Sunday, July 20, 2008
We're just a few days past that extraordinary full moon, and I have a new CycleCast to describe the nature of the energy blast we're getting from it. The high we get from this Cycle will last through July 28, so use the coming week to begin practicing the accentuate the positive theme that will carry us through the summer and into the fall.
We are literally changing the relationship of our human species with Gaia, the earth - and Gaia is more than the earth; she is the living eco-being made up of earth, wind, water, stars, and all creatures who live on this globe. It seems every level has been part of a community since the beginning - except for us. Humanity as a whole has held out, choosing separation under the delusion that we are somehow "special."
Except for some us, like me and you, fellow-travelers, who have long recognized - and yearned for - our connection with the whole. Now our species is waking up, and I think many of us on the path are feeling downright giddy to sense this wave of evolve-ment taking place. Finally, it's beginning.
What do the cards say? First, there's a lot going on; all of the energy levels are represented in this reading. We wind up some old cycles with a sense of fulfillment, and immediately start over again. Much of it involves circumstances beyond our control, as well as destiny. And running through it all is a thread of: What will I be when I grow up?
We're ready to put down Roots, fellow-travelers, for we realize how we've looked at Gaia herself as the Wanderer, always elusive and out of reach. The Impulse to bring forth the Enlightening truth comes like a bolt out of the blue.
Way way back, we struggled under that Cross we thought we had to carry. Magicians tried to manipulate their way to heaven. Now the Rain has come and drenched the fires of cunning, the hubris which has driven us to tear up our poor planet so we could live as we thought kings should. Grieve for the creatures who have lost their lives so we could carry our groceries home in plastic bags. Take a break, start fresh, and then pick up the Wand once more - wielding it this time with the empowered will that is aligned with the harmony of the universe.
Look ahead to be the Child playing in the Rose garden. Want perfection? Prepare the ground, plant the seed, water and feed it. That's all you have to do; the lovely Rose will bloom on its own. And hidden somewhere in this garden is the Key, the one that opens the Chest filled with treasure. We'll know the next right thing do when the time comes to do it.
Don't plant your feet, traveler; instead keep a shifting footing because the Sand is always subject to change. Run free with joy; this Fountain is bubbling over. Then use the Ice to cool down and see clearly the next step on the path. Some of us will keep on Reaching for our stars; and if you really want to take on the challenges of this time, you can grind yourself down into a fine golden Powder and re-create anew. It's all good.
Friday, July 18, 2008
This month's full moon happened officially at 1:59 am in my Mountain time zone, so the time to see - and feel it - was last night. About 9:15 pm, I saw the moon glowing through the clouds and tree branches in my back yard. Feeling pulled by the great positive energy coming from this moon, I went outside to receive, and welcome, its grace. I literally opened my arms to the moon's light, and said, "Bring it in, bring it on..." Not very elegant for a ritual, I admit, but simplicity and sincerity - they work. And since my neighbors already know I'm weird, there's nothing to worry about in that department.
After receiving a generous dose of the moon's light, and being called to return to the usual household hubbub, I went back inside. A few minutes later, the clouds closed in and it rained cats and dogs for a good while. The monsoon season is full swing in New Mexico right now, and it's been a soggy week or two.
Grace: that is the theme of this time. Despite the tremendous challenges we are facing now on our planet, universal light and grace are coming in by the bucketloads. Many spiritual teachers, visionaries, and mystics are noting this. The link below shows one wise teacher's explanation, and it rings true for me. I have been feeling it myself, and I've started preparing a new CycleCast to further understand the significance of this particular full moon energy. It will take a day or two to get it posted, so come back soon. But I'll give you a hint: We are entering the Sea of Birth, which brings forth new things. Look toward the East, where the new dawn brings opportunity.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
The fact that this series of miracles centers around my favorite, most beloved practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu makes it even better. I've promised for some time to give you, dear readers and fellow-travelers, a look into my passion for this art, but my highly-refined talent for procrastination gets in the way. Well, now's the time to start the series. Look for more posts to come; they'll be labeled Jin Shin Jyutsu miracles.
Today was a fairly ordinary Saturday: up late as usual; frantic dash to tidy up the house; off to pick up a friend and go to a meeting; then dash back home to see a new client for her first Jin Shin Jyutsu session. Then came Miracle No. 1: The referral for this dear lady who lives about a mile from me in beautiful Albuquerque came from Singapore! That, of course, is also a miracle of the Internet: my client's niece, who lives in Singapore, has been receiving Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions for herself and daughters. The niece found me through the Jin Shin Jyutsu website, told her aunt about me, and we got together. Sounds so simple, doesn't it? It's only the other side of the globe!
My client arrived with her daughter, who wanted to observe the session. Well, there's not much to see, as Jin Shin Jyutsu is a quiet art, and although I do tend to rock back and forth while giving the session, that gets old after a while. Miracle No. 2: I had just picked up a supply of the July issue of New Mexico Woman magazine, for which I've been writing a column on alternative health matters. My column this month is about ... guess what ... a simple self-help exercise from Jin shin Jyutsu that will help anyone gain an overall, harmonizing energy boost. Now the daughter had something to look at besides me rocking my way through the session, and the two were able to take magazine home to practice their own self-help. Here's the self-help: hold your fingers! One a time, comfortably wrap the thumb and fingers of one hand around the thumb, then index, then middle, ring, and little fingers of the other hand. That's all there is to it.
Then came Miracle No. 3, at the end of the session, when my client told us how good, and relaxed, she felt. Of course, it wasn't news to me - I had felt her energy shifting and responding to the work - but I am always happy and grateful when a client notices the shift right away. It is a subtle art, so sometimes it takes a while for the harmony to become noticeable. Now I am excited to be with this new person as she begins her journey to toward wholeness, and well-being.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
The theme of this CycleCast is Building Blocks and Leaves. That's why I've included this picture of the labyrinth - it has lots of green leaves, a block-shaped center stone, and the formation itself represents foundation. Yes, foundation - that's what we're moving towards in this Cycle, even though some challenges await us on the path.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
For that reason, some people would say I'm not patriotic. They might even say I "hate America" or I should "go back to Russia" or even that I "should be shot." I've heard all of this, and more, as I exercise my rights and responsibilities as a citizen. But whether I wave a flag or not, there is one thing I do regularly that makes me stand out and shine as a true patriot:
- When fireworks are going off, stay home with your critters if you can, so you can all keep each other safe and calm.
- If you can't stay, please make sure they're in a safe place where they can't get out into the wide world where no one is watching out for them.
- Play some soothing music to help calm things down.
- If you have a critter who's really, really sensitive, maybe a pet doctor can prescribe something to help calm the nerves.