Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Menopause or Memorex?

When my wake-up call arrived in 1993/94, it felt for all the world as if I was entering menopause ~ even though I was only in my mid-30s at the time. I've written about my classic descent into and through multiple chemical sensitivity/chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia and a host of other labels. In 3D, it was certainly true that my body was ill and out of balance. However, on a meta-level, this was the catalyst that catapulted me out of my old life, which was quite complete, and into my planetary purpose and service. It was in this altered state of awareness that I began Learning to Live My Light.

Karen Bishop's latest Wings alert, The Separation of the Worlds, describes how and why the current ascension acceleration is affecting everyone as "menopausal" symptoms. Here's an excerpt from her highly informative message:

"Ascension has always mimicked menopause in both men and women of all ages. Thus, feelings of 'I have had enough,' or 'I am ready to be done!' or perhaps 'Is it time for me yet?' are very common as we have done so much to assist this planet since our arrival. Short tempers, memory loss, a need for self- care, and a desire to move on are simply a part of our spiritual evolutionary process at this current stage, even if these things do indeed mimic menopause.

"Feelings of tightness, pressure, and short fuses are also common symptoms as when we migrate higher, the energies become tight because anything that vibrates lower within us needs to be 'squeezed out' in order that we become aligned. We may feel as though there is now much more energy flowing within us, we may feel like we are hyperventilating, having pressure in the chest, perhaps feeling like we just got hit with a quadruple shot of caffeine, or may even have difficulty sleeping as so much energy is now flowing through us. In this way, 'alignments' do not always feel great. After the energies are squeezed out and adjustments are made, we always feel better…at least until our next phase of expansion! The higher the evolutionary space we occupy, the less lower vibrating energies there are present. This is because love is the ultimate energy that remains. Thus, we lose more and more of ourselves as things progress, resulting in a need to adjust or we become grossly uncomfortable.

"This latest move upward is no different. We are adjusting now in a great way in regard to boundaries and how we interact with the lower energies or lower dimensions. We are very far removed from them now, so in this way, they feel downright intolerable to be around. In addition, we are so done with them, that we can become exasperated and angry when they show up in our space."

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Rosa ~ Martin ~ Obama ~ ALL!

This awesome image comes from Jean Hudon's Earth Rainbow Network, but the inspiring words are from a 19-year-old single Mom!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Trickster Council: Remembering Kinship, Composting Dread

Caroline Casey's Visionary Activist Radio Show is one of the best ways to spend an hour I've discovered in many a year. I've been listening to her for over a decade, and now, of course, anyone anywhere can tune in, thanks to the magic of the internet.

Today she dueted with singer/songwriter/storyteller and fellow trickster David Lynn Grimes. The topic? The Age of Aquarius! Coming from an eminent astrologer like CC, I knew it'd be great. If you want to be uplifted and, as always, challenged to expand your thinking, tune in:

The Visionary Activist Show - Trickster Council: Remembering Kinship, Composting Dread - February 19, 2009 at 2:00pm

Click to listen (or download)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Spiraling Home

The poem/chant Spiraling Home, which came through me a few weeks prior to September 11th, 2001, is a clarion call for now. There's tremendous power in hearing the words spoken aloud. Chant it or sing it, and see what happens inside you!

Spiraling Home

It's time for:

Gliding, sliding
Coming out of hiding;
Purging, merging
Acknowledging the surging;
Knowing, flowing
Opening to growing;
Tuning, reuning
Oversoul's a-crooning:
Accelerate, celebrate
This is how we co-create;
Say "yes," pass the test
Get ready for the best!
Elation, initiation
Planetary transmutation;
This moment, the Light
Our collective in-Sight;
You are the I AM
Quickened in the cosmic plan;
Ancient mystery solved:
We evolved.

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Love of Your Life

This is excerpted from my February What Shines newsletter two years ago:

We become "the Light of the world" first within our own beings; then we're able to shine this radiance outward. It's like any other learning process: we can only serve others from a well that runs full and deep.
In this spirit, I offer you an evocative embrace from Derek Walcott (sounding remarkably reminiscent of T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets, and Rumi):

Love After Love

The time will come 

when, with elation 

you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror 

and each will smile at the other's welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat. 

