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Tipping Point

October 31, 2017

 

 https://www.ted.com/talks/jackson_katz_violence_against_women_it_s_a_men_s_issue

Time to Shift

October 14, 2017

These three are joined at the hip…

As we mentioned in the earlier post…

Our new Shift in Gender Balance occurs 5 October (9:30 am PDT), at 20 Virgo, ‘A caravan of cars headed to the West Coast: The need of cooperative effort in reaching any New World of experience.’  The way we usually draw our maps, the West Coast is on the Left, in a general way the Receptive or Feminine side…

“The Message is that we need to Embrace whatever remaining Guilt or Shame we have about the Forbidden part of our Genius-in-Hiding, and Trust our Intuition about how to Be in ways we haven’t Been since we were Punished for Being that way as a Child.  We need to get Conscious of our Fear that we’ll be Punished again (the Universe is likely to help by bringing it up), Poor-Sweetheart it, Tap it Out, and Trust its Urges.”

Compare this to what Sarah Polley says about these times…

 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/opinion/sunday/harvey-weinstein-sarah-polley.html

“I think we need to look at what scares us the most.  We need to look at ourselves.  What have we been willing to accept, out of fear, helplessness, a sense that things can’t be changed?  What else are we turning a blind eye to, in all aspects of our lives?  What else have we accepted that, somewhere within us, we know is deeply unacceptable?  And what, now, will we do about it?”

The Venus-Mars Shift itself is about assembling our Team and heading for the Left Coast.  The 24-Virgo Trusting-Our-Guidance Shift (Eurydike Initiating Venus) is about “Mary and her little lamb: The need to keep a vibrant and pure simplicity at the core of one’s being.”  And the 26-Virgo Trusting-Our-Intuitive-Actions Shift (Eurydike Initiating Mars) is about “The first stage of actual participation in the great ritual of planetary evolution.”

Which is to say, The Bell Is Ringing, it’s Our Time to Take Over.  It’s neither by Land nor by Sea, it’s Both (Earthquakes, Floods), plus it’s by Air and Fire (Hurricanes, Wildfires).  Mother Gaia/Pi has Awakened.  It’s not that She’s mad, She’s just stretching her Limbs as She Stands Up to the Sun.  It’s been a couple of days; I recommend that you reread the previous four posts, as they do a good job of describing our Tools.  If you do that, the last thing you’ll read is…

“One of the most inspiring things I’ve read lately is from Suzanne Lie’s Channel…

http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.com/2017/10/preparing-your-self-to-remember-first.html

“ ‘Look at your third dimensional experience through the consciousness of your fifth dimensional Light Body SELF.  Through this exercise, you will begin to ‘close the gap’ between your third, fourth and fifth dimensional expressions of your SELF.’ ”

I’ve been getting remarkable results with this, which verifies to me that the Time is Now.  If there’s anything you don’t understand about that, let me know what I need to Clarify. 

If you’re Called to Direct Action, fine, but make sure the Call comes from the 5D end of the Funnel and not the 3D end.  The Action I See is a Focus on the Visual and Emotional elements of the Outcomes We Want to Experience, and not on any Mechanism that may or may not take us there.  From the 3D end, the only Mechanisms we can Imagine re those which have already proven not to work; from the 3D Perspective, the Others are Impossible.  On the 5D end, all we need to do is take one Intuitive Step after another, and Trust.

Whenever you catch yourself puzzling about how to make your 3D Mechanisms work, Let them Go, Shift to 5D, and go back to Planning your 5D Garden.  If your Yes-Buts (or even just your Buts) get in the way, then Yes-And a PIAVA about Shifting to 5D, maybe something like “I Wonder what the 5D Perspective would be on this,” or “Ganeshi My Love, Please Remove All Obstacles to my Shifting to the 5D Perspective on this,” followed by Changing the Subject.  Then after a day or so, Pay Attention to see what happened.

Karma-Chariklo-Pluto V

April 18, 2017

There’s excellent guidance on Transformation and Manifestation, and much other intriguing material, at…

 https://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/email/newsletter/1412971090 

The day after the Pluto Station, on 21 April, the Sappho-Sedna (Self-Love “versus” FearYin Gate forms again, till mid-May.  Coincidentally, I’ve just had the opportunity to read Marilyn Raffaele’s 9 April Channeling, which Marilyn Channeled during the Mercury and Hylonome (“Coyote”) Stations – see  https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/full-moon-the-rest/ .

