Linda Cohen's Luminous Lotus Blog

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Angel Aqua Aura Gem Essence - June 20, 2016 -- Summer Solstice / Full Moon in Sag

 Ashni, Anna & Linda
As crystals are transformed into elixir
In the brilliant Light of The Summer Solstice
June 20, 2016 at Bethesda Fountain NYC

 This magical essence, made from two sparkling rainbow-hued types of quartz crystals was prepared on one of the most potent and astrologically rare days in many years…

On June 20, 2016, both the Summer Solstice and full moon in Sagittarius (an event that happens in unison only once every 30 years!) occurred on the same day! The elixir was prepared at sacred Bethesda Fountain, presided over by The Angel of the Waters, and named for a holy place in Jerusalem where Jesus did miraculous healings in the Bethesda Pool. I believe The Fountain to be one of the most sacred sites in New York City*** with magical healing powers and energies that span from the Earth’s iron crystal core on up to the heavens.

Both types of crystals are among the only crystals that are deeply and powerfully treated alchemically by man - by infusing them with gold, silver and platinum, giving them both sparkling, radiant, iridescent bodies of apparent rainbow light and the softest aqua, pink, gold, silvery, and angelic-white glows. When I first encountered each of these beguiling crystals at Namaste Bookshop where I work as a flower essence therapist, I instantly fell in love and had to start collecting both. The Angel Aura is a cool frosty-white and rainbowy specimen that sparkles of angels’ presence and an otherworldly beauty. The Aqua Aura is a dazzling iridescent aqua blue - infused with the palest lavenders, baby pinks and moon-silvery pure white tinges of evanescent pearlescent light.

I have been facilitating a Goddess Circle for the past 12 years. Our mantra refrain is “I am a Holy Being, I am a Living Goddess”. This year our “theme” has been The Path of Beauty, creating inner and outer beauty to inspire ourselves and others as one means to higher consciousness. I chose these two most bewitching crystals to be constant reminders of our highest mission within our Circle, to create, maintain and share inner and outer beauty for our own enlightenment and the enlightenment of All Beings. So it was only natural that I chose these two in combination to make our essence, and essence that is made by no one else anywhere!

As I had been collecting the finest brightest most angelic specimens for the past six years, I had many beautiful stones to use in our essence making. And in alignment with the fact that special astrological events have a 3 day lead in and out… I put the stones in a glass jar in Fiji spring water in direct sunlight on my window sill for 3 days before taking them and the holy water to the fountain to make our essence, a heavenly booster, since the days leading up to and including the Solstice were among the most beautiful bright sunny days this year. We placed the stones and the already crystal-infused crystal water in a crystal bowl on the earth before the Fountain, filled it with Fiji water, covered it with light cheese cloth and recited our many prayers and songs, including the 72 names of God, Dylan’s “Forever Young” and invited many angelic, Devic, Nature Spirits and all holy Beings of Light to be with us and infuse our essence with their highest healing nature’s. Magical day, as our elixir brewed with the elements…Earth, Air, Water, Fire and our deepest intentions. We could actually see angelic beings (I even thought I saw the 3 Magi in our essence) dancing ‘neath the natural white cloth covering the essence. It sparkled and baked for 4 hours before appearing to be done to perfection. We mixed the flower water with an equal part of organic brandy… as we finalized the process of preparing the Mother Tincture.



 Take 3 drops by mouth several times a day, especially when you wake and at bedtime, away from food….or simply when you want to feel filled with holy rainbow Light, Love and Inspiration.
One ounce Mother Tincture $150. One ounce stock bottle $30.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Temperance Card of the Sacred Tarot

A brief meditation on The Temperance Card of The Major Arcana followed by Nature's fitting images of our new Spring! Meditation and photos by Linda Cohen 3/2016

This image is a likeness of the image of THE TEMPERANCE CARD, card number fourteen of the Major Arcana of the Sacred Tarot of The Smith-Waite Tarot Deck, illustrated by Pamela Coleman Smith, a genius of both wisdom and art.  We witness The Angel Michael (healing angel, master physician) forever pouring to and fro the male fire consciousness and the female water consciousness ever aiming to create the perfect balance.  That balance would reflect itself in ALL BEINGS on every level of existence being 100% in tune with their Higher Selves = Holy Spirit. = ONE.

               I could reflect upon any of the 78 cards of the full deck, or more particularly, reflect upon any of The 22 Major Arcana Trumps (representing 22 major archetypes that exist in all of us).  For, most of my “work” in this lifetime, thus far, has been this balancing of my own fire and water: the experiments; the extremes; the emptiness;  the fearful freeze-outs and life-juggling spin-outs that have kept me inert for times and spaces on end (The Hanged Man).   At other times whirling endlessly like the Wheel of Fortune (card number 10) cycles from key to key, from higher polarity to low polarity.... for worse and for better until one finally attains karma-free energy and incarnates out.

