Praying Mantis and The First Lesson

When I came home the other day I was met by this guy Praying Mantis. He was great about having his photo taken and seemed to actually enjoy it.

Unlike what you have heard Praying Mantis ladies don’t generally bite their lovers’ heads off. That’s only when put in unnatural lab conditions – when they are hungry and freaked out. The power of the Praying Mantis is in its ability to be still and strike when the moment is right. I have been unable to blog for a while. There has been so much going on and I have been thinking, meditating for a long time about all that has been going on. When a bug sits for his picture as long as this bug did without getting upset you know it has some sort of meaning. It’s time for me to come out of my hole and let everyone know what’s up.

I know a lot of people have been freaked out about 12-21-2012. I have been asked about it a lot and of course there is a proliferation of shows about the ending date. We are living through some very dark times of our own making (not that it matters) but ultimately it will.

I was purposefully very vague (other than a few comments) about the state we are in because frankly, it’s rather depressing and upsetting. So I have decided that instead of pointing out the obvious it’s time to teach those of you who are interested how to become gateways yourself. How to connect with the collective conscience and how to feel the presence of the divine and follow your own truth.

I have taught many people how to channel – how to use the tarot, how to open their minds to become more psychic, etc. But I retreated from this role because I never wanted to be seen as a guru of any kind. And it’s too easy for others to put one in that position. I do not believe any human is more divine than any other human, perhaps further down the road home then some, but that’s it. The only guru in your life should be you – your own higher self, this is the divine part of you that will guide your spiritual development if you wish. Many people go through the entirety of their lives never delving into this aspect of their life – dealing only in the material, feeling that the spiritual is reserved for “special” people appointed or anointed by God. They prefer (if they get involved at all) to hand over their power to their local priest, rabbi, preacher, etc. But in reality we all have spiritual gifts for some (such as myself) I wasn’t really given the choice to ignore this side of life. I was forced to deal with it. This is what some people call the “gift,” which it is, but it comes with lots of responsibility, instant karma, often a painful childhood, and brushes with the dark side that most people don’t ever have to deal with. This is why when opening to the spiritual side of oneself, psychic protection is of the utmost importance and the absolute first thing one should master.

I have decided to do a step by step lesson plan for anyone interested over the next year, for anyone who wants to find their spiritual gifts. Once you open yourself to the divine you will find yourself feeling things more deeply (again this is good and bad sometimes) you will find your true path (always good) and your mission in life. You will also find that (if you work with a friend or start a group to work through the lessons which I encourage – it should be non-hierarchal and supportive of all members or imbalances in power happen – this is a NO GURUS program – meaning others may help you find your truth, but NEVER RULE OVER YOU in any way on your path.

True enlightenment must be a path cut by you to God.  You were made different from anything or anyone else in the multi-verse. Through this process you will discover each individual has different psychic gifts that will develop through these excercises and teachings. Some will find they are natural healers, others will find they dream things that come true and still others will find they are telepathic or empathic – feeling the feelings of others. For each psychic gift there are techniques I will teach you to help you turn your gifts on and off, and utilize and trust those gifts to help yourself and others.

We are in the midst of a great shift on earth this is where the 2012 thing comes in that I mentioned earlier. Today a friend posted on my Facebook account a picture of a Native Chief from Brazil crying. According to the caption he was doing so because: Chief Raoni crying when he learned that the President of Brazil approved the Belo Monte dam project on the Xingu indigenous lands. Belo Monte will be bigger than the Panama Canal, flooding nearly a million acres of rainforest & indigenous lands. 40,000 indigenous and local people will be forced off their native lands (as well as millions of unknown species & plants) In the name of “progress.”

I wonder if this isn’t related to the end of the world as the native people down south may have known it for thousands of years. It could be part of the energy the Mayans and Hopi (who traded with the Mayans) felt during this time of great transition. The world went through a Matriarchal phase at the early point of civilization and then a Patriarchal phase now we are going into the Aquarian age – an age beyond gender – closer to spirit. This means we will have to evolve past our present understanding of the physical world, past the limitations of our senses, lower emotions and simple dualistic way of seeing. This will not be an easy transition as we are seeing those in power have divided the middle-class and poor for their table scraps leaving many to be preoccupied with basic physical needs instead of putting our energy into developing our greater connection to God.

