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A question of Faith: Causes, Influences and Advice for the Current Phenomena

There has been a lot of strange phenomena happening both within the natural world and that of human society & egoic creations. Our last Dark Moon coincided with a solar eclipse that was visible across many countries, including the United States (where I live) and the following Full Moon in September directly preceded massive solar flares which expand the visibility of the Aurora Borealis. (You can check the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Prediction Center website to see where and when the Aurora Borealis will be visible.) And Hurricane Harvey is ravaging the Southern Part of the United States. In additional to these strong natural phenomena, we have a tumultuous social and political environment that is drastically polarizing communities and pushing people out of political non-involvement and into the public arena of activism and outcry. Invisible wars are coming to the surface and political intrigue is now so blatantly obvious that citizens can no longer deny it’s existence. We wonder: Why is this happening? What are the driving forces behind this bizarre phase? Is there are purpose? Is anything we can do about it?

The world has been changing on both a physical and energetic level. The resurfacing of Shamanic connection to spirits and “rediscovery” of the validity within Ancient Holistic forms of medicine such as Meditation, Yoga, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and so on has pushed human society into a new phase of Evolutionary Integration. One that expands beyond individual health and wellness and into a global synthesis of humanistic ideas & resources along with the current issues within these areas. We are all pushing forward in our own way, and there is friction with the naturally occurring inertia within human society as change is not easily absorbed or accepted.

Hence, I decided to read on What has manifested, the causes, the influences, and the advice for the current situations in order to help us reflect on our circumstance, prepare for and resolve whatever lies within and around us.

What has been manifested are the goals we were working on, both subconsciously and externally; even if we do not consciously choose to go a certain way, our subconscious guides us with subliminal patterns in choices and actions. People have gradually organized themselves into communities and social groups that align with their own personal beliefs and spiritual understandings. What causes this is disappointment with a seemingly lack of success in the external world as we all work internally to grow ourselves in the new self-help and self-development craze brought on by the New Age Movement. There is real actual growth happening, it just isn’t what we expected. Popular notions of Growth are synonymous with Success in mundane and or superficial terms: physical reward, popularity and external acceptance. But True Growth is often uncomfortable and pits us against learned behavior and norms that no longer apply to the current environment. It challenges us to look into the unknown, question what we know and go beyond what we believe is possible. It can also bring disillusionment with a world that just isn’t as splendorous as it was promised to be. Major Influences come from the resurfacing of the Shadows within humanity as we incessantly push forward with. Modern progress is insatiable in it’s drive to continue onward: to do more, do better, and never stop. As we move forward, we may lose ourselves in the process, but then our shadow resurfaces to face us in moments of loss, confusion and brokenness. This dichotomy doesn’t seem to make sense, so it drives people crazy and pushes them against their own personal wall of ability as they try to work through it all. We must face that which we ignore, that which we dislike, that which lies in us and confuses, irritates or disgusts us. It trips us up when we are charging ahead, and now, it is running with us as we are gradually learning to accept and release it. Suggestions on how to deal with this are to not try to control it and allow the emotions and confusion to saturate our being so that we can confront our truth. This allows us to acknowledge and release what needs to be shed. As we shed that which no longer serves us, we grow. This is painful and may make us act nonsensical, but it also allows us to learn more about ourselves as we open up to the truth within and do not try to hide it under an austere or arbitrary persona. We may feel unfortunate about what is happening but true fortune lies inside our hearts as we let go of our grip on the outside and accept ourselves so wholeheartedly that we feel fortunate just being.

What grounds us is inner work to clear away the past along with what no longer serves us. As we focus on inner work, we can collaborate with others to lessen the external workload, and allow for an inner focus. Giving ourselves time to really and honestly take care for ourselves also allows us the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional space to recuperate and restore our mind, body & spirit balance, thus allowing us to more fully and willingly engage and collaborate with others.

What crowns us is to not give up or walk away immediately, but work inwardly so that we are able to leave situations when they no longer encourage our growth. And also be grateful for ourselves, love ourselves and care for ourselves, so that we are able to face negative situations with inner trust and optimism. We may get angry and feel unsupported at times, but if we can at least trust in our own abilities and be thankful for what lies within, we can have an inner faith that carries us through the situations to come.

We are always growing, always changing, and always challenged by ourselves and our environment. We are also all connected to the natural Universe, even as our Ego may push us away and make us feel alone in the world. Know that we are not alone, and even if we feel that way, faith in our own human ability to push onward will carry us through. When we can finally trust ourselves, we can gradually learn to trust our environment and be in flow with energy of the Universe. Faith, Trust, Understanding and Love connects us to our inner knowing, our intuitive and psychic insight about ourselves and our environment.

Personally, I have been through a lot, but once I faced my shadow: my fears, my anger, and my disappointments, I was finally able to release and accept myself more wholly than before. This reading helped me understand how and why Faith has been a strong underlying theme for me these past weeks: Whether or not we have Faith in Humanity and Faith in the Universe depends on whether or not we have Faith in Ourselves. So, do you have Faith? In Humanity, yourself, and the Universe?

Cards pictured are the Wooden Tarot by Andrew Liam Swartz and the Sacred Symbols Oracle Deck by Marcella Kroll

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March 27, 2017 New Moon Forecast : Regaining Self-Trust, ReAssessing the Exchanges, Grounding in Emotional Security and Understanding in our Own Path

March 27, 2017 New Moon Tarot Forecast by Luna is about Regaining Self-Trust and ReAssessing the Exchanges we have in Place while Grounding in Emotional Security and Understanding as we walk our own path.

This upcoming cycle is looking very emotionally comforting and encouraging so I wish everyone the best with their new projects, ideas, inspirations, and “work”!

