Friday, November 20, 2009

Poland’s Nature Preserve--A Hidden Treasure--Poland, NY

Gone--Poland’s Nature Preserve:A Hidden Treasure--Poland, NYPlease note the Poland School System has sold the Preserve
How is this possible?

One of the many places of Prayer in Upstate NY.
Tucked away in the foothills of the southern Adirondacks is the Nature Preserve of the Poland School System and a precious piece of Mother Earth’s soul that contains numerous stacked fields of consciousness and other divine aspects. Easily accessible and yet remote, visually beautiful and oozing consciousness and earth energies, the Nature Preserve on Buck Hill Road, less than 20 miles north of Utica, is a rare place.
The Preserve
The Nature Preserve is part of the Poland Central School system and was donated to them years ago. Clearly it has been rescued and offers refuge, there is no killing of animals, burning of fires or other acts of degradation allowed on the property. It appears that the intent of the school system is to keep it wild and natural, in other words to allow it just to be.
There are two access points for the preserve. The top point is entered at the intersection of Buck Hill and Military Roads. From the parking area follow the dirt road west. The road dips for a stream and then rises again. You will come upon a field in about 100 years. Continue walking straight. As you enter the woods you will see a large stone on your left. Directly across from the stone is an elevated area that contains a stacked field (7) of consciousness. Spend some time there. Fields of consciousness are divine aspects of Mother Earth’s soul that I have consistently found them near where great people lived or great events happened—epiphanies, religious movements were born, centers or social justice, etc. A stacked field of consciousness occurs when several fields are located upon each—the more fields that are upon each other the stronger the formation. I indicate the number in parentheses (), here there are seven (7).
Lower on Buck Hill Road you will see a Nature Preserve sign. The area is overgrown and not maintained. Park your car there. Walk downhill past the sign and take a right onto an overgrown footpath, less than 20 yards. Continue walking through briars and other diversions. Up ahead about 30-50 yards the woods open up. You will be on the side of hill well behind people’s homes. This is heaven.
Usually I tell people where the fields of consciousness are and where to go. Not this time. There are dozens of stacked fields throughout. For example, going straight ahead you will see a gully. There are several stacked fields of 7 before it and after it about 30-50 feet above the sign.
I believe that there are many more divine aspects of Mother Earth down below into the Valley and its environs. But I cannot say for sure, because all was not revealed to me during my two visits. Revelation whether it be exploring our own soul or the divine or Mother Earth takes time and effort. I would not be surprised if there were stacked fields of consciousness where 10 or more fields were stacked on each other. I expect that other divine aspects are there as well, features such as connections to higher planes of existence.
A Rare Find
I still pinch myself to think that such a divine hillside and valley exists undisturbed in isolation, full of divine aspects of Mother Earth. It could be because so many other hiking trails and vistas are available close by in the Adirondacks and people go to those other places.
There are some signs that this once was a sacred site, such as the formation of energy vortexes. Energy vortexes form where people pray meditate and do ritual and they remain in a place for a long time. When I find them near piles of stones or divine aspects of Mother Earth I assume that prayers and ritual had taken place there before.
All I can say is that this place is a real sanctuary, offering a serene setting with divine aspects. It has the potential to make you feel that you have walked into another room, or another dimension and all that matters is where you are and the moment at hand.
Getting There
The Poland School System’s Nature Preserve is located on Hill Road in Poland, NY. Take route 8 north out of Poland. Take a left onto to Buck Hill Road (218). A little more than half way up the hill you will find the Nature Preserve on your left hand side, farther up is the intersection with Military Road.
Thanks to Lorraine Mavins for her photography and assistance.
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Madis Senner

Monday, November 16, 2009

Abode of the Message--New Lebanon, NY

Abode of the Message

New Lebanon, NY

One of the many places of Prayer in Upstate NY.

The Abode of the Message, a Sufi retreat center in New Lebanon NY, is a great place to get your feel good chemicals flowing, raise your consciousness and connect with the divine. Located near the NY/Massachusetts border on 400 acres where the utopian New Lebanon Shaker Village once stood, it is only a few hours (3) drive from major metro centers such as NYC and Boston, less than 30 minutes from Albany. It provides an excellent opportunity to experience Mother Earth’s soul.

Sufi Order International
The Abode was founded in 1975 by Pir Vilayat Inayat whose father Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat brought the Sufi message of unity to North America in 1910. He started the Sufi Order International that looks to unite humanity through community and knowledge. Among other things this mystical order advocates tolerance and the study of other faith traditions.

