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When The ‘Mass Arrests’ Don’t Happen, Will We Realize We Can’t Wait For A Saviour?

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    Many are claiming that under the guise of the coronavirus lockdown, an alliance is preparing to arrest deep state players and that we will see 3 - 10 days of darkness. This narrative does not seem to be truly empowering humanity.

  • Reflect On:

    Do you truly resonate with these predictions? Is this what will bring about a world where we thrive? Or is this perhaps still focused on blaming others without looking at the role wee play in why our world is the way it is?

A few weeks ago, a great deal of strong and widely shared predictions began to once again surface that the mass arrest of the Deep State and it’s players is going to occur under the guise of this coronavirus lockdown. Specifically, people claim we are going to see full internet outages for 3 – 10 days, where the mass arrest of these high profile figures will be carried out by the US military in April 2020. Immediately when I heard these predictions once again, I felt within myself that this is the moment, this is when the focus on these decade long predictions may finally come to an end and we can begin doing the ‘real work.’ I felt this because I truly don’t feel this is going to occur.

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Now I want to be clear, it’s not that I feel no big name political official will be arrested from now until the end of time or anything of that nature, I simply just do not feel that this idea that the deep state will be defeated and a solar flash will evolve everyone’s consciousness is what is going to move humanity forward to a world where we truly thrive. To me, this is a narrative built out of the idea that we can’t possibly do this ourselves, so someone or something has to do it for us. The key missing ingredient here is: there is no learned self-empowerment.

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As a quick note for those who are curious, in the context of this piece and what my research has led me to over the years is that the deep state or shadow government is essentially groups of unelected individuals who own and control politicians and governments. It’s tough to express how entirely these groups function and who exactly makes them up, which is a much deeper conversation, but the sense that there are forces behind government that influence government should is the key aspect to keep in mind. More on that here.

For the last 3 years, perhaps millions have hung on to the words of Q, an alleged insider connected to Trump and an alliance of ‘good guys’ that provides intel drops on 4chan and 8chan boards. Qanons work to decipher these drops and link them to current events to explore what they really mean and what might be happening next in the ‘battle against the deep state.’ The interesting part is, most of what Q posts about are in fact real events, and are in fact helping people awaken to the reality of the deep state. The challenge is, many analysts are creating narratives that may not be accurate, yet they think they are, and the drops of information could easily be posted by anyone who is already well researched into alternative ideas about how the world functions.

Does that make this false? Shouldn’t pay attention? No, the idea of exploring this and asking questions is fine, but attaching to it and making assertions is where the issue arises. Still, for many, there is an addictive-like quality to the Q drops as the narrative has presented the age old idea that a saviour figure is coming to save America, and then the world, and these people have it all taken care of. Now, it’s fair to say Q is looking to unite people, encouraging them to question and do their research, but the ambiguity of the drops can return almost any narrative you like if you really want to. Thus, many people, not all, sit back, fit the drops into their existing narrative, grab their popcorn and watch. They often believe that the issues and challenges of our world stem solely from the systems and infrastructures we live with, the people who run them, and not the state of human beings and human consciousness. How we think, how we feel, how we relate to one another and our planet, as well as the programs in our minds that create our world through actions- these apparently, are not important.

I also find that the primary criticism being spoken about when it comes to Q is whether or not it’s real, and in that context, the proof is whether or not it’s connected to Trump. But why are we not asking the question as to whether or not this could in fact be connected to Trump, and that it’s merely a propaganda arm of that campaign to engage ‘free thinkers’ into sitting still as this plan is carried out? Or perhaps not questioning whether this is another group looking to gain the control powerful leople have right now? I’m not trying to present a all negative outlook, I’m trying to get us to look past the classic good guys vs bad guys narrative for a moment, and see what else might be playing out here.

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My goal here isn’t to discuss who’s right and who’s wrong, I feel that is yet again an addictive path that doesn’t always lead to greater peace and potential. Instead, my intention is to bring people together and encourage us to look at consciousness and our state of being as the driver of what will bring about actionable change.

The formula to my work has always been: look at current events to help understand the consciousness and state of thinking that is creating our world via our actions. From there, we can understand why we not only must shift our physical world, but also our ways of thinking and being so we can create a world that aligns with a new state of being/consciousness. Within that state of being, we take different actions that are founded in a different story, not the same old one. By exploring current events, we can see more clearly that we are at a time where we must wake up from the illusion we have chosen to accept about ‘what life is’ so we can expand our mind to possibility once again.

