Yesterday was my ,ahem, 60th birthday. Today Democracy was salvaged and Fascism averted. What will top these events tomorrow?
I am not prepared to post any new material yet, but want to reblog this post about my city, my country, and what it means to evolve as spirit in human form in this now moment. I pray for reset, unity, and reconciliation on this precious planet. Can we find a way to see light in every living creation? May separation be healed and the New Earth take hold.
According to Webster’s dictionary, Revolution is the action by a celestial body of going round in an orbit or elliptical course, completion of a course (as of years), a sudden, radical, or complete change, and a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something : a change of paradigm.
I like how all the different meanings coalesce and vibe off each other. Time and movement can inform change in action and in philosophy. The times we live in now show us how history impacts the present and how different perspectives inform the shifting of our future.
It is not an accident that a Lunar Eclipse is occurring this year on America’s birthday. While the entire planet is in major transition, so many look to the US for answers. The US or ” us ” is a hot mess right now, but has been for many decades…
” You gotta learn how to zig when you wanna zag. ” Wise words from my former supervisor at the rehab where I worked. I use them all the time, talking myself down when I feel powerless in handling a situation. Most people would not call me flexible and when someone does, I feel like I have made a significant change. WP just gave me a good scare to reinforce the theme of today’s blog, acting as a catalyst for change. Some readers know I am not all that tech savvy. I find it miraculous that I learned how to blog mostly on my own. But when WP unceremoniously switched me today to the Block Editor, I was really stuck. After trying to figure it out , I became quite overwhelmed. Then I began to go into crisis mode, but I went over to my reader and saw that the first blog in the feed was entitled Trust. That was my sign not to give up. I eventually found a way, albeit possibly temporarily, to still blog in Classic Mode. I also saw how fast my thoughts deteriorated into a catastrophic storyline.
Saturn, pictured above, recently stationed direct on September 29th, signaling a return to progress and form. Let’s say this statement comes with some fine print. 2020 has been prophesied by many astrologers as a major game changer and the month ahead is no exception. Saturn and Pluto ( who stationed direct today October 4th) moving forward bodes well in general. But both planets are still dancing together with Jupiter in Capricorn and will be making several challenging squares to Mars retrograde in Aries and Sun in Libra. The encouraging news is that even with Mercury retrograding soon , all of the traditional malefics ( Mars, Saturn, and Pluto ) are in cardinal signs. Cardinal energy adds action and enthusiasm and agency, and we could all use that about now.
These energies are very powerful and transformative. I have the big 3 ( Pluto Saturn and Jupiter) currently transiting my 12th house, which does not bode well for optimism, but does favor subconscious attitude readjustment. It also improves the connection with all that is nonsensory and energetic. I am happy to report that I have completed my Reiki I training. There is still much to absorb but I am really glad I achieved this goal. I am also excited that my art class begins on Tuesday. In addition I was able to manifest two job interviews this week that allow working remotely from home. It is possible that my high from completing my attunement and getting the interviews caused a flare up of my GI troubles. It is interesting that I recently read how Mars retrograde can cause health flare ups, which makes sense to me with natal Mars in the 6th house of health. Or it could have been faulty thinking that led to a setback. Or both. Or neither.
Today I am feeling improved and excited for the first interview tomorrow. I am a bit out of practice, but I will remind myself how much I have to offer. Speaking of which, a recent email heading tonight eased my mind. The title said Offers Are Coming Your Way. Well, how about that? This synch is quite encouraging!
I subscribe more and more to the importance of paying attention to one’s thought patterns and the outside environment. Mindfulness and gratitude have helped me cultivate more patience and hope. This doesn’t mean I am completely unaffected by the shitshow in my country for which the word surreal can seem insufficient. I just don’t have a better word in my vocabulary so surreal will have to do. Yet, I am learning to surrender more and more. I recommend mindfulness, meditation, anger reduction, and exercise as ways to improve resilience and focus. All practices are not for everyone so your mileage may vary. Astrology is not a panacea that will solve all conflicts but it can point one in the right direction.
