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Monday, June 27, 2011

Morgan Freemen and Through the Wormhole

There is an interesting show on the Science Channel- Through the Wormhole- narrated by Oscar winning actor Morgan Freemen that you might want to watch. It’s in its second season and airs on Wednesday nights at 10 pm. Through the Wormhole explores the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity (Who-or what-am I? Are we alone? How did this begin? What happened before that?). This series brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of Science--Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, and more - to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe. Although it premiered on June 8th, there are still several episodes coming up: Ancient life on Earth, Creating Life and the Butterfly Effect and From RNA to DNA. You can get the first season episodes on DVD. Let me know what you think about the program.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Way of the Warrior



This week I would like to thank Lynn for sharing this wonderful video, The Way of the Warrior, by John Cali. John is a writer who communicates with spirit guides. You can sign up for his free newsletter at http://www.greatwesternpublishing.org/ and connect with him on Twitter and Facebook.

As I listened to John’s video I thought about an experience I recently had involving my parents. My 86 year old dad was hospitalized with pneumonia and my 85 year old mother is in the first steps of dementia. For the last ten years, I have been responding to emergency calls from them that always seemed to interrupt my planned life. As a dutiful daughter, I would give up my plans to make sure their needs were met, while inwardly I felt terrible. Within me was a furious battle, the spiritual warrior wanted to go on to the next worldly adventure and the spiritual teacher in me whispered,  " Walk the path of compassion.”

I wondered how I could either move to the center or bridge the two parts of me that called for me to be both a warrior and a teacher. Through mindfulness meditation, I realized that the adventure was right before me, giving me many opportunities to practice my spirituality. I paused and looked at the path of aging. Longevity is something we all want, but with it comes new and different experiences. I realized that my parents were trying hard to hold on to the life they knew: 50 years of living in the same house, attending the same church, voting at the same school, working in the same garden, and shopping at the same stores. But the world around them had changed, and the most devastating experience for them  was seeing many of their family members and friends make their transition. We talked about death and I felt their fear. The battle within me faded as I listened to their stories and tried to walk in their shoes. Our roles have reversed. I’m now the parent, caring and nurturing them. They are willingly working with me as we try to find the appropriate care for them to live a quality life.

And for me, I’m where I’m suppose to be. As John Cali says, “The Warrior totally trusts in - and surrenders to - the flow of her life. She knows all is as it should be. Therefore, she must always completely trust in - and surrender to - her Higher Self, her Soul, the Great Spirit.” And as I do this, the spiritual teacher in me rises to the occasion.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Are You Ready for Quantum Jumping?

Have you heard about Quantum Jumping (http://quantumjumping.com)? It has nothing to do with the TV show Fringe, although both of them have parallel universes in common? Burt Goldman, the creator and founder of Quantum Jumping, says, “Quantum Jumping is a visualization process where you use your mind to ‘jump’ into parallel dimensions, and gain creativity, knowledge, wisdom, skills and inspiration from alternate versions of yourself. Do I believe this? To be truthful, it is a stretch for me to believe that there are all those other JJ’s running around in so many parallel universes.  However, I do believe we find the solutions and answers to our problems in our subconscious mind by contacting the Divine Mind, our Higher Self or Inner Self, guides and angels. But, I’m open to looking at new or old concepts objectively. 

Goldman has a rich history of metaphysical and spiritual studies expanding over 50 years, having studied with some of the top-notch spiritual leaders in the field. In fact, I like the way he interweaves physics, metaphysics and spiritual principles into the concept of Quantum Jumping. He says he is the only one who is teaching this and has brought it to the attention of the masses. I disagree with him. Quantum Jumping is another form of Mind Power with a 21st century name and concepts. Mind Power was an important part of the initiation of neophytes in Egyptian studies.

But in all fairness, I asked myself what is the difference between Quantum Jumping and just going into meditation, putting yourself into Alpha state, and asking your subconscious or inner self for the solution. I have done this over countless years and always the results have been positive. There are four different types of brain waves: beta, alpha, theta and delta waves. Alpha waves are slower than beta (the awakening state of consciousness) and act as a bridge between the conscious and subconscious mind. We are in a day dream or meditative state. This is where we get a lot of our creative ideas. I think the problem lies in that most people will have difficulty getting into an  alternative state of consciousness. Perhaps helping people to reach the Alpha state is the strong point of Goldman’s program. He also spends a considerable amount of time in teaching you the appropriate questions to ask to get the right responses from your other selves. 
   
