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Why the energies of Osiris, Ra, and Thoth?

Special thanks to E.P.I.C. Magazine

People may wonder why it is that the energies of Osiris, Ra, and Thoth are the ones channeled here. I am reassured that the names themselves do not matter. They simply serve as helpful ‘handles’ that allow the ego something familiar to ‘grab onto’ on this plane, where limited spiritual perception via the human experience is common.

At the same time, there IS a story here. I (Tim, speaking from the ego’s perspective) received an Angel Board reading from my sisters Laurie Gambacorta and Lisa Byrne in 2014. Below is the guidance I received, which, with my permission, was published in the November/December 2014 issue of E.P.I.C. Magazine. (www.epicmag.org)

This reading has led to the publishing of There Is No ‘Other’: Ego vs Heart… The Channeled Wisdom of Osiris, Ra, and Thoth. The book was written, or channeled, rather, through a very simple process. The concept, from the beginning, was to sit down and write at least two pages a day, every single day, rain or shine, until the goal of 300 pages was reached. At that point, the second phase, the curating process, would be performed. Initially there was no plan beyond this. No outline was drafted and followed. No vision or dream of what the book might contain. Simply sitting down at the computer keyboard and moving fingers across the keys until two pages were filled.

The first 100 pages or so were basically me complaining about whatever… my past, my present, the weather. But somewhere around page 100 in my process, a different “voice” began to come through. I would sit with my eyes closed, typing the words, phrases, and sentences that “appeared” before my mind’s eye… that almost seemed to materialize out of thin air, as if whispered into my ear. I soon had 300 pages of material, two months ahead of schedule. The goal I had set for myself in December of 2014 was ‘to write a book’… and to have 300 pages of *something* written by May 31, 2015. On May 30, 2015, the completed book was published by booklocker.com and available for purchase.

And it all started with an Angel Board reading. (Or so it would appear to the ego.)

Regardless of the ego’s judgments about the validity of extrarational phenomena, the wisdom provided through this session is solid. I am humbled and filled with gratitude to be able to share it here.

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Special thanks to E.P.I.C. Magazine

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Kirtan with Blue Lotus Feet

May 10, 2014

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Kirtan with Blue Lotus Feet

May 11, 2013.
Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center, Ignacio, Colorado.

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May 12, 2013 · 9:53 am

april 2013 collage with round om smallBlue Lotus Feet in the studio

Here’s a sneak peek at Blue Lotus Feet’s first studio album (currently in production): http://bluelotusfeet.bandcamp.com/track/peace-mantra-sample

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April 12, 2013 · 12:46 pm

Blue Lotus Feet in the recording studio

Blue Lotus Feet in the studio, recording our first album!

Blue Lotus Feet in the studio, recording our first album!

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Regarding today’s outdoor gig: An open letter to the Universe

Dear Universe,

Thank you for today’s gig. Playing my bass and singing at an outdoor venue with my dear friends today offered lots of opportunities for growth for me. Here are some of your lessons that I recognize, just off the top of my head (I know this list is not exhaustive, by any means):

1) There will be windy days. Sometimes, when I’m stepping out and doing something new, something I believe in, something that requires working together as part of a team, it may be windy. The wind may start blowing wildly, out of nowhere. At it may blow so hard that I have to close my eyes and just hold on and do my best in the moment. I don’t get to be in charge of the wind. I’m only in charge of my response to the wind. Conditions are such: windy.

Photo by Jeremy Booth.

2) Sometimes I may not be able to hear myself. No monitor speakers means that I may not get immediate feedback about what I’m playing. What I’m singing. It may be difficult for me to tell just exactly what message is being perceived, regardless of what I feel like I’m sending. I may just have to focus on my heart and set my intention to be a channel for love; an amplifier for love.
3) Sometimes I may not be able to hear my band mates. No monitor speakers plus high winds may mean that I can’t always hear what my family, friends, and loved ones are saying, or playing. I may need to pause before responding to what I think I hear. I may need to give it just a moment and remain receptive to further incoming information. Drawing my attention down from my head and into my heart can help to reestablish my heart connection with them. My heart can hear better than my ears.

Photo by Jeremy Booth.

4) Sometimes I may not be able to tell what the audience is hearing. While I may desire complete control over the overall levels and mix of the music, the overall wind speed and direction; the overall temperature; the overall rate of the flow of time, actually there’s only a certain amount that I’m in charge of. I can work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with those who can offer feedback; I can ask questions. “Welcome, folks! Say, I need your help. Please tell me, can you hear us okay?” I can ask questions, welcome feedback, and make adjustments accordingly. Beyond that, I can turn the volume up on my heart.
5) Sometimes I may not be able to tell what the audience is feeling. They may be physically distant in such a way that I can’t see their faces or read their body language. I may need to return my focus back to my heart, again and again. “Was that a smile, or a grimace?”, I may wonder. In this instance, once again, loving detachment is my best course of action. While I may wish to affect people by causing them to smile, laugh, and feel happy, I need to be careful not to use these responses to gauge my success. The wind may be blowing for them, too. They may be thinking about other things. Or they may be experiencing a sense of inner peace and calm. They may feel happy; they may feel sad. They may feel indifferent. My best plan of action: return my focus to my heart. Play my bass. Step up to the microphone. Open up my heart and let the love flow through.

The whirlpools of Naruto.

And as I’m loading out and walking to my car, it’s entirely possible that I may hear someone call my name. I may look to see someone smiling and saying ‘thank you’. It may be someone I don’t recognize. Perhaps even someone I’ve never met. In this moment, I’m reminded that I often do not know the impact of my actions. By centering my attention in my heart and opening my channels as wide as I can, I increase the chances of vibrating as a broadcast antenna for love. In the face of many apparent roadblocks and hurdles, I make the active choice to pluck these bass strings with love in my heart, and a small pebble hits the surface of the atmosphere. The ripples spread outward. I refuse to become discouraged. Someone says ‘thank you’.
Today, in the face of these perceived challenges, I am blessed once again.
Thanks for the lessons, Universe.
Love, Tim

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Blue Lotus Feet kirtan

Blue Lotus Feet celebrate Kirtan in Durango, Colorado. (L to R: Lisa Byrne; Laurie Gambacorta; Cheryl Birchard; Bob Spencer; Charlie Kiene; Tim Birchard.) Photo by Amanda Foley.

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