Karlta Zarley: Certified Healing Touch Practitioner

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Karlta writes a free intuitive newsletter each month discussing energetic, vibrational, and spiritual shifts in us, our planet, and the universe, and gives assistance on how to navigate these changes while being centered in our current reality.


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Karlta Zarley - September Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter
Volume 17; Number 28
September 17, 2020


LET'S THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX...


Dear Ones—There are many “random” thoughts bubbling to the surface these days that I think are pieces to the puzzle that is our lives as we rework society and ourselves so that we can move forward to what we would like to see the world Be. Hop with me from item to item and see if and how they help you in putting your puzzle pieces together in a new way.

Wearing face masks is forcing us to look each other in the eye. For a society where we really didn't deeply “see” each other this is ironic. We can't read a face by looking at the mouth and nose any more so this is the only place we get clues as to what is going on around us. Also think about the eyes as the “mirrors of the souls” or as the “windows to the soul.” Where better to look to truly See each other as We Really Are. From that place, true compassion and connection can begin, so even if we don't know how to walk back the fear and separation that is all around us, Seeing each other As We Are is the first step.

Another item: there has been talk in New Age circles for a long time about how today's Lightworkers “must have taken an oath of poverty” for this lifetime to account for why many who are dedicated to bringing more Light to the world are often not living comfortably. What if that is a story that really doesn't reflect the Truth??? What if it is these folks who are able to live simply, few needs (or the opportunity to learn to live with few and simple needs), a small footprint energetically, and not just from the point of view of hydrocarbon consumption. Could it be that these are the same folks who have the opportunity to use their Care-Giving skills to take care of others, relationships, situations...to fill in the gaps??? They are NOT disappointing the Universe by sometimes not “putting out,” they are not really disappointing society. They need not think they are failing or somehow falling short. They should have a new job title: Ease Maker. These are the Ones who can drop what they are doing at a moment's notice and rush to where they are truly needed...sometimes physically, sometimes emotionally, sometimes energetically. This role used to be filled by Nuns, Monks and Grandparents. But these days the grandparents often don't live close enough to the rest of their families, and as a society we've forgotten that grandparents don't have to only take care of their own families. These folks' mission might be to bring more Ease to situations where there is difficulty because they can. How great is that?!??!

Next: I think that news organizations are the prophets of the current era. They are the ones saying look at this bad thing, and this bad thing and this bad thing. They are not actually saying “Repent!” but they are implying it. We have seen over millennia that didn't work out so well for the individuals who were called to do that job for society. The message of “Repent!” might be implied, but it still there. Pay attention. Make changes. Care about this.

The last two ponderings are things that may really challenge how you think, what you think, and what you believe. I'm not saying you need to agree. I suggest that you at least think about them in an effort to open your mind to new possibilities, for in doing that it makes it easier to See New Possibilities when we are trying to reweave our common reality.

What if the Coronavirus is actually a group entity of Higher Beings that have come to the planet to help us to move towards the next best version of Who We Really Are? We've been told by many sources that there are many off-world beings here to help us to move forward on our spiritual paths together individually and as a society. If large numbers of ET's started to reveal themselves to our physical eyes, human nature would be to revert to fear and to fight them off. Could this be a way that we can instead move towards the very changes that we want and need without the “story” about “us against them” at every turn??? Could Coronavirus be something so small that humans don't feel directly threatened and then can either believe it is real or not, but whether they want to change or not, whether they want to look in each others' eyes or not, they must. They must start to see that we really are all in this together and work together. Doesn't that accomplish the same thing without having us humans rally around a false fear of something we need to “fight off???”

And finally, and please know that I know this may “ping” many of your assumptions, beliefs, and ideas, but bear with me. Is it possible that some of the big leaders of society who do things that maybe we as individuals don't like or believe in or want to support are really far enough down their own spiritual paths that they are able and willing to fulfill very very difficult positions in society in order to help huge numbers of people who are stuck to shift? Jesus, Buddha, Kwan Yin, Genghis Khan, Machiavelli, Chairman Mao, Hitler, Idi Amin, Putin, Trump. All of these (and others) have shifted vast numbers of people with the impact of their lives. Sometimes it was more comfortable than others. Sometimes it was really hard. But usually when the agenda is from a small perspective, there are no other influences that seem to keep them in place. These types of folks seem to be protected (for a time) from the normal vigilance and balancing effects of society at large. The news is bad, but they still are in place. What they are doing are so consistently happening and often so counter-intuitive to what society at large would normally allow. They do their work in a public forum in such a way that huge numbers are forced to look at their issues, their assumptions, their beliefs, their actions, AND then they must make changes in order to go on both as an individual with integrity and as a society. Could what has kept all of these individuals in place long enough to cause large change, even change that was painful, scary, chaotic and encompassing all facets of life...could what has kept them in place be a “perfect storm” of protection and situations to teach humans to open themselves to Something Else that is Radical and more loving? And while we still have many thing to learn, we are bit by bit learning these things. And for those who don't like what is happening the corollary to this point of view is to figure out what needs changing and change it rather than to “go back to the good ol' days” of how we did things or to make small but incomplete changes when radical change is what's needed...love (all) others as you love yourself; genocide is not okay, self-centeredness and personal aggrandizement have no place in an understanding of Unity, Compassion, Unconditional Love and Oneness.

Food for thought...

Namaste'

© 2020 Karlta Zarley
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Karlta Zarley - August Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter
Volume 17; Number 27
August 26, 2020


WHY AM I SO !#*%! TIRED ALL THE TIME???


Dear Ones—I want to talk to you all about fatigue. Right now we are out of the initial phase of heightened awareness and matching energy to deal with all the changes needed in response to COVID-19, and into the ongoing adaptation and change that is needed to keep moving forward. Virtually EVERYONE I speak to all over the country in every walk of life is complaining about fatigue, including me. So if that is your experience too, let's look at this.

There is so much going on to contribute to this! 1) There are extra things that we have to do to keep ourselves and others safe from infection. This takes mindfulness all the time. If you change your current regime, you still have to remember to take a mask and possibly gloves and/or wipes; remember not to hug people or get too close, etc. Mindfulness is a spiritual muscle that needs to be developed. When that happens gradually through a daily spiritual practice like meditation where you are working on it every day, it strengthens slowly and easily. Most of us do not have (even still) a consistent daily spiritual practice of any sort. (What you do doesn't matter so long as you are doing something.) When mindfulness comes upon you all at once it is like trying to bench press 200 pounds at the gym when you really are only used to lifting bags of groceries on a consistent basis. It is really hard. 2) There are all sorts of changes that are going on society on all levels and in all places: government, health care, transportation, banking, work, etc. Humans don't as a rule like change (although this is a spectacularly wonderful time for this to happen and for us to really make some headway on the really big, “knotty problems” we've been worried about for a long time). In addition, every one of us is undergoing personal change—not just in response to what is happening around us (like being unemployed or changing jobs) but on deeper more spiritual levels. We are re-evaluating our priorities and making changes. We are looking at our beliefs and how they impact our actions and making decision about whether we want changes and if so, what those would look like (for example our role in racism, non-racism and anti-racism). That takes a great deal of energy even if we aren't aware of it on a conscious level.

Third, because of all this change and chaos, many of us aren't sleeping as well as we usually do. Americans by and large are not great sleepers anyway...anxiety, too much screen time, workaholism, addictions, etc all contribute to this. But with the added stress of change and chaos comes more anxiety which also takes energy but interrupts our sleep. 4) Over time when humans are facing extremely stressful situations, they tend to notice that stress less and less. I call that “stress-fatigue.” You simply cannot maintain the alertness of extreme stress over the long-term, so you notice stress less and go back to old patterns of living. But just because you don't “feel” it doesn't mean it isn't there. And often our old patterns of living have fewer ways that we are really taking good care of ourselves—paying attention to when we go to bed and get up, getting consistent exercise, tending our spirits every single day, regular visits to those who help us stay whole and well (like massage therapists, energy workers, spiritual directors, etc.). 5) All of this over long periods of time (like now 6 months in the U.S.) means that our stress hormones like cortisol remain high which fatigues our adrenals and rather than being able to respond, they start to get tired, slow to respond, even exhausted.

Is it any wonder we're so tired? I encourage you all to take time to think about where in your life have you become complacent about your self-care? Are you tending to your self-care by analyzing what you need on a physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and energetic level EVERY SINGLE DAY? How can you actually schedule rest and recreation time into your lives so that you are sure to get it regularly and in a quantity that is helpful? If you can't travel to see loved ones or are feeling isolated, what can you do to tend those relationships a bit? Is there something of beauty in your life that you can take care of or create as a place for your spirit to rest? Consider shifting your sleep time to going to bed a little earlier so that you might actually get a little more sleep. And of course, it is NEVER too late to start a DAILY spiritual practice of some sort—walking in nature, dancing or singing, reading uplifting texts, journaling, meditating, prayer, regular rhythmic exercise that turns your mind off, etc.

Namaste'

© 2020 Karlta Zarley
All Rights Reserved.
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Karlta Zarley - July Newsletter #2

Monthly Newsletter
Volume 17; Number 26
July 20, 2020


PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS—PART TWENTY-FOUR

Dear Ones—Since the last several newsletters have been rather long, this one is much shorter. It contains an untitled poem I found online composed by Haroon Rashid that I think is important and can serve as a contemplative reading for all of us.

We fell asleep in one world and woke up in another.

Suddenly Disney is out of magic,
Paris is no longer romantic,
New York doesn't stand up anymore,
the Chinese wall is no longer a fortress,
and Mecca is empty.

Hugs and kisses suddenly become weapons,
and not visiting parents and friends becomes an act of love.
Suddenly you realize that power, beauty and money are worthless,
and can't get you the oxygen you're fighting for.

The world continues its life and it is beautiful.
It only puts humans in cages.
I think it's sending us a message:

“You are not necessary.
The air, earth, water and sky without you are fine.
When you come back, remember that you are my guests.
Not my masters.”


So please consider where are you harboring attitudes of entitlement rather than humility. Materialism rather than conservation. “More is better” rather than “Less is more.” Where do you recycle because it is easier than decreasing your carbon footprint? Where do you refuse to reduce your carbon footprint because you can? Could you commute to work? Or even drive half the distance and then ride a bike? Where do you use re-usable bags but won't set yourself up to get food in bulk in your own glass jars? For you is it a matter of scale rather than absolutes? What more could you do?

And as it pertains to coronavirus: as society changes, and businesses and workers realize there are many benefits to working more from home, are you willing to put your energy towards that and accept that certain other parts of society might have to be refashioned? Things like commercial real estate may need to be made into inexpensive housing. Making money in the old ways (like real estate) may not be so profitable as in the past. Can you see beyond the dollars to see that investing time, talents, money and kindness in society as a WHOLE is far more profitable than making money on short-sighted investing?

I urge you to be honest with yourselves. Acknowledge there are fears and things you may not think you want in this. And be honest enough with yourselves to realize that part of not wanting certain changes is simply because you don't know the possible extent of other forms of “profitability.”

Blessings to you all!

Namaste'

© 2020 Karlta Zarley
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Karlta Zarley - July Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter
Volume 17; Number 25
July 1, 2020


PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS—PART TWENTY-THREE


Dear Ones—Coronavirus has helped all of us to slow down and look at things, both personal and societal, in new and unusual ways. Even though we yearn to “get back to normal,” we need to be aware that things can never go back to what they were before. There was too much that wasn't working for too many. That was the “old normal.” Now we need to start to really think carefully about what we want for the “new normal.” With such an unusual assist as a truly worldwide pandemic, we would be silly to not take full advantage of the opportunity this gives us to re-write the scripts of our lives and our societies.