Marilyn’s Wisdom applies equally well to our current Pluto-Station Transformation and the opening Yin Gate.  Here’s a sample…

“Men and women who have lived lifetimes with closed hearts blocking the full expression of the Divine Feminine energies, will find the awakening process to be a confusing and painful time because they have built their identity and self worth upon the myths of the masculine being more important than the feminine.  However, the process of opening the heart can only begin when one realizes that it is closed.

“Some examples of the personality traits of men or women who have limited themselves only to the masculine are; taking charge of every situation whether or not it is their place, dominating and feeling the need to always tell others what to do, considering self’s opinions and beliefs to be the only correct ones, and holding the attitude of ‘my way or the highway’ regardless of the feelings, needs, or beliefs of others.

“Men and women can also be overbalanced with feminine energy which manifests as a person who consistently defers to others in the belief that they are either not worthy of having opinions and choices, or not capable of independent thinking.  Because of these beliefs they consistently give their personal power to others.  Often they are those who overtly and emotionally ‘love’ everything and everybody in false and often irritating way because there are no qualities of the masculine bringing in balance.”

She covers a lot more in this Channeling, and it’s all Relevant, Intriguing, Illuminating, and Important to our Process.  As I write this you can find it on her website at…

 http://www.onenessofall.com/newest.html 

But it’ll be overwritten (and hopefully moved to her “Archive”) at her next Channeling.  You can find a more permanent copy at…

https://roserambles.org/2017/04/10/the-arcturian-group-the-energies-of-the-divine-feminine-masculine-april-10-2017/

or an audio of the Reading at…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSL-xVFV2Ww 

I don’t know if that’s Marilyn’s voice or someone else’s.

Tsavorite, a green form of Grossular Garnet colored by Vanadium,  http://www.jbuss.com/rockindex2.htm#grossular , echoes many of our relevant themes.

Self-Love and Genius

March 17, 2017

As usual, Michael Roads is right in tune with the “Stars,” writing in his “365 steps to a happier more conscious life” email (http://int.michaelroads.org/) as if for the simultaneous Stations (Strengthenings) of Ixion (Forbidden Genius) and Sappho (Self-Love)…

“There is no higher-Self and lower-self; there is only Self

“As I have often written, Self is who you are.  When I refer to self, this is the aspect that relates to separation and identity.  Some people call this the ego-self.  The problem with this is that these people often indulge in attacking their ego, claiming that the ego must die before Self can be realised.  This is nonsense.

“It is Love that brings freedom from the illusion, and Love does not attack any aspect of who you are to achieve this.  Love and accept yourself for who you are, the way you are, right now.  Treat identity-self lovingly, gently, and with great care.  Always, always, always . . . choose Love!”

Ixion was the psychopath of the Greek Pantheon, creating all manner of cultural havoc until Zeus cornered him.  Rather than punish Ixion though, Zeus, liking Libertarian males as the Founder and Archetype of Patriarchy, gave Ixion a second chance.  With that second chance, Ixion set out to seduce Zeus’s wife Hera.  That Zeus didn’t tolerate, so Zeus bound Ixion to the Sun, to forever spin across the Sky in Fire.

Of course the behavior Zeus couldn’t tolerate in others, was exactly the behavior that Zeus perpetrated repeatedly on other women.  Some authors attribute upwards of 150 children to Zeus in the various versions of Greek Iconography.  This is a good example of the “Funhouse Mirror” through which we see our selves.  If it occurred to Zeus that Ixion was simply Mirroring Zeus’s own behavior, then Zeus becomes a bit of a tyrant, reserving those sorts of Adventures only for himself.

More likely, Zeus failed to recognize the Mirroring, as we are wont to do when we Judge others for the behaviors or attitudes that we are unable to Witness in our self because it would conflict with our Limiting Beliefs, or trigger the Held Emotions that we’re unwilling to tolerate.  An illustration of how our Judgments, when exposed to the Light, are doorways into our Stuck places.  Hence the punishment of being strapped to the Sun, to the Light, and hence the burning Pain of Ego Death from Spiritual Fire.

