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6 Air ~ Curiosity, Adventure, Magical Insight

Beginning January 30, the SUN moves into the decan of 10* – 20* Aquarius. This second decan of Aquarius finds a Hummingbird buzzing past –at a speed so incredible you may question if you actually saw it or not.  With 6 planets in Aquarius this decan, you may well wonder what is real ~and what have you imagined?

There has been an enormous shift of the vibrational energies in the world after the long stay of Mars in Aries and its collision into conjunction with Uranus on January 20th. What a difference a day makes!

Some of us have ‘slammed into a glass pane’ while others lie stunned and must reorient before we can fly again. This is a period of re-integration.

This period has us thinking with more independence, rather than bravado, and allowing information to be gleaned, if even for a brief, stunning second. That is usually enough to crack the darkness and allow a shard of light to seep in.

As with any sudden change, Mercury in Aquarius allows us to entertain wild, fantastic thoughts. Our job is to ponder these seeds of possibility and sort them according to what resonates within our true, core Self.

Ask yourself, “Does this idea lift me up?” or “Will this possibility soothe my wounded soul?” If you feel a light, rising energy it means YES! If it feels squishy and you’d rather avoid seeing its truth, it means no. Practice this often, with every choice.

Now is the time to paint impressionistically, to dance a new dance, and to hold court with our Inner Jester, as our life takes on an improvisational aspect.

We are flying by the seat of our pants, or fairy wings. Rise up!

Allow the alchemy of internal healing to begin. Chase away phobic ideas of the darkened past and open up to the possibilities of a new day’s light. If not NOW, when? And why NOT?

Adventures are yours for the grasping. Seek them out now. Unfurl your fairy freak flag! You are an eternal being in a light suit…what is there to stop you?

#Alchemy #Adventure #IndependentThinking #Optimism #Possibilities #Vibration #Rise #SHIFT #Mercury #Uranus #Aquarius #Independence #Resonance #Fly #YES

#BridgingHeavenAndEarth

 

Posted January 25th, 2021.

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5 AIR – Venus in Aquarius – Ideals of Justice


5 of Air; a Hawk bombarded by Starlings. 

The Crowley Tarot deck lists 5 of Air as “Defeat. Loss. Spite and Malice. Weakness. Slander. Failure. Anxiety. Poverty. Dishonor. Trouble. Grief. Ties. Gossip. Interference.”

January 18, 2021 – OMG does that sound like these times?! If any of these words stir up strong emotions in you, I advise that you watch INTERNATIONAL TV to see how the World has been viewing the actions in the US. If you can’t trust the intelligence community or the free press, check to see what outside observers have said. They’re impartial and their input, when combined, should tell us all what is true and what is not. People the world over want peace in the US.

The name of this card in my deck is “Contrition”. It is a simple idea described by a Hawk being dived upon by Starlings. Consider what has this Hawk done that created a groundswell of Starlings to combine their forces to push back against the Hawk? Who is the Hawk? Who are the Starlings? How can the Hawk demonstrate contrition? How can these birds live in harmony? What are the reparations needed? How will Justice be served, considering the instinctual nature of Re-Action? Are Humans still capable of using Reason and Logic to repair the cognitive dissonance we have been suffering? How can we move our gut reactions back up into our higher faculties of heart and head?

MARS and URANUS conjunct on January 20th, 2021, in Aquarius, symbolizing warrior energy and chaos. Mars squares Jupiter, for Determined Justice on the 23rd and Jupiter joins Uranus, for big chaos on the 24th. This is a historic week. The way it is handled will create our reputation in the world. Let’s pray it is on the side of Fair, Dispassionate Justice.

Please ponder this… 1. Does this need to be said? 2. By me? 3. Now? If your words UPLIFT all people and serve the benefit of the greater good, then speak. If not, hold your tongue, look around, observe WHAT IS, not what you’d like to see, and LISTEN. There is wisdom to be learned in silence (and gnashing of teeth.) Righteousness = Right for ALL.

It’s time to Inaugurate fresh beginnings and commence new activities that include repairing the mistakes of the past. Please share your ideas with your elected representatives and come together to form strong collectives that serve ALL life on the planet.

