Human Dramas and Family Theater Versus Peaceful Nature and Serenity Within

Nature Scene
It’s heaven….this pic is… Look! Not one human in sight! Yet, this type of scene and others just like it and the peace and the quiet that accompanies scenes like this lives inside / within each of us. And no matter how many humans with their dramas are around, we can go there, live there, love there! I’m there!

People. Wow.  Family people. BIGGER WOW.  My recent move has taken my trip here on Earth to another level.  Let me just use the words “other level” rather than put any other descriptive adjective onto it. 

As they say, it is one thing to meditate up on the mountain in a cave quite alone and totally another to bring your soul into the village and practice there! I can see I’m going to get some good practice! 

Yet, I’ve brought the mountain with me—it’s in my heart and in my mind and yes, the mountain is in my soul.  The mountain and my soul are one—and like the American Indian would say, “I am one with the Earth”.  In fact, I have a t-shirt that says that on the front.

I’ve had more human activity and family activity (call it human drama—that’s more the truth) than I’ve been accustomed to in the past.  I’m still making the adjustment and truthfully have longed for the solitude from which I’ve come and have had moments wherein I’ve had to consciously remind my ego-self that all that I seek exists within.

Change takes some getting used to–I’m living that truth fer’ sh’ure!

It was therapy–I just came back from a 2 mile hike in a nearby state park area; very nice.  I still want to call on the I-ching oracle for a word or two about this whole topic of human dramas and dealing with that type of energy scenario.  You might be having the same type of issue because after all the Sun in still in the family sign, Cancer.  And it’s still within striking distance of a wide opposition to Pluto.

The question has to do with dealing with those dramas–what should we keep in mind around the human theatre arenas?  The information below is general and not necessarily specific to my situation–it’s just some I-ching wisdom to apply to human theater generally.

Well, we’ve received several things here.  One is to remember that in the heat of the drama or in the midst of the battle, it is best to not charge up the hill when both sides are firing at one another, least you become the unwitting recipient of a bullet or two.  Or you could become shouted at when one of the guys from the opposing side mistakes you for the enemy.  Making one’s self a small target at those times is wise–once the heart stops pounding and you catch your breath, the circumstances may change by then. 

The other bit of guidance is if you do make a preemptive strike, trust that your intuition was guiding you to do so and do not defend your actions or entertain any type of rationalization. 

Aside from that, be willing to “roll with the punches” as the sayings go while increasing your strength and capacity to endure difficulties in the face of change.  If recent change is part of the scenario, its normal to feel vulnerable and shaky at times.  It’s also normal to doubt and question yourself in areas where there was previous unshakable certainty!  All that is “par for the course” to use another saying.

Keep a steady pace and stay in touch with the real needs of the moment rather than bringing in past of future scenario thinking. 

Remember, that we can’t always make sense of things or other people when it comes to human ego-dramas or family-theatre. 

Breathe deeply and tune into the inner guide, the voice of truth that speaks from your intuition.

Most of all, have patience with yourself and this will help you to have patience with others–yet, don’t allow yourself to be a doormat either!  If YOU don’t respect you, who will?

If you weren’t ready for the human drama and family theatre productions that certain changes can provide, remember that the Tao would not have provided the current opportunity. 

That’s how to see it all — as one big opportunity to expand your Earthly trip! 

 And yeah, that other opportunity… to take a drive to the nearest state park and go for a hike by the lake!  Amen.

Daily Divination April 5, 2011 Emotional Drama in Relationships; The Perfect Storm? King of Cups asks….

 The Perfect Relationship Storm?

Do you know someone (probably a male—but could be a woman too) who can’t properly express emotion? Then today’s King of Cups Divination Message may be for you. Mastering emotions through detached awareness isn’t for the weakest amongst us.  In other words, to use some mountain talk, “It ain’t easy”. 

Hey, and include me in that statement—I’ve been years working toward that goal and some days I wonder if I’ll ever get there. 

