Going Back to the Beginning: Fundamentals

To say that this month has been chaotic would be an understatement.  I’ve been witness to a lot of upheaval, lots of drama and lots of change.   We are also about to enter the “dark months” of the year, and introspective times are creeping up on many of us.  Many of us are hearing our souls call to move into greater states of awakening.  It’s important to find space, to breathe and to trust our process.

I am finding myself going back to basics, going back to the places where I first met the divine.

I can remember my grandmother telling us bible stories when we were young.  We would sing “Yes, Jesus love me” and I can remember her having us place our hands on the TV screen with the televagelists of the time.  My foundation is in Christianity.  I can still remember the first time that I saw someone speaking in tongues, and have always had a deep fascination for how spirit grabs us.

I find myself going back to the beginning.  Many turn an odd eye when I mention my love for my Christian path, and my deep love for it.  For me, its more than a religion, it’s family, it’s memories of when things were easier, it’s where I first met the divine on this road.  I just started reading Mark Townsend’s “Jesus Through Pagan Eyes”, and I’ll be posting a review on it soon.


I’m also going to devote another blog to my spirituality beginnings.   I’m hearing the call of my past, and I’m taking time to sit with it.  To open to my safe space, and to be more engaged in my process.

Where did you first meet the divine?


Coming into alignment with my life: Fasting, Contemplation, and Yoga

Today I kicked off a new direction.  A new re-engagement of my path.  I am choosing to live a more whole-hearted existence.  Even as someone that engages a more direct spiritual path, I sometimes find myself at odds with what I truly want from life and from my path.   I feel at times we really get caught in the actions of giving, and we do not take time for receiving.  I am now going into a place of balance.

When I feel the world around in flux, I move into the internal landscapes.  I am about to engage on a new path, and its time to cleanse and take responsibility for all that is in my life.

So it begins.  I am starting a 40 day (maybe longer) fast.  Now, to some this sounds like an impossibility and/or perhaps a bit loony.  Well, of course!  Taking full ownership of what we put into our bodies is a radical idea.  Food is a source of power and potential.  Its is energy.  It gives us fuel, but we often surrender power away to our food choices.

When I engage in a fast, I go hardcore.  So here are my eating parameters:

  1. I am only drinking water
  2. I am only eating simple non-processed raw foods
  3. I am only going to purchase foods with minimal/no packaging
  4. I will eat a balance of carbohydrates/fats/proteins
  5. I will be kind to myself and those around me while in the detox phase of this dietary transition.

Ok, so why line number 5?  Well, I am starting this in the middle of a Mercury and Uranus retrograde, after being bombarded by solar flares… So, I have to be sure that I am kind to myself, but more so those around me.  When we detox the body starts to purge away toxins stored in the organs, the muscles and fatty tissues.  This can make us initially feel sluggish, weak, and for lack of a scientific term.. BLAH.  We tend to lash out at those that are closest to us in these times, so we have to watch where our actions may be taking us within this space of cleanse.

**Also a special note to loved ones of those engaging in a fast/cleanse:  Be kind to those engaging in this spiritual pursuit.  It’s not easy aligning the body, mind, and spirit through relinquishment of our favorite food stuffs.  Don’t tempt us away from the journey by offering us things that are not in alignment with our goals, support us in our journey towards alignment, and be part of the process through actions of love.

Along with the food parameters I am also adding some lifestyle changes that to this process, as well as some daily tasking that I am to take on:

  1. I am going to do 1 creative thing a day.  Draw, paint, write a poem, sketch, write a story, etc.  I’ll be posting those on this blog.
  2. I am to reduce my ecological footprint as much as possible.  (I’ll discuss this in a bit)
  3. I am to reduce the amount of stuff that I am holding onto.  This is to include clothing, books, ritual items, etc that is no longer serving me towards my goals of alignment.
  4. I am to live a more simple life.  In action and words.  (more on this in a few)
  5. I am to hand make one or two outfits by hand (this is something I’ve always wanted to do.. I’m going very yogaish… and this is gearing me up towards creating the clothing line for the website launch).
  6. I am only to travel with minimal stuff.  I tend to overpack, and carry too much.  I love my books, and instead of taking 4 books with me on one single journey.. I’m making a resolution to take each book I pick up from start to finish.
  7. Daily personal yoga practice/meditation/contemplation of sacred text
  8. I am to start my day at 4:30 am daily to make full time for spiritual practice.

