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Trusting our Instincts

March 30, 2017

Dwarf Planet Quaoar, which is all about Trusting our Survival Instincts, snuck into Capricorn on 26 January.  Moving from Sagittarius to Capricorn creates a Big Shift, as we move from Letting Go to Just Fixing It.  Sagittarius isn’t cavalier about Letting Go; it’s about Surrendering our baggage to the Violet Flame.  By the time we get to Capricorn, whatever is left that hasn’t been lifted to the Heavens as Smoke, is something we need to Pay Attention To.

Which of course brings us to the state of the Planet and the likelihood of Survival of Species, including our own, at least in the sense of Life As We Know It.  Pundits say that the Clowns will have as much difficulty unwinding Environmental Protection (aka “Regulation”) as they did unwinding Health Insurance.  Of course the Clowns make their own rules, without regard for what we consider to be Reality.  Which is sort of the Real point.  Maybe we need to make our own rules as well.  

On 31 March at 2am PDT, Quaoar Stands Still at 1 Capricorn.  Twenty-Four hours later asteroid Eurydike, symbolizing Trust, Stands Still at 8 Leo.  In the background, Saturn Stands Still on 5 April, 10pm PDT, at 28 Sagittarius, on the Galactic Center.

Next Up: Responsibility

March 26, 2017

As we said earlier, both of the last two weeks of March are Heavy.  We’ve already introduced the 3/27 New Moon, at…

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/big-weeks-iii

Our next big Adventure is about Responsibility, as dwarf planet and Centaur Pholus Stands Still at 1am PDT 28 March, five hours after the New Moon.  A planet is at its Strongest when it Stands Still, and the New Moon will stretch Pholus-Stationary Energy over several weeks afterward.

I doubt that we can explain the difference between Blame and Responsibility too often.  In a Nutshell, Blame looks backward to Assign Cause, while Responsibility looks forward to Change Outcomes.  Yes, there may be some backward-looking to seek potential levers to facilitate Future Change, but it will be incidental.  

Blame is a Universe unto itself, a Closed System.  Like Cause and Effect, when you’re inside the Bubble, you can’t see out of it.  People who can’t see beyond the opaque Wall of Blame often misinterpret the need for Responsibility as “New Age Guilt,” especially as it applies to dis-ease.  Taking Responsibility for our own Health has nothing to do with who or what causes dis-ease.  It has to do with what we do about it in the Future.

In the Greek Iconography, Pholus met his demise as a result of failing to Attend to what was in retrospect The Most Important Thing, and for taking only partial Responsibility for it.  So when we look into the Unconscious for parallels to Pholus what do we find?  While it may be Conscious Disregard, it’s more often Lack of Awareness itself.

If my Bones ache from eating Gluten two days earlier, it may not be easy to make the Connection.  If my sinuses flush from eating Sugar, will I believe I’m coming down with a cold and, through my thoughts and Emotional response, actually Create a cold?  It’s not like there are ever any shortages of cold germs – it’s my Vulnerability that can make the difference, including my Emotional Vulnerability.

With an Infinity of factors to Take Responsibility for, how do we Discover or Decide which ones to Pay Attention to, and which ones are The Most Important – especially since becoming Conscious of an Infinity of factors sounds impossible?  We hone our Intuition; it’s the only tool we have that can cover the waterfront.  

Long ago when I studied Time Management, the bottom line was that it was necessary to always have a handle on, and Attend to, The Most Important Thing.  What they didn’t Teach, but what was obvious to me, was that in order to know what The Most Important Thing is, we need to keep our Intuition sharp.  And in order to sense any relevant Intuition, we’d need to be Relaxed.  So it turns out that The Most Important Thing is to be Relaxed.

For which PIAVA is well suited – if we Trust it.  “The Gods” don’t appreciate it if we PIAVA the same thing over and over again without first Changing the Subject, Paying Attention, and adjusting our PIAVA accordingly.  So Trusting that our PIAVAs are in the right queue is important.  Luckily, asteroid Eurydike, which symbolizes Trust, Stands Still at 2am PDT on 1 April (no foolin’), so we get good practice here.

So with Pholus Standing Still our best bet may be to PIAVA something on the order of…

“Great Spirit, please Grant me Clarity around The Most Important Thing I need to Take Responsibility for, and Help me know how to do it best.”

“I Wonder how I might Always Pay Attention to my Intuition and Take Full Responsibility for Acting accordingly.”

On 31 March (2am PDT), dwarf planet Quaoar Stands Still.  Pholus and Quaoar have been traveling together for a long time, and their Stations have been near-simultaneous, and near to the Galactic Center.  Quaoar is about our Survival Guidance.  When the World is Stable, Survival Guidance comes from the Ancestors.  When the World is Changing Rapidly, as it is now, we also need our Intuition.

We’re also aided here by Saturn, which in turn Stands Still on 5 April (10pm PDT).  That’s more than a week away, with two other Stations in between, so normally we’d keep our focus on the near term.  But Saturn is actually Stationary as we speak, within two arcminutes of its ultimate Station.  I have no doubt that this is why we’ve been called to talk a lot about The Most Important Thing, which is Saturn’s Mantra.

We don’t like to Abandon our Secondary Priorities, because they’re our Fallbacks should our First Priority encounter difficulty.  But when Saturn is Lit Up, the message is that our Backup Priorities will Take Care of Themselves for a while, so we don’t need to worry about putting them on the back shelf – they’ll be waiting for us when we get around to picking them up again.

So this week the program tells us that The Most Important Thing is to Trust that all Prayers are answered while we PIAVA to have our Intuition working flawlessly to keep us Informed about what we need to Take Full Responsibility For in order to ensure our Survival, and how to accomplish exactly that.

Now, bear in mind (it’s part of PIAVA actually) that when we are ready to Receive, the Universe gives us exactly what we Need.  When we aren’t ready to Receive, the Universe gives us Information about Why We Aren’t Ready.  So yes, we Trust our PIAVAs, but when they don’t seem to “deliver,” we Take Full Responsibility for Paying Attention to see what they did deliver, because whatever that was, it contains the Information we need to adjust our PIAVA so we Ask for what we are ready to Receive.

Theta Healing is particularly good at this, because it can provide instant feedback, so we don’t need to wait a day or so after Changing the Subject, before we Pay Attention.  A Theta Healing might be…

“God/Goddess, Creator of All That Is, I Command that I Receive Clarity around The Most Important Thing I need to Take Responsibility For, and how to do exactly that.  It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done.  Thank You!  [Breathe]  Show me!”

