Glory to Life

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Happy Earth Day!

Originally posted on Glorialana's Blog:

Hello God!

Thank You for the silence I am wrapped around by sweet sleeping of my daughter. I am feeling her breathing and listening the Glory Mass to Life playing by the orchestra and choir of my imagination.

Do.

The Ocean is beginning of life.

Breathing of waves is a rhythm of the Mass.

Whales are bass in our choir

All fishes sing in deep unison.

Do
Re.

The Earth is our Mother.

She plays the piano solo.

Mountains and volcanos are

The piano keys. Her melody is Beauty.

Re
Mi.

The Sun is Star

Its light is bright.

Sun rays are strings of Harp

The Universe loves.

Mi
Fa.

The Moon is singing Lullaby.

Her illuminating song feeds Dream

We have to turn into reality

Realizing the Potential.

Fa
Sol.

Flowers are Violins bows

Playing on the strings of rain.

Laughing and joking notes build

The tune which is your Smile.

Sol

La.

There is Music…

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For goddesses everywhere

With Spring upon us and the sun’s new foray into Taurus, my mind is looking to grounding and communion. What better way to do that than with a celebration of sisters! True connection with my women friends provides me with the nurturing and grounding my restless soul desires. I spent many years regarding more of my male friends as true like-minded companions. It was most often in those alliances that I found people who loved to discuss complex ideas, go on wild adventures, and treat me with respect, loyalty, and affection. They knew the real me and had my back, like a fun yet protective older brother. I noticed much more competition and superficiality among my female peers. It seemed that true sisterhood was a rare treasure among plastic imitations. It was later in life that I was able to find more of those qualities in the women I met. As you know, anything of true value is worth waiting for. With my sisterhood, this is also the case. I am incredibly blessed to  now have so many honorable, kind, bright, creative women in my life. Let’s call them the Earth Goddesses. Many of them are blogettes and four of them bestowed this award on me in 2013:

1 Sisterhood Award

 

Thanks to the four lovely ladies who have included me in their “hood”, Sue Julianne, Shree, and Glorialana. I am so lucky to have developed real bonds with these awesome ladies on and off the grid and I can tell you I have yet to know kinder, grander, wiser, or sweeter spirits than these four. And did I mention these chicks are talented,creative healers and artists? If I were you, I would buy their wares, use their services, view their art and photography, hear their music and relish their stories.

 

~~Rules~~

1. Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.

2. Answer ten questions.

3. Nominated 10-12  blogs that you find a joy to read. ( * I improvised a little)

4. Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipients know they have been nominated. ( this may take a while )

5. Include the award logo within your blog post.

 

10 Questions

1. Your favorite color …. Can you guess ?

2. Your favorite animal … 

” Why, cats are the coolest”, Dexter ( my trusty sidekick) chimed in immediately.

3. Your favorite non-alcoholic drink …. iced tea closely followed by iced coffee and water

4.  Facebook or Twitter ….. Facebook but I prefer WordPress hands down :)

5. Your favorite pattern …..  

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6. Do you prefer getting or giving presents? both!

7. Your favorite number …   6, 7, and 9

learn more here:  http://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/333-and-more-of-my-favorite-numbers/

8. Your favorite day of the week …  Sunday

9. Your favorite flower ….   I adore all flowers but especially sunflowers, orchids, tulips and :

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10. What is your passion? ….  living life fully and authentically with love, wonder, gratitude, and awe. Blogging, astrology, and nature take me there.

So who are these goddesses that dwell on Earth?

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  Earth Goddesses

Here are my nominees. These are some very cool chicks!  I will call them Earth Goddesses. I want to acknowledge all the women in my circle for showing me the true meaning of sisterhood. Next I want to showcase some newer connections I have made here on the blogosphere. They write and create art, espouse on astrology, travel and the inner journey with honesty, skill, and passion. Thank you for being a part of my life. If you are awards-free, do not fret. Please allow me to simply say Namaste publicly. Nothing more is required. However, for those who are led to pass these on to your sisters, do so with love and honor.

