Over the past few years, I've learned that healing is a slow process. Healing is about dealing with one issue at a time, which means going through each layer as a separate issue and dealing with that alone, looking/releasing, and then resting. Throughout this process we compliment ourselves on our accomplishments, and we compliment ourselves for trying when the issue is tougher than we thought and we need to keep working on it. It is only through Love and Gentleness that we heal. We learn to be kind to ourself, vs judging ourselves and beating ourselves up all the time.
I began this journey when my best friend of 38 years died in 2010. She was so much more than a friend, she was in fact the mother I chose vs the mother I was born from. She was 28 years older than me, and for most of my adult life she was my rock. She was profoundly spiritual in such a quiet and unassuming way. She was an Astrology master and taught me well. And when she died, after telling me a few days before, she was "ready for her next adventure", I went into shock. I knew she was dying, but the reality is a whole other issue. A little over a year later I was still feeling lost without her, and decided to begin doing something about healing myself from two major trauma's in in my life - both of which happened as a child. The first one was about 4 when Mom and Dad divorced and sent her on a journey of 11 schools by age 10, living with a different relative every 6 months and never knowing stability. This kid is wounded, abandoned, felt unlovable, and became determined to be strong and take care of herself - thus losing her childhood.
Now I know by many standards this is not a really bad childhood, but my 4 year old little girl would argue with you. She needs love and healing - which means I need love and healing. I went to a Theta Energy Worker, Alia Shah (who will see you in person or remotely), and made wonderful progress. When I first met that little girl she was living in a gray, dingy room with a torn curtain and a broken window shade, and no color anywhere. Now when I see her, she is sitting in a small English style garden with wildflowers of every color, and a swing and a gazebo and lots of animals, and my other, older selves are there too. Periodically I look in on them and say hello and tell them how proud I am of them and their progress. I tell them I love them. I am owning my layers and embracing them all.
But there are more layers of issues, and from time to time I feel the need to deal with them. This is the hard work of growing and healing. I remind myself I am doing this to release old karma and old habits which do not serve me. Issues I wish to resolve in this lifetime, because the times we are living in are profound and nurture all efforts to heal - and the ability to advance our work more quickly than ever keeps me motivated. We are remaking the energy of the World now. Are we going to fill the pool with mud or give it Light and Hope and a sense of adventure? I choose the latter. I hope you do to.
The past few years have been hard for me (lots of opposition Saturn aspects first my Mercury (depression, negative thinking), then my Moon (emotional pain seemingly growing and in my face all the time); and currently my Sun (I am not much am I? I am not smart or worthy. Self esteem in the toilet). Saturn is our friend though. He is showing us our inner drama and making us look at it, clean it up, release it. Astrology helps me see this is not punishment, this is a time to learn to heal a lot if I so choose. And so I have worked on myself, and I have had some amazing breakthroughs.
Recently Ive had several uplifting experiences. I went to the movies on March 10th and saw an action flick. It was so grim and violent my stomach was literally upset. I vowed to give them up because they just seem to be getting more and more violent. Why can't they do the action without all the violence? As I walked out of theatre, I saw the movie beside it called the Shack, which I read about but wasn't sure if it was going to be one of those in your face religion movies. I am spiritual, but not religious at all. But this ugly feeling my stomach from the violent movie made me take a chance. So I went to see it.
The second half of the movie was mind blowing. it was God portrayed as I have always believed "s/he" is. it was like my heart unfolded and told this story. It felt so personal, so intimate and real. Everyone in the theatre was blowing their nose, from happy tears. For days I was floating on air thinking about this movie. It might touch you in the same way, so I really recommend you give it a try. It’s about forgiveness, of ourselves and others and quite empowering.
Two days later I went to the Wine Country for a retreat for myself. I slept, read, walked, mediated, prayed and spent time asking for guidance and help in making myself a better life. All this darkness I was wrestling with was really getting to me. By the time my short stay was finished, I felt I had a plan, I knew steps to take to heal more, and felt really positive about the future possibilities in my life and had the outline of a plan.