When you Command “Show Me!” you should See the Clarity being “Delivered” – or, you may Feel it or Know it or Hear it, or Automatic-Write it – whatever Channel your Intuition works best in.  Or, you’ll See or Feel what else you need to add to your PIAVA.  For instance, you might Feel a sense of Inadequacy, and need to modify your PIAVA to something like…

“God/Goddess, Creator of All That Is, I Command that I am Worthy of Receiving Clarity around The Most Important Thing I need to Take Responsibility For and how to do exactly that, and that I Receive it.  It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done.  Thank You!  [Breathe]  Show me!”

1 December and the Angels

December 1, 2016

Today’s chart looks a lot like the New Moon chart from a couple of days ago.  The

  • (1) Big Learning-to-Embrace-Fear Opportunity (Grand Quintile), the
  • (2) Abandoned-Genius-Recovery Mystery School (Yin Gate), and the
  • (3) Great Grace around Trust (Grand Sextile)

Configurations all remain, with their flood of Ten Thousand Vignettes and no shortage of Ego Deaths.  It’s a busy month.  

In the first week or so…

  • (4) Expect the Ten Thousand Vignettes to continue to Expand greatly, in service of the continuing Removal of our Masks.
  • (5) Our Opportunity/Challenge to Let Go of obsolete Oaths, Promises, stuck Patterns, and Limiting Beliefs is much enhanced by the Station of dwarf planet Orcus.
  • (6) Our Trust issues become more obvious; if we Remember that we’re immortal Souls taking a vacation in a physical Body, it might make Trust easier – the Soul is invulnerable, though if We-as-a-Body Forget our Soul-Self too much we can miss the Cmail* requesting that we check in for our return flight, extending our vacation more than we’ll Enjoy.         (*Channeled message) 
  • (7) We’re working on our article on Lunar Emotional Energy as the glue that holds Matter together.  The theme runs a lot like this:  It’s Passion that drives Manifestation, but it’s the combination of Conscious Passion and Unconscious Passion that does the work.  As we Unify these two, Manifestation becomes more Effortless.  In early December there’s a big push toward making our Mask Removal Permanent, an essential step toward Integrating our Passions and eliminating Self-Sabotage.
  • (8) Think about how the last week or two have been very different in your Life.  Seeing more Mysterious movements out of the corner of your eye?  Obvious signs of Ego Rebirth (such as feeling lost on a route you’ve traveled often)?  Long deep Sleeps?  Unusually sharp Intuitions?  Unexplainable surges of Excitement?  Angels are becoming more Present; keep your eye out for evidence of them.  The more you Acknowledge their Presence, the more they can work their Magic.
  • (9) If you’re thinking hard about Survival under difficult circumstances, you aren’t alone.  These are Instincts.  However, see (6), (7), and (8).
  • (10) Some of those Ten Thousand Vignettes and Survival scenarios may seem intolerable, like You’d rather Die than go through that again.  It’s an Invitation to Ego Death; do RSVP; if you Embrace the Sensation (“You poor Sweetheart, you’d rather Die than do that again, wouldn’t you”) you’re less likely to have to endure it again. 
  • (11) Remember that the basic assignment is the Deepening of Self-Love.

Oh, and Italy votes to leave the EU on 4 December, or rather, Italy votes on whether or not to leave the EU on 4 December – the next shoe dropping in the Collapse of Cultures as we know them.  

In astrologuese…

(1) The Sedna (Embracing Fear) Grand Quintile with Vesta (Limiting Unconscious Beliefs), Jupiter (Expansion), Moon-Mercury-Quaoar (Survival Issues; see also (9)) and Neptune-South Node (Embracing Emerging Held Emotions, Loss of the Veil, Collapse of Cultures; Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity).

(2) The Ixion Mystery School – the Golden Rectangle formed by Ixion-Pholus (Being Fully Responsible to our Abandoned Genius), Chaos (Unlimited Potential), Haumea (Rebirth), and Uranus-Eris-Ceres-Mnemosyne (Identifying with our Soul Self).  Embedded in the Golden Rectangle is a Yin Gate between Sedna (Embracing Fear) and Lilith (Self-Sovereignty).

(3) The Eurydike Grand Sextile, formed by the Golden Rectangle (2) and an Opposition between Pallas (Boundaries) and Eurydike (Trust); Pallas-Eurydike forms a Grand Cross with Sedna-Lilith.

(4) Mnemosyne (Memories) Stationary Direct 6 December (Strong; we don’t usually give asteroids more than 3-4 days of Sensitivity, but it’s been within one Degree of its Station since 18 November, and could be one of the major Triggers for our Ten Thousand Vignettes) at 7pm PST at 20 Aries (“A young girl feeding birds in winter; overcoming crises through compassion“) and of course still very much Conjunct Uranus-Eris-Ceres (Making our True Self or Yintegrity Permanent).

(5) Orcus (Making and Breaking of Oaths) Stationary Retrograde 7 December (very Strong for at least a week prior; it’s been within one Degree of its Station since about 22 September) at noon PST on the South Node (Karma, Held Emotions, Archetypes we’ve Merged with, Hidden Skills).

 (6) Eurydike (Trust) Stationary Retrograde 9 December (Strong for at least 3-4 days prior; within one Degree since 20 November) at 9am PST in 24 Leo (“Totally concentrated upon inner spiritual attainment, a person is sitting in a state of complete neglect of bodily appearance and cleanliness“); does 24 Degrees sound familiar?  How about…

  • Eurydike Opposite Pallas (Boundaries) and Square the Lilith-Sedna Opposition (Fear of Misogyny), making a Grand Cross (Busy Busy Busy); of course the Lilith-Sedna Opposition is the core of the Mystery School (see (2) above).
  • Eurydike Trine to Ixion-Pholus (Being Fully Responsible to Recover our Abandoned Genius, Brilliance, Gorgeousness, Talent, and Fabulosity) and Uranus-Eris-Ceres-Mnemosyne (see (4) above), making a Grand Trine (Dumb-Luck Grace).
  • Eurydike Sextile to Haumea (Rebirth) and Chaos (Unlimited Potential), completing the Grand Sextile (Great Grace – after We take the first step).  The first step is Self-Love; in (4) above You are the Bird and the Young Girl both – “You poor Sweetheart…” – see (10) below.

