Monthly Archives: December 2010

Powerful Two part Goodbye/Hello Ceremony/Meditation for the New Year! Enjoy

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     I led a powerful meditation over the holidays, split up into two parts, endings and beginnings. I did use some of the Christmas/Jesus images, but others as well.  I thought you might like the links to listen to, to assist you in releasing the past and opening to what you’d like to manifest for your New Year.  These are links that lead you to a site to “purchase” them, but they cost $00000. You can either just listen or download them.  Feel free to share these with others and send me your feedback as well. My intention is that you will get as much out of listening to these as I did making them!

Blessings, Katelon

Seattle Life Coach

www.empowerandbalance.com

Link for 12/24.2010 Ceremony and meditation part one -endings:

http://www.oronjo.com/live/next/?fi=75410

Link for 12/25/2010 ceremony and meditation part two -beginnings:

http://www.oronjo.com/live/next/?fi=75458

 

 

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Tokyo Sonata – Official U.S. Trailer

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Just watched this powerful film, “Tokyo Sonata”. Beautifully filmed and acted. Japanese with English subtitles. The theme of downsizing, family upheaval, discontent and how you continue onward and find some peace is universal.
I found a you tube video that said you can watch the movie for free on ZoDop.com. Enjoy!

Katelon T. Jeffereys

Seattle Life Coach

www.empowerandbalance.com

Free recording of the 12/12 Manifestation meditation and ceremony I led on 12/12/10

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Here is the link for the 12/12 manifestation/meditation/ceremony I led on 12/12/10. You just click on the link and it will lead you to a space where you can download it for free, or just listen to it. Enjoy and share it!
http://www.oronjo.com/live/next/?fi=75410

Let me know what you think and what results you get!

Katelon T. Jeffereys

Seattle Life Coach

www.empowerandbalance.com

Peace? What are you giving and receiving?

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I posted this article many months ago but it is one of my favorites and so applicable today, so wanted to post it again.  I hope you enjoy it!

 

 

As you read this, the US is still mired in wars in the Middle East and the question still remains for me, Peace?  What are you giving and receiving?  It has long been a belief, and a point of inquiry of mine, that what goes on within us is a microcosm of the greater reality reflected out into the world.  And so, along with activism, I continue to look within to discover, embrace and heal those places within myself that are at war.  It is my intention, inside and out, to do what I can to embody, give and receive peace in the world. In the ancient text, The Essence Gospel of Peace, it states “ Peace is the key to all knowledge, all mystery, all life.” 

20 years ago I was living in a small Northern California coastal town.  My neighborhood reminded me of the powerful novel SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION, by Ken Kesey.  As I’d take my daily walks through the fogged in neighborhood, I ‘d pass sign after sign impaled in the yards stating, “We support the timber industry”.  The small communities lining the coast embodied the timber/environmental clash so vividly described in that novel.

 Months before, I had been asked to be interviewed on a local women’s radio show.  The topic I chose was “Inner Healing and how it relates to Global Healing”.  At the time, I was working as a massage therapist in a chiropractors office.  One of my clients was a young man who had moved out from the south to make peace buttons for a local company.  Although his job and his political activism spoke of peace, the extreme tension I felt in his body spoke of an ongoing inner war.  I began to observe this dichotomy in myself and other clients, along with the already divided community.  The day we declared war on Iraq ended up being the day of my interview. 

 As war broke out in that country, war broke out in my town as the local mayor and city council declared the town a draft free zone.  Opponents stormed the town hall, an enormous American flag was erected upon the approach to town, and all the yard signs were replaced with new ones stating “We support America”…and…. we’re on the air, welcome Katelon to discuss “Inner Healing and how it relates to Global Healing.”

 I felt like I was in the twilight zone and all the mayhem further underscored this study of mine.  There I was witnessing war in the body of this young man, opposing views and near riots in our town hall, SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION in my neighborhood and bombs dropping across the seas as a TV reporter stood next to a board drawing little x’s and o’s like a football play to explain the loss of life many countries away.

Over the years I have continued to explore this theme as I work to release old limiting patterns of lack, illnesses, and aloneness in myself.  Sometimes I am able to love what is here, or what I perceive to be lacking, embrace the lessons and provide the gift of peace to myself, as I open the space for healing to happen.  Other times I am in the ring, working on my left hook, ready to punch out the offending lack of fruition, career struggle or another Saturday night spent alone.  A few years ago this occasional fighting position was literally put in my face as I took a detour to work.  I ended up driving past a 7th grade fistfight in the middle of the road. Because I haven’t seen a fist fight since my 7th grade year, I was left to ponder again Where am I at war in my own being, what am I fighting?  Peace?  What am I giving and receiving?  As I examine this wrestling with my psyche I am seeing it on the outside again, too, as my neighbors, fellow countrymen/women and world members draw the lines and continue wars.

One of the therapies I do is called, Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT).  In this therapy, I work with a person’s high self to research and clear negative programs, conditioning, beliefs, etc. that are limiting the person and restricting the flow of good through their bodies, relationships and lives.  This work is done using a pendulum, dowsing various charts and connecting with the person’s high self to research the soul’s records.  Whatever needs to be cleared is then identified and with the assistance of the high self and spirit, it is cleared.  The limiting energies are then replaced with positive ones, moving a person out of self-punishment and self-limitation.  Relationships can be researched as well, clearing destructive patterns that can be limiting the relationship and the individuals.  Christ referred to this high self as “the father within”.  Hawaiian Huna refers to it as Aumakua or higher consciousness.  What is seen so often in this work is how much people limit themselves through their thoughts and judgments brought forth from (depending upon your belief system), past lives, genetic codes, world energies, childhood experiences and the entire creative process in itself. 

