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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

November Message from Spirit

Below is the latest message from our friends in Spirit. When I heard these words I felt as if they were speaking just to me. I can't tell you how much I've been feeling disconnected from almost anything, dizzy at times, and just wondering what happened to all my senses of purpose, expression, and meaning. I have felt a slow drift over the past few weeks, and a recent experience I had triggered a process where something just seemed to crumble away in me. I have now felt vulnerable and emotionally sensitive for days, and was much comforted to discover in conversation with friends that they were having similar experiences.

I have noticed that as I have been releasing the old structures of my past, my sense of the future has been shrinking in equal measure. All the intellectual understanding in the world about being in the 'now' seems little preparation for finding myself closer than ever to that experience. Sometimes I conveniently forget that to change means to actually change, and that the process is highly experiential and personal. Then again, how could it be otherwise.

I'll be sending another update soon with events and comments about our recent visit from Thomas Jefferson, so until then............



Message from friends in Spirit
Channeled by Michele Mayama

This month is a good time for people to undertake a certain practice of awareness beyond what you may have already begun to do. Rather than focusing only on what is moving in the currents out in the world, or only on what life is calling forth from you, begin to bring your awareness to your own core. There is a place within you that is your essence, and in this place vibrates your core nature.

As you move further out of duality in this time, a shift is happening that affects your sense of who you are. That place that has given you the sense of who you are was formed within an old duality structure, so there are certain ways that you see yourself. There are ways that your personality evolved, with certain experiences that defined that sense of self. Because of the nature of duality, you had an experience of being split from your essence, and what was in your life did not often truly reflect your nature. You are now releasing those structures that were previously used to move your sense of self into expression and into the world.

Find, now, that sense of self, and allow a portion of your awareness to be there without too much attachment to how you define yourself. You may have beliefs about what is important, or have a way that your personality usually responds or reacts. The old structures have created the ways in which you present yourself, yet all of these things are mutable and changeable. It is your essence that is now calling for a kind of attention, awareness, and alignment so that the structures can begin to shift.

You might start to feel slightly discombobulated as your put your awareness in this place, freeing those structures to release and move. You might begin to sense that what you thought or sensed about yourself doesn't seem to have the same kind of importance or power that it once did, perhaps even as much as it did last week. You begin to feel as if you are 'loose' in some ways, and disoriented a bit while this is happening. All you need do is continue to place the focus where there is the most essential sense of what is real within you. It might be a feeling, it might be a quality of connecting within, or it might not have a lot of consciousness or definition. It might just be a sense, a feeling. Allow yourself to find that. Practice being there, and allowing what is ready to loosen to do so.

The new field is stronger every day. As it strengthens, it begins to call awareness into your consciousness. Allow it to assist you to re-create your own personal structure, your own personal presence, the way you are most clearly designed to be. This new field will help you move out of duality and land more fully as who you are, opening to what now wishes to emerge. And it is the self that is emerging, it is the experience that is being created, it is your nature that is opening. And, what you do and what is created is really secondary to the experience that you are now opening to.

In duality, it is the 'what' and the 'doing' and the 'performance' and the object of what is created. There is more externalization. It is not that you won't now have an external experience, but it needs to begin to be created from your core, and that's different from what many of you have yet done. Perhaps you have done parts of that, but there is a feeling that there is something that is yet to be revealed. That is the direction in which we are now pointing you. It is a place where you are coming to your own revelation and your own awareness, and all you do is practice. As you do, allow the shifts.

Some of you are already loose, and there is a sense of that movement beginning. Some of you are tighter. It doesn't really matter, as it's just a practice. There is lots of time to open into this new field, and as your soul senses it you will begin to move in that direction. If your soul is very tight and very busy focusing on something external to you, then gradually there will be more pressure building around this shift of awareness. Each of you has your own path, and that is yours to create in this time.


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Weathering the Fall


Yes, I did mean that as a multiple-option metaphor, so your
interpretation is fine by me. Mostly, though, I am reflecting on how
reluctant I am to shift into the colder months here in Minnesota. I am
told that our bodies like the variation, yet I feel confident that I
would be content with a little less variation. I have been grateful
for the warmer days of late, particularly the spectacular 62 degree
sunny Sunday we just experienced.