Aloyaleya

Fiesta Estrella

Kim Harding

Dreamrly

 

for a great read on goddesses ~ Goddesses-Everywoman 

 

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Musings ~ Herstory ~ Poland, Ukraine and ancestral mysteries

 

One of the perks about being psychic: You know stuff. One of the liabilities about being psychic: You wanna know more stuff.

Let me explain…..

As I become more at home with my psychic or intuitive abilities ( these labels bother me), I realize that my frustration with the unknown often gets the best of me. I access information that often is helpful to myself and others, but sometimes it just does not satisfy me. Perhaps that is my ego talking, but nevertheless, this is where I am at. I am also acutely aware that I was spared by not knowing many life events ahead of time. The worry would have crippled me mercilessly.

Developing precious friendships with people all over the world has prompted me to contemplate my roots even more deeply. Learning  some more about the native countries of blogger friends  Monika ( Poland) and Glorialana  ( Belarus) have made me more curious than before about the gaps in my “herstory”. With all the current emphasis on Russia, Crimea, and the Ukraine, my curiosity has exponentially increased.

When I consider ancestral influences, I look back on those experiences that have made the most impact. For me that often translates into food and culture. I was raised with a strong appreciation for cuisine, the visual arts, literature, and music. I grew up eating plenty of pasta, brisket, cannoli, chopped liver, stuffed cabbage, baked rigatoni, potato latkes, and veal parmigiana. Sometimes some of these dishes showed up at the same meal!

While I can really appreciate with some insight the palpable presence of Italy ( by way of France apparently) and Russia in my blood, I know so little about Poland. The irony here is that I am Polish on both sides of my family. I never knew my paternal grandfather ( for who I was named) Linda , but my bond with my maternal grandmother was strong. They both were Polish through and through, unlike my parents or my generation, which is more of a  mysterious, patchwork quilt than a consistently patterned comforter. Still all these years later, they are gone and I have no sense of my Polish roots. Polish immigrants are an important part of the American experience and I know many Polish Americans. Yet the culture is not celebrated here beyond polka, pierogi, and keilbasa. Before the era of political correctness took over, Polish jokes dominated pop culture and mocked the beauty of Polish people. Most if not all of my ancestors were treated harshly upon arrival. They did not arrive here on the Mayflower, that is for sure! Yet over time some ( but not all) stereotypes were replaced with a more balanced appreciation of the unique contributions of each group. I am surprised and disheartened to admit that I do not see that happening yet across the board. I do not know if this phenomenon has anything at all to do with ignorance and fear being reignited during these transitional times of crisis. It still saddens me all the same.

 

Poland

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Take a journey with me as I imagine Poland to be. Imagine me emptying out my head and displaying the contents before you.

Historyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Poland

 

Food

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By Silar (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) via Wikimedia Commons

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I knew my mother's maternal relatives hailed from Warsaw and that is about all. My grandmother had many stories to tell, but they were never about her family or their lineage.

So I will just show some pictures from Warsaw that appeal to me and pretend they have meaning:

 

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Marek & Ewa Wojciechowscy [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)  via Wikimedia Commons

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Marek & Ewa Wojciechowscy [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)  via Wikimedia Commons

Art

Stanisław Samostrzelnik (1485–1541)

Stanisław Samostrzelnik (1485–1541)

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Music

Chopin

Oil by Hendryk Siemiradzki (1887), depicting the Polish composer Frédéric Chopin playing his works before the aristocratic Polish family Radziwiłłs in 1829.

Oil by Hendryk Siemiradzki (1887)

 

 

What about the Ukraine??