That plan was to pray more for everyone and the planet and put good energy out there. To make sure Meditation is part of my routine as often as possible to keep me grounded. That exercise would be a part of that too, and to stop finding reasons not to do it. To be thankful for things, which I am quite good at, but to step it up and be MORE thankful. And to stop working myself to death and get more sleep and rest. And to keep learning, so I bought two new Courses to take. I am a Gemini and my mind needs to keep expanding or I get bored which makes me feel bad. In other words a recipe to step up my game and be more disciplined and more focused on growth vs. pain. I was walking down a new road and it felt positive and good. And when I got home I got some great news about a business deal gone awry and was now completely settled to my satisfaction! An anvil lifted off my shoulders. And many other "out of the blue" positive things have happened in this very short time span.
My dark mood has turned completely around and I am back to being my non-Saturn transit happy self. Now, Saturn is about to go retrograde so he’s gonna hit me with more issues in a couple of months, but that’s OK. I am learning. I get that he has more to teach me and I will be ready for whatever he throws at me (not to mention I don’t have a choice, it is coming, so why not embrace it?)
A dear Psychic friend of mine in NYC called me out of the blue and said, "your guides are driving me crazy, asking me to tell you something you need to know. So here goes --- you are a Healer first and foremost. You need to start taking what you know and spread it around." I spent some time considering it, and recalled when I was in my 20's and just learning meditation and healing and cured a lot of people, but it felt like so much responsibility and I ran from it. So maybe now is the time to return to my roots.
And so I am embarking on a mission to tell you about how you might heal from the experiences I have had. I will show you how I did it, step by step. I hope it helps. It certainly can't hurt to try. Stay tuned for:
Love, Light and Healing, Yvonne
I've talked a lot about changing our ways, to create a new dynamic for our lives. "WE" are in this together. One cannot rise above, or lift us up, without each other. Its like a bee hive. We must work together with a common goal of changing society so we can have more joy and peace and happiness.
I saw this TED video recently that I think is worth your time to see this woman practicing this kind of thing, after learning to change the way she helped to a new dynamic. Click Here
I am a natural giver. But its hard for me to receive. I think because receiving means opening your heart to someone and letting them in. When I give to you, its safe for me to do that. It makes me feel good to do it, that is my reward. And I helped, which makes me feel good again. But when someone wants to give to me, my guard comes up. Yes I am old and I have been hurt (who hasn't?!) and that creates walls, but on a deeper level, I think its more about personal self worth or lack thereof. On some level I don't feel worthy to receive. I try to be a good person, do my best at whatever I attempt, be there for friends and family - so why am I not worthy in my own mind? Because I don't love myself enough, because being vulnerable scares me, because I criticize myself to death for all I am not, because I strive for perfection which is an impossible thing, because what I think is perfection is completely subjective. So the big question remains, when will I be worthy for love, for happiness, for wealth, for fun, for living my dream? And the opposite is also true. Some people are takers and only know how to take, because to give makes them vulnerable, which they cannot do, or allow.
WOW. How did we do this to ourselves? I think its old karma dragged into this life like a baggage cart, but I also think its environment. The world we live in is so fake. Things that are truly important are not, and things that are silly at best, are revered, like celebrity. The endless search for wealth and success has taken our eye off the ball of being happy and learning, our two only true goals here. If you look at the 1% with billions....and seeing them want to destroy medicare and social security, you have to ask why they are so unhappy that they have to hurt other people when they have so much? Because their great wealth is not giving them joy, and like a gamblers addiction they seek more money hoping that more money will trigger happiness....but of course it never will. Money is a tool, not a state of being. Sharing will give you happiness, not taking. Loving will bring you happiness, not money and power. Friends and family will bring you happiness, not a big bank account. Does having money make you feel secure. Of course it does. But how many houses can you live in, how many cars can you drive, how many trips can you take? When you have a billion dollars I think you can stop worrying about your security and start to live. But on an ordinary level, do you have to buy a new flat screen bigger than the last one every other year? Do you have to have designer purses, and why are they worth so much - for you to carry around someones brand name giving them free advertising and paying them for that honor. Are we nuts or what??
