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Trusting In God Works

momentJohn Smallman – Today is a new day. Of course every day is a new day, but people often forget that as they plod through their daily chores earning their living. But enormous changes can occur in one day, or in an instant. You are free to make choices in every moment, and you do, but they are very often the same choices that you have been making for years, in almost complete unawareness. Become aware of your choices, each and every one of them, and then decide if you would like to maintain them or change them – from which shoe you put on first in the morning to whether you really want another cup of coffee or tea, to whether you want to change jobs, careers, or relationships. So many of your choices have become automatic, and yet your choices determine how adequately or inadequately your lives flow.

Make each day new by being aware of each choice you make, from the smallest to the largest. That does not mean just being aware that you have made a choice but discerning if it is really the best choice you can possibly make in this moment. Drifting through life is what occurs when you do not see all the choices that lie open before you in every moment. But you can become aware of the great variety of choices open to you by practicing discernment in your little choices – which shoe shall I put on first, and why – because it leads you into full awareness of what you are doing in each moment and that enables you to question the wisdom of that particular choice.

If you are not accustomed to being so aware of your daily routines in such detail, starting to become aware can seem like a very difficult task, but, with practice, as with all things, it becomes easier and then natural. It is a case of being present in every moment so as you raise a cup of tea to your lips you are aware of choosing to lift it so that you may take a refreshing sip, and then enjoy the sip, and then, with awareness, putting the cup down again. That kind of awareness of each moment has incredible healing power. Continue reading

How To Transform Your Tears Into Laughter

“There is no creativity if there is no chaos.” ~Osho

laughterJafree Ozwald – Every experience in life has a purpose, a reason and season to it. There is a time for sadness, and a time for joy. When you truly can let your tears flow, and allow the deepest sadness within you to rise to the surface, it becomes a powerful source of healing that brings profound realizations to your life. By allowing your deepest possible sadness to be felt and experienced, that energy opens a humility inside you and a vulnerability that touches the core of your being. It pulls you down to bottom of your emotional ocean where you find the easiest sweetest surrender to the very source of who you are.

A life without tears is always a very dry, stuffy and controlled existence. If your emotional rivers are not allowed to flow, a dam builds inside you which will block out the joy and ecstasy your life contains as well. Feeling your sadness is essential for anyone who wants to become a fully alive real mature human being and it is the first step to finding emotional freedom. Releasing even a few tears are a way to soften, relax and instantly release the stress, fear and anxiety of dealing with your world. Crying is how we cleanse ourselves from built up tensions and past emotional turmoil. It helps you to stop holding on to life too tightly. As the deepest Ocean of emotion flows through your heart, it purifies, detoxifies and liberates you from old wounded thought patterns that are needing to be healed, forgiven, or loved.

When your deepest sadness is welcomed and fully felt, it can empty out your entire basement of horrors. All the incomplete feelings you’ve had in your life of being abandoned, betrayed, lonely, lost, or isolated can come flooding through. This is why some people stay far away from feeling their feelings, if they open them up a crack, they might get lost in them. The truth is that emotions come and go like the weather. When you feel your deepest pain, you start healing these old painful wounds and start trusting they can be healed. By opening up to your emotional basement you bring the light of awareness into the darkness. Continue reading

Oracle Report ~ Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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Photo by Marie

Gibbous Moon in Capricorn: trust, magic

Full Moon Phase: (10:20 pm ET/2:20 am UT Thursday): realization, clarity

Goddess of Wisdom: Bagalamukhi (Goddess Who Solves)

God of Will: Ian (God of The East)

Skill: see through and rise over

True Alignments: dedication to hopes/wishes/dreams/goals, humor, self-care, information from Akashic records, comfort, sense of direction, adapting to sudden changes or surprising information, ability to change as conditions dictate (going with the flow), mastering instincts and programmed responses

Catalysts for Change: disregarding signs and messages, needing to be noticed in order to feel good about oneself, creating a dramatic scene, self-centered, foolishness and being played the fool (repeats multiple times within the symbols today), not being real, trying to cover something up or hide something, reckless

Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: “winter frost in woods”

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “the music of the spheres”

With the Full Moon, a great deal of sensory overload, cognitive dissonance, and fear mongering is being pushed into human consciousness in an attempt to re-imprint an old energetic.

Today, the Black Moon will move to 24 Virgo 00 (25 Virgo) and the Sabian symbol of “a flag at half mast in front of a public building.” Again we have energetics around “flags.” This energy will be in effect for the next nine days, so it will be present throughout the Independence Day holiday here in the US. In step, people are being stirred up – “triggered” in trauma terminology. The crumbling control system is trying to “trigger” a trauma response whether they carry out a traumatic event or not. The fear of the potential for something is almost as powerful as the emotional response from an actual event. Our brains are more easily manipulated when fear is involved. Reality becomes harder to discern. Continue reading

Capitalism Has Devolved Into Looting

…when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed.   –  Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged”

There’s no such thing as markets anymore – only interventions.  –  Chris Powell, co-founder and Treasurer of GATA

banksPaul Craig Roberts – Ayn Rand is a pariah among those who believe that government is our benefactor. There are times and conditions when government can be a benefactor of the people. But not in the Western world at the present time. As Michael Hudson and I agree, Western central banks refuse to create money to finance economic recovery. Money is created only for the benefit of the oligarchs’ banks in order that the oligarchs can continue to control the governments.

