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Sunday inspiration: when bad planets happen to good people

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I mean the title as a bit of a joke – an homage to the self-help book from the 1970s by Harold Kushner.  But it’s no joke when tragic events happen in our own lives or to someone we love. Over the past five years of such intense planetary drama these stories seem to occur more frequently, at least in my life.  The bride-to-be whose fiance dies of a heart attack five days before the wedding.  The parents who lose two children in the space of a year.  The friend […]

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Sunday inspiration: Living wide open

Living Wide Open: Landscapes of the Mind I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible; to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance, to live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom, and that which came to me as blossom, goes on […]

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Sunday Inspiration from Kelly Lee Phipps

  Kelly Lee Phipps is a brilliant astrologer who was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer this year. He posted this poem on his Facebook page. SATORI Two circles unite sun and moon move together eternity flows One heart opens wide living waters surged inward tears crawling from our stories This sacred flow aspires to express the divine through a fountain of radiant wisdom As rain falls on the cracked ground fertilizing being in the depths of pure, fiery satori As in the heavens, so in each of us, we ascend fully […]

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Sunday Inspiration for Autumn: Reawakening

Smell the fallen leaves as they are decaying – it is your body. Feel the raindrops on your skin – it is your blood. Feel the hardness of stone and the softness of the breeze – it is your breath. Become soft like the wind and speak to the leaves as they fall, releasing and forgiving and renewing in the whole. Flow with the cycle of life for life is your tissue that binds it all together as one dream. Then, when you close your eyes, return to Source and […]

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Sunday Saturn inspiration: “Routine is freedom from time”

“Routine is not a prison, but the way to freedom from time.  The apparently measured time has immeasurable space within it, and in this it resembles music.” ― May Sarton I’m afraid I have still been a bit in the Underworld after a very trying twelve months, but a bit more rest and rejuvenation and I will be back in full swing.  The Planetary Illuminations report had to go on hiatus in October but will be back in November. Saturn is preparing to square my Moon, and as the Prince of […]

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Sunday Poetry: I am the Universe

My bones are mountains. My tears, rushing rivers. The earth’s crust is my skin. Trees adorn my head. The sun, moon, and stars Are in my eyes. The ether of the Universe is my breath. Separateness is an illusion. I am all things and all things are me. -Anya Phenix

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Sunday inspiration for Pluto turning direct

Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place. -Rumi This beautiful writing from Rumi captures the essence of a major Pluto event that may occur in our […]

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Sunday inspiration: You are your own journey

“No one else has access to the world you carry around within yourself; you are its custodian and entrance. No one else can see the world the way you see it. No one else can feel your life the way you feel it. Thus it is impossible to ever compare two people because each stands on such different ground. When you compare yourself to others, you are inviting envy into your consciousness; it can be a dangerous and destructive guest.” ― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

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Visioncrafting: A Self-Guided Workbook – now on sale!

I just noticed that Amazon has put my Visioncrafting book on sale, so you can now purchase it for only $9.33 plus shipping.  This is a great price (it was $18) so I hope that you will take a look and consider ordering it. I designed this workbook to follow the formats of the workshops that I used to lead, and it’s designed for you to follow at your own pace.  Here are a couple of reviews from Amazon which will describe the book more objectively than I can! For […]

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Sunday inspiration: What to remember when waking

    by David Whyte © 1999 In that first hardly noticed moment in which you wake, coming back to this life from the other more secret, moveable and frighteningly honest world where everything began, there is a small opening into the new day which closes the moment you begin your plans.   What you can plan is too small for you to live. What you can live wholeheartedly will make plans enough for the vitality hidden in your sleep. To be human is to become visible while carrying what is hidden […]

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