Author Archives: Eleanora Amendolara

The Spirit of Freedom. The Wisdom of Stability.

The Spirit of Freedom, The Wisdom of Stability by Eleanora Amendolara, Sacred Center Mystery School, Warwick, NY | energy healing

Believe it or not, 2017 is a year of freedom.

Look at it as simple sacred mathematics: 2+0+1+7= 10.

Let me explain. Chumpi Illumination has its own special approach to numerology.  Each of the twelve Chumpi stones resonates with a particular facet of human consciousness. And, in Chumpi Illumination, ten equals freedom, so 2017 is a year of freedom.

To fully understand the meaning and power of each Chumpi, you also need some insight into each stone’s “nega” or shadow. The shadows of freedom are escape and a sense of paralysis.

All too many people have been feeling that it’s impossible to make choices.… Whether it’s “what should I eat?” or “should I take this job?” or “what should I be when I grow up?”, clients and students are coming to me unsure about how to live their own lives. They don’t feel safe enough. They feel as if they don’t have enough space to stretch beyond their limited, day-to-day reality.

All of the work we do at the Sacred Center is dedicated to discovering and occupying the Greater Reality. When I hear that people are feeling so constricted and unable to break out of routines that don’t serve them, it’s clear that we need to resonate to the energy of freedom.  

In Chumpi Illumination: Gateways to Healing and Transformation, we say this about freedom:

Ecstatic in stillness and in movement, we know FREEDOM; released into the limitless heart of the Great Mother, we discover that cosmic heart within ourselves.

For some time now, we’ve been mired in a sort of collective depression. It shows up as passivity and being locked limiting beliefs.

On the whole, we’ve been asleep. We haven’t been able to access the contents of our own hearts, never mind the cosmic heart. And now, we’re looking around and saying “oh boy…” We’re reacting to what’s happening in our own society and in our individual circumstances.

First, it’s important to move out of reactivity and into making a conscious response to what you see happening around you. I’ve written before about the difference between reactions and responses and how a couple of deep breaths can help you make the vital distinction and act accordingly.

When we’re talking about responding to situations with a spirit of freedom rather than limitation, there’s something else to keep in mind: you must learn to rely on your own inward stability.

We recently shared a Virtual Council Call on the subject of choice and freedom. One of the main messages that came through was related to cooperating with your highest Self to build spiritual integrity. That’s where inward security springs from – not from the perfect government or the right amount of money in the bank.

Ultimately, the universe is conspiring on our behalf. It is here to nurture us through the spirit of the Great Mother, not to threaten us. The complete, ecstatic energy of freedom swirls around all of us if we open ourselves to trust it.

I invite you to join the Virtual Wisdom Council to receive this recording and to get invitations to future calls (they’re free).

And, if you know you’re being called to build your spiritual integrity and root into yourself in order to fully embrace freedom, I invite you to join the Sacred Center Mystery School. Our next Intro class (February 25 – 26 in Warwick, NY)  is open to new students.

3 Ways to Connect to Your Center

3 Ways to Connect to Your Sacred Center | Machu Picchu | Peru

There’s no single way to your own Sacred Center. Today, I invite you to wander in three potential paths with me. You’ll find that they intermingle and overlap and circle around on themselves… That’s just as it should be because the way to Spirit is never straight and narrow.

Being Seen.

So often, a theme emerges in a week of private healing sessions. Most recently, the work has centered on gazing into the eyes of the Divine and experiencing what it is to see and be seen without expectation or obligation.

It’s a very personal connection – each person sees the expression of the Sacred that is most  meaningful to them, but it’s always in human or animal form. Right now, expressions of the sacred feminine are coming in most strongly, illuminating and resonating through the body, mind, and spirit.

Daily life – and daily problems – are so often related to the very human need to be seen. These healings elevate being seen to a more profound level. It’s an invitation to gaze into your own Soul without judgment or criticism.  It’s devotion without an agenda or a set of “shoulds.”

When you go deep enough to see the divine nature of your own Self, you know what it is to be connected to the heart of divinity itself.  

Being Inspired.

When you can stay open to your everyday experiences and you keep yourself from shutting down due to fear, exhaustion, or sheer information overload, you can experience unlimited inspiration. When you’re in that place of openness, you are truly alive and connected.

For me, I know that daily meditation and communication with the Guides is what allows me to breathe in Truth – the origin of “inspiration.”

It was in a recent meditation that I was instructed about how this is the year to show up and be seen for all of the greatness that wants to shine through you.

This is the time to use your voice. Be heard. Be seen. Be inspired as you inspire those around you.

Being Healed.

“Your Center” isn’t a physical space. It’s a point in infinity from which you live your life, but you could never chart it on a map.  In order to reach that intangible state of consciousness, however, you need to be strongly anchored in your physical body.

When you look into your own Divine Expression and you open your eyes to the inspiration that dances around you at every moment, you can step into the most authentic expression of who you are – stronger, more able to grow and emerge into your own greatness.  

As is the way with multidimensional healing, you heal all facets of your being when you heal one facet. And you must look to the needs of all aspects of who you are in order to address a specific problem.

4 Ways to Connect through the Sacred Center

I want to let you know about three exciting ways to use the Sacred Center’s work to access your own center. There’s a great deal happening right now, but that is just how we want 2016 to begin…

February 10: Virtual Wisdom Council: Create Sacred Space

As always, the VWC is a free one-hour teaching and meditation session that you can access by phone from anywhere in the world. We’ll be exploring  what it means to create a sacred physical space where you can regularly experience moments of spiritual enlightenment.

