What is your legacy?

Thank you Sue at Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary for sharing the WordPress Family Award with me. While I have not known Sue long in 3D time, I feel like we have begun to build a lovely rapport that exudes compassion, understanding, and familiarity. Please spend some time at Sue’s sanctuary and you will be better for the experience!

Shaun at Prayingforoneday created this award as part of his legacy. I have copied his sentiments in red to perpetuate his vision forward:

“This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I start this award on the basis that the Word Press family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only Word Press can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award.”

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Shaun’s Rules:
1. Ping back to the person who gave you the Award 
2. Display the Award
3. Display the text in Red as I want people to know why I made it.
4. Nominate 10 people you look to as almost Family here on Word Press”

By now you know that I like breaking or tweaking rules to suit my values or preferences. In this case I only want to make one adjustment. Shaun says to nominate people you look to as almost family. I wonder, ” Why not include those that are family?” Having spent yesterday with family of blood and legality, I can assure you that true family transcends these limitations. Family for me is a network of support, trust , and genuine affection. Where and how one cultivates this group is up to you. I have been blessed to discover some family members right here in the blogosphere. While I have not shared turkey with any of them, we have feasted together heartily on dishes of truth, healing, empathy, ideas, shared values, adventures, laughter, generosity, self-expression, tolerance and the most genuine affection. We are kin in the truest sense of the word.

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Family is similar to a strong tree, providing strength, shade, and shelter regardless of season, weather, or adversity. A true family endures and matures over time …

Shaun mentions this award being part of his legacy. While spending time yesterday with a family that is multigenerational, I pondered about the continuity of life and what forms it may take. I do not know how my writing will stand up after I pass on. I do not even know if it will still be here. But the connections I forge contain that precious Divine spark. That spark is powerful enough to ignite a flame that can never be extinguished. You may ask how I can say this with certainty. Love spreads from one form of consciousness to another, carrying with it traces of all that we loved before. As I type these words I realize that they did not originate with me. I take that as a sign that all is well.

To my WordPress family of bloggers, followers, and readers: I cannot list everyone who has graced these pages with your presence simply because I do not know all of you by name. Nevertheless, you are all welcome to take an award. You are part of my family.

I will formally invite a few folks to take this award and honor Shaun’s vision. Some of you do not accept awards. Some of you say you do and forget to display the award. I figure that even if you do not participate literally, that you will be okay with being listed here, because that’s how families roll at litebeing chronicles. We make allowances for difference and still respect each other’s boundaries. Isn’t it nice to know at the end of the day that someone really has your back?

MY NOMINEES

Sindy

Shree

Heidi

Julianne

Lehua

Debra

Monika

Deelia

Glorialana

Shelley

These women will offer kindness along with the truth. They are independent yet kind, talented yet humble, curious about the what lies within and what lies ahead. They are spiritual warriors.

Thank you Sue for including me and allowing me to find sanctuary in your heart.

What will be your legacy?

Is it important for you to create one?

How do you define family?

For my American friends: got any leftover pie to share?

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Poetry ~ Gratitude

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GRATITUDE

G – Generosity of spirit manifesting in each moment, with each inhalation

R- Resilience in the face of darkness, supporting me through many a storm

A- Ability to share myself through writing, teaching, healing, BEING

T- Twinkle of light in a child’s eyes, the sunset, my heart

I – Inspiration that never ceases to amaze me and warm my soul

T- Treasures that unfold effortlessly and in a multitude of forms

U- Unconditional love , from Dexter, family of choice, my friends near and far

D-Dreams manifesting mysteriously and magnificently, especially here at WordPress

E- Eternal miracles, just waiting to be discovered, right under my nose

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holy-day. Maybe that’s because it arrives so close to my Midheaven, or perhaps it’s my mother’s incredible stuffing. Then again it could be the ability to include anyone you want at the table, without the pressure of gifts or material constraints.  Less hype, more substance.

I personally am not a fan of holidays in general. The Quakers were right in saying that every day is holy. It can be if we choose to live and love in each moment. What makes Thanksgiving sacred to me is the idea of a tribal feasting and gratitude practice. Frankly there have been some years where I had difficulty reciting my blessings round the dinner table. Life has not always been kind or simple. Tomorrow it will difficult for my family to shut me up when it is my turn to share my blessings. With tears in my eyes and a glow in my heart, I am so aware what a remarkable year this has been! No, it has not been without challenges, mishaps, losses, and delays. But this is the first time in decades where I have realized so many of my original dreams and desires. Sometimes I just have to pinch myself. I never knew life could be so incredible…

But then again, it’s probably the stuffing, yummy!

