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About heartouch

I am a retired Harpmaker and Luthier living in Santa Fe, NM. I now offer wisdom, healing and guidance through my ability to channel the love and guidance of the Spiritual Realms. I am a practitioner and trainer of a transformational modality called HeartThread which releases old patterns and conditioning from the body and mind restoring us to our self-authority and essence and allowing us to have direct communication to our intuition and to greater ease and grace. I am a dancer, musician and artist and an Elder and Grandfather. I organize ceremonies to bless the Waters called Medicine Water Wheel ceremonies and I assist communities to build them around the world. I love spending time in Nature, hiking, looking for crystals and meditating beneath grandmother/father trees beside flowing mountain streams.

Welcome to the Threshold

The messages I am receiving from the Universe these days are so synchronistic with what seems to be happening for me and perhaps many others. There is a sense of a huge expansion in consciousness, in my sense of who I am and who I am becoming and it is truly awesome on so many levels. I live in constant awe surrounded by light, by a sense of connection with my guidance and the magic and beauty that characterize my life. Today we had snow here. It has been beautiful. I am finally reaching a place of joy in my life, sometimes even bliss. I am strongly feeling that what I apparently am experiencing is a major upgrade of every aspect of who I thought I am.

The books that show up are reflections of my state of mind and heart and reinforce the spaces of understanding and growth I experience. I am currently reading The Great Shift, edited by Martine Vallée, just after reading Gregg Braden’s latest book, The Science of Self Empowerment. The focus on the heart and its power for transformation, healing and alignment is a major theme in both these books that reinforces everything I live by, share and teach through my HeartThread and healing work and the Messages of the Angels that I channel. In The Great Shift, I have found such richness and congruence through the messages from Mary Magdalen and the Hathors in the section of channelings through Tom Kenyon and Judi Sion.

The Magdalene is close to my heart. I am co-editing a Hebrew translation of I Remember Union by Flo Aeveia Magdalena, and find myself deeply involved, emotionally and spiritually with everything connected to her, Jeshua and Judas. She has been the one to write my daily downloaded messages after I meditate each morning. The section I just read about The Ecstacy of the Heart was uplifting, so affirming and a threshold to what I have been looking for.

I wrote this blog initially to direct you to a new article I recently wrote. Before I went to the Netherlands in September, I was asked to write an article for E.P.I.C Magazine with a deadline of the end of September. I sent it off on the 28th September and then I never heard a word until I returned and enquired about it. It was published as the featured article in the Durango November/December 2019 edition. The intended Santa Fe magazine was not able to get off the ground. So….. I want to share with you the article because it speaks to the sense for me of what is happening at this time on Planet Gaia on many levels. The article is here on my website:

https://raphaelweisman.com/home/articles-by-me-2/welcome-to-the-threshold/

 

Latest Newsletter. November-December 2019

Here is a link to my latest newsletter with upcoming events in Santa Fe, Monthly Team Earth call information for tonight, my latest travels, books, thoughts and photos and much more.

Enjoy

https://mailchi.mp/993181e96106/thresholds?e=d75624c0f8

photo credit Milan Boudewijn Tettere

The article Welcome to the Threshold in E.P.I.C. Magazine that I mention in my newsletter can be viewed here. Just turn the pages using the curved arrows and magnify the text. I will add the full text as a new article on a separate page as soon as I hear from the publisher.:

https://epicmag.org/pdfs/november-december-2019/?page=1

Angels Walk In Beauty

Walking In Beauty                   Here is a recording of the Channeling session I shared with the group at the Walking In Beauty 3 day ceremony in The Netherlands during the Autumn Equinox this September. Because it covers so much basic ground, I felt it is applicable to everyone and the  answers to individual questions cover issues of interest to us all, even though they were specific. I hope you will enjoy listening.

I will be posting photos and insights from my visit to the Netherlands and Glastonbury on the blog page of this site in the near future.

