Friday, October 7th, 2022
by Isaac George
Well, that time has arrived. I plan on being mostly quiet for the next 5-6 months, hence many fewer emails and newsletters. Perfect if you wish too and whether Mars is direct and retrograde or not in Gemini I'd say! This will last until March 25th, 2023. Regardless what this cranial surgery has brought to me, the need for more introspection and wholeness will be required. The clinical side of this is fascinating no doubt, but I am here primarily to announce the end of days as a broadcaster on Kindasound.org, change my website (and tenor of the newsletters) and focus abundantly on me.
Mars, the planet of male sexuality, power, and action is currently in Gemini, a sign that focuses a lot of attention of messaging, messages, communications, electricity, movement, etc. In Gemini this is tinged with elements of "what is actually real?" That is, I see it, our primary concern from this month forwards, especially during his stay in Gemini retrograde from October 30th to January 12th. This is longish transit for any inner planet, especially Mars. He will be there from 20th of August 2022 till March 25th 2023.
During this movement, in fact for almost the entirety of it, Mars will be squaring Neptune in Pisces (both retrograde now and direct later). Mars will be direct in Gemini October 12th at 5:00am UT. Both Mars and Neptune will be retrograde at the next meeting, which is November 19th at 15:00:58 UT. Their last and final meetup will be on March 14th, 2023 at 23:27:58 UT, and both will be in direct motion at this time.
With Mars in Gemini squaring Neptune in Pisces almost this whole transit you can throw a certain amount of logic or clarity about anything out the window. Logical won't work too well. Intuition is mucho better but not infallible either. Simply stated it is best to keep one's mind open to change and possibilities than fixate on one particular outcome or another. In other words, you may wish to retreat a bit into yourself and see what's what and whether any of your beliefs or assumptions are still accurate. With Gemini so prominent in my personal chart (close to the intellect) it is best I not live in my head...at all!
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Above all being gentle with yourself during this life-changing transit is essential. Don't forget that we also have lunations occurring and a certain plethora of outer planets preparing to station direct over the next few months. We have both Pluto in Capricorn and Saturn in Aquarius to deal with this month.
As always, blessings on you, your closest ones, and your journey,
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State of the Planet Update:
by Isaac George
July 2nd, 2021
“…so, there’s rigid and compulsive identification to duty, role, and responsibility, rather than the authentic self is a major risk factor for illness” – from Dr. Gabor Maté - When the Body Says No in Psychotherapy
Freedom…what does it mean to you? Does it evoke excitement or fear? What if you could be and do anything you chose? What if you were suddenly free to roam and live any way your heart wanted to? Heady stuff indeed! You might have an argument with yourself (or with others more likely) that you have many obligations and responsibilities. What about keeping society coherent and following the rules? What would happen if you dropped all your masks, and said exactly what you thought, or acted from your authentic self? Maybe freedom to be who you are is absolutely a key part of larger freedoms.
I originally had big plans for this blog. I wanted to share about some pertinent astrology stuff, about the USA birth chart, the upcoming Pluto Return for America spanning from February 2022 till roughly January 2024. These are the last acts of Pluto in Capricorn before the main event…Pluto’s ingress into Aquarius on January 21st, 2024, conjunct the Sun. America has been viewed as a beacon of hope and freedom for more than 200 hundred years, especially to peoples around the world with much fewer options or freedom of choice. What will occur over the next 3 years will be seminal for the USA, and by extension, the planet. (My broadcast this Sunday focuses on this situation in more depth). Well, as John Lennon once quipped “life is what happens when you make other plans”. Sometimes that is the case no matter the scale of experience, and it has been just like that for me this past week. Intensity does not seem to lessen with time, just the complexion of it changes.
A few days ago, I ran across this video (see link above) of a lecture by Dr. Gabor Mate’, and watching it immensely added to my understanding of what the concept of freedom is all about. Since I have Sagittarius rising and Uranus conjunct the Sun, the twin issues of power and freedom have been constant companions for me in this lifetime. My idealized poster child for freedom would sort of look like a rugged pioneer from the American West, or a character like Captain Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of the Caribbean films. What eluded me was the one quality that drew me, and probably a smaller part of the global population than I imagine, to the heroes and heroines from our history who struck courageously out on their own, sometimes at the very cost of their lives. The figure of William Wallace (movie- Braveheart) is one example of an individual committed to freedom at all costs.
