Karma, Ground Consciousness, Habituation and Meditation – mindfulness can create happiness

Karmic imprints

Karmic imprints.  They accumulate and are latent in ground consciousness or base mind.

This area of psyche gathers up or collects  (through the many layers of it’s nature)   all the karmic latencies that are gathered over eons of lifetimes.

And the responses to those tendencies create more imprints and here in this reality, on the earth,  they are able to be stimulated.

I used to think that we were completely in control of moods via our thoughts–and while that is partially true, the karmic imprints that settle into consciousness awaken in us as experiences of suffering or experiences of happiness which sometimes are seemingly out of our control.  I’ve been thinking about  karmic latency and habitual tendencies.  Do we say something like, ‘Oh that’s just how I am an I can’t help that‘ or what?  Just how does it all work anyway?   These thoughts that follow are influenced by Buddhist views by the way and they make perfect sense (to me).

Positive or negative karma ,it is said, does not always  immediately express itself. These karmic latencies resting within ground consciousness can arise later, even in future lifetimes.

Sometimes I can correlate karmic events to the Nodes of the Moon (North Node, South Node)  in an astrology chart–imprints remain in ground consciousness to ripen under the appropriate circumstances.  And we can correlate that to aspects to the birth Nodes and the transiting Lunar Nodes.  Anyway…

Negative and positive qualities increase due to habitual patterns–if a person tends to be angry again and again then becomes habituated to anger, it creates an increase of anger-latency in the mind.   The same is true with positive qualities such as love and compassion.  These qualities (either positive or negative) creates the foundation for the mind–ground consciousness.   Even in remembering some experience of the past, the remembering of it strengthens the latency.

For these reasons, we should be ever-aware and mindful–otherwise our disturbing emotions gradually increase from day-to-day and lifetime-to-lifetime.

We can create mindfulness latencies in the ground conspicuousness (habitual pattern of mindfulness).

Through meditation we can create positive latencies of love, wisdom and compassion which does overcome negative imprints when meditation is increased to focus on that love, wisdom and compassion.

We are born with a particular proclivities or latent tendencies developed in previous lifetimes.  We see this within seconds, minutes, hours of a baby’s birth.  Not all babies have the same newborn tendencies—some are restless, some are peaceful, etc.  Some children are naturally very kind due to positive latencies developed and imprinted in previous lifetimes into their ground consciousness.  Other children are very aggressive due to their own latent tendencies.

Some people are unable to deny themselves their desires and cannot say no to themselves–others can deny themselves but have difficulty saying no to others. Yet, we can change through cultivation of mindfulness or being aware of our tendencies and developing positive virtues where needed.

It seems like another lifetime ago when I asked higher mind/spirit guides [_____ fill in your own preferred word (s) here] a question. (Divination)

I really wanted to know why we were here and what we’re doing here and what the whole bottom-line point to our lives here were about.

And I was told that we are here to develop virtue.  And now, many years later, I see how true that answer was; although at the time I wasn’t satisfied with it.

With the correct understanding and with mindfulness in life and developing good qualities through  meditation we will be able to develop new latencies, new habitual  patterns, new tendencies.

Is that easy?  Is being mindful and conscious of our latent habitual tendencies at all times easy?  It’s as easy as that — or as difficult.  It depends on us.

We can develop positive or negative tendencies throughout life!  They come and they go depending upon our own awareness and contribution to the habitual patterns.

Our experience of happiness is based upon ground consciousness no matter which realm we are in.  Creating karmic imprints in the present reality results in experiencing their results in the future.

Just like a child who goes to school and studies hard creates an imprint in the mind that allows the child to later on do something with the imprint like become a teacher or a doctor.  If there was no type of imprint to start with (no schooling, no education) there would be no possibility of becoming the teacher in the future.

Well, this is all I have time to write on the topic for the moment.  I hope some of these words will find their way to the right person at the right time out there in cyber world and in doing so be helpful to that other.  

 

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A Change of Pace Blog Post Today AND Family Past Life Regression Material — My Grandson Explained is Natal Chart While in an Altered State!

The washing machine, by the sound of it, is in its final rinse, the rain outside is unceasing; yesterday I took the last antibiotic tablet for a bronchial infection (I think) although I don’t think the ER doc knew for sure what ailed me, exactly. Why? She said it sounds like asthma, presents like bronchitis and while I don’t think its pneumonia, we will treat it  like it is pneumonia. (go figure)  In the end, I suppose it’s just another reminder that I’m getting older and recovery from these minor setbacks takes longer than it used to. Anyway, so much for the lament about the physical (my temporary illness and the remnants of a tropical storm that’s dumping inches-upon-inches on us here in the mountains) as I refuse to think the word “flood”. Let’s move on and talk about the “meta” physical. I want to switch it out today and write about something a little different.

I did work on a little bit of the time (with PAST LIFE REGRESSION PRACTICE) that I had with the family during the family reunion—not as much as I’d have liked’;  but, I tucked away what I did learn and experience. I wanted to write it down here today and get it out  for whatever it may be worth. I told some folks that I’d write about it; so here goes.  Hopefully it will hold a bit of interest for the reader—you’ll have to judge that part for yourself.

A while back I wrote about my own brief glimpses into regression for myself—there were quite a few and I did mention the “light Bulb Factory” worker insight I got from my last past life and was able to validate that such a place did actually exist in the early 1900’s and was operated by Thomas Edison. You know it wasn’t long after that past life regression information came to my mind that I remembered how much I loved (in the current lifetime) going to the Thomas Edison Home tour in Ft. Myers, Florida. He used to live next to Henry Ford there, you know?

Anyway, I don’t know how I could have forgotton this, but we used to go to Edison’s home every Christmastime for they would have it especially decorated—and for Halloween too, now that I remember! We took the full tour a number of times… back when I was married—my husband, children and I. Being infatuated with the place would be an understatement, for I loved going there!

And the light bulb part of his invented things was always where I stood around the longest. Funny how one forgets those things but then when I had the past life regression memory/insight that was linked to Thomas Edison, it felt right. But it wasn’t until weeks later (am I slow, or what?) that I remembered how I used to love to visit the Thomas Edison Home and his Workplace there… I couldn’t seem to get enough!  The point being that my past life memory of working at the Thomas Edison Light Bulb factory in Brooklyn NY in a prior lifetime connects with my current life love of taking the tours of Thomas Edison’s Home and revisiting it at Christmas and Halloween every year while we lived in Florida.  My kids were pre-teen and teen back then (this life).  Anyway…

A FEW FAMILY MEMBER REGRESSIONS:

Oh, and then I  had the past life memory of the horse all of which got retriggered again when watching the movie HIDALGO with my grandson while he was visiting here last month.  I purchased the DVD of that movie long ago and loved it.  My grandson and I watched it together recently—doing so totally re-activated my past life “love for my horse”  feelings.  I blogged about the horse regression a while back.  Anyway…

Here are a few brief insights from various family members regarding their past life recall work.  Only one of  my three daughter’s participated –there wasn’t enough time to regress my other 2 girls.  One of my sister’s participated and so did my niece.

My daughter chose to work on eating issues and her past life recall was to a lifetime where there was no more bread to eat and her mother in that life said the bread was gone—she was a little child in that experience, approximately 3 or 4 years old. As she told about the experience, she cried deeply reliving it (she was starving); it gave her insight into her current eating patterns. She was deeply moved by her memory.

My teenage niece (14 years old) chose to work on issues around getting along with other females at school and vividly recalled a past life in which her husband in that lifetime was seeing other women. One of those women was the girl who she has had trouble getting along with ever since graded school.  My sister was the most difficult one to actually regress—she had a lot of resistance to bringing up any memory. I think some people are just not ready to delve into the subconscious and that is okay and I respect that.  She kept seeing a huge battle ship floating in white light and nothing more.

