Posting again

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I am reposting Toni Petrinovich’s beloved article “Love: How It Ties Everything Together” here, again, with personal commentary below. Hear now from The Reverend Doctor Toni:

“I rarely post the entirety of my newsletter article to FB. In this case, I am making an exception because it is something absolutely everyone is to know. It is entitled Love – How It Ties Everything Together: Before there was time, before there was space – that which is truly nameless existed. Some call it God, some Source, some I AM, some All That Is and many, many other names in an attempt to name that which has no name. Yet, that is not the point of our story. Today I am going to tell you a tale of creation – a creation story – how it all began and how it all ties together. Let us imagine the Nameless consciously existing as light for the purposes of this story. If I am going to weave a yarn, I need threads with which to weave, so let my first thread be light without purpose or goal. And for the purpose of our story, let’s give this light a name – let’s call it Love – not human love with all of its conditions and expectations – but Limitless Love, Absolute Love without judgment or form. Now, we have set the stage. Let’s begin the story: The light, Love, is aware of Itself, consciously aware of Itself and Its beginninglessness and endlessness. It is aware – only that. Love is aware. In a timeless moment, Love begins to express in form. It sends out rays of love-filled light, emanations of Itself. This light contains everything that Love is because it is extending Itself into space that It is creating as It spreads, ever-unfolding into the infinite space that It is creating with each extension. The waves of light are endless and are composed of all that Love is. Each aspect of these waves has an affinity to each other aspect because each is the same. Each emanation contains all that Love is and is drawn to re-unite with all other emanations that are also all that Love is. Time is created as it begins to pass in this manifestation of Love. Moving through the now created space, time now has a place because It has space in which to record Its passing. And as time passes, the draw to re-combine, to unite totally in Love’s union begins to overtake the waves of light. They join, wind tightly together in different forms and shapes. Particles of light begin to take shape as the frequency of the light slows down to ravishingly enjoy this encounter with Itself. The shapes take different forms and within those forms the consciousness of Love exists. Time is passing. Time is recording in space the happenings within the emanations of Love. A record of conception is being created. Then, in a given moment in time in space, the various particles of Love enraptured with each other fuse into a form that begins to identify Itself as individual. This is a natural outcome of the enchanted delight of Love’s forms because it gives Love ever-increasing variations into which to pour its pure Love. Each form takes a name, an identity as Love. Eventually, these forms would be called human beings. So, now in our story, we have arrived at Love’s creation of human beings as aspects of Love itself characterized by a composite of Its attributes. And, since Love comprises all – within its properties are also judgment, anger, separation and hate. Love has been conscious of this, yet has not placed emphasis upon any of Its attributes because Its formless existence found no necessity to do so. So, as the human beings, conscious Love in form, begin to explore all of their individual aspects and properties, their concentration on their physical form, their flesh and all that it feels and contains begin to be the center of each human being’s attention. Time passes. Each human being begins to feel like he or she is the only one experiencing the passing of time, pain within the physical body, longing for union once again, in general, a deep sense of loss. As time continues to pass, each human being becomes so distracted with its physical form that it forgets what it actually is. Meanwhile, Love is holding all of its manifested emanations without judgment in the eternal Love that it is. So, now in our story, picture it if you would – each human being standing on the earth that came to be created as its home, believing that it was, or should I say is, the only emanation of Love because it has forgotten through time that every other person, place and thing it sees contains all of the aspects of Love, as well. Yet, because time has passed, each individual has forgotten that it is Love – as well as fear, hate, disappointment, expectation and hope. Each human being has begun to believe that the only way to find peace once again is by controlling the ground upon which it is standing, the actions of those others (who could not be Love like it is) and by focusing all of its attention on making sure that the form in which it is living feels good, no matter what it takes to do so. Meanwhile, Love is holding all of its manifested emanations without judgment in the eternal Love that it is. So, how does all of this tie together? It is really quite simple. You are made of Love – that is all. Everything that you feel is part of that Love. Yet, it is up to you how you are going to express yourself in each moment of passing time as it records your thoughts, words and actions in created space. And, since Love Itself is extending Itself as you, it is your choice how you are going to appear as that Love. As we said, Love is All. Love is conscious of the discomfort that comes with feeling hurt, deep emotional pain, fear of loss, insecurity. Love is holding you, as its manifested emanation, without judgment as you feel these experiences. Yet, only you can bring the circle fully around and back to the moment in which Love emanated itself. Only you know what feels so enrapturing, so enthralling that you do not ever want to leave that time and space, want to continue experiencing this union with Love in its fullest, infinite, complete form. Only you can create the weaving of the threads for yourself because you are that Love in form. When you accept that you are the endless love that you call by any other name, God, Source, I AM, or whatever label you have given to Love, when you feel and know that you are that Love in every fiber of your being, then it will all tie together for you. Meanwhile, Love is holding all of Its manifested emanations without judgment in the eternal Love that It is ~ without time or space, infinitely and eternally. It is emanating, expressing, revealing Itself as you.” (article by Toni Petrinovich: http://www.sacredspaceswa.com)

