Monday, 19 February 2018

5 Skull

Original photo thanks to Annie Knibb.
I added the skull and gave this a new background

Today is a day of strength, realism and positive detachment that allows you to make changes where necessary and/or operate in the more visceral realms of material reality.

Cut back, detach from the crowd, come back to your core, and be a little cynical if necessary.

Or: Be at the centre of your group and be detached enough to be a facilitator for your community.
 

Enjoy some backbone attitude.

Use crystals to create a resonance with the information carried within your bones.

A good day for clarity when dealing with information.

[Extra message from Laurence to contemplate on 5 Skull:]
I would like to add some more to 5 Skull, which to some degree is applicable to all Skull Days.

5 Skull is a good day to observe yourself interacting with the superficial, the bare-bones material frequency of ego, money, shiny metal toys, the instant comforts and the allure of even the most banal of what the world has to offer.

Skull Days allow us to have a compartmentalized experience. For someone who is spiritually awake, the observer can be present as you take part in the glossy impermanence of the surface.

Occasional full-blown indulgence can release the heaviness and self-importance of the super-ego – the inner priest, as it were – thereby enabling a subsequent deeper connection to the profundity of the ground of consciousness.


Sunday, 18 February 2018

4 Serpent

Banyan tree putting down its roots
on Lamma Island

Own Your Self-Interest
We need you to survive and to be healthy. Listen to the survival instinct today as the foundation for your own power.

Respect your power to influence the world through the natural transmission of your consciousness; respect it and harness the vitality of your body. Be grounded in the body.

In the Wind Timewave, your role as a communicator and disseminator requires you first to be firmly planted in the seat of your own life force.


From Pinterest
Put your roots down into the Earth, through the ‘souls’ of your feet.

To be effective, remember: Exercise, sleep, get proper rest and nutrition, and yet also desire and honour your power impulses, whilst respecting the personal limitations that are required to contain the excesses of that power impulse.

The ego should not be crushed, rather it should be harnessed.

Today make sure you give yourself the physical foundation for confidence.


LjL in his junior championship running days
LjL training
This photo and the one above
thanks to Sarah Baker, Laurence's gorgeous sister

Saturday, 17 February 2018

3 Lizard (Seed)

'Behind the Scenes (aka The Ancestors)', by LjL.
He explained this painting as being about the Keepers of Templates.

A good day to examine our agreements with life and our intentions. 

Lizards work on the template level of reality, exploring the dream realms to unearth the intelligent essence that underpins reality. Lizards are connected to the fullness of the latent abundance and the interconnectedness of all things; they gather up everything in their awareness in order to understand the Seed of Life.

Lizards are associated with preparation and the underlying patterns.

It through the agreements we make, often unconsciously, that our Enchanting experience is evoked. We create our reality within the context of the collective construction, the collective agreements.*

The Ever-Changing Platform of Your Life
You have an essential destiny to become conscious of, but the details of that destiny are not all worked out – life is dynamic. You have a template for this incarnation, but it is not set in stone.

Today, see the shifting intentionality within existence that is created by forces of consciousness larger than ourselves. Enjoy the vitalizing force of an intelligence so vast we cannot grasp it, but which has the interests of our life within its knowing.

Your personal intention and your choices for your life exist within a dynamic framework.

Today be open to the idea of new intentions and new agreements. It is not necessary to set absolute intentions, just witness the flux of energy within you that relates to what you desire and what you would like to experience.

[* Note from Carey: Laurence called these collective agreements the Enchantments of Life, see here for more on his map of the evolution of human consciousness].


Three images by the incredibly talented Tatiana Plakhova
at Complexity Graphics

Friday, 16 February 2018

2 Foredawn (Dark House, In the House, Dark Night)

In the Heart of the Forest, by LjL

Be at home today in between the polarities and between spaces.  

The existential nature of life is sometimes (a time like today, for example) a comforting place in which to surrender, so that we are deeply at home in the midst of eternity.

