Archive for October, 2008
Astrology Updating Time-
Time to check your chart and see where the opportunities are and in what areas you’d like more information!
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I feel like a bigger person than my life is showing. I feel trapped inside a too small personal expression, and I feel like breaking out.
The problem for me is getting lost in all the things that life presents for me to do. I think it’s a trick to keep me asleep until I really wake up.
Not pretending intellectually “to know”, but quietly seeing and moving into it. No fanfare, no talking about it, only action. And also being a lot more patient with myself because these layers of waking up to my own reality seem to repeat over and over when in actuality they are soft layers peeling away so that freedom is achieved eventually.
Now, what to do with all these projects, people and so on? Almost ready to let them go.
Some of these coming times will be familiar if you are old enough. Simone Butler makes a few comments, interspersed with my own, below:
This year, the already-intense Scorpio energy is amplified by an exact opposition between Saturn (the old, stubborn and rigid) and Uranus (progressive change) on Election Day. The last opposition of these two heavyweights occurred in 1965-67, a period of social unrest marked by the civil rights movement, antiwar demonstrations, U.S. and Soviet spacewalks, and China’s Cultural Revolution. Now, in an uncanny manifestation of this transit, traditionalist John McCain (Saturn) faces off against change agent Barack Obama (Uranus).
A heads up as November 13th is the 6th Day of the Mayan Calendar. For two years we can expect life to be a little like 1952-1972. I remember it well. I was 5 in 1952 and began school……….and of course the ‘60’s left school, moved to Berkeley, brother died, graduated from nursing school………..a whirlwind of revolutionary activity in my life and all around.
On November 13, the Sixth Day of the Mayan Calendar dawns. This is expected to be an unparalleled time of enlightenment. At the last Sixth Day, from 1952-1972, beatniks and flower children shook off their shackles and embraced a new consciousness. This time, we’ll take the process to the next level. The chaos that will reign through the two-year period of the Sixth Day and Night is necessary for the creation of an enlightened world. The Golden Age can only emerge out of a series of transformative pulses, including periods of destruction. The very process that breaks down the world economic and political hierarchy also paves the way for a new world to flower.
No doubt it will be very interesting this time around.1 comment
We learn what we learn by our interactions with the world. Once we learn our lesson on any level, then we move to a new way of framing that lesson, ultimately so that we can serve ourselves and our world from a place of conscious wisdom and compassion. It’s not that we don’t regret the passing of certain people; it’s just that the passages can show us our larger path revealing our dharma, or “true function” on this Earth.
So next time you wonder why someone is in your life, remember that it may be to learn to say yes, say no, say maybe, perhaps glimpse a greater reality, or dance a more enjoyable dance on this beautiful Earth. And in any case, no matter how close or distant, appreciate who brought you to the dance, since God loves gratitude. -WilkinsonNo comments
This is a wonderful New Moon in Scorpio, full of possibilities for dreams coming true. Check out your Sun Sign and your Rising Sign. If you don’t know your Rising Sign, email me and I’ll get it for you. Happy New Mooning! Sue
ARIES: Many changes in your relationships these days, and now it starts to fall into place for you!
TAURUS: A little slow till now, but relationships and finances will start moving up……….be sure to handle all the details and things of importance.
GEMINI: Now you will start producing and many things you thought lost will have fresh energy to complete-Carpe Diem!
CANCER: Big stuff happening for you, time to take a leap of faith, you will be supported in all ways.
LEO: Take a deep breath, time to start anew, dream big and move in the direction of your dreams, nothing can stop you now.
VIRGO: You are ready for the next adventure and this New Moon will help you step up in the areas of communicating/back to school/looking for a better job, and you will have the self confidence to do it all.
LIBRA: It hasn’t been that easy this month but now you will be able to move forward. Health/Money improve.
SCORPIO: You are almost there, new energy will now push you over the finish line and bring you success.
SAGITTARIUS: Pull back and reflect. Where do you want to go? What project is beckoning to you? How can you improve your health? Take it easy now and plan bigger and newer projects.
CAPRICORN: Nice energy for you now and things in your life that may have been difficult will smooth out. Take a breather and BREATHE! New energy coming in soon and you will need your strength!
AQUARIUS: Watch for something new and unexpected to come into your life now! Keep positive and get the most out of it or there will be some friction to deal with. Put your best foot forward.