Personal Commentary:

Recently, some personal forgiveness work has come up for me. I found myself asking why I have made the choices I have made and then blamed others for the outcomes which I did not enjoy? It comes back to Love. I simply forgot I am Love. Accepting that love is made up of everything without emphasis, I can appreciate the personal emphasis that I have chosen to work with because I am endless. That is a lynchpin, a key. And knowing everyone is endless as well takes the sting out of what I have come to experience as personal. Truly, it is all Love. And now is a time to remember All.

Well-pleased

Brown Deer Beside Road
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My conscious experience tells me what is true.”

On a snowy walk within the deer-inhabited ravine near our home, Recognition visited me in a way that was new, and as all things novel and unexpected, I turn to writing to flesh out my experience, making it my own.

As an introduction, I often go out into nature to release tension, free the mind, and open to the insights of a sensual world unencumbered by thought. In this state I experience my union with the elements: sun, wind, earth, water, animal, and I enjoy interacting with these fields and they with me. It is a dance.

While in this state, a few days ago, watching water alight with the sun’s rays, I heard the words “This is my creation, in which I am well-pleased”. It was in an embodied way, as if a portion of my mind was revealing an aspect of myself, as Creator, approving of her creation. Simple. Literal.

Magnifying this aspect, I realized its authenticity – I am creator of my world – through thoughts, observation, and knowing/feeling/sensing my connection within All That Is (in other words God, Allah, I Am, the Nameless and so on – ). I also realize, in hindsight, that I do not need to be here physically for my creation to continue existing – and that is true for all of us.

I was recently told by someone that they hoped that I believe I am created by God, and that I believed in the tenants of salvation through Jesus. They wanted me to know what they know and experience life they way they do, but just because it is not for me to accept someone else’s beliefs does not mean they do not exist for them.

In addition, my conscious experience tells me what is true. When I created unconsciously, through belief that I was powerless, yet somehow redeemed (because of that powerlessness?), I was at the mercy of a mind that was full of confusion, self-doubt and fear. As soon as I became aware that there was another way to be, that the mind can be worked with, loved, understood and integrated within the whole of the divine spirit that is our birthright, I set to work in this life ~ with the ally of utmost humility as it is no small thing to have the ability to turn within and become aware. The work of Master Teacher Reverend Doctor Toni Petrinovich has been crucial to this endeavor. Profoundly, the love and support of my dear husband, Fernando – no fair-weather friend, and the loving presence of my two divinely courageous children, Elizabeth and Arthur, have turned me towards my light, distinctly. Surrendering to that light is my life’s calling.

I am also indebted to my parents and Ancestors, and I revere their profound perseverance and strength. They have overcome tremendous obstacles in order to bring forth and nurture this life – my life. Who can repay that debt? And yet I do by becoming what they would, given the same opportunities and proclivities in this life.

I Am that I Am, indeed. After the party is over, all is said and done and my body is ready to merge with the earth again upon my transition, what do I have? What do any of us have? In this moment and ever-more, it is our Essence, Love And with It, I Am Well-Pleased.

Master Teacher Toni Petrinovich demonstrates how Love ties it all together in this gorgeous weaving of words, which she has given me permission to share here. Thank you, Toni (see http://www.sacredspaceswa.com)

