It takes practice to set your own slower pace in a world that is hurried, stressed and frantic. Part of our collective stress can be found in driving patterns and increased volumes of traffic. (Bravo to those who don’t own cars and use public transportation).
If you own a car and drive / commute to work or drive in traffic at any time of day or night there is an increasing tendency to drive faster on interstates and secondary roads. There is a tendency to run lights that are yellow and red. It could be built-in to the predatory capitalism and a me-first attitude on the roads.
Rush hour is no longer just an hour. Weekends and holidays exacerbate traffic and impatience to get their first. “Half an inch, half an inch,” out of a Monte Python sketch or a Jerry Seinfeld bit of inching ahead in traffic at a stoplight. This is all a part of the out-of-breath frantic rev-up for more stress and anxiety fixed by a pill.
Smile and make eye contact
Breathe, slow down, hurry slowly, and practice patience.
Allow yourself 5 to 15 minutes extra time in traveling to your destination so you are ensured of being on time without a frantic dash to the finish line. Add extra time if you are traveling with someone else or with children. Begin by practicing slower breathing in tense situations, or in heavy traffic, especially bumper-to-bumper.
In lines of any kind such as the supermarket, the post office or in picking up your coffee shift your weight from one side to the other, bend your knees slightly and practice breathing slowly. Strike up a conversation with your line-mate if it seems right. Smile and make eye contact.
– originally appeared on the old blog – May 27, 2010
Alverto Taxo, an indigenous teacher and healer from Ecuador, suggested this full moon ritual:
At 9 pm go out and look up at the Moon. If it is cloudy look at the brightest spot in the clouds. Give the full moon anger, fears and any emotions positive or negative that stand in the way of gratitude and your dreams coming true.
Then to give to it (the full moon) all of our anger, fears, concerns – anything that stands in the way of this gratitude… anything that stands in the way of imagining your dreams coming true. He said the moon feeds on this energy and in doing so transforms it to something positive. And he said that if we were to give all of our negativity to the moon we would discover something new within us.
NOTE: The full moon may look full for two nights.
If the time of the Full Moon occurs between midnight and sunrise the ritual may be done the night before or the night after.
If the time of the Full Moon occurs between sunrise and sunset the ritual may be done the night after the daytime time of the Full Moon.
This ritual may be done anytime however it may also be combined with the Full – New Moon cycle (charge the check by exposing it to the light of a full moon – can be done safely by putting in a window where moonlight comes in or in the dashboard of your car upside down. Then write on it )
Tear a check from your checkbook
In the place for the date write “8” but lying on its side – the infinity symbol or ∞
Write in the place where it says Pay to the Order of: your name
In the place for the with the box that has the $ sign write: “8” but lying on its side – the infinity symbol or ∞
Write in the line that ends in dollars: “The Law of Prosperity and (in smaller print The Law of Abundance / The Law of Prosperity” (or Paid in Full, paid in full/paid in full
Write in the signature line: “Love from Spirit” or “Love from the Universe” or “Love from Lunar Unconditional Love”*
In the lower left corner there is a memo line where you can write a short line for the project you are working on or you can write: “Because I’m worthy and deserving”
*Use of the Lunar phrase pertains to the use with the Full-New Moon Ritual charge the check under the light of the next full moon (Full – New Moon Ritual)
If you’ve been working on a goal that doesn’t seem to be manifesting you may need this kind of help. Rituals are meant to augment what we are already doing on a practical level to fulfill our goals. This ritual by itself is not a magic bullet for success. It is here because it may help you that extra amount towards what you seek. Any ritual may or may not work and is not a guarantee for success.
Emotional receptivity is a precursor to a new way to manifest what we wish to happen. In the new world that began in 1992 (paradigm shift) – a world where every being is in relationship with all others, manifestation takes on a whole new meaning. The motto of this new way is: “Energy first, Manifestation second as aligned with Higher Self and Community at large.” That being said, working with the emotional receptivity of the lunar cycle is the next step. The Full Moon is a way to charge an object with its receiving power. When the papers are charged under the light of the Full Moon a way is made to give birth in the dark of the new moon.
Full Moons are always the opposite of the Sun sign. This ritual is most powerful when your Sun or Moon is in the sign of the current Full Moon or its opposite. Full Moons are doubled in power during a lunar eclipse.
However the following ritual can be beginning with any Full Moon.
WHAT TO DO WHEN THE MOON IS FULL:
Place a new, blank sheet of paper under the light of the Full Moon [outside, in a window, on your dashboard] you’ll be using on the next New Moon. If a Full Moon occurs at dawn for instance you can put your papers out the night before or the night after. Don’t worry if there’s cloud cover under the Full Moon – the luminosity of the Full Moon will still reach the paper. As in all things receptive it is not an exact science, more like an art. So you’ll need to experiment to see which works best for you. IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME WITH THE RITUAL – After having left the paper out at night bring it in and dry out if need be and put it in a safe place or on your altar. You will need to take it out in approximately two weeks at the New Moon. If you park your car outside at night you could put your paper on your dashboard for “catching moonlight”.
