Grand Fire Trine Contest/Giveaway

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Today is auspicious in multiple ways. We have Rosh Hashanah,  Navratri , and the recent entrance of the Libra New Moon on the heels of the Equinox ( Fall in the Northern Hemisphere and Spring in the Southern Hemisphere ). Plus Shree of  The Heartsongs Blog is celebrating her birthday today. Happy Birthday my dear friend Shree!

But I am focusing on this afternoon at 2:17 pm EDT when Jupiter in Leo made his way to cross paths with Uranus in Aries to form a trine.

 

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Jupiter trine Uranus in fire is about dramatic, unexpected,radiant, electric, manifestation of change. I even updated my blog look to get into the groove. Then on October 6th Mars in Sagittarius joins the party to from a Grand Fire Trine. Mars adds additional red – hot energy and sizzle to the mix. I am very excited because I have natal Jupiter trine Uranus and Venus trine Uranus all in aspect to the current transits.

 

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Now if you have absolutely no idea what I am talking about, your luck is about to change. Oh yeah, it is time for a contest that is easy to enter and filled with prizes!

I am offering all of my services at a hefty discount to all readers. I am also offering at least 1 free service to a lucky reader of litebeing chronicles. There may be more than 1 free service prize, who knows!

This includes astrological services, dreamwork, or intuitive readings. To qualify, just follow the directions below.

Directions: Just fill out your contact information and the type of service you want on my contact page and include the code DEXTER.

This will be in effect from now until October 6th.

 

Let’s all embrace this time of expansion, creativity and inspiration with optimism , clarity, and open hearts. Thanks also to Debra, Monika, Ka, Julianne, Gray, Amanda, and Sonal for your informative posts about the gods, goddesses, and this season’s festivities.  I am strongly aware at this time of the power and treasures that these archetypes bestow upon humanity. Forgive me if I have not included all the writers whose posts feed me with knowledge of  larger than life deities who grace us mere mortals with their intense presence. Also, a huge thank you to everyone who reads my blog. You ROCK! 

If you have any questions, you can direct them to my contact page or in the comments section.

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Expanded Services *Revisited

* Now that Saturn has stationed direct and more and more Leo energy is dominating the scene, it seems like a good time to promote my services. Please take a peek at my re-post  Expanded Services included below, and consider treating yourself or a friend to a reading!

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As I mentioned in my last post Beautiful Chaos, I have revised my services page by adding new types of readings to the menu of services. In addition to Astrology and Astrological counseling, I now offer Intuitive readings and Dream Interpretations.  As always, these services can be mixed and matched accordingly to your preferences and individual needs.

I have been offering intuitive readings for free, and incorporating the dream work into my therapy practice for many years. Now I am ready to share them both with you!

To get the details, visit my Services Page.

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Have I read for you recently and you found the information helpful and illuminating? Do you have a story to share on how my services made a powerful impact on your life? I am looking to expand my Testimonials Page by including more recommendations on all of my services.

 Interested in spreading the word ?

Please contact me if you are able to offer up a recommendation. Thanks to all those who have already contributed to the page or supported me in other ways. I am very grateful to all of you who believe in me and my calling.

Expanded Services

As I mentioned in my last post Beautiful Chaos, I have revised my services page by adding new types of readings to the menu of services. In addition to Astrology and Astrological counseling, I now offer Intuitive readings and Dream Interpretations.  As always, these services can be mixed and matched accordingly to your preferences and individual needs.

I have been offering intuitive readings for free, and incorporating the dream work into my therapy practice for many years. Now I am ready to share them both with you!

To get the details, visit my Services Page.

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Have I read for you recently and you found the information helpful and illuminating? Do you have a story to share on how my services made a powerful impact on your life? I am looking to expand my Testimonials Page by including more recommendations on all of my services.

 Interested in spreading the word ?

Please contact me if you are able to offer up a recommendation. Thanks to all those who have already contributed to the page or supported me in other ways. I am very grateful to all of you who believe in me and my calling.

