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Planetary Weather: It’s Eclipse Season

 

It’s the middle of eclipse season when the cosmos encourages new structures and ways of living that are better reflections of the inner self.  Our systems reboot with every eclipse, and the opportunity continues on July 27 (lunar eclipse) and August 11 (partial solar eclipse). With every eclipse, we receive a “boost” of light to reassemble life into a higher form, which can lift us into a new place of being or feel like burn-out.

The huge planetary retrograde continues with Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron moving backwards. (Mercury, planet of communications, moves retrograde on July 26.) Many planets in retrograde can make it feel difficult to find direction, and Mars retrograde (more below) makes everything feel strange and tiring. There is a benefit in retrograde season. The influence of mass consciousness is lessened, and it’s easier to hear our inner voice. When the energetic pool of the world is less agitated, we can find truth and understanding through meditation and reflection.

Sun (life) is in Cancer, a water sign ruling emotion, and Moon (emotions) is in Scorpio, which rules birth, death, and regeneration. In combination, these are forces making for a fertile period of time. (Fertile can refer to thoughts, emotions, actions, and visualizations.)

Sun squares Mars (male, action), which can cause conflict between our path in life and our desire to act. Sun opposes Uranus (awakening, sudden change), and it can cause erratic action and/or conflict between our soul’s path and our personal desire to move forward on the earthly plane.

Moon (emotions) in Scorpio aspects every planet except Mercury (communication). Many aspects with the moon indicate strong, unusual emotions. (Don’t act on them.) Moon squares Mars (action, male), which makes it easy to confuse emotional reaction with a desire for action.

Mars, The Challenge of Non-Action

Mars in Aquarius is retrograde, which can limit and affect physical vitality. It can also cause too much thought and incorrect action. This aspect lasts until August 27. (A square creates tension. Think of a ninety degree angle with two sides pressing against one another.  Mars squares Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) and Uranus (awakening, sudden change).

One of the wisest placements of consciousness during Mars retrograde lies in non-action. In the Taoist tradition, non-action does not mean refraining from action but to become passively awake and aware while performing daily tasks. Through this state of enhanced consciousness, we invoke the inner self, which leads us to deeper realizations. (Action prompted by the inner self is fine.)

Mercury

Mercury (communications) in Leo encourages the learning experience of expressing the truth of the heart. In all honesty, it takes time and work to accurately express the feelings of the heart. Mercury squares Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), encouraging the spiritual task of looking carefully at other people, circumstances, and our own feelings before translating thoughts and feelings into words. (Mercury will join the group of retrograde planets next week.)

Venus

Venus (love, feminine) continues with loving support through a Grand Trine with Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) and Uranus (awakening, sudden change.) Venus opposes (opposite feelings at different times) Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which causes difficulty separating illusion and feelings of love. Venus trines Pluto, which adds passion to the equation. In short, Venus is teaching us about learning to love in new ways at a higher level. (The Grand Trine is in earth signs and points to the possibility of self-nourishment and cultivation of love through nature.)

Jupiter

Jupiter (good fortune) trines Neptune (mysticism, illusion), bringing optimistic thoughts to the surface, and Saturn (karma, time) trines Uranus (awakening, change) and helps in combining the old and new worlds as well as our past and future.

Chiron

Chiron, placed in Aries, indicates the need for a new way of healing – a beginning of experiencing healing in a different way with insights from the Higher Self. Sun (life) and North Node (spiritual direction) trine Chiron, hinting that old wounds can be overcome by focusing on the right path of life while focusing on our spiritual purpose. Saturn (time, karma) squares Chiron as an indication that we continue to review and rewrite old patterns and outdated ways of life.

 

Tips:

  1. Eclipse season creates change within the self. It’s possible to move into a higher level and reconfigure ourselves.
  2. Many planets in retrograde bring strange feelings, which can cause tiredness and/or bring insight into the inner self. (It’s helpful to meditate and create lists of needed tasks on the inner and outer plane.)
  3. It’s an emotional chart with Sun and Moon in water signs. Moon is aspected by many planets, which can cause strange emotions. (Emotions are not always real.)
  4. Mars retrograde brings a feeling of heaviness and sometimes tiredness. Thoughts can seem intense with Mars in Aquarius, and it’s important to think long and hard before taking action. Ask your inner self and meditate on desires for strong action.
  5. Venus is lovely again with her position in the Grand Earth Trine. Spend time in nature and meditate on the beauty. Focus on the heart. (Heart meditations are particularly energizing.)

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

 

New Moon Forecast: Continual Change

Image by Mary Southard

The New Moon appeared on May 15. It’s a time of slipping into the void, a short period that occurs before moving into a cycle of change. The New Moon Chart is weighted with six planets in earth. Jupiter continues to rise on the horizon, bringing good fortune and stamina. Uranus moves into Taurus on the day of the New Moon, marking a motion into the physical realization of the New Age.

With Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Uranus in Taurus, the planets ask for a focus on beauty and growth. Sun (outer self, life) and Moon (inner self, emotions) are conjunct (close) in Taurus, the earth sign ruling abundance, physical beauty, and wealth. Sun and Moon trine Mars (masculine, assertiveness), making it easier to take inspired, strong action in the right direction. Sun and Moon also trine Pluto (subconscious, transmutation), which can aid in illuminating the shadows in life and facilitate moving forward in the light.  (Jung taught that our gifts lie within the darkness of the self.)

Mercury (communications, electronics) recently moved into Taurus. Our thoughts may focus on abundance, beauty, and alteration of our environment. It gives connection with nature, amplifying our ability to see color, hear sound, and align with the rhythm of the natural world. Mercury in Taurus also stabilizes and grounds the body, and it aids with creating prosperity.

Mercury (communication) squares Mars (masculine, assertiveness).  Mercury in Taurus can cause stubbornness, lack of flexibility, and an inability to see the viewpoint of others, and Mars pushes the desire to act on our thoughts in an assertive and/or aggressive way. The challenge lies in saying how we feel about our frustrations, anger, or upset in a way that bring resolution.

Mercury also trines Saturn (structure, karma). A trine is a harmonoius aspect, which allows use of Saturn’s qualities such as structure, long term planning, discipline, and practicality. These qualities can be applied mentally when accessing the best way to approach future desires. Mercury conjuncts Uranus (sudden change, awakening), and it can cause erratic and/or inspired, brilliant thoughts.

Venus (love, abundance, feminine) is placed in Gemini, the twins, an air sign, which encourages communication, friends, short journeys, and quick conversation. Venus squares Neptune (idealism, mysticism, illusion). The square is beneficial; it offers attunement to physical and spiritual beauty, which gives greater alignment with the inner self. Take time to see the world through this perspective.

Mars (male, assertion) will move into Aquarius on May 16.  The energies of Mars and Aquarius are not particularly compatible. Mars likes strong, direct action, and Aquarius likes to think, share big ideas, and act on causes for humanity-at-large. Put the two together, and there’s a strong desire to become more individual, promote positive group endeavors, and tune into New Age ideals. (The caution is becoming too open to ideas without considering them thoroughly and to refrain from mental superiority.)

Mars squares Uranus, which is volatile. It can denote sudden, erratic change or ideas and thoughts bordering on genius that create breakthrough moments. With this aspect – and life at this time – it’s important to identify the cause of pain in our lives and seek new, original solutions. (On a global level, it’s not enough to know there are environmental problems. We must see a solution and the change that would follow. We need to identify our highest version of the world and begin by taking small actions. The same is true with social and personal issues.)

 

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) in Scorpio remains close to the earth, and it lifts our spirits, gives vitality, and strength to pursue our inner goals. Jupiter trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, idealism), and the aspect renews optimism, harmony, and a sense of well-being.

Uranus

Uranus moves into Taurus today. It’s a massive change that will affect many of our perceptions about spiritual change, environmental issues, and abundance. (I’m visualizing everyone in a comfortable state of abundance.) Earth changes may accompany this shift.

Sun and Moon trine (harmonious) Pluto (underworld), indicating the possibility of becoming more resourceful when looking at the past—and the darkness of the world at large. Part of spiritual change is understanding the events within the self and world, which cast us into darkness. From this vantage point, we can vibrate above them.

Venus (love, relationships) and Saturn (karma, limitation) square Chiron, the wounded healer. The issues most likely to surface will involve love, relationships, and personal karma. However, this chart is powerful enough to help in creating a “new” self who is freer, lighter, and less reactive to old karma.

Notes:

  1. It’s a beautiful chart with Sun/Moon/Mercury in Taurus, which is ruled by Venus, goddess of love and beauty. It’s a wonderful time to think about transforming our lives with these two qualities. Sun/Moon trines Pluto, offering an opportunity to transcend our current limitations.
  2. Uranus moves into Taurus, and it expands our ability to create our New Age principles in physical form. The shift appears on the New Moon, indicating the possibility of a new way of living and perceiving life.
  3. Throughout the year, Mars creates conjunctions and squares with the outer planets, emphasizing the need to reflect thoroughly on action. The best actions are well timed, resulting from the impetus of the inner self, and wrong actions come from habitual, negative emotions and repetitive thoughts based on patterns. (Mars conjuncts (close) Pluto (subconscious)—an indication that old patterns are likely to surface.)
  4. Mars in Aquarius currently squares Uranus in Taurus, which can cause erratic action, sudden change, and/or inspiration that leads to awakening. Mars square (tension) Uranus tends to bring anger and irritability to the surface. It’s easier to change the feeling and/or suspend judgement of others when we know the cause is merely temporary.
  5. We may experience the sensation of old patterns, relating to love and karma, but there are positive energies available to transmute them.

