Creation

Creation said,
“I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it.
It is the realization that they create their own reality.”
The eagle said,
“Give it to me. I will take it to the moon.”
Creation said, “No. One day they will go there and find it.”
The salmon said,
“I will bury it on the bottom of the ocean.”
Creation said, “No. They will go there, too.”
The buffalo said, “I will bury it on the Great Plains.”
Creation said, “They will cut into the skin of Earth and find it even there.”
Grandmother Mole, who lives in the breast of Mother Earth, who has no physical eyes but Sees, said
“Put it inside of them.”
And Creation said, “It is done.”
~Unknown

Uranus Direct

Uranus Direct ~ January 18th

Awakening from its sleepy slumber in retrograde the planet of innovation, revolution and freedom stations direct today under the gaze of a Full Moon Release.

Since August you’ve been focusing inwards on your own spiritual revolution the reflections have been liberating, at times shocking, and designed to disrupt to bring about progressive expansion and release to support your healing and growth.
It’s forced you to think differently about yourself and your life. Sudden bolts of knowing and awakened thoughts towards what you need to do and an activist mind emerging towards how to do it.

As Uranus now returns to its forward motion it can feel energetically a little uncomfortable as you find the new rhythm and reorient yourself towards implementing the changes you’ve been reviewing for your own personal freedom.

You will now seek to use the next few months to radically shake things up in your pathway to honour what you’ve gained in awareness.
As Uranus continues to moves through Taurus there are strong links to the way you value resources, your own and the earths.

Time, love and money may have taken on a very different energy currency and you’ve witnessed a revolution in what you hold sacred and how you take care of it. This is further amplified with Taurus ruler Venus still in rebirth mode through her retrograde.
Tomorrow we also welcome the North Node shifting into Taurus and seek enlightenment on how we balance our material and spiritual values. Over the next 18 months a patient, determined directive towards readdressing our relationship to pleasure ensues.

Working with beautiful Yin energy will set the tone for lasting adjustments that take care of our needs without sacrificing our sacred earth.

Unexpected events and surprise revelations will abound right now. It’s time to break the mould and be the change you seek.
This months soul stories addressed your “blind spot” check out the extended readings (links below) to see how this cosmic shift and full moon energy is revealing deeper work around the theme for you

Below are my Astro musings from when Uranus turned Retrograde in August 2021 to help you reflect on the transit…
Through to January 2022 the rebel, change seeking Uranus takes a back spin through the sign of Taurus making some revolutionary aspects that will blend the desire for personal freedom and security with a hunger for progressive solutions, pattern interruptions and impulsive choices to break free.
Heightened intuition and a rebellious energy that’s ready to make impact and feel more liberated is initiated from the inside out when we shift into retrograde.

As Uranus slows to change course you’ll feel an intense and even uncomfortable shift with many shock revelations and information already emerging. Give yourself time to readjust to the new rhythm in the coming days.
How to work with this transit…

A positive time to take a quantum leap in your thinking so you allow beautiful expansion. Higher awareness and divine understanding will flow into consciousness the more wildly open you are to receiving new downloads.

To process, celebrate and integrate the spiritual awakening that’s occurred for you in 2021 and identify the ways it’s invited you to make profound and permanent change in your life.
To be open to surprising news, redirects and opportunities that require you to embrace a wholly different experience, including how you see yourself and others.

A revolution in your sense of value and self worth, improved relationship to money and security, offering you the energy to break free and liberate yourself from jobs, careers and situations that are too restrictive and vibrationally heavy for you.
Free spirited and powerful connections that you feel confident and uninhibited to enjoy lovingly. Finding it easier to make radical changes to relationships, severing the old and creating space for new energies that serve your highest expression and that pave the way for fated experiences and new adventures.

A slowing down to focus on self mastery in your own spiritual revolution, supporting you to arrive at critical choices over the way in which you will personally “be” the change for our precious earth.

Bright Blessings
Romy Wyser

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Sherrie Campbell: Independence from Toxic Family

If you do anything to demonstrate a willful desire to be independent and separate from toxic family members, you will be threatened financially, threatened with emotional abandonment, and saturated with accusations coming your way about what a horrible person you are.

This type of coercive treatment from your family will leave you feeling shocked and disgusted at how low your family members will go to keep you dependent upon them.

When you stand against their manipulation and all those who remain complicit to your abuse, you will undoubtedly go through of time of great loss and confusion. You will also feel a certain sense of liberation. Over time and with much healing, you will see that there was no real loss when you have regained the full rights to your life. The time of pain and confusion is what leads you to this wisdom.