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A Dream Sampler ~ My Winter Solstice Tribute

Some readers have been interested in my dream groups, and more specifically the content of my dreams. I have been hesitant to blog about my dreams because I do not like being analyzed. As a psychotherapist, I am sensitive to those who tend to pathologize or judge the inner experiences of others. When I assist another in dream analysis, I take special care to empower the dreamer and avoid labeling or limiting the multitude of layers potentially contained within each dream.

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Having said that, I see that my desire to inspire and advocate for dream work overrides my worries over being labeled or pigeonholed. So I have assembled a dream sampler for you today! This sampler is an assortment of various dream types. All of them have been quite meaningful because they have provided me with guidance or insight into the larger workings of Source as well as my individual psyche. I had this idea swirling around for months but chose to post now in time for the Winter Solstice. I love the night and have the most mind-blowing, soul-stirring adventures while asleep. So here’s to the power of the dark and the majesty of the night..

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This sampler will give you a taste of some interesting types of dreams I have had over the years. I will take you back from the most recent one back in time, to provide some perspective.

Dream 1 –  October 2013

This is a long dream sequence with Richard Gere and a former boyfriend. We are having dinner together, just the 3 of us. We are at a formal function. I am enjoying myself. I discuss with someone ( not sure who) having spent 7 years with this man, but not marrying him. Later I tell people I have met Richard Gere. He looks about 10 years younger than his current age. He has dark hair and is not wearing glasses. At some point the scene jumps to my bedroom and I hear the song ” Up Where We Belong” from the film An Officer and A Gentleman. I tell myself it is okay to listen to this song that once was associated with myself and a different ex-lover.  Richard Gere starred in that film and the title track was ” our song  “- for me and my college boyfriend.

After jotting down some notes in my dream journal, I go online. I go to the AOL page and glance at a headline about Richard Gere. It reads ” My lunch with Dakota Fanning.” I think, hmm maybe I dreamed I was Dakota Fanning. But no, it gets better : He is living in my city and dined with her here. They are filming a movie together in Philly! This article was written just one day before my dream. I had no idea he was working or living here.

http://greatideas.people.com/2013/10/17/richard-gere-dines-on-brown-butter-salmon-get-the-recipe/

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Dream 2 – Lucid Dream, March 2013

I am in my bedroom and I am about to turn on the lamp. I stood up and looked around and knew it was not my room. I told myself ” I am having a lucid dream!” I knew upon opening the bedroom door that an unknown world waits upon my in the hallway. I see a few strangers who appear a few years older than myself. They are gathered around what appears to be a kitchen table. The surroundings are bare white, and not very engaging. I quickly ask myself what do I want to do here? I address the 2 men and 2 women and say ” What do you want to tell me?” I left it open-ended because I did not want to influence their responses. I tried my best to be quiet and really listen. What I heard mostly was unintelligible nonsense. The first man seemed disappointed in me. The first woman asked me to take a seat. I knew they all wanted me to make changes but I was given no direction. One of the women said to change something” even before baby-sitting.” That was the only phrase that I could decipher.

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Dream 3 – Epic Dream, About 2-3 years ago

I call this an epic dream because it was spectacular in scope. I was in Cambodia with my friend who lives there now. He runs a spiritual retreat center. Teaching yoga is one of his many roles at the retreat. We are sitting together with a group and we are up high above the ground. Everything I can see and hear is over the top in color, vibration and scope. It is beautiful beyond words and unlike anything I have seen while awake. We are breathing quickly and deeply and we are also chanting.  I am in an altered state. I am ascending and I am in bliss. When I wake up I am still feeling the peace and ecstasy. I go online almost immediately upon awakening. I go to Facebook and begin to read the news feed. At the very top is a post that reads ” Cambodian Dream”.  I read it and it is a story about my friend’s retreat !