Sabian Symbols, based on Lynda Hill’s The Sabian Oracle

Sun/Moon is placed on Taurus 25, “A Large Well-Kept Public Park” could symbolize future care of the earth as a beautiful, collective space. With current earth changes, it may represent a way of aligning with nature in a positive, group experience. (It may include care of flora, fauna, etc. It’s interesting to note that much of our wilderness is National Forest land.)

Mercury sits on Taurus 5, “A Youthful Widow, Fresh and Soul-Cleaned from Grief, Kneels at an Open Grave to Receive the Secret of Eternal Life”.  Many of us have passed through difficult soul lessons, including grief, during this entry into the New Age. The symbol indicates a possibility of transcending disappointments and grief to create a new, whole life.

Venus is placed on Gemini 26, “Winter Frost in the Woods” depicts an image of dormancy—the long sleep of nature during winter months. We may long for a new type of love, a deeper heart understanding of life. The time is not now, but it is coming as we move a shift of consciousness.

Mars sits on Capricorn 30, “Directors of a Large Firm Meet in Secret Conference”. The term, directors, could refer to the government, angels, or forces of nature. On the physical level, secrets and policies are created behind closed doors. On the spiritual level, we follow our guides and angels, which are unseen but act as directors nonetheless. (It’s also true that we’re moving into a New Age, which does seem directed by forces that are yet unknown.)

Jupiter sits on Scorpio 18, “A Quiet Path through Woods Brilliant in Autumn Coloring” refers to change, specifically to the type of change that occurs when life becomes dormant. Scorpio penetrates into the darkness, and the symbol may refer to old issues, which need clearing and releasing, before reaping the harvest of Jupiter’s benevolence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

Planetary Change: Chiron in Aries & Other Changes

 

Let’s look at the biggest changes before glancing at the current forecast. Uranus (May 15) and Chiron (currently) are changing signs, which brings a significant shift in the feeling and tone of the overall energies.
Chiron, the wounded healer, is on the 1st degree of Aries, marking the beginning of a new cycle. When placed in Aries, Chiron asks for change relating to action, which is often the result of thought, emotion, or reaction. (Healing wrong action can involve identifying subconscious patterns, learning to observe the self, and discerning the right action at the appropriate time. It also involves healing wounds from the past that may block perception of the truth.
In Aries, we can assume the focus is learning about right action, which comes from the heart as opposed to reaction and aggression. Wrong action can refer to inner programs based on fear, beliefs, and misunderstanding; right action can vary between gentle compassion and a sharp edged sword.
Chiron’s last stay in Aries extended from 1968-1976. Obviously, it pushes for action based on beliefs and feelings. On a personal and spiritual level, the challenge lies in learning how to observe our emotions and beliefs to create positive motion/action in our inner and outer world.

The faraway planet was named after a centaur with a wound that never healed. But Chiron was also a healer and teacher. On his quest for self-healing, he learned how to help others. Often, we take on the same role by sharing processes learned while healing our deepest wounds.

Forecast:

Sun moves into Taurus, an earth sign, on April 20, slowing the motion of life and reconnecting us to the earth and nature. (April moved quickly with many planets in the fire sign of Aries). Venus (love, feminine) remains in Taurus, which heightens our ability to perceive beauty and experience physical love of life.

Mercury (thought, communication) sits in Aries. It’s direct, meaning that it’s easier to think clearly, put thoughts into form and navigate through life. Mercury in Aries gives inspiration and enthusiasm with all aspects of life associated with communication. In a few days, life will run more smoothly and feel less confusing. (Mercury squares Saturn in Scorpio, asking to look more deeply before taking actions that will create big changes in life.)

Venus in Taurus trines (harmonious) Mars in Capricorn. It’s a beautiful combination of earth energy as Venus adds harmonious vibes to the Mars’ (male, action) desire to take act and create change in the physical world. It can also invoke harmony between the sexes and the two sides of the self.

Mars (action, male) and Saturn (limitation) are conjunct (close), and they are both in retrograde position. This somewhat confusing conjunction goes on for some time, and the retrograde position of the planets can actually lessen the effect of the influence of two different planets.

Uranus will move into Taurus on May 15. When a large planet moves from fire to earth, it exerts a big influence on the earth. It may affect weather, emotions/thoughts, and the overall sensation of energy in general. (Expect erratic, sometimes upsetting behavior on the parts of others. It’s also easy to overreact to others with this swing in the energy.)