The Universe is sending us a very clear and simple message. "I" didn't send you to earth to work 80 hour weeks, to struggle to pay your bills, to be criticized beyond comprehension, to feel a constant state of pressure to achieve, to have only a few hours a week to be with friends and family, to get little sleep because you have so much to do. I sent you here to love, live and be happy." And the Universe is screaming into our subconscious now that we CAN HAVE THAT, if we shift gears just a little from time to time until we are living a whole new life. Thousands of years ago the seven deadly sins were practiced as they are today. Isn't it time we create the 7 keys to happiness instead. Greed = Sharing; Lust=Connecting; Gluttony=Balance; Laziness=Action; Wrath=Peace; Envy=Goodwill; Pride=Selflessness
Take a day for yourself from time to time. Tell your friends/family you love them. Share (not give or take).
Find something about yourself you really love and focus on it, love it even more and be proud of yourself for being you. God made you out of him/herself. How can you not be worthy? it's hard to love ourselves, but work at it, you deserve to feel good, and happy and full of fun and enthusiasm. Being happy is part of our new state of being....when was the last time you were really happy, carefree and felt light from the burdens of all those "to do's" that just never seem to get done? As Auntie Mame, my all time favorite movie and I suggest you watch it and get a dose of what living is about, says "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death." Time to have fun, drink in love and happiness. It's the new you@!
I got a lot of emails about manifesting abundance and decided to write a separate blog about it.
Manifesting is about CERTAINTY and the absence of FEAR.
That's it. No deep mysteries, secrets, focus, vision boards, diaries, positive thinking, etc.
Part of that transition to certainty involves you facing your fears about money and success, and RELEASING THEM.
A lot of spiritual people struggle with material success, because they somehow believe that asking for money is sort of sleazy or unseemly, the antithesis of the spiritual work they do, but you know that with abundance you will share and help others and you are doing good work so you DESERVE financial security giving you financial peace and ability to just focus on your mission and the ability to help others, whether individuals or organizations. Let go of money is somehow a dirty thing and let it flow to you. It's just energy flowing to you.
Others see the rich and powerful as bad people, and don't want to be like them (not all Rich people are bad or we'd be in a heck of a fix more so if this were true.) Find a rich role model and emulate them. BE an example for other rich people of how to live and act and share.
Still others have been raised with dogma that tells them being poor is what God wants for you in this life, you'll get your reward in the next. These "thoughts" about money are fear, the only thing that stops the flow. None of these ideas are real, but they do cause FEAR, and Fear blocks EVERYTHING! Let it go! Think of money and success as FUN. Don't take it so seriously. Find the joy in it.
Start with owning who you are. YOU ARE ONE OF GOD'S PERSONALITIES. Like concrete for roads and sidewalks, GOD IS THE STUFF WE, AND EVERYTHING, IS MADE OF. And once you believe that the Universe wants only the best for you and will give you whatever you need, it all flows to you. Go within and realize how amazing you are. Pray for help and get help. You are a piece of the Universe, how much do you love you? Your mind is a magic manifesting machine. What you think is granted. Do you think good stuff, or fear based stuff? Whichever it is comes to you, because your mind grants you all your wishes.
How much do you give thanks for your gifts on a daily basis - thankfulness brings abundance, and the more thankful you are, the more abundance flows toward you. I even say thank you when I find a parking place and my friends can tell you I am "lucky" when looking for parking. And the opposite of thankfulness is fear. Fear is a wall between you and success.
And sometimes we create those walls ourselves - by not believing in ourselves, by not expecting good things, by thinking we are not worthy and forgetting the God/Universe/Creator we love is US.
Ask for help if you are stuck. I mentioned in the last blog that I wanted to start making more money. I wrestled with what it could be. Not coming up with anything just made me more frustrated and fearful. Finally, I started asking my Angels for help. I asked every night for guidance, inspiration, and help. After a few nights of this, I started to feel more calm, certain that help was coming, a sense of "things are getting better." Then one day I was listening to a friend tell me about a conversation with someone else, and from that a light bulb went off and gave me a whole new idea of how to change my course in life - something I never thought of but the Universe had presented it to me (and I have started doing that work, and growing clients everyday).
