Spirituality And Money – In Balance And Harmony Between Spirit And Matter

goby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
I am sure many of you still remember that the last Taurus New Moon has triggered for our collective awakening process all kind of feelings and themes around material things, our physical body and also old pattern about our finances. In a resent post called
Aligning Our Financial Paradigms For The Golden Age Of Aquarius, I shared that together with the impact of the last Scorpio Full Moon, we are dealing now with internally uniting the fire of our deepest soul desires, with our power to manifest guided by our personal divine blueprint for the Golden Age. So lets find out a bit about the steps we need to make, to one by one transform the old ideas and concepts to a world truly humane to everyone on the planet.

If you ask a Chrystal Child about money and their deepest soul dreams and desires for this world in the Golden Age of Aquarius, you will most likely get the answer that their tendency is that of a world without money at all. Now for some of you that might sound like they are simply unrealistic dreamer, but actually it is a part of their calling to hold the energy for a world so balanced and harmonic, that everybody automatically also gives – when receiving. Which means a world where people are living so pure to the law of brotherhood of men and equality of existence, that nobody has the desire to betray, or nobble their brother.
And does that not actually sound like a good place to live?? And beloved ones when we are talking about changing our paradigms and ways of living, we need to take in account that this world is not ours alone, it belongs to the future generations and all our actions should be aligned to serve the next seven generations on their spiritual quest on planet earth.

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Now this idea is changing, more and more people get the hang of it and see that life is actually about relationships, and how we are standing in relationship to the whole wide world at the end. Money is loosing its power and attraction as a focus for human productivity and more and more souls break free into entrepreneurship and alternative life forms, in order to use their passion and creative powers for positive changes on this magical planet. And don’t get me wrong, its not in particular about the absent fathers, more the focus we had on earning money; giving money a higher importance than our human relationships; abusing, exploring and raping nature for our amusement, comfort and plain consumerism; the absent fathers have simply been a sign of the time – and now its over.

I am sure all of you have heard the phrase “time is money” before. It is a saying many success trainer and manger in the co-operative money world love using. At the same time it might be that you heard spiritual teacher and adviser say, that money and self-love is the same thing. So how does that go together.
Well spiritually that is easily explained. While the idea in the western world is that of pure masculine energy, combined with the illusion that constant productivity would be possible; the divine side of us understands that – when  we make ourselves so vulnerable to spiral down form a place of total divine bliss, just to become human beings – than we are taken care of by heavens above and should take good care of this physical body we received in return. Lack is a state of illusion – we all can have the shelter, food & clothing we need for a safe and happy life on the physical plane.
Embrace your duality as oneness, and you will never have to worry about money anymore, while you will also not get attached to the things money can buy in this world!!1Dear Ones, I hope this makes you feel inspired to create a new relationship with money and your finances today. I hope you find new ways of evaluating what you truly need and desire, and that you than have the authenticity to spend your money on this things! By the way, according to scientific studies – people who spend their money on experience, personal growth and situations that lead to inner expansion, are proven to be much happier than people who “go shopping”!!! Maybe you wan to take that in account too ;-). In my understanding, money really never had the capacity to make us happy, but in this moment of time it can help us manifest the future we desire for the collective wealth of all beings on planet earth!
Love and Abundant Finances;-)!

Edith

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Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues

aDear Friends,
a little while ago I shared a post about the changes in our society and how more and more young families are choosing to travel in order to educate their children. Also in the article something extraordinary is happening in the world right now, the same phenomena was mentioned. Last week we spoke about planting a seed of meditation and inner communion in our children, introducing our children to authentic spiritual expression, and supporting our children to develop faith for their life path, in which we received first insides how to help our children cultivate an inner relationship with their higher self. But as we know human beings are made of spirit and matter and so we heard in dirty kids equal healthy kids, how deeply important a loving contact with earth truly is for human beings.

And now this lovely article from raisinggood crossed my path, in which the author shares with us insides about the mental health effect of a simple life style and less entertainment overload. I hope you connect with the read and find your own happy childhood days of simple joy in the lines!!
Simply Love!
Edith

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When my Dad was growing up he had one jumper each winter. One. Total. He remembers how vigilantly he cared for his jumper. If the elbows got holes in them my Grandma patched them back together. If he lost his jumper he’d recount his steps to find it again. He guarded it like the precious gift it was. He had everything he needed and not a lot more. The only rule was to be home by dinner time. My Grandma rarely knew exactly where her kids were. They were off building forts, making bows and arrows, collecting bruises and bloody knees and having the time of their lives. They were immersed in childhood.Girl (3-5) playing in mudBut the world has moved on since then. We’ve become more sophisticated. And entered a unique period in which, rather than struggling to provide enough parents are unable to resist providing too much. In doing so, we’re unknowingly creating an environment in which mental health issues flourish. When I read Kim John Payne’s book, Simplicity Parenting one message leaped off the page. Normal personality quirks combined with the stress of “too much” can propel children into the realm of disorder. A child who is systematic may be pushed into obsessive behaviors. A dreamy child may lose the ability to focus.

Payne conducted a study in which he simplified the lives of children with attention deficit disorder. Within four short months 68% went from being clinically dysfunctional to clinically functional. The children also displayed a 37% increase in academic and cognitive aptitude, an effect not seen with commonly prescribed drugs like Ritalin. As a new parent I find this both empowering and terrifying. We officially have a massive opportunity and responsibility to provide an environment in which our children can thrive physically, emotionally and mentally.
So, what are we getting wrong and how can we fix it?

