The MoneyFlow: Low Frequency or High?
Lately I've noticed myself, along with others I counsel and talk to, feeling "tight" when the subject of money comes up. We say, "Money is tight right now." It's a nearly literal way of describing the energy state we are resonating at currently. Our frequency has dropped. We're contracted and jammed up. The flow isn't moving much. This morning, as I thought about balancing my checking account and FINALLY looking at my investment statements for the past few months (which I've been avoiding for fear of the depression that is likely to beset me), I realized how I've been unconsciously contracting, then feeling "bad," when I think about money. And how this isn't helping new money to flow through my life!
I was writing in my journal and this is what came: Don't contract around thoughts of money; expand instead! Say (and feel): "The money is flowing everywhere in the world in spite of what the news says, and I include myself in that flow. I open myself to be a receiver and giver of the moneyflow. I call the moneyflow over here to flow through me, as well as through the others who've called it. It comes where it's called and goes where I send it."
I saw that I'd excluded myself from the moneyflow by contracting every time I thought about money—losing it, spending it, making it, giving it. I saw that "contracting" was both the feeling of "freezing up" and the feeling of avoiding and going into blankness and distraction. Now I'm experimenting with the idea of relaxing when I think of money; I don't have money really, I have moneyflow; it's an experience of a kind of movement in life. I feel how the moneyflow is part of God's love, and if it's flowing in my life, it's a type of loving experience. If it's not flowing in my life, it's another kind of loving experience—perhaps its absence points my attention to something less tangible that I've neglected. The moneyflow is neutral—if I experience the Love that moves the Flow, and feel it in me, and use that Love as the core motive and content in all that I do, then the moneyflow becomes an intrinsic, natural part of my own lifeflow, or loveflow. As the moneyflow moves through me, it brings creative ideas for making, receiving, using, and giving money. It's so natural. So tied together.
Greed only works to attract money for a limited time, since under the motive is a powerful contracted belief that there can never be enough to feel truly secure, or to feel truly good about oneself. When there is a desire to control the moneyflow, especially to preserve a sense of self worth based on the kind of buss and power money can bring, there is always an eventual downfall, so the soul can discover the true source of worth, and the true kind of power, which is based on one's experience of the simple goodness within. Real power is the ability to call forth, or call out from the unified field, various flows of energy, and to direct them into form with your heart-mind, from a love motive, for the sake of the whole.
Societal fear motivations around amassing and hoarding huge stockpiles of "easy money" are now surfacing into the conscious mind of our culture (current events), as the ravenous, unscrupulous money-monsters (multinational banks, cartels, corporations, etc) we never wanted to look at too closely, who we gave all our power to, are failing. Now they, and we, have a clear choice about examining and recentering in the truth of who we really are, as a way for us to re-identify ourselves as people who come from simple goodness. But because we are experiencing losses, shocks, and lack as a result of these collapses, we are contracting into the personal and collective fears that underlie the part of our identity that's based on what we HAVE. And with every fear we indulge in, our frequency drops. The market goes down, our personal vibration goes down.
Our job now is to reverse the slide within ourselves. Refuse to contract. Relax around the idea of moneyflow and expand into a resonance with the worldwide moneyflow. It's so connected to how we hold energy within ourselves and refuse to let it flow, or how we trustingly release the energy that wants to flow through us to go where it wants to go. To reverse this economic crisis, each of us can start by ending contraction in ourselves.
The Stars Are Shifting and So Are We
The following summaries of two major astrological trends affecting us societally and personally—which I like to keep in mind as I sense the energetic flows under the surface of our outer reality—was written by Gary Paul Glynn (email@example.com) in his weekly forecast. I have edited it for brevity.
Expect the Unexpected: One of the biggest players in the recent presidential election was revolutionary Uranus as it faced off with entrenched Saturn. The excitement and sense of relief that many people experienced can be traced to Uranus’ progressive tendencies. The most common expression of an amplified Uranus can be found in higher levels of volatility and unpredictability when it comes to change. Uranus represents breakthroughs and breakouts from the status quo as well as radical events that seemingly appear out of nowhere. Personally speaking, we need to be aware of the tendency for rebellious and eccentric behaviors as well as the impulse to surprise and shock those of a more staid, conservative disposition. Unusual weather patterns and geophysical extremes are possible along with some unusual twists and turns on the level of politics that mess with our expectations.
Pluto Returns to Capricorn: This week sees Pluto, the planetary symbol of cathartic change and evolutionary transformation reentering Capricorn, the sign most closely associated with institutions, corporations, administrations, traditions, and consensus reality. The focus shifts toward a profound transformation in the structures and foundations we’ve come to take for granted. Perhaps the most obvious death and rebirth scenario we’re likely to see over the course of the next 15 years lies in the global economic framework that came into being the last time Pluto transited Capricorn during the Revolutionary Era (1762-1779) that contained not only the American Revolution, but the Industrial Revolution as well. Now we see these revolutions come full circle as we prepare to move another notch up the spiral staircase of collective evolution. This isn’t to say that this is the end of capitalism, just that a newer, more inclusive model will come into being as we’re faced with dwindling resources and climate change impacting the planet’s very survival.
