Today’s Solstice – A Mirror for the Great Global Reversal Now Underway

The sun behind the Heel Stone at Stonehenge, s...
The sun behind the Heel Stone at Stonehenge, shortly after sunrise on the summer solstice. Keywords: Summer Solstice, Stonehenge, sunlight, Heel Stone. Español: El sol detrás de la Piedra del Tacón en el monumento de Stonehenge, Gran Bretaña, poco después del amanecer del solsticio de verano. Français : Le soleil derrière la Heel Stone de Stonehenge, peu après son lever, au solstice d’été. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Happy Solstice!

It’s been a while since I’ve shared my perceptions of transformative energies that are sweeping through the world.  This is a longer post for those of you who are inclined to read this.

Tapping Into Your Own Energy Today

If you would like a Solstice meditation to uplift your energy, check out Ken Stone at solsticeforyoursoul.com.  I always find his guided meditations leave me feeling blissed out.  I listened to this meditation earlier today, and think it could help you align your energy with the reversals that are coming.

A Time for Personal Strength

Today is the Solstice, a day when energies around the world mirror our yearly transition of the orbit of the earth around the sun.

This is also a day when if we are listening through our soul’s antenna,  destiny is calling all of us who are alive in these days of tremendous change.

As we move through these dramatic times,  compassion and caring are the most important strengths we can develop.  Today is a good day to align yourself with those aspects of yourself.

Trend Reversal

Practically speaking, the Solstice is always a day when seasonal trends reverse:

If you’re in the northern hemisphere, this is the longest day of the year. The days will get shorter until December 21st.

And if in the southern hemisphere, this is the shortest day of the year for you, and the days are now about to get longer.

We Are in the Midst of a Bigger Shift

The days we are living through contain profound energies and opportunities for positive change that are beneficial for you, especially when you don’t resist the change.

We are in the middle of a huge collective reversal that is changing belief sets that have been in existence for thousands of years.

Not everyone likes this reversal. In fact, you might not like it, because it is so deeply ingrained in our belief sets.

Because the belief that is being reversed is the idea that mono-cultures are good for us.

This doesn’t mean there is no room for tribes or homogeneity. There is something in human nature that likes to be surrounded by people who are like us.  In the book, Thrive by  Dan Buettner points to cultures and people who seem happier when they share a certain amount of similarity.

Yet on the whole, if my logic and intuition are correct:

We are moving into a long period of time (millennia) when diversity is cherished across the earth.

Humans have lived in a world where for thousands of years, different cultures have insisted on and often gone on to create gruesome wars in order to protect a single idea, religion, culture or world view.  Humanity on the whole has sought to drive out wildness and diversity and dissent.

We did this because it seemed safer for humanity to do so.

Collectively, we destroyed forests across the world, limited the number of species of preferred animals and food, and societal structures.

It may be that we had to go through these changes to survive as a species and evolve our consciousness.

In modern times, we see the drive for monoculture as an underlying goal in most corporations.  The underlying goal for most capitalist companies is to create products and services in such a way that monopolies are created and profits are maximized.  This is such a prevalent idea, that we don’t always see it, especially if the monopoly is led by a charismatic leader such as a Steve Jobs.

In agriculture, we collectively created a world where mono-cultures of food crops now dominate the world. For many in the world, there is only one true religion, the one they are following.

Developing Your Individuality

An interconnected world and human consciousness is changing all of this.  And I would contend that the divine Spirit that connects us all together is also letting us know that it favors this change and loves diversity.

In individuals, we have sometimes honored versatility.  I’ve always liked to read about Sir Isaac Newton because he was a scientist, astrologer and a devout man.  In his time, you could be them all.  Same with Leonardo Da Vinci.  But if you were a woman with that same combination of interests in those days, God help you! You were much more likely to be burnt at the stake for being a heretic than become renowned for your versatility.

We are moving into a new time, when diversity will be appreciated much more than mono-culture.  That means a culture of men and women working together is the one that will flourish. We need a vast collection of opinions, ideas, religious beliefs, plants, organic foods, cultures to help the world make a quantum leap into a more just, prosperous and peaceful world.

At the same time that differences can be celebrated, we are all connected by a common humanity, whether we like it or not.  Many of us also believe we are connected with all of life energetically, including stones, trees, mountains, oceans and other worlds, and they are trying to get through to us.

What does this all mean for you?

It means that being unique is already starting to be valued more than fitting in.  If you look at the situation in our global economy with an open mind, you can see that the collective whole needs us to express our unique perspective and talents.

On a more psychic note, today’s Solstice is carrying powerful energies to help you to reverse the trends of your life.

  • If you have been unhealthy much of your life, you can find healing and health in the months and years ahead.
  • If you have tried too much to fit in, opportunities will arise for you to stand out, more quickly, the more authentic you are.
  • If you have been working alone for too long, you will find your tribe to support you.
  • If you have been overwhelmed by the needs of others, you will have time for your needs to now be met.