That said, as we explore this today, remember to observe where your narrative might be holding you back from reflecting on the deeper aspects of what opportunity we have here to truly change the way we think and create in our world.

The Saviour Complex

Within the Q narrative many people are building, (I.e. this isn’t what Q says but what people are creating themselves) Trump is the figure that is helping to bring this Great Awakening about with the backing of his military and intel connections. He challenges parts, not all, of an old regime that was very totalitarian in its approach. We have reported on the fact that there seems to be a deep shake-up of the old guard. He is clearly a threat to some powerful people, but is he and his connections the threat that will completely end their position of power? Is he someone about to bring about a world we truly know is possible in our hearts? Or is he simply a new leader that may do much of the very same stuff the ‘old guard’ did as he and who he works with continue to gain more power? In a sense how are we so sure he’s actually ‘benevolent’ like so many claim?

I’m not going to speculate too much as to how and why these predictive narratives get passed around so much on the internet and so forth, I feel ‘insiders’ can be passing ‘false intel’ to prominent voices in the alternative news space and they spread it… it can literally be that simple. But perhaps the more important aspect of this I want to bring forth is: what state of thinking, being and consciousness encourages us to put all our faith into these ideas? An idea that someone is coming to save us? Are we truly feeling empowered? Are we stuck on the idea of defeating an enemy? Where does that story come from? Does it lead us to neutrality, or are we still in the paradigm of polarity?

This idea of the positive people vs the negative people is the story humanity seems trapped in. To explain why this is a ‘trap’, let’s look a little deeper. Let’s say the deep state is removed, what do you want your world to look like? What does that world feel like? What state of thinking and being will you be envisioning and creating that world from? What are the features of this world? Have you thought about this? Is it informed by the ideas and programming you have learned to accept all these years? How much of it truly comes from your heart and own creativity vs what modern society has told you? Can we truly blame our inability to lovingly connect with fellow humans and create an incredible world solely on the deep state? Or is it something that is actually in our control, but we don’t do much about?

How about if these arrests do happen, what then? Who do we listen to when it comes to who creates and shifts our world? Do we wait for the alliance to tell us what to do? Have we learned a sense of empowerment through this process? Are we thinking that our empowerment will come from someone else giving it to us?

Herein lies the missing ingredient to this entire narrative that I feel is the powerful key to the change we all know is possible deep down inside. Regardless of whether we wish to believe in any of these predictions and narratives that have been forecasted for over 11 years, if self-empowerment, self-responsibility and a shift in consciousness is what will change this world, these arrests are completely unnecessary, and perhaps it’s time to explore our choices again. Instead of sitting back, writing articles, social media posts and watching youtube videos about it, what if we focused within and began to explore who we truly are, what thoughts, programs, belief systems and ideas make up how our thinking and consciousness create this world?

Would this not be more powerful and empowering than someone simply doing the work for us to save the world?

What we begin to realize is, it doesn’t matter if this Q narrative being built is in fact true or false, or whether these events will or will not happen. The strict focus on it is not letting us see the truth as to what we really must do – shift our consciousness and way of thinking and seeing ourselves and our world. Because the Q narrative often pulls people away from that, one can begin to explore whether or not Q is actually a well designed distraction to suppress humanity from becoming self-empowered.

A note before we continue, some have also suggested that extraterrestrials are taking care of these arrests, in this, I would ask people reflect as to whether or not this is the same saviour like narrative.

Reflection of Consciousness

What I have been observing for the past 2 years is a power struggle within the deep state. Imagine the mafia families of New York and the wars they have amongst one another when one family, or two, decide they want to go after the family that has been in power for quite some time. All hell breaks loose. Within the deep state, I have been feeling as though Trump and the group he is the public face for is simply warring with another group within the deep state, a power struggle of multiple groups. This is not a good guys vs bad guys, alliance vs the bad guys etc. It’s simply a power struggle within multiple factions of powerful people. Just like organized crime.

What’s interesting about this is that typically the deep state has been very united in their work to maintain power and control over billions of people in the world. Don’t think a small group of people can control billions? What about the fact that a tiny group of people just put everyone on lockdown in their homes for this pandemic? They absolutely can control mass perception and mass action, but we have to agree, we have to actually listen and give away our power. And for centuries we have.