February and March: Four Create Sacred Space Workshops in Warwick, NY

In these workshops you will learn how to build a permanent home for your Spirit. Attend a single session or get a discount when you come to all four. They begin February 11.

March 19 -20: Intro to Chumpi Illumination

This two-day class is your first step into the Mystery School. Learn self-healing techniques and uncover the light that guides your personal evolution.

Journey to Peru this May

There are only a couple of spots open in this year’s Stargate adventure. This is the year to be inspired by the sacred mountains and lagoons of the Andes!3 Ways to Connect to Your Sacred Center | Machu Picchu | Peru

Support Indigenous Craftsmen this Holiday: Buy Peruvian Cloths Direct from the Weavers

Every journey to Peru is full of new sights, tastes, smells, and sounds. It’s also an adventure into texture and touch.

The solid roughness of stone at Machu Picchu. The sturdy softness of the horse that carries you up the mountain. The nubby fibers in a piece of handwoven cloth.

Yes, a trip to Peru is about experiencing a different world and getting to know yourself in a new way. But, it’s also about shopping!

Every time I return home from my twice-yearly adventures to the city of Cusco the surrounding mountains, my bags are full of new treasures. Custom-carved Chumpi Stones. Majestic crystals. And so many textiles.

The people and the dedication behind the art of Andean Weaving

Weaving Andean Cloth | Cusco Peru | Sacred Center Healing |Chumpi Illumination | Eleanora AmendolaraThis fall, I had the privilege of visiting Dona Maria Apasa Machaca, a Q’ero elder who now lives at the edge of Cusco.

In addition to carrying the wisdom of the mountains, Dona Maria is a master weaver. She and her cousin Benito, himself a healer and shaman, gave me their precious handmade cloths to sell to the members of the Sacred Center community.

Each cloth is a humble masterpiece. A small cloth – one that you might use for your mesa or personal altar space – takes one to three months to complete.

Would you believe that a poncho can take up to a year of steady work to finish? Talk about wearable art!

A special invitation: Purchase these one-of-a-kind Peruvian cloths

Through December, I will be selling Dona Maria and Benito’s work as well as several pieces I have collected in my two decades of Peruvian travel.

Prices range from $55 to $350. Below, you’ll find selected images the cloths. Please contact me for specific prices and dimensions. You can pay by check or credit card and I will mail them to you if you cannot come to the Sacred Center in Warwick, NY to pick them up.

React or Respond: Which approach creates your reality?

React or Respond: Which approach creates your reality?

You feel as if you have lost your ability to choose your own way…

It’s no wonder. Between the media bombardment and constant impressions from the outside world, the mind is paralyzed by the all the information and choices offered out there.  

We’re barraged with advice on how to eat, parent, meditate, detox, exercise. Everywhere you look, there’s advice on how to live.

So much of this advice is well meaning and can actually help you when you mindfully apply it to your own experiences, but how do you integrate these ideas and still hold on to who you are and what you need?

Create Your Own Song

If I had one wish for you, it would be that you can use all of the tools and concepts out there to write your own song.

It’s easier said than done, I know, but it begins with how you receive the input that comes your way. It begins when you understand the difference between emotions and feelings.

Let me put that another way: I want you to be able to recognize when you’re reacting and when you’re responding to a situation.

Emotions and feelings, reactions and responses — there’s a big difference between them

Emotions and reactivity go hand-in-hand. Both are historical. When you’re reacting with emotion, you’re influenced by what you remember from the past instead of what is actually happening in the present moment.

When you’re trapped in an emotional response, fear and old programming heavily influence how you behave.

Feelings and responses, on the other hand, are both transitory. Feelings can pass through you like water – they don’t leave a mark.

When you respond to a situation, you are fully in the experience itself. Your old stories and memories won’t derail you in the present moment.

How can you learn to respond rather than react?

This advice is almost seems to simple to follow – but then, most of the deepest wisdom is like that.

In order to train yourself to respond rather than react you simply need to slow it down.

The difference between a reaction and a response is found in two deep breaths.

While you fill your lungs and press the virtual pause button, you are making a conscious choice about how to be in the situation. You are determining how to respond rather than succumbing to an unconscious reaction.

Enough words: experience it!

In this post, it sounds like I am recommending that you become more mindful. That’s exactly what I’m doing – but I don’t want you to depend on your mind to make it all happen.

An over-reliance on the mind is exactly what keeps us from simply feeling things and moving on. After all, all the memories and stories that keep you trapped in reactivity live inside your head. Trying to think your way out of that trap isn’t going to work.

Instead, as a healer who seeks to integrate the vibrations of individual human cells with the resonance of the highest spiritual frequencies, I want you to create your own song using every tool in your physical, mental, and spiritual toolbox.

In a recent Virtual Wisdom Council teaching, we explored all of these ideas and then we entered a shared meditative space to tap into the power of the body, mind, and spirit. The goal was to really experience what it means to shift out of reactivity and into healthy, grounded responsiveness.

I invite you to listen to the recording and discover how you can embody this wisdom.

When you’ve registered to hear the Transcending Reactivity call, you’ll also get access to past and future Virtual Wisdom Council events (for free!).

 

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