CELESTIAL COLLABORATIONS●•·

Synthesis of November 28th-December 3rd


Today’s sun/Mercury cazimi/combustion in Sagittarius is definitely hopeful, and stupidly optimistic, of course—however, it may also be representing something of a warning flag, as well.

The symbolism of this occurring in Sagittarius, obviously, associates itself, and its implications, with hope and forward motion, changes, and… likely—exaggerated, and possibly impossible, ideals.

Further, to consider the degree of this essential conjunction, decan, and its tarot associations—allow me synthesize for you… overall, there may be a resistance to change, or movement, or in trusting the flow—remember, the South Node is moving through its final degrees of Sagittarius, and has been moving through this sign since May of 2020, and thereby tempting natives in all ways of what I call patterning paralysis… and so clinging to No Longer, especially in regard to patterns, conditioning, beliefs, and personal philosophies that simply do not make any sense or hold any rational or logical basis—the clinging to these has likely presented many obstacles and unnecessary struggles.

However, native Sagittarians are convinced at every turn that they’re always right, so try explaining any of this to them, that you can’t possibly understand how they feel, as though they’re experiencing an entirely brand new emotion only known to them—such Zeusian audacity—much luck to you in this endeavor…

In the same turn, wherever Sagittarius is in your chart—this is where you’re clinging to unnecessary and vacant and meaningless motions and muscle memories of the past.

Try not to insist that you know what you’re doing, that no one knows what you’re truly experiencing… remember that you might be dramatizing your feelings and thoughts just a tad.

Likely more than a tad—more than a smidge or a nudge.

The drama, now, is probably quite ridiculous—that’s just good ole Sagittarian energy…

And so again, you could be receiving something of a flash of insight, truly—but this insight is also likely to be including a bit of a warning to take things slow, to be as realistic as possible, and to not succumb to the excitement and drama and recklessness of it all.

This will be incredibly transformative. Now that’s exciting.

Ideals aside for the moment—let’s get real.

Things are falling into place… and forward motion is occurring, believe it or not—but try to take this time to slowly feel it through.

There also a large universal law red flag here—as within, so without… in all ways: if you’re not manifesting it within yourself first, it won’t be manifesting itself for you outside of yourself. Further, the endless ‘speaking of your truth’ at every turn for every matter with every opinion and every emotion doesn’t really mean anything if you’re not actually living your truth in your everyday.

It doesn’t mean anything of depth or substance, anyway… 

Which is another point of warning—if surface is what you’re seeking, this shouldn’t be too complicated or even very challenging… but if you’re seeking something meaningful, something of worth—this will require real devotion, and consistently living in reflective example.

So take a moment. Take a pause. Figure out what you want.

And ask yourself why you want it. 

Then consider what this will require of you. Honestly. Realistically.

And finally, really actually spend some real time to contemplate all traces and muscle memories, preferences, and conditioning from your No Longer—to abandon or disembrace, refuse, and ultimately to unlearn—in order to truly and honestly and genuinely revitalize your soul, personally and egoically evolve, and move forward in light, and in alignment.

What are you willing to sacrifice or surrender for personal peace?



All things must change to something new, to something strange.❞
——Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



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Several days late, the recent last quarter Virgoan moon represented much of a cord-cutting—the most efficiently and responsibly of cord-cutting, of course.

Whether these metaphorical cords are drying up and deadening or are still vital, however unhealthy for you or simply irrelevant, or imbalanced… whatever your reasoning—something is requiring a trimming.

A daring trimming, for good measure… “leaving a secure position in order to attain your desires.”

This could also represent something of a consolidation of What Is, and allowing this something of an approval, or acknowledgement, or acquiescence… in an effort to begin planning forwardly beyond What Is. Additionally, there is a fated-ness to these energies.

So, drawing the lines and cutting the cords… and marking new boundaries—these are essential in moving forward.

As astrologer Raven Kaldera states, “after the hard-won lessons of saying Yes to people, that No is painful and difficult… the Fate no longer merely criticizes imperfections but understands people enough to make allowances for their flaws—yet it seems that whenever she centers her life on others, things go wrong.”¹

So there is definitely a need to learn new skills in some way.

