Due to my upcoming trip to Mount Shasta on Wednesday, and preparations related thereto, this will be the last Gaia Portal interpretation until I return the following Wednesday 31st of August.
Merrimacs enter, where calcifieds have failed.
Steadfastness of the Higher Light dissolve all blocks.
Mortifications are annulled.
Uplevellings are embraced.
Necessities are only of the Light.
Interpretations: “Merrimacs enter, where calcifieds have failed.” – The term merrimac has no official meaning but is the name of a native American tribe that lived in the Merrimack Valley along the northern coast of Massachusetts. Merrimac means swift water place, according to the natives. Interestingly enough, I’ve lived not too far from this valley and much of my father’s side of the family lives in the post-industrial city of Lawrence, near Lowell, both of which are located along the Merrimack river. The point of interest with respect to this term is most likely the reference to swift water place, which is suggestive of a high energy area. Water is often used to represent symbolically something that is deeply penetrative. Within astrology, water signs have excellent intuitive and emotional abilities. Water is also an excellent media in chemistry for dissolving various compounds so that they may be combined with other substances in solution. In light of these qualities, the term calcified refers to a hardened material which has accumulated dissolved solids via a process of electromagnetic attraction.
“Steadfastness of the Higher Light dissolve all blocks.” – A similar concept to calcification, which is a material example of stubbornness, is steadfastness. But unlike the other variants, steadfastness is a quality of holistic action, a positive beneficial quality. Stubbornness is often a result of a lack of holistic thinking. When we refuse to look at something and evaluate it with all our faculties (emotionally and intellectually) we tend to form close-minded dogmatic beliefs, calcifications within consciousness. But steadfastness is focused dedication, a mustering of all consciousness into a purpose with clarity. An artist works with steadfastness to finish a painting. A writer works with steadfastness to complete their book. And with respect to the Creator, the truth works with eternal steadfastness to lovingly nurture the evolving souls of time and space.
“Mortifications are annulled.” – The term mortification contemporarily refers to the act of being embarrassed or shamed, and in times of old referred to the process of death and decay. The term annulled refers to the act of declaring something invalid and therefore non-binding and often used legally to refer to marriages that have no standing. Combining the two terms, it can be interpreted to mean that the act or process of embarrassment is being declared invalid. Shaming, in general, is used by our would-be masters, and by extension, humanity at large, to behaviorally modify an individual. We’ve been trained by society to shame our children into compliance with what we think they should be doing. We tell them they are bad, tell them “no don’t do that,” and force them to go to schools to be evaluated against their peers, all of which mortifies the evolving soul within.
“Necessities are only of the Light.” – The term necessities refers to something we’ve defined as needed or required. Breathing air is a necessity of life. But due to the distortions of calcification and enculturation, we tend to value things that are necessities of darkness, instead of light. For example, many people consider drinking soda a necessity. avoiding water as if it was poison. I know at least a dozen people in my life right now who refuse to drink water and only soda or other flavored beverages. And as we mentioned earlier, the price of this choice is disease and disempowerment. But a necessity of light are things we define as needed which uplevel us as a result. Finding examples of this are difficult but they are present within society today. For example, many of us think finding balance and harmony with nature is a necessity as a recognition that we are destroying the planet. With respect to soul growth, the truth is a necessity of light. Without the truth, we can’t grow and evolve, without the truth, we stagnate and eventually die—although most may not think of it this way. This statement can be interpreted to mean that humanity is beginning to find value in things that are truly of benefit for soul growth and evolution. And considering that the truth is the central foundation for these things, it suggests that we’re beginning to be more open to its transformative power. In this respect, changing our values by going within and discerning if something we want is of benefit is very important. We can’t be in two worlds at once. We can’t value getting drunk every night and also value health, as one destroyes the other. But when we let go of things we valued in the past, we can focus more clearly on a new and better way, a necessity of light.
PS – In December 2014, when Julian and I were discussing the idea of sharing these updates on the blog, he encouraged me to do more than just share the raw post. He said that we could offer our insights into what they could mean and in doing so create a venue for deep discussion and consciousness exploration. There were many times I wasn’t sure if others found any value in these interpretations, but Julian and others continued to urge me on in this venture. This is just one example of the countless ways he helped me in my life path, for which I am eternally grateful. I want to dedicate these interpretations to him and his memory. I will love you always Julian, and know, that your zeal for creativity and loving service of others continues on.
Note about meanings: The meanings offered are my attempt to objectify the Gaia Portal updates, to give them a scientifically supported basis in reality. However, the subjective process of reading the update personally is incredibly valuable, and meanings generated in each respect are not mutually exclusive (in conflict with each other). I suggest reading the update, like a tool for divination as if it was written specifically for you; similar to a psychic reading. Your meanings may not match what I share, but that does not mean one is more ‘correct’ than another. All meanings have value, depending on the context which is applied to them, all perspectives have a place within the whole of what IS, and therefore, can be part of an exploration of one’s self. Our perspective is intimately connected to all others.
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