Welcome to my website

I have been upgrading my website, my image and redefining who I am and what I offer. So I invite you to view this website and begin a relationship with me through your comments, suggestions and other interactions as a result of your perusal. Perhaps you will even choose to receive a healing session or Intuitive Life Reading from me. Hopefully you will want to be on my mailing list, which you can do my going to this link

My guides are anxious to share more messages offering their wisdom for navigating this world and being able to integrate all the changes so that you are able to maintain balance and equanimity in spite of the challenges surrounding us. You can read some of their recent messages on past posts in the archives in the side column and on the page Messages from the Angels.

As I am teaching some interesting classes and offering readings and sessions both in person and on the internet, please visit the Events page of this website frequently and visit my FaceBook page and other related pages I host.

In the meantime, hopefully you will be interested in attending the Hebrew classes I am offering if you live in Santa Fe or attend the online class on the Essenes, which may turn out to be a monthly exploration.

Raphael

Loneliness

TesuqueFallThe pangs of loneliness are very familiar to most of you. Today, the day you call (St) Valentine’s day, is a day of hunger and sadness for many, who, just like, around your Christmas season, have to face a world in which they feel very alone, without close family or friends, or a lover. There is a sense of isolation that is part of the Human condition, for, in truth, when it boils down to it, each one is really alone within their own universe, within the mental and emotional structures of the psyche and the consciousness that has developed around you and colors your world view. So, this underlying reality is heightened many fold, when your world celebrates these times with gifts and flowers, feasts and special ceremonies and with what is supposed to be a joyous gathering with a special someone or a special group of friends or family.

It does not make it easier to understand that loneliness is an endemic state of affairs and is part and parcel of the human condition. Even within the most seemingly loving, harmonious and ideal relationships and family structures, there often lurk hidden components that can grow like a canker in the blood, and suddenly, at some undetermined point, rear their ugly heads as a form of cancer or disease or eruption of dissatisfaction, anger or disaster. For human life is not only a mystery, but is a territory for a journey of growth, and if there were no challenges, no thorns to the rose bush, and always love and light, the lifetime may seem sweet but would not yield growth and spiritual development. There would be little learning, therefore not much advancement for the soul.

SFeRiver1So what is the lesson in the field of loneliness? What is the seed that grows and what is the nature of the plant and the blossoms and the fruit of this condition. Shakespeare has said in King Lear, “The ripeness is all.” There is a deep experience within the feeling of being alone that is accompanied by self blame, self loathing and self denigration. There is a sense unworthiness, of being a victim and of being down on your luck, not a pleasant state of affairs and not an easy experience to combat or contradict if you do not have a powerful practice or strong belief in something like a Higher Power that is loving and embracing and forgiving. It is often in these moments of feeling so isolated, that one can choose to end it all, to take their life and sometimes that of another with them, because the desperation and sense of powerlessness and worthlessness is so great.

There is a need to develop a practice of caring, of community and of cultivating a strong intuition for your friends and neighbors, because a smile, a kind word, a cup of tea or coffee or a walk together can make all the difference in someone’s life. It is vital to develop a practice for yourself in which you grow your faith, in which you undertake to negate the voices of put down in your head, to connect with the body mind and develop a relationship with something creative and life enhancing; to break old patterns, to develop resolve to end habits of addiction that numb the soul and the emotions and allow the presence of demons, be they real or metaphoric, to take over your life. You have been given the power of choice, of decision, of wonder and miracle to allow you to shift these old patterns and remove from yourself the burdens of old worry and struggle that have been placed on your shoulders and accepted by you as yours, unwittingly, when you were too young to know the difference.

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Painting by Herman Rednick

We urge you to reach out to someone, to find help and to recognize that there can be a difference between loneliness or isolation and solitude. In solitude, you begin to create a relationship with yourself of love, of admiration, of gratitude and of sovereignty. You become your own best friend, You find things that excite and energize yourself, and you begin to recognize that you have the power, that there are guardians and angels that you can turn to and develop a relationship with, who will steer you in a direction of growth and deeper satisfaction. We want you to know that life is connected, that you are immortal and infinite, that you are a part of a greater whole and that you are indispensable to the greater good of the whole, of the planet and your community and that this feeling of being isolated is a wake up call to change the direction of your life from feeling like a victim to an empowered, sovereign being with the self authority to make healthy decisions. You may need to change the environment in which you live, the people you see, and certainly the attitudes that you have habitually seen your life and the world through, but it must be done, it can be done, and you are the one who must choose. The simple practice of exercise, of walking in Nature, running, swimming, sports, of some kind, will bring a huge shift, because you are engaging your body and your mind and your emotions.

