Saturday, August 31, 2013

September 2013: Be Fruitful and Multiply

“And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.” Bible

 Be fruitful and multiply. No matter how this is interpreted, this seems to be a very pointed bid from our maker to actively engage in life, participate in the creation of our world, and be a good steward of what is already here. At first glance it seems like a no-brainer, so why would something that seems so obvious need to be said? Perhaps because there is more to it than meets the eye.

Upon closer review we might find a much deeper hidden message. Ironically, this seems to be an expanding evolving message, about expansive evolution. Perhaps this just might be the actual command that ultimately ejected us from the garden. Obviously this is about so much more than simply pro-creating. This is clearly an admonishment against inertia and remaining in the status quo, as much as it is a bid for the expansion, growth,  risk, progress and the evolution of humanity.

"Progress is the product of human agency. Things get better because we make them better. Things go wrong when we get too comfortable, when we fail to take risks or seize opportunities." -Susan Rice

Many of us have endured tremendous suffering as a result of our creations, even as we were doing our best to answer this bidding.  Yet, we were not born to suffer eternally, though obviously it has been part of our path to dive in, dig in and bite into life! After all, how else could we actually claim our divinity? We've been very courageous. Obviously, this verse is alluding to "no guts - no glory".  For we were born to manifest the glory of our fullest human potential, both individually and collectively. In our quest for the claiming of our free will, with each crossroads that we have stood upon, and each choice that we have made truly of our own accord, we have been on a two pronged journey; to find out what our heart's desires truly are, and to see where we are not free.

“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark. - Barbara Hall

As we have traversed the tree, sitting upon each branch we have experienced the fruits of the tree of knowledge. Partaking of the dualities and experiencing the two poles of existence has left us at any given time exhilarated and exultant, as easily as exhausted and humbled. The ups and downs of life, the valleys and the peaks, the sorrows and the joys are all converging now at this particular time in human history to do the thing we have all been waiting for: synergize and equalize!

“Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.” - Felix Adler

The alchemy has done its magic and continues to bring forth the miracle of the creationary evolution of humanity. Simply put as humanity as a whole has swung left, then swung right the pendulum is now slowing down, even as time is speeding up... and we are about to hit our stride. This is a microcosmic process, happening on the individual inner planes, as well as a macrocosmic process, happening for humanity as a whole. Our world, our earth is changing. Although it might not seem like it to some, truthfully it cannot be denied that never before have so many people been able to globally communicate, collaborate and compare notes. This single factor has changed everything, for it has advanced our prime directive by light years: the reunification of Mother/Father God.

“If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others."  - Charles William Eliot

We have finally experienced the ancient mystery teachings on a mass scale: As Above, So Below, As Within, So Without. As we have understood at ever deepening levels that we are the ones creating our own reality, never before have we been able to truly be so fruitful and expansive, so rapidly... AND actually want what we have created! Through our explorations on the tree, we have become wise to the wants of our own soul . And as we become our soul and answer the calls of our soul, life seems to get at once simpler.... and deeper. For in our wanderings we have discovered the power of going deep and not just wide. And with this drilling down we have hit spiritual gold, and our abundance takes many forms now.

This kind of abundance runs far deeper than economical advantage, yet if there is spiritual abundance, its earthly counterparts are sure to materialize. For this is how creation works. Those in the know have come to realize that the divine template for first abundance is life force energy, holy spirit, chi, prana or however you think of the animating substance that fuels our functioning. With it, we are abundant in heath, wealth and happiness. Without it we suffer and ultimately die. This simple, sacred knowledge is truly the key to all fruitfulness. It is the secret behind the secret. For without life force energy the ability to manifest "things' means little, and our fruits will be loveless and empty.

“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb." - Sir Winston Churchill

Our true fruitfulness has come from the paring down to essential source. And in this state we come to learn that fruitfulness doesn't just mean more... what it really means is to be devoted to what we love, and to share with others in expansive ways. And so we understand now that if our abundance isn't leading us to more love and unification, then it isn't very fruitful or expansive. Energy work helps us open and free ourselves to love more, deeper, higher, finer and better. Love is what will create the fruitfulness of the golden age that is upon us. Love is the currency that truly creates abundance. Sharing love is how it multiples.

