It’s not magic: Spiritual Healing at Awakenings 11:11 | The NC Triad’s altweekly

Christen McMakin leaned in to listen to a guest’s request as her hands moved over rows of small boxes, each filled with various crystals. They paused and partially covered the sky hue of blue kyanite, as she recited the symbolism of each stone from memory.

Small labels on each box indicated the name and intended use of iridescent labradorite, or a rose quartz obelisk. Smoothed out green opal shined with a mossy color, while black spots broke up the sap green of kambaba jasper like bubbles in a pot of boiling water.

She defined every bit of the rainbow before her.

Her booth, along with other vendors of handmade goods and energy readers, drew crowds on Saturday at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem for the Awakenings 11:11 Metaphysical and Healing Fair. Tinamarie Heckman of Spirit Connections organized the festival that tours the Carolinas tying together many facets of paganism, Wicca or new age spirituality, and to bring them to a wider audience.

“My whole thing in life is to bring people together,” Heckman said.

Heckman describes herself as a psychic and spiritual medium. She began frequenting similar festivals as a vendor, but she wanted to encourage community building and emotional healing in her own way. After three years of bouncing around the region, she watched the circuit grow from small audiences to crowds of hundreds of people. Heckman pointed to the friendliness of the creators and spiritual readers that hold people’s attention.

Chelsea Cathey, co-founder of intuitive guidance company Entwined with Light, sat with card decks of her own creation, stacked into pyramids. Each one holds inspirational messages that Cathey worked for years to develop.

Cathey asks the person across the small table from her to shuffle the deck. Then she flips over five cards with cobalt backs, each revealing simple positivity. “Be amazing,” one reads. “Be patient,” another instructs. The cards read like a motivational speaker to their audience. She says her whole product line is intended to provide comfort, rather than give definitive answers about the future.

“No matter what you get here, it’s all about your intention,” Cathey says.

Many of the practitioners of Awakenings 11:11 emphasized the power of intention and focus. Even including the numbers 11:11 in the name of the fair references a common time to make wishes or a symbol of angels. Visitors and vendors alike each use similar products for different things. Cathey found that one person keeps a deck at their workplace and draws a single card when stressed, while another would flip over ten cards and meditate on the symbols each morning. Shannon Burns of Soul & Ginger agreed that though the practices differ, the habits offer routine and self-empowerment.

“There’s no magic in the products I make,” Burns said, “but the magic is in your consistency.”

Burns began her candle business as a sort of self-care ritual. She infused soy wax and coconut oil with herbs and crystals to create meditation tools. Like bath bombs, the products fill the surrounding space with natural relaxing scents.

She picks up a small candle and removes the silver cap, each with a sticker holding a reaffirmation on top. The scent of pineapple and sage escapes as she displays the pastel yellow wax, and she explains that this was how she got started. Transparent quartz — a stone symbolizing clearing negative energy — lies nearby the wick.

She grins while describing each filled candle in glass bowls and each wickless wax melt.

“We just like to stay lit around here,” She laughed. “Literally.”

Two circles of booths keep a steady cycle of people wandering, browsing over spirit readings and pendulums. For some, the fair serves as a build-your-own spiritual spa day.

Heckman thinks the natural element of many practices drives their popularity. She prefers to showcase the handmade rather than the mass-produced items that sometimes fall into the realm of appropriation.

Heckman feels the festivals allow for conversations about alternative spiritualities, whether the people have a lot of experience in the area or have just found them.

“It’s all an interchanging of energies,” Heckman says.

Saturn And Pluto Align: Endings, Rebirths, Awakenings, And More

Saturn and Pluto have the reputation of being the darkest, deepest, most intense planets in our solar system.

They are known to bring change, transformation, endings, rebirths, awakenings, limitations, and more. So, when these two cosmic giants come together, it definitely makes for an interesting recipe.

Saturn and Pluto align every 34-38 years, so it is not completely abnormal, but the last time these two aligned in Capricorn was hundreds of years ago, so in that sense, this energy is not one that we have ever experienced.

This alignment of Pluto and Saturn actually happens on and will affect the entire year. In fact, 2020 is filled with powerful and potent cosmic alignments, which really signals that it will be a transformative and perhaps even life-altering year for us all.

Huge shifts are expected on a global level, and the closest taste we can get to understanding what shifts may be in store is happening right now in April 2019.

This is because both Saturn and Pluto are hovering about 3 degrees away from each other. This is the closest they will get before they both turn retrograde at the end of the month and go their own separate ways.