Please send me some love for this coming week as many changes are in play. While I am becoming more adept at coping with this tumultuous year, I am still a work in progress. Just don’t mess with the Classic Editor because I don’t want to zigzag right off the rails. I just love blogging for all of you way too much.
all non-feature images courtesy of wikipedia.org, public domain
Can’t we all get along? This is a famous quote spoken by Rodney King whose brutal attack by police in 1992 sparked the Los Angeles Riots. Sometimes it seems little has changed, but I know better. As the Equinox approaches with the Sun entering Libra, thoughts of equality, justice, civility, relationship and harmony all weigh heavily on my heart.
There is light at the end of the pier, tunnel, and within all hearts. I consider myself a passionate person who has tempered some of this energy as I have matured. Yet my passion has been quite stirred on social media lately when it comes to the division around politics, COVID-19, belief systems, and the push to “take a side.” I have had to be more cautious on Facebook and even here on my beloved WP. I have lost some readers and followers because of my opinions. Have any of you experienced this too?
I work so hard to not react, or better yet, react with kindness and compassion. My opinions and beliefs continue to evolve and I think this is a good thing. What bothers me the most is the cruelty displayed online, especially by those who call themselves spiritual. So many of these beliefs and actions have a high stakes quality because decisions made can cost human life and affect the planet in so many negative ways. Life was so much simpler when I was a teenager or young adult and was so sure I knew everything, so full of myself, ha!
I hate having to worry about censoring myself around people I consider to be my friends. Sometimes I just avoid a post, Meme or comment and simply move on. I am not that interested in convincing anyone to take my side. I just feel such sadness about how many lives have been lost or hurt due to this cancerous division that has taken over our universe. Some choices are deadly and the intensity keps amping up.
As always, I look for guidance, usually within , through mindfulness, meditation, writing, walking and now- by practicing Reiki on myself and my environment. I know I cannot be hurt by anyone and that no-thing is truly personal. But it still can sting. So I am sharing another Lorie Ladd video that I found helpful.
While I do not adhere to all of Lorie’s belief systems, I know her heart. She is gentle, sincere, and real. She also does her best to welcome diversity of ideas within her community. This video explains her current take on the energies as guided by and through the Galactic Federation of Light. It is so interesting that I find so much diversity within the Spiritual community; never before have I witnessed such division and negativity. Let me know how you see this phenomenon in the comments. Can we agree to disagree without “cancelling each other” ? I hope so.
It has been about 2 months since I took pictures while walking outside. I was a bit surprised to learn it has been this long. But as I have stated often, my neighborhood has been less inviting as strangers have hijacked it to get to the park. I am a HSP ( highly sensitive person) with a crabby, cranky, moody Mars in Cancer who rather avoid conflict than swim in murky waters. But the weather has been cooler and I know I need to move this body more so I took a walk yesterday, bringing my phone with me. I want you to know I have not been totally locked in for 6 months. While I was most cautious in the beginning, I go for a drive about 2-3 times a week and also leave my home to do laundry and take out the trash. I prefer fall weather and am setting a goal to move around more.
I have been making small changes recently that I know are good for my well being. I have begun letting go of small battles I have been waging , all about money. I have concluded that the amount of money or even the principle behind the issue are not as important as my peace of mind. I keep reminding myself I do not have to think about these issues again. I have invested way too much energy in matters that do not truly matter. I suspect there are more of these remaining if I choose to delve deeper. Lorie Ladd and others have said that Gaia is already firmly in 5D frequency. Lorie suggested by going outside one can feel into the peace. So I went out yesterday ( and briefly today) to do a little energetic detective work. Here are some more shots from yesterday’s walk. Please note that my focus is primarily color and use of light.
I cannot honestly say what 5D feels like, but I sensed an expansion and peace that was very comforting and loving. I have had numerous transcendent experiences such as OOB, lucid dreams, etc, but cannot distinguish between the differing frequencies. All I know is that being out in nature or simply gazing at nature is lighter than not doing so.
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It all began with setting an intention to receive a symbol from Source. The other day ( was it yesterday?) I asked for a carriage. Today I was curious about viewing Barnes Takeout Art Talk on YouTube and chose the Glackens piece above because of the pastel colors and soft lines. Later on the video I noticed a horse drawn carriage on the upper left hand side. Yes! I exclaimed, here’s my sign!
