Peter Tongue ~ inSIGHTS
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The first few days of August correspond with the Cross Quarter Day of Lughnasadh, the mid-point between Summer Solstice and the Fall Equinox. This is a time of celebrating the first harvest, particularly of the fruits and early crops. It is also a time of playful games in the Sun - not so much in competition, but just for the fun of it - like playful lion cubs. So have some fun in the sun this month and enjoy this vibrant time!
This month's episode of From Shambles to Shambala is dedicated to the Siddhi of Intoxication! As the 56th Gene Key was being illuminated on July 20th (our 4th episode's release date on YouTube), we thought we'd have some fun with it. The shadow is Distraction, the gift, Enrichment, and the Siddhi, Intoxication. People with this Gene Key tend to have an infectious, intoxicating laugh - watch to the end for some good ones! Subscribe to the channel here.
Retreats & Gatherings
No Retreats this month - stay tuned for September!
Zia and I are now offering in-person and distance healing sessions to anyone interested locally or globally. Zia is still offering Medicine Walks locally.
My Gene Keys Consulting sessions are still available through Zoom, Skype, or over the phone.
Monday and Thursday Meditations
We are now meeting in person on Monday and Thursday with a limit of ten people on each occasion, and we are continuing the long distance zoom room connection, coordinating with the Monday night meditation at 6:30 pm Pacific. The zoom room meditation is open to anyone who wishes to attend from around the globe. You can find out about this week's meditation here. Please send an e-mail to email@example.com for further information.
No radio shows this month.
Here is the replay from Patty Malek's Soul Talk radio show last month which was a great success.
Gene Keys Consulting with Peter
I'm committed to continuing my work with one-on-one Gene Key sessions, which have proven to be profound experiences for many. I also work with groups or businesses who are starting out on a new venture. I look at the profile of each team member, the birth profile of the company/project, and how those involved can best work together while bringing their individual gifts to the fore in a wonderful co-creative fashion.
This process has fantastic potential for maximizing efficiency and success. Projects often fail because of the challenges that arise through human ego and shadow, and this process can reveal what those potential challenges could be before they arise. This process can also be used to resolve issues that may already exist within an organization.
If you're interested in a personal Gene Keys session or a group profile reading, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Lunar Storm Year
by Peter Tongue
The Annual Mayan Calendar tracks the 28-day/13 Moons Cycle, which adds up to 364 days. This means there's a day left over when compared to the Gregorian Calendar. To keep the two systems aligned, the Mayan Calendar takes a “Day Out of Time” every year on July 25th. This is a free day when you are encouraged to do whatever you wish. Take a day off, go to the beach, or even do a sacred ritual, because the next day, July 26th is the beginning of a new cycle, with a new theme for the year.
The old year was the "Magnetic White Wizard," which was about the return of magic and the wisdom of the heart, as well as purification. We have certainly seen that! One year ago, who would have predicted all that has taken place? Last year was the first in a 13-year wave and so that theme continues throughout the 13 years. Now this is a two year, which is about the polarization that we are seeing take place. A massive divide in consciousness between the people. This is happening for us to get real clarity on the two extremes so we can decide what we wish to retain and what to let go of. Rather than doggedly fighting for your cause, step back and use the opportunity to be discerning about what you wish to take with you in your future self.
This year is a Blue Lunar Storm Year which sounds ominous! It is an agent of freedom and breakthrough, transformation and renewal. Thunder shatters. Hurricanes clear out. It is the ultimate power of transformation, shattering the illusions we have believed in. We are being asked to be the stabilizers, finding new strength, insights, and capacities in the eye of the storm, setting an example and remaining calm. Embracing the change and expressing ourselves without limitation. Experiencing whatever your soul desires. Ultimately respecting Nature because Mother Earth will be making the big decisions this year.
As a result of previous experiences of trauma, we have tended to shut ourselves down by armoring our hearts off, or numbing down our emotions through addictive substances. Now we are encouraged to allow these shocks to crack us open, to help us cross the veil of illusion and access our true Divine nature. This requires extreme vulnerability, baring ourselves naked in total surrender.
Interestingly, July 26th, the New Year in the Mayan Calendar, coincides with the opening of the 8:8 Lion’s Gate portal, which traditionally opens between July 26th and August 12th, with the most potent moment on the 8:8 itself. This year, however, the gateway will be open until August 15th.
This tradition goes back to ancient Egypt and the alignment with the sphinx on the heliacal rising of Sirius on and around the 8:8, or more precisely, 14 degrees of Leo, hence the Lion’s Gate. There is a mythological belief that the Sphinx was built during the Age of Leo, over 10,000 years ago.
Sirius conjuncts the Sun on or around July 4th, not a coincidence that it is the American Independence Day, the last of the lunar Eclipses this year, and is aligned along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. Some esoteric teachings believe that Sirius is our Spiritual Sun and when conjunct our Sun, it provides us with the opportunity to open to our spiritual selves and bring heaven to Earth.
As the Sun is so bright and so much closer than Sirius, we do not see Sirius in the morning sky until it rises about 8 degrees higher than the Sun. That's when we can see it in the early dawn sky, rising exactly above where the Sun will appear some time later. The exact time varies according to the latitude that you are viewing from. For the ancient Egyptians, the re-appearance of Sirius in the early dawn was the most important time in their year as it foretold the fertility of the season to come, based upon how the Nile flooded. If Sirius was bright sparkly blue in the early morning dawn, it was a wonderful sign of the season to come. If it was dull red, then they were in for a tough season. To ensure good crops, the Priestesses would do their ceremony and ritual while Sirius was in the underworld to guarantee a sparkly return!
We are in that time now. The opening of the Portal moving towards the 8:8 Lion’s Gate. What does that mean for us? It is an opportunity to do our deep inner work so that we can access the powerful energies coming through the Portal Gateway to raise our vibration, receive downloads of pure information, and elevate our consciousness. The veils are thin, providing us with easier access to the higher realms and our personal activation, if we have prepared ourselves sincerely.
The energies continue to amp up and we are likely to experience many more revelations over the next few weeks. With Mars in its own sign of Aries, there is the potential for explosive and instantaneous reactions. The month opens with a Full Moon in Aquarius on August 3rd in a T-Square, in opposition to the Sun in Leo square with Uranus in Taurus. Basically, anything unexpected can happen! What becomes critical is how we respond to whatever shows up.
On the other hand, there is a wonderful manifesting energy available through an alignment with Venus and Neptune, so get grounded clarity on what you want to manifest and use a powerful emotional charge to feel into your creation. Feel the feelings you will have once your creation manifests into form. The bright and sunny Leo energy invites us to create, create, create!
This month's photos courtesy of Zia
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