Wishing you and yours a Blessed Thanksgiving, even if you do not formally celebrate! Let the love and bounty into your heart and tell everyone that you love them…

poem by litebeing chronicles © 2013

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WordPress – Western Style

Julianne of  Through the Peacock’s Eyes had suggested we team up to explore WordPress’ chart after noticing some patterns I mentioned on an earlier post. Please check out her Vedic Version and get 2 for the price of one! I am happy to serve up this fascinating chart,Western Style! (Western Astrology system)

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First I sense an extremely sensitive, watery quality that involves the angles ( Ascendant and Midheaven)  and several planets (Sun, Moon, Pluto, Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune) and houses ( 8, 12). Let’s first examine the Cancer Ascendant. Here I see a nurturing, family oriented business, that comes across as caring and accessible.  The Moon, the ruler of Cancer, is placed in the prominent 10th house of public standing and destiny. Powerful Pluto in Sagittarius trines the moon, providing the instinctive ability to transform and grow as situations arise. With a Midheaven at 29 degrees Pisces, WordPress is incredibly evolved as a publishing entity. Neptune, which rules the Midheaven, is conjunct Mars in progressive, techno savvy Aquarius. In addition, The Gemini Sun rests on the 12th house cusp, adding a spiritual, behind the scenes flavor.  Mars in inventive, technological Aquarius is conjunct Neptune in the 8th house. This position indicates a receptive – go with the flow – vibe in the house of mystery, rebirth, and other people’s money. Jupiter opposes this planetary combo, adding a larger than life challenge to the mix. There is definitely an emotional, intuitive drive to WordPress.

Next I envision a team built upon optimism, enthusiasm, and genius. An abundance of Fire ( inspiration) and Air ( intellect) work together in unison to assist my favorite online platform. Sun in Gemini conjunct the North Node is versatile, charming, and positioned to shine as a way to fulfill its lifelong purpose. Moon in Aries is full of spark, optimism, and energy! Mars in Aquarius has a lovely quirkiness ( and genius potential) that me and my cohorts have come to know and love. Jupiter in Leo loves to relate with generosity, grandeur and dazzle.

This chart is excellent for attracting talented writers and for thriving as an online publishing leader. Moon in the 10th house means the people (Moon) are front and center. The 29 degree Pisces Midheaven is divinely inspired here. The last degree of Pisces is the final point on the karmic cycle. This is where true mastery and enlightenment resides! Venus is beautifully placed in Taurus here; conjunct Mercury in the 11th house. This denotes both a love of communication, and prosperity through communication in the house of group consciousness, hopes, wishes, and dreams. Jupiter – the purveyor of good fortune, holds court in creative Leo. This operates within the 2nd house, commanding respect and star power in the money/wealth domain. I think this is awesome beyond measure. This makes me wonder if an astrologer was consulted to choose such a successful business chart!

There are some challenges however that must be noted. A fixed T-Square is in effect involving Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, and Neptune. The outlet or solution to all this dynamic energy is Scorpio in the 5th house. Basically this means that injecting passion, creativity and focus into the working environment is important.  I would also expect that  an atmosphere committed to developing strong leadership, along with strategic planning will spell continued success for this relatively young enterprise.

I would also be aware of Chiron on the descendant in Capricorn. The Wounded Healer with a tendency towards ambition and austerity is in the 7th house of ” other.” The other is often the projected self that we prefer to overlook. This could mean some difficulties with all who partner with WordPress – bloggers, investors, the public, advertisers, etc. The silver lining with Chiron is that wisdom and mastery occur after the wounds turn into purpose and lessons learned. So proper planning and excellent public relations will serve WordPress well.

In order to be fair and objective, I needed to explore all the different forces in this chart. However, the majority of these placements are excellent for growth, expansion, innovation, and popularity. I predict this organization is a winner with a bright future ahead!

One quick personal aside ~ Matt Mullenweg was born on January 11th. That was the day I deliberately chose to begin my blog and create my first post. My readers know I love my elevens!  I did not know who Matt Mullenweg was back then, but find it to be a great blessing that we both share this special day!

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So long Scorpio, a heartfelt adieu

The Sun leaves Scorpio today and makes its way into Sagittarius. While Scorpio still reigns, I want to leave you with some closing thoughts regarding  The Cosmic Retrograde Challenge. 