I rarely post the entirety of my newsletter article to FB. In this case, I am making an exception because it is something absolutely everyone is to know. It is entitled Love – How It Ties Everything Together: Before there was time, before there was space – that which is truly nameless existed. Some call it God, some Source, some I AM, some All That Is and many, many other names in an attempt to name that which has no name. Yet, that is not the point of our story. Today I am going to tell you a tale of creation – a creation story – how it all began and how it all ties together. Let us imagine the Nameless consciously existing as light for the purposes of this story. If I am going to weave a yarn, I need threads with which to weave, so let my first thread be light without purpose or goal. And for the purpose of our story, let’s give this light a name – let’s call it Love – not human love with all of its conditions and expectations – but Limitless Love, Absolute Love without judgment or form. Now, we have set the stage. Let’s begin the story: The light, Love, is aware of Itself, consciously aware of Itself and Its beginninglessness and endlessness. It is aware – only that. Love is aware. In a timeless moment, Love begins to express in form. It sends out rays of love-filled light, emanations of Itself. This light contains everything that Love is because it is extending Itself into space that It is creating as It spreads, ever-unfolding into the infinite space that It is creating with each extension. The waves of light are endless and are composed of all that Love is. Each aspect of these waves has an affinity to each other aspect because each is the same. Each emanation contains all that Love is and is drawn to re-unite with all other emanations that are also all that Love is. Time is created as it begins to pass in this manifestation of Love. Moving through the now created space, time now has a place because It has space in which to record Its passing. And as time passes, the draw to re-combine, to unite totally in Love’s union begins to overtake the waves of light. They join, wind tightly together in different forms and shapes. Particles of light begin to take shape as the frequency of the light slows down to ravishingly enjoy this encounter with Itself. The shapes take different forms and within those forms the consciousness of Love exists. Time is passing. Time is recording in space the happenings within the emanations of Love. A record of conception is being created. Then, in a given moment in time in space, the various particles of Love enraptured with each other fuse into a form that begins to identify Itself as individual. This is a natural outcome of the enchanted delight of Love’s forms because it gives Love ever-increasing variations into which to pour its pure Love. Each form takes a name, an identity as Love. Eventually, these forms would be called human beings. So, now in our story, we have arrived at Love’s creation of human beings as aspects of Love itself characterized by a composite of Its attributes. And, since Love comprises all – within its properties are also judgment, anger, separation and hate. Love has been conscious of this, yet has not placed emphasis upon any of Its attributes because Its formless existence found no necessity to do so. So, as the human beings, conscious Love in form, begin to explore all of their individual aspects and properties, their concentration on their physical form, their flesh and all that it feels and contains begin to be the center of each human being’s attention. Time passes. Each human being begins to feel like he or she is the only one experiencing the passing of time, pain within the physical body, longing for union once again, in general, a deep sense of loss. As time continues to pass, each human being becomes so distracted with its physical form that it forgets what it actually is. Meanwhile, Love is holding all of its manifested emanations without judgment in the eternal Love that it is. So, now in our story, picture it if you would – each human being standing on the earth that came to be created as its home, believing that it was, or should I say is, the only emanation of Love because it has forgotten through time that every other person, place and thing it sees contains all of the aspects of Love, as well. Yet, because time has passed, each individual has forgotten that it is Love – as well as fear, hate, disappointment, expectation and hope. Each human being has begun to believe that the only way to find peace once again is by controlling the ground upon which it is standing, the actions of those others (who could not be Love like it is) and by focusing all of its attention on making sure that the form in which it is living feels good, no matter what it takes to do so. Meanwhile, Love is holding all of its manifested emanations without judgment in the eternal Love that it is. So, how does all of this tie together? It is really quite simple. You are made of Love – that is all. Everything that you feel is part of that Love. Yet, it is up to you how you are going to express yourself in each moment of passing time as it records your thoughts, words and actions in created space. And, since Love Itself is extending Itself as you, it is your choice how you are going to appear as that Love. As we said, Love is All. Love is conscious of the discomfort that comes with feeling hurt, deep emotional pain, fear of loss, insecurity. Love is holding you, as its manifested emanation, without judgment as you feel these experiences. Yet, only you can bring the circle fully around and back to the moment in which Love emanated itself. Only you know what feels so enrapturing, so enthralling that you do not ever want to leave that time and space, want to continue experiencing this union with Love in its fullest, infinite, complete form. Only you can create the weaving of the threads for yourself because you are that Love in form. When you accept that you are the endless love that you call by any other name, God, Source, I AM, or whatever label you have given to Love, when you feel and know that you are that Love in every fiber of your being, then it will all tie together for you. Meanwhile, Love is holding all of Its manifested emanations without judgment in the eternal Love that It is ~ without time or space, infinitely and eternally. It is emanating, expressing, revealing Itself as you.

Expectations and the Movie “Soul”

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Aurora Borealis Wallpaper

Ah! expectations. Even when we think we do not have them, guess what? The mind loves to stuff them into your pockets without you even knowing – like the bits and bobbles that you may need in order to make sure that your experience is going they way you think it needs to in order to be safe.