After all, we are all ONE spirit inhabiting many forms.

Now is the time to move forward to make smooth paths that ALL may travel together in peace. We have MUCH to repair above and beyond the events of this year. Lets make progress upward together. Everyone is welcome at the table where LOVE is master.

*Happy Martin Luther King, Jr day and may ‘blessings fall down like waters’ for you!~

#PEACE #JUSTICE TheAmericanWay #Inaguration #Commencement

#Fairness #ReconciliationAfterRecompense SOS #RightAction measured by #Love

#Democracy #Ideals #EmbodiedIdeals

 

 

Posted January 18th, 2021.

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Stay Centered & Balanced amidst Chaos

 

STAY CENTERED AND BALANCED

(using the 8 fold path of Buddhism and the 10 steps of Kabbalah)

  1. RIGHT VIEW; KNOW YOUR PERSONAL TRUTH (Neptune) You are an Eternal Being having a Physical Experience for the Growth of your Soul and reduction of your Karma.
  2. RIGHT MINDFULNESS;  FILTER OUT EXTERNAL NOISE (Uranus) Amid the noise of Chaos and Confusion go to that still quiet center where you are safe, protected and loved. Go offline if it stresses you out. Read material rather than listen to breathless reports. Ask someone to email you with updates. You may get another perspective this way too. Filtering your intake of violence is a good rule in general.
  3. RIGHT INTENT; TUNE INTO YOUR INTERNAL VOICE (Saturn) Soften your inner critic’s voice and instead listen to the wise, loving internal holy Mother who loves and cares for your highest good. This voice is connected to the over-soul of mankind and you can tap into the deep unconscious realm of Akasha where all knowledge is stored.
  4. RIGHT FOCUS; CONCENTRATE ON INTERNAL DIALOGUE (Sun) Watch how you self-sabotage yourself by speaking ill of yourself for making rash decisions or impulsive choices. Restate to yourself, “I am doing the best I can with what I know.” “I treat myself with lovingkindness and compassion.”
  5. SILENTLY OBSERVE HOW & WHAT YOU THINK. (Jupiter) Your conditioned responses are there to protect you but when fear gets out of hand, your logical mind can overcome fear. Rationalize what actually is happening, view threats as probabilities. Don’t fall into emotional reactions, rather place your attention in a dispassionate place. *Breathe. Practice feeling peaceful so you will act peacefully.
  6. RIGHT EFFORT; CHANGE YOUR LEARNED BEHAVIOR. (Mars) Redirect your fear into rational thought as if you viewed yourself in a movie. Make slower decisions based from a neutral place where acts are based on the greatest good for all and from positive intent. Turn anger and fear into positive action that benefits everyone. Take one step toward creating peace in your environment. As you progress, take steps in more public environments. This will improve ALL of your relationships!
  7. MEDITATE ON A REGULAR BASIS (Moon) so you can get a continuous sense of connection with the Divine. Spend a few quiet minutes in self-care in your bedroom or quiet space every day to remember who you are and how you belong where you are doing what only you can do for the world.
  8. RIGHT ACTION; (Venus) Take action based in love. Cultivate compassion for yourself. This helps reduce anxiety, insomnia even depression and pain. Care for your self, your family, intimate circle of friends and your larger circles of interaction. It starts with self love and the confidence that you matter. You can help the world move in a better direction once you center yourself.
  9. RIGHT SPEECH; (Mercury) Converse with your higher self, holy guardian angel and other angels. Angels are prayers who become thought forms that manifest on a higher reality for your best interest.
  10. RIGHT LIVELIHOOD; (Earth) Work for the ascent of humanity. Be humble and strong in your determination to do good. Meet everyone with an open mind and see their inner child who may be more scared than you are. CARE for your neighbors as you care for your self. We are all in these times together!

PRACTICES that also help reduce cortisol in your body are EFT Tapping (See Nick Ortner’s YouTube videos) SLOW BREATH WORK; breathe in to the count of 4, hold for 4, exhale for 4 and hold for 4. This slows the heart in a natural way and allows more oxygen to get into your cells without chemical stimulation of adrenaline. CRYING & SHAKING IT OFF are ways animals shake off fear. Allow yourself to release your stress. PRAY. Return to a prayerful state where you realize that you and the natural world are one. WALK IN NATURE There is no place where the essence of the Creator is not.

