Cosmic News May 2012 Part Two

Solar Eclipse and Venus Transit in Gemini

 



Warmest Blessings,

Are you up for a grandly fun adventure?  Do you get excited imagining the joy of having long-held dreams come true? Would you like to wake up each day just feeling grateful for everything? I feel that each and every one of you reading these words has a voice inside you that's saying, "Yes! Yes! Yes!"  Listen to that voice inside you that whispers of delicious possibilities. Listen, savor its message and believe it. Rare and powerfully awakening cosmic activity is occurring at this time. Not just an isolated cosmic event here or there but the kind of stuff that when you look at it you feel the awe that is inspired by witnessing the Divine Order at work. Major energy shifts and profound change is taking place in quick succession mid-May through the end of June and life-changing, long term impacts are to be expected. And that news really is meant to make your spirit soar with glee!

Now you are presented with an opportunity to see life in all its dimensions, from the depths to the heights. They exist together and when we come to know from experience that the dark and the difficult are needed as much as the light and easy, then we begin to have a very different perspective on the world. You are no longer an ordinary human being. You have transcended. Your insight has become the insight of the whole existence. Now you are no longer separate--you have found your roots.  ~OSHO

Wow, imagine a world where everyone was wide awake and aware of what beats their heart and breathes for them. Imagine what type of life experience we'd be having if we knew that we were all brothers and sisters and the best of friends throughout all eternity. Seriously, take a moment and really get in touch with the magnificence of being that fills you with the delightful joy of just being alive. Because when you do, it will give rise to that part of your self that has been waiting patiently to be noticed and heard above all the noise, distraction and busyness. As a collective, humanity has reached that point where the burdens and restrictions that are crippling our brilliant lights must be shed. And each of us individually must do the inner work it takes to shatter the old patterns and limitations that we have allowed to dim our brilliant lights.

Resistance to change or growth is considerable and few are willing to relinquish the familiar and conditioned views (even when they're inaccurate). Frequently, the only way one can surrender the illusion that 'I know' and reach a willingness to change, is when one runs out of ideas about a course of action to solve one's problems. But light can't enter a closed box; the upside of catastrophe can be an opening to a higher level of awareness. Life's painful lessons must be transformed into gateways to growth and development. ~David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.

Spiritual practitioners throughout human history have provided tools and practices to help guide spiritual seekers through the chaos of the dark night of the soul. Breaking news: We are living through the dark night of the soul of humanity.  Wow, what an amazing experience it is we all share. Let's try to be more gentle with each other. I like to think of this transition as the Great Remembering. One by one each of us will literally wake up and say, "Oh my gosh, that's who I really am? Heck yeah, I want to get out of bed and create today!"

I feel that the movie, The Matrix, depicted the truth of the human condition very well. I think of it this way: we are all plugged into the Forgetting Matrix until we have the Great Remembering. Just like Neo, we're getting unplugged. Actually, many of us already are unplugged--some of us have been unplugged for nearly two decades, some just a few years, others just yesterday. And being unplugged is so disorienting at first, because everything still looks and feels the same as it always has. There's a lot of denial and resistance to work through when we are first unplugged and we have to have direct experiences, like Neo did, of  the extent of our capabilities before we believe in and trust our inherent limitlessness and power. At the same time, I can assure you that, unlike Neo, for us, there's nothing or no-one outside ourselves to battle. We just have to reprogram that part of us that is conditioned to live in a limited, dualistic world. For us, this Great Remembering is better described as a joyous dawn of new understanding, like when the caterpillar wakes up to discover it's a butterfly, ready to take flight for the very first time. That can certainly makes us feel a little shaky at first, especially if our dearest caterpillar buddies are still deeply sleeping in their cocoons. But we are all ready and the shock will be much less if we wake up with dear ones and help each other adjust. We need each other because fundamentally we're all interdependant--not one of us is going to be left out--there's not a single being in the universe that is not included in this remembering love fest. That's my favorite part. That we will all know how truly and deeply special each and every individuated light in this universe is. All of us living from totality of being.