Glackens was an impressionist painter from Philadelphia and a close friend of Albert Barnes. This piece is described as both an sketch and a painting and I am quite taken with it. The carriage is just a bonus.
When I examine my current take on my spiritual journey, I strive to bring it to down to basics. There is so much noise “out there” and my soul relies on simplicity and silence. Where do I stand on Ascension, QAnon, WayFair, The US presidential election, and so much more? How does any of this connect to finding a fulfilling job that I can see as part of my evolving career? I keep following the thread. I may be entertained by a belief system or teacher or pundit. Lord knows I spend so much time reading, viewing, listening ( via my new love Audible), and processing overwhelming amounts of data. I know that the limits of my senses will not give me answers, nor will my attachment to a particular teacher or personality outside of my self. It has to go deeper. It does not have to feel comfortable but it has to feel authentically true. That is the work of my higher self to reveal to my embodied human self.
I used to be so decisive but lately I work diligently to take in multiple points of view. It is no secret that we are failing as a people and that life does not have to be so hard for so many. That much I am sure of. The different terms and labels do not clarify anything for me. Words ( and as a writer I am fond of words) fall short of eliciting meaning from socio-political-psycho-spiritual constructs. They only add more fog to the mix.
So I am going to showcase a few more from the Glackens archives and keep following a thread until it leads me somewhere that pops in my soul. Until when the next thread arrives, and so on.
Let’s keep creating and supporting each other, irregardless of the temporary opinions we espouse at any given moment. If you are for love and hope and restoring light, we got this!
images courtesy of wikiart.org and the barnesfoundation.org
As Quakers will say ” This speaks to my condition.” I have had several nudges about embodiment of self and taking sole responsibility for my feelings and choices. This post clearly expresses embodied enlightenment. ❤
The other day at the cafe I asked my coffee buddy, who is a military vet, and suffers from PTSD, chronic arthritis, scoliosis, has a heart condition, and has to wear a catheter….a hypothetical question. If he was given a choice to have a completely upgraded body, through easy body replacement parts, perhaps with nanotechnology, and for free….would he do it?
I did not expect to return here so soon, but here I am with a recommendation. Last night through early morning was another dark period. I developed a headache, congestion and a cough. I went to a sad place with fears of COVID and annihilation. I slept restlessly, plagued with short, dramatic dreams and “visions” of souls on the astral? ( not certain.) I rested a good while in bed, telling myself I can sleep as long as I want. Why do I have this recurring worry that I have something important to do? Nowadays I have less to do than I have in a very long time.
Peace has come upon me once I took my temperature and noticed the cough has not escalated. I wonder if part of the reason I get symptoms so often is because of my empathic abilities. In any case, I feel less anxious and much more grounded. While still “unwell “, I am not catastrophizing. Rather, I am sitting with the peace.
Lorie Ladd is my latest go-to YouTube person. A few bloggers have posted about her and one of my offline teachers also follows her. I watched a video about her journey last night and I related to her strongly. I find her to be down to earth, enthusiastic, genuine, and nurturing. I just like her! After watching some of her videos, I noticed my confidence return. I felt like someone actually sees me now, without judgment. Perhaps her heartfelt message contributed to my reboot.
This video is her latest energy update. It is informative, straightforward, and delivered with grace. She is natural and vulnerable and I can tell that she really cares about waking us up. I do not guarantee you will agree with me, nor does that matter. I feel led to share her message and to thank my lovely blogging community.
Thank you all for doing what you do, be it poetry, painting, prose, photography, reblogging, or just speaking your truth in a unique way. We all make a difference and are stronger together. I do not always agree with every idea I read or hear, but I respect the intention to spread consciousness.
Update: Warning, this is a spoiler alert about Westworld. In Season 2 Westworld enters the life extension business. How’s that for another synchronicity?
