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Within the Earth, as within the human body, there is a dynamic energy at work that seems to reflect what is always evolving in space. In a similar way, the energy that animates life and comes from the Source may take on many derivative forms. It is never static, but rather expanding constantly, even if imperceptible to the human eye.
Similar to the Inuit assignment of several words to refer to the same thing, various names have been used in an attempt to describe this energy, reflecting the challenge of trying to name something from which infinite life forms and phenomena arise. These names include prana, qi, Kundalini, Life Force, Prime Mover, God, and so on.
The famous question, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” describes well the circular nature of this force that seems to have no ending or beginning. It just “is.” In fact, when we consider the law of octaves, “that by which everything is governed,” the end is also the beginning.
A similar analogy exists in Chinese Medicine: “Blood is the mother of qi; qi is the commander of blood.” How can one ever completely separate such codependent relationships? Blood produces qi, and qi moves the blood, without which no circulation or life would be delivered to the tissues and organs.
The energy that animates life affects all elements—fire, earth, air, and water (spiritual, physical, intellectual, and emotional)—not just physical phenomena. And, as such, it must also affect every culture, providing uniformity among those that seem to have no connection. Within the Earth, this energy travels along lines known as ley lines (also called dragon lines) and they are known in the body as meridians.
The idea that it is vibration itself to which life is responding is becoming more apparent. This may be the cause of certain repeating patterns found in nature, such as the golden ratio (phi or 1.618), which can be seen in the spiral of plant growth, as well as in the dimensions of the human body (Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man). Perhaps the reason we are only aware of 5 percent of this reality is due to the imperceptibility of the processes having to do with slower (lower) vibration. The physical dimension vibrates at a slower rate, yet all rocks, minerals, rivers, plants, animals, and human bodiescontain something mysterious at work within them.
For example, the sixteenth-century alchemist and physician Paracelsus heard from miners who, upon returning to a particular area, discovered gold “growing” in the rocks where they had previously mined and found none. Likewise, even though we can’t see the protein “scale” in our DNA, or feel how it may be changing, that doesn’t mean it is not responding to the vibrational field in which all life exists.
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When plants are observed using time-lapse photography, one can see more clearly how they grow. In this way, scientists have been able to recognize that plants are responding to their surrounding environment and vibrational field, whether it is audible or inaudible. This type of response to the vibrational field is happening now at an accelerated rate. More importantly, the field of influence includes not just our inner mind, emotions, and thoughts, but also the Sun, Moon, and other planets, all of which sense and respond to each other via this vibrational field simultaneously and unceasingly.
Letting What No Longer Serves Us "Die"
As Earth transforms in response to the galactic tide of frequencies so too must we support the Earth by consciously working with these forces. It is incumbent upon us to allow the process of change to quicken the energy and essence within us in such a way that allows more life to flow through us—for healing ourselves as well as the collective.
In order for more life to flow through our earthly existence, we need to let that which no longer serves our evolutionary purpose “die,” just as shamanic initiates had to surrender to transformation in order to experience more spiritual gifts and healing. Other ancient cultures, such as the Egyptians, also perceived “death” in this way.
Old Kingdom Egyptians were almost totally preoccupied with it [death], as the myths and the precise star-bound alignments of their architecture clearly show. The reference to “dying,” therefore, may have some other, more esoteric meaning . . . intended to remind initiates not of their mortality, but of the way in which immortality can be achieved; that is by dying to the illusory, material world, by regularly adopting a passive role in the cosmic scheme of things.
Therefore, death was viewed as a symbolic rite of passage, a transition and gateway to the eternal requiring passivity (the ability to trust), which in turn allowed more of the Infinite to unfold.
When we consider that Earth has a grid or matrix that behaves in a similar fashion to the body’s meridian matrix, we can more easily understand why ancient temples and monuments were built at certain sites. In essence, they behave as resonators for activating energy on Earth in much the same way that needle and sound stimulation on the meridian matrix can activate energy in the body. These lines within the Earth are called “ley lines” or “dragon lines.”
Although many Eastern traditions still acknowledge the human-cosmic connection, Chinese Medicine is certainly one that has maintained continuity, and that enables us to see a link between the mapping system in the body and that on Earth. Acupuncturist and author Gail Reichstein Rex outlined the connection between Earth’s energy and the body’s meridian matrix in her book Earth Acupuncture. After experiencing toxicity near her home in the Hudson River region, New York, she came to realize that she could help facilitate healing the Earth using the same principles she used with patients. In conjunction with her acupuncture training, she also incorporated shamanic principles.
