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Sunday, September 30, 2012

October 3,4,&5 Free Kindle Book

What if one morning you awaken to know that your soul couldn’t die?
What if one morning you awaken to hear voices no one else can hear?
What if one morning you awaken to see colors bouncing off people?

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Five Star Reviews for Path to Truth

Fascinating April 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I previously read the first edition of PATH TO TRUTH and enjoyed it but this revised SPIRITUAL MEMOIR is more fascinating. I agree with other reviewers that the book is easy to read and I recommend it highly.


A Quest for Enlightenment April 11, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A Path to Truth is the best book I have read on spiritual laws and higher consciousness. It was very well written and easy to understand. A must read for anyone embarking on this journey of spiritual understanding.
Conscious Food for the Soul April 11, 2012
This review is from: Path to Truth: a Spiritual Memoir (Kindle Edition)
This book is an amazing read and a wonderful GUIDE. Thank you Author JJ Michael for sharing your Spiritual journey with us who now, thanks to your Memoir, have answers to questions that were brewing in our hearts!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

-Aries-Libra Full Moon Death Rattle of the Old Paradigm


 Guest Blogger:
Stephanie Austin M.A. is a professional astrologer specializing in life purpose, career, and relationship readings since 1986. She also teaches astrology and writes the New and Full Moon column for the Mountain Astrologer Magazine. 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, eBooks, tutorials, and forecasts, please visit www.EcoAstrology.com.

 
September 27, 2012
Dear Friends,

The next full moon peaks on Saturday, September 29 at 8:19 PM PDT at 7º Aries-Libra. This may be most potent full moon of the year, as it closely aligns with the ongoing Uranus–Pluto square (at 7º Aries-Capricorn), bringing those intense evolutionary forces into high relief. This is highly charged and volatile energy. Stay as grounded and centered as you can, so that you can see what needs to change in your life, and take a big step in that direction. Uranus, the energy of awakening and breakthrough, in combo with Pluto, the archetype of power and the unconscious, offers immense support for revelations and liberation from long standing patterns. We are all going through this together, each in our own way, at our own level of awareness. The more understanding and supportive we can be toward each other, the easier and faster the transition will occur. We’re experiencing the death rattle of the old paradigm and the birth pangs of a new world. For more on this extraordinary time, see Denise Le Fay's posting at http://deniselefay.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/polarized-thinking-of-sudden-or-gradual/ and Barbara Hand Clow’s article entitled “Choosing Your Intentions: the Second Uranus/Pluto Square at http://www.handclow2012.com/News/Intentions2nUdP.pdf

Aries is the sign of the individual; Libra, the sign of relationship. This full moon highlights the truth that, whether we are living alone or in community, whether we are single or partnered, we are always in relationship, that life is relationship -- with ourselves, others, and the worlds in which we live. Relationships are intricate growth opportunities which provide mirrors for us to see aspects of ourselves that are, as yet, underdeveloped or unconscious. For example, if we are not expressing our Mars -- our anger, passion, and personal desire -- we unconsciously project and encounter that energy through events or people; we continually run into and/or are powerfully attracted to strong, self-determined, courageous types, and if we are totally out of touch with our Mars, we meet the archetype in aggressive and violent forms. The more we deny any part of ourselves, the stronger and more extreme its manifestation becomes in order to get our attention. The more consciously we relate to it, the more constructively we can express it, rather than experience it destructively. Relationships help us develop our relationship to the universe within ourselves. Everything "out there" is really inside us, a spiritual truth encoded in the ancient Hermetic principle, "As above, so below, as without, so within." 

Regardless of whether we have a female or male body, we all have a feminine and masculine side. For the past 5,000 years, the masculine has been considered superior, leading to the denigration of the feminine, feelings, and Nature. In order transcend duality and move into a unified, heart-centered world, which is humanity’s current evolutionary edge, we must rebalance the masculine and feminine on Earth, and within ourselves. Read an excellent description of our masculine and feminine sides at www.lovesedona.com/02.htm; watch Tony Porter’s Call to Men (www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/tony_porter_a_call_to_men.html) and Eve Ensler on Embracing Your Inner Girl (www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/eve_ensler_embrace_your_inner_girl.html).

