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I keep getting pings from this website.

We’ve gone through several mutations, especially after our domain was sharked. They wanted to sell it back to us for $10k somewhere around 6 years ago. I moved and changed, physically and digitally.

The updated and running smooth destination for the Journey has become:

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TheSacredOther.com

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From a show I just love to bits, Global Spirit, comes a discussion with some luminaries from our time on the “Mystical Path.”

Throughout history, the “mystical path” or the spiritual approach of achieving “direct contact” with the Divine has resulted in powerful spiritual experiences.

Well here we are at the end of twenty ten.

We’re not just rolling into a New Year, but a New Decade. We’ve spend the day cleaning house, organizing, setting tone and sense so that tomorrow when we rise, there is a newness to things. I even made a special batch of house spritz consisting of a few blends of essential oils: Abundance, Acceptance, Believe, and Theives.

Smells yum.

I hope your year was as colorful as mine and that you have a safe, super awesome New Year Celebration, whatever you are doing. One little thing I like to watch for is the first words spoken in a new year. I think that’s why we say “Happy New Year!” What will your first words be? What will your attitude be? What are you planning on doing tonight? Set the tone for the new year today, make it as close to what you would like to see made manifest in your life as possible. 🙂

I’ll see you next year.

Bright blessings.

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Scott K Smith
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Hey…

Silly me, I just realized I was on vacation. In my mind I was thinking I still had a week to go but in fact, I’m free of all mundane obligations to my real estate position. That leaves time for other things and I would love to devote some of that time to folks who were in need of some healing or face time for guidance, Essential Oils, or what not.

Please contact me if you are in or going to be around the area. I will be gone for the actual “Christmas Holiday” DAY but pretty much home-centric for the rest of the month, including New Years which I will spend with my lovely friends at Santee Court.

Send me an email or give a poke or gab on facebook and I’ll respond as soon as humanly possible.

Hoping you have weathered this retrograde and the holiday’s.

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I hope this finds you well,

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Something light for a Sunday  morning.

As a novelist and memoirist, Isabel Allende writes of passionate lives, including her own. Born into a Chilean family with political ties, she went into exile in the United States in the 1970s — an event that, she believes, created her as a writer. Her voice blends sweeping narrative with touches of magical realism; her stories are romantic, in the very best sense of the word. Her novels include The House of the Spirits, Eva Luna and The Stories of Eva Luna, and her latest,Ines of My Soul and La Suma de los Dias (The Sum of Our Days). And don’t forget her adventure trilogy for young readers — City of the BeastsKingdom of the Golden Dragon andForest of the Pygmies.

As a memoirist, she has written about her vision of her lost Chile, in My Invented Country, and movingly tells the story of her life to her own daughter, in Paula. Her book Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses memorably linked two sections of the bookstore that don’t see much crossover: Erotica and Cookbooks. Just as vital is her community work: The Isabel Allende Foundationworks with nonprofits in the SF Bay Area and Chile to empower and protect women and girls — understanding that empowering women is the only true route to social and economic justice.

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Now back to Edith crooning and a glass of Bordeaux…

Young Living Essential Oils has a huge selection of merchandise from Therapeutic Grade essential oils and blends with a variety of uses, to personal care, health and healthy living products. The product guide can be daunting to those unfamiliar with the YL wares. Over the past year, as I have built my local client base, I’ve noticed some favorites.

Order information included at the bottom of the post.

Lavender Lip Balm

Repair and moisturize lips with nourishing blend of ingredients such as lavender essential oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin E.

It’s simple. It’s silky. It’s good for your lips!

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Bees Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Lycium Barbarum (Wolfberry) Seed Oil, Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia† (Lavender) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), and Tocopheryl Acetate.

†100% pure therapeutic-grade™ essential oil

A little goes a long way. Brandon loves this lip balm! My friend Andrew loves the lip balm! How could you not. Pure ingredients, a lasting smooth texture and a lovely scent that rises up to the nose.

