Insights for October 2016

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rain on rose in sunshine Margaret Gervais.

Awakening:

“If you spend 30 seconds in the luminous experience of why you were born to live, it will change your life forever.”

“When you are serious about deepening, circumstances will arrive to challenge you.”

“When the light starts to shine within you, more is exposed.”

“How afraid are you of your own internal depth?”

“Find your ‘thread of continuity’ from what you are deeply meant to do to how you are living.”

“Don’t rush a solution – stay with the problem and digest the issue and solutions will manifest.”

“Reality is the constant self expression of who you are.”

“When you are serious about deepening, circumstances will arrive that will challenge you.” Mark Jones, ‘The Destiny Line” workshop, 10.8.16, Portland.

“You don’t have to overthink being in alignment with your destiny.” Margaret Gervais

“It’s a little more like the image of a caterpillar – enclosing itself in a cocoon in order to go through the metamorphosis to emerge as a butterfly. The caterpillar doesn’t say: “Well now. I’m going to climb into this cocoon and come out a butterfly.” It’s just an inevitable process. It’s inevitable. It’s just happening. It’s GOT to happen that way.

We’re talking about a metamorphosis; we’re talking about going from a caterpillar to butterfly. We’re talking about how to become a butterfly. I mean, the caterpillar isn’t walking around saying, “Man I’ll soon be a butterfly, because as long as he’s busy being a caterpillar he can’t be a butterfly. It’s only when caterpillarness is done that one starts to be a butterfly and that again is part of this paradox – you cannot rip away caterpillarness.” Ram Dass

“To be free means to open your heart and your being to the fullness of who you are, because only when you are resting in the place of unity can you truly honor and appreciate others and the incredible diversity of the universe.” Ram Dass

“You can reconstruct your future in your present.” Margaret Gervais 10.31.16

“The challenge of total transformation – individual – personal and collective – social – is confronting us, if our eyes are open, our minds clear, and our ego allows us to reach beyond its fears and its insecure boundaries. When we are able to accept such a challenge, everything changes.” From Humanistic to Transpersonal Astrology, Dan Rudhyar, 1975.

“From the same inexhaustible source all seeds grow and develop, all cells realize their function – There is a structural law, a cosmic principle by which perceptible forms are sustained and which governs the process of transformation in all things. This can be realized only because the center principle manifests itself through man in the same ways as it does through a flower or a star; in it we may discover our cosmic commonality – our cosmic community … At the core each man is the center of his own compass and experiences…”

“We are defined not only by our place on the physical level, but by our position in consciousness, and these are an interdependent whole…” Mandala, Jose and Miriam Arguelles, 1972, p.12-13.

“the secret

is believing in yourself

so deeply

that no matter the obstacle,

you will be able to create a bridge

from your deepest aspiration

to a future that you always knew

was your destiny” yung pueblo

 

“I kept

running away

from my darkness

until I understood that

in it I would find

my freedom” yung pueblo

 

“if you ignore it, you cannot heal it” yung pueblo

 

“the people

with the power

to move and act through

unconditional love

will be the healers and heroes

of our planet.” yung pueblo

 

“it is not over until you are free” yung pueblo

Fear:

“Future fear is only based on actual past fear re-enacting.” Mark Jones, ‘The Destiny Line” workshop, 10.8.16, Portland.

Grief:

“Before I could release the weight of my sadness and pain, I first had to honor its existence.” Yung Pueblo

“By pushing away the painful aspect of an experience, Freud observed, his friends were isolating themselves from their own capacity to love. …love and grieving, like separation and connection, are co-constitutive. Opening oneself to one emotion deepens the experience of the other. The heart can open in sadness as much as it does in joy.” Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart, Mark Epstein, M.D., p. 64.

Relationships:

“I think in relationships, you create an environment with your own work on yourself, which you offer to another human being to use to grow in the way they need to grow. You keep working – you become the soil – moist and soft and receptive so the person can grow the way they need to grow, because how do you know how they should grow?” Ram Dass

“…love — at its truest and most potent, love invariably does change us, deconditioning our painful pathologies and elevating us toward our highest human potential.”

“In the most nourishing kind of love, the communion of togetherness coexists with an integrity of individuality, the two aspects always in dynamic and fluid dialogue.”

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Healing:

“Healing yourself is the development of your personal feeling of freedom and happiness.” Yung Pueblo

“Nothing softens the wounds of your ancestors like the sweetness of your existence.” undocumedia on instagram

“It doesn’t matter that you can’t remember past lives, you are still existentially responsible for it.”
“Bring the truth of your history to the present.”

“Don’t give up what’s most precious to your deeper self to function as a conditioned self.” Mark Jones, ‘The Destiny Line” workshop, 10.8.16, Portland.

“if you ignore it, you cannot heal it” yung pueblo

 

“before we can

heal and let go,

what ails us

deeply

must first

come to the

surface” yung pueblo

 

Astrology:

Where is Uranus in your birth chart, email me back and I will tell/remind you!

“Uranus represents energetic soul memory.”

“Uranus is the critical astrological significance of trauma.”

Mark Jones, ‘The Destiny Line” workshop, 10.8.16, Portland.

“Pluto starts to make soul memories into a narrative.” Mark Jones, ‘The Destiny Line” workshop, 10.8.16, Portland.

“Every birth-chart is the mandala of an individual life. It is the blue-print of the process of individuation for this particular individual. To follow it understandingly is to follow ‘the conscious way,” the way of collective wholeness, that is, the way of the active fulfillment of the wholeness of being that is Self (as Jung understands this term.) The Astrology of Personality, Dane Rudhyar, 1936, p.113.

For those of you curious about the BBC story that tends to resurface now and then that says there are actually 13 signs of the zodiac and your sign is off, this is the best description I have seen in a long time that explains how astrology uses the signs of the zodiac – not the actual exact degrees of the stars forming the constellations in the sky.

“What we use is really the earth’s Aura, It is a sphere or ovoid, the poles of which coincide with the poles of the Ecliptic and its middle or equatorial plane is the Ecliptic. … This sphere is divided into twelve parts like the sections of an orange, and it is these sections which constitute the “signs” of the zodiac. We are, however, chiefly concerned with its equatorial plane, for it is this which we measure in signs or degrees, and which determines the zodiacal position of a planet. … The “aura” does not turn round each day with the rotation of the earth on its axis, but the Earth spins round within it, like the wheel on a gyroscope.” Casting the Horoscope, Alan Leo, p. 229-230.

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