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I really admire these 9 beautiful women who took a risk and went on this journey with me. I could not have foreseen ( even with my psychic abilities) that such an emotional investment would be required. Here’s a tribute to 9 amazing women on 3 continents joining together collectively to look deeply within and unlock many mysteries. Thank you Julianne, Heidi, Shree, Karen, Sindy, Sue, Barbara, Lehua, and Shelley!

Please tell me what you gleaned from our stories :

What did you learn about yourself?

How could you relate to these women?

What emotions were evoked by the art, photography, music?

Did you notice any patterns among the posts?

What differences did you find striking?

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When I proposed the challenge, I really did not realize how intensely heavy this experiment could be.  After much reflection, I realize that my two last posts were among the most emotionally intimate I have written here. I wrote my Song on the Radio article late at night and finished at 3:20 AM! I tend to write in the evening but this was several hours of pure heart and soul. I pushed away fatigue and kept typing and editing until completion. These exercises had really brought to a head what appeared to be previously handled , long ago  discarded material. This vulnerability is showing up in my writing now. I welcome your feedback as always about how this recent emotionally driven style of expression impacts you the reader. Is it a bit self-indulgent? Is it refreshing or detracting from my primary theme? Feel free to comment away and bring your honest assessments! 

Many exciting changes are in the wind for me and my blogging has made such a positive impact on so many of my goals. Working with the Sugilite really helped “crystallize” what really matters to me and where I will be heading in the near future. I sincerely hope you will all be with me as I make my way forward.

Goodbye Scorpio, I wish you a fond adieu…

Blessings and light to you my lovely readers!

To catch up on your challenge reading https://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/cosmic-retrograde-challenge-a-quick-review-and-more-posts-added/

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Cosmic Retrograde Challenge: Song On The Radio

I hope you enjoy this bonus post for the Cosmic Retrograde Challenge ~

While I was already wearing the Sugilite, I wanted to do something extra to participate along with my fellow blogettes. I had already dug up some old pictures to show to some friends who had recently come back into my life. I began working with my A. T. Mann tarot cards again after years of neglect. I had also started rereading Many Mansions after viewing Shree’s book review.  But these activities did not match the intensity of the Sugilite for me. I wanted to really feeeeeeel something. So I turned to music. I began to forage through stacks of CDs : Prince (maybe); U2 (not now) ; Joni Mitchell (this looks good!); but then I spotted Joan Armatrading and I knew. I felt the power contained within the disc and I knew this would work well. So for three weeks now I have been listening to Joan Armatrading’s Greatest Hits  on my car radio. You may wonder why I chose the car radio.

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In my last post    I described how I became better equipped to tap into information to serve others. Historically I would (and still do) get information on its own terms. Typically  a thought or idea would pop into my head and often lead me to a synchronistic event. My intuition appeared when it wanted to, I had no control over when and where I would be guided.  I was ok with this.  I was grateful to be guided in any form as long as it was for the highest good.  There is one exception however ~ the radio.  I cannot remember how it started but it is the one way I am able to easily receive information at my request.  Sometimes it will work on Pandora or on TV music channels, but it really is all about my car radio. I have been asking for messages to guide me through the radio for a very long time. Never said a word about it until quite recently. I figured people would think I was out of my mind (crazy) if I spoke about my musical oracle. Truth is, I was out of MY mind and into the greater MIND. Usually I would set my intention to get a message within 3 songs. Occasionally I would request a song and it would be played automatically. I highly recommend trying this, very cool!  This method does not always work , but when it does…   So the car radio is the vehicle I chose for the challenge.

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Love and Affection  I am starting with the first of three songs on the CD that evoked great emotion. I have arranged them to coincide with the order of my journey.  Since we are looking at cycles, I noticed an overlap between the recent Mercury Retrograde and my Saturn to Sun transit. I examined my first Saturn/ Sun conjunction back in 1984.  I was checking out apartments. It was time to leave the security of living with room mates and have my own place. It was the Summer of 1984 and I was in Graduate School ( Saturn in Scorpio transiting the 9th house). I wanted the independence and freedom of being my own person. I was looking at a small studio apartment in the Castle Building. I had lived in that building a year ago with college room mates. I loved this old space with its high ceilings, huge windows and wooden floors. As I toured the kitchen I saw beans soaking in a bowl on the counter, along with lots of fresh vegetables, and  fresh bread. I was very curious about these beans. An earth mother must live here, I thought to myself! Who will I become? Will I be a good cook? Will I learn how to bake and garden? Will I soak beans? How will my adulthood take form?