In a trapeze act, nobody can afford to be a little bit 'absent' even for a split second. And it is this quality of total attentiveness to the moment at hand that is the experience of totality. Developing the knack of being total in responding to whatever comes, as it comes, is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. Taking one step through life at a time, giving each step your complete attention and energy, can bring a wondrous new vitality and creativity to all that you do. Every moment there is a possibility to be total. Whatsoever you are doing, be absorbed in it so utterly that the mind thinks nothing, is just there, is just a presence. ~OSHO

This Great Remembering is about integration and living from our totality. We are integrating human with spirit; we are transcending our duality and marrying human and spirit. . We are both. That's meant to be the absolute joy of it! How exciting that we get to keep all the delicious contrast and diversity and the fun of experiencing our totality within the material world, without the illusion of separation. How exciting to have the experience of bringing our unique gifts to the creative process while respecting the inherent dignity of every being inhabiting this planet with us. There is no good or bad; just preferences. If something bothers us, we don't take it personally. We all have absolute knowledge of truth, so all the human lies and pretenses are quickly dissolved. Each of us now has the awareness that "Ultimately, the human journey involves but one function--to experience, experience."
 
The glorious opportunity inherent in the cosmic energies at this time is that the waveforms of limiting energetic patterns that keep humanity in surviving mode are being collapsed. Ultimately, all systems and structures founded in a separatist paradigm are breaking down. Dualistic patterns like "an eye for an eye", "you against me", are not going to work anymore and when used, they will have life-debilitating consequences. Limiting beliefs about lack, disease and suffering are energetic patterns humanity is also releasing now.   Personal habits of resentment, blame, and judgment are disempowering because they keep us stuck in a past we are transcending and our power is inherent in our choices--how we choose to perceive and respond to whatever we are experiencing.
 
The empowering truth is, no-one can make you feel angry or hurt or rejected or debilitated without your consent
 
So, maybe you are wondering what you can do to support yourself and your loved ones through this transition. Here are my suggestions:
  1. Begin with willingness. Be willing to be honest with yourself. Be willing to be mindful of your thoughts, words and responses. I don't want to be redundant, but I can't really emphasize it enough: your thoughts create your experienced realities. Your feelings let you know if your thoughts are aligned with the high quality experiences you desire to have. The intensity of the energy is bringing stuff up from our collective and personal unconscious so that we can consciously choose how to respond. And then it comes down to, do we respond from fear (defensiveness, blame, anger, division, competition) or love (seeking understanding, giving benefit of the doubt, compassion, goodwill, kindness)? It's really that simple. Be willing to pause and really consider your response to whatever is before you. Be willing to step into your power. To do that, you must take full responsibility for your own beliefs, actions and feelings. As long as cause and responsibility are projected outside yourself, you are giving your power away. Your power lies in your choices. You are in charge of your life and the only thing you have complete control over is YOU--you are in charge of how you respond to whatever is before you. No matter how horrific the wrongs done to you in the past, in the here and now you're free to choose who you want to be in relationship to that past.  And you make that decision with every choice you  make. With just this willingness, the world we experience would change drastically and very quickly. Your Mantra: free will is free choice. Thoughts create reality.
  2. Release and Rebirth. The Annular Solar Eclipse occurs at zero degrees of Gemini, Sunday, May 20, 5:53 pm MDT.  This is the first eclipse that is visible in the U.S. in 18 years and it will be 10 years until the next one will be visible in the U.S. For more information about locations where the eclipse can be viewed, see http://shadowandsubstance.com/  All solar eclipses are also new moons, a time for planting the seeds of our intentions around how we desire to grow our lives. Don't forget your new moon wishing! This eclipse involves the south node of the moon which indicates that the new beginnings require the releasing of the old. It's both a time of completion and well as a rebirth. Under the influence of this eclipse and the geomagnetic shifts that are occurring, the past can be more easily shed. Keep your mind focused on the high quality life experience you desire to create and be willing to release the habits and patterns that stand in the way. Celebrate and give thanks for both the end of the old and the dawning of the new. The two week period between this solar eclipse and the lunar eclipse on June 4th is a very significant time of release and rebirth.
  3. Have Focused Intention.  Things can shift rapidly in the direction of your thoughts so remain mindful and consciously focus your intentions. Remember beliefs guide thoughts and perceptions and an enormous perceptual shift is occurring--we are all taking a stand, whether we do it consciously or not, on what we believe to be the nature of reality, ourselves, our relationships, and the past and the future. Where we choose to stand determines what we experience. The Lunar Eclipse on June 4, 5:03 am MDT has the Moon in Sagittarius and the Sun in Gemini. This lunar eclipse coincides with the significant Venus Transit on June 5 when Venus lines up exactly with the Sun and Earth. This is a rare alignment as it only occurs in 8-year pairs with over 100 years between the paired alignments. The first of this current pairing occurred in June 2004 while Venus was also retrograde in Gemini. That's why reflecting back upon that time period may be very helpful in navigating this time period. The Venus Transit before that was in 1882 and the next one will not take place until 2117. Additionally, the June 5th transit of Venus across the face of the Sun includes a 90 degree angle from Venus, Sun and Moon to Mars. I talked about the significance of this Mars involvement in the last edition of this newsletter. It's our Mars energy that directs our lives and takes our stand in alignment with our integrity as an act of conscious will. This lunar eclipse and Venus transit is the height of the energetic shift triggering our Grand Remembering.  
  4. Be willing to reserve judgment about all things. We are transcending the limitations of the mind--it's the most critical factor of this shift. The mind's very nature is to convince us that its limiting view of experience is the genuine article. When we laugh at the insanity of that notion, we are making good headway in stepping into our inherent power! Mindfulness is a supportive practice toward this end because a mind that is being watched is humbled. With humility comes the capacity to laugh at oneself and to become less the puppet of the mind and more its master. We are remembering that we are not our minds--we are that which experiences the mind. We just have a mind as part of our human experience.We are in charge of what we allow to influence our mind.
  5. Spiritual practice requires commitment, self-discipline, focused intent and unfailing concentration. Does that sound like Saturn to you? It is. We don't get beyond Saturn's rings into the enlightened transpersonal and spiritual realms without disciplined perseverance and determination. Great effort is required to transcend the gravity of the familiar and move into the influence of a higher vibratory field. But, like the little engine that could, we can all do it!  With a decided heart, anything is possible. Do what you know you must do to remain in your own integrity. Gracefully and kindly give your honesty to others at all times.Remember, you are your own authority. You are in charge of you.
  6. You know what is healthy or not healthy for you at all levels of your being--and the way your soul lets you know what is or is not healthy for you is through your emotions--we must all develop and enhance our skill at feeling our way through life and trusting our inner voice/intuition. There are no good or bad feelings--they just are and we all have them, even the one's we'd rather pretend we didn't. Follow the feelings and emotions because they are at the heart of this transition and integration. Your feelings have an important message for you. Make a game of being astute to the guidance of your feelings. Validate what's going on with you at the feeling level. Own whatever comes up (because that empowers you), love yourself through it and learn from it. And tell yourself that even though you have challenges and have made mistakes, that you are a very good person, you are loveable, and you totally and completely love and accept yourself. All lashing out at others comes from one's belief they must protect themselves because of old, unhealed wounds. Hold that remembering and be patient and compassionate when others forget. Engage what makes you feel good about yourself. Extract yourself in goodwill and with blessings from that which does not.

