Lord Flea has done it again!

I speak .. with opened throat



How do you like the “NEW LOOK” of my blog? Yay or nay, I appreciate your comments (easy way is right below this post).

I’m preparing to launch my first BOOK CAMPAIGN! How exciting! How Thrilling! And in many ways: How Exhausting! But … a good kind of exhaustion.

I’m sure you’ve all felt that well-deserved sense of having put a huge effort into something, and … finally coming up to the last final stretch, when you need the necessary push … when you’re right on the edge of exhaustion and would rather go to the beach, or take a sail, or go to a movie. BUT you have to keep pushing cuz …. you’re almost there! And if you stop now, the momentum might be tainted, or even lost, maybe forever.

Yes, I’m at that stage right this minute. This publishing-a-book business is mighty taxing. The writing of the book is one thing. In my case, I’m slow even though I type as fast as I think. Thank goddess for that talent, honed from my earliest teen years as an avid writer. Each of my books (I’ve completed more than you can imagine!) takes many years to finish. Sometimes there’s years in between when I finish one draft and when I pick up the manuscript again.

This upcoming book that will NOW BE PUBLISHED has been in the development, writing, polishing, read and commented upon by others, researched, more editing — for the last 15 years. I’m serious! That’s when the idea first came to me, to write about ….

My experience of teaching at-risk, hardcore repeat juvie offenders in high-security prison the techniques I myself use, of MindStilling — coincides with the imminent arrival of a major hurricane’s exact eye. The two stories weave together, presenting dramatic opportunity like nothing else, and guess what? This is what really happened.

As the storm inches slowly toward the girls’ isolated prison, the yoga-girls learn to focus on the calm within themselves … this is their inner “I” … instead of being freaked out by the outer storm’s hurricane’s eye.

The ancient techniques of breath, focus, strengthening, and alignment with the Great Heart instead of being locked in fear: these are some of the benefits of a regular yoga and meditation practice. My yoga-girls-in-lockup got to experience their practice’s other benefits too: a stronger more supple body, better muscle coordination, balance, grace, and general all-over confidence in themselves. Right away, from the first lesson, their BODIES were revealed to them — for the very first time in their young lives — that they themselves, at their core, were the best teacher they could find if no other was around. The body’s ability to maintain a pose, breathe calmly, steady the mind, literally blew my yoga-girls away!

The class was called “Empowerment Techniques” by Ursula, the facility’s director, to allow for Medicaid funding. Just think! The US government paid for yoga classes to girls in lockup waaaaay back in the 90s. Eventually I was hired by another juvie lockup facility as well. Many at-risk girls got to explore their inner calm, the “I” within, through these classes we held for years in central Florida, where I live, where I raised my family.

salute to the sun

basic yoga EMPOWERS even the most fearful, weakest, least happy

My yoga-girls, as I call them, had their minds blown away when they took their very first deep breath! Such is the power of deep breathing. Most of them had never learned to breathe deeply, so their brains and muscles were oxygen-deficient. Imagine how great it feels to take in ONE BREATH and instantly feel “lights going off in my head!” That’s what every new girl in class exclaimed! That’s the power of breath, my friends. My yoga-girls experienced the magic of this ancient self-discipline of the union of body-mind-spirit from the moment they stepped into my area, a designated “spot” in a high security state-funded prison. Over our class of 12 girls who volunteered for class we had a guard on duty, as always, their constantly chattering walkie-talkie radio chirping at their fingertips. Sometimes the guard would join us, sometimes they only scowled. No matter!

Doing Yoga Doing Time. Those of us who practice yoga, consider ourselves blessed. I hope this book inspires many people who haven’t, to give the empowerment tools of a yoga practice, a chance. Change happens only when … change happens.

there's always hope

there’s always hope

Being a writer (and a narrative-driven artist, always a story to paint or sculpt) makes me hyper-aware of the power of the fifth chakra, today’s post and also the subject of LordFlea’s last post. Ever since I embraced my life’s destiny, a spiritual artist who writes, I have been focused on how to communicate the ideas that I explore in and through my work.

The throat area, the region of the 5th chakra, is exactly about — opening up, not being shy, not hiding, but speaking, communicating, spreading Truth, negating un-truth whenever possible.