Each of the sacred Tarot cards is programmed with The Wisdom of the Ages and if one is dedicated, inspired and learned enough, one can meditate beyond time and form alone …  to delve into the precise perfectly synthesized energy systems of each of the cards---- to see the image as a whole but also to become aware and thereby use for self-growth the many incredible correspondences to both The Kabbalah and to what was known WISDOM/TRUTH/ASCENSION….. to the adepts of the mystery schools throughout all time.

               Can you fathom The Angel of Temperance in ever-motion, an integral part of God's sacred plan?  For as long as time exists and beyond our tiny fourth dimension playground?…. Patiently weaving to and fro, in the blending of opposites, weaving of consciousness.  The Timeless Angel, He /She is clothed in glorious rainbow-radiant wings, as the rainbow is God’s covenant with man AND a holy bridge from Heaven to Earth and back.  And what lies at the end of the path?  The pot of gold/consciousness.  My point is, among the many correspondences (Hebrew letters, numerology, astrology, elements, colors, gem stones, flowers, perfumes, “powers” ) –  far too many to enumerate here – in the rich blue flowing stream leading from the solar radiance beaming from the mountain top, on down to Michael’s naked holy feet bathing in The Waters of Life see the Iris flowers blossoming (perhaps hardly noticeable and yet right there in the muted delicacy of the card appears the reference to The Goddess of the Rainbow Herself! -  where the iris flowers grow intertwined with Nature and Nature’s hand in all that IS – These mythical mystical ancient Iris flowers, as Iris is the Goddess of the Rainbow and all that that means in the context of Life and Creativity.  There is so much! more!   Hold the living cards, look at them, play with them and become them, as you like.  Simply step inside this magnificent angel for a day, or however long you may wish, and declare! your intention to balance yourself, in the calm waters of your healed psyche!  And be open to experiencing life through their - the cards of the Major Arcana - higher octave perspectives, thereby programming your “old self” with the Eternal Wisdom Forms they afford you---- as you are ready to love and accept and love yourself… for truly YOU ARE!!!  A Holy Being/ A Living Goddess (God).  
The miracle of many spins out The MIRACLE OF ONE. 

The Carousel: The Wheel of Fortune
Aisles of Trees: The Sacred Paths WE Take in Life

The Cross of Matter: Alighting on this Earth

Signs of Spring:
The Ascent of Life From Darkness

The White Blossoms of Purity and Wisdom:
The Tree of Life

The Deep Pink of Love:
The Tree of Knowledge Of Good and Evil:
We must taste of its every essence before we may discover Balance ---
A Calm Cool Heart-Mind

Yet We Fall-
In All the Trappings!
Until We Don't

 The Angel of Temperance:
Beside Us Forever
In Our "Work"
'Til We Find Our Equilibrium

Sunny Daffodils: Spring Has Arrived

The Forsythia Are in Bloom:
New Beginnings on the Wheel of Life/Death/Rebirth

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Earth Rainbow Waterslides & Passage Ways

EARTH RAINBOW- Waterslides & Passage Ways
1/23/16     ICE IS

Silver crystal ice floes form and reform-
Passing The Boathouse Lake

En route to another exalted exhibit, Egypt/the Middle Kingdom.

As penetrating winter has finally wound its way South to New York City,

With all Her clear cold Light impressions hitting Earth’s axis in myriad mandalas~~

Of playful shapes and Gaia-ripe, Oz-like though muted, colors galore!

Filling me with renewed energy and vitality - as I nearly trample feet first into the spread-eagle loamy tendril arms…Of the sacred Vagina Tree! 

Sign and symbol of Springtime’s redolent fertility...
But a season hence.  Whoa!  Stop!  Hazel eyes wide-

Of-wonder, I cheat a fall down the rabbit hole to encounter Big Sky Country –wide sprawling Montana-esque, Mountainous full-bodied evergreens like forest wizards!

Emerald seas~ Revelations! Of The Great North Lawn.  Holy wow!  To the ocean-blue mid-afternoon Ceiling sailing high above…with fluff cotton cloud-waves Dappling my Spirit-guided path.  Ho!  Where am I? 
Aventurine-Goddess-Green-Adventure… Reaching the museum.  Treasure of treasures, in Gotham’s splendid infinite array! My first encounter holy

Isis/Aphrodite, a 2nd Century serpent-curvy stone diva of voluminous breasts and Hathor–like solar-crowned fertility-headdress to awaken sexual cravings unto The Source!  