We in the United States are still in a period of restricted interaction with each other, with businesses, with every part of the fabric of society. Some states are more open, and some are less. Many will undoubtedly need to swing between more open and more closed until we either have universal testing, tracking and treating, or until we have a useful and safe vaccine. That is all still months away, although the testing, tracking and treating route is more do-able sooner. So while we are all in this hiatus, let's use our time to start to think about what in all this is working better, not just for ourselves but for others.

Just like when we move from one home to another, we can't start packing up our household the day that the moving truck arrives, so it is with opportunities for sweeping change. Moving takes boldness and courage. More importantly it takes hope and trust. Now is the time to look within ourselves individually and within our society as a whole (both as a country and as a worldwide community) and as an act of will decide that we will acknowledge all the fear, the angst, the frustration, the anger, the grief...all the emotions that this pandemic has brought to the forefront, and then set that aside. We are not denying them! But wallowing in them by just yearning to “go back to normal” doesn't do ANYTHING to move us forward as a society.

I encourage each of you to look within and find in yourself the places where the negative reactions to the pandemic, to the response to the pandemic, to the changes it has brought to you personally and to society and to really examine them. What are those emotions really about? Fear of not-enough? Fear of being alone? Fear of dying? Fear of separation? Fear of not deserving better? In the end it will be about some form of fear. Any all of us have been working hard (whether we are aware of it or not) to let go of those fears, but there are millions of lifetimes where we have become set in our ways of cell memory and “dinged” DNA that have set up intergenerational and societal patterns that have been unresolved, or else this wouldn't come up now. Don't retreat behind, “I've already worked on that” because it wouldn't be coming up for you now if it was complete. Acknowledge the work you've done on it and then keep going. There is a rare opportunity to be done with much of this for once and for all...so that we don't have to keep going over old ground in future lifetimes.

Then make the conscious decision to really let it go. Learn the lessons you needed to learn about yourself, about others, about situations, about how things work together energetically, about human nature, about the depth and richness of our spiritual gifts, and then let it all go. Take those issues out of the backpack that you carry with you from lifetime to lifetime and move forward with more ease and lightness.

But don't stop there!!! Here is the crux of the message today (as if the above wasn't enough!): this is the time to start to identify what is working better for you or for society at large. What works better in terms of financial slavery, social justice, right to pursue life, freedom, happiness, meaningful work, education, a living wage, clean water and healthful food, trusting interpersonal interactions between all people... Even if you are worried that something won't work better for you personally but it seems to be working better for others. We all will have to compromise (which is NOT giving up what we don't care about but setting aside one thing that is important to us in order to get something bigger and more important to everyone). Pull out your trust that you don't need to be better than someone else or richer than someone else in order to live a full and satisfying life.

Make mental pictures of what that will look like in your life: how do you want your work/home balance to look that is better for you and more sustainable? What changes are needed in the world so that others may be as happy as you are so that they stop trying to get attention to pursue the very things you have been pursuing for years, generations or lifetimes? And then start to visualize what that will look like when society can open up again without fear of losing loved ones to a pandemic.

Learn to say no to filling up your life with meaningless food, interactions, meetings, keeping of the status quo. In the US in particular we assume personal worth based on how busy we are (which we think is also linked to how much money we have) and we fill our days with busyness that crowds out the spaciousness, the stillness, the flowering of our souls. How can you structure your life so that you rock back and forth between that very spaciousness and flowering of your soul on the one hand and doing your mission in the world to make it a better place for all? Not just a better place for you or for your children, but for ALL—people, plants, animals, the Earth herself, the natural resources, even those who surround us in other dimensions. How can we forget ourselves enough to experience this: WHEN WE TAKE GOOD, LOVING CARE OF EVERYONE AROUND US, OUR OWN NEEDS AND WANTS ARE TAKEN CARE OF AND WE ARE MORE LOVING AND CONTENT IN OUR LIVING.

Let's start building our new paradigm now!!!

Namaste'

© 2020 Karlta Zarley
All Rights Reserved.
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Karlta Zarley - June Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter
Volume 17; Number 24
June 26, 2020

PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS—PART TWENTY-TWO


Dear Ones—Coronavirus has given the world, but particularly the United States a magnificent opportunity to learn to work together and take care of each other. The whole reason America is in existence is because of the immigration of those who were either persecuted or starving to death. It was an act of desperation that they came here. And those who come here don't always bring their entire families—they either left their extended family behind, or their children, or they tried to bring their children but many of them perished in the trip to the new world. Once here, they survived by “pulling themselves up by their bootstraps.” They may have worked with each other but generally to the extent that it made them money, not because they saw that by working together, by caring for ALL of society, they could all as a unit do better in the world.

However in spiritual traditions around the world, a common theme is to invest to the extent that we are each able in the well-being of all those around us...not just people, but all of nature as well. Many of those spiritual traditions, at least in the United States, have been experiencing a downturn in not only their societal influence but in their day-to-day influence in our lives. Many of us have religious faith that is a composite of several traditions (like Lutheran and Jewish, or Christian and Buddhist) or “are spiritual but not religious.” But because we pick and choose what makes sense to us spiritually, we also have very little motivation to take in and act on things that are as costly and inconvenient as taking care of those who are sick, poor, and (gasp!) those we don't even like.

Yet is caring for all really that costly??? In terms of what a human attention span can notice, perhaps. It takes prayer, money, time, talent and material goods to support others that are having more difficulty than we ourselves. Particularly in the US, we have been trained by commercialism to want something for nothing. We don't talk about the energy exchange between things whether there is money involved or not. You may believe in organic foods, but if you can't afford them, you tend to buy what you can afford, rather than pick one food to make a stand on, realizing that without demand there is no supply and the cost will never go down. Or better yet, figuring out ways to not only grow your own organic vegetable garden but also configuring your time so that you make a little less money for the greater satisfaction of physical exercise, reconnecting with nature, fabulous food and less stress.

In taking care of others, we fear that we won't get our own needs met. But is that really what happens??? Are we aware of our needs versus our wants? Do we prioritize rather than “just get it all right now?” Can we delay gratification of ourselves long enough to see to someone else who is in more need or long enough to actually be able to pay for something without putting ourselves into financial slavery?

When we value others we realize that by making sure everyone has enough, we don't feel like we have to amass so much that we can never really use it ourselves. And even those who have a great deal of abundance in their lives never get to the point of giving away to others in a really meaningful way, much less the 10 percent that some religions ask that we tithe to the benefit of others. If we can't take it as a tax deduction, we don't even think about it. Still fewer of us actually went to New Orleans to help out on the ground after Hurricane Katrina, or go around the corner with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for those less fortunate.

And yet, as the financial capacity of religious institutions wanes so that they can underwrite the cost of taking care of the hungry and sick, the government isn't fully picking up the slack. Each of us has found that within our families we need to help our children, our parents, our neighbors more and more. They then can live more stable and functional lives, which gives them a greater measure of abundance in ALL things, and role models to them how to “pay it forward.” That means over time, more of us are taking care of the few. More of us feel connected to others in ways we never did before and take great pleasure in that.

This doesn't begin to address the energetics. Whatever you put out in terms of energetics, you reap ten-fold. Think about that!!! WHATEVER YOU PUT OUT IN TERMS OF ENERGETICS, YOU REAP TEN-FOLD. That applies to positives and negatives. That applies to attitude, time, possessions, relationships, money, spiritual growth, and the gifts of the spirit (those things like giving and experiencing unconditional love, joy, hope, grace, mercy, courage, harmony, healing, compassion, patience, etc.).

Doesn't that seem like good economics? So now with COVID-19, so many are focused on wearing masks or not. We don't wear masks for ourselves. Most of us don't have and can no longer buy N-95 masks which are the only ones that matter in terms of preventing yourself from getting sick. We wear masks for others. By taking care of others, that frees up medical resources. Even when we don't believe that CV-19 is real, others do and can get sick themselves. Even if our family is “safe” (whatever that means to you), it means that others are safer. The cost of providing medical care goes down. If, God forbid, someone in your family does get sick (even NOT from coronavirus) they are safer to go to the hospital and are less likely to be turned down for life-giving services because fewer others are sick in the first place. And it is not enough to be grateful to essential workers (of all kinds, but in this example in health care) because they are still working very very hard with few resources. They hearts are breaking from the intensity of the care and seeing people suffer and die daily without their loved ones near. They are hurting themselves emotionally from that, which will have an effect in the long run.

I urge you to think about ways that you can better take care of others—physically, emotionally, spiritually. How can you better interact with those you don't know by being more thoughtful, compassionate, just, merciful? How can you increase your ties to the human family, knowing that it will come back ten-fold so that your own life is richer and happier?

Namaste'

© 2020 Karlta Zarley
All Rights Reserved.
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Karlta Zarley - June Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter
Volume 17; Number 23
June 10, 2020

PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS—PART TWENTY-ONE

Dear Ones—As time goes on and more and more cultural and societal changes are happening, we can expect that more of the dark underbelly of society will be exposed. After all, we cannot move into a new paradigm if we drag the old one with us! Every single bit of our lives will need looking at, both internally and externally. Externally we will be looking at all the institutions (financial, education, health, government, etc.) as well as beliefs held by society as a whole (like financial slavery, racism and misogyny), in addition to the parts that ARE working for us like kindness, sharing, etc. Internally, we are looking at all aspects of our lives and what works for us and what doesn't—work, personal health, homes, our relationships with ourselves, others and the Earth, our beliefs, our attitudes, our expectations, our priorities, our coping mechanisms and our modus operandi. Just because it has worked for us in the past, doesn't mean it is optimal. It is only familiar.

As we make these changes, more possibilities come up for consideration. We as humans have a large, dark and sometimes scary or depressing backlog of issues that we have either been too busy to look at (like in lifetimes of starvation where every moment is spent trying to find the next turnip), or we have been procrastinating trying to distract ourselves from our misery by not looking at the very issues that cause that misery. That means there is a lot of work to do along these lines. And that means we can no longer take short-cuts, or make the easy decision in favor of the best decision, or that we can give in to our personal irritation, frustration and impatience with how things are unfolding.

The sooner we as individuals can look at the pieces that we can look at and make changes, the sooner we can more easily change what we perceive to be the harder pieces, both individually and as a society. The more willing we are to be open to this Life saving work, the easier it will be for all of us.

As we move forward, we will be called to have finer and finer levels of discernment around what we want, what works for us as individuals AND as a society. We will find ourselves looking at decisions where we must feel our way forward both in our emotions (hopefully from a Higher Perspective) and in our sensing bodies. The choices may look like there is no clear positive or negative. This is because the decisions are between more and more subtle choices.

Look at your lives. These things are already here. Where are you looking at what you thought was a decision that was working for you, only to find that you are possibly part of the problem rather than the solution? Do you see the finer connections between you and all things...not just the “good stuff” that everyone wants, but the things that we are contributing negatively to without even knowing it (like assumed privilege or discounting others beliefs because you are so sure that yours are the “right beliefs”)? In those finer connections can you see that not only you hurt yourself when you hurt someone else (which we sometimes perceive as guilt or shame), but also that when you hurt yourself (by harsh self-judgment, cynicism or lack of faith) you are hurting the whole?

If we want to return to Oneness (which is really the paradox of Unity and Individuality), that means in everything. It means that we must do our own work because it really does contribute to the healing and the growth of the Whole. I urge you to step into this whole-heartedly, not looking only for the parts that you like or want, but realizing that by taking care of All That Is, we are also taking care of ourselves.

Namaste'

© 2020 Karlta Zarley
All Rights Reserved.
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Karlta Zarley - May Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter
Volume 17; Number 22
May 21, 2020

PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS—PART TWENTY

Dear Ones—Let's think for a bit about our co-creative endeavor that we call the United States of America. Two hundred and forty-four years ago was the year that the Dreamers of our country signed the Declaration of Independence. As it turns out, 244 is about the time it takes the planet Pluto to make one revolution around the Sun. That means that this year it is in the same approximate place that it was when our country was born. And that means that there are some serious potentials for influencing where our country goes for the next 244 years! Do we want it to be like it has been? Do we want it to get better? What do we See in our Dreams for the U.S. (macrocosm) and the “us” in society (microcosm)?