IMG_5218We understand that loneliness is not fun, not pleasant and feels lousy. It can be overcome. Imagine what it would be like for you if someone reached out to you for help, for a kind word, a listening ear, a cup of tea, a little bit of the time of day, as they say. You would not begrudge them. So imagine that you can ask for that, to be heard once in a while. Seek help. Recognize that beneath the skin, everyone is hungry for attention, for love, connection and kindness. You may have had a rough childhood, but you have many shining examples of how people have turned their lives around. Become one of them. Become an example to some kid of how you overcame the sense of loneliness and developed a rich, fertile life, enjoying your alone time as a rewarding experience and having compassion for others. We are angels. We love you and want to help, so reach out to us in prayer. Give your troubles to God or whatever you think of as a Higher Power. You will begin to notice. difference. You will hear our answers. Your life will change.

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The Christ

This Christmas season is rather different from any before it. The critical mass on your planet has reached a level that has been unprecedented over many thousands of years of your civilizations on Planet Gaia, Mother Earth. You are very much aware that Christmas is not about Santa Claus, a snowman and sleigh rides, and not even about the birth of a baby  over two thousand years ago. You are aware enough to know that the ancients celebrated the Winter Solstice as a time of the renewal of the light and the changes of the seasons marked by the points in Heaven that affect your planet’s journey through the stars and galaxies, and specifically its orbit around the sun; The time of shortest day and longest night and the beginning of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

Most of you are also aware that this day of Christmas is also not about the birth of a baby called Jesus and that this date was assigned to his birth much later by a corrupt church/governmental energy of control, seeking to absorb and take over the power behind these ancient festivals of the Earth Mother and the seasons that were recognized and honored by all peoples throughout time. You have a sense that this is about the birth of the light, the observance of gathering to bring light to the darkest moment of the year through lighting candles, fires, music making, ceremony and prayer.

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And yet you are also aware that there is something about the Christ figure that is  pivotal in all this even if you have little relationship to the one Jesus and consider him a figure of worship for Christianity and not much else that affects you personally. So I would like to offer you an understanding that applies, whether you are Christian, Jew, Moslem, Zen, Buddhist or whatever your path, because the pivotal aspect of this season goes beyond the mind and the old dogmas of the ages, beyond control and gift giving.

The one called Jesus, Joshua, Jes(h)u, Jehoshuah,  Jesse or Isaiah or any of the versions of a name derived from the Hebrew root YShU, which means to “save” has been here before in many guises throughout time and space in this dimension. The spiritual reality and Presence of this being came to this planet to save those who had become trapped in the density of the physical plane, in flesh and blood, in the pleasures and experience of being in physical form and then forgetting their divine source as aspects of God/ Goddess/Creator or whatever you wish to call the energy of Source. He brought with him many “Angels” and His and their Divine Consorts as they took on the Male and Female aspects of Humanity. This “Team” of Light Beings continues to work on behalf of Humanity and those trapped within the darkness of Density.

Rainbow Body             Over many incarnations This One came under different names as bringer of teachings, writing, agriculture, healing, magic and the Mysteries. He was known as Zoroastra, Thoth, Hermes, Osiris, The Yellow Emperor, Quetsalcoatl, and many, many other names, in his Masculine aspect as bringer of Light and Wisdom and a message of Love and Cooperation. There were also Feminine aspects of this Love and Light energies such as the Marys, the Quan Yin and the Goddess figures of herstory. It was always prophesied that he/she/they would return and bring an age of peace, a golden age back to a planet that has been ravaged by war, violence, hatred, cruelty and the density of separation.

