Scorpio new moon/solar eclipse, QiGong Healingfest, Guy Finley on self-liberation, meditation event, Maru the magnificent, and Abraham. Wowie!


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Information from astrograph.com about the current new moon/solar eclipse…

THE PAIN & THE REDEMPTION OF THE SCORPIO ECLIPSE

Tuesday’s Solar Eclipse and New Moon comes at an interesting point of time, emphasizing the sign of Scorpio as well as PlutoScorpio‘s modern ruler. Also featured is Chiron, the Wounded Healer. An eclipse is in any case a more powerful than usual lunation, and coming at this time of the year, and inScorpio, reminds us of the principle of transformation and the necessity for spiritual evolution. Mercury, now retrograde and moving backward intoScorpio by late Tuesday evening, fosters a thoughtful mood in which we might be able to fruitfully reflect on our changing circumstances.

At the time of the eclipse, the Moon parallels Pluto, while Saturn is sextile, and also makes an almost perfect trine to Chiron in early PiscesUranus is semi-sextile to Chiron within a fraction of a minute of a degree while Venusto Chiron makes a perfect quincunx aspect as well. Chiron, the archetype of Wounded Healer, reveals to us the places inside where we are reactive as a result of earlier undigested trauma, and where we may yet heal. That the painful places within us are activated is, perhaps, a natural consequence of the rapidity of change that we as a society are now facing. The prominence of Chiron also suggests our collective trepidation regarding the future. As one example of the ills that beset us, the storm that recently ravaged the East Coast has forced recognition that climate change is realer than even the most pessimistic assessments, and that the time is indeed getting very short to begin to deal with it.

Our metamorphosis, both collectively and as individuals within a changing society, is far from over, as we know from the prominence of the UranusPluto square, due to last for most of the remainder of this decade. AsChiron comes so fully into our collective focus with the timing of this eclipse, we are brought once again to the realization that we must deal with our own internal wounding also if we are to forge a more viable world.

If the mass recognition of Global Warming has been delayed by a form of collective denial, then we might want to ask the question of what purpose that serves, even as we strive to move beyond it. It’s the same with our own personal wounding. If we use denial or if we medicate ourselves in some of the many ways that are available, in order to stave off difficult feelings, we might want to ask the same question, of what purpose it serves, and to have compassion for ourselves as we try to move beyond denial to acknowledgement and acceptance. Certainly there are places inside us, and events that have taken place, that were too painful to acknowledge at the time that they occurred, and might still be too painful to fully acknowledge. We can continue to duck until such time as we are ready to face up to what we must eventually begin to deal with.

The Sabian Symbol for the eclipse degree is “Duck hunters setting off” and the question is what we are hunting. We can continue to set up false goals or to attack projections of reality in attempt to deny it, or we can proceed, with ultimate courage, to go after the truth of our actual situation.

Here’s more on the new moon, excerpted from Scorpio New Moon: Time to Push! by Simone Butler at http://mooncircles.com/scorpio-new-moon-time-to-push/

“A new world is being born—within us and without. That last stage of labor makes so many women want to get up and leave. Just before it’s time to push. And the baby is almost out. It’s almost time to push, everyone.” –Dr. Christiane Northrup

Although many astrologers felt that Obama would be re-elected, based on his transits, last night’s quick outcome came as a shock. Who could have imagined that things would go so smoothly on the day that Mercury turned retrograde? But in this case, Trickster Mercury—along with a lot of dedicated voters—returned our president to us, giving him four more years to finish what he started.

This may be terrible news to some, but the real tragedy is the recent devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. On October 29, a powerhouse Scorpio/Taurus Full Moon on the financial axis of New York City’s natal chart (January 1, 1898, 12:01 am) coincided with the massive hurricane, bringing loss and destruction to that city, as well as other parts of the East Coast and the Caribbean. And, the upcoming total solar eclipse on NYC’s second house Chiron reflects both the wounding and healing process that’s occurring, especially of a financial nature.

The November 13 New Moon solar eclipse (2:08 p.m. PST) is the first in a series with the Nodes transiting Taurus and Scorpio. Echoing the October 29 Full Moon, this eclipse brings new urgency to examining our deepest values and needs. Over the next two years, as eclipses continue to hit the Taurus/Scorpio axis, the call to transform existing financial systems will grow ever stronger world-wide—but especially on Wall Street.

Although the eclipse will only be visible in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, we’re all going to feel its transformative effects. Because the eclipse falls during Mercury retrograde (November 6 – 26), it gives us a chance to reflect on the past and retrieve what’s most valuable. We may need to experience grief and loss in order to let go of what no longer serves. But Scorpio rules birth as well as death. As Dr. Christiane Northrup reminds us in the quote above, we’re collectively birthing a new world. And, we mustn’t give up before the final push!

The following is an excerpt from an article by Colin Bondi at http://mooncircles.com/scorpio-new-moon-call-of-the-dark-goddess/

The New Moon is not a time of illumination, which is still to come. Rather it is a time of going deep within perhaps deeper than we are comfortable going. It’s a time of embracing the darkness within and surrendering to it. In that surrender comes the gift of limitless potential because the darkness of the New Moon represents the limitless potential of the unknown where all things are possible. Here there is limitless power, limitless abundance and limitless love, in other words life.

This New Moon occurs in a period of some intense aspects and energy. Saturn recently entered Scorpio and we have a Solar Eclipse on this New Moon. The Sun/Moon conjunction is also conjunct the North Node in Scorpio. The North Node points in the direction of our evolutionary growth so this is a good time on our inward journey to review our direction and anything that impedes it. The Dark Goddess calls us to do a deep cleaning of our psyches. As 2012 draws to a close and the vibration of the collective field continues to increase we are under more and more pressure to clear away the old patterns which no longer serve us. Our resistance to facing these old patterns creates the painful situations many of us are dealing with at this time.

(Interesting to note, at least for me :-), that the new moon/solar eclipse is happening between 21 and 22 degrees Scorpio, where both my sun and ascendant are, and a day before my birthday. Should make for a powerful solar return!)

