Where Do You Sit?

I am a futurist. I’ve dedicated the last 36 years of my life to healing old beliefs and patterns that kept resurfacing and in that process I’ve moved from dwelling on and in the past to being in the moment and looking forward. I’ve seen that if  I don’t change those patterns, I recreate the same type of experiences over and over. The people may have different faces but the dance isn’t new.

Writing Awakening Earth Chronicles opened my mind to a level of politics I hadn’t experienced before. (Also a new batch of patterns not seen before).  For me, as a writer, the story unfolds before me as if I were living it and I  write it down to share. I often dream parts of the story.

Recently a very powerful dream unfolded for me in which I saw the dramatic importance of changing our national anthem.  I saw that our anthem didn’t include Native Americans or blacks or browns or yellow Americans. That what we call our anthem is “very white.”  I saw that our anthem is mostly about the glory of war, a particular war and our budget certainly verifies that we could spend more on our people. There was a lot more to the dream and  I awoke feeling excited to move on it.

I wasn’t prepared,  upon sharing it, for the intense push back or the lack of interest in bringing up something that has already been glorified, our flag and anthem but not people or our beautiful land. I heard that enough is going on, why bring up the anthem?  That the past is very important and we should leave it alone just like we shouldn’t tear down confederate statues. The past is important and we shouldn’t forget it. But is the past remembered as it was or whitewashed? The flag, the anthem and war machines are all created by humans. Is that more important than LIFE?

Moving forward often feels huge and  overwhelming. Is there a place to start? What needs to change in order to move forward? In our country our Constitution is a gem, it offers us rights and freedoms not available in many other countries. But many of those rights are being questioned for different religions, colors of skin. Our anthem does not speak to all of our citizens. How can we expect unity or positive change when the song we are supposed to cross our heart and sing with total dedication continuously imprints the glory of war and dying and leaves out the glory of life?

In my mind what is glorified does not deserve this glory. What do you think and feel? please feel free to comment. I need to know what more people think in order to move forward on this. Thank you.

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Then

Then

by Isis Charest

I came into this world

a seed

Then

Like a tree, a flower, a fern

I grew upward and outward

was busy

watching the sun

dancing in the rain

smelling fragrant flowers

and tasting the joy of life.

Then

a new bud unfolded

a new me came forth

A me I didn’t know

She wanted new music

a different dance step.

She promised

We could do it together

We became great friends

Then

as blooms do

she faded,

Her time had come and gone

Sadness overwhelmed me

Then

Darkness moved in

embraced me

whispered soothing sounds

and kept me company

sleep was my new partner

Then

I heard a new voice

whisper

Its time to share some light

She was wise and caring

she made me laugh

and was my delight

I forgot she was a bloom

until that sad day

she whispered goodbye

and faded away

I didn’t know what to say or do

felt intensely alone

Then

Darkness embraced me

whispered soothing sounds

held and protected

me

while yet another bud begin to form

I held tightly to darkness

remembering this pattern of romance

Then

A voice

asked for my help

I was afraid to let go

She whispered

Each bud has a plan

I need you to bloom

I pretended not to hear

Then

She cried out

Let me breathe

I felt a wave of fear

She begged me for help

I begged her

Be still

Then

Her bloom burst open

and love

poured forth.

Then

I saw my true friend

Not the blossom

of new experiences

but Darkness

my

Co-Creator of blossoms.

The Dance of I AM

The Dance of I AM

We are all unique manifestations of The One.

Whenever 2 or more come together with

sincere desire for the company of that

Other

expansion occurs.

You think it is the other person

that makes you feel so good, so alive, so happy

but it is really an expansion of energy that occurs.

We could call that energy by different names

but I am going to refer to it as

The I AM energy.

The I AM is present when 2 people make love

When a mother feels the newly formed child.

A newly formed family becomes 3,

a larger experience of The One.

If a family breaks up

the loss is not only of the person one knows

but that extra energy of I AM.

We form our identity from this larger Oneness

Oneness can be positive or negative

If a family presents a negative experience

the desire for Oneness as one grows up

may be for more experiences that create negative emotions

or alone-ness

shunning the pain that accompanied

those personal experiences

of The One,

not fully comprehending how important this really is.

If the family grows, adding more siblings,

the energy of the I AM as love, also increases.

If each member of the family, is loved and appreciated

the energy of I AM is expanded in each person.

If a member of the family is

left out, shunned for whatever reason

their experience

of separation

from the Oneness is intensified

When 2 people come together in any emotion

the emotion has an extra charge

in love it is expanded

and

it is also expanded in hatred or rage or fear.

Feeling larger,

harder to deal with,

bigger than what feels like

our own stuff.

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DARKNESS

Darkness is the most abused context perhaps ever given to one word. So much negativity is projected onto this word darkness, a very natural part of our day.  Darkness and Light follow a pattern of more dark time in the winter and more light time in the summer with equal light and dark two times a year. Darkness makes up the highest percentage of the universe. Without Darkness we would burn up and our planetary home would burn up.