Item Number: 5203
Local’s discount cost: $4.34 when you place an order with my monthly auto ship.

Lavender Essential Oil – 15 ml

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. The French scientist René Gattefossé was among the first to discover these properties when he was severely burned in a laboratory explosion. Lavender may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods. Lavender has an approximate ORAC of 3,669 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.

I love to use this oil after the shower, mixing two drops with each application of my body lotion. I’ve noticed a reduction in some redness I’ve had on my arms in the last week where I’ve been applying the essential oil directly. Lavender Essential oil is a personal favorite.

Item Number: 3575
Local’s discount cost: $24.03 when you place an order with my monthly auto ship.

SleepEssence – 30 Capsules

SleepEssence contains four powerful Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils that have unique sleep-enhancing properties in a softgel vegetarian capsule for easy ingestion. Combining lavender, vetiver, valerian, and Ruta graveolens essential oils with the hormone melatonin—a well-known sleep aid—SleepEssence is a natural way to enable a full night’s rest.

My friend Yvonne loves SleepEssence. She brought it with her to her family on a trip to Costa Rica and got her family hooked on the easy and powerful effects of this night time blend.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) flowering top, Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides) root, Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) root, Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) peel, Rue (Ruta graveolens) leaf/stem, Melatonin 1.5 mg.

Other ingredients: Lecithin, coconut (Cocus nucifera) meat oil, carageenan, glycerin, modified cornstarch, and sorbitol.

Item Number: 4760
Local’s discount cost: $26.34 when you place an order with my monthly auto ship.

Deep Relief Roll-On – 10 ml

Deep Relief Essential Oil Roll is a proprietary blend of oils specially formulated to relieve muscle soreness and tension. Peppermint, Wintergreen, Copal, and Palo Santo essential oils as well as others play an integral part of healing in this blend. Deep Relief is offered in the portable convenience of a roll on application.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita), Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea), Clove (Syzygium aromaticum), Vetiver, Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbes), Lemon (Citrus limon), Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum), Copaiba (Copaifera reticulate), Coconut oil.

I’ve passed these bottles out all around. Friends, family, and clients love the real deep relief that the bring to sore muscles, headache, and body ache. In fact I think I’ve sold more of the Deep Relief Roll on than any other product so far!

Item Number: 3534
Local’s discount cost: $22.87 when you place an order with my monthly auto ship.

How to Order

If you are local to the Downtown LA area, and are able to send me your appointment, I place my monthly order on the 15th of each month. The above prices are for orders that are placed directly with me, or by signing up with Young Living as a Preferred Customer, only. You can contact me, Scott, directly to place an order or you can begin by visiting Young Living’s website:

https://www.youngliving.com/signup/custType.faces

Enter Referral Information

If my member number isn’t automatically entered in the referral field, kindly enter the following number.

Sponsoring Distributor Member Number: 896306

You will then create a user name and password, account, etc and then you can begin ordering Young Living Essential Oils.

If you have further questions or want more information please email me at:

Lifencompass@gmail.com


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Scott K Smith
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*The statements in this posting have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Scott is not a doctor or health care provider, he does not prescribe or diagnose conditions. Please see your doctor for any new or existing condition, and always check to make sure that Young Living products are right for your life, condition, and well being.

Hey there.

I had a little trouble making the time earlier today to write about the next chapter in the book, Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Journey, but I finally got around to some time with Pandora, and some decent contemplation to spell out my thoughts on this leg of the journey.

In this chapter we explore the Three Worlds, how to access them, who we meet while we are there, and how best to understand them so that we can better ourselves in that exploration.

From Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient Greece, and tribal traditions, there is a recognition of a multi-layered reality usually manifested in three or more worlds. The basic composition of these worlds take the form of a lower, middle, and upper world. We have examples such as Hell, Heaven, and Earth; Underworld, Middle World, and Upper World; Desire, Form, and Non-Form.