The Christian church claims that this “Messiah” or Savior has already come in the form of Jesus, the “Christ” (anointed one). However, we have anything but peace, union, co-operation and love filling the annals of this planet at this time. The Jews are still waiting for the Messiah. New Age teachings say the Christ will come this time around, not in the form of one person, but rather that Christ Consciousness will be born in the hearts of the people and this is what makes this time different, and this is where the true salvation for Humanity will arise, in the heart. “New Age” philosophy may have its faults, but in this understanding of the Christ path, there is great wisdom.

However, what I would like to invite you to consider this Christmas Season and season of Light is what I am going to call the Human Jesus, the nature of the one who did show up at some point in “history”, however much the “story” has become distorted, such that so many versions of the “truth” are rampant. This one typing has even harbored much skepticism of the historical reality of such a man, in spite of his association with many practices, groups and understandings that refer to such a One.

There are those that have had recollections of lifetimes in the presence of this one, whom we will call Yeshu; Whether through hypnotic regression or shamanic journeys, dreams or simple reactivation of memory. The most remarkable aspects of these memories is the remembrance of the love, compassion and the “golden glow” that is associated with Him, His touch, His eyes and his bearing. He loved all equally, whether sinner or saint, crippled, leper or devoted disciple. The feeling that these people report is of such unconditional love and Presence that their lives were and are changed just by the memory and association.IMG_5218

So, if you are a skeptic or you are reaching for a greater meaning this year for your Holy Day experience, and there is something itching you to go deeper into the meaning of Christmas or the Festival of Lights or the Solstice and you want to feel something more than the glitz and glamor, meditate on this One and what it would be like to look into His eyes and feel that love, that glow and that remembrance of your own divine light as a child of God, as a son or daughter of the love of Creator, of Wakan Tanka, The Great Mystery. Feel what it would be like to be seen by the eyes of such compassion and love that accepts you totally, just as you are. Let that light shine in your own heart and begin to see yourself through those same eyes. Feel what forgiveness feels like to you, for you, and for others; How it might feel to recognize that all humans have their challenges, their flaws and their strengths, just like you and that all are worthy of the rekindling of that light that is the bottom line of all existence.

Whether you be alone or with family and friends this Holiday Season, may you receive the light of the great Beings of Light that love you and want you to experience the love of All That Is, for you are all expressions of this Reality.

I am Ashtara. I come from the Stars and I dwell in the heart of this one writing, as his Feminine aspect

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Here are a few books that you may want to read to receive a feeling of what was presented in this message and “eyewitness memory” accounts

They Walked with Jesus by Dolores Cannon. (Dolores Cannon also wrote “Jesus and the Essenes”), “Essenes, Children of the Light” by Stuart Wilson & Joanna Prentis, and “I Remember Union” by Flo Aeveia Magdalena

Aspects

Aspects

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Painting by Herman Rednick

We are here with you once again to share some insights for this time. I am Ashtara. I represent the feminine aspect of the one who transmits these messages. In some way I am an angel and from another perspective, I am this one’s feminine aspect. I am also a representative of what you call the “Galactic Federation”.  As you ponder on the unfathomable world around you, you may be surprised to realize that everything can be seen from many perspectives, some seemingly juxtaposed and regarded as opposites. For the world of flesh and blood, the 3rd dimensional world that you swim in, is a creation based upon polarity. It is not the “True” Reality. But then, what is that? Is there such a thing? Can a human being see with perspectives that transcends dualism, transcend the world of opposites, cold and hot, light and dark, innocence and guilt? The answer is “yes”!

As the world is evolving at this pivotal time in your history/herstory, many are following a path that they are hoping will lead them to some form of enlightenment. They seek wisdom and guidance, attend seminars and gatherings and follow those who seem to have answers, charisma and some aura of Grace about them. There is much soul searching for those who are no longer satisfied with the status quo and with what they see and experience around them. They are rushing to the yoga studios and the ceremonies and the shamans and the practices of the East and indigenous ones, attempting to move beyond the restrictions and paradigms of the past, be it the dogmas of the patriarchy or the restrictions of religious upbringing that never brought freedom or spirituality into the young lives.