You will love again the stranger who was your self.

Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

Remember that February 14th heralds the actual celestial alignment celebrated in song 40 years ago, and a true heart-opening opportunity for the entire planet ~ blessed are we to be a part of it!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

∞ A Valentine's Day Like No Other ∞

In mid-February a rare astrological alignment brings a number of planets together with the North Node - denoting higher purpose - in Aquarius. This energizes and inspires the possibility for transcendental breakthrough in some seemingly intransigent situations.

Here's what cosmologist Jude Currivan, PhD, has to say about this Valentine's Day:

The Aquarian Alignment: 14th February 2009

"We measure our global sense of both space (latitude and longitude) and time (universal time - UT or GMT) from the prime meridian located at Greenwich, England. So we can perceive the collective influence of this momentous astrological event by looking at the alignment from this globally ‘centered' perspective.

When we do, something extraordinary and exquisite emerges.

At dawn on 14th February - the day dedicated to St Valentine, the patron saint of Love - the Moon in Libra enters the seventh house of relationships. And Jupiter and Mars are aligned in Aquarius in the twelfth house of spiritual transformation.

Forty years ago, the intuitive words of a song called Aquarius, brought the dawning of the new age into our collective awareness:

'When the Moon is in the seventh house
and Jupiter aligns with Mars.
Then peace will guide the planets
and love will steer the stars'

At dawn on 14th February the Cosmos actually embodies this perfect alignment to support our collective manifestation of love and peace and dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

The Aquarian chart of 14th February reveals an incredible concentration of cosmic influences blending with the energies of Aquarius in the twelfth house. Expansive Jupiter and energetic Mars are aligned with the higher purpose of the North Node. The presence of Chiron the wounded healer offers us the opportunity to heal the schisms that have separated us for so long. Neptune emphasizes collective humanitarian movements and the co-creation of social justice. And the presence of the radiant Sun enlightens the entire alignment.

Mercury also in the twelfth house but just beyond the cusp in Capricorn, allies with transformational Pluto to communicate and anchor the Shift throughout our global structures and institutions.

The Moon in Libra in the seventh house emphasizes harmonious real -ationships.

Venus in Aries in the first house energizes and empowers dynamic co-creativity.

And whilst Saturn the great task master in opposition to Uranus the unexpected awakener is suggesting an ongoing confrontation as the dregs of the unsustainable old paradigm reluctantly give way to the untested hope of the new, their placements in Virgo and Pisces brings practical altruism and visionary inspiration to the transition.

At 7:25am on 14th February - and for the 18 minutes of the alignment - I invite you, in the universal heart, to add your own intention for love and peace and to co-create the dawning of the Age of Aquarius to that of the Cosmos. In whatever way feels appropriate for you, you may choose to align with 7:25am (UT) or 7:25am your local time energizing a wave of intention that will surge around the Earth."

It's our collective opportunity to add to the Light of the world!
∞ Blessed Be. ∞

Monday, February 09, 2009

Tom Kenyon: The Holon of Ascension

Shamanic sound healer, scientist, author and teacher Tom Kenyon has brought through a lengthy but highly useful transmission that instructs us in how to raise the frequency of our etheric or subtle body (the energy field that surrounds our physical body). It's easy to do and doesn't take more than 5-10 minutes a day; the most arduous process is processing the post :-)

Happy evolving:

The Holon of Ascension

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Counterpoint: 2/9 Lunar Eclipse

Our powerful January 26th Solar Eclipse is balanced with a Lunar Eclipse as the Sun transits Aquarius. As always, astrologer Allison Rae delineates what we need to know now in poetic prose. Here's how to prepare for Monday's magic:

"This penumbral eclipse of the Moon will be visible from eastern Europe and Africa, Asia and most of North America.

"During this eclipse, the Moon will appear to darken as the Earth blocks the reflected light of the Sun. In Leo, the Full Moon illuminates the unconscious, emotional desires and needs of the individual self within the broader context of the collective, represented by the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune in Aquarius. With Chiron and Neptune conjunct the Sun, profound emotional and spiritual healing is possible. For many, balancing the needs of the self with our dharmic calling will be highlighted at this eclipse. This alignment will also illuminate fears connected with stepping into your power and more fully embodying divine light. What's been lurking in the darkness of the subconscious is brought into the light."

