Time Machine Blogging Challenge: We are ON!

The challenge begins today, October 1st and we have some vacancies to fill. I am looking for people to fill the 5th, 7th, and 8th. Any takers? Please pass this on via social media. Thanks in advance. I have a feeling this is going to be an incredible blogging adventure!

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I am so excited about tomorrow September 17, 2015. While our friend Mercury is moving retrograde in Libra until October 9th, Saturn is leaving Scorpio for good ( until November 2041) and moving into Sagittarius. Personally this is a BIG deal as it is heading for the second time towards my Midheaven. This is often a pinnacle in one’s public life. I know that the time is now, and it is quite exciting. I do not want to wait until the next transit in another 29 years or so  to see what happens. I want to live in the present.

Having said that, many of you know I am a fool for time travel and all manipulation of time. Way back in early 2013 I created one of my very first posts about music. I  called it Timeless Tunes, which exemplifies my fondness for playing with this malleable dimension. Maybe it’s an occupational hazard of being an astrologer, but I am totally mesmerized by our perception of past, present, and future.

My interest in manifestation is catching up to my obsession with time. I have posted frequently about intention and how one state of being influences another. Here’s an example just from today: I am driving home this afternoon, taking in the beauty of early autumn. I am quickly reminded of my first fall in Philadelphia and all that it represents. I thought about my work, my education, my roommates, and the man I dated. I began to wonder how I could take my current spiritual awareness and infuse it into that critical time in my life. Lo and behold when I got home I opened a link to a therapy practice that a friend recommended for a potential job. The name of the practice seemed familiar, but I had never worked there. I visit the site and see the name of that same former boyfriend listed as one of the clinicians. I could not believe my eyes! How powerful are our thoughts when lit up with intention! Can we also infuse our past with wisdom from our future selves ( meaning our present selves today.) ?

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So in the spirit of the new ( Saturn re-entering Sag) merging with the not so new ( Mercury moving back through Libra), I propose a blogging challenge:

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Thank you Sindy for creating this cool challenge badge! I am open for more badge creations if others are interested. What did I say earlier about manifestation! This badge arrived in less than 24 hours.

Directions: Pick a time in your life that was critical to your development. You can go back or forwards in time. It can be real or imagined. After all, it is real if you imagine it!

Choose an idea or a skill or a value you hold dear in the present and infuse it into that time period.

Share your story of what happens to positively impact your life.

Choose a date in the comments section. Link your post to this one and also link to the blogger who follows you in the challenge. There is no limit to the amount of bloggers or how long the challenge will last. I will keep track of the dates and list them here.

When I was thinking of the challenge in the car, I was on the fence. But when I saw my ex boyfriend’s name on the website I realized that I was given this idea to pass on. Life is really amazing sometimes and I want to capitalize on it by organizing a challenge. I have not done this in a great while ( almost a year) so I hope I can drum up lots of Sag enthusiasm.

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With Jupiter opposing Neptune,Virgo, Libra and Aries highlighted by the eclipses, and the aforementioned Mercury and Saturn transits, we are in for a season of big dreams, reworking of relationships to self  and others, and the crystallization of intentions. The cosmic plate is heaped high with unrealized potential. However, it requires planning and discernment ( Virgo), negotiation and equity ( Libra) exuberance and generosity of spirit ( Jupiter/Sag), and more than a dash of patience and discipline ( Saturn) and clear direct communication ( Mercury).

So let’s rally together and share our dreams in this blogging challenge. Writing our stories gives them power and also makes them sing. Fuel up your time machines and let’s blast into the cosmos!

 Please join me in this community project as we co create a lighter planet for all.

While we await the changing of the planetary guard tomorrow, how about singing along for some added energy and inspiration?

Let’s make every day a Brand New Day

Challenge Dates ~ 

October 1 : Amy

October 2: Sindy

October 3: Ka

October 4: Julianne

October 5:

October 6: Leigh

October 7:

October 8:

October 9: Odie &OM

October 10: Tiramit

October 11: Sue

October 12: Sarah

October 13: Jamie

October 14: Michael

October 15:

October 16: Mary

October 17:

October 18:

October 19:

October 20:

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111 GLOBAL PARTY

I was inspired to use my random post oracle to select a timely post to celebrate this historic weekend. Here is what I found! Wishing everyone a glorious Total Lunar Eclipse at 4 degrees Libra. This highlights my 2nd house cusp so I am curious to see what arises!

