Solar Storm Incoming!

From SpaceWeather:

A large canyon-shaped hole in the sun’s atmosphere is facing Earth and spewing a stream of solar wind toward our planet. Estimated time of arrival: 2 to 3 days from now. This has prompted NOAA forecasters to issue a geomagnetic storm watch for March 28th when storm levels could reach category G2–that is, moderately strong. Auroras could descend from the Arctic Circle to northern-tier US states from New York to Wisconsin to Washington.

I recommend you start grounding now, if you haven’t been. Connect yourself all the way down into the center of the earth. If you’re familiar with my modified sun salutation practice, you would benefit from having that as part of your daily practice.

Drink more water than you usually do. Eat more protein.

Cut yourself and others some slack. It looks like this will be hitting under the influence of the New Moon, so you may already feel less like dealing with other people, especially if they’re feeling edgy and reactive, so take that into account.

Posted in Health, Practice, solar storms

Full Moon Time Change

It find the “timing” of this weekend’s time change fascinating. 

  • Full Moon is a high energy time, and people tend to sleep less already. 
  • The Virgo Full Moon, with Venus and Jupiter in retrograde, is very much about reevaluating priorities. 

So it is yet another indicator of the paradigm shift we are moving into: it was scheduled in 2007, so I don’t see a conspiracy behind it; yet the astrological timing does seem more likely to make people want to get rid of it. The more we dissolve established patterns and structures, the more easily we slide into paradigm shift.

To be clear, I point out these patterns without judgement as to positive or negative. I merely call your attention to the fact that they exist. In fairness, this type of pattern recognition lends itself to confirmation bias, so feel free to take it with a grain of salt. It’s never a good idea to swallow what you read (on the internet and elsewhere) wholesale, without independent evaluation. I will continue to point things out when I see them, what you do with them is your business.

Posted in Astrology, Moon, Musings, Opinion, Shift, Spring

Taking Our Power Back From That Which We Fear

I have said it before, and I will say it again:

Fear is the illusion of the absence of the Divine

Either the Divine is everything, or it is nothing. Sometimes both, but that’s another discussion entirely. In either of those scenarios, though, there really isn’t anything to be scared of.

Fear is generated by that leftover survival instinct that kept us from getting eaten by apex predators before we discovered technology. Now that we have technology, we have become apex predators ourselves. That part of us, though, is still an operating system (one of many), and it is invested on a survival level in maintaining control. It uses the illusions of fear and lack as the means of that control. If you think about it, all of the noise in your head boils down to “You’re not enough,” “There’s not enough,” and “There will never be enough.” 

And it’s patently false.

Let’s pause for a moment and come at this from a different angle. Shamans believe, and some theoretical physicists agree, that our experienced reality is a hologram – information filtered through screens and mirrors, and projected to appear as a 3D thing. This challenge is that it seems to real that we tend to forget that it’s just a hologram. Some of those filters are the concepts and ideas of how the world is.

Our expectations create our reality. Literally.

Another way of putting that is that the world works the way we expect to.

This seems like a really good time to take control back of our minds, our expectations, and therefore our experienced reality. Start by examining your ideas of how the world works. When you think about forces larger than yourself (government, large groups, etc), what are the absolutes that come up. Where do you use the words always and never?  Where do you give away your power with your beliefs? And where are you creating a reality in which you don’t actually want to live?

Once you have determined where you are abdicating responsibility, you can start to rewrite your beliefs and expectations, and therefore your experience. What do you want your reality to feel like? Don’t sanitize it; everyone likes a story with some conflict, where the hero overcomes obstacles and challenges. The key is to start believing that you can, in fact, win. 

What if, just maybe, I’m right? What if there’s a chance this is true? What would you do then?

Play with that idea for a while. Let’s see what changes we can make.

Posted in Equality, Events, Kabbalah, magic, Musings, Mysticism, Personal growth, Politics, Practice, Shamanism, Shift, Tools

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