When they both finally move out of retrograde, it will take until December 2019 to get as close as they are right now. Then a few weeks later, on January 12, 2020 they will sync up perfectly and we will all be showered in the full expression and potential of their energy.

Right now in April 2019, as Saturn and Pluto are a few degrees away from each other, we are going to be a given a small taste of what’s to come.

See if you can identify any themes or patterns in your life and pay close attention to what happens around when Pluto goes retrograde and when Saturn goes retrograde.

After these planets go retrograde, we are going to get a little breather and it won’t be until the end of the year that we will start feeling a sense of what these two planets are working and building towards.

In order to understand the Saturn-Pluto alignment or conjunction, as it’s called in astrology, we have to understand what Saturn and Pluto have been working on while in the sign of Capricorn.

Saturn in Capricorn

Saturn has been in Capricorn since December 2017. Saturn loves being in Capricorn! It is its ruling sign and where it feels most at home. While in Capricorn, Saturn can exude its fullest potential and we can receive beams of pure Saturn energy to guide our way.

Saturn is all about taking responsibility for our lives, for our destiny, and for our past. Whenever Saturn stops by, he wants to make sure we have done our homework and are living up to our fullest potential. Sometimes, the only way Saturn can evoke these lessons within us is by showing us a little tough love, imposing restrictions, or making us feel the weight of our actions.

Saturn does this to help us grow, to help us shine, and to help us move on to that next level. A perfect way to summarize the energy of Saturn comes from the poet Rumi- “if you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?” This seems to be Saturn’s mantra.

On a global level, Saturn in Capricorn has been putting weight on the banking system, political systems, big corporations, and other government structures to ensure everyone is paying the toll and doing things right.

Saturn is all about law and order, so if things have been slipping through the cracks, Saturn will pull them up and write the ticket. Saturn will continue working in Capricorn until December 2020.

Pluto in Capricorn

Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008. Pluto moves slowly and really takes its time to ensure that no stone is left unturned, which is why it spends over a decade in a particular sign.

Pluto’s ruling sign is watery Scorpio, so earthy Capricorn is a bit of an abrasive sign for Pluto to rest in. Having said that, Pluto has the knack of making itself at home wherever it lands, and has earned itself the reputation of being Lord of the Underworld.

No matter where Pluto needs to travel, the Lord has its networks and tunnels in order to escape into the darkness. While this conjures an ominous image, Pluto is not to be feared. In fact, Pluto is one of the most enlightened planets we have and is all about transformation, awakening, healing our shadow side, and death and rebirth.

Whenever Pluto is active, it means the time has come to restructure our lives. The time has come to burn the things that no longer serve us and rise from the ashes.

On a global level, Pluto in Capricorn has also been putting pressure on the banking systems, big corporations, and the government. Part of its job while in Capricorn is to rework things and to transform things that are not aligned with authenticity.

Pluto is also very connected to power. People in power and the idea of power is up for some transformation and revamping under the spell of Pluto.

Pluto’s work is ultimately very spiritual in nature. Pluto works on the inner self, the shadow self, and on the depths of our soul. Pluto helps us to keep digging deeper in order to find our strength, peel back the layers, and step into our authentic power.

Pluto will remain in Capricorn until 2024, and will not return until the year 2254, so the impression it leaves will be long-lasting.

Can you imagine what conversations both Pluto and Saturn will have when they meet up in Capricorn?

Both of them seem focused on banking, government, business, law and order, and the like, but they also carry a deeper message and essence as well.

On a soul level, on an intuitive level, Saturn and Pluto are coming together to be reborn. They too are undergoing their own rebirthing process and are moving to a higher level and a higher expression and frequency.

Both of these planets aligning are going to create a cosmic storm of sorts. This storm is going to force us to rise up and claim responsibility for our lives, for our decisions, and for the way in which we are running the world.

Under the intense energy of Pluto and Saturn, the curtain is going to be pulled back and we are going to see the chaos of our ways. We are also going to be forced to take responsibility for our collective actions and the contributions we have been making or not making.

In the past, when Saturn and Pluto have aligned we have seen everything from recessions to wars, to depressions, and revolutions. All of these, while challenging, gave birth to a new way, and every single time, we rebuilt ourselves and found a new strength.

Saturn and Pluto is nothing to fear, but it is definitely something that will be interesting to watch.

This alignment is at its closest in April 2019, so perhaps you will start to see just a glimmer of what is to come, or what tensions are being built that will ultimately give rise to the powerful lessons that this alignment will bring.

