As seen in the October 2018 issue of the Sedona Journal of Emergence

by Karinna Nielsen

A while ago, a friend of mine was diagnosed with stage IV cancer. She and her family tried everything they could to heal it. They tried the medical world, alternative therapies, hands-on healing, and special diets, but the cancer wouldn’t go away. Finally, when the hospital suggested she go into hospice care, she asked her family, “Am I going to die?”

As seen in the May 2017 issue of the Sedona Journal of Emergence! 

Everything you have in life can be taken from you except one thing:  the last of human freedoms—to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. ~ Viktor Frankl

With rising levels of fear that seem to be all around us now—in the news, on the Internet and just in daily life—perhaps you’ve had experiences such as I’ve had lately to choose clarity over chaos. In recent years, I’ve been more concerned about taking care of family members with health concerns than I have with any health challenges of my own, so when something came up for me recently, I found myself searching for clarity in my mind about what was going on. (What the heck…?
Image mahalo: Sandra Boynton

As seen in the February 2017 web issue of the Sedona Journal of Emergence

First of all, thank you for opening this email or reading the blogpost. I know that my communications have been sporadic lately, and I appreciate your willingness to continue to weave with me. I am coming back into the flow of my spiritual work, and I have recently received important guidance which I’d like to share with you.

I write this now because you may be feeling—as I did—that at a time when we have the opportunity to shift into the next dimension, many may be unwittingly feeding energy into a mastermind of fear and anger that holds us to the third-dimension.

Mercury: The Transformational Messenger

Three times each year, the planet Mercury seems to go “backward” in the sky from our perspective on Earth in a phenomenon known as Mercury retrograde. Mercury is known as the transformational messenger and moves quickly and freely between the celestial world and the human world. In Lemurian Astrology, Mercury represents our mind, our perception of reality, the way we communicate and how we process information.

Mercury is well-known as the planet that rules communications, perceptions and how we process information. Much has been written about Mercury’s retrograde cycle and how bad it can be with all the mishaps and miscommunications that can occur. I’d like to offer a “balancing comment” on this.

On the morning after Election Day in the U.S, the Sun actually rose as before, people were going to work and kids were walking to school, yet as I began my meditation around 5:00 am, it felt different. The usual trade winds had stopped blowing, so there was a stillness, but it wasn’t really that. In a strongly Democratic state like Hawaii and the birthplace of our current President, I felt a stunned and almost somber feeling prevailing. 

Over the years in my blog articles, I have shared with you the journey of healing with my parents, and my honor to accompany them through their final years of this lifetime.

On October 15, 2016, my dear father found the portal of the Super Full Moon conjunct Uranus in Aries and chose to join my mother who was waiting for him in the light of spirit. (Mom transitioned in September 2014 and in her spirit light, she has been an enduring spiritual presence for my father and me.) 

Get ready for some rare and evolutionary events coming soon that will inspire you to create a more expansive vision of life on Earth! Within the next Mercury retrograde cycle, the August/September eclipse window and rare planetary alignments, comes an extraordinary gathering of four of Hawaii’s most talented intuitives on the very day of the final of three exact Saturn – Neptune squares.

Most of my shares this year have been channeled writings from the guidance realm; however, the prevailing energies are so compelling that I’d like to share them with you.

Our Meditation for Mother Earth takes place this month within a window of powerful celestial alignments adding to the shamanic flavor of the upcoming Scorpio full moon. The energy of Scorpio focuses on transformation and empowerment through feeling our deepest feelings and allowing the healing energies to unfold. What amazing timing with Mars and Pluto also stationing retrograde at this time, creating a still point within hours of our meditation event.

Now is the time. If you’ve ever looked at the events in the world, or even in your own life, and wondered, “What can I do?”, here is an answer.


Have you been feeling that time is speeding up? Do you have a sense of not being able to keep up with what is happening around you? Are you experiencing impatience from the people around you and maybe even feeling a little impatient yourself? If so, you may be feeling the energies of the eclipse cauldron, as the window of time between eclipses is sometimes called.

Super New Moon Total Solar Eclipse offers a magical healing portal that you won’t want to miss!

On March 8/9, 2016 the first super new moon of 2016 will align with the sun to create a total solar eclipse visible in a pathway of light through south-east Asia, stretching all the way across the Pacific towards Hawaii. Etherically, eclipses create portals of accelerated energy, so wherever you may be in the world at the time of the eclipse, pause for a few moments in meditation to access and share the healing energy of the “supercharged” golden light particles coming through the portal. [Photo:]

What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.
~ Lao-Tzu ~

On the final evening of every year, I enjoy creating a special ceremony to celebrate the completion of the old year and the beginning of the new one. At midnight—or as close to midnight as possible—I place my list of mastermind or vision statements from the old year into a small bowl and burn it. I watch as the smoke carries the completed energy of the past year out into the universe and express my gratitude. Then, I hold to my heart my new list of intentions for the coming year and honor the new beginnings that await me.