What is ending is our distrust of ourselves as we feel foolish, what begins is Emotional Security and abundance and we feel in sync with our truth and have Emotional Unity with our Mind, Body and Spirit.

How to release the ending cycle is to get started on our new projects and plans! What helps us move forward into the new cycle is reassessing the exchanges we have in place and not giving so freely. To really considering the value of what we have to offer compared to that of which is given to us in exchange. Having a good sense of Self-Value and Self-Worth really helps with this. So does understanding what the other person really wants and or needs, along with what they are receptive or not receptive of. Grounding in emotional understanding of others can help us really “feel” for what is the best course of action. Remember that Self-Love and Self-Care is a form of Self-lessness as we take are better able to care for others when we ourselves are doing well. And when we are thriving, we have more more to share!

As we Ground in emotional fulfillment and allow our self-love to reach out and embrace others by loving them, we will be able to nourish not just ourselves, but also our friends, family, community, and the world as a whole.

What Crowns us is not arbitrarily following a traditional or well-tested path and going our own way while trusting our Inner Guidance. Knowing that we know what is best for ourselves, despite of what other people say to us, despite of what the world seems to be saying to us. Our strong Grounding in Emotional Security, Fulfillment and Security allows us to Discern between the myriad options offered in the craziness of life.

The deck I used is the Wooden Tarot, by Andrew Liam Swartz from
http://skullgarden.net
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Wishing you all a Wonderful new cycle!


Allowing Divine Inspiration to Bring Abundance

Abundance is when we are in sync with the flow of the Universe which brings us what we need and more, nourishing our growth and expansion. It is also something that many people, including myself having some trouble with. So I wanted to do a reading on this and share my insight. I asked about how to be receptive to divine inspiration, how to understand the signs it provides, and then how to allow the flow of abundance to enter our lives. Being in flow is when our actions are aligned with the signs we are given, and also the divine inspiration that moves us forward. Divine inspiration Inspires us with positive, loving feelings, breakthroughs and confidence. Signs are just signals from the Universe that validate our path, they can be as simple as positive feedback from friends, clients, family, or suddenly receiving gifts when we least expect it. Allowing this all to come to us is what I consider the hardest, especially when we are so used to following certain “steps” or “classes” that are supposed to guarantee success and deviating from them can be scary and discouraging.

I liken it to swimming with or parallel to the current of a river instead of against or across/perpendicular to it. We swim with the current, which is our loving partner in life.

Divine InspirationWorld Rx comes from our inner world, it is formed from our thoughts, mindset, feelings, vibration, and spiritual essence. If we are not seeing the results we want in the external world, then it is time to expand and grow within, so that we may connect to Internal Wealth & Abundance. Because our connection to Divine Source is inside of ourselves, not in the external world.
SignsLovers Rx ask us if we are within integrity and harmony with ourselves. If we are able to love and trust ourselves, knowing that we are acting within Integrity, then it is a sign that we are on the right path.
AllowingDeath letting go of all the excessive and superficial things that the Ego is obsessed with holding onto and trusting the Universe to bring us what serves us best. Letting go of the Ego or External identity is like Dying in a sense.

We allow the old shell to die and crumble away so the seed of Abundance we planted can grow. A seed, which we planted within our inner world’s connection to Divine Source and nourished by our Self-Love/Confidence and Integrity. Death of the past Ego, the past Self allows our seed to grow as we move forward.

I also created a Guided Meditation to help us connect to the energy of Golden Prosperity and Abundant Expansion. Where Golden Balanced Prosperity is about being in flow with the Universe so that we have more than enough resources, food, shelter, human & energetic assistance for everything. We can also inspire others with our Prosperity. Excess is different, it is a negative turn that involves the Ego’s attempt to control the flow which leaves us overwhelmed.
My guided meditation encourages us to be in the flow of abundance as it travels through and around us, inspiring all those within our environment.


January 29, 2017 When Inner Laughter is the key to getting through today

January 28, 2017
Laughter can help us through some tough situations. If we can’t outright laugh at the circumstance, we can either laugh at ourselves or laugh inside to lighten the mood.

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Oracle Reading for July 3 : Navigating with the Masks we wear while Focusing on goals in order to grow

We wear many masks to hide ourselves as we maneuver through the many realms of the self and our environment ie social scene. Know where and what to stay focussed on. Some answers are not hidden, rather, they are in plain sight and we must have the courage to accept and process them in order to grow.
We center & stabilize ourselves by embracing our power and crown each moment with rationale; as the unseen supports us with visible assistance.
July 4 is Independence Day for the USA! So I cheer on everyone on their own path to Personal Independence! Know that you have the power to change your life! Focus on your question/issue/task, acknowledge what needs to be known in your awareness, and wear masks when you feel the need to do so with investigative work.

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Late update, I went to the beach last night to swim in the waves, reconnect, and recent. Self Care is very important, and it may be the solution in plain sight that we are ignoring when we are caught up in everything. Other than working on several business projects and re-organizing my residence i have also fallen back in love with Reading and i’m consuming books with furor!

Here’s a photo of some delicious books i have been going through

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And be careful around the Ocean, last night the tide got so high that it swept away my towel while i was swimming, and then while i was on shore, it poured into the parking lot! I have never seen it do that before, but people who’v been going to that beach for longer than me say that it happens sometimes, after the beach area changes shape. I am just thankful that a friendly bystander saved my bag by dragging it away from the tide. My bag did get half soaked but at least it was still there and had not been swept away! Now I am on the search for another oversized towel. I was quite attached to the one that got swept away, it was big and round, perfect for card readings, relaxing around, sitting for meditation, and thick enough to absorb lots of water when needed.