Several factors point to an upsurge of feminine power. Venus, the traditional ruler of Libra, is at 26º Leo, almost exactly square to the lunar nodes in 27º Scorpio–Taurus, awakening the Goddess of Love and Beauty in each of us, and urging us to transcend limiting roles for men and women. Mars, the traditional ruler of Aries and the mythic God of War, is at 25º Scorpio, conjunct the North Node and square Venus, stimulating passion and daring, but also cautioning us to be very truthful with ourselves and honest with others about what we really want. During this full moon, the Sun at 7º Libra closely squares Pluto at 7º Capricorn, opposes Uranus and the Moon at 7º Aries, and squares Ceres at 1º Cancer, generating a cardinal grand cross — a dynamic configuration charged with breaking new ground. Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) mark the beginning of a new season and, with each of the four directions activated by this full moon, this points toward the genesis of a new template for humanity. Ceres, named for the great Mother Goddess, beckons us to evolve from a hierarchical model to a balanced, co-creative relationship between the masculine and feminine and between humankind and the Earth. Because of Ceres’ approaching retrograde station (October 31 at 4° Cancer), it closely aspects the Uranus–Pluto square through mid May 2013, redefining the rules of power and the roles of women. The generations born with Uranus in Cancer (1949–56) and Uranus in Capricorn (1988–96) are especially galvanized to blaze new trails in relationships, economics, and the environment.
On October 5, Saturn enters Scorpio, ending its once-every-29-years passage in Libra, which began on October 29, 2009. Saturn in Libra called us to redefine and rebalance our relationships; Saturn in Scorpio takes us to the deeper level of relationship -- what happens after we begin sharing more intimately on all levels -- physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Saturn in Scorpio  intensifies cosmic pressure to deal with the shadow, which shows up in struggles over sex, money, and power. The desire to control, dominate, and manipulate others comes from fear. Saturn will be in Scorpio until September 17, 2015, forcing us to confront our fears, heal old wounds, and fully comprehend the consequences of our actions. Saturn forms a mutual reception with Pluto in Capricorn for the next three years, amplifying the cosmic directive for the responsible use of power and shared resources. The mythic Reaper and the Lord of the Underworld both say:  What goes around, comes around. You are responsible for your every thought, word, and deed. Live in complete integrity. Be a conscious creator.

Use the power of this full moon to see where you are still running on automatic, and where you need to slow down and get in touch with your deeper feelings, needs, and life purpose. Don’t wait for a crisis to force you to stop and pay attention to your body, heart, and soul. When conflict arises, ask: What need(s) am I trying to fulfill here? What need(s) is the other person trying to fulfill? What would be some healthier options? Feelings and needs are our emotional intelligence and spiritual GPS. Most of us living in modern western civilizations have been taught to ignore our feelings and needs, and have no training on how to communicate authentically. What we call communication is actually not communication at all; we’re evaluating, judging, diagnosing, advising, story-telling etc; not really hearing nor feeling heard. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) offers simple but powerful tools for honest self-expression and empathy -- how to connect with "what is alive in us" and listen with deep compassion -- tools that can change your life, your relationships, and the world. See the links below in the Resource section for information on NVC and remember: “A teacher of fear can’t bring peace on Earth. We have been trying to do it that way for thousands of years. The person who turns inner violence around, the person who finds peace inside and lives it, is the one who teaches what true peace is. We are waiting for just one teacher. You’re the one.” -- Byron Katie


Stephanie Austin
360-379-3060

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Late Sai Baba's Interview on 2012 and the Mayan Calendar


I received this Sai Baba interview on 2012 and the Mayan Calendar in an email; I have tried to verify it, but have been unable to tract down the source. However, I am reprinting it, because the information is so pertinent.

Sai Baba was an Avatar in India and was worth over a billion US dollars when he left his body on Easter Sunday, April 24th 2011. He almost never gave interviews, so this is very special...

This extract below was from a conversation between a reporter and the Social and Spiritual Reformer of India, Sathya Sai Baba 
 
Sai Baba: The truth is that the planet has been changing its vibratory state, and this change has intensified since the year 1989 where the magnetic poles have moved the last 20 years more than the past 2000. Well, in one way there are several prophecies that signal this date like a term or important conclusion in the history of humanity, but the most significant one is the end of the Mayan calendar, which prophecy has been interpreted in different ways. The most negative ones think that during this year the world will end, but it will not be like that, it is known that during that year a new era will start, the Age of Aquarius.