 

When my parents took me to see Fiddler on the Roof, my reaction was intense. I identified so strongly with the characters, scenery, and plot line. I was also happy to see astrological symbols figuring prominently on the ancient synagogues' walls. My dad said that his mother grew up in a town in the Ukraine similar to the one in the movie. So in my imagination, I became part of that family. I wanted to look like the pretty Hodel, but the book loving Chava was closer to my heart. The film is so enchanting. If you are unfamiliar with the material, visit the links below:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiddler_on_the_Roof_(film)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067093/faq?ref_=tt_faq_1#.2.1.4

 

Take another peek into my mind's eye and imagine my "ideal Ukraine":

 

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Architecture

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Food

By Jason Lam [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Jason Lam [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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By Tatyana Morozyuk, color processing by Off-shell (Own work, private communication) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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By Ra Boe (selbst fotografiert DigiCam C2100UZ) [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Thank you for taking this virtual journey with me as I attempt to retrieve lost parts of my heritage. During this Judeo-Christian holiday season of rebirth and renewal, it is important to consider those who came before us who endured numerous hardships so we could come into being. May the future generations know peace as their reality and oppression as a distant memory.

header image Battle of Grumwald by Jan Matejko (1838–1893)

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All is well

The dust is beginning to settle, finally!! Could it be the movement of the moon post-eclipse? Is it the amazing array of creatures out and about relishing this bright sunny sparkling Wednesday? Maybe its the new meditation I started recently.  It could be the free WAWA coffee day. Walking into WAWA and custom designing a large cup of dark brew/kona/ french vanilla  coffee and leaving without paying was liberating. Yet it was more than that somehow.

I really do not know the answer.

What I do know is that I had a lucid dream two night ago. It was a wee one, tucked at the end of a longer dream, right before the beginning of my day. I was so excited and it seemed so unexpected. I have not been sleeping well this week and have not put out requests lately for anything in particular in the dream department. The dream content was simple. I wanted to design a room and although there was nothing in front of me that looked promising, I sent out my command and it materialized, viola! Boy was it beautiful, beyond the scope of my imagination. It surpassed any expectation. It was indeed, AWESOME. The content really did not matter. What has remained with me is the excitement of ideas made manifest.

 

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Today it dawned on me that life is so much bigger than we will ever comprehend. So much more than any planned outcome, bucket list item, or well-intentioned prediction.

As a content- to- be- labeled INFJ, planning and organization are part of my DNA. I happily strategize, devise contingency plans, etc…  But at least for today I am going to let go of this behavior, just for a while.  Long enough for me to soak up the spaciousness that Eckhart Tolle describes so brilliantly.

All is well..

listen for some magic

We really do have magic within us. It is patient as it does not know of time. It is waiting for you.

Tell me please, what are you on the verge of????

 

 

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These are the best and worst of times ~ April 2014 Cardinal Grand Cross

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…

The above quote from A Tale of Two Cities very aptly describes the current astrological weather.

As someone who has witnessed a quantum increase in my psychic abilities recently, I wonder more and more about forecasts and predictions. Are they really useful or do they lead to people manifesting their own brand of self- fulfilling prophecies? The associations many people have with the fairly routine Mercury Retrograde cycles come to mind here. So much of one’s experience can be attributed to expectations and intention.  So from that head-space I ask, ” Would I be better off knowing about some tragic events that occurred in my life ahead of time?” or ” How can one truly describe the emotional landscape in reference to something that has yet to fully reveal itself?” My best understanding of astrology typically originates after fully living a transit. Period. It is through direct experience that I grow. Then the knowledge is truly accessible and  teeming with vitality.

 

Disclaimer of sorts

So now that I am immersed in the thick of April 2014, I am ready to share some possibilities with you. These are possibilities, not absolutes. There will be much more to share after the party is over and we are throwing out the trash and putting away our party clothes.  I know it may seem paradoxical that an intuitive person would be hesitant to prognosticate, but I never said this was simple!