 Flowing with the Celestial Energies

At this festive time of year, I’d like to share with you some significant planetary events that will be surrounding and super-charging our Meditation for Mother Earth this month on December 22, including Mercury retrograde, the December Solstice and a Full Moon in Cancer on Christmas Day.

As seen in the February 2016 issue of the Sedona Journal of Emergence!

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.

~Napoleon Hill ~

I recently shared about the ancient Lemurians and what attentive listeners they were (The Lemurian Art of Listening), but what about the Lemurians’ way of speaking? How conscious were they of the words they chose to express themselves, knowing that their words would be lovingly listened to?

As seen in the January 2016 issue of the Sedona Journal of Emergence!

Our view of the world is truly shaped by what we decide to hear.
~ William James~

In the Lemurian Wisdom Gatherings I’m honored to facilitate, what a blessing it is to delve into the wisdom of the ancient Lemurians and to see how relevant their evolutionary journey is to us in the now. One aspect of this great wisdom was their keen ability to listen, for in listening, they could learn, heal and evolve.

Some years ago, I received guidance about the Lemurian Art of Listening. It has helped me through many challenging times, and it is what I’d like to share with you now.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
~ Margaret Mead

At a time when there seems to be struggle, conflict and wars without end prevailing in our world, how can global meditations be helpful at all?


The energies of October are aligning for a dynamic focus on creating what it is you desire in your life. Beginning with Mercury, the planet of perceptions and communications, still retrograde early in the month, giving us an opportunity to be ready to focus on our intentions, like pulling back an arrow in a bow and letting it fly when Mercury stations direct. In addition, there will be a morning-sky “dance of the planets” Mars, Jupiter and Venus, and all five of the visible planets shining in our skies this month.

At one of our Lemurian Wisdom Circle gatherings recently, many in the circle were concerned about the volatile stock markets, hurricanes coming towards us in Hawaii and ominous Earth changes. They had heard that in things were going to get even more chaotic and that there were many astrological omens of great changes and other apocalyptic signs--and what was my take on all that?




An amazing array of energies await us in August, including Jupiter’s annual move into a new sign, Venus rising as morning star, beautiful celestial alignments, and let’s not forget our opportunity to tap into the energy of the 8-8-8 portal opening to and from our Earth plane as we move more deeply into the Great Shift in Consciousness. What does all this mean for you? Read on!

Venus Stations Retrograde July 25, 2015

If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself  and make a change.    ~ Michael Jackson ~

As we pass the mid-point of the year and “make the turn” into July, there seems to be a tangible shift of the energies. Can you feel it too? Just taking the example of the Supreme Court’s recent decisions, we see huge cultural changes that reflect a world that is transforming before our very eyes.

Likewise above us in the sky this month, another transformation begins to take place. Now, everyone pays attention to Mercury retrograde, but Venus retrograde? Yes, of course! Venus has a retrograde phase to her cycle too. It doesn’t happen as often as Mercury’s, yet it influences the energies and begins a transformative process that we can participate with as well.

As Above, So Below; As Within, So Surrounds
~The Emerald Tablet of Hermes~

The archetypal sign of Cancer represents the Mother Goddess energy of nurturing, unconditional love. Each year, as the Sun reaches the June Solstice point of 0° Cancer, there is a shift into energy of the Mother Goddess once again.

This month, the return of the Mother Goddess will be amplified by the Goddess light of Venus with the Moon and Jupiter at the Gate of Authority in a spectacular evening sky alignment as Venus reclaims her crown and her divine authority as Queen of Heaven and Earth within the Solstice window.

Is there a way to focus on positive change in a world where things seem to be “going south?”  
What kind of a difference can each of us actually make?

The quality of life and the frequency of love on our planet depends on each of us individually and collectively. We are all connected into a weave of consciousness that surrounds our planet.

Each thought that we have has a magnetic, attractive force that affects the frequency of the entire weave. The sentient energy of our planet, also known as Mother Earth, and everyone on the planet feels the energy of loving, positive thoughts as well as any fearful energies that are occurring. How can we focus on positive change and make a difference in the frequency of love on our planet?

We are born of love; Love is our mother.

The number five in Lemurian Numerology is the number for Love—the unconditional Love of the Creator within us all. How perfect is it then that in May, the fifth month of the year, we celebrate this love within the self, Mother’s Day and the nurturing love of the feminine light everywhere?

Earth Day 2015

Blessings to our beloved Mother Earth on this 45th Celebration of Earth Day!