Dream 4 – About 7 years ago

This dream happened on either a Friday or Saturday night. I am at a local Chinese restaurant and I am eating wonton soup. It is the best I had ever tasted. I do not remember much else. Rarely do I try to recreate a dream  while I awake, but on this occasion that is exactly what I did. I had to have that soup.  I went there for lunch that afternoon and ordered the wonton soup. I was seated in a side room where I typically do not sit. It is by the door and also the bar where people order takeout. I am savoring my soup and wondering why I felt so compelled to do this, Close to the end of my meal I notice a woman waiting for her takeout order. She looks vaguely familiar. ‘ I know who she is, Dr. Robin!” Dr. Robin is a psychologist and was a frequent guest on Oprah at the time. I decide to introduce myself.  I tell her that I am a therapist and ask her if she is from this area, She replies that she lives in the Phila. area and often frequents this restaurant. I tell her that I am a fan and very impressed with her success, She is very kind and gracious. I am very pleased that I took the risk of introducing myself. I receive the requisite fortune cookie with my bill. Read the message below! ( I still kept it after all these years.)

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Dream 5 – Pre-cognitive dream, February 1999

Backstory: I am working as a Social Work Supervisor for a unit of Child Welfare workers. One of the workers was in her 40s and taking some time off to have surgery. I will call her Terry. I do not know the details about her health, but on her last day before taking medical leave, I speak to Terry as if I may never see her again. Fast forward a few weeks later, I am told Terry’s  surgery went well and  that she is recovering successfully.

On a Sunday night I am dreaming of Terry. We are going to a service. She tells me it is her aunt’s funeral. I recall very little detail. When I wake up I find it unusual to be dreaming about her. It is Monday morning and I am about to enter my office. Before I could get their, my supervisor stops me. He takes me into his office to tell me that Terry has suddenly passed away!

 

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An interesting dream prompt: I want to end this sampler with a tool that was at my disposal for many years. I created this by trial and error and it worked for a very long time. I had a childhood friend from 6th grade through the end of high school. I will call him Greg. We were not very close but we had some friends in common and we would party together. He was in a band and we both loved the Grateful Dead. We also spent part of our summer together the year after graduation as both our families rented rooms at the same place down the shore. I only saw him once or twice after that summer.

What I noticed was that Greg kept appearing in my dreams. Because he was not a love interest or a very close friend, I did not have a profound emotional link with him. I decided at some point that he would become my prompt. Whenever Greg appeared, I would know that I was dreaming. This went on for several years. I would be in a non-lucid state, notice Greg, and then have the epiphany that I was dreaming. It has been quite some time since he has appeared, but we had a good run! Has anyone tried this or something similar?

Please use the Comments section to share some dreams.

Describe your Epic Dreams, Pre-Cognitive and Lucid Dreams !

Have I left out any dream categories that you have experienced?

What patterns have you discovered?

Wishing you a gentle, healing Solstice …….

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Returning Home : Part IV – Sacred Dreamspace at Abington Short Stable

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All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.  Edgar Allan Poe

Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.  Edgar Cayce

There is no such thing as a dream with only one meaning.

All dreams and dream images are “overdetermined,” and have multiple meanings and layers of significance.  Jeremy Taylor

The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.  Sigmund Freud

 I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man. Zhuangzi

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. Henry David Thoreau

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.  Carl Jung

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Nearly two years ago ( right before my birthday ) I drove up towards the lovely old Quaker Meetinghouse in Abington, PA. It was a sumptuous Autumn day. The dazzling November sun stood high above and smiled upon the fall foliage in all its multicolored splendor. Leaves of burgundy, gold, mahogany, and rust wore their costumes proudly under the brilliant sapphire sky.  As my car made its way up the hill I felt as if I was being reborn again. My soul was being restored to its default setting – miraculous pure glory!!

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Backstory: Around 2010 or 2011 the idea came to me to return to dream work. It was the right time to reopen that particular door. Perhaps I was looking for experiences I could rely on that were abundant and easily accessible. Yeah I am one of those people – I remember some of my dreams almost daily. Even today when I felt relieved that I had no recall, an hour or so later the storyline from last evening’s drama appeared in my waking mind. As a child and adolescent I had thought everyone dreamed regularly and remembered the details, not just the nightmares!  In college I took a dream course with one of my friends.  We had a blast. We studied and processed dream material from Freudian, Jungian and Gestalt perspectives. I still prefer Jung to this day. I think that he has a more evolved perspective than Freud and a more transpersonal approach than Perls’ Gestalt philosophy. My boyfriend at the time ( yeah him !) and I would process our dreams together every morning, He has the moon in Cancer and mine is in the 4th house so dream sharing came naturally to us.  I have been fortunate to find some very sensitive and intuitive men throughout my adulthood who are active dreamers like me. When I was in high school though, I felt isolated about my active dreaming and terrified of the pre-cognitive dreams that I was experiencing.  Fortunately I came to terms with the dream process through support from others and studying Psychology.