In astrology, one cycle that is defined by Pluto's movement around the Sun is too long to impact a human life in terms of an entire cycle (unlike Saturn or Jupiter). But Pluto has some lessons for us if we can look at much bigger pictures. I did a little research (which as some know can be a dangerous thing), and I don't pretend to be an astrologer, but I found this interesting. The year 1989 was the year of the Harmonic Convergence, when there was enough of a critical mass point of human understanding, desire, focus and intention so that we could all come together and agree to work hard to move ourselves and our societies forward towards something Better. That is when there was enough trust that the wild, cataclysmic predictions that had been foreseen and generally accepted as being necessary to get humans to change enough to move forward in a meaningful way, were let go of enough so that total destruction of the planet was no longer necessary to achieve that end. And while I would never say that we are now on “Easy Street” regarding all sorts of planetary and societal issues, it is reassuring to know that we don't have to flush everything down the spiritual toilet and start over.

But it was also in 1989 that Pluto was as at its closest to the Sun (perihelion), and now 31 years later we are exactly 1/8th of the way along the path that Pluto takes around the Sun. So what? Well, it occurs to me, in terms of energetics and waves, that 1/8th of the way from the beginning of one energy wave (or cycle) is about the time for the “newborn” energy of the wave to become a “child.” So as an example, let's translate this into a human lifespan. If we say that a human life is about 80 years long, then 1/8th of that is 10 years. At 10 years of age, we are thinking, creative beings, but we still don't understand the long-term ramifications of things. So we as humans moving along this trajectory of stepping into a new paradigm are at that phase.

On the other hand, our country, in its cycle, would be at 80 years old (in this analogy). In other words, it is a time of transition...perhaps death, perhaps renewed life. Certainly, that is at a time when one has enough experience to see what was and wasn't working for her, and make some decisions about what might work better, not only for individuals but for the country (and dare I say it, for the world) as a whole.

So right now, this year, with help from various other heavenly bodies that are participating in conjunctions and trines and squares etc. we have an opportunity to make some decisions about our country now (in terms of reprioritizing values, reweaving society, political elections, influencing business decisions that better uphold workers and their families, how to better feed and heal ourselves, opportunities to really See each other and value our diversity and use that to better our ideas, other opportunities to really value our Oneness and Know that what hurts me will hurt you, and what hurts you will hurt me).

As individuals, we might make decisions from the point of view of that 10 year old: we may not see long-term ramifications of things, but we also see with more clarity what is Possible. We haven't been told “that can't happen” so we just trust that it can. We See what is around us with New Eyes and curiosity. We are endlessly creative, compassionate, enthusiastic, intense and Present. Let's bring those qualities to the decisions we make over the next weeks and months to every single part of our lives. Let's Believe. Let's Trust. Let's Engage. Let's fearlessly Try something new. Maybe the long-term ramifications aren't what we think they are...


Namaste'

© 2020 Karlta Zarley
All Rights Reserved.
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Karlta Zarley - May Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter
Volume 17; Number 21
May 8, 2020


PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS—PART NINETEEN


Dear Ones—

In previous newsletters about coronavirus we alluded to death of many things, like death to how we do business as usual, or taking certain things for granted like being together whenever we wanted to. But here I want to think about this more personally.

What can we gain from the death of our expecting things to turn out a certain way that we have control over? When we think that we have control over many things, and when we are used to always having certain resources in our lives to use however we want, that can become a sense of entitlement. Sometimes we think that we should have more control over others' lives because we know better than they do what they need. Or possibly we just take for granted that some circumstance, some level of financial affluence, some relationship where we think we are “needed” is really our being over-controlling or hovering. We have lost our gratitude, our sense of our selves...

What about the idea that if change is going to happen, it is up to us? We can become dissatisfied with things that actually are petty or unnecessary but we don't notice that because we're “on a roll.” Or maybe we've taken that a little too far so that we think that we are responsible for every one else's finances, choices, goals, happiness or well-being, and now we are burned out, exhausted, overwhelmed, resentful and we might not even realize that we did it to ourselves...

When was the last time that you found yourself arguing about something so petty that you actually wondered how you got there? Or perhaps you didn't even notice until someone (often a child) asks “Why are you arguing about that? I thought you didn't believe in/like/want to be involved in that anyway?”...

When was the last time that you told yourself that you are stuck in some kind of cycle of feeling, or reaction, or expectation that others are out to hurt you, and you wanted to let that go, but didn't know how to do that? When did you start to rationalize the “okay-ness” of your own fear-mongering to yourself?...

When did you become prickly, irritable, impatient? Or maybe you wear a mask not for protection in social distancing situations, but to hide your real self from who you so desperately want others to believe you are? Do you like feeling like that? Aren't you exhausted by that?

When did our collective sense of humor become so mean-spirited? So cynical? When did that become a (not very nice) way of coping with stressors that we didn't notice we had or didn't want to look at and resolve?

Some of you might not find yourselves in any of these scenarios—that's good, but don't think you are “off the hook.” Look at where you are not living in true authenticity to Who You Really Are and Who You Want to Be. We ALL have something. I urge you to look for it and heal it.

For those of you who see yourselves in some piece of this, and I encourage you to be brutally honest with yourselves, stop and trace it back to where it started and why. What was happening then that you need to have compassion for (either yourself or for others) and forgive so that you can let it go? Are there steps you need to take with others to resolve something or clear the air between you?

How can you visualize yourself acting differently in a similar situation so that you can start the process of changing your behavior for the next time you are in that situation? How can you stop judging yourself so harshly so that it doesn't have to “come out sideways” towards someone else that you might be irritated or impatient with?

As you learn to treat yourselves with total gentleness and compassion, you will see that your relationships to others, to situations, even to the Unknown, can be less bothersome for you and that you are living more at ease. I urge you to use this time wisely. Don't distract yourself with busyness. No effort at self-improvement or healing is wasted, ever!

Isn't this more important than anything else right now, so that we can be Ready to move forward when the Time comes?

Namaste'

© 2020 Karlta Zarley
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Monthly Newsletter
Volume 17; Number 20
April 29, 2020


PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS—PART EIGHTEEN


Dear Ones—

We are living in a chapter of history where we are being forced to learn mindfulness. There are those who have been living mindfully and are learning to be mindful in new and more consistent ways. There are those who wanted to live mindfully are learning how to do it consistently, and there are those who don't even know what mindfulness is who are learning it in its early steps.

Mindfulness: being focused and in the now, not thinking of the future or past, only the present. Going to the grocery store now has so many more steps to it: put on your gloves, put on your mask, take only your list and your credit card, go pick out your groceries while complying with social distancing (that is co-processing), unload your cart, take off one glove and throw it away and with that “clean” hand reach for your credit card and pay for the groceries. Load them into the cart with the hand still gloved. Push the cart with the gloved hand only, open the car with the “clean” ungloved hand and put the groceries in the car with the gloved hand. Close the car with the ungloved hand, put the cart away with the gloved hand. Enter the driver's seat using only the ungloved hand, and before closing the door or touching anything else you remove your mask with the gloved hand, put the mask on the seat, carefully remove the glove and drop it in the garbage, open the package of cleaning wipes on the front seat and wipe the your hands, close the door and leave...You aren't even home yet to wash your groceries and get them put away. This doesn't even address what you are doing with your mail, how you wash your clothes or clean your house.

Maintaining this level of focus is taxing on the brain, more so for some people than for others. And the time spent in constant focus (because the moment you lose focus you start touching your face or you touch something with your ungloved hand and now it isn't “clean” anymore) is fatiguing until you get used to staying focused for longer and longer periods of time. Focus is a “muscle” that needs to be strengthened through use.

This is helping us to learn how to engage our Higher Selves in control of our whole organism—our body, mind, spirit, energy field, beliefs, emotions, etc. We are wondrously created and every single part of us is a Gift from Beyond—our personalities, our emotions, our subconscious and unconscious, etc. But we were created in a way that the Higher Self, our best self, our Spirit acts like the supervisor to oversee operations. When our Higher Self isn't functioning in this way, the other parts try to pick up the slack but they aren't made for that job. The personality worries to bring issues to our attention. Our emotions and beliefs run away with us in ways that aren't always helpful because we think they define us and our world which simply isn't Truth. Our subconscious minds can slow us down or self-sabotage us in an effort to get us to stop and see what is really happening.

But when our Higher Selves are in control, the other “worker bee” parts can settle down and do their jobs to bring in extra information, help us to sense how others or our surroundings are, and to enrich our lives. This also keeps us out of so much worry and mind-chatter. Mindfulness is something that we have been trying to work on for years but many of us just get too distracted or don't know how to do it. Now we are made to do it, and over time we will get the hang of it and see how much easier life is when living mindfully all the time.

Another step towards Mastery!!

Namaste'

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Volume 17; Number 19
April 24, 2020


PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS—PART SEVENTEEN


Dear Ones—

We live in a “crucible time.” What the heck does that mean??? A crucible is a place in the laboratory where you exert pressure and heat (extreme conditions) to change one thing into another. This is what the alchemists of old were doing when they would put tin or some other base substance in a crucible and exert heat and pressure trying to turn it into gold. In nature, the thick mats of leaves and branches that littered the forest floor after a massive forest fire would leave behind a layer of charcoal. With a little time and pressure that became graphite, but with more time and intense pressure and heat it becomes diamonds (ooh la la! “A girl's best friend!).

So back to the present: we live in times where there are extreme conditions. Extremes of weather and nature. Extreme risks to our finances and/or health. Extremes between political parties and points of view, or between the various other polarities that are in our lives seemingly everywhere we look. This crucible is the very condition that helps us individually and as a worldwide society to completely change from a black substance that leaves marks on our skin that are yucky (charcoal) to something that is the hardest known substance on the planet AND is beautiful and filled with rainbows and reflected Light.

We also are at a time when I think that as a society we are in the process of transforming from seeing the world from the point of view of a child (the developmental age of which depends on which part of society—American? German? Chinese? Nigerian? Bolivian?), to seeing the world through the point of view of an adult. Toddlers playing together think “My toys are mine and yours are mine.” Teenagers take risks because they think they will never die. Their points of view are based on how they see the world from their own perspective and the impulsiveness of getting what they want “right now” no matter what.

But through this crucible time we are transforming from a child-like way of seeing the world, a child-like modus operandi, to an adult perspective. That perspective is one of taking care of ourselves and our possessions because they are precious; taking care of other beings (parents, children, pets, friends) because they are important; taking care of societal issues to better society for others and for the future. We put aside our own needs and wants in order to care for others, knowing that by caring for them, most if not all, of our own needs also get taken care of.

Yes, some of us have already found that out and are living that life. We are the “100 monkeys”...the critical mass that allows others to also learn it and have the opportunity to transform themselves into their “diamond self.” And when this is over, there will probably be people who will yearn for the “good old days” before this COVID-19 era, wanting to get back to what they are familiar with and not realizing that if given a chance they might actually prefer the new way things can be.

I urge you to be open-minded, patient, ready to make a change that will help you and all of the world. But balance that with the cautiousness needed to keep that very world safe: new ways that work better for those who were struggling before; cleaner air and smaller carbon footprints; continued “flattening of the curve” so that those who are at risk of getting sick stay as well as they can and protecting our essential workers.

We all get a little cabin-fever. We are tired of washing our groceries. We are tired of wearing a hot mask. Be grateful for what you do have—a job to go back to, a support network you can talk to on the phone, more time with your family, more time to take care of yourself. Learn to embody that in such a way that when this is all lifted you can live in better balance and stop creating for yourself high levels of stress that you don't really need (or like...or want).

Allow this time to change you for the better: more kind, more compassionate, more generous of spirit, more courageous, more trusting, more loving.

