Bloodlines

A few years ago, one of my DRT friends walked into a meeting wearing the most interesting necklace. A thin gold necklace with names linked one to the other. The names began with hers, then her mother’s, her grandmother’s, her great grandmother’s name, and on going back until her maternal line ended meeting her name once again: so special. Most genealogists have a difficult time following women as so often they are lost in the “Mrs.” In the Spanish tradition, women have their father’s name followed by a “y” meaning “and” with their Mother’s name- maternal family names don’t get lost. However you may trace your maternal line, I always think of my friend’s necklace: the names of her female ancestors encircling her neck.

Sherrie Campbell PhD :Toxic Family

Tuesday Teachings

Too often we allow our toxic family members to make us feel cruel when they are forced to face the consequences of their own transgressions. Whenever you confront them they immediately fall into the histrionics of the “hurt person” role. Why? They loathe being called out. When you call them out, they accuse you of being “cruel” to them.

It is never cruel to let any person, especially a family member, know when they are grossly mistreating you. In healthy relationships this type of respect and openness is encouraged.

Instead of openness and ownership, our toxic family members guilt us for telling the truth. Do not fall for this. Never feel guilty for respecting someone enough to tell them the truth. If they think the truth is a cruel thing to bring up, that’s their problem. Not yours. Stand your solid ground.

Cords

1st was a shade of purple-blue and his cord was wrapped around his neck 3 times . He was coated with white matter which I learned were calcium deposits due to his being 2 weeks late .

He was born at 11:11 on 3-11 and he has major psychic abilities that have much traumatic influences and deserve healing .

Targeted because of our very strong connection, I pray for his blessings and healing ❤️‍🩹

This is something that comes up with all of my clients.

It’s another fear that has been driven into us from the media and shared stories.

👉 Nuchal cords are a variation of normal and rarely cause a problem.

🤔 What if i told you that nuchal cords are as common as 1/3 of all pregnancies.

👉 It looks pretty scary to see something wrapped around a babies neck but we have to remember they don’t breathe through their lungs, they get oxygen and blood through the cord.

👉 Ok, but what about the cord being compressed and stopping that?

👊 Well, natures got you covered.

The cord is covered in a jelly substance called Wharton’s Jelly.

👉 This is there to protect the veins and arteries in the cord. To stop them from being compressed and it does a fantastic job and means that the cord can squish into all sorts of amazing things including knots without causing a problem.

👉 In fact, the cord being around the babies neck is a good thing. If it were around the babies head it would get squashed coming out from under the pubic bone as this is a tight squeeze.

So it being tucked under the chin around the neck is actually a great way of stopping this from happening.

👉 Once born you (or your midwife) can easily slip the cord over your babies head, sometimes doing a somersault flip on the way out.

✨I keep saying it, natures unbelievably clever and thinks of everything.

Posted @withregram • @purebirths Cords around the neck – Nuchal cords

📸 credit @laurenanddouglas.birth

Words • @oceanhypnobirthing

#nuchalcords #birthmyth #birthtips #birthpreparation #birthprep #homebirth #birth #midwife #midwiferycare #themoreyouknow #newborn #physiologicalbirth

Angels

“You are always an Angel.

This ethereal realm

You delegate

And relegate

To space

And unseen things

Is here

Right here,

As real as the

Small cut on your

Tiny finger,

As real as your

Parched throat

After a day in the sun,

As real as the breeze

That blows across

The dashboard

Of your car,

Fluttering wayward

Papers and receipts

Like little prayers

To heaven.

You are always an Angel.

As real as the jasmine

and wisteria

With its cluster

Of violet flowers

That sing their quiet song

In the early morning

Light.

You are an Angel.

Always.

You have always

been an Angel

With and without

The flowering wings

That flutter

Like the papers

and receipts

Across the dashboard

As you make your

Own and precious

And ordinary drive

All the way home

To your very own

And very real

And very true

soul

Within.”

Camilla Slater 2022

Image Credit: Practice by Xuanwei Su.

Experimenting with lives is risky

An Illness, or Risky Experimentation?

By Ron Unger, LCSW

When deciding how to organize treatment for “psychosis” we face a crucial question. Should we defer to mainstream views and assume that “psychotic” experiences must be part of an illness? Or should we stay open to the possibility that the confusion and distress we witness may be resulting, not from something wrong with the brain, but from people experimenting with sometimes extreme strategies to cope with difficulties in their lives? And that possibly the confusion and distress we see is created when people experiment with strategies that may backfire in ways they do not understand at the time?

www.madinamerica.com/2022/09/illness-risky-experimentation/

Equinox Libra New Moon

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As well as being in the sign of balance, this Equinox Libra New Moon marks several significant astrological and spiritual events: at this important time of changing seasons and setting intention, today is the beginning of Navratri, India’s nine-day adoration of the Goddess. It is also Rosh Hashana and Jewish New Year.

From the astrological point of view, the light of the Sun is now conjunct Laneakia, which is the very heart of our Galaxy cluster, opening us to the possibility of connecting to other galaxies.

The Libra Sun, aligned with Laneakia, shines directly upon Jupiter in Aries, astrology’s ‘Cosmic Guru’, now in apparent retrograde motion (going back into sign of traditional rulership Pisces, from where the ‘Sacred Teacher’, Jupiter, radiates blessings). Jupiter is also at its closest to Earth in 60 years; this is a Kalachakra cycle accenting World Peace.

Because Jupiter is closer, the ‘Wise Sage’ will now be easy to see in the night sky over the coming months. Look up at midnight to see Jupiter beaming directly overhead. Jupiter will also be close to the Moon as she approaches culmination, towards the Full Moon, 9th Oct.

Also this lunation, from New Libra Moon 25th September @21:55 to New Scorpio Moon, October 26th, heralds a once-a-century shift of the Venus Star Point, October 22nd, when the Sun is conjunct Venus in Libra. Venus is both Goddess of Love & War, and will be in her home sign of the Libran scales, sign of fairness and harmony, art and culture, beauty and relationship. This is a momentous move as it is the first time as ‘Venus Cazimi’ (conjunct Sol, as one of the five points on a 5-point star, aka the ‘Venus Rose Mandala’) in Libra since 1889.

Wishing all beings Peace and Love with this very cosmic, Venus-ruled Equinox New Libra Moon

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#AstroDakiniDharmaStars #suninlibra #equinox #NewLoveStory #shivashakti #cosmicguru #goddessoflove

#goddesstara #VenusAndTara

Many thanks to unknown artist for dancing Shiva-Shakti

Ardhanarishvara

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Loved & Loved : She is Home 🏠

“When you look deep within

Beyond the surface pale

And the lined eyes,

Through the skein

Of fine lines that

Travel like tributaries

To your soul,

You might find

The wayward girl

you once knew…

The young girl lost

To the antics of living

Who bore you no ill will

But who couldn’t yet grasp

The magnitude of

Incremental action

Upon action

Upon action

Which creates the

Ultimate direction of

A troubled life.

You might find her,

Beneath the greeting

And the greying hair,

Beyond the freckled

Hands

And you might beckon

Her with forgiving heart

And loving arms

To welcome her into

The quiet, gorgeous room

With flowers and pink blossoms

With perfume and pretty things

With standing vases of

Bright poppies

And tulips –

Yes tulips –

And you will let her know

That finally, with you…

She is lived and loved

And she is home.”

Camilla Slater 2022.

(Love to all women with a spark in their eyes and a wayward past.🌷)

Copyright Camilla Slater 2022. All rights reserved.

Image Credit: Painting by Louis Treserras, 1958.