The Consciousness Has Shifted...The Awakening Has Begun
A wizard exists in all of us. This wizard sees and knows everything. The wizard is beyond opposites of light and dark, good and evil, pleasure and pain. Everything the wizard sees has its roots in the unseen world. Nature reflects the mood of the wizard. The body and the mind may sleep, but the wizard is always awake. The wizard possesses the secret of immortality.
---Deepak Chopra, "The Way of the Wizard"
WHAT IS A WIZARD?
I've always loved the word "Wizard." I've always been drawn to pictures of Wizards....usually older men with long hair and long beards, wearing flowing robes and a conical hat festooned with symbolic moons, planets, and stars!
When I made conscious contact with my life-time Spirit Guides (two of them), I found that one of them identified himself to me as "a Wizard." Since I had always thought of Wizards as fictional, I was quite surprised.
"You've got me right—a Wizard of sorts.
Not the brightest spark, but a spark nonetheless.
I spring from Darkness."
Zohar (my Guide) promptly informed me that Wizards are found throughout the cosmos. (Of course, Wizards can be found only when they allow themselves to be found!)
Zohar is a Star Wizard. By that, he means he is a Scientist of the Spirit of the Cosmos. And he enjoys the process of creating stars!!!
We are made from the stuff of stars. As Joni Mitchell sang, "We are stardust; we are golden." But that is only one part of the process. The other part is that IF we have within us the stuff of stars, we can give birth to NEW stars!
But more about that later. First, I want to talk about Wizards.
"Nose, smell, is a wizard."
Zohar often tells me to "follow your nose." I think what he means by this is to "trust your impulses." Or "trust your instincts." (IN-STINKS?) Zohar is a bit of a trickster!
Of course, it's always good to "look before you leap," but once you have the understanding of the consequences of your actions, and set your intention, remember that your FIRST impulse will hold the most power. It takes a bit of practice to live from a point of being completely focused IN THE PRESENT MOMENT, but it is the most powerful way to live.
The PRESENT is the point of power.
–Seth (channeled by Jane Roberts)
Wizards work (and play) with TIME. Deepak Chopra maintains that Wizards perceive TIME from a different vantage point than most: backwards! Or, that time itself runs backwards for them.
(NOTE: When I was writing this article, I happened to meet a Wizard in real life. I asked him if he lived backwards in time. He thought about it and then answered, "It's more that I step outside of time." He thought some more. "Like when I do card readings for people, I have to travel into their timeline." So there you have it!)
I simply believe that some part of the human self or soul is not subject to the laws of space or time.
Wizards, most of all, love to learn! They enjoy Sacred Geometry and Mathematics. They enjoy Science and Architecture and Explorations of all kinds. They like to experiment with symbols and signs. They enjoy Metaphysics, Astrology, Numerology, History, Futurology, Technology, etc.! Inspired, they create new forms of art, music, writing, games, and all sorts of things! For instance, you will recognize music created by highly evolved Wizards because of its transcendent quality; seeming to reach beyond the boundaries of time and space.
Nature, of course, is the Wizard’s greatest Teacher. It is not surprising, therefore, that Wizards like to dwell in places that serve as portals to other worlds. Mountains, caves, beaches, forests, oasis, etc. Wizards have been known to inhabit towers...perhaps to be able to study the sky, and to get a good overview of the land. They are also capable of living completely in Nature, and some have been said to live in trees. Trees, and all plants, are important to Wizards, giving them not only a place to live, but also much knowledge and magic! (Zohar tells me that trees, in particular, teach knowledge about how to work with TIME.) The Sea is especially important to Star Wizards: A Tower of Crystal in the middle of the ocean has been mentioned as one Wizard's home....
Wizards are often involved in technology....and the more highly evolved Wizard will key their work to Nature, and the wiser the Wizard, the more appropriate and Earth-friendly will be the technology!
The Druid-Wizard John Young defines a Wizard as "a male figure, at home in the outdoors, alone but not lonely, a technician of magic as of life, and a master of many competencies; all this beneath the cloak of wisdom and the mantle of authority." John Young happens to also be an Environmental Engineer for the U.S. Navy!
