APRIL: LOOKS FAR WOMAN
Looks Far Woman is the Seer, Oracle, Dreamer, Prophet; Keeper of the Golden Door and the Crack in the Universe; the Mother of Visions, Dreams and Psychic Impressions; The Guardian of the Dreamtime and the keeper of Inner Potential. She teaches how to understand our visions, dreams, feelings and impressions. She brings the lessons of how to enter the Dreamtime, stepping into other realms of dimension through the Crack in the Universe by properly using our psychic abilities and gifts of prophecy to serve humanity. She will show us how to use spiritual boundaries, psychic self-defense, and respect those boundaries in others. And instructs us on using our inner potential to become healed healers. She teaches us how to see the truth.
As the 4th New Moon rises, Looks Far Woman steps forward to walk with us through her sacred teachings. As the Keeper of the Crack in the Universe she holds open the door to enlightenment. And she smiles opening her arms wide when she sees us coming. It is then she will guide us through a portal leading to passageways of experience sharing her teachings. Through her generous love and compassionate ways we come to see how to step through this doorway to other realms, tap into Universal Consciousness and discover that all answers reside there. Her lessons teach us about cosmic understanding so we may comprehend the Oneness present within the Great Mystery, ourselves and within all things. Her lessons show us that it is through our spirit we that we expand beyond the limitations of our human bodies to grow wise. She shows us how to step beyond our hesitations born of self-doubt, beyond our fears born of illusions into the vastness of the unknown. She smiles as we come to see that truth resides within us as well as in the world around us. In this way we arrive at new levels of understanding our own potential while discovering the truth hidden within our spirit to realize that it is through our spirit we are able to connect to the Oneness where worlds within worlds, cycles within cycles, potentials within potentials exist. Grandmother gently encourages us to keep striving to achieve our understanding of the Great Mystery in order to comprehend how our spiritual evolution unfolds.
While the Great Mystery remains ever a mystery, it is present throughout all of Creation where it holds the beauty of experience. It is through our spiritual experiences that we discover this beauty is found in each and every life form be it in this world or a parallel realm. It is the beauty found within each and every single moment of manifestation. It is the beauty found in the orchestration of Divine Timing as she reveals the means of uncovering Divine Truth. She helps us to understand that by seeing truth we are able to watch the Great Mystery unfold in its continual dance of change as we come to recognize the growing potential that comes forth from Creation.
Looks Far Woman also teaches us to respect the boundaries of others and not intrude on their Sacred Space without an invitation or having first asked permission. These lessons also include the drawbacks of looking too far into matters too soon. You may wonder about the importance of that but it's to avoid destroying the beauty of a moment that has not yet arrived. Have you ever discovered a gift package with your name on it and peeked inside only to see something so special that you are devastated by spoiling your own surprise? We become crushed by the knowledge that it was 'the gift' we wanted and the joy of receiving it has been greatly diminished. Sometimes by looking too far into matters we spoil the joy of moments to come robbing ourselves of the thrill of being alive, of experiencing wonder and creating our special memories.
As the Mother of Visions, Dreams, Shamanic Journeys and Psychic Impressions her lessons teach us to prepare ourselves to receive these insights by properly undertaking the rites that purify, center and ground us for successful endeavors. Through her, we learn that we may try time and again before we successfully learn to see through the eyes of our spirits. Therefore we come to understand the value patience she demonstrates as we seek the truth, employing compassion for ourselves and for others through nurturing our faith. In order to do these things her teachings require us to be present, to hold our awareness of our bodies in our consciousness for balance. If we are willing she will escort us as we begin to Dreamwalk and find our way back again.
She will teach us to surrender to the Dreamtime and enter other worlds of reality that exist within the layers of the Oneness as we Dream solutions or seek visions. As The Guardian of the Dreamtime and the keeper of Inner Potential it is through her lessons we come to see the truth present in our DreamWeave as well as in the world of form. This is so we can utilize that knowledge ourselves. She knows the Creature-teachers that walk with us, our Totems, pass on their Medicine teachings showing us how to call upon our own like attributes and abilities through recognizing our similar physical traits and personalities. She helps us understand how to run the energy of the life force through ourselves utilizing the natural forces present creatively in our daily lives as we manifest our DreamWeave.
As a visionary she will teach us how to recognize our sensory impressions, dreams, visions and feelings. She teaches the value of practicing exercises and willingness to spend the hours needed to focus on a single place so we become so familiar with it that we can pop in anytime we have need just by thinking of it. She brings us to exercises that call for us to still the chatter in our minds so we can grasp that fleeting piece of a vision or inspiration then track it back to its source to reveal the bigger picture. In this way we learn to validate our abilities as she imparts the light that shines on our path allowing us to recognize our own hidden inner potential. The lessons include the interpretation of messages, visions, symbols and sensations to see the Truth residing in the world of form and the unseen worlds on the other side of the Veil.