(7) Ceres (Sustainability) Stationary Direct 9 December (Strong for at least 3-4 days prior; within one Degree since 22 November) at 4pm PST in 22 Aries (“The gate to the garden of all fulfilled desires“); see (4) above.

(8) on 5 December at about 3am, Hylonome (Detaching from Archetypes) Waxing Squares (Challenge) Makemake (Manifestation).  The Hylonome-Makemake Cycle in general is about Letting Go of Self-Sabotage.  The Energy of a Cycle is strong around its Initiation, then goes underground till the Waxing Square, then reaches the mainstream.  The current Cycle was Initiated in June 1989 (think Harmonic Convergence) at 3 Virgo, “Two Guardian Angels“!

(9) Quaoar (Survival) Initiates Mercury (Mentality, Communication) 2 December at 2pm PST in 30 Sagittarius (“The Pope blessing the faithful”).

(10) Nemesis (Ego Death) Initiates the Sun (our Essence) 2 December at noon PST in 12 Sagittarius (“A flag turns into an Eagle, turning into a Chanticleer [Rooster] saluting the Dawn”); again, this is the Degree of the Pluto-Chiron Initiation at the turn of the Century, suggesting our Journey from Separation to Unity, Nationalism to a broader, sharper Perspective and from there to the Return of the Light.  The Sun-Nemesis Cycle is about the Evolution of the Self.

(11) Asteroid Sappho (Self-Love) entered Scorpio (Relentlessness) a few days before the New Moon.  We’re warming up to an Initiation of Sappho by Klotho (Designing a new Ego-Lifetime) near the end of January.

Portal 13.10 Part V

October 13, 2016

Then there’s the Brilliant.  A “Brilliant” is a Configuration of planets that looks like a cut Diamond as seen from the side.  There’s a picture of one at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/grace-and-discouragement-pictures/ .  Today’s Brilliant is a little simpler than the one in the picture; it lacks the central red line.  Basically Beneficent, the Brilliant puts an enormous emphasis on the planet sitting at its tip (or, were it a cut stone, its bottom).

In the picture, the green arrowhead is called a “Yod” or “Finger of God,” and basically says “Pay Attention!!” to the planet at the point of the arrowhead.  The big blue triangle (a Grand Trine, symbolizing Grace) has three equal sides, so doesn’t normally point anywhere.  The green arrowhead gives the Grand Trine an obvious directionality as well.

In the current Brilliant, the planet shouting, waving its moons, and break-dancing in its orbit is dwarf planet Quaoar.  Quaoar originally hails from the LA area of California.  When the Spanish arrived, they thought the Natives were “hunters & gatherers” because they didn’t see tidy rows of borraga and berengena anywhere.  If they had had a longer-term Perspective, and Respect for All Beings, they would have seen that these Natives had a finely tuned and very sophisticated Relationship with their Landscape – you could call it Permaculture, and the only error you’d be making is that the word hadn’t been invented yet.

The California Natives knew when to head to the hills to harvest Acorns, when to burn reeds to create the best basket-weaving fibers the following year, how to replant as they harvested, when to move to the Rivers for fishing, how to avoid the top predator of the “California Serengeti” – Griz, and how to dress and preserve game.  How did they know this?  They Channeled Quaoar, and Quaoar told them what to do, how to do it, where to go to do it, and when to do it.

Quaoar was the Survival God.  With Quaoar so Strongly Lit Up, it would be an excellent time to Pay Attention to what is necessary for our Survival.  And immediately behind Quaoar, dancing in unison, is the Galactic Center.  So it’s not just our Personal Survival that’s at stake here, the role of our Home Planet in the Galactic Order is at risk as well.

What other planets, which can provide details about Quaoar’s message, are involved?  Well, there’s Fear, Belief, Archetypes, and Memories.  Those are our four Opportunities here, and Opportunities they are, whether Painful or not.  As we said, the Brilliant is fundamentally beneficent, but as we’ve seen many times these days in the midst of this deluge of Rapid Change, “beneficent” often means Ego Death.  If there is Pain here, it’s highly likely to be Resistance to Change.  

Dr. Kim gives us a suggestion for dealing with Pain…

http://drkimderamo.com/how-your-emotions-affect-your-body/

that’s not a lot different than I would offer.

The base of the Yod is the Sextile between dwarf planet Sedna (Actions taken out of Fear) and asteroid Vesta (Limiting Unconscious Beliefs).  The other two corners of the Grand Trine (Grace) are the asteroids Mnemosyne (Memory) and Karma (Inertial Patterns).

Responsibility II

September 9, 2016

Quaoar turns Direct on the Galactic Center (noon PDT 9/9 and 1am PDT 9/10, when the Moon crosses same).  

Back when Animists had to be Defensive about Personalizing anybody except the Officially Certified GodSkull, we had to keep it to ourself when we recognized that every Entity has Consciousness.  My Experience of 

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2016/09/08/reporters-dolphins-seaberries-and-pholus/

made me realize that Personalizing planets is absolutely useful, because it allows them to Speak and us to Listen.  

If your upbringing wants you to Resist that notion or struggle with whether it’s “true,” just switch into Both/And – always a good Practice anyway.  Whether is always Either/Or, which is about Politics, not Truth.  Truth resides in the Heart, not in Duality, and everyone’s Heart is Unique, so the notion of “Truth” as it’s usually promulgated is just a way to make your Tribe better than my Tribe, some Animals more Equal than Others.

Robert Morris (The Three “Only” Things: Tapping the Power of Dreams, Coincidence & Imagination and Sidewalk Oracles: Playing with Signs, Symbols, and Synchronicity in Everyday Life) advises us – Masterfully – to be Watchful for anything unusual or unexpected in our 3D and 5D Worlds.  For instance, the “8th Rule of Kairomancy” is “Invoked or Uninvoked, God[desses] are Present” (Sidewalk Oracles p.70).  Like Waldo.  

Can you spot them?  You may want to Fake it till you Make it, because Quaoar is a Lawgiver.  Not because he’s OCD like your HOA board, but because he’s telling us what we need to Know and Do if we Want to Survive.  The list of astrological reasons why this is critically important at this time of the Century is as long as your arm.  It starts with Saturn Square Neptune.  You can read the articles under “Sustainability” in the Categories column at right for details.

