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3 Myths About Spirituality That Prevent Us From Enjoying Life

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When it comes to spirituality, we’re all on our own journeys, whether you’re interested in the subject or not! However, what many of us forget is that “being spiritual” isn’t a full-time job or a lifestyle, it’s just us. We all have souls within us, are made up of consciousness, and are fundamentally connected to everyone and everything. Spirituality isn’t a choice, it’s inherent and is what makes up the very core of our being.

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Nevertheless, spirituality can still be something you’re interested in and choose to research. There’s so much information available it can be difficult to decipher what the truth is, or what your truth is. Whether you’re interested in a specific religion or New Age concepts, many people convince themselves that they have to change in order to become more spiritual.

Though transformation and growth are wonderful, you don’t necessarily need to radically change your life in order to connect with the Divine, the universe, your Higher Self, or whatever you choose to call it. There’s no “one path toward enlightenment” or set of rules you need to follow in order to “become spiritual”; you’re already a spiritual being, you’re just in the process of remembering that!

Yes, of course there are practices that may help you along your spiritual journey; however, we all express and experience our spirituality differently. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the study of spirituality (at least I know this has happened to me) that we convince ourselves we need to buy certain things and practice specific rituals in order to further progress our spirituality.

Here are three myths about spirituality that may be preventing you from living your life.

1. Spirituality Is a Belief System

To many people, especially those who choose to follow a religion, spirituality becomes an overarching belief system that completely governs their decisions and lifestyles. People typically accept this belief system as a result of social conditioning from friends and family who also share that religion. Even when people switch religions, it’s typically because they’ve accepted a new ideology that then becomes their beliefs.

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Spirituality is so much more than simply blindly believing old books and testaments; it’s about getting to know yourself as a soul and as a human being. It’s about understanding how to further connect with yourself and the true essence of your divinity. You don’t need to believe it; you can feel it.

Even when you look at prominent religious figures, this remains true. Jesus Christ encouraged others to look within and access the same “powers” he was able to manifest. Monks and gurus suggest meditation, yoga, self reflection, and gazing inwards. You don’t need to abide by a set of rules and adopt extremely specific beliefs in order to be spiritual.

In addition, many people look up to monks, enlightened beings, and other prominent “higher ups” in various religious communities, seeking answers through them rather than through the Self. People may also search for meaning in religious texts rather than through life and our inner selves, which is ultimately what we’re here to do.

It’s not just religion that creates constricting beliefs, it’s the New Age spirituality movement as well. Within the New Age community, many people who feel that they’re on the path toward enlightenment may use spirituality to create division between themselves and those they feel are “less spiritual” than them. This type of belief system only creates division amongst us, further perpetuating the illusion of separatism.

You don’t need to hide your emotions and become detached and aloof, nor do you need to spend all of your money on crystals and a yoga membership. Don’t get me wrong — I am a crystal lover and devoted yogi myself, but I’m just emphasizing that you don’t need to adopt every belief and practice in order to get more in touch with your spirituality.

2. Spirituality Is a Full-Time Job or a “Chore”

There are tons of different practices that we preach to help you become more in touch with your Higher Self: use crystals, meditate, yoga, breath work, journal, see channellers and energetic healers, seek enlightenment, practice detachment, and so much more. Though I see value in all of these for myself and my spiritual journey, that doesn’t mean that all of these modalities are meant to be practiced by all.

Spirituality is an individual journey that ultimately will not be expressed by all equally and in the same fashion. Some people will seek enlightenment, others will channel and communicate with their Higher Selves, and others may not even understand anything that I’m talking about in this article; but, none of this makes us more or less “spiritual” than one another.

Sometimes, the best way to practice our spirituality is to simply be with ourselves. You don’t need to spend piles of money on astrology readings and reiki; you can simply silence your mind and be you in the present moment. Ultimately, if your long list of spiritual practices is stressing you out, then perhaps just living your Dharma and surrendering is the best decision.