But what if safety is an illusion – the freedom of safety the biggest marketing tool ever concocted?

I reflect on the life I have led and realized it has opened up in proportion to my allowance for it to do so in no uncertain terms. Where does the certainty come from? knowing that I don’t know. Knowing that I have a gift and following its nudges to share where appropriate – no matter what. My greatest joy is in sharing my gifts and letting that take me where it wants to be. It isn’t different than following a toddler around – their mysterious and baffling yet fully aligned ways delighting us in their unexpected dips and turns and ability to revel in the moments as they unfold! Of course, to the mind, this exploration seems so slow! Isn’t there a point a to be? Isn’t there a trajectory to achieve?

Those questions are exactly what has kept me from sharing fearlessly. I know now, that I am my own gift. That I am my own purpose – sort of like the movie by Disney Pixar: Soul. I have a gift, yet the ocean of my joy is not only sharing my talent, but “jazzin'” through life – enjoying my capacity to “be the music” wherever I am, whether I am singing or not. Bringing out my heart in order to see the beautiful heart-beat of all those I come across is the deeper meaning of it all, and thankfully, it is not necessary to die, go into a coma, meet celestial beings and then walk-in again to the body (the script of Soul) to activate said Heart. It does take Courage. And that is a beautiful quality to cultivate.

Love,

Katie

Kathryn Hart Teixeira

http://www.voiceofpresenceohio.com

2/2021 Soundings News

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Greetings friends in Soundings,

World Sound Healing Day on Sunday, February 14th is an opportunity to experience a Sounding together with intentions that are shared with folks across the globe. This free event is hosted by Sound Healer’s Association, begun by the Luminous Jonathon Goldman who put together the elements of Sound plus Intention to equal Healing. The time is 4pm to 5pm EST. I will be your host as Voice of Presence for this event.

There is plenty of room in the Zoom meeting and folks are registering here https://www.worldsoundhealingday.org/event/sounding-for-our-world

As Voice of Presence, I translate the vibrations that are reflection of your Essence, which is timeless. I call this live translation, done with focused intent, Sounding. It is always a good idea to leave plenty of time after a Sounding for enjoying your experience. Folks tell me that once they are in the space created by a Sounding, they very much want to stay.

If you would like an individual Sounding with me, or to learn more about what I do: go to http://www.voiceofpresenceohio.com and look around. While you are there, sign up for the mailing list so that you may stay abreast of Soundings news and specials. If you would like assistance with ordering a Sounding or any other online task, please don’t hesitate to email me at kathrynsings@yahoo.com.

My last name, you may know, has the word “Hart” in it. So, in honor of Valentines day, allow me to share my heart with you. This recording was made last week by Reverend Doctor Toni Petrinovich, who has combined a Sounding I made with her I AM meditation and then added a beautiful video. The result is here

Thank you so much for allowing me to serve in this manner. It is my highest honor to bring forth your beautiful vibration.

Sincerely,

Katie

Kathryn Hart Teixeira

http://www.voiceofpresenceohio.com

Let’s Talk

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Dear Friends,

If you are reading this, you are most likely a part of Reverend Doctor Toni’s readership. How lucky we are!

I am speaking for myself, of course, since I stumbled forward into the sacredspaceswa dot com website ten lucky years ago. (Trigger warning, author will not be mincing words)

Since that momentous occasion, I have learned that stumbling forward into my Sovereignty would be a way of life for a while. Glamorous? no. Real? Absolutely. You see, I had studied with the beautiful and famous teachers of Self for years. I had scoped out what psychoanalysis had to offer – in person, over and over again. Was I fed up? Hell no, I was just getting started.

Where was I? Stumbling onto Sacredspaceswa dot com. I love it. Sacred spaces. Rearrange just a couple of letters and you have “scared spaces”. Yep. That was it. I needed, desperately of course (wink), to explore my scared places with out shame or fear so that I could alchemize to realize . . . they are, as it turns out, Sacred spaces.

By the way, have you had a reading with Toni? Glorious, glorious, glory be ~ what an experience!

The perspective from the refined modus of Toni’s enlightened mind, compassionate heart and fearless guts makes you swoon, doesn’t it . . . it creates a wave of glorious possibility that is so nourishing to ride. Until the ride ends, and you are left again, where you are (sometimes with the same hang-ups – albeit you can no longer take them quite so seriously). Not to belittle the great gift of perspective and swelling appreciation for all that you ARE that Reverend Doctor Toni’s readings elucidate, or your commitment to studying them with verve, yet wouldn’t you like to be able to command that perspective and appreciation for yourself, at will?

