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Archive for February, 2008

Laws of the Universe

“Everything in life flows according to universal laws or principles. These laws, as they have been handed down to us, are known as the Hermetic Laws of the Universe. They are attributed to the ancient mystical (and perhaps mythical) Egyptian philosopher and teacher, Hermes Trismegistus. Religions and belief systems of the world have interpreted these laws in various ways to create the foundations of their beliefs. We don’t necessarily have to know or understand these laws in order to live within them, but without a working knowledge of the laws we can never fully understand how we accomplished what we did, or why we failed in our attempts. We can facilitate success more effectively and efficiently when we understand these laws and how to apply them for conscious creation.” -Seale

Ok, I’ve been a rebel most of my life. Railing against the laws and my assumed constrictions of my own freedom to move in any way that I choose. I may have served myself a little better had I followed some of the higher laws of the universe. I think it is just “the man” that I rebel against, seeing as how that struggle began early on with my less than emotionally involved father.

I have set a new discipline (cringe) in my life to follow some of these ancient laws as a spiritual (universal) practice.

The study I am choosing at this time are the 7 Universal laws of:

1. The Law of Mentalism: Living God
2. The Law of Correspondence: Inner and Outer Universes

3. The Law of Vibration: Everything in Motion

4. The Law of Polarity: The Answer is in the Question

5. The Law of Rhythm: All of Life is a Dance

6. The Law of Cause and Effect: “As You Sow, So Shall You Reap”

7. The Law of Gender: Yin/Yang and everything in it’s own time.

I propose to study one of these laws a week and see what new or old revelations are revealed to me regarding my purpose here, or my Soul’s mission.

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Soul Mission or Not

I’m reading one of my favorite authors new book; “Soul Mission-Life Vision” by Alan Seale and wanted to share the opening paragraph with you all this morning as it is what I am working on right now.

“What we care about-our hopes, dreams, values, and aspirations-are often buried deep in the unconscious.  Most of us were raised in a society that supports making deals with ourselves and others in order to survive.  We trade what we care about in order to get what we think we need.  Or we trade what we care about for what we are told we are supposed to want.  We are socialized to place a title, recognition, or a position above that which might give us pleasure, satisfaction, or fulfillment.  Yet, deep inside so many people are asking, ‘Is this it?  Is this what I’ve been working so hard for?  Is this what I really want?’”                   -Seale

I have spent the bulk of my life since 1967 pursuing knowledge and expertise on healing my own wounds and the wounds of others.  Healing on all levels is my battle cry in this life.

So, is this it?  What about my vague dreams that are now haunting me in my sleep-begging me to find the seeds or pearls in them and bring them out for my own satisfaction.  Where are the sunny days whiling away on the banks of some great cultured city in dialogue with deep and penetrating minds?  Where are my works of art , my great novel, my deep sense of fulfillment?

I am waking up to the fact that I gave my time away.  This great white tiger inside is about to devour me if I don’t pick up my own banner and begin fulfilling that now.

I don’t know where this is taking me, it has been a long time coming and words cannot define any of this.

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Being Prepared

I’m not so sure that isn’t an oxymoron.

I have found in the past that whenever I think I am prepared for something, a test will come up to see if that foundation is shaky or strong.

I am able to detach more this time and look at it from above.  In the overall picture of things it is a pretty minor little glitch, but it has a really big “button” attached to it.

I believe it is best to just really show up and experience what life has to offer, but then I get into that planning thing again and having expectations, and then voila!  Expectations dropped and back to the drawing board.

Oi vey!  I need some chicken soup.

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Your Own Needs

“Acknowledging your own needs first will allow you to help others … This is sanity, not selfishness.”
~Joan Borysenko, PhD

This is the year of that for me.  Dropping the fear of selfishness and stepping into the bravery of self care/love.

It’s quite a lovely feeling.  I feel as if there were much more space inside of me.  Now, instead of a short view of the day/week, my horizons have opened up and I feel fresh mountain air blowing through them.