Here is some excellent Perspective on one of the greatest tricks of the Patriarchy and Power-Over in general, a behavior which for some weird reason people are naming “Gaslighting.”  In my day it would simply have been called a Mindfuck, but that may not be polite enough for the DSM… 

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/mar/16/gaslighting-manipulation-reality-coping-mechanisms-trump

A picture is worth a thousand words, and Gaslighting is illustrated here…

http://farts.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/11/30/turbofart_2.jpg

In the process of Zeus’s punishment of Ixion, Ixion grandfathered the Centaurs, Equine-Huper hybrids – Zeus fashioned a Cloud in the image of Hera, and the father of the Centaurs was the result of Ixion’s tryst with the Cloud.  We’ll let your own imagination play with any Atlantean metaphors about the Cloud that our Computers mate with today.  Of course our most famous Centaur is Chiron, master of Pain and Miracle, and metaphor for Separation.

An interesting and very useful Perspective on Chiron, from…

https://shiftingthroughlove.wordpress.com/2017/03/16/chapter-12-the-build-up/

“…a dream message from a guide who called himself The Hierophant.  His message was to ‘follow the 8 winds’ and he also said, ‘Within a moment you will be changed.’  My research indicated that the Hierophant was a typical part of the tarot deck often also known as the High Priest.  Further, he can also be known as Chiron, the wounded healer.  Further research showed the 8 winds as a reminder to avoid attachment to those things which are very desirous while also not avoiding things that are very painful.”

The Hierophant stands for the Fifth Harmonic – Learning and Teaching, while the Eighth Harmonic is about “alignment and balance” and “piercing the webbed veils of illusion, delusion, and deception” (Angie Arrien, Tarot Handbook, p.55).  The part about “the 8 winds as a reminder to avoid attachment to those things which are very desirous while also not avoiding things that are very painful,” in addition to being the core of Liberation from Archetypes, is for me an intriguing addition to the concept of Rebalancing.  

And “Within a moment you will be changed” is the hallmark of Chiron, as the Leap from Despair to Miracles that results from the successful Shift to a New Perspective that, for instance, Poor-Sweethearting can accomplish.  

It also sheds further Light on the Mjolnir or Thor’s Hammer (a third planet at the Far Midpoint of a Square) as Lightning or Epiphany, since the Mjolnir is a pair of Trioctiles, or the combination of the Third (Love with Wisdom) and Eighth Harmonics.  A Waning Trioctile is after all a Quinoctile, combining the Fifth and Eighth rhythms.

Saint Valentine

February 14, 2017

It doesn’t appear to be an accident that Ixion (our Forbidden Genius) Initiated Saturn (The Most Important Thing) on St. Valentine’s Day under the influence of a Sappho (Self-Love) Yin Gate (Mystery School).  A major part of our Forbidden Genius is more Global than Personal.  As we watch the Patriarchy disintegrate into the Ridiculous, we’re asked to Recover those parts of our Herstory that have been Repressed.   Here’s the core of it in black and white…

http://sitsshow.blogspot.com/2017/02/historical-sacred-sexual-female-symbolism-from-around-the-world-etymology-mythos-and-sacred-geometry.html

The original website is here, but the colors make it a bit harder to read…

http://hobbithills.blogspot.com/2013/11/female-genitalsgenital-symbolism.html

It appears to be copied from Barbara Walker’s book The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets.

January, Week 3, Start 2B – Capulus and Algol

January 16, 2017

Our regular reader responds…

Well, I didn’t mean to imply that the mind is a parasite, but that it has a parasite.  That’s the Gnostic and Mystery School perspective, and I do feel it has some merit personally.  To judge a parasite isn’t helpful either, but if one is unaware that it’s even there, well, that’s playing a bit with a stacked deck, isn’t it?

The proverbial rabbit hole does go deep, eh?  Thanks for this fantastic turnaround on the question I posed.  Awesome!

As they say, “we always teach what we need to learn” – so I usually come down hard on mind – on Idealism/Morality which is mindstuff and not Heartstuff, and on Dogmas like Scientism (the notion that our version of the Story is right and all else is wrong) and other forms of Fundamentalism like Religions (a Fundamentalist is someone who takes their metaphors literally), which are basically just Bullying and Conformism.  

In Truth it’s all about Balance.  There may be more folks on the Planet who are lost in Bellystuff – Emotion – than are lost in mindstuff, but Balancing overmind is just “my thing.”