And I know what you are thinking, because I thought to myself: I am too frightened. What if I don’t like what I see when I look into my scared places to turn them into sacred places? What if people find out I am not so ________________ (fill in the blank: sure of myself, coherent, wise or smart, fearless et. al). What if I find out that I am lying to myself? Spoiler alert: if you are like me, and there isn’t much I’ve seen to contradict this fact of being human and believing in the theory of separation, you are lying to yourself.

Why do I say theory of separation? because after falling forward into Toni’s courses, examining for myself all of my scared places to turn them into sacred spaces and climbing my personal mountain of conscious experience so as to “See what I see and know what I know”, separation becomes just that: a theory.

Really, what have we got to lose? A lot of drama, pain, confusion and the aching loneliness that keeps us in hiding. In fact, a wonderful place to start is “Trusting Aloneness”. This wonderful course will illuminate the ways in which you may give yourself the ability to flow fully within your vibration. Not for a shrinking violet, you nevertheless will find that this course supports you in blossoming more fully into that which you are, because you give yourself permission to feel good, all the time, with no need for any outside confirmation whatsoever. How freeing is that?

Or, if you have allowed yourself to slide the slippery slope into spending your precious time developing opinions or seeing where you fit into any sort of Group Think, you may find that “The Audacity of Your Intention” compelling. This course will bring you back into your center, where your choices clear up because You are your own outcome. Although taking responsibility for your state through self-knowledge and awareness of your over-riding intention may seem intimidating, it really is a matter of letting go of all the bad habits that have accumulated like so much dust on the table. This self-paced course demonstrates how surrendering to your message gives the ability to envision and then take the steps towards your preferred experiences within the earth-plane.

One through line in Toni’s teachings is, you guessed it, Coherence. Understanding your vibration is the key to offering it without strings attached; freedom. “Relief from Belief” is a course that will encourage you as you ascertain what those strings are for you. Many of the strings are common themes. For example, you may be questioning “Can I really follow the voice of my Heart?”, or “will I be safe if I make the changes I so long to make”, and if you are a people pleaser in remission, a big one is “will I still like people, and will they like me?” Yet, how are you going to answer those questions from your sacred core if you are attached to the doubt and not the solution to these questions? And don’t worry, if you are afraid of Who You Will Be after the beliefs have been swept away like so much dust, dive right into “Living I AM”. It is a beautiful landing place that supports your coherent living within your authenticity.

The point is that Life is a huge playground with limitless areas and perspectives to engage. Do you really want to stay stuck playing earth-games when you could take the time, and patiently work through your stuff? I know that it can seem like slow-going at times, yet the rewards are real, and they are felt. Toni is expert at highlighting how much traction you have gained, and though you may want to stop and rest occasionally and take in the view, allow yourself to know that as you grow in your capacity to Self reflect, your joy will mount and you may find yourself enjoying the climb!

If you want to talk about any of the courses or ask any questions regarding my experience with taking them, email me at kathrynsings@yahoo.com

In the One Heart,

Katie

Kathryn Hart Teixeira

http://www.Voiceofpresenceohio.com

Welcome from my Heart to this page of offerings. 

Green Aurora

As it becomes clear to me how Sounding affects the unfolding of our DNA in therapeutic and harmonically aligned ways, I am now offering Soundings for multiple uses. Experience the nourishing effects of a Sounding. I will send you a Zoom link and during our meeting address:

Sounding to sing and ring ~ using vocal techniques and harmonics/overtones to participate and enjoy uplifted states like joy and bliss ~

Sounding for physical and spiritual harmony ~ 

Sounding to enhance speech and communication ~children and adults ~

Sounding for children ~ understand social and emotional difficulties in your child as well as any blocks to learning and comprehension. In addition, use this service to connect with your neurally diverse and/or non-verbal family member or friend ~

Sounding for relationship ~ see your situation in a whole new light ~

Sounding for clarity ~ any area of your life that wants to be solved to resolve to dissolve ~

You want to respond to these offerings and watch your life unfold in magical ways. There are no limits to what your vibration can achieve and express and the beautiful ways working with sound and vibration enhance and uplift every area of your life. Investing in Soundings with me, Katie Hart Teixeira, will take you on a journey of self discovery that no words will encompass because it will be ever expanding!