THE BURDEN OF TOO MUCH
Early in his career, Payne volunteered in refugee camps in Jakarta, where children were dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. He describes them as, “jumpy, nervous, and hyper-vigilant, wary of anything novel or new.” Years later Payne ran a private practice in England, where he recognized many affluent English children were displaying the same behavioral tendencies as the children living in war zones half a world away. Why would these children living perfectly safe lives show similar symptoms?
Payne explains that although they were physically safe, mentally they were also living in a war zone of sorts, “Privy to their parents’ fears, drives, ambitions, and the very fast pace of their lives, the children were busy trying to construct their own boundaries, their own level of safety in behaviors that weren’t ultimately helpful.”

Suffering with a “cumulative stress reaction” as a result of the snowballing effect of too much, children develop their own coping strategies to feel safe. Parents and society are conscious of the need to protect our children physically. We legislate car seats, bike helmets and hover in playgrounds. But protecting mental health is more obscure. But, sadly, we are messing up. Modern day children are exposed to a constant flood of information which they can’t process or rationalize. They’re growing up faster as we put them into adult roles and increase our expectations of them. So, they look for other aspects of their life they can control.jTHE FOUR PILLARS OF EXCESS
Naturally as parents we want to provide our kids with the best start in life. If a little is good, we think more is better, or is it? We enroll them in endless activities. Soccer. Music. Martial arts. Gymnastics. Ballet. We schedule play dates with precision. And we fill every space in their rooms with educational books, devices and toys. The average western child has in excess of 150 toys each and receives an additional 70 toys per year. With so much stuff children become blinded and overwhelmed with choice.
They play superficially rather than becoming immersed deeply and lost in their wild imaginations. Simplicity Parenting encourages parents to keep fewer toys so children can engage more deeply with the ones they have. Payne describes the four pillars of excess as having too much stuff, too many choices, too much information and too much speed. When children are overwhelmed they lose the precious down time they need to explore, reflect and release tension. Too many choices erodes happiness, robbing kids of the gift of boredom which encourages creativity and self-directed learning. And most importantly “too much” steals precious time.

PROTECTING CHILDHOOD
Similar to the anecdote of the heat slowly being turned up and boiling the unsuspecting frog, so too has society slowly chipped away at the unique wonder of childhood, redefining it and leaving our kid’s immature brains drowning trying to keep up. Many refer to this as a “war on childhood”.
Developmental Psychologist David Elkind reports kids have lost more than 12 hours a week of free time per week in the last two decades meaning the opportunity for free play is scarce. Even preschools and kindergartens have become more intellectually-oriented. And many schools have eliminated recess so children have more time to learn.

The time children spend playing in organized sports has been shown to significantly lower creativity as young adults, whereas time spent playing informal sports was significantly related to more creativity. It’s not the organized sports themselves that destroy creativity but the lack of down time. Even two hours per week of unstructured play boosted children’s creativity to above-average levels.

PARENTS TAKE CHARGE
So, how do we as parents protect our kids in this new “normal” society has created?
Simple, we say no. We protect our kids and say no, so we can create space for them to be kids. No, Sam can’t make the birthday party on Saturday. No, Sophie can’t make soccer practice this week. And we recreate regular down time providing a sense of calm and solace in their otherwise chaotic worlds. It provides a release of tension children know they can rely on and allows children to recover and grow, serving a vital purpose in child development.
We filter unnecessary busyness and simplify their lives. We don’t talk about global warming at the dinner table with a seven year old. We watch the news after our kids are asleep. We remove excessive toys and games from our toddler’s room when they’re sleeping. We recreate and honor childhood.momOur children have their whole lives to be adults and to deal with the complexities of life, but only a fleetingly short time in which they can be kids. Silly, fun loving kids. Childhood serves a very real purpose. It’s not something to “get through”. It’s there to protect and develop young minds so they can grow into healthy and happy adults. When society messes too much with childhood, young brains react. By providing a sense of balance and actively protecting childhood we’re giving our children the greatest gift they’ll ever receive.

Source: Raisedgood.com

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Chaotic Collective Shifts – 5 Ways That Quickly Ground Us In Body Awareness

oby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
in this amazing moment in human evolution, we can clearly feel the beginning of the gathering of the new tribes on the planet. In daily more place in the world the collective awakening process is recognized by the masses, and events like the recent Super New Moon are celebrated in many ways. There are parties, ceremonies, rituals, moon dances, women’s circles, men’s groups, collective meditations and much more. Activities that can lead to the unfolding of beautiful relationships, intense energetic connections, and for some to emotional entanglements and a lack of clarity about their personal energy field.

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On a daily base, I have the chance to meet incredibly talented and unbelievably magical beautiful people from all over the world, many of them Indigo and Crystal Children, who often report a feeling of getting “lost in the crowd”, when interacting in groups of people. Many seam unable to hold space for their own energy field when the collective energies get to strong and pushing. A feeling that is triggered by a disconnection of the emotional body and the physical body or the energetic body and the physical body. At the same time there are daily more people re-connect with the higher frequencies of the universe these days, and as result become more sensitive to collective energy impacts in general.

