Cosmic News December 29, 2011

Trust, Leap, Fly!


There is only one you for all time—fearlessly be yourself
--Anthony Rapp


Deepest gratitude and warmest best wishes flow to you with this newsletter.  I so very much appreciate you for enriching my life with your presence in it! 

I have exciting news to share. I am now posting daily astrological inspiration on Twitter. These are short notes that address the major cosmic themes of the day and how you can cultivate the best they have to offer. I’m also blogging once or twice weekly to provide more substantial guidance for making your 2012 adventure through time and space a rewarding one.  If you follow me on the blog, you will receive email notification each time I post a new entry. It’s been a busy week of cosmic activity, so I’ve actually posted four blogs this week. There’s information about the Cosmic Weather today and the Moon’s pow wow with Mercury; a post on the glorious opportunity inherent in Saturn’s connection to Neptune these next forty days (that provides a helpful guide to making your new year’s commitments) and a missive on the benefits of new moon wishing.

It’s also been an eventful week of solar flare activity. That means that egos everywhere have been given a boost. This can have the effect of making some people cranky. Heightened solar activity often encourages ego to engage power and control dramas.  To be human is to have an ego. I find the best way to relate to my own is to laugh at it.  That sense of humor comes easily when you understand exactly what the ego is. The ego consists of thought and emotion, of memories we identify with as “me” and the habitual roles we play without knowing it. As Eckhart Tolle observed, Complaining is one of the ego’s favorite strategies for strengthening itself. Whether you complain aloud or only in your thoughts, makes no difference. Down deep all egos are the same. They thrive on identification and separation. When you live through ego, the basis of your identify is precarious because thought and emotion are ephemeral, fleeting. So every ego is constantly struggling for survival, trying to protect and enlarge itself. It’s impossible for the mind to understand what place or purpose a seemingly random event has in the tapestry of the whole.  I would add that when that ‘event’ is not to our liking, the ego tends to take it very personally. It’s best “not to mind” what happens, then all of life becomes a delightful comedy.

What your eternal self knows is that everything is interconnected and that every event has its necessary place and function within the totality. Ego doesn’t know this. The totality is much more than the surface appearance of things, more than the sum total of its parts. We can never know this higher order by thinking about it because whatever we think about is content; whereas the higher order emanates from the formless realm of consciousness, from universal intelligence. But we can glimpse it and more than that, we can align ourselves with it, which means be conscious participants in the unfolding of that higher purpose. (Eckhart Tolle)

Indeed. From that understanding, the best use of this vitalizing energy that boosts up the ego is to smile for no reason. That will release the happy hormone. Let your little light shine while you also acknowledge and appreciate the other little lights shining all around you.  If you wake up in a funk place, belt out , Oh, what a beautiful morning and just watch how quickly everything is going your way. Savor every sensory experience.  Dance with the wind.  Enjoy a gratitude fest for yourself and for others and for everything that you love about life. That will ensure everyone around you is in a good feeling place. Playfulness is contagious.  Let’s have an epidemic of play!  It’s lovely news that we are all in this together. Our loving thoughts and words unite, bond and connect and ripple out as joy to you and joy to me and joy to all the fishes in the sea. Joy to the world!

My joy is to be of service to you in the ways that support you on your human adventure through time and space this new year.  I love receiving your updates, so please do continue to give me the pleasure of your wondrous stories.

 May life’s magic and abundant blessings and grace be with you,

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