I initially associated this song with a crush of mine. This was a couple of years after I moved into that very studio apartment. I had made a great group of friends but was still missing my college ex- boyfriend.  I wanted to feel alive and free and vulnerable again. I was ready for love once more. Later that song referred to other men in my life. But the first time I really got that song was around the time I began to establish a way in the world on my own. I would sing it in the mirror and twirl around full of hope and wonder.

Weakness in me  I did not know of this song until much later in time. I did not have the CD until after I heard this song in concert. This concert I attended was in 1996  , right around my birthday. I saw Joan Armatrading in a small venue and it was amazing. I was in Graduate School again ( a different degree this time) and money was tight, but I wanted a treat. When I heard this tune, I immediately became teary. I knew the story all too well. By this time in my life I had already been involved in a few love triangles. In these cases, one or both of the parties was involved with another partner. The men in my life ( 2 lived in my neighborhood at the time) were prone to ” show up”. This could be taken many ways.  They would pop back into my life after having moved away, or would just show up at my work or my home. Or I would get an email or phone call out of the blue. Or I would meet someone who looked just like a former lover. This song is about love, betrayal, control, and pain. Joan refers to weakness being part of her character. I would add that it applied to all the characters in this drama. Everyone always makes a choice, or chooses to not make one.

Me, Myself, I  The third song in this trilogy has a great reggae beat and a happy melody. Basically Joan wants to be alone and enjoy herself. I often sang this song when I had enough of  a relationship or was so angry with a former partner. I visualized myself traveling and going on adventures freely and joyfully. There is not a particular time period I associate with this song. I placed it last because it is where I am now. I went from the innocence of love to the complexity of intimacy and commitment, to the refuge of independence and mastery. And RELIEF!

Disclaimer: I know in past posts I have either inferred or directly stated that I am done with romance. I want to elaborate on this a bit. First of all, I deliberately leave out the details about my personal life.  Although I do not use my name , some people in my real life read this material and know these men. While I am not in touch with any of them, some of my friends and associates may still be in contact with them. In this cyber world of ours, I prefer to keep things vague. Secondly, I adore men! For most of my life, my best friends were men. It took me a long time to find the connection with women that came easily with men! I do not want my readers to get the wrong impression. I have been fortunate to have loved deeply and experience the beauty of soulful, intimate relationships. It is just that I do not do them well.  Just like cars: I have been driving since age 17 and still don’t understand how my car runs. Well, it is like that for me and romance. I  tend to attract and get involved with very Plutonian, Saturnian and Neptunian partners in a Uranian way. ( Saturn in Cap opposing Mars, Uranus/Pluto in 7th house, Leo descendant, ruler of descendant – Sun, conjunct Neptune) It was exhausting!  I am not saying I will never change my mind. I just do not think there is anything more for me to learn here. My work is DONE. By the way, I do not feel angry about this. I would prefer to call it mature acceptance.

Lessons learned: As I drove around listening to these passionate songs about love and identity, I remembered past associations and also made new ones. This is where the magic happens. Now when I hear Love and Affection, instead of imagining a new partner, I felt the rich, vibrant Cosmic love in the burgundy and rust trees as they shimmered and glowed under the November sun. To quote Steve Winwood, it is a ” Higher Love.” When I play Weakness in Me,  I realize that I participated in dramas that were ultimately unhealthy and somewhat ridiculous. Living in chaos was an easier choice than going about the business of finding a suitable partner and settling down. Today I see that I am my own suitable partner. To live out my chart is to partner with my Sun. My sun is where I star in my life. I have learned to own most of my projections and become more balanced and integrated. Finally, when I sing Me, Myself, I, most of the anger and resentment is gone. I feel lighter and less defended. I am not singing ” I wanna be by myself ” in response to feeling overwhelmed, controlled, or frustrated. I am singing as an expression of gratitude.

Willow     In the course of playing this CD for so long, I came upon a song that I had not noticed before, Willow. Please listen to this gorgeous , soulful composition.  It is very soft and mellow.  I am not really surprised to have discovered it because I took on this challenge in expectation of alchemy. I am in process of becoming a willow.  Willow is a song about loyalty, protection, strength and stability. It is sweet, tender, and ethereal. Perhaps it is a taste of the future.