I really wish I’d had more time.  I know we’ve all reincarnated together before and would have loved to get more information on that.  I already know one of my current life daughter’s was my sister in a prior life and also that another daughter was a mother to me in a prior life.  I know my grandson and I have had a lifetime together in Tibet.  But I would have liked to get more detail.  Why?  I think one reason is that I’m getting older now and approaching the age in which we realize the end is getting closer; it brings great comfort to have these past life validations for it helps to remember that it is ‘not’ goodbye, but rather its ‘see you next time’.  Anyway…

MY GRANDSON’S REGRESSION — I REGRESSED my grandson and he explained his BIRTH CHART while in an ALTERED STATE:

My grandson however—a completely different story! He’s the one that I had the longest time to work with since he stayed with me for a whole week. One night when he couldn’t seem to sleep and neither could I, we decided to have an astrology lesson. He is always asking me about his chart. I admitted to being a bit befuddled about the past life meaning of the symbols.  Then I had the idea to put him into a trance and ask his higher mind (subconscious, unconscious or super-conscious or however you want to name it) to help us understand his natal (birth) chart–specifically, the past life meaning of the locations of planets, houses, etc.  He agreed and said he thought it would be interesting.

I coached him into an altered state (he was an easy subject as he is very calm and intuitive) and we went back into a previous life that would help us understand his chart. He knows very little about astrology and is barely learning the house meanings and the planetary symbols.  During the regression work itself, I didn’t have the chart in front of me.  In fact, I was barely familiar with it aside from knowing his Sun, Moon and Ascendant.  It wasn’t until later (after the regression) that I looked again at the chart and what I saw was pretty amazing.  I’ve included the astro info below for those readers who are familiar with astrology.  I bolded the astrology references–if you have no interest in astrology, you may want to skip over that part, but I hope you will find it interesting anyway.

He was able to get into an altered state easily.  He was in such a  deep trance  state that I had to strain my ears to understand his words—the deeper the state, the more difficult it is to talk.  I totally understood it because I was in the state with him.  However, he did speak.  He was able to tell me how he was a chef in that lifetime and gave details of his work and his private life (non-married and about his family).

Later, I had to laugh a bit about the fact that he was a chef in his past life.   A week or so afterward,  we all went out to a Mexican restaurant and from where we sat it was possible to see the chef bring up the food for the waiters to carry out. I barely noticed that area… what with all the commotion and conversation at the table. But when I looked across at him, I followed his gaze and saw that he was watching the chef. He must have felt my eyes on him because he turned to me and mentioned that the chef didn’t seem very happy and then went on to explain how the mood of the chef affects the food. After having learned about his past life recently, his reason for eyeing the chef in the restaurant made perfect sense to me.

His aunt (my daughter) upon hearing of his past life memory told me how he is always working on his own little food creations in the kitchen at home.

Anyway, back to the regression with my grandson… I took him forward to his death in that lifetime, coaching him that he will not feel any pain and will be able to tell me what is happening. He said that he was confused about how he actually died at first. This made immediate sense to me since he has a SOUTH NODE of the Moon in PISCES – that could, indeed, be the signature of such an event of confusion.  The South Node equals Past Life and Pisces equals confusion as one of its archetypes.

He then described something coming through the windshield and that’s all he knows aside from the fact that he was driving a car, he said. I asked what year it was and 1955 was the answer from his higher mind (currently my grandson is 13 years old).

I asked him to go out of his body at this moment of death and to tell me what he sees and he described being between two cars; a car in front of him and one behind.  Something from the car in front of him came from through the windshield causing his demise.

Now, before I go on, let me say that I’m still learning this process and putting things together—both with astrology and with past life regression.  And in life you could generally call me a “seeker” rather than one who is firmly established in truth and stuck. Therefore, I don’t have all the answers and hope to always keep learning.

And so while maybe I can’t draw any major conclusion, the fact that the intention for the regression was to have the natal chart explained, I find this next part even more interesting. My grandson’s chart does show signatures of a prior life death in an auto accident. His Mercury (a planet that denotes transportation/travel and thus could relate to an automobile) is in his 8th house of death. And very near his South Node (it would have to be a very , very wide conjunction) he has Mars conjunct Jupiter. Being near to the SN (in the same house), this could definitely link to a sudden death (Mars near to or in close aspect to the SN often indicates sudden death) and that Mars conjunct Jupiter (4 degree orb) can be another signature of a sudden death from something to do with transportation since Jupiter relates to travel. Jupiter also relates to education and learning and it seems that this sudden death by auto accident could maybe have something to do with learning. Looking for more clues, I wanted to see where Sagittarius was (since Jupiter rules Sag, thus making a link that could give us a clue) and there in the 7th house was PLUTO in Sag and squaring the Nodes no less!