You are essentially being “forced to make difficult choices and defend boundaries, and often cut the cord and retreat again into solitary meditation…” and so of course, “being the one to mark out death is not an easy job, and it makes for desperate validation and cold withdrawal by turns.”¹

Further, “this is an important service that most people don’t appreciate unless they are in bad need of it, and through so much hostility in spite of all best efforts.”¹


Finally, Kaldera suggests that “on the Fate’s moon, we set boundaries with those commitments that have been preventing us from getting the alone-time that we need… it is a good time for setting new rules—with oneself and with others—and for a solitary time of meditation.”¹

There is also a need to “see definite possibilities and evidence of advancement in life and to feel as though we are making progress toward a goal or a clear outcome… [likely because something is causing us to feel] stuck in repetitive or unprogressive ruts… this can lead you to wonder if you would just hold on tight, wait to see if the thing will ever eventually stop or jump off—jumping off while things are still in motion can actually feel life-threatening… the desire, longing, or even addiction to things, people, places, substances, etc can put a hold on your life to the point where you can’t see a way out.”²

“However, each time you return to what feels like the same place, if you’ve been watchful, you’ve had the opportunity to look at other alternatives, answers or possibilities… at some stage, though, there will need to be a decision made: do you want to keep going round and round, or do you want to stop repetitive situations or reactions and get off?”²

Perhaps our greatest distinction as a species is our capacity, unique among animals, to make counter-evolutionary choices.❞
——Jared Diamond



*4:27am PST; 5:27am MST; 6:27am CST; 7:27am EST
Goldsmith, M. ‘The Zodiac by Degrees.’ Weiser Books; ©2004.
¹Kaldera, R. ‘Moon Phase Astrology.’ Destiny Books; ©2011.
²Hill, L ‘360 Degrees of Wisdom.’ A Plume Book; ©2004.

•●♉︎ Lunar Eclipse at 27°14′

Acceleration is a funny thing.

One would think, rather naturally, if not automatically, that the faster one moves the less time one would expend to arrive at one’s anticipated destination—be it a place, a higher rank, a lower weight, or a heightened, enlightened state of mind…

However.

Sometimes…

Sometimes acceleration—let’s say, in the case of vehicular speed—provokes an unexpected speeding ticket, or worse, an accident.

But sometimes… sometimes putting your foot to the metal is simply unmatchable—exhilarating!—like you’re losing your mind, your head, your thoughts, and all your bullshit self-talk…

Acceleration will be the thing—accelerating impatience and anger, frustrations and issues of power and control dynamics. Losing your cool, your mind and rationality, simultaneously, is also a risk—in the other direction… 

Remember, too, that all the breakdown that’s occurring—particularly that which is breaking down within yourself, all those patterned barriers and mental constructs and internal dialogues… it is time for an epic rebirth. This is opportunity.

Acceleration can also refer to a heightened awareness in consciousness.

Remember, as well, that much of the intensity being experienced now is primarily egoic, which would also refer the above mentioned patterned barriers, mental constructs, and internal dialogues being largely orchestrated by the ego—and likely, a threatened ego. 

The shadows, too, are emerging. Talking. These shadows have much to say, and it’s up to you to decipher…

Will you find a way to use these energies constructively? Slowly…

Will you displace blame for your own egoic impulses and lose your cool, reacting, impatiently?

Will you look within yourself, either way, and surrender to a confrontation with(in) yourself regarding the difference?

Which pedal will you navigate with? The choice is yours…

And maybe, just maybe, it’s not you navigating at all… more likely, all these energies are getting to either your ego or your shadows—but either way, it’s you who is personally accountable for your reactions.

Change is upon you… respond—don’t react… accelerate wisely.

❝…our souls may be consumed by shadows, but that doesn’t mean we have to behave as monsters.❞ ——Emm Cole

*12:56am PST; 1:56am MST; 2:56am CST; 3:56am EST

CELESTIAL COLLABORATIONS●•·

—Synthesis of November 12-18th


Your ideals are back up for review, and after you’ve carefully and strategically reassessed the why’s and how’s and what’s and when’s of these ideals of yours—you’re likely feeling much more motivated.

