Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Compassion, Nagas and the Gulf of Mexico


This is a link is to a current lecture on the conditions of the Gulf of Mexico and the Naga Spirits that are the ruler of our waters and our ocean.....It is a different perspective looking at this devastating situation. Link

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Goddess Prundentiva

This is a photograph of the Goddess found in the Church in Paris
for more information read the blog below.

Living in the Naga Mythos

The Dragon head is at the bottom of the image in the middle. The right side he puff smoke.

I have began to settle into our new neighborhood outside of Paris. I have also made a few new discoveries of the apartment complex I live in. The first week I saw two dragons shapes manifested in the cement textures very close to the gate. This was actually a natural occurence that happened over the years of the elements slowly chipping away at the wall. It made me stop and think but I took no further notice until I realized that in the back yard was an ancient well. It is not used any longer but a metal serpent’s head was the water spout. At that moment I realized our apartment building was on the underground water system that runs from Saint Cloud Park down to the River Seine just a few kilometers away.

But this serpentine story has even one more twist - the Naga Well in the backyard is directly next to the garbage cans of the apartments. The Outer Nagas were pointing the way to my Inner Nagas to keep purifying the lower emotional body. I just had chuckle of how the Universe manifests if you keep your eyes open.

The night after finding the well I had a very powerful dream that actually woke me up. I dreamed I was holding a live serpent. My right hand was over my left side of my pelvis holding his tail. And my left hand was over my heart holding the Naga’s head. The serpent felt like a very strong electrical currant running though my hands. The electrical current felt as if it was coming out the center of my heart. I woke up with my hands in this position. I was fully awake, still experiencing the electrical current running though my hands and in my heart. It felt like holding the ancient healing wand. Something you might see a priestess hold or winged Mercury.

Though my travels to one of the churches of Paris I came across an image of Prudentia in Sainte Clothide. Whose appearance was more like a Goddess then a saint. In the background of Prudentia there was a serpent on her right and a bee hive on her left. The bee hive was an ancient symbol of Venus. But this symbol also had been used by Napoleon. The serpent had been used as the symbol of the Goddess long before the story in the bible of Adam of Eve. The Adam and Eve story represents dualism. I feel that Asian interpretations of serpent power are closer to the truth.

This image of Prudentia was directly below the Christ on the cross with the Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene and Saint John. When I looked closely at this image I saw a bucket of eggs and a bottle of wine that appeared to be offerings for the Naga.

The symbol of the serpent is the power of the Kundalini that is dormant in most of humanity. It is the sleeping sexual energy at the base of the spine. When this energy is awakened it is raw power that runs though the spine, initiating the different chakras. Kundalini is sexual power awakened that is used for the initiate’s enlightenment process. But when this power has not been completely dedicated to the Divine Power, it can become corrupted with human will and human ego. Maybe this is the message of Prudentia, to have prudence, humbleness and Divine surrender.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The above pictures are photographs I took in Paris. The top image is a Naga Queen I found in the park of Saint Cloud very close to where I live. The next image is a Dragon I found on the River Seine very close to Notre Dame. My journey continues.

Living and Moving on the Ley-lines.

We moved from Menton to Paris this month. But before I moved from the South of France I put together several Dragon Vases. Menton is directly below the Ley-lines. Many underground streams run though the land, emptying themselves into the Mediterranean Sea. But not only are there underground streams, there are also were many high-rise apartment buildings which creates a lot of stress in the area.

Living on the wouivre is not easy. There are stories in Tibet about how people became sick living over the Naga Kingdom. Once there was a traveling lama who was asked to visit the summer palace of the Emperor of China. When he arrived, he found that the Emperor’s family was sick with leprosy. Leprosy is a naga disease. That night he had a dream and in the dream he realized that the palace was built over the Naga kingdom. He was given a mantra in the dream to appease the Nagas. The next morning he taught the Emperor and his family the mantra. The family became well again after taking up the practice of this mantra. This story and the enpowerment of this mantra was told to me by Lama Kunga, who lives in the Bay area of California.

