Awakening: pt. 3: honesty of the signs

Astrology is one of many methods of augury. The majority of those systems have been around longer than recorded history. Consider Rune Stones, the I Ching, and astrology as examples. Each method requires a knowledge in the technique as well as interpretation. Both are subjective, however. I want to acknowledge this with you; and also acknowledge that I have a bias which, undoubtedly, filters my interpretation of astrological indicators and, thereby, conditions what I “see”. My bias is that of the spiritual Path and that every being is capable of living more from inner Being and bringing inner Being into greater, every day expression. That bias is one of potential and holds me in constant visioning optimism even in the face of troubling personal or collective events and cycles. I pray that this bias does not sugar-coat, dismiss, or deny challenge, difficulty, death or destruction when the signs portend them. Rather, my aspiration is to hold in equal measure the birth, creative possibility and capacity of person, moment, nation, and humanity as a whole, together with the potential beneficial outcome hearkened by the auguring signs.

In early 2019, I started to blog on upcoming intense astrological alignments and factors (i.e. the current ones). It was a series focused on the transpersonal and transitional planets in their signs through 2020. That series highlighted potential de-construction, de-stablilzation, and necessary shock to humanity and human systems in order to get our collective attention since myriad other world-crises have not done so. This one -at least in the dramatic now- has. And, though the series on the Houses Viewed Spiritually had an overall individual-interpretive focus, everything written there can be reviewed in support of stepping up to the spiritual potential within one’s self so vitally needed from everyone. Those posts can also assist in personal coping with change and transformations now being forced upon everyone by the Queen Virus (corona).

Remember my friends, that this feminine appellation indicates the highest wisdom (Prajnaparamita), thus that coronavirus is invoking wisdom and its inseparable compassion from humanity. This world-event is a womb of becoming; it is fostering gestation and transformation. Queen indicates the Mother of Buddhas: mother of highest potential within us (called by any and all honorable names) as well as humanity’s necessary embrace of that high potential so that it can demonstrate in the world. War, poverty, and the predatory-assault of people, animals, and Earth herself express the opposite of humanity.

This queen is a dynamic of spiritual maturing which can be lived as force or as spiritual awakening. The choice is ours. This virus is Kali calling us from the very amniotic fluid that still abides in our lungs. Kali, Mahadevi, Vajrakilaya in feminine form, breathes us therefore corona compromises our breathing.

Coronavirus is queen of our lives right now. She, wrathful attention-getter Pele and fierce force of the Tsangpo River, will cause our body to fill its lungs with the fluids of our beginning as a reminder that we are the babies on this planet, the youngest kingdom and species. We exist interdependent with one another and with all of life: mother-child, village-community, animals and plants for food and medicine-and the earth they come from. This Great Mother is also calling us back to ourselves, back to communicating with our voices and faces, back to our hearts.

Additionally, coronavirus is a picture-perfect manifestation of the astrological factors at play; as is death, fear, potential systems’ collapse, and the halt of almost everything. Yet, when the elders foresaw these same astrological configurations, they rejoiced. Destruction precedes renovation and reinvention. Destruction, collapse, and undoing are necessary activities as a beaver clears trees to build a dam which creates an ecosystem and as humanity comes back to itself and the new ways of Being foretold of the incoming Aquarian Age.

No matter what your faith-base, spiritual tradition, set of beliefs or concepts about life, observe our now. Life is One: interconnected in every way. Awareness of that is an awareness of truth. From it all-benefiting and accomplishing wisdom can ensue.

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Meditation: One

One, oneness, wholeness. When we think of humanity, do we think of its oneness? Or are the habits of distinction, references, individuality so ingrained that we cannot?

We meditate with One today because we are One.

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Awakening pt. 2

Life is One. All beings are one. We are one in the current world-event, one in its potential for arising excellence, one in concern, one in death, one in the birth of those who are incarnating during these tumultuous weeks and months, one shared heart beating, one shared Being breathing.

Every moment that you can, offer understanding, wakefulness, harmony, patience, and compassion into the collective consciousness of humanity. If, in this moment, you are healthy, offer it to all who are not and will not be tomorrow. This includes your mental and emotional states. When you experience wonder with a sunrise or sunset, or the beauty of a Spring blossom or bird song, or the wondrous event that is upon the world and all its potential for positive change on every scale of human endeavor, offer that wonder, that beauty, that wondering, that contemplation on potential and vision into the collective human consciousness so that harmony, wonder, awe, wakefulness, contemplation, and thoughtfulness are supported in all of our brothers and sisters and called forward within one’s self.

