State of the Planet Update:
Completion and a New Beginning – Full Moon in Aquarius, Sunday, August 22nd 2021
By Isaac George
August 19th, 2021
Well, I’m back…sort of. Technically still on sabbatical until Monday, August 23rd, but there are too many things popping that need some attention. The main one is the upcoming second Full Moon in Aquarius in less than a month. It bookends with the one that occurred on July 23rd at the 1st degree of Aquarius. This Sunday, the 22nd of August, the second one will be at the 29th degrees of Leo and Aquarius. The famous (or infamous) Anaretic degrees are compelling moments in any astrology timeline.Here’s an excerpt from The Dilemma of the 29th DEGREE: Thor’s Hammer or a Cornucopia? by Eileen Nauman, DH(UK):
“Astrologers know that from 0 through 28 degrees, we, as individuals, have ample opportunity to work on our stuff, work through it and change it. “Work” is defined here as our emotional and toxic wounds that we’ve accrued usually through childhood or in our twenties. And they have to be healed. In other words, we have choice. And since we are down here to grow, the 29th degree is around to ensure that we do what is needed for ourselves–even if we don’t want to do it for a host of reasons (fear, lack of confidence, lack of faith in ourselves, etc.). The 29th degree is there to ensure we WILL do it. Or, if we’ve been running away from a lot of emotional garbage that we’ve refused to own–well guess what? It’s all going to come back to haunt you in that 29th degree.
The 29th degree from a medical astrology standpoint is a loaded keg of emotional toxic ‘dynamite’ that has been ignored for some time, even decades, and it’s sitting there ready to explode. When we have suppressed or repressed emotions, this will translate over time into actual physical, mental or emotional dis-ease.”
That’s Eileen just getting warmed upon the subject of the Anaretic degrees…
“Of course, people have free will choice and if they elect not to try and heal their own wound, they ignore it. [For example] they can ignore Saturn transits from 0 to 28 degrees of that sign. However, when it hits the 29th degree, that person is going to have the Cosmic Hammer come down on him or her. The 29th degree is a last-ditch attempt to draw the person or experience to this individual so they can get to work on discharging the toxicity they’re carrying inside themselves. And so, calamity hits this person with a sledgehammer. It can be a loss of a job, the spouse wanting a divorce, having to move to another state or country, the death of a spouse or child or parent. And the list goes on…but the list of things that can happen are life changing for that individual. And that’s the power of the 29th degree coming in and confronting the individual who doesn’t want to do the work for whatever the reason. No reason, frankly, is worth avoiding our own wounding. If we drew that wound in this incarnation, it’s up to us to work through it. In working through it, we learn, grow and mature and yes, perhaps even evolve, because of our efforts.”
Now I know that you who are reading this may not have any particularly sensitive points in your own soul blueprint (birth chart) for this incarnation, but that doesn’t mean one is totally out of the woods. You and I share in the collective awareness of the soul of humanity and of the planet, so we are not immune to the knock-on effects that that can have in our personal spheres. That said, this Full Moon is akin to an initiation…for the whole human race.
The little-known dwarf planet Sedna is currently also at the 29th Degree of Taurus and is being squared by the Sun and Moon at 29 Leo and Aquarius this Saturday. Some say that Sedna represents the soul’s destiny and has a hand in illumination and new consciousness. Sedna’s orbital path takes over 11,000 years to complete one revolution around our Sun, and she is way out there beyond the orbit of Pluto, so that last time Sedna was parked at the last degree of Taurus was at the end of the last Ice Age. Sedna was a goddess of the sea and intuitive feelings that belongs to the Inuit Indians of the Arctic regions.
She entered Taurus in 1965, just as the USA civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and the rise of the hippie era all commenced. A big shifting in human consciousness to be sure! It’s also worth mentioning that Uranus and Pluto had just entered the element of Earth just about the same time when they both conjoined in Virgo. Sedna enters Gemini in 2024, around the same time that Pluto enters Aquarius. Sedna in Taurus could be one of the factors in the rise of the digital age since 2003, but when she gets into Gemini, it might signal a new rising of human consciousness, but one not tied to artificial intelligence or binary sciences.
At the unconscious level Sedna can represent victimization, illness, alienation, trauma, and suffering. At the conscious level she can foster profound acceptance, including of how bad things currently are, transcendence, keeping one’s heart open no matter what, and having a sense of humour.