After yesterday’s activation of 1 Wind comes the space, the silence and the void. Feel the pull of opposites and live betwixt them.
 

A good day for intense contemplative feeling and for finding the crack, in any form, that lets in the light.

Today is Foredawn, Dark House, In the House, Dark Night. It is the space before sunrise; it is a day that evokes an opening in the heart, a sense of the romantic. But it can draw you into darkness, as it is seductive…

Today we are seduced by the mystery. Without letting the mind draw too many conclusions, feel into things but set boundaries – and do not let yourself get drawn too far into anything dark.

Draw upon your imagination to investigate the potentials of what you are working on or desiring for your life. Feel the space that you are creating for that which is manifesting.

This can also be taken quite literally to include physical space, including how to create an ambience, perhaps with two contrasting colours and a third subtle colour. The physical interiors – our living spaces – reflect and evoke our psychic space. The clever use of colour can keep a space alive so that energy can enter in between the contrasts.


Oil painting by the fabulous surrealist artist, Vladimir Kush.
From Google images

Thursday, 15 February 2018

1 Wind

Bliss, by Laurence James Lucas

[New Moon tonight, exact time 21:05 UTC/GMT; tomorrow, Friday 16 Feb, 05:05 HK time, which is also Lunar New Year's Day in the Year of the Dog. We also have a partial eclipse of the Sun.]

Get ready for a new 13-day timewave that begins today as the Wind (Ik) archetype activates.

The Wind God brings fast decisions and clarity of mind, and activates your quick responses to all things.

The next 13 days can bring you clarity about what you have to say to the world, or clear communications with loved ones.


Wind God Stribog, image from here
The Breath of the Divine will send you a message today – a sudden noise, an angry word, a disembodied spirit whispering in your ear, a gust of wind or a vibration from an animal. Any of these can activate you. Wind activates without sentiment; Wind asks us to be detached.

The Wind can polarize an issue to push you further. Sometimes we have to see the world in black and white before we can proceed.

A timewave of powerful messaging, twittering, phoning, emailing and the spoken word. Be a messenger and a receiver with a ‘Yes, let’s do it!’ attitude.

Alternatively, your communication exchange might be solely with the Source or your with own subconscious.

You are a transmitter and a receiver.
 

Uncredited image from here, via Google images

[Personal extra message from Laurence posted on 1 Wind of 21 Feb 2013:]
My morning practice seemed very clear, despite having had wine and a meal out last night. A powerful Chinese spirit (it was suggested I was in the presence of a Master) visited me during my meditation.

Of course I will investigate this presence, rather than unconditionally accepting him – and it was a ‘him’. But the feeling was extremely peaceful, warm and powerful. The spirit certainly evoked the Wind Spirit resonance. With this type of energy, we have to learn to recognize it, but not embellish it with emotional projection. 


Remember: Wind asks us to be detached.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

13 Crocodile

LjL and his Goddess painting, which he called 'The holiest of holies'.
Photo thanks to Lamma Gung, from a gallery of Laurence's work on Lamma.com

A crocodile smiles at her baby
From here
13 Crocodile is a powerful day.

The principle of 13 is movement in all directions. We have 13 major articulations in the body – imagine them all being used simultaneously! You would have a mad dance that would release your psychic energy.

Today, being a 13 Day, is the release of the timewave energy, a day of letting go and opening up, a spiralling out of the feeling and consciousness of the last 12 days. The soulful signature of the Muluc Timewave (Water or Moon) is powerful and yet dissolving today.
 

Goddess (aka Venus)
of Willendorf
By Don Hitchcock
via Wikimedia Commons
Crocodile is the primal and also watery state of base consciousness – undifferentiated, engulfed in the Goddess, irrational, filled with chaotic latency and stirring turbulence, ready to birth...

Surrender to life today and it should treat you well. 


