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.

Images from the latest Sacred Journey to Peru

The latest Sacred Center Journey to Peru has just come to an end, but Eleanora is staying on in Cusco for a while.

As she continues to explore her beloved adopted homeland, she’s seeking new ways to connect to and enter the stargate portals of this special place.

Her solo adventures will surely make the next group trip, coming up in April 2017, even more rich.

See the itinerary for the next journey and save your place today! 

Rainbow Cave | Eleanora Amendolara | Sacred Center Journey to Peru

Alchemical healing waters at the Rainbow Cave

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Eleanora enters the Rainbow Cave

Eleanora Amendolara and Peruvian guide Ruli at Machupicchu

Eleanora and native Peruvian guide Ruli at Machu Picchu

Eleanora and members of the Misminay Community, Moray, Peru

Eleanora and members of the Misminay Community near Moray, Peru

Maras de Sal Salt Mines Peru | Sacred Center Peru Journey

Maras de Sal – Salt Mines

A Chumpi Illumination Class: Your Opportunity for Personal and Collective Evolution

Eleanora Amendolara Chumpi Illumination

What lights you up inside?
What makes you excited about a new opportunity?
What makes you say yes to yourself?

What about the promise of personal and collective evolution?

P1070778I’m grateful that I get to hold space for individual and collective evolution. It’s part of the job description for a Mystery School founder, after all! The CHILL class that took place in Santa Fe on the weekend before the Solstice was no exception.

Within the first two hours of this weekend-long class the energy quickly shifted beyond me, the teacher, simply providing information. It encompassed everyone in the room as they received new wisdom and also generated their own ideas and light.

And then, it became clear that we’d all begun to evolve together to create what I think of as a “new order” community.

With a tremendous circle of interdimensional helpers, we sat in counsel to reach an expanded collective awareness. Though we’d been strangers only a handful of hours before, we were now connected in a profound and transformative way.

This is your opportunity to enter a circle of transformation

P1070768This sort of community was created when we supported each person with his or her own Chumpi stone healing. Everyone had a chance to lie in one of the geometric forms that are the signature of a CHILL session. Using muscle testing, we discovered the words that described the conflict that wanted to be resolved. We also added crystals, sounds, and other healing symbols to hold a specific frequency for each students’ evolution.

By coming together in this manner, as healers and as members of a collective, we also expanded our individual consciousness and our ability to give and receive healing.

With great gratitude, I can tell you that this is what happens at every Chumpi Illumination workshop.

On July 23 and 24 I am opening this opportunity for personal and communal growth to everyone who can join us at the Sacred Center in Warwick, NY.

Get more information about this Introduction to Chumpi Illumination and how it’s the first step into the Sacred Center Mystery School.

If you bring a friend you’ll save $50 off your tuition for this weekend class that runs from 10 AM – 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24.

Save your place in the circle now!

See the Beauty and Hear the Wisdom from the Stargates of Peru

Eleanora is leading a journey to Peru right now. Today they are visiting the Temple of the Rainbow and the Temple of the Moon, on their way to Lake Titicaca and the Stargate Amarumuru.

In the brief messages she’s sending back to us at home, Eleanora says they’re receiving reminders that “the Universe is perfect” and experiencing what it’s like to be “showered in a pyramid of light.”

When she returns, Eleanora will be lit up with stories of healing and messages from the spirit guides and from the mountains themselves.

On Wednesday, June 1 at 7 PM ET, she’ll hold a free Virtual Wisdom Council call. During this hourlong teaching and meditation, the wisdom of the Stargates of Peru will come to you.

Simply click the button below to sign up. If you have attended previous VWC calls you don’t need to register – you’ll receive the invitation to join us on 6/1 via email.

Enter this New Portal Into the Greater Reality

“Adventure” isn’t a word I use lightly even though it’s a word I use often. Horseback riding through the Salkantay Pass at 15,000 feet definitely qualifies (that’s where we’re all headed during this spring’s Peru journey).

The healing work that we’re doing in the Advancing Class where we learn to resonate with our imperfections is an adventure into our own collective humanity.

And all that we’re doing to spread the work about Chumpi Illumination is its own kind of adventure.

I invite you to watch and share this two minute film that showcases the recent book and wisdom card deck Chumpi Illumination: Gateways to Healing and Transformation.

I would be honored if you would share this video on Facebook or your other favorite social media channels. The more people who discover the power and potential of Chumpi Illumination, the more we can shift planetary consciousness toward healing and Truth.

To get your own book and card set, please place your order here.

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

Build a Permanent Home for Your Spirit

May you draw endless inspiration from your own Sacred Center in 2016 | Tibetan singing bowl with goddess

Build a Permanent Home for Your Spirit:

Use Chumpi Illumination to Create Sacred Space in Everyday Life

You long to heal yourself, hone your intuition, and feel more connected to what’s sacred in life.

You would like to live in accordance to Spirit’s guidance and feel connected to the Greater Reality every day – not just during special retreats and workshops.  

But life is busy and, even at home, it’s hard to carve out the time and space for stillness.

You want to be guided by Spirit? Build a home for it

Your connection to Spirit isn’t something you have to go out and find. You’re always connected, but you’re a contemporary human who needs a reminder now and again.

What you need is a sacred space where you can attend to the subtle energies of your physical, mental, and etheric body. When you spend some time in this space each day, you’ll find your soul-level connections grow ever-stronger.

I’ve watched this transformation in my own life.