Living in Menton made me very aware of how the telluric, (ley-lines) work. But I also found that my own inner process was intensified. I had a few experiences before a rain. I could feel electricity in the form of snakes moving across the floor of our apartment.

The apartments we lived in was once a barn for milking cows many decades before. It was transformed into an apartment building. But the original foundation was still a part of the building. Our apartment was the old butter room. The place where they separated the cream from the milk and made butter. The floor was updated but the apartment seemed to be accessible to moisture coming up though the earth. Once when we left for two weeks during the rainy season; our bathroom windows were closed. When we returned, mold had grown on the walls in the shape of snakes. This was when I realized why they say the breath of the Nagas is poisonous. Mold is not healthy for humans to breathe. I cleaned up the mold and politely asked the Nagas to stay outside and not come in the house. I also tried to use products in my home that did not pollute the environment.

I also found a little dragon impression cracking though the wall in one of the rooms. I dotted his eye. When finding dragons the Chinese Feng Shui Masters dot the dragons eyes. They say that it opens up the power of the dragon. I have begun to do this in the last few weeks. I am amazed of the revelation that happens when I do this practice. The truth is seen.

Before I left, I taught a group of women how to make Dragon Vases and how to find the dragons in the earth. So I was able to bury several vases before we moved. I was given new inspiration while making the vases. Remember the three- headed dragon that lost its heads over road building? I printed on paper three dragon heads and placed them into the vase with the other offerings. We placed the vase into the earth for the three dragons. That evening at sunset I saw all these swallows flying in the sky over our home. I thought to myself that they want me to see something. I looked up and I saw a huge dragon cloud: Its head was disconnected from its body. I realized the dragons were thanking me for my offering.

Now I am Paris. I live by a beautiful park in Saint Cloud. The ley-line energies of Paris are found in its many underground rivers and streams, which is different then the rock ridges of Southern France. But the dragons and nagas are here also. I have been finding them in the trees. But also I see their impressions in the moisture patterns on the walls of the churches.

Paris is a place of ancient initiation and mystical adepts. Many of the old initiation sites are over these underground streams. The street of Picpus has a little Black Virgin that is in the Sacred Heart convent. This Black Virgin was once the most venerated icon of Paris before the Revolution. The convent is in direct alignment with an ancient well spring. We are having our mantra workshops just down the street from the convent. We are in a basement with stone walls over the same underground stream.

This week I found a place in the park where the trees were manifesting in the shapes of snakes. One image is the shape of a naga, half woman and half snake.

I am glad to be in Paris - it feels like a new beginning for me. I found I learned many lessons living on the wouivre of Menton. It was a place where I was asked to go deep into my own emotional process and transform old emotional patterns or my inner nagas into deep wisdom. My process continues as I pour my milk offerings each New Moon.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Menton Ley-lines

I live in Menton, France, which is directly below the ley-lines between the South-East of France and the North-West of Italy. These particular ley-lines appear as great massive rock ridges. But if you look closer at these ridges you will see the faces and bodies of great dragons. These rock ridges exist between Italy all the way to Monaco at the Mediterranean Sea. The land here has been a fertile ground for citrus, olive, palm trees and many semi-tropical plants.

There is a fairytale from the island of Sardinia. This story speaks about the riches of the ley-lines. There once was a witch named Lughia Rajosa. She lived on the ley lines and amongst the standing stones. She spun with a magical distaff called Rocca fatata, the rocks of fate. She guarded the wealth of the land that took the form of thousands of jars of grains, oil, honey and herds of animals. Men would try to steel her wealth when she slept. Finally one day, someone took her distaff and burnt it in a great oven. She was so saddened, she wanted to cry but did not know how since she had never cried. Lughia transformed herself into thousands of insects known as the cicada. We can still hear the cries of the cicadas, reminding us of Lughia loss. The cicadas represent a sacred symbol here in the South of France. We can hear their song on warm nights during the spring and summer.