Back to the deep state, their unity has been their strength, but one thing people have done is they have dehumanized those in positions of power. Somehow seeing them as something magical, something unattainable, something we can’t relate to. And in that, we don’t feel they are part of this dance we’re having together on this planet as humans. The sense is they have ultimate power, are not affected by anything and in no way would be experiencing some of the similar thought and emotional based struggles the average person deals with. This way of thinking comes from the simple process of dehumanization. It represents disconnection. After all, isn’t the story of disconnection the overwhelming paradigm of our world today? Whether you choose to blame the deep state or not for that, look at your everyday life and how you act, do you not make choices and actions that come from a state of disconnection from others? I’m sure we all will find examples of that until we have shifted our state of being, and that’s just the point, we all share this planet and are connected to the same collective consciousness – deep state included. And so the underlying consciousness that drives them, also drives the masses. We are all humanity.

So what does this mean in relation to how the deep state is unravelling? Their lack of unity, perhaps war that they are experiencing,  resembles the same disconnection we often experience in our society. Instead of it just happening in ‘societal culture,’ it’s also happening to the most powerful, people who have long been unified. This level of polarity and disconnection is on display for all to see as a mirror that reflects back saying, see what this looks like? I mean, think of how absurd news and politics has become over the few years? You can take one route and blame it on Trump, or you explore the idea that the level of immaturity, identity politics and insanity that has ensued is simply one of an adolescent state of thinking and consciousness that pits us against one another over petty issues. What more do we need to see to begin realizing that the change that is needed here is one of the basic foundation of who we are? The way we think, relate to this world, and each other etc.

When you witness all the clashes, does it not give you a chance to ask: Do you see what this feels like? Is this the choice you still want to make? The world you wish to live in? Is this all humanity is capable of? Is it time for a new approach? Is what I’m partaking in with polarity and identity politics making things peaceful or more intense?

Our Opportunity

Will these events happen? Time will tell, but if they don’t, just like with past predictions, those who choose the path of sticking to these narratives will find an excuse as to why this didn’t happen in April, and may push the prediction out a few months. While others may say it happened behind the scenes and we just won’t find out. Either way, it’s time to do the inner work.

In case I wasn’t clear, it doesn’t overly matter whether arrests happen one day or not, even if they were to, I believe they would happen at a time where humanity’s consciousness was at a point where upon the ‘removal’ of such a deep state, we would already be empowered within enough to be peaceful, unite, come together, and create our world in a way that truly resembles something incredible.

But to be honest with how I feel, if humanity was truly individually empowered, aware of who we truly are and the connectedness to all that we truly have, we would simply walk away from the game the deep state is playing and they would have no power. we GIVE them their power, putting them in jail doesn’t remove the consciousness within humans that will suddenly GIVE power to a new set of leaders.

This is less about swapping one set of leaders for better leaders, and about a shift in human consciousness that opens us up to who we truly are and what we are truly capable of. It’s a change in how we think, feel, relate to our world, and relate to each other. When we shift the way we think and shift our state of being, that informs a new way of creating within our physical world. THIS is what this shift is about. Does that happen with an addictive focus on the mass arrests? That’s a question for you to explore.

Our opportunity here, especially as we have a major interruption in what we call ‘normal life’, is to slow life down, and truly begin asking who we truly are and what type of world we want to create. Exploring that is possibly the most powerful and impactful thing we can truly do right now.

To explore this more deeply, process it more deeply, check out this free video series I put together that dives into the key mechanisms and concepts involved in creating a world where we can truly thrive.

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Manifesting Your Vision Through “The Law of Attraction”

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The Law of Attraction is based on the principle that all matter is made up of pure energy, which is in a constant state of vibration and spin.

The LOA implies that thoughts and emotions are also energy, each having a unique energy signature. Every energetic frequency is in a constant state of attraction or repulsion with all others. With the recent emergence of quantum mechanics, this notion has been largely supported at a micro level.

The Law of Attraction states that “like attracts like,” and we are in a constant state of creating our reality through the energy we emit in the form of thoughts and emotion. We continuously interact with the fabric of reality (or quantum field), through thought and emotional energy, and whatever we focus on is likely to manifest. We are each creators of our own reality, and what we put out is what we will attract.