I am rapidly redefining my concept of freedom to be an experience that can only be realized by grounding into one’s own authentic being self so profoundly, that you essentially are out of control. Control by others or other concepts I mean. Living from that ground of being would free you from the lies you tell yourself, the lies you accepted to keep yourself safe and protected, to afford you feeling accepted and loved by others outside of you. My mother use to lecture me, “go along to get along, don’t rock the boat!” Well, that works only up to a point, and then what? You continue betraying your own nature to please others and please the system? That is telling yourself lies.
Dr. Mate’s analysis of such behaviours is that it inevitably leads to illness of some kind, and if not physical, at least mentally, emotionally, and ultimately, spiritually. The Indian mystic Jiddu Krishnamurti put it this way: “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” If we honestly take a deep look at what has been happening around us for the past 16 months, one can easily discern the effects that following the dictates of the herd will do to us in all arenas of our experience.
Learning how to live free in a seemingly unfree world is a discipline and an art. Many never start, and few have the patience to withstand the tide of criticism or ridicule that others will use to dissuade you from the dangerous and heretical pursuit of authentic experience and freedom. If you are grounded well into your being, and in harmony with your own Soul and the Cosmos, it will not matter. You will not hold anything against anyone, for you would only be harming yourself. Nonetheless, you will walk in freedom, sovereignty, and peace, because you will know who you are and never compromise your integrity ever again.
Once embarked on, this is something that will become a lifelong practice. I will have to begin each day by committing to it, and then hopefully it will be the whole of my experience…one full of joy and contentment.
Start where you are…take an inventory of what is bottom line important to you. Listen, then implement, and, as always…
Blessings on your journey and with lots of love,
As always, I am at your service as a mentor, and astrotherapist to assist you in understanding your position in the Big Story of Life and letting go of the little story. Click here for an opportunity to discuss what sort of guidance, healing and support you long for.
Coming up this Sunday on "Revealing the Mysteries" program. Hosted by Isaac George
July opens with a bang. Saturn and Mars in oppose each other on July 1st, then on Saturday July 3rd Mars in Leo squares Uranus in Taurus, while Uranus and Saturn are still in a square to each other. All this sets the stage for the USA annual celebration of their independence from the Old World in 1776. What’s looming in the wings is the upcoming Pluto Return in Capricorn in the USA Natal Chart. This heralds huge chaotic change both within America, but also for the world. The spirit of America has a certain magic that appeals to the imagination of people around the world. This ‘magic’ is rooted in the American psyche and represents the core values of the Founding Fathers ideals around freedom that birthed the USA. Individualism and independent action were elevated, but within a structure of community and participatory cooperation. I will be exploring this and related themes during this episode. I will cover how we prepare to deal with these intense situations, maintain equilibrium and stay true to our own inner soul compass.
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Beauty Beyond the Chaos
the State of the Planet Update
by Isaac George
May 14th, 2021
Back on September 11th, 2001 I was sleeping peacefully at my lover’s home in Eugene, Oregon. In a moment we were abruptly awakened by the phone ringing. She picked it up and her face turned to horror as a friend back in Virginia alerted us to the attacks on the World Trade Center complex in New York City. As she listened, he told her about the collapse of the South Tower as it happened before his eyes. In my head, I heard the words “It’s all a setup…do not lapse into fear.” We got up, showered quickly and dressed, and headed over to my house to watch thing unfold on my roommate’s big screen television.
Watching the constant reruns of the towers going down, hearing the chatter between reporters and cameramen and the hosts in various newsrooms, I could not shake the feeling that I was being brainwashed. After two hours, the numbness and shock set in, and we could not watch another moment. My senses were in overwhelm and I felt assaulted. I had to go out into Nature to regain my bearings. After much reflection and quiet, I restored my connection to my inner guidance and to that place in Universal Love that let me know that everything was okay.