"Don't you know yet? It is your Light that lights the world." - Rumi

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
September 01 - Be Fruitful & Multiply
September 08 - Children of the Law of One
September 15 - Leap of Faith
September 22 - Sacred Circle: Fall Equinox - Second Harvest
September 29 - Unselfish Love

September Affirmations
I create my world.
I am in step with the flow of evolution for the greater good.
I keep my creative energy flowing.
My creations help and heal the world.
I am eternally learning and experiencing life through my creations.
I am a good steward of the earth.
I am socially conscious, bringing awareness and accountability to my work.
I consider and balance the needs of one and all in my dealings.
I see the earth healed and thriving.
The earth is my home.
My security comes from my love.
I am constantly giving and receiving the love of all that is.
I am opening to greater levels of love.
I freely share my gifts with others.
I collaborate with others and share creative ideas.
I take emotional risks and step outside my creative comfort zone.
My creations are a reflection of my love.
I am inspired by nature, people and my spiritual guides to create.
I receive the bounty of this creation.
I open to the creativity of other people.
I am  infused with creative energy.
I expand my offerings to the world.
I empower others to reveal their greatness.
It is safe to be vulnerable in my creations.
I openly reveal my creative process and share with others.
If I want to see something in the world, I take steps myself to bring it in.
I take responsibility for creating beauty.
I take the time to make things beautiful in my life.
My definition of beauty is expanding.
I go deep into my devotion for life.
I am devoted to unselfishly loving.
I treasure my existence, and make nurturing and life sustaining choices.
I rreate harmony within myself with peaceful practice and energy work.
My love is enduring and abiding in all that I touch.
I am a creator god or goddess in the making.
I am consciously co-creating my life.
Love is the currency that creates abundance.
Sharing love is how it multiples.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Children of the Law of One

The Temple of Luxor Blue Star Mystery School is now open. We will be screening for admissions through the study of Children of the Law of One, which is open to the public.

Facilitated by Rev. Renee Bledsoe
Donation to Temple $20 - Meets 3rd Thursday 6:30pm
Contact Rev. Renee Bledsoe 239-560-6314

Book Ordering Info:
The Children of The Law of One & The Lost Teachings of Atlantis 
by Jon Peniel 

Chakra Intensive Series

This series of classes is designed for both emerging energy healers, and anyone interested in learning more about chakras and their own energy field and systems. This class is also a requirement for entry into the Blue Star Monastery.

You will learn about the chakras in a way that draws in real world experiences, in explainable terms to help those who are new to working with chakras to have a better understanding, as well as to broaden and deepen the wisdom of those who are already engaged in working with energy medicine. This far exceeds book learning and brings us into the world of intuition and channeling, as well as a metaphysical activation of each chakra as we work with their energies. The activation of the chakras will prepare you for higher learning and greater receptivity and grounding of mystery teachngs.

We will discuss the powers and concerns of each energy center, and will focus on a different chakra in each session starting with the root chakra. There will be 7 classes in this series. You may join in at anytime and should complete the series once all 7 chakras are complete. The class will be ran perpetually so that you will have the opportunity to learn about and work with each chakra. Each class is open to the public. You will learn how to work with a pendulum and affirmations to attune your own chakras daily, archetypes, angels as it relates to the chakra system, and much more.

Meets 2nd Saturday each month at 4-6pm
For more info or to rsvp contact Rev. Renee Bledsoe 239-560-6314 or send email to
Facilitator: Rev. Renee Bledsoe, Usui ReikiMaster/Teacher
Location: Church of Spiritual Light 1939 Park Meadows Dr. #1, Fort Myers, FL 33907
Cost: $35

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I AM Poetry JAM

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. 
-Carl Sandburg

Join us for the I AM Poetry Jam,... Where the Watcher and the Watched Become One.

