and the gift and make my way back the way I came.

Coming out of the journey was difficult. I did not want to return to this world, but I knew I had to. There were some other journeys this day, one of which was another Egyptian-themed one. By the end of the day, I am worn out. We head back to the cabin after dinner and sleep comes early. I fall into the most amazing experience I’ve had while in the dream world in at least 30 years.

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If you do not do something with your dreams, you will not dream well. ~Huichol Shaman

Grand Cross August 25th, 2013

image of a whirling galaxy of stars

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I recently received an email from a friend, and it had a message about a Grand Sextile that would be appearing in the heavens with a peak on August 25th. I was excited about this, but couldn’t remember reading or hearing anything about this in July when I was doing research for the August Energy Report. Besides, there had been a transitory one of these formations on July 29th, and to have another follow so close merited some research.

What I discovered when I compared notes of people better versed in all the star stuff than I am is this: there is not a Grand Sextile (Star of David formation) peaking on August 25th, but there is a Cardinal Grand Cross that started influencing our world around the 20th of this month, so that is why I’m writing about the Grand Cross instead of the Grand Sextile (which isn’t, really, unless one bends the astrological rules concerning the orb of a couple of the heavenly players to make things fit. Jupiter and Pluto are not in the right places for a true Grand Sextile).

The Grand Cross involves Venus opposite Uranus, Jupiter opposite Pluto. This August’s Grand Cross will be the first in a series of five which will happen in the next few months (the last being in early 2014). Venus is the first planet that will move through the formation, then Mercury will come through in September, then the Sun in October, and Mars will make two passes through, one in December into January 2014 when it is direct and again in April 2014 when Mars is retrograde.

Think of the next few months as a transformational parade as each lends its energies to this process.

I do note here that all levels of interaction are represented and energized in this formation: Universal, global, community, and individual. This is also a Cardinal Grand Cross, as it occurs in the four Cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. The Cardinal signs are the leaders, the initiators.

medicinewheelThe Medicine Wheel has as its framework a cross which is the structure around which the energies revolve. The planets that make up this particular cross bring a unique blend of energies into play. This Grand Cross will be intense as it has the energies of Uranus and Pluto (currently engaged in a “square” dance of their own) interacting with Jupiter, the social planet and Venus, the personal planet.

Mars (back left), Mercury (back right), Moon (...Jupiter shakes the foundations. Uranus brings sudden, unexpected change. Pluto transforms that which no longer serves us by bringing to light what is hidden. Venus softens the hard edges of this process.

The message of this Grand Cross series is BALANCE. One arm of the cross is Uranus and Venus: Mind versus heart, sudden shock versus flowing softness. The other arm is Jupiter and Pluto: Light versus dark, expansion and release.

So how can we make the best use of this energetic gift from the Heavens? Flow with where the energies lead us. Balance is the key here. We must be willing to flow with all of the energies, not just some of them.

Resistance is futile, or at the very least, can be painful. Remember, the energy will ebb and flow, will rise and fall. Sometimes you will be moving more in harmony with it than at other times. Be patient and forgiving with yourself.

This cross is about the continuing transformation of our experience from caterpillar to butterfly. We are at the stage now where some are ready to emerge, but now begins the struggle to break free of the constricting cocoon that confines us.

Open yourself to the possibility that is your highest potential. Welcome the support of the Universe as you move through this time. Know that it is a process, and that you will be more successful on some days than on others.

August 25 in particular will provide an extremely potent energetic support for collective meditation. Whatever we, together, intend will shift the frequency field of the planet in that direction. The energy of this Grand Cross will supercharge the energy of revolutionary transformation, especially in the areas of relationships and creativity.

The energy of this first Cross of the series will continue to influence things until          August 30th.

The call to Wake Up has sounded. Can you hear it? The trajectory of our collective experience will depend upon how and to what extent our individual and collective consciousness awakens, and how quickly we come to full awareness. We are, indeed, all in this together.

You have to light your own lamp. You have to know the miniature Universe that you yourself are. ~ Banani Ray

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