She teaches us to meld our consciousness within the Oneness and surrender our minds to the flow of the forces within the elements of nature we are calling upon. Through her we learn how to breathe in and ride the element of Air on the back of the Wind; how to allow Fire to burn away our distractions, distortions and illusions; how to allow Water to cleanse our being of the need to control the journey by flowing with it and allowing it to carry us; and how to let the Earth with its magnetic forces ground us through our womb. Then we learn to open our hearts giving over to the experience as it unfolds as we surrender to the satiating love of Great Mystery as we enter the Oneness in totality.
We can all achieve and access these gifts if we open our hearts to Spirit and guidance. So it's important that we learn how to observe the changes in weather and observe the natural world to read the signs that come through the elemental forces at play. She will teach us to see the Cloud People and understand the messages they bring us as come to see the life force moving through our lives. As she brings us through experiences we come to understand our potential, for in her wisdom we find value in sharpening our mind. She'll have us employing exercises whereby we learn to close our eyes and recall the finer details of what we have just seen take place. This is so powerful! There is a lot of information hidden in the details and we can use that to our advantage. She may ask us to recalling the details of encounters we have had in the recent past with others to examine what we observed about them when our paths crossed.
These exercises show us the obvious truths aiding us to hone our ability to See things the way the shaman sees. They prepare us to see further over time as we seek the details our spirit shows us when it journeys. Grandmother's exercises prepare us to look deeper into the future where all potentials and possibilities reside. In this way we come to understand that through our spirit we can co-create and manifest within the world of form. With the information we gather in our dreams or visions the ability to co-create, to choose whether or not we wish to manifest what we've seen or to experience the realities we've been shown grows stronger. It is our choice to change the course of our lives and employ our free will. Now Grandmother does see the truths about us. She knows whether or not we will choose to embrace these options now or later. Since the future is mutable, she knows that as we learn to see further into it we will come recognize that nothing is concrete therefore…the future can change if we choose to change our actions or alter our decisions by exercising our free will and we can alter that future with each choice we make. How exciting is that?!
As Seer, Oracle, Dreamer, and Prophetess Looks Far Woman stresses the importance of heeding details, the techniques of recalling all information we're shown and honing those abilities. She imparts the value of discerning the difference between true prophecy or merely probability through understanding the visionary signs, omens, portents or symbols we are given. This Grandmother sees and encourages us to express ourselves, she points out that all things in existence have a spirit form containing the essence of life. Through teaching us to properly enter the Silence she will assist us in discovering the mysteries of the spirit within us and with that, the potential found residing in the intangible worlds of dimension as they interplay in our lives. She teaches us to use our Sight to find lost objects, dis-ease, to read the faces of the Cloud People, travel on the Wind, break through illusion and in this to retrieve information.
Now, this is done through nature itself as we discover each spirit essence in the natural world is ready, willing and able to assist us to understand its ways. It's how we learn to gather our own Medicine to ourselves and they will share their ways to enhance abilities when approached in a right manner. In so doing, we uncover the truths present in all things, places and states of being. This allows us to begin to see the patterns that weave within one and other. It's really exciting to discover their energy signatures and see them flowing, to begin recognizing how they function and how to function with them. In this way we begin to understand how to weave our own probable futures and within our community to serve the greater whole as well as ourselves. She is teaching us to move through the earth to find buried objects, to see the presence of Shadow and shield against it in the purification rituals that prepare us for a vision. We must achieve a balanced nature in our attitude accepting right manner and our relationship to the Earth Mother. She shows us how our breathing brings that state of balance into being as we go into and return from our journeys.
Her lessons include foretelling future outcomes and remaining aware of the entrapments that come should we project our desires or expectations into them. That trap only leads disappointment because projection clouds our vision of other potential opportunities…the very opportunities she can teach us to explore. As we explore options we uncover different possibilities. Options are a gift, they afford us choices and the bless us with the ability to know when a path is right for us or not. If we feel it is one of Shadow those other options may well hold a better outcome so in this way she teaches the clarity of truth in the obvious and how to see what is before our eyes so that we can grow in any situation.
Other lessons she brings our way are those of scrying or summoning visions through various means. You might be inclined to pick up a crystal ball, a mirror, gaze into the water of a lake or pool as Grandmother's reflection dances upon the surface, or perhaps be drawn to gaze into the starry night sky. As you walk with her, perhaps someone in the physical sense is walking with you as well and will teach you how to create a Medicine Bowl for yourself so you can look beyond the world of form and journey into the Void of Creation. Grandmother knows our fears of the unknown and we will see she is patient as we step deeper into her lessons. She also knows that those fears are but illusions holding us back in trepidation yet when we learn to believe in ourselves they fade. She doesn't have to tell us that, she won't spoil the surprise that way, instead she lets us discover these things for ourselves while gently encouraging us to keep going. Her compassion for our challenges when facing our fears is unbelievably tender, she is so patient, and if that means walking with us through her cycle this year and patiently waiting for her turn again next year then so be it. She will not rush us.
