Calm In The Storm
Resonant 8; Blue Planetary Storm; White Dog Wavespell of Heart, Jan 17, 2010, Traditional: 1 Batz
Resonant 8; Blue Planetary Storm; White Dog Wavespell of Heart, Jan 17, 2010, Traditional: 1 Batz
The swirling waves of this Great Purification are churning us all… Death is inside every moment, asking to meet us that we can finally accept impermanence as the ground of birth; accepting instability and unknown as our only stable ground, that we may Rise and greet Life with a new gratitude.
In these times of great upheaval and unfolding, the ripples of misery, fear, despair, and powerlessness pool together with our trust, celebration, divine conviction, levity and courage. In this planetary moment, terror and miracles breathe side by side, paving the spiraling path.
Knowing these times are volatile, we need to be more accountable than ever to the fact that our personal emotional and psychic energies are feeding into the collective, right here and now. Whether we are alone, or speaking to a group of millions on TV, each of us is pulsing our intentions and vibrations into the web of life. Nothing is insignificant; nothing goes unseen by our own heart’s conscience.
Some of us who are very empathic may be inclined to feel the “suffering of the world,” especially as it amplifies our own inner unresolved wounds, presenting us with archetypal struggles and the psychic tension of existence. As fearful anxiety escalates in the collective field, and the trauma of the world’s soul surmounts, we must be alert to our responsibilities to help positively influence our collective vibration. While there are countless ways to help physically, let us not overlook the energetic influences we have on all our relations.
We must do the work of transforming grief into joy, and stress into calm, by learning how to authentically process these times and align with our heart centers.
We will never be immune to the pains inherent in life, but through disciplined training of our minds, we can protect ourselves from accumulating extra layers of unnecessary suffering. (Some helpful teachings in this regard include the work of Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie.)
For those of us privileged to be living in situations where all of our basic needs are met, we especially need to be alert and notice that as soon as we are warm, clothed, housed and fed, we move on to fabricating immense psychological problems to obsess on and identify with. While we may not be able to change all the physical circumstances of our lives, our power is always in how we perceive and respond to them. Attitude is everything. The times have never been so ripe for spiritual training and education of how to truly live as healthily as possible. Invest in your life; invest time in communing with your heart, cleansing your perceptions and nourishing your body; invest in your vibrational emanation!
Our opportunity is to meet the intensity arising in the planetary field, and channel and release the energies through whatever healthy avenues we can discover – whether catharsis, conscious breathing, dance, movement, art, expression, ritual, prayers, meditation, processing, etc. By offering our human vessels as mediums for the soul renewal brought by these sacred universal trials, we uplift the whole, helping transmute and liberate the pain and pressure into presence and knowing. Our contribution adds directly to the overall vibration incarnating upon the planetary scene. We are artists here collaborating in this dimension. Or perhaps we are merely the brush through which the great art moves. Our motives and actions affect and touch Totality.
In the faces of life’s extremes, if we can let the recognition of universal suffering crack our hearts open, then we can access true compassion. As the emergencies are screaming into the abyss, we can feel them when we attune to the One Heart. Can the destruction and pain we encounter remind us of the glory of our interdependence? Can we remember how privileged we are to be able to feel the tender suffering of human sentience? As we allow the heart breaking realities taking place in this moment to dissolve our illusory separation, we receive the blessing brought by the pain; by being present with the pain we receive its empowerment as it ripens our compassion.
Likewise, part of our mission is to anchor joy on this earth, even and especially in the midst of these dark times. This is part of our sacred balancing work. This is not about happiness that is a product of denial and ignorant pleasure. This is not about contentment that is numb to the world’s tragedies and crises. This is not about distracting oneself with frivolous games of amusement. This is not about manic ungrounded outbursts. This is about a joy that is primordial, unconditional, worshipping existence itself. This kind of joy has met grief and digested it, taking it in as food to fuel its surrender. Joy because the Sky is so blue and the deeper I breathe into my heart the more I can feel the preciousness of this very moment humming. Joy because we are here, present in this adventure. Joy because we know there is more to life than what we see. Joy because there is an order that weaves all. Joy because the only thing that lightens life is love and grateful acceptance.