Namaste'

© 2020 Karlta Zarley
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Monthly Newsletter
Volume 17; Number 18
April 23, 2020


PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS—PART SIXTEEN


Dear Ones—

One of the tasks that this virus is asking us to look at is our relationship to death. This can be physical death, but it can also be the death of bad habits, the death of being controlling, the death of old ways or relationships or even jobs that weren't serving us very well to begin with. It can be the death of the status quo, death of living in a society so reactive that we were afraid to let our kids play in the back yard, death of being unhappy and over-stressed, anxious and overwhelmed.

These changes in society are the perfect opportunity to think outside the box and figure out what parts of our lives were working for us before, and of those parts, what worked “well” and what worked “okay.” It also forces us to make changes that we wouldn't necessarily have thought of. I spoke earlier about changes that working from home can bring to light. But what about this: by working at home with fewer distractions (in the form of drop-in co-workers or endless, mindless meetings) we might get as much done but it takes us less time. We become more efficient.

What about the person that you have grown apart from and you have little or nothing in common with anymore? Maybe you are less wasteful than you were because you can't run out and get more of something—it is either in short supply or you can't afford it. That means you eat food before it goes bad. You drive only where you must go, rather than to places that you thought you had to go. All of this means financial savings, less pollution, more birds, cleaner air.

But you get all those things, right? So let's look at the “biggie:” our fear of death, and in this day and age that might mean that we die alone or the opposite side of that coin that we can't be with a loved one when they die. That's big for some people!

But what about this:
What if we aren't really alone?

What if in this moment of taking better care of ourselves, not just physically but also of our
spirits, we get back in touch with the understanding that we are not really alone? If we really are all One, how can we be alone? Have we confused “individuality” with “alone?” But you can be in a relationship and still retain your individuality, so why don't we see that at play in our relationships to each other?

And what about our Higher Selves or Spirits or Souls or whatever you want to call that? That is as much a part of us as our bodies and our thoughts and our emotions, except for one big thing: our souls are more than the roles we play, the thoughts, beliefs and emotions that we have, the jobs we do. Your Soul is what goes on forever when the “earth suit” of the body is taken off. That soul never leaves us. And it has never truly been separated from the Supreme Creator.

We can quiet our minds and hearts and sense into other people, the future, other lifetimes, some of us even into other dimensions. Let's use that tool now so that we don't allow the overall energy signature of our bodies to go down in fear and overwhelm. We grieve losses, and it is right that we do that, but way down deep in our core, where the “small still voice” speaks to us, we know Truth. We are not alone. No matter what it looks like from the outside.

Trust that.

Only that.

Namaste'

© 2020 Karlta Zarley
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Monthly Newsletter
Volume 17; Number 17
April 17, 2020


PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS—PART FIFTEEN


Dear Ones—

Bless the coronavirus. Yes, I know, but bless the coronavirus. I am not making light of how difficult this time if for people—financial fears, health fears, not to mention a complete re-ordering of all of society and the chaos that entails. But without something that humans can get bogged down in the “fight WITH” in order to distract them from the “fight about,” we can't really make the leap forward. We tend to get so focused on “us against them” and “tit for tat” that we forget what we ultimately want, and that often times the opportunity to change looks nothing like what we thought it would.

It brings us another life-form that is simply trying to live in its niche, just like all of us (polar bears, elm trees, the Mexican restaurant on the corner, etc.). So while this is hard and scary, we also have no choice but to allow it to change us. (Remember all the talk over the months from Spirit about equanimity?)

So now, let's use this time to our advantage. We have no choice, so let's just do that. (Remember talk about surrender?) What is it that we value? What do we want more of? Family time? A living wage with benefits or some other way of having our most basic needs taken care of that we can afford? Meaningful work? Decreasing our carbon footprint? Lightening the load of pollution? Decreasing the cost of doing business? Keeping the parts of our society that work (like beneficial capitalism—e.g.: market forces that drive innovation), but getting rid of the parts that don't work (like toxic capitalism—e.g.: greed or financial enslavement).

Enter working from home. Decreases the cost of doing the business, less commute time with lower pollution and smaller carbon footprint, more money available for benefits perhaps while keeping the cost of goods and services reasonable... That is one scenario. Look at it another way, rather than fighting among ourselves and devolving to “the war on everything,” we can get back to working together, valuing each other, taking care of each other...in other words not being alone. And when we really are together (in the flesh or even electronically) we are fully Present and grateful, and the quality of our relationships goes up. We feel less stress and more supported as individuals, and this translates into better physical, emotional and spiritual health across the board. (Remember internal consistency? Remember self-care as more than eating, sleeping and exercising right?)

We put things into better perspective, like being a “society” of real people rather than an “economy” that can be manipulated by spending to “keep up with the Joneses,” greed and conning each other. We start to think independently and take back our personal power so that we all feel better about ourselves. (Remember getting rid of self-induced energy leaks that are so huge we can't re-accumulate our life force?) Whoa, that doesn't sound too bad, does it?

I encourage you all to think for yourself what you really want to prioritize: money-chasing time vs. family time, responsibility vs freedom and how they both contribute to feeling good about yourself, physical well-being vs. the well-being of your spirit. Think about this not only for the short term (like the next year), but most importantly for the rest of your lives. This episode in our collective lives offers us an opportunity to make drastic change towards what we really do want. It has shaken us from the status quo and the conundrum of how to change what we have to what we want without creating chaos. The chaos is there; let's use it as a tool to our advantage!!! Where are we or our opinions, beliefs and emotions enslaved and where would we like to take back our power? Where do you want to work smarter rather than just running on a treadmill that will never stop until you are so tired it throws you off the back end when you can't keep up?

How can we shift seeing money from the point of view of “not enough” to the point of view of abundance? How do we change our decision-making towards “high quality” (which makes it more satisfying, longer lasting and fills more than one need at a time) rather than “high cost?” And most importantly, how can we take good care of each other, knowing that by doing that we are also taking good care of ourselves?

So yes, bless the coronavirus!

Namaste'


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Volume 17; Number 16
April 15, 2020


PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS—PART FOURTEEN


Dear Ones—

Over the last several years our society has become more and more polarized. Of course we see this best in American society, but we have seen it happening all over the world. Polarization on a individual level has also occurred. That is seen in the preponderance of people being either firmly attached to their First Chakra or their Seventh Chakra.

Those who are in the “First Chakra camp” are those who focus most of their time on survival, security, money and clan. By “clan” we don't mean family, although that may be a part of it. We mean “clan” in terms of “us against them”; the Hatfields and McCoys, “Real Americans” vs “Illegal Aliens.” These folks want jobs, healthcare, education and the American Dream only for those born in this country, particularly if they were born here as second generation or older, conveniently forgetting that is how most of us got here. They want more money and more money, no matter how they get it. There is an element of anxiety, fear and even panic that drives this point of view—that there isn't enough, and because of this their focus is mostly on themselves and their loved ones.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but no matter where you are hanging out most of the time, ALL OF US have some aspects of this in our lives. Granted, some of us have more than others, but there isn't a single one of us who hasn't at least wondered for moment “will I have enough?” And please remember, if we only wondered “will I have enough?” for a moment, that wouldn't be the problem. We often become obsessed in our thoughts, plans and actions on this point.

Then there are the folks who are firmly ensconced in the “Seventh Chakra camp.” They are perpetually ungrounded and not terribly effective in the 3D world. They love the feeling of meditative bliss. They often say, “Can't we all just get along?” They live in a fantasy world of denial and not seeing things clearly. They feel so traumatized by the 3D world that they want to withdraw and not be in their bodies, which is why they are ungrounded. In psychological terms they are “dissociated.” As an energy worker, I have noticed that about 80% of my clientele spends much of their time ungrounded.

Again, no matter where we tend to fall in this polarity, we all have moments of having some aspects of this in our lives as well. I want you to pause right now and think about yourself. Where do you have aspects stuck in the First Chakra point of view? What triggers this? Are those triggers still reasonable? Where do you have aspects stuck in the Seventh Chakra point of view? Do you use this to avoid doing your mission? Do you wonder “why I feel stuck” when really you might be sticking yourself there because you want to avoid unpleasantness? And finally, where do you spend most of your time? Please be honest with yourselves, no one is looking but you... You can't grow without looking at this. If you decide that you simply don't want to do this level of work in this lifetime, that is fine, but I suggest that you contact me and request to be taken off my email newsletter list so that further newsletters don't bother you.

Thanks to the coronavirus, the beauty of this time away from our usual routines is that we can start to see something new, for society and for ourselves individually. We need a balance of looking at the First Chakra issues of safety, security and money because that motivates us to plan ahead as we can, change how we do “business as usual,” and innovate. That needs to be balanced with the Seventh Chakra issues of centeredness, connection beyond the physical, and seeing the world through the eyes of being One—what hurts you, hurts me; even if I am asymptomatic, if I spread illness there may not be a ventilator for my own loved ones or yours. This is summed up by “What is good for the Whole, is good for me.”

We all need this time to shine light on where we tend to spend our time. Ultimately, we want to be Masters of our Spirits. That doesn't mean we only sit in meditative bliss all day. Sitting in bliss is what pours water back into the pitchers of our lives—the vessels that we use to make the world a better place for all. We can't keep pouring out if we don't pour back in periodically. And our lives have no real meaning if we don't have a purpose in life. That purpose is our various missions, which we have talked about at length. Knowing and living our purposes is what ultimately makes each of us fulfilled and content.

Ultimately, what we need to do is manage our lives from the entire spectrum of the seven chakras: sometimes survival (1st), sometimes emotional (2nd), sometimes self-care (3rd), relationships (4th), speaking truth and manifesting (5th), visualizing what we need and want (6th), and resting in our relationship with our own Divinity (7th). Home base is where all the chakras meet—at the Fourth, the Heart Chakra. That is where we have relationships with ourselves, others, projects, ideas, Earth and the Divine. And that is where the Spiritual Gifts lie: Forgiveness, Mercy, Grace, Joy, Hope, Courage, Unconditional Love and Altruism.

Mastery is when we use the Fourth Chakra as our home base, and constantly, effortlessly glide from chakra to chakra, using the gifts and powers of each to attend to the work in front of us, the people in front of us, moment by moment.

Namaste'

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Volume 17; Number 15
April 13, 2020


PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS—PART THIRTEEN


Dear Ones—

One of the things you can do to help protect yourself from coronavirus is to keep your personal energy signature as high as you can. We know that if there are other co-existing health issues, you are more vulnerable to this virus. And things like addictions (to anything), alcohol, drugs (not to be confused with medications), coffee (tea is okay, and it isn't the caffeine!), and sugar all lower our vibrations. But it doesn't stop at the physical level.

The more you dwell in negative emotional states, the more vulnerable you are as well. Things like anger, fear, rage, loneliness, despair, hopelessness, sorrow, grief, regret, worry, frustration, irritation, impatience, etc. all decrease your overall energy signature.

So what do you do? Just push those things aside? No, because that means they are still there but under the surface where they can fester and become bigger, like a sliver that you can't get out. First find supplements that you can take to boost your immune system so that you are doing what you can to support the body. Vitamin C, elderberry, marshmallow, mullein, olive leaf, oregano oil, echinacea, and many others, all help support the immune system. You don't need them all at the same time, but two or three things taken two or three times a day are a great help. Then once you've been consistently taking those for a day or so, then a) take the time to go into whatever emotions you are experiencing and really feel them. Acknowledge them and that they are part of what you are going through in that moment. b) Ask those emotions if there is something further that you need to address regarding them—old situations, relationships, projects, or events that you need to learn something from so that you can genuinely let them go. If issues come up that you thought you dealt with in the past, that means you haven't finished working on them. Open your heart to new lessons that might be there but are not the first things you looked at—more subtle things, more “behind-the-scenes” things. c) Do your forgiveness work: forgive yourself, others, situations, randomness, even the Divine if you need to. And then d) let them go: set your intention to let them go. Do a ritual to let them go. If you can't forgive and let them go in one pass, keep working on it by going back to those steps every day until you have succeeded.