Notes:

  1. Sun is conjunct Uranus, which can heighten awakening and/or bring sudden erratic change. (Focus on stability with good aspects of life.) Sun trines (harmonious) Saturn (form, karma, limitation), and this positive aspect can aid with creating positive, new structures for our life. Sun square (tension) Pluto (transformation, underworld) can bring old patterns to the surface for transmuting into new outlooks and beliefs.
  2. Sun and Venus in Taurus give grounding and connection with the earth. Their influence tends to slow time and making lovely to sit outdoors and dream—or build new forms.
  3. Mercury direct in Aries heightens our ability to communicate and take action.
  4. Aspects with Mars can make situations seem volatile and increase our tendency to act in a reactive way. Breathe, observe, and wait to respond.
  5. Big changes will appear with Chiron in Aries and Uranus’ move into Taurus on May 15. Sensitive individuals are already feeling the shift.

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

Creating Change from Within

 

When working on personal dreams, it’s to commit a specific amount of energy to helping the world through action, word, and vision. A few ideas for passive change to help the self–and the world–are listed below.

  • Focus on a personal feeling of peace. Notice how it feels and expand this inner state to the surrounding area. Imagine everyone and everything encompassed n a wave of peace. Feel the peace like waves in an ocean
  • Send pink light to every particle and atom in the space around you. Pink light is unconditional love, and it lifts everything in its sphere. (Sometimes, it’s easier to send pink light as opposed to “love” because we color the feeling of love with many personal preferences.
  • It’s important to learn to pause whenever we feel discordant energy between ourselves and another human being. It’s helpful to pull back our energy and briefly see the other person’s point of view or feeling. From this place, imagine seeing their inner light. (This is simply to clear energy and remove them from our energy field.) In general, pause whenever emotions are strong. Pull back into the inner self.
  • Separate from mass consciousness (lower global consciousness, including emotion) often. The entire world is changing, and it moves between light and darkness. Ask for alignment with the inner self when life feels heavy and difficult. Focus on the feeling of the flow when accompanied by a wave of happiness. (The overall energy should change in an hour or two.)
  • Learn to see the opposite of the difficult side of life. The images in our mind travel very quickly as we become more psychic. If we focus on a negative, world happening, we actually intensify it. It’s helpful to see the opposite of the difficulty, move into the heart, and ask the universe to provide the feeling of an answer. (Of course, it’s also helpful to send the feeling of the answer out into the world. Somewhere, someone is meditating and/or praying. They will receive the feeling and amplify it.)
  • Spend time in nature. Ground the body and take time to see the perfection of leaves, flowers, and wildlife. This practice eases the pressure, aligning body and spirit.
  • Practice self-nurturing. Rest when energy is low; act when energy is high. (There is a new energetic rule. It’s not helpful to send energy or help others when energy is low. It’s the opposite of the Piscean Age. Keep the cup half-full at all times.)
  • Release judgement when possible. It’s fine to have an opinion or belief, but it’s helpful not to inflict it on others.
  • Practice faith, hope, and courage. It takes faith to create strong, positive visions. It takes courage to continue to see them, and it requires faith and hope to make a consistent effort. But it’s also how we learn to believe in ourselves–and our inner work.

 

Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

Ascension through Sacred Geometry

Presented courtesy Spirit of Maat

Thomas Morton was recognized as one of the world’s leaders in the understanding and application of Sacred Geometry. Here, he talks of how, through utilizing sacred geometry, we can create a vortex of energy that acts as our own inner temple. Upon entering that sacred space in meditation, we can access the deep silence, becoming empowered to recognize lower thought forms and ascend in consciousness and being.

From there, he teaches, we become alchemists, transmuting intent into physical manifestation.

Julia: Just to begin, could you explain for our readers the importance of Sacred Geometry?

Thomas: Most of us who have an interest in Sacred Geometry have a burning desire to understand Creation — to know how everything comes into existence. When we have the desire to understand these things, the path takes us to higher vibrations and frequencies, colors and sounds, as both are one and the same, being but different expression of Energy.

In studying the Sacred Geometry of Creation, we first understand that creation takes place in what is known as “no time and space,” and that it then enters into dimensionality through the intra-dimensional doorway known as the Golden Mean Spiral.

Why do we utilize Sacred Geometry? The purest answer is because it creates for us the frequencies of a controlled place of deep silence, the place of The Silent Watcher, that has no beginning or end. The Golden Mean is the doorway to this place known as “no time and space,” where we can interact with Creation. It is the sacred doorway to the intuitive, the space to where we once again are God in action.

