A New Tribe of Spirit Warriors has Arrived!

Submitted by Open on Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:16

Hi Everyone, Openhand is on the road again. This time it's Chicago and Halifax in America and Canada for this year's final two 5GATEWAYS events. It never ceases to amaze me where you all show up from. In Chicago we've got locals, yes, but then others are travelling from as far away as California, Florida and Wisconsin. It's a marvellous 'rainbow tribe' we're connecting into. Souls who are all totally unique, yet uniting around the common passion for the shift.

We can feel change building, our hearts are bursting for it.
A new tribe of spirit warriors has indeed arrived! Come join the journal...

First stop Chicago

The first stop is Chicago, but fortunately we're outside the 'big smoke, in the expansive countryside nearby, at the idyllic retreat centre at "Kilbuck Creek". They have indeed got a wonderful creek, with beavers building their dams - a site to behold indeed. And raccoons scaling the local street lamps - nature is getting understandably crazy - whatever next!

Here in Chicago we have facilitators Chad and Jen supporting the event, helping hold the energy and to inspire the big breakthroughs.

Thanks for the support guys, I just know we're going to have an awesome time.

 

Afterwards it's Halifax in Nova Scotia

Afterwards, I'll be moving further north to Halifax in Canada, where I'll be working once more in the awesome vibe of the Falls River Yoga Studio of Michelle and John.

And I'll be ably supported by Openhand facilitator Joanne - thanks so much for bringing it all together. I know we're going to have a great time. And who knows, there may even be a connection with the magical musician "Jont" - whose offered the fantastic song "Supernatural" for a future Openhand documentary "Paradigm Shift" (planned release 1st August). Let's let the flow unfold!

Tune in

We love to involve as many of you as possible, "through the ether", for these events. Which means to take a little bit of time out during the events, meditate, and tune into the sense of the vibe of what Openhand is up to. In consciousness space, distance is no object! You're sure to be inspired by what transpires.

As the Chicago event kicks off, I'll leave with you with this short video (produced by Trinity), from the past, but sure to inspire. "A New Tribe of Spirit Warriors has Arrived". Indeed we have!

Great to "see" you

Namaste

Open The Sun EmojiThumbs Up SignPraying Emoji

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Hey guys. I'm connecting with you all through the ether and looking forward to the updates... Have a wonderful time of deep explorations and revelations! 

Margaret

 

There's a profound sense of family here that feeds my soul..   Connecting in LOVE. joanne

Great to have you tuned in Margaret & Joanne - and others out there. Thumbs Up Sign

We had a great first day. Because the group was smaller, the expansions were deeper and faster, so there have been some powerful openings - beautiful experiences all round, and some heart warming connections. It feels simply heavenly!

All of these courses are unique. They each have their own vibe - each session comes from a connection to the flow itself, and allowing that to guide the show. I do have a basic outline to it, and practices that I know from experience work exceedingly well, but how each process develops and unfolds, is a part of the 'great mystery' that we're working hard to harness and amplify. I just love being in that uncertainty and vulnerability - it's where all the miracles arise from!

It's not always been that easy to live within the uncertainty and vulnerability though! It did take some time to get there. When you realise that it's an essential aspect of the path itself, then at some point, there will come the commitment to always surrender into it in the moment. Progressively doubt and fear dissolve, but it is quite a journey into that level of acceptance and surrender. Surely then, the magic kicks in, and you realise its the only place to really be.

Yesterday was stunning - we were in guided meditation, journeying right back to the emergence of the cosmos from the infinite potential of the One. Then exploring the evolution of life, and our intimate interconnection with it. We had the door to the forest and creek open. At one point, as we bowed into the energy and sat up to allow free flow of soul (as in the Openhand Bow), the breeze outside suddenly built up, as if from nowhere, and swept through the meditation room! 

And at another point, I was speaking about the synchronicity of interconnectivity, to which the birds outside began to respond. We having a lovely dialogue with them!

So for those tuning in, I felt to share this article for you to consider as you approach your day. See how "Flying on the Wings of Vulnerability" might help you overcome fear and doubt, and open into that incredible potential of the Universe. Have a great day! The Sun EmojiOK Hand SignPraying Emoji

"Come to the edge" he said,
"We can't, we are afraid" they said,
"Come to the edge" "We can't, we will fall"
"Come to the edge" and they came and he pushed them and they flew.

