“This month we all have a great opportunity to reconnect with TRUTH as an energy. The first step is to eliminate the fear that truth is something we don’t want to see or experience. The second step is to recognize that we do not have to conform to collective beliefs that do not resonate with us. The third step is to trust a deeper intuition that will allow us to experience TRUTH as a download, an insight, an “aha” moment of clarity, a light bulb going off. The fourth step is to speak what you “know” is your truth (not using it as an excuse to judge others) and to take right action based on that truth.
This is going to impact everything from your health decisions to your work, where you live, who you are with and how you live your life. What can get in the way of experiencing this amazing energy is resistance, judgment, criticism and any negative reaction that keeps you engaged in polarity, argument and being at war with yourself or others. This is a challenge since there is much to feel at war with…
Open to TRUTH, stay in your own lane, focus on your own life and healing, and that will have a ripple effect on healing everything around you.
This may be a month for major choices and decisions in your life. They may not appear radical on the outside but may be radical on the inside. Others may end up seeing you as a completely different person as you reset your compass to your own truth…
In order to reset your personal truth compass, you will need to adopt a diet of fasting from what triggers you… Where are you acting automatically like a programmed robot? What are your patterns of fear, belief and reaction? Question everything. This will lead to untangling the web of beliefs you are trapped in and will make room for experiences of truth.
It is perfectly fine to be in a state of not knowing. That is an interim step in the process. Trust your intuition.”
“This could be by far one of the most challenging Full Moon aspects of the year. There is a chance that resistance, hopes, dreams, anger, disappointment, irritation, inspiration will all be triggered. It is a full circus, a crisis of thought, choice and will. What will you do with it? We always say it is much better to move towards something you want than against something you don’t. The resistance percolating within each of us is strong and stubborn and needs to be turned towards inspiration and positive choice. Change what you can and accept what you can’t. We also suggest you stay away from arguments and negative encounters fueled by anger…
This moon time encourages us to face crisis by turning challenges into opportunities. The gift of any challenging time is how you navigate it. When there is energetic crisis, it will often manifest in the more solid aspects of your life, your physical environment and your body, especially your bones and teeth. I encourage you to spend a little time during this full moon to be proactive in nurturing your own relationship with the feminine, “feeding your tools,” and being in nature with presence and focus. Harness the power of this moon to feed your own goals and desires. Look to what you wish to create instead of what you resist.”
“Over the next three weeks especially, with Venus now retrograde through Scorpio, we are undergoing a powerful personal and relational renewal which occurs every year and a half. Venus, as ruler of this New Moon, initiates us on our quest into the darkness, to confront the obscure and discarded to find peace, love, and acceptance for what is…
This New Moon can stand as the gateway to the deepening of both love and passion for those commitments and relationships we’ve established close bonds to. Venus’ retrograde station can amplify our desire to love and be loved, sensitizing any woundedness or heartbreak.
A most significant step in life, as it is with this New Moon, is learning to trust our wounds, pain, fears, and anxieties as teachers. There is great wisdom in the darkness, despite the western world’s obsessive subjugation of it. There is freedom and liberation in encountering the taboo and those things despised. We are not separate from the things we fear or do not understand. We have merely lost our connection to the totality of our truth.
With this lunation, step back, sink in, and listen. Move beyond the comfortable prison of your personal and subjective perspective… We may have to move into some uncomfortable places to grow, but we will learn to value and appreciate a new reality (both within and without) that we never really noticed before.”\
“The purpose behind taking inventory is to really see your life for what it is so you can make informed choices to change… This inventory includes your resources and support, your physical, emotional and mental health, your measure of satisfaction in life, the unrealized dreams as well as the realized dreams, past regrets, hopes and fears, your measure of self-worth, all of your relationships, your expression and creativity, your personal environment as well as all the extensions of yourself.
As you reflect on what is coming up, remember to take one step at a time and not to judge the big picture by what your experience is of the moment. Staying present is very important as is staying focused and disciplined in that focus…
Your biggest challenge this month will be not to get overwhelmed by the inventory falling onto your plate. It is much like discovering what you have squirreled away in the dark recesses of the storage areas of your closet, garage, psyche, heart and mind. Take a deep breath and find the humor.