UNDERSTAND THAT PEOPLE ARE FRIGHTENED, SO BE CALM IN YOUR CORE.

DO THE BEST YOU CAN, WHERE YOU ARE, FOR AS LONG AS YOU CAN.

DON’T EMOTIONALLY HOOK INTO DRAMA. THINK ON GOODNESS. BE PEACE.

#Meditation #Calm #Chaos #PeacefulPractices #StressReduction #Help #Love

#SpiritualPractices #Chakras #Introspection #PersonalGrowth

Posted January 12th, 2021.

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Welcome 2021 – Create A Renewed Heart!

~ Let all who have understanding, REJOICE!

OFFERTORY PRAYER PSALM 51: As I prepare to receive communion with Thee, Spirit,

CREATE in me a clean heart, O God (2F) Mars in Aries                  Resolve

and RENEW a right spirit within me. (3F) Sun in Aries                    Essence

CASTE me not away from Thy presence (4F) Venus in Aries         Ego Patience

and TAKE NOT thy Holy presence from me. (5F) Saturn in Leo    Containment

RESTORE unto me (6F) Jupiter in Leo                                             Expansive Joy

the JOY of Thy Salvation (7F) Mars in Leo                                      Gladness

and UPHOLD me (8F) Mercury in Sagittarius                                  Faith

with Thy Free Spirit (9F). Moon in Sagittarius                                 Freedom

Amen. (10F) Saturn in Sagittarius                                                         So be it!

IF you have ever wondered about the parts of mass, consider that there may be sacred metaphysical secrets buried within this once Latin chant, only understood by clergy, and found in the Tarot. Today you may have more understanding about how to take the first step toward approaching the Creator. Now is the time for preparation and purging, cleansing and renewing of intent. If the Spirit moves you, meditate upon the meaning of this Psalm.

December 30, 2020 is a time for endings and new beginnings! ‘Namaste’

#9KeysTarot #Understanding #Cleansing #Preparation #KingsDay #Epiphany #HolidayMeanings #Numerology #Astrology #Faith #Meditation #SoulHealing #Tarot

Things you’d never expect to discover~

 

Posted December 30th, 2020.

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Tarot Decans & Planetary places

THE JUNE SOLSTICE, ECLIPSE & NODES OF FATE  JUNE 21, 2020

This post shows how the current planetary placements are located in various Decans. Astrological Decans are the 10 degree sections of each of the Zodiacal (30 degree) Signs. These are interpreted by definitions of the Tarot Minor cards (2 – 10). Use your Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck to lay out the present positions of the planets onto a zodiacal wheel and ‘read’ the AstroWeather forecast!

These are the current correlations for this Historic Solstice and Eclipse 0* Cancer starting point from Sunday’s Annular “Ring of Fire” Solar Eclipse. This is our new beginning;

“War is over, if you want it” reminds us that the war of daily struggle for survival can be upgraded now. The work of equality and JUSTICE is in the zeitgeist and will, eventually, prevail.

MOON & SUN @ 5 WATER – The zero point of Cancer reflects the 5 of Cups Tarot. This is a major reset point from which the next cycle of 26,000 years begins. This huge turning point is shown as one with many regrets, the image of a person pining for 3 of their 5 cups, that are spilled on the ground. While shown on the opposite shore of their home, we see a bridge to cross before safe space is found. Collectively, we mourn for the way things are, which is not congruent with American ‘ideals’. There is a home for all, but we must cross that bridge, together.

When we awaken to the reality of the present moment, we may be depressed that the state of JUSTICE is still not resolved, and yes, much effort is still needed to move into a peaceful state. Seclusion, delays and setbacks are part of our current situation, but it gives us time to do inner work of discovering what it is we really want to accomplish, and HOW we want to go about creating an equitable world for ALL. We may feel tired, sad or troubled with anxiety, but we can learn valuable lessons from this introspective time. Our regrets paint the way toward a future with fewer regrets, if we are courageous enough to travel that path! Good luck is brought to those repairing and replacing damaged ways of living. So onward, with momentum!