You have an amazing opportunity at this time in your evolution because you are at the end point of a certain organicity. What I mean by that is there is a moment in time when everything is coming to a standstill, almost as if the moment before everything comes crashing down. There is an expectancy that something majorly has to change otherwise it all will come crashing down. And yet there is great confusion because the chaos is so great that people lose hope. They become despondent and you have those who cannot bear it and leave by their own  accord. They leave great sorrow and shake up behind them. Their desperate cry is heard but there seems to be no answer.

It is imperative that each one follows a path towards their heart now.You can only keep it locked up and frozen for so long before the medical results catch up and life appears to be a struggle and a great challenge instead of a joy and a celebration. It is necessary to become vulnerable. It is necessary to turn to your own, personal inner guidance system, to your heart, to the very flesh and blood that your body represents with its own source of wisdom and truth. It is important to become your own authority. It is important to give love and caring and blessing to the children, to remove them from the rigidity of school and system and bring them into the fresh air of nature and the world of water and tree and magic and beauty. Don’t bury them behind a desk learning how to conform to a world of authority that has no heart. Take back your pride in your humanity because being human and being divine are the two sides of the currency of wholeness and you cannot afford to be spending your coins on mediocrity and hypocrisy.

There are important lessons to follow before the crashing. The greatest killer in your society is judgement. “It begins with your family and soon it comes round to your soul” as Leonard Cohen said. You learn to judge yourself and then you learn to project onto others. This is where you must begin, whatever your practice. It may take you all your life to love yourself, but after all, it is worth it. You are a child of The Great Mystery, of Creator, of the One. Each one is unique, each one is special and has something to offer the Whole. Your individuality is only a pathway to wholeness because in “Reality” you are all One, you are all aspects of each other. You are eternal beings, sparks of the Divine. You are all reflections of each other in your isolation, in your wholeness, learning about re-union, coming back to union. You are dancers. You are not male and female in your souls, in your hearts. You have divided yourselves into two halves so you could experience what it is like to come together. You are both. Each one has a male and a female aspect. As you recognize the “other” aspect of your makeup, you are reaching for your wholeness. Instead of projecting your pain and anger at the “other sex”, try and imagine what it might be like to be in their shoes. All are conditioned into their boxes.

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Many are preaching about the “Divine” feminine and masculine. My recommendation is to forget about all that. Does your dog or cat have a “divine” feminine or masculine? By thinking this way you are differentiating between human and divine as if they are separate worlds. You are distancing yourselves from the very truth of wholeness. As you begin  your daily meditation practice, reach upwards towards “Heaven” and downwards towards the core of Mother Earth and bring them both  into your heart, connecting Heaven on Earth with your very center. Just as your different energy bodies have some kind of differentiation as to size and function, so too they interpenetrate the whole being that you are and are only considered as separate for the purposes of analysis and healing. In truth there is one interconnected whole made up of interpenetrating collaborative systems, cells, organs, molecules and atoms, all contributing to one organism that is also part off a multitude of systems, organs and cells in a galactic and global interconnected entity. Which is also interconnected to All That Is.

As you expand your awareness to see the bigger picture, remember to treat yourself and those around you with love and respect. No spiritual growth is possible without it. Be humble, keep it simple. Be true to yourself and your heart. Trust. There are many unseen helpers all around you waiting to answer your call. Life is a miracle and a blessing. Allow what comes to you to be there. Resistance engenders pain. Cry, Rage, feel it all. You are human by design, not by chance. You have chosen to be here. Choose to be here, in this human body. Choose to experience what you have gathered to yourself. No one else can experience it for you. It is your doorway to the infinite. And you are infinite beings. You are loved and protected. Reach out, reach in. Angels are there. Your “aspect” is there too. Enjoy the dance! 

Ashtara

New Moon 7th November, 2018