Your comment “To judge a parasite isn’t helpful either, but if one is unaware that it’s even there, well, that’s playing a bit with a stacked deck, isn’t it?” is an excellent description of what we’ve been referring to as our Archetypes – Constellations of Energy, mental and Emotional, largely impersonal, that have taken over our Personal link to the Unconscious, and which direct our Lives from outside of our Awareness.

Yes, parasitic autonomous superpersonal Energy Constellations, easily and usefully Personified.  (As long as one takes the next step – Step 1 is Personification, Step 2 is Embracing our Fear of the Personified.)  “Removing our Masks” is only a surficial Mirror for the process of bringing our Archetypes up into Consciousness where we can detach from them.

Right now the Sedna-Aletheia-Lilith *Yin Gate* is offering us the Opportunity to Shed our Fear Archetypes, Lit Up as we speak by the Station of asteroid Aletheia (symbolizing Truth) tomorrow (17 January 5am PST), which by the way, along with Sedna, is Channeling the Star Capulus (Taurus 25-26) for us.  Bernadette Brady (Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars, p.193) says…

“A meaning for this star which may be more accurate than the above [a story about Roman soldiers and acuity of eyesight] could be male sexual energy: focused, direct, penetrating action – a male to complement Algol: focused and passionate, and therefore at times brutal and violent.”

Not to mention the Initiation of Mars by Chiron in a few hours!

Thanks for bringing all this up!  I hadn’t noticed till now that Sedna has been Transiting across Capulus.  That will bring up all of our Fears about being Crushed or Abandoned by the Patriarchy, as Genia Haddon (Body Metaphors, eg) points out that the Yang male Energy of the Patriarchy is exactly this – “focused, direct, penetrating,” Bullying.  An excellent and concise astrological correlate for the Healing Crisis or Final (we hope) Excess of the Patriarchal scourge.

Which is a bit of a Cosmic joke, since Sedna will Dance across Algol next, and soon.  Capulus was the sword of Perseus, but Algol was the Eye of Medusa, whom he beheaded.  Bernadette again, p.188-9…

“Algol was called … by the Arabs … the Head of the Demon, and they considered this female demon to be the wife of the devil…  The Chinese … meaning [was] Piled Up Corpses.  In Talmudic Law she is the first wife of Adam, Lilith, who left him because she refused to be submissive to his needs.  Lilith then fled to paradise and became a demon of the wind [air, mind].”

“Algol, in other words, is the wild, raw, frightening face of the outraged feminine which has been labeled as demonic or simply evil.  This star seems to contain immense female passion and power [aka Brilliance, Gorgeousness, Talent, and Fabulosity].  It is the power of the feminine or the potential power of Mother Nature, not to be called evil for being strong.  It is the companion star to the nebula Capulus, also in [the constellation] Perseus, which is the male version of this outrage.”

Algol as Lilith!  Lilith who in one of her astrological guises Opposes Aletheia and Sedna as the Central Teaching of our current Yin Gate (Mystery School, in the Greek sense of Introduction to Paradox – bearing in mind that I know nothing of Gnosticism) that bisects the Saturn-Ixion-Chaos-Uranus-Eris-Jupiter-Haumea et al Abandoned-Genius-Yintegrity-Rebirth Golden Rectangle!

Incredible, this Story just keeps getting more and more “Biblical” in scale.  And it would suggest that there’s little randomness in the thoughtstorms we encounter!  It also suggests that, while our Fear of the Arbitrary Power of the new Emperor may threaten to Overwhelm, the Arbitrary Power of the Feminine will soon put that to shame, whether by some demonstration of human Feminine Power, or by Mother Nature herself.

And suggests that in order to approach Haddon’s Yang Female Age that she expects will follow the Patriarchy, we need to bring into Consciousness our Archetypal Fear of Bullying by both Male and Female Energies.

From Brenda Hoffman’s https://lifetapestrycreations.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/exposing-your-power/  …

“This concept frightens most of you.  Not because you are not capable, but because you have purposely hidden your true power for eons.  You are a Master in hiding believing you would shift earth humans in this transition without fully coming out of your earth hiding position.  Does not the thought of fully exposing your power make you feel fearful, perhaps even a bit ill?  So it is that your true being will be exposed during this phase.  Even though you may wish to hide, such will not be possible.”