NORTH NODE – @ 8 AIR the Dragon’s Head points the way toward our goals. In this case, it has recently moved into the 0* degree point of Gemini, which is reflected in the 8 of AIR Tarot card. The 8 of Air signifies a period of releasing the blindfolds that keep us from seeing the TRUTH. When we are surrounded by many ideas, signified by 8 swords forming a barrier around a blindfolded one, the truth may be hard to discern. Our mission, should we decide to accept it, and I hope you will, is to step out of our slumber, cut the ties that bind us to the old ways of living, and tear off our blindfolds, so that we can awaken to a new day dawning!

VENUS @ 8 AIR- The alchemy of truthfulness will begin the process of healing. The purity of Venus cycles starting here is seen in the movement of her five pointed cycle and the magical tune of hummingbirds’ flitting wings tells us to ‘fine tune our ears’ to hidden messages that may come through our subconscious mind. Don’t be afraid to hear new ideas. You must not always believe everything you think! Give yourself time to adjust to new realities and strive toward the heights.

MERCURY @ 3 WATER; indicates a period of joyfulness, bound via the camaraderie of hard times survived. The dilemma we faced has had much quicker results than we had even hoped for, and many changes have been made, for the improvement of society. Keep up the good fight. Walk peacefully & proud! Mercury will soon move from this spot, and regain it’s commonly bumpy road, so cherish synergy now. The power of peaceful, collective voices will continue to sound amidst the background of cacophony for at least 6 months. Carry on.

MARS @ 4 FIRE – shows us that we are in a place of slowing passions. It is time to wait on wisdom to guide us. Take this time to rest and regroup, process recent events and commit to future action. Hold off making judgements, sleep on important decisions and consider all of your many options at this time. Keep your fire of passion alive with embers that will flame the new causes that will come; Justice. Peace. Renewal.

JUPITER & PLUTO in the last decan of Capricorn, and SATURN Rx headed back to join them, indicates the 4 of Earth, another period of slowdown regarding financial concerns. Unexpected business transactions may bring about sales of unforeseen items, possibly bankruptcy of brick and mortar operations, cancelled or postponed travel, and trying to create “safe” places to invest. Forming new ways to exchange energetic transactions, such as bartering, may become more common. Surprising disclosures come to light by long-held traditional forms crumbling under revealed truths. Facing death and creating new directions regarding business process’. The re-birthing process has begun. BREATHE! and PUSH. We can’t avoid the inevitable outcome. Do your best to visualize a new Earth, a new way of living.

URANUS @ 5 EARTH – brings challenges and fluctuations in the physical realm. A 5 card reminds us to take stock of our resources and hold faith throughout change. Materially poor or ill people find themselves navigating the sudden dire straits as a crisis unfolds. Their hope is to find sanctuary in religious shelters or charitable foundations. So give timely aid to those now, who would otherwise fall through the social ‘safety net’. We are all one human family. We each deserve freedom from fear. Love one another. Strive to DO GOOD.

SOUTH NODE @ 8 FIRE – indicates the place where we, as a collective, are coming from. The positive change of minds, engendered by the heart, propel us from a place where we desire a speedy change~ to take deliberate steps toward a sustainable, deeper and lasting philosophy. People are scrambling to find new ways to eek out income because usual ways of managing income are not working. All around, there are opportunities to connect with networks that may foster a sense of community through service. Things seem unsettled now, but are heading toward eventual success. Be patient. Keep the faith. When we work together, we all win.~

 

Posted June 22nd, 2020.

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10 of Water – PISCES Decaniii – Happiness

10 of Water – Pisces Decan iii – March 9 – 19 – 9 KEYS TAROT

“Man’s search for Happiness can create a false sense of urgency, whereas the presence of mind can create an oasis in the desert of the soul.” -me

When we are free to express ourselves and our quest for individuation is complete, what kinds of emotions will we see manifesting in our lives?

