Thursday, April 20, 2017
Let's begin this week by first discussing the significant planetary alignments that we need to pay attention to, then we'll get to the messages that I've been receiving for the past several days, and finish up with this morning's channeled message from the Arcturian Council. It all goes together! And quite frankly, I don't ever know how it's going to fit together until I get to the day of the weekly blog post! There is so much information that comes to us during the course of a week, and some of it has already been shared on the Facebook Page, so I hesitate to go into it in any depth again, so we'll just be covering the basics. I encourage you to follow the Facebook Page for more regular updates. With all of that said, let's begin!
The Sun moves into Taurus today, shifting the energies. Taurus is a more grounded, stable energy, and is said to be ruled by the planet Venus. For me, this doesn't ring true. I believe that Taurus is ruled by the Earth, due to it's grounded nature. This is neither here nor there, yet if you see it in this way, it may remind you to Stay Grounded during this time, and that is an important part of today's message. Taurus is symbolized by the Bull, so watch out for stubbornness, bull-headedness, and those attempting to charge forward like a bull, or perhaps your own tendency to do so. That is not advised at this time, and we'll get into the why's of that, here in a minute.
Pluto goes Retrograde today. Pluto is about Power, transformation, regeneration and rebirth, according to this article by Astrology dot com. It goes on to say: "Pluto says 'out with the old and in with the new'... This planet rules destruction, death, obsession, kidnapping, coercion, viruses and waste. Pluto also governs crime and the underworld, along with many forms of subversive activity (terrorism, dictatorships). This planet is about all that is secret and undercover, that which is hidden from view. This planet's energy is often focused on the masses and what the collective will do. Pluto beseeches the masses to look inward (and to their subconscious) to see what's there."
With Pluto in Retro, we are drawn into ourselves even more. Everyone is going through their own process, and we'd do well to REspect that, and give everyone the space they need, while taking the same for ourselves.
Mars will enter Gemini, the Sign of the Twins tomorrow, the 21st. I have no clue what this means, perhaps it will balance that aggressive warrior energy with the appropriate masculine/feminine balance needed. Let's hope so!
And we still have Mercury in Retro through May 3rd, who will back into Aries today, giving fire energy to our words and thoughts and attempting to push us forward. As with all Mercury Retro energies, think first, then re-think, before taking action.
Saturn is still Retro, and will remain so until August 23rd. Time and Discipline are His themes. Jupiter is Retro through June 9th, inhibiting expansion, yet at the same time, since we are drawn so far inwards with all of these Retros, perhaps expanding who we are and our own understanding of ourselves. Or at least wanting us to focus on that!
The New Moon is on the 26th, in Taurus. It is a 20-20 day - a day to SEE CLEARLY, as well as a Master Number 22 day, and a #40/4 day. The New Moon resonates with the energies of the Sun in Taurus - stay grounded!
KEY WORDS: Communication, Time/Timing, Balance, Grounding
The messages I've been picking up the past few days, center around Communication and Time, or Timing. There is also a Balance message, we'll get to that next.
Mercury is about communication and our mental abilities. He lives in the Direction of East, the same place as Grandfather Sun, the Element of Air, the season of Spring, the energies of new beginnings and rebirth, and the place of learning about focus, clarity, and illumination. The teachings of the Direction of East also involve the Solar Plexus Chakra, whose color is yellow, as is the Direction of East, and Grandfather Sun.
We are asked to watch out for things being taken out of context, taken the wrong way, or of doing the same ourselves. We are advised to think before speaking, and to communicate clearly.
This quote sums up the message about communication and what we are currently experiencing around communication teachings:
"Silence was meaningful with the Lakota, and his granting a space of silence before talking was done in the practice of true politeness and regardful of the rule that 'thought comes before speech'..."