Again, this transition is going to be a very empowering experience for all of us! Let's enjoy the journey together. We created whatever messes we are in either individually or collectively, (and we are all part of the collective) so it is within our power to recreate it. In our forgetting, we've all make mistakes we wish we hadn't. The irony is that none of us is innocent from the perspective of duality and yet, the paradox is, we are all entirely innocent from the perspective of eternity. As it says in the Course in Miracles: There is no guilt in the learner. Throughout time and space we created all sorts of ridiculousness and insanity because we were immersed in forgetting. Indeed, it's a doggone shame but let's not get stuck bemoaning that and pointing fingers.  Let's just embrace this joyful opportunity to recreate from a position of remembering our essential being--from that position anything is possible; there is no order of difficulty.

I'll be providing daily posts about the Cosmic Weather on the Guru Astrology page on Facebook. You do not have to be a Facebook member to see what is posted on the Guru Astrology page. So, if you feel a need for a cosmic reality check to validate what you are experiencing, you'll find it in my posts there. If you'd like to have a deeper understanding of Venus' retrograde and her rulership of both Taurus and Libra, you might enjoy reading my newsletters from February 2009 and April 2009. The April 2009 newsletter also discusses the significance of the December 2012 cosmic influences. The Venus Retrograde Reports, the Focused Consultation and the Karmic Insight Soul Reading remain on sale to support you. In any way I'm able, it is my pleasure to be of service to you at this time of transition into totality. 

Until next time, may your life be your blessing. Joyfully possessed by the creative force, choose your own adventure!
Terri
 


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