''The elf-queene, with hir joly compaignie, Daunced ful ofte in many a grene mede.” Geoffrey Chaucer "The Wife of Bath’s Tale"

2018 SEPT 22 HAPPY FALL EQUINOX

There is a primal longing from the Life force within us, seeking to connect and feel a resonance with the Life force outside of us. Most of us have grown up in a culture that upholds delusional barriers between us and the natural world. But as we awaken to the wisdom that is experiential and older than Earth, we can reclaim that lost connection to ALL that we are.This universe that we are a part of is infinitely intelligent and alive, and the significance of the Equinoxes and Solstices is to function as a reminders of this. These planetary axes points serve as promptings for us to access our direct connection with Energetic Stream of Life on Earth.Like our ancestors before us, this is something we can only do for ourselves, for this journey of reconnection is experiential.To experience it we have to allow ourselves to feel with all that is, opening our receptivity centers and taking take a moment within time eternal to connect our hearts with the heart of the Earth.This pure simple act/intention can have profound effects.We don’t need any intermediary. We are the intermediary.
 We all have direct access to this stream of wonderful Life force that is you and me and the plants and the trees and the birds and the animals and the sun and the wind and the waters and all the invisible worlds from the micro to the macro that link us in the most stellar tapestry of Life.On this Equinox as our beautiful planet turns around the Sun to align its center with ours, let’s take a moment out of our busy modern lives to link with this pulsing Life force within and without.Let’s bridge the gap and become intimate with the Life stream that breathes us for the short time we are here on Earth. It’s a time to remember.and as the Earth and the Sun bow to each other, so do I take a deep bow to the Life force within you~Peace and Love~
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TREMENDOUS LIFE FORCE

"Deep Within You Lies That Tremendous Life Force
Take heart when you are going through times of being stripped of everything which has meant so much to you in this material world, when one thing after another seems to be taken from you until you have nothing left. Accept this time of seeming barrenness, of complete aloneness and realize that deep within you lies that tremendous life force which, when you have learnt to rely on it, will once again start surging through you with even greater force than ever and you will grow in greater stature and beauty as you rely entirely on it, on Me, the Source of all Life, all Creation, and you put first things first.
EILEEN CADDY 
One of the co-founders of the Findhorn Community, Eileen Caddy, received guidance from the "still, small voice within" and shared it with the community for more than 40 years until she passed away in 2006. We continue this tradition as her guidance is as relevant today as it was when she received it.
21 September 2018

CONNECTED VIA INTUITIVE BRIDGE

Since the "Go Ninja" warning, I've had feedback from those receiving their own version.  Some ask how I'm responding?  As always, I'm staying connected via intuitive bridge/Solar Plexus/gut chakra and advise others to do the same.  I'm spending most of my day in my Home Temple. . . . try it.

WHAT'S GOING ON

What if I told you that your every conflict, disappointment, struggle, or challenge with others and yourself, was merely a manifestation of what's going on within your own thinking. Would you go there first to fix, mend, and allay?
Yeah, you might miss the drama. 

PALO SANTO

Image result for palo santo uses  I love this!  Its name literally means holy     wood, and it is just that. When it is burned, the smoke is believed to have both medicinal and therapeutic healing power. Traditionally, it is burned by Incas, indigenous people of the Andes, Shamans and medicine people for spiritual purifying, energy cleansing and healing.

CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES

Although Mars Retrograde  went  stationary direct, we still have  shadow period which may activate your warrior persona, a reminder the symbology of  Mars the god of war. Here at The Cottage, it revived a chronic  issue  so if/when this happens, choose your battles/save yourself first.

DON'T CLAIM IT

With Mars in post shadow phase until October 8, you may be experiencing tailender backlashes! If so then choose no response.  Actually this is the best choice about most things -- don't claim it!  Assert your dominion and move on. 

BROKEN SPIRIT

I'm publishing this in case you can relate -- It really helps to know others healed/are healing their broken spirit -  a lifetime challenge for some of us. Admin Kay 
  Debra Shiveley Welch, Traditionally Published Author (2004-present)
My spirit has been broken.Until my late 20s, I was just that: a broken spirit. I lived my childhood without love, emotional support, indeed, many times without the necessities of life. I was introverted, full of shame (undeserved) and believed that I was one of those people who could not engender love. I was alone.

WARNING MESSAGE

Even though Mars went stationary direct August 27, it still emits during the post retrograde phase, so beware. I received warning message to go Ninja and know to always take Mars seriously.  . .  sigh.

