Soul Drinking Light

summer rains500A vision is the soul drinking light. It starts with descending light, like falling rain. The descending light is the feminine, the receptive. It is just light or undifferentiated energy. To someone perceiving the vision, it looks like a picture, or a phenomenon, but it’s really just the action of the soul drinking light. The visionary transformation happens in the act of perception. The soul, or consciousness, or the vast Self is drinking light that looks like awareness. It looks like receptivity; it has the quality of “as-above-so-below.” It has the quality of “heaven is here now.” What you want to achieve is here now, ready, given. Earth is fused with it; therefore, we can materialize it now and make it real.

That light is innocence. Everything is now open to learning; everything is now open to curiosity. Now we have the potential of creating from it what it can be or wants to be. Now we are given the energy. The vision gives the perceiver the energy — physical energy as well as mental, emotional, and spiritual energy. “Do it!”

Above all, the vision connects the personal self to the vast Self. In fact, it’s all simply the vast Self seeing, making something perceptual because it is going to materialize it. Without materializing, matter can’t exist. Without materializing, the land can’t exist — the land, which is a metaphor of the vast Self.

You see, the vast Self is total nothingness. Nothing. The earth is simply a concretized, slowed-down energetic being that ended up material. What the vastness sees is what it creates. But, because it is creating what it is seeing, that vast seeing that it’s doing is creating a lot of interrelationships — interconnectedness, and relationship connections. Perception does that by its very nature. Perception is a connector, a linker. Everything is linked to everything else.

~ Ceremonies of the Living Spirit by Joseph Rael, Millichap Books

Walk in love. It is the blessing way.

climbingandcrossing400In Tiwa, beauty is bah-chu. Bah is related to the legs. Let me walk; we use our legs to walk. The word chu means everywhere. When you are in the state of beauty, you are everywhere but nowhere. But you are in a state of movement, which is beauty that has connected to all the heavenly planes and is being carried by God. You are in a state of beatitude. When the Native American people speak of walking in beauty, they’re really saying, “Walk in love. It is the blessing way.”


One of the qualities of the blessing way is the connection that we have with the people that we love, our fellow human beings. What we need to do is keep a loving bond between us. Then we realize that if we have a loving bond with plants, animals, and the land around us, as if we were in a garden and we were the gardener, then we walk in beauty, and the beauty is who we are and what we are doing. Beauty comes from our relationship to all those around us.


At the end of their prayers, the Indians say, “All my relations.” That’s what they’re talking about. We have a bond. Bonding is one of the qualities of Beauty. ~ Ceremonies of the Living Spirit, Millichap Books

When the rain falls it gives new light

smrainwaterdropletsOne of the physical manifestations for awareness is water, so to increase awareness you might take a shower or a bath. As you are doing that, you just let go of today’s worries. But it is not just a bath. For it to work as ceremony, the intention has to be there.

You could say the word “tsclo-ii.” Tsclo means rain that is falling on a parched landscape. When the rain falls it gives new light. That is the metaphor. That is the descending light, but it is the feminine because it is birthing, it is ever-growing. It is nurturing; it is a nurturing waterfall, nurturing rain. You say, “tah tsclo-ii-eh.” Tah is “I am,” so “tah tsclo-ii-eh” means “I am the one that is in a state of nurturing—a state of awareness, a state of innocence, a state of descending light.”

Doing this ceremony will free you of the problems of yesterday without causing you to lose the thread of what you were doing. Anything manifesting in your life is an energy so strong it won’t let you forget it. But when it does come to you the following day you’re in a different continuum, so it is in a
different layer. It is not impinging on your life any more, and you deal with it from an impersonal plane. ~ Sound – Native Teachings and Visionary Art, P.165