This sounds like a lot, but it really is just about coming into alignment on a deeper level with a lot of things that are currently in my experience.

I am also taking this time to engage a higher level of responsibility for the world around me.  I’m reading a pretty amazing book called: “Radical Simplicity by Jim Merkel”.  The book helps takes you through a process of acknowledging what your eco footprint is and how you can start to reduce that by leaps and bounds.

I am also taking this time to journal more.  To engage introspection on a deeper level.  Daily readings, predictions, channeling and being in spirits energy.

I am also moving towards aligning myself with my community more, which is another reason for the new website.  This will have its own post soon, and its going to be pretty amazing.. so stay tuned!

I am also going to move towards living my yoga completely.  I at one point thought about the possibility of taking my initiated yoga name as my legal name, I’ve been in contemplation of this for a few days now… I am going to realign with that name energetically as I feel it helps me to integrate my spiritual self into my mundane life.

There are a few of you that have expressed coming on this journey with me.  This is a great time for alignment.  Fasting, centering, and breathing are great ways to begin this process.

What are you willing to part with, and for how long?  Fasting can take many forms, and not always food.  You can fast from Facebook, talking, sugar, coffee, etc.  The idea is to regain your power, to hold onto center and to be in alignment with what you want from this experience.

Set a time limit, and remember–there is no failure. We start, and then we stop.  If we stop before we reach the finish line, it gives us a chance to see where we still may be in limitation… this will allow you to come into alignment with actions of expansion.  When we are aware of where we are, we have the power to move forward.

I am also going to be more cautious with the things that I say.  So, if I appear quiet, it is not that something is wrong, or that I am upset, or that I am ignoring you.  It is me, absorbing the beauty of each experience, and then reaching out through that energy with words that are filled with spirit instead of just reacting and giving power to things that do not deserve it.

There are lots of positive changes just on the horizon.  What are you doing to engage your path?  What are you doing to be more in the body?

Stay tuned, much, much more to come!

Mahayogi Das, CFT CSN MAT PAT


Soul Interaction Discussion Question

How do you define the soul?  Is it definable?  If your intuition is divine guidance, where is it tapping into?  What is your wellspring of divinity?


Each week I’ll be posing questions to take us deeper.  Feel free to answer below, write them in your journal, use them as prompts for discussions in your spiritual groups, etc.  This is a great year for a bit of introspection.

Love and Light

Michael A. Brazell CFT CSN MAT PAT


Expressing Peace in Turbulent Times

We only need to look around us to see that we are in a state of upheaval.  Times are changing rapidly and everyone is moving to the streets to have their voices heard.  Many are also taking this time to go into an internal space to create change within their own lives.  The road ahead might look bumpy, but it is only as turbulent as we choose it to be.  This is an important time to trust your intuition.  The one thing that we have to do is give ourselves permission to be angry.  Be angry!  Get Angry! —  but then allow yourself to move into a state of release and growth.  Why plant weeds in your own garden?  Holding onto anger will only attract more of it in your life.  We are all looking for change, growth, and we cannot expect others to provide that for us.  It is important to have a message of equality on all levels heard in the public forum, but we must first ask “What am I doing to create peace and change within myself?”  Too often we get caught up in the energetic tsunami of others.  This is why we are currently not seeing a unified message within the ranks of the “Occupy” movement.  As time passes I feel that a true, underlying message will begin to bubble to the surface.

Here are a few ways to express peace in your life right now:

1) Say I love you to someone next to you

2) Give forgiveness

3) Ask for forgiveness

4) Smile at a stranger

5) Volunteer and help those that are in need

6) Love yourself fiercely

7) Pray

8) Sing

9) Dance

10) Look in the mirror and love yourself

11) Write a list of all the things you are thankful and appreciative of.  Be in a constant rampage of gratitude.

12) If you feel negativity coming on, pull out your list from line number 11 and begin your gratitude flow.

13) Love your enemies.  Hate, never erases hate.