It would be unbelievably fortuitous if we were Listening when Quaoar Spoke to us – though as it is with most Entities, it’s not really Speaking; it’s more like he’s dropping a book or an encyclopedia or a library directly into our Channel, that we “read” and grok instantaneously.  Buhner’s the master at describing this process.  How do you Open your Channel?  Meditation?  PIAVA?  Wiggling your Nose?

If you aren’t in the Habit, you might want to Learn how; start by PIAVAing, something like “Ganeshi, please Remove All Obstacles to Opening my Channel” or “I Wonder what it would Feel like to Open my Channel.”  If you know your birth time and have a natal chart, look at the placement of your Vertex and the Angles it makes with other planets.  The Vertex varies with your birth time and location, and your current location and time, spanning the whole Zodiac daily.

Moon crosses Ixion (4pm PDT 9/9).  Ixion’s still in the same arcminute as its 5 September Station, so it’s actually still Stationary, even if it’s already turned Direct.

What were you doing on 5 September, especially around 10am and the hours prior?  That was when Ixion was Standing Still.  When a planet is Stationary it’s Energy is most Distinct.  

Ixion represents our Unique Genius.  A few folks are simply not programmable, so no one was ever able to Suppress their Genius.  Unfortunately, most of them are also Sociopaths.  The News, especially the business news, is as full of them as they are of themselves.  Look at The Donald, for instance.  His Unique Genius is that there is no editor between his brain and his mouth, and like any good grifter, he’s a Master of Both/And.  

Goddess help us if he ends up in a white house, but we who were overprogrammed should see him as a Teacher.  I doubt there’s many Sociopaths reading this – they would have no need to – so I can say to the rest of us that The Donald is a poster child for Yintegrity.  The rest of us, born without Silver spoons and with a Social Conscience, have to work our butts off to emulate him, but it’s worth the Effort.

We don’t need to emulate his Sociopathy, just his Yintegrity. By Integrity the Patriarchy means Yangtegrity, or Doing what we Said we were Going to Do.  By Yintegrity we mean Doing what we dang well Feel Like Doing, Moment to Moment.  To Live Yintegrity in a Yangtegrity World, we usually need to minimize our Commitments, Renegotiate often, and be Willing to Make Amends when we can’t Renegotiate and the Relationship is Important.  It takes a good deal of PIAVA, but it’s what the Universe has been Teaching us since Time As We Knew It ended in 2012.

Uranus represents the Individual Unconscious, which we correlate on another level to the Individual Soul.  When the Soul is steering the Vehicle, it’s in Yintegrity.

For the rest of us, our Programming is a huge Obstacle (that’s a hint) to even being Present with our Unique Genius, let alone Honoring it and Expressing it.  Unless “we” Choose to come in as a Sociopath, we usually set up serious Resistance to the Skills that we most want to develop in any given Lifetime, because pushing back against the Resistance is how we bring what we want to Learn into Consciousness.  

Many of the people you meet on the street don’t know yet that they’re supposed to Resist their Programming; they still think they should Obey it.  I suppose they could have Chosen that sort of Muggledom, though I’m not sure why they’d want to.  I guess even Slavery would be a useful Learning Experience at some point, though I’m also sure most of us have been there done that often enough.  And in these days of Rapid Change, a Choice like that would give them an Opportunity to Resist, and hence Learn, Detachment.

So we don’t need to Anal-eyes the Reasons our parents and teachers, or other Significant Adults and childhood Programmers, Chose to Suppress our Unique Genius.  They just did.  And it’s up to us to shovel our way out from under it.  I don’t think they put bells in coffins any more, but today there are a lot of counselors that can help us surpass our Upper Limits.  Marianne Williamson’s “Greatest Fear” poem is Ixion’s anthem.

The most Important Guideline is probably Small Steps.  Like transcending Safety, Big Steps can easily lead to Regression rather than Growth.  A Small Step, then Rest and Integration, then another Small Step.

The other Important Guideline is flexibility around Age-Appropriate Behavior.  If we allowed our Genius to be Suppressed at age 4, then when we begin to Recover them, they will have the Behavior of a 4-year-old, and in addition to Suppressing our Unique, Abandoned Genius, we Learned quickly that 4-year-old Behavior wasn’t appropriate for a 5-year-old.  Double whammy.

We have to Expect, Respect, and Accommodate this.  So if we take our horn straight to Carnegie Hall without practicing, we will probably Shame ourselves back into Oblivion very quickly – which could be exactly our Present-Moment Ego’s Intention, as what Egos excel at is Sustaining – that’s the essence of their job description.

So we need to approach it with a large sense of Humor.  It may help to ally yourself with others in similar boats, so you can Lovingly and Gently coach one another’s 4-year-olds toward 6-year-oldness and beyond.  If you can Avoid putting yourself back into Shame, Trauma, or other Limitations, you’ll be very surprised at how fast you catch up to Skills appropriate to your chronological age.  Once you recognize and Empathize with your “poor Sweetheart” 4-year-old, all of your other n-year-olds rush in to help.

Long term, watch the Orcus events.  Orcus rules the making and Breaking of Oaths, and our Abandonment was cemented by an Oath.  “I Swear I’ll never play my Horn again.”  The Shame or Trauma was the reason you swore the Oath, but the Limitation wasn’t Locked In till you took the Initiative to Declare an Oath.  You could have just endured the ongoing spankings.  Oaths are PIAVAs.  The 1st Rule of Kairomancy is “Whatever You Think or Feel, the Universe Says Yes.”  

Moss’s detail about Kairomancy in Sidewalk Oracles, by the way, is an exquisite map of the Seventh Harmonic.

When Orcus is lit up, our Oaths are up for Review.  Like the rest of our Karma, every time a bummer gets lit up again, we have the Choice to Grasp it or Let It Go.  Our Karma or Inertial Patterns do not Hold us, we Hold them.  We Choose to Grasp them because that’s what we know how to do, that’s what’s familiar.  Most of the time, when a bummer arises, we Regress to the age when it first hit us in this Lifetime, so actually, we aren’t Home to recognize that we can Choose.  

When we notice that the wallpaper is different than it was then, and Realize that we can just Let Go, it’s shocking how quickly the World Changes.  That’s why we say that Karma is Dead.  Alan Watts, in the 1950s, pointed out that Karma was not Retribution but Inertia – it was only the European Projection that focused on Retribution.  But he was reading the old texts, not looking at the current Practice.  

