27 March 2011

The Importance of Protection - part II

Following on from my previous posting about psychic protection, this article is about the effects on the aura that psychic attacks may have ...

Aura parameters such as colours, size, shape, evenness, and uniformity change dynamically over time in response to the total environment. It is affected by such factors as daily stress, psychological bombardment, other people's intentions and desires toward us, jealousy, induced fear, threats, hatred, and noise which can cause the aura to shrink or create wear and tear on the aura.

There are many exercises for developing energy, retaining energy, refining energy, and transmuting energy from lower to higher levels. Our concern here is protecting our energy by strengthening the auric field.

20 March 2011

Seeing the Illusion - the Secret of Surrender

True lasting success comes only with surrender,
which is the opposite of control.

Most of us were raised and live in a culture that emphasizes the ideals of independence and control. The general idea is that we are on our own and we do not need any help from anyone else, and if we are really successful it’s because we are in complete control. However, true lasting success comes only with surrender, which is the opposite of control.

We cannot accomplish anything truly great on our own, without any help, and the idea that we can is an illusion that causes most of us a great deal of suffering. Surrender comes when we see that illusion and let go of trying to attain the impossible. Surrender can then be seen as a great strength rather than a weakness.

19 March 2011

Ode to Autumn by John Keats

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the mossed cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'erbrimmed their clammy cells.

Trusting Spiritual Assistance

When we connect to higher energies for help,
it is much like a phone connection which needs to be closed at the end.

We may have become accustomed to asking for help from the unseen world whether from angels, guides, or ancestral spirits but sometimes we may forget to close our connection afterwards with a thank you. When we connect to these energies for assistance, it is much like a phone connection. Forgetting to close the conversation with a proper goodbye is like not hanging up. While that line is still connected, others can have trouble getting through, while in the meantime, batteries are being drained. Saying "thank you" is a way of releasing our concerns into trusted hands and getting out of the way so that the Universe's divine order can work on our behalf.

18 March 2011

Virgo Full Moon - Welcome the Inner Healer

The Full Moon in Virgo brings with it a Supermoon (closest Moon to the Earth in 18 years), the Spring Equinox {Autumn Equinox for us folks in the Southern Hemisphere - FB}, and Mercury Retrograde ghost period: that is a lot of heightened energy and power for an already emotional lunation.

We have two options:
1. to find the inner critic, or
2. to find the inner healer.

17 March 2011

Autumn is in the Air

Here in the Southern Hemisphere, with the Autumn Equinox (or Mabon as it seems to be called more commonly these days) fast approaching, I am really noticing the change in seasons.  Maybe it is because we are still in daylight savings (with another couple of weeks until the end of the month to go before we go back to "normal" time) but the mornings are distinctively getting darker ... in fact the Sun is now not rising until after 7.00am ... making it harder and harder to get out of bed.

12 March 2011

Actively Participating - Showing up for Life

Showing up for your life means actively participating in our own life
rather than hiding and going through the motions.

The way we walk into a room says a lot about the way we live our lives. When we walk into a room curious about what is happening, willing to engage, and perceiving ourselves as an active participant with something to offer, then we have really shown up to the party.

When we walk into a room with our eyes down, or nervously smiling, we are holding ourselves back for one reason or another. We may be hurting inside and in need of healing, or we may lack the confidence required to really be present in the room.

Still, just noticing that we are not really showing up, and having a vision of what it will look and feel like when we do, can give us the inspiration we need to recover ourselves.

11 March 2011

The Importance of Protection

When starting out on a spiritual or magickal path, it is believed that you automatically send a beacon of light up into the astral. As astral beings, both malevolent and benign, could be attracted to this light, it is important, therefore, to perform some form of psychic protection. Another reason why this form of protection is important is as your own psychic sensibilities start to become more developed, making you more susceptible to picking up negative energies, which are around us all the time.

Breaking Family Ties That Bind

Sometimes our fear does not stem from us,
but rather is a fear that has been handed down from our parents.

When we really examine our fears about something, we sometimes notice that the fear we have is not based on our own experience. Often, if we trace our fear back to its source, we find that one of our parents may have handed it down to us. For example, your mother or father may have had an intense fear of lack of money, stemming from their own life experiences.

If that fear was not resolved by the time you came into the picture, chances are you inherited it. Meanwhile, you may have no actual experience of lacking money, so being fearful does not make sense, and it may even block you from doing certain things you want to do.

03 March 2011

New Moon in Pisces

The New Moon in Pisces occurrs on Saturday, 5 March 2011 at 7.16am (Adelaide, South Australia time).

At the dark of the Moon, we descend, and merge with universal forces. The power of surrendering to Source, or the primordial ocean, is amplified with six planets in Pisces!  It is Uranus' final days in Pisces, which ties what each of us goes through, to this mysterious awakening of our time. There can be spontaneous healing, altered states, changes of heart -- here at the wrap up degree of Uranus Pisces.

01 March 2011

March - the Month and the God

Much of the mystery about March meaning and symbolism is solved when we learn the month is named after the Roman God, Mars, associated with conquest, heroism and more importantly battle and warcraft.

Martius was the original term for the month of March, which was the first month in Roman calendars. In the Northern Hemisphere, the grips of Winter was just beginning to lose their hold in March which made sense that the year should begin as the season of new life also commences. For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere however, March heralds in the Autumn months.

Mars, whilst popularized as a warmonger, was actually believed to have been a fertility and agricultural Deity. He, along with other Deities such as Ceres and Cybele, oversaw the new growth of Spring, and encouraged the continuation of life (fertility, sex, procreation in human, plant and animal realms).