Every moment that you experience fear, concern, feeling trapped or curtailed, bored or frustrated offer that you recognized your emotional-mind was being overtaken and that with noticing you breathed, smiled into your emotions and mind, and observed the afflictive emotion decrease. Offer your moment by moment triumph into the collective consciousness of humanity. Everyone who uses a moment of troublesome emotion as a method of awareness and transformation is, in that moment, tincturing right antidote (awareness and self-kindness) into the shared emotion-mind stream of humanity. We are benefited by our mindful noticing, those we share space with are benefited as our emotions open and transform from imploding ones to unfolding ones, and brother-sister humanity is benefited because we are one shared beingness and conscious awareness.

If you are ill, sourced from any malady, use illness or infirmity, disability, handicap, or change in the body’s capacity of strength or vitality or balance or cognitive function as a reflection on what is: life is fluid, changing all the time; physical bodies are designed to be strong and then no longer to be so; mortality, frailty, sickness are assured in this life from the moment we are born. Knowing these things and contemplating them deeply illumines how precious each moment is and that no one is alone in their challenging circumstance. The truth is that for every ache and pain in one person, there are likely billions of people in the world this same moment experiencing similar or worse. We share pain, frailty, dying and death with all our brothers and sisters, too. No one escapes the Angel of Death, nor loss, grief, the unknowns of sickness and its journey. But we can use each moment that these truths are the experience of our life as the spark and fuel for awakening. Then, offer your considerations on these by-products of choosing to be born into a body into the collective consciousness of humanity. Every moment of every day, remember that Syria is still ravaged, Venezuela is still ravaged, fire-leveled California and Australia are still ravaged, sea levels are still rising and that the Spring tornadoes have begun. Spring floods are poised as the snows melt, and summer’s heat will break records again. Coronavirus is importantly diverting humanity’s attention away from these in order to get our collective attention. So, as you are attending an ache or pain or difficulty breathing or are engaged in supporting someone in their death-transition, offer your where-with-all to humanity. Realize our shared condition and know that your prayer, and my prayer, and the prayers of everyone who chooses to offer prayers, meditations, contemplations, moment-by-moment awareness, loving-kindness, patience, creativity, spontaneous laughter and spontaneous joy into the collection consciousness is changing that collective consciousness. The only way to change suffering is to change its causes. Reflection, contemplation, and acknowledgement are significant solvents to the causes of suffering.

As you are walking, doing yoga or positioning your meditation cushion just right, notice. Notice the air, your body, your relationship with Mother Earth and all her creatures seen and unseen. Then offer that moment of noticing and everything in that momentary-mandala into the collective consciousness so that others, too, will notice and offer.

As you are preparing a meal notice your actions, the smells, the desires for a particular meal-outcome, the creativity and know-how of what you are doing. Then think about people who –in that very moment– are cooking. Some are using the one pot they have, crouched at a dung-fed small fire. Some are using herbs grown in their gardens, others using spices purchased at a colorful bazaar. Think of the homeless and if they something to eat. Think of the refugees all over the world, what is their situation? My friends, use every moment, whatever thought, emotion, activity, contemplation, frustration, wondering, or creative expression as meditation and reflection on the shared oneness of humanity. Life is ONE; all beings are one. And then offer that moment and all the luminous quality of it, brought forward because you noticed, breathed, smiled, reflected, and mused, into the collective consciousness of humanity.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for and now is the time.

With you, donna

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Meditation: the union of challenge and newness

We begin with a contemplation of change as it has marched through humanity during the decades of our lifetime. We reflect upon the union of difficulty, attended usually with  death, and the newness, awakening, and naked embodiment of something precious birthed through and as a result of the difficulty. As human beings, this union is imperative to understand because it seems to be our collective Path.

Then, we meditate on Oneness: our shared, common existence as one with all.

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Online meditation resumes Tuesday. Yeah!

Internet issues corrected. It will joyous to be with you and meditating together for the world. See you Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 9 am ET/8CT/7MT.

love,

donna

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