With the Sun and Moon underpinning the archetypes of Leo and Aquarius, and squaring Sedna, I feel that we are being offered an initiation. One that can work best if we consciously choose to fully individuate into our sovereign truthful selves, while realizing and cultivating our innate spiritual connection to the elements, especially water (feelings) and earth (the body). This will be the choice point offered: evolved humanity not dependent or enslaved to digital technology, and a groundswell of consciousness opening not only to the higher cosmic influences, but also the divine influence right under our feet…and our noses!
Finally, in summary, allow me to offer the last part of Eileen Nauman’s brilliant essay on the 29th Degree:
THE CORNUCOPIA SIDE TO THE 29TH DEGREE:
“There is a positive side to the 29th degree as I wrote earlier. Think of it as a cornucopia of goodies just waiting to be given to you. If you have done all your homework on yourself and done your best to discharge your toxic dump of emotions, then the 29th degree will leave you alone. Instead, something “nice” will happen to you instead. It might be a time of joy spent with your grandchildren, your friends, or relatives. Or you attend a workshop that inspires you. Perhaps you sign up for creative schooling, such as painting, learning to write or learn to dance. It can be a simple as a wonderful lunch with a friend or a warm phone call from someone you love. Or it could be big, like a raise, a new job, a book being sold, being rewarded monetarily or in many other ways. It will be a ‘lull’ in having to always do your inner work. It’s Cosmic Gift Time, instead. A pat on the head by the Cosmos that you’ve done the dirty work and succeeded. Then, the 29th degree becomes a time of well-earned happiness in your life. And, as always, the choice of how we want to deal with the 29th degree is ours!”
The biggest issue of the day boils down to the fact that what is transpiring on the planet these last 2 years is only made possible by our immersion into the dreamspell of the digital domain. There is a simile to hypnosis and collective groupthink underway, exacerbated by the Saturn in Aquarius transit that promotes the group over individuation. True spirituality is about individuation of divine consciousness in the human experience. The mystic Edgar Cayce was asked during one of his trance sessions to describe Christ Consciousness. His reply was “to know thyself to be thyself, yet one with All That Is.”
Our task, as I see it defined in reflection of Sunday’s Full Moon in Aquarius, is to define who you are not by what the crowd says you should be, but who you really are and how true to that you will be. We are all being tested and testing ourselves. Let us rise to the occasion and say choose non-compliance with anything that offends our soul and spirit, and say yes to that which is sourced in love, truth, wisdom, empathy, the spirit of cooperation, and harmony with All That Is.
So be it!!
On the next episode on my “Revealing the Mysteries” radio program I have Renee S. LeBeau, back again for Part Two of “Acoustic Alchemy. We will be talking with her about her newest album release, “Sophianic Symphony”, which is being debuted on the program and coincides with the Full Moon in Aquarius. Potent times indeed! Hope you can join us.
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Synopsis: In this episode we welcome Renee S. LeBeau back to the show. She’s here to share with us about her new creative release, which happens on this very day, of a new and quite remarkable album, entitled “Sophianic Symphony”. The word “Sophianic” is derived from the name of the Gnostic Goddess of Wisdom, Sophia. According to the ancient mystics, Sophia IS the planet Earth…or the planet as a direct emanation of Her divine beingness. The mystic traditions also ascribe the creation of all Nature and humanity to this luminous Aeon of organic Light. The album is therefore also a direct emanation through Renee’s field of being and awareness from Sophia. The instruments she is playing are being played through her while also maintaining a human element. A vast spaciousness surrounding her playing is beautifully captured in the tones of various acoustic instruments and vocalizatons by Renee. The recording also captures the ambient space which contains frequencies above and beyond the range of normal hearing. Join us…and feel the homecoming via sound.
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by Isaac George, Feb 19 2021
Mercury Stations Direct at 11 degrees of Aquarius, at the Jupiter-Saturn midpoint, on Feb 21st, 2021 (GMT). Full Moon in Virgo on February 27th, with Sun and Venus conjunct in Pisces.
There are many effects or influences occurring that we can observe in the world now.