This motivation, however, may be stemming from a precious place of pain deeply repressed within… and the core of this could reveal itself this week. Perhaps it isn’t so much pain, but something that has grown from a place of pain? Whatever it is, it’s a vulnerability. Further, this vulnerability isn’t to be exploited so as to look so virtuous or relevant—but as a lesson for your own private personal evolution.

There is a shadow side to these energies—beware.

Beware that this overwhelming motivation you may be feeling can be so powerful, and so profound, and so absolutely delicious… that this exhilaration could actually sway you away from your ideal. I know—very sneaky.


Caution not spirit, let it roam wild; for in that natural state dance embraces divine frequency.❞
——Shah Asad Rizvi


Again, think long term, long haul, overall picture, down the road and around the bend—think years from now.

Additionally, be it within these motivations or beyond them or outside of them—these energies can loosen you up to a point that you’ll ‘buy’ anything: be it with money or your mind… careful, careful—your values and self-worth could be confronted with a soft spot.

If you are operating on higher frequencies, you could very well tap into deeply/highly insightful realizations… and it could change everything.

If you’re not operating on higher frequencies—you could be offered an opportunity to do so for yourself. It would be my advice to you to embrace any epiphanies you receive, and trust rather than continuing to question, or further—to compartmentalize meaning into your own preferences.

Because it is now, here in the Now—that you need to actually incorporate these insights and apply them in your everyday.

Meaning: you’re not simply being dazzled by the gods with goosebumps and awe… you’re being asked to embody this awe and actually apply it, to inspire others… to lead by example—and quite simply and honestly, this can only be accomplished if you’re tuned in to higher frequencies.


So I learned two things that night, and the next day, from him: the perfection of a moment, and the fleeting nature of it.
——Margaret George


If you’re not ready for higher frequencies, prepared, or invested—it would be best to be quiet… these powers will swallow you whole.

This swallowing—figuratively or metaphorically, of course—could feel like a fierce confrontation… and again, if you’re not willing to surrender, then you’ll truly be bypassing this opportunity, such as the branch that breaks instead of bending.

Remember—you’re keeping in your minds eye the overall.

As incredible as a handful of moments in real time could feel, of it remains merely momentary—the point is missed.

If, however, you’re willing to confront yourself—or be confronted—and put your preferences and opinions, conditioning, and ideologies to the side… (permanently) without having any idea what you’re supposed to do, exactly, with(out) any of it—perhaps this is the point.


Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.❞
——Alice Sebold

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•●♒︎ 1stQ ☽ at 19°21’★

Triggered.

To be triggered…

“I’m so triggered…” “such and such triggers me…” it seems to be all the rage these days—everyone is so triggered, everything is so endlessly triggering.

What does this actually mean?—by definition, to trigger is to ‘initiate’; ‘anything, as an act or event, that serves as a stimulus and initiates or precipitates a reaction or series of reactions…’

A trigger, essentially, is the direct initiative toward, exposure thereof, and highlighting of one’s weakest points. Awesome. Let’s perpetuate it all…

Being triggered is a shadow frequency of Aquarian energies, in reaction to either alienation, displacement, or ostracization.

Again. Is perpetuation what’s necessary?

So now that everyone is good and ever so vocally vulnerable and triggered and alienated beyond recognition it’s time to begin thickening the skin and building a bright white light orb of resilience… or it’s not looking so comfy up ahead.

Overcoming, resilience and secured sustenance… this is what I continue to envision as I translate this quartered moon.

Maybe not secured sustenance—let’s be realistic—it’ll be more like a really dependable sustenance.

Your own.

Can you depend upon yourself?

Are you capable of sustaining that which supports you?

Can you sustain your own best interests?

Do you have a voice that’s assertive enough to stand up to that which towers over you?—to that which is beyond you?

Are you capable of moving beyond your trigger points and build a resilience?

Sure, these questions are triggering… but, putting your answers to actual reality—are you triggered, or prepared? Reality check.


Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.❞
——Elizabeth Edwards


Either way, creative solutions should befall you this weekend… not the creativity that reinvents definitions to words or meanings, or the ever-trending lazy creativeness that allows everyone to feel worthy, or essential—like we’re all winners; this sort of creativity will not sustain itself—simply because it’s not realistic.