Pyramids, mummies, the rapture of knowing this life is but a prelude~~~

To a dazzling after-life that is ensured.  Sure as birth and dying.  Ancient Egypt

Endures –

Awe-inspiring by your infinite riches of Spirit and precious Body of ruby ripe gold-encrusted bejeweled remains.

Time-crossed visitation, nothing is lost where I emotionally bathe in your beauty, majesty, your time-spanning soul-embrace.  O my queens!  O my.  O. My.

Culture sated, I leave the stately columns of the Met to find before me^^


– crazy cuckoo-carts of Middle Eastern street vendors trapped in hilarious orange-yellow trompe l’oeil food trucks dappled in salty green hot pretzel rounds and smiley-faced red burgers, living peacefully atop a full-spectrum sorting of frozen ice-pops…
Spanning baby-blue peppermints to kissy-pink raspberry Offerings- For the proton-hungry. Urban-Adventurer. 


I have my unsalted organic almonds and organic Thompson Select seedless raisins neatly packed in a reusable sandwich Zippy safe inside my cobalt-blue Kate Spade shoulder bag, along with my Harmless Harvest Bright-peach sugar-free-bee-pollen chewing gum-

ink fair-trade coconut water.  USDA organic.  Yum yum yum.  

As I make my way to my favorite park spot, Bethesda Fountain, midway 72 Street-


I am magically encircled in the most spectacular movable feast of color imaginable

A swirling live! rainbow of Earthbound Northern Lights - topaz pinks and lavenders-

On whirling violet flames – turquoise light ribbons
With banana-yellow streamers! And

Rapturing every color wavelength in between! 

Chiron and Orion.  Pallas Athena And Uranus!!!Thrice!  Like Hermes!  I am blessed!  Eleventh Dimensionally

…at the very least.  Somehow?  I have crossed

Over into a far higher frequency awhirl with splendiferous

 Earth Rainbows~~~

From here to Eternity, I suspect.  For NOW –
May I most gratefully inter-cellularly swallow this third eye-candy with my ravenous desire-body
And passion for deLight…
My darkly hazel pupils…knowing come Spring!
These shards, ice floes, and bunny white winter storms
Shall bring me back…
To the joyful carousel, Bee and I choose-
…year after joy-riding-year…  Happy!

Racing wooden steads of every height and fashion season after joy-cycling season. Happy!


cherry I Bee

Saturday, January 02, 2016

The Other Side of Loss

The Other Side of Loss

Struggling with such determination…
I refuse to give in.  Refuse to let go.  Summer’s sweet iridescent waftings….
Of wild pink tourmaline roses I follow---
To find my childhood tree house-   are gone.
The new winter air is skeleton steel horizons.  No shadows cast!
From the wise old oak, as golden sunshine’s hidden…
Beyond bubble-gray sheets of low-lying sky.  On and on.  Betrayed.  Now?
And how will I find my way?  With no breath
Of high summer left?  I must wait –
‘Til gracious full moon nightfall… to pray the diamond stars will not forget-
To shine.  To bring me home.

(I have a sudden dream of you,
But you look different.  The only way I know
It’s you is that I am so young.  I believe I am innocent.
You are fact-checking my life-statistics, man,
Like a story you may or may not print?
Your hair is wavy black, your eyes the fairest blue,
“I love you,” I say proudly.  “We should love
Hour by hour.  Then our love will last.”
Still you are gone.  When I open my eyes.)
The great stone angel at Bethesda Fountain is naked,
But for the territorial pigeons, and the compassionate gaze
She shares with us no matter the holograph-season.  New Year’s tourists chirp in Italian
French, Spanish… where silent cameras feign to capture The Present –
Which is against The Law!  Of Nature.  Why must this (New Year’s) day disturb
My soulful resolutions?  For happiness, joy and laughter?
Be gone! You hungry ghosts!  Be gone! You New Age stealers!

When a startling rush of amber-gold leaves, among the last to let go…
Dance their jig-saw tumble-way to Earth.  Each one-
Bringing a fortune cookie’s worth of yummy hidden treasure…
Surround me, demanding with their glorious rushes my full attention!
To tickle my fancy where once again I feel so presently grateful
For this extra day the Goddess gives.  Just for appreciation –
Just for the warm body under my skins to enjoy!

So your mama told me you were determined to stay up til midnight -
To straddle the old and new, to see exactly what it is like to defy gravity!
I understand you did, bright child, and said, “It’s just the same!”
I’m so thrilled you are here to reveal the secrets of youth –
Which we may all possess if we’re willing to play
With time and rainbows and visiting unicorns… and sleep
With friendly green dragons.  Just like you do.
Your very own cherry.  1/sweet/16