ON GOING – At each Full Moon after you have written your wishes on the last New Moon you need to sit and see which came to pass and which did not. If a wish did not come to pass – was that wish in alignment with your Highest Good? Does it need editing – re-writing? Or does it need to be put aside or discarded?
WHAT TO DO IF THE MOON IS NEW:
Take the blank sheet of paper that you put under the light of the Full Moon from and write down your wishes from 1 to 13. You may only have to wait until the next Full Moon if you align yourself with your wishes. Write the wishes during the night of the new moon (with 24 hours of the beginning of the New Moon) when birth of a new cycle is imminent.
Full Moon in December (2018) is on the 22nd at 9:49 am
A Note and disclaimer – these “tools” are not a guarantee that you will automatically have success. Success is utilizing all the tools at your disposal including old fashioned hard work – but you knew that. The following rituals are only some of the rituals from the old blog site.
Spice and Silver A Money Flow Incantation
A woman – speech pathologist from Bolivia told me this charm for creating money flow.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
A glass jar with a cork stopper big enough to fit a quarter. (I found a good source for glass jars is Pier One Imports)
You’ll need corn – as in un-popped pop-corn – yellow corn more of this than the other spices.
Ground and cinnamon sticks – much of this for sweetness
Sprinkles of oregano, sage & thyme
a penny, a nickel, a dime and a quarter
A small piece of paper that you can put under the jar after you write on it.
ON THE PAPER WRITE:
Copper and Grain
Work to Increase
My Money’s Gain
When you feel you wish to increase your money’s flow shake the bottle with the above 2-5 ingredients in the bottle and say the poem as a chant on paper. Store this bottle with the paper underneath on your altar.
In December, 2017 I predicted that the Trump impeachment hearings would begin in August of 2018.
In May 2018 I saw impeachment hearing beginning in June of 2019. Now I see that further hearings and investigations will be needed after the Mueller investigation is completed to convicted Trump of any crimes. In all likelihood as it stands now with a shattered Democratic Party, Trump is likely to win in 2020, unfortunately.
This will be updated.
UPDATED: Trump may not be nominated by the Republicans in 2020
The short answer is yes and the United States is leading the charge. Capitalism in its current state drives Climate Change and is facilitating the destruction of the human species in what many have called the last great extinction event.
the human species is driving itself to extinction
Capitalism in its most current incarnation creates increased surplus population, treats natural resources as unlimited raw materials / things, divides the world into makers and takers which in-turn destroys communities and glorifies every individual for themselves, deifies greed, money and power, focuses on quarterly profits, drives moneyed economies at the expense of real growth for all and the destruction of the planet for humans and thousands of other species.
I’m not an economist and it doesn’t take an economist to see that the human species is driving itself to extinction. This is common sense. In order for the system to work there must be a variety of extraneous factors that do not contribute to growth GNP.
Short term / quarterly greed-based profits fuels short shortsightedness of the future of humans on planet Earth
Surplus population does not contribute to capitalism. They are excluded from the statistics of the economy and by design they only matter in two ways: the population excess must be excluded for the capitalistic engine to work and the surplus population can be blamed when capitalism appears to fail.
The incarcerated and prisoners (in the prison system)
Pregnant mothers and stay-at-home mothers
Severely addicted to drugs and / or alcohol
Hospitalized (short term) Mentally Ill
Long term incarcerated mentally ill
Short and long term medically hospitalized
Illegal Immigrants – both seasonally employed or unemployed and unemployable
There are transient members of the surplus groups: higher education, pregnant mothers, short term unemployed, children that become adults and get jobs, soldiers re-entering the job market and prisoners being released from prison that get jobs (far more prisoners are there for life-sentences sometimes for non-violent crime).
The Drivers of Capitalism
All those who have jobs
Investors that make money from investing in businesses
Investors that make money from investing in money
Capitalism and the reductionism of science does not take into account the sacredness of life
The Hidden Assumptions of Capitalism
Short term / quarterly greed-based profits fuels short shortsightedness of the future of humans on planet Earth. Capitalism does not consider raw materials in its equation for profits because raw materials are things that are considered to be in an unlimited supply. Petroleum is sought after through fracking for instance, which is not a cost-effective extraction method for finding oil as well as the damage to land and the poisoning of water supplies. Because profit margins are short sighted/ based on quarterly profits this mindset is applied to the extraction of raw materials from the planet by whatever means necessary. The reverse is also true products are applied to agriculture to speed the harvest that may cause unforeseen health risks and damage to the soil. Health risks are good for the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Damage to the soil may be augmented by more products to enhance the productivity of the soil but may not address the health of the soil and so on. The short-term growth is considered of primary importance so profit is maximized over a short period of time like an addictive high.