One of the questions that I asked my grandson was to see if his spirit guide (whom he had previously described as a woman in a white dress with a crown on her head) could tell him what he was supposed to learn in that lifetime so that he could be sure to apply it in this current one.

Now, remember this child is only 13 and I totally can’t imagine these words coming from his mouth in this way if he were not in an altered state.  I believe, therefore, that he actually was talking with his guide when…

 he said, “I wasn’t open to taking advice and because of that I made some bad decisions. In this lifetime I need to be more open to taking advice.”

[ADDED ASTROLOGY:  His Moon/Sun opposition is from houses 3/9 respectively, making the T-square to Saturn in Aries in the 11th.  He will have to work with Venus and Libra to balance that T-square. Also, it looks like he maybe (?) has the “Finger of God” (the Yod)–?! He also has a lot of aspects to his Moon on the  3/9 axis.  Venus rules the chart.  The ruler of the NN is Mercury in the 8th and while I probably need more time to reflect on the evolutionary intent, with the NN in the 4th ruled by Mercury as the resolution node to the skipped step…. well, one thing that jumps out with Sag on the cusp of the 8th there and Merc in Capricorn, it seems that controlling or learning to control (Capricorn) speed (mercury) and enthusiasm (Sag on the cusp of the 8th) might be good overall advice for him.  And this seems correlated by the ruler of Cap, Saturn, in Aries in the 11th–the combination of Saturn and Aries is about controlling fire or controlling impulsiveness perhaps–this being part of the evolutionary intention and resolution of the square from the Nodes to Pluto.  I need to study this chart some more and i am typing this a bit impulsively and intuitively…  but actually what comes to mind is that advice you often hear that goes this way, “Never drive when you are angry”  might be good advice for him too.] 

I find that last bit about what his ‘spirit guide’ said quite interesting with Pluto in Sag in his 7th squaring his nodes. Squares to the Nodes meaning that he is in a re-do and re-live situation with “teacher types” in relationships which is a meaning of Pluto in Sag.

His 9th house is pretty active with the Moon (from the 3rd) opposing the ruler of the SN (Neptune).

By the way, the Mars and Jupiter are in Aquarius and so is Uranus in Aquarius (a strong Uranus as it is in the sign it rules). Uranus and Aquarius are associated with trauma and with Mars and Jupiter in Aquarius and Uranus in the 9th; well, it’s all a validation of the very strong signature of past life travel trauma.

Interesting too, we see Saturn in ARIES in the 11th linking to Uranus in Aquarius thru the 11th house and that Saturn is  squaring the Sun/Moon opposition! The famous T-square! 

Clearly there is more to my grandson’s chart and I won’t bore the reader with too many more  astrological details. It just seems like he did explain his chart for me and was also reminded to be more open to taking advice—this will prove hearty to him when he learns how to drive which he has always been anxious to know how to do! His aunts are always answering his questions about the car and the gears and the traffic laws and so forth.  Mars is about going FAST and so is Mercury in that 8th house…. maybe he was speeding, not listening to advice about not driving fast… one wonders!

In thinking about this, I just recalled how much he ♥ loves ♥ mountain biking–going fast on downhill switchbacks– being daring on a mountain bike. 

His aunt (photo of both of them to the left) fell of the mountain bike downhill twice while he, on the other hand, led the way and yelled back to his aunt what to watch out for!

I will remind him again of all his past life regression memories before he starts driving a car in this lifetime and how he’s supposed to be more open to taking advice so he doesn’t make bad decisions… just like his spirit guide said through his own mind and lips!

So, it is time to take the laundry down to the dryer and move onto other low-key chores for today…..

Before I close this post down and move on for the day, I thought to share something a bit comical *but not funny!*  about a recent blog post in which I bragged to the world about my method for healing is to breathe deeply and to sit in the sun.

Yeah, well, the recent family reunion was too much for my immune system apparently and just after it was over, I had cough and cold symptoms.

My daylong breathing in the sun made things worse and caused my need to get help at the hospital emergency room that night.  Not being one for ever having  allergies in the past, I did not recognize the multitudes RAGWEED growing out back on the ridge only a few feet away where I spent a good part of my day breathing deeply (and coughing more!)  Duhh, No wonder I couldn’t breathe well that night, driving myself to the ER.