These are the questions that the third Decan of Pisces brings.  Typically, this card exemplifies the attainment of Emotion, which I interpret as ‘Happiness’. What emotion is on your mind right now? How do you see yourself going about attaining it?

Astrologically, we are in a rather confused state of energies as Mercury is retrograde until the end of the month, Mar 28. Uranus has just ingressed into Aries for the next 8 years, bringing chaos and sudden changes to the forefront of our frontal lobes. “Be prepared to be startled, yet learn to regroup after emotional shocks”, is the lesson ahead.

Neptune’s influence will create even more confusion about truth and lies, so remember to check your media sources carefully before jumping to conclusions. Learning to return to our core self, is a secret to remaining calm in the midst of chaos.

Learning self-soothing techniques, such as EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique or ‘tapping’ exercises may help you to confront overwhelming emotions and recenter yourself.

Try this link on YouTube; Nick Ortner has good video demonstrations of EFT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRfLTQjJhp0

The intelligence of this Decan is to learn to appreciate what good is present in the current moment. ‘Presence of mind can create an oasis in the desert of the soul.’ Namaste’ ~K

#Jupiter #Energy #Venus #Mindfulness #Challenge #Obsession #Addiction#Indulgence #RealityCheck #Insight #Participate #Snow #Avelanches #EFT#Tapping #Health

 

Posted March 9th, 2019.

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Metaphysical Me

About Metaphysical Me…

One of my most impactful experiences with spirituality/religion was being ‘failed’ from the second year of my three year Lutheran Catechism class. I told my minister and vicar that ‘God doesn’t fail people from church!’. They agreed with me and after a year’s sabbatical and the subsequent firing of this teacher who failed kids in church, I asked many pointed questions, finished my lessons, got confirmed and left.

In college, my most influential classes were the three-term Shakespeare series, learning how to SEE and draw from an artists viewpoint (that was quite esoteric) and an Introduction to Comparative Religions. Then I took a term off and studied with Mormon missionaries, read the Bhagavad-Gita, Tibetian and Egyptian Books of the Dead, the Tao te Ching, and many other metaphysical books. This lit my Spiritual Fire and I’ve been devouring these books ever since!

(See recommended book list) —> Archives

Later, upon becoming a Unitarian Universalist, I had the opportunity to learn more about many religions and experience them firsthand in “Neighboring Faiths” Sunday school classes. After teaching students for 8 weeks, I accompanied groups of children to Buddhist center feasts, Catholic mass, a Jewish temple, and Pagan ceremonies. Over the years my family has participated in Kwaanza, Hindu Festival of Lights, and Hanukkah festivities.

I homeschooled my kids for 8 years founded on a History-based Wholistic education, of which I wrote my own curriculum. I based my lessons and exams on textbooks from various points of view and encouraged open-minded discussions about the reasons for the author’s points of view and their veracity. We first studied World Geography & World Religions as a comprehensive introduction to becoming ‘Citizens of the World’.

As homeschoolers, we practiced exercises by Rudolf Steiner and read Classic English literature, Great Books, Historic Fiction and books of Cultural Literacy from all continents. We read ancient philosophers and discussed their subsequent roles in modern society.

I was engaged with esoteric studies for many years before co-leading a Women’s spirituality group. We incorporated many facets from various spiritual traditions, and each woman encouraged to bring her gifts and experiences to share with the group.

After leaving that position, my 10-year interest in the Kabbalah, led me to study more intently and take a year-long webinar class with two Rabbis. I learned much about the Hebrew Mystical traditions from a Jewish Reform perspective. I found the Kabbalah to be THE foundation for the many esoteric paths I had studied since my 20’s.

Today I practice Tai chi, Chi Gong, Kundalini Yoga and write ‘Morning Pages’ as is recommended by Julia Cameron in her transformational book, “The Artist’s Way”. I participated and led classes in “The Artist’s Way” and discovered that it was a book written (by and) for the Enneagram Type #4 personality, the ‘Artist’. That’s when I decided to create workbooks for the other 8 Enneagram personality types that I call, “Integrated Spiritual Practices”. TBA

I’ve studied and used the Tarot as well for many years. I started noticing the esoteric ‘threads of Truth’ that run throughout all the systems and traditions that I’ve engaged with and noticed their Archetypes can be found in pictoral symbolism on the Tarot.