If spirituality starts to feel like a chore to you and you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed with all of your “spiritual tasks” you’re forcing yourself to do, take a break! Ultimately, you can never take a break from spirituality because we are all spiritual beings, and you can always find ways to practice and express your spirituality in other ways.

For example, I used to get genuinely upset with myself if I didn’t have enough time to meditate. Then, I discovered that I could reach the same level of consciousness or contentment when driving, cooking, or doing other tasks. Meditation doesn’t need to be done in complete silence or in the dark; it can be practiced anywhere and any time! I abandoned my strict regimen of meditation and started to incorporate it in other ways, because that’s what was serving me best at the time.

Keep in mind that if meditation starts to feel like a chore, that could mean you shouldn’t put so much pressure on yourself, but that could also suggest that you really do need these spiritual practices in your life. Sometimes the things we dread or dislike the most are the things our souls are really encouraging us to look at. The fact of the matter is that you are the only person who can truly understand what your soul resonates with and what’s best for you.

Being Spiritual Means Being Happy 24/7

Another common belief within the New Age community and those interested in spirituality is that in order to be spiritual, we need to be happy 100% of the time. We’re often encouraged to only seek the light, abandon the dark, and suppress our emotions.

The reality of life is that we live in a dualistic world and we were incarnated as humans who (for the most part) are tackling a wide range of emotions. These emotions clearly exist for a reason. Why would anger and sadness exist if they didn’t serve some sort of higher purpose?

Sometimes people confuse practicing detachment with suppressing emotions and acting like robots. True detachment involves working through your emotions fully so you can completely let them go, which often means you will have to face darkness head on.

Plus, when you begin to raise your vibration and experience greater levels of empathy and connection, you may find that you’re more susceptible to other people’s energies. At the same time, you’re improving your ability to understand your own emotions and how to process them correctly rather than suppressing them, so that could actually be a very difficult process in and of itself! Though this process is extremely beneficial for our souls and is often necessary to endure along our spiritual journeys, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be enjoyable.

Self-realization can be a painful process, and that’s perfectly okay. However, if you’ve been interested in spirituality for a while and this doesn’t necessarily resonate with you, that’s cool too! Some people have a lot of darkness to face, others don’t. What’s important is that we all respect and support each other on our journeys and recognize that not everyone’s paths will look the same.

To be clear, this article is not meant to put down any religion or spiritual practice! I believe that everything in creation has a purpose and that everything serves us. I truly recognize the value in religion and I attribute Hinduism and Buddhism for inspiring me to get more in touch with my own spiritual nature, and I definitely engage in many of the aforementioned practices.

My hope is that this article serves as a reminder that you are on your own spiritual journey. You are always going down the correct path because it’s yours; your soul chose it for you and you are living it. Don’t beat yourself up for what you have or haven’t done, and learn to live in the present moment; perhaps then you’ll find that you’re becoming more aligned with your Higher Self.

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Reader Email: Overcoming Hopelessness About Child Trafficking

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    I received a heartfelt email from a reader who captures the feeling of hopelessness that some people who are awakening feel in the face of global child trafficking. I felt that it would be good to address this in an article for all to consider.

  • Reflect On:

    What is each individual's role in the awakening of humanity to the reality of things like child trafficking? Is it possible that our own state of mind about it has an impact as to how effective we are in fostering this awakening?

On this occasion of my 100th article for Collective Evolution since I started back in April, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank my readers for their emails of inquiry, commentary, encouragement and appreciation. Although it’s getting difficult, I still try to respond personally to each one, because I have gained a lot of insight and inspiration from them. As well, I believe that the work of community-building, which is a mandate of Collective Evolution that I strongly believe in, occurs mainly as a result of the quality of our one-on-one interactions with each other.

