Our Life Purpose

Photo of Joy and Grandson
Joy and Grandson

In my last blog post I mentioned this whole VIRTUE business–developing virtue is why we’re here, the life purpose.

Oh, and you thought you were here to save the world?  Well, maybe you are–who am I to say different.

But you know we tend to pause and take inventory at certain times in life.

One time can be when we’re afraid or fearful but there’s birthdays, New Years, anniversaries and those types of markers.

I did that the other day while I was considering this whole virtue thing and realized that while we may not have created monetary or material wealth, there are other types of achievements–virtue is one.

Spirituality and morality are field levelers–a poor person can practice spirituality the same as the rich.

The good that is established in our life (even if we struggle from time to time to achieve it) will shine on.

Our good, the virtue we have created, will not be wasted–it will remain in the world even after we have dropped the physical body and moved into spirit.

Virtue does not die.

It is something our children and grandchildren can carry on, and when others meet our children, our family or when others see anything or anyone (for that matter) that was connected with us, they will think about us and maybe in those thoughts of us even feel happy.

[  The photo with this blog post was taken October 13, 2013 on my 66th birthday–me with my grandson.  ]

Daily Divination 9-14-11 It’s About Inner Alchemy Today! Rejuvenate with I-CHING Kua 50, The Cauldron

Alrightie then! I just finished getting out the newsletter for the week and thought I’d make a quickie blog post. So I tossed the coins here and we have the I-CHING KUA 50, The Cauldron. Ha! The synchronicity is pretty clear—the message is about inner alchemy, mastery and spiritual rejuvenation. The newsletter topic that I finished just a short while ago was about the ‘inner journey’. Yeah, we could call that ‘inner alchemy’ for sure. I’m tempted to end this now and just include the link to my newsletter—why self-repeat?

Here’s something that says about Kua 50, The Cauldron: The Cauldron is wisdom that purifies the false, superfluous, and superficial, and shifts the emphasis from the mundane to the higher values that help us live in peaceful harmony with nature and each other. By defining and refining, The Cauldron increases our capacity for clarity by illuminating our virtues. Wisdom is luminous. When we live creatively in self-awareness and self-mastery the resulting luminosity, merely by its presence, effortlessly exposes ignorance and darkness.

The message is also about discerning wisdom and knowing truth from distraction.

The image reminds one of a monk, perhaps the Buddha, and the cauldron itself the consecration cup at a catholic mass; yet the word cauldron is often times associated with the pagan or the witch. Which is the right path? The one that takes you on your own inner journey. The one that leads you to renewal with Source energy—which is energy that could be defined by different words by people of various consciousness levels. It’s all the same really. Some folks have to pick one path under one teacher and others can see all paths are essentially the same; but still each has their own inner journey.

CLICK HERE to read this newsletter that correlates nicely with the message of this Kua.

See you tomorrow….

 

Daily Divination 5-30-11 The Star! Aquarius! Upliftment! Inspiration! And Neptune’s transition to Pisces!

The Star! IMAX: Hubble 3-D journey to explore the faraway galaxies viewed by the Hubble Space Telescope in its travels throughout the cosmos. The moment I drew this tarot card, it reminded me that I forgot to add the Hubble film to my movie list on Netflix. Now that I’ve done so, it’s on to the divination message for today. It’s a perfect card for this Memorial Day weekend when so many planets, including the Moon today are in relaxing and comfort seeking Taurus. Sunny with temperatures in the high 80’s, with light breezes, a blue sky and puffy white clouds here and there, grace the day.

What is even more beautiful (to me) and magical to boot is the night sky when the stars are bright and beautiful. Here in the mountains, without city lights, the night skies are enchanting and mystical. That’s the epitome of today’s message and it is associated with the words meditation and hope and that’s how we feel when we gaze up into a star filled sky! We can’t seem to help the associated feelings of stillness that the inner reflective mood that star-gazing supports and encourages. Stars connect us with our Soul.

This is undeniably my most favorite card in the deck! The astrological sign that rules this card is Aquarius and the archetype of that sign, ruled by Uranus, represents the individual unconscious mind—we might even say “soul”. The image on most tarot cards of The Star picture a water scene and water is associated with healing and also emotions—we might say then that emotional healing and the flowing waters of the inner life are represented here. Star gazing puts us in touch with that inner flow and that is what we are searching for when we meditate—that same feeling of connection to ‘total mind’ that star-gazing produces within us. Total mind is the connection with ego or physical mind to soul-mind to bring wholeness and completeness to the psyche—it’s the feeling of missing nothing and being totally present and fully plugged in or connected on all levels. That’s why this card is often associated with intuition and why it is said that star-gazing is an act of meditation.

By the way, a lot of people think Aquarius is a water sign, its Air and therefore associated with Mind and associate with visions or visionaries. I think of Uranus/Aquarius energy as flashes in the mind, intuitive flashes of guidance from the soul coming through wherever Uranus and Aquarius energy is in the chart. Neptune just moved through its sojourn in Aquarius–the linking of Universal Mind or Ocean of Cosmic consciousness which is Neptune filtered into our individual soul-mind which is Aquarius.

Now Neptune is in its own sign, Pisces. We may, therefore, have glimpses from our connection to cosmic mind (Neptune) of the larger soul of humanity or the universe itself (Pisces). In other words, while we may have been getting flashes of the blueprint for our individual soul when Neptune was in Aquarius, now that it’s in Pisces, humanity at large could be plugged into the cosmos at large. We will have to see how that plays out—shared dreams, shared spirituality, shared visions!

Intuitively, I’ve always felt that we can draw energy from the Sun, Moon, Mountain Tops and the Stars right into our self to heal, balance and energize our totally 4-body system (the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual). I do that regularly. Today’s cosmic communiqué is a reminder of connecting and drawing down the energy of the stars.

While it’s lesser substitute, looking at Hubble Telescope images on the computer has the same effect—at least for me it does. I have a Hubble gadget on my i-google page.

Here’s a link to a Hubble gadget  http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http://www.bettergadgets.co.uk/space2.xml&source=imag

Viewing the night sky and space images can calm the mind and heart and open the channel of inspiration—the channel to spirit. When our mind and heart are calm we are open to the inner flow and can follow that flow into soul-mind and spirit world.

At twilight time, the magic of the first star that shines at night is undeniably mystical. Don’t forget to make a wish…

Starlight star bright,

The first star I see tonight,

I wish I may, I wish I might,

Have the wish I wish tonight.

When you wish upon a star

Makes no difference who you are
Anything your
heart desires
Will come to you
If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do
Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true

I wish you a Walt Disney Magic Kingdom kind of day!

(Minus the crowds of course)

PS – The last time Neptune entered Pisces was from 1847 to 1862. If you’re interested in the recent transition of  Neptune into Pisces, here’s a little video clip one of my favorite astrologers talking about this very thing:

http://www.forrestastrology.com/Astrology-Videos-with-Steven-Forrest/neptune-in-pisces

I highly recommend viewing that video!