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Strength From Unified Presence ~ Rune and Tarot for 15 June 2017

Strength From Unified Presence ~ Rune and Tarot for 15 June 2017

Strength from unifed presence is what comes to mind as I look at today’s tarot and runecasting. 13 represents the numerology for the tarot cards. I can also reduce that to 4 but I prefer to consider 13 as a Master Witch number. The numerology of the runes reduces to 3, or unification and wholeness and together with the tarot numerology, the overall numerology for the combined reading is 7, or divinity and intuition. 7 also happens to be a number that represents magick.

Two cards from the Major Arcana along with one from the suit of Cups comprise the tarot portion of the reading. The Empress, the 6 of Cups, and The Emperor create a lovely balance with the result of their union represented by the 6 of Cups in the center with its multicolored roots extending in an as above so below manner. Cups represents Elemental Water and our emotional presence, our intuition, and relationships with others. Its direction is West and is represented by the chalice or cauldron signifying receptivity and fertility, as it transmutes Air and Fire into form.

Mannaz, Raidho, and Perthro are today’s runes representing Earth, Air, and Water elements respectively and support the interplay between The Empress and her consort, The Emperor. Take notice of their order in the deck. She appears first and from her flows the entirety of creation signifying her greater importance, the current patriarchy having no place in the equation.

Looking at The Empress and Mannaz first, we see a beautiful white pink-tipped tree with a crescent moon in the night sky above. The Empress represents love, beauty, abundance, and happiness. She is the Goddess in her Mother Aspect, receptive and fertile, and the essence of feminine creativity and the subconscious realm. Mannaz brings into the reading the influence of mankind’s fragility. In disunity, our partnership is threatened, with Mannaz encouraging us to seek assistance from others, understanding that we are part of a greater consciousness with harmony our fundamental goal.

Raidho and the 6 of Cups both discuss the journey we take in form, Raidho signifying harmony and right purpose, the 6 of Cups denoting family and fulfillment. The Wild Unknown Tarot uses animals and trees in its depictions and in the 6 of Cups we see an as above so below expression with the tree above and its massive root system below. Positioned between The Empress and The Emperor, the card reflects all that they create together in balanced unified presence. Raidho indicates rhythmic motion in partnership with others, attuned to a higher purpose.

 

Finally, The Emperor stands tall representing structure and leadership. Fatherhood and the conscious realm along with benevolence and stability are among this card’s influences. He provides a certain kind of balance to The Empress although without her he would not exist. Boundaries, protection, and order are felt with The Emperor as he assists The Empress in providing the structure for success. Perthro represents the mystery of fate and is thought of as the childbirth rune. Perthro points to correct action, something The Emperor needs to stay in balance. Healing and understanding are among Perthro’s influences and provide The Emperor with a window into the unknown.

Our strength is found in unified presence with the collective consciousness. We are not the bodies we inhabit but in fact, the Creator personified into form. While we understand the idea that our bodies have to work in harmony in order that we continue to live, we miss that application to humanity as a whole. In harmonious union with each other, our roots run deep and provide all the strength we need for an abundant experience.

While the future is unwritten, we instinctively know that in unity, our success is far more assured than when we’re at each others’ throats. It was nice to see both sides of the aisle come together after the shooting yesterday of a Republican Congressman, two Capitol Police officers, and a Lobbyist who were practicing for today’s game. Irrespective of our differences, it’s clear that the only thing to do now is to come together.

The insanity of this moment requires that we pause and remember that we’re one family, no matter how things have been between us of late. It’s time to remember who we are and let the strength of our love guide us forward.

Blessings to all!

 

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In Love With Bees

In Love With Bees

I installed a new package of bees in the Warré hive today. The queen was moving around in her small cage when I pried out the cork in the end replacing it with a small marshmallow, only then placing her in her new home. We shook the bees from the container into the hive and put a feeder along with a small pollen patty on the top of the frames to give them some food while they become accustomed to their surroundings.

We lost all four hives last winter. It happens more than beekeepers wish but sometimes there’s nothing we can do when the snow’s so deep we can’t reach them. The colonies just got too cold. They went into winter healthy and never came out again. I was devastated.

So today, when the bees were climbing all over us I was thrilled. I missed them so much and I finally got to experience their trust and unified resonance once more. Growing up, my mother taught me to be afraid of bees. I stepped on a bee in our chicken coop thirty some years ago and received my first bee sting. Six weeks later it happened again. Although my husband has always wanted bees, I couldn’t quite get there until a couple of years ago.

Now beginning our third season as beekeepers, with each year my comfort level grows. The first year I hung back primarily assisting Jerry but by the second year I had purchased the Warré and a horizontal hive and any fear I had was gone. And when I got the call yesterday that the package was in my tears flowed.

You can’t know what it’s like to pull weeds in the garden with bees only inches away, all of us doing our own thing, in synchronicity with the garden itself. The next best gardening companion is a chicken. I used to have one that would come running the minute I began weeding. She loved to help.

