by Shanta Gabriel

Spending the past three months in the rarified atmosphere of Mt. Shasta, one of the seven most sacred mountains on Earth, has caused curious ascension symptoms for my exploration. On one level I can feel the expansiveness as my consciousness has been stretched beyond what I have known before (which is what I asked for without thought of what that would be like for my physical body).

I now find myself feeling like a small sea creature that has outgrown her shell and is furiously seeking the seabed for one that will fit my new being. It has left me feeling somewhat untethered and vulnerable, displaced without the comfort of the old or the sanctuary of my new safe shell. Since I am forever taking it all personally, I thought I was the only one having this experience. It turns out that many people I have spoken with have used some of these same words, such as displaced and untethered, to describe what they have been experiencing of late.

We are on the cusp of a massive leap in consciousness. The speed of the changes that are occurring indicate that we are very close to the quantum leap we have been working to create the past 25 years since the Harmonic Convergence in 1987. These accelerated energy frequencies have been blasting our nervous systems. It is a wonder that we don’t all have new curly hair because it feels as though we have put our fingers in the cosmic electrical socket. My guidance is saying that there are some great waves of energy to surf right now that will continue to peak until after August 20. Things will feel a bit more open as we build to the next peak to come at the Solstice. We will have more veils parting and more clarity on our pathways by the end of the month I am sure.

The Harmonic Convergence commemoration August 11-18 will be anchoring a new empowerment for Divine Love on the planet. I will be leading a teleconference on two of the days as will many others in a concentrated effort to bring us into alignment with a new harmonic and peace-filled planet.

In the meantime I took this situation into a meeting with Archangel Gabriel, who is always good with new tools and creative solutions. Below is the message I received in response to my whining.

Dear Ones,

If you could only see from our vantage point you would know that the qualities of consciousness being manifest at this time are guiding you in very specific ways.

These disconnected feelings arise from your attempts to place an overlay of your old reality onto the new one awakening within and around you. It may help you to consider yourself as a beautiful potted plant. Make yourself a beautiful spacious plant with magnificent flowers or one with beautiful leaves thriving in the midst of the Light available from the Source. Now this plant is self-contained and can receive all the nutrients it needs because of its energetic connection to the core of the earth. The pot actually provides plenty of protection, and the stems and leaves receive nourishment from God’s love. You in your potted plant being can go wherever you need to go so you can thrive, and the special guardian angel of your thriving plant will always be there with you to guide your way and protect you.

This is helpful for those who feel they are displaced at this time, rather untethered from familiar surroundings and not fitting into any of the scenarios that are presently available to your perception. You are placing yourself in the hands of the angels and masters who work in your life. You as a beautiful potted plant are a gift being offered to the new world you are creating for yourself that has yet to manifest.

The Angels are protecting and caring for you as the gift you truly are. Take care of yourself as you would this beautiful plant. Surround yourself with Love, nourish and nurture yourself and receive a bath of Divine Light daily.

Know that you are anchoring your sense of sanctuary within your being, and allowing the manifestation to unfold. You are feeding this action with your clear intentions for Harmony, Beauty and Peace in your sanctuary and in your world. You also know that this new sanctuary will be a place for you to thrive.

Feel our Protective Wings around you, Little Lambs, and know that while you are carrying your beautiful flowering self through the dark woods of life, we are lighting your path with rainbows that will guide you to your new home. And so it is.

May you find peace within yourself during these changing times.

Shanta Gabriel
Copyright: August 7, 2012

Aurora East of Edmonton Alberta Canada - Photo by Zoltan Kenwell In the interest of the old saying, “we teach what we need to learn,” I have been focused recently on all the different ways I have been working with Light over the past 30 + years. When I met my guru, Dhyanyogi Madhusudandas, back in 1977, he taught us about the power of Light through meditation and ancient Hindu spiritual practices. We were fortunate because very few people had ever heard of him, so a small group of us were able to spend personal time with a true spiritual master from India.

One of the things I experienced was the amazing Light filled presence of a being who personified unconditional love. He was a Shaktipat guru, which means he was able to awaken a person’s Kundalini or spiritual energy, with Divine Light through a touch or a look. Guruji had written a book in the 1960’s called “Light on Meditation,” and practicing meditation in his presence was definitely a Light filled experience. He would suggest we not be attached to these experiences or even to his presence, but to use this Light energy to find our own deep connection to God by the pathway he had opened through Shaktipat initiation.