I remember years back hearing one of my teachers say:

“All you artists, dancers, musicians, writers, and any other kind of creatively expressing person, business people, scientist, all creative sorts — you’re only half an artist unless you get your work OUT so the rest of the world can SEE and FEEL and be affected by your creative, new-idea endeavors. Don’t stop just because after creating something. Go all the way and make that work available to anyone who wants to participate in the energy you’ve created. The world needs all the help from you creative souls as it can get!”‘

Spiral #9, mixed media, 32“x45”x7“

share creative energies to HEAL our selves first, then to heal our WORLD

I took this message to heart. For years I’ve been preparing to publish books. Regular readers of LordFlea know this already. And yes, I have made serious attempts to get the work seen by “conventional channels.” I even had, at two different times, years apart, seriously influential, top notch New York literary agents represent my work. But in both instances (the latest one just this past year) the result was disappointing. For whatever reason the commercial publishers who reviewed my work always declined to take me on. So after a few tears I always did the same dance to the same tune — “pick yourself up, dust yourself off … and start all over again.” That’s what I’ve been doing for … well, you don’t want to know how long. Let’s just say, my own yoga practice has taught me patience and perseverance like I never had before. Today, I am an extremely patient person. Before a regular practice, I was all about gotta get it here-and-now, or more like, yesterday for pete’s sake!

Now I’m doing for myself what I would have had to do anyway IF a “regular” publisher had taken on this book I’m presenting soon. All authors have to do their own marketing these days. Artists of all sorts know what I’m talking about. These days, i you want your work to be SEEN, HEARD and FELT by others, we must design and “milk” our “platform.” (That’s funny, milking a platform, hmmmm)

That’s why you’ll be seeing a lot more of me, hearing more from mel. Maybe you’ve been wondering what the heck has gotten into LordFlea/teZa? This is 5th chakra energy I’m generating now, folks. I am super-charging my 5th chakra reserves … getting public, and speaking my Truth like never before. This is the “I speak NOW” part of the uprising of one’s energy, one’s consciousness, that we’ve been exploring these past weeks, exploring the chakras in these LordFlea posts. (And no, this is not a subject I’ve written a book about — yet!)

Maybe it’s a matter of the universe being in tune with an individual, what makes some of us more able to PUT OUR WORK OUT than others. For me, it was a major step to start this blog, nearly 10 years ago. Getting public is … scary in many ways. Writing my posts have made it easier for me, because this blog IS public. LordFlea has helped me to get over being rejected by the “big guys” in the publishing world. Today, I don’t give a hoot about them, because I happen to be a big guy, a wonder woman-version myself. Seriously. It’s taken me this long to let-go of all the holding-backs, doing my spiritual work, and of course writing and arting my ass off for decades! to get here, right now, right here. Ready to publish my books. (subjects range from true gritty stories … to magical realism … to inspiring … from nonfiction to fiction, you name it, I’d written it!)

Today, I feel my throat chakra is wide open. I’m able to feel my work IS good (proven by the 2 lit agents who wouldn’t have wasted their time if they felt otherwise). And most importantly, I realize that the world NEEDS the work I’ve so assiduously been doing and my time is NOW to get it out to the public.

Our stressed-out world needs to know that right within every person’s own being, just as the yoga-girls in lockup found out in our class, every person has the power to change themselves. Just by wanting to. Being aware of needing to change is all it takes — for change to start happening. Of course, having someone demonstrate, or share books like I’m doing, about how change can be done, helps enormously. That’s why I call myself a spiritual activist. It’s my job … to spiritually help others who are interested in uplifting their perspective on things.

I’m not sharing the title of my upcoming book, not quite yet. First, I’m readying to send out my first author’s campaign. That’s a series of emails sent to people who have asked to be included on my email list. I hope you will be one of these. You can either send me your email right below (and comment how you like LordFlea’s “new LOOK” if you like) or you can find the email form on my blog’s sidebar (somewhere to right on your computer screen, and mobiles, sorry, i dunno where?). I’m still a little dizzy/lost in this new “look” of LordFlea myself, and I’m the one who created it! (yesterday, duhhh) But I think it’s way more fun than the old “look” so thanks for coming to my blog!

Remember, the throat chakra is about speaking Truth. Once your Big Heart (not the “organ” heart) has been opened, you have no other choice but to speak, and spread Truth.  Today I’m more AWARE of operating from this opened 5th-chakra energy center. The throat chakra’s mantra is Ham … its color is pure sky blue.

2nd chakra is orange

5th chakra is sky blue

Come back real soon (or sign up for email notification, also on my sidebar) because next we’ll explore the 6th chakra, the Third Eye, the “eye of God.” Wow. How awesome is that!

Love all ways, LordFlea aka teza

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Heal Psychic Wounds

Healing Using Chakra Energy

2nd chakra is orange

2nd chakra is orange

She was abused as a child. Everything she did was affected by the suffering she felt, consciously and subconsciously, from that day forward. The abuse happened when she was ten, but by the time she was a teenager she was deep into self-loathing as a result of what had happened to her. The details of her abuse aren’t important. What is, is that they were life-altering to her.