3 Things You Need to Know First

1. A key factor missing from the LOA is that we are creating on both a conscious and subconscious level. This accounts for the seeming contradiction between “opposites attract” and the major principle of LOA, “like attracts like.”

We are still attracting the part of the whole that has been splintered and repressed into the subconscious mind. Basically, the actively repressed traits within ourselves are still charged, and this suppressed energy is also a point of attraction. Until we acknowledge and integrate it, it will still play a role in the creation of our external reality.

2. Our belief systems alter our manifestation process. If you want to manifest $10,000 in one week, but your underlying beliefs are largely identified with a state of lack, you will only manifest more lack.

This is because Law of Attraction works with both thought and emotion, and if you try to think your way into something that you don’t believe, your emotional reaction will support your unconscious beliefs more than your conscious thoughts.

If you try to affirm, “I will be abundant,” but don’t believe it, those beliefs will surface via an emotional response that insinuates the opposite feeling. At that point, you are literally putting the gas and the breaks on at the same time, making manifestation very difficult.

One great tip to overcome this, as stated by Abraham Hicks, is to “start general, and then get specific” with your manifestation process. Start with what you can believe, and continue to expand as you see evidence of your manifestations taking place. This allows your thoughts and emotions to be in resonance rather than dissonance.

3. We are always manifesting according to our highest values. Renowned behavioural development specialist Dr. DeMartini (who was also featured in The Secret) discovered that we all have an inherent set of values that is largely governing our behaviour. DeMartini is quoted as saying, “All of our actions are strategies to align with our values as efficiently as possible,” along with, “all of our positive and negative emotions are feedback as to whether or not we are living in our highest values.” Essentially, the things we value the most filter our perception at a subconscious level. They are governing the way that we manifest, and the reasons we do.

This is why, for example, someone might set a new year’s resolution to lose weight and never achieve their goal. If one of their highest values is social connection, their unconscious will perceive that taking the time to exercise and eat right actually conflicts with the time they would rather be spending at social events with others.

The trick, then, is to change your perception by tying in how exercise and diet actually support your high value on social connection. For example, you might feel more confident meeting new people when you are healthy and strong. Or you can approach it from the other end by tying your value into your goal. In this case, you could try to engage your value of social connection by going to the gym or to nutrition classes with your close friends.

What You Need to Know During Active Manifestation

These are some useful tips if you are meditating on your vision, or practicing visualization.

Clear your mind. To speed up the process of manifestation, presence and focus are key. If your attention is scattered, your manifestation will be too. Write down on paper whatever is bothering you, and vow to leave it outside of your visualization. This will help you stay present.

Open your heart for the process. Connect with the feeling of gratitude as you begin. This can be done by writing a short gratitude list, or by thinking of people/events that you are truly grateful for.

According to the HeartMath Institute, “The heart generates an electromagnetic field roughly 60 times greater in amplitude than brainwaves do.” This field is measured by an electrocardiogram (ECG), and brainwaves were measured using an electroencephalogram (EEG) during these findings. The heart is a major point of attraction.

Be clear. The law of attraction is described as a law. This means it responds to everything, without exception. If you are mixed in your emotions or vision, it will slow the process. The clearer and more detailed you are, the faster your vision will come to life.

Engage your senses. Did you know that the brain can’t actually tell the difference between experience and visualization? This is why visualization is so useful for athletes. This principle applies directly to the LOA. What do you see, hear, smell, touch, and feel when you have arrived at your vision? Feel each sense distinctly, and don’t be afraid to sit with each one individually.

Engage emotion. This is how to charge your vision. Emotions are the driving force behind manifestation.

Align your intention with your values. Tie what you want to manifest into your highest values. More simply put, make sure you can see how your goals support the things that matter most to you in life. This will help you manifest congruently from both the conscious and subconscious mind.

Don’t be desperate. Try to imagine that you are gently requesting. If you are being needy or desperate in your request, you are coming directly from an emotional space of lack. The emotional feeling of lack will counteract your thought-energy, and you are more likely to stagnate.

What You Need to Know After

Take action. Taking action will create momentum, while also building evidence toward creating the belief that your manifestation is unfolding.