This has to do with the rotation of the whole solar system (solar cycle) that goes passing through the different eras. Each one of them lasts 5125 years. The era in which we are now, called the Age of Pisces, started on the year 3113 B.C. and ends in December 2012. When there is a change in earth's magnetism, there is a change in the consciousness and also an adaptation at the physical level for this new vibration. The changes are not only on our planet, they also affect the whole universe, and today's science can verify that.

Inform yourself about the changes on the solar storms (that are magnetic storms) and you will see that scientists are up to date with these things, or read about the movement of the magnetic poles during the last years, and airports having to modify their instruments.
 
This change in the magnetism translates, or is perceived as, an increment of light or an increase on the planet's vibration. For you to understand it easily you must know that this vibration is affected and intensified due to the consciousness of all human beings. Each thought, each emotion, each new awakening of a human being towards the consciousness of God elevates the vibration of the planet. This might seem a paradox, due to the fact that the majority sees around themselves more hatred and misery, but this is not so.
 
There are many, even if I would like them to be more, that are getting out of darkness to grow and become a better Son of God. I have been saying this in previous messages, each one chooses where to focus the view, and those who only see the darkness are focused on the drama, the pain and the injustice. If you don't see the spiritual advancement that humanity has made it is because you haven't focused on it, but if you do the right work and liberate your mind of the negative you will open a space where you will be able to manifest your divine essence that will put on the focus of what is really happening with humanity and the planet.
 
Q: "You say humanity is elevating its consciousness as never before. "But how!...Can't you see the darkness?"

Yes, I see it, but I don't identify Myself with it, I'm not afraid of it...How can I fear darkness if I see such clear light?...Of course I understand those who fear, because I have also been standing where I could only see the evil. This is why now I feel love for all of that. Darkness is not a force contrary to the light, it is absence of light. You cannot invade the light with darkness, that is not how the principle of light works. Fear, drama, injustice, hate and sadness only exist in states of darkness because you can't see the global context in which your life develops, and the only way to see from the light when you are there is through faith. Once you have increased your vibration and frequency (state of consciousness) you will be able to see towards darkness and understand what you have lived.

Q: "But...How can You say this if there is more evil in the world every day?"

There is not more evil...there is "more light", and that is what I'm talking about on this message. Imagine that you have a room or warehouse where for years you have been storing your things and is lit by a 40 w. bulb. Change the bulb to a 100 w. and you will see what happens. You will see the mess and the dust you didn't think existed. The dirt will be clearer. This is what is happening, and this makes possible that a lot of people are reading this without thinking of it as foolish, like it would have been some years ago.
 
Have you noticed that today lies and deceit come to the surface faster than before?...Well, to access God's understanding and life's functioning is also faster than before. This new vibration of the planet is what is making everyone nervous, depressed or sick, because to be able to receive more light and to rise to that vibrational level, people have to change physically as well as mentally - their cellular structure is changing, they have to change the way they think and feel and delete or eradicate from their lives beliefs that generally take them towards the negative side of things.
 
You must put your warehouses in order, because each day you are receiving more light on your consciousness and even if you want to avoid it, you should start putting your hands on the project and start the cleaning or decide to live in the middle of the dirt.
 
This change creates physical discomforts, pains on the body, on the skeleton system and most of the time the medical tests can't find the reason or illness that provokes it. Generally they relate it with stress or nervous states. Nothing farther from the truth, because these discomforts are provoked due to negative emotions accumulated during our lives, fears and anxieties that you have carried with you always and that now have the opportunity to transcend and transmute. It's about that dust accumulated for years that you are now seeing, for it to be cleaned.

There will be nights when you will wake up and stay up for a few hours...don't worry, read a book, watch TV, meditate, don't fight thinking there is something wrong with you, it's the new vibration of the planet that you're assimilating, you will go back to sleep and the next day you will not feel a need to sleep more.
 
If you don't flow with this process properly, the pains will be more intense and you will be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which is a name that medicine has given to these pains that have no visible cause and for which they offer no treatment with concrete results, they only give you a prescription for antidepressants and this makes you escape the opportunity to change your life.
 
One more time you chose which reality you want to live, only this time the drama will be more intense and of course will be Love. If the Light is increased, also is the lack of need for it, this explains why there is so much irrational violence during the last years.
 
We are living in the best time that humanity has ever lived, we will be witnesses and actors of the biggest transformation of consciousness that you have ever imagined.
 
Inform yourself; wake up your unrest for these subjects. Science knows that something is happening; you know that something is happening; we all know that many changes are happening on many levels. Be a conscious actor of these changes and don't let them take you by surprise because you don't know what is happening.
 
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Five Days of Darkness is a science fiction/fantasy thriller that tells how an ordinary family deals with the influx of light into planet Earth, causing havoc in their lives, as they are pursued by the Brothers of Darkness.http://amzn.to/QNNcXq
      

Friday, September 14, 2012

Virgo New Moon and Pluto in Capricorn

Guest Blogger: Stephanie Austin M.A. is a professional astrologer specializing in life purpose, career, and relationship readings since 1986. She also teaches astrology and writes the New and Full Moon column for the Mountain Astrologer Magazine. 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, eBooks, tutorials, and forecasts, please visit www.EcoAstrology.com.
 
September 14, 2012
Dear Friends,

Keep your spiritual seatbelt fastened tight, as the next new moon, and the next two weeks, bring in a succession of BIG waves of change, designed to assist us in taking a quantum leap forward in our evolution. We are at the end of an age, and the close of a 26,000 year cycle, propelling all of us to move through our remaining lessons at warp drive -- remembering our divinity, moving into our hearts, and becoming conscious creators.

New moons call us inward, to reflect on what has passed, and what we wish to manifest next. As this new moon precedes several extremely powerful astrological alignments, it offers important information for thriving in turbulent and transformative times. Virgo represents the birthing of consciousness from the spiritual to the physical world, and the development of humility, impeccability, and discernment. The Virgin symbolizes wholeness, and the ability to separate the wheat from the chaff, the essential from the extraneous; not picky, but particular, able to distinguish what is relevant and efficacious for this moment, this person, this situation. The shadow side of Virgo is expressed as martyrdom, workaholism, and the myriad ways we distract ourselves from fears of worthlessness and inadequacy. This new moon calls us look at how we are managing our health, our time, our living and workspaces, and our sacred work. What is your body telling you? Where is clutter slowing you down? What drains and distracts you from your real work? For valuable information on our bioenergetic evolution and how to stay in balance, read Celia Fenn’s article on The Spiritual Endocrine System at http://www.4dshift.com/products/html/Spiritual_Endocrine_System.html

On September 17, Pluto ends its yearly retrograde phase, telling us it is time to take a giant step forward. In Capricorn, Pluto exposes the consequences of abdicating our power and responsibility; its station direct starkly reveals what we must do now. What have we learned since Pluto stationed retrograde on April 10? Where do we still act as victims or slaves? How is life mirroring our beliefs and judgments? We are all being challenged to stand in our truth, power, and purpose. Whatever is not supporting our evolution and role to play at this crucial time is dissolving or being stripped away. Let it go. What you truly need will not be taken away. We can learn much from Nature and the turning of the seasons. Trees do not struggle to hold onto their leaves. They know spring will come again, even though the veil of death appears to be everywhere. The more difficult things become on the outside, the more necessary our inner life becomes. Remember you are a child of the Divine, and that you are never alone, never separate, never without resources. Remember also: The sooner we let go of the old, the sooner we move on to the new. 

From The Grandmothers Speak September Message:
"…in all periods of transition there will be moments of confusion, disagreements with one another, fears, etc. Growing pains. Expect it in yourself and expect it in others. Do not be concerned when disharmony rears its head. At times like these, it will.... So much is changing now that the mind becomes uncomfortable, and when your mind is uncomfortable, you revert back to the yang-based patterns you were taught. Then the judgments flare, the power struggles ensue, fears, angers, a need to 'control' others, to 'control' situations, and to 'control' your own feelings--all of these come up... None of them are pleasant, but during times of transition they show themselves. So as you move through these changing times, be easy on yourself and easy on one another. You are at the beginning of something new. You are learning a new way of being... You will find that you will be working less in the yang modes you are accustomed to... Instead of traveling toward a goal 'out there,' you will instead voyage deeper into yourself. Your mother's mother's mother knew how to do this. Your ancestors from long ago related to the whole of life. They knew the power of the Feminine Principle and because you carry their DNA in your body, this wisdom, this way of being is already within you. Call on it. Call it up. Invite your ancestors in. As the yang-based habits and the decaying institutions on our planet begin to crumble, look up. A Breeze is stirring. Feel the sun on your wings. And call on us, the Grand Mothers. Together with the twelve of us, you make thirteen. You are the thirteenth one, so take your place with us. You are not separate from the Divine... We promise that once you get a glimpse of the greathearted one you are, you will never miss your old yang-based perceptions of yourself and others. Instead, you will be free. You will live each day in the One Love." (http://www.grandmothersspeak.com

