Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Michael on the Astral Plane and Dreams

Question: Could Michael please say more about why we need the astral plane for dreaming?

Michael: "The astral plane is as is known here composed of malleable materials that allows a fragment to experiment with various forms in such as way as to promote the expansion of ideas as well as the revisiting of previous experiences.

In addition the astral plane is the area where fragments who not physically extant are present in between lives and with whom dream contact may be made. And, this plane also presents or serves as a meeting ground for not only humanoid fragments to interact but also other species to convene with both their own and others such as humans. This plane is for all intents and purposes extremely flexible in its adaptability and thereby provides humans and other sentient species with opportunity for learning through experience which is not available while physically extant.

For example, a fragment may dream of constructing a simple piece of furniture and during the course of several dreams try various solutions to the puzzle of what is the best approach. If this task were approached during waking hours then the solution might then remain elusive due to the need to try many different variables, some of which could in fact be delayed due to lack of physical plane materials but readily available if worked on with astral plane materials. This is not to say that the astral plane is the only method through which to solve problems for this is not true, but it is an effective one.

Another example is a fragment who died a tragic death, short circuited in the recent past by warfare. The newly extant fragment could then use the astral plane to reconstruct the past event of death and this might include various metaphors such as falling off a bridge or being trapped under a house, each references to the past life ending. These dream images can then be brought into conscious awareness where the fragment might process the emotions brought on by the dream, and through which some of the intensity of the emotions could be released. Another type of astral plane interaction would include with the fragment’s own essence who might choose to appear as a wise man, gypsy woman, artist, or other archetype in order to communicate information to the personality and this is especially true during times of transition. Fragments who are deceased and astral plane focused may also use the dreamscape to communicate to extant fragments. As you can see, there are many uses and the astral plane makes available constructive malleability that the others planes do not. We find this truth to be of benefit to many fragments." 

c. 2011 Victoria Marina-Tompkins Excerpted from a private session with permission

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Enneagram: What it's like to be a One

I woke this morning to another chilly autumn day on the coast and, after brewing a cup of hot Peet's coffee, settled down with my Cavalier Spaniels Gracie and Jazz and opened my laptop. I like to review my recent blog posts and think about if I have anything that I'd like to write about and today several past posts on the Enneagram jumped out at me. I wouldn't consider myself an expert on this but I do appreciate the system that gives us insight into how we respond under stress, showing us the roots of our fear based responses as well as how we can bring more joy into our lives.

So today Im going to talk about being a One on the Enneagram but would first like to give you a link where you can read about the system including it's history:


Years ago when I was first introduced to the Enneagram I studied it to determine where I fit in. It is a very complex system, and I didn't find it easy to see my place in it although I understood the concepts. Finally I decided to ask my friend Jach Purcel, the Lazaris channel, if Lazaris could shed any light on it for me and they were happy to oblige: "You, Victoria, are a One." I could see that this was true! I then set out to understand the nature of the One archetype and realized soon that the glaring signal that allowed me to validate this piece of channeling was that it is true, I always look at what is out of place in any situation first. If I walk into a room, I will notice if the flowers are wilting, if the carpet needs vacuuming, or if there is dust on the tabletop. But, this is true only if it is MY room, not someone else's. My perfectionistic viewpoint applies (usually) only to that which I am in control of, and not of someone else. I look for error because the ideal of the One is perfection. Let me tell you this is a lot of work to keep everything perfect!  I'm kidding of course, but the desire or perhaps the compulsion of the One is to control his or her environment. And when this isn't possible, when others don't live up to this perfection ideal then resentment builds.

Once I understood the nature of the One in myself, then I could validate how I respond to stress and how I respond when in joy. The One disintegrates to the number Four when under stress, withdrawing into melancholy. I am not a depressed person in general, but under stressful situations I do see this tendency in myself. In fact, when people look at the Enneagram for the first time, sometimes they see the number of disintegration first as it is a powerful influence in their life. Also useful here is noticing the Enneagram number which is demonstrated when a person is healthy, which in the case of the number One is Seven.  When I am experiencing the energy of seven, I feel social and outgoing, fun loving and enthusiastic, not looking for perfection or noticing error. What a relief! Noticing the stress and health points are very useful and can help you to move out of fear responses and toward integrated health.