Did you know that the Global Citizen Festival is happening now in NYC? Seems like my Star Wars post oracle knew! May the force by with us !

Infinite love to all, Linda litebeing

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Welcome to this special 111 GLOBAL PARTY!!

Please join me now and pick up a glass and to toast to my followers, readers, fellow bloggers, and friends of litebeing chronicles. Make yourselves at home: grab some food, play some tunes, visit some posts and pages – I have made some revisions ( gotta see my story ) so you might like to check out what you may have missed. There’s an open bar and sit down meal featuring some international favorites. Please dance to some global and old school beats or chill and hang out. Don’t forget the special giveaways at the end of the party….

 Cheers to good friends, creativity, WordPress, and the joy of blogging!

Menu

champagne or sparkling cider ( to toast)

Appetizer Buffet

guacamole, salsa, hummus, tzatziki, baba ganoush

 crudites and tortilla chips

organic salad  and fruit bar

assorted sushi and sashimi

lobster rolls – connecticut style

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Coming out of the Dark: Saturn’s Voyage and So Much More

Now it can be told. Saturn in Scorpio teaches us how to survive what is impossible to survive, after which we end up one way or another on the other side of life. We learn how to heal ourselves as it teaches us healing power by revealing hidden metaphysical truths we need our courage to accept.

Everyone on Earth has been touched. It’s as if some creature has come along and slashed you with a big knife, and as it casually walks away, it casually tosses over its shoulder, “Grow up!”

How to live with that and go on? When it first happens, you find yourself crushed under a vast mountain of inconsolable pain. You are paralyzed under the weight of it. You despair of ever being able to move again. One day you wiggle your toes. After a while an inch by inch you crawl out from under the mountain of unbearable pain. Eventually (and it is inevitable) you set up a new life, away from the Mountain of Unbearable Pain, but not too far from it.

Close enough to feel twinges now and then, but mercifully far enough away so that the Mountain doesn’t block the light.

It’s inevitable.

This is where we are.

Michael Lutin  at http://www.michaellutin.com/

There is way too much going on energetically for me to catch up, event by event. Astrology is very organic and intuitive for me. And experiential. My astrological wisdom grows leaps and bounds via client work and the life experiences of myself and my inner circle. Popular culture  also strongly informs my understanding , as many followers of this blog know well by now. So I am presenting tonight a fusion of Saturn’s travels, the recent Solar Eclipse in Virgo, Mercury retrograde in Libra, and today’s equinox ( Fall in the Northern Hemisphere, Spring in the Southern Hemisphere).

Let’s start with Saturn who happens to also be my Traditional Chart Ruler ( much to my dismay, efforts to deny it are futile!) Michael Lutin’s interpretation of Saturn in Scorpio was  posted on September 11th. I see his contribution to be especially significant for this most recent re-entry into Scorpio and eventual forward movement back into Sagittarius. When I first read it, I got chills. I strongly relate to the mountain of pain and the surprising ability to end up on the other side of unbearable grief. This particular leg of the Saturn transit coincided with transiting Pluto conjunct my natal Saturn. Imagine Pluto Saturn squared.  This transit exacerbated illness , extreme physical pain, and grief compared with the last one about 29 years ago. The extra Pluto Saturn punch affected me profoundly in ways that I was not prepared for. Dexter passed away shortly after Saturn marched back into Scorpio and the losses keep coming. I just learned today that a family member tragically passed away. This happened about a week ago with Saturn still in the tail end of Scorpio. Thinking about how many lives have been affected blows me away. A little boy will grow up without his mother and my heart breaks for those who were closely connected to this young woman. I am on the other side of the mountain now, but still very close. I can see it across from me and occasionally I find myself back there.