 

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Introducing the power players

I can certainly declare that the energies are here. I already blogged about my wild Wednesday here: musings-tornado.  Last night was equally surreal as I drive home from my mother’s 80th birthday party. As I am about to merge onto a major artery, I see that traffic is not moving at all. I consider taking another route and quickly ignore that impulse. There was a major accident and I spent over an hour crossing a 3 mile stretch of highway. I sensed all four players on this ride – Uranus ( accident) Mars retrograde ( passive hostility among neighboring vehicles) Pluto ( loss of control of my mobility as I sit exhausted late at night surrounded by water on a crippled interstate thoroughfare) and Jupiter ( grace in this  odd feeling of calm and peace that engulfed me in the thick of the event). I remembered how I felt when I learned of calamities that happened to other people and now this one is happening to me! I considered how people found themselves stranded during Katrina and how lucky I was to just be sitting in traffic. I realized that I could make myself be ok with my reality by simply accepting it. I did my best to hold onto that grace and to acknowledge that my Mars and Saturn are being activated big time. So exercising patience leads to my salvation.

Many have already begun to notice that life is exciting, captivating, miraculous, and combustible. These keywords are helpful clues as you begin to live with the energies of Uranus in Aries ( exciting), Pluto retrograde in Capricorn ( captivating) Jupiter  In Cancer ( miraculous) and Mars retrograde in Libra ( combustible). What do you see with your inner eye when you recite those words to yourself?

Eclipses are often experienced a full month ahead of time and this Lunar Eclipse on April 15, 2014 at 25 degrees Libra ( also tax day and my mom’s 80th birthday) has already started alerting the masses to seriously examine how they relate intra-personally, interpersonally, and collectively. Behind the scenes, Pluto has been covertly plotting its reversal and will go retrograde on April 14, 2014, exerting an extra heavy emotional burden on the already overloaded cosmic circuitry. Then two weeks later we have the Solar Eclipse on April 22, 2014 at 9 degrees Taurus. But because of the cardinal cross action, the lunar one is the biggie to watch.  Aries and Libra are about I and thou, yin and yang, male and female, diplomacy and aggression, war and peace. This event is a pre-cursor to the Grand Cross of Cardinal ( initiating) energies: Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. Wherever you have mid degree Aries, Cancer, Libra and/ or Capricorn is where your life will be dramatically energized, exaggerated, activated, and rebooted. The specific areas of life are dictated by which houses are ruled by or occupied by Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto. If you do not have a chart, gather your time and place of birth and go to astro.com to get a copy.    A Grand Cross is a special astrological configuration that is created by 2 oppositions and 4 squares. Squares are usually quite dynamic and game changers and in Cardinal Signs they are even more powerful. Oppositions and Squares together will create tremendous tension that needs to be expressed. The actual alignments begin on Easter Sunday April 20, 2014 with the Jupiter Pluto opposition and increased momentum builds through April 23, 2014 as the rest of the contacts move into place. Then later next month on May 19, 2014,  Mars turns direct. Be prepared for more excitement then as we ride the second wave. Any blocked or repressed actions will surface big time once Mars is back on track.

History repeats itself?

The stage was being set in 2008 when Pluto entered Capricorn. Global economics were being decimated and huge institutions such as financial systems, corporate entities and international governments were being shaken to the core, forced to deal with catastrophic loss caused by greed, waste, indifference, and secrecy. With Pluto what appears sudden is really not so. The damage happens slowly and deliberately and just builds over time.

Uranus entered Aries in 2011 and this occasion was so quickly commemorated by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. With Uranus in super fast Arles, there is no warning and all bets are off. The sad fact is that we are still reeling from the toxic atmospheric consequences of this event and this harsh reality may linger for more years to come.

So we are looking at the clash of two Titans, extremely stubborn and uncompromising Uranus and Pluto. These two have teamed up before, most recently with their conjunction on the 1960s ~ “So you say you want a revolution?”, Pluto asked Uranus. ” Be careful what you wish for because you might get it!”