What are some ways that you bring peace into your life?  What do you do to bring yourself back to center?

Share your posts below!!!

Michael A. Brazell CFT CSN MAT PAT




Transformation, Taking Charge: Being the Butterfly

Not sure what is in the air, but it seems like everyone is going through some sort of transition, change, or shifting.   Even those of us that are in a place of spiritual connection are feeling the effects of global energy.  I personally am taking some steps to adjust my life into a state of preparation for the changes that are coming.  It is time that we take back our power, detach from negativity and learn to communicate with our divine nature.   I am going to share my process for the next week with you for a couple of reasons.  First, it holds me to a greater level of responsibility:  The better I am, the better I can be for those that I am of service to.  Secondly, it give you a process that you can take from if you are looking to develop a greater connection to your path.

I am taking 7 days to ground, reconnect, transition, and move back to center.

1)  I am fasting.  In the non-traditional way:  I am eating lentils, rice, raw veggies, water and tea (decaf)– no food after 8pm.

2)  I am going to bed each night at 11:00 pm.

3)  I am waking up each morning at 4:30 am for meditation, prayer and for my cardiovascular workout.  For the yoga I am doing a 27-54 sun salutation repetition.  Each day for the 7 days I am doing a focused meditation on a specific topic, and for that day will use a directed mantra for my prayer.

4)  I am doing a structured evening 60-90 min yoga flow.

5) I am eliminating all sugars, processed foods, caffeine (ugh) and filling my body with as much goodness as I can.

6)  I am going to write at least 1 poem a day, and journal my experience throughout the day.

7) I will do deep spiritual connection and readings for myself, my locale, and global (a few of which I will post here)

Next Sunday I am doing a 24 hour day of silent meditation, reflection and prayer.  I will not speak for the 24 hr time period (4:30 am Sunday-4:30 am Monday).  I will do yoga, silent prayer, and am planning a walk through a local nature trail.

These are just a few of the things I am doing, and I am doing a minimum of 7 days.   I could stretch it out do longer, but it will not be any less that this.

When is the last time you’ve connected spiritually to your path?  What sacrifices are you willing to make to dive deeper into your life, path, and soul work?

A Glimpse of The Future By Michael H. Jackson

We all know that the earth is going to ascend in the future, that the entire population is going to undergo a tremendous spiritual transformation, but what is the near future going to be like, taking us from where we are now to full ascension? Based on my conversations with the Ascended Masters and on my own intuition here is a sample of what I believe we can expect in the near future.

For a time yet we will be going through a healing process. Our healing is basically in three areas. Relationships, abundance, physical and mental health. Those are the areas we’re most concerned with. As we experience that we are part of God we will send signals out to the universe, literal energy impulses that say “I AM One with God, I have all that God has, all that God is, available to me. I have constant unlimited wealth, abundance, money, good health, perfect relationships flowing to me all the time.” And the Universe will serve up to us on a magical golden platter all of these things beyond our fondest desires.

If you think this is unrealistic, remember that we create our reality at every step of the way. How can the energy of God be limited to the restriction of a hard, rough, unpleasant lengthy process? The answer is that it can’t unless we make it so. We learn that healing is quick and joyous, we take ourselves through our changes rapidly and joyfully. Then what?

Then you begin to enjoy all that God is within you. You fulfill your financial desires. Suddenly you finally have enough to meet your everyday needs and if something unexpected crops up, you have enough to cover that too. You now have more than enough money energy to give to yourself and all your family and friends. No one that you are close to has any further financial burdens or debts. Not only that, since you have discovered that you now send out only signals of wealth, prosperity and abundance, you will likely wish to teach all your friends to whom you have given so generously how to do the same thing.

Together each of you have the ability to fulfill all the dreams you have ever wanted. In addition to all the fun stuff like new house and car (which you won’t be using very long) you will be able to fund the healing center you have always wanted to set up. As your prosperity consciousness spreads, all over the country and the world healing centers spring up as others learn to create prosperity as you have done.