Act as if it has already happened. “I AM” is a creative, powerful phrase. If you conduct your behaviour as the person you have already become, you are more energetically aligned with your goal.

Be aware of your internal dialogue. Remember, you are in a constant state of attracting or repulsing what it is that you want to achieve. Your internal dialogue is always creating a point of attraction, along with the emotional reactions it produces. Be congruent!

Allow! You must fully release your vision in order for it to manifest. If you are too attached to it, your need for control can actually stunt the process. Faith and belief in the process are key. It can be helpful to think in terms of being at a restaurant. Once you’ve placed your order, you have to give it time to be cooked up and served to you!

We are all creators, and we all deserve to live an inspired life. The Law of Attraction is a beautiful tool that enables us to consciously put our creative powers to use! In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.”

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My Thoughts On “Spiritual Narcissism”

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    Narcissism, in a nutshell, is self-absorption to the extent that it will adopt any set of rationale to protect the ego which often includes a degree of self-deception. Is this happening to many in spiritual trends?

  • Reflect On:

    There is authentic being, and then there is self-absorption which pretending to be authenticity, are we aware of the difference?

We humans often have a hard time finding middle ground. We may be drowning in lack of self-worth one moment, and trampling over other’s with our own self indulgence the next as we struggle to find balance. Narcissism is not simply about enjoying selfies in our social media-saturated world, it goes deeper than that.

It appears as liberation but is a trap that can ruin relationships, increase personal suffering, and keep a person from their true spiritual aspirations. Not surprisingly, increased mindfulness and compassion for this tricky human quirk is the best way to heal it.

What is Spiritual Narcissism?

The capacity to become overly self-indulgent is within all of us, and it becomes increasingly dangerous when we confuse it with spirituality. In many ways it is easy to see that all of humanity is dealing with a certain degree of self-absorption while we desecrate forests and oceans, causing plants and animals to go extinct on our material quests. In his famous book, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Chogyam Trungpa gave a good foundation for westerners to navigate the pitfalls of our materialistic abundance.

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The capacity to become overly self-indulgent is within all of us

We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it. – Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

There is a difference between ego-self and the deeper universal soul within us, differentiating the two is important. Sadly, we have spiritual philosophies and religions that have been constructed to feed the ego, inflate self-righteousness, and create division while giving justification for all manner of activities including killing, exploitation, and oppression. Ethical conduct, regardless of spirituality, requires honoring the other and the self as one with each deserving to be respected, heard, and seen with compassion.

No matter what the practice or teaching, ego loves to wait in ambush to appropriate spirituality for its own survival and gain. – Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

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There is a difference between ego-self and the deeper universal soul within us

Finding the Antidote to Self-absorption

Narcissism, in a nutshell, is self-absorption to the extent that it will adopt any set of rationale to protect the ego which often includes a degree of self-deception. Ego is an important aspect of our selves, it is part of self-preservation but when it becomes out of balance it actually has the ability to destroy us and harm relationships.

Many spiritual practices seek to increase our ability to witness and bring mindful awareness to ego drives which allow us to master, instead of being enslaved by our ego. When ego gets too big it can be hard to swallow, yet spiritual liberation invites us to expand our sense of self beyond the ego, beyond time and space.

The goal is to find a balance between the inner experience and the outer reality. How do we embody healthy self-love without becoming an ego-maniac and hurting personal relationships? Meanwhile, self-loathing, and low self-esteem are also manifestations of ego out of balance. Selflessness can often be quite selfish, over-engagement can be as problematic as disengagement socially. Luckily we are here to find this balance through living fully, from making mistakes, and evolving our sense of self-awareness. Healthy self-awareness is the only antidote to self-absorption.

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How do we embody healthy self-love without becoming an ego-maniac?

The Story of Narcissus and Echo

One day Narcissus was walking in the woods when Echo, an Oread (mountain nymph) saw him, fell deeply in love, and followed him. Narcissus sensed he was being followed and shouted “Who’s there?”. Echo repeated “Who’s there?”. She eventually revealed her identity and attempted to embrace him. He stepped away and told her to leave him alone. She was heartbroken and spent the rest of her life in lonely glens until nothing but an echo sound remained of her. Nemesis, the goddess of revenge, learned of this story and decided to punish Narcissus. She lured him to a pool where he saw his own reflection. He didn’t realize it was only an image and fell in love with it. He eventually recognized that his love could not be reciprocated and committed suicide. -Wikipedia

Since intention is subjective, a person is often understood within their community by their actions or image. This becomes extra tricky in our age of social media and the materialism that has found it’s way into yoga, meditation, and spirituality. It is possible to put on a good act, to fool those around us and ourselves (temporarily).

