Inviting the stars to assist in release and renewal..Scorpio new moon eclipse

Fall has officially arrived. The promise of rest and cocooning is mirrored in the graceful way the orange and yellow leaves fall towards the earth. After one of the hottest summers ever recorded globally, the exhale of autumn is welcome and the smell of pumpkin pies, and hot cocoa are more than just fictions of the mind.

I have had a full summer, in fact, a full 5 years really and for the first time since the whirlwind began, i have taken up residence in what i can only describe as my perfect sanctuary. Nestled between oak and maple trees, steps from the beach with the sound of marine life and the wind whipping waves and branches, my warm hearth calls me to the slower rhythms of this calming season.

I am grateful. Canadian Thanksgiving just passed and with it the old adage, be grateful for all you have. This is one of the recipes in the spiritual diaspora that one often hears spoken.  Invoking the presence of gratitude whether we are in the space of receiving all, or still creating space for it and watering it with the energy we seek, it is good medicine to feel gratitude right here and right now.

I am grateful. Though these last few moons have been incredibly trying and deeply unsettling, the way an earthquake cracks and reshapes the earth, leaving gashes in its wake, I am grateful.

We are entering, in my humble opinion, the age of release. Releasing guilt, shame…releasing expectations and activities that do not serve us at all anymore. And this is of course happening to individuals everywhere but i see it more as it relates to the greater ocean of release. Mother Earth is releasing pent up energies in the form of superstorms and earthquakes. Cultures are releasing through the deep need to bring women into the folds of equality and our boys worldwide out of useless wars that serve only to exacerbate. I see release in the form of conversations in social media circles discussing difficult material honestly and openly, as well as more and more people releasing baggage by joining a yoga studio or a spiritual community and learning how to  quiet the mind.

Release is the main theme of Scorpio and with this New Moon in Scorpio and this solar eclipse, we are be giving excellent support in releasing…

excerpt from MysticMamma.com on the solar eclipse we just experienced yesterday

 

“This alignment disrupts the usual flow of solar energy, dissolving old energy and behavior patterns so something new can manifest. 
“At a solar eclipse, we get to see the planting of the solar seed in the New Moon’s womb, and are therefore more conscious of what the possibilities are for this cycle.  As you can see, solar eclipses create extra powerful New Moons, marking times of major endings and new beginnings to an aspect of your life…”
“Scorpio wants us to feel what the right action is to take, and that means seriously looking into the unconscious to understand what we really feel and want out of life.  Not what we think we should want.   Not what we’ve been told to want.  But what we truly desire.  
“And that means understanding our feelings of vulnerability and our fears concerning betrayal, violence, rejection and self-worth, and the unconscious defense mechanisms which keep us from our authentic truth.”
“…Scorpio’s strength is that it isn’t afraid of the Dark, and so when the Sun is in Scorpio, it is a perfect time to look at our Shadows and see what we’ve been in fear of, suppressing and repressing.”
“When we can look within and see how those stuck emotional patterns keep us from what we truly want in life, we can consciously choose to shed those old patterns like a snake skin.  What may have protected us in the past no longer serves our on-going life and we have to die to an old way of being and acting, to be re-born to a higher level of consciousness.”

 

And so …with that insight.. i just made myself a cup of tea and i am going to go and sit and rest inside the warmth of my hearth and connect with the parts of myself that i feel are ready to be lovingly released and let go…

I will gently connect and detach from them and when i feel lighter and clearer i will plant some seeds for my tomorrow and start watering them today.

I wish you all to feel the sweetness of surrender as i do, and the great opportunity we have with Scorpio helping out by holding the angles in the sky for us as we all in our own perfect ways continue this dance of life and death in the great web of life.

My motto these days…”We Are the Ones we have been Waiting For”

here is the full poem written by an unknown Hopi Elder~

“You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour.  And there are things to be considered . . .

Where are you living?
What are you doing?
 What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.”

Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said, “This could be a good time!”

    “There is a river flowing now very fast.  It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.  They will try to hold on to the shore.   They will feel they are torn apart and will suffer greatly. 

    “Know the river has its destination.  The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above water.   And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate.  At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, Least of all ourselves.  For the moment that we do,  our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt. 

    “The time for the lone wolf is over.  Gather yourselves!  Banish the word struggle from you attitude and your vocabulary.  All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. 

    “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

— attributed to an unnamed Hopi elder

Hopi Nation

Oraibi, Arizona

 

mmmmmm

Peace

..sip …sip..ahhhhhh

 

Naia~

Hypersensitivity~ the body’s call to quiet?

This summer has been like the last 5 years of my life…fast, intricate, mesmerizing, confounding, expansive and full of insight. I have slowly learned to follow the flow of life in the fast river of modernization in which we find ourselves. My interests, passions and opportunites have allowed me the priviledge and the panic of living the last 5 years on 3 continents, 6 countries and 7 cities.

Having worked and studied in yoga, meditation and movement via dance and ceremony for the last 15 years, feeling a lot in my body is my MO and i have to work hard to take rest amidst the chaos in order to keep the rhythm that nourishes and allows me to move with vitality and joy. I am passionate about the waking of the world around me and myself within it. I falter a lot. I pick myself up. I find solace in sharing with other people and cultures, understanding and caring for their experiences, often as if they were my own. And in some sense they are. I am learning from them. I am feeling them. I am sharing them.