This challenge has been very Challenging! I have been relentlessly haunted in my dreams by old lovers. Many tears were shed.  This exercise has required major soul-searching.  But in the end it was worth staying with the discomfort. I came out of this experience ever so slightly transformed and renewed. Ghosts have been cleared and released.  I  am aware that I still have plenty of work to do. Fortunately the Saturn/Sun transit is in full effect.

POSTSCRIPT– Remember the young woman staring at the bowl of beans soaking on the counter. I am not through with her quite yet. She returns in a future Collisions series post – stay tuned!

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Cosmic Retrograde Challenge ~ Sugilite Shakedown Street

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You tell me this town ain’t got no heart. well, well, well, you can never tell.
The sunny side of the street is dark. well, well, well, you can never tell.
Maybe that’s cause its midnight, in the dark of the moon besides.

Maybe the dark is from your eyes, maybe the dark is from your eyes,
Maybe the dark is from your eyes, maybe the dark is from your eyes,
Maybe the dark is from your eyes, maybe the dark is from your eyes,
You know you got such dark eyes!

Nothin shakin on shakedown street. used to be the heart of town.
Don’t tell me this town ain’t got no heart. you just gotta poke around.

Shakedown Street by The Grateful Dead

HAPPY SCORPIO/TAURUS FULL MOON! Welcome to the story that inspired this challenge. Before we head into the back story, ( isn’t there always a great back story attached to most tales?) I invite you to click on the link below and listen to the video while reading. This post will work better with a soundtrack…

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BACK STORY ~  A few years ago I was driving to work. It was around the Christmas holiday season. The roads were slick with ice. I swerved downhill and lost control of my vehicle. I resigned myself to certain death. The car stopped moving on its own accord ( as an Accord is known to do) and there was no tangible damage. I was very lucky! While still in shock, I tiptoed over the ice to the nearest house. I was too shaken to attempt to drive up the hill. A compassionate and friendly couple let me stay with them all morning until the ice melted and I could drive home. We drank tea and talked. I was grateful to have survived. They were neighbors that instantly transformed into friends.  From time to time I would see  ” Jane” take her children up the hill in their strollers. On one occasion I first saw them at the mall and then at my favorite sushi restaurant. I consider these sightings fortuitous because this family reminds me of ” the kindness of strangers.” This translates to the truth that there are no strangers, just people we have yet to meet. Fast forward to this summer: I run into  ” Jane” with her daughters. She is wearing a gorgeous purple pendant. We talk about where she found it and the different healing properties of crystals. I tell her about my Sugilite and that perhaps I should wear it again. Weeks go by and I take a look at the stone. I see ” Jane” again and we have a wonderful chat. I remember the Sugilite. This time I decide to take it out of the jewelry box and give it a whirl.  

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New Hope ~ I have been visiting New Hope for the greater part of my life. Friends, family, lovers, acquaintances, you name it , we have all been there together.  A first date, the transition from the 1980s to 1990, book browsing, psychic fairs,  and everything in-between! http://www.visitnewhope.com/

This beautifully quaint village on the Delaware River is very special to me. It holds promise.  Many years ago I walked into a metaphysical store that sold crystals. I engaged in a conversation with a young , knowledgeable  store clerk about the various stones in the display case. He suggested I look into Sugilite. I had not heard of it before.  He told me that it helps with psychic abilities and is very powerful. I was quite intrigued and was taken with its intense purple hue. The generous young man agreed to throw in the chain for free.  I said ” I’ll take it!”

What is Sugilite?

Sugilite is known as one of the love stones of the earth. A natural facilitator of physical and emotional healing it also dispels negativity and anger, creating harmony and opening one to spiritual energy and growth.  Sugilite can help you answer the great questions such as “Why am I here?“, ”Who am I?”, “Where did I come from?”, and “What do I need to understand to evolve my soul?” It is a very spiritual stone that will help keep the soul safe from  shocks, disappointment and trauma.

Sugilite is a major spiritual stone, promoting individual as well as universal love. Sugilite is said to help with understanding the “big questions” in life. Especially helpful for those who feel alienated and alone, Sugilite helps the user to understand the purpose for their existence.  Known as “The Healer’s Stone”, Sugilite is said to enhance one’s healing and psychic abilities.

