Transition: What is the “Sacred Third”?

Today, I spent my morning of rest with a gift from my inbox where I ask to receive words of wisdom, inspiration and invitations to experience life’s offerings. Christine Arylo reentered my life and brought forth her insights about what she calls “The Sacred Third”. On November 14, 2016 there was a Super Moon. Christine held a special Feminine Super Power circle to activate Feminine Wisdom and Power, and you can view it from here or the link below. In this video circle she describes the polarity consciousness within which most people live and how this duality is set up: basically, a win-lose system. Our planet typically operates in this way with positive and negative energy working together. The space within, around and between is where possibility resides. This is where we are able to transcend the obvious to rise above and move beyond what is right before our eyes. Christine provides her insight into “sovereignty”, “sisterhood” and “the sacred third”.

Oftentimes, when we’re looking closely, we’re unable to view the broader perspective. We watched a movie yesterday about Bethany Hamilton. In “Soul Surfer” her life changing story is told about how a shark attack expanded her perspective. She is quite a shero! In the film a teacher of hers talks about how the close-up pattern of a bug’s eye shown out of context provides little, if any, information about the whole story.

There is so much chaos in the world. For me, I am doing my very best to stay in tune with my role and where I belong. So many people and groups tell their version and perspective of the story and truth. How do we see our way through the minutiae? For me, my truth is to stay in tune with love and peace as much as possible. Only from there will I be healthy and of service to our planet and its people.

Transition is the stage in alchemy where we have the opportunity to choose our role. Transition follows any chaotic movement and is center stage where chaos can either reign or fall. I see chaos as the catalyst to clear a way for density to fall apart. Clarity helps us restore our vision with light, love, peace and joy that prevails for it is within all substance. I thank the drummers who disturb the soil for without them, we cannot clearly see these pathways to (k)now and for their truth to be revealed.

Christine also shared the Hopi Elders’ message from another transitional time. I pray that we will choose from our hearts the rhythm of love as we dig up debris from the past and turn it into compost or lay it fallow for a time. Be well; Be love; and Choose gentle lessons! It is possible to lay down arms of war and open arms of love.


You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour.

And there are things to be considered…

Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?

Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

This could be a good time!

There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination.

The elders say we must let go of the shore,
push off into the middle of the river,
keep our eyes open,
and our heads above the water.

See who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally.
Least of all, ourselves.
For the moment that we do,
our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lone wolf is over.
Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle
from your attitude and your vocabulary.

All that we do now must be done
in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

Hopi Nation, Oraibi, Arizona , 2002 (shortly after 9/11)|
Image from Sanctuary of the Open Heart

Super Full Moon Circle by Christine Arylo

November’s Meditation Dedicated to the Goddess Wadjet

This is a great time to review your year. Oftentimes people fear snakes. Snakes symbolize transformation for as its grows, it sheds its out layer. Snakes glide upon the earth staying in connection with her rhythm and heartbeat. They wind up into the trees staying connected with their wisdom, new growth and the ease of letting go year after year. The wind blows into the trees to assist their transformation while the snake nurtures the wisdom.

I invite you to see the beauty and wonder in the world of nature with (k)new eyes and allow your own transformation to occur.

I offer this meditation from Robbyne to assist you in diving deeper into your earthly body for transformation and rebirth.

Meditation to Goddess Wadjet

Click here to access the meditation: November’s Meditation Dedicated to the Goddess Wadjet

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July Full Moon Meditation

Wandering in the Wonder

It is with great pleasure that I once again introduce Robbyne LaPlant!

Robbyne is a fabulous woman who has followed her internal guidance for many years, if not her entire life. I have enjoyed being with her as have many who travel the globe with her. I invite you to take a few minutes to enjoy her Full Moon meditation.

On this July full moon, it is a great time to reflect upon where you are today and how this year has been. Mars is now direct, helping us steer clearly. Rather than drive our goals forward, I offer an idea: Take hold of the steering wheel and enjoy the scenery as you travel.  Markers will appear and aspects of each day will open for a wider perspective. Allow yourSelf to Wander in the Wonder and follow your heart’s desire. “All who wander are not lost.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Follow your dreams, and you will experience the Wonder of this World!

During this meditation, enjoy your guides, the ravens, Robbyne and the Goddess Morgana into yourSelf to see into the path you would like to travel the rest of this year. In joy, we are!

Source: July Full Moon Meditation

It all started here!

Many years ago, two children, both being raised in good families, were destined to meet! No, they weren’t royalty, being traded for love of country and power; just two children in a middle American family, born just at the tail end of what is now called the Baby Boomers era. Here they are: Brenda and Donald021

Over the y022ears, little did they know, they went to the same church, lived around the corner, worked in the same industry and eventually ended up running into each other time and again…and again.

