Saturday, November 29, 2008

Putting Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

I've been saying for quite awhile that both the economic downturn and elements such as the price of gasoline are totally manufactured; global warming and peak oil are real enough, but both fear and the cost of goods is controlled by a cadre of elite for their own purposes.

Hence, economic stress or sustenance has everything to do with the mindset of the people involved. One small Illinois business with its heart in the right place decided to celebrate its sale to a Swedish company ~ by giving its employees a windfall to thank them for their years of loyal service:

Big Bonuses Stun Employees

That's putting your money where your mouth is!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Shopping for a New Reality

Here's a refreshing take on Life, the Universe, and Everything (fans of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy will recognize the preceding phrase as the title of one of the latter book in this inimitable series by Douglas Adams). Instead of shopping till you drop, contemplate celebrating Black Friday as a Black Hole, and shine your light there:

The Illusion of Reality by Bret Burquest.

Many thanks to fellow lightbearer Violette Ruffley for the link!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Global Gratitude Day

We have so much to be thankful for, individually and as a species, this year. We are moving ever closer to unity consciousness, releasing the dross in droves and accessing our core Light, allowing it to shine more freely and fully than ever before. Regardless of the 3-D challenges (and believe me, I have lived right on the thin edge financially for close to a decade, now), it behooves us to recognize that these old systems and structures must collapse in order for the new to e/merge; this is the nature of a planetary rebirth process.

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was 'thank you,' that would suffice." ~Meister Eckhart

Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Cycles, Sustainability, and Aiming High

Astrologer Dorene A. Carrel offers a wealth of cosmic wisdom for the latter part of November, which includes the major American holiday known as Thanksgiving:

"On November 26, Pluto enters Capricorn, beginning a new 16-year cycle of collective and personal transformation and rebirth, resulting in far-reaching changes in government, business, finances and communications. Capricorn rules our own authority, as well as all of the structures of government and society. The new term 'sustainability' is reflective of this cycle, as we collectively deal with growing climate change issues and limited natural resources.

"The New Moon occurs on November 27 at 6 degrees of Sagittarius, which is also the traditional American Thanksgiving holiday. Sagittarian themes include education, teaching, religion, philosophy, travel and expansion. This lunation aligns with both Mercury and Mars, bringing a fiery energy to our daily activities and communications. There will likely be livelier discussions (or perhaps disputes) at family gatherings. The symbol for Sagittarius is the archer, reminding us to aim higher in our lives, as well as to find and follow our own higher truths."

Adds Mary Jo Wevers, "In the coming years the energy of Pluto in Capricorn will penetrate old rigid and inflexible institutions, exposing arrogant and authoritarian leaders who are severe, aloof and insensitive to the needs of people. We can expect corruption to continue to be uncovered as we see institutions which are obsessed with holding onto power in order to consolidate wealth come under scrutiny.

"The public mood may seem pessimistic, overly cautious, even paranoid as it witnesses the decay and death of old structures that formerly provided some semblance of security. Yet, just as the power of Pluto is degenerative, it is also regenerative. As we eliminate the old structures that are no longer serving humankind, we are opening up new ground and opportunities for new, wiser, more responsible foundations to be laid for the future."

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Spiritual Dimensions of Obama's Leadership

One of the most lucid explications of who President-elect Obama is and how his ascendancy catalyzes human evolution:

The Spiritual Dimensions of Obama's Leadership

His presidency opens a collective door for the United States and for the global community; our job now is to walk through it with grace and joy, continuing to hold high the vision that illumines a new world.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cow Economics: Udderly Moo-ving

This bovine economic analogy has been making the rounds in cyberspace, in various permutations. Very funny!

Political Science for Dummies

You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.
You feel guilty for being successful.
Barbara Streisand sings for you.

You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.

You have two cows.
The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.
You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow.

You have two cows.
The government seizes both and provides you with milk.
You wait in line for hours to get it.
It is expensive and sour.

You have two cows.
You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows.

You have two cows.
Under the new farm program the government pays you to shoot one, milk the other, and
then pours the milk down the drain.

You have two cows.
You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one.
You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when one cow drops dead. You spin an announcement to the analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses.
Your stock goes up.

You have two cows.
You go on strike because you want three cows.
You go to lunch and drink wine.
Life is good.

You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty
times the milk.
They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains.
Most are at the top of their class at cow school.

You have two cows.
You engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk, and run a hundred miles an hour.
Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year.

You have two cows but you don't know where they are.
While ambling around, you see a beautiful woman.
You break for lunch.
Life is good.

You have two cows.
You have some vodka.
You count them and learn you have five cows.
You have some more vodka.
You count them again and learn you have 42 cows.
The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have.

You have all the cows in Afghanistan, which are two.
You don't milk them because you cannot touch any creature's private parts.
You get a $40 million grant from the US government to find alternatives to milk production
but use the money to buy weapons.

You have two cows.
They go into hiding.
They send radio tapes of their mooing.

You have two bulls.
Employees are regularly maimed and killed attempting to milk them.

You have one cow.
The cow is schizophrenic.
Sometimes the cow thinks he's French, other times he's Flemish.
The Flemish cow won't share with the French cow.
The French cow wants control of the Flemish cow's milk.
The cow asks permission to be cut in half.
The cow dies happy.