The Cosmic Mother force: ‘Strong it is.’

The soul’s need for nourishment is revealed to you today. Your soul, and the souls of those around you, have a heightened sense of the need to be fed with more primal connection and with the ineffable universal love and nourishment.


The Water or Moon Timewave ends today with this great release and surrender.

Free wallpaper via Google images, from here

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

12 Flower (Sun, Lord)

Central Sun, by Laurence James Lucas

A great day for a deep understanding of your life.

You are master of your soul; this is your sovereignty. Today, access the light of the soul to aid in the unfoldment to come.

Utilize your imagination and your mind to understand your life directly from within yourself, in order to perceive the complex systemic unity of things as they stand within you.

The understanding of the soul and soulfulness is available today. A good day to express the subtle; to write poetically, yet with meaning. The subtle has power today – light rays can instruct you and teach you substantial truths. Use the mind and imagination to empower yourself with sacred connection. 


Image from here

The imagination is a two-way plasma mirror, not just a screen for projecting fantasy upon, but also a receiver from anywhere in the omnidirectional realms that you can reach with your intent.

Understand the expansive intelligence of metaphors or symbols with full clarity today.

Utilize your inherent ability to see the cohesive and powerful intelligence of the beautiful and the subtle.

A day to decode the light that radiates from your soul, for you are a living library, a reservoir of extraordinary experience that can be accessed via the imagination, which is shaped by the mind and piloted by the impulse of the soul to know itself.


Photograph by Jonathan Blair, for National Geographic, image from here


[Bonus message from Laurence to contemplate on 12 Flower:]
Planetary Consciousness
Understand that the Noosphere, planetary consciousness and planetary civilization are natural outgrowths of the world we live in today; the Earth will flower into a planetary civilization.

Consciousness, the self, the world and experience evolves by stages. The planetary stage is the obvious and natural stage of development for our world – it is upon the far edge of our horizon.

The planetary stage of our culture will emerge from the subtler levels of reality into density. The cosmic influx has already recalibrated the contextual space of the Earth’s energy field. This much is obvious to me and today allows one to understand the power of light and consciousness. Translation from one domain to another takes time – this gives the illusion that the power of change starts on the physical level. It does not. Power always comes from the larger context of reality first.


One of the fabulous Noosphere images by Tatiana Plakhova, of Complexity Graphics,
probably Laurence's favourite visionary artist

[For more on Laurence's work on the Enchantments of Life, as well as Planetary Consciousness, please visit our portal website. Thank you.]

Monday, 12 February 2018

11 Storm

Ayahuasca Night, by Laurence James Lucas.
Inspired after seeing big fluffy stars in the Amazon after an ayahuasca ceremony.

Your energy crackles as you move through the electrical nature of novelty, adjusting the templates of your soul.
 
From Pinterest
Go with the freedom inherent within this day. Stay responsive to unexpected turns and enjoy the liberation. 

Enjoy flowing through different states, from internal moments of personal freedom to social connections. 

Enjoy the liberation of letting go of expectation, necessity and stasis. Let it be what it is.

Day 10 in the timewave can feel quite heavy and contained, while today – being an 11 Day – allows us the energy to move again, as the solidity and any perceived blockages dissolve. Today you can shake off any turgid emotions and feel energized by new experiences or variants.

Today is great day for inner connection and opening portals between levels of consciousness.


Portals in the forest: Fantastic Forest by Spencer Byles from here

[Extra message from Laurence to contemplate on 11 Storm:]
The Importance of Subtle Energy Work
Sentiments such as ‘Show me the results’, or ‘Show me the money’, conjure up a rigid confidence in the objective world and a cynicism towards subtle energy work, which then blocks the inner connection.

This can lead to one of the biggest problems we have, which is being completely out of alignment with our soul, therefore obstructing its natural impulses.

Although – it must be noted – people can also become hyper-inflated with self-importance through constant inner journeying or channelling, without deeper understanding, or the relentless interpretation and discussion of synchronicities and their own intuitive impressions.

