Author Archives: Tom Blaschko

Trump Coup 2022

I was journeying in the Middle World Saturday morning and stumbled on this possibility. I understand that the US is divided on whether this would be a good thing or a bad thing, but I want to share it so you are aware of the possibility. It’s a place and time that may need shamanic healing or subtle activism, depending on your preferred mode of working.

This is a way for Donald Trump to return to the Presidency in early 2023 after the 2022 elections.

If the Republicans win the House of Representatives, the Constitution (last sentence in Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 5) says that they can choose anyone as Speaker of the House. They choose Donald Trump.

After the agents phones were wiped for January 6, we know the Secret Service is compromised. Two rogue agents kill Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The Presidential Succession Act of 1947 says that the Speaker of the House is third in line for the Presidency. Donald Trump is now President.

Replace Merrick Garland as head of the Justice Department, pardon the agents, and the coup is done.

The only certain way I can see to stop this is if the Democrats control the House. I thought you might appreciate hearing about this. Your help in bringing about what is best for the US will be appreciated, including letting other people know about this possibility.

If you journey or meditate on this situation, please let me know if you find something different.

Tom Blaschko

Storing Life Force

Information Storage

I thought I would pose a question today about storing life force.

David Spangler, a leader in Incarnational Spirituality, has a meeting every day where he spends one minute with others to appreciate the life around us, organic or not. I look for him almost every day. You will want to join us. Here’s a link to the article where he describes the practice. []

Today, at that meeting, I was thinking about all the beings around my house that provide storage for us. Looking around the room I saw bookshelves, dressers, desks, computers, and imagined the computer’s connection to data storage in the cloud. As I walked around the house, Continue reading and add your comment

Transitions and More Time for the Good Things

I wrote to you not long ago about my desire to step back from my publishing company (Idyll Arbor) to spend more time on work related to We All Have Souls. I asked for your help finding someone to take over the company. I appreciate your suggestions and I’m pleased to announce that Idyll Arbor has found the person.

Beginning next year Lori Barnes will be the co-president of Idyll Arbor, Inc. Lori has worked for Idyll Arbor over the last ten years specializing in our Pine Winds Press and Issues Press imprints. She is ready to take on the added tasks of developing and marketing books for recreational therapists and activity professionals.

Over the next few years, I will continue working here as we complete this transition. Part of this transition will include the relocation of the publishing company to the state of Indiana where Lori currently lives, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

When that is done, my plans become much more fluid. I’m hoping to spend more time writing, teaching, and healing. Perhaps I’ll even be able to travel more, depending on how the changes in our world affect those possibilities. As I figure out more, I’ll let you know.

Earth, Air, Fire, and Water

Four elements.

Our lives change all the time. In the shamanic world, the big changes are often seen as initiations. I think the little changes can be initiations, too. How we handle changes is the biggest part of how we feel about our lives and ourselves.

This discussion is about change in physical reality. So I want to look at how we change when we take on the essences of earth, air, fire, or water.

Earth. Change is inevitable. When we try to stand solidly, when we are rock, change crushes us into dust. Or we crack like the earth splitting Continue reading and add your comment

Dying Alone? It’s Time to Change That Belief

I know “we come into this life alone and we go out alone” is conventional wisdom for the kinds of practice we do. In some ways it seems obvious, but I saw it in a newsletter last week and said to myself, “That’s not really true!”

I’m beginning to remember help forming my body Continue reading and add your comment

Powering Your Wishes

Yew tree on the banks of Loch Lomand.

There are many practices that bring spirituality into your life. If you are trying them but they are not helping, one reason might be that you aren’t giving them the life force they need to become real. Let’s look at how to solve that issue.

The most important aspect of any practice is to bring in enough life force — made up of energy and inspiration — to do the practice effectively. We can’t get this life force from the world around us. With all the problems in the world, there just isn’t enough life force here. And what is here is full of negativity. What we need to do is reach deep into the shamanic lower world to find clean energy. Then we reach high into the upper world to find inspiration.

Here’s a quick description of how to do that using the regions of your soul. Continue reading and add your comment

Cleaning Ancestral Lines

Yesterday I ran across a request for speakers from a group that does genealogical research. Normally I think that this really has nothing to do with my work. I do heal ancestral lines, but I don’t need to do the kind of careful research that most people interested in genealogy do.

My work is more like traveling back along the waves of trauma, finding the place that started the hurting, and reshaping the process to find wisdom from the hurt.

Of course, it’s not always a traumatic experience. About a month ago I had an encounter with an ancestor who wanted me to accept his bigotry as my own. I declined, but part of dealing with that wish was looking at why the ancestor felt the way he did and providing him with a less harmful perspective. Continue reading and add your comment

Dirt from the Graveyard

People who practice conjure go to graveyards to retrieve soil from graves. They believe that as the bodies decay, they release their wisdom into the surrounding earth. Over time the wisdom spreads throughout the graveyard. A person’s wisdom is strongest near his or her grave. Taking the soil and honoring it on a practitioner’s altar is a way to tap into the wisdom.

A few years ago, Orion Foxwood, who follows conjure practice, told me that there seems to be less wisdom available in the newer graves. He suggested this might be caused by better coffins Continue reading and add your comment

Solutions for The Divide in America

There are many ways to describe the divide in America — political, racial, economic. But most descriptions do not lead to solutions. I propose a way of looking at the divide that might help us come together again.

I suggest that the most important divide in America is the divide about sovereignty. Many still wish to be ruled by someone or something else, but more and more of us believe we have an absolute right to choose for ourselves. Personal sovereignty is important and healing. It’s the “absolute right” part that is causing problems.

This is part of a larger picture. There is a nearly universal consensus among people doing soul-related work: We are in a time of great change. The basic structure of our world will soon be different and humans need to change if they want to continue to exist. I agree with this. Continue reading and add your comment

The Fairies Took It? – No, They Didn’t!

Keys, watches, occasionally a wallet, small nails and screws when we are building something. And once, for me, my passport. Those who understand the Fey world often say, “The fairies took it.”

I’m writing today to let you know that it isn’t always the fairies. These things go away on their own. Continue reading and add your comment