Guillaume Appollinaire

 

How to Overcome Doubt and Fear by Flying on the Wings of Vulnerability

The Meditations begin. Yes, we're meditating, not sleeping - honestly!...

After all that hard meditating, it's time for a sleep!...

Is Terry hugging the tree? Or is the tree hugging Terry!...

Erin embodying the wise elder...

Heather in soulmotion. What's that song by the Bangles? - "Walk like and Egyptian"...

Yours truly, "getting jiggy with it"...

After all that "jiggying", phew it's time for a lunch break. Ann shining the light...

Chad the bear, "filling his boots"...

Serenity on the Verandah. It's a great start!...

It is a lovely vibe here indeed. It's a relatively small group, so the connections are extra deep and a lovely camaraderie is building in the group - lots of warm and open hearts.

Yesterday we got deep into Openhand's "spiritual compass", and particularly the part "opening into blockages". This is fundamental to the Openhand work. I often witness in the 'spiritual mainstream' that there's a tendency to specifically aim for the 'love and light' experiences. The risk is, this simply creates another identity and a 4D bubble that people disassociate into. I wrote recently about that in this article...

The Flowing Path of Enlightenment and the "Non-Duality" Bubble

Imagine the soul as a hot air balloon. When you connect into the mainstream of the soul's energy, it's often going to feel like a rising expansiveness - it starts to flow through the dimensions back toward the source - what we might call "Ascension". But as it does so, it will pull on any karmic tethering which is anchoring it to the ground (to the lower dimensions). When you 'pull on' this tethering, it's going to stir up discomfort, tightness, anxiety and fear - all those subconscious limitations that keep the lower aspect of self attached into the lower densities. If you truly wish to liberate and empower the soul, then it's essential to activate and get into this tethering so as to process it out.

So that's exactly what we were getting into yesterday. I regressed the group into various challenging karmic experiences which I could feel activating. We're then using the 9 Step Openhand Healing Approach to work through it - it's an expansion of the more simplified Breakthrough Approach (which is only 4 steps).

Here's a breakdown of the 9 step approach, which is explained in detail in the 5GATEWAYS book...

  • 1. Confront the situation: you must first accept and completely acknowledge the truth of what is happening in your world. Get thoroughly used to observing yourself and accepting responsibility for your feelings in relation to what is going on in the situation. If you get tight, angry or wound up, acknowledge it. If someone is steamrollering your truth and that feels unpleasant, witness that too. Do not shy away from, or paper over, any inner retraction caused by events and other people in the outside world. By the Law of Attraction you have manifested them anyway, so as to confront and break through such a limitation. Embrace that.
  • 2. Regress deeply into the feelings of the situation: it may not be appropriate for you to deal with the feelings in the moment they are coming up - you could be at work for example, in public or looking after your children. It is important not to suppress and dissolve the feelings, but rather to contain them: you get the sense that they are inside you, but you are on top of them and can manage them. When the timing is more appropriate (and as soon as possible), regress yourself deeply into the feelings once more: see the images, feel the feelings, let them come up inside.
  • 3. Honour and express the pain: essentially this source pain is caused where your soul identifies somehow with the illusion of separation and the need for a particular outcome – where the soul is not self-realised (not realising of the One). However, if you honour the pain by fully expressing it in some way, then you become 'as-one' with it – you relocate the lost nugget of soul gold that was buried there and you reintegrate as the One. Honouring the pain might mean shouting and screaming, crying, rolling up into a ball, beating a punch bag or cushion, writing a journal or dancing and moving. Listen to your soul, and do whatever you feel given to do.
  • 4. Break through with presence: when the source pain is at its height, when you can truly locate and feel it within your body, such that it is becoming excruciating, then paradoxically, you are ready to become the One through it; you are on the very precipice of presence. Remind yourself that all experience is relativistic and therefore transient – it does not define who you are. What you are, is absolute pure potential, beyond the pain. At this point, there will be some key (such as a word, mantra, a visualisation or symbolic metaphor) to help you ‘open the door’ through the density and into presence. If you are not sure what that is, ask the universe and you will be shown.
  • 5. Feel the light of the soul: when you’ve stepped into the sense of presence, then you are really processing and letting go of the density – it is like you are stirring the bed of the stream in which the nuggets of soul gold have become buried. Now you will be able to see and feel the glint of the soul as it is being liberated. It will be a sense of lightness, completeness, confidence, strength, surrender; you may feel it as a light or warmth beginning to flow into the body, through the previous restriction. Now focus on, and give energy to, this new sensation. It is like pouring fuel on an igniting flame – it grows stronger.
  • 6. Dissolve the source pain: you are now ready to truly dissolve and fully release that aspect of source pain. Whilst staying in the sense of Pure Presence, intuit how your connection with your emerging soul, can best process the dense energy of the source pain. You have to remain soft and expanded, so that you do not tighten down out of the energy that causes the pain. So stay expanded through it, containing it within your consciousness, but then use whatever meditation comes to you to remove it. It could be a particular form of breathing, movement and dance, or it could be a visualisation. Let your intuition carry you – it already knows what best to do.
  • 7. Contemplate deeply any conditioned behaviours: the source pain will have built up conditioned behaviours (as spoken of in Gateway 2). Now deeply contemplate what conditioning – what distortions – the source pain has caused in your life. Maybe, for example, you were needy of others? Or perhaps too competitive and aggressive. See yourself within those behaviours, being totally honest with yourself about them (reminding yourself, if necessary, that you are not to blame for them). It can help to write them down in a journal.
  • 8. Visualise yourself interrupting the behaviours: in motivational and spiritual circles, people often speak of visualising the outcome or behaviour you would like to have happen. The risk is though, that this just becomes another level of programming. Instead, see yourself interrupting the behaviours that have emanated from the source pain. As you get increasingly sensitive, you will begin to actually feel the density and any fixed neural pathways. With a sense of surrendered will, you can begin to break these apart and literally dissolve them within.
  • 9. Become surrendered openness, attune to authentic beingness: as the density and conditioned behaviours have been dissolved inside, increasingly you settle into an awesome place of surrendered openness: you feel expansive, peaceful, whole and complete. You are now much more able to interrupt the old behaviours in daily life and open up through them. Spontaneous acts of authentic beingness then begin to magically flow through you, which are totally right and befitting of the moment. It is like you become less an identity, and more a moving flow of consciousness through life. This is pure joy of living! (I have written more about the qualities of authentic beingness that start to come through, and to which you can give energy, in Gateway 4).