I mentioned it didn't even take writing down what I wanted, because I wasn't even sure what that was. But turning my problems over to a higher power (Arch Angels resonate strength and goodness for me). If you pray to God, talk to angels, ask your higher self then you don't feel so alone. And once you don't feel alone, you are connecting to the Universal part of yourself and good things start to flow toward you. And with each opportunity, be sure to say THANK YOU! to the Universe which is really you thanking yourself. You are just one of God's many personalities, but you are part of a web that never leaves you, a web that is your family, a web that sustains you, that IS YOU.
Now this doesn't mean you sit back and wait your life away. It means when you have a need, ASK FOR HELP, trust that the help is ALWAYS there, and when the opportunity comes to you, then put your all into it, to make is physically manifest. You are spirit, but when you are on Earth, you are also operating in the physical realm and must follow its laws too. You are a split personality - spirit and form.
And during the process of "growing" the opportunity, you will have doubts. Just say CANCEL every time something negative comes to mind and replace it with a vision of success. Keep doing this as often as it takes, until these doubts appear less and less. And ask yourself WHY you are afraid of success. it's probably that low self esteem bandit again. Owning that you DESERVE abundance is the hardest part. Stand in front of your mirror every morning and have short chat with yourself, like a coach talking to the team. "I deserve success and abundance. I am worthy. I am going to make a difference in the world and use my abundance to help others as well as myself. I deserve abundance and success and the God within is guiding me to this every day in mysterious ways that I surrender to and accept."
You can also make thankfulness a part of your life to get the ball rolling. I crawl into my bed at night and thank God for my warm, safe, cozy bed. I look around my apartment routinely and thank God for this great space I live in. I give thanks for my wonderful pet cat Bunny, who is also a wise and ancient creature who KNOWS she is connected to God every minute of the day and often reminds me of it. I thank God for my friendships which sustain me. I give thanks when I can pay my bills. I give thanks when I have a fun day. I give thanks a lot. But when you live in fear, or allow yourself be sucked into it, you only see lack not abundance. So find everything good in your life and just say "thank you God" and then the Universe knows you want MORE good stuff, and sends it to you.
I hope this helps you understand manifesting, losing fear based beliefs about money or success, being thankful for what you do have is like a magnet that attracts more good to you, and that when you are in need, just ask for help, look within and find the love that exists for you every second of the day, and know that you are that love. Once we can own that, the world will be paradise and our lives will be filled with joy, laughter and abundance in all things. Now go to the mirror and say great things to yourself and keep doing it until you own it, and so much amazing stuff will flow to you that you will be thankful everyday.
The crazy energy out there raised a lot of emails and calls! Everyone seems to be feeling this energy - the good, the bad and the ugly. So I thought I should write something about coping with the changes taking place the next 18 months.
When I speak of energy at odds, it literally means we are in a storm. Its not a metaphor, it's for real. There is storm of opposing energy. Since we are part of the fabric of this planet, we are part of this opposition. The Earth herself is changing - reaching a cataclysmic state as she approaches a rebirth. Global warming is changing her, just like our DNA is literally changing as we speak. We are on the precipice of a rebirth. The parts of ourselves which does not work will be torn from us if we don't work hard to go with the flow. CHANGE is everywhere, and so are tempers. People are feeling caged, frustrated, confused and rather helpless at times. We are snakes in the process of shedding our skins so we can be something else.
A the core of these changes is CLEANSING. There's a reason you want to clear the clutter, rearrange the furniture, change your look, your hairdo, your job, your career, your friends and family are even undergoing a certain scrutiny because we are EVOLVING into new levels of consciousness. We have to be MINDFUL of what we take with us, who we associate with, how authentically we live our lives.
I recently turned into the mad cleaning woman, obsessed with going through every closet, drawer and cabinet and getting rid of all the unwanted stuff. It's elemental Feng Shui - you have to have empty space to allow NEW things to come in. Most of us are pack rats. Get busy and clean the house and the garage and the yard. Tell yourself an important person is coming to visit and you want the place to be as spiffy as it can be. You need to literally make space in your house. Less furniture, less clothes, less kitchenware, less pictures on the wall. Make room for new stuff to come into your environment. How about giving it an an hour every evening on something? Clean a drawer out while you watch TV. Turn on your favorite music as loud as can be and tackle that closet or garage. Clean. Clean. Clean. This is an act of faith, of belief that you want a new future and you are telling the universe and your higher self you are ready.