The pre-eminent emotional resonance is still rooted in fear, paranoia, or depression. The other main ones are confusion, dissension, and further atomization of people within societies around the globe. By atomization I mean that human interaction is now mostly reduced to online interactions, via Zoom, YouTube, social media, chat rooms, and the comments areas on many online news platforms. The sense of estrangement and dislocation is further exacerbated by the hyper-normalisation of living an ever-more disembodied existence, focused in the area above the eyebrows.
The human mind is not just a sensory-based bio "computer". It is a living and molecular location of one node of our mind, or extra-sensory awareness. You can call this the spirit or "soul" of each individual. The mind itself, spread out as it is throughout our body and into the space around each of us, is capable of things a supercomputer cannot match, even with today's technology. Tech can certainly mimic, but it is incapable of creating originality or feeling human feelings, or love itself. It is a mimic, an externalization of our own neural network - the basis of the artificial binary reality that is enfolding around our cerebral cortexes. We have literally turned ourselves inside out. If you have ever wondered what this might look like, imagine a turtle or a mollusk, without its protective shell.
Since the mind has no firewall as such, we interact with Life on this plane and planet in two main ways. We make certain choices, consciously or otherwise, to have certain experiences we feel we want to have. The other way is that things, people, or circumstances that just seem to "happen" to us. We sense a loss of control or free will in those situations. Nowadays we may even blame ourselves for experiencing a reality or event that we certainly did not plan on, but happened anyway. In both instances, we may not always get what it is that we thought we wanted to experience, and we also may have something happen with us or to us that ends up as blessing in disguise. Changing your thinking from "I create my own reality" to "I create reality, and Reality is creating me" reduces our fear of the unknown (and the need for certainty), while giving us more options to choose again. This point will be important, as you will find out.
Thoughts, influences, and experiences shape our perceptions. If we are unawares of how we are aligning or entraining to anything, then we may unknowingly behave as the creators of those influences wish us to behave. Marketing and advertising have achieved untold levels of leverage over human consciousness via digital means. We know that via documentaries such as "The Social Dilemma." What we need to become even more aware of is how we are influenced or imprinted on other levels of our mind, even in our own bodies. Entrainment, resonance, and imprinting are the way mammals operate and learn from each other. Unfortunately, these natural and beautiful traits are now being used against humanity.
Sovereignty is one way to describe a being that is completely in harmony with all environments and other beings, while maintaining a sense of "self". The American mystic Edgar Cayce, when asked to describe what the Christ Consciousness was, said: "To know thyself to be thyself, yet One with All That Is." When we can even touch into that field of awareness we can understand that the Christ Mind is not something belonging to the historical Jesus (or Yeshua) per se...it is an inherent part of each human being. The Gnostics referred to this divine gift as "epinoia", which means divine imagination and awareness.
Resonance is constantly happening, and un-happening. We fall in love with someone. Five years later we may still love that person, but we are no longer "in love" with them. Resonance, for whatever reason, has changed or fallen away. A child loses interest in a plaything or toy. The resonant field that supported that interaction has changed. Resonance is a function of how Spirit is creating and learning about differing aspects of Itself, or remembering more of what He/She already is. We are co-creators, soul poets and scientists, existing beyond time and space, and yet totally immersed within it, trying to merge with All That Is while simultaneously striving to individuate and know what sovereign and free action is all about. Quite a paradox, wouldn't you say?
One of the ways in which resonance manifests is in the realm of illness and disease. We can literally "vibe" with a pattern of resonance that fears disease or even death. This is called the "nocebo effect". One of the pioneers in mind-biology links is Dr. Bruce Lipton. His studies into epigenetics and beliefs have arrived at conclusions remarkably like those in quantum theory and quantum entanglement. His discoveries also support what Dr. John C. Lilly said about our minds and consciousness: "Whatever the mind believes to be true, either becomes true, or is true." This is an important factor in our attempts to understand the pandemic that erupted in late December 2019 and then engulfed the world. The effects may also be happening due to the extreme levels of toxicity in myriad forms on our planet today. The Latin word for a poison or toxin is "virus". What if a virus is nothing more than a cellular component that is reacting to toxicity? There is much more we must learn about the interactions of resonance, belief, and the environment as regards human biological and emotional wellbeing. First, we will need to examine our addiction to scientific orthodoxy, which is contrary to the true spirit of scientific inquiry and spirituality.