Although most Wizards are male, there are quite a few female Wizards! One of these, Galadriel, says one can recognize a Wizard in this way: "Look, then to the eyes of the people you meet, of whatever color. Is that ‘divine spark of intelligence' written in the eye? Stop looking for cosmic or galactic signs; start looking to the individuals among you who spark some - or any - reaction? Even if they piss you off - as solitary wizards - they must have something going for them if they got your interest. Does the eye hold a spark? That's about as close to ‘galactic' as we can get right now. Look for ‘spirit within the mind.'"
"Wizards represent all that the true 'Muggle' most fears: They are plainly outcasts and comfortable with being so. Nothing is more unnerving to the truly conventional than the unashamed misfit!" – J.K. Rowling
Galadriel writes of Solitary Wizards as feeling a bit out-of-sync, like "4th dimensional beings in a 3rd dimensional world." She describes the situation like this:
It's like taking a test, the teacher leaves the classroom, you finish the test and you feel utterly confident you made an A, but you're not allowed to leave the classroom until the teacher returns - and the teacher hasn't been back in three hours. You're sitting there doing nothing, waiting to be dismissed, promoted, failed or whatever, but you're frozen in a useless time and place doing nothing. You begin to suspect the teacher may never return, but you have no power to do anything about the situation because you followed the rules, and if you take the initiative to break the rules, or come up with a creative solution, who knows when the situation will revert back to normal, and the minute you leave the classroom, the teacher returns, and you get flunked because you walked out - even though you did everything by the book, and you observed all the policies and procedures, the agreement was broken by the other party, and the other party has the authority to hold you responsible for their negligence.
That's what being a fourth-dimensional soul in a third-dimensional body feels like right now. Where the hell is the teacher?
If we had to sum it up, we'd say the teacher has left the building, and it has become our job to start teaching each other. We also suspect this was not by design, but by default. (This last statement is worth at least two meditation classes and one discourse.)
WHAT DO WIZARDS DO?
There are all kinds of Wizards.....I see them as very Creative people who are also very curious, both in the ways of the Word and Wordless Magics, Mythologies, Histories, Alchemies and any other study that catches their interest. They are Resources. They also know how to discover repositories of knowledge within themselves, and sometimes, wisdom. ;-)
Wizards work intensely with magic in what is known as the creative process. Wizards are the builders; the carpenters if you will, of reality. In their early stages of development, Wizards tend to create haphazardly, sometimes with seemingly little regard for the consequences of their creations, reaping karma for their later lessons along their path. As a wizard evolves into a mature soul, s/he seeks to clean up his or her own vessel of expression so as to manifest clearly his or her intent.
Much of a wizard's time during the middle stage is spent in laborious studies and ritual practices, not to learn "spells" but to purify their own bodies (physical, astral, and mental) to better align them with their Soul. Because of this time-consuming effort, many Wizards along their path pick up the erroneous idea that they must be solitary; unable to work with or interact strongly with others. This erroneous concept has led to many a lonely Wizard who became disgusted with their life's work and chucked it right before they were about to make a breakthrough.
In truth, Wizards need human companionship and interaction far more than do some of the other Soul groups; they thrive on human interaction. When they are isolated, they tend to numb their pain with alcohol and other chemical substances, or revert to destructive behavior patterns and vengeful actions. Thus you see the rising of the "black adept," the wizard who creates solely out of the separative will aspect, usually to get revenge upon his or her "enemies" or to garner a degree of power that they feel they have given up or lost. Such wizards must repeat these lessons until they have concluded that the path to evolution stems from conscious co-creation using the Divine Will aspect.
So where did the word "Wizard" come from?