Want more on the current cosmic happenings?

http://dragonsmeet.me/2012/11/06/darknew-moon-and-solar-eclipse-1314-november-2012/#comment-48

# 2 – Insightful, inspiring stimulation from Guy Finley that seems to tie in nicely with this powerful solar eclipse period (love the key lesson–would make a great bumper sticker :-)…

Key Lesson: It’s always the right time to discover something new and true about your own nature, even if, in that moment, what you’ve uncovered seems altogether wrong.

Welcome the Light That Liberates You

There is no brighter gift, no greater potential given to we human beings, than the presence of a timeless Light within us whose power makes all things possible. Its celestial character knows we have not been created to live as the captive of any fearful condition, let alone those we unconsciously create for ourselves.

This ever quiet, always present Light goes before us at all times, as does the illumination of a lamp move ahead of the one who walks by the safety of its beams. This little metaphor helps explain many things. For instance, one wonders: if this Light is already within us — a timeless power whose presence makes things right — then why do we run into as many problems as we do? With such a source of courage at the very center of us, why do our fears outpace our ability to put them behind us? As we are about to see, the answer to both these questions is amazingly simple.

What good is the light of any lamp in the dark if we forget to take that lamp with us out into the night? In other words, what good is this fearless nature of ours if we can’t remember that to walk through life without our Light means we are likely to stumble and “fall into a pit”? As we uncover the cause of why we forget our True Self, we also recover its native fearlessness… all in one clean action. Soon comes a whole new way to live, laugh, and love.

A big part of learning to welcome this Light that liberates us from our fears requires that we do the interior work of seeing where we have been living from false conclusions: mistaken ideas about life and ourselves that we took as being real but that are not. It isn’t until we see the truth of our actual condition that we finally stop participating in our own punishment. The world becomes a better place for us, because we stop wasting everything in it in order to free ourselves from things that are illusions in the first place.

This celestial part of our individual consciousness lives in everyone, and even though we humans number in the billions, our conscience is one. By its light we are empowered to see things as they are; through its encompassing intelligence we understand, at once, the beautiful wholeness of things and their many separate relationships. And as the light of this new awareness dawns within us, we become the very things we have sought for, and fought for all of our lives: compassion, wisdom, kindness, courage, and love.

Our spiritual task, assuming we are stirred to seek this truth of ourselves, is to awaken ourselves to this Light that first invites us, and then unites us with its uncompromised life. Our receptivity to its abiding presence is our connectivity to its fearlessness, and accordingly we are empowered to possess ourselves; for as we enter into its life we not only see what is right, bright, and timeless, but also come to realize these beautiful qualities as being one and the same as our True Self.

(This article is excerpted from The Essential Laws of Fearless Living. For a free Welcome Kit from Guy Finley’s Life of Learning Foundation, go to: http://www.guyfinley.com/Welcome/36/CD1414/0)

# 3 – Here’s a message from EnlightenNext about a free day-long virtual event on meditation…

Right now, we are in the middle of a global celebration of spirit leading up to the 4th Annual EnlightenNext Meditation Marathon. During this special time, we host events focused on meditation, and I am delighted to invite you to Meditation: the Ultimate Spiritual Practice for Women, a daylong virtual seminar for women (at no cost) on Saturday November 17 from 11am-4pm ET.

Join EnlightenNext Senior Teachers Dr. Elizabeth Debold and Mary Adams for this unique one-day virtual seminar dedicated to discovering the source of true inner freedom through meditation. This practical workshop will teach you how to meditate and why meditation gives access to a confidence and clarity that empowers us to align our choices with our highest aspirations.

>> Register for Meditation: the Ultimate Spiritual Practice for Women

# 4 – Want to increase your smile quotient for the day? A cute video about a Scottish Fold cat named Maru that apparently speaks both Chinese and English :-)…

http://bestcatsvideos.com/maru-again/

# 5 – Don’t forget that Learning Strategies is bringing back their Spring Forest Healingfest, with Master Chunyi Lin, where you can learn qigong for free….

They hosted this series earlier in the year and it was such a big success they are offering it again. The class just started so sign up now before you miss any of the training videos.

# 6 – And a little Abraham to end on…

“The Universe knows all things and is responding to the vibration that you are sending. When you are sending your vibration on purpose, you are orchestrating what the Universe is aligning for you.”— Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!

20 Free gifts, Abundant Results Workshop, Andrew Cohen on enlightenment, coconut oil wins again, Guy Finley, and Heart Fire Gateways


PICK OF THE DAY:

Wow, check this out! MindPowerMP3s is offering 20 free gifts, including e-books, meditation MP3s, music and more!

TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Natalie Ledwell is giving away seats to her upcoming  Abundant Results Live Training Workshop where in 60  minutes she’ll teach you how to obtain greater health, wealth, love and freedom…

A highly sought-after speaker, best-selling author and host of the popular online TV show, The Inspiration Show, Natalie has already touched over a million lives worldwide. In her video, she also provides 2 tips to achieve  a higher abundance vibration so you can start having more of what you want in your life.

If you could use a little, or A LOT, more happiness, wealth  and love in your life, check out this free event!

# 2 – Andrew Cohen on evolutionary enlightenment…

Put Yourself in God’s Position

The whole idea behind Evolutionary Enlightenment is to become a liberated human being who is a real player in the life process. Because it is only in and through individuals who are real players—who have awakened to what an extraordinary privilege it is to be one of the luckiest people to have ever been born—that God, or the energy and intelligence that initiated the creative process, can actually do anything. If you put yourself in God’s position, you will see that you wouldn’t be able to create the future in and through a selfish, self-centered person who deeply experiences incarnation as a burden. There simply wouldn’t be any room for you in such an individual’s heart, mind, and soul. This is why our enlightenment—our development beyond ego—has become nothing less than an evolutionary imperative.—Andrew Cohen

# 3 – Another article where coconut oil comes out on top, this time for helping you absorb nutrients…

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/08/20/coconut-oil-and-saturated-fats.aspx?e_cid=20120820_DNL_artNew_

And using coconut oil for dental health…

http://www.naturalhealth365.com/food/tooth-decay.html#comment-5910

(For more on the uses and benefits of coconut oil, check out my website page on the topic, and iHerb.com, my current favorite place for getting my current favorite coconut oil (Artisana…it’s raw, organic, extra virgin) at a discount. If you are a new customer and use code CJG192 and order $40 or more, you’ll get $10 off AND free shipping, plus a pick from their free samples and trial offers. How does it get any better than that?!)

