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Volume 9 Issue 6
Mar/Apr 2004

April is Earth Month, April 22 is Earth Day
Let's Celebrate Our Precious Earth Every Day!

Choosing Natural Sweeteners

The BodyTalk System™
Using Innate Wisdom to Synchronize and Balance the Bodymind for Optimum Health

Medicinal Marijuana (Cannabis)
A Natural Relief for Pain and Suffering

Phoenix Message
A Journey South Inspired by Crop Formations


Phoenix Message
A Journey South Inspired by Crop Formations
Natural Reflections
by Beata Van Berkom

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift. -Albert Einstein

I crossed the North American continent in awe. It was a clear sunny day in November, 2003, beautiful for flying. The trip from Saskatoon, via the “Twin Cities” in Minnesota, to Phoenix, Arizona, was breathtaking. Invited by Dr. Chet Snow, I was on my way to represent Canada at the International “Signs of Destiny 2003” Conference in Tempe, Arizona.

Slowly the mid-western “Land-o-lakes,” Minnesota vista changed into familiar geometrical farmland. Vast agricultural landscapes, intermittently marked by circular fields, made me smile as I was up there hurtling through space, on my way to speak at a conference inspired by crop circles. These circular farm fields looked as odd against the typical patchwork quilt pattern as I felt representing Canada at this novel event.
My “meteoric rise” to such “expert” status was due, in part, to my curiosity and research into many mystical topics over the years. It was also due to my personal experience visiting the circles, pathways, and elliptical rings in fields around Saskatchewan, coupled with my desire to speak about my ideas.

I believe that crop formations mirror huge implications for our understanding, our beliefs, and our expectations of reality, life, and experiences. They represent the simple truth of the experiential nature of reality; the dawning awareness that we are participating in a much larger game, in a much bigger venue than we ever imagined possible. To “imagine something possible”—this phrase may give us a clue to the true co-creative nature of our reality, that we can envision something so strongly its manifestation becomes a possibility.

I have been collecting information for years—ever since I was eight months old, in fact, when I apparently explained to my mother that I was “curious.” My talking at such an early age actually frightened my parents.

I find their fear an interesting analogy to the challenges of human consciousness expansion. Because the expectations of their child’s development did not correlate with the experience of their child’s development, they were afraid. Thanks to hundreds of years of socio-religious training, humans bear a deep fear of being outside set boundaries.

On this journey I, too, felt outside my boundaries and a bit fearful. However, I was blissfully grateful for this flying experience as I watched the landscape shift to the Colorado mountains, then morph into the familiar pinky earth tones and abrupt rock formations of the “Roadrunner and Coyote” American Southwest. I had previously experienced this only through spaghetti westerns and restaurant décor.

As the plane landed I scanned the area for the one sign that truly confirmed I had left Canada, the one that says you are now somewhere else, somewhere alien, somewhere foreign, never-never land, the “we’re-not-in-Saskatchewan-anymore-Toto” signal—a palm tree. Thanks to this desert city being regularly watered there were many palm trees, to my delight.

The experience of being a speaker at this huge international event was very validating and wonderfully informative. This conference creates a place for new thought to be validated. I found out I do have a story to tell, a perspective to share. I got a clearer view of the huge network of like-minded people who are out there, who thirst for new information. I met, in person, many of the people I had only read about while doing my research. It was like being at the “Crop Circle Oscars!”

What I learned was that I am fortunate to live in Saskatoon. Saskatchewan is sacred, each season hosting the most crop formations per capita in Canada. I see now my mission to collect and share concepts and information, creating new patterns of thought, is valid and essential in these shifting times—times encouraging us to explore new directions.

Saskatchewan is sacred, each season
hosting the most crop formations
per capita in Canada.

The traditional native Medicine Wheel honours the four directions. On this wheel the direction South is represented by the animal, Coyote, and the concepts of Love and Trust. Sometimes Coyote tricks you into situations where you are challenged to grow, to stretch, and to try new experiences, and entertain new ideas. We need only love and trust ourselves enough to enjoy the journey south. Our ability to show mastery in all experiences serves humanity if we can enjoy the process and open ourselves to new thoughts about the power of Love and Trust. Then we cannot avoid being “tricked” into creating a life reflecting a state of grace, allowing freedom for all.

We are all equally powerful to rule or to direct the flow of information for our species. This is the gift of Intuition. Self is perfect. Our task is to experience self, master self, and love self. The frequency of love is as nectar to the whole of creation. Produce it freely and we are all fed.

Beata Van Berkom is a member of the Canadian Crop Circle Research Network (www.cccrn.ca). To purchase her 35-minute, $15.00 audio CD entitled, “Phoenix Message,” call: (306) 665-6532, email: bvb@shaw.ca, or visit her website: members.shaw.ca/bvb. To order the original DVD/VHS of her conference slide/lecture presentation entitled, Canadian Circles: Sound & Creation, visit: www.chetsnow.com.



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