So knowing that our authentic work spans the wholeness of embracing the dark and the light, let us give ourselves license to pour positive, healing, ecstatic, blissful rainbow splendor into the collective cauldron, sweetening the flavor of our shared soup.
We must not be discouraged by the intensity of these times, for they are accelerated on purpose. As we understand we are in a process of an old world paradigm dying and coming apart at the seams, we can have patience and courage, knowing we are here to help anchor the new! As we hold the highest vision for the transformation of our world, rooting to our clearest intentions, let us release expectations of how things are supposed to appear, surrendering to the larger unfolding.
This moment in the collective dream is steeped in mystery. This mystery has a heartbeat that lives within us. Let it be known that we are here to manifest the new culture that is based on conscious, harmonious interdependence. This is the fulfillment this prophecy is inviting of us!
In this pivotal moment, let us learn how to truly be a friend to our own self, nurturing the flowering of our own soul’s beauty and mission. Let’s drop the veils and claim our staff of self-worth. Let’s stop fighting ourselves and receive the chalice our own majesty. Let’s feed the unique divine spark that dances its lightning through us. Let’s wield our gifts with true gratitude for the abundance we have to share. Let’s rejoice for each other’s beauty. Let’s smile for no reason. Let’s smile because it makes us feel like anything is possible. Let’s cry when the grief needs to flow. Let’s dance when the prayer erupts into rhythmic visions. Let’s appreciate each other’s colors and textures of being that make this cosmic collage so diverse. Let’s slow down. Let’s abide in calm presence. As Maharishi Mahesh Yogi advises, let’s “do less and accomplish more.”
Let’s breathe deeply into our connection with our spiritual guides that help us navigate the ever-unfolding labyrinths of possibility. Let’s dare ourselves to trust the incomprehensible Love that has fashioned this whole existence. Let’s step up in our devotion to being part of the solution and know that we have a responsibility to LIVE; to awaken to the opportunities that are offering themselves to us in these times. Let’s not let fear stop us from going over our growth edges. Let’s let the love in. Let’s surrender to the journey. Let’s overcome our cosmic amnesia, feel the earth and sky beating in our hearts, wake up from our materialist slumber, compost our ego’s entrancements, and take our power back from the illusion of separation. Let’s bow to the one web of life, and honor our place as children of the cosmos, innocent yet purposeful. Let’s purify ourselves with sincerity, humility and dedication to serve. Let’s pioneer new pathways in love-based living. Let’s support each other in this quest of being we all share. As emissaries of the Calm Inside the Storm, let’s emanate our inner heart fire to the whole.
By Mark Dodich
“Get ready for an exciting year. Astrologers have been privately talking about 2010 at astrology conferences for several years, and now it’s time to bring our secrets into the world. If you have been impatiently waiting for 2012, then you will be happy to know that it is arriving two years early.
The heavy-duty outer planets that transform lives are all tied together in 2010 in a challenging pattern called a T-square. Imagine the tension you would feel if you were sitting on a three-legged chair that should have four legs. You can sit on it, but you need to pay conscious attention to your actions to maintain your stability.
The least little movement, like reaching for your cup of tea, requires you to rebalance on the fly. Add to that, explosive Uranus moves into impatient Aries this summer to blow up your comfort zone.
Before you rush to call your favorite astrologer, know that this motivating planetary alignment is a good thing. When planets line up in the early degrees of action signs (specifically Libra, Aries and Capricorn), there is an impatient rush to pioneer a new path.
In 2010, the universe reminds you that everything is connected. You must look several steps down the road when you make a decision, because your actions this year will reverberate throughout all areas of your life during the next two years.
The planetary energies of 2012 look calm compared to this summer. The year 2010 does the intense transforming work, so that you are prepared to peacefully meditate on creating a new galactic reality by 2012.
Because these expansive and explosive frequencies do not peak until summer, it is important to begin with relatively uncommon energies currently building toward a summer crescendo.
Warrior Mars, now passing through passionate Leo, begins the year in its rare retrograde cycle. Since Dec. 20, 2009 and through March 10, you have and will be reviewing your ambitions. Leo requires you to step into leadership, urging you to create your life based on your heart’s desire.
