Giving and Receiving

Oh what a week it has been!

 

Dreams vivid

Sleep poor

Heart screaming

*Limbs are soar  sore

Muscles on fire

Tummy rumble

Pain and agony

Keep me humble

 

If I can turn body misery into poetry, maybe I will survive after all!

Throughout all the medical madness I have been preparing and planning for the organization of my first Meetup group. It took place today and it was fantastic. I put myself through so much torture over the details. Finding the right room was an adventure that proved more challenging than I imagined.  Both of the spaces I was interested in were located in a church. The song Take Me to Church kept prompting me to survey the local churches. The names of the women in charge of rentals at the churches I visited are Angela and Angelique. Interesting, don’t you think? When I do what I am called to do and put the logistical cart before the horse, my ego screams in protest. The calling to speak about the mystical path has been growing steadily over time. I have been ready, but still frightened of the responsibility of leadership.  But it all worked out so well. Lovely space, beautiful people, and a sense that I am on the right path. I was called to create a structure that I wish was there when I was young and needed one.

When I return home there is a huge envelope waiting for me from a friend:
 

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Now I knew the book would be coming at some time TBD, but the tarot deck was an unexpected bonus. I cannot wait to play with these, yea!

Life is back and forth, up and down, inward and outward, inhale and exhale, give and receive.

The timing of the gifts is exquisite: A reward for mobilizing through the physical pain and following through on my vision for starting a Meetup for Mystical Awareness.

If you are local and want to join the meetup, contact me and I will hook you up.

I have some of the best friends in the world. They are generous, kind, and have great timing apparently. In the larger picture I see that I am being watched over , throughout the periods of darkness and suffering. I still don’t know why my body goes off and does its own thing. It could simply be the aftermath of cumulative stress and worry over my unstable lifestyle. Or a distraction to tempt me to abandon my dreams. Or both, or neither..

Does that mean I must suffer in order to receive “rewards”? Hell no! I am just noticing the rhythm of this week. Today is Sun Neptune and I have this aspect natally. There is some glimmer of light a midst the haze.

 

Namaste

 

* Postscript: After a chaotic week, I can report that I slept like a baby last night and I am so grateful. As I reviewed my minipoem here today, I noticed a typo. I typed soar instead of sore. That got me thinking, perhaps my body is soaring and I am experiencing growing   pains. Or maybe it was just a typo.

 

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Litebeing’s Guide to the Movies

I am re blogging this post in honor of the Oscars tomorrow. Films are my salvation and frankly we all can benefit from all forms of inspirational art.  Bless you oh mighty Neptune for your gifts of the cinema.
With love, litebeing

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In honor of the Oscars, I had to showcase some of my favorite spiritually themed films. Some of my choices are more obscure, and therefore less well-known. A few are controversial (big surprise!) while others are more mainstream, crowd pleasers.

Here’s an alphabetical list with my brief critiques below, enjoy!

Bee Season  (2005)

This movie stars Richard Gere who mentors his daughter while his family falls apart.  It was adapted from the book Bee Season about a young girl’s quest to win a spelling bee. It is a tale about both mysticism and alienation.

The Blue Bird  ( 1940)

I first stumbled onto this Shirley Temple feature as a child and was mesmerized by this story about the search for the bluebird of happiness. The way in which the future was characterized was both otherworldly and heart wrenching   The memory of this magical realm stayed with me for years and was just as captivating during…

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Great Mystery New Moon

So tonight is the second Aquarius new moon and a Black Moon at that! We go right to Sun and Moon in Pisces within hours of the lunation. Then tomorrow is the transition from the Chinese Year of the Horse to Year of the Sheep.

Whoa, I am exhausted just thinking about all these sweeping ex-changes! So much at once in the midst of the final looming Pluto Uranus square in March.

So I meditated and pulled a card for me and you.