I’ve created a unified system that is based on a lesser-used form of the Tree of Life Glyph. I see it as the original glyph of Kabbalah before the ‘fall’ of man. I have placed my own version, the “9 Keys Tarot” cards onto this Tree in a unique way as a blueprint to help people ascend to their Higher Self – closer to a state of Spiritual perfection. This corresponds to 9 Esoteric systems, which is no small feat!

Metaphysics describes both the ‘Art of Living’ & the ‘Science of Life.’      I hope that my writing will encourage you to look within yourself and begin what Plato called, “The Great Work” of personal understanding and wisdom. After all, it’s our once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn, grow and evolve our Souls while we are incarnate beings. Look within!

Namaste’ ~K

#9KeyTarot #Ascension #GreatWork #Introspection #Purpose #Meaning #Understanding #Wisdom #Transformation #SpiritualEvolution

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Posted January 30th, 2019.

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Recommended Reading


Some of my favorite books on Metaphysics etc~

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

 

RUNES

Book of Runes– F. Melville

Omens, Oghams & Oracles- Webster

Nordic Runes- Paul Rhys Mountfort

Rune Lore- Edred Thorsson

Rudiments of Runelore- Stephen Pollington

(Runecasters Handbook- Thorsson- Magick)

Runes for Transformation- Kaedrich Olsen

website; GaldraKraft.com by Kaedrich Olsen

 

KABBALAH

The Essential Kabbalah – Daniel Maat

Kabbalah for Beginners- Rav Michael Laitman PhD

*Sefer Yetzirah – Abraham, Aryeh Kaplan translator

Zohar- Abraham, Yahuda Berg

Power of Kabbalah- Yehuda Berg

The Way- Michael Berg

Kabbalah- Elizabeth Clare Prophet

A New Oracle of Kabbalah- Richard Seidman

Kabbalah for the Modern World- Migene Gonzalez-Wippler

 

TAROT

The Mythic Tarot Workbook-JS Burke

78 Degrees of Wisdom – Rachel Pollack

Tarot for YOU – Mary K. Greer

Tarot Companion- Smith, Rider-Waite

Medicine Woman Card Guide Book- Carol Bridges, UU Indiana

 

NUMEROLOGY & DESIGN

Numerology- S Ducie

Beginners Guide to Constructing the Universe- MS Schneider

Sacred Ground to Sacred Space- Kryder

Easy to Use Feng Shui- Lillian Too

 

PERSONALITY

Human Design- Chetan Parkyn

Understanding Human Design- Curry

Enneagram- Don Riso Hudson & Rick HUDSON

Enneagram

MyersBriggs Personality system-

 

CRYSTAL VIBRATIONS

Love is In The Earth- Melody, Magical properties of Stones

Laying on of Stones- Melody, Healing with Stones

Crystal Healing- D Walker, Healing with Stones

Crystal Energy- M Lambert, Magical properties of Stones

Gemstones- Schumann, Magical properties of Stones

The Crystal Bible- Hall, Magical properties of Stones

 

SOUL HEALING & ARCHETYPES

Life’s Companion- Christine Baldwin, Journaling

The Artist’s Way- Cameron, Journaling & Creativity

Women Who Run With the Wolves- CP Estes (Story Wisdom)

12 Wild Swans-Starhawk (Archetypal Fairy Tale Wisdom)

Emotional Alchemy- Tara Bennett-Goleman

Emotional Intelligence- Daniel Goleman

EcoLiterate- Daniel Goleman

The Art of Emotional Healing- Capacchione

Quantum Healing- Deepak Chopra

The Four Agreements- don Miguel Ruiz

The Fifth Agreement- don Miguel Ruiz

 

SELF EMPOWERMENT

A Pace of Grace- Linda Kavelin-Popov

Take Time for Your Life- Cheryl Richardson

Simple Abundance- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Excavating Your Authentic Self- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Hero with a Thousand Faces- Joseph Campbell