But as the fruit trees began blooming this Spring, only local pollinators were visiting, with only a few bumblebees around. The sound of honeybees simply wasn’t there and although I knew that the package and nucs we ordered would eventually be here, I had no idea if they would be here in time to place their essence on the trees. Because it’s a give and take between bees and the plant life that sustains them, there’s nothing like a colony of honeybees to make everything bloom!

The garden flourishes now, prolific and abundant, made so by the bees who visit. And I await the moment when I sit out in the gazebo where a curious honeybee hovers in greeting a couple of inches from my face. It first happened only a day or so after our first colony arrived. She hovered a few inches from my eyes, looking at me. I sat there while she and I sized each other up, and then she was gone. But in that moment, I fell in love and my devotion to the colony has grown exponentially.

Although I regularly perform Reiki on the colonies, today I took a 432hz tuning fork out to the colony after they had settled in for a bit to align with their resonance, essentially tuning the biofield of the hive. As I struck the fork on the puck and moved it around the hive their resonance changed a bit and they seemed to settle down even more. The bulk of the colony was inside the hive surrounding their queen. They may have already eaten through the marshmallow I placed in the opening to her small cage and when she’s released and ready, she’ll take her maiden flight to breed with drones. She takes this flight only once creating millions of bees over the remainder of her life.

An empath, I feel the resonance of the colony, their hum and their unified presence. Performing Reiki with or without the tuning forks is an experience like no other. So it’s as much for me as it is for them. There’s so much stress in the life of a colony with pesticides and parasites and other problems our world forces them to contend with. All they want is to sustain life. They’re an integral part of our lives and yet are at such risk so I do what I can.

But without them, there is no us. The sound of bees is the sound of love and joy. We have an emotional connection to this unified presence if we would only stop and listen to their message. They survive together, never working at cross purposes but only in the preservation of the colony. A beekeeper sits next to her hive, listening to, learning from, and loving these incredible creatures. Their reverence for one another as well as for their queen is astonishing to observe.

Saving them, in turn, saves us. So how about we do that.

 

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Life Bends Toward Love

Life Bends Toward Love

Marine Le Pen is running for President of France and if she wins, she will be their first female President. She has nationalist beliefs and not everyone is comfortable with that ideology. With any luck, she’ll lose and France will be spared the nonsense our country is experiencing. It would be sad if nationalist fervor swept the entire world. Enough people are suffering as it is and if France has to wait a while longer for a female President, then so be it. Compassion and unity of purpose are more important than whatever nationalist policies Ms. Le Pen has to offer anyway.

Gender issues aside, it’s clear that white nationalism and racism have taken hold, at least in our country, and its insidious nature is destroying lives. It’s become all too easy to dismiss entire groups of people if it furthers the agenda of those in power. Several news outlets have reported that our new attorney general believes that child tax credits are going to ‘mostly Mexicans’ and can pay for the wall. He’s not kidding. Everything this man says and does reflects his racist beliefs. Everything. And his presence in tandem with the current occupant of the White House will threaten civil rights protections that have taken years to put in place.

As I’ve written many times, I believe that the Creator is All That Is and that we all comprise that greater loving Presence. We each make a choice to live out our lives in unity with others or with a self-oriented focus, the nationalistic, fascist, racist ideology that’s gaining strength right now a reflection of the latter. And if left unchecked, there will be no positive outcome.

But while all of this is going on there’s an awakening happening around the planet. Unity with others isn’t simply a practical solution to our collective problems but is, in fact, our fundamental reality as one collective consciousness. Continued efforts by the vested interest of a few to keep everyone in some predetermined place doesn’t reflect who we are. If it did, it wouldn’t be a struggle. We’d go quietly.

And yet, resistance is growing to oppressive ideologies that do nothing but cause pain.

Still, some fervently believe they’ll have control over the side on which they’ll be placed when it’s all said and done. The disconnect is shocking and I wonder what their reaction will be when they can no longer turn a blind eye to who and what they’ve supported as they fall victim to the divide and conquer strategy that’s unfolding.

However, as our awakening continues, the momentum built by our unified presence is creating a tipping point and in time light will overtake the darkness. This is a given. Life always bends toward love. Always. And love will win in the end.

Many blessings to our one family as we find our way back to each other once again.

 

References:

  1. Ortiz, Gabe. Racist-as-all-hell Sessions: Child tax credits going to ‘mostly Mexicans’ can pay for the wall. Daily Kos. April 24, 2017.
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Conversations With My Mother

Conversations With My Mother

I remember one afternoon listening to my mother telling me how it was in the work world. I was still in college and although a management position was open at the grocery store where she worked that she was more than qualified for, she told me that she wasn’t permitted to apply for it. I was floored.

My mother had reached the hiring ceiling at the store. She was a department head, but any assistant manager or store manager positions were reserved for men. Their attitude was that men had familial responsibilities that women didn’t share. I pointed out that she was now a single mother with a daughter in college and a younger son who was deaf. But that fact, she was told, was her problem.

She would go on to remind me of the fear she had when attempting to get credit in her own name when newly divorced from my father. That was only two years earlier. The only credit she had was based on my father’s. That’s how it was in those days. But she persisted, established credit in her own name, and eventually bought a home.

She had divorced my father in 1974, requesting only $200 per month child support out of fear of his reprisal. Even the judge was shocked at her request, but my mother convinced him that $200 was enough. My father had threatened her with the warning, I’ll give you more if you let me live.

When I moved into the city to be closer to the college I attended, he increased the amount he sent to $300 per month. She sent me half for the final two years in college to help pay for some of my living expenses. Upon graduation, he stopped sending any child support at all for my brother, only thirteen at the time.

You see, it was possible to get ahead on the books back then. And by increasing the child support on his own without an order to do so, he in effect paid it forward. She could do nothing. My father knew exactly what he was doing when he did it. He manipulated the situation to his advantage like always. But then life was always about him and always by his design.

So it wasn’t surprising in the least to read about Senator Pat Roberts’s snarky mammogram tweet. In fact, I expect nothing else from Republicans. Their jihadist fervor surges while gleefully taking this benefit and that program away from the most vulnerable among us. But mammograms? Do Republican men not realize that men develop breast cancer? Now we can argue how many and how often we need such tests, but there should be no argument that insurance should cover them. Jenna Amatulli reports in an article from The Huffington Post:

Republican leaders are reportedly discussing whether their legislation should abandon Obamacare’s essential health benefits rule. The rule requires insurance plans to cover services that include emergency room visits, hospitalization, outpatient services, maternity care, mental health and substance abuse services, prescription drugs, rehabilitative services, lab tests, preventive care and pediatric care.

Another reason Roberts’ response is off-putting is that many men get breast cancer or need mammograms. This year, an estimated 2,600 men in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and an estimated 440 will die from it. If a man has certain gene mutations or a family history of breast cancer, screening may increase the chances of early detection and successful treatment, according to the Susan G. Komen foundation.²

And now I read that these pissy people want to give a new mother only sixty days at home with her infant, forcing her to find a job or lose her benefits. Let that sink in. From Christine Cauterucci in Slate:

The worst provision in the manager’s amendment is a Medicaid work requirement that would allow states to revoke Medicaid coverage from new mothers who haven’t found a job within two months after giving birth. Medicaid currently offers essential resources for low-income women and their children, including screenings for postpartum depression, in-home educational visits, and check-ups, all of which help babies survive and mothers thrive. Forcing women to job hunt in the weeks immediately following her baby’s delivery—a crucial period for infant care and physical recovery—would be both shockingly cruel and counterproductive as public health policy. Even if Republicans don’t believe that every person deserves basic health care, regardless of income, they should recognize that the government has an interest in keeping children healthy. Healthy children become good students, responsible citizens, and productive workers. Cutting off health benefits from a mother in the first several weeks of her infant’s life sets both the mother and the infant up for a cascading set of impediments to physical and financial health.¹

I have to believe even the so-called new guy’s supporters are watching this travesty unfold in as much shock and horror as the rest of us who knew better than to ever trust this guy in the first place. Everyone suffers under the Republican’s death care bill. Well, apparently not the wealthy among us who can afford a membership at Mar-a-Lago, but then that’s a given.

My mother died from COPD and congestive heart failure in 1996, one month before her sixty-sixth birthday. In fact, as I write this, the twenty-first anniversary of her passing is in a couple of days. She had plans for her retirement and her condition prevented any of that. Within four years of her forced retirement, she was gone.  Had she been alive now and experiencing what she did, she’d no doubt be in a panic over what coverage she was losing and need endless breathing treatments just to be able to, you know, breathe, talk, remain alive.

Even back then, representatives from Medicare told me that their only concern was that she could ambulate from her bed to the bathroom. All she wanted was a smaller liquid oxygen tank to take to the store with her. They had delivered a concentrator instead of liquid tank set-up and left her with a portable E-tank to take with her. The problem was, it was too heavy and awkward for her to use so she would go into the store without it and nearly die in the process. They didn’t care and refused to replace the concentrator with a liquid tank.

When we moved her from the Portland area over to Central Oregon for the final year of her life, her experience was better. For some reason, healthcare over here actually was patient-focused and not whatever that other nonsense was she experienced and she received everything she requested. Actually, I arranged it for her, insisting that she sit down before telling her what I had done. She was so thrilled to discover that she would no longer be confined to the house. They were leaving her not just one but two small liquid “backpack” tanks that would allow her to be away from her home for eight hours if she chose. It made all the difference for her in that last year.

At the heart of this is compassion for all. If we can send people to war, we can fund universal health care. To suggest this shouldn’t be a right for all who live in this country speaks to hearts hardened through a fundamental disregard for humanity itself. We’re viewed as less than, in the way of furthering their agenda.

