Who has not heard the words: “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust”? And who wants to go there and feel it getting cold and dark, even think about it! But the good news is, lest we forget: this saying is just about our earthly body! A few weeks ago I wrote a few words to express an insight into something else wise men have known for thousands of years: “From light we came and to light we return.” For this is about our joyful spirit.
Today, however, a spiritual winter reigns over many on the Earth. Poor sensitive souls immerse themselves in darkness and cold, listening to the cruelest bits of news about the new diseases, famine, drought, terrorism, war and climate change which shake our planet.
I and a small group of friends explored these dreams and concerns during a meeting we had with a remarkable woman named Ladamira; a ninth-generation Siberian healer from magically powerful Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world. Ladamira had come to Los Angeles to share the knowledge of ancient shamans and other spiritual teachers of mankind. She calls her meetings Field of Love.
Ladamira reminded us, “In order to enjoy the light, first find its source.” If we can draw on the music, nature, sport, books and movies in our lives with kind, open hearts, even at times when our eyes may be welling with tears, we can purify our souls and return to the joy and light.
At our Field of Love meeting with Ladamira, we were allowed and enabled to express ourselves openly and with full confidence that we would be loved and respected by others; we did so in pleasant, childish ways, games, movement and singing. We marveled at how words could articulate the mysterious and inexpressible; we heard echos of the past in the sounds of ancient musical instruments. We were transported to other worlds. The glowing, happy faces said it all. They told us they felt, “centered,” “at peace,” “loved and loving,” and “lightheaded with joy.”
We also discussed our concerns. How can we remain safely in our positive thoughts when so much in the world obscures our days? How can we overcome our fears? How can we learn to put aside those negative feelings of envy, greed, jealousy and anger which make hearts cold? How can we stop our pain when the world around us is dark and hurting? Ladamira responded by returning to basics. She reminded us of the importance of engaging regularly in spiritual activities, as much as possible as part of a spiritually-like minded group of family and friends who can “surround you with light, and support you in difficult times.” During our meetings, she showed us how to make Field of Love an easily integrated part of such a nurturing routine. We took Ladamira’s advice to heart.
Starting this Sunday July 24, we will be offering Field of Love meetings in private homes with friends and family, including my apartment in West LA, which will help us generate our own circle of light, and send surplus healing energy to those in our lives to help protect them and our long-suffering planet from violence and wars.
If you want to join us this Sunday at 11 a.m., or want be notified of future meetings, please contact me at LarkGallery@Yahoo.com. I would also be glad to talk to you by phone at (310) 473-0890 If you want to experience the miraculous spiritual and healing powers of the Siberian healers on a more extended basis, please join us at our four-day retreat which Ladamira will lead August 4-7 in of the most beautiful California’s locations – Pine Mountain (near Ojai). Retreat program will include health rituals, practices to open talents and creativity, rituals to attract abundance and attain goals, cleanse ancestry karma and find harmonious relationships… And many more surprises. Because the amount of participants is limited, please submit your reservation to our executive coordinator Larisa Machneva (818) 987-6178.