Spirit Leaves: Reopening the Doors of Perception


It is splendid living at a time when so many old souls are waking up. In 2020, more of us will begin to see the “big picture,” Cedric Red Feather’s favorite term for the situation of holding an expansive awareness. What is involved is so simple it will likely baffle us at first, causing us to do a kind of gif-repeating double take. Gradually, we will realize it is our own insights and dreams that shape and inform our reality.

The fundamental truth is that everything brought into being on Earth in 2020 is being created and supported by us (with more than a little help from our Light Guides!). Here’s what we can expect:

• Empathic existence is a passing phase — We went through a stretch of experiencing the new energies as enhanced sensitivities. We identified ourselves as empaths, acknowledging and embracing all the lovely but difficult qualities that entails. We noticed an openness to feeling the feelings of others. We found ourselves overwhelmed by ostensibly “normal” sensory input. It seemed as though someone turned up the rheostat on reality, making the world a place designed to bombard, invade and exhaust us. In 2020, we will discover that what we previously termed “empathic” abilities are none other than innate qualities of extra-sensitivity that we need to remaster. We will transform these proclivities into helping skills as we navigate the new energies sweeping over us.

• More light brings a gentler human being — As the darkness recedes and the light overwhelms, we may experience what Cedric calls the “last dying gasp” of ignorant forces before they are naturally extinguished, pre-empted by the Light. Where there is light, darkness naturally cannot exist. So, in 2020, we will experience the most light-filled year yet in this particular tenure of our earthly existence. We will look around ourselves and notice that people have become sincerely kind. It is already happening, to a degree. The younger generation is helping older generations return to that state of gentleness and trust they were in danger of yielding to the world’s pervasive harshness.

• Energetic emergence — The doors to expansive living are receiving a kind of spiritual WD-40®. More and more people will notice that what they imagine in the mind’s eye comes to them more quickly. When they cleanse spiritually and emotionally, the sparkling synchronicities that result will be astounding and rewarding. Letting go of old assumptions minute-by-minute will open windows and skylights, as well. The doors of perception have always been poised to open; soon, they will morph into sheers blowing in a lighted sky. Perhaps that is what seers and prognosticators mean when they speak of the “lifting of the veil.”

• Light enhances sight — Some like to read tarot, flock to psychics, look in crystal balls, skrying, or otherwise attempt to peer into the future. All of this seeing is totally valid, yet none of it is set in stone; everything changes as we change. When I give a tarot reading now, I remind the querent (person asking a question) that the cards fall this way today; tomorrow, they may differ. I pray to the White Light Guides for clear and safe counsel, and what results is a sort of temporary little road map of the person’s soul in the moment rather than a specific prediction. As we become more light-filled, we will be able to “read” people and events without the need of external tools. It will be time for us to take our place as the expansive, loving, multi-dimensional beings we truly are.

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Janet Michele Red Feather
Janet Michele Red Feather, J.D., M.A., is a ceremonial singer who has learned over 60 traditional songs in Mandan and Lakota and sings in nine different languages. Janet was a full-time defense litigator in California for nearly eight years. Her life changed significantly after she traveled to North Dakota in 1993 to fast and pray for a way of life. A regular columnist for The Edge, she has also appeared in Psychic Guidepost, FATE Magazine and Species Link. Her book, Song of the Wind (2014, Galde Press), dealt with her experiences as an empath, and her journey through Mandan spiritual culture. She is currently a full-time, tenured English faculty member at Normandale Community College, having taught Composition and Literature for a span of 20 years.


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