This fairytale of Sardinia carries a thread of truth for all of us no matter where we live. A heavy veil has come between the Spirit of the Land and the people of the Earth. The Goddess’s magical distaff was burned just as many ancient records that gave the understanding of how to live with the land in harmony. Man used the wealth of the land without respecting the Laws of Mother Nature. The natural ley-line power of this Earth and its secrets has been forgotton. The fertility of the land is dying in the climate of our modern world.

The ley-lines are also called the dragon-lines. They are the power grid of the earth. You might remember fairytales about dragons who live in rock caverns that have great treasures of riches and wealth. This natural earth power can be used for good or bad, because it is about power, not necessarily wisdom.

This dragon power resides a very short walk from my house is. The dragon lines in this area have many ley-lines coming together in one place. I have found an area where two dragon-lines have been cut at the head. Where there was once the heads of ley-lines is now an old underground World War II bunker and a bridge.

Dragon-lines always come as pairs both male and female. This area has several ley-lines coming together that meet the sea. I have notice that a very successful store is also built right below a different dragon-line. This store is a million dollar business. Their claim to wealth is the selling of tobacco and alcohol at discount prices. The store has many customers and lines of people waiting for the drugs of their choice. Monaco is another example of great ley-line energies meeting the sea.

This small country has beautiful gardens, hotels and villas, but gambling is the source of much of its wealth. What I have found interesting in both of these ley-line areas is: that the negative vice of man are how the power of the ley-line energy is unconsciously manifested. Both areas contain million-dollar business, but the wealth in both these cases is slowly draining the life force of people.

I have noticed that I have learned certain lessons here while personally living close-by the ley-lines and the sea. It has been a place of emotional initiations. I have been asked to clean my own lower nature and transform my own inner nagas into inner understanding and wisdom. The natural power of the sea and the earth have been powerful allies in my own inner discoveries.

A few days before the New Moon I found a dead cicada’s body on the road. I thought about the good witch Lughia and how her story needs to be told. Today I stood below the two dragon-lines whose heads were cut in the name of modern progress. A beautiful clear stream still flows between these sacred ley-lines, which runs into the Sea. I poured my milk and honey with the greatest respect. I thought we need to use our head and our discernment when working with places of power otherwise that power will only destroy and hurt us and others in the end.

The bamboo that grew next to the little stream waved in the breeze as I said the final offering prayers to the Mother Lineage, “may we be gentle and tough.”

Look closely at the above picture and you will see how the neck of the dragon
is connected to the bridge.

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Medicine Buddha and the Nagas


A few weeks ago I began to meditate with a beautiful image of the Blue Medicine Buddha. I would stare at the Medicine Buddha image, but this image also had above the head of the Buddha, Naga Queens and Dragons surrounding the mythic bird Garuda. When I stared at this image of the Buddha it was like walking through a portal of inner worlds and visionary experiences. I would sit before the image and chant the Medicine Buddha’s name of Sanjay Menla. It is said in Tibetan text that just hearing the name of the Medicine Buddha will bring liberation from the three lower worlds. I have found in my own experiences this is to be true.

The Naga Queens and the Dragons have a certain symbolic significance in this mandala image. The Naga/Dragons are placed above the Medicine Buddha’s head, indicating that the lower negative emotions that cause dis-ease in the body have been purified. Their higher placement in the mandala says that he lower emotions have been raised up though the central channel and transformed. The Blue Medicine Buddha color is symbolic of the element of space. The Medicine Buddha heals through dissolving diseases into space.

This particular image also has many hundreds of little Medicine Buddhas behind the central image. One day when I was glancing across the room I had an instant insight of what this meant. The main image was the Medicine Buddha in a golden mandala, which looked just like a cell. The hundreds of Medicine Buddhas behind the image were putting the Medicine Buddha into the very cells of the body if you took the time to meditate with this picture.

The Naga offerings we do are both inner and outer. The outer offering is the mantra, mudra, milk and honey we offer every new moon. We have made a vow to do this for life: to offer to the water to pacify the nagas. This blessing benefits the fertility of the earth and all those who live in or use the element of water.