Shortly afterwards I had to fly back to Virginia to conduct a mystery school workshop, and I was able to go to the airport, and fly on a mostly empty jet to the East Coast. Nothing got to me during that journey or the one back. The searches and pat downs, the automatic weapons being carried by guards in the airport…none of mattered to me. Of course, I did not believe the official story for one second and I knew that like the JFK event, this was an engineered act. After all, my inner voice confirmed that within seconds of my knowledge of 9/11 happening. I was saddened by the loss of life that day, and I knew that many more would lose their lives in the aftermath. I could not prevent any of what happened, nor what was to come. However, I also would not allow myself to be shifted from that solid ground of my own spirit.
In the middle of March of 2020, we all experienced a new 9/11, but one that would reverberate around the planet. After JFK, MLK, RFK, the Vietnam War (almost got sent over), Gulf War 1, 9/11, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the shock of Brexit and Trump, and now Covid-19, it has been one step up of chaos fear each time. Now the ‘enemy’ is supposedly and invisible one. Well, that is metaphorically closer to the mark than most realize, but that is also a discussion for another time. Today, I wish to focus on what we can do, indeed must do, to mitigate this irrational blanket of fear and the division it fosters. We need to find and cultivate the reminders that this world is not a dangerous place, that we do have a choice in how we wish to feel about our lives, and we also have a choice to empower ourselves so that we do not succumb to the merchants of fear.
The first place to begin is the issue of trust. This is tied to self-empowerment in significant ways. Do you trust yourself? Do you trust in God-Goddess-Creator-Universe? Do you trust your own body and the divine intelligence within it? Do you trust Nature? Did you know that there is a world ‘out there’ that is unaffected by the headlines? Trust is the cornerstone. When I was channelling, AA Ariel use to bang on about faith. “Faith is the science of knowing. If you know you are safe, that you are loved, that you are more powerful and creative than your ego mind would have you believe, then you would joyfully live a life of risk. You would know that you are eternal, even if the body and personality is not. Know that and you are free.” She was not advocating blind faith, but a faith anchored in the realm of the Absolute. I like that, and always have.
Those who are in deep fear these days have forgotten these principles, these foundational truths. They trust the science they say, but science is an imperfect set of postulates and theories, most of which arose from a study of biology and chemistry based on a mechanistic perception of Nature. Nature is not a machine, but machine-based intellects will always see that and nothing more. Your body is living physical evidence of the holographic energetic signature of your soul and its extensive combined experiences with others and the Universe at large. We are “integral” with the fabric of Creation, not mere objects in space observing what is happening, or thinking it is all happening to us or because of us. It is both/and!
I recommend looking past the appearances of the current theatre of chaos and spend a bit of time with the beauty of your own being, the beauty in Nature, the wonder of the stars above (try to ignore those satellites) and look with awe at the tiniest of creatures that are out in your garden or the woods living and loving no matter what calamities seem to be unfolding in the human drama. I am not saying to ignore what has been happening, but to make a clear space away from it on a regular basis so that you might begin to trust Life, your life, and this entire experience we are living through. As improbable as this may sound, ultimately you and I chose to be here at this time.
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it is also a quality that stands on its own and does not depend on our observation. Desiring to see beauty even in adversity, will help us to manage what it is we are all doing. We all yearn for a better experience. Perhaps it is not so far-fetched to imagine re-visioning and re-creating the Earth as a Paradise, and new Eden. By the way, that is the theme of my next ‘Revealing the Mysteries’ radio show this Sunday. See the details below for that.
Finally, we are not ever alone. Prayer does work, and as the call for aid and understanding goes out it is always answered back in some form. Since we do not know what we do not know, a beginner’s mind and childlike trust is essential. It also helps to be as wise as an owl, so we never allow ourselves to have that trust abused ever again.
Until next week, when I share what I feel the Total Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius is about, onwards in love and…
Blessings on your journey,
As always, I am at your service as a mentor and midwife to assist you in understanding your position in the Big Story of your life and stop focusing on the little story. Click here for an opportunity to discuss what sort of guidance, healing and support you long for.