# 4 – An article from Guy Finley that fits in perfectly with the fall season here in the US…

OPEN THE DOOR AND LET FORGIVENESS FIND YOU

Key Lesson: The missing spiritual key — needed to forgive those who have hurt us — is found in our own awakening wish to be forgiven for having been deceived, and then seduced into believing there could ever be a valid reason for hating anyone.

The fall season, so full of autumn colors, tells the passage of one order of life surrendering itself so that another may take its place. This makes it a natural time for us to let go of any old resentment — to forgive those who may have hurt us — so that our heart, willingly emptied of the pain of the past has room within it for the arrival of a new order of joy and trust.

Learning to let go in this way honors life, because it is true to what Life needs in order to succeed within us and through us.

Fall is nature’s preparation for regeneration, and we too should use this time to release anything left hanging over — from the heartache of an unresolved relationship, to that argument with someone that still stings us each time we relive it. That past pain should be deliberately dropped now, shed like dried-out leaves to blow away in the winds of time.

The vital forces that oversee and enforce life’s ceaseless expansion and contraction, that ensure its fullness becomes emptiness in order to fill it again… they have no conflict with one other. Far from it: they complement each other by secretly serving to complete one another. And this knowledge can be our power because — with such wisdom in hand — we can let go knowing that whatever we will release will be returned to us in a whole new form.

(Excerpted from 365 Days to Let Go. For a free Welcome Kit from Guy Finley’s Life of Learning Foundation, go to: http://www.guyfinley.com/Welcome/36/CD1414/0)

# 5 – And I love this image and text that was part of this week’s Heart Fire Gateways series of 42 e-mails…

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff, including information about Primal Stress!

New moon in Virgo, get to know Panache, Chellie on astrology, The Edge and more!


PICK OF THE DAY:

If you aren’t familiar with Panache Desai, then, at least in my humble opinion :-), you’re missing out. He just revamped his website, so now’s the perfect time to see what all the hub-bub is about. I recommend scrolling down the right-hand side of the home page (www.panachedesai.com) and checking out the 5 min. Heart of Possibility video with Panache and Michael Bernard Beckwith and the simple 10 min free, downloadable Infinite Love & Abundance meditation (wonderful energy and music), just a little further down the page.

Also, Panache is going to be offering a 3-part series on the current season of the phenomenal series Healing With the Masters, which I featured recently as a “pick.” The series just started and you can still catch a couple of the beginning replays. I listened to Guy Finley yesterday and thought it was wonderful. Guy’s a no-holds-barred, tell-it-like-it-is, on-point kind of guy (no pun intended!), who’s precision of words and spiritual insights are pure gold. And I always love the way he and host Jennifer McLean interact. Sign up now and be able to listen to the replay before it expires.

(For a free Welcome Kit from Guy Finley’s Life of Learning Foundation go to: http://www.guyfinley.com/Welcome/36/CD1414/0)

 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Want to be in the know about what’s happening in the evolution movement?

The group Evolutionary Leaders offers The Edge, an on-line newsletter with all sorts of informative and stimulating articles, resources and more. You can sign up to receive it here: http://www.evolutionaryleaders.net/newsletter

# 2 – For all you animal lovers out there, a sad story with a happy ending that shows what a difference just a few caring individuals can make…

http://www.care2.com/causes/chica-the-duct-taped-doberman-becomes-worlds-happiest-dog.html

# 3 – Here’s a great take on astrology excerpted from a blog post by Chellie Campbell of The Wealthy Spirit

“About astrology and palmistry: They are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm.”Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Astrology has been practiced since ancient days. I believe there is something to it, and I check in with my astrologer about important things. I read the daily horoscope in the newspaper, too, although they are careful to state that it is to be read for “entertainment.” That seems fair, since it would be hard for one little three-sentence overview for the day to be spot-on for everyone in a particular sign. It’s just the sun sign; it doesn’t take into account your rising sign, moon sign, or any other sign that might mitigate the prediction for your day.

But you can get some great affirmations for the day from the astrology section of the newspaper. Read the one for your sun sign—if you like it, you can decide that it is a true prediction for your day today. If you don’t like it, decide that there was a mistake made, or your rising sign makes a different prediction more appropriate for you that day…you get the idea. Then read all the horoscopes for each sign and choose the one you like best as your forecast for the day.

I’ve saved a few that make me feel good when I read them. I pick one out now and again to be my positive astrology affirmation for the day. Then I rewrite them as positive affirmations to add to my list. Here are some examples of affirmations I created in the style of Sydney Omarr, whose horoscopes are published in the LA Times:

1. “You are on the precipice of universal acclaim. Fame and fortune are coming your way today. Be yourself and you win.”

2. “This could be your power-play day. Concentrate on putting forth your best effort. Great success is just around the corner.”

3. “Today is your kind of day! What appeared to be out of reach will be yours. Emphasis on love, friendship and partnerships.”

4. “Good things in store—financial picture brightens. Astrological cycle highlights production, intensity, reward.”

5. “Time to celebrate! Hopes, wishes, desire fulfilled in fantastic manner. Many are talking positively about your talent, personality, and luck. You’ll receive rewards.”

The guiding principle is—if it makes you feel happier, believe it. If it makes you feel worse, don’t believe it.

Today’s Affirmation: “Today is my kind of day! Great success here to stay!”