Walk over all of the bridges that are in your life by connecting with your abilities, now. Normally, Soundings are $60 dollars. I am reducing the price for the Holidays and to encourage you to take the steps to greater freedom, with me:

$40 for a single Sounding Session (at a 30% discount)

$120 for three Sounding sessions (over 40% discount)

Subscription of two Sounding sessions a month for six months – watch your vibration change before your eyes ~ now $720 (regularly $960)

Think of how much fun it will be to feel resistance melting away, troubles floating by and joy bubbling up!

Email today at these introductory prices and let’s play!

“thru your wonderful voice . . . I was truly moved to tears and I am in deep appreciation for this gift I have received from you today.” D.K. after her individual Sounding.

  kathrynsings@yahoo.com ~ to schedule and the link below to pay

https://paypal.me/VoiceofPresence

Kathryn Hart Teixeira, soprano

BM, MM, AD,

Integrative Yoga Therapy practitioner, Reiki practitioner

The Way We Are

I am thinking of the title to this post, and how it mimics the title of the song “The Way We Were”. Yet the Way We Are is more appealing to me, since it emphasizes the present moment, which is all that we have. Still, I found myself in reflection this Christmas Evening as I was brushing my teeth, and wanted to write down my reminisces. My mind was visiting moments in this past year where connections were made: beyond the mask and social distances, yes, my mind took me on a brief tour of those moments of connection that seemed to pass so quickly, and yet contained so much ~ those moments where you are with someone you know, or even an acquaintance or stranger and there is a feeling of a pause, or a point of acceptance, that we somehow really know each other, or know that we know that we are here, now, together ~ a feeling that each is aware that awareness is indeed the glue that binds us together – homo sapiens sapiens being together.

Dictionary dot com has this to say about our species : “Homo sapiens definition, the species of bipedal primates to which modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) belong, characterized by a large brain, a nearly vertical forehead, a skeletal build lighter and teeth smaller than earlier humans, and dependence upon language and the creation and utilization of complex tools: the species has existed for about 200,000 years.”

Modern humans have larger brains and lighter and smaller bones. We no longer hunt, but boy do we gather. One look at the spoils under the Christmas tree today confirms that!

Yet the hunt is still very present, isn’t it? It has changed forms. We now, having filled our bellies and pocket books, hunt for meaning and inner peace, entertainment and social safety. Perhaps our earlier species found meaning in the hunt and peace in the transient joys of life and that was enough. Perhaps our big brains have complicated things for us, and perhaps they have allowed us to do something entirely different ~ to create.

The attitude of the hunt – job hunt, partner hunt, the hunt for a cure, the hunt for game animals in the Serengeti. We feel compelled to hunt, yet it has lost some of its nobleness. How can we work with this instinct to re ignite its meaning for our primal brain? It may be that we still long to prowl and growl and bite and chew life as our earliers did, yet don’t know how. The social arena is for some a vast ocean of entertainment and for others a desert of thirst laden vistas. Viva la difference!

What if, in becoming aware of the urge to hunt and all of the adrenaline surges and competitive edges that go along with that endeavor were allowed to be neutralized somewhat? Would we risk our intelligence? Become prey to predatory forces? What if we are aware that we are aware, and only that? Homo sapiens sapiens? What would emerge?

Voice of Presence

Kathryn Hart Teixeira translates as Voice of Presence. She Sounds this Intentional Voice on behalf of the Depths of Presence within each individual. Requesting a Sounding Presence does not require words or conversation. It is an expression of your desire to resonate with the Depths of your Being and to enjoy the benefits that flow from those depths. Of course what you do with the information that is YOU is always in your hands.

Master of Music Kathryn Hart Teixeira, soprano, is a soul singer who allows her vibration to enter each Sounding she reads. This intention allows all who come to her for assistance the grace to step into their depths and receive the blessings therein. Watch your Being express from the depth of You through Sound.

The Christmas Dragon, by Kathryn Hart Teixeira

The Christmas Dragon                                                                                    December 20, 2020

There is a tradition I would like you to know about.  The elves told me it is time. The elves you say?  Why not Santa?  Well, Santa, as it turns out, will also have his say.