Mr. Happy

This is a different time however, and while there are echoes of that transit now, it is with a new tune. Speaking of tunes, I always find astrological insights are incredibly abundant  in popular culture. I suggest reading the headlines, watching tabloid TV, checking out the latest blockbuster film, or listening to the songs that have exploded. So let’s take a look at Mr, Happy, the enigmatic Pharrell Williams:

 Check out a clip from today’s interview on CBS This Morning : Pharrell interview clip

Very fortuitous indeed that he mentions stars aligning. Do you think he knew I was going to feature him today in my post?

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I am using this particular rectification chart because it places Neptune in the 12th house, Pluto near the MH, and Uranus in the 10th. Pharrell and his partner call themselves the Neptunes. This partnership  has been the providing the masses with incredible music , mostly from behind the scenes. But with Pluto sextile Jupiter/ Mars in the second house and Sun/Venus opposing Uranus  squaring the nodes, it was just a matter of time before Pharrell’s radical brand of genius would be center stage. His chart shows why it this year has been called the year of Pharrell; the celestial placements embody the heart of the Grand Cross. He has Sun, Venus, Chiron in mid degree Aries, Uranus still in orb of the action at 21 Libra, and North Node 12 Cap, South Node, 12 Cancer. This force of nature is living these transits to his natal chart and his infectious masterpiece Happy is exploding now. Why do you think this is the case? His song Happy gives us a clue on how to cope with this planetary stew. The message is that happiness is unlimited  truth and is not contingent on forces outside of you.

How to rock this transit

Jupiter is exalted in Cancer so Jupiter is the way to go. Exaltation is a fancy way to say that Jupiter is very cozy in the sign of Cancer. Jupiter in Cancer can take many forms: some manifestations include  faith in one’s family, fortune through care taking, expansion via one’s dreams, or exploration of one’s roots. Where is your Jupiter located? Which house(s) contain the middle degrees of Cancer?  How about your moon? My Jupiter is in the 11th house so my friends and groups bring me support and provide me with spiritual fuel. My 5th and 6th houses are Cancer’s domains so dedicating myself to creative projects, ( blogging), recreation,and healthy daily routines ( sufficient exercise, sleep, nutrition) are especially important at this time. My spiritual foundation ( Jupiter) was my anchor as I sat alone on a dark crowded highway last night. I did not know how long I would remain there and realized that the only way out was through. My moon is in Gemini in the 4th house so you know I am going to communicate about my feelings until the cows come home. Hopefully I have done that here with humor ( Gemini) and sensitivity ( 4th house).

Parting words

I cannot predict your personal outcomes for you.  I would suggest you keep an open mind and an open heart and put aside any expectations and fears.  Pay attention to the significant imagery inherent in the keywords for Uranus in Aries ( exciting), Pluto retrograde in Capricorn ( captivating) Jupiter  In Cancer ( miraculous) and Mars retrograde in Libra ( combustible). Look for your Jupiter and draw strength from your primal sanctuary ( Cancer and the moon) and practice happiness simply because you can! This season is both the best of times and the worst of times. But the funny thing is,  can’t that be said about any moment in time? If you really think about it, we always bring ourselves to the table and the condition of our inner life determines our experience outside of ourselves….

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Poetry in Motion – manna for the soul

I am republishing this post that includes one of my original poems plus a selection of poetry-related material for your enjoyment and respite. I hope these offerings will provide some soul nourishment during these intensely active times.

The header is from a photo taken today during an abbreviated nature walk. Spring has finally arrived!

Namaste 

 

What is poetry in motion? It is part of the first line of the song She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby. That is how this post’s title came to me today. But what does it look like from the inside out? It is absolute, unadulterated FEELING. It is timelessness and spaciousness rolled into NOW.

