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METAPHYSICAL READING LIST

Some of my very favorite books on METAPHYSICS: Beware, these may open your mind and propel you into realms you have never even imagined. But they are wonderful doorways…

METAPHYSICS IN GENERAL

Biology of Belief- Bruce H Lipton

The God Code- Gregg Braden

The Divine Matrix- Gregg Braden

The Fractal Code- Gregg Braden

The Master Key- Charles F Haanel

The Power of I AM- John Maxwell Taylor

Ask & It Is Given- Esther & Jerry Hicks

Be Here Now- Ram Dass

Power of NOW – Eckhart Tolle

In Search of Zarathustra- P Kriwaczek

Gurdjieff- J Shirley

Science of Mind- Ernest Holmes

Wisdom of the Elements- McArthur

Each are a *Treasure* in their own right! Book reviews to follow~

Posted January 22nd, 2019.

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Aquarius Decan i – Hawk

#9KeysTarot Hawk- TAROT 5 OF AIR – Aquarius Decan i January 11 – 21

Aquarius is an AIR sign, so I describe it’s energy like a beleaguered Hawk. It is the number 5 of the Minor Arcana which is the point where first doubts or interruptions occur on the path toward the manifestation of ideas. This is a 5 of the AIR suit, and my Hawk has been getting disturbed by a cluster of four Starlings chasing him. I always wonder why little birds pester larger raptors as they do…I suppose it is to drive them away from their nesting sites. But they carry on for sooo long until the poor raptor flies far, far away~ still hungry.

It would seem that an individual rabbit or mouse would make an easier meal. Is that a message to us; to prioritize our goals and take ‘bite-sized’ portions to work on for our long-term projects? It could be!

The creatures of the AIR represent ideas to me. The mind is always coming up with thoughts to consider, some are fresh and new while others are old, worn out retreads that tend to leave us feeling stuck. In that case, we can hope that the Starlings in our mind WILL drive away those old raptors until they flee “out of sight, out of mind!” If you get stuck in old retread ideas, call in the Starlings by doing things that will temporarily distract you from those old thoughts. Then you can come back to your projects with a fresh attitude.

In this part of the year, we have just started playing out our New Year’s resolutions, and some of them may already have had a bit of poking and prodding. Others may have flown off, far, far away so that even the Hawk’s Shadow can no longer be seen!! Let’s hope you can get back on track and keep dis-raptors from entering your dreams!

Astrologically, the Sun will have just entered the Sign of Aquarius and there is a gathering of planets crowding around the Lunar Eclipse this Monday. The message for the masses is brought by the beneficial planets, Venus and Jupiter, aligning for goodwill and expanded peace. They are trine, in a pleasant relation to Mars, the energizer. Later they square Saturn, the rule maker who represents Father Time. It seems some good new rules can be laid down that will serve mankind over time, but with the eclipse of the Moon, our emotions will get jumbled by the crowd of competing energies. Surrender to the Ego-directed way of doing things and be guided by the Spirit.

Why must there always be ‘push back’ for the changes that support the many, rather than the few? Let’s keep our keen eyesight on the prize that waits in the distance. RID YOURSELF OF WHAT HOLDS YOU BACK! Focus on the long-term goals with small, daily steps toward it.

On the individual front, it is time to become the Star-ling of your own screenplay and act out the new role you have been dreaming about! Grab your sweats and head back to the gym. No one will care that your socks don’t match. You may feel encouraged to be surrounded by others aiming for better health in the New Year, just like you. START OVER EVERY DAY with your Intentions. Lather. Wash. Repeat.

HERE’S TO FRESH STARTS this Decan! Individually, then collectively, let’s add to the

“Change we want to see in the Word!” ~Cheers!

Posted January 20th, 2019.

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4 of Earth – Packrat – Capricorn iii

The third Decan of Capricorn, January 10-19, is mutable, which means that it’s when the material begins to morph into the ethereal. The solidity of Earth sign Capricorn will change to airy Aquarius on January 20. The message from this “Packrat” is to lay up your treasures in Heaven…rather than be swamped by the plague of materialism. Now is the time to simplify! Minimalize! Make room in your life for the new wave of upgrades that are on the way~

The sign of Capricorn is that of the Seagoat, who seeks high and low for answers to his quest. Represented here as a Packrat, the old hoarder has just heard the call of the eternal. As the rat rises to listen more carefully, you find he becomes a ghost of his old self and decides to forgo the treasures of the Old World for the eternal. The times are a changing!

What is it you would like to do in the New Year? What goals are calling you? Can you release old ways of thinking and attachments to things that no longer serve your highest good? Purge your closets and your accounts!  Rid yourself of clutter. Take a look at your belongings and decide what you can donate to someone who would give your possessions a good home. See if you can minimalize your requirements for living and still live well!