And yes, *Personifying* our Archetypes (as Parasites for instance) is an age-old technique for bringing them into Consciousness, exactly why folks have been designing “Gods and Goddesses” – and all manor of “Demons” and Lilin – since Time Immemorial.

Rebirth Meditation

December 28, 2016

If you’ve asked Nicole to add a stone for you to her Grid (or even if not), her Meditation/Dedication occurs at 1am PST 29 December 2016.  Sounds fabulous to me…

https://cauldronsandcupcakes.com/2016/12/29/a-new-moon-guided-meditation-for-our-highest-potential-december-2016/

An excerpt…

Everything is created first in the zero-point field, that place of potent emptiness that resides as the spaces between the fabric of existence.  The New Moon is potently linked to this space of possibility, where our thoughts and intents begin to shape matter itself into our new reality.

In a few hours (4pm PST 28 December) Saturn (The Most Important Thing) Opposes dwarf planet Chaos, which symbolizes The Zero Point Field, aka Unlimited Potential.  Oh, and by the way, dwarf planet Makemake, which represents Manifestation, is at its Strongest this week.

The New Moon itself occurs at a few minutes before 11pm PST 28 December.  We’ll have a look at the New Moon chart shortly – we’ve already talked about most of that chart, in yesterday’s Like John Said post.  In the interim, here’s more background…

http://danielscranton.com/the-vibration-you-bring-∞the-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

http://danielscranton.com/wavelengths-and-timelines-∞the-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

https://lightlover1964.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/the-final-release-december-2016/

Remember Both/And; Truth is Different for each of us because Truth resides in the Heart, not in the mind’s Duality.  Even if this is not our Truth, it may be useful to us, as all New Perspectives are.  New Perspectives may help us Let Go of Judgment of Others, they may help us Let Go of Unconscious Limiting Beliefs, and they may Grow Corn for us in Unusual Circumstances.

Trust Full Moon III

November 14, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtwUyDPXROQ

Trust Full Moon II

November 14, 2016

Continuing where we left off in https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2016/11/08/trust-full-moon/

The 14 November Full Moon (6am PST), which occurs in the same hour as the Station of Nessus, is intense.  A friend says, “I have heard many people say that this election is a blessing in disguise and I WILL get there,” but it’s not about Blessing, it’s about Learning.  Specifically, Learning to Trust.  Learning to Trust that our Personal Sovereignty is more than adequate to deal with our Fear of Abandonment.  Learning that we can Trust our Boundaries.

Now that Nessus is turning around, the Global Freakout – which is partly a Projection of accumulated Unhealed Abuse Memories – may subside temporarily.  Since OR10 also turns around soon, on 19 November, many Memories are likely to surface this week, providing the Opportunity for Healing.  Even now the Opportunity for Healing is immense, for anyone willing to bring their Projections home.

Asteroid Mnemosyne (Memories) is still hanging out with Uranus and Eris and Ceres, so the Memories which arise may be Memories of the Reality we Enjoyed before we were Traumatized, or Memories of what was taken away from us by the Trauma we suffered.  Don’t discount such Memories – they would be Blessings.

This isn’t like PS141, where we read the book and parrot back the propaganda.  This is Learning by Experience, Emotional Experience, and it’s Important.  Eventually we need to be Fully Present with All of our Emotions, and Fully Neutral with All of them.  Sound Contradictory?  This is what a Mystery School is about, Learning to Allow Paradox, Learning that Black and White doesn’t go far past the daily newspaper, that the Universe is far more complex.

A regular reader asks about the Yang Feminine, and how to tell her from Yangtegrity.  In Genia Haddon’s model it’s the difference between Giving Birth and Fucking.  Not Making Love, but Fucking as in “Fuck You!”  Giving Birth is a Celebration and Initiation and Embrace of Love and Union, as Making Love can be.  Fucking is a Celebration and Embrace of Power and Separation.  In simple terms, it’s Abusive.

“Ideally, we can retain these qualities of self-identity and individualization while discovering a broader sense of identity with all the rest of creation.  For example, Australian Aboriginal Peoples recognize individuality – they value each person’s artistic ability, hunting prowess, or musical talent – but this is accompanied by an understanding that the individual is also part of a larger community with a highly complex kinship system.