But here’s the thing: I have no clue how I survived. Was I guided? Was I carried? I just don’t recall how I got here. Maybe this is what is meant by the phrase ” God comforts you while you are in pain.” Spirit does not lift it from you. But maybe Spirit simply allows you to make your way safely through.

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I pulled this card from the Goddess Tarot for the New Virgo moon /Solar Eclipse and it is perfect for me:

FIVE OF CUPS
Three cups have tipped over, spilling their magical water. But not all is lost—two cups are
still full.
Meanings: Disappointment with intimate relationships, disillusionment, sadness.
Concentrating on problems instead of assets. Desire to move on.

I truly believe that there were at least 2 cups filled throughout the recent past and they remain filled today. The woman in the card is still surrounded by sadness and disillusionment, but abundance is evident. I do have a desire to move on and I have taken steps to do so. It does seem like a push-pull phenomenon, yet it is better than moving backward  or staying stuck in quicksand. I still have some work to do regarding shifting my attention away from problems, but the word momentum has started showing up recently and I see that as a sign.

Before we can fully move on collectively, the retrograde requires our attention ( not to mention, but I will anyway, the Pluto station). Currently I am integrating the Libra energies currently strong with Mercury, today’s Equinox, and the upcoming Full Blood Moon/ Lunar Eclipse.

LIBRA = liberty, peace, justice, harmony, balance, negotiation, diplomacy, relating to self/other, liberation, beauty, romance, symmetry, grace, refinement.

I think I have the library concept down already, but the others deserve contemplation. Libra rules my 8th house and this is a house of mystery.   It keeps revealing more of itself to me as I move through time. Or time moves through me! I see Liberty, Justice, and Balance being played out on the world stage as well. The US presidential campaign, the Pope’s Cuba and US tour, the Syrian refugee crisis, and the transgender movement are just a few of the issues  and events that can benefit from the higher nature of Libra. Time will tell how conflicts are mediated and human rights are recognized.

This post is rather lengthy ~ 1111 words!, so I am going to wrap things up. I recently heard an old song on one of the TV music channels that gave me pause. I had not heard it in years and frankly forgot how meaningful it was to me at one time. Music never seems to fail me.

The song is Coming Out of the Dark by Gloria Estefan and it describes her experience of surviving and recovering from a major bus accident. It is an appropriate ending for this discussion on transformation and recovery.

I have faith that I am coming out of the dark ever so slowly. While there are still mountains to climb ( Saturn is always somewhere), I have a sense that there is a powerful shift coming.

Blessings on this Equinox to all and may we all shift towards global peace and harmony together.

Please listen to this uplifting song of healing:

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PS : Come join my blogging challenge!

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Time Machine Blogging Challenge

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I am so excited about tomorrow September 17, 2015. While our friend Mercury is moving retrograde in Libra until October 9th, Saturn is leaving Scorpio for good ( until November 2041) and moving into Sagittarius. Personally this is a BIG deal as it is heading for the second time towards my Midheaven. This is often a pinnacle in one’s public life. I know that the time is now, and it is quite exciting. I do not want to wait until the next transit in another 29 years or so  to see what happens. I want to live in the present.

Having said that, many of you know I am a fool for time travel and all manipulation of time. Way back in early 2013 I created one of my very first posts about music. I  called it Timeless Tunes, which exemplifies my fondness for playing with this malleable dimension. Maybe it’s an occupational hazard of being an astrologer, but I am totally mesmerized by our perception of past, present, and future.

My interest in manifestation is catching up to my obsession with time. I have posted frequently about intention and how one state of being influences another. Here’s an example just from today: I am driving home this afternoon, taking in the beauty of early autumn. I am quickly reminded of my first fall in Philadelphia and all that it represents. I thought about my work, my education, my roommates, and the man I dated. I began to wonder how I could take my current spiritual awareness and infuse it into that critical time in my life. Lo and behold when I got home I opened a link to a therapy practice that a friend recommended for a potential job. The name of the practice seemed familiar, but I had never worked there. I visit the site and see the name of that same former boyfriend listed as one of the clinicians. I could not believe my eyes! How powerful are our thoughts when lit up with intention! Can we also infuse our past with wisdom from our future selves ( meaning our present selves today.) ?