So why do we want to make Darkness evil and bad and daylight good?

There is a pattern of awake and productive “doing” associated with daylight but when we are done working (being productive) Darkness sets in and wham, it’s evil, bad, illegal. All kinds of bad things are supposed to happen in the dark. And yet most war happens during daylight hours but war is an accepted fire energy. My big question is; why is it that light and fire also have such a powerful place in religion, teaching that we must rise to the highest in the light?

Interestingly darkness is associated with female energy while sun/fire is associated with male energy. It makes it very difficult to bring these two energies into equality. Our society worships light, which pushes everyone into more fire energy, more doing. If we aren’t “doing” we feel worthless. And now we spend more time playing with our phones (light/fire) instead being in nature and enjoying the true essence of darkness.

Science still says it doesn’t know what darkness does but some years ago I had a very powerful spiritual experience of visiting the darkness of the universe. It was extremely peaceful. I was told it was the home of unmanifested potential, that energy/power available for creating. The child in the womb is created in darkness. Darkness opens doors for our (night) dreams to connect us to the larger planetary whole while we sleep in darkness.

Huge amounts of people turned out to watch the eclipse, the shadow on the land caused by the moon hiding the sun. Hopefully that means we will soon celebrate Darkness as an equal and necessary part of life and learn to use words that actually describe evil acts and negative emotions that take place as much in daylight hours as they do in darkness.

My novels Awakening Earth Chronicles are about healing this ancient habit of blaming darkness for everything.

http://www.isischarest.com

Invisible Made Visible

Love is an invisible energy and yet we do our best to try to make it visible. The media celebrates love in it’s less loving form on Valentine’s day, or Mother’s day and Father’s day.  If we don’t have a positive experience there we invite in another invisible energy called guilt.

We need mirrors/reflections for us to see if we are doing love or not because we want it to be personal. We can kid our selves into seeing love (thinking we are loved or not) from our mate, friends, family, community  or church. But it always remains an energy which we must trust we are sensing/seeing and trust our intuition to act upon allowing this energy to become bigger and stronger. It is not visible to our two eyes so we act a certain way that supports/confirms our/their belief about “love”. Love energy is light, delicate, gentle.  We must learn to trust this delicate energy, be gentle and grateful and in the moment with this energy experience. But sometimes our love experience can change …  in an instant … and we are left feeling  a huge hole where we’d invited love in. This is the most dangerous time because in our need to hide this hole, we might invite fear in.

Fear on the other hand is BIG and heavy and jumps out at us in our news media in bold letters and loud voices, blasting out the ugly deeds done by a person, or persons, or country, or dictator or man to a woman or? It’s the grab point in many books we read, movies we watch, in our political system, sometimes our jobs. Fear energy adds intense drama, excitement and stress. It demands visibility. It bears down on our body in a crushing way, making it hard to breathe. It also makes our bodies to vulnerable to see/feel the light and delicate energy of love.

We as humans have learned to  make the energy of fear VERY visible and then to act on it in deadly ways.

It MUST be time to welcome  LOVE and learn the intricacies of uniting in new ways.

The Act of Creating

Do “I” want to create or is something stirring and calling within me, hungering for the opportunity to become visible?

What is it that pulls and tugs and begs for attention? A connection I aspire to? A pearl of wisdom hidden deeply within that keeps repeating, “You have something special to share.”

Once acknowledged, the tug becomes stronger. It wakes me in the night, “Did you forget me? You promised “we” would spend time together. I’ve been waiting. We have something special to share.”

Sometimes I hear myself say, “But, I’m not ready, I don’t know how to write (or paint or) I’d make a mess of it. People would laugh at me. It’s not a good time, I should bla ..bla.. bla. . I’m really tired. I’ll do it tomorrow.”

And then that special voice, the one I have been avoiding that I know is hungering for creation and connection says, “I love you, we can do this together. You do not have to do it alone. You are never alone when you listen.” 

Books

Coming Soon!!

Fear of Uniting Book 3 of Awakening Earth Chronicles

By Isis Charest

First female president of the United States, President Francys Dunning returns to D.C. She and her convoy of singanewsong dreamers are radiating golden energy. But she returns, from her healing trip to Oklahoma, to find the plunging economy has turned powerful forces in her own government against her. They have found a way to immobilize her and her close companions, Horus Souliman, Isis Sinclair, Osiris Osborn and Seth Carlson.The country is now in the hands of those wanting to normalize the economy by reopening air and ocean transports but vessels become technologically incapacitated and numerous military ships do not make it back to port. Satellites detect unknown energy frequencies in the Atlantic Ocean. Something more is going on that only President Francys Dunning and her singanewsong dreamers are aware of and only they can solve. But are there enough human dreamers ready to help with the storm that is brewing?

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