Witnessing the chaos and disintegration of patterns in our world now is difficult. So many seem so hypnotized, or plain lost. Millions have no other concern other than simply surviving. Did we really want it to be this way? Our understanding of how human consciousness works and interacts is the key to extricating ourselves. Creation is born out of chaos and resonance by informed choice, arrived at by combination of meditation/spiritual hygiene, critical thought, and practical action. It is necessary to reverse the direction we are now finding our world going towards. The disintegration of the old order must continue, even when there seems to be no new framework to rely upon yet to replace it. The old consciousness is simply unable to offer any solution to the problems it has created.
When I channelled Archangel Ariel back in the early 2000's, one statement made to describe the future situation we now find ourselves facing was expressed in such simple language: "Stop trying to fix this whole thing. Stop trying to reform it or remediate it. Let that go. If you have a broken-down old car, would you really spend good money to put four brand new tires on it? Not an incredibly wise response to the problem."
I completely concur.
It is imperative that we understand that during this year that the challenges and changes, with the squares between the two social planets Uranus and Saturn, will be definitive and long-lasting. The three main challenges are the choice of freedom over a digitized technocracy, the sovereign right of the individual to exercise informed consent, and resisting groupthink or hive mind and letting go of addiction to self-development and personal improvement so that we can work together more effectively and lovingly.
One of the things I encourage you to do is to carefully examine yourself for any signs of deferring to outside authority for security, direction, certainty, and leadership. Also, become a student of spiritual or psychic hygiene techniques to maintain your bio-resonance with your own biology and with Nature both here on the planet and throughout the Multiverse. If you do not know how to do this, contact me for some tools. I also facilitate this work and have others I can refer you to.
Lastly, fastidiously monitor your interactions and usage of electricity and technology. Currently the Dual-Headed Gods are Science (orthodox) and Technology (digital), but they are false gods. How they came to dominate our world is a story for another time. Our task for now is to take responsibility for allowing it to happen thus far by compassionately understanding how we have been sleepwalking with it for so long...and then taking the necessary steps to change ourselves, and by extension, create the potential world we would all like to create and inhabit. Where everyone is healthy, where everyone thrives, where loving kindness, cooperation and creativity are paramount.
It is up to us to re-establish and maintain our sacred connections, to the plants, the animals, the planetary intelligence. Nature is worth preserving, for it indeed is the Mother of us all.
Remember what we're here for, what you're here for. And hold sacred the beauty of this place, and see the Divine in the heart of it.
Blessings of Peace,
by Isaac George
Feb 5th, 2021
Greetings dear friends,
We are in the midst of a struggle for our future, the future of countless species, and indeed future of this Planet. Much is at stake. Even so, there are very good reasons that we are at this juncture, and it is first and foremost an opportunity to remember what is essential about us, and all of Life.
The situation is not without positive benefit and it definitely could end up with a great outcome. However, it will be up to each one of us, and all of us together, to realize such a positive outcome of love, health, prosperity, cooperation and community for everyone…not just for a few. More on what will be required of us to accomplish towards the end of the article.
Welcome to the Aquarian Era! Note, I said “era”, not Age.
One of the things I’ve learned from studying astrology over the past 25 years is that there is a big difference between sidereal astronomy and tropical astronomy. The former coincides with the greater cycles within our solar system, especially the precession of the Equinoxes, which are revered in mystical and pagan traditions as Nature’s own rhythms. It considers the planet’s rotational wobble (Chandler Wobble), which is what gives us our seasons, in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
So, back to the question of why I said “era” and not “Age”. In accounting for the precession of the Equinoxes, we are still approximately anywhere between 180 and 300 years away from complete immersion into the great Age of Aquarius (estimates vary wildly, dependent on the observer). As such, we are in the crossover zone between the ending of the Great Age of Pisces, and the upcoming Age of Aquarius. Each cycle is approximately 2,160 years across. Add all 12 signs up, and you get a 26,000 year galactic cycle, which is how long it takes for our planet, embedded within the 3rd spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy, to complete one rotation around the Galactic Center.
Whew! Enough of that then.
The State of the Planet in 2021 is different than that of 2020 in some significant ways. Some have said that the Saturn-Jupiter ingress into Aquarius last December 21st, 2020 was the beginning of the Aquarian Age. As I have demonstrated, this is not accurate, nor helpful. There has been enough false hope peddled around for far too long.