The word "wizard" simply meant "wise one" in olden times. The root word can be traced through the Indo-Aryan word "Vizier" and the Arabic "Waz-ir", who were at one time valued advisors to those who ruled, taking the role of the now modern-day prime minister of a nation. In the Nordic tradition, the word for wizard was "Vitki", again, meaning, "the wise one." The words "advise" and "advice", as well as the prefix "vice" in "vice-president" or "viceroy" derive from the same root as does "wizard." The ancient roots of all these words meant "burden-bearer," "carrier," or "he who assists." Throughout history, the role of the wizard was as an ancillary; a power behind the throne. In the game of chess, the Persians still refer to the queen piece as "Wazir".
Paris Soulier classifies Wizards into ADEPTS, ALCHEMISTS, BARDS, DRUIDS, MYSTICS, SHAMANS, and THAUMATURGISTS.
These, of course, are just one way of classifying Wizards. Ultimately, Wizards define themselves in what they DO.
What turns a simple "researcher" into a "Wizard" is the quality of CREATIVITY. Knowledge is fine, but WHAT TO DO with that knowledge is the essence of Wizardry. A Wizard has "mad skills!" But what good are these skills, unless they are somehow shared with others?
As Soulier puts it: "Every human being has the potential for becoming a conscious co-creator of his or her own reality. . .in whatever aspect the person may envision through the right application of Free Will. In doing so, the Wizard seeks to become a Conscious Soul Incarnate; that is, to manifest the energies of his or her soul through the mental, astral, and physical bodies and render conscious creation in his or her world." That's all! ;-)
Creativity is a way of perceiving the world. It’s about taking what we are given and making something brand new out of it! It's a bit tricky, isn't it? In a way, it's like going to the Crossing Point, picking up the 2 sticks that are placed there, and rubbing them together, in a spinning motion, to make fire! I think that's why my Guide calls himself "Zohar"; it means "a spark"! He is the spark that bridges the gap between the “old” and the “new.”
A Star Wizard creates the first spark that attracts other sparks and eventually becomes a SUN, uniting all the components of its own Solar System. Of course, the SUN also revolves around other "centers." It's all about "CENTERING." Think of throwing a pebble into a pond...and the rings that proceed outwards from it.....
Wherever a Wizard stands, he IS a STAR; he stands at the CENTER of his Solar System. From such a vantage point, the perspective is unlimited in every direction. Time is a dimension of different frequencies, and a Wizard can synchronize his vibrations and access any level or dimension. Zohar uses the metaphor of "Centering" in the process of creating a clay bowl on a spinning wheel: First you have to "center" the clay. That is the synchronization needed in order to create a new form, a form that can dwell completely and fully within the dimensional field.
Time is not a line nor an
arrow. Time is a
frequency - the frequency
– Ricardo Serrano, Earth Wizard Workshop
"To synchronize is to be within one's Time, like being on your game, feeling good, going with the flow."
–Nick Cumbo (via "Jacob")
Wizards enjoy feeling good. Once they are synchronized, they enjoy all that is there to be enjoyed, centered in that dimension! And they flow with it.
ZIPPING, ZOOMING, and CREATING A STAR TOGETHER
But Wizards DO have faults: since they are "one step ahead," they can be somewhat impatient at times. Soulier speaks even of Jesus as a Wizard: "Like most all wizards, he was a sensualist; he loved good food and wine, the company of his friends, and being comfortable (and he could be peevish when awakened suddenly). He could be impatient, and was NOT perfect even though he was stationing a Divine Spirit; as evidenced of his blasting the unproductive fig tree or his driving the merchants out of the Temple of Jerusalem."
Soulier explains that "Wizards must overcome two different challenges: that of arrogance and of self-deprecation. Arrogance is used in the early cycles of Wizard evolution as a karma-engendering device. As the soul matures, Wizards must guard against falling into the opposite trap of self-deprecation, or the tendency to beat themselves up over the tiniest failing."
It's true Wizards are not perfect. And some Wizards are downright nasty! But the more ALIGNED they are....both with outer and inner reality....the closer they are to being effective and harmonious with their chosen world. And what saves them from just being insufferable know-it-all's is accessing their passionate/compassionate nature. What saves them is the opening of their wonderfully huge HEART! Wizards find that if they open their hearts, the synchronicity quickens exponentially!