Reality checks are still building and bulldozing a new way. 

Still, these creative solutions are subtle and not guaranteed—you’ll have to be experiencing a higher frequency for them. Otherwise, much frustration will be experienced, and even more likely—frustration without an outlet, which, obviously, inspires eruption. 

I guess, whatever works?

There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.❞ ——Sophie Kinsella

Are you capable of real raw and honest discernment now?

Will you recognize the difference between the two experiences?—between reaction and response…

Are you capable of choosing the overall long haul bigger picture over the truly small and personal egoic trigger?

Can you be bigger and live beyond your vulnerabilities?—now that you’ve displaced yourself from realistic proportions between this and that within your own small reality…

Are your petty real time problems going to matter in twenty years?—within a perspective of the larger long haul bigger picture of course… remember, we’re all winners—every last one of our touchy triggered feelings matters more than existence itself *eye roll*

Bigger picture, folks… time for accountability through these reality checks…

Speaking of which—what was coming into your reality, or leaving it, in November of 2002?—nineteen years ago… for those of you old enough to consciously remember this time, having made conscious choices within your reality at this time—you could be noticing the navigation of a subtle second round within the patterning of your personal evolution.

Try not to let it trigger you wink wink this is your opportunity to be resilient this time around… more discerning of your time, energy, and efforts.

Because, after all—this personal accountability thing I won’t let go, because after all, it’s a highest expression of Aquarian energy, which is what we’re supposed to be learning through this phase, would account for personal discernment and resilience.

Through this time, try choosing personal accountability—because you’re worth it.

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself.❞ ——Henry Ward Beecher

*4:45am PST; 5:45am MST; 6:45am CST; 7:45am EST

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CELESTIAL COLLABORATIONS●•·

—Synthesis of November 5-10th

Potential.

The concept of potential is often one of those hip buzzwords that celebrates and emphasizes productivity, opportunity, and forward-moving or future advancements, eventual reward… you get the idea.

And sure, this is appropriate, sometimes—the definition being, seemingly directly, ‘having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future…’

The root definition of the word ‘potential’ is simply: being able…

However, ‘being able’ is also opportunity for harsh realities coming to a climax or maturity.

For example, and mind you this one is extreme though sadly somewhat relevant… if one lives to eat (or numbingly consume otherwise) rather than more moderately, economically, nutritionally or sensibly eating to live, one has a very real potential, or ability, to become grossly and unnecessarily overweight… this potential, then, in turn, has a hefty potential of literally weighing down many systems beyond oneself and scale, such as the healthcare system, social systems, or systems of transportation, the entire industry of fashion and how clothing is now made!, not to mention the skeletal, muscular, and cardiovascular systems… you get the idea.

This is just one example… an example many people are being offered a very shamelessly saturnian awakening these days, in all ways.

So where is your potential heading?

Where is it in your reality that you’re needing to get a grip?

How is it in your reality are you being given a reality check?

In what ways are you feeling the pressure?—is it motivational, or weighing you down?—literally or otherwise…

What are you able to do? Where are your abilities? In what ways is your potential able to develop?

Are your potentials going in the directions you want?—or in a direction you’ll one day need to get a grip on, or face a reality check?

You’ll be feeling these motivations/weights much more this week—they’re building and becoming overwhelming or all-consuming… how you use these energies is essential.

It is suggested, of course, to take your cake—but eat only your slice, and savor moderately and sensibly… 

Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do (or don’t do!) today.❞

——Tim Fargo (parentheses mine)

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Emotional depths, if you’re willing to submerge yourself, will offer you everything that is essential to this moment in time as you know it to be. It is worth your time to go deeper; to uncover what lies below the surface.

You must first be willing.

You must then commit to never, never turning back once you’ve set sail, submerged yourself deeply enough that you begin to experience the inability to consciously control what you feel next or unconsciously feel genuine fears or authentic desires… to let it go.

You must finally be willing to confront anyone—primarily yourself—and thereby fundamentally debilitating the ultimate value of the treasures you seek.

