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In this day and age of ‘you create your reality’ mindset, this idea is often talked about as if ‘You’ is a singular entity, able to be controlled and lassoed with a few strong thoughts and positive affirmations. The reality is that this ‘You’ is made up of countless aspects, conscious and subconscious, holding a myriad of beliefs, emotions, desires and fears, existing on multiple dimensions. This kaleidoscope that is ‘You’ can be likened to a team of wild horses, ideally all going in one direction but more often than not they are going in multiple directions, or trying to.
In the centre of all that, we have our Soul, the beautiful horse with the very clear vision of where he or she wants to go this lifetime – sometimes the Soul helps to pull the horses in line, and other times the horses push and pull the Soul or ignore her/him completely. At the helm we have our Greater Self, able to see what lies ahead if we keep going in the direction we are going.
From time to time at crucial points of our evolution the Soul has bucked and demanded the horses’ attention or our Greater Self would rein the horses in if they were veering too far off course. Yet for the most part, until recently, we had a kind of Free Will where these horses could do what they wanted to do. It was all part of our greater learning experience.
Party time is over for this particular version of our Free Will team of horses.
So far this week we’ve had emotional storms, the rainbow after the storm, and today we have “the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.” This is the symbol for the degree of the Sun today, and it is also the degree of the Chiron Point. Chiron involves wounding and healing, teaching, self-sacrifice, self-sabotage, bridges, the arts of war, early childhood and the inner child, all things related to the hands, systems of the body (chakras, acupuncture meridians, etc.), past lives, alchemy, and fusion of heaven and Earth.
For all of the pain that accompanies Chiron, there is always a promise of healing. This is the promise today.
But we are most interested in the gold of the soul – wisdom. Today this will come from sharing, communicating, and expressing with others. Relief from Chiron’s pressures comes when we focus on what we can offer others. Surprisingly, in the process, we gain precious wisdom about ourselves. The ancient motto of the Mystery Schools – know yourself, know the universe – certainly comes into effect when we engage Chiron. Continue reading
There is an extraordinary parallel between what biotech corporations are doing with food plants, and what cancer researchers are trying to do with humans.
The comparison is not only instructive, it reveals what the future holds.
The war against cancer has painted a picture of hope: genetic solutions, genetic modifications.
This, despite the fact that there are no successful genetic treatments for any form of human cancer.
The focus on genes is a diversion from obvious causes of cancer in the environment: industrial chemicals, pollutants, pesticides, food additives, and even pharmaceuticals.
This futile gene-fix has a parallel in food crops: modify the genes of plants so they can grow despite drenching them with toxic pesticides. However, massive GMO crop failures and reduced nutritive value of such crops are two reasons why the gene model fails.
So it is with human cancer: “let’s modify the genes of people and they will be impervious to the environmental assault of chemicals that cause cancer.” Continue reading
A previous article said welcome to Cold War 2.0. The first one never ended. Since Soviet Russia’s 1991 dissolution, Western policy remained hard-wired in place.
Putin and Obama are geopolitical opposites. They’re world’s apart. Their ideologies clash. They represent conflicting values.
Putin defends Russian sovereignty. He opposes US imperial lawlessness. He affirms UN Charter and other rule of law principles.
Obama claims a divine right to pursue unchallenged global hegemony. Washington considers Putin public enemy number one. At risk is potential East/West confrontation.
Russia bashing persists. It’s intense. It rages daily. It exceeds the worst of Soviet era levels.
Daily vilifying reinvents the Evil Empire. It’s back to the future. It doesn’t surprise. Neocons infest Washington. Business as usual continues.
Recklessness defines US policy. At stake is world peace. On April 19, Putin said there’s “nothing to prevent us from normalizing (US/Russian) relations and (reestablishing) normal cooperation.”
At the same time, he knows how Washington operates. He knows its dark side. He knows what hasn’t existed in a century or more.
He knows it takes a giant leap of faith to expect America to act responsibly. It hasn’t throughout its sordid history. Why expect change now.
This week, within the Eclipse Cycle, we experience a powerful alignment: the Cardinal Grand Cross.
There are many who have written about the astrological perspectives of this alignment, and you can enhance your participation, if you feel inclined, by reading some of those on sites such as Spirit Library.
You can also simply live your life, and listen to your heart and your body and do as you’re inspired and you will receive everything you can use and benefit from, as this alignment takes place.