She recommends ways to anchor these energies:

"Reserve time for prayer and meditation during these special alignments. The energies are ripe for seeding the Aquarian Age consciousness of humanitarian service, love and equality within the Earth grid. This is also an excellent time to put forth your intentions to embody your path of service more fully at this time of transition on Earth.

"To maintain balance and clarity during eclipse periods, eat root vegetables and dark, leafy greens. Meditate daily. Connect with natural rhythms by spending time in nature, and practicing yoga, t'ai chi or xi gong. Anchor the energies with drumming. Honor your body's needs for nourishment and rest. Keep a journal of messages and impressions that come into your awareness."

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Age of Aquarius: Balancing the Both/And

It's my birthday, and a somewhat strange one at that. I was heartened to log on to Celia Fenn's Starchild Global site this morning and see her latest Michael channeling, which elaborates on the idea I presented in my February What Shines, that we're now operating on multiple levels simultaneously. The entire post is extremely worth reading; here's an excerpt:
"Beloved Lightworkers, as you enter this month of February, you are experiencing your Reality in a new way. You are beginning to experience the multiple levels and expressions of Light in your reality. As the 'Hologram' of your Fifth Dimensional Reality strengthens and becomes clearer, you are entering into a new and challenging phase of your evolution as a Collective.

"As the new grids are energized and activated around the Planet, more and more light flows into the new grids in preparation for the new manifestations. On these grids there is a high tension of creative energy surging through the new crystalline matrix. The Abundance of Source is pulsing through the grids as Harmonics of Light, just waiting to be woven into manifestation by the Masters of Light who can access the flow of Abundance through their open hearts and their joyful service to the Light. At the same time, the old third-dimensional grids are being depleted of energy, and this is creating a 'vacuum' effect, where nothing seems to move forward and nothing seems to flow.

"Indeed, Beloved Ones, this is where the challenge arises for you as Masters of Light. You will be confronted by two 'levels' of experience in your daily lives. The one level will be the miraculous fifth-dimensional flow of Abundance, the other will be the disintegrating third-dimensional level of lack and limitation, the empty illusions that are coming up very empty indeed right now. Everyone will experience these two levels of reality, and we know that those without discernment and wisdom may fall into panic and feel that they are 'blocked' and are not moving forward.

"Beloved Ones, this time is given to you so that you may learn the skill of distinguishing what is real and what is truth for you, and what is empty illusion. When you can fluidly move from the empty and void energies of negativity and anger, and flow into the blessings of Abundant manifestation, you will have activated your abilities as a Master of Light in the New Earth."

Monday, February 02, 2009

Groundhog Day? NOT …

February 2nd goes by many guises. In the U.S., it's popularly celebrated as Groundhog Day, when a small furry rodent supposedly either sees his shadow or doesn't, and the result determines whether we experience 6 more weeks of winter. But the day has deeper meanings than this.
In Celtic and Earth-based traditions, February 2nd is known as Imbolc. While also a harbinger of Spring, Imbolc celebrates the return of the Light in a more profound sense. It is the first "cross-quarter day" on the Wheel of the Year, which honors the two Equinoxes and Solstices, as well as Beltane (May 1st), Lammas (August 1st), and Samhain (October 31st).

Imbolc (Candlemas in Christianity) is a time when the energies begin to pulse with renewed life and hope. Fire festivals are common. Vicki Noble, co-creator of the Motherpeace Tarot and author of Shakti Woman: Feeling Our Fire, Healing Our World, which affected me profoundly during my own awakening, writes, "Traditionally a time of transformation and initiation, Imbolc brings 'big dreams' and a raised vibration …

"With powerful Pluto having recently entered the physical sign of Capricorn (until 2024), we look forward now to momentous planetary and personal change. As old structures crumble, inside and all around us, a mantra can help to stabilize our energies and subdue our fears. Try saying the protective Sanskrit syllables OM AH HUM over and over whenever you feel afraid, and imagine yourself sitting safely inside of Kali's dance of liberation."