Through this gentle self-admission and spiritually energetic acquiescence you will be presented with a celestial opportunity to reflect… and to trust—to evolve!

To surrender.

Only once you’ve truly and honestly surrendered to your deepest depths are you able to honestly understand any given situation, enough to inherently feel your response even before being presented with a circumstance toward own your reflexive reaction.

Every encounter or involvement you find yourself in is universally connected to the very reflection you connect to yourself… surrendered.

The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven’t yet come to the end of themselves… they’re still trying to give orders, and interfering with God’s work within.❞
——A. W. Tozer


What kind of energy do you exude?

What kind of energy do you put out for others to receive?

What kind of energy do you accept from others?

Within yourself, what do you surrender to?

Beyond yourself, what do you surrender to?

If the sun is your character, the moon your behavior—wouldn’t it be fair, then, to equivalate, through the deep connections one seeks in Scorpio: that what you give is what you get?—that what you see in yourself is what you find, ultimately, in/through others?—that what you refuse, is refused?

Stop repressing your fears/essence.

Stop suppressing your fears/essence.

Stop transferring your fears/shame.

Stop projecting your fears/shame.

Think before you displace your fears/essence.

Stop denying yourself.

If you’re unable to accept yourself—your entire Self—you’ll be unable to accept anyone, anything…

You’ve got some surrendering to do… it would be in your best interest to be willing to do this for yourself, and I suggest this with love.

When you’re finally able to give even your fears the acknowledgement they deserve, the respect, the resolve—the surrender—you’ll be able to finally trust your essence.


Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life—and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.❞
——Eckhart Tolle

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*♏︎NM tomorrow @2:14pm PDT; 3:14pm MDT; 4:14pm CDT; 5:14pm EDT

CELESTIAL COLLABORATIONS●•·

—Synthesis of October 29th-November 3rd


Visualize, if you would—

The deeper into the sea you dive the more difficult it is to move, or for your body to function in even the simplest capacities… breathing becomes an act of will rather than an automatic reflex.

Everything intensifies, every little thing experiences pressure. Even movement slows. Presence is quite confronting.

Not just anyone can attempt to dive deep, or for that matter, reflected more philosophically, spiritually, or really, quite matter-of-factly—not just anyone can attempt to dive deeply into themselves in such a confronting and honest manner.

The ego typically prevents it.

To dive deeply the ego is required to stand under the higher Self, to stand under the soul—to prepare its breath into the deepest unconsciousness… few egos are willing.

Few egos are audaciously fearless. 

The soul is fearless.

Are you up for it?—are you up for really knowing yourself?



The following points/mantras are taken from David R Hawkins MD, PhD from his book “Letting Go” (©2012; Hay House, Inc)…

With your energy manifesting through intention—

A thought is a “thing.” It has energy and form.

The mind with its thoughts and feelings controls the body; therefore, to heal the body, thoughts and feelings need to be changed.

What is held in mind tends to express itself through the body.

The body is not the real self; it is like a puppet controlled by the mind.

Beliefs that are unconscious can manifest as illness, even though there is no memory of the underlying beliefs.

An illness tends to result from suppressed and repressed negative emotions, plus a thought that gives it a specific form (i.e., consciously or unconsciously, one particular illness is chosen rather than another).

Thoughts are caused by suppressed and repressed feelings. When a feeling is let go, thousands or even millions of thoughts that were activated by that feeling disappear.

Although a specific belief can be cancelled and energy to it can be refused, it is generally a waste of time to try to change thinking itself.

We surrender a feeling by allowing it be there without condemning, judging, or resisting it. We simply look at it, observe it, and allow it to be felt without trying to modify it. With the willingness to relinquish a feeling, it will run out in due time.

A strong feeling may recur, which means there is more of it to be recognized and surrendered.

In order to surrender a feeling, sometimes it is necessary to start by relinquishing the feeling that is there about the particular emotion (e.g. guilt that “I shouldn’t have this feeling”).

In order to relinquish a feeling, sometimes it is necessary to acknowledge and let go of the underlying payoff of it (e.g., the “thrill” of anger and the “juice” of sympathy from being a help less victim).