I decided to go outside for a nature walk to shoot something for today’s post. While I was sitting here on the laptop I hear what sounds like wind or rain.  I peeked outside and discovered that it was just beginning to rain. My first reaction was ” Damn I waited too long to go out!” Yet a few minutes later I grabbed my keys and cellphone, took off my glasses and walked out the door. The rain started to come down more forcefully and I decided to proceed. It is very warm today so it mimicked a summer storm. I did shoot one picture and realized that instead of hiding from the rain that I would embrace it! I felt so free and untethered. It was cold and wet and clean and exciting and I felt so in it!  I lifted my arms and let the forces move through meWhenever my thoughts turned to how soaking wet I was or will my phone stop working, I steered them back to the moment! I was determined to feel the moment and dance with nature.

To quote a term from the film Dazed and Confused,  I was LIVIN,  L-I-V-I-N!

So poetry is all about feelings for me. I write poems when I am full of emotion and I read poetry in order to feel something. That simple.

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I am adding a new poem today for your reading pleasure. It will be random and hopefully representative of today’s theme. Let’s find out together now …………….

This may appear planned but I swear it was random! I went to rifle through some old notebooks hoping to find one of my old  poems. I opened the first one I found and saw some sketches. I turned a couple more pages and saw some writing. I looked closer and saw it was a poem. It was written in 2005 and the title is Raindrops. Clearly I was guided here.

Raindrops

Raindrops, rain drops

all over the island of Love

Wet, sticky, musty, moist

Do I float or do I drown?

Where does the ocean end

and my tears begin?

Cry for the gulfs

Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Middle East

The Gulf between my beloved and I

Can one taste the salt

in both tears and deep blue sea?

Does  he cry for me?

Does he lie for me?

The rain splendidly showers

its music on the flowers,

iridescent treasures of the morning dew

Yet our jewels together were so few

Yet they shine like the Heaven’s light,

so shatteringly bright

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I have compiled all my poetry posts here for convenient viewing or re-viewing.

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the-wind

solstice-signs

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adventures-in-stillness-and-vast-mysteries

feelings-are-among-my-favorite-things

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gratitude

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Poetry Man is an old classic by Phoebe Snow. I recall hearing it many mornings on the school bus, thinking longingly about my high school crush. He did not write poetry, but he certainly inspired me to feel ……

 

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Raindrops by Litebeing Chronicles © 2005

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Spin the wheel of time – Update

I have added an update at the end of this post. Scroll down to the end or re-read my tale and you will find where the wheel of time landed:

 

WordPress really motivated me this week,  first with this weekly challenge and then a few days later with the daily prompt. Well I guess it is about time! Now how do you like that for irony? Anyone who knows my writing is aware that like most astrologers , I am obsessed with time and cycles.  So it has been a real treat to focus on one of my favorite obsessions.

With this challenge we are invited to enter a time machine and go wherever we like. Now we are talking ! So this is what I am going to do. I will let you eavesdrop on a conversation and show you some pictures of my destination and time period. Then you can guess where my time machine landed. Use your imagination and watch it soar as I give you a glimpse into my soul’s desire……

 

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 please listen while you read

I am ready to meet with Elder Astria now. I know we will speak of my mate. I saw him in my dream, my partner for this cycle. He is strong and kind and perfect to complement my soul’s journey. Tall and dark and wise as he rides with Tiger.

But I wonder about my role in the collective. How will I add to my community? What role has Spirit chosen for me? I am so excited to discover my path. Astria has just summoned me telepathically. I will join her by the creek.

“Divine one, I am ready to meet the man who Tiger chose for me. I found him in last night’s dream.”

” Yes my dear litebeing, you are correct. Tiger chose well and you will be reunited in tonight’s ceremony. So now let us talk about your passion for service. What will you be bringing to our community?”

 

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 ” Dear Astria, I have been blessed with many gifts. I sing, I draw, I laugh, I see light everywhere…  and I am happy to grow and learn how to best help our people.”

” Yes litebeing, there is much work to be done here. You will use your gifts in many ways. Your apprenticeship will begin after the next New Moon. You will learn how to draw and paint with light. You will also join the laughter choir where music is made with glee.”

