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with, not against, the Creative Cycle
The energies of this time of year (July 23 - mid-Sept) are
always intense. We are learning to integrate who we are and
who we are becoming. I offer here an essay, podcast and a
new phone meditation during this time of integration. If
you would also like to book a private session, I have spaces
available now until Aug 25, and then again after Aug 30.
I've spent some time pondering the last phone meditation.
Its focus was on the Creative Cycle and how we manifest
things into form. For me a "Creative Cycle" can be gigantic,
such as the span of humanity upon the Earth (according to
Thoth we are in the Third of these Creative Cycles) or
making dinner. It doesn't matter if you make dinner from
scratch or call for pizza delivery. All of these are
examples of Creative Cycles.
During the phone meditation I was able to channel the
energies and speak the words from Archangel Michael and my
guides as they shared their insights and meditations. But
my inner sense has been that I needed some time to let the
energies that came through me blend into my body and my
life. This essay (Manifestation 101) is a compilation of
the ideas presented during the phone meditation (now
available as a CD
and the subsequent realizations that have come to me from my
It seems particularly fitting to offer a FREE
near the full moon and equinox on September 22. The influx
of Sacred Masculine energies to the planet is magnifying
mental and physical issues. It is creating pressure upon
the points in our bodies and lives that we most need to
change. And yet human nature is to hold on more strongly to
something when we perceive that it is changing. Mostly out
of fear, sometimes out of anger, our grip tightens around
anything we perceive to not be under our complete control!
We forget that if something is changing, it is because some
part of us is in agreement to its changing. If we can
consciously figure out or acknowledge that agreement, our
mind and body have an easier time allowing the change to
occur. And the stress, pain and anxiety levels tend to
decrease as well.
Allowing change in ourselves, in our world, and in other
people is much easier when we are relaxed! Both the podcast
/ CD meditation and the upcoming September 22 phone
meditation explore what that quality of relaxation feels
like. No doubt my guides, Archangel Michael, Mary and
perhaps the Hathor Atamira will be there as well.
These phone meditations, and their recordings, are offered
freely to all. If you are in a position to do so, a
to offset the cost of the meditation itself, as well as
producing, editing and maintaining the recordings online is
most welcome. You can email using paypal.com to
email@example.com, or via mail to: Norma Gentile, PO
Box 971020, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.
The Sirian Portal - and stress!
It is again that time of year where our solar system is
bathed in Sacred Masculine energy from the sun of Sirius.
This Sirian Portal, from July 23 until just before the
September equinox, brings us a new level of access to
qualities of the Sacred Masculine. Over the years we have
sculpted and empowered the grail of the Divine Feminine,
into which these Sacred Masculine energies are received.
And each year the intensity of the Sacred Masculine energies
increases. In part because we have built a stronger sense
of honor toward the Divine Feminine, and in part because it
is their balance that we are moving toward as we approach
I've shared information in previous essays about 2012
marking the third time that conscious beings have tried to
move from a world of lower dimensional duality into an upper
dimension. My impression is that this movement will span
another hundred and more years. When we arrive, the goal
isn't perfection, but balance between the dualities of our
note from Thoth)
The influx at this time each year of more and
more Sacred Masculine energies allows us to
experience, just a bit, the balance between the
Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine. We have
spent many years familiarizing ourselves with the
Divine Feminine. But the Sacred Masculine remains
a quality of consciousness that is fairly elusive.
Humanity is experiencing a strong learning curve
regarding the proper and appropriate use and
integration of Sacred Masculine
During this influx of Sacred Masculine energies, I notice
that many new opportunities are quickly presented to me. My
personal challenge is not to run out and do whatever it is
that I suddenly have the urge or opportunity to do. True,
masculine energies are wonderful "doing" energies. But with
this much masculine energy available, it is easy to become
unbalanced, overly outbound in expression, and too wrapped
up in external projects.
Our western culture approves of "doing" (that is, after
all, how we traditionally define masculine in our culture).
And traditional jobs tend to frown on employees taking
"spiritual rejuvenation retreat days!" Therefore it is hard
for most people to understand that exactly now, at the
height of the influx of Sacred Masculine energy, is when we
most need to create inner stillness so that we might open
our hearts and come into a state of deep receptivity.
Many traditions speak of the heart as a place of
transmutation. My guides suggest that these Sacred
Masculine energies are meant to be received by the Divine
Feminine, which in humanity lies as a chalice within the
space between the two heart chakras. There they can be
allowed to come to maturity. For each of us, this means
patience in allowing the Creative Cycle to come to
The Creative Cycle
We are co-creators with Spirit and Nature. And there is
a Creative Cycle within which Spirit, Nature and Humanity
operate. This cycle can be broken down into various parts.