Mary Magdaline

Mary Magdalene embodies the capacity we all have to merge with the soul and receive divine guidance through a love that never ends. Mary was born in the first century in Magdala, Israel. She was the first to witness the resurrection, and for this reason is revered in Christianity as the Apostle to the Apostles. Author and Episcopal priest Cynthia Bourgeault relates that the Gospels of Thomas, Philip, and Mary Magdalene all reveal Mary not only as Jesus’s beloved companion, koinonos, but also as an equal partner in teaching and transmission. (p.42, The Meaning of Mary Magdalene.) Bourgeault believes that Mary Magdalene’s gospel contains a secret teaching that Christ gave to Mary so that she could pass though the seven stages to reach the soul, or the nous, which is the highest point of the soul. And it is this union with her soul that allows Mary to see the risen Christ.

In classic iconography Mary Magdalene is associated with an egg and the color red because of an Eastern Orthodox legend. It says that she used an egg to teach the court of Tiberius Caesar about resurrection. Caesar doubted her and responded that a person could no more rise from the dead than the egg in her hand turn red. The egg turned red immediately. Legends relate that Mary then traveled to the south of France to escape persecution and to continue her ministry. It is believed she lived the last thirty years of her life in the caves at St. Baume. There she met with Christ with a love that inhabits the human heart but that lives on beyond it.

When your soul selects her card:

Mary Magdalene represents the fierce, unwavering love that we all have access to within our own vulnerable hearts. It’s a love that renders all things sacred from the animals to the angels, from the poorest to the most powerful. It’s a love that sees the inherent worth of all things. And it’s a love that remains, even through the darkest times, even through death; her love is the one that resurrects.

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene relates that Jesus came to unite us, to demonstrate to us a “true human being,” an “Anthropos,” meaning a person who is both fully human, and fully divine. This is what Mary became and it’s why she was so beloved to Jesus. She didn’t seek to follow him; she sought instead to become her true self.
Mary Magdalene reminds us that we have the power to receive vision from within. We are worthy of such proximity to the divine because that’s the other half of what it means to be truly human. She reminds us that there’s a bridge between heaven and earth, and that we are that bridge. And she wants us to remember that the truest church we can ever enter is in the heart. This is where our true power rests and where love never ends. “

  • Excerpted from “The Divine Feminine Oracle” by Meggan Watterson; illustrated by Lisbeth Cheever-Gessaman

“Mary of Magdala”
Mixed Media
2018

Stop parental blame 😤

“As it turns out, the science supports a totally different and ultimately empowering message: Trying to predict how a child will turn out based on choices made by their parents is like trying to predict a hurricane from the flap of a butterfly’s wings.

Do you know about the proverbial butterfly that flaps its wings in China, perturbing the atmosphere just enough to shift wind currents that they end up fueling a hurricane in the Caribbean six weeks later?

If you are a parent, you are the butterfly flapping your wings. Your child is the hurricane, a breathtaking force of nature. You will shape the person your child becomes — just like the butterfly shapes the hurricane — in complex, seemingly unpredictable but powerful ways. The hurricane wouldn’t exist without the butterfly.

You might ask, “What about all the successful parents who have successful children? Or the struggling parents who have struggling children?”

They seem to show the power of parenting, but children are shaped by many forces that they grow up with and that are often intertwined — forces like genes, peers and culture. This makes it hard to know which forces influence who children become.”

https://ideas.ted.com/why-parents-should-stop-blaming-themselves-for-how-their-kids-turn-out/

Expected Death

✨Expected Death ~ When someone dies, the first thing to do is nothing. Don’t run out and call the nurse. Don’t pick up the phone. Take a deep breath and be present to the magnitude of the moment.

There’s a grace to being at the bedside of someone you love as they make their transition out of this world. At the moment they take their last breath, there’s an incredible sacredness in the space. The veil between the worlds opens.

We’re so unprepared and untrained in how to deal with death that sometimes a kind of panic response kicks in. “They’re dead!”

We knew they were going to die, so their being dead is not a surprise. It’s not a problem to be solved. It’s very sad, but it’s not cause to panic.

If anything, their death is cause to take a deep breath, to stop, and be really present to what’s happening. If you’re at home, maybe put on the kettle and make a cup of tea.

Sit at the bedside and just be present to the experience in the room. What’s happening for you? What might be happening for them? What other presences are here that might be supporting them on their way? Tune into all the beauty and magic.

Pausing gives your soul a chance to adjust, because no matter how prepared we are, a death is still a shock. If we kick right into “do” mode, and call 911, or call the hospice, we never get a chance to absorb the enormity of the event.

Give yourself five minutes or 10 minutes, or 15 minutes just to be. You’ll never get that time back again if you don’t take it now.

After that, do the smallest thing you can. Call the one person who needs to be called. Engage whatever systems need to be engaged, but engage them at the very most minimal level. Move really, really, really, slowly, because this is a period where it’s easy for body and soul to get separated.