Through Looks Far Woman's nature we learn to emulate her ways. As she nurtures us gently through our healing stages so that we can let go of our fears a little at a time and looking no further than we dare to see, we learn to help others do the same. Looks Far Woman can look beyond the emotional attachments we hold, past our anger, our fear, our pain into our spirits and she can teach us to do this too. When we can do it for ourselves we have gained the ability to heal, and therefore the ability to heal others. She knows that even when the Light of the spirit is dim it can be nurtured back to burn brightly when cared for with tenderness and she teaches us to become the healed Healer.
She knows the healing sound of a gentle loving voice, and how our words spoken can at times reach out and touch the shattered spirit calling it back from the darkness of trauma. She knows how that gentle voice can touch the spirit within a broken body that has suffered abuse, or how it can summon the spirit back from disease, illness, or coma. She will teach us how to speak and sing to the spirit to soothe and comfort it through our own spirits…how to stand between the worlds to do this holding our awareness of both sides of the Veil simultaneously intact and gently bringing the spirit back through stages of reclaiming the shards of a broken spirit in the healing process. She does this by looking far into other realms to retrieve those shards and by seeing the truth of what is required to insure safety and comfort during the mending of that spirit.
Looks Far Woman teaches us to see and understand that our pain can open us to seek healing and in that to see the truth that lies within forgiveness and releasing those who inflicted the suffering upon us. As we do this we open to our own gifts that emerge as we pass through the dark night of our soul to reclaim the love of Great Mystery and our connection to Spirit. In the joy of knowing we can employ this knowledge and understanding to heal others enhancing the world around us as we move beyond the limits of pain into the joy of truth.
Within the context of her lessons are those tied to healing wherein we learn to heal ourselves becoming healed Healers. She knows the value of a familiar voice and of speaking to those whose spirits have fled or sent shards of themselves flying into these other realms. She knows how to search for them and gently call them back. She knows those familiar voices open a path way for the spirit to follow and return along. She thus teaches us the value of creating Sacred Space around those who need healing by fashioning a shield that is both physically and energetically constructed.
Sometimes the ability to See and heal tests our courage and strength as we pass back through memories of trauma. Sometimes we are tested to see traumatic events that are a potential the future if change does not take place first. These darker images we are shown are not necessarily fixed, they often point to the fact that choice is before us we need to make a careful decision looking at things from all angles, from the Seven Sacred Directions to avoid such outcomes. Therefore we are being given forewarnings alerting us that time may be of the essence and to forearm ourselves with our choices.
Regardless of the form that the healing takes, be that mind, body, emotions or our spirit, Looks Far Woman sees the path to be taken and will show it to us. In her compassion she knows patience for the totality of healing and therefore can teach us the same. She holds the truth of those healing stages by looking into the spirit to see where trust or faith may have been broken, where vulnerabilities are present creating weakness, and whether or not through caring for the individual there can be a return to wholeness. By looking into our past and seeing the truth we heal ourselves and release old wounds so that we are better prepared to face the present moment and thus look into the future. Therefore, this Grandmother will teach us to call upon the forces of nature to affect the healing environment in many ways. Firstly in creating a safe, Sacred Space to work in protecting the one to be healed. Likely she will ask you to journey with her and show you how this is done.
She knows the importance of expressing gratitude to the Great Mystery as each successful step in the healing process is achieved. As we do this we make room for the blessing of the next phase to arrive. Once the physical healing is complete there is more to be done, that the mental, emotional and spiritual healings must be completed as well. There are times those processes can take several Moon cycles calling for the passage of time before wholeness is achieved. These healing processes may call for a soul-retrieval which can take several sessions. For some that can be terrifying so Looks Far Woman imparts the need for compassion in our work and courage in finding the strength to clear our Shadows and see clearly again. Through her own actions she teaches us that words of encouragement add to the strength of others when they are striving to learn these things and that we should share those words to assist them through their frustrations to see the truth.
She knows that if we are to be successful in sharing our knowledge with others we must be impeccable about that sharing so that they are able to pass that knowledge on as well. It's then that our touch goes out into the world for it expands through the teachings that will be passed on properly. We must teach those we share our knowledge with to share in that same manner. We must learn to share with each other impeccability, demonstrating our integrity and good intentions, the 3-I's. We learn these things through the ways of Looks Far Woman for she is exceptionally nurturing, patient, and loves to light the way so that as we develop our abilities we proceed in a right manner. That allows us to bring forth the enlightenment of Great Mystery for humanity. So it is that we pass the teachings down through the ages to come by example, and through our conscious awareness of who is capable of holding the knowledge along with the understanding.
We give gratitude to her willingly for in her generosity we recognize we can now See the Truth as she leaves our side.