The first part is Possibility. In this part of the cycle the
energetic pattern is held within Nature, primarily in the
lower dimensions. The second part of the cycle is
Opportunity. During this part of the cycle, the energetic
pattern held by Nature is met and acted upon by Spirit in
The third part of the cycle is Form. This is the part of
the cycle we like the most because the energy now becomes
something that takes physical form in our lives. This is
what many people call Manifestation. The forth portion of
the cycle is Release. We as humans tend to not be very well
balanced with this part of the Spiritual cycle of creation.
We tend to either hang onto what exists in form or abandon
it. Neither quality of release serves to bless the form and
truly unwind its energies back into the Creative Cycle.
Today we focus on the third part of the Creative Cycle:
In our western culture we think of manifestation as being a
linear process. I think of something, I visualize it, I
meditate on it and it appears. We don't often think of the
creative process as being cyclical, in that it re-occurs
regularly, and has various stages. There are quiet portions
to the Creative Cycle that occur before anything comes into
form. These quiet portions are seldom noticed. But it is
while the energies of Spirit and Nature are gestating that
we as humans can often nourish or accidentally trample upon
something that is potentially manifesting in our lives.
As humans we LOVE to manifest things. It is only natural to
appreciate hard work when it culminates in something
external to ourselves, such as a car well repaired or a
garden full of vegetables. This is easy to appreciate when
we can mentally follow what we did and how we were able to
bring into form exactly what we wanted. In these cases we
can pat ourselves on the back and say "good job!". We
wanted something, we worked for that something, and that
exact something came into form in our lives.
But that isn't really how the Creative Cycle works.
Most often you have the experience of thinking you wanted
something and you put into motion steps to get what you
wanted. But it was your mind that decided what you wanted,
and your mind that decided how to get it. Perhaps you heard
your guide or angel telling you to do something. But again
it was your mind interpreting the energies of your guide or
angel. What your angel said to your heart and what your
mind interpreted that to mean were most likely not the same!
Our mind frequently misunderstands or misinterprets what our
spiritual helpers are sharing with us.
Here in the western New Age culture our minds have a hard
time understanding that Spirit and Nature are both part of
the Creative Cycle. We have an even harder time accepting
that they both inform the larger cycles of creation within
form. We are not singular masters of our world. We are
co-creative stewards of Life. The quiet motion of Spirit
upon the waters of Nature is what allows the manifestation
of anything to eventually occur. And in the moment of any
one-thing manifesting, there are many more cycles that have
not yet come into visible form. These cycles underlay new
manifestations which will occur at a later point in
Seeds, Saplings, and Mature Oak Trees
In any given moment there are many cycles that are
slowly taking form as seeds. These are Possibilities, in the
first stage of the Creative Cycle. Those seeds eventually
put down roots and begin to push those first shoots of new
growth upward. They are now becoming Opportunities within
our Creative Cycle. Oftentimes while we are admiring
completed manifestations that have come into form in our
lives, such as a fully-grown tree, we accidentally walk upon
the seedlings of other opportunities that are trying to grow
beneath it. While one cycle manifested itself as a mature
tree, many more Creative Cycles remain as seeds and saplings
in the stages of Possibility and Opportunity.
Please humor me, while I follow this metaphor a bit
I know from living in an area of the US Midwest where most
of the Ash and Elm trees have now died, that people do not
allow tree seedlings to grow in their yards. Despite years
of warnings of impending Ash and Elm disease, few people
thought ahead to allow new seedlings of other types of trees
to grow beneath their established trees. Most people looked
at their thirty year old mature trees and kept pulling out
the Maple saplings native to this area that naturally sprang
up in their yards. As a result, there are now long
stretches of streets and neighborhoods with no shade trees.
And those who have planted new trees must water and tend to
them frequently, because the natural shady environment in
which young trees love to grow no longer exists.
Nature offered a solution to the Ash and Elm trees dying by
supplying saplings of other native trees in abundance.
These saplings arose as part of the Creative Cycle. Humans
just didn't pay attention to what was being offered so
easily to them as a solution.
Watching this happen in my own yard has helped me to
recognize where in my life the Creative Cycle has offered a
possible solution to a problem and my mind turned down the
offer. Not because I had any better offer! But because I
wanted the problem to be resolved my way.
In these cases, where my mind had decided what to do, I
found myself creating something externally that I would then
have to constantly tend. At some point I realized that I
was putting more energy into the project than what would
ever come out of it to support me. And within my physical
body I felt less and less stable. Even thinking about the
situation would drain my energy!
Over the years I have gotten better at sensing when I am
forcing something to come into form according to my mind,
rather than according to the natural Creative Cycle. And
the difference is obvious. When I think about projects
coming to me as a natural maturation of energies, I am
energized. And I find the steps to helping these project
come into form may be challenging, but my spiritual support
staff is always present and working with me.