Pluto and Saturn are going to help all of us to awaken. They are going to help all of us to rework the structure of our lives.

This energy is going to give us new air to breathe and new way to consider. We are going to have to do things differently, we are going to have to change our values, we are going to have to pivot as a society.

This alignment has been a long time in the works. There are so many moving parts and moving pieces, but the world as we know it is going to shift and we are going to be given the opportunity to change the way we have been dealing with money and power.

All of us are going to be given the opportunity to shed and rise up. All of us are going to be given the opportunity to release our limitations and rebirth them into something new. All of us are going to be given a new power and a new strength.

We are preparing for this alignment from now. We are being prepped and guided on the deepest levels of our soul. Your soul knew this was coming, and wanted to be a part of this new unfolding of energy.

Right now, we all have to continue working to raise our consciousness to ensure that when Pluto and Saturn align, the sparkles they rain down are able to work their magic at the highest vibration.

Recommended: Prepare For An Energetic Shift As Saturn And Pluto Get Ready To Align – Everything Is Changing!

This was originally published by Forever Conscious.

Multiple Awakenings in Many Parallel Worlds Are Possible | The New Divine Humanity

Each level of thoughts and emotions match the current world experience and perception of reality you exist in. It is through this filter of frequency that life flows through you.

When a parallel world shifts takes place, it feels seamless, as the new set of thoughts and emotions at a different level of frequency, match the level of the parallel world one has shifted into.

The initiations underway are not recognized by the current filter of thoughts and emotions you are existing in. The initiations penetrate all levels of co existing parallel world versions of you, as well as all levels of perceptions throughout your consciousness and subconscious, here on Earth.

The newness recognized and your relationship to it, is a monumental force of consciousness, you have access to.

This recognition of a new way of being, that is now penetrating and infiltrating your perceptions, are the new levels of consciousness participating at a new level of frequency through the new thoughts and emotions flowing through you.

As you go through these initiations and portals of alchemy, all experiences of reality change. The amount of parallel world shifts to be consciously experienced are as varied as your experience through them.

Desiring a new level, beyond what you are experiencing, is a futile attempt at an escape of ~ what is. Rather acceptance and conscious participation through awareness  of what flows through you in all moments, is key in conscious participation in multiple initiations and parallel world transitions.

The consciousness of light transmitting this, exists throughout the many universes, as the tool of transference of frequency, initiates all that are ready.

Through this transference is the resonance of light frequency, that as Earth began its incarnation journey of experience, initiated you into the birthing of newness.

As this light penetrates all matter and states of consciousness, multiple awakenings in many parallel worlds are possible as the transitions through the initiations and portals of consciousness, know not of limitation.

Vibrating in miraculous synchronicity always, the moments you are embracing, awaken light to light.

We are with you now as we initiate all matter as resonating light consciousness. Throughout all the ages, worlds and ancient Earth time beginnings, present always, were the keys that unlock the codes of awareness through you.

In the golden light penetrating, God creation glory, lays the seed held in love, birthing the new dawn and its awakened dream, held for aeons, in the heart of the forevermore, rising Sun.

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GALACTIC AWAKENINGS (18-20 December 2018)

Yesterday and today have been particularly intense as the Sun has been conjunct the Galactic Center (27 Sagittarius) whilst squaring Chiron (27 Pisces), trining Uranus (28 Aries) – and making aspects to a bunch of other asteroids.

In this video I focus more so on the energy of awakening that is coming through and ways to handle that experience as a human being.

It´s something to be experienced rather than analyzed.

The thing to take home from all this is that we are being guided into a deeper alignment with Truth. At the human level, each truth may look different. But from the cosmic perspective, it all coheres – it becomes One.

Hence, the colour spectrum. 

Humility will go a long way at this time as there is so much to be learned and un-learned.

Especially when it comes to our collective attitudes surrounding healing, wounding, repeating karmic cycles and punitive attitudes towards what a ´spiritual´ being must look like.

Uranus will be making sure that opportunities to awaken to a deeper truth will come about. Allow the lesson to be gracefully received. But remember that sometimes it comes in a disruptive manner. Be open to seeing the blessing either way.

People will reveal their true colours at this time. Even if they´re not what you´d like them to be, remember that there is a larger Cosmic Plan. And that will take time to reveal itself.

It takes all colours to make up the rainbow spectrum.

In short:

Breathe. Ground. Align with your Guides. Listen. Allow. Release. Absorb. Release. Repeat.

We´ve got a very intense Solstice coming up, so pay attention 


Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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