by Isaac George
September 6th, 2016
About six weeks into the year 1994 I had some extraordinary events conspire to create an equally extraordinary experience that literally and figuratively changed my life. The esoteric version is that what seemingly happened to me was a classic case of a phenomena known in certain shamanic traditions as “being touched by the gods.” In the Hindu tradition it’s known as a kundalini awakening. According to Stanislav Grof, M.D (who developed the Holotropic Breathwork technique), it falls into a classification he refers to as “spiritual emergency, or emergence”. No matter what label one assigns to a massive and sudden shift in perspective (and one’s previous life circumstances) the actual experience is completely unhinging and full of unknowns. Within two months my wife at that time insisted that I go in for some sort of mental health help. This felt a bit embarrassing to me at first, but my newfound inner voice said to go with it.
During the next three months as this paranormal shift deepened, I launched into an investigation of my psyche and emotions. I saw my primary psychologist once, or sometimes twice a week. She also recommended I join a men’s group at the facility. The facilitator of this group had a pet saying to encourage us when we felt overwhelmed or became less than satisfied with our ‘progress’.
“The journey is the accomplishment”, he would intone, and suddenly the pressure would lift, and be replaced with a spaciousness that was remarkable. Within that spaciousness we became observers of our constantly shifting set of feelings, thoughts and perspectives. Of course, an hour or two later, back in the real world, some of this lucidness would succumb to the demands of life, but the effects became accumulative. By mid-June my primary therapist had decided to discharge me, as she felt that I’d become competent enough to steer my way forward without tripping up. All during this process, my inner voice would counsel me as well, indicating what was available to share in therapy, while carefully avoiding any of the more profound paranormal or spiritual experiences that may have triggered an intervention by the medical establishment that would be chemical-based. In the end, I felt much better equipped to cope and to move forward, and so I am grateful that I did engage with the psychological services at a time that I now refer to as my 3rd major awakening (and the most profound) of this lifetime.
Over the course of the past few days that spanned the total Solar Eclipse on September 1st I’ve became more acutely aware of the most precious gifts and skills that I have to share and how I can give them to others in a balanced and empowering way. Hopefully playfully as well. As of this writing my awareness is still unfolding organically about what it means, but for someone that has had so many careers, interests and skills over one lifetime, it’s sometimes very challenging to see the core of what it is at any given moment. Perhaps the most important thing or quality that are unique to one’s own soul is always enticing us to keep going, to push on through to the essential meaning of ourselves. Using this knowing in order to express it in some effective way which can not only impact others positively, but transform one’s own direct experience at the same time, is now the task in front of my nose. The most important thing I feel to share with you here is that we scarcely have much of a chance in these times to take stock of where we are in retrospect with where we’ve arrived from.
We all have a story, a legacy of experience that stretches into the distant past. Our perception of time is the key to how we arrange this story. In fact, there is a distinct possibility that we are all involved in the creation and management of time. For an interesting read about this notion, click on this: https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/04/27/time-felt-marc-wittmann/
Our stories are based on experiences in various times and dimensions, and perhaps for some of us, across countless worlds or dimensions. However, to keep it manageable, let’s just engage with our humanness, our earthly sagas. What was revealed to me post-Eclipse this past Thursday was not a concept, idea or philosophy. It was a visceral and immediate knowing about the sanctity and enormity about the struggles, growth and accomplishments I've been through over the past two years or so. Once the full impact of this was unveiled, I saw my whole life from my earliest years stretched behind me, and in a sort of fast-moving vignette I felt the power of my various successes and failures, joys and sorrows, ecstasies as well as times of depression and doubt, and all mingled into this was every person I’ve known and each relationship I’ve been part of. I was humbled...big time.
Waves of compassion for who I am beyond all of this was in harmony with the range of the experiences themselves, and I could begin to understand that these moments, all connected one to another, are the stuff our Souls are made from. We will always carry these memories with us forever, for they have molded and shaped Who We Are. To say there is only the Now is not entirely accurate. The past is still influencing us, and our present is always informing the formation of our futures. In the lyrics of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Future Games’ – “We create the future that we want to face…” So true it is. But without our personal Soul story, our His and Herstory, there is no Big Story within the Cosmos. We may well wonder what is the ultimate purpose of existence considering such a perspective. Perhaps its all just an experiment to explore and experience everything and anything that is possible, in order for us to eventually move to another mode of evolution in which there is even more to create and experience. Possibly. From this brief but powerful series of moments I felt the touch of the Infinite, and how it permeates all of Time, and the deepest most personal spaces inside of each one of us.