When reading about Pir-o-Murshid Inayat one cannot help think of Swami Vivekananda who introduced Vedanta to North America in 1893 and his retreat center in the Thousand Islands in the heart of Mother’s Earth soul where he achieved the highest state of Samadhi. The Dali Lama who chose to set up his North American headquarters in Ithaca NY, ( Namgyal) in Mother Earth’s soul, also comes to mind.

Experiencing The Abode
What is special about the Abode is that its main buildings are surrounded by fields of consciousness (fields can raise your consciousnes.) This along with the intentions and prayers of its community members gives it a great vibe, or instills a good feeling within. I call the thoughts that linger at a place geographic samskaras and they can either hinder or enhance your spiritual experience. It really felt good to be there, particularly after having driven from Syracuse through some pretty unenlightened places.

Another special feature about the Abode of the Message is that has several stacked fields of consciousness far from the heart of Mother Earth’s soul, the Rochester Utica corridor. Stacked fields of consciousness are fields that are placed one upon each other—the greater the number the stronger the formation is. Six fields upon each other are quite common in the Rochester Utica corridor and increasingly rarer the farther you get away. Being so far east of Albany and almost in Massachusetts, it is incredible to find such a formation.

Where to Go
In front of the altar in the Meditation Hall there is a stacked (5) field of consciousness. Very Nice. Facing the altar it extends from the right side of the altar to about 5 feet beyond the left side. It begins about 5 feet in front of the altar and extends to about 20 feet in front of it.

The bench in the parking lot and the stream by its side is situated on a stacked (6) field of consciousness. Don’t be intimated by the cars. Whoever decided to put the bench there must have at sensed that it was a sweet spot.

Make sure to check out the stream bed in the woods by the upper parking lot across the street from the main buildings. You will find an old sacred site. There are some large cables there that distract from the flora. Across the stream you will see two very large stones. Directly in front of the smaller stone, when you are facing the two stones so that they are aligned in a straight line, is a natural vortex of cosmic prana.

Cosmic prana is the highest form of prana that contains more consciousness than energy. When we pray/meditate/do ritual Mother Earth sends us cosmic prana. It helps raise our consciousness and makes us more compassionate. Over time if we keep doing spiritual exercises at a particular place a cosmic prana vortex may form. (Click to read about energy vortices.)

I love to meditate in ancient cosmic prana vortices, not so much for an extra dose or cosmic prana, but because I am tapping into the aspirations, thoughts, dreams and reaching for the divine of all the others that have worked with Mother Earth to create the vortex. It is your chance to spiritually connect with them and transcend history and time. This can be invigorating and fortifying as you are absorbing the highest essences of those that have come before. You are tapping into the mystical power of oneness. Thank you GOD!

An Old Sacred Site.
The cosmic prana vortex is old and tells me that the grounds of the Abode are an old sacred site. We know that the spiritual community of Shakers lived there before. Did they create the vortex or was it an old Native American tribe?

A historian told me that the Shakers in the now modern day Watervliet would go into the woods for their ecstatic dancing and prayers, so it is possible that the stones were such a place.

If you go
The Abode of the Message offers offers courses and workshops. It also acts as a conference and retreat center. It even has an esoteric school. The Abode of the Message is located in the Old Shaker Village in New Lebanon NY at the top of the hill. For directions to get there click on Directions , for visuals click on maps.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Video's and upcoming talks, workshops


I have just posted two videos and will be giving a talk this Friday and offering a workshop on November 21st.

Video--Stay Healthy by Cleaning your subtle body--

Video--Using Energy Vortex Formation to Verify Sacred Sites--South HIll (Canandaigua lake, NY)

Friday November 13th 7PM

Talk on health, your subtle body and meditation (Free)

Healing Art Passages

137 First Street

Liverpool, NY

Saturday November 21st. 1 to 7PM Workshop $65.

Become a better Healer, Learn to Work with Mother Earth

Healing Art Passages

137 First Street

Liverpool, NY

Early registration necessary call Suzanne 426-9987.

Whether you are a practicing healer or someone that is looking to boost their health and vitality this workshop will teach you how to improve the healing process by showing you how to better tap into the energy in the environment around. All hands on healing techniques from Reiki to Therapeutic Touch draw energy (life force) from the immediate environment (the field) around them to do a healing, By understanding how Mother Earth works you can better channel healing energies.

This workshop will teach you:

*The basics about the Energy Field we live in and the dynamic relationship between healer and Mother Earth.

*Why space matters and choosing the right place to facilitate healing.

*You will learn about energy blockages in the environment and how to remove them.

*How to enhance your space for better results.

*How Mother Earth can raise your vibration to make you healthier and less vulnerable to disease. A HIGH Vibration is the key to building immunity to contagions.

*Things you can do to strengthen your healing ability.

*Basic dowsing skills will be taught and participants are asked to bring a pair of L-rods if possible.


Madis Senner