In the ancient myths, Saturn was a Titan, and a tyrant. He was paranoid, jealous, and a cannibal. We ignore these aspects at our peril. Saturn was also the ancient ruler of Aquarius, a fixed air sign, and Air signs are inherently mental in orientation. Fixed means unwilling to change, unless there’s a lot of pressure. When Uranus was discovered (also one of the Titans), a new energy lit up in our collective consciousness. Since Uranus vied with Saturn for rulership, and he exemplified change for it’s own sake (Uranus’ axis is tilted on it’s side, rather than north-south…and it rotates backwards), and astrologers assigned him to Aquarius, and left Saturn in charge of Capricorn.
Now that brings us to the over-riding astrological theme for 2021. There are three Uranus-Saturn squares this year, and one in 2022.
The ultimate spiritual and psycho-physical challenges this year lead on from 2020 when the predominant theme was set by the conjunction of Pluto and Saturn at 22 degrees of Capricorn on January 12th, 2020. The main theme or challenge for 2021 is the choice between freedom or slavery, a New Dispensation versus the morphing of the Old Order into a technocracy of control. Even more accurately, this is about organic versus synthetic life.
The very foundations of the previous cycle are undergoing a dis-integration, and as a result, those souls invested (or seduced) by the addiction to power-over Nature and humanity will try to manipulate the technologies to perpetuate their own positions. This is, of course, unsustainable in the long run. But minds addicted to certainty and safety, and out of touch with Nature, will take extreme measures to preserve the status quo, even if it is harmful to themselves.
There are many analogies I could use to illustrate this, and here’s just one example: https://youtu.be/L5foZIKuEWQ.
I have been noticing and observing that the predominant preoccupation with the Age of Science and Medicine is to classify micro-components of the natural world as hostile to human biology, when in fact our biology exists in a symbiotic relationship with trillions of bacteria and other organisms. There is mounting evidence that when we introduce toxins of any type into the natural order, these microorganisms will attempt to rid themselves of the toxicity, and in turn, this may appear in biology as illness, or dis-ease. When this happens, it should alert us that something has changed in the equilibrium, the balance of Nature within and without. Instead, we treat the manifestation of illness as an invader, mercilessly and coldly attacking us and killing some of us. The only question that remains is to identify and remove the sources of toxicity, whether it be in our air, water, food, or within our minds and emotions.
The cycle of Uranus in Taurus is pointing our attention to the things that relate to having a body and loving our bodies. Nurturing and love are part of the Taurus archetype. So is food, sex, pleasure, health and security, and harmony with Nature’s cycles. The Uranian influence here is squared, or challenged, by Saturn in Aquarius, which embodies a stance that is allied with A.I., virtual reality matrices, and are anti-body and by extension, anti-Nature.
As an example of what happens when any religion makes the body or Nature (and especially women and sexuality) a "problem" is in our collective history and memories. Centuries ago, many of the sacred groves of Middle Eastern pagan (polytheistic-matriarchal) cultures were destroyed, and thousands of their adherents to those in those cultures were brutally massacred. A lot of trees were cut down in the process too…a foreshadowing of what would follow in Europe during the Middle Ages with the millions of "witches" murdered, and now in our own times, with the destruction of the Amazonian rainforest. We are still suffering with the imprinting or programming from what is essentially a cultural and spiritual war that was fueled by patriarchial monotheism.
Strategies for Living Heaven (Aquarian Age) During the age of Covid and Transhumanism:
Looking at our own shadow and facilitation of our own karmic baggage and projections has been underway since the discovery of the planetoid Chiron in 1977. Chiron heralded the return of many ancient and mystical healing traditions and modalities and spurred the creation of many new and novel modes of healing. Self-help books, workshops and human potential movements sprang up over the next couple of decades. It took a while longer, into the late 1990’s and early 21st century to realise the peril and healing crisis on a global scale. Our ecosystems were beginning an accelerated breakdown, but for most, the call to heal was still based on a very personal path.