PISCES: Blissfully peaceful and some nice filtered in JOY! Your life is about to get much easier and happier, enjoy!No comments
Remember – either you’re driving your boat, someone else is driving your boat, or no one is driving the boat except the current and the wind. -unknownNo comments
Madame Blavatsky from the 19th century: There is a universal fellowship of humanity. There is only one race – the human race. There are powers latent in the human vehicle that are beyond most people’s imagination. We are evolving, individually and collectively, toward an ideal that would enchant us all and encourage us forever, if we would consider our higher possibilities rather than cling to obsolete points of view, philosophically and personally.
Her masterwork, “The Secret Doctrine,” is a direct translation of some ancient Commentaries from Tibetan and other sources of great antiquity, and offers a voluminous account of “Cosmogenesis” and “Anthropogenesis.” Though attacked by detractors, there was never a time when she was proved a fraud or hypocrite. With others, she founded the world-wide “theosophical” movement, dedicated to studying the wisdom of the East and West, that all of humanity might come out of its collective ignorance of thousands of years, and reclaim its high calling among the natural orders of life.
Alan Watts commenting on Teachers: “The disciples and followers of the great Spiritual Teachers didn’t want to LIVE the teachings, so they created religions based in worshipping the persona of the Teacher.” The virus of the cults of personality seem to pervade most of the religions of our planet. Maybe that’s why there’s so much fear and division.
Sister Emmanuelle Has Passed
by Robert Wilkinson
I just found out that this remarkable woman has left our Earth. I always try to honor Spiritual servants when they check out, and truly may many more rise to further the work she began. Sister Emmanuelle, 99 year old French nun of Cairo, spent decades working with the poorest of the dump scavengers and helped create a multi-nation network of clinics, schools and gardens to serve the children of the slums.
Born Madeleine Cinquin in Brussels on Nov. 16, 1908, she gave schools, health care strategies, and income producing projects to the poor in Egypt and seven other countries, including Brazil, Burkina Faso, Haiti, India, the Philippines, Senegal and Sudan. Her work has been compared with Mother Theresa and Abbe Pierre, two other great 20th century Souls who helped lessen the suffering of the poor. Aum and blessings on a great life of spiritual service.
Her site org (French): Association Soeur Emmanuelle (ASMAE)
I confess, I did not know of her work. And that is probably the case around the world with so many doing such great works.
I find it just delightful to hear about “good people doing great acts” for humanity. Thought I’d share it with you. Sue
Our practice is to remember that we are Eternals participating in shaping the future by our thoughts, feelings, and deeds in the present, despite the oppositions, polarizations, dualisms, and crashing philosophies and views that are inherently unreal. Maybe they used to be real (or not!) to whatever extent, but they are no longer, as everything is giving way to the evolutionary necessities that are presenting themselves with greater and greater frequency as we all come to realize our connectedness with the Earth we live on.
So relax a little, and to the degree you’re able, enjoy the passing soft parade inside the gold mine. We are the trailblazers of a dawning era that will make this one seem like a grand illusion. We just have to stay focused, balanced, of abundant view and generous in our goodwill in living our lives on this beautiful, fragile Earth.
It will get better after it gets worse for awhile, but that will make the goal all the more wonderful by its contrast to this old dying era. We’re playing for the long haul, which promises so much we’ve never known or experienced that it will stagger the imagination. Our job is to open the door and greet that which shows us our freedom to be greater than we were.
–Robert Wilkinson: www.aquariuspapers.com
Good question! And one that is absolutely relative to each individual.
So, what is a good life for you? I know what is a good life for me; it is the feelings inside that generate my idea of good. That is when I feel filled up by nature, the love of good friends/family, preparing food, making jewelry, helping others, teaching yoga/meditation and much more. Many things give me a little “thrill” inside. And that just makes my life better.
I still struggle with the money thing, thinking that if I had more and could travel etc, I would be happier. But that is just one of those nebulous thoughts “out there” and the good feelings inside are not nebulous.