"A wizard is never late; nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.”
--Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)
Peter Russell, in his article, "How to be a Wizard," explains how Wizards do this through Inner Wholeness (to be rested, relaxed, centered and clear), through Clarity of Intention (knowing what they REALLY need and then letting go of attachment), and something he calls "Zipping and Zooming" (Playing our part in the world, and allowing cosmic choreography to play its part).
This "Zipping and Zooming" means sharing and respecting the visions of others.. . . .and sometimes adding one's energies to those visions, when appropriate.
Although we may not be able to make synchronicities happen, we can create environments that foster their occurrence. We can create an inner environment of wholeness and high intention; and in our outer lives we can engage ourselves fully in the world, mix with the social field, go out and play. Play whatever game and role best fits our intentions. Play it with our soul, fully. Play it in whatever way brings us inner wholeness, enjoyment and fulfillment—there is, after all, no point in suffering while we play.
–Peter Russell, "The Spirit of Now"
So, with all this "zipping and zooming," where does the "STAR-creation" happen? Zohar says it happens when LOVE and POWER combine in creative ways. Jimi Hendrix, who has been called a "Guitar Wizard" made popular the quote: "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." This quote echoes the words of William Gladstone and Sri Chinmoy Ghose, both of whom can also be considered Wizards in their own right. And it is true that love and power are related. Perhaps they can be considered the two sides of polarity within a Wizard's heart. Combining and balancing the two in a creative way creates a Whole that is greater than the sum of its parts: a STAR!
LOVE is the mystery all Wizards must bow to. It is the one thing they can't really figure out! And so they respect it. Any Wizard who has loved, knows the power of it!
It's not really about CREATING stars. It's more like KNOWING that one's heart-fire/center-fire and the energy of a star are one and the same...
"To know the stars, you must burn as they do." Twin Dreamers (Star Woman)
As Nicki Scully puts it, we each have an “eternal flame that dwells in the sanctuary of our heart center.” Some call it “the Fire from Within.” In order to synchronize with the Planet, Wizards:
1. Draw the power, vitality, and intelligence from the heart of the Earth up through all the strata of the Earth, drawing from all the elements, minerals, and plants.
2. Draw the power, vitality, and intelligence down from the Sky, from the star nations and all the intelligence of the universe that surrounds and permeates all of the cosmos.
3. As the power of Sky above joins the power of the Earth below in their heart center, they see-feel-know-imagine the further nourishment of their heart flame. They then feel the alignment and the synchronization happens automatically.
This practice was illustrated to me by Zohar. He had me visualizing 2 Triangles, with one of them turning itself upside down...then jumping up and touching points with the one below! The finished figure looks like a combination of the letters “X” and “Z.” I call it an “Hourglass,” or a “Helix.” It is a symbol of how the Earth Wizard works....combining Earth Energies with Cosmic Energies in the center-fire of the awakened Heart!
The process pulls us down to our deepest roots, and then up to our best visions of the future....and combines the two in most creative ways! The more of us who then connect at the heart-level, the more real the ancient-future vision will become. (And, of course, the future will be a COMBINED result of our COMBINED visions and efforts; we are ALL Wizards...some of us just don’t know it yet!)
It is a Paradox...at the end of knowledge, there is only the wisdom of experience, of BEING. Beyond knowingness is only beingness. One can only be truly oneself by giving away everything. One can only be still by dancing. One can only create by getting out of the way of All-That-Is!
"I, a loving and responsible Wizard, know that Love is the true foundation of all Creation. Therefore, I will incorporate that Love into all Light Creations I weave within the constructs of Humanity and of the Divine Plan."
–Galadriel, Wizard Affirmations
"The basis of everything in the wizards' world rests upon the insight ‘All this is myself.’ Therefore, in accepting the world as it is, the wizard views everything in the light of self-acceptance, which is the light of love."