# 4 – And speaking of astrology, here’s an insightful article about the Virgo new moon and Uranus-Pluto configuration…

Virgo New Moon: Harvest Bounty by  · September 12, 2012

My vegetable garden yielded some delicious squash, peppers, tomatoes and herbs, thrilling my novice gardener’s soul. Still, despite regular watering and fertilizing, many things I planted in the spring never made it to fruition. Each morning I rip something out of the earth, bidding farewell to the withered cornstalk, or the brown raspberry bush for which I had high hopes. Such is the nature of gardens—and life.

In the Northern Hemisphere, September is harvest time. We give thanks for the bounty we’ve received and release what has failed to produce. Yet unless we’re planting a winter garden (an undertaking which seems beyond me right now), the soil we most need to cultivate during Mercury-ruled Virgo is in our minds. It is there we must clear space, root out what’s dead, and prepare the ground for future planting.

The September 15 Virgo New Moon (7:11 p.m. PDT) brings this sorting-and-clearing process to a head. Mercury, the planet which rules Virgo, conjoins the Sun and Moon at the lunation. This hyper-mental energy requires placing our thoughts in service of our goals, not our worries (Virgo’s dark side). There may be a strong desire to control the uncontrollable this month. Better to take charge of our thought processes—one of the few things we can control—and practice faith and relaxation as we surrender outcomes to a Higher Power.

On September 19, Uranus and Pluto will form the second of seven exact squares, catalyzing sudden changes, whipping up emotions and offering the potential for liberation. This square occurs just after Pluto stations (on September 17), turning forward after five months of retrograde motion. Pluto’s direct turn adds volatility to the mid-September time frame, as whatever has been held inside seeks an outlet. Because this is the opening square to the revolutionary Uranus-Pluto conjunction of the mid-to-late Sixties, reforms that were seeded at that time will become more urgent, and hopefully more firmly rooted, over the next few years.

This New Moon broadcasts a call from your deeper self to improve your health and work habits, and calls for a close examination of the soil that sustains you. Could your garden use some fertilizing, weeding, or breaking up of tough dirt clods? Most of us are like novice gardeners—scattering seeds, trying different things, not sure what will yield results. It’s time to acknowledge that despite some failures, you’ve also experienced successes, whether great or small, since the spring. Write down these successes and celebrate them. Virgo likes making lists and tallying progress; it also supports regular practice—the dedication which slowly moves us in a new direction. Whether it’s a daily walk, a morning blessing before heading off to work, clearing clutter one drawer at a time, sending out resumes to find a more fulfilling job, or volunteering for a cause you believe in, small acts will yield big shifts over time.

If your planets are being activated by Uranus and Pluto, you may be in for some bigger changes that will revolutionize your life. Email me for a short Snapshot reading ($35) to find out how the current energies are affecting your chart. And, at this New Moon, be sure to clean, clear and activate your Health gua at the center of your home. For inspiration, check out my latest mini-video featuring Cassie and Ben, who used my suggestions to revitalize their health and work. Finally, here’s a Virgo ritual from my book, Astro Feng Shui: Making Magic in Your Home and Life, to help ground and relax you during this high-energy time.

© 2012 Simone Butler

# 5 – More on the powerful new moon from astrograph.com

Saturday’s New Moon is another in the long series of intense lunations that we have been experiencing lately. This time is especially so considering thatUranus and Pluto are making an exact hit of their long-running square only a few days later, on the night of the18th – at around midnight PDT, later of course to the East. Saturday’s lunation prefigures this later time, so that this weekend and all next week will be powerful. Pluto is also in the midst of making his September 17th station to direct motion, and is therefore far more poignantly configured, while the New Moon makes a strong declinational set of aspects to his partner in crime, Uranus.

We are all – still – really in for it, as the evolutionary pressure mounts yet again. We are likely to see surprising events, and transformational themes, continue to unfold as this climactic month begins to wind down and we turn our collective gaze toward the fall season.

Venus in the sky closely matches Pluto at this time, being just past her opposition to the Lord of the Underworld, planet of dark motivation and deep desire. Venus is also coming up on a square with Mars in Scorpio. These partner planets are therefore powerfully placed, and potently aspected, meaning that relationship issues of all kinds will be coming to a head with this weekend’s star patterns, as indeed they have been in the week leading up to Saturday. We do well to closely examine our motivations at this time, and to do our best to “take back the projection” of our own inner conflicts as they appear before us reflected in the behavior of others.

It is useful to remember as a wise psychologist once said, that you are never angry for the reason that you think you are. Our thoughts in general are suspicious characters that might or might not have an accurate grasp on reality; or at least not on one’s partner’s reality. Jupiter is powerfully constellated now, in aspect to several planets. Mars in particular is so strong at the moment that we might catch ourselves flying off the handle with no real reason; or at least not a reason that we can discern without taking a time-out for more careful study.

There is also a tendency at this time to over-do. Optimism flourishes. But this can be a benefit as well; since it is only by attempting to wildly reach for it that anything major gets accomplished. You just need to be careful about choosing your direction before launch. Make double-sure that you are heading along a constructive path, then throw caution to the winds and go ahead.

# 6 – And to tie in with today’s “pick,” here’s a quote from Panache to end on…

“I Hate Myself | I’m Not Good Enough |I’m Unloveable – Those are the three foundational conversations you’re having on an unconscious level throughout every moment of your life.

The key to changing the world, to changing your life, and to empowering those around you is authenticity – the willingness to be yourself – the willingness to be vulnerable – the willingness to feel – the willingness to live. I’m simply reminding you of who you truly are, supporting you into self-love and acceptance by eradicating the judgement that you’ve imposed on yourself and society has opposed on you.”~ Panache Desai

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff, including information about Primal Stress!

Astrological update, Calling In “The One,” Andrew Cohen on meditation, Meditationfest starts, unleash your creativity and Abraham!