In workshops and private sessions I am fond of asking if
something truly fits the person and their soul now. I have
found that as we move and grow within Spirit, each of us
looks around and sees what used to fit for us, but does not
fit anymore. Oftentimes that sensation of something no
longer fitting us occurs at the moment we realize we are
having to put too much energy into maintaining it. And so we
cease to give it energy. And we release it from our
Getting what you think you want does not usually serve
the Creative Cycle
I was at a friend's house a few months back when her
daughter called. Having been looking for a used car for
sometime, her daughter was very happy to report that she had
found a wonderful car she could afford to purchase. I don't
recall the exact make or model of car, but I recall
overhearing her mother's reaction!
The daughter had found a used European luxury car she could
afford to buy. What mom knew was that the inevitable
repairs to this type of car would be two or three times more
in cost than similar repairs to a less luxurious but more
commonly available used car. Her mom gently pointed out
that with her daughter's current income it might be
difficult to afford to repair the car. Of course her
daughter, like most of us, was infatuated by the car, as it
represented the luxury she wanted to attain in life. But
rather than move in the natural spiral of the Creative Cycle
she wanted to move in a straight line to obtain it directly
One reason we step outside of the spiral motion of the
Creative Cycle is because we want something and believe we
can create a straight path to getting it. A symptom of
taking this short cut is that we over-commit our energies to
make this one thing manifest. We find that we don't have
enough energy for other aspects of our life to remain in
balance. It takes much more energy to get and keep
something in our lives when we haven't put into the Creative
Cycle all of the underground development needed for its
For example, I could have gone to a local greenhouse and
purchased young trees for my yard, rather then tend the
saplings already growing under the dying trees. But because
my new saplings would not have grow in this soil and learned
to bend with the wind and drink sparingly during the dry
season, I would be spending much of my time and money to
water them and stake them up and cover them from the harsh
winter. Instead, I chose to put my energy into the earlier
portions of the Creative Cycle and (hopefully) I will not
have to continue to put energy into the native saplings I
have tended once they are established and have a bit more
time to grow.
As for the European luxury car that her daughter so desired;
mom counseled her out of purchasing it at this time, and
into looking at what was easy to afford now.
In that same fashion, sometimes we see a possibility and we
want it to be an Oak tree. But it isn't. The sapling might
become a beautiful Maple tree. But it won't become an Oak
tree. That doesn't mean there isn't a towering Oak tree
coming our way as a sapling next season. It just means that
at this moment, the Creative Cycle is offering us a Maple
tree sapling to plant and tend. This Maple tree may then
provide the shady environment in which the Oak tree sapling
may be planted when it arrives.
Allowing Spirit to Support your Creative Cycles Now
What if another aspect of the Creative Cycle were one of
stepping back and allowing others, within Spirit, to support
you? When our minds are not the "deciders" about what to
manifest in our lives, the Creative Cycle has permission to
function more fully.
How willing are you to let all of your spiritual support
system be the factors that nourish the Creative Cycles you
are working on right now? How willing are you to release
whatever it is you are trying to make happen, or that you
want to have happen?
Think for a moment about a project that is prominent in your
life. Have you asked the consciousness of Spirit within that
project how it wants to evolve? Most of us don't think of
projects as having a consciousness within them. But they
do. In order for anything to come into form it must already
exist in the other dimensions. And what exists in the other
Too often as humans we assume that if something isn't
working out the way we want it to be, we are at fault. And
that if we can just push or pull at it mentally, or repeat
more affirmations or be better spiritual beings that the
project will come into form in the manner we want it to
But we cannot, by our human will or mind, push or pull or
affirm anything into manifestation. Within each person, each
form, and each object there is consciousness. There is
consciousness also within the Creative Cycle. Each song,
play or poem contains a consciousness within it. Each
garden has a consciousness. Each home has a consciousness.
Each tree and plant also have a consciousness. Even ideas
contain a consciousness beyond that of our own mind.
Spirit exists as consciousness within all form and within
all stages of the Creative Cycle. The less pushing and
pulling we do the easier it is for Spirit to birth into form
exactly what Spirit wants to birth into form on our
Prioritizing What We Nourish in Our Lives
One of the topics related to manifestation is how we
choose to use our time and our attention. We each have free
will in where and into what we put our energies,
particularly our doing energies, into doing. I've noticed
that we have a habit of prioritizing what it is that we do,
not always according to Spirit, but according to external
factors. One of those external factors is that we tend to
do things that make other people happy. Sometimes that is
as simple as getting up a little early to make coffee or
breakfast for our partner.
Most often I've noticed we tend to reprioritize what we do
so that we do things that other people will see us do before
we will do things that no one will see us do.