This is not a higher centered month by any means but a time for getting down to the business of focusing on very personal issues without distraction… Patience, gratitude and an appreciation of mundane daily tasks and accomplishments will be your measure of success. Be disciplined against any world drama. Know what is going on but choose to take care of your own backyard…
You may not be able to see the big picture very clearly this month but know that it is there. Pay attention to details this month and if something negative comes up or if you get triggered, pay attention to what may need some focus, clearing or fine tuning. We are following through with what was restructured and recalibrated last month with a determined attention to details and a disciplined intention to truly change and evolve. If we get all our ducks in a row by telling the truth and doing the work, we will be beautifully set up to take advantage of some great healing energy coming our way in November.”
“Sometimes it is our greatest hardships that reveal to us the true magnificence of our resilient hearts. Sometimes our greatest challenges teach us how to source our most precious gifts and ignite the passion which fuels our dreams into existence. Just as a diamond is created out of extreme pressure, then cut and polished to perfection so it will shine its uttermost brilliance, so too are our souls compressed into the limitations of this physical world and the suffering of the human experience so that we can be refined into the expression of the most unique brilliance that our souls harbour within.
As we meet the hardships and limitations through life there is great wisdom to be found — we are always given an opportunity to learn the delicate balance of effort and surrender. In surrender we can accept the things we cannot change and in response we can find strength and inspiration that is born from the experience, helping us to find new ways and perspectives to move forward. This is how the fates carve the path for us, through the obstacles and limitations in our way, helping us to see what needs to be let go of and shifting us into a new flow of action…
We are weaving our dreams into reality by delicately and precisely shaping how we show up in the world — we are cutting and polishing the diamond that represents the expression of our destiny. If you can allow the fates to shape it willingly and flow with the changes presented to you, you will soon see the method behind the madness.”
“Welcome to September! The good news is that there is tremendous support for restructuring and recalibrating your life in all areas. The bad news is that you will go through growing pains to get there. It will take courage, be uncomfortable to your identity, and you will have doubts along the way. There is however an underlying excitement, inspiration and enthusiasm that this is the right path and there is some comfort in knowing that there really is no option at this point but to move forward…
Remodeling takes place when you wish to improve something. The process creates upheaval and chaos until it is complete. During the remodeling, you need to be flexible and resourceful to survive. And when it is complete, you have a new form, structure and space.
One of the themes continues to be the letting go and clearing out and cutting loose of what no longer serves. As you clear away the old and make conscious proactive choices towards change, restructuring and recalibrating is inevitable…
A challenging but productive month for personal growth. Best way to use this month is to stay out of judgment and take all experiences as ones that are leading you forward. It is a good month for taking a risk on a choice you have been contemplating… It is also a good time to embark on a new schedule, a new direction, a new project and a new commitment for self-care. These choices and intentions when committed to 100% will lead to the restructuring and recalibration necessary to implement them.
The opportunity here is the possibility of true, deep healing, letting go and permanent change. Old patterns tend to recreate the same old experiences over and over again. As you eliminate an old pattern, be willing to experience something completely different and embrace this new experience fully when it happens.”
“[I]t’s easy to feel disenfranchised with our cog in the wheel society and the life sucking Empire perched above it. Draining us spiritually, emotionally, and in every other sense of the word. Stifling our innovation and development., and filling us with the aggressive indoctrination that if you seek a path outside of normalcy you will no doubt, crash and burn.
However, we still see some people outside of that cage who seem different: Freer, happier, enlightened and at peace – and we hear these outliers telling us that freedom is only a few brave choices away… that the Universe rewards the bold, and there isn’t much holding us back except our own fear. It’s a tough message to adopt, but there’s no denying the persistent call to tear down those cubical walls, shatter the shackles of the Empire, and orient our lives towards our True Will and the path of the Esoteric Tradition…
[Today, we’re joined by Neil Kramer,] a philosopher, teacher, and esotericist. His work focuses on spirituality, mysticism, and metaphysics. He is a faculty member at the Omega Institute in New York, where he teaches spiritual philosophy, mysticism, esoteric studies, and self-development… [W]e’re also joined by Niles Heckman. A talented film maker and documentarian who has worked on several projects in line with the spiritual path including his episodic series, “Shamans of the Global Village.”
Together, they’ve just released a new documentary entitled Transmutation. Written and Narrated by Neil and Directed by Niles, Transmutation is a documentary about becoming your best self, rejecting the Empire, discovering the beauty and dangers of a hidden spiritual path, and hearing from those who have transformed themselves by walking it.”