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Narcissus mesmerized by his own reflection

We can have the latest yoga clothes, read the right books and hang out with all the “cool” people, but if our actions are not grounded in a deeper spiritual practice, basic consideration for others, and respect, it is still hollow. A common analogy is the guy who everyone likes but then goes home kicks his dog, or is rude and unaccountable to his wife.

Deep spirituality makes us more sensitive to the feeling of others, encouraging an open stance of courage where we can drop our protective shields and accept the vulnerability to be seen as we are. Narcissistic sensitivity, however, is focused solely on the subtle nuances one’s own internality, and resists looking at hard, uncomfortable truths that may upset the self image. One who is narcissistically sensitive is easily offended by the “coarseness” of others, seeks to make his environment change to align with the contours of his needs, and gets angry or offended when this does not happen. -The Allure of Narcissistic Spirituality, Huffington Post

How to Identify Narcissistic Behavior

The ability to identify narcissistic behavior in yourself and others is the best way to heal it. It is not your job to diagnose others or tell them they are narcissistic if they are not interested in hearing it or healing it. However, if you draw appropriate boundaries for them you will protect yourself and encourage them to become more mindful. This is a loving and compassionate way to handle narcissism.

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It is always healthy to make boundaries and speak your truth in a loving and compassionate way. Whether the narcissist hears it or not is out of your control. Common responses from narcissists will include belittling your feelings, a hollow apology without effort to modify behavior, or ignoring you altogether. Basically, they will use any excuse they can in order to not look at it, or to make the situation your fault. This is your cue to make appropriate boundaries for yourself.

Within yourself be open and receptive when others tell you that you have been inconsiderate of them. Accepting constructive feedback from loved ones is a great way to keep a balance between internal needs and external relationships. This is also how we grow as individuals.

Common traits of narcissism courtesy of BPD Central.

  • Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
  • Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
  • Has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
  • Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
  • Is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
  • Requires excessive admiration
  • Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
  • Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
  • Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
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Evolving Unhealthy Patterns

Hopefully, this will help you navigate tough interpersonal relationships and also better yourself. It is a beautiful thing that psychology is allowing us to have terms to identify and evolve unhealthy patterns emotionally. As we learn to live in community, we learn many aspects of love. This is how we help ourselves and those around us grow!

I’m republishing,  for the CE audience, this piece I wrote for Uplift Connect.

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New Moon In Libra: Seeking Balance

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We are having a New Moon in Libra on October 16th throughout most of the world and in the morning of the 17th in the East. This is initiating a 29.5 day lunar cycle and new wave of energy for the coming month; however, the astrological configurations mentioned in this article will be more prominent over the following two weeks. This cycle will include a Full Moon in Taurus on October 31st/November 1st.

This New Moon occurs days after we have reached the halfway point of Mars’ retrograde in Aries which concludes mid-November. It is also days after Mercury began its retrograde which is currently in Scorpio and moving backwards into Libra before it moves forward again post November 3rd. Both of these planets being retrograde at the same time reflects a period of significant adjustments pertaining to how we express these planets, the signs they are in, and how they are configured to our individual astrological blueprints (natal chart).

Generally Mars retrogrades are a period in which the circumstances, developments, and our inner guidance is helping to facilitate a shift in how we apply ourselves and take action in specific areas of our lives. This is something that happens approximately every two years, which is less frequent and usually more significant than Mercury’s retrogrades. I wrote separate articles for each of them, you can read more about Mars Retrograde here and Mercury Retrograde here.

Libra season began on September 22nd/23rd, just over three weeks prior to this Lunation, and will end on October 22nd/23rd when Scorpio season begins. However, this New Moon (along with other planets) will still carry some of its Libra themes into the first week of Scorpio season prior to the Full Moon.

This is a good period of working with and co-creating with the energies of this sign. As an Air sign, Libra is socially and mentally oriented. Ruled by Venus, it is associated with relating, relationships, charm, harmony, compromising, art, creativity, and aesthetics. There is a big focus on others. Libra is also diplomatic as it seeks to find balance, equality, fairness, and common ground.