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So in the spirit of the new ( Saturn re-entering Sag) merging with the not so new ( Mercury moving back through Libra), I propose a blogging challenge:

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Thank you Sindy for creating this cool challenge badge! I am open for more badge creations if others are interested. What did I say earlier about manifestation! This badge arrived in less than 24 hours.

Directions: Pick a time in your life that was critical to your development. You can go back or forwards in time. It can be real or imagined. After all, it is real if you imagine it!

Choose an idea or a skill or a value you hold dear in the present and infuse it into that time period.

Share your story of what happens to positively impact your life.

Choose a date in the comments section. Link your post to this one and also link to the blogger who follows you in the challenge. There is no limit to the amount of bloggers or how long the challenge will last. I will keep track of the dates and list them here.

When I was thinking of the challenge in the car, I was on the fence. But when I saw my ex boyfriend’s name on the website I realized that I was given this idea to pass on. Life is really amazing sometimes and I want to capitalize on it by organizing a challenge. I have not done this in a great while ( almost a year) so I hope I can drum up lots of Sag enthusiasm.

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With Jupiter opposing Neptune,Virgo, Libra and Aries highlighted by the eclipses, and the aforementioned Mercury and Saturn transits, we are in for a season of big dreams, reworking of relationships to self  and others, and the crystallization of intentions. The cosmic plate is heaped high with unrealized potential. However, it requires planning and discernment ( Virgo), negotiation and equity ( Libra) exuberance and generosity of spirit ( Jupiter/Sag), and more than a dash of patience and discipline ( Saturn) and clear direct communication ( Mercury).

So let’s rally together and share our dreams in this blogging challenge. Writing our stories gives them power and also makes them sing. Fuel up your time machines and let’s blast into the cosmos!

 Please join me in this community project as we co create a lighter planet for all.

While we await the changing of the planetary guard tomorrow, how about singing along for some added energy and inspiration?

Let’s make every day a Brand New Day

Challenge Dates ~ 

October 1 : Amy

October 2: Sindy

October 3: Ka

October 4:

October 5:

October 6: Leigh

October 7:

October 8:

October 9: Odie &OM

October 10: Tiramit

October 11: Sue

October 12: Sarah

October 13:

October 14: Michael

October 15:

October 16: Mary

October 17:

October 18:

October 19:

October 20:

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12 Important and Simple steps… How to get through the Shift of Consciousness NOW…

Barbara’s suggestions are excellent and worth repeating over and over again. So I have chosen to reblog them here for you all to enjoy. I am having a fabulous day. Wishing you love on this stirring Sunday.

much lite, Linda

Me, My Magnificent Self

www.memymagnificentself.comI find myself living in similar circumstances to 2 ½ years ago when I experienced the high vibrational energies that are coming in to help Humankind shift their consciousness from love to fear. I felt the effects on my physical body, especially my face that became dry, red, sore and peeling and challenged my personal identity with beauty. You can read here my post. The Intense light energy continues to literally pour down, rebalancing the magnetics on Earth and within all Humankind. IAM obviously still releasing my identity with beauty as my scalp burns with fire and scales in challenging ways. Thankfully I know what is happening and can remain calm and balanced… the majority of the time… and am able to ride through this shift of consciousness reasonably unscathed.

You may find these links interesting to look at, they show images of beams of light being observed around the world… beforeitsnews, allnewspipeline, watch…

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Roger and Me

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As Saturn makes its way out of Scorpio and we head towards a New Virgo Moon/ Solar Eclipse this Sunday, I find myself slowing down, taking stock, and listening deeper. While I consider myself a good listener, I still prefer talking. But talking rarely reveals spiritual secrets. Deep listening is one part of deepening awareness. Meditation, Dreamtime, and nature time are where I tend to uncover more. Music, art, and being in or near water also work well for me. Another surprising vehicle is popular culture. Reality TV shows, computer games; at times they play an important role in my development. Call me an atypical lightworker ( or liteworker) and you would be correct!