This Decan’s Astrological signs point to a change that allows you to lighten your burdens and move forward. Meanwhile, keep opinions to yourself this Decan as there are conflagrations among the stars that invite argument and dissension. Hold your power in your center and be at peace while chaos swirls about. Keep your eyes on the prize, declutter your mind and chant your mantras.

When you make room in your life, heart or mind….the NEW will fill it, because Nature abhors a vacuum.

Trust those Bright Blessings that are already on their way!

#9KeysTarot #Rat #Capricorn #Earth #4ofEarth #Change #LightenUp #Minimalize #Mutable

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted January 10th, 2019.

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3 of Earth – Investment – 9 Keys Tarot

Decan ii Capricorn December 31 – January 9

Keywordsfor this second decan in Capricorn: #Blueprints #Reshape #Remodel #Law #Civilization #Pyramids #Cooperation, #Collaboration #Synergy #Arts #Industry #Aspirations #Goals #Achievements #Support #Renovation #Resolutions #Foundation #Teamwork #Cooperation #Labor #Beauty #Skills #Development #Music #Revelation #Resources #Earth #World #Support #Renovation #Structures #Resolutions #Posterity

Planetsin your astrological charts found from 20-30* in Capricorn Decan ii will be affected. Special astrological impact will occur at 14 degrees Capricorn, when the New Moon also eclipses the Sun as Uranus stations direct on January 5, 2019.

December 31is also the seventh day of Christmas, indicated by the ‘7 Swans a Swimming’. This decan runs from today thru Jan 6, which is ‘Epiphany’, the celebration of the day that Divinity was revealed by the presence of Magi on ‘King’s Day’!

The symbolism of the 7 Swans are gifts of the Holy Spirit; Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Devotion. The Tarot’s ‘Magician’ card has this holiness within himself but it may be yet unproven in the world. The #1 card ‘Magi’ also called the ‘Seeker’ of the 9 Keys Tarot is featured as a white Swan! #Synchronicity

The Tarot of 9 Keys 3 of Earth card features three ants building pyramids. It signifies that Material gains won by hard work will be valued and supported. Cooperation is highlighted. A key message is that “Others will back you now as before you may have struggled alone with your plans.” Sounds like it is time to make those ‘Kickstarter’ plans!

Astrological changes this decan:

  1. 1. Saturn rules Capricorn in general and the Decan ii ruler is Mars, which provides energy to restart things you have let slide! Go forward! Renew plans that move you toward your goals. I wonder if this decan holds the origin of the tradition for setting New Year intentions??
  2. 2. The Sun conjuncts Saturn for a somber, serious Jan 1 this year, but with jolly Jupiter in Sagittarius most of this year, I think that this conjunction will act symbolically as the starting whistle to begin the New Year. Ready. Set. GO!
  3. 3. On Jan 4 Mercury enters Capricorn, helping you express aloud your New Year’s Resolutions. Aim for long-term projects that need cooperation or collaboration and will provide material results that last a long time. 😉
  4. 4. The most exciting astrological event this decan is the first New Moon of the year, January 5, meeting up with the Fixed star VEGA at 14* Capricorn in LYRA, the Harp of Orpheus. Spiritual and Physical Healing through music, song, and the arts are indicated. The lesson of Orpheus is ‘Beware of self-sabotage at last moment.’ Carry out the plans you make now as they have all the potential of becoming very successful!
  5. 5. During this Poetic Solar Eclipse January 5, Uranus will station directly in Aries, adding a bit of excitement, maybe poetic justice or an EPIPHANY?! Soon Uranus will begin to move into Taurus, indicating instability in the Environment. Outcomes of this cosmic energy may be seen by July 16 in the outer world. We can hope for renewable energy laws or for protective rules toward Internet privacy that will be enacted then.
  6. 6. On January 7, Venus joins the party of serious decision makers, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. This can indicate powerful women entering the world stage to create lasting changes toward equality. It is about time!
  7. 7. Recently the Moon’s Nodes have shifted into Cancer and Capricorn, indicating a time to shift our attention on Building and Nurturance. This complements the 9 Keys Tarot’s 3 of Earth card that indicates COOPERATION among the colony of ants. Pyramids can only be built over time with coordination. Long-term changes take charismatic leadership and labor over time. A long-term vision is needed to complete projects that last. It is time to enforce checks and balances, implement fair laws and disallow a hierarchy that would allow hidden pyramid schemes!

Aside- I find it extremely synchronous that the newly elected Democratic majority in the US House of Representatives will begin legislation through cooperation. It makes me hopeful for long-term restructuring of government policies to begin in this decan!