So, this is what I plan to do. I’m going to purchase the basic Quantum Jumping course. I figure it can only enhance what I’m already doing. Will keep you posted.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gemini New Moon/Solar Eclipse

Dear Readers, I would like to share the following astrological information about Gemini New Moon Solar Eclipse by Stephanie Austin, M.A. Stephanie has been a professional astrologer since 1986, specializing in life purpose, career, and relationship readings. She writes the New and Full Moon column for the Mountain Astrologer Magazine and also teaches astrology for personal and professional development. Her background includes a bachelor's degree in Psychology, a master's in Consciousness Studies, and a lifelong involvement with meditation, Nature, and healing. For more information on her astrology readings, classes, and forecasts, please visit www.EcoAstrology.com
 
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Important dates:
June 1: New Moon/Solar Eclipse 11º Gemini 2:03 PM PDT
June 3: Neptune turns retrograde 1º Pisces
June 4: Jupiter enters Taurus 
June 7 to June 24: Mayan 3rd Night (articles at http://www.calleman.com// and http://www.mayanmajix.com/)
June 8: Chiron turns retrograde 6º Pisces
June 12: Saturn direct 10º Libra

May 31, 2011
Dear Friends,

Fasten your spiritual seatbelt and prepare for warp drive. Within the next few weeks, three extremely powerful eclipses occur and four celestial bodies change direction, amplified by the June 21 solstice, signaling a period of greatly accelerated change. Eclipses mark important turning points, an opportunity to complete a major life lesson and graduate to the next level; retrograde phases pressure us to release what is blocking us from moving forward, and solstices augment the evolutionary opportunities currently available. In addition, solar activity is increasing; solar flares generate geomagnetic storms, which affect the Earth and all its inhabitants. All this provides tremendous tailwinds for transformation. 
 
From Archangel Metatron channeled via James Tyberonn: "June of 2011 will begin a 30-day period that will offer important shift completions and change to the Earth and indeed mankind. This period completes many of the movements that in truth began months earlier. The release of 'old-energy' scenarios, situations and relationships that no longer are in resonance with the New Earth will occur in macro and micro, globally and individually." (The full message is available at: http://www.earth-keeper.com/EKnews_60.htm)

The word “eclipse” stems from the Greek verbs ecleipo (“to cease existing”) and calypse (“to cover”). Eclipses occur in relationship to the Lunar Nodes, the points in space where the Moon crosses the ecliptic (the path of the Earth around the Sun). The Nodal symbol comes from an ancient tool designed for cutting the umbilical cord; Sumerian myth describes the Mother Goddess Mamu using it to cut humanity’s link with eternity, symbolizing our descent from the cosmic womb into temporal time. The North Node, where the Moon crosses the ecliptic as it climbs upwards in the sky, points towards the future, that which challenges us to evolve into greater consciousness and connection; the South Node, where the Moon crosses the ecliptic as it descends, indicates the past, which includes the strengths we have developed as well as our most deeply entrenched patterns and beliefs. 
 
Light encodes information. The Sun’s eclipse by the Moon interrupts the normal flow of solar radiation, destabilizing existing configurations of energy and reorganizing consciousness to a higher level. The amplified pull of the Sun and Moon strongly affects the electromagnetic flow in our bodies, altering neural pathways and trigger points. As the Moon blocks the light of the Sun, the energetic grids supporting creation shift; new archetypes become available and higher dimensions more accessible. With the Sun, Moon, and South Node in Gemini, this extra powerful new moon/solar eclipse induces new channels of perception and new points of reference. Consciousness is like a camera, focusing and defining what is within its current field of awareness. What we see depends on where we stand. The Sun, Moon, and South Node in Gemini remind us that our beliefs and biases frame our reality, and that when we change our perspective, our experience of life changes as well. From Arcturian channel Suzan Caroll at http://www.multidimensions.com"It is correct to say that thinking and feeling creates the reality that you are observing. When you can raise the frequency of your thinking and feeling, which is done by determining to perceive reality through the lens of love, you will change your reality." 
           
Ceres, formerly classified as an asteroid and upgraded to dwarf planet status in 2006, closely squares the North Node in Sagittarius and the South Node in Gemini, highlighting another vital and ongoing cosmic message. Named for the Roman goddess of grain, Ceres' origins date back to the Neolithic Great Goddess, the giver of life. In Pisces, Ceres helps us to feel our connection with all of creation; her tight square to the nodal axis represents an imperative for sweeping changes in how we deal with food, the feminine, and Mother Nature. What are you hungering for? What are your feelings and body telling you? What do you receive from Nature? What do you give back?
           