I want to encourage us, more and more, to really get how natural this whole Ascension Pathway is for us. Our bodies, are leading the way and we can follow. In the recent Soar Fest focused on Freedom, we were encouraged to let go of controlling life or trying to make things happen. It’s an invitation I’ll extend to all of us, today too. In living this way, we are more fully present to ourselves and to what is happening. Because we’re within our own energy, paying attention and open.
Tuesday night after midnight on the west coast (later if further east by the number of hours from PDT) the Last Quarter Moon perfects with the Sun in early Taurus and the Moon in Aquarius. This phase represents a period of thoughtful reexamination of everything that has come before it, and arrives in the midst of an exciting time, as we go through the wringer of the cardinal cross involving Uranus and Pluto colliding in square alignment, as are also the Sun and Moon. These potent outer planets occupy respectively the signs of Aries and of Capricorn, representing intuitional identity versus structure. As we mull things over, we are summoning up more than just the past few weeks, perhaps rather the past few years, as we try to see ahead to the top of the mountain that we are currently climbing. As we — in symbolic chime with the energy of this quarter moon — meditate on our situation, we are also attempting to assess that plateau that we have reached amidst the stages of our own developmental cycle, and in the turning of the ages, as we strive as a culture toward the new beginning represented by this 21st century’s second decade.
The sign of Aries represents how we self-identify, and how we move forward in a way that is consistent with our most deeply held values. Capricorn is about the very structure of our lives, rooted in tradition and cultural conditioning, and as an earth sign is particularly resistant to inevitable change. Uranus and Pluto, residing there, are shaking up these facets of life. These areas are evolving on both personal and societal levels with every hit of this storied square. Their rulers, Saturn and Mars, are also prominent, with Saturn, ruling Capricorn, and highlighted in Pluto’s sign of Scorpio, characterizing another powerful symbol of transformation. Mars is moving backward now through Libra, the sign of partnership, imparting that we need the reflection of ourselves that we find in the mirror of relationship for a most useful accompaniment to our own process of growth.
Katsutaka Idogawa, former mayor of Futaba, a town near the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant, is warning his country that radiation contamination is affecting Japan’s greatest treasure – its children.
Asked about government plans to relocate the people of Fatuba to the city of Iwaki, inside the Fukushima prefecture, Idogawa criticized the move as a “violation of human rights.”
Compared with Chernobyl, radiation levels around Fukushima “are four times higher,” he told RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze, adding that “it’s too early for people to come back to Fukushima prefecture.”
“It is by no means safe, no matter what the government says.”
Idogawa alleges that the government has started programs to return people to their towns despite the danger of radiation.
“Fukushima Prefecture has launched the Come Home campaign. In many cases, evacuees are forced to return. [the former mayor produced a map of Fukushima Prefecture that showed that air contamination decreased a little, but soil contamination remains the same.]”
According to Idogawa there are about two million people residing in the prefecture who are reporting“all sorts of medical issues,” but the government insists these conditions are unrelated to the Fukushima accident. Idogawa wants their denial in writing.
“I demanded that the authorities substantiate their claim in writing but they ignored my request.”
Once again, Idogawa alludes to the nuclear tragedy that hit Ukraine on April 26, 1986, pleading that the Japanese people “never forget Chernobyl.” Yet few people seem to be heeding the former government official’s warning.
“They believe what the government says, while in reality radiation is still there. This is killing children. They die of heart conditions, asthma, leukemia, thyroiditis… Lots of kids are extremely exhausted after school; others are simply unable to attend PE classes. But the authorities still hide the truth from us, and I don’t know why. Don’t they have children of their own? It hurts so much to know they can’t protect our children.
“They say Fukushima Prefecture is safe, and that’s why nobody’s working to evacuate children, move them elsewhere. We’re not even allowed to discuss this.”
Taking a brisk walk just a few times a week could be enough to increase the size of your brain and even help stave off age-related dementia, according to recent research. A new study from researchers with the University of Pittsburgh found those who walked for 40 minutes, three times a week reaped the benefits of a larger hippocampus—the brain’s “memory hub”.
“You don’t need highly vigorous physical activity to see these effects,” explained Dr. Kirk Ericson, lead researcher. “This may sound like a modest amount, but it’s like reversing the age clock by a couple of years.”
For the 120 participants aged 55 to 80 in this latest study, 40-minute walks three times a week resulted in hippocampus growth of up to 2 percent after one year. Another group, assigned to daily stretching exercises actually saw hippocampus shrinkage of 1.5 percent, coinciding with the natural age-related shrinkage that occurs in the brain. Continue reading