Thanks to Google, NOW I know what ragweed looks like!!–it sure didn’t help that I sat next to ragweed breathing deeply alot that day!

Geesh!  Live and learn!–as my mother used to always say.

See what I mean by comical but NOT FUNNY?!

By the way for any interested astrologers out there, here (below) is my grandson’s chart…. Porphyry house system… birth data  omitted intentionally for privacy purposes. 

See anything interesting? Would love to hear any insights from other astrologers out there if you’d like to share them.  What am I missing?  What did I get wrong?

Email me joystar777@gmail.com .. comments welcome

Anyway, see you tomorrow….

Daily Divination 6-12-11 Cycles of Life – Lunar Full Moon Eclipse – Wheel of Fortune – Jupiter

The forces of nature! The Wheel of Fortune—which is in astrology terms, Jupiter! The cycles of our lives, the turning points and the change and moving back to “center” where there is stability and spiritual nourishment—that’s the focus of today’s cosmic communiqué.

This Wheel of Fortune card is appropriate for the current astrological weather—a Lunar Eclipse full Moon in Sagittarius is approaching (the 15th) triggering the transiting Lunar Nodes in Gemini/Sag and we will all be visiting the truth (Jupiter/Sag) versus lies (Mercury/Gemini) energy in our lives and our communication methods may receive some restructuring.

The Wheel of Fortune card reminds us that our lives are affected by cycles and those can be seen clearly in astrology. It is important that we remain centered when these cycles are occurring and when we are being imprinted with new energy, which happens during eclipse seasons, like now.

The message for today involves having trust and faith in the adjusting power of the universe and to keep open to the energy of Jupiter, the right brain and intuition. A good affirmation for today would go something like,

 “I accept the changing cycles of life that the Universe brings and reaffirm and anchor to the ‘center’ within me to allow the changes to occur gracefully. I use my intuition and right brain faculties to balance my left brain logical thinking in order to remain balanced and at peace.”

Even though our life may feel like it is doing a turn around, it is an opportunity to become more aware and to realize how everything connects in ways that greater perspectives can be gained. While we have free will to set our own path in life to a certain extent, we do experience twists of fate and larger cycles that affect us, despite our best efforts. At these times, we feel clear that there is a greater power in charge of our lives and to surrender to that can help us realized that there is a bigger picture (Jupiter). When we surrender our will to a more Divine Will and/or acknowledge a greater plan is at work in our lives which we simply cannot control it is humbling, and at the same time it can also be gratifying.

Standing back and seeing the larger perspective (Jupiter) is what today’s message is about. The amount of surprise or resistance that we experience now is an indication of how well we are surrendering to The Divine energy of life.

The only certainty to life is change and—as above, so below—we can see that literally if we study astrology.

In the difficulties of life is where we grow if we work in harmony with change.

There is freedom to make choices in life but these are within the confines of the workings of fate or the soul’s plan—and we can get glimpses of that plan in a natal birth chart.

If this is a particularly good time for you, the works of your past are probably being enjoyed right now. If you are experiencing a down time, ride the cycle and go with the flow and try to work with it, seeing the bigger picture.

Good or bad is a judgment, life will always be cyclical in nature—up’s and down’s; it’s all relative. And nothing lasts forever, life IS change; so hang in there!  If this is a challenging time for you, the good news is that it will pass. Do what you can to turn the perceived misfortune to fortune by seeing the bigger picture (Jupiter) and c;ll on your intuition to help you bring balance.

I love that this card comes up today just as we are approaching the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter.

The approaching Full Moon will be sitting right on the transiting North Node that is in Jupiter ruled Sagittarius. The eclipse is activating these issues of truth versus lies and issues of seeing the big picture. The Wheel of Fortune card today is calling to our attention the current and upcoming astrological influences.  What is truth? Is it black and white?  The Gemini part of this eclipse wants it to be.  But the truth is relative and we must integrate all we’ve learned thus far in order to be able to really realize that.

Eclipses always trigger emotions and with the transiting nodes involved, what’s going on involves communications regarding truth vs. lies because the transiting nodes are in Gemini/Sag.

Final thought:  not everyone has to agree with your truth in order for you to feel emotionally okay.