It's time to share your secrets, the longings of your heart and soul, the memories of times gone past or yet to come, the spoken word, rap, poem, or song... stories from a sacred place.

All poets, artists, performance artists, songsters, storytellers, muses, bards and other cool misfits are welcome!

2nd Friday of every month. $5
Church of Spiritual Light 1939 Park Meadows Dr. #1 Fort Myers, FL 33907

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sekhmet Goddess Gathering

Sekhmet Goddess Gathering - August 22, 2013 6:30 pm $10
Church of Spiritual Light 1939 Park Meadows Dr. #1, Ft. Myers, Fl 33907

Join us as we explore the myth and mystery of the Egyptian Lion-headed Goddess Sekhmet. The energy of the Solar Feminine is ex-pressed in the ancient Egyptian myth of the Solar Goddesses Sekhmet and Hathor. Since this energy is so much a part of the Divine Feminine, many people are experiencing the shamanic journey of disintegration and renewal that is related through this mythology. Sekhmet and Hathor truly are two dimensions of the same Goddess. Though Sekhmet and Hathor are both great Goddesses of power to be respected and held in awe I wish to dispel some of the fear surrounding particularly Sekhmet as a result of her mythology.

Many may be familiar with the myth of the children of Ra who became immoral and disrespectful to the God Ra. It is said that He sent forth Sekhmet the "Eye of Ra" to eradicate this corrupt element within the children of Ra. The story goes on to say that Sekhmet went on a killing spree slaughtering entire populations. It is said that to the horror of the Gods, Ra included, that Sekhmet's appetite could not be satiated until Ra called upon the Lord Thoth or Tehuti to intervene. Red dye was mixed with beer and poured upon the desert near Sekhmet's most recent activity. As she lapped up the red beer she became inebriated and passed out. As a result of this altered state, when she came to she was transformed into Hathor, the Solar Goddess of Joy; a fiery Goddess also expressed in her manifestation as the Cobra Goddess who protects the crown and the vision the Pharaoh.

What this myth is telling us however, is not a story of unpredictable wild rage of the divine feminine that must be appeased in some way. Sandra Ingerman, author of "Medicine for the Earth" discusses in her book a shamanistic state reminiscent of the destructive elements of Sekhmet in this myth. This phenomenon is experienced cross-culturally in what Ingerman refers to as the shamanistic journey into "Dismemberment". She devotes an entire chapter to her experiences with this form of shamanistic healing and transformation and how many of her students have experienced this quite spontaneously even before any prior formal training or study in shamanic healing.

This is what I feel Sekhmet is trying to tell us and demonstrate in her myth as one and the same as shamanistic dismemberment. Ingerman says that in "dismemberment" journeys, people often experience being torn limb from limb by an animal for example or find themselves reduced to bare bone in some way. The process of dismembering the physical body is symbolic of our need to let go and become unburdened by any and all hindrances in ourselves, our lives and our psyche to experience and merge with the light of the Creator in the purest sense. It is a journey of surrendering our fear in order to experience total connection and union with the divine. We carry attachments and burdens at so many levels; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Sekhmet is the Goddess of Purgation according to Egyptologist Rosemary Clark, and in keeping with the cross-cultural shamanic experience of dismemberment, Sekhmet is facilitating total annihilation of those self sabotaging energies, behaviors and consciousness we are consciously or unconsciously carrying around. These very perceptions and false beliefs about who we are distract us from conscious connection with the divine in body, the Light as symbolized in the God Ra, or Isis the Female Ra. This powerful, pervasive radiance is what Diane Stein calls in her book "Reliance on the Light" the 'Light beyond the Goddess'; it is the pure light of creation. When we merge there, egoic labels and perceptions fall away. In such radiance they are no longer necessary. We become pure as children again in the respect that we no longer are concerned with what others think of us, we just move into the Divine Feminine consciousness and state of "being".

The transition from Sekhmet to the personae of Hathor in the myth exemplifies what we as individuals achieve when we unburden ourselves of all the baggage and self contempt of the negative ego. Hathor will not let us become "Joy" or "Light" until we leave all those burdens, impure energies and incorrect beliefs of the self behind and surrendered totally. This however is not an easy process. Some refer to inner turmoil as "battling with their demons" and "the dark night of the soul". This is the Goddess Sekhmet taking us through the process of purification that we may return to the truth of who we are. That is what the light of Ra and the Joy of Hathor symbolizes; the truth of our own divine nature that we have some how strayed from and forgotten.

This then is the double face of the powerful healing of the Goddess Sekhmet/Hathor. It is what makes them inseparable in terms of healing. Both their energies of purifying, clearing the way for new consciousness (Sekhmet's function) and the infusion of it whose nature we experience as joy (Hathor's function) are required for total transformation and healing.

Source: Nancy Fanara-Berrian

Friday, August 2, 2013

Chi Gung Class

Chi Gung is both an art and a science, and it can be adapted, directed, and used for any goal you desire. It is not a new path, but rather a means of going more deeply into whatever path you already walk. In this ongoing meditative, sacred and fun class we will learn to better generate, harness, and direct the natural energies of the mind, body, and soul, the goal of which is ultimately Freedom (enlightenment).

The practice of Chi Gung means energy work. There is some focus on the health of the physical body, but with the intention to exercise the mind's control over the body. It is, ultimately, an exercise for the mind, so as a side effect of the practice, one's health, vitality, longevity, and energy levels are drastically increased. Not only physical energy levels but more importantly mental and emotional energy levels are addressed getting to the root source of energetics of the body.

While each class is likely to involve some easy breathing exercises, gentle stretching, and moving meditation, no two classes will ever be exactly the same. The classes will be informative, and educational so that we may all learn ways to adapt the practice to our own specific goals. The discipline is meant to be practiced with love and reverence, and we will come to understand that how we practice is more important than what we practice. You will find the practice very restorative.

The instructor, Cory Hess, began practicing martial arts at an early age where he was introduced to Chi Gung, meditation, and Eastern philosophy. He is a Reiki Master/teacher and massage therapist who has taught yoga and tai chi for the past 12 years.
Chi Gung is far too deep to describe in the course of a short flyer, so please don't hesitate to call Cory with any questions: (239) 489-3494.

Location: Church of Spiritual Light, 1939 Park Meadows Dr. #1, Fort Myers, FL 33907
Date/Time: Every Tuesday 10am
Offering: $10 per class

This class is part of the People Shine Project.

August 2013: Shine On

We came here to shine our light. But first we have had to master this high and fine art to allow for the temperance of such brilliance so that we could learn how to work together. For we find here that shining our light to blind, exclude or compete with others is not what we came for. In other words, before we could really shine our light, we have had to experience the loneliness of our own omnipotence, in favor of taking a stand for our own unique desires and destiny, and looking at the power of going deep versus wide to express our own soul's purpose. Ironically, as we step outside of reductionist, linear time and thought, and into the fullness of fractal time and the realm of soul and spirit, we start to fully understand the gift of this physical world, and our embodiment takes on a whole new meaning.

The darkness of our world awaits you -- not to engulf you, but to be transformed by you. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

We are all feeling it. The possibilities of an age of peace, enlightenment, artistry, creativity, unity in diversity, true appreciation for the earth and for the human condition can feel a bit like a fairy tale come true. Some of us are finally seeing how it is even possible to enjoy the journey, and not focus on the destination.  Can you imagine how sad we must have been to have to compete and bump up against each each other in order to reveal our unique soul's purpose to ourselves? We had to individuate, as this was and is our fate, but our true destiny is to re-unite and bring our great I AM presence back to the whole to honor each other. Humanity has finally "earned" through its own innovations, creations and evolution to come back into the garden.... and the garden is right here and right now ... on earth... with each other.
Truth be told, more people than ever before in the history of the world have the ability to find their tribe... to find their kindred spirits and to become empowered spheres of influence in their own right. This is the legacy of creators gods and goddesses in the making. It is our birthright to step into the glory of the work of a true creator. Like our maker who was so patient with this work in progress called humanity, we must also extend this grace to ourselves, as we continue to emerge and evolve our higher selves into being. Could it just be that this new era of social consciousness is both too good and true?