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – On Thursday 9/13 at 5pm PDT, Katherine Woodward Thomas and Claire Zammit of Evolving Wisdom….

will be hosting a free presentation titled Calling In “The One” to help you release hidden blocks you may have to experiencing the love and relationship(s) you desire.

http://evolvingwisdom.com/callingintheone/free-online-class/

#2 – Here’s an astrological update for the week from Chris Flisher at chrisflisher.com…

Week of September 10th, 2012

 We should continue to be deeply rooted in all Virgo-related themes this week. Orderliness, details, health, and research are all active themes. Mercury and the Moon also linger in Virgo so the Sun has good company. The global tone is that of service to others. Charitable causes may enter the spotlight and be used for political barter. We do have to ask though if the alignment with a charitable or compassionate cause isn’t self-serving in the end? Is there a suppressed reason? Perhaps the rationale is not so altruistic after all. This is the shadow work of Mars sneaking through its ruler, Scorpio. What is the motive of the leaders? Rhetoric can be an easy and empty distraction. Find the motives and you’ll find the truth.

How does this work for you?……see video  for extended forecast for the planet.

# 3 – Don’t forget Meditationfest starts today…

with Rebalancer and Abundance meditations. The series will feature guests such as Paul Scheele, Master Chunyi Lin and Swami Veda Bharati and will help you rediscover the original nature of your mind and body, create your moment-to-moment reality, and experience greater success and balance. And it’s FREE! You can sign up here.

And tomorrow Healing With the Masters starts season 10 with…

guests Panache Desai, Neale Donald Walsch, Rikka Zimmerman, Guy Finley, Drunvalo and other greats in the field of conscious evolution, spirituality, alternative health and personal development.

# 4 – Angela Stacker James is offering a free class in unleashing your creativity…

http://www.poeticpeacock.com/freeteleclass.html

# 5 – Andrew Cohen on meditation, freedom and letting go of expectations….

“In the way that I teach meditation, the idea is to simply to assume a position of freedom from the very beginning. You’re not trying to create any particular experience. Experiences may come and go, but you are not seeking for experiences. You are just assuming the position of unconditional freedom, without any expectations . You are not trying to make anything happen because you have realized that you are already free. Think about it: If there are no expectations, what else could you be but free? But if there are expectations, gross or subtle, you will be unable to let go. Consciously or unconsciously, you will be convinced that something is missing and that something more needs to happen. If you truly have no expectations, you can let go completely, and then you will always find that you are free right now.”–Andrew Cohen

# 6 – And Abraham on happiness…

“Your happiness is the most significant contribution that you could make. In your reaching for happiness, you are opening a vortex which makes you an avenue for the Well-being to flow through you. And anything that is your object of attention under those conditions, benefits by the infusion of your Well-being.”— Abraham

 

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff, including information about Primal Stress!

Passionate Life Summit, Gangaji on Living Enlightenment, Guy Finley and more!


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Here’s a tip that is time-sensitive, so if you’re interested be sure to act quickly….

Janet Bray Attwood, best-selling author of The Passion Test, is holding a free tele-seminar on Aug. 30th titled Passionate Life – Awakening the Healer Within. It will include some of the leading healers of our time and will serve as an introduction to an event she is hosting in San Diego in Sept. (go here for more details on that).

# 2 – Experience Gangaji on Thursday, September 6th at noon PDT, 3:00 pm EDT, for LIVING Enlightenment: The Keys to Discovering Lasting Fulfillment in Daily Life.”

During this virtual satsang you will:

* Recognize and unravel your limiting definitions of what life should look like
* Discover the capacity of your heart to embrace life’s high peeks and its valleys
* Redefine and expand your concept of “enlightenment”
* Connect to your most primal, ever-present innocence of being

According to Gangaji, it’s possible to break free from the idealizations distracting you from the radical fulfillment living within you, just waiting to be expressed. And when you anchor into the essence of who you are, a meaningful, loving, responsible, and fulfilled life becomes immediately available to you.

To sign up for the call, go here.

# 3 – Lots of information and uses for that all purpose wonder vinegar…

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/08/20/vinegar-as-non-toxic-cleaner.aspx?e_cid=20120820_DNL_artNew_1

Want more? Go to my web page on ACV (apple cider vinegar).

# 4 – A short film from Soul Biographies about the importance of  maintaining a state of play in education and in life…

http://soulbiographies.com/play/

# 5 – A great article from Guy Finley about dispelling darkness…

Key Lesson: Who you really are can’t be threatened by some seemingly dark moment in life any more than the sun trembles because a cold wind is blowing somewhere on earth.

Release Yourself From Dark Inner States

Dark inner states win their victory over us because we believe in them. More to the point, we believe in the illusions they create within us without seeing that these same mistaken beliefs then shape the structure of our reality.

No one is saying that our various dark inner states aren’t real, and those who claim otherwise deceive themselves and whomever they try to guide. Such darkness is a reality, including the shadowy creatures dwelling within it. But the key to understand here is that this reality called darkness is itself but an effect of a far and away Greater Reality: the Light.

Darkness, in whatever form we experience it — from a simple black, starless night, to a depressed thought or feeling — only exists in the absence of light. And the more clearly we can see the truth of this principle, regardless of the world in which it’s expressed, the greater our potential to realize its power.

The true solution for bringing an end to unconscious suffering now rests in our hands. The power needed to release ourselves from our unhappy moments is in the light of our new understanding as to how dark states keep us in the dark. In other words, to know the truth of them is our triumph over them. Now we must take these truths into action.

In summary, you’ll find below a short list of seven special lights. Learning to call upon the new understanding they contain and reveal is all the help you need to dismiss any dark inner states:

No negative state has the right to reside within you, and can only dwell therein if it tricks you into lending it a dark room in which to stay.

The Light is all the might you need to successfully turn away any dark inner visitor.

Your true wish to understand a negative state initiates the entrance of that specialized Light you need to make this same wish come true.

We suffer what we do, as we do, only through our unconscious consent, so the first step in freeing ourselves from unseen sorrow is to deliberately bring ourselves into conscious awareness of its dark presence within us.

Never accept the presence of any suffering state for the reasons it provides.

It is possible to understand any negative state out of existence!

Your created nature is a blend of shadows and the light that creates them, but your True Nature, your original essence, is a Light that has no shadows.