This shift will be out of our way of seeing things in black and white and into the real way the Universe is – in color! All the richness that exists and all the power there is in every kind of creation and being without judgement or hierarchy. We will have to learn to live in balance once again with all things but how we accomplish this will be different then in the past. I’m not going to lie and say it will be an easy transition. We are already feeling the anger coming to the surface and violent reaction as the first wave rising against true equality – think of how Obama has awakened the sleeping demon of racism in our country. When we put a mirror up to ourselves – we don’t always like what we see and for those who live in darkness when they see their own flaws they react by projecting them onto others in the environment. A lot of people live in unconsciousness and have lots of unresolved issues that will be catapulted into the collective for all of us to deal with. Innocent people will be hurt by this. However the more awakened and aware you are – the less chance you have of being hurt and the more you will be able to recognize when something is a projection of another’s shadow self onto you and when you actually did something unconsciously to hurt another person.

I’m not of the mind (as the Buddhist/Hindu believe) that we are living in Samsara – a place of pain and suffering that needs to be shed to get to the next highest level. I believe this is a school yard and we are children. But I don’t believe we need to live totally ascetic lives to grow past the material world. I do believe greed is the root of all evil however so balancing these two things isn’t easy for most people which is why – until now – most spiritual traditions have taken the neophyte out of the everyday world and removed all temptation of money and things, in order for him/her to get in touch with the spiritual self. While some people may need to do this others only need to find the balance of how to be humble and thankful for all they have while remaining active in the material world. I think this is one hurdle that needs to be overcome because it does us no good to have several thousand people living on nothing and meditating in the mountains everyday while others try to dominate the world through commerce and industry – both are forms of selfishness.

The holy person who spend his/her life in reflection learning the mysteries of the universe only to keep them to his/herself or the business man who spends his life amassing so much wealth a hundred generations of his family couldn’t spend it all. Both are thinking only of their own needs and growth. While it’s important to take care of yourself first – it’s imperative to go to the next level (the Aquarian age) and think of the greater whole and how you, your energy, your consciousness and your interactions affect all of the world on every level, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

So enough said. I’ll go on more about this later but here is the first lesson:

Firstly one must master a form of psychic protection. You can ask God to protect you – the Lord’s prayer or whatever tradition you come from, or you can envision a white light around you dissipating anything negative that comes within your field. Or you can call the elements or do the lesser pentagram ritual. I prefer the lesser pentagram ritual as it is clear cut protection – works amazingly well and is very easy to master. It uses all things to protect you, angels, the four directions, flaming symbols of protection and so on. You can use the search button on my site to find instructions on how to do the Lesser Pentagram Ritual if you wish. Also you can go onto youtube and see people performing it so you get an idea of how its done. I have found that perfect (while some people make a big deal out of this) pronunciation is irrelevant. The spirts/angels and God/Goddess/Great Spirit know what you’re doing and you don’t have to do it with the perfect “accent.” I suggest mastering this as it is truly the most powerful form of protection around and dates back to the temple of Solomon or even further to the Sumerians.

But the real first lesson is Meditation and Prayer. For one month pray every night before you go to sleep. Make a connection with God/Goddess/Great Spirit however you want to. Then take at least 15 mintues or two 10 minute periods of the day where you sit in stillness with a candle or in a room by yourself and still your mind. It won’t be easy at first. But the more you persist the better you will get at it. I say just do it for a short period so you don’t get discouraged or bored. If you can’t handle 10 or 15 minutes start your first month with 5. Use an egg timer or timer on your computer or iphone or whatever to stop. Once it goes off gently come back to consciousness.

I suggest concentrating on a candle or your breath. Of course before you do any sort of meditation you need to perform or visualize protection around yourself. If you can get your mind to be in the moment, close your eyes and visualize your mind as a pool of water – imagine a pearl floating at the top – this is your monkey chatter – the part of your brain that just blabs all day long and won’t shut up. Now imagine that the pearl starts to sink deeper and deeper into this dark abyss of water (your unconscious) and you stop hearing the monkey chatter, just the peace and sense of oneness with all beings and the multiverse and of course the Great Spirit.

Do this for at least a month and I want to hear what happens to everyone. I will spend my time fielding questions in the next month about meditation.

Much love and peace,


Praying Mantis and The First Lesson

6 thoughts on “Praying Mantis and The First Lesson

  1. Juno says:

    Not surprised the praying mantis would hang out with you, Denise 🙂 They are supposed to be healers in the Aluna world — they def. don’t hang out this long normally!

  2. Nancy says:

    I’ve needed a push to start meditating again because I’ve become so sluggish about it. I used to do transmeditation, focusing on a sound for 20 minutes 2x a day so think that’s what I’ll do again. Started this morning.

  3. kimberly BluemorningStar Ground says:

    I have been doing meditation for a straight year. I can still my mind and actually control my thought process. i pray everynight to the Creator. And when I wake up in the morning. I dont carry black clouds and dont like black clouds. I control who is in my enviroment. I dont get angry are shout anymore. I dont worry, I turned everything over to the Creator..My path is The Red Road..The native American Way..I have found true peace and tranquility in my life…I have also found my passion and my path…

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