--Deepak Chopra, The Way of the Wizard
Am I willing to give up what I have in order to be what I am not yet? Am I able to follow the spirit of love into the desert? It is a frightening and sacred moment. There is no return. One's life is charged forever. It is the fire that gives us our shape.
–M.C. Richards, Potter and Artist
The energy of Love completes the Wizard’s connection and takes the synchronization spiraling into the eternal dimension. Sometimes the Wizard willingly bows to the loved one, as Merlin did with Vivian, in order to bring about a true equality of connection. But, in truth, the Wizard never gives up his freedom because everything he does is a matter of free and conscious choice.
In this TIME, I see our planet as passing through that tiny space in the middle of the Hourglass, through the crazy twist in the Mobius Strip. We might feel that we are under great pressure, as our perception of TIME compresses. But this is simply part of the process. If we can endure the pressure without losing our minds, we can come out on the other side as creators of a NEW EARTH that is expanded and transformed in its dimensions! It’s similar to the way that pressure creates a Diamond out of Carbon (Coal).
Now is the time for all good Star Wizards to feel our Connection (through our burning hearts), and let our LOVE lead us through the passage! In order to get through that tiny space, we must let go of a lot of things....of fear, of jealousy, of regret, of pain, of impatience, of arrogance, etc. We give up anything that keeps us from changing. And we will see, as the poet Pierre Auguste Renoir said, “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” And from that beauty we will have a wonderful, fantastic, magical, mystical, rip-roaring time creating our new world and living from our spacious and open hearts. That’s where the spiralling spinning dance begins!
Let’s re-join the choreography of creation, align with the wildly creative collaborative mojo being so generously proffered to us by the guiding sky-earth story of now.
–Caroline Casey, Coyote Network News
You must get off your sitting commentary and boogie to the tune of a holy pipe. Only then can the big vibration penetrate your whole being, leaving you inseparable from creation and its creator. The whole on high is a dance, a sacred vibration, a song, and a singular encompassing breath.
— Bradford Keeney with Hillary Keeney
Spiraling motion draws energy into the spiral. It was a spiral of energy that originally formed the universe. It is the Cosmic Heart Spiral of Love that awakens our hearts.
We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars, the stars form a circle … and in the center, we dance. – Rumi
Love is the frequency
living blooming harmony
turning out and turning on
tiny cells so true.
Night-time sky now
hungrier to fly now
Could it be the stardust
glowing in my bones?
Fireflies and galaxies
circling ever so free,
never-ending dance of
round and round we go.
Spiral dance of life and love,
As below so is above,
Fern, shell, cell and star
Come and see who we are.
Come and see who you are.
Come and be who you are.
Come and love who you are.
Come and love.
"Be humble, for you are of the Earth,
Be noble, for you are of the Stars."-Slavic Proverb
He whose face gives no light shall never become a star.
The whole cosmos, above and below, turns in our dancing.
Whoever does not enter the dance, does not know what is happening.
--The Round Dance Hymn in the Acts of John (JLL trans.)
Christopher Hills: Evolution of Consciousness
–all his books, but especially: “Nuclear Evolution: Discovery of the Rainbow Body”
Deepak Chopra: "Way of the Wizard"
Consciousness of the Sun:
God is a Vibration
Jane Roberts: Working and Playing with TIME
All her books, especially the novel "The Education of Oversoul Seven (trilogy)"
Joan Ocean: Time Capsules and Time Travel
JOSÉ ARGÜELLES: “Surfers of the Zuvuya”
Lynn V. Andrews: “Love and Power: Awakening to Mastery”
M.C. Richards: “Centering” “The Fire Within” “The Crossing Point”
Nick Cumbo: Galactic Waves
Nicki Scully: "Heart breath"
One Way to Slow Time Down
One White Horse Standing; “Dissolving Time Crystals”
Paul Hawken: Reversing Global Warming
Paris Soulier: WIZARDS, TYPES, HISTORY
Peter Russell: "How to be a Wizard"
Top Ten Movie Wizards:
Wands and Wizards
Zorah Staar: Spiral Dance of Life and Love