I am daily more excited about the possibilities in front of me.  And I get to choose anything that makes me feel good, and not just a little good, but jumping up and down and whirling around good. 

I am not obligated in this space of my life to much and I am working to release all obligation.  Prisons are built on feelings of obligation.  I should, would, could, ought to and more are like pieces of confetti and I toss them into the air.

Now, I am doing what I really want and if I find I don’t want to, I get to change course.  In some ways I feel like a really full river moving out of her banks and into new terrain.

Breathe.

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Fear of Death

Fear of death is a delusion harbored in the breast of sages;

He who lives a single Springtime is like one who lives for ages.

-Kahlil Gibran

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Eclipse Dream

Wolves, dingoes, hyenas, dogs and some I could not name crowded my dreams last night.
I had stayed on the patio gazing up into the sky through blackened woods at the blood red full moon eclipse for as long as I could endure the cold.

Later, packs of wolves inhabited my dreams and then there were others coming into the house, let in by a strange little girl with an unusual sense of drama.

Everywhere I turned I was trying to save wild kittens from the dogs and dingoes.  The cats were as afraid of me as they were of the dogs.

At one point I became lucid in the dream and understood what was happening but that awareness is gone now.

A bigger lunar eclipse than I had expected.

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Eclipse musings

“The Dharma-Kaya of thine own mind thou shalt see; and seeing that, thou shalt have seen the ALL-The Vision Infinite, the Round of Death and Birth and the State of Freedom.” -Milarepa

All they who thoughtless are, nor heed what time Death’s messengers appear,

Must long the pangs of suffering feel

in some base body habiting.

But all those good and holy men,

what time they see Death’s messengers,

behave not thoughtless, but give heed

to what the Noble Doctrine says;

and in attachment frighted see

of birth and death the fertile source,

and from attachment free themselves,

thus birth and death extinguishing,

secure and happy ones are they,

released from all this fleeting show;

exempted from all sin and fear,

all misery have they overcome.

-Auguttara-N-kaya

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Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Virgo 2/20-21

This Wednesday we have a Lunar Eclipse in Virgo. It is somewhat similar to one we experienced in 1989. Think back, what was happening in your life then? It is the same theme now and hindsight, for once, will work!

This will give you an opportunity to expand your beliefs about what is right in the world, what is fair and humane.

There is a book called “Original Blessing”, by Matthew Fox. This eclipse reminds me of the message in that book: There is no original sin, only original blessing. Now, we uncover the truths of our beauty and shine the lights on those shadows of shame, guilt and more.

This eclipse calls to our higher natures and to the release of our shadows which bind us in the darkness. It is not a very light-hearted time as this Full Moon Eclipse is right next to somber Saturn. Saturn is our stern teacher and doesn’t allow us to have any illusions about what is really going on.

Look to your relationships and see how they are evolving. Are you seeing clearly? Has someone been dishonest with you?

Eclipses can show us what is truly going on in our lives and that can get a little emotional. Look for little “testing’s” now to see how your world and relationships are held together and if they need a little “shoring up”.

Just for this week, clear your schedule a little to allow time to integrate the messages coming into you. You are going to need time to re-group after this week.

It’s a good idea to have your astrology chart forecasted for the coming months.

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Loves Labor Lost

It’s the day after Valentine’s Day, a day I am sure was concocted to reap in the money for the many corporate dogs lining the streets, tongues hanging out, eyes looking for weaknesses.

I guess I don’t pay so much attention to this day anymore except for how I can show my love to my grandsons.

And that brings up to mind – romance.  Hmmmm…….maybe I’ve become like the dry bones of winter not remembering spring…………but what is that anyway?  I mean, romance!

Most of us have been raised on the information from many talented marketers that we should be in love.  That our lives are meaningless without romantic encounters from gorgeous looking opposite sexuals.

Good grief.  I think I’m more like Charley Brown.  Noticing that others seem to have this “marketers dream life” and the reality of mine is that romance was in my youth.  I think.  Although I’m not sure that it wasn’t an illusion I prefered to focus on, than the reality of what love was then….sexual conquest.  Another, Oh good grief.