Whatever you do, do NOT allow yourself to wallow in whatever it was that you were feeling. Distract yourself with something positive. Reach out to your support network. Take care of yourself not only physically but also spiritually. Spiritual self-care means that however you do it, you are quieting AND uplifting your spirit.

Finally, all along find ways to raise your frequency: do things for others to help them; plan ways to take care of yourself and your family; plant gardens not only for food but for the exercise and the beauty; get outdoors, particularly in the sunshine; move in some way—dance, garden, rake, walk, yoga, etc.; use essential oils, flower essences or herbs; find some form of spiritual practice and DO IT DAILY. It doesn't matter what you pick—prayer, meditation, hot baths, regular rhythmic exercise, yoga, tai chi, chi gong, journaling, reading uplifting texts, communing with Nature, dancing, singing...you know the list—I've given it many times before. JUST DO IT! Everyday... Many times a day... No matter what!

These things address raising your frequency short and long-term for life-long health. I know all of these things have been mentioned over the recent years. That was to train us all in finding them and learning to use them to help ourselves. Now we know why we've been taught this over and over. Use them! The time has come! If you aren't at or near top-form, your helpfulness to others isn't as effective.

Stay focused on the positive. Notice the social trends that are positive, like insurance companies offering assistance with lower premiums; creditors delaying payment deadlines; efforts to get testing (and I hope soon antibody testing) available to larger and larger numbers. Kindness between people—waving to strangers; greeting or singing to others from afar; reaching out to loved ones even if it isn't in the form you would like; efforts to frequent businesses that are vulnerable by buying even when it isn't “necessary,” or offering to pay service people a little more than usual until the economy improves; participating in cheering for front-lines workers everywhere; and working together to make a difference (like the men who got together to drive ventilators to NYC 1600 miles in two days).

We must all work together to get through this. But give as much (if not more) attention to the positive things that are evidence of this happening. THIS IS HOW WE RETURN TO ONENESS WHILE EMBRACING INDIVIDUALITY.

Namaste'

© 2020 Karlta Zarley
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Volume 17; Number 14
April 9, 2020


PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS—PART TWELVE


Dear Ones—

The ongoing nature of the adjustments that we have all made is starting to drag on people's psyche. I've heard it over and over this week. But I would like to point out that when we need to make long-term, across-the-board changes, it takes time to firmly start a new habit or pattern. Some say at least a month. I would actually say perhaps a little longer.

If we really want people to be kind again, thinking of everyone around them rather than just themselves, understanding of the complexity of an issue so that changes are well thought out and comprehensive not only in what is to be done, but how it is to be implemented, etc., then we ALL need to look at everything around us: our institutions, our way of communicating with each other, the way we make our incomes, the way we do business, what we laugh at, etc.

Even more importantly, we need to look within ourselves! Is it okay to laugh at someone else's expense? Is it still okay if it is us that is being laughed at in a moment of weakness or error? Is it okay for me to make $1,000,000 by conning the system or other people out of what they legitimately need not to get ahead but just to stay alive? Can we agree together on a direction for anything to move forward (a project, a business, a country...) if we can't agree that your needs are as important to me as my needs? Can we solve humanity's problems if we all are unwilling to compromise in service to the greater good?

These are changes that require more than the “critical mass” point of society to agree upon. We have seen that large scale of change can't be achieved by one group convincing, leaning on, manipulating, shaming or threatening another group. It CAN happen when something outside of our species, outside of our region, outside of our politics changes the playing field, and we learn again that we really MUST all work together to survive. That is what this virus is doing for us.

And if it takes many weeks or months or (dare I think it?!?!?) even a year of adaptation, consistency and learning to work together, long enough to actually come to appreciate the experience and each others' contributions in that experience, then isn't that a worthwhile cost? The long-term nature of this pandemic helps us to get over our own areas where we “think small” so that we can make change and sustain it long enough that is becomes not only a good new habit, but the new norm.

Does that mean that we won't slip into frustration at the changes? Fear of the virus and its unintended outcomes? No, we will, because we are humans and we have learned to want what we want. But what do we want more? That is what we must make pro-active decisions about. So when you have those moments of yearning for how it was “before,” remember the downside to those times. Take a moment to clear your own energies of attachments to that old way of doing things, thinking things, having things, and then step back into compassion for yourself and others.

This is how we genuinely learn to have compassion for all. This is how we figure out that every time I hurt you, I am also hurting myself. This is how we learn to clean up our own messes and take responsibility, which is empowering and noble and embodies deep inner strength and mastery.

We're doing great!!! Keep up the good work! Have heart! We're doing it! We just have to keep doing it until it is our new Way of Being.

Namaste'

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Volume 17; Number 13
April 6, 2020


PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS—PART ELEVEN


Dear Ones—

For decades there has been a shift away from being totally in touch with the Earth. As farming as a way of life has become mostly about mega-agritech companies and more and more people leave the land to live either in apartments, or perhaps with a small 1/3 acre of land with their house which is mostly grass that is minimally interacted with, humans have forgotten how to find themselves Within. They feel like they have less control, less of a sense of Who They Are...even that they have less time for introspection to perceive all their inner resources.

Then they more easily jump to anxiety, fear and panic. There is less of a sense that they can just deal with whatever comes their way, even if it might be hard or unpleasant. And now we have this wonderful opportunity to withdraw from the outer world and reconnect with our Inner World. We don't have to explain it to ourselves or others, asking for allowances or even forgiveness. Social distancing is a gift while we have it, like so many things if we have the eyes to See.

Humanity is moving through a societal “choice-point”...a time when EVERYONE must make a proactive choice about what they want. Some have seen it coming and already chosen what they want. Others didn't want to choose Spiritual Mastery, fearing that it would be too hard or overwhelming and they didn't want to choose. Others were told what to choose by their family of origin, their traditions, even by advertizing and they just went along with it. These last two are not proactive choices, they are default choices. People think they will be “bad” if they don't want to make a choice to proceed towards Mastery right now and they can't bear the thought of that.

Think of this choice-point like this: when you get ready to have surgery, the medical team goes over the procedure and all the risk factors, and then you have to sign the consent. If you are an adult and are able to make your own decisions, you can't just have someone else sign the consent. You can ask the medical team what they would do in the same situation, but they can't sign the consent for you. You have to decide whether or not to sign the consent yourself. That is an active choice-point.

We have seen what happens when part of society shames others into thinking or doing what they don't want to do or don't see as important, by talking about being “politically correct.” Those shamed try to be a certain way, but it wasn't a choice made voluntarily, it was forced on them. And there is a backlash, a rebellion.

Now is the time to make your own decision about what is important to you. Do you want to stop reinventing the wheel and learn from others, or would you rather learn to do it yourself? Do you want to actively work towards Mastery on your Spiritual Path or just take it easy and not work so hard? Do you want to lay up treasure on earth or “treasure in heaven?”

We think these are trick questions because others and even we ourselves judge the answers. We think that if we choose one we will have to totally give up the other. But here's the paradox...and remember that paradox is a sign that points us towards our own divinity. The Universe, or God, or Allah, or Yahweh, or Supreme Creator, or your Higher Self or whatever you want to call That doesn't actually care what you choose. Only people do. And ever since the decision was made to explore Oneness through separation, there has been a longing to get back to that sense of Oneness that acts like an internal homing signal to help us find our Way. We will all end up back at that station at some point, but we will all take different buses and cars, boats and planes to get there. HOW we do it doesn't matter.

And unlike what we've been told, there are ways to “have it both ways.” You can follow your Spiritual Path AND it can be easy enough to maintain. There may be “course corrections,” but those can happen with a default choice as well. AND you really can't get off your Spiritual Path! Your perception of it might be limited or non-existent. You might be going so slowly that you can't believe that you are actually moving forward. You might even think that what looks like taking “3 steps backwards” is failing when it really is just searching for a little tiny game trail in the woods that isn't marked but you know it is the one to take.

There are so many dimensions and they all co-exist with each other. We may only perceive the one dimension that we all share, but trust me when I say that I have experienced the juxtaposition of many dimensions all next to each other!

So what does this have to do with the Coronavirus? This is a chance to get back in touch with Stillness, to lay aside the outer trappings of how things “should be” and tap into What Is. It is a time to really think about your priorities and decide: do you want to rest for a bit but you'll pick up the pace later on your Path? Do you really want to achieve Mastery when there are so many things coming together to synergize our efforts now? Are you willing to lay aside the ease of lazily dawdling on your Path, realizing that it doesn't fill you with joy and strength and conviction, and try what you might really want with all your being but are afraid you might succeed at? Can you trust that you can move rapidly forward on your Path AND also enjoy your family and your work in the world?

Humanity needed a wake-up call and now we have one. Use this time to go deep within. It isn't death that scares us; it is the thought of going to our graves unfulfilled by not reaching the full potential of our Spirits. What do you really want for yourself? For the children in your lives? For the future? What gives you the most profound and abiding joy? What work seems effortless because it is such a part of Who You Really Are? How to do you fashion a life that reflects these things, and start making the choices that can bring that closer to Reality for you? Are you willing to show up in the world feeling and thinking and wanting and doing the very things you most want to manifest in our world?

This is a great opportunity!

Namaste'

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Karlta Zarley - April Newsletter - Part Ten
Volume 17; Number 11
April 1, 2020

PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS - PART TEN


Dear Ones—

This is a time when things are changing very quickly. It is forcing us to learn to make good decisions while things are in motion. This improves our flexibility, which in turn improves our ability to change without it stopping us in our tracks. This is a big step on the Spiritual Path of inner growth! And ultimately, it is necessary to learn to do this, so that we can become fully telepathic, jump time and instantly manifest.

So let's stop and think through some things that should help with this. Where are you not living in full integrity? Could it be that you delight in another's misfortune or exaggerate a story to get a laugh? Do you “tell a little white lie” in order not to hurt someone or to protect yourself? Do you claim all income from your business to the IRS, but not the cash or the tips because “no one can track those?”

Do you not fully engage with others because you hide behind a mask from Who You Really Are, afraid that they won't like or approve of you if they “really knew you?” Have you made a claim that you ordered something to be delivered but when it arrived it “wasn't in the damaged box,” just to get a second item for free? Or have you misrepresented your need for medical care or some other “special dispensation” that was needed, not because you were truly in need, but because you were afraid you wouldn't be seen, be believed or have enough?

And in this time of COVID-19 fears and panic, have you bought what you need but resisted the urge to buy to excess? Or have you bought so much of whatever...toilet paper, gloves, masks, etc. that now there are huge shortages? Did you do that so you could make money off of others who “just didn't think ahead?” Have you done something because you “could” but not because you “should?”

I'm not saying you are not entitled to get what you truly need, but getting more than you need is like preventing others who have very little from getting enough just so you can have a huge and sometimes unreasonable cushion or advantage. What if you were the one who “didn't want to be told what to do,” or didn't believe “it could happen to you,” and exposed yourself to others, and then got terribly sick from COVID-19 and desperately went to the ER, only to be denied care because there were no more respirators?

So if you have had these or any other lapses in judgment, and we all make mistakes, now think about how you can fix your behavior so that you are living in better integrity. Give up your mask of perfection to be authentic, even if you feel vulnerable. Make amends where you need to. Change your life so that you can go forward living without fearing your shadow. This is what makes you truly free. This is what protects you from being manipulated. This is what makes you Whole.

We DO depend on each other, even strangers. We ARE all in this together. This is our opportunity to free ourselves AND step more fully into the “human family.”

May all beings be healthy. May all beings live in harmony. May all beings be happy.