Sugilite balances and heals all the chakras and the bodily areas associated with them, which in turn, allows for the free movement of kundalini energy please use with caution.This crystal will open the third eye chakra, crown chakra, soul star chakra… then right up to and including the fourteenth etheric chakra.  As you become more spiritually advanced, the growth of psychic powers and especially channeling abilities are aided by Sugilite stones.

reference ~   http://blissreturned.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/sugilite-known-as-the-healers-stone-sugilite-is-said-to-enhance-ones-healing-and-psychic-abilities/

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How did I use it?  When I first took it home back in the 1990s, I kept it under my pillow at night. The man from the metaphysical store suggested it would create vivid dreams. I recall that it was too much for me. I did not feel comfortable and was a bit afraid of the energy. I wore it a few times around my neck and then it went into a jewelry box. I do not think I was ready or perhaps I misinterpreted the effect it had on my consciousness. I also have difficulty wearing anything around my neck for too long so I could only wear a necklace sporadically.

What happened this time? I could not find the original chain so I used an old chain adorned with tiny lavender beads. Shortly thereafter the clasp broke. Eventually I found a cord that contained a dream-catcher (who knows how long  this was collecting dust) and substituted the dream-catcher with the Sugilite. While the cord is not delicate and pretty, it easily accommodated coming off and on my neck and under my pillow every day since September 15th until now. I adjusted the length so that it was slightly above my heart. I read somewhere not to have it directly on your heart. I was relieved to discover I could tolerate anything that tight around my neck!

Many astrological events have been in play during this time period. We had 2 eclipses, Mercury Retrograde and Saturn in Scorpio. Saturn is now conjunct my Sun. All the Scorpio activity – Mercury, the November 3rd eclipse, and the Sun/Saturn cycle, all take place in my 9th house. Among other things, this is the house where belief dwells. 

 For more on Saturn in Scorpio ( scroll to midpage) http://www.michaellutin.com/ The information on this page is truly prescient!

Major developments

Astrology Class ~ I taught my first Astrology class in October. I have a fear of public speaking and I did not know anyone in the audience. Yet I knew that this role is part of my destiny. The talk went well and I was given 5 star ratings on-line. A few people asked to have me return and speak again. No one knew that this was my first talk! I have begun to conquer this life – long fear of public speaking. My beliefs are starting to transform..

Intuitive readings ~ I gave away some intuitive readings as a way of paying it forward.  This post has the details : https://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/pay-it-forward/  What no one knew was that I have never done this before without ” props” ( such as cards).  I just closed my eyes and entered the stillness. I was beyond amazed that I was able to ” see” and ” hear” so much detail about the querents’ lives. I was truly astonished. I took this activity on with nothing but faith and a knowing that I was to explore another way to serve others. More of my beliefs were in the process of changing..

Past life regressions ~ I participated in 2 group past-life regressions. They took place over the course of several weeks. While my process was not what I would call dramatic, I noticed that I have an ability to ” see” people and places and scenes with my inner eye. I later connected these visions with my psychic/intuitive abilities. The gift to me from the regressions was not past life recall. The gift is the insight that I can forge a path while visiting the inner world. I am now owning that my experiences have practical applications for my evolution as both an individual and as a healer. New beliefs are being shaped and born into being…

Alchemy ~ The most subtle but amazing result of combining the old stone with the current me is that I can now wear something around my neck for 2  months. I hated anything around my neck! I will attribute some of this transformation to my dear friend Heidi. She did some clearing of my throat chakra and I do feel lighter around my neck. Thank you Heidi!

I also realized that I am now ” ready” for this energy. Perhaps I had been ready for some time, but  seeing ” Jane” wearing her crystal was the catalyst that set this in motion. While I did not experience a marked difference in dream content, I did not have my original reaction with the stone under my pillow. I have grown to a point where I am able to make use of its unique healing qualities. I am still not certain about how Kundalini operates, but am aware that more of my chakras are being utilized differently.

CONCLUSION: So what did I glean from playing cosmic dress up? I discovered that my psychic abilities have been working tirelessly throughout my lifetime, varying in intensity depending on my energy level and state of awareness. I was not seeing the forest for the trees. I have recently pondered if I could use my intuition to serve others as a therapist, astrologer, friend, rather than to gently guide my own journey. I had been worried that I have waited too long to pursue this life path.  What wearing the Sugilite amplified is my awareness of my abilities in action. I think my awareness increased because I was wearing the Sugilite and living with an open mind and heart.   I just needed more confidence in my abilities. Recently more people have been asking me how the astrological material manifests. They were asking not about data interpretation per se , but my inner process. In all my years of practice, I  have rarely had this question posed this way.  During these past 2 months I have been repetitively asked how do I read people? Is it psychic or intuitive? Is the knowledge channeled? A pattern had developed here and it caught my attention. I do not know for sure if the Sugilite increased my capacity for healing or simply illuminated what had been hazy. I plan to continue wearing it and see what develops. What I have come to realize at a much deeper level is that my gifts have always been serving others. Which hat I wear does not really matter, but my attitude does. This all is tied together with the nature of my beliefs. Taking on this challenge allowed my limited beliefs to be altered so that I was free to see my healing abilities with more clarity. I plan to experiment more with mixing up the old with the new. I see the value in using adventure and play to create some magic. There is always more to uncover. You just have to poke around!