Capitalism and the reductionism of science does not take into account the sacredness of life especially the life of the planet and her minerals, ores, soil, trees, animals, plants, oceans and landmasses. Capitalism uses science to augment profit especially short-term profit fueled by unbridled greed to destroy our future especially in the face of climate change.
On this precipice of transformation the world seems entrenched in romanticizations of the past, which is producing unnecessary injustices pain and suffering beyond the pale of the ordinary.
as an empath I feel their pain
Survival is an interesting balancing act between feeling deep anguish,pain and suffering and a retreat into rationalizations and /or other protections of the mind. The danger of a continuous retreat into the mind is a numbing of emotion. Too much emotional distress that is left unprocessed leads to overwhelm and shock, suppression recycling unconscious processes that have alternating anxiety, fear, anger and /or depressive moods to name a few a part of the emotional strategies of coping albeit unbalanced.
something happens that seems like divine intervention
When I work with people who are in pain I acknowledge their pain, its truth and being and as an empath I feel their pain. It pushes up against the pain I have felt in my life and allows me to identify and bear witness to their pain and mine. Merely by bearing witness with an open heart, suspending judgment sometime something happens that seems like divine intervention. Their pain is slowly allowed to release a little in the moment. It doesn’t mean that the pain won’t return it just means that if I hold a respectful loving and compassionate space for someone without expecting any result the pain sometimes leaves. This is miraculous. It seems divine because it has to do with a force that is invisible in our lives – the neutral space, the place of the witness.From the witness the higher vibrations of love and compassion flows through me and amazes me because – although it seems a part of me it belongs to a greater oneness that is part of the essence, core or divine self. From many years of healing work it has become easier to release judgment and accept another person’s reality completely. This has been a gift (from the mystery of the Divine).
The Divine enters and is both me and not me
Surrendering ego is the push that keeps a boundary in place that may as well be a wall and that is extraordinarily difficult to release until it isn’t. In that moment when the “I” is released all compassion, love and/or the divine that is all round as it has always been. I have kept it out, me the ego. The release of ego is so simple in the act. Getting to the place of release, of surrender, of sacrifice is gut-wrenchingly arduous. The release is sweetness and freeing.
the light of relief is experienced in all its innocence
In that momentary place of release and holding space the healing empathic forces come into play. They come through me when I step out of the way in the moment.
The Divine enters and is both me and not me, is a child of mirth and wild play; and that which is greater acting through me. Still the ego in me would like to lift the suffering from the one who is with me. I, the ego, realizes this is a disservice to the person in front of me who is suffering. I have come to see that by holding sacred space and allowing the person’s pain and suffering to run its course that they are learning a new grace and wisdom of unwinding karma and releasing their pain. I feel privileged that I can witness a birth within another as suffering and pain go and the light of relief is experienced in all its innocence.
In the 1990s I became locally well known in Marin County
California due to offering intuitive readings at the New Leaf Bookstore in
Larkspur. I had always considered myself a private person until that point so I
wasn’t prepared for what happened next.
The original term came from rock stars that had followers of young woman worshipers who wanted sex. However due to more people entering a greater degree of visibility and/or becoming leaders their“followers” project what they want to see on their leader and then fall for the projections. This is a more accurate definition of groupie psychology. The newly visible person whether a blogger with thousands of followers, a tech entrepreneur, a socially responsible business executive, sustainable green company CEO, or an author with a small following these people attract golden and dark shadow projections from their admirers and / or followers.
At first golden projections put one on a pedestal like a goddess
or god. The Divine don’t make mistakes, but humans do. I was treated like a god
/ holy person by a household of adoring women. A woman asked for a private
phone session and I let her know about my 24-hour cancellation policy. She did
not keep the appointment, said something else came up and that I had never told
her about cancellation policy. I displayed restrained irritability and was
barred from this household and was treated as less than human. I went from a
holy person to untouchable when they experienced a negative emotion from me.
I quickly recognized the golden projections of others and reminded
people I was just as imperfect as they were and did not deserve the degree of
praise given. Of course some praise was humble and genuine and I accepted that
gracefully. I made some errors in judgments and was stalked three times, all of
which were corrected by me and made right.
Projections and Darker Attacks
In my healing practice now I deal with the groupie worship that my clients experience. The greatest challenges are interdimensional attacks that come in a wide array of forms from projections to darker elements. If you are experiencing projections and / or attacks there are ways to recognize the kind of attack and work on healing, defending against future attacks or getting help.