How Am I Doing? ~ Mercury Direct Neptune Retro Wayward Pines Edition

Photo607I could be grocery shopping right now. But I am here with AC blazing on a Friday afternoon. We are having a heat wave and this new development took me by surprise. Everyone has been talking about the intense Mercury Neptune energy. Honestly for me it is like a regular day at the office ( when I actually went to an office.) Translation: I have Neptune Sun Mercury conjunct in Scorpio ( a stellium) so my mind naturally rides the waves of hyper-imagination, empathy, fantasy, and susceptibility to deception or illusion.

Having said that, I still am taking life slowly and simply for a few more days, focusing more on the inner journey and escapism entertainment. I am really enjoying this new Fox show Wayward Pines. I will not give away the plot twist but will say how wonderful it is to see Matt Dillon back on-screen and find a television series that seems original and captivating. Blending the familiar ( Matt Dillon) with the unfamiliar ( new mystery series) seems to be on today’s menu.

Which brings me to my update:

My health has been more stable the past few days. I continue to incorporate a greater variety of foods into my diet with caution and mild optimism. It has been over 2 months since my attack and I take comfort in this fact. While I still experience pain and discomfort, I believe that the passage of time without an episode indicates healing. I have begun to break out in pimples, which seems strange at first glance. My intuition tells me they are signs of toxins leaving my system.

My meditation practice is slowly coming back. I attended a soundbath on Sunday and it was lovely to hear the vibrations dance within the room and throughout my being. The healing helped activate my ability to go within for longer periods of time. Listening to my boy Matt Kahn has also served to relax me. He often refers to visits to the grocery store and these anecdotes really bring his message down to earth for me. As an empath, I often feel discombobulated in large stores filled with so much noise and activity. Listening to his escapades inspires me to be kinder to myself and others, wherever I go.

I finally put my Meetup to bed today. After switching the format and trying different ways to engage people, I decided to let the group fade away. I feel both relieved and excited. Relief in knowing I can channel my energy elsewhere and excited because another Meetup group invited me to join them as a group leader. While I often seem to succeed by operating independently, it was not happening with the Meetup. I do still hold a vision for a local sanctuary for the like-minded to come together and grow collectively. My contribution to this activity may still happen, but in a different form than I expected. I continue to latch onto the notion that failure is not a dirty word, but simply an attempt to try something new. Celebrating the attempt for its own sake is rather new for me. In Mental Health Recovery, celebration of any step forward in the client’s journey was the foundation of sound practice. Applying this principle in my own life seems awkward and forced. But I am working on it.

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Lingering questions:

Why do I feel more at home in “the future” than in the NOW?

Is confusion the new normal?

Can watching Wayward Pines, Tomorrowland and 12 Monkeys account for my experience of malleable time or is it the other way around?

Why doesn’t WordPress announce its new features like live chat or statistics insights?

Am I becoming more comfortable with mystery in general?

NAMASTE

SoundBath ~ bubbles of awakening

 So let me tell you about my weekend.

Finally I can put 2 thoughts together semi-coherently. I slept so much better last night and that can make a difference. What, with glass breaking and lamps flickering and , my body aching and making odd movements.

WTF???

Cannot blame this all on caffeine, sorry. Today is National Coffee Day in the USA and did you know I love caffeine, especially in coffee? While I can go weeks or more at a time without it when my stomach needs a break, my mind seems sharper with caffeine in my system.

But I digress, so back to the odd happenings. First off, my body does not always react in a way that I can understand. It will occasionally make jerky movements, manifest weird aches and pains, etc.  I went to my trusty doctor when these symptoms began.  After I was checked out, he assured me that I did not have anything like Parkinson’s.  I often lean towards the worst case scenarios , but am working on correcting it. My buddy Robert years back suggested it may be the kundalini awakening.  I have done some reading and discussed it with a few folks and still don’t understand it. If you are so inclined to share some insights about it, please leave me a message in comments. You can also email me if you prefer to do so privately. I would really appreciate what others have to say about this phenomenon.

I went to a Sound Bath on Saturday evening as Mercury made its ingress into Scorpio. The lovely sound healer Katryn was visiting after moving away to Santa Fe. I was pleasantly surprised to hear from her about this chance to gather with a group to bathe in the energies of her magical singing bowls. I had met her when I took a short class on sound healing a few years ago. I shortly thereafter started attending the monthly Sound Baths. Sometimes she asked me to give an astrological forecast for the group, which was very generous. These  brief talks helped build my confidence in speaking publicly on astrology. Her friend Tracie the life alchemist and nature channel was often part of the circle. I plan to blog on my session with her in the future. The sound healing groups were always unique and positive for me. But this one was incredibly dramatic.

I don’t know if it is because I have changed or she has changed or we both have changed or if the beautiful new gathering space made an impact. I just know that the ripples are with me still.

So here are the highlights ~

I saw green and lavender light, per usual. But then it morphed into a striking dark purple. Similar to this image :

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I also saw camels and birds in flight and fairies.

The thoughts were even more intriguing.

