A Journey South Inspired by Crop Formations
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
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org,
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,