Namaste'

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Karlta Zarley - March Newsletter - Part Nine
Volume 17; Number 11
March 29, 2020

PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS - PART NINE


Dear Ones—

Many have commented on how staying at home so much has slowed them down so that they can focus on staying connected, even from a distance, to those they love most; that the lack of commuting has quieted the sound in the city-centers and brought back the birds and other wildlife; and that the Earth herself seems less roiled up. Think about this Stillness, in and around us all, and notice how that is energetically balancing the chatter, scurrying, anxiety, fear and panic to be found in humanity...

What a gift that is, to have some large-scale balance naturally occurring to offset humanity!

I don't think we would have noticed this effect had we not had this COVID-19 experience.

Not that I wish anyone to get very sick and/or die of COVID-19, but thank goodness for it coming to teach us and the opportunity to see things from perspectives that normally we would never see!

May all beings be healthy. May all beings be connected. May all beings grow in the Light.

Namaste'

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Karlta Zarley - March Newsletter - Part Eight
Volume 17; Number 10
March 29, 2020

PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS - PART EIGHT


Dear Ones—

Friday the US hit the 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 mark. Please know these several things, which are really hard to fathom:

--Cases are increasing by a factor of 10 every week. If things stay the same, then in one week, April 3, we should be on track to have 1 million cases confirmed.
--Confirmed cases in the US are the folks who are the sickest that are seeking medical treatment at hospitals, and therefore more likely to pass away from this infection. If the death rate is assumed to be 2% of those with confirmed cases (and that number is varying somewhat as we get more information), then of those first 1,000,000 cases, twenty thousand will die.
--Those numbers might well go up as our hospitals are overwhelmed with cases while facing equipment shortages.
--Remember that we have also had a shortage of doctors and nurses in this country for about 30 years, since I was in nursing school way back in the dark ages. We have coped with this by discharging people earlier and earlier, and having higher staffing ratios (rather than 3-5 patients per nurse on a regular hospital floor, that has gone up, with the night shift having much higher numbers than any other shift). On top of this our health care workers are getting sick which makes the shortage even more acute.

So that is pretty bleak information. Please make sure you are doing everything you can to physically stay away from others; clean ANYTHING that comes into your house; eat well; get plenty of rest; and boost your immune system! Please urge others to do the same and if they won't, cut off your contact with them! And if you are sick, STAY HOME OR GO TO THE HOSPITAL IF YOU CAN'T BREATHE!!

This sounds bad, doesn't it? But there is one more thing that no one is talking about, but it is starting to happen. Hospitals are so overwhelmed that they are completely refusing to allow family members to come in to visit. It isn't clear to me yet if that is only for COVID-19 patients or for all patients, but I know that even if you are going in for regularly scheduled chemotherapy for cancer treatment at the University of Michigan Health System right now, you only get one person to accompany you, and that person has to stay next to you for the entire time you are there...no wandering around.

But think through this further: if COVID-19 patients don't get visitors, that means that as people die...potentially speaking, as perhaps your own loved ones, or God forbid even you or I are dying, we must be alone to do it. A hospital in Seattle is having armed guards turn away all visitors from the hospital. Think about that a minute...

In our country, we are notoriously bad at facing and talking about almost anything that has to do with death. So, putting this all together, I want to urge EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU to please consider these things:
--do what you can to not only stay healthy but to not spread it to anyone else even if they are strangers to you.
--consider now whether you are willing to get the vaccine when it is ready, which optimistically speaking may be as long as 18 months.
--there may come a time when decisions have to be made about who in the ICU can actually have a respirator, based on the likelihood that they will recover or not. How do you feel about that? Can you work through those issues now? You don't have to have an answer for this, but at least know this is a realistic possibility.
--MOST IMPORTANTLY: think about ALL your relationships. Do you have unfinished business with ANYONE, close or not, that you need to get to closure? Then be the first to take steps to bring closure to those issues, those situations and those relationships that need it. Even if you feel awkward or don't know where to start, start by saying that...”I don't know how to approach this, but I'd like to clear the air...”

Things are happening fast with this pandemic, and you may not even have time to call someone once you find out they are sick. There are many out there who presumably have COVID-19 but haven't been tested because we are still short of tests. For the most part, to be tested you have to be pretty sick, and from there to “unable to take a phone call” can be lightening quick. Makeshift ICU's will not have the luxury of a phone by every bedside, and generally cell phones are not allowed in ICU's because they interfere with all the high tech equipment used to keep people alive.

Please call your loved ones. Tell them you love them, forgive them, ask for forgiveness. Do whatever you need to do to take care of the unfinished business you have in your lives now before it's too late!

Tomorrow I hope to write another newsletter on a more uplifting topic, but sometimes in challenging times we have to face hard facts and deal with them so that we can live with a more open heart.

May all beings live courageously. May all beings be healthy. May all beings connect in Love.

Namaste'

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Karlta Zarley - March Newsletter - Part Seven
Volume 17; Number 9
March 25, 2020

PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS - PART SEVEN


Dear Ones—

As I look at this virus and the field of a person who is affected by the virus, I realize that among other things, this virus has the capacity to release vast amounts of current and backlogged sadness and grief (from previous lifetimes) from the population worldwide. There are some who have been working on their issues all along (even if only in this current lifetime) and have made great progress. There are others who have even been assisting those around them by helping the them to release their backlog of grief and sadness. There are still others that don't look at their "current sadness" (meaning whatever is accumulated in this lifetime) much less working through their "past sadness" (meaning from other lifetimes)--they just don't want to look at anything unpleasant or negative. This backlog is significant, and while we understand that humans don't want to look at anything difficult, doing so is how one makes the jump forward along one's Path when a Divine Opportunity presents itself.

At this time in our collective evolution, many things are coming together to help us all make this leap forward a little more easily. a) There are many places on earth now where there is enough ease from starvation and worrying about immediate survival that people have the luxury of time and inner space to look at their issues (rather than just digging their next turnip). b) It is no longer thought to be a sign of weakness (at least in most of the developed countries of the world) to even have issues, much less look at them. c) Society values looking at those issues enough that friends will let us talk about those issues aloud, and even insurance will pay for many kinds of therapy in an attempt to heal. d) The Earth herself is evolving along her own Spiritual Path, like all of us, and any effort towards Wholeness by any sector, synergizes the efforts of all making the movement towards Health easier for everyone, even if they don't know that they have “issues.” e) And finally, there are many many Helpers here in other dimensions that we may or may not be able to see with our 3D eyes, that are here to generously help us in any facet of our Walk.

For those for whom part of their Public Mission is to assist others by clearing and neutralizing others' karma, there is an added benefit. For steadfastly doing this voluntarily without judgment, the Universe “gives back” by forgiving the workers' own karma without them having to work on it so hard themselves. Energy moves in a circular fashion. What you put out comes back, often tenfold. If you pray for and help with the release of others' karma with no thought to what you get in return, your own karma is also forgiven and released. We urge you to seriously ask your Higher Self if you have been one of these Servants.

Many humans on the earth still do not realize that they must make proactive choices right now about how they want to walk their Spiritual Paths. This isn't a "fake choice" where they really don't get to choose what they want and they will be swept along with everyone else. Everyone must make a proactive, considered choice about what they want for their own Spiritual Growth. If they decide that they want to continue at their own pace and not use the extra assistance that is available now for all, they must actively choose this rather than just a "default choice" meaning that they don't choose at all.

As past karma is worked through and released, the likelihood of accumulating more karma drastically goes down. There is a cleanness of spirit that translates into a greater sensitivity towards what is happening energetically, including among other things, sensing others' emotions. Because of all this, many of us are picking up on others' overwhelming sadness (that has never been processed) as well as regret for not having worked harder all along the way to this point, and a fear that they are helpless to make up the time lost in this short time now. This is the essence of the widespread but non-specific depression or darkness that many are picking up on now.

If you feel you are one of these, we urge you to focus on which parts of your mission you would like to do (whether you want to release for others anymore, or release for others but only a certain amount of time per day for example) or whether you would like to assist humanity in some other capacity, or take a break. Once you have made this decision, you can always change your mind again if you desire, but we all need to think about this and make some choices of our own.

From our point of view, what you actually choose doesn't matter. Once those choices are made, then you can put up whatever boundaries are needed so that you can do your work in the world with a clear and buoyant heart. That doesn't mean that you won't periodically feel compassion and sadness for others, but it won't be the lurking dark energy that many of you are feeling now on others' behalf. If you should decide to continue to help others to clear this very same heavy, dark energy, we urge you to put some limits around it--only during certain times or only while praying, or only for your immediate family, or whatever seems to work for you. There are ways to do your work in the world that don't totally exhaust you and make your labor of love become slavery. This is part of self-care.

May all Beings be proactive. May all Beings be strong and courageous. May all Beings Wake Up.

Namaste'

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Karlta Zarley - March Newsletter - Part Six
Volume 17; Number 8
March 22, 2020

PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS - PART SIX


Dear Ones—

We know that some of you are doing a good job of staying out of fear and still protecting yourselves from exposure to COVID-19 while also staying in connection in some way with those around you. We know that others of you are finding yourselves stressed by what feels like health threats, or by financial threats, or both and are having a hard time.

Please know that when people are walking through what feels like dark places, they tend to think of it as some sort of failure on their part, or on the part of society. But nothing could be further from the truth. Being in a dark place is NOT because you have somehow failed, but because you CAN be there. In other words, you have worked on whatever it is that you are learning so that you need bigger challenges in order to test out your new skill in more challenging conditions. This goes back to what we have talked about before: when people are on a path to Mastery, they don't need to prove themselves to anyone or to the Divine. They only need to prove themselves to themselves. As humans we think that we aren't really Masters unless we can do that great new skill when it is hard to remember to do it, or to stay focused, or when we are distracted or in pain or fatigued, etc.

So let me say this again: You are not in a Dark Place because you failed. You are there because you can do it! You might mess it up, or you might not mess it up, but you feel like you could have done it better. You might initially forget what you were supposed to do if you were in this situation, and were late getting to a head-space where you could do your new skill. None of that matters! You will be at that level until you get pretty good at that level of challenge, and then there will be a new challenge.

In Kindergarten, you learn your numbers. In first grade you start to learn to add and subtract. Over the years, you learn to multiply and divide, do fractions and ratios, etc. If you keep going, you learn algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Once in college (if you are on a scientific track) you may learn calculus. Each new level builds on what came before, and most people take classes up to the level that they need for whatever job that they will hold. But you can't go to Kindergarten and start with calculus...it just doesn't happen. It takes a lot of work and practice to get there. The same thing with walking on your Spiritual Path.

Learning to be a Master on your Spiritual Path is similar, except that you are not taking one subject; you are learning to become a Master across the board: boundaries, will power, self-care, how energy works, manifestation, intuition, and more. Some of these subjects will be easier for you than others because you have been working on them for several lifetimes.

So when you find yourself in a place that you would characterize as a “dark place” for you, this is NOT a failure. Instead, this is PROOF that you are getting better and better at what you are learning. It may not be fun or pleasant, but it IS proof that you are getting somewhere!

Congratulations!!! Keep up the good work!!!

Namaste'

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Karlta Zarley - March Newsletter - Part Five
Volume 17; Number 7
March 19, 2020

PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS - PART FIVE


Dear Ones—

There is a great surge in online meditations and blogs about COVID-19 aimed at decreasing people's anxiety and improving people's health, mostly by either changing the coronavirus so that it is less virulent or by pushing it away from society in general. While there may be no one talking explicitly about “the war on COVID-19” we would point out to you that this attitude (of pushing it away or making it less virulent) is simply another form of the “war mentality.”

We urge you to see that point of view only makes a conscious being such as the virus want to fight back for its own right to live a peaceful life. It is not enough for humans to tolerate the virus in our midst, or even to accept it! Because we truly are all One, we must learn to genuinely embrace it as a beloved next door (or even temporary live-in) neighbor. But we want to assure you that getting to that perspective in no way increases its ability to infect you or kill you! This is not a turf war! Think instead of it like this: a child wants to play with her parent, but the parent thinks he or she is too busy right now to play. What does that child do? She hangs around Mom, makes noise to distract Mom, perhaps even pesters or demands that Mom “Come play with me.” Only by taking a break and playing, even for 10 minutes, can Dad have a prayer of having some peace to finish his work. You parents out there know the truth of this. It is counter-intuitive, but it is the paradox that shows you are close to Truth.

