Spirit Addresses the Ferguson Decision

I’m supposed to be writing the newsletter right now, but I can’t. My head is full of static. The grand jury has declined to indict Officer Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. I had hoped it would at least go to trial. I am sad and disappointed and disillusioned and a bit hopeless tonight.

I am blogging about this tonight because I need to find a solution, and perhaps you do too.

When Spirit woke me up to turn on the news in the early morning hours of September 11th, 2001 (no, I’m not comparing the events, I’m comparing my reaction, stop it), I had this same static in my brain. I was at a complete loss as to how to even react. Which tells me that I, like so many others, have been triggered by the news. That static is my clue that I am in trauma trance; we each have our own set of recognizable symptoms of shock.

My friend Ophelia pointed out that this is an opportunity for awareness:

Does this make you worried too go out tonight? Are you going to be extra careful about what your teen son wears tomorrow? Do you have to teach your sons to look down, act extra submissive, be twice as careful and fearful of police involvement? Have you watched this and thought that could be me, my son, my brother? No? Think about that. That ‘no’ is your privilege. Now try and imagine how you would live, feel, interact, parent if this was the opposite. Really. Keep thinking about it. Because some people don’t often get to stop.

And Scott Mendelson on Twitter wrote

White privilege is me being outraged and angered by the rather than utterly terrified.

When the towers fell in New York, the only thing I knew to do was to ask Spirit what to do with it, what it meant, how to process it. I’m oddly scared to do that, tonight, but I think it’s just the trauma talking. I wanted to address here the trauma of cultural wounding, but I’m not forming words very well. I’m just going to take this to Guidance and let them speak:

As we have told you before, everyone in a given situation is blessed, whether they be victim, perpetrator, or witness. This is certainly the case here. What you are witnessing, once again, is an opportunity for the human race to come together as one and step away from the illusion of separation, to actively choose to heal cultural wounds, and for each person to reach their hand out to another and let them know they matter.This is done by insisting on change, by speaking out and letting yourselves be powerful, rather than powerless. The speaking out needs to be done by both people who feel they have no voice and people who know that they do. This is done by acknowledging the humanity of every person you encounter, and treating them with respect. This is done by owning your wounds and acknowledging theirs, both of the personal and cultural variety. It needs to be done in spite of the persons of supposed authority, who keep their “power” by keeping others off balance. It is they who have no wish for people to have humanity. Do not let them define you. Reach out, listen to what people have to say, hear them to the best of your ability. Ask questions. Have conversations. Be respectful of their experience and yours. But do not assume you are powerless. Change happens when supposedly powerless people rise up and force those around them to hear them, when people who have supposed power speak up for the people who feel powerless,  and when injustice is no longer something people will put up with.

You are powerful. Each and every one of you. Stop allowing people to tell you you’re not. The tide is coming back in, and change is surging. Pray for change, allow for change, work for change. The status quo works for a very small number of people. Even some who have that privilege aren’t really happy with it.

Now is the time for change. Make it happen by moving toward change. Know that those around you are deserving of humanity and treat them accordingly. Stop letting fear define you, stop letting fear define them.

May this be the beginning of a conversation of change.

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Posted in Channeling, Events

How the Sun’s Energy Affects Us

Planet Aurora by Vincent Brady

I post about this sort of thing frequently, but I thought it might be nice to have it all in one place.

We all have an electromagnetic field. Heck, all matter is made up of energy, so to assume that we’re not affected by changes in the energy that bombards the earth is a bit myopic. The sun, aka Sol, sends us radiation all the time, which is our sunlight. The amount of harmful radiation is quite filtered by the time it reaches us, due to the atmosphere. It’s much stronger up in a plane than on the surface of the Earth, and even more so up at the International Space Station. When that energy changes, it does affect us. If the change is drastic or sudden enough, it does so far as to throw off our electronics and transmissions (satellites, tv, radio, internet, cell phones).