For example, I suspect that people will mow their lawns or
wash their cars before they would go to do yoga for
themselves, or take quiet time for themselves. Perhaps we
will find more time to do makeup and hair in the morning
than to do a bit of meditation or reflection of some sort
I'm sure there are many other ways that this happens. It is
simply something that I began to notice in my own choices.
How much easier it is to do something when the action that I
am doing is going to be seen, and supposedly approved of by
others, versus doing something simply for myself that no one
would ever know about, that no one would ever see.
Clearly the results of doing something for one's self move
immediately into nourishing all those things that are not
yet in form for us within our Creative Cycle. Those things
we are holding in meditation very gingerly within our hearts
receive the quality of energy they need to grow when we care
for ourselves. When we choose to do something that
nourishes ourselves, we energize those Possibilities and
Opportunities within the quiet underground rhythms of our
life's Creative Cycle. We nourish them as they begin to
grow, sprout roots and send up those first little green
shoots into our lives.
And the trick is, when we first begin to see a little green
shoot of a project we have been meditating and working on
appear, do we continue to nourish ourselves very quietly,
and therefore nourish the project, or do we run out and
proclaim, "There it is! I see this first tiny green sprout,
and so I don't have to water it anymore, it is done!"
Those of us who have gardens know that at this point you
must continue to tend, water and protect the small green
shoots as they are first stretching up to the sun.
Sometimes you have to tend to maturing plants and trees as
well. Caring for ourselves is also caring for what is in
our lives. There is an ongoing co-creative process here
between humanity and All-That-Is. Simply stated, that which
nourishes humanity manifests because humanity nourishes it.
Another way of saying this is "When I water my garden, I eat
well from it." When I don't water or tend my garden, my
broccoli doesn't do nearly as well, and so I don't eat
nearly as well. When I honor that lovely infinite cycle of
care and co-creation, I allow Spirit to move through and
create form on my behalf. I also honor my ability to choose
to water and tend what Spirit offers me in my garden.
Tending our gardens, whether the garden is an external,
physical form, or the inner landscape of our emotions or
spiritual life gives us great and even grand pleasure.
Sometimes we do this by sitting in reflective meditation.
Sometimes by reading or having quiet time. Perhaps it is
creating art, making music, being with someone or playing
with your children.
Especially during this time of increased Sacred Masculine
energies, start somewhere in your daily life to allow Spirit
to express through you. Find the time and space to engage
in whatever activity that allows your heart to open when you
do it. Give time to whatever you already do that nourishes
you and lets your heart open so that you feel Spirit flow
through you. Start there. Let that be your service today
to nourish yourself.
-Norma (with Mary and
MEDITATION CD / mp3 from NORMA
Listen to a sample:
what is not yet in
is a meditation supported by the energetic
presence of Archangel Michael, Mary and
Thoth to help you notice and attend to
projects that Spirit is already working on
bringing into in your life.
In our western culture we think of
manifestation as being a linear process. I
think of something, I visualize it, I
meditate on it and it appears. We don't
often think of the creative process as
being cyclical, in that it re-occurs
regularly, and has various stages. There
are quiet portions to the Creative Cycle
that occur before anything comes into
form. These quiet portions are seldom
noticed. But it is while the energies of
Spirit and Nature are gestating that we as
humans can often nourish or accidentally
trample upon something potentially
manifesting in our lives.
Month's Sound Healing
Enjoy two songs this
month. One, Summer
Song, by Grammy
the other a joint venture with myself singing,
Song Both are
from a recent concert we did together entitled Evensongs
for the Soul sponsored by Sacred
to listen to
the music. Blessing
Song is also
included as a special treat in the pocast
/ CD Manifestation 101.
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at 4pm Meditation Concert
23 Embodying Healing Sounds Workshop
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Candlelight Meditation Concert (Full Moon Winter
March 12 Sacred Sound / Sacred Healing workshop
March 13-14 Private
(offered in person or by phone)
I am very good at helping to lift off heavy energies and get
chronic issues to begin to move. Any energy released goes
home, to follow its own growth and evolution. This means
that what is released does not return. And it means that
those energies with awareness know that I mean to help them.
In this way your agreement to "keep them safe" is brought to
completion, because they are released with honor and respect
onto their next step. This is true of all energies, big or
small, that your soul and body are ready to release.
Remember that any energy in your body or aura that is not in
time or in tune with you will cause a slow, steady draining
of your vitality. This leads to larger issues arising in the
physical body, emotional overwhelm, and psychic cloudiness.
A complete "deep cleaning" regularly can help you find,
address, and release what is no longer yours to carry. This
frees you up to engage fully with your own life's issues.
(and yes, we can address life issues as well in the
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recording your guides and the healing angels will return to
continue to help your personal inner understanding and
release continue. Sessions are $185 and last about an hour.
Please be in touch with me to secure an appointment time.
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