This sacred space is also an environment of a frequency of great understanding within the universal All That Is. En masse, we are creating a tremendous amount of discordant energy on the planet, and in order to again become the Master Presence that we are, we need to cease participating in the thoughts and feelings that give rise to discord. The closer we become to the Creator, the further we move from the analytical mind, and the more we awaken the intuitive mind.

This is our destination: to unlearn, as the Tibetans state it. To once more allow the intuitive to be the directing force, and allow the outer, or analytical, mind to take a step back into its divine plan of carrying out the intuitive.

So the student uses Sacred Geometry to bring in a controlled space for the purpose of entering into the Great Silence, where we then have a choice of which thoughts and feelings we will participate with. The focus and discipline of Sacred Geometry sustains the silent mind. We go into that space in order to send discordant thoughts and feelings into the Light.

Julia: Could you compare the sacred space within a physical temple to the one we create within? How does the sacred space in the physical temple come into being?

Thomas: If we take it as given that there is energy acting within the pyramids and temples, then we might first want to look to the cause of that energy. Every effect has to have a cause, so where does the energy come from?

The greatest source of energy on the earth is electromagnetic energy, energies of outer Creation that actually surround the planet and reside in what is known as the magnetosphere. In essence, the planet is a giant gyro. A solid core that spins faster than the outer shell creates this electromagnetic energy.

It’s important to understand that this energy has the acting energy of the electron, or the intelligent part of the atomic structure.

Seeing this, we can now see that the temples are like antenna to this magnetosphere. They call in a vortex of magnetic energy.

When the electromagnetic energy vortex enters the temple, the electron is split away from the magnetic wave and both are utilized to create three harmonics within the temple itself, and there are in turn three chambers in the Great Pyramid that express these three different frequencies.

The King’s Chamber represents the spiritual, and has the quality of Silence, the place of everything that was, is, and will be.

The Queen’s Chamber is the mental chamber, where for example you could write an equation one mile long and recall it all.

Finally, the catacombs, or the place of the dead, is the place of alchemy, bringing energy into the physical plane or the third dimension. New plant and animal life, for example, could be created here without disharmony, through this great alchemy of love.

So the Great Pyramid represents these three frequencies of energy and the harmonic creation of new forms of life.

Zero point — the controlled space I talked of earlier — is always present in the Great Pyramid. And we also utilize this controlled space in many of the other temples, like Macchu Pichu, that were erected as ascension schools.

The alchemy of creating new forms of life in the ascension temples took place at the time of the solstice, because at the exact moment when the energy switches either from the longest or the shortest day, there is a Zero Point where it was possible to bring these new forms onto the planet harmony with the All That Is.

Likewise, there are three energies or frequencies that are used for creation: Force, Thought (knowing), and Love. In the third dimension, these three aspects of creation are usually experienced as the experience of physicality, mind, and Love. These are the energies that actually surround us in the seen and unseen.

Julia: What about emotional energy?

Thomas: Emotional energy is not noted here because that is simply a combination of feelings and thoughts.

So we can see the representation of Being One with the Universal Creation or All That Is.

But the most important message is that we have a temple within each one of us. All of the great masters have told us of this temple. It is the Temple of the Heart.

All of the great outer ceremonies are simply representational of what we can do and become within. Ascended Master Jesus the Christ said of the miracles he had performed, “All this ye can do, and more.” The true work for each of us is within our own temple.

Julia: How do we create sacred space? How do we apply this in our lives?

Thomas: Sacred space was created before the temples. It is a state of creation itself. We can create sacred space in our own temple. If we pray or meditate in one place regularly, we then create a vortex. By vortex, I mean “spinning energy,” whether it is positive or negative. The personal vortex is also a Golden Mean spiral. The spinning of the chakras creates a doorway into no-time and space. If we can create the doorway, then we have access to the Great Silence.

So we utilize Sacred Geometry to create a sacred space from which to ascend to the point of being Love in Action, in the Now. We can express this ascended God presence in the third dimension by applying or being in the Great Silence. We cannot be generating discord and applying Love divine at the same time. We have to be able to sustain the Love in the Now, and extend it out into the dense world of Creation. The same doorway of the Golden Mean is used in this respect also. We become God in Action.

Julia: What tools do we gain within this sacred space for living in the dense or physical world?

Thomas: The ego, or analytical mind, has been taught that it is in charge, and this teaching must be unlearned. Being in the sacred space teaches us to move beyond the analytical mind and into the intuitive mind. We can encounter the intuitive mind only in sacred space, and from there we can learn to identify the analytical mind.

The analytical mind co-creates doubt, fear, and resistance, as well as the patterns that we play through our mind when we are operating out of habituated behavior, on automatic pilot.