Also the bigger issue for Crystal Children is that they are born with an increased inner clarity of our collective oneness, on the energetic level. And Indigo Children are emotionally highly sensitive to the collective feelings, as they are the keeper of the emotional energy field for the Golden Age of Humanity. That makes it harder to navigate their own energy in big groups of people! Crystal Children have a special relationship to space and to respecting equality. This creates the challenge, no to get to irritated when confronted with bully behavior or peoples ignorance for the collectives needs. When weekend in their spirit, it takes them out of their center and make them loose their power to others.
aHere are some simple techniques how to get your pieces back together, when lost in the energies of the collective:

1.) When ever you find yourself in the middle of a crowd of people, with no feeling for where your body starts or where it ends, if you lack the ability to identify your feelings as separated from the collective emotional body, or you find your mind engaged in conversations that are alien to the ways you are usually thinking – your conscious breathing is what can quickly separate you!!!
Our breath allows us the feeling of being “The One”, within the “Oneness”.  As the veil between us all is crumbling more and more, and we are extending into recognizing ourselves again, it’s our breath that will carry  us home. So put your hands on your body. You can embrace yourself or you put one hand on the belly and one on the chest. Give your arms some pressure, so you can really feel your physical body with every breath you take. Breath with an open mouth – deep into the belly, make sure you feel your feet on the ground, increase the pressure on your body if needed and repeat in your mind: “With every breath I take, I am bringing my full awareness into my physical body”

2.) Another super effective practical and always available tool to gain control over your energy body, is “humming”. Take some deep breath and start humming one sound over and over again. Try not to make it a melody, just a sound. It is not for the others, only for your recognition of your body – as sound. Try not to think about what the people might think! There is nothing embarrassing about it! It is easily done and nobody will care. You can be as gentle and calm with it as you want, indeed the more internal the humming, the more intense the energy will flow.
If your crowd is a business meeting or you are at a public speech you are giving, try and make it to the next toilet!! Lock yourself in a cubicle and hum! Be patient and kind! Take your time and give yourself the luxury of internal life music:-). For sure it has taken you longer to get yourself into this state, than you are aware of, so talk kindly with yourself (in your mind) while waiting for the irritation to pass.

3.) If your crowd is a friendly one and you feel free to seek the help of a neighbor, ask somebody for a hug! Be very clear in the communication about your current need. Explain that you need to be held very tide and that you need to breath in their arms, until you feel your senses all coming back into your body. Make sure you are well understood and that there is no sexual tension involved (if there is any second agenda in the mind of your helper – this energy can have an even more irritating effect on you, in a moment of vulnerability and need). Choose wisely!!.
When you are in their embrace, make sure your feet are standing strait to each other and fully touch the ground. Make sure your body is standing strait and your breath can flow freely until the feet (don’t allow your bud to stick out like a tail!! the energy can not flow that way!). If necessary, ask your hug partner to put a hand firm against your lower back. If you feel pressure in this part of your body, you will automatically start breathing deeper. Keep breathing deeply – if possible with a sound on the out breath – until you can feel yourself fully arriving in the body.24.) In case you get lost in the middle of an outdoor concert, a big festival or anywhere else in nature, look around and scan your surrounding for hand size stones or bigger rocks. Rocks are a very tense manifestations of mother earth, which gives them the power to ground us. Take some hand size stones and hold them. Make sure your feet are both on the ground and your legs are strait. Breath deeply and concentrate on the weight in your hands. After some minutes you will feel the smoothing, grounding and centering effect they have.
If you can sit down, do so! Take two rocks of the size of your feet and step on them. At the same time put a big rock in your lap and allow yourself to feel its weight. Now concentrate on the rocks under your feet, start moving your feet a very little bit and feel the different parts on the surface of the rock. This brings your awareness to the ground and therefor your energy into the earth. The weight in your lap will work with you on this! To intensify the effect of this exercise, you can also combine your mind with your breath and think on every out-breath: I trust myself, I let go, I am sinking in.

5.) All of the above mentioned techniques are much more effective, if you take your shoes of. The rougher the underground, the better! If you have the choice between soft grass and little, spiky rocks – choose the rocks! The very minimal pain will remind your brain that you have a physical body, and set your energy in motion to call all your senses back into body awareness. To make the impact more powerful, remind yourself that it is you challenging yourself! The feeling of “loosing yourself” very often triggers the idea of being a victim of the situation. By reminding yourself of your co-creator role, you delete immediately again the energetic impact of your thoughts, feelings and expressions of victim-hood,  from your karmic records!!

Dear Ones, I hope you feel inspired and will try out this techniques! Hope you feel safe and well within the immense shifts required from us these days!! I am happy to know you are on the road with me!! Thank you for making the world a more beautiful place with your effort and personal awakening!
Love and Oneness!
Edith

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What We All Should Know About The Ascended Masters

xby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
over the last week I reported that the intense impact of the last Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse have triggered collectively more pineal gland awakenings. I also spoke about the effect it has on our ability to heal self and others, and how it collectively makes our psychic abilities increase. And while more and more divine energies are presenting themselves to us in stellar events, the opening is created for energetic/emotional contact with this beings from the other side of the veil. Give it a try, make your call and meet new friends!!

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Most of the Ascended Masters have been on the planet before. They know what it means to live as a human being, indeed that is the reason why they long to work with us and support the ascension into the Golden Age of Humanity. The Ascended Masters are always there to support us, love us, comfort us, strengthen us, heal us and carry us home to the very center of our own sacred heart. And in the last twenty years the veil has lifted so much, so many illusions have been uncovered and transformed already, it was never easier interact with them.

Now is the the moment for all of us to connect with the Ascended Masters. To start a co-creative relationship based on the feelings of equality, respect and joy. Time to cut all the old ties of negativity or limiting doctrines and to start feeling the presence of the other world in your everyday life as a supportive force. With some devotion and practice, this is possible for all of us. The Ascended Masters are basically humanity’s elder brothers and sisters, beings of light supporting the ascension process of the human collective as well as of the individual.
Most of them walked the planet for many lifetimes, refining their light body through the practice of constant energetic awareness. By being authentic to their soul’s deep wisdom, and a daily practice of devotion to the divine plan and divine guidance, they balanced their karma, fulfilled their spiritual mission, completed their ascension and for this moment of time choose not to live materialized on planet earth. Each and every one of them devoted their last incarnation to elevate the vibration of a particular energetic divine quality of their choice. 7303549_origThey spend all their lifetime to study the essence of their divine energies and it’s impact on human life. The Masters deepened their understanding of  how these energies are best used in order to serve the divine plan and how to feel protected from people and events displaying abuse or manipulation of the same energies, by staying closely connected to their own divinity. By studying the Ascended Masters life’s, their devotion and intense connection to the guidance of the divine plan, everybody can develop a feeling for their loving, helping presence and the endless ways how the Masters are assisting every human being, who is asking for their co-operation.
In the following articles you can find, more detailed information, prayers and invocations about the Masters Buddha Gautama, Lady Portia, Goddess Kuan Yin, Saint Germain, Ashtar Sheran & Lord Lanto.