Breaking through with 5GATEWAYS

If you're exploring with us 'through the ether, and you have any thoughts on this, or wish to understand any aspect deeper, then do ask. We can shed some further light.

Finally, anyone whose done an Openhand event, will know how we incorporate emotive music into the meditations to activate karmic source pain. One of the great sadnesses that came up yesterday, was the plight of sentient life on the planet. So we meditated deep into that, felt the sadness, and let go into it. It's all about becoming the One in the experience, so it no longer defines you. You can have the emotion, yes, but then let it flow through and out.

If you have sadness about what's happening to other sentient life, or any aspect of the shift, then it's absolutely fine to feel into and express it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with your feelings. Instead of bottling them up, we just have to let them flow...

A big Heart full of love everyone.

Thanks for tuning in.

Open HeartHeartHeart

Hi Everyone tuning in. We had a fantastic day yesterday. Having broken through layers of density the day before, the group was now ready to open up for experiences of higher dimensional beingness. Lots has been written about the 7 main chakras, but precious little about the vehicles of expression that they interact with. This is crucial to the understanding of how humanity reactivates true multidimensionality, the way original humans really were, before an interdimensional intervention purposefully closed the higher vehicles down.

Here is an overview of how multidimensionality works by opening the higher vehicles and then 7 points of advice on how to do it.