 

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This is such a great card for me ( and you). I have really been feeling lost, confused and excited all at once. There are so many  powerful transits affecting my chart as well as that of the collective. This new moon is conjunct my Chiron and opposite my chart ruler (Uranus). So let’s just say that I cannot feel any beginnings or endings. It is all one endless whoosh..

So as I am unable to discern what lies ahead ( or in front of me) today, I will allow myself to ride and glide along the oceanic waves. I will not resist, I will allow. Uranus and Neptune are hosting this party and they insist that we respect their power and intensity. In order to avoid electrocution, one must alter their vibration. There is no other alternative.

To honor Chiron ( who is currently in Pisces) is to allow wounds to surface and be healed. He is not for the faint of heart. Facing whatever appears is essential now.  Mystery does not want us to use limited the human mind and precious energy in a quest for the unfathomable. This fruitless search is a mere distraction from true purpose.

Now my purpose may take a different route than yours, but ultimately we are traveling together.

To be love in this world

 

Which brings me to Stevie Wonder, of course. While watching the Grammy Tribute Concert, I was struck by the poignant lyrics of As. This may have been written as a personal love song, but I see Spirit’s handiwork all over it. It addresses mystery, Divine purpose, and the law of Attraction. There are so many layers of meaning here. Interesting too is the choice of album cover for Songs in the key of Life. Such a lovely spiral  happens to graces the cover.

When I had a great awakening in 2005, I began hearing some old songs differently. Words and melodies would leap out to me in ways that underscored subtle truths. This was one of the songs that I heard in ” another key.”

Here are some of the lyrics that woke me up and opened my heart even wider:

Until the day is night and night becomes the day—ALWAYS
Until the trees and seas just up and fly away—ALWAYS
Until the day that 8x8x8 is 4—ALWAYS
Until the day that is the day that are no more
Did you know that you’re loved by somebody?
Until the day the earth starts turning right to left—ALWAYS
Until the earth just for the sun denies itself
I’ll be loving you forever
Until dear Mother Nature says her work is through—ALWAYS
Until the day that you are me and I am you—AL~~~~~~WA~~
~~~~~AA~~~~~~~AA~~~~
Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky~~~~~AA~~~~
~~~~AA~~~~~~~AA~~~~~~~~~AA~~~~~~~YS~~ALWAYS

We all know sometimes lifes hates and troubles
Can make you wish you were born in another time and space
But you can bet you life times that and twice its double
That God knew exactly where he wanted you to be placed
so make sure when you say you’re in it but not of it
You’re not helping to make this earth a place sometimes called Hell
Change your words into truths and then change that truth into love
And maybe our children’s grandchildren
And their great-great grandchildren will tell
I’ll be loving you

 

What do you hear? 

 

 

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Wanna know a secret?

Love yourself.

It is not really a secret.

You always had the answer deep within.

That’s all you need to know.

Period.

 

Let’s love who we are all the time.

No-thing else is necessary. No-thing else is real.

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

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Cracking our Inner Shells!

I was so moved by my dear friend Sue’s personal and transformative story. Please feel free to share so more can understand the beauty and fragility of our unity consciousness.

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Sometimes we have to go within to the silent places we all have in order to find out what is really going on with our emotional bodies. Even knowing all the things I do, we are within our Human form to learn and grow..

I needed to ask myself a few questions as to why I was feeling so lost, depressed and sad… More was going on than just bereavement. Yes the fall  I had had,both bruised and shook me, but what else was shaking me to the core?

For those who know a little about my Soul Journey, You will also know that my own Mother and I had not spoken for 10 years prior to her passing some eleven years ago now….Despite many attempts I knew I was only wounding myself more by continually trying to bridge the rift, to be continually rejected.. So this rejection and other…

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Winter’s Promise ~ Bonus Reading Offer!

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Winter is truly working its magic here in the Northern Hemisphere. Even if it is tropical and sunny where you are, the energetic times are stormy and chaotic. We are in the thick of it, regrouping after Mercury stations direct and preparing for the final Pluto Uranus square in March.