The truth is, while it is important to engage in the external world, taking the time to connect to the rich inner world of the psyche is indispensable for emotional health. More than that, working on the inner dimensions is a truly effective and essential way to manifest a reality and experience that is more benevolent, abundant and wholesome than the normal everyday world experience.

The results are generally not instant. Subtle energy changes are most often stepped down through the various levels of density in accord with a gestation cycle that mirrors human gestation – from conception to birth (approximately 260 days).


Some of Laurence's favourite shamanic tools
that he used for moving
consciously between the worlds

The Sacred 260-day calendar that we follow here is an aid to consciously connecting to the potentials that are seeking manifestation through you. Such things as shamanic healing, or ceremonially planting intention into your unconscious (another way of saying planting a seed idea in the subtle mental body), are stepped down from mental to emotional to physical over approximately 260, 520 and 780 days.

Each process of stepping down energy brings it more tangibly into density and actual experience. Inner work is very powerful, but most people – in fact most of us, a lot of the time, due to daily necessities – do not take the time to connect our subtle actions of the past with the present.

My experience from working with clients and from observing my own life and that of those around me is that powerful emotionally charged intentions or desires manifest in around two years, or a bit longer (often in alignment with three spins of the Tzolkin, that is, 780 days). The exactitude of the manifestation depends upon clarity, but is watered down by the many counter-intentions we invariably hold. Using Law of Attraction principles to control life with absolute will is flawed because of the multilevelled nature of the psyche and the accompanying diversity of desires we hold.

However, this does not mean that we should not attempt to align with subtle energy changes and set clear intentions.
 

If we connect to the inner world through conscious journeying, visualizing, shamanic ritual, or other forms of subtle energy work, we then align automatically with the soul’s intention for our lives. 

From Google images

Sunday, 11 February 2018

10 Obsidian (Obsidian Mirror, Flint)

ET in the Shadows, by Laurence James Lucas

The shadow of your life and the world is revealed to you.

What is the unavoidable issue within you?


Security Hologram image from here
The world appears as a semi-transparent hologram, reflecting your inner feelings. A good day to understand the power of our projection.

Today is a good day to see the fundamental issues in your life. Today they can be seen and they can be seen with transparency. You will see your complexes, but also see through them to a deeper level of truth.

You might possibly encounter a shocking perspective on an aspect of your personality or your being. Do not worry, for this is not the whole truth of who you are, just some of the truth.

Obsidian Mirror is the Daykeeper sign of multidimensionality and the mirror reflections and refractions of light that give us the experience of density.


From Google images
From Pinterest

Saturday, 10 February 2018

9 Earthmover

Glastonbury Sunrise, by LjL.
'The English countryside festival scene... dancing the sun up.'

Today you can connect to the evolutionary impulse that underpins the present human condition.
 

Aztec Stone Calendar, from Google
Today, being a 9 Day, is about awareness of large cycles of time, as well as change and evolution through powerfully evocative yet abstract feelings.

Awaken to the changes that rumble in the soul. Soul memory is memory from beyond time–space that comes from your past, before your history. Do you remember how this moment was seeded?

Into every moment we pour a tapestry of stories; different threads that are rooted in timeless zones and archaic evolutionary pasts.

Today, you can potentially transcend your present trajectory and see the options from different timelines and with different outcomes. A good day to experience – through feeling – the multiple potentials of different timelines that are encoded into each moment.

If you have felt blocked for some time in any area of your life, today is a good day to see that you can open up another reality.

Reality is an agreement. Agreements create structures of reality. If an agreement is serving us, we are growing. On the other hand, if we really are blocked, if there really comes a point where we cannot seem to move forward in any way, then we have the option to renegotiate.