They aren’t always so neatly separated, or accessed, many of the myths describe specific cultural practices to enter these dimensions of reality… some were one way trips, others by journeymen, adepts, shamans, and deities who came in went through various rituals, or ecstatic states, returning transformed to the world new beings.

For our purposes, the three worlds as I have learned them are as follows:

  • The Lower World / Underworld, a place of ancestors, healing, and deep power in the unknown. Underworld journey’s can connect us to our subconscious, unconscious, the Psychic Mind, and those beings that have gone before that we know as the Ancestor Spirits.
  • The Middle World is the world most of us are familiar with the accepted “physical reality” of time and space. It is also connected to the planetary, elemental, astrological, and astral powers and forces that directly interact with our here-and-now. This is our Conscious Mind.
  • The Upper World is the realm of the Gods, the Super Conscious, or Higher Self. It is here that our “spiritual” guidance is accessed through interfacing with Divine Forms and Archetypal powers, Gods and Goddesses, Angels, and Avatars.

In the book, Awakening to the Spirit World, The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation, I find a well know method of accessing the three worlds. Sandra and Hank direct us to a cave or some entry into the earth for our Lower World Journey, and a Mountain or Tree to access the Upper World.

I have become very comfortable with a vast tree as my three world access. Through the roots I find a cave that leads into the nether realms. The forest and land about the trunk and the earth that it has rooted in supplies the Middle World journeys. Finally I climb, fly, or ascend the tree to the highest branches, where in a blaze of light the leaves become energy, stars, the stuff of the cosmic universe, and I find myself in the realm of the Gods of the Upper World.

It’s a simple but a powerful tool for accessing and awakening the three minds and our awareness of the three primary worlds.

In the journey into the three worlds we meet guides, guardians, and teachers. In my opinion I have not found that the worlds are specific to certain types of energies. For example it’s suggested that when we journey to the Underworld we will meet an animal spirit, and then a “Helper Spirit” in the Upper world, I do want to say that animal archetypes and totemic spirits are present in all three worlds. This is not a criticism, more of an observation. I think the authors make it clear what to generally expect by pointing us in the right direction.

Within the chapter we find guidelines for the journeys the reader will embark upon. Deeply personal voyages that will lead us to revelation through interaction with the animals, plants, energies, and beings that populate these worlds. There are tips and tools such as the use of lighting, music, and basic limits of the world details. Beyond that it’s recommended that we look within to find the meaning of what we encounter: Feel, listen, ask questions, and interact. Notice how we react to the world. Some of us visually see things, others may experience sensations, memory or even smells that are essential messages. We are unique beings with at least six senses. Individually we process information and deal with reality in common and unique ways. Some people are listeners and so may hear message with very little or no visual experience. Some of us may see something but have an emotional message, or even a physical sensation. In this chapter we are directed to take note of these reactions, or messages.

Lately in my journey work I’ve found that I encountered several types of beings in my travels between worlds. Deities, animals and plants that were teachers and markers when I traveled. All are teachers that relate to my life experience in the Upper, Middle, and Lower Worlds. For example in my middle world journey at this point in my life I found myself at the trunk of the tree. Spending time there I found clover, and a little white flower, a snake, a fox, and the God Pan stepped out from around the tree to greet me.

My most intense journey was in the Underworld. There I was faced with some seemingly horrific, monstrous imagery that related to fear and shadow. I believe that the “Seer should not be afraid to SEE” and so I embraced the images, passing through my recoil and found my first messenger, a white osprey, which lead me down a shining path to a Goddess in the Dark, composed of a shining silver light. That Goddess turned was Hekate, and a lot of my work in the last 3 months have been centered around working with her lessons, reflecting on what I experience there and how it relates to my family, my fears, healing myself and others.

When we become accustomed to the journey, comfortable with the experience, then we can begin to translate the messages we receive with greater clarity and insight.