Then there is a harder part, clearing out the people from you life who don't value you. Do your "friends" and family make you feel good, encourage you, treat you with respect, or do they always ask for help and never return the help when you need it? Do they always seem to say things that hurt your feelings? Do they make you feel insecure and undervalued? Then its time to clean those people out too. (yes its harder with family, but you can limit your contact if need be.)
I had a friend for over 20 years I recently asked to leave my life. It took me 6 months of mulling it over, but no matter which way I looked at it, this person belittled me, took advantage, coerced me, and made me feel used and insecure. There were a couple of final straws for me, but one that stands out was the night she left the house, I leaned against my front door and said out loud to myself "Thank God she is gone." This drove home to me how uncomfortable she made me feel and I had to ask myself why I was allowing this habit to continue when she was so toxic to me. I talked to my other friends about it. Turns out a lot of them only tolerated her for me. Others said to follow my heart, and that's what I did. So I told her that her attitude toward me was anything but friendship, that her belief systems were full of fear and anger and did not make me feel good, and I was, sadly, ending our relationship. She was shocked. I don't think she ever expected me to speak up for myself and change the pattern of abuse. And from that moment onward I felt like an anvil lifted off my shoulders. I was free. I never looked back. And even though it took me six months to do it, I felt that I had to honor myself and feel good about me. It's not only my right, but my duty to keep good energy around me.
She lost several other friends that same year, and she never did the work to figure out why. I did the right thing and made room for new people to come into my life, and a new friend came along almost immediately like magic. it was one of the hardest things I ever did, but it was worth it for my sanity, my self respect and my happiness. If you have people like this in your life, toxic people, know that they prevent you from moving forward, from having self respect and from raising your own vibrations to a higher level so you can move into the new energy of the world. I never said it would be easy, but boy it feels good to be surrounded by people who love and cherish me. I deserve it. And you do too.
Do the same with career, start looking for a new job, or starting your own business. Make your life a happy place and your vibrations automatically elevate, taking you to the higher level.
I also want to talk about "perfection". People tell me they will get busy on their work WHEN they get everything in order. Excuse me! Everything is NEVER in order. The Universe and life is chaos and change. While you're waiting to be perfect, life is passing you by. Maybe you're the big pink flower and you'll get busy when you're smaller like the white flower. Or maybe you're the white flower and you'll get busy as soon as you're able to change yourself to pink like the other flower. Our need for perfection prevents us from living our lives. Our disatisfaction is a block to success. Stop Sabotaging yourself. Is your life passing before your eyes because "someday" is never today? Well stop it. Change is a process, one step at a time. LIVE. LIFE IS A BANQUET AND MOST POOR SUCKERS ARE STARVING TO DEATH was a line in the movie Auntie Mame which changed my life at age 13. I lived in a small town, where people seldom dreamed or stepped outside the box, and they made me feel like life was dull and a bust. This movie helped me see the possibilities in life. So much to learn, so many people to meet, so many places to see, so many experiences to have. Life is only dull if you are dull. Get out there and explore, make as many changes as you can, but don't stop moving forward because you're waiting until everything is perfect. There is no such thing as perfect, its only an excuse not to LIVE!
And finally, some other ways to keep the spirits up, and focus on the best in you, and the ability to cope with the true madness which is coming. I wish I could tell you rainbows are around the corner, but the next 18 months are about destruction so the phoenix can rise from the ashes. There will be turmoil. Learn to be of this world but not in it. Don't let this dark energy suck you under. Remember, its always darkest before the dawn. Great things are coming....just not quite yet.
PS: Pluto turns direct Thursday the 20th. Road blocks are lifted and progress can finally be made. Take advantage of this forward moving energy.
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July and August 2013 an article about me is running in the Noe Valley voice.
I also did a chart on Noe Valley based on when the neighborhood was incorporated. It was a first and fun to do.
Read the interview here.