I hope you feel motivated and encouraged by this infos, to open your ears for the vibrations of the Ascended Master realms!! That the prayers and invocations, included in all the links above, become your most beloved tools for connection, when you choose to practice them with devotion. And that you have lots of fun making this new friends!! May your relations be blessed!!
Light an Love ;-)!

Edith

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The New Relationship Paradigm – Things That Drive Independent Women Away

twinloveby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
the other day I found this refreshing article from Suzanne Kammer about things that guys do, that drive independent women away from their relationships. After we all have been going thru the collective healing of the divine masculine within, that the Equinox energies have brought upon us; and the recent triggering of the Twin Flame healing into the threefold inner flame of divinity; I feel that many things she mentions are not only true for independent girls, but collectively needed to create the co-creative connections we desire for the Golden Age of Aquarius. So no matter if you are a guy who is seeking to develop a broader understanding about women, a woman in relationship who failed so far to communicate this needs, or open for something new to come… this are valuable tips what to watch out for!! And as I did it before, I posted here the original article with my comments in color, below every section!

If there’s one thing an independent girl refuses to give up, it’s her independence. While these types of women may be seen as intimidating or cold, they’re often just misunderstood by men who are looking for a woman that can feed their ego. An independent woman is looking for a man that is as secure as she is – a man that knows the difference between wanting and needing another person. There’s a certain type of man that can date an independent woman, but if he’s doing any of these things, the relationship is not likely to last long.

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We will survive if we don’t see you every day. We’d even be okay if we had to spend a week apart. But the second you try to take up all our time and not give us our space when we need it, we’re going to feel smothered. And there’s nothing we hate more than that.
Funny enough I just recently had an experience like that during my holiday at the beach. It was like watching a whole relationship unfold in front of me, within the period of 6 hours. Met a guy at the buffet, shared a coffee and talked a while; went our ways.. met again and enjoyed spending more time… separated again.. did our things and the next time we met (between 9am in the morning and 3pm in the afternoon), he had developed the idea of having a RIGHT to CLAIM and DEMAND my time, space and presence… SERIOUSLY…
And girls, if you see him do that within 6 hours.. JUST WALK AWAY… no matter how cute, sexy, interesting or otherwise attractive he is for you!!

2. Getting upset when she travels alone
We crave new experiences and adventure, we like being alone with our own thoughts and we are comfortable striking up a conversation even when we don’t know a single person in another country. These are qualities an independent girl values about herself. And if you try and throw her down for them, you can kiss her goodbye.
If you are not jet in an relationship but are training your senses to translate a higher understanding of what you really need, so you can identify a good partner when you meet one, this is an important thing to watch. For all the journey of traveling life together, a true partner knows when to step back and let the other live their natural powers, and when to step in – because the situation requires theirs!! This is something couples learn to harmonize over time, by listening well to the vibration of the partner and the situation.

3. Being overprotective
We’ve likely been on our own for a while. We can fend for ourselves. We’re looking for a partner, not a second father.
I totally agree with her “looking for a partner, not a father” part, and apart from that, there is so much more for me in the wrong type of protection. I feel the feminist few of “I can do it all for myself” has also harmed us in our ability to allow being pampered, taken care of and treated lovingly by the ones we care for, so I like being protected on that level. But than over my lifetime I saw masculine protection turn within the blink of an eye into control, domineering, belittling and overpowering – and that does not harmonize with equality and co-creation!!knkj4. Making her feel guilty when she takes a day to herself
Sometimes we just want a day to ourselves. Don’t be offended if we choose a night in with Netflix over seeing you. It has nothing to do with how we feel about you and everything to do with how we feel about ourselves. We value our alone time and, heck, sometimes we absolutely need it.
This in my eyes is a matter of self-knowledge and self-care, and needs to be communicated in clarity. So many people by now are aware that they carry the traits of an empath, that they are Indigo Children, Crystal Children, Highly Sensitive, introverts, or..or.. or…, and all this personality types have an elevated need for official “alone time”. For many of this people it is even necessary that nobody is physically present in the same space (that can be simply a room, a whole house, a complete property), so they can deeply open up to energetic regeneration with the divine source direct. So if we know all that, it is our responsibility to communicate it to our partner in a way, that they can understand and respect our needs!?

5. Trying to do everything for her
We can change our own light bulb, carry our own groceries and drive ourselves, thank you very much.
Here again I sense a bit to much anger and feminism for my personal taste. I really don’t have to carry my groceries home – while my partner with the naturally stronger muscles – walks home next to me without bags!! I also enjoy being picked up, taking of my shoes immediately, putting up my feed on the cars dashboard and have a relaxed ride home, chatting away; while my partner drives us home, no problem with that. The only thing unhealthy is when a man implyes with words or energetically that I lost my ability to do this things for myself, because he appeared in my life!! Also that is not coherent with equality!!