(For a free Welcome Kit from Guy Finley’s Life of Learning Foundation, go to: http://www.guyfinley.com/Welcome/36/CD1414/0)

# 6 – And I love that last point by Guy, so I decided to use it as today’s quote. After all, we can’t be reminded of our True Nature too often…

“Your created nature is a blend of shadows and the light that creates them, but your True Nature, your original essence, is a Light that has no shadows.”–Guy Finley

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff, including information about Primal Stress!

Free distance healing session, key to self-change, living in the “green zone,” the Art of Stillness, and more


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – QiGong master Michael Mohoric is doing another no cost distant energy healing…

It’s for everyone who wants to join and all their friends, families and anyone else who reads this. The main healing session is SUNDAY AUGUST 12, 2012 from 5-6pm Pacific Daylight Time, (6-7pm MDT), (7-8 CDT), (8-9pm EDT-same as New York).

You can join this free distant energy healing session by using your intention to be included. If you wish to join, just close your eyes for a minute when you read this and mentally say that you intend to join the session and want to be included. That is all you have to do to connect with the energy and healing energy can begin to flow to you once you do this. There will be unscheduled daily energy adjustments leading up to the main session on AUGUST 12.
For those who want to know more, go to: http://www.QigongEnergyHealing.com.
# 2 – Here’s a message from Morgan Dix of EnlightenNext that may be of interest to some of you. If you would like to receive the e-mail series, you will need to get on their mailing list…

Today I am writing to let you know about an exciting new bonus email series that we’ll be sharing with you  over the coming months called Contemplations on The Art & Science of Stillness.

Over the next six months, in the lead up to EnlightenNext’s 4th Annual Meditation Marathon on December 8th and 9th, I will be sending you contemplations on meditation twice a month featuring an audio, video, article, or quote from Andrew Cohen.

Contemplations on The Art & Science of Stillness is designed to do two things. First, this rich and compelling content will help you deepen your own practice of and appreciation for meditation; and second, you’ll stay connected to all of the events, activities, and opportunities to engage that are part of the lead up to the Meditation Marathon.

# 3 – This article, excerpted from Guy Finley’s The Secret of Letting Go, provides insight into the process of self-change…

Key Lesson: The more you talk about yourself, the less people want to hear.

KEY TO SELF-CHANGE

Self-observation is the key to a higher order of awareness; it is how we learn to become inwardly vigilant to our own thoughts and feelings, even as they pass through us.

To observe yourself means that you can’t be self-absorbed. Higher awareness through self-observation increases your field of choices, because this elevated inner position places you high above the game and lets you see all of the players. On the other hand, self-absorption is like being on the field. Not only can you not see all of the players, but those that you can see are more often than not slamming into you, turning you around and around until you don’t know which way to run. That’s the whole point: stop running and bumping, and start seeing.

There is no greater power for self-change than self-observation because this new inner vision alone can provide you with true self-knowledge. Being self-liberated is the same as living fully from your higher nature. In this lofty state, you enjoy the freedom that comes with having let go of your false self. This higher nature rests above you. Join it. Let it guide you all the way back to your true home within yourself.

(For a free Welcome Kit from Guy Finley and his Life of Learning Foundation go to: http://www.guyfinley.com/Welcome/36/CD1414/0)

# 4 – Arjuna Ardagh is offering a free presentation on living in the “green zone” on Aug 9th…

To find out more about the “green zone” and to sign up for the free call, go to:

http://arjunaardagh.com/green-zone/

# 5 – And to end on, a quote from Andrew Cohen that talks about the evolutionary process. How appropriate for this blog site!

“In an evolutionary context, development has no end. That means we can always develop more, further, higher, and deeper. In Traditional Enlightenment, it’s possible to become “fully enlightened.” In Buddhism, they call it “cessation” or “the end of becoming.” In Evolutionary Enlightenment there is no final resting point—it is about infinite becoming for eternity.”–Andrew Cohen

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff, including information about the free Future of Health Now series with 20 experts, including Dr. Daniel Amen, Rollin McCraty and Daphne Oz !

Astrological update, radiation in tuna, free QiGong healing, wealth creation, and more


PICK FOR TODAY:

Healing With the Masters is offering a second free replay period of some of their most popular and life-changing presentations, plus some extra added Q & A sessions. Even if you are able to only catch a few of the interviews being brought back, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND (get the point?!) that you take advantage of this opportunity (actually I recommend that you buy the whole series, but hey). The guest speakers I’ve caught have been amazing.

TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – QiGong Master and distance healer Michael Mohoric is offering another free distance session…

This no cost distant energy healing is for everyone who wants to join and all their friends, families and anyone else who reads this. The main healing session is on SATURDAY JUNE 16, 2012 from 6-7pm Pacific Daylight Time or same as Los Angeles, (7-8pm MDT), (8-9 CDT), (9-10pm EDT-same as New York).

You can join this session by using your intention to be included. If you wish to join, just close your eyes for a minute when you read this and mentally say that you intend to join the session and want to be included. That is all you have to do to connect with the energy; energy can begin to flow to you once you do this. There will be unscheduled daily energy adjustments leading up to the main session. You can receive a lot of healing energy before the main session on JUNE 16.
This is not a telephone or Internet session.  To receive the energy you just sit or lie down and relax on SATURDAY JUNE 16 during the time period for your area and receive the energy. Even if you have to be active during the session you can still receive results.
# 2 – An update on the presence of larger amounts of radiation in the food chain…
FYI, there are a number of products that help protect the body naturally from radiation and other non-beneficial energies. Emerald Essentials has a supplement called Emerald Sea that I recommend and use myself, not just for “protection,” but because of the many health benefits it offers. And Vibes Up, which I mentioned in my 3/17/12 post, carries lots of ingenious products that help off-set EMFs and radiation, while also bringing in Earth energy and other beneficial frequencies ffor balancing and enlivening your body, food, water and environment.

# 3 – A quick astrological update from Chris Flisher…

Week of June 11th

The chatter will increase in volume and the action may literally be taken to the streets as major foundational and once-secure institutions become frail under the enormous pressure to change and adapt. The high yellow Sun will be in a tight angle to Mars, the fiery planet of aggression. The winds of change blow mighty across this time as the populous begins to flex and demand. The roof is leaking and must be repaired so expect to see and hear a lot of strong talk about social change and equality. The conversations may escalate into what may be some of the most dramatic exchanges in the recent history of the world. Nothing worth having comes too easily.

