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Karma, Fear, and Learning – Solstice I

June 19, 2017

Dan Scranton brings us this very timely wisdom…

“You have always been your higher selves, your oversouls, and you have always been Source Energy.  But knowing that, experiencing it, and harmonizing with those energies is something that you have not yet done while in these physical bodies, not completely.  You are still in the process of becoming that fifth dimensional version of who you are, the version of who you are who knows the deeper connection that you have with all beings.  You have acquired quite a bit of baggage as you have operated from that egoic perspective for countless lifetimes….

“The way that you shed your baggage is by owning it.  The way that you own it is by releasing all of your resistance to it.  As you release resistance and judgment, you have a pure experience of yourselves.  You are not here to perfect anything.  You are here to experience it all.  And when you recognize that everything that you’ve experienced has served you in some way, you can drop that resistance, and you can drop that judgment, and you operate more fully as your higher selves…  And that is when it seems like you’ve gone to an entirely new reality.”

Brena Hoffman channels a very similar message…

Synchronize your thoughts with your dreams… instead of your fears.

This is so timely because the Solstice chart (20 June, 9:30 pm PST) – which has a prominent influence for at least three months – pretty much offers us exactly this choice. 

We can interpret the Zero-Degree Solstice itself as an admonition to Become Aware (Mercury) of the Truth (Aletheia) of our Responsibility to Survive (Pholus-Quaoar) by Creating (Makemake) Transformation of any Suffering or Victimhood (Chiron) we encounter.  Of course we recommend Tapping and Poor-Sweethearting to start.  For each of us this is intimately linked to our Personal Karma (Trine-Bridges to the Nodes), and our Held – or Most Resisted – Emotions (Nodes) are likely to be Up in Our Face (Square to Sedna).  There’s more to it, but that’s the Bottom Line.

Meanwhile, the whole process will be a Powerful Learning Experience (Grand Quintile)…

The crux of which is to Learn to Embrace, then Let Go Of, any and all Vows we have made in Responding and Reacting to Abuse (Orcus and Nessus).  Vows include Decisions.  For instance, if you were as a Child punished for Being your True Self, you like me may have Decided that, while you could Survive, to do so you would have to hide your True Self and Avoid Asking for “too much” or otherwise attracting too much Attention, lest you “get caught.”  Much more to say about this chart as well (our Forbidden Genius Ixion, for instance). 

While the Solstice will Trigger our Personal Karma and Greatest Fears in a Big but not necessarily Negative (the dual Trine Bridges or Golden Rectangle) way (especially if we Focus on what it has to Teach us – the Grand Quintile), its Implications will be more Global than Personal.  In No Is Not Enough (p.144), Naomi Kline quotes historian Kim Phillips-Fein…

“Since the 2016 election, she [Phillips-Fein] has been thinking… a lot [about] ‘The way that fear can make things that seem politically impossible suddenly feel as though they’re the only alternative.  And so I think that is one of the things that we need to fight at this moment, and to find ways to resist that sense of overwhelming fear and chaos, and to find forms of solidarity that can counter it.’ “

By the time we get to the September Equinox, I believe we’ll have found that Naomi’s book is Required Reading.  It’s much easier to read than her Shock Doctrine, as she isn’t having to include a history of Torture to make her point.  From p.7 of No Is Not Enough

“We don’t go into a state of shock when something big and bad happens; it has to be something big and bad that we do not yet understand.  A state of shock is what results when a gap opens up between events and our initial ability to explain them.  When we find ourselves in that position, without a story, without our moorings, a great many people become vulnerable to authority figures telling us to fear one another and relinquish our rights for the greater good [which hides a Grand Theft on their part at our expense].”

We’ll be in a much better position to understand after reading No Is Not Enough.

Which of course contradicts Michael Roads’s advice (and ours) to eschew Understanding, ignore the Political Dramas that are intended to divert our Attention from the Real, and Raise our Vibration.  Which is excellent advice, not to be ignored, and deserves first Priority.  But it’s also Both/And.

August Total Solar Eclipse

March 4, 2017

It’s definitely not too soon, and may be a bit late, to Plan to attend the 21 August North American Total Solar Eclipse.  You probably want to PIAVA your attendance as well as Plan it.  A Total Solar Eclipse is a Lifetime-Quality-Amazing, Life-Changing event, even though it lasts only 2-3 minutes.  I still have a vivid memory of the one I was lucky enough to attend in 1979, and I’m Planning to attend this one.  Darkness falls before it gets to Europe or Africa, so it’s visible only from the US and the two adjacent Oceans.  The 45-mile-wide Path of Totality, starting at 10:15am PDT, takes about two and a half hours to cross Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, southern Illinois, western Kentucky, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

Some useful resources…

Because Absence is just about the only way to bring the Ubiquitous into Consciousness, and because the Nature of the Unconscious is Ubiquitousness, we regard a Solar Eclipse as a Powerful symbol of Illumination.  The Eclipse chart is remarkable; we’ll dissect it later.