Violent King Titan (son of Poseidon), the god of the sea, can become activated in all of us if we’re not being conscious about our emotions.  King Titan is associated with huge turmoil and horrendous waves when jealous, obsessive and angered.

When the King of Cups archetype energy in our consciousness – and that seems like a combo of Neptune/Pisces energy (sensitivity) and Moon/Cancer energy (emotion) and toss in Mars/Aries (fire and passion) too…. well, that’s the  part of us that can either be the wise-counselor, someone who maintains composure, keeps their head in a crisis, is diplomatic, caring and tolerant–or quite the opposite. 

The question is when is too much of that enough?  Can one be too caring and too tolerant and too diplomatic?  Energy has to be balanced in order to be healthy.  Someone who is too compassionate (is there such a thing? Yes, I believe so) and too attached and “close” to a situation can become drained, loose self-identity and set the self up for victimization and actually bring out the King Titan type energy in others.  Conflict avoiding behavior makes the King Titan aspect  grow in others sometimes.  Energy is always trying to balance and we attract what we need to grow.  How is all of this playing out in your life and in the lives of those you know?  It’s playing out somewhere (I promise you); read on for more insight about it….

I know someone who had to participate in a domestic violence hearing and was surprised (first timer) at the number of people in the crowded courtroom—there were many, many cases to be heard.  That really says a lot about a couple of things.  One is the obvious fact that people really need help in learning how to deal with their emotions.  The second is that astrologically with so many planets in ARIES now… there’s lots of impulsiveness and reactionary type energy very likely afoot right now.  (Mercury, Jupiter, Sun, Mars and Uranus—they’re all in ARIES.)  I wrote a blog about Aries last week.

The King of Cups Asks.....

The message under consideration for today’s divination is about emotional balance and proper expression of that emotion.  The King of  Cups asks, “Do we avoid conflict at our own expense and how much tolerance, composure and caring is enough? And how much is too much?” 

Libra is the flip side, the polarity, of Aries.  Those energies, to be healthy, need balance and wisdom which plays out highly through life experiences and generally in the scheme of things. 

 So much Aries energy right now (think:  King Titan in the image at the top of this post) can put the big squeeze on sweet Libra (think:  the image of the ship with King Titan) and that sweet Libra stuff needs to be a bit more Aries-like IF one hopes to survive any current storms in the sea of life, that is.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s [BELOW] a chart for the current energy. 

See all those planets with this glyph in the left side of the chart below ?  That is the sign of ARIES.    There’s whole lot of planets on that left side of the chart [BELOW] in that sign of Aries, right?  See all of them?

Very good; now look way to the right, the opposite side of the chart.  What do you see?  One planet opposing all those others!  It happens to be Saturn in the sign of Libra.  Sweet Libra energy over there in the sign of relationships hardly stands a chance against all that Aries; sweet Libra is going to have to toughen up or not; but it’s going to be a challenge. 

And we’re all experiencing this energy somewhere in our chart–each and every one of us. Again, the chart of the energy below shows what we’re all dealing with now. While you look at it you will notice that , we also have lots of energy in the spiritual sign of Pisces to help us.  Perfect time for prayer and meditation… that’d be supported and easy for us to access to assist us now.

Here’s what the glyph of Pisces looks like: 

See it in the chart below?

The whole thing looks like the potential for a Spiritual Awakening to me!     The Perfect Storm in a Relationship can facilitate that awakening.  Why do I say a relationship?   Saturn is transiting through the relationship sign itself, Libra–and it’s retrograde to boot, so it’s all highly focused energy.  Toss Mercury Retro into the mix and it’s either let’s talk or let’s quit talking or let’s go back and clean this up by communicating differently depending on how it plays out for each of us.  (Those are the archetypes; an astrology reading specific to your own birth chart could get more specific.) 

PS– just noticed that  Juno (the asteroid associate with marriage) is also retrograde right now!  Hmmmmm, interesting!