“While it seems as though Mercury retrograde is associated with things that malfunction and miscommunications and delays, we must remember no planet or its influence is good or bad unto itself.
We are the ones who determine our ‘destiny,’ based on our choices, which shape our character. In that sense, ‘character is destiny,’ and so we have the responsibility to determine whether we will be active or passive in responding to life’s challenges.
We have free will and no planet or star ‘makes’ anything happen. They merely indicate the larger patterns we live within, and by understanding those patterns and what they symbolize, we are in a position to be in harmony or disharmony with inner and outer ‘reality.’ This is the power of our individuality to rise above inertia, superstition, and obsolete, inadequate, or fear-based belief systems.
The more we learn about this recurring phenomenon, the more able we will be to take advantage of our ability not to get lost or bogged down during Mercury retrograde periods. We may experience delays or confusions or deflections, but we do not have to suffer while making our way through such things.
By learning how to use Mercury retrograde periods wisely and consciously, even if our affairs are momentarily diverted in strange directions, coordinated in some unusual ways, or take some peculiar twists and turns, they often turn out for the best over the long run, whether we knew that or not during the retrograde period.”
Also see, Mercury Retrograde, August 2016, Lucky In Love
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“Everyone should consider his body as a priceless gift from one whom he loves above all, a marvelous work of art, of indescribable beauty, and mystery beyond human conception, and so delicate that a word, a breath, a look, nay, a thought may injure it.” ~Nikola Tesla
“[The Negative Realm Agenda is] based on creating and anchoring the frequency of fear, divide and conquer, chaos, confusion, 3D-entrained survival thinking, apathy, ignorance (also via false light/New Age teachings), dis-empowerment, dis-embodiment and a lack of inner guidance which results from a desensitized, ‘numbed-down,’ head-centric lifestyle.
All of these engineered events create the right frequency for triggering hive-mind ‘follower’ thinking patterns, the “need” for authority (Stockholm Syndrome), and the illusory search for external solutions/leaders/fulfillment/happiness via the disconnection of “I” from the Self, from our bodies (and essentially, our inner guidance system), from nature, and from the divine within. It is also the perfect frequency for generating the emotional energetic “loosh” (via people’s programmed and mechanical reactions to various stimuli), which is what the matrix overlords are really after – it’s their “food,” their sustenance.
We see this constantly-looping pattern at play everywhere, but especially in the US at the moment, with many people still getting caught up in – and buying into – the political elections circus, regardless of who they cheer for (getting trapped in the “lesser of two evils” fallacy), as if their votes and protesting ever had (or will ever have) any effect on the bigger picture agenda. All of the emotionally charged projections against Clinton and Trump are simply the perfect “food” for the hyperdimensional matrix overlords, and so are the savior projections (Sanders, Stein or whoever) who represent the controlled opposition to the prevailing narrative…all of them puppets, controlled by the same (invisible) hand…
[T]he continuing belief in government and authority is the most basic set-up of the Matrix Control System. The moment you identify with/support a party/candidate (left, right, middle, democrat, republican, green, progressive, liberal, conservative, whatever…) and engage in the game, the matrix “has you.”
We are far removed from any significant “shift in consciousness” so long as people continue to give their power away to any external leader, political and otherwise…
All of these factors establish the framework wherein people basically fight each other and argue about how to better arrange the prison cell they are in, unaware of their current fate and reinforcing their shackles with their own consent.” ~Bernhard Guenther
“In my experience, everyone will say they want to discover the Truth, right up until they realize that the Truth will rob them of their deepest held ideas, beliefs, hopes, and dreams. The freedom of enlightenment means much more than the experience of love and peace. It means discovering a Truth that will turn your view of self and life upside-down. For one who is truly ready, this will be unimaginably liberating. But for one who is still clinging in any way, this will be extremely challenging indeed. How does one know if they are ready? One is ready when they are willing to be absolutely consumed, when they are willing to be fuel for a fire without end.” ~Adyashanti
“Let’s all just say “the hell with it!” and become really creative at last… free, basking, wandering, idly stopping here and there, tasting, enjoying.”
“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”
~On the Road
“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
~On the Road: the Original Scroll
“You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche
“Innocence is your very nature. You do not have to become it, you are already it. You are born innocent. Then layers and layers of conditioning are imposed upon your innocence. Your innocence is like a mirror and conditioning is like layers of dust. The mirror has not to be achieved, the mirror is already there – or rather, here. The mirror is not lost, it is only hidden behind the layers of dust…
The mirror is not lost, but forgotten – forgotten because it is not functioning anymore as a mirror. Not that any defect has arisen in it, just layers of dust are covering it. All that is needed is to clean it, to remove those layers of dust.
The process of becoming innocent is not really a process of becoming, it is a process of discovering your being. It is a discovery, not an achievement. You don’t attain to something new, you simply attain to that which you have always been. It is a forgotten language…
Just drop all knowledge. It hurts because you have carried that knowledge for so long and you have been bragging so much about that knowledge – your degrees, M.A.s and Ph.Ds… [D]rop all that nonsense…
Just be as simple as a child. Just be again a child as you were born, as you came into this world. In that mirrorlike state you will be able to reflect that which is. Innocence is the door to knowing. Knowledge is the barrier and innocence is the bridge.”
~Osho (Tarot in the Spirit of Zen – The Game of Life)