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While I am not a medium, I do appreciate the gift and the huge responsibilities that go along with it. I can easily imagine how they go through life. It seems like this particular type of sensitivity is becoming more mainstream. Mediums are trendy now in the US, with shows like The Long Island Medium and Monica the Medium. I really like this new show about Monica who is a college student at Penn State. I have observed her demeanor as rather compassionate and she appears to be quite gifted. As an empath myself, I enjoy seeing how she navigates between the physical and the spirit worlds. This young woman seems to be very authentic and I appreciate that distinction. Not everyone turns out to be what they call themselves. Discernment is critical for those on the path.  For local readers, the State College location is ironic. Happy Valley, as they call it, is a fabulous campus, out in the rural mountainous splendor of Central PA. I can report it is beautiful and a great place to be young. But it is as conservative as the day as long..

But I digress.. You are probably wondering at this point who Roger is and what is he doing Bernhard_Plockhorst_-_Schutzengelwith me. I am getting there, I promise! The last week or so my sleep has been disrupted. I have been bothered by lots of outside noise and lousy weather. Thunderstorms have left me on edge recently. I have had more nightmares and unpleasant dreams. This is atypical for me. I am no stranger to dubious recurring dreams or a spell of insomnia, but I rarely have nightmares. I have been waking up in the middle of the night screaming. I am now seeing odd objects and figures upon awakening. Not just in the dream, but upon awakening! Fortunately they fade almost instantly, but are disturbing nevertheless.

One object I saw the other night was pleasant though. It was a large red and green wreath. It reminded me of what people display at Christmas. I wonder if I am witnessing a bleeding of realities or dimensions. I know it is unique for me. Let me repeat, I do not recall ever experiencing this before. But I will not over-analyze. We are living in different times on this planet. Plus my life has been traumatic lately, and some of the trauma is worked out while in non-waking states. I wonder if anyone else has had this happen to them upon awakening?

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The night before last, I was given spiritual guidance. Messages were being channeled into my mind. Could I be listening to an angel?  The phrasing was poetic and the content seemed important. I do not remember one word of it though. I wish I could recall, but figure the information is safe inside of my being.  What I do remember is asking for the name of my guide. I have been fixated on identifying at least 1 guide. I have been told the guardian angel is the best place to start. I finally received a name: Roger 

Who is Roger? The only Roger I know is Mr. Rogers of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. So I consulted Google and found some sites that define names.  I liked this site especially. Roger is defined as a fighter or spearman with an 11 Soul number. Hmmm, I am partial to 11s.  I am not certain that in fact I have a guide named Roger, but this is the closest I have gotten in this process.  I do trust that what occurs between 2 and 4 AM to be more spiritually telling than at other times of day. More movement flows when the veils are thinner.

I also had a Dexter dream the same night. I have had 3 dreams so far,  one with me petting a  miniature Dexter and  two others featuring life-size Dexters on my bed. I felt at peace with him there, as natural as can be. During one dream he tilted his head back, signaling me to rub his head more.

I also had a dream of a tiger biting me, but Tiger is one of my Power Animals so that is different. Dexter did not bite, but my first cat Jasmine certainly did. Jasmine was quite feisty.  I have not had any visitations, more memory residue than anything else. I am fine with this for now.

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But the name Dexter has been showing up in strange places. I play a game on Facebook called Farmville 2. Please don’t judge me, hehe! Anyway, you can buy animals for your virtual farm. Just recently the store has been featuring miniature Dexter Cows! Of course I bought one! I don’t know what a Dexter cow is and I did not research it online. I was just tickled by the prospect that one exists.

Dexter also showed up on a cooking show. I was watching My Grandmother’s Ravioli yesterday and the host was cutting some meat. It was part of a Chinese recipe and as he is cutting he blurts out ” How do you say Dexter in Chinese?”  He was referring to the TV character Dexter, but the timing of this made it special for me. I have heard that your pet is trying to contact you if you begin to see his or her name several times. I have been thinking more of my first cat Jasmine since Dex died. I called her Jazz for short. A new TV show popped up recently about a transgender teenager that I began to watch. The show is called I am Jazz. This was funny since I do not know of any pop culture characters who go by Jazz.