By “Coincidence,” asteroid Karma (Archetypes, Inertial Patterns)  is Unxing the North Node (our Mission in the Lifetime) as I write this.  Unx means one twelfth – they’re one Sign apart.  The Twelfth Harmonic is about Pattern-Breaking.  The Hanged Man is hanging by his heals, not his fingernails, and so seeing the World from a new Perspective.

All Religions are Political – they’re Either/Or, the very definition of Politics.  Spirituality is Both/And.  The notion of Retribution was and is an excellent way to make the Indian lower classes Believe that their inferiority is endemic, providing slaves for the Hindu Elite.  You can hear The Donald trying to do the same to the Hispanic population of the US.  Speaking of The Donald, we can Expect him to come up short on 10 September, when Chariklo – Charisma – stands up to get knocked down.

Reporters, Dolphins, Seaberries, and Pholus

September 8, 2016

The hard-nosed reporter… 

“spent the rest of the time leaning against the glass wall of the dolphin tank, chain-smoking cigarettes.”  

“Now for whatever reason the young dolphin was fascinated by the reporter and instead of swimming off with his family, he just kept floating there looking at him in the curious way young children, irrespective of species, have about something new.”

“After a while the reporter began to get twitchy, then mad.  So, he took a deep drag on his cigarette, turned, and blew smoke at the glass, directly in the dolphin’s face.  The dolphin back-pedaled in surprise, looked at the man for a moment, then swam rapidly off.”

“In a minute or two the young dolphin returned, swam up close to the glass, and just hung there … staring.  The reporter tried to ignore it, but after a while, in irritation, he turned and glared through the glass at the young dolphin.  As soon as he did, the young dolphin blew a cloud of smoke directly in his face.  

“And the whole room stopped.”

“Of course dolphins don’t smoke ,,, The dolphin, who was still nursing, had gone to his mother, taken some milk, and come back and puffed it in the man’s face.  Not bad for a six week old infant – of a species considered inferior in intelligence to humans.”

“One of the people who was there that day said he had never seen cynicism and skepticism evaporate in a human being so quickly.  In that tiny moment of time, the journalist’s separation from the other life-forms with which he shares this planet ended.”

Stephen Harrod Buhner, Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Beyond the Doors of Perception into the Dreaming of Earth, pp.355-6.

I have a pair of Seaberry trees that aren’t fruiting, and they’re calving and creating a thicket.  Lady Seaberry gave me a few Berries a couple of years ago, and their flavors were so incredible that I stopped cutting down her children.  Lord Seaberry, though, has started to invade the raised beds, and has taken a liking to the good soil there.  The other day, while working nearby, I had the thought that I should cut those down before they take over – he’s not “doing his job” of pollinating fruit anyway.

A Seaberry is a Sea Buckthorn, and while the thorns aren’t as stiff as a needle, they’re as long and as sharp.  They can scratch, but they’re not usually bothersome.  A few minutes after I failed to Cancel-Neutralize-Upgrade my thought about Lord Seaberry’s knights, the Old Man poked me very directly, drawing blood.  Wrong finger, but it was otherwise just as if I was giving a blood sample, and it ached the same way.

Buhner’s book is about connecting directly to plants, out beyond botany and words, and I’ve been picking it up lately and reading a few pages, and thinking, I have to go sit down and try to actually Listen to Lord Seaberry.  My Attention is always elsewhere when I’m in the Garden.  Along with Prince Mullein, Princess Evening Primrose, and the Lily Girls, Lord and Lady Seaberry are a commanding Presence in the Garden.  And no other fruit – and few vegetables – provides the quality of nutrition that Seaberry does.

So I’m thumbing through Buhner, and read the story about the reporter and the dolphin lad, and thinking about wanting to try to be Present for Lord Seaberry.  For the first time I realize that I could Ask Ganeshi to Remove All Obstacles to my Communicating directly with the Plant People.  So I do.

Then I think about how I’ve been feeling disgruntled much of the day, almost as if I had done something wrong that would be considerable trouble to fix.  Maybe just Resistance about that phone call I’m supposed to return, which I expect to be difficult.  Maybe the childhood regrets that keep arising.  Or maybe something else.  The Feeling that there must be something I’m not doing right.

Then I remember that it’s now 8 September, and what’s happening on 8 September, and check the ephemeris.  Pholus Stationary – right now – but in Universal Time.  And I’ve been feeling this sense of bother for just about the number of hours that separate UT from where I am.

Shitodear, I didn’t just get a direct message from Lord Seaberry, I just got a direct download from Centaur Pholus!!

Centaur Pholus is about Taking Full Responsibility – returning the call, old regrets, etc.  

And on 9 September dwarf planet Quaoar is Stationary.  Lord Quaoar tells us what we need to know in order to Survive.  And his Station (on the Galactic Center – http://www.philipsedgwick.com/Galactic/GalacticCtr.htm ) is almost Exactly Squared by asteroid Sappho – Self-Love.  Which for the last several hours is precisely what I’ve been failing to Take Full Responsibility for

The Square is Waning.  The current Sappho-Quaoar Cycle Initiated in January 2014 at 27 Sagittarius – also on the Galactic Center, “A sculptor at his work.”  Sedgwick talks on that page about receiving channelings from the Galactic Center in almost the same way that Buhner speaks of receiving wisdom from a Plant.

Our very busy timetable runs like this…

  • 7 September 7pm PDT – Pholus turns Direct
  • 8 September 4pm PDT – Moon triggers Saturn-Neptune
  • 9 September –
    • 5am PDT – Jupiter enters Libra
    • noon PDT – Quaoar turns Direct
    • 4pm PDT – Moon crosses Ixion
    • 7pm PDT – Moon crosses Pholus
  • 10 September –
    • 1am PDT –
      • Moon crosses Galactic Center
      • Moon crosses Quaoar
    • 5am PDT – Mercury Opposes Chiron
    • 7am PDT – Saturn Squares Neptune
    • 8am PDT – Hylonome turns Direct
    • 9am PDT – Moon crosses Hylonome
    • 1pm PDT – Moon crosses Chariklo
    • 3pm PDT – Chariklo turns Direct

I Wonder how many of these I can Take Full Responsibility to be Conscious for.