Two flip chart images by Laurence James Lucas,
for our Enchantments of Life workshops,
explaining the structures of reality and our agreements,
based on our Enchantment level*

It is amazing when you look back on your life and see certain situations that felt so permanent at the time, which you subsequently liberated yourself from. Do you remember a previously solid situation with impenetrable walls from which you are now free? Reality tunnel.

Whilst you were in that psychological space, you had a particular future. Once you moved out of that space, the future changed.

If a situation you are experiencing is truly stuck, then consider dropping it and creating a new one.

The way to do this is to realize that any situation can only inhibit you with your agreement. We choose structures that do come with limitations, because the total experience rewards one enough to accept some compromises. This is wise.

So evaluate your situation honestly. If you find that there is no longer any growth or reward, then you have the divine right, the legitimate right, to renegotiate a new situation.

This is how evolution works. We evolve from one structure to another. Each structure becomes more inclusive of more of reality. Each chapter of our lives is a relatively steady state of existence, but things eventually have to change.

Change, evolution and growth is always an offer made by Life so that we may grow and live larger. It does mean letting something go, which is not easy, but the rewards outweigh the loss.

The human species is presently renegotiating its reality. The consensual world of the mainstream has served evolution and is still serving some people, but the rewards for the species are diminishing rapidly. It will take some time for the main culture to shift – luckily you do not have to wait for everyone.

In fact, it is important for the sake of the collective that some individuals who have woken up early enough take the initiative to step into the new unchartered land now.

Are you one of those pioneers?

The new landscape is relatively empty and is in a state of flux. It will take some courage, but the potentials are enormous – the first steps are tentative, the way ahead is unclear, and the going is slow. But the choice is there, if you have a spirit of adventure.



 [* To learn more about Laurence's ground-breaking map of the evolution of human consciousness and the Enchantment structures we move through, please visit our portal website. Thank you.]

Friday, 9 February 2018

8 Vulture (Warrior, Owl, Turkey)

Warrior Bee by LjL

Commitment to your role in the matrix, as defined by the last timewave (which was the Vulture or Warrior Timewave).

Look after the self by deciding to live your truth, so as to be strong enough to be a healing presence. Feel the underlying essence, the sacred structure you are working with, and gain some clarity about the limits you wish to set yourself.

 'Within all structure lies movement.
Focus on the image above and you will see the movement
that is inherent within this highly structured pattern.' LjL
(Image from Google, originally on Flickr,
unfortunately uncredited)

Consciously knowing the appropriate limitations brings safety and the realisable freedom that we all yearn for.

8 Days are days of implementing and organizing that which is emerging, which is to say today is a good day to bring things towards manifestation, to actively draw energies into cohesion and harmony.

Today is a day of implementing energy in a practical fashion, compressing ideas and inspiration.



[Extra message from Laurence to contemplate on 8 Vulture:]
It is imperative that you not only centre yourself in stillness but call upon light and spirit, the spirits that serve your higher self. Do connect and liaise with spirits using your careful definitions. Call upon specific healing, cleansing and clearing energies with words spoken aloud, or said silently.

The efficacy of this simple act is also increasing in power as more cosmic energy, including interstellar plasma, is flooding the planet. Darkness dissipates when Light is present, but the Light does have to be called upon.

Use the power of your attention, your words and your imagination.


It is simple, just do it.


Cosmic energy in the Matrix

Thursday, 8 February 2018

7 Eagle

Eagle image from here

Feeling the Wholeness
A good day for emotional intelligence and an integrated clarity.

The integrated clarity of 7 Eagle means the ability to focus on a detail, whilst simultaneously retaining the awareness of context and feeling.

The challenge is to not get lost in the details; to engage whilst retaining one’s sense of greater vision.

Alternatively, the challenge is to engage with some specifics, rather than just flying off into an indulgent fantasy. Listen to the subtle feelings whilst performing daily tasks.

Move into resonance today with the mind of the world. Hone in on your locality and goal, and retain the balanced perspective of both the larger and smaller pictures.