Dispelling the myths that our American society has created is an all consuming job.  One I find myself unable to leave and one I dread visiting.

Bah, humbug.

Well, that felt really good.  It isn’t that I don’t believe in love and tenderness and caring and yes, even romance.  What I don’t believe in, what I can’t stomach anymore, is the prostitution of our dear and beautiful feelings.  And the privacy that they are to be shared in.  I want a quality of life that we allowed to be taken away from us by living externally instead of internally.

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Dry Bones

“Our bones are dry, our hope has gone; we are done for.”    -Ezekiel 37:11

Every once in a while I feel like a heap of dry bones in an endless valley.  This inner dryness may be due to the constant repetition of busy days and of nights that are short on sleep, or to a series of discouraging experiences or to some long-lasting inner struggles.

-May I Have This Dance? Joyce Rupp

My bones are dry with longing for spring.  Seed catalogues litter my desk holding promises of warm breezes and sunshine and the smell of my garden.

I don’t fight off the winter seclusion as much as I used to, but now, here in February, I’m done.  Move on out you mean old winter, I’m ready to let the blithe spirit of spring into my waiting arms.

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White Tiger Dreams

I’ve been subconscious cleansing these many months and one of my constant companions in these dreams is one or two white tigers.  I am afraid of them but I don’t show it and even slept next to one this morning in an old dusty and cluttered house. I wake up from these tiger dreams afraid and disturbed.  Chewing on the information in my mind for days afterwards.

I know it is good but it is not very comfortable.

These white tigers have so much power and agility and strength and such focus in whatever they do whether that is walking, stalking or sleeping.

We know each other but I don’t know them as well as they know me and their communications terrify me but I stay my ground.  Although, sometimes I hide in closets or like a child under the covers.

This morning’s white tiger dream is like spider webs all over my mind and body and I feel like I can’t get them off of me.

I’m so happy to be awake.

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Decisions or the Easy Way Out

I Have a few decisions that need to be made and wondering if I have enough information to make intelligent choices. It has been easy to put off deciding anything in my life. There is just so much going on and then the time for decision making is past and I just live with that part of my life that once again was not resolved. I believe that is called taking the easy way out.
Insights into self become much larger with the many years of repeated patterns.

My life has reached a point where I don’t think I can put off much anymore. Consequences that once seemed so daunting from possible incorrect choices, don’t matter as much.

Deeper perspectives of reality start to filter through and show that what I once thought was so important, really is not at all.

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One Minute Each Night

In WWII, there was an advisor to Churchill who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every night at a prescribed hour for one minute to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace. This had an amazing effect as bombing stopped.

There is now a group of people organizing the same thing here in America.

If you would like to participate: each evening at 9:00 PM Eastern Time (8:00 PM Central, 7:00 PM Mountain, 6:00 PM Pacific), stop whatever you are doing and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens and for peace in the  world.

If you know anyone who would like to participate, please pass this along.  Someone said if people really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer, we might be speechless. Our prayers are the most powerful asset we have.

Thank You. Please pass this on to anyone who you think will follow thru.

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Aquarius New Moon/Solar Eclipse

Aquarius New Moon and Solar Eclipse

This is an auspicious time. An explanation of this eclipse by Stephanie Austin says, “During an eclipse, electromagnetic streams are disrupted and gravitational forces increased; matrices dissolve, new pathways open, consciousness reconfigures.” She goes on to say, “The Aquarius Water-Bearer stands for our baptism into collective consciousness-the challenge to transcend differences of gender, race, creed and nationality……..we are all members of the human race.”

Mercury (mind) is retrograde in Aquarius, Chiron (wounded healer) is in Aquarius and so is Neptune (spirituality/deception). Lots of Aquarian energy which is basically about protecting the needs of the group/society. Aquarius rules the ankles and the circulatory system and is electric in nature.

Eclipses can help us get rid of the baggage in our lives. This is about re-birth. Think about what you would like to re-birth in your life. Relationships, the way you look at money, your business life, your spiritual life, your part in the whole of humanity. What could stand a little “tweeking” today because this eclipse is going to affect us for many years to come, so let’s make it very positive, we are the only ones who wield that power of whether a thing is positive or negative.

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It Is Time

It’s time. If you are to walk the path of the heart, then it is time.     – Nippawanock, Arapaho

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February 2008 Astrologically

Mercury Retrograde, mmmm, nice time to relax a little, clean out those closets, finish writing that proposal (don’t sign anything!) or short story, take a look at your life and see what might need a little tightening up.  Make your lists but don’t take any actions just yet.

Venus (beauty/harmony) and Pluto (deep transformation) and Jupiter (expansion) in Capricorn give ample opportunity to look at any love relationship with an eye for transforming it into what really serves you the best.  If you want a better life/love/work etc., think about what areas you might like to open up, maybe something really new, or an old passion.  The help is here.  It doesn’t mean that success will fall in your lap.  The work is there for you to do or not.  Capricorn helps us to create better foundations or structures to live our lives in.  It is a time to step up in your responsibility not only to yourself, but to society.

Mars (strength) in Gemini (mental) is moving forward after being retrograde for a while, this helps bring in many new ideas on what you want in life.  Almost too many new ideas and can be a little ungrounded.  Tap into the grounding qualities of Capricorn and dream your many thoughts into reality.  In other words, get focused.

Saturn (limitations) is in Virgo (service/healing), so watch for obsessive over-thinking of all your plans for the future.  Sometimes you just have to finish projects/relationships/things and move on to the next.  Take care of your health.  It’s never good to ignore your intuitions about your body, emotions etc.  Pay attention and find a good personal trainer or take a yoga class.  Find out what foods are good for you and which ones are not.

We have an especially potent Chiron (wounded healer) in Aquarius (freedom/equality) that will help us heal old wounds which may have come from groups-institutions/churches etc.  This would be in the form of self-identity in society.  Healing can come through joining humanitarian groups.  Volunteering at the shelters and donating goods/money to charitable organizations.  Any “green” organization to help heal the planet.

Sedna, the new, not for sure planet is a very interesting study and in February she will be in Taurus.  Sedna is about the betrayal of the people of the earth to their planet.  It is a very long and involved story with lots of mythology, but basically, Sedna comes back with a vengeance to save the animals, and especially the sea creatures.  Taurus is our earth, and is concerned with maintaining stability and a sense of self worth.  Sedna begins to demand deeper retributions now if we don’t pay attention.  Her patience has worn thin.  I don’t see her compromising with anyone or any government at all.  Everyone just pay attention, quit using chemicals that harm life, clean up the water, clean up the environment and our consequences will then be a beautiful earth in balance.  Start recycling.  Get rid of the plastic.

Certainly lots more going on, but these are a few tidbits I wanted to share with you.

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Astrological Light Bulbs

How many members of your astrological sign does it take to Change A Light Bulb?
Aries: Just one. You want to make something of it?
Taurus: One, but just “try” to convince them that the burned-out bulb is useless and should be thrown away.
Gemini: Two, but the job never gets done – they just keep arguing about who is supposed to do it and how it’s supposed to be done!
Cancer: Just one. But it takes a therapist three years to help them through the grief process.
Leo: Leos don’t change light bulbs, although sometimes their agent will get a Virgo to do the job for them while they’re out.
Virgo: Approximately 1.0000000 with an error of +/- 1 millionth.
Libra: Er, two. Or maybe one. No – on second thought, make that two. Is that okay with you?
Scorpio: That information is strictly secret and shared only with the Enlightened Ones in the Star Chamber of the Ancient Hierarchical Order.
Sagittarius: The sun is shining, the day is young and we’ve got our whole lives ahead of us, and you’re inside worrying about a stupid light bulb?
Capricorn: I don’t waste my time with these childish jokes.
Aquarius: Well, you have to remember that everything is energy, so…
Pisces: Lightbulb? What lightbulb?
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