Lifespan of an Ego

April 26, 2016

The big event here is a Retrograde Station of asteroid Lachesis (Lak’-e-sis) on 28 April.  The Mythological Lachesis was one of the three Fates, the one who measured the span of a Life.  I’m guessing you’ve recently been busy revising your estimates of how long you may Live.

In this Shadow Period (the span of a Retrogradation) between 22 Sagittarius and 4 Capricorn that lasts until early August, Lachesis backs over Quaoar (Law-Giver), Pholus (Responsibility), the Galactic Center (Headquarters) and Ixion (Abandoned Genius).  It’s already crossed them once, and it will cross them thrice before we’re done.  The first crossing is called a “Can-Opener” because it often opens a Can of Worms you hadn’t been thinking about.

  • The Lachesis-Ixion Can-Opener occurred on 27 February.  We were probably looking at Limitations in our Lives and Wondering how to Overcome them.
  • The Lachesis-Pholus Can-Opener happened on 11 March, and was probably about Realizations that we can no longer ignore certain Self-Sabotaging elements in our approach to Life.
  • The Lachesis-Quaoar Can-Opener was 18 March.  That was probably about revising our estimations of how long we can Survive on this Planet – collectively and individually – without extreme Changes to our Lifestyle and to our basic attitude toward the Soul of the Planet,

Check your journals.  The involvement of the Galactic Center makes these reconsiderations a great deal more consequential than they otherwise would be.  This section of the Zodiac – the end of Sagittarius – has been lit up strongly for several years, and not by accident.  This is the Scorpio zone (“Duad” in astrologuese) of Sagittarius, and the message is very clearly

What is it that I need to Let Go of, but which I’m clinging to so tightly?

It’s past time, Change is afoot, and your old approach won’t work any more, no matter how well it’s served you over the years.  Ask yourself that question, and reconsider the answer you’ve already rejected.  Or, if that’s not clear as a bell, omit the question mark and make it a Wondering, surrendering the question to your Intuition.  That’s a better approach anyway.

The Bottom Line is that it IS possible for us to reboot our Civilizations.  But we have to Listen to what’s really going on instead of gripping our Denial, we need to be Proactive about the Changes we need to make, and we need to Respect one another’s Unique Contributions, Trusting that their Intuition is correct for them, no matter how dumb it looks to us.  We look just as dumb to them, and ALL Contributions are necessary.

We could easily encounter major Ego Deaths here.  Remember to translate “It feels like I’m DYING!” to  “It feels like I’M dying.”  We cannot differentiate between “us” and our Ego – Ego Are Us.  So of course an Ego Death feels like a Physical Death.  But you’ll have thousands of Ego Deaths for every Physical Death, and the faster you can recognize that happening, the sooner you can begin constructively building a new Ego.  They aren’t optional.

When we talk about Ego we aren’t talking about being Selfish or Self-Absorbed.  We’re talking about our basic Survival Instinct.  We need enough Selfishness and Self-Absorption to keep ourself Safe, and to make sure that we always see ourselves as Worthy of Safety and Survival.  Those are critical distinctions; whenever you sense any Unworthiness in yourself around Safety and Survival, it’s a red flag to get Selfish and Self-Absorbed.  It’s not optional.

Lachesis has been within one Degree of its Station – in other words, basically Standing Still and therefore Strong – since 10 April.  If you aren’t a different person now than you were on 9 April, you will be soon.  Take it as an Opportunity.

Mercury is also turning Retrograde on 28 April.  It backs over asteroid Vesta (Unconscious Beliefs), giving us the opportunity to become Aware of our Limiting Beliefs.  Awareness is a prerequisite to Change.  Mercury’s Shadow Period is 15-24 Taurus and 28 April-22 May.  This section of Taurus (Scorpio through Aquarius Duads) is about re-examining what we’ve been Creating, and adapting it to the Good of All.  We can no longer afford Competition, lest we All go down fighting with one another.  Everything we do must now be Collaborative, and directed toward Sustainability.

Fateful Full Moon

April 20, 2016

There are three big themes to the 21 April Full Moon (10:30pm PDT) – Transitions, Fate, and Truth.

  • Transitions because the Full Moon occurs on a Cusp between two Signs – a place of Change, Transformation, often Contradistinction.
  • Fate because the asteroid Moira – Fate – Motivates (T-Squares) it.  Fate and Free Will are of course a Duality, an Either/Or, an Intellectualization.  Real Life is Both/And.  How can anything be Both/And when they’re Opposites? Well, if that’s upsetting to you, the answer is in your hand – you’ve shifted into Emotion – Cusps again, the Cusps between modalities of Perception.  You could also have shifted into Body or Spirit.  Either/Or is a characteristic of mind, and though we’re trained to Believe that mind is bigger than the Universe, in Real Life the Universe is much bigger than mind.
  • Truth because both of the Truth asteroids – Aletheia (Greek) and Veritas (Roman) adjoin the Sun.  Which brings us back to the larger theme of Removing our Masks.

Let’s focus on the Cusps…

  • The Moon itself is on the Cusp of Scorpio.  Here we Change from intellectually and Creatively contemplating the new-found concept of Other (Not-I, including Other People), to intense Emotional Curiosity about Other.  Does Other really exist, or is that just a Mirror?  Does the Other Side really exist, or is it just a Projection?
  • The Sun is on the Cusp of Taurus, along with the asteroids Aletheia, Veritas, and Atropos.  Atropos is Responsible for enforcing the measure of length of Life – another form of Truth.  At the Cusp of Taurus we shift from Making Things Up, to Casting them in Stone.  The Edge between what may or may not be Fantasy, and what the Muggles would consider “Real.”  Natural-born Chemists think it’s Matter that’s Real, while natural-born Physicists know that it’s Energy that’s Real.  Yes, I do take sides, though of course it’s Both/And.
  • The asteroid Moira – Fate – sits on the Cusp of Aquarius, as do we.  Sit on the Cusp of the Age of Aquarius I mean.  Here we move from hard-nosed down-to-Earth Pragmatism, to Idealism, or Idolatry.  Notice anybody worshipping Sacred Cows or Golden Calfs?  Such as Power, or Profit?

All together eight of the twelve Cusps are involved in the Full Moon.  If we’re worried that our Fate is to contemplate Truth and Compassion (if Other is a Mirror, we better find Compassion!), the other five Cusps each provide alternate paths that are easier than that one.