After growing up in a small city and spending years living close to the land and in small close nit communities, my spiritual and worldly work brought me into the larger cities and it has been a growth experience where I have loved and enjoyed the intensity as well as learned to, not always successfully, resource myself from within my practices. Yoga and stretching, breathing and centering, dancing and celebrating. Loving. Yes the art of loving is intrinsic in my opinion to integrating the changes ahead.

In recent months, i can almost certainly pinpoint the moment, in Paris early summer 2013 where i lost step with the flow. As an avid reader and receiver of channeled material and an astrological enthusiast I was moved by the amount of information regarding the transformational shifts on our planet and their degree of influence on many peoples. And it certainly coincided with my experience of feeling, quite often, overwhelmed, even by small things that would normally not even register on my radar.

Shifts ranging from Ecological, to economic, from relational issues to a sense of waning purpose. The world is in shift! It is no longer an idea touted by the rebellious or counter cultural masses. It is tangible. It is visible. Our world is changing and we are having to keep up. Are we?

The article below talks about hypersensitivity. I was pondering this question today, from my view over the icelandic lava, where i am visiting my parents, and how it might be a malaise for which we have no background or understanding. We are, as a species, generally quite able to adapt and quickly. But at what cost? And is hypersensitivity a result of the drop that broke the bucket?

Are we integrating our world, our technology,  our digital makeover?Or are we really good at pretending?  Are we taking time for a digital diet of sorts? Not getting online, on data or plugged in for a day, a few hours even? And if not what could be the result of a society and a world that has officially plugged in globally, as the furthest reaches of our world are now getting online, without respite?

As i ponder this today, and finish this entry, I am getting ready to step out onto the lava field and breathe in some Icelandic air. I have faith in us. In the global and local communities. In humanity. But i also feel it is time to take a look at sensitivity and our reality as biological life forms in a digital world.

 

Refugees of the Modern World

 

The “electrosensitive” are moving to a cellphone-free town. But is their disease real?

 

You can turn your phone on in Green Bank, W.Va., but you won’t get a trace of a signal. If you hit scan on your car’s radio, it’ll cycle through the dial endlessly, never pausing on a station. This remote mountainous town is inside the U.S. National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000–square-mile area where most types of electromagnetic radiation on the radio spectrum (which includes radio and TV broadcasts, Wi-Fi networks, cell signals, Bluetooth, and the signals used by virtually every other wireless device) are banned to minimize disturbance around the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, home to the world’s largest steerable radio telescope.

For most people, this restriction is a nuisance. But a few dozen people have moved to Green Bank (population: 147) specifically because of it. They say they suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity, or EHS—a disease not recognized by the scientific community in which these frequencies can trigger acute symptoms like dizziness, nausea, rashes, irregular heartbeat, weakness, and chest pains. Diane Schou came here with her husband in 2007 because radio-frequency exposure anywhere else she went gave her constant headaches. “Life isn’t perfect here. There’s no grocery store, no restaurants, no hospital nearby,” she told me when I visited her house last month. “But here, at least, I’m healthy. I can do things. I’m not in bed with a headache all the time.”

 

 

Read the rest of the article by following the link below~

 

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/04/green_bank_w_v_where_the_electrosensitive_can_escape_the_modern_world.html?fb_ref=sm_fb_share_toolbar

Let us feel deeply and connect more fully to what inspires our Heart to open and our Lives to reflect our Dreams.

“Similar to how water makes the earth’s soil fertile for seeds to be planted, take root and  feel nourished, we also need the earth to provide the stable, solid environment and a proper container for the water to be held and used wisely. In Nature, this process occurs naturally without much effort.”
“With the Star of David Aspect, we are invited to also see how gracefully this energy has the potential to materialize in our body, being and life. This is an opportunity to tangibly feel joy and bliss through our every day life knowing each step in alignment with our Soul is lifting us onto higher ground.”
Grand star-forming region R136 in NGC 2070 (vi...

Grand star-forming region R136 in NGC 2070 (visible and ultraviolet, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Looking through the eyes of a child~

The heat moves through the city like a snake through the desert. There is a sense that time is slowing down even here. Those of us left within the city walls after most are off on summer vacations with their families,  get to somewhat pretend we too are in a foreign land or faraway enclave. At least that is what I amImage

 attempting to experience today by living behind the lens of a new photo app and deciding to look at the world around me with new eyes. I find when i allow the heat and the sun to come on in, i can enjoy long existential moments outside of time.  Here i travel far distances in instants, live out entire lives complete with husband and children, old age and dying. I can even retrace the steps of anothers life in another era and truly feel what it was like. Enchanting.

It does feel like a mini vacation and my child like heart relishes in the novelty of not knowing where i am going or what i am doing, but rather how i am doing it and how much enjoyment I am receiving from it. Period.

Refreshing.

Whether the photographs will seem as fabulous later as they do now is irrelevent. What matters is the timelessness i am priviledged to taste and the memories it will leave that will not be forgotten. They will be there to draw upon for more inspiration when the need arises.

Time slithers in and out of the streets, the suns rays dropping golden sparkles like the crumbs left on a path. I will not find what i seek because i am what i seek. The afternoon and its corresponding glee leaves me noticing more children, more laughter on people’s faces, more shine in the eyes i meet. I again am tickled by the playfulness of the Universe and the adorable play of perception and consciousness that truly is present when we pay attention.

I relish in these simple rituals of presence. Taking a moment to remember how a child sees. How a child plays,  with a curious heart full of awe and open to discoveries. So simple. So sweet. So wonderfully inspiring.

Rubbing my eyes, i walk through the light with my rose colored glasses on. Smile and the world smiles with you.

Seems ever so true.