The reversal you will see is as individual as you are.

The end result is the same however.  By being your unique self to your best ability, you will feel more connected to everyone and everything on this planet more than you ever have before.

Enjoy this Solstice.  Some people like to make a wish today.  You might enjoy writing your destiny between now and the December solstice to be a witness to what changes in your life.  I believe you will see some very positive reversals in your life.

Is Your Life Enchanting?

A picture by Gustave Doré of Mother Goose read...
A picture by Gustave Doré of Mother Goose reading written (literary) fairy tales (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A few days ago, I started reading an older book by Marianne Williamson called Enchanted Love, The Mystical Power of Intimate Relationships.  Published in 1998, this book has been around for a while.  I was surprised to find how much I loved this book on so many levels.

Her book is ostensibly about creating better romantic relationships, but I like it just as much for its melding of spirituality, romance and graceful language.

I firmly believe that we are in a time when we need writers, coaches, artists and healers to use their special gifts to create a more enchanted world.  Marianne Williamson articulates this need for enchantment so well.

The following quote from Enchanted Love also happens to provide a nice connector between the posts I’ve just shared recently regarding quantum leaps and the ideas I’d like to share for the rest of the summer regarding our relationship to the unseen world.

 The twenty first century is upon us.  We are exiting a spiritual Dark Ages in which materialistic form and function were viewed as the primary reality of almost everything.  Love hardly survived these times, though survive it di, in a fierce and miraculous way, often ravaged and torn by the mockery and denial of a loveless world.  Magic was exiled to the margins of the mind, while true romance was diminished to the purview of fairy tales and fairy tales, of course were supposedly just for children.   .  . .

Men and women need each other, at least as much as we ever did, but for a deeper experience than mere procreation or protection.  We need to partner in consciousness now, to conceive the miraculous things of spirit.  Our most potent needs are psychological and emotional, our most potent love is forgiveness and compassion.

Our children, to survive, need this transformation in our experience of love.  In order to protect them in ages past, we needed to be able to subdue our physical environment.  Now, in order to protect our children, we must learn to pacify that same environment, to transform it from fear to love.  Our relationships, at their highest, are conduits for a quantum leap forward.

Marianne Williamson

A few questions to ponder . . .

Which of your relationships in your life right now, might be a conduit for a quantum leap in your life  this summer?

Are there any areas in your life that could use some enchantment?

I’d love to hear your stories.

A Different Kind of Quantum Leap: Letting Go of Ambition

Tao Te Ching Detail
Tao Te Ching Detail (Photo credit: lyzadanger)

Wise people are not absorbed

in their own needs.

They take the needs of all people as their own.

They are good to the good.

But they are also good to those

who are still absorbed in their own needs.

Why?

Because goodness is in the very nature

of the Great Integrity.

Wise people trust

those who trust.

But they also trust those who do not trust.

Why?

Because trusting is the very nature

of the Great Integrity.

Wise people merge with all other

rather than stand apart judgmentally.

In this way, all begin to open their ears and hearts,

more prepared to return to the innocence of childhood.

Verse 49, Tao Te Ching

Translated by Ralph Alan Dale

The Wisdom of SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob SquarePants (character)
SpongeBob SquarePants (character) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s funny how life gives us mirrors and stories when we need them.

I was trying to think about how to convey the message of today’s blog in a refreshing way:

Surround Yourself with People Who Respect You for the Right Reason

Most of us, know that the company we keep in life, work and relationships makes a difference in how successful we can be in attaining our goals.

As I was writing this, my sons were watching an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants where Mr. Crabs’ daughter, Pearl, comes to work.  Pearl sets about changing everything at the Crusty Crab in incredibly goofy ways that are costing stingy Mr. Crabs more and more money.

Finally, things are so bad, Mr. Crabs tells SpongeBob that he has to fire Pearl.  Just as SpongeBob is about to fire her, she starts crying, and says I can’t take it anymore, because nothing is working. SpongeBob tries to console her for doing her best.  She’s no, I’ve been doing my best to get fired from this job and it’s not working!

Most of us know when we are in a situation that is not the best one for us or the other people involved in the situation.  It’s worst when we think that by standing up for ourselves, we are going to have to hurt someone we love.

As SpongeBob SquarePants showed today, if there is one area, where we should be wary of flowing with everything around us, it’s in the area of our closest relationships and who we choose to do our life’s work with.

If there is an area in your life that isn’t moving in the direction you would like, take a look at your relationships in that area.  Are you trying to please someone in a way that doesn’t help anyone?

There may be some area in your life where you have to let yourself be fired or fire someone else who is not working with you for the right reason.