The Shamanic Journey is also a path of ecstatic release from the bonds of the self. We can use music to achieve this state but dance, breath work, and other forms of ritual work that have been employed throughout the ages can be used, such as fasting (denial) to reach altered states of being. For the new traveler I would stick with the basic practices of safely adjusting lighting, the use of sound, and scent to reach altered states. Save the more advanced work, safely, for later when you reach a more practiced method of journeying.

My suggestion, if you are new the magickal path, is to work with this chapter for a few weeks until you are confident in your interaction. Remember that intention is the backbone of your journey work. Before you begin a journey to the three worlds follow some simple guidelines.

  1. Set aside the time when you can do the work without being interrupted.
  2. Keep a journal of your work so that you can reflect back accurately what you have experienced and compare it to previous journeys and your day-to-day life when you receive messages, lessons, and anything that seems significant while you meditate and travel.
  3. Try a cleansing exercise before you begin like a ritual bath to cleanse the physical and psychic bodies; a meditation to release your connections to the day; smudging or the use of incense to cleanse your Auric field and focus your mind; or all of the above.
  4. Set your intention for the journey. Initially you may wish to meet your guides in the three worlds. Later you may choose to seek aid in healing, answers to questions / problems, or paths to greater awareness. Writing out, and meditating on why you are performing the quest is important. All life, all things we do are a meditation, make your journey’s a conscious meditation (as they should be) so that you can get the most out of them.
  5. Record, reflect, compare. All things are connected and the psychic or archetypal imagery has meaning.

There is much more to the chapter, “The Shamanic Journey” but I find the important thing to take away is the internal landscapes that you will travel and the lesson of the practice. Find your method and stick to it, routinely, as this is one of the “basics” that creates the foundation for all of your future work.

If you are reading along, or you have your own story to share about a three worlds journey. I’m all ears. 🙂

Happy trails…


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Scott K Smith
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Hmm I failed to note the Mercury Retrograde period that we just entered on the 17th.

Remember that the highlighted issues in retrograde, are inner movements: Self review, observation, illumination, understanding, action.

Scott

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Mercury will turn retrograde between April 17 and May 11, from 12º37’ till 2º41’ Taurus.

We could become quite concerned with financial matters and be more aware than ever of the importance of simplifying our lives. We are likely to go back to the land and reconnect with Nature. A great period to take care of our physical needs, nurture ourselves and focus on the sensuality of being blessed with a body. We are also closer to our emotions and more in tune with our true inner and outer resources.

Saturn continues to be retrograde this whole month between 0º30’ Libra and 28º36’ Virgo.

These three degrees are respectively symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by: “A butterfly preserved and made perfect with a dart through it.”, “Having an urgent task to complete, a man doesn’t look to any distractions.” “A man gaining secret knowledge from an ancient scroll he’s reading.” We are reaching profound mastery of ourselves by taping into parallel lifetimes and focusing our energies on enlightenment. If we are to embody perfection, in the little time left till 12.21.2012, it is essential that our priorities are focused on achieving our highest, divine reality.

Pluto turns retrograde on Tuesday April 6 at 5º25’ Capricorn and will remain so until Sep 13.

The image associated with this degree is “Ten logs lie under an archway leading to darker woods.”. On the path to enlightenment as society and the Earth shift to the next dimension, we could encounter some very dark forces that test our resolve and psychic strength. There is a saying stating that “night is always the darkest before dawn”. We need to exercise compassion, love and forgiveness as we keep our souls’ eyes focused on the divine in ourselves and all beings.

via April 2010 : Michelle Karen Books, Astrology – A Special Tool for Personal Empowerment.

Get them done if you haven’t already. I did my tax’s yesterday. Last minute LUCY! Ugh and I owe. *snivel* It’s been a year of paying out, and out, and out, and I’m pressing forward. I don’t know what I’d do without Brandon, Trixie, and a stable income.

Anyway. Off reading bits of this and that on the web.

Be well.

Scott

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