Maybe you fund that all natural organic bread bakery you always wanted in your town or neighborhood. You enable all those folks who want nothing more than to live a fulfilled life as a farmer to have all they need to grow the wheat and oats organically to sell to your bakery. Now we are getting back to what many have said is an excellent life – that of produce and services being provided on a local level by happy, prosperous friends, all working harmoniously together.

As prosperity consciousness spreads, you are living in a country and eventually a world where everyone is increasingly getting it that they ARE prosperous and you begin to breathe that prosperous energy in with every breath you take. You wake up each morning and breathe in the rich vibration of health and happiness. The air feels good, your cats and dogs are happy and healthy. You create homes for so-called stray animals where they can live healthy, safe, prosperous lives and those who love animals to the utmost and want their highest good are the ones who now can take care of and work with the animals full time.

Everyone as a result of their prosperity consciousness finds themselves landing right where they should be, performing the very activities that not only give them the utmost happiness but are the very activities that God put them here on Earth to perform which means that each soul is expressing their own unique talents and gifts straight from their God Self.

That God Self begins to glow from within. There are those who literally begin to shine with the God Light from within. Our health issues begin to be resolved. We look within and literally see the energy which has created lack of health on a physical level. We look within, see what is causing the problem and change it through application of our innate God Essence energy applied to transmute and totally replace the misqualified energy. Now our health is becoming perfect. Our bodies look however we want them to, for they are now a true out picturing of our inner Love for the God and Goddess that we are. We are no longer held back by physical, emotional or mental limitations.

Remember earlier when I said that the new car you buy with your physical abundance you might not use very long? Well, in this wonderful upsurging of God energy coming forth from increasing numbers of people, some bright soul is going to invent a totally pollution free car. Eventually, someone is going to be perceiving on the level of Universal energy and will remember how to harness Universal energy to power our autos and everything else.

Let’s explore this a bit. God is everywhere, so what we are doing with the ascension experience is simply returning to the reality that actually IS instead of the false realities we have been creating all this time on earth. We use the essence of God for every purpose, and we are doing it consciously and in harmony with God’s Divine Desire for our happiness. No surprise then that we can operate our motor vehicles with God power. We maybe at first have some sort of crystal or other physical object that will seem to draw the energy into the car. No oil, no gas, no transmission fluid.

This means that the balance of power will shift in the world. The oil rich nations will have to look to their connection to God for their sustenance rather than to the oil in the ground. All the people who work in the fossil fuels industry will have the joy to look for their true life purpose and find their passion in life. Perhaps they will go to some schools that have been established for that very purpose. Schools that help people understand that their goodness and wealth rests inside of them, in their Unity with God/Goddess within them. They will learn that they are special and have something special to offer to the universe and they will set about doing just that.

Universal energy will now power diesel trucks, airplanes, jets and all forms of boats. Our homes will each have a crystal within it enabling us to heat and cool and run our appliances off Universal love energy from God. This of course means that all the people who formerly worked in the energy creation industry will have a lot of work to do – removing all the unnecessary and unsightly poles, transmission towers, electric wires and so on. Then they can go to the aforementioned life purpose schools or maybe schools where they will learn to harness and become one with their own I AM Presence.

Large corporations will have a division devoted to assisting each and every employee in finding their life purpose and right livelihood. Sounds too good to be true, but it will happen. These corporations will also have as their highest priority to assist each employee and each customer or client in achieving prosperity, healing and happiness. These companies will set about eliminating all forms of pollution that they have previously been responsible for creating.

Our telephones will run off universal energy so there will be no need for microwave cell phone towers. We will simply pick up the phone, think of the person and their phone will ring. Everything in God becomes simple and miraculous at the same time.

Now our skies are clearing because there is no more fossil fuel being burned in any form to create pollution. There are lots of great movies to see because all the producers and directors are creating positive films that assist us with our ascension process. There are lots of gatherings and celebrations where everyone is filled with joy and plans are made and carried out to assist those who are still struggling in the world.

Our military will be used to create peace throughout the world. Perhaps they will be trained in the healing arts! Our marines, air force, navy and army all become a great healing force sent around the world to assist others in creating oneness with God and healing the ills they currently suffer. Military weaponry will be dismantled and where possible recycled using the metals, plastics and other components to build positive things.