The Seven Bodily Vehicles of Expression

  • 7. Spirit-Light-Body (merkaba): the spirit-light-body was designed to receive soul consciousness through the crown chakra to align our being with the right dimensional activity inline with our higher purpose. Through the spirit-light-body, the soul has the capacity to act through multiple planes of consciousness simultaneously. It interconnects us with all other sentient life and is able to harmonise with the co-creative intent of other souls within our sphere of influence. Our divine purpose could be channeling in the harmonistic light of the Fifth Dimensional Realm to which we are ascending; it could be counteracting Opposing Consciousness in the Fourth Dimensional Realm to prevent distortional interference; alternatively it could be bringing absolute presence into the Third Dimension to fulfill creative activity. Thus the spirit-light-body shines the light of our soul interdimensionally.
  • 6. Celestial Body: the celestial body harnesses and stores reflections of our soul through the countless lifetimes we've experienced. It's purpose is to help us align with our true aspects of beingness. The downward shining light of the soul is next received into the third eye chakra, which ‘looks’ into the outer world comparing what it sees to the reflections of the soul in the celestial body. When the soul notices its own brilliance, it helps us align with and unfold those aspects of beingness that are most becoming of us; we settle into our groove so to speak. It is that feeling of complete self-belief, self-confidence, self-acceptance and contentment. When we can notice ourselves manifested in the outer world through our own authentic inner reflection, that is when we are truly living. We are frequently reduced to tears at the seemingly simplest of things because we are fulfilling our divine purpose.
  • 5. Higher Mind: from authentic being arises authentic creation. The purpose of higher mind is to harmonise with the divine flow of synchronicity and initiate "Right Action" aligned with the universe. Through the power of the celestial body, we have noticed how to be within the external world and now is the time to experience this through creative action. At this stage, the creative impulse is quite abstract and undefined; the purpose is more about creative intent, and co-creating with other sentient life, rather than an actual creation itself. The soul now acts through higher mind, gathering together ‘elementals of consciousness’ into a directional flow of Right Action, like swirling clouds in the heavens.
  • 4. Causal Body: the causal body is where our "karma" is held. It is the cause of our incarnation, it sets the agenda for our learning experience based on the attachments and creative experiences we need to evolve through. As the soul shines its beams of creative light down through the higher vehicles, our karma casts shadows of attachment through the lower bodies and into our outer experience. The causal body (also known as the energy body) now attracts and manifests exactly the right conditions to unveil the learning experiences required for our evolution. We are invited to confront and dissolve the obscuring clouds of karma by fulfillment of non-judgmental Right Action. We perceive this directing influence as a pull through the Heart Centre - "this is the way to go now".
  • 3. Lower Mind: lower mind is designed to receive, interpret and process higher channeled knowing through our clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient (psychic) skills. So now we know what to do, the question is how to do it? If our authentic, creative action does not get side-tracked, the gathering energies are next passed into our subconscious or "lower mind". Lower mind then helps us to ‘connect the dots’ within the co-creative weave. Through the clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient skills of lower mind, we notice rhythms and patterns of synchronicity in our “consciousness landscape” and have clear visions of the ‘garment’ to be created. As Right Action clicks into place moment by moment, it becomes abundantly clear what we are being invited to do and how to do it.
  • 2. Emotional Body: the emotional body builds energy, passion and conviction around our behaviours to bring our creative Right Action into fruition. The creative process has now gathered together the right fabric for our creation, but it now has to be woven into form. The soul now utilises the emotional body to garner more consciousness 'elementals' and weaves emotion around the creative act. It provides a multi-coloured palette of experience that brings the garment to life. It makes the illusionary reality feel very real, yielding meaning and sense of purpose to life. However, once the creative action has come to fruition, the weave of the garment is meant to quickly unwind again, so that something else may be created. It is not a part of the human design that we hang onto emotions and build identities around them as is so often the case.
  • 1. Physical Body: the physical body provides the ultimate vehicle to bring the creative, downward flowing process into full expression; it provides the experience of separation - of one thing relative to another. Finally, the soul’s gathering weave of elementals takes form around our ultimate vehicle of creative expression - the physical body. As the master weaver, our brain reads the pattern that has been crafted through our higher bodily vehicles and then orchestrates a magical symphony of activity throughout our billions of material cells. The physical body finally brings life to the creative action experienced in the myriad of human, physical possibility. The physical body is a multifaceted mirror of higher creative intent. It is the jewel in the crown; when functioning as designed, it makes the illusion of reality real.

