Off the Grid )'( Into My Heart

While working in Austin, I was originally planning to attend a retreat in Colorado which was scheduled for August. But what happened, was completely off the grid and out of the ordinary.  And more importantly, it was amazing!  First, my job just wasn’t cutting the mustard, so we parted ways in July.  Second, I had waited in Austin to finish a project with the Department of Defense for the Breast Cancer Research Program.  And when it was over, I was ready to leave but wasn’t sure how it would look since I was running out of resources.  Enter in faith, trust, an open heart and a led foot.  Before I knew it, I was crossing into Colorado and seemingly out of no where I started to cry.  I was so happy to be returning after so many years.  You see, Houston was my home, where I came from, and now it was the place of my illness, for putting myself back together after an international divorce and being forced to relocate back to the US.  Colorado was my happy place and exactly just how I left it ten years earlier.  It was just waiting for me to return.

Even though I had planned to visit Colorado at the end of August and had contacted my friends in advance, all of a sudden I realized that I was a bit early…  With tears in my eyes, I called my childhood friend who was the first one I’d see on my way to the mountains, yet she thought I would be arriving weeks later.  I called her.  You’re where? She says…  Come on over! And that’s how my time blossomed into reconnecting to my heart.  Michele was the first of many open arms, open hearts and opportunities to learn in the process.

You see I love to camp.  I am a mountain mama at heart.  And I secretly can’t wait to drive my next jeep off roading and to go snowboarding again because I also love the snow.  Since my budget was nonexistent, Michele took me to Walmart to purchase camping equipment since I was determined to spend time in the mountains, under fabulous trees camping with my dogs Zoe and Giselle.  Along the way I met the Rainbow tribe, got fully sniffed by a mamma bear in the middle of the night, and circled by coyotes twice before deciding to move back to Colorado.  You see, I’d left my heart there all along.

Little did I know that my road trip would also include staying in three new castles and a trip to Burning Man. I kept thinking, just how is this supposed to happen?  And then, as soon as I quit thinking the universe would jump over itself making sure I got there in style.  My friends were building new homes, including Michele and so I had the pleasure of spending time on the ground under trees and in lovely homes with so many great friends.  Thank you to everyone I had the pleasure of visiting from the Sherwoods, to the Solomons, a community hamlet on Iris Court, and all those at Burning Man especially Anna Banana, Dr. Awkward, Door Mouse and everyone at camp.

Today, I am back in Houston to gather my winter wardrobe, finally getting back online with my IMAC and then heading back to Colorado after this weekend’s gathering in Livingston, TX for Medicine for the People, September 23-25.  I am excited to lead the Wild Women’s Sacred Circle Friday night at 8pm, Saturday morning Fairy Experience, Private Sessions throughout the day, Opening Circle Ceremony for Earth Dance Saturday night, and then finally the White Tantric Partner Meditation Workshop Sunday morning before Sound Healing.  All by donation.  All because I will always call Texas my birth-home.

Then, it’s back to Colorado to start teaching yoga, scheduling Fall classes, workshops, retreats and private sessions leading to larger retreats and my first international retreat in 2017 to Peru.  Details to come.

Blessings,
Sparkle Sandy

Sonya Sophia School of Living Arts

As my life continues to become more ecstatic in nature, I was introduced to Sonya and invited to work together but first I needed to complete the training to become an EFT Practitioner.  It was a beautiful coming together of friends in Houston with new friends in Austin.  Little did I know I was about to leap into another beautiful journey of self discovery that continues to lead me deeper into my own healing nature.  First, the online training was phenomenal.  It included educational video’s, interviews, and TedTalks about the history and research completed on Emotional Free Tapping (EFT).  At the same time, I had just been introduced to Sonya Sophia when a friend of mine shared a tap on money with me and it lead to an intense journey that incorporated lots of laughter and deep insights on how I view money and love.  I loved what Sonya represented and that is healing humanity so that we can all get ON with our lives.  She is a giving soul with enlightenment in her eyes for each and all of us.  With her love and guidance, she allowed me to just dive in head first!  I had never done anything like EFT before and it was a great opportunity to dig into my own stuff and get it all out.  I had no idea that my wish was about to come true!

Less than two weeks later, we were meeting in Northern California at a retreat called Compound Joy where we would all spend ten days together working, and healing our own selves and each other in the process.  But before I got there, I was constantly attached to the online teacher training keeping up with everyone else that had started weeks before me.  The goal was to have it completed before we arrived at the retreat. But you know me, I got it done.