These are challenging and exciting times. So much lurks right beneath the surface. Magic is moving through us and often right before our eyes. Winter’s promise is that Spring will mobilize our thoughts and dreams into being.

I am offering a special promotion for all my awesome followers for the remainder of February:

Book an astrology reading and you will receive an additional service for yourself. You can choose a dream interpretation or an intuitive reading. What clients have found is that these additional services often compliment and clarify the themes and messages of the astrological consultation.

 

Promotion in effect 2/13/15 through 2/28/15. Book a reading during these dates for special offer. Reading does not have to occur during February, just booking the session!

 

To learn more about my services, visit me here.

To contact me to book a session, visit me here.

 

Winter’s promise is that hibernation and fallow cycles are natural and healing. What are you ready to birth into being?

 

This is your time!

 

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Joygasm

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Here is a wonderfully unique meditation experience I had the day of the Leo Full Moon. It was a vivid bright day, all aglow with Jupiter in Leo sunshine. I closed my eyes and immediately saw bright red light. Gradually the colors began to evolve.  The image above is very close to a warm orangey yellow vision that was very potent with possibilities.

I felt inspired to recreate this vision in a drawing. This is partially because I could not find anything online that came close to what I saw with my third eye. Then yesterday while over at Soul Fields I saw my image. Imagine that, just when I had stopped looking! Thank you Deelia for facilitating yet another synchronicity. Since I had already started my piece, I decided to complete it. In characteristic Mercury retrograde style, I restarted the project and find this new version to be closer to my intention:

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 I  remember asking for love for to reach all my friends and family. This intention expanded to include everyone and everything  I breathed in love, visualizing elves entering my being.  I began to laugh so joyfully. It was so unexpected and amazing. Never have I  felt that intense joy before in meditation. I sustained it for what appeared to be a couple of minutes. The inner-scape was a lovely shade of red.

Throughout the process I saw most of the color spectrum. Waves of color starting with bright red, orange, blue, green, purple emerged before me. It was very beautiful and natural. I was amazed by the whimsy of the elves and realized I have used them in healing many years ago with the help of a friend. She took me through a series of guided imagery exercises where elves would heal my earache. Why we chose elves , I have no recollection, but I find it all very fascinating.

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Later that day I drew a card for the full moon. Apparently I have more healing to do for myself and others. This card is one I have pulled many times for myself. I see it as important now as the full moon highlights my 1st and 7th house axis. I do have some 7th house projects in progress and they do involve healing.

As I blogged recently, my emotional life has been activated. It was such a nice surprise to be in such bliss during this meditation. Typically I feel very little emotion when I sit and go within, with the exception of some worry over “doing it correctly”. I am humbled by the possibilities that await me. 

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Moving at the Speed of Lite

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I don’t know what to make of 2015 so far. My Sun is now in the 1st house, yet I did not feel the usual Ascendant return bounce. My body is ailing and I am just going with the flow, letting it ride.

Time Warp

Time speeds up, then it slows down. The slowdown is not the kind you notice in the middle of a boring staff meeting or while sitting in traffic. It is when time appears to stop and you wonder if perhaps your clock needs a new battery? It has become commonplace for me to look at the clock and say ” How can it still be 2:00 PM? It seems so much later.” This is kinda new to me, not like the sensation of the years quickly racing by. I have acclimated to that by now. This experience is unique. Sometimes I enjoy it and sometimes it freaks me out a bit. Anyone else have this happen to them lately?

I Get So Emotional Baby Every Time I Think of You

I am releasing emotions in a way that seems to be healing. Waves of sadness wash over me and occasionally the inner observer will appear and watch it all unfold. I have been thinking about Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina. Reflecting on how astrology can assist me in predicting probable outcomes I rather not see. When I first discovered Whitney was a Pisces Rising years ago, I thought to myself ” problems with addiction.” Yet when I watched her interview on TV, this young Whitney seemed so confident and in charge ( Leo Sun, Aries Moon). I am not saying that one particular chart placement causes a definite outcome. When someone becomes so famous so quickly, they are more susceptible to negative outside influences. Frankly I think I just had an intuition about her.