Feelings are not the real self. Whereas feelings are programs that come and go, the real inner Self always stays the same; therefore, it is necessary to stop identifying transient feelings as yourself.

Ignore thoughts. They are merely endless rationalizations of inner feelings.

No matter what is going on in life, keep the steadfast intention to surrender negative feelings as they arise.

Make a decision that freedom is more desirable than having a negative feeling. Choose to surrender negative feelings rather than express them. Surrender resistance to and skepticism about positive feelings. Relinquish negative feelings but share positive ones.

Notice that letting go is accompanied by a subtle, overall lighter feeling within yourself. Relinquishing a desire does not mean that you won’t get what you want. It merely clears the way for it to happen.

Get it by “osmosis.” Put yourself in the aura of those who have what you want.

“Like goes to like.” Associate with people who are using the same or similar motivation and who have the intention to expand their consciousness and to heal.

Be aware that your inner state is known and transmitted. The people around you will intuit what you are feeling and thinking, even if you don’t verbalize it.

Persistence pays off. Some symptoms or illnesses may disappear promptly; others may take months or years if the condition is very chronic.

Let go of resisting the technique. Start the day with it. At the end of the day, take time out to relinquish any negative feelings left over from the day’s activities.

You are only subject to what you hold in mind. You are only subject to a negative thought or belief if you consciously or that it applies to you.❞



Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.
——Ann Lander

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Invest in yourself a few moments of your time to read the words of David R Hawkins MD, PhD from his book “Letting Go” (©2012; Hay House, Inc)… I have to imagine that it might be timely and oh, so appropriate at any time—

Blame. We need to learn how to get along… but more importantly—we need to learn how to love ourselves first.

Personal accountability, folks. It will be rewarded.

❝One of the biggest blocks to overcome in getting out of depression and apathy is that of blame. Blame is a whole subject in itself. Looking into it is rewarding. To begin with, there are a lot of payoffs to blame. We get to be innocent; we get to enjoy self-pity; the martyr and the victim; and we get to be the recip ients of sympathy. we get to be the recipients of sympathy.

❝Perhaps the biggest payoff of blame is that we get to be the innocent victim and the other party is the bad one. We see this game played out in the media constantly, such as the endless blame games drama tized in a multitude of controversies, mudslinging, character assassinations, and lawsuits. In addition to the emotional payoff, blame has considerable financial benefits; therefore, it is a tempting package to be the innocent victim, as it is often financially rewarded.

❝Blame is the world’s greatest excuse. It enables us to remain limited and small without feeling guilty. But there is a cost-the loss of our freedom. Also, the role of victim brings with it a self-perception of weakness, vulnerability, and helplessness, which are the major components of apathy and depression.

❝The first step out of blame is to see that we are choosing to blame. Other people who have had similar circumstances have forgiven, forgotten, and handled the same situation in a totally different way. We earlier saw the case of Viktor Frankl, who chose to forgive the Nazi prison guards and to see a hidden gift in his experience at the concentration camps. Because others, such as Frankl, have chosen not to blame, that option is also open to us. We have to be honest and realize that we are blaming because we choose to blame. This is true, no matter how justified the circumstances may appear to be. It is not a matter of right or wrong; it is merely a matter of taking responsibility for our own consciousness. It is a totally different situation to see that we choose to blame rather than to think that we have to blame. In this circumstance, the mind often thinks, “Well, if the other person or event is not to blame, then I must be.”

❝Blaming others or ourselves is simply not necessary.

❝The attraction of blame arises in early childhood as a daily occurrence in the classroom, playground, and at home among siblings. Blame is the central issue in the endless court proceedings and lawsuits that char acterize our society. In truth, blame is just another one of the negative programs that we have allowed our mind to buy because we never stopped to question it.

❝Why must something always be someone’s “fault”?

❝Why must the whole concept of “wrong” be introduced to the situation in the first place?

❝Why must one of us be wrong, bad, or at fault?

❝What seemed like a good idea at the time may not have turned out well. That’s all.