  • Our first Escape Route is the Cusp of Capricorn (where reside the dwarf planets Quaoar and Hylonome), where we Change from Letting Go of difficulties, to actually having to try to Resolve them.  (Quaoar-Hylonome tells us that if we want to Survive, we need to Molt, shed our old Ego and Open Up to the new.)
  • The Cusp of Pisces is our second path to higher ground.  Here we’re fairly rudely dumped from drinking beer and discussing grand schemes for solving the problems created by the existence of Other, to having to Feel the Realities that arise because of the existence of Other.  (On this Cusp we find the asteroids Pallas and Lachesis, and the dwarf planets OR10 and Nessus, reminders that a Life in the realm of Matter is a Privilege and a Deep Mystery, and one which has well-defined Boundaries.)

The last three Cusps are about Curiosity (Quincunxes to the Sun or Moon).

  • The asteroids Ceres (Sustainability) and Mnemosyne (Memory) decorate the Cusp of Aries.  Buddhists say that if you immerse yourself in the Water (Emotion), you’ll come out in the Fire (Spirit), and this is the place where you’ll come out.  I Wonder where these Memories will lead me.
  • The asteroid Karma is parked on the Cusp of Gemini.  On this Cusp we go from being Trapped in Stone, to being Liberated, free to walk around and Be whomever we want to Be.  I Wonder how we could ever find a more perfect place for Karma.
  • Finally, the Cusp of Libra is where we find the dwarf planet Makemake (Manifestation).  At the Cusp of Libra we’ve just finished an unpleasant-feeling period of Ego Transformations, and we’re ready to test our new Selves out on Other People.  I Wonder how I’ll be received.

Adventures in Consciousness!

Quaoar and Sappho

March 30, 2016

Quaoar and Sappho have closed down their shop.  Went straight ’round the corner, and never came back.

Anybody recognize that?  You’d think that the Star today would be dwarf planet Quaoar, but tiny 50-mile-wide asteroid Sappho rules!  They’re both Stationary – at their peak of Influence – today.  Seven hundred-mile-wide Quaoar turns Retrograde, while Sappho turns Direct.  

The Moon (Instinct) is crossing Quaoar (Rules for Survival) as we “speak,” and it’s Conjunct Pholus (Responsibility) and beginning to make a Waxing Square to Makemake (Manifestation).

Quaoar Stationary will urge us to Speak our Truth, particularly around issues where we believe our Survival is at stake.  We’re actually likely to Feel a Responsibiliy to Speak out, and to Pay Attention to what it is we’re Creating and whether or not it has Survival Value.

Tiny Sappho (Singing the Praises of Love) on the other hand, is Trioctile (Insight) to Quaoar-Pholus, and sits at the head of a Diamond Star (Profound Ease), T-Squaring (Mastery through Challenge) the Opposition from Juno (the Edges of Consciousness) to Vesta (Unconscious Beliegs) while being the focus of a Finger of God (Pay Attention!) from Chariklo (Walking in Beauty) and Neptune (our Relationship with God/Goddess)!  Whoo!  It also Trines the Sun and Sextiles Asbolus (Intuition).  In other words…

This is a unique opportunity to Erase – through Embrace – our Limiting Beliefs.  Whatever it is you see yourself doing today that is not being done out of Love, stop, Cancel, Neutralize, Upgrade, and reset your Intentions.  It feels so righteous to be Right and make someone else Wrong, and there are times when that is absolutely necessary (such as when folks are deliberately destroying your Planet for their personal gain), but that’s not today’s program.  

It’s not about Forgiveness – Forgiveness is a Discovery (when you Discover that you’re no longer upset with someone for what they’ve done or what they’re doing), not a Decision.  Forgiveness as a Decision is often Self-Abandonment, when rather than protecting yourself against continuing Abuse you Intend to be magnanimous.  It’s a Truce, a few days of Peace.  It may well evolve into Forgiveness, if Truce leads to Communication between folks who are open, capable, and willing to strive for Win-Win.

Speak your mind, firmly, without holding back, but without Blame or rancor.  Holding or wearing a Crystalline Mineral called Manganotantalite can help immensely with this task.    It’s difficult to find, but gazing at photos of it can convey some of the same Energy…

http://www.jbuss.com/rockindex2.htm#manganotantalite

Tantalite can be either Mangano- (Manganese) or Ferro- (Iron), the Mangano- form being more scarce.  Tantalum is used to control the flows of electricity in cellphones, and most of the planet’s Tantalum comes, with controversy, from mid-Africa…

http://www.cellular-news.com/coltan/

Perhaps why people find their cellphones so mesmerizing, or tantalizing.  Most Manganotantalite Crystals hail from Brazil or the “Stans” of south-central Asia. 

In the Spirit of Singing the Praises of Love, you could also find your Libido running at a high pitch this week.  By itself, Sappho-Love is more inclusive than Competitive, but there will be exceptions.  If you get caught up in Competition for Love, Change the Subject and put it on hold for a week, till the Energy recedes.  There are no winners in that game.

Pholus, and therefore Quaoar by extension, heads a Finger of God from Sedna (Actions Taken out of Fear) and Varuna (Energy so Ancient it’s barely even Biological).  Remember that Sex and Libido predate Hupersonhood by at least millions of years.  It’s incredibly naive and regressive for individual Hufolk to get stuck on Ego-Identifying with these Archetypes.  Granted that the manipulation of these Patterns in one another is a – or the – primary method for controlling or attempting to control the behavior of others (advertising, for instance!), do we really want to walk into that tarpit?  For fun, absolutely.  For Ego-Identification and Addiction, Revert!

Portal 24-29.3 – Saturn et al Stationary III

March 25, 2016

Another reader speaks up…

“Yes, Bummers indeed… At least it’s getting easier…!  And yes, there have been weird physical symptoms.
“A couple of questions for you:
“Any way you could give an example of ‘challenges to expand our values,’ perhaps from your personal experience or the experience of someone you’ve heard from?  I sense it’s important and that something may have come into my awareness along these lines, but it escapes me.”

A few examples of Values that might require Expanding for some of us…

“One of the defining characteristics of the shaman is a close relationship with animal and bird companions that includes the ability to borrow their forms.  These relationships are part of a broader connectedness with all nature – with the spirit of trees and plants, of stone and mountains – that flows from the awareness that everything is alive, everything is ensouled, everything is related.”  — Robert Moss, Dreamgates, p. 72

Anyone being “victimized” by one of these violent Spring storms crossing the US?  What Value do you place on your Relationship to the Weather, or to Climate?  How Active are you in the campaign against Global Warming?  How often do you commune with the Gods and Goddesses of Weather?  Does that sound ridiculous to you?