So around 2011 I decided to follow my intuition and seek out a dream class.  I found an evening  dream workshop in my community. I remember entering the dimly lit church and walking through the dark corridors. There was magic in the air. The class itself was not that informative but many of my fellow students were truly major dreamers. They spoke about lucid dreams, recurring dreams, psychic dreams, astral travel, returning to dreams after awakening, and more.  They were my people!  One woman mentioned Pendle Hill  ( one of my sacred places) and Quaker meeting early on in the evening. I knew that was a sign. Later when we exchanged contact information she told me about an ongoing group held at Abington Meeting.

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History of Abington Meeting and Short Stable: According to  http://abington.quaker.org/ The original meetinghouse was erected  between 1698 and 1699. By the middle of the 18th century Abington’s meetinghouse was the only building large enough to hold Quarterly Meeting. This is the event held 4 times a year when all the monthly meetings in the area come together to conduct business. In 1760 a blacksmith shop was built adjacent to the meetinghouse. Many Quakers came to meeting in horse-drawn vehicles or on horseback; by having a blacksmith shop and engaging a smith for the day they could have their horses shod while they worshiped or attended to business. This structure still stands and is currently known as “the Short Stable”.

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Abington Dream Group: So I arrived at the Short Stable and entered this historic building. I immediately had a deja vu experience. I felt at home and I was beaming with joy. I was welcomed by the leader and other dreamers as if they were expecting me. In fact it felt like I was at my own birthday party. To call the situation surreal would be an understatement. The room was filled with love and sparkled with electricity. The energy from the roaring fireplace seemed to ignite and sustain the group’s ability to share and process the dream material put forth. It may sound like a cliché, but my initial visit felt like an actual dream.

We use Jeremy Taylor’s dream theory and format to operate the group. Jeremy Taylor has been writing and practicing his own version of Jungian dream work for over forty years. He emphasizes that the dreamer’s perspective is the most important and that all dreams occur to teach us something. Like Jung, he  stresses the symbolic  and multi – layered nature of dreams . He  also insists that the dreamer will feel it in their heart when they hear the correct interpretation.

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 The intersection of this sacred space and the people who are attracted to it is what makes this group extraordinary. The people are new friends  I have known forever and the insights made manifest are amazing.  I included this Dream group in the Returning Home Series because the Divine dwells here for me. Dreamwork is a lifelong route for me to access the divine but this particular group is Divine in action.  Some doors are better kept locked and shuttered. This door however led me back home.

Tell me about your take on dreams –

Do you have regular recall?

What do dreams mean to you in the overall scheme of your spiritual life?

Do you have a favorite dream theory?

What types of dreams do you have?

How do your dreams influence your definition of reality?

 Dream work Resources –

http://www.dreammoods.com/dreaminformation/dreamtheory/jung.htm

http://www.jeremytaylor.com/

Films that feature dreams –

Inception

The Science of Sleep

Vanilla Sky

Waking Life

What Dreams May Come

Music: I included these 3 videos for 3 different reasons ~

The first is a Grateful Dead song that constitutes ” prep work” for initiation into altered states of being.  Its inclusion here is more intuitive than logic bound! The title The Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion is evocative to a place one visits during a deep meditative state. I loooooved this song as a teen and saw myself as the girl in the song. Keep your mind open ……

The second song is Hold On Tight to your Dreams , an upbeat classic by ELO that has cutting edge visuals and an uplifting message. Just like the dream world, it takes you on a mind bending ride.

My final choice is Dream Weaver, a simply beautiful song  by Gary Wright accompanied by breathtaking imagery. It is an aural and visual banquet. Partake with abandon!

related posts – https://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/musing-we-can-be-heroes-just-for-one-day/

https://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/im-gonna-make-this-place-your-home/

https://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/litebeings-guide-to-the-movies/

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