When - Sunday, May 2nd, 2021
6:30pm BST, 1:30pm EDT, and 10:30am PDT
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Times of crisis are like novel super-learning curves. They just will not leave us alone…or so it seems. I myself, possibly you, and the world at large appears to be suffering inside a nightmare that has no apparent end. Not all is lost however, we still have access to something beyond the noise and discord.
Step with me into an hour of immersion with Source Consciousness and Sophia the Planetary Wisdom Goddess, dreaming things into being through love and magic…allowing ourselves to drop our shoulders, drop our defences and once again remind ourselves that we are never alone in any struggle. Reminding ourselves of how divine our humanity is. We no longer can afford to place our sovereign natures into the hands of external authority, no matter how well-intentioned it appears to be.
If we want a new world, a new Eden, we will have to stand up for it. However, it begins with where our alignment rests. If that is sitting with fear and anxiety, then that will be our experience. If we select beauty, awe, and connection, then anything can be possible. Even a new Eden. Let us play!
The Mirror of True Love
Lunar Eclipse – March 23rd, 2016
By Isaac George
March 22nd, 2016
"In true love, happiness is not an individual matter. There is no distinction between the one who loves and the one who is loved. Your suffering is my suffering; my happiness is your happiness. Lover and beloved are one." ~Thich Naht Hanh
The bookend to the Solar Eclipse of March 8th-9th will arrive tomorrow at 12:01pm GMT. This is a partial or annular Lunar Eclipse of the Full Moon, with the Sun at 3 degrees 17 minutes of Aries, and the Moon opposite at 3 degrees 17 minutes of Libra. As I recounted in my Sunday blog, “Creative Chaos”, there are strong connections to what happened six months ago during the Solar and Lunar Eclipses of September 2015. You can read or re-read that post here. Suffice it to say that this is a fundamental reset of the “game”, and it will not only set the tone for the next six months, till the eclipses of September 2016, but quite conceivably for many months beyond that juncture. Time will tell, as it always does.
Into the Way Back Machine!
I’ve been looking back to when there were any lunations (New Moons, Full Moons) or eclipses in Aries and Libra between 2011 and 2013. I selected 2011, because Uranus entered the sign of Aries on March 11th, 2011…the day of the massive temblor and tsunami that devastated Sendai province in northeastern Japan. I found two charts, one in March of 2012 and another one also in March of 2013 that are very close to the one this is coming up this Wednesday, and is also strongly connected to the “Blood Moon” Lunar Eclipse of September 28th, 2015. In all of the four charts the Sun and Moon are tightly arranged between 2 degrees and 7 degrees of these two signs. I’ve included them with the chart for our Lunar Eclipse tomorrow at the end of this blog.
Finally, the last blast from the past to reveal was that there was a Lunar Eclipse at almost the exact same degrees of Aries-Libra as the next one this Wednesday (chart below as well). If you can reel in the years and go back to March 24th,1997, reflect on what was happening for you at that time, it may put a huge spotlight of understanding on your current situation, and provide you with the wisdom and courage to act in accordance with your Inner Truth.
"With Aries-Libra, relating is the name of the game. The challenge is how do we balance the needs or desires of the Self (Mars-Masculine) with the needs and desires of The Other (Venus-Feminine)? The seemingly eternal dance between these two forces makes for a lot of interesting poetry, music, art, fables…and tragedies."
Oh, You Again…”
Simply stated, Aries is all about the Self…”I Am.” Equally simple is that Libra is about “The Other.” There is always a relationship happening in everything…throughout the Cosmos, from the subatomic level to the galaxies themselves. Some physicists theorize that there are bonds and bleedthroughs between parallel Universes. Anyway, the Aries-Libra polarity represents the astrological version of The Lovers card in the Tarot, or the Sacred Marriage from the mystery schools. It manifests from the strictly personal level to the Universal Level. Beyond the duality of form, they are Divine Principles that emanate into all manifest forms, and yet are completely fused in the Absolute and are completely indivisible. That’s big supra-metaphysical theorising on my part, but feels right as a model.