I’ve always been something of a gypsy – traveling across Europe and Asia when I was in my 20s was exactly what my nomadic spirit needed in order to learn and grow. But it was when I set down roots in Warwick, NY and when I built the Sacred Center that my true spiritual evolution began.

After years of focused work, my healing and teaching room can now hold intense energies. The guides and other interdimensional messengers know that the Sacred Center is a place where their wisdom is welcome.

Sacred Center, Warwick, NY | Create your own sacred spaceYou can create your own Sacred Center in your home

People feel an internal shift the moment they enter the Sacred Center. They become more receptive to new perspectives and open to receive healing. Yes, the Sacred Center is special, but it’s not the only place where you can connect to your spirit.

I’d like to help you learn how to easily create your own sacred space. Join me for a two-hour workshop packed with simple-to-apply ideas that will deepen your spiritual practice and help you find peace and connection any time you want it.

May you draw endless inspiration from your own Sacred Center in 2016 | Tibetan singing bowl with goddess

The Chumpi Stones are the foundation of your Spirit’s permanent home

Simply meditating in the same spot each day will make a space “sacred,” but there is a faster, more tangible way to create a spiritual home for yourself  – build the foundations using the Chumpi stones.

When you use the Chumpi stones to hold the energy of your sacred space, you’re working directly with the forces of the universe to channel your power and focus your intention.

The Chumpis are your building blocks and they can be used to craft a deeply personal sacred space that helps you heal and grow.

During a Create Sacred Space workshop you will discover how to

  • use the Chumpi stones as your “spiritual building blocks”
  • select additional sacred objects to bring specific energies to your healing space
  • focus your mind and still your emotions once you’ve set the scene
Chumpi healing stones | Sacred Center Peru Journey | Chumpi Illumination

Chumpi healing stones

Attend one workshop or join us for the entire Sacred Space Series

Fee per session: $45

Thursday, February 11, 6pm – 8pm

Sunday, February 21, 1pm – 3pm

Sunday, February 28, 1pm – 3pm

Thursday, March 3, 6pm – 8pm

OR sign up for all four workshops and save.
Fee for all four workshops: $150


All workshops are open to the public and do not need to be taken sequentially.
Please contact Eleanora if you have any questions. 

How a Group Meditation Awakens a Personal Healing

Let there be light! Chumpi Illumination | amethyst crystal | Sacred Center Warwick, NY

There are certain things that are simply true when it comes to healing and other spiritual work. One of the most accessible Truths: when you gather to meditate and do the work together, the power is amplified.

In group meditation and healing, you can enter into deeper states of consciousness and experience a greater spiritual connection because you join with others who are focusing their attention in a similar way.

How Group Meditation and Healing Works in a Sacred Center Circle

Each time the Virtual Wisdom Council comes together (or any of the in-person Sacred Center classes, for that matter), profound and lasting healing takes place. Each person on the call, no matter where they are in the western hemisphere, benefits in a tangible, individual way.

Of course, when teacher, healer, and visionary Eleanora Amendolara leads a meditation, she’s not just holding space for participants to take off on private inner journeys. Instead, she opens each session with a teaching that highlights a theme that’s rippling through her community and through the greater world. Then, she channels that energy into a Chumpi Illumination healing that each person can experience at home.

The result? Each person present, whether they’re with us live or listening to the recording later, benefits at a personal level. And, this healing flows from the small group to the greater whole. After all, everything you do for yourself ultimately affects everyone around you.

What does a Chumpi Illumination Meditation look like?

Eleanora holds her free Virtual Wisdom Council calls every six to eight weeks and welcomes her clients and students as well as people who are new to working with the Chumpi stones.

In December 2015, the focus was on how we can apply indigenous wisdom to our hectic daily lives – particularly during the (mostly) joyful chaos of the holidays.

As Eleanora described it, the peoples of Peru don’t walk on the earth, they let the earth hold them. They live without any sense of separation. The mountains, the stars, the waters are an extension of who they are.

Of course, that kind of connection isn’t a natural part of being for us in the West. But, when you learn about the Andean wisdom that informs so much of Eleanora’s Mystery School teachings, the goal isn’t to appropriate another culture or to pretend that you can move through life with all the attitudes of a Peruvian mountain dweller.

Instead, Eleanora opens a window on the views of the Q’ero, the Quechua, and other mountain people to show us how we might see the “typical” parts of our own lives in a new way – through interrelation rather than ego.

How the Chumpi Stones Help Reframe Your Challenges

“To heal someone is to facilitate their awakening | Sacred Center | Eleanora AmendolaraAnd so, grounded by the Peruvian people’s connection with the earth and supported by this new perspective, Eleanora described how the Chumpis that would help us embody this wisdom. (For more about how the Chumpis work in Chumpi Illumination, click here.)

Using muscle testing – an integral part of Chumpi Illumination – Eleanora determined the collective needs of this group. There were three parts for everyone to experience and work through:

  1. Change shoulds
  2. Discover you have choices
  3. Let yourself be the light

These themes were broad, but they had clear resonance for everyone in the circle. And, as a result of the healing that Eleanora transmitted through the healing, the group released great waves of sadness.

The message for everyone:

We are diamonds in the rough and we are called to shine brighter and brighter.

Shine your Light strongly. Be carried by the light in the darkness.

Even if you were not with us on December 10, you can still receive all the benefits of this healing. Access the recording for this call and all previous Virtual Wisdom Councils. You’ll also be invited to future free events. We’d love to have you with us, strengthening our collective intention and deepening the shared healing.

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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