Take a moment or two today to look at the Enneagram, it may bring new insights into your day.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

To Love Unconditionally

"This is the point where love becomes possible. We see the other with the eye of the heart, an eye not clouded by fear manifesting as need, jealousy, possessiveness, or manipulation. With the unclouded eye of the heart, we can see the other as other. We can rejoice in the other, challenge the other, and embrace the other without losing our own center or taking anything away from the other. We are always other to each other — soul meeting soul, the body awakened with joy. To love unconditionally requires no contracts, bargains, or agreements. Love exists in the moment-to-moment flux of life."

Marion Woodman, Jungian Analyst and author of Addiction to Perfection.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Your Daily Hafiz

"And for no reason I start skipping like a child.
And for no reason i turn into a leaf that is carried so high I kiss the sun's mouth and dissolve.
And for no reason a thousand birds choose my head for a conference table, start passing their cups of wine and their wild songbooks all around.
And for every reason in existence I begin to eternally laugh and love!
When I turn into a leaf and start dancing!
I run to kiss our beautiful friend and I dissolve into the Truth That I Am."  -Hafiz

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Second Saturn Return

The following excerpt it is from Spiritual Turning Points Chapter 5, The Life Review. This period of time following completion of the life task or life work chosen for this incarnation is one of reflection, a review of the life lived. The years just prior to the review are active ones astrologically as the second Saturn return sets the stage by reminding us what we have accomplished in the years since the first return at age 28, and what areas are left to be explored. 

Saturn returns typically are challenging to begin with as Saturn brings real world structures up for scrutiny and, depending on where Saturn is in your natal astrological chart, will push hard on you to rework those structures that are in need of repair and redefinition. Areas typically affected are legal affairs, financials, dentistry, and karmas owed to you and by you. Whatever is presented requires a thorough examination in order to see what needs attention, or simply what it is time to let go of. When Saturn comes around to your door, it's time to let go, again, in order to start building a new foundation for the next 28 years.

Here is a brief excerpt from my book:

"More Astrology and the Life Review 

During the years between the fourth and fifth transitions, there are
several important transits that help lay the groundwork for the fifth
transition when it begins. The first is the second Saturn return that
happens at age fifty-eight, with the first glimmering coming into view
about a year before. At the first Saturn return at age twenty-eight, the
young adult entered into full adulthood with added responsibilities
and a new life direction and the second return once again reviews
what has been accomplished to date and sets the stage for the next
twenty-nine years.

Second Saturn Return
Another Report Card, Age Fifty-eight

Saturn has a firm hand and clear eyes, not caring much for
touchy feely reasons why this or that didn’t happen, tending instead
to view events in terms of black or white. 

Did it work, or did it not? Is it time to let go of what you have
been dragging around for the past ten years? Will you need this in
the next phase of life? Saturn looks at what you will require to create
a solid foundation upon which to build over the next three decades
and doesn’t particularly care how you feel about it! The fifty-ninth
year is a time for review, not quite time (usually) for the fifth transition,
but it does a thorough job of culling what isn’t necessary. It also
is a time for achievement as rewards of recognition are bestowed
at work, books are written and published, and advancements and
promotions are made. If you have done the work, this is the time
you reap the rewards."

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thought for Today: The Universe

"Though this hut is small, it contains the universe."
Sekito Kisen, Zen Master

Saturday, September 10, 2011


"In the monastery of your heart and body, you have a temple where all buddhas unite."  Milarena 

Monday, September 5, 2011

States of Being: Bliss

"We will remind you here that the state of bliss is the most natural state of being and one that essence exists in as a matter of course."   

The Michael Entity