A Hero’s Journey- C Vogler

The Heroine’s Journey- Maureen Murdock

A Woman’s Worth- Marianne Williamson

Dreaming the Dark- Starhawk (feminism)

Goddess Book of Days- Stein

Goddess Meditations- Ardinger

The Goddess Path- Monagham

The Goddess Within- JB Woolger et al

Living Buddha, Living Christ- Thich Nhat Hanh

Jesus & the Lost Goddess- T Freke & P Gandy

Jesus Mysteries- T Freke & P Gandy

Laughing Jesus- T Freke & P Gandy

Holy Blood, Holy Grail- M Baigent et al

Book of Secrets- Deepak Chopra

7 Spiritual Laws of Success- Deepak Chopra

Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire- Deepak Chopra

Honoring the Self- Nathaniel Branden

 

ASTROLOGY

Astrology, Karma & Transformation- Arroyo

Astrology, Psychology & the 4 Elements- Arroyo

Chart Interpretation Handbook – Arroyo

The Changing Sky – Steven Forrest

Yesterday’s Sky – Steven Forrest

*How to Read your Astrology Chart- S Cunningham (begin here)

Making the Gods Work for You – C Casey (Planetary descriptions)

Astrology for Yourself- Douglas Bloch & Demetra George

The Astrology of Fate- Liz Green (Mythology stories)

36 Faces- Austin Coppock (Decans)

Hellenistic Astrology- Chris Brennan

Handbook for the Humanist Astrologer- Meyer

Planets in Transit- M Hand

Psychology, Astrology & Western Magic- Luis Alvarado

*Astrology Looks at History- Noel Tyl

Cosmos & Psyche – Richard Tarnas

 

TREES

Trees- Smithsonian

The Enchanted Garden- O’Rush

The Medicinal Garden-

Language of Flowers- Greenaway

Bud, Blossom & Leaf- Morrison

 

HERBS

Healing Wise- Suzan Weed

The Medicine Wheel Garden- Kavasch

Ency of Magickal Herbs- Cunningham

A Druid’s Herbal – Hopman

The Herb Book- John Lust

 

PHYSICAL HEALING

You Can Heal Your Life – Louise L Hay [Hay House Publisher]

The Tapping Solution- Nick Ortner (EFT)

EMDR –

Essential Reiki- Stein

Hands on Healing – Angelo

Sacred Sounds- Ted Andrews

The Way of Song- S Carol

Cellular Healing Diet Handbook- Daniel Pompa

From Fatigued to Fantastic- Jacob Teitlebaum MD

Rolfing- Ida P Rolf PhD.

EdgarCayce.org – The Sleeping Prophet

 

GREAT BOOKS

Bible – Christianity, Prophets, Jesu

Torah – Judaism, Prophets, Rabbis

Qu’ran – Islam, Muhammad

Tao – Japan, Lao Tsu

Confucius sayings – China

Tibetan Book of the Dead

Egyptian Book of the Dead/Living

Bhagavad-Gita – India

*Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramhansa Yogananda

…and many MANY others!

 

 

Posted January 22nd, 2019.

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Grounding & Centering for Stress Reduction

Grounding & Centering techniques and tips:

~So, a friend of mine wanted to know how to get herself ‘grounded and centered’ after a hard weekend event that she was involved in. If you are an event planner, promoter or producer, you know how whacked out you can get emotionally and physically after a HUGE event! So here are some tips for getting your MoJo back after you’ve been physically and psychically drained. ~These are also some good practices for regular Spiritual hygiene:

*GROUNDING is reconnecting your body’s electromagnetic field, or aura, to the Earth’s. It is done by Visualizing your energy flowing from your crown down to the soles of your feet into the Earth and then flowing back in. It is best done on the Earth in bare feet, but you can do this on the floor as well. As you inhale, envision your crown chakra at the top of your head, slowly opening with each breath and allowing you to gather up all the energy that lies in the bubble that surrounds you, called your aura. Gather up this energy and send it down through your body, out through your feet and into the Earth with an exhale. As you inhale, breathe in positive Earth energy to fill up your body into every cell and filling your aura.#