So by the same token, find ways that you can change how you think of this virus and learn to actively embrace it. Talk to it, ask what it has to teach you as an individual or as part of society. What is its roll in helping us All to evolve into the next greatest version of Who We Are? You can do this while you continue to social distance yourself, because others are probably not thinking in this way, and you still don't want to contribute to overwhelming the medical system for those who do get sick. Continue to take supplements that boost your immune system, because a strong immune system is needed whether you get sick or not. Even when you love your next door neighbor, you still lock your front door at night while you sleep or when you go on vacation, don't you? That isn't warfare—that is just good boundaries.

We also want you to take this time of social distancing and more time for peace and quiet to think about how you maintain your social network. Did you slip into a habit of texting your friend while you sat in the restaurant waiting for lunch to be served rather than actually speaking face to face with him? Have you interacted enough via phone, text, email and Skype that you are now comfortable with them and more sophisticated in knowing how to interpret meaning when vocal tone is not in the equation? Or at least how to take things less personally, or verify what someone is saying to ascertain tone when it is absent? Have you learned how to write in such a way that you miscommunicate less often through unfortunate word choices, because you see where the pitfalls are likely to be and avoid them now?

Over the course of waiting for coronavirus to find its new niche or home in Nature, you will need to maintain your connections to those you love, and you will likely use more technology to do that when you feel you can't meet face to face. You may not like that; you may even grieve the loss of face-to-face time with your friends and family. But during this time you will learn to re-order your priorities so that when you can go back to being in the same room with your loved ones, you will find that you will be more Present. You will revel more in face-to-face conversation and appreciate the connection that affords to its fullest. And when you do need to communicate via technology, you will be a better communicator as well. Those are changes that are positive for all of society. And we know from other situations that are similar that those lessons are not lost over time—think of the changes in interpersonal interaction and in the amount of litter on Manhattan before and after the event that you call 9/11. Think about how much closer a community is when they go through a natural disaster and learn to pull together to recover. This is that opportunity, right here, right now, on a worldwide scale.

May all Beings be healthy. May all Beings be happy. May all Beings live in Harmony.

Namaste'

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Karlta Zarley - March Newsletter - Part Four
Volume 17; Number 6
March 16, 2020

PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS - PART FOUR



Dear Ones—

Spirit has more to say about this time in our collective evolution: “We know this is a time that is challenging for you, but the lessons of positive engagement, connection with All That Is, and learning to perpetuate hope from within aren't truly mastered unless there is a “crucible time” (a time of great pressure, chaos, and challenge) in which to practice staying in these attributes. This is how humans “prove to themselves” that they are becoming Masters and moving towards Ascension. Many of you feel you have worked towards this Ascension for so long—not just in this lifetime, but in many others as well—and you would like proof that you are getting close. Your ability to stay a) positively engaged (meaning proactive without wallowing in fear), b) connected to All That Is (which means you willingly reach out to and assist others that you don't know or that you don't even particularly like being around), and c) to perpetuate hope from within (which means you can look at what is happening around you, see the patterns from a higher perspective, see the good that is happening and translate that into genuine hope for yourself, others and for the future).

“It is this last that we have spoken about the least over the last years and we would like to address this here. At first glance, it seems that perpetuating hope from within is really finding it outside yourself, according to our definition, no? But please note two things that are very important. First: if you only “create” hope from inside yourself, over time it loses its strength and feels like and even acts like “false hope.” When this happens, some are called “Pollyanna” (falsely optimistic). Others fall into despair because they don't feel True Hope, and they have what is called a Dark Night of the Soul, where they feel unconnected to whatever they call the Divine, but also feel disconnected from themselves and from others. They become cynical. In short, false hope over time leads to darkness in the soul. That is not Mastery.

“Second: it takes inner work on your part to learn to consistently see things from a Higher Perspective no matter what is happening around you or how you feel. It takes inner work to recognize the clues that things are really turning around in society, and to realize that is proof that positive change is really happening. To do that, one must be able to see the Signs and to have enough inner strength to “swim upstream” against the tide of the news cycle and the majority opinion that things are “going to hell in a hand-basket.” And it takes a great deal of focus to be able to keep your eyes only on those positive things, even when your body rebels by activating difficult cell memories or getting sick, when you are being made fun of, or when you feel like a “voice in the wilderness.” All of these things and more are the Inner Work of maintaining True Hope for yourself. And then it is paramount to share that with others as much as you can, while still being sensitive to others' and your own 3D world difficulties and challenges. Please note that we don't say you won't feel fear. What we are saying is that you will actively DO something with what fear you may feel.

“That is what it means to perpetuate True Hope from within.”

May all beings be healthy. May all beings be safe. May all beings be Masters.

Namaste'

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Karlta Zarley - March Newsletter - Part Three
Volume 17; Number 5
March 12, 2020

PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS - PART THREE


Dear Ones—

Spirit asked me to write another newsletter on Coronavirus. Let's start by thinking about driving down the center lane of the highway in your car. Three or four cars ahead in the left lane, you notice a car that starts to swerve and you immediately start to slow down and maybe even move into the right hand lane. That car seems to recover a little and then it starts to skid out of control, and you realize that the road has become icy. You slow down further and maybe even get off the highway at the first chance. When you are in a safe place, you notice that your heart is racing and that you are breathing fast. Maybe you are even a little shaky.

Most of us have not stopped to think about what is happening here. You see something untoward beginning to happen and your mind, your consciousness, responds appropriately. You are monitoring the situation and then that car skids and you realize the situation not only is affecting that car that was swerving, but that the icy road can directly impact you as well so you respond appropriately again. Once you are in a safe place physically, you notice the reaction of your physical body. It is in flight or fight mode. Usually we immediately at this point merge our experience into one and see no difference in them.

What in fact has happened is that you had two responses: the conscious response with executive function of the brain directing parts of the body to respond, and the physical response of fear. The conscious part keeps you safe in the moment when there is time to notice and anticipate what might happen. The physical part wants you to run like the wind to get out of the way of something and it actually started to respond before you even had time to mentally process what was happening. This response is what kept you alive when the saber-tooth cat started to chase you (in the past) before you even saw it starting to come after you. That adrenaline response is associated with extreme fear and it is a small step to generalize that to the point of slipping into panic-mode. But both systems have their advantages and are tools that keep you safe.

Now let's go to the coronavirus. Armed with this information and point of view, we can unpack what is happening here and in parentheses I'll link it to the example above. We hear about the coronavirus (first see the swerving) and we start to monitor the situation. We buy hand-sanitizer, herbs to boost our immune systems, maybe even some masks if we can get them (we respond appropriately). Then we get more information about the virus as we have more experience with the science of it: testing, new statistics about how likely we are to catch it after being exposed, which are two different things. (This is where the car starts to swerve and you realize there is ice—i.e. It can affect you directly.) We respond again appropriately by buying a month's worth of groceries (slow down again and get off the highway). At this point, we can allow the physical response which feels like extreme fear to dictate what we think, say and do about this situation (or go into panic mode) OR we can see the two different responses as a normal part of how all levels of our organism are put together to keep us safe on many levels and not allow ourselves to go into fear.

When we go into fear or panic, that strong emotion inadvertently draws towards us the very thing we don't want to have happen to us, both individually and as a society as a whole. The more we see that it is a separate way to keep us safe but in this instance things aren't happening fast enough to need it (no need to run from a saber-toothed cat that isn't running), the easier it is to stay in the mode of responding appropriately. That also means that there are fewer shortages of household basics (TP, masks, gloves, Purell, etc.)--we will buy what we realistically think we might need rather than trying to buy out the store. We are more likely to share with friends and family because we have 40 bottles of hand-sanitizer and they couldn't get any because it was all bought out...you see what I'm talking about here.

But we also make better decisions—when it's appropriate to stay home if we think we might be getting sick, rather than fearing that someone isn't going to do that so we have to stay home all the time.

Responding appropriately to changing situations, new information, etc. doesn't require fear. We may be thinking about it over time, but because we aren't allowing ourselves to go into fear-mode, we are NOT drawing it towards us—individually or as a society. We maintain our resilience. We don't give away our power to those who are fear-mongering. We are working together as a whole society. All these things further keep our immune systems working at peak efficiency. When we lapse into fear, hoarding, and withdrawing from our support systems, the pH of our bodies changes towards acidic, which causes the cascade of inflammation, lowered energies, poorer immune system function, etc. Standing in our power not only helps us, but it makes it easier for us to stay calm and strong and truly help those around us who don't know they have a choice, who don't know what to do because they already have slipped into panic and now can't make good decisions.

This is another opportunity for us all to practice what we Know in a situation where we can prove to ourselves that we are Masters. (Remember my saying, “No one cares if you unconditionally love those who already love you.”?)

Go forth. Live courageously (note this isn't the same as recklessly). Hold steady the fabric of society. This single thing may be the impetus for our American society to move away from constant friction and divisiveness and move back towards kindness, connection and ongoing success for everyone!


Namaste'

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Karlta Zarley - March Newsletter - Part Two
Volume 17; Number 4
March 5, 2020

PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS - PART TWO


Dear Ones—

So now we come to the bigger picture, the higher perspective of what is going on with Coronavirus. This is a direct quote from my Spirit Guides:

“For eons, humankind has approached life with a fighting spirit, a “warrior's heart,” if you will. Humans must come to realize in a very tangible way that attitude will ripple out into the pond of their existence and affect every single thing around them: people, plants, animals, microorganisms, stones, to some extent the Earth herself, and then extending on out into the universe. Because there is some headway being made in terms of Buddhist ahimsa (respect for every living thing), Christianity's “turn the other cheek,” even the more recent spread of Non-Violent Communication principles, there is now enough worldwide critical mass to take this principle to the next level. That next level is moving from viewing this in regard to interpersonal communications, or as a reason not to kill insects that have strayed into the house, to extending it to every facet of Life. This is a time to expand the scope from personal interactions to societal norms, to stand up against social habits of making fun at someone else's expense, of stepping on others to get what one wants, of labeling everything as the “war on...” It is the time to realize this goes beyond actions of violence, like mass shootings and wars. It is a time to realize as a worldwide community that words that hurt others or that separate others from themselves and their communities are also a form of violence. It is a time to realize that even thoughts unspoken that are harsh, cynical, sarcastic or in any way mean-spirited are also a form of violence, for they contain energy that goes out into the world to harm others energetically, even if no one is aware that the energy is doing that.

“This is a time to figure out as a society how to work together for the betterment of all; a time to realize that every thought, word or action that harms others, harms oneself. It is a time to decide how to restructure society so that All can work together for the good of All, and to level the playing field so that those who don't have enough and are trying to gain the basics for life (including not only food and water, but personal power, respect, trust, better health, quality education and meaningful employment (with a living wage if necessary)) but also how to motivate others to join this way of life non-violently.

“This is the time to further define the edge between discernment and judgment. How does one decide what is right for oneself and move towards it, without stopping others from doing the same, even when you don't agree? And while looking at judgment, how do all beings access the resources necessary to look at their own self-judgment, which prevents them from ever being able to love anyone else truly unconditionally?

“This is an opportunity for the world to work together, not in small groups, but as a group. This is an opportunity to learn to govern oneself in self-discipline so that you can outgrow the habit of wanting all others to be like you so that you can trust others, and move towards trusting others to already be like yourselves and allowing them the means of moving forwards towards Wholeness.