On September 18, Uranus and Pluto form their second of seven exact squares, which span from June 2012 through March 2015, intensifying the need to make big changes in our lives. Where are you being forced to face your worst fears, own your shadow, and reclaim your power? Where do you need to be more independent, innovative, and unconventional? As Uranus, the planet of revolution, squares Pluto, the archetype of evolution, all that is not in alignment with our ascension in consciousness is being shaken up, down, and out. A square marks a turning point, and relates back to the previous conjunction. Uranus and Pluto met three times in 1965–66 (16°–17° Virgo) and were within 10° of each other most of that decade, famed for antiwar and civil rights demonstrations, feminism and “flower power,” the beginning of the Internet, and the first landing on the Moon, as well as the thalidomide tragedy and China’s Cultural Revolution. In 1986–87, when Uranus and Pluto were semi-square, we saw “Hands Across America” involving nearly 7,000,000 people, Gorbachev’s reforms in the USSR, and the ousting of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, as well as the Chernobyl disaster, Irangate, and the Black Monday stock market crash. Now, at the waxing squares, what was seeded at the conjunction needs to become firmly rooted. It’s time to manifest the Aquarian ideals of equality, peace, and prosperity for all. 

Mercury, the traditional ruler of Virgo, conjuncts this new moon and forms an exact t-square with Uranus and Pluto on September 20, emphasizing that we have to think way out of the box. Uranus, the higher octave of Mercury, represents the higher mind, which combines logic and intuition; the opposition of these two planets triggers radical insights and revelations, while their squares to Pluto caution us to be tolerant and mindful of our motivations. Don’t be against anything — that just perpetuates the problem. Be pro-kindness. Choose love. Vesta and Ceres’ squares to the Sun and Moon, along with Pallas’s conjunction with Uranus and Juno’s conjunction with the North Node, call forth the power of the feminine to heal and unite. 

September 22 marks the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere, the spring equinox in the southern. The alignment of the Earth’s equator with the Sun at the equinox causes a reduction in the Earth’s magnetic field, increasing access to higher dimensions and new information. These cosmic gateways were recognized by many ancient cultures: Stonehenge in the U.K., Chichen Itza in Mexico, and Chaco Canyon in the U.S. are among the most well known. The potency of this equinox is greatly increased by its proximity to Pluto’s station direct, the Uranus-Pluto square, and other even more powerful evolutionary impulses emanating from beyond our solar system. Equinoxes are especially potent times for meditation, prayer, and ceremonial gatherings; use it to bless what is leaving, shifting, and birthing in your life. 

Change is exhilarating and scary. Fritz Perls once said, “Fear is excitement without the breath.” When you notice yourself feeling afraid, slow and deepen your breathing. Carol Steinel (www.CosmicLaugh.com) offers a great way to deal with fear: “Allow yourself to imagine what you fear. Ask yourself how far in the future it is (hours, days, years away?). Explore it. Then imagine drawing your consciousness back into your third eye. Feel the energy in your body. Claim and dedicate that energy. Then imagine sending your consciousness out to that time/space again, and now place a picture of what you do want to experience.” Fear, like power, is just energy. Fear-mongering is a very efficient way to control people. Keep in mind that those who seek to control others are also coming from a place of fear. Evolution means going into the unknown, into chaos. The ancient Egyptian and Biblical meaning of chaos was “the void at the beginning of creation.” Chaos theory, developed in the 1960s by Edward Lorenz, tells us that a small, seemingly insignificant change in the beginning can drastically shift the long-term behavior of a system. One thought, one word, one person can make a huge difference. Watch a short, fascinating video on chaos theory at www.youtube.com/watch?v=3orIIcKD8p4&feature=related

The time has come for each of us to be in our full power and integrity. Trust your inner guidance, and remember: “The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment.” -- Pema Chodron

Namaste,
Stephanie Austin
360-379-3060