Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Walking Between the Worlds

We're approaching one of the most magical times of the year, when the veils between worlds are, as Allison Rae says, "whisper thin." Secularly known as Hallowe'en, in Earth-based traditions this turning of the wheel is called Samhain (pronounced 'sow-in' or 'sow-een'), a powerful time to manifest intent.

Allison writes, "This year the Halloween season begins with the New Moon in Scorpio on October 28 and extends through Halloween on October 31 to 'true' Samhain on November 7. All Saint's Day is November 1 and Dia de las Muertas (All Soul's Day) is November 2. The alignments create a bubbling cauldron of possibilities fueled by Scorpio's promise of transcendence.

"Death signals an ending and a new beginning, an opportunity to create from the Void. Tap into the creative force of the Universe . . . Divinity . . . Essence. Light a candle and invite those who are at peace across the veil to energize your prayers and intentions for creating a new reality during this sacred gateway alignment."

Crows, one of my animal totems, have been cawing to me daily this week, imparting the liminal message to release all fear and allow the currents of change to sweep me joyfully into the next adventure.

Wherever you are poised in your own unfolding ... dare to approach the threshold ... and step beyond it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Power of One: Humanity Decides!

This inspirational message is featured in its entirety in Jean Hudon's Rising Phoenix series installment. Michael White is clearly a visionary whose words uplift and heal. Enjoy!

The Power of One: Humanity Decides!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Oh, Grow Up ~ Not!

Is aging as easy as pie? This video shows how a half-century celebration can be the ultimate answer to today's challenging times: don't worry, be happy. It's the best fuel there is!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

What If They Gave An Economic Crisis and Nobody Came?

The Vietnam War was raging when the rhetorical question began circulating, "What if they gave a war and nobody came?" There was even a 1970 film by the title, "Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?"

What if ... we apply this same wisdom to the economic and political "crisis"?

I've never understood where the money goes when the media announces we're in a recession or depression. Are people suddenly hoarding it? If the money's still in circulation, then it's only fear and foreboding that drives prices sky-high and creates a scarcity mentality.

Everything that happens in 3D begins first in the mind, so we must drop from a higher vibrational resonance of faith and well-being into fear, loss and lack in order for the outer reality to follow.

Suppose we "just say no" to this scenario? Ignore the mass media hysteria, and follow our soul's dictum, which is always about abundance, grace, love and truth. It's only pie-in-the-sky if you doubt; when millions of us choose to walk on faith and follow our hearts, the outer reality must mirror this inner truth.

What if they gave an economic and political crisis and nobody cared? What if we evolved beyond the Dementors of Doom, held high our wands of wisdom, and envisioned the future we know we deserve and are capable of creating? This is how Y2K didn't happen, after all: enough people ignored the fear in favor of a positive, easy outcome, and the new millennium began not with shortages and widespread blackouts, but in celebration.

Isn't it time to vote for what we want, rather than fighting shadows?

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Happy Birthday, Jackson Browne!

The bard and balladeer whose music suffused my soul throughout my teens and 20s turns 60 today, and while in my mind he looks eternally as he did in 1977, when I saw him in concert for the first time, today he sports a mustache and beard (much to my shock!)

The man still sings like an angel, and writes from timeless awareness. Thanks for your contribution to us all, Jackson.
Happy birthday! Rock on!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Learning to Fly

Aluna Joy shares a fascinating story of meeting a Butterfly Man on her recent tour to Palenque, and learning about the Butterfly Heart: "... an activated butterfly heart [enables star beings to] live in this world and the starry world at the same time. With the butterfly heart, they could have the courage to come to the Earth, explore its beauty, and study its nature without concern about being forever Earthbound ...

"Tzutujil Mayans in Guatemala speak of simultaneous Twin Realities: the world of dreams and the world of work. These worlds are likened to the opposing wings of a Butterfly: the dream world is one wing, and the awake world is the other. They believe the wings must connect at the Heart for the Butterfly to fly and live. Real life occurs because of the interaction of the wings. The Life is the Butterfly's Heart. Life, like the Butterfly's Heart, is kept alive by the two opposing, mirroring, twinlike wings."

What fascinated Aluna and me as well is what Deepak Chopra says about how the human Butterfly Heart is our source of flight: in The Book of Secrets, he writes: ... "Two chemicals called actin and myosin evolved eons ago to allow the muscles in insect and butterfly wings to contract and relax. Thus butterflies and insects learned to fly. When one of these paired molecules is absent, wings will grow but they cannot flap and are therefore useless. Today, the same two proteins are responsible for the beating of the human heart, and when one is absent, the person's heartbeat is inefficient and weak, ultimately leading to heart failure ...

"In our hearts, we feel the impulse to fly, to break free of boundaries. Isn't that the same impulse nature expressed when insects began to take flight?"

Intriguingly, a book that found me when I was entering my dark night of the soul ~ in essence, seeking my spiritual wings ~ was Flight Lessons, by Michael Hall. A lively journey to conscious evolution as a couple: learning to fly.

Friday, October 03, 2008

The Great Turning

Echoing my October newsletter, which discusses how love is our greatest economic asset, author David Korten says forget growing the economy; focus instead on growing healthy families and communities, and the economic "crisis" (remember, the Chinese character for this word also means opportunity) will resolve on its own: