As I type this, my environment is a cacophony of sound and sensation: There is a cool breeze pregnant with rain blowing indoors from outside, and playing with the windchimes; at the same time a house fan, necessary at other times, gives me its feeble equivalent with an accompanying plastic whir. Thunder rolls far away and the radio plays music, but a noisy vacuum cleaner nearby overrides both. It seems to sum up the current state of things out in the world: There is beauty, the cool winds of change, and quiet inner evolution, but it currently co-exists with illusory replacements of the same things–outward conflict, artificial sensory distraction, loud electric appliances and the noisy chaos of a clean-up operation. Hahaha!
I’m keeping my eyes on the butterfly (inner change, transformation) instead of the troubles of the world (though I am not blind to them). I’m focused on the goal, a fairer and more compassionate world, instead of giving attention to the hissy fits thrown by the up-till-now-powers-that-be. (And what do you know: The vacuum cleaner has stopped, and I am enjoying all my favourite sensations of the sky before the rain.)
Links for this tea time:
Fire in the Skies
Lisa Gawlas – The Final Quarter Of 2014 Revealed!
I read both these energy outlooks within hours (or minutes?) of each other and both grabbed me with their synchronicities with the colour black, cleansing fire (from what I’ve managed to absorb from my vague grasp of astrology, we have a fire trine this month to heat things up), and timelines. It feels this month bears a lot of watching and keeping oneself cool amidst the chaos.
When You Lack Focus and Direction: Stop Looking for Your “Thing”
This has been my “thing” for much of my life too, finding the “thing”. No, being good in art hadn’t made it clear for me, because I’d been programmed to see no worth in that, plus I am, without putting on airs, also talented in other skills and disciplines. It’s made for a confused life; only within the last 2 years have I started embracing my various loves, even if they keep me in obscurity, lol. I’m going on faith that it all makes sense, or will, even if I can’t see it now.
The Theme for October 2014 is THE THREE-LEGGED STOOL~
This post is bang-on for me, reflecting and expanding on some personal cards I’ve drawn lately. It’s not just me then! Flexibility is advised, as is the very real possibility of real physical and/or spiritual shifts. Must read.
Dirtbag Aslan (Humour)
Probably not for anyone who loved the Christian allegory and C.S. Lewis books. But if you’re someone who spotted the confused moral messages (not to mention the racial and cultural stereotyping) in the Lion, Witch, Wardrobe books, this link man. THIS LINK.
Jayme Price ~ The Energies of October (via ShiftFrequency)
Another October outlook? I like this one, it talks about boundaries. A realisation I’ve had lately is that some boundaries do not need to be overly robust–there is so much happening right now, good and bad, that our boundaries just need to be smart filters.
You know when you have moved past something when you feel more unconditional with the world around you. This experience is like viewing what others are doing as beneficial for their path of learning. It looks like not getting bogged down in controlling outcomes, people or your environment. It looks like an open flowing perspective of “All is Well,” even though you are aiming toward change in some areas of your life. Action feels like a natural creative expression, even if it is ‘opposition’ to something, it has the energy of building upon it. Kind of like how release and activation become inseparable in your experience.
Mahala ~ Planet Alert For October 2014 (SF again)
Last outlook! Really!
There are people who say “the dark is going to control us” well; that is not going to happen. They are at the end of their control. Haven’t you noticed how all the negative things the controllers have done is coming to light so everyone can see what they have done? This is what Saturn in Scorpio has been doing for the past two plus years. It has uncovered all our dark stuff, or our shadow self, and brought it out into the light so we can see it and release or neutralize the energy. We are now working on creating balance in our lives. The negative cannot exist without the positive and that is just how it is. Negative dark energy can become dominant and control people at times and it seems like it has been that way for a long time so now it is time for light to rule.
We live our life on a stage built by those determined to tell us who and what we are. We’re measured by our title, our wealth and our educational achievements. These are largely synthetic constructs that have little organic meaning. We inevitably surrender power to our “masters” much like handing car keys over to a parking lot attendant. Our brain can be led astray and can even work against us so long as we allow someone else to push all the programming buttons. And so when we are told we are small, sinful and helpless little creatures, we’ve been well conditioned into believing it so. These are strident lies that the social engineers masquerade as truth.
Somehow, I love this piece (the music, the words, and the dancing) so much, that I guess I’ll end on it. I’m allowed to be eccentric; The outlooks said so.