If you are trying to keep a relationship or job in motion, but your heart just isn’t in it, Mars retrograde stimulates you to quietly prepare your battle plan for action come spring. With Mars spending six months in Leo when its normal passage is six weeks, you are getting an aggressive push to align your worldly actions with a passionate, heart-centered path.
Before making excuses as to why you cannot have what your heart wants, remember that summer brings paradigm shifts in your life. Trust that your old beliefs and behaviors will fall away. Now is the time to do the behind-the-scenes preparation before announcing your plans to the world.
The energy of these changes picks up speed by August. Before you run off to a cave in Montana, know that the T-square has already been building since 2008.
Destructive Pluto moved into restructuring Capricorn to change aspects of the world that were sitting on faulty foundations (such as bad real estate loans and money games on Wall Street).
The second leg of the T-square started last October when integrity-focused Saturn entered the relationship sign of Libra. You are called to rebalance your relationships, beginning with your relationship to self. If you have been giving too much of yourself away, then you must reclaim healthy boundaries or risk burning out Libra-ruled adrenals.
On a global level, Saturn was in Libra in the early 1980s and early 1950s. The United Nations was in the news and the U.S. was actively changing relationships with the Russians through the reduction of weapons systems. As this energy was getting started in 2008, the installation of weapons systems near Russia’s border was cancelled by President Obama. The United Nations will go through a restructuring before Saturn leaves Libra in the fall of 2012.
Whether you are looking at global or personal relationships, they are all in the process of change. Good relationships have the opportunity to go to even better levels. Bad relationships must be torn apart to be restructured or released.
Whether this is the relationship of the U.S. with a country in change like Cuba, or in your love, family or work relationships, the key is the same. Libra urges diplomacy, grace and cooperation. Saturn requires long term, patient changes to create a solid foundation for the future.
There is a wild card to add to the mix. Expect-the-unexpected Uranus moves into independent Aries at the full moon on May 27.
Uranus revolutionizes your life and Aries wants it done yesterday. All of your neatly laid plans get hit by a thunderbolt. Uranus wants to sell it all and go on a walkabout. Aries wants to pioneer a completely new path. You must balance this freedom-seeking energy with the stabilizing energy of the other two legs of the T-square.
It is like putting a complex puzzle together while all the pieces are floating in zero gravity. The beauty is that you creatively combine different aspects of your life in a way that has never been done before. The challenge is that you must release old paradigm modes of thinking.
Although my intent is to not participate in doom-and-gloom mentality, it is important to look at the difficult side of this grinding planetary pattern. Personal relationships that have not been working are going to crash and burn. Let them go.
Many people will choose to vacate the planet rather than work with this new energy. A recent example of this is last July when changing emotional energy released Michael Jackson, Farah Fawcett, Walter Cronkite and others who represented their generations.
Summer will be a busy fire season and earthquakes will be significant this year. Political and social revolutions will be in the news. The uncovering of corruption and hidden secrets continues to bring new surprises into the media. This same energy brings new inventions in diseases of the heart, natural energy and faster everything.
The phrase “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” does not apply in 2010. Be willing to release old beliefs and behaviors and trust that you are being divinely guided to your highest good.”
Mark Dodich has been a professional astrologer and intuitive consultant since 1980. Mark’s specialties include natal astrology, relocation astrology maps and seven ray spiritual purpose astrology. Visit www.astromark.us.
Gregorian: Jan 1 2010
Natural Time: 20th day of the Rhythmic Moon of Equality
Blue Resonant Night Day
Traditional Count: 11 Eagle
In these times of vibrant chaotic mystery we need roots in the everchanging now that link us to the formless beyond all the appearances and stories. In just the breath of presence, we taste life’s perfection, empty of an agenda, pure life Is. Pure, simple, innocent, and wise. What if we already are at home in the universe? What if we’ve already arrived to our own surrendered humble heart – that by bowing receives its crown?…
As we open to receive the flower that dwells within us, and is our soul’s bouquet, we become more generous in bestowing the art of our being. This redeems our communities with harmony and love. Love is presence; love lives as the now, not the stories, the stories are a veil. The now is salvation from the nightmare of future panic and past shame.