Of course, the analytical mind resists entering this sacred space. We have to realize that we will have doubts and fears about the “inner knowing” or truth that we encounter in sacred space. We have to have the faith and courage to stay with the inner knowing, even when we don’t see proof of what we experienced and felt.

We will still feel doubt and fear, but once we realize that they come from the lower mind, the analytical mind can know that these instead of participating with these thoughts and feelings, we need to transmute them.

The Akashic Records say that the lower, or carnal, mind sprang forth at a certain point in time. This tells us that it is finite, for only finite things have a beginning. Infinity has no beginning. But finite things also have an end. As well as having a beginning point, the finite mind also has an end point. For this reason, it is much more afraid of us, who are conquering it, than we are afraid of it.

And until the lower mind reaches its end point, it will continue to create as much chaos as possible, for that is how it sustains itself. It gets its energy by stealing ours.

When we generate lower thought and feeling, it goes to the lower collective. This is why we must watch carefully within our minds, standing guard not to participate with doubt. For example, the lower mind will definitely seed doubt about what I’m saying here, for it does not want to be found out. It constantly puts our focus on outer things and illusions.

As a result, we need to actually crave discipline. No matter how much resistance we have to meditating each day or being in the sacred space, we need to apply discipline to every aspect of our lives, including eating and breathing. And we need most of all to stand guard on our consciousness.

So we have to have a plan for meditation, a plan for the expression of the true self.

Julia: How is alchemy used in the sacred space? How can we use this practice in creation?

Thomas: Let’s say that we realize the need to meditate and create a sacred space or altar for meditation.

So we do this. And after we accomplish meditation in this place, we have actually changed the energy of that place. We can walk by it and allow ourselves to feel that the energy really has changed.

This is alchemy, the actual change in a physical space caused by spiritual intent.

Alchemy in the mental realms occurs when we seek the silence and transmute our thoughts. So we begin with sacred space and enter into the inner calmness. We then go to work standing guard, transmuting thought and feeing until we reach the Great Silence. And once, through inner work, we have remembered how to reach the Great Silence, we begin to apply this discipline in the Now — in every moment of every day.

When we start to go into deep silence, there will be a feeling of resistance. If we realize that this feeling is a temptation to procrastinate, then we know that this feeling needs to be transmuted.

So, for example, we may remember that we need to make a phone call or feed the dog or balance the checkbook. So we then realize that, of course, all of these things must be done. But right now we are learning not to participate in these thoughts. We are realizing that these thoughts and feelings, which have misled us for so long, are attempting to take us out of the Now. So we stop going along with them.

The best permanent solution I have ever experienced is to be in the great alchemy of lifting up and transmuting these energies, as they seek to intrude, back to their perfect form and color.

So, to sum it up: When we go into this place of silence, the outer/lower mind tries to intrude. But we can identify the thoughtforms of the outer mind and learn to “tag” them when their energy intrudes.

And once we have identified them, we can stop them. For example, we can ask God to take the thoughtform and send it up to the Light. If we do this long enough, this transmutation process will actually become an auto-response to the thought patterns of the outer mind.

If the thoughts are stopped, we can go into a place of true silence. The Light is silent. Peace is silent. We have to move into the silence Now. For there is no other time but Now. We can only be in the silence if we are in the Now. If we are not in the Now, we are out of the silence.

The lower mind is not in charge. It just wants to be. But the analytical mind was actually created for the purpose of carrying out, in physical reality, the commands of the intuitive God Center within each one of us. If we recognize the thought forms and feelings of the lower mind, we have free will and choice. If we don’t recognize them, then we have no choice.

This Now, which is within the heart, is the sacred space of the temple within. This is the place at which we can reach Zero Point and create. We can actually command thought through our feeling center and qualify the particles to act. This is the alchemical act of precipitation. From this point, there is no question as to what we are, what we are becoming. We have willed it; it is as certain as knowing who is coming to dinner because we have invited them to dinner. When we create something at this level, we simply expect it to show up in the manifestation plane.

This is important. Expecting what we create to show up is energy brought into manifestation. It is like looking at the thunderclouds and knowing that it will rain. There is no question.

The laws of Alchemy say to “become the accomplished desire,” to feel it, to be it. When we become the accomplished desire, and do not participate with doubt and sustain the application, we precipitate the desire.

When we command the desire through being centered, we literally command the particles that compose matter to act. This is alchemy — the transmutation of thought into the material plane.

We will be tempted to believe, through the action of doubt, that the accomplished desire will not show up or manifest — that the process didn’t work. But the truth is always that if we don’t participate with doubt, fear, or worry, we will experience what we are intending to manifest. There is a delay or response time — it could be seconds, minutes, or days, depending on the amount of knowing that was applied to the manifestation and our level of previous attainment — but it must happen.