Saturn, another ancient figure associated with the Mother Nature, is in Libra, closely trine this eclipse; Saturnian pragmatism and the necessity for equal, mutually beneficial partnerships is doubled by its approaching change in direction. Whenever a planet turns retrograde or direct, it appears to slow down and 'hover', strongly focalizing its energy and the energy of the sign it is transiting. June 12, Saturn turns direct at 10°27’ Libra, indicating that it's time for heart to heart talks. Since Saturn stationed retrograde on January 25 at 17°14’ Libra, deeper relationship issues have come to the fore -- where we need to take full responsibility for our choices and let go of guilt, blame, and projections of all kinds. What are your relationships mirroring to you? Are you relating from love or fear? What do you need to do to integrate your inner masculine and feminine? If you missed the May 23 - 27 the Conscious Partnering Tele-Conference, you can download the recordings for free at: http://consciouspartnering.net/ and helpful spiritual partnership guidelines at http://seatofthesoul.com//.
           
This is also a time of direct, spiritual "downloads", where our inner guidance and creativity are more easily accessed. On June 3, Neptune, the archetype of timelessness and multidimensional consciousness, begins its annual five-month retrograde phase at 0°56’ Pisces, dissolving constructs which prevent us from recognizing our inherent divinity and interconnectedness with all of creation. As Neptune stations on June 3, it also squares Mercury, further fogging our logical left-brain as it increases our intuition and sensitivity; because of its retrograde motion, Neptune lingers at the first degree of Pisces from April 4 to August 4, extending the invitation to open our hearts and experience the wonders of subtle realities, the healing power of unconditional love, and the beauty of unity in diversity. To receive spiritual support and insight, meditate, do art, listen to inspiring music, walk on the beach or in the woods -- whatever puts you in a quiet, receptive state. Beware of spacing-out; that usually means we need to turn our focus more inward, towards more being and less doing. Neptune and Pisces remind us that, because everything is connected, our state of consciousness ripples out and makes a difference in the world. 
 
Chiron is also currently in Pisces, widening our access to metaphysical dimensions and broadening unified social movements. As relatively new addition to astrology (1977), Chiron is said to be a galactic visitor to our solar system, a comet trapped in orbit between Saturn and Uranus. Representing a bridge between the physical and metaphysical realms, Chiron begins its five-month-long retrograde on June 8 at 5°29’ Pisces, facilitating the release of trauma and programming that have held us in fear and separation. In mythology, Chiron is the Wounded Healer, depicted as a centaur, a creature both mortal and divine, both human and beast. Chiron reminds us that there is no separation between physical and spiritual, between humanity and the rest of creation, and as we help another, we help ourselves. Chiron teaches that while we learn through pain, we heal through love. (Neptune stations direct on November 9 at 28°08’ Aquarius; Chiron stations direct on November 10 at 0°38’ Pisces.) 
           
On June 4, Jupiter begins its once-every-twelve-years passage through Taurus, where it remains until June 11, 2012, increasing desires for pleasure and peace, beauty and security. (The last time Jupiter transited Taurus was June 28, 1999 to October 22, 1999 and February 14, 2000 to June 30, 2000). In mythology, Jupiter is the king of the heavens; in astrology, the largest planet in our solar system is associated with expansion, comprehension, and conviction. Jupiter urges us to question and transcend the bounds of our parental, religious, and societal enculturation. In Taurus, Jupiter expands our concern with beauty, stability, and sustainability; it also asks us to determine what is most valuable and worthy of our time, energy, and resources. Wealth, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. What makes you feel rich? What opens your heart and satisfies your soul? The star Aldebaran, the Eye of the Bull in the constellation of Taurus, is at 9°47’ Gemini, close to the degree of this eclipse. One of the four royal stars of Persia, Aldebaran, the Watcher of the East, is associated with the Archangel Michael; it is also known as the Buddha’s Star and God’s Eye. According to Shamanic astrology, Aldebaran is a portal to the mysteries of the mind and, when balanced with the energies of the star Antares at 9°46’ Sagittarius, a gateway to the mysteries of the heart.
           
Jennifer Hoffman (www.Urielheals.com) beautifully summarizes the extraordinary challenges and opportunities of these times: "We can be our pain or our power, our truth or in denial. We can try to fight the darkness or remember that it also has a place in the grand scheme of ascension. The beautiful stars we see in the night sky still shine in the daytime, we just can't see them because of the light of the sun. What beauty lies within our darkness that the light can reveal? We are spiritual warriors but our weapon is not the sword, it is our truth, our faith, our knowing and our commitment to the light. What can you transform in your life to be more powerful? What can you transform within yourself to release your fears? June will bring opportunities to express your truth and when you take them, you allow the light to be your sword that will reveal your path through the darkness and into a higher and greater truth." 

Namaste,
Stephanie Austin
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