I happened to get an email from a reader a few days ago, and I immediately felt that she was raising a point that was relevant to many people in the awakening community. I asked her if I could publish her email and my response to it in an article, which would give me the time to respond thoroughly to her question. She graciously agreed, and so here it is.

Re: Your Article On Child Trafficking

Richard,

Great article. I am awakened single mother of three daughters immigrant from eastern Europe. I got this awareness about child trafficking torture and magnitude of this terrible problem already when majority of people were deeply asleep. I was reading Kevin Annett’s website and listening to him explaining atrocities in residential schools in Canada. Murder and abuse of native Indian populations already back in 1960 and crown of England plus pope’s involvement.

Since I learned about it I struggle. The feeling is not disbelieve. I went through anger phase long time ago. I know its true and the only problem I have is what can I do how can I help. As immigrant I do not have any network of people to connect with talk to, or form some groups. I think Richard the problem is we are scattered and isolated. The people at work places and family do not want to hear about it. They are not ready to hear about this at all. Making them listen is not productive.They are deeply asleep or in denial. They get upset when this is brought up, they do not believe its true.

I would like to do something. I have such a feeling of wanting to help those children, protect them…but see no way to know how. Working in organizations that are infiltrated is no use.

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So what do you suggest for us people to do? We go to work. We take care of family barely making ends meet. How can we can break this network??? I struggle with that. None of the people I know would believe or even want to listen. And  you cannot force the information on people. Especially those people in my work who have no idea…

I feel so useless not being able to do something about it. I think there are more people like me. People who know but are completely alone in that knowing. That makes it hard. There are groups and communities and truthers like David Wilcock and others…but people like me have no money to go to conferences and participate in these movements.

Just letting you know there is tremendous will to help this but also huge inertia caused by isolation of majority of people like me…We hear all the time from people like you or others that it is up to us the people. We are the people. The problem is we are scattered and not united. We have no tools.

Thanks for your article. All the best,

Bogna

My Response

Dear Bogna,

I thank you for expressing so eloquently the hopelessness that I believe is felt by many people who awaken to the reality of child trafficking. This awakening has led to our collective understanding that child trafficking is not the result of scattered efforts of individual groups of profiteers, but is a highly organized network coming from the very upper reaches of our authority, and is coordinated with other wicked agendas such as gun and drug trafficking, organ harvesting, environmental upheaval, massive financial fraud, genocide, and the like.

I have wrestled for the past few decades over the question of what to do if we see situations in the world that clearly need to change if we as a collective are to survive and to thrive. The struggle in my mind was between two ends of the spectrum, each of which I felt had some validity:

  • Should we fight fire with fire? Should we protest injustice, join movements and be active in voicing our opposition? Call on our government to act, or bypass them altogether and exercise civil disobedience?
  • Or, should we let go and accept things as they are? Retreat into our own lives and do the best we can for our loved ones? Focus on the spiritual realm, meditate on peace and expand our consciousness?

It was only when I finally saw there was a higher synthesis of these two polarities that I felt I had found the satisfactory answer to my question. And so excited was I about this answer that I dramatized it in a one-person multimedia play entitled “Action“, which I performed last November. I will attempt to outline the conclusions I came to.

The Spiritual Realm. Based on my spiritual beliefs, which have their roots in many of our great spiritual traditions, I see the physical world as maya, the ‘illusion,’ and understand that we are truly spiritual beings having a physical experience.

I believe we all chose to come here at this time, chose the family we were born into and the circumstances of our lives, in order to live through the conditions which would be optimal for our soul’s growth. We enter this physical ‘game’ for the joy of physical experience, and for the purpose of growing and expanding our individual and collective consciousness through the experience. As I quoted from Hidden-Hand in my final Lucifer article,

Remember that ultimately, this is a Game, that we are all playing here. We are actors, playing on the “stage of Life”. This ‘world’ is all illusion, or ‘though-form’. No one really “dies”, and no one is really hurt. In between incarnations, you know this very well. But the rules of the game ensure that you must forget who you really are, so that you believe it is all ‘real’ whilst you are playing the game of Life. That is an essential prerequisite when you are making choices. Otherwise, the game would be too easy.

The Material Realm. Having said that, we came here to play the game, with every ounce of care and conviction we’ve got. For all intents and purposes, we are meant to treat this as real and act accordingly. We are cautioned not to use our spiritual beliefs as an excuse to avoid or recoil from the life experiences we came here to have. People who are called upon to act courageously when a given situation calls for it may sometimes use their spiritual beliefs to try to rationalize their cowardice or complicity with wrongdoing.

That is not why we are here, and that is not the proper use of spiritual knowledge. Every act is an act of self-definition. With everything we do we are illustrating who we are as a species. The commission of acts which we know to be wrong within this relative plane of existence, the condoning of such acts, or even turning a blind eye to them all serve to limit who we are as a collective, and impacts our ability to actually create the world we want for ourselves.

How This Relates To Child Trafficking.  This is how all this relates to child trafficking and all the other horrors that our community is awakening to. The first thing is that we cannot be prisoners of our history. We have to reconcile our knowledge about the amount of suffering and damage that has been inflicted upon our children in the past. We have to accept the past to truly be effective in the present.

Here is where a higher spiritual perception can be useful: it gives us the understanding that all children who went through suffering in the past came to the Earth by choice, and now that they are in the higher realms they are not suffering. They played a chosen role inside the game and they are now safe and happy outside of the game.

When we feel a sense of hopelessness, it is because we have not reconciled the past, and we believe that what happened in the past is bound to continue in the future. In that way, our hopelessness, on an energetic level, actually maintains things as they were in the past, which we obviously don’t want. We have to feel hope if we are to be a positive force of change.

So we have to overcome that hopelessness, and replace it with intention. We as individuals in the awakening community who want to end the suffering and trauma of child trafficking in the world must hold the intention that humanity will end child trafficking. Then, rather than hopelessness, we not only have hope, but we start to emanate the type of energy that brings about change. This energy is the source of what is manifested in the world, and if we focus this energy with an intention, then it naturally changes the collective consciousness. Unconscious people will then automatically start to think in a new way.

To the specific points that those around us are asleep, that the awakened ones are scattered and unable to galvanize into any kind of force that will do any good, I would say this: be the light. If you have awareness but you are in a state of hopelessness, the light of your awareness will not shine, the power of your energy will not open the minds of those around you. Once you let go of hopelessness, and ground yourself in the intention that we will end child trafficking, you may be surprised that you suddenly start attracting like-minded people into conversations, or some of the people who dismissed these claims in the past are suddenly opening their minds, and showing an interest.

You did not come to this life to be upset that you have no way to do what you think needs to be done. You came here into this life to work within your circumstances. If that means being a single working mother with three children, then that is the context you were meant to work through. If it is impossible for you to band together with other awakened, like-minded beings, then that is not what you came here to do. Your awakening in itself has caused a change in the collective consciousness. Now, in the quiet of your own mind, free from distraction and fear, your inner voice will let you know what your role is within your circumstances. If you are able to let go of any attachment to the suffering of children in the past, and thereby let go of hopelessness, you will start to see some magic synchronicity in your life coming from the powerful energy of your intention.

We will end child trafficking, Bogna. Please join me in that intention.

Take care,

Richard

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The Connection Between Shamanism & Quantum Physics

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    There are a number of connections between the ancient practice of shamanism and what we now understand in quantum physics today.

  • Reflect On:

    How in tune are you with the medicine life experiences provide you? Do you feel like a victim to your circumstances? Or that your circumstances are filled with the opportunity for growth?

Shamanism was an integral part of humanity for thousands of years. They were the first healers, teachers, and scholars. Eventually, the wisdom of the shamans was lost through the trials and travails of humanity.

Now, in our modern age with technology that grants us access to knowledge from around the world, we have brought the old wisdom back, and in the most stunning of ways. Science has actually come to parallel the ancient practices of shamanism. Here is a list of 5 ways the sub-atomic level of reality parallels with the core methods of shamanic healing.

1. Observer Effect

We all know through experiments in the lab that sub-atomic particles (the fabric of the universe) are affected when there is an observer. Through rituals of music, dancing, and ceremonies, the shaman enchants the patient into a state of optimism, where their belief is that they will indeed heal once the ritual is completed.

The parallel in this case is the shaman and the patient are both playing the role of the observer (and sometimes even the entire tribe), and are aiding the sick through their presence of positive belief. Sometimes the created atmosphere during the rituals enchant such powerful states of belief in the mind of the ill patient that their bodies gain enough energy to remove the illness. A similar thing can be seen when the state of particles are changed when being observed. (1)

2. Multiverses

There are many different versions of a multiverse theory today, but they all have the same conclusion: that there are multiple dimensions all existing simultaneously. The shaman can access them. Often what the shaman does is enter different realms in which multiple spirits live, through the use of psychedelic plants, and call for their help. The shaman will sometimes make an animal sacrifice in exchange for the healing energies of the spirits. The spirits will absorb the sickness in some cases. The unseen beings that all the shamans receive guidance from are from other dimensions that multiverse theory states. (2)

3. Non-Locality

The principle of non-locality states that an object can influence the behaviour of another object at a distance, without any direct or local connection between the two. The shaman can aid the sufferer through non-local means. There is no linear cause and effect in the shaman’s healing process.

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The entire process is in fact non-local, as the shaman and whom they are healing have no direct connection, yet the shaman manages to cause changes to the person’s physical body. Shamans use this non-locality to also gather any other knowledge or information a tribe may need, whether it’s the best spot to hunt or just some needed psychotherapy. Remote viewing is one of the non-local methods they use to find out where something is without actually physically going out and checking. (3)

4. Planck Length/String Theory

The concept that the universe is all one consciousness has merit drawn from quantum physics. The Planck Length is a mathematical equation that denotes that the smallest measurable unit of energy that can possibly exist is the foundational energy of the universe. The foundation of the universe is an extremely low indivisible unit of energy, suggesting that there is a limit to our reality.

Could that limit be pure consciousness? After all, we can not conceive of anything that is outside of our consciousness. The correlation between consciousness and the Planck Scale is certainly there. The shamans also had a concept for this. They called it the “Axis Mundi,” the connector of realms, the universe that contains all the other universes. They believed they had to transverse Axis Mundi to find the spirits they were looking for, which is same one ultimate reality that through quantum physics, and even through self-observation, is suggested to exist. (4)(5)

5. Photon Inclusion and Electron Exclusion

According to the Pauli Exclusion principle, the solidarity of matter is caused by electrons repelling each other. Electron exclusion creates the atomic structure. Light on the other hand (non-solidity), behaves in opposite ways. Photons bind and mix with each other instead of repelling each other; there is inclusion rather than exclusion. Through this, you can say the feminine and masculine energies are embedded in the universe. And as humans, we also have a bit of both masculine and feminine aspects.

Shamans recognize this, and even claim that an imbalance of the two can sometimes be the cause of illnesses. The shamans have always had a very noticeable and loving energy radiating from within them. One of their goals is to balance the energies of the individual through instilling feelings of love and unity. When humans express love and sexuality physically, that is the magical dance between the photon inclusion (non-physical) and the electron exclusion (physical), which is why love and sexuality can also be a very healing or transformative experience. The shamans always express a very loving energy with whom they are healing for this very reason.