Balanced perspective, Power Station Beach, Lamma Island

7 Days are halfway through the timewave and provide us with the whole energy of the timewave through resonance. We can feel the totality – not the sophisticated mechanics of the timewave (which is for 12 Days), but the general wholeness.

Eagle is the immanent consciousness that we can perceive and engage with. The environment thus perceived is then seen in all its glory – and it is to be rejoiced at, for it is full of beauty, abundance and love. Once we see this, we can draw upon the bountiful energy and call it into our life.

There is more than enough to go round. Everything we need is available, once we are conscious of the fact that we are drawing energy from the magnificence of all that is around us.

With a natural gratitude that comes with our awakening perception and experience of the vital immanence we exist within, we can then ask unashamedly for life to provide for us abundantly.


Image from Pinterest

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

6 Jaguar

Image created on Photoshop by me, originally my design for the cake
we had made for our Celebration of Life event, in LjL's honour (jaguar from Google)

The feeling self is an instinctive self, prowling the unseen environment of the World Soul. Enjoy the forming thoughts and enticing feelings that arise and sink in your consciousness.

A day of feeling alert.

Follow the rhythm of the day instinctively, staying alert to the playful moment.

Jaguar is tied to the Earth in its wild state, especially at night. Jaguar is the feminine earthy vitality, sensual and powerful.
 

Lamma jungle, found on LjL's computer.
I'm not sure who took this!
Today, you might feel a strong need to connect to the wild environment, feeding your gratitude for the beauty around you.

A good day to allow space for shamanic practice. Follow the call of nature and consciously and directly evoke connection to natural spirits and sacred space.

There is something beautiful about how energy unfolds on a 6 Day, while Jaguar provides a visceral connection to nature and to shamanism. Jaguar Days bring a luxurious heightening of the senses.
 

[On 6 Jaguar of 29 May 2012, Laurence wrote the following:]
‘Jaguar days are always more shamanic and jungley, which for me this morning was doubly so. I awoke with a strong need not to do my daily qi gong or yoga, but to just lie on my back on our roof terrace instead, listening to the intense cicada and bird chorus.

After one hour, I went into the hills here on Lamma. The day was overcast, breezy and unusually cool (though still very humid). The wind, insects and sheer verdant growth in the hills really evoked the jungle and a shamanic atmosphere … not to mention the small brown snake and the big jet-black snake (Chinese cobra, I think) on the path that my dog and I bumped into. That gave me some shock and awe!’


Black jaguar and baby spotted cub (from Google)

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

5 Reed (Skywalker)

 Panorama by AndrĂ© Eichman of Laurence in the hills he loved so much.

Today observe everything all around you and see how you feel in different situations. The message of the day is to be aware, to be conscious in all directions of the energy sphere in which you live, whilst staying in the centre.

Connect to your higher self at the same time as being centred in home and family. Gather your energy and resources; find your inner authority.

This can be a detached, floating, suspended and waiting kind of day; a day of emphasising internal energy.
 

Original photo thanks to my good friend
Annie Knibb, Photoshopped by me
The proactive person will be consciously centring themselves today. Be detached and observe the world all around you. Increase your ability to centre yourself within your soul by sensitising yourself to yourself first, before opening up into the human and cosmic environment. See yourself as a reflected fractal of the whole cosmos, but know that you are your own unique filtered version of all that is.

Sit in the middle of a circle, acknowledge the Four Directions of East, South, West and North, then acknowledge the Sky above and the Earth below. Feel yourself centred on Earth in your life whilst connecting to the higher self beyond time and space.


Thank you to Benson Wong for this photo of our central altar

Call upon the higher self to help you find the strength of mind to recognize that you are the author of your life, and that you also play your part – at least from time to time – to act as guide to other people.

Evoke the intelligence of your centre; feel into your subtle centre. Feel the core sense of being awake to all that surrounds you.


Image from Google