Touching the Earth

When I was a child, my parents were fond of Sunday afternoon drives.  Sometimes, I could convince them to take me along. One of these outings was in the Springtime.  I remember seeing field after field as I looked out the window of the backseat.  Most were brown.  Many were in patterns, like a large hand had swept its fingers in the soil creating terraced waves.  I craned my neck to look high up in the sky.  Surely only the hand of God could touch the earth like this. Then it happened. The car stopped and turned sharply left, away from the direction of my vision.  Now through my window, I saw a hill framed by trees, newly greened.  Three white crosses stood on the hill. My grandmother whispered under her breath, “thank you, Jesus,” and I didn’t understand her connection.  In my mind, they reminded me of when Dorothy met the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. For years, this was a strange memory.  Even so, every time we traveled this road, I knew this hill marked the halfway point to home. As the car continued to move, on the other side of the hill, the land burst into color.  Blades of green grass swayed in the wind.  Purples and pinks and golden yellows nodded their heads as if in conversation.  No browns here, life was bursting from the hidden earth below. I was captivated. I asked to stop the car, and not being in any hurry, the adults complied.  I raced into the field, their protests becoming faint behind me.  I jumped into a thick bed of...

‘Way Better than a Onesie’, A Blessing for a Newborn

12-27-15 Hello Dr. Barbara, My student M* is delivering her baby on Jan. 5th (scheduled Caesarian). This feels like such a special time for her & I want to honor, not only my opportunity to teach her while being pregnant but also her ushering in a new child while making so much life transformation.  This soul is sure setting up special conditions!   Do you have any suggestions both as a teacher & a mother as to what I could do to honor this time for her?  I think the moment calls for something more than a gifted onesie, but not sure…? I’d appreciate your perspective! Love, Emily Hi Emily, Yes, you are thinking in the Spirit of Mother Teresa.  [Emily portrays Mother Teresa in a play called THE INVITATION]  Perhaps as she presided over the going, you may preside at the arriving. There are many ways to observe, honor, and celebrate a birth.  We will talk more of these in the months and years ahead.  After the birth, within the first year, we will have to talk about a Christening ceremony, if the parents so desire.  This is where the upper chakras are opened and I recommend it when both parents are disciplined students.  The soul needs that awake support system with the chakras opened.  If the students are desiring and not practicing parents then the symbology can carry the thought form. But I am ahead… For the impending birth, well she has chosen C-section.  Quite different to have a c-section to “save” the life of child/mother and to plan for man to take the child.  There is a...