Her work emphasized that all of us may develop an authentic means of communicating with surrounding waterways, plants, rocks, and all manner of life in our environment as a starting point for facilitating healing. Listening in a way that transcends physical hearing, a form of spiritual tuning in, is the central theme for determining what is needed for healing: “Each time a person awakens to this primary relationship with the land, he is a new arrival in the family of life—one who can participate in the community and contribute to its growth.”
Growth implies maturity, and yet she was speaking about more than just physical growth; she was also referring to the evolution of consciousness, which recognizes our multidimensional nature: “The new birth was . . . an awakening to the multidimensional awareness that is the consciousness of creation.”
Given the connection between human and Earth anatomy, as well as the evidence put forth by Percy Seymour stating how life on Earth responds to planetary resonance, it stands to reason that, as new planets are “discovered,” they inevitably produce new, albeit ancient, awareness.
It is in consciously working with this cosmic energy that we find the greatest ability to maintain equilibrium despite the many changes instigated by an evolving cosmos.
Learning From The Planets
In Sedna’s case, since we are dealing with an 11,000-year cycle, one might at first dismiss any potential learning we could assimilate as individuals whose lifespan typically ends between eighty and one hundred years. However, once we allow ourselves to consider the impact of such ancient history returning, it is likely that what we’ve come to accept regarding time may be turned on its head.
The notion of linear time is giving way to the concept of many dimensions and realities existing simultaneously. Likewise, the relevance of similar connections and associations across different cultures impacts how we view our own history and cosmology.
It bears repeating that the terms myth and mythology must be reevaluated as new information comes to light. On that subject, author and scholar Laird Scranton says the following:
Modern science . . . interprets the surviving documents of these early societies as a blend of mythology and history, and so all such statements have been assigned to the realm of the mythological. However, during the course of the past two centuries, the imaginary line that separates ancient mythology from ancient history has moved slowly and persistently backward in time as new archaeological discoveries cause us to understand as historic what was formerly thought to be mythic.
The planet Sedna is our siren call, activating the ability to transcend former versions of ourselves as perceived through limited, linear, and one-dimensional concepts. She is here to remind us how to consciously cultivate and support this process through symbolic metaphor, Chinese mythology, and planetary medicine.
Sedna’s mythological home in the deep sea symbolizes our own ability to “see inside” the water element and learn to dissolve boundaries rather than divide and compartmentalize our world. Although our planet is far more ancient, Sedna brings us back to a period 11,000 years ago, associated with the legendary sinking of Atlantis, the galactic shift prior to 2012, and the end of the Ice Age when waters disrupted and divided our world.
Her return, rather than being a harbinger of disaster, is one of the wayshower and shaman. In her association with water, winter, and the color black, Sedna rules over human will, ancestral memory, primordial essence, and DNA. She symbolizes shamanic initiation, the dark that allows us to absorb great light and is the prerequisite to rebirth and regeneration, including healing the body’s organs and tissues, as metaphor impacts metabolism. Symbolically, she lights the path for us to ignite our own immortality by surrendering to the inner path—the yin way—revealing patterns and pathways for infinite healing potential. By doing so, we are remembering the roots of our ancestry that recognize interconnectivity and unity within all beings—human, nonhuman, and planetary.
Sedna reminds us that we are all part of the Divine Matrix (Mother), who cannot exclude any part of creation. Instead, she helps us remember our primordial essence and multidimensionality and guides us to accept diversity as a necessary part within the fabric of the whole, the Mahakundalini, and the Great Extreme.
As if for the first time in history, we are remembering who we are and who we are destined to be: “superconductors” of energy, as are the shaman and the alchemist. And if we can surrender to the initiation process, we may ultimately discover that we are “extraordinary” beings, limited only by our current capacity to perceive and understand our bodies, our world, and our cosmos.
©2019 by Jennifer Gehl. All Rights Reserved.
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The Return of Planet Sedna: Astrology, Healing, and the Awakening of Cosmic Kundalini
by Jennifer T. Gehl, MHS
Examining the story of Sedna mythologically and astrologically, Jennifer Gehl explains how Sedna’s last appearance 11,000 years ago occurred at the end of the Ice Age when waters disrupted and divided our world. Her return, rather than being a harbinger of disaster, is one of the way-shower and shaman. Symbolically, she lights the path for us to ignite our own immortality by surrendering to the inner path, revealing patterns and pathways for infinite healing potential, a new model of sustainability for the health of our planet, and a way to actively participate in our soul’s evolution. (Also available as a Kindle edition.)
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About the Author
Jennifer T. Gehl, MHS, is senior faculty member at the Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine. The author of The Science of Planetary Signatures in Medicine, she provides Wellness Astrology consulting and Astro-Sound Attunements in Northampton, Massachusetts.