~Luther Standing Bear
Taking our time, and thinking about what we are going to say, before we say it, is important, and it's important that we get back to speaking in this manner. Think about how the words of another make you feel. Do they resonate? What emotion do they create in you? REspond from there, from the heart, from the place in you that feels these things. If we are REsponding too quickly, we aren't really taking in the words of others, we aren't thinking before speaking, we aren't REcognizing how the words make us feel, and we are not coming from our hearts in our REsponse.
Feeling then, is the theme of this Mercury Retrograde, and how we can better communicate with feeling, with others, as well as with ourselves.
The RE words to pay attention to this week are: REsponse, REspect, REply, REsonate, REflect, REview, and REmembering to pause before speaking. We are also called to look at the words REact vs REspond, as in REsponding with thoughtfulness, or REacting in anger or from Ego, and doing this in awareness, takes Time - a Saturn theme. We are asked to Take The Time Needed to REspond from our heart, with REspect for all involved.
Communication is an art. An art that we learn to master over the course of our lives. There are more forms of communication than just verbal. There's also body language, Sign Language, the way that we speak using our hands, and Symbols, Numbers, and Images are also forms of communication that we all use and/or understand. We use these to communicate what is inside of us with the outside world, be it our wants, needs, thoughts, or feelings.
In some cultures, there's "informal conversation" and "formal or Ceremonial conversation". In truth, we speak more informally at home or when with our friends, than we do publicly. This informal conversation however, has become the norm, and is used when addressing most people. Business can be an exception, where we are REquired to watch our speech while there. Church and Grandma's house may be other places where we automatically do this. But as soon as we leave, we revert back to our Informal language and selves.
We've come to treat everything informally, instead of giving it the respect it deserves. And yet it's business that's taught us to do everything quick - you're on the clock, hurry up, we're told. Don't waste time, they say, as if Time itself can be wasted...
So, we have taken a cue from business and now hurry up in our conversations with others, so as not to "waste time". This creates the issue we are now covering in this Mercury Retro, that of thinking before speaking, or even REacting. We've taken the REspect out of our communication. Maybe the online social sites have also contributed to this, trying to keep our REsponses short. Think on this, and see how you can better honor yourself, your feelings, and others, when you speak and when you REspond. What we put out into the world comes back to us.
Timing is another issue right now, and we'll get into that in the Arcturian Message.
Grounding is essential during this energy update that we are receiving. Loads of higher vibrational energies are pouring into the Earth Realm at this time, and we are receiving energetic updates, and our DNA is being updated. We are all vibrating higher. Staying grounded - and hydrated - is very important. I'll share some grounding techniques on my Facebook Page later on today.
Balance is another subject we need to cover. This past Sunday, I posted a message about how we are always looking to balance ourselves body, mind, and spirit, and how that leaves emotional balance out of the equation. West is the feminine Direction, it is about our emotions and psychic abilities, and it's Element is Water. By ignoring the importance of expressing our emotions, we are denying the feminine, and the Sacredness of Water - now we see why all of the Water issues have arisen! Also, our emotions are the gateway to our psychic abilities, so we are blocking them, when we block our emotions. As a society, we've been taught not to speak about how we feel. Women have been characterized as being emotional, or even overly emotional, and we've been shamed for this, when emotions are a natural part of our lives, in fact, one of the 4 essentials of centering and balancing ourselves. When any one of these four: mental, physical, emotional, or spiritual is out of balance, the Whole Body is out of balance. So, when seeking balance in our lives, we have to make sure that we are feeding each of these, each and every day. And this is another reason that it is important to stop and check in with ourselves, and see how the words of others make us feel, before REsponding. Are we REsponding from the heart, or from Ego, or somewhere in between? Are we honoring our emotions? Are we feeding our head daily? How are we treating our physical body - are we eating right, getting all of the vitamins and minerals that we need, getting exercise or physically exerting ourselves every day? Are we feeling our physical body? Grounding ourselves can pull us back into our physical body. And, lastly, are we spending spiritual time each day - and how you do this is entirely up to you, whether you pray, meditate, or just commune with nature. Take some time out from all of the "duties" of life and spend a few minutes alone. All four of these together keep us balanced, and we are asked to Focus on Balance at this time.
MESSAGE FROM THE ARCTURIAN COUNCIL
Many are waking up at this time, seeing "reality" for what it is. Reality is but a dream. You create your own Reality with your words, thoughts, intentions, and actions. To Manifest, see the end result, not the process needed to get there.
Time is an illusion. Learn to go with the flow instead of marking time. Use the Times of the Day and their energies: Morning to noon is the time to manifest or grow something in your life. Noon to sunset is a time to release or do releasing work. Night hours are for meditation, dreaming, and connecting to the Other Worlds.
Everything is going according to plan.
You will notice symptoms of your Ascension. Hang in there! Use these to your benefit. Not everything can be done in a "day". REcognize what you can do and leave the rest for a better Time. Learning to go with thee flow will help you with this.
It's all Relative - you/we are all related. REcognize that. This is a part of the Teachings of the REtrogrades.
At times, it may feel as if you are stuck in the mud or muck. You aren't. You are never as limited as you think you are. There is always another way.
We are the Arcturian Council and we have guided you for Eons! We have your best interests at heart. Have faith! Never doubt that things are going to work out for the highest good of all.
This is just an awakening process, and yet that's what makes it difficult. REcognizing that all of the things you have accepted as "normal" for your entire life, are not what they appear to be, can be a harsh reality check. Yet, we have your back. We are doing things in All the Realms to assist you. The vibrational level on your planet is rising. You will have realized this. These energies can be hard to digest at times. If so, just take it easy. Let things flow as they need to.
Everyone is responsible for their own energy and their own Path. We all have lessons to learn here at this time. In the process of learning these lessons, certain things will begin happening. You'll recognize them by the SHIFT they create. Time/Space is being altered by these events, and it's okay that this happens. It will serve to make everything Right again in the end - BUT you have to hand on til the end to see the True Results of this process. It will all come out, and changes will need to be made to circumvent these existing systems that are now in place and breaking up. What will you choose to replace them with? More of the same? Or something completely different? This is still up in the air, so do your work, heal yourself, help others to heal and to wake up. You're all Related, remember! The good of the whole cannot be decided upon by a select few. You have to do things differently this time around. You are being given another chance at this. Don't flub it up! You have to want what is good for others as equal to what is good for you - or for a few.
It's important that all are treated equally and with fairness. We are all alike underneath, and this is a big lesson for you. In the process of waking up you will come to realize all of this, even if it does not resonate today.
We can all be friends/friendly with each other. See the issues surrounding you. They are being manifested in a variety of ways there on Earth, so that you can see and understand them all clearly. These are the issues that you face as a country and a world. Equality and Duality, Equanimity and Balance, Pride and Prejudice, want and need - everything in balance.
You still aren't seeing the whole picture, but you will as you continue to wake up. We remind you, It's All Relative. Keep that phrase in your mind. Treat others as you would want to be treated. This includes those in prison - those who are truly sick, and/or defeated by Your System, forced to do things they wouldn't normally do, due to their circumstances.
This is what happens when you don't have true equality. Some are kicked down, stepped upon, by others wanting to rise to the top. Money is True Evil and has created a host of problems in your world, not the least of which is the devaluing of human life.
Think upon these things for a while and you will see/understand their truths.
We are with you always.
We are the Arcturian Council
We bid you good day!"
We are also told to Shine Brightly, and to "Be the Rainbow". By this, it means that we are to embrace the Rainbow Healing Rays of Creation, and use them to help to heal ourselves, others, and this Earth we call home, as well as the Rainbow of colors of peoples who inhabit this Earth. We are all related, and the same underneath.
May the energies be gentle with you,
and may Light shine from you in all that you do!
Have a blessed week!
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