Then, it happened! They actually spoke to each other. Brenda met Don’s parents, Larry and Joan, whom she enjoyed thoroughly, even so much that in later years, they became neighbors, living right down the street! (Ooops…I’m jumping ahead.) 🙂

013Don liked Brenda’s parents, Allen and Nathalene, pretty well too (even though the first time meeting they showed family movies for six hours). …wow! Thank goodness Don really liked Brenda. 🙂


What the two families had in common was a love for family; evidenced by the six hours of family movies! Brenda’s parents figured if he could last through that, he’d fit in just fine. 🙂

Fast forward a few years: Don and Brenda married at the very same church their families had attended when they were children. (Central United Methodist Church on H Street in Sacramento, CA)


Fortunate are we! My Grandfather (Allen’s Dad) who had ministered since he was 12 years old, married us! And, my Grandmother (Rowena June Lewis) played the organ.


Blessed by family, our Grandparents. Reverend Allen and June, our organist (Allen’s parents); Elsie Fickes (Joan’s Mom in the purple); Nathan and Inez Williams (Nathalene’s parents) on the right. John and Laura Gustin from Conconully, Washington (Larry’s parents)  were not able to attend.



Jeff Surry and John Payne played guitar and sang “Time in a Bottle” and “Lady”.


Both my brother (Clifford James Lewis) and Don’s sister (Cheri McElwee-Kitz) were in our wedding party along with friends, Margo Zender, Mitch Hawkes, Mary Lou (Birch) Wright, Charles Wright, Jacelyn Jones, Richard Hood and Jennifer Hood as our flower girl.



Our wonderful parents who unknowingly started this all!

On February 28, 1981 (35 years ago today), we enjoyed the company of family and friends (about 350 of them) – in a celebration of our love!

Blessed through our Union with the Heart of God has provided us happiness, prosperity and wealth in family and friends!

Thank you all for your role in this journey that keeps on giving.

Here are a few more pictures of that celebration!

This entry was posted on February 28, 2016. 4 Comments

To the Heart of Infinity!

What a Transcendental Year it’s been!


What were we thinking when we created this alchemical soup to live within?

It’s one thing to create a soup to sip upon and nourish our(cell)ves

yet quite another to live in it!

As we reached what most consider to be the “top” of the alchemical stages, Transcendence, it seemed we could enjoy the view and allow ourselves to Be and relish the fruits of our labor. That image often evokes feelings of strength, vitality, relief and joy. We’ve made it…reached whatever goal or destination we were focused upon and there, we would Be in joy! For many, this has been true. For others, it has been a place for (k)new awakenings; an awareness that there is So Much More! With so much more, the tools utilized to get here will not be needed to move forward. It has been a year to look at what we have, where we’ve been and to let go of many tools, techniques, and stuff that brought us to this place. Transcendence became a plateau…a place to sit and re-cognize our strengths…and weaknesses; to let go of any thing that will not serve in this next leg of our journey. Rather than doing things the same way and taking the same way as before, this pause has helped many learn there may be an other way. (???)

This next year is a year to dive deeply into the essence of Self, a place where many have not dared to dive before. The universe is supporting this journey and for many, it is requiring steps that will truly provide for living in the joy from which the uni-verse was originally created.

Much letting go has taken place in 2014 and allowed turning in(ward) to align with the you-nique Soul Song so that each instrument of the Divine will harmonize with the multitude of spheres around us all. Us is the Universal Soul of the All! Whether “it” is named the All, Source, Light, God, Higher Power and many others, the Creator is and within US All!

It is from the essence within US, the Universal Soul, that we will tap in to the 2015 year; the Infinite Source of All That Is to re-discover the kinship between the mind and essence through each body.

2015 is the year of Telekinessence. Tele is the mind and the distance it can travel in an instant. Kin is the body, the intersection connecting the mind with the essence of Soul particles held within every cell and mem-brain as aspects of the Good Orderly Design from which we are formed.  Tele-kin-essence! “The state of oneness within the Source and the presence of a knowing that offers us the wisdom that universal consciousness cannot be divided into separate parts. In telekinessence, each dimension of consciousness is seen as being connected, and we are shown that all will lead us back to the same place – the Source.” ~ Carol Ritberger, Ph.D.

The numbers of 2015 (2+0+1+5) add up to an 8, the symbol of Infinity when divided equally creates two sets of four, representing elements of matter and elements of ether. Conscious awareness of these elements enhances access to the etheral heart and its bridge with the physical heart forming the fifth element from which light and sound are brought into physical manifestation through the human being. Being human is truly a gift, for as the fifth element, each creates from the Heart of Infinity, bridging heaven and earth. It is from here where the Universal Soul creates.

The infinity symbol, infinity coming into relation...vesica piscistaps in to the heart of creation known as the Vesica Pisces (or Vesica Piscis)

Once the two spheres overlap, the joining of God and Goddess (masculine/feminine; nature/spirit) begin to create its offspring. It is from each point of view where the Heart of Infinity greets an…other to create!