With Aries-Libra, relating is the name of the game. The challenge is how do we balance the needs or desires of the Self (Mars-Masculine) with the needs and desires of The Other (Venus-Feminine)? The seemingly eternal dance between these two forces makes for a lot of interesting poetry, music, art, fables…and tragedies. From an evolutionary astrological perspective for the past four years we have been on a revolutionary road of dismantling and reforming our psyches through the uncomfortable crucible of intimate and challenging relationships, and all of them have been steeped in a shamanic unravelling and healing of our relationship karma. When I use the word “karma”, I’d like for you to reference that word in a new way. Think “unconscious patterns based on equally hidden vows or beliefs”. Throughout time and space, we have met ourselves again and again with many of our “other selves” and have sought to balance the eternal dance that is ultimately about realising Love as a state or condition of being.
"Perhaps the age of digital love is about to have a rude awakening, or perhaps we are awakening to the rudeness of digital socialization."
Is there a manual for this thing?
Okay, it hasn’t been easy, and it’s not a process that is culminating with Wednesday’s latest edition of Aries-Libra lunations/eclipses. I don’t have a crystal ball, or a road map, or even a factory issued user’s manual, but I do sense that this event on Wednesday may be a gateway to the final purification of eons of relationship trauma and drama. At least that’s what my instincts are saying just now. We are being given an evolutionary push to change our beliefs, and more importantly, our understanding about the purpose and potentials of human intimacy and conscious partnerships. It can be sometimes difficult to discern, but almost every challenge our species now faces, from how we care for ourselves or look after each other, to how we reinvent and reimagine our economic, political, scientific and societal structures… to how we end our mistreatment of the planet and her resources, hinges on how much we trust in ourselves and the ones we love the most.
We pump the message that we need to love ourselves, and yet we are starving for connection. In his cynical and disenfranchised tone, Elliot, the hacker in the new television drama “Mr Robot”, bemoans the current state of human love: “[…is it because we’re] spamming with our running commentary of bullshit masquerading as insight, our social media faking as intimacy?” Perhaps the age of digital love is about to have a rude awakening, or perhaps we are awakening to the rudeness of digital socialization.
"I feel that real spiritual love, one that is rooted in mutual respect and deep honesty, is extremely romantic. It gives us that sense of “coming home” that we all long for…and know we deserve."
The Rest of the Story
While the foreground is the Sun and the Moon in the Lunar Eclipse, the background cast is equally important. The day after the Eclipse Saturn will station retrograde in Sagittarius. He will move direct on August 14th at 9 degrees of Sag, and be very close to Mars at 5 Sagittarius. The upcoming Mars retrograde in Sagittarius and Scorpio is a story in and of itself, so I will save that for an April post.
On the day of the Eclipse Saturn will be in a stressful T-Square with Venus and Neptune in Pisces, and retrograde Jupiter in Virgo. I feel that having this happen just before Saturn goes into inward (retrograde) motion is a phase of reviewing and integrating the energies and lessons of all the previous eclipses, and indeed, or all the Aries-Libra contacts of the past four years. It’s a time for introspection, and it won’t work to be doing hard-nosed analysing (Virgo) about matters of the heart and soul. The Venus-Neptune conjunction will be the main energy here…asking us to be compassionate and forgiving, and to also re-image a Higher aspect of romantic and intimate Love. I use the word romance not in a story-book way, but in a way to celebrate the “lift” that we experience with romantic love. I feel that real spiritual love, one that is rooted in mutual respect and deep honesty, is extremely romantic. It gives us that sense of “coming home” that we all long for…and know we deserve. I highly recommend this amazing video clip to get a better feel for what my poor words are trying to express. True Love and the Four Elements of Love – Thich Nhat Hanh. The first seven minutes carries the nugget of the message.
Mars in Sagittarius will be trine the Sun and is sextile to the Moon. This adds a strong but egalitarian tone of asking that we tell the Truth…to ourselves and whomever we’re currently partnered with. Even if we are not with a significant other, our intention towards emanating compassion and love to those we are in connection with, in whatever form, will still have a potent effect. Ending conflict both from within and towards others is the idea. Mercury will be conjoined to the Sun as well, so there may be an impulsiveness to ask questions in a very rapid-fire style, like a special interrogator questioning a suspect in a crime. Uncomfortable but necessary truths may suddenly come to light. The juxtaposition between Mars and Mercury will be daunting, and a bit paradoxical. You may be thinking, "Do I stick to the hard facts only, or do I allow leeway for compassionate understanding?" I suppose the answer to that will depend on what type of information is unearthed. If there is no longer any resonance with your current situation, then this eclipse may signal that it’s time to move on and open to a higher more resonant partnership that is based on true love, transparency and equality.
