My mom was always into astrology, not on such a deep level that she looked at charts and plotted what every move in the vastness of space meant here on earth, but definitely more than reading The Daily News horoscopes. There were always a few books around on the subject and she had a knack for telling people what star sign they were. So seeds were sown back in my childhood that led me to believe we are more than mere mortals wandering around on earth till we die. I then spent my life traveling and being supported by the universe, synchronicity being a big theme in my life. Those galactic seeds planted by my mom also sprouted every once in a while. Combined, all of these tiny glimmers and glimpses into something beyond what society tries to tell me is important, have let me live in magic, beauty and awe of our planet and its inhabitants.
Now though, I feel the need to tap even deeper. With everything going on around me, I am reconnecting with my old galactic buddies once again. My friend Marga Laube helped kickstart me and my wife on the path guided by our nightly, twinkly friends. Her monthly broadcasts and recent book, Agents of Evolution started me listening more deeply to what the stars are saying. More recently Angie discovered an astrologer called Pam Gregory, and man, what this woman from England was saying in her broadcasts had me sitting up and listening! Not only did they echo Marga and an intuitive, Lee Harris who we also listen to, but they helped the puzzle come together, and gave renewed hope that we are all just part of this one big mystery. The night skies couldn’t have been making my vision more clearer. If you want to dive in to Pam Gregory’s world, listen to this chat she recently had with Lee Harris. She’s a middle class woman from England, who likes Elvis Presley style collars, but put a goatee and some shaggy hair on her, and you might be tempted to call her Che!!
Some of you out there might wonder why the need to look at the stars or dive deeper into our souls with everything is going so smoothly. Hmmm, not so sure about that! For me, the beauty of our twinkly friends above, the vastness of space we are voyaging through, and the depth of our spiritual selves show us that we are so much more than the physical limits of our human selves. The energy fields we are created from, and live our lives trying to ignore, are now coming to the fore and showing us, almost forcing us, to see how powerful that energy is.
Just look up at night at those constellations and picture our planet/solar system moving around in space. Apparently we are in a position that we haven’t been in for over 12,000 years. Many of you may say, so, what does that mean? Well, astrologically, a lot more than I can tell you, but on a more earthly level, to me it sounds pretty damn cool to know that in the vastness of time and space we’ve come back to the same place we were when our great great great ancestors were just starting to tread down a different path, planting seeds, setting up political structures, and laying the groundwork for getting us to where we are right now. Does this arrival in space back to where we once were mean something far more deeper than, “Here we go again, ready for another loop?” I hope so, especially if we are able to look at it in terms of, “Okay, we saw where that experiment led to, ready to try something a bit more progressive now?”
If you are interested in our position amongst the stars on an astrological level, Pam explains it more deeply in the above link with Lee. Entering the photon belt, gamma rays, neutrinos, all interesting and esoteric, but a bit over my head, excuse the pun;-). It is nice though to feel part of something way more than our earthbound existence, because when you really think of it, although we can let ourselves become quite weighed down and stagnant in our current human form, the planet we are living on is anything but standing still. Every minute we breath, our planet is spinning, whirling, moving and traveling. So, like it or not, we’re all on this earth ship together, and in the current state of affairs why would you want to ignore such an awesome existence that we are all experiencing together spinning on a globe hurling through space. How friggin cool is that?
I believe our ten thousand or so years on this great journey of progress wasn’t all one big mistake, far from it. We have gone off the rails along the way, that is for sure. Where and what that ride through time and space has led us to though, is many of us having access to some pretty cool technology, some pretty damn clear hindsight, and a plethora of choices in how we move on from here. What the indigenous societies have shown us is that to connect and respect the planet and all of its wonder is a good start. Along with the spiritual practices developed millennia ago that are now being embraced in the growing field of quantum science, our race is starting to finally embrace it’s true magical powers.
Entwining the earthly wisdom that has been seriously damaged over the past few hundred years into what we now know about our inner beings and the outer realms of space, all combine to make our current journey pretty damn awesome! These two recent authors with indigenous blood, knowledge and insight help us to reconnect to some of those lost aspects of our humanity. The poetically written, Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer, explores the wealth of knowledge from the native North Americans and their natural wisdom. Along with the clever journey into the Australian Aboriginal cultures in Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta are two books that show us how well we humans can operate when we give ourselves over to the fact that we are a species on a diverse planet, and without respecting and integrating into the natural world, we can get led astray and wander into some dark alleyways. If we follow our true paths an amazing existence awaits when we emerge from the darkness we unwittingly let ourselves get lost in. As humans our inner light needs to be constantly stoked as these alleyways that promise to fulfill us usually just leaving us feeling even more empty. What keeps us fully nourished are the qualities of connection, love and acceptance. As we humans sometimes get drawn to a false light of material wealth, forgetting what truly matters, we become like moths drawn to a flame, and are shocked when our wings get singed and we crash and burn. Let’s try to collectively stop this cycle, and take real flight to the expanding heavens above, and the boundless inner peace and transformative energy we have inside of us, just waiting to be tapped into.
Look up to the stars, look down into the earth and then turn inwards and peer into your soul. I am confident if we all did this, we would see more clearly that division, coercion, right and wrong, us and them, financial gain for its own sake, is just a bunch of stuff we found in the dark alleyways getting led astray on our collective journey. We will emerge out of this period in history. We will shape a different future together. It is a necessity. The power structures who feel their towers starting to crumble are trying incessantly to patch up a structure in active collapse. They may succeed for a short period of time, but listen to Pam, Lee, Marga, Robin, Tyson and the list goes on. It is written in the stars, it is part of the earth we share. Life is meant to be wondrous, the beauty of our planet is not to be ignored and brushed aside, treated like a factory just milling out what we need to survive. It is so much more than that. Don’t listen to the people who profit from doom, gloom, fear and division, they are still the minority, although now that they are busy trying to patch up their falling/failing structure, we can see them for what they truly are, just humans led astray looking for light in the wrong places. When the tower falls, we will all see more clearly across the plain, up into the mountains, gazing up to the stars and deeper into ourselves. These are our true leaders. When we follow the natural path to our humanity, the future looks pretty darn bright, better put on your shades!!