“Center everywhere; circumference nowhere.”

~ Paramhansa Yogananda

Vesica PiscisAs we refine tools to aid us in our next leg on this journey of light into matter, we will tap in to points that enlighten our pathway, not the pathway of another: the individual pathway of each particle of light, each particle of God within US. It is through the Signature of each Soul where we will voice (transform) this world. It is our world, created for us and by US. This year, we have the opportunity to align with the universal forces of energy to aid us in separating the denser elements from the lighter elements, the “wheat from the shaft” and tune in to the highest elements and gems available within our(cell)ves as we prepare for the next steps in 2016 wherein we awaken a…gain to a life of inspiration rather than desperation.

2015 is a year to access with ease through Grace to the Infinite! Through the Eye Am Presence key notes arrive and open the gates from within to the Kingdom of Universal Consciousness; to the Good Orderly Design at the heart of infinity to continue this creation of blossoming and flowering in and to life!

flower of life

Happy Knew Year!


More about the Vesica Pisces, visit:

Sacred Geometry 101B: The Vesica Piscis

For information about The Ethereal Chakras, Visit:

and visit me at: Union with the Heart

This entry was posted on January 2, 2015. 4 Comments


Love, to Expand, Nurture and Trust


Rituals identify and celebrate turning points in life.

Springtime is full of such rituals, one being Lent. People choose a significant offering to show their love for God/Source. The offering may be something loved and cherished or the letting go of a habit or behavior not serving their best interests.

Appreciation and gratitude are fast tracks to experience love.

As you enter your day, begin by noticing your home, running water, electricity and food. Basic, yes! And, a great foundation from which to begin and feel appreciation. Feelings of appreciation lead to gratitude as our(cell)ves enliven and expand into their full nature of greatness.

Being great-full tunes our reticular activation system*

to light an expanded view.

Basics noticed, yet often overlooked, transform our daily routines into rituals as we offer love into every moment of each day.

Love expands to create a conscious shift to the riches within the mundane.

The riches of a home, water, and power are internalized to nurture our body and soul. This journey to our center offers a (k)new view of life from the inside out where we nurture our soul purpose. Nurturing the soul activates the body’s innate ability to access well(th). We return to the nature of the soul to trust.

Trust in our (cell)ves nurtures the origin of being: expanded Love.

Trust, Nurture & Expand Love!

The Venus Transit

The Venus Transit Completion of 2012

On June 5, 2012 the primary elections in California were to occur with people casting their votes moving toward the November election for the President of the United States. On that same day, the Venus Transit completed her eight year cycle around the sun after having cycled the locations needed to form the 5-pointed star on both sides of the sun.

Together, this 5-pointed star creates 10, creating the One. (10×1=1; 1+1=1) Within each 8 year cycle, the sign of Infinity was formed. Venus represents the complete expression of the One which Infinitely creates! (1×1=1×1=1×1=1, ad infinitum.) Even the 10 points plus the 8 creates 9, another sign of completion according to numerology. The pairing of this transit began in 2004 and is now complete.  Venus transits occur between 105.5 to 121.5 years apart.

What does this have to do with us? It has been documented that after each Venus Transit there is an expansion in communications. The year 2012 was a 5 year, linked with the fifth chakra, the voice. The voice is one way manifestation of beliefs, emotions and thoughts begin. On the Evolutionary Scale, it is the Stage of Transformation.

According to Susan Custer, historically, “One pair of transits occurred in 1519 and 1526. At that time Magellan started his sail that proved the world was not flat. This was one of the first steps into a new worldview – we live on a globe, not a flat world that drops off into heaven, or hell, depending on your beliefs or fears.

The next transits were December 1631 and December 1639. During this time national mail service was started in Denmark and Sweden. This enabled communication over long distances. [This transit was in Sagittarius, which rules long distances.]  At the time of the 1639 transit, the first printing press was set up in America in Cambridge, MA. With faster communication the global village had started.

The transits of June 1761 and June 1769 caused another first.  There was an effort by astronomers around the world to observe and share information. This kind of cooperation had never been done by any group, scientific or not, on a global scale before. Venus is all about relationships, and Gemini is information. She was the cause of the change in the way we communicate with each other throughout the world. She started the “world brain”, as it has been called. And it seems very appropriate that Uranus the planet of the higher mind was discovered in 1781, just 20 years after the start of the Transit of Venus.

With the next group starting in 1874, we had the telephone and its patent two years later The explosion of information really started – newspapers, telephone, telegraph, eventually radio and now the Internet.

“Each transit has brought about new explorations into the world, especially in communication, because the transits often occur in Gemini the sign of communication.”