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What messages have you uncovered by deep listening?

 

 

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Pause Exhale Repeat

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Another Labor Day said and done. Another summer over in the ole US of A. Okay. In my world, these artificial delineations don’t really take. I wake up lately not knowing which day it is. Wonder when I will have to start taking notice of these silly details? I have been taking notice of not so silly details. We’ll get to them later..

So much is happening astrologically that it can be overwhelming. Eclipse season, Mercury retrograde, Saturn returning to Sagittarius, yada yada yada. How do we ride the waves?

PAUSE, EXHALE, REPEAT

Writing aka blogging is one choice I make to follow these instructions. Gathering thoughts ( mine, others, the collective,etc) and arranging them into sentences. Choosing images, tags, categories, the whole enchilada. It relaxes me and helps me focus. I highly recommend writing to the uninitiated. Blogging or any creative outlet that allows the real you rise to meet the horizon.

Spent part of my day at the diner with a friend. At first the crowds and noise bothered me. It is an introvert thing. But when our table was ready, I was able to get back in the moment. We got such a great booth, by the window and all the way in the back. The irony here is that on an uncrowded day, I would have requested a particular room. Today we were lucky to just get seated. So imagine my surprise that we got the best booth in the house.

Drinking really good coffee and chatting with a friend was a nice way to spend part of the holiday. The conversation flowed with the coffee and I began to enjoy this crowded space with what seemed like hundreds of other customers.

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After my friend left, I lingered awhile to finish my coffee. I was grooving on the music playing in the background. This diner seems to feature old school sounds from many genres, Rock, soul, pop, blues, jazz, funk. I began to hear the familiar melody of a Grateful Dead song, After careful consideration, I identified Ripple as the tune. Didn’t I just hear that while watching the film Wild this weekend? yup. Wasn’t it also featured by Playing for Change? yup. Wasn’t it also part of the post- concert show on pay per view that I have yet to blog about? yup. Do 3 yups constitute a pattern ? yup.

While I am taking in the soulful sounds, I am thinking about the past few weeks. I have been busy catching up with friends and family and having a wonderful time. The company of others has been healing. My life doesn’t suck right now. hmm…..

I begin to cast my gaze over to a row of pictures across from me as Ripple continues to move along. What do I see but a poster for Casablanca? What are the odds? There is clearly some order to this universe I find myself in, fueled by good coffee and a window view.

Before I grab my purse and head over to the cashier to pay the bill, I remember to

PAUSE, EXHALE, REPEAT

 I plan to carry on with this exercise well into the cooler days, shorter nights, and later months that also end with R. I need more than good coffee to keep these ripples in motion.

If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung
Would you hear my voice come through the music
Would you hold it near as it were your own?

It’s a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken
Perhaps they’re better left unsung
I don’t know, don’t really care
Let there be songs to fill the air

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As Time Goes By..

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Some variable pre – Venus stationing direct musings:

When I reflect on love gone by, I forget most of the details. I appreciate what wasn’t said, what wasn’t seen, what wasn’t heard. I miss the muted palette of true communion.

As much as I love to write, think, speak, read, words are not necessary.

It is all about nuance.

If I were to embark on a new romance, it would be with someone who already knows me. You may wonder ” What does she mean by that?” So I will tell you. I do not mean a doover ( my word for do-over) with a former flame. NO way, Jose. I mean with someone new who’s not really new.

Let me bring in the heavy artillery here to better explain. It would be less like reality TV and more like Casablanca. I highly recommend you follow my link to YouTube to watch the clip I found. It really sets the mood.

Check out this clip: Casablanca

This is one of my favorite films and I don’t especially favor old flicks. This movie is timeless. seamless, subtle, spacious…

Behind the scenes much work is done to make it this way. However, I want a man like Rick, strong and confident and emotionally available. A real man. I could visit Rick’s cafe and feel right at home. Yes, I have dreamed of Morocco many times.