CO-CREATIVE SCIENCE


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Co-creative science is a revolutionary way
to address the many serious problems
that are mushrooming all around us. 
Co-Creative Science is a book about nature and the amazing partnership we can forge with nature for working together to successfully address the many problems that face us in our everyday and professional lives. But co-creative science isn't just for addressing problems. It also points the way for us to establish our new partnership with nature so that we can live an environmentally friendly life that will be part of our planet's solutions and balance, and not part of our planet's problems and destruction.

MAINTAIN UNWAVERING FOCUS

The trick is learning to maintain an unwavering focus upon your desired end result, your completed dream, the "finish line," without insisting upon or contemplating its means of attainment, no matter how logical, obvious, or tempting it may seem.
Tallyho,
   The Universe

SPIN YOUR DREAMS

Having a dream, is more important than having it come true.
Just a little oddity to spin the wheels of your mind.

Ciao,


ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES

The Full Moon energy stirred things up for some of us - emotional upsets, health issues, last minute breakdowns and more -  all that full moon stuff.  The good news is   Mercury  Retrograde post shadow phase is fading fast (Sept 2) and Mars goes stationary direct August 27, 2018. so we can expect things to get back to normal - our version anyway!  In the lingering aftereffects, assert dominion like the god-dess you are and accept no substitutes. 

2018 AUGUST 26 FULL MOON IN PISCES

The wonderful CATHY PAGANO shares:

“It’s a time to rest in the arms of the watery womb of life, rocking gently on calm tidal flows…
“The Pisces Moon asks us to walk with Spirit as our most intimate companion and to use our creative imagination to discover what has been awakened in us by all the changes and challenges we’ve gone through this year…
“The ruling planets of this Full Moon, Mercury/Virgo and Jupiter/Pisces, are squaring each other. So in the midst of the calm, we are challenged to speak to the heart of things

MAGIC IS TECHNOLOGY

  Agatha Christie: "The supernatural is only the natural of which the laws are not yet understood."

 Clarke's three laws

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke formulated three adages that are known as Clarke's three laws, of which the third law is the best known and most widely cited:
  1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
  2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
  3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

CREATE A BETTER LIFE

Top 10 Takeaways from “A New Earth: Create A Better Life” By Eckhart Tolle


1. “ The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”

2. “ Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

3. “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.”

4. “Give up defining yourself — to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”

5. “What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.”

6. “Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living.”

7. “ Don’t Seek Happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness”

8. “When you don’t cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to your life that was lost a long time ago when humanity, instead of using thought, became possessed by thought.”

9. “This is my secret,” he said. “I don’t mind what happens.”

10. “Authentic human interactions become impossible when you lose yourself in a role.”

JUST IN TIME

I posted Victory Garden back in 2012, but  still haven't relocated off the beaten path!  It's more relevant now than ever, with escalating  nuclear threats, superstorms and rising oceans.  Exploring transparent beliefs reveals blocks in the way, made even more so by increased attention?  Best to  Return To Source and regroup, just in time to align with Mercury Stationary Direct in a couple of days.

ALIGN WITH THE STARS

Retrograde planets still stuck/backward motion but Mercury goes stationary direct the 18th, and not a moment too soon!  I knew better than to redecorate while the stars were askew but needed it done asap so dived in anyway. . . sigh.  Actually it's going OK if I don't focus on the detours and delays and by the way the 3rd set of curtains didn't work so awaiting delivery of  fourth set.  All good and timely reminder next time align with the stars.

DIVINITY INSPIRATION

It's a cool rainy morning here at The Cottage, perfect weather to just enjoy my home temple, catch up on emails, writing and research/explore areas I might like to live someday.  I try to stay out of my own way and trust right for me Divinity inspiration. 

GOLDILOCKS

How's it going?  In spite of the stars, the energy is positive here at The Cottage even with  detours, mishaps and retrograde planets.   Always up for a challenge,  I'm doing  a DYI decorating project, with all  the usual stalls and restarts magnified by by Mercury and Mars perceived backward motion, ie waiting now  on the Goldilocks just right third set of curtains, par for the course.  Sigh.

RANCH IN MONTANA

One of the things on our wish list  is "Ranch in Montana".   It's been on the back burner so long it's become a metaphor for 'the best' -- one of those someday dreams set aside because of career, family responsibilities, practicality.  It's another example of  self-imposed limitations, beliefs/domestication - misplaced creative Attention etc when we can have it all. Focus on the goal and The Universe supplies.