And a longer update from Astrograph.com…

The Last Quarter Moon that comes along early on Monday, June 11th, is a potent one, and brings several strands of meaning together as we contemplate our current state of personal evolution. Any Quarter Moon is characterized by an increase in tension, and now it is the tension implicit in sudden new realizations. Traditionally this phase is a time of reevaluation as we look back over the preceding three weeks of the cycle. We are a bit older and a bit wiser, and we might begin to see things differently, having gone through the challenges and changes of this lunation cycle, that featured Pluto as a strong component of the original end-of-May New Moon eclipse configuration. This tendency to look back in the light of recent understanding is heightened in this instance by the retrograde of Venus during this same period, planet of values and art as well as of relationship, all up for reassessment. This has indeed been a time when we both value our interpersonal connections more highly and also take a good long look under the covers of all our motivations, including the way that we conduct ourselves in relationships.

Venus is at an interesting point now in her cycle with the Sun, about to make her Helical Rise. On Tuesday, June 12th, she re-appears as the Morning Star after spending ten to twelve days “in the underworld” between visible earthly assignments. This moment begins a new 584-day Synodic Cycle with the Sun, which culminates a little over a year and a half from now, in a different sign. Venus is coming off of a Scorpio phase and entering into aGemini phase, the sign of her first rise ahead of the Sun on Tuesday. A few days later she can be seen before sunrise accompanied by the waning crescent Moon, which the Mayans felt was her vehicle. In Gemini she brings consciousness, curiosity and intellection to our ongoing study of ourselves as relating souls. The poet William Blake remarked on how fundamental was the act of connection between humans when he stated: “The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.”

Since Venus is also inconjunct Pluto as she begins her new cycle, we have a touch of the Scorpio period still remaining and with it a touch of the power complex emerging or perhaps the issue of sexuality raising its head. And this potential for difficult realizations is another theme that finds it way into the mix of energies surrounding us now, as we enter the final stages of this first exact hit of the UranusPluto square that may be considered the hallmark of our troubled decade. There will be a total of seven more hits still to come, over the next several years, with an aftermath that will last into 2020, but in many ways this first cut is the deepest. After this year we might almost get used to the idea of radical transformation as a fundamental part of our lives. And during this fragile and powerful time of dark beauty we win when we reconnect with ourselves at deep levels and give our little selves the benefit of the doubt. Self-acceptance goes a long way toward compassion for friends and partners, which in turn goes a huge distance toward the ultimate healing that we collectively seek.

# 4 – Don’t forget to check out the I AM groups New Awakenings free series, with presenters such as Guy Finley, Rikka Zimmerman, Dr. Brad Nelson, and many more; and Margaret Lynch of 7 Levels of Wealth just released another video in her free mini-training series.

# 5- And some Abraham for stimulation and inspiration…

“A belief is nothing more than a chronic pattern of thought, and you have the ability—if you try even a little bit—to begin a new pattern, to tell a new story, to achieve a different vibration, to change your point of attraction. The Law of Attraction is responding to your vibration, and you can easily change your vibrational point of attraction by visualizing the lifestyle you desire and holding your attention upon those images until you begin to feel relief, which will indicate that a true vibrational shift has occurred.”— Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!

True self-liberation, Oracle Wisdom, the money situation made simple, acrylamide, Abraham and more!



TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – This was forwarded to me by a friend. Boy, leave it to a 12-year-old. As they say, “out of the mouth of babes.”

Monetary reform–the contention that governments, not banks, should create and lend a nation’s money–has rarely even made the news, so this is a first. Either the times they are a’changin,’ or Victoria Grant managed to frame the
message in a way that was so simple and clear that even a child could understand it…

# 2 – An inisghtful post by Paul Dalton at Life Happens about inspiration and resistence…
# 3 – Looking for support and stimulation along your evolutionary journey? Here’s a new blog I came across you should check out…
# 4 – A heart-warmer for all you animal lovers out there…
# 5 – I had heard about acrylamide before, but mainly in connection with when you toast breads, pizza crusts, etc. or fry things that form a crispy crust…
This article really expanded my understanding of the phenomenon. FYI, it doesn’t mention it, but I’ve read eating some kind of green superfood, such as chlorella, at the same time you’re eating some acrylamide containing food helps off-set any ill effects. :-)

# 6 – Guy Finley on the source of true self-liberation…

Key Lesson: Disagree with the opinion of what others would have you believe is true, and they will secretly resent you; but quietly refuse to argue about anythingwith these same people, and they will openly cry out that you have abandoned them.

THE SOURCE OF TRUE SELF-LIBERATION

We have a definite conditioned dependency to think of things as worthwhile only if someone else recognizes their value. This painful kind of thinking not only leaves us trying to please others, but it also discourages us from embarking upon the exciting journey of self-investigation.

In our appearance-oriented thinking, we wrongly believe that unless someone else can see our inner efforts or in some way approve our self-discoveries, our work has been in vain. Nothing could be further from the truth. Inner work rewards the inner you, your True Self. Ever-present but as yet unrealized, your True Self is pleasing to itself and so needs nothing outside of its own elevated state in order to feel successful. This exalted inner condition, which is the source of true self-liberation, already lives within you. It is not something that you need to add to yourself, since it has always belonged to you. This special knowledge teaches us that this greatest of all prizes is a realization and not an acquisition.

“So if you can’t give yourself this inner victory, how do you win?”

“You must learn to stop thinking in terms of beginnings and endings, successes and failures, and begin to treat everything in your life as a learning experience instead of a proving one.”

“How will this help me to realize my truly successful self?”

“When approaching life in this new way, you will no longer waste your precious energies endlessly battling to prove yourself to yourself and others. Now your energies can be put to much higher use, which will initially enable you to clearly see how you have been stubbornly clinging to self-defeating ideas and beliefs.”