The more you apply these universal laws, the quicker things come into manifestation. But we never wait for the manifestation, for this would mean it has not yet happened. No matter what we may think, God within has acted, and it is up to us to hold this knowing.

In this space/time between universal and manifest — before the precipitation — it is important to transmute all permutations of the lower mind, and this means any feelings or thoughts that relate to doubt, fear, or worry.

All lower things, when raised, pass through the violet flame. These thoughts can be eliminated by sending them through the violet flame, transmuting them, and staying in the place with the accomplished desire. The accomplished desire will then manifest.

This is alchemy. It is how it can be used to manifest the Creation in the sacred space in the temple. We are all temples with sacred space. We can all transmute our feelings and create our desires through this application of alchemy.

We can move dimensionally into ascension through this same application. This is the greatest alchemy of all, to ascend. We do not need workshops, or teachers, or temples any more. We need only to remember what we have always known. We enter into this knowing in The Great Silence.

Julia: Do you have any thoughts in closing?

Thomas: Anyone can create and sustain sacred space. We are all equal. You can remember to transmute the outer or lower mind that will seek to intrude. Whatever you need is here through the application of these Universal Laws.

These things of God are here for our use. You must learn to become disciplined to apply them. Our desires will change from wanting what we want to wanting what we need. We will be again in the dance of life.

We are all here to serve. If you know it, that’s great. If you do it, that’s even better.

For some of us, the ascension process makes us want to run away. For others, we ask what we can do to be of service.

If you are a priest or priestess — someone who understands the Light and Silence — then hold this Love Light of Truth in service so that it is available for those that are moving into this consciousness.

Thomas Morton awakened spiritually at an early age and has been in service ever since. His life has been focused on healing the planet’s energies. To that end he works with both beginners and advanced lightworkers, and travels the world, speaking to groups and working directly with the Earth’s grid.

New Year’s Super Moon

The full moon appears at 9:24 pm on January 1. It’s a super moon, close to the earth and energetically intense. Many of the planets are placed in feminine signs, and there are two Grand Trines in water (emotion), indicating harmonious motion through life and calmer emotions.
The first full moon in January is called the Wolf Moon, referring to the stamina and strength of the wolf, which is needed in times of cold and difficulty. The wolf pack is based on the matriarchy with a female wolf that leads as the alpha. (This is a very feminine year, beginning with a full moon and 12 full moons to follow. The original calendars, based on feminine, earth energy, contained 13 moons.)

 

The Sun is in Capricorn, an earth sign represented by the goat, who can ascend to great heights. Sun (life, outer world) conjuncts Venus (love, beauty) and Pluto (power of transmutation, underworld.) Through love (Venus), it may be possible to use power (Pluto) to transform our world. (Of course, this works best by focusing on the heart.)

 

Moon (inner world, emotions) is placed in Cancer, the mother of the oceans and life. The Moon trines (harmonious) Mars (assertion, male energy), Jupiter (good fortune), and Neptune (illusion, mysticism, dreaming). The beautiful trines encourage flowing emotion, harmony and good fortune with action, and creative dreaming (manifesting.) (After weeks of charts filled with fire, the full moon chart is restful.)

 

Mercury (communications, mind) sits in Sagittarius. It trines Uranus, forming a harmonious aspect between the lower (Mercury) and higher, cosmic mind (Uranus). It’s possible to receive information for greater understanding of self and the world. (It’s important to discern between the ego and inner self as Mercury squares Neptune, which can distort the “read”.)

 

Venus (love, beauty) in Capricorn conjuncts Saturn (karma, limitation), which can make love (temporarily) feel heavy and/or difficult. Venus also conjuncts the Sun, which is uplifting, and it conjuncts (close to) Pluto, which can give the power to transmute old limitations into a new, more powerful outlook on life.

 

Mars (male, assertion) is conjunct (close to) Jupiter in Scorpio. If the emotional intensity of Mars in Scorpio is used properly, it can flow through limitations/blocks and bring good fortune. Mars also trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), heightening sensitivity and creativity. (It’s another wonderful aspect for manifestation.)

 

Jupiter (good fortune, benevolence) trines Neptune (mysticism, illusion), offering positive, creative energy. The aspect increases our desire for magical, mystical experience, and it offers an aura of hopefulness about life. Jupiter also trines Uranus (new age, quantum field), opening our consciousness to innovative and positive ideas.

 

Fruition, fertility, and growth are conferred by the full moon. With most of the planets in feminine signs (water and earth), it is a chart for growth of emotions, hope, and creativity. It’s a lovely way to begin the year!