I've been working really hard the last couple of months, including writing a monthly forecast column. I will focus on key factors for the month for everyone. Please sign up for the emails and you will be notified with each new monthly addition.
I have also put ads in the National Dell Horoscope Magazine and their Dell website that will start running in May, as well as ads in Common Ground and Open Exchange.
I finally set up my Facebook, Twitter and Linked-in accounts. Looking forward to the world of social media. I am still somewhat confused about it but learning.
I am doing more Tarot readings than ever before and have set up half hour and one hour readings. If you don't use all the time, it will be carried forward to your next reading. Any suggestions on other options are welcome.
And finally I created a new look for the website and a new logo and header. I like the clean look and hope you do too.
Well 2012 has flown by and it's almost the New Year. I look back on 2012 with relief its over. Lots of emotional struggles for me this year and many changes. Same for my friends and family. And the World. Its because we are in what I call the "pool"...like a big pot of soup, we all sit in the same energy together and it affects our lives, our emotions, our sense of self, our connection to God. We are in this together whether we like it or not.
From now until March 2015, the stars are very busy changing us and the world. 2013 may yield a lot of "natural disasters" like earthquakes, fires, floods, etc. Mother Earth has been tormented by us and she will be scratching the fleas and shifting things around, just like we need to make changes and shift. Bend and learn, hold fast and break. It's hard to change, especially as we age. Harder still for fixed signs who just like things the way they are. I am a cat lover and I can tell you they like things just the way they are and when you move stuff around they get curious and cranky at the same time if the changes don't meet with their approval. Its time for us all to open our minds to the new. See things we've missed until now. Look at things from a different angle. Sit on a hill or a high rise and look down on your town or city and reflect. Think about the world and how you can make it a better place by being a better person. Every time you make a loving gesture, the "pool" radiates more good energy to vanquish the negative. Be a magician and pour your good will fairy dust everywhere you can. You really can make things better by being more loving and kind.
I had lunch with a dear friend yesterday and we ended up spending 9 hours together talking about everything under the sun, including the state of the world. Politics right now can be so depressing. Its hard to picture a sane person in DC or Wall Street. They are just so out of touch with the world, and live in their isolated bubble of privilege and power and appear to have decided that looking down on We The People is an OK thing to do. I am sure Thomas Jefferson is up in heaven shaking his fists. I know for me it is often so hard to imagine a better world when such selfish people are running things. So what can we do? I don't have billions to fight them, and I bet you don't either. But we DO have power, and its hard to remember that in this world in such turmoil right now. Up is down and down is up for sure.
But the real power is with the Universe. This place is his/her making and their love can do ANYTHING if we BELIEVE. So Monday night when you raise your glass at midnight, thank the universe for life itself. Ask to bless the world and everyone in it. And each and everyday in this new year, ask "God" to help us manifest a world of love and caring for one another, and to help warm the hearts of the cold and callous and make this place the heaven on earth it is supposed to be. God bless us everyone and best wishes to you all for a fascinating New Year.
Venus moves from lovey dovey Libra to intense Scorpio - joining Saturn no less. The next few weeks are hot, intense and cathartic.
Banish emotional fears and stop running from the real thing. Sure its scary, but its REAL which means it can last, it can endure, it can enlighten, it can heal, it can melt your fears (or enhance them if you hold onto your fear) and it can be a whole lot of fun and wild passion too.
Speaking for fear, the dark side of this is that you will wallow in your base instincts. Things like self doubt and jealousy can come pouring out of you. Its a time to reconcile yourself with who you are and own it and love it. Or change it. If you find yourself accusing your love interest of flirting or cheating, you know you're in a bad place. If you think you're not good enough, make a list of your good and bad points and realize you stack up to most people. And change what really makes you crazy about yourself. Therapy would be excellent now, as you are motivated to explore your depths and Saturn will help you release old patterns that do not serve you anymore.