She would have turned eighty-seven on May 8th, had my mother lived. She would have voted for Hillary and called me daily to rail at what the Republicans are now doing. She despised men like the so-called new guy. She’d had her fill with men like him early on in life, and thought he was a fool back in the day, so voting for him would have been out of the question.

The photo above was taken at my wedding in 1979. I was twenty-one and still had brown hair. I miss you, Mom and I love you beyond measure. You would have been as bereft as I over the outcome of the election, and hearing your outrage would have been so welcome now!

 

References:

  1. Cauterucci, Christine. The AHCA Would Force New Moms on Medicaid to Find Work 60 Days After Labor. Slate. March 22, 2017.
  2. Amatulli, Jenna. GOP Senator Sorry For Joking About Mammograms, But Still Won’t Cover Them. Huffington Post. March 23, 2017.
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What Does It Take To Hate?

What Does It Take To Hate?

What does it take for someone to hate another? I mean, really hate another. I’ve said on more than one occasion that I hated one thing or another but it was meant as hyperbole, not that I actually hated anything or anyone. Because to hate someone or a group of someones I believe it takes the ability to see them as less than otherwise how could it happen? Moreover, what does this level of hate cost them in the end?

It appears that the so-called new guy and his regime are hell-bent on turning our country into a rich white nation. It involves culling the herd made possible by removing significant portions of the social safety net that some in our country depend upon for their very survival. The guy from the OMB, who probably should have called in sick that day, was foolish enough to suggest that certain social programs which didn’t yield results such as higher grades in school, for example, should be eliminated. And for that, we should be grateful, that defunding these programs is the most compassionate thing we can do.

Apparently not dying from lack of food doesn’t count as results in his book.

The Speaker of the House reportedly said that destroying Medicaid was a goal from back in his college kegger days. I can just see him sitting around with his Ayn Rand support group, drunk on his ass, boasting how he would one day take Medicaid away from the most vulnerable among us, dancing on their graves as he does so. Except not all poor people can afford normal burial costs so who knows what will happen to them.

The middle class is gone, never to return if these people have their way. People finally have health insurance, and while I’m certain the real answer will be single-payer, the ACA is a welcome relief for those who couldn’t afford insurance. Removing the threat of pre-existing conditions as a disqualifier for coverage enabled families to survive intact instead of losing everything if a life-threatening illness occurred.

Republicans are positively salivating over destroying the lives of Americans. The election of the so-called new guy (no, I still can’t call him president) has given these people the cover they’ve needed. No longer are blatantly racist comments and policies off-limits. Instead, they’re to be embraced, disseminated, and signed into law while those who actually care about people watch in horror.

This is not the country I grew up in and while change is inevitable, how we got here is beyond me. We have been manipulated and divided by the machinations of others and are in the process of being conquered by people who have only their own financial interests at heart. The so-called new guy cares nothing for the plight of the American people and if his policies are allowed to proceed unchecked, in this almost sixty-year-old woman’s opinion, he will do irreparable harm to our country and quite possibly the world.

Republicans in Congress lack the self-control to impose any checks and balances on their arrogance and right now they’re the equivalent of a runaway freight train in their attempt to destroy as much as possible before the 2018 midterms. The only real control we have now is to keep the pressure on and convince them that they will lose their jobs if they continue down this destructive path.

I promise that the best feeling ever is when you care about another. No strings attached, just honest compassion for another human being. I would rather see my tax dollars go for programs that reflect compassion than to build a wall of hate that keeps people out. With all the wealth in our country, our focus could be on elevating everyone so that each one of us can pursue our dreams, a focus based on benevolence and community instead of oppression and hate.

We all matter. I’m sorry the current version of the Republican party doesn’t understand this simple truth.

We All Matter.

Blessings to all

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Power Over Respect ~ Tarot for 5 March 2017

Power Over Respect ~ Tarot for 5 March 2017

Power over respect seems to be the theme of the so-called new guy. We’ve always experienced that imbalance to some degree in our country, but what’s happening now is far more extreme than anything I’ve seen before. Not that I’ve seen everything, but what’s going on now seem so unnecessary, as if it’s a distraction from other more nefarious agendas at work. If he keeps us upset about one thing, then we might miss the really big stuff he’s pulling. It’s the bait and switch approach to governing. Or it’s the ignore the man behind the curtain approach. Either way, we can all agree that huge changes are quite possibly in store unless some truth is revealed that stops him in his tracks.

I confess that I rarely know what spread I’m going to use when I begin drawing cards. As I shuffled my Thoth deck I really didn’t have a question or focus so I decided to let the cards tell me what I needed to know. Right away I drew three cards from the Major Arcana, The Universe, The Emperor, and The Chariot. Their overall numerology is 32 reducing from there to 5 which can indicate change or an instinctual/material focus. Given their archetypal influence, powerful change is occurring.

From there I added two more cards, the Prince of Disks for hidden or underlying influences and the 2 of Cups as the final focus or outcome. Looking ahead, it’s nice to see that Love is the outcome. Adding the numerology of the 2 to the numerology of the Majors we arrive at an overall numerology of 7, or divinity and perfection. Seven is the number for magick and intuition and can also represent the shadow side of self.

Beginning with the final card in the Major Arcana, The Universe, we see the Triple Goddess in the center of a vortex assisting all in their return to the Unified Self. She has manifested the world around her drawing strength from the All Seeing Eye above. However, it’s not just the end of a cycle that this card signifies but also the beginning of something new. The head of the snake points downward as it emerges from the Eye’s golden rays, coiled in rebirth and regenesis providing support for the Goddess during the awakening and ascension process.

As the Goddess guides all toward ascension, she prepares as well for the new universe to come. Awakening and enlightenment give way to love and understanding transforming and raising the vibrational frequency of all.

The Emperor sits on his throne in all his fiery presence, two rams looking inquisitively over each shoulder. He holds a dark round globe in one hand and a ram’s head scepter in the other. Interestingly, he doesn’t look forward or to the right but to the left, suggesting a focus on past concerns.

One interpretation is that he’s gazing at his Empress but we don’t really know for sure. If so does that mean he finds his strength in another instead of within himself? His legs are crossed in the same manner as the Hanged Man suggesting a triple aspected focus which would align with The Empress as the third card of the Major Arcana. Perhaps his fiery nature is in need of balance that only the Empress can provide.

Although he is pragmatic and structured and capable of great compassion and reason, when ill-dignified The Emperor can be arrogant and out of control, his authority either protecting or oppressing others. The choice is his.

Movement, mastery, and receptivity are signified by The Chariot. The seventh card of the Major Arcana, this card asks us to know when to take control of the reins and when to surrender that control to others. It can also indicate alignment in Source Presence. The Knight is well-prepared for whatever is coming, dressed in gold armor, a round piece of amethyst his shield, four sphinx protecting him on his journey.

The Chariot represents balance and control over the material aspects of Self. When it presents in a reading we’re to push past obstacles irrespective of our feelings knowing that we have the inner resolve to succeed.

Prince of Disks
        Prince of Disks

In the unknown or hidden influence position sits the Prince of Disks on his own chariot pulled by a bull. He holds the world in his left hand, a staff in the other, ready for new adventures and experiences. Integrity and trustworthiness are the qualities of this card along with a sense of responsibility to others. He is practical and realistic and when this card appears, things really are moving along well.

Our answer, of course, is found in the 2 of Cups, or Love as it’s titled. A beautiful card depicting Venus in Cancer, the waters of emotional fulfillment flow forth from a lotus blossom upon two entwined pinkish dolphins with golden fins. From there while a small amount of water flows into the lower lotus blossom from the dolphin’s mouths, the majority continues on, filling the two golden chalices below to overflowing. Love is the way. Love is the answer.

I’ve written the beginning of the interpretation section several times because it was feeling somewhat redundant. But then I let myself off the hook a bit and realized that the world is in chaos and it makes sense that the cards would reflect that. The reading gives us a glimpse of who we are and what the answer is to the ridiculous place we now find ourselves.

In The Universe, we see the cycle of birth, return, and renewal. It’s an example of the awakened Unified Self. And it’s not something we have to wait until we die to experience because it’s our true reality. During this time of ascension, many are experiencing this elevated resonance of awakening to their divine Self, experiencing their essential oneness with all.

The catalytic colors alone of The Emperor card tell us that something big is happening particularly with The Emperor’s refusal to look directly at us or to the right in anticipation of the future. His refusal to look us in the eye denotes deception. The placement of the card reinforces this giving the impression that he’s looking at a process he cannot control, preferring distraction over responsibility. A sort of look over there and not at me approach.

The Chariot reminds us that working with others typically brings a better outcome than going it alone produces, something that seems to elude The Emperor. His life as a Prince was too privileged resulting in a lack of compassion and responsibility for others. His lack of integrity and honor prevent him from seeing the bigger picture which is detrimental to the country he pretends to govern, all while spending every weekend on the golf course.

It’s easy for the rich and powerful to forget that most people don’t share their experience. Ours is a different one. One that now is a risk because of an ill-dignified Emperor with no clothes. However, we will not find our solution when we’re at odds with each other. It must be found by coming together in a unified presence, making ourselves heard whether he wants to hear us or not.

We ALL matter that much.

At some point, we’re going to all have to agree that the so-called new guy lied to his supporters. They put their faith in a guy who spoke to their concerns in a manner that resonated. It is what it is. Now we have to move forward in love and unity and stand firm in demanding the truth. We deserve at least that much and in truth, so much more.

Enlightenment is a funny thing. Sometimes it happens when we’re given the gift of struggle by someone so awful that we finally learn that the only way forward is together. Whatever all of this was will come out in the end and we’ll know how this lunatic won the election. But until then, we must keep the pressure on so that the truth comes out sooner than later because Goddess knows we can’t afford the golf course trips. And would you please tell that ridiculous blonde lady to get her fucking feet off of the furniture? It’s the fucking Oval Office. Have some respect.

Blessings!

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Temperance and the Creator Within ~ Tarot for 9 Feb 2017

Temperance and the Creator Within

I’ve been researching the Law of One series, a five book series that contains channeled information regarding the Creator within from a nonterrestrial sixth density social memory complex called the Ra entity group. This extensive channeling began after years of preparation on January 15, 1981 with Carla Rueckert as the channeler, Don Elkins as questioner, and Jim McCarty as scribe. Don Elkins was a UFOlogist, as well as a Physics and Engineering professor, and this extensive channeling is a transcript of their fascinating twenty-six sessions together.

The Ra entity group describes itself as the humble messenger of the Law of One and has contacted us at various points in our development to bring this message of oneness and unity with the Creator. They were here during Egyptian times, appearing in our history as Ra, but their message was perverted by the priest caste so some left, believing their intention to help us becoming more destructive than helpful. Apparently, some of their group settled in other areas of Earth while this particular group left, but now that ascension is here and humanity is moving from what’s called third density to fourth, they’ve come back to help us understand who we are and what our experience in form is all about.

I bring all of this up because in the fourth book of the Law of One series the tarot is mentioned in greater detail. Its precursor was brought to Egypt by the Ra group to illustrate soul archetypes in the same manner as the Major Arcana now describes. Life in third density is a time of choice and we’re given free will to choose a focus of service to self or service to others. Those who choose service to others actually serve the self as well, but it’s a better balance than those choosing the service to self path.

The Law of One tells us that the Creator is all that is. Everything that we see is the Creator in individuated form. The energy or vibration of the Creator is love. Nothing more, nothing less. We tell ourselves that we’re separate from the Creator, but that’s a fallacy. Anything negative we experience is a choice we make to view our experiences through human eyes instead of seeing all as the Creator and therefore what the Ra group refers to as our other-selves. There is only love from the Creator. No judgment, no vengeance, only love. So it follows that as the Creator, love in all its forms is what we should express as well.

The duality that’s expressed in physical form is of our own creation, and not that of the Creator within. It’s the illusion of separateness that we struggle with, not the love and protection found in unity with all. We feel so justified in choosing illusion over love when our unity in the Creator is eternal. So it seems that the Ra group is counseling us to remember who we are, to permeate the veil of forgetting, and begin to live from our point of origin as the Creator personified, abandoning the separation and hate which has plagued our existence for so long.

In today’s tarot reading, the 2 of Swords describes a choice or decision that we need to make. A woman sits blindfolded before tumultuous waters, her hands holding two swords crossed in front. She goes within, seeking alignment with Source Presence, taking the dispassionate view in her decision.

The 6 of Wands represents the Fire element and our creative and catalytic presence. The rider and his steed are back from battle, a wreath atop his staff and on his head, while a crowd holding five more staffs celebrate and support his arrival. His steed prances forth, all danger left on the battlefield. The six denotes the spiritual side of self as well as love, balance, and community with others.

Now with the 10 of Wands, we see a man carrying a burden, alone and leaning forward from its weight. He’s walking toward the castle in the distance but appears to be working too hard to get there, the struggle his own making. Ten reduces to one and represents new beginnings so this card suggests that we rethink the choice we’ve made in lieu of a less overwhelming one.

Finally, Temperance, the only card from the Major Arcana in today’s reading appears as an angel symbolizing the ideal of moderation and balance in our lives. It’s not a divine intervention that the angel brings, however, but a divine remembrance of who we are. The angel blends elemental Fire with Water in conscious alchemical creation reminding us to balance our emotional and creative aspects of self in harmony. The irises remind us of both the beauty and fragility of our lives, seeds sown bringing us ever closer to awareness and truth.

The bindrunes on either side of Temperance invoke justice and manifestation of Higher Self. The choice between service to self and service to others is so clear. In service only to self, our burden can be difficult to bear without the support from our other-selves. However, in service to others, as we see with the rider returning home after defending home and hearth, he’s surrounded by love and cheering from friends and family.

The dispassionate view of the woman in the 2 of Swords suggests that we make our decisions without judgment, of self or others. If we could view the chaos of the world from a more dispassionate perspective, then we’re less likely to become engaged in the drama. Engagement keeps the negativity alive so which choice or decision do we support?

The numerology of the reading is 5 or change. The focus on service to self has brought chaos to our world. The so-called new guy has opened up a powder keg with his authoritarian and dictatorial attitudes. His lack of impulse control is fostering all sorts of nonsense at home and abroad. The resistance is in full swing as racism, sexism and all other forms of oppression are increasing. We may have needed change in this world, but if the end result of all of this isn’t to become fully aware that this isn’t it, then I don’t know what will ever wake people up.

Our world isn’t going to improve until we come together in unity. Hate and all the isms it fosters won’t bring us together and create the heaven on earth that we all seek because a change of awareness is what’s needed. The Ra group tells us that the earth is already a fourth density planet and that this time of choice is giving way to a fourth density of love and understanding. The chaos we’re experiencing will end replaced by love and understanding of all and by all. The choice we make determines how we experience that transition.

This is a natural process that all sentient life experiences. Anything to do with hell is just silly. We are never separate from the Creator because we are the Creator. And that’s the point of the tarot, runes, astrology, or any other symbology used to describe who we are. It’s there to remind us of our true nature, of our true focus as the Creator, as Source Energy.

We are not now, nor have we ever been, separate from each other. We are one family. It’s time to know that truth and to return to who we are.

Blessed Be

 

References:

  1. L/L Research. Law of One
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Delusional Choices and Broken Hearts ~ Tarot for 30 Jan 2017

Delusional Choices and Broken Hearts

How many more hearts will break from the new guy’s delusional choices? Today’s tarot reading asks this question given the ban on people from certain Muslim countries. His cravenness knows no bounds as the ban doesn’t apply if he’s doing business with said Muslim country. It’s about money for him and not about human rights let alone decency or democracy.

The new guy has chosen to ban immigrants from entering our country. Attorneys and protesters are at airports all over the country and perhaps the world trying to take care of travelers affected by this ridiculous and oppressive order. Senators and Representatives as well are at the airports helping those returning home. Because that’s what many of them are doing. They’re coming home. Which seems to escape the new guy.

He’s caused quite a mess, this man-child and his minions.

The 3 of Hearts, 2 of Cups, and the 2 of Swords appear in today’s tarot reading from my Robin Wood tarot deck. The numerology is seven or the number of divinity and magick. On the far end, the woman in the 2 of Swords presents as the significator, or the one making the choice. Dark, angry clouds surround her as the water crashes about her rock throne. Her arms are crossed in front with two swords extending upward. She is blindfolded suggesting the need to ignore the chaos around her and to look within for clarity.

The 3 of Swords illustrates three swords pointing downward piercing a red heart. Rain pours down indicating further sorrow. The sword in the middle is larger, indicating a dominant force or oppressor in the heartbreak. The smaller swords indicate the oppressed. Clearly someone power has exerted enough chaos to cause heartbreak for others. Three denotes triple aspects and creativity, so this situation could have turned out better if compassion had influenced the oppressor’s choice.

The 2 of Cups appears again today suggesting love and union. It stands counter to the 3 of Swords offering radiance and healing. We see a couple standing before each other in partnership and love. The exchange chalices, a winged caduceus arising from the energy created from their commitment. Healing is possible through positive union with others.

So the choice we and the woman from the 2 of Swords have to make is whether or not we will respond to others with love and compassion or with oppression and hate. We can see the effect of either choice in the cards and if you can’t then go online and see the video and pictures from airports across America.

Look critically at what this new guy is doing to all of us. This ban will only create more conflict and untold worry for innocent people who already live and work in our country. It’s going to affect the tech industry among others and it will separate families needlessly. I posted a graphic on my Facebook page that I found that lists the countries he does business with that are exempt from the ban and it sure looks like these are the same countries where the most trouble comes from.

So what again is this for? Because the last time I looked, we’re better than this.

The new guy hasn’t even been there a month and his delusional choices already causing so much hell. And he’s just getting started.

Blessed Be

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The Devil and The Choice We Make ~ Tarot for 29 Jan 2017

The Devil and The Choice We Make

The Devil is such an interesting card to consider. Its depiction is as varied as there are decks. The Devil denotes ego potential, primal nature, and materialism. In this version from the Robin Wood tarot we see chains binding an open chest with treasure spilling forth. A young woman, her teeth bared stands in attack position, protecting the treasure while a young man reaches for an open window above. The chains suggest self-imposed imprisonment, while the defense of the treasure indicates greed. Either way the card signifies tension and choice.

The numerology of the card is 6 and as a card from the Major Arcana, I’m going to use it as a significator and not reduce it any further for the total numerology. Plus there’s a pattern which I’ll get into later.

The Ace of Cups signifies abundance and love. Joy is overflowing in this card of compassion and emotional presence. A jewel-like heart appears on the silver chalice, a mermaid holding it in place. Water overflows the cup’s edge, five streams replenishing the earth, manifesting fertility and abundance. Lotus blossoms are nourished by the cup’s loving intention, rays of the sun reflecting in all directions in complete brilliance. Its numerology is 1 or new beginnings.

The 5 of Swords depicts three young men at water’s edge, swords pointed into the ground, One of the young men is laughing as he takes three swords from the group, their backs turned away from him. The wind blows his hair as well as the dark clouds of illusion, blue sky along with clarity returning. With the presence of The Devil as significator I view this card as friends trusting someone without any integrity. He’s pleased with himself as he takes what doesn’t belong to him. Its numerology is five or change.