Our animals will be loved and cared for, each having plenty to eat and comfortable places to live. We will be communicating with them easily and clearly and we will be able to discern those animals who are actually angels and devas incarnated for our healing and teaching and we will assist them in their purpose. We will understand that animals are all filled with God’s Light just as we are, and gradually we will not only stop killing them but they will stop killing each other. Their energies will become complete until every soul is one with God.

There will be those who go around the globe healing and cleansing the earth from the unpleasant energy that has been created for ages. There will be a great decrease in violent weather since storms are simply caused by angels and devas who are called upon to cleanse and heal the negative energies that humans have created. This will free the devas from their sleep and allow them to return to their full power. Everywhere across the world the land and waters will become blissful, each area returning to the fullness of God energy that it has always had in a potential form.

Angels and devas will become much more obvious. They will show themselves much more only because there will be more who are able to see them as they truly are. They and we will work together to cleanse this world of all its mental/emotional pollution which is the cause of all physical pollution. At this point many will be coming for healing and to understand how those of us who have become so happy and wealthy have achieved our Light. We will teach them, they will give up their stress to pursue the creation of Unity with God.

Long before all this happens the leadership of our world will be changed. The politicians we currently have will be supplanted by those who are actively becoming one with God, men and women who will not tolerate waste of the Earth’s resources, nor the back room deals and secret policies that our current leaders are so fond of. They will be examples for those who wonder what kinds of lives to lead and they will create policies of love for all the world in trade and loving assistance to other nations as well as creating solutions to the difficulties at home. Teams of great healers will be sent to places that still create trouble for themselves to lead the people there in creating their bliss with God and in giving the leaders there a different example to follow.

At this point many will be ascending into the fourth dimension. Our physical bodies are perfect, no more illness. Our desires are spontaneously and easily fulfilled. We are beginning to manifest deeper knowledge of the Light from which we come and of which we are made. Some of us are going on into the fifth and six dimensions. Here the body becomes Pure Light. We will be manifesting all the wonderful abilities: walking through solid objects, flying, teleportation, being able to merge with the essence of any form.

All Earth changes will occur simply as a function of Mother Earth shifting to reflect the greater spiritual essence that we now all participate in and are examples of. Rather than being traumatic the changes will be celebrated and many of us will be called upon to help with those changes by contributing our God Energy to the project of altering the Earth to Her new alignment.

The ancient knowledge and energy of Lemuria and other truly enlightened civilizations will re-manifest upon our planet. Ancient records will be revealed and Temples will be formed on the site where the Etheric Temples now exist. Eventually the physical substance of these Temples will become Pure Etheric substance. Yes, life is going to be quite a bit of fun and we didn’t even talk about traveling to other dimensions and parts of this galaxy and universe at will with the blink of a thought!

I am an energy healer, intuitive, spiritual teacher and channel for the Ascended  Masters, angels and Archangels. I can assist people in recognizing themselves as energy, the energy of Pure Awareness, the energy of the Divine. This living intelligent energy is the unlimited power to create your desires and live in harmony and the comfort of unity with your Divine Self. Its my job to help you access your power and this comfort of life.

For more information on Michael please visit:

www.celebrationcentersc.com or call  803-767-7617

Setting Our Intentions for the New Year

One year is quickly coming to an end and a new one quickly approaches. What do you want out of life in 2010?  How do you want to evolve, change, or grow? Or do you like where you are?

Most of us go through our yearly check off list: Lose weight, give up bad habits, etc….

Make this year about being of service to others.  This year ask yourself what you can do to bring joy and happiness to others.  It can be something simple like helping a friend out that needs someone to watch their kids, or it can be as elaborate as a volunteering at a homeless shelter.

This is also a great time to turn inwards and to connect with ourselves.  There are those of us that tend to overextend ourselves and our energy.  We give and never receive.  Take time to heal, to grow, and to be in your own energy every now and then.  I’ve met one of the most amazing gurus while here in SC- My 4 year old niece.  She handed me a crayola marker, and told me I had to draw with her.  I’ll admit, it felt silly at first… then an hour into it I had forgotten about the world around me, and connected with inner child.  We can learn a lot when we let go, and just be.


Namaste to you all!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday!