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Awakening Souls…

No one knows what makes the Soul
wake up so happy…
Maybe a dawn breeze has blown the veil
from the face of God.
~Rumi

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DAY: dark, still, saturated, soft rain

WORD: connected

COLOUR: red

FEELING: life is extraordinary!

BODY: restless, tired

THE COLLECTIVE: 2 steps forward, 1 step back…

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INSIGHTS: “You come from a time far beyond what most people can ‘see’ or imagine. You have a mission, which has been slowly unfolding over many years and is very much an ‘underground project’…no need for a big stage or a grand introduction. This work requires truth, stealth, discretion and valour.

It is likened to laying a foundation, drawing a plan or executing a battle plan…Except this is not a battle! For many of us, for a brief period of time it may feel that way. For you and your ‘pod’, it is an amalgamation of energy in order for thousands of Souls to awaken and then move forward.

You have left many awake yet frozen in that very place…some in shock some daunted by real change anything different. You will return to many of these souls and ‘thaw’ them, so to speak, so that they are able to move on toward their individual ‘next level.’

Do not be frustrated with those who lag behind even with much support that you offer. All you need to do is hold them safe and in due course they will awaken sufficiently, or find the courage to believe in themselves…which will move them forward and that move will be rapid.

Slumber little children slumber…for the time for rest is now. Once when truly woken, life will begin in a way you could never have imagined even in your imaginary fairytale world!”

Channeled via Ashtara

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I AM enough…

” I will only move as quickly as the slowest part of me can go.” 

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“I see that when I am afraid that I am not enough and want therefore to be a better than I am – want to be someone I imagine everyone will love so my belonging will be guaranteed – I make choices that run contrary to my own nature, hurting myself and others.” 

We all have moments when we fear we may not be “enough.” If we can resist the urge to move away from these feelings, can hold them tenderly instead of getting busy at being (or looking) “better” something shifts, changes, and we find within ourselves the ability not to abandon ourselves in a desperate attempt to meet real or imagined expectations.

Sometimes the hardest but most valuable thing to do is… nothing… is to take a little pause & a slow, deep breathe & ask ourselves gently, “What is unconsciously driving me at this moment?”

It amazes me how quickly this can sometimes shift things, let me drop down, remember & cherish my humanness…

~Oriah Mountain Dreamer from THE DANCE

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Winds of Change…

In these times of change we have lost sight of the shore

and thrash about drowning in a 2-foot tidal pool.

When the winds of change blow at your life

you can ride them soaring to new heights in delight

or allow them to keep you tired and exhausted

always fighting the force…

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DAY: sporadic light rain, colder, bleak

WORD: spontaneous

COLOUR: hot pink

FEELING: positive, floating, cheerful with bouts of fatigue.

BODY: intermittent changes in energy and stamina.

THE COLLECTIVE: We must stop questioning or resisting our higher wisdom. And accept the now scientifically supported reality, that we are indeed far more conscious and capable on a soul level, than we’ve been taught to believe, or have dared to express. We must learn to trust our vibes—those energetic bursts rising out of our inborn psychic sense that pulse subtly through our awareness and guide us through our soul’s journey. Sonia Choquette

INSIGHTS: It is a powerful time of movement upwards and it is the time right now, to decide what you want for our new life…Many people are making ‘hard work’ of life, when I do believe it is beginning to ease up. Its a good time to walk boldy forward, with your head held high!

Those who do not want to move forwards are finding ways to hold on to old negative traits; like tired old relationships, old places of living or working, ‘old friends’ who may no longer serve our present lives and more…We always have power of choice. Use it wisely. The timing is right for us all to gallop into the Year of the Horse.

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See with a great hope and a deep knowing.

Become a seer of what is invisible to the human eye but not the human heart.

This is your place of balance.

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Floral Horse pic – thanks to Kathy Leo in Singapore. Top pic – Grateful thanks to FB Friend


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Waves of Consciousness…

When two stars collide,

We often miss the flash of light

Because we’re so lost in the rain…

Can you hear me?

Eric

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I had a powerful vision or lucid dream: A series of tall ocean waves representing ‘waves of evolution.’

In one chapter of a book about Teilhard de Chardin’s work, he talks about evolution as being ‘the ultmimate grand plan’, with each wave (my words) or generation of humans, lifting up the vibration and taking the Earth and its evolutionary process (to create a finer/higher/more spiritual/evolved species) to its ‘next’ level…

There IS no ‘new earth’ going to happen now, or next week, or year…its a well planned process, over hundreds of years! That is how I am beginning to view it…

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But, the ‘quickening’ has taken place and we have now begun to move forward swiftly…I am seeing it this way, more and more….or awakening to these ideas…

Each wave brings a higher level of consciousness; an Awakening, with the Way-showers (us), ‘testing the waters first’…bringing as many humans as possible with us, whilst the rest are on/in the wave…

Much like Moses; ‘us’ taking a group THROUGH the water…while ‘the others’ need to ride the wave…coming up slightly later/behind…

Secretly we spoke, that Wise One and me.

I said, “tell me the secrets of the world”.

He said, “shhh,

let silence tell you the secrets of the world”. 

Rumi 

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Take Off Your Mask…

‘Take off your mask and your bullet-proof vest…

Be willing to step out beyond the edge, trusting in the uncertainty…

Life is a mystery, no single moment beyond now is guaranteed….

Walk fully into it anyway…your are a true Warrior.’

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DAY: crisp, fresh, winds become fierce…

WORD: authentic

COLOUR: palest Coral

FEELING: deep appreciation

BODY: long deep sleep, integrating new energies, many insights too…

THE COLLECTIVE: God….was in the food they ate, in the water they drank, in the air they breathed, in the Earth they trod on and died on, in the words they spoke, in the sleep they slept and the dreams they dreamt, in the everywhere and the everything…

Albert Wendt – Samoan Writer  (thanks to Gabrielle)

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INSIGHTS: Have you stopped clearing and processing out old patterns and negatives? Are you holding on to some of it for dear life? Are you telling yourself you have become oh so light and spiritual?

Please honour yourself enough to take a good hard look in the mirror and be totally honest about who you are today, RIGHT now…Where ever you are or who ever you are is perfect the way it is! But know that what you resist letting go of, will persist and grow stronger…

My sense of how it has been for many of you is; As soon as you got to the sign in the road that read ‘This way for change’, you took for another path…the fear has made your compass go crazy…with ‘who will I be’, or ‘how will I look’, or ‘what will they say.’ Know that you are safely held to do what ever you need to become truly Authentic!


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The Year of the HORSE – 2014

Reach for the sky, call up your vision,

fuel your plans with vision boards and creativity,

find a fresh path and pace yourself well. 

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There might not be a bigger shift of energies in the entire 60 year wheel of Chinese astrology than this one coming up–the shift from two Water years of deep introspection to the fast-paced spurt of extroverted forward propulsion that the Wood Horse brings.

Hold on to your hats, folks, and realize that you won’t be able to, nor will you want to, slow your horses in the New Year ahead! This will be a promethean year, the Beginning of all beginnings, arriving around January 31st to February 4th, 2014.

Full of uplift, optimism and compelling inspiration, we will be guided into purposeful action of the most elegantly simple and powerfully fruitful kind.  After two years of feeling every revelation of corruption in the dark as if it was scouring our subconscious insides and wringing us dry of watery emotion, we are READY for this change!

Light, hope and clarity of vision gallop in. Emerge from your cocoons, everybody, here we goooooo! Because this will be such a big change of energetic experience for us, it will help to review here how the cycle of the sacred Five Elements, or Phases, have set us up for this shift.

In that cycle, Wood feeds Fire, Fire’s ash creates Earth, Earth’s compression reveals gems of Metal, and Metal collects and holds Water, which nourishes the Wood to start the cycle all over again. The natural laws of these five elements are actually working in multiple ways throughout Nature, our bodies, our psychologies and the energetic movements of all things here on this planet.

In these movements, there are cycles within cycles, one of which is the cycle of birth, growth, disintegration and death, or the void that comes after old life and before new life.   We have just been traveling through that void, in two Water years, which immersed us in a descending place of degeneration, dissolution and chaos, a time when our internal world of formless spirit and emotions held total sway over every attempt at external control or order.

For most of us, it was an unsettling time of letting go of many things, either voluntarily or forcefully, a time of deep soul searching, with gradual or sudden destabilization in many areas of family and livelihood.

There was a profound search for a return to a spiritual basis for daily living.  This all had the effect of highlighting an individual’s isolation and powerlessness within a seemingly random and careless society.

Not that outright rebellion and outcry didn’t happen, globally as well as internally.

The 2012 Yang Water Dragon year saw to that, with its critical promptings of social responsibility and heroism, and this Yin Water Snake year that followed delved even deeper into the most hidden caves of stagnant dysfunctionality and corruption on all levels.

The good and great news is that we have completed 5 years of the degenerative part of the cycles–that of the harvested, decomposing Earth, compressing and eliminative Metal, and dissolving, settling out, cleansing Water.

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We now emerge into the generative cycles–powerful, bursting buds of Wood’s new growth fueling the joyful outreach and passions of Fire and the beginnings of Earth’s fruitful harvests.

So, that’s the Wood part of what’s coming.

Now to turn our gaze to the animal symbol of Horse. This sprouting upward rush of Wood energy will find its perfect release into the impulsive and passionate nature of the Yang Horse, whose native element is Fire.

The Horse energy inspires powerful INTUITION and an indomitable surge towards freedom in every aspect of life. This is a year to follow your inner voice like never before, for it will have a universal cosmic ch’i within it.

Higher guidance is with us every step of the way.

Reach for the sky, call up your vision, fuel your plans with vision boards and creativity, find a fresh path and pace yourself well.

This yang Horse year has the potential to channel the powerful new upthrust of Wood’s Ch’i through the Horse’s Heart energy of Fire and into every project we start, every desire we reach for.  It will keep our eager plans from being dominated by too much “head” and not enough “heart.”

It may be quite challenging to trust that we have this absolutely new, purified and hopeful energy to build on now.  Our hearts have had to endure a gauntlet of deconstruction through two Metal and two Water years, but the fiery Horse is about to change all of that.

Within the extroverted “Green Horse” year, we will not only branch out with new growth, but we will be able to stoke the Fire element of love in every area of life.

Follow your intuition fearlessly, as it is both the horse’s main attribute which preserves its freedom and powerful health and it is Wood’s primary talent for stretching into the unknown future.

Reach out with irrepressible faith to a new level of social communion and mutual support.  Trust every impulse to embrace a revitalized and renewed sensitivity for the pleasures this earthly dimension has to offer.

Step up and out of any old clutter, stored memories, should-have-dones or regrets. The time to deal with that is over for now.  Untangle your thoughts quickly and get clear on what it is that you truly desire in this lifetime.

Your trusty steed is here, full of vibrant health and tremendous stamina. It should be quite a fast ride, so grab a fistful of mane, hang on to the reins, cast your old cares to the wind and let out a whoop of delight –Yeeehaaw!

Upward and onward we thrive!  May we all be blest abundantly as we hold each other closer in the circle of health and new life the Wood Horse year brings.

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 Light, hope and clarity of vision gallop in.

By Karen Abler Carrasco

Photos of floral horses, with thanks to: Kathy Leo


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Sometimes….

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“Sometimes we become so very responsible, we become even more responsible for others, forgetting ourselves….
we become so so serious about life and often so caught up in life’s dramas and the dramas others present to us…
we endure, allowing all the joy and new adventures to dry up inside us. 
 
We forget how fun feels, so we don’t do it anymore, we forget how love feels so we hold it back,
we forget how to live for ourselves without others in mind too…
 
We forget the simple joy of enjoying our life. We forget to play, to be fun, to seek fun…
Playing like a child is spiritual too. 
 
When you give yourself permission to live, to enjoy, to have new adventures and also to play, you  communicate with your new world and the entire universe feels it…
and knows too, that not everything needs to be a struggle.” 
Ashtara