According to Mystic Mamma, “We are entering a new era, the Divine Feminine is rising, coming forth within each one of us to heal and bring into right balance and right relation our planetary family. We are moving into HEART-based living! Feminine qualities (venus, moon) are going to transcend into wholeness and integrate with those of the masculine (the sun).  The Feminine is rising and coming into the forefront to bring unity consciousness forth. Can’t you see it and feel it? There are signs everywhere!

For years I have been interested in space travels, cosmology and have now been drawn to astrology in its purest sense and sacred geometry. I know that we are all affected by the galaxy in which we live and that our earth participates within its galaxy in the same way we interact with life on earth. I was driven to watch the Venus Transit and really didn’t know why. What I did know was that 2012 was a #5 year (2+0+1+2=5) representing Transformation in the Stages of Evolution and that we are in the process of moving into the fourth, fifth and sixth dimensions of consciousness and more, dependent upon which point we view life.

Transformation takes matter (the first four elements of earth, water, fire and air) and transforms these denser materials into finer elements. The 5th chakra energy is air blending with ether for creating sound to manifest the unseen. We are all being asked to transform many paradigms of the old into (k)new ones. Technology is leading our way and as technology refines, we are asked to become more conscious in our use of it and find ways for it to serve us rather than humanity serving technology. We’ve all seen where that can lead.

The Venus Transit transmitted (reminded us of our) feminine attributes of inner awareness, conscious compassion, love, and our relationship with Self.  We have the choice to transform our lives so that time serves our needs rather than voicing words such as “I don’t have time”. We will never “have” time. Time cannot be contained or controlled. We can learn more about what is within our container (our body) by consciously participating with our inner being, the feminine and maternal aspects, and remember how to transition from that inner being to create the world often “secretly” desired. Mother Earth cares for life in this way. It is time for all beings, masculine and feminine, to tune in (aka wake up), remember, and become aware that the inner voice is the connection with the Mother (our nature) and that we created in form to serve the highest and best good and to dip from the well of wisdom, love and nurturance.

The communication/information age in which we live has been moving through its inner cycle and has now transited, like Venus. 2013 has been an interesting and enlightening year. It has been a bumpy ride (to say the least) as inner “secrets” were revealed leading people to go inward to ask themselves what they think and feel. It has been a year to unify and strengthen oneself by bringing fragmented parts together to clarify and purify.

After the Venus Transit of June 5, 2012, communications took another leap forward. Separations that had been taking place over time magnified. Outer authorities have shown how important it is to trust ourselves; how to become one with our inner guidance; and that individuals have the right and opportunity to step in, step up and create for themselves.

In 2013 some opposing people and groups came together and some separated in order to see more clearly from a distance. From that distance, they could now see lines of connection and agreement. The negative and positive aspects of many situations were more clear, and the wish/desire/need for clarification and unification were now easier to see. Ways to begin the process of Unification are pronounced as all parts of Self become known.To know one’s own heart, the essence, makes it possible to contribute to the whole with less chaos and more clarity. In the same way that an instrument is individually tuned, each person/group has the opportunity to tune in and play a finer role in creation.

Robbyne LaPlant of White Wolfe Journeys described 2013 as the Year of the Venus Star. She stated: “Life is about connection and appreciating nature’s beauty as we each express in our own unique way the Venusian qualities of love, harmony, beauty, balance, creativity and peace. This is the Year of the Venus Star where the sense of family and community, one world, one light is expressed in every aspect of our life. The male compliment of the Venus star and the Goddess expression of love is Father sun.  The sun is the center of our universe, empowering and supporting those who walk with the balance of their head and heart, stepping forward with courage to now lead those awakening.  Those committed to walking a path of beauty as an expression of the Goddess.”

The Venus Star, represented by the five pointed star, is a clear representation of the human body, as drawn by Leonardo daVinci.

The year 2013 was a #6 year representing Transmutation in the Stages of Evolution. In sacred geometry, the yantra of the heart chakra (the Anahata) is the six pointed star. In this way, our hearts have been transmuted during this year to unify the physical aspect of being human into alignment with the spiritual. Qualities of the masculine (yang/sun) and feminine (yin/moon) are uniting, as one, in the same way that our two eyes are united when we tune in to our higher awareness at the Ajna chakra (the spiritual eye).

Magnification of the polarities in 2012 lead to our opportunity to separate from what everyone else thought in support of Self. Unification of the Heart with the Head became possible as we refined in 2013 all that we had collected.

  Union of the Heart has occurred and when complete, the Seventh Stage of Evolution is possible – Transcendence.

This year ahead – 2014 – is that Transcendental Year. It is a year to appreciate all that has been and is. It is a year to Be your Self.

Happy (k)New Transcendental Year!

                                                     ~ Brenda Astara Gustin

 “The stars in their courses may guide us,

but it is we ourselves who must row the boat.”      ~  Patric Walker