Let us renew our inner and outer purpose… We are the circle around the tree that counts the blessings that cover, pave, color, prove, and sculpt our journey. The cave and the holy light are not separate – they are whole.
Like the sun rejoicing in its consistent FIRE and blazing danger light that sources the dance of life enthusiastic…vibration of creation … beyond our comprehension, as the architect decrees, life is a song that will never stop singing…ultimately, the convincing scenario of consciousness’ eternal nature is utterly dreamlike.
So enjoy another now…There may well be no end to presence. While form surely changes, our essence is already united with our divine undifferentiated source. This source is the root of our natural abundance. The more we celebrate each others’ beauty and health, the more radiant we become. The more we sincerely show up for our loved ones, the more love nurtures the most microcosmic details of our lives, fortifying our web of relations.
This is an essential time to wake up out of the many misleading spells that collective humanity is under in these times – including artificial time, the lie of unworthy and the trance of scarcity and separation.
As we align with our natural connection to the inherently interconnected existence of divine abundant nature that flows through all of creation, then we become recipients of and vehicles which bestow the Universe’s graces. Let us keep giving to one another and being the instruments through with the new song of heart comes through on this earth, under the stars, as one in the spirit of human beauty.
Let us question the spells of limitation, separation, compart-mental-i-zation. that have bound us. Communication is our tool of liberation and re-creation. dreaming a new dream, molding actions with intentions of a new vibration which transmits a demonstration of transformation. As we keep doing that which is set out, that which is ours to do, walking our path, we emerge:
Shining petals of rejuvenation, dew-kissed, born of tribulation.
For we are the perfumes -chanting- invoking -lighting one another’s paths… let us keep opening to the journey, learning to let the unknown blanket us in love… safe in the void… no self to defend… Can we let ourselves be held by life? Can we let ourselves anchor joy and trust as preventative medicines for the soul sicknesses of these times?
We are together in this prophetic cauldron, the cycles of the ancient star codes in stone have mapped the aligning of celestial sources with terrestrial forces, taking place in these very moments…
Therefore let us live life with abundant heart, trusting that as we give from our essential core being, life naturally circulates and expands the flow, empowering our heart to keep shining through and beyond all the cloudy moments, a light of simple beingness, equal with all.
To the one essence of divine love,
Excerpt from “A New Earth” By Eckhart Tolle:
“…The whole comprises all that exists. It is the world or the cosmos. But all things in existence, from microbes to human beings to galaxies, are not really separate things or entities, but form part of a web of interconnected multidimensional processes.
There are two reasons why we don’t see this unity, why we see things as separate. One is perception, which reduces reality to what is accessible to us through the small ranges of our sense: what we can see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. But when we perceive without interpreting or mental labeling, which meand without adding thought to our perceptions, we can actually still sense the deeper connectedness underneath our perception of seemingly separate things.
The other more serious reason for the illusion of separateness is compulsive thinking. It is when we are trapped in incessant streams of compulsive thinking that the universe really disintegrates for us, and we lose the ability to sense the interconnectndness of all that exists. Thinking cuts reality up into lifeless fragments. Extremely unintelligent and destructive action arises out of such a fragmented view of reality.
However, there is an even deeper level to the whole than the interconnectedness of everything in existence. As that deeper level, all things are one. It is the Source, the unmanifested one Life. It is the timeless intelligence that manifests as a universe unfolding in time.
The whole is made up of existence and Being, the manifested and the unmanifested, the world and “God.” So when you become aligned with the whole, you become a conscious part of the interconnectedness of the whole and its purpose: the emergence of consciousness into this world. As a result, spontaneous helpful occurrences, chance encounters, coincidences, and synchronistic events happen much more frequently. Carl Jung called synchronicity an “acausal connecting principle.” This means that it “is not causal connection between synchronistic events on our surface level of reality. It is an outer manifestation of an underlying intelligence behind the world of appearances – a deeper connectedness that our mind cannot understand.
But we can be conscious participants in the unfolding of that intelligence, the flowering consciousness.”