Who am I?  I am the witness. The witness of this story and the witness of the events that have unfolded recently, enabling me to bring them to you.  My name is Johanna Swift.  Elves “can” use computers, but in their free time they prefer to do their type of play, which has to do with what some humans refer to “gardening”, yet many would simply observe as watching the grass grow.  So, the elves, and in particular one elvin family, asked me to write on their behalf, and I said “Yes”, for, everyone must have some downtime, after all, even the elves I suppose.  I can hear Santa laughing now, since he knows how much work is still left before Christmas day, and does not begrudge any elves taking time to relax before the final push. 

Now to the Tradition:  Santa is looking at me over his reading glasses and telling me, with a twinkle in his eye, start writing, and I am heeding his request because who can resist the jolly face and sweet countenance of St. Nick, as he is often referred to in antiquity.

Ha!  I hear him correct me, smiling, the dimension in which we exist in, remember, there is no time.  Only the present moment exists where we work and play, which is why we are the number one manufacturer of Presents!

Yes, Santa, I nod, I know, I know.  And as he returns to his book while he sits by a cozy fire that has been recently tended to, I observe the soft snow falling outside the picture window of his living room.  There is a warmly dressed elfin family – mother, father and daughter, looking at me with excitement and anticipation: Come on!, and so I bid adieu to Santa, take a warm mug of hot spiced-cider lovingly prepared for me by Mrs. Claus, and exit the Claus’ home to begin a trek up the mountain with my able and eager guides.

They remind me that what we are experiencing, while we tromp through the snow along the rocky trail that winds around the mountain, is an unconventional reality.  I tell them this is all a bit above my head, and they nod.  Humans can use their imaginations, they acknowledge, and now is the time to let that ability soar!

As they communicate this to me, I see something off in the distance approaching us very rapidly:  it is winged and white and as it approaches, I can see that it has a luminescent quality that seems to sparkle in the light ~ yes ~ are those, scales?  My eyes are adjusting to the white on white to secure for me the images, the rapid photo qualities of a movie, yet this is real!  There is a dragon with several wings approaching us from the top of the mountain!

I feel a slight thud in my stomach, wondering if it is fear.  The elves eye me curiously and with the sort of second-hand delight of seeing, through my eyes, what is extremely familiar to them.

Familiar.  As in family?  Yes, they say.  And the dragon comes to heal at their feet, landing quite gently and soundlessly for its apparent size, like a small car, and looking fierce yet somehow a bit puppyish in its adoration of its elfin kin. 

As for me, it has come to my attention that my mouth has come unhinged at the jaw, and that I have, somewhere in between sighting the dragon and witnessing its landing, dropped to my knees.  My heart is now in my throat, so I cannot speak, yet what would I say if I could?

We all sit there silently and I can see Santa laughing in my mind’s eye, with Mrs. Claus admonishing him “Santa there is plenty of cider for him when he returns”.  That is when I notice that I had spilled the sweet beverage all down the front so that my coat was emitting steam.

The elves chuckle and the Christmas dragon, as they call her, snorts, revealing two large snouts that also emit steam, so I feel, somewhat, in good company.

She is glorious with wide set eyes, a huge fanged jaw, pointy ears and icy looking spikes along her back.  The scales are a curious geometric pattern that is also luminescent, somewhat like the scales of a fish, yet with a skein able to contain massive muscles and bones while being, simultaneousy, fire resistant. I am aware that I am staring.

Being in her presence, it is hard to wrap my mind around, yet I am feeling a sense of relaxation and depth that I usually ascribe to a peak experience.  In other words, holy %$$#%@#$%!

How?  I begin to manage to stutter out, and almost as soon as I speak, as if an admission had been heard, the dragon and elves beckon me to  join them on a sort of saddle, though it looks much more precarious, that sits on the top of the dragons back, where some of its large spikes had shifted to make room.  I cannot wrap my mind around this, either, yet manage to enough to join my friends on the soft fabric padding which, surprisingly, feels like a gentle but firm hug, as we are lifted off the ground by the dragon’s massive wings and transported into the air above the scene of our meeting.  Again, the sound of Santa’s laughter stirs me to wonder as I tell myself:  you will have time to contemplate this all later, just hold on and go . . .

As if reading my thoughts, my friends tucked in around me look up (since of course, being elves, they are less than half my size) and give me a knowing glance that seems to also say “remember”, and a portal opens up on the other side of the mountain, effortlessly swallowing us as the Christmas dragon bore us, soaring and pumping, through the portal into what seemed like a worm hole – and although there was no friction – I could make out a swirling  that seemed both within and around my vision.

What is this?

The elves let me know that they would tell me, but that I had to suspend my belief.  As if I have not suspended everything that has made life make sense up until this point, but then, was there something in the cider that Mrs. Claus gave me?  Yes that must be it . . .

