The inner journey, language, and breakthroughs

Hi! I’m Anastasia Wasko. Thanks for visiting my nabe of hyperspace. I’m here for transformation practice, which includes reflection, creative expression, and talking ’bout the world as energy. My practice makes me happy and free. So make yourself a fresh cuppa and pull up. I’ll share some things to think about, learn, and do. I’ll show you how to change yourself by changing your relationship to the world. BTW: I love tattoos and coffee.

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The inner journey, language, and breakthroughs

One day, I sat at a library and re-read a hardcopy essay that I had been working on for a while. What I was trying to say wasn’t coming through.I had to open the conversation up—ask what the words wanted from me.

Visionary artist Allison Grey’s work, including her work that conveys her the origin of her worldview: chaos, language, and secret writing

The essay was about the journey inside to inner space—extolling the virtues of personal evolution. It’s part of the process of understanding “higher purpose.” But my essay was falling flat. Phrases like “finding myself,” “knowing myself,” “higher purpose” felt deflated. They lacked force. A reader could get a sense of what I was referring to, but couldn’t feel the electricity in my experiences, which is what gave me the enthusiasm to write about them. I couldn’t activate the experiences for the reader—which was what I was trying to do. I wanted the essay to convey a feeling of motion, transformation, which translates to excitement–this is what my journey inside had given me. I wanted to convince the reader to embark on theirs.

I started play with the medium, the language, by going in and out–shifting my awareness of shape of the letters on the page, focusing and unfocusing my vision, moving from words to shapes words strung together made, and then back.

This became dharana—meditation—on the words. I was singularly focused on them. My field of vision started to blur. My peripheral vision blurred, too, and the library bookshelves turned into cases full of neon beams of light, and the books on them became crystals. The idea of the interconnectedness of all of the ideas, writers, and me to them became apparent. It registered in my mind as a felt sense registers in the body. And then I had a fleeting thought I was a medium, a part of this vast network who, through the act of writing, pulled ether into material and with that, create our world because information is our world. I felt a deep sense of satisfaction in the core of my being, then, and the vision vanished. The meditation was broken.

I left the library, touched by the experience, activated to another level, and fulfilled. Part of my higher purpose was being in dialogue, literally, creating words. I trusted that the words to share this experience would come to me. They did when I applied astrological insight.

I checked my natal chart for transits, which are contacts of placements (and noted through the shapes of the angles that the placements make). The universe is in constant motion. The celestial bodies are dynamic. The sun (creativity) was in Scorpio (transformation), making a contact to my Uranus in Scorpio. Uranus is the planet that represents higher consciousness and breakthroughs. The correlation doesn’t mean causation—the sun contacting Uranus didn’t “make” me have that momentary lapse in reality. But my awareness of the motion, the contact was power; the knowledge allowed me to engage with the cosmos in a meaningful way by starting a reflection (in my mind) on breakthrough and transformation, while noticing how the reality unfolded breakthrough and transformation around me.

Visionary artist Alex Grey’s work, a painting titled “Universal Mind Lattice”

The essay I had been working has since been broken up into many smaller pieces. Lines of it appear on my page about the energy work that I do. The essay became the creation, the practice through which I facilitate an individual’s exploration of their inner and outer lives, and ultimately, personal evolution. Conversations on these subjects open up worldviews and offer new ways to interpret reality.

I hope my excitement comes through here. I hope the power in my words reaches you.

As a I writer, I am a node on the network of words. Letters, words are power. My higher purpose—that which I seek so that I can offer to others—is to be a conduit for expansive conversations, ones in which words become a key to unlocking pathways toward transformation and breakthroughs that serve us on our individualized journey inside.

May all beings be happy and free // Om lokah samastah sukinoh bhavantu

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Reflection Prompts: May 2021 Full Moon & Eclipse

Hi! I’m Anastasia Wasko. Thanks for visiting my nabe of hyperspace. I’m here for transformation practice, which includes reflection, creative expression, and talking ’bout the world as energy. My practice makes me happy and free. So make yourself a fresh cuppa and pull up. I’ll share some things to think about, learn, and do. I’ll show you how to change yourself by changing your relationship to the world. BTW: I love tattoos and coffee.

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Reflection Prompts: May 2021 Full Moon & Eclipse

May 26, 2021: Gemini sun, Sagittarius moon; LUNAR ECLIPSE. The life-giving force of the sun is activating a conversation about the way we communicate (Gemini) and the way we have been culturally torn apart (Sagittarius). Our emotional body, represented by the moon, is full, lit, and divulging a swirl of information from media (over)stimulation over the internet, our channel to community during the past year in lock down. Now, we’re reading that things are “getting back to normal.” We’re seeing pictures of mask-free get togethers. We are able to connect with each other IRL again. The pause of the pandemic is gone in the United States, and here comes everything ever again. Possible mental overload.

And then the question hiding in plain sight: Do we even want to get back out there?

Consider how we’ve treated each other in the past year. It seemed like it was a moral free-for-all.

The way that people (individually and collectively) reacted to the pandemic varied wildly. Some chose to adhere to scientific guidance in relation to minimizing the spread of the virus, changing their actions as the guidance evolved. Others straight up ignored, ridiculed, doubted any scientific guidance and turned their actions into politicized statements. Either way, real-time healthcare infrastructure was overwhelmed. Healthcare is a universal right, and yet, people some people decried methods of tending to public health as an infringement on their personal rights. Either way, the internet was electrified, with both sides wielding self-righteousness in their beliefs.