Between today as you read this, and the Lunar Eclipse on September 16th we have an opportunity to not just “let go” of what we deem no longer serves us, or which we see as obstacles that may be in the way of where it is we want to go, and who we wish to become. This process has nothing to do with the Moon's cycle, but is related to another one, the Saturn-Neptune square, that last exact moment of which occurs tomorrow. It's lasted almost a year, and has been a real challenge for many.
Perhaps what arises is just the recycled pain, trauma and judgment we have need of reconciling, after which we can then see the greater wisdom of our stories and how we are all heroes and heroines within them - fearless and eternal…full of love, hopes, dreams and immense aspirations. I certainly desire this feeling I touched and which touched me for all beings, for I found within it the true basis for loving myself unconditionally, and all without any sense of shame or self-centeredness. In fact, it only awakened in me a stronger notion of my purpose and how much I desire everyone else to taste the true freedom they so deserve and desire. The freedom to just be…to just be all of themselves, full stop.
And here’s something that must be said at this juncture. Consider the possibility that all of this just…goes…on. Ad infinitum. Forever. No crossing a finish line or standing in the winner’s circle. No ‘retirement’ from being the being that you are being. How do I know this? I don’t, it's just a guess. However, that’s just part of the Mystery, isn’t it? We’ll get to find out…as we go along. And not one moment sooner. So perhaps the sooner we recognize this, the sooner we can see it’s all an experiment and we’re all just playing around. Or, something like that.
Take some time to reflect these next weeks, on the amazing journey you’ve been on. Take some time for self-appreciation and honoring your journey, and also those with whom you have spent time with during it. Take the time to sit with the enormity of what you’ve overcome or achieved, and have the greatest compassion for all those times you loved, and lost, or tried and failed. There is no such thing as real failure, and no true love is ever lost. Each and every one of our triumphs and our defeats, or good deeds and our mistakes, are indelibly part of the work of Soul Art that you are. Can you love all of it, all of you? We are all called to this most sacred of tasks, for in doing so, we love and honor that which created us from Love Itself.
This is the nugget of all things, and it resides in one eternal precept. The journey is the accomplishment.
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by Isaac George
July 19th 2016
I was going to write up a big deal blog all about the Full Moon in Capricorn, and why it’s so important and what you can do with the energies, and what it is you probably SHOULD be doing with the energies (oops, there’s that Saturn policeman again) and how it’s all gonna be amazing, etc. Then, I got a grip and wondered…perhaps there’s more to Life than astrology, and portals, and timelines, and learning curves? Hmmm…I do hope you’re as tired as I am of the incessant push, push, push that’s been happening.
Granted, there’s absolutely so much going on all at the same time that it’s probably part of the reason tempers are frayed and we’re all exhausted from one thing happening after another. There’s a shortage of sanity out there, and surely we’re all wondering whatever happened to that life of carefree ease that was promised to us at the beginning of the Age of Computing. The Jetsons was an animated American television series that seemed to hold out a Utopian vision of what things would be like when we all had this free time that automation and the digital age would bring us. Of course, it was just a story about suburban America that was jazzed up with a dash of the future, but perhaps we all hoped it’d really turn out that way. Well, it didn’t, and it hasn’t. But don’t lose heart and stop reading, not just yet. I’ll get to the good stuff...really.
Stress defeats the purpose of magic. I’ll repeat that. Stress defeats magic.
When we relax, we can feel more magic. When we relax…we can be magical.
There is Full Moon in the sign of Capricorn tomorrow, and it’s in the energy of “get this done, do that now, etc.” Responsibility is the first keyword of Capricorn, and the Moon is a raw form of feeling or emotion. The Sun is in Cancer, and concerned with security and nurturing above all else. The Crab has a hard shell…and for good reason. It’s a tough world out there…and protection is required. This particular configuration comes in strong proximity to the planet Pluto in the birth chart of the United States of America. This could be very telling, so watching what happens in America right now may just provide some clues of how we can avoid too much seriousness…and the security/paranoia-based polarity that goes with it. A nation is, after all, a collection of individuals who have a belief system about themselves and their heritage and its traditions. I even caught myself today wondering if we’ve made astrology into another belief system. There’s ‘hmm’ number two.