“It is time to govern one's thoughts so that all thoughts are kind and loving so that the leap to telepathy can be complete. It is time to govern one's fear so that humans stop drawing toward themselves what they most want to avoid. It is time to learn that “having dominion over” the Earth doesn't mean to “use it however you want” but instead means “husbandry”: the care, conservation, expansion and use of resources for the betterment of all, INCLUDING the very Earth that is supplying them and all Her inhabitants.

“For those few who don't want to walk down this path, this may be their opportunity to jump to another place to take a slower path towards their Ascension. For others, this may be the opportunity to leave this lifestream and do their work or their public mission from another dimension.”

“We urge you to see this as another step towards working towards these goals. It is life's way of making sure that you don't waste this lifetime thinking that you have all the time in the world to do your personal spiritual work; that if you want to, you can put it off indefinitely. It is part of the series of prompts that keeps pushing us all to keep looking at our lives and working towards Ascension Living. And for those who don't want to do that yet, they must make an actual choice to take a break before taking up that work at another time. None of us can fully know who is choosing to leave this lifestream for which reason, nor is it anyone's business but their own. Look only to your own spiritual goals, and take up the full freedom you so desire by stepping into the responsibility that goes with it.”


Namaste'

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Karlta Zarley - March Newsletter
Volume 17; Number 3
March 4, 2020

PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS - PART ONE



Dear Ones—

Spirit has asked me to address the current Coronavirus situation in two newsletters: the first to talk about 3D world, practical, “voice of reason” perspectives. The second part (which will be in a day or two) to talk about the energetic, larger picture perspective.

From a nursing point of view, the “reported cases” means that someone has had a positive actual test for this virus (Covid-19). There are a limited number of these tests, because it is a new virus in humans, so many cases are going untested and therefore unreported. This means that the reported death rates, while apparently a little higher than the usual respiratory infection, are most likely elevated from what they really are. (Please think this through: if only those who get tested are the sickest ones showing up in ER's and who actually convince the doctors to use the test, which they have in limited numbers, then these are the ones reported, and because they are sicker than average, they are more likely to die.)

Many colds that affect humans are either from the family of viruses known as rhinovirus or coronavirus. That means that this strain is new, but the family of viruses is known. Think of it like this: you know what the red oak tree outside your front window is, but your neighbor plants a chinkopin oak tree on the property line. It sort of looks like your red oak, but it definitely is not the same. So even though this strain came from bats and hasn't been seen in humans before, the body knows what to do with it. Like all new infections though, it takes the body some time to make antibodies to fight it off and to protect you from it later. Symptoms are any of the following: sore throat, fever, coughing and sneezing, runny nose and shortness of breath. If you have shortness of breath or cannot sleep because of major coughing, please see your health care provider!

There are risk factors—that means that people with any of these health issues needs to be more wary than others, although it doesn't give young, healthy people a “pass.” Risk factors include: older than 65; pregnancy; immuno-compromised by either organ transplant, cancer, some auto-immune diseases, or diabetes; chronic lung, heart or kidney diseases; smoking, drug and alcohol addictions or bad nutrition; and a history of multiple bouts of bronchitis or pneumonia. If this is you, talk to your doctor if you have any concerns, but be that much more careful, please.

This virus is spreading rapidly because of a couple of things: first, we are in a society where large numbers of the population fly anywhere they want to go in the world. Most people in the past stayed within a few miles of where they were born for their whole lives. Even when I, Karlta, was young (I'm 63 years old now), my generation was the first to move permanently out of state once I left college for anything other than escaping persecution or starvation. Secondly, as humans we want something outside of ourselves to “fix the problem.” This is like the “magic bullet” way of treating disease, but instead of a pill, we want a quick fix like masks, gloves, isolation, etc. to fix it. While there are legitimate places and times to use these things, the most important things to keep us healthy take effort on our parts: eating a really good diet (think of food as medicine) to maximize our immune systems; plenty of rest; washing our hands—you need soap enough to make a real lather, scrub well the palms, between the fingers, around and under the nails, back of the hands and wrists—for at least a minute with a good rinsing—before eating, after toileting, and regularly throughout the day; learn to stop touching your face, mouth, nose, eyes, etc. and if you must touch your face, do so after washing your hands, and put a tissue between your fingers and your body; regularly wash off the things you touch most often: computers, phones, door handles, faucets, and handrails. These things take constant effort day in and day out. Finally, it means that WHEN YOU DO GET SICK (with anything), DON'T GO TO WORK!!! Either stay in bed or call it in.

If you want to stockpile something so that you are out in public less, rather than get hand sanitizer (which isn't any more effective than good handwashing, it's just another short-cut but with drawbacks like germ resistance and toxicities), stock up on supplements that can boost your immunity: elderberry, mullein, echinacea, garlic and onions in the diet, Vitamin C (500 mg. Tabs a few times a day is better than ultra-high doses), 10,000 units per day of Vitamin D, and goldenseal. There are things you can take over the counter that help you feel better faster once you get sick with any respiratory thing: olive leaf, oil of oregano (this is NOT the same as essential oil of oregano), garlic, onions, grapefruit seed extract (diluted in water to either drink or to wash surfaces), and colloidal silver. And don't take them all at once—what if you run out before this finishes going through the population and factories haven't been able to catch up yet? Two or three things at a time, and then increase to more things temporarily if you feel like you “fighting something off.”

We as a worldwide community have already seen the increase in natural disasters and whether we realize it or not, we have seen an uptick in periodic “pandemics”: Avian Flu, SARS, Swine Flu, MERSA, Ebola, antibiotic resistant pathogens, etc. and which trend I think was originally kicked off by the early days of the AIDS infections. While there are other things that boost these: living in close quarters with people, housing large numbers of animals together for food, overuse of antibiotics (particularly in farming practices) and poor farming practices, the list of things that will rise up to challenge us will continue. We as humans approach everything as “the war on...”, which puts us in conflict with microorganisms. If all things are sentient, which many believe them to be, then how can the microorganisms not fight back? Also, students of prophecies of the end-times see that there are correlations between differing accounts—that there will be increased challenges from both natural disasters and disease with potentially increased losses. Please note what I have said: “Potentially increased losses.”

I believe that we are never warned about impending doom unless there is something we can do about it!!! I have seen this time and again.

Part Two of this discourse will pick up there in the next day or two. Until then, be steadfast, put out the effort to keep yourselves well, and focus on anything that you can be grateful for to help you stay positive.


Namaste'

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Karlta Zarley - February Newsletter
Volume 17; Number 2
February 26, 2020

HOW CAN I KEEP GOING WHEN THINGS ARE SO HARD???


Dear Ones—

This month we want to talk to you about the things you can do to make it a little easier to keep moving forward in the world when your spirit is flagging and you feel like giving up. When there is a lot of stress, whether that is personal or societal (or like now it is both), our bodies go into high alert status. To stay there for very long is exhausting for the physical body, so when there is no relief in sight for either a big personal stressor or some consistently ongoing combination of personal and societal stressors, then the physical body recalibrates and does several things. It narrows the “bandwidth” or the ability of the brain to both perceive incoming issues (to prevent overwhelm) and the ability to think clearly across the spectrum of what is happening and how to respond. Because of this, you will notice that you make more mistakes than usual—paying bills, making and keeping appointments, keeping yourself on your spiritual path of trying not to worry, becoming irritable, etc. Another thing that can happen is “self-medicating” with anything from alcohol and/or drugs, to addictions such as retail therapy, gaming, eating, etc. These things numb the mind and make it easier to not look at the stressors. Please note that it doesn't take the stressors away, nor the need to respond to them, only the desire to stay on top of them. This is a self-sabotaging behavior.

But there are several things you can do to counter this so that you are more functional and also less bleak-feeling! Here are six things here you can do—I'm sure you can think of others that are also specific to you yourself!

First, build more time into your schedule. If you are a person that tries to maximize how much you get done in a day, which many are because we somehow think this gives us more self-worth, build in an extra 15 minutes between things you need to do or places you need to go. Carry a fun book with you to read when you have a little extra time on your hands, but you will find that you are no longer running late or having to rush to everything, both of which add self-induced pressure and stress to your life which really doesn't need to be there.

Second, lower expectations from “I and everything around me needs to be Perfect” to “It's okay if I try my best but things aren't perfect.” It doesn't sacrifice anything to lay aside perfection in favor for still trying your best but being okay with “good enough.” You are not “settling” when you do that! You are learning to stop judging yourself and others for being human. That is another self-induced stressor that we all can live without!

Third, reorder your priorities. As a nurse I really want to give the very best health care I can to every person I touch, but some days everything that can go wrong, does. I call those the days from hell. On those days, if I can say that “No one died today on my watch, it was a good day” then I am able to not judge everything from a lens of “not enough” but from a lens of “enough.” If everything is just energy in various forms, then even if the car is totaled and no one was hurt, it's a good day.

Fourth, focus on what you are truly grateful for. Sometimes this is something big like “I'm still alive after that scary surgery” and sometimes it is little but you still feel intensely grateful like “The sun is shining today” (which is a big deal here in Michigan in the winter). Whatever it is that you are grateful for, focus on it and feel it. It puts things in perspective, and gratitude acts as a stepping stone for other “higher” states like Patience, Unconditional Love or Joy when we are floundering around in a dark place emotionally or psychologically.

Fifth, strengthen your support network. Sometimes this is as simple as sending an email because you are thinking of someone. Sometimes this can look like making a pact to lean on each other when you are feeling despair or overwhelmed. Or perhaps you just get together once a month to hang out and laugh with each other. When we are overwhelmed, we often think we don't have time for this. But doing this slows us down, makes us feel connected to each other and to ourselves in ways that are very nurturing and loving when it feels like the world is a scary place.

Sixth, and I know I've said this many times before, do something to nurture your spirit every single day of the week. It might be for 20-30 minutes, but even 5 minutes is helpful. No one, and I mean no one, doesn't have five minutes. You may not FEEL like you have five minutes, but taking five minutes soothes and smooths everything so that what used to take 20 minutes takes 10-15 minutes, and you don't make so many mistakes so you don't waste time going back and either double-checking or fixing. You make it up over the course of the day. But you have to give it to your self first for this to work. ANYTHING that quiets your mind and uplifts your spirit counts here. This is far more important in terms of self-care than eating right, getting enough sleep or getting exercise!!!

This is how you thrive rather than simply survive these times.

May you all be healthy. May you all be happy. May you all live in peace.


Namaste'

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Karlta Zarley - January Newsletter
Volume 17; Number 1
January 31, 2020

JUST KEEP SWIMMING

Dear Ones—

There is a great deal of difficulty showing its ugly head around us now and if you are not feeling its effects yourselves, you are seeing it around you in the lives of others. We are in a period where anything and everything that is not in total integrity, that is anything that is not aligned in service to the Greater Good, becomes seen and known so that the bright light of scrutiny can be shown on it and the parts that cannot be taken to the next phase of our existence can be forgiven, healed and released.

For some, this feels like a battle against darkness. But we urge you to remember that when approaching something from this perspective, one is looking at it from the place of fear and lack. That only creates more fear and lack. We urge you to instead embody unconditional love, trust, joy and harmony. Observe when your mindset moves towards fear and lack and reframe your motivations and your goals to ones that embrace only the positive qualities. Remember that you don't have to know HOW to make that happen, to know that it CAN happen if you just stay focused.

By the same token, fighting the dark forces within ourselves only brings more dark forces. Notice where you can feel hope, no matter how small. Notice where you can do something, no matter if it appears to be insignificant. Then reframe yourself so that you can function more from a place of positivity and hold only those thoughts and motivations and dreams in mind to the best of your ability.

This is where the rubber meets the road. It's hard to remember. It's hard to do. It's hard to stay focused on everything all the time. Just keep moving forward. Be persistent. Support those around you so that they are more able to support you when you feel like you can't keep going. There is more and more Light coming all the time. The tide is turning, even if we don't quite see it yet. To quote Disney's Finding Nemo: “Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming!”


Namaste'

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