We can no longer afford this sort of indulgence, not when we face multiple challenges in simultaneity. Even though the lockdowns during 2020 seemingly provided a brief respite, the collapse of the ecosystem is still accelerating. The Pandemic of 2020 has captivated most of human focus, drawing away attention to the looming crisis of the collapse of capitalism as we’ve known it, and the poverty that is being created because of it. There is a stated desire by the world’s most influential persons to establish a single digital transaction system to replace the currencies and through a digital “smart” infrastructure, manage most aspects of every human being’s life in the near future. Is this what we really want, or need?
The strategies to navigate these changes, and to create new models of living, will require that we see our own personal healing path as entwined with the healing of the planet and others in our human family. I include all creatures within Nature as part of this healing as well. To commit to communicating better and with more kindness, to sit in communion with the environment, to pursue quantum health in symbiosis with the natural world are, to me, necessary requirements. If we are to reduce the toxicity in our minds, we must look to where we have manifested these toxins into the surrounding environment. It is all connected…inexorably.
No one is going to rescue us. We are our own UFO’s. However, we are never alone. Our first ally is Mother Nature, Sophia, the Planetary Intelligence. Seek out indigenous elders or shamans. Learn to talk with the Planet as if she were your Mother, and Guide. Seek a deeper understanding with your relationship to Source Consciousness, and all beings who are available to assist when called upon.
Listen to your animal instincts and body’s elemental intelligence more. Try reducing your reliance on scientific orthodoxy and its insane reduction of Nature into a nothing more than a chemical (or genome sequence) equation. Challenge your own assumptions. Protect yourself and your loved ones from over-exposure to artificial EMF’s. Buy a water filter for your home. Learn deep breathing techniques, and perhaps grow a small veg garden. Dance more, make love…to everything. Meditate, reflect, spend time in Nature. Self-care is essential…always!
Challenge your own assumptions. Protect yourself and your loved ones from over-exposure to artificial EMF’s. Buy a water filter for your home. Learn deep breathing techniques, and perhaps grow a small veg garden. Dance more, make love…to everything. Meditate, reflect, spend time in Nature. Self-care is essential…always!
Listen to your heart of Hearts…trust your intuition. Trust your Self. Trust in Spirit. There is no higher authority than what resides within you.
These are just some intentions we can make and some of the actions we can take in order to retrieve and enhance our divine sovereignty, instead of being subsumed into the dark side of the Aquarian shadow...the dictates of the crowd or group...the obedient hive mind.
Keep an eye on that Dragon of Fear and give it no quarter. There is a world of difference between practical safety and irrational fear. The latter is being used as a weapon daily, all over the world in media and politics.
Stop feeding the beast…and feed your soul. Feed one another. Love one another.
The balance of February includes Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius and the New Moon in Aquarius on February 11th. I see this time as an opportunity to review priorities. I used this as an opportunity to remove myself from Instagram (left Facebook last November). As a culture, we currently are unable to comprehend how deep down in the bowl of digital soup we are, how disembodied we have become. Our task as healers, as mystics, as spiritual activists and change artists is to reclaim ourselves from a world designed by others, for their own profit.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you will be able to join me on my new radio show airing this Sunday on KindaSound.org. The show’s name is “Revealing the Mysteries” and I’ll be discussing some of the topics upcoming and also some of my guests that I will be interviewing. Airtime is 6:30pm GMT, 1:30pm ET, and 10:30am PT.
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by Isaac George
March 19th 2019
The Disease of More (An excerpt from a blog by Mark Mason)
“I recently met a guy who, despite having a massively successful business, an awesome lifestyle, a happy relationship, and a great network of friends, told me with a straight face, that he was thinking of hiring a coach to help him “reach the next level.”
When I asked him what this elusive next level was, he said he wasn’t sure, that that’s why he needed a coach, to point out his blind spots and show him what he’s missing out on.
“Oh,” I said. And then stood there awkwardly for a moment, gauging how brutally honest I was willing to be with someone I just met. This guy was very enthusiastic, clearly ready to spend a lot of money on whatever problem someone decided to tell him he had.
“But what if there’s nothing to fix?” I said.
“What do you mean?” he asked.
“What if there is no ‘next level?’ What if it’s just an idea you made up in your head? What if you’re already there and not only are you not recognizing it, but by constantly pursuing something more, you’re preventing yourself from appreciating it and enjoying where you are now?”