Happy New Gemini Moon everyone! Before the moon moves into Cancer, I want to get this post out about consciousness, a very mercurial subject. I stumbled upon an article about Pete Buttigieg and decided to take a look. The article contains an interview with Mayor Pete about how he is spending his time nowadays. I was astonished to discover we have the same viewing habits! When asked about what he is watching , this is his reply: ” We got pretty deep into “Westworld.” I know I’m like five years late on that. We’re starting to get into this show “Upload.” I am also just starting Westworld and just completed Upload and am completely obsessed with both of these shows. While Pete and I have little in common outwardly, I am wondering why he is drawn to these shows. This synch came on the heels of my watching the Season 1 finale of Westworld which I cannot stop thinking about. Yes, it is THAT GOOD.
I will try not to spoil anything here, but I have to share the basic premise of Season 1, and maybe the entire series. Westworld is about an adult theme park featuring AI set in 19th Century Western United States. It is a place where guests can come and explore all their fantasies without any consequences. Over time it becomes clear that the AI “hosts” are retaining some of their memories of being exploited and abused by the guests. When they are ” killed” they are brought back online and awaken from an allegedly dreamless sleep. However, many of the characters begin to evolve based on retaining memories and developing intuition and wisdom. They become sentient beings, likely to evolve past the humans who created them. Once they awaken, they cannot revert back to who they were before and life has permanently changed. This is similar in some ways to Upload, which is where a young man who dies in a car accident and whose girlfriend signs him up for life extension. Life extension is a process whereby a technician uploads one’s consciousness onto an avatar so humans can still be “alive “. In Upload we see what happens to the main character and his “angel” while he roams around a for-profit luxury virtual afterlife. Upload is a dramedy yet also about moral evolution and awakening within a virtual reality.
So much of my favorite entertainment, both old and new, revolves around this theme – Groundhog Day, The Good Place, Vanilla Sky, and Black Mirror’s San Junipero episode, just to name a few. In all these shows and movies, the main character(s) are altered somehow while asleep or unconscious. Eventually they discover the key to enlightenment. The repetition of this theme is not random, at least I do not see it that way. Westworld in particular emphasizes how humans and AI operate within loops and rely on their “stories” to define identity. It is suggested that awakening requires that we abandon the narratives and make the best choices we can, knowing that there is still some programming interfering with absolute free will. This had me considering the notion of the inmates running the asylum, as the actual “asylum personnel” are interested only in conformity, control, and monetization of the enslaved. Naturally I landed on the familiar Matrix notion that we live in a simulation and need to free ourselves.
All life is sentient or at least has the potential to become sentient. Isn’t it interesting how much entertainment “programming ” focuses on rebooting aka reincarnation? I welcome your thoughts on this in the comments below. While Westworld has too much violence ( like The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, and other HBO darlings) and Upload can be a bit campy, they are excellent opportunities to see evolution in action. As someone who often remembers dreams and can occasionally go lucid, I hope I can forge ahead with my own ascension, pandemic or not.
Many have prophesied that one-third of our planet would be aligned with fifth dimensional consciousness by September 28, 2015. This is called the 1st wave of ascension. I do not know if I feel any different. My experience of time and space has been altered for quite some time. According to Matt Kahn and others, this is not an intellectual exercise. It is all about the heart.
One way that I perceive insights is by noticing or attracting novel tidbits from pop culture. The internet is typically the medium that transmits these nuggets towards my awareness. Music and movies are two of my go-tos and this gem via Facebook got my attention. The film Aladdin is going to be released in digital format soon. To celebrate this new edition, the original singers from the film reunited on Good Morning America to sing A Whole New World. I am including the…
In preparation for my future submission to Barbara’s next free E-Book about A Magical New Earth, I am posting my entry to the 3rd installment of the True Awakening Series. Free downloads for all 3 Awakening PDF E -Books are located on the right column of my blog home page. Enjoy!
Here is my contribution to A Selection of True Awakening Stories, Part III, created and organized by the magnificent Barbara. Thanks to my dear friend Barbara for making this all possible and gently nudging me to dig deeper into my being and scoop out some goodies to convert into the written word!
This project will be converted to a free e-book for all to enjoy and savor with glee. The previous two e-books are available for download on the right sidebar of my site’s home page.
I would suggest you read or re-read my previous two awakening stories listed below to gain a broader understanding of my journey:
This third installment will cover my “travels” from early 2016 until this present moment. While not much has really changed at the surface level, there has been tremendous energetic shifts just below the surface. Many of…