The word “shaman” means the one who knows. Indeed, the ancient cultures deemed that status fittingly, as the shamans of the past had the most remarkable abilities. They tapped into the fundamental forces of the universe to find solutions to our problems. To me, that is a more powerful feat than anything we have accomplished in the modern age. The wisdom of the ancients were more advanced than us in many ways. (6)(7)

Sources:
(1) https://books.google.ca/books?id=HltJMMq1_60C&dq=observer+effect+shamanism&source=gbs_navlinks_s
(2) http://garlandvalley.com/many-worlds-or-parallel-universes/
(3) http://www.neuroquantology.com/index.php/journal/article/view/934
(4)http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/einsteinlight/jw/module6_Planck.htm
(5) https://www.amazon.ca/Penguin-Dictionary-Symbols-Jean-Chevalier/dp/0140512543
(6) https://books.google.ca/books?id=DhYL6A0Dvw4C&pg=PA130&lpg=PA130&dq=electron+exclusion+solidity&source=bl&ots=5uJ9xS9mzL&sig=g0hPSDRQTnLXxguDzRJSjHqdiQ8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwibt6D2gNTOAhVMGh4KHddbCp0Q6AEITzAH#v=onepage&q=electron%20exclusion%20solidity&f=false
(7) https://books.google.ca/books?id=2b946J9bgqcC&pg=PA26&lpg=PA26&dq=shamans+and+quantum+physics&source=bl&ots=SuQeDFp0OK&sig=_oiob7aloaPPFhSPUgFkyBqVgoc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjzovrglcnOAhWrKMAKHdiLBFg4ChDoAQhAMAM#v=onepage&q&f=false

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New Moon In Virgo: Getting Things Done

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We are having a New Moon in Virgo on September 9th, 2018 at 6:02pm Universal Time. This is initiating a 29.5 day Lunar cycle and a new wave of energy for the coming month. This cycle will peak at the Full Moon that is occurring on September 24th/25th.

We have been in Virgo season since August 23rd with its ruler Mercury also there since September 5th/6th. Virgo is one of three Earth signs which are  practical, realistic, grounded, and have a stronger orientation and sense toward the physical/material world. Compared to the other Earth signs, it is mutable and ruled by Mercury which makes it more adaptable, multitasking, problem solving, and mentally oriented.

Virgo is a task oriented sign. It is about the work that needs to get done, how we take care of our bodies and health, how we organize our lives, how efficient and sustainable we are, and how we can be of service. Virgo is analytical, orderly, systematic, meticulous, clean, pure, discriminating, and the perfectionist. It can also be overly critical, fault finding, irritable, and restless.

It’s interesting to note that in the Northern Hemisphere, Virgo season is the last month of Summer with Autumn beginning the last week of September. However I find that the majority of people view early September (or even late August) as the end of Summer. This is partly because Virgo season is less about fun (like the previous sign Leo is) and more about getting to work. Part of this has to do with school beginning for most people which is ultimately a reflection of Virgo season.

New Moon In Harmonious Aspects With Jupiter And Pluto

Jupiter in Scorpio is finishing off its sextile with Pluto in Capricorn. It was strong in January when it began and in April during Jupiter’s retrograde. It is possible that now we can experience a conclusion process in relation to what was occuring or initiating during those periods.  This New Moon is in a direct aspect with these planets and brings its own Virgoan energy into the equation.

This sextile with Jupiter and Pluto can be empowering and transformative both in our personal development or even financially in some cases. It can also facilitate in our quest for deeper understandings, truths, and can also reveal things that were hidden. It can even reflect growth around sexuality, finances, and how we use our power.

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Considering that the New Moon in Virgo is collaborating with this energy, some of the themes mentioned in the previous paragraph could be connected to our work, duties, lifestyle, and health. Some people may notice this through positive and strengthening career developments,. Jupiter in Scorpio can open some doors through shared or borrowed resources becoming available.