Nothin shakin on shakedown street. used to be the heart of town.
Don’t tell me this town ain’t got no heart. you just gotta poke around.

You think you’ve seen this town clear through.
Well, well, well, you can never tell.
Nothing here that could interest you. well, well, well, you can never tell.
Its not because you missed out on the thing that we had to start.

Maybe you had too much too fast. maybe you had too much too fast.
Maybe you had too much too fast. maybe you had too much too fast.
Maybe you had too much too fast. maybe you had too much too fast.
Or just over played your part.

Nothin shakin on shakedown street. used to be the heart of town.
Don’t tell me this town ain’t got no heart. you just gotta poke around.

Shakedown Street 

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Original post on Sugilite and Cosmic Retrograde Challenge: https://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/cosmic-retrograde-challenge/

 November 18th challenge post : Shelley  

Cosmic Retrograde Challenge – a quick review and more posts added!

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for more on this artist in our midst~ Sue

Both Mercury and Neptune went direct, thank goodness. I still feel spacey ( as only a Neptunian can), but I have some news so …..

But before the big reveal, let’s talk about this challenge and what we have seen so far. There are enchanted chariots, engaging rings, rousing rap music, animated books, profoundly awesome pendants, visits from old friends, powerful pyramids, flailing hippy beads, soul retrieval, and it’s just day 5!  If you have not read all the posts, please make a visit now and get up to date. The articles have been so varied – yet all the writers recount embarking on a uniquely memorable and sometimes surprising journey.

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BIG REVEAL 1 ~ Speaking of dates, Shelley from Psychic Pharmacy Tech has been added to the roster for November 18th ( see link below) and I know this will be off the charts wild and enlightening!  Thank you Shelley for taking the plunge.

BIG REVEAL 2 ~ I have added a bonus post for November 19th. So now the challenge has been expanded to 11, yes 11 days!  That is all I can say for now so you will have to wait until the 19th…

Here is the complete updated schedule for the upcoming challenge:

November 9 – Julianne

November 10 – Heidi

November 11 – Shree

November 12 – Karen

November 13 – Sindy

November 14 – Sue

November 15 – Barbara

November 16 – Lehua

November 17 – Linda

November 18 – Shelley

November 19th – Bonus post!

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How have you enjoyed the challenge so far?

What has inspired you?

Mesmerized you?

Moved you?

Do tell!

Related posts:

for bloggers instructions see – https://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/november-9th-cosmic-retrograde-challenge-instructions-for-bloggers-and-reminder-for-all/

for challenge description see – https://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/cosmic-retrograde-challenge/

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 Welcome to November 11th, or 1111, woohoo!

Mercury went direct a few hours ago and to say that I am relieved is a humongous understatement. I have already noticed a subtle turnaround. For months I have been locked out of my Amazon account. I called and I emailed several times with no success. I was told the website and my browsers were at fault. I figured I would try again during the retrograde to resolve this fiasco but time did not permit. So tonight I took a shot, totally expecting to be stuck in this special circle of hell where you are being continually asked to enter characters to prove you are human, over and over and over…

But, that did not happen! Within minutes I had a new password and was on my way to buying books that I cannot afford, but cannot afford to miss. Life is GOOD.

