I want to talk about the coming change. The world really can be a better place if we all change. Change into mindful people with big hearts and a sense of the divine which lives within us and helps us everyday in everything we do.
Mindfulness is about being in the moment and acknowledging what is around you and how you are responding. And this is the key to making the change from a mundane life to a spiritual one. While we may have faith or belief, we may not be PRACTICING the behavior of a truly spirit guided soul. This blog today is not so much about astrology as about how to take advantage of the times, and move into that place of spiritual living on a day to day basis. So here we go.
To me astrology is just a road map of where the Universe is taking us. Mercury retrograde...slow down and look over your shoulder at what needs tending to for a few weeks. Mars in Aries, like it is now, go go go because when Mars moves into the next sign, Taurus, you will slow down significantly, so take advantage of this energy flow while it has your back.
And as I have been saying for about 18 months now, this is the time of the big change. I talked about people waking up and making changes...and now protests are taking place globally to make our governments and businesses change their ways -over internet ownership, fracking, pipelines across farm belts, student loans and tuition, unions and global warming - people are everywhere. People ARE waking up and demanding change and getting it. This is the OUTER reflection of this astrology pattern. Working as a whole, a bee hive if you will, will bring great change, and we need each other to do that. We are all made of the same 'stuff" or creator, and we need to act like it. This I, ME, MINE selfishness does not serve us or help us. It isolates us and makes us fragmented and less effective, happy or evolved.
But the key to real change is INNER work, the work of figuring out who you are and how you can attach to the Universe and your Higher Self, so you have a guide and a clue, and the chance to connect to your true source, and never being alone at all, realizing the Universe IS within you and just wants to work with you....but your free will has to choose that.
Mindfulness - living your life by thoughtful processes. Processes which ALWAYS invoke the divine. A pal is having her 60th birthday party. So we figure out where to take her, round up the friends and coordinate, figure out how much it will probably cost and have the cash on hand. Whew, I'm done. No I am not. The new world involves spirit in everything we do. Spend 5 minutes thinking about your friend, wishing them all the best, sending them love and light, and asking the Universe to watch over them now and especially during this year so they have the best, most prosperous and fun year ever. Just sit then and send them healing, light and love. Now you have manifested great energy for her, for her own spiritual development and prosperity, you have added to the pool of energy we all share and made it stronger with your love and best wishes, and you have helped yourself build your bond with the Universe by connecting to that energy CONSCIOUSLY acknowledging the PARTNER you have in life.....The Creator. Whether you are speaking directly to God, to your Guardians, to Angels or your Higher Self, you are speaking to the Creator. I have a "thing" for ArchAngels, so I often speak to them, but I also talk directly to the Creator when I am especially fearful or feeling lost. What ever works for you is fine, as long as you make that conscious mindful choice to connect to source on a regular basis. Like going to the gym, these dialogues are the exercises to keep you connected. and the more connected you are, the more peace and contentment you feel.
Right now the energy in the world is pretty bad. The planets are in a whirlwind battle for good vs evil, for bad vs good, for right vs wrong. On an unconscious level we are feeling lots of stress and anxiety, and when daily life stress interferes with that, we are powder kegs. Asking for healing, for peace, for calmness is key to settling down, and key to keeping you in touch with the Universe. Whether you need a parking place in a busy neighborhood, or help with a life threatening illness, the approach is the same. Go to Source and ask for help...I would really appreciate it if you'd help find me a parking place easily and swiftly. Then you get one, and say THANK YOU! If you need to find a source of healing, ask to find the right doctor or treatment, and when that option is found (and it will be if you sincerely ask for help) then say THANK YOU! If you have a successful business day, say THANK YOU! If your kid cleans his room and draws you a fun picture, thank them AND the Universe.
The whole idea is to create this give and take. The Universe wants to help, but you have to ask and/or be grateful when things manifest or good luck/fun comes your way. The Angels and Guardians LOVE to help you, and want to build a "friendship" with you. And the more you nurture that friendship like you nurture your Earthly friendships, the better your life will be. You are connected to your "good luck charm" and your life will be happier, more peaceful, and more magical. I manifest things all the time, yet I always seem surprised by it. Stunned if you will. I spend too much time trying to do it all myself, feel exhausted and even angry, but when I turn to Source, things "magically" happen. The phone rings with a new client, an old friend calls and cheers me up when I needed it, or I take time for myself to really look at my life and where its going, how can I be a more happy, productive and prosperous person, how can I learn from my mistakes and not repeat painful patterns, etc. I have taken some time these past few months to do some intense inner work, as have many of you, and its a process, often hard, and I find myself so critical of my errors, my life, my life choices, my looks, etc. But this is NOT the way to live.
Happiness comes from shifting perspective. This world we live in is truly crazy. Whether its crazy politics, or business greed, or the ruling class turning the world upside down, it all sucks. And the news, and TV shows and Movies are so full of bad images, ideas and actions - but we are like Monkeys....monkey see, monkey do. Where are the positive role models, the hero's, the doers and the leaders? They are YOU waiting to come out of their shell and step up to the plate and show people how its done, or lead them to a new way of living via your vision of what that might be.
One of the secrets of the Universal connection is that you become more creative, more psychic, more caring and distance yourself from the bad on a certain level of separation. Be of this world but not in it.
Try not to let the distractions that we are told are so important but are not important at all, take us away from our path to higher consciousness and evolution of the spirit.
Astrologically this is an awesome time of change, the Goddess has returned and is pouring her energy for Justice into the world like a waterfall from the Heavens. People are no longer passive, they are in the streets demanding justice; members of congress (who seemed to have been plucked from some mental institution) have to be voted out of office and replaced with people who care about the nation, the Constitution and the good of us and the world, since we are world leaders, albeit bad ones at the moment; corporate greed and tax evasion at the expense of the workers of this country has to cease, Religious leaders spouting hatred have to be called out; and people living selfish lives all about them or their immediate circle have to understand we are all in this together and stop being so selfish. We have to care about one another, wish each other the best, treat people as we want to be treated, and create a world of compassion, love, caring and support....not stand up on your own two feet and survive or get out of my way.
On some level it seems really simple, and it really is, but its hard when the world is communicating to you how flawed you are if you don't have a designer handbag, or fancy car, or important friends. Or if you aren't a size 2 and have tens of thousands of dollars in your bank account you're a loser. You get the idea. Negative message fill up our lives. And all this negativity has filled up our energy pool and made us crazy with anxiety. Do good things as often as possible for yourself and others with the help of Spirit and you can change yourself and our world. Pray. Meditate. Have Spiritual dialogues.
Tell yourself how amazing you are and how much you love yourself. Loving yourself is really key. Stop beating yourself up. Talk to yourself in the mirror and look at yourself several times a day....not to check your hair or make up but to speak to yourself OUTLOUD, affirm yourself, love yourself with all your flaws and make today a better day than yesterday. When you have self critical thoughts, say out loud CANCEL. Over time you will find you are living differently, you are not as anxious, you have hope and a sense of inner peace. But it won't happen overnight. Its a process. I hope you can get started with the little things, then move onto the bigger ones as your confidence builds. Be a part of the new world. Don't let this opportunity for growth pass you by.
Just remember that I keep reminding you that these are magical times. We can manifest a lot with our thoughts. So focus on seeing good things as manifested in the here and now. And don't dwell on the bad or negative, because you will enhance that and bring more of it into your life.
Stay positive...listen to tapes, CD's, comedy, hang with your happy friends. Best wishes to you and for you. Astrology report coming in a few days.