 A few years ago, a man called to ask me to use SRT to “GET RID” of a woman he is in business with.  He explained how this woman was attempting to take over his business and he wanted her gone.  I explained that I’m not a hit man but that I could work with his high self and spirit to clear them and their relationship, allowing for a new resolution.  The work succeeded and the woman called him, with positive news and wanted to get together to find a healthy resolution they could both be comfortable with.  Instead of rejoicing in this turn of events, he was so attached to his anger that he chided me for not getting rid of her.  I felt sadden by his response, yet I was led to look at what I was just wanting to get rid of in my life, rather than be willing to negotiate with, forgive, and create a space for something new to appear?  I had to look at where was I limiting myself? I inquired again, “Peace?  What am I giving and receiving?”

I watch in childlike awe each year as the days get shorter and shorter and darkness descends, leaving sunshine, that I so love, a memory.  And yet, I attune to the surrender of the trees as they gently release their leaves, plants die and seeds are deposited deep in the soil to wait and rest until the light comes again.  Most of the world religions celebrate this return of the light.  I think of Mary, in the Christian tradition, as she gestated a child within, holding that immaculate concept for him as she faced many outer challenges. Certainly, she must have felt the urge to fight, the call to struggle or defend.  I certainly did as I carried my son, and then went on to raise him alone through all the challenges we faced. Don’t we all, whether we are carrying a child, a dream or concept? And, yet, each of us can carry this immaculate concept for our children, our dreams and desires.  Each of us can carry that seed of peace and continue to hold it in our hearts for the world and ourselves.

The days may be dark, the world may talk of war and torture and try to keep us focused on fear and our desires/dreams/challenges may threaten to pull us into an inner or outer war and yet there are methods and therapies that we can use to release this inner negativity and replace it with harmony.  I do believe that we have the power within us to return to love, just as yearly the days grow longer and the light returns.  I do feel that each step we take toward negotiation, dialogue, healing and bridge building within ourselves, our families, our communities, does reach out and effect global change.  So, I encourage you to ask yourselves, “Peace?  What are you giving and receiving?”

Katelon T. Jeffereys

Seattle Life Coach

www.empowerandbalance.com

 

LOVE WILL SHOW THE WAY

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     Since the days are getting darker and darker leading up to Solstice and the world around me is looking so gloomy with governmental games, war, and political machinations, I started thinking lately about this concept called “darkness”.  Solstice must have been an intense time as our ancestors watched the days getting shorter and darker, as they wondered if light would come again.  I understand their hope and devotion as they gathered at places like Stonehenge to pray for and then celebrate the light as it dawned on a new morning leading to longer days, thus more hours of light. In our own lives it can become so easy to spiral downward into anger, fear, and grief in response to the holidays, unemployment, family strife, health and monetary challenges.  I am without family now and so I understand the challenge that can come with this season, added to the other struggles that others and I face.

      I was listening yesterday to one of my favorite singer/songwriters, David Wilcox.  I was touched by his song “Show the Way”, particularly the words “There is evil cast around us, but it is love that wrote the play, so that in this darkness love can show the way.”  His song ponders the question of perhaps this darkness that appears is really our soul’s way of bringing forth the love within us, along with love being the force that created the darkness SO that love could show the way.  Now I’m not one that believes we have to create struggle or challenge in our lives so that we can learn or grow. I feel that we’ve all had plenty of that to last many, many lifetimes.  But I do believe that when we can face this darkness while remembering and calling forth the love within us, and connecting to the love that is all around us, that we strengthen that love and it empowers others and thus us.

      Even when it is nighttime in our location, the sun is still shining somewhere else in the world.  Even when we are at the darkest point in our lives, there is still this love beating in our hearts.  I believe the more I can keep my attention on this love and find magic in the simple things around me, the more chance I have to feel the love within me and notice it in others.  That is what is so delightful to me during the holiday season. Even though I miss family to share this time with, I can still share in the magic of holiday lights, giving trees set up in offices and malls, people reaching out to wish each other a happy holiday.  I can boost myself up with the knowledge that the light is coming again, the days are going to grow longer, the warmth will return and perhaps family will return.

      No matter if you celebrate a holiday this time a year or not, or which holiday you celebrate, they all seem to focus on light, love, sharing, compassion, miracles, magic and peace.  We can birth this all within us right now by putting our attention on what brings us joy, what IS working in our bodies, relationships and lives.  And I believe that what springs from this attention is us creating more and more of that in our lives.

      We have an opportunity now to change our world, and ourselves right this moment. And that moment becomes the next moment and the next and soon we have a new “us”, a new world.  Let’s fill it with love, light and magic!  Smell the sweetness of that, hear the joyous sounds, and recognize the beauty as it comes into form!

     Many blessings for a beautiful holiday season to you!

 

Katelon T. Jeffereys

Seattle Life Coach

www.empowerandbalance.com