Asking for Help and Ray Bradbury

Photo of Ray Bradbury.
Photo of Ray Bradbury. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is the second post in a series on creating quantum leaps.  I can’t help combining worldly news with these posts.   Sadly, today, we heard of Ray Bradbury’s passing.

My original goal for today’s post was to write about how important it is to pray and ask for help.

With Ray Bradbury’s death, may he rest in peace, I decided to get some help today myself and flipped open to one of my favorite books on writing: Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury.

With what I believe was divine guidance, this is what I opened to:

So again, the three signs.  Put them together any way you wish.  WORK RELAXATION DON’T THINK Once separated out.  Now, all three together in a process.  For if one works, one finally relaxes and stops thinking.  True creation occurs then and only then.

But work, without right thinking, is almost useless.  I repeat myself, but, the writer who wants to tap the larger truth in himself must reject the temptations of Joyce or Camus or Tennessee Williams, as exhibited in literary reviews.  He must forget the money waiting for him in mass circulation.  He must ask himself, “What do I really think of this world, what do I love, fear, hate?” and begin to pour this on paper.

Then, through the emotions, working steadily, over a long period of time, his writing will clarify; he will relax because he thinks right and he will think even righter because he relaxes.  The two will become interchangeable. At last he will begin to see himself.  At night, the very phosphorescence of his insides will throw shadows on the wall.  At last the surge, the agreeable blending of work, not thinking and relaxation will be like the blood in one’s body, flowing, because it has to flow, moving because it has to move.

What are we trying to uncover in this flow? The one person irreplaceable to the world, of which there is no duplicate. You. As there was only one Shakespeare, Moliere, Dr. Johnson, so you are that precious commodity, the individual man, the man we all democratically proclaim, but who, so often, gets lost, or loses himself in the shuffle.

How does one get lost?

Through incorrect aims, as I have said.  Through wanting literary fame too quickly.  From wanting money too quickly.  If only we would remember,  fame and money are gifts given only after we have gifted the world with our best, our lonely, our individual truths.  Now we must build a better mousetrap, heedless if a path is beaten to our door.

This may seem like the wrong kind of advice for producing quantum leaps in writing.  In our society, we generally equate quantum leaps with fame and money. If you’re deeply honest are any of your truest dreams about money and fame? Don’t they usually involve living and expressing your personal truth?

Perhaps, this is the perfect summer to take Ray’s advice for following any of your truest dreams:

  • WORK
  • RELAX
  • DON’T THINK

Might you produce a quantum leap in your life if you applied this approach in your life?

Thanks Ray for your help today!

Quantum Leaps and Summer Vacation

English: The Quantum Leap
English: The Quantum Leap (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As I work on the plans for our family summer vacation today, I started to think about the opportunity we have to make quantum leaps.

I have tended to like summer and winter because they are times when certain expectations slow down.   I don’t usually associate these times with quantum leaps.  Instead,  I’ve tended to see these seasons as ones when big changes aren’t really possible.

Yet, I have to remind myself that remarkable discoveries, breakthroughs and accomplishments can happen at any time. If you could make a quantum leap in any of your life or your whole life in the next three months, what would it be?

I’m taking my family on a road trip this summer.  In the course of a few weeks we’ll be driving across a couple thousand miles of roads across America.

English: Redwood Sequoia sempervirens forest i...
English: Redwood Sequoia sempervirens forest in California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A few years ago, we drove 5000 miles in 9 days.  There was work involved in that trip, but compared to what it would have taken a hundred years ago to make the same trip, it was simple.  The ability to make a cross country trip is a quantum leap that we don’t think about much.

I’m just an average American, with perhaps an above average love of road trips.  For me, making road trips is easy, fun, and part of a long-term goal for my kids.

For some people, taking a vacation every year is a frivolous, waste of money.  I sometimes wonder if people who can’t see the value of travel also have trouble making quantum leaps.

There’s something about going on adventures to places you’ve never been that deepens your ability to believe that things can change drastically in an instant.   You see different ways of living are possible when you travel Within a few hours, sometimes even a few minutes, you can be seeing an entirely different type of landscape and culture.

Quantum leaps aren’t limited to travel.  They are all around us.  And some of them are making us nervous, because quantum leaps in outsourcing, technology, etc are changing the way of life in America.  We don’t tend to notice how available quantum leaps are to us.  If we don’t take advantage of the tools that humankind has created, we won’t make the journeys or quantum leaps that we could.

What would you really love to do in the next 90 days that you’ve never done before? With some imagination, determination, and focused play, you just might surprise yourself at the places you could see or the person you could become.

For today, just imagine what it would feel like to make a quantum leap in the next 90 days!

Perhaps over the next few days, together we can brainstorm some ways to radically change our lives, which aren’t necessarily magical, but leave us feeling that life is bigger and more wondrous than we imagined!