Sunday, 22 April 2018

2 Rabbit (Star)

Another photo by our talented friend André Eichman

The diversity of all that attracts us can overwhelm us with promise, opportunity, beauty, brilliance, splendour and bliss – it is all too much if we try to grasp.

All that glitters is not gold, and yet the sparkle of life is a reflection of divinity and is here for us to enjoy and celebrate.
 

Fortuna, by Jean Francois Armand Felix Bernard (1829–1894)

Today you can feel the promise, the pull and the attraction of opposing forms and appearances. You may hear a desperate call within you to attend to one thing and neglect another.

On 2 Days, we can feel the duality inherent in our life. The multiplicity of appealing entertainment and urgent needs is actually a reminder of how extraordinarily abundant and omnidirectional life truly is.

Focus primarily on the vortex within the centre of it all – this is the white hole that gives birth to the abundance of all that is in your life.


Today, enjoy some diversity without getting sucked into one reality tunnel.


White hole vortex. Image from Google

Saturday, 21 April 2018

1 Deer (Hand, Grasp)

Monarch of the Glen, Glencoe, by Angie Latham of Celtic Mystery
With heartfelt thanks to Angie for her kind permission to use this beautiful image

After Jaguar Timewave comes the timewave of Deer (also known as Hand, or Grasp; Manik), starting today.

In the next 13 days, the Mayan Sacred Calendar guides you in the art of control. This timewave offers us the opportunity to learn how to respond appropriately to life; to know when to hold on and when to let go.

Deer or Hand is elusive and graceful, yet deceptively strong. So begins 13 days to awaken your spiritual power and nobility.

The lesson of Deer is how to follow the ebb and flow of energies, which requires an ability to have the correct degree and balance of tension and relaxation – knowing when to hold on and when to let go. Deer are natural Daykeepers for they can respond easily and effortlessly to the rhythmic change of energies.


The Diversity of Organic Tools

Deer utilizes the diversity of organic tools at hand. Deer is fleeting and yet makes itself known; Deer knows stillness and silence, yet has great speed and vitality.

Navigate the full range of your capabilities and talents, and recognize both your masculine and your feminine traits during this timewave.

Hold, then release; hold the moment delicately and with some alertness.


Laurence lightly grasping his wand in his hand.
Photo thanks to the talented André Eichman

Friday, 20 April 2018

13 Skull

Toroid Planets, by Carey

Today you find your detachment. That which interests you and that which you own will not possess you.

Today allows for the strength of mind to cut through fears by detaching from lower-level dramas and willing yourself to transcend to a freer realm of activity.

13 is the master number of spiralling movement and growth; it is in resonance with the Lunar Cycle and is a Fibonacci number. 13 is the movement into mystery, as we
temporarily leave the orderly and rational behind. Skull is the power to cut free and start again.
 

Image from Google

Today, you have the opportunity to cut through illusion, to free the self from unnecessary attachments. The teaching of today is to recognize the aspect of the self that is free from obligation and which is uncompromising.

Although we all have to make adjustments and allowances to be part of the world, there is a line that is drawn which the world cannot cross. Your line is based on your ethics, personal axioms and, ultimately, your unique mode of being without undue sentiment…

Even if you renege a little on that which you reject now (by allowing it back into your life later), there is great strength in making an energetic stand of rejecting what you consider to be standing in the way of transformation and growth. This may include social peer group pressures.


Image from Google
Do not acquiesce to that which seems to have power over you, if it is not feeding you; yield on the surface if you really have to, but not in the core of your being.

Remember that life is forever changing and you can continually start again and free yourself from anything that is unduly compromising your essence.

The Jaguar Timewave ends today. Jaguar is a warrior of the night and is in service to the Earth goddess; Jaguar is a spirit that reveres the wild and the natural, who is able to face the darkness and flourish. Jaguar illuminates the shadow with other-dimensional light. Jaguar frees us from the sterilizing aspects of civilization.



Vitruvian Man, by Leonardo da Vinci

Thursday, 19 April 2018

12 Serpent

Power Station, Lamma Island.
Original photo by Carey, but greatly enhanced thanks to Kookie Birjukov

Understanding the importance of spending time in nature and the vitality it gives you.

Be in the natural body, connected to nature and allowing your mind and emotions to follow the energy it gives you.

And....

A day of understanding the instinctive level of reality. A day where you can connect to your own survival instinct and survival impulse. Today is a good day to recognize how the biorhythms shape our psychology and how they are interlinked with the invisible environment.
 

The snake is the manifest expression of the kundalini life force, the power to live and evolve. Serpent issues are issues of sex and power. The battle for power in the world takes place on many fronts and includes the agendas of many covert groups on Earth, but ultimately the whole drama of our evolution is part of the cosmic theatre.