The asteroid goddess Juno is retrograde (inverted) in Scorpio, and will be in a harmonious flow with Venus and Neptune. The need for passion within our partnering is denoted by this placement. Juno typically is associated with the traditions of marriage, but in Scorpio, marriage is elevated to a sacrament through passion and sexuality. There can be no true intimacy without being naked in body and soul to the Beloved. This is soul Tantra, and is something we all possess, but has been civilised out of us and forgotten. Tantric practices were invented to reawaken us to the primal truth that is in the divine nature within our bodily forms. Ecstasy is a natural state that exists when we are in harmony with Nature, with the Goddess.
"We all deserve the love that we give away, and the love that we receive. The union of hearts will be a potent power for changing the course of the future. Give freely…it all comes back to you in some way, and at some time."
The Next Steps
Between now and the next set of eclipses in September I feel that it will be a time of greater movement and greater clarity in our understanding of ourselves, of others and what our hearts and souls truly desire to create in this world. Everything is connected, and the arena of our interpersonal relationships echoes throughout the human and planetary construct. If we truly wish to have a different future, then the ghosts of our past must be confronted and lovingly and empathically embraced. We cannot cure prior wounding without acknowledging our held emotions and deep longings. The relationship issues we had with our parents are reflections of all of our previous bonding experiences with each other as lovers, spouses, siblings, parents or even just workmates and friends. To change the story of our personal and collective past is to alter the future.
We have the potential to live the life of our dreams. I suggest that those dreams include others in many ways. To balance our needs with the greater needs of our entire species is the way forward. Everyone has a right to clean water, good food, warm shelter, comfortable clothing and personal safety. And everyone needs closeness, affection, recognition and love. Dr. Dean Ornish’s book, “Love and Survival” is a wonderful testament to the power of connection and what it means to be fully human. I recommend it to you as one of many potential guides to how we can imagine and create new and sacred ways of relationship, ways that don’t cause us to fall back into martyrdom or self-effacement. More importantly, we can end the cycle of heartache and heartbreak that is at the core of our spiritual wounding…the false sense that we are separate from our Source, and from each other.
Move forward into the sacred marriage with your inner Beloved and invite that Beloved into your purpose for being here on this planet at this time. Let your deepest dreams and yearnings be expressed. Begin with yourself, then with your beloved, then in communion with others of your “tribe”, then in wider community. It grows exponentially when we choose love, collaboration and cooperation.
We all deserve the love that we give away, and the love that we receive. The union of hearts will be a potent power for changing the course of the future. Give freely…it all comes back to you in some way, and at some time.
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The Real You
(Authenticity is the New Currency)
By Isaac George
Feb. 15th, 2016
“Be yourself. Everyone else already exists.” - Unknown
What does authenticity mean to you? Do you endeavour to just be yourself in your business or personal life? Or do you struggle with an inner and outer persona, and strategize how you wish to appear in your work or career? Do you hide how you really feel because of what others might think?
“For me the word authenticity only has real weight if a person is fully in touch with their feelings. To own one’s feelings and to show them fearlessly to me is a sign of emotional maturity. Sometimes we’re up, sometimes we’re down.”
Of late I’ve been examining the business world, and especially what could be termed “soul-based” or spiritual/intuitive coaching. I do really need to do this as I have been rebranding my own work in that vein. One of my inspirations for this was reading about the life experience of a successful coach in America who I had the pleasure of working with briefly. What was instantly refreshing and different about him is that he revealed a bit of his history…who he had been and how he moved to where he is now. He did this without any sense of embarrassment. In terms of success, this guy had it clicking on all cylinders during the first half of 2015. Then early last summer, the wheels came off of the bus. He had a series of misfortunes and setbacks that would have made anyone question their vision and life’s direction. Instead of hiding behind a façade of “everything’s fabulous”, he sent out a newsletter recounting his challenges and what he was learning through them. No sugar coating, no lies. It was a humbling and inspirational demonstration of trust and vulnerability. Integrity was written all over this guy.
