TIPS FOR TODAY:
# 1 – Insights into the Libra full moon from Julia Bondi at Mooncircles.com…
Intuitive Message for the Libra Full Moon: Two Halves of a Whole
by Julia Bondi
I or We, the individual or the other, freedom or community…which direction shall we choose in our own lives, in the life of our country, in the life of our world? Are these truly in opposition to one other, mutually exclusive, one more desirable than the other? Are human beings born to pursue their self interest, to compete with one another, to succeed at another’s expense as each an island unto themselves? Or are human beings born with empathy for others, seeking to cooperate with others, succeeding best by contributing to and within groups and communities?
Aries, the sign of the Sun at this Full Moon, symbolizes the individual/the “I am”, while Libra, the Moon’s sign, represents the other/we together. As astrological archetypes Aries is the first sign, the beginning, the sign of spring when life is first appearing, seeking to live; Libra is the sign of fall, the sign of harvest when life is full and rich. Aries is immature as it seeks to know itself, while Libra is mature as it knows itself to be equal to – and complete within – partnership, relationship with others. As opposite signs Aries and Libra are mirrors of human development, of human needs, of human achievement tied together as two halves of a whole human being. They are not mutually exclusive. They are Yin and Yang, each needing the other.
As we enter another Aries spring, buoyed by transiting Uranus in Aries(an 85 year cycle), revolutions, uprisings and recalls are spreading across the world and beginning to bear fruit. Aung San Suu Kyi is free, soon to take office. Egypt has begun elections, Libya is determining its own fate, and the people of Syria and Bahrain continue to fight for their freedom. Recalls in Wisconsin will soon decide the power of the people’s movement there, and the Occupy movement has spread worldwide. In other countries there have been setbacks and failures as more autocratic governments have deposed popularly elected officials.
In the second Aries spring of this 21st century Arian revolutionary moment, the movement for human dignity is still new, immature, seeking its way. The people of the world are standing up and fearlessly demanding their Arian dignity, their individual voices; they are gathering together, working together, speaking together, working cooperatively to create a world in which Libran values of fairness can benefit the whole, the community. The cry is for dignity but also fairness and justice; for both Aries and Libra. Only in an equal world, the world of Libra, can the individual be free. Only in a world that respects individual human dignity can loving relationships survive and thrive, evoking the balance of Aries and Libra.
In the ancient wisdom teachings, the Full Moon of Aries/Libra is believed to be the Festival of the Risen Christ, the avatar of love/wisdom. It is the time to look within to examine the truth of who we are. To consider how to develop true dignity as a caring, compassionate, confident self, pursuing individual growth and destiny in cooperation with all the other human beings on this planet – who are equally valuable individuals with their own dignity and destiny. We are not here alone. We are in this world together. We are here to be both ourselves and a part of the human family, both Aries and Libra.
© 2012 Julia Bondi
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# 2- Great insight and advice from Guy Finley on letting go of suffering…
Key Lesson: Here’s the real reason why talking to yourself about what you resent in someone, or otherwise resist about some event is so exhausting: it’s very hard work to make something (so big) out of what really amounts to nothing.
STEP BACK FROM SUFFERING FEELINGS
There is a kind of “evil spell” hanging over each of us, and our world as well. In fact, part of this global spell is our denial of its existence. It is called suffering. Everyone does it — believing that their suffering somehow benefits them. That’s how the spell works. Why else would anyone punish themself with unhappy feelings unless they had been tricked into somehow perceiving self-hurt as self-help?
Truth wants you to know that it isnever in your best interest to unconsciously suffer, no matter how inwardly convincing it may feel to you that you will be betraying yourself or someone else if you don’t. The only way that any suffering feeling can prove to you that you need it is to hypnotize you with a flood of itself. Step back from yourself. Learn instead to listen to the quiet stream of higher insight that runs softly through your true nature. It sees through sorrow. Let it show you that suffering proves nothing. If you want to receive some special help for helping yourself escape yourself, always remember this key question: “If I am doing what I want to do, then how come it hurts me to do it?” The truth guarantees you will stop doing what you don’t want to do once you knowwhat you have been doing against yourself.
Here are seven powerful ways to snap the spell of suffering. As you read over each one, think about how you can use its insight the next time you are about to be washed away by any flood of painful thoughts or feelings. Welcome their higher influence into your life.
- Suffering doesn’t prove that you know what it means to care about yourself or others. What it does prove is you haven’t seen through your own ideas about caring or you wouldn’t be so careless with yourself.
- Suffering doesn’t prove that you are right. What it does prove is you don’t really know right from wrong or you wouldn’t take your position of pain as your proof of point.
- Suffering doesn’t prove that you are responsible. What it does prove is you have abandoned true self-responsibility or you wouldn’t treat yourself so badly.
- Suffering doesn’t prove that you are important. What it does prove is you would rather feel like a “someone” who is miserable than be a “no one” who is free and quietly happy.
- Suffering doesn’t prove that you are all alone in life. What it does prove is you prefer the company of unfriendly thoughts and feelings whose very nature is to isolate you from everything good.
- Suffering doesn’t prove that the world is against you. What it does prove is you have taken sides with that which is against everything — including yourself.
- Suffering doesn’t prove that someone else is wrong. What it does prove is you will go to any lengths, including self-destruction, to prove that you are right.
(This article is excerpted from The Secret of Letting Go. For a free Welcome Kit from Guy Finley and his Life of Learning Foundation go to: http://www.guyfinley.com/Welcome/36/CD1414/0)
# 3 – The Shift Network and Barbara Marx Hubbard are offering the Agents of Conscious Evolution training again…
I took this course last year and highly recommend taking it to anyone interested in assisting the planet during this time of great change and transformation. You can check one of my previous posts for more feedback on this.
# 4 – Here’s the link to a replay of the interview Adoley Odunton of Wellness Revolution did with Nadine Artemis on natural dental care…
# 5 – Natural Hypnosis is having an Easter sale from April 6th through the 12th….
There will be daily specials, package deals you can save on, and on the 11th and 12th they will be offering their Become A Millionaire series at 50% off!
# 6 – And a little Abraham “to grow on”…
“You could stand here sick with ten illnesses today, and tomorrow have no evidence of any of them. Your body has the ability to replenish itself that fast. But most of you do not have the ability to change your thoughts that fast. So the amount of time that it takes between sickness and wellness is only the amount of time that it takes for me to figure out how to let it in — for me to figure out how to feel good, when I’m looking at something that makes me feel bad.”— Abraham
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