I got the impression that the forest and jungle live inside me. WOW!!

Then I began to think about the earth. I focused on the letters and noticed that EARTH spells HEART. I made a connection between the green lights I see in meditation and the heart chakra. Then I made another leap where I connected the functioning of the heart and earth are one and we can heal the EARTH like we fix a poorly functioning heart. Some ideas like reducing stress, joyful movement, less fat ( materialism), love, stillness, and quitting smoking ( end of military actions and violence) came to mind. This seemed to be important for me to record later when I returned home. I also remembered that earlier in the week I was thinking about the Hands across America event I participated in back in 1986. It was in the wake of LiveAid when some consciousness was directed towards global charity and unity. Check out the video here.

I recalled an image I chose for my 111 Global Party post. It is the Earth in a heart ( see below)

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I really felt energized and had no need to talk about it, which is unusual for me. I gave Katryn a hug and thanked her and went to my car. As I turned on my car radio, I searched for a song to match my mood. Within seconds I found Right Here Right NOW. Some of you know I use the car radio as an oracle.  This song was stellar! It was written about how the planet was changing due to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Cold War, but it still applies. The music confirmed that I was plugged into the Source. I felt so high and timeless and free!

I also found a brilliant video blogger that day and we communicated when I returned home. I invite you all to meet Sarah. She is incredibly charismatic and pure. Please visit her and learn about her journey. She communicates in a way that is very natural and compelling. She could be a future thought leader. You heard it here first.

I slept so poorly and yesterday was unbalanced. I broke a glass candle holder all over my kitchen floor and cut my toe badly. I also noticed that one lamp continued flickering all evening long. In the past, this would translate into a physical birth or death or the need to replace a lamp! The confluence of electricity in the air certainly caught my attention.

What is really odd is that I am still feeling the effects of the Sound Bath. In the past any discernible changes would fade after a few hours.

Is it the Grand Fire Trine? Am I ascending? I don’t know, but at the very least I figured that these Sound Bath “bubbles” would make a decent post. Perhaps I will continue my meditation practice.

PS: Please enter my contest to win a free reading or get a significant discount on my services. See post here!  I would also be very grateful if fellow bloggers would re-blog or link to the post to spread the word. Thanks in advance.

related post: https://litebeing.com/2014/09/11/my-200th-post-power-in-action/

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Pluto station – purge, clear, forgive, release

On September 20, 2013 at 11:29 AM EST, Pluto goes direct.

Here are keywords for Pluto – the masses, underworld, regeneration, crime, rebirth, obsession, slow growth, undoing, transformation, power, control, redemption.

Depending on where you live,  you still have at least a few more hours to work with the Pluto energies.  I checked first to make sure everyone has some time! With so many international friends now, I am more cognizant of the ” movement” of time….   see http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

I would not worry about where Pluto resides in your birth chart or where it is transiting currently. Pluto makes its presence known and for the purpose of this post, I want to accentuate tools over technicalities. What is crucial is to find the proper tools that suit you.  I like dreamwork, prayer, chanting, letter writing, meditation, rummaging through both literal and metaphorical closets and drawers, griefwork, exercise, journaling, drumming and (general use of percussion instruments), and releasing of  toxicity by allowing any residual emotions to come up and be expressed.

This is an incredibly powerful time so I hope others are seizing this opportunity to excavate and let go.

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I have found this particular Mantra Mediation series by Deva Premal & Miten profoundly potent. I have not chanted in eons and now I feel like I want to chant non-stop! I have been discovering a new voice inside of me that actually takes over while chanting. It is such a natural high that is free and healthy for anyone!

http://www.mentorschannel.com/DevaPremal/21-DayMantraMeditationJourney/LandingPage/

I also want to recommend using the Ho’oponopono prayer. Some of my fellow bloggers have been posting it recently and I have been practicing with great results.

I AM SORRY

PLEASE FORGIVE ME

I LOVE YOU

THANK YOU

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Once you have done some deep cleaning, you can continue to move forward with co-creating and manifestation. Here are the lyrics to SemiSonic’s Closing Time. Read the words first and digest them before listening to the music :

 

Closing time  

 

Open all the doors and let you out into the world

Closing time

Turn all of the lights on over every boy and every girl

Closing time

One last call for alcohol so finish your whiskey or beer

Closing time

You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here  

 [Chorus:]

I know who I want to take me home

I know who I want to take me home

I know who I want to take me home

Take me home 

Closing time

Time for you to go out to the places you will be from

Closing time

This room won’t be open till your brothers or your sisters come

So gather up your jackets, move it to the exits

I hope you have found a friend

Closing time

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

[Chorus:]

I know who I want to take me home

I know who I want to take me home

I know who I want to take me home

Take me home 

Closing time

Time for you to go out to the places you will be from

[Chorus:]

I know who I want to take me home 

I know who I want to take me home

I know who I want to take me home

Take me home 

Closing time

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

 

Here’s the link to the video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da9p24bJCJ0

I hope I gave you enough notice to do some Pluto work. If not, don’t despair, we are reborn again with every breath!

NAMASTE