Negatively, Libra can be overly codependent, passive aggressive, superficial, insincere,  indecisive, vain, and judgemental. Although this sign is about politeness and harmony, retaliation can be triggered when imbalance and unfairness is perceived. Libra is also associated with people-pleasing which can have either positive or negative implications.

New Moon Aligned With Spica, In A Hard T-Square Pattern

This New Moon has an interesting mix of energies. It is tightly aligned with the fixed star Spica which is known to be the most benefic and fortunate star. However, it can be tricky to interpret how a star’s energy can manifest, especially in this case considering other astrological factors that are quite different.

Like Libra, Spica is connected to art and creativity, but also has spiritual, scientific, and inventive qualities. It is associated with harvest season and represents the ‘gifts of harvest’, both metaphorically and literally. However, it can also reflect unfruitfulness (depending on other variables) and injustice to innocence according to legendary astrologer Vivian Robson.

This New Moon is opposite Mars Retrograde in Aries which are both in a T-square with Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn. The Sun has been in an opposition with Mars in the week before this New Moon (peaking on the 13th/14th) which has been a significant part of the Mars retrograde process in influencing how we assert ourselves.

However, this energy is also configured into this New Moon and can play out as conflicts (internally or externally with others), impulsiveness, aggression, anger, competitiveness, or sexual tension. Mars in Aries wants to assert individuality, ego, personal needs, and self identity while the New Moon in Libra is looking for consideration, common ground, diplomacy, equality, and fairness.

This opposition in a square to Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn can reflect power struggles, obstacles, and issues pertaining to beliefs, opinions, and perspectives. Saturn has the most power as it is strongly placed in its home sign (ruling Jupiter and Pluto) as the Sun and Moon are also moving towards a square (strong on the 18th/19th) with it while separating from the aspects to the other planets in this configuration. This calls for a need to be realistic, cautious, practical, disciplined, structured, or orderly. The combination of this and all the retrograde energy can call for some sort of refinement.

Venus Opposing Neptune, Trine Planets In Capricorn, and Square The Lunar Nodes

The ruler of this New Moon, Venus, has been in Virgo in the previous two weeks and will be there until October 27th/28th. Venus ruled areas of values, love, relationships, friends, social life, pleasures, money, aesthetics, beauty, art, taste, sensuality, desires, and attractiveness can be expressed in ways that are practical, conscientious, discerning, picky, detailed, organized, analytical, health oriented, productive, efficient, adaptable, or fault finding/surfacing.

At the time of this New Moon, Venus is moving towards an opposition to Neptune and trine to Jupiter which have been in a sextile over the previous weeks. This energy is strong from October 18th-19th and can be good for creative or artistic efforts as well as social interactions that have spiritual, compassionate, broad, or philosophical themes. It can also reflect expansiveness, growth, morals, optimism, idealism, along with confusion, deception, escapism, and delusion affecting Venus areas of life (as mentioned in above paragraph).

Mars retrograde will also be in a square with Jupiter at that time which could also reflect conflicts around beliefs, opinions, and judgements. Excessiveness, overconfidence, and spreading ourselves out too much can also play out. Mercury retrograde will be moving towards an opposition to Uranus (peaks 19th/20th) which can make it harder to focus and can bring disruption, changes to plans, and perhaps communication problems.

Venus approaches a square to the Lunar Nodes on October 20th/21st. We may be reflecting on the past and future, or perhaps at a crossroads, when it comes to relationships and values. Venus is then in a trine with Pluto (October 21st/22nd) which can bring an empowering, deep, intense, or insightful energy to things associated with Venus. Following this, it moves to a trine with Saturn (October 24th/25th) which can have a committing, strengthening, supportive, responsible, practical, or stabilizing effect on these areas.

Making Intentions & Things To Consider

What can you do to improve how you relate with others? Is there a need to compromise, find common ground, or achieve fairness and equality? What has come up for you in the week leading up to this New Moon? Should you change the way you assert your needs or individuality? Are circumstances in your life pushing you to think differently about something? What can you learn from any obstacles that have been coming up in your life? Is there anything that needs to be restrained?

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. The exact moment it will occur is 7:31pm Universal Time on October 16th. You can click here to see what that is in your time zone.

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