” Oh Astria, I am so pleased to begin my work for this cycle and enter into the apprenticeship. How do I prepare for this new passage?”

 

by Dirk van der Made http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Free_Documentation_License

 by Kirk Van der Made

 

” Well litebeing, there are many paths that lead to the same road, you know this already. The dream circle will assist you well here and  consultations with Joseph the herbalist is another route. Pray on it and then let tonight’s ceremony reveal some of the answers you seek.”

” And do not forget about guidance from Tiger and the deux White Horses!”

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The ceremony is about to begin. I can sense my partner before he makes his way towards the fire.His light is brilliant and I see it dance in my mind’s eye  The drumming begins lightly and picks up momentum as the full moon makes its ascent. The air is crackling with electricity as the dancing begins. All of my kin band together and hold  hands as we make our way into the circle. I take a strong inhalation as the drum beats align with my heart. I am on my way , leaving youth behind to help pave the way for my generation to lead my tribe. Joy is upon me.

 

By Alex from Ithaca, NY (Flickr Uploaded by Ekabhishek) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 by Alex from Ithaca, NY (Flickr Uploaded by Ekabhishek)

 

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UPDATE: This place and time cannot be located on a map or a calendar. It cannot be googled or documented online. It does exist outside of time and space. I went within and held my vision of Utopia. The images I selected here were a representation of artists, writers, and visionaries over time. You could say it is a return to The Garden before the fall, before the separation, before the negation of the Divine Feminine. It is a probability and it exists in my heart.

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Musings ~ Tornado

I have been putting pressure on myself to write about the imminent eclipses and cardinal cross that will make this April unlike any other. I want to give my readers what they want and put my personal stamp on these celestial turning points. Yet I am too busy feeling the energies to actually put 2 coherent thoughts together!

So for now I am putting that aside to write about TODAY. How do I describe today?

 

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Yes, today is a tornado. I woke up after a restless night with major digestive issues ( nuff said). My body is still healing from surgery and Dexter is improving but not back to baseline yet. I had a meeting this morning in a part of the city we call The Great Northeast. I was exhausted and overwhelmed after the meeting and longed to get home. As I made my way around this part of Philly I realized how much fun I had working there in the 1980s. While many of the landmarks are gone, the streets are the same and the familiar names evoked memories. I took an unfamiliar route home and ended up in another county! My usually impeccable sense of direction was off kilter and I kept encountering construction, road blocks, detours, and thought perhaps a tornado had tossed me into Kansas! Saturn is calling and I want to let his call go directly to voicemail.  Ever have one of those dreams that you are driving and you end up off the beaten track and the background keeps getting stranger and stranger? But I was awake!

When I got home, I settled down to watch American Idol. I do love my singing competition shows. The music soothes me and helps me unleash the emotional ” Remains of the Day.” Tonite was 80s theme night. I love 80s music because it takes me back to my youth, and the distinctive theatrical tone to so many of the compositions and  music videos mimic my confusing passage into full tilt adulthood. I began to think about how confused and unbalanced I felt at my meeting and driving home. I felt so lost and exhausted and overwhelmed, but yet exhilarated all at the same time. I am so grateful that nowadays I only feel that way occasionally.

It felt like I was being swept back into a time where I had to make decisions with no safety net and just hope for the best. I often stumbled and fell. But I kept getting back up because I was full of life and hope. As Pluto prepares to station on my natal Saturn, I realize that so many of the structures I worked so hard to build have evaporated…..

Then two of the  Idol contestants sang a duet that unleashed my tears. It is Knew You Were Waiting. This tune is about perseverance  and faith in the face of adversity in the search for destiny. That George Michael sure can emote…

Enjoy a song that reminds me that I survived my youth and I will survive today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBCWLhlJV0Y

Please weigh in on how you are feeling today.

How freaky is your world?

It can’t just be me!