7 ways to reactivate your multidimensionality

  • 1. Surrender: be absolutely clear that the ONLY game going on in the universe is self-realisation and that we might as well finally surrender and take an active part in that game rather than trying to conveniently ignore it while it plays with us! So accept that ALL events, happenings and circumstances have but one purpose...to discover our absolute completeness - our "absoluteness" - beyond all circumstances. Realise the aim of the game is to be completely free inside WHATEVER happens.
  • 2. Become the "Observer": the next step is to become the Observer of ourselves in all activities, events and circumstances. We notice where we lose our temper; where we become tight inside because of other people's behaviour; where we might blame another for the reality we are creating ourselves; where our addictions to something in particular cause us to act in predictable ways. When we notice this, firstly it is important just to watch it, accept responsibility for it, but not judge ourselves. In this way, we are already beginning to break free. It's also important to contemplate and utilise techniques for regaining the place of the Observer when we lose it, which inevitably happens in the beginning. It could be a deep breathing exercise for example, a visualisation meditation, or a mantra of some kind. Some people find it of particular benefit to put up strategically placed 'post-it' notes around the house; "let go" for instance.
  • 3. Open the heart: next we need to open the heart further by attuning to those experiences that generate the sublime taste of divine oneness; the feelings such as lightness, expansiveness, timelessness and infinite peace. So the key is to follow those experiences that give us joy as much as possible - "what makes our Hearts sing" - until we are tuning in consistently throughout the day. Whilst we are in the experience, it is still paramount that we're observing ourselves in it. So it could be a few moments of deep breathing at our desk, walking in the lunch break admiring natural beauty or doing the gardening after work; whatever 'crumbles our cookie', the key is to be watching ourselves in our joy.
  • 4. Follow the inner pull: as the heart opens, we begin to notice the natural synchronistic order of things and an inner pull to "Right Action". Sometimes this pull can be felt as an energy through the heart chakra, sometimes it is a simple inner knowing "this is what to do now". In which case it will benefit us to always respond to that pull. Where does the pull lead? It will guide us to events, circumstances and experiences that provide an opportunity to express a "divine gift of beingness" and to expose conditioned behaviour patterns formed from an attachment to a desired outcome. These are "distortions" of authentic beingness, often created by society and causing us to get tight, worried, angry or frustrated.
  • 5. Deal with distortions and addictive behaviour: the key to dealing with distortions is to realise each conceals a divine gift of beingness and to ultimately unveil that instead. So for example someone might smoke because it gives them the feeling of relaxed completeness; we might drink because it makes us feel more sociable and confident; we might comfort eat because it gives us the feeling of contentment. Alternatively we might get worried, stressed or tight around particular issues because we think we need a particular outcome. The key to overcoming such conditioning is to go within, breathe deeply, settle into the pregnant pause before the moment is born, find our sense of inner completeness and then make space for an authentic act of beingness to arise naturally. This is by no means an easy thing to do, but the more we practice it, the more we'll realise every moment offers a black and white choice: give in to conditioning or surrender into the soul. In this way, we become the masters of our own destiny.
  • 6. Raise our energetic vibration: this can be achieved by regulating the denseness of vibrations we bring into the body thereby limiting the stimuli that raise our internal metabolic rate. So for example, if we eat dense, processed foods polluted with toxins then the body has to work harder to process them and the extra effort swallows up consciousness. Or if we pollute our minds with too much clutter, or the negativity caused by the judgmentalism frequently expressed through the media, then we tend to tighten inside. Internal tightness is also heightened by too much computer time, over use of electrical gadgets and chemical toxins used in household cleaning materials. The key is to organise our immediate living environment to raise our energetic vibration.
  • 7. Conduct regular spiritual practice: we live in a world that de-sensitises us and it is therefore of paramount importance that we redress the balance by conducting regular spiritual practice such as daily meditation. Traditionally meditation is considered as sitting quietly in stillness, but it could also happen during movement or breathing. What is essential, is that we begin to open, cleanse and harmonise the chakra system. This infuses the light of the soul through our being, thus reactivating the Seven Bodily Vehicles of Expression. Also such practice liberates powerful endorphins into the body which counteract the intervention energy. They redress the internal balance helping us find greater harmony and peace that we may reactivate the divine, downward creative flow.

 

The "Resurrection"

When we're truly connecting to the soul and experiencing it through the Seven Bodily Vehicles, it feels like coming home. Whatever is happening in the external drama, we feel like we're 'in the groove'. We sense our at-one-ment with the whole of life. Sitting on a park bench watching the light flickering through the leaves suddenly takes on a much deeper meaning. You find yourself soaring on the thermals of life. A yearning takes hold to return to our true nature; we're ready to turn away from society's conditioning and find the truth - to activate the divine human within. When you start fully infusing soul through meditation, you'll be taken on a magical journey of remembrance, of detoxification, healing and rejuvenation. The Seven Bodily Vehicles are purified, reactivated and re-energised - in short they are "resurrected". You re-acquire those skills so tragically taken from you. You once more take on multi-dimensional form; a much greater expanded reality becomes your truth. You are reacquainted with your birth-right.

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Namaste

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This is a very powerful post, Open. The title expresses the essence of what Openhand's been doing over the years. It's great to see the Openhand energy so focused and crisp. I'm feeling really empowered by being a part of what you have created, what we collectively have been creating. I can sense the momentum and the direction of where the humanity's consciousness is heading, so much unwinding, loosening and expansion.