“That doesn’t sound like something I’m going to be interested in seeing!”

“The highest peaks of great mountains almost always have banks of dark clouds resting just beneath them. You must climb through these clouds in order to conquer the heights. Then the higher view belongs to you.”

“I’m afraid I won’t be strong enough.”

“You don’t need to be strong, only willing to see. If you will do your part, which is to reveal you to yourself, your higher nature will provide you with all the strength you need. It is this new strength that allows you to let go of the self-limiting and fear-producing thoughts and feelings which have been darkening your life and holding you down. Having dropped the unnatural heaviness from your spirit, you now naturally begin to rise. The higher you go, the easier flows your new life. Now the only direction you want to go in life is up!”

(This article is excerpted from The Secret of Letting Go. For a free Welcome Kit from Guy Finley’s Life of Learning Foundation, go here.)

# 7 – And something short and sweet from Abraham…

“If man understood that “what I create has nothing to do with what anybody else is creating” then he wouldn’t be so afraid of what others are doing.”— Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

p.s. Sorry that some of  the items in the tips list  are bunched together. Sometimes that happens and no amount of reformatting seems to help.  

Vanishing bees, beauty in Nature, a cosmic ride, cilantro, and more!


PICKS OF THE DAY:

It just so happens that all of today’s picks are Nature themed…

# 1 – “To bee or not to bee, that is the question.”

Want to know more about honey, and bees and why they are so important, yet vanishing from our environment? Here’s some in-depth information, including a link to a documentary on the subject. Unfortunately the time has expired for being able to view the film for free, but I highly recommend watching it one way or another. I wish it would be required viewing for everyone on the planet! I hadn’t planned on watching it, but got started and couldn’t stop. Fascinating, informative stuff about the environment and the inter-connectedness of everything.  :-)

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/21/vanishing-bees-film.aspx?e_cid=20120428_DNL_artBees_1

# 2 – There’s nothing like Nature to make the evolutionary process a little easier by providing us with beauty….sometimes in small, intricate packages known as insects …

Check out this photo…almost looks like something a jeweler created.

http://tracielouisephotography.net/2012/01/23/dragonflies/

# 3 – This is great for reminding us that we are a part of something so much larger and grander than the mundane…

Time lapse sequences photographed from the International Space Station set to an etherial music score. Be sure to check out the auroras. Wow! What a cosmic light show.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=141042671

 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – The astrology of May from Henry Seltzer at Astrograph.com

The Astrology of May features MercuryVenusUranus and NeptuneMercuryconjuncted Uranus in the last week of April as it recovered from its recent retrograde, and also at the time of the April 21st New Moon that set the stage for the current monthly cycle. Venus, moving through the sign of Gemini, ruled by Mercury, herself turns to retrograde motion on May 15th. This retrograde ofVenus leads up to a special time, when she disappears from the sky for 8 days, preceding her heliacal rise in mid-June, as she becomes the Morning Star. The Mayans believed that this symbolic journey through the underworld was a time of uncertainty in the daytime lands of her normal habitation. This is also another extremely Neptunian cycle, as have been the last few months. The April 21stNew Moon closely aspected Neptune, bringing that numinous and otherworldly energy quite strongly into the picture, and Mars is also opposed to Neptune as the current month begins, which further emphasizes Neptune’s shape-shifting qualities.

The enlightening and unpredictable energy of Uranus is also highlighted in the current cycle by the above-mentioned conjunction of Mercury and also by an inconjunct aspect from Mars, just as Mars opposes numinous Neptune andChiron, the Wounded Healer, at the very beginning of the month. Beware of accidents, and of unintended emotional mishaps. There is an implied wake-up call here, perhaps involving an increased sensitivity to the past and to the pain and injury provoked by early trauma as well as an idealistic determination to rise above such ancient wounding. Jupiter also aspects Uranus, from the beginning of the month until the Last Quarter Moon of the 12th, increasing the potential for intuition and for optimistic assessments.

The Solar Eclipse of Sunday, May 20th, represents a powerful time, taking place in the first degree of Gemini and thus sextile to the Aries point. Mercury rules the sign of Gemini and is found in Taurus, in conjunction with Jupiter and in aspect to Saturn and to newly retrograde Venus. Both thought and emotion are brought to the fore and in combination, granting you an unusual opportunity to come to a better set of ideas concerning your earthly situation. Since Venus is exactly trine Saturn, your love-life and relationship energy is inward and somewhat stifled, but intensified. In addition to the important relationships in your life, you are seeking to concretize as well your dreams and your artistic impulses.

By the time of the Solar Eclipse the UranusPluto square is less than 2 degrees away from exact – and therefore showing up even more markedly. The hour is growing late for our decade and for our century as we strive to turn things around. This applies to our personal lives just as much as to the cultural situation, and the one is a holographic impulse to the other, so that there are no small actions. We are enjoined to think and feel our way through the difficulties of our current situation, imagining a better future for ourselves and then screwing up the courage to act from highest principles. Nothing else will suffice in this crucial time period as we bring to the planet and to ourselves the bounty of fresh understanding and renewed determination to make a difference, this time around.

# 2 – A green superfood masquerading as a common herb….

Here’s information about the benefits and uses of cilantro, including working as a great detox agent, especially in conjunction with chlorella (FYI, Vitacost offers a number of products that combine this dynamic duo), for heavy metals and radiation.

http://www.naturalnews.com/035741_heavy_metals_cilantro_detox.html

# 3 – The New Awakening Super Summit just started…

This free event will run through June and includes presentations from Tellman Knudson, Gary Douglas, Guy Finley, Dr. Sue Morter, Rikka Zimmerman, and many more. You can sign up here.

# 4 – Until tomorrow night Mind Movies is offering 50% off on their new Mind Movies Matrix system…

Get your 6 free pre-made movies and find out more here.

 

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!

Libra full moon, Guy Finley on letting go of suffering, Nadine on dental health, ACE4 training, Becoming A Millionaire and more!


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
All rights reserved

# 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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…

http://mywellnessrevolution.com/replay/

# 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

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!