As with the numerology of The Devil, the numerology of the Ace of Cups and the 5 of Swords results in six or the Holy Spirit within. When we incarnate into form we do so while making a choice. Do we approach life in service to self or in service to others? The Devil illustrates the choice between Spirit and form, between freedom and restriction with the Ace of Cups and the 5 of Swords representing that choice. The choice to live in service to self tends to result in a person who thinks only of himself and how he can manipulate others to his advantage. Living in service to others allows us to express overflowing love and joy depicted by the Ace of Cups.

The entire world is making the same choice as many are now threatened by a small minded man/devil who chooses reaction over thoughtfulness and truth. We can emulate his way of being and watch as the world and everyone in it implode. Or we can choose love.

I know what I’m choosing.

Blessings to all!

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Balanced Choice ~ Tarot for 24 Jan 2017

Balanced Choice

Patterns continue in today’s tarot reading from my Morgan-Greer deck. A young woman stands before the water holding two swords crossed in front of her. She is blindfolded, a waxing crescent moon behind her. The 2 of Swords signifies going within, assessing all facts, arriving at a balanced decision.

Two nines and two sixes comprise the woman’s considerations with all suits represented as well as a card from the Major Arcana. The numerology is 5 or energetic change, interesting because of the pentagram spread. From The Complete Book of Numerology:

FIVE is the centre of the soul (feeling) plane and the very centre of the total Birth Chart. It is the spiritual number representing love and freedom of expression.¹

And from Numerology, The Complete Guide: Volume 1:

There is a time for expansion, for dealing with change, unexpected happenings, adventure. This lesson usually gives a person an abundance of talents in every direction, the capability of accomplishing almost anything for which an opportunity is presented— and many opportunities are presented. With the freedom that this abundance of talent and opportunity brings, life can be exciting. But the lesson is more difficult: the individual must learn the CONSTRUCTIVE use of FREEDOM.²

Beginning with the 9 of Pentacles, we see a beautiful dark-skinned woman, one of my favorite cards in this deck, gazing off in thought. A bird sits on her hand just over her shoulder, her other hand placing the grapes she’s just picked in a golden bowl on her lap. Her purple and green robe is adorned with 9 pentacles expressing wealth and abundance as she lives an active and productive life.

Moving over to the 9 of Cups, a rosy faced man stands smiling against nine cups in the background. Cups signify our emotional presence and nine, the fulfillment and completion illustrated in both cards. The six crossed laces on his vest signify a progression toward happiness with nine cups above on a blue table with a yellow background symbolizing happiness and fulfillment.

Equal weight is given to material and emotional fulfillment given the nine synchronicity.

Next we have the 6 of Wands showing a warrior home from battle on his noble white steed. A wreath hangs on his staff symbolizing victory in battle. His stoic look reflects weariness, his horse no longer on alert. The six denotes balance, community, and the Higher Self. The five other staffs behind him indicate he has support in battle and in life.

The Lovers finish out the reading depicting a man and woman in loving embrace. Four lilies emerge from the lush greenery, with a promise of another breaking through to the sunlight. Their nakedness illustrates their complete devotion to each other, unafraid to show that love to the universe. The Lovers suggests a balanced relationship with others as well as an integration of inner polarities. We experience not only our own individuality but how self is expressed through others. Choice, surrender to the process, and the blending of opposites are among the energies of The Lovers.

Looking at both six cards, integration of inner and outer expressions of self are reflected.

The young woman goes within to bring balance to heart and mind, aligning mind and body with Spirit. She reflects on matters of abundance, both practical and emotional, as she weighs a more solitary path with one of partnership. It’s not a choice she makes but an awareness of self that’s considered. The warrior spirit within protects hearth and home while the lover within brings a sense of integration and balance resulting in our emotional fulfillment and happiness.

The cards show a progression as well as equal weighted concerns. We can see with the 6 of Wands, protecting hearth, home, and community can result abundance and wealth illustrated by the 9 of Pentacles. And we can also see that through the The Lovers’ expression of integration, we find the emotional fulfillment depicted by the 9 of Cups.

The Lovers, from the Major Arcana, holds more weight than the other cards in the reading. Responsibility to the material aspects of our lives is important, but integration of our inner self allows us to love and be loved, our real foundation.

Choices made can either strike a balance between heart and mind or leave them working at cross purposes . Ideally we make the choice that blends both in a way that yields the most abundance and joy.

All things flow from love.

Blessed Be

 

References:

  1. Phillips, David A.. The Complete Book of Numerology (p. 7). Hay House. Kindle Edition.
  2. Goodwin, Matthew Oliver. Numerology, The Complete Guide: Volume 1 (Kindle Locations 303-307). Career Press. Kindle Edition.