The inner offering we are making is a commitment to be responsible for the cleansing of our emotional bodies. This is what naturally takes place in our lives as we are commited to any kind of water offerings. Why do we make offerings on the dark of the new moon? It is the parts of our negative emotions that are not illuminated yet in our consciousness. The more I do this work, the more I realize what we really are being asked to do. In the beginning we do this because we may have a connection with nature or feel the need to bring some type of healing to our natural enviroment. But as I continue this work I realize what is inside is outside and what is outside is inside.

I would like to share the following meditation that came from my inner inspiration and my own emotional healing process. The following meditation may be something you would like to use:

The Medicine Buddha’s Heart Treasure Technique
Sanjay Menla Anahata Terma
Conceived by Raylene Abbott, March 2009

The name of the Medicine Buddha of Healing is Sanjay Menla. I meditate on the name of Sanjay Menla, using the inhalation for one syllable and the exhalation for the second syllable. The entire name is used with two breathing cycles and is silently repeated in my mind with my eyes closed. Therefore, it becomes a meditation of 4 stages.
I first connect with my emotional pattern I am working on. This usually comes as an uncomfortable feeling in my belly. It can be a difficult to bring your awareness to the belly because it is usually an issue that causes us pain. But allow yourself to stay with the feeling.

1 Now I inhale and I think the syllable San and I bring the feeling from the belly into the heart chakra, located in the middle of your chest. The idea here is not to resist your suffering or the uncomfortable feelings but to allow yourself to embrace whatever is there. This is the hardest part, since we usually push down or ignore how we feel.

2 Now on the exhalation, I think the syllable Jay and I drive the sound deep into my heart center. I allow the feeling to go very deep into my heart center, without resisting the emotional pain I may be feeling.

3 Now I inhale again and I think the syllable Men. At this point of the meditation I allow my heart to expand the core beyond my emotional pain. Negative emotions and feelings make our bodies and heart contract - this breath goes beyond the barriers of contraction.

4 The next exhalation I think Lah and allow the emotional pain and pattern to dissolve into space. The breath goes beyond the emotional thought form in the pain body in your aura and it begins to dissolve.
Karma is just crystalized patterns waiting to be released through the breath that is then dissolved into space.

I began to use this technique in the beginning with only the breath. But I have now added the use of the Medicine Buddhas name. I use the spaciousness of the inner heart and the breath to dissolve the pattern. One has to really keep the attention on the breath. Utilizing the Sanjay Menla name helps to focus your mind. I call this “steaming off the emotions into space.”

I feel that the practice compares to the distilling process of essential oils that they do here in Southern France. The copper still has a big vat, which is where they place the plant material, such as lavender flowers, mixed with water. The water represents your emotions. The vat represents your belly and the plant material could be compared to the different experiences that have happened in your life that are now harvested and ready to become essence.

The fire under the vat brings the water to the boiling point. This could compare to our difficult life experiences that bring our emotions to the boiling point. Now to make essential oils, the boiling water creates stream that is carried though a copper tubing. This steam also carries with it the delicate aromatic oil of the plant. We could compare this to bringing the emotion though the central channel with the help of the breath. Our emotions and breath create what I call in this part of the meditation “the process steam off the emotions.”

Then in the distilling process there is a point that the steam goes though this very small tube and evaporates. When the evaporation process happens what you have left is essential oil.

This part of the meditation you are actually releasing the emotional patterns to the point that only the essence of yourself remains. Old beliefs systems about yourself can fall away. Projections you have carried since childhood can be liberated in the natural essence of who you truly are.

The heart chakra has a very small point at its center. I compare this to the very small opening of the distilling tube that separates the steam from the essential oils.

As you travel into the heart chakra you will meet up with all kinds of personal hurts, and fears. But keep traveling into the heart's very center. It can be compared to going though the eye of a needle with your consciousness. Once you have touched the point in the deeper heart center, the opening of the vast spaciousness begins. Once you hit that spaciousness all that is left is your essence and all other emotional belief systems dissolve.

The challenging part of this process is getting past your fears and embracing the suffering you may be feeling.

Enjoy your journey.

I want to thank Neil Cohen for taking me into the journey to the still small point in my heart.