Venus Square Mars While Both In Transition

At the time of this New Moon, Venus is on the cusp of Libra/Scorpio while it is in a square with Mars which is on the cusp of Capricorn/Aquarius. Mars recently finished its retrograde and is still in its post shadow period while Venus is slowing down to go retrograde in early October. This combined with the fact that they are both changing signs in the same period signifies a time of transitions regarding Venus and Mars energies.

We are in a period in which we are integrating and moving forward with some of the Mars Retrograde lessons, themes, and developments which occurred this past summer. It could have to do with how we assert ourselves, how we take action, how we deal anger/aggression, and could also have to do with sexuality.

With Venus preparing to go retrograde in both Libra and Scorpio, we will gradually experience new developments around love, relationships, sex, values, beauty, creativity, and even financially. This will set the stage for necessary adjustments during the retrograde and post-retrograde period from October to December.

This square between Venus and Mars could be about how we are applying our recent Mars lessons and reorientations towards the mentioned Venus related areas which will undergo its own recalibration process. This energy can also be passionate yet intense when it comes to matters of love. Some people may experience a conflict between love and sex.

Venus and Mars Also Applying A Hard Aspect With Uranus

The Venus square Mars aspect mentioned above is also interacting with Uranus which can also bring sudden changes, instability, disruptions, loss, separations, and rebelliousness in relationships or even financially. Challenges around freedom may come up. This can also reflect new and exciting energy around relations or pleasurable pursuits.

However, we can be impulsive when it comes to seeking pleasures or spending money, and would be wise to think things through before doing something you might regret.. This energy is strongest around September 11th-12th, and can also play out from September 17th-19th.

Mercury and New Moon in Virgo Opposing Neptune in Pisces

In the days prior to this New Moon, the Sun in Virgo made an opposition with Neptune while Mercury also in Virgo will do the same around September 13th-14th. Although Virgoan energy is detailed, focused, and hard working, the Neptune influence can bring an element of confusion, dreamy or delusional thinking, mental laziness, and perhaps even carelessness.

Communications with others may not be clear or perhaps we may not say things correctly, and is also not the most ideal time to make agreements. This is kind of similar to Mercury retrograde. However, this can be great for applying our mind towards creative or imaginative efforts.

Saturn Just Ended Its Retrograde While In A Trine With Uranus

On September 6th, Saturn ended its retrograde which began on April 17th. Theses transition periods are when the energy of the planet becomes more apparent, in the weeks before and after the change in motion. We may experience developments or feelings connected to Saturn themes.

Saturn rules responsibility, commitment, discipline, duty, effort, boundaries, as well as cautious and conservative approaches. It is in its own sign of Capricorn, which is about ambition, hard work, mastery, goals, career, and status.

Saturn has been getting close to a trine with Uranus in Taurus in the past few weeks and will separate over the coming weeks. This is good for trying new, innovative, or technological approaches towards our work, responsibilities, routines, and perhaps lifestyle in some cases. Their can also be developments that can give us more freedom.

Making Intentions And Things To Consider

What can you do to organize your life and manage your tasks better? What steps should you take to improve your health and lifestyle? Is there anything playing out now connected to a process that began in January which can help you to move forward in a more empowered way?

How should you proceed forward based on the developments that have come up for you in the last week in relation to your responsibilities, commitments, and career? What actions can you take to help you feel more liberated?

These are just some examples of what to consider or focus your intentions on at this time, however, it is good to reflect on anything else that is coming up for you. It is generally best to make any intentions within the first 24 hours following a New Moon. However, the closer to the New Moon the better and can be as early as 30 minutes prior to the exact moment of it. This New Moon will be occurring at 6:02pm Universal Time. You can click here to see what that is in your time zone.

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Free Franco DeNicola Screening: The Shift In Consciousness

We interviewed Franco DeNicola about what is happening with the shift in consciousness. It turned out to be one of the deepest and most important information we pulled out within an interview.

We explored why things are moving a little more slowly with the shift at times, what is stopping certain solutions from coming forward and the important role we all play.

Watch the interview here.
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