Our bodies can gallop forwards, but sometimes our souls haven’t caught up. If you have an opportunity to be quiet and be present, take it. Accept and acclimatize and adjust to what’s happening. Then, as the train starts rolling, and all the things that happen after a death kick in, you’ll be better prepared.

You won’t get a chance to catch your breath later on. You need to do it now.

Being present in the moments after death is an incredible gift to yourself, it’s a gift to the people you’re with, and it’s a gift to the person who’s just died. They’re just a hair’s breath away. They’re just starting their new journey in the world without a body. If you keep a calm space around their body, and in the room, they’re launched in a more beautiful way. It’s a service to both sides of the veil.

Credit for the beautiful words ~ Sarah Kerr, Ritual Healing Practitioner and Death Doula , Death doula
Beautiful art by Columbus Community Deathcare

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Night & Her Train of Tears

“In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world. Do not focus on that. There is a tendency, too, to fall into being weakened by dwelling on what is outside your reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there. That is spending the wind without raising the sails.

We are needed, that is all we can know. And though we meet resistance, we more so will meet great souls who will hail us, love us and guide us, and we will know them when they appear. Didn’t you say you were a believer? Didn’t you say you pledged to listen to a voice greater? Didn’t you ask for grace? Don’t you remember that to be in grace means to submit to the voice greater?”
— Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Measure life by the simple things of truth and beauty. We are all stars tending other stars. We are all, right now, each of us, the Mothers of creation.

XO

“Night and Her Train of Stars”
Mixed Media
2016

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Older , owning ALL ages

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.

I am still every age that I have been. Because I was once a child, I am always a child. Because I was once a searching adolescent, given to moods and ecstasies, these are still part of me, and always will be . . . This does not mean that I ought to be trapped or enclosed in any of these ages . . . the delayed adolescent, the childish adult, but that they are in me to be drawn on; to forget is a form of suicide . . .

Far too many people misunderstand what putting away childish things means, and think that forgetting what it is like to think and feel and touch and smell and taste and see and hear like a three-year-old or a thirteen-year-old or a twenty-three-year-old means being grownup. When I’m with these people I, like the kids, feel that if this is what it means to be a grown-up, then I don’t ever want to be one. Instead of which, if I can retain a child’s awareness and joy, and be fifty-one, then I will really learn what it means to be grownup.”

~ Madeleine L’Engle

Art: unknown

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Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc represents the power that we all possess when we’re aligned with our calling. She is a legendary heroine in France for her role in the Hundred Years’ War. She was born in 1412 in Domremy, France. And at the age of thirteen, she had a vision that would change the course of her life.

She relates years later in transcripts from her trial after being captured by the English, that she would have preferred to stay in her hometown spinning wool. But, the power of her vision and her belief in the truth of it compelled her to follow the voice she heard within her. The vision was of the Archangel Michael accompanied by many angels. She said, “I saw them with my bodily eyes, as well as I am seeing you; and when they left, I wept.” The Archangel Michael told her that she was meant to drive out the English from France.

Dressed in men’s armor, Joan of Arc led several campaigns against the English and became a symbol of hope. The power of her conviction that she was acting on God’s behalf shifted the tenor of the war in France’s favor. She was captured in May of 1430 and taken to Rouen, which was then under English rule. A heresy trial led by Bisho Cauchon charged her with the repeat offense of cross-dressing. She was condemned and sentenced to death in May of 1431.
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When your soul selects her card:

During Joan of Arc’s heresy trial, her interrogators asked her if she was in a state of grace. She answered, “If I am not, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me.” Her unfaltering faith in the truth of her own visions made the impossible, possible. As a teenager, she led an army that changed the course of history for France. And
because of the trials, we have sworn testimony detailing the courage of her convictions and her own testimony about her visions of the Archangel Michael who inspired the course of her actions. “Act, and God will act,” she said. The faith she had in her vision allowed her to take on a task that had never been done before by a young woman. Her every action chanted, “I am not afraid; I was born to do this.”

She is associated with the Fleur-de-lis known as the flower of light. It represents the trinity, and the profound truth that the trinity would not exist without Mary, and her brave response to the angel Gabriel’s call. Joan, like Mary, knows she is directly connected to the divine, from within her, and she allows that connection to guide her.
Joan of Arc’s life is a testament to what is possible for us when we believe steadfastly in our own vision. She asks for us to move beyond our fear, to act on our truth, and to do this with the confidence of knowing that our every step is flanked with angels. “

-Excerpted from “The Divine Feminine Oracle” by Meggan Watterson; Art by Lisbeth Cheever-Gessaman (SheWhoIs)

“Joan of Arc”
Mixed Media
2018