❝Unfortunate events may have just happened. To overcome blame, it is necessary to look at the secret satisfaction and enjoyment we get out of self-pity, resentment, anger, and self-excuses, and to begin to surrender all of these little payoffs. The purpose of this step is to move up from being a victim of our feelings to choosing to have them. If we merely acknowledge and observe them, begin to disassemble them, and surrender the component parts, then we are consciously exercising choice. In this way, we make major move out of the morass of helplessness. 

❝It is helpful in overcoming resistance and taking responsibility for our negative programs and feelings to see that they come from the small aspect of ourselves. It is the very nature of the smallest part of ourselves to think negatively, so there’s an unconscious tendency to agree readily to its limited viewpoint. But that is not the whole of our beingness; for outside and beyond the smaller self is our greater Self. We may not be conscious of our inner greatness. We may not be experiencing it, but it is there. If we let go of our resistance to it, we can begin to experience it. Depression and apathy, therefore, result from the willingness to hang on to the small self and its belief systems, plus the resistance to our Higher Self, which consists of all of the opposites of the negative feelings.

❝It is the nature of the universe that everything in it is represented by its equal and opposite. Thus, the electron’s equal and opposite is the positron. Every force has an equal and opposite counter-force. Yin is compensated for by Yang. There is fear but there is also courage. There is hatred but its opposite is love. There is timidity but there is also bravery. There is stinginess but also generosity. In the human psyche, every feeling has its opposite. The way out of negativity is, therefore, the willingness to acknowledge and let go of negative feelings and, at the same time, the willingness to let go of resisting their positive opposites. 

With humility comes the willingness to stop trying to control or change other people or life situations or events ostensibly ‘for their own good’. To be a committed spiritual seeker, it is necessary to relinquish the desire to be ‘right’ or of imaginary value to society. In fact, nobody’s ego or belief systems are of any value to society at all. The world is neither good nor bad nor defective, nor is it in need of help or modification because its appearance is only a projection of one’s own mind. No such world exists… We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become.❞

——David R. Hawkins

*1:05pm PDT; 2:05pm MDT; 3:05pm CDT; 4:05pm EDT on Thursday, October 28 2021

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•●♈︎ FM at 27°26’★

The Greeks believed, and understood, that boundaries were not meant to keep things out, but rather—to contain the presence of sacredness within.

Applied to today’s lunarly landscape: self-authorship versus severely debilitating—even on a psychical level—indecision… but also, perhaps even more importantly—inner trust and  knowing.

The issues of boundaries, then, could be necessary now to protect you—not in terms of keeping you from anything, or in keeping anything from you… but, more significantly and importantly, in an effort to keep your inner knowing safe and untainted.

The Gemini NN/Sagittarius SN (which are finally moving through the last two degrees…) has offered much misinformation, and many ill-equipped ideals toward sovereignty seeking and woo-woo enlightenment ventures—many are struggling with inner knowing, and intuitive trust, proper instinct, as well as personal authority… and the contextual definition of the word ‘synchronicity’… so this nodal influence one exacerbates this vulnerability.

This hasn’t been helping… not to mention the superficiality of it all.

Instead of focusing on, or worrying about, or stressing over the what, the how, the why, or the who of the misinformation or mishap at hand—rather, consider that this lunarly influence is asking you to ponder through the reflection thereof…

In other words: what exactly or essentially is being reflected through __(the what, the how, the why, or the who)__ in an effort for you to learn something integral to your personal growth and courageous ventures?

The boundary, then, becomes an opportunity to go within.

There’s also a mighty detail or development of impatience to contend with… and obscurely disappointment-prone expectations—as astrologer Dane Rudhyar transcribed, “what is required, therefore, is an objective inclusiveness of the whole environment; thus a sense of responsibility for what one’s actions will produce in people who have been made to expect significant results.”

There is potential here—but it comes with a hefty price… and actual depth.

The choice is yours, always…

Are you worth the investment of patience, deeper meaning, and not-knowingness?

Are you boundary-ing your sacredness?—or are you giving your power away?

Are you looking deeply enough to see yourself in all that reflects itself?

The type of person you are is usually reflected in your business. To improve your business, first improve yourself.❞ ——Idowu Koyenikan

*7:55am PDT; 8:55am MDT; 9:55am CDT; 10:55am EDT

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