Overall Message: Look for seasoned advisors to help when you have questions about where to invest your life’s energy and resources or to create boundaries that help you restructure your goals. Work continuously, with measured steps toward growth. Do not be distracted by the winds of chaos, but press forward toward victory.

#Blueprints #Reshape #Remodel #Law #Civilization #Pyramids #Cooperation, #Collaboration #Synergy #Arts #Industry #Aspirations #Goals #Achievements #Support #Renovation #Resolutions #Foundation #Teamwork #Cooperation #Labor #Beauty #Skills #Development #Music #Revelation #Resources #Earth #World #Support #Renovation #Structures #Resolutions #Posterity.

Citation: Austin Coppock’s #36Faces #Pyramid

Posted December 31st, 2018.

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Posted October 19th, 2018.

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Posted October 9th, 2018.

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Posted October 7th, 2018.

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Free Your Shadow!

~”We see the world not as it is, but as we are.” ~ anon

In a nutshell, “Shadow work” is the process of looking at your hidden self and befriending it. It can be very beneficial to look within, to the Source of our thoughts, actions, and reasons behind them! Some people may be afraid to look into the ‘darkness’ but when we add light, the darkness flees. It’s much easier to understand your personal bias’, reactions and go-to solutions for daily problems once you’ve taken the time to look within.

You can awaken to your Whole Self during this period that Venus is in apparent retrograde motion, October 5, 2018 through November 15, 2018. I will present Tarot cards, themes and subjects for you to ponder to discover new options that serve you better; visually, aurally, physically or a combination of these methods. I aim to include methods for the integration of your body, mind and spirit to work and play together!

I will offer you these FREE introspective lessons using the “Tarot of Transformation” by Willow Arlena and Jasmin Lee Cori. These cards are delightfully constructed pieces of art, in a dreamlike style, which allows the user to easily enter a meditative state of reverie.

We will start by observing our “perceptions” and how they influence the way we see the world. This will be followed by some suggested exercises and topics to consider more deeply.

For example, I bet you didn’t know that the story of Jesus wrestling with the Devil is an archetypal lesson in shadow work! In this lesson, we learn that once we gain dominion over the automatic, animal, programmed responses we use to live, we gain a strong ally – our subconscious mind! By doing this, we gain helpful insights to our own behaviors and the reasons why we act as we do, criticizing ourselves, creating blocks to our success or even self-sabotage.

I suggest that you get a dedicated notebook or journal in which to leave your insights. By journaling, or creating art, or even doodling, the subconscious mind exercises its insight. The purpose of doing introspective work is to get the subconscious mind on speaking terms with the conscious mind. When we use both aspects of our mind, we become more creative problem solvers and more successful in our lives!

We will consider various Tarot cards to meditate upon and to consider how its corresponding topics apply to our lives. I’ll post details here soon on how to sign up and join our group!

Disclaimer: I am not a licensed psychologist or counselor, only have an ongoing interest in tarot and self-reflective work. These topics are universal to personal understanding and should be able to be addressed directly by healthy adults. If you are new to introspective work or find there are issues which cause you concern or distress, please seek professional counseling. Thank you!

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Posted September 30th, 2018.

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Venus Rx Shadow work

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing & right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” ~ Rumi

I’m excited about this upcoming period of Venus Retrograde! It is a perfect opportunity to do “Shadow work!” If you want to loose your anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity – do this work! Looking inward, we will discover many truths about ourselves, some we are proud of and some we wish to hide. Those darker truths are called our “Shadow”. Everyone has them. But by doing this introspective work every few years, we can upgrade our state of personal understanding and grow spiritually, emotionally, and remove many, many blocks that hold us back from living a freespirited life!

I’d like to explain a bit of what this process is: It’s using a few moments of quiet, meditative time to ponder the bigger, archetypal parts of your inner life, so that you can reflect your strengths in the outer world. When you practice doing inner work, you grow, little by little, and start creating better mental habits so that you are more patient with your Self and others, kinder, and more understanding of where others may be coming from, especially when stressed.

Now, a sign of emotional maturity is being able to do introspective work without attachment to the outcome. If you want to really know the truth, you must not be attached to the outcome. It can be made easier by having the compassionate courage to look behind your actions, to your motivations, and having the desire to truly want to understand yourself. Don’t criticise or judge yourself, just look BEYOND your self with impartiality, as you would do with stray thoughts during meditation.

A good mantra to keep in mind is, “I will be gentle with myself.”