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Poetry ~ Venus in Pisces

I had a dream last night about ” James”, which has not happened for quite some time. I told him about my blog and asked him to read it and how connected we are at WordPress. Yes I am plugging my blog through the dream portal! He told me he was in love. After some reflection it occurred to me that the dream may be heralding the Venus transit into Pisces. Since “James” and I share a Neptune/ Venus connection and he is such a Piscean/Neptunian spirit, it rings true to me.

So I decided to grace this blog with some more Random Poetry. I will get centered and randomly open to a page within Love Poems from God.  Let’s see what happens.

 

By Meul (Meul) (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or FAL], via Wikimedia Commons

WITH THAT MOON LANGUAGE by Hafiz

Admit something:

Everyone you see, you say to them, ” Love me.”

Of course you do not do this out loud, otherwise

someone would call the cops

Still, though, think about this, this great pull in us to connect.

Why not become the one who lives with a

full moon in each eye that is

always saying,

with that sweet moon language,

what every other eye in

this world is

dying to

hear?

 

Wishing you a misty sweet Venus in Pisces where poetry reigns and hearts melt.

 

image credit : by Meul (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), via Wikimedia Commons

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Spin the wheel of time

WordPress really motivated me this week,  first with this weekly challenge and then a few days later with the daily prompt. Well I guess it is about time! Now how do you like that for irony? Anyone who knows my writing is aware that like most astrologers , I am obsessed with time and cycles.  So it has been a real treat to focus on one of my favorite obsessions.

With this challenge we are invited to enter a time machine and go wherever we like. Now we are talking ! So this is what I am going to do. I will let you eavesdrop on a conversation and show you some pictures of my destination and time period. Then you can guess where my time machine landed. Use your imagination and watch it soar as I give you a glimpse into my soul’s desire……

 

wikimedia free domain

 please listen while you read

I am ready to meet with Elder Astria now. I know we will speak of my mate. I saw him in my dream, my partner for this cycle. He is strong and kind and perfect to complement my soul’s journey. Tall and dark and wise as he rides with Tiger.

But I wonder about my role in the collective. How will I add to my community? What role has Spirit chosen for me? I am so excited to discover my path. Astria has just summoned me telepathically. I will join her by the creek.

“Divine one, I am ready to meet the man who Tiger chose for me. I found him in last night’s dream.”

” Yes my dear litebeing, you are correct. Tiger chose well and you will be reunited in tonight’s ceremony. So now let us talk about your passion for service. What will you be bringing to our community?”

 

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 ” Dear Astria, I have been blessed with many gifts. I sing, I draw, I laugh, I see light everywhere…  and I am happy to grow and learn how to best help our people.”

” Yes litebeing, there is much work to be done here. You will use your gifts in many ways. Your apprenticeship will begin after the next New Moon. You will learn how to draw and paint with light. You will also join the laughter choir where music is made with glee.”

” Oh Astria, I am so pleased to begin my work for this cycle and enter into the apprenticeship. How do I prepare for this new passage?”

 

by Dirk van der Made http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Free_Documentation_License

 by Kirk Van der Made

 

” Well litebeing, there are many paths that lead to the same road, you know this already. The dream circle will assist you well here and  consultations with Joseph the herbalist is another route. Pray on it and then let tonight’s ceremony reveal some of the answers you seek.”

” And do not forget about guidance from Tiger and the deux White Horses!”

wikimedia free domain

 

The ceremony is about to begin. I can sense my partner before he makes his way towards the fire.His light is brilliant and I see it dance in my mind’s eye  The drumming begins lightly and picks up momentum as the full moon makes its ascent. The air is crackling with electricity as the dancing begins. All of my kin band together and hold  hands as we make our way into the circle. I take a strong inhalation as the drum beats align with my heart. I am on my way , leaving youth behind to help pave the way for my generation to lead my tribe. Joy is upon me.

 

By Alex from Ithaca, NY (Flickr Uploaded by Ekabhishek) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 by Alex from Ithaca, NY (Flickr Uploaded by Ekabhishek)

 

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