As we shift into higher gear here at Lightsmith, the weeks grow more
full. Besides our ever-expanding calendar of events, we are also
making plans to begin another phase of remodeling. At last, the rather
classic men's room will get some attention. Classic, that is, in a
1960's boys school bathroom without heat kind of way. I know we guys
don't seem to need much in this realm, but having all the toilets
working with some warmth in the space needn't be seen as a luxury.

Making some changes to the larger space upstairs is also coming onto
the radar, so we will have plenty of projects in the coming months.
This would be the time, therefore, when I put on my best Tom Sawyer
face and talk about how much fun we have remodeling the spaces in the
building, and how great it would be to have some help from anyone who
would also like to enjoy this great adventure. Actually, it is
enjoyable for me to do such transformation work with others, so if you
are interested and available to lend a hand for any amount of time, I
would be filled with appreciation. Let me know at, or call 651-224-4451.

And speaking of our busy calendar (wasn't I?), we have three events
that are coming upon us quickly. I always look forward to all of them,
but I am personally excited about the visit from Thomas Jefferson at
the Second Saturday Channeling this coming weekend. I'll be putting up
all the chairs for this one, so please come and fill them.

Back in a few days,


Tuesday, November 6th, 7pm - 9pm
This month's theme: Strengthening Your Core

Our Tuesday Tune-Ups are group sessions facilitated by Michele.
Someone recently asked me if they had to say anything at these
tune-ups. No, you don't. Michele does a check-in with people a couple
times, but it is not necessary to say anything if you'd rather not.
You can just sit and take in the benefits. In these sessions Michele
sets up an energy field that includes all participants and any
concerns that are voiced. She then uses her gifts to tune in to the
field and assist whatever is ready to shift.

Many times we also have a specific theme we are working with, and the
two sessions this month include a focus on strengthening your solar
core. This area of focus is also connected to the message we received
last month from our friends in Spirit about really moving into your
core, knowing who you are, and coming from that place. This Tuesday
Tune-Up will assist with that process.

You can join us in person or by phone. The cost is $30 either way, and
phone participants are able to have personal issues addressed. More
information is at

Thursday, November 9th, 7pm - 9pm

This is always one of my favorite events. It is an evening where you
have an opportunity to open any topic you'd like to explore. Our
friends in Spirit join us for discussion, and the experience is one of
sitting in a room with old friends who share points of view from their
perspective. I always find the dialogue helpful, and am sometimes
surprised at what shows up. Last month the session was on my birthday,
and I received a very nice present.

Open Night Channeling is also a evening when we receive an "update" on
the current times, often with suggestions on where to pay attention in
the weeks ahead. I enjoy being in the mystery of the moment, and
always appreciate the explanations we are offered. It is common for
people with similar interests to show up at these channelings, and
there is often a way that questions are raised in a group that creates
a larger opening for understanding and insight. We never know going in
what will happen, and we're never disappointed at what takes place.

The cost for this event is $30, and no pre-registration is required.
For more information and phone sign-up, please visit

Saturday, November 11, 7pm - 9pm
A visit with Thomas Jefferson

Second Saturday Channelings have become very special evenings to me.
We began the series as soon as the building became usable last fall
following our first stages of remodeling. In January of this year we
learned that the being we knew as Jesus was coming to visit at the
February session. At that time we learned that there was a "line"
forming on the other side of beings who wished to share their story,
often including a process designed to assist some stage of our

This month we will hear from Thomas Jefferson. All of our visitors in
this series have shared with us another piece of the puzzle that is
our transformation during this culmination of an ancient plan of
Creation. Perhaps November is an appropriate month for such a visitor,
given our time of elections and all that surrounds the chaos in our
current system of government. I have no idea what will be presented,
but I am confident that this part of our story will be every bit as
fascinating as what we have learned to date.

As I said at the top, I will be putting up all the chairs. I do hope
you'll join us. The asphalt in our parking lot was recently replaced,
and it is rich and dark with bright, white stripes. I would enjoy
seeing it filled.

The cost for Second Saturday Channelings is $30 at the door. You can
also listen by phone if you wish. The price is different by phone
because it is not interactive, although these sessions don't always
open for questions anyway. You will find more information at We begin at
7:00pm, and do our best to start promptly. If you are coming in
person, we suggest an early arrival so you can check in and get
comfortable before 7.


We'll have more info on additional events in the coming weeks, but I
wanted to let you know that Michele will again be doing her Grid
Workshop on Saturday, December 2nd. For now, you will find details on
our calendar page.