Plan Ahead! 2009 Conference on Dreams
My intuition and dream colleague, Dr. Marcia Emery, let me know next year's International Association for the Study of Dreams conference will have the theme: Earth Dreaming: 25 Years of Carrying the Dream Forward, and it will be held in Chicago, June 26-30. Marcia will be on a panel honoring Monte Ullman's work with a presentation called, "Revisiting Astrological Indicators of Precognitive Dreams."
This lovely illustration comes from Chrysti, an artist in Raleigh, NC; you can find her wonderful blogs at http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrysti/ and http://chrysti.wordpress.com/2006/06/28/my-newest-collages-new-giveaway/
In the Days After the Election: Interesting Psychology & Energy Challenges
I hear that, immediately after the election, Rush Limbaugh has called Obama a thug, and has misquoted his acceptance speech to make it seem that Obama is scoffing at individuality, among other things. I don't listen to Rush, as I can't stand his voice and violence, but a friend of mine in Germany who only has Armed Forces radio, listens to him as a counterpoint to Ed Schultz, and he says Limbaugh is an "intellectual psychopath" which I think is quite apt. No one calls this man on his outrageously hate-filled accusations.
It is the cleverness of the dying ego—that's what I think the whole nastiness in the Republican party is about anymore. The party used to have integrity, but now it seems to be mainly kneejerk reactions, and a desire to indulge in being able to express bile, rage, and hate for virtually any reason, as though projecting blame is the only thing that's satisfying. The Course in Miracles teaches that projecting blame and punishment onto others is a method the ego-mind uses to keep from having to feel the underlying ego death (and simultaneous soul emergence) and the fears that the ego is trying to keep suppressed.
As a people, we Americans are healing some deep psychological wounds, and many of us aren't willing to admit there's a problem. The country must now go through a "self-recovery" process similar to that which any psychologically wounded individual must. I am really ready for Obama to continue recentering the people and calling up the original motivations of our country's destiny, to help us all pull together and get back to work, to pull jobs back, to pull soldiers back, to clean up our boundaries concerning illegal immigrants, etc. These are all the same things a single person needs to do in a psychological growth process to get healthy again after a period of physical, emotional, and mental abuse. For that is what we've been living through, and like any abused person who stays with their abuser, we've been in denial, big-time.
Where is our national character? Instead of doing the really hard work of honestly assessing our weaknesses and wounds, then finding a way to reactivate our truth and love, people want to be patriotic and proud of their country, which is national ego. Honestly, there's not much to be proud of lately—we've compromised our character in so many ways. And, I don't think we can even be patriotic in the old sense of the word anymore. We need a new kind of national identity, similar to the kind of presence a mature spiritual person has—think, Dalai Lama here—that allows us to be uniquely what we are without being puffed up, defensive, aggressive, and separatist. We have to develop high levels of respect for all other countries and peoples.
I saw Obama's face when he was on The Daily Show the night before the election, and it was calm, eyes soft and large, a wide smile, and literally, light was radiating off his face. There was no racial "color" to his face, just light. I was stopped in my tracks at the sight. I thought, "What happens to a person who has been talking to audiences of 10 to 50 to 100,000 people everyday, several times a day, for 2 years? How much energy has he run through his body, emotions, and mind? How much has he given? And received? Wow! Talk about transformation! What will be interesting now is to see if/how he continues to run the same intensity of energy when not aided by crowds. How will his new energy "skill" translate into the day-to-day business of the presidency?
I think we're going to see a new way of being President emerging. And it's going to be fascinating. It's a different scope than Obama used in campaigning, a penetration into a tight, complex Gordian knot of problems, and it's going to take immense intelligence, diplomacy, new perception, steadiness, patience, vision, hope, and confidence. These are things I think are close to the heart of what caused our country to come into existence--our core values. I hope people of all "parties" can recognize what's real and good, and not be attached to the outer wrapping of the gift, or to just being right. These days, being inflexibly "right" is getting very close to being "dead right." Our fluid world can't tolerate stubborn, immobile ideas that block that intensifying flow.
Intuition and Politics: Seeing Through the Smokescreen of Spin
I wrote this editorial in 2004, but it is just as true today:
I am not a particularly political person, as I've never understood why, when discussing politics, friends and loved ones can become so personally identified with mere ideologies and hotly divided against each other. I'm not too patriotic either, in the old Neanderthal way where we boast egotistically of our greatness at the expense of other nations. And yet, I have always felt fiercely proud of the experiment in consciousness that is the United States. The work of the Founding Fathers, and of the matriarchal Iroquois Nation before them, moves my soul.
I believe this country has a noble life purpose—to serve as a kind of laboratory for enlightenment—and that it has a global role to play as a catalytic spiritual force, not as the domineering, know-it-all boss of everyone. I am fascinated watching this process of national spiritual growth unfold, wondering if we will be strong enough morally, with good enough hearts and broad enough vision, to play our part in the world community and carry it off.
Like anyone on a spiritual path, I seek to live increasingly without fear and separatist thinking, and more from an awareness of unity and respect for life. To do that, I practice measuring what I experience against what I know of how the universal laws function, to see what has natural harmony, and actually works, and what doesn't. With politics, this is a challenging task. The true goings-on of our government and leaders are so obscured by smokescreens of media spin—and outright lies—that I've had the tendency to just tune it out rather than make the effort to use my intuition to sort through the heap of grain and chaff. But we must look deeper. What's really true? Where are the false notes? What only works for the short term? This is especially necessary in these post-9/11, politically divisive times. READ THE REST OF THE PDF. . .
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