Ayurveda, the ancient system of healing in India, teaches that rubbing our physical bodies with sacred oils, such as rose, sandalwood or sesame is a valuable way to keep balance in the different pathways between our spiritual and physical bodies. Guruji ran such high frequencies of spiritual energy through his physical body that his head would become very hot. This and other manifestations of his awakened Kundalini were benefited by daily massage. It was often a question for me who was actually benefiting, because many times there would be 2 or more devotees giving him a massage at one time. We could ask him questions, he would tell us inspiring stories, or even lovingly tease us. Often those giving the massage would slip into deep meditation during the process and become unable to complete their task. At those times it was often my job, since I seemed to be somewhat immune to this powerful urge, to move their inert bodies aside, and complete the healing massage for the benefit of our guru. Oh, how I wished I had been able to be so sensitive as to let go into that desire to drift away. My sensitivity, however, was to the service that was needed, and a few of us always seemed to show up when something needed to be done.

I had early in my association with Dhyanyogi decided to go to massage school in Santa Cruz, California where our ashram was located. I wanted to give Guruji as much healing energy as I could in return for the intense work he did with thousands of devotees in India and across the U.S. This massage training entailed working with Light energy through a bodywork process. Because of my proximity to the Light and spiritual energy my guru embodied, the massage and bodywork training really allowed me a new form of creative process and healing service. Then Guruji decided to teach ancient forms of healing because so many of his devotees were healers themselves. He felt it was important that we learn how to protect ourselves, use this energy for awakening within and work with others to bring a higher frequency of Divine Light and healing energy into the world. It was to be the most profound period of Grace I have experienced in my long life.

Divine Light as a Force for Healing

After Guruji went back to India in 1980, I continued my healing practice in Northern California until getting married and moving to Hawaii in 1984. There I met another healer I will call Kaiona. Through a spiritual awakening, he began to see into people’s bodies and worked with Divine Light to bring healing energy through his own form of bodywork. He called this energy Light Force. He told me when we met that I had the same pattern and colors of Light energy in my hands that he did, so it would be possible for me to do that same work. I jumped right in and for the next fifteen years, he trained me to bring Divine Light into the cells of people’s bodies to activate a higher frequency of energy. When the Light was activated in the cells healings would occur on the physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual levels. For many years I enjoyed this healing work, and was able to teach Light Activation Therapy as well.

It was, in fact, during one of these healing sessions in 1988 that Archangel Michael showed up in, no surprise, a blaze of Golden Light. Continuing from 1990 when Archangel Gabriel came to teach me, my Light energy work took differing forms, from hands on to hands off. Archangel Gabriel was adamant about the need for us to bring Divine Light through our bodies, in order to create a bridge from Heaven and Earth. He taught me about using Light as an activation tool in my own body to clear away debris and blocks to my soul’s purpose, as well as bring Light Frequencies into my own being for higher sacred attunements. It was through working with these Light energies within me that Archangel Gabriel taught me how to receive messages. It has been a real gift to find that these messages spoke to others in a deep way, and it was heartening to find that when I showed them the techniques, other people were able to use these same processes to prepare them to receive their own guidance as well.

Divine Light as a Force for Protection

While I was in Hawaii, I began work with another spiritual teacher, Nancy Shipley Rubin, who also had been working with the Light Body and frequencies for healing for a great length of time. I have worked with her for many years and still find that her cutting edge teachings have the capacity to go deeply into areas necessary for my spiritual growth. In the late 90’s, one of the things she had been emphasizing was the need to surround ourselves with Divine Light after clearings. She would suggest bringing Light to us and send it “3 times round.” This was an interesting process I worked with for several years until it proved itself to be extremely beneficial in what could have been a very dangerous situation. I was obviously very protected in one grueling trip to Chicago. I was driving through a very heavy rainstorm with jagged flashes of lightening all around me over the prairies, the likes I had never seen as a Californian or in Hawaii. This storm was so intense, I found myself repeating a powerful Sanskrit prayer, the Gayatri, some say is the oldest written prayer in history. I also was praying to Archangel Michael to surround me in 3 rings of Golden Light, and to fill me as well as the car with Divine Light. I kept this up for hours, so delayed by the weather that I did not arrive in Chicago until after midnight. I had directions to a home where many students were gathering with an Indian spiritual teacher, but I was concerned that my lateness would be too disturbing. I decided to find a motel and then get a fresh start in the morning