“In addition to a healthy balance between self-centeredness and community-centeredness, tribal members often have a broad definition of community that includes other animals, as well as trees, rivers, winds, and rocks.  Like other indigenous peoples, the Aboriginal Peoples view this larger community as a type of extended family.  Their perspective is based on the understanding that we are dependent on other forms of life for our survival, learning, and enjoyment.”

“As our ancestors moved to cities and towns, their social interaction placed less emphasis on cooperation and inclusiveness and more on personal needs and the needs of the immediate family unit.  Racial identity, religious identity, financial status, material wealth, and political influence were the preoccupations of early civilizations in Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome.  

“The natural world began to be viewed as a source of wealth, power, and status rather than the Mother and sustainer of humankind.   Beginning in ancient times, the great forests of Europe and the Middle East were systematically destroyed in order to build temples, forts, houses, and ships.  Enormous quantities of wood were used to fuel smelters for manufacturing items of bronze, copper, and other metals.  Competitiveness, greed, envy, and comparison emerged as characteristics that continue to be reflected in societies throughout the world today.” 

–Nathaniel Altman, The Deva Handbook, pp.80-81.

Our reader’s question was in the context of Marketing.  If the Root Impulse is Service and Collaboration, and compensation flows in accordance with Self-Love, then that sounds like Yang Feminine Energy.  If the Root Impulse is Competition and Compensation, and the Work flows in Service to that, then that sounds more like Yang Masculine Energy.

We live in a Yangtegrity World, so till we make the Leap, we may be forced to Compete, or become a Breatharian.  While evaluating our Motivations and Actions and PIAVAing to move toward Yintegrity, it’s Important not to Judge or criticize ourself.  We do the best we can, and we deserve our Respect for that.  We also can do better, and we aim to, and we deserve Respect for that as well.

Psyche

November 4, 2016

Well, the plot thickens again.  After reading an article about how asteroid Psyche, the 16th asteroid discovered, was mostly metal but with water on it, I looked up the asteroid Psyche, to see what she was up to in our Lives.  Lo, she’s sitting right on Orcus and the North Node, and Opposing Neptune.

Psyche’s a very complex figure in Greek Mythology.  She supposedly represents the Heroine’s Journey, but remember, this is Greek Mythology, the story of how the Patriarchy replaces the Matriarchy, subjugating the Feminine.  In most versions of the Story it’s Cupid, or Eros, that Awakens her, as if she couldn’t Awaken on her own without some lad to do it for her.

Asteroid Cupido is just past Pallas (Boundaries), and asteroid Eros is moving towards Saturn, arriving around the 21st or so, a period we’ve already described as very busy.  Psyche’s Two-Spirit counterpart Sappho (Self-Love) crosses Haumea (Rebirth) next week.

In Latin, Psyche’s name is Anima, and in Jung’s view it’s Anima that needs to Awaken in a man’s psyche, not a woman’s.

Cupid was the son of Venus.  He met Psyche when his mom sent him to punish the young lass for being too cute.  No Golden Apples involved, as Psyche, allegedly not having yet been Awakened by Cupid, was too much of a space case, aka Innocent, or Obedient.  Well-behaved, by Patriarchy standards.  Venus of course symbolizes our Values, so here’s a reiteration of our earlier themes of the Life Force overcoming our Shoulds.

In the last few days, Orcus Initiated Psyche at 9 Virgo, a Degree that’s about Self-Expression.  Orcus symbolizes our Vows and their denunciation.  More Life Force overthrowing Moral – intellectual – Conclusions and their Emotional anchors.  The North Node-Psyche Initiation is at 20 Virgo, which is about Cognitive Dissonance.  The NN-Psyche Cycle is about Following our Joy; Cognitive Dissonance is about being Comfortable with Paradox.

“Nature will find its own way through our time of Change in a natural flow.  No intellects to mess it up!  We have a choice.  We can flow with Nature, and with the nature of Change, or we can resist.  It will all play out according to our own personal state of consciousness.

“Without mental or emotional attachments, we can move easily into the new – or by staying attached to our mental and emotional programs, we can stick with more-of-the-same, going nowhere.  The choice will be less intellectual than emotional.  Emotions make the final choices, while the intellect attempts to understand.  

“If we are emotionally free, we will find that our thoughts and actions easily define the newness we are expressing.  If we are emotionally fearful, we will find that we are unable to release the program of our past.  Choice made!”

-Michael Roads, Stepping… Between… Realities, pp.163-4