Heavenly Fruits, by Vladimir Kush

We exist in a living universe and life is everywhere. Our kundalini plugs us into the cosmic drama and the evolutionary imperative of creation.

The 2012 effect is a recalibration of the Earth’s energy field. The total consciousness of the Human Species is a significant, arguably the primary component of the environment within which we move around. Our environment is the total planetary organism, as defined by the Earth’s energy and consciousness field, which interpenetrates and encompasses the electromagnetic field.


An LjL flipchart
Our task is to stay conscious and to recognize the planetary level of change. By so doing, we come into alignment with the evolutionary necessity – even a small minority of people doing so will ensure survival and growth. Awakened consciousness resonates with the evolutionary impulse and therefore acts as the conduit for the transformational impulse.

Human culture emits a frequency and the frequency needs to be upgraded. As individuals, we cannot take on the responsibility of changing the culture directly – it is overwhelming and the overt power is in the hands of lower consciousness, in particular those souls enslaved by power lust.

However, as individuals we can act as nodes and conduits – unseen by the external radars – for the energy force to flow through.

Quite simply, recognize the larger view of time and space and connect intellectually, intuitively and emotionally to the evolutionary energy of change that is unmistakable. You will then be coming into alignment with the life force currents.

Good for you, good for me, good for us all.


Gateway to Utopia, by Nele-Diel on Deviantart

[Extra message from Laurence to contemplate on 12 Serpent:]
How do we survive, grow and flourish in the maelstrom of competing powers and the seemingly overwhelming forces that control or attempt to control our lives?

We stay alert, responsive and open – connected to body and our own power, recognizing the basic need for money, but not giving our power away to anxiety.

The life force in our body is an expression of the evolutionary urge of the species; it is highly adaptable and can shed the skin of an outworn reality. Recognize your power to regenerate, value your power to reject that which does not serve you and value the power of your passion.

Today is a good day to have a clear perspective on power.


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

11 Lizard (Seed)

Image from the Center for Food Safety

Opening the doors between what are normally compartmentalized realities. A day of modification; allow new energy in.

Seed is the first stage of abundance. All plants, or animals for that matter, produce a disproportionate number of seeds; nature allows for what we call ‘waste’ by producing the seeds for new life in magnificent abundance.

The Lizard is a sophisticated absorber of the Sun and has a capacity to store sunlight. Sunlight, and the subtle energy of prana, is the pre-manifest seed of life.

Today is the 11th day of the Jaguar Timewave, which is all about an instinctive level of reality. The Jaguar prowls the shadows, the underworld and the night with a relaxed alertness, knowing that opportunity is omnipresent. 11 is the number of adaptation of form; it is the open gate, the frequency of the transparency of all form. 


Our spontaneous cat, Nougat,
surrounded by the seeds of new life on the roof terrace

Today, do not solidify your situation with rationality. Instead, be of an open mind; be flexible and spontaneous like a cat. 

In the shadow of the world, new life, light and opportunity gestate. Be confident about the true abundance of life and allow yourself to absorb.

With a playful and easy affirmative gnosis, respond to the glimpses of feeling that Life is offering you abundance.


If you feel indebted, today offers the energy for your liberation.
 


Beautiful image from Google

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

10 Foredawn (Dark House, In the House, Dark Night)

Dawn, Koh Samui, Thailand

The subtle, almost indefinable presence of the soul is ubiquitous.

The subject becomes object as you become conscious of the atmosphere. The environment you walk in is an environment of consciousness – the physical world is not solid. A good day to walk through walls.
 

Image from Google

The manifestation of the dreamlike space between the worlds

The Cosmos and the atom are mainly space, but space is an emptiness that is full.

Today, be still and face the darkness before the dawn. Look into the mystery of your life without concluding what will be.

A good day to feel the fecundity of reality. Feel the potentials without grasping and without fear; listen not to the mind, but find the dream space.
 

Space in the cell, from Google
Be the daydreamer who awaits with anticipation, for it is anticipation itself that is the goal of today. Gaze into the space in front of you and feel the space that opens up in your body.

Residing in anticipation brings you home to the soul.

Life is a Plenitude.


[Personal message first posted by Laurence on 10 Foredawn of 18 June 2010, and several times thereafter, to illustrate the texture and energy of today:]



The picture above is of Real De Catorce, Mexico, a place I visited in 1997 with no money and rather unexpectedly. After a few days of enforced semi-fasting, I had a vision of 2012* whilst sitting here at dawn, overlooking the mountains.

The town is slightly haunted. It is an ex-silver-mining town with crumbling walls and buildings and is gateway to the peyote desert. It is melancholic and beautiful; the land is wistful and so are the people.

The atmosphere of Real De Catorce at that time for me was wholly permeable and it was where I stayed at the end of a six-month trip that yielded the harvest of the Mayan experience.