Thank you all working on their own consciousness. It is felt and every little shift you go through matters to us all!

Greetings to all the people in Chicago as well as those tuning in and participating through the ether!

Margaret

One of the most powerful processes we've developed for the 5GATEWAYS work, is the "Openhand Diad". It's been influenced by Zen, but with its own unique way of expressing. It takes people deep into unconscious or repressed karma, unleashes and unwinds it so the soul can emerge beautifully through.

Here's a snapshot from yesterday.

The diad begins with meditation. The channel creates a strong flow of energy. The intensity is empathic, and deeply activational...

Participants touch deep inner consciousness, then express from that place to unravel...

Activating aspects of soul are attuned through emotive music, breathing and dance...

It takes you into deeply serene places...

Always plenty of time for hugs!...

Each diad always has an energy of its own, and very much guided 'through the ether' by the divine - the flow connects the dance of souls and decides how best to unravel individuals and the group.

Yesterday saw benevolent divine intervention in classic style, with the music literally picking itself. Somehow, as I touched my phone, the song "Search for the Hero", picked itself, which encapsulated the perfect mood to complete the diad. It reminded me of a similar event several years ago on the last day of a 5GATEWAYS gathering. As I arrived at the studio that day, I was seeing the number 22 everywhere on number plates and plenty of little white feathers. 22 is a significant number to me, speaking of twin flame energy, and also angelic. There's a special forces unit in the UK called "22 Special Air Service", which I've readapted to "22 Special Angel Service"! I call on them when some real support is needed. On that day, as I was playing the final song on my little laptop, my attention was drawn to the screen with 22 seconds to go of the track. At which point, the computer literally 'jumped' and started playing "Angels" by Robbie Williams! It was a stunning way to conclude. Yesterday was equally divine. So I felt to leave you with the track and great video from "M people"...

Search for the hero indeed!

Open Heart

It was an absolutely wonderful gathering of souls in Chicago for the 5GATEWAYS. It was a small group, which made it especially connective and intimate. A beautiful harmony unfolded. This one stood out for its great quality of softness. It's not always respected in this world of course, but the softness helps you empathise and connect deeper with the surrounding field and the whole of nature - which is a great strength.

I'm sure everyone who took part will remember it for many years to come. Here are a couple of closing photos...

It was divinely serene...

 

But with a crazy side too!...

A beautiful experience by all - you touched my heart deeply.

Profound thanks

Open HeartHeart

(PS - and a thanks so much for the wonderful support by facilitators Chad and Jen - you made it very special Heart)

Finally finally, I felt to share this tremendous song - who will ever forget how we danced and "hooted" -
how we let it all go..."Woohoo, Woohoo, Woohoo!"...

I received a beautiful message on my flight home.  I settled into my seat and closed my eyes wanting to meditate and be in the energy of the retreat as long as I could.  About half way through my flight I opened my eyes.  What I didn't notice when I first sat down is that on the back of every seat it said "fasten seat belt whilst seated".  I blinked my eyes and read it again to make sure I wasn't dreaming as I've never seen the word whilst used in the States before.  Yep it still said whilst seated and I laughed, (maybe out loud) and the message was crystal clear - even though the retreat was over the Openhand energy was coming home with me. Lucky me Slightly Smiling

In reply to by Open

Written words for me sometimes come hard but here goes All of you amazingly beautiful souls have touched me so deeply. I still well up every time i think of the experiences I had with you all. Magic memories that will continue to resonate for a long time. Thanks to All of You!!!! Hugs!!! Eddie

That's lovely Ann (and Eddie),

Yep, the "Openhand" energy is everywhere indeed!

It's the call to higher dimensional experience - we just have to look and feel for it.

Awesome

Open Thumbs Up SignThe Sun Emoji

Very beautiful sharing, I felt the loving energy in your photos. Infinite  creative potential comes into the mind of collective consciousness as the energy separates into individual vehicles to express the beautiful collective energy generated. 

Much love to all of you as you journey on through....

Erica 

Hi All! What an incredible week we shared! The cohesive harmony of our group touched me deeply. There is a strong sense of family and collective upliftment. The strength of softness, openness, sensitivity and harmonious collective creation while honoring and expressing our unique energy through the experience inspired me deeply. So many beautiful reflections witnessed in our time together.

Inquisitiveness, Curiosity, Courage, Conviction, Playfulness, Integrity, Authenticity, Trust, Empathic listenting and reflecting, Valuing Oneself, Compassion, Ease

What a rainbow of expressions! And how magical to all come together. I learned so much about myself over the course of the week and experienced new dimensions of being that were able to come more into fullness.