The perception of our planet as a living, breathing entity that lovingly supports all of us has come a long way since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970. Many of us look upon our planet now as a sentient being that feels what is happening on her surface much as we would feel something on the skin of our own body. [Photo by]

Welcome to April and the Springtime energies of transition and rebirth!

Even though we experienced the 7th and final Pluto – Uranus square last month, these powerful planets are still in close proximity and their prevailing energies—reform of old structures and institutions (Pluto in Capricorn) and revolutionary change (Uranus in Aries) will still be a backdrop to the energies of this month and the rest of this year. With these traditionally transformative energies of Spring and Easter, a total full moon lunar eclipse to start us off and Venus coming to the Gate of Communication, we've got a fabulous month for creating positive change!

Engaging and Participating with the Energies of the Great Shift

Are you feeling the energies of March rising, compelling us into a walk of healing, transformation and evolutionary growth?

Since I sent out my earlier March article, clients have shared—and I have also personally felt—the shifting energies and the love flowing onto our planet in support of Mother Earth’s ascension and our Great Shift.

As we move toward the 7th Pluto-Uranus Square, Super New Moon Solar Eclipse, March Equinox and Venus at the 4th Gate next week, I thought I’d remind everyone of the timing of these dynamic events, so you’ll be ready to engage, participate with and celebrate the energies. [Photo by]

Welcome to February, the month in which we celebrate love and Valentine’s Day! This year, the dance of love will not only play out in our lives here on Earth, but also above us as Venus and Mars draw closer and closer together in the western evening sky just after sunset.

Energies of Love and Transformation 

in March 2015

If you felt that the events and energies of the past month have presented some sizable challenges, (as I did!), in March we will also see some unique and powerful energies, beginning with a beautiful Full Moon in Virgo, then later, the 7th Pluto-Uranus square, a new moon solar eclipse just hours before the Spring Equinox and Venus at the 4th Gate of Compassion. The question is…what does this have to do with Lemuria? [Photo by ]

Welcome to 2015, a year of balance!

In Lemurian Numerology, 8 is the number for balance, infinity and living between two realities. We begin the year in January, the "1" month, of course, when the the energy of creation also prevails. There is an excitement that comes with new beginnings in the first month of the year, yet the best strategy for this year may be to focus on creating in balance as much as possible.

In the spirit of balance for the new year, I share with you this Japanese "kadomatsu," a common sight in at the entrance to homes and businesses in our Hawaiian Islands at this time of year.

Midst in our traditional holiday season at the end of each year, the December solstice opens a 3-day window of opportunity to celebrate the completion of the old year and to dedicate our intentions for the new year.  It is literally a time of the Sun "standing still”—rising and setting in the same place on the horizon for 3 days—allowing us a space to be present with our intentions for the coming year.

If you've felt a bit like a caterpillar in the chrysalis these past few months while Venus was in the Underworld, you'll celebrate with me now as she rises in the evening sky like a new born butterfly. In her new phase as evening star beginning December 5, watch for Venus' reappearance in the evening sky just after sunset in the west, as she ascends from the underworld and reclaims her place as Queen of Heaven and Earth. 

Last month I shared with you about my mother's passing, and I am so grateful for all of the heartfelt prayers and expressions of love I have received. This is the first time that I have participated so closely with a loved one's transition and passing, and, truthfully, I felt completely swept up in the myriad things that come forth at such a time on all four bodies—physical, emotional (especially), mental and spiritual.

A Healing Journey and the Powerful Planetary Energies of October 2014

My mother Aileen was a loving, free-spirit of the Lemurian Goddess Light, an angel incarnate who brought so much joy and happiness into the lives of others. On September 26, 2014, she left her physical body, completing a beautiful life journey and creating her new beginning in the Creator's Light. In leaving she signaled that her journey of healing was complete here and that she is now free to create a new life experience. 

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.
From "Closing Time" by Semisonic.

How do you feel about completions? Does it feel like a struggle to achieve them? Do they seem like "dead-ends" with only uncertainty lying beyond? Or do you trust that beyond each completion a new beginning and a new adventure awaits you?

In Lemurian Numerology, nine is the number representing completion and new beginnings. September, the ninth month of the year, gives us an opportunity to look at trusting the perfection of the process of completions unfolding in our lives. While recently considering some completions and new beginnings in my own life, I received the following message from the Lemurian Goddess Light:

Watch the video of Karinna's interview about splinters


Be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.
~ W. E. B. Du Bois ~

Have you ever had one of those days when you felt out of sorts and you didn't know why? Have you felt a cold coming on, decided to push through it and felt lousy because of it? Maybe what you were experiencing wasn't an illness at all. Maybe you were receiving a splinter. Huh? A what?

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life
seems most challenging.