Huichol Sacred Circle at Real De Catorce; image from here

[ * Note from Carey: Click here to read Laurence's poem of his vision, experienced while in the Foredawn space, of a city he came to believe was in China, and later – after we had held a number of shamanic journeying workshops there – felt sure was a vision of Guangzhou.]


Guangzhou skyline, image from Google

Monday, 16 April 2018

9 Wind [New Moon 09:57 HK time (01:57 UTC/GMT)]

Fabulous photo from Google images,
unfortunately I could not find the credit

A day of clarity. After the almost undifferentiated energy of Crocodile comes the activator energy of Wind.

9 Days are always wake-up calls on some level.


Composite by Carey
Can you hear that booming voice within you, telling you to speak or write with surety? 

Can you hear the voice from deep within you, which is a decisive, uncompromising activating force that is either welling up or surging to the surface of your psyche?

 

You remember a truth that comes from beyond time.

Today is a good day to be decisive. 


From Google

Sunday, 15 April 2018

8 Crocodile

Photos of our life here on Lamma Island:
Triple Goddess Power Station; Yung Shue Wan Bay (with a three-pronged
wind turbine in the background over the hill);
Triple Goddess Tree in Tai Peng.
Views like this provide nourishment and help us feel
'the ongoing emanation that springs from the Goddess'.

Today, 8 Crocodile, make the commitment to move into accepting who you are and feeling the nourishment that life is looking to give to you.

Nurture yourself and others. Be patient with your desire to renew your life; set a deep resolve for change that recognizes and acknowledges the reality of how ingrained your habits are.

Activities that emphasize sustenance and maintenance are in accord with the Mayan energy of the day. Practical activities that support the nourishment of your life are highlighted. Keep your life going, and feel the viscous emergence of that which is emerging.

A day of commitment to essential acceptance and trust.



Image from here


Being the Mystery
Crocodile is also the primal force that gives birth to all things. What new undifferentiated essence has been born in you? The birth of energy today is one of appreciation, lovingness, protection and care, rather than a surge forward with any goal-orientated project.

Whatever you are doing, simply appreciate the juice of life and sustain life with a sense of the slow, forward movement that emerges from the depth of your primal roots.

Feel into the mystery and recognize the ongoing emanation that springs from the Goddess.



Kuan-Yin Bodhisatva, China, 11th–12th century, painted wood.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MI

[Extra message from Laurence to contemplate on 8 Crocodile:]
Healing Superstars
One of the myths of the new age is that to heal ourselves means to rid ourselves of our stuff.

I suggest ‘healing’ actually means acceptance, accepting all the levels of one’s being. You were a child and now you have an inner child – I don’t care if you are a world leader, a guru, a political journalist or a hard-nosed scientist, that brat and/or little sweetie still lives within.

The healing is the acceptance, which then allows us to gain some detachment from the lower levels of our psyche. We do not need to be ruled by those lower levels, but we can acknowledge and accept them.


Acceptance. Image from here

Saturday, 14 April 2018

7 Flower (Sun, Lord)

Graphic by Laurence,
based on his original artwork, 'Nature Intelligence'.

Harmonic Resonance with Your Divine Light
A day of feeling the resonance with the subtle light. The frequency of light you are attuned to could come in many forms – ancestral guidance, simple radiance, a sense of power, an opening of the heart.
 

To feel resonant, keep the day as simple as possible, if you can. 

Do not be tempted to expend it all; stay sensitized and allow the natural flowering to occur and you will shine where it is appropriate.

 

A day where your divinity is empowered.

Express your sovereignty easily; be in your authority naturally.


Lotus of the Amber Desert, by Carey

Friday, 13 April 2018

6 Storm (Rain)

Tribute to Laurence by André Eichman

Ideally, dance through the day. The tension and background chaos keeps you on your toes and keeps you responsive, alert and moving into the new space of freedom that is continually opening up in front of you. 

Staying one step ahead brings you a sense of exhilaration as you recognize that you enjoy the novelty of the Storm Day. 

Respond to the deep body impulses, the consciousness within the cellular matrix, as knots within your energy field reveal themselves and then dissolve as you keep on flowing. 

Systemically cleanse the soul of concern for the world, clear the negativity, free the mind from the global drama, break free from the matrix throughout the day, acknowledge the emerging fears, darkness and negative hooks that are flying around...

Keep clearing and breaking free.


Photo thanks to Koike-san

Thursday, 12 April 2018

5 Obsidian (Obsidian Mirror, Flint)

Thank you André Eichman for this photo of Laurence

Today, stay centred in your own radiance whilst surrounded by the darkness. Find your own centre and move through the smoke as best you can. 

Though I walk through the valley of shadows…

What do we see when we look out into the world with the penetrating X-ray eyes of a cat? We see the dark agendas, the lower-spectrum frequencies – yet we know that this is just the terrain we walk through into the illuminated landscape.
 


