Archive for August, 2012

Developing True Compassion

Friday, August 24th, 2012
True Compassion develops after we have mastered the art of Forgiveness and learned to Love others unconditionally, for Compassion is an action of the transpersonal self. In this state of Beingness, we do not get entangled in the drama and emotions of the present challenge. Rather, we open our hearts to the people and situations at hand, without emotional attachment to pity, sorrow, or suffering. Anything less, would be either sympathy or empathy.

By sympathizing (being in emotional agreement), or empathizing (feeling another’s emotions or pain), we become part of the problem, instead of part of the solution. For feeling another’s suffering, does not relieve their suffering. Only in a detached state can we truly hold space for that person to heal, or change their life. Practicing true compassion for another often means simply being present with them in silence.

Awakening the Heart!

Like Forgiveness, however, we must first find Compassion for ourselves, before we can truly feel Compassion for others. I learned this from a Tibetan Lama many years ago during a family crisis, where helping out, would have left me devastated emotionally, mentally and psychically. Rinpoche advised me that in this situation, I needed to have Compassion for myself, and that like a good warrior I needed to know when to advance and when to retreat. By following his guidance, I was able to release my feelings of guilt for abandoning my family in a time of need, and later, give them Compassion from afar.

Astrological Update: August 2012

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Astrological ZodiacThis August 2012 boasts two Full Moons each with particular significance.  The first at 10°15′ Aquarius on August 1st, 11:27 pm EDT, features a Yod or Finger of God/Destiny. A Yod is formed by two quincunxes (very difficult aspect) and a sextile (easy aspect) that liberates the configuration into a powerful transformative purpose. The planets involved in the first leg are Pluto quincunx Jupiter and the second leg are Pluto quincunx the Sun and Mercury. The sextile is composed of the Sun and Jupiter, making Pluto the apex of this configuration. (an apex is the main drive of a configuration)

This Yod is transforming humanity to accept a new way of Being by:

  • Learning to develop new insights in overcoming challenge constructively
  • Seeing opportunity in uncertainty
  • Releasing obsessive, outmoded, dogmatic, cultural & personal patterns
  • Being charitable to others
  • Living simple and contemplative lives

The New Moon on August 17th, 25° 8′ Leo at 11:54 am EDT, responds to the Full Moon’s energies with a  

Box configuration composed of the South Node square Sun/Moon, square the North Node, square Neptune/Chiron, square the South Node.

This box of squares creates intense challenge, stress and tension as the entire world reels in reaction to the last Full Moon’s energies. We will seem to be out of synch with the flow of reality.

Then on the last day of the month, August 31, the second Full Moon of August at 8° 34′ Pisces, 9:58 am EDT emerges, balancing Heaven’s energy with both a Yod and a Box. The box is formed by the North Node squaring Mercury, squaring the South Node, squaring Neptune/Chiron, squaring the North Node. This configuration primarily deals with miscommunication within society and not understanding what’s going on.

The Yod, comprised of Uranus quincunx the Sun and Mars, and the Sun sextile Mars, tells a completely different story. With Uranus at the apex, releasing traditional patterns through non-conformity and independent action are emphasized. We are encouraged to stop provoking others, tolerate the differences in humanity and resist self-justification. The sextile helps us to use our will for constructive and creative action, cooperation, and to be courageous in the face of danger.

In conclusion, the month of August seems to reflect humanity’s growing pains as they strive for a higher way of Being.  Try and use these energies to catapult yourself into a higher consciousness.


Totem: Caterpillar

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Boy! this summer sure has been prolific with caterpillar eggs.  With all this heat I’ve been out watering my vegie and flower gardens early every morning to keep my plants flourishing.  While the hose is on drip at their roots, I search my tomatoes and peppers for signs of predators. And everyday I find a new smattering of eggs that have been laid on those tender leaves.  Working with  the same method  I use to deal with aphids, I simply pluck off the infected leaves and throw them onto the lawn.

With all our inner and global transformation going on right now, perhaps Mother Nature is simply reflecting this through her creature’s activities.  As you may already know, the caterpillar tranforms into a moth or butterfly after a stage of metamorphosis.

So if caterpillar has crawled into your garden of life, make note of the most important issues eating at you, and take the opportunity to find healthy solutions, for Caterpillars message says… whatever is ailing you, smooth sailing is ahead.  Simply take some time to turn inward to reflect and contemplate a viable answer for your current difficulties. In this way you can transform obstacles into a beautiful new way of being.

2012 ~ Ancient Prophecy Fulfilled

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

This Sept. 20-24 2012, there will be a Summit of all global Native Nations in Green Valley Missouri to begin the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy that calls forth peace and balance with Mother Earth to become a way of life for all peoples and countries.

The elders will travel from all over North, South and Central America and their ceremonies will align with sacred sites throughout the globe.  See the heart whelming  video!