She grew to be a person who, in time, became aware of the spiritual energies that are part of being human. One day she found herself enrolling in a weeks-long chakra workshop (each week, a different chakra) not even knowing what that was, exactly.

When the day the second charka workshop began, she was chosen to be the volunteer who would be “worked on” while two others in the workshop would be “the healers.” The workshop, with around thirty in attendance, was split into teams of three each. Each team chose the person to be worked on, who was asked to lie down comfortably on the thick carpet, while the two healers knelled on either side of her. They would be doing “the work.” One healer was positioned at the head, the other at the foot of the person being worked on.

What “the work” was, entailed both healers’ concentration of their spiritual energies directed toward that area of the volunteer’s 2nd chakra, the area below the navel and above the groin, deep inside the body.

The room was quiet. All ten sets of healing trios were quietly doing the work, sending their own personal power, concentrating it toward that particular chakra’s energy center.

Suddenly the woman who was gently holding the head of our subject, let’s call her Linda, yelled, “Oh my God! Do you see that!?” while at the same moment the woman who was holding Linda’s feet yelled simultaneously, “Shit yes! What the hell is that?!”

Linda popped up her head, “What? What? What is it? What’s going on?”

Both healers at Linda’s head and feet, remained stunned for a moment, looking at something that Linda couldn’t see. Linda remained prostrate as the two women gasped and silently made noises of alarm back and forth. Others in the room had turned to look at the commotion. Nobody could see anything out of the ordinary, except for the two healers at Linda’s head and feet. Then the two women spoke quietly to Linda while continuing to hold onto her body.

“I just saw a huge orange ball with a big black hole in it rise up from your 2nd chakra!” one woman said.

“I saw exactly the same orange ball, it was all lit up except the big black hole in it,” the other said. “Then it went whoooosh — and disappeared somewhere away from you!”

“That’s exactly what I saw, too!” the other one said.

“What on earth could that be?” both asked Linda as she continued lying down.

“I know exactly what that was,” Linda said. She clearly was not in any doubt about this. “I was sexually molested as a child, and I’ve been carrying around so much pain, agony, and desperation all my life. I felt like my life was condemned to unhappiness, forever. That black hole you saw — that’s the way I’ve been feeling since it happened to me twenty-five years ago!”

The workshop members had already learned that the color associated with the 2nd chakra is orange, and its mantra is Wam. They had already had discussions about the level of consciousness that represents this rising-up of human potential. The 2nd chakra is about feelings (see previous post of LordFlea for more info about the 2nd chakra).

Linda reported back to her workshop friends in the weeks and months to come, that she felt absolutely released from the psychic pain she’d been trapped in, before this 2nd chakra healing took place.

Years later, up to this day, Linda continued saying, “After that healing session, I never felt sorry for myself at all. I just felt like what happened, happened. I began to realize that the abuse I suffered, instead of ruining my life, had pushed me into being a spiritual seeker. Maybe I would never have known such heights of happiness, as I do today, if I hadn’t been abused? I don’t know. But today, I just accept that this happened to me and I no longer feel a victim, or shattered, or confused about sex, all of which I felt before the day of that incredible healing.”

I hope you, my reader, know that healing can take place any time you set your mind to it. If you feel that you have suffered any kind of hardship, remember this story. And set aside some time to devote to sending your own spiritual energy (called intention) to that part of your self that feels injured, harmed, not right. You don’t have to be specific about which chakra, or even know what specific event might have caused you discomfort. All you have to know is that you want to be happier than you are.

Please leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear from you! I want you to know that I’m soon sending out “audio clips” of helping to still the mind as a FREE gift of my appreciation for your interest in my work. Stay in touch! Leave me your email below. Thanks.

Wishing you all my love and Light, your pal,

LordFlea aka teZa Lord



Book of teZ

Experience the First Chakra


Now that we’ve discussed “what” the first chakra is (see preceding post) let’s jump in and have its experience. Very different from learning about it, hearing of it.

This energy center is located at the base of your spine. Please focus your attention there. Sense the connectedness of your bony spine’s very end, not as bone though, but as if it’s made out of loose, moving, flexible “energy fibers” … tentacles, extensions of your very essence. These energy fibers grow when you focus on them.

(It would be even better if you could listen to what I’m saying, as if this were a guided meditation — and you do what I’m suggesting instead of just listening, or reading. I’m working on offering these listen-only sound bites, and they’ll be available soon.)

The invisible tentacles that come from your lower spine, its very tip, the coccyx, and the surrounding wider sacrum area (all are the 1st chakra area) — are like fibers or strings of energy that you see arising from bolts, or other sources of intensely accumulated electricity (another mostly invisible source of energy). These “imagined” glowing fibers emanating from your sacrum grow toward an attracting source. In this journey of understanding human spirituality that the chakras help us understand, your own body’s 1st chakra tentacles reach out for the very center of the Earth — from whence we came.