*CENTERING is another Visualizing and Energetic movement exercise where you gather all of your scattered energies and gently compress them back into the center of your Soul at your Solar Plexus Chakra. It is important to learn to hold your mindful presence in this mental and physical state, so that you can stay in a calm center even as chaos rolls about outside of you. Think of yourself as the eye of the storm as you move calmly and decisively through your day.# So here’s how to do it:

A. CLEANSING; Have a hot Epsom Salt bath. This helps to ease weary muscles and is a great way to get vital nutrient magnesium back into your body. The salts will pull toxins out of your body so shower off with cooler water and have a tall drink of water and a good long rest. Anytime you’ve had a hard day or taken an emotional hit, take a shower and visualize the negativity draining away as you shower it off. If you need to, have a good cry and release that stress right down the drain too!

B. GROUNDING; To get out of your headspace and back into your body, do a little barefoot movement to connect the soles of your feet to the Earth energy. You can stretch, roll around on a mat, do yoga and/or walk barefoot on the soil or sand. This is a great way to wake up your body again after that long nap. Start working the joints of your feet, roll your ankles, stretch up onto the balls of your feet and down on a step, while balancing by holding onto a chair. Then stretch your calves, knees, hips and thighs by doing some lunges. You know, pretend you are sword fighting and step out and bend your knees gently as you say “En guarde!” Do this on both legs gently to warm up.

Then walk briskly while swinging your arms (or even march) to get some air flowing in and around your body. The aerobic inflow of oxygen will help wake up your brain and revitalize all of your cells. At this point, sing a song or chant or shout. It releases tension held in your body.

Then try a Yoga “Tree pose” by standing with both feet squarely and comfortably below your shoulders with your hands at your sides. Raise your arms as you inhale and slowly drop them with each inhalation. With each deep and slow inhalation imagine your breath coming from within the Earth, up your legs and into your body. With each exhalation allow your nervous energy to flow back into the Earth. Try breathing IN, to the count of 4 and OUT, to the count of 8. This allows you to relax. Be aware of how your body feels. Be aware of how YOU in your body feel! Hopefully, your body is more solid and strong feeling.

C. CENTERING; Close your eyes, and feel your SELF within your body. Extend your energy outward horizontally as far as you can picture, visualizing the natural elements of the Earth. FOCUS on a theme or KEYWORD. As you bring your awareness back into yourself, gather all the positive energy you need from the trees, rocks, streams, sunshine, and Earth. State your Intention; “I need to remember who I am.” or  “I intend to reclaim my natural state of grace and calm that refreshes me.”

At this point, I gather my art supplies, mandalas, incense and candle to prepare for a “busy but relaxed” mental state of meditation. As I light my tealight candle, I state my intention and say a prayer of gratitude for being able to take time to heal myself through mindfulness. Then I relax as I color the mandala. All the while I think of myself as the shape of the mandala and infill those parts of my body with colors that seem appropriate for the energies I want to embody from the center, outward.

D. EMBODY this energy; When I’m finished coloring I like to vocalize something about it aloud. This will remind me to EMBODY my intended energy! I will strive to feel this same way whenever I look at this mantra. A simple song I like to use is this; “As I breathe in, I breathe in Peace. As I breathe out, I breathe out Love.”~ You can chant while you finish up the last bits of coloring to embed your emotion into the art that reminds you of your Authentic Self that lives in your Center.

E. RECHARGE; Did you know that our bodies are electromagnetic batteries!? In order to recharge your body use this Chi-gong inspired method; Place one hand over your dominate fist and place it on your stomach, just below the center of your ribcage. It fits there nicely. In a sitting position, bend forward and exhale to the count of 4. As you sit back up, inhale to the count of 8. Do this as it feels comfortable to you. Repeat until you feel your energy flowing into all of your cells. That could be about 10 times.

F. MOVE IT; Try the Tai chi “Moving Ocean Waves” exercise to get your chi moving. I found this youtube of Jake Mace doing some great movements that beginners can do: Be comfortable. Move at your own pace gently so nothing hurts. The third movement, Ocean Waves is my favorite for getting your center energy moving!

Namaste’

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHBR5MZmEsY

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Posted January 12th, 2019.

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