Feeling you all in my heart,

Jen

Hi All - I just felt to share a few things as there has been a lot moving since our gathering last week. Something that's landing for me is a deep sense of exhaustion and the question "what is essential now"?  I sense the exhaustion for me is partly coming from the energy that goes toward feeding the metrics (the matrix?) I have internally taken on as true and real and meaningful. The metrics I have identified with that measure my worth by what I know, can do, achieve, pull together, present and the subconscious attempt to meet it. What is essential now? I am loving being in this question and giving myself some deep rest. <3

Dear retreat mates-

I feel deeply grateful for the opportunity to experience the Openhand energy and guidance with such loving, supportive souls!  I extend my heartfelt appreciation to Open, Chad, Jen and each of my fellow participants for sharing the gift of your loving presence with me in such deep and meaningful ways. 

May we all continue our miraculous growth toward higher dimensions that was enhanced and evolved during our time together.

Heartfelt hugs,

Erin

 

 

In reply to by .Jen

I have felt this too Jen, although I could not put it into words, like I'm being pulled by two realities.  Thank you for sharing this observation and the advice to love the question and to rest within it. Heart

Lovely to see you tuning in here Erica, Jen and Erin (a warm welcome to Openhandweb). The Sun EmojiThumbs Up Sign

I'm just resting up ahead of the final 5GATEWAYS course of this year, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

I can totally identify with the sense of exhaustion the matrix causes - especially where you're very empathic and bridging between worlds. 

I see the exhaustion as a good sign - at least seeing it is positive. Many people I see, are living in a continual state of exhaustion, depleted of the soul's mainstream, just propped afloat by the physical stimulants of the matrix - or the distraction from the pain. But when you see the exhaustion, I believe you're touching that part of yourself which wasn't always engaged in the aligned behaviour of the soul - so we're getting into the fuzzy grey areas where the natural boundaries should be.

It's time to define the boundaries! Then to fully live the life of the soul, to set it free to create, to evolve and grow.

This just came to me. It seemed entirely appropriate. So I felt to share...

In loving support

Open HeartPraying Emoji

(PS - we've been talking about a retreat in Sedona haven't we? Looks like Sedona is calling!)

HI Open, Erin, Eddie <3),

What a beautiful video message...I especially loved this...

Your pockets, they can be empty, if your heart is full.

The Book can be unwritten, if you hold the pen.

The Path can be unclear, if you just trust yourself.

This is the lens that illuminates your world."

This is "it" ...and feel how closely the words "depressed" and "deep rest" are. I am finding that for me a depressed state comes when there is seeking a sense of worth, purpose, meaning on the external metrics and then concluding that it is a personal flaw that causes the inability to be at ease with or meet these matrices...what has been depressed is the authentic expression of the Soul. Tiredness fees like a natural felt experience to the subconscious efforting and yes it feels positive to recognize it. New layers are being seen and felt that were buried in a comfortable, yet stagnant reality.

 Deep rest in the Soul...feels like an untethering from the grip of self limitation...there are so many places this matrix lives inside ...Many sticky webs to dust off.  

Open you mentioned defining boundaries... I can see places/ways that I engage that are aligned with these metrics and why I have continued to engage in the ways I have...will take some inner purifying to unravel. Feeling how draining this is feels positive to me as well.

Holding the pen to the unwritten book gives such a sense of pure potential. 

The Sedona landscapes are calling...have put out feelers on that one =)

Big love,

Jen

 

Feels like you're seeing something really deep Jen - just allowing oneself to settle back right into oneself - not to be unnecessarily pulled outwards, unless given to extend. It's like bathing in your own essence, which is constantly replenishing and rejuvenating. And from there, the "book" writes itself. This song comes to mind...

One of my favourites!

Open The Sun EmojiThumbs Up Sign

We're well into the final gathering of the current 5GATEWAYS tour, at the stunning Fall River studio in Halifax. I'm being touched deeply by the sincerity of the inquiry. Humanity is looking out into the world for change - where will it come from? Of course it can only happen from within. And when just a small group of people gather together, and have the courage to work deep into layers of karma, then not only do they transform themselves, but resonate vibrations into the field which begin the process for others. Have no doubt, the New Paradigm will only happen by such a shift in consciousness. People like you, are the change leaders making it all happen. It's incredibly humbling.