The positive track is to say what's been in your heart and risk rejection or bypass your fears. Spit it out, yell it from the rooftops, take a leap of faith. Venus and Saturn together can create unions with strong sticking power. But you have to be bold. Say the things you hide in your heart and let them out of hiding. Embrace the passion you feel. Be a risk taker. The odds are in your favor if you dig deep and release. This is a time to create lasting connections with meaning and depth. Saturn will take you there if you let him. "I love you but you scare the hell out of me" is a good opening line. Or "I love you so much I almost wish I didn't --- its just so much emotion sometimes I feel like I'm drowning". "You haunt me and I can't take it anymore. Lets give this thing a shot even though I'm afraid you'll rip my heart out". Let the feelings out, Let the passion out. Let the fear out. Let the joy begin. Your heart throb may just be waiting for you to be so bold and will jump in your arms when you say yes to deep, committed love with heaps of passion. Take a chance.
These past few months have been crazy busy for me and finally winding down, so I rejected all invitations for the holidays to spend the day alone with my thoughts. Being too busy steals our alone time, which is what keeps us connected to the spirit. Today I am giving much thanks for all my gifts and bounty and thinking about my life in general. I am truly blessed to have really wonderful people around me. All my clients are good people who I enjoy working with, my friends love and protect me, my kitty still gives me the "I'm wiser than you" eye but she adores me too. I have a friend with perpetual conflict in her life and I give thanks for the relative sanity in my own. It took me decades but I have learned to say "no" to craziness and I don't try to fix people anymore (boy was that exhausting!) Now I am working on me. I am doing meditation asking for deep spiritual growth, I am writing in my journal to manifest those gifts in the material world, and I am thanking God, The Universe, The Creator, etc. for my life and my constant learning. I want to contribute something powerful to the changes looming before us, and I am readying myself. Another friend is worried the world will end and are we prepared? I figure I live in earthquake country so I should be ready for emergencies anyhow so we're working on a "what if the worst happens" plan. I have stored a little food, am shopping for a water storage container, and looking for a greenhouse to put on my deck to grow some food. As a kid I lived on a farm for a while and I seem to have a green thumb as my plants are doing well even though I sometimes neglect them. I do talk to them however, and ask them how they are doing.
I was thinking about people in general, and how much division there is in the world. I have recently gotten to know an amazing Pakistani woman, raised in the Midwest as a Muslim and now working as a Theta Healer and helping me get over old childhood wounds and rewiring my brain. There is so much fear of Muslims in this country and I just don't understand it. (Did we hate all Christians after Timothy McVey?) And while we are learning to hate a particular group, the government contractors are making a fortune with our tax dollars fighting "evil doers" who just happen to be sitting on large deposits of crude oil. Like a magicians sleight of hand, we are looking at one hand and not noticing what the other one is up to. And we don't have the power or the money to fight this giant propaganda machine, so how to we "fight back"? We do it with love.
I look at my new Muslim friend who radiates love, joy, charisma and a heart as big as the ocean, and I wonder about the people out there who would think ill of her because of her family religion. In getting to know her she has told stories about her family gatherings, and they make me laugh inside because they are just like my family stories and yours. Some are wonderful, some are pig headed, some are afraid of anything new, some embrace the new, some can't think outside the box and some are just irritating as hell. People are people. All kinds of personalities, but somehow the same kind of behaviors despite religion or politics or geographic locale. Yet we cannot know everyone on the planet, so how do we derail the prejudice which keeps us apart, in fear and stuck? We do it with Love.
And one of the things we can do with love is be thankful. I have had a lovely day to myself. Thank you God. l had a wonderful turkey dinner and watched "Love Actually" one of my favorite movies about love. Thank you Universe. I slept late (yeah), wrote in my blog. I feel good and I thank God for my good life. That action of thankfulness pours love into our energy pool and lifts all boats up just a bit. Do your part for the world by giving real thanks for all the good things in your life - today and everyday. And tell everyone you love that you love them. It's always wonderful to hear and it opens our hearts to more love. Love really is the answer "they" just don't you to know it!!!
Mars in Capricorn manifests things quite easily. Work really hard during this transit and you will accomplish a lot. I know its the holidays but this is the season for hard work and solid results! Take the time to push yourself and you'll see what I mean!
Yvonne Walker, founder of theAstroHealer.com (formerly Astrological Healing) is an astrologer with 30+ years experience.