The goal of meditation is to get to the point of ‘No Mind‘ or the absence of conscious thought. It is possible and becomes easier with practice. Be gentle with yourself and schedule some regular time during the day to become still in order to meditate. I find that the best time to meditate is upon waking or just before bed when my conscious mind relaxes. You can do this work just after lunch or dinner too, as long as it is a regular time set aside for your personal ‘self-care’. When you start doing this work you may be pestered by random thoughts or physical irritations. When random thoughts bombard your quiet meditation, say to yourself, “Oh, that’s a thought” and dismiss it. If another thought is recognized, release it by thinking “Hello thought. Goodbye.” Do the same with physical irritants.

Meditation is a great practice to warm up with when we begin to do our Great Work of recognizing our True Selves. We must go beyond the concepts of me and mine, to the place of recognizing the “Inner I”.

The “Inner I” is also known as our eternal Spirit. Our Mind uses our brains to think our thoughts. It uses our brains to do the processing but our brain is not our true Self. Our true Self, or individual consciousness, is part of the Cosmic Consciousness. Our true Self is a fractal part of God, the “All that Is” Self, the field of consciousness that is everywhere and is everything. In Kabbalistic teaching, there is a saying, “There is no place where God is not”. Knowing that makes it easier to connect with our Creator and the fire of that Spirit that dwells within each of us. 🙂

Now that your mind is blown, I hope I can bring you back to Earth!

Shadow Work is the practice of introspection that will heal and inform, define and awaken your True Self to its foibles and follies, patterns and preferments. The mind, like the rest of our bodies, is a cyclical being, which excels at times and occasionally runs on standby. During a Venus retrograde, we have the opportunity to do powerful reflective work (on a deeper scale than is possible during regular waxing and waning periods of the Moon) because Venus movements through the heavens affect us collectively on a ‘heart center’ ~rather than the gut-level emotions of the Moon.

Venus is slated to go into apparent retrograde (Rx) motion October 5, 2018 through November 15, 2018. This is a good time to reflect on the things that we are attached to, whether they be our programmed beliefs, our habits or our comfort zone~ as Venus’ influence over our hearts desires and typical reactions are softened for review during a retrograde cycle.

I will pull Tarot cards from the “Tarot of Transformation” by Willow Arlena and Jasmin Lee Cori, each day that relates to the paths on the Kabbalistic ‘Tree of Life’. Some will be the 9 tarot cards that relate to the 9 basic vices/virtues our 9 personality types carry as an emotional “Achilles Heel”. The point of doing Shadow Work is to familiarize yourself with your dark side and befriend it~ as it makes a powerful ally when understood. For example, Fear shows us how to be Courageous. We can be afraid but act with Courage. That way we embrace our Fear as a guide that points out our weakness and allows us to grow!

This work is easy and can be considered playing with your subconscious…I’ll ask you to spend some time getting comfortable, grounded, and then relaxing so you can spend some time gazing at each card in a light state of reverie. As you ponder the photo of the card, write any words that come to mind, report how the colors make you feel, see if any shapes or images stand out and journal about them. (Oh, and you don’t have to share your discoveries with anyone, unless you want to!)

Then consider the theme I will present and the corresponding titles and meanings the tarot cards present. There are NO wrong answers. This is personal work that will bring up lots of interesting ideas, feelings or memories. Gently allow them to flow by….as emotions and memories are like clouds in the sky and are not to be held too firmly in this Shadow work. Playing with our shadows teaches us that there is nothing to fear, but the fear we stir up in ourselves. Our goals are to become empowered by discovering and understanding our true Self, releasing our blocks and using the wisdom this brings for greater success and happiness. Eventually, you will find you have more control over your thoughts and feelings and are on your way to a powerful freedom of Spirit!

See you in the ethernet ~soon! ~K

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Disclaimer: I am not a licensed psychologist or counselor, I am a Metaphysical scholar and have an ongoing interest in tarot and self-reflective work. These topics are universal to personal understanding and should be able to be addressed directly by healthy adults. If you are new to introspective work or find there are issues which cause you concern or distress, please seek professional counseling. Thank you!

Posted September 28th, 2018.

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Setting a New Course for Adventure!

“Ships in a port are safe
but that’s not what ships are for.”
-anon

Photo credit: Barry Blanchard

Today we set course for a historic port!

This is our starting point for the great “MusicMuse Tour” of 2018. We will search out many cities and towns that we haven’t seen before. We will learn bits of new languages, taste new foods, and experience life in new settings.
This is the first leg of the tour and where we begin to rediscover more about ourselves and each other, more of the world’s cultures, food and traditions. We will learn by exploration and by meeting local people. We hope to make many new friends and return to many places as we begin the third chapter of our lives.

To enter a country where you don’t speak the language, have only a cursory amount of information about the history and culture, values and traditions, can be daunting. But we are headed for the adventure of a lifetime…so stay with us and find out more about the secrets waiting to be discovered in these unknown (to us) lands and people.

READY – SET – GO!!!!

Posted May 2nd, 2018.

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