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Dream Gates

A cat’s eye on the 12 lights

Marc Chagall, "The Cat Transformed into a Woman"

There has been tremendous interest in the work my advanced groups have been doing with the 12 lights as a possible new model of imaginal and energetic healing, so I am going to post occasional reports on what we have discovered so far. Today’s entry: an account of what Karen, an artist and teacher of Active Dreaming, discovered when she took part in a group shamanic journey at a recent mountain gathering. Our shared intention: to deepen our understanding the nature of the 12 lights and how they can be used in healing.

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I suggested to our 30 dreamers that they should begin by calling in spiritual allies and animal guardians to help guide this journey. Karen’s primary ally was a very special power animal, which she describes as her “guardian cat”. After I started drumming, Karen quickly found herself at a personal medicine place, in a grove of willows under spring sunlight, on the bank of a winding creek. Here she called in her animal guardian, and they prepared to travel to the realm of the 12 lights.

Quick as thought, she found herself in a place of healing that was new to her. She sensed other dream travelers moving silently nearby.

I realize we are only on the other side of the Willow Grove, but things are different here.  The light is crisp, warming and enticing.  I am given the message to find a comfortable space on the earth to settle down upon and to begin to resonate with the Earth’s heartbeat.  My guardian cat tells me to chant the five vowels and to do this several times.  She explains that as I do this my lights will activate and turn on, tune up. 

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The guardian cat says once relaxed and in the zone, I may hear a humming noise, this is good.  Now she tells me that everyone’s twelve points of lights are located at different places on their body.  What is important to do is to call them in with your mind’s eye and direct at least three of them to center around your heart.  Once you feel them in place ask them to remain in your heart center.  Of course they will; you are in charge here.  They will remain and possibly give off a vibration of feeling and maybe sound too. 

Now, says the guardian cat, work in a clockwise motion as a spiral calling in the remaining nine lights to other places on your body that seem to call for healing.  Once these locations are set for you, the breath is what is important.  Breathe, says the cat, breathe the lights into mini suns, your firelight heart lights’.  Breathe like you mean it! 

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I do all the instructed procedures and begin to feel a humming from the various lights, I feel at one with Mother Earth’s heartbeat and I feel great! 

Cat is smiling and she tells me I am doing great. Now however it is time to ask the healing lights to store the energy we have created together, as they can act as batteries for us.  It is not wise to stay on with the energizing process for too long, better to do the activating and then go into storage mode.  However we can come back to our medicine place any time we like and when we feel the need to be charged. 

I do my de-activation into storage mode.  The process is smooth and easy. But before we leave my medicine place, I give an offering to the healing spirits. I know I can return here anytime to learn more.

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I like the idea of storing the energy where it can be accessed again, upon need. And all of us who become active dreamers can follow Karen’s example of returning to a “medicine place” for renewed discovery and healing.

Related posts:
How many of your 12 lights are on?
Loving the 12 lights
12 lights on the Achilles tendon 

Related workshops
The Temple of Shamanic Dream Healing – Mosswood Hollow, Duvall WA July 16-20
Healing through the Imagination – Equilibrium, Chicago IL, September 8-9

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