He bristled a bit at my questions. Finally, he said, “I just feel like I need to always be improving myself, no matter what.”
“And that, my friend, might actually be the problem.”
(original post: https://markmanson.net/disease-of-more)
Does this sound like you, or someone you know? From my vantage point some spiritual peeps are also in the same boat. Always chasing the next level, the next epiphany, the next big high. Trying to achieve enlightenment is an oxymoron. It will never work.
Simplicity trumps complexity. As a spiritual mentor, healer and evolutionary astrologer, I get pretty annoyed with systems or disciplines that are convoluted and end up ensnaring the unwitting into a complex set of spiritual rules and expectations that, frankly, no one can ever live up to.
An example: the “Bodhisattava Curse” is a Sanskrit or Hindu vow that one will not go for the gold of total liberation until all beings are liberated (saved). The other component is the New Cage dogma that says that if you see discord in the world then it’s because you have discord within you. You are now to blame and you gotta fix your karma in order for evolution to proceed. As you can see there isn’t that much difference between the two positions.
Essentially, the voices of spiritual authorities are another part of the Matrix hierarchy that’s only interested in one thing – perpetuating the victim/perpetrator/saviour system that favors a small elite living off the energy of everyone else. Now I’m not calling for a violent overthrow of the ruling classes, but I also see the value of discerning what is happening, then asking your own Spirit “okay, what do you want me to do about this?” This applies to every single aspect of your Life, not just the big issues. You then get to choose whether you follow your ego (karma, conditioned programming) or your innermost authority…your spirit.
Mark’s blog amply illustrated the crisis of consciousness we face today. Prince said it well too; “The battleground is your mind. The prize is your Soul.”
Own your Soul, your body, your heart and your sovereign divine signature. Don’t allow spiritual glamour distract you and keep you apathetic and sidelined. That’s exactly how it’s set up…from religion to politics to social traditions and cultures.
The Sun moves into the sign of Aries later today, the energy of I Am and the warrior. Think about a creating a life, your life, instead of someone else’s. Feel into what a life of spiritual anarchy would look like. It will be a life of impeccable self-responsibility and unlimited opportunities for every feeling, emotion, potential and expression, and organic transformation. Think ecstasy. Live your version and vision…Now.
Have a great Equinox and Full Moon
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by Isaac George
May 25th, 2018
You are not a machine.
Looking around these days, whether its in my Inbox, on my social media feeds, or listening to the chatter I pick up on in cafes, I am hearing and seeing loads of messages about becoming more proficient, productive and efficient in your career, workplace, home space and lifetstyle. A near constant litany of ways to improve this, hack that, and strategies for achieving more are even pervasive (as I see it) than in recent memory. In fact, they are becoming just as annoying as pop-up ads. Juxtaposed against this stream of consciousness (am I being too kind here?) are another set of messages warning us about the dysfunctional nature of our lifestyle choices, and how they are increasing our depression, affecting our health, and ultimately calling into question the whole basis of our way of life. Day to day living is becoming a search for the next dopamine fix when you check your smartphone.
Which messages are you listening to?
It seems as if the mindfulness movement has been hijacked to serve our need for ever more security, stuff and to secure some arbitrary ideal of what the “perfect live” looks like. Are we using the tools of metaphysics and spirituality as they were originally designed, or have we co-opted them for our personal ego agendas and possible gain? The wellness industry is a kind of oxymoron really, another adjunct or app to help us to continually cope and produce. However, what happens when you really slow down, and take a closer look, and reflect? The chasing is never-ending. The finding ever more elusive.
Is it all making you happier, or just more miserable than ever?
Worry, anxiety and depression, along with obesity, drug and alcohol addiction, and gender and racial abuses is on the rise. So are authoritarian right-wing politicians and governments. We’re behaving like chronically unfulfilled, hungry ghosts searching for a material or spiritual Nirvana. Perhaps further away from that goal than we'd care to admit. Ultimately, we must ask ourselves, what is it all for, and what is the point?
Whether we like it or not, we are also connected to every other living thing on this world, and we all are having a shared experience. (That's an even a deeper rabbit hole I could take this down, but that’s for another time.) If you are wondering what the most graceful and sensible next steps for reducing or eliminating fear, stress and anxiety in your life, then here is what I’ve found works for me, and for many of those whom I call my clients and friends.
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