In the US for the past seven years the Federal Reserve has provided cheap bank reserves for the banks to lend at a markup or to speculate with. Banks are no longer suppliers of capital for productive investments and employment. Instead banks invest in speculation, arbitrage, derivatives, financing corporate takeovers and stock buybacks. The Fed has made it unnecessary for banks to pay for deposits. Instead, the banks get free money and charge consumers with negative interest rates for making deposits. For seven years Americans have, thanks to the utterly corrupt Federal Reserve and US government, been deprived of interest on their savings. In the Western world today, savers are penalized, not rewarded.

In Greece and Europe the banks are the oligarchs’ method of control just as the Federal Reserve is in the US and the Bank of England in the UK and the European Central Bank in the EU. The same in Canada, Australia, and Japan. When an oligarchy controls the money, the oligarchy controls the country, so “Western democracy” is only a pretense. There is no democracy in the West; only manipulated democratic symbols, the manipulation of which has allowed the One Percent to acquire the lion’s share of income and wealth, depriving the economy of the consumer purchasing power necessary to maintain full employment. Continue reading

New Horizons Full Moon

Full Moon, July 1, 10:20pm EDT At 10 Cancer-Capricorn

PlutoKelley Hunter – What a way to start a new month! Under the spotlight of this Plutonian Full Moon, secret dealings and secret feelings are exposed, with globe and life-altering impact to play out over the next two weeks. In the U.S., this Full Moon is a power punch lead-up to the national birthday. The waning, but still potent Pluto-Uranus square continues to push collective change forward, as we have seen with recent landmark decisions by Ireland and the U.S. Supreme Court to honor same-sex marriage. The ecological health agenda has received the blessing of the Pope, who recently declared it a sin to damage the environment.

The Earth is rocking and rolling, demonstrating the power of Nature with extreme weather across the planet, rearranging our lives in the process. How are you redesigning the basics of your life to indicate that you are responding to this cosmic necessity? Cleaning out any closets, having a garage sale, taking charge of any outstanding project that needs fixing—all are simple yet effective ways to demonstrate your cooperation. Make best use of what you have. If you can’t use it, give it to someone who can. “Saving for a rainy day” often piles up a lot of clutter. Consider the clutter in your inner world as well. Our work is clearly cut out for us.

New Horizons Arriving At Pluto

I’m writing most of this edition of Cosmic News as a kind of homage to Pluto, the transformational planet conjunct this Full Moon and further activated by opposing Mars, which flanks the Sun. This Full Moon cycle erupts with hot lava, as do our emotions and the news. Astrologer Simone Butler says it pithily at www.AstroAlchemy.com: Continue reading

The Global Template for Collapse: The Enchanting Charms of Cheap, Easy Credit

creditCharles Hugh Smith – According to polls, the majority of Greek citizens want the benefits of membership in the euro/EU and the end of EU-imposed austerity. The idea that these are mutually exclusive doesn’t seem to register.

This is the discreet charm of magical thinking: it promises an escape from the difficulties of hard choices, tough trade-offs, the disruption of vested interests and most painfully, the breakdown of the debt machine that has enabled the distribution of swag to virtually everyone in the system (a torrent to those at the top, a trickle to the majority at the bottom, but swag nonetheless).

If we had to summarize the insidious charm of magical thinking, we might start with the overpowering appeal of using credit to ease all difficulties.

Need money to fund various healthcare/national defense rackets? Borrow the money. Need to keep people employed building ghost cities in the middle of nowhere? Borrow the money. Need to keep buying shares of the company’s stock to push the value of each share ever higher? Borrow the money.

The problem with cheap, easy credit is Cheap, easy credit destroys discipline. The lifetime costs of debt taken on to fund bridges to nowhere, healthcare/national defense rackets, ghost cities, stock buybacks, etc. are never calculated. The opportunity costs are also never calculated.

When credit is costly and hard to get, marginal borrowers can’t get loans and nobody dares borrow at high rates of interest for low-yield, high-risk schemes. When credit is costly and hard to get, what doesn’t pencil out doesn’t get funded.

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“Boots On The Ground” Report From Greece

Simon Black – This letter was written by a Greek-American friend of Simon’s who is currently living near Athens.


withdrawSince my arrival into the country late May, the topic of most discussions I overhear everywhere are naturally about the debt negotiations.

I’d call opinions in support or against the Tsipras governments’ activities pretty sharply divided.

Tsipras supporters are generally fed-up with 5yrs of blood-letting “from the Germans”.

Critics, on the other hand, see the euro as some sort of abstract membership in a club that must be retained at all cost.

A minority even criticize Tsipras for—get this—being too soft.

That’s especially true where I’ve been staying here in the port-city of Piraeus, which – being the country’s biggest port, is home to mostly blue collar, working class folks where unions more or less dominate.

To illustrate the political leanings around here, I hazily recall a headline in a newsfeed summing up their worldview quite accurately: “Piraeus – a neighborhood where Syriza is not quite left-wing enough.”

Enough said. Continue reading