Then, I was off to California with a friends from dance that I didn’t know where already registered and that felt great to know a handful of people before leaving!  The retreat at Compound Joy was full of new friends from all over the planet and soon we became one big family.  We were all meant to be there.  It was like a slice of heaven as we spent each day with great food, and met on the Tennis Court for the 5 Tibetan Exercises, before learning the 17 Chinese Wand Innercises, and then ending with the Ascension Attitudes Meditation in the sun.  We would then have our educational segment with Sonya that was recorded and ended with a massive group tap for us to fall into our own healing experience that included lots of A-Ha moments and big shifts.  Of course, I was journalling the entire experience and it was amazing.

Then, we would have another nourishing meal before heading off around the house to complete a tapping trade where we would practice being the practitioner with a friend (that we connected with after a short ecstatic dance) and then break before meeting again to switch roles and then lead a tap for your partner.  Tap trades took at least three or four hours.  And Compound Joy is on twenty acres, so there were lots of places to meet with your partner to facilitate the trade.  This went on with different partners daily until the end of the week, we were focused on Relationships, our Divine Path, and Manifesting our Future Self.  There were even a few partys that were perfectly timed and genius if you ask me – so I won’t give it all away so you can be surprised yourself!

The EFT Intensive Retreat is where you earn your wings.  And after we all graduated and returned back to our home towns, we’ve continued to tap trade for each other via Skype since we are all infinitely connected.  Returning back to our home places as emotionally cleared meant we were shaking up our lives and the lives around us.  After a brief moment of expansion and contraction into our lives that we had left, we were all a bit different.  For me, my experience meant I was seeing life differently, more in tune with my divine self and more at un-ease with my reality as it continues to change for the better!  As we all become more enlightened and increased our awareness, then the duality of life starts to fuse together into one heightened consciousness.  Gone are the days of doing one thing to receive money and then spending it on completely other things.  It’s all love and as we move from conditional love and conditional money, then we can co-create a community full of unconditional love and let the money flow.

I’ve completed thirty complimentary sessions and have already started receiving clients for EFT sessions both in person and via the web for long distance sessions. For me, it’s a bit different in that I offer my own version of energetic EFT sessions due to my training, experience and emotional intelligence. If you are interested in learning more about EFT and would like to schedule an introductory session, please contact me via Text or Call at 713-232-9796.  With Light and Love!

Messages from Mary Magdalene Workshop #2 Make Mary Male

Make Mary Male

Hard to believe that it got this far, but Dr. Asbo reported that within her extensive research on Mary Magdalene that many references were made to the fact that there was a rivalry between her and Peter.  Although Jesus would say to Peter, something to the effect that she could speak to the rest of the group because she knew more than he did!  This comes from the Gospel of Thomas (50 – 100 AD).  Jesus finally suggests that there might not be such a huff is she were male, so what would have happened if he could have made Mary male?  And I’m not talking about Mother Mary but Mary Magdalene herself.

Even her name denotes the fact that her faith resembled that of a Tower as her name literally means Mary the Tower.  She was the first one to see Jesus after the resurrection and goes on to teach the teachers or in other terms, she is the apostle to the apostles when they were uncertain of the future.  She had more than enough strength to persevere after Jesus ascended.

The Gospel of Mary was found in 1895 and had seven pages missing.  Each page had 22 lines of text and each line had 22 characters.  50 years later, the gospel is finally translated.

In the Gospel of Thomas
Logion 22: Convergrence:

Yeshua noticed infants nursing
and said to his students,
“These little ones taking milk
are like those on their way into the kingdom.”

So they asked him,
“If we too are ‘little ones’
are we on our way into the kingdom?”

Yeshua replied,
“When you are able to make two become one,
the inside like the outside,
and the outside like the inside,
the higher like the lower,
so that a man is no longer male, and a woman, female,
but male and female become a single whole;
When you are able to fashion an eye to replace an eye,
and form a hand in place of a hand, or a foot for a foot,
making one image supersede another —
then you will enter in.”

The discussion continued to focus on three main topics:

1.  Rather than the notion of Original Sin, the discussion focuses on the idea that there was a Divine Spark!  And that we must Awaken to Wisdom as humankind needs to be saved from ignorance.  When actually the word sin comes archery and means to miss the mark.  That’s it.  The thought is that, so what if you missed the mark, you are perfect inside and out.

2.  The true integration of masculine and feminine will manifest as you bring forth your soul’s deepest desires or it will kill you from within!

3.  And lastly, Making Mary Male as in the Gospel of Thomas, the point is to be fully male and fully female which would be a state of Anthropos.  And that the good is in our midst.

*Granted, my notes are a big fuzzy and it was at the end of a three day learning spree with Kayleen, but it’s been bubbling up inside me and just had to come out.  Thank you for your patience.