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But it is so much more than the content. These two lovers know one another and it is evident in their facial expressions, body language, energetic flow. Content is fine, but just background to the true narrative. The music, the soulful gazes, the striking black and white, the mystery. Like the Linda Ronstadt song, Just one look is all it took.

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The space between the words is sublime. Eckhart Tolle would approve! This production is so much more than words. This is the love of the Divine in action.

You may think this post is a movie review and you would be mistaken. It is an attempt of mine to articulate what love looks like to me today. I am bored with introductions and quizzes about veggie or gluten-free, dogs or cats, pizza or tacos, Beatles or Stones, Sag or Pisces, climate change or economic equality, PC or Mac, Twitter or Facebook, paper or plastic ( I am kidding here, or am I?)

No more back story, move me towards midplot please!

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No more blazing technicolor for me. Give me muted tones,  soft silhouettes, simple lines. Sharp angles and harsh imagery, not this time. Been there, done that. If there’s to be any drama, it better be classic all the way.

When I reflect on those I truly loved, the highlights were subtle and steeped in sweet simplicity. We already knew one another. Introductions were just formalities to progress the story towards midplot. The residue of love remains to some degree for any I ever loved. We never unlove anyone entirely. That is fine by me.

Venus is going direct on September 6th and this transit has been outwardly quiet for me. Maybe all that inner work of releasing actually made a difference. Or maybe any unfinished business is finally finished. Or perhaps I have changed so much that none of this matters anymore.

I will eventually come to peace with not knowing.

As time goes by..

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September ~ Behold the Parfait

Ahh, finally September. The idea of September comforts me. Maybe it has to do with the Earth Wind and Fire song of the same name, or because it signals the end of humid oppressive weather. Maybe I associate this month with hope.  I am just so ready to move on. But to where, to what?

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When I consider my evolution, the parfait comes to mind. The image above is a strawberry sundae, but you get the idea. It is about the different layers. Reading about parallel universes and varying levels of consciousness have influenced me greatly over the summer. While I draw no conclusions, I see how this metaphor can be effective. Take yesterday for example: I wake up from a positive loving dream. I feel open, confident, and cared for. In waking life, all sorts of shit hits the fan. Most of it stems from dealing with people who lack consciousness. Now I understand there are times when I am one of those people, but I am talking about people who you want to trust, but show you otherwise. You give them the benefit of the doubt and you stretch your patience. You see the beauty within them and hope for the best. When you reach your boundary, you express your feelings with truth and some diplomacy. You receive defensiveness, no accountability, and anger in return.

Have any of you experienced this?

With Venus about to complete her retrograde cycle, I have been feeling sadness deepen within me. This sadness has inspired me in the examining of past relationships. I keep coming back to the quote ” When people show you who they are, believe them.” I learned years ago not to accept one’s words over actions. We are much more than either words or actions, but they are indicators of our level of awareness at a point in time and space.

I am happy to report that I am not judging myself for giving people the benefit of the doubt. I lead with my intuition and I would do so again. When I reflect on past romances and consider excuses, manipulations, and blatant dishonesty, I feel less bitter.

People are flawed and we do the best we can. Like Matt Kahn says, it is not about just hanging out with people at your level or trying to convince others that you know the way. Have you ever called a liar a liar? Have you ever called a manipulator a manipulator? It accomplishes nothing. I refuse to see people who behave this way as reflections of me anymore. It is not that simple and never was.

When I notice how my big open heart invites some to take advantage, I fight the tendency to close down. I enjoy being full of love. My Dexter taught me well. In his absence I truly feel the sadness of being disconnected. I have so few people in my life that really know me and offer me unconditional love. I could adopt another cat and be done with it. I probably will adopt when I am ready.

But in this transitional period I travel from layer to layer. I allow the extreme sadness to stay with me until it dissipates. I enjoy my dream state and meditative states of being. Which layer is more real? I don’t know.   At some levels of consciousness, all is well exactly as it is. I grasp the panoramic view where my soul is delighting in my incarnation. I continue to be grateful for the big and little things, the organic dates and fresh guacamole, the magical powers of probiotics, an unexpected breeze, a smile that appears on my face…

Wishing you a multilayered September full of revelations and love.

 

 

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