For me the word authenticity only has real weight if a person is fully in touch with their feelings. To own one’s feelings and to show them fearlessly to me is a sign of emotional maturity. Sometimes we’re up, sometimes we’re down. I read somewhere recently that there is some research now showing that acting “as if” or putting on a performance for others can have a negative cumulative effect on one’s own well-being and physical health. The striving for perfection, or even excellence, can cut us off from many things. I feel that we avoid showing up 100% because our egos have been trained and conditioned so thoroughly in the twin shackles of shame and embarrassment.
“Showing up and being who you are, no matter which side of the bed you clambered out of this morning, is how people will instinctively know that you are trustworthy. You don’t have to “sell” it to another, because your truth will permeate whatever you think, say or do. It becomes self-evident."
We often hear that the world of business is about building relationships. If that’s true, why reserve only our “game face” in our business dealings? Is that authenticity? No, not really. It’s the same theatre we see in political campaigns and corporate public relations media campaigns. Both rely on certain types of psychology to manipulate the public into believing something, then doing almost the exact opposite of the stated purpose. Fraud is epidemic. Sound bites and pretty images have a hypnotic effect. But if you are ignorant of the tools employed, then you are a target. I feel it’s time to stop playing games.
Showing up and being who you are, no matter which side of the bed you clambered out of this morning, is how people will instinctively know that you are trustworthy. You don’t have to “sell” it to another, because your truth will permeate whatever you think, say or do. It becomes self-evident. Of course it IS essential that you do as you say you will do! Your words and actions must agree in order to be experienced as real and authentic. To that end it is very important that we can never over-promise or over-commit…or that will cost us in numerous ways. Conversely, honesty and authenticity is magnetic!
When we were kids (no matter in which lifetime you care to think of) our learned behaviours were pretty much dictated by the “shoulds” or “thou shalt nots” that we learned in our primary relating with our parents. Whether we were imprinted with their religious ideas or not, we looked up at them as being gods or goddesses. Almost without exception we perceived that our very survival depended on them! Of course when we were indoctrinated into some religious form, we also projected our perfected ideal of a paternal or maternal God onto our fragile and flawed parents, and when they couldn’t stack up to that image because they let us down, it created confusion and deep disappointment.
"To find the source of your authenticity and your soul, your mission will be to find your nugget, your seed; you’re absolute true nature."
The work of becoming authentic will be found to rest squarely on realizing the combination of our mystical and human natures, the divine and the mundane…our very personal mythos. We are simultaneously a unique expression of the One Love that is the Source of All, and we’re also connected with everyone and everything else. Why hide it? Why hide from it? To find the source of your authenticity and your soul, your mission will be to find your nugget, your seed; you’re absolute true nature. Our core beliefs about the nature and purpose of “business as usual” (busyness as usual) will may have to also change dramatically, if we are to avert social and ecological apocalypse.
"This is the nature of how consciousness works. Trust and love must begin in one’s own personal sphere, and then translates into our intimate partnerships, families, communities, and our business relationships."
The new currency is authenticity. The coming way of being, whether personally or in business is to embrace the power inherent in our vulnerability. Trust will be something that will not have to be spoken, because each person will be more in tune with their true natures. This is the nature of how consciousness works. Trust and love must begin in one’s own personal sphere, and then translates into our intimate partnerships, families, communities, and our business relationships. All of our relationships will thrive because of cooperation with one another, instead of competition.
Love and authenticity are values that must inform all other values. Embrace your truth, and be fearless in being who you are and a journey of magic and bliss will open up to you, and in every life you touch.
Isaac George, Intuitive Mentor – Coach
for spiritual awakening, conscious relationships and sexuality and evolutionary astrology
Video- See below:
"The Real Me": The Who (From Quadraphenia at Royal Albert Hall)
Dr. Brene’ Brown’s “The Power of Vulnerability”:
Dr. Brene’ Brown’s “Listening to Shame”:
Suppressing Emotions – New York Times:
Held Emotions Can Kill:
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