6. Being jealous
We are going to talk to who we want and hang out with who we want. We want to be trusted and the last thing we need is an insecure man who makes us constantly check in with them or interrogates us like we’re at a job interview.
Well I agree with her on the “checking in and interrogation” parts, not on the general topic. If we desire to have deeply soul touching relationships, than we have to be capable to move on from stereo types!! It is one thing to say I am not interested in a partner that is willing to control me – but that is easily done by choosing a person who trusts themselves, but there also has to be space to express in an appropriate way if particular behaviors of our partner trigger us in our insecurities. If not we are not providing a safe space for growth for another, and the relationship starts limiting instead of expanding us!uh7. Telling her she can’t do something
We’re sorry, but we don’t recall asking for permission.
Noting else to say but “AGREED” on that one ;-)!

8. Taking her away from her family or friends
When you weren’t around, family and friends were our everything. We’re not about to give that up. We value our relationships with the people who are important to us. Even when we have a boyfriend, we still need time for the ones who have been there since day one.
Again this is simple self-responsibility, nobody can take anyone away from someone, we always have a part in that! Situations like that are about control, power and emtional safety, not an expression of love!

9. Wanting to come everywhere with her
We are perfectly comfortable going out to get food alone. We can attend a wedding without a date. And we don’t need you to be our body guard every time we go out dancing with friends.
That’s the same than number one.

10. Putting down her hobbies
You don’t have to like our hobbies or even take part in them, but you better respect them. There’s no bigger turnoff than a man who discourages you and can’t support what you’re passionate about.
I think this is another important topic to take a deeper look at. Why at all partnering with somebody who has the need to discourage us at all?? How can that serve the partnership? How will that bring passion, beauty and natural desire for the mutually created projects (including reproduction) into the mix?? And again bringing others down is about feeling higher up.. so no equality in this team!

11. Needing constant reassurance
We need a man who can be secure about our relationship even if we don’t make you feel needed all the time. The truth is, we don’t need you. We’re completely fine on our own. What’s important is that we actually want you.
I agree very much with the “ we don’t need you” and “what’s important is that we actually want you” parts and, if we demand from our partner that he never feels insecure, just because he is born male, than we are simply stuck in stereo types!!l

12. Paying all the time
You know we work too, right?
I feel that is totally a matter of agreement and has to be arranged between every couple individually. When we are developed enough to desire an authentic co-creative love relationship, maybe even meet a Twin Flame partner, we can’t get stuck in fights about money – that is ridiculous! Real partner work together, they talk and make the arrangement that fits for their personal situation. No society colored opinion needed here!!!

13. Not having a life outside of her
We know there are three aspects to a relationship- the me, the you and the us. We like a man who knows how to take care of the ‘you’. We want you to have your own hobbies, take a weekend trip with the guys and do things for yourself once in a while.
This I found interesting because I feel that when we truly are independent beings (no matter if man or woman), we don’t attract people who are not!! A self-sustainable woman (who learned to feed her emotional, mental, spiritual and physical body herself, will naturally attract a man who also knows about the 1+1=3!!! So if you feel like the author in your relation right now, ask yourself where your have not quite developed true independence jet!

14. Being too traditional when it comes to gender roles
We can pay for our own dinner, put together our own piece of furniture and even work after giving birth.
Just a repetition of 1, 3, 9 and 12.

15. Moving too fast
We didn’t get this independent overnight. We’re likely used to being on our own and it may take a little while for us to get used to having someone else around. We are secure enough on our own that we don’t need someone to tell us they love us on the second date, we don’t need to meet your parents tomorrow and we aren’t going to move in with you next week.
Haha.. this actually is perfectly explained by my answer of number 1.aaDear Ones, I hope you enjoyed the read, had maybe a good laugh about one or the other familiar theme, and all in all got inspired to take a good deep look at the reality and insides of your relationship life so far!! May the information bring blessings and seeds of new beginnings and divine manifestations to you, and may you feel strong to take your self-love to the next level. The energies are strong and the universe is sending us the winds of change on the way, while we are walking into the Golden Age of Humanity!!
Love and Blessings!!
Edith

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The Festival Of Consciousness in San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlan

LAGO-ATITLAN-2by Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
even that I announced my holidays to you, I could not resist to prepare some special treats for you! First up the reminder for the “7th Festival of Consciousness“, that is taking place here in San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala – starting this Thursday March 17th, running till March 21st!!! This is an amazing opportunity to get a taste for the magic of our little town, to connect with people who share their spiritual teachings here and simply have fun at the theater and music events provided!! I will be holding 2 workshops for “Silent Community Play Time” and a discussion circle if “Indigo Children are the Natural Leader for the Golden Age of Aquarius“!

focAnd as divine timing always works out perfectly for all of us, this month I am free for a personally designed One on One training week that I can share from March 28th to April 1st ;-)! I am already excited to see, who it will be that claims the spot!!March 16-pageThis is the official flyer announcing the Festival:
The 7th Festival of Consciousness will begin on March 17th this year! Passes are available online and will be available for purchase in person at the beginning of the week. So many great workshops and events! Be sure to stay informed at sanmholisticcottage.com A long version of some workshops will be uploaded tomorrow! This is a GREAT event to be in San Marcos for! Remember if there is no accommodation in town, private boats can easily be arranged to take you back to Tzununa, San Juan, and San Pedro, So come play, learn, share and connect in San Marcos!

zI hope my friends to meet you there!! To share some silent deep rooted, soul connecting, playtime with you; or have the chance for a passionate discussion about the role of Indigo Children in the creation of the Golden Age of Aquarius!!! For the following 5 days I have prepared simple guidlines and high vibrating songs for you, to make a deep inner connection with the forces of the elements. Than I am back with the energies most present for all of us, in that very moment of this ever shifting, ever changing experience we call “life” ;-).
Love and Blessings… I am off for the beach now;-)!
Edith