We are much more finely tuned than our inventions, although we spend a lot of time trying to ignore that fact. So, when Sol throws us a curve ball, it throws us off balance, so to speak. Depending on what the energy is, we get jangly or sad; either way, it’s hard to get through the day. People with electromagnetic dissonance already (heartbeat irregularity, seizure disorder, autoimmune issues) may also experience more than the usual health issues. Things that help are drinking more water, deep breathing and meditation, and working to align ourselves more firmly with the sun’s energy, so we’re in harmony with it, rather than at odds with it. Cutting ourselves and others some slack, doing our best to be in compassion rather than frustration and judgment, also helps quite a bit.

To align more firmly with Sol’s energy, plant your feet firmly on the ground, and feel the connection. Reach up to the sky, as in the yoga pose Sun Salutation. Imagine yourself grabbing or connecting with the energy of Sol, and draw it down to you, through the top of your head, and down into your heart. Let it rest there for a moment, creating a harmony or alignment, and then send it down through your feet into the planet. Reach up again, this time imagining that you are grabbing the energy of the heart of the Milky Way, our galaxy. Draw that down, through your head, and into your heart, allowing it to rest there and shift your vibration, and then send it down through your feet and into the earth. Do this one more time, this time imaging that you are connecting with the heart or center of the Universe. Draw that down, through the top of your head, and into your heart, letting it rest there, connecting with you, shifting your energy, before sending it down through your feet and into the planet.

SpaceWeather, today, issued these warnings:

Today, Nov. 18th, NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of X-class solar flares. The likely source would be old sunspot AR2192, now making its second trip across the face of the sun. AR2192 has an unstable ‘beta-gamma-delta’ magnetic field that harbors energy for strong explosions.


More auroras are in the offing, especially on Nov. 20th when a minor CME might sideswipe Earth’s magnetic field. The storm cloud was propelled away from the sun on Nov. 15th by an M3-class explosion from old sunspot AR2192. A glancing blow combined with already-elevated solar wind speeds could ignite a polar geomagnetic storm when the CME arrives.

Additionally, as I mentioned in the Epidemic of Sadness post, we have been buffeted by some strong solar winds. The featured image for this post is a panoramic photo of the display, wrapped it around the viewpoint of the observer to create a “planet aurora”. While pretty, it does make us unsettled.

So, be prepared. Make sure you’re doing your foundational spiritual practices, whatever those might be. Drink a lot of water, perhaps with a splash of fruit juice added, and eat healthy foods without additives. Try the sun salutation alignment exercise and see if that helps.

You are the light of the world!


Posted in Health, Personal growth, Shift, solar storms, Tools

Epidemic of Sadness

I had a massive mood drop yesterday, and when I mentioned it to friends, it would appear that I was one of many. This leads me to believe that there’s something going on, beyond seasonal changes. The astrological forecast wasn’t leading me to think it was planetary. My next choice is always to check SpaceWeather to see what sort of energy the Sun is throwing our way…

Lo and behold…

“Earth is passing through a stream of high-speed solar wind”


” a brief but effective G1-class geomagnetic storm. NOAA forecasters estimate a 20% chance of continued storming on Nov. 12th as the solar wind continues to blow.”

Mind you, a G-1 level storm is barely anything, but I’m also not feeling jittery so much as just sad or deflated.

So the usual advice still holds, with a slightly different flavor:

  • drink lots of water, preferably with lemon or some other clear fruit juice in it
  • practice a combination of grounding and aligning yourself with the energy of the sun through sun salutations
  • cut yourself some slack and get rest if you need to; this seems almost like a slow leak of energy
  • cut those around you some slack, they probably feel this way too, but they have fewer tools
  • lean heavily on your daily spiritual practice; if you don’t have one, you could at least be writing a 20+ item gratitude list every evening and not putting more on your plate than is necessary

Keep breathing. This too shall pass.

Remember, you are the light of the world!


Posted in Astrology, Crisis, Health, Personal growth, Practice, Shift, solar storms, Tools

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