In sum: we weren’t listening to each other.

So if we just go back to “normal,” we go back to a pretty shitty way of living in society. We’re divided at the level of caring for and being accountable to each other. We know what we really think of each other through our actions and words. We don’t listen to each other. How is our community supposed to heal when the cultures within it aren’t hearing each other?

And that’s where the eclipse portal, which we’re in, can be an activation toward opening up more space to change the way we communicate, the bridge to creating community across different cultures.

I invite you to engage with the energy of the eclipse (through the archetypes of Gemini, the communicator, and Sagittarius, the cultural ambassador) by asking yourself the following: Do you value your personal rights over the rights collectively established for being in society? Do you value the health of individual over the health of the collective?

These questions are the genesis of the unresolved arguments from the past pandemic year. And maybe we don’t have time for them since we’re excited to get back out there. So I invite you to make this a reflection IRL. Go and see your friends. Head back to the office. Shop in a real store. And each time, listen.

Be in conversation with the people you encounter, but only to listen. Notice if you tend to be in conversation and while the other person is speaking, you’re already preparing an answer. Let the person speak and don’t respond—just listen.

So much of the reaction to the pandemic was based on fear—losing life, or losing perceived liberties. Healthcare is a universal right—the way to hold each other accountable to it, to give each other their due rights, is to apply ourselves. Listen. We are all different now—altered, changed somehow in ways we may or may not be willing to talk about yet. But first, let’s listen, and re-learn how to communicate.

Idam na mama. *** For the greater good of all.

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If you would like more specific insight into the transits and your natal chart, please contact me. Micro-meetings are available so you can calibrate to the energy flow and find your transformative circuit.

Homa for the commons

Hi! I’m Anastasia Wasko. Thanks for visiting my nabe of hyperspace. I’m here for transformation practice, which includes reflection, creative expression, and talking ’bout the world as energy. My practice makes me happy and free. So make yourself a fresh cuppa and pull up. I’ll share some things to think about, learn, and do. I’ll show you how to change yourself by changing your relationship to the world. BTW: I love tattoos and coffee.

Homa for the commons

Vandana Shiva, an Indian activist advocating for an ecological civilization, does work around organic farming and the food chain. She participated in the creation of the “Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth,” a manifesto to underscore the interconnectedness of all beings. She says that all beings have a right to life, and commons, the resources we share like food, air, and water, should not be poisoned or polluted. Disruption of the quality of the commons affect the sustainable exchanges among living systems. We are depleted by poisoned commons—and that includes human knowledge.

Vandana Shiva

I’m highlighting Shiva’s work because I find connection with it as part of the emergent planetary culture, the movement toward harmony among synergy and consideration of all living systems on the planet. There are others, too—think tanks, activists, and visionaries—who are creating the spaces and action around an ecological civilization, one that moves toward a symbiosis that supports all beings and systems on Earth.

Human knowledge is part of the commons. We share the resource of thoughts. What our minds consume influences what our bodies and states consume. Traditional and social media deplete our psychic energetic reserves when overconsumed. Mental imagery and the ability to think beyond ourselves can be distorted. There’s no easy way to participate in an ecological civilization without doing inner work—this is the entry point for self care into the conversation. A true planetary culture depends on psychological shifts and behavior changes.

Homa, the fire ceremony that I offer on a regular basis, clears subtle energies across dimensions. There have been studies done on the effect of homa on farming. Homa also works to clear the psychic plane, too, although those effects are harder to measure. Individuals have conveyed a mental clarity, a lightness in the mind perceived after sitting for homa. Homa is a link between self care, mental wellbeing, and our ability to make the perspective shifts and behavior changes that support action in line with planetary culture. This is why I offer homa through online and real-time ceremonies on a regular basis.

Homa fire in a kund

The Bhagavad Gita, Hindu scripture, says that all beings depend on food. We feed the fire our thoughts with offerings of cow dung, ghee, rice, and herbs. The dung and ghee are from cows, who eat grass, which grows in the soil, which is fed by rain and wind that moves clouds through the air—analogous to the regenerative cycle of life, and how each part has a place in it. The offerings are a yagya: an oblation, service, a purification, in which the offering of material on the mental plane becomes a selfless act to the fire. The fire, in a spiritual sense, the core of consciousness. Fire is the infinite divine energy.

Consider how you can gaze upon a tree and find beauty in that form of nature. Similarly, we can gaze upon the fire and allow an encounter with the divine—the light of the flame in the fire is the light of divinity within us. It is the impulse for a transpersonal connection, the feeling of a relationship to beings beyond ourselves. So, by working on the individual level, we are supporting the work to clear the mental plane, purify the commons of human knowledge, find rejuvenation in infinite divine energy, and through those connections, cultivate a relationship to society and planet that honors the interconnectedness of all beings.

Idam na mama * For the greater good of all

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Are you vibing? Here are few more ways to connect with me, yourself, and community who are doing the work you’re doing.

  • Join the Facebook group and keep the conversation open and inspired in community with fellow folx who are working on their being in the world.
  • Want to work with me on your energy? Check out my energy work offerings and book a consultation.