I’m reading a very interesting book right now called, “Busting Loose”. The author, Robert Scheinfeld, has new verbiage on older spiritual teachings. I like it a lot as it isn’t written in the ways I might tune it out because I’ve read so much of the same thing. Although I’m only a little into this book, it’s different, it’s hitting me on an energetic level that has me very curious about how I will feel when I finish reading it. He talks about life here on earth as we have heard so many times before; we are spiritual beings having a human experience. But he likens it to a game much like any of the games we play here on earth: football, golf, monopoly, bridge etc. They all have rules. Through the eyes of your all powerful soul you just watch this game unfold. Poverty, death, good times/bad times all are just part of the game and the adventure-like a board game. We come here for the soul purpose of this adventure. Hmmm, interesting way of looking at it. Can’t wait to get into this book a little deeper.1 comment
Sometimes I just wonder when it will all settle down and be stable. Must be thinking of another lifetime, a different century.
Another layer coming up, some new facet of creativity asking to be born. Wish I knew what it’s name was.
“Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.” -MyssNo comments
I have a friend that I have watched these many years refuse to change old patterns. I can relate to that. Change is leaving the old familiar and entering new territory. You don’t know what is going to be there. For him, the clinging to old beliefs and especially old hurts/betrayals etc., has caused many health issues and a pretty severe addiction. But he is comfortable with the seeming stability of inertia. I have to admire his tenacity, it speaks of a great strength and fortitude and certainly perseverance.
So then, why have I spent all these years judging him? It really isn’t my place, and this behavior still works for him.
Yesterday I attended a funeral of someone he loved deeply but had been estranged from for over 18 years. He began to unravel during the day and fell apart that night.
Transformation comes knocking on our door in many guises. It is a timing thing and we get the opportunity to walk through a door into new territory or return to the safety and even comfort of the past.
I’m looking to walk through a door of transformation although the timing seems a little off. But maybe this is his time of transformation, we’ll see. There is all the time in the Universe for all of us. Might as well relax and enjoy whatever we have focused on.No comments
I believe it was Hippocrates that said, “Let food be your medicine”. And you know that my life’s journey has been woven in and around the growing, storing and preparation of food and the education for those who’s path that isn’t.
I love red cabbage and I’m including an easy, very tasty recipe for it, and below that is this amazing information about how red cabbage heals or prevents cancer in it’s many forms.
RECIPE: ½ head of organic red cabbage; coconut oil or olive oil to sauté; ½ any type of onion, 1 tart apple; 1 Tblsp fennel seeds or caraway seeds depending on your taste; ¼ cup raisins (I like the white ones but all will do); ¾ cup of apple juice, water or white wine.
Saute the onion in the oil till soft, add raisins, seeds, chopped apple, and shredded or chopped fine, cabbage. Stir frequently for about 5 minutes or so, then add the juice, water or wine, cover and cook till done to your taste….about 15-20 minutes should do.
Another simple uncooked version is to shred the cabbage quite fine and dress with your favorite dressing, I like sesame tahini with added chopped almonds. Raw is always good because the enzymes aren’t killed and you can digest it better.
(Taken from NaturalNews)
Red cabbage contains 36 different varieties of anthocyanins, a class of flavonoids that have been linked to cancer protection, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Anthocyanins are naturally occurring pigments that give fruits and berries their red, blue and purple coloration. A variety of studies have shown that in addition to protecting against cancer, anthocyanins can improve heart health and brain function. Another recent laboratory study by the ARS found that some varieties of anthocyanin have twice the antioxidant effect of vitamin C. The effects of those different antioxidants in the human body have not yet been tested.
In the current study, researchers fed 12 volunteers a carefully controlled diet that contained either 2/3, 1 1/3 or 2 cups of cooked red cabbage per meal. The volunteers ate two meals per day for three days.
The researchers found that participants absorbed the most anthocyanins when eating the largest serving of cabbage. In addition, they identified 36 different varieties of the chemical in the vegetable, eight more than were previously known.
The anthocyanins were absorbed at different rates by the body, depending on whether they were acylated or non-acylated. Acylated anthocyanins, composing 80 percent of the anthocyanin content of the cabbage, were more stable and less easily absorbed by the body. In contrast, non-acylated anthocyanins were at least four times more bioavailable than the acylated variety.
Another recent study, conducted by Japanese researchers, found that anthocyanins modify the functioning of fat cells and may help fight the symptoms of metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of symptoms linked to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, including fasting hyperglycemia, high blood pressure, central obesity, lowered HDL (“good”) cholesterol and elevated triglyceride levels.No comments
I love mornings and today is such a fine one. Crisp autumn air, a brilliant orange/pink sunrise and anticipation for the day. Taking care of old projects and that feels so good too, moving on some old stuck energies. The garden is still producing and I think the basil made it through the night covered in an old spiderman sheet. Chives, brussell sprouts, onions, cabbage, tomatoes, okra, peppers, oregano, thyme, rosemary, mint, and of course the many flowers planted in between all those veggies and herbs, all still there for my late night suppers. What could be better than picking your supper out of the garden and then preparing it?No comments
Feeling a little blocked today.
Marianne Williamson is such a gifted writer that I’m focusing on her words today:
What the world needs now is a miracle,
and it is miracles to which we are all entitled.
For miracles occur naturally as expressions of love;
they are in fact the natural order of the world
when the mind is in its natural state.
Our task, quite simply, is to love
in a way that we have never loved before.
I feel what she says very deeply at this time. I am being called to love in a way that I have never loved before. The part of me that protects me sits deeply inside looking out to see if anyone notices the change. Fearful of exposure and of being hurt, she softly hides inside building up strength to eventually emerge.
In his book; Why Is God Laughing?, by Deepak Chopra, there are many funny stories, some not so funny but in the end, yes. I love this little God joke:
A middle-aged woman drops dead of a heart attack. When she get to Heaven, God says, “There’s been a terrible mistake. Your’re not due to die for another forty years.” The woman wakes up and goes home. She figures she’s got such a long life ahead of her, she might as well look good. So she goes in for plastic surgery – face lift, boob job, tummy tuck, the works. Two months later she’s crossing the street and a bus hits her.
This time when she gets to Heaven, she says to God, “What’s going on? I was supposed to live another forty years.”
And God says, “Mabel, is that you?”No comments
Comic Sanity from Across The Pond
Britain is Repossessing the U.S.A.
A Message adapted and updated from Mr. John Cleese:
To the Citizens of the United States of America:
In light of the strong possibility you are about to elect an elderly gentleman with a bad temper and a lady who thinks she can run foreign policy because she can see Russia from her house, as President and President-In-Waiting of the USA and thus to risk Life As We Know It for everyone else on the Planet, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.
Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except Kansas , which she does not fancy). She won’t actually be in charge, but she’ll greet foreign leaders as necessary and not put her foot in it or vomit on anyone at dinner.
Your new prime minister, Gordon Brown, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections. He will choose someone who does not have his or her hand in the till and has significant experience in running Big Things. You have not had one of them for almost a decade and trust me, it is a big plus.
Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. They have given away too much of your money already to rescue incompetent business executives and soon your American Dollars will resemble Zimbabwean Dollars in total worthlessness. There is no free lunch you know. Although we originally let you get away with secession because King George was robbing you blind, recent events demonstrate that your present leaders are doing much worse things and unfortunately you have not noticed.
A questionnaire will be circulated next year to determine whether more than half of you still believe Saddam Hussein was behind 9-11. Information to the contrary will again be provided by the rest of the world and we request you read it this time and refrain from invading the wrong country ever again if you possibly can.
To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:
You should look up ‘revocation’ in the Oxford English Dictionary.
1. Then look up aluminium, and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.
2. The letter ‘U’ will be reinstated in words such as ‘favour’ and ‘neighbour.’ Likewise, you will learn to spell ‘doughnut’ without skipping half the letters, and the suffix -ize will be replaced by the suffix -ise.
Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up ‘vocabulary’).
3. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as ‘like’ and ‘you know’ is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication.
There is no such thing as US English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take account of the reinstated letter ‘u’ and the elimination of -ize. You will relearn your original national anthem, God Save The Queen.
4. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday. But we have a lot of Bank Holidays you will enjoy instead.
5. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you’re not adult enough to be independent.
Guns should only be handled by adults. If you’re not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you’re not grown up enough to handle a gun.
6. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. A permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.
7. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and this is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean.
8. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables.
Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.
9. The Former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline)-roughly $9/US gallon. Get used to it. Your driving armoured cars to buy groceries is unnecessary, boorish and killing the planet.
10. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.
11. We will require that people running things, like your government, are at least moderately competent and not related by blood or bribes to those who benefit from their decisions. We know it makes you more cozy when your leaders know as little as you do, but, honestly, it is short sighted: you need doctors who know more about medicine, pilots who know more about flying and leaders who know more about leading.
12. We respectfully request you give up this notion that Politics is Entertainment, and that very complicated things can only be explained to you in less than fifteen seconds. If you wanted to have a democracy, honestly, you’d really need to have taken the time to understand things a bit more before you voted. And may I suggest the startling notion that politicians don’t need to look good to do a good job? And it really is acceptable if they are a bit boring, so long as they do their homework. It’s especially important if evidently you have not done yours. Poor old Al Gore. Poor old John Kerry. And by the way, are you happy now you chose a Governor for California based on his teeth?
11. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager.
South African beer is also acceptable as they are pound for pound the greatest sporting Nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer. They are also part of the British Commonwealth – see what it did for them.
12. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie McDowell attempt English dialogue in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one’s ears removed with a cheese grater.
13. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies). Don’t try Rugby – the South Africans and Kiwis will thrash you, like they regularly thrash us.
14. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware that there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first in their country. The six out of ten of you who don’t own a passport will need to get one first.
15. You must tell us who killed JFK. It’s been driving us mad.
16. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty’s Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776). Although this will raise your taxes, remember that the Neoconservatives will no longer be robbing you blind and so your Dollars will stop shrinking. Didn’t you know that inflation and government bailouts of huge companies were really paid for by you? We must do something about your educational system. What on earth is going on over there? Are you oblivious to the crushing debt you are leaving your children? You might as well throttle them now.
17. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 pm with proper cups, never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; strawberries in season.
God Save the Queen. But at least God won’t instruct your President to invade any more wrong countries.
Adapted from John Cleese.No comments
So much going on all around us in the world, it’s just so much information overload I’m not sure how or what to think.
Shouldn’t people be jumping out windows? I mean, that’s what happened in the ’30′s as mass fortunes were lost. It’s pretty surreal to me. Although my groceries are high, I’ve adjusted and my garden is still producing. Gas is high, but I don’t go too many places anymore. Work is busy and fulfilling, hasn’t hit me there yet. So what should I be thinking and doing as all these warnings and screamings are going on?
For me, I just had to step out of the fear part of it all. These signs, these times, just so much repetition of life on our planet. Many warnings, sometimes we pay attention and sometimes we don’t.
I’ve chunked it down to basics. I do the best I can, if something isn’t working, I change it. I’m loving and helpful to family, neighbors, friends, and I seek balance. I believe I can do little else. Follow my principles, change what needs changing, accept what I can’t, hey, I think that is the Serenity Prayer. Maybe that’s where I’m at……….serenity.
“The ego doesn’t know that the source of all energy is within you, so it seeks it outside.
It is not the formless attention with Presence that the ego sees, but attention to some form, such as recognition, praise, admiration, or just to be noticed in some way, to have its existence acknowledged.”
“Most people are so distracted by their thoughts, so identified with the voices in their heads, they can no longer feel the aliveness within them. To be unable to feel the life that animates the physical body, the very life that you are, is the greatest deprivation that can happen to you.” Eckhart TolleNo comments
October is such a beautiful month and the birth month of one of my favorite people, Mahatma Gandhi. I’ve pasted some of his quotes below:
Man’s nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
It is the law of love that rules mankind. Had violence, i.e. hate, ruled us we should have become extinct long ago. And yet, the tragedy of it is that the so-called civilized men and nations conduct themselves as if the basis of society was violence.
Faith… must be enforced by reason… when faith becomes blind it dies.
Gandhi was once asked what he thought about western civilization. His response was: “I think it would be a good idea.”No comments
In the book Imagine, Sarah Ban Breathnack talks about Reviving Our Passion. Good stuff!
“Have you ever watched the sun rise? To do so is to bear witness to the re-creation of the world. But apart from getting a jump start on the day, early rising has another gift. It reminds you what you’re supposed to be doing during the day. Living. Loving. Learning. Leading. Letting go of everything that holds you back from returning, through your authentic gifts, ‘a portion of the world’s lost heart’, as the poet Louis Bogan so beautiful, puts it.
To sit silently in the shadows as the Earth is seduced into being, coaxed into becoming and slowly roused from her slumber by a lover – at once ancient and new – is to succumb to passion’s embrace at a safe distance. You need not turn your gaze away in fear, as you do when strangely familiar but new eyes begin to recognize your face. You need not begin reciting the mind’s pernicious litany of reason when risk invites you for a cup of coffee. All you need to do at dawn, in the dark, all you mus do , is pray. Pray that you may know once, or once again, passion before you die.”