Then it got even scarier

I stopped in a convenience store to get directions to a place to spend the night, and the woman sent me to a section of Chicago where she said there were many motels to stay in. Following her directions I found out that there were indeed many motels but they were all for rent by the hour, with a key deposit so you could not go out to find clients and bring them back, if you get my meaning here. There were not big X’s on the windows but that is the kind of rating that neighborhood would have had. I tried a number of places over several blocks and they were all the same. I started getting more and more uncomfortable, when I realized I had no idea where I was in a huge, possibly dangerous city in the wee hours of the morning. Finally I just took one of the motels, and paid their $50 key deposit for the night. When I went to my room, I found out the walls were covered with mirrors and there were two tiny little towels and a small bar of soap in the bathroom. Extremely yucky, however I was still chanting the Gayatri, and I asked Archangel Michael to fill me with Divine Light, and surround the room with 3 rings of Golden Light.

I went to the car and found my own bedding, the flowers I had brought for the teacher, and some candles and spiritual pictures to make a little altar so I could bring more positive energy into the place. I placed my bedding over the bedspread with my head facing the pictures, candles and flowers at the foot of the bed. I am not sure if I slept much. I know that whenever I surfaced in consciousness, I was still chanting the Gayatri mantra. At one point I heard someone try to open the door but the chain was on it. I just lay there repeating my mantra, filling and surrounding myself in Light. As soon as there was a hint of dawn I jumped up, did a small shower and put on clean clothes. I gathered up all my things and prepared to make one big fast trip to the car and get out of there. But I could not find the key for which I had given the $50 deposit. I looked everywhere, and said my usual “find it” prayers, until finally it was getting later and I just decided to go. When I opened the door, the prayers must have worked because I did find the key. I had left the key in the door lock outside the room. I was so freaked out the night before that I had not been grounded and acted stupidly, and yet the Divine Light of God still protected me. I will never forget that demonstration of power and Divine Grace.

Divine Light as a Spiritual Tool in any Situation

That was in 2002, and over the years I have still been using this prayer and working with Divine Light as a spiritual tool. I consider it one of the most powerful teachings I have ever received. I have been very fortunate in my life to have met and spent time absorbing the wisdom of some very evolved teachers. To have that deep connection was necessary for my spiritual growth. We are in a very different time right now – a time when it is possible to contact the inner wisdom that lives within each of us. The veils are much thinner between worlds, and the frequency of energy on the planet has quickened to such an extent that we are able to immerse ourselves in the vastness of Light in the Divine Heart, and receive Love and Wisdom to our greatest capacity. Of course, we still have those who inspire us through the media, books or meetings and this is appropriate. We need to take these teachings and apply them to our daily life, so we gain more inner balance and less separation. At the same time we also have access to our Higher Self and teachings that are available in a way that was never possible before.

The Gabriel Message Cards say: The teachers you seek are Truth and Wisdom. They are within you. The vast intelligence of the Divine Light carries the truth and wisdom, as well as the love we are seeking. There is nourishment and inspiration available when we tap into the power of Divine Light. Working with Light is the first step to any of my spiritual practices. I have seen Divine Light clear the way within my own body and clear the way for me to be safe in the world. I have watched Divine Light working within the body of a client and seen its powerful process connecting them to their soul’s purpose. I have experienced Divine Light as the one tool that I can use for any situation and any person no matter what it is, knowing that Divine Light is a valuable, empowered energy force that can bring healing. I know that Divine Light carries the Love and Intelligence of God so it is able to find its way into areas where its healing power is most needed and will do the work required in perfect Divine Order.

Archangel Gabriel said to me, “Receive Light. Give Light. Be Light.” And so it is.

Shanta Gabriel
Copyright: April 24, 2011

Shanta is available for private spiritual sessions and also will be teaching some of these powerful Divine Light techniques at the Terra Nova Summit conference in Quebec, June 10-12. More information at