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The Divine Color Rays Most Active In Our Collective Awakening

oby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
over the last few month you heard me repeatedly talking about the increased support that is in the air, transmitted from the Realms of the  Ascended Masters, and reachable for so many for the first time right now. I shared a post explaining how the Masters send out information, energetic waves and their higher frequencies, thru the highways of sound and light, and how that has an impact on human life on earth. We looked into the power of transformation that the inner fire of alchemy is holding for us, and how our breathing is the key to master this alchemical process. As we change layer by layer, and transform our momentary state of being – into a higher vibrating version of our TRUE SELF, we manifest more and more light into our physical body and become the shining lights we always have been. The Ascended Master Apollonius of Tyanan showed us the way, how to raise our vibration of the physical bodies DNA strands!
Than the last few days there have been so many Angelic Messages, Number Sequences, Synchronicity and repetitions of numbers that appeared, since the intense energies of the Virgo Full Moon, that today it is time to collect information on the divine highways of light; the divine color rays of manifestation; that are the most active for us these days.
For the ones who are not familiar with this term jet, we are talking about the seven colors of the inner wheels of divine creation, the inner rainbow light of the chakra system in the physical body. Each of the seven rays represents the acceptance, perfection and completion of a particular aspect in our personal Christ Consciousness – the I AM awareness. On our individual path of self-mastery, the frequencies transmitted from this rays, combined with the awareness of their meaning, can propeller our growth quickly into exhilaration. We are all great spiritual beings, powerful and deserving of our own awakening and ascension. Use your power to create exactly the life you want on planet earth!!

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Masters of the First Divine Ray: The Blue Ray
EL MORYA – CHOHAN:
Is the Chohan (the Leader) of the first divine ray. He is also chief of the Darjeeling Council and of the Great White Brotherhood. El Morya represents courage, focus, certainty, power, forthrightness, self-reliance, dependability, self-responsibility, faith and divine action. All attributes a human being emotionally identifies with the Father principle, the energy of an authentic leader, a judge or a king – human archetypes, human reality and internal qualities of a true spiritual warrior.

IMMACULATA THE PLANETARY SILENT WATCHER:
Immaculata is holding the divine blueprint of life, from which constantly the pattern of perfection and creation for the Golden Age of Aquarius on our planet and for all her attendants flows. It is her service to watch over the human race and guard individuals as well as groups of people, to follow the DIVINE HIGHER WILL.kuthumimMasters of the Second Divine Ray: The Golden Ray
MASTER KUTHUMI:
is our current World Peace Teacher, a member of the Great White Brotherhood of Masters and representative of the Golden Age of Aquarius, the Earth plane of unconditional love, peace and a brotherhood of men.

LORD LANTO:
is a master of the power of precipitation—the alchemical process of drawing forth cosmic light and substance from the universal substance and bringing it into physical form. The power tool of Master Lanto is the “mighty transcendent golden flame of illumination”, located in the Himalaya mountains.

BUDDHA GAUTAMA:
is known as The Enlightened Being or The Buddha, and was the founder of Buddhism in India. The Buddha can help us to energetically translate, transform and clarify inner energies to higher vibrations. His light has an impact on all levels of our spiral dance of creation (what we call past – present and future).

KENICH AHAU:
is  a member of the Spiritual Hierarchy of Shamballa, closely connected with the Mayan Civilization. Kenich Ahan is the patron protector for all Mayan People and students of the spiritual path. He is Mayan sun god, patron of the creations of music and poetry and is the son of “Hunab Ku” –  the “Great Central Spiritual Sun “.

MASTER LING:
is a loving source of assistants for each of us, who calls him into his awareness. His message: it is easier to learn how to shield our awareness, than to clear our energetic field from disharmonious thoughts and feelings of the world, once they entered our conciseness.mmMasters of the Seventh Divine Ray: The Violet Ray
SAINT GERMAIN:
is the master alchemist of the sacred inner fire, who carries the flame of the violet fire for us. This inner fire provides us with the ability to transform, transmute, elevate and shift every emotional pattern inside of us, into higher vibration and devotion to express divine purity.

LADY PORTIA:
is known as the Goddess of Justice and Opportunity, but even more important she is the Ascended Master of Initiation to the next level of higher vibration. She represents the quality of divine justice – the execution of the Divine / Hermetic Laws on planet earth. She is the twin flame of Saint Germain on the Seventh Ray of Transformation, Freedom and Transmutation.

KUAN YIN:
is known as the Goddess of Mercy. Her divine qualities are compassion, kindness, fertility, health and magic. She is patron of the children and of the helpless here on earth. In China she is also known as the great mercy, great pity, salvation from misery, salvation from woe, and the Goddess of thousand arms and thousand eyes.jjDear Ones, I hope you feel encouraged and inspired to make your contact with the divine light within you!! That you are brave this year, when the energies of the universe again decide to turn our world many times upside down!!! I hope you find strength and support with the Masters energy field and always remember “you deserve to walk this life in the ease and blessings of your I AM presence”!! Keep breathing deeply, and taking in all the divine blessings that come now as harvest of our work into manifestation!
Blessings an Courage ;-)! Edith