Indigenous humans lived by a different code…rather than a belief system. They listened to their natural surroundings, to Nature’s signs and messages. The observed how things worked and allowed themselves to be taught by the plants and the animals. They followed the cycles and rhythms of their bodies and the dreams that came into their minds. They lived magically. Yes, there were dangers, and hard times, and tragic losses here and there. But they were deeply in touch with themselves and the environment. I feel we’ve lost some of that magic, and we replaced it with religion, and then science. However, I also feel that as a race, we are now yearning to return to the primordial state, but with a more fully developed individuated ‘self’. To re-create this sense of tribal belonging, without warfare and drama, may be directly tied to our ability to cultivate our magical ways again.
We’re coming full circle. All of the astrological cycles since 2012 are of a quality of dismantling and dissolving things, rather than about building on top of the previous civilization in the same manner that we’ve seen in the past. Our unconscious habits represented by Karma are being pushed out of our individual and collective unconscious so that we have to confront, deal and heal them. Our structures and institutions based on patriarchal and oppressive hierarchies are shaking and swaying under multiple pressures and overarching complexity. Our acquired beliefs, whether religious, philosophical or secular, are coming under scrutiny. Something seems to be going terribly wrong very very rapidly. To some it may feel like being in a car at high speed and discovering that the brakes aren’t working.
What can we possibly think, say or do to effectively utilize whatever is being offered to us by the potentials of this Full Moon? There are so many planets and points involved, creating two major geometric forms, one 7-pointed (Grand Septile) and one 12-pointed (12th Harmonic) that it would make non-astrological types go a bit batty trying to understand it! So I better not go there I reckon. Instead, I will recommend a much simpler and more magically oriented process. [The chart for today's Full Moon is provided below]
Get your head and your heart on the same page. Breathe, dance, make love, or meditate. In other words, RELAX! Someway, somehow, stressing about what you want, what you need, isn’t going to cut it. Get in touch with something bigger than you’ve allowed yourself to receive. Ask for it...in more than one way.
I’d also recommend that whatever it is you’re wanting to co-create with the Cosmos, that you cultivate a willingness to surrender it. Desire whatever it might be with your whole being, and how it would FEEL if you had this or that situation, person or thing in your world. Then, ask and state that you are ready to receive what is for your highest or best good AND for the highest and best good of everyone else. Write it out, daydream about it. Not with obsession. Just think about it with the feeling you want then just forget it. Right, you heard me. Forget it. Don’t keep going on about “it”. That’s the old way, the micromanaging way.
As we move more and more into fluidity, the wisdom of practical magic will become more apparent. It’s done in each moment, rather than according to some blueprint or strategic plan. That methodology may become more and more problematic in the future as the higher dimensional energies are not at all structured in the same way as we’ve been accustomed to. Things won’t happen instantaneously all the time, but synchronicity and magic will eventually replace what we were brought up believing was the only way to survive in this world. If we want to be moving from striving to thriving, we’ll need a whole new awareness and willingness to make the shift real. The Aboriginals in Australia refer to the Dreamtime, and the Dreaming of the world. The Gnostic documents claim that this planet and ourselves were "dreamed" into manifestation. There were no formulas, slide rules, or complicated rituals. It was all done with the magic of love, desire and imagination. If 'they' can do it, why can't we?
Often I run into my negative talk scenario, and most of us have had to deal with this at some point or another, the annoying ‘glass ceiling’ of limiting beliefs or low self-worth that was drummed into us in childhood, or perhaps even inherited from our parent’s DNA. However, we can’t afford to invest in that misplaced energy any longer, and the quickest way to heal it is to just love it till it begins to melt. Don’t look to assign blame, or loop around in it and wonder “why?” Just love it and get on with it, the best way you know how. There are myriad tools (like EFT) out there, but investigate and employ what works for you, not the other person.
Okay. that’s it for the magic show. No card tricks, disappearing bunnies or missing watches suddenly reappearing. I sincerely pray and desire for all of us to get through whatever we think of as the challenges of these times, and to arrive into a new sense of community and caring in the not too distant future. May we just do our very best, in our own ways, and support each other too.
Dream well, and dream big....and as one of my favorite authors once wrote: "Dreams don't come true...they are true."
If that's case, magic and dreams are very practical indeed!
Blessings and Love,
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