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 You may wonder why I have uploaded an image of cinnamon here. It is a representation of the number 11.  From the header on down, I am showcasing images that feature repetitions of 1.  I started my blog on 1-11-13 and missed the chance to create a post for 11-1-13. At this point 10 months have gone by and what a ride it has been. As many of you know, I began seeing numerical sequences ( 111 and 1111 specifically), for at least a year and a half  now. For the first few months I do not think it had registered with me. I was only partially paying attention. That’s why I am not certain how long it has been actually happening. Now so many people are reporting this phenomenon and discussing it verbally and online. Often this phenomenon is included in the great ascension or paradigm shift  heralded in with the 12-12-12 Mayan prophecies. I am still on the fence as to whether I am buying what is being sold here.  I cannot honestly separate my own individual evolution and the accompanying astrological cycles from a distinct collective shift in consciousness. It is not necessary that I know the differences for a shift to be in operation. It is just that I have been evolving, and transforming  in a non-linear, spiral like fashion my entire lifetime. I cannot tell if this moment is just another step on the yellow brick road. However, I really dig seeing the sequences and am hopeful that I may graduate to 222s, 333s, and so on with the same frequency and reliability of the 111s.

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 How are you enjoying the Cosmic Retrograde Challenge ? The first three posts have been excellent. There are some interesting patterns emerging among these three posts thus far. What have you noticed? One pattern I noticed was that Julianne, Heidi, and Shree were all attracted to jewelry and had different reactions. Another trend is that all three bloggers discovered significant, yet subtle epiphanies regarding self-awareness. It feels to me like there are layers upon layers of potential self-realization and this challenge has perhaps brought to light some potentials that were residing  just beyond the surface patiently awaiting to be discovered or re-covered. 

Any questions or reactions to the challenge posts? What has been stirred up in you? Tell me all about it. Thanks for your support and may the 111111111s be with you!

Challenge schedule:  

https://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/november-9th-cosmic-retrograde-challenge-instructions-for-bloggers-and-reminder-for-all/

Related post : https://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/musings-hiding-in-plain-sight/

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Cosmic Retrograde Challenge: Moving Forward

Welcome to the first day of the Cosmic Retrograde Challenge. I will be popping in to update and comment along the way. Enjoy this initial offering ~ a beautiful and illuminating article by the kind and wise Julianne.

Through the Peacock's Eyes

Today I am participating in Linda of Litebeing Chronicles’ Cosmic Retrograde Challenge. I am the first of nine of us lucky bloggers who have taken on Linda’s challenge:

1- Find an item you never use or never wear but you feel very drawn to. It could be an article of clothing like a hat or jeans, or a CD that you haven’t played in years. Hang up a poster or picture that is hiding in a closet. Prepare a few meals from an old favorite cookbook that’s been neglected. Reread an old novel. Wear that old hat. Play that album. Wear an old scent that you are fond of. Watch several episodes of an old television series. Find something old that still resonates for you NOW.

2- Wear the item or use the object or perform the activity repeatedly for a minimum of one week; three weeks would be…

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November 9th Cosmic Retrograde Challenge – Get ready for take off !

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Update: Welcome to Day One of the Cosmic Retrograde Challenge. Board your magic carpet and assume take off position. Ready, set, go …

The day has finally arrived! Thank you in advance to all the participating bloggers and everyone else embarking in this astrological, mystical alchemical adventure.

Instructions and entire schedule are included below. Hold on tight, take a deep breath, and enjoy the ride!

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The Cosmic Retrograde Challenge begins in 2 days, November 9th! I am so excited to see how this turns out. We have  assembled such a great group of versatile, talented, and fascinating bloggers. I promise you this will be captivating material  and full of surprises for all involved. This is Must -See Reading ( remember Must-See TV anyone?)

 To bloggers participating in the challenge: Please include Cosmic Retrograde Challenge within your title. Also kindly link to the next blogger ( see schedule below) at the end of your post for the sake of continuity and helping readers follow along. You can also cut and paste the schedule below if you like! Please contact me –  via the comments section below, or by email if you have any questions.

For all readers: You are in for a treat. Get ready for what happens when some powerful amazing women play Cosmic Dress up! This challenge will be a series of posts that reveal what happens when you combine something old and beloved with the present you to create a newer you. It is sort of like the bridal ritual – something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue … Of course the difference here is the wedding or merger takes place within the individual.

For more details about the challenge and how it came into being, please read: https://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/cosmic-retrograde-challenge/ 

Here is the complete schedule for the upcoming challenge:

November 9 – Julianne

November 10 – Heidi

November 11 – Shree

November 12 – Karen

November 13 – Sindy

November 14 – Sue

November 15 – Barbara

November 16 – Lehua

November 17 – Linda

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I can certainly say that I have unearthed some very unusual and unexpected reactions as a result of this process. Some of them have already leaked out onto my last few posts. There is plenty more in store. While the road ahead is often unpredictable, we can always find practices to guide us as we continue to step into the totality of our being..

Just 2 more days!

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