When I saw Bobbi Kristina with her parents on a televised performance, I looked at her intensely  for some time. I asked myself ” What will become of her, who is raising her?” This is before news of Whitney’s addiction became public knowledge,  So here we are and this poor young woman is in a coma 3 years after the tragic loss of her mother. It is fascinating to see that both Whitney and Bobbi had Chiron conjunct each other’s Sun. This double Chiron whammy may help shed some light on their relationship and why I wondered who was raising her.

I was listening to Whitney perform ” Didn’t We Almost Have It All” tonight and thought about many things at once. I thought about how one of my favorite singers once had it all and she lost it. I thought about how I lost so much over the past few years and don’t know what is in front of me. Mostly I remembered first hearing the line ” A moment in the soul can last forever.” I was intensely in love at the time , and also knew the relationship was not going to last very long. But it would live in my soul forever. Forever is a long time!

So here I am wailing away on my couch, knowing that most of this emotion has nothing to do with anything I listed. It is all about this moment. Dexter slowly gets up from his corner, saunters up to me and jumps on my lap and climbs up on me. I felt his love and marveled at the exquisite timing of this moment. What a blessing he is, that Dexter.

Chicken And the Egg

Dreams are popping off the charts with rich meaning in some novel ways. Tons of creature dreams: owls are making a decent showing, along with squirrels and more. I also recently dreamed I went to a healer who had a huge butterfly on her office wall and it was in motion. The header and post images are paintings that match the bounty of nature in all aspects of my consciousness.

The art of cooking has become therapeutic for me lately and the end products are really good. Since I am not a good cook typically, I am in awe when a few simple ingredients come out so delicious and bright. Speaking of food, I have become obsessed with eggs. Cooking them different ways, noticing oddities in the yolks, even dreaming about them. Eggs are about life and promise.

Action is Evident ” Backstage”

There is an enormity of movement within the confines of stagnation. The big picture seems so far away and I am letting my job search go for a few months. I just need a break. Yet I have been blessed with some new astrology clients and when I conduct the sessions, I am thrilled to be in that moment. I feel so lucky to be able to work this way with people and offer them some new insights into their life journeys. I also marvel at how great new people show up out of nowhere. Some readers may recall that I have an interest in genealogy. I have done some preliminary research but have not made much headway. Well a few evenings ago I met with a genealogist and we are bartering genealogy research for an astrology consult. We met at a party of a mutual friend and made a nice connection. While sitting with her at the meeting, I thought to myself, how exciting it is when my desires come to fruition without me even trying. I will keep you updated on my progress, but I expect this research will be a lengthy project.

While this post is a bit all over the place, there is a solidifying theme: within the stagnation, much is at work behind the scenes ( Mercury retrograde in my 12th house). Most of the symbols in waking and dream time are elusive, but a few are beginning to provide some clues. I am now noticing 222, 333, and 444 regularly with the occasional 555, 666, and 777 ( jackpot!).  My meditations have been interesting as well and I plan to post some art I am creating in a later post that will illustrate a rather memorable inner adventure.

Is is possible that the Universe is conspiring in everyone’s favor even when we may appear to be restricted or confined? Could it be that we are being slowed down so we can integrate and assimilate more of the new experiences that are being introduced through the new energies?

related posts: https://litebeing.com/2013/04/13/best-moment-award/

https://litebeing.com/2013/09/03/musings-hiding-in-plain-sight/

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“When a person begins to live with their ‘genius’ they begin to be truly wyyrrdd”*

Thanks Jamie of Sophia’s Children for re blogging so I could find this enlightening post on wyyrrddness in all its glory. Perfect for these Uranian times 🙂

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(*According to Michael Meade, one of the meanings of the welsh Wyyrrdd is to have one foot in both worlds)

“The genius wants activity. It is connected to the stars. It is connected to a spark and it wants to burn and it wants to create and it has gifts to give. You have a name that is inside you and the stars know your name and even if you are lost in this world if you remember your connection to the stars, to the dance of this cosmos, you can find yourself.”