The smoky mirror of romantic yearnings and infinite possibilities comes with the sadness of never being able to fully embody all potential.


Composite by Carey
We incarnate through a funnelling vortex. The vortex is a darkening veil of forgetfulness that spirals down to a point of light, which is the Star Gate that we pierce as the soul jumps through into the physical world.

Today, listen to the courage of your heart to look through the dark mirror and smoky veils to see the light source.

Today, more of your soul seeks to incarnate or descend into form, into the light of day.

A good day to turn obstacles into opportunity through being centred and reflecting back energy. A negative carries the seeds of a positive within it; just turn it inside out.


Image of an ancient obsidian mirror found in the north area of the
Catalhoyuk Project, Turkey, from here.
Original photo by Jason Quinlan

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

4 Earthmover

Roots on Lamma

What energy are you drawing from the Earth? What are your roots and what has taken root in your life? Survival is dependent upon connecting through the body into the Earth force.

The basic imprint of the evolutionary agenda in your life – and in Life in general – is present in this day. Life is forever changing. 

Today you can recognize how the tectonic plates of reality are constantly moving and sliding. However, the life force impulse is coherent and is underlying the shifting terrain.

Today you sense an enduring underlying interconnection. A re-occurring idea or feeling that you have had throughout your life resurfaces into your awareness. 

The 260-day pulse of the Sacred Mayan Calendar reveals the Galactic pulse on Earth.

The associations of the Gregorian Calendar, with its 24-hour clock, 7-day week and 12-month year, weave solid baskets of thought all around us. Can you walk in this contextual structure and yet also awaken to the numinous potency of the 260-day vibration? 


The City, by LjL

Create roots in the shifting context and find your own sovereign connection, whilst navigating the fluctuating social environment. The world is in high flux due to the evolutionary change we are in the midst of it; it is down to each of us to create our own foundation each and every day.

Today is a great day for synchronizing your field with your own energetic foundation.


Artwork by Douglas Blair from here

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

3 Vulture (Warrior, Owl, Turkey)

Photo thanks to André Eichman

The key phrase is ‘coming into alignment’.

A day to feel energized by your power. If you connect to the Mayan Sacred Calendar frequency today, you will feel strong and confident.

Draw upon the wisdom of the past, or your innate wisdom, to feel the move towards the centre. The central column within you carries the essence of all that you have experienced.

A day of moving towards an integrated confidence; a confidence based not on arrogance, but instead based on your own experience.

A good day to validate and reinforce that which you know. Recognize that your life experience gives you authority to be the author of your life.


There is a need to go forward with resolute strength, knowing the social terrain is uncertain, as energy is being released from all outworn structures. Fortune favours those who can keep on reconnecting to their centre on a daily basis, moving forward with Sacred Warrior attitude tempered with elasticity.


Composite image by Carey,
using various things I found on Google

We have to accept the world is in a state of massive change and that there is an air of uncertainty and fragility – and yet there is the possibility of an incremental jump forward. From this foundation of knowledge, we can find the resolve to work with the energy and we can prosper.

It is not a time to be weak or to seek excuses. Remember to continually re-find your strength on a daily basis and that personal responsibility to your sovereign calling is required. Feel the pulse that comes from within you; do not expect the social environment to be a comfort. Stay away from the mob and be your own person, for all our sakes.
 

Quiet resolve, open alertness, determination to keep coming back to the core, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep on stepping forward. Feel the force of a highly energized environment and adapt to it, and it will befriend you. Life wants change.

Photo © KNS News/Vladimir Kogan
Image from here

Monday, 9 April 2018

2 Eagle

Composite image by Carey, original image from Google

Today, dual visions compete in your soul; two futures present themselves. This is a good day to see the inherent contrast of your life, your self, your needs and your aspirations.

From Pinterest
Emotional tension can be strong today as your heart tries to reconcile your sense of the ubiquitous duality of life.

The underworld door has opened and the world has two visions – one is dystopian, the other is egalitarian abundance. Within this polarity lies creativity from the friction, but the good should win out over all.

Day 2 in every timewave is about polarity and also about relationship. The contrast of opposites helps us differentiate and gain great clarity about the whole, leading to a more conscious unity.

Hold the dual forces within you, knowing that this tension is part of the creative process.


 
Base to Heart Mandalas, by Carey


[Extra message from Laurence, first posted on 2 Eagle of 25 Feb 2011:]
As often is the case, when doing my early morning qi gong practice, birds of prey were flying overhead and one came very close this morning – I felt the resonance in my movements with the kite.

Today is a good day to see your energy externalized in the shape of a separate ‘thing’ or person and to feel the connective thread between yourself and the manifest object or life form you have drawn towards you.


Kite hovering overhead, in the hills of Lamma