No!  Father elf said, you are not imagining this.  We ARE in a time machine.  How else would you understand the Christmas Dragon if it were not so? 

I shut my mouth at that.  And held on, apparently for dear life.

After some landed and the elves said they knew the year was BC 40,000 because they had been there before.  Please don’t tell me how you know, I said.  I don’t think I want to know.  The Christmas Dragon lowered her head and we climbed off of her back and onto the ground.  An image appeared to the left, written in the dirt, and it said 40,000 BC.  I looked away and when I returned my head, the writing was gone!  I sat down to take a few deep breaths.

I looked around as it appeared that dragons and humans lived together quite harmoniously – they flew their humans as transportation, of course, but when I observed from above, I had couldn’t help but notice that it seemed there was a dragon for every human, even children!

Oh yes, mother elf said excitedly, each human receives a dragon at birth for companionship, travel, protection, and survival.

Am I dreaming? I thought, and little elf took my hand, pointing to a family that bore, somehow, the resemblance of my friends.  My eyes, which I did not believe could widen any further, betrayed my incredulity as I looked around at the scene unfolding ~ houses, people and their dragons, commerce, other somewhat familiar animals, yet as it became clear that they could not see us, I suddenly understood intuitively that I had been here before, as well. 

The dragon that had brought us to this scene looked at me as if to say, Cool, huh?  I nodded. 

We walked around invisibly for a while taking in the sights and smells and enjoying ourselves immensely.  Father elf told the story that this period of friendship with the dragons is now returning.  There had been a period when the dragons had to remove themselves from our presence while we learned to cultivate our sense self-sufficiency within the earthly realm.  He explained that it is an experience that the specie had requested on behalf of time.  My heart-sank as I imagined what it would have taken for this relationship to shift so the earthlings learned how to navigate and evolve without the support of their friends, yet at the same time, I took stock of my life and felt a surge of pride at the strength of the abilities of my knowing, tens of thousands of years later.  My Mind then somehow was able to perceive the many paths that have been proven viable on behalf of humans as a result of this experience, and the learnings had been profound. 

The dragon turned suddenly and winked.

This realization acted as some sort of cosmic cue, for as I recalled the many connections afforded this experience, in the blink of an dragon eye, the present moment changed and became the mountain again, as the Christmas Dragon, now flying back to her, what is it called?  Lair?  Turned with a wink and a nod in a fashion now utterly familiar.  In fact, at the expense of losing my readers through incredulity, I suddenly knew that I had been with this elfin family so many centuries ago as one of their companions and guardians ~ in Dragon form! Yes, my dear readers, in that instant, I knew, and since then, my life has been changed forever. 

Mother Elf held my hand as we slowly made our way down the mountain and the escorted me to Santa’s Door.  Standing for a moment at the threshold, uttering no words, needing no words, they each gave my hand a squeeze in a silent Thank you.

For what, I wondered?  But deep in, I knew: we had been together before, and had met again in these circumstances to remember together and bring the story of the Christmas Dragon to all willing hearts, now, in 2020. 

Santa greeted me in his pj’s when the elf family, my new friends, bid my goodbye to return to their home in their community.  As I searched Santa’s eyes, what did I see? 

 Did he know that I felt a bit like a bewildered child at that moment?  I imagine he did, for he took my hand as I crossed the threshold to warm myself and, finally, at last, to contemplate all that I had seen, heard and experienced.  As I sat in an adjacent chair to Santa’s by the fire, Mrs. Claus setting a tray of food and drink by my side table, I saw in my mind’s eye my new friend, the Christmas Dragon, settling down for a night’s sleep in her lair with her family, up on the mountain, after their feast of snow and ice and frozen tundra and other apparently ethereal elements.  I heard her say

 On behalf of all the dragons in every realm that the human imagination may touch we solemnly greet you.  We honor you, Swift One, for building the bridge upon which many humans and dragons will delight in meeting, in the name of Friendship.

Standing upon this bridge my friends, is where my heart remains, even as I type to you this story in the comfort of my home here in the heartland of the United States, sipping my tea and basking in the lights of the Christmas tree.  They seem to twinkle a little more mysteriously and with an animation previously taken for granted before hearing and knowing the magic of The Christmas Dragon.

My name is Johanna Swift, and this is my story of the Christmas Dragon.  May all hearts be nourished by the words of friendship and remembrance on this page.