The word for “human” comes from the same etymological source as “humus” — which is defined as “the material of earth itself.” Humus is what is found on the floor of the forest or jungle, after plant material has fallen to the ground and accumulates in layers. Humus occurs, then, when living material is in the process of going back to the source from which it came: Earth itself.

In the same manner, you and I, we are children, offspring (like living plants are) of the Earth. We are as well, children of the Divine Energy toward which we all aspire to feel connected to (this will happen when we dwell in the 7th, the “crown chakra”). All humans originate from the Source Itself — Consciousness. This is why children are so much more open and magical than older humans. Because children are simply closer to the Source from whence we all come. And a person who is dying, likewise, if they are settled in their hearts, are filled with wondrous anticipation, not dread, when they have glimpsed where they are now headed — back to the Source of All. I know this from my own personal experience, having helped both my parents return to the Source.

Let’s continue experiencing this 1st chakra energy together, shall we?

Sit (or stand, or lie down, it doesn’t matter) anytime you wish, and focus on this energy that connects you to our home, planet Earth. Your 1st chakra’s energy fibers anchor you, always reminding you … who you are. This “I am” … is the mental thought that corresponds with 1st chakra awareness, or consciousness.

This “I am” awareness works independently of your intellect. Even if you find yourself in a coma (I hope never) you still experience this I am consciousness. A friend came to practice music with me yesterday and she told me:

“I was in a week-long coma when I had spinal meningitis a couple years ago. I knew everything that was happening all around me. I heard every word spoken in my presence. I knew who was there and what they were doing. I couldn’t open my eyes or move a muscle or blink or swallow — but I was fully, consciously, there.”

This awareness my friend described is the most basic of the great I am consciousness.

The awareness of Being.

The essence of being present, is called by some, Presence.”

To connect with this most basic of energy is easy and simple. All you have to do is want to experience your most essential “I am” quality — which is — that you are alive! And you are alive as long as you have breath in you. Breath, therefore, is key to consciousness.

The 1st chakra energy is about survival. Not only does this energy help us experience our very essence, our alive-ness, but it propels us to stay alive!

If you are in a coma, obviously you are dependent on others to feed you, keep you breathing, keep you comfortably warm or cool, and expel all the toxins from your system. I’ve seen the tubes containing these toxins that if modern medicine didn’t take care of, surely would kill a comatose patient within a short while.

When we’re in our normal consciousness, awake I mean, survival means various things to various people, but generally it’s about

  • eating properly (only when hungry) to maintain energy and fuel life itself
  • drinking water when thirsty
  • sleeping enough to be healthy
  • getting out of bad weather, seeking shelter during any kind of storm
  • not doing stupid stuff that endangers one’s very life (not jumping too impossibly wide a ravine, not swimming with hungry sharks, not ingesting poison, etc.)

Pretty basic stuff, eh?

As a yoga person who loves to chant, I can also increase my awareness of my 1st chakra energy by chanting this mantra using the sacred sound …  Lam

Here’s how: breathe in, and in a natural tone sound out … Lammmmm … as you slowly breathe out. Breath in, and again breathe out toning Lammmm, on and on.

As we journey up the chakras, each energy center has its own corresponding mantra. Where these ancient sacred sounds, like Lam, came from, I do not know. All I know is that my masterful spiritual teacher taught them to me, and … I’ve found them useful in my understanding of my own spirituality. Mantras are just tools by which we can focus our attention on certain aspects of our spiritual development. And the more ancient they are, the more a mantra contains the sacred energy called Shakti. That’s why I recommend using Lammmmm for additional help connecting to your 1st chakra.

If you’re a visual person as I am, it’s also useful to envision the color Red when you concentrate on the 1st chakra energy. Again, just another tool. As we ascend the chakras, we’ll be traveling the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, indigo, and finally … white). It was the ancients who ascribed colors as well as mantras to these energy centers. They noticed everywhere, all around them, how light fragments into the prismatic colors, as rainbows do in the sky above us. As pure white light (the color of the crown, the uppermost chakra) separates, the prismatic colors of the rainbow become apparent. When all light is connected, we see white (or “clear” transparency). You can notice this in how every drop of rain water, every dew drop, every minuscule source of water breaks into its own tiny prism. Check it out. Go to a spider’s web on a dewy morning, and look closely at one drop of dew that’s been caught there. Go closer. You will see the rainbow within that drop.

I hope our experience of the 1st chakra is useful for your understanding of how to raise up our consciousness, the purpose of a person’s exploring their own level of awareness.

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love from your pal teZa Lord, aka Lord Flea.