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

Good Things II

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I’m listing some of my favorite things, ranging from books to medicinal herbs and crystals. You’ll find links and suggestions. I am NOT an affiliate with any of these people or services. I simply like them — and thought you might, too.

Medicinal Foods

Amazing chocolate formulas. The green drink is wonderful, and they offer great recipes. Everything is made in Hawaii. It may take a few days for delivery. Click here.

Energetix

Energetix formulas are quite good, and they can be found on Amazon.

Tinctures for Health

Made by a young herbalist from mushrooms gathered near the Pisgah National Forest, I’ve found these products invigorating and supportive of better health. (Products are “local” if you’re on the east coast.)

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Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium erninaceus) has been used for millennia by Buddhist Monks to improve brain function.  Two of its unique classes of constituents hericenones and erinacines have been found to increase Nerve Growth Factor (stimulate nerve regeneration.)

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is called the King of Mushcrooms because of its anticarcinogenic, immunomodulatory, antitumor, adaptogenic, anti-mutagenic, geno-protective, antiviral, and antioxidant properties.  (David Wolfe is perhaps chaga’s most famous advocate and author of the only book dedicated to the fungus.)

Email ryan.milt@gmail.com

 

Crystals

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Gillian of Quantum Awakening has marvelous stones and crystals. The selection is small, but she charges the crystals. They have “clean” energy and work amazingly well. Sign up for her newsletter to see current selections or go to her website, the Quantum Awakening.

Sage Goddess also offers good crystals and stones. (The other selections don’t interest me.) Click here.

 

Oracle Cards

Colette Reid offers three packs of cards for electronic choice. Free if you sign up for her newsletter.  Click here to go to site.

Doreen Virtue has free, simple readings with more services available by signing up for her newsletter. Click here to go to site.

OSHO cards, interesting and free. Click here to visit site.

Tarot.com offers several readings for $20. It’s surprisingly accurate. Click here to visit site.

Nicki Scully has free oracle cards, The Anubis Oracle: A Journey into Shamanic Egypt. Click here to visit site.

 

Books and Movies

I haven’t watched any fabulous movies or series. I love streaming through Amazon and Hulu (no commercials or news.) I “change” channels often on Amazon.

Here are a few of my recent book selections.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. It’s exquisite, and the book was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Read it!

Working with Angels, Fairies, and Nature Spirits by William Bloom. It’s about communicating with the natural world for healing, growth, and co-operation.

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. It’s not as good as Practical Magic, but I couldn’t resist the sequel.

Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. It’s a fabulous read about Pissaro’s mother. Descriptions are exquisite and masterful.

News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Novel is based on real life accounts of people who were captured by Native Americans.

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer.

Making the Gods Work for You by Caroline Casey.

Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley-Farrand.

The Valkyries by Paulo Coelho. It’s a strange (but good) book about angels.

There’s also a reading list on this site under resources, which lists many books that I often study and read.

Online Reading

Tiny Buddha – online quotes and articles

Spirit of Maat – new age articles

Vitamins

Vitacost is an excellent source of mainstream vitamins, essential oils, and food at less than retail price. Click here. (vitacost.com)

Plants and Seeds

Nichols Garden offers many selections, including organic seeds. Inexpensive and rapid delivery. Click here

 

Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

 

Five Ways to Find More Light

 

With current shifts in the world, it’s not always comfortable to live in a sea of change. It is possible to shift our consciousness to a higher point–and vibrate above the lower frequencies. It takes practice and repetition to do anything, but life feels much better when we remember how (and where) to change our consciousness.

  1. Nature always helps. Sit under a tree or go for a walk. (The needles of evergreens provide cleansing energy. Hold them between the fingers for 30-60 seconds.) Ponder the expanse of sky, and focus on the line between the earth and heaven. This line provides a great deal of energy. Ask nature to help by easing pain and lifting the spirit. (Nature listens.)
  2. When afraid and/or depressed, focus on the inner self. Think about connecting to the universe–and the sensation of light. (Focus on the feeling of sunlight, if necessary.) This simple act repels the darkness and alleviates fear.
  3. Become neutral. Learn to refrain from judging others–even when they’re wrong. Staying neutral means observing the situation and pulling back from reaction.
  4. Remain patient about life. The light is growing even as the darkness becomes apparent. The end of one cycle is the beginning of another cycle. It’s wise to surrender to the process while envisioning a new level of happiness and peace. (This is true on a personal and outer level.)
  5. Take time to love the self. Reflect on the many expressions of love, which range from fierceness to tenderness, unconditional giving to strong boundaries, and self-nurturing to surrendering to the flow of life. Oddly, loving the self (in the right way) is helpful in developing the power to send love and light to others.

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.