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5 Of New Beginnings Last Years Best Reads (Non Seasonal)

aaaby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,

the last year was magical and has brought beautiful blessings of abundance and growth to me and my passion as a writer. Over time many of you resonated with me and the guidance I received for our collective path. So today allow me to share the 5 most enjoyed (not season related) articles, that my follower made the “Best Reads” in 2015. I hope they bring you insights, guidance and lots of inspiration for your personal creation of the Golden Age of Aquarius!!!
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ReadiBest Read Number 1:
Synchronicity, Number Sequences & Angel Messages
In this very special time of our transition into the Golden Age of Aquarius, synchronicity for the human collective is aligning with the universal number language. What does that mean? It means that timelines open, and for thousands of people the energetic understanding of number sequences (as 222,333,444,11:11,…), sacred geometries and even music (when composing music, you can choose to write it down either in a note or in a number and every musician can read it that way – it is the direct translation of “everything is vibration”) will grow. Read here the full article!!743
Best Read Number 2:
10 Signs you are called to be a Western Shaman
Trait Number 4.) Have you fallen deathly sick in early childhood, survived a deep coma, had a near death experience or spend your nights constantly in the state of lucid dreaming? This are all considered calls from the spirit world. In shamanic traditions especially being on the verge of drowning and survived a fire of some sort, are seen as signs of a calling to become a Shamanic Healer. Read here the full article!!
mastersBest Read Number 3:
What to Know about the Ascended Masters
Now is the time for all of us, to connect with the realm of the Ascended Masters! To start a co-creative relationship based on the feelings of equality, respect and joy, to cut all the old ties of negativity or limiting doctrines and to start feeling the presence of the other world in your everyday life as a supportive force. With some devotion and practice, this is possible for all of us. The Ascended Masters are basically humanity’s elder brothers and sisters, beings of light supporting the ascension process of the human collective as well as of the individual. Most of them walked the planet for many lifetimes, refining their light body through the practice of constant energetic awareness. Read here the full article!!lkhigh
Best Read Number 4:
6 Abilities an Awakened Man desires in a woman
1) An awakened man wants your true authentic self:
An man on the awakening path, needs a woman who knows herself. A woman who clearly is aware of her core values, strong and centered enough not to change – just to be with him. A woman who does not feel the need to prove herself to anyone. Not to him, not to the outside world. A woman who knows how to communicate, live and share her desires. He will be grateful to her, as long as she shares her true authentic self with him. The loving, inspiring and embracing parts of your true being, as much as the challenging and not so comforting parts. A woman willing to take full responsibility for her being, and her own feelings. Read here the full article!!s
Best Read Number 5:
7 Signs your Spirit Guides are Present
2.) Vivid Dreams
When we get attuned to higher energies, more and more doors in our subconscious open for bigger receptiveness. But as most people in the world today have a very full schedule and engage in far to many daily 3d activities, it sometimes is easier for your guides to make their way into your dreams – than to reach your awareness during the day. So when our connection increases, often our dreams get far more vivid. Read here the full article!!

Dear Ones, I hope you have fun with this “best reads” from the last year! I hope the insides help and bring inspiration for your personal development and awakening path!! May you be well guided always, and have fun discovering your own essence daily a bit more!
Love and Blessings!!!
Edith!

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Emotional Intelligence – The Ascended Master Afra/Africa & Gathering The Tribes

1by Edith Boyer-Telmer
Dear Friends,
are you familiar with the term emotional intelligence?? If not, don’t worry – it is one of this expressions that only in the last few years made its way into the collective’s vocabulary.  But even that the term seams to be ‘new age born’, the qualities and energetic vibrations it describes are not. Indeed the development of intelligence on emotional level is what already the Ascended Master Afra’s life has prepared for us as divine blueprint, to excess in case of need.
Afra i
s known as the first man with black skin color, who ascended to the Master Realms, breaking boundaries of raise and class for his time. His wisdom goes back to Lemuria’s powerful harmony, and includes emotional respect, emotional protection, emotional care taking and inner emotional strength. In this qualities it shows also, that Afra has a female side as well, its his twin flame Africa. The woman that named the continent!
The couple is working on the divine violet flame of transformation and purification (together with masters like Saint Germain, Kuan Yin and Lady Portia), in order to shift human emotions into higher vibrations, and is member of the Great White Brotherhood of Ascended Masters. On our way thru the collective awakening process, they provide us with the emotional clarity, purity and authenticity we need, in order to change the old paradigms in our relationships, community living and other tribal gatherings, as they are also the masters of all mystery of the African tribes, preserved in its purest and most original form.
Which means their emotional wisdom heals our tribal and family tree roots. Their spirit is shining thru the work of many men and women, who served the collective as leader into a new paradigm for all of humanity. One of the strongest expressions we find in a modern time leader, is Nelson Mandela telling the world in a burning voice and with Marianne Williamson‘s words, where to find the flame to enlighten the world.
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“…Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

“Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others”, states the official explanation of the term. Personally I would add to this, “while not manipulating others and looking for a win-win outcome for all parties involved”. At least when we speak of the mastery of the art of developing emotional intelligence  😉 ! In our personal development of emotional awareness, of applying this awareness to the current moment and than finding an authentic action that matches the moment, the work with the energetic field of the Master Afra can help us profoundly. So if you seek his help to refine your emotions, simply call the Masters name in your mind, while you are working with the violet flame!!

VIOLET FLAME PRAYER
I AM a being of violet fire
I AM the purity God desires.