Michael Meade is attempting to reintroduce the idea of the ‘genius’ to our contemporary world. Through his organization, the Mozaic Multicultural Foundation, he has started the Genius Project.

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“We’re in the time of tragic stories. The background for this consideration of genius is really the rattling of culture and the disruption of the…

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Grace with Wings

 Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I like to keep up with awards but sometimes I cannot do so. The timing is off somehow. Today the time is fine to do a post that is “late”.  Retrograde cycles are excellent for catching up with what seems to be temporarily cast aside. With Mercury, this can apply to writing.

Annesquared is a very cool blogger friend who nominated me back in July 2014. We had an excellent communion when I gifted her with a free telephone reading on one of my blog giveaways. She blogs about being an INTJ and other very interesting, diverse topics. Thank you Anne for recognizing the intuitive healer in me by taking a chance and helping me spread my wings. I am grateful for this award and your support.

Since inspiration is something I highly value, I am happy to receive this token and pass it on to others that inspire me.

Rules

1. Display the logo of the award.
2. Link to who nominated me.
3. Say seven things about yourself.
4. Nominate  fifteen other bloggers
5. And in doing said nomination, link over to them

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SEVEN SAVVY SELF STATEMENTS

1- I adore old buildings and places with plenty of history. I can often sense the character of a place by walking around and taking in the energy.

2- I am told that I have a great sense of humor, especially when I am not being so “serious”. I enjoy irony, word-play, and yes, sarcasm from time to time. Working on letting the sarcasm go.

3- I like walking outside in the Winter when the air is clean and crisp. Love how alive I feel and seeing my breath as I exhale.

4- Room temperature water is my favorite drink, not too cold. I rarely go anywhere without some water. 

5- I was born without a gall bladder and was horrified that I lived so long in the dark. Do you wonder if you may be missing an organ or two? One of the reasons this is underreported is that we can live fine without some of them ( lungs, heart, brain are essential) and most people would not know unless they are having particular medical problems. I wonder if my original people are gall bladder less?

6- I am becoming more comfortable looking silly or goofy. This is a real shift for me.

7- I have so many famous friends in my dreams. Once I dreamed I was hanging out with Julia Roberts ( a fellow Scorpio) and offered to do her chart for free. When I wake up it seems odd that I don’t know Julia or Brad Pitt, Mick Jagger, Cameron Diaz. Maybe my parallel self is an entertainer and moves in these circles while awake.

In these very exciting yet confusing times, inspiration can be as necessary as oxygen and water. Physical reality can be so fast paced, contradictory, and overwhelming.

Inspiration can be described as grace with wings.

So in that spirit, let me introduce you to my nominees:

http://cindyknoke.com/

A picture is worth a million words when Cindy takes them.

https://wheredreamsbecomereal.wordpress.com/

Renate’s stories are so rich with meaning and depth of soul.

https://inwestphiladelphia.wordpress.com/

newish blog with such heart ~ adore the exuberance and love for my old college ‘hood.

https://karinfinger.wordpress.com/

Karin’s take on spirit is nuanced with layer upon layer of consciousness and truth.

http://juliannevictoria.com/

Julie’s love of life and optimism/ truth are splashed all over her blog pages.

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Some of these blogs are well established, with tons of readers and “cred”.  Others are just beginning to catch fire and take flight.

Mixed metaphor? Oh well..

Needless to say, I walk away feeling understood, enriched, and renewed in a very personal way.

Grace has a way of showing itself to me in such a manner. What about you?

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