The 5GATEWAYS Group gathers in the awesome Fall River Studio - thanks Michelle and John, what amazing energy...

No time wasted - right into the meditation...

After which, the inquiry begins...

Journalling helps focus minds - with the Goddess Quan Yin looking on..

Assisted soulmotion takes you deep into the energy body...

Phew, this work turns you upside down!...

Singing chakras down by the lake...

A green snake comes to feel the vibe of the serenading - I thought this was a great synchronicity - the "Black snake" we encountered earlier in the year had become green and benign...

I'm blown away at the profound depth of our gathering. Open is like a gifted maestro of souls...weaving highs and lows into a symphony of intense build up and sweet release. We ended the day in a state of surrender and grace after diving deep into the depths of the hidden-but-felt memories and energies.  What a ride! Deeply touched by the courage of these spiritual warriors. ❤

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Thanks for this song Open (the one up above- Unwritten). I haven't heard it in a long time and never quite realized the poignancy of the lyrics. Star Emoji

Looks like it was another soulful, deep exploration in Halifax! Love seeing the photos that capture some of the energy of the week!

Much love, Jen

It was a truly special way to complete this year's 5GATEWAYS program in Halifax, Canada. There was such great harmony within the group, everyone supporting and working for each other. So some wonderful connections were made and deep inquiries experienced. It will surely stay in our hearts for many a moon to come...

Okay, so I haven't got any sticks, but I'm sure if I focus strongly enough I can create fire!...

Joanne the Sharman, on behalf of everyone - thanks from the bottom of our hearts for bringing it all together...

Rebecca... "it goes like this"...

It really is okay to feel what you're feeling...

Rose and Marcia - "rainbow warriors!"..

All aboard for a galactic journey of a lifetime!...

A good dose of soulmotion always releases any tension...

 

Hi Open, I could not sleep once I though I was settled after an amazing 5 days with caring and sharing soul. I opened up openhand web this morning and was going to apologize to treebrother for posting the post below. It came to me it just is. Thanks for sharing, holding the space we needed, showing use there is light in the darkest spaces and showing the answer will come when it is needed. Or not.

 

Much love and gratitude

Charlie🤗🙏🤗💜

 

Heating up indeed, I'm with you on that one hi tree brother hi t

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CharlieWed, 05/16/2018 - 06:36

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Hi treebrother, it is now 3 in the morning, after a four hour drive home, 13 hours after leaving all of these beautiful souls at the end of this five-day retreat here in Halifax. I have so much to share from this experience but have to sit with this for a while and process it. Right now it feels like I am ungrounded and lost in my head.

I would like to say thank you too Open for his guidance and the other openhanders there and in the ether for being, sharing and holding the space much needed in these uncharted waters.

Much love and gratitude

Charlie🤗🙏🤗💜

 

Feeling so revitalized and connected. Inspired by courageous souls diving deeply and the reminder that there's nothing else going on but SELF expression. Be who you truly are in every moment and life crackles and sizzles. Excited because it flowed naturally to suggest we continue the inquiry by meeting together again...the beauty of all participants being local. At times like this words are not adequate to describe the feelings of love and gratitude. Open and Michelle what an honour to hold sacred space together. May the force be with all of us!! 🙏❤ Joanne

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Nothing to apologize about!!! I am sure our paths will cross in the 3d sometime soon and look forward to sharing some more reflections "in person" Namaste

Hi Everyone,

Mutual support, togetherness, harmony come through from the Halifax and the Chicago retreats. I feel humanity really benefits from these energies right now. I know my energy gets fluffed up and inspired by seeing you guys working together and supporting one another. 

Also: my goodness, Joanne, you just look divine! Not just in the beautiful way, but as an incredible power and purity. Wow. 

Hugs to all.

Margaret

There is so much I want to share with you guy here. Right now I am on a trip that none of the drugs I have taken in my life time could ever touch. I am flying high with a lot of thing and only had maybe 7 hours sleep since I left those beautiful soul in Halifax. Thank Treebrother I look forward to meeting someday soon. Margaret, Joann is all that and more.

Once I adjust to the experience I will try and tell you here about my riding the wave.

Much love and gratitude to all

CharliePraying Emoji

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Amazing vibe and Soulfulness everyone!The Sun EmojiClapping Hands EmojiHeart Let the waves flow :)

Charlie, I look forwards to reading your 'riding the wave' - I am tuned in. :)

Blessings,

Aspasia