~Joseph Campbell

Welcome to July, the month of transition--in a year of transition! In Lemurian Numerology, the number 7 represents transition and change. So far, this year has been one of rapid changes for me—a journey of balancing love for the self and others. In the first five months of the year, as my new business began to become more expansive and fun, my parents went from living their lives independently to needing 24-hour care every day.

As I remember it, we were sitting on the side of a mountain. Now that the ceremony was complete, we were all lying back with our eyes closed. I felt myself being transported to a galactic craft somewhere above the Earth. It was the most pleasant feeling—like a warm cushion of love surrounding me. This was our "thank you" for a service well-rendered—each to her own craft. I was experiencing the most incredible feeling of love. It was as though the beings surrounding me were my brothers and sisters, that they knew me and cared for me.

Going with the Flow

In May 2014, we welcomed the return of the flowing energies of a Grand Water Trine and a Star Tetrahedron formation of planets (May 8-10) in the Earth and Water signs as a supportive and healing opportunity to ground the energies of the Cardinal Grand Cross, which continues in various forms on into this year. Even though the rather intense energies of the Grand Cross will continue this year, we have a space again in the month of June 2014 to integrate and to feel the flow of love and healing of this Grand Water Trine in our lives. Let's take a look at these celestial energies.

Goddess Energy is the vibrational force of the Love of Creator, defined by the sensory projection of love itself.

~Master Guide Kirael~

High in the Himalayas, the Goddess Light is speaking through the mountain known as Chomolungma, the Mother Goddess of the Universe—and some there are listening. On April 18, 2014, a huge avalanche of ice killed 16 Nepalese Sherpa who were working for guided climbing groups—the worst accident ever on Mt. Everest. The conditions on the mountain are becoming more and more dangerous in the light of global warming—especially for those who carry the increasingly heavier packs for the guided climbers.

There certainly is a lot of talk in astrology circles about the planetary energies of April 2014, including the powerful Cardinal Grand Cross and lunar and solar eclipses. Some are saying that these energies are more significant than the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21, 2012 ever was. So, are we opening to a new level of the Great Shift in Consciousness? These definitely are rare and special planetary energies, so let’s take a look and see what it all means for you and me.

How Did You Expeience this Powerful Total Lunar Eclipse?

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Gazing up at the full Moon just prior to the eclipse, the light and the vibration coming off of it was so bright and intense that I could barely look at it. It was like looking at the Sun. As the eclipse unfolded, the light of the Moon began to soften and to take on an orangey glow. There was Mars above the Moon and the blue star Spica, nestled just to the right of the Moon.

Because the eclipse took place shortly after Moonrise here in Hawaii, there was a perfect space outside my healing room to watch the eclipse and to feel the energies. What appeared to me was beauty of the Trinity Light of the planet Mars (representing the divine masculine), the star Spica (representing the divine feminine) and the various phases of the Moon in the eclipse energy.  In Lemurian Numerology the number 3 represents the Trinity of Truth, Trust and Passion: Spica, the Blue Goddess Light of Truth, Mars, the Trust in a new light of balanced and sustainable partnerships, and the Passion of the Moon in all of her phases to bring the reflection of the Light of Source to our Planet.

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. ~Joseph Campbell

Can you feel it? There are powerful energies lining up to take our Great Shift in Consciousness to the next level—for our planet and for each of us personally. Many astrologers are speaking of a “Cardinal Grand Cross” alignment and also powerful eclipse energies in 2014. For me, the most essential question is, how do we navigate the energies to access new levels of love and commitment to the evolutionary journey we’ve all come here to celebrate? One answer is the “M-word” that so many shy away from – Meditation!  

The Goddess Light Returns to the Morning Sky

On January 17, 2014, the planet Venus returned to the morning sky to begin a new 584-day cycle in the sign of Capricorn. The experiential nature and transformative power of this Goddess cycle is my reason for creating this special message to you. How will you choose to celebrate and participate in this Venus cycle and her new archetypal journey? The cycle of Venus is a beautiful reflection of our own evolving Goddess Light and the expression of the divine feminine within all of us—male or female.



As some of you may know, I have a special reason to be grateful this holiday season as I feel that I have passed a new "initiation point" on my Lemurian shamanic journey called life.  Some would call it a car accident, yet as time passes and I gain a greater perspective, I'm choosing to see it as one of the greatest gifts I have ever received.


We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.
~Carl Jung~

What do you feel in your heart when you hear the word “Lemuria”?   Perhaps you walked this ancient land and are feeling the call to reawaken its wisdom within you.

Lemurian Astrology is a unique, archetypal approach to astrology offering an understanding of your life’s purpose and your strategy for achieving it. You discover your past-life lineage and the tools and talents you brought into this lifetime to reach your life goals. With an understanding of your quest for life’s meaning and purpose, you recognize life’s challenges as opportunities to consciously create your journey.