You have a black cow and a brown cow.
Everyone votes for the best looking one.
Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one.
Some people vote for both.
Some people vote for neither.
Some people can't figure out how to vote at all.
Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best-looking cow.

You have millions of cows.
They make real California cheese.
Only five speak English.
Most are illegals.
Arnold likes the ones with the big udders.

Monday, November 10, 2008

November 13th: A Quantum Leap in Conscious Evolution

According to the Mayan Calendar, which serves as a template for the state of humanity's evolution, we are at a major shift point: on Thursday, November 13, 2008, we collectively enter what Mayan scholar Carl Calleman has termed the 6th Day (or time period) of the 8th Cycle of Creation. Calleman speaks of this time as a shifting point, from chaos and upheaval to a more enlightened global consciousness. It lasts until November 7, 2009, when time accelerates even faster, and we enter Day 7.

The entrance to Day 6 signals a year of enormous breakthroughs in the evolution of consciousness. "Days" in Calleman's penetrating model of the Mayan calendar are times of fruition of seeds planted during the preceding phase or "Night."

In an article published in DNA Monthly entitled "The Real Meaning of the Mayan Calendar," Anthony Goodman writes, "Unlike other calendars, [the Mayan calendar as decoded by Calleman] does not time astronomical bodies. It is purely a calendar, a timeline, of the Evolution of Consciousness. The calendar comprises nine discreet cycles of creation, nested within each other, all ending on a particular date. That date, believed by Calleman to be October 28, 2011, as opposed to the more well-known date of December 21, 2012, is when this phase of conscious evolution ends and a transformation in consciousness takes place."

Interestingly, both Ken Carey in The Starseed Trilogy and Ra in The Law of One cite 2011, as opposed to 2012, as the most probable date for the "discontinuous mega-event" (to quote David Wilcock) that both often refer to as the Harvest. In addition, Barbara Hand Clow, author of The Mayan Code: Time Acceleration and Awakening the World Mind (one of the most electrifying books I've read about human evolution!), is one of numerous scholars and indigenous wisdom keepers who support of Calleman's interpretation of the Mayan calendar, including its less well-known end date.

On November 13th, I'm participating in Global Potentiation Day, a free opportunity to clear our energy fields and elevate our growth exponentially. I urge you to join me. As the creators of this event write, "We can think of no better way to facilitate the success of the 6th Day, individually and collectively, than to bring people together in order to bless this new beginning through the act of Potentiation."

Friday, November 07, 2008

Alice Walker Advises Obama

Pulitzer-prize winning author Alice Walker ("The Color Purple") has written an open letter to US President-elect Barack Obama that captures the essence of what new leadership must look like. She counsels:

• Cultivate your own happiness
• Make time for your loved ones
• Have no enemies. Her remarks echo those of visionary activist astrologer Caroline Casey, who has frequently said, of Bushco: "We are enemies of their projects but friends of their soul."

Here's Ms. Walker's letter in full. May you take it to heart!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

"It's About Time"

This John Denver classic might be the anthem for America, now ~ and for the world.

This version cuts off the beginning, but is worth viewing for the awesome boys' choir that accompanies John:

Obama Helped Stranded Stranger 20 Years Ago

Walkin' it: this heartwarming story demonstrates just why the man we've elected as the 44th US president is the Lightworker who will lead the charge to change:

Obama Helps Reunite Norwegian Newlyweds

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Oneness Through Music

Music is the universal language, transcending polarities and differences by speaking to the unity in our souls.

Listen to One Love sung by musicians around the world:

Monday, November 03, 2008

Changing of the Guard

Astrologers everywhere are talking about it: on Tuesday, November 4th, Saturn (planet of form and structure, symbolic of "the way things are") and Uranus (the irrepressible bolt-from-the-blue, which might best be symbolized by extreme sports!) are in exact opposition, a perfect representation of just what this historic U.S. election is bringing to the fore worldwide.

We also complete the latest round of the 260-day Mayan sacred calendar tomorrow. Mayan timekeeper Li Walter explains succinctly:

"With Saturn in Virgo exactly opposing Uranus in Pisces, it's the old guard and the new-approach in opposition, so there's both change and resistance happening. This is the story of the concrete meeting the energetic to work out their relationship. Saturn in Virgo conjoins two earth-oriented, time-conscious, practical doers. While Uranus, which brings forth stormy, electrical energies, and is associated with timing and the sudden or unexpected, will be in the vast, mystical, non-local realms of Pisces. Storm and Earth engaged. Coming in the Moon of Form, within us there is a struggle between old forms and structures and innovative new approaches, and this dynamic is showing up in the political arena as well. There will be five passes of this Saturn/Uranus opposition between now and July 2010, so this change will be worked through again and again, deepening each time."

And Jeff Jawer observes, "The long-term struggle between preserving the past and creating a new future will continue, on and off, until July 10 of next year. Each of us is likely to be pulled between these apparently contradictory forces, wondering whether to hold tight to the limits of current reality or to venture forth to invent a new one. Political and personal polarization can be expected, but the good news is that this process can also provide a chance to meet responsibilities (Saturn) in new and different ways (Uranus) and to provide a solid foundation (Saturn) to support fresh concepts (Uranus). It's easy to fall into the trap of feeling that you must choose between sides when, in fact, the real work is to build bridges between these seemingly opposing forces."

So let's grow with the flow, dear ones! For more on this theme, read my November newsletter about the role of the color purple in our lives at this exceptional time: State of Our Union.