"You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings." - Unknown

Akthough these new sensories, skills and ways of being are not without their own set of new rules and potentials, as well as pitfalls, the vast majority of the way has been cleared for both lift off and a grounding of this new energy. The antidote for any discomfort as we acclimate is to continue to do our clearing and recovery work so that we can come into complete integrity with ourselves and others. This transparency that is phasing in, after all, is what we've wanted all along. For true intimacy and co-creation requires a measure of vulnerability that we may not have felt safe enough to express. To truly be seen we must reveal what is in our hearts. We must be strong within ourselves to reveal our tender hearts to each other and to the world. In the new earth, our love is our boundaries and our protection is our love.... and the artful expression of our life's purpose... whatever that may look like, even as it changes and grows.

“It is now your responsibility to nourish the qualities that are in you to create the luminous and glorious life that you desire. From your heart, radiate all this Love for humanity. Share your Joy.” - Sai Maa

A new age of originality and creativity is upon us, a renaissance of the highest order, giving license to the individual to shine on the world stage right in the comfort of our own hometown. Now we live locally, but think globally. Literally, the world is our oyster. We can have the best of both worlds and find that this duality is merging to form a synergistic blend of all that is good and right. The eternal will to good makes manifest delight and joy in our lives now. We must move forward now, even as some still suffer. For we truly know that misery loves company, which means that any subscription to that channel keeps it alive. This does not mean that we ignore the suffering of others, and the systems that are up for change. On the contrary, our creative solutions have never been more necessary. For this new earth won't respond to force. It is our power that we must source to create heaven on earth by our own action.

So let your light shine, for yourself, for your family, for your tribe and for the world. After all...It's what we came for.

"An anthropologist proposed a game to children in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the children that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run, they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats.

When he asked them why they had run like that when one could have had all the fruits for himself, they said, ‘UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?’ (‘UBUNTU’ in the Xhosa culture means: ‘I am because we are.)"

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
August 04 - Shine On: The Solar Initiation
August 11 - The Art of Creation
August 18 - Time, Talent and Purpose
August 25 - Sacred Circle Sunday

Shine On Affirmations
I am a light unto the world.
I let love live through me.
It is my responsibility to participate in the manifestation of my blessings.
It is my joy to create my life in conscious awareness of the I AM Presence within me.
I feel, see and sense the divine in all that is.

I apprehend the beauty of this world on levels beyond the ordinary senses.
I divine, sacred love in the flesh.
I focus my desires and align them with my higher self.
My higher self imagines me to Be.
The love of the creator has gathered my soul and made me whole.
I explore my talents and skills to deepen the glory of my great work.
I am the living embodiment of all that I believe.
The solar initiation is the path of a creator god and goddess in the making.
I release the fate of cosmic loneliness, as I find expression in my tribe.
All is my relative.
I am in relationship with all that I see.
I take responsibility for how I am in relationship to everything in existence.

I see the unity and social consciousness into being.
I practice social consciousness to bring in the new earth energies.
I hone may art and my craft in whatever my chosen path of endeavor to expand our experience of heaven on earth.
I have new respect and insight in the use of linear time to benefit my creations.
I step outside of time and space to receive inspiration from above and manifest miracles on the ground.
I work with the medicine wheel to step outside of time and space while consciously co-creating my world.
I seek to learn the languages of love that include sound, color and light.
My heart is free to love.

I now know what love is.
Freedom is only serving me if it is leading me to greater realization of love.
Love is more than a feeling, thought, or is a catalyst for creation.
Love is the synergy that happens within when I give my time, attention and actions freely and without thought of return.

True love is always returned, immediately and from within.
Receiving affirmations of love are a mirrored reflection of the love within.
I slow down to spread joy all around.
I believe in calling forth the purest essence of life, truth, beauty and love.
I seek to bring the honor of all that I AM as an offering of love to all that is.
I am because we are.