Dear Ones, I hope this words are help and guidance on your way of developing higher levels of profounder emotional intelligence!! That you enjoy working with the loving field of the Ascended Master Afra and his twin soul energy Africa, and that their amazing clarity and abilities help you rise to divine expressions of emotional awareness! May you be guided by the light of your higher self always!!! Love and Blessings!!!
Edith

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The rise of traveling families and world-schooling

640Dear Friends,
by now many of you know that I currently spend my live in a small Guatemalan Countryside town called San Marcos La Laguna, Solola. What is so very special about this place is that it attracts traveler, spiritual seeker and any types of people who challenge the status quo of our momentary society systems, by trying out new ways of living. Many of the people who come to town are young parents, long-term traveler and creator of new schooling types. So I found it very interesting to read that the world has picked up on this movement and the first public discussions about the pro and cons of long-term traveling with children, education outside the official education system and learning by experience – rather than studying the world from inside a classroom, have started. I hope you enjoy the article and maybe you feel inspired and take a little trip yourself!? I am very interested to hear, what you think about this topic and if one or the other of you has dreamed a similar dream already!! Have another wonderful day of learning on planet earth!! Love and Blessings
Edith

More families than ever are taking ‘adventures’ – long-term trips where children learn on the road. We talk to nomadic parents about the pros and cons of dropping out to travel the world. World-schooling, adventuring, life-learning, whatever you call it, more parents are doing it – if the proliferation of blogs and books by families on round-the-world trips is anything to go by. Driven by a desire to spend a greater amount of time with their children, escape the pressures of work and discover new cultures and lifestyles, a growing number of parents are jacking it all in, taking the kids out of school and setting off on an adventure.
Take Jo and Jamie Robins, who are two weeks into a four-month South America trip with their daughters, aged 10 and seven. “We want to take some time to step back from life, the treadmill of working hard to pay a mortgage, not having enough time for family or to follow our interests,” says Jo. The Robins have only just begun their adventure and are planning to come back home later this year – maybe. However, many parents find that once they are on the road, they can’t imagine going back to their old life. David and Debs Hurst’s three-month mission to visit their Facebook friends, with their sons, aged six and four, turned into an extended camper van trip across 13 countries, which they dubbed “education by astonishment”, visiting people and places with a “wow factor”. 3264“To our minds, they are learning in a more interesting way. We don’t know if we’re right, but it’s our gut instinct. We don’t have a TV in the van and the boys only have one small box of toys each. We encourage them to spend as much time as possible outside,” says David. They were so inspired by their journey that they are setting off again, this time to Spain where they hope to buy some land and set up a family campsite with a focus on learning through outdoor play.In 2014, Martina and Julian Tyrrell sold their house in Cambridge, their car and 90% of their belongings to sail off into the sunset on a 36ft yacht, with their daughters, aged five and four. Nearly two years on, they are temporarily based by the Guadiana river on the border of Spain and Portugal, while the girls go to a Spanish school, and are wondering where the wind might take them next. “When people asked us how long we would be away for, I jokingly said between six months and 60 years. The kids love the life and I’m not that concerned about school because we always said we would homeschool them. If they get to a point where they want to go to school, I won’t stand in their way,” says Martina.
For many traveling families, homeschooling is not just a consequence of travel, but part of the attraction. Overall, homeschooling is on the rise. Local authority figures released at the end of last year show a 65% increase in children recorded as home educated in the UK over six years. Vagabondfamily.org, which profiles over 100 nomadic families, has a series of posts on the benefits of “roadschooling”, while Daniel Prince, who has been traveling for nearly two years using lovehomeswap.com, talks about the inspiration for homeschooling, as well as some of the resources he and his wife use to educate their four children.
One thing these families have in common is that their children are very young. Single parent Theodora Sutcliffe traveled the world for four years with her son, but settled in Bali when he turned 13. Sutcliffe has no regrets about their travels and says her son benefited “hugely”, but their journey came to an end when he decided he wanted to go to a conventional school. Whether parents choose to homeschool on the road, like the Hursts, or more radically “unschool” (whereby children are give free rein to learn at their own pace – or not), the Department of Education takes a dim view of any time away from school. “Obviously, we do not condone it. Children must receive a suitable education. Even missing a week of school affects children’s attainment,” said a spokeswoman.4608It’s no surprise that the government disapproves, driven as it is by targets and goals – the precise thing many parents are trying to get away from. But are there other reasons why long-term travel is a bad idea? The people doing it – typically well-off liberals who can afford to fund a long-term trip – justify the experience on the grounds that it will benefit their children immensely. But would those kids be just as happy and learn as much by doing activities each weekend? Are these parents just being selfish? In a recent Observer debate about taking term-time holidays, philosopher Julian Baggini accused parents of being disingenuous about their true motives.
“The value of out-of-school learning is real, but often a convenient alibi for selfishness,” he wrote, adding that he suspects parents who use the “holidays are cheaper in term time argument” are the pushier middle-class parents who are manipulating the system, rather than “genuine cases of hard-pressed families who cannot afford holidays when school’s out”. When it comes to long-term leave, Baggini is more understanding. “I think it is probably true, and not just self-serving, that children gain more from spending an extended time abroad than the equivalent in a school. Partly, it’s because diversity of experience is generally good in itself.” Most round-the-world family blogs hail the experience as life-changing in the best way possible, illustrating gushing blog posts with snaps of beaming children in exotic places. Few admit to finding it tough, or question their decision.
Lara Pennington-Ellis, a British single mum based in Barcelona who set off on a round-the-world trip with her eight-year-old son in 2015, is one exception. Her blog zzzworldninjas.com broaches the challenges of travel, as well as the fun bits. “It’s a wonderfully romantic idea but the reality is much harsher,” she says in one post, admitting that being together with her son 24/7 can feel claustrophobic. “I’m loving our intense time together but I’m also missing my personal freedom and adult conversation.” Her take on homeschooling is far from rosy, too. “World schooling sounds easygoing but it’s actually the hardest hour of the day, to knuckle down and do maths/Spanish/English/handwriting homework. We are not your typical hippie family!” These are luxury “problems”, of course. Any talk of round-the-world travel – let alone complaints about it – will rile a large portion of the population. But it’s refreshing to hear a few gripes among the sea of breathless accounts, especially at this time of year, when more parents than ever will be fantasizing about escape. Are you one of them?

Source: The Guadian

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