I don’t know how the violence in Europe is being covered by the media there, but in the US, it’s all “How could those monsters do those things to us?”  The US builds some 60-or-so percent of all the bombs and killing machines in the World.  When we use those on the rest of the World, does the media ask “How could we be such monsters to do those things to those other people?”

” ‘It’s a difficult decision, the steady paycheck makes me feel secure and useful, and I expect it will be close to impossible to get health insurance because of my pre-existing condition.  But I’m impatient to be doing those things that were important to me before my career pushed everything aside.’  

“The outer journey for recognition became less and less important as I explored the inner terrain.  My feminine voice became stronger as I developed the courage to let go of my reliance on linear mind.  Then I was free to listen to dreams, images, and inner allies.  These became my guides.  When a woman reduces the emphasis on the outer heroic quest for self-definition, she is free to explore her images and her voice.”  –Maureen Murdock, The Heroine’s Journey, p.10.

“Part of the calling of women as we move into the 21st century is to revive a spirituality of creativity that is not afraid of the strange beauty of the underwater world of the subconscious, and to help men out of the restricted and narrow world of provable and limited fact in which society has imprisoned them.  My role as a feminist is not to compete with men in their world – that’s too easy, and ultimately unproductive.  My job is to live fully as a woman, enjoying the whole of myself and my place in the universe.”  –Madeleine L’Engle, “Shake the Universe,” Ms magazine, Summer 1987, pp.182-5, quoted in Murdock op cit p.11.

“Although ecological values and holistic ideas can be imagined and are being articulated now, actual implementation is uncommon because such values are at odds with the prevailing patriarchal pattern.  Ownership of natural resources by this or that individual, corporation, or state, and exploitation of the natural world are automatic corollaries of the patriarchal world view, which is still the norm for us.”  –Genia Haddon, Body Metaphors, p.109.

“This comes from the illusion that if others knew our hearts – who we truly are – they would not choose us.  We must choose ourselves, and by that strength live our lives…  In the future the word ‘healing’ … will not be related to this strange attachment we have to inertia, whereby we attempt to hold ourselves on one point lest we lose control and expand.  Healing must go deeper.  Healing will one day refer to the actual energetic process of transmutation, transformation, transcendence.”  –Chris Griscom, Ecstasy Is a New Frequency, pp.76-7.

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I’d Do Anything for Love, but I Won’t Do That!

Our reader continues…

“Then when your reader quotes you with reference to taunts they have received, you write: ‘An excellent test of how your very subtle growth is progressing will be your sense of Being Violated.  Certainly not physically, but if you encounter Insults, Pay Attention.’ 
“Again, wondering if you could expand upon this, as in, Pay Attention to What?  I appear to have been ‘slighted’ a few times recently, in ways that make it hard for me to know whether the person really meant to offend, whether is was my imagination or just my own defensiveness and/or projection of my own insecurities about myself onto what was said to me about me by others.  So are the ‘bad’ qualities they are pointing out in me clues as to my rejected inner genius as you describe?”

Absolutely!  I recall in one of Gay Hendricks’s books he remarked that a participant in one of his workshops took every criticism he heard, and weighed it carefully to see if it was “useful” to him.  It’s handy that your attackers were ambiguous, because it doesn’t have anything to do with them anyway, it’s all between your Ego and your Genius, or at least between your Ego and your Self-Doubt.  You could actually take the dictionary, and run through all of the adjectives, to see which of them raise your hackles when paired with “I am.”

Aside from the fact that you should feel totally insulted to be called an adjective (I mean, how limiting! – you could at least be a verb, if you were going to limit your scope to conceiving of yourself as a part of speech), the greater your Resistance to any given adjective, the greater the likelihood that tracing that Resistance back to its origins (When was the first time that I can recall Resisting that appellation?  What was going on?  Why do you suppose I was in Resistance then?  Of course I need to be Loving and Gentle with that poor fellow, maybe even Empathetic) will be useful, leading either to your Rejected Genius (Ixion), or to the Skills hidden beneath your Held Emotions (South Node), or at least to other Limiting Beliefs (Vesta).

Of course you can always run through a list of the adjectives associated with the Signs and Houses and Angles of your Ixion and South Node and Vesta, and even Orcus – one of the few times when supposedly “negative” attributes, or the “negative” side of “positive” attributes will be useful.

Anyplace where we try to constrain ourself to some languagable characteristic, we know we’re stuck in an Archetype.  We are Infinite.  Of course, we’re also all Petty – Both/And.  But why dwell on our Pettiness, when we can dwell with our Infinitude.  Definitely spend enough time with your Pettiness, in all its forms, to Let Go of the Emotional Baggage constellated around it.  Fundamentalists, whether Religious or Scienterrific, want to Limit us to languagable Either/Or Wordings (not Beings) that don’t Frighten them.  Remember that a foundational tenet of their Beliefs is that Direct Communion with the Goddesshead – let alone identification with Her – is verboten; if it doesn’t pass muster with their User’s Guide, it’s insanity, and quite possibly actionable, at a minimum medicable.  

Those are dangerous people, you don’t want to hang out with them.  But wait.  If we eschew Self-Judgment, won’t we all be just clones of The Donald?  Well, I think we’ve proven to ourselves that we’re capable of Self-Judgment, even capable of Self-Examination.  And the bottom-line difference, capable of Compassion.  And capable of Curiosity.  It’s a good use for Curiosity – “I Wonder if I’m a poster child for that word that I have an unpleasant Reaction to?”  If we then Change the Subject, that might be a good way to induce Time-Travel back to our original unpleasantness, perhaps even to the time that we swore an Oath (Orcus) that “I’ll never be like that!”

It’s a fantastic time to Take Full Responsibility (Pholus, Stationary 6am 26 March) to Make Decisions that Have Survival Value (Quaoar, Stationary 1pm 29 March), such as Decisions that Celebrate Love, especially Self-Love